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  1. 9 points
    Oscar-winning actress Dorothy Malone has died at age 92. She made her credited debut in 1943's The Falcon and the Co-Eds as Dorothy Maloney. She appeared in such notable films as The Big Sleep, Night and Day, Torpedo Alley, The Fast and the Furious, Sincerely Yours, Man of a Thousand Faces, Warlock, and many more. She won her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 1956's Written On the Wind. She made her last screen appearance in 1992's Basic Instinct.
  2. 8 points
    We rescued this little guy about two and a half weeks ago. He showed up outside my fiancee's apartment on a cold day (with snow in the forecast). Once we realized he was not feral, we took him in. We searched several days for the owner, but no luck. So we took him to a clinic, had a chip put in, got him "fixed" and got his shots, and now he is ours. He is incredibly docile and friendly. We are guessing he is about a year old, or less. We named him Louie. And here is how he likes to relax:
  3. 7 points
    Years ago I was sitting in a theatre watching "Apollo 13" and I kept thinking: "I know that kid, I know that kid." The "kid" I was referring to was the actress who was playing Tom Hanks' aka Jim Lovell's daughter, Barbara Lovell. I was so curious that I stayed through the credits to find out who she was and then I knew. Barbara Lovell was played by a young actress named Mary Kate Schellhardt and years before I had cast her in a TV commercial which just happened to be her very first acting gig. She was probably 6 or 7 at the time, gave an incredible performance and worked for hours and hours without complaint. Way to go, Mary Kate! Her father (who worked for Associated Press and was on set with Mary Kate when we shot the commercial) was a super smart, super nice guy who was eventually transferred from Pittsburgh to Chicago so we lost access to Mary Kate for a while. But, when it came time to choose a college, Mary Kate decided to return to Pittsburgh and attend Carnegie Mellon University so we had a chance to re-connect. She was a natural talent from the very first moment she auditioned for me and turned out to be a lovely young woman who has continued working in film and TV.
  4. 7 points
    Were Cotton and Perdue asleep while all of this was going on or are they just lying scum bags?
  5. 7 points
    Patton Oswalt‏Verified account @pattonoswalt 2h2 hours ago Patton Oswalt Retweeted New Orleans Advocate At least Trump finally paid one of his subcontractors.
  6. 7 points
    Bill Kristol‏Verified account@BillKristol Two weeks ago a 26-year old soldier raced repeatedly into a burning Bronx apartment building, saving four people before he died in the flames. His name was Pvt. Emmanuel Mensah and he immigrated from Ghana, a country Donald Trump apparently thinks produces very subpar immigrants.
  7. 7 points
    Molly Knight‏Verified accoun@molly_knight Molly Knight Retweeted Donald J. Trump Meanwhile, on Earth 1, four men who worked to get you elected—including your campaign manager and national security advisor—have been indicted. #MAGA
  8. 7 points
    I have no idea what that means. Sounds like P.R. mumbo jumbo.
  9. 7 points
    Strangely they're not showing Foreign Correspondent, and that one has Santa Claus as a killer.
  10. 6 points
    Been watching a lot of his movies from the early 40's up to the late 70's....not only was he a great actor, but man oh man, was he ever dreamy! Another great actor shamefully overlooked by the Academy. Especially loved his performance in OUT OF THE PAST, and he makes one heck of a villain in both THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and CAPE FEAR. And he was so cool as Philip Marlowe in FAREWELL MY LOVELY.
  11. 6 points
    You mixed up some letters...let me fix it for you. the dork lard
  12. 6 points
    *I never heard that Cory Booker paid $130,000 to a pornstar to hush a sexual affair. **I never heard that Cory Booker has been accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault. ***I never heard that Cory Booker thought that Mexicans were rapists. ****I never heard that Cory Booker made fun of a disabled reporter. *****I never heard that Cory Booker cursed black NFL players out in public because they wanted to do a peaceful constitutionally acceptable protest. ******I never heard Cory Booker encourage an audience at a political rally to physically attack individuals in the crowd who politically disagreed with them. *******I never heard Cory Booker say that President Barack Obama was an illegitimate president because he was born in Kenya. drumpf has done all of the above. So I would say no, they're not the same.
  13. 6 points
    He was too busy saving the nation from financial ruin.
  14. 6 points
    Thanks for pointing out that there are fat people who eat at McDonald's. I had no idea. Although, in fact, I don't think I've been inside of a McDonald's in 25 years or more, or at their drive-thru in nearly that long, either. As for Trump, I've seen him in his golf outfit. There's a lot more than one hamburger and fries stuffed in there.
  15. 6 points
    I know it's kind of corny but I love the "Indian Love Call" number from Rose Marie. I can't help it; I find it romantic and sweet. I just watched Inferno on TCM. Taut thriller that is part western, part adventure story with noir elements even though it takes place in the desert sun and heat. Robert Ryan is excellent, as always, as the cuckold husband left to die in the desert by his wife and her boyfriend. Can he survive with a broken leg and hardly any food and water? I especially liked the ending. Rhonda Fleming looks good in her western/desert wardrobe as well as her glamorous gowns when she's in her mansion and the mandatory swimsuit scene at a pool. A girl has to look good when she's pretending to care about her missing husband, right?
  16. 6 points
    Only if it means we ALL get a NEW CAR! Sepiatone
  17. 6 points
    Regardless of whether the places are good to live in or not, the comment was very rude and crass. The comment also comes across like Trump mocking their homelands. Previous presidents at least had the dignity to not denigrate other nations and peoples. Another thing is he should have known his comments would come across as racist when he said them and that it would upset people from there, not to mention if the US has to ever ally with an African country like they did just a few months back, to fight terrorists. Trump speaks down to his own citizens and alienates us from potential allies.
  18. 6 points
    The Time cover was designed by the Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez, who came to the United States as a refugee in 1980. His Trump meltdown covers for Time drew attention during the 2016 presidential campaign.
  19. 6 points
    Here are Louie and Littlebear when they are not beating the crap out of each other:
  20. 6 points
    LMREO!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a LOT of territory to cover!!! He must get worn out!
  21. 6 points
    Who can blame Melania? She probably got sick and tired of Mike Pence sneaking in under the covers every might to kiss Trump's ****.
  22. 6 points
    Blake wasn't a bad actor when he was a kid. I particularly like him when he played John Garfield as a boy in Humoresque. He brought a sensitivity and even sweetness to the role. Years later, during his Baretta years, I recall his being interviewed on a talk show, and discussing Garfield. He said that he had a scene in the film in which he was supposed to cry and the director (Jean Negulesco) was becomingly increasingly impatient with him for not being able to perform it properly. Garfield arrived on the set at this time, sized up the situation, took the director aside for a minute then climbed up on the fire escape set, where the scene was set (most of it eventually cut from the film - in fact, I can't even recall a fire escape in the film) and sat next to young Blake. Said Blake, "He just talked to me for a while about my childhood, and he got me to go back into my past and talk, and pretty soon I was crying my eyes out. It was his way of teaching me that the Group Theatre's Method really worked. Then he climbed through the window behind me, told me not to worry about the crew, and coached me through the entire scene as Negulesco filmed it. It was the beginning of my education as an actor." Afterward, according to the Garfield biography He Ran All The Way, the little boy followed Garfield around the set like a puppy dog, something the actor did nothing to discourage. Robert Blake's public image has considerably hardened since then, I know, but whenever I think of him, I often think of this anecdote about a vulnerable child actor and the "tough guy" film star who could feel for that boy and took the time to help him get through a scene.
  23. 6 points
    BuzzFeed News‏Verified accou@BuzzFeedNews "Oh, are you happy you voted for me. You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege," President Trump tells farmers in Nashville.
  24. 6 points
  25. 6 points
    I say "Drat!" because there are only so many hours in a day to watch W.C.Fields. I'm not a medical professional but if I were I'd prescribe at least a half hour daily of viewing his onscreen bits to up one's endorphin levels by experiencing the joy of pure laughter. TCM kindly gave us many hours yesterday of such pleasures and included even such rarely scheduled gems like "Million Dollar Legs" with the great Jack Oakie. One dose of such films could cure incessant depression if one has a viable sense of humor, but I digress. As Robert Klein says in one of the TCM Fields promos, "He's soooo funny!" Those with insufficient humor quotients might take umbrage at some of Bill's remarks like on the train with Gloria Jean, when he talks about Shriners, tent-size pants, and the girth of diner waitresses or other such cracks, but as Fields once said...he's not prejudiced, he hates everyone. Not really true, but as a screen persona, it is very egalitarian and takes away the guilt of any admirers who are not attuned to a man who says "Anyone who hates children and dogs can't be all bad." I first became aware of Fields when my parents took me and siblings to a Fields festival film marathon locally. I think they felt viewing Fields was de rigueur, and they were right. Later when it became time for my eldest sibling to choose a spouse, our parents had only one requirement for all of us: "Don't bring home anyone who doesn't like W.C. Fields." As I recall from reading countless bios, Fields somewhat attributed his vocal mannerisms of bombastic tone to hearing his pater familias and local fruit vendors hawk their wares in the neighborhood. Another definitive influence was his mother, Kate whose sarcastic asides came to full fruition in his seemingly henpecked husband demeanor onscreen accompanied by devastatingly caustic quiet digs at the expense of those who continually assailed him. I think they deserved any invectives and am always totally with Bill in his revelry. As the Tramp Juggler, Fields travelled the world in the vaudeville circuits, and later with the Ziegfeld revues, earning fame for his unique talents as comedian and juggler. It's one thing to juggle admirably the normal objects, it's another to make your act fail purposely and then retrieve the lost object in mid-motion with aplomb. This was one of the secrets to his original success but there were other elements which solidified his place as a natural for film, even in silents like "Sally of the Sawdust" and others. Perhaps the belief by Fields that "broken" is not funny, but "bent" is, were a part of his appeal. Fields years on the road included legendary stories about his marking his liquor bottles to ensure no one had confiscated any booze, even though many say he was not entirely dependent on it till a bit later, since juggling requires skills of steadiness. One time he supposedly tried to teach a fellow he secretly disliked, to juggle knives...with the intended result. Often being stranded in small towns in the early days of his act, he would abscond without paying the hotel bill, and the lack of money caused him to start the practice of opening bank accounts in many places under assumed names, many of which might still be out there or in the unclaimed funds dossier. One legendary story concerned an elderly man in Ohio, who as a boardinghouse owner, caught Fields trying to escape without paying. Fields was forced to explain that he simply did not have the money and to his surprise, the man reportedly said something like "That's okay. Just mail me the money when you can." Fields said this was one of the few kindnesses he had ever experienced on the road and he never forgot it, inviting the man in later years to California events and keeping in touch. I think this says something about Fields that I like. Fields had married early in his career to his assistant in the act, Hattie and had a son with her, William Claude Junior. Though they separated at an early point, Bill did continue to support his family and after his death, William Claude [who was a dead ringer for him in both looks and voice] had a brief career in the 1960's doing tv commercials when the Fields persona was again being admired and sought in film revivals and such. My favorite movies of Fields are...all of them! But I have a special place in my heart for any in which he juggles things like plates in "Her Majesty Love" or cigar boxes like in "The Old Fashioned Way" [with Baby Leroy] or when he is playing pool and ruining the felt, or pulling teeth like in "The Dentist" or ruining a golf game as in "The Golf Specialist" or when he gets continually hit in the face with faux snow in "The Fatal Glass of Beer" which TCM kindly showed also last night. I also love "Poppy" with Rochelle Hudson and "It's a Gift" which is one of the best of the family intriques he loved to satirize. Fields once called Chaplin not a comedian but a ballet dancer, and said the only act he could not follow was with the Marx Brothers, but deep down he probably respected both, using the Groucho term in his bit with Franklin Pangborn in last night's showing of "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break". The storyline for "NGSAEB" seemingly is the prototype for ideas which seem unfilmable like "The Princess Bride" since the action in "Sucker" breaks off interminably back and forth between Fields explaining the action to come, and then a respite of seeing said action evolve visually. Another Fields invention was to incorporate in everything seemingly his affinity for pool and if he could have put it in "David Copperfield" he would have. His love though for Dickens, to whom he attributed his verbal terminology for antiquated words in his ad libs, had been attained while on the road when Bill carried with him a suitcase of books, due to his lack of normal education as a child. Add to this his patented hat and cane tricks and the beleaguered father routine in which Bill would tell a child "You're not going to say I don't love you!" accompanied by a rap on the noggin, and you have classic Fieldsian humor. I usually have an immediate connection with anyone who gets Fields and finds him hilarious. Bill is the browbeaten man, trampled upon, who can't even get a moment of peace to shave, eat or simply be, with people like Mr. Muckle torturing him by brandishing a cane around a light bulb display. or a wife like Mrs. Bissonet yelling at him while sleeping on a porch hammock with the invective "Wake up...and go to bed!" These events strike a deep nerve and Fields' ungodly view of the vicissitudes of mankind which assail all of us, and his way of defeating it by acceptance and basically talking behind others backs, still resonates, through our veils of frustration with annoying people. One's favorite Fields' film can tell a lot about one. Post yours here and risk some amateur analysis. And thanks to TCM for keeping the Fields persona alive with such scheduling of his oeuvre!
  26. 6 points
    On Gene Simmon’s role, from a review by Robert S. Cauthorn in the The Arizona Daily Star: “OK, the first thing you just can’t believe about “Never Too Young to Die” is Gene Simmon’s tongue. It’s about 12 feet long and prehensile. The guy can type with it, I swear. It’s disgusting. He wiggles it around and licks women on the face.” “Gene plays Velvet von Ragner, a premenstrual hermaphrodite crime mastermind who … moonlights as a cabaret singer in a biker-gay-art-bar.” “In all, Gene seems like a cross between Fu Manchu and Bette Midler suffering from a caffeine overdose and a serious hormone imbalance.”
  27. 6 points
    Here's another one. Whenever Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham is on-screen in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), it ALMOST makes you forget that the almost always boring as hell Kevin Costner is and never will be Errol Flynn, and thus making the overall film far less engaging than the '38 version. And, to say nothing that Costner seemingly couldn't manage even a halfway decent English accent if his life depended upon it. (...OR as was often said about Costner's performance in this flick, "'Sir Robin of LOCKSLEY' you say he's playing in this thing? Hell, more like 'Sir Robin of MALIBU', wouldn't ya say?!")
  28. 6 points
    It always kills me when union workers vote conservative. I've had friends who have even listened to management and voted to get rid of their own unions (for a temporary wage increase). Then a few years later they are laid off without cause so management can hire part time people with no benefits. It they had a union they would have someone fighting for them ... but no. I was listening to some old codger white guys who voted for Trump who said they trusted billionaires more than politicians to run the country. I know that is a tough call given that politicians are bought but when in history have the ultra rich looked out for the working class?
  29. 6 points
    Roberta (1935) - Musical rom-com from RKO and director William A. Seiter. Huck Haines (Fred Astaire) and his big band arrive in France only to learn that their promised gig has fallen through. Huck's best friend John Kent (Randolph Kent) decides to look up his aunt, a dressmaker named Roberta (Helen Westley) to see if she has any advice on work for the band. John ends up inheriting the dressmaking firm, and he falls for lead designer Stephanie (Irene Dunne), while Huck meets up with Lizzie Gatz (Ginger Rogers) a neighborhood gal pretending to be European aristocracy. Also featuring Claire Dodd, Victor Varconi, Luis Alberni, Torben Meyer, Bodil Rosing, and Lucille Ball. Musical + rom-com + France + haute couture = a formula for a movie that seems designed to not appeal to me to the ultimate degree. And yet I enjoyed it, after all. I was surprised to see Astaire and Rogers as supporting players again, with top-billed Dunne and Scott as the true leads. All four are charming and on top of their game. The costumes are elaborate, and the models are stunning, including a young blonde Lucille Ball. The songs are good, too, including the standard "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". The movie earned an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song ("Lovely to Look At"). (7/10) Source: Warner DVD, part of the TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Astaire & Rogers, Volume Two.
  30. 6 points
    "So you prefer this version? When a woman has dinner with me I expect her to look me in the face. That's the price she has to pay."
  31. 6 points
    I thought she was great in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and her role as a TV comedy writer on the show (in a time when 99% of woman's roles on TV were wives, mothers, teachers or nurses) was an inspiration to many a little girl. The whole cast was wonderful from the leads to even folks with smaller roles like Mille & Jerry Helper. Not to take anything away from Mary Tyler Moore but I always preferred the office scenes to the home scenes. Sally, Buddy, Rob, Mel and Alan Brady always cracked me up. Carl Reiner is/was a genius. The show still remains as funny today as it was all those years ago. RIP Rose Marie.
  32. 6 points
    Have a fantastic holiday everyone! Best wishes!
  33. 6 points
    Interesting ... I'm not anti-Christmas but I admire TCM for doing this. They are not afraid to do something different and something apparently not just a little surprising. It's good that the world doesn't have to stop just because it's this day or other. For a change.
  34. 5 points
    Really enjoyed reading your post, as a perspective "back story" intro for this now seldom screened movie. As you are no doubt aware there have been several movies made, and hundreds of books written about the Titanic. I've seen several of them and read a few. My favorite read is A Night to Remember (1955) by Walter Lord. Lord wrote well and when he did his research there were still several Titanic survivors around that he was able to interview. My favorite movie about the man-made disaster is also A Night to Remember (1958). When i was still a young man my mother met and became "friends" with a survivor of the Titanic. She introduced me and I became acquainted with her as well. She was a widow and lived in Hermosa Beach, Calif. The little house that her last husband built for her had windows that looked like portholes. Her married name was Edwina MacKenzie, but when she was a young woman and making her second crossing of the Atlantic on board the Titanic, her maiden name was Edwina Cecilia Trout. She sailed second class and was bound for the states to visit her sister. She was in her early 90's when I met her (in the mid 1970's), and was still quite the proper English lady. She was very active, alert, congenial and talkative. When she boarded the Titanic in 1912 she was in her mid twenties so her memories of the event were very detailed. Having seen at least two of the Titanic movies by that time (Titanic (1953) & A Night to Remember (1958)) I of course asked her if the movies were accurate in their portrayal of the event. She said that both were flawed but of those two A Night to Remember captured it best. The wreck of the Titanic had yet to be discovered, but she remembered that the ship appeared to break in half. Another thing that she shared that stuck with me was that as soon as the lights went out all she could hear was this terrible screaming. She said that she could never attend a ball game because the "cheers" of a roaring crowd resembled the sound of those hundreds of people yelling and screaming that night. Edwina was at that time the oldest living survivor and quite the celebrity. Having met her I was keen whenever she appeared in the paper or on TV for an interview. But she remained very friendly and approachable to anyone who wanted to talk with her, and she appeared to enjoy the company immensely. She was born in 1880s, England, and I really enjoyed her sharing about anything from her life. It was like listening to living history. To me she was a Great lady, kind and gentle, and it was a privilege knowing her for that brief while.
  35. 5 points
    Whenever I would watch a movie back in the days when each title had their own message/comments section, I'd always look to see how long before someone started a thread entitled "W0RST MOVIE EVAR!!1!" There was one for virtually every movie I ever saw.
  36. 5 points
    Impossible... The guy has no heart.
  37. 5 points
    Any movie with Adam Sandler or Pee Wee Herman. Geeze if only....
  38. 5 points
    House Calls (1978)--A 70's rom-com with a mature twist and a stellar cast. Walter Matthau stars as a newly widowed surgeon, who is enjoying his new-found role as most desirable bachelor around. His pal, Richard Benjamin (his wonderful droll self) points out what a cliche' this is, but Matthau doesn't care. The two are on staff at a small hospital headed by slightly senile Art Carney, who shouldn't be allowed to drive, let alone perform surgery. When Matthau corrects Carney's antiquated treatment of patient Glenda Jackson, he is forced to back the old guy or risk dismissal. Matthau and Jackson cross paths again, in a heated discussion about health care..and again..and again. Jackson is divorced, opinionated and clever--everything the young women Matthau has been seeing aren't. Their first real date is like watching a comfortable couple, and ends in a truly funny bit of physical comedy ('keeping one foot on the floor'as was required in old films they're discussing). Since Jackson's ex was a serial cheater, she makes it clear she isn't interested in being just one of his many, and they agree on a two week 'trial' exclusive relationship. There is a montage of 'togetherness scenes' that seems a little too pat in the film, but the witty dialogue returns as the pair hits a snag: Matthau may be the only one who can convince a wealthy young woman (Candy Azzara) not to file a hefty lawsuit after her rich old hubby dies in surgery. Matthau has two decisions of conscience to make--is he ready for a real commitment to Jackson, and will he stand up to Carney? This really was a delight to watch--Matthau and Jackson had great funny chemistry, and Carney is terrific as the doctor who teeters between wacky (he orders breakfast for patients be served at 5am, and lunch at 9) and sounding perfectly lucid while explaining why he wants to keep his position of power. We get to see Matthau in a dress (and it isn't a pretty sight), and his son, Charlie, as Jackson's teenager. I expected a good film, and it delivered..I'm only surprised I never saw it before! source: terrarium
  39. 5 points
    I think it is a TCM premiere. And a darn good movie to boot, regardless of whether it's in 2D or 3D. Or Rhonda Fleming in 34D.
  40. 5 points
    More importantly, why shouldn't the American people know what testimony was given. There is no threat to national security, no disclosure of national secrets or intelligence methodology. The person who gave the testimony wanted it released so the American people and the world would know what he said. It just shows that Grassley is more concerned with playing politics and protecting Trump and the GOP than in doing his sworn duty to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me [Grassley] God." It also shows how hypocritical the Trump evangelists on this site have become.
  41. 5 points
    I thought they were. From Grassley to Ryan to NUÑES, etc. they have been doing the WH Bidding, calling it a witch hunt and Fake News, and putting out Real Fake News narratives as the "REAL" Russian scandal, in efforts to obfuscate and bury the truth. Thank God that Fienstein released the transcript of the testimony of the Fusion GPS testimony, showing how their dossier came about, and that it wasn't the hit piece against Trump that the GOP has been pushing. Shows they are all part of the cover-Up.
  42. 5 points
    Matt McDermott‏Verified account@mattmfm Last year, 12 states specifically requested to be excluded from any offshore drilling expansion. Florida was not one of those 12 states. So why was it the only state granted exclusion now? It's also the only state where Trump has beachfront property.
  43. 5 points
    Tuesday 11:15am (EST) Adventures of Don Juan It doesn't have the big reputation of Robin Hood or Captain Blood but the last of Errol Flynn's lavish swashbucklers for Warner Brothers is one of the best costume films ever made. Stunning costumes and sets in breath taking Technicolor, a witty screenplay, and one of the best musical scores of Max Steiner's career (both rousing, as well as poignantly romantic). An older Flynn brings a nuanced, world weary flavour to the title role. It's one of his best performances, as he enjoys delivery of some of the best dialogue of his career. Viveca Lindfors brings sensitivity and intelligence to the role of the Queen of Spain, Robert Douglas is effective as the all-in-black ambitious villain, and it's a pleasure to see Alan Hale re-united with Flynn for the last time. This film is a winner! "There's a little bit of Don Juan in every man and, since I am Don Juan, there must be more of him in me."
  44. 5 points
    If Trump is repeating the same stories three times within the space of ten or twenty minutes as Wolff says then that is a sure sing of dementia.
  45. 5 points
    You want snow? You got it.
  46. 5 points
    Jean Marsh, who played Alicia the Android in the Season 1 episode "The Lonely" is still alive. Ron Howard (or as he was known back then, "Ronny Howard") is still with us. He was in the Season 1 episode, "Walking Distance." Vera Miles, who was in the episode, "Mirror Image."
  47. 5 points
    Now this is a hero. Where is Trump's tweet?
  48. 5 points
    I agree that the "impossible quality" is a big part of the appeal. I think it's the can-do spirit of these gals with the odds stacked against them, persevering in the face of any number of credible or incredible obstacles, which draws me and probably a lot of other gay men to these films. Good taste may or may not enter into it, but the sight of some drama queen "suffering" in an endless array of high fashion frocks just tickles me. To straight men and to women this may sound condescending, but I swear it's not. It's the idea of making molehills out of the mountains confronting us which is the appeal and if you can look pretty darn good doing it, where's the harm? To recent generations this way of coping may not be as central, but as someone who's old enough to have seen and loved Portrait in Black in its original theatrical release I can vouch that movies and stars like this filled a very real void in the lives of many who hadn't yet mastered appropriate ways of expression to give a name to what the real problems were.
  49. 5 points
  50. 5 points
    The Jerusalem issue is really a shocking, pandering, political move by Trump, to take the focus away from other issues. I am Jewish -- secular -- and I know what Jerusalem means to all Jews. We all learn Psalm 137, in which the words "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem" are enshrined, as they have been since long before Christianity and Islam came upon the scene. We never forget Jerusalem. But we must live with political realities. What Trump has done will hurt everyone. So many Jews in America are against this pandering. People are getting hurt because of it; and sadly, there will be violence. And for his own political needs, Trump has placed the issue of Israel front and center on the world stage, once again to be a focus as a surrogate for Anti-Semitism. Tel Aviv is a bustling, cultural hub, a real Western capital. http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt26d7.htm

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