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Shep Smith hoping for a car to ram into the police

I was watching Shep (hey, their livestream got me) and he kept saying that if a car were to plow into the police, it would change everything. disgusting
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:15 PM (0 replies)

Jenner interview is excellent

Who else is watching? It was surprisingly interesting in just the first minute or so. I expected boring questions about the Kardashians and fame.

He just said that in the eighties he began to transition, but religion and passages in the bible made him stop.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Fri Apr 24, 2015, 08:46 PM (2 replies)

How liberal would Hillary's Supreme Court picks be?

One of the most important reasons to NOT sit out voting for Clinton if/when she is the Dem nominee is the Supreme Court. But how liberal would her picks for the court be? Honestly, I could see her choosing people who often straddle the line between the two parties. Has she spoken about this?
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Sat Apr 18, 2015, 05:44 PM (90 replies)

Robert Kennedy Jr on Bill Maher next week

Along with Liz Mair and Ana Marie Cox, who "came out" as a Christian recently. I can't remember the other names, sorry!
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Fri Apr 17, 2015, 11:29 PM (2 replies)

What did Hillary do to DU?

All day I've been trying to load DU but only now it works! I assume she had something to do with this
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 11:44 PM (7 replies)

Chelsea Clinton covers "Elle" magazine

(May issue.) What a coincidence in timing!
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:27 PM (18 replies)

Mariel Hemingway Says Woody Allen Tried to Seduce Her When She Was a Teenager

In Woody Allen’s 1979 comedy Manhattan, the filmmaker, then 44, dated a 17-year-old character played by Mariel Hemingway. The part earned Hemingway an Oscar nomination, and, according to the actress in a forthcoming memoir, also the unwanted romantic attention of Allen.

In Out Came the Sun, which will be released on April 7, Hemingway claims that Allen attempted to lure her to Paris once she turned 18—two years after she had filmed Manhattan. “Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he had a kind of crush on me, though I dismissed it as the kind of thing that seemed to happen any time middle-aged men got around young women,” writes Hemingway. The actress suggests that Allen attempted to act upon the crush by flying to her parents’ home in Idaho and inviting the teen to Europe.

The actress cautioned her parents “that I didn’t know what the [sleeping] arrangement was going to be [in Paris], that I wasn’t sure if I was even going to have my own room. Woody hadn’t said that. He hadn’t even hinted it. But I wanted them to put their foot down. They didn’t. They kept lightly encouraging me.”

Hemingway says that she woke up at night with the realization that “no one was going to get their own room. His plan, such as it was, involved being with me.” She says that she went into his guest room and woke him up asking, “I’m not going to get my own room, am I? I can’t go to Paris with you.” The actress says that Allen left Idaho the next morning.


I look forward to getting her book. I highly recommend the documentary "Running From Crazy" about her, her family, and depression.

I had always suspected he made advances on Mariel. In Manhattan, no character mentions how odd/sick it is for a 40-something to date a teenager, nor do they mention age difference. Look for that if you watch the film.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 09:51 PM (44 replies)

The young man who filmed Walter Scott's murder...(question)

Was his video instantly being uploaded to the net? God, he seemed to be so close and so unobscured - right in plain sight. So confident and brave, when there was like a 95 percent chance his camera would be taken away and himself in physical danger. This was an incident of a lot of luck and courage - and more courage than luck.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:49 PM (3 replies)

Brian Williams thought "brain tumor" was behind gaffes

On Feb. 4, the night that Williams would apologize for saying that he had been riding in a helicopter that came under fire, he and NBC News president Deborah Turness were exchanging emails about the wording of his apology when she and other executives became frustrated with what Williams was (and was not) saying, according to Vanity Fair.

"He couldn’t say the words ‘I lied,’ ” an NBC insider told the magazine. “We could not force his mouth to form the words ‘I lied.’ He couldn’t explain what had happened. [He said,] ‘Did something happen to [my] head? Maybe I had a brain tumor or something in my head?’ He just didn’t know. We just didn’t know. We had no clear sense of what had happened. We got the best [apology] we could get.”


This is from a new Vanity Fair article, that you can read here (or in the May issue which is not out yet) http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/04/nbc-news-brian-williams-scandal-comcast
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Tue Apr 7, 2015, 04:22 PM (3 replies)

Joke Scarborough's floater: Running for Senate

"I've already said at some point, I want to get back into service, public service, and hopefully I can do it while a Republican’s at the White House," Scarborough told rightwing talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.

Scarborough said he had is eye on Sen. Bill Nelson's (D-FL) seat, and expressed interest in challenging Nelson in 2018 when the senator runs for reelection.


Lori, Lori, Lori! Oops, I meant to say Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!

EDIT: In 2003 Joe was on the Don Imus show and the dead intern Lori was brought up. Joe and Imus joked that she got pregnant (by Joe) and thus had to be killed. The audio doesn't seem to exist online anymore, and it can't be good for him!; there is at least transcripts of it online.
Posted by wheniwasincongress | Sat Apr 4, 2015, 08:21 PM (8 replies)
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