Friday's HOT MIC
Holy cow! Did you see this yesterday from the Twins vs. Mariners game? A bald eagle apparently confused Seattle pitcher James Paxton with a trout.
I've handled birds of prey before and those talons can do some serious damage. Handlers typically use welding gloves to protect their hands, but even then the pressure from the grip strength of the bird can cut off your circulation in no time. A bald eagle, like the one in this video, has a grip strength ten times that of a human—4oo pounds per square inch! Those talons are also razor sharp (designed to kill prey on impact). Fortunately, Paxton wasn't injured. It looks like the raptor wasn't able to get a grip on his slippery uniform.
Sheriff Jolley had another fun sign in 2015 that defended the American flag and Christmas. According to Fox News, he paid $553 for the sign out of his own pocket:
The text read: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you…LEAVE!”
From the blog Geeks Who Drink, comes this recap of a Planned Parenthood fundraiser at a D.C. bar:
We had a great time at Brixton last night, and for a good cause, nonetheless! Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC was in the house, and our quizzers were sending kind donations their way all evening long.
Before we get to that, however, let me just say that everyone’s team names were fantastic: Becky Loves Birth Control, Keep Your Laws Off My Body and Your Eyes Off My Answers, Sign Dirty to Me, Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza? (still no), and Fab-stinance Only, just to name a few.
The brilliantly-dubbed Don’t Fuck With Us; Don’t Fuck Without Us came close to victory, landing second place. But, ironically, Three Republicans Walk into a Bar took home the win… On Planned Parenthood night.
These are the intellectual betters parents are trusting to educate the next generation about sex. What could go wrong? Don't miss these exposes on Planned Parenthood by PJM's Megan Fox:
(Warning: don't read them with children nearby or with food in your stomach.)
You had one job...
Somebody's about to become famous -- and not in a good way.
Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv got to meet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas yesterday, and was excited to share a picture of himself with Thomas on Twitter. A blue checkmark decided to weigh in on this on young Kyle's Twitterfeed. (Language warning.)
Apparently this guy says lots of obnoxious things on Twitter, and -- amazingly enough -- Twitter has no problem with it.