Wednesday's HOT MIC

Here is today's HOT MIC.

Um.... on second thought, I'm not that hungry:

A group of Canadian gourmets is hoping to smash misconceptions about HIV transmission one plate at the time by opening a pop-up restaurant run entirely by staff infected with the virus. Located in Toronto, the restaurant called June's on Tuesday was serving its first meals prepared by HIV-positive cooks to dispel any notion that food preparation can spread the virus.

Wearing aprons printed with such messages as "Kiss the HIV+ cook" and "I got HIV from pasta. Said no one ever," June's 14 HIV-positive cooks will be serving customers who prepaid to reserve their tables. The idea of June's came in response to a survey last month that found only half of Canadians would eat food prepared by someone with HIV.

The other half aren't that hungry either.


I can barely handle keeping track of what part of lunch might be in my short beard.

Liberals in Washington Square Park in NYC chanted and screamed to mark the one-year election anniversary of President Trump:

It begins ....

Left wing activists promised to "Scream Helplessly at the Sky" in 25 cities this evening --  and the screaming has begun:

The NBA knows the difference between workplace rules and First Amendment rights:

More from Mediaite:

The issue of players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial and social injustice has been front and center in the NFL over the past two seasons. But even though various NBA figures have spoken out on various issues and have had harsh words of criticism for President Donald Trump, its players have continued to stand for the Anthem.

Unlike the NFL, the NBA has a rule which requires players to stand for the Anthem. This edict was agreed to by the NBA Players Association during the last round of collective bargaining.

Contrast that with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's ongoing vagueness about how his league should deal with this. The NBA has a rule in place and if it isn't followed, there are consequences. It too is a league full of young millionaires with big egos, but the league respected them and brought them into the rule-making process, rather than just let them run amok.