Gabatron Morning Briefing – 2-24-16: Low Education Voters

Presidential candidate Donald Trump easily won the Republican Nevada primary with over 44% of the votes in early counting. He made a victory speech in front of a rowdy crowd dressed in “Make America Great Again” hats and t-shirts at his Las Vegas hotel, and expressed his love for everyone from casino mogul Steve Wynn to the “poorly educated.”

The Field Museum is going to partner with Off-Color Brewing to make a limited edition 1000 year old beer. It was brewed by the Wari people in Peru and northern Chile, and used ingredients such as blue corn and molle berries.

The current developer of the Old Main Post Office is ready to fight the city over their plan to seize the building. They say they’ve pumped money into the building and still have big plans for it.

Freaky story of the day: A Metra worker found a body on top of a rail car at a repair yard in the West Pullman neighborhood. No explanation for how the person got there at this point.

Donald Trump is once again playing the murder card. He told a group in Nevada that his voters are so loyal that even if he murdered someone, they’d stick with him. I’d imagine this is what it was like watching George Washington campaign.

Ben Carson says that if elected, he would be the first African-American because Barack Obama was “raised white.” When Poppy Harlow on CNN asked him about it, he blamed any outrage about his comments on the “PC Police”

Bad news for Scalia Truthers: The Supreme Court doctor says Antonin Scalia was suffering from a number of health problems when he passed away at age 79. He had coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments. So if someone killed him, they were definitely playing the long game.

A homeless woman in California tried to steal a train and take it for a joyride. She got into the locomotive and turned a few things on, including the horn. The constant blaring woke up a few neighbors, but that was as far as she got. BNSF says there are safety devices in place that would have prevented anyone other than a trained professional from actually moving the train.

Keith Conrad got his first job in radio in Huntsville, Alabama the day after the 2000 Presidential election when he was a freshman in college. He’s produced radio shows in Huntsville, Milwaukee, WI, Atlanta, GA and finally back in his hometown of Chicago. Currently he lives in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood steps away from the Red Line. The train goes by so often you don’t even notice it. Keith has been dabbling in the Internet arts for a while now, in various roles both professional and just for fun.

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