Josh Marshall: "The Poverty of 'Data Journalism' and the Irony of Gun Control" (TPM)
Do I think this is likely anytime soon? No, I don't. But the US has undergone numerous revolutions of values, social acceptability, and laws before. So is it possible? Absolutely. The first step to creating a different, better future is understanding what it would look like and what it would take to get there. For now, we just choose not to do it. We need to accept that.
Josh Marshall: More Thoughts on Guns and Culture (TPM)
Many of us see a guy walking in a civilian or family space with a semi-automatic weapon as highly irregular and highly menacing. They're saying, no. It's not abnormal and it shouldn't be scary. They are trying to normalize and acclimate people to the practice and behavior.
This American comic actress and singer, was born Margy Reed (although some sources say her real name was Maggie O'Reed), in Butte, Montana, and made her stage debut when she was three years old. By what name is she better known?
Martha Raye (August 27, 1916 - October 19, 1994) was an American comic actress and singer who performed in movies, and later on television. She also acted in plays, including Broadway. She was honored in 1969 with an Academy Award as the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awardrecipient for her volunteer efforts and services to the troops.
Raye's life as a singer and comedic performer began in very early childhood. She was born at St. James Hospital in Butte, Montana, as Margy Reed, some sources give her real name as Maggie O'Reed.
Her father, Peter F. Reed Jr., was an Irish immigrant, while her mother, Maybelle Hazel (Hooper) Reed, was raised in Milwaukee and Montana. Her parents were performing in a local vaudeville theatre as "Reed and Hooper" when their daughter was born. Two days later, her mother was performing again. Martha first appeared in their act when she was three years old.
She was known for the size of her mouth, which was large in proportion to her face, earning her the nickname The Big Mouth. She later referred to this in a series of television commercials for Polident denture cleaner in the 1980s: "So take it from The Big Mouth: new Polident Green gets tough stains clean!" Her large mouth would relegate her motion picture work to supporting comic parts, and was often made up so it appeared even larger.
In appreciation of her work with the USO during World War II and subsequent wars, special consideration was given to bury her in Arlington National Cemetery on her death, but on her request, she was buried with full military honors in the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, post cemetery as an honorary colonel in the U.S. Marines and an honorary lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. She is the only civilian buried at this location who receives military honors each Veterans Day.
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That would be Martha Raye.
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 3rd One', followed by a RERUN'SEAL Team', then '48 Hours'.
NBC opens the night on the East Coast with an old 'Dateline', followed by a RERUN'Will & Grace', then a RERUN'SNL'.
NBC opens the night on the left coast with a RERUN'Will & Grace', followed by a LIVE'SNL', then a RERUN'SNL'.
'SNL' is FRESH, with Gal Gadot hosting, music by Sam Smith.
ABC fills the night with LIVE'College Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old '20/20'.
The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'College Football', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has an old 'Major Crimes', followed by an old 'Rizzloli & Isles'.
A&E has 'Live PD', followed by a FRESH'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH'Live PD'.
AMC offers the movie 'First Blood', followed by a FRESH'Halt & Catch Fire', then another 'Halt & Catch Fire'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-Wink of an Eye
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[11:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Emanations
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[1:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-State of Flux
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-Heroes and Demons
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 13-Cathexis
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Faces
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-Jetrel
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Learning Curve
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[9:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Projections
[11:00PM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 21 - Episode 13
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[1:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-State of Flux
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-Heroes and Demons
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 13-Cathexis
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Faces
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-Jetrel (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has the movie 'No Strings Attached', followed by the movie 'Sweet Home Alabama'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser', followed by the movie 'Joe Dirt'.
FX has has LIVE'UFC On FX', followed by the movie 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens'.
[6:00AM] BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-Don't Call Me Ma'am
[6:30AM] BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-Taco and a Hair Flip
[7:00AM] JACKIE BROWN
[10:15AM] A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
[2:45PM] JACKIE BROWN
[6:00PM] UP IN SMOKE
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[10:45PM] WEDDING CRASHERS
[1:30AM] UP IN SMOKE
[3:30AM] AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: THE NAKED MILE (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
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[7:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[7:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[8:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[8:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[9:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[9:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[10:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[10:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[11:00AM] Easy Rider
[1:00PM] The Warriors
[1:30AM] Big Jake
[4:00AM] Windtalkers (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Drag Me To Hell', followed by the movie 'House Of The Witch'.
Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) infamous "grab her by the pussy" tape is to be played on repeat near the White House by a women's advocacy group.
UltraViolet will play the footage on a loop for 12 hours between 9am and 9pm on a giant screen on Constitution Avenue, between the White House and the National Mall.
The demonstration comes on the one year anniversary of the release of the Access Hollywood video that showed Mr Trump boasting about kissing and groping women without their consent.
Shaunna Thomas, UltraViolet's co-founder, said the clip was a display of Mr Trump's true colours.
"It was not so-called 'locker room talk,' it was a man bragging about sexually assaulting women. That man may now sit in the Oval Office, but we will not let him - or anyone else - forget the tape or those comments," Ms Thomas said.
Jane Goodall has been at the forefront of the conservation movement for decades, helping to illuminate human understanding of wildlife and the need to protect it. But never has the challenge been as urgent as now, she told TIME.
"When I began there wasn't any particular need for conservation the way there is now," Goodall said. "If we carry on with business as usual, it will be too late."
Goodall listed a wide range of concerns, including poaching and deforestation, as key issues affecting wildlife, but highlighted climate change as the threat with the potential to do the most damage in the long term. Still, Goodall remains cautiously optimistic, citing the passionate people she has met who are working to tackle the issue and noting that there is still a small amount of time to act before some of the worst impacts of climate change become irreversible.
The remarks come ahead of the release this month of the new documentary Jane, which relies on 50-year-old archival footage to tell the story of Goodall's early work with chimpanzees in Tanzania. Goodall says she hopes viewers gain a better understanding of chimpanzees - and take action on the issues that threaten them and all wildlife.
"We don't have unlimited time," she said. "Do we or don't we care about our grandchildren? We've been stealing their future."
A Norman Rockwell painting recently returned to a family after it was stolen from their New Jersey home more than 40 years ago is going up for auction.
The 1919 painting, known as "Taking a Break" and "Lazybones," was returned to members of the Grant family by FBI art crimes agents in Philadelphia last March. The piece was one of a number of items stolen from the family's home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, during a June 30, 1976, break-in.
The Grants knew the painting was theirs because it still had damage from where their father had struck it with a pool cue.
Heritage Auctions announced Wednesday the painting will be auctioned Nov. 3 in Dallas, where it is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million. But that pool cue damage isn't part of the deal.
Aviva Lehmann, the auction house's director of American Fine Art in New York, said a conservator mended the tell-tale hole and restored the painting.
The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior came under further scrutiny on Thursday amid a media report that he had attended a Republican fundraiser in March during a government trip to the Caribbean.
Politico, citing department travel records and other documents, said Ryan Zinke attended a Virgin Islands Republican Party fundraiser where donors paid up to $5,000 per couple for a photograph with the secretary.
The report comes as multiple investigations into the former one-term congressman's travel while serving in the Trump administration were announced this week following various media reports on the subject.
On Monday, the Interior Department's watchdog agency said it was probing Zinke's travels after recent reports that he had used a private plane owned by an oil executive.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said it was investigating whether he broke the law in June when he gave a speech to a professional hockey team owned by a political donor.
Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is suggesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was instigated by "the left" and backed by billionaire George Soros.
The Arizona congressman, in an interview published Thursday by Vice News, described the rally's organizer as "a person from Occupy Wall Street that was an Obama sympathizer."
Blogger Jason Kessler planned the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. A woman was killed when a car plowed into a group of people at the rally, where white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, has described Kessler as a "relative newcomer to the white nationalist scene." The SPLC noted, "Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler's ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama."
Some conservative outlets and commentators have picked up that portion of the center's description to raise the question of who was to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.
A federal judge on Wednesday upheld President-for-now Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) pardon earlier this year of 85-year-old former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, rejecting legal challenges by outside groups.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton said that she had considered the petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and other organizations, including one staffed by lawyers who worked for former Democratic President Barack Obama's administration, but found no legal grounds to overturn the pardon.
Bolton did not rule on a request by Arpaio's attorneys to take the further step of vacating his conviction.
Arpaio was convicted in July of willfully violating a 2011 injunction barring his officers from stopping and detaining Latino motorists solely on suspicion they were in the country illegally. He had not yet been sentenced when Trump issued the pardon in August.
Pope Francis met Thursday with French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who is awaiting trial over allegations he covered up for a paedophile priest in his diocese.
It was the first time Francis has met with Barbarin, the Archbishop of Lyon, since the cardinal learned last month that he would have to appear in court in April in connection with priest Bernard Preynat's abuse of boy scouts in the 1980s.
Public prosecutors ruled last year that Barbarin did not have a case to answer but he and six other co-defendants have been directly indicted by some of Preynat's victims. A judge ruled last month that the case could proceed.
Barbarin, 66, faces a potential jail sentence if found guilty of failing to act immediately and appropriately when one of the victims reported Preynat to the Church in 2014, demanding he be sacked.
Francis has said senior clerics who shield paedophile priests should resign, but he has stood by Barbarin, insisting the cardinal, to whom he is reportedly close, took the necessary measures in the Preynat case.
An oil painting by Adolf Hitler that is on display in Italy has been attacked by a man wielding a screwdriver.
The middle-aged man lunged at the portrait but failed to do much damage because the painting was covered in a special patina to protect against such attacks. He was chased away by curators and ran off before officials could apprehend him.
The painting is part of an exhibition on the theme of madness and is on display in the town of Salò, on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy.
Salò was the 'capital' of Benito Mussolini's rump Fascist state for the last two years of the war.
The exhibition is entitled Museum of Madness, from Goya to Bacon. "An exhibition of madness would not have been complete without an episode of madness taking place," said Giordano Bruno Guerri, the museum director.
Ralphie May, stand-up comedian and "Last Comic Standing" alum, has died at the age of 45, his publicist confirmed.
"We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May," his rep said in a statement. "Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had cancelled a handful of dates over the last month in an effort to recover. Earlier this morning at a private residence in Las Vegas his body was discovered, cause of death is cardiac arrest."
May was a contestant on the first season of the NBC competition show "Last Comic Standing" in 2003. He finished as runner up to Dat Phan. He recently starred in a pair of Netflix stand-up specials in 2015, "Unruly" and "Imperfectly Yours."
May is survived by his wife Lahna Turner and children April June May and August James May.
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