This week on the big show, Fingers and Tracy discuss proper gym etiquette, Trump’s “fire and fury” comments, the victims of Philadelphia’s soda tax, and Cal-Exit.
Fingers has been hitting the gym, but he’s beyond grossed out by his fellow gym-goers who don’t feel the need to sanitize machines after using them. Will Fingers end up with Cuban Super AIDS? Time will tell.
WARNING: if you are planning on getting butt injections (no judgements) please please please go to a licensed plastic surgeon, or else you may wind up with cement in your posterior. From the NY Post:
A woman dubbed the “Toxic Tush” doctor will spend a decade behind bars for using Super Glue and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant to enlarge women’s behinds and causing one patient to die.
Oneal Ron Morris, 36, who is transgender, was sentenced to 10 years Monday in Florida’s Broward County court after pleading guilty to manslaughter and injecting several women with the toxic mixture, according to CBS Miami.
Morris, who is not a licensed doctor, combined silicone, mineral oil, Fix-a-Flat tire sealant, cement and Super Glue to give women shapelier backsides.
North Korea continues to threaten the United States, and this week President Trump responded to Lil Kim’s threats with a promise of fire and fury.
Philadelphia’s soda tax has claimed another victim. From Philly.com:
CC Orlando & Sons, which baked countless wedding and holy communion cakes and pastries since its founding on an Overbrook corner in 1948, closed after business Sunday.
“The soda tax was the kill shot,” said Anthony Voci Jr., a grandson of Christopher Columbus “Chick” Orlando and now a lawyer in Philadelphia.
Who could have seen this coming? Oh that’s right, everyone who understands basic economics.
Another fun quirk of the tax is that it has now made beer cheaper than soda. Via the Washington Free Beacon:
The Tax Foundation released a new study on the excise tax last week, finding that the 1.5-cent per ounce tax has fallen short of revenue projections, cost jobs, and has forced some Philadelphians to drive outside the city to buy groceries.
The study finds that the tax is 24 times higher than the Pennsylvania tax rate on beer.
“Purchases of beer are also now less expensive than nonalcoholic beverages subject to the tax in the city,” according to the study, written by Courtney Shupert and Scott Drenkard. “Empirical evidence from a 2012 journal article suggests that soda taxes can push consumers to alcohol, meaning it is likely the case that consumers are switching to alcoholic beverages as a result of the tax. The paper, aptly titled From Coke to Coors, further shows that switching from soda to beer increases total caloric intake, even as soda taxes are generally aimed at caloric reduction.”
The push for Cal-Exit continues, hooray! We would like to take this opportunity to announce that SCAM PAC supports California’s secession. In case you are unaware of what Cal-Exit is, this clip from Tucker Carlson Tonight will get you up to speed.
That does it for this week. Hope you all enjoyed the show!