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    Poll: Trump gains among independents against Biden, Warren

    It looks like Adam Schiff doesn't believe Trump asking two foreign nations to assist in investigating a potential political opponent is an impeachable offense. Otherwise why all the talk about obstruction? Obstruction is only a solid impeachable offense when the obstruction was used to cover-up other, actual, crimes. Looks like the phone-call 'by-itself' is NOT solid evidence of an impeachable offense and thus the Dems jumped the gun.
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    The Dems are making a mistake if they believe they can get a conviction on obstruction alone. The fact Adam Schiff mentions obstruction related to Ukraine is a 'tell' that he doesn't believe there is a solid evidence of a crime in the Ukraine phone call as well as whatever Rudy did, based on Trump orders, with Ukraine government officials related to the Bidens, before said call. If there isn't a crime by the President related to Ukraine, OTHER THAN obstruction, I don't think a majority of Americans are going to favor impeachment over a cover-up of nothing (no crime) which means GOP Senators would be given-a-pass to vote NOT to convict.
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    Draft evasion

    Duh, but at first he didn't wish to for religious reasons. You appear to believe that doing so is in the same category as lying about or grossly exaggerating medical conditions.
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    Draft evasion

    So York was a fraud and coward.
  5. How times have changed; Here we have a former Republican President hanging out with a married lesbian couple, and in Texas!
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    One of the best books I ever read was How To Lie With Statistics.
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    I fail to see how that joke applies here (since movies are 'changed' in theaters). The one misleading area with regards to box-office-take-by-actor is that the role of the actor isn't relevant; I.e. an actor in a film for 1 minutes versus one in every scene, end up with the same box-office-take for that film. The above is a major reason why Jackson is indeed the box-office statistical champ. (PS: box-office-take doesn't matter to me either, but hey, I didn't create this thread).
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    This wasn't an opinion but a statistical study. Anyhow, it is dated; Everyone knows Samuel Jackson is the champ (those Star Wars appearances put him over the top).
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    Noir Alley

    Eddie's outro mentions that the actor (James Todd?), whose bad-guy character dominates the action after Bridges leaves, just didn't have much appeal and this causes the film to lose some steam. Another reason is that while the character was featured in earlier scenes he didn't dominate these either. If an actor with some noir creed had been cast in the role, once Bridges leaves the film, having an actor like that re-appearing and being the center of attention until the conclusion would have packed a bigger punch.
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    I wonder what Graham's strategy is for wanting the House to 'go ahead'; I don't think he is implying he would vote to conflict if the House voted to move forward with impeachment: so I'm left to wonder. E.g. does he think Pelosi couldn't get enough votes and thus the Dems would be embarrassed? That sounds too risky and Graham is typically risk adverse.
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    As you know, Romney has no official powers to do anything. E.g. He doesn't have a vote with regards to impeachment. Your post implies you expect him do so something and I'm curious what this something is. (of course I would want him to vote for a conviction if\when Trump is impeached).
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    Diahann Carroll Has Died

    Carroll was good in the film Paris Blues.
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    Patricia Neal as SOTM January 2020

    For me Neal often gives a unique, can't-take-my-eyes-off performance. Hey, sometimes this borders on a train wreck, like in Bright Leaf, but still, can't take my eyes off.
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    Noir Alley

    This weeks Noir Alley film will be Trapped (1949): Trapped is a 1949 semidocumentary film noir directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, and John Hoyt. It was written by George Zuckerman and Earl Felton.[1] Like many semi-documentaries, the film begins with a voice over footage of the treasury department, telling the story of what the department does. Then it quickly begins the story once a woman tries to deposit a twenty-dollar bill at the bank that turns out to be phony. PS: MY true reason for posting this is because I hate country music!
  15. Nice choices but two 30s Paramount films. But hey, I'll keep my fingers crossed until they turn blue!
  16. I read an article a few weeks ago related to celebrities being boycotted and it used the term cancel-culture. Here is what a Google search came up with: A variant of the term, cancel culture, describes a form of boycott in which someone (usually a celebrity) who has shared a questionable or unpopular opinion, or has had behavior that is perceived to be offensive called out on social media is "canceled": they are completely boycotted by many fans
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    Misleading Titles

    Barbecues and birthday parties are formal events for these folks.
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    Your candudate's for best political films???

    The Dark Horse - a 1932 Warner Bros film with Warren William and Bette Davis. Political satire with a young Bette. William and Davis have good chemistry and it is a fast paced and funny film, that makes a solid political message without being well, like, Mr Smith!
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    Elizabeth Warren Pres. Candidacy.....

    Yes, thanks. I'm posting it there. I'm on the west coast and have had only one cup of green tea today!
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    Misleading Titles

    Uh, the pointed head outfit was only their formal wear.
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    Noir Alley

    Hey, I got confused since Muller's quoting of Huston was so 'long'; As he went on I started to wonder,,,, "he is still quoting Huston?". AND I had the book Art and Courage, about the life of Huston, with that speech right on the den table. I took a quick look and, yea,,, Muller was still channeling John. PS: The book is a good read. E.g. I didn't know how much Olivia DeHavilland and John had a 'thing', especially Olivia. Also, the part about Monroe and the making of The Misfits is interesting.
  22. Elvis was mentioned as an example of another icon that has their group of 'haters' (like Woody, Bill, Wayne, Jane,,,,,). As for Elvis and his musical ability; I'm really harsh towards the guy. I list him as one of the most misused talents of all time. His early stuff showed such potential - but there was little to no growth.
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    I assumed as much; my assumption still is that for one to appear so bitter about the hype, one must have been exposed to the hype from the LA \ Hollywood media. Of course maybe I'm all wet and they just had a really bad experience associated with the Wizard of Oz.
  24. As Lindsey likes to say a nothing-burger! But hey, Trump doesn't have much else to work with other then trying to pile dirt on Joe.
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    Elizabeth Warren Pres. Candidacy.....

    The Dark Horse - a 1932 Warner Bros film with Warren William and Bette Davis. Political satire with a young Bette. William and Davis have good chemistry and it is a fast paced and funny film, that makes a solid political message without being well, like, Mr Smith!

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