Man, this writing and editing a book is a lot of work! While I’m trying to get things finished here, there are things I want to write about, but don’t have enough time for. So I’m putting them in my occasional series, Things That Made Me Mad Today!
1. Despite the assurances of the White House, it looks like women still aren’t guaranteed fair pay. Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, but voted for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which can only mean they believe that since we have the right to sue for equal pay (if we find out we’re being discriminated against), they don’t believe we should have it in the first place. President Obama says he is “disappointed” at the outcome. I bet Michelle and the girls are even more disappointed than he is.
2. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks we should repeal the 17th Amendment to the Constitution — the one that says we get to directly elect Senators instead of having them appointed by state governments. I’m assuming the announcement of Prince William’s engagement has Justice Scalia thinking fondly of the monarchy?
3. PBS decided to edit out 33 seconds of anti-conservative references in Tina Fey‘s acceptance speech at the Mark Twain awards. PBS said it was just an issue of having to edit for time. Excuse me PBS, do I look like I just fell off the turnip truck?
What’s making you mad today?