August 26, 2012 – Week in Review

Republicans, Snooki and a Senator… sounds like the punch line to a terrible joke.    Here are some of the fluffier stories from last week.

Hey, at least we got a deal on hotel rooms!

If anyone wanted proof that the Republicans aren’t fit to govern the US, I give you this story.  Set aside their medieval social views.  Ignore their fiscal plan, and the fact that it’s  just as dependant on magic thinking and fairy dust as that of the Democrats (such as it is).  Ignore all the questions about Romney or Ryan and just ask yourself one simple question:  What kind of freakin’ morons host a convention in Tampa in the middle of hurricane season?

Sure, I get it, Florida’s a swing state. In good weather, it’s a lot more fun than Des Moines in August.  And a hurricane or two might add some drama to what otherwise promises to be a dull affair.  On the other hand, having a hurricane blast your convention is likely to put a damper on things (with an emphasis on “damp”), divert the attention of journalists from your campaign (although that might not be a bad thing) and would be an inauspicious way to start the last phase of the presidential race.  Next time, boys, try North Dakota.

And what’s with Republicans and hurricanes, anyhow?  This time they’re catching the edge of Hurricane Isaac.  Last time (in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for God’s sake) they had to cancel events due to Hurricane Gustav.  Someone might be trying to send them a message…

Well, that’s it, the apocalypse is on us…

Snooki gives birth…  I know you’re asking the same thing that I am:  To what?  Well, we have pictures.

… and he’s my new personal Jesus.

The 23-year-old, and decidedly easy on the eyes, wife of Liberal Senator Rod Zimmer was charged with causing a public disturbance and endangering the safety of an aircraft by committing an act of violence during a flight.  According to authorities, she threatened to kill her husband and “take down the aircraft”. [Update:  It was their first anniversary.]

Did I mention that Senator Zimmer is 69?  I salute you, Sir!

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