MR POTATO HEAD LOSING HIS GRAPEFRUITS

MR POTATO HEAD LOSING HIS GRAPEFRUITS


Hasbro rebranding Mr. Potato Head toy line as gender-neutral ‘Potato Head

The branding of the overall toy line is changing,

Mr. Potato Head, the classic Hasbro toy brand which includes the mustachioed Mr. Potato Head and clean-shaven Mrs. Potato Head, will soon be rebranded as the gender-neutral “Potato Head” toy line.

The new branding will be reflected on packaging scheduled to debut later this year, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Hasbro says its Mr. Potato Head brand, which includes all kinds of toy tubers, is being changed simply to “Potato Head” in order to “better reflect the full line.” The brand stresses, however, that neither of the individual Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head toys will be renamed.

“While we’re renaming the Mr. Potato Head brand to Potato Head to better reflect the full line, the iconic Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters aren’t going anywhere and will remain Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head,” the brand wrote in a statement shared with Fox News. (Hasbro)

“While we’re renaming the Mr. Potato Head brand to Potato Head to better reflect the full line, the iconic Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters aren’t going anywhere and will remain Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head,” the brand wrote in a statement shared with Fox News.

DAWG SAYS: MANY HOURS OF MY YOUTH WERE SPENT WITH MR POTATO HEAD AND NOW MY CHILDHOOD WAS A LIE.


LADY GAGA OFFERS $500K REWARD FOR DOGS

LADY GAGA OFFERS $500K REWARD FOR DOGS


Lady Gaga’s Dogwalker Shot, Wounded In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen


The singer is offering a ‘no questions asked’ $500,000 reward for their safe return.

A man was shot and wounded while walking singer Lady Gaga’s dogs on a Hollywood street Wednesday night, and two of her French bulldogs were then stolen.

Asia, one of Lady Gaga’s three French bulldogs, was found safe by police after a dog walker was shot and wounded in Hollywood, Calif. The suspects stole Lady Gaga’s two other two bulldogs. Feb. 24, 2021. (OnScene TV)

A third dog escaped, but was later recovered by police. The singer is offering a no questions asked $500,000 reward for their safe return, a spokesperson for Lady Gaga confirmed to CBSLA Thursday.

The shooting occurred at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, just off Sunset Boulevard.

A 30-year-old man, identified to CBSLA by friends as Ryan Fischer, was walking several dogs when two suspects got out of a car and approached him, Los Angeles police said. After an altercation, the suspects opened fire on him.

They then stole two French bulldogs and fled in a car.

DAWGS SAYS: NOTE THE REWARD IS FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF THE DOGS BUT NOT FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE SHOOTER(S)


SCOTUS DECLINES MORE ELECTION CASES

SCOTUS DECLINES MORE ELECTION CASES

SCOTUS scoots past Penn. election law case

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had deeply divided the justices just before the election.

The cases the justices rejected involved election challenges filed by former President Donald Trump and his allies in five states President Joe Biden won: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The justices’ decision not to hear the cases ends months of legal wrangling. The court had previously taken no action in those cases and in January had turned away pleas that the cases be fast-tracked, again suggesting the justices were not interested in hearing them.

Some of the justices, however, had strong feelings about the court’s decision not to hear two cases from Pennsylvania that had been particularly contentious in the battleground state. The cases involved an appeal of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision requiring election officials to receive and count mailed-in ballots that arrived up to three days after the election. Three of the nine justices said they would have heard the case, which would not have affected the election’s outcome.

Justice Clarence Thomas called the cases an “ideal opportunity” to address an important question whether state lawmakers or state courts get the last word about the manner in which federal elections are carried out. And he called it “befuddling” and “inexplicable” that his colleagues were declining to weigh in.

Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs said: “Justice [Clarence] Thomas makes the point [in his dissent that] this is going to happen again – and with H.R. 1 on the plate … this signals that the court is not willing to do anything. [H.R. 1 is a] horrible, horrible takeover of the election system by the feds, controlled then by the leftist government that you’re watching taking more and more power day by day. It’s coming up probably this week for a vote; something has to stop them.”

“[I suspect] Justice [John] Roberts and others on that court are really afraid that the Democrats are going to expand the court and they will lose their power – and this is their way of saying [to the Democrats] ‘You don’t need to [do that]’. Because why would they expand it [if] they have the court they need? They have this wonderful court that rules in their favor. And now with Amy Coney Barrett, [Brett] Kavanaugh, [Chief Justice] Roberts already are ruling with the liberal justices, why would you expand the court?”

DAWG SAYS: I DO NOT KNOW FOR SURE BUT APPEARS SCOTUS IS TAKING A HANDS OFF APPROACH TO MANY THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DECIDED.

ARE THEY CONCERND ABOUT COURT PACKING IF THEY DON’T?

HAVE THEY BEEN INTIMIDATED?

MORE POLITICALLY CORRECT YOU TUBE NONSENSE

MORE POLITICALLY CORRECT YOU TUBE NONSENSE

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YouTube AI Blocked Chess Channel Over Racial Slurs Like “Black and White”

The Youtube channel, which is named ‘Agadmator‘, belongs to Croatian chess player Antonio Radic and has been the unintended victim of AI algorithms that are set up to detect racist content and hate speech.

Last year, the world’s most popular YouTube chess channel, with 1.000.000 subscribers and over 393 million views in total, was blocked over charges of “harmful and dangerous” content.


The incident happened on 28 June 2020 when Radic’s channel was blocked during a chess show with Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura because of the AI algorithms which mistook the two chess players’ conversation about black and white chess pieces as racism. Fortunately, the channel was restored within 24 hours.

Ashiqur KhudaBukhsh, a project scientist at CMU’s Language Technologies Institute, and fellow researcher Rupak Sarkar at Carnegie Melon’s Language Technologies Institute have tested the ‘black v white’ chess match theory by using AI software to screen an impressive 680.000 comments from 5 popular chess YouTube channels.

Their conclusion after manually reviewing chess videos and 1.000 comments, was that over 80% of them had been flagged by the speech classifiers as hate speech because of terms such as “black”, “white”, “attack” and “threat”.


RETIRED PITCHER CURT SCHILLING SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HOF

RETIRED PITCHER CURT SCHILLING SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HOF

Schilling asks to be removed from ’22 ballot

After missing out on election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by 16 votes on Tuesday, former pitcher Curt Schilling announced that he does not intend to have his name on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for 2022 — which would be his 10th and final year of eligibility.

“I will not participate in the final year of voting,” Schilling wrote in a letter to the Hall of Fame that he shared publicly on social media. “I am requesting to be removed from the ballot.”

No new HOF electees in 2021

Jane Forbes Clark, the Chairman of the Board for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, released a statement on Schilling’s request Tuesday night.

“As you know, the Board of Directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame sets the rules and procedures for the BBWAA balloting process,” the statement read. “The Board has received Curt Schilling’s request for removal from the 2022 ballot, and will consider the request at our next meeting.”