BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 29 August, 2017


29 August, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[207 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Ted Rall: Trump Is Doomed, But Not Because He Is A Nazi Sympathizer (Creators Syndicate)
Trump is too tacky and high-strung and unpredictable for the business class. America's ruling elites like their racism served up quietly in a well-tailored suit, under a tight helmet of elder-statesman hair, delivered calmly and slowly, so bland that no one pays attention. This is where Mike Pence comes in.

Paul Krugman: Fascism, American Style (NY Times)
How many Republicans will refuse to collaborate?

Andrew Tobias: Success!!!!!
Next week your kids or grandkids start school, but here is the report card for Success Academy charter schools - #1 in New York State.

Stuart Kells: Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries (The Guardian)
Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves - they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves.

Emine Saner: "How to live to 100 and be happy (by those who have done it!)" (The Guardian)
There are now a record number of centenarians in the UK. We asked six of them what they most enjoyed and most regretted in their eventful lives - and what tips they have for the rest of us to join them in the 100 club.

Peter Bradshaw: "Tobe Hooper: the director who took a chainsaw to wholesome family life" (The Guardian)
With his macabre horror masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hooper found dark inspiration in the shadowy, secretive side of the American household.

Glenn Kenny: "Walter Matthau Sings! (and Other Delights of Hopscotch)" (Criterion)
Hopscotch, the 1980 Cold War espionage romp under consideration here, found Matthau back in full comic flower.

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

David Bruce's Smashwords Page

David Bruce's Blog

David Bruce's Lulu Storefront

David Bruce's Apple iBookstore

David Bruce has over 80 Kindle books on



Michael Egan


Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

In Western cultures, what time of night is traditionally understood as The Witching Hour?


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

Born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, this Jersey Boy has 39 Top 40 hits and was inducted with his group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. By what name is he more famously known?

       Frankie Valli                                                      Source

Frankie Valli (born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio; May 3, 1934) is an American singer, known as the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He is known for his unusually powerful head voice. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons alias The Wonder Who?, and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The Four Seasons, Valli's number-one hits included "Sherry" (1962), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (1962), "Walk Like a Man" (1963), "Rag Doll" (1964) and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (1975). Valli's recording of the song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" reached number two in 1967. "You're Ready Now", a Valli solo recording from 1966, became a surprise hit in the UK as part of the Northern soul scene and hit number eleven on the British pop charts in December 1970. As a solo artist, Valli scored number-one hits with the songs "My Eyes Adored You" (1974) and "Grease" (1978).

Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio - the original members of The Four Seasons - were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   That has to be Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons fame.

Randall wrote:
   Frankie Valli

Alan J answered:
   Frankie Valli.

mj said:
   I can't hit notes that high
  Franki Valli, who, with the Four Seasons, inspired SCTVs Five Neat Guys.

David of Moon Valley responded:
   sounds like he of the Four Seasons...the one and only Frankie Valli?

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Frankie Valli

Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
   Must be Frankie Valli of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
  One of my earliest memories of my oldest sister is of her singing "Sherry" in her best falsetto while washing dishes in the kitchen sink.
  I would have been about 5 years old; she'd be about 16.

zorch replied:
   Frankie Valli

Adam answered:
   Frankie Valli

Daniel in The City responded:
   Frankie Valli

Billy in Cypress said:
   Frankie Valli, but I did not remember how to spell the name until I looked it up on Google.

Deborah replied:
   Francesco Stephen Castelluccio is better known as Frankie Valle, to whom I've listening since he fronted the 4 Seasons. Seems like a lifetime ago.
  106° yesterday, 110° predicted for today. I'm ready for fall.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, answered:
   Frankie Valli…102°F today up here at 200 ft.…way too fucking hot! Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali

BttbBob   wrote:
   Frankie Valli... I remember this tune...
   Let's Hang On - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - YouTube
  ... as the theme song for a family Christmas vacation to Florida in '65. Whenever I hear or think of it a triggered memory of riding from West Palm Beach to Fort Myers one bright sunny day and it playing on the car's AM radio pops into my head... Good times.


  August 29 Birthdays - Celebrities Born August 29 | Famous Birthdays

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Gene took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




Middle Class Political Economist

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



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Innocence lost: Stephen King's It and the real-life horror of kids in Hollywood | Film | The Guardian

New Missouri law lowers St. Louis minimum wage from $10 to $7.70 per hour - AOL Finance

How can law-and-order Republicans stay silent on Joe Arpaio's pardon? | Raúl M Grijalva | Opinion | The Guardian

Pelvic mesh victims disgusted at suggestion of anal sex as solution | Australia news | The Guardian

Santorini's tourism boom: 'We are at saturation point' | World news | The Guardian

Masked anarchists violently rout right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley - SFGate

OK police chief ousted after revelations he's listed as the owner of a white supremacist website

Maxine Waters Hands Trump His A** Once More On Twitter; "The Church Of Maxine" Keeps Score

In the Fog of Flood..Trump is militarizing the Police....TODAY by rolling back Obama's ban.

Why did we use leaded petrol for so long? - BBC News

How to keep Trump's thumb off the nuclear button (opinion) - CNN

Reality Show President Timed Arpaio Pardon For Ratings

Televangelist Joel Osteen slammed for keeping megachurch doors' closed after Hurricane Harvey

Conservative columnist: Arpaio pardon reminds us Trump 'is irredeemable, unfit for office'

Republican Trump ally reportedly says: 'He's an asshole, but he's our asshole' | US news | The Guardian

Thanks, Michelle!



Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Confounds the Science - (Parody of) Sound of Silence - YouTube

Trump Has Essentially Abdicated The Basic Responsibilities Of A President | HuffPost

Why Trump's Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio Matters - The Atlantic

Hurricane Harvey Probably Isn't a 500-Year Event Anymore - Mother Jones

Paul Krugman: America Has Begun Its Slide Into Fascism | Alternet

Trump Organization sought business help from Putin while Trump praised him on campaign trail - ThinkProgress

Kathy Griffin Admits Her Friendship With Anderson Cooper Is Over | HuffPost

Arpaio considering run against Flake - POLITICO

Mexico offers to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas | TheHill

Stormfront, the internet's oldest major racist website, has domain suspended -

Donald Trump is making local policing militarized again -

Trump's Arpaio pardon sends a clear signal to racist, brutal cops: I've got your back -

Thousands of advertisers have blacklisted Breitbart. Can Sinclair really partner with the site? -

Trump: I Pardoned Arpaio on Friday Night Because of Hurricane Ratings - The Daily Beast

PhoenixNewTimes on Twitter: "We've been covering Joe Arpaio for more than 20 years. Here's a couple of things you should know about him

Winter Cold Used To Kill Off Forest-Eating Beetles. Not Anymore. | HuffPost

Call the 'Alt-Right' Movement What It Is: Racist as Hell - Rolling Stone

Procter and Gamble's new anti-racism ad "My Black is Beautiful" is roiling white America - Quartz

Captain America's Creator Spent a Lifetime Punching Nazis

Tillerson switcheroo may happen sooner than expected - Axios

How Donald Trump and Elaine Chao Sold Off Flood-Control Policy to the Highest Bidders | The Nation

Climate change did not "cause" Harvey, but it's a huge part of the story - Vox



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

from that Mad Cat, JD









Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music


In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Unpleasantly toasty and only gonna get worse.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a RERUN 'Bull', then a RERUN 'NCIS: The Third One'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 7/18/17) are Keegan-Michael Key and Cillian Murphy.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 6/22/17) are Dominic Cooper, Laura Haddock, and athletes from the Nitro World Games.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'Hollywood Game Night'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 6/27/17) are Steve Carell, Lily Collins, and Sheryl Crow.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 8/3/17) are John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, and Rep. Adam Schiff.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/6/17) are Werner Herzog, Veronica Ferres, Potty Mouth, and Monica Barbaro.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a FRESH 'Somewhere Between'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 8/16/17) are Zach Galifianakis, Lake Bell, and Midland.

The CW here fills the night with LIVE 'Dodger Baseball'.

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

AMC offers the movie 'Men In Black', followed by the movie 'Independence Day'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Cold Blood-Part 2.
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Vincent and The Doctor
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-The Lodger
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-The Pandorica Opens-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Big Bang-Part 2.
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Loud as a Whisper
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection
 [8:00PM]    SWORDFISH (2001)
 [10:00PM]    SWORDFISH (2001)
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Loud as a Whisper
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection

Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH 'A Night With My Ex', and 'Vanderpump Rules'.

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 are Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush.

FX has the movie 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings'.

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  -   
 [6:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Spread Your Wings
 [6:45AM]    ROBOCOP
 [9:00AM]    ROBOCOP 2
 [11:30AM]    ROBOCOP 3
 [1:45PM]    ROBOCOP
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter
 [4:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Keep Yourself Alive
 [5:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
 [5:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Love of My Life
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-That '70s Finale
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Pilot
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Keep Yourself Alive
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Love of My Life
 [1:00AM]    BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW-If the Killer is Watching
 [1:30AM]    ROBOCOP 3
 [3:45AM]    TRANCE    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:30AM]    Barney Miller-Snow Job
 [7:00AM]    Barney Miller-Graft
 [7:30AM]    Barney Miller-The Courtesans
 [8:00AM]    Barney Miller-The Stakeout
 [8:30AM]    What About Bob?
 [10:45AM]    The World's End
 [1:15PM]    Analyze This
 [3:45PM]    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
 [6:00PM]    Vegas Vacation
 [8:00PM]    Overboard
 [10:30PM]    Splash
 [1:00AM]    Edward Scissorhands
 [3:30AM]    Stand by Me
 [5:30AM]    Barney Miller-The Stakeout    (ALL TIMES EDT)

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

On a RERUN Conan (from 6/7/17) are Nick Offerman, Annabelle Wallis, and Mark Normand.

TCM spends 24 hours with Marion Davies
 6:00 AM]      Hearts Divided (1936)
 [7:30 AM]      Operator 13 (1934)
 [9:00 AM]      Enchantment (1921)    SILENT 
 [10:30 AM]      The Bride's Play (1921)    SILENT 
 [12:00 PM]      The Red Mill (1926)    SILENT 
 [1:30 PM]      Five And Ten (1931)
 [3:15 PM]      Peg O' My Heart (1933)
 [5:00 PM]      The Florodora Girl (1930)
 [6:30 PM]      The Patsy (1928)     SILENT 
 [8:00 PM]      When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)    SILENT 
 [10:15 PM]      Show People (1928)    SILENT 
 [12:00 AM]      Marianne (1929)
 [2:00 AM]      Blondie of the Follies (1932)
 [4:00 AM]      Page Miss Glory (1935)

Wednesday   -  08/30/17

TCM spends 24 hours with George Sanders
 6:00 AM]      Cairo (1963)
 [8:00 AM]      Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons (1960)
 [10:00 AM]      Village of the Damned (1961)
 [11:30 AM]      The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
 [12:45 PM]      The Gay Falcon (1942)
 [2:00 PM]      The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
 [4:00 PM]      Foreign Correspondent (1940)
 [6:15 PM]      A Shot in the Dark (1964)
 [8:00 PM]      Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
 [10:15 PM]      Journey to Italy (1954)
 [12:00 AM]      A Touch Of Larceny (1960)
 [2:00 AM]      Lured (1947)
 [4:00 AM]      Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

TNT has a FRESH 'Animal Kingdom'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from 08/25/88) - Jonathan Winters, Karen Josephson, and Sarah Josephson.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network


Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV

Any opinions?   Marty

Or reviews?   Marty

Support the e-page!

(See below for addresses)


Participants of "Charlottesville to D.C: The March to Confront White Supremacy" begin a ten-day trek to the nation's capital from Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. August 28, 2017.
Photo by Sait Serkan Gurbuz


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Pulls Plug On Japan Whale Hunt

Sea Shepherd

Activist group Sea Shepherd Tuesday pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer match the country's military and economic power.

The organisation has waged a 12-year high-seas battle against whaling in the Southern Ocean, claiming success for saving thousands of the giant mammals and bringing the slaughter to world attention.

But the group's founder Paul Watson said his ships would not sail this year, with different strategies and tactics needed to hinder the hunt.

"What we discovered is that Japan is now employing military surveillance to watch Sea Shepherd ship movements in real-time by satellite and if they know where our ships are at any given moment, they can easily avoid us," he said in a statement.

"We cannot compete with their military-grade technology."

Sea Shepherd


A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017.
Photo by Adrees Latif


Cyber-Security Advisers Resign


Eight of Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) cyber-security advisers have resigned, warning the President had "given insufficient attention to the growing threats" facing the US.

A quarter of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council's 28 members quit with a joint letter in which they claimed Mr Trump "threatened the security of the homeland".

The panel is tasked with advising the US Homeland Security Department on cyber-security and the protection of infrastructure.

The eight departing members accused Trump's administration of failing to be "adequately attentive to the pressing national security matters" or "responsive to sound advice received from experts".



Newhead News


More Likely To Swear

Intelligent People

It's the news that every foul-mouthed person has been waiting for - the opportunity to excuse your potty mouth as one of the side-effects of being smart.

Researchers at the University of Rochester quizzed 1,000 people about 400 typical behaviours, and discovered a strong like between intelligence and swearing.

During the study, all participants were asked to state how often they performed 400 behaviours, and how often.

Those with higher intellects were found to be more likely to curse, eat spicy breakfasts, and walk around the house naked.

Extroverts, as you'd probably expect, like to drive cars faster than 75mph, gamble, tell dirty jokes, and drink a lot.

Intelligent People


Sam Speights tries to hold back tears while holding his dogs and surveying the damage to his home in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 27, 2017, in Rockport, Texas.
Photo by Eric Gay


Tennessee Theater Cancels Annual Screening

'Gone With the Wind'

A Memphis movie theater canceled its annual screening of "Gone With the Wind" following complaints of racially insensitive content.

The Orpheum Theatre has aired the classic 1939 film for the past 34 years during its summer movie series. The theater received complaints after the movie's screening this year, which took place the night before the deadly events of a "Unite the Right" rally by white nationalists on Aug. 12. Moviegoers criticized the film's romanticized portrayal of slavery and life on a Southern plantation.

The theater's decision, however, has generated mixed responses from its fanbase. While some decry its "censorship" of the Oscar-winner, others applaud the theater for pulling the screening.

"Shame on you for removing 'GWTW.' I have always enjoyed shows and performances at your venue. You have lost a loyal customer due to your small minded censorship," one commenter wrote on the Orpheum Theatre's Facebook page.

Another said, "I applaud your difficult but proper decision to cut 'Gone With The Wind' from your film choices. Most in our culture have moved on, and I hope those angered can find other ways to watch the film while remaining supporters of your important and unique business."

'Gone With the Wind'


Digby's Hullabaloo




Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) has endorsed a Twitter post that appears to blame leftist demonstrators for the violence that has shocked the nation in recent weeks, and has seen at least one death.

Mr Trump retweeted a post made by Dinesh D'Souza (R-Disgraced), a conservative commentator, convicted felon, adulterer, and prominent critic of former President Barack Obama, that implied that the media has purposefully downplayed violence from left-wing demonstrators and blaming the right.

Mr D'Souza linked to a Washington Post article that cited the Associated Press, noting that "black-clad antifa" - short for anti-fascist - demonstrators had "stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people."

Mr Trump has been criticised recently for his response following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, when a counter protester was killed after a suspected white supremacist drove his car through a group of peaceful protesters. Those demonstrations had also seen clashes between neo-Nazis and counter-protesters, some of who were dressed in all black with their faces covered in the style of "antifa" protesters.

The emergence of antifa protesters has coincided with a surge in white supremacist rallies, and alongside the rise of Mr Trump on the national political scene. Clashes between those two groups have been seen at demonstrations throughout the country, including previous clashes in Berkeley before a planned speech by right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Clashes have been seen repeatedly in Portland, Oregon, as well.



A woman carries her dog into a collector's vintage military truck to evacuate from flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas Aug. 27, 2017.
Photo by Rick Wilking


Freedom From Regulations


We do value our freedom here in Texas. As I write from soggy Central Texas, the cable news is showing people floating down Buffalo Bayou on their principles, proud residents of the largest city in these United States that did not grow in accordance with zoning ordinances.

The feeling there was that persons who own real estate should be free to develop it as they wish. Houston, also known as the Bayou City, is a great location because of its access to international shipping in the Gulf of Mexico. It is not a great location for building, though, because of all its impervious cover. If water could easily sink into the ground, there would be less of it ripping down Houston's rivers that just a week ago were overcrowded streets.

In less-free cities, the jackbooted thugs in the zoning department impose limits on the amount of impervious cover in a development. Some of the limits can be finessed by lining parking lots with bricks turned sideways, so grass can be planted in the holes.

I got snarky in the law school class where I first heard that Houston had no zoning, wishing out loud I could build a rendering plant in the so-posh River Oaks neighborhood. I was quickly slapped down by the freedom fighters in the class, who informed me that there are no rendering plants in River Oaks because the real estate costs too much. Did I not understand that the market regulates land use much more effectively than bureaucrats could?

As I write this, Hurricane Harvey is ambling off toward Louisiana, taking with him the high winds and the danger of storm surges but leaving rain and more rain. Critics in the cheap seats are complaining that Houston issued no mandatory evacuation order. That would only occur to somebody who has never sat in the parking lot that Loop 610 becomes at least twice a day when people are just going to and from work.



Adding Police Torture Topic To Curriculum

Chicago Schools

A police brutality scandal that remains one of the most shameful episodes in the history of Chicago and continues to haunt the city decades after it ended is about to become a topic taught to every student in the nation's third largest school district.

On Monday, the Chicago Public Schools announced that it had launched last year a pilot program in six schools in which students were taught about police torture inflicted on African American suspects for years by a group of detectives under the command of former Police Commander Jon Burge.

The story of what happened - the dozens of men who were tortured into confessing of crimes they didn't commit - will be part of the curriculum for every 8th grader and high school freshmen in the city's public schools. The rollout comes more than two years after the City Council approved an ordinance that called for the city to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the torture victims, issue a formal apology, provide other benefits such as free tuition to the victims and their families, and teach the students of the city about the scandal.

At a news conference, educators and others including the torture victims themselves said it was especially important to roll out the curriculum at a time when the city's police are trying to win back public trust that was shattered with the 2015 release of a video of a white police officer fatally shooting black teen Laquan McDonald 16 times. It also comes at a time when the U.S. is confronted by rising white nationalism.

Chicago Schools


Joe Garcia, right, and his dog Heidi ride in Murphy Fire Department's Todd Herrington's boat after being rescued from his flooded home as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas.
Photo by David J. Phillip


World's Toughest Law Against Plastic Bags


Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.

Many bags drift into the ocean, strangling turtles, suffocating seabirds and filling the stomachs of dolphins and whales with waste until they die of starvation.

"If we continue like this, by 2050, we will have more plastic in the ocean than fish," said Habib El-Habr, an expert on marine litter working with the U.N. Environment Programme in Kenya.

Plastic bags, which El-Habr says take between 500 to 1,000 years to break down, also enter the human food chain through fish and other animals. In Nairobi's slaughterhouses, some cows destined for human consumption had 20 bags removed from their stomachs.

Kenya's law allows police to go after anyone even carrying a plastic bag. But Judy Wakhungu, Kenya's environment minister, said enforcement would initially be directed at manufacturers and suppliers.



Go Vegetarian Due To Climate Change

Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears have stopped eating salmon in favour of elderberries after being forced to make a choice due to climate change. Warming temperatures meant that the berries are ripening earlier than usual, at exactly the same time as the freshwater streams on Alaska's Kodiak Island are overflowing with sockeye salmon.

The island's brown bears typically feed first on salmon in early summer, followed by elderberries later in the season, in late August and September.

The study found that during the unusually warm summer of 2014, the bears, which would traditionally kill up to 75 percent of the salmon, were nowhere to be seen near the streams.

Instead, they were in the hills busy munching on berries, which contain less protein and therefore take less energy to break down, causing them to gain weight more quickly.

On average, red elderberries are said to be ripening two and a half days earlier every decade.

Grizzly Bears






Say Thanks to Bart by helping Mrs. Bart make the mortgage, pay some bills and feed the kitties.

You could PayPal something to

OR you could send a "love" check to
PO Box 54466
Tulsa, OK 74155

Remember to use Bart's Amazon portal for purchases.


lunar phases

Click Here!

Weather.Org | World Weather Forecast and Climate History

Gulf Fritillary Butterflies - 2017

BartBlog - The Blog of

My Guest Map

page of flags

Erin Hart Show Links

Conan Welcomes You To CONAN360°

BadtotheboneBob's Veteran's Reports Archive

Nick's Crusade

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

Shameless Commerce's Buy Bruce's Anecdote Books

Baron Dave Romm Portal

Cory!! Strode, Formerly The Best Dressed Man In Comics

Digby's Hullabaloo

Mike Malloy Radio Show : Progressive Radio : Online Video Streaming : The Best In Nighttime Liberal Talk! M-F 9pm-12am.

ColdType - Writing Worth Reading From Around The World - Joe Bageant

Joe Bageant

Irascible Professor

Media Matters

The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol

skippy the bush kangaroo

The Monkey Buddha

Today In Afghanistan

Freeway Blogger

Newhead News

Issues & Alibis

I'm Not Sorry

Internet Weekly

Unpopular Ideas

Project for the OLD American Century

2 Dudes

The Mr. Nice Guy Show

Rise and Death of Robot Wisdom

Damien Hirst official page

Academic Earth

Affordable Colleges Online: Higher Education Affordability for Veterans

Computer Engineering Degree Program Guide



Woodstock Preservation Alliance


War Is A Racket - Major General Smedley Butler

The War Prayer - Mark Twain


Who served?


Bill Clinton - Chris Wallace/Faux News - 09/23/06 - Transcript

Stephen Colbert - White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Transcript

The complete transcript - Barack Obama - 2016 White House correspondents' dinner speech

The complete transcript - Larry Wilmore - 2016 White House correspondents' dinner speech

100 Most Banned Books

Photos from D.C. - Nancy Maynard

Melania Trump's nude British GQ photo shoot | British GQ

Melania Trump like you've never seen her before | New York Post

Melania Trump's girl-on-girl photos from racy shoot revealed | New York Post

Johnsonburg, PA - page 5


Church of Reality - click here for more information


Disinfotainment Today - Click Here!

FAnnetastic - Click Here!!

Click Here!

Click Here!

New Head News - Click Here!

War Is A Crime : Click Here!

Saint Clinton

Raw Story - Click Here!

Click Here!

Drink In Hand - Click Here!

Click Here!

Click here for printable version



You have reached the Home page of BartCop Entertainment.

Do you have something to say?
Anything that increased your blood pressure, or, even better, amused or entertained?

Do you have a great album no one's heard?
How about a favorite TV show, movie, book, play, cartoon, or legal amusement?
A popular artist that just plain pisses you off?
A box set the whole world should own?
Vile, filthy rumors about Republican hypocrites?

Just plain vile, filthy rumors?

In other words, submissions are welcome.

Send mail to Marty
( SuprmChaos at yahoo dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at aol dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at hotmail dot com )

Or this Marty
( marty at suprmchaos dot com )

Thank you


Previous Issue

BartCop Entertainment Archives



Return to BartCop

"Management reserves the right to edit, yada yada."

''You send it to me, it's mine.''

Legal Stuff

Established 26 July, 2001

Heh heh heh

©  2017