Gabatron Morning Briefing – 4-19-16: Make Talent Shows Great Again

An elementary school in Massachusetts has decided to ban Donald Trump’s image… sort of. A group of 11-year olds were planning on wearing giant masks of Trump during their dance routine for the school talent show. The kids said they picked Trump’s face just because it would look funny. The school wants nothing to do with that though.

There may be more armed people at O’Hare and Midway soon. A new ordinance by Alderman Chris Taliaferro, would change a long-standing policy that keeps aviation police officers unarmed when they are on duty at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports. The aviation police officers are all certified law enforcement officers in the state of Illinois. Many work in suburban police departments or are military veterans. Chicago Police officers are there, and they are already armed. The aviation police don’t like the idea that they would actually be expected to run and hide if there’s an incident at the airport.

Ironic story of the day: One of the employees in the City of Chicago Inspector General’s office responsible for making sure city employees lived in the city… lived in Naperville. They have since been wished well in their future endeavors.

The city is going to replace all 270,000 lights with LED’s. The process will take 4 years, but the LED’s will be more energy efficient and also brighter. So you can basically forget about seeing any stars in the city from now on.

A Muslim student says he was pulled from a Southwest flight at LAX because he spoke in Arabic. He was even questioned by the FBI. He was talking to a friend on the phone in Arabic and ended the conversation by saying “God willing” in Arabic. Some passengers around him heard him says “Allah” and basically freaked out.

Anderson Cooper says he doesn’t think reporters should vote. He says he has voted in the past, but now he doesn’t “want to be influenced one way or the other” when his role is asking tough questions of everyone.

The Tennessee Titans decided it was a good community outreach idea to host a family movie night at their stadium. Fans could sit on the turf and watch the movie “Minions.” Everything was going great until the sprinkler system turned on. Someone had forgotten to turn the automatic timer off.

An Oklahoma man walked into an Arby’s, jumped over the counter and grabbed a handful of bacon and chicken and walked out. When police caught up with him, he claimed to be from four years in the future and that’s just how people get food in his time.

Actress Doris Roberts has died at the age of 90. Most recently she was famous from Everybody Loves Raymond. Her last words were “Betty White survives.

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