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Cosmo Editor Confirms What We All Know – Men (Especially Doting Fathers) Can’t Win

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Numerous recent events have confirmed – yet again – what we already know about progressives: they are humorless scolds, and the sight of other people laughing or smiling or enjoying life sends them into a tailspin.

The worst tailspinners on the left are its feminist writers, who confirm every negative stereotype about women: they nag, they can’t decide what they want men (or even other women) to do, they lecture, and they completely lay into people they believe transgressed one of their laws (even if they didn’t).

When Prince Harry excitedly announced that his wife, Meghan Markle, had given birth to a son and expressed gratitude that everything had gone well, normal people around the world were happy for him. He was so visibly overjoyed (in stark contrast to his father’s Vulcan-ish demeanor) that only a completely and utterly miserable person would be able to stifle a smile.

He was almost jumping around like a school boy. Sporting a huge grin, Prince Harry said:

“I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we are both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all of the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing. So I just wanted to share this with everybody.

“It was amazing. Absolutely incredible. I’m so incredibly proud of my wife. And, as every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing. But this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon.”

What sweet – and natural – sentiments from a first-time father who is filled with love for the woman who brought their child into the world and gratitude that he arrived without complications. Though it happens every day, when one stops to think about it, that two people have the ability to create a child is mind-blowing. Having just watched his wife give birth, experiencing intense pain and putting in a lot of physical effort (they don’t call it labor for nothin’), after carrying the child for nine months, Harry’s demeanor and reaction is exactly what one would expect from a father.

Two days later the Royal Couple appeared together with their son to announce his name. Harry, holding Archie, was again the doting father and obviously completely in love with his wife and child.

Naturally, the women on Twitter and other social media channels swooned over Harry the family man, a Prince Charming who’s devoted to his wife and son – and being a partner in parenting instead of leaving it to his wife or nannies, which should have made feminists very happy. He flies helicopters, is a man’s man, and not ashamed to giddily proclaim his love for his wife and child in front of the entire world.

Feminists should have been rejoicing, but, no. They’re miserable in their own lives, so no one else can be doing anything right. One Cosmo editor was so incensed by the praise Harry was receiving that she had to take the time out of her day write an op-ed titled “Prince Harry’s Show of Parenting is Not Worth Celebrating,” in which she belittled the new dad…

“To recap: Prince Harry has so far commended his wife on giving birth to a human child, and he’s also held his own bb spawn in front of a camera. I get it. Royal babies are so cute! So exciting! Cheeks!”

…then added a side of contradictory snark. After saying that what Harry did was NBD (no big deal), she moans that not enough men are doing it.

“But. Isn’t it sort of sad that these displays of parenting—but really, of being a dad—are still so unexpected and noteworthy that they inspire this much attention?”

No, no, no! That is not it at all. Women are wired to find this type of behavior attractive and to, well, “awww” over it. C’mon, “Party of Science,” this is biological!

That jab at all of the lesser dads was just the segue into her real point – since every mom isn’t as happy as Meghan Markle right now, dammit, we must remind everyone that there are victims to be coddled. The piece continues:

“Mothering, on the other hand, remains invisible. (Not to mention, expected.)”

Invisible? She’s obviously not inhabiting this planet. Motherhood, the natural feminine instinct, is routinely celebrated in our society. Despite the best efforts of “feminists,” women still have the innate longing to nurture and “mother.”

Even “old” men celebrate the feminine nurturing, maternal instinct, which is a critical part of a stable society…

…as Prince Harry intimated when he told a reporter that not having his mother there to bond with her grandson is “like missing some kind of security.”

Our intrepid Cosmo editor wasn’t done, though. She had to give a tip-of-the-hat to each of the 782 other genders, non-genders, and sexual orientations in her piece, because we must acknowledge all of the victims. (That’s sarcasm.)

“(By the way, none of this even begins to address how society views and treats queer and transgender parents, but that’s a whole other rant for another day.)”

She can’t really be blamed, though, for this depressing and completely unattractive worldview, since her days are filled with:

“…oversee[ing] a team of whip-smart editors and hilarious writers who bring you some of the best investigations on the internet, from dissecting the latest Kardashian drama to uncovering the link between white supremacy and misogyny.”

Poor Harry. He’s just trying to do what comes naturally, and unknowingly triggered the angry spinster mobs.

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Comey Passes Judgement on Rosenstein; Should Look At His Own Fall From 2004 ‘Hospital Showdown’ to 2016 ‘Compromises’

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I am not defending Rod Rosenstein. He is duplicitous, cowardly and above all, self-serving. Worst of all, after having written a memo in which he outlined the reasons why former FBI Director James Comey should be fired, he turned around and appointed Robert Mueller to the special counsel after the deed was done. Moreover, I marvel at how rarely his role in the coup against the President is either discussed or written about by those of us on the right. (Please see Rod Rosenstein Has Major Conflicts Of Interest In Trump Collusion Case – Signature On FISA App Only The Latest)

Putting all of that aside for the moment, it was quite ironic to hear Comey’s discussion of Rosenstein with Anderson Cooper on Thursday night.

I think people like that, like Rod Rosenstein, who are people of accomplishment but not real sterling character, strong character, find themselves trapped. And then they start telling themselves a story to justify their being trapped which is, ‘Yeah, he’s awful but the country needs me.’

Comey also told Cooper that Rosenstein was “very bright, but not strong enough.”

The disgraced former FBI Director also disparaged Attorney General William Barr. He said, “He’s an accomplished and very smart person and who had nothing to lose in taking this job. But his reputation — it doesn’t make me happy to say this, but I think he has lost most of his reputation with the way he has conducted himself.” He added that Barr “continues to talk as if he’s the President’s lawyer.”

These remarks come on the heels of Comey’s op-ed in the New York Times last week in which he suggested, referring to Rosenstein and Barr, that proximity to “amoral leaders has a way of revealing the character of those around them. Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from.”

Comey fails to see that he has just described his own fall from grace.

Many readers are familiar with the March 2004 Hospital Showdown story.

Then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, suffering from pancreatitis, was in grave condition at a Washington hospital and had appointed then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey as Acting AG during his absence. Robert Mueller was the FBI Director at the time.

Meanwhile, the Bush administration was seeking reauthorization of it’s warrantless domestic surveillance program, codenamed “Stellar Wind.” The National Security Agency (NSA) program was approved by President Bush in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and had recently been “revealed by Thomas Tamm to the New York Times.”

Both Comey and Mueller believed that spying on Americans was illegal and wrong. When they heard that then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales was on his way to the hospital to obtain John Ashcroft’s authorization for the program, Comey rushed to the hospital as well. Comey threatened to resign and Ashcroft supported him.

When Bush reauthorized the program anyway, despite the Justice Department’s conclusion that it was unlawful, Comey (again) threatened to resign—with Ashcroft, FBI director Robert Mueller, and other top officials reportedly ready to join him. Bush ultimately backed down, and the troublesome component was briefly suspended until it could be renewed under a different legal authority.

In 2004, Comey was willing to walk away from his job for what he believed in. Whether you agree with his position on the program or not, that was rather impressive.

Fast forward to 2016. Suddenly, spying on Americans was okay, if it meant defeating candidate Donald Trump. So was the exoneration of Hillary Clinton even if she had mishandled classified information and destroyed evidence which had been under subpoena, crimes that would cost ordinary Americans several years in prison.

Perhaps the proximity to the Clintons just ate up his soul in small bites.

So, what was it you were saying about lacking the inner strength to resist compromises Mr. Comey?

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It’s Gonna Be LIT: Bernie Sanders And 17 Others Qualify For First Democratic Debate

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to unveil their Medicare for All legislation to reform health care. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

I want you to read something. Just… look at this tweet, and notice how you can’t help but smile.

I hope the Democrats are so eager to show the alternatives to President Donald Trump that they put all 18 on that stage. They gave their candidates two specific qualifications for making the stage in the first debate: they need at least 1% support in 3 polls from a pre-approved list of pollsters and they need campaign contributions from 65,000 unique donors, including 200 donors from 20 different states. The following 18 of 22 candidates officially qualify now:

Candidates who have qualified with 1% or more in at least 3 qualifying polls and who have 65,000 or more unique donors:

Candidates who have qualified with 1% or more in at least 3 qualifying polls:

Candidates who have qualified with 65,000 or more unique donors:

Candidates who have not yet qualified:

At this rate, the first Democratic debate is going to be nothing short of lit, a slang term used by the youth of America to express how fun and exciting something is or will be. And, folks, this debate will be the definition of “lit.”

What makes this so beautiful is that the Democrats can’t go back and change the rules. If they do, they will look just as bad as they did when they screwed Bernie Sanders in 2016. They cannot afford that egg on their face again, because to do so would mean something worse than just keeping Sanders from winning. It would likely exempt a woman and/or person of color from getting onto the debate stage.

The Democratic Party cannot afford that. They have bought so heavily into identity politics, victimhood, and portraying themselves as champions of women and people of color that if they were to make sure, say, Beto got onto the stage and a woman like Marianne Williamson did not, they would have to contend with an already frothing base.

It’s not something they want to deal with. So, they can’t change the rules. Every single person who qualifies will have to be allowed onto the stage. Right now, that’s 18 different candidates, many of whom are openly espousing ideas they think will win but will scare the hell out of America’s moderate voter base. There is a reason that party leaders are privately cursing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while openly smiling and standing beside her. They know that what she represents, those same ideas that scare moderates, are the ones they want to introduce after they win the White House and take back the Senate. Embracing those ideas now scares away voters who might otherwise view Trump with skepticism and be open to voting for a Democrat.

But that’s not what many of these 18 candidates are doing. They are misreading the midterm elections and they are going to regret it. When your party’s candidates are motivated by the loud, frothing few instead of the desires of the silent majority, they will screw up.

As it stands right now, this only goes to help Trump. The Democrats aren’t unified, and 18 candidates on one stage will just be a ton of far-left noise. No one is going to see the appeal in that, and what’s worse is that, as it stands right now, you have to make the debate about four hours long just to accommodate all that noise.

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Student Government at Christian College in Texas Votes to Oust Chick-fil-A from Campus

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Image via TX AG Ken Paxton’s Twitter feed.

The latest battle in the Great Chicken Sandwich Culture War is being fought at Trinity University, a private liberal arts university in San Antonio, Texas. Trinity’s Student Government Association (SGA) voted unanimously to approve a resolution calling for the administration to ban Chick-fil-A from the college food court concessions.

Chick-fil-A does not have a permanent location on the Trinity campus, but is currently included as part of a rotation of offerings from a variety of chain restaurants in the food court. Typically, Chick-fil-A would be available once every two weeks, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

The resolution passed by the SGA stated that “Trinity’s values of diversity and inclusion and Chick-fil-a’s values regarding the LGBT+ community are mutually exclusive…Trinity is a university that emphasizes its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Having Chick-fil-a in the rotation at [the food court] conflicts with those values.”

Listed among the SGA’s grievances with Chick-fil-A were the company’s donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The resolution is non-binding but is a way that the SGA communicates recommendations to the university administration, which has the legal power to negotiate the food court contracts with vendors like Chick-fil-A.

Not all students agreed with the SGA, however. Trinity’s chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas (an alternative to College Republicans active on many Texas college campuses, often viewed as more traditionally conservative than CRs) spoke out against the resolution and had a social event at an off-campus Chick-fil-A location.

YCT President Isaiah Mitchell noted that Trinity is a private institution and “well within their rights” to kick the chicken purveyors off their campus if they so chose, but disputed the accusation that Chick-fil-A harms LGBT people, drawing a distinction between “[lobbying] against the political goals of the LGBTQ left” and “actually harming” people.

Another campus leader, Zoe Brigman, who is the president of a campus LGBT organization, told the Express-News “there isn’t much of a general consensus” among her members about Chick-fil-A and whether they should be at Trinity.

Part of the reason there may not be a “general consensus” among LGBT Trinity students against Chick-fil-A is that, like previous efforts to boycott or ban the restaurant, there aren’t any examples of the restaurant discriminating against employees or customers based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category.

To the contrary, Chick-fil-A’s efficient and friendly service is an established part of their brand. One of the videos that went viral during the original attempts at protests after the late CEO S. Truett Cathy voiced his support for traditional marriage featured a man ordering only water (an item offered for free, so a loss for the restaurant in the amount of the cost of the water, cup, straw, and lid), yelling rudely at the drive-thru cashier about Cathy’s comments…and from the Chick-fil-A cashier, getting a polite apology and his free cup of water in response.

There is added irony for students at Trinity University — a supposedly Christian university — to be attacking a company for donating to Christian organizations like the Fellowship for Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army. Both of those organizations promote traditional Christian values, including a traditional view of marriage, but are hardly active in the political debate on that issue. Where they are active is supporting a significant amount of charitable work, including toy drives for poor children and support services for veterans and homeless people. It strikes me as an odd take for a college founded on Christian values to be offended at donating to those Salvation Army bell ringers, but perhaps it is a more accurate reflection of where Trinity is today.

Trinity was originally founded by the Presbyterian Church, but looking at their website today, it was difficult to find any evidence of their Christian roots or promotion of Christian values. In fact, I could not find the word “Christian” anywhere on the home page or on the subpages discussing the university’s founding, history, and values.

The closest I could find was this one sentence:

“Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1869, Trinity values learning, faith, service, and connection to others, honoring the dignity and worth of every person. Our institutional values include Discovery, Excellence, Impact, The Individual, and Community.”

It is not yet clear what the Trinity administration will do in response to the SGA resolution. But if the students decide to kick the delicious chicken sandwiches off campus, it is not going to hurt the company financially.

To date, all efforts to boycott or ban Chick-fil-A have been wildly unsuccessful. Individual locations may be shut down or prohibited from opening, but Chick-fil-A’s profits continue to soar. In fact, the company has reported sales growth every year since its founding in 1946 and has established itself as the most profitable fast-food chain restaurant in America on a per-location basis, even though it is the only major chain that is closed every Sunday, and does not have the late night drive-through hours that McDonald’s and others offer.

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OOOPS. Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept Burns Another Leaker

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A little earlier today, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia announced that yet another person has been indicted for leaking classified information to a media outlet. The guy involved, Daniel Hale, is a former Air Force analyst who later worked as a contractor for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This is from the indictment:

According to allegations in the indictment, beginning in April 2013, while enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and assigned to the NSA, Hale began communicating with a reporter. Hale met with the reporter in person on multiple occasions, and, at times, communicated with the reporter via an encrypted messaging platform. Then, in February 2014, while working as a cleared defense contractor at NGA, Hale printed six classified documents unrelated to his work at NGA and soon after exchanged a series of messages with the reporter. Each of the six documents printed were later published by the reporter’s news outlet.

According to allegations in the indictment, while employed as a cleared defense contractor for NGA, Hale printed from his Top Secret computer 36 documents, including 23 documents unrelated to his work at NGA. Of the 23 documents unrelated to his work at NGA, Hale provided at least 17 to the reporter and/or the reporter’s online news outlet, which published the documents in whole or in part. Eleven of the published documents were marked as Top Secret or Secret.

According to allegations in the indictment, in August 2014, Hale’s cell phone contact list included contact information for the reporter, and he possessed two thumb drives. One thumb drive contained a page marked “SECRET” from a classified document that Hale had printed in February 2014 and had attempted to delete from the thumb drive. The other thumb drive contained Tor software and the Tails operating system, which were recommended by the reporter’s online news outlet in an article published on its website regarding how to anonymously “leak” documents.

Met with a report, you say? You mean like this?

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Screengrab from https://twitter.com/jimmysllama/status/1126501354053218304

That image is the reporter, The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill, seated on the left, and the guy contemplating the prison shower room there on the right is Daniel Hale.

What makes this case interesting is that Hale’s home was searched by the FBI back in 2014 and he appeared in a film that used the information he leaked in 2016:

In October 2015, The Intercept published a “cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia.” The media organization said the documents were provided by a whistleblower and offered “unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars.” They were called “The Drone Papers.”

The Intercept granted “the source’s request for anonymity because the materials are classified and because the U.S. government has engaged in aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers.”

Hale also appeared in the 2016 documentary, “National Bird.” He wore a pin supporting U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning and was following CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s prosecution. The FBI raided his home on August 8, 2014, while the film was in production. He reached out to attorney Jesselyn Radack for legal assistance.

This makes three leakers that The Intercept has burned to the ground because their staff is just too stupid to manage confidential sources. The other two are the improbably named Reality Winner and former FBI agent and current federal inmate Terry Albury.

There are two other interesting points here.

Why did it take five years to indict this guy? That’s sort of a rhetorical question. The Obama administration never cared about anti-American leaks to leftwing media, they were only concerned about leaks about Benghazi and Fast and Furious.

The second item is more interesting. Julian Assange was indicted for giving advice to the Manning creature on how to possibly acquire classified information. According to charging documents, Scahill did the same thing.

Will Justice go after him and, if not, why not?

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You Won’t Believe What Happened When Attorney General Bill Barr Went to The White House Cabinet Meeting

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On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr formally ignored an illegal subpoena from House Judiciary Committee to produce an unredacted copy of the Mueller report. For reasons known only to Mueller and his merry band of Democrat partisans, they decided to quote grand jury testimony in the report and, by law, grand jury testimony cannot be released for any reason and is only available to the House Judiciary Committee as part of an impeachment proceeding. Like the bullsh** obstruction inquiry and dereliction of duty in making a finding, this has the smell of another Mueller…or Weissmann…stinkbomb deliberately planted to make Barr’s life as interesting as possible.

As it turns out, Wednesday was also the day of a cabinet meeting at the White House. When Barr entered the room, everyone was ready for him:

It seems that the Democrats are intent upon fighting 2020 on this ground. As we saw during the Obama years, when this kind of a fight happens it rarely works out well for the Congressional side. Where the White House is united…and the White House has a solid support among its base on this…the House Democrats don’t have a clear communications strategy or even clear plan about what they want to do. There are the voices of House Republicans to muddy the water and the Senate isn’t going to help the Democrats…except for the feckless Richard Burr. In this kind of fight, Trump is definitely the guy to bet on because he’s never happier than he is when locked in mortal combat with a foe and all the cameras are on him.

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Ghostwriter for ‘The Art of the Deal’ Suggests it Should Go Out of Print or be Retitled ‘The Sociopath’

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Everyone knows Trump’s the Artist of the Deal (here and here). Except, maybe, for the guy who wrote The Art of the Deal.

The famous instructional by President Trump was ghostwritten by a man named Tony Schwartz, and — to put it mildly — he’s never come out explicitly in favor of a Trump presidency.

It should be no surprise, then, that he seems to suggest the book should be put out of production.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony referenced a recent article by The New York Times indicating a whole lotta money lost by the Prez during a decade or so of megadealin’:

“Given the Times report on Trump’s staggering losses, I’d be fine if Random House simply took the book out of print. Or recategorized it as fiction.”

The Times claimed The Donald took a hit to the tune of $1.17 billion, which disabled him from paying taxes until 2005.

Here’s more from TNYT:

By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir Trump: The Art of the Deal hit bookstores in 1987, Donald Trump was already in deep financial distress, losing tens of millions of dollars on troubled business deals, according to previously unrevealed figures from his federal income tax returns. Trump was propelled to the presidency, in part, by a self-spun narrative of business success and of setbacks triumphantly overcome. He has attributed his first run of reversals and bankruptcies to the recession that took hold in 1990. But 10 years of tax information obtained by The New York Times paints a different, and far bleaker, picture of his deal-making abilities and financial condition.

Trump defended himself from the Times in a tweet:

“Real estate developers in the 1980’s & 1990’s, more than 30 years ago, were entitled to massive write-offs and depreciation which would, if one was actively building, show losses and tax losses in almost all cases. Much was non-monetary. Sometimes considered ‘tax shelter. You would get it by building, or even buying. You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes … almost all real estate developers did – and often re-negotiate with banks, it was sport. Additionally, the very old information put out is a highly inaccurate Fake News hit job!”

The Art of the Deal sat on the Times best-seller list for 51 weeks.

Schwartz said it should be retitled The Sociopath.

Yeah — he’s definitely not a MAGA kinda guy.

Being that I’m not myself a billionaire, I don’t wanna speak out of turn; but from what I’ve observed, great loss in big business isn’t uncommon. It’s not about how much you lose; it’s about how much you’ve got in the end, compared to how much you had at the start. And given that measurement, crown Donald J. Trump Artist and King.

-Alex

 

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Student Sues School, Claims It’s Not ‘Logical’ to Ban Him For Lacking Chickenpox Vaccination. Now He Has the Chickenpox

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Are you against vaccinations? Well here’s a story for ya.

An unvaccinated student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Assumption Academy recently challenged a state order banning him from school.

Why’d the high-schooler protest? ‘Cause o’ this: Vaccines are against his beliefs, and his family founded the dadgum school.

But he was banned in March due to a chickenpox outbreak, and a judge ruled against him in his subsequent lawsuit.

Jerome was a broken man:

“I’m definitely devastated by the judge’s ruling. It just doesn’t seem logical to me.”

Headed for appeal, Jerome Kunkel’s attorney, Christopher Wiest, lamented the injustice:

“We think the judge misapplied the law and that’s what appeals courts are for, to make sure the law is followed.”

Well, wouldn’t ya know — Jerome’s done gone and contracted the disease.

Not good.

Christopher’s acknowledged that Jerome’s now covered in terrible, itchy, pink lumps.

But he told NBC it’s still all cool:

“These are deeply held religious beliefs, they’re sincerely held beliefs. From their perspective, they always recognized they were running the risk of getting it, and they were okay with it.”

Here’s something from NBC News I’d never heard of…were you familiar with this? I’m surprised:

“Some ultraconservative Catholics oppose chickenpox vaccinations because it was developed in the 1960s from cell lines of two aborted fetuses.”

Speaking to WLWT, Jerome said the whole ban thing was dumb:

“It was kind of ridiculous, because they issued the ban for 21 days, then it got extended longer because another kid came down with the chicken pox, so then it went on for longer. Towards the end of the ban, I actually got the chicken pox which should have extended the ban, but for some reason they didn’t. Things are sort of normal except for you know, the homework I got to catch up with and stuff like that. “

But Laura Brinson, of the Northern Kentucky Health Department, said the lamebrainest thing is to intentionally be a carrier of a terrible disease:

“Encouraging the spread of an acute infection disease in a community demonstrates a callous disregard for the health and safety of friends, family, neighbors and unsuspecting members of the general public.”

Really, Jerome was never in control: The vaccine, which was instated in the U.S. in 1995, is normally given between 12 and 15 months. It’s doubtful his “beliefs” were the reason he didn’t receive it.

Either way, too late now. Maybe some think the chickenpox is nothin’ to get your feathers ruffled over. But it can kill, and does.

As per the CDC:

In the early 1990s, an average of 4 million people got chickenpox, 10,500 to 13,000 were hospitalized, and 100 to 150 died each year. Chickenpox vaccine became available in the United States in 1995. Each year, more than 3.5 million cases of chickenpox, 9,000 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths are prevented by chickenpox vaccination in the United States.

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Bless Your Heart: Boston Radio Snowflake Hangs up on Carolina Hockey Journo Because His Southern Accent Triggered Him

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There are snowflakes, and then there is Fred Toettcher from Boston’s “Toucher and Rich” radio show.

Chip Alexander is a sports writer who covers Carolina Hurricanes hockey games for North Carolina’s Raleigh News and Observer paper, where he’s been for 40 years. He’s made the rounds this week, doing interviews about the upcoming NHL Eastern Conference Finals series between the Boston Bruins and the Hurricanes.

As Deadspin reports, one call in particular – the one Alexander did with “Toucher and Rich” – didn’t go so well:

To preview the upcoming Carolina Hurricanes–Boston Bruins playoff series, Boston sports radio show Toucher & Rich had Chip Alexander, Canes beat writer for the Raleigh News and Observer, call in Wednesday to talk hockey. It wasn’t long before one of the hosts hung up on him, for a very petty reason.

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Just as Alexander’s talking about Nino Niederreiter, co-host Fred Toettcher cut the line. “I can’t listen to a guy with a Southern accent talk about hockey,” he said.

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Alexander apparently tried to call back into the show, but the hosts instead took calls from listeners with New England accents—that far more appealing regional inflection.

Listen to the segment below (language warning):

The USA Today‘s write-up on what happened noted that Toettcher continued to complain about Alexander later after he was no longer on the line to defend himself:

Toettcher later added that he didn’t like that Alexander was supportive of way the Hurricanes have embraced the “bunch of jerks” label after NHL commentator Don Cherry used that phrase to describe the team earlier in the season — even though Alexander did not actually express an opinion about the subject while on air.

The hang up move was widely panned by folks on social media, from the locals here in NC to sports radio veterans up north:

While I normally have issues – and I mean a LOT of issues – with the Raleigh News and Observer‘s news coverage, including their sports department’s frequent editorializing, I totally dig how they covered this story:

In a mind-boggling turn of events on Wednesday, someone working at a Boston sports radio station criticized the accent of a professional hockey writer from North Carolina.

Yes, someone in Boston criticized someone else’s accent.

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Toucher went full “Masshole” on Thursday morning, devoting a good portion of his shock jock-style sports rambling to Alexander’s “hick accent.”

Alexander has given four or five such radio interviews this week, and this is the first act of Northern aggression he has encountered.

Alexander himself even got a little dig on the radio duo via Twitter earlier today:

The N&O got in on the Twitter action, too, with this peace offering of sorts from managing editor Jane Elizabeth:

Full disclosure alert:

1) I was born and raised in North Carolina, so obviously I’m a little partial when it comes to my home state.

2) I am, of course, a Carolina Hurricanes fan. In fact, I’ve been a hockey fan since the early 90’s, well before NHL hockey became a thing in North Carolina.

3) Please don’t confuse what I’ve written here with regional bigotry against “the north.” I have friends, relatives, and former and current colleagues from up north, and the vast majority of my experiences and interactions with them have been enjoyable. The slights against the south just get tiresome after a while, and at some point you have to push back.

When the comments are meant in jest, it’s one thing. But when they are meant to be taken seriously, it’s another ballgame altogether.

Speaking of, Game One is currently underway. So go watch some playoff hockey! But before you go, enjoy one of the Avengers-themed end-of-game celebrations from the Hurricanes earlier this year that earned them the “Bunch of Jerks” nickname:

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Delta Airlines Wins This Week’s “Trigger the Left” Award

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Delta Airlines is trying to prevent the idea of unionization from taking hold within its company, and it’s coming up with arguments to try to convince its employees to reject the idea.

One such way involves telling its employees what they could end up buying for themselves after not having to pay ungodly union dues. One such suggestion is buying the latest video game console and some of the hit games for it.

“Union dues cost around $700 a year,” read the flyer. “A new video game system with the latest hits sounds like fun. Put your money towards that instead of paying dues to the union.”

“It’s your money,” it adds.

Suggesting buying video games over joining a union may seem childish and patronizing, but Delta’s suggestion is far wiser than the left would have you think. Also, the video game option costs less.

As researcher John Lott wrote in 2015, Unions tend to create more problems than they solve, especially for the workers within:

Unions are harmful because they act as monopolies. If the union members won’t work, the law makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to step in and do their jobs. As a result, union workers have little competition — so they can demand higher wages and do less work.

By threatening to stop work if companies don’t pay employees more, unions force companies to layoff some workers. That hurts some union workers. Unions don’t just pit workers against employers. They pit a select group of workers against consumers, stockholders, and other workers. Unions don’t even make agreements that are in the interest of all their own workers, just those in the majority, usually just older workers with more seniority.

Suppose demands for higher wages or benefits means 20 percent of unionized workers would be fired. That isn’t such a hard decision for a union. Twenty percent of its members will oppose the agreement, but they won’t be union members for long. Most of the remaining 80 percent are likely to support the agreement.

Then there’s the problem that unionized employees create stagnation within a business, as John Stossel pointed out, and major networks who were once unionized kicked the union to the curb as it was stifling growth and competition:

Unions once helped advance working conditions, but now union rules hurt workers because they stifle growth by making companies less flexible. When I arrived at CBS, I was stunned to discover that I couldn’t even watch a video in a tape player without risking a grievance being filed by a union editor, saying I’d encroached on his job. Work ground to a halt while we waited for a union specialist to press the “on” button. ABC and CBS, being private businesses that had to compete, eventually got rid of those rules. But it took years.

Also, Delta has seen what happens to airlines that unionize. Pan Am and TWA were both unionized, and Pan Am and TWA are both gone.

If you ask me, Delta’s suggestion that their employees buy video games instead of joining the union is actually a solid example of its company looking out for its workers.

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