The American press didn’t report much about the death of 15 year-old Jamie Hubley, a bullied gay Canadian teen who committed suicide this week. As with the story of Jamey Rodemeyer who took his life last month, this tragic news must be shared to spur us all to take action. The new Mr. Spock, Zachary Quinto, took action by coming out publicly as gay, and I tried to do my part this week by showing up at Apple headquarters to counter-protest the Westboro Baptist picketers.
While Congress accomplished nothing on the job front, I proposed a new job creation model centered on the burgeoning real-life superhero movement (more jobs, fewer villains – what could be better). Also from the world of fantasy, Michele Bachmann continued her quest for the presidency, despite the mass resignation of her entire New Hampshire campaign staff. It’s hardly any fun to clown on Bachmann now, so the folks at Bad-Lip-Reading turned to Mitt Romney for the latest hilarious BLR clip.
Former SF mayor Willie Brown suggested a Romney/Cain ticket would be no laughing matter, while Al Sharpton had me ROFL with his Daily Show comments on Cain. On the other side of the aisle, I drew a comparison between the re-election woes of both President Obama and his predecessor – sorry guys, no one cares what didn’t happen on your watch.
Judgment Day - Part Deux came and went and still no rapture, although all hell did break loose in Ohio, where dozens of wild animals were freed from their cages. Oh there is one more thing. In case you’ve been living in a cave, or a whole in the ground, which is apparently not the best place to hide, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed. There is opportunity in the Middle East, but I’m recommending the U.S. tread lightly.
As always, thanks for reading.