Tuesday Humor, Courtesy Of AOC

In certainly what has to be a funnier moment that make you wonder just what she was thinking, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) attended the Met Gala last night. Tickets for the event were reportedly $30,000 or $250,000 for a table. AOC showed up in a custom-made dress that had a message emblazoned on it saying “Tax the Rich”.

Oh, and for good measure, none of the guests at the crowded indoor event were wearing masks.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
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News Of The Weird

You just couldn’t make this stuff up.

It was funny enough in May when Rep. Cori Bush was testifying in Congress and referred to people who give birth as “birthing people” rather than mothers. According to Bush, ‘mother’ is a term of gender discrimination (and no doubt, someone was triggered and had to go to their ‘safe place’ when they heard ‘mother’ being used).

But the new ‘crazy virus’ seems to be spreading.

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, an international organization of physicians that works promoting, and supporting breastfeeding, recently published new guidelines encouraging the use of “gender-inclusive language”. They suggest that we no longer use the term “breastfeeding” but use “chestfeeding” or “lactating person” because….well, they say in their document that the updated terminology is an attempt to rectify potentially dangerous discriminatory behavior against “vulnerable populations.”

Well, so much for doctors following science. And oddly, they have not yet changed the name of their organization. Hmmm…

News of the Weird: Just Can’t Quite Master the Video Conference

Ohio State Senator Andrew Brenner joined a scheduled video conference of the state’s controlling board, which makes adjustments to the state’s budget. By the end of the call, Brenner had become the latest example of the perils of video calls in this time of virtual meetings.

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What? Give Me Those Numbers Again, Please

President Biden said yesterday that his proposed $2.3 trillion spending bill will create 19 million jobs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 10.1 million people unemployed in the United States.

That is some amazing math!

(And remember, you heard it here first. Somehow the media missed it.)

Have We Entered Bizarro World?

Some things just seem like they should not be that hard and a simple pause to think would solve so many issues.

This past week seems like we may be entering a bizarre place where the simple things seem so hard for some of us. From pop culture, to the politics of Biden and Trump and the morality of stealing muffins, it seems some people just struggle to get it right.

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Weird News

Sometimes you just need a break, so now here is something completely different.

Tessica Brown, now popularly known as ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’ is in a sticky situation (sorry, couldn’t resist).

Brown has become a bit of a celebrity…well, because everything we do we post on social media these days, even when it’s stupid, and Brown posted a video of her hair after she sprayed Gorilla Glue on it. Really-you can’t make this stuff up.

As Brown tells the story, she grabbed the spray can of Gorilla Glue when she ran out of her go-to “Got2B Glued Blasting Freeze Hairspray”. She says that it was ‘accidental’ but you can’t help but think it was more likely that she thought ‘Glued Hairspray’ was sort of the same thing as ‘Glue’ and just sprayed away.

Brown says that she hasn’t been able to move her hair for weeks (well, no kidding) and in an example of “We have way too many lawyers”, she has hired a lawyer to pursue a suit against the company because, of course, it has to be someone else’s fault that she put super glue in her hair. No one would ever be that dumb on their own.

News Of The Weird

And this week we have more from the left coast…

In the news:

  • This week the San Francisco City Council passed an ordnance that prohibits smoking tobacco in your own home. However, the ordnance specifically excludes marijuana and only applies to tobacco cigarettes.
  • An election day referendum decriminalized drugs in Portland, so it is no longer a crime to use cocaine, meth and other formerly illegal mind altering substances.

So, we now have it in San Francisco where you can’t smoke a cigarette in your own home but can smoke a joint.

And in Portland, you can snort cocaine as long as you don’t use a plastic straw to do it, because those are illegal.

Who suggested that 2020 couldn’t get any more weird?!

News Of The Weird, Out West

Pimps and communists: if you made this up people would say it was too bizarre.

Seattle Hires A Pimp

A former pimp, who was one of the subjects of a documentary “American Pimp”, has been hired by the city of Seattle to advise it on developing ‘alternatives to policing’.

Andre Thornton is being paid $150,000 to work as a ‘street czar’ to help the city with its problems with police and crime.

Also a self-described genius, when asked about his new job Thornton said, “Black people as a whole have not been in a place to be compensated for their genius or their work for a very, very long time.”

Antifa Candidate Ahead In Portland Polls

Ted Wheeler is the Mayor of Portland and is running for re-election in November.

A recent poll shows that a self-proclaimed Antifa, communist candidate is leading in the race for Portland’s mayor.  Wheeler was the top vote getter in the earlier primary but has been criticized for the way he has handled the rioting that shook Portland for over 100 straight nights this summer.

Sarah Innarone, who has proclaimed “I am Antifa”, is leading in the latest poll conducted by DHM research by over 10%. Innarone has been known to wear a skirt with pictures of Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and Che Guevara to campaign events.

Just when you think things can’t get more radical or out of control in Portland, it seems that could be wrong.

News Of The Weird-Education Edition

Schools in Oak Creek, WI will begin classes this year online due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Schools in Oak Creek, WI will begin the school year offering ‘School Day Camp’, for $100/week per child.

“Each school day will have a structured schedule which will include online learning times, homework assistance, recess and outdoor activities, [and] lunch provided” by the Oak Creek School District. The ‘Day Camps’ will run the exact same hours as a normal school day.

Clearly they don’t check the education and IQ of school administrators in Oak Creek, WI.

Crazy Quote Of The Week

This one goes to the head of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  DNR Secretary Preston Cole is telling employees to wear face masks, even when they are at home and even if they are alone.  Really!

In a department email, Cole reminded employees that WI Gov. Evers has mandated masks indoors, unless you are at home. But Cole went even further, saying  “Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff” so that DNR staff can set an example for others.

You can’t make this stuff up.