Botch Cassidy (Snopes)
An article attributed to Cassidy Boon claiming she sued the man who saved her from drowning for rape is a work of fiction.
Mark Morford: Can anything stop America's savage gun epidemic? (SF Gate)
You don't think ISIS is praying mightily that Trump (or Ted Cruz, or Ben Carson) wins the US presidency? You don't believe Trump's sleazy antagonism and racist demagoguery would go a long way toward fulfilling Islamic terrorists' most devout wish: to ignite a global holy war, leading to the apocalypse? Trump is an ISIS dream candidate.
Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Eleanora Fagan is better known as Billy Holiday. What a voice she had!
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali awaiting the next attack of Sierra Cement. Our local prognosticators have warned us! replied:
Billie Holiday was one of the first great improvisational female jazz singers. What a hard, tough life! What a wasted talent addled through alcoholism and addiction. But, that pain led to a great legacy of burning soul. Definitely not fucking Diana Ross.
Billie Holiday ~ With a career spanning nearly thirty years.
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'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH'Mom', followed by a FRESH'2 Broke Girls', then a FRESH'Elementary'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Bruce Willis, Michael Lewis, and Lizzo.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, Chris Hardwick, Lewis Hamilton, and Cage the Elephant.
NBC begins the night with the FRESH'Michael Bublé's Christmas In Hollywood', followed by the FRESH'Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Chris Hemsworth, Jim Gaffigan, and Jamie Lawson.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Hillary Clinton, Samantha Bee, and Andrea Bocelli.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Ron Perlman, Ratatat, and Goodnight Mommy.
ABC starts the night with the FRESH'Toy Story At 20: To Infinity & Beyond', followed by the movie 'Toy Story'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Calista Flockhart, Adam Perry Lang, and Run the Jewels.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'The Originals'.
Faux has a FRESH'Bones', followed by another FRESH'Bones'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48', then a FRESH'Nightwatch'.
AMC offers the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street', followed by the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street', again.
[6:00AM] PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - Ep 6 - The Last Frontier
[7:00AM] PLANET EARTH: AFRICA - Ep 3 - Winter
[8:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5, Ep 8 - Michon's
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5, Ep 9 - El Greco
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6.1, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7.1, Ep 1 - Asylum of the Daleks
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4, Ep 5 - Remember Me
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4, Ep 6 - Legacy
[2:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 1
[3:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 2
[4:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 3
[5:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 4 - Botswana Special
[6:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 5
[7:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 6
[8:00PM] GODZILLA (1998)
[11:00PM] GODZILLA (1998)
[2:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 1
[3:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 2
[4:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 3
[5:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10, Episode 4 - Botswana Special (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', 'Top Chef' another 'Top Chef', followed by a FRESH'Top Chef', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has an hour of old 'South Park', 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Nathan For You', and 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Michael Strahan.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Alice Wetterlund, Jermaine Fowler, and Adam Conover.
FX has the movie 'Iron Man 3', followed by the movie 'Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian', then the movie 'Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian', again.
History has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48', 'Pawn Stars', and another 'Pawn Stars'.
[6:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Booby Dupes
[6:25AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Busy Buddies
[6:50AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Cactus Makes Perfect
[7:15AM] MARS ATTACKS!
[11:30AM] THE HUNGOVER GAMES
[1:15PM] FUNNY FARM
[5:30PM] THE JERK
[10:00PM] TODD MARGARET-Where Todd and Brent Misjudge the Mood of a Solemn Day
[10:30PM] TODD MARGARET-What Can Only Be Considered a Dreadful Day for Todd
[11:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Josh Groban Wears a Blue Blazer and Shiny Black Shoes
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
[1:00AM] TODD MARGARET-Where Todd and Brent Misjudge the Mood of a Solemn Day
[1:30AM] TODD MARGARET-What Can Only Be Considered a Dreadful Day for Todd
[2:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Josh Groban Wears a Blue Blazer and Shiny Black Shoes
[4:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Josh Groban Wears a Blue Blazer and Shiny Black Shoes
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Ty Burrell (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Approval Matrix-America's Hall Monitors
[6:30AM] Boys Don't Cry
[9:00AM] Sling Blade
[12:00PM] Wall Street
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Trade This
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Black, White and Blue
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Mega
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Untitled
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Narcosis
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Endurance
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Turnstile Justice
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Dissonance
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Standoff
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Return
[1:00AM] Behind the Story With the Paley Center-Jane the Virgin
[2:00AM] Law & Order-Burn Baby Burn
[3:00AM] Wall Street (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade', followed by a FRESH'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH'Haven'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Ron Howard, Sarah Vowell, and Lukas Graham.
Efforts to legalize marijuana in California got a boost this week after competing ballot measures joined forces behind the stronger of the two, backed by billionaire Sean Parker, a former president of Facebook Inc.
The initiative has the support of Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform. Coalition board member Antonio Gonzalez, who is also president of the Latino Voters League, said the coalition withdrew its rival initiative after Parker's measure was modified to protect children, workers and small businesses.
The move brings to a close weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations aimed at closing the gaps between the initiatives, amid concerns that neither would succeed if both wound up on the ballot for 2016.
The measure would tax marijuana sales and cultivation, raising hundreds of millions of dollars for the state, proponents say.
Parker's measure would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults over 21 and set up a framework for regulating and taxing sales.
There is no evidence that happiness in and of itself has any effect on reducing mortality, despite widespread belief that unhappiness and stress can cause poor health, according to a new study.
It's actually the other way around, the authors say.
"Illness makes you unhappy, but unhappiness itself doesn't make you ill," lead author Dr. Bette Liu of the University of New South Wales, Australia, said in a news release issued by The Lancet medical journal, where the study was published Wednesday.
The findings are based on data from The Million Women Study in the U.K., which recruited 1.3 million women between 1996 and 2001 through national breast screening programs in England and Scotland. The happiness study analyzed health data for more than 700,000 of those women, who were mostly between the ages of 55 and 63.
The researchers claimed previous reports suggesting happiness was associated with reduced mortality did not adequately account for how strongly poor health decreases happiness.
The remains of the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent, who died in 1566 while his troops were besieging the fortress of Szigetvar in southern Hungary, have "in all likelihood" been found, a Hungarian historian said Wednesday.
Norbert Pap said the tomb is believed to have been built over the spot where Suleiman's tent stood and where he died. Pap, head of the department of Political Geography, Regional and Development Studies at the University of Pecs in Hungary, said objects suggesting it was Suleiman's tomb were found during the dig, as well as other historical evidence, although more excavations are needed to confirm the find.
Until his death at age 71, Suleiman was the Ottoman Empire's longest-ruling sultan. The Turks greatly expanded their dominance in the Balkans, the Middle East and northern Africa during his 46-year reign.
What is believed to be the sultan's tomb is located in the former Ottoman settlement of Turbek, which was destroyed in the 1680s. The settlement's discovery was announced by Pap in 2013.
Historians believe Suleiman's heart and internal organs were buried in the tomb and his body taken back to Constantinople, as Istanbul was then known. His death at Szigetvar was kept secret for 48 days to prevent his troops from giving up the fight.
The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic stunned a courtroom Wednesday when he declared himself a "warrior for the babies" and said he was guilty and won't go to trial.
Robert Lewis Dear, 57, made the outburst before he was formally charged with 179 counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other crimes.
Bearded, unkempt and cuffed at the wrists and ankles, Dear repeatedly disrupted the hourlong hearing, interrupting his public defender, Daniel King, and objecting to King's attempts to limit publicity in the case.
On Wednesday, Dear interjected as Judge Gilbert A. Martinez discussed a pretrial publicity order, saying, "Could you add the babies that were supposed to be aborted that day? Could you add that to the list?"
Martinez set the next hearing for Dear for Dec. 23. A first-degree murder conviction can lead to life in prison or the death penalty.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Wednesday proposed the state's first income tax on residents in more than three decades, to help close a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall driven by plunging oil prices and a steady decline in production.
The new tax would generate about $200 million, according to estimates provided by Walker's office. Alaska's last income tax was repealed in 1980.
Walker, an independent who unseated a Republican incumbent last year by joining forces with the Democratic nominee, has been at loggerheads with the Republican-led state Legislature over budget issues since he took office.
The income tax and other proposals are part of Walker's proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year, unveiled on Wednesday. It includes higher taxes on the alcohol, tobacco, mining and fishing industries and changes to the oil tax credit system.
Oil revenue dropped to 75 percent of the state's treasury in fiscal 2015 from 88 percent the year before, according to the Revenue Department.
Solar power companies have an image problem - and they are beginning to do something about it.
Despite a sharp drop in the price of solar panels and innovative financing plans that have brought the technology to many middle income households over the past decade, it is still seen as a luxury only rich, mostly white, consumers can afford.
That perception both hampers solar expansion in less affluent communities and drives political opposition to initiatives promoting greater use of solar power as a renewable alternative to gas, oil and coal.
Though it has grown dramatically in recent years, solar power still makes up less than 1 percent of U.S. energy supplies and relies heavily on government incentives to compete with traditional energy sources. Those incentives help companies such as SolarCity, Sunrun and others market solar power contracts that offer customers 20 percent savings on their energy bills.
However, the schemes come with certain credit requirements and are ill-suited for apartment dwellers, homes with low monthly bills or low-income households that qualify for reduced power rates.
Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.
Photo by Francois Mori
Researchers at Cornell University in New York State and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., announced on Wednesday the first litter of puppies born through in vitro fertilization.
The seven puppies were born on July 10 and include five beagles and two beagle-cocker spaniel mixes. The results were published on Wednesday in the science journal PLOS ONE.
The process of in vitro fertilization, in which eggs are fertilized with sperm outside the body before the embryos are implanted into a female, has been in use since the 1970s to assist in human birth.
But scientists have long struggled to reproduce those results with dogs, in part because the canine reproductive cycle differs from that of other mammals.
Monty Python comedian Terry Jones, pallbearers dressed as policemen and mourners in French maid costumes have celebrated the life of Cynthia Payne, the British madam celebrated in the film "Personal Services."
Payne, who died last month at 82, became famous when police raided her home in 1978 and found elderly men paying for lewd entertainment with lunch vouchers.
Briefly imprisoned for running a brothel, she became a celebrity nicknamed "Madame Cyn." She boasted that her clients included vicars, lawyers and members of Parliament.
Jones, who directed "Personal Services," paid tribute at Payne's London funeral Wednesday to a woman who "lived life to the full."
Phil Walder of the British Humanist Association led the service, describing Payne as the "original Spice Girl." He said: "She made lots of people very happy."
In this photo provided by the Fort Worth Zoo, a male western lowland gorilla that was born Dec. 5, 2015, is nestled by its mother at the zoo in, Fort Worth, Texas. The yet-to-be-named gorilla born to first-time parents Gracie and Elmo is the first birth of a western lowland gorilla at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Photo by Jeremy Enlow
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