WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The New York Liberty women’s basketball team is heading for a new home. The WNBA team is leaving the city and will now play in Westchester County. As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, the move has some young hoopsters fired up. The New Rochelle Junior Huegonats playing at Albert Leonard Middle…
(CNN)In the wake of a string of scandals, House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation to overhaul the process of investigating sexual harassment claims on Capitol Hill, but their bill weakens the authority of the independent entity currently probing lawmakers’ behavior, according to outside ethics watchdogs. The bill could also make it harder for the public […]
WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The government shutdown enters a third day Monday after the Senate failed to reach an agreement to reopen federal agencies. The Senate scheduled a vote Monday to advance a bill that would extend government funding through Feb. 8. “We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be agreeable…
“By the time the Tuesday discussions came to a close, lawmakers had agreed to focus on a narrow plan that includes four main components: a permanent solution for DACA recipients, border security and reforms to the diversity-visa lottery program and what the President calls “chain-migration,” or when immigrants sponsor relatives to join them in the U.S.”
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Since President Trump “turned down” Time’s Person of the Year, the rightful cover-space went to those people, mostly women, that came forward this year, for justice.
The Silence Breakers…
Time’s Person of the Year cover goes to women, such as Ashley Judd, who in October of this year was the domino that caused the fallout of brave women, and men, when she came forward about sexual harassment she was victim to in 1997, by Harvey Weinstein. Since then, brave individuals have come forward about a plethora of people who have acted sexually against others from a position of power. That power has in the past made the use of unwanted sexual advances and obscene remarks commonplace.
Who’s been fingered?
The list is massive!: New York Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine, NBC News anchor Matt Lauer, CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg journalist and host Charlie Rose, New York Times White House political journalist and correspondent Glenn Thrush, hip-hop producer Russell Simmons, actor Jeffrey Tambor, Minnesota Senator Al Franken, NBC News Senior Vice President for Booking Matt Zimmerman, “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” etc. executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, Alabama Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, comedian Louis C.K., actor Steven Seagal, actor Ed Westwick, Hollywood producer Brett Ratner, actor Dustin Hoffman, actor Jeremy Piven, NPR news chief Michael Oreskes, actor Kevin Spacey, NBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin, former President George H. W. Bush, celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, literary critic and former editor for The Atlantic and New Republic Leon Wieseltier, Hollywood writer and director James Toback, celebrity chef John Besh, Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein, director Oliver Stone, Amazon studios chief Roy Price, and actor Ben Affleck, in addition to Harvey Weinstein.
“One phone call and you’re done”
Those who know, those who don’t know, and those who aren’t sure about what they know all become complicit parties in malfeasance, whether of a sexual nature or another. The variations in complicity by casting a vote for a particular tax plan for instance, whether for a candidate federally or locally:
You either don’t vote because you don’t care, but aren’t necessarily voting against a terrible, maybe horribly sexist, bill or action somehow else is doing, or are voting regardless of which one, you’re not really wonderfully convinced about any, but you’re faithful, or you could know exactly what you’re voting for, vote for it and get it.
Sen. Al F-inally!
On the other hand with this issue, Democrats, including our very own Kirsten and Chuck, in the Senate are turning on Franken after a second allegation completed the thunder-clap! of his final days in Congress, and perhaps, politics entirely. But there may still be more promising time in comedy! Or not.
We’re really glad that the Senate is doing something and victims are getting the strong support they deserve in the spotlight of media and government. The Silence Breakers, like whistleblowers are incredibly important to the ultimate fairness of our system. Our ways of life, and our hopes for the future.
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Exactly next week (Thurs. Dec. 14), the FCC is set to vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to remove net neutrality protections. Hollywood hills is burning! And Chelsea Handler may just be right that President Donald Trump is setting the world ablaze.
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Ohio State students trolled Apple this Veterans’ Day.
While Apple has been busy focusing on other things like oh I don’t know, a TV show with Reese Witherspoon[!] or a lawsuit win against Samsung, it’s new iPhone X is bugging out. Try to type an “i”. Go ahead. We’ll wait…. Yeah. Annoying right? Well, college students always love a good joke on a pervasive issue, so they went for it at the Michigan vs. Ohio game.
I have an Android, what’s the deal?
Well, you picked a great time to switch to Galaxy. The (second-to-) most recent update for iPhone is frustrating as all hell for those that decided on an A[?]phone. Yeah.. that’s weird right? This means a growing number of 2011’s 73% of American adults who use the text feature for text messaging alone, are freaking out. That’s nearly one-hundred million people!
When did this start happening? AND WHEN WILL IT END!?
Ever since the A[?]phone X came out, it’s been acting buggy, but there really hasn’t been any long-term fix to this issue yet. So if you are the proud owner of the iCoaster X (or even an earlier version that happened to get the buggy update) you’re being driven to the brink of self-destruction, realizing how often you use the letter “i”. But hey. There’s always that new patch with iOS 11.1.1! Good luck!
Hey, how hard could A[?]t really be, A[?]n realA[?]ty, to use the new emojA[?] added by developers to skA[?]rt the A[?]ssue, rA[?]ght? Glad you have an AndroA[?]d yet? The bug will probably get worked out sooner or later, but how difficult could it really be? 😜
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President Donald Trump met with Asian leaders (Putin included) theis past week and most recently those of Japan and Australia. After a display of what the president will do to the “Little Rocket Man”, the three leaders, Trump, Prime Ministers Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull, respectively, brainstormed how they were going to handle the growing crabbiness between the three countries, China and North Korea. Of course they discussed one other thing, because you know the President is “big on trade.”
Is he done yet?
Today, President Trump wraps up this 12-day tour of Asia in the Philippines While relations with some leaders on the continent have been “sincere” and fair, even with his rebuttal to the “short and fat,” Kim Jong Un, this last leg will prove most challenging to the diplomat. Ever since the election of President Rodrigo Duterte and his slaughterous crackdown on the drug trade in the country, US-Philippine relations have been caught in a cold wind.
In West Virginian news, oh wait, that’s Poland…
Poland celebrated it’s version of Independence Day (no, not the film), Fourth of July, this weekend. It looked something like Charlottesville. It nearly was! Similar events fueled by white nationalist rage against the migrant and refugee crises have been taking off in the winds across Europe.
Can we get a comedian in here to lighten the mood? Oh wait…
We can’t get Louis C.K. to blow his breeze on this hot topic, he’s a part of the problem, and the worst part is: this isn’t the first time! Hollywood (and Congress) is catching a harsh wind lately as even actresses Gal Gadot and Ellen Page step forward with claims of sexual misconduct by coworkers in the industry. Yeah, you read that right, Wonder Woman too! So let’s hope for the best for our favorite actors as we rewatch the powerful SNL monologue of Tiffiany Haddish.
And in local news….
Port Jervis residents celebrated their veterans in a spirited parade against cold winds a-blowin’ Saturday morning. VFW Post #161 1st Vice Commander Henry Dunn, a Vietnam Veteran, and the event’s Master of Ceremonies, expressed his gratitude to those that courageously embraced the cold in the name of their national heroes. The day before, several of those service members also celebrated the unopposed election victory of new First Ward Common Councilperson, Dominick Santini IV.
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