MICHAEL GRUNWALD: Salesman-in-Chief (Politico)
President Donald Trump basically told Americans […] that he's going to make sure we can have our cake and eat it, too-and by the way it will be a spectacular cake, it won't cost much, and it's going to help us lose a lot of weight.
Mark Morford: "Trump ruins everything: The problem of nothing else mattering" (SF Gate)
It's the dread you feel when you pick up your phone after an hour or two of mellow inactivity, only to be confronted, yet again, with a fresh hell of breaking news: some billionaire conspiracy crony jammed into a high-ranking cabinet position, some newly obvious Trump link to the Russian mafia, some embarrassing presidential midnight tweet, some fresh cruelty to women, or immigrants, or blacks, the ACA, some fresh evidence that the GOP is gloating its way to collective treason.
Silly Putty is a toy based on silicone polymers that have unusual physical properties. It bounces, but it breaks when given a sharp blow, and it can also flow like a liquid. It contains a viscoelastic liquid silicone, a type of non-Newtonian fluid, which makes it act as a viscous liquid over a long time period but as an elastic solid over a short time period. It was originally created during research into potential rubber substitutes for use by the United States in World War II.
The name Silly Putty is a trademark of Crayola LLC; the company's factory is based in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. Other names are used to market similar substances from other manufacturers.
David in Moon Valley wrote:
why that looks like my old friend Silly Putty!
John I from Hawai`i says,
Rosemary in Columbus replied:
Dave in Tucson said:
That childhood favorite is Silly Putty.
Oh, that's Silly Putty. Aside from playing jacks, Silly Putty was my favorite "toy" to play with.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, answered:
DJ Useo wrote:
I'd recognize that stuff anytime. A constant companion from when I was a wee lad.
Mrs. Useo actually bought me an egg of it recently, & it's a popular item from my desk.
Visiting kids keep trying to eat it, despite it being hydroxy-terminated polymers with boric acid,
silica, thixatrol ST (castor oil derivative), polydimethylsiloxane, decamethyl cyclopentasiloxane, glycerine, and titanium dioxide.
Not my definition of yummy.
I've been fascinated with the attorney general news all day, when the net is on long enough to access it.
Interesting timing for this repetitive outage.
Billy in Cypress said:
That appears to be Silly Putty, the plastic antidote for the rubber eraser. In addition to its shape-shifting qualities, it could also be used to copy images from the newspaper, particularly comic strips.
I heard from many people that it was a HUGE favorite of a child who never grew up, CpPDJT-ID, who said that he molded it into anything that he wanted even though others disagreed.
Dale of rain this weekend Norcali took the day off.
Joe S took the day off.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.
MAM took the day off.
Marian took the day off.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
So we're recording and watching Rachel Maddow, as she's always been great but is really killing it lately. I'm so happy that MSNBC is spending the money to allow her and her staff to do such a stellar job of reporting news we won't get from Faux, etc.
The other night David Remnick was on and mentioned this article -
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'MacGyver', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Cate Blanchett, Paul Rust, and Mo Amer.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 1/19/17) are Chris Hardwick, Nina Dobrev, and Fitz and the Tantrums.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Grimm', followed by a FRESH'Emerald City', then 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Samuel L. Jackson, Dakota Fanning, and Ed Sheeran.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 2/21/17) are Gwen Stefani, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Tove Lo, and Andres Forero.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/7/17) are Randy & Jason Sklar, Band of Skulls, and Ryan Hurst.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by a FRESH'When We Rise'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 2/27/17) are Mahershala Ali, Mike Birbiglia, and "Bachelor" castoff Corinne Olympios.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'Reign'.
Faux has a RERUN'Rosewood', followed by a FRESH'Sleepy Hollow'.
MY recycles an old 'American Ninja Warrior'.
A&E has 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48: Deadly Dealings', then a FRESH'Live PD'.
AMC offers the movie 'Lethal Weapon', followed by the movie 'Lethal Weapon 2'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Encounter at Farpoint (Part 1)
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Encounter at Farpoint (Part 2)
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-The Naked Now
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Code of Honor
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-The Last Outpost
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Where No One Has Gone Before
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Lonely Among Us
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Justice
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-The Battle
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Hide and Q
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Doomsday Machine
[5:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Catspaw
[6:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-I, Mudd
[7:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Metamorphosis
[8:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel
[9:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Friday's Child
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Doomsday Machine
[12:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Catspaw
[1:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-I, Mudd
[2:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Metamorphosis
[3:40AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel
[4:50AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Friday's Child (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Married To Medicine', 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by the movie 'Maid In Manhattan'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 3 hours of old 'South Park'.
FX has the movie 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past', followed by the movie 'Iron Man 3'.
[7:30AM] ROAD TRIP: BEER PONG
[9:45AM] THE COMEBACKS
[11:45AM] DEALIN' WITH IDIOTS
[3:30PM] ROAD TRIP: BEER PONG
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[5:30AM] PORTLANDIA-Portland Secedes (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:30AM] The Bob Newhart Show
[7:00AM] The Bob Newhart Show
[7:30AM] The Bob Newhart Show
[8:00AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show
[8:30AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show
[9:00AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show
[9:30AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show
[10:00AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show
[10:30AM] Along Came Polly
[12:30PM] Wonder Boys
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Mushrooms
[4:00PM] Law & Order-The Secret Sharers
[5:00PM] Law & Order-The Serpent's Tooth
[6:00PM] Law & Order-The Troubles
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Sonata for Solo Organ
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Armed Forces
[9:00PM] Law & Order-For Love or Money
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Soldier of Fortune
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Possession
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Formerly Famous
[12:59AM] Law & Order-Myth of Fingerprints
[1:58AM] Hap and Leonard-Savage Season
[2:59AM] Hap and Leonard-The Bottoms
[4:00AM] Hap and Leonard-The Dive
[5:00AM] Hap and Leonard-Trudy (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra', followed by the movie 'X-Men: The Last Stand', then the movie 'Jonah Hex'
Cheryl Kreiser of Silver Spring, Md. holds up a sign outside Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, as she joined a group to protest Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Photo by Susan Walsh
More than 230 former ABC News correspondents, executives and producers have signed a letter urging the network's current top executive to take a firm stand against any Trump (R-Pendejo) administration effort to curtail press access.
The letter, which circulated on a Facebook forum for ex-ABC News employees, was written after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held an informal briefing last Friday excluding several news organizations that have done stories angering President Donald Trump and his team.
Signees ask ABC News President James Goldston to "take a public stand. Refuse to take part in any future White House briefings based on an invitation list of who's in/who's out."
"We've expressed our concerns to the White House that it operates in a way that's open, transparent and fair," Goldston said Wednesday. "And we will continue to stand with our colleagues who cover the White House and to protest when any government official fails to live up to those standards."
Signees include Reagan-era White House correspondent Sam Donaldson and former ABC reporters Ken Kashiwahara, Jeanne Meserve and Lynn Sherr. Among the executives are four former executive producers of "World News Tonight" and top leaders at "Nightline," ''20/20" and "Good Morning America." Prominent news executives Rick Kaplan, Bill Lord, Paul Friedman, Av Westin and Tom Yellin signed, along with documentarian and the late anchor Peter Jennings' widow, Kayce Freed Jennings.
Tour guides wearing traditional Chinese dress practice smiling by biting chopsticks at Qingming Grand-River Park in Kaifeng, central China's Henan Province on March 2, 2017, aiming to provide better service for visitors.
Days after President Trump (R-Crooked) declared war on the press, calling the media "the enemy of the people" and canceling his appearance at the upcoming White House Correspondents' Dinner, the White House press corps got a shot of support from one of America's most beloved actors: Tom Hanks.
Hanks sent reporters working inside the White House an espresso machine along with a typewritten note.
"Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way," the note reads. "Especially for the Truth part."
The machine, which was delivered along with a stack of Illy coffee pods, was engraved with the manufacturer's slogan: "For Music ~ Puccini. For Art ~ Bernini. For Espresso ~ Pasquini."
During a 2004 visit to the White House, Hanks was surprised to discover that the press corps did not have a working coffeemaker, so he sent an espresso machine.
Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.
America's first African American president is already the author of two memoirs and a children's book.
Michelle Obama's memoir is likely to be just as eagerly anticipated.
A descendant of slaves, she became the first African American first lady and garnered high approval ratings -- to the point where she was arguably one of the country's most respected and popular women.
U.S. President Donald Trump (R-Grifter) is likely to sign an executive order next week that lifts a ban on new federal coal mining leases and starts the process of killing other Obama-era initiatives to combat global climate change, a White House official said.
"Rescinding federal coal leasing moratorium is part of that executive order, which has lots of different components, including the Clean Power Plan," the official told Reuters on Wednesday by email, confirming the order was scheduled to come next week.
The Clean Power Plan is former President Barack Obama's centerpiece initiative to combat climate change, and requires states to slash emissions of carbon dioxide.
A welder works inside a turbine during planned maintenance and repair operations at the 7th hydro unit of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, located on the Yenisei River outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia, March 2, 2017.
Photo by Ilya Naymushin
Missouri state senators early Wednesday gave initial approval to a measure that opponents have criticized as making it more difficult to sue for discrimination in the state and voted down protections for LGBT people.
Democrats railed against the bill on discrimination lawsuits for hours Tuesday before hammering out a compromise after midnight. It received initial approval in a voice vote.
Republicans and pro-business backers say it's now too easy to sue for discrimination in the state, but opponents argue the proposed change would allow discrimination to go unpunished.
Senators also in a 20-10 vote killed a proposed amendment by Creve Coeur Democratic Sen. Jill Schupp to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations. Republican Sens. Caleb Rowden of Columbia and Ryan Silvey of Kansas City joined Democrats to support what's sometimes referred to as the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reached a deal Wednesday to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey investors.
The sale comes four months after Icahn closed it amid a crippling strike.
A sale price was not revealed.
"We are excited to be part of this revitalization of Atlantic City creating thousands of jobs to help local employment," Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, said in a statement. "We are 100 percent convinced Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City will be a success."
He said the company plans to invest $300 million in renovating and rebranding the property.
Wildlife officials say they have evidence of a rare jaguar sighting in the United States, giving conservationists hope that the endangered cat is re-establishing itself here.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a photo Thursday from a trail camera that was taken in November and recently retrieved.
It shows the spotted cat wandering through the Dos Cabezas Mountains in Arizona about 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Jeff Humphrey says it's the farthest north of the border that a jaguar has been seen in decades.
Officials say they can't tell the jaguar's gender or age from the photo. The two other jaguars that have been recently spotted were both male, and Arizona Game and Fish officials have said a female jaguar hasn't been spotted in decades.
But conservationists think the latest sighting is evidence that the jaguar is returning to the U.S. after decades away. They say a possible border wall could stop that.
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