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    Where Is Barack Obama?

    Hard to tell what Lusztig is talking about; E.g. what is 'this situation'? Trump as President? If Trump as President is 'this situation', I fail to see the connection between: if conservatives had been less critical and vicious towards Obama, how that would have prevented Trump from becoming the GOP nominee and beating Clinton.
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    Wow, this Nate guy isn't a very good at giving advise; it isn't a sound political strategy to be so over-the-top by saying silly, immature things like the other party 'have accomplished nothing'.
  3. Please see my post with regards to the criteria that TCM should use for birthday tributes. Note that you added one I didn't think of; actors that had a tragic death. Should TCM only have birthday tributes for those that had a tragic death? (this criteria would limit the number of actors that TCM should 'as least' do something for which is necessary in order for > 50% of TCM programming to NOT be devoted to birthday tributes ). Also, as it relates to Natalie, should TCM 'at least', show 3 of her films, each and every year on her birthday? What about the day she died? Should TCM 'at least' have a tribute on that day as well?
  4. It was disrespectful of Davis's mother to have Bette born on the same day as Tracy.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Hey, I know I'm not giving you any good options here, but if given the choice between 4 more years of Trump or Haley as President, wouldn't you take Haley? Being from SC you clearly have had a lot more exposure to Haley the past decade or so than most of us. I'm curious of the top 3 or 4 things about her (or policy stances), that you dislike. Thanks
  6. During the studio-era, in most cases the 'final' released length of a film was proportional to either the producer's or studio head's ego. (what the director submitted to the producer as the 'this is ready for commercial release' version was proportional to the director's ego!).
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    Prissy: Shuffling Southern Negro, or True Subversive?

    Ok, I understand you now; yes, the movie doesn't provide any insight into what any of the slaves are thinking as it relates to their 'station'. So related to the OP question and others like 'why did she lie'?: This is why I asked about how she is portrayed in the book and if the book provided any insight or not about her motives (if any). It appears the book offers no insight either and therefore these are questions that can't be answered.
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    HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    Here is a silly, but cute, video of Lee with her husband, guitar player Dave Barbour. Found this on the Jazz Guitar Forum I belong to. Dave gets in some nice licks even when his wife is making it hard to concentrate.
  9. With regards to birthday tributes; Do you really want such tributes to be a cornerstone of TCM's programming? For those that say 'yes', I'm interested in what criteria they would use if they had complete control over TCM's programming. By criteria I mean things like: 1) What members of the movie making business must be honored? Of course actors and actresses are a given, but what about directors, producers, studio heads, screenwriters?. These folks had birthdays also! 2) Once #1 is defined, what is the criteria for 'this person must be honored'? I.e. what makes someone 'big enough'? (as defined by a consensus of studio-era TCM viewers). This is the most important criteria since it determines the aggregate number of 'must be honored' tributes. 3) Should birthday tributes trump all other types of 'special' programming; E.g. Summer under the Stars days in August are set-aside for those that 'must be honored' that were born in August? The same for Oscar month, and even Star of the Month; E.g. if the films are shown each Thursday during the month for the SOTM, and there is a 'must be honored' birthday on one of those Thursday, the SOTM gets one less day???? Of course there is also what happens on holidays; E.g. someone that 'must be honored' that was born on Memorial day; their films are shown instead of the typically Memorial day films? 4) What are the 'must be honored' birthdays? All of them (so every year actor XYZ has a tribute?), only those divisible by 5, by 10, by 25? 5) How many films should be shown to ensure the proper level of respect is shown? E.g. All day tribute, only east coast prime time? Once the above is determined then one would know what percentage of programming has to be set aside for birthday tributes.
  10. We have a different definition of what is 'PC'; I define PC as; A group that tries to influence social norms to ensure conformity. I find it funny you say "& now attacking America's ultimate art form": Uh, you know about the Production Code; this was clearly a PC attack on movies (if one accepts how I define PC). E.g. nudity, sexual behaviors, certain words and violent context were controlled by the PC 'police' with the Code. But other things, like how black Americans were portrayed were not a concern. What has changed today is that back when the Code was enforced most Americans had similar views as to what was acceptable or not. Today, no one group has a majority; E.g. there are still people that wish to control the type of content that the Code used to control, while there are others that are more concerned about how black, gays, etc.. are portrayed. But it is complete folly to say the only PC police types are liberals \ progressives.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    The JOKE part was my saying the headline was in error!!!!!!!!! (so I could attack the insane GOP tax cut). Like Gable said, frankly I don't give a damn what you think.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Prior to the election, anyone that didn't know Trump had multiple affairs outside of his marriage is a moron. Also, where did Trump ever come off as saying he had moral superiority? Now his evangelical supporters did, but they were pragmatic and decided to ignore his obvious lack of morals since they knew Trump was more likely to support their agenda than Clinton and they have been rewarded; E.g. the Supreme Court appointees.
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    I don't see where this gal has much to trade.
  14. If one is that dedicated of a Load of the Rings fan, they likely live in another world.
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    We have been visited by the smartphone spam fairy!

    I don't think combining threads is automated because if it was it would occur much more often and would combine threads where nothing was in common. I say this because the automated word censoring software is so flawed that I find it hard to believe they could find software that combined threads that wasn't equally flawed.
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    Comrade Trump

    I was thinking of using that laughing emoticon, but this is way too true and sad to be funny.
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    I Just Watched...

    Oh, you lived it what use to be little ol' St. Helena, CA (now overly commercial St. Helena). Love the area and the wife and I get to that area at least once a year, but each time we head just a little more north. For years we used Calistoga as our base but now we even go a few miles further north and stay in the Alexander valley.
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    We have been visited by the smartphone spam fairy!

    A mod will move a thread from time to time and in most cases it was the 'correct' thing to do (e.g. General Discussion is for general discussions related to movies and chit-chat is for NON movie general discussions). A mod will rarely combine threads but when it does occur most of the time it is warranted; e.g. when an actor dies different users will create tribute threads; a mod will combine all of these into one. Note that when a thread is moved, it will remain under it's previous 'forum' (for a while,,, how long I don't know), and if one clicks on this they are taken to the new location \ forum.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    What a ffing clown. I didn't misread the headline. I was attacking the GOP and their tax cut for reducing the revenue intake of the Feds which will lead to cuts for all types of needed services.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump would have put out that tweet about the NFL regardless of Russia and his really, really bad week, due to the release of the Miami Dolphins' discipline policy statement and the NFL and Players Association agreeing that NO other team should release their policy statement until those two groups can come to terms. (and my guess is that Goodell will reverse course (to some degree), which will really upset that dummy Trump).
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump loves this album; his favorite song from it is The Impossible Dream.
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    We have been visited by the smartphone spam fairy!

    I assume you're joking, since there is an automated word censoring program and not an automated move-threads program (so don't give the mods any ideas, ok!!).
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    I was making an fing JOKE! Other GOP haters understood this, which is why they 'liked' it.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Once Trump Jr. is in prison Kimberly can just go back to her ex-husband, the future Governor of California.
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    2018 Elections

    Like many 'headlines' I find this one to be somewhat misleading. Yea, it does say 'narrow', but based on their own evaluation the: : Democrats will need a near-perfect midterm performance to take back the Senate. They need to overthrow at least two Republicans in competitive states while protecting nearly all of the Senate Democrats running for reelection in states that President Trump won. Seven of those red-state Democrats make our list of the most vulnerable incumbents, and five of those Democrats are trying to hang on in a state Trump won by double digits.

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