Apparently, if your name is Rick and you belong to the Republican party, you just might be an asshole. Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and now Rick Scott, governor of Florida and a real ass. Let's see those runner ups.
1)Dick Cheney- Another Rick of sorts, can anyone explain to me how a 71 year old man with little time left on this earth gets a new heart while much younger, better suited people get passed up? Oh that's right he's rich and a former VP meaning is much better than the rest of the rabble. This is exactly the kind of crap I wish Obamacare would fix and the Republicans are always bitching about. We need to make rational decisions on life and death on this planet and so far all we've done is have a screaming match about it. If someone's life is near it's end maybe it's time for them to take that long tunnel in the sky rather than prolong what, five maybe ten years at best. Equally important is to stop spending millions of dollars per patient to keep some two year old alive who won't see five. I'm sorry your kid or grandfather is sick but should we do everything we can your keep them alive at the expense of the literally hundreds of others who could receive the care they need instead? I have no problem with so called "death panels," if they look at each diagnosis with logic not emotion. This is one of the big, untold reasons our health care system is going broke. It's not illegals, nor uninsured, nor insurance companies. It's the fact the five percent of our population is chronically sick, and a solid proportion of them are being kept alive, even though they have no hope of recovery, in staggering numbers. Our health care needs fixing, badly, people so stop crowing about how great it is. Get sick like me and see how well it really works.
2)John Edwards- This guy is having a hard time going through a whole month without some new scandal erupting. The first name given from the NY madam arrested recently said Edwards had been a client in the past. Shocker. I always thought this guy came across as an uneducated hick who scammed his way through college and law school. Turns out I may have been right because this ass is way too stupid to have graduated from college any other way. When Dick Cheney cleans your clock at a VP debate you know something's off. The book Game Change showed him to be exactly the kind of fool politics seems to love (Rick Perry, Sarah Palin), which me wonder how dumb we are as people to keep voting for these brainless idiots.
3)George Zimmerman, The Black Panthers, and The Florida Police Department- The case has something for everyone to hate. Let us start with the man of the hour, George Zimmerman, who appears to have shot an unarmed black man for no reason. That being said people, we don't know know all the evidence and shouldn't be putting a bounty on his head as the idiotic, why are they still around, Black Panthers have done. The reason for all this mistrust is because the Florida Police Department, in a stunning bit of ineptitude, not only failed to arrest Zimmerman but then didn't release any of the evidence it had immediately for the public to see why they did or didn't arrest them. You didn't think there might be some backlash because the kid was black? The most damning evidence were the 911 calls that sound like Trayvon Martin pleading for his life before Zimmerman shoots him. Not exactly self defense. There is an eyewitness who supports Zimmerman's claim however and reports state he was injured in some kind of melee. But this is stuff for the courts to decide. Had Zimmerman called 911 to report a black teen following him, and not the vice versa, the case would be substantially different. And the fact that he said "fucking niggers," on the 911 call does not help his claims that he is not a racist. The"'stand your ground law," does not apply here, the cops should have known that, and Zimmerman should have been taken into custody with self defense as his plea. If they had, the police chief wouldn't have stepped down, the Black Panthers would never have crawled out of whatever hole they came from and the American people wouldn't be jumping up and down about another case of racial injustice. Sad.
4)Any movie this week not called The Hunger Games- The juggernaut broke all sorts of records and went down as the third biggest opening ever after a staggering $155 million dollar haul and a $217 world gross. And that was just over the last three days. I can't wait to see it as the books were very well written and exciting and the film has gotten excellent reviews.
5)Joe Apario- This douchebag pulled a Donald Trump and stated he has all sorts of evidence proving Obama is a foreign born, Muslim and then proceed to dole out exactly none of it. If you have such staggering proof, where is it, you toothless hillbilly? I am so sick and tired of this nonsense being dolled out like PT Barnum. If you have evidence, which you don't, show us. But you can't because it doesn't exist. Dick.
6)Upstate New York Tourettes Syndrome Girls-When this happened months ago, my research into the subject suggested that the experts were correct in their diagnosis of a mass hysteria syndrome. Erin Brockovich and others suggested chemical contamination which made no sense as the people all suffering from symptoms were teenage girls, minus a teen boy and a 36 year old woman. If the experts were right, the symptoms would disappear as the story faded. And according to reports, that is exactly what is going on with two girls completely cured and three others almost there. Game. Set. Match.
7)Rick Scott- This is one of the worst governors in the country and a clear winner for this week douchebag column. This ass has been hell bent in getting everyone in the state to be drug tested since he got into office. He tried unsuccessfully to do it to welfare recipients, people on unemployment and people on food stamps. These attempts failed as unconstitutional. But that didn't stop him from random testing of all state employees, except for lawmakers of course, because that would be wrong. Blatant favoritism aside, why would Rick Scott be getting such a hard on for drug testing? Because he stands to make a lot of money as he owns 32 drug testing facilities in the state. This has nothing to do with safety or drug consumption but so Uncle Fester can make a quick buck. The bill also makes testing for prescription drugs and even alcohol approved. Not too fascist is he? It is exactly this type of corruption that needs to be weeded out and Rick Scott should be headed for the door when his term is over if Florida residents have a brain in their head. But as this is the same state that has the Zimmerman case going on, Scott's misdeeds are being swept under the carpet for this other story that has rightfully captured the world's attention. I just wish Mr. Clean was being equally scrutinized. So congratulations Rick Scott you are indeed douchebag of the week.