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2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (Part IV)


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*August 3rd, 2021
Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Tokyo, Japan


Guan Chenchen (PRC: Gold), Tang Xijing (PRC: Silver) & Simon Biles (United States: Bronze) following the Balance Beam Finals.

Following her shocking withdrawal from the Team Final, the Individual All-Around Final, the Vault Final, Uneven Bars & Floor event Finals due to mental health concerns, Simone Biles made her only appearance of the 2020 Summer Olympics by participating in the Balance Beam Final of Women's Gymnastics. Biles won the Bronze Medal while Chenchen & Xijing won the Gold & Silver Medals respectively; This was Biles' 32nd combined World & Olympic medals overall, which ties her with Larisa Latynina of the Soviet Union, as one of the most decorated female gymnasts of all-time.

The final scores of the Balance Beam Finals looked like this:
*#1 Guan Chenchen (PRC: Gold) 14.633
*#2 Tang Xijing (PRC: Silver) 14.233
#3 Simone Biles (United States: Bronze) 14.000
#4 Ellie Black (Canada) 13.866
#5 Sunisa Lee (United States) 13.866
#6 Urara Ashikawa (Japan) 13.733
#7 Flavia Sarairva (Brazil) 13.133
#8 Vladislavia Urazzova (Russia) 12.733

COMING UP NEXT WEEK OR MAYBE LATER: Story on Jade Carey overcoming difficult odds to win the Gold Medal in Floor Event Finals of Women's Gymnastics.

Chapter III: 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (Part V)


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*August 2nd, 2021
Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Tokyo, Japan


Jade Carney (United States: Gold), Vanessa Ferrari (Japan: Silver), Mai Murakami (Japan: Bronze) & Angelina Melnikova (Russia: Bronze)
In the Floor Exercise Finals of Women's Artistic Gymnastics of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Jade Carney of the United States won the Gold Medal, giving the United States its third consecutive Gold on the floor finals. Vanessa Ferrari of Italy won the Silver, earning her first Olympic medal including Italy's first individual Olympic Medal in Women's Artistic Gymnastics & second overall while Mai Murakami of Japan & Angelina Melnikova of Russia both were tied for the Bronze Medal: Melnikova's fourth overall Olympic medal & Murakami's first Olympic medal as well as Japan's second-ever Olympic medal & first-ever individual Olympic medal for Japan.

(Final Scores: Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Floor Finals)
Jade Carney (United States: Gold): 14.366
Vanessa Ferrari (Italy: Silver): 14.200
Mai Murakami (Japan: Bronze): 14.166
Angelina Melnikova (Russia: Bronze) 14.166

Chapter 4: The Breaking News Scoop with huge ramifications


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Chapter IV: The End of an Era in the Philippines
Thursday, June 24th, 2021

*Shocking News: Former Philippine President Noynoy Aquino pronounced dead upon arrival at Capitol Medical Center in Dililman.
*The Philippines grieves as the 15th President of the Philippines dies at the age of 61
*Philippine President Leni Robredo to deliver nationwide address from Malacanang Palace
*Funeral arrangements underway, to be announced soon

In what many saw as shocking, stunning news inside the Philippines, former Philippine President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco "Noynoy" Aquino, III., the son of two democracy icons: the late Philippine Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr., & former Philippine President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, was found unconscious at his Times Street residence earlier on the morning of June 24th, 2021. Following being rushed to Capitol Medical Center in Diliman, doctors pronounced the 15th President dead at 6:30 AM PHST.

He was 61 years old.

Pinky Aquino Abellada, one of Aquino's four sisters, released a family statement: "It is with profound grief that on behalf of our family, I am confirming that our brother, Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino, III died peacefully in his sleep," the Aquino family said in the family statement. "His death certificate pronounced his death at 6:30 am, due to renal disease secondary to diabetes."

Philippine President Leni Robredo, during a nationwide address to the Filipino people from Malacanang Palace, announced she is declaring June 24th to July 3rd as a period of national mourning with the Philippine national flag being flown at half-mast on all government buildings. "I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Aquino family," Robredo said in her nationwide address. "Please accept the love and prayers of a grateful nation."

Condolences were given by US President Joe Biden, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Korean President Moon Jae-in & several other foreign dignitaries.

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Chapter IV: Arrangements for Noynoy announced


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Friday, June 25th, 2021


*Public Viewing to be held at the Church of the Gesu on the campus of Ateneo de Manila University from June 27th-June 28th, 2021
*The remains of the 15th Philippine President will Lie in Repose at Heroes Hall inside Malacanang Palace, where a memorial service will be hosted by Philippine President Leni Robredo; Public Viewing will last from June 29th-July 2nd, 2021
*Public Viewing will also take place at Tarlac State University Auditorium from July 2nd-July 5th, 2021
*State Funeral to be held at the Church of the Gesu on the campus of Ateneo de Manila University at 11:00 AM PHST on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
*Inurnment to follow at the Manila Memorial Park with full military honors which will include 21 Cannon Salute; helicopter flyover showering yellow petals on the funeral site.



Mourners paying their respects to the 15th President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco "Noynoy" Aquino, III at the Church of the Gesu in Quezon City.

From the morning of June 27th until the late evening hours of June 28th, the urn carrying the ashes of former Philippine President Noynoy Aquino (he was cremated in the late evening hours on the day of his death on June 24th) laid in repose at the Church of the Gesu on the campus of Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City (Noynoy's alma mater), where mourners walked in front of the urn to pay their respects & said prayers for a few seconds before leaving.
Meanwhile, the Aquino & Cojuangco families as well as close friends were allowed to stay in a sectioned-off seating area, which accommodated up to a maximum of 140 people given at any time.


Philippine Army Honor Guard personnel carrying the flag-draped casket of former Philippine President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco "Noynoy" Aquino, III towards the entrance of Heroes Hall at Malacanang Palace.
On the morning of July 29th, Noynoy's ashes were placed into a casket by his youngest sister, Kris Aquino & an Honor Guard consisting of AFP Personnel carried the flag-draped casket out of the Church of the Gesu, placing the casket into a hearse for the procession for another public viewing this time at Malacanang Palace. The procession drove all the way to the grounds of Malacanang Palace, where the Arrival Honors were rendered for the 15th Philippine President with a loud thundering 21 Cannon Salute. Philippine President Leni Robredo hosted a memorial service for Noynoy inside Heroes Hall; Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing requirements as well as temperature checks were enforced strictly before being allowed to enter. Soon after the 2-HR memorial service, mourners quietly paid their respects & among those in attendance: Dingdong Dantes & his wife, Marian Rivera; Daniel Padilla & Kathryn Bernardo & several other Filipino celebrities including professional athletes.

From July 2nd to July 5th, President Aquino, III's remains laid in repose inside the TSU Auditorium on the Campus of Tarlac State University in Tarlac City. Many visitors were TSU students, professors & university department officials.

On the morning of Tuesday, July 6th, a funeral mass for the 15th President was held at the Church of the Gesu on the campus of Ateneo de Manila University, where Manila Archbishop Jose Advincula blessed his remains; while the funeral mass was presided over by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas with Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David concelebrating. The funeral rites were covered by Radio Katipunan, the radio arm of his alma mater & Radio Television Malacanang.

Following funeral services, the flag-draped casket of former Philippine President Noynoy Aquino was carried out of the Church of the Gesu, placed into a hearse & the procession drove the slow way down the streets of Quezon City all the way toward the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque, where Noynoy was finally laid to rest in the Aquino family tomb adjacent to that of his parents with full military honors with a loud 21 Cannon Salute including helicopter flyover with yellow flower pedals being showered over the gravesite. Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Army General Cirilito Sobejana handed over the folded Philippine flag to Noynoy's eldest sister, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz.


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Prologue: The Rise of the Blue Dogs
10:47 PM CST, Tuesday, November 5th, 2024
Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA

November 5th, 2024: Former LA Governor John Bel Edwards (D) addressing supporters at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Baton Rouge after all of the national TV networks projected him as the 52nd President of the United States in the 2024 Presidential election.

It was Tuesday night, November 5th, 2024 & everyone was surprised by the election results, the margin of victory & the massive beatdown. "What in the Hell just happened?" quipped one political analyst, "How did this guy from Louisiana punk that stupid Barbie doll from South Dakota?" , referring to SD Governor Kristi Noem (R).

After serving two successful terms as LA's 56th Governor from January 11th, 2016 to January 8th, 2024, John Bel Edwards (D), despite facing an openly-hostile Republican-controlled LA State Legislature, had accomplished quite alot, leaving the LA Governor's Mansion with a resounding 73% approval rating among all Louisianans with strong approval among all demographics, 18-34 year-olds, both political parties as well as Independents. He was succeeded by United States Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who won the 2023 Gubernatorial elections defeating very easily without a runoff.

Back to the election results: Edwards' landslide victory resulted in some coattails due to his moderate-to-conservative Southern Strategy: Down-ballot contests is where the following occurred: Democrats picked up one Senate seat in Texas, where San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg (D) defeated US Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX); however, Democrats lost Senate seats in Ohio, West Virginia, Montana & Wisconsin, which resulted in the Republicans keeping their majority in the United States Senate; Democrats managed to pick up 13 seats in the US House of Representatives, but fell short of winning a majority as a result of the Republican wave of the 2022 Midterms.

In the Governorships: Democrats picked up the following: New Hampshire (Sununu chose not to seek reelection to 5th term); West Virginia (Manchin returned to 3rd non-consecutive term) while holding onto Delaware, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, North Carolina (NC State Attorney General Josh Stein (D) won the Governorship, keeping the NC Executive Mansion in Democratic hands) & WA St (Inslee won reelection to historic 4th term with 73% of the statewide vote, sweeping all 39 counties in the Evergreen State).

Republicans kept the following Governorships: Indiana (IN State Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) kept the Governorship in Republican control); Montana (Gianforte easily won reelection with 63%); Missouri (MO Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (R) won in landslide); Vermont (VT Governor Phil Scott (R) won 5th term in massive landslide victory with 71%); North Dakota (Burgum easily won 3rd term) & Utah (Cox won reelection overwhelmingly with 83%).

Looking at the down-ballot contests across the country as a result of Edwards' landslide victory: the Democrats regained several state legislatures across the country: Michigan (Democrats flipped control of the MI House of Representatives); New Hampshire (Democrats flipped control of both NH House of Representatives & NH State Senate); North Carolina (Democrats flipped control of both NC House of Representatives & NC State Senate) & Arizona (AZ Democrats flipped control of the AZ State Senate, while forcing a near tie in the AZ House of Representatives).

But first things first, a look back on how we got there....................


Former LA Governor John Bel Edwards (D-LA)/MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI): 88,773,056 (57.31%) 416 Electoral Votes: Declared Winner
SD Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD)/United States Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO): 58,014,583 (38.20%) 134 Electoral Votes
Now that's intriguing 😎
Chapter IV: Whistleblowers against Cuomo mysteriously vanished


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July 11th, 2021:


Whistleblower Lindsey Boylen, who accused NY St Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexual harassment, have mysteriously disappeared. Reports circulate Boylen was about to do an in-depth interview with CBS News on her accusations that the 3-term Democratic Governor had sexually assaulted her, when she suddenly vanished.

Some eyewitness accounts stated Boylen was last seen getting into her automobile when a large black van parked next to her, a grouo of people wearing all-black outfits with face coverings grabbed Boylen, shoving her into the van before driving off fast.

Local law enforcement agencies are currently investigating Boylen's disappearance.
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Major Breaking News Developments


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BREAKING NEWS: Howdy from the Alamo City Sietch family. Upon learning about today's sad news of Jimmy Carter entering hospice care, please keep your thoughts & prayers for the Carter family during this difficult time.

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BREAKING NEWS: Howdy from the Alamo City Sietch family. Upon learning about today's sad news of Jimmy Carter entering hospice care, please keep your thoughts & prayers for the Carter family during this difficult time.

This TL will be updated when any breaking news developments about Carter's health situation are known.
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We're Back somewhat


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July 12th, 2021
*Edwards was the oldest living former President at the time of his death.
*Flags lowered at half-mast.
*President Biden to deliver statement on Edwards' legacy & accomplishments.
*LA Governor John Bel Edwards (D) issuing statement on the 44th President's legacy.
*Former Presidents Brown, Gore, Bush, Jr., all issuing statements of condolences.
*Former LA Governors Landrieu & Jindal delivering condolences.
*Live coverage non-stop.


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