• The Associated Press reported this week , surprise, these “neat rows of rectangular depressions along the 7th fairway” of a Tallahassee golf club are actually graves, specifically those of 40 slaves that died on the farm once found there. (It appears to have accepted an archaeologist to address the puzzle of exactly what these “neat rows of rectangular depressions” could be.) As the headline of one report puts it, “Golf club built on slaves’ graves sparks debate on how to honor the dead.” Some have seemingly suggested that continued to push golf carts within them may not be the ideal method to do so, but the argument persists.
  • An Idaho couple has appealed a judge’s decision to throw out a jury verdict in their favor, saying the jury properly found that their homeowners’ association had discriminated against them. According into the HOA, the difficulty was that the couple’s Christmas decorations, that include up of 200,000 lighting, a live-in, folks dressed just like Roman centurions to accumulate “taxes,” along with other attractions drawing massive audiences and (supposedly ) all of the bad things big audiences can bring. The bunch asserted the HOA simply did not enjoy Christians. The jury appears to have consented, but the judge held the evidence did not support the verdict.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed its holiday soul by conversing on Christmas Eve it had reasoned Santa Claus was not a safety threat. “Santa, his reindeer and all of the presents have been cleared by CBP for entry into the United States!” the agency tweeted, showing that a bearded “Santa” holding a Global Entry card (rather than looking particularly jolly). Santa, naturally, was moving at which he pleases for a while now, without having a passport, as well as my knowledge there’s absolutely not any evidence he’s carried out a terror strike. But CBP will be delighted to conduct its grubby paws through all of your presents, simply to be certain. Ho ho ho.
  • The Department of Agriculture additionally tweeted that “Santa and his 9 reindeer have been issued a permit to enter the U.S.,” though it might have some jurisdiction over them is much less apparent. Were children requesting invasive species this past year?
  • Hope your vacations have entailed, and also will continue to demand, no longer than a and inevitable quantity of stupidity.