2023: The Year of USA vs. UFOs?
As of Sunday, U.S. Air Force pilots have downed 4 high-altitude objects. What's going on? Plus, the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl Champions! And a special peek at Florida's queerest burlesque show
Thanks for rising up this Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. If you missed my weekly Bedtime Stories edition, don’t worry: there wasn’t one Sunday night due to travel and the special bonus edition for paid subscribers last Friday.
On this day in history, the first all-Black professional basketball team was organized, the New York Renaissance, also known as The Rens. This happened in 1923, and they barnstormed around the country, often beating all-white teams. The Rens were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame 40 years later.
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Here Now the News:
WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT AIR FORCE JETS SHOOTING DOWN UFOs? Here’s what we know:
A high-altitude object described as “an unmanned octagonal structure with strings attached” was shot down near Lake Huron Sunday afternoon
That’s the fourth time in just over a week that the U.S. military has shot down objects in North American airspace
An unidentified object was downed over northern Canada on Saturday
Another object was shot down over Alaska airspace by a US F-22 Friday
A Chinese surveillance balloon was taken down by F-22s off the coast of South Carolina last weekend
So far, there’s no indication that the unidentified objects have any connection to China’s surveillance balloon
SURVIVORS STILL BEING PULLED FROM RUBBLE OF DEADLY EARTHQUAKE: The death toll topped 33,000 over the weekend in Turkey and Syria. A woman was saved early Monday and rescuers are in contact with another woman, her daughter and an infant still trapped, one full week after the disaster struck. — Reuters
RUSSIA’S LOSSES WORST SINCE INVASION OF UKRAINE: The Hill
GOLDMAN SACHS CEO SAYS THE QUIET PART OUT LOUD: David Solomon regrets not firing 3,200+ employees sooner. — Fortune
RIHANNA IS PREGNANT: The Hollywood Reporter (Everyone who watched her spectacular halftime show performance surely noticed her baby bump!)
SOCIAL MEDIA RI-REACTION: ESPN
FLYGIRLS MAKE HISTORY: The first all-female flyover for a Super Bowl —The Hill
SUPER BOWL LVII: The Chiefs beat the Eagles in a nailbiter, ESPN called it The Greatest Game Ever.
SLIPSLIDING AWAY: Phoenix stadium’s surface caused some trouble. — ESPN
DISAPPPOINTED EAGLES FANS CHANT “FUCK THE CHIEFS!” — Fox News
BLACK QUARTERBACKS PATRICK MAHOMES AND JALEN HURTS MAKE SUPER BOWL HISTORY: The New York Times
FOX NEWS REPORTS ON COMPLAINTS ABOUT “BLACK ANTHEM”
COMPETING KELCE BROTHERS CELEBRATE TOGETHER: USA Today
SUPER BOWL VICTORY PARADE SET FOR WEDNESDAY: WDAF-TV
ONE CHIEFS PLAYER AND WIFE WON BIG EVEN BEFORE THE KICKOFF:
SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS: They’re all here! — YouTube
BILLBOARD RANKED THE TOP TEN ADS: Click here!
SUPER BOWL MOVIE TRAILERS: Did you miss one? — Deadline
GOV. DeSANTIS ACCUSED OF SLANDER BY COLLEGE BOARD: NPR
Read the full statement in which officials accuse Florida’s leaders of lying and spreading misinformation by clicking here
KRYSTEN SINEMA RESPONDS TO GEORGE SANTOS CLAIM SHE OFFERED SUPPORT: “This is a lie.” Shocker! — NewsMax via Yahoo! News
MTG SAYS SHE HAS NO WORRIES REGARDING POTENTIAL REPRIMAND FOR HER SOTU BEHAVIOR: Business Insider
LES VIXENS PACK SOUTHERN NIGHTS IN ORLANDO FOR VALENTINE’S: The queer burlesque troupe Les Vixens founded and led by Ivy Les Vixens returned to Southern Nights nightclub Saturday for Girl: The Party. A huge crowd danced for hours before the burlesque show began, just before 1 a.m.
Patrons were invited to “Pick A Chick:” Reserve a number in hopes someone will pick you for their valentine, or for whatever!
Ivy and two other members of the troupe also performed before a standing room only crowd at The Iron Oak Post in Melbourne, Fla. on Friday.
OH, SHUDDUP, BEN SHAPIRO: Now the squeaky-voiced pundit is bitching about a gay love story in The Last of Us. — PinkNews
TRANS HEALTH GROUP SUING GOV. NOEM FOR DISCRIMINATION: Fox News
“THE ATTACK ON THE DIGNITY OF TRANSGENDER AMERICANS IS AN ATTACK ON THE DIGNITY OF ALL AMERICANS:” Jamelle Bouie in The New York Times
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