Editor’s Note: Dave Stripling has been kind enough to fill in on the Gabatron Morning Briefing for the next few days.
Rand Paul is getting more media flack for using made up quotes from the Founding Fathers in his new book, Our Presidents & Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America’s Leaders.
Interesting stat of the day: 18,000. That’s how many stores Walgreens will own worldwide after it acquires rival company Rite Aid for $9.41 Billion dollars.
Tech and Sci Fi fans, Here’s what you’ve been waiting for, someone finally asked one of the presidential candidates about Artificial Intelligence. Donald Trump cautioned that when it comes to AI, creators should “consider the ethical and moral consequences.”
In Accidental racism news, another Halloween has arrived, as has another case of accidental blackface. A Decatur, Alabama schoolteacher is facing backlash after posting a picture to his Facebook page of Himself dressed as Kanye West—with his face and hands painted to look black.
Speaking of Halloween, instead of continuing the trend of sexy costumes… “sexy Austin Powers, or sexy Zombie, or even sexy Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has put out a series of do-it-yourself Hillary costume ideas on her website that are as unsexy as possible.
Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.