BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 22 August, 2017


22 August, 2017

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[200 days in a row]


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Paul Krugman: What Will Trump Do to American Workers? (NY Times Column)
Which brings us back to Trump and the effect he'll have on America's working class. Right now it looks as if he may have much less impact on taxing and spending than most people expected. But other policies, often made administratively by federal agencies rather than via legislation, can matter a lot.

Paul Krugman: The Political Failure of Trickle-Down Economics (NY Times Blog)
I'm not saying that the "nation of takers" stuff, a vast population living off the dole and voting to tax their betters, is at all right. But it is true that a welfare state supported by progressive taxation has been much more robust than the year-by-year political narrative might lead you to think. But … why the incredible surge in inequality? … there is, I think, a good case to be made that things like the collapse of unions and financial deregulation mattered a lot more than the taxing and spending issues we spend so much time talking about.

Beautiful 1980s Portraits Capture The Vibrant Residents Of A Single East Berlin Street (Design You Trust)
"Everyone seemed to feel connected to the place and responsible for it, to be acting in tacit consensus and always working to save the diversity of their island from the sea of gray for as long as possible," says Harf Zimmermann.

Eddie Deezen: "Alan Hale Jr. 'the Skipper'" (Neatorama)
Alan had a habit of calling people "little buddy" in real life. Sherwood Schwartz noticed this and decided to include it as a part of the Skipper's character and incorporate it as his nickname for Gilligan. (In real life, Alan was so fond of the term, he often would address his wife Naomi as his "little buddy.")

Dave Kehr: Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91 (NY Times)
As a spokesman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Mr. Lewis raised vast sums for charity; as a filmmaker of great personal force and technical skill, he made many contributions to the industry, including the invention in 1960 of a device - the video assist, which allowed directors to review their work immediately on the set - still in common use.

Tom Verde: Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don't Want It (NY Times)
Mothers and daughters talk about all kinds of things. But there is one conversation Susan Beauregard, 49, of Hampton, Conn., is reluctant to have with her 89-year-old mother, Anita Shear: What to do - eventually - with Mrs. Shear's beloved set of Lenox china?

Andrew Tobias: "A Solution to the Statue Issue (Really!)"
"The name on the pedestal should have the word "Traitor" added in large letters, and the account on the pedestal of his deeds should be supplemented prominently with the information that he was a slave merchant, war criminal, and founder of the terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan. It should also note that the statue was erected in 1904 as an expression of the power of Jim Crow and the subjugation of African Americans. - Jim Burt

David Wong: Why Your Favorite Sites Are Suddenly Asking For Money (Cracked)
Crucial internet resource is raising money on GoFundMe to keep going. Lots of you already know that we started taking reader contributions last month, and probably half of your favorite YouTubers, podcasters, and Twitch streamers do the same. "What happened to the old internet," you ask, "when people didn't always have their hand in my pocket?"

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This American dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer, whose career spanned over 7 decades, was born Frederick Austerlitz. By what name is he more famously known?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Lepidopterophobia is the fear of what?

       Butterflies                                                      Source

The fear of butterflies and moths is called lepidopterophobia. Mottephobia, or the fear of moths alone, is closely related to this phobia. Those who suffer generally call themselves mottephobes.

Lepidopterophobia is derived from the word lepidopterans, the over 155,000 species of insects including butterflies, moths, and skippers. It may be hard to pronounce, but it's not hard to find. While fear of spiders, or arachnophobia, is the most common insect fear people encounter, fear of butterflies and moths is also a fairly common phobia.

While many people see butterflies as cute and harmless creatures, some people are afraid of how they look and skittish by their behaviors. Even actress Nicole Kidman claims to have this fear and shows such as Animal Planet's "My Extreme Animal Phobia" chronicles people's experiences which can result in debilitating fear and anxiety that affects their social and personal life. A website and affiliated Facebook community,, boasts more than 3,600 members.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Lepidopterophobia must be the fear of butterflies. People can have a fear of butterflies?

Randall wrote:

Alan J answered:

mj replied:
   The words for it are beautiful
  The French let papillon trip from their lips, the Spanish roll out mariposa, and the Germans don't understand why the former laugh at schmetterling. No matter how one says it, some people just get freaked out by butterflies.

Deborah responded:
   My WAG is fear of butterflies/moths. I think Lepidoptera is a species of butterfly, hence my guess.
  Happy Eclipse-watching!

Harry M. said:
   Butterflies or moths

Adam answered:
   Butterflies? Yes, butterflies.

zorch wrote:
   Fear of Butterflies

Daniel in The City replied:
   Butterflies, although I can't imagine why anyone would be afraid of them.

Gene responded:

Billy in Cypress said:
   The fear of butterflies and moths is called lepidopterophobia.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   The eclipse was awesome.....we had 99.38% totality here. Street lights came went crazy....temperature dropped....great sight.
  Lepidopterophobia, the word for fear of butterflies, (the group or class of insects including butterflies, moths, skippers and other winged insects).

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
   I can't see why anyone would be afraid of butterflies…Moths on the other hand , like to jump out and flutter at you…not scary, just startling…
  Sure am glad all the over reporting from the excessive media about the eclipse has ceased…

John I from Hawai`i says,

DJ Useo responded:
   The answer is Butterflies. One of the few bugs I don't mind.

Joe S     replied:
   It's late and I'm tired, I had a hard day, I'm just gonna guess. Is it a fear of butterflies? Just sounds right.

David of Moon Valley took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

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

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Arizona's 'concentration camp': why was Tent City kept open for 24 years? | Cities | The Guardian

Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless: 'It's economic slavery' | US news | The Guardian

The US government destroyed the Ku Klux Klan once. They could do it again | Allyson Hobbs | Opinion | The Guardian

Morford: 10 ways of looking at the eclipse - SFGate

Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms? : The Salt : NPR

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra Tour To U.S. : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash : The Salt : NPR

How One Man's Quest To Save His Magnets Became A Massive Regulatory Battle | HuffPost

Nazi Rallies Seem To Be Suffering A Lack Of Turnout, The Thing Most Encouraging Is Why

Four arrest warrants now out for America's saddest white nationalist, who still wants your pity

As Phoenix braces for his visit, Trump may pardon Arpaio in unprecedented way

Jeffress Interview On NPR

Russian 'lobbyist' at Trump Tower meeting was actually asset for Russian spy services

LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers | Business |

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John Oliver Nails The One Thing Donald Trump Can't Figure Out About White Supremacists | HuffPost

These pictures show Trump staring directly into the eclipse - VICE News

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Robert Reich (Remove Him Now)

Trump nominee: Same-sex marriage could lead to legalizing pedophilia | TheHill

Christian Radio Host Bryan Fischer: Eclipse Is A Sign Of The Work Of Satan | HuffPost

Montana Congressman Who Body-Slammed Reporter Must Be Fingerprinted Like Other Perps | HuffPost

Ken Doctor: Looking Behind Tronc's Surprising Clean Sweep At L.A. Times - TheStreet

All the Times Donald Trump Said the U.S. Should Get Out of Afghanistan | The Intercept

Ex-Trump Spokeswoman Tells Fox News That Slavery Is 'Good' History | HuffPost

As The Trumps Travel, The Secret Service Can't Even Afford To Pay Some Agents | HuffPost



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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.

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Last Night

A lot of people must have called in sick to watch the eclipse - it was the lightest traffic into the city on a week day that I ever experienced.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a RERUN 'Bull', then a RERUN 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 7/12/17) are John Oliver, Mike Birbiglia, and Michael Showalter.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 6/7/17) are Tom Cruise, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Brand, Anthony Joshua, and Kings of Leon.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'Hollywood Game Night'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 7/25/17) are Jessica Biel, Matt Bomer, Kelsea Ballerini, and Keith Sweat.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 7/17/17) are Maya Rudolph, Lorde, and Matt Johnson.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/24/17) are Topher Grace, Galantis, and Tyler Henry.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a FRESH 'Somewhere Between'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 8/9/17) are Jim Parsons, Damson Idris, and the War on Drugs.

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 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', followed by a FRESH 'Scientology & The Aftermath', then a FRESH 'The Murder Of Laci Peterson'.

AMC offers the movie 'Rambo', followed by the movie 'Clash Of The Titans', then the movie 'Pompeii'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Family Of Blood-Part 2.
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Blink
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-Utopia
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-The Sound Of Drums-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 13-Last of the Time Lords-Part 2.
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Arsenal of Freedom
 [8:00PM]    A KNIGHT'S TALE (2001)
 [11:00PM]    A KNIGHT'S TALE (2001)
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NJ', another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', still another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NJ', then a FRESH 'A Night With My Ex'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', still another 'Tosh.0', and 'The Jim Jefferies Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

FX has the movie 'The Maze Runner', followed by the movie 'Battleship'.

History has 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'American Ripper'.

IFC  -   
 [6:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-It's All Over Now
 [6:45AM]    HAUNTER
 [11:00AM]    RED DRAGON
 [1:45PM]    CARRIE
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who's Been Sleeping Here
 [4:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Gimme Shelter
 [5:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-2120 So. Michigan Avenue
 [5:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-2000 Light Years From Home
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Take It or Leave It
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Short & Curlies
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-'Til the Next Goodbye
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bohemian Rhapsody
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Somebody to Love
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-You're My Best Friend
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who's Been Sleeping Here
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Gimme Shelter
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-2120 So. Michigan Avenue
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-2000 Light Years From Home
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Take It or Leave It
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Short & Curlies
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-'Til the Next Goodbye
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bohemian Rhapsody
 [1:00AM]    CARRIE

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Barney Miller-Landmark
 [6:30AM]    Barney Miller-Ramon
 [7:00AM]    Barney Miller-Experience
 [7:30AM]    Conan the Barbarian
 [10:30AM]    Conan the Destroyer
 [1:00PM]    The Usual Suspects
 [3:30PM]    Hannibal
 [6:30PM]    The Silence of the Lambs
 [9:00PM]    Se7en
 [12:00AM]    Misery
 [2:30AM]    Lawless
 [5:00AM]    All in the Family-Edith's Fiftieth Birthday
 [5:35AM]    All in the Family-Unequal Partners    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'xXx', followed by a FRESH 'Face Off', then a FRESH 'Face Off: Game Face'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Ice Cube, Lea DeLaria, and Jim Lauderdale.

TCM spends 24 hours with Glenn Ford
 [6:00 AM]      Framed (1947)
 [7:30 AM]      The Mating of Millie (1948)
 [9:00 AM]      Human Desire (1954)
 [10:45 AM]      Terror on a Train (1953)
 [12:15 PM]      The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
 [2:00 PM]      Dear Heart (1964)
 [4:00 PM]      Blackboard Jungle (1955)
 [6:00 PM]      Ransom! (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      Experiment in Terror (1962)
 [10:15 PM]      The Violent Men (1955)
 [12:00 AM]      Gilda (1946)
 [2:00 AM]      Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
 [4:30 AM]      The Sheepman (1958)

Wednesday   -  08/23/17

TCM spends 24 hours with Greer Garson
 [6:00 AM]      Desire Me (1947)
 [7:45 AM]      Her Twelve Men (1954)
 [9:30 AM]      The Law and the Lady (1951)
 [11:15 AM]      Scandal at Scourie (1953)
 [1:00 PM]      Mrs. Miniver (1942)
 [3:15 PM]      Adventure (1945)
 [5:30 PM]      Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
 [8:00 PM]      Madame Curie (1943)
 [10:15 PM]      Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
 [12:15 AM]      Pride and Prejudice (1940)
 [2:30 AM]      Strange Lady in Town (1955)
 [4:30 AM]      Remember? (1939)

TNT has a FRESH 'Animal Kingdom'.

USA has a FRESH 'Shooter'.

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In this multiple exposure photograph, the phases of a partial solar eclipse are seen over the Gateway Arch on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in St. Louis. The Gateway Arch was just a few miles outside of the path of totality.
Photo by Jeff Roberson


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Administration Dissolves

National Climate Assessment

Donald Trump's (R-Bamboozler) administration has dissolved a federal panel of scientists and other experts tasked with helping create and implement new policy based on the latest climate change research findings.

That decision, members of the 15-person committee told HuffPost on Sunday, does not bode well for the future of climate change preparation and prevention during Trump's time in office.

A spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which established the panel in 2015, confirmed Sunday that the Department of Commerce would not renew the charter for the Sustained National Climate Assessment's Federal Advisory Committee.

"Per the terms of the charter, the [committee] expired on August 20, 2017," the emailed statement read. "The Department of Commerce and NOAA appreciate the efforts of the Committee and offer sincere thanks to each of the Committee members for their service."

The committee ? a panel of scientists, local government employees, corporate representatives and experts in related fields ? was tasked with decoding the findings from the climate assessment and developing guidelines for climate change-related endeavors, such as risk management and assessment efforts, economic policies, technology development and communication practices.

National Climate Assessment


The original score for The Beatles' song Eleanor Rigby that will be auctioned on September 11 as part of the The Beatles Collection sale, in a picture released by Omega Auctions in Warrington, northwest England, on August 21, 2017


Score To Auction

'Eleanor Rigby'

The original handwritten score for the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby" is to be sold at auction, alongside the deeds of the grave of the woman said to have been immortalised by the Fab Four.

The score, expected to fetch £20,000 ($26,000, 22,000 euros), is written in pencil by the Beatles's late producer George Martin and signed by both Martin and Paul McCartney.

It also includes notes specifying that it was to be recorded at London's Abbey Road Studio number two and that four violins, two violas and two cellos were to be used.

"Eleanor Rigby" was released in 1966 as the B-side to "Yellow Submarine", and depicts its heroine as "wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door".

'Eleanor Rigby'


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Painting Sells For $1.6M

Norman Rockwell

A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known baseball-themed paintings has sold at auction for $1.6 million.

The work was a study, or a preliminary work, for Rockwell's "Tough Call."

The painting depicts three umpires looking skyward pondering whether to call a game because of rain. It's arguably the most recognizable of his baseball-themed works.

Heritage Auctions says the painting sold Sunday in Dallas to a buyer who wants to remain anonymous.

The Austin family who put the work up for auction thought they just had a print of the work before they had it examined.

Norman Rockwell


The International Space Station, in silhouette, as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse seen from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington, Aug. 21, 2017.
Photo by Bill Ingalls


Another (Huge) Test

Stone Mountain

The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory.

Part theme park and part shrine to Dixie's Lost Cause, this granite outcrop east of Atlanta - sculpted like a Mount Rushmore of the Confederacy - is once again an ideological battlefield as a new fight rages over rebel symbolism across the South.

The images carved into the mountain, "like Confederate monuments across this state, stand as constant reminders of racism, intolerance and division," Stacey Abrams wrote in an email to supporters following the violence in Charlottesville. Abrams is vying to become the nation's first black female governor.

Even if Abrams wins the nomination and beats the odds next year to become governor of this red state, it's unlikely she would be able to get the carving removed. State law says it "shall never be altered, removed, concealed or obscured in any fashion and shall be preserved and protected for all time as a tribute to the bravery and heroism of the citizens of this state who suffered and died in their cause."

That language was part of a compromise in a 2001 law that changed the state flag from one that included the Confederate battle flag.

Stone Mountain


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Latest Approval Rating Plunges


In the early hours of Thursday morning, Donald Trump (R-Doll Hands) fired off a tweetstorm complaining that "they made up a phony collusion with the Russians story" and that he was the subject of the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history."

A poll released Thursday said the president either doesn't have much or any respect for the "country's democratic institutions and traditions." Nearly a third of Republicans or Republican-leaning independents said the same." But while Trump might think issues facing the White House have been created by a mysterious "they," Americans don't seem to trust the president's commitment to running the government properly-in fact, many think he is downright undemocratic. Sixty-five percent of respondents in an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday said the president either doesn't have much or any respect for the "country's democratic institutions and traditions." Nearly a third of Republicans or Republican-leaning independents said the same.

In March, the the Associated Press-NORC poll found 42 percent of Americans approved of the job Trump was doing. Just one-in-five Republicans disapproved of the president in March." The Associated Press-NORC survey also found Trump wasn't a particularly popular president. Just 35 percent of Americans approved of the job he's doing as president, the poll found. Sixty-four percent-and one-quarter of Republicans-disapproved of Trump's job performance. In March, the the Associated Press-NORC poll found 42 percent of Americans approved of the job Trump was doing. Just one-in-five Republicans disapproved of the president in March.

In the latest poll, roughly 50 percent of whites without a college degree-one of Trump's strongest demographics in the 2016 presidential election-approved of the job the president was doing. That's down 8 percentage points from Associated Press-NORC poll in March.



The moon almost totally eclipses the sun during a near total solar eclipse as seen from Salem, Ore.
Photo by Don Ryan


'That's Too Bad'


Donald Trump (R-Tone Deaf) responded to the news that 10 sailors are missing after an American destroyer collided with an oil tanker with the phrase: "that's too bad".

The navy said five others were hurt after the incident on Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca.

The USS John S McCain sustained damage on its port side aft - the left rear of the vessel - from the collision with the Alnic MC.

Trump, the commander-in-chief, was widely condemned after offering the curt response to reporters when told of the crash.

VoteVets, an alliance of progressive military members, said: "This is a joke. 'That's too bad' is more for your golf game not missing sailors."



Running Out Of Money

Secret Service

The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump (R-Grifter) and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes.

If lawmakers don't lift the cap, about a third of the agency's agents would be working overtime without being paid, agency officials said.

"The Secret Service estimates that roughly 1,100 employees will work overtime hours in excess of statutory pay caps during calendar year 2017," Director Randolph "Tex" Alles said in a statement. "To remedy this ongoing and serious problem, the agency has worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security, the Administration, and the Congress over the past several months to find a legislative solution."

The spending limits are supposed to last through December, but the cost of protecting the president and the extended first family, who have traveled extensively for business and vacations, has strained the Secret Service, local governments and at least one other federal agency, the Coast Guard.

Presidential travel for Trump and the first lady - who fly to their oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and to their golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on many weekends - has added costs for taxpayers and complications for the government. The Secret Service also must provide protection for Trump's four adult children.

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The moon covers the sun during a total eclipse near Redmond, Ore.
Photo by Ted S. Warren


Appoints Replacement


Russia has appointed a new Washington Ambassador - replacing the controversial but much-respected (cough, cough) envoy caught up in US election fixing claims.

Sergey Kislyak, who has served since 2008, is to be replaced by Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov. Since Mr Trump entered the Oval Office, it has emerged that Mr Kislyak was a regular interlocutor with members of Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) campaign team - including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, national security advisor Michael Flynn, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Indeed, it was the envoy's meeting with Mr Flynn that forced him to resign his position, and his meeting with Mr Sessions that led him to recuse himself from the investigation into Russia'a alleged cyber-meddling in the 2016 election - something that deeply announced Mr Trump.

Mr Kislyak was also president with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, when they met with Mr Trump in his office shortly after his firing of FBI Director James Comey.

During that meeting in May, Mr Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russians about a planned Isis operation, based on sensitive intelligence the US had obtained from an ally, later revealed to be Israel.



T-rump's Grandfather Begged Not To Be Deported

Friedrich Trump

When Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) German grandfather was ordered by a royal decree to leave the country and never return, he wrote a letter pleading the prince regent of Bavaria not to deport him.

Friedrich Trump wrote the letter in 1905 when he returned to Germany with his wife and daughter after having emigrated to the US.

In the letter, Mr Trump described the moment he received the news from the High Royal State Ministry he had to leave as "a lightning strike from fair skies".

"Why should we be deported?" he asked, "This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree."

The letter, translated from German into English and published in Harper's Magazine, shows how desperate Mr Trump was to remain with his family in Bavaria.

Friedrich Trump



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