Gabatron Morning Briefing – 3-18-16: Coffee House Of Squalor

While they were busy banning stuff this week, the Chicago city council also approved a thing or two. One of them was the very first “Cat Cafe” in the city of Chicago. Basically, an animal shelter wants to open a coffee shop to bring in more perspective adopters. They say it would be completely separate from where the animals are, but that still seems like it would create a plethora of health code violations, doesn’t it?

“As the Post Office turns” of “Going Postal” Update: The owner of the Old Main Post Office building says they have their own buyer lined up to take the property. The potential new owner already has plans to redevelop the property into offices, residences, stores and possibly a hotel. Meanwhile, the city says they’ll continue trying to seize the property until the sale becomes official, which could happen in 90 days.

Donald Trump went on a Twitter Tirade© against Megyn Kelly. He criticized her for having Ted Cruz on her program, calling him “Lyin’ Ted” without actually specifying anything he might have lied about. Apparently, now he’s only referring to her as “Crazy Megyn Fox.” Could you imagine if one day Ronald Reagan started calling on “Crazy Sam Donaldson” in press conferences?

Donald Trump may have lost a delegate for Illinois because of their name. The Trump delegate named “Nabi Fakroddin” got about 35,000 fewer votes than the other Trump delegates. That allowed Pat Brady, who is a Kasich delegate to sneak in instead. It also happened further downstate too.

We may have actually heard the last of Marco Rubio for a while. He returned to the Senate on Thursday and said he won’t be the VP candidate, and he’s not running for Governor in 2018. He said he’s just going to finish out his term and then he’ll be a private citizen.

Back in 2000, The Simpsons predicted that Donald Trump would be elected President. One of the writers says that it was intended to be a warning of sorts, something so unthinkable that it would never actually happen.

Least Enthusiastic Presidential Endorsement, Round Two: Paul Ryan says that he’s not thrilled with Donald Trump, but if he’s the nominee and eventual President, “We’ll make it work.”  That should be showing up on a campaign poster any day now: “Donald Trump 2016: ‘Meh, we’ll make it work.’”

A man in Ohio got a knock on the door from the United States Secret Service after an ill-advised social media comment. He replied “Where do I send the bomb?” to a post announcing that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders would be in town. Two Secret Service agents paid him a visit and questioned the man and his wife for thirty minutes.

A Virginia woman has created a bra that can hold a knife or pepper spray to ward of an attacker. She herself was attacked one day while running and immediately designed the bra to have a way to defend herself. Naturally, it’s called the “Booby Trap Bra.”

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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