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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    I support this parade because unknown to most people the plans are to march to the White House remove Trump, place him on a small boat and place him in the Atlantic towards Russia. That is 92 million well spent!
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    Red Flags

    While CaveGirl has a sound recommendation here, just make sure you see the 1974 Italian version of Swept Away and NOT the Madonna 2002 version!!!
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    That winning smile.

    I clearly understand why he was thinking with the wrong body part (I have done this). But like I said he didn't love her, especially when he returned. Instead what he cared about was that the institution of marriage. I.e. he was married and he was going to try to make it work because that is what one does. He loved an idea. So when he discovered his wife didn't love him, THAT fact didn't hurt his feelings. What did hurt his feelings is that the plans he had for their future (plans he was thinking about while overseas) were dust.
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    That winning smile.

    I don't feel sorry for the Andrews character because he married a women for lust and not because he loved her. He didn't know her and they hardly knew each other. But hey, back in those days to get to home plate a guy had to get married. He didn't really lose much since he never loved her to begin with. The overall plot point was trying to communicate that this type of 'I don't really know you, but I'm going off to war and might not return, let's get married' decision is folly.
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    Comrade Trump

    I wish Brennan didn't use the term 'collusion' and instead used 'conspired' and 'cover-up'. Oh, well, looking forward to the indictment of every US Citizen that was in that Trump Tower meeting, especially Don Jr. who set it up, since the evidence they conspired with a foreign government to assist Trump in his campaign is 100% clear and proven.
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    Trump vs. the Press/Media

    What this says to me is that the paranoia that Trump will actually do something that limits First Amendment rights is way overblown as well as the POV that GOP members in Congress don't care and are just enablers of all-things-Trump. I.e. All Trump has is immature and silly rhetoric and this was countered by logical and mature statements by US leaders.
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    Red Flags

    I assume you like Bette Davis. Uh, she had played some very unsympathetic characters in her day (wink \ wink). Bette is still my #1. As for Ed Begley, he played some sympathetic characters; E.g. In Odds Against Tomorrow; while he is a retired cop that turns to crime, he is fair to the Belafonte character while the other member of the 'gang', Robert Ryan is an out-and-out racist. Begley is also the a nice colleague and right-hand-man of Bogie in Deadline USA (a film the entire WH staff should watch!). Note that Fred MacMurray had some interesting stories about how fans approached him after roles like The Apartment (one women really went off on him), because these fans couldn't separate the actor from the character. So yea, keep saying that mantra! But when that doesn't work, find a film where they play a sympathetic character; E.g. Bette in The Great Lie (my wife and I just saw this on George Brent day, and she just keep saying, "wow, that Astor women is a XYZ! and I had to say 'no honey, she is a fine actress!).
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I view "Same with the GOP impeachment which failed" differently: There was undeniable evidence that Clinton lied under oath while he was President. The fact that Senators decided this crime wasn't enough to vote for a conviction is what occurred. But Clinton was punished by being kicked out of the Arkansas Bar Association. But yea, the potential crimes that Starr was hired to investigate had "no proven connection to the Clintons").
  9. Other than not allowing some select reporters into WH briefings the WH has done nothing "to subvert the mission of a free press in America". AND there was push back from ALL media companies and the WH backed out of that very quickly. Trump talks (Tweets), at lot of negative crap about the press but 99% of it is nonsense and it doesn't subvert anything. I.e. NO news media outlet (e.g. CNN who is clearly hated by thin-skinned \ immature Trump), has had to change their behavior. Instead the anti-Trump media companies only increase their negative coverage on all-things-Trump. Again, the First Amendment starts with "Congress shall make no law,,,,": A President doesn't have much power to suppress press coverage. Therefore it is unfounded over-the-top paranoia to claim that Trump can bring down the press or in someway prevent them from doing their duty OR that the USA is turning into a dictatorship. In fact this is why Trump makes those silly immature tweets: Because he can't do anything else as it relates to stopping the media from covering him as they wish.
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    The divine Edgar....

    I assume you have seen the Bet Your Life episode with a very young and cute Candice. Your avatar gets in some great jokes (of course), but he treats here kindly since he had known her since she was born. If not, Youtube it.
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Shouldn't the company get some credit for transparency?
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    Free speech concern

    It would be great if Sanders sued the DNC for all the BS stunts they pulled to help Clinton.
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    Pope Francis?

    Sounds more like devil juice. Couldn't happen to a better bunch of people.
  14. Well of course; she doesn't have a clue about policy issues. She doesn't even understand the polices of a Socialist Dem! (but claims to be one). PS: In many ways I hope she is defeated; one reason is just to see the look on the face of her supporters and all the crying they would be doing. This is what a party deserves when they remove a competent incumbent and replace them with a novice only because that novice is the 'right' identity.
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    Trump & Manafort trial....

    Good point; So I guess it was 'worth it' for Manafort to have a trial, be convicted and then be pardoned.
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    HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    I would have to do a very intensive review of actors moving from other studios to MGM during the studio era to determine if what you say you 'notice' is actually the truth (as compared to say an actors moving from a studio to a studio other then MGM). My gut tells me that MGM isn't an exception; I.e. actors career often 'go south' after moving from the studio they were under contract with the longest to another studio, with the basic reasons related to why the the 'home' studio didn't re-sign the actor in the first place. E.g. age, the actor is no only 'hot' with the public, the actors' screen persona \ style is no longer favored by the public etc... But as was noted MGM did have more actor under contract than any other studio and that competition would naturally lead to less 'first rate' parts for all the actors under contract.
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    Leave Him To Heaven-- the presidential hate of drumpf aka trump

    Of course Kellyanne isn't the first American woman. That would be Hillary Clinton.
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    Trump & Manafort trial....

    It is my understanding a President can pardon someone that has taken a plea deal. Therefore if Manafort was confident that Trump would pardon him, why not just accept the plea deal. This would have resulted in a much quicker pardon. Of course maybe Trump didn't wish to pardon someone that admits guilt by taking a plea deal but I find that hard to believe. I.e. Trump doesn't care if those he pardons are actual criminals or not, he only cares if they are loyal to him and so far Marafort has been. As for #1; Why do you believe that is 'very possible'. Note that I believe it is slightly possible because a juror will feel the government was being unfair by granting immunity to the rest of his 'gang' and that Gates is likely to get off with a light sentence as compared to Marafort.
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    HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    I'll have to see The Stranger Returns, just to check out what a 'very calm Miriam Hopkins' looks like! FYI, I'm a fan of Hopkins; she was in many first rate films and even when she does goes over-the-top (e.g. "Old Acquaintance"), she finds a way to still make that work (one reason being the mostly 'very calm' Bette Davis as a contrast to Miriam).
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    What a lame politician. The entire binary argument of 'is America great or not great' is folly, so Andy was stupid for even getting involved. MAGA was a very effective political slogan, but that is all it was.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Pre-code! But yea, even for a pre-code this film crosses what was socially acceptable at the time. From Wiki: Though watered down, the movie was still so scandalous, it was one of the reasons for the introduction of the Hays Code.[1
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Same old story; The Dems need to learn how to win elections.
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    Note that Obama used the 'n' word in a radio interview. I.e. context is everything. BUT most likely as Penn Jillette said Trump used racial terms in a context that was meant as a slur. Was meant to be disrespectful. Trump doesn't know how to talk about other people any other way.
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    Your fav. character players???

    Same here; Saw her being interviewed by Dick Cavett (sometime in the 70s I believe) and at first I felt she must be pulling Cavett leg; i.e. she was somewhat 'out there', but no that was her being authentic.
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    white supremacy or is it?

    I tried to give the white nationalist a chance to explain why their brand of "nationalism" isn't "white, Euro-ethnic, Christian identity nationalism", but as one can see they are either too afraid or lame to do so. As for "emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests"; culture in a melting pot nation like the USA is always changing. E.g. I was watching an 80s episode of Family feud; one of the questions was 'what is the most popular food for teens'; #1 answer, Pizza. Another question was what are the most popular American foods; a contestant said Pizza and that wasn't one of the top 6 answers. BUT my guess is that if this last question was asked to people today, Pizza would be known as an American food.

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