Charles Schulz’s "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is a classic Peanuts special from 1973 that airs during the holidays. But one particular scene has been stirring up controversy in recent years.
Charles Schulz’s "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is a classic Peanuts special from 1973 that airs during the holidays. But one particular scene has been stirring up controversy in recent years.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, and Donte DeVincenzo sparked a five-point sequence in the fourth quarter that helped the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for a 115-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The Bucks (11-6) were leading by just three points after a dunk by DeVincenzo, who followed with a steal and drew a flagrant foul on Kyle Lowry. After DeVincenzo made the two free throws, the Bucks took the ball out of bounds and Bryn Forbes nailed a 3-pointer to put the Bucks up 92-84 with 9:54 left.
Mel Brooks directed Leachman, Ed Asner acted with her, Viola Davis admired her. Hollywood luminaries celebrate Leachman, who died Wednesday at 94.
If the Bucs want to upset the Chiefs, they'll need to remain aggressive on offense. That means a player like Miller has a shot at becoming a hero.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty When Iowa Rep. Steve King lost re-election in a primary last year, many House Republicans breathed a sigh of relief that their most politically toxic member—one whose open sympathy with white supremacists made him a pariah in the House—was finally jettisoned from their ranks.His replacement quickly emerged in Georgia: Marjorie Taylor Greene.The new GOP congresswoman from Georgia arrived on Capitol Hill in January, known to have an on-again, off-again flirtation with QAnon, and a penchant for believing conspiracies about 9/11 and the Sandy Hook shooting. But on Tuesday—less than three weeks after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol looking for politicians to kill—CNN’s KFILE revealed that in the past, Greene had publicly supported social media posts that advocated for the murder of Democratic politicians, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi.As CNN notes, Greene liked a comment from January 2019 that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove Pelosi from power.Many in the GOP who were relieved to see King go are now despondent that they have added someone far more extreme to their ranks—and angry that their leadership did not see this coming. Her brand of extremism has been known to party leadership for months: after an initial raft of racist, Islamophobic comments from Greene were reported by Politico before her primary in June, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called them “appalling.” But he then did not intervene to stop her victory, and he has since welcomed her into the party’s fold.On Tuesday, McCarthy’s office told Axios that he planned to “have a conversation” with Greene about the social media posts. But to many in the GOP conference, that is the least he will have to do. “I remember when people said MTG was going to be a Steve King problem,” said one House Republican aide, “and it’s starting to become clear she’s going to be a much bigger problem than that.”The newly revealed posts were the last straw for Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), who announced Wednesday evening he was filing a motion to have her removed from the House.“Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government,” Gomez said in a statement. “It is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country, that I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body.”Some Democrats had already endorsed that move, and it’s likely that Gomez will have company for his resolution. On Wednesday afternoon, freshman Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) tweeted that Greene should resign or else be expelled. “If you don't understand that calling for the murder of political rivals is a threat to democracy,” he said, “you shouldn't be allowed to represent one.”Many Democrats still haven’t forgiven Greene for her behavior on Jan. 6, when she was filmed without a mask in a safe room on Capitol Hill during the attack and ignored an offer for a mask. Four people in the room later tested positive for COVID-19. Greene later said in an interview with far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins that antifa was responsible for the Capitol storming—another conspiracy theory, which McCarthy himself took to the House floor to denounce.The congresswoman’s first real legislative act was to introduce articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden after he was inaugurated—a move that made even many in the GOP privately grimace. She has been assigned to the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee, putting her on more favorable terrain than King, who spent his final term stripped of his committee assignments.Asked Wednesday during a briefing if the White House had a comment on whether Greene should be disciplined in any way for her social media posts, White House press secretary Jen Psaki replied, “We don't. And I'm not going to speak further about her, I think, in this briefing room.”At a public townhall in her district Wednesday night, after urging supporters to “resist” while Democrats have the majority and “refuse to be told that you can’t say certain things,” Greene railed against the media for what she described as a conspiracy to portray her as a “monster.”“So for someone like me, they’re going to dig up anything they can to make me sound like a monster and a horrible person. And they’regoing to report about that nonstop, but they’re never going to post about the thousands and thousands of really nice Facebook or Twitter posts that I made. Bible verses, praising someone, doing something good …. They’re just going to always make sure that someone like me looks like a monster. And that’s wrong. It’s gotta stop.”A few minutes later, a local reporter who attempted to ask Greene a question was ejected. Meredith Aldis, a reporter with local TV station WRCB, said she and her crew were threatened with arrest and escorted out despite having been invited and credentialed for the meeting. She said reporters were warned they would be thrown out if they asked questions, but she noted to Greene that she was also a “taxpayer” who had the right to speak.I tried to ask a question during the Town Hall meeting and was threatened to be arrested by Whitfield County Sheriff’s Deputies and was escorted out. @WRCB— Meredith Aldis WRCB (@MeredithAWRCB) January 28, 2021 For the past few years, Greene—who has made carrying around guns of all shapes and sizes part of her persona—has been a known quantity for groups that advocate for gun safety. Her tirades at rallies have targeted groups like Everytown and Moms Demand Action and her seemingly self-filmed diary-esque videos, once posted on her Facebook page, frequently promoted conspiracy theories regarding some of the most horrific mass shootings in American history.Her assertions that school shootings from Parkland, FL to Newtown, CT, were false flags have been extensively documented by CNN’s KFILE and Media Matters.On Wednesday morning, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was murdered in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018, tweeted a video of Green chasing down and yelling at David Hogg, a Parkland survivor high turned gun safety advocate, as he walked up to the U.S. Capitol. The footage, from Greene’s own YouTube page and filmed just weeks after Hogg’s classmates were gunned down, spread quickly around the Internet.In the months after Parkland, one of many mass shootings she has asserted were “false flags” —that is to say, staged—Greene posted and liked posts mocking Hogg. All have now been removed, according to CNN’s KFILE.In one undated video, Greene, wearing a black hat with a coiled yellow snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” posits that the shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 was a leftist plot to end gun rights. Another, removed from her social media but unearthed by Media Matters, is less sinister and more bizarre, targeting Moms Demand Action, a gun safety group.“All these moms that demand action—moms that demand action: You need to grow some balls,” she said in March 2018. “And the problem is you don't have balls. We need dads.”Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, in a statement on Wednesday called for Greene’s removal."Marjorie Taylor Greene should be relegated to Infowars with the other school shooting deniers, not walking the halls of Congress,” she said. “Her reckless words and actions have endangered the lives of her colleagues, survivors of mass shootings, and all Americans. She is dangerous, and needs to go now."Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The San Jose Sharks have been on the road so long it is hard for them to remember what home looks like -- or where it is. Still, despite playing their first seven games in other arenas, San Jose is 3-4 and has been competitive in every game before Tuesday night. The Sharks have a chance to get even with the Avalanche when the two teams play again Thursday night in Denver, then it's back home -- sort of.
Top Amazon sale items to shop this Wednesday include a highly-rated Keurig machine with a large reservoir, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones and more.
Liberal MP Andrew Laming suggests overhauling hotel quarantine with resort staysHome isolation and halved timeframes also proposed but medical experts say it is too early to know if vaccines will enable measures to be easedAustralia news live: Pfizer on track to deliver its first vaccines by late February, it says Queensland to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 FebruaryFollow the global coronavirus liveblogNSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained A Covid testing clinic in Perth. Australia’s acting chief medical officer, Prof Michael Kidd, says changes to hotel quarantine are ‘still a fair way down the track’. Photograph: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images
The actress is set to play the comedy icon in a new Aaron Sorkin film that also stars Javier Bardem
The artistic swimming event will double as the sport's final qualifier for the virus-postponed Games. It was due to be held on 4-7 March in Tokyo but will now take place two months later.
Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors) with a 3-pointer vs the Milwaukee Bucks, 01/27/2021
For the first time since the trade that sent seven-time All-NBA guard James Harden to Brooklyn, the Houston Rockets on Tuesday featured both John Wall and Victor Oladipo in their backcourt. The Rockets will be seeking more of the same from Wall and Oladipo -- who combined for 44 points, seven rebounds and six assists -- on Thursday at Toyota Center when they host the Portland Trail Blazers.
(Bloomberg) -- Gold fell after the Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged and stuck with the current pace of bond-buying, aiding the dollar and putting bullion on course for the worst start to a year in a decade.The Fed repeated it would maintain bond-buying at $120 billion per month until “substantial further progress” toward employment and inflation goals has been made. After the Federal Open Market Committee’s first meeting of 2021, Chair Jerome Powell said it would take “some time” to achieve the threshold for altering purchases, making clear the central bank’s not close to tapering them.Bullion has lost more than 3% this month, its worst January performance since 2011, as traders weighed the strengthening greenback, prospects for more stimulus, and trajectory of the pandemic. Powell said that the widespread availability of vaccines was grounds for optimism, noting that “several developments point to an improved outlook for later this year.”“Investors focused on the Fed’s optimistic tones on vaccinations, which suggest a strong recovery in the second half,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda Corp. “Gold can’t get its groove back until the dollar rebound is over. Gold’s consolidation phase continues, and the bull case should remain if prices can hold the $1,800 level over the next couple of weeks.”Spot gold fell 0.4% to $1,837.29 an ounce at 11:12 a.m. in Singapore, after ending 0.4% lower on Wednesday. Silver and platinum dropped, while palladium was steady. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.1% after surging 0.6% a day earlier.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The losses at Point72, which manages nearly $19 billion in assets, came in part from its investment in hedge fund Melvin Capital Management, which had made a massive bet against GameStop, the report said. But as GameStop soared 700% over the past two weeks, boosted by increased interest among amateur investors, Melvin faced sudden losses. One of the rescuers was Cohen's hedge fund, which has roughly $1 billion under management with Melvin, NYT said.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the lingering potential for violence from people motivated by antigovernment sentiment after President Joe Biden's election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks. The department did not cite any specific plots, but pointed to “a heightened threat environment across the United States” that it believes “will persist” for weeks after Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration. It is not uncommon for the federal government to warn local law enforcement through bulletins about the prospect for violence tied to a particular event or date, such as July 4. But this particular bulletin, issued through the department’s National Terrorism Advisory System, is notable because it effectively places the Biden administration into the politically charged debate over how to describe or characterize acts motivated by political ideology, and suggests it regards violence like the kind that overwhelmed the Capitol as akin to terrorism. The bulletin is an indication that national security officials see a connective thread between different episodes of violence in the last year motivated by anti-government grievances, including over COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results and police use of force. The document singles out crimes motivated by racial or ethnic hatred, such as the 2019 rampage targeting Hispanics in El Paso, Texas, as well as the threat posed by extremists motivated by foreign terror groups. A DHS statement that accompanied the bulletin noted the potential for violence from “a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors.” “Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,” the bulletin said. The alert comes at a tense time following the riot at the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump seeking to overturn the presidential election. Authorities are concerned that extremists may attack other symbols of government or people whose political views they oppose. “The domestic terrorism attack on our Capitol earlier this month shined a light on a threat that has been right in front of our faces for years,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. “I am glad to see that DHS fully recognizes the threat posed by violent, right-wing extremists and is taking efforts to communicate that threat to the American people.” The alert was issued by acting Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske. Biden’s nominee for the Cabinet post, Alejandro Mayorkas, has not been confirmed by the Senate. Two former homeland security secretaries, Michael Chertoff and Janet Napolitano, called on the Senate to confirm Mayorkas so he can start working with the FBI and other agencies and deal with the threat posed by domestic extremists, among other issues. Chertoff, who served under President George W. Bush, said attacks by far-right, domestic extremists are not new but that deaths attributed to them in recent years in the U.S. have exceeded those linked to jihadists such as al-Qaida. “We have to be candid and face what the real risk is,” he said in a conference call with reporters. Federal authorities have charged more than 150 people in the Capitol siege, including some with links to right-wing extremist groups such as the Three Percenters and the Oath Keepers. The Justice Department announced charges Wednesday against 43-year Ian Rogers, a California man found with five pipe bombs during a search of his business this month who had a sticker associated with the Three Percenters on his vehicle. His lawyer told his hometown newspaper, The Napa Valley Register, that he is a “very well-respected small business owner, father, and family man” who does not belong to any violent organizations. Ben Fox And Eric Tucker, The Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — Kyle Lowry became the third player to reach the 10,000-point milestone as a Raptor, scoring on Toronto's second shot attempt against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.Lowry sank a three-pointer from 24 feet just 51 seconds into the game after a steal by Fred VanVleet.DeMar DeRozan (13,296) and Chris Bosh (10,275) are the only others to score 10,000 in Raptors colours.Lowry actually came into the game with 13,730 points, having scored 1,217 in two-plus seasons with Memphis and 2,515 in three-plus campaigns with Houston."He's had a heck of career and this is another landmark," Raptors coach Nick Nurse said before the game at Amalie Arena."I think he's made himself into a heck of a player and the scoring part of it is what he's worked on," he added. "He's improved his shooting going both ways. He's improved the depth of it. He's improved his finishing at the rim. And that all adds up to him getting to a special landmark of 10,000 (points)."A hell of a player in a Raptors jersey, that's for sure."The 34-year-old guard from Philadelphia is already Toronto’s all-time leader in three-pointers made (1,425), assists (4,032) and steals (842). Lowry, in his 15th NBA season, came to the Raptors in a July 2012 trade that sent Gary Forbes and a 2013 first-round pick to Houston.Golden State’s Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Washington’s Bradley Beal and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo are the only active players with 10,000 points with their current team.The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo reached 11,000 points for his career on Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks, becoming just the sixth player in Milwaukee franchise history to reach 11,000 points.Antetokounmpo came into Wednesday's game with 11,007 points.Lowry had been ejected in the dying seconds of the Raptors' previous game, a 129-114 loss in Indiana on Monday. The six-time all-star had missed the two games before that with a foot injury,This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2021 The Canadian Press
Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) with a buzzer beater vs the Toronto Raptors, 01/27/2021
Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks) with a dunk vs the Toronto Raptors, 01/27/2021
The Great Green Way: a seven-day drive down the coast of tropical north Queensland. Life is returning to Australia’s tropical tourist destinations – but without international visitors, the drive from Port Douglas to Townsville via Cairns has a prevailing sense of calm
Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks) with a 2-pointer vs the Toronto Raptors, 01/27/2021
Billionaire investor Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management has suffered a nearly 15% loss this year due to a sudden surge in the shares of video-game retailer GameStop Corp, the New York Times reported https://nyti.ms/2YiotoW on Wednesday. The losses at Point72, which manages nearly $19 billion in assets, came in part from its investment in hedge fund Melvin Capital Management, which had made a massive bet against GameStop, the report said. One of the rescuers was Cohen's hedge fund, which has roughly $1 billion under management with Melvin, NYT said.