Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday Reads

A couple of obits:

Longtime actress Patricia Barry, 94 according to the posted birthdate of 1921, has died.

She wasn't just on soap operas but appeared on what seemed like every single television series of the 1950s and 1960s. I have many episodes of her appearances on a variety of television shows on DVD.

She began her film career in 1946, often appearing in small uncredited roles or under her maiden name. She married her husband, TV producer Philip Barry, in 1950.

She appeared in dozens of films, including the Rock Hudson, Doris Day film “Send Me No Flowers.” On television she had roles in “The Twilight Zone,” “Perry Mason,” and “Gunsmoke,” among many others.

From 1971 – 1974 she played Addie Horton Williams on “Days of Our Lives.” She found further success on daytime television playing Peg English on “All My Children” from 1980 – 1981. She followed that up as Miss Sally Gleason on “Guiding Light” from 1984 – 1987.

Bhumibol Adulyadej, king of Thailand, has died at the age of 88. His 70-year-reign was the longest in the world.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died aged 88, ending seven decades on the throne during which he became a unifying father figure and rare source of stability in a country that has weathered more than a dozen coups since he came to power in 1946 aged just 18.

A statement from the royal household bureau said Bhumibol, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, “passed away peacefully” at 3.52pm (8.52am BST) on Thursday at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok.

Thailand’s prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha, dressed in a black suit, appeared on domestic television channels minutes after the announcement and confirmed that the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will succeed to the throne. He said the nation will observe a year-long mourning period.

The dolt with the comb-over hair denies sexual assault allegations against a reporter, but then proceeds to make sexist remarks against her.

The religious right ain't dead yet, so this article is a bit premature.

The fact is it and Trump are kindred spirits. Both have misogynist views.

The fundies will overlook Trump's obvious shortcomings and vote for him simply because he is a MAN. Fundies do not believe women have any business being in "authority" over men because women are inferior to men. Because of their twisting of the Adam and Eve allegory, they think since women are responsible for man's fall, they are too stupid and gullible to be trusted to lead. This despite centuries--even millennia--to the contrary that women CAN lead.


Trump apparently has never heard of the famous libel case Times vs. Sullivan.

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