Plot: In this short feature by Bob Clampett, the story takes place at the Stitch in Time Hospital where their motto is “As ye sew so shall ye rip!” In the operating room Dr. Quack, assisted by Dr. Daffy Duck (“also a quack”) is about to perform surgery. As the operation starts and Dr. Quack asks for his instruments in an increasing rate, Daffy goes berserk and jumps around the room, tossing the instruments in the air and using the air bag as a punching bag.
He is then ejected from the room and ends up stuck in an iron lung. He fights his way out of it, but his body begins to inflate and deflate several times. Humiliated, Daffy insists that he will not take this lying down and states that he will soon get his own patient. Daffy opens the window and sees Porky Pig strolling by the hospital. Seeing his big chance, Daffy follows Porky around the corner and knocks him out with his mallet then carries him inside on a stretcher. Inside a hospital room, Daffy is examining Porky by checking his heartbeat with a ratty stethoscope and his temperature with a thermometer, which turn out to be a lollipop. Read the rest of this entry »
Like the Confederate flag, the provocative gay pride flag, a symbol of religious oppression, has flown on government property.
John Nolte reports: The Daily Telegraph has learned that “police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag” from the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan Wednesday. In an apparent hate crime, Flanagan is the 41 year-old black journalist who murdered two white Virginia reporters on live television Wednesday morning before turning his gun on himself.
In a manifesto faxed to ABC News, Flanagan, an Obama-supporter, claimed that his motive involved a “race war.” Flanagan was black and gay and apparently angered by the fact that he had been a victim of racism and homophobia at the hands of “black men and white women.”
Both of Flanagan’s intended victims were straight. Read the rest of this entry »
Andrew Wallenstein reports: A website for a small cable network that will feature Sarah Palin talking with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush crashed hours before the interviews were set to take place.
“So much interest in the interview of Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz tonight by Sarah Palin at 10 pm EST that you crashed the oann.com website! It will be up shortly – Thank you for the interest in One America News Network.”
Little-known One America News Network acknowledged the outage at 3:45 p.m. PT on Friday, citing widespread anticipation in the interviews. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally posted on TIME:
Vicki Gardner, the third woman who was hurt during the on-air shooting of two TV journalists in Virginia this week, has survived two surgeries and is awake and talking, her family said in a statement Friday.
Gardner was being interviewed by WDBJ journalist Alison Parker when Vester Flanagan fired the shots that killed both Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Gardner was shot once in the back. Her family says Gardner’s response to the shooting and subsequent surgeries revealed her strength and determination to survive. “After being injured and having witnessed the murders of Alison and Adam, she walked herself to the ambulance and called her husband to let him know what had happened,” they said in a statement to WDBJ.
Gardner endured two surgeries: one to address her life-threatening injuries, and the other to repair the damage done by the bullet. She lost her right kidney and had to have…
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He said WHAT about the Ayatollah? Carly Fiorina reminds Obama: ‘Death to Jews’ isn’t a political slogan’Posted: August 28, 2015
Originally posted on Twitchy:
There’s so much wrong with how President Obama just framed what’s happening (and why) in Iran that it’s difficult to know where to start:
Obama was speaking about the Iran deal on a web chat when he attempted to dismiss threats from Iran’s leadership as just rhetoric from a “politician.”
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A federal appeals court has just ruled against a 2013 decision ordering the NSA to stop its bulk metadata collection program.
The three-judge panel issued its ruling Friday, contending that conservative privacy activist Larry Klayman had not adequately argued the likeliness that his own data had been collected as a part of the metadata collection program.
Judge Stephen Williams wrote that the plaintiffs “claim to suffer from government collection of records from their telecommunications provider relating to their calls. But plaintiffs are subscribers of Verizon Wireless, not of Verizon Business Network Services, Inc.—the sole provider that the government has acknowledged targeting for bulk data collection.”
Judge Janice Rogers Brown’s separate opinion stated that the plaintiffs had failed to show a “‘concrete and particularized’ injury” in regards to the NSA program. Brown ended her opinion quoting Daniel P. Moynihan’s book Secrecy: The American Experience. “Regulations of this sort may frustrate the inquisitive citizen but that does not make them illegal…
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VIENNA (AP) — Police arrested three people in Hungary overnight in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria’s main highway, a police official said Friday.
The migrants likely suffocated, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in eastern Burgenland province. A Syrian travel document was found, indicating that at least some of the dead were refugees fleeing violence in Syria, though it wasn’t clear if some were for elsewhere. The 71 included eight women and four children.
It was the latest tragedy in a year that has seen tens of thousands of people risking everything to seek a better life or refuge in wealthy European countries. Read the rest of this entry »
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Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica, posted a photo on Instagram of her comedian husband, their son, Julian, and two other boys with their hands on top of their heads in surrender, with a police car behind them.
Kipp Jones writes: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his family were operating a charity lemonade stand a week ago in East Hampton Village, NY, when they were forced to shut down the operation after police received a complaint from a neighbor.
Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica, posted a photo on Instagram of her comedian husband, their son, Julian, and two other boys with their hands on top of their heads in surrender, with a police car behind them, after the August 18 charity operation was shut down….(read more)
Originally posted on BGR:
Following the success of Daredevil earlier this year, Marvel fans are desperate for more information on the rest of the Netflix series set to launch in the coming months. We know that Jessica Jones will hit the streaming service before the end of the year, but on Wednesday, we got a sneak peek at the third Marvel series coming to Netflix, courtesy of Heroic Hollywood.
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Kimberley A. Strassel writes: When a government official (think Hillary Clinton) uses a private email account for government work (think Hillary Clinton) and then doesn’t turn over records (think Hillary Clinton), the public has to wonder why. For an example of that why, consider Thursday’s federal-court subpoena of Phillip North.
“Government workers don’t use private email because it is ‘convenient.’ They use private email to engage in practices that may be unsavory, or embarrassing, or even illegal.”
The North story hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, but it is a useful tale for clarifying exactly why we have federal records and sunshine laws. You see, government workers don’t use private email because it is “convenient.” They use private email to engage in practices that may be unsavory, or embarrassing, or even illegal. Let’s be clear about that.
“Records show that EPA officials, including Mr. North, had no intention of letting the process get that far. They set about to ‘pre-emptively’ veto the mine, before Pebble could even file for permits.”
Mr. North was, until a few years ago, a biologist at the Environmental Protection Agency, based in Alaska. Around 2005 he became enmeshed in reviewing the Pebble Partnership’s proposal to develop a mine there. Mr. North has openly admitted that he was opposed to this idea early on, and he is entitled to his opinion. Still, as a government employee his first duty is to follow the law.
“But for the EPA to so flagrantly insert itself into the process, it needed cause. This is where Mr. North and his private email come in.”
In the normal course of law, Pebble would file for permits and the Army Corps of Engineers would get the first say over approval. The EPA has a secondary role. But records show that EPA officials, including Mr. North, had no intention of letting the process get that far. They set about to “pre-emptively” veto the mine, before Pebble could even file for permits. But for the EPA to so flagrantly insert itself into the process, it needed cause. This is where Mr. North and his private email come in. Read the rest of this entry »
Bill Whittle analyzes how we can defeat ISIS… American soldiers are nice, kind, and happy, so how can they defeat nasty, savage, brutes?
Blake Seitz reports: A group of nearly 200 retired U.S. generals and flag officers sent a letter to Congressional leadership on Tuesday urging them to reject the Iran nuclear deal.
The letter says that the deal creates a decade-long path to nuclear weapons for Iran, while rewarding the Islamic Republic with cash it can use to rebuild its military and fund terrorism in the short-term.
“The agreement as constructed does not ‘cut off every pathway’ for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons,” it says. “To the contrary, it actually provides Iran with a legitimate path to doing that simply by abiding by the deal….(read more)
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally posted on Twitchy:
The mainstream media at large might not be paying attention to the series of undercover videos showing incidents of organ harvesting at Planned Parenthood, but the organization itself seems to be taking them quite seriously. The standard claim that the first video was “heavily edited” didn’t work its usual magic, as people discovered that a nearly three-hour version of the same lunch meeting had been posted at the same time.
The Center for Medical Progress has since released eight videos, each more horrific than the last, and shows no signs of stopping. Planned Parenthood must be taking this “attack” on its business seriously, as the Huffington Post reports that the organization has hired independent research firm Fusion GPS to perform a forensic analysis on the videos.
Fusion GPS did was it was paid to do, finding the videos “so distorted” and manipulated that it has warned Congress not to rely on them as part…
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Actor Mark Hamill weighs in on yesterday’s shooting in Virginia:
In other words, Hamill is ready for gun confiscation:
OK Luke, we’ll play. How, exactly, will this get done? Enlighten us, please.
And let’s point out that none of President Obama’s proposed gun control measures would have done anything to stop yesterday’s attack:
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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
We’ve all been there: you’re exploring the vast interwebs, opening tabs rapid fire like the middle-clickin’ master you are. Suddenly one of the zillion tabs you’ve got open in the background starts autoplaying some terrible ad — now your laptop is yelling to your entire office about man part pills or free ipads or something.
Google wants to end this.
Last year, Google introduced a feature that tells you which tab is making noise. Now they’re taking it one step further.
In a post on Google+, Chromium evangelist François Beaufort laid out an upcoming change that should pop up in Chrome pretty soon: autoplay media will no longer autoplay unless you’re looking at the tab.
If you open a new tab and there’s a video set to autoplay, it’ll load — it just won’t actually start playing until you focus on that tab. It’s not the outright ban…
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Jordan Palmer reports: You never know what you’re going to get when you open up a container of butter. KSDK-TV received an interesting photo on Facebook from a viewer that opened up a new package of butter spread and saw Donald Trump staring back at her.
Jan Castellano said she pulled back the plastic on an Earth Origins Organic Spread and saw Trump staring back at her.
Originally posted on Deadline:
Rialto Pictures has acquired North American theatrical rights to Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words, the feature-length documentary about the the film icon which played the Cannes Film Festival in May. The pic, which premiered there to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday, received a special mention at the Cannes awards and its subject was everywhere you turned on the Croisette — Bergman’s face was on the fest’s official poster.
The doc, written and directed by Stig Björkman, will begin its theatrical run November 13 at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York before adding Los Angeles’ Nuart on December 11. It also has a spot in the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Among the talking heads in the pic: Bergman’s four children (Isabella, Ingrid Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, and Pia Lindström), Fiorella Mariani, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver and Jeanine Basinger. Alicia Vikander narrates.
Rialto licensed the title…
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