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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 11-19-15: America Gets A Little Jittery

Several people were yanked off of a Southwest flight at Midway for fighting over seat assignments. The passengers were described as being of “Middle Eastern decent,” they were asking people to switch seats so they could all sit together, and they were taken off because they were making their fellow passengers “uncomfortable.”

Interesting Stat of the Day: $50 million.

Paul Ryan has shot down the idea of putting a religious test on refugees from Syria. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush wanted to only allow Christian refugees into the country.

Also, proving that stupidity is bipartisan: A mayor in Virginia, who is a Democrat is suggesting that internment camps might be the way to go. Basically, he said if it was good enough for the Japanese in WWII, it should work for fighting ISIS.

KFC and Dunkin Donuts are both toying with the idea of offering delivery service. Delivery fees will run somewhere around $5-7.

In technology news, Lyft, the RC Cola of on-demand ride sharing apps, predicts it will hit $1 billion in gross annual revenue based on its October performance.

Plus, a teacher in Poland decided it was a good idea to put a question on a physics test about pushing Syrian refugees off of a raft.

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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 7-27-15: Morons Have Freedom Of Speech Too

As you might expect, the Westboro Baptist Church idiots say they’ll protest the funerals of the victims of the Louisiana theater shooting spree. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was on Face The Nation and said they shouldn’t try it, and if they do, they’ll be arrested.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 4,175. That’s the total number of exoplanets that have been discovered by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

One side effect of the age of social media is that you’re always one misstep away from being the next viral video sensation. Now some parents are afraid to take their kids out in public, for fear that they’ll end up showing up online if their little snowflake does something interesting.

In Technology news, Twitter has decided to crack down on users who steal other people’s clever tweets.

In politics, Someone has created a website where users rank members of the United States Congress by their sexiness.

Plus, A Kuwait Airlines pilot decided it was a good idea to invite a porn star into the cockpit.

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