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ROCKED ON THE RADIO: Roger Stone Gets Served, Live, On-The-Air

Did someone really just try to upstage Roger Stone?

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There is little doubt that Roger Stone is a showman.  He is a man who understands the importance of managing the imagery.  He’s an optics-ometrist whose work is often overshadowed by just who it’s for.

Roger Stone also really likes it when things go his way.  He’s uninterested with with spontaneity and chaos, while cultivating in outward appearance of pure disaster in order to keep his political enemies off-guard.

And, in recognizing this facet of the public character we know as Roger Stone, one law firm fired a stunning shot right into the heart of the political provocateur’s ego.

Conservative lobbyist and prominent Trump ally Roger Stone was apparently served with a lawsuit live on air during a radio interview Wednesday.

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Stone appeared to have been served with the lawsuit while speaking on “Tomorrow’s News Today with Joe Hoft & Kell Brazil.”

Stone was in the middle of weighing in on whether former President Trump should run for office again in 2024 when he interrupted himself saying, “Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit.”

But, in typical Stone fashion, he was not to be seen alarmed.

He could be heard telling the process server, “It’s still a fraud, doesn’t matter.”

Once he had received the suit, Stone said to Hoft and Brazil, “This is a big, big stack of papers, which is good because we’re out of toilet paper today.”

Audio of the incident was trending on Twitter on Thursday.

Stone, for all of his faults, still will not be upstaged.

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Southwest Caves to Pressure from Anti-Vaccine Employees

But there’s one heck of a catch.

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Last weekend was an unfortunate one for Southwest Airlines, who suffered from the cancelation of nearly a third of their flight schedule…and just days after they announced that a vaccine mandate would soon go into effect for their thousands of employees.

The airlines denied that the vaccine mandate had anything to do with the cancelations, blaming weather and air traffic control issues.  But, when researchers compared the number of total flights cancelled to the number of Southwest flights cancelled, it was fairly obvious that this was a localized issue.

Only a few days after that, a massive protest of their vaccine mandate hit home near headquarters.

By Tuesday of this week, the airline had been forced to back down.

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Southwest Airlines dropped a plan to put unvaccinated workers with pending exemptions on unpaid leave after a December 8 deadline following protests by their employees.

“The employee will continue to work, while following all COVID mask and distancing guidelines applicable to their position, until the accommodation has been processed,” according to an internal note obtained by CNBC written by Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality Steve Goldberg and Vice President and Chief People Officer Julie Weber.

And then, even after a new deadline was set, the company doesn’t appear to be baring its teeth in regard to enforcement.

The company is giving employees until November 24 to finish their vaccinations or apply for a medical or religious exemptions. While these exemptions are pending, employees will continue being paid, and those who are rejected will continue working “as we coordinate with them on meeting the requirements (vaccine or valid accommodation),” CNBC reported.

It was unclear exactly where the buck would ultimately stop with the new timeline, but there is little doubt that we’ll soon find out.

Last weekend was an unfortunate one for Southwest Airlines, who suffered from the cancelation of nearly a third of their flight schedule…and just days after they announced that a vaccine mandate would soon go into effect for their thousands of employees. The airlines denied that the vaccine mandate had anything to do with the cancelations, blaming weather and air traffic control issues.  But, when researchers compared the number of total flights cancelled to the number of Southwest flights cancelled, it was fairly obvious that this was a localized issue. Only a few days after that, a massive protest of their vaccine mandate hit home near headquarters. By Tuesday of this week, the airline had been forced to back down. Southwest Airlines dropped a plan to put unvaccinated workers with pending exemptions on unpaid leave after a December 8 deadline following protests by their employees. “The employee will continue to work, while following all COVID mask and distancing guidelines applicable to their position, until the accommodation has been processed,” according to an internal note obtained by CNBC written by Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality Steve Goldberg and Vice President and Chief People Officer Julie Weber. And then, even after a new deadline was set, the company doesn’t appear to be baring its teeth in regard to enforcement. The company is giving employees until November 24 to finish their vaccinations or apply for a medical or religious exemptions. While these exemptions are pending, employees will continue being paid, and those who are rejected will continue working “as we coordinate with them on meeting the requirements (vaccine or valid accommodation),” CNBC reported. It was unclear exactly where the buck would ultimately stop with the new timeline, but there is little doubt that we’ll soon find out.

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