Greetings and welcome to our Sunday evening open thread.
There were a few news items that captured my attention this week:
On the serious side, this piece from NBC News was just another example of the mainstream media either A) not understanding, and therefore misunderestimating, OWS and the rising discontent and anger the OWS movement represents; or B) deliberately attempting to make it irrelevant by plugging their collective ears and chanting "Lalalalala, I can't hear you..."
On another serious side, this article made smoke come out of my ears. The top-ranked junior tennis player in the freakin' world, Taylor Townsend, has been benched by the US Tennis Association because they think she needs to lose some weight. I'm betting this young woman could wipe the courts with every single member of the USTA who participated in that decision - and I would love for them to explain just exactly how it is that she could be good enough to be the top-ranking junior player, and not already be in peak physical condition. Clearly, to the USTA, it's all about their definition of what's an acceptable appearance, and I personally think that every single one of them owes Ms. Taylor a public apology. Nice message you've sent to young female athletes everywhere, you arrogant morons.
Finally: Apparently, one of our two Presidential candidates thinks reality-freakshow-icon Snooki is pretty cool. Guess which one.
How was your week?