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Sunday, January 28, 2018

A video in which a Southern California high school teacher is heard slamming members of the military as "the frickin' lowest of the low" in a classroom rant to students has gone viral. El Rancho High history teacher Gregory Salcido -- who also serves as an elected Pico Rivera city councilman and was once mayor -- even goes so far as to refer to those who are in the military overseas as failed students who had no choice but to serve, "Fox & Friends" reported Sunday. "Think about the people you know who are over there," Salcido is heard saying. "Your freakin' stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They're dumb s - - - s. They're not high-level bankers. They're not academic people. They're not intellectual people." "They're the freakin' lowest of our low."

Not wishing myself older but I wish I could have seen her in concert.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kentucky Fried Chicken has yet another new face donning the iconic persona of Colonel Sanders. This time, the restaurant chain is using country music star Reba McEntire. She will be the first female to take the revolving role, CBS News reported. In the new ad, McEntire also has a cameo as herself after teasing that there's no resemblance to a famous singer before finally singing "I swear I'm not a famous woman." McEntire is being used to promote KFC's new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. She is following in the footsteps of Rob Lowe, George Hamilton, Darrell Hammond and Jim Gaffigan who have also helped introduce new types of chicken, Entertainment Weekly reported. "We picked Reba McEntire because she is a perfect fit for KFC and Smoky Mountain BBQ. She embodies the qualities of the colonel with her showmanship and entrepreneurial spirit," KFC Chief Marketing Officer Andrea Zahumensky told USAToday. read more

Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn resigned Saturday as Republican National Committee finance chairman, amid published news reports about sexual misconduct, the RNC confirmed with Fox News. "Today I accepted Steve Wynn's resignation as Republican National Committee finance chair," said RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Wynn's resignation was reported first by Politico. The news comes amid a report Friday from The Wall Street Journal saying that dozens of women accused the 74-year-old businessman of sexual misconduct.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Charlotte-based Bank of America has eliminated a free checking account popular with lower-income customers. The bank is now requiring customers to keep more money in their accounts to avoid a $12 monthly fee. "In order to avoid the maintenance fee customers will have to have a direct deposit of $250 or more per month or keep a daily minimum of $1,500 or more per month," wrote Mel San, who started a www.change.org">petition on Change.org which has 66,537 signatures. "In order to avoid the maintenance fee customers will have to have a direct deposit of $250 or more per month or keep a daily minimum of $1,500 or more per month. Many low income families do not meet these requirements. There have been times where I've only had $10 to my name. That wouldn't even cover the maintenance fee."


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