Andrew Tobias: It Won't be Trump
As a [Democratic] party officer, I remain neutral until there's only one candidate in the race. I didn't vote in the primary, haven't given to or attended events for either candidate, and will not commit my super duper delegate vote to either candidate until the Convention (and probably not even then if there are still two candidates).
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thinmembrane or patagium.
Sandra in Maine was first and correct with:
Best damned bug zappers money can't buy
Well, as I read the question, and I understand the general
classification of true avian species predisposed to flying, how about
humming birds? When they want to fly, they do ... even in a
stationary orbit, and even when feeding.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Oh, I know this one: bats. Fascinating creatures.
Daniel in The City answered:
Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
Holy Known Unknown Flying Objects, Batman! It's bats.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
Bats…Batshit crazy times…Our laws legalizing assault rifles…
DJ Useo said:
Now, you gotta understand I ain't up in the air much, so I don't know which mammals are flying around up there, but I have a strong clue that it's BATS.
We got way yonder too many bats here in Austin. If you like being a dropping target, come see Austin's bats! ;)
Bats ~ Mammals whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.
Joe S answered:
Lois Of Oregon responded:
Some say the only Mammal that can fly on it's own power is the bat, but I fail to see why building an airplane won't qualify, or why being imaginary doesn't count either. Because, I drink a lot. And although I live in bat country, I respect the flying squirrel AND the pantomime horse for all their achievements.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
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.
Mighty grateful for the Kleenex bundle from CostCo.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Daniel Radcliffe, George Lopez, and Hinds.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Matt LeBlanc, Alison Brie, and Eliot Sumner.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH'Maya & Marty'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Don Rickles, Lena Dunham, and DJ Shadow featuring Run the Jewels.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Maya Rudolph, Michiel Huisman, Brandy Clark, and John Tempesta.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/16/16) are Michael Imperioli, Nothing But Thieves, and Emeraude Toubia.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'To Tell The Truth', followed by a FRESH'Uncle Buck', then a FRESH'To Tell The Truth'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 6/8/16) are Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd,Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Post Malone.
The CW offers a RERUN'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'Containment'.
Faux has a FRESH'Hotel Hell', followed by a FRESH'Coupled'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 'The First 48', followed by the movie 'Gladiator'.
AMC offers the movie 'Man On Fire', followed by a FRESH'Feed The Beast'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 2
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 3
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 4
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 3-Old Neighborhood
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 4-Kati Allo
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Hide and Q
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-Haven
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-The Big Goodbye
[2:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-African Savannah
[3:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Everglades
[4:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Turkey
[5:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Belize
[6:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Dominican Republic
[7:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Iceland Fire and Ice
[8:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Malaysian Archipelago
[9:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-Siberia (Part 1)
[10:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Land of Ice (Part 2)
[11:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 8
[12:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Dominican Republic
[1:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Iceland Fire and Ice
[2:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Malaysian Archipelago
[3:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-Siberia (Part 1)
[4:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Land of Ice (Part 2)
[5:00AM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 8 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Below Deck Mediterranean', another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck Mediterranean', and another 'Below Deck Mediterranean'.
FX has the movie 'Identity Thief', followed by the movie 'Ride Along'.
History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', still another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH'Top Gear', 'Counting Cars', and another 'Counting Cars'.
[6:00AM] MARON-Marc in Florida
[10:00AM] BABYLON A.D.
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Birthday
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie Moves Out
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Stash
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hunting
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red Gets a Job
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The First Time
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Afterglow
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Birthday
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie Moves Out
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Stash
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hunting
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red Gets a Job
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The First Time
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Afterglow
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
[4:00AM] BABYLON A.D. (ALL TIMES EDT)
[7:02AM] Snake Eyes
[9:17AM] American History X
[12:00PM] The Bone Collector
[2:30PM] The Shining
[6:00PM] Cape Fear
[9:00PM] The Hunt for Red October
[12:00AM] The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
[2:30AM] American History X
[5:15AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actresses (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Blade', followed by the movie 'Watchmen'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Kate Beckinsale, Brian Sacca, and Marlon Williams.
The Dalai Lama, center, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and actor Richard Gere, chairman of the International Campaign for Tibet, right, greets his followers and supporters during an event at American University's Bender Arena in northwest Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016.
Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta
Bill Murray will be honored with the 19th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, it was announced Monday.
The actor-comedian will be awarded the prize at a Kennedy Center gala on Oct. 23, which will feature some of the biggest names in comedy and be taped for broadcast.
The prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the 19th-century novelist, essayist, social commentator and satirist who was born Samuel Clemens.
Previous recipients of the prize include Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno and Eddie Murphy.
"Sometimes events are so horrifying and bleak that to come out here and tell jokes, it's just not really possible," said Conan O'Brien Monday, during his first late-night show since the mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub that killed 49 people and injured 53.
Instead of the usual jokes, O'Brien used the opening monologue of his talk show Conan on TBS, to condemn the shooting and make a poignant and damming point on gun rights in America.
"I simply do not understand why anybody in this country is allowed to purchase and own a semiautomatic assault rifle," he said. "These are weapons of war and they have no place in civilian life."
"These mass shootings are happening so often now that lamenting them afterwards is becoming a national ritual." Conan said. "I wanted to take just a moment here tonight to agree with the rapidly growing sentiment in America that it's time to grow up, and figure this out."
White House hopeful Donald Trump (R-Grifter), in his latest attack on the media, said Monday he was rescinding The Washington Post's press credentials for covering his campaign events.
"Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record-setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post," Trump wrote in a tweet.
Later, the campaign said in a statement that "we no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for 'clicks' above journalistic integrity."
The distinguished daily became the latest media outlet targeted by the Trump camp, which has reportedly banned several news organizations from attending his events and press conferences over the past year, including Buzzfeed, the Des Moines Register, the Huffington Post, Politico and Univision.
Microsoft Corp will buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, a bold stroke by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his efforts to make the venerable software company a major force in next-generation computing.
By connecting widely used software like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint with LinkedIn's network of 433 million professionals, the combination could enable Microsoft to add a suite of sales, marketing and recruiting services to its core business products and potentially challenge cloud software rivals such as Salesforce.com Inc. .
The $196-per-share price tag represented a premium of almost 50 percent over LinkedIn's stock market value as of Friday, but was still well below the social media company's all-time high of $270. Analysts said the price was rich, and Microsoft's stock closed down 2.7 percent at $50.14.
Still, there was cautious optimism that this could be one of the relatively few tech mega-mergers that works out well. "It's a massive growth play for Microsoft," said Forrester analyst Ted Schadler.
In a revelation that shouldn't surprise anybody, Peabody Energy, the United States' largest coal company, has been bankrolling think tanks, corporate lobbyists, trade associations, and individual scientists at the heart of the climate denial movement, a new Guardian investigation reveals.
Fossil fuel companies aren't exactly a progressive bunch when it comes to climate action, but few have manipulated the facts of global warming as consistently and egregiously as Peabody, which refers to carbon dioxide in glowing terms and asserts that by cranking up its concentration in our atmosphere, the company is fertilizing the planet for the benefit of mankind. Or, as a Peabody lobbyist once put it, doing "the Lord's work."
But Peabody hasn't been preaching alone. Rather, documents released last month after the company filed for bankruptcy protection reveal a network of beneficiaries that have been doing everything in their power to cast doubt on basic climate science and fight even modest environmental regulation, such as the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan.
The more than two dozen beneficiaries include: the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, which calls carbon emissions an "elixir of life," the George C. Marshall Institute, which claims there is not "the slightest evidence that more CO2 has caused more extreme weather or accelerated sea level rise," and Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics who, it was revealed last year, has received over $1.2 million in funding from the fossil fuel industry.
A house in West Hollywood, Calif., is covered with unclothed mannequins on Monday, June 13, 2016. ChadMichael Morrisette, a visual designer, covered the roof of his West Hollywood home with the mannequins as an artistic statement about the mass killing at the Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub. Morrisette calls his work "No One Is Safe."
Photo by Richard Vogel
Britain's "Leave" campaign opened up a 7-point lead over "Remain" ahead of a referendum on membership of the European Union an opinion poll showed late Monday, while the nation's biggest-selling newspaper urged readers to vote to quit the bloc.
The result of the June 23 referendum will have far-reaching consequences for politics, the economy, defense, migration and diplomacy in Britain and elsewhere.
Recent polls are suggesting that momentum has swung towards the "Leave" camp, or a so called Brexit, unsettling investors. "Leave" in recent days has focused its campaign on the issue of immigration.
According to the YouGov poll for The Times, "Leave" held 46 percent support compared with 39 percent support for "Remain." Undecided voters were 11 percent, while 4 percent won't vote.
In another, though not unexpected, boost for "Leave," media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper called on its readers to vote to quit the 28-member EU.
The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it would not go to a historic meeting of all of the world's Orthodox churches because other churches have walked out.
The meeting on the Greek island of Crete due to start on Sunday would be the first in more than a millennium.
The Ecumenical patriarch, however, seemed to open the door for further talks that could prevent the meeting from falling through.
Orthodox church leaders haven't held such a meeting since the year 787, when the last of the seven councils recognized by both Orthodox and Catholics, was held. The "great schism" that divided the Roman Catholics and the Orthodox followed in 1054 amid disputes over the Vatican's power.
Hilarion, a bishop who heads the Moscow Patriarchate's department of external church relations, said in a televised statement that Russia would not take part if others are walking out, and suggested the meeting be postponed.
An Australian archaeologist says he and colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat.
Using high-tech lasers to scan the Cambodian jungle, Damian Evans and colleagues say they found traces of extensive networks surrounding the monumental stone temple complex at Angkor Wat. Evans said their findings could further our understanding of Khmer culture and throw into question traditional assumptions about the 15th-century decline of the empire.
Evans said a laser technology known as lidar was used to create precise maps of ancient networks that left only vague traces - invisible to the naked eye - in the landscape surrounding the temples.
"You could be standing in the middle of the forest looking at what appear to be some random lumps and bumps," Evans said. "But they might actually be evidence of old excavated ponds or built-up roadways," he explained. "All of these things left traces in the surface of the landscape that wouldn't make sense to you without a more detailed picture."
To obtain such details, Evans said his colleagues spent 90 hours in a helicopter directing laser scans into the jungle surrounding Angkor Wat. He said that the resulting images are so intricate "you can see objects lying next to a tiny anthill."
Janet Waldo, who supplied the voice of the hip teenage daughter Judy Jetson on the space-age cartoon The Jetsons, died Sunday at her longtime home in Encino, her daughter told The Hollywood Reporter. She was 96.
Waldo's daughter Lucy Lee said that her mother had been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 2011 and "had been bed-bound for many months."
Waldo also voiced teenager Corliss Archer on the Meet Corliss Archer radio program that ran from 1943-56 and was Princess, one of the young members of G-Force, on Battle of the Planets, a U.S. adaptation of a Japanese anime series that aired in the late 1970s.
Waldo voiced Judy, the Orbit High School daughter of George (George O'Hanlon) and Jane Jetson (Penny Singleton) and the older sister of Elroy (Daws Butler), on Hanna-Barbera's The Jetsons, which played on ABC in primetime in 1962-63 and then returned for new syndicated episodes in 1985-87.
Michu Meszaros, the 33-inch-tall actor and former circus performer who played the titular alien on the 1980s NBC sitcom ALF, died Monday, his manager confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 76.
Meszaros died at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., said manager Dennis Varga. A few days ago, the actor had been found unresponsive in the home in nearby Hawthorne that he shared with Varga.
Meszaros donned the furry, dog-like costume with the big snoot on ALF, which aired for four seasons (1986-90), on a handful of the show's 102 episodes. Most of the time, the extraterrestrial character ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form) when seen on the series was a puppet piloted by the show's co-creator, Paul Fusco.
Born in a village near Budapest, Hungary, Meszaros started performing in the circus at age 14 and joined Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1973. "He instantly became a circus sensation and mesmerized audiences of all ages," according to his biography on a GoFundMe page that was set up to help pay for his medical expenses.
Michael Jackson saw him perform and they became close friends and appeared together in a Pepsi commercial.
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