Saturday, April 30, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: APRIL 24-30, 2022

 BAN BOOK BANNINGS AND BURNINGS!
GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK😷
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

APRIL 30 IS VIETNAM’S REUNIFICATION DAY.
MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.🎀
MAY 1 IS INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY.
MAY 1 IS MAY DAY.
MAY 1, FOR THOSE CELBRATING, IS BELTANE IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
AND SAMHAIN FOR THE SOUTHERN.
MAY 2 IS FLAG DAY IN POLAND.
MAY 3 IS WORLD FREEDOM OF THE PRESS DAY, CONSTITUTION MEMORIAL DAY IN JAPAN AND POLAND’S CONSTITUTION DAY.
MAY 4 IS STAR WARS DAY. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU.😉
MAY 5 IS CINCO DE MAYO.
MAY 5 IS ALSO ISRAEL'S INDEPENDENCE DAY & CHILDRENS DAY IN JAPAN.
MAY 9 IS ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE DAY AND EUROPE DAY.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of April 30, 2022.
*Emmanuel Macron remains President of France yet his opponent, who some call “The French Donald Trump”, think her results were “a brilliant victory”. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Alien wreckage found on Mars, provided you consider Humans the aliens in this case.
*May 6 is the 85th anniversary of the Hindenburg dirigible’s last flight.

*April 26: “They’re aiding our enemies!”—Russia’s view of the rest of the world.
*“Hold Russia and Putin accountable for war crimes! The Ukraine is a slaughterhouse!”—Human Rights Attorney Amal Clooney to the United Nations.

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…🌐


😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Former Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has passed away.
*Legendary Comic Book Artist Neal Adams (way too many credits to list!) is no longer with us.
*Actor Bob Elkins (numerous TV and theatrical movies) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Saxophonist🎷 Andrew Woolfolk (Earth, Wind and Fire; other musical acts) is no longer with us.
*Author/screenwriter Harold Livingston (many novels and productions) has passed away.
*Naomi Judd of The Judds is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Former “President” Trump declared a “national emergency” to build his border wall, separating
families upon apprehension. President Joseph Biden nullified the emergency, but other matters pertaining to these issues still have to be dealt with.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to full y 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
POLITICALLY…

*May 3 is the 220th anniversary of Washington, DC being incorporated to become the United States’ national capital.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*No execution, for now, and why. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Florida’s “Government” versus Disney continues, if they can get it right. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*One WOMAN’S opinion: NO abortions if raped!
*Steve Martin's ♫King Tut♫, 1978 versus 2022. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*It’s a proven fact that Marjorie Taylor Greene lied in open court. Even her lawyer says so! So where else has she lied??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*More evidence to keep Greene off any ballot has been found, although no verdict in the case has been reached yet.
ELSEWHERE…
*Trump’s continued legal “strategies” lead to a Contempt of Court Charge. $10,000 a day fine until he complies! (There are 22/TWO separate links in this item.)
*April 30th is the 210th anniversary of Louisiana joining the United States of America.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: APRIL 30, 2022

😎FUN FACT
111, 111, 111 multiplied by 111, 111, 111 equals 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321

HUH? (misquotes)
The misquote is below. All you have to do is give us the correct quote and source. Ready?
♫There’s a bathroom on the right.♫

NEXT?
What is the next item(s) in the sequence below?
All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, __________, ___________, and ____________.

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the April 23, 2022 Puzzle Corner.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
What do we call Stewardesses now?
Flight Attendants.

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
Who was the first performer to play a Vulcan, a Romulan, AND a Klingon within the Star Trek franchise?
Actor Mark Leonard. Vulcan, Spock’s father in the original series TV episode “Journey To Babel”. A Romulan in the original series TV episode “Balance of Terror”, and an unnamed Klingon Captain in Star Trek: The (first) Motion Picture.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

SUNDAY FUNNIES: RUFFING IT

Looking around for a good joke.
 Hey Everybody! Koda Canine here!
Finally had a nice enough day where I could spend a little time in my backyard beyond answering Nature's call.
Of course you'll notice the harness and lead.
Safety first.


Anyway, from my vantage point I can see one of my people checking out their vehicle.
Not sure what's going on but a small box was just taken out of it and set upon a tarp nearby.
There's two bumps on top of the box. The owner checked it and smiled.
From what I can see, one of the bumps is positive.
Hope it's not terminal.😉

Despite how it looks out here, it's only in the upper 50s at the moment, so I won't be staying out very long.
I may like the great outdoors but the outdoors don't seem that great to me today. 😕

Have you ever wondered who this Pete guy is and why people do things for his sake?
I can't recall ever meeting him but it is a good question to ponder until I do see him.

By the way, best estimates for those keeping track are that I'm somewhere between 6 and 8 months old right now.
But for the record I'm not short. I'm just closer to the ground than most people.

That old adage of stopping to smell the roses?🌹🌹
When are they even gonna be in bloom so I can find out what they smell like to begin with?

Do you think that when fish🐟🐠 get thrown back by the fishermen🎣, they swim around yelling about alien abduction to the point that other fish stop talking to them?

Most of the time I can't hear my people telling me to stop barking at squirrels, but I certainly can hear them trying to eat something they don't want me knowing about! 😀

Friendly advice. If you are being chased by a pack of wild taxidermists, DON'T play dead!

And remember, a dog will eat anything until you attempt to put medication in it.
Then we become finickier than Gordon Ramsey!

So on that note♫, take care.
STAY SAFE! 😷
And please be back here again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!KC.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: APRIL 17-23, 2022

GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK😷
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

APRIL 23 IS NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY DAY & CHILDREN’S DAY IN TURKEY.
APRIL 25 IS ANZAC DAY FOR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.
APRIL 25 IS ALSO ITALY'S LIBERATION DAY.
APRIL 25 IS WORLD PENGUIN🐧 DAY.
APRIL 26 IS WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY.
APRIL 27 IS HAIRBALL AWARENESS DAY TO PROMOTE BETTER PET HEALTH.
APRIL 28 IS BOTH ARBOR DAY🌲 AND WORLD ASTRONOMY DAY.
MAY IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.🎀
MAY 1 IS MAY DAY.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem. (There are 4/FOUR separate links in this item.)
*Thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of April 23, 2022.

*Did the “deadline” live up to its name??? Depends upon who you ask. (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…🌐
*April 25 is World Penguin🐧 Day.
*April 28 Arbor Day🌲 and World Astronomy Day

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Actor Rio Hackford (The Mandalorian, American Crime Story, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Composer♫ Sir Harry Birtwistle (numerous compositions over a long career) has passed away.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Former “President” Trump declared a “national emergency” to build his border wall, separating
families upon apprehension. President Joseph Biden nullified the emergency, but other matters pertaining to these issues still have to be dealt with.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to full y 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
*“That wasn’t my intention,” claims Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
*“Beware disinformation and outright lies.”—Former President Barack Obama.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*A (Trump) Judge has canceled the mask mandate travel extension, despite a surge in Omicron/COVID cases.
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*A math book really is just a math book, except in Florida. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
ELSEWHERE…
*April 30th is the 210th anniversary of Louisiana joining the United States of America.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: APRIL 23, 2022

😎FUN FACT
The ancient term Stewardesses is the longest English word that can be typed solely with the left side of any keyboard.

AKA, ALSO KNOWN AS
What do we call Stewardesses now?

FAMOUS FIRSTS🥇
Who was the first performer to play a Vulcan, a Romulan, AND a Klingon within the Star Trek franchise?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the April 16, 2022 Puzzle Corner.

REBUS
Something familiar is represented in the image below. Do you know what it is?

MILL1ON = One in a million. Something very rare.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you form out of the letters in EASTER?
Hint: There’s more than you think.
A, are, arse, art(s), as, Aster (type of flower), at, ate
Ear(s), East, eat(s)
Rat(s), rest, reseat, reset
Sat, sea, sear, seat, see, seer, set, star, star, stare, steer
Tar(s), tare(s), tea(s), tear(s), tease, teaser, tee(s), terse
More than the 43 listed above might be possible.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

SUNDAY FUNNIES: HOPPY EASTER 2022

Hello every bunny!
It's your old friend E.B. the Easter Bunny here, bringing everyone some fun Easter jokes.
Don't worry. Not only have I gotten great at stealth deliveries, I've been EXTRA careful the last couple of years because of that bad pandemic going around.
I had my mask and gloves on during the entire trip.

Anyway your regular hosts, Piper D. Katt and Koda Canine, have the holiday off to be with their families.
If you had to work today, unless you're in the military, law enforcement, fire prevention, or the medical industries; shame on your employers!

And especially to those folks in the medical field, we tip our bonnets to you!
Anyway, these are the yolks, folks!

"Everybody Bunny Hop!" 🐇🐇🐇🐇
How do wet bunnies dry themselves after they take a bath or shower?
With a hare dryer!

What do you call a group of rabbits marching backward?
A receding hare line!

What is the bunny motto?
"Don't worry, be hoppy."

What do you call a rabbit who performs stand up comedy?
A funny bunny!

Why shouldn't you tell an Easter Egg a joke?
It might crack up.

You know your diet isn't going well when all your eggs are from Cadbury!

What do you call an egg from outer space?
An Egg-stra terrestial!

Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it's easier than trying to wallpaper them!

How do bunnies stay fit?
With eggs-ercise and hare-robics!

How many Easter eggs can you put in an empty basket?
Only one. After that it’s not empty anymore!

What did the rabbit🐰 say to the carrot🥕?
It’s been nice gnawing you!

What’s the best way to make Easter easier?
Put an “i” where the “t” is.

How does Easter end?
With an “R”!

What am I the day after Easter?
Eggshausted! 😉

So on that note♫ it's been fun folks!
As usual I'm gonna hop home, kick back, relax, hang out with the Mrs., the family and my peeps🐣🐤🐥 and take a well deserved carrot🥕 break before I start planning things for next Easter.

Don't worry though.
While I can't say exactly when, things WILL get better.😀
Until then, STAY STRONG, STAY SAFE😷, and HOPPY EASTER EVER BUNNY!eb.🐰

Saturday, April 16, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: APRIL 10-16, 2022

 BAN BOOK BANNINGS AND BURNINGS!
GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK😷
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

APRIL 17 IS EASTER🐰 SUNDAY.
APRIL 17 IS THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF
LOONEY TUNES’ DAFFY DUCK DEBUTING IN PORKY’S DUCK HUNT.
APRIL 20 MARKS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARNABY COMIC STRIP.
APRIL 22 IS EARTH🌍 DAY.
THIS MONTH MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE APOLLO 16 LUNAR MISSION.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of April 16, 2022.
*Pakistan has a new Prime Minister. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*Finland and Sweden plan to join NATO despite Putin’s wishes otherwise. Does that make either of them his next target??? (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*American aid to the Ukraine coming. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Who sank Russia’s battleship??? (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…🌐
*April 22 is Earth🌍 Day.
*April 25 is World Penguin🐧 Day.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Former professional football🏈 player turned coach Gary Brown has passed away.
*Former professional basketball🏀 player John Drew is no longer with us.
*Author Jack Higgins (The Eagle Has Landed and many other novels) has passed away.
*Comedian Gilbert Gottfried (Saturday Night Live, Aladdin, more) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Actress Liz Sheridan (various TV and movie roles in a long career) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Professional wrestler turned actor Sonny Caldinez (various TV and movie roles) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*Former “President” Trump declared a “national emergency” to build his border wall, separating families upon apprehension. President Joseph Biden nullified the emergency, but other matters pertaining to these issues still have to be dealt with.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to full y 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
POLITICALLY…
*American aid to the Ukraine coming. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*Florida and Kentucky also now allow only limited abortion access. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*“Do your own dirty work!”—Family Services Personnel to Texas’ “Governor”.
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
*HUH???
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Mitch McConnell swears to “Rein Biden in” if Republicans win a Congressional majority during the 2022 mid-term elections this fall.
*Democrats versus Republicans. It’s a matter of perspective. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
*AMERICAN INCOME TAX FORMS ARE DUE BY APRIL 18TH!
*A suspect has been arrested in the Brooklyn Subway Shootings. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Scottie Scheffler has won the 2022 Masters Golf🏌 Tournament.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*HAPPY EASTER!