A Bad News Week

You know, some days it just doesn’t pay to be a blogger….the news can be way too depressing. I feel depressed right now after writing the stories below. I got up this morning feeling positive and upbeat, ready to take on a number of projects and now I’m just bummed. I’m thinking the world is full of too many scumbags.

Consider this a warning, the stories below will raise your blood pressure and depress your spirit, but they are things you probably should know…even if you don’t want to know. That’s why I am offering my apologies to you first…you courageous readers. You deserve better, but the news is what it is. Continue reading ONLY if you are up to it:

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5 Responses to A Bad News Week

  1. Tina says:

    I was thinking the same thing Jack. We are living through extremely volatile, dangerous times. People are showing their most beastly selves.

    I was thinking about the ICE agents today too.

    Is it creepy that calls for higher standards, decency or faith are met with blank stares or smug derision? Remember how the left made fun of family values in ’93? Yet that is exactly what is needed, at least in our culture. I don’t know what would help in the ME.

  2. Post Scripts says:

    Yeah Tina, it’s these modern times with all sorts of wonderful advancements and then at the same time its still barbaric and primitive.

    Is it that we’re in a great transition period…is that why the underside of society stands out so much? Maybe we have say 33% of the world socially equal to our scientific advancements and the rest of the world still needs to make varying degrees of progress to catch up? I’m thinking specifically of those really dull, ruthless and primitive natives in south America, parts of Africa, those Wahabi dunderheads in radical Arab countries and other backwater places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc. The alter are still adhering to 10th century values in the 21st century…and the contrast to us in the West is pretty appalling isn’t it?

  3. Peggy says:

    Yes, Jack there are really bad people in our world, but there are so many more good people who with their deeds and actions off-set the evil doers. We all know that really terrible things happen to good people and some of the bad people seem to get through life untouched.

    What happened to this woman can never be justified by rational individuals except to say those that took part in the attack and anyone who condones it is evil and the lowest of the human race.

    The below story of the NYU professor who was forced to resign validates my belief of one evil/bad individual vs. the action of what good people can accompolish.

    NYU Fellow Resigns After Controversial Sexual Assault Tweets
    Posted on February 16, 2011 at 10:51am by Jonathon M. Seidl Print Email NYUs Center on Law and Security has just released a statement about fellow Nir Rosen. Rosen has come under fire for posting appalling and insensitive tweets about the sexual assault of CBS reporter Lara Logan. Now, the center says Rosen has tendered his resignation, and it has been accepted.

    Executive Director Karen J. Greenberg issued the following statement:

    Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments. They were cruel and insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mr. Rosen tells me that he misunderstood the severity of the attack on her in Cairo. He has apologized, withdrawn his remarks, and submitted his resignation as a fellow, which I have accepted. However, this in no way compensates for the harm his comments have inflicted. We are all horrified by what happened to Ms. Logan, and our thoughts are with her during this difficult time. [Emphasis hers]

    One of Rosens tweets suggested Logan was a war monger and would become glorified for what happened to her:

  4. Post Scripts says:

    I just don’t get guys like this NYU prof. Good story about him being pressured to resign.

  5. Chris says:

    Nir Rosen’s comments about this incident were atrocious. I am glad to see that he is resigning.

    Jim Hoft and Debbie Schlussel have also engaged in victim-blaming toward Lara Logan, but they have refused to retract their statements.

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