Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Patton Oswalt’s hilarious response to a complete idiot’s Piers Morgan’s idea of a #mensmarch!

We’re buzzin’ with updates on one of President Trump’s first executive orders, what’s next after the Women’s March on Washington, and Dippin’ Dots.

Right Now w/ Kylie Bayer-Fertterer (LinkedIn/Twitter/Instagram)

What I’m Listening to – My giant puppy, Eli, snoring by my feet

What I’m Reading – The latest issue of Real Simple magazine

What I’m Watching – Westworld

What I Want to Know from You -Did you participate in the Women’s March?


President Trump Signs Order To Withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership It may not come as much of a surprise to some but President Trump issued an executive order to end the TPP. The order was largely symbolic but indicates that Trump will follow through on campaign promises of being tough on trade.

Pictures From Women’s Marches on Every Continent  I’m making a big assumption that you’ve been inundated with news on the Women’s March. Here are some great photos from the political demonstration that took place around the world. Plus there’s a nifty little globe that shows where the photos are from, rad!

Gambia’s Defeated Leader, Yahya Jammeh, Goes Into Exile Jammeh seized power in Gambia in 1994. He has been accused of abusing his power by the torture and killing of his opponents. His successor, Adama Barrow, won the elections in December but had not been able to move into his new position as Jammeh refused to leave.



Conference: Strategic Government Resources – Thursday & Friday, January 26-27, 2017 in Grapevine, TX

Conference: Colorado City/County Managers Association – Wednesday – Friday, January 25-27, 2017 in Glenwood Springs, CO

Summit: PSU’s Elevating Impact Summit 2017 – Sunday, February 13, 2017

Webinar: The Art of Negotiation: Advice, Guidance, & Best Practices – February 15, 9:00 am

50 Nifty

Three Best Lines From Aziz Ansari’s SNL Debut The show’s first-ever South Asian-American host had a lot to say about the recently inaugurated president and his most racist supporters.

Half A Million Marchers Showed Up In Washington, So Now What? Speakers at the women’s marches throughout the United States on Saturday implored the protesters to keep their resistance alive. Some of the marchers wondered aloud if they would; others already had plans to start groups back home.

Every Book Barak Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former President Barack Obama may as well be known as the Commander in Books.

The Skills Your Kids Should Cultivate To Be Competitive In The Age Of Automation We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story.

A Flash Mob Choir At The Women’s March Turned This Unknown Song Into An Anthem The Los Angeles-based singer known as MILCK knew she wanted to do something memorable for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C on Saturday. So she contacted a small group of other singers from across the country to coordinate a flash mob performance of MILCK’s song “Quiet,” an emotional rallying cry for self-empowerment and unity.

Trump’s Press Secretary Has Been Fighting With Dippin’ Dots (THE BEST ICE CREAM KNOWN TO MAN) For Five Years This brief briefing also served as a trial by fire for Spicer himself: Could he get through an entire five minute speech to the press without slipping in an attack on his arch-enemy Dippin’ Dots, The Ice Cream Of The Future?

Samsung Details Causes Of Note 7 Fires But Questions Remain Samsung says a thorough investigation into the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone has confirmed widely held suspicions that its batteries were to blame, marking a first but important step toward restoring consumer confidence.

What Time Do Americans Get To Work? Neat ‘lil data visualization project showing what time we all get to work. Unless you work from home… Do you work from home? Send me a tweet and let me know how you like it!

Local Government Confidential

The Secret To Success In Local Politics: Steal From The People But Not Too Much In a new paper in Progress, Oxford economist Vuk Vukovic argues that the key to re-election in local politics is to be just corrupt enough: giving lucrative contracts and other benefits to special interests who’ll fund your next campaign, but not so much that the people refuse to vote for you.

St. Louis’ Public Library Computers Hacked For Ransom Hackers have infected every public computer in the St. Louis Public Library system, stopping all book borrowing and cutting off internet access to those who rely on it for computers.

The End Of Passports? How Australia Plans To Make Travel Documents Obsolete by 2020 Australia is planning to adopt a new contactless passenger identification system that would eliminate the need for passport scanners, paper landing cards and manned immigration desks, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced.