Gustavo Arellano: Ask a Mexican
A sanctuary city status doesn't mean shit to Trump or U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is threatening to cut federal funding to such cities. Sanctuary cities can't stop la migra from picking up people for no other reason other than they're undocumented. And the Mexican knows of cases where people were deported for riding their bike on the sidewalk. You're not Mexican or undocumented, and you're obviously some deluded wimp whose gabachos privilege blinds him to his supposed love's serious concerns. Are you sure you didn't vote for Trump?
LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS: Pondering Voyagers' Interstellar Journeys, and Our Own (NY Times)
The spacecraft themselves provide another important snapshot in time. They are remarkably primitive by today's standards. The computers governing the onboard systems have less computing power than the small fob I use to remotely unlock my car. Much of the knowledge base and technology, and even some of the global challenges associated with the civilization that created them, is obsolete.
Andrew Tobias: The Really Big Picture
It's such a miracle that we've climbed out of the trees and come to this point where - in just the last 100 years, barely an instant in geological time - we've figured it all out (well, a crazy lot of it); can fly through the air while eating dinner and watching a movie (some birds can't even fly) . . . even detect warm oceans beneath the surface of distant moons. At the rate things are going, we have just a few decades - if that - to solve the ultimate mystery: how to live with each other.
Michael Gregor, MD: "Heart of Gold: Turmeric vs. Exercise" (NutritionFacts.org)
If it's all about oxidation and inflammation, then fruits and vegetables should help. And indeed it appears they do. Each daily serving of fruits or vegetables was associated with a 6% improvement in endothelial function. … The researchers conclude that these findings suggest that regular endurance exercise combined with daily curcumin ingestion may reduce the pressure against which our hearts have to fight. We want both healthy eating and exertion for our endothelium.
During her 60-year career, this American film & TV star, born Ruby Catherine Stevens, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times, and won three Emmy Awards. By what name is she better known?
Reddy Kilowatt is a fictional character that acted as corporate spokesman for electricity generation in the United States and other countries for over seven decades.
Reddy Kilowatt is drawn as a stick figure whose body and limbs are made of stylized lightning-bolts and whose bulbous head has a light bulb for a nose and wall outlets for ears.
As of 2017, few utilities are known to use Reddy Kilowatt under licence. One that continues to depict Reddy in its logo is Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (BLP) of Saint Michael, Barbados. For its centennial in 2011, BLP featured Reddy in a short animated film, Electricity and You.
Mark. was first, and correct, with:
That character is Reddy Kilowatt.
I'm old enough to remember Reddy Kilowatt
Alan J answered:
Stephen F said:
I had a bunch of cards with this guy on them
When I would go with my mom when she paid the monthly electric bill,
there was always a stack of cards with either recipes or energy saving
tips from Reddy Kilowatt.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Reddy Kilowatt of PG&E
I think that's Reddy Kilowatt Watt? Watt?
Cool, overcast and smelling like rain. Sure, that's fine. Feeling for those in Irma's path - that has to be scary, whether you evacuated or not. I have classmates in FL who are staying put. I look at pictures or Houston from last week and shudder. Parts of FL are mere inches above sea level. I hope people stay safe.
George M. replied:
Marty, I would recognize today's character anywhere - he's our old friend, Reddy Kilowatt!
Billy in Cypress responded:
Reddy Kilowatt. That was an easy one to remember, but I do not know why.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, wrote:
Reddy Kilowatt…Has anyone else besides me become addicted to Rachael Maddow? She was raised in Castro Valley just like me.
DJ Useo answered:
Memory told me the answer is Reddy Kilowatt. You! Kill is in his very name!
We had to show the final kindness to our beloved 14 year old kitty named Belle.
She was the greatest cat I ever knew. Smart, lovely, & very caring. She'll be missed, but never forgotten. Here's a pic of her.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.
Daniel in The City took the day off.
David of Moon Valley took the day off.
Harry M. took the day off.
Joe S took the day off.
Dave in Tucson took the day off.
Sally has retired.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
'This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state' My good friend lives in Port St. Lucie with her husband and will stay put, citing her home's worthiness to withstand this monster, as " It's been thru many hurricanes before"; including Matthew only last year. I fear that she, and many thousands of Floridians vastly underestimate the doomsday scenario that awaits them. Call and tell those you care about in those areas that you love them.
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 the FRESH'EIF Presents: Super School Live', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert is Jessica Biel.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Taron Egerton and Damian Lillard.
NBC starts the night with the FRESH'EIF Presents: Super School Live', followed by a RERUN'America's Got Talent', then 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are James Franco, Kendall Jenner, Pete Townshend, and Alfie Boe.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 8/16/17) are Bob Odenkirk, Florida Georgia Line, and Roy Mayorga.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Adrianne Palicki, the Shelters, and Lauren Lapkus.
ABC opens the night with the FRESH'EIF Presents: Super School Live', followed by 'What Would You Do?', then '20/20'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Jason Bateman, Richard Lewis, and Jack Johnson.
The CW offers a FRESH'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN'Masters Of Illusion', then a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has the FRESH'EIF Presents: Super School Live', followed by a RERUN'Beat Shazam'.
MY recycles an old 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by another old 'American Ninja Warrior'.
A&E has 'Live PD', 2 hours of old 'Live PD: Police Patrol', followed by a FRESH'Live PD: Police Patrol', then another FRESH'Live PD: Police Patrol'.
AMC offers the movie 'Independence Day', followed by the movie 'Con Air', then the movie 'Con Air', again.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-The Man Trap
[7:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Charlie X
[8:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-The Enemy Within
[9:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Mudd's Women
[10:45AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-What Are Little Girls Made Of?
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-The Naked Time
[1:15PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Where No Man Has Gone Before
[2:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Space Seed
[3:45PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18-Arena
[6:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-Amok Time
[7:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Mirror, Mirror
[8:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Balance of Terror
[9:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 28-The City on the Edge of Forever
[10:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 15-The Trouble with Tribbles (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has the movie 'Legally Blonde', followed by the movie 'He's Just Not That Into You'.
FX has the movie 'Riddick', followed by the movie 'World War Z', then the movie 'World War Z', again.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', then a FRESH'The Dark Files'.
[8:00AM] ESCAPE FROM L.A.
[12:30PM] JACKIE BROWN
[4:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Gillian Jacobs Wears a Gray Checkered Suit and a Red Bow Tie
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Scott Aukerman Wears a Tailored Black Suit (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:10AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Back to Nature
[6:45AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Gomer Pyle USMC
[7:20AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Darling Baby
[7:55AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Andy and Helen Have Their Day
[8:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Three Wishes for Opie
[9:05AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Sues the County
[9:40AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Barney Fife, Realtor
[10:15AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Goober Takes a Car Apart
[10:50AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Rehabilitation of Otis
[11:25AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Lucky Letter
[12:00PM] The China Syndrome
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Vengeance
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Sisters of Mercy
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Cradle to Grave
[6:00PM] Law & Order-The Fertile Fields
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Intolerance
[8:00PM] Law & Order-A Losing Season
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Swept Away: A Very Special Episode
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Bronx Cheer
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Ego
[12:00AM] Law & Order-White Lie
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Whiplash
[2:00AM] Transparent-New World Coming
[2:39AM] Transparent-Cherry Blossoms
[4:00AM] (500) Days of Summer (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', followed by the movie 'Skyfall'.
Shailene Woodley had a rough time after standing up for her beliefs. The Hollywood actress got arrested late last year after she stood among the protestors in North Dakota who were against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Woodley has now opened up about the harrowing experience and how she suffered PTSD symptoms following her arrest.
According to Woodley, authorities searched her body, including her private parts, when she got arrested in October 2016. "I was strip-searched. Like get naked, turn over, spread your butt cheeks, bend over," she revealed to Marie Claire UK in a recent interview.
Theo James' "Divergent" co-star said that the aggressive search took place when she was taken to the Morton County Jail. She even revealed that police officers looked for drugs in her behind at the time.
Woodley then said that she felt like a captured animal when she was locked behind bars. "When you're in a jail cell and they shut that door, you realize no once can save you. If there's a fare and they decide not to open the door, you'll die. You are a caged animal," the 25-year-old said.
However, Woodley, who is a very outspoken advocate of Native American rights, may have fortunately moved on. Speaking with Stephen Colbert in February, she even joked about wanting to redo her mugshot. "I wish I'd known that this was going to be as public as it was," she was quoted as saying by Us Weekly. "I would have made, like, a face. I'm just looking at the person [taking the photo] like, 'Are you kidding me right now?'"
"We don't want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome," she added. "The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series."
The announcement appeared to leave many fans in a state of shock, with some lightheartedly suggesting that the show was being canceled because the "Veep"' writers couldn't compete with what was currently happening in Donald Trump's (R-Doll Hands) administration. Members of the cast have also admitted that spoofing incompetence in Washington, D.C., had become much harder to do since Trump's election victory.
We are officially living in an alternate universe: Fox News is siding with the Democrats.
The right-wing cable news propaganda outlet seems to have defected from its typical blind support of the Republican Party, and all it took was Donald Trump (R-Buffoon) striking a deal with Democrats on Wednesday to continue funding the government through the month and to provide billions of dollars in relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Ever since, the network's anchors and co-hosts have been praising the president for his support of the rebuilding efforts in Texas, as well as for Trump's "art of the deal" in reaching an agreement with Democratic lawmakers-even though the move reportedly left GOP officials feeling "blindsided."
"Some conservatives are upset" about the decision Trump made to support the Democratic spending bill, Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth said Thursday morning.
Graydon Carter is stepping down as the editor of Vanity Fair after 25 years at the magazine, it was revealed in an interview published Thursday.
Carter has long been known for the influence he wields in the media and entertainment worlds. Under Carter, Vanity Fair has grown in cultural influence and journalistic impact. But the Vanity Fair editor told the New York Times he's ready to leave now, "while the magazine is on top."
Carter has been a leading antagonist of Donald Trump ever since he called Trump a "short fingered vulgarian" in Spy Magazine in the 1980s. Following the presidential campaign, Trump has taken to lashing out at the magazine and Carter himself on Twitter.
"He's tweeted about me 42 times, all in the negative," Carter told the Times. "So I blew up all the tweets and I framed them all. They're all on a wall-this is the only wall Trump's built-outside my office."
Monarch butterflies west of the Rocky Mountains are teetering on the edge of extinction, with the number wintering in California down more than 90 percent from the 1980s, researchers said in a study published on Thursday.
While much is known about the black-and-orange winged insects' decadeslong population decline in the eastern United States, scientists have been unable to track the western variety accurately until the recent development of new statistical models.
The new study, published in the scientific journal Biological Conservation, was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is considering giving monarch butterflies Endangered Species Act protections.
Monarchs, which depend on a diminishing supply of milkweed plants for reproduction and food, are arguably the most popular of North America's butterflies and have a huge international following among students and scientists. However, the western population has fallen to about 300,000 from 10 million less than four decades ago.
The migratory monarchs of the western United States have a 63 percent chance of extinction in 20 years and an 84 percent chance in 50 years if current trends continue, according to the study.
A Senate panel on Wednesday considered the judicial nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, a controversial Catholic law professor who once seemed to suggest that one's religious beliefs ought to take precedence over the U.S. Constitution.
Donald Trump (R-Crooked) nominated the Notre Dame Law School professor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit earlier this year. Barrett clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (R-Playing Poker In Hell).
In an article she co-wrote with John H. Garvey entitled "Catholic Judges in Capital Cases," Barrett criticized a Supreme Court justice who once testified that a judge's oath to the Constitution should "alone" govern how they rule from the bench. Barrett wrote that that was not a "proper response for a Catholic judge to take with respect to abortion or the death penalty."
In a 2013 article titled "Precedent and Jurisprudential Disagreement," Barrett said she agreed with those who say that it is "more legitimate" for a justice to "enforce her best understanding of the Constitution rather than a precedent she thinks clearly in conflict with it."
Barrett has also been critical of the supremacy of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision affirming a woman's right to an abortion, as legal precedent. In a 2013 article, she included arguments as to why the case was not a super precedent, noting litigants have continued to challenge it over the years.
A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday ordered a Virginia man and his companies to pay $32.4 million in damages for improper robocalls narrated by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Deluded) that promoted a religious-themed movie.
U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber said in the ruling that Gabriel Joseph III and his companies violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making commercial calls to more than 3.2 million recipients without their consent.
The calls made in 2012 promoted the movie "Last Ounce of Courage," a drama about the "war on Christmas." The calls in question begin with Huckabee - a Southern Baptist minister turned Republican politician who ran for president in 2008 and 2016 - saying he has a "45-second survey," according to court documents. Huckabee was dismissed from the suit.
"Do you believe in American freedom and liberty? ... Would you, like me, Mike Huckabee, like to see Hollywood respect and promote traditional American values?" Huckabee said in the calls, according to court documents. "I am an enthusiastic supporter of a new movie called 'Last Ounce of Courage.' It is a film about faith, freedom, and taking a stand for American values."
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act allows for a fine of $500 per violation; Webber's ruling amounted to a fine of $10 per call.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is the clear loser after Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) surprise deal with Democratic leaders to raise the debt ceiling, fund the government and provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
And Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs couldn't be happier.
On Wednesday Dobbs celebrated what he called the "death of a RINO" (Republican In Name Only), trashing the House speaker in an extended monologue:
"The president not only took RINO Ryan to the woodshed but eliminated any need for any Republican to ever pretend again that Ryan is a real Republican in any way," Dobbs said. "Or that any RINO has a political future after Mr. Trump simply booted the hapless fool of a speaker out of the way of those trying to get the nation's business done."
While slamming Ryan for leading a Congress that has "accomplished next to nothing" during his nearly two years as speaker, Dobbs offered some rare kind words for Democratic leaders.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. U2; $8,295,222; $115.99.
2. Coldplay; $7,780,885; $88.60.
3. Guns N' Roses; $6,037,026; $102.14.
4. Metallica; $4,529,263; $109.00.
5. Celine Dion; $3,571,852; $144.46.
6. Depeche Mode; $2,933,439; $74.82.
7. Dead & Company; $1,934,271; $73.49.
8. Roger Waters; $1,687,985; $123.75.
9. Ed Sheeran; $1,595,666; $86.51.
10. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; $1,455,133; $89.18.
11. André Rieu; $1,379,920; $86.77.
12. Bruno Mars; $1,343,478; $78.34.
13. Neil Diamond; $1,324,628; $101.16.
14. The Weeknd; $1,285,615; $88.22.
15. Queen + Adam Lambert; $1,263,611; $96.89.
16. Tim McGraw / Faith Hill; $1,209,778; $86.17.
17. Enrique Iglesias / Pitbull ; $1,174,827; $90.94.
18. Eric Church; $1,106,890; $66.18.
19. Tool; $1,077,322; $77.19.
20. Florida Georgia Line; $1,050,460; $53.01.
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