Donald Trump’s Civil Rights Office for Housing Has Found the Real Problem: Pets | The Intercept

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development was designed to confront discrimination, segregation, and poverty. Instead, under the Trump administration, the agency is gearing up to confront a much stranger boogeyman: The emotional support snake.

For media and lawmakers, the idea of pet owners selfishly and fraudulently exploiting legal accommodations for Americans with disabilities has proven irresistible. It’s a story that hits all the right buttons: entitled and oversensitive pet owners, smitten with ridiculous animals, lying to befuddled businesses, and, with the weight of federal law behind them, forcing workaday Americans to endure the presence of an unwanted critter.

Donald Trump’s Civil Rights Office for Housing Has Found the Real Problem: Pets | The Intercept

Social Media? More Like Asocial Media, Amirite?

So I did it, I did the next-gen equivalent of cutting the cable cord and deleted Facebook (and Twitter, because, eh, what the hell). Maybe it means nothing in the long run, but there comes a time in the course of human events where you have to maybe not participate in something which has become more of an engine of destruction than a fun way to keep in touch with your friends and weird aunt. Oh well!

To stay informed, I’ll try actually paying for reliable news and resubscribe to a few papers and magazines I once favoured with my tender. Outrageous!