Last week’s headlines from an alternate universe

Last week’s headlines from an alternate universe

1) March Madness is upon us and that means we are almost guaranteed some upsets and some inspiring Cinderella stories.

But in the not-so-good-news column has to be this speech Vice President Kamala Harris delivered to the Howard Basketball team.

Harris claims to the team, “Literally what you have done is in historic proportion!”

Then her climax: “Know who you are. You are EXCELLENCE. You are HARD WORK. You are POWERFUL. And you are WINNERS, all right…?”

The only problem: they were not. Howard got their butts kicked and lost by 28 points to Kansas.

Many are calling the speech “cringey” and OutKick joked, “Harris addressed the young men who had just lost the biggest game of their lives as if they had just completed their first day of kindergarten.”

2) An upstate New York man’s federal appellate court case suing his former employer for firing him over refusing to attend LGBT training was rejected last week.

Raymond Zdunski, a Christian, said that his company’s training was “aimed at changing his religious beliefs about gender and sexuality…It just seems like the country is against the Christian way of life, and it’s for everything else”.

His former employers insist Raymond was “not fired because of his religious beliefs, but because he continuously refused to attend the mandatory training program.”

Court documents show that Zdunski requested that his bosses schedule a mandatory training session concerning the persecution of Christians.

“We’re not allowed to practice our way of life but anyone else can, it seems.” Someone buy this man a beer!

3) Finally, we have an event that’s not current but oh-so-relevant. Introducing Philip Bunce, a Credit Suisse director, who is gender fluid and spends “50/50” as Pippa and Philip.

Some people were outraged in 2018 when Pippa was named one of the 100 Female Executives of the Year.

Phil wrote in the Financial Times, “I…consider myself as gender fluid or gender variant. I like to be Phil one day and Pippa another, using different forms of dress and make-up to do so. I do it at home and at work. I am straight, have been married for more than 20 years and have two children.”

It will be interesting to see if Pippa’s spotlight continues or is extinguished after the $3bn UBS acquisition this weekend.

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