BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 15 August, 2017


15 August, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[193 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: When the President is Un-American (NY Times)
Trump is a betrayal of our national identity.

Marc Fisher: Who did Trump borrow his press tactics from? Joe McCarthy. (Washington Post)
They both hated, coddled and needed reporters.

Jamelle Bouie: The Bubble President (Slate)
Trump lives in a fantasy of triumph. He will never do anything to win back the voters he's lost.

Robert McCrum: 'Words are the best weapons with which to come to terms with ageing' (The Guardian)
After a brush with death in 1995, Robert McCrum had settled back into life as a literary journalist. Then, aged 60, came a fall that would force him to contend with mortality once more…

Tim Lewis: "Samantha Bee, the new heroine of American political satire" (The Guardian)
Samantha Bee, a 47-year-old Canadian-born dual-citizen of Canada and the US, has been called the "comedian of the resistance" in the Donald Trump era.

A Totally Real, 100% Valid Theory | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS (YouTube)
Donald Trump can't read?

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Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

On what continent did the watermelon originate?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This American actor, director, screenwriter, author, and six-time Emmy Award winner was born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. By what name is he better known?

       Alan Alda                                                      Source

Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo; January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is widely known for his roles as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H (1972-1983) and Arnold Vinick in The West Wing (2004-2006). He has also appeared in many feature films, most notably in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), as pretentious television producer Lester, and The Aviator (2004) as U.S. Senator Owen Brewster, the latter of which saw Alda nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo didn't ring a bell, and I was surprised to find out it is the birth-name of Alan Alda.

Randall wrote:
   Alan Alda

Alan J said:
   Alan Alda.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Alan Alda

Adam answered:
   Alan Alda

zorch replied:
   Alan Alda

Deborah wrote:
   I didn't know this: That's Alan Alda.
  Cooler than usual; Karl the fog, aka the marine layer, made is up the Sacramento River and over the Vaca Ridge (to the west), which means San Francisco is foggy, maybe drizzly, and quite cold. It doesn't happen often.

Daniel in The City said:
   Alan Alda

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, Even in the 80's today replied:
   Alan Alda…Our creeping coup continues…

Kevin K. in Washington, DC answered:
   That would be M*A*S*H star Alan Alda. Which means his actor father Robert Alda must have born a D'Abruzzo, too.

Gene took the day off.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

Billy in Cypress took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Joe S     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.

  August 15 Birthdays - Celebrities Born August 15 | Famous Birthdays

MAM     In memory.




Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Far-right rally organiser chased away after Charlottesville speech | US news | The Guardian

Poison once flowed in America's waters. With Trump, it might again | Peter Gleick | Opinion | The Guardian

'Yes, You're Racist' Twitter account identifies those who protested in Charlottesville - AOL News

The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of - The New York Times

This 1947 video created by the U.S. military to warn against fascism is going mega-viral today

Lost jobs and a father publicly disowning his son: Heavy blowback for marching white supremacists

After Charlottesville: End the denial about Trump - The Washington Post

Breaking: GoDaddy has terminated it's contract with Daily Stormer.

Canadians may pay more taxes than Americans but there's a catch

Here's A Reminder That The Hatred We Saw In Charlottesville Is Everywhere | HuffPost

John Oliver: 'F**king Idiot' Trump Managed To Screw Up Disavowing Nazis | HuffPost

Charlottesville Goddam | HuffPost

These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers for Senior Living | NBC News

He Flew Too Close to the Sun: Steve Bannon's Job in Jeopardy

Google And GoDaddy Ban White Supremacist Site After Virginia Rally : The Two-Way : NPR

Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple : All Tech Considered : NPR

Ben Jennings on Donald Trump and Charlottesville - cartoon | Opinion | The Guardian

New Mexico police union chief shared meme about running protesters over with cars

Thanks, Michelle!



Team Coco


Senator Al Franken: Trump's Charlottesville Statement Was "Horrible"

Sen. Al Franken thought President Trump's response to the white supremacist rally was both "horrible" and "very him."

Senator Al Franken Made Fun Of Trump's Comb Over

Long before either of them were in public office, Sen. Al Franken sat behind Trump at a screening and loudly critiqued his comb over.

Senator Al Franken: My Staff Had To Reign My Humor In

The senator wanted to respond to Justice Scalia's "terrible, obnoxious" marriage equality dissent with a joke, but his staff wasn't laughing.

Conservatives Took Senator Al Franken's Beastiality Joke Out Of Context

Sen. Al Franken's satirical Playboy article about monitoring kids' internet usage got taken out of context by the right.

Senator Al Franken On The Good He Hopes Trump Can Do

Sen. Al Franken would like to see Trump pass an infrastructure package, bring pharmaceutical costs down, and not start a nuclear war.



Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Godwin of Godwin's Law: 'By All Means, Compare These Shitheads to the Nazis' | Gizmodo

Alex Jones: A lot of KKK protesters are "Jewish actors" who look like the "cast of Seinfeld" with their hoods off | Media

Friend of killed protester: She wouldn't want Trump's condolences | TheHill

Charlottesville Is the America That Donald Trump Promised | GQ

Republicans in 6 states are trying to protect drivers who hit protesters - ThinkProgress

If The Clashes In Charlottesville Have You Rattled, Here's How To Help | HuffPost

Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site | TheHill

FBI, DHS Warned In May: 'Persistent Threat' Of White Supremacist Violence - Talking Points Memo

Charlottesville Was Always Coming Because of Choices the Republican Party Has Made | Esquire

Sinclair Broadcast News exposed its white nationalist agenda today - daily

Donald Trump Is Following His Usual White Nationalist Playbook - Mother Jones

John Oliver: 'F**king Idiot' Trump Managed To Screw Up Disavowing Nazis | HuffPost

The Long, Lawless Ride of Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Rolling Stone

Texas A&M cancels 'White Lives Matter' rally | TheHill

The GOP's Civil War Over Trump - POLITICO Magazine

Shame Hillary Clinton Didn't Try To Warn Us About Trump's Basket Of Deplorable Nazi Fuck Trash | Wonkette

Stephen Colbert - What Trump Could Have Said | August 14, 2017 - YouTube

Post-WW2 Anti-Fascist Educational Film | Don't Be a Sucker | 1947 - YouTube

Don't Be a Sucker : U.S. War Department : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

David Crosby says Ted Nugent kept out of Hall because of talent - NY Daily News



Reader Comment

Current Events

Borowitz is NOT supposed to report straight news--he's supposed to write satire:

WASHINGTON ( The Borowitz Report)-A disturbing hostage video surfaced on Monday showing an American man woodenly reciting words that were not his own.

The video, which was broadcast on all the major news networks, raised concerns for the man, whose robotic performance indicated that he was reading a prepared statement under duress.

While the man appeared well fed and, to a certain extent, healthy, his facial expressions and body language convinced experts that the act of reciting the prepared text was an extraordinary ordeal for him.

Man in Hostage Video Forced to Recite Words Not His Own | The New Yorker

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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





Selected Readings

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Twice in the last week, on 2 different local TV stations, reporters pronounced the word 'escape' as 'eX-cape'.
Yeah, they're hiring the best and the brightest for the 2nd largest market in the country. Sigh.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a RERUN 'Bull', then a RERUN 'CSI: The Third One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Daniel Craig, Tiffany Haddish, and Blackberry Smoke.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Samuel L. Jackson.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'Hollywood Game Night'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Jones, and A$AP Mob.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Adam Driver, Marlon Wayans, Anthony Atamanuik, and Roy Mayorga.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/24/17) are Briga Heelan, Ethan Gruska, and Moshe Kasher.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a FRESH 'Somewhere Between'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Floyd Mayweather, Chrissy Metz, and Charles Gould.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a RERUN 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow'.

Faux has a RERUN 'Lethal Weapon', followed by a RERUN 'The Mick', then a RERUN 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'.

MY recycles an old 'The X-Files', followed by another old 'The X-Files'.

A&E has 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', another 'Scientology & The Aftermath', followed by a FRESH 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', then the FRESH 'The Murder Of Laci Peterson'.

AMC offers the movie 'Ghostbusters II', followed by the movie 'Twister', then the movie 'Alice In Wonderland'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 5-Oxygen
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 6-Extremis
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 7-The Pyramid at the End of the World
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 8-The Lie of the Land
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 9-Empress of Mars
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 10-The Eaters of Light
 [8:00PM]    VAN HELSING (2004)
 [11:00PM]    VAN HELSING (2004)

Bravo has 'Below Deck Mediterranean', another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck Mediterranean', then a FRESH 'A Night With My Ex', another 'A Night With My Ex', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Tosh.0', then a FRESH 'The Jim Jefferies Show'.
The Daily Show is pre-empted.

FX has the movie 'Men In Black III', followed by the movie '22 Jump Street', then the movie '22 Jump Street', again.

History has 'The Cars That Made America', followed by a FRESH 'The Cars That Made America', then a FRESH 'American Ripper'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-Misunderstood Miracles
 [6:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-Friend Replacement
 [11:15AM]    SUCKER PUNCH
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Going Mobile
 [4:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Seeker
 [5:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
 [5:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Beast of Burden
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Rip This Joint
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Mother's Little Helper
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Angie
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Going Mobile
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Seeker
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Beast of Burden
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Rip This Joint
 [1:00AM]    WILD THINGS

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Barney Miller-Inquiry
 [6:30AM]    Barney Miller-Old Love
 [7:00AM]    Barney Miller-Altercation
 [7:30AM]    Barney Miller-Bones
 [8:00AM]    Edward Scissorhands
 [10:30AM]    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
 [1:00PM]    The Net
 [3:30PM]    Dolores Claiborne
 [6:30PM]    Misery
 [9:00PM]    Dante's Peak
 [11:30PM]    The Outsiders
 [1:30AM]    The Town
 [4:00AM]    All in the Family-Archie, the Liberal
 [4:35AM]    All in the Family-Archie's Dog Day Afternoon
 [5:10AM]    All in the Family-Archie Gets the Business
 [5:45AM]    All in the Family-Archie Gets the Business    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Legend Of Hercules', followed by a FRESH 'Face Off', then the movie 'I, Frankenstein'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Tracee Ellis Ross and Chris Gethard.

TCM spends 24 hours with Ricardo Montalban
 [6:00 AM]      Fiesta (1947)
 [8:00 AM]      On An Island With You (1948)
 [10:00 AM]      Two Weeks with Love (1950)
 [12:00 PM]      Sombrero (1953)
 [1:45 PM]      My Man And I (1952)
 [3:30 PM]      Border Incident (1949)
 [5:30 PM]      Sayonara (1957)
 [8:00 PM]      Latin Lovers (1953)
 [10:00 PM]      The Reluctant Saint (1962)
 [12:00 AM]      Mystery Street (1950)
 [2:00 AM]      Battleground (1949)
 [4:15 AM]      Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Wednesday   -  08/16/17

TCM spends 24 hours with Elvis Presley
 [6:00 AM]      Elvis on Tour (1972)
 [8:00 AM]      Clambake (1967)
 [10:00 AM]      Spinout (1966)
 [12:00 PM]      This Is Elvis (1981)
 [2:00 PM]      Kissin' Cousins (1964)
 [4:00 PM]      Girl Happy (1965)
 [6:00 PM]      Jailhouse Rock (1957)
 [8:00 PM]      Elvis: That's The Way It Is (1970)
 [10:00 PM]      Viva Las Vegas (1964)
 [12:00 AM]      Kid Galahad (1962)
 [2:00 AM]      It Happened At The World's Fair (1963)
 [4:00 AM]      Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)

TNT has a FRESH 'Animal Kingdom'.

USA has a FRESH 'Shooter'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Aug. 15, 1991) - Dennis Hopper, Joan Embery, and Rich Hall.

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Beautiful waves at nighttime.
Photo by Sash Fitzsimmons


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Pantone Announces Official Color


In a fitting and unusual tribute, the Prince Estate, alongside Pantone Color Institute, announced today the creation of a standardized custom color to represent and Prince.

The color, of course, is a shade of purple.

"Love Symbol #2" was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the artist before his death from an accidental drug overdose on April 21, 2016. From the 1984 film "Purple Rain" to multiple lyric references, wardrobe and vehicle choices and more, Prince has long been associated with the color. The announcement comes just weeks after the release of a deluxe edition of the "Purple Rain" album including previously unreleased tracks and a long out-of-print DVD of a 1985 concert.

"The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever," said Troy Carter, Entertainment Advisor to Prince's Estate.

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said: "We are honored to have worked on the development of Love Symbol #2, a distinctive new purple shade created in memory of Prince, 'the purple one.' A musical icon known for his artistic brilliance, Love Symbol #2 is emblematic of Prince's distinctive style. Long associated with the purple family, Love Symbol #2 enables Prince's unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself."



Decorative paintings adorn the walls and ceiling of Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 28, 2017. The synagogue was designed by architect Karel Parik and built in 1902.
Photo by Dado Ruvic


Hacker Leaks Episodes

'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

The weeks-long standoff between HBO and a hacker intent on extracting money from the Time Warner-owned cable network intensified Sunday with the leak of several episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," as well as other series.

The Larry David-fronted comedy series wasn't scheduled to return to TV until October. But in a statement issued Sunday after the hacker's dumping, the network did not indicate it would yield to pressure tactics.

"We are not in communication with the hacker and we're not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released," the network said in a statement. "It has been widely reported that there was a cyber incident at HBO. The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That's a game we're not going to participate in. Obviously, no company wants their proprietary information stolen and released on the internet. Transparency with our employees, partners, and the creative talent that works with us has been our focus throughout this incident and will remain our focus as we move forward. This incident has not deterred us from ensuring HBO continues to do what we do best."

Among other series leaked by the hacker included the latest episode of HBO comedy "Insecure," which was to have premiered tonight. Episodes of a series already airing a new season, "Ballers," as well as new series that have yet to air a single episode, including "Barry" and "The Deuce" were also distributed.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm'


Jumped Ship From ABC to Netflix

Shonda Rhimes

ABC's most reliable hitmaker Shonda Rhimes has jumped ship, moving her longtime juggernaut production company Shondaland over to Netflix with a rich new overall deal, marking a huge shift in the television landscape.

Rhimes' stated reason for leaving ABC Studios after 15 years is a desire for the creative freedom offered by Netflix, including fewer restrictions, more flexible episode orders and variable run times.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the producer voiced a desire to escape the "necessary grind of network television," including the arduous task of producing 22-24 episodes per season.

For the time being, Rhimes remains attached as an executive producer on all of the Shondaland shows currently airing and in the pipeline at ABC, including "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," "How to Get Away With Murder," this fall's upcoming legal drama "For the People" and a firefighter-centric "Grey's" spinoff.

But as "Grey's" heads into its 14th season - with executive producer Krista Vernoff returning to the series as co-showrunner alongside Rhimes and Betsy Beers - and "Scandal" prepares for its final, farewell season, Rhimes' role as a hands-on producer at ABC is in a down period.

Shonda Rhimes


Newhead News


To Fall Silent For Four Years

Big Ben

Britain's much-loved Big Ben will fall silent for four years from next week as conservation work is carried out on the famous 19th century bell in a clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament.

It will be the longest period that Big Ben, whose bongs are familiar to many people around the world because of their use in BBC radio and television broadcasts, has been silent in its 157-year history.

The Great Bell, popularly called Big Ben, weighs 13.7 tonnes and strikes every hour to the note of E. Four smaller bells also chime every 15 minutes.

The last bong before the refurbishment will be at 12 pm (1100 GMT) on August 21, the statement said.

The clock will still tell the time silently until 2021 and the chimes will continue to be rung on important occasions such as New Year's Eve.

Big Ben


A toy parrot is left behind in a former migrant home before its demolition at Dongsanqi village in the outskirts of Beijing, China, August 8, 2017.
Photo by Thomas Peter


91 Volcanoes Slumbering Beneath Ice Sheet

West Antarctic

In a discovery that sounds like the premise for an environmental disaster movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, researchers say they've identified 91 previously unknown volcanoes sitting underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Yes, that's the same ice sheet that climate scientists are concerned has slid into an irreversible collapse, due to human-caused global warming.

If verified through other studies, the new results would bring the total number of volcanoes beneath this part of Antarctica to nearly 140, and raise the unsettling possibility that subglacial heat from these volcanoes could speed up the melting of the ice.

The study, from researchers at Edinburgh University, used radar data from aircraft and satellites that penetrates through the ice to expose the rock below. They then analyzed the observations to find basalt rock formations closely resembling volcanoes.

According to the study, the volcanoes are concentrated along the 1,864-mile-long West Antarctic Rift System, which extends from the Ross Ice Shelf to the Antarctic Peninsula.

West Antarctic


Digby's Hullabaloo


Resign From Trump Council

Three CEOs

The chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I resigned from the council to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues...," Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said in a blog post.

Kenneth Fraizer, the chief executive of drugmaker Merck and an African-American, said he left the advisory council because of the president's reaction after the violence between white supremacists and counter protesters. Frazier cited the need to "take a stand against intolerance and extremism."

The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions that represent 12.5 million workers, said it was considering pulling its representative on the committee.

The CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, announced his resignation from the council in a Twitter posting. "We remain resolute in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing," said Plank. "However, Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics."

Three CEOs


A chandelier hangs from the ceiling at Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery in Kraljeva Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 22, 2017. Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery dates to 1385. "Bosnia can only survive as a multi-ethnic state, no matter how much politicians try to convince us that this is not possible," Friar Zeljko Brkic said.
Photo by Dado Ruvic


Canceled By GoDaddy Then Google

Domain Registration

Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours, in moves that threatened to take it offline if it does not find a replacement for GoDaddy and Google, which both said the site had violated their terms of service.

GoDaddy Inc disclosed late on Sunday via Twitter that it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider, saying it had violated GoDaddy's terms of service. The white supremacist website, associated with the alt-right movement, helped organize the weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent.

GoDaddy feared the site might be used to incite further violence after the events in Charlottesville, including the death of Heather Heyer, who was fatally struck by a car allegedly driven by a man with white nationalist views.

The Daily Stormer responded by moving its registration to Alphabet Inc's Google Domains, which offers transfers through an automated online process that the Internet company says typically takes 20 minutes or less to complete.

The domain was registered with Google shortly before 8 a.m. California time and the company announced plans to revoke it at 10:56 a.m., according to somebody familiar with the revocation.

Domain Registration


Urged Trump To Fire Bannon


Media mogul Rupert Murdoch recently urged Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) to sack his far-right chief strategist Steve Bannon, The New York Times reported late Monday.

Murdoch made his plea during a White House dinner before Trump left for vacation in New Jersey on August 4, the Times said.

The timing means it preceded the violence that broke out over the weekend at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one dead and 19 wounded.

The dinner was also attended by Jared Kushner, one of Trump's closest advisers and the husband of his daughter Ivanka, and Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly, the paper said, quoting a person familiar with the conversation.

Trump did not strongly counter Murdoch's advice and expressed frustration with Bannon, the paper said.



The sky is overcast at the end of a workday on July 17, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea, where the 105-story pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel is seen in this photograph towering over residential apartments.
Photo by Wong Maye-E


Racist Fired


White nationalists who participated in the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend are being identified on social media, and at least one man has lost his job as a result.

Top Dog, a hot-dog restaurant in Berkeley, California, said it fired Cole White on Saturday after the man was named by a Twitter account devoted to outing rally participants.

"Effective Saturday 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog," read a sign posted outside the restaurant on Sunday. "The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog. We believe in individual freedom and voluntary association for everyone."

The Twitter account that identified White, @YesYoureRacist, is encouraging the public to help identify other attendees shown in photos from the event.



Offers To Settle

North Dakota

North Dakota regulators offered Monday to settle state allegations that the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline improperly reported the discovery of American Indian artifacts during construction.

The state Public Service Commission last November proposed a fine of at least $15,000 against Energy Transfer Partners, though the commission has the authority under state law to levy fines of up to $200,000.

ETP didn't immediately comment on the proposal. The company has 10 days to accept the offer. If it rejects it, the PSC will move forward with the complaint. The next step would be a public hearing.

The complaint arose when the PSC was notified by a third-party inspector that pipeline crews last October had diverted construction of the pipeline around Native American artifacts. The company had obtained the approval of the State Historic Preservation Office but not of the commission, which oversees pipelines. The artifacts weren't disturbed.

ETP has maintained it did nothing intentionally wrong and has been fighting the proposed fine, which pales in comparison to the $3.8 billion cost of the pipeline that last month began moving oil from North Dakota to a distribution point in Illinois.

North Dakota



In Memory

Joseph Bologna

Joseph Bologna, the actor, director, playwright, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, died Sunday morning after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82.

His wife of 52 years, actress Renée Taylor, said in a statement that his team of doctors prolonged his life for the last six months during the cancer's most aggressive stages.

A Brown University graduate and Marine Corps veteran, Bologna began his career directing commercials, winning many Cleo Awards along the way.

He and Taylor wrote their first Broadway show, "Lovers and Other Strangers," and went on to pen the screenplay for it, which earned them an Academy Award nomination. They wrote and starred in "Made for Each Other," which won a Writer's Guild Award, and co-wrote and co-directed "Love Is All There Is," where they discovered and introduced Angelina Jolie.

As a team, Bologna and Taylor published 22 plays, many of which landed on Broadway, including "It Had to Be You," "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" and "If You Ever Leave Me I'm Going With You," which they also starred in.

On film, Bologna appeared with Michael Caine in "Blame It on Rio," with Gene Wilder in "Woman in Red," with Peter O'Toole in "My Favorite Year" and with Adam Sandler in "Big Daddy."

On the small screen, he had guest appearances on shows such as "CSI," "Arliss," "L.A. Law" and "The Nanny," where he once again worked alongside Taylor.

Bologna's final project was the soon to be released "Tango Shalom" was a true family affair. He wrote and starred it in with Taylor (and their life-long family friend Lainie Kazan), his daughter Zizi was the music supervisor and his son Gabriel directed it.

Bologna and Taylor celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary two days before his death. Their first wedding was courtesy of TV personality and media mogul Merv Griffin, who picked up the tab for the ceremony, which was shot on the sound stage of his popular variety show and aired in his regular time slot. Through the years, they renewed their wedding vows five times in a different religion every time.

The night Bologna passed, his longtime friend Dr. Roger Lerner visited him at City of Hope. As Bologna slipped in and out of consciousness, the doctor asked him if he was comfortable. Bologna answered, "No, but I make a living."

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