JANUARY 21 IS THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR HOLIDAY.
JANUARY 21 IS ALSO THE NIGHT OF THE SUPER BLOOD RED FULL MOON.🌕
JANUARY 22 IS PENGUIN AWARENESS DAY.
JANUARY 23 IS SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
All versions of Wikipedia are currently “unavailable” in Venezuela as part of their Presidential crisis. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Parliament has rejected Prime Minister May’s (current?) Brexit plan, but she did defeat a “No confidence” vote. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Su Tseng-chang has succeeded resigning Taiwanese Premier William Lai.
*McDonald’s doesn’t own the Big Mac???
*Has Glenn Miller’s missing airplane been 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.
*Entertainer Carol Channing (Hello Dolly! And so many other projects) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Batton Lash, creator-writer-artist of Wolff and Byrd/Supernatural Law, has passed away.
*Anime voice actress Etsuko Ichihara (Your Name, Horus-Prince of the Sun) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Voice actor Bradley Bolke (Chumley the Walrus to Don Adams’ Tennessee Tuxedo, Year Without A Santa Claus Christmas special) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
Did President Trump make a mistake and commit a crime at the same time???
*Did Trump not reveal more about his meetings with Putin than we realize??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Just what is the cost of a Presidential inauguration???
*Guess who’s water bill is past due???
*Should Trump still own the hotel or not???
*Would President Trump interfere with Michael Cohen’s testimony??? Who’s telling the truth and what happens next??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Public reaction to Trump serving the visiting 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Clemson University Tigers football team fast food hamburgers! Maybe they’d prefer lobster, or an actual restaurant meal??? (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
THE BUDGET BATTLE…
*The shutdown began at midnight December 22.
*Congress came back into session with its newly elected members January 3, 2019.
*President Trump rejected a temporary budget offer despite it having more funding to Homeland Security because there was nothing for his proposed wall.
*Although fully open, even the IRS is working without pay.
*The Coast Guard is now affected by the shutdown.
*Most Americans apparently are not believing the Republican position that the shutdown is the Democrats fault, but will the Senate attempt what the House has yet to accomplish??? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denied the latest attempt to restart the government. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*At least when it’s all over, everyone will eventually get back pay.
*If Trump ever does get his wall, it will not prevent THIS!
*In a new round of negotiations, Trump swears to “temporarily” protect dreamers in exchange for his wall, while the House has countered by offering to budget an additional $1 Billion dollars for border expenses in hopes of reopening. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The current Federal Budget Crisis has yet to be resolved, as reported in the section above this one.
*Is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi right in suggesting Trump should wait till after the shutdown is over to deliver the annual State of the Union Address??? Republicans don’t think so. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*So if Trump can’t make the State of the Union Address in the House Chambers, he grounds Pelosi’s impending diplomatic business trip while the First Lady and son Baron fly to Mar-A-Lago for an extended weekend???
*Teachers, nurses, counselors, and librarians have gone on strike in Los Angeles, California.
*Is the fraternity responsible for a member’s death???
*She was wronged, but the end may not be what the jury thought she deserved.
*Should they have run the obituary or not???
*The lonely veteran remembered. 😢
*January 15 marked the 100 anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood!
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