The Week in News Review



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Nile Virus

Almost 40 states have reported cases of West Nile Virus this year.   The CDC reported a total of 1,118 cases, including 41 deaths, the highest number of cases comparative to the highest recorded through August since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999.

These statistics vindicate me for all the times I’ve smacked down a mosquito.  Most animals have some sort of positive presence, but I can’t think of any for this pesky parasite. (Disclaimer, I love animals.)

Prince Harry Grabs the Crown Jewels

Who doesn’t love a little scandal with their Friday morning coffee?  Will a Prince Harry in his birthday suit be enough? Strip billiards will get you every time Harry.  When will you learn that with prince-ship comes responsibility?  Harry is third-in-line to the British throne and an army officer and Apache helicopter pilot.  I can understand the need to “let off steam,” but there are more appropriate ways to cool off when you are a public figure.

Todd Akin’s Gaffe 

Todd Akin, GOP candidate in Missouri, has lost all steam in his race.  After one insensitive remark about “real rape” not causing pregnancy, Akin has transformed from the leader to the looser.  There are about 157 million women in the U.S., buy aciclovir tablet, eclipsing men by more than five million, and he just lost all their votes.  When will men realize that they have no understanding of what it is like to be a women and to have women health issues?  To be fair, are there any female politicians who have made ignorant statements about men’s health issues? No.  Women are smart enough to realize that we can only speak on behalf of our own gender.

Storm Chasers

Any readers are storm chasers?  The one story that has the biggest impact to any audience is the weather.  Tropical storm Isaac is still days away from hitting land, but  those in its path had better be prepared.  While a tropical storm is no hurricane, it can still cause major damage.  The Dominican Republic and Haiti seemed posed to be the first victims.

I love the idea of life on an island, until hurricane season rolls around and reminds me why I’m thankful to be landlocked.

Honey Boo Boo

Great Britain has Prince Harry to be ashamed about, and the U.S. has shows like this:

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