In celebration of Earth Day this past week…
The winner for the most unique Earth Day commemorative is the Center for Biological Diversity, which passed out a quarter of a million of these nifty endangered-species condoms in U.S. cities, Mexico and Puerto Rico on Thursday.
Meant to highlight the role of human overpopulation in the elimination and endangerment of other species, each package includes information on the species, facts about overpopulation and species extinction, and suggestions on how the human population can be stabilized.
As a form of birth control, these should be very effective. Just reading all that stuff would be enough to blow the mood for me.
This week's "You Can't Make This Shit Up Award" goes to Sue Lowden...
Ms. Lowden, pictured here with Faux News supporter Sean Hannity, stated emphatically: "I’m telling you that this works. In the olden days our grandparents would bring a chicken to the doctor, they would say I’ll paint your house. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I’m not backing down from that system. Those doctors who you pay cash, you can barter, and that would get prices down in a hurry. And I would say go out, go ahead and barter with your doctor.”
So, chickens for checkups -- and what? A cow for colitis? Maybe a nice side of pork for an ailing prostate? Come on, Doc… Whaddaya say?
A plus-size controversy over plus-size women erupted this week...
... when both ABC and Fox refused to air the following Lane Bryant ad, stating it was unacceptable for the 8:00 pm “family” viewing hour. Are curvaceous women really too “racy” for prime time?
Even my size 4 ass knows discrimination when it sees it.
Finally, this week our “Steaming Pile of Shit Award” goes to Wellpoint Insurance...
... for using software to target women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and then canceling their policies. The new Health Care Reform bill will make such a practice, known as rescission, illegal. Wellpoint has, predictably, issued a statement denying the charge.
Having never known of an insurance company that didn’t try to weasel their way out of paying a claim, I’m sticking with my original opinion.
Wellpoint, you’re a steaming pile of shit.
Okay... Let's see who I've managed to piss off this week.