The week that was

“There is no such thing as an appropriate joke. That’s why it’s a joke.”
– Michael Scott, The Office

Barbara Walters is retiring. Finally. For those of you who thought she was already retired, you must not watch The View. So you’re probably a normal American.

Joining Babs in the world of unemployment is [now former] executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson. She is being fired for reporting on pay discrimination.

Military veterans are suffering and dying as they wait for care in mismanaged VA hospitals. Obama-appointee Eric Shinseki, who is the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, says he’s “mad as hell” about it. Or “mad as hell” that people are blaming him. Since he’s refusing to resign, it’s probably the latter.

Obama this week threatened to use executive order to stop the deportation of illegals. Instead, the Feds are releasing hard-core criminals back into the system.

In Spain this week, Medieval Combat is going on. It’s “a sport based on the medieval tournaments in Europe of the 14th and 15th centuries” complete with “full body army, visors, and carry heavy swords, shields, and polearms.” The Preakness is happening tomorrow, and if legends are to believed, “one of the wildest traditions in sports” will not be unlike the Spanish bloodsport.