Marc Dion: Dry Eye (Creators Syndicate)
I had to go buy a little bottle of artificial tears for my mother tonight. That's an odd thing to be buying in America right now - crying is very nearly forbidden. She's 87. She has dry eye. The rest of us don't cry because it means we're weak and we have feelings for things. School shootings. The homeless. The poor. We argue over those things, and we use them to score points, but we do not cry.
George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 - 25 April 1972) was an English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned more than 40 years. His upper-class English accent and bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters.
Sanders's autobiography, Memoirs of a Professional Cad, was published in 1960 and gathered critical praise for its wit.
On 27 October 1940 Sanders married Susan Larson. The couple divorced in 1949. From later that year until 1954 Sanders was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor, with whom he starred in the film Death of a Scoundrel (1956) after their divorce. On 10 February 1959 Sanders married Benita Hume, widow of Ronald Colman. She died in 1967.
Sanders's last marriage, on 4 December 1970, was to Magda Gabor, the elder sister of his second wife. This marriage lasted only 32 days.
George Sanders. Never read the book.
Sunny and warmer than usual. My garden is loving it. The rainbow chard is so colorful, and the Romanesco will probably be ready to eat next week sometime. Yum.
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 starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'Madam Secretary', then a FRESH'The Good Wife', followed by a FRESH'CSI: One Too Many'.
NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior'.
ABC begins the night with a FRESH'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Galavant', then another FRESH'Galavant', then a FRESH'Marvel's Agent Carter', followed by a RERUN'Quantico'.
The CW offers an old 'Person Of Interest', followed by an old 'Elementary', then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux fills the night with the FRESH'Grease Live'.
MY has an old 'Anger Management', followed by another old 'Anger Management', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.
A&E has 'Hoarders', another 'Hoarders', followed by a FRESH'Hoarders', then another FRESH'Hoarders'.
AMC offers the movie 'Armageddon', followed by the movie 'Armageddon', again.
[6:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1, Ep 5 - Winter
[7:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1, Ep 6 - The Last Frontier
[8:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1, Ep 7 - On Thin Ice
[9:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1, Ep 8 - An Epic Journey
[10:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6, Ep 10 - Working the Wild
[11:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6, Ep 9 - Red Rock Country
[12:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2, Ep 1 - Sahara (Part 1)
[1:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2, Ep 2 - Desert Survivor (Part 2)
[2:00PM] INSIDE MAN
[5:00PM] ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES
[8:00PM] BATMAN BEGINS TV-14
[11:00PM] ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES
[2:00AM] INSIDE MAN TV-14
[5:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1, Ep 6 - The Last Frontier (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has a FRESH'Atlanta Social', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Potomac', followed by a FRESH'Work Out NY', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens: Live'.
FX has the movie 'How To Drain Your Dragon', followed by the movie 'Kung Fu Panda 2'.
History has 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'Ax Men: Logged & Loaded', then a FRESH'Ax Men', followed by a FRESH'Live To Tell'.
[6:00AM] THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's a Wonderful Life
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Depression
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Pinciotti vs. Forman
[10:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Gets the Girl
[10:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Bye-Bye Basement
[11:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Relapse
[11:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Uncomfortable Ball Stuff
[12:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Story
[12:30PM] PORTLANDIA-Going Gray
[1:00PM] 48 HRS.
[3:15PM] THE PUNISHER
[6:00PM] JURASSIC PARK
[9:00PM] JURASSIC PARK III
[11:00PM] JURASSIC PARK
[2:00AM] 48 HRS.
[4:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Lil John
[4:30AM] TODD MARGARET-The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Part 1
[5:00AM] TODD MARGARET-The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Part 2
[5:30AM] TODD MARGARET-The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (ALL TIMES EST)
[7:30AM] Any Given Sunday
[11:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Cinematographers
[2:30PM] Kill Bill: Vol. 1
[5:00PM] Kill Bill: Vol. 2
[8:00PM] Bad Boys
[10:30PM] Bad Boys
[3:30AM] Stripes (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Order', followed by the movie 'Final Destination'.
Carol Burnett tugs her ear as she accepts the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Vince Bucci
A conservation group said the federal government must stop approving offshore fracking from oil platforms in California's Santa Barbara Channel under the settlement of a lawsuit it filed.
The group, the Center for Biological Diversity, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, had challenged what it said was the U.S. Department of the Interior's practice of rubber-stamping fracking off California's coast without engaging the public or analyzing fracking's threats to ocean ecosystems, coastal communities and marine life.
The settlement reached on Friday prohibits officials from authorizing fracking practices in federal waters until the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement complete an environmental review, the Center for Biological Diversity said.
Oil companies have fracked at least 200 wells in Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach and in the wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel, the Center for Biological Diversity said.
The settlement could potentially affect oversight of all federally permitted offshore fracking, including fracking in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the group said.
Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler present the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Vince Bucci
Saudi prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz mocked Donald Trump for using a photoshopped image to argue that he co-owns Fox News.
"Trump: You base your statements on photoshopped pics? I bailed you out twice; a 3rd time, maybe?" the prince tweeted, linking to a news story about him buying Trump's yacht in 1991 when Trump was $900 million in debt.
Al-Waleed, who is chairman of the board of Kingdom Holding Company, an investment holding company, has slammed Trump on Twitter before. In December, when Trump called for the ban on Muslims entering the United States, Al-Waleed said, "You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America. Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win."
Wounded Warrior Project is facing criticism from more than 40 former employees about how it spends the more than $800 million it's raised in the past four years, reports CBS News correspondent Chip Reid.
CBS News asked Marc Owens, a former director of tax exempt organizations at the IRS, to review the Wounded Warrior Project's tax documents. "What was your biggest concern in reading these forms?" Reid asked him.
"That I couldn't tell the number of people that were assisted. I thought that was truly unusual. If the organization is asking for money and spending money -- purportedly spending money -- to assist veterans, I would like to know," Owens said.
Wounded Warrior Project says 80 percent of their money is spent on programs for veterans. That's because they include some promotional items, direct response advertising, and shipping and postage costs. Take that out, and the figures look more like what charity watchdogs including CharityWatch and Charity Navigator cite -- that only 54 to 60 percent of donations go to help wounded service members.
Presenter Sarah Silverman wears a mustache as she stands with actor Jason Bateman to announce the winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 30, 2016.
Photo by Lucy Nicholso
Rock legend David Bowie wanted his ashes scattered in Bali "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals," and he left most of his estate to his two children and his widow, the supermodel Iman, according to his will filed Friday in Manhattan.
The 20-page document, filed under his legal name David Robert Jones, said the estate was worth about $100 million, but didn't break down the finances.
The "Fame" singer left his SoHo home he shared with Iman to her, and half of the rest of his worth. His son Duncan Jones from a previous marriage received 25 percent and his daughter Alexandria also received 25 percent as well as his Ulster County mountain home. Bowie left $2 million to his longtime personal assistant Corinne Schwab and left her shares he owned in a company called Oppossum Inc. He left $1 million to Marion Skene, Alexandria's nanny.
Bowie prepared the will in 2004. He said if cremation in the Indonesian island was "not practical" then he wanted his remains cremated and his ashes scattered there still. According to the death certificate, filed with the will, his body was cremated Jan. 12 in New Jersey.
But the former Alaska governor's own political action committee, once prodigious, is flaming out: Palin's appetite for luxury travel and pricey consultants has depleted its cash reserves to historically low levels, a Center for Public Integrity review of new federal records indicate.
During 2015, SarahPAC expenditures ($1.4 million) outpaced income (about $950,000), federal records show. This, from a former politician who markets her "fiscal responsibility" bona fides and once urged lawmakers to "cut spending - don't just simply slow down a spending spree" as an elixir to the Great Recession.
By another measure: the $457,459 SarahPAC reported raising from July 1 through Dec. 1 represents its smallest half-year haul since its formation in early 2009.
Models of the Warsaw School of Art stand on stage during the 'SemperOpernball' 2016 (Semper Opera Ball) in Dresden, Germany, 29 January 2016. The annual event took place for the 11th time, this year under the motto 'Dresden's dazzling - a ball of many colors'.
Photo by Sebastian Kahnert
A member of the Zoroastrian priesthood leads a procession as she carries the Zoroastrian holy fire during a ceremony called 'Sade' which is held 50 days before the Iranian New Year, at the Markar Garden, east of the capital Tehran, Iran, 30 January 2016. Sade is a mid winter festival that was celebrated with grandeur and magnificence in ancient Iran which honors the fire's power to defeat the forces of darkness and frost. Zoroastrianism is said to be one of the world's oldest religions which was founded by the Prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathustra) in ancient Persia about 3,500 years ago.
Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh
A legal consulting team hired by the state told lawmakers this week that they've devised a credible way to sue the federal government to get the state control over public lands, but Gov. Gary Herbert said the potential $14 million price tag is making some state officials pause.
"There is a good, sound case here," attorney John Howard told lawmakers, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. "It's a strong, arguable case with constitutional principles and rooted in constitutional law."
Supporters of the state's push to seize management of federal lands that make up two-thirds of the land in Utah say the state's legal claim lies in the Utah Enabling Act, which led to Utah's statehood.
But critics have disputed that argument, and the Legislature's own attorneys warned in 2012 that the demand and any attempt to enforce it would likely be found unconstitutional.
Howard and the rest of the consulting team last month recommended a Republican-dominated commission of Utah legislators to urge the governor and attorney general to take on the lawsuit, even while warning it could cost up to $14 million, take years to play out in the courts and saying it would be far from a sure victory.
Masked Bulgarian dancers take part in the second competition day of the 25th International Festival of Masquerade Games "Surva" in the town of Pernik, Bulgaria Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Some 6,000 people take part in the three-day festival devoted to an ancient Bulgarian pagan rite. Surva is performed by costumed men, some in sheepskin, or other colorful garments, bells and masks, who walk around and dance to scare away the evil spirits, in hope to provide a good harvest, health, fertility, and happiness.
Photo by Valentina Petrova
The elder daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney (R-Unindicted War Criminal) is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt to woo voters in a state where she has been a full-time resident for only a few years.
Liz Cheney (R-Shameless) filed federal election documents Friday showing she's running for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Campaign officials said she plans to formally announce Monday in Gillette, a northeastern Wyoming town hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry. Her plans suggest she will base her campaign on fears that the Obama administration is waging a "war on coal" with climate-change regulations and a recently announced moratorium on federal coal leasing.
"I can't say that I'm surprised," fellow candidate State Rep. Tim Stubson said Saturday of Cheney's entry. "We know that she brings with her kind of a big Washington machine and lots of national money, which certainly changes the complexion of the race."
Cheney, 49, ran a brief and ill-fated U.S. Senate campaign in 2013. She tried to unseat Wyoming senior U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, a fellow Republican, but failed to gain traction among Wyoming's political establishment. The former Fox News commentator drew considerable nationwide attention but virtually no mainstream Republicans in the state endorsed her - despite the fact that the GOP dominates Wyoming politics at every level.
Gordon Oberman, of Genesee, a member of Team Flint, carves a snow sculpture featuring Star Wars character Darth Vader during the World Class Snow Sculpting Competition on the second day of Zehnder's 25th Anniversary Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Snowfest runs through Monday in the Bavarian-themed community about 75 miles northwest of Detroit.
Photo by Jeff Schrier
An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans.
Forrest Fenn has been flying out in chartered helicopters or planes, searching remote stretches of the upper Rio Grande for any sign of Randy Bilyeu, now missing in the wild for more than three frigid weeks. Fellow treasure hunters also are searching for Bilyeu, who was last seen on Jan. 5 while trying to solve Fenn's mystery.
Fenn, an eccentric 85-year-old from Santa Fe, has inspired a cult following since his announcement several years ago that he stashed a small bronze chest containing nearly $2 million in gold, jewelry and artifacts somewhere in the Rockies. He dropped clues to its whereabouts in a cryptic poem in his self-published memoir, "The Thrill of the Chase."
The hidden treasure has inspired thousands to search in vain through remote corners of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere in the mountains. Treasure hunters share their experiences on blogs and brainstorm about the clues. The mystery has been featured by national media, igniting even more interest.
Fenn gets about 120 emails a day from people looking for his 40-pound box, and believes 65,000 people have searched for the stash, some using family vacations to venture into the woods.
Mike Minor always longed for a career in professional baseball (there is currently a major league player named Mike Minor, who is no relation to the actor), but his natural athletic ability was accompanied by a fine singing voice. He began taking voice lessons at 10 and was already signing in clubs as a teenager.
His character of Steve Eliot was on "Petticoat Junction" over four seasons, marrying Betty Jo Bradley (Linda Kaye Henning) and having the child Kathy Jo as the series continued. However, the rumor that Minor sang the show's title song is false (it was sung by composer Curt Massey). During his time on the series, he released two albums and several singles, and appeared with Ozzie and Harriet Nelson on stage in "The Impossible Years."
Minor was born Michael Fedderson, and was the son of television producer Don Fedderson, best known for the "My Three Sons" TV series. His late younger brother, Gregg Fedderson, was also an actor. Minor was married Linda Kaye Henning in real life for five years, but they had no children. He has a son from a former marriage.
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