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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I guess Brown didn't have zombie like, gullible supporters like Trump.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The MAGA slogan will do down as one of the most efficient campaign slogans in American political history. As for changing the slogan; Trump supporters will just spin that as; Trump made the USA great again, so that slogan has run its course.
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    I Just Watched...

    Just curious: are you trying to "catch-up" on viewing films originally released in 3-D or it is just a coincidence? Also, on the 'set-up' you view these films; does it being a 3-D film make any difference in how the film looks? Yea, I assume you're not wearing some special 3-D glasses (and I'm not sure that would make a difference anyhow), but I do wonder if there is a noticeable difference or not. I assume there is no difference (i.e. when a 3-D shot film is converted to digital any 3-Dness is wiped away).
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    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

    Yea, it appears many others agreed with you at the time of the film's release: He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer for the role. While I don't feel his performance was worthy of an nominations or awards, I never noticed (and didn't know until now) he wasn't a professional actor.
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    Maids in Movies

    Here was a maid with spunk. Can I be Frank? Is that your name? No. Ok, be frank.
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    Future of Democratic Party?

    Well since most are socialist and they believe competition is evil and creates diversity they should just draw sticks. Of course since they also believe in quotas they will need to have a weighted lottery (similar to the NBA draft) where each candidate gets one number and; if you're a women you get one additional number. You're a person-of-color you get one additional number. You're gay etc.... Poor Joe, he only gets one number.
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    For the “Black Month Crowd”

    So that means Bollywood films are included?
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    Post All the Lousy Music You Want Thread

    You're no old lady; you're a mature lady that loves to rock! (hey, that is similar to what I tell myself when I rock out with my buddies on the weekend!). As for Joe Jackson; I liked him but didn't know he was still around. PS: I'm close to the lead singer of The Tubes and the wife and I went to a show last week. He turned 70 last year (we went to Italy together to celebrate). Anyhow at the show my wife was surprised to see that John Waybill still had groupies. They were dancing and screening and it was a hoot to see women in their 60s acting like teens at a rock show.
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    Future of Democratic Party?

    I agree, and#1 is a total joke. A primary is a contest between individuals. Each person has to explain why they are the better choice over the others. So even if one stays positive, by default they are criticizing the others. E.g. If I say 'vote for me, I have the most executive experience' it is really the same as saying 'the other candidates lack executive experience'. Reich needs to grow up, but I guess that is why he has never run for an elected office.
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    2020 Election

    Yea, that is funny. My mom, who is 100% Japaneses, keeps telling me I'm not Japaneses enough. I tell her that is being I'm NOT Japaneses, she is. I'm mixed and therefore either both, or neither. But one thing that surprises me about your comment here; I assume the show used said 'they have two black daughters'; It looks like this show is using 'black' based only on the color on the kids skin. I don't agree with categorizing people based on the color of their skin, but that appears to be what 'black' means today. Thus I would label the kids mixed (like me), instead of either black or white. (and note one would get in trouble if they called Asians 'yellow', so why is it OK to call people with dark skin 'black'). Asians from India (who have the darkest skin color in the world), are 'black' if one is using only skin color. But to lump them in with African-Americans because they have similar skin color is odd to me since, generally, they have much different cultural experiences. (but of course there are white African-Americans, if one includes white South Africans, so this entire 'game' of classification is messed up IMO).
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    Demonrat Criticized for Being Anti-Semitic

    Will she be invited to the next Women's March?
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    New Poll: Favorite Male Screen Star

    There are multiple questions here; Leslie Howard is my answer to all of them.
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    2020 Election

    Since you're African-American, I'm really interested in what you believe is 'the same problem'. I.e. what is the problem here that Obama had and Harris is having? E.g. Is the problem trying to convince actual African-American voters like yourself that their 'personal identity' is close enough to your own? If not, what then? As you know I'm a mixed-race individual; If I was asked if I was Japanese or white I would answer 'both or neither'. Both Obama and Harris are very intelligent and accomplished individual. I just don't understand why they couldn't just be more open about their personal identity. (and why doing so appears to be a problem). PS: This is from Wiki about Harris' childhood - she didn't really spend much time in a black community environment. Her name, Kamala, comes from the Sanskrit word for the lotus flower. Her family lived in Berkeley, California, where both of her parents attended graduate school.[10] She was close to her maternal grandfather, P. V. Gopalan, an Indian diplomat.[6][11] As a child, she frequently visited her extended family in the Besant Nagar neighborhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[12] Harris grew up going to both a black Baptist church and a Hindu temple.[13] She has one younger sister, Maya Harris.[14][15] They both sang in a Baptist choir.[16] Harris's parents divorced when she was seven, and her mother was granted custody of the children by court-ordered settlement.[10][8] After the divorce, when Harris was 12,[17]her mother moved with the children to Montreal, Québec, Canada, where Shyamala accepted a position doing research at Jewish General Hospital and teaching at McGill University.[18][19]
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    Post All the Lousy Music You Want Thread

    I was watching Cash Cab last night and there was this question; What song by the group Starship was awarded as one of the worst songs in the 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs: Answer: We Built this City (on Rock and Roll). From Wiki: It has appeared on several "worst song" lists, topping a 2011 Rolling Stone poll of worst songs of the 1980s by a wide margin. The song's winning margin was so large that the magazine reported it "could be the biggest blow-out victory in the history of the Rolling Stone Readers Poll".[11]
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    2020 Election

    Both Dems and CNN are playing the identity politics "game" but for different reasons: E.g. Many Dem politicians and general members of the party, have the POV that only politicians with a similar identity 'background' are best able to represent voters with said identity\background. As noted CNN pushes identity politic issues for 'eyeballs and clicks'. But the Harris interview wasn't hosted by CNN so in this case CNN was just reporting "news" not trying to make it. From the CNN site: In an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God that aired Monday, the show's hosts asked the California Democrat to address a series of derogatory memes that have circulated on social media. One of the hosts cited a meme that said Harris is "not African-American" because her parents were immigrants born in India and Jamaica and she spent her high school years in Canada. Note that today's L.A. Times has a lead story (under their 'Election 2020 heading) about Harris with this title: Oakland not fully sold on Harris - Candidate embraces city, but feeling isn't necessarily mutual. Harris being 'black' is a key part of this story as well; E.g. Oakland is a 'city with a rich and resonant history of black aspiration and achievement". Then it goes on to quote Oakland residences that don't believe Harris is part of this history. (code for not black enough????). As you know I've been highly critical of CNN but I don't find fault with them in this case, especially since the L.A.. Times is running a similar narrative. I.e. the narrative is NOT a reflection of 'fake news' but instead a reflection of identity politics in the Dem party run amok (as is the Warren story). I look forward to the primary debates where these Dems will be challenged to show why they are the best to represent women, blacks, Latinos, etc... E.g. how will someone like Booker beat someone like Harris in the contest for African-American primary votes? Yea, by discussing their stance on policies that impact this community????
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    2020 Election

    One of CNN's lead articles is about Harris and if she is 'black'. This is what happens when Dems play the identity politics card thinking they have a royal flush when they have a pair of deuces. First what does being 'black' mean in American society? Just the color of one's skin or the ethnic background of one's parents? When Harris was asked about comments that stated she wasn't African-American, she responded by saying she was 'black'. This would suggest that being 'black' is NOT limited to being African-American. Either way Harris ducked the direct question. Of course she did this because she wants to receive support from the African-American community (e.g. announcing her candidacy on MLK day). This is pragmatic since that community is larger than the Indian (as in India), American community. But like we saw with Warren and the push-back from Native-Americans: it isn't the contents of one's blood but instead how one was raised and their experiences; Where they went to school, their neighborhood, friends, etc.... Warren finally admitted she didn't have any of those experiences other than the ones she manufactured. The same is true for Harris.
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    What's wrong with actors nowadays?

    I admit I never understand most of your post. E.g. here you state 'by what measure' and 'according to what' (which implies there is a measure, or at least a way to measure, as well as a 'what'), and then you say 'It's totally subjective' (which implies there is no 'measure' and thus totally up to each viewer). You ask 'how could anyone even say such a thing ?'; because that is their subjective POV since it is 'totally subjective'.
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    Dayton, Ohio 1903

    Watched parts of Dark Passage on MOVIES-TV noir night; San Francisco is the setting and fits: "This kind of usage of a specific place or location in a movie, that can immediately bring to a viewer's mind a certain feeling of atmosphere". Of course there are other films that utilize the city in this manner.
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    All things Doris Day

    Interesting take on Midnight Lace here. While I never viewed it as a borderline 'women's film' I believe you're on to something here; I.e. in the producers \ director attempt to 'balance' the film and make it appealing to both women fans of Day, as well as male fans of suspense\thriller films, we need up with a hit-and-miss film; one that doesn't fully succeed at either.
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    All things Doris Day

    Below is what Beetle posted - You call that unqualified rave for a film? I mean, can anyone forget the silly (hollywood-made) London thriller MIDNIGHT LACE (1960)? SO BAD, SO GOOD in so many ways!
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I wonder if he told this to Warren? Also, Harris is mistaken; E.g. remember the Micheal Dukakis ad of him in a tank?
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    CNN's report on Klobuchar and her announcement to run stressed that she was bipartisan and had worked with GOP Senators to get key legislation passed. They also used the term 'moderate'. I don't think those two things will play-well with the resistance movement; One can't win in blue states like NY and CA with that type of messaging.
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    I Just Watched...

    Any film with two Ritas can't be bad. Lovely Rita, doesn't look like a meter maid. No dialog; wow, need to check this one out.
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    2020 Election

    It will be very interesting when these women start to attack each other. So far all of the announced candidates have only attacked Trump, with the line of 'I would be a better President than Trump'. (not a very high bar IMO). I want to hear why each believes they would be a better President than the other Dems running. PS: Klobuchar did mention that she has a history in Congress of reaching out to GOP members and passing bipartisan legislation. While that is sound messaging for the general election, I don't think it will play well in the Dem primary. E.g. those Dems that support the resistance movement, want a take-no-prisoners candidate. Also CA moved up their Primary election to March; CA is home to the resistance movement. A moderate \ bipartisan type candidate wishes the CA primary was still in June.
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    What's wrong with actors nowadays?

    Nowadays???? I don't consider Brando a 'nowadays' actor. (wink).

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