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Marge, as a trained marriage counsellor, this is the first instance where I’ve ever told one partner that they were 100% right. It’s all his fault! I’m willing to put that on a certificate you can frame

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU basketball announces signing of 4-star PG Bobby Pettiford
KU basketball has signed its seventh player in the 2021 class — and fifth in the spring period. On Friday, the program announced the signing of four-star point guard Bobby Pettiford, who committed to KU some two weeks earlier.

Where things stand with the KU football coaching search now that KU AD Travis Goff is off and running | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
In an email sent out Thursday afternoon, Goff expressed his appreciation for the job interim head coach Emmett Jones and his staff have done to this point and he also thanked the KU players for their role in pushing through spring practices with uncertainty surrounding the program.

'It's a new unit' — KU's O-linemen plan to move past dreadful 2020 | KUsports.com
“It’s a new unit, new coach, new offense — everything’s new,” said junior center Colin Grunhard, a new addition himself, as a graduate transfer from Notre Dame. “So I think a lot of guys are trying to put that behind us.”

Bits o Chalk

Attorney says client mistook Rams' Aaron Donald for attacker, apologizes
The attorney representing De'Vincent Spriggs, the man who accused Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald of assault earlier this week, is now offering an apology to Donald on behalf of his client.

Boston Celtics sign former No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker
The Boston Celtics have signed former No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker, the team announced Friday.

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell exits game with ankle injury; X-rays negative, sources say
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell needed to be helped off the floor and into the locker room by teammates during the third quarter of Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers due to a right ankle injury. He did not return.

Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch, Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss vaccine hesitancy
"When it comes to the government giving back to communities that look like me, we don't seem to be on the well-received end of those situations," Lynch told Fauci during the interview, which was recorded late last month. "It gets to the point where it's almost like a gamble."

Police report reveals no clear motive for shooting involving ex-NFL player Phillip Adams
The police report on last week's mass shooting involving former NFL cornerback Phillip Adams revealed little motive to what led the Rock Hill native to kill six people and then himself.

Eraser Dust

If Leftists Knew How Much 'Ted Lasso' Undermines Them, They'd Cancel It
Here’s the real funny thing: the left loves the show, but it is deeply conservative.

By shedding light on this fact, I risk arousing the bloodlust of the Wokerati and condemning the show to a lifetime of groveling before the overlords of political correctness, but I’m going to do it anyway. Why?

IRS $3,000 child tax credit: New timeline for monthly payments - CNET
In just a few months, the IRS will start sending out the expanded child tax credit payments to eligible families with qualifying dependents. If you qualify, you'll start receiving monthly payments from July to December, per the IRS, and the rest of your money will come with your 2021 tax refund.

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year - POLITICO
The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million
And the true number is believed to be significantly higher because of possible government concealment and the many cases overlooked in the early stages of the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019.

De Niro struggling to keep up with wife’s pricey lifestyle
“When does that stop? When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower’s thirst for Stella McCartney?” Krauss said, referring to her client’s ex, Grace Hightower, and the celebrity designer.

‘Broken promise’: Biden’s backtrack on refugees still slammed by advocates - POLITICO
Facing condemnations from within their own party, the Biden administration quickly backtracked Friday on a decision to keep U.S. refugee admissions limited to 15,000 this year.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement issued Friday afternoon that the administration expected to increase the number of refugees allowed into the country for the remainder of the year. But she added that Biden’s initial promise of admitting 62,500 refugees “seems unlikely.”

School board elections: Kalispell Public Schools | Daily Inter Lake
Information on candidates will be published throughout the week. Candidates were invited to respond to questions emailed by the Daily Inter Lake to provide voters with more information such as a candidate’s background, experience and reason for running. (ed note - holy shit these responses are ridiculous)

Why 'Apple Pays Twice as Much Per Stream as Spotify' Is Misleading - Variety
However, nuances were lost in some of the wording: The first sentence of the article reads: “Apple Music told artists it pays a penny per stream in a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal” — which does not specify who it pays a penny per stream — and while the main headline on the article reads, “Apple Music Reveals How Much It Pays When You Stream a Song,” a secondary headline reads, “Apple Music pays artists twice as much as Spotify per stream.”