Boner Candidate #1: IT IS SO HARD TO BE WHITE
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The Black Lives Matter movement, which grew from repeated instances of unarmed black men being killed by white police officers, excludes white people and puts them in an “impossible situation,” white Fox News hosts bemoaned on Thursday’s episode of “The Five.” “It is uncomfortable,” guest host Melissa Francis said, explaining why she’s become averse to discussing race issues amid the rise of #BlackLivesMatter. “Sometimes you feel like it’s hard to say anything right.” Regular host Kimberly Guilfoyle took offense to the notion that white people might struggle to grasp the discrimination that black Americans face.
Boner Candidate #2: OPPOSITION RESEARCH, RIGHT
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The executive director of the Louisiana GOP spent $176 on Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking affairs, but he says he wasn’t using it to cheat. Jason Doré acknowledged that his name is on the list released by hackers this week, according to The Times-Picayune. But he said he used the account strictly for “opposition research.” “As the state’s leading opposition research firm, our law office routinely searches public records, online databases and websites of all types to provide clients with comprehensive reports,” he told the New Orleans newspaper. He didn’t say who the account was for, though he did say that “it ended up being a waste of money and time.”
Boner Candidate #3: DROP OFF MOM TOO!
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Old Dominion University issued multiple statements and circulated two YouTube videos over the weekend after a group of students put up three banners decried as offensive and an example of rape culture. Three banners were displayed at a private, off-campus house in Norfolk, Virginia, reading “Freshman Daughter Drop Off,” with an arrow pointing at the front door, “Go Ahead And Drop Off Mom Too …” and “Rowdy And Fun, Hope Your Baby Girl Is Ready For A Good Time …” The students removed the banners after the university contacted them, school officials said. ODU President John R. Broderick said Sunday in a statement that he was “outraged about the offensive message directed toward women,” noting that multiple students also shared his disgust on social media.