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On the same day that President Donald Trump tweeted that the military should ban transgender people from serving, the U.S. Department of Justice doubled down. That is, in a pleading filed yesterday in a federal appellate court, the United States of America revealed its position that our federal laws that protect against discrimination at work do not apply to gay employees.

Suffice it to say, yesterday was not a good day for the LGBT community. Continue reading

Demolition Man Pinball

Right before pinball jumped the shark in the early ’90s, there was this movie called Demolition Man. It starred Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes, and the guy who played the evil warden in Shawshank Redemption. IMDB readers scored Demolition Man a 6.6 out of 10, which is generous. But, that’s not the point of this post.

But, that’s not the point of this post. Continue reading

Chris Christie at the 2015 CPAC by Gage Skidmore

But, the guy’s been through so much in the past year.

Plus, I’m not certain that any of my Millennial readers know what Mad Libs are. As far as I know, they haven’t developed a Mad Libs Snapchat filter and Mad Libs wouldn’t make for a compelling podcast. Continue reading

Generally, when you go from a Democratic Party President to a  Republican, the complexion of the National Labor Relations Board changes as well. That is, as Board Members cycle off, the new President names replacements that are more employer-friendly. And we’re seeing that right now, with the nominations of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel.

Last week, however, some Republican Senators told President Trump in unison, “Hold my beer.”

Or, at least that’s how I picture it.

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