Marc Dion: Be My Woman (Creators Syndicate)
For a 58-year-old white man with a fondness for tweed, I have some odd tastes in music, but they all make sense to me. I like older country music because, as the cliche runs, "it tells a story." I like Cajun music because I spoke French as a child. I like rap because I'm a writer and rap is words.
Susan Estrich: Brand Names (Creators Syndicate)
Hillary may or may not be right in her judgments, but at least they are the product of experience on the international stage. Tell me one Republican candidate of whom that is true. And while you're at it, maybe you can explain to me why in a world as dangerous as ours, experience doesn't matter.
Ted Rall: Evil Employers Can Lay You Off, But You Don't Have To Go Quietly (Creators Syndicate)
What if the standard response of a laid-off employee in the United States was not to leave quietly, but to sabotage computers with viruses, trash their office, break as much equipment as possible, and go out kicking and screaming? What if every employer who tried to replace their American workers with outsourced foreigners on fraudulent H-1B visas could count on a big fat class-action lawsuit? Some employers might think twice before behaving with such disgusting impunity.
Creel is a type of small wicker basket mainly used by anglers to hold fish or other prey. A creel is designed to function as an evaporative cooler when lined with moss and dipped into the creek in order to keep the catch chilled. Caught fish are inserted through a slot in the top which is held in place by a small leather strap.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
The fact that, like a Libertarian economic argument, it doesn't hold water
Is a feature, not a bug. It's used to hold fish, and sorta keep them
alive while you try to hook more while fishing. It lets the water flow
through and keeps the already caught prey stay alive (sorta) and not
start to rot.
Lois Of Oregon wrote:
A creel is a cute little basket to keep your fishies in,
after you snare their mouths (or if they swallow it, guts)
on a sharp barbed hook, and drag them from the water,
struggling and gasping for life, to die slowly and painfully
for your amusement. I have always felt fishing would be SO
much more entertaining if fish could scream REALLY loudly.
I grew up in Montana, fishing trout
My dad gave me my first fishing creel when I was about 8 years old...
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Creel is a type of small wicker basket mainly used by anglers to hold fish or other prey.
I'm guessing fishing. I sure never heard of a bicycle basket called a creel.
106* here yesterday. Good thing it's a dry heat, she said with an eye roll.
Fishing. When I went fishing with my dad when I was a kid I remember asking him what that thing was called.
Dale of Hot Springs of Diamonds, Norcali said:
Ahhhh! I forgot to leave the air on in my office building last night. It's hotter than a half fucked fox in a forest fire in here today! I might as well grad my creel and go fishing or take it with me hunting and gathering bats tonight!
PS Seinfeld still kicks ass for those that get it!
DJ Useo replied:
The answer is fishing. Something I've done a lot of.
I still hate to clean them, but will.
I remain leery about eating fish though, due to pollution concerns.
MAM , wrote:
Fishing ~ A Creel holds fish
Joe S responded:
Fishin'. Fly fishin' in particular. You line the bottom with fresh grass and put your fish in it until you can clean 'em. I had a really nice one I inherited from my Dad, but somebody stole it. It was older than me, and I'm 71. It was similar to this, only much nicer, and a dark brown color.
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 RERUN'Madam Secretary', then a RERUN'The Good Wife', followed by a RERUN'CSI: The Original One'.
NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by 'Dateline NBC', then a FRESH'AD The Bible Continues', followed by a FRESH'American Odyssey'.
ABC fills the night with a LIVE'2015 NBA Finals', followed by a FRESH'Jim Kimmel', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Castle'.
The CW offers a FRESH'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', followed by an old 'Friends', then another old 'Friends', followed by 2½ hours of what passes for local news & other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'Bob's Burgers', followed by another RERUN'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'Golan The Terrible'.
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', followed by still another old 'Big Bang Theory', then yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.
AMC offers the movie 'True Lies', followed by the movie 'Back To The Future', then a FRESH'Halt & Catch Fire'.
[6:00AM] Animals: Inside the Womb
[7:00AM] Animals: Inside the Fight for Life
[8:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 3 - Open Ocean
[9:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 4 - Frozen Seas
[10:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 5 - Seasonal Seas
[11:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 6 - Coral Seas
[12:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 8 - La Gondola
[1:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 10 - Mill Street Bistro, Part 1
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 11 - Mill Street Bistro, Part 2
[3:00PM] Top Gear: Best Of 12-13 - Episode 1
[4:00PM] Top Gear: Best Of 12-13 - Episode 2
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 10 - Episode 4 - Botswana Special
[6:00PM] Escape From New York
[8:00PM] The Fifth Element
[11:00PM] The Fifth Element
[2:00AM] Top Gear: Best Of 12-13-Episode 2
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 10-Season 10 - Episode 3
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 10 - Episode 4 - Botswana Special
[5:00AM] Top Gear: Sydney Special (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Married To Medicine', followed by a FRESH'Married To Medicine', then a FRESH'Mother Funders', followed by a FRESH'Blood, Sweat & Heels'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Hot Tub Time Machine', 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', and another 'Tosh.0'.
FX has the movie 'Thor', followed by the movie 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen'.
History has 3 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', and 'Texass Rising'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-NICK OFFERMAN
[6:15AM] BATMAN-PENGUIN SETS A TREND
[6:48AM] BATMAN-PENGUIN'S DISASTROUS END
[7:21AM] BATMAN-BATMAN'S ANNIVERSARY
[7:54AM] BATMAN-A RIDDLING CONTROVERSY
[8:27AM] BATMAN-THE JOKER'S LAST LAUGH
[9:00AM] THE MONKEES-THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPERS
[9:35AM] THE MONKEES-MONKEES AT THE CIRCUS
[10:10AM] THE MONKEES-CAPTAIN CROCODILE
[10:45AM] THE MONKEES-MONKEES A LA MODE
[11:20AM] THE MONKEES-ALIAS MICKY DOLENZ
[11:55AM] THE MONKEES-MONKEE CHOW MEIN
[12:30PM] MARON-MAD MARC
[1:30PM] PORTLANDIA-OFF THE GRID
[2:00PM] PORTLANDIA-BAHAMA KNIGHTS
[2:30PM] PORTLANDIA-YOU CAN CALL ME AL
[5:30PM] GHOST RIDER
[8:00PM] TRAINING DAY
[10:45PM] FIGHT CLUB
[2:00AM] TRAINING DAY
[5:15AM] MARON-MAD MARC
[5:45AM] WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Staircase-Last Chance - Reopening the Case
[7:00AM] Roll Bounce
[9:30AM] Boyz N the Hood
[1:45PM] Sixteen Candles
[3:45PM] Almost Famous
[9:00PM] American Beauty
[11:30PM] American Beauty
[2:00AM] Little Children
[5:00AM] The Staircase-Last Chance - Final Appeal (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Day The Earth Stood Still', followed by the movie 'Resident Evil: Extinction'.
Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp performs in concert during his "Plain Spoken Tour 2015" at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on Friday, June 12, 2015, in Baltimore.
Photo by Owen Sweeney
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona had a Navy vessel named in her honor during a ceremony at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard Saturday afternoon.
Giffords joined others including Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as the USS Gabrielle Giffords was christened in coastal Alabama. The 419-foot ship was built at the Austal shipyard and is the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship designed to operate in shallow waters near the coast.
Giffords was chosen as the vessel's namesake because of the characteristics she exemplified after the attack, officials said.
Biden was the ship's sponsor and Cullom said her spirit will guide the vessel while it is in service. Biden called the ship a feat of engineering excellence.
Actress Patricia Arquette, right, and her partner Eric White, holds the Nymphe de Cristal or Golden Nymph, awarded to her, after the opening ceremony of the 2015 Monte Carlo Television Festival, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Monaco.
Photo by Lionel Cironneau
Foo Fighters have decided to cancel two shows in Europe after the band's frontman Dave Grohl fell off the stage during a concert in Sweden and broke a leg, the band said Saturday.
Grohl fell off the stage during the concert in Goteborg, Sweden, on Friday. A hospital visit after the show confirmed he had sustained at least one fracture in the fall, although the full extent of the injuries are still being determined, the band said.
As a result, the band has been forced to cancel its June 14 show at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands as well as its June 16 concert in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Photos from the concert at the Ullevi stadium show Grohl singing on stage and playing his guitar, while his leg is elevated and bandaged.
Later, the Foo Fighters tweeted an X-ray image of what appeared to be a clear fracture in the leg.
A celebration of actor Jim Nabors' 85th birthday and 40th anniversary brought nearly 300 people to his Honolulu lawn.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that messages rolled in from across for the man who portrayed Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show." Friday marked not only his birthday but the start of his 40th year with his now-husband, Stan Cadwallader.
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, Jr., commanding general of the United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, delivered congratulations from President Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, Gov. David Ige said he represented the people of Hawaii when he designated June 12 "Jim Nabors' Day."
Ric Gillespie tells a story well. He knows how to get people intrigued and, in some cases, to persuade them to give him money, not unlike the legendary pilot for whom he's spent much of his life searching - Amelia Earhart.
At first, the man who looks a bit like a weather-worn sea captain balks at the oft-repeated notion that his ability to charm, and maybe even his time on stage in high school, helped get him where he is. Then, Gillespie shrugs and capitulates, with a slight smile.
The group's mission - and his life's goal for more than 25 years - has been to solve the mystery of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, who disappeared in the South Pacific on July 2, 1937, during what was supposed to be a round-the-world flight.
The United States on Friday warned Pakistan it was only hurting itself after Save the Children was expelled for "working against the country," with Islamabad threatening to throw out more foreign aid groups.
Pakistan has toughened its policies towards international aid groups in recent years, accusing them of being covers for spying operations, and has repeatedly warned them to restrict their activities, vowing stern action for any "suspicious" activity.
Police and government officials sealed the Islamabad offices of Save the Children on Thursday, but gave no specific details of what the group was alleged to have done.
In 2012, the government expelled the expat staff of Save the Children, which has worked in Pakistan for over 35 years and employs 1,200 Pakistanis.
That move came after Pakistani intelligence services accused the charity of links to doctor Shakeel Afridi, who the CIA allegedly used to carry out a fake vaccination programme as they searched for Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
The family of four Palestinian children killed when Israel bombed a beach during last summer's Gaza war were indignant Friday over the closure of a probe into the incident.
The Israeli army, which launched the investigation after the 50-day July-August war ended, announced late Thursday that the "tragic" attack witnessed by several foreign journalists had not violated international law, and said it was closing the case.
It was one of the most widely covered and controversial incidents of the war, taking place in full view of international media, including AFP correspondents, who were sitting outdoors very close to the beach at the time of the attack.
On July 16, cousins Ahed Atef Bakr and Zakaria Ahed Bakr, both aged 10, nine-year-old Mohamed Ramez Bakr and 11-year-old Ismail Mohamed Bakr were playing on the beach in Gaza City when they were hit in two separate air strikes.
Participants in the Dykes March walk down Santa Monica Boulevard during the first day of the LA Pride 2015 Festival in West Hollywood, California, USA, 12 June 2015. The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community) pride celebration in West Holliwood runs from 12 to 14 June.
Photo by Michael Nelson
Jim Sterling didn't know what had hit his 156-year-old antebellum home when an earthquake struck Alabama's old plantation region early one morning last November. Startled, he grabbed a gun and ran outdoors.
In the pre-dawn chill, Sterling said, he found an odd scene: horses were galloping, cows mooing and dogs barking.
More than a dozen weak earthquakes have followed in the seven months since in west Alabama's rural Greene County, and geologists are trying to figure out what is causing the seismic swarm in an area of the South more prone to tornadoes than earthquakes.
"It is interesting that recently there has been more activity there than in the last four decades," said Sandy Ebersole, an earthquake expert with the Geological Survey of Alabama.
Records from the U.S. Geological Survey show the first of 14 earthquakes occurred on Nov. 20, when a magnitude 3.8 earthquake was recorded about 10 miles northwest of the community of Eutaw. The second occurred in mid-December, followed by another in January and three within a few hours of each other on Feb. 19.
A woman eats a herring during Vlaggetjesdag (Flagday), the day on which traditionally the new herring is shipped into the harbor of Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 13 June 2015. This year though there was no new herring because the auction of the first barrel of herring this year has been postponed to June 17th.
Photo by Bart Maat
The capital of Estonia is perhaps not the place where one would expect to find the remains of medieval ships, but that is exactly what happened to a group of construction workers in Tallinn this week.
While working on the foundations for high-end apartments in a seaside area of the Baltic state's capital, the men noticed something strange in the ground: the remains of at least two ships thought to be from the 14th-17th centuries.
They informed the heritage protection authorities, whose role over the coming weeks will be to recover the ships and find out their provenance.
Archaeologist Priit Lahi said the find was important for shedding light on shipbuilding from previous centuries.
An egret bird holds twigs and flies towards a tree to build its nest on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, June 12, 2015. Birds nest their eggs on the beginning of the monsoon season every year.
Photo by Biswaranjan Rout
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