Posted on | February 22, 2013 | 11 Comments
Historians will perhaps remember Feb. 22, 2013, as the Day the Internet Finally Went Completely Bugfucking Nuts.
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) February 22, 2013
OK, I spent most of this morning exchanging e-mails with various suffering victims of the Butt-Hurt Epidemic that is laying waste to the online world today. If anybody has personal contact info for Bono, I think there should be a special all-star TV concert.
It’s For the Children™ — won’t someone think of the children?
The good news: I heard from the kid with the bad haircut and I think he’s going to be all right, having survived the
sarcasm hate crime.
The bad news: Internet Hall Monitor Kurt Eichenwald unfortunately suffered a sudden and mysterious spasm of self-righteousness, and may be on his way to the kind of laughingstock status that typically involves becoming the subject of a Downfall parody.
Meanwhile — back in the world of politics, which is what this blog is allegedly all about — there is urgent news from Capitol Hill:
The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act would expand comprehensive sex education programs in schools, while ensuring that federal funds are spent on “effective, age-appropriate and medically accurate” programs. . . .
Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) are co-sponsoring the bill, as well as 35 House members.
This stunning news has made headlines:
Expert further updates on the escalating madness. Did I mention that somebody filed a peace order against Bill Schmalfeldt?