Monday, February 10, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Saint Scholastica Edition)

50 years ago this week, the Beatles annoyed the parents of countless Baby Boomers, and now after all these years they're annoying Boomers' children and grandchildren. This week Uncle Jay explains how even this can relate to today's news.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

The question on people's minds in Pittsburgh is, when is a Burger King not a Burger King? When it's ... well, uh, not exactly a Burger King. [WPXI-TV]

Have you ever lost your Twitter name? With the growing popularity of the social media platform, it could happen more often, especially when it's small enough to be missed. [Gizmodo]

In Portland, Oregon, a predominantly-African-American neighborhood doesn't want a Trader Joe's to be built on a lot that's been empty for years because it will attract too many white people, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase: "There goes the neighborhood." [The Oregonian]

At a bank in the UK, customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not give a good enough reason. It's like when your Mama keeps the lock on your piggy bank, only your a grownup and ... well, thank goodness that will never happen in America. Probably. [BBC]

In a related story, actor Samuel L Jackson was asked "It's because he's black, isn't it?" And he said, "Yeah." Refreshingly honest. [The Blaze]

We sure do love Fox News, don't we? Especially when reporter Megyn Kelly goes up against pompous windbag and political strategist James Carville. They're pretty evenly matched, and she appears more amused than irritated with him. Very classy. [Mediaite]

Finally, the NAACP is holding a march to protest voter identification laws, and is instructing marchers that they will have to bring a form of identification. [The Federalist Papers]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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