Happy Tuesday, harlots and hooligans. Melissa McEwan, trash-talking proprietress of Shakesville, here again, coming to you live from my parents' basement, where I dream up elaborate conspiracy theories while geeked on Bush Derangement Syndrome, clad in my pink footie pajamas and subsisting on handfuls of Dirty Hippie brand granola. But enough about Howard Kurtz's fever dreams. Back in reality, here's today's collection of shiny pennies:
Bint Alshamsa reports that public housing may be another victim in the very long line of them left in NOLA by Katrina, incompetence, and institutional apathy. Meanwhile, Scout Prime notes that a homeless encampment by New Orleans City Hall has tripled in size, and there are now an estimated 12,000 people homeless in the metro area.
Chet Scoville would like you to know that the corporate state owns you now. And here I've been bitching about the government trying to take over just my womb when they were planning to take over all of me!
Steven Hart discovers that the Creation Museum is about to become an even bigger, better moron magnet. In other weep-for-our-future news, Comandante Agí reports that automatic flush toilets will destroy America by giving children anxiety. Rachel updates the story of Katelyn Kampf, the girl whose parents abducted her last year to try to force her to get an abortion, because her baby's father is black.
As the action of the writer's union continues to make news, Linkmeister looks at the state of American unionism. (Hint: With Wal-Mart now being America's largest private employer, it ain't pretty.)
Seeya tomorrow! If you've got any hot tips, email me at shakespeares_sister at Comcast dot net.