News Rodeo for Thursday, Feb. 19th.

Too bad you cant make much money off irony.

Too bad you can't make much money off irony.

Welcome back to another News Rodeo!  I know you guys probably don’t care about this at all.  But if I worried what you cared about all the time, I’d probably be wearing a monkey suit and doing a black-face dance.  But let’s save the racist stuff for later!  First, Iran demonstrates to the world why we really don’t think their justice system is all that great.  Or maybe they are doing what we should do.  Remember that lady that was blinded, when her ex-dude tossed acid into her face?  Well, what’s good for the goose and all that.  From CNN:

If she gets her way, her attacker will suffer the same fate. The 31-year-old Iranian is demanding the ancient punishment of “an eye for an eye,” and, in accordance with Islamic law, she wants to blind Majid Movahedi, the man who blinded her. “I don’t want to blind him for revenge,” Bahrami said in her parents’ Tehran apartment. “I’m doing this to prevent it from happening to someone else.”

I don’t know which is worse: the fact that the guy did that, or the fact that the Iranian government actually has “Eye for an Eye” on the books.  Speaking of shit that sucks, you guys do realize we are in a recession, right?  Well, the good thing about not having any money is that they give out free food!  From the New York Times:

Once a crutch for the most needy, food pantries have responded to the deepening recession by opening their doors to what one pantry organizer described as “the next layer of people,” a rapidly expanding group of child-care workers, nurse’s aides, real estate agents and secretaries who are facing a financial crisis for the first time. Over all, demand at food banks across the country increased by 30 percent in 2008 from the previous year, according to a survey by Feeding America, which distributes more than two billion pounds of food every year. And while pantries usually see a drop in demand after the holiday season, many in upscale suburbs this year are experiencing the opposite.

What are we going to do when things get better?  Buy our own food?  I don’t think so.  Here’s hoping for a life-long recession with bailouts and bread lines for everyone!  And finally, blatant racism.

The cartoon, done by Sean Delonas, generated tons of mean looks and stares.  Al Sharpton chimmed in, and the New York Post chimmed in about Al Sharpton chimming in.

The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist.

From our blog to Sean Delonas and the Post: F you too.

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