Monday, November 13, 2017

Tom Sizemore makes the list of creeps

The Hollywood Reporter notes:

Actor Tom Sizemore was told to leave a Utah film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress told her mother that he had touched her genitals, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Months later, he returned for reshoots in Malibu after her parents declined to press charges. The incident has never been revealed publicly.
When contacted, the now 26-year-old former actress, whom THR is not identifying at her request, declined to address the matter except to note that she's recently hired a lawyer to explore legal action against the actor as well as her parents. Sizemore declined to address the situation. "Our position is 'no comment,'" says his agent Stephen Rice.
THR spoke to a dozen people involved with the production of the film, a crime thriller called Born Killers (shot as Piggy Banks). They confirmed Sizemore was sent home over the alleged incident. According to these cast- and crewmembers, rumors swirled and emotions rose on set over what had allegedly transpired.

How disgusting.

It's just creepy.



Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

 
Monday, November 13, 2017.  An earthquake hits Iraq, another US service member dies int he Iraq War . . .





"Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & the Supremes is one of the 19 number one pop songs (BILLBOARD US singles chart) that Diana Ross has sang on.  November 19th, she'll be on the live broadcast (ABC) of The American Music Awards to perform and to receive the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Motown Classic is issuing DIAMOND DIANA: THE LEGACY COLLECTION November 17th to note this monumental achievement.

Yesterday, an earthquake hit the Middle East.

A very strong earthquake has shaken parts of Middle East. In this video, the guest is speaking from Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimani when the studio started to shake
0:22
 
 



A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit near the Iraqi city of Halabja close to the Iraq-Iran border, US Geological Survey says.
 
 



Australia's ABC NEWS explains, "The quake's epicentre was in Penjwin in the north-western Sulaimaniyah province, within the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region very close to the Iranian border, according to an Iraqi meteorology official. The electricity was cut off in several Iranian and Iraqi cities, and fears of aftershocks sent thousands of people in both countries out onto the streets and parks in cold weather."


Since the earthquake hit, some have noticed who is -- and is not -- providing aid.



So Turkey has sent aids and rescue teams to Iraqi Kurdistan (which most of the damage is in Sulimania and Halabja provinces) but Iraq's PM al-Abadi has neither offered help nor sent teams. This is not how you build a country, .
 
 





Iraq wants Kurds be part of it! But... Hours after the deadly earthquake hit Kurdish areas of so-called , NOT A SINGLE IRAQI OFFICIAL talked about it. - is not Iraq!
 
 







Abdulla Hawez Retweeted Abdulla Hawez
If I was , I would have visited the affected areas (by earthquake) near the Iraqi-Iranian border, just the way he has been visiting liberated Sunni areas and visited Karbala on Arbaeen.
Abdulla Hawez added,
 
 


And this lack of effort on the part of the Baghdad-based government means other issues are raised as well.


Government prevents medicine of Cancer patient to enter Region, and asks all the private medical companies to avoid entering any medicine into , otherwise they will face punishment of law. continue to punish the Kurdish people of .
 
 


Is that not an issue to the global community?

Hayder al-Abadi is preventing medicine from entering the KRG.  How is this acceptable?


How is it acceptable that the Iraq War continues?

Or that people continue to die in the Iraq War.




Pentagon: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee Smith died Saturday at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.
 
 



The US Defense Dept announced Sunday:


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. ‎11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. The incident is under investigation.

For more information regarding CW2 Smith, media may contact the 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office at (931) 217-5074 and 
martin.l.odonnell.mil@mail.mil.


The Iraq War drags on.

Many Americans don't realize that.

Some Americans don't know what the hell they're talking about.  Case in point:


Replying to 
The tradition of black women leading is a strong one, dating back to Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm was 1st black woman elected to congress. Barbara Lee was the ONLY house vote against the disastrous Iraq war and Maxine waters leads opposition to trump
 
 
 


 "Barbara Lee was the ONLY house vote against the disastrous Iraq War."

Uh, no, she wasn't.

133 members of the House voted against.


How stupid do you have to be to claim that "Barbara Lee was the ONLY house vote against the disastrous Iraq War"?


Pretty damn stupid.


Here are the ones voting against:

---- NAYS    133 ---

Abercrombie
Allen
Baca
Baird
Baldacci
Baldwin
Barrett
Becerra
Blumenauer
Bonior
Brady (PA)
Brown (FL)
Brown (OH)
Capps
Capuano
Cardin
Carson (IN)
Clay
Clayton
Clyburn
Condit
Conyers
Costello
Coyne
Cummings
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle
Duncan
Eshoo
Evans
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Frank
Gonzalez
Gutierrez
Hastings (FL)
Hilliard
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Holt
Honda
Hooley
Hostettler
Houghton
Inslee
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Jones (OH)
Kaptur
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kleczka
Kucinich
LaFalce
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Leach
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
Lofgren
Maloney (CT)
Matsui
McCarthy (MO)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McKinney
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Menendez
Millender-McDonald
Miller, George
Mollohan
Moran (VA)
Morella
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Owens
Pallone
Pastor
Paul
Payne
Pelosi
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Rivers
Rodriguez
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Sabo
Sanchez
Sanders
Sawyer
Schakowsky
Scott
Serrano
Slaughter
Snyder
Solis
Stark
Strickland
Stupak
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Towns
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Velazquez
Visclosky
Waters
Watson (CA)
Watt (NC)
Woolsey
Wu



Again, how stupid do you have to be to claim Barbara Lee was the only member of the House to vote against the Iraq War?

Grasp that the mistake says many things including that you talk about the Iraq War despite not knowing the first thing about it.

It also says that you're a White person so desperate to prove you're 'down' with Women of Color that you'll toss out anything -- but won't do the actual work required to be 'down' with the facts.

And by the way, Jon and Joel, how about breaking the stereotype of middle-aged, middle-class gay men being hostile to lesbians?

If you're looking for an "only'' on the 2002 Iraq War vote you might note Tammy Baldwin -- the fist openly gay woman to be elected to the House (and, later, the first openly gay woman to be elected to the Senate).  Tammy Baldwin -- in 2002, the only openly gay woman in the House -- voted against the Iraq War.

For a pair that self-describes as:

 Male Couple together 18 years, living in Indianapolis, IN. Fiercely protect & advance LGBT rights via progressive action. Resist the trump fascist regime !


you might need to take a moment to note Tammy Baldwin.

 Kat's "Kat's Korner: Taylor Swift's REPUTATION is b-a-a-a-d in the best way" went up last night.  If you're wondering about THIRD -- I believe all pieces were completed last night.  (Ava and I completed ours.) I think the issue is the typing of what felt like a forever roundtable.