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A small town in Colorado has had a ban on snowball fights for nearly a century. The rule was part of a law that restricted residents from throwing stones or missiles at people or private property. Snowballs were apparently considered missiles...we're just as confused as you right now. Also, who in this town casually has missiles? Anyhow, a nine-year-old in the town spoke up and officially made snowball fights legal again.
Maybe just ban snow bombs
 
#1: Wisconsin’s Lame-Duck Legislation ⏰🐥
 

Lawmakers pull an all-nighter

Yesterday morning, Wisconsin Republican leaders mustered enough votes to pass new legislation after a night-long debate. This legislation will take away certain powers from the offices that will soon be held by newly elected Democrat state-officials.

What exactly are the new laws?

The legislation is being called "lame-duck" since it is being pushed by Republicans at the 11th hour before a power shift to the Democrats. The new legislation will limit early voting and restrict the new Democratic governor's ability to renegotiate a $3 billion dollar subsidy Wisconsin offered to Foxconn. Outgoing Governor Scott Walker (R) spearheaded this deal.

LEANING LEFT:

The left finds the actions of Wisconsin Republicans to be extremely unfair. They report that the legislation is cheating the will of the voters. They frame its passing as not only contradictory to the outcome of the midterm elections, but to the democratic process as a whole.

LEANING RIGHT:

The right’s coverage of this lame-duck legislation is much less editorialized. Instead of framing the legislation as a partisan power grab, they point to it as a new and much-needed balance of power.

 

Wisconsin is not alone

For the first time in 28 years, the office of the governor, attorney general, and secretary of state will all be held by Michigan Democrats starting January. Within hours of Wisconsin’s legislative maneuver, Michigan advanced a very similar agenda designed to strip power from the incoming Dems. Should this type of lame-duck legislation be allowed?

Democrats right now
 
#2: Green Bay Packers Firing Raises Questions 🏈
 

Sports and social media

Social media platforms like Twitter have made sports more personal for fans by providing an inside look into players’ lives. Some players, like former NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco, even received fines for tweeting during games. Recent happenings show that Twitter may even be impacting professional teams’ operations.

Not all tweets are safe

The NFL's Green Bay Packers recently fired their head coach Mike McCarthy after a poor season. After his firing, McCarthy’s longtime assistant Winston Moss tweeted a criticism of the organization and its star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Moss was let go a few hours later. Did Moss lose his job because of the tweet?

TWEET GOT HIM FIRED:

Those that believe a tweet got Moss fired lean on the fact that the tweet criticized QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers received a long term contract this summer and some think he has an inordinate influence on team operations. Both articles do state that fired head coach McCarthy considered Moss his right hand man.

IT WASN'T THE TWEET:

Those that believe it wasn't the tweet point to new head coach Joe Philbin’s interview about the firing. They highlight the fact that Moss did not have the best relationship with the media and that Philbin did not think of Moss as a fit.  

 
So, did Twitter get Moss fired?

It is not uncommon for assistants to accompany fired head coaches out the door. However, Philbin did say that “not one thing got Moss fired” and its possible that Moss’s contentious public presence, tweeting included, contributed to him being labeled as a wrong “fit”. Twitter alone may not decide the fate of someone, but it can contribute to employers’ perception of character.

Maybe Moss will slide into some DMs and get a new job
 
Extra extra...✨📰✨
 

Finally here? Waymo announces it's launching a fleet of self-driving taxis that will start charging users in Phoenix (Reuters)

Missed the landing. USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy in the face of several lawsuits stemming from the Nasser scandal (ESPN)

Advertising gimmick. Burger King's app will unlock a 1 cent Whopper deal if you are within 600 ft of a Mcdonald’s (CNN Business)

Giving in. France announces it will drop the new fuel taxes from its 2019 budget that triggered weeks of protests and rioting (BBC)

Pay me. Rapper files a lawsuit against Fortnite for using his signature “Milly Rock” dance without his permission (Kotaku)

 
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