LMN 8-14-14 It's a riot!
by Lisa Mason
posted Aug 14 2014 7:39AM
I turned on the TV and saw violence, beatings, fear, oppression and hatred. Oh I’m not talking about Iraq; I’m talking about Ferguson, Missouri. The violent scene on the streets looks as if either the Rams or the Cheifs either won or lost the Superbowl.
The refugee situation in Iraq is nightmarish. But remember – you can’t have a CRISIS without ISIS! President Obama says it’s Bush’s fault that he withdrew troops from Iraq. The president went on to blame Bush for the fact that Michelle won’t let him order fried crab cakes in Martha’s Vineyard.
The Ebola outbreak has claimed the life of another doctor in Sierra Leone. Aid workers are warned to avoid contact with bodily fluids from the infected. So normally they’re cool with strangers throwing up on them?
A poll says that trust in the government is at an all-time low, with one in ten Americans saying they never trust the government. Now I wonder if the government just wants us to believe that?
And a few things you need to know …
On this date in 1900, China's boxer rebellion ended and citizens peacefully returned to wearing briefs.
Yesterday was National Lazy Day. Just couldn't get up the energy to tell you.
And … A riot broke out inside New York's Rikers Island after prisoners were sent to bed early and forced to miss their favorite TV shows. Just curious-- why are there any televisions in any prison to begin with? Isn't the idea to make criminals not like going there? I’ve never been to jail but I HAVE been stuck on a few group texts, I imagine it’s pretty much the same.