Good day, fellow protestors! Remember, you’re either the kid (good) or the toothless voodoo shaman (evil). There is no in between.
Vice President Mike Pence‘s wife Karen (Mother) is returning to teaching at a Christian school where she previously spent 12 years, one that has banned openly gay students, parents, and teachers. Ironically, Mrs. Pence will be teaching art.
Elsewhere in institutional homophobia, actor Chris Pratt, who recently became engaged to girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger two years after divorcing fellow actor Anna Faris, reportedly attends a church with a history of child molestation and gay conversion therapy. When asked for comment, Pratt insisted he was actually Chris Evans.
Anna from Travel, thanks for booking me into that sexy little chalet in Davos! Where’s your ticket ?
Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on charges of rape. “What’s the big deal?” Brown has since said in a statement, “I’ve done worse.”
The IRS has given hundreds of employees permission to skip work during the extended government shutdown. Experts have praised the IRS for extending such a courtesy, which they liken to the permission the bureau has long given the superrich to skip paying taxes.
Jerry, it was pass interference.
In response to Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to raise the marginal tax rate on assets over $10 million to 70%, Fox News host Sean Hannity has warned that such a measure would stop rich people from remodeling their homes. “And when rich people stop remodeling their homes, who gets hurt?” Hannity told listeners to his radio show, “That’s right: rich people! She’s so young and dumb.”
Novelist MacKenzie Bezos, currently in the process of divorcing Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos in the wake of the latter’s affair with news anchor Lauren Sanchez, stands to get up to half of her husband’s wealth, or $69 billion. Such a windfall would make her the richest woman in the world, and the 78th-richest country.
Did you know National Handwriting Day (today, January 23rd) was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977? And that “their motive is to promote the consumption of pens, pencils and writing paper”? I like their style.
Various videos and accounts of the now-famous standoff between boys from a Catholic prep school in Kentucky and a Native American elder last week continue to emerge, sparking fierce debate about the nature of the interaction in which no physical contact was made by either side. When asked for comment on the student protestors’ actions, Covington Catholic’s principal Bob Rowe said, “Both the school’s and the church’s views on this are pretty clear: the students, like many great Catholic explorers before them, could have gone further with the natives.”
In other Covington Catholic news, the school’s openly gay valedictorian was barred from speaking at graduation last spring because his speech was “inconsistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church.” The speech reportedly contained such statements as, “Love thy neighbor, no matter whom he loves,” and, “Nobody should molest children.”
Which would you rather fight for: the right to life or the right to drum?