BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 15 November, 2017


15 November, 2017

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M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - September 2nd, 2015

PROFuseo Celebrates the Excess

From DJ Useo

Yes, I know I put out a new mashup collection just over a month ago ( ). However, with my recent interruption of hosting, & some needed down time, I finished way more tracks than I needed. I mentioned that fact to my celebrated AUDIOBOOTS ( ) partner, Chocomang ( ), & he coined the term "Profuseo", telling me I should just release another collection. I always strive to follow advice, so I proceeded along those lines.

I went through my voluminous file of unreleased mashups, selecting the best, & most recent. This resulted in three hours & nineteen minutes of variety style tracks. Next, DJ Petrushka generously contributed her efforts & whittled the set down to a mere 2 hours, & 28 tracks. Perfect for a new 2 disc collection I dubbed with the Chocomang title "PROFuseo".

It was a bit rough watching Petrushka delete many a track I adored. In fact, she removed a few I thought to be the best. She's a proven commodity in track selection, however, so I ended up with the set most likely to draw listeners. I'd actually made a track with Katy Perry vocals, & liked it very much, but it got turned away immediately. I'll surely post that one sometime soon. What I have on the album represents what I do, very well. It goes from style to style with little regard for coherency, but keeping an ear cocked for appeal.

Over the last few weeks KOPIMI RADIO with Mazanga Von Badman ( ) has been previewing several of the tracks appearing on "PROFuseo" live on radio to a LARGE audience. It was not only a thrill for me, but I gained lots of confidence regarding the tracks appeal. He even played a few of the ones that didn't make the final cut. That meant to me that the unused cuts were fine for pleasing audiences. Certainly Mazanga liked them enough to air them, & he has excellent taste in bootleg music.

Among the sources on "PROFuseo" are Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, & Techno artists, all contrasted against opposing styles to offer the best genre clash. Check here for the full sourced playlist ( ) I hope you like this latest useo album. You know I do.

Latest Useo full mashup podcast - "DJ Useo - Thunderstorm Mashup Podcast September 2015 ( 1:29:59 )" has tons of fine new mashups by many home producers. I also threw in an unreleased track with THEORY OF A DEAD MAN singing from "PROFuseo". ( I guess it's not unreleased anymore, lol. ) Stream, or download here ( )

Mashup Showcase, my 30 minute bi-weekly show that focuses on only one Mashup Producer per show is newly re-hosted, & back with new episodes. Tonight I post show 24, another new one with the Fantastic DJ Rudec. All past shows can be found up & down the page here ( ) Numbered for your ease of collectability.

More next week.




Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: "Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation" (NY Times Column)
The G.O.P. tax bills looks like attempts to entrench a hereditary plutocracy.

Andrew Tobias: So How Does It End?
And now we're figuring things out faster and faster - so exponentially so that it's all almost surely coming to an explosively glorious beginning for us - or end - over the next second. (And conducting humanity's crescendo we had people like Obama, Biden, Clinton, and the Pope. Now we have people like Trump, Bannon, Kushner, and the Pope. It's enough to turn me Catholic. But I digress.)

Arwa Mahdawi: "After the tide of sexual harassment cases I realized: I'm a bit of a sexist" (The Guardian)
I'm a proud feminist and yet, I've also come to realize that, like many - if not all - women, I'm a bit of a misogynist.

Joe Raiola: Bill Maher And Sarah Silverman Are Cowardly And Silent When It Comes To Louis C.K. (Huffington Post)
The two comics are known for their biting commentary, which made their decision to spare Louis C.K. all the more bizarre.

"Biden: 'Not Sure' 2020 Presidential Run Is 'The Appropriate Thing For Me To Do'" (AP)
Biden suggested that if "no one steps up," he'd be open to giving it another try. "I'm not doing anything to run," he said. "I'm not taking names, I'm not raising money, I'm not talking to anybody, but something's got to happen."

Felicity Cloake: Can a mushroom a day keep the doctor away? (The Guardian)
When it comes to anti-ageing antioxidants, mushrooms really are magic. And best of all are the deliciously tasty ceps or porcini.

Frank Cottrell Boyce: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: the tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame (The Guardian)
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Frank Cottrell-Boyce on a new film about her finding love and a second life with a chaotic Liverpool family.

Peter Bradshaw: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool review - Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in stranger-than-fiction love story (The Guardian)
A tremendous central duo breathe life into Paul McGuigan's endearing retelling of the real-life romance between a struggling young actor and Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame.

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Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

In Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts, Snoopy was often stated to have how many siblings?


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

November's birthstones are topaz and citrine. What is November's birth flower?

       Chrysanthemum                                                      Source

November's birthstones are the topaz (particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine.

Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.        Source

Randall was first, and correct, with:

Alan J said:

Mark. wrote:
   Chrysanthemum is November's birth flower.

Gene responded:

Deborah replied:
   It's the Chrysanthemum. I still consider that October's birth flower (I'm biased), mostly because by November in South Jersey there was little in flower, unless it was a protected Christmas cactus.

Adam answered:

Rosemary in Columbus wrote:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Chrysanthemum the November birth flower symbolize cheerfulness, rest, loveliness, optimism, abundance, wealth. Red means love. Yellow means slighted love and white means truth.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:

Billy in Cypress responded:
   Chrysanthemum or "Mum" for short.

zorch replied:

Joe S     wrote:
   Chrysanthemum. Carla's birthday was in November and she much preferred the Pink Rose over the Chrysanthemum.

David from Moon Valley took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Sandra in Maine took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

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

Gary E.K. took the day off.

George M. took the day off.

Gary K. took the day off.

BttbBob   wrote:

  November 15 Birthdays - Celebrities Born November 15 | Famous Birthdays

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

President Trump's Thing for Thugs - The New York Times

Why are half of Latino immigrant TV characters portrayed as criminals? | Television & radio | The Guardian

Amazon announces Lord of the Rings TV adaptation | Television & radio | The Guardian

Morford: China's Alibaba just did $25 billion in sales in a single day. Scared yet? - SFGate

'Poison In The Republican Bloodstream' Editorials In Alabama Blast Roy Moore

Rep. Speier: Two current congressmen have harassed, groped, exposed genitals to Hill staffers

Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt Goes There: VP Pence is a "Titanic Fraud," and "Nonstop Liar."

'Evangelicals' and Child Marriage

The Republican tax bill would mean a devastating $25 billion in cuts to Medicare

Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan : NPR

FDA Warns Of Risks Associated With Kratom : Shots - Health News : NPR

Drug-Shooting 'Bazooka' Seized In Mexico As Smugglers Aim Skyward : The Two-Way : NPR

Louise Erdrich Delivers A Dystopian Feminist Thriller In 'Future Home' : NPR

Yeah, About That Twitter Account That Alleged Bribery in the Roy Moore Scandal...

Steve Bannon's War on Republicans Loses Him a Major Supporter

Report: 'Every 16-year-old girl in Fresno' has been approached by sex-traffickers, police say - SFGate

Trump administration seeks to delay findings on pesticides - SFGate

Thanks, Michelle!



Reader Comment

Current Events

A bunch of cartoons related to the Alabama pervert are attached.

Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda!



Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Is There Irrefutable Evidence of the Trump Campaign's Collusion with Russia? | Alternet

It's Getting Bad Folks - Talking Points Memo

Locals Were Troubled by Roy Moore's Interactions with Teen Girls at the Gadsden Mall | The New Yorker

NYT: White House officials floated replacing Moore with Sessions | TheHill

Anti-LGBT hate groups and others stand by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore despite sexual abuse allegations | Southern Poverty Law Center

Editorial in 3 Alabama newspapers blasts Moore as 'unfit for public office' - POLITICO

That Time Roy Moore Refused to Convict a Child Molester Who Abused a 4-Year-Old | Alternet

The Troll Smearing Roy Moore's Accuser Stole a Dead Navy SEAL's Identity | The Daily Beast

Why Roy Moore's Law-School Professor Nicknamed Him Fruit Salad | The New Yorker

GOP megadonor Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon - POLITICO

Steve Bannon and Allies Have Second Thoughts About Roy Moore, Sources Say | The Daily Beast

This Is How Desperate Trump Has Grown for Anything He Can Call a 'Win' | Alternet

Donald Trump says something that isn't true 5.5 times a day. Every day. - CNNPolitics

Stephen Miller May Have Some Problems - Talking Points Memo

Trump tweeted about Podesta emails 15 minutes after WikiLeaks asked Trump Jr. to: report | TheHill

A Week After Virginia Election Sweep, Democrats Join Republicans for More Bank Deregulation | The Intercept

Before He Was Tapped By Donald Trump, Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett J. Talley Investigated Paranormal Activity | The Daily Beast

The Paradise Papers Make the Republican Tax Plan Look Insane - VICE

Mike Pence Can't Keep His Lies Straight, and It's Starting to Catch Up with Him | Alternet

Trump wrongly claims Obama's plane didn't land in Philippines | TheHill

Bill Browder, Putin Enemy No. 1 | GQ

CIA Officer Joins NSC Staff As Agency Vows To Be More "Vicious" | Buzzfeed

The most respected Supreme Court reporter of her generation slams media "objectivity" - Vox

Lawmakers Question Whether Key CIA Nominee Misled Congress - Talking Points Memo

How Rupert Murdoch destroyed the Republican Party - The Washington Post

Don't Count on the Cabinet to Stop a Trump-Ordered Nuclear Strike - POLITICO Magazine

Donald Trump's appalling Asian vacation is finally over: Could it have been worse? -



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





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny and seasonal.

Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'Survivor', followed by a FRESH 'SEAL Team', then a FRESH 'Criminal Minds'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Jordan Peele, Alia Shawkat, and Paul Mecurio.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Kim Kardashian West, Ludacris, and Amy Shark.

NBC opens the night with a FRESH 'The Blacklist', followed by a FRESH 'The Voice', then a FRESH 'Chicago PD'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Gary Oldman, Gigi Hadid, Darryl Strawberry, and Macklemore.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Jeremy Irons, Rich Eisen, Jessica Ladd, and Michel'le Baptiste.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Gilbert Gottfried, Dressy Bessy, and Janina Gavankar.

ABC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Goldbergs', followed by a FRESH 'Speechless', then a FRESH 'Modern Family', followed by a FRESH 'American Housewife', then a FRESH 'Designated Survivor'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Colin Farrell, Patton Oswalt, and Bishop Briggs.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Riverdale', followed by a FRESH 'Dynasty'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Empire', followed by a FRESH 'Star'.

MY has 'Page Six TV', followed by 'Top 30', then an old 'Dateline'.

A&E has 2 hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Storage Wars', then another FRESH 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Ozzie & Jack's World Detour'.

AMC offers the movie 'Live Free Or Die Hard', followed by the movie 'Deja Vu', then the movie 'Seven'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 21-Juggernaut
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Someone to Watch Over Me
 [8:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 23-11:59
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Silence in the Library-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-Forest of the Dead-Part 2 .
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-Midnight
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-The Quality of Life
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Chain of Command (Part 1)
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 14-Face of the Enemy
 [9:00PM]    THE OUTSIDERS (1983)
 [11:00PM]    THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)
 [1:30AM]    THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Chain of Command (Part 1)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NJ', another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NJ', another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH 'South Park', then a FRESH 'Broad City'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Opposition is Sarah Lacy.

FX has the movie 'Jurassic World', followed by the movie 'Man Of Steel'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', and another 'American Pickers'.

IFC  -   
 [6:15AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 1
 [6:45AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 2
 [7:15AM]    UP IN SMOKE
 [9:15AM]    SUPER
 [2:00PM]    DUE DATE
 [10:00PM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-The Eyes of Evie Barret
 [10:30PM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Hex Marks the Tot
 [11:00PM]    DUE DATE
 [1:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-The Eyes of Evie Barret
 [1:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Hex Marks the Tot
 [5:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-The Eyes of Evie Barret
 [5:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Hex Marks the Tot     (ALL TIMES EST)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Bus
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Mildred
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Kids
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Peggy
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Of Moose and Men
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Soldier of the Month
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H-The Gun
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Mail Call Again
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H-The Price of Tomato Juice
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Ma
 [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Der Tag
 [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Hawkeye
 [12:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Some 38th Parallels
 [1:00PM]    M*A*S*H-The Novocaine Mutiny
 [1:30PM]    Mystic Pizza
 [4:00PM]    An Officer and a Gentleman
 [7:00PM]    The Notebook
 [10:00PM]    The A Word
 [11:20PM]    Rosehaven-Episode 4
 [11:55PM]    The Notebook
 [2:55AM]    The A Word
 [4:15AM]    Rosehaven-Episode 4
 [4:50AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Barney and the Cave Rescue
 [5:25AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Andy and Opie's Pal    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Paul', followed by the movie 'Green Lantern'.

FRESH 'Samantha Bee'.
On a RERUN Conan (from 8/23/17) are Kathy Bates, Seann William Scott, and Jeff Caldwell.

TCM spends most of the day and all of the night with the pride of Indiana, PA, James Stewart
 [6:00 AM]      Citizen Kane (1941)
 [8:15 AM]      Gun Crazy (1949)
 [10:00 AM]      Pot O' Gold (1941)
 [11:45 AM]      No Time for Comedy (1940)
 [1:45 PM]      Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
 [4:15 PM]      Malaya (1949)
 [6:00 PM]      Rope (1948)
 [8:00 PM]      Vertigo (1958)
 [10:30 PM]      Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)
 [1:30 AM]      The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
 [4:00 AM]      No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Thursday   -  11/16/17

TCM spends the night with Marsha Mason
 [6:00 AM]      Not So Dumb (1930)
 [7:30 AM]      Dulcy (1940)
 [9:00 AM]      Our Betters (1933)
 [10:30 AM]      No More Ladies (1935)
 [12:00 PM]      You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)
 [1:15 PM]      We Were Dancing (1942)
 [3:00 PM]      Hollywood Party (1934)
 [4:15 PM]      Dinner at Eight (1933)
 [6:15 PM]      Palm Springs Weekend (1963)
 [8:00 PM]      Cinderella Liberty (1973)
 [10:15 PM]      The Goodbye Girl (1977)
 [12:15 AM]      Promises in the Dark (1979)
 [2:15 AM]      Audrey Rose (1977)
 [4:15 AM]      Blume in Love (1973)

USA has a FRESH 'Mr. Robot'.

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Samantha Bee attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostin


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Women of the Year Awards


At 79, California Rep. Maxine Waters was the oldest of the nine women Glamour magazine honored at its annual Women of the Year Awards held last night at the King's Theater in Brooklyn. But she took to the stage with more energy and passion than any of her younger counterparts.

"I feel so very special," said Waters after accepting her award from Zendaya, who was clad in a hot pink Viktor & Rolf jumpsuit. "I am so pleased to see the concern that you are showing about what is happening at the highest level of government."

She went on to address "young people" in a thunderous tone that straddled the line between motivational speaker and preacher. "You recognize when a leader is dangerous - even if that leader is the president of United States of America!" she roared.

"I want you to know that you can stand up to him or anybody else...and I continue to say, 'Impeach him!'" Before exiting the stage, she led the crowd in a rousing chant of "Impeach 45," fist raised to the ceiling.

The evening's other honorees, Nicole Kidman, Solange, Samantha Bee, Gigi Hadid, Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, astronaut Peggy Whiston, refugee-turned-education activist Muzoon Almellehan, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and surprise WOTY, outgoing Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive, all took to the stage to deliver gracious thank-you speeches. However it was the women who did not hail from Hollywood, like Waters, who received the greatest support from the audience.



Iman attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


Foreign Students Rejecting Over Political Climate

American Universities

International enrolments at US universities have fallen as many colleges fear the country's political climate, according to a national survey.

The Institute of International Education reported on Monday that the number of new students coming from abroad fell by an average of 7 per cent at nearly 500 colleges and universities surveyed this autumn, but said the results from school to school are more mixed than many had feared.

Many schools nevertheless have concerns about the US political climate and fear that it could drive students away.

While 45 per cent of schools saw declines in international enrolment, nearly a third said their numbers have increased since last year, the survey found. The remaining 24 per cent said they saw no change.

The White House's proposed travel bans and separate reports of violence against immigrants had fueled fears of a sharp decline in students coming from abroad. The anxiety spurred many campuses to boost their recruiting efforts, while some launched marketing campaigns meant to make foreign students feel welcome.

American Universities


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Rare Manuscripts

Aristophil Collection

Thousands of French investors are hoping to recover some of the money they lost in an alleged pyramid scheme when a collection of rare manuscripts goes up for auction starting next month.

The 130,000-piece collection has been estimated to be worth a sum that could run eight or nine figures. It includes the original 1785 manuscript for "The 120 Days of Sodom," the explicit and ultimately influential novel the Marquis de Sade wrote in the Bastille prison.

A judge ordered the documents seized three years ago as part of a fraud investigation. Other valuable highlights are a hand-written testimony by an American survivor of the Titanic and a text written by King Louis XVI a few months before his beheading during the French Revolution.

The so-called Aristophil collection will be gradually sold at the prestigious Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris. About 300 auctions are expected to take place over at least six years. Top lots for the first sale, scheduled for December 20, were displayed Tuesday outside Paris.

The works came from Aristophil, a company in Paris that police officers searched in November 2014 as part of an investigation into a suspected pyramid scam.

Aristophil Collection


Anita Hill attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


Says He's 'So Sorry'

Joe Biden

One woman put Joe Biden on the spot Monday afternoon over how he handled Anita Hill when, as a senator, he chaired the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court.

The former vice president appeared at Glamour's Women of the Year summit in New York with his wife, Jill Biden. After the discussion, BuzzFeed's lifestyle editor, Rachel Miller, stood up with a question for him.

"In the context of changing the culture and women being brave enough to come forward, I'm wondering if there's anything that you would do differently with regards to Anita Hill, if given the opportunity?" Miller asked.

"Let's get something straight here, I believed Anita Hill. I voted against Clarence Thomas," Biden responded to Miller. "The only issue in the Anita Hill case was whether or not there could be information submitted in a record without a name attached to it, anonymously accusing someone of something," he said, referring to criticisms that he didn't encourage more women to testify against Thomas.

Biden added that he is "confident" that Thomas sexually harassed Hill.

Joe Biden


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Senate Republicans Shoehorn Into Tax Bill

Anti-Abortion Measure

Republicans are making tax reform about abortion rights.

A widely criticized provision that would give fetuses access to college savings plans made it into the draft tax bill Senate Republicans released last week.

The measure is similar to one included in the House's tax plan. The provision would enable an embryo or a fetus ? defined by the proposed legislation as "an unborn child" ? to be named as a beneficiary to a 529 college savings account, a tax-advantaged way parents can invest money to save for education costs.

It's already relatively easy, under current tax law, to open a 529 before a child is born. The real intention here is to sneak anti-abortion language into federal law, according to feminists and abortion rights advocates.

The tax bill's language is part of a broader strategy employed by the White House and Congressional Republicans to chip away at Roe v. Wade, says Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president for reproductive health and rights at the National Partnership for Women and Families. For years, anti-abortion activists have tried (and mostly failed) to get "personhood" laws passed that would give embryos and fetuses rights - ultimately making it a crime to abort them.

Anti-Abortion Measure


Tax Hikes

13.8 Million

Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a nonpartisan analysis showed Monday.

The assessment by Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation emerged as the Senate's tax-writing committee began wading through the measure, working toward the first major revamp of the tax system in some 30 years.

Barging into the carefully calibrated work that House and Senate Republicans have done, President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) called for a steeper tax cut for wealthy Americans and pressed GOP leaders to add a contentious health care change to the already complex mix.

Overall, the legislation would deeply cut corporate taxes, double the standard deduction used by most Americans, and limit or repeal completely the federal deduction for state and local property, income and sales taxes. It carries high political stakes for Trump and Republican leaders in Congress, who view passage of tax cuts as critical to the GOP preserving its majorities at the polls next year.

The analysis found that the Senate measure would actually increase taxes in 2019 for 13.8 million households earning less than $200,000 a year. That group, about 10 percent of all U.S. taxpayers, would face tax increases of $100 to $500 in 2019. There also would be increases greater than $500 for a number of taxpayers, especially those with incomes between $75,000 and $200,000. By 2025, 21.4 million households would have steeper tax bills.

13.8 Million


Keith Urban, left, and Nicole Kidman attend the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


Sends Two "Reporters" To Alabama


Right-leaning news outlet Breitbart sent two reporters to Alabama for the purpose of discrediting the reporting on child sex abuse charges against Roy Moore (R-Possum).

The Republican Senate candidate running in the special election against Doug Jones has been accused by at least five women on the record of inappropriate behaviour while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

The website - led by controversial former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (R-Satan's Catamite), spoke with the mother of the accuser Leigh Corfman.

Ms Corfman told the Washington Post that when she was just 14, a 32-year-old Mr Moore made advances towards her on multiple occasions.

The pair met when Ms Corfman was waiting with her mother outside of a child custody hearing at which her parents were appearing. Mr Moore was working as a district attorney at the time.



NFL Stunt Cost Police Department $14,000


A planned political stunt by Vice President Mike Pence, in which he walked out of an NFL game in protest of players kneeling during the national anthem, cost the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department more than $14,000, new records show.

During an October game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, Pence made a show to leave the stadium after he saw players kneel for "The Star-Spangled Banner," later tweeting that he "will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."

Many believed Pence leaving the stadium was a premeditated stunt orchestrated by the White House, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. That belief was confirmed when President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Fabulist) tweeted that he had told Pence to leave once players knelt.

Journalists covering Pence at the time were not allowed in the stadium, told instead to stay in the vans and informed by a staffer that "there may be an early departure from the game," according to CNN.

Estimates of how much taxpayers spent for the political points were upwards of $88,000, primarily from air travel aboard Air Force 2. But documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington show the IMPD spent an additional $14,163 in security costs for the vice president.



Gabby Giffords, left, and Mark Kelly attend the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


Sticking Up For Hannity

Russian Bots

Fox "News's" Sean Hannity is getting support from Russian-linked social media accounts after they began amplifying a protest by the American far right against Keurig coffee machines when the company pulled advertising from Hannity's show.

Keurig is among five companies that removed ads from Fox'sHannity over the weekend following his coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore (R-Pervert), who is running for U.S. Senate in Alabama.

Hannity defended Moore last week and suggested his accuser-who claims she was 14 at the time of the incident when Moore was 32-could be lying. Accuser Leigh Corfman's account that Moore made sexual advances on her has been confirmed by her mother and an ex-boyfriend who she told about the incident. The allegations were first reported by The Washington Post, which cited three other women who said Moore pursued them when they were in their teens.

On Twitter the hashtag #BoycottKeurig is now number one in overall hashtags promoted by 600 accounts connected to Russian influence efforts tracked by the German Marshall Fund. The hashtag #standwithannity and the variant #istandwithhannity, #boycottkeurig, and #keurig are among the top trending hashtags promoted by these accounts.

On Sunday, white nationalist Angelo John Gage posted a video of himself on Twitter destroying a Keurig coffee machine using a hammer to protest the company's move to remove ads from Hannity's show. He used two of the hashtags amplified by the Russian social media network.

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What's The Plural?


The mythical namesake of Arizona's capital and biggest city has appeared in countless pieces of literature, on flags and in even comic books, but one Utah parent is concerned that the phoenix should not be the mascot of a new high school in his town.

Farmington High School is set to open in 2018. Kyle Fraughton, of Farmington, doesn't think phoenix should be the school's mascot because the word sounds similar to "penises" when pluralized.

Fraughton said hecklers would jeer vulgar comments at the school's athletic teams and hopes to curb potential bullying.

Fraughton told The Salt Lake Tribune that he and his neighbors were practicing potential cheers and were perplexed by how to pluralize phoenix. They initially tried phoenixes but it didn't sound right.

"I looked on Google and a couple hits down I saw that the plural of phoenix was either phoenixes or phoenices," Fraughton told The Salt Lake Tribune. "I have no interest in my daughter or my son playing sports and getting referred to as something like a penis."



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Kulkulcan Pyramid

Archaeologists believe they have found a hidden passageway beneath a 1,000-year-old Mayan temple.

The experts discovered the tunnel under the Kulkulcan pyramid, which is part of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in Yucatan, Mexico.

They think it could lead to a natural, water-filled sinkhole known as a cenote, which was discovered beneath the temple in 2015.

Cenotes are formed when limestone bedrock collapses, exposing the groundwater beneath.

Some of them are thought to have been used by the ancient Mayans for human sacrifices. Previous expeditions have found human bones in other cenotes beneath Chichen Itza.

Kulkulcan Pyramid


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Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. NFL Football: New England at Denver, NBC, 17.51 million.
    2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.56 million.
    3. "CMA Awards," ABC, 14.28 million.
    4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.8 million.
    5. "NCIS," CBS, 13.47 million.
    6. NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 13.11 million.
    7. "Young Sheldon," CBS, 12.39 million.
    8. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.27 million.
    9. NFL Football: Detroit at Green Bay, ESPN, 11.15 million.
   10. "Bull," CBS, 10.77 million.
   11. "Football Night in America, Part 3," NBC, 10.3 million.
   12. "The OT," Fox, 10.18 million.
   13. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.94 million.
   14. "This is Us," NBC, 9.89 million.
   15. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.63 million.
   16. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.48 million.
   17. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 9.32 million.
   18. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.22 million.
   19. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.21 million.
   20. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 8.69 million.
   20. "Thursday Night Pre-Kick," NBC, 8.69 million.




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