Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Tweeting truth to power, after a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump violated the First Amendment rights of critics he blocked on Twitter. Trump’s Twitter account is “one of the White House’s main vehicles for conducting official business,” the court ruled, so he can’t limit that public forum to supporters.
Being literal, after a lone man driving a hearse in a Las Vegas HOV lane told a cop who pulled him over that he “thought the deceased could be counted as two people.” The driver was let off with a warning that only “living, breathing” people counted.
Fabulousness, after envelopes containing a suspicious substance were mailed to organizers of next month’s “Straight Pride Rally” in Boston. The FBI found the packages to contain glitter.
Bad week for:
Both sides–ism, with the removal of a Florida public high school principal who wrote to a parent that it would be wrong to teach pupils about the Holocaust when “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.”
Stoners, after Taco Bell had to drop its quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, and other items from some of its outlets’ menus amid a national shortage of tortillas. Taco Bell says it’s “working diligently” to address the problem and encourages fans to “try any of our other delicious menu items.”
Having your cake, after a Texas woman was banned from her local Walmart because she took a cake off the shelves, ate half of it when strolling the aisles, then demanded the cashier sell her the remaining portion for half price, because half of the cake was missing.