When the news makes you sick




I’ve been ill lately.  Really ill.  So ill that when my kids made me a get well card, my daughter kindly added a drawing of me spewing what looks like banana pudding somewhat near our toilet. The red circle slash meant that vomiting would henceforth be banned in our house, and you know what–it worked!  I haven’t thrown up in days. Good job, Miriam!

I took the extra step of making this the profile picture on my personal Facebook page, and I may need to involve it in the rest of my online activity because lately it seems I can’t open Google Chrome without wanting to hurl:

Paul Ryan: Free School Lunch Means Parents Don’t Care About Kids (Talking Points Memo)

Two Texas Reproductive Health Clinics Close, Harbinger of Coming Access Crisis (RH Reality Check)

Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing Warning Shot in Self-Defense (The Nation)

WestJet Passenger Note Claims “The Cockpit of an Airliner is No Place for a Woman” (Babble)

Court Says Secretly Taking Photo Up Woman’s Skirt Not a Crime (Care2)

Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Reform Fails in the Senate (HuffPo)





Thank you, JWOWW, for doing what I can’t.



One Response to “When the news makes you sick”

  1. Kimberly says:

    Oh. My. God. Us too. My son is on March break too. He looks so pathetic. All of us. Good thing we have two toilets up in here. And my husband scheduled the wood floor people to come in and sand and whatever it is they do.
    So not only are we puking our guts out, we are smelling cancer.
    Good times.

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