Make. It. Stop.
It’s like we have to keep looking for ways to make ourselves throw up in our mouths. I think it started with the Kardashians and then Joy Behar. Or was it the other way around?
Now this! The Philadelphia Inquirer tells us a “Men’s cuddling group aims to redefine masculinity and heal trauma.” You know, when victimhood becomes the top rung on the social ladder, nobody wants to get over anything.
The group’s slogan is “Trauma rhymes with drama.” Or something like that.
And just so you can spend the rest of your day trying to un-see something, here are the poster children:
The group was started by Scott (real name Todd?) Turner a couple of years ago. Turner is a 46 year old interior designer (hey, but who’s profiling) who opines that “If you show any emotional weakness or vulnerability, that’s a failure to your title of a man.” (That’s not true, Scotty, but your man card is officially revoked anyway.)
He went on to say, “if we expect men to be emotionally sensitive to the needs of others, they first need to be able to build an emotional vocabulary.” (I’ve got some vocabulary for you Todd or Scott or whatever your dancing name is, but for the sake of keeping this PG, who about ‘Get over it!’)
Finally, Turner points out that “physical touch extends beyond aggression or sex. Platonic affection can be a doorway to emotional closeness. It’s not the ends of what we’re doing,” Turner said. “It’s part of a larger toolbox of healing.” (Did he just use “doorway”, “ends”, and “toolbox” in the same sentence?)
Since we’re all being all accepting and enlightened and all, can I break out of other people’s pre-conceived notions of my gender stereotype . . . and join the women’s cuddle group?
H/T to M. Janocik
New York Post reports:
Lawyer Michael Avenatti is facing coast-to-coast charges in separate extortion and fraud schemes, the feds announced Monday.
Avenatti — who shot to fame representing porn star Stormy Daniels over her claims of an affair with President Trump and more recently the parents of Azriel Clary, one of R. Kelly’s alleged “sex slaves” — was arrested in Manhattan on charges that he tried to shake down the sneaker giant Nike for $20 million last week, authorities said.
“I’ll go take $10 billion off your client’s market cap … I’m not f–king around,” court papers say he told Nike lawyers during a conference call Wednesday.
Avenatti’s biggest claim to fame previously was that he represented porno purveyor Stormy Daniels. She claims she fired him as her attorney because of his lack of honesty. Apparently, there are some things even a porn star won’t do.
Hirsh Earns Player of the Year, Leads Three Men’s Basketball All-SAA Selections
ATLANTA — Berry College’s Elijah Hirsh earned Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Player of the Year honors to lead three total men’s basketball All-Conference honorees, the league office announced on Monday.
Hirsh becomes the first Berry men’s basketball player to earn the SAA Player of the Year award. Myles Moore and Caleb Hanyes were also selected to the All-SAA list.
The Vikings finished the year 19-7 overall and 11-3 in conference play. The season was the best in the team’s NCAA Division III era by far and tied the program’s best record since the 2008-09 season. Berry’s 11 wins in conference play nearly doubled the previous season-high of six set during the 2016-17 season.
Hirsh, a senior from Woodstock, Ga., earned his second straight All-SAA first-team nod. He ranked second in the SAA with 17.5 points per game and led the league with 9.2 rebounds per contest. He was also second in the SAA with 49 blocks on the year. His 455 points and 240 rebounds this year puts him third in Berry’s NCAA DIII era record book for points and boards in a single season. Hirsh closed the season with 11 double-doubles.
Moore, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, was named to the All-SAA second team for the first time in his career. He set the program’s NCAA DIII ear single-season steals record with 53 this season. He was also third in the SAA with 3.9 assists per game. On the year, Moore averaged 10.3 points per game, 4.0 rebounds and shot 74.0% from the free throw line.
Haynes, a junior from Section Ala., was one of the most efficient shooters in the country this season, earning All-SAA honorable mention. On the year, he shot 69.3% from the field to lead the SAA and rank second in NCAA Division III at the conclusion of the conference tournament. He averaged 10.8 points per game and was second only to Hirsh in the SAA with 7.7 rebounds per contest.
H/T to J. Dillman
Does anyone remember a Special Prosecutor, an investigation into “stolen” Democratic emails and who knew, participated, and benefited from them?
CNN, in a slight bow to non-fake news, reports that an IRS investigator has been charged for providing confidential bank records of the former personal attorney to President Trump, Michael Cohen, to creep-turned-porn lawyer, Michael Avenatti.
The analyst, John C. Fry, was charged with the unauthorized disclosure of a document called a suspicious activity report, which banks file when they review transactions that raise red flags. CNN previously reported that the Justice Department was investigating the leak last year of the confidential reports related to Cohen’s banking activity. Fry, an investigative analyst with the IRS’s law enforcement arm, is accused of turning over the reports in the spring of 2018 to an attorney, Michael Avenatti, and of confirming confidential banking information in them to a reporter for The New Yorker, according to the complaint, which was filed under seal earlier this month.
According to the article: