Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Passing Parade: Dogs, chickens, corn on the cob

Here come the fools, clowns, flim-flam artists and chickens.

But we were on coffee break. More than 20 immigrant workers in Michigan were stunned to find themselves out of a job after they skipped work to attend a “Day Without Immigrants” rally in February. The former employees of Detroit-area auto parts maker EZ Industrial Solutions LLC say they were wrongfully fired, despite warnings from company management that there would be repercussions for missing work without permission.

Nice doggie. A transgender Bronx woman with a history of suing the city claims she has been forced to turn tricks to finance the care of her dog, because the city barred the animal from her homeless shelter.

Still wanna send your kid to college? The City of Berkeley has floated the idea of setting up areas for “fencing with sponge noodles” or “laughter yoga” (among other things) and having “quiet conversations” with “anti-fascist” groups in order to stop violence. Berkeley, a campus city run by radical mayor Jesse Arreguin, has recently been ground zero of the ongoing free speech wars. In February, the city turned into a violent battlefield after a mob of radical black-clad left-wing activists shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dreaming of bacon. Yale grad students so on ‘symbolic’ hunger strike in which they’re allowed to eat to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. According to a pamphlet posted on Twitter by a former Yale student, the hunger strike is "symbolic" and protesters can leave and get food when they can no longer go on. Yale doctoral students currently earn a stipend $30,000 a year, receive free health care, and have their $40,000 tuition paid in full.

I'll have the chicken, thanks. Members of the Yale College Republicans held a barbecue on Friday next to eight graduate student teachers on a hunger strike over the Yale University’s refusal to negotiate with its newly formed union. While the eight protesters sat in a tent next to University President Peter Salovey’s home, having not eaten in three days, the college Republican group cooked up a meal of beef, baked beans, and corn on the cob for the local community.

Crispy. Burglar breaks into home, cooks fried chicken. Samantha O'Neal said when she arrived home with her sister and a friend, she saw 34-year-old Ronald Wesly standing over her stove. "I walked in to him standing here with this pot of oil, where he was frying chicken. The strainer right here, this chicken in freezer that got cut open, frying chicken," O'Neal explained.

More chickens for burglars. The French artist who spent a week entombed inside a rock began an even more bizarre feat Wednesday -- sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch. Abraham Poincheval aims to become a "human hen" by sitting and laying on the eggs inside a glass vitrine at a Paris modern art museum until the chicks emerge.

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