This week on the big show, Fingers and Tracy talk about how Fingers has finally found a tv show worth binge watching, a 2 Live Crew member’s beef with Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders joining the 2020 Dem primary field, the second round of Korean Peace Talks, and Dianne Feinstein facing off against overly emotional elementary schoolers.
Leah Remini’s show Scientology and the Aftermath
From USA Today: With women in combat roles, a federal court rules the male-only draft unconstitutional
A federal judge in Texas has declared that the all-male military draft is unconstitutional, ruling that “the time has passed” for a debate on whether women belong in the military.
The decision deals the biggest legal blow to the Selective Service System since the Supreme Court upheld the draft in 1981. In Rostker v. Goldberg, the court ruled that the male-only draft was “fully justified” because women were ineligible for combat roles.
But U.S. District Judge Gray Miller ruled late Friday that while historical restrictions on women serving in combat “may have justified past discrimination,” men and women are now equally able to fight. In 2015, the Pentagon lifted all restrictions for women in military service.
The case was brought by the National Coalition For Men, a men’s rights group, and two men who argued the all-male draft was unfair.
What happens to men who don’t register for Selective Service? From USA.gov
If you are required to register and you don’t, you will not be eligible for federal student aid, federal job training, or a federal job. You may be prosecuted and face a fine of up to $250,000 and/or jail time of up to five years. If you’re an immigrant to the U.S., you will not be eligible for citizenship.
If you never registered and are being denied federal student aid, job training, a federal job, or citizenship, you may be able to qualify if you didn’t intentionally avoid registering. If you can show through a “preponderance of evidence” that your failure to register with Selective Service was not knowing or willful, your benefit may not be denied.
The Miami New Times op-ed about Kamala Harris written by former 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell.
Kamala Harris will have trouble persuading black voters to make her president in 2020. First, the U.S. senator from California must explain why Donald Trump has a better prison-reform record than she had as the Golden State’s attorney general. Then she’ll have to overcome the perception she’ll do anything to climb to the top.
On the street, many blue-collar African-Americans, especially men, have already made up their minds not to vote for her. Between 2004 and 2016, when Harris worked as San Francisco’s district attorney and state attorney general, she supported legislation that sent kids who skipped school to jail. And she opposed federal supervision of California’s prisons after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared the overcrowded facilities inflicted cruel and unusual punishment on inmates.