'I have, we're putting together a list of, a group of African-American women who are qualified and have the experience to be on the court,' Biden said. 'I'm not going to release that until further down the line of vetting them as well.' … [Read more...] about Joe Biden says his running mate shortlist includes Asian and Latino as well as black women – and that he is putting together list of black women he will nominate to Supreme Court
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When attempts were made to introduce Aids awareness classes into schools in the 1980s, Schlafly decried them as 'the teaching of safe sodomy', and she remained opposed to same-sex marriage — even after her eldest son, John, was outed by a gay magazine in 1992. … [Read more...] about Mary Whitehouse… eat your heart out! US moral crusader Phyllis Schlafly – played by Cate Blanchett in a new TV drama – championed family values but dragged women to the Dark Ages, called marital rape a legal nonsense and hated feminism
Haynes said she and Wenham had been in touch after their children’s on-screen appearances. “It was like we were in it together,” she said. “There was a sense of solidarity and we were both pleased it was seen as a positive thing about parenting in lockdown.” … [Read more...] about Child-interrupted TV broadcasts ‘show reality for working parents’
Even in the anarchic heyday of the Marx brothers at Paramount Pictures, when they turned out vaudevillian free-for-alls such as Horse Feathers and Duck Soup, or Mel Brooks parodies like Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein, audiences had never encountered the sheer volume of gags that hit them in Airplane!, which are so relentless that the bad ones don’t have time to develop an odor. There are puns, pratfalls, provocations, foreground/background dynamics, double entendres, references to film and TV and popular commercials, random acts of silliness and absurdity, and every possible strain of what would later be categorized as a “dad joke”. Even at 40, when a handful of the references and bits have grown whiskers, Airplane! still absolutely kills. Rarely has a film so eager to please been so successful in doing so. … [Read more...] about Airplane! at 40: the best spoof comedy ever made?
Skye police probeWhen challenged during the Scottish government's weekend coronavirus briefing on whether ministers should have intervened further at Home Farm care home on Skye where 10 people died amid an outbreak, Ms Freeman said care providers "should have contingency plans" for outbreaks such as flu. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Health secretary signals care home review