Does the weekend seem like a light-year away? Fiending for a cup of coffee? Not sure how you’re going to make it through the week with that stack of TPS reports on your desk piling up? Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays. So to get you over your weekend blues, the Daily Agenda brings you a lighter side of the news on this Monday morning.
-From accusing feminists of wanting to “kill their children” to calling for Washington D.C. to be nuked, Pat Robertson has not exactly aged gracefully. During the 700 Club’s “Bring It On” segment last week, a male viewer asked the televangelist for marital advice. Robertson responded as only an 82 year-old man who has made millions of dollars by peddling his bigotry as God’s word knows how: by telling the viewer to “become a Muslim, and beat [his wife].”
Because if being Christian means anything, it means converting to Islam in order to slap your wife around. Check your Bible, it’s in there somewhere (provided that your Bible is the version that the 700 Club mails to you if you buy $5 or more of Pat Roberton’s miracle tonic water, patent pending).
- In Chicago, the teachers strike has pitted an anti-union mayor against a historically timid teachers union just now finding its voice. However the real victims of this bitter conflict are the students.
To vent their frustration, Chicago’s children flocked to America’s last bastion of scholarly discussion: Twitter.
But there is a catch!
-Economic instability throughout post-Communist Europe has led to a dangerous resurgence of anti-Semitism. Take the far-right Hungarian politician Csanad Szegedi for instance, who has made a career out of accusing Jews of infiltrating the highest levels of the Hungarian government.
Turns out he is right: at 29 years old, Szegedi found out that he himself is Jewish. Even worse, his grandmother was the only member of her family to survive the Auschwitz concentration camp. Needless to say, Mr. Szegedi won’t be receiving an invitation his family reunion any time soon.