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California Can't Mandate Diversity on Corporate Boards

Plus: Prayer on football field faces SCOTUS, Mike Tyson's ear-shaped edibles banned in Colorado, and more...

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Law "violates the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution on its face," says judge. A measure meant to bring more diversity to the boards of companies headquartered in California is unconstitutional, says the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The diversity requirement—signed into law in September 2020—said that publicly held companies with headquarters in California must have at least one director from an "underrepresented community," meaning someone who "self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender." Depending on board size, the number of board members from these communities would have to increase by the end of 2022.

The law (AB 979) followed on the heels of a 2018 California mandate (SB 826) that corporate boards feature at least one woman. Companies in violation of either law were eligible for six-figure fines.

The conservative group Judicial Watch challenged AB 979 on behalf of three California taxpayers, saying it violated California's constitution. "Gender quotas and now new quotas for numerous other groups for corporate boards are slaps in the face to the core American value of equal protection under the law," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in an October 2020 statement.

Now, L.A. Superior Court Judge Terry Green has sided with Judicial Watch in the case (Crest v. Padilla), granting the group summary judgement.

The law "violates the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution on its face," wrote Green in his order. "The statute treats similarly situated individuals—qualified potential corporate board members—differently based on their membership (or lack thereof) in certain listed racial, sexual orientation, and gender identity groups. It requires that a certain specific number of board seats be reserved for members of the groups on the list—and necessarily excludes members of other groups from those seats."

The state "has not identified a compelling interest to justify this classification," noted Green. "The broader public benefits produced by well-run businesses do not fit that bill. On the other hand, while remediation of discrimination can be a compelling interest, the state must define a specific arena in which the discrimination has occurred, such as a school district or a specific industry within a particular local jurisdiction."

"A member of the public … might wonder at this result," he added. "If the Legislature has identified a social problem, how can the court stand in the way of the obvious and direct approach to solving it?"

His answer: Courts are charged with "maintaining the continuity of rules even against the will of the majority." And "fundamental values, whether personal or social, must be guarded. Equal treatment and opportunity, of and for all individuals regardless of how they look or identify, is one of this state's basic commitments. … Only in very particular cases should discrimination be remedied by more discrimination. And that should only happen after obvious alternative measures have been tried."

A Judicial Watch lawsuit challenging California's board gender quota is still in progress, as are two federal lawsuits challenging AB 979 and SB 826. The federal cases—both pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California—allege that California's board diversity statutes violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Corporate board diversity quotas have been controversial for a number of reasons. Diversity in boardrooms might be a good goal—whether for cultural or economic reasons—but from a libertarian perspective, it's not one the government should be allowed to force on private companies. There are also feminist objections to quotas, with some worrying that they reinforce stereotypes about women (or members of "underrepresented communities") by implying they're not good enough to be board members without government-enforced quotas.

Besides, there's little to support the idea that quotas have a "trickle down" effect on leadership positions within companies or workplace diversity and policies more broadly. And research is mixed on whether they improve corporate performance.


FREE MINDS

Can a public school football coach pray on the field? "Lower courts have mostly forbidden public school teachers from openly praying in the workplace, even if students are not involved. Yet the Supreme Court has not directly addressed such a case—until now," notes Charles Russo in the Ohio Capital Journal. Oral arguments in the case—Kennedy v. Bremerton School District—are scheduled for April 25.

"At issue is whether a school board violated the rights of Joseph Kennedy, a football coach it suspended, and whose contract it did not renew, because he ignored its directive to stop kneeling in silent prayer on the field after games," explains Russo:

Kennedy claims that the board violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, along with his rights under the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination.

The Supreme Court faces two key questions: whether prayers public school employees say in front of students are protected by their First Amendments rights; and, if they are, whether educational officials must still prohibit them in order to avoid promoting particular religions and violating the Establishment Clause.

From my perspective as a specialist in education law, the case is noteworthy because the court should resolve sticky questions surrounding whether public school employees can pray when supervising students, or if doing so crosses the line and becomes impermissible government speech.

Kennedy v. Bremerton also reflects the inherent tension between the First Amendment's two clauses on religious freedom: The Free Exercise clause protects individuals' right to practice their faiths as they wish, while the Establishment Clause forbids the government from "establishing" a religion.

You can find more on the case here.


FREE MARKETS

Coloradans can't get high off Mike Tyson's ear-shaped edibles. Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has been capitalizing off his notorious 1997 ear-biting incident, in which he chomped down on opponent Evander Holyfield's ear, by selling THC-infused edibles shaped like ears with a bite chomped out of them. His company, Tyson 2.0, "confirmed that the infused gummy ears are real, and are currently sold in California," according to Westword. And Tyson 2.0 plans to expand these "Mike Bites" to more states this year. But that won't include Colorado:

A 2016 state law prohibits marijuana edibles from being shaped like humans, animals, fruit or other objects that could attract children, and according to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, Holyfield's chomped ear is just too damn attractive. The vegan, ear-shaped edibles are "directly applicable" to the law banning human body part shapes, according to MED communications director Shannon Gray.


QUICK HITS

• Tesla CEO Elon Musk now owns 9.2 percent of Twitter. "It's not clear at present what type of involvement Musk will have in Twitter's decision making processes, or whether he will be asked to join the company's board," notes Reason's Liz Wolfe.

• Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have reached a deal on a COVID-19 spending package that includes at least $5 billion for therapies and $750 million for research on coronavirus variants.

• A property rights win in Wisconsin:

• Matthew Yglesias tackles "the bizarre myth that Ancient Greeks couldn't see blue" and what that has to do with modern language policing.

• Did Ketanji Brown Jackson flout the law when she reduced a drug dealer's sentence?

The Atlantic explores the "covert network of activists" making preparations for the overturning of Roe v. Wade—a cadre of "vaginal preppers" aiming to help women learn old-school techniques for self-managed abortion. "Just knowing the people who came before you had other ways of managing these things, not necessarily through a doctor or condoned by a government—there's something really powerful in that," a woman identified as "Ellie" tells The Atlantic.

• Man arrested over daughter's diaper rash wins at Supreme Court:

• Three states—Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri—are suing to stop the Biden administration from ending an order that lets the U.S. turn away many refugees without processing their asylum requests.

• Why does U.S. border patrol need the ability to delete messages?

• "Chinese authorities extended a lockdown in Shanghai to cover all of the financial centre's 26 million people on Tuesday after city-wide testing saw new COVID-19 cases surge to more than 13,000 amid growing public anger over quarantine rules," reports Reuters.

• A new book looks at a centurylong battle for the soul of American conservatism. "Trump was no alien invader of American conservatism," writes author Matthew Continetti. "In his marriage of the policy views of Coolidge with the rabble-rousing of McCarthy, Donald Trump was the return of a repressed memory."

• France's ban on short flights starts this month.

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    2. It just shows you where the editors true allegiances are. They are more left leaning than libertarian. Propping up a journalist who admitted and laughed about tricking readers regarding the Trump tax cuts.

      1. I used to wonder about that.

        Most of them are living in NYC or the swamp. When everyone you socialize and work with is from one of these locales, anything short of cultural marxism might seem libertarian.

        Now, I think they're mostly just pretending so they can get more articles published.

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    4. In her defense, it was a very important topic to libertarians.

  2. Fuck Joe biden

    1. Fuck Joe Biden

      1. Let's Go, Brandon.

    2. Not even with Megan Rapinoe's dick.

  3. Law "violates the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution on its face," says judge.

    HOW COULD EQUITY DO THIS?

    1. THE CONSTITUTION IS RACIST!

      1. What did you expect? It was written by white men.

        1. Mostly old white men. They're the worst.

  4. Question for California law butches
    Does Elon musk qualify as African American?

    1. Bitches*

      1. "Butchers" would also be acceptable.

    2. Does Elon feel oppressed by White America? Does he reject math, logic, and conventional modes of time keeping, work ethics, marriage, and baby-naming? Has he ever engaged in folkloric knife dancing?

      1. Answers in order
        Don't know
        Sometimes
        No
        No
        Hell yes, just ask his kids
        Probably, he's a weird guy

        1. > just ask his kids

          You mean Alpha P-38 (Unpronouncable Symbol) º¡∞£ ? Or the girl he and that Grimy chick had a couple of months ago?

          Of course, when your dad is that rich you're not getting teased in school, so I guess it's not a big deal.

  5. Can a public school football coach pray on the field?

    Only quietly, on the sideline, like always.

    1. The concern appears to be a public display of a religious belief by a school employee. Does the district forbid headscarves on Muslim teachers? Yarmulkas on Jewish instructors?

      1. We know that wokeness is a religion so they need to start banning LGBTQ flags.

        1. The Rainbow Flag came before Wokeism. Wokeism co-opted it, just as the Klan co-opted all of it's flags.

    2. Whether they can or not, it is a fruitless effort even if a God existed. If something was a God's will, he'd do it without anyone's prayers. And if it wasn't God's will, he wouldn't do it regardless of prayer.

      And if a God would change the entire order of a Universe for a prayer, his initial plan for it wwsn't perfect. Above all, a God that would change the outcome of a sports game while keeping war in Ukraine and Africa, Genocide in Red China and Burma, and chattel slavery and human rights abuse throughout the world is obviously not a just God.

      1. He is a big Ohio State fan though.

        1. Worst of all.

        2. And doesn't he look down on the Dallas Cowboys through that hole in the roof?

      2. It's hilarious how dependent your identity is on being an "atheist". There's really nothing else to you, just a dimwit who follows the fashionable.

        By the way, asserting "there is no god" is an even more baseless position of pure faith than asserting "there is a god", but your psychological and emotional insecurity will never let you admit it.
        LOL

        1. "Omg, I saw the word god - quick, I gotta post something to atheist signal!"
          -encog

          1. As if prayer is not a signal, and a futile one at that.

            1. That’s why it’s banned l

              1. Speaking of banned, if someone is praying on their own extracurricular time in a way that doesn't endorse it to a captive audience or otherwise violate anyone else's Individual Rights, I wouldn't ban it, no matter how futile the prayer is.

                I also think DeSantis and every other Governor should endorse a Close Conformity Factories Act a.k.a. "The Don't Say or Do Compulsory Schooling Act." What happens in private or homeschools is their business.

          2. I think Encog is coming to his positions honestly, but like most atheists they're emotion based and a negative reaction to what they imagine religion to be.

            1. Do I owe you a billable hour for this?

              As with anybody else and any other subject, the experiences and thoughts come first, the emotions follow.

              1. You've repeated an awful lot of common wisdom and atheist mythos in the past here. To me that would indicate emotion based beliefs rather than a reliance on actual historical or doctrinal research. As is you're reliance on the ludicrous and dishonest Skeptics Annotated Bible which isn't just ahistorical but flat out makes shit up.

                But unlike Shrike and his friends you honestly believe what you say and aren't being malevolent, which is why I feel like I can debate and disagree with you on the issues in good faith.

                1. Again, The Skeptic's Annotated Bible/Qu'ran/Book of Mormon is only citing The King James Version, 1611, plus The Apocryphal Books and the final rendered versions of Al-Qu'ran and The Book of Mormon

                  It is no more ahistorical or made up than the books it cites, and when something is ahistorical or made up in the text, Skeptic's:frequently points it out in the notes, though it isn't exhaustive and is meant to encourage further exploration.

        2. "Fashionable?" These arguments are at least as old as the Pre-Socratics of Ancient Greece and the Charvaka School of Ancient India. And a lack of belief in a God, whether by default or by conscious proclamation, by definition requires no faith whatsoever.

          I've held these views since I learned the seamless arguments from George H. Smith's work at age 21.

          And I will continue to hold them whether whatever comes next for the world is Wokeism, Christian Nationalism, Islam, or the North Korean Kims' religion of Juche, All of their united numbers equiped with the most horrific NBC weapons man has ever produced will not stop me from my rational thoughts or make me believe their faith.

          As Robert A. Heinlein has observed: "Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

          1. a lack of belief in a God

            There's a difference between a lack of belief in God and your daily declarations of faith that there is no God.

            1. There is a difference between mere lack of belief and positive affirmation that the belief is false, however, neither requires belief without evidence and even contrary to evidence i.e. faith.

              1. What evidence supports God not existing? If you don't have evidence than it is faith. Sorry, nothing you can list proves God doesn't exist.

                1. And I will fully admit I have no evidence he exists and that my belief is fully founded on faith. But I don't delude myself that it is anything but faith, either.

                  1. My initial assertion was that prayer is useless, even if a God existed. However, since you ask for evidence for the claim that God does not exist, I'll give evidence.

                    God is claimed to have attributes of being Perfect, Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnibenevolent. All of these attributes are either self-contradictory, contradictory of each other, or contradictory of known facts about things in the Natural Universe. A contradiction cannot exist in reality. Therefore, a being that supposedly has those attributes-- a God--does not exist.

          2. Heinlein was a friend and subscriber to the Church of All Worlds.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_All_Worlds

            "The Church of All Worlds (CAW) is an American Neopagan religious group whose stated mission is to evolve a network of information, mythology, and experience that provides a context and stimulus for reawakening Gaia and reuniting her children through tribal community dedicated to responsible stewardship and evolving consciousness."

            1. The Church was inspired by Heinlein's novel Stranger in a Strange Land and it's main character Valentine Michael Smith, but Heinlein was neither an endorser nor member of the Church.

              Science Fiction With Buddhist Themes
              https://engagedharma.net/2016/08/17/science-fiction-w-buddhist-themes/

              1. I've heard differently but I can't find any link to back it up, so I'll accede that point.

      3. He prayed after the games, you smug dipshit, no reordering he Universe involved

        1. Are you saying God can't go back in time to change a football score?

          1. Are you saying Christ can't hit a curve ball?

          2. I’m saying smug idiots should probably refrain from weighing in on stuff they know nothing about

            1. wait... is this your first day on the internet? Because that's pretty much the whole basis of all social media.

        2. Sports fans and religious coaches typically do their prayers before the game and give religious imprimatur to their favorite team in media. (One bumper sticker that comes to mind is: "If God Is Not A Tarheel, Why Is The Sky Carolina Blue?")

          But even after the game, prayer still wouldn't affect anything either.

          1. You have evidence for that? Back when I was playing our coach was still allowed to pray with us, but couldn't force us to pray. He never asked for anything but the Lord's protection from injury. I believe you are arguing a caricature of your own belief, not based on evidence.

            1. I just cited a bumper sticker/meme. What more evidence do you need?

          2. No, they typically pray after the game. Ever heard of the FCA?

            1. Yes, I've heard of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And I recall well that they had a fit when the college newspaper printed Matt Groening's pre-Simpson's cartoon "Life In Hell," which had two characters, Akbar & Jeff, who ran a Tofu Hut and were Gay lovers. The mere sight of the two characters in the same bed sent them over the edge.

              Regardless, believers still pray before and after games, to no consequence either way.

      4. Once again you show a complete misunderstanding of religion in your rush to declare yourself better by being an atheist. Prayer is about Thanksgiving, about reasserting your faith, about placing yourself in God's hands. It isn't about getting what you pray for so much as realizing your fate is in God's hands. Prayer can be cathartic. Prayer can be hopeful. When asked what the most perfect prayer is, Jesus taught us the Lord's prayer.
        Our Father,
        Who art in Heaven,
        Hallowed be thy name,
        (A reaffirmation of faith)
        Thy Kingdom come,
        Thy will be done,
        On Earth as it is in Heaven,
        (Acknowledging that God is the supreme power and from what everything comes from)
        Give us this day our daily bread,
        (A request for simple needs)
        And forgive us our trespasses,
        As we forgive those who trespass against us,
        (Asking for forgiveness of sins, and acknowledging we must also forgive those who have wronged us)
        Lead us not into temptation,
        But deliver us from evil
        (Asking for guidance away from sin and protection from the wages of sin)
        For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory,
        Forever and ever,
        (An acknowledgement that God is eternal)
        Not a single part of that prayer requires a recordering of the universe, nor does it require an acknowledgement that God's plan is imperfect. It is a prayer of Thanksgiving and of sacrifice and acknowledging our own imperfections. Yes, some people, most people, pray for trivial things, but we are taught to pray for others, to pray for mercy, to thank God. It's a good idea to actually understand what you are lecturing others on before making a fool of yourself.

        1. Well said and nice breakdown. Thanks, SMed

        2. Still, if God's going to do it, or if he isn't, the prayer doesn't figure into it.

          1. It was John 16:23, where Jesus tells the apostles “Amen Amen I say to you, whatever you ask from the Father, He will give it to you in My name”

            You may believe, in faith, that a prayer is meaningless. But Jesus, the son of God, ie God in the flesh, was pretty clear that God can, and will, answer prayers.

            1. But, his answer may not be what we want, or believe we need. And may not be granted when we want it.

          2. The prayer isn't for God's intervention, it's an acknowledgement of faith in God. So it isn't meaningless. Christians are supposed to live their faith, and to acknowledge it.

            1. Even Christ prayed for relief from crucifixion but in the end said, "Thy will be done."

              1. To be exact, he asked if he could be relieved of this burden but if not, thy will be done.
                I prayed my brother would recover from cancer (because my Mother had led me to believe his cancer treatment was meant for curing him rather than buying him time) after I talked to his oncologist and his pain and discomfort him, I prayed simply for his suffering to be ended. Was I happy he died? Of course not, but I also realized that he wasn't suffering any longer, and that was more important. And I believe he is with God now, rather than the urn full of ashes on my parents' mantle. I could be wrong, but it's far more comforting and hurts no one for me to believe that.

        3. +1 - great rebuttal

  6. Coloradans can't get high off Mike Tyson's ear-shaped edibles.

    I hear they are pretty good.

    1. Nothing compared to Holyfield's though.

    2. 1A violation, not allowing Mike to share his art.

      1. No judge will hear the case.

        1. Why not? 'Cause Mikey ate their ears off?

          "Hey look at Mikey! He likes it!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEXzx-TINc

    3. They sound in poor taste.

      1. Taste waxy.

        1. But I'm keeping my ear to the ground on these.

      2. So we hear.

    4. I was going to be pissed that they didn't include a picture, but they did. Now I'm a little annoyed that I'm not pissed.

    5. I wonder if the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division sent Will Smith to beat Mike Tyson?
      https://youtu.be/jam_t-gj7HM

  7. France bans flights where a 2.5 hour or less train or bus ride would work. In LA that a bus ride from Torrance to LAX (~8 miles)

    1. But what if they fly on E-planes? Or planes with those rubber band things?

      1. (not)Sorry; Rubber bands are likely made from evil oil.
        A synthetic rubber is any artificial elastomer. They are polymers synthesized from petroleum byproducts.

        1. So, still putting carbon into the atmosphere. My bad.

          1. Don't forget that someone has to wind up that rubber band, which requires energy, and we make energy by breaking down glucose, and the by product of that is H20 and CO2, so winding it up, creates GHG emissions. So does piloting it, boarding it, sitting on it for the flight, etc.

            1. I'm going to take a cue from the Mayor of Los Angeles and just hold my breath while I'm winding it. Then it'll be fine.

    2. Progress. If we all stay home, we don't kill the planet.

    3. How long before they extend the travel distance since the goal is not about climate its about limiting peoples ability to travel so our betters can control us for our own good

      1. A year? Maybe less.

    4. Gotta subsidize that train industry, even in Europe where people freaking love trains.

      1. You know who else had a Solution that involved trains? And something to do with Berlin?

        Berlin--The Metro
        https://youtu.be/cNVLRPSEVaE

    5. If the train journey is more than 6 hours can we force the government to allow us to travel by plane? I'd like to able to fly from Leon to Valencia, but no such service exists. Instead its a 7 hour train ride.

  8. One thing for sure that will move our economy forward is to steal more money from the investors by taxing them harder.

  9. "Did Ketanji Brown Jackson flout the law when she reduced a drug dealer's sentence?"

    On the contrary, reducing sentences for all kinds of criminals — especially CP enthusiasts — is exactly what we Koch / Reason libertarians want from our judges.

    #FreeTheCriminals
    #EmptyThePrisons
    #CheapLaborAboveAll

    1. #PrivateSecurityForTheElites

    2. The irony being every cultural revolution for the left is predicated on releasing criminals to sow cultural discord among the masses. The red guard did this prior to arresting land owners. Russia did this as well under Stalin.

      1. NAZI Germany did this as well. Newsom has been doing this under the guies of the Covid plandemic and wonders why crime has gone up forcing them to crack down on gun owners

  10. A 2016 state law prohibits marijuana edibles from being shaped like humans, animals, fruit or other objects that could attract children...

    The kids can't get enough ears.

    1. Don't want them to grow up to be stoned cannibals.

      1. Fine young cannibals, rather.

        1. Is this your new thing? Trying to find friends with outdated music references?

          1. Sad!

            1. Honestly curious. It is better than his strawmanning and throwing shit at everything then curling up into a ball of victim hood.

              1. Until he starts asking people to go on dates with him again.

              2. Maybe he will finally beg for our forgiveness.

          2. General Public was the better of the two (English) Beat breakoff bands, anyway.

          3. It "Drives Me Crazy!" Not a "Good Thing."

    2. Be like Mike!

    3. Spoken like someone who's never had a toddler. They are obsessed with ears and teeth

      1. Are you calling Mike Tyson a toddler?

        1. He sounds like one.

  11. The state "has not identified a compelling interest to justify this classification," noted Green. "The broader public benefits produced by well-run businesses do not fit that bill."

    That's good. Otherwise the state would be able to force owners to run their businesses well.

  12. Tesla CEO Elon Musk now owns 9.2 percent of Twitter.

    His villainy will reach new heights if he brings Trump back.

    1. Elon gets to work! Musk asks Twitter users if they would like an edit button just hours after becoming its biggest shareholder with 9.2% stake: CEO Parag Agrawal is forced to endorse it and says 'Please vote carefully'

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10685381/Republicans-PRAISE-Elon-Musk-stepping-Big-Tech-buying-stake-Twitter.html

      Too bad he doesn't have a stake in Reason.

      1. You do realize this was in response to an April Fools tweet from Twitter about working on an edit button right? Never mind, you don't.

  13. "Trump was no alien invader of American conservatism," writes author Matthew Continetti.

    Well I know for a fact Drumpf was substantially worse than the early 2000s neocon-dominated conservatism.

    #LibertariansForABetterGOP
    #PutTheNeoconsBackInCharge

  14. The vegan, ear-shaped edibles are "directly applicable" to the law banning human body part shapes

    Next up: Banning sausages.

    1. It just doesn't feel like America anymore - if I can't hand a friend a THC gummy and say "eat my dick".

    2. What if I demanded the shop to make a gay ear-shaped edible?

      1. Come on, who hasn’t had it in the ear before…

      2. Or a chocolate starfish pot butter cookie.

  15. ...and $750 million for research on coronavirus variants.

    Creating them?

    1. You have to create them in order to know how to "vaccinate" against them.

  16. The Atlantic explores the "covert network of activists" making preparations for the overturning of Roe v. Wade—a cadre of "vaginal preppers"

    They should call themselves "front hole preppers." After all, that's how many transmen and nonbinary people refer to their reproductive anatomy.

    #IntersectionalFeminism

    1. Ahem. "Middle hole preppers."

    2. "making preparations for the overturning of Roe v. Wade"

      Do they have a Lego set of Roe v. Wade to use in order to plan their attack? No? Amateurs.

      1. Like other Preppers, Vaginal Preppers do have their own jargon, like "When The Jizz Hits The Flaps." And Scooby-Doo's: "Rut Roe!"

  17. Can a public school football coach pray on the field?

    Does screaming "Jesus Christ!" after a muffed play count as prayer?

    1. Depends. Do you include his middle name?

      1. Just his initial. H

      2. JESUS H. 'TAP DANCING" CHRIST!!!

      3. Do you know what the “H” stands for?

        1. Harvey?

        2. "Hayseuss"

        3. I asked this very question to an itenerant (read: bum) street preacher who was ranting in the Studen Union quad to a heckling audience on my college campus and he answered:

          "It stands for 'HELL!' which is where you're going, young man!!!"

          I laughed and replied in a hat-tip to Angus Young: "Well, 'my friends are gonna be there too!'"

          Preacher Man than said: "NOW THERE IS ONE HORNY LITTLE DEVIL!!!"

          A laugh and fun time was had by all.

          I pointed out the affair to the Director of Student Programs, who happened to be Jewish, and he was taken aback and kind of embarrassed that this happened on his campus. "No, no need to apologize! It was great entertainment! You should book him for next Semester's line-up!" 🙂

          1. I replied with great ripost.

  18. Property owners no longer have to fear the government taking their home, selling it, and keeping all the profits over unpaid tax bills.

    Then why would I pay my property tax?

    1. If you don’t, what’s the incentive for the state to sell at market price?

    2. The government can still steal 'your' house and sell to pay back rent property tax. They just can no longer keep the overage. But to be sure, they will probably just sell it for the amount due to prevent any additional work.

      1. But to be sure, they will probably just sell it for the amount due to prevent any additional work.

        In a closed auction where only government employees are allowed to attend. Then sell the house at market value and keep the difference.

        1. See "stationary bandit".

      2. And you can bet they will sell it to a relative for just the tax due. The relative will then sell it at market and split the loot.

        1. Sounds like a job for Hunter!

  19. ...a cadre of "vaginal preppers" aiming to help women learn old-school techniques for self-managed abortion.

    On the History Channel.

    1. **buys coat hanger futures**

      1. No wire hangers ever!

        1. All the bleach drinkers have a new disease to cure.

    2. Ken Burns is interested.

    3. Also a potential new Disney ride.

      1. Ouch!

    4. I can't wait to see how aliens figure into the whole thing.

      1. A probing question?

        1. Ask Elvis.

          1. Elvis is real!

            1. Where do you think Elvis The Pelvis got that shake? Uh-uh-huh!

              And you know what they say about people from Outer Space?

              Skid Roper and Mojo Nixon--Elvis Is Everywhere
              https://youtu.be/knc9LKjukSQ

  20. Just knowing the people who came before you had other ways of managing these things, not necessarily through a doctor or condoned by a government—there's something really powerful in that...

    More powerful than motherhood.

    1. *birthing-personhood

      you fucking bigot

      1. Only for white people. Women of color are mothers.

        You fucking bigot.

        1. Strange how so few men of color are fathers.

          1. Sperm suppliers.

          2. Nuclear families are racist.

            1. Also like to blow up the earth!

        2. ....Ill make an official twitter apology to the BIPOCs immediately

  21. Samuel Alito dissents, joined by Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch.

    So they're all bad.

    1. And they hate Democracy!

  22. "California Can't Mandate Diversity on Corporate Boards"

    Darn it, our identity-obsessed progressive #Resistance allies seem to have suffered a setback. And in California of all places?

    Oh well. After another decade or two of liberal judges ruling on these issues, we'll establish SUPER-PRECEDENTS that quotas are perfectly Constitutional. Maybe even mandatory!

    #LibertariansForQuotas

    1. I wonder how the deal with bi-racial people? Must be a resurgence of the one drop rule. Then again, I've been told that white men being attracted to, dating or marrying non-white women is fetishizing them, and thus racist.*

      *It really is amazing how much today's racial progressives sound like Klansman from the 1950s.

      1. I don't like the one drop rule. Maybe we could compromise. Like count them as 3/5 of a person for the sake of board seat allocation. That should set things right.

  23. The French government has become the first large economy to ban short-haul flights where a train or bus alternative of two and a half hours or less exists

    Emphasis added. Show me The Science!

    1. Soon, France will ban all city bus routes where sidewalks exist.

      1. France implements new commuter policy for Bicycle-built-for-two

        1. Which in French style has two front wheels with handlebars, facing in opposite directions.

    2. I never fly if/when I can drive to the same location within two days.

      I refuse to be treated like a criminal whenever going into an airport and on planes, and the mask mandates were the last straw.

      1. That’s fine when it’s your choice.

        1. Hey, the word "choice" should only be used when birthing-persons want to end their post-rape syndrome.

  24. His answer: Courts are charged with "maintaining the continuity of rules even against the will of the majority."

    So, Democracy! dies in the court? How can this be right?

    1. But, But, Popular Vote!

  25. I'm so proud I've spent 5 years doing my small part to promote this healthy and rational anti-Russia attitude.

    Wimbledon ready to ban Daniil Medvedev over fears Russian win could boost Vladimir Putin's regime

    If you don't agree with this, you're literally a Kremlin shill.

    #LibertariansForGettingToughWithRussianAthletes

    1. We can win this war if we rid ourselves of Russian dressing and Sputnik lamps.

      1. And the drinks, too: White Russian, Black Russian.

        1. Racist as well!

        2. The Dude hardest hit!

          1. Nah, the Dude abides.

      2. "We can win this war if we rid ourselves of Russian dressing and Sputnik lamps."

        Freedom dressing*

        1. Fuck that, ain't nobody taking away my Reuben (and a proper Reuben is made with Russian, not thousand island dressing).

          1. I wonder if sarc knows what a Reuben is?

    2. The Ukrainians don't need that kind of patronizing.

      The typical Ukrainian could not only fell one of Putin's tanks with a trip wire, flour, and a Bic Lighter, but beat Daniil Medvedev in Wimbledon with no tennis training, woof down a quart of Russian dressing with his home-cooked MRE (that's Meals Ready-to-Eat for all the Neo-Cons who've never even smelled gunpowder,) shoot down a Sputnik with a pea-shooter and make a lamp out of it, and drink The Dude and all the Nihilist Nazis under the table in White Russians and Black Russians...and still have a steady enough hand to punch Putin's horse with Putin still on it!

      Ukraine is the McGyver meets Chuck Norris of Nations!

    1. You get in trouble if you are hungry?

    2. But the UK wanting out was 100% due to racism and white supremacy, as I have been told

      1. Also probably Trump and Russian dis/mal/misinformation.

    3. "high-level corruption has run rampant in Hungary, with Orbán’s family members and close friends becoming some of the wealthiest individuals in Hungary — in part thanks to EU-funded public procurement projects. 

      As a result, experts and political opponents say, Hungary is now no longer a fully-fledged democracy."

      1. How do you feel about disallowing members from opposition party from an election?

        #democracy

      2. …with Orbán’s Biden’s family members and close friends becoming some of the wealthiest individuals in Hungary the U.S.

        1. C'Mon, Man! Daddy needs the biggest cut for stockpiles of Jello Pudding, Boost, and Hoveround batteries!

      3. So, what they're saying, in a roundabout way, is that the corruption was actively funded by the EU.

      4. Now do how Biden, et al, started with middle class incomes, haven't worked in anything but Government and are now wealthy? You don't think there is no corruption there, brace yourself for the Hunter Biden trial then.

        1. Are you saying hunter Biden shouldnt be a multi-millionaire, business tycoon on the board of major international companies, and selling art for hundreds of thousands of dollars?

          You mean he isnt both one of the best artists AND businessmen in the country, as we were told he must be to earn these positions? Surely he must be, otherwise his complete lack of talent and intellect would mean people were dumping truckloads of money on the Biden's for political access...

          1. I know, the sheer thought of it boggles the mind.

    4. The EU has had a hard-on Hungary and Poland for a few years now.

  26. Shut up, bitch, we pirates now!

    https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1511076800763473925?t=gncPQR3mTJXYoDlKgLMErw&s=19

    JUST IN: FBI Seizes $90 Million Yacht Owned By Putin Ally Viktor Vekselberg

    [Link]

    1. PARTY!

      1. Can the fibbies still hire hookers? (assuming they follow diversity rules)

    2. Load it with cow shit and send it back to Russia

      1. Let the hate flow through you.

      2. Point on the doll where Viktor Vekselberg touched you, Shrike.

      3. Because that will show them, and certainly end this war. When I think of winning foreign policies, my go to thought is always copying puerile stupid senior pranks.

    3. question is who will they sell these yachts to?

      1. Who said anything about selling? This is all about taking.

  27. What the fuck Robbie.

    Robby Soave
    @robbysoave
    Everyone defending the Florida law along the lines of "Yes, it should be normal for your kids not to know anything about their teachers lives" is being very weird.

    Can a single reason writer be honest about the Florida law?

    1. Just such dishonesty here

      Robby Soave
      @robbysoave
      Replying to @robbysoave
      Like, if this is something that bothers you, you should probably just homeschool your kids—I can't imagine the public school system can live up to your expectations.

      1. “Can’t imagine”.

        WTF

      2. Seriously just WTF.

        If I think a teacher talking to a kid about nonsensical made up gender pronouns, or sexual orientations of any kind, to a 5 year old...I am the one who is the problem and needs to change?

        1. It goes beyond that. They are teaching kids they can be the opposite gender openly woth teachers praising students who do so. It is grooming at this point. It isnt just coincidental off handed remarks about a child's private life.

          1. Teachers private life *

            Honestly one of the biggest forms of misrepresentation since CRT isn't taught despite all the primary evidence of victim pandas in K.

            1. Right. They're banning specific classroom instruction on topics. If a gay teacher just off-handedly mentions his husband it's not a big deal. And if a child asks why Suzy has two mommies and the teacher says, "Some families have a mommy and daddy, some families have two mommies, some families have two daddies," it's also not classroom instruction, it's incidental conversation.

              Beyond that, teachers really don't need to go in depth about their personal lives with kids anyway. What kind of 7 year old needs to hear about what happened to their teacher at the supermarket yesterday? What kind of teacher starts talking about her new diet or workout routine to second graders?

              1. "What kind of teacher starts talking about her new diet or workout routine to second graders?"

                Narcissists. And vegans.

                1. You repeated yourself. Have you ever met a vegan who wasn't a narcissist and didn't tell you multiple times that they are vegan?

                  1. you never have to ask someone if they are vegan, ever.

                    100% of them will annoyingly bring it up, ad nauseum.

            1. Ha they call it unicorn gender. I would say it's because like unicorns their ideas about gender are fictitious

          2. People who groom kids like that should be executed.

      3. Yes, people should be homeschooling.

      4. This is retarded. It's publicly funded system. Taxpayers have a right to make it conform to their expectations, and given the pretty broad support across all demographics, this is what the tax payers want.

        Taking money from people to pay for a system that doesn't meet the expectations of the people who pay for it, and then telling them to fuck off if they don't like it, is a very un-libertarian position.

        1. Robby should be absolutely embarrassed for this take. He is trying to keep the queer pride people from putting him in the alt-right box.

          He should know he is a white male, with good hair, that doesn't 1000% percent agree with everything they say...so its only a matter of time before they call him a bigot anyways.

    2. I never new about any of my teachers private lives since its none of my business and my private life is none of theirs

      1. You learn about your teachers' private lives a bit when you get older just because you're on a level where you can be conversational with them. I don't know what kind of teacher is dumping personal details of their lives on 1st graders. The only exception I could think of is if their own kid happens to be in their classroom and some details just come up.

        1. Most likely it happens when a teacher is evangelical (for any doctrine). People who feel the need to testify can't help but include morality when they speak.

          Or they are so far gone into wokedom, they don't even realize that the normies might not feel agreeable to subjecting children to gender-fluid genitalia. Call it morality Dunning-Kruger.

        2. Mr garrison?

      2. Yeah, I don't recall knowing a whole lot about my teachers' personal lives in elementary school. It just didn't come up a lot. I do remember being flabbergasted in third grade when my second grade teacher got married and changed her name.

      3. I'm with you. This poster to Robby's article says it best.

        Emma-Jo Morris
        @EmmaJoNYC
        Maybe I'm old school, but when I was in grade 1 I did not know or want to know anything about my teachers' personal lives and/or relationships. In my 7 y/o mind, my teachers only existed within the confines of my classroom, and even bumping into them in the real world was weird.

      4. I knew quite a bit about my teachers' lives, but it was a small town, where you knew about everyone's lives to a degree, and my 4th grade teacher lives next door to us when we lived in town and several went to the same church we attended. But it wasn't because they told us at school. I knew my 4th grade teacher was a lesbian, but that was because it was pretty obvious when you saw her at home with her "roommate".

        Actually, I didn't know it until I overheard my parents mention it. But mainly because in 4th grade I was more worried about what was going to happen on the next episode of GI Joe, and putting together the new F-4J Phantom II model I was given for Christmas than about who people slept with.

        1. And by 5th and 6th grade when I started thinking about sex, it didn't matter because both were pretty butchy bull dykes and I had a crush on Jodee in my class, my mom's best friend's daughter (who acted like she couldn't stand me, only to find out years later, after they had moved away, that she had a crush on me, too). Didn't understand women then, still really don't today.

          1. Also, as an aside, her older brother was the first one who showed me a Playboy, the summer between my 5th and 6th grade years.

    3. There were only two teachers in my grade school (K-8) that I knew anything at all about their personal lives. Because my 3rd grade teacher got married to my (eventual) 8th grade teacher during my 3rd grade year, and her last name changed.

      1. I knew my 6th grade teacher was having an affair with my brother's 5th grade teacher, mainly because the whole town knew about it, and she got a divorce over the summer. The school board didn't renew his contract but kept hers, because she was tenured, which pissed off my Mom, because he was a lot better teacher than the was. They shouldn't have pissed off my mom, she is a joiner and an organizer when she gets worked up, never attended a school board meeting before that, attended every single board meeting after that until my youngest brother graduated High School, and she didn't keep quiet either.

    4. Reason’s stance on this law is telling. At this point, unless I’m convinced otherwise, I’m assuming they’re all at minimum groomer apologists, and possibly pedophiles themselves.

      1. I just assumed that their masters have given them their right and left limits on certain issues and if they want a pay check, they toe the line.

        1. But if taken with their defense of Netflix and Cuties...

  28. BLM purchased another hidden 6 million dollar LA mansion.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/blm-purchased-6-million-los-angeles-mansion-with-donor-money-report

    Now claims it is for artists and leadership when under threat and not personal use. Difficulty.... Cullers filmed multiple videos of her living at the mansion last year.

    1. Obviously an artist.

      1. Con artist.

    2. Like any good trained Marxist does. Well, the ones at the top of the foodchain anyways.

      Weird that despite wanting to represent and love black people they keep buying secret mansions in 99% white neighborhoods where they will never likely see a black person again

      1. At least not one without a $200k G-wagen.

    3. "artists and leadership when under threat "

      Like the threat of not living in a bitchin' 6 million dollar mansion in Los Angeles? It's good they won't have to live in fear of that happening.

    4. When I read your first sentence, I was wondering why the Bureau of Land Management is buying mansions? It wouldn't surprise me, but I was ready to be upset about misuse of government funds (a common, every day occurrence).

  29. No leftist can be honest about the Florida law. They have a vested interest in children ages 4 through 7 being taught all about sex from the teachers. Those children are their summer-time sex partners.

    1. See? That proves teachers don't have summer breaks from students.

  30. https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1511328927272382469?t=D98lYgpETGQaCj5XSotb0Q&s=19

    Kansas teacher says we have to teach kindergartners about LGBTQ because there are already kindergartners who are trans, non-binary, etc. Trans 5 year olds.

    [Link]

    1. these people are starting to make the scientologists seem a bit more sane.

    2. Vegan cats.

  31. Documents show Hunter arranging payments during the first Russian war for crimea when Biden was VP.

    https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/hunter-biden-sought-cash-oligarchs-during-first-russian

    1. Did you think it was just a total coincidence that SleepyJoe was actively encouraging the invasion of the Ukraine?

      1. Wish I had bookmarked it. But many members of the Atlantic Council and democrats were moving major sums of money through the Ukraine. Their financial ties are deep.

  32. Why does U.S. border patrol need the ability to delete messages?

    Uh, clutter?

    1. That hard drive won't defrag itself.

  33. Chinese authorities extended a lockdown in Shanghai to cover all of the financial centre's 26 million people...

    And Biden got his first non-pill-induced boner in years.

  34. From my perspective as a specialist in education law, the case is noteworthy because the court should resolve sticky questions surrounding whether public school employees can pray when supervising students, or if doing so crosses the line and becomes impermissible government speech.

    Ira Stoll thinks it's infringing upon the teacher's free speech if he's not allowed to teach his students about Jesus Christ, and guide them to follow his faith. That's what we learned yesterday.

    1. Leading kids in Christian prayer is OK as long as the teacher in the next period tells students about the joys of ass sex, with illustrations.

      Am I doing equity right?

      1. No. Leading kids in Christian prayer is white supremacy, and transphobic, and misogyny.

        Teaching kids about the joys of ass sex is equity.

        1. Thanks for the correction.

          1. You're welcome.

            Please note, these rules are subject to change at any time, for any reason, and updates to the rules will be publicized via Twitter enforcement only after they have been violated.

    2. I'm not sure their rights extend to teaching or leading prayer, but I do think it's unconstitutional to punish them for praying silently, even in public. Or wearing a crucifix, or having a I love Jesus bumper sticker.

  35. The ancient Greeks COULD see blue. They just didn't have a word for it. Many modern languages don't have a word for the color either. Doesn't mean those speakers can't see those colors or don't recognize their differences.

    I thought this was well known.

    1. Did they have a word for lady dick?

      1. Yes the spaeten cald grooming pedos athinians

    2. It's hard for English speakers to understand this since we have seven different words for every single thing there is. Thesauruses for other languages are much shorter.

      1. That's because we have seven different languages' words for everything.

  36. "'Now or never': World has climate solutions but must act fast to avoid overheating, says UN panel"
    [...]
    "SINGAPORE - The United Nations' top climate science panel released a major report on Monday (April 4), outlining how nations can transform the global economy towards a safer future by cutting fossil fuel emissions that are endangering humanity and the planet..."
    https://www.straitstimes.com/world/world-has-climate-solutions-but-must-act-fast-to-avoid-overheating-un-panel

    Pretty sure this same article runs at least once a year and has for the past 40 years.
    What are you proposing, in specifics? What are the total costs? And what and when are the specific results?
    Crickets.

    1. Agreed.

      What is frustrating about the issue is that there are easy wins that would improve some conditions but will never move the political chess pieces. Do we really need bipartisan support for removing plastic from ocean-dumping in the US? Sure, most of the plastic in the oceans comes from rivers in Asia and Africa. But the US could take an easy medal in the Environmental Olympics by diverting plastics to landfills. We could also end the miasma of laws holding up domestic solar panels. As Bill Maher and Adam Carolla both opined: "Fuck it." Too many hurdles to just do something renewable.

  37. "Ex-police officer faces jury trial on Capitol riot charges"
    [...]
    "One of Robertson’s former colleagues, Jacob Fracker, was scheduled to join him on trial in Washington, D.C., this week. Instead, Fracker reached a plea deal and agreed to cooperate with federal authorities.
    Fracker pleaded guilty last month to conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, the joint session of Congress that convened Jan. 6 to certify President Joe Biden’s electoral victory..."
    https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-business-virginia-police-riots-0613248c4944749620cad4521853e8c7

    Shouda' been charged with wrecking the United States, right?

  38. https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1511354138231283721?t=I3Zm_MtKJ06Cz1Bh7V7b_w&s=19

    In 2014, CNN did a six-month investigation on Disney's child predators and recommended more sting operations to catch "so many more sexual predators."

    In 2022, CNN now says that mentioning *this exact problem* is a conspiracy theory from the "QAnon factor."

    [Link]

    1. CNN now knows they have about as many pedos in their ranks as Disney.

      https://nypost.com/2021/12/15/cnn-fires-pedophile-chris-cuomo-producer/

      Only because he was acting egregiously, and it got public attention, mind you

      1. "According to court docs, Griffin, of Stamford, Connecticut, attempted to lure at least four girls, ages 16, 14, 13 and 9, to his Vermont ski house for “training sessions” on such things as “spanking” and “c–k worship,” reportedly saying a ...

        “woman is a woman regardless of her age.”

        What a surprise the MSM is pushing grooming...

        1. "What is a child? is the left's next "big question."

          1. But they are not biologists!

            1. Or clocks.

  39. Delaware grand jury is asking who "the big guy" was in emails showing payments to the Bidens on Hunters laptop.

    https://nypost.com/2022/04/04/hunter-biden-grand-jury-witness-was-asked-about-deal-with-chinese-firm-and-the-big-guy/

    1. "We were talking about Charles Barkley! He really is a big guy."

    2. Like nobody knows.

      1. To be fair, the Big Guy himself might not know.

      2. Nobody knows except for Hunters partner who already state to the news that teh Big Guy was Joe. but they don't watch fox so they wouldn't know that

  40. The conservative group Judicial Watch challenged AB 979 on behalf of three California taxpayers, saying it violated California's constitution. "Gender quotas and now new quotas for numerous other groups for corporate boards are slaps in the face to the core American value of equal protection under the law," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in an October 2020 statement.

    The fact this was challenged by a conservative group is baffling to me. Imagine how liberals... let's say, as recently as the 90s, were told that we're passing a law that requires the state is involved with the choices you make in the bedroom. Imagine the howling that would have taken place. Fast forward a couple of decades, and it's liberals demanding the state be involved in your most intimate personal choices. Because equity.

    The left's flirtations with Marxism have really damaged them.

    1. The story about prayer on the field, in the current era was more anachronistically baffling to me. A coach, personally and alone, kneels in silence on the field and the school can't allow that but if he'd been instructing primary schoolers how to handle other people's genitals, the school would defend it.

      Even as recently as the 00s, the most moronic, obnoxious, atheist progressives were content with personal moments of silent reflection and sex ed being taught to HS kids. The current progressives' message seems to be "We'll make you regret not going full retard. Hold my beer."

    2. "The left's flirtations with Marxism have really damaged them."

      Defined them. As well as damaged

    3. "Flirtation"

    4. Also Trump.

      Seriously. IMO (and perhaps obvious) the hair-on-fire reaction to 2016 pushed many on the left over the edge, and anti-Trump fervor embraced progressivism like never before. And the media were eager to exploit and reinforce this.

  41. https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1511013923084021769?s=20&t=lo_7TL9XeoMzL6AaQJkB5w

    Drag king (?) preschool teacher says she won't comply with the FL law, for the health and safety of "her kids."

    THEY ARE NOT YOUR FUCKING KIDS, PSYCHO.

    1. You almost cannot make this shit up... The Libtards and Dems should 100% keep pushing this non-sense. Along with restricting Canadian oil pipeline. Winning strategy!!!

      1. The school parents reaction to COVID mask insanity, CRT insanity, and now their insistence on having grooming in schools is going to get them decimated in the mid terms.

        It is going to take significant "fortifications" to overcome losing all the independents. And at least recent polls have shown Biden and the dems have lost the large majority of the independent vote as it stands.

        There is a certain amount of pendulum swinging normies can take, and indoctrination of their children is a bridge too far for many. As least this level of indoctrination.

      2. The progs have got to go.

  42. So if the coach doesn't SAY he is praying, a protest against racism by kneeling would be OK?
    Could he say that he is protesting the blatant racism in football by honoring a white player who used to kneel?
    Can he pretend he accidently stumbles after each game and just has to pause on one knee to catch his breath?
    And acknowledging that religion exists is not "establishing" any religion. Establishing a religion would be more like proclaiming that the church of squirrels is the one true religion, and must be practiced by all Americans, and it will receive full funding from tax funds.

    1. Yeah, what is next, banning them from wearing religious symbols, like crucifixes and head scarves? Or do the rules only apply to Christians?
      "Sorry Mrs. Doe, we have to let you go. We know you were teacher of the year, and your students outperformed other students in the district, but you cross fell out of your blouse, and that's the state establishing a religion, so you are fired for wrong think. Yes we know Mrs. Ahmedabad wears a scarf and kneels to Mecca on her lunch hour, but you're Christian, so it's a different set of rules for you."

      1. Or just get rid of the progs.

    2. What it comes down to is banning wrongthink and wrongspeak

      Anything done in the name of racial justice or the church of woke is allowed and good. And celebrated. Even if its damaging and illegal.

      Anything done by someone who might think conservatively is wrongthink/speak and must be publicly shunned and censored.

  43. publicly held companies with headquarters in California must have at least one director from an "underrepresented community," meaning someone who "self-identifies as...

    I always wondered how the State of California was going to verify that prospective new board members actually belonged in certain of those communities that they claimed to, and why anyone would want the State to be checking into such things.

  44. The diversity requirement, besides being ridiculous, seems like it would be really easy to game.

    1. My grandmother is hispanic and on the other side my grandfather is part cherokee. Im a white guy with kind of a tan.

      Prove im lying. Otherwise, put me to the front of the admissions line.

  45. The way to stop discrimination the basis of race is to stop
    discriminating on the basis of race.

    A paralegal or someone in some way associated with the legal system once said that.

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