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Frank ‘call me FX’: 11-year-old asks to cut WH lawn, Trump grants his wish

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Cutting the White House lawn is good for business, 11-year-old Frank Giaccio found out Friday morning. He write a letter to the president when he was 10, and received the greenlight to come and cut the president’s house lawn.

Young Frank–he said to call him “FX”–made his network TV debut on Fox News’ Watters’ World, interviewed by Jesse Watters. A bit nervous for his first time on national television, but he came through it well. Although it seems FX is definitely more at home pushing a mower in the Rose Garden with his new, most famous, client.

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The White House has not lifted the ban on elephant trophies, yet

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The White House has not lifted the ban on elephant trophies yet

Wide reports were circulated today that the Trump administration was lifting the Obama administration’s 2014 ban on bringing trophy elephants home from two African countries. Conservation groups were outraged by the decision and started protests in person and on social media. According to the White House, the lift on the ban had not been finalized, yet.

“There hasn’t been an announcement that’s been finalized on this front,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Thursday. “Until that’s done I wouldn’t consider anything final.”

Between 2007 and 2014, the population of African elephants fell by 30%. In a statement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reversing the ban would actually help the elephants. “Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit certain species,” the government body said in a statement.

My Take

I’m not a hunter, but I have no problem with hunting in practice. One exception is when the animals being hunted are endangered. If this ban is a deterrent for those considering hunting endangered big game, then I’m all for it. Not sure why this needs to be a thing, but then again I’m no hunter. I don’t quite understand the appeal.

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White House says elephant trophy decision not yet finalized

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-elephant-trophy-hunting-move-sparks-stampede-outrage-182356306.htmlThe planned move, disclosed this week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, had triggered protests from conservation groups and a frenzy on social media. Opponents posted pictures of U.S. President Donald Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric, who are avid hunters, posing with the cut-off tail of a slain elephant and other dead wild animals on Twitter.

“There hasn’t been an announcement that’s been finalized on this front,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters when asked about the reported policy shift on Thursday. “Until that’s done I wouldn’t consider anything final.”

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Now for a bit of levity with the typo of the week

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Sex Clams

Everyone misses a typo once in a while, it’s only human. But there are times when one comes along that at least adds a bit of humor to certain situations. Here it’s a mistake in a headline on the Judge Roy Moore situation from the Times Daily of Florence, Alabama [From twitchy]

Rest assured, we can all agree with being against “Sex clams.”

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USA Today’s video about the Texas church shooter’s firearm gets the full ridicule treatment on Twitter

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USA Todays video about the Texas church shooters firearm gets the full ridicule treatment on Twitter

We’re just going to leave this here for your viewing pleasure. No need for discussion. No analysis required. USA Today decided they wanted to highlight the “chainsaw bayonet” as a possible modification for the Texas church shooter’s gun. The internet delivered their opinions.

First, the original post:

Now, the responses:

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