During an interview with Elle magazine, actress Kim Basinger reportedly talked about the steps women, especially actresses, should take if they want to rise up and rule the world.
“Women are important, and they have to be in the movies. So, what are you going to do? All we have to do is all hold our hands and stand up and say ‘No.’ We can stop having babies, we can stop having sex, everything. And then women will rule the world. We’d all hold hands and say, ‘No more.’ How about that? That’s it. Women would know their power.”
David Letterman gave his first interview since departing from “The Late Show” to the Indianapolis Monthly newspaper and opened up about the one interview he wishes he could do over again, writes AOL.com.
The former late show host gave an exclusive interview to reporter and former college friend, Ron Pearson, and discussed his retirement.
“Warren Zevon was on years ago, and we all knew he was dying,” Letterman said. “I was at a loss because I couldn’t think of an entry point for a conversation with a dying man on a television show that’s supposed to be silly. ‘How are you doing? You look great!’ doesn’t exactly work. I was really dissatisfied with my part of that conversation. I was ill-equipped to connect with a friend who was going through something like that,” quotes Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Zevon was a frequent guest on Letterman and filled in nearly twenty times for bandleader Paul Shaffer. He died in September 2003, nearly a year after appearing on “The Late Show.”
In other news, Letterman claims he doesn’t know how to use a cellphone.
“It’s stunning what you find out about yourself when everything you’ve done for 33 years changes,” he said in the same interview.
It appears that the transition has been a bit rough. “As it turns out, after all these years of having someone make my calls for me, I can no longer operate a telephone,” said Letterman. Luckily his two assistants are staying with him for now to handle the technology, states Vanity Fair.
“The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a long-awaited draft report on hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) which concluded that there is no evidence that fracking has ‘led to widespread, systemic impact on drinking water resources in the United States,’” writes lexology.com.
“A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report on the impact of hydraulic fracturing has found no evidence that the contentious technique of oil and gas extraction has had a widespread effect on the nation’s water supply, the agency said Thursday,” writes The New York Times.
“Nevertheless, the long-awaited draft report found that the techniques used in hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, do have the potential to contaminate drinking water.”
Recently, host Stewart Varney interviewed anti-fracking activist and producer of the documentary Gasland Josh Fox about the recent EPA report.
It always seemed like Fox doesn’t interview liberal guests very often, because the interviews boil down to chaos. Often, they choose to interview their own people – Fox News contributors, analysts, other hosts, etc.
What is FOIA? FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act. According to Wikipedia, it is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the U.S. government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures, and grants nine exemptions to the statute. This amendment was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966, and went into effect in 1967. FOIA allows groups to petition the government to release certain information on an ethical basis.
On Monday, June 8th, the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon discussed the Scottish National Party’s election victories and reasons for wanting independence from the U.K.
“Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon (born 19 July 1970) is the fifth and current First Minister of Scotland and the Leader of the Scottish National Party, in office since 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position. Sturgeon represents Glasgow Southside as its MSP.” (Member of the Scottish Parliament – ed.).
“A law graduate of the University of Glasgow, Sturgeon worked as a solicitor in Glasgow. She was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999, and served successively as the SNP’s shadow minister for education, health and justice. In 2004, she announced that she would stand as a candidate for the leadership of the SNP following the resignation of John Swinney. However, she later withdrew from the contest in favour of Alex Salmond, standing instead as depute (deputy) leader on a joint ticket with Salmond.”
In a recent Fox News interview with host of The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly, Jeb Bush didn’t seem to differ much from his brother on the subject of Iraq, nor did he seem worried about the trillions of dollars spent or the thousands of lives lost from the war.
The Huffington Post:
“Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would have authorized the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, putting the likely 2016 presidential contender on the same page as his brother George W. Bush, the president who actually did so.”
MSNBC speaks with Danielle, a Baltimore local who believes “this is a time that we really need to come together,” and expresses frustration at the media’s lack of attention to peaceful protests in Baltimore in the days before the violence.
By most measurements, Barack Obama has been a reasonable president – economic indicators have improved, and he has kept the country out of any big new wars. He is also working on a deal with Iran to keep nuclear weapons out of their hands, but some people believe the agreement between six countries and Iran actually GIVES Iran a nuclear weapon.
Former right-wing U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann went on an interview with Understanding The Times broadcaster Jan Markell this weekend, and said that people should “not despair but rejoice” that the world has reached the “midnight hour” and that “we in our lifetimes potentially could see Jesus Christ returning to earth and the Rapture of the church.”