Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday News Smorgasbord!

--Steve Breen's editorial cartoon above is the epitome of a picture is worth a thousand words.  It speaks volumes!

--Last year I read Jenny Sanford's book, Staying True.  She is the former wife of Congressman Mark Sanford.  He was the subject of scandal in 2009 when his affair with Maria Belen Chapur was revealed.  He was the Governor of South Carolina at the time, after all of this he somehow got re-elected to Congress.  Suffice it to say, after reading Jenny's book, I had an extremely low opinion of Mark Sanford.

Kathleen Parker reveals his latest public soap opera.  He apparently had gotten engaged to Chapur, but chose to break off their engagement via facebook.  How is this classless man still in office??  Perhaps, Mike's America can tune us in to what South Carolina has to say about it all.

--Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate.
As of September 23, the Journal says 6,574 cases had been reported in five West African countries -- Senegal and Nigeria are the other two -- with 3,091 deaths reported. Those official numbers represent a twofold increase in both categories from August, and global health officials have repeatedly stated their belief that the number of cases has been underreported by a factor of three or four. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted that the number of cases would skyrocket to 1.4 million without international aid.
The U.S. military and many medical organizations are trying to stem the spread.  Heart to Heart is one of the many groups trying to help.

--Woman gets $1 million for radio calling her a porn star.  I normally don't support frivilous lawsuits, but after reading what happened to this woman, I am glad the jury came back with the payout of $1 million.  The woman's lawyer had this to say, and I couldn't agree with him more:
“It’s all about the money,” Benson said. “If they hurt somebody, they will keep doing it unless somebody stands up and fights back.”

--BTK's daughter speaks out against Stephen's King's short story that is being made into a movie entitled A Good Marriage, which is supposed to be based on BTK.  I understand her being upset, but whether it is good or bad, serial killers are a huge topic of interest when it comes to books and movies.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article2260355.html#storylink=cpy

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