Hillary Clinton: How I'd Rein In Wall Street (NY Times)
SEVEN years ago, the financial crisis sent our economy into a tailspin. Over five million people lost their homes. Nearly nine million lost their jobs. Nearly $13 trillion in household wealth was wiped out. Under President Obama, our economy has come a long way back. Our businesses have created more than 13 million jobs. People's savings are being restored. And we have tough new rules on the books, including the Dodd-Frank Act, that protect consumers and curb recklessness on Wall Street.
Hillary Clinton's Infrastructure Plan: Building Tomorrow's Economy Today
In America, we build great things together. President Lincoln's transcontinental railroad fueled the growth of a nation and a continent. President Eisenhower's interstate highway system drove the rise of the strongest middle class in history. President Roosevelt helped to build the Hoover Dam and power the rise of the American Southwest. For nearly two centuries, our great public works have transformed the American landscape and opened up new markets. They have connected Americans to jobs, to schools, and to one another. They have paved the way to U.S. prosperity-sometimes literally.
Yosemite Sam is an American animated cartoon character in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The name is somewhat alliterative and is inspired by Yosemite National Park. Along with Elmer Fudd, he is the de facto archenemy of Bugs Bunny. He is commonly depicted as an extremely aggressive gunslinging prospector, outlaw, pirate, or cowboy with a hair-trigger temper and an intense hatred of rabbits, Bugs particularly. In cartoons with non-Western themes, he uses various aliases, including "Chilkoot Sam" (named for the Chilkoot Trail; Sam pronounces it "Chilli-koot") in 14 Carrot Rabbit (although in the same cartoon, when he tries to gain Bugs Bunny's trust, he cleverly invents alias "Square-deal Sam"), "Riff Raff Sam" in Sahara Hare, "Sam Schultz" in Big House Bunny, "Seagoin' Sam" in Buccaneer Bunny, "Shanghai Sam" in Mutiny on the Bunny, and "Sam Von Schamm the Hessian" in Bunker Hill Bunny and many others. During the Golden Age of American animation, Yosemite Sam appeared in 33 shorts.
Animator Friz Freleng introduced the character in the 1945 cartoon Hare Trigger. With his grumpy demeanor, fiery temper, strident voice and short stature (in two early gags in Hare Trigger, a train he is attempting to rob passes right over top of him and he has to use a set of portable stairs to get on his horse; in Bugs Bunny Rides Again, he rides a miniature horse), and fiery red hair, Sam was in some ways an alter-ego of Freleng. The animator often denied any intentional resemblance. However, in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, surviving members of his production crew assert, and the late director's daughter acknowledges, that Sam definitely was inspired by Freleng. Other influences were the Red Skelton character Sheriff Deadeye and the Tex Avery cartoon "Dangerous Dan McFoo".
Randall was first and correct with:
That rootin', tootin', shootin'
Character is Yosemite Sam.
Alan J wrote:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
That there is Yosemite Sam, the hootinst, tootinist, shootinist bobtail
wildcat in the west!
John I from Hawai`i says,
Oh, this one I know - that's Yosemite Sam.
My husband took yesterday off, and after we walked the dogs 2-½ miles and worked in the garden we took the tandem bike out for a ride, up to the next town north for lunch. It was in the 90s when we left, and 105* on the 12 mile ride home. Wow. Despite having plenty of water and electrolytes to drink, we both spent at least 15 min. on the tile floor in the kitchen, a box fan blowing on us, to cool down. Our dogs licked out legs and I felt like a living salt lick. Today is predicted to be 106 and 17% humidity. I'm not riding after 10 a.m. Happy Friday Jr.
That's Yosemite Sam, who is somewhat modeled on Warner Cartoons Director Friz Freiling, especially his angry outbursts. Sam doing the buck dance is modeled on another person in the Warner's crew. I don't remember which one-information form one or the other volumes of Chuck-Amuck, Chuck Jones's autobiographies.
Daniel in The City said:
DJ Useo replied:
What a crazy character that Yosemite Sam is. I wonder if any cartoon ladies have ever dated him? I am doubtful.
Many congratulations, & thanks for 15 great years of BARTCOP E, Marty!
That, is the rootin'est, tootin'est, rabbit-wrasslin' rascal that ever mounted an Old West mule... Yosemite Sam... Dagnab right, ya galootin' varmints.
Ol' Sam, whose real name is Samuel Michelangelo Rosenbaum (bet you didn't know that) had other entertaining manifestations, too.... a pirate captain, an Indian Chief, an Arabian warrior, A Hessian, a Confederate Colonel, a prison guard all come to mind... I'm a big fan.
But, consider this - Sam, with all of his numerous manifestations, proves then, without a doubt, that parallel universes do, in fact, exist... Except for Bugs, now - Bugs is Bugs everywhere at any time... Fact... Bugs is THE ONE universal constant, you see... Which would make Bugs... Un-huh... Yeah, that's right... I just turned yer whole world upside down, now, didn't I?
Dr. Sheldon Cooper can only wish that he could've figured all that out...
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'NCIS: The Expendable One', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert it's a DNC recap.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 5/17/16) are Kate Beckinsale, Bill Hader, and Catfish & the Bottlemen.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Margot Robbie, Nick Cannon, and Martha Stewart.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 7/21/16) are Leslie Jones, Carlo Mirarchi, and Atom Willard.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/16/16) are Jonah Ray, White Mystery, and Jay Roach.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do?', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 7/19/16) are Kristen Bell, Dave Franco, and Domo Genesis featuring Anderson Paak.
The CW offers a FRESH'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN'Masters Of Illusion', then a RERUN'MADtv'.
Faux has a RERUN'Bones', followed by a RERUN'MasterChef'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows', followed by the movie 'True Grit', then the movie 'US Marshals'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-Silicon Avatar
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 5-Disaster
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 14-Conundrum
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 15-Power Play
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 16-Ethics
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 6-The Game
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Unification (Part 1)
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-Unification (Part 2)
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 23-Rightful Heir
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 24-Second Chances
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 25-Timescape
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 26-Descent (Part 1)
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Descent (Part 2)
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Liaisons
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 26-Descent (Part 1)
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Descent (Part 2)
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Liaisons (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Bravo First Looks', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Melbourne', followed by the movie 'Coyote Ugly'.
FX has the movie 'The Other Woman', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups 2', then the movie 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', and another 'Ancient Aliens'.
[6:00AM] FRIDAY THE 13TH
[8:15AM] FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 2
[10:15AM] FRIDAY THE 13TH - PART III
[12:15PM] FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER
[2:15PM] FRIDAY THE 13TH -- A NEW BEGINNING
[4:15PM] FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VI: JASON LIVES
[6:15PM] FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII -- THE NEW BLOOD
[8:15PM] FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN
[10:30PM] FRIDAY THE 13TH
[12:45AM] FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 2
[2:45AM] FRIDAY THE 13TH - PART III
[4:45AM] MARON-The Bookstore
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Simon Helberg (ALL TIMES EDT)
[8:30AM] I Love You, Beth Cooper
[11:00AM] Leaving Las Vegas
[1:30PM] Groundhog Day
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Soldier of Fortune
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Possession
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Myth of Fingerprints
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Born Again
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Second Opinion
[8:59PM] Law & Order-Coma
[9:58PM] Law & Order-Blue Bamboo
[10:57PM] Law & Order-Family Values
[11:56PM] Law & Order-White Rabbit
[12:55AM] The A Word-Therapy
[2:15AM] Groundhog Day
[4:45AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Showrunners
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Make-up (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Shark Night 3D', followed by a FRESH'Killjoys', then a FRESH'Dark Matter'.
Academy Award winning nominated, Golden Globe winning actor Michael Keaton poses at a ceremony awarding him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Photo by Nick Ut
Stephen Colbert will never appear on Stephen Colbert>'s show ever again.
We'll let the "Late Show" host explain below - he's referring to a bit from last week in which he and Jon Stewart brought back the popular "Colbert Report" host character.
"Immediately after that show, CBS' top lawyer was contacted by the top lawyer from another company to say that the character Stephen Colbert is their intellectual property," the real Colbert said. "So, it is with a heavy heart, that I announce that - thanks to corporate lawyers - the character of Stephen Colbert, host of 'The Colbert Report,' will never be seen again."
Instead, on Wednesday, the late-night personality brought in "Stephen Colbert's identical twin cousin," Stephen Colbert. That guy seems to love America just as much as the other dude, and can arch an eyebrow with the best of them. He also said the "Colbert Report" host was probably gay - not that there's anything wrong with that.
Additionally, since actual human Stephen Colbert can also no longer legally perform his famous Comedy Central-era segment "The Word," the "Late Show" host introduced the world to the "Werd." It was equally great.
Bryan Cranston, who played President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway and HBO, appeared Tuesday on a civil rights panel with 1960s-era activists and signed on to an anti-Donald Trumpcampaign with more than 100 other celebrities at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Cranston was joined by Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington, Mark Ruffalo, Neil Patrick Harris, Shonda Rhimes and Macklemore in calling on Americans to deny Trump the White House. It's part of MoveOn.org's "United Against Hate" effort.
The Breaking Bad star pledged his support for Hillary Clinton during the panel discussion, which touched on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's fight against the state's all-white delegation at the 1964 Democratic convention.
Cranston's film All the Way chronicles the tumultuous struggle that led to passage of the Civil Rights Act. Cranston said sharing the stage with the activists who played real-life roles in civil rights history made him feel like a "cubic zirconia on a stage with diamonds."
As an actor, he said he's baffled that his opinions should be taken more seriously than anybody else's.
Bradley Cooper lost some Republican fans after attending the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Conservatives took to social media to complain about the actor as cameras repeatedly cut to him while he watched the speeches.
"I have a list of celebrities that support Socialsim I refuse to spend another $ on," one Twitter user wrote, posting a picture of Cooper concentrating at the convention. "Add this one. Boycott them all."
Cooper was among many celebrities who have attended the convention, including Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera. But Republicans were angered by Cooper's attendance in particular because he played Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood film American Sniper. Kyle became a hero for conservatives, and apparently some thought Cooper held the same political views.
How much do you know about beer? If it's a lot, you should consider working for the Smithsonian. They're looking for a "beer historian" for a new exhibit on American craft beer. If you think that might be you, you should check out the job listing and send in your resume by August 10.
According to Smithsonian Museum of American History curator Paula Johnson, the craft beer history is part of a larger exhibit on post-WWII food history. The same exhibit covers things like wine and farmers markets.
If you do get the job, you'll be conducting research on the history of American beer and helping to put together the exhibit. No word on whether the job will require tasting beer as well, but we imagine that's a perk.
Bill O'Reilly responded Wednesday night to a slew of criticism about how he said the slaves , who Michelle Obama had said built the White House, "were well-fed and had decent lodgings" during his Tuesday show.
After people took to social media to rip into O'Reilly for what was perceived as downplaying the horror of slavery, the O'Reilly Factor host called it "a given that slavery is an abomination." During his show and online, O'Reilly said the blowback mischaracterized the nature of his comments.
"As any honest historian knows, in order to keep slaves and free laborers strong, the Washington administration provided meat, bread and other staples, also decent lodging on the grounds of the new presidential building," O'Reilly continued. "That is a fact. Not a justification, not a defense of slavery."
A U.S. court has ruled that a Hong Kong businessman's role in arranging meetings between Las Vegas Sands and Chinese government officials helped the casino company secure a license in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub.
The Nevada Supreme Court's ruling on July 22 came after it granted a rehearing in a 12-year legal battle between Las Vegas Sands and Richard Suen. In March the court had found "insufficient evidence" to support a May 2013 jury verdict in favour of Suen and Round Square Co, a company he partially owns, and ordered a new trial to determine damages.
Suen had sued Las Vegas Sands in 2004 after negotiations on payment fell through. The Hong Kong businessman claimed he arranged meetings in Beijing between chairman Sheldon Adelson and Chinese officials that helped pave the way for Sands to build, finance and operate casinos in Macau.
The court said last week, "we conclude Round Square presented substantial evidence that facilitating the Beijing meetings benefitted LVSI."
It also reiterated its March decision to overturn a $70 million jury award against Sands and ordered a new hearing to decide how much Sands needs to pay, according to court documents.
Three longtime Sesame Street castmembers have been axed from the long-running children's show.
Bob McGrath (who played music teacher Bob), Emilio Delgado (fix-it shop owner Luis) and Roscoe Orman (science teacher Gordon) have all been let go from the series. The trio portrayed human characters who interacted with the Muppets.
McGrath broke the news earlier this month in a Q&A at Florida Supercon, but his comments only started getting attention Wednesday after The MuppetCast podcast posted it.
"As of this season, I have completed my 45th season this year," McGrath said during the Q&A. "And the show has gone under a major turnaround, going from an hour to a half-hour. HBO has gotten involved also. And they let all of the original castmembers go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka - who is probably 20 years younger than the rest of us - and Chris Knowings, who is also young."
Muraoka plays Alan, the owner of Hooper's Store, and Knowings plays Chris, who works at the store. McGrath also said that Loretta Long, the actress who plays Gordon's wife, Susan, will remain with the show.
A Massachusetts judge Thursday ruled that a lawsuit may proceed challenging the mental competency of media mogul Sumner Redstone when he ousted longtime business ally Philippe Dauman from his trust.
The ruling is the latest twist in the drama surrounding the health and mental capacity of 93-year-old Redstone, who controls entertainment conglomerate Viacom as well as television group CBS.
Judge George Phelan of the Massachusetts Probate Court said the state has jurisdiction to rule on Redstone's competency when he reorganized the trust for his holding company, National Amusements.
Dauman, who is chief executive of Viacom, and fellow Viacom board member George Abrams sued in Massachusetts alleging that Redstone's daughter Shari effectively wrested control of her father's business empire with the nonagenarian unable to act competently.
The judge did not rule on the substance of the case but said the case may proceed to determine if Redstone is mentally fit to make decisions on National Amusements, which is the hub for the other major companies and his personal fortune of some $5.4 billion.
An installation called "Sundae Stag" by P.J. Linden is among ice cream-themed works of art previewed at the Museum of Ice Cream, Thursday July 28, 2016, in New York. The museum opens on Friday and runs through Aug. 31.
Photo by Bebeto Matthews
Women look at the "Wave" painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian Romantic painter, who is considered one of the greatest marine artists in history, in Tretyakov Picture Gallery on Krymsky Val in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The exhibition, which collected paintings from several museums, including The Aivazovsky National Art Gallery, a national art museum in Feodosia, Crimea, marks 200 year anniversary of his birth.
Photo by Pavel Golovkin
A new study claims that there is only one distinct species of wolf indigenous to North America, the gray wolf.
The study, published Wednesday in the Science Advances journal, debunks the theory that the red wolf found in southern U.S. and the eastern wolf found in central Ontario are also distinct species living in North America. Scientists say the red wolf and the eastern wolf are just gray wolves with coyote DNA.
Researchers believe that the gray wolf and the coyote mixed a couple of hundreds of years ago in southern U.S., which the scientists say would result in physically unique wolves but not a unique species.
According to reports, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had suggested that the gray wolf be removed from its list of endangered species due to a factual error. The organization had incorrectly stated that the wolf lived in the Great Lakes region and in 29 eastern states when in reality that area was occupied by the eastern wolf and never by the gray wolf.
In this July 25, 2016 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a "little penguin" chick is shown in its habitat at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Hatched on May 10, 2016, it is the first "little penguin" born at the zoo in the zoo's 120 year history. "Little penguins," also known as "fairy penguins" and "blue penguins," are the smallest of the 18 penguin species. Adults are only about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds.
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher
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