Roger Cohen: Trump doesn't embody what's wrong with Washington. Pence does. (Washington Post)
When history holds its trial to account for the Donald Trump presidency, Trump himself will be acquitted on grounds of madness. History will look at his behavior, his erratic and childish lying and his flamboyant ignorance of history itself and pronounce the man, like George III, a cuckoo for whom restraint, but not punishment, was necessary. Such will not be the case for Mike Pence, the toady vice president and the personification of much that has gone wrong in Washington.
David Brooks: When the World Is Led by a Child (NY Times)
At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things. At base, Trump is an infantalist.
Mark Morford: "Trump Impeachment Watch: 'Punch the F.B.I.' edition" (SF Gate)
There is only one way to impeach an openly corrupt, inept, incompetent, grossly compromised, Russia-loving, crotch-groping, globally loathed sitting president, and that's through an act of congress. Correction: A functional, autonomous, fair-minded congress, one largely populated by thoughtful, well-educated representatives of deep integrity, each willing to go to the mat for the sake of the country and the survival of democracy itself.
Beethoven's Ode of Joy played with pistols (YouTUBE)
Chief of the Russian shooting society Vitaly Kryuchin performs some popular melodies using Glock pistols, shooting bullets on steel plates, while accompanied by an orchestra and two singers - he "plays" Ode to Joy by Beethoven, and Russian traditional song "Murka."
Lalochezia is actually the relief you feel after cursing. That is to say, this phenomenon is the relief from pain experienced after the use of profane language when you are in pain. Furthermore, lalochezia not only soothes our physical pain, but also can go so far as to relieve emotional pain.
Cursing, it would seem, is a good means of relieving pain and stress, because it is a way of being able to voice yourself and can be as aggressive as you need it to be; thus making you feel better.
Randall was first and correct with:
Emotional discharge gained by uttering indecent or filthy words.
Alan J said:
Emotional discharge gained by uttering indecent or filthy words.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
I thought maybe it was laughing so hard that cheese came out your nose, but
the dictionary says:
"Emotional relief gained by using indecent or vulgar language". So, swearing
at the TV news has a quasi-medical term assigned to it.
David of Moon Valley
Holy Shit! What the Fuck?! Are you fucking kidding me?!
Emotional relief gained by using indecent or vulgar language
'Emotional release gained by uttering indecent or filthy words.'
Lalochezia: Emotional discharge gained by uttering indecent or filthy words. [G. lalia, speech, + chez?, to relieve oneself]
I admit I have a potty mouth. Evidently it's good for me.
We drove my in-laws to the nearest BART station, 35 miles away. We left at 6:20. It took an hour to get there. Bay Area traffic is appalling.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Emotional relief gained by using indecent or vulgar language.
Swearing at the TV. Sometimes it's the only thing that makes an All Trump All the Time newscast bearable.
(Funniest thing from yesterday's BCE-Trump apparently knows nothing about nutrition or why we eat. That sure explains why he doesn't know where all the bullshit is from either.)
Billy in Cypress replied:
Lalochezia is the use of vulgar or foul language to relieve stress or pain. Since there are not enough bad words in the English language to describe rethugs, especially CpPDJT-ID, I must resort to foreign and made-up words to vent my fear, anger, frustration, disgust, hatred, nausea, etc, etc, etc. Sometimes, I must avoid or turn off the news to prevent an overload of my senses.
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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 opens the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN'The Great Indoors', then a FRESH'The Amazing Race'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Ricky Gervais, Corey Hawkins, and The xx.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Benicio Del Toro, Diane Lane, Michael Fassbender, and Harry Styles.
NBC begins the night with a RERUN'L&O: SVU', followed by a FRESH'The Blacklist', then another FRESH'The Blacklist'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Dwayne Johnson, Ellie Kemper, and Charlie Puth.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Jeffrey Tambor, Debra Messing, Michael Barbaro, and Mark Guiliana.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Tennis System, and Londale Theus Jr.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH'Scandal'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Johnny Depp, "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Linkin Park, and Ann Wilson.
The CW offers a FRESH'Supernatural', followed by another FRESH'Supernatural'.
Faux fills the night with a FRESH'MasterChef Junior'.
MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'60 Days In', and 'The First 48'.
AMC offers the movie 'Twister', followed by the movie 'Lethal Weapon 3', then the movie 'Lethal Weapon 4'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 9-Sleep No More
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 10-Face The Raven
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 11-Heaven Sent-Part 1.
[9:15AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 12-Hell Bent-Part 2.
[10:40AM] DOCTOR WHO: THE HUSBANDS OF RIVER SONG
[12:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Coasts
[1:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Tidal Seas
[2:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Coral Seas
[3:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Seasonal Seas
[4:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Frozen Seas
[5:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Open Ocean
[6:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-The Deep
[7:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-The Blue Planet
[8:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Coasts
[9:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Tidal Seas
[10:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Coral Seas
[11:00PM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Seasonal Seas
[12:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Frozen Seas
[1:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Open Ocean
[2:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-The Deep
[3:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-The Blue Planet
[4:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Coasts
[5:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Tidal Seas (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Million Dollar Listing NYC', 'Below Deck Mediterranean', another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', still another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', and 'Jeff Dunham: Unhinged In Hollywood'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Kerry Washington.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Bess Kalb, Vance Sanders, and Murray Valeriano.
FX has the movie 'Prometheus', followed by the movie 'Thor', then the movie 'Thor', again.
History has 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH'Swamp People: Blood & Guts', then a FRESH'Swamp People', followed by another FRESH'Swamp People'.
[7:30AM] REVENGE OF THE NERDS IV: NERDS IN LOVE
[9:30AM] LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE
[12:00PM] THE PRESTIGE
[3:00PM] LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE
[11:00P] MALIEN 3
[1:30AM] ALIEN RESURRECTION
[4:00AM] AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: EXTENDED EDITION (ALL TIMES EDT)
[5:00AM] Rectify -The Source
[6:11AM] The Andy Griffith Show -Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter
[6:46AM] The Andy Griffith Show -The Clubmen
[7:21AM] The Andy Griffith Show -The Pickle Story
[7:56AM] The Andy Griffith Show -Sheriff Barney
[8:31AM] The Andy Griffith Show -The Farmer Takes a Wife
[9:06AM] The Andy Griffith Show -The Keeper of the Flame
[9:41AM] The Andy Griffith Show -Bailey's Bad Boy
[10:16AM] Bridget Jones's Diary
[3:00PM] Law & Order -Blood Is Thicker ...
[4:00PM] Law & Order -Trust
[5:00PM] Law & Order -Vengeance
[6:00PM] Law & Order -Sisters of Mercy
[7:00PM] Law & Order -Cradle to Grave
[8:00PM] Law & Order -Marathon
[9:00PM] Law & Order -Patsy
[10:00PM] Law & Order -Blood Money
[11:00PM] Law & Order -Sundown
[12:00AM] Law & Order -Loco Parentis
[1:00AM] Law & Order -Collision
[2:00AM] Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo -Bad Mojo
[3:00AM] Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo -Pie a la Mojo
[4:00AM] Silver Bullet (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie '300', followed by the movie 'John Wick'.
On a RERUNConan (from 1/24/17) are Aaron Paul, Bert Kreischer, and Colony House.
Sneaker-clad feet appear on the social media account of Chelsea Manning, the transgender US solder who the U.S. Army said was released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on May 17, 2017. A comment from the account appeared alongside, reading "First steps of freedom!"
Photo Courtesy Chelsea Manning
Stephen Colbert found himself in hot water two weeks ago when a joke in one of his late-night monologues about president Donald Trump was called "homophobic" by some viewers.
The FCC is now investigating the insult-laden rant in which Colbert said, "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c--k holster" - but despite the controversy, the "Late Show" host isn't holding anything back.
"There's really only one word to describe this president, and the FCC has asked me not to use it anymore," Colbert quipped on Wednesday at the CBS upfront at Carnegie Hall in New York City, where he held forth during a lengthy routine that skewered Trump.
"I understand if the president doesn't particularly like my show," Colbert said. "But thankfully, like his votes on election day, he is in the minority because right now the 'Late Show' in No. 1 in late night."
Colbert thanked the audience of advertisers for their support of his show, which has seen a ratings surge since Trump went into office. He then also thanked the president.
A graduate displays a hat reading "Producto de Inmigrantes - Hecho en USA" during the Columbia University graduation ceremony in New York, May 17, 2017. Over 14,000 students graduated during the ceremonies.
Photo by Seth Wenig
"Alien" creator Ridley Scott said he hoped to make movie-goers ponder life's bigger questions through his latest contribution to the "Alien" sci-fi blockbuster franchise -- but also to scare them senseless.
The veteran British director, who made the groundbreaking original movie in the long-running action horror series in 1979, is readying to release the sixth film, "Alien Covenant," in the United States on Friday.
"It's (about) origin of the species, and have we failed or have we not failed? And are we going to correct ourselves? Sounds highbrow, doesn't it? But this thing will still scare the shit out of them," he told AFP, summing up the movie.
The 79-year-old director offered his thoughts on his latest project and filmmaking in general ahead of becoming the 1304th star to sink his handprints and footprints into cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre, a tradition for Hollywood's creme de la creme.
Harrison Ford -- who starred in the original "Blade Runner" and is in the sequel -- introduced Scott in front of hundreds of wellwishers as "Alien: Covenant" stars Katherine Waterson, Danny McBride and Nathaniel Dean looked on.
It's official: "Arrested Development" is coming back for Season 5 at Netflix, Variety has learned.
The streaming service has greenlit a much-anticipated fifth season of the family comedy, which is set to launch in 2018. Original creator Mitchell Hurwitz is back, along with the entire series regular cast, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat.
The fifth season news comes after much teasing from Netflix, Hurwitz and various cast members over the past few years, saying that a new season would be coming, but talent scheduling was delaying the renewal. After airing for three seasons on Fox from 2004-2006, the sitcom went to Netflix for a fourth season in 2013. The show never had significant broadcast ratings, but garnered widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for 25 Emmy Awards, winning six.
"In talks with Netflix we all felt that that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business - and their desperate abuses of power - are really underrepresented on TV these days," said Hurwitz in a comical statement on Wednesday. "I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids; Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Did I say Tiffany? - back to the glorious stream of life."
Jimmy Fallon faced a major backlash after he tousled Donald Trump's hair in this September 2016 Tonight Show interview.
People took to social media to express their upset that Fallon didn't bring up Trump's xenophobic comments and instead joked around with the then-presidential candidate.
The late-night host is speaking out for the first time about the incident. In an interview with the New York Times, Fallon said, "I didn't do it to humanize him. I almost did it to minimize him. I didn't think that would be a compliment: 'He did the thing that we all wanted to do.'"
The Tonight Show's ratings have recently taken a downturn compared with competitors. Stephen Colbert's The Late Show gave CBS an edge with over 3 million nightly viewers. Fallon trailed with under 2.7 million.
Although that may not be entirely due to his Trump interview, Fallon wishes he had addressed the controversy earlier.
As Donald Trump (R-Crooked) was laying waste to a field of 18 Republican challengers en route to claiming his party's presidential nomination, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bag Of Rocks) was caught making a quip about Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"There's two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump," McCarthy, R-Calif., said, according to a recording of the exchange on June 15, 2016, obtained by the Washington Post. The other reference was to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., who was profiled last year in Politico as "Putin's Favorite Congressman ."
In response the remark, to which several colleagues are heard responding to with laughter, House Speaker Paul Ryan is heard interjecting a warning to keep the conversation from leaving Capitol Hill.
"No leaks…This is how we know we're a real family here," Ryan said, according to the Post.
Comedian Bill Cosby does not plan to testify in his defense at his sexual assault trial in June, he said on Tuesday in his first extended public comments in two years.
The 79-year-old told Sirius-XM radio host Michael Smerconish that the dozens of women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct were "piling on" and suggested that racism has played a role in his treatment because he is black.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in a Pennsylvania courtroom ahead of Cosby's June 5 trial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, a former basketball coach at his alma mater Temple University, in 2004.
The case is the only criminal prosecution to result from accusations by approximately 60 women that Cosby sexually assaulted them. Many of the incidents allegedly occurred decades ago. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.
In the interview, Cosby declined to comment extensively on the upcoming trial, citing legal advice from his attorneys. But when Smerconish asked whether he will testify Cosby replied, "No," saying that lawyers can twist a witness' words.
Japan's Princess Mako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and the elder daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, is expected to get engaged to a former classmate, Kei Komuro, 25, who is a law firm worker and graduate student and once starred in a tourism campaign as "Prince of the Sea," reports said Tuesday.
The pair will get married sometime next year, the Imperial Household Agency confirmed the news to Japan's national broadcaster NHK, Tuesday. The engagement will be the first among the four grandchildren of the emperor and Empress Michiko.
Both Mako and Komuro studied at Tokyo's Hitotsubashi University. Komuro has been a resident of Kohoku Ward in Yokohama, near Tokyo.
According to an agency source, Princess Mako first met Komuro about five years ago through a friend at International Christian University that they both went to. Mako later accepted the marriage proposal from Komuro. The source also told Japan Times that Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko have given their blessings to the couple in acceptance.
Mako was the first imperial family member to attend International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, where she enrolled in April 2010. She has a major in arts and cultural property studies from the university. She also studied at the University of Edinburgh in Britain as an exchange student for nine months. After completing her graduation, she went on to study at the University of Leicester in Britain, where she completed her master's degree in art museum and gallery studies in January 2016.
A new study finds that a warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west.
Researchers calculated that, on average, the clustering of 86 eastern U.S. tree species has shifted more than 25 miles west and 20 miles north in the past three decades. New trees sprout in the north and west and trees south and east die off.
For example, the eastern white pine has been going west, about 80 miles.
The study says climate change is the biggest of many causes for the shift.
The report was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
Cardboard cutouts of White House Press Secretary spokesliar Sean Spicer (R-Forked Tongue) hiding in bushes are popping up all over North America, inspired by a British Columbia academic who kicked off the craze in her home town of Victoria.
Spicer, known for his often combative press briefings with journalists, was mocked worldwide last week after a Washington Post article described him huddling near bushes in the White House grounds as reporters waited to ask questions about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
That story was later updated to clarify Spicer was "among" the bushes, not "in" the bushes.
The incident prompted British Columbia academic Lisa Kadonaga to come up with "Garden Spicer," a blown-up photo of the press secretary's head that she stuck in bushes near her home and then uploaded to Dropbox.
Her post on Facebook has been shared more than 110,000 times and Dropbox reportedly struggled with the volume of traffic as people rushed to download the image.
Images on Twitter show "Garden Spicer" appearing in dozens of locations, including Washington DC, across British Columbia and outside Universal Studios in Florida.
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