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Mayor Rahm Emanuel was dealt a crippling blow on Monday when a striker accused him of being partial to the wildly unpopular Canadian band Nickelback. The striker’s photograph went viral, unleashing yet another round of mockery for the Internet’s least-favorite rockstars. The soft-rock quartet is famous for their 2001 anthem, “How You Remind Me.”

Local blog RedEye contacted the mayor’s office if there was any basis to the dastardly rumor. A spokesperson issued a one-word response: “no.”

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) jokingly compared the teachers strike in Chicago to the unrest in the Middle East during a speech at the Values Voters summit Friday morning. 

“On my way over, I was reading another story about a distant place where thugs had put 400,000 children out in the streets. And then I realized that was a story about the Chicago teachers strike. But we’ve got to think of good things.“

h/t: Think Progress

If you have facebook, you should like the “I Support Chicago Public School Teachers” page. You’ll get the latest updates on the strike and your newsfeed will be filled with lovely pictures like this one!