Marc Dion: Retiring During a Civil War (Creators Syndicate)
My parents were good working-class Americans, so they taught me to be scared and ashamed. They taught me to be afraid of unemployment, poverty, the boss and the cops. They taught me to be ashamed of most bodily functions, embarrassed if I looked poorer than I was, and terrified of what other people thought of me.
George Alan O'Dowd (born 14 June 1961), known professionally as Boy George, is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer. He is the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award-winning pop band Culture Club. At the height of the band's fame, during the 1980s, they recorded global hit songs such as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "Time (Clock of the Heart)" and "Karma Chameleon" and George is known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s.
Mark. was first and correct with:
George Alan O'Dowd is Boy George.
I'm pretty sure that's Boy George. "Karma Chameleon" was a danceable tune he & his band popularized in the early 80s.
Woke up to very cool weather, perfect for running the house fan and chasing the stale, hot air out of the attic.
I miss President Obama. That is all.
John I from Hawai`i says,
Boy George who looked like a girl.
Billy in Cypress said:
Daniel in The City answered:
Boy George. Off to the Oakland Zoo tonight for the Walk in the Wild fundraiser!
He's much better known as Boy George.
Joe S said:
George, Boy George. I really detest no talent Boy George, by George. I don't know how he ever became famous. He's like the Kardashians, famous for being famous, except for all the ugly parts..
Dale of Toasty Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
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 RERUN'NCIS: The Expendable One', then a RERUN'Madam Secretary', followed by a RERUN'Code Black'.
NBC opens the night with a FRESH'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me', then a RERUN'Little Big Shots: Forever Young'.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Celebrity Family Feud', then a FRESH'Steve Harvey's Funderdome', followed by a FRESH'The $100,000 Pyramid'.
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 has a RERUN'Bob's Burgers', followed by a RERUN'The Last Man On Earth', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Family Guy', then a FRESH'American Girl'.
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'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Fear The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH'Fear The Walking Dead', then a FRESH'Talking Dead'.
[6:00AM] HIDDEN HABITATS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Great Barrier Reef
[6:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-From Pole To Pole
[7:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Mountains
[8:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Fresh Water
[9:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Caves
[10:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Deserts
[11:30AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Ice Worlds
[12:30PM] THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)
[3:00PM] THE TOWN (2010)
[5:30PM] THE TOWN (2010)
[8:00PM] THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990)
[11:00PM] THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1980)
[2:00AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Caves
[3:00AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-From Pole To Pole
[4:00AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Mountains
[5:00AM] PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Fresh Water (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Potomac Social', 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Wedding Crashers', followed by the movie 'We're The Millers'.
FX has the movie 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction', followed by the movie 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction', again.
History has 'Forged In Fire', followed by the movie 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.
[6:00AM] 28 WEEKS LATER
[10:45AM] PREDATOR 2
[1:15PM] THE MIST
[4:00PM] MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III
[7:00PM] BLACK HAWK DOWN
[10:00PM] BLACK HAWK DOWN
[1:00AM] MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III
[4:00AM] ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (ALL TIMES EDT)
[10:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actors
[11:00AM] Pulp Fiction
[4:30PM] The Quick and the Dead
[7:00PM] Young Guns
[9:30PM] Young Guns II
[12:00AM] Young Guns
[2:30AM] Young Guns II
[5:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actors (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Hellboy', followed by the movie 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', then the movie 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'.
"Late Night" host Stephen Colbert revealed Friday during an appearance on Russian talk show "Evening Urgant" that he is considering running for president of the United States in the next election period.
During a game of Russian Roulette that used vodka shots instead of bullets, Colbert verified the news with the show's host Ivan Urgant.
"OK. I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself," Colbert told Urgant. "If anyone would like to work on my campaign in an unofficial capacity, please just let me know."
After a third shot, he added: "A strong America! A strong Russia!"
Prior to making the announcement, Colbert wanted to confirm with Urgant that the show does not air in the U.S. However, he should have expected the news to break worldwide.
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.
Dismissed as a left-wing no-hoper before elections on June 8, Corbyn attracted a surge of support from 18-24 year-olds that helped his Labour Party deny Prime Minister Theresa May a parliamentary majority.
The 68-year old's popularity at Worthy Farm in south-west England could be measured by the number of pro-Corbyn banners on display and Corbyn T-shirts.
They easily outnumbered those for the biggest names on the musical bill - Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran - and the chant "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn" rang round the world's biggest greenfield festival.
Corbyn, invited to speak on the famous stage by festival founder Michael Eavis, said Glastonbury was about people coming together in support of causes like environmentalism.
Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands.
Officials with the Malheur National Forest said this week that around 600 Rainbow Family members are already camped at a gathering site near Flagtail Meadow and that between 10,000 and 30,000 are likely arriving by July 4, when the multi-day event peaks with a prayer for world peace.
People with small children, those with disabilities and senior citizens were among those who wrote to the event's Facebook page, discussing the site near the town of John Day in eastern Oregon, accessibility and bus routes.
Some commentators expressed concern about keeping the place hygienic.
"Bury your s--t, bury your dog's s--t, bury your baby's s--t," one person wrote.
When Filipe Moreira, principal dancer at the Rio de Janeiro ballet, takes to the stage, his grace and athleticism wows the audience. But his toughest challenge is surviving 14 hour days as an Uber taxi driver.
Like the more than 500 other members of the Theatro Municipal in nearly bankrupt Rio, the lithe, super-fit 36-year-old hasn't been paid properly since mid-2016.
So Moreira started driving a cab. Others teach, some live off their savings, and some rely on food donations from the public -- a monthly basket of pasta, cooking oil and other non-perishables.
"We've lost the minimum conditions for making a living," Moreira said in the ornate Art Nouveau theater at the center of the Brazilian city which only a year ago was hosting the Summer Olympics.
Severe recession and embezzlement by politicians and contractors ahead of the 2014 World Cup and South America's first Olympics have eviscerated public services in Rio state.
Republican attitudes toward African-Americans hardened significantly in 2016, according to an authoritative new study.
Only 32 percent of self-identified Republicans in 2016 said they believe that African-Americans face "a lot of discrimination." That was a significant drop from just a year earlier, when the Public Religion Research Institute asked the same question. In that survey, 46 percent of Republicans responded that blacks experience significant discrimination.
In fact, more than half of Republicans told PRRI in 2016 that "discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities." Among Democrats, 69 percent disagreed with this statement, and 59 percent of independents disagreed.
Attitudes among voters of other political persuasions stayed fairly steady on the question of discrimination against African-Americans during this period. Among independents, 58 percent said in 2016 that blacks are discriminated against, a drop of just 1 point. And 77 percent of Democrats answered affirmatively in 2016, down just 3 points from a year earlier.
A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a "Kenyan creampuff", Mark Zuckerberg as an "arrogant, self-hating Jew" and climate scientists as "cultists" and "nuts", according to a report.
William C Bradford, director of the Department's Office of Indian Energy, also appeared to believe Mr Obama might refuse to step down after his two terms of office, asking "what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer?"
The messages were posted on a since-deleted Twitter account, @Brute_Bradford, The Washington Post revealed.
Previously Mr Bradford caused controversy when he wrote an article claiming some academics who criticised US foreign policy were Islamist Fifth Columnists who could be treated as "unlawful combatants" and subjected to "coercive interrogation, trial, and imprisonment".
In an email to the Post, Mr Bradford, who previously was the attorney general of the Chiricahua Apache Nation, admitted the account was his and said he regretted the remarks.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R-Sock Puppet) was fined $1,000 on Friday by a federal magistrate judge for "patently misleading representations" he made to the court about the contents of a document he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then Donald Trump (R-Corrupt).
"The court agrees that the defendant's deceptive conduct and lack of candor warrant the imposition of sanctions," U.S. Magistrate Judge James O'Hara wrote in his ruling.
The dispute stems from efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to obtain a document that The Associated Press photographed Kobach taking into his meeting with Trump referencing a possible amendment to the National Voting Registration Act.
That photograph prompted ACLU to seek to obtain it and any related materials on his proposed changes to federal voting law. Kobach essentially told the court and the ACLU that he didn't have any such documents - the misrepresentation cited in the judge's order.
Kobach initially refused to give the documents to the ACLU, prompting the group to seek a court order forcing him to turn over any documents about his efforts to change federal law on the type of information states require to determine voting eligibility.
Workers prune the roots and built a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree In Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. So the 98-foot (30-meter) sequoia planted in 1912 and that's in the way of a Boise hospital's expansion is being uprooted and moved about a block to city property this weekend.
Photo by Rebecca Boone
California's Department of Justice added Texas, South Dakota, Alabama, and Kentucky to the state's travel ban Friday. The ban prohibits state employees from traveling to states that have passed laws discriminating against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families.
The new ruling expands the number of states affected by the ban to eight. California officials, under then-Attorney General Kamala Harris, have already banned state-funded travel to Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kansas in February. The latest states added to the ban were targeted by the current California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
"Our country has made great strides in dismantling prejudicial laws that have deprived too many of our fellow Americans of their precious rights," Becerra said in a statement released by the California Department of Justice. "Sadly, that is not the case in all parts of our nation, even in the 21st century."
Becerra said that new laws that have been enacted in the states that he's targeted in this new travel ban have sent the country "several steps back" and that the new ban is an active attempt by the state to support the LGBTQ community's rights in a proactive way.
A statue of Secretary William Henry Seward is just days away from being installed in downtown Juneau.
The statue commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Cession that made Alaska a U.S. territory, The Juneau Empire reported. The statue arrived in Juneau a few weeks ago after traveling from Seward's longtime home in New York, through Nebraska and up to Juneau.
As Secretary of State in 1867, Steward signed and helped negotiate the Treaty of Cession with Russia.
The statue cost $250,000. Two grants from the Alaska Historical Commission contributed $28,000, while the City and Borough of Juneau and the Rasmuson Foundation gave $25,000 each. There were also numerous other corporate donations and private donations from citizens in town who wanted to see the statue go up.
The statue will be put in place at the Dimond Courthouse Plaza in front of the Alaska State Capitol. The public ceremony for the unveiling will take place at 3 p.m. July 3.
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