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  1. Comedian and conservative talk radio broadcaster Dennis Miller returns to TCM, Friday nights in November, to host a month-long film festival featuring some of his own favorite classic movies. Miller has previously appeared on TCM as a guest programmer opposite Robert Osborne in 2009, and hosted a month of 1950s monster movies in May 2017. He is also a regular guest at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood each April. Here is the schedule for the festival Miller is hosting on TCM in November: November 1 DUCK SOUP (1933) DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) November 8 THE BIG PICTURE (1989) TOOTSIE (1982) MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948) Dennis Miller & Illeana Douglas at the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival in April 2019. Miller will be presenting Douglas' grandfather, Melvyn Douglas, in his Oscar-winning role in BEING THERE, airing November 15 on TCM. November 15 BEING THERE (1979) THE LADY EVE (1941) NOW VOYAGER (1942) November 22 SOYLENT GREEN (1973) JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963) A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964) November 29 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941) A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) MARTY (1955) (orig. post from Barton Keyes) ================================== - anyone think Miller's an odd FIT for TCM??
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    Any 'must-see' TV ?

    The Weekly Highlight: “What We Do in the Shadows,” Season 1. FX debuted this new adaptation of the 2015 movie on March 27. Premise: A group of immortal vampires share a house together in contemporary Staten Island. These vampires have to balance their perpetual need to drink human blood with their general laziness and incompetence. Jemaine Clement created the show and wrote the first episode, while he and Taika Waititi ― who directed the first episode ― also executive produce. Both Clement and Waititi created and starred in the original movie together. Sum-up: Shot in a documentary style, this show has a similar comedic sensibility to “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” Characters talk to the camera by themselves to tell one-off jokes and sometimes a character will even do that knowing-stare-at-the-camera made famous by Jim Halpert from “The Office.” Even though the documentary format and the vampire-based subject matter are both well-tread conceits, “What We Do in the Shadows” still has enough originality to be its own thing.... https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-show-watch-shadows_l_5c9a7b8de4b07c88662cabef?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067
  3. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over... ....the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Russian Media Cheers Trump’s Moves in Syria: ‘Putin Won the Lottery!’ For Russia, Trump’s presidency is a gift that keeps on giving. The Kremlin’s propagandists see no acceptable alternative among any viable presidential candidates in 2020. https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-media-cheers-trump-moves-in-syria-putin-won-the-lottery
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Russian Media Cheers Trump’s Moves in Syria: ‘Putin Won the Lottery!’ For Russia, Trump’s presidency is a gift that keeps on giving. The Kremlin’s propagandists see no acceptable alternative among any viable presidential candidates in 2020. ...... .Trump’s mistake in Syria is the unexpected ‘lottery win’ that further strengthened Moscow’s position in the Middle East and undermined America’s prestige as a rational political player and a reliable partner.” .. “All of this benefits the Russian Federation,” Yusin marveled. “You know, I’ve been watching Trump’s behavior lately and get seditious thoughts: maybe he really is a Russian agent? He is laboring so hard to strengthen the international image of Russia in general—and Putin in particular...In this situation, Americans—to their chagrin and our enjoyment—are the only losers in this situation.” ..... “It’s been a long time since America has been humiliated this way,” gloated political analyst Mikhail Sinelnikov-Orishak, “They ran away in shame! I can’t recall such a scenario since Vietnam.” .... has hurt the image and standing of the United States: “America betrayed everyone...Trump also strengthened the anti-American mood in Turkey, when he promised to destroy the Turkish economy.” ...... “I look at Trump and think: ‘May God grant him good health—and another term. This is a great situation for Russia...We can practically sit back and reap the dividends from what others are doing... Meanwhile, Trump is yet to make a single good deal, which is why I wish him good health, may he flourish and get re-elected...Trump is a great candidate. I applaud him... For America, this isn’t a very good president.” https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-media-cheers-trump-moves-in-syria-putin-won-the-lottery
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Tea Pain @TeaPainUSA · 7h The fact Pelosi is leadin’ a bipartisan group to Jordon signals more cracks formin’ in Trump’s Republican firewall. Sounds like a few of the GOP might actually believe Trump is a dangerous idiot. ======================== Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to Jordan to talk Middle East peace amid the Syrian crisis "...Pelosi said it is a "critical time for the security and stability of the region," and said the delegation specifically discussed "regional stability, counterterrorism, security cooperation, Middle East peace" and "economic development." The issues of an increased flow of refugees and the "dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran, and Russia" were also touched on as nine US officials joined with Jordan's top leaders....." .... The members of the US House delegation were Representatives Adam Schiff, Eliot Engel (Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee), Mac Thornberry, Bennie Thompson, Ron Kind, Susan Davis, Stephen Lynch, and Elaine Luria. The meeting took place in Amman, Jordan's capital, and the delegation also met with US Marines there. ....... https://www.businessinsider.com/pelosi-house-delegation-jordan-middle-east-king-abdullah-ii-syria-2019-10
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Bill Kristol @BillKristol “Everything will be done at cost due to the emoluments clause,” according to White House spokeswoman. So White House now admits emoluments clause applies to Trump Organization properties. But then what about all the foreign expenditures at Trump hotels?
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    @ThisWeekABC JUST IN: "I'm not going to get into hypotheticals," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says when asked if it's appropriate to condition Ukraine aid on political investigation after Mick Mulvaney's comments. @GStephanopoulos: "Except it's not a hypothetical" https://abcn.ws/2VZ7kyz
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview Sunday with ABC’s “This Week,” joked, “I think Bill Burns must be auditioning to be Elizabeth Warren’s secretary of state.” Warren, a Massachusetts senator, is a Democratic presidential candidate.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Demolition of U.S. Diplomacy Not Since Joe McCarthy Has the State Department Suffered Such a Devastating Blow By William J. Burns*** https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2019-10-14/demolition-us-diplomacy =========================== **** His credentials: Burns served as Deputy Secretary of State (under Obama), Under Secretary of State (Obama and George W Bush), Assistant Secretary of State (GWB), Ambassador to Russia (GWB) and Jordan (Clinton), NSC staff (Reagan/GHW Bush). He entered the Foreign Service in 1982.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Caught up in Trump impeachment, US diplomats fight back ".....Over White House objections, the diplomats are appearing before impeachment investigators looking into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and they’re recounting stories of possible impropriety, misconduct and mistreatment by their superiors. To Trump and his allies, the diplomats are evidence of a “deep state” within the government that has been out to get him from the start. But to the employees of a department demoralized by the administration’s repeated attempts to slash its budget and staff, cooperating with the inquiry is seen as a moment of catharsis, an opportunity to reassert the foreign policy norms they believe Trump has blown past...... “They are demonstrating that they are responsible, decent public servants and that they have an obligation to tell the truth even when it isn’t convenient for the administration,” he said. “It gives a lie to the deep state caricature. These aren’t people plotting behind anyone’s back. They are stepping up to do their jobs.” ...... https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/caught-up-in-trump-impeachment-us-diplomats-fight-back
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Ted Lieu @tedlieu Dear@realDonaldTrump : Wow, Mick Mulvaney admits your personal business interests will affect decisions you make because that's who you are at the end of the day. Can you please keep putting Mulvaney on national TV? He's been very illuminating. Thanks.
  13. Matt swalt @MattOswaltVA · 4h if you don't wanna hear great filmmakers criticize comic book movies maybe stop asking them. It's like "Hey Richard Pryor and George Carlin, what's your favorite Dane Cook bit?" and then losing all respect for them as comics when they can't name one
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    @RichardEngel · 7h Since defense secretary says US troops aren't going home from Syria - where they’ve been EFFECTIVELY fighting ISIS - but moving next door to Iraq to fight ISIS from there, the only results are: 1 creating chaos which helps ISIS regroup & 2 leaving US allies, the Kurds, to die.
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    Trump & International politics

    The Demolition of U.S. Diplomacy Not Since Joe McCarthy Has the State Department Suffered Such a Devastating Blow By William J. Burns*** ".....President Donald Trump’s dangerous brand of diplomatic malpractice. His is a diplomacy of narcissism, bent on advancing private interests at the expense of our national interests. Ambassador Yovanovitch is not the first professional diplomat to find herself in political crosshairs in the history of the State Department. Trump is not the first demagogue to bully career personnel. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not the first secretary of state derelict in his duty. But the damage from this assault—coming from within the executive branch itself, after nearly three years of unceasing diplomatic self-sabotage, and at a particularly fragile geopolitical moment—will likely prove to be even more severe to both diplomatic tradecraft and U.S. foreign policy. THE NEW MCCARTHYISM Almost 70 years ago, in the early years of the Cold War, Senator Joseph McCarthy conducted a savage campaign against “disloyalty” in the State Department. Partisan investigators, untethered to evidence or ethics, forced out 81 department employees in the first half of the 1950s. .... By using his public office for personal gain, Trump has affirmed Putin’s long-held conviction—shared by autocrats the world over—that Americans are just as venal and self-absorbed as they are, just more hypocritical about it. For dictators, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, a non-stop advertisement for Western self-dealing. So much for enlightened self-interest. So much for the power of our example. So much for our credibility. We are digging a deep hole for ourselves in a world that is changing fast, filled with players who won’t wait for us to stop digging and a landscape that is quickly hardening against U.S. interests....... Joseph Welch, the legendary attorney in the Army-McCarthy hearings, burst the balloon of McCarthyism in 1954 when he posed his unforgettable question: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” The question was rhetorical then, just as it is today for the McCarthy imitators in and around the Trump administration. Their sense of decency is well hidden, their venality and vindictiveness on full display...... https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2019-10-14/demolition-us-diplomacy ==================================== **** His credentials: Burns served as Deputy Secretary of State (under Obama), Under Secretary of State (Obama and George W Bush), Assistant Secretary of State (GWB), Ambassador to Russia (GWB) and Jordan (Clinton), NSC staff (Reagan/GHW Bush). He entered the Foreign Service in 1982.
  16. Donald Trump’s Phone Conversation With the Leader of Pakistan Was Reckless and Bizarre- "...the relationship between India and Pakistan, South Asia’s nuclear-armed nemeses. Any world leader approaching the issue even obliquely must surely see the “Handle With Care” label from miles away, given the possibility of nuclear conflict. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, however, doesn’t seem to have read the memo,... http://time.com/4587069/donald-trump-pakistan-phone-call-nawaz-sharif/ -Electing a president who doesn’t know what he’s doing carries real consequences.
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    Democratic Debate

    @NBCNews · 5h Rep. Gabbard when asked if she disavows the support she receives online from Russian state channels: “I don't control them. I don't control what anyone else says or does. All I can do is focus on the message that I am bringing to this campaign.”
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 Mick Mulvaney tries to defend Trump's original G7 Doral decision: "At the end of the day, [Trump] still considers himself to be in the hospitality business." Chris Wallace responds: "You say he considers himself in the hospitality business, he's the president of United States."
  19. Giuliani: State Department official should 'step forward,' 'I wasn't operating on my own' President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Thursday called on Kurt Volker, the U.S. special representative to Ukraine, and other State Department officials to say that they directed Giuliani to meet with Ukrainian officials in the wake of a whistleblower complaint released Thursday on Trump and Giuliani’s contacts with Ukraine. Giuliani appeared to share text messages from Volker in an appearance on Fox News Thursday night. One encouraged Giuliani to call him to “brief you more about [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky dynamic,” and another “connected” Giuliani with Andriy Yermak, a Zelensky aide. “He should step forward and explain what he did,” Giuliani told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “The whistleblower falsely alleges that I was operating on my own. Well, I wasn’t operating on my own.” “I went to meet Mr. Zelensky’s aide at the request of the State Department,” Giuliani continued. He said Volker requested that he meet with Yermak just days before the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky,...... https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/463340-giuliani-state-department-official-should-step-forward-i-wasnt
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    Films in 2019

    Cartoon Brew‏Verified account @cartoonbrew 17m17 minutes ago A Preview Of Major Animated Films Coming To Theaters In 2019 https://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/17-big-animated-movies-coming-to-u-s-theaters-in-2019-165346.html …
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Richard Engel @RichardEngel · 1h Kurdish commander Gen Mazlum Kobane makes an urgent appeal, telling @NBCNews Syria's Kurds face what could become “the biggest ethnic cleansing operation of the 21st century ... happening in front of the American army's eyes.” He blames Turkey and Trump.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Chris Jansing @ChrisJansing Trump has issued a Presidential Proclamation for National “Character Counts Week” urging Americans to “positively influence the next generation of our Nation's leaders and inspire them to lead lives of virtue and integrity.”
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Susan Rice, who was a disaster to President Obama as National Security Advisor, is now telling us her opinion on what to do in Syria. Remember RED LINE IN THE SAND? That was Obama. Millions killed! No thanks Susan, you were a disaster. ================================ Susan Rice @AmbassadorRice · 19h Then why did you come up and hug me at 2015 WHCD when I’d never met you (which was totally gross) and whisper in my ear that I had been “very unfairly treated” over Benghazi and “was doing a great job for the country”?
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    TCM Premieres

    also Sun., 10-20 for TCM Imports...... 2:00 AM Unknown Pleasures ( 2002) follows the aimless lives of three disaffected young people. Dir: Jia Zhang-Ke Cast: Zhao Tao , Zhao Wei , Wu Qiong . BW- 112 mins, Letterbox Format .... The theme of alienation is reflected in Zhangke's filmmaking style. He uses long takes, a technique particularly suited to work in digital video as in Unknown Pleasures, to create a minimalist vision of life that captures his characters' isolation. Those takes contain nuances of his characters' behavior, creating a highly realistic picture of contemporary Chinese life. ... http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/444610/Unknown-Pleasures/articles.html 4:00 AM World, The ( 2004) An amusement park security guard is smitten by a showgirl. Tao and Taisheng are lovers who work in the park, however, their romance doesn't unfold smoothly. Dir: Jia Zhang-Ke Cast: Zhao Tao , , Jing Jue . BW- 140 mins, Letterbox Format see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/607847/World-The/articles.html
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    TCM Premieres

    Wed., 4-9 under "Fan Programmers" (picked by Glenn Taranto) 12:00 AM (times ET) 93 min war Went the Day Well? (1942) An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. Dir: [Alberto] Cavalcanti LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alberto Cavalcanti. Cast: Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Mervyn Johns, Basil Sydney, David Farrar, Marie Lohr, C.V. France, Thora Hird. "Wartime melodrama laced with humor about Germans invading a rural British community. Too sly and well written to be dismissed as mere propaganda; a most intriguing time capsule. Screenplay by John Dighton, Angus MacPhail, and Diana Morgan from a Graham Greene story. And remember: this story, told as a flashback at the end of WW2, was actually made at its peak, when the outcome was far from certain." Article here: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/75467/Went-the-Day-Well-/articles.html

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