AS IF YOU NEEDED TO BE REMINDED OF THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN …
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“Elementary School Drops Halloween Because It’s ‘Not Inclusive’ … Replaces It With ‘Black & Orange Day”
………“The costume parade is out of our ordinary routine … and can be difficult for many students … the parade is not inclusive … our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected.”
It’s also fun … and fun is not allowed.
• FILE UNDER … “GEE! I NEVER WOULD’VE GUESSED!”
“Survey: 7 Percent of Reporters Identify as Republican”
………. “ … more than 90 percent of D.C. journalists vote Democratic, with an even higher number giving to Democrats or liberal-leaning political action committees …”
Shocked. I tell you. Shocked!
• FILE UNDER … “DISGUSTING”
“Woman Claims Delta Stopped Her From Singing National Anthem For Slain Soldier”
……….“… the pilot asked them to remain in their seats … while an honor guard removed the casket from the plane first. Gaudry … went around to the other passengers and asked if they’d join her in singing the national anthem while [the soldier’s body] was removed. Whereupon a flight attendant told her that anthem singing is against company policy.”
Make that “EXTRA DISGUSTING”
• FILE UNDER … “WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?”
“Democratic Rep. Ellison Praises Eminem For Saying “F**k You!” To Trump Supporters”
……….“What Eminem is doing is just being true to his art, which is to inspire and motivate, so I’m grateful to him for that,” Ellison said.
What a classy statesman.
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“Bill Gates Has Another Plan for K-12 Public Education. The Others Didn’t Go So Well”
……….“ … the man, if anything, is persistent … Gates has underwritten a number of projects that have had less-than-desired results.” This “new plan” will cost him about $1.7 BILLION … with a ‘B’ …
And that, dear fiends, is where “money to burn” comes from!
• FILE UNDER … “THEY’RE NOT AS SMART AS YOU THINK”
“Wall Street is Befuddled Over Plunging NFL Ratings”
………. Hmmm … What ever could be wrong?
Chris Simms of NBC Sports Network says “the league has made it too easy for young fans to stream condensed versions of games.” Guess again.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk claims “the NFL focused too much on growing the sport outside the U.S.” I don’t think so.
USA Today noted “that significant injuries (Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt, Odell Beckham, Julian Edelman) are probably not helping ratings.” Yeah … injuries. Who ever thought football might cause injuries?
Forbes meanwhile “attributes some of the softness in viewership to the National Anthem protests.” What a lucky guess!
• FILE UNDER … “THE WAY WE WERE”
“Boy Sends Pres. Trump $3 to Cover His Salary”
……….President Trump’s campaign promised to only accept a salary of $1. An East Tennessee boy … 9 years old …wanted to make sure the President had enough to pay the bills at the White House.
“I thought how is he going to eat or drink,” Eli’sha said. “Or … if he needs to pay his water bill or anything.”
Well, at least President Trump won’t have to stay up nights worrying about his water bill!