RantCrush Top 5: May 24, 2016
Welcome to the RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through the top five controversial and crazy stories in the world of law and policy each day. So who is ranting and who is raving today? Check it out below:
What are your #Slogans4Hillary?
Twitter hasn’t really been a boon of positive hashtags for the Hillary Clinton campaign. But that doesn’t mean they’re not hilarious, right? Whether you’re #WithHer or not, check out Twitter’s #Slogans4Hillary:
— Progressive Greens (@ProgressivGreen) May 24, 2016
80 Percent of Aquatic Venues in Five US States Failed Health Inspections, CDC Says
Gross! No big surprise that this has been trending for the past couple days. Summer is coming up and all I daydream about is being able to relax by the community pool in shades and a ‘kini. Sadly, a recent report by the Center for Disease Control has found that nearly one out of every eight public aquatic venues in Arizona, Texas, New York, California, and Florida have serious safety violations–so serious some venues have been closed. And at eight out of 10 facilities, at least one violation was found. These violations can range from risk of waterborne illness, to drowning, and even chemical burns! Needless to say, it’s not a good year to be that friend with a pool.
Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial
Things are not looking good for Bill Cosby. Today, he is in court for his first criminal pretrial hearing and is facing three counts of indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, a former employee at his alma mater, Temple University. Cosby fans are still reeling from the initial allegations and refuse to believe them, while others hope he’ll serve serious time. It should also be interesting to see the role the media plays in the heavily-covered trials.
— Canoe (@Canoe) May 24, 2016
Former Miss Universe Opens Up About Trump’s Body Shaming
Alicia Machado, the 1996 Miss Universe Winner, says Donald Trump, who owned the pageant company until last year, called her degrading names mocking her body image and Latina heritage. Rude!
Machado told UniVision that Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” These claims shouldn’t be hard to believe, given Trump’s penchant for nicknames.
Edward Snowden Calls for Overhaul of Whistleblower Protections
These calls come after a new source from inside the Pentagon released an account of how the system makes it impossible for personnel to expose wrongdoing in the government. According to the source, it has essentially become a trap. Snowden has stepped up to corroborate this claim, saying that leaking information to the press is the only way to make a difference. “There are no incentives for people to stand up against an agency on the wrong side of the law today, and that’s got to change.”
I love my country, but I hate this. https://t.co/zmxXYymS9O
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 22, 2016