If the holidays flood your heart with an arctic chill and the inescapable death cloud of dread; if you feel devoid of gift inspiration and have nobody special in your life to make you feel truly known and cared for with a gift in return; if the darkness descending promptly at 4:47 p.m. every day makes you want to pull out your hair by the roots and snarf down eggnog-free whiskey until you hit sweet oblivion, Maria Bamford knows how you feel. advertisement advertisement She knows that beneath the gauzy Hallmark veneer, Christmas is also a time to stick families too close together for too long in a pressure cooker of secrets, expectations, and resentments, perhaps in a city where it’s too damn cold to go outside much. And that’s if you’re lucky enough to not be alone. Yes, Maria Bamford, one of our most thrilling and crucial comedians, is acutely familiar with the true meaning of being freaked out by Christmas, which is why she made a frazzledelic holiday … [Read more...] about Maria Bamford Is Here To Help You Through The Christmas Blues
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Three TMC MLAs who had switched over to the BJP after the Lok Sabha polls this year are in touch with the Mamata Banerjee-led party and have expressed their wish to return to the party fold, TMC sources said.However, Trinamool Congress leadership claimed that none of the turncoats would be taken back to the party as "traitors" cannot be trusted.According to the TMC sources, within months of joining the saffron party, three TMC MLAs of North 24 Parganas have been trying to get in touch with the party top brass and have expressed their desire to return to the parent party.Close "Three MLAs from the district who had switched over have been sending feelers to party leaders. The party high command will take a call," a senior leader of TMC's North 24 Parganas said on condition of anonymity. related news 'Swachh Bharat' has become people's movement: Rajnath Woman pours inflammable liquid on daughter to demand justice for Unnao victim Gaurs Group to invest Rs 750 cr on new … [Read more...] about 3 TMC MLAs who switched over to BJP in touch with party: Sources
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Saturday took a swipe at corruption in politics, saying the entire game "revolved around black money". The chief minister said it was useless to talk of ending corruption until the flow of black money to political parties was not stopped.Alleging that electoral bonds were a "big scandal", Gehlot also urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto cognizance of the matter."Today, I have got a chance to say that entire game of politics is based on black money…be it bond, cheque or cash. Talking about eliminating corruption is useless until black money funding of political parties is stopped," Gehlot said during the inauguration of the newly constructed Rajasthan High Court premises.Close He made these remarks in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and several Supreme Court and high court judges. related news Policy | Electoral bonds promote what they … [Read more...] about Useless to talk of ending corruption as black money flows to parties: Gehlot
Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav sat on a dharna outside the Vidhan Bhavan here on Saturday, blaming the Yogi Adityanath-led state government for the death of the Unnao gang rape victim in Delhi.Terming the day as "Black Day", he demanded that the BJP government be removed after accusing it of failing to protect women in the state.Accompanied by senior party leaders, Akhilesh squatted near the main entrance of the Vidhan Sabha to protest the Unnao incident.Close Speaking to reporters here, he said his party will hold 'shok sabhas' (condolence meetings) in all the district headquarters "in memory of all the daughters who have lost their lives". related news Mulayam Singh Yadav cuts 81st birthday cake at party office, brother Shivpal celebrates without him Akhilesh makes poetic reaction to Ayodhya verdict Samajwadi Party will be in power in UP in 2022, wounds of Demonetisation now deeper: Akhilesh Yadav Pointing fingers at the … [Read more...] about UP govt failing to protect state’s women, should be removed: Akhilesh
For a certain substrata of Twitter, Tuesday afternoon felt a lot like Schadenfreude Christmas. advertisement advertisement First came the news that Jacob Wohl, an atonal Trump rally chant made flesh, created a fake company with the hilarious moniker “Surefire Intelligence” to launch a smear campaign against Robert Mueller, and got caught in part because the company’s contact number went to his mom’s voicemail. (The Coen Brothers would be hard-pressed to invent a more inept scammer.) The cross-section of Twitter resigned to seeing Wohl’s increasingly bizarre and shrill defenses of the president broke out into swift celebration. “Jacob Wohl” became the top trending topic, a peak he had likely long aspired to reach, if perhaps not in the way he finally did. As if all this weren’t enough comeuppance for one day, then came these tweets from Kanye West. I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want … [Read more...] about Kanye’s done with MAGA and Twitter is done with Kanye. A eulogy for the former artist.