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Everything posted by jamesjazzguitar

  1. It is fair to assume Wayne was homophobic. To me the better question is was he more homophobic than the average male American at the time; I say NO. That is one of the key follies of the cancel-culture movement; judging historical figures, based on where most of us and TODAY, based on comments made by said figures, decades ago.
  2. I also don't wish to get political but as you know the topic of the cancel-culture is often political. I only mentioned the President as an example of honoring someone. The point being that local authorities shouldn't rush such things. So in the case of a political figure, one should wait until they complete their term of office and that they left without disgrace.
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    The whistleblower 'position' was created by Congress; this is necessary when there are concerns that the 'proper authorities' are involved in the potential impropriety. E.g. Attorney General is a 'proper authority' but since the President mentioned him, by name, in the potential impropriety, there was a need for a whisleblower to make their report to the head of the intelligence agency.
  4. I knew that but I recommend one try to refrain from making over-the-top points since that is the main driver behind the cancel-culture movement. E.g. this celebrity is SOOOOO EVIL that he needs to be removed from the culture. That is the type of nonsense some were making about Wayne. That is over-the-top nonsense. I have often found that it isn't wise to try to counter over-the-top nonsense with over-the-top nonsense.
  5. The point here spence is that it isn't only those the lean-left that wish to change the names of Airports. In addition, naming an airport after the current President COULD be a mistake. E.g. if said President is removed from office, would the town still want that name for their airport? (in the case of this town, the answer is likely YES, and they would likely double the size of the sign!).
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    The Jazz Music in PHANTOM LADY (1944)

    I've been sitting on the sidelines here and I have to say you're doing a bang-up job here! Instead of going down the rabbit hole of labeling (e.g. what type of jazz style is this), you're just providing names of artist that created similar works. THAT is wisdom! Note that the other forum I belong to is a jazz forum; We have threads just on the topic of "what is this" were musicians discuss the various forms of bop; be-bop, hard-bop, post-bop,,,,, I.e. not just a breakdown of what is cool-jazz, west-coast-swing, etc.. but the various forms within a form!!! These nerd discussions just go around in circles and often lose slight of the MUSIC. You instead keep the focus on the MUSIC and the ARTIST and for that I say thanks.
  7. I live in the O.C. and this remove got some traction as part of the cancel-culture movement but nothing moved forward, and I don't think anything will. But if it does what is the big deal. Nothing is being 'burned down' as Spence implies. That is just silly over-the-top fear mongering. It is a name change and name changes of airports, buildings, city centers, etc.. change all the time. While I don't agree with the overall scope of the cancel-culture (e.g. cancelling out Cosby, Allen, etc..) Wayne has a lot of negative baggage; E.g. avoided service during WWII by making bogus medical claims, racist comments, his attack on those that didn't wish to serve in Nam for reasons that were NOT selfish ones like Wayne's, etc... BUT once a decision is made to honor someone something very major things need to be discovered to remove the honor. In most cases I quote Paul; Let it Be!
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Looks like the girl made the story up. Now that says more about racism in America today than if her story was true. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/us/virginia-girl-fake-story-about-cut-dreadlocks/index.html
  9. Looks like the girl made the story up. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/us/virginia-girl-fake-story-about-cut-dreadlocks/index.html PS: Sorry I posted this here, in this thread. I also posted it at the thread where this now-fake-story was being discussed.
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    on svengoolie tonite

    The film only covers less than 1% of his life. It was my understanding he liked to move a lot and had lived in England a few times before this latest move and had stayed there for decades (as well as France, Italy etc..). That makes sense to me since it would get boring living in the same place for so many centuries and rumor has it that English blood is like a fine French wine! Also, if only in England a month,,,, where did he learn to speak English? Oh, wait, must have been at a Hungarian/Romanian/Transylvanian night school!
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    on svengoolie tonite

    Yea, but after living in a English language country for many centuries, I would have expected him to have lost the accent!
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    The principals in such a case wouldn't be allowed to go forward if the film was made in CA, due to the special law CA has that protects film makers. This is the same law Olivia DeHavilland tried to challenge and where she lost suing the producers of Feud (the Joan and Bette AMC special. Olivia's case did go forward due to a Judge being sympathetic to a over 100 year old women, but the next level Judge dismissed the case saying it should have never gone forward due to the existing CA law. As long as any dirt is based on a factual basis one can't sue over such dirt. Note the leeway given with factual basis; This was at the center of the DeHavilland case; The Feud script had Olivia calling her sister Joan the b-word. Olivia said she never called her sister that and never would have. Since Olivia was on record for calling Joan other names (I believe the one mentioned by Feud lawyers was dragon lady), the Judge found that use of the b-word, even if never said, was close-enough to what Olivia had said about her sister to form a factual basis.
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    A bio film that focused only on the difficult latter parts of a person's live would be less interesting to me. I kind of hinted at this when I said in my initial post that Judy wasn't a 'fun' film. Yea, I also would rather see a more comprehensive film.
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    So you're calling for suppression of content? That out of respect for great artist to 'go in peace' movies shouldn't be made about negative aspects of their lives? So no films about Michael Jackson or Woody Allen?
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Thanks for explaining your POV on if the attack on the girl was just standard teen bullying or a racially motivated. As for your POV that her hair style is "common to whites as well" and therefore implying not strictly representative of the African-American culture (and thus the attack may not be racially motivated). I find that POV rather odd, at best. To me it would be like telling a Jew that the swastika that was painted on their door might not represent hate towards Jews since the symbol has been used historically by groups other than the Nazis. Yea, that is possible, but highly unlikely!
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    It was my understanding only women over the age of 46 years and 3 months are hags.
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Related to your use of deflection; you have yet to acknowledge that the attack that started this discussion was a racist act. Remember you initially said it was just bullying. Your last comment on this attack of the girl is above and amount to 'it's not right'. This is why I asked 'what's your point' when you posted that racist act by blacks on Jews. Was your point that BOTH are clearly racist acts (i.e. you have changed your POV and this attack on the girl was more than just bullying) OR that the attack on the girl was just bullying,,,, and here is an actually racist act?
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Ah, instead of looking inward, you attack the other side; classic! What you were doing was deflection; E.g. saying 'this is clearly RACISM' implies that the prior racist act that was the basis of the discussion wasn't really that bad,,, but this,,,,,,what I found,,, this,, is RACISM!!!!! Note that we all do this; E.g. in the thread about Trudeau and blackface, libs had to bring in Trump as their way of saying that what Trudeau did wasn't so bad,, since,,,,, well, Trump is worse!!! Hey, I do this also, BUT the key to using deflection is all in the timing: I.e. don't make that deflecting post until one has acknowledge the other sides grievance, and until there have been a few other post. Thus it is less obvious.
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    As for promotion; Judy is the most highly promoted recently released film by the L.A. Times; e.g. articles about Judy the star, Renee playing Judy, Renee and her career status, the movie Judy,,, etc... And it can be found in almost all sections; I.e. not just the entertainment section. This started about three weeks ago. Received this Sunday's Times, and it continues; more on Judy, than any other film.
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    Racism in Trump's America

    You really can't be a clueless as you come off. Arturo already explained what you are doing, a few times. So maybe you really have your head buried 50 feet in the sand.
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    Noir Alley

    Watched the entire film (due to my wife saying 'don't change the station' after seeing Eddie's intro). I have seen the film many times so I wasn't sure I was going to watch it. Eddie's intro and outro were fairly long and supplied a lot of cool info. He read Huston's statement from Bogart's funeral - something I just read the day before since I'm reading the book Courage and Art about the life of John Huston.
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Yes, it is. But what is your point here? I hope it isn't that there are others like you (but that is how it comes off).
  23. Hopefully voters because I don't think enough GOP Senators will do so.
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    Rex may be correct about Zellweger's performance but I don't agree with him when he says 'nobody can or should'. Rex's mentioned misguided raves, but I find that comment to be even more misguided. As for 'the real deal'; Uh, one never gets that from any actor playing a historic figure.
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    There are still people around that expect lip syncing? Ok, but I find that strange; Instead I expect the producers to hire talented folks that can pull off what is required (well, with a little help from technology).

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