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January Rants Pt. 2❄

Welcome back to the latest edition of Rants in this new year of exciting stories and headlines.

Sports

Kansas City Chiefs


The Kansas City Chiefs have earned a spot in the AFC Championship for the first time since they were lead by H.O.F. QB Joe Montana. The Chiefs will take on the New England Patriots here in Kansas City Sunday, January 20, 2019, @ 6:40 EST. The game is going to be in blizzard-like conditions with temperatures nearing -5° and with wind chill -15°. The question is will the new lion take down the old lion? Will a legacy finally be put to an end or will the legend continue to grow even at his age?

Kansas City Chiefs announced yesterday that Chiefs die-hard Melissa Etheridge will be performing the National Anthem this Sunday at the AFC Championship Game.

Patrick Mahomes


I was correct and the right award winner won the MVP yesterday in the new superstar QB of the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes also won the offensive player of the year.

Baker Mayfield


The new prince of Cleveland Baler Mayfield won AFC rookie of the year.

NFC


The New Orleans Saint and the Los Angeles Rams have both advanced to the NFC Championship. The gale will be played on Sunday, January 20, 2019, @ 3:05 p.m. EST. Will the veteran outshine the newcomer or will the new guard outduel the old man.

Bob Costas


Bob Costas finally exits NBC after 40 years, with the 13-time Olympic host ‘quietly’ agreeing to a settlement on his multi-million dollar contract. Costas will continue work on MLB Network and may do hybrids on HBO.

New York Jets


Jet sign Adam Gase as head coach.

Muhammad Ali


Louisville airport to be renamed in honor of Muhammad Ali. This will be the greatest Aiport ever 😉.


Entertainment

Betty White


Happy birthday to Americas last Golden Girl Betty White, she’s 97 years old today.

Cardi B


Cardi B Calls Out President Trump In New Video Over US Government Shutdown.

Sade


Sade turned 60 years old yesterday. Sade Adu is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy award. She is also the most successful Solo Artist in British history, having sold over 110 music albums with over 50million sales. Sade was born in Ibadan, Oyo State. 🇳🇬

Rihanna


RiRi just filed the lawsuit, obtained by The Blast, against Ronald Fenty and a company called Fenty Entertainment. Rihanna claims her father, and another man named Moses Perkins created an entertainment company and have been soliciting business acting as agents of the singer.

Bad Boys


Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are reunited to announce that Bad Boys 3 is finally happening.

Netflix


Netflix is raising prices for all of its U.S. subscribers. It’s most popular plan will go from $11 to $13 per month. The company says the price increase will help pay for original shows and finance debt.


Politics

President Trump


President Donald Trump has signed the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act that will require some 800,000 federal employees to be compensated for wages lost or work performed during the partial government shutdown. The bill ensures back pay for furloughed workers and mandates that the roughly 500,000 employees working without immediate pay during the shutdown are able to take previously scheduled leave without consequence.
Excepted and exempted federal employees who work during a shutdown are already guaranteed back pay by law. Furloughed workers have historically always received their paychecks retroactively.

Microsoft


Microsoft will invest $500 million in affordable housing in the Seattle area to address inequality caused by the tech industry. Will they be constructed to eavesdrop on civilians, what’s the catch?

Cartel


A witness at the US trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has testified that he told US authorities the accused Mexican drug lord once paid a $100m bribe to former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. What a surprise?

Louis Farrakhan


The DNC has become the latest group to remove its name from the list of sponsors of the Women’s March less than 24 hours after one of the March’s leaders refused to denounce Louis Farrakhan.

Trump is Innocent?


ABC News Correspondent Johnathan Karl confirms Mueller investigation has found nothing and “will be anti-climatic.” The View co-hosts get upset and try to change the narrative. #TrumpIsAFreeMan

Google The Devil


Google employees melted down after the word “family” was used in a company presentation, documents obtained by TheDCNF show. Employees were upset that the word was used in a way that links families with children, which they argued was homophobic.


Weather


Winter Storm Harper has been named and will march across the entire country by Sunday as it heads east. Over 17 million people can see up to 1 foot of snow by Sunday night. 48 states to feel the storm caused by Harper.

San Francisco


3.7 magnitude earthquake near Piedmont shakes the Bay Area around 4:45 a.m.

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