Paul Krugman: Hypocritical Sloth (NY Times)
(As someone pointed out, both Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton have rejected policies they used to support - but Romney has rejected policies that worked, while Clinton has rejected policies that didn't. A bit of a difference.)
Marc Dion: Wanna Hear a Biker Joke? (Creators Syndicate)
One hundred and seventy bikers were arrested in Waco, Texas. Of those arrested, 30 were fat guys nicknamed "Tiny." Also arrested were a couple "Gypsies," several "Ray-Rays," a "Buzzard," a number of guys nicknamed "Porky," "Killer," "Spider," and on an odd note, one guy whose nickname is "Beyonce."
Ted Rall: Hillary Clinton's Life of Crime (Creators Syndicate)
Bill and Hillary Clinton "earned" - can a mortal earn such stratospheric sums? - "at least $30 million over the last 16 months, mainly from giving paid speeches to corporations, banks and other organizations," The New York Times reports. "They have now earned more than $125 million on the [lecture] circuit since leaving the White House in 2001."
Susan Estrich: The Graduates (Creators Syndicate)
Do not despair. That is my message. There is sweetness to come. You will fall in love; you will buy that house; you will get that job; you will think back on this you and smile with fondness. Be kind to yourself. Be patient. There is sweetness to come.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
Cowboys....especially Dallas Cowboys
Dave in Tucson said:
Willie warned mothers to prevent their children from being ploughboys.
Oh, wait. That was Cowboys!
Oops! Wrong Cowboys. Believe Willie meant:
And given the way these cowboys ended up Willie knew what he was singing about!
Lonestar Lois Of Oregon answered:
I LOVE that Cowboy song! Always request it from the band
whenever I'm out barhopping so I can sing along; "They're
never at home, and they're always alone, except when they're
fucking their horse". They don't let me in anymore. Had a
great picture of a four hundred pound belly dancer
yesterday, but figured Dale would beat me to it. Oh well.
Tomorrow's always a day away.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
Dickheads! That's what Waylon and Willie said! Female Dickheads. Today's Imperial Dickhead.
Lady Anne, 88 year old Mom and I are venturing down to Harris Center tonight to see the Sons of Champlin and Cold Blood tonight. Gonna boogie! Mom is an old jazz pianist and digs the music. These "old" bands still hit all the notes.
DJ Useo responded:
The answer is hobos, I mean nsa agents, wait, I mean cowboys.
So, I tried the throttling test posted here yesterday.
It seemed just as useless as the one my isp uses.
No way does the miserable 25 kB/s download rate I get deserve a "good" rating.
For one thing, it said it was checking Dallas, but I live in Austin. Bah!
MAM , wrote:
Cowboys ~ He warns mothers not to let their children become cowboys because of the tough and busy life of cowboy culture. Nelson has been playing Trigger, his beloved guitar (which he named after Roy Rogers' horse), since 1969.
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CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a RERUN'Undercover Boss', then a RERUN'Madam Secretary', followed by a FRESH'Battle Creek'.
NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by a FRESH'AD The Bible Continues', then a FRESH'American Odyssey'.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a RERUN'500 Questions', then a RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by another RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat', then a RERUN'Castle'.
The CW offers a FRESH'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', followed by an old 'Friends', then another old 'Friends', then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'NASCAR Sprint Cup', then pad the left coast with local crap.
MY has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by another old 'How I Met Your Mother', 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'.
AMC offers the movie 'First Blood', followed by the movie 'Rambo: First Blood Part II', then the movie 'Rambo III'.
[6:00AM] Battlestar Galactica - Miniseries-Night 1
[8:00AM] Battlestar Galactica - Miniseries-Night 2
[10:00AM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 1 - 33
[11:00AM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 2 - Water
[12:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Bastille Day
[1:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 4 - Act of Contrition
[2:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 5 - You Can't Go Home Again
[3:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Litmus
[4:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 7 - Six Degrees of Separation
[5:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 8 - Flesh and Bone
[6:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 9 - Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down
[7:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 10 - The Hand of God
[8:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 11 - Colonial Day
[9:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 12 - Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 1
[10:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 13 - Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2
[11:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Miniseries-Night 1
[1:00AM] Battlestar Galactica - Miniseries-Night 2
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 3 - Episode 1
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 3 - Episode 2
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 3 - Episode 3 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has all old 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' all night.
Comedy Central has 'Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy', 'Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy'< 'Gabriel Iglesias: Hot & Fluffy', and 'Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy'.
FX has the movie 'Grown Ups', followed by the movie 'Ted', then the movie 'Ted', again.
[6:00AM] WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW
[6:15AM] CONAN THE DESTROYER
[8:30AM] THE THREE STOOGES-MOVIE MANIACS
[8:55AM] THE THREE STOOGES-NO CENSUS, NO FEELING
[9:20AM] THE THREE STOOGES-PHONY EXPRESS
[9:45AM] THE THREE STOOGES-PLAYING THE PONIES
[10:10AM] THE THREE STOOGES-RESTLESS KNIGHTS
[10:35AM] THE THREE STOOGES-THE SITTER DOWNERS
[11:00AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HEALTH INSURANCE
[11:30AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-REESE VS. STEVIE
[12:00PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HALLOWEEN
[12:30PM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-JESSICA STAYS OVER
[1:00PM] BURN AFTER READING
[6:00PM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[8:00PM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[10:00PM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[3:15AM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[5:45AM] WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Don't Say a Word
[11:30AM] The Outlaw Josey Wales
[2:30PM] Pale Rider
[5:00PM] Love Actually
[8:00PM] Sixteen Candles
[10:00PM] This Is Spinal Tap
[11:45PM] This Is Spinal Tap
[1:30AM] Sixteen Candles
[3:30AM] The Graduate
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & the Little Black Dress (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Underworld', followed by the movie 'Jumanji'.
US fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (L-R), his partner Dee Ocleppo, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and his girlfriend Xisca Perello pose for the photographers during a photocall for the Gala for the Rafa Nadal Foundation in Paris, France, 23 May 2015. Created in 2007, the foundation aims to help socially discriminated children and teenagers through educational programs with sport as a common denominator.
Photo by Aurelien Meunier
Organisers of Live Earth, a set of global concerts backed by Al Gore aimed at pushing for urgent action on climate change, announced a delay Friday, weeks before the scheduled date.
Live Earth had intended shows on each inhabited continent for June 18 featuring more than 100 artists to raise pressure for a strong agreement at a UN-led climate conference in Paris at the end of the year.
Representatives, however, said that no events would take place that day, and instead a free concert would be held near the Eiffel Tower in Paris sometime in the autumn.
Live Earth was initially intended to consist of concerts on June 18 in Australia, Brazil, China, South Africa and the United States, as well as Paris.
Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in the rebooted version of hit US sitcom "Full House," US media reports said.
Robert Boyett, executive producer of the new show -- "Fuller House" -- scheduled to air on Netflix next year, told the Hollywood Reporter neither of the Olsens would star in the follow-up series.
Boyett however said the Olsens, who have since branched out from acting into fashion, had turned down the chance to reprise the role of Michelle.
The new series will revolve around the eldest daughter of the Tanner clan, D.J., played by original cast member Candace Cameron-Bure, as she also attempts to grapple with widowhood with the help of her friends.
Participants of the the goth festival 'Wave Gothic Festival' pose for photographers in Leipzig, central Germany, Saturday, May 23, 2015. About 20,000 members of the scene are expected to attend one of the world's largest gothic and 'dark' culture festivals until May 25, 2015.
Photo by Jens Meyer
When authorities found five bourbon barrels on the property of a distillery worker accused of leading a long-running whiskey theft ring in Kentucky, his wife and co-defendant was unaware the containers were on their property, her attorney said Friday.
Kevin Fox, the attorney for Julie Curtsinger, said the charges against her appear to be "circumstantial or by implication" because she's married to Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger, described by authorities as the ringleader of the theft ring in bourbon country.
The Curtsingers pleaded not guilty to multiple charges Friday. Both are charged with engaging in organized crime. Gilbert Curtsinger's charges include receiving stolen property over $10,000 and trafficking in a controlled substance. Julie Curtsinger is also charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance and another drug-related charge.
Authorities say the syndicate had dual roles - the theft and sale of bourbon and the trafficking of steroids. The thefts targeted the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries and included such prestigious brands as hard-to-get Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.
A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson (R-Money Bags) can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away.
Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued her ruling Friday afternoon after hearing several days of testimony in April and May to determine if Nevada has jurisdiction over the lawsuit filed by the former CEO of Sands China, Steven Jacobs.
"Adelson and (Las Vegas Sands') control over (Sands China) goes far beyond the ordinary relationship of parent and subsidiary," Gonzalez wrote. Ultimately, Adelson made all the decisions, big and little, when it came to Sands China, she said.
Adelson, the current chairman and CEO of Sands China, attempted during testimony to distance himself from the company at the time in question, 2009 and 2010, saying he was several thousand miles away and couldn't possibly control day-to-day operations.
Other testimony from executives and company emails presented as evidence often disputed that characterization.
Diners look at a participant wearing Zentai costume, or skin-tight bodysuit from head to toe, during a march down the shopping district of Orchard Road as part of the Zentai Art Festival in Singapore May 23, 2015. Close to 50 participants strutted down the busy shopping district during the Zentai art festival which is jointly organized by the Japanese embassy. The festival includes performances and discussions on Zentai from May 22 to from June 5.
Photo by Edgar Su
A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.
According to documents obtained through an open records request, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports Vantage Energy notified the city early Tuesday of its plans to begin fracking on Denton's west side, beginning next Wednesday. The notice came the morning after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Monday afternoon that limits local authority to restrict fracking.
During last November's election, Denton voters banned fracking within the borders of the city of about 125,000 residents, eliciting immediate vows by oil and gas drillers to topple that ban. The state and the drillers filed lawsuits, and the Legislature fulfilled the drillers' vows last week.
The Denton ban remains on the books, but Mayor Chris Watts says the new state law likely renders it unenforceable and would probably stymie any effort to block Vantage plans to finish its gas wells.
A demonstrator holds up a banner that reads "I dont want to eat transgenics" during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 23, 2015. Similar demonstrations took part on Saturday around the world to raise awareness to what the activists claim are dangers surrounding Monsanto's glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup.
Photo by Rayen Luna
As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives.
A spokeswoman for grain giant Archer Daniels Midland Co said that, as egg supplies have tightened and prices risen, the company has received numerous inquiries from manufacturers about the plant-based egg substitutes it makes.
And with a strong dollar bolstering the buying power of U.S. importers, some companies are scouting for egg supplies abroad.
Meanwhile, companies sticking with egg suppliers closer to home are facing sharply higher prices as a result of the outbreak, which has so far affected some 39 million birds. Nearly one-quarter of the hens that lay "breaker eggs" - which include liquid, dried or frozen eggs used by food manufacturers - have either died or are slated to be euthanized.
The outbreak has led to a sharp uptick in the wholesale price of such eggs, from 63-cents a dozen in late April, when the first egg-laying flock was reported infected, to $1.83 a dozen this week, Brown said.
Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, in Paris, France, May 23, 2015. People in 48 countries and 421 cities will take part in protest marches against Monsanto and its glyphosate-containing Roundup herbicide.
Photo by Mal Langsdon
Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.
The push by the Democratic governor spotlights concern among lawmakers and court administrators that California's justice system is profiting off minorities and low-income residents. It's a civil rights issue that has prompted discussions between the Brown administration and the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the governor's spokesman, Evan Westrup.
Under Brown's plan, drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50.
Advocates for the poor have likened California's problem to the police and municipal court structure in Ferguson, Missouri, which was criticized by the Justice Department as a revenue-generating machine following last year's fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer.
Traffic fines have been skyrocketing in California and courts have grown reliant on fees as a result of budget cuts during the recession.
The replica of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship Halve Maen (Half Moon) sails in the harbour of Hoorn, the Netherlands, 23 May 2015. Henry Hudson, captain of the VOC, discovered over 400 years ago with the ship Manhattan, where later New Amsterdam was founded, the current New York. The ship was reconstructed in 1989 at the behest of the Dutch American Andrew Hendricks. He is the founder of the New Netherland Museum, that the ship has lent to Horn.
Photo by Remko De Waal
Bullets whistled overhead, a black Islamic State flag flapping in the distance, but all Friar Najeeb Michaeel could think of as he fled the jihadists was how to save hundreds of ancient Iraqi manuscripts in his possession.
"You are going to get us killed with your archives," Michaeel's assistant Watheq Qassab grumbled as he struggled to carry six boxes of the documents dated between the 13th and 19th century across the border from Iraq into Kurdistan in August last year.
The Roman Catholic Dominican Order arrived in Iraq in the 13th century, and set up a permanent church in the second city of Mosul in 1750.
Michaeel first smuggled his precious library out of Mosul to Qaraqosh -- Iraq's largest Christian town -- during an Islamist insurgency in 2008 which saw thousands of Christians flee the city.
Last year, the friar again felt the tide turning as the Islamic State group seized town after town, destroying priceless artefacts and documents in museums and libraries in their rampage across Iraq and Syria.
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, stands as US model and Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri (not pictured) visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya, 23 May 2015. The visits of Fakhri and Egyptian actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Abol Naga (not pictured), who is expected to visit the conservancy on 26 May, is aimed to raise international awareness of the plight of the northern white rhino, a subspecies whose future now depends solely on artificial methods of reproduction.
Photo by Daniel Irungu
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