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Ripping the Headlines Today, 12/27/16

Dec 282016
 
 By , December 28, 2016

Making fun of the headlines today, so you don’t have to

The news doesn’t need to be complicated and confusing; that’s what any new release from Microsoft is for. And, as in the case with anything from Microsoft, to keep the news from worrying our pretty little heads over, remember something new and equally indecipherable will come out soon.

Really all you need to do is follow one simple rule: barely pay attention and jump to conclusions. So, here are some headlines today and my first thoughts:

headlines today Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin offers to perform at Donald Trump inauguration

And, get sworn in.

EU extends Crimea sanctions on Russia

They actually didn’t tell them directly, instead they sent an email to John Podesta.

A&E cancels KKK Docu-Series citing ethical violations

Damn, and I was so looking forward to a show called ‘Boyz in the Hoods.’

Staples Center to unveil 1,200-pound statue of Shaquille O’Neal in March

‪Shaq says he hopes he’ll drop enough weight by then to be same weight as statue.

Person removed from flight after allegedly harassing Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner

Hey, Rudy Giuliani, it’s not their fault you’re not Secretary of State.

Giuliani: ‘Trump ‘didn’t forget’ about me and Christie’

At least not when he needs to send someone out to pick up the dry cleaning.

Happy 70th birthday, Dick Wolf

Look for his next show Law and Order: AARP.

Jill (Duggar) Dillard is pregnant again

This family’s wombs should be listed with Airbnb.

Amy Schumer buys back father’s farm years after they ‘lost everything’ to bankruptcy

Or, maybe, it was Wendy Liebman’s father’s farm.

Russia hired internet trolls to pose as pro-Trump Americans

It was the correct use of your and you’re that gave them away.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been accused of abusing Fentanyl

Look for him to beat a confession out of himself.

George Michael passes away at 53

Let’s just replace this year’s Grammy’s with a three-hour ‘In Memoriam’ section.

Paul Ryan says free school lunches give kids ‘an empty soul’

So, what he’s saying is one day they, too, could grow up to be House Speaker.

NFL says arrests reduced more than 50 percent from three years ago

Players apologize and say they’ll try harder to get those numbers back up.

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