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Barack Obama requesting Aretha Franklin's inauguration hat from estate

Amid the battle for Aretha Franklin's estate, former President Barack Obama has asked for one thing: the silver bow hat she wore to his first inauguration.

According to a report from the New York Times, a judge is conisdering whether some of her personal items can be given as keepsakes to her sons, but also to people like Obama.

In court, though, the sons remain apart. Two of them, Edward and Kecalf, attended a recent hearing, where the judge considered whether to allow a distribution of some personal items as keepsakes to the sons but also to people like Barack Obama, who Mr. Bennett said has asked for the elaborate silver bow hat that Franklin wore to his first inauguration.

The hat, which featured Swarovski crystals and a large bow, went viral after the inaguration. It was designed by the Queen of Soul's close friend Luke Song of Mr. Song Millinery.

https://www.wxyz.com/news/barack-obama-requesting-aretha-franklins-inauguration-hat-from-estate



Flashback time:






(This one gives me the chills)

The last thing you ate is what you have to name him


Pizza!

Love this so much!!! Way to go George Clooney!

https://twitter.com/TheDerekSeguin/status/1160936986275958787

Trump Doubling down: Trump Says Jews Are Disloyal to Israel If They Vote for Democrats

President Donald Trump said American Jews are being disloyal to other Jews and Israel if they vote for a Democrat, doubling down on a statement a day earlier that prompted an outcry in the Jewish community.

“If you vote for a Democrat, you’re being disloyal to Jewish people, and you’re being very disloyal to Israel,” Trump said Wednesday as he left the White House for an event in Louisville, Kentucky.

Many in the American Jewish community find it offensive to suggest they face a conflict of “dual loyalty” to Israel and the U.S., and Jewish groups -- including some that support Trump’s positions on Israel -- condemned the president’s initial comment on Tuesday.

Trump’s remarks came as he continues to fight with two freshmen Democratic House members -- Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar -- over what he calls their “hatred” of Jews and Israel. The two were blocked from entering Israel this month because they support a boycott of the country over its treatment of Palestinians.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-21/trump-says-jews-disloyal-to-israel-if-they-vote-for-democrats?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter


New Zealand Speaker cradles and feeds MP's baby in Parliament. Internet is in love

The internet is delighted to see pictures of Trevor Mallard, speaker of New Zealand's parliament, cradling a lawmaker's baby as he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives. With a heartwarming caption, Trevor Mallard posted pictures of himself on the Chair with Tamati Coffey's baby.

In one of the images, Trevor Mallard is also seen feeding milk to the baby from a bottle. "Normally the Speaker's chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family," Trevor Mallard captioned his post.

Tamati Coffey, on Wednesday, attended a debate in the Parliament with his baby for the first time after returning from paternity leave, BBC reports.

https://www.indiatoday.in/trending-news/story/new-zealand-speaker-cradles-and-feeds-mp-s-baby-in-parliament-internet-is-in-love-1590065-2019-08-21




https://twitter.com/GarethMP/status/1163994767757156352
Congratulations to Tāmati Coffey and his husband, Tim Smith. Beautiful baby!

Flashback: Ellen's Tribute to the Obamas

A Florida Man Allegedly Castrated Another Florida Man He Met Online, But It All Went Wrong

A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly performing a botched castration surgery on another man he'd met online through a fetish website for eunuchs, authorities said Tuesday.

Gary Van Ryswyk, 74, has been charged with the second-degree felony of practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury, according to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.

According to an arrest report provided to BuzzFeed News, sheriff's deputies arrived at Van Ryswyk's house in Central Florida just before midnight on Sunday while responding to a 911 hang up call.

"These are pretty routine and deputies respond to many of them per shift," the Sheriff's Office said in Facebook post. "But most of them don’t make the cut when it comes to being memorable."

According to the arrest report, Van Ryswyk told the deputies he had just removed the testicles of a man he'd met on "a website for those that have a fetish for castration."

In Van Ryswyk's guest bedroom, deputies found the 53-year-old man from the Tampa area holding a bloody towel on his groin. His testicles were in a jar by the side of the bed.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/florida-man-castration-botched-surgery-remove-testicles?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc


This is the @ewarren selfie line at double speed.

https://twitter.com/Lollardfish/status/1163622311922151425

Dog Reviews Food With Girlfriend

The Twit tweets: Two incredible people. I can't believe they're not working (few work harder)!


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