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Le Gasp! Biden Finally Embraces Changing The Filibuster

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Here We Go! After months of largely avoiding calls to reform the filibuster while GOP senators were gleefully weaponizing it to obstruct his agenda, the President said during a TV town hall event last night that he’s had enough: It’s time to “fundamentally alter the filibuster.” Biden suggested he might be open to eliminating the filibuster entirely. Meanwhile, he proposed bringing back the “talking filibuster,” where senator...
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick paid out his first voter fraud bounty to a progressive poll worker in Pennsylvania who caught a Republican voting illegally

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set a minimum $25,000 bounty in November 2020 for proof of voter fraud. Eleven months later, the first and only recipient received their reward for turning in a case. The winner was a progressive Pennsy...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Dallas Morning News, Greg Abbott, Patrick, John Fetterman, Lynda, Texas State Capitol, Dan Patrick


Egypt Economy Forecast to Grow 5.1% in Year to June, 5.5% in 2022/23: Reuters Poll

By Patrick WerrCAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's economy will grow 5.1% in the fiscal year that ends in June 2022, but accelerate to 5.5% in each of the...
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29% Of Fans Said This Was The Best Season Of Schitt's Creek

(Welcome to Survey Says, a feature where we conduct a movie-related survey for a random group of people and explain why they're completely right, completely wrong, or somewhere in between.)Canadian comedy series "Schitt's Creek" is a prime example of the type of show that easily could have faded into obscurity in the era of Peak TV. But thanks to stellar writing, pitch-perfect performances, an all-important bump in popularity when it began streaming on Netflix, and a wonderful balance between sa...
Tags: Television, Movies, New York City, Ted, David, Netflix, Roland, Rose, Moira, Patrick, Johnny, Stevie, Creek, Alexis, Michael Emerson, Schitt


Bohemian Catsody – a Rhapsody parody song

I'm signing out of today's blogging duties with a bit of essential viewing for all cat companions. Many truths are revealed here. [thanks, Patrick!]
Tags: Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Patrick, Cat Behavior


Crossing Swords Season 2: Release Date, Cast And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Adult Swim's "Crossing Swords" is a stop-animation series set in the Middle Ages that is full of very gory and very sexy NSFW content. The Robot Chicken-produced show, which features toy peg characters cursing up a storm and getting into situations that are very R-rated, was so popular that Hulu gave it a second season order soon...
Tags: Television, Movies, Adam Pally, Hulu, Patrick, Glenn, Nicholas Hoult, Tony Hale, Doreen, Yvette Nicole Brown, Wendi McLendon Covey, John Harvatine, Tom Root, Harvatine, Cast Crossing Swords, Patrick Adam Ray


Midnight Mass (miniseries) – review

Director: Mike Flanagan Release date: 2021 Contains spoilers There was a conspiracy of silence begged for by Mike Flanagan with regards this Netflix miniseries, which was complied with with great restraint by the internet, at first. I am, of course, breaking that silence (which has already crumbled, to be fair) just by putting the review on TMtV. The silence was around the fact that this is a vampire series – a fact made explicit in episode 3 of 7. What is more interesting is the ignorance in ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Islam, States, Annie, Road, Damascus, Erin, Hunter, St Paul, PAUL, Flynn, Flanagan, Patrick, Riley, Van Helsing


California's Patrick's Point State Park renamedCalifornia's Patrick's Point State Park renamed

It reverts to original tribal name Sue-meg State Park
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Less than a month after signing a bill that would lower the punishment for illegal voting, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for stricter penalties

In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference about migrant children detentions, in Dallas. Associated Press/LM Otero Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1, a controversial voting bill. The bill reduced the penalty for illegal voting from a 2nd-degree felony to a class A misdemeanor. Abbott on Thursday said he wanted to increase the penalty. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Senate, Trends, House, Donald Trump, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, Voting Rights, State, Tribune, Patrick, Ken Paxton, state Senate, Senate Bill


The 15 Best Comedy Shows On Netflix Right Now

In times like these, we all need a good laugh every now and then. And while the Netflix catalog may be lacking in some areas (people do know that movies existed before 1980, right?), the service is an absolute powerhouse in the comedy department. Not only does it have the streaming rights to some of the funniest shows that originally aired on network and cable television, but it has also established a fairly robust line-up of original comedies. There's an impressive variety, too. When you log in...
Tags: UK, England, Hollywood, Television, Movies, California, John Cleese, America, Los Angeles, Netflix, Timothy Olyphant, Monty Python, Gillian Anderson, Brian, Jason Sudeikis, Michael


Rex Patrick’s plan for referendum on federal takeover of Murray Darling Basin rejected

A Senate inquiry shot down the senator’s bid to avert what he calls a ‘slow-motion disaster’, finding the states were better attuned to local needsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe major parties have rejected a proposal from South Australian independent Senator Rex Patrick to hand sole responsibility for the Murray Darling Basin to the commonwealth through a constitutional amendment.A Senate inquiry into Patrick’s bill, which would have put the question of control of Austr...
Tags: Australia, Senate, Environment, Water, Australia news, Australian politics, South Australia, Murray Darling Basin, Patrick, Rex Patrick


Umbrella Academy Fan Theories That Could Change The Game In Season 3

Love 'em or leave 'em, fan theories run rampant for twisty, nonlinear, time-wimey series like Netflix's adaptation of "The Umbrella Academy." With the team disrupting the past and returning to an apocalypse-free 2019 at the end of Season 2, anything and everything is on the table for what's changed, what to expect, and how the Umbrella Academy will fit into this new timeline.Fan theories abound, but aside from who survived to the new timeline, who didn't, and who the heck those Sparrows are, the...
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Saturday Night Live Director Don Roy King Leaving The Series After 15 Seasons

This week we learned "Saturday Night Live" will be missing a beloved cast member when season 47 begins this weekend. Beck Bennett has departed the late night sketch show after eight seasons, but "SNL" will be missing another key talent from behind the scenes of Studio 8H in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Director Don Roy King, who has been in the control room of "SNL" for 15 seasons, will not be returning this season (via Deadline). Instead, another live TV veteran will be taking the reins of "SNL." Meet...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Abc, Pennsylvania, Cbs, Owen Wilson, King, Ellen Degeneres, Directors Guild Of America, Lorne Michaels, Loki, Patrick, Beck Bennett, Paul Miller, Mike Douglas


Prepping Scarlett for new Steering Head Bearings

 Got home yesterday, Monday, and after unpacking the VRRV, set about disassembly the bits that needed to be removed or displaced to access the steering head on Scarlett, my sidecar rig.Overall, not too difficult though I did run into some issues that I was able to work though with RichardM's help along with other people I consulted via text and email.First was the removal of the front wheel and front fender so that the forks could be lowered.  Also the detaching of the brake caliper and securing...
Tags: Amazon, Motorcycles, Denver, Patrick, Scarlett, SKF, Scarlett Repairs, RichardM, VRRV


James McAvoy Would Love To Play A Young Captain Picard

In an interview with Collider to promote his work in the "Sandman" Audible audio drama, actor James McAvoy revealed that while he has zero interest in playing Professor Charles Xavier ever again, he would love to take on another famous Patrick Stewart character: Captain Jean-Luc Picard from "Star Trek: The Next Generation."McAvoy has had quite a varied filmography. He's played superheroes like Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" movies, the multi-faceted and multiple-personality-filled super...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, James Bond, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Ross, Stewart, Patrick, Kevin, Jean Luc Picard, Collider, Picard, Charles Xavier, McAvoy, Jean Luc


Ryder Cup: Team USA has biggest Day 1 lead since 1975

Team USA’s Xander Schauffele hits on the first hole during a four-ball match of the Ryder Cup on Friday at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wis. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Team Europe’s Rory McIlroy hits from a bunker on the second hole during a foursome match the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau reacts after making a putt on the 15th hole during a four-ball match the...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sport, Soccer, Ian Poulter, Rory Mcilroy, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Johnson, Jack Nicklaus, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Paul Casey, Daniel Berger, Ucla, Thomas


Ryan family’s record-setting $480 million Northwestern University donation will fund medical research, stadium renovation

Northwestern University announced Wednesday that it has received the school’s largest ever gift thanks to Chicago billionaires Patrick and Shirley Ryan.
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The latest on Leeds duo Patrick Bamford & Luke Ayling

Leeds edge past Fulham Leeds United were in League Cup action on Tuesday evening.The Whites would face off with Championship outfit Fulham in a 3rd round tie.The game itself was pretty dull, with neither outfit able to find a winner inside 90 minutes.As a result, the clash would go straight to penalties, with Leeds coming out on top after Rodrigo Muniz missed the deciding penalty for Fulham. Bamford & Ayling latest Before the game, Leeds would provide a rather concerning injury update.The Peacoc...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Newcastle, Yorkshire, West Ham, Fulham, Leeds, Patrick Bamford, Patrick, Luke, Bamford, Bielsa, Luke Ayling, Marcos Llorente


American Psycho Ending Explained: Breaking Down The Two Most Common Interpretations

"American Psycho," Mary Harron's 2000 adaptation of the infamous Bret Easton Ellis novel, was already mired in controversy before it completed filming. Ellis' novel was so graphically violent, so loaded with misogyny, that many people thought the film version would be something close to a snuff film. But Harron and co-writer Guinevere Turner turned in something much different – a darkly funny, only occasionally violent film that took the general essence of Ellis' book and reworked it into someth...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Paul Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Mary, Patrick, Allen, Bateman, Ellis, Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, Harron, Patrick Bateman Christian Bale, Batemen


From fear-mongering about asylum seekers at the border to preemptively accusing Afghan refugees of terrorism, the GOP's rhetoric on people coming to America puts lives at risk

An immigrant father and daughter embrace after crossing the border from Mexico on August 13, 2021 in Roma, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images Texas Gov. Abbott has repeatedly referred to the situation at the Southern border as an "invasion." This language pulls from a white supremacist conspiracy theory that has led to numerous killings. As we welcome Afghan refugees, fear-mongering language instead of policy debate only causes harm. Jack Herrera is an independent reporter writing about immi...
Tags: Europe, Texas, California, Mexico, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Afghanistan, Gop, United States, Taliban, Arizona, New Zealand, Muslim, Biden


Nolan Patrick Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Vegas Golden Knights

VEGAS (September 19, 2021) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, September 19, that the team has signed forward Nolan Patrick to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $1,200,000. Patrick, 23, has appeared in 197 NHL games, all with the Philadelphia Flyers, and has posted 70 points (30 G, 40 A) after being selected as the second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded a career-high 31 points (13 G, 18 A) during the 2018-19 season ...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, Philadelphia, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Patrick, Winnipeg Manitoba, Brandon Wheat Kings, Western Hockey League, Kelly McCrimmon, Nolan Patrick


Ranking Morgan Freeman's 20 Best Roles

Morgan Freeman is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, with credits in over 100 films. Despite his extensive filmography, Freeman actually got his start in film relatively late in his career. A frequent stage performer and star of the PBS children's show "The Electric Company," Freeman landed key breakout roles throughout the '80s that launched him into stardom.Freeman works consistently and is very reliable. Even in weaker films, Freeman rarely gives a bad performance, and is usuall...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, London, Movies, White House, New York City, Ben Affleck, Robin Hood, Los Angeles, Earth, Fbi, Fox, Cruise, United States, South Africa, Nelson Mandela


After being a modern criminal justice reform success story, is Texas back to its "tough and tougher" past?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable new Texas Monthly article fully  headlined "Who Killed Criminal Justice Reform?: The state was once a model of how to safely move away from mass incarceration.  Now the old politics of 'law and order' are back."  The lengthy piece is worth reading in full, in part because it details some political dynamics that extend far past the Lone Star State. Here are excerpts: Rick Perry ... often boasted about his role in downsizing the T...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Law, Senate, Austin, House, Rick Perry, Dallas, Houston, Black Lives Matter, Abbott, Trump, Sandra Bland, Greg Abbott, Legislature, Patrick


Portland may boycott goods and services from Texas amid backlash over the state's restrictive abortion law. The Texas Lt. Gov. responds by calling Portland a 'dumpster fire.'

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler at City Hall. Craig Mitchdelldyer/AP Photo Portland said it may boycott products from Texas in response to a restrictive abortion law. The boycott would last until "Texas withdraws its unconstitutional ban," the city said. Portland said its legal counsel was looking into whether a ban would be legal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Portland City Council on Wednesday plans to vote on an emergency resolution to ban city purchases of goods and s...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Oregon, US, Trends, Portland, Patrick, Dan Patrick, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Texas Street, Kevin Shalvey, City Hall Craig Mitchdelldyer AP Photo Portland, Twitter Texas, Texas Insider, Texas Economic Development Corporation


Essential Movies About High School You Need To See

The high school experience is a fixture of coming-of-age films, as heightened emotional states and specific pressures give the transition from childhood to adulthood unlimited storytelling potential. Great high school movies cross many different genres, but always come down to the specific, yet somehow universal, challenges that teenagers face.John Hughes is the filmmaker most closely associated with high school movies thanks to his groundbreaking work in the '80s to accurately depict these pivo...
Tags: England, Movies, California, Robin Williams, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Best, Palo Alto, Dave, Britain, Roger Ebert, Cameron, Tracy, Beverly Hills, James Franco, Jane Austen


How to Hook Up With a Roommate Without Ruining Everything

You move into a new place and discovering that one of your roommates is a hottie: It sounds like the setup to an adult movie, but it can happen in real life. Like hooking up with a coworker, acting on your attraction to a roommate might be ill-advised, all things considered, but horniness tends to supersede intellect.…Read more...
Tags: Articles, Lifehacks, Raw, Sam, Roommate, Patrick, Caitlyn, Television Shows


Dog trainers are booked solid for months after millions of Americans adopted pandemic puppies

Guido Mieth/Getty Images Millions of Americans have adopted or bought pets to keep them company at home during the pandemic. The trend has meant a boom in business for dog trainers, who are now booked months out as a result. "We're in a crisis," one dog trainer said. "We're saying no because we can't do any more." See more stories on Insider's business page. These days, Mark Forrest Patrick is up and at it before the sun rises. His workday begins around 4 am, when he start...
Tags: News, Dogs, Pets, US, Trends, Patrick, Dog Training, Pandemic, Sarah Jackson, Guido Mieth Getty, Mark Forrest Patrick, Beth Berkobien, Berkobien


Time for the Texas #cjreform movement to get back to basics

Your correspondent hasn't been writing on Grits during the latest special session because it wasn't a time when Texas state leaders were willing to listen to reasoned argument, and this humble opuscule has little else to offer.As I wrote after the regular session ended, it's important to be clear about what's happening here: Without exaggeration, we're witnessing the spearpoint of American fascism piercing the body politic in Texas. One is not proving Godwin's Law by observing this, it's just a ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Abbott, Patrick, Will Rogers, Godwin, Yosemite Sam, Gritsforbreakfast, Dan Patrick Speaker Dade Phelan


The 15 Best Debut Films From Directors

A great first film can jumpstart a filmmaker's career and show the world what makes them unique. For example, the conversational dialogue, '70s soundtrack, and nonlinear narrative of Quentin Tarantino's first film "Reservoir Dogs" established tropes that the director still relies on today.Not every great director starts out strong, though. Although he's one of the greatest filmmakers working today, David Fincher's career nearly imploded after his disastrous debut, "Alien 3." Similarly, some dire...
Tags: Movies, Boston, Ben Affleck, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tennessee, Paris, Army, Davis, Sam Mendes, Johnson, Quentin Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, George Romero, David Lynch