Sunday, May 31, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: FUTURE PREDICTIONS?

Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here!
WOW! I've got to tell you people, the weather in my neck of the woods (and I've never figured out where the rest of the woods' body is, so don't ask me) has been BEAUTIFUL the last couple of days!
It's like Spring finally arrived and is trying to make up for lost time.
2020 has been a pretty rough year for all of us with this dang pandemic, so isn't it nice to have something go our way for a change?๐Ÿ˜

Anyway I'm just out in the backyard by my doghouse, lying under my favorite tree๐ŸŒฒ enjoying the warm sun๐ŸŒž on my fur.๐Ÿ˜Ž
Right now it's still safer to stay home than risk going out if you don't have to.
Hopefully things will improve in time to whatever develops as the new "normal", yet you have to wonder just what that might be. So just pull up a virtual lawn chair and I'll share my thoughts on stuff you probably won't see this year.

I'll be totally surprised if anyone toilet papers๐Ÿงป a house as a prank this Halloween.๐Ÿ‘ป

Something you'll never see on Sesame Street.
"The year 2020 is brought to you by the letters


"






Here's one unemployment application you'll probably never see.
Job title: Burglar.
Reason for layoff: Everybody is home.

I noticed a lot of people are not posting selfies since the beauty salons closed.๐Ÿ˜‰

I seriously doubt we will ever see some big business lay off executives in a cost cutting measure.

And on that note♫, have a great week everybody! STAY SAFE, and please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!AtP.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: MAY 24-30, 2020


MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.๐ŸŽ—
MAY 31 IS WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY.๐Ÿšญ
JUNE 5 IS WORLD ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS DAY!
JUNE 5 IS CONSTITUTION DAY IN DENMARK.
JUNE 5 IS ALSO DONUTS๐Ÿฉ DAY.
JUNE 6 IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC D-DAY.
JUNE MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BAND AID BANDAGES.๐Ÿฉน

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID-19/Coronavirus: the never ending battle???
*Vietnam has yet to report a single death during the pandemic!
*American President Trump considers future foreign policy, and the potential results there of. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend the American hosted G7 summit because of the pandemic.
*Civil Rights/Democracy issues continue in Hong Kong.
*Same gender marriages will soon be legal in Costa Rica.
*It's LAUNCH time!
*Virus sniffing dogs???
*A FREE fairy tale from J. K. Rowling!

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.

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*George Floyd.
*Saturn the alligator.
*Actor Anthony James (High Plains Drifter, Unforgiven, etc) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actor Richard Herd (credits too numerous to mention) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Author/journalist Anthony Bailey is no longer with us.
*Actor Tony Scannell (1980’s version of Flash Gordon) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…☑
*Republicans are suing to prevent pandemic vote by mail in California.
*Is Trump trying to alter the upcoming election this fall in his favor???
*Trump versus Biden on Memorial Day.
*“Why did he wear a mask?”—Trump on Biden.
*“For safety. Why aren’t you wearing one?”—Biden to Trump.
*Can Trump's re-election campaign successfully go virtual as it courts Asian-Pacific Americans??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The question of absentee voting continues in Virginia.
POLITICALLY…
*American President Trump considers future foreign policy, and the potential results there of. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend the American hosted G7 summit because of the pandemic.
*Trump and his fellow Republicans consider their political future.
*DETECTIVE Trump???
*Trump’s Memorial Day, when not on the campaign trail.
*Trump versus Twitter???
*Which side of the George Floyd issue is Trump on??? He wants a MAGA rally while others question his viewpoint. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*Attorney General William Barr as his own thoughts on the subject.
*Meanwhile, you still have to pay off your student loans!
THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)
*COVID-19/Coronavirus: the never ending battle???
*America will no longer associate with the World Health Organization???
*Trump has “finished” taking hydroxychloroquine???
*America's current viewpoint on the pandemic: fact or fiction???
*Questioning Trump's current testing strategy.
*Trump versus Baltimore over the pandemic.
*Trump wants the country reopened despite the fact America’s death toll has now surpassed 100,000! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Joe Biden’s response to the sad number.
*Opinion: shouldn’t Trump be fired for failing America???
*MASKS DO WORK!๐Ÿ˜ท
TRUMP TWEETS...
*Twitter won’t pull Trump’s Tweets, but will warn viewers they can be misleading, which Trump doesn’t like, so now he’s acting against Twitter with an executive order. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*But will it work??? Another opinion on the matter. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump retweets THIS and wonders why Twitter posted their warning???
*Apparently Joe Biden can Tweet better than Trump.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Twitter fact checks Trump Tweets!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Congressional Republicans plan to sue Congressional Democrats.
*“I was supposed to be exonerated!”—Republican Steve King.
*Even Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is PRO-MASK!
ELSEWHERE…
*A new outbreak in Arkansas???
*Why is Florida lying about their COVID-19 death totals???
*How NOT to share news!
*Virus sniffing dogs???
*The state of your state, as of May 30, 2020.
*The FBI is investigating the police on George Floyd.
*Maybe she should have just let him watch the birds.
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*A FREE fairy tale from J. K. Rowling!
*It's LAUNCH time!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: MAY 30, 2020

๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
Despite their individual appearances, every single piece of “Froot Loops”๐Ÿฅฃ is the same flavor!

TRIVIA TIME
What show urged fans to “keep circulating the tapes”?

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Ten elite brains = ???

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the May 23, 2020 Puzzle Corner.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
What famous duo started their career as “Tom and Jerry”?
Simon and Garfunkel.

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Double Deuce, Chance} = Boston Private Investigator Spenser
02. {High Profile, Split Image} = Paradise, Massachusetts Police Chief Jesse Stone
03. {Subset 1 and Subset 2} = Author Robert B. Parker

Monday, May 25, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY 2020

The following is an editorial.

Remember the fallen. Past, present, and future.
There is a lot going on in the world right now, especially concerning the current COVID-19/Coronavirus Crisis.
Yet while in many ways life has been pretty much paused for everyone, time goes on.

Today is Memorial Day here in the United States.
The last Monday of every May is set aside to remember those who have served within America's various military branches, especially those who gave their lives defending this country to protect the freedoms and civil liberties that everyone has.
Other countries around the world have similar practices and policies. This is just America's turn.

Alas there have always been wars and rumors of wars.
One should always hope for a peaceful resolution to any conflict.
Yet we must also be realistic that that option is not always available to us.
When there is absolutely no other alternative, we should be glad that there are those willing to fight and, if necessary, lay down their lives so that others might continue to live and be free.

Unfortunately the current pandemic cannot be fought with military might.
It requires a different kind of courage, wisdom, and strength. A call that many have already answered.
Yet it has claimed plenty of lives too. Innocent victims as well as those on the "front lines" fighting the disease.
I cannot say when, but there will be victory in this battle too.
Until then, STAY SAFE!

Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief, The Free Choice E-zine
25 May, 2020

The above was an editorial.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: MEMORIAL DAY MUSINGS

Hello Everybody! Free Choice E-zine Editor-In-Chief Lee Houston, Junior here since this is the Memorial Day weekend, so your regular hostesses Waxy Dragon and Autumn the Puppy are off with their respective families.

This has been quite a trying time for everyone with the {censored} pandemic, regardless of how good or bad the COVID-19/Coronavirus Crisis has been addressed and handled in your area.

Everyone is understandably doing their best to survive and we at The Free Choice are still here doing our best to entertain you each Sunday, so I better get on with it. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Remember the fallen. Past, present, and future.

A joke can cover a wide variety of topics, and people too.
In fact, one person that seems to have a lot of jokes told about them is Chuck Norris, although every one I've ever heard is in regards to how tough/strong Mister Norris is.
I have absolutely no idea how this started, yet we can all use a good laugh right now.
So since he hasn't questioned any of them (to my knowledge), I'm sure Mister Norris won't mind me sharing some of them with you.

Chuck Norris and Superman once fought each other on a bet. The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants. Guess who won?

Chuck Norris once went skydiving and his parachute failed to open, so he took it back the next day for a refund!

When Chuck Norris works out he doesn’t get stronger, the exercise machine does.

Chuck Norris knows the last digit of pi.๐›‘

Still have no idea who to accredit this funny to.
Chuck Norris can hear his phone๐Ÿ“ด ring on silent.

Chuck Norris can draw a triangle with FOUR sides.

Chuck Norris never hides, he only seeks.

Chuck Norris doesn’t read books.๐Ÿ“š He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

They say that time⌚ waits for no man. Unless that man is Chuck Norris.

The dinosaurs looked at Chuck Norris the wrong way once. You know what happened to them.

Chuck Norris was originally scheduled to appear in the ‘Street Fighter II’ video game, but was removed by Beta Testers because every button caused him to do a roundhouse kick. When asked about this “glitch,” Chuck Norris replied, “That’s no glitch.”

And on that note♫, I hope everyone has a good week.
Please remember what the holiday tomorrow is actually for.
STAY SAFE! And please be back again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—lh,jr.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: MAY 17-23, 2020



MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. ๐ŸŽ—
MAY 24 IS THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMY JOHNSON BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE AVIATOR TO FLY FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA.
MAY 25 IS MEMORIAL DAY.
2020 MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM BAR.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
Remembering the fallen
*“Express burials”. Expediency or something else???
*Hot spots in Africa!
*Sadly, over FIVE MILLION and counting!
*COVID-19 versus mosquitos.
*COVID-19 versus air conditioning.
*ZEN versus COVID-19.
*Yet another arms control treaty America's President Trump plans to remove the US from.
*Are Trump and the Republican Party against China???
*No more talc based baby powder, in some places.
*Hertz has filed for bankruptcy protection.
*Guess what's popular right now???
*The Seychelles intend to ban ALL cruise ships from docking at their ports until 2022!
*Congratulations! It’s a planet!

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…๐ŸŒ
*More proof that despite the pandemic health concerns, the environment IS improving!
*GREEN snow???

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost during the crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303.
*Actor turned police officer Ken Osmond (Leave It To Beaver franchise) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Ann Mitchell, noted World War 2 decoder, is no longer with us.
*Actress Monique Mercure (The Red Violin) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*1971 Miss America and pioneering female sports caster Phyllis George is no longer with us.
*Actress Michelle Rossignol (Beyond 40, You) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Anne Glenn, disability rights activist and wife of astronaut/Senator John Glenn, is no longer with us.
*Professional wrestler Shad Gaspard has passed away.
*Famous professional basketball๐Ÿ€ player/coach Jerry Sloan is no longer with us.
*Amber Lee Friis, New Zealand's representative in the 2018 Miss Universe contest, has passed away.
*2009 Economics Nobel Prize winner Oliver E. Williamson is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
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.
*Despite the critical needs elsewhere, $1.3 BILLION MORE for the wall to Trump’s “preferred” construction company!
*Regardless of their health, the Trump Administration is deporting the children!
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.
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…๐Ÿ—น
*If wishes were horses…
*Someone with the Trump campaign is a George Orwell fan.
*Is this Trump’s scheme to win re-election???
*Trump versus Nevada!
*The pandemic, on the campaign trail.
POLITICALLY…
*Are Trump and the Republican Party against China???
*IS HE SERIOUS??? President Trump’s opinions on recent events, including former President Obama being “grossly incompetent.” (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump disagrees with Attorney General William Barr on Obama and Obama Gate. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Yet another arms control treaty Trump plans to remove the US from.
*Trump versus Mitt Romney.
*What is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doing with YOUR money??? Privately visiting potential Republican donors, for one thing. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Has the Inspector General firings led to Trump versus Pompeo???
*At the very least, Pompeo misused his security team!
*But even his fellow Republicans question Trump.
*“Big Brother’s” watch list is growing!
*Trump apparently hates Obama so much he will not allow the former President’s official portrait to be displayed at the White House!
THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)
*Remembering the victims on Memorial Day.
*America's status, as of May 23, 2020.
*The Center for Disease Control hopes there isn’t a “second wave”, but Trump won’t “close” the country if there is. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Unfortunately, the numbers aren’t good as states rethink reopening plans. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is the South about to get hit again???
*Trump claims he is allegedly taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug which has shown no benefits against COVID-19.
*"Doctor" Trump versus the experts.
*Peter Navarro versus the Center for Disease Control. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Does Trump have something against REAL news???
*Financial/economic recovery by 2022???
*President or not, you MUST wear a face mask if you’re coming here! He did, sort of. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Trump versus Michigan and the state's Attorney General. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Trump can’t deny cutting the pandemic response team in 2018 now.
*Once again, Hydroxychloroquine does NOTHING against COVID-19!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Congress to Trump: “Why do you keep firing Inspector Generals???”
*No more aid??? Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to end some measures whether you like it or not. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Lindsey Graham versus former President Obama???
ELSEWHERE…
*HUH???
*Is there trouble in Georgia and Arkansas??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Is Florida intentionally lying about COVID-19 statistics??? They might have known what would have happened and not act! (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The state of your state, and the current worst pandemic wise. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Regardless of the state, testing needs to be better organized!
*No more talc based baby powder.
*Who really was “Jane Roe” of Roe versus Wade??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*HE made the threat but THEY get fired???
*J. C. Penney will be permanently closing over 200+ stores.
*Hertz has filed for bankruptcy protection.
*NASCAR has cautiously restarted with The Real Heroes 400 race. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Batwoman has been renewed for a new season, but without Batwoman. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Guess what industry is doing great right now???
*May 29 marks the 230th anniversary of Rhode Island joining the United States of America.
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*A heart warming father/daughter bike๐Ÿšฒ ride.
*Congrats Grads!
*Happy 50th anniversary to these songs!

THE PUZZLE CORNER: MAY 23, 2020

๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
While whether or not because of the pandemic is uncertain, Drive-In Theaters are making a comeback, at least in America.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
What famous duo started their career as “Tom and Jerry”?

COMMON BONDS
The items in each subset below have something in common. Do you know what it is?
01. {Double Deuce, Chance}
02. {High Profile, Split Image}
03. {Subset 1 and Subset 2}

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the May 16, 2020 Puzzle Corner.

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?
♫But somehow they just don’t end up as mine♫
“The Unknown Stuntman,” theme song to The Fall Guy TV Series.

BEFORE AND AFTER
Two separate items share at least one word, and so can be combined to create something new. Based upon the clue below, do you know what the new thing is?
A short lived hit for the Rolling Stones???
Jumping Jack Flash In The Pan.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: THE PANDEMIC PAUSE CONTINUES

Waxy, a dragon
Hello Everybody! Waxy Dragon here!
I'm sure you're as unhappy with the Pandemic Pause as I am, but for the time being I will continue to only do inside jokes.
My condolences to those in quarantine with a loud person.
You thought dogs were hard to train?
Look at all the humans that can’t sit and stay.
Some places have tried various attempts at reopening, with the only real accomplishment being to create more cases.๐Ÿ˜ท

I may be just a baby companion dragon, but I do understand and can relate to the concepts of being cooped up and stressed out, which is why Autumn the Puppy and I are trying to do the best we can to entertain you folks every Sunday as usual.
Yet stop and ask yourselves this:
What do you want more? Your health or whatever it is you wanted to buy from whatever business is closed right now?๐Ÿ˜’

Waxy's drawing of "Bubblehead".
It's not easy for us kids either.
For example, believe it or not I miss Dragon School. I still learn new things online at home but it isn't quite the same as being there, hanging out with my friends, and all the other stuff associated with what comprises my social life.

But mostly I'm worried about "Bubblehead", my nickname for the human I'm stuck live with.
He told me the other day "I’m coming out of quarantine either 100 pounds heavier or 50 pounds lighter."
Considering I still haven't found where he's hiding the Belgosian Dark Chocolate๐Ÿซ, I think we'll both be a little lighter when all this is over.

He ran out of toilet paper and started using lettuce leaves.
Today was the tip of the iceberg.

Bubblehead does go grocery shopping hunting at least once a week.
He gets up before the crack of dawn to be in line at the store when they open.
I'm just now getting up for the day when he gets home, but I still love him.
I help him put all the food away, and eat it too.๐Ÿ˜‰

Life may be on hold, but you ARE still alive!
I'm not exactly sure what Bubblehead does for a living but he's been working from home a lot since this all began.
Then again, sometimes he complains about having to work at work, so I don't think I'll ever completely understand humans.
I will admit that it's a little uncomfortable having him constantly underfoot paw, but at least I know he's safe.๐Ÿ’–

Occasionally I wonder if he'll ever go out and find himself a "Mrs. Bubblehead".
I can just picture the personal ad now...
"Single man with toilet paper would like to meet single woman with hand sanitizer for some good clean fun."

There was an interesting ad in the personals (hey, when you've read the whole paper, what else is left?) the other day. It said:
Dear Life:
When I asked “Can this get any worse?” That was a rhetorical question, not a challenge.

I know things will get better in time. Hopefully everyone will be patient enough for it to do so.
Meanwhile, may your troubles be less and your blessings more and may nothing but happiness come through your door.
Take care. Have a great week. STAY SAFE! And please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!wd.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: MAY 10-16, 2020


MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.๐ŸŽ—
MAY 16 IS ARMED FORCES DAY.
MAY 16 MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
JOAN OF ARC RECEIVING SAINTHOOD.
MAY 16 MARKS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST OPERATIONAL LASER.
MAY 17 IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF KLM’S FIRST FLIGHT.
MAY 21 MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD
THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID-19 TWO???
*New cases developed in Germany when they tried to reopen.
*Is New Zealand WINNING against COVID-19???
*Will there be a prisoner exchange between Iran and America???
*A “super” Earth and other space explorations. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*For those curious, what has The Simpsons actually gotten right??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

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…๐ŸŒ
*One good pandemic statistic: the environment HAS improved!
*Renewable energy is overtaking coal in the United States!

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*Singer Betty Wright (“Clean Up Woman”, “Tonight Is The Night”) has passed away.
*Former Professional football๐Ÿˆ player/coach John Teerlinck is no longer with us.
*Comedian Jerry Stiller (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Writer Martin Pasko (credits too numerous to mention) is no longer with us.
*Former Professional baseball⚾ player Bob Watson has passed away.
*Historic photographer Astrid Kirchherr is no longer with us.
*Film director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister, Hump Day) has passed away.
*Comedian Fred Willard (credits too numerous to mention) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…๐Ÿ—น
*New Jersey’s primary will be by mail due to the pandemic.
*Despite Jared Kushner’s opinions, the election IS on!
*Does Trump honestly believe this???
*How important is Pennsylvania to the election???
*Apparently Trump isn't worried about Biden.
*But just in case…
POLITICALLY…
Logo copyright infringement???
*No more Inspector Generals???
*Is Social Security on the “hit list”???
*Criminal charges against Trump’s enemies???
*Trump obviously doesn’t like whistle blowers. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Which witch hunt is this???
*Opinion: WHO is Donald Trump actually for???
*Distraction time, but why does that “new” logo look familiar???
THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*Mixed messages from the White House. At first they were concerned about COVID-19 when Vice President Pence wanted to self isolated after his aide came down with the virus, but now the action is being downplayed. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The Trump Administration versus the Center For Disease Control???
*If you don’t like the numbers…
*Not the press conference he was expecting. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Opinion: ego problems???
*No surprise that Trump disagrees with Doctor Fauci.
*Trump doesn’t believe in testing???
*Why does Trump want to CUT food benefits during the pandemic???
*No more stimulus packages???
*Unfortunately, unemployment continues to grow because of the pandemic.
*When all else fails: blame Obama. WHY???
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*THERE WAS NO “OBAMAGATE”!
*Obama DID plan ahead against a potential pandemic, but the current administration…
*Trump’s medical advice.
*Trump and this past week...
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*When will it get better???
*Senator Rand Paul versus Doctor Fauci. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*More stimulus/relief??? Maybe, but President Trump still has to approve it. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*A mask maker speaks!
*Opinion: What are Republicans’ re-election chances this fall???
*“Obama should have kept his mouth shut!”—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
*Switching sides.
*Investigating the illegal stock trades.
ELSEWHERE…
*The state of your state, and its pending reopening plans… (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*But maybe Texas should have thought their's through more carefully. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*HERE’S HOPING!
*How can someone even THINK such a thing???
*Why does racism still exist???
*Retailer J. C. Penney has gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
*Baseball⚾ in July??? Maybe. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*You try to do the right thing…
*If this is “judgment day”, what are we protesting??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*What is inside the 1795 Time Capsule???
*For those interested: more “UFO” details.
*May 19 marks the 240th anniversary of a “mysterious darkness” covering New England and parts of Canada that remains unexplained to this day!
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*There WILL be more Jeopardy!
*The next seasons for Fox and the CW. But don’t expect some shows until 2021! (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

THE PUZZLE CORNER: MAY 16, 2020

๐Ÿ˜ŽFUN FACT
Knowledge is knowing that Wings was not Paul McCartney’s first “backup group”.
Wisdom is knowing The Beatles were much more than that.

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?
♫But somehow they just don’t end up as mine♫

BEFORE AND AFTER
Two separate items share at least one word, and so can be combined to create something new. Based upon the clue below, do you know what the new thing is?
A short lived hit for the Rolling Stones???

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX๐Ÿ“ฆ and discover the results from the May 9, 2020 Puzzle Corner.


AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
Who do we know Maurice Micklewhite better as?
Actor Michael Caine.

TRIVIA TIME⌚
What is an overmorrow?
An old word for the day after tomorrow.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

SUNDAY FUNNIES: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY 2020

Puppy
HELLO EVERYBODY! 
Dragon, duh!

Today you have both Autumn the Puppy & Waxy Dragon here as we unite via the Internet to observe MOTHERS' DAY!

That's right Autumn, and what with that dang pandemic putting everything on pause, it's been especially tougher than normal being a mother this year.

Afraid so Waxy.
One of the most difficult jobs a person can have within their lifetime is to be a parent.
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to raise a child.
So here's to all our maternal parents!
You grand ladies know who you are.

But hey, it's a holiday, so let's celebrate!๐Ÿ™Œ
And you know what that means everybody...
IT'S JOKE TIME!

What is the "official" dance of Mothers' Day?
The Mom-bo.

What did the mother bee ask the cranky baby bee to do?
Beehave.

What did the baby porcupine ask the cactus?
Are you my mother?

Do baby lambs ask their mommies for their baa-baas when they’re hungry?

Folks, even without all the hassles and concerns that this COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis has raised, Mothers cook and clean and take care of their family and so much more that one lone day singled out to honor them just doesn't seem like enough.
So to every mother every where, not only do we sincerely thank you for being there and doing what you do, but we hope that you're taking care of yourselves as well.—AtP and wd.

The Sunday Funnies will return next weekend.
Until then, have a great week and STAY SAFE!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: MAY 3-9, 2020



MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.๐ŸŽ—
MAY 9 IS EUROPE DAY & INDEPENDENCE DAY IN ISRAEL.
MAY 9 MARKS THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF KERMIT THE FROG.๐Ÿธ
MAY 10 IS MOTHERS’ DAY.
MAY 16 IS ARMED FORCES DAY.
MAY 16 MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
JOAN OF ARC RECEIVING SAINTHOOD.
MAY 16 MARKS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST OPERATIONAL LASER.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W๐ŸŒRLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Some global opinions on American President Donald Trump’s pandemic responses.
*America (Trump???) thinks Russia and China are spreading lies about the pandemic???
*Alas, the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic numbers continue to rise. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Will the United States’ Congress investigate the World Health Organization???
*Opinion: Did Sweden do the right thing???
*No news in the Philippines???
*A potential aid in the fight against malaria???
*Have you seen Comet Swan???
*May 10 marks the 80th anniversary of Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister of England. His first formal address before the House of Commons was May 13.

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.

๐Ÿ˜ขPASSING PARADE…
*Matt Keough of the Oakland A’s⚾ is no longer with us.
*Actor John Ericson (various movies and TV series) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Professional football๐Ÿˆ legend Don Shula has passed away.
*Rapper TY (Benedict Chijioke) is no longer with us.
*Roy Horn๐Ÿฏ of Siegfried and Roy has passed away.
*Rock and Roll Hall of Famer “Little Richard” Penniman (credits too numerous to mention) is no longer with us.
*The real life Mary Pratt (A League of Their Own) has passed away.
*Indiana Pacers๐Ÿ€ founder Mike Storen is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
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.
*Does it really matter what color the (unwanted) wall should be??? The cost certainly does!
*But what about the health/safety of all the “detainees”???
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…
*The Trump Administration doesn’t want any more of Robert Mueller’s investigation records released.
*Trump vetoed a bill that would limit his war authority.
*CNN warns Trump about misleading ad!
*Guess who Trump’s new Post Master General is!
*No case against Michael Flynn???
*So which story is true???
*Will Trump ask the Supreme Court to END Obama Care???
THE US VERSUS COVID-19... (separated from the purely political news)
*Trump’s reaction to Former President George W. Bush’s hope for unity.
*Some global opinions on Trump’s pandemic responses.
*Another opinion concerning Trump's actions.
*America (Trump???) thinks Russia and China are spreading lies about the pandemic???
*Vice President Pence’s Press Secretary has tested positive for the virus.
*WHO wants everything reopened???
*Is Trump trying to blame Dr. Fauci now???
*Did Trump fire someone who tried to warn him about COVID-19 before it actually hit the US???
*Trump thinks the press has treated him worse than Abraham Lincoln???
*Ego Stroking versus the rules.
*The Trump Administration’s true projections concerning the pandemic???
*Trump doesn’t want his people talking!
*Is Trump trying to stage a pandemic news blackout???
*Trump is planning to change his pandemic response team membership roster.
*Trump is disagreeing with a knowledgeable nurse over medical supplies.
*We could of had masks WHEN???
*While there is some question as to where the document currently is, the Trump Administration disagrees with the CDC’s potential reopening guidelines. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Opinion: is the charade over???
*Don’t expect any help from the Small Business Administration!
*WHAT IS PROJECT AIRBRIDGE???
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*When DID he know???
*NO, the Obama Administration did NOT give the Wuhan Lab money!
*Did Trump speak truly when he said...???
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*THAT’S your defense???
*Will Congress investigate the World Health Organization???
*Does the Senate Intelligence Committee need a new chair???
ELSEWHERE…
*Did someone try to discredit Dr. Fauci???
*As of May 9, the state of your state, and their impending reopening plans. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*It’s NOT a religious issue!
*Shouldn’t they know better???
*WHY should we STOP our anit-virus research???
*WHY be against health care workers???
*Will the Supreme Court investigate how its members have been chosen lately???
*Is there a problem in Colorado???
*Flying cars in our lifetime???
๐Ÿ˜€AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*A trip down memory lane for auto buffs.
*That baseball card is worth how much???