Catching up on the News After a Busy Day

I’ve been busy most of the day. What did I miss?

Oh, the GOP is destroying the internet now too:

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve a controversial plan to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections. The repeal passed 3-2, along a party-line vote.

The vote came amid mounting protests from the tech industry, consumer advocacy groups and even some Republican members of Congress who’d urged the FCC to delay or cancel the vote.

In what may be a sign emotions running high on the issue, the net neutrality vote was briefly interrupted due to a security threat. FCC commissioners and the audience were forced to evacuate the room.

Paul Ryan may be resigning in 2018?

And a racist white woman gets kicked out of Starbucks for telling two Korean women not to speak “Oriental”:

An unidentified woman was kicked out of a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California, earlier this week after she angrily told two students who were sitting near her to stop speaking “Oriental.”

Local news station KRON 4 reports that Korean exchange student Annie An was doing school work with her tutor, Sean Lee, in the Walnut Creek Starbucks when a woman sitting nearby told them to stop talking.

While they didn’t understand what she wanted at first, they quickly realized that she was upset that they were speaking Korean to one another.

At one point in the dispute, Starbucks staff members came over to ask the woman what her problem was.

“They’re speaking in Oriental,” she replied. “I hate it.”

When told by the Starbucks employee that the students were allowed to speak to one another in Korean, she replied that former President Barack Obama had once said that people who live in the United States should learn to speak English.

Roy Moore turns refusal to concede into religious crusade: ‘Immorality sweeps over the land’

The only thing that would have been surprising is if Roy Moore actually had conceded. If he didn’t bow out of the race when woman after woman kept coming forward to accuse him of pedophilia, he isn’t going to quit just because of a minor technicality of not getting more votes in an election:

A day after losing the Senate race in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones, Roy Moore has issued a new statement refusing to concede the election until completion of the final count. But it wasn’t your typical post-election statement.

It was a four-minute fire-and-brimstone video about abortion, same-sex marriage, school prayer, sodomy and “the right of a man to claim to be a woman and vice versa.”

“We are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilization and our religion and to set free a suffering humanity,” Moore said. “Today, we no longer recognize the universal truth that God is the author of our life and liberty. Abortion, sodomy and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”