Friday, July 12, 2013

Scuzzbuckets of the Week

I haven't been riled up enough to do Scuzzbucket posts recently, but today I've been reading things that just piss me off. Here are four Scuzzbuckets I came across.

Pennsylvania Tom Corbett displays his ignorant angry old white man in this quote:

Pennsylvania Republicans have officially decided against expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, arguing that covering more low-income residents would cost the state too much money. Last week, Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) took the debate a step further, saying that residents who are already enrolled in the program — including pregnant women and breast cancer patients — are receiving too much free care and should pay into the system. (from

There's Geraldo Rivera with this quote about Trayvon Martin:

I see those six ladies in the jury putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger is in the immediate housing complex. How would the ladies of that jury have reacted? I submit that if they were armed, they would have shot and killed Trayvon Martin a lot sooner than George Zimmerman did. This is self-defense. (from

The website Gawker, for publishing a photo of Trayvon Martin after he was killed (I refuse to use the word allegedly). Pretty damn cold and tacky.

The site used a huge picture of a screengrab from MSNBC, which fleetingly—and seemingly accidentally—showed Martin's corpse as image was being discussed during the George Zimmerman trial. (from the

An employee of a Walmart in Ontario, Canada was fired for reporting a man who left his dog locked in his truck on a hot day.

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