Tonight on tv for me – January 19, 2017

Hi all!
A quick look at what I plan on watching tonight.
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at 8:00 pm is The Big Bang Theory, Penny thinks Leonard is taking her for granted and decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy; Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room. duration 31 minutes.
at 8:31 pm is The Great Indoors, An investigative coup turns Mason into an overnight celebrity, causing Jack to try and reassert his dominance; due to his low self-esteem, Clark offers Emma relationship advice about other men rather than asking her out. duration 30 minutes. ___ food
at 9:00 pm is Chopped, Whiskey and wings appear in every basket; a fun starch for the appetizer round; hot sauce for round two; wings for dessert. duration One hour.

Iowa’s Steve King attacks both John Lewis and the Congressional Black Caucus in the same interview

Tuesday was an odd day for Steve King (R, Iowa) because he said that John Lewis hasn’t done anything since he marched for equality in Selma.
“I’ve served with John Lewis now for quite some time,” King said on WHO radio “And we don’t really always, I don’t know that we’ve ever found ourselves where we’ve been working together on legislation in that way. But I have long contemplated the idea of just going to the floor and saying, ‘John Lewis, thank you for your contribution to civil rights during the civil rights era. I would appreciate it if you would contribute something since then. It’s been a half a century. And a number of us have watched that and said, ‘He trades off of it. And I guess that’s fine. But he should be doing some other things, too. And I haven’t seen it happen from him. I have a question what have you done Rep. King that is on that level? I am sure Mr. Lewis is doing something of value.
Mr. King (no relation to the great doctor) was not done declaring his views. This time he took a shot at the Congressional Black Caucus.
“I mean, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., as yesterday we celebrated his birthday, wasn’t about segregation, it was about desegregation,” King said. “But now they self-segregate and use the vehicle they created that’s the self-segregating caucus in order to advance a leftist political agenda that is not at all reflective of Martin Luther King’s memory. He wanted equal opportunity, and they don’t advocate for equal opportunity, they’re advocating for special privileges and immunity from the responsibilities that other citizens have to carry.
This is not his first time making his views known. Remember on MSNBC last summer when he said that white people contributed the most toward this country and this is why their were so many white people at the Republican National Convention.
“This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King said on “All In With Chris Hayes” to Esquire writer Charlie Pierce . “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about. Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?

thought for today – January 18, 2017

A thought for the day: Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. – Bill Gates

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‘I can’t imagine living the rest of my life accepting that people just disappeared into thin air.

GRACE NATHAN, whose mother was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it disappeared in 2014. Officials have formally ended the search for the plane.. ht new york times.

EPA pick Scott Pruitt was asked a simple question about water – couldn’t answer it.

This is the guy you want running the EPA? Really?
On Wednesday Ben Cardin (D-Md.) asked Scott Pruitt if “there is any safe level of lead that can be taken into the human body. If you said no then you are smarter than this guy.
“Senator, that is something I have not reviewed nor know about,” said Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma.
“I would be very concerned about any level of lead going into the drinking water or obviously human consumption,” he continued, “but I’ve not looked at a scientific research on that.
Pruitt should go and visit a little town called Flint. They know the answer and so does everyone not named Scott Pruitt.
One of the EPA’s jobs is to make sure that water utilities keep lead levels as low as possible. A key premise of the federal regulation that utilities have to follow, and which the EPA enforces, is that no amount of lead is safe.

The People have spoken – inside are the winners

The people have spoken and now we know who won at the people’s choice awards. congratulations to all the winners

2016 People’s Choice Awards Winners

Favorite Movie Icon: Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Actor: Ryan Reynolds

Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite Action Movie: Deadpool

Favorite Action Movie Actress: Margot Robbie

Favorite Dramatic Movie: Me Before You

Favorite Comedic Movie: Bad Moms

Favorite Movie: Finding Dory

Favorite Network TV Comedy: The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedy TV Actress: Sofia Vergara

Favorite Thriller Movie: The Girl on the Train

Favorite TV Show: Outlander

Favorite New TV Comedy: Man With a Plan

Favorite New TV Drama: This Is Us

Favorite Group: Fifth Harmony

Favorite Action Movie Actor: Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Matt LeBlanc

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Kristen Bell

Favorite Competition TV Show: The Voice

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: G-Easy

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Priyanka Chopra

Favorite Premium Series Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy

Favorite Cable TV Comedy: Baby Daddy

Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Ellen DeGeneres, Finding Dory

Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Justin Chambers

Favorite Breakout Artist: Niall Horan

Favorite Cable TV Drama: Bates Motel

Favorite Cable TV Actor: Freddie Highmore

Favorite Cable TV Actress: Vera Fermiga

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor: Sam Heughan

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress: Caitriona Balfe

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Female Artist: Britney Spears

Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Group: Little Big Town

Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Pop Artist: Britney Spears

Favorite Social Media Celebrity: Britney Spears

Favorite Animated TV Show: The Simpsons

Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team: Good Morning America

Favorite Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Outlander

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Supernatural

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: The Walking Dead

Favorite Comedic Collaboration: Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres’ Mall Mischief

Favorite Social Media Star: Cameron Dallas

Favorite Premium Drama Series: Orange Is the New Black

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor: Mark Harmon

Favorite TV Crime Drama: Criminal Minds

Favorite Network TV Drama: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite YouTube Star: Lilly Singh

Favorite Premium Comedy Series: Fuller House

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Tom Hanks

Favorite Male Country Artist: Blake Shelton

Favorite Album: Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Blake Lively

Favorite Premium Series Actor: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake

Favorite Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin Hart

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress: Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Humanitarian: Tyler Perry

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hollywood birthdays – January 18, 2017

Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include French philosopher Montesquieu in 1689. English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget’s Thesaurus, in 1779. American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in 1782. English author A.A. Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh, in 1882. comedian Oliver Hardy of the Laurel and Hardy movie team, in 1892. actor Cary Grant in 1904. actor Danny Kaye in 1913. American inventor Ray Dolby in 1933. filmmaker John Boorman in 1933 (age 84). former Northern Ireland politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Hume in 1937 (age 80). former baseball star Curt Flood in 1938. singer David Ruffin in 1941 (age 76). singer Bobby Goldsboro in 1941 (age 75), actor Kevin Costner in 1955 (age 62) . actor Jesse L. Martin in 1969 (age 48).