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More on the Hearings

Katie Porter questions Mark Zuckerberg (she is excellent, he is not)

AOC makes Zuckerberg look like the total dipshit you think he is...

Nightly Business Report spins Zuckerberg Hearing

Mark Zuckerberg must have phoned in a nice donation during the last PBS fund drive. That's the only explanation I have for how NBR spun the hearings in favor of MZ, Facebook, and the GOP. It was not just bad but laughably bad. Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting would have blushed to put such an obvious spin on it.

I knew something was up when the segment starts with Maxine Waters adjusting her dentures. What the hell? Why show that? Then they showed a couple of out of context questions from Democrats to make it look like whining. Moving on to the only Republican they show saying something like, don't we need to stay on the cutting edge of technology? Of course everyone agrees with that.

Oh well, judge for yourself. Maybe I'm just too sensitive to the media bending over backwards to normalize these clowns...

http://nbr.com/2019/10/23/nightly-business-report-october-23-2019/

Jagmeet Singh

Congrats to Jagmeet Singh...
Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal[2] MP (born January 2, 1979), professionally known as Jagmeet Singh (/dʒəɡˈmiːt sɪŋ/ jəg-MEET SING), is a Canadian lawyer and politician serving as leader of the New Democratic Party since 2017 and as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Burnaby South since 2019...

After a year as a toddler living with his grandparents in India, Singh spent his early childhood in St. John's and Grand Falls-Windsor, both in Newfoundland and Labrador, before relocating with his family to Windsor, Ontario.[2][18] Singh has publicly discussed suffering sexual abuse as a child, as well as having a father who was alcoholic and abusive.[19]

From Grade 6 to 12, Singh attended Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.[20] Singh went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005. He was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006.[21]

Singh has two younger siblings, brother Gurratan and sister Manjot, who were both born during the family's time in Newfoundland.[18] Gurratan, who is also a lawyer and politician, has been described as Jagmeet's "secret weapon".[22][23] Gurratan Singh was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 Ontario election, representing the riding of Brampton East.[24]

Singh worked as a criminal defence lawyer in the Greater Toronto Area before entering politics, first at the law firm Pinkofskys, then at his own practice, Singh Law, which he established with Gurratan.[2][25] During his time as a lawyer he offered free legal rights seminars across Ontario and provided pro bono legal counsel for people and community organizations in need. In a Toronto Star article published January 9, 2012, Singh stated that his background in criminal defence contributed to his decision to enter politics, particularly his work advocating for the protection of rights entrenched in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagmeet_Singh

https://twitter.com/CBCNews/status/1186495418634518530

PJ O'Rourke

There's a good line from the OP that I thought at the time could apply to people like PJ O'Rourke...
Maher has built up an impressive following and continues to espouse snarky elitist hot takes...

So now in the past week CNN has hired Sean Duffy...
https://twitter.com/soledadobrien/status/1186356197546291200

PJ O'Rourke gets hired as a columnist at the Washington Post...
https://twitter.com/WashPostPR/status/1186383799145390080

Emergence

It's struggling in the ratings but I really like Emergence.

Interesting subject, good writing and acting, can't wait to see where it's going.

https://twitter.com/EmergenceABC/status/1184301844744437760

Projector-In-Chief

https://twitter.com/Politidope/status/1183888401772269569

Wikileaks?


Kudos to ProPublica but what happened to Wikileaks?

I've been waiting for Wikileaks to break these stories. Maybe I'm missing something?

https://twitter.com/propublica/status/1184408644265361409

Martha Mitchell


Thank goodness for whistle blowers. Is there a Martha Barr?

Biscayne Bay


Funny that a clue on Jeopardy today made me think of Bebe Rebozo. The answer was Biscayne Bay.

Ivan Dixon


Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III (April 6, 1931 March 16, 2008) was an American actor, director, and producer best known for his series role in the 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes, for his role in the 1967 television film The Final War of Olly Winter, and for directing many episodes of television series. Active in the civil rights movement since 1961, he served as a president of Negro Actors for Action...

Hogan's Heroes[edit]
In his best-known role, Dixon appeared as POW Staff Sergeant James "Kinch" Kinchloe in the ensemble cast of the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes. "Kinch" was the communications specialist, a translator of French, and Hogan's default second in command. Dixon played Kinchloe from 1965 to 1970, the only one of the series' long-time cast not to remain for the entire series. Kenneth Washington replaced Dixon for the last year of the show's run, as a different character filling a similar role.

Film work and directing[edit]
From 1970 to 1993, Dixon worked primarily as a television director on such series and TV movies as The Waltons, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, Magnum, P.I., and The A-Team. Dixon's first feature film as director was the blaxploitation thriller Trouble Man.[6] He also directed the controversial 1973 feature film The Spook Who Sat by the Door, based on Sam Greenlee's 1969 novel of the same name, about the first black CIA agent, who takes his espionage knowledge and uses it to lead a black guerrilla operation in Chicago. The New York Times wrote in 2008:
Although The Spook caused controversy and with suppression facilitated by the F.B.I., was soon pulled from theaters, it later gained cult status as a bootleg video and in 2004 was released on DVD. At that time Mr. Dixon told The Times that the movie had tried only to depict black anger, not to suggest armed revolt as a solution.[2]

Occasionally returning to acting, Dixon played a doctor and leader of a guerrilla movement in the 1987 ABC miniseries Amerika, set in post-Soviet invasion Nebraska.

He also served as Chairman of the Expansion Arts Advisory Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1978...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Dixon




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