Mark Morford: America, humiliated (SF Gate) Old message: Fight for the rights of women and children for your entire career, advocate for multiple worthy causes, help millions through foundations, charities, nonprofits, champion all manner of progressive ideas and projects for more than 30 years, and you can become president.
New message: Openly mock and demean women, blacks, Islam, immigrants, Jews, integrity, kindness. Scam and con everyone, do not pay your workers, grope females in the crotch and call them fat pigs, and you can become president.
A thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing. Usually, thimbles with a closed top are used by dressmakers but special thimbles with an opening at the end are used by tailors as this allows them to manipulate the cloth more easily. Finger guards differ from tailors' thimbles in that they often have a top but are open on one side. Some finger guards are little more than a finger shield attached to a ring to maintain the guard in place. The Old English word þ?mel, the ancestor of thimble, is derived from Old English þ?ma, the ancestor of our word thumb.
During the First World War, silver thimbles were collected from "those who had nothing to give" by the British government and melted down to buy hospital equipment. In the 1930s and 1940s glass-topped thimbles were used for advertising. Leaving a sandalwood thimble in a fabric store was a common practice for keeping moths away.Thimbles have also been used as love-tokens and to commemorate important events. People who collect thimbles are known as digitabulists.
Listening to MSNBC. Alternating Trump blowhards and Democrats lying between their teeth. Such a powerful reminder of why I despise politics; why I couldn't wait to retire and put more distance between myself and all the liars jockeying for power and position.
Firmly convinced the Orange Idiot will do well and prosper (personally & business-wise)--prosper being, of course, the most important concept for him. As we've proved before (Moron), you can put a CHIMP in the chair & all the sycophants around him will do enough that the job gets done--perhaps not well, but good enough for the idiot voters in this country.
Just call me Pontius from now on. I wash my hands of all of them AND their disgusting process. Totally depressed and despondent.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
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 FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'The Great Indoors', then a FRESH'Mom', followed by a FRESH'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH'Pure Genius'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Amy Adams, Simone Biles, and Jeff "The Bear Man" Watson.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Chastain, and Iliza Shlesinger.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'Thursday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon, and Miranda Lambert.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Rebecca Romijn, Michael Che, and Atom Willard.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Explosions in the Sky, and Matty Matheson.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH'Notorious', then a FRESH'How To Get Away With Murder'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Billy Crystal and Jeezy featuring French Montana.
The CW offers a FRESH'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow', followed by a FRESH'Supernatural'.
Faux has a FRESH'Rosewood', followed by a FRESH'Pitch'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH'Harry'.
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 'Batman Begins', followed by the movie 'The Matrix'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 15-Lower Decks
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 16-Thine Own Self
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 17-Masks
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Love & Monsters
[10:00AM] RED DRAGON (2002)
[12:30PM] THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
[3:00PM] RED DRAGON (2002)
[5:30PM] THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
[8:00PM] UNDERCOVER - SEASON 1 - Episode 4
[9:00PM] UNDERCOVER - SEASON 1 - Episode 5
[10:00PM] UNDERCOVER - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Episode 6
[11:00PM] THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)
[1:30AM] THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 3-Ensign Ro
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-Silicon Avatar (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Million Dollar Listing LA', another 'Million Dollar Listing LA', followed by a FRESH'Million Dollar Listing LA', then a FRESH'Yours, Mine Or Ours', followed by a FRESH'Yours, Mine Or Ours', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is George Packer.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Bridget Everett, Justin Martindale, and Willam Belli.
FX has the movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', followed by the movie 'the Heat', then the movie 'The Heat', again.
History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars: Supercharged', another 'Counting Cars'.
[6:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Pardon My Clutch
[6:25AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Punch Drunks
[6:50AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Rhythm & Weep
[7:15AM] FIRST BLOOD
[9:15AM] MYSTIC RIVER
[12:15PM] FIRST BLOOD
[2:15PM] DIE HARD
[5:15PM] DIE HARD 2
[8:00PM] DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
[10:45PM] TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
[1:45AM] TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
[4:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Ben Folds Wears a Black Button Down and Jeans
[5:15AM] DIE HARD (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:05AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-He's All Yours
[6:40AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid
[7:15AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Howard's Girl
[7:50AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Party Is Such Sweet Sorrow
[8:25AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Just a Lunch
[9:00AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Second Story Story
[9:35AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-We Closed in Minneapolis
[10:10AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Hi!
[10:45AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner
[11:20AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-A Friend in Deed
[11:55AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Smokey the Bear Wants You
[12:30PM] The Pursuit of Happyness
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Confession
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Wages of Love
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Aria
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Asylum
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Black Tie
[8:00PM] Law & Order-D-Girl
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Turnaround
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Showtime
[10:59PM] Law & Order-Past Imperfect
[11:58PM] Law & Order
[12:57AM] Law & Order-Thrill
[1:56AM] Rectify-Go Ask Roger
[5:57AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Horse Trader (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Oculus', followed by the movie 'Annabelle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Norm Macdonald, Rob Schneider, and clipping.
Art historian and Van Gogh specialist Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov poses with the book " Vincent Van Gogh The lost Arles Sketchbook", during a press conference held in Paris, France, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Art experts are disagreeing as to whether a book of previously unpublished drawings reported to be by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh is authentic or fake.
Photo by Christophe Ena
Samantha Bee will be on hand to needle the nascent presidency of Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) throughout 2017. Time Warner's TBS said Wednesday that it picked up her scathing comedy program, "Full Frontal," for a second season, which will start next year. The show will move to Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m., moving from its present roost on Mondays at the same time.
"Of course we're picking up the show," said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS, in a prepared statement. "In less than a year, Sam has become one of the most talked-about personalities in all of television and 'Full Frontal's' audience continues to grow."
The decision speaks to the rise of comedy programs that have a serious purpose at their core: Analyzing and investigating the news. Bee, John Oliver and Bill Maher have all thrived with programs that dig deep into hot political and cultural topics. Seth Meyers, host of NBC's "Late Night," has seen attention to his program grow after adopting a newsier bent for his opening segments. And Comedy Central is continuing to burnish Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show" as a voice for millennials who want to poke at politics and national issues with comedy.
"Full Frontal' currently reaches an average of 3.3 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms, according to TBS, which noted the show's reach among adults between 18 and 49, the demographic coveted most by advertisers, had risen 37% for the quarter to date.
Music legend Bruce Springsteen, basketball star Michael Jordan and actor Robert De Niro are among 21 people who will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House said Wednesday.
The list loaded with entertainers and celebrities also includes comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, actors Tom Hanks and Robert Redford, stage performer Cicely Tyson and cultural icon Diana Ross, known for her more than half-a-century career in music, film, television, theater and fashion.
Broadcaster Vin Scully, who was the voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams for 67 years, will receive the top award, along with basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer and an ardent social justice advocate.
Other honorees include leading architect Frank Gehry and artist Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
Obama will also recognize physicist Richard Garwin and mathematician Margaret Hamilton, who led the team that created on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo missions.
The late Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Tribal community leader and "advocate for Native American self-determination and financial independence," will receive the award posthumously, as will Grace Hopper, known as "the first lady of software" for her coding innovations.
The record label for Prince has sued rap star Jay Z's entertainment company for copyright infringement, saying it illegally offered the late musician's songs on its music streaming service, according to court records.
The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court in Minnesota on Tuesday by NPG Records, claims Jay Z's Roc Nation illegally offered such Prince hits as "If I Was Your Girlfriend" and "1999" on its subscription-based streaming service, Tidal.
"Roc Nation, through its Tidal service, is exploiting many copyrighted Prince works," according to the lawsuit.
While Tidal was authorized to offer some Prince songs to its customers, the service expanded the number around the time of the musician's death on June 7 without approval from the Prince estate trust, it claims.
U.S. officials cancelled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that's considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.
The cancellation was aimed at preserving the Badger-Two Medicine area, a largely-undeveloped, 130,000-acre wilderness that is the site of the creation story for members of Montana's Blackfeet Nation and the Blackfoot tribes of Canada.
"It should not have been leased to begin with," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in announcing the cancellations at her agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. "This sets the right tone for how business should be done in the future."
The move comes amid sometimes-violent protests over an oil pipeline being built in North Dakota near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The Obama administration has been criticized by some American Indians over its handling of the matter, and federal officials have sought to reduce tensions by saying they would consider re-routing the pipeline.
Jewell said the leasing and pipeline disputes bear similarities: In both cases, she said, federal officials made decisions without sufficient input from tribal members who had cultural concerns.
President Barack Obama is running out of time to fulfill his longstanding promise to shutter the prison at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sixty inmates remain in the facility and only a third are cleared for release.
If Obama can't close it, his successor likely won't. Donald Trump has not only pledged to keep Guantanamo open, in April he said that "we're gonna load it up with some bad dudes, believe me. We're gonna load it up."
He told The Miami Herald in an interview that month that he would support trying U.S. citizens accused of terrorism at the base, though that would require Congress to change federal law and would likely face constitutional challenges.
Opened in 2002 as a makeshift camp to hold men captured in the early fight against al-Qaida, Guantanamo has become a symbol of the strong-handed U.S. response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Its advocates say it keeps dangerous terrorists locked up. Opponents say it violates basic human rights, with prisoners held indefinitely without charges. Obama has said it feeds anti-U.S. sentiment worldwide and that the prisoners could be held for less money at facilities in the United States.
Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing, a new report said.
Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless people living on sidewalks to clear out their belongings Tuesday, was among four cities criticized for policies criminalizing homelessness in a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, an advocacy group aiming to prevent people from losing their homes.
The other cities listed in its "hall of shame" are in Hawaii, Texas and Washington state.
Many cities with increasing home prices have been struggling with homelessness, including Denver and Honolulu, which were reprimanded for an anti-camping law and ban on sitting or lying on sidewalks, respectfully.
The report, which was based on a review of policies enacted by 187 cities over a decade, said bans on living in vehicles increased by 143 percent. Those laws can be particularly devastating because they often lead to vehicle impoundment, and people can lose all of their belongings, disrupting their ability to work or attend school.
A zoo guide (R) followed by primary school students look at an animatronic display depicting a Tyrannosaurus Rex during a preview of the Zoo-Rassic Park attraction at the Singapore Zoo in Singapore, Nov. 16, 2016.
Photo by Wallace Woon
A multinational group of swimmers swam seven hours through the salty, soupy waters of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a bid to draw attention to the environmental degradation of the fabled lake.
At dawn, the 25 swimmers left on boats from Ein Gedi on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea to Wadi Mujib on the Jordanian side. Then, wearing special protective masks and snorkels, the swimmers paddled through the thick waters in what turned into a 17-kilometer (11-mile) swim from Jordan to Israel.
Swimming in the Dead Sea is unusual.
Tourists typically dip themselves from the beaches and float on the water with the help of the lake's high salt concentration. It also draws people from around the world who believe the water's high mineral content is beneficial for skin conditions.
Organizers say the Dead Sea's water level has fallen more than 25 meters (80 feet) over the last three decades. The lake's southern basin, disconnected from the shrinking northern side, has seen flooding in recent years because of heavy industrialization.
A model presents the "The Sky Blue Diamond," a fancy, vivid blue diamond ring created by Cartier, during a press preview by Sotheby's Auction House on November 9, 2016 in Geneva.
Photo by Fabrice Coffrin
Fiete, the two year-old male polar bear (Ursus Maritimus) in his new enclosure at the Nyiregyhaza Zoo in Nyiregyhaza, 245 kms east of Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 16, 2016. Fiete arrived from Rostock Zoo to serve as a partner of a female bear in Nyiregyhaza within the frame of the European Endangered Species Programs.
Photo by Attila Balazs
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