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  1. Yes in the 1990s-2000s. I had best friends who worked there, but also best friends who regularly "joked" about how many steps they could take into the store without being kicked out for being too ugly/brown. Their shopping bags had photos that are all suggestive shots of naked men. This is a company that sells khakis and rugby shirts. Ofcourse their principal photographer has also been sued for sexual assault several years ago. I'm a woman who does not wear khakis; I really should not have in-depth knowledge of this fucking clothing store but it was their mission to harass teenagers 20 years ago so I do. I think all journalists need to have ethical investigative skills, regardless if their position is the morning show, weather, red carpet, etc. Otherwise, why even bother watching them? Just look up an illiterate airhead on tiktok. My local newspaper, Boston Globe, has won several awards for playing detectives: exposing the FBI/Mafia crime network, as well as the Catholic church pedophilia. Both of these topics impacted everyone in Boston. I think the collapse of supporting the local journalism industries leads to a collapse of democracy; you just get Rupert Murdoch dictating what you cover. The press are referred to as the 4th estate as they have such an important role.
  2. October 2nd at 604pm 39 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy 33 Gorillaz - Dare +4 16 Britney Spears - Toxic -6 16 Nelly Furtado - Maneater 14 Lady Gaga — Bad Romance 9 Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  3. October 2nd at 556pm 34 James — Sit Down 31 Deee-Lite — Groove Is In The Heart 29 Adventures Of Stevie V — Dirty Cash 28 Luciano Pavarotti — Nessun Dorma 28 Alannah Myles — Black Velvet 27 DNA Ft. Suzanne Vega — Tom's Diner 26 Crystal Waters — Gypsy Woman 25 B-52's — Love Shack -3 24 2 Unlimited — Get Ready For This 24 Kylie Minogue — Better The Devil You Know 24 Amy Grant — Baby Baby +2 23 Seal — Crazy 23 KLF — Last Train To Trancentral 21 Madonna — Crazy For You (Remix) 21 Heavy D And The Boyz — Now That We Found Love +2 20 Bobby Vinton — Blue Velvet 20 Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2 — Mona 20 Kim Appleby — Don't Worry 20 Nomad — (I Wanna Give You) Devotion 20 Salt-N-Pepa — Let's Talk About Sex 20 Diana Ross — When You Tell Me That You Love Me 19 Deacon Blue — Four Bacharach And David Songs EP 18 Scorpions — Wind Of Change 18 Extreme — More Than Words 16 Technotronic Ft. Ya Kid K — Get Up (Before The Night Is Over) 13 New Kids On The Block — Step By Step -3
  4. Abercrombie's policies don't just involve a few models groomed to have sex at parties. That is one layer that needs to be investigated, but they are a particularly egregious offender on all levels of operation. All of their stores in regular suburban malls had policies to sexually groom teen/20s white males to be gay. It was not even just targeted toward people who worked or shopped there. They had a culture where everyone was given a number score on looks, and if you were not white, you were immediately categorized as ugly. They encouraged widespread racism, selling clothing with racial slurs on them. You literally couldn't opt out of Abercrombie's bullshit if you wanted to. Abercrombie's advertising deliberately targeted minors to have these values. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/apr/19/abercrombie-fitch-netflix-documentary-fashion-discrimination It was a situation that unfortunately had an outreach of millions of millennials when we were teenagers. The thing that drives me nuts about the whole thing is that it was not some secret that we were blinded by. The comedy skit show Mad TV had a whole series of sketches on Abercrombie grooming straight boys to have sex with one another, and how when they finally hired non-white people, they were required to hide in the back and never be out on the floor. The US Supreme Court found Abercrombie to be in violation of the Civil Rights Act 8 years ago for religious discrimination against muslim women's scarves: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Employment_Opportunity_Commission_v._Abercrombie_%26_Fitch_Stores To me, hearing the stories of the models who went to the private residences is also an important piece of this; I don't know why anyone would leave them off the victim list.
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Pete Davidson in a minor car accident: https://pagesix.com/2023/10/01/pete-davidson-crashes-his-suv-while-leaving-his-stand-up-comedy-show/ (Page Six is actually a reliable source for SNL gossip). This wouldn't really be a notable story beyond "New Yorker doesn't know how to drive," if it wasn't for the fact that he crashed a car into a house a few months ago, and looks under the influence in those photos and really every photo ever taken of him. He did "joke" a few weeks ago that he's done ketamine every day for 4 years. https://ew.com/celebrity/pete-davidson-took-ketamine-for-four-years-before-rehab/
  6. There are GOP members who secretly meet with the Democrats; Boehner and Ryan said as much as their time as Speaker. People like Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney who have very Republican values but cannot stand the dangerous situation. They have to do so with a plan of getting the fuck out of there immediately afterward. I think it's most probable they will leave us without a Speaker for days instead of compromise. However, numerous GOP voted in favor of Jeffries' 45 day request because it would have been political suicide to keep going along with the shutdown. Maybe they finally choose someone who is not even a member of the House. No one likes McCarthy or believes he can get anything done. I would say that the Freedom Caucus in the House are actually not issuing real demands to him. The Senate will reject any bill that they send. Democrats have obvious reasons to dislike him, but their main one is that he is too dumb to talk to. The GOP voted him in as Speaker in order to just get on with things, but also to bully him. (This is actually one of the reasons I think they would not vote in Trump as Speaker as that would require them to address his problematic behavior head on, and he will bully them right back.) From an MSNBC article earlier this year on why McCarthy's own party hates him: McCarthy occasionally blurts out things Republicans don't want to hear. The Republican likely would’ve become speaker in 2015, but he accidentally told the truth about the political purpose of the GOP’s Benghazi committee, sparking an intense backlash from his ostensible allies. About a year later, in comments he didn’t know would reach the public, McCarthy joked to House Republicans that Donald Trump was on Vladimir Putin’s payroll, adding, “Swear to God.” As speaker, he’ll be talking a lot more, and no one should be surprised if he blurts out more comments like these. McCarthy is not great at counting votes. Headed into the Friday night’s developments on the House floor, McCarthy expressed confidence that he’d finally be elected speaker on the 14th ballot. Asked why he was certain, the Republican responded, “Because I counted.” He soon after lost on the 14th ballot. It was a reminder that while Pelosi was known for her expertise in vote-counting, it’s a skill her GOP successor sometimes lacks. Last spring Politico spoke to a senior GOP aide who said McCarthy has a “trust” issue, adding, “He’s a bald-faced liar who literally just has no problem completely lying.”
  7. October 1st at 630pm 30 Deee-Lite — Groove Is In The Heart 29 Luciano Pavarotti — Nessun Dorma 28 James — Sit Down +2 27 Alannah Myles — Black Velvet 25 Adventures Of Stevie V — Dirty Cash 24 Kylie Minogue — Better The Devil You Know 23 KLF — Last Train To Trancentral 22 Crystal Waters — Gypsy Woman 22 Deacon Blue — Four Bacharach And David Songs EP 22 DNA Ft. Suzanne Vega — Tom's Diner 22 Amy Grant — Baby Baby +2 21 Heavy D And The Boyz — Now That We Found Love 21 Bobby Vinton — Blue Velvet 20 Technotronic Ft. Ya Kid K — Get Up (Before The Night Is Over) 20 Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2 — Mona 20 Kim Appleby — Don't Worry 20 Seal — Crazy 20 Nomad — (I Wanna Give You) Devotion 20 Madonna — Crazy For You (Remix) 20 Extreme — More Than Words 20 Salt-N-Pepa — Let's Talk About Sex 20 2 Unlimited — Get Ready For This 20 Diana Ross — When You Tell Me That You Love Me 18 B-52's — Love Shack -3 18 New Kids On The Block — Step By Step -3 17 Scorpions — Wind Of Change 15 Madonna — Justify My Love 15 Status Quo — The Anniversary Waltz Part 1 14 Londonbeat — I’ve Been Thinking About You 11 Paula Abdul & Wild Pair — Opposites Attract 08 Madonna — Hanky Panky I've seen James live as well; great band.
  8. October 1st at 616pm 41 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy 26 Lady Gaga — Bad Romance 23 Nelly Furtado - Maneater 23 Gorillaz — Dare +4 20 Britney Spears - Toxic -6 18 Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out Of My Head 18 Eminem ft. Dido - Stan
  9. American politics: I think it's possible that McCarthy is expelled as Speaker of the House next week, and the GOP have literally no one else lined up to replace him. The obvious choice of Scalise seems off the table as he's getting chemo. If there are enough GOP (like ~6) fed up with the situation and planning to retire, we could have a flip to Jeffries. I think Gaetz is getting ousted from his seat entirely though too, as the ethics committee is supposed to come back with their verdict of whether he is a perverted sex trafficker. GOP members have been loudly complaining that he shows them porn all the time. Gaetz is firmly in a red district, so he's easily replaceable for them. Unstable situations like the above are why the Senate Republicans are content on propping up McConnell.
  10. september 30th at 1208am 37 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy 32 Gorillaz - Dare 32 Nelly Furtado - Maneater +2 29 Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out of My Head 28 Lady Gaga — Poker Face 23 Eminem ft. Dido - Stan +2 22 Britney Spears - Toxic -6 22 Lady Gaga - Bad Romance 06 Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
  11. september 30th at 1207am 16 Tears For Fears- Everybody Wants To Rule The World +4 14 A -Ha - Take On Me 08 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) -6
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    Dianne Feinstein

    The seats were selected in January 2023 which is when the 118th Congress started; they knew about her condition ahead of this which is why she was removed from the pro tempore spot. I wouldn't give them compassion either because they could have just not seated her.
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    Keefe D arrested.
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    Dianne Feinstein

    Longest serving California Senator; longest serving female Senator. Thankfully they replaced her with Patty Murray for pro tempore, but she shouldn't have gotten a committee seat, let alone an important one (judiciary).
  15. september 29th at 1227am 38 Eminem ft. Dido - Stan 31 Nelly Furtado - Maneater 31 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy 30 Gorillaz - Dare +2 30 Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out of My Head +2 27 Lady Gaga - Bad Romance 25 Lady Gaga — Poker Face 22 Evanescence - Bring Me to Life 21 Britney Spears - Toxic -6 18 Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)

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