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About jamesjazzguitar

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    There is nothing as bad as something not so bad
  • Birthday 06/15/1957

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    Jazz music and jazz guitar playing, hiking, and studio-era movies (of course!).

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  1. jamesjazzguitar

    Best Actress - 1938

  2. Sadly the writer of this article didn't have the guts to mention who 'they' are. Clearly it is Pelosi and the Dem party establishment, but the writer wishes to imply 'they' are the GOP. Note that Pelosi and the Dem party establishment have mostly been ignoring AOC and will continue to do so (as well as not having any of her ideas put to a vote in the House). As for the GOP; of course they're not going to ignore her. AOC is just what the GOP needs to get back on track in 2020 (e.g. gain back some of those lost House seats and keep the Senate), by portraying the Dem party as having moved too far-left. Of course will AOC 'play ball' with the Dem party establishment, especially after being told 'NO' over and over again? OR will the majority of future negative tweets be directed at the Dem party establishment and it's leaders?
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    2020 Election

    What scares you? These policy positions or the fact that for a Dem to win their primary they will need to have these positions? (maybe both). Only the latter scares me since most of these positions require an act of Congress and even if there are Dem majorities in both the House and Senate, the Dem establishment wing of the party, lead by Pelosi, isn't going to support most of them.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    In addition he cheated the Saints out of a Super Bowl.
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    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Queen Bee (1955)
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    FORGOTTEN Oldies

    Here is a fresh take on a very old classic American song by Hank Williams, Jambalaya. Shows what can be done with a two chord vamp (this one being E7 and B7). These women really swing!
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    What Are You Listening To?

    A fantastic artist, that died too young. Here she is playing Jobin.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Yea, he is just a kid, but it looks like his parents are as well; That song is about a man that is very controlling (at best), or a stalker. This woman, Maddie is a moron. Clearly NOT a song to use for a Women's march. Here is what Sting had to say about it: I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realise at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control. He insists it is about the obsession with a lost lover, and the jealousy and surveillance that follow. "One couple told me 'Oh we love that song; it was the main song played at our wedding!' I thought, 'Well, good luck.'"[12] When asked why he appears angry in the music video, Sting told BBC Radio 2, "I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have actually misinterpreted it as being a gentle little love song, when it's quite the opposite."[13] PS: are their people marching with signs related to the Lennon song Run For Your Life?????
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    I Just Watched...

    I agree with that 7 \ 10 rating but if WB had cast either Bogie or Garfield instead of Raft and Lupino instead of Marshall the film would have likely been better.
  10. jamesjazzguitar

    2020 Election

    While I agree with what you say here, like I said, it all depends on if the Dems don't overplay their identity politics card. The CNN article about Beto O'Rourke uses the phase; "white privileged", when discussing him. So the question still remains; will enough people-of-color and women turnout to vote in the General election for someone that isn't like them? A lot will depend on how the women and people-of-color candidates frame\position white-male candidates during the Dem primary. If they push the 'this white-guy can't really represent you' mantra too-much, they may convince enough women and people-of-color voters in these swing states to sit out the election.
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    "The Crown" -- some issues!

    The only horse face actor I know is Mr. Ed.
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    2020 Election

    My guess is that Cid isn't going to want to get to deep into this discussion because, being a white-male, people that are not often just brushoff comments from white-males by unfairly and unjustly implying the white-male is racist. So I'll say it: The main reason most of these female and minority 'newcomers' are running is because of their identity since most of them are inexperienced. That is a fact. Mitch and Ryan are NOT inexperienced (and Mitch has never ran for the office and Ryan was only a V.P. candidate, so I don't see how they are even related to this). Trump was clearly inexperienced but Pence isn't. He has executive experience since he was a Governor. Anyhow, mentioning Trump clearly shows your stance here: the Dems should do what the GOP did in 2016; place identity politics above competency and experience. It also exposes another fallacy you have; that when the main voting motive for a woman or person-of-color is a candidate's identity, that is A-OK (if not what they should be doing), but when a white-male does this they are sexist and racist.
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    cnn is so much in the bag for the democrats

    Come on Trump said to blame the shutdown on him. So that is what CNN is doing.
  14. jamesjazzguitar

    2020 Election

    Yes, white guys did vote for Obama but that was before the Dem party went nuts with identity politics. E.g. implying that all white-males are deplorable by default and silly comments like the one Albright (really not so bright), made about what happens to women that don't vote for a women. I do agree the Dems will try to 'balance out' the ticket by selecting a V.P. candidate that isn't like the Presidential candidate. But typically voters don't pay much attention to the V.P. candidate but that changed with Palin. So the question still remains if a 'mixed ticket' could appease enough voters that 'their kind' weren't being dished for the Dems to win.
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    Voters Want Strong Borders, Say Wall is Not ‘Immoral’

    Great idea. Put some oil on those countertops and illegal immigrant border crossings would be reduced to record lows. Oh wait, they already are! (but I still support some additional 'barriers' in very specific and limited areas of southern border).

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