I am not surprised but I am stunned by Rush Limbaugh's revolting comments towards Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student he's been calling a slut and prostitute, amongst other horrific slams, in slanderous rants from the DJ chair of hate he inhabits: “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it,” Limbaugh had said. “We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.” Truly, this is beyond the pale of hateful crazy talk. Click here to read Fluke's statement to Congress in which she is simply asserting that women's health and reproductive choices are not a political football with which to be toyed. And then, Montana's chief federal judge, Richard Cebull, gets caught forwarding racist emails aimed at Barack Obama. He's now launched a judicial misconduct investigation against himself: appropriate action but not enough to overcome the grossly inappropriate and offensive behavior that got him stuck in this firestorm in the first place. At least he's contrite, but really, he should have to step down.
And why are there so many horrible parents-killing-children stories in the news the past few days? It is all too grotesque to believe and does beg the question of whether or not we truly want to take away the rights of folks to make their own family planning decisions. Is it really better to have children die at the hands of parents than to allow birth control for folks who do not want children? I feel sick to my stomach about all this, and not just because I have some bug. ~~
Really upsetting. Also despicable, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette contestants.
On another note, most people voted that the hot toddy would serve its medicinal purpose, and I have to say, it did make my throat feel a lot better. While I don't feel better today, I also don't feel worse, but poor T does. So I'm going to throw my hat in the ring for trying the hot toddy on occasion. The recipe for the one I imbibed is posted under Libations. I will also post the recipe for the 4C + barley dish I made for dinner last night; it made for a great lunch again today.
It is definitely unclear as to whether or not I'll have any energy to make dinner tonight and thus may be a take-out fest over here. All I want to do is stay in bed and cycle through my hot tea collection.