JANUARY 5 IS BIRD DAY.🐦
JANUARY 5 IS THE “TWELFTH AND FINAL DAY OF CHRISTMAS”.
JANUARY 5 MARKS THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT’S DEBUT IN “OZZIE AT THE CIRCUS”.
JANUARY 7 MARKS THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF
BUCK ROGERS: THE COMIC STRIP.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌏RLD THIS PAST WEEK AS 2019 BEGINS…
The Taliban will not discuss peace with the Afghan government.
*Jair Bolsonaro is the new President of Brazil.
*Germany now officially recognizes “the third sex”.
*Same gender marriage is now legal in Austria.
*Bristol-Myers Squibb wants to buy Celgene.
*China is exploring the dark side of the moon.🌑
*Do robots have rights???
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.
*Composer Norman Gimbel (Themes to TV’s Wonder Woman, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley; “Killing Me Softly With His Song”) has passed away.
*Actress Agneta Eckemyr (Kentucky Fried Movie, Island on Top of the World) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Ray Sawyer of Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show.
*Animator Don Lusk (Disney’s versions of Pinocchio and 101 Dalmatians) has passed away.
*WBZ Radio Personality and actor Joe Stapleton (Mystic River) is no longer with us.
*Actor Bob Einstein (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ocean’s 13) also known as Super Dave Osborne, has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Daryl Dragon of The Captain and Tennille is no longer with us.
*Wrestling announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund has passed away.
*The innocent victims of the Torrance, California bowling alley shooting January 4.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
What might have happened at Donald Trump’s golf course???
*Patrick Shanahan is now acting Secretary of Defense.
*What happened to the "storm protection" money???
*Can Special Investigator Robert Mueller indict Donald Trump??? He has a Grand Jury available for at least 6 more months but whatever happens, Trump apparently doesn’t fear the risk of impeachment. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The Wall Street Journal fact checks President Trump on Afghanistan.
*A wall around the Barack Obama residence???
THE BUDGET BATTLE…
*The shutdown began at midnight December 22, 2018.
*Is the President still trying to blame Democrats for the situation??? He’s already rejected attempts to settle the budget. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Regardless of what happens, Trump has decided to freeze federal pay.
*If “Mexico is paying for the wall”, why does the President want funds for it??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Here’s one idea on how Trump can acquire his border wall.
*First day in office, the House has passed a temporary budget to reopen the government withOUT any wall money. A budget that Trump has threatened to veto. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claims the Senate will not agree to any budget that doesn’t include wall funds, but even members of his own party are against that. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Will Trump keep the government “closed” until he gets his wall funds??? Could not having it be “a national emergency”??? Or is it??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*And as of January 5, we're still stalemated on a budget versus a border wall.
*What the shutdown is costing America!
*Congress came back into session with its newly elected members January 3, 2019 and new rules in place.
*With a Democrat majority, what happens to the money the previously Republican controlled House of Representatives received to investigate Hillary Clinton???
*Will Elizabeth Warren run for President in 2020???
*It should come as no surprise that General Motors has initiated massive layoffs.
*Only the INVESTORS were protected when this business failed!
*The Scarlet Letter of high school???
THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR GRANTING US 2,664 PAGE VIEWS IN DECEMBER 2018.
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