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Because the world is a weird place, here's some more random 'news' tidbits for you this morning.

Because as I looked further at today's "breaking news" stories I saw some things that jumped out at me. This next grouping of news "tidbits" is a smattering of different categories of news, some that made me go WTH, or just flat out shake my head.

  • University of Texas at Austin has removed the on campus statue of Jefferson Davis. This comes after the confederate flag controversary of the last couple of months. Apparently the statue is going to be moved indoors to the museum on campus, officials believe this is a more "appropriate" place for the statue. So therefor they aren't really accomplishing anything, except moving it- which kind of defeats the whole purpose of taking it down as to not to offend anyone if you ask me. But what do I know?
  • Miley Cyrus has been named the worst celeb role modle for children. This leads me to ask, why on earth did it ake so long? She's been messing up, and dressing scantily and borderline a little crazy for a few years now. Why is this just now becoming 'breaking news'?
  • Obama has announced that he is changing the name of North America's tallest peak Mount McKinley to Denali. Why is this on the top of his to-do list. Surely there is something more important that the president could be focusing on?
  • Oh in other presidential news, Obama is in Alaska and is apparently while there filming a special with Bear Gryllis. Not trying to be overly rude here, but Obama doesn't exactly strike me as a survivalist type of person.
  • Hurricane Fred is forming in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • September 9th 2015 , Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning monarch in Britian's history, with the record breaking reign of 63 years.

So there are a few more random news stories. Some with the bonus of my commentary. I don't know if I'll get anymore news stories up today, but I found these ones and just had to share. This is also my eighth post of the day, and it's just eleven am here in the Gulf.

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cmoneyspinner wrote on August 31, 2015, 8:23 PM

* University of Texas at Austin has removed the on campus statue of Jefferson Davis.
CONTRAST: The statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down.
* Miley Cyrus has been named the worst celeb role model for children.
If it concerns damaging children perhaps it could qualify as 'breaking news'. But? Which parents are telling their kids to do what Miley does? (O.o)
* Obama changing the name of Mount McKinley to Denali.
Could have been on his To Do List since he first took office and he's finally getting around to it. He is on his way out. Maybe he didn't want to leave it undone. (O.o)
* Obama is in Alaska.
So! The citizens know can pinpoint the location of the POTUS? Good to know in case of emergency.
* Hurricane Fred is forming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Thanks! I did not know that.
* Queen Elizabeth II, British monarch for 63 years.
Reigning is not the same as tyrannical ruling. So she can reign for another 63 years. That's cool! emoticon :smile:
lexiconlover - How have you been feeling these days? You seem to be in good spirits.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 31, 2015, 8:25 PM

Perhaps the University of Texas at Austin is moving the statue indoors to protect it from protesters who might deface it. I have a suspicion that one day in the future will we learn things about Miley and Billy Ray that will make even the most stoic of us sick to our stomachs. I've been calling that mountain Denali for decades, ever since I visited Alaska in the early 1980s and learned that is what people in Alaska call it. I'd forgotten it was even called Mt McKinley. On the other hand, I don't think the President actually has the authority to change the names of mountains. I'm sure Obama's idea of roughing it is eating dinner and forgetting to use his salad fork. In the days before Hurricane Floyd I might have joked and said who's going to be afraid of a storm named Fred. One has to be somewhat in awe of QEII's longevity.