Monday – February 18, 2019

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1885 – Mark Twain published “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

1801 – The House breaks an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr — Jefferson becomes president

1929 – The first ‘Oscars’ were handed out in Hollywood (They weren’t called Oscars and the rest of the country didn’t really hear about it for several days when Variety published the list of winners on page 7.)

1972 – Richard Nixon leaves for his historic trip to China

1979 – Richard Petty wins the Daytona 500 after a last lap crash takes out Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough.

News and The Politics out of D.C.

NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED, CONGRESS THREATENS ACTION, WHITE HOUSE INDICATES IT WILL VETO

DEMS SET TO CHALLENGE THE PRESIDENT ON HIS EMERGENCY DECLARATION

PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS NOT PLEASED ABOUT SNL’s OPENING SKETCH, SUGGESTS RETRIBUTION AGAINST NBC

MC CABE CLAIMS ROSENSTEIN WAS ‘ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS’ ABOUT WEARING A WIRE TO RECORD PRESIDENT TRUMP

REP MAXINE WATERS CALLED FOR PEOPLE TO ‘TAKE TO THE STREETS’ AND PROTEST TRUMP’S EMERGENCY ACTION

TWO CABINET MEMBERS WERE ALLEGEDLY READY TO SUPPORT ’25TH AMENDMENT’ EFFORT AGAINST TRUMP

ELIZABETH WARREN HECKLED IN GEORGIA — ‘WHY DID YOU LIE?’

BIDEN…AMERICA IS ‘AN EMBARRASSMENT’

WAS IT VALENTINES DAY OR THANKSGIVING? NANCY PELOSI APPEARS TO BE CONFUSED

MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS BLOCK DEM GOV’S ATTEMPT TO FORCE ‘ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE’

‘WEINER IS LOOSE’ — CARLOS DANGER AKA ANTHONY WEINER IS RELEASED FROM PRISON… NOT QUITE FREE, YET

General News

THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT STORY EXPLODES… OR, IS IT IMPLODES?

SMOLLETT BREAKS HIS SILENCE

AFTER CALLING THE SMOLLETT CASE AN ‘ATTEMPTED MODERN DAY LYNCHING’ — CORY BOOKER IS RETHINKING THINGS

SHOOTER IN CHICAGO WAS BEING TERMINATED BEFORE HE KILLED FIVE CO-WORKERS, WOUNDED FIVE COPS

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA IN HOT WATER FOR SAYING ALLOWING TRANS ATHLETES IN SPORTS IS ‘CHEATING’ AND ‘INSANE’

AOC TAKES HEAT FROM NYC MAYOR AFTER AMAZON PULLS 25,000 JOBS FROM THE CITY

JET BLUE REMOVES A WOMAN FROM A FLIGHT AFTER HER OBSCENE OUTBURST

LIPSTICK IN KINDERGARTEN? HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG AS BEAUTY INDUSTRY TARGETS NEW CUSTOMERS

SATURDAY NIGHT BROADWAY SHOWS CANCELLED AS FLAMES SHOOT FROM MANHOLES IN TIMES SQUARE

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ‘HAMILTON’ PERFORMANCE EVACUATED OVER CONFUSION FOLLOWING GUN SHOT SCENE

Strange News Catching My Eye

21 CARS CRASH AT DAYTONA, FEWEST NUMBER OF CARS TO FINISH SINCE 1985, DENNY HAMLIN WINS

WORRIED ABOUT AIR POLLUTION? IF SO, WE MUST BAN TOAST! (WHEN TOASTERS ARE OUTLAWED…)

WILLIAM SHATNER’S LATEST ADVENTURE — COUNTRY MUSIC AND THE GRAND OLE OPRY

DON CHEADLE USED SNL PLATFORM TO TROLL PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ADVOCATE FOR TRANS KIDS

ORANGE ALLIGATORS IN SOUTH CAROLINA??? (THERE MAY BE A VERY SIMPLE REASON)

10,000 NEARLY NAKED MEN IN A DARK TEMPLE ALL SEARCHING FOR A ‘LUCKY STICK’ (LOW HANGING COMEDY FRUIT)

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