Outrages of the Week

A standing feature wherein outrages symbolic, real, imagined, and outrageous are recounted. It being Wednesday, some are from last week.

The Service Employees International Union is OUTRAGED that Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis still has a job.

Maryland State Sen. Andrew P. Harris (R-Baltimore County) is OUTRAGED that the University of Maryland's student union had arranged a screening of XXX-rated "Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge" ("the biggest adult production in history," its website boasts).

The National Organization for Marriage is OUTRAGED that Iowa and Vermont have legalized gay marriage--enough to launch at $1.5 million ad campaign. ("There's a storm gathering...and I am afraid...my freedom will be taken away."

So is Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

Some bloggers were OUTRAGED at President Obama for bowing before King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. (How boldly obsequious!)

Sean Hannity and Mike Huckabee are OUTRAGED that Obama told his town-hall audience in Strasbourg, France that Americans are sometimes arrogant toward Europe.

While budgets are typically soporific, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) says he is "OUTRAGE[D]" at the spending increases in House Democrats' version.

Unemployed Britons were OUTRAGED that a government-run job training center wanted to organize an Easter egg hunt in which jobless Brits would seek chocolate eggs containing such prizes as job applications, vouchers to buy interview clothes, and licenses to work construction jobs.