Saturday January 19, 2019

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John Stossel: Government shutdown lessons – We could take a chainsaw to so much of government

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” During shutdowns, government tells “nonessential workers” not to come to work. But if they’re nonessential, then why do we pay 400,000 of them? Why do we still pay 100,000 American soldiers in Germany, Japan, Italy and England? Didn’t we win those wars?  More…

‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen charged with bouncing checks

“To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been charged with issuing bad checks and failing to pay thousands of dollars to a vendor for marketing materials. Hansen, 59, of Shippan, Connecticut, turned himself in to police over the bounced checks on Monday and was charged with "issuing a bad check," Stamford Police said.  More…

Fake Washington Post claiming Trump resigned pops up in DC

It’s fake “fake news.” Bogus copies of the Washington Post were circulated around Washington, DC, Wednesday morning with a blaring front-page headline claiming President Trump had resigned.  More…

Gillette goes politically correct against men


Bury the base. This is what happens when Procter & Gamble hires its marketing department from liberal arts colleges.

Woman banned from Walmart after riding cart while drinking wine from Pringles can

Police were called to a Texas Walmart after a woman was reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding an electric cart in the parking lot.  More…

Surgeon fined $3,000 after mistakenly removing patient’s kidney

A Florida surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine after removing a woman’s kidney that he thought was a tumor. West Palm Beach surgeon Ramon Vasquez cut Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two surgeons could perform a back operation at the Wellington Regional Medical Center.  More…

Shirts combining Idaho, California into ‘Idafornia’ spark furious online debate

An Idaho artist’s attempt at humor and social commentary with a shirt design combining Idaho and California set off a war of words online between Gem State natives and California transplants. The artist said the shirts were intended to provide a commentary on the number of Californians moving to Idaho, most of whom are fleeing that state’s notoriously high cost of living and high taxes.  More…

Megyn Kelly finalizes NBC exit, will get remainder of $69M deal

The anchor — who left “Today” in October amid her infamous on-air “blackface” comments over Halloween — now plans to head back to TV. In a statement NBC News said: “The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC.”  More…

Jayme Closs, missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were shot dead, found safe

A girl who went missing three months ago after her parents were shot to death in their Wisconsin home was found safe Thursday, police said. Jayme Closs, 13, turned up in the town of Gordon, about 70 miles from where she was last seen.  More…

Jeff Bezos leaves $137B on the line without prenup in divorce

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, who announced they are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, did not have a prenuptial agreement – meaning they will divide their gargantuan fortune equally, according to a report on Thursday,  More…

Kate Beckinsale leaves Golden Globes party with Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale were spotted leaving the Netflix Golden Globes party together. “They were flirting and sipping Moët champagne,” a spy told “Page Six TV.” “They were outside on the patio and left together.”  More…

JonBenet Ramsey’s brother settles $750M CBS suit

A $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by the brother of JonBenet Ramsey has been settled. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.  More…

Samuel L. Jackson endorses calling Trump a ‘motherf–ker’

With “great vengeance and furious anger,” “Pulp Fiction” actor Samuel L. Jackson endorsed newly minted Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s remark that she was going to Washington to impeach the “motherf–ker.”  More…

Golden Globes 2019: Winners announced in film and television

Sunday night’s Golden Globes ended with a shocking upset as critics’ favorite A Star Is Born missed out on the Best Picture gong to Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-starring passion project had been hotly tipped to take home multiple gongs – but instead just picked up a single trophy, for Best Original Song.  More…

Poland shuts down 13 escape room sites after 5 teens die in fire

Polish officials have shut down 13 escape room entertainment sites for safety flaws and the prime minister asked people Sunday to report such lapses to firefighters and police after five teenage girls were killed in a fire.  More…