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Boycotting the NRA

Delta and United, two of the largest airlines in the world, have joined a growing list of companies cutting ties with the NRA amid a growing boycott movement.

Blanche, did you know that members of the NRA gets flight discounts to their annual convention. Nice eh? Who knew?

Lest you think only the airlines are dumping the NRA, think again. The airlines followed car rental giants Avis, Hertz and Enterprise, the Best Western hotel chain, the global insurance company MetLife, and more than a dozen other corporations that have severed affiliations with the gun group in the last two days.

First National Bank of Omaha, one of the largest private U.S. banks, may have been the first to respond publicly to the boycott calls. The bank had previously advertised the “Official Credit Card of the NRA, a Visa card with 5 percent back on gas and sporting good purchases.

What’s the NRA response? Calling these companies cowards. Could be those students have finally broken through the money trail.

Here’s something else to chew on: Emma Gonazlez, a Florida shooting survivor and one of the leaders of the movement to run the NRA outta town has more twitter followers than the NRA.

Believe it or not, in two weeks, she has amassed over a million followers. The NRA has 596,000 followers. While Twitter isn’t everything, the brief time González and her classmates have built up followings is a testament to the power of their message.

The call to march in Washington, D.C. and around the country on March 24, originated on social media with #MarchforOurLives. Don’t discount these kids. They are savvy, determined and their lives did change after the Florida school massacre.

Be happy you don’t live in Malibu. No more straws for you Blanche. You know of course those straws are polluting the world?

Which of course means that if one wears red lipstick and doesn’t want their bright red lip line on the glass, that’s also over. Can we talk?

The biggest polluting culprit, by far, is the plastic bottle industry. Aside from the whole thing being a crock, those water bottles pollute the oceans and landfills more than anything else. Well, maybe diapers run a close second but we don’t think they will be banned anytime soon.

If you’re looking for the number one state in the US to move, we have the place for you. Iowa. Yup. And in case you can’t find a place to move there, we’ll enlighten you as to their top cities: Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Iowa City.

Now if you’re looking for a quieter place to live, maybe try Clinton or Cresco. Seriously? In those places, watching the paint dry on the porch is an activity.

Iowa has low unemployment. Guess why? Here ya go: “Iowa has historically had a low unemployment rate because, quite frankly, the nature of our economy doesn’t support a lot of slack in it. If you can’t find work where you are, then you move out, and you find some place where you can find work.” Start packing.

Here’s someone who’s not very happy these days. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.

She has been friends with Melania Trump for years and had been working on a contract basis as an unpaid senior adviser to the office of the first lady. However, it appears she quietly created a firm which made about $26 million while helping plan Trump’s inauguration. Seriously?

While this may seem to be an obscene amount of money for a party planner, one has to give the woman credit for holding on all this time. Her contract was terminated last week. Don’t worry, she doesn’t need a tag day.

The Liberal government tabled their budget today. They are spending $2.6 billion over five years for a wide array of measures to encourage and foster scientific innovation and gender equality in the field. There’s that NAFTA gender equality business back again.

Here’s another beauty: $448.5 million over five years to double the number of placements under the Canada Summer Jobs program by 2019-20. Now, do those people applying for placements still have to say that they favour abortions and pledge allegiance to the Liberal party?

We’ll talk…

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