DELUSIONAL AMERICANS. Appear in ad thanking President Trump.
JACKSON MAGNOLIA. Tree that has been in front of White House since 1800s will be removed.
AARON CARTER. He’s ready to date men.
MILESTONE. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman takes 100th legal action against Trump administration: “By moving to sue the Federal Communications Commission over net neutrality this month, his office took its 100th legal or administrative action against the Trump administration and congressional Republicans. His lawyers have challenged Mr. Trump’s first, second and third travel bans and sued over such diverse matters as a rollback in birth control coverage and a weakening of pollution standards. They have also unleashed a flurry of amicus briefs and formal letters, often with other Democratic attorneys general, assailing legislation they see as gutting consumer finance protections or civil rights.
TORONTO. Pastor who officiated Canada’s first legal same-sex marriages retires: “Rev. Brent Hawkes, who is also known for officiating Jack Layton’s state funeral in 2011, is retiring after serving as senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto for more than 40 years. In 2001, the openly gay pastor married two same-sex couples using a legal loophole: the ancient Christian tradition of publishing the banns of marriage.”
EGYPT. Parliament panel on Religion plans to criminalize atheism: “Current Egyptian law says atheists can be prosecuted for expressing their disbelief in public but the committee’s proposal would go further and criminalise disbelief itself.”
CHRISTMAS DAY HIKE. Zac Efron took his shirt off for it.
UTAH. Salt Lake Tribune trashes Orrin Hatch for utter lack of integrity: “It would be good for Utah if Hatch, having finally caught the Great White Whale of tax reform, were to call it a career. If he doesn’t, the voters should end it for him.”
HATCH IS GRATEFUL: LOL.
— Orrin Hatch (@OrrinHatch) December 25, 2017
UNREMARKABLE. First openly gay woman to serve in Virginia legislature: “In three weeks, nurse practitioner Dawn Adams will take her seat as the first openly gay woman to serve in the Virginia General Assembly. But she received little national attention after the Nov. 7 Democratic sweep that also saw the ascension of the first transgender, Latina and Asian American women to the legislature. The relatively muted response to her win reflects how rapidly attitudes have changed in Virginia and how candidates who happen to be gay or lesbian are seen more as the norm instead of a liability, LGBTQ advocates say.
SLINKY SWEATER OF THE DAY. Spaghetti the corn snake’s.
TOO HOT FOR TUESDAY. Ladi L.