BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 19 June, 2017


19 June, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[136 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Henry Rollins: If Only Our President Could Be as Classy as Ariana Grande (LA Weekly)
The recent attacks in England you wouldn't wish on any country. That being said, if there is any country that will not be brought down by horrific acts such as these, it's England. It's just a small island in the Atlantic, but it has endured and survived plague, wars and terror attacks. They get back up immediately and get on with it.

Daniel Gross: Amazon's Endgame (Slate)
The company wants you to pick up your own deliveries. That's what's behind its purchase of Whole Foods.

Tim Grierson and Will Leitch: All 18 Pixar Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best (Vulture)
1. WALL-E (2008). We went back-and-forth on the top two here, but we ultimately had to go with this one, the most original and ambitious of all the Pixar movies. The first half-hour, which basically tells the story of the destruction of the planet and the devolution of the human race without a single line of dialogue, is total perfection: It's almost Kubrickian in its attention to detail and perspective, though it never feels cold or ungenerous.

Froma Harrop: The Donald Trump Apology Tour (Creators Syndicate)
… President Trump has launched his own brand of apology tour. The big difference is that Obama was apologizing for our country. Now the country is apologizing for Trump.

Froma Harrop: Trump Rates Close to Zero on 'War' Against Opioids (Creators Syndicate)
On confronting the opioid epidemic, the Trump administration rates a zero. It doesn't even have an act to get together. That's American leadership in 2017, and it hurts to watch.

Froma Harrop: France Leads the Anti-Trump 'Resistance' (Creators Syndicate)
The French had a Trumpish option in nativist right-winger Marine Le Pen and, over at the far left, an old-school Trotskyist. But French voters gave victory instead to a man of the radical middle, Emmanuel Macron. Not everyone loves Macon's pro-business, pro-globalist program, but he is a mold breaker and definitely not crazy. And boy, do they love the young French president's jabs at Donald Trump. Macron easily wields the weapon of mockery and delights in turning it on Trump.

Rachel Cook: The Adventures of John Blake by Philip Pullman review - wonderfully nostalgic (The Guardian)
This column doesn't usually include comics that were written mostly with children or teenagers in mind (I must set strict parameters, given that I get to choose only 12 books a year). But I'm making an exception for The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, first because its author is Philip Pullman, Carnegie medal winner and bestselling author of His Dark Materials , and second - by far the more important reason - because it's fantastic.

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Trivia Question of the Day

The Aztec god of war Huitzilopochtli is often depicted as what bird?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Born Bernard Schwartz, this American actor covered a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama, in a career that spanned six decades. By what name is he better known?

       Tony Curtis                                                      Source

Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 - September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades but who was mostly popular in the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.        Source

Gene was first and correct with:
   Tony Curtis. There is certainly some dissonance between the two names.

Mark. said:
   Tony Curtis doesn't look like a Bernard Schwartz, but that's what he was named at birth.

Randall wrote:
   Tony Curtis

mj replied:
   I will never forget
  His stirring enunciation of the line "Yondah is da castle of my foddah!" in Black Shield of Falworth. Tony Curtis.

David of Moon Valley responded:
   wow! Tony Curtis?!....from Bernard Schwartz to Tony Curtis!? that's some change....

Adam answered:
   Tony Curtis

Alan J said:
   Tony Curtis

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Tony Curtis

Michelle replied:
   Tony Curtis

Billy in Cypress answered:
   Tony Curtis

zorch responded:
   Tony Curtis

Deborah wrote:
   Oh, I know this one: That's Tony Curtis.
  We rode out with a small group ride this morning, into a north headwind of 20 mph sustained with gusts to 30+. At 9 it was already 85*. When the rest of the group turned right, we went straight, fought a crosswind for 5 miles, then turned downwind toward home. I ramped up my speed to 26 mph before I felt wind on my face. It's 2:30 pm, I'm drinking a Pilsner Uquell, in the comfort of my own living room. Life is good.

Stephen F took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Dale of Hot Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  June 19 Birthdays - Celebrities Born June 19 | Famous Birthdays

MAM     In memory.




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Michelle in AZ

Yosemite bear tries to cross creek, gets swept into waterfall - SFGate

While Trump Freaks On Twitter, Mike Pence, GOP Make Plans To Take Over: Politico

Dan Rather: I've been a nonpartisan independent voter most of my life-that said, there's THIS...

Correspondence with a Creationist

Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall - BBC News

Major heatwave in south-west US puts elderly and border-crossers at risk | World news | The Guardian

Two years ago, they couldn't look away; now some Trump supporters are tuning out - SFGate

Creator of Planned Parenthood "baby parts" smear video may be facing jail time along w his lawyers

33 things Republicans (and only Republicans) have done to blaze new trails of corruption

Saving Medicaid -- An Urgent SOS | HuffPost

Thanks, Michelle!



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Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Errol Morris on Interviewing Trump: 'It's Obvious: This Person Is Insane' - the daily

'Count me out': Conservative staffers have no desire to work for 'radioactive' Trump administration -

Jenner On GOP Baseball Shooting: 'Liberals Can't Even Shoot Straight' | HuffPost

Donald Trump's Mostly False tweet about Obamacare dropouts | PolitiFact

Six resign from presidential HIV/AIDS council because Trump 'doesn't care' | TheHill

Commission on Civil Rights to probe Trump administration's handling of civil rights - POLITICO

The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans

After 152 Mass Shootings In 2017, It Took An Attack On Congress To Get Our Attention | HuffPost

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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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Last Night

Hotter than yesterday, not as hot as tomorrow.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a RERUN 'Man With A Plan', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then a RERUN 'Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani, and Paul Shaffer & the World's Most Dangerous Band.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Ginnifer Goodwin, Eddie Izzard, Jillian Bell, and Jason Derulo.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Will Ferrell, Alison Brie, and Shawn Mendes.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Kirsten Dunst, Jerrod Carmichael, Jeff Tweedy, and Daru Jones.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/3/17) are Elisabeth Moss, Tiger Army, and Lauren Ash.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH 'Still Star-Crossed'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Elle Fanning, Paul W. Downs, and Playboi Carti.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.

Faux has a FRESH 'So You Think You Can Dance', followed by a FRESH 'Superhuman'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.

A&E has 'Women Who Kill', followed by a FRESH 'Women Who Kill', then a FRESH 'Kids Who Kill'.

AMC offers the movie 'The Godfather: Part II', 'Better Call Saul', followed by a FRESH 'Better Call Saul'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 5-The Girl Who Died-Part 1.
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 6-The Woman Who Lived-Part 2.
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 7-The Zygon Invasion-Part 1.
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 8-The Zygon Inversion-Part 2.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 9-Sleep No More
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 10-Face The Raven
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Future's End, Pt.1
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Future's End, Pt. 2
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Warlord
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-The Q and the Grey
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-Macrocosm
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 13-Fair Trade
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 14-Alter Ego
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 16-Blood Fever
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 18-Darkling
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Warlord
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-The Q and the Grey
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-Macrocosm
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 13-Fair Trade
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 14-Alter Ego
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 16-Blood Fever    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Southern Charm', another 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH 'Southern Charm', then a FRESH 'Southern Charm Savannah', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Janet Mock.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, Katya Zamolodchikova, and Ginger Minj.

FX has the movie 'Iron Man 2', followed by the movie 'Iron Man 3'.

History has 'America's War On Drugs', followed by a FRESH 'America's War On Drugs'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Joe Jonas Wears a Maroon and Gold Letterman Jacket With White Sneakers
 [6:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Nathan Fielder Wears a Blue and Grey Flannel and Jeans
 [7:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Kathryn Hahn
 [7:15AM]    BALLS OF FURY
 [9:15AM]    KICK-ASS
 [11:45AM]    BALLS OF FURY
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More?
 [4:31PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Gets the Girl
 [5:02PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Dine and Dash
 [5:33PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Radio Daze
 [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Panties
 [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Romantic Weekend
 [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)
 [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Trials of Michael Kelso
 [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Naughty No-No
 [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Craps!
 [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More?
 [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Gets the Girl
 [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Dine and Dash
 [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Radio Daze
 [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Panties
 [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Romantic Weekend
 [12:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)
 [12:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Trials of Michael Kelso
 [1:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Naughty No-No
 [1:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Craps!
 [4:30AM]    BROCKMIRE-Rally Cap
 [5:00AM]    BROCKMIRE-Winning Streak
 [5:30AM]    BROCKMIRE-Rally Cap    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Back Pay
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H-April Fools
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Best of Enemies
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Letters
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Cementing Relationships
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Father's Day
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Death Takes a Holiday
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H-A War for All Seasons
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Your Retention, Please
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Tell It to the Marines
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Taking the Fifth
 [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Operation Friendship
 [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H-No Sweat
 [12:30PM]    The Dirty Dozen
 [4:00PM]    Casino
 [8:00PM]    Blood Diamond
 [11:00PM]    The Departed
 [2:30AM]    The Dirty Dozen    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'GI Joe: Retaliation', followed by the movie 'Ghost Rider'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Aubrey Plaza, Demetrius Shipp Jr., and Joe Bonamassa.

TCM spends the night with Audrey Hepburn
 [6:00 AM]      Conquest (1937)
 [8:00 AM]      Suspicion (1941)
 [9:45 AM]      Lassie Come Home (1943)
 [11:30 AM]      Slightly Dangerous (1943)
 [1:15 PM]      My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
 [2:30 PM]      Devotion (1946)
 [4:30 PM]      This Time For Keeps (1947)
 [6:30 PM]      The Sign of the Ram (1948)
 [8:00 PM]      How to Steal a Million (1966)
 [10:15 PM]      Wait Until Dark (1967)
 [12:15 AM]      The Lavender Hill Mob (1952)
 [1:45 AM]      The Secret People (1952)    [AKA: 'Secret People']

 [3:45 AM]      Gaslight (1940)
 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #30 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Tuesday   -  06/20/17

TCM spends the night with Louis Wolheim
 [6:00 AM]      The Heiress (1949)
 [8:00 AM]      Gaslight (1944)
 [10:00 AM]      The Front Page (1931)
 [11:45 AM]      Dial M for Murder (1954)
 [1:45 PM]      The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941)
 [3:45 PM]      Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
 [6:00 PM]      Harvey (1950)
 [8:00 PM]      Gentleman's Fate (1931)
 [9:45 PM]      The Racket (1928)     SILENT 
 [11:30 PM]      Danger Lights (1931)
 [1:00 AM]      The Sin Ship (1931)
 [2:30 AM]      Two Arabian Knights (1927)     SILENT 
 [4:15 AM]      The Silver Horde (1930)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Portuguese National Republican Guard firefighters battle a forest fire in Capela Sao Neitel, Alvaiazere, central Portugal, June 18, 2017. At least 62 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening.
Photo by Paulo Cunha


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


vintage everyday: Painted Cows, Pink Planes and Inflatable Tanks: Strange and Unexpected Photos Show How Britain's Ingenious Tricks Fooled The Nazis


Promoted In Queen's Birthday Honors

McCartney & Rowling

Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain's hierarchy.

Twenty years after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honor award for services to music, alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to literature and philanthropy, in the queen's Birthday Honors list.

Others winning recognition included Police Constable Keith Palmer, who was killed as he confronted an attacker with a knife outside Parliament, and Bernard Kenny, a passer-by who tried to protect lawmaker Jo Cox from being stabbed and killed.

Academy Award-winner Olivia de Havilland, who turns 101 next month, also became a dame - as well as the oldest woman to become a dame in this centenary year of the modern-day system. The "Gone with the Wind" actress was honored for services to drama.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was honored for services to music and charity while Judy Murray, mother of tennis champion Andy Murray, was honored for her work for tennis, women in sports and charity.

McCartney & Rowling


A Spanish Canadair fire fighting aircraft drops water over the Pedrogao Grande forest fire, in central Portugal, June 18, 2017.
Photo by Miguel A. Lopes


The Grand Sugar Pink Clifftop Hotel


Challenges US Dominance


The United States still leads the world in scientific research, at least in publishing the most biomedical studies in top-tier journals and spending the most money on research and development (R&D).

But that might not be the case for long, a group of scientists claimed in an opinion piece published today (June 15) in the journal JCI Insight.

America's dominance in the scientific world is slowly shrinking, the researchers found, largely because China has invested vast amounts of money in science over the past two decades. In 2015, China's biomedical research teams ranked No. 4 on the top 10 list for the total number of new discoveries published in six top-tier journals, the researchers said. In 2000, China didn't even make the top 10 on this list (coming in at 14), the researchers reported.

What's more, China spent 75 percent of what the U.S. spent on total R&D in 2015, the researchers said. In 2000, China spent a mere 12 percent of what the U.S. spent, they found.

Over the past 15 years, research funding in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and other European countries has stagnated, while China's funding has dramatically increased, the researchers found.



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Oldest US Senator

Dianne Feinstein

The nation's oldest U.S. senator looks like she's sticking around.

California's Dianne Feinstein turns 84 on Thursday and is displaying signs that she's headed for a re-election campaign, not a retirement party.

While the Democrat has been coy when asked about seeking a fifth full term next year, her political committee, unambiguously titled Feinstein for Senate 2018, raised more than $650,000 in the first three months of this year in a cue she is looking ahead.

Feinstein plays a marquee role for Democrats on Capitol Hill, where she has queried Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey about their interactions with Donald Trump (R-Buffoon), amid probes tied to Russian influence and the 2016 presidential campaign.

She's the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the circumstances behind Trump's dismissal of Comey. She also sits on the Intelligence Committee, which is conducting an inquiry into Russia's election meddling and whether there was any collusion between Russia and Trump's campaign.

Dianne Feinstein


Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017.
Photo by Armando Franca


Pomerode: The Most German Town In Brazil | Amusing Planet


University of Wyoming

"The Fantasticks"

The University of Wyoming is warning audiences about offensive material in a traveling musical after Native American high school students walked out of a performance of "The Fantasticks."

The walkout happened Thursday during intermission, The Laramie Boomerang reported. It wasn't clear how many students attending the Native American Summer Institute at the campus in Laramie walked out of the show.

The 1960 musical, which is about two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud, contains a scene in which characters dress up as and villainize Native Americans. Attendees said they were also shocked at the casual use of the word "rape" in the musical's dialogue.

The walkout prompted criticism from UW's United Multicultural Council and a boycott by another summer camp. The Upward Bound group canceled plans to attend Saturday's performance the Department of Theater and Dance.

"The show especially demeans Native American cultures with outdated stereotypes of Native American appropriation by non-native actors wearing headdresses/warbonnets," according to a statement by the United Multicultural Council. "It also portrays Native American and Latino/Hispanic characters as the villains or antagonists of the show."

"The Fantasticks"


Digby's Hullabaloo


Six Members Have Resigned


The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) is a body responsible for providing recommendations and information to the president, as well as overseeing the nation's strategy for combatting the illness. On Friday, six members of the council resigned, writing in an op-ed published in Newsweek that they can no longer be effective under a "president who simply does not care."

The letter was written by Scott Schoettes, who was joined by five other members: Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle, and Grissel Granados. In the letter, he explains Donald Trump's (R-Con Man) administration hasn't taken steps to formulate a strategy for combatting the illness, "and-most concerning-pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease."

PACHA was formed under then-President Clinton in 1995 to provide recommendations for the ongoing AIDS epidemic, which followed President Ronald Reagan's 1987 President's Commission on the HIV Epidemic and 1988's National Commission on AIDS. Under the President Barack Obama, the council helped the administration craft a new national strategy, designed to reduce infections, increase access to care, reduce health inequalities, and coordinate a national response.

The letter particularly singled out the administration's efforts to scale back the Affordable Care Act, saying that the law has resulted in "gains in the percentage of people with HIV who know their status, the percentage engaged in care, [and] the percentage receiving successful treatment." The proposals to replace the ACA with the American Health Care Act "would be particularly devastating for people living with HIV." The six explain that they feel that they would "be more effective from the outside," urging members of Congress to continue to listen to advocates as they work to reform the healthcare system.



Fire and smoke is seen on the IC8 motorway during a forest fire near Pedrogao Grande, in central Portugal, June 18, 2017.
Photo by Miguel Vidal


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Feel The Bern


Democrats gearing up for a new round of battles against Republican efforts to do away with Barack Obama's signature health care law are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors.

Senator Bernie Sanders urged Democrats on Sunday to do "everything they can" to oppose a Republican bill that for weeks has been drafted by party leaders in secret.

"My understanding is that it will be brought forth just immediately before we have to vote on it. This is completely unacceptable," Sanders, an independent who is a member of the Democratic party leadership, told CBS's "Face the Nation" program.

"It seems to me that what they want to do, because this legislation is so bad, is keep it secret, keep it hidden, and in the last possible second rush it before the Senate and get a vote within a few hours. That is beyond belief," Sanders said in a separate interview with CNN.

"It was the worst piece of legislation frankly against working class people that I can remember in my political life in the Congress... Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief," said Sanders, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination last year to Hillary Clinton.



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Not Joining DHS, After All

Milwaukee County Sheriff

The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency.

The conservative firebrand said last month he was taking a job as an assistant secretary at the DHS, but the agency declined to confirm the appointment, saying it announces such senior appointments once the DHS secretary makes them official.

Craig Peterson, a political adviser to Clarke, said in a statement that the sheriff notified DHS Secretary John Kelly late Friday that he "had rescinded his acceptance of the agency's offer" to join the department. The Washington Post first reported on Clarke's decision.

The tough-talking Clarke, who is known for his provocative social media presence, is an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump (R-Corrupt). According to Peterson's statement, Clarke said he "is 100 percent committed" to Trump's success and that he "believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the President's agenda in a more aggressive role."

Milwaukee County Sheriff


Portuguese National Republican Guard firefighters battle a forest fire in Capela Sao Neitel, Alvaiazere, central Portugal, June 18, 2017.
Photo by Paulo Cunha


The Fiberglass Statue Graveyard of Sparta ~ Kuriositas


Tax Doctrine Failed


Cut taxes to boost growth: Long before Donald Trump (R-Crooked) became president, Kansas conducted a real-world experiment with this formula in the hopes of reviving its economy.

But today the Midwestern state is beating a hasty retreat after the demonstrable failure of the ideas that have been embraced by the White House.

In 2012, staunchly conservative Governor Sam Brownback (R-Failure) rolled out what he promised would be "a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy," which depends heavily on agriculture and aerospace.

Brownback promised the strategy would create thousands of jobs, encourage Americans to move to the state and help make it "the best place in America to start and grow a small business."

Five years later, the party is over. Growth has plummeted to below one percent, from three percent in 2012, falling well below the national average, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.



Ralph Steadman's Illustrations for George Orwell's Animal Farm (1995)


Weekend Box Office

'Cars 3'

"Wonder Woman" fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it's still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office.

While many worn out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North American audience, smaller films such as the Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me" and the shark thriller "47 Meters Down" were able to break through the clutter and make a splash this weekend.

"Wonder Woman" was knocked down to second place with $40.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $274.6 million, while holdover "The Mummy" slid to fourth place in weekend two with $13.9 million.

Amid the doldrums, lower-profile films were able to make a mark. The longtime-coming Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me" earned $27.1 million to take third place on the charts.

Despite largely negative reviews, audiences gave the film an "A-" CinemaScore. Lionsgate's Codeblack division marketed the pic, which cost Morgan Creek Productions around $40 million to produce. It opened to coincide with what would have been the late rapper's 46th birthday on June 16.

The raunchy R-rated comedy "Rough Night" is also facing some rough waters ahead with its ghastly "C+" CinemaScore. The film, about a bachelorette party weekend gone wrong, starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell, took in a paltry $8.1 million against a $20 million production budget.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1."Cars 3," $53.5 million.
    2."Wonder Woman," $40.8 million.
    3."All Eyez on Me," $27.1 million.
    4."The Mummy," $13.9 million.
    5."47 Meters Down," $11.5 million.
    6."Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," $8.5 million.
    7."Rough Night," $8.1 million.
    8."Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie," $7.4 million.
    9."Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," $5 million.
   10."It Comes At Night," $2.6 million.

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When I checked on the caterpillars today, 2 of them were dead - they looked like they had melted.
Now, it's been hot, but not hot enough to melt caterpillars.

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Freaking hornets.
I am somewhat consoled by the fact that passion plants are very high in cyanide, and the hornets will be poisoned for their efforts.

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