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Friday, Aug 17

President Trump’s military parade has been postponed, apparently because the $12 million cost
estimate has ballooned to $92 million.
  ***   And because the members of his cabinet are still refusing to wear
funny hats and zoom around in tiny motorized cars.  

YouTube has removed a trailer for the horror film “The Nun” because it was too frightening.  
 ***   The
sound of rattling rosary beads…a close-up of a 12-inch ruler…and suddenly, the threatening stare of Sister Mary

On this date in history:  Aug 17, 1846 – In the Mexican-American war, U.S. forces take over Los
 ***   And we’re still stuck with it.

On this date in history:  Aug 17, 1960 – In Moscow, the trial begins for U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary
Powers.   ***
  I believe it was commonly known as the “peek-a-boo trial.”

On this date in history:  Aug 17, 1986 – The famous bronze pig statue is unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place
Market.   ***
 Actually,  because of a limited budget, they just used a cheap taxidermist and a can of bronze paint.
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