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17 August, 2017

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Josh Marshall: The House Is On Fire - Accepting the Truth of the Trump Revolution (TPM)
Trump's repeated expressions of sympathy for racist activists, refusals to denounce racist activists, coddling and appointments of racist activists can only really mean one thing: that he instinctively sympathizes with them and indeed is one. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 80 million times, I need to seriously consider what the fuck is wrong with me.

Hayley Miller: Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Has Meltdown After Trump Condemns White Supremacists In Charlottesville (HuffPost, MSN)
Minutes after Trump's speech, Duke lashed out in a series of tweets, claiming the president had been manipulated by the media.

Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequence (The Onion)
SOMERSET, NJ-In what local authorities are calling a "near tragedy," Charles Wentworth, a 17-year-old Rutgers Preparatory senior and member of the affluent Wentworth family, came perilously close to suffering a consequence resulting from his own wrongdoing Saturday.

10 Two-Sentence Horror Stories That'll Give You The Chills (College Humor)
Two-Sentence Horror Stories is a great subreddit featuring bite sized scares. We like to check in on it every now and then for a good spook. Have a look at some of our most recent favorites and try not to shit your pants.

Kat Eschner: The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads (Smithsonian)
Before the first disposable sanitary napkin hit the mass market, periods were thought of in a much different way.

Gary Abernathy: "Elvis's death was a perfect example: The media doesn't understand Middle America" (Washington Post)
In 1977, before cable news or the Internet, the nightly news broadcasts of CBS, NBC and ABC were at their zenith. Newspapers were enjoying their most prosperous years. But in newsrooms across America, and particularly in the media mecca of New York, Presley was barely on the radar. If they regarded him at all, it was as a 1950s icon.

Charles Hughes: The man who brought down racial barriers through music (Washington Post)
Throughout his life, Sam Phillips, who founded Sun Records and launched the careers of artists such as Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, claimed that the music recorded in his small Memphis studio was more than just a crucial addition to the world's soundtrack. He believed that those records helped the United States become a freer and more equal place.

Gary Abernathy: The media's martyr complex is embarrassing (Washington Post)
Unfortunately, when President Trump accuses the mainstream media of being "fake news," too often the journalists being targeted don't ignore it or merely address it internally. Instead, they react with public outrage, their popping veins nearly bursting through their thin skins.

Mark Morford (Emeritus Professor): White supremacists' rally insult to university (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia, founded in 1819, was chosen as the site of the white supremacists' rally as an insult to his memory and to the concept of a truly liberal education for the citizens of the new republic.

Garrison Keillor: Don't Take Lunacy Too Seriously (Washington Post)
It is more than sad that we have a president whom lunatics look up to as a hero.

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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question of the Day

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This American model, actress and singer was born Barbara Lynn Klein. By what name is she more famously known?

       Barbi Benton                                                      Source

Barbi Benton (born Barbara Lynn Klein; January 28, 1950) is an American model, actress and singer. She is known for appearing in the magazine Playboy, as a four-season regular on the comedy series Hee Haw and for recording several modestly successful albums in the 1970s. Since the 1980s, she has been semi-retired from show business to raise her children.

At the age of 16, she began to model. Following high school, she attended UCLA, and at age 18 took a job with Playboy to appear on their entertainment show Playboy After Dark. Her role was as co-host and beautiful companion to the show's director of entertainment, Hugh Hefner. After recording two sessions, Hefner asked the young co-ed for a date. Upon being asked, she reports demurring to the then-42-year-old Hefner: "I don't know, I've never dated anyone over 24 before." To which Hefner replied, "That's all right, neither have I." The two began a relationship that lasted several years, and placed Benton in the center of the Playboy enterprise. Hefner convinced her to change her name from Barbara Klein to the more marketable Barbi Benton.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Barbara Lynn Klein became famous as Barbi Benton.

Randall wrote:
   The extremely good-looking Barbi Benton

Alan J said:
   Barbi Benton.

mj replied:
   Hef's main squeeze
  Barbi Benton.

Adam answered:
   Barbi Benton

Deborah responded:
   That would be Barbi Benton, a name I haven't thought of in literally decades.
  Raising a puppy is exhausting. We've had him just over 6 weeks. Sure, he's cute, when he isn't being a PITA. But those other times…
  I haven't run the a/c the last 2 days, as it's been that cool. I can live with that.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Barbi Benton

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Barbi Benton."

Gene replied:
   Barbi Benton

Billy in Cypress said:
   Barbie Benton, the dollish plaything of old men.

zorch responded:
   Barbi Benton.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
   Barbie Benton…One of Hefner's Babes…Hot then and still lovely today

Joe S     wrote:
   Barbi Benton, who knew? I had no idea she was a singer, or an actress. This is all I know about Barbi Benton.

(I'm sure you'll have to crop that.)

Yes, I cropped it - also cropped one of Dale's. But if you click on the images....m.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Michelle in AZ

Why is the US still fighting the civil war? | World news | The Guardian

End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers | Technology | The Guardian

No, Mr Trump, we're not the same as the neo-Nazis | Emily Gorcenski | Opinion | The Guardian

NYT: "There is no such thing as the 'alt-left.'"

6am ...Trump tries to crater Amazon stock

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

In a vicious attack Ana Navarro goes over Jan Brewer speaks direct to Trump and pulls no punches

There is no such thing as a 'fine person' who goes along with racism and hate

President Trump's Manufacturing Council: Look Not at Those Who Quit, but at Those Who Remain

GOP chairmen resist hearings on white supremacy - POLITICO

BBC - Culture - Ten films to watch to prepare for the apocalypse

Virginia rally victim's message 'magnified,' mother tells memorial - AOL News

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects : The Two-Way : NPR

How Doctors Deal With Hate, Racism And Their Own Biases : Shots - Health News : NPR

The Guardian view on Donald Trump: beyond the moral pale | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

'Changing history'? No - 32 Confederate monuments dedicated in past 17 years | US news | The Guardian

Why James Bond couldn't afford to lose Daniel Craig, a true Hollywood heavyweight | Film | The Guardian

Johnny Cash's family tells white supremacists to get Johnny's name out their mouth

Paypal officially bans accounts for racist sites after being used to fund Charlottesville 'rally'

Twitter has begun shutting down white supremacist accounts

Thanks, Michelle!



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Current Events

I keep saying--Borowitz is supposed to write satire, not report true news!

Americans demand that offensive symbol of racism be removed from public property

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-A growing chorus of Americans is demanding that an offensive symbol of racism be removed from public property.

Creating outrage since it was first installed at a historic landmark in January, the symbol, a figure of a man standing six feet two and weighing approximately two hundred and fifty pounds, has emerged as one of the most despised objects in the country.

Now, less than seven months after the figure's installation, calls for its removal have spread from home to abroad, with many of the nation's allies wondering what possessed Americans to put such an odious figure in such a visible position.

Americans Demand That Offensive Symbol of Racism Be Removed from Public Property | The New Yorker

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Trump's Long History of Racism - Rolling Stone

Arnold Schwarzenegger Donates $100,000 To Anti-Hate Group After Charlottesville Violence | HuffPost

The White House Talking Points on Charlottesville - The Atlantic

WH sends GOP talking points saying Trump 'entirely correct' on Charlottesville | TheHill

Carl Bernstein wants press to probe secret anti-Trump sentiment in GOP | TheHill

This Is What Happens When You Let Trump Be Trump - POLITICO Magazine

Watch the Vice Documentary on the Charlottesville White Supremacy Rally | Esquire

'Unite The Right' Rally Had Nothing To Do With Statues | National Memo (Gene Lyons)

CEO advisory council disbands after Trump white supremacist comments. | Slate

The Real Story Behind All Those Confederate Statues - Mother Jones

Jimmy Kimmel Offers Trump Voters A Way Out Of This Mess | HuffPost

White House Names Hope Hicks as Interim Comms Director - The Daily Beast

Fox's Shep Smith: We couldn't find a Republican willing to come on and defend Trump | TheHill

Millions Willing to Work for Mueller for Free If That Would Speed Things Up | The New Yorker

Trump, the far right and the "fine people" of Charlottesville: Is our president a Nazi sympathizer? -

The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms - The Atlantic

A forgotten Confederate monument in Hollywood was removed in the middle of the night | The Week

Donald Trump's Remaining Fans: Haters and Losers | The Daily Beast

Dear Ivanka: It's Time To Decide Which Side Of History You're Going To Stand On | HuffPost

PayPal Shuts Down Access For Richard Spencer, Other Right-Wing Extremists | HuffPost



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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

Not a butterfly to be seen. Seems the season is over.

Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN 'Kevin Can Wait', then a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by a FRESH 'Zoo'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are John Dickerson, Michael Rapaport, and Grizzly Bear.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ray Romano, and Billy Idol.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Wall', followed by a FRESH 'SNL Weekend Update Summer Edition', then a RERUN 'Great News', followed by a FRESH 'The Night Shift'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Rami Malek, Kathryn Hahn, and Meek Mill featuring The-Dream.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Michael Moore, Carrie Coon, and Roy Mayorga.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/4/17) are Damon Lindelof, Agnes Obel, and a segment about the podcast "Missing Richard Simmons".

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Boy Band', followed by a FRESH 'Battle Of The Network Stars', then a FRESH 'The Gong Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Salma Hayek, Jay Ellis, Bearstronaut, and George Thorogood.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by a FRESH 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.

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 3 hours of old 'The First 48', and 'The Murder Of Laci Peterson'.

AMC offers the movie 'The Da Vinci Code', followed by the movie 'Pulp Fiction'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Rise Of The Cybermen-Part 1.
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Age Of Steel-Part 2.
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-The Idiot's Lantern
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-The Impossible Planet-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Satan Pit-Part 2.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Love & Monsters
 [12:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-Ecuador
 [2:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Namibia (Part 1)
 [3:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Zambia (Part 2)
 [4:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Panama (Part 1)
 [5:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Jungle (Part 2)
 [6:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Patagonia (Part 1)
 [7:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Andes Adventure (Part 2)
 [8:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Belize
 [9:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-China
 [10:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 3-Vietnam
 [11:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Panama (Part 1)
 [12:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Jungle (Part 2)
 [1:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Patagonia (Part 1)
 [2:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Andes Adventure (Part 2)
 [3:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-Ecuador
 [5:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-China    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Flipping Out', another 'Flipping Out', followed by a FRESH 'Flipping Out', then a FRESH 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce', 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'.
The Daily Show is pre-empted.

FX has the movie 'Iron Man 3', followed by the movie 'Furious 7'.

History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Pawn Stars: Pumped Up', then a FRESH 'Alone', followed by another FRESH 'Alone'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-Last Year You Weren't 40
 [6:30AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-We've Lost Communication
 [7:00AM]    ROGUE
 [9:00AM]    ROBOCOP 2
 [11:30AM]    ROBOCOP 3
 [6:00PM]    FIRST BLOOD
 [10:15PM]    RAMBO III
 [12:30AM]    FIRST BLOOD
 [4:45AM]    PORTLANDIA-Carrie Dates a Hunk
 [5:15AM]    PORTLANDIA-The Storytellers
 [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Randall Park    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Opie Loves Helen
 [7:05AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Barney's Physical
 [7:40AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Family Visit
 [8:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Education of Ernest T. Bass
 [8:50AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Aunt Bee's Romance
 [9:25AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Barney's Bloodhound
 [10:00AM]    My Girl
 [12:30PM]    The Blue Lagoon
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Subterranean Homeboy Blues
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-The Reaper's Helper
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Happily Ever After
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-By Hooker, by Crook
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Juvenile
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Tabula Rasa
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Empire
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Ambitious
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Admissions
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Gunshow
 [2:00AM]    Overboard
 [4:30AM]    Your Sister's Sister    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Legion', followed by the movie 'Blade Runner', then the movie 'Blade Runner', again.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Fred Savage, Nikki Glaser, and Pokey LaFarge.

TCM spends 24 hours with Rosalind Russell
 [6:00 AM]      Craig's Wife (1936)
 [7:30 AM]      Trouble for Two (1936)
 [9:15 AM]      The Women (1939)
 [11:30 AM]      No Time for Comedy (1940)
 [1:30 PM]      They Met In Bombay (1941)
 [3:30 PM]      Sister Kenny (1946)
 [5:30 PM]      Auntie Mame (1958)
 [8:00 PM]      What a Woman! (1943)
 [10:00 PM]      My Sister Eileen (1942)
 [12:00 AM]      His Girl Friday (1940)
 [2:00 AM]      The Feminine Touch (1941)
 [4:00 AM]      Rendezvous (1935)

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TCM spends 24 hours with Rod Taylor
 [6:00 AM]      36 Hours (1964)
 [8:00 AM]      The Liquidator (1966)
 [10:00 AM]      The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
 [12:00 PM]      The Time Machine (1960)
 [2:00 PM]      Seven Seas to Calais (1962)
 [3:45 PM]      Hotel (1967)
 [6:00 PM]      Sunday in New York (1963)
 [8:00 PM]      The Birds (1963)
 [10:15 PM]      Dark of the Sun (1968)
 [12:15 AM]      The Man Who Had Power Over Women (1970)
 [2:00 AM]      Young Cassidy (1965)
 [4:00 AM]      The Deadly Trackers (1973)

USA has a FRESH 'Queen Of The South'.

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A photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally, sits on the ground at a memorial the day her life was celebrated at the Paramount Theater, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.
Photo by Evan Vucci


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Outside Trump Tower

Protest Vigil

Filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Mark Ruffalo led a vigil near Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday night in memory of Heather Heyer, the woman killed on Saturday during the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Moore took the extraordinary step of chartering buses to bring members of the audience for his one-man Broadway show "The Terms of My Surrender" at the Belasco Theater a few blocks to the Trump Tower area on Fifth Avenue for the vigil. Ruffalo was a special guest at Moore's performance on Tuesday night.

Moore and Ruffalo expressed outrage at Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) comments on Tuesday at a news conference in which he spread some of the blame for Saturday's horrifying display of bigotry and violence to what he called "alt-left" activists in addition to the rally organizers.

Olivia Wilde, currently appearing on Broadway in "1984," and actress-writer Zoe Kazan were also among the familiar faces at the rally.

"I want him to hear us," Ruffalo said. "I want him to know that an American killed on an American soil by a Nazi is not acceptable."

Protest Vigil


A bystander takes a picture of the monument dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland after it was taken down early Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Baltimore. Local news outlets reported that workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Virginia turned deadly.
Photo by Jerry Jackson


Study Explores How To Talk To

Climate Change Deniers

There are many people who don't believe in climate change -- starting with Donald Trump (R-Crooked) and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt (R-Profiteer) -- and it seems like climate change deniers and believers won't ever understand each other.

Those who don't believe in climate change are often portrayed as being out of touch, ignorant or as someone that cannot comprehend science facts. However, Jacob Lipsman, a doctoral student in Sociology at the University of Kansas, found there might be a way to approach those who deny climate change, and talk about the issue even if they don't want to accept the problem.

The study comes as Trump and other Republicans continuously deny climate change. Trump previously said global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese, and promised to bring the coal industry back throughout his campaign.

Lipsman has been looking into the economic, social or cultural influences that could play a part in why people don't want to accept climate change. It's worth noting that those who tend to deny climate change depend on certain industries for jobs, which has an impact on how they feel about the issue.

Through his research, Lipsman found that climate change denial is not because of lack of information or whether someone fails to understand scientific facts, but how the issues is communicated, especially through empathy and local issues.

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Push Back


Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a one-time Republican no longer affiliated with a party, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R-Napoleon Complex) this week asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration's more hands-off enforcement approach to states that have legalized the drug still banned at the federal level.

It comes after Sessions sent responses recently to the governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, who asked him to allow the pot experiments to continue in the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana. Sessions detailed concerns he had with how effective state regulatory efforts have been or will be.

Washington state also responded to Sessions this week. Gov. Jay Inslee said the attorney general made claims about the situation in Washington that are "outdated, incorrect, or based on incomplete information."

Since taking office, Sessions has promised to reconsider pot policy, providing a level of uncertainty for states that have legalized the drug. A task force assembled by Sessions encouraged continued study of whether to change or rescind the approach taken under former President Barack Obama.



Artist Sam Welty creates a chalk mural of Heather Heyer during her memorial service, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.
Photo by Julia Rendleman


Forbes' Highest-Paid Actress

Emma Stone

Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses.

Stone, 28, who won best actress for her role as a struggling actress in "La La Land," made $26 million in pre-tax earnings, according to Forbes' calculations over a 12-month period from June 2016 to June 2017.

She outpaced Jennifer Aniston, 48, who came in at No. 2 this year with earnings of $25.5 million, with residual income still coming in from the television sitcom "Friends" and endorsement deals with brands such as SmartWater and Emirates Airline .

Lawrence, 27, who topped the Forbes list for two consecutive years, dropped to No. 3 this year with earnings of $24 million, almost half of her prior year's earnings of $46 million.

Forbes said the cumulative total earned by the world's top ten highest-paid actresses - $172.5 million - was down 16 percent from the previous year.

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Blames the Media, Not Nazis

Fox Rupert News

Fox News has been searching for something-anything-that would allow it to deflect the violent Unite the Right rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted Saturday afternoon. By Monday morning, it appeared the network had found the group to point its collective finger at for the continued racism, violence and polarization in America: not the Nazis, the KKK, white supremacists or the "alt-right," but the mainstream media.

As graphic images of white men carrying tiki torches and attacking counterprotesters flooded timelines across the nation, hosts of the right-wing morning talk show Fox & Friends blamed the left and the media for wanting to "run with their narrative" about the latest developments.

Fox News hosts Abby Huntsman and Pete Hegseth slammed news outlets for their coverage of Donald Trump's (R-Appalling) statement on the rally, in which he failed to directly condemn white supremacists and the alt-right movement, instead stating that hate had come "from all sides."

"It seems like an open door now for them to run with their narrative, when the president didn't come out and call it for what it was," Huntsman said Monday morning. "In their minds, and a lot of them, they say this can, we can associate the president with these groups, and that fits a lot of the narrative on the left, a lot of the media, and that is very problematic for, for, society."

"Look for the press to keep pressing him no matter what," Hegseth quipped. "In their mind, nothing is ever good enough."

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Birmingham city workers use plywood panels to cover the Confederate Monument in Linn Park, in Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 15, 2017, on orders from Mayor William Bell.
Photo by Joe Songer


Issue Joint Statement


Two former US presidents have issued a strong statement condemning the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - one day after President Donald Trump (R-Nazi Sympathizer) failed to do so.

Former President George HW Bush and his son, former resident George W Bush, issued a joint statement calling on Americans to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms".

"As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city's most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights," the prominent Republicans wrote.

Two other former presidents had already offered their comments over the weekend. Bill Clinton tweeted on Saturday that the US "must condemn hatred, violence and white supremacy".

Mr Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, expressed his thoughts via a quote from Nelson Mandela, in what quickly became the most-liked tweet of all time.



Mayors Pander To Black Citizens


Confederate statues are being taken down in some cities after violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists rallied against the planned removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Philanderer), told Fox News host Martha MacCallum Monday that the efforts of the left are taking a "destructive" turn, as he cited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's contention that eliminating Confederate symbols sanitizes history.

Then he got downright offensive."I think the point is we ought to be a country focusing on the future, not a country frothing at the mouth about the past," the author of "Understanding Trump" said in an exchange reported by Media Matters. "And it tells you something about the intellectual collapse of the left ? that all they have is this kind of rabid behavior. And of course, mayors in towns that are largely black are going to pander to their audience. They are going to go out and prove they are popular by doing something that meets the current demagogic needs."

That's apparently "every thing that the founding fathers worried about," according to Gingrich.



Judge Suspended


A Georgia judge has been suspended for making online comments that called critics of Confederate monuments in the South "snowflakes" and "nut cases."

Judge Jim Hinkle was suspended Tuesday from his post as a Gwinnett County Magistrate Court. Judge Kristina Hammer Blum, the metro-Atlanta court's chief judge, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Hinkle would remain off the bench "while I consider the appropriate final action."

A Marine Corps veteran and former mayor of the city of Grayson, Hinkle wrote about the controversy on his Facebook page Saturday.

"It looks like all of the snowflakes have no concept of history," Hinkle wrote. "It is what it is. Get over it and move on."

The judge followed up with a post Tuesday that criticized "the nut cases tearing down monuments."



Charlottesville, Va. Police officers stand outside the Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 16, 2017, before a memorial service for Heather Heyer.
Photo by Evan Vucci


Israel Builds Underground Wall


Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group.

Cranes and work crews are digging holes and installing sensors and other equipment for a structure that is expected to stretch along the entire 60-kilometer (40-mile) border when it is complete.

Gadi Yarkoni, head of the local Eshkol regional council, said the project is a key reason that the area has enjoyed a surge in growth and attracted young families since a devastating war with Hamas three years ago.

Israeli defense officials have said little about the new barrier project or how much has been completed. At one construction zone, a sign said "military zone - no passage," and Associated Press reporters could not approach as cranes and bulldozers were at work.



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It's one of the most famous, or should we say infamous, vehicles in history. It captured the attention of millions of people for one insane day back in June of 1994. I'm talking about a certain fifth-generation Ford Bronco that was finished in bright white paint. It's the O.J. Bronco, and it just appeared on the show "Pawn Stars."

There were actually two Broncos associated with O.J. Simpson. One was owned by Simpson himself, and that one was where police found traces of blood. The second Bronco was the white one that Al Cowlings used to drive O.J. on that dramatic slow-speed highway chase. It's the second Bronco that is so famous and that found its way onto TV once again.

Now Gilbert is ready to part with the Bronco and he wants to see if the "Pawn Stars" will pony up his asking price. Gilbert appeared on the latest episode of the show with the Bronco and had a tidy little asking price of $1.3 million. That price, along with the infamous history of the truck, were enough for the shop owners to pass.

So that leaves the O.J. Bronco still on the market and on display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Gilbert may have created some clever marketing by appearing on "Pawn Stars." Were he to take it to an auction like any of the several at this week's Monterey Car Week, he could probably get his asking price or possibly more.

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It was a strange moment of triumph against racism: The gun-slinging white supremacist Craig Cobb, dressed up for daytime TV in a dark suit and red tie, hearing that his DNA testing revealed his ancestry to be only "86% European, and … 14% Sub-Saharan African."

The studio audience whooped and laughed and cheered. And Cobb - who was, in 2013, charged with terrorizing people while trying to create an all-white enclave in North Dakota - reacted like a sore loser in the schoolyard.

"Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold on, just wait a minute," he said, trying to put on an all-knowing smile. "This is called statistical noise."

Then, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, he took to the white nationalist website Stormfront to dispute those results. That's not uncommon: With the rise of spit-in-a-cup genetic testing, there's a trend of white nationalists using these services to prove their racial identity, and then using online forums to discuss the results.

But like Cobb, many are disappointed to find out that their ancestry is not as "white" as they'd hoped. In a new study, sociologists Aaron Panofsky and Joan Donovan examined years' worth of posts on Stormfront to see how members dealt with the news.

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