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My chunky brothers! Gorge yourself at the trough of freedom!

Washington DC Tense After U.S. Capitol Is Stormed By Protestors Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

KU basketball at TCU: Who stood out and who didn't...
This was as good as I’ve ever seen McCormack play. He was athletic and got up at the rim to dunk. He showed off his patience with a spin move that looked like it was in slow motion. He hit jumpers — including one while being fouled — and he almost always made the right decision of when to shoot and when to pass out of the double. He was also perfect at the free-throw line.

2024 QB Marcos Davila lands Big 12 offer
Midland (Texas) Lee 2024 quarterback Marcos Davila has a couple early offers in Illinois State and Kansas.

Photo gallery: KU basketball blows out TCU in Fort Worth
KU basketball rolled to a blowout victory against TCU on Tuesday, defeating the Horned Frogs by 29. The Jayhawks' 93-64 win was their largest against Power Five competition on the year and featured double-digit scoring performances from five different players.

Bits o Chalk

Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz suffers season-ending torn left ACL
Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz suffered a season-ending torn left ACL in Wednesday night's 105-94 home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Magic announced.

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal 'mad' after scoring 60 in loss to Philadelphia 76ers
"I'm pissed off," Beal said. "I'm mad. I don't count [them]. ... Any of my career highs, they've been in losses. So I don't give a damn. You can throw it right out the window with the other two or three I've had.

NBPA executive director Michele Roberts upset over racial double standard
National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts expressed outrage over the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday and how the event reflected racial double standards in America.

Boston Celtics, Miami Heat play game 'with a heavy heart' amid recent events - 'Some things have not changed'
"2021 is a new year, but some things have not changed," the statement read. "We play tonight's game with a heavy heart after yesterday's decision in Kenosha, and knowing that protesters in our nation's capital are treated differently by political leaders depending on what side of certain issues they are on. The drastic difference between the way protesters this past spring and summer were treated and the encouragement given to today's protestors who acted illegally just shows how much more work we have to do.

Eraser Dust

Trump now promises an 'orderly transition' of power
President Donald Trump is now promising an “orderly transition” of power, tweeting through a surrogate early Thursday minutes after Congress formally confirmed the election of Joe Biden as president following an hourslong takeover of the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters

Pence announces Biden's victory after Congress completes electoral count
Vice President Mike Pence announced just after 3:40 a.m. Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden had won the presidency after Congress completed the counting of the Electoral College votes. What was largely seen as a perfunctory last step before Mr. Biden's inauguration had turned into a day of chaos after an angry mob of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to halt the process.

Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia - The New York Times
An authoritative analysis of the results won’t be possible until the state releases detailed data on exactly who voted and who stayed home. But the data available so far shows that Democrats benefited from a more favorable electorate, as a greater proportion of Democrats and especially Black voters returned to the polls than Republicans and white voters without college degrees. (The accompanying map shows how the margins shifted for Mr. Ossoff in his race against David Perdue; the map for Mr. Warnock vs. Kelly Loeffler, not shown, is essentially the same.)

Officials discussing 25th Amendment for Trump following violence at Capitol | TheHill
Administration officials have started discussing the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, according to a source familiar with the matter.

After Slow Start, Europeans Call For Quicker Vaccines Against COVID-19 : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
From France to Germany to The Netherlands, Europeans are venting frustration over the pace of their COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

John Dillermand: New Danish children's TV show features a man with a massive penis - CNN
Denmark's flagship broadcaster has suffered blowback over its newest children's TV program, "John Dillermand" -- an animation starring a man with a penis so massive and flexible it can save children from danger, fetch objects from a river and operate as a pogo stick.