Tuesday, August 25, 2015
You guys, I’m feeling pretty great this morning. Yesterday, as I was whining to my cousin about the fact that I am challenged and could not design a website if my life depended on it, she said “send it to me.” So I did. And she built something that’s so beautiful and so perfect, I can’t even believe it. My jaw literally dropped. Mostly I’m impressed that I didn’t have to tell her anything about the look I was going for, she just knew. So thanks, Jacqueline Bourque, for being incredible. There are still a few kinks to work out, but the site should be live much sooner than I expected.
The other reason that I’m feeling great is that I went to a boxing class at my gym last night, and it was AWESOME. Not only do I feel proud for pushing myself to try something out of my comfort zone, I just really enjoyed punching the crap out of that bag. Who knew I had so much pent-up aggression? For anyone dealing with stress, I highly recommend giving boxing a shot. It’s so cathartic.
Okay, on to the headlines: the gift that keeps on giving, Donald Trump, is back in the news this morning for reigniting his feud with Fox anchor Megyn Kelly, who returned from vacation last night. You may remember that the feud began when Kelly pressed Trump on his poor treatment of women in the first Republican debate. Kelly noted that Trump referred to women he didn’t like as “fat pigs”, “dogs”, “slobs” and “disgusting animals”. At the time, Trump stated that had only called Rosie O’Donnell those things, and said that he felt the country was “too politically correct”. The following day, when asked if he thought the question was unfair, Trump said that Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”. Right. Because women definitely ask questions about blatant misogyny only when we have our periods. For sure. I would never dream of doing such a thing when my hormones are regulated.
Kelly then took what Fox claimed was a long-scheduled vacation. The Donald, obviously, claimed that it was a reaction to the fallout from the debate. When she returned last night, the Donald tweeted at Kelly, stating that she was “off her game” and that he liked the show better without her. Then, in an obvious attempt to dispel Kelly’s “unfair” question regarding his treatment of women, he retweeted another Twitter user who said “the bimbo is back in town.” Yes. Good idea, Trump. Manufacture a Twitter feud to show people EXACTLY how well you treat women. Kelly, a graduate of Syracuse University and Albany law school, and an alum of the prestigious law firm Jones Day, has stayed largely silent on the matter.
The final point I will make in this matter is that Donald Trump has forced me to defend Fox News, arguably the most unfair and unbalanced of all cable news channels (sorry, Dad). I can’t even. I recant what I said yesterday about him starting to make sense. The man has to go.
Proving that there are other candidates up for the Republican nomination, Jeb Bush made headlines this week when he told people in a Texas border town that everyone needed to “chill out” over his use of the term “anchor babies.” Bush told the Mexicans not to worry, that he was mostly referring to Asians, anyway. In fairness to Jeb, this is a real thing: this past April, the Feds broke up an alleged “birth tourism” ring in Southern California. However, I’m not sure that saying “Don’t worry, Mexicans! I was talking about the Asians!” is the best immigration strategy. I bet the Tiger Moms are going to have some words about this one.
Finally, members of the Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University have ignited a controversy by draping signs outside of their windows saying things like “Freshman Daughter Drop-Off” and “Rowdy and Fun, Hope Your Baby Girl is Ready for a Good Time”. In a nod to MILFs everywhere, they also stated “Go Ahead and Drop Off Mom Too”. Fathers, the university, and the national office of Sigma Nu are up in arms. The moms, meanwhile, are offering to escort their daughters over to the house to help them make friends.
That’s all for today, folks! Have a great day!