BEWARE ANY VERSION OF
FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AWARENESS MONTH.
FEBRUARY IS HEART💖 HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.
JANUARY 31 IS INDEPENDENCE DAY IN NAURU.
JANUARY 31 IS NATIONAL GORILLA🦍 SUIT DAY IN THE UNITED STATES.
FEBRUARY 2 IS GROUNDHOG’S DAY.
FEBRUARY 4 IS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATION.
FEBRUARY MARKS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF
DC’S THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS MINI-SERIES BY FRANK MILLER.
AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been re-elected President of Portugal.
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…🌐
*Actor Gregory Sierra (Barney Miller, Sanford and Son, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Jeanette Maus (Charm City Kings, Your Sister’s Sister, more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Movie producer Alberto Grimaldi (Last Tango In Paris, Gangs of New York, more) is no longer with us.
*Frank Shankwitz, co-founder of the Make A Wish Foundation, has passed away.
*Actor Bruce Kirby (Stand By Me, LA Law, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Former professional baseball⚾ player and Minor League Manager Ron Johnson is no longer with us.
*Actor Peter Vere-Jones (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Xena: Warrior Princess, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Cloris Leachman (credits too numerous to mention) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Cicely Tyson (credits too numerous to mention) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Musician/producer Sophie Xeon is no longer with us.
*Journalist Mitchell Krauss, the CBS Network's Middle East correspondent, has passed away.
*Author Kathleen Ann Goonan (Queen City Jazz, War Time, more) is no longer with us.
*Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals has passed away.
*Saxophonist Grady Gaines (active since the 1950s) is no longer with us.
*Freddy, world’s tallest dog🐕 of current record, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.🌈
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
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 health and safety of all the “detainees” as well as the various costs under Donald Trump 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.
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021>AFTERMATH
*“We weren’t allowed to respond!”—National Guardsman.
*Biden’s Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State have been approved. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Although Trump nixed the Obama Administration idea, Harriet Tubman may replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill after all.
*Biden reversed another Trump anti-LGBTQ policy, but this guy has other ideas. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19… (separated from the purely political news)
The state of your state, from two different sources. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“Calling it ‘Kung Flu’ and other racial slurs is wrong!”—President Joseph Biden.
*“All information was censored.”—Dr. Brix, on life under Trump.
*President Biden has ordered additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine(s), an expenditure “President” Trump never wanted to make.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!✅
*One of Biden's potential new policies needs more work. See? Fact checking when needed.
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*With Republicans hoping to regain control after the 2022 mid-term election, Senators Portman (Ohio), Toomey (Pennsylvania) and Burr (North Carolina) have announced they’re not running for re-election.
*Democrats want to raise the minimum wage. Republicans???
*Republicans Kelly Anne Conway and Marjorie Taylor Greene: shouldn't they know better??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
Gone but not forgotten: Trump versus Republicans continues. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*For those interested, this year’s GLAAD nominees are...
*While never declared a “holiday” until 1976, National Gorilla🦍 Suit Day was first conceived by MAD magazine’s Don Martin in 1963!
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…