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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has responded to his suspension by saying the "radical homosexual and transgender groups" are out to get him. Okay.

In related news, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has pulled its upcoming championship games out of North Carolina in response to the state's anti-transgender "bathroom bill" HB2.

Meanwhile, Trump's dubious doctor apparently reported him an inch taller this month, allowing Trump to avoid being labeled "obese." That's convenient.

Finally, there's at least one aspect of Sharia Law that Trump is a big fan of.

The Republican presidential candidate praised the Islamic law, or sharia, system during a 60-second syndicated daily radio commentary called "Trumped!" that he recorded daily from 2004 to 2008. In a January 2008 segment, Trump discussed a news story of a Saudi man who had divorced his wife for watching a television show while alone at home because, in Trump's telling, the husband considered it tantamount to being alone with a strange man.

"Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without going to the courts," Trump said. "I guess that would also mean they don't need prenuptial agreements. The fact is, no courts, no judges—Saudi Arabia sounds like a very good place to get a divorce."

So there's that.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm going to spend the weekend watching Luke Cage on Netflix. I'll report back on that.

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  • fry1laurie

    A growth spurt at age 70. Wait until his voice changes again.