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Discomfort Zone?

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 3:47 AM

Word is that the Democratic leadership is being entirely true to form and rolling over, again, for no good reason.

It wasn't but last week that Senate 'Majority Leader' Harry Reid told us that, well, there wouldn't be a public option ... but we'd get something even better! A premium buy-in to Medicare!

Now? Not even that. We're getting what 'independent' Senator Joseph Lieberman wants, a bill that fixes nothing and offers nothing to a public that is facing ever-increasing costs and lack of coverage.

Bipartisan! Sit! Stay! Good boy, Harry!

Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) says he'd be uncomfortable with an openly gay president. Because it's immoral.

But the good Senator seems to be perfectly fine keeping company with the likes of adulterers John Ensign, David Vitter, and Mark Sanford, none of whom have resigned nor even had a fraction of DeMint's mighty moral outrage aimed in their direction.

Sigh. There are times I think I'm in the wrong business. Monday's noon newscast closed with a story about a web game featuring golfer Tiger Woods fleeing his angry wife. If he hits too many obstacles, she catches him and beats him bloody with a golf club.

I pointed out that it was tasteless and decidedly not funny ... and apparently no one else in the newsroom agrees. The defenses ran from 'it's just a game, it's not real violence' to 'he's a public figure.'

Domestic violence is never funny.

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Brin aka Bindyree - 2009-12-15 17:50:20
During the course of a day, I'll see half a dozen different commercials that feature an inept husband and a wise wife showing him the error of his ways. Domestic violence is treated much differently when the man is the victim; if that video game was Tiger beating up Elin, it would be pulled and vilified and akin to deevil worship, but since a man is a victim, tough turkey. This double standard is appalling.