Andrew Tobias: Learning from Ronald Reagan
Three economy-boosting things the Republicans have for seven years steadfastly blocked: (1) Put people to work revitalizing our crumbling infrastructure. They refused to pass the American Jobs Act . (2) Hike the minimum wage. They cut it each year by not allowing it to rise with inflation. (3) Enact comprehensive immigration reform. Passed 68-32 in the Senate, they refused to bring it up for a vote in the House.
Bill the Cat, or Bill D. Cat, is a fictional cat appearing in the works of cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, beginning with the comic strip Bloom County in the 1980s and continuing in Outland and Opus in the following decades. Bill also appeared in some of Breathed's illustrated children's books, including A Wish for Wings That Work, which was also made into an animated Christmas television special, and also on greeting cards and other sundrymerchandise. The cat's most frequent spoken sentiments are "Ack!" and "Thbbft!", unlike most other animals (and children) in Breathed's work, who not only can speak English, but have advanced vocabularies. The former is a result of his regularly choking on hairballs, the latter sound an approximation of the "raspberry".
Lois Of The Litter Box was first and correct with:
I once had a T-shirt with a vaguely disturbing picture of Bill the Cat wearing a leather g-string and holding a chainsaw, with the caption: "There is no problem that can't be solved with a chainsaw". As time goes by, life has shown me that that just might be true. And speaking of acts of violent rejection, in my google image search for Bill The Cat, these pictures of the Clinton's with their beloved cat Socks popped up. Forgive me for saying, but Socks appears to have the attitude of a prisoner of war in these photos. It's true. Cats CAN sense evil.
Hope you feel better soon Marty! We love you!
Alan J said:
I had that picture on a T-shirt
I'll leave it to your imagination where the feet ended up on my torso.
That's Bill the Cat, hairball generator extraordinaire.
Bill the Cat-Berke Breathed's less than cuddly answer to Garfield
That's Bill the cat from Bloom County. I've tried to be a cat person to no avail - don't hate 'em (except when they crap in my yard) but don't love 'em enough to have one. Bloom County is just weird.
Hope you're feeling better, Marty.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
That is Bill the Cat from Bloom County
Kevin K in Washington, DC answered:
That would be Bill the Cat. He's a friend of Opus the Penguin and an
occasional presidential candidate whose main talent is at hacking up
hairballs. He lives in Berke Breathed's Bloom County.
Daniel in The City replied:
Bill the Cat from Bloom County
David of Moon Valley wrote:
Bill The Cat.....Ack!! Pffft!!!
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
Bill the Cat…Bill & Opus for President…Nitwits Romney needs to Shut the Fuck Up and let the Repukes die the slow epochal death they deserve.
Izzat John Ellis Bush?
I mean... I know he thought it was gonna be a cakewalk
and he took a beating in the early primaries and caucuses
That's Bill the Cat.
DJ Useo responded:
It's Bill the Cat, from "Bloom County". Very funny.
I decided to ride the train for the first time, once, & decided to take a large collection of Bloom County
to read on the way. Well, the train was so terrible I didn't enjoy the book at all. Don't ride the train!
Ah! That is one of my fa-vo-rite anthropomorphic philosophers...
Bill the Cat...
Photo comment: Seeing yesterday's page pic of the Russian Soyuz capsule parachuting to Earth I couldn't help but think of Howard "Fruit Loops" Wolowitz when he made the same trip returning from the ISS. What a weenie...
Opinion Moment: I can't help but think that T-rump is going through the same ego and attitude thing that Charlie 'Winning!' Sheen did during that particular barrage. The similarities are remarkable...
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 FRESH'The Amazing Race', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 2/18/16) are Tea Leoni, Amanda Peet, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 1/21/16) are Rashida Jones, Sean Hayes, Lily James, and Borns.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon', followed by a FRESH'Grimm', then 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Gwyneth Paltrow, Tyler Oakley, and the Who.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 2/24/16) are Casey Affleck, Zachary Levi, and Dr. David Agus.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/8/16) areChris Carter, Wavves, and Alden Ehrenreich.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Dr. Ken', then a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 2/28/16) is Ben Affleck.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'The Originals'.
Faux has a FRESH'Sleepy Hollow', followed by a FRESH'Second Chance'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 'The First 48', 'The First 48: Killer Confessions', another 'The First 48: Killer Confessions', and still another 'The First 48: Killer Confessions'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Green Mile', followed by the movie 'The Express'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 13 - Episode 6
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 13 - Episode 7
[8:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 7-Zayna Flaming Grill, Part 1
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 8-Zayna Flaming Grill, Part 2
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-The Pandorica Opens-Part 1.
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Big Bang-Part 2.
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-Hero Worship
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-Violations
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-The Child
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Where Silence Has Lease
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Elementary, Dear Data
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Outrageous Okona
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Loud as a Whisper
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Schizoid Man
[8:00PM] DEEP IMPACT
[11:00PM] DEEP IMPACT
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-The Child
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Where Silence Has Lease
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Elementary, Dear Data
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Outrageous Okona (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has the movie 'Rush Hour 3'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH'Bravo First Looks', then a FRESH'The People's Couch'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Pineapple Express', followed by the movie 'Get Him To The Greek'.
FX has the movie 'Identity Thief', followed by the movie 'Deep Impact', then the movie 'White House Down'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH'American Restoration', then a FRESH'Million Dollar Genius'.
[6:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Booby Dupes
[6:25AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Busy Buddies
[6:50AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Cactus Makes Perfect
[7:15AM] IRON MONKEY
[11:30AM] BANGKOK DANGEROUS
[1:45PM] IRON MONKEY
[6:00PM] TRANSPORTER 2
[10:45PM] CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE
[3:30AM] BANGKOK DANGEROUS
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Maya Rudolph (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Samaritan
[8:00AM] Once Upon a Time in Mexico
[10:00AM] Dances With Wolves
[2:00PM] Hap and Leonard-Episode 1
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Terminal
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Thrill
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Denial
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Navy Blues
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Harvest
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Nullification
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Baby, It's You
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Blood
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Shadow
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Burned
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Ritual
[2:00AM] Hap and Leonard-Episode 1
[3:01AM] Dances With Wolves (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Scorpion King', followed by the movie 'The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior'.
Tina Fey felt slammed by the many charitable causes that her entertainment cohorts promoted during Sunday's Oscars.
"Halfway through [the Oscars], I was like, 'This is some Hollywood bulls--t,' Fey said on Howard Stern's radio show Tuesday. "Everyone's telling me what to do, people yelling at me about rape, and corporate greed, but really it's climate change. Guys, pick a lane."
She then added, "You're all rich. Why are you yelling at me about corporate greed?"
If Fey wanted to avoid hearing about causes on Oscar night, the deck was stacked against her. Several stars boycotted the show over a lack of diversity in the major acting categories, Lady Gaga was nominated for a song dedicated to sexual-assault survivors, and DiCaprio used his first Oscar win to speak on corporate greed and how oil, coal, and gas companies are contributing to climate change.
From a crumpled paper bag in a dilapidated house came a baseball-card find of a lifetime. Seven of them actually.
Card experts in Southern California said Wednesday that they have verified the legitimacy - and seven-figure total value - of seven identical Ty Cobb cards from the printing period of 1909 to 1911. Before the recent find, there were only about 15 known to still exist.
Joe Orlando, the president of Professional Sports Authenticator in Newport Beach, California, who verified the find, said it is "spectacular" and "miraculous" to have come across such a cache.
The family who discovered the cards in a neglected paper bag at the run-down house of a deceased great-grandfather has asked to remain anonymous.
The cards with the famed Detroit Tigers player come from a lot known as T206, the group most prized by collectors that also includes the Honus Wagner card, arguably the most famous sports card ever.
A small dragonfly that migrates thousands of miles between continents could be the animal kingdom's most impressive long-distance traveller, scientists believe.
Pantala flavescens, which measures barely an inch and a half, has been found in locations as far apart as Texas, eastern Canada, Japan, Korea, India and South America.
The insects have strikingly similar genes, indicating that they have not had time to grow apart in their different homes.
There can only be one explanation for this lack of diversity, researchers believe. The dragonflies are undertaking breathtaking intercontinental journeys giving them a habitat range stretching across 4,400 miles or more.
Their secret is thought to be an ability to sail on wind currents that carry them between America and Asia.
Chinese tourist poses with a statue of comic character Iron Man at Tamru temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand, March 3, 2016. The temple said it had set up statues of Hollywood and comic characters to attract more people to visit the temple.
Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom
The remains of an ancient Anglo-Saxon island have been discovered in Lincolnshire. Archaeologists have found a number of artefacts from more than 1,200 years ago, and have suggested that they all originate from a settlement which sat upon a long-lost island.
Researchers have identified 21 styli - instruments used for writing - and 300 dress pins; all originating from the 7th to 8th Century. Experts believe these came from an old settlement - near the small Lincolnshire village of Little Carlton - either thriving on trade, or used as a religious monastic base.
An amateur metal detecting enthusiast was the first to find an artefact linked to the settlement. Graham Vickers found a silver stylus in a ploughed field, and reported his discovery to the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
This prompted further research in the area, which led to the uncovering of 21 styli, 300 dress pins, and a large number of 7th Century coins - known as 'Scettas'. Also found was a small lead tablet, with the name 'Cudberg' engraved - a popular Anglo-Saxon female name.
Since the discovery, researchers have excavated nine separate trenches around the ancient settlement. This has uncovered more clues to the settlements purpose.
House Democrats suggested on Wednesday that a special House panel investigating Planned Parenthood could be complicit in future assaults or even murders of abortion providers at the Republican-led committee's first hearing on the ethics of fetal tissue research.
The investigative panel was created last year following conservative furor over secretly recorded and doctored videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they sometimes supply fetal tissue for medical research. In February, the panel subpoenaed documents from groups that GOP lawmakers said were withholding information. Those include abortion providers and a company that supplies fetal tissue from abortion clinics to researchers.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., the panel's chairman, said the subpoenas are necessary as part of the investigation to answer questions "that the American people are asking." The subpoenas seek information on people involved in procuring tissue, where it came from and where it was sent.
The top Democrat on the panel, Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, repeated her call for the special committee to be disbanded and called the investigation a "partisan and dangerous witch hunt." She also said there were no rules in place to protect the names of those subpoenaed.
"The chair's abuse of her position as chair to compel this information is reminiscent of Senator Joe McCarthy's abusive tactics," Schakowsky said, referring to the Wisconsin senator's anti-communism crusade in the 1950s.
One of Donald Trump's sons appeared along with a white supremacist while giving an interview on a conservative radio show, adding to concerns that the front-runner in the battle to be the Republican candidate in November's presidential election is willing to accept support from extremist supporters.
Donald Trump Jr., who is actively campaigning for his father, gave an interview on Tuesday on "Liberty Roundtable," a conservative Utah-based radio show hosted by Sam Bushman.
During the show he was questioned by James Edwards, another radio host whose show "The Political Cesspool" is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading U.S. civil rights group, as "racist and anti-Semitic."
During the interview, conducted over the telephone, Trump Jr. talked about what a good father Donald Trump was and how his campaign is changing the Republican Party.
The show, founded in 2005 and syndicated by Bushman's Liberty News Radio organization, has featured such extremists as former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and Holocaust denier Willis Carto.
An Australian inquiry on Wednesday heard of a gun-toting paedophile priest who made children kneel between his legs during confession as Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell admitted a time of "crimes and cover-ups" within the Catholic Church.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney heard evidence from Pell, via videolink from Rome, for a third day, with the senior Australian official again facing intense questioning about what he knew.
Gail Furness, the top lawyer leading questioning in the inquiry, centred attention Wednesday on Doveton parish priest Peter Searson, who Pell called "one of the most unpleasant" men he had ever met.
Pell called Searson's behaviour "abhorrent" but denied knowing about it at the time, and suggested that Melbourne Archbishop Frank Little, now deceased, should have done more.
The inquiry heard Searson, who died in 2009, was also accused of sexual assault, swinging a cat by its tail over a fence, killing it, showing children a dead body in a coffin and holding a knife to the chest of a young girl.
Traditional cloth pieces, used for decoration, are displayed in a shop at the Dubai Mall, UAE, March 3, 2016. The cloth (C) reads, "There is no God but Allah, Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah."
Photo by Ahmed Jadallah
A dog accompanies models who present creations by Indian designer Manish Arora as part of his Fall/Winter 2016/2017 women's ready-to-wear collection in Paris, France, March 3, 2016.
Photo by Gonzalo Fuentes
A new Los Angeles museum is seeking heartbroken lovers willing to donate the remnants of their past relationships for public display.
The traveling exhibition known as the Museum of Broken Relationships is set to open its second permanent location in Los Angeles by May 2016.
The museum, which was founded by Croatian artists in 2006, showcases various items from failed relationships ranging from CDs and cassettes to old sneakers and other pieces of clothing.
Interested parties can submit their donations to the museum along with a "story" that provides details on the items and their emotional significance. The items are then displayed anonymously although a full name is required in the donation process to confirm consent.
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