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Friday, April 28, 2023

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[Bill to Tear Down Historic Buildings] But critics say the bills are anything but narrow. They say the bills, which contain no analysis of impact, are so broadly written that the result will be a demolition derby as developers seize the chance to tear down historic buildings to clear and flip properties — a common practice in older areas poised for redevelopment known as speculative demolition. They say the measures could be destructive for the historic fabric of their communities and their economies. Link

[Dog Duet] OooWwwwww! OooWwwwww!

Ed Sheeran sings in court as part of Marvin Gaye plagiarism case. British singer testifies about songwriting practices and plays guitar during trial over whether he copied Gaye’s classic Let’s Get it On. Link  
[Transgender] I can’t understand why the media continues mislabeling these mental unbalanced men pretending to be a woman. They aren’t women, they are men caught up with their fantasies of dress up and these men should be committed to mental health facilities to help them get back to reality. No matter how much hormone replacement therapy or cosmetic surgery they take, they will never be anything other than what they were born with. Even if they cut off their pee pees and become eunuchs they won’t be magically transformed into a female; just another very sick man. I blame the media for furthering this delusion by keeping it in the news.
Suspect in beating for former San Francisco fire commissioner released, but still faces charges. Prosecutors said the victim, Don Carmignani, failed to appear in court to testify because of his injuries from the attack. Video

[For Sale] Rare first-generation Tesla. No low-ballers, I know what I have.

Mike Pence testified before a federal grand jury on Thursday in Washington about Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, according to a source familiar with the matter, a day after an appeals court rejected a last-ditch motion to block his appearance. The former vice-president’s testimony lasted for around seven hours and took place behind closed doors, meaning the details of what he told the prosecutors hearing evidence in the case remains uncertain. Link  

[Name That Seaweed] What kind of seaweed is this? It’s not turtle grass or Sargasso. Thank you.

[Drug Testing] The House passed the debt ceiling thing. One of the conditions is that in order to get food stamps those on the dole must work 20 hours a week or the equivalent of 20 hours of community service. I think they should have gone further and demanded drug testing too. I’m not against drugs, but I am against my welfare money going to buy drugs instead of feeding the poor welfare children.

[Friday Joke] What’s the best thing about Switzerland? I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus.

SpaceX’s Starship launch caused a ‘mini earthquake’ and left a giant mess. Starship’s takeoff blasted a 25-foot-deep crater into the launch site, sending up plumes of dust and dirt. The 30 rocket engines pulverized the launchpad. Link  
[Sick Society] Meet our virtual boyfriends! Each of them is unique and has many stories to tell you. Don’t be shy, he’ll definitely like you! Find your perfect match among 6 guys — they all have different tempers and interests. Choose the one you like or trust our smart algorithm, and we’ll find you a couple according to your character and zodiac sign. Chat with your virtual friend — you can discuss anything! He knows lots of topics to talk about and will always listen to you. You can trust him with your most intimate secrets, be sure he’ll keep them. And of course he knows how to cheer you up, so you won’t feel sad or lonely. Link
[Gender Identity] I’m identifying as a basketball today, just call me Bounce.

I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out who Tom is, and what his onion picking skills have to do with my sandwich.

[Student Driver] A bus driver in Michigan fainted at the wheel. Then a 7th-grader took control. A seventh-grader in Michigan is being heralded a hero after he safely stopped his school bus after the driver passed out. Link

Swipe fees are the second biggest operating expense for retailers, second only to labor costs.

[Cat Wall] The cat really likes it. Link
[Where is Bum Farto] Bum Farto was Key West’s fire chief. Until he was busted in a drug-trafficking sweep and convicted. Then he disappeared and was never found. Joseph “Bum” Farto became a Key West legend after the 1975 sting. When he vanished the next year, the fugitive soon became a slogan on T-shirts, which asked: “Where is Bum Farto?” Now Bum Farto has returned — but this time as a musical in the Southernmost City. Link
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South Korean president sings American Pie. In South Korea karaoke is more popular than sex. Video

[Friday Joke] “If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up”, said the sarcastic teacher. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet. “Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot?”, inquired the teacher with a sneer.
“Well, actually I don’t,” said the student, “but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself.”
The current Coconut Telegraph was published on 4/28/23 at 8:07 am.