Jon Bauer, Herald staff
Show Me (the Money) State: Missouri’s Legislature sweetened its state’s bid to build Boeing’s 777X with about $1.7 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for the profitable aerospace giant. Last month, Washington state’s Legislature quickly approved $8.7 billion in similar incentives if Boeing builds the 777X here.
Boeing looked over its shoulder, blew Missouri a kiss, but then asked lawmakers in both states what they were going to do about “that big bully in the union T-shirt who’s bothering me.”
Cry “Uncle”: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has apparently dismissed his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, from his position in the government. Two of Jang’s assistants have been executed and he has not been seen in a month.
Sources close to Kim reported hearing him berate Jang at Thanksgiving: “Uncle, that’s the last time you’ll play ‘Pull my finger’ at the dinner table.”
What’s French for banana? Two chimpanzees that were part of sign-language studies at Central Washington University are reportedly doing well at a sanctuary in Quebec after the study ended.
The chimps signed that they are enjoying the poutine and Timbits but still don’t understand curling.