The Unscripted Weekly: “Calgon Take Me Away”

The Unscripted Weekly features links to various articles I have come across in my travels across the internet.  Feel free to share your own internet journeys, and thoughts on these articles in the comments section.

What a week!  Back in town after some business travel, and I’ve missed a few things going on in the world.  Here’s a quick rundown…

The bombing in Manchester, England has the world rattled.  A completely senseless attack on young adults and young teens.  Here is how it unfolded, and the latest developments.  Our thoughts are with the families, friends, and broader community impacted by this terrible tragedy.

The FBI is busy.  Really busy.  The probe into Russian meddling in American politics is heating up.  The latest update can be found here.  Need a refresher?  Check out The Knowns and Unknowns of the investigation.  This will be in the news for awhile, and every day seems to bring new details to light.  Drip, drip, drip.

What have we come to?  Two people were killed in Portland, Oregon overnight in what appears to be an anti-Muslim attack.  This is preceded by a teacher in Texas giving a 7th grade girl a “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist” award as a joke.  I can’t make this stuff up.

If you think I am about to switch gears to something positive, hold on.  How can I not mention the special election race in Montana?  Remember that incident from this week?  I know, it is clouded with ALL the other ridiculousness going on around us.  Greg Gianforte body slammed a reporter for asking a question about the latest GOP Healthcare Bill scoring by the CBO.  It didn’t turn out well…for the reporter anyway.  Oddly enough, body slamming a reporter – you know – assault, didn’t seem to impact the voters enough to prevent Mr. Gianforte from winning.

I can’t leave without something positive to report.  I had to jet over to Luxembourg to find something rather touching, and it left me feeling warm and fuzzy.  Check out the first openly gay EU leader, and his partner.  All smiles here.