Vice President Mike Pence, who was in the stadium to attend Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts home game. Pence abruptly walked out with wife Karen after players with the visiting San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the pre-game National Anthem. Pence soon after stated that he and President Donald Trump “will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag, or our National Anthem.”
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who is the first NFL owner to take a stand like Pence on the “take a knee” thing. Jones has declared that any Cowboys players who elect to take a disrespectful knee during the National Anthem will then take a mandatory seat on the bench and not play in the day’s football game.
Federal Environmental Protection Agency director Scott Pruitt, who says he will sign a new rule to override the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, effectively ending the war against coal-fired power plants. Pruitt says no federal agency should ever use its authority “to declare war” on any sector of the U.S. economy.
Northern Michigan University, for offering a bachelor of science degree in medicinal plant chemistry — in other words, a diploma for cultivating marijuana.
Mega-movie producer and tantrum-prone Harvey Weinstein, for allegedly engaging in decades of sexual harassment involving multiple women and hush-money payoffs, according to the New York Times.
Self-traumatized Robert James Kuefler, 60, of suburban Minneapolis, who kept the decomposing remains of his mother and his twin brother in his house for nearly a year after they died of natural causes. Kuefler’s explanation: He loved his mother and his brother so much that he could not man up and bring himself to report either of the two deaths to authorities.
City officials in Los Angeles, who covered up a public statue of Christopher Columbus as they celebrated for the first time something they are calling Indigenous Peoples Day, a blatant slight aimed at the adventurer credited with opening North America’s wilderness to the people of Europe.