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Friday, September 13, 2019

Eddie Money, the singer and songwriter that was known for hits from the 1970s and 1980s such as "Baby Hold On" and "Take Me Home Tonight," died Friday morning following complications from esophageal cancer, his family announced. read more

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison on Friday for paying thousands of dollars to have one of her daughter's SAT scores inflated. read more

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Valerie Kathryn Harper (August 22, 1939 - August 30, 2019) was an American actress. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical Take Me Along in 1959. Harper is best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77) and its spin-off Rhoda (1974-78). For her work on Mary Tyler Moore, she thrice received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and later received the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Rhoda. From 1986 to 1987, Harper appeared as Valerie Hogan on the sitcom Valerie. Her film appearances include roles in Freebie and the Bean (1974) and Chapter Two (1979), both of which garnered her Golden Globe Award nominations. Harper returned to stage work in her later career, appearing in several Broadway productions. In 2010, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Tallulah Bankhead in the play Looped. read more

Monday, August 26, 2019


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked public uproar when on Tuesday he claimed that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was the one who planted the idea of the extermination of European Jewry in Adolf Hitler's mind. read more


Democrats were trying to run out the clock. The allegations were so specious. I guarantee you this - had the FBI spent weeks Ford's claim and then Ramirez's, even if they would have come up empty (they would have) someone else would have come forward with allegations that were just as ridiculous (like Steir) and it would have gone on and on and on.
No way the GOP was going to reward those tactics. It wasn't a criminal trial nor was it a public trial. The Senators needed to use all of the information available to them to decide how to vote .

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-09-16 10:25 PM | REPLY

Oh quit your dishonest right winged hack job. The Republicans manipulated the investigation from jump street. It wasn't an independent honest investigation.


It's been two days since Senate Republicans and President Trump agreed to allow a limited, one-week-only FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and "limited" has already become that investigation's defining feature. It's also not officially an investigation at all, but a background check, which means the FBI is working for the White House and following their instructions. Those instructions first of all set boundaries, and though Trump, the White House and GOP leaders can change what they ask from the FBI. There's a lot of confusion around what they will or won't allow. CNN reports that Senate Republicans and the White House are working to keep the investigation as narrow as possible, and so far that means excluding one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Julie Swetnick, and multiple people who might be able to corroborate the other allegations.

The list of interviewees can expand if the FBI wants to question more people, but to do so it will reportedly have to make requests to be approved by the White House, giving Trump and GOP leaders the power to strategically limit the investigation in order to protect Kavanaugh if they choose. With five days remaining in the arbitrary one-week timeframe demanded by Republicans, it's looking more and more likely that the investigation will be so limited as to be almost pointless " other than in giving a handful of Senate Republican skeptics enough cover to confirm Kavanaugh. The nominee is now "too big to fail," a Kavanaugh team member told Axios on Sunday, stating that the White House has no backup plan if his nomination gets sunk.


Native Americans Used To Recognize Not Two, Not Three ... But Five Genders

Two Spirits, Five Genders"Two Spirit" is a blanket term, and one that wasn't even widely used until the late 20th century, but it describes the -----------, transgender, and gender fluid individuals who were accepted and well respected in many Native American societies. The term "Two Spirit" comes from the idea that everyone has both a male and female spirit within their body, and a person's identity comes not from their physical form, but from whichever of the two spirits is more dominant within them. Sometimes, the two spirits were equals, or changed which one was dominant many times, and it's important to note that being Two Spirited is an observation on gender, but not sexual orientation.Different Native nations had different words for Two Spirit individuals, and not all of them can be easily translated into English. In the Cherokee Nation, for example, the word asegi is a blanket term, with more specific words to describe male-assigned and female-assigned people. In Inuit culture, the term sipiniq roughly translates to "infant whose sex changes at birth", and in the language of the Lakota, winkte is the term used for male-bodied people who live as women, and bloka egla wa ke is the term for Two Spirited people born female. In Navajo society, the term is nadleehe, which means "one who is in a constant state of change" or "one who is transforming".

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