Henry Rollins: Enough Trump - Let's Talk About How Great Iggy Pop Was at FYF (LA Weekly)
There's a Monty Python sketch in which a man in a restaurant is frustrated because everything on the menu seems to have some rat in it. That's how things are in the age of comrade Trump. It would be great if he would tweet, "I'm the reason you can't have nice things. SAD! #inwayovermyhead." No matter what good things happen, there's probably a bit of Trump in it.
The Ethiopian Empire also known as Abyssinia (derived from the Arabic al-Habash), was a kingdom that spanned a geographical area in the current state of Ethiopia. It existed from approximately 1137 (beginning of Zagwe dynasty) until 1974, when the Solomonic dynasty was overthrown in a coup d'état.
Following the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, Ethiopia and Liberia were the only two African nations to remain independent during the scramble for Africa by the European imperial powers in the late 19th century. The country was one of the founding members of the United Nations in 1945.
Gene was first and correct with:
Today Abyssinia is called Ethiopia.
Alan J replied:
The Northern half of present day Ethiopia.
Billy in Cypress responded:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
John I from Hawai`i says,
Abyssinia is now called Ethiopia. I don't know why they changed the name.
Cooler weather prevailing, making outdoor activities much more enjoyable.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
Abyssinia is now Ethiopia.
Joe S answered:
Well of course I know the answer is Ethiopia but I had to do some lookups because I didn't know how to spell Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
the Rastafarian Messiah.
David of Moon Valley took the day off.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
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 opens the night with a RERUN'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a RERUN'Superior Donuts', then a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'Life In Pieces', then 'CBS On Assignment'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Laura Dern, Leah Remini, and Trombone Shorty.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, Anthony Mackie, Lily Collins, and Borns.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH'Midnight, Texas'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Jeff Bridges, Aubrey Plaza, and the Roots feaeturing Bilal.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Billy Eichner, the All-American Rejects, and Venzella Joy.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/15/17) are Charlamagne Tha God, the Frights, and AJ Mendez Brooks.
ABC fills the night with a FRESH'The Bachelorette'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Matt LeBlanc, Emily Ratajkowski, and Vince Staples featuring Juicy J.
The CW offers a RERUN'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH'Hooten & The Lady'.
Faux fills the night with a FRESH'So You Think You Can Dance'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.
A&E has 'Intervention', another 'Intervention', followed by a FRESH'Intervention', then a FRESH'Escaping Polygamy'.
AMC offers the movie 'Independence Day', followed by a FRESH'Preacher', then a FRESH'Loaded'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 4-The Power of Three
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 5-The Angels Take Manhattan
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: THE SNOWMEN
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 6-The Bells of Saint John
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 7-The Rings of Akhaten
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 8-Cold War
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 5-Alice
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 6-Riddles
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-Dragon's Teeth
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-One Small Step
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-The Voyager Conspiracy
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Pathfinder
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-Fair Haven
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 12-Blink of an Eye
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 13-Virtuoso
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 14-Memorial
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 15-Tsunkatse
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 5-Alice
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 6-Riddles
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-Dragon's Teeth
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-One Small Step
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-The Voyager Conspiracy
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Pathfinder
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-Fair Haven (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'OC Social', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Sweet Home Oklahoma', then another FRESH'Sweet Home Oklahoma', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Now'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show it's "The Second 100 Days".
FX has the movie 'Home', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me 2'.
History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'American Pickers: Bonus Buys', then a FRESH'Pawn Stars', followed by another FRESH'Pawn Stars'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Jack Black
[6:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Kaley Cuoco Wears a Black Blazer and Slip on Sneakers
[6:45AM] SUCKER PUNCH
[9:15AM] TITAN A.E.
[11:15AM] ESCAPE FROM L.A.
[1:30PM] SUCKER PUNCH
[4:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Bring It on Home
[4:31PM] THAT '70S SHOW-No Quarter
[5:02PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Trampled Under Foot
[5:33PM] THAT '70S SHOW-You Shook Me
[6:04PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Nobody's Fault but Mine
[6:35PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Immigrant Song
[7:06PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
[7:37PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright
[8:08PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Join Together
[8:39PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Magic Bus
[9:10PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Bring It on Home
[9:41PM] THAT '70S SHOW-No Quarter
[10:12PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Trampled Under Foot
[10:43PM] THAT '70S SHOW-You Shook Me
[11:14PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Nobody's Fault but Mine
[11:45PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Immigrant Song
[12:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Celebration Day
[12:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Kids Are Alright
[1:15AM] EASTERN PROMISES
[3:30AM] DAWN OF THE DEAD (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] M*A*S*H-Officers Only
[6:30AM] M*A*S*H-Henry in Love
[7:00AM] M*A*S*H-For Want of a Boot
[7:30AM] M*A*S*H-Operation Noselift
[8:00AM] M*A*S*H-The Chosen People
[8:30AM] M*A*S*H-As You Were
[10:00AM] M*A*S*H-Mail Call
[10:30AM] M*A*S*H-A Smattering of Intelligence
[11:00AM] M*A*S*H-The General Flipped at Dawn
[11:30AM] M*A*S*H-Rainbow Bridge
[12:00PM] M*A*S*H-Officer of the Day
[12:30PM] M*A*S*H-Iron Guts Kelly
[1:30PM] The Warriors
[3:30PM] Friday Night Lights
[6:00PM] We Are Marshall
[9:00PM] The Outsiders
[11:00PM] Stand by Me
[1:00AM] The Warriors
[3:00AM] Hoodlum (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie '30 Days Of Night', followed by the movie 'Legion', then the movie 'Horns'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Bob Newhart, Tom Segura, and Sheryl Crow.
People pray for atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 6, 2017, on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.
During a White House press briefing last week, Miller sparred with CNN's Jim Acosta over Trump's new immigration policy in light of the famous verse inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
In a two-minute spoof posted over the weekend, Shore's Miller offered a different argument.
"The whole reason we put the Statue of Liberty here is to show the rest of the world that here in America we got some beautiful babes," he said. "And another you might not know, Jim, is that she's not holding a book, she's holding an iPad."
Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui, right, hands over the name list of newly added people who died of the world's first atomic bombing over the past year during a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the 1945 bombing that killed 140,000 people, at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. "This hell is not a thing of the past," Matsui said in his peace declaration at Sunday's ceremony. "As long as nuclear weapons exist and policymakers threaten their use, their horror could leap into our present at any moment. You could find yourself suffering their cruelty."
Photo by Shohei Miyano
The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact.
But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come.
Still, the department described its communication as a "strong message" to the world, following Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) decision in June to leave the accord.
"The State Department is telling the U.N. what the president already told the world on June 1 and it has no legal effect," said Nigel Purvis, who directed U.S. climate diplomacy during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.
Purvis said countries can't withdraw from new international agreements, including the Paris climate one, until three years after they go into effect. The Paris agreement went into effect on Nov. 4, 2016.
The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights.
The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was quick and harsh. The basic message: Don't go there.
A coalition of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued a "statement of principles" challenging the party to be unwavering in its support for abortion rights. Scores of women who have had abortions made the same point in an open letter to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, a staunch abortion-rights supporter who nonetheless says there's room in the party for opposing views.
"The DCCC should not be supporting any politician who does not respect a woman's right to control her body," said Karin Roland, of the women's rights group Ultraviolet. "There is no future of the Democratic Party without women - so stop betraying them for a misguided idea of what's needed to win elections."
A Japanese national flag flies at half-mast during the memorial ceremony for victims of the Aug. 6,1945 atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 2017.
Photo by Kimimasa Mayama
A growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures.
No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top U.S. pay television operators adopting a model first rolled out in Europe. Some U.S. providers could start selling the streaming service as part of their Internet and video packages.
Altice NV is trying that approach in France, and the company aims to extend the deal to the United States, two sources with knowledge of the matter said during the past three weeks. They requested anonymity because the discussions are private.
"Our whole model is about cooperation with many of the (streaming) providers," Altice USA Chief Executive Dexter Goei told reporters in May.
Netflix reported 51.92 million U.S. streaming customers as of June 30, and 52.03 million in international territories, handily beating analysts' forecasts.
Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.
The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states.
California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of it exported to other states from thousands of sites hidden deep inside forested federal land, and more on private property, law enforcement officials said. The state is still developing a licensing system for growers even though legal retail sales of the drug will begin next year, and medical use has been allowed for decades.
Ecologist Mourad Gabriel, who documents the issue for the Forest Service as well as other state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, estimates California's forests hold 41 times more solid fertilizers and 80 times more liquid pesticides than Forest Service investigators found in 2013.
Use of any chemicals in national forests is against federal law, as pesticides have killed sensitive species and fertilizers can cause algae blooms and bacteria problems in rivers and streams.
Children pray after releasing paper lanterns on the Motoyasu river facing the Atomic Bomb Dome in remembrance of atomic bomb victims on the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, western Japan, Aug. 6, 2017, in this photo taken by Kyodo.
Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices of Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement.
Netanyahu had said on July 27 that he wanted Al-Jazeera expelled amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.
"Al-Jazeera has become the main tool of Daesh (the Islamic State group), Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran," Communications Minister Ayoob Kara, a member of the Druze community from Netanyahu's Likud party, told a news conference.
Netanyahu tweeted his congratulations to Kara "who on my instructions took concrete steps to end Al-Jazeera's incitement" in Israel.
An official at Al-Jazeera in Doha said the channel "deplores this action from a state that is called the only democratic state in the Middle East" and called the move "dangerous".
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Aptly Named) said Sunday that Republicans should have done more to push back on "birtherism," the conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama was not actually a U.S. citizen.
While he said he personally stood up to birthers, Flake told NBC's "Meet the Press," he wished the party would have done more during this "particularly ugly" time.
"I wish that we, as a party, would have stood up, for example, when the birtherism thing was going along," he said. "A lot of people did stand up but not enough."
Flake, who is promoting a book called Conscience of a Conservative, has been especially outspoken in recent days against Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) and has criticized his fellow Republicans for doing too little to prevent his rise.
People attend a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the 72nd anniversary has acquired renewed urgency as North Korea moves ever closer to acquiring nuclear weapons.
Photo by Ryosuke Ozawa
After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower" debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader "Dunkirk."
The modest result for "The Dark Tower," starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, was in line with expectations heading into the weekend but well shy of initial hopes for a possible franchise-starter.
Christopher Nolan's World War II epic "Dunkirk" slid to second with $17.6 million in its third week. It's now made $133.6 million domestically. Other holdovers - "The Emoji Movie" ($12.4 million in its second week) and "Girls Trip" ($11.4 million in its third week) followed.
Another long-delayed film also made its debut. The Halle Berry thriller "Kidnap" opened with $10.2 million. The film, styled after the Liam Neeson "Taken" series," was released by the new distributor Aviron Pictures after it bought the North American rights from Relativity. Before entering bankruptcy, Relativity had scheduled the film's release for 2015.
But "Kidnap" still outperformed the week's other new wide release, the far more anticipated "Detroit." The Kathryn Bigelow-directed docudrama is also the first release for an upstart distributor.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "The Dark Tower," $19.5 million ($8 million international).
2. "Dunkirk," $17.6 million ($25 million international).
3. "The Emoji Movie," $12.4 million ($12 million international).
4. "Girls Trip," $11.4 million ($1.7 million international).
5. "Kidnap," $10.2 million.
6. "Spider-Man: Homecoming," $8.8 million ($9.6 million international).
7. "Atomic Blonde," $8.2 million ($5 million international).
8. "Detroit," $7.3 million.
9. "War for the Planet of the Apes," $6 million ($31.5 million international).
10. "Despicable Me 3," $5.3 million ($21.2 million international).
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