Saturday, July 13, 2024

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JULY 7-13, 2024: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 
WE NEED
MORE GUN
RESPONSIBILITY
NOW! 

ALL INEQUALITY HAS TO STOP!

BAN BOOK BANS AND BURNINGS! 
WEAR YOUR MASK😷 WHEN NECESSARY
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

JULY 16 IS THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE HISTORIC LAUNCH OF APOLLO 11.
JULY 16 IS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF STARGATE: ATLANTIS.
JULY 17 IS SOUTH KOREA’S CONSTITUTION DAY & WORLD EMOJI DAY.😎
JULY 17 IS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF
APOLLO & SOYUZ SPACE CAPSULES DOCKING TOGETHER.
(They would separate 2 days later.)
JULY 20 IS THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF
APOLLO 11 CAPSULE LANDING ON THE MOON.
JULY 21 IS THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASTRONAUTS
NEIL ARMSTRONG & EDWIN ALDRIN, JUNIOR
WALKING ON THE LUNAR SURFACE.
JULY 21 IS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE GENEVA ACCORDS DIVIDING VIETNAM.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌏RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*The COVID state of the world, as of July 13, 2024.

🌍NATO NEWS…
*NATO held its annual summit in the United States and helped the Ukraine. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*There are 5/FIVE separate links in the header above.

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…

🌌SPACE NEWS…
*July 16 marks the 55th anniversary of the start of the historic Apollo 11 mission that eventually landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Junior on the moon.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*Astronaut John Engle is no longer with us.
*Actress Shelley Duvall (The Shining, Popeye, much more) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Mary Martin the talent scout is no longer with us.
*Actress-producer Judy Belushi-Pisano (The Blues Brothers, Animal House, widow of John Belushi) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Biochemist Bengt Samuelsson (1982 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology/Medicine) is no longer with us.
*Child star Benji Gregory (ALF and other television shows) has taken his last bow on life’s stage. (His passing was just recently made public.)
*Noted therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer is no longer with us.
*Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys has passed away.
*Artist Bill Viola, "The Rembrandt of the Video Age", is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*July 19 is the 40th anniversary of Geraldine Ferraro becoming the first female Vice Presidential candidate. She and Walter Mondale would lose to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush that November.
🗹ELECTION 2024…
*“I’m not dropping out of the race.”—President Biden to fellow Democrats.
THE SUPREME COURT REPORT…
*Petitions are being circulated in hopes of having Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito impeached. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Except for administrative functions, the Court is in recess until the first Monday of October.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*The hotel wouldn’t consider hiring an African American, but they did call him for an interview thinking he was Caucasian???
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
TRUMP’S TRIAL(S)…
The Classified Documents Trial…
New York’s ‘Hush Money’ Trial…
ELSEWHERE…
*A Judge has declared no bankruptcy for Rudy Giuliani, who now must pay off his creditors and law suits.
*While another Boeing plane lost a wheel, the company has entered a plea deal to avoid trial over past crashes. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Speculation: The future of education???
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JULY 13, 2024

 😎FUN FACT
The top three newspaper enigmas, in order are: the crossword puzzle, the Jumble and Sudoku.

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 while they’re busy kissing him well I’m just kissing dirt.♫

FAMOUS FIRSTS
Who was the first actor or actress to ever appear on the cover of Time magazine?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the July 6, 2024 Puzzle Corner.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Considering how many countries are celebrating it this summer, how many new words can you spell out of the letters in INDEPENDENCE?
Cede
Deed, deep, den, depend, dice, diced, die, died, dine, dined
End, ended
I, ice, in, inn
Nee, need, needed, nice, niece
Pen, pend, pin, pine, pined
More than the 27 listed above might be possible.

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

Sunday, July 7, 2024

SUNDAY FUNNIES: IT IS SO HOT...

 Hello Everybody! Piper D. Katt here!
I don't know about things where you are, but it is so hot here, my people are putting ice cubes🧊🧊 in their waterbed!
This is one feline who is staying inside her people's house today to maintain her cool cat reputation, figuratively and literally!

Anyway, to continue this week's theme: IT IS SO HOT...

Eskimos are installing air conditioning units in their igloos!

I hear some people have cranked up the setting on their ACs to “Bankruptcy.”

Birds are moving in with the worms to stay cool.

The garlic🧄 in the garden took off its cloves.

Cows🐄🐮 are giving evaporated milk.

Chickens🐔🐔 are laying hard-boiled eggs.🥚🥚

Like my new lawn?
Polar bears and all the other Arctic animals are wearing sunscreen.

Bread🍞 is already toasted when you take it out of the wrapper!

Squirrels are picking nuts up off the ground with pot holders.

Alexa asked for a drink of water!

Optimus Prime turned into an air conditioner.

The current reading on the thermometer🌡 is "Don't ask."

The corn popped🍿 while still on the cob.

We stopped telling "It is so hot..." jokes!
So on that note♫, take care.
STAY SAFE!
Have a great week and please be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!PDK.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JUNE 30-JULY 6, 2024: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS


 
BEWARE
HURRICANE



WE NEED MORE
GUN RESPONSIBILITY
NOW! 

ALL INEQUALITY HAS TO STOP!

BAN BOOK BANS AND BURNINGS! 
WEAR YOUR MASK😷 WHEN NECESSARY
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

JULY 6 IS MALAWI’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
JULY 7 IS WORLD CHOCOLATE🍫 DAY.
JULY 9 IS INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR ARGENTINA & SOUTH SUDAN.
JULY 10 IS THE BAHAMAS’ INDEPENDENCE DAY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*The COVID state of the world, as of July 6, 2024.

*There are 5/FIVE separate links in the header above.
*Yet Hamas wants to discuss the US created hostage release and peace proposals. (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…

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost to war.
*Famous baseball⚾ player and 1967 World Series winner Orlando Cepeda has passed away.
*Record producer Peter Collins (Bon Jovi, Rush, Alice Cooper and many more) is no longer with us.
*Oscar winning (China Town) screenwriter, producer, director and actor Robert Towne (numerous credits over a decades long career) has passed away.
*Guitarist Tom Fowler (worked most notably with his brothers, along with Ray Charles and Frank Zappa) is no longer with us.
*Film producer Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar, more) has passed away.
*Minnesota Vikings rookie Khyree Jackson, along with Isaiah Hazel and Anthony Lytton Junior, are no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
🗹ELECTION 2024…
THE SUPREME COURT REPORT…
*Opinions: How President Biden could react to the Court's Immunity Ruling. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*On the issues of Insulin and the Popular Vote from last week’s debate. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
😷THE US VERSUS COVID…
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*Congress is in recess until July 8 for the Independence Day holiday.
TRUMP’S TRIAL(S)…
The Classified Documents Trial…
New York’s ‘Hush Money’ Trial…
ELSEWHERE…
*Rudy Giuliani has been disbarred in New York for his part in trying to overthrow the 2020 Presidential election.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…


THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP (AND THEIR BOTS?) FOR GRANTING US 25,249 PAGE VIEWS😐 IN JUNE 2024.

THE PUZZLE CORNER: JULY 6, 2024

 😎FUN FACT
Martin Van Buren was the first American born on native soil that became President of the United States. Everyone before him was automatically considered a citizen after the US won its independence from Great Britain.

THE LETTER SHUFFLE
Considering how many countries are celebrating it this summer, how many new words can you spell out of the letters in INDEPENDENCE?

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

Noon Good

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX📦 and discover the results from the June 29, 2024 Puzzle Corner.

QUIZ TIME!⏳
We all watch them, but did you know what the network acronyms stand for?📺
01. ABC = American Broadcasting Company
02. AMC = American Movie Classics
03. BBC = British Broadcasting Corporation
04. BET = Black Entertainment Television
05. CBS = Columbia Broadcasting System
06. CNN = Cable News Network
07. CSPAN = Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network
08. ESPN = Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
09. HBO = Home Box Office
10. NBC = National Broadcasting Company
11. PBS = Public Broadcasting Service
12. TBS = Turner Broadcasting System
13. TCM = Turner Classic Movies
14. TMC = The Movie Channel
15. TNT = Turner Network Television
16. TWC = The Weather Channel

Sunday, June 30, 2024

SUNDAY FUNNIES: JOKES, KODA STYLE (misc. jokes)

 Hello Everybody! Koda Canine here!
Does anyone have any idea what is going on with the weather?
One moment you're hot.🌞
The next you're wet because it's raining☔ like crazy.
Then you need a blanket to sleep with because it gets chilly overnight before getting hot again the next day.
Makes one wonder...
In any event, I thankfully spent most of this past week digging up assorted jokes from everywhere to share with you now while I'm stuck indoors so my fur stays dry. Ready?

When the weather's good I love going outdoors.
It's much safer than going out windows.

If Apple made cars, would they have windows?

I found a great place online to order sausage. I’ll send you a link.

They are making a movie about a semi-truck. The trailer looks interesting.
"Is there a Doctor in the house?"

Where do fortune tellers go on vacation?
Palm Beach.

You should never fall in love with a tennis player.🎾
Love means nothing to them.

OH NO!!!
I’ve lost my ability to be normal!
What should I do?

My people's kids are so open to experiencing culture, they’ll try anything from chicken tenders at a Mexican restaurant to chicken tenders at a Chinese restaurant.

Me: “Am I hungry or bored?”
My Stomach: “Let’s eat until we figure it out.”

Did you know that one actual day on Venus is estimated to last 5832 hours?
The same amount of time as one Monday on Earth.🌎

So on that note♫, have a good week.
Take care.
STAY SAFE!
A HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY to those celebrating Thursday and please be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!KC.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: WEEK ENDING JUNE 23-29, 2024: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS


WE NEED MORE
GUN RESPONSIBILITY
NOW! 

ALL INEQUALITY HAS TO STOP!

BAN BOOK BANS AND BURNINGS! 
WEAR YOUR MASK😷 WHEN NECESSARY
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

JUNE IS LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH.🌈
JUNE IS ALSO WORLD OCEANS MONTH & BLACK MUSIC MONTH.
JUNE 30 IS ASTEROIDS AWARENESS DAY.
JULY 1 IS CANADA DAY.🍁
JULY 2 IS WORLD UFO👽 DAY.
JULY 3 IS BELARUS’ INDEPENDENCE DAY.
JULY 4 IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY
& REPUBLIC DAY IN THE PHILIPPINES.
JULY 6 IS MALAWI’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
JULY 7 IS WORLD CHOCOLATE🍫 DAY.

AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*The COVID state of the world, as of June 29, 2024.
*Archaeologists have made new discoveries in Pompeii and Durrës. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)

*There are 5/FIVE separate links in the header above.


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…

🌌SPACE NEWS…
*June 30 is Asteroids Awareness Day.
*July 2 is World UFO👽 Day.

😢PASSING PARADE…
*Author and 2013 Nobel Literature Prize winner Alice Munro (numerous short stories over a long career) is no longer with us.
*Actor Bill Cobbs (a plethora of roles from 1974 to 2023) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Professional ice hockey🏒 legend Marty Pavelich has passed away.
*Actor Martin Mull (numerous credits over a long career) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Musician/writer Richard “Kinky” Friedman (a decades long career in music and literature) is no longer with us.
*Surfing🏄 actor Tamayo Perry (multiple achievements and roles) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Film editor/producer/director Bud S. Smith (from 1969’s Putney Swope to 2013’s Alone, Yet Not Alone) is no longer with us.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
POLITICALLY…
*June 28 is the 130th anniversary of Labor Day becoming an official Federal holiday.
🗹ELECTION 2024…
THE SUPREME COURT REPORT…
*After another schedule changing week began, the Court decided not hear a case involving Home Depot. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…

IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
TRUMP’S TRIAL(S)…
The Classified Documents Trial…
*Opinions: Should there be a different judge hearing this important case??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…