December 21, 2018 – Happy Friday!

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1790 – Samuel Slater opened the first cotton mill in America

1891 – The first basketball game was played — Dr. Naismith invention is still going strong (Do we need a four-point shot?)

1970 – Elvis drops by the White House, meets with President Nixon…who deputized the King

1988 – Pan Am flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland killing 259 in the air and 11 people on the ground


News and The Politics out of D.C.

HOUSE PASSED SPENDING BILL THAT INCLUDED MONEY FOR A BORDER WALL — SENATE IS NEXT

SEC OF DEFENSE MATTIS RESIGNS

READ: THE SECDEF’S LETTER OF RESIGNATION

FIRST A WITHDRAWAL FROM SYRIA…IS A PULLOUT FROM AFGHANISTAN NEXT?

DESPITE THE LATEST FRICTION WITH NORTH KOREA, THE U.S. ENVOY IS OPTIMISTIC

General News

DOW DROPS AGAIN — TO A LEVEL NOT SEEN SINCE OCT 2017

DRONES FORCED A DAY-LONG CLOSING OF LONDON’S GATWICK AIRPORT

U.S. SAYS ASYLUM SEEKERS WILL REMAIN IN MEXICO UNTIL THEIR CASES ARE HEARD

COLORADO BAKER ACCUSED OF BIAS AGAINST GAYS IS BACK IN COURT FOR REFUSING TO BAKE A TRANSITIONING CAKE

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACCUSED OF MISTREATING PREGNANT EMPLOYEES

MEET THE GERMAN JOURNALIST WHO HAS BEEN MAKING ‘FAKE NEWS’ FOR YEARS (CNN WAS A HUGE FAN OF THE GUY)

BRAZIL’S ‘JOHN OF GOD’ IS OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES

PIZZA JOINT APOLOGIZED AFTER CUSTOMERS GIVEN A RECEIPT READING ‘TRASH, WHITE’

‘MARY POPPINS RETURNS’ GETS A LUKEWARM OPENING AND A BAD NY TIMES REVIEW (IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL)

CAN YOU HELP? — TOYS FOR TOTS IS HURTING AFTER THE CLOSING OF TOYS ‘R US STORES

Strange News Catching My Eye

TODAY’S WINTER SOLSTICE FEATURES A FULL MOON AND A METEOR SHOWER


HOLY COW! CATTLE FORM SIGN OF THE CROSS IN FIELD


WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH HERSHEY’S KISSES??? WHY ARE THE TIPS ALL BROKEN???


COMPUTER CHIP WITH AI CAN SMELL YOUR ARMPITS AND TELL YOU HOW BADLY YOU SMELL


FLORIDA MAN CAPTURED A RECORD-SETTING PYTHON 

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