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  • Sarah Jessica Parker tests positive for COVID, ‘Plaza Suite’ shut down

    04/07/2022 7:20:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-7-22 | Eric Hegedus
    “Plaza Suite” star Sarah Jessica Parker has tested positive for COVID just days after her husband and co-star, Matthew Broderick. The Broadway show’s Instagram account said Thursday afternoon that the night’s performance would be canceled. “Today Sarah Jessica Parker tested positive for COVID with a second test confirming the diagnosis,” the social media statement said of the 57-year-old actress. “With both Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker positive for COVID, tonight’s performance of ‘Plaza Suite’ is canceled. The producers apologize for the inconvenience this has caused audience members.” There was no word on how long the shutdown would last. The...
  • NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, Bringing New Discoveries

    12/15/2021 10:26:26 PM PST · by blueplum · 32 replies
    NASA ^ | 14 December 2021 | presser
    For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and magnetic fields there. The new milestone marks one major step for Parker Solar Probe and one giant leap for solar science. Just as landing on the Moon allowed scientists to understand how it was formed, touching the very stuff the Sun is made of will help scientists uncover critical information about our closest star and its influence on the solar system. ... ...During the flyby, Parker Solar Probe...
  • ‘South Park’ creators announce deal to buy Casa Bonita after restaurant’s bankruptcy hearing

    08/13/2021 1:08:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    KDVR ^ | 8-13-21 | Web Staff
    The creators of “South Park” made a major announcement this morning during a conversation with Gov. Jared Polis – they’re in the process of buying Casa Bonita. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have said that they wanted to buy the iconic restaurant in the past, but the owner had reported that he was focused on reopening and not looking to sell at the moment. “As of about an hour ago, pending bankruptcy proceedings that have to happen in a couple of months, we’ve come to an agreement with the owner and we bought it,” Stone said.
  • Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against Democrats, GOP, tech CEOs, and BLM

    01/13/2021 9:15:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 13, 2021 | Tyler Sonnemaker
    Amazon filed its response Tuesday to an antitrust suit brought against it by Parler, arguing that the social media upstart's refusal to remove violent content from its platform violated its contract, and that Parler had failed to prove any antitrust claims. Parler sued Amazon on Monday after the tech giant booted the platform from its web-hosting service, Amazon Web Services, amid public outcry over Parler's role in enabling far-right insurrectionists to organize and plan last week's attacks on the US Capitol. "This case is not about suppressing speech or stifling viewpoints. It is not about a conspiracy to restrain trade,"...
  • Robert Parker: Farewell to the Emperor

    05/22/2019 12:12:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    wine-searcher ^ | 5/18/19 | W. Blake Gray
    Robert Parker: Farewell to the Emperor © The Wine Advocate | Robert Parker has finally hung up his tasting glass and pen.Wine's most influential writer of the past 40 years has retired. W. Blake Gray pays tribute to a legend. Posted Saturday, 18-May-2019 I come to praise Robert Parker, not to bury him, because this is not quite an obit.The most important critic in the history of the world officially retired this week, leaving yours truly as the best-known active wine writer from the Baltimore area. (Thanks Bob, and go Orioles!) Related stories: Robert Parker: The Man Becomes the Brand...
  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe Makes 2nd Daring Flyby of the Sun

    04/05/2019 7:58:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Space.com ^ | 04/05/2019 | Meghan Bartels
    A similar process is playing out with the probe's speed: At the peak of its first two perihelions, the spacecraft traveled at about 213,200 mph (343,000 km/h), also breaking records, but future close approaches will see the Parker Solar Probe moving still faster. These close grazes are anxious times for scientists and engineers on the mission because the spacecraft is out of communication with Earth for several days before and after each perihelion. The radio silence is designed to let the spacecraft focus on keeping its instruments tucked safely behind the thick shield that protects them from the incredible heat...
  • Video, affidavit reveal details about teacher accused of trying to sell relative (child)

    01/04/2019 8:24:52 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kwtx ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Rissa Shaw
    Amber Michelle Parker, 37, has been charged with trafficking of persons. Her bond has been set at $25,000. Officials say she was conspiring to traffic her underage relative online to multiple men in Morocco. "She was online talking to multiple guys in Morocco trying to get it setup where she could take her with her over there to them," said Freestone County Sheriff J. Shipley. According to the affidavit obtained by KWTX, at her home Nov. 19, Parker initiated a 3-way message on Facebook with two men from Morocco and sent them a photograph of the victim in lingerie, telling...
  • NY St Sen apologizes after tweeting 'kill yourself' at user who called him out over parking placard

    12/18/2018 3:00:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-18-2018 | Chris Rodrigo
    A New York state senator apologized on Tuesday after telling a Twitter user who called him out over a parking placard to "kill yourself." “I sincerely apologize," Kevin Parker (D) wrote about his since-deleted tweet. “I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of.” I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of. — Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018 Candice Giove, deputy communications director for the New York state Senate's Republican majority,...
  • What’s the link between Paxton, DeLay cases and subpoenaed Houston pastors? This guy

    06/08/2017 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 13 replies
    The Texas Monitor ^ | June 2, 2017 | Jon Cassidy
    The Collin County commissioners have decided to stop paying the three attorneys who’ve been prosecuting Attorney General Ken Paxton, citing concerns about the legality and expense of the arrangement, but they’re still paying a fourth attorney who might prove to be even less popular with their conservative voters. Collin County has paid some $82,347 and counting to attorney David Feldman for legal work such as thinking up a reason why the prosecutors shouldn’t have to disclose which reporters they’ve been talking to. Feldman is being paid the same $300-an-hour rate as the prosecutors, on the order of District Judge George...
  • Fox Searchlight, Nate Parker Confront Old Sex Case That Could Tarnish ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

    08/13/2016 7:42:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 27 replies
    deadline.com ^ | Aug. 12, 1016 | Michel Cipely & Mike Flemming
    Since it swept the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prizes and sold in a stunning $17.5 million worldwide rights deal to Fox Searchlight at January’s Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation has been considered a front-runner film in the Oscar race. A brewing controversy threatens to challenge the trajectory of that inspiring narrative. Memories of 17-year-old rape charges waged against both Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin (who shares co-story credit with Parker) while they were roommates at Penn State in 1999 left Fox Searchlight in full crisis mode these past weeks, scrambling to figure out how...
  • "Empire of the Summer Moon" - pretty interesting read

    02/23/2016 4:02:26 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 35 replies
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    I'm a history buff, especially when it comes to Texas. A pal of mine told me I should read this so I bought it a couple of years ago I guess, just got around to reading it this past fall. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • THE LEFT SEES ONLY WHITE EVIL

    09/02/2015 4:11:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    In the past week, two television reporters in Roanoke, Va. — Alison Parker and Adam Ward — were murdered by a black man who hated whites, and a white police officer in Houston — Darren Goforth — was murdered by a black man. Neither crime has been labeled a hate crime. And no mainstream media reporting of the murders attributes either to race-based hate.
  • The inoffensive everyday phrases used by reporter Alison Parker that earned her a death sentence...

    08/28/2015 4:03:18 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2015 | Wills Robinsom
    Innocuous phrases Alison Parker used every day to describe her job may have led to her death, simply because Vester Lee Flanagan thought they were racist. The 24-year-old TV reporter who was shot and killed by the disgruntled ex-employee on Wednesday somehow angered him by using terms like 'swinging' by an address or going out into the 'field' while she was an intern at WDBJ. It sheds further light on the murderer's erratic behavior, details of which have emerged since he callously gunned down Parker and cameraman Adam Ward live on breakfast TV. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling...
  • What A Day! by Ted Weems and his Orchestra, 1929

    06/04/2015 6:00:13 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1929 | Ted Weems
    Vocal by Parker Gibbs. Recorded June, 1929.
  • Star Parker Compares Black Leadership To ‘Plantation Overseers’

    02/19/2015 1:02:33 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/18/2015 | Nick Givas
    Star Parker believes that black leadership is to blame for the struggles of the African-American community... Parker compared black leadership to “plantation overseers,” and said its job is to keep thriving African-Americans down and make them complacent in a welfare culture. “The Democratic machine has built up this plantation,” Parker said. “Then, they gerrymander the plantation in order to keep getting re-elected. When an African-American tries to stand up and challenges this system, they are quickly silenced, and treated like an escaped slave.”.. Just like a slave, they are dragged back to the farm and stripped of their integrity. We...
  • Houston drops controversial pastor subpoenas

    10/29/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by pawpawrick · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/2014
    Houston announced Wednesday that it will withdraw the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents, The Houston Chronicle reported. "I didn't do this to satisfy them," Mayor Annise Parker said, referring to critics of the subpoenas. "I did it because it was not serving Houston."
  • Houston’s Church-Attacking Mayor Annise Parker Caught Lying, Smearing Texas DPS

    10/27/2014 11:10:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 27, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Take a look at P.J. Gladnick’s post over at Newsbusters . The gist: Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s daughter had trouble getting her driving test done to get her driver’s license. Parker, a lesbian who married her partner out of state after being elected mayor of Texas’ largest city, blamed the problem on the Texas Department of Public Safety and, specifically, on Texas law which does not recognize same-sex marriage. Their daughters are adopted and they also have a foster son. Parker launched her blame game in this tweet. Daughter needs drivers test. Has all docs, some in MomA name, some...
  • City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons [Dealing With Homosexuality]

    10/15/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 155 replies
    Fox ^ | Published October 14, 2014 | By Todd Starnes
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.” ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • Teen Honor Student Brutally Murdered Parents with Multiple Weapons (took away his iPod)

    05/29/2014 11:12:33 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    A 16-year-old Norview High School student, Vincent Tyrell Parker of Norfolk entered a guilty plea to charges of killing both his parents in a brutal assault he claims was fueled by his dad taking away his iPod. Parker admitted to leaving school early, while his father was still at work. Vincent drove home to the 1000 block of Bland Avenue, where he lived with his parents. He went upstairs and pepper-sprayed his mother when she came out of the bathroom. He then stabbed her in the eye and beat her with a crowbar and a baseball bat. Vincent claimed at...
  • Tenn. package bomb explosion: Son-in-law charged in case that killed 2

    02/13/2014 5:15:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014
    The son-in-law of the elderly couple killed this week in a package bomb explosion at their Tennessee home has been charged in the case, authorities said Thursday evening. A grand jury returned indictments of felony first-degree murder and felony first-degree premeditated murder against Richard Parker, 49, police said at a press conference. Authorities would not elaborate on how they came to identify him as the suspect, and said he was arrested at his home on Thursday.