BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 25 May, 2017


25 May, 2017

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Massimo Calabresi: Inside Russia's Social Media War on America (Time)
Now the Russians were running a more sophisticated hack on Twitter. The report said the Russians had sent expertly tailored messages carrying malware to more than 10,000 Twitter users in the Defense Department. Depending on the interests of the targets, the messages offered links to stories on recent sporting events or the Oscars, which had taken place the previous weekend. When clicked, the links took users to a Russian-controlled server that downloaded a program allowing Moscow's hackers to take control of the victim's phone or computer-and Twitter account.

Andrew Tobias: Losing to Russia
It's wonderfully disciplined and perhaps gentlemanly of almost all the talking heads to say, "not that Russian meddling affected the outcome of the election." But of course it almost surely did. The Russians had thousands of agents working to tear down public opinion of Hillary Clinton.

Garrison Keillor: Get Washington's statues off their high horses (Washington Post)
Forgive me if I don't think the removal of Confederate statuary is an issue. I call it decluttering, which is an ongoing project at my house and I hope at yours too. When those crews are done down South, put them to work in Washington.

Paul Krugman: Trucking And Blue-Collar Woes (NY Times Blog)
What with everything else going on, this Trip Gabriel essay on truckers hasn't gotten as much attention as it should. But it's awesome - and says a lot about what is and isn't behind the decline of blue-collar wages.

Brett Martin: David Letterman Talks Cosby, the Beard, and Why Amy Schumer Is the New Richard Pryor (GQ)
Donald Trump was a frequent guest on your show. Have you had reason to regret that?
No, no reason to regret it. I'm disappointed that this man is representing me and my country. It makes me sick. But we always looked forward to having him on. He was a great guest. He was just a big, wealthy dope who'd come on and we would make fun of his hair. I would refer to him as a slumlord. But now, this goon... I don't know. He's demonstrated himself to be a man without a core, a man without a soul. Is there a guy in there? TheBlondeSwede: Swedish TV accidentally put subtitles from Kids Channel on political debate (Imgur)
"Greetings, Earth creature."

Eddie Deezen: The Debuts and Early Performances of 20 Future Stars (Neatorama)
2. Harpo Marx. Groucho's older brother Harpo made his debut at Coney Island at the age of 19. He was hijacked from his safe job as a piano player in a nickelodeon movie theater and tossed on stage to accompany his brothers, Groucho and Gummo (and another singer named Lou Levy), as one of the Four Nightingales. Harpo was so scared he wet his pants. Harpo called it "the most wretched debut in the history off show business."

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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question of the Day

What is the name of the orange pony?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

The official motto of what US state is "The Mountain State"?

       West Virginia                                                      Source

West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north (and, slightly, east), and Maryland to the northeast. West Virginia is the 9th smallest by area, is ranked 38th in population, and has the second lowest household income of the 50 United States. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

West Virginia is located entirely within the Appalachian Region, and the state is almost entirely mountainous, giving reason to the nickname The Mountain State and the motto Montani Semper Liberi ("Mountaineers are always free"). The elevations and ruggedness drop near large rivers like the Ohio River or Shenandoah River. About 75% of the state is within the Cumberland Plateau and Allegheny Plateau regions. Though the relief is not high, the plateau region is extremely rugged in most areas. The average elevation of West Virginia is approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) above sea level, which is the highest of any U.S. state east of the Mississippi River.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   West Virginia is the Mountain State.

Randall wrote:
   West Virginia

Alan J said:
   West Virginia.

Stephen F responded:
   West Virginia

Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
   "The Mountain State" is my second home, West Virginia.

Adam answered:
   West Virginia - at least until the mining industry removes all the mountaintops.

Deborah said:
   Is it West Virginia?
  Cooler today, the high clouds are helping with that.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   West Virginia

Daniel in The City wrote:
   West Virginia

Billy in Cypress replied:
   As Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. did sing "take me home country road, to the place I belong" West Virginia.

zorch answered:
   West Virginia

Gene took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

mj took the day off.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Dutiful Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

MAM     took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  May 25 Birthdays - Celebrities Born May 25 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




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Michelle in AZ

Alan Turing | Biography, Facts, & Education |

The Imitation Game (2014) - IMDb

Keillor: Our nation's capital has become our nation's attic - SFGate

MSNBC Reaches HUGE Ratings Milestone as Fox News is dragged Down By Right-Wing Millstone (aka Trump)

InfoWars Gets White House Press Access, Smears "Liberal" Kid Victims Of Manchester Attack.

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

The Supremes' Are Forcing Congress to Step Up

'The Great Dictator' Speech Everyone Needs To Hear-Now More Than Ever (With Stunning New Visuals)

As investigations close in, members of Team Trump are lawyering up-and it'll cost them

Donald Trump Takes His Brand Of Chaos To Europe | HuffPost

'Ocean Smog' Is Taking Over The Seas And You're Probably Eating It, Too | HuffPost

The Sad State of Some on The Right: Seth Rich Edition

Cannes 2017: Adam Sandler shines in Netflix's The Meyerowitz Stories, a quintessential Noah Baumbach comedy - Vox

45 million Americans rely on food stamps. Trump wants to gut the program. - Vox

How tap dancing was made in America - Vox

"RussiaGate" has become a catastrophic failure of leadership - and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will

Trump Casts Shadow Over Tightening Montana Special Election : NPR

Cannabis drug cuts seizures in children with severe epilepsy in trial | Society | The Guardian

Betsy DeVos: If parents want to discriminate against LGBT kids, they can have federal money to do it

Anthony Bourdain dined with Obama, but won't eat with Trump - AOL Food
     There are standards, after all.

Thanks, Michelle!



Team Coco


Trump Calls Putin To Discuss Israel, Orbs, & Mueller

President Trump reveals that he asked the Wailing Wall for the power of invisibility.



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Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Al Franken has an entire chapter in his book dedicated to his hatred for Ted Cruz -

We've Seen This Clinton Conspiracy Movie Before -- And It Still Stinks - national (Gene Lyons)

Here are the 66 programs eliminated in Trump's budget | TheHill

The many ways Trump has tried to intervene in the Russia investigation, in one chart - Vox

What Did The Vice President Not Know And When Did He Not Know It? - Talking Points Memo

Trey Gowdy's effort to throw cold water on Trump-Russia collusion backfires spectacularly -

Donald Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense This Week | The Nation

David Letterman Unloads: Donald Trump 'Makes Me Sick' | HuffPost

Fox didn't pressure Hannity on Rich story - POLITICO

Donald Trump's Base Is Shrinking | FiveThirtyEight

Donald Trump must be getting desperate: Does he really think thuggish Corey Lewandowski can save him? -

Obama photographer becomes Trump troller-in-chief | TheHill

Advertisers Pull Ads From Sean Hannity's Fox News Show | HuffPost

Trump Praised Philippines President Duterte For Drug War That Has Killed 9,000 People | HuffPost

Horrifying: Audio of Montana Republican Greg Gianforte assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs -



Reader Comment

Current Events

It's an "honor" to meet the Pope. It was an "honor" to be at the holocaust memorial. It would be an "honor" to meet North Korea's maniac. Bet he was honored to meet the Turkish despot. His paucity of vocabulary is so apparent and so appalling! When everything is an honor, NOTHING is an honor. Besides, a misogynistic racist, narcissist isn't interested in anyone else!

Bureaucrats never let go, and they can bury you in memos and paperwork. This is so funny:

Ethics office writes back to Trump to say Fu*k You Very Much, now get your ethics together

Contrast Lumpy & Obama--decide whether to laugh at the current president or weep that we no longer have the last:

Read the embarrassing scribbled note Donald Trump left at the Holocaust memorial in Israel

Why in the world is Melania dressed like a woman in deep mourning as she meets the Pope? No head covering for the Saudis, but a black lace mantilla for the Pope??

Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda!
As to Melania, maybe she's dressing for the job she wants.



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Big ole marine layer kept it nice and cool.

Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN 'The Great Indoors', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH 'The Amazing Race'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Oscar Isaac, Laurie Metcalf, and April Ryan.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Orlando Bloom, Zac Efron, Zach Woods, and Sigrid.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a RERUN 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls', then the FRESH 'Red Nose Day'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Jamie Foxx and Niall Horan.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Bryan Cranston, Alexandra Daddario, Jessica Seinfeld, and Matt Frazier.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Sofia Boutella, Potty Mouth, Emily V. Gordon, and Arielle Kebbel.

ABC starts the night with a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', followed by a RERUN 'American Housewife', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by another RERUN 'Modern Family", then a RERUN 'black-ish', followed by a RERUN 'Speechless'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Jada Pinkett Smith, Jon Bass, and Lil Yachty.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Supernatural', followed by another RERUN 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Beat Shazam', followed by a FRESH 'Love Connection'.

MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then a FRESH 'Cold Case Files'.

AMC offers the movie 'Tombstone', followed by the movie 'Twister', then the movie 'Ocean's Eleven'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-Daleks In Manhattan-Part 1.
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-Evolution Of The Daleks-Part 2.
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-The Lazarus Experiment
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-42
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Human Nature-Part 1.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Family Of Blood-Part 2.
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 18-Eye of the Beholder
 [9:00PM]    APOCALYPTO (2006)
 [12:00AM]    APOCALYPTO (2006)

Bravo has 'Million Dollar Listing NY', another 'Million Dollar Listing NY', followed by a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing NY', then a FRESH 'Cyrus Vs. Cyrus: Design & Conquer', 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
On a RERUN The Daily Show (from 5/8/17) is Wanda Sykes.
On a RERUN @Midnight (from 5/17/17) are Jesse Joyce, Whitney Cummings, and Gilbert Gottfried.

FX has the movie 'Jack Reacher', followed by the movie 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'.

History has 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-They Stooge to Conga
 [6:10AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-Three Little Beers
 [6:15AM]    BROCKMIRE-It All Comes Down to This
 [10:00AM]    SAFE
 [12:00PM]    JACKIE BROWN
 [3:15PM]    SAFE

Sundance  -   
 [6:05AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Manicurist
 [6:40AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Jinx
 [7:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Jailbreak
 [7:50AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-A Medal for Opie
 [8:25AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Barney and the Choir
 [9:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Guest of Honor
 [9:35AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Merchant of Mayberry
 [10:10AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Aunt Bee the Warden
 [10:45AM]    Mr. Mom
 [12:45PM]    Spies Like Us
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Forgiveness
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-The Corporate Veil
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Wedded Bliss
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Self-Defense
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Prince of Darkness
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Surrender Dorothy
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Untitled
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Narcosis
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-High & Low
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Stiff
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Vaya con Dios
 [2:00AM]    The Jerk
 [4:00AM]    Hap and Leonard-The Dive
 [5:00AM]    Hap and Leonard-Trudy    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Bridge To Terabithia', followed by the movie 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and Mastodon.

 [6:00 AM]      MGM Parade Show #29 (1955)
 [6:30 AM]      Summer Stock (1950)
 [8:30 AM]      Corvette Summer (1978)
 [10:30 AM]      Suddenly, Last Summer (1960)
 [12:30 PM]      A Summer Place (1959)
 [2:45 PM]      Summer Holiday (1948)
 [4:30 PM]      Summer Of '42 (1971)
 [6:15 PM]      In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
 [8:00 PM]      Tarantula (1955)
 [9:30 PM]      Return of the Fly (1959)
 [11:15 PM]      The Cosmic Monster (1958)    [AKA: 'The Strange World of Planet X']
 [12:45 AM]      The Wasp Woman (1960)
 [2:00 AM]      Swamp Thing (1982)
 [4:00 AM]      The Killer Shrews (1959)
 [5:15 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Bill Murray(2008)
 [5:45 AM]      Baby Face Harrington (1935)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Friday   -  05/26/17

 [7:00 AM]      The Girl In The Show (1929)
 [8:30 AM]      War Nurse (1930)
 [10:00 AM]      Men Must Fight (1933)
 [11:30 AM]      Bridal Suite (1939)
 [12:45 PM]      Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
 [2:15 PM]      The Kid From Texas (1939)
 [3:45 PM]      Dulcy (1940)
 [5:15 PM]      Washington Melodrama (1941)
 [6:45 PM]      Pierre Of The Plains (1942)
 [8:00 PM]      The Wings of Eagles (1957)
 [10:00 PM]      Sergeant York (1941)
 [12:30 AM]      Above and Beyond (1952)
 [2:45 AM]      Hell to Eternity (1960)
 [5:00 AM]      The Fighting Sullivan (1944)     [AKA: '']    (ALL TIMES EDT)

USA has a FRESH 'Inside The FBI: NY'.

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Protesters dressed as the Statue of Liberty march during a demonstration in the center of Brussels on May 24, 2017. Demonstrators marched in Brussels ahead of a visit of Donald Trump and a NATO heads of state summit which will take place on Thursday.
Photo by Peter Dejong


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HBO Project Cancelled

Jon Stewart

The former host of "The Daily Show" Jon Stewart will remain at HBO to work on future projects following the network's cancellation of a highly anticipated animation project Tuesday.

"HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short form digital animated project. We all thought the project had great potential, but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too difficult given the quick turnaround and topical nature of the material. We're excited to report that we have some future projects together, which you will be hearing about in the near future," HBO announced in a released statement.

The comedian will now continue to work on other projects with HBO, who signed him in November 2015. Additionally, Stewart has also been making guest appearances on late night television, including regular spots on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," the New York Times reported.

The cancellation of the HBO animation project due to "technical issues" comes after the project missed its initial release deadline of early 2016. HBO's programming president Casey Bloys later said in July 2016 the program would start by September or October, CNN reported.

However, he had also said it was "a big endeavor" taken on by Stewart who was looking to get content out more than once a day.

Jon Stewart


A woman visits the new exhibition 'David Bowie Is' in Barcelona, Spain, May 24, 2017. The exhibition displays 300 objects related to the late British musician such as original costumes, photographs, music videos, instruments and albums. The exhibition will be open to public on 25 May at the Design Museum.
Photo by Toni Albir


No Action For Trump-Putin Joke

Stephen Colbert

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concluded its investigations on comedian Stephen Colbert's joke about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin made during his monolog May 1, on "The Late Show." It has come to the decision that no action will be taken against the talk show host.

The joke, which was deemed homophobic by many viewers including Trump supporters, had sparked off the #Fire Colbert trend on Twitter. It did not raise a red flag when it came to upholding profanity laws of the FCC.

"Consistent with standard operating procedure, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau has reviewed the complaints and the material that was the subject of these complaints. The Bureau has concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC's rules," the FCC said in a statement Tuesday, Rolling Stone reported.

The reason why Colbert walked scot-free might be because of the factors that come into play when FCC scans Television or radio content for obscenity, indecency or profanity.

Factors in determining how FCC rules apply include the specific nature of the content, the time during which it was broadcasted and the context in which the broadcast took place," the official website of FCC stated.

Stephen Colbert


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Woman With An Opinion

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek laid into Hollywood sexism on Tuesday, saying the system treats actresses like performing monkeys and wants rid of them once they realise they are smart.

The Mexican star of "Frida" and "Desperado" lambasted the "macho" attitudes of Tinseltown, where fewer than seven percent of films are made by women.

"From the beginning I realised I wasn't being treated equally as an actress," she said during a talk at the Cannes film festival.

To many movers and shakers young actresses are playthings, she claimed.

"They say 'Get a monkey' and then the monkey talks and they say, 'Oh my God, maybe we are going to make money.' Then one day they see the monkey doing algebra and they say, 'Kill the monkey!'

Salma Hayek


Protesters dressed as the Statue of Liberty march under a US flag during a demonstration in the center of Brussels on May 24, 2017. Demonstrators marched in Brussels ahead of a visit of US President Donald Trump and a NATO heads of state summit which will take place on Thursday.
Photo by Peter Dejong


1st In Asia To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage


Taiwan constitutional court ruled in favor of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex unions. The court said current marriage laws were "in violation of both the people's freedom of marriage … and the people's right to equality," and it gave two years for legal amendments to be implemented. If Parliament does not make the change within two years, the court said same-sex couples could register to marry regardless, based on its interpretation.

Sexual orientation is an immutable characteristic that is resistant to change. … Furthermore, the freedom of marriage for two persons of the same sex, once legally recognised, will constitute the collective basis, together with opposite-sex marriage, for a stable society.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists had harbored high hopes their years of campaigning for same-sex marriage would win the court's backing. Taiwan, which China regards as a renegade province, is internationally known as a beacon of liberalism in a region where socially conservative attitudes largely hold sway. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party that swept national elections in the self-ruled island last year supported the change. Conservative groups, however, have staged mass protests against any change in the law. Supporters from both camps had gathered in central Taipei to await the decision, with hundreds of pro-gay marriage campaigners flying rainbow flags outside Parliament.



Digby's Hullabaloo


Women Have More Than Men

College Debt

Women have long eclipsed men in terms of college enrollment, and they're doing the same when it comes to student debt - except on a much larger scale, as they carry more student debt than men and take longer to pay it off.

While women accounted for 57 percent of enrollees in the fall of 2016, according to the most recent data from the Department of Education, they held close to two-thirds of the $1.34 trillion in outstanding student debt in the U.S., according to a report released Wednesday by the non-profit American Association of University Women. (That estimate comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and is slightly lower than the oft-cited $1.44 trillion statistic from the St. Louis Fed.)

The amount men still owed in bachelor's degree tuition upon graduation trailed that of female grads by between about $1,000 and just over $2,000 between 2004 and 2012, as debt levels upon graduation grew steadily for both genders over that time span, the report found. By 2012, for example, women graduated with, on average, $20,907 in unpaid student loans, compared to men's $19,454.

The pattern generally persisted when the AAUW detailed the gender split of average annual loans by degree earned, with female academic doctorate candidates taking on $1,949 more in student loans than men; female master's degree seekers taking on $1,534 more; female bachelor's students taking on $608 more and women pursuing associate or certificate degrees taking on $431 more than their male counterparts. The trend came to a halt with professional doctorate degrees, for which men took on $4,126 more in loans.

The disparity also worsened over time. Three years after their commencement ceremonies, female graduates from the class of 2009 paid off 7 percent less debt than male graduates of the same year, the report found. The annual student debt payoff rate for women was 10 percent, compared to men's 13 percent.

College Debt


Service members stand on the deck of the USS Kearsarge as it docks on the west side of Manhattan in New York as seen from Weehawken, N.J., May 24, 2017. New York's Fleet Week kicked off with a parade of ships up the Hudson River; the public will have a chance to interact with service members and see military demonstrations through Tuesday, May 30, 2017, when the ships leave the New York area.
Photo by Seth Wenig


Climate Change Denial Guru

'Impending Disaster'

Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) administration is facing "impending disaster" because of its failure to ditch policies designed to reduce global warming, according to a former aide who is a leading climate science denier.

Myron Ebell was in charge of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the transition from Barack Obama's presidency to Mr Trump's and was important enough to be granted a visit to Downing Street after Republican billionaire took office.

He used the trip to trumpet the "benefits of higher carbon dioxide levels and of [global] warming", saying they were "completely minimised by the alarmist community" - meaning virtually all scientists.

He also confidently told reporters that the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

However Mr Trump has repeatedly delayed making a decision on Paris with leading figures in his administration, such as Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State and former oil industry mogul Rex Tillerson and his influential daughter, Ivanka Trump, all in favour of remaining a signatory.

'Impending Disaster'


Formed New Firm


Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Weasel), whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.

Chaffetz, a five-term Republican, said he doesn't feel compelled to talk about what he may do after leaving Congress next month.

But he told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the business - Strawberry C - may become a reincarnation of his former public relations and marketing firm.

He declined to address rumors that he was joining the Fox News Channel after acknowledging last week that he has "started the process to talk to certain organizations."

Chaffetz, known for his hard-charging investigations of Hillary Clinton and her handling of emails, announced on April 19 that he would not seek re-election then followed up last week by saying he was leaving early, with his last day in Congress on June 30.



A Nepalese man walks on the street seen through drinking water pipes piled at the road side in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 24, 2017. Nepal's government is replacing all underground water pipe lines in Kathmandu which is expecting to end the acute water crisis in Kathmandu.
Photo by Narendra Shrestha


It's Called Karma


A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday.

Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe.

He was leading a group of hunters on state-owned land in the Gwayi region when they disturbed a breeding herd and were charged by four female elephants.

One elephant lifted Botha up with her trunk, and a fellow hunter shot the animal dead, the News24 website said.

As the elephant collapsed, it crushed Botha, giving him fatal injuries.



Cowboy Democrat Looks For Anti-Trump Election Win


Can a guitar-strumming cowboy poet strike the first blow at the polls against Donald Trump (R-Crooked)? Democrat Rob Quist reckons he can do just that, in Thursday's closely-watched special congressional election in Montana.

Quist croons at campaign rallies and writes poems for supporters. And as a first-time candidate for public office, the 69-year-old is running an unexpectedly tight race against a Republican businessman in Big Sky country.

The lead once enjoyed by Republican contender Greg Gianforte (R-Bully) "has diminished in polling so much that it's miniscule," Jeremy Johnson, an associate professor of political science at Carroll College in the state capital Helena, told AFP.

It is the latest example of a congressional race in a traditional Republican stronghold that is far closer than expected, and will be key to determining whether rural voters, who helped send Trump to the White House, are sticking with him.

Trump carried Montana by 20 points; Thursday's vote, for the western state's sole seat in the House of Representatives, will be a nail-biter.




In Memory

Lisa Spoonauer

"Clerks" actress Lisa Spoonauer died on Saturday at age 44 at her home in Jackson Township, New Jersey. The report of her death was made public Tuesday but her cause of death has not been revealed.

According to an obituary posted on the Hassler Funeral Home's website, Spoonauer is survived by her husband Tom Caron, daughter Mia Spoonauer, stepson Tyler Caron, her mother Dolores Spoonauer, twin brothers Michael and Mark Spoonauer as well as her grandfather Frank Figurelli.

Spoonauer's funeral will take place Saturday and her family invited her close friends for a visit Friday.

Spoonauer, who had a brief acting career, was discovered by Kevin Smith when he was casting for the movie "Clerks" in the early 1990s. Smith wrote a heart-warming message Tuesday on his Instagram account, remembering Spoonauer.

Lisa Spoonauer



Red autumn leaves dominate the color of a tree in the church yard of the small village of Nottingham Road, South Africa, May 24, 2017. The leaves are falling from trees as the colder weather of winter approaches on the southern hemisphere.
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