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Joe Soucheray blames single moms for flight delays, unplowed streets

Joe Soucheray blames single moms for flight delays, unplowed streets

Over the weekend, Pioneer Press columnist Joe Soucheray uncorked a baffling column blaming single mothers for flight delays and unplowed streets.


While lazing about for a topic, Soucheray stumbled across a statistic in his own paper that 6 out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are single mothers. This set off a light bulb in his brain connected to the sequester.

Thus was born the epic of mansplaining that could only be called: "Single moms are making us broke."

Joe Soucheray blames single moms for flight delays, unplowed streets

There are many great passages, but this one might be the distillation of the column's strange logic:
Just think of entitlement spending the next time the hypocrites in Washington want to take a snowplow off the road in Yellowstone or take a few flight controllers out of a tower because of this so-called sequestration. Who do they think they are fooling?
Who is being fooled, indeed.

When the Pioneer Press tweeted out the column (with a somewhat less incendiary headline), it provoked a fierce backlash:
Joe Soucheray blames single moms for flight delays, unplowed streets

Joe Soucheray blames single moms for flight delays, unplowed streets

Joe Soucheray blames single moms for flight delays, unplowed streets


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