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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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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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Cubs Fan Gets Lifetime Ban for Using “OK” Hand Gesture

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In today’s episode of “the most absurd thing you’ll read today,” a Chicago Cubs fan received a lifetime an for supposedly flashing a “white power” symbol while a camera was on him.

Yes, MSNBC actually blurred it out. This is where our society is at.

Clay Travis, a personality on Fox Sports, roasted the Cubs for the decision.

We don’t know exactly what the motivations of the fan were here — so far he hasn’t been identified publicly — so it could be he wanted to play the make you look at the circle game — which is accompanied by a shoulder punch when you look — if you don’t know what this is, ask any man between the ages of 12 and 60 and he’s probably familiar with it — or it’s also possible this fan was mocking the media via an Internet meme that has gone viral over the past couple of years.

It’s also possible that he had friends at home and he was just, you know, letting them know that his seats were a-okay.

The point is we don’t know for sure, but what we do know for sure is the okay hand gesture, and this is significant, ISN’T RACIST AT ALL, it’s an internet meme designed to mock false accusations of racism.

It feels stupid to even have to analyze this, but given the way he’s making the sign, it looks more like he’s playing the circle game. As Travis points out, if you are a man born after the Kennedy administration, you probably know exactly what that is. The meme involving the OK sign as a white supremacist sign is predicated on it being held upward to spell out a W and P. Here, it’s held upside down and below the waste, which is exactly what the circle game is (you then get to punch someone in the shoulder if they look at the sign).

The idea that this fan, in Chicago, is flashing a white power symbol is the least likely (and stupidest) assumption to make.

And we won’t ever really know because the Cubs refuses to even talk to the fan to get his side of the story.

Travis then gets to the laughable hypocrisy of standards the Cubs have.

You might remember that Addison Russell was suspended forty games for beating his girlfriend.

So the Cubs are fine with employing a baseball player — and paying him millions of dollars — despite the fact that he beat a woman, but they draw the line at Internet prank hand gestures from fans?

I mean, is this real life?

I’d love to hear Theo Epstein explain why an Internet meme hand gesture designed to mock the stupidity of the media in this country was “truly disgusting” and “gave him shivers” and was “egregious and unacceptable… there’s no place for that in society, in baseball, and Wrigley Field,” but yet employing a wife beater and paying him millions of dollars is perfectly fine?

The Cubs employ a wife beater but playing the circle game is a bridge too far. Good stuff.

Did I already use the word absurd in this article? I try not to repeat terms, but come on, this is absurd. I hope the Cubs get some serious blow back for this.

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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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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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ULTIMATE WOKE: School Bans Mother’s Day Because it’s ‘Hurtful,’ Trades it in for Something More Inclusive

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Maybe you have an amazing mom. Maybe she’s as fantastic as Lily Munster. But please for the love of Pete, tell me you’re not celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday.

You call yourself woke? You’re an amateur.

This weekend’s your chance to go pro.

You can crawl from your primordial cisgender ooze and follow the lead of Melbourne, Australia’s Brunswick East Primary School, which has banned the oppressive calendar blight in favor of the more inclusive Appreciation Day.

But what if the thing you appreciate is the fact that it’s called “Mother’s Day”?

Did I just blow your mind?

I’m just joshin’ — mothers are old hat. And who’s to say everyone has one? It’s only the singular method for human multiplication. But don’t get all science on us.

The Daily Mail reports:

In previous years, the school has hosted a fundraising stall where children could buy Mother’s Day merchandise such as mugs, trinkets, candles and soaps.

But staff have decided to change it because some families were offended – and now children can buy gifts for any special person in their life.

In a newsletter, Principal Janet Di Pilla explained, beginning — appropriately — with an apology for previously bein’ a major jerk of a momma’s girl:

I am sorry that in the past we have offended some members of our community and I hope that this acknowledgment goes some way to address any hurt which has occurred in the past.

I sincerely hope that this change in name will show that we as a community recognise that our families are not made up of any particular combination of people and that we no longer subscribe to a binary world.

You heard her, folks — no “particular combination of people.”

So binary sex, ya gotsta go. So says…A SCHOOL.

And that’s where we are.

Wokeness, we’ve struck the motherload. I mean…

-Alex

 

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Dems are So Desperate to Beat Trump, Most Don’t Care About a Candidate’s Stances

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Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. In fact, it’s so real that Democrats don’t even seem to care what a candidate supports, so long as they have the best chance at defeating Trump, they’ll throw their support behind them.

A recent Monmouth Poll of New Hampshire sniffed out who Democrats are supporting and why. The results found that unless some kind of miracle happens for the numerous candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, it looks like former VP Joe Biden is going to easily walk away with the nomination.

According to a New Hampshire Monmouth Poll, a poll that helps decide which Democrat candidate will take the debate stage, Biden is now up to 36 percent favorability, leaving behind everyone in the dust. This includes Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who is coming in at 18 percent.

According to Monmouth, everyone else falls far further away from the top of the mountain where Biden resides:

In a field of 24 announced and potential candidates, Biden holds a clear lead with 36% support of registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters who are likely to participate in the February 2020 primary. He is followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 18%. Other contenders include South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (9%), Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (8%), and California Sen. Kamala Harris (6%). Registering at least 1% in the poll are former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (2%), Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (2%), New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (2%), former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (1%), Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan (1%), and entrepreneur Andrew Yang (1%).  The remaining 13 candidates earn less than 1% or were not chosen by any respondents in the poll.

Here’s where it gets interesting.

Democrats were asked whether electability is more important or issues, and the majority of Biden voters cared more about the fact that he could beat Trump more than what was coming out of his mouth:

Biden garners somewhat more support among voters who prioritize beating Trump (39%) than he does among those who are looking for issue alignment in their nominee (32%).

Sanders voters, on the other hand, care more about the issues Sanders is bringing up than his electability.

Sanders, on the other hand, does much better with “issue” voters (33%) than “electability” voters (13%).  Harris does slightly better with electability voters (8%) than issue voters (4%).  There are no significant differences in support for other candidates between these two types of voters.

 

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A MUST-WATCH: Man’s Fishing Line Breaks, So He Dives into the Freezing Water to Catch the Fish By Hand

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Talk about Must-See TV.

On March 20th, devoted fisherman Lee Sandt was doing his thing at Georgia’s Lake Lanier, reeling in a largemouth bass. As the fish got near the boat, Lee’s 10-lb test line broke.

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But remember that whole “devoted” thing? Whereas most people woulda chalked up the loss to rotten luck, Lee dived the heck in.

He threw himself into the 50-degree water to catch his fish — with his bare hands.

 Who does this?

It’s a great way to spend the rest of the day wet, cold and still fishless.

But Lee obviously has a bit of Tarzan in him. Or Aquaman. Or…ninja.

Partly motivated by a determination to retrieve his spinner bait, the angler dived in and wrestled that bass into submission.

He kicked some bass!

And he crawled back in the boat with fish in hand.

Now that’s how it’s done.

The video’s gotten over 4 million views so far.

Lee explained his technique to YOLOtek (See the YouTube interview below):

“It put its head back out of the water and with my right hand I put my hand literally right in his mouth and then I pinned it against my face. I knew because I immediately had a scratch on my face. When I got in the water, I didn’t let go of that fish until I knew I had a good grip and I knew I was starting to come up.”

The only person I’ve seen have similar luck fishing is Donald Trump — thanks to the wackiness of the Left, voters glommed onto him like fish jumping into the boat.

-Alex

 

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