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DEMS STAYED HOME: This Tuesday’s elections, Georgia Republicans cast 54,000 more votes than Democrats. In Arkansas, Republicans cast 96,000 more. In Texas, Democrats had the lowest turnout since 1920.
SOCIAL MEDIA WINS ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS: In response to a public outcry by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and an army of mommy bloggers, the childrens’ movie Show Dogs is getting re-cut to remove a scene showing the lead dog being forced to submit to having his genitals examined. The modified version will be in theaters this week-end.
NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTESTS: Starting this next football season, players and personnel will no longer be permitted to kneel or otherwise protest during the national anthem. They can, however, stay in the locker rooms until the anthem is over.
LIVES SAVED: Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy last year bars the United States’ $8.8 billion in foreign aid from being distributed to entities that perform abortions. As a result, two abortion giants have closed dozens of programs in Madagascar, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Togo, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso.
NOKO: Trump has canceled the June summit due to Kim Jong Un’s hostility.
PROG SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS COLLIDE: A biological male who says he’s a “woman” has filed a human rights complaint against a spa in Ontario, Canada, after a Muslim woman refused to wax his legs and genital area for religious reasons. The spa has someone on staff who will do this service, but this person was not available on the day the complainant wanted to get waxed.
CALIFORNIA JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF CAKE SPEECH: A California judge has ruled in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake. “The right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment outweighs the State’s interest in ensuring a freely accessible marketplace,” Lampe wrote.
INTOLERANCE: The Dartmouth Survey found that Dartmouth University students who identify as Democrats are four times more likely than Republicans to distrust someone who holds different political beliefs and almost six times as likely not to make friends with him/her.