- Ron Paul officially announced his run for 2012! I only hope he becomes nominated. His stances on foreign policy, the Patriot Act, waterboarding, and the war on drugs prove he is a true maverick—unlike McCain and Palin, who pretty much supported Bush on everything including foreign policy.
- Speaking of McCain, he rightfully argued before the Senate that waterboarding played no role in locating bin Laden. Neocon candidate Rick Santorum rebutted by claiming McCain—a Vietnam POW who was tortured—“doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works.” (Yet another reason for me to abandon the GOP and go Independent!)
- Medicare is projected to go broke in 2024, Social Security in 2036. To make matters worse, House Republicans have temporarily given up on Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which included reforms of Medicare and Social Security. I don’t know which is worse for seniors: Republicans supposedly “robbing” them of their Medicare and Social Security, or Democrats allowing both programs to run dry.
- The rapture is scheduled to occur this Saturday around 6 p.m. according to religious nutcase Harold Camping. For a pastor, Camping is obviously ignorant of Mark 13:32, which states: “But of that day and that hour [of the rapture] knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” And if history is any indicator, his prediction will be unfulfilled like all the other end of the world predictions.
- Rap artist Common was invited to the White House for a poetry reading. According to Newsbusters, the controversial rapper “wrote a rap song defending a convicted cop killer and has been known to be critical of interracial dating.” Sounds like a good wholesome guy!
- Stem cells have been discovered in lungs, and could potentially be used to treat patients suffering from lung cancer. With so many sources of stem cells being discovered, one wonders why so many people are obsessed with embryonic stem cell research, which isn’t all that reliable.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
One Week Later
The past week has been eventful for both me and the country. I received a freelance position at a local newspaper, and attended my sister’s college graduation. After a week away from the internet, I’ve discovered that much has happened since then: