Marc Dion: Revolution in America (Creators Syndicate)
There are people in America who say the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants. There are people in America who say they will fight, with guns, to keep their guns. There are people in America who say they want a revolution to "take back their country." It's one goddamn pleasant fantasy, is what it is. You get your gun, dress up in camouflage and defeat the government.
Froma Harrop: The Decline and Likely Fall of Donald Trump (Creators Syndicate)
A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control - and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind." That this observation appeared under the headline "The Gathering Nuclear Storm" - and was written by a conservative journalist, Mark Helprin - should give us pause.
In 1943, two football teams were forced to temporarily merge because both had lost so many players to military service. The unofficial name of this team was the Steagles. What two teams formed the Steagles?
The Steagles is the name for the team created by the temporary merger of two National Football League (NFL) teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, during the 1943 season. The teams were forced to merge because both had lost many players to military service during World War II. The league's official record book refers to the team as "Phil-Pitt Combine". But the unofficial "Steagles," despite never being registered by the NFL, has become the enduring moniker.
Randall was first and correct with:
Pittsburgh Steelers/Philadelphia Eagles
Alan J wrote:
Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.
That would be
The Pittsadelphia (? Philaburgh) Steagles, when cross state rivals
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia merged the Steelers and Eagles. I think Pgh
still retains some of the Giant Eagle parts.
The Steelers, and The Eagles?
October already? Jeebus...
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
The Steagles is the name for the team created by the temporary merger of two National Football League (NFL) teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, during the 1943 season.
The Straggles were a combination of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
I can't believe I forgot yesterday's TQ! As a New Jersey native I'm embarrassed to say I didn't know that we had a state song. Sheesh.
A dry cold front has arrived in NorCal, with a chance of rain tomorrow and Monday. Yes, please!
George M answered:
Marty, the two pro football teams which merged just for the 1943 Season are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. I know whereof I speak, as I have been an Eagles fan since the 1985-86 Season.
John I from Hawai`i says,
"The Steelers and the Eagles."
Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, during the 1943 season.
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.
There's no such thing as a good time to drive on the 405.
CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The Expendable One', then a FRESH'Madam Secretary', followed by a FRESH'Elementary'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'Sunday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap.
ABC begins the night with a FRESH'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Once Upon A Time', then a FRESH'Secrets & Lies', followed by a FRESH'Quantico'.
The CW offers 'Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition', followed by 'Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millar: Family Edition', 'Save Our Shelter', 'Vacation Creation', and 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux has a FRESH'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESHSon Of Zorn', then a FRESH'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'The Last Man On Earth'.
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 'Fear The Walking Dead', another 'Fear The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH'Fear The Walking Dead', then a FRESH'Talking Dead'.
[6:00AM] DR. NO (1962)
[8:30AM] FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
[11:00AM] GOLDFINGER (1964)
[1:30PM] THUNDERBALL (1961)
[4:30PM] DR. NO (1962)
[7:00PM] FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
[9:30PM] GOLDFINGER (1964)
[12:00AM] THUNDERBALL (1961)
[3:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 4 - Episode 1
[4:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 4 - Episode 2
[5:00AM] NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 4 - Episode 3 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has a FRESH'NJ Social', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NJ', then a FRESH'Manzo'd With Children', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', 'Don't Be Tardy ...', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Broken Lizard's Super Troopers', 'Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny', 'Kevin Hart: I'm A Grown Little Man', and 'Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain'.
FX has the movie 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', followed by a FRESH'The Strain'.
History has 3 hours of old 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'Ozzy & Jack's World Detour'.
[6:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Parker Gail's Location Is Everything
[6:30AM] THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH
[8:15AM] THE FLESH EATERS
[10:15AM] FIEND WITHOUT A FACE
[12:00PM] BODY OF LIES
[7:00PM] TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
[10:00PM] TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
[12:30AM] TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
[3:30AM] TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:15AM] The Descendants
[8:45AM] Up in the Air
[11:15AM] Rain Man
[1:45PM] Good Will Hunting
[4:45PM] Stand by Me
[6:45PM] The Breakfast Club
[9:00PM] The Bad News Bears
[1:30AM] The Matador
[3:30AM] Gomorrah-Episode 6
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Street Eats (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning', followed by the movie 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.
Sony said Friday that it had closed its $750 million purchase of Michael Jackson's stake in a music venture behind a vast trove of hit songs.
The Japanese company announced in March that it was buying the Jackson estate's 50 percent stake in Sony ATV Music Publishing, which owns the rights to several million titles.
Sony in a statement said it closed on the purchase after meeting conditions including regulatory approval.
Jackson became active in music publishing as he rose to superstardom in the 1980s after a chat with Paul McCartney who explained the significance of such companies, which collect and distribute royalties to songwriters.
Sony ATV Music Publishing, set up in 1995 as a joint venture between Jackson and Sony, owns rights not just to the late King of Pop's hits, but songs by other music legends including The Beatles, Marvin Gaye and Bob Dylan.
The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday in uncharted territory, with an vacancy on the bench on a presidential Election Day now certain for the first time since Abraham Lincoln won re-election in 1864 at the height of the Civil War.
While the eight justices will start to hear oral arguments on a range of issues including religious rights, insider trading and intellectual property, attention will be focused on the Nov. 8 presidential election that will determine who will get to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13.
In Lincoln's time, Chief Justice Roger Taney, author of the notorious pro-slavery Dred Scott decision, died in October 1864, just weeks before the election. After Lincoln won re-election, he appointed the anti-slavery Salmon Chase as chief justice in December 1864. That tipped the ideological balance of the court in Lincoln's favor, according to legal historian Paul Finkelman, who teaches at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in Canada.
In a step with little precedent in U.S. history, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has refused to consider confirmation of appellate judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Scalia, saying the next president should make the appointment. Obama's term ends on Jan. 20. Congress is now in recess until after the election.
More than 150 years after Lincoln appointed a new chief justice, the next appointment could similarly herald a major shift on the court. Without the conservative Scalia, the court is split with four liberals and four conservatives, after years of conservatives in the majority.
A woman hangs laundry on a balcony next to a new mural by Spanish painter Sebas Velasco, created on a blank wall of an old house in the district of Praga, in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 1, 2016.
Photo by Alik Keplicz
A U.S. government bureau set up to do "secret" and "top secret" security clearance investigations has turned for help to a private company whose login credentials were used in hack attacks that looted the personal data of 22 million current and former federal employees, U.S. officials said on Friday.
Their confirmation of the hiring of KeyPoint Government Solutions by the new National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) comes just days ahead of the bureau's official opening, scheduled for next week.
Its creation was spurred, in part, by the same hacks of the Office of Personnel Management that have been linked to the credentials of KeyPoint, one of four companies hired by the bureau. The officials asked not to be named when discussing sensitive information.
A spokesman for OPM said the agency in the past has said in public statements and in congressional testimony that a KeyPoint contractor's stolen credentials were used by hackers to gain access to government personnel and security investigations records in two major OPM computer breaches.
Both breaches occurred in 2014, but were not discovered until April 2015, according to investigators.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan was sued on Friday for the return of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece allegedly sold under duress in 1938 because of Nazi and Fascist persecution in Europe.
A complaint was filed in Manhattan federal court by the great-grandniece of Paul Leffmann, a Jewish industrialist from Germany who once owned "The Actor," a rare work from Picasso's Rose Period in 1904 and 1905.
Laurel Zuckerman, who handles estate matters for Leffmann's widow Alice, is alternatively seeking more than $100 million of damages.
She joins others seeking to reclaim art taken or sold after Nazis took power in Germany, and as Europe plunged toward war.
The Met in a statement said it has "indisputable title" to "The Actor" and will defend its rights.
The Republican candidate for Oregon governor drew boos at a Portland debate when he suggested that successful women aren't as susceptible to sexual violence.
Dr. Bud Pierce's remarks came Friday after his Democratic opponent Gov. Kate Brown disclosed that she has been a victim of domestic violence, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
"A woman that has a great education and training and a great job is not susceptible to this kind of abuse by men, women or anyone," Pierce said.
The line drew groans and boos from the audience at the Portland City Club, KGW-TV reported.
The debate exchange began when both candidates were asked about a recent report by the Women's Foundation of Oregon showing that over half of the women and girls in the state have reported being the victim of some form of domestic or sexual violence. Candidates were asked what they would do for women.
A model presents a creation by British designer Vivienne Westwood as part of her Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Fashion Week in Paris, France on Oct. 1, 2016.
Photo by Charles Platiau
A Kentucky Republican state House candidate is refusing to apologize for several Facebook posts depicting President Obama and the first lady as monkeys, but the state GOP chairman has condemned the posts and issued his own apology for them.
The posts on Dan Johnson's Facebook page include a picture of a chimpanzee with the caption "Obama's baby picture" and a photo that had been altered to give Obama and his wife ape-like features. Johnson's page also displayed a photo of a young Ronald Reagan feeding a monkey with a bottle with the caption: "Rare photos of Ronald Reagan babysitting Barack Obama in early 1962." His page also included a post calling Islam a "criminal syndicate."
Johnson, who is also the bishop of the Heart of Fire Church in southeast Louisville, says the posts are satire, and said some of them were shared on his page by others. Asked why he did not delete them, he said "some of you may take it as being funny." He said Facebook deleted some of the posts.
"It's a satire. I'm not trying to be racist. I have political opinions, but I'm not racist," he said.
Members of a South Korean military honor guard throw their guns into the air during the 68th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong, South Korea, Oct. 1, 2016.
Photo by Lee Jin-man
"Black Pete", a clownish figure in black face paint that is part of Dutch traditional winter holiday celebrations, leads to discrimination and bullying of black children and must be changed, a national children's rights defender said on Friday.
Discussions over "Black Pete" have grown increasingly fierce in the Netherlands in recent years, with opponents saying the figure is a blatantly racist caricature with big red lips and "afro"-style hair, while supporters argue he is a harmless figure of fun.
In a position paper published ahead of the Sinterklaas festivities which run from mid-November through Dec. 5, national children's ombudswoman Margriet Kalverboer sided squarely with the opponents.
She wrote that Black Piet - "Zwarte Piet" in Dutch - "can contribute to bullying, social exclusion or discrimination, and is thus in conflict with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."
Kalverboer said children of all backgrounds were unanimous that the figure should be changed if it was offensive to others, given that the gift-giving holiday is meant to be fun.
Fireworks burst over Victoria Harbor during the National Day fireworks display in Hong Kong, China, Oct. 1, 2016. A total of 23 888 firing shells have been discharged in the display from three barges moored in the harbor.
Photo by Jerome Favre
By the time the Las Vegas Sands Corp tried to collect on the gambling debts last year, the two women owed $6.4 million, lost during a few disastrous days of baccarat.
But when the Sands asked prosecutors to press criminal charges against Xiufei Yang, 59, and Meie Sun, 52, over the bad debts, attorneys for the two women struck back with a surprising allegation.
Yang and Sun weren't high-stakes gamblers, their attorneys said in court filings. They were local housekeepers, recruited with the cooperation of Sands personnel to take out millions of dollars in credit in their names and sit near the players as they gambled with the borrowed chips. The real gamblers then were able to play without a paper trail at the company's Venetian and Palazzo casinos at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
The attorneys for the women, Jeffrey Setness of the law firm Fabian VanCott and Kevin Rosenberg of Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP, contend the Sands may have violated federal anti-money laundering rules prohibiting casinos from helping players keep their names off the books.
The lawyers describe the women as the bottom rung of a network of hosts and handlers who court wealthy gamblers from China and sometimes help them play anonymously.
A Canadian Sphynx cat sits in a hat before being evaluated by a judge during a competition in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. More than 300 cats entered the international feline beauty competition in the Romanian capital.
Photo by Andreea Alexandru
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