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I know the last few weeks have been kind of crazy and all, what with the Ukraine and the Olympics and the NFL Playoffs and Cody Rhodes leaving AEW for probably WWE, but how did I miss this?!?!

Meet Craig Shubert. Up until Monday, he was the mayor of Hudson, Ohio, a suburb of Akron, where he fought for fiscal responsibility and all the other buzzwords people run for office on nowadays.

Shubert, unfortunately, created his own buzz earlier this month when, during a discussion with the city council on ice fishing safety, he said…well, let’s just blow this quote up:

“If you open this up to ice fishing, while on the surface this sounds good, then what happens next year? Does somebody come back and say, ‘I want an ice shanty in Hudson Springs Park for ‘X’ amount of time? And if you then allow ice fishing with shanties, then that leads to another problem…prostitution.”

I admit, my ice fishing experience is fairly minute, but I don’t remember that ever being an issue. Here’s video of this ridiculousness, in case you think I’m making up that quote.

For the record, Shubert does have a history of this stuff. He went after the Hudson school board for a book in a creative writing class that he decided was child pornography (Hint: the Summit County prosecutor said it wasn’t). His words, however, did incite people to threaten violence against a fairly large number of school officials. Which is always the right response.

That was sarcasm. That’s NEVER the right response.

Shubert resigned on Monday, blaming the internet for character assassination and personal destruction. Maybe don’t say stupid things in 2022, when EVERY ONE IS ALWAYS WATCHING.