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Chris Christie is actually just fine with not being Trump’s VP

The internet erupted in glee late last week when Donald Trump announced that Mike Pence — and not Chris Christie — would join him on the Republican ticket. The New York Times’ take on the implications for the New Jersey governor led off as follows:

“Black Thursday,” one of Gov. Chris Christie’s least favorite local newspaper columnists called it, under a headline that declared it his “worst day ever.” At the least, it was the New Jersey governor’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Poor Chris Christie. All he wants to be is Trump’s VP. Or does he?

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A religious survey of Arabs in the Knesset

I was inspired by a recent MSNBC article on Israel’s Druze community to check up on the history of Druze members of Knesset. On the way, I found myself on the Wikipedia page titled List of Arab members of the Knesset. Here’s a partial screenshot — don’t bother squinting, I summarize immediately below:

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San Diego steps up rivalry with Seattle

Seattle and San Diego: two beautiful port cities anchoring the western corners of America, whose names both begin with an S.

You may not be aware – and this will get to a point, I promise – but for all their similarity, Major League Baseball declared the Mariners and Padres interleague rivals, like the Cubs and White Sox; Giants and Athletics; Mets and Yankees. If you ever hear someone complain that public transportation in this country sucks, do remind him that we have a Subway Series 1,500-miles long.

You might imagine that MLB declared the teams rivals because they share a Spring Training facility, Seattle is something like the most church-free city in the country while the Padres are friars, or they ran out of teams that made sense to match up (such as the Cubs and White Sox; Giants and Athletics; Mets and Yankees).

But you would be wrong: the Mariners and Padres are rivals because their respective cities are rivals.

The two have much to bicker over: Northwest vs. Southeast. Beautiful summer vs. Beautiful weather year-round. Canadian drug problems vs. Mexican drug problems. Baseball and football and futbol vs. Baseball and football.

And now, firework debacles. Earlier this evening, San Diego took the bitter rivalry to the next level:

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