GET YOUR ROAD QUESTIONS READY FOR CDOT'S SHALIN BHATT Because he's on today to talk about what's happening and what's not happening on the roads.
MICHAEL FLYNN IS OUT And rightly so based on two things. One, he apparently lied to incoming VP Mike Pence about the content of his conversations with a Russian Ambassador. Two, he made promises about reducing sanctions that he should not have made. So he's out and everyone is running around breathlessly talking about how this PROVES the Trump Administration is a mess. But in my mind, it proves the Trump Administration isn't afraid to fire people who need to be fired. Was Susan Rice fired for lying all over the Sunday shows about Benghazi? Nope. Was Lois Lerner fired after she was caught targeting conservative groups at the IRS? Nope. But Flynn was. I'm okay with that. And if Flynn is the "fall guy", let him come out and tell his story, I'm sure the media is fighting over him right now.
GOING AROUND THE DINOSAUR MEDIA IS KIND OF FUN Sean Spicer is mixing things up in the White House Press Room by calling on smaller news outlets and bypassing the major media outlets. Heh. Read this for more.
SO WHO WAS THIS SAINT VALENTINE'S ANYWAY? You might be surprised to learn he wasn't one dude and our current Valentine's Day tradition only goes back as far as Chaucer. Here is the whole history for you.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE IS FULL BLOWN HATIN' ON WHITEY And now white students are being encouraged to wear white puzzle pieces pinned to their chests to remind them of their "white privilege". Oh, and people of other races can wear it too to remind themselves to hate whitey at every opportunity.
BK ISRAEL IS GIVING AWAY SEX TOYS IN HAPPY MEALS FOR ADULTS I can't even make this up. But let's face it, if you're taking your date to Burger King on Valentine's Day, you need all the help you can get.
THIS STORY IS HOT GARBAGE BECAUSE IT SAYS DENVER IS NUMBER 17 There are few places in this country where people live more actively than Denver. But this poll says San Francisco is the Healthiest City. Pffft.
I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH MERYL STREEP ON SOMETHING She gave another speech on Saturday night about how horrible Trump is and stuff, but this part I find intriguing:
Streep said the country has now learned "how the authority of the executive, in the hands of a self-dealer, can be wielded against the people, and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The whip of the executive can, through a Twitter feed, lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate, delegitimize the press and all of the imagined enemies with spasmodic regularity and easily provoked predictability."
She is 100% correct on this and I learned it when Obama was abusing his Executive Orders to change law. Too bad she like it when her guy was in charge.
IF THERE ARE STORM TROOPERS DO THEY WEAR THOSE COOL WHITE UNIS FROM STAR WARS? No, Virginia, President Trump doesn't have storm troopers.
LISA SIMPSON BREAKS DOWN VALENTINE'S DAY AND BREAKS RALPH'S HEART
AND HERE'S A BUNCH OF PLACES WITH VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIALS FOR CHEAP PEOPLE And there are a lot of them! Read them all here.
THIS IS THE VALENTINE'S DAY STORY MATT THE DEAD TO ME INTERN FOUND And now he says he wants to move to Pakistan because of this story.
IDRIS ELBA TALKS TO KIDS ABOUT PLANNING A GOOD DATE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY. AND IT'S ADORABLE.