It's that time of the week again, that time where I blast you with my knowledge, but first, some housekeeping:
1. The ever delightful, ever wonderful, ever oh, my god, what would I do without her? Andygirl has graciously made me AND YOU a badge for the Union of Disgruntled Over-Educated Underemployed Bitches.
To say I love this woman is like saying Joanie loves Chachi - it's true, true love. She is now our Union Steward, and as such, is in charge of the choicest assignments - things like deciding the pecking order for getting donuts and also what our official Union Drink is. If you want a badge, and why the fuck wouldn't you?, get one over there ---------> [If it doesn't work, that's totally my fault. I'm technically incompetent.]
2. I'm going to do a giveaway of a cross-stitch. I'll do the cross-stitch this weekend and post the giveaway next week, so keep your eyes peeled for it. It's going to be a surprise, but trust me, you'll love it like a motherfucker. [I hadn't used that word in a while and it was time.]
And now, on to the news:
Japan. There is just nothing to say here, but to continue to hope that complete nuclear meltdown doesn't happen and that the earthquake and tsunami survivors are taken care of as quickly and expeditiously as possible. Give, if you haven't, if you can.
Fucking John Boehner. Are you kidding me, you asshole? With every goddamn thing that's going on in the world, you decide that removing the Capitol dining room's ecologically and environmentally sound disposable servingware that could be composted and returning to styrofoam was of paramount importance and needed to be done NOW because there wasn't any worthwhile monetary savings in being good to the earth. Dude, McDonald's doesn't even use styrofoam anymore. When a megalithic corporation stops doing something bad for the environment, you'd better believe there's cost savings there somewhere. You motherfucking tool.
The continued assault on the middle class [what's left of it]. The legislature in Ohio is also working to take away rights from public sector employees. This quote, I think, sums up EVERYTHING there is to say about which side of this argument you should be on:
“What are they wanting?” she said of the bill. “For everyone to be making minimum wage?”
Yes. I think that's EXACTLY what they want. Assholes. I get sick just thinking about this.
Libya, still. I continue to be impressed by the tenacity of the people of Libya fighting for their freedom from tyranny. The lopsidedness of the match up - with Qaddafi's nearly unmatched arsenal - has not given them pause. Good for them. But seriously, get on that no-fly zone, you hand-wringers at the UN.
Libraries and e-books. Publishers are now limiting the number of times an e-book can be lent out by a library. Previously, it was unlimited. Now? Suck it, library patron #27, you lose unless the library wants to re-purchase the book. I get that publishing companies are hurting - everyone is hurting, except CEOs [how do I get that fucking job?] - but to punish your customers? When did that become good for business?
Sarah Palin, Loser. Evidently even the Republicans can't stand her anymore. I think conservatives are just slow learners. Really, really, painfully slow learners.
So that's what's been going on this week. Now you're informed and can sound super smart at all the cocktail parties you go to this weekend. I live to serve.