BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 28 April, 2017


28 April, 2017

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E.J. Dionne, Jr.: Trump's greatest single achievement almost never gets mentioned (Washington Post)
In the outpouring of commentary on President Trump's first 100 days in office, his greatest single achievement is almost never mentioned, which is itself a sign of what a major triumph it is: We are not talking much about whether Russia colluded with Trump's campaign to help elect him.

Josh Marshall: How Trump's Religion of 'Winning' Is Sabotaging His Presidency (TPM)
Trump's winning-centric approach to the Presidency has been slapdash, erratic and impossible to predict. Hill leaders seem more likely to govern around him, if not necessarily in spite of him. Because there's simply no there there to negotiate with or to follow.

ALICE OLLSTEIN and TIERNEY SNEED: GOP Congress Ignores Trump Threats, Proceeds With Deal To Avoid Shutdown (TPM)
With mere days before Friday's deadline to continue funding the government, the White House is delivering mixed messages on whether Trump will demand money for a border wall. But lawmakers, including many Republicans, signaled Tuesday that they are navigating around Trump's about-faces and are close to sealing a deal to keep the lights on.

Paul Krugman: The China Shock and the Trump Shock (NY Times Blog; Christmas 2016)
You can't really turn the clock back a quarter-century; but even trying can produce exactly the kind of rapid, disruptive shifts in production that fed blue-collar anger going into this election.

Dr. Verena Tan, RD, PhD: Top 10 Health Benefits of Flaxseeds (Authority Nutrition)
For centuries, flaxseeds have been prized for their health-protective properties. In fact, Charles the Great ordered his subjects to eat flaxseeds for their health. So it's no wonder they acquired the name Linum usitatissimum, meaning "the most useful."

Paula Cocozza: How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip' (The Guardian)
Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what's behind this resurgence?

Lanre Bakare: Spike Lee: 'Black men are still viewed as predators' (The Guardian)
Twenty-five years after the LA riots, Spike Lee has made a film about Rodney King, whose beating by the police triggered the uprising. Does he think things have improved in the US? 'Race is always going to be an issue in this country.'

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This actor, who appeared in more than 200 films, was born Espera Oscar de Corti, and spent a lifetime denying his heritage while adopting another. By what name is he better known?


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This English beat rock band, formed in Manchester in 1964, had two US Billboard Hot 100 No.1's - one is addressed to Mrs. Brown, the other is about a king. What is the name of this group?

       Herman's Hermits                                                      Source

Herman's Hermits are an English beat rock band, formed in Manchester in 1964.

Their first hit was a cover of Earl-Jean's "I'm into Something Good" (written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King), which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 13 in the US in late 1964. They never topped the British charts again, but had two US Billboard Hot 100 No.1s with "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (originally sung by Tom Courtenay in a 1963 British TV play) and "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" (a British music hall song by Harry Champion dating from 1911, which singer Peter Noone's Irish grandfather had been in the habit of singing when Noone was young). These songs were aimed at a US fan base, with Noone exaggerating his Mancunian accent.        Source

"Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" debuted on the Hot 100 at number 12 - the third highest debut of the decade (after the Beatles' "Hey Jude" and "Get Back").        Source

"I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am" (also "I'm Henery the VIII, I Am" or "I'm Henry VIII, I Am"; spelled "Henery" but pronounced "'Enery" in the Cockney style normally used to sing it) is a 1910 British music hall song by Fred Murray and R. P. Weston. It was a signature song of the music hall star Harry Champion. In 1965, it became the fastest-selling song in history to that point when it was revived by Herman's Hermits, becoming the group's second number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Let's see -- "Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely daughter" and "I'm Henry the Eighth, I am." Got to be Herman's Hermits.

Randall wrote:
   Herman's Hermits
  Mrs. Brown (you've got an ugly daughter) and Henry VIII

Alan J answered:
   Herman's Hermits.

mj said:
   I'm not sure who Herman was
  But Peter Noone led Herman's Hermits. Parents didn't mind them as much as the Beatles because, while the hair was longinsh, they were puppy cute, not gritty-sexy.

Stephen F replied:
   Hermans Hermits

David of Moon Valley responded:
   That be Herman's Hermits?

Noel said:
   'Erman's 'Ermits.

Gene wrote:
   The band is Herman's Hermits, lead singer is Peter Noone. They was much more successful in the US than the UK. They even had several feature films in the US, Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, Hold On and When the Boys Meet the Girls.

Deborah replied:
   Oh, I know this one: Herman's Hermits. Their songs, "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and "Henry the VII" were all over pop radio when I was a kid. As far as I know, no one in the group was named Herman.

Harry M responded:
   Herman's Hermits

Adam answered:
   Herman's Hermits.

George M wrote:
   Marty, the band of whom you speak is Herman's Hermits - featuring Barry Whitwam, Keith Hopwood, Derek Lockenby, Karl Green and, of course, Peter Noone!
  Count me in as one for Herman's Hermits!

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Herman's Hermits."

zorch replied:
   Herman's Hermits or as John Lennon called them 'Erman's 'Ermits

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Herman's Hermits

Billy in Cypress responded:
   Herman's Hermits is the answer today. Those songs are still in my good-memory banks after all these years. Unfortunately, CpPDJT-ID is still in my bad-memory outhouse as well and will be until I die. Once you have seen and smelled the giant fool's gold-plated, orange turd, how to you remove it from your memory?

Kevin K. in Washington, DC answered:
   That was Herman's Hermits, or 'Ermin's 'Ermits in the exaggerated accent Peter Noon sang in to let everybody know they were a British Invasion band.
  The songs were "Mrs. Brown, You Have a Lovely Daughter", and "I'm Henry the Eight, I Am".

Joe S     wrote:
   "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Loovly Dotter" and "I'm Henry The VIII, I Am." Don't even have to "research" this one, Herman's Hermits. Back in the '80s the Spirit of the Woods Music Association opened every meeting by singing Henry the VIII. IT WAS A JOKE! IT WAS A JOKE! The band sucked and so did the songs.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

MAM     took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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In Brazil, the goverment has abandoned indigneous tribes to genocide by loggers and ranchers.

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The Republicans who care about climate change: 'They are done with the denial' | Environment | The Guardian

Facebook admits: governments exploited us to spread propaganda | Technology | The Guardian

The Handmaid's Tale is timely. But that's not why it's so terrifying | Jessica Valenti | Opinion | The Guardian

New website offers US women help to perform their own abortions | World news | The Guardian

M Night Shyamalan announces sequel to Unbreakable and Split in same film | Film | The Guardian

Texas House approves anti-sanctuary cities bill that amounts to 'a white supremacist's field day'

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Trump's newly unveiled anti-immigrant hotline bombarded with reports of space aliens -

Dan Rather's Second Coming - POLITICO Magazine

Feds Say It's Too Dangerous To Share Dakota Access Oil Spill Report | The Huffington Post

Are American Voters Actually Just Stupid? A New Poll Suggests the Answer May Be Yes | Alternet

Formerly Imprisoned Journalist Barrett Brown Taken Back Into Custody Before PBS Interview -

Cummings: White House 'covering up' for Flynn | TheHill

Why It's Impossible for Republicans to Investigate the Trump-Russia Scandal | Mother Jones

Ivanka Trump soliciting donations from foreign governments and corporations for mystery foundation

Donald Trump's file | PolitiFact

Donald Trump Wants To Break Up The Court That Blocked His Travel Ban | The Huffington Post

The education of Donald Trump - POLITICO

Spicer blames Obama for Flynn's security clearance | TheHill

Trump administration blames Obama for Trump hiring Michael Flynn -

Donald Trump's tax plan would turn the whole U.S. into Kansas. -

Exclusive: Federal probe of Fox News expands - Apr. 27, 2017 -

Trump says he may break up 9th Circuit Court after rulings go against him | TheHill

Trump always forgets words matter to judges. -

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses child custody battle -



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Janet shared the link. To which I say--OMG! Only $20 to send Lumpy one of his ugly tweets?! It's almost worth it! Instead, I'll send you the $20 as a monthly contribution to sustain your page!

(I might invest in a troll cake except I doubt that Lumpy would see it--or eat it. And even if someone at the WH did show it to him, I doubt that he would understand that it was being used to mock him. It would probably just inflate his godawful ego even more, and we can't have that,)

But I love the idea.

New 'Troll Cakes' Have Internet Trolls Eating Their Own Words

Wonderful video of The Simpsons and their take on Lumpy's 100 days. Friend Cassandra called this to my attention:

'The Simpsons' Puts A Deeply Dark Twist On Trump's 1st 100 Days | The Huffington Post

I believe his goal is to transfer all the money in this country and universe into his bank account! This is so obscene. The tax cuts are totally self-serving.

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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.

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Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'Undercover Boss', followed by a FRESH 'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH 'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Tom Hanks and Anna Baryshnikov.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 3/7/17) are Alec Baldwin, Kerry Washington, and Jose Gonzalez.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'First Dates', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Martin Short, Britt Robertson, and Jessica Seinfeld.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 5/23/17) are Jake Gyllenhaal, Whitney Cummings, Post Malone featuring Quavo of Migos and Metro Boomin, and Charlie Benante.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/5/17) are Abigail Spencer, PartyBaby, and Asia Kate Dillon.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'The Toy Box', followed by the FRESH 'Let It Fall: LA 1982 - 1992'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 4/20/17) are Magic Johnson, Gabourey Sidibe, and Dua Lipa.

The CW offers a FRESH 'The Originals', followed by a FRESH 'Reign'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Rosewood', followed by a FRESH 'You The Jury'.

MY recycles an old 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by another old 'American Ninja Warrior'.

A&E has 'Live PD', followed by a FRESH 'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH 'Live PD'.

AMC offers the movie 'Forrest Gump', followed by the movie 'Forrest Gump', again.

BBC  -   
 [8:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 25-Transfigurations
 [9:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 26-The Best of Both Worlds (Part 1)
 [10:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 25-Transfigurations
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 23-All Our Yesterdays
 [5:10PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 24-Turnabout Intruder
 [8:40PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Where No Man Has Gone Before
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 23-All Our Yesterdays
 [12:10AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 24-Turnabout Intruder
 [3:40AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Where No Man Has Gone Before

Bravo has the movie 'She's Out Of My League', followed by the movie 'Friends With Benefits'.

Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'South Park', followed by the movie 'The Wedding Ringer'.

FX has the movie 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol', followed by the movie 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'.

History has 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens: Declassified', then a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens', and another 'Ancient Aliens'.

IFC  -   
 [7:15AM]    THE TOWN
 [10:15AM]    BROCKMIRE-Retaliation
 [10:45AM]    BROCKMIRE-Breakout Year
 [11:15AM]    YOU'RE NEXT
 [1:15PM]    THE MIST
 [6:00PM]    ROGUE

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Bob Newhart Show-Somebody Down Here Likes Me
 [6:35AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Party Is Such Sweet Sorrow
 [7:10AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Just a Lunch
 [7:45AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Second Story Story
 [8:20AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend
 [8:55AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Cover Boy
 [9:30AM]    The Wedding Planner
 [12:00PM]    Erin Brockovich
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Poison Ivy
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Indifference
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Prisoner of Love
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Out of the Half-Light
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Bad Girl
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Damaged
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Tabloid
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-DWB
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Flight
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Agony
 [1:59AM]    Gomorrah-Episode 1
 [4:29AM]    Hap and Leonard-Savage Season
 [5:30AM]    Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo-Ticking Mojo    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Matrix Reloaded', followed by the movie 'The Matrix Revolutions'.

 [6:00 AM]      Spring Madness (1938)
 [7:15 AM]      Johnny Belinda (1948)
 [9:15 AM]      Never Fear (1949)
 [10:45 AM]      A Summer Place (1959)
 [1:15 PM]      Splendor in the Grass (1961)
 [3:30 PM]      A Place in the Sun (1951)
 [5:45 PM]      East of Eden (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      Bigger Than Life (1956)
 [10:00 PM]      Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
 [12:00 AM]      About Mrs. Leslie (1954)
 [2:00 AM]      The Sandpiper (1965)
 [4:15 AM]      Now, Voyager (1942)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Saturday   -  04/29/17

 [6:30 AM]      Four Daughters (1938)
 [8:15 AM]      Mrs. Parkington (1944)
 [10:30 AM]      Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)
 [12:15 PM]      Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
 [2:00 PM]      Mister Roberts (1955)
 [4:15 PM]      Exodus (1960)
 [8:00 PM]      Colorado Territory (1949)
 [10:00 PM]      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
 [12:15 AM]      Wild Rovers (1971)
 [2:45 AM]      Lady Snowblood (1973)
 [4:30 AM]      Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Aerobatic aircrafts fly during a performance at the Airshow Zhengzhou 2017 in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province on April 27, 2017.
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"The Simpsons" is taking on Donald Trump's (R-Fabulist) first 100 days in office in a short animation released online.

The clip shows an animated Trump in bed at the White House counting up accomplishments as president, like lowering his golf handicap and increasing his Twitter following. The video also imagines the president's daughter, Ivanka, taking Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat on the Supreme Court.

The video ends with Marge and Homer Simpson taking in the news on TV at home and Marge complains that she's out of the antidepressant Prozac that was supposed to last her "the whole four years."

"The Simpsons" has gotten some political predictions right in the past.

A 2000 episode of the series joked about Lisa Simpson taking over in the Oval Office from Trump.



A woman, wrapped up against the cold wind, stands on the beach as she watches a swan and yachts in Gdynia, Poland, April 27, 2017.
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Disneyland's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland park-goers Wednesday evening when he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride.

Instead of the usual animatronic in Depp's likeness, visitors were treated to the actual actor reciting lines from the popular film franchise while brandishing his sword at the Anaheim, California, theme park.

This is not the first time Depp has stopped by the ride that inspired 2003's "Curse of the Black Pearl," but this is his first appearance during the "Dead Men Tell No Tales" era of his iconic captain's log.

Depp even abandoned ship to entertain guests waiting in line on the facade of the attraction.

The stunt comes just a month before "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" sails into theaters May 26.

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Running Out Of Space Suits


The state of NASA's space suit supply looks bleak in a new report from the space agency's auditor. NASA is still "years away" from having a new space suit ready for future deep-space missions, the report claims, even though the agency has invested close to $200 million on space suit development since 2007.

Meanwhile, NASA seems to be running out of the space suits it does have for the astronauts on the ISS. Only a fraction of the original space suit supply for the station is fully functional right now, and NASA may risk not having enough space suits to last through the end of the ISS program, currently scheduled for 2024.

These problems, outlined by NASA's Office of Inspector General (OIG), could turn into major roadblocks for NASA as it tries to pull off its long-term human exploration plans. Right now, NASA's goal is to start building a human outpost in the space near the Moon throughout the 2020s, where astronauts can live and train for future deep-space missions. Then in the 2030s, the first Mars astronauts will leave from this outpost and make the journey to the Red Planet.

To prepare for these deep-space environments, NASA has funded three different programs geared toward developing new space suits. However, the OIG report argues that these development efforts have been slow and complicated, since NASA has lacked a clear plan up until now on exactly where it wanted people to go in space. It was only recently that NASA outlined its plans to build a station near the Moon before heading to Mars. And though NASA has poured millions into these projects over the last decade, the agency has also taken funding away from space suit development and redistributed it toward other development projects.

Meanwhile, the report argues that NASA may have misspent some of the money it has put into these development programs. The OIG report highlights the fact that from 2011 to 2016, NASA has put more than $80 million into a space suit development initiative established under the now-defunct Constellation program. That was NASA's old plan to return to the surface of the Moon that was ultimately canceled in 2010. "We question NASA's decision to continue funding a contract associated with the Constellation Program after cancellation of that program and a recommendation made by... officials in 2011 to cancel the contract," the OIG report states.



A supporter of French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron glues a campaign poster to a wall in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France, April 27, 2017.
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Changes When Touched

Solar Eclipse Stamp

To commemorate the total solar eclipse over the US in August, the U.S. Postal Service is releasing a landmark stamp that does something no other stamp can.

The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp, which will be issued June 20, changes when you touch it from an image of the eclipsed sun to one of the full moon.

On August 21, the moon will slip between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow that will create the first full solar eclipse over the U.S. in 38 years.

In a swath of the country from South Carolina to Oregon, darkness will reign in the middle of the day for a full two minutes and 40 seconds, beginning at 1:25 p.m. in the Eastern time zone.

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Poor Baby's Fine Whine


He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.

Donald Trump (R-Crooked) on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House.

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

Trump, who said he was accustomed to not having privacy in his "old life," expressed surprise at how little he had now. And he made clear he was still getting used to having 24-hour Secret Service protection and its accompanying constraints.

He frequently turns to outside friends and former business colleagues for advice and positive reinforcement. Senior aides say they are resigned to it.



Dalila du Seuil ridden by Ludovic Philipperon, clears the hedges on the way to winning the fifth race at the Prix de Castets on April 27, 2017, in Compiegne, France.


Corporations More Important Than Actual Taxpayers


Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin today told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that he couldn't say how Donald Trump's (R-Grifter) sweeping tax overhaul plan would affect the president personally, while also declining to guarantee that middle-class families wouldn't pay more under the proposal.

"I can't make any guarantees until this thing is done and it's on the president's desk. But I can tell you, that's our number one objective in this," Mnuchin said on "Good Morning America."

The blueprint, which the White House unveiled Wednesday, calls for dramatically cutting federal taxes for businesses and simplifying rules for individuals. The plan would slash corporate taxes to 15 percent for large and small businesses, as well as consolidate categories for individual taxpayers, lowering the top bracket from nearly 40 percent to 35 percent.

But the Trump administration left key questions about the tax plan unanswered, such as how it would affect the middle class and the wealthy. Mnuchin avoided sharing further details of the plan in the interview with "GMA" this morning.



Daughter Defends Him


Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, who is facing a sexual assault trial, said Wednesday that he has gone completely blind. In an essay published the same day, his youngest daughter Evin Cosby defended him by saying he "loves and respects women."

The 79-year-old entertainer was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault over allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple employee Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004. Over 50 other women have made similar allegations against the comedian.

Cosby, however, pleaded not guilty and denied all such claims. His trial is scheduled for June 5 after the jury selection begins in Pittsburgh on May 22.

In Evin Cosby's essay published by the NNPA Newswire, she acknowledged that her father "had his affairs" but "worked through it and moved on." The 40-year-old defended her father by saying: "He is not abusive, violent or a rapist."



Lava flows down ridges after a spectacular volcanic eruption on Mount Etna on April 27, 2017, in Sicily.


Heir Threatened With Arrest

Red Bull

Thai prosecutors vowed Thursday to seek the first arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull fortune after he dodged the latest summons to hear charges over a 2012 hit-and-run in his Ferrari that left a policeman dead.

The threat comes after years of public anger over the lack of progress in a case that critics say highlights the impunity enjoyed by Thailand's wealthy and well-connected.

Worayuth Yoovidhya, whose nickname is "Boss", was 27 when he allegedly smashed his Ferrari into a police officer in the early hours of the morning, dragging the body for several hundred metres before fleeing the scene of the crash.

The scion, whose billionaire father is Thailand's fourth-richest man, has never showed up for a formal indictment, allowing some of the charges against him to expire.

After Worayuth missed the latest summons Thursday, prosecutors promised to request an arrest warrant from the Thai courts, a step which until now has never been taken despite his previous no-shows.

Red Bull


'Could Rewrite Human History'

Mastodon Bones

A puzzling find in America could change our ideas on human history - a mastodon skeleton which looks like it was smashed to pieces by ancient humans 130,000 years ago.

The puzzling part is that scientists believed that humans only arrived in America around 13,000 years ago - and the skeleton dates from 100,000 years before that.

Researchers found a skeleton where the bones appeared to have been broken with stone tools - which were found alongside - and a tusk was stuck upright in the ground.

The researchers write, 'It appears to be impossible that a mastodon could somehow force its own tusk into the underlying deposits.'

Uranium dating show the site is around 130,000 years old - which has made the find highly controversial.

Mastodon Bones



A newborn black-and-white ruffed lemur hangs on a rope in the Cologne Zoo, Germany, on April 27, 2017. Two black-and-white ruffed lemurs and one red ruffed lemur were born on March 31 and April 1, 2017.
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