Saturday, December 14, 2019

THE PUZZLE CORNER: DECEMBER 14, 2019

😎FUN FACT
Having just finished filming Goodfellas, actor Joe Pesci reportedly couldn't always “keep it clean” while making Home Alone 1.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
Although it’s unfortunately not a member of the “Always Aired” quartet listed in THE ANSWERS BOX below, one made for TV holiday special PREDATES the group. What is it?

THE 50/50 CHANCE
Just like a regular TRIVIA TIME question, except there are just two possible answers, hence the even odds of getting it right. Ready?
TRUE OR FALSE: In Home Alone 1, the spider🕷 that crawled on Marv Merchants’ face was faked.

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the December 7, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

REBUS
Now that it’s actually December we’ve decorated our tree but something’s wrong.
Do you know what it is?
There’s no L! ♫Noel, Noel. Noel, Noel.♫ 😉

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
A specific group of Christmas specials have been televised EVERY SINGLE YEAR since their debut.
How many are in this elite club?
4! Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer🦌since 1964, A Charlie Brown Christmas🎄since 1965, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas since 1966, and Frosty the Snowman ⛄since 1969.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: THE CHORES THE CHORE!

Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
Now normally about this time of year I'd be sharing my letter to Santa🎅 with you folks, but I've come to realize that should be a private matter between me and Mister Claus.
Then again, I'm already a happy baby dragon so other than wanting some crayons🖍 & all the Belgosian Dark Chocolate🍫 I can get, what else is there to ask for?
Waxy's drawing of "Bubblehead"
Okay, maybe a more understanding Bubblehead, but that goes without saying.
Granted, humans are kind of hard to understand. I know all of you don't always get each other. Even the most learned dragons sometimes have to stop, scratch their heads and go "HUH?"

For those who came in late, Bubblehead is my nickname for the human I live with. After all, I am a COMPANION dragon.
We look out for each other the best we can.
But it isn't always easy.
The FIRST load!

The other day Bubblehead asked me to help with the laundry.
Considering I don't wear any clothing besides the occasional bib (we have a long standing argument debate over whether I'm a messy eater or he's a messy cook), at first I was puzzled when he asked me to gather my wash.
Then he explained that he wanted the sheet and pillowcases from my bed🛏.
Okay, easy peasy, so I brought them to him.
THEN he told me that he wanted the sheet OFF the mattress and the cases OFF the pillows because he was just going to wash the linen, NOT the bed and pillows too.
Considering how hard it was for this baby dragon to drag that big mattress to the laundry room, why he didn't just say that in the first place?

Anyway, just as he was about to put the detergent into the machine, Bubblehead got a phone call he needed to take and asked me to "Please put a cup⛾ of detergent into the washer. Then press the start button. The machine will do the rest," Bubblehead said as he walked away, talking into his cellphone.📱
Seemed simple enough, right?
HOWEVER... I couldn't find a cup!🥤
I wound up having to go get one from the kitchen, but otherwise I did EXACTLY what I was told and to make a long story short...
The end result!
Turns out the little CAP on top of the laundry detergent bottle was the CUP I was supposed to use!
Why Bubblehead didn't explain this to me to begin with...

So now I'm trying to help clean up this mess while listening to Bubblehead explain what I did wrong.
WHAT I DID WRONG?😧😲

I've got to be VERY careful now or else I'm gonna wind up on Santa's🎅 Naughty List by the end of the day.
In any event, take care everybody. Have a good week and please be back here again next time for more Sunday Funnies!wd.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: DECEMBER 1-7, 2019

DECEMBER 7 IS PEARL HARBOR DAY & INDIA’S ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY.
DECEMBER 7 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE FROSTY THE SNOWMAN ⛄HOLIDAY SPECIAL DEBUTING.
DECEMBER 10 IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*A pattern of interference???
*"No denuclearization!"—North Korea.
*Sadly, the Samoa measles outbreak continues.
*In London, American President Donald Trump didn’t have a good time at the NATO meeting. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Opinion: the face of the United States???
*Venus + Saturn = ???

CONCERNING CHINA...🌏
*China has responded to America supporting Hong Kong’s demand for Democracy.
*A trade deal with the United States will be WHEN???

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent victims of a New Orleans, Louisiana shooting December 1.
*The innocent victims of a Florida Naval Base shooting December 6.
*Actress Shelley Morrison (Will and Grace, The Flying Nun, etc) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Writer D.C. Fontana (Star Trek franchise, The Waltons, so much more) is no longer with us.
*Actor Michael Lai (supporting roles in several Jackie Chan films) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Producer Leonard Goldberg (Charlie’s Angels, Blue Bloods, etc) is no longer with us.
*Actor Robert Walker (Ensign Pulver, various TV roles) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Ron Leibman (credits too numerous to mention) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT…
*The Inquiry Report shows there IS evidence of Quid Pro Quo/Attempted Bribery and obstruction of Congress by President Trump! 
*Trump has decided to sit out the opening session(s) of the Judiciary Committee, but Republicans want DEMOCRATS to testify! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Who should testify???
*Wednesday: getting ready as legal scholars advise President Trump IS guilty and should be removed from office! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Trump is “-1”???
*Recapping and wondering “What next”??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Articles of Impeachment WILL be started before Congress recesses for Christmas/Winter break! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is Trump looking forward to taking his "chances" with the Republican controlled Senate??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*NO DEFENSE???
THE BRDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*A privately funded wall section???
*Not everyone is against refugees.
*Homes, NOT wall!
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to discuss the costs of separating families and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
TARIFF TALK… 
*A trade deal with China will be WHEN???
*We at least have a new trade deal with Japan.
POLITICALLY…
*Opinion: the face of the United States???
*In London, President Trump didn’t have a good time at the NATO meeting. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Attorney General William Barr thinks there never should have been any investigation!
*"What personal cell phone?"—Donald Trump.
*NO law enforcement???
*Why is Rudy Giuliani BACK in the Ukraine???
*Did he or didn’t he???
*Another loss for Trump, until the Supreme Court intervened. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The documents are IN!
*Will there be a new North American Free Trade Agreement???
*The next G7 Summit will be at Camp David instead of a Trump owned property.
*The Trump Administration is planning to cut food stamps, again.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*“I don’t know Prince Andrew.”—President Trump.
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*California Republican Representative David Nunes is suing CNN.
*Will Duncan Hunter resign???
*Voter fraud by a Republican???
*At least for now(?), Kamala Harris is out of the hunt for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.
ELSEWHERE…
*NOT AGAIN!
*The Supreme Court to consider homelessness.
*Thankfully nothing actually happened, but still…
*Do the right thing and get deported for it???
*Bill Nye the Science Guy is suing Disney!
*A new Oreo flavor!
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*The Polar Bear population has increased by one.
*Aw… Don't you just love a happy ending.
*Remembering the delivery service.


THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 8,536 PAGE VIEWS IN NOVEMBER 2019!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: DECEMBER 7, 2019

😎FUN FACT
Dr. Seuss wrote How The Grinch Stole Christmas🎄in 1957 because he feared how commercialized the holiday was becoming back then.
Makes one wonder what Seuss would think of Christmas today.

REBUS
Now that it’s actually December we’ve decorated our tree but something’s wrong.
Do you know what it is?

NUMBER PLEASE
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
A specific group of Christmas specials have been televised EVERY SINGLE YEAR since their debut.
How many are in this elite club?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX and discover the results from the November 30, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

IN OTHER WORDS
An alternate title to a famous movie is below. Do you know the film’s real name?
Metal Glass = Tin Cup 🏌starring Kevin Costner.

WHAT’S THAT SONG?
Words from a tune of the past are below. All you have to do is give us the song title. Ready?
♫Overture. Curtain. Lights!♫
It’s the first line to the theme song from The Bugs Bunny-Road Runner Show, which was a Saturday morning television staple for almost three decades.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Old photo, same E-I-C.
Hello Folks! The Free Choice E-zine Editor-In-Chief Lee Houston, Junior here today because the ladies (Autumn the Puppy and Waxy Dragon) are finishing up their holiday weekend.
First order of business, I need a new photo! I have seriously lost some weight since this one was taken!
For those interested, our annual Christmas party will be December 22 since Christmas falls on a Wednesday this year.
Then you'll be stuck with entertained by me again on the 29th as the ladies have the last Sunday of 2019 off before New Year's Eve and the advent of 2020!
But where the [censored] has the time gone?🕦
It's already December, although the last few weeks have really seemed to drag with some stores already decorated for Christmas by HALLOWEEN and reports of radio stations playing seasonal music 24/7 BEFORE we even neared Thanksgiving week!

Anyway...
For better or worse this year is approaching its end.📆
If you're a member of the Procrastinator's Club, you don't have much time left to put off your 2018 projects. 😉

A friend of mine got fired from his job at the calendar factory, but both of us are still trying to figure out why.
All he did was take a day off.

If a child refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty of resisting a rest?

Retirement is the time in your life when time is no longer money.
Then again, if you don't have the money to cover even your basic needs, does the time matter?

I hate when I'm running on the treadmill for half an hour and look down to see it's only been 4 minutes.

Nothing but work for five days straight without any rest makes one weak.

If every day is a gift, I'd like to see the receipt for Monday in hopes that I can exchange it for another Saturday or Sunday.
The world🌍 needs more three day weekends, then maybe it'd be less stressful.

The first 5 days after any weekend are the hardest.

It may be hard dragging yourself out of bed and going to work, but unless you really love your job, once you do get to work it's all down hill from there.

The early bird🐦 may get the worm but the late worm gets to live.

Why did the angry man throw the clock⏰ out the window?
He wanted to see time fly!

And remember, unless it's digital with a blank screen, even a broken clock is still right twice a day.
So on that note♫, have a great week everybody and please be back here again next time for more Sunday Funnies!—lh,jr.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 24-30, 2019

NOVEMBER IS PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. 🎗
NOVEMBER 30 IS REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR CHEMICAL WEAPONS VICTIMS.
NOVEMBER 30 IS ALSO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS DAY.
DECEMBER 1 MARKS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANTARCTICA BEING ESTABLISHED AS A MILITARY FREE SCIENTIFIC PRESERVE.
DECEMBER 1 IS WORLD AIDS AWARENESS DAY.
DECEMBER 1 MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HUMAN CHROMOSOME BEING SUCCESSFULLY MAPPED.
DECEMBER 6 MARKS THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER 🦌CHRISTMAS SPECIAL DEBUTING.
DECEMBER 7 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE FROSTY THE SNOWMAN  TV SPECIAL DEBUTING.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Another missile “test”. But the next one??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Censorship in Vietnam???
*Women will soon have more freedom in the Sudan!
*Sadly, the Samoa measles outbreak continues.
*No more Uber in London???
*American President Donald Trump went to Afghanistan, and is now headed to London. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)

CONCERNING CHINA... 🌏
*To China’s surprise, election results in Hong Kong indicate a pro-democracy intent.
*America issues sanctions against human rights violators, thus supporting the democracy seekers. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Did China try to place a spy in Australia’s government???

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…
*The Trump Administration’s version of the Environmental Protection Agency ISN’T doing its job???
*If President Trump won’t attend, Congress will.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The victims of the 2019 Albania earthquake.
*Comic book writer/artist Howard Cruse (Barefootz, Stuck Rubber Baby, others) has passed away.
*Songwriter Irving “Lord” Burgess (“Jamaican Farewell”, Barbados National Anthem, others) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT…
*Next???
*The report will be ready before Christmas.
*Will the Supreme Court’s eventual decision on Trump’s tax returns affect proceedings??? For now they’ve extended the hold over not looking at them. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The subpoena stands!
*So let’s review. Who knew what when???
*Expert legal consultants scheduled to advise, and President Trump’s been invited to testify!
*One opinion on what may happen if Impeachment goes to the Senate.
*For what it’s worth…
*Get ready!
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border
wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*Then why do it???
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to discuss the costs of separating families and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
POLITICALLY…
*Naval Secretary Richard V. Spencer is no longer in office.
*Sorry Mister Trump. No proof.
*Is Energy Secretary Rick Perry serious???
*Surprise!
*So where does America stand on the Taliban???
*Wasn’t this obvious from the start???
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*WHAT Apple plant???
*WHO did WHAT now???
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Congress was on its Thanksgiving break from November 23-December 1, 2019.
*Who should be Georgia’s next Senator???
*Danielle Stella can no longer Tweet.
*How wealthy is YOUR Senator???
*Michael Bloomberg is now officially campaigning for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.
ELSEWHERE…
*The New York Times is STILL undecided???
*Layoffs are pending at Cummins Engines.
*McDonald’s has decided to settle a California law suit.
*Serendipity!
*Toys R Us will return!
*No more Arena Football.
*The 2019 National Dog Show’s Best In Show is...
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Police Officer finds a car with appeal.
*Something to be thankful for.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: NOVEMBER 30, 2019

😎FUN FACT
November 29 should have been the official beginning of the 2019 Christmas retail season, but many have jumped the gun on this as early as HALLOWEEN!🎃

For those expecting Christmas themed enigmas today, sorry to disappoint but The Free Choice E-zine believes in holiday traditions, so those won’t start until it’s officially December!
Meanwhile…

IN OTHER WORDS
An alternate title to a famous movie is below. Do you know the film’s real name?
Metal Glass.

WHAT’S THAT SONG?
Words from a tune of the past are below. All you have to do is give us the song title. Ready?
♫Overture. Curtain. Lights!♫

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the November 23, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
Which President first declared Thanksgiving an official holiday in the United States?
Abraham Lincoln established it in 1863 on the very last Thursday of November.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed it to the Thursday of the last full week of November in 1941.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you form out of the letters in THANKSGIVING?
A, aging, ah, akin, an, angst, as, at,
Gag(s), gain(s), giant(s), gas, gat(s) <old 1930's slang for guns>, gig(s), gin(s), gist, git(s) <Hillbilly slang for scram/get>, giving
Hag(s), haggis <a Scottish delicacy>, hang(s), has, hat(s), having, hi <short form of "hello">, hiking, hint(s), hit(s)
I, ink(s), in(s), inn(s), is, it, its
Kin, king(s), kit(s), knight(s), knit(s)
Nag(s), nigh, night(s)
Sag, saint, sank, sat, saving, shag <a type of carpeting>, sight, sighting, sign, signing, sink, sinking, sin, shin, shining, sit, skin, skit, snag, snit, stag, staging, stain, staining, stank, sting, stinging, stink, stinking
Tag(s), tan(s), tank(s), than, thank(s), thin(s), thing(s), think(s), this, tin,
Vain, vat(s), visit, Viking(s) <the people, not the football team, which is a proper name and thus ineligible>, (AND) vista.
Other words besides the 117 above might be possible. But IV (the medical term) didn’t count because it’s an abbreviation. The Roman numerals II and IV are debatable, but the cuss word for human waste was not listed since this is a family oriented E-zine.

Friday, November 29, 2019

BLACK FRIDAY 2019

The following is an editorial.

"Black Friday" used to be known as the official start to the retail holiday season but has quickly become seriously misnamed.

A lot of stores and other businesses now start Christmas promotions as early as Halloween and many retailers no longer even bother staying closed on Thanksgiving so their employees can spend time with their families before opening within the wee hours before dawn that Friday morning.

In any event, while it may be no longer viable, The Free Choice E-zine presents our annual poem...

AN ODE TO BLACK FRIDAY...
SOME DARE BRAVE THE GLOOM OF BLACKEST NIGHT,🌑
QUESTING FOR BARGAINS UPON THEIR TREK,
TO HIT EVERY SALE BEFORE DAYLIGHT.🌅

ME? I PLANNED WELL AHEAD.
NO NERVES, CREDIT, OR CAR SUFFERED WRECK.
JUST RESTFUL SLUMBER😴 WITHIN MY OWN BED.🛌💤

The above was an editorial.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019

The following is an editorial.

The Thursday of the last full week of November is being seriously overshadowed by the retail industry, but let us not forget what we really should be doing today!

It is supposed to be a time for us to pause and consider the things in life we are grateful for.
While this may be something that should be done on a more regular basis than just one moment of a specific day, THAT is why the holiday is called Thanksgiving and NOT "Let's shop!"

In any event,
and as our annual holiday treat to you Dear Readers, we present this You Tube™ film clip of the classic WKRP In Cincinnati episode "Turkeys Away!" with the usual caveats.
The Free Choice E-zine did not post this clip upon the web. We are only sharing the link with you in the spirit of the holiday, for WKRP and this episode are both copyrighted © by MTM Enterprises.


The above was an editorial.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: DON'T CALL ME, I'LL CALL YOU! NOT!

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
Woof! It's a MISERABLE day outside where I live right now.
Rain☔, rain⛈, and more rain⛆.
Cold too.
Thankfully not cold enough to turn the rain into snow☃❆, but even though we're staying inside to warm up our funny bones, I'm sure you're just like my people and every other human who gets sick and tired of robocalls.
Now I do have to admit that it's kind of amazing that a robot🤖 knows how, let alone can make a phone call📱, but why do they always call about something you have absolutely no interest in.
So with that in mind...

Did you know that the military checks their caller ID on every incoming phone call?
They will not answer anything that says “private caller.”
They will only answer on lieutenant or higher.

Then again, my people don’t answer anything on caller ID that says “anonymous caller.”
If they don’t want anyone to know who they are, my people respect their privacy by not answering.

Sorry I missed your call. I was scrolling through Instagram™ and didn't want to lose my place.

And now, a horror story for modern children.
Before cell phones📱, we only had landlines📵 and had to call our friends at their house.
And sometimes their parents would answer!

The second best way to stop a robocaller?
Answer the phone by saying, "Police, Fraud Division. How may I direct your call?"
If there's a live person on the other end monitoring the call, they'll get the message.
The first best way to stop a robocaller?
DON'T ANSWER!
It may take them a while to figure it out but eventually...

And on that note🎵, have a great week everybody! Hope everyone who's celebrating has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING🦃 this coming Thursday but in any event, please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—AtP.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 17-23, 2019

NOVEMBER IS PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. 🎗
NOVEMBER 23 IS LABOR THANKSGIVING DAY IN JAPAN.
NOVEMBER 24 IS THE 160TH ANNIVERSARY OF
CHARLES DARWIN’S ON THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES.
NOVEMBER 24 MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
APOLLO 12 COMPLETING ITS MISSION.
NOVEMBER 28 IS THANKSGIVING. 🦃

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Chile’s President faces potential impeachment too!
*Will Northern Mariana Islands’ Governor Ralph Torres face impeachment proceedings too???
*Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his own legal troubles to face.
*The United States has changed its position on the West Bank.
*America is allegedly destabilizing China???
*There’s a measles outbreak in Samoa as the death toll rises.
*Civil Rights Protests continue in Hong Kong.
*Should Prince Andrew have done that interview??? Will there be royal consequences??? He’s already feeling others. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The trade dispute between Japan and South Korea continues.
*Pope Francis is on a diplomatic visit to Thailand.
*A FIFTH force of nature???
*November 29 should have begun the 2019 Christmas retail season, but many have jumped the gun on this as early as HALLOWEEN!

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…
*The example of California, USA.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent victims at an Oklahoma store shooting November 18.
*Comic book artist Tom Lyle (Starman, Comet, Peter Parker) is no longer with us.
*Actress Laurie Killing (The Teddy Bear, Beyond Therapy) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional football player and co-inventor of NERF Football🏈 Fred Cox has passed away.
*Artist Gahan Wilson (credits too numerous to mention) is no longer with us.
*Actor Michael J. Pollard (Star Trek, Bonnie and Clyde, The Virginian, numerous others) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT… 
*As Week 2 began on Tuesday
*Biased news coverage???
*Day 1: Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, Jennifer Williams, and Kurt Volker testified. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Trump is still leading the attacks on witnesses. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Day 2: Gordon Sondland testified, but Trump is refuting him. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Republicans want Hunter Biden and the “Whistle Blower” on the witness stand, but the requests were rejected as the day concluded. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The FBI would like to talk to the “Whistle Blower” though.
*Vice President Mike Pence to Gordon Sondland: “Liar!”
*Day 3: Fiona Hill testified. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump questioned David Holmes statements even as he testified.
*Is Trump trying to woo Republican Senators to his side??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump's hopes if Impeachment does go to actual trial. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Now that the hearings are over, for the moment, what next??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Which side is she on???
*Should David Nunes be investigated too???
*The Impeachment and you.
*And all of this just to smear Joe Biden???
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*With families being separated upon apprehension, President Trump declared the lack of a border
wall a “national emergency”. There have since been legal and legislative battles initiated over this.
*The Trump Administration will soon be changing the immigration rules to make them tougher.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to discuss the costs of separating families and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (known to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
TARIFF TALK… 🚫
*Huawei and ZTE have been declared security risks.
*America is allegedly destabilizing China???
POLITICALLY…
*Did Trump lie to Robert Mueller???
*The results of Trump’s “routine checkup”, according to the President. But is he okay??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item)
*The Supreme Court has put any look into Trump’s income tax records on hold, for the moment.
*The latest poll numbers don’t look good for Trump and company.
*New concerns for Rudy Giuliani???
*Attorney General William Barr’s opinions on current events.
*Trump on current military business.
*Is there troubled waters at the Navy???
*Why should dinner be a secret???
TRUMP TWEETS
*Just belittling witnesses.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Trump and the Public Impeachment Inquiry, Week 1.
THE BUDGET BATTLE… 💲
*Another temporary spending bill!
THE 2019 ELECTIONS…
*Louisiana still has a Democratic Governor. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is this year’s results an indicator for 2020???
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Is Senator Ron Johnson in trouble???
*It’s hard being a Republican right now.
*Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has decided to launch his own inquiry… into Joe Biden.
*"Do you remember your oath?"
*The latest Democratic Presidential hopefuls debate.


ELSEWHERE…
*Is this right???
*Potential Scam Alert!
*Potential suspects in the murder of Jeffrey Epstein have been arrested.
*Is there trouble at Lowe’s???
*Burger King and the impending law suit.
*The Ultimate Jeopardy! challenge is coming!
*Can you sing ♫Jolene♫???
*No Victoria Secret fashion show this year???
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*Going nowhere fast.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: NOVEMBER 23, 2019

😎FUN FACT
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the Turkey🦃 America’s national symbol.

FAMOUS FIRSTS 🥇
Which President first declared Thanksgiving an official holiday in the United States?

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you form out of the letters in THANKSGIVING?

We’ll reveal all next weekend, but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the November 16, 2019 Puzzle Corner.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
If you have a bezoar, what is it?
A hair ball, presumably from your cat.🐈

REBUS
Something familiar is represented by the image below.
Do you know what it is?
🌞💮 = Sunflower 🌻, the sun plus a flower.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES: TO TELL THE TOOTH!

I take good care of my teeth,
although they need more chocolate!
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
"Going to the dentist today. I will fill you in on all the boring details later," he said, dropping me off at Dragon School.

Bubblehead had to go to the dentist this past week to get his teeth cleaned.
Okay, I'm scratching my head over that one. After all, he does brush and floss twice a day and makes sure I do too, whether I want to or not. 😉
Of course what actually happened was the dentist wanted to make SURE Bubblehead was brushing and flossing like he's supposed to!
Now he knows how I feel whenever he checks on me.

But don't get me wrong. I may be just a baby dragon, but I do know that taking good care of your teeth is just as important to your health as anything else.
Yet as accurate as that last sentence was, you're not here to hear me go on about dental hygiene, so...

What time is your dentist appointment?
🦷Tooth hurty.

My dentist told me I only have one cavity.
It's called my stomach and I want to fill it three times a day.

How do teeth travel across the bay?
On the tooth ferry.⛴

A dentist was needed to testify at an important trial and was about to be sworn in.
The judge asked, "Do you swear to tell the tooth. The whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?"🦷
"Sure," promised the dentist, "but can you handle the tooth?"
"Isn't that your job?" asked the judge.

If a "painless dentist" does not live up to their advertising, that does not give you the right to bite them.

And on that note, remember to brush and floss.
Have a great week and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—wd.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 10-16, 2019

DEAR READERS:
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, NOT ONLY HAS THIS POST BEEN UPDATED AS OF 6:30 PM EASTERN TIME NOVEMBER 16, BUT NEWS COVERAGE OF THE POSSIBLE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY NOW HAS ITS OWN SECTION!

NOVEMBER IS PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. 🎗
NOVEMBER 17 IS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUEZ CANAL OPENING.
NOVEMBER 18 MARKS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY
OF STAR TREK: GENERATIONS.
NOVEMBER 20TH IS UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY.
NOVEMBER 20TH MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF DDT USE BEING BANNED IN AMERICA.
NOVEMBER 20TH ALSO MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1ST PROTOTYPE INTERNET SET-UP BEING ESTABLISHED.
2019 MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.
McDONALD’S HAPPY MEAL CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUNDTHE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Bolivia needs a new President.
*It’s not looking good in Hong Kong.
*Can the Gulf States unite???
*Will the GSOMIA Pact between Japan and South Korea be renewed???
*The future???
*A missing sub finally found!

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…
*Flooding in Venice!

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent victims of a high school shooter November 14.
*Actress Laurel Griggs (Once, Bubble Guppies, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Film producer Branko Lustig (Schindler’s List, Gladiator) is no longer with us.
*Actor Niall Toibin (Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE POTENTIAL IMPEACHMENT
*The Impeachment Inquiry is now public.
*Division within the Trump administration???
*Is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo guilty too???
*HE did it???
*“Yes, we were told to freeze Ukraine aid.”—Laura Cooper.
*Trump on the PUBLIC hearingsDay 1. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Day 2. Bribery too???
*Day 3. Former Ambassador Yovanovitch testified.
*The transcript that doesn't do what it was supposed to.
*"Just following orders"???
*Overdrawn at the Discredit Bank.
*If you can’t dispute the testimony…
POLITICALLY…
*The right man for the job???
*Now Trump wants the Supreme Court to protect his tax returns!
*Clemency granted.
*Former Presidential aide Roger Stone Junior has been found guilty. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is he doing his job???
*More legal problems for Rudy Giuliani???
*Does Donald Trump have something against Fillipino Veterans???
TRUMP TWEETS
*Slandering a witness even as she testifies!
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*What, if anything, might Joe Biden actually be guilty of???
THE 2019 ELECTIONS…
*The fate of Kentucky???
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*♫Stand by your man.
*Not the reaction he was expecting.
*The first day, from a Congressional perspective.
*As the inquiry continues…
*Another Republican member of Congress has decided to retire. What does it all mean???
*Wouldn't this, at the very least, be a conflict of interest???
*Another Democrat is now hoping for the 2020 Presidential nomination.
*How might the issue of gun control effect the 2020 election???
*One wonders how Trump might feel about Texas right now...
ELSEWHERE…
*An ELECTRIC Mustang???
*Subway versus store owners.
*Is Days of Our Lives ending???
*Don't look for Myles Garret on a football🏈 field anytime soon.
*Major League Baseball is investigating sign stealing.
*The 2019 Cy Young award winners are…
*A tale of a tail.
*A ghost ship in Lake Michigan???
*November 20th marks the 230th anniversary of New Hampshire becoming the first state to ratify The Bill of Rights.
*November 21 marks the 230th anniversary of North Carolina joining the United States.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*A new world record!