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1960 educational film... ed asner / gail fisher

some videos of the Trump "middle finger" to the astronauts cut out to a pic of the space station

this version keeps the "middle finger" in. some are saying he's doing the middle finger to the media


NYC right now: Massive march calling for the immediate removal of Trump and Pence.


They came to L.A. to chase a Hollywood dream. Two weeks later, they were homeless


So many people come to L.A. carrying little else but big dreams. One misstep, one con, one stroke of bad luck can be all it takes to derail them.


In Detroit, Loxk Calhoun (pronounced Lock, born DaShawn), had been scraping by for two years on his own since his mother kicked him out at 18. He was thrilled when someone in the music business encouraged him to come to L.A. He describes himself as an audio engineer who also writes music and raps and performs. He wants to be better known. The guy from L.A. said if Loxk just flew out here, he’d put him up and help make that happen.

But Loxk got here and he didn’t. He offered no help at all. When Loxk called from LAX, he said he’d be out of town for a long time.

Loxk and his girlfriend, Bri Meilbeck, who just turned 24, suddenly had only each other. They were novice travelers. They’d been together just one month. In a giant city, they had no one else whose support they knew they could count on.

In a fix, Loxk called another contact on his phone — a music producer he hadn’t yet met. He was relieved when this virtual stranger said that he and Bri could come stay. But the West Hollywood house they arrived at, which looked like a mansion on the outside, turned out to have bedroom after bedroom crammed with bunk beds. Bri and Loxk didn’t know how many there were or even whose house it was.

They also didn’t know that the producer to whom they had given some money owed rent — until one night after dark they got the word that the landlord wanted them gone at once.

This was the moment when they slipped into homelessness and slipped out of the world as they’d known it. They were the only ones who noticed. They had just $50 left.


Trump just (30 min ago) still attacking that poll released by Faux news

he sure can't let things go. also attacking Hillary and reliving his election victory.. all within the last 1/2 hour


Donald J. Trump
Just another FAKE SUPPRESSION POLL, this time from

, of course!
Quote Tweet

Kellyanne Conway
· Oct 13
If the sample is skewed, the #poll is flawed.

“Braun Research, which conducted the survey, noted 48% of respondents were Democrats. But the actual breakdown of party-affiliation is 31% Democrat, 29% Republican and 38% independent, according to Gallup.”

Judge hits Florida law limiting felon vote in limited ruling


Judge hits Florida law limiting felon vote in limited ruling
By GARY FINEOUT 10/18/2019 06:38 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Friday blocked a Florida law that puts restrictions on ex-felons seeking to have their voting rights restored, but only as it applies to the 17 people who challenged the law in federal court.

The decision means that the legal battle will churn on in the months ahead of the 2020 election in which President Donald Trump is seeking a second term in office.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle said there are sharp questions about whether or not the new law is unconstitutional, but said some questions will be resolved by the Florida Supreme Court or in a future federal trial.

Hinkle rejected a motion by Secretary of State Laurel Lee and Gov. Ron DeSantis to toss the lawsuit outright.

Voters last November passed Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to certain felons who had completed their sentences. Supporters anticipated that the measure would lead to 1.4 million former prisoners being added to the rolls in a battleground state where elections are typically decided on razor-thin margins.

Mark Kelly raises astronomical sum in bid to snag Senate seat from GOP, "SPECTACULAR" fundraiser


Mark Kelly has more money in his Senate election war chest than Joe Biden does running for president.

The former astronaut, gun control activist and husband of Gabrielle Giffords has established a veritable cash gusher in Arizona, raising nearly $14 million this year, including $5.6 million in the last three months alone. Combined with his compelling biography, Kelly, a Democrat running for elected office for the first time, has laid the groundwork for a serious bid to unseat GOP Sen. Martha McSally in a critical battleground for Senate control.

McSally, who was appointed to the Senate after losing the race for the state’s other seat in 2018, has posted impressive fundraising in the off year, too, outraising all but two Republican senators in the most recent fundraising period. But Kelly has nonetheless stretched his advantage, with $9.5 million in the bank as of Sept. 30, compared with $5.6 million for McSally.

"I think those numbers speak for themselves. Good grief," said Jim Pederson, a former state Democratic Party chair who ran for Senate in 2006.

“The guy is a very personable, sharp guy. And he's made a lot of friends nationwide, and I think he's tapped into that network,” Pederson said, adding that Arizonans were "wrapped up into his enthusiasm."

Republicans have taken notice as well.

"It’s not necessarily that Sen. McSally is doing poorly. It is that Mark Kelly is doing spectacularly,” said Paul Bentz, a Republican strategist in Arizona. “He's doing above and beyond, I think, what anybody would have anticipated when it comes to fundraising.

“She has the power of incumbency, but he has definitely caught up on man

Black Woman Wins $205,000 Settlement After Charging Texas Cop Yanked Out Her Tampon in the Middle of



Simms was sitting on a street curb, on her phone, waiting for her boyfriend when she was approached by a group of male police officers. They asked Simms if they could search her car. According to her complaint, Simms agreed because she didn’t want to risk being killed by the police know she could refuse.

A female officer, Wilson, was called to the scene, and she proceeded to conduct a search of Simms’ body, according to the lawsuit, the Daily News reports.

As the Times explains:

In Texas, it is illegal to strip-search a person or their property without their consent or a warrant, and searches of body cavities must be conducted out of public view.

However, according to the suit, despite not having Simms’ consent, as the News reports:

“Disgustingly, and in clear violation of Natalie’s constitutional rights, Officer (Mara) Wilson chose to reach into Natalie’s pants and pull the string attached to a tampon which was present in Natalie’s vaginal cavity,” the filing states.

However, according to the suit, despite not having Simms’ consent, as the News reports:

“Disgustingly, and in clear violation of Natalie’s constitutional rights, Officer (Mara) Wilson chose to reach into Natalie’s pants and pull the string attached to a tampon which was present in Natalie’s vaginal cavity,” the filing states.

“Officer Wilson was not confused at all about what she saw when she chose to shine her flashlight into — and ultimately thrust her hand into — the part of Natalie’s body which was most intimate. Natalie had not consented to such a search,” the paperwork alleges.

A “shocked” Simms asked Wilson why she acted as she had done, saying, according to transcriptions of police dashcam footage that captured the encounter, “It’s full of blood, right? Why would you do that?”

To which Wilson replied, as the Time reports, “I don’t know. It looked like it had stuff in there.”

Stuff? As in menstrual blood?

Anyway, that wasn’t even the end to the indignity, according to the complaint.
Officer Wilson then held up the bloody tampon and commanded Simms to stay still as she continued searching Simms’ genital area—all while still in the street and in the proximity of the male officers.

Michael Jordan spends $7 million to open a clinic for the uninsured in Charlotte


'It's from the heart!' Michael Jordan bursts into tears as he opens a health clinic in his hometown of Charlotte guaranteed to care for the uninsured after he donated $7MILLION of his own money
The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Charlotte held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday attended by the athlete
'This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years,' Jordan said during the ceremony
Center has been in operation about three weeks
More than 300 people have already been seen by staff doctors, social workers and other health-care professionals.
Two years ago, Jordan donated $7million to get the center funded
The center will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 5pm
Walk-ins are accepted along with same day appointment scheduling

Actor Bill Macy dies at age 97 (Maude's husband)


In memoriam
Actor Bill Macy dies at age 97
Bill Macy, best known for his role alongside Bea Arthur in the sitcom Maude, has died at the age of 97.
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