Stupid Scooters, Caught Cult Crazies, Fleece as a Lifestyle Choice

My colleague Stefana Simonetto tackled the notorious SF scooter scourge of 2018 head-on - and in the San Francisco Chronicle, no less!

As the French leader joins the Trumps for a state dinner, let us not forget that our very own president (allegedly) made up a friend named Jim who just couldn’t go to Paris anymore after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in that fair city.

OK, stay with me: the Jesus-haired leader of the “sex cult” NXIVM has been arrested, found in a $10,000-a-week home in a gated community in Mexico. Keith Raniere has been charged with federal sex-trafficking charges following allegations from former members that women were brought in to the organization to have sex with the leader, who calls himself “Vanguard.” And it all starts with self-help: according to the complaint, “The Nxivm curriculum taught that women had inherent weaknesses including ‘overemotional’ natures, an inability to keep promises and embracing the role of victim,” and that the cult created a “master and slave” sexual pyramid scheme sub-organization that included branding - no, not #brands but ACTUAL BURNING OF SKIN WITH A VERY HOT THING. Female members of Raniere’s inner circle have also been charged with human trafficking.

There is only this article now from BuzzFeed’s very funny Katie Notopoulos: I Wore A Fleece Vest To Work To See If I Felt Like A Finance Or Tech Bro. Clutch line: “The Power Vest is a form of male privilege, a hideous fleece totem of the patriarchy’s oppression of non-cis-male people in the workplace.”

And if you feel like hating allllllllll of the things, take a gander at the very strange trip wherein a D.C. lawmaker who said Jews control the weather visits Holocaust Museum but leaves early, leaving aides and the Rabbi that had been attempting to re-habilitate his image.