'Best of TBH Politoons'
Thanks, again, Tim!
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"George Bush's America doesn't even pay for its own wars - but
instead sticks our kids with the bill - all in order to preserve $300
billion a year in tax cuts mostly for the wealthiest people in the
country." - Matt Miller.
Another Side of the News
It's talk of another Recall by Republicans in Santa Barbara. They just will not accept election results when they lose! The Governor, Texas Redistricting, the Stolen Election, Impeachment...Republicans think they're ENTITLED to rule!!
We'll talk a little about the specifics of Susan Rose, but more about manipulating the electoral system and paralyzing government with abuse of the Recall system and Special Elections.
Oh...we'll also have a *gasp* Republican co-host!! This should be fun!!
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If you're tired of the Limbaugh's, Fox News, Corporate Media, etc. and want to hear a Democrat with attitude, this is for you!
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In The Chaos Household
The cooler weather is greatly appreciated.
Kitty Kelley's 'The Family' is only $16.49 at CostCo.
Hope to visit here this weekend - Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
Production staff go over scripts, sitting amid placards that are sitting in for the nominees and others who will occupy them later, as preparations for the Emmy Awards continue Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Los Angeles. The 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 19.
Photo by Reed Saxon
Hopes Peace Award Keeps Vanunu Safe
Veteran peacenik, artist and musician Yoko Ono has given Mordechai Vanunu a peace prize founded in her late husband's memory, an award she hopes will keep the Israeli nuclear whistleblower safe.
Vanunu was barred by Israel's highest court in July from leaving the country, with judges ruling he remained a threat to national security despite serving 18 years in jail for leaking atomic secrets to a British newspaper.
Vanunu was abducted by Israeli agents and convicted of treason in 1986 after discussing his work as a nuclear technician with the Sunday Times.
Sing Kerry's Praises
Linda Ronstadt & Carole King
Linda Ronstadt and Carole King will sing the praises of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry at an event in south Tucson.
King and Ronstadt, a Tucson native, will discuss why they support Kerry's positions on education, health care and the environment, Natalie Luna, spokeswoman for Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz, said this week.
Ronstadt praised documentary filmmaker Michael Moore at a concert in Las Vegas in July, causing some audience members to storm out. Moore's latest film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," is critical of the Bush administration.
King, known for songs including "It's too Late" and "You've Got a Friend," has campaigned for Kerry in 30 states since January.
Linda Ronstadt & Carole King
It's been said that TV adds 10 pounds, but some celebs attending this year's Emmy Awards (Sept. 19, 8-11 p.m. on ABC) will gain a lot more than that in the booty department alone. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, for example, will give every presenter a gift bag -- excuse us: a Dooney & Burke satchel -- filled with goodies worth more than $30,000. That means Amber Tamblyn, Matt LeBlanc, and Donald Trump will be among those who receive: a certificate for a 15-inch Zenith flat-screen TV; an invitation to host a private dinner party at one of Morton's Steakhouses; a day of services at Ona Spa in L.A.; and a new Sprint PCS phone.
Meanwhile, Distinctive Assets, an L.A.-based entertainment marketing company, will give gift bags valued at almost $20,000 each to nominees in the 12 major categories who don't win Emmys. Here's a peek at some of the swag that will console the supposedly less lucky stars:
Lasik eye surgery, at the Assil Sinskey Eye Institute in California ($5,600)
Obagi skin procedures ($4,000)
Round-trip ticket to anywhere Song Airlines flies ($600)
Year membership to Clay gym in New York City ($2,500)
Boucheron sunglasses ($450)
Mephisto shoes ($375)
Fur and leather bag from Elliott Lucca ($178)
Vavamojo good-luck necklace ($100)
Tracy Place watch ($70)
Poncho from Daisy Fuentes' self-titled clothing line ($40)
U.S. actor and director Woody Allen and his wife Soon Yi arrive at their hotel in San Sebastian, northern Spain Friday Sept. 17, 2004. Allen is in San Sebastian for the annual film festival where he will present his latest movie 'Melinda and Melinda' during its World Premier and to receive the festival's lifetime achievement award.
Photo by Javier Echezarreta
Hit the Road for Kerry
Punk rock bands are hitting Portland this weekend to kick off a national anti-resident Bush concert tour laced with appearances in swing states.
The bands probably won't have much appeal to middle-of-the-road swing voters. But if the election is as close as the one in 2000, don't count out the kids in Mohawks, black leather and multiple piercings.
"I do believe a song can change the world, because people are inspired by music," said Justin Sane, one of the punk rockers who will appear in Portland. "There is a lot of emotion tied up in this presidential race. People are feeling the need to express themselves." Sane is lead singer and vocalist for Anti-Flag.
Sane and other artists active in punkvoter.com say they think they can influence thousands of young people who aren't normally inclined to vote. Their Web site attracts 500,000 viewers a month. The political group's first CD, "Rock Against Bush," sold 300,000 copies, and the second volume has passed the 70,000 mark, said Scott Goodstein, punkvoter.com's spokesman.
African Union To Mark 60th Birthday
The African Union (AU) said it would take part in next year's celebrations to mark the 60th birthday of late reggae legend Bob Marley which will be held in Ethiopia.
AU Commission Chairman Alpha Omar Konare accepted Marley's widow request for the pan-African body to partner in the commemoration scheduled for February 2005, an AU statement said.
The feat, to be held in Addis Ababa, "will include many events such as musical concerts by famous black musicians, art exhibitions and symposia of PanAfricanism and relations between Africa and the diaspora," it added.
Ethiopia was the home of emperor Haile Selassie, the founder of the rastafarian movement in which Marley belonged.
Shows Film for Free to Defy Critics
French director Claude Lelouch decided to show his new film "Les Parisiens" free across France on Friday to try to prove wrong the critics who have panned it.
Lelouch, whose 1966 film "A Man and a Woman" starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimee won Oscars for best foreign film and screenplay, said he would bear the costs of the showings at about 400 cinemas across France.
"I've taken this decision following an unprecedented media lynching," he said in a radio interview.
Marica Skinner of Oregon City protests in front of policemen after Vice President Dick Cheney addressed a Bush-Cheney '04 Town Hall Meeting in Oregon City, Ore., Friday, Sept. 17, 2004.
Photo by Rick Bowmer
Guesting At 'Late Late Show'
Prime-time comedian Drew Carey has signed on to serve as guest host for the first two segments of the CBS "Late Late Show" next week when the program returns for its first season without Craig Kilborn.
Carey, also starring in a new improvisational comedy show on the WB network this fall, will be the first in a series of "Late Late" substitutes to fill in for Kilborn until a new permanent host is found, producers said on Friday.
A source close to "Late Late" said the appearances of some future guest hosts would amount to on-air auditions.
Busted In OKC
Former child star Macaulay Culkin was arrested on drug charges Friday, authorities said.
The 24-year-old actor, best known for his role in the movie, "Home Alone," was taken into custody on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a valid prescription and possession of marijuana, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office.
Culkin was jailed Friday on $4,000 bond. A jailer declined to release details of Culkin's arrest, and it was not clear whether he had a lawyer.
Lobster Liberator Arrested
Edward Furlong's ploy to free some lobsters from their tank landed the actor in jail. He was arrested Wednesday night on a misdemeanor charge of alcohol intoxication in a public place in this northern Kentucky city.
Furlong, who appeared in "Terminator 2" and "American History X," spent about 1 1/2 hours in the Boone County jail before his release.
The animal-rights supporter and vegetarian was arrested after he and some friends removed lobsters from a tank at a Meijer grocery store. Furlong argued with store managers, who then called police, according to his arrest citation.
Revealing 'Kong' Secrets
Movie fans who can't wait for Peter Jackson's multimillion-dollar remake of "King Kong" can log on to the Internet to watch the gorilla thriller as it is being made.
A new Web site maintained by fans of the Oscar-winning director features online video clips of the media-shy Jackson on the set with actors and the film crew.
Production diaries and director commentaries often appear as bonus material on DVD releases of major films, but this marks one of the first times a director has unveiled the creative process prior to a movie's release.
Folk Legend Reunite at Toronto Film Fest
The Weavers, among the most famous U.S. folk bands, reunited on Friday to honor 85-year-old Harold Leventhal, who saved their careers and helped launched other performers like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
The group will perform a live reunion concert on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Isn't This a Time!," a documentary honoring Leventhal, who convinced the Weavers to fight the McCarthy-era blacklist, which targeted American entertainers suspected of having Communist links.
The Weavers were founded in 1949 by Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman and the late Lee Hays. They rose to the top of the charts with the song "Goodnight Irene."
But their careers were nearly destroyed by McCarthy-era zealots who blacklisted the group, which sang about social issues, subsequently forcing them to disband in the early 1950s.
It was Leventhal who helped the Weavers revive their career, convincing them to defy the blacklist with a reunion concert in 1955 at Carnegie Hall.
Canadian artist Susan Point shows her scultpure titled 'The Beaver and the Mink' during ceremonies at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Indian, Friday, Sept. 17, 2004 in Washington. The red ceder sculpture was donated by Canada and is on display on the museum's main floor.
Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais
World War II
A set of top-secret World War II reports which were used in a best-selling wartime book but have since laid untouched for decades, will go on public display on Saturday.
A one-day exhibition at the National Archives in Kew, London will feature the original typewritten manuscripts by H.E. Bates, currently best known as the author of the Darling Buds of May.
Bates was a pilot during the war and employed by the public relations branch of the Air Ministry to write heroic accounts of actual events for the public under the name "Flying Officer X."
Some of the tales were declassified and released as a book called "How Sleep the Brave," which sold 2 million copies in 1942. But others remained top secret and were never published during the war.
World War II
Back for Big 3rd Year
Austin City Limits Music Festival
As some concerts and outdoor music events struggle, the Austin City Limits Music Festival revels in its success.
The three-day festival offering blues, rock, country, reggae and gospel returns for its third year to Austin's Zilker Park this weekend, featuring 130 bands on eight stages. About 75,000 people are expected each day.
Sheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys, The Pixies, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and Phish lead singer Trey Anastasio are among the headliners. Other acts include The Roots, Modest Mouse, The Wailers, Medeski Martin and Wood, Joe Ely, The Gourds, G. Love and Special Sauce, Wilco, and Toots and the Maytals.
For the rest, Austin City Limits Music Festival
Kimono designer Yuko Iwakuma adjusts a colorful kimono sash, one of her latest works designed and made by a computer and an ink-jet printer, at her office in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004. Iwakuma is one of a new breed remaking the ancient Japanese art of kimono, relaying on computers to make kimonos with brash new designs as keyboards, playing-card kings and queens, puppies and apples and then sell them on the Intertnet.
Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi
Deutsche Welle Offers News Broadcast
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has added Klingon, spoken by the bumpy-headed aliens of the "Star Trek" television series, to the 30 languages used on its Web site, the network says.
The pages were added to celebrate the site's 10th anniversary.
Deutsche Welle is a government-funded radio and television network that broadcasts mainly for German expatriates and Germany enthusiasts.
Mary Elaine Gennoy
Mary Elaine Gennoy, a San Francisco resident who used a diminutive body shaped by birth defects to become a passionate medical marijuana activist, died Sept. 5. She was 53.
Gennoy died after suffering complications from throat surgery she had undergone for cancer of the larynx, said Dennis Peron, a neighbor and friend who co-sponsored the California law allowing qualified patients to use medical marijuana.
During the 1996 campaign to pass Proposition 215, Gennoy - who stood just 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighed less than 70 pounds - gathered signatures to put the measure on the ballot and later served as a spokeswoman for the cause, Peron said.
Her small size resulted from the radiation treatment her mother underwent for cancer while pregnant. Gennoy also was born without forearm bones and with other physical disabilities that included useless thumbs. She also had hearing and intestinal problems.
She spent much of her life recovering from surgeries and serious illnesses, and as a teenager discovered that marijuana eased her chronic discomfort.
In a 1998 interview with the San Francisco Examiner, Gennoy defended her longtime habit of smoking about three marijuana joints a day. She said she felt so strongly that marijuana had made her life bearable that she wished she could "be like Robin Hood and steal from the rich and give to the poor who need it."
Mary Elaine Gennoy
German producer Bernd Eichinger poses next to the poster of his movie "Der Untergang" (The Downfall), in which Swiss actor Bruno Ganz plays Adolf Hitler in Berlin.
Photo by Marcus Brandt