It’s been a long, hectic week for yours truly. I wish I had been able to get in here and do some blogging, but real life has been my priority – work, several events at my kid’s school as she wraps up her academic year, family gatherings, and so on. I’ve missed out on the opportunity to post about all the news and all the stupid people that have been popping up this week. I’ve also missed out on a lot of things y’all have written and posted. I’m hoping to have some free time soon to make up for all of that. In the meantime, I will do a few fast “thoughts for the week”.
George Zimmerman is headed back to jail
I just did a quick post about this, since it was a major headline that popped up while I was starting this post. Seems Zimmerman has been trying to game the system by pleading impoverishment, while sitting on over $100,000 which he failed to disclose when his bond was originally set. So the judge rightfully decided that bond should be revoked, and now Zimmerman has 48 hours to return to police custody. Just a friendly word of advice: Lying to the court is not a great way to start your legal defense maneuvers.
Voter suppression in Florida
The governor here in Florida, Rick Scott (a.k.a. Skeletor, among those of us who think he’s a douchenozzle), has been working overtime to ensure that the fall elections will go the “right” way. He has overseen the purging of names from the voter rolls, using inaccurate databases to identify “non-citizens” and advise them that they must prove their eligibility or lose their vote. After national attention and multiple stories of errors, the purge finally caught the eye of the Justice Department, which instructed Florida to stop the purging process due to their concerns over its possible violations of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Of course,
Skeletor Governor Scott is still talking his talk, but he can’t walk the walk without the cooperation of the state’s election supervisors. And, as of today, they are not looking to play Scott’s game. This is a rapidly changing story, and I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of the developments in this situation, so stay tuned…
John Edwards is a free man
A skanky, lying, repugnant, morally-bankrupt, odious, egotistical, scumsucking loser of a man, but a free one nonetheless. The jury did exactly what it was supposed to do, and it is somewhat amazing to me that the trial even happened, considering the prosecution’s lack of evidence of any actual criminal activity. My biggest reaction to all this, honestly, is that I feel bad for his kids. This has redefined their entire lives in the worst possible way. It is always heartbreaking when a man chooses his dick over his duties as a father. And let’s not even get me started about his late wife and what this whole episode did to her. Elizabeth no longer faces a lifetime of living with the fallout from this man’s scumbaggery, but their children are not so lucky. I can only hope for the best for them from this point on, and I hope this marks the end of a very bad patch for them and the beginning of better times to come.
Romney’s hecklers hijack Obama event
Yesterday, Obama campaign spokesman David Axelrod was unable to maintain control during an appearance in Boston which was infiltrated and sabotaged by Mitt Romney supporters. The organized throng began shouting and chanting, leaving Axelrod overwhelmed. Several in the political and media worlds criticized the actions of Romney’s supporters, including MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who proclaimed his amazement over the fact that Romney not only admitted to the tactic, but defended it. The whole thing brought me back to the McCain/Palin campaign, as well as the Tea Party’s behavior at town halls all over the country following the 2008 election. It’s one thing to challenge a speaker, to ask questions, to present an opinion. At least you can convince folks that you have some ideas when you do it that way. If all you do is shout over the other guy, then we know you have no ideas whatesoever, and that the only thing you can do is be loud and obnoxious. I hope this isn’t the beginning of a pattern, because if I have to see the next presidential election being reduced to a schoolyard brawl between overgrown children, I will be disgusted beyond belief. We all deserve better than this. Somebody over at Romney’s campaign headquarters better figure that out pretty frickin’ quick.
I have more to say, but not enough time to say it! I may manage another post before the end of the day, but if not, have a delightful weekend, y’all, and I will catch up with my blog and all of yours ASAP. 🙂