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    Future of Democratic Party?

    CNN runs a story about Biden and his comments from 1993 related to crime in America. I really wonder if some interpret 'beyond the pale' as relating to the skin color of these predators or 'take them out' as meaning they should be executed. "We have predators on our streets that society has in fact, in part because of its neglect, created," said Biden, then a fourth-term senator from Delaware so committed to the bill that he has referred to it over the years as "the Biden bill." "They are beyond the pale many of those people, beyond the pale," Biden continued. "And it's a sad commentary on society. We have no choice but to take them out of society."
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    I Just Watched...

    Well Robert Mitchum must have agreed with the scientist since he released Calypso – is like so ... in March 1957.
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    Is God's Existence Self-Evident?

    I agree; Obama isn't a god, because there is no god. I.e. 'god' is just a made up 'thing' that people develop an emotional connection to as children, that they never grow out of (like other made up 'thing' like the Easter Bunny, Santa, tooth fairy etc..). But as it relates to golf; You still can't accept that Trump has played more golf as President than Obama.
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    The Fruits of White Supremacy-- Murder and Violence

    This was just a political stunt by Pelosi since the Muslim Dem member of Congress went 'too far' and the Dems were getting a lot of negative press (for the record I don't think she went too far, but instead was just stating reality). I would have voted NO for such a resolution since the overall intent is to prevent legit criticism of Bibi and the Israeli government (especially now that Bibi has joined forces with a far-right bigoted political party as his only way of retaining power). Also, don't you find it ironic that this story is posted in this thread about white supremacy: Jews are white, so this resolution is pushing white supremacy: the overall intent here is to tell people-of-color; hey, don't criticize Israeli.
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    Bogus Movie Biographies

    Thanks for explaining this; I really don't see a 'how DARE they,,,' reaction by anyone here, but I have seen it before. Since this thread is about bogus movies bios, complaining about an 'old Hollywood' film that doesn't depict a gay historical figure as 'gay enough' is legit (as it relates to the topic at hand). What isn't legit is not understanding the reasons WHY Hollywood did what they did. But I assume people that make such comments do understand the WHY, and if they don't they should, since they are at an 'old Hollywood' movie forum.
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    I Just Watched...

    Looks like you're catching up on your big lovely blonde movies. So you need to Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson with someone with those features (ha ha). Thanks for letting me know about the film Valerie. Hayden and Exberg don't sound like an ideal couple but at least they are an interesting one.
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    Bogus Movie Biographies

    Wow your post received a 'thanks' from the TCMModerator1. I don't recall ever seeing that. I do wonder what the mod is thankful of; could it be because any 'push-back' to another poster was so gentle \ civil? Anyhow, I still don't know what "not gay enough" means in the context it was used it (but there was a 'wink' so it looked harmless enough to me).
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    CEO Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's privacy failures

    Funny but the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title of this thread was: AGAIN????
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    quirky submarine captains

    Yea, Wolf Larsen is a despicable character but Ghost was a ship and not a sub. Either way Robinson gives a brilliant performance playing a captain that even his own mother didn't love.
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    2019 elections...

    I'll wait to see if the winning candidate is able to reduce the massive amount of debt the city has, reach a reasonable deal on teachers' compensation as well as charter schools, and reduce gun violence. I suspect they will fail.
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    America's Gun Culture...

    The above posts are total BS; The pearls are a prop used by a woman's pro-gun-rights group. They have used them before. Therefore they were NOT used by these male NH lawmakers to mock the woman's gun-control group MomsDemands or this moron Watts. They were used to show support for women being able to purchase and own guns for self-protection.
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    DNC Bars Fox News From Hosting 2020 Primary Debates

    The DNC doesn't have anyone working-on-the-inside at Fox, like they did at CNN. That is the reason the DNC doesn't wish to hold debates on Fox.
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    Noir Alley

    I agree; the drugstore scene was well done and directed.
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    Noir Alley

    A person with Chester's mentality may not be able to 'do whatever he was told'; E.g. Boss: Hey, just beat him to get the info; Chester's buddy; Sorry, boss, well you know Chester, he started beating the guy and was getting such a kick out of it, he killed him! Yea, a criminal boss wants someone that will do what they are told and to me Chester's persona isn't reliable in this regard. (compared to say Joe Stefanos, the henchman for mobster Kirk Douglas in Out of the Past).
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    Is saying Bibi is a crook being antisemitic? Can truth be antisemitic?
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    Kid Sisters

    My Sister Eileen; There are two versions and in the 1942 one Janet Blair plays Eileen (Ros Russell is sister Ruth) and in the 1955 version Janet Leigh plays Eileen (with Betty Garrett as Ruth).
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    Andre Previn Has Died

    Previn did many solid jazz albums. One great one is with Joe Pass and Ray Brown, two legends of jazz: After Hours. Here they are doing Cotton Tail.
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    Noir Alley

    With regards to D.O.A.: is hothead, sadistic Chester one of the best things about the film or one of the worst, most unrealistic? I'm torn; the role is unrealistic because no head of a criminal organization would have someone like that one their payroll. A small group of criminals that are friends \ relative might, but not a well financed, professional criminal organization. Such a group might hire someone like Chester for a one-time job but then remove him after the job is over. But at the same time watching what Chester does is one of the pleasures of D.O.A. (especially the part where he finds out one can't scare a man that has already been murdered!).
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    Future of Democratic Party?

    Just more meaningless BS from the House Speaker. Unless she knows the Senate will pass said bill (or a similar version), AND that Trump would sign it, this is all just a political stunt. (just like all the BS bills the GOP House passed when Obama was President).
  20. The mayor of Lamar S.C. claims bees are now Trump supporters. https://www.dailywire.com/news/44226/mayor-i-was-victim-racist-hate-crime-cops-not-even-amanda-prestigiacomo
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    Racism in Trump's America

    Here is an example of racism in Trump's America, but it is another example of someone claiming they are a victim when they clearly were NOT. Well, maybe I'm wrong and bees really do hate people with darker skin. By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 The mayor of a small town in South Carolina remains adamant that she was targeted in a hate crime despite police determining that the yellow substance found all over the car was pollen. Darnell Byrd McPherson, the volunteer mayor of Lamar, told Newsweek that she filed a police report on Feb. 7 claiming that a “yellow, sticky substance” had been found all over her’s and her husband’s cars. “I likened it as a hate crime because No. 1, there’s a history in our town of Lamar,” she said. In a statement to a local ABC affiliate, Ms. McPherson claimed that during the 1970s, “crosses were burned in the yard of our home when my Mother was involved with the civil rights movement. On this very same corner in this very same front yard!” Ms. McPherson complained that police never took a sample of the substance on their cars before they were cleaned the next day. “The substance wasn’t saved and the cars were actually cleaned — pressure-washed twice — there was no substance, and so they didn’t have it for the investigation,” the mayor told Newsweek. “It’s something,” she said. “Something that’s sticky that’s stuck to my car and took two different solutions to get it off.” Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Robby Kilgo told Newsweek that the substance was determined to be pollen. “We found it to be pollen,” he said. “There was no reason for us to collect a sample.” Ms. McPherson insisted that the incident was some form of targeted vandalism and had “a possible suspect in mind at the time,” so police then referred the case to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, or SLED, Lt. Kilgo said. A SLED spokeswoman told Newsweek that an investigation was not subsequently launched “because we did not believe a crime occurred.” “We reviewed the incident report, but we did not open a formal investigation,” SLED said. In her statement, Ms. McPherson acknowledged that the substance looked like pollen but said others told her it looked like spray paint. “Again, we are grateful the person or persons did not try to take our lives but the culprits will be identified and prosecuted,” she said. “Love conquers hate and my husband and I refuse to be intimidated by those who perpetrated this act of vandalism which I classify as an act of hatred.” Ms. McPherson told Newsweek that she’s worried about the “remnants of racism” plaguing Lamar. “What do we need to do in Lamar? I say, we need to come together,” she said. Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.
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    Is God's Existence Self-Evident?

    One would need to define what 'god' is for me to address that. E.g. 'god' is a supreme-being. Ok, it is a 'being'; does it need to consume food for energy? If not, where does it get it's energy? Does it create waste that has to be removed from its body?
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    Bernie Sanders!

    Depends on how defines 'wrong'; if it leads to the GOP regaining the House, keeping the Senate and Trump being re-elected, some may define that as 'wrong'. (I assume that is what the 'wink' is meant to represent).
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    Paul Newman as SOTM May 2019

    Yea, it would have been interesting if TCM showed The Hustler and then The Color of Money. (ok, I know who the main male star of TCOM is, but still, it would have been interesting).
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    Bernie Sanders!

    Well Sanders is a member of the Dem party NOW since the Dem party has taken up most of his agenda.

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