Mr. D is back safe and sound from Omaha. He lived the dream, breathing baseball the entire weekend. He was also amazed at the flooding in that area, a news story getting much less press than news stories about wieners and weenies. It's tragic to see all those farms, all those homes under water. I cannot imagine the horror those poor people are experiencing as they evacuate their homes, businesses and lives along the Missouri and Mississippi.
This logic has me chuckling:
Some Republican White House hopefuls — notably Rep. Michele Bachman of Minnesota — question the scientific consensus that greenhouse gases are likely a leading cause of climate change.
"Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in earth," Bachman said during a 2009 floor speech, as the House was considering cap and trade legislation. "Carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas. It is a harmless gas."
Let's examine that for a moment, shall we?
"Snake venom/poison ivy/arsenic is natural. It occurs in earth." Therefore: "Snake venom/poison ivy/arsenic is not harmful."
Finally, I'm really conflicted about this. On the one hand, I agree with the point they're making. On the other hand, I do feel there's something to be said about how one presents their body--your image is selling a message, whether you like it or not. If you sell the message that you're sexually available, it shouldn't come as a shock that others view you as a sexual object (although the way women are objectified does not result from mere wardrobe choices, it's an ingrained cultural value perpetrated in a myriad of ways--a more complicated issue than wearing a midriff top or showing butt cleavage with low rise jeans). Frankly, I wish the Slutwalkers wouldn't try to replace Take Back the Night. The bigger issue is empowering women, and dressing (or in this case, undressing) doesn't strike me as helpful.
Spill it, reader. What news has you musing?