TheCid

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  1. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Interesting that Trump thinks we spend too much defending Europe and even South Korea and Japan, but not too much on Israel.
  2. Ironically the Dodge Charger was the better car in the movie. Especially in endurance during the filming. Never cared for Tab Hunter or Frankie Avalon or the Beach Party movies.
  3. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Haley would be better than Trump (maybe), but that is not saying much. Haley was ineffective as governor in most areas. She appointed inadequate people as heads to the few agencies where she could. She had no concept of how economics in the state worked nor how government is really financed. (She has a degree in accounting.) She made "deals" with corporations which did nothing to improve the lot of workers or small businesses. Failed to get along with the state legislature which actually controls the state. She was more anti-worker than any other governor in the state's history, but masked it as being anti-union. By all meaningful measures, the state was (and still is) worse off than before she became governor. Overall a very ineffective governor. A lot of things happened, but while she was governor, not because she was governor. Her only significant accomplishment was having the Confederate flag removed from the state house grounds - and she almost failed at that. She did not initiate this so much as take advantage of the shootings in Charleston. For the national publicity? She is articulate and outspoken, but doesn't really accomplish anything. I don't see her as being much more competent than Trump. But she is an Indian-American female who was a governor, so that will appeal to a lot of people.
  4. TheCid

    TRUMPUS MAXIMUS AMERICANUS! > WINNING!

    Max Boot, Republican: How I miss Barack Obama. And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to Mitt Romney in 2012. I criticized Obama’s “lead from behind” foreign policy that resulted in a premature pullout from Iraq and a failure to stop the slaughter in Syria. I thought he was too weak on Iran and too tough on Israel. I feared that Obamacare would be too costly. I fumed that he was too professorial and too indecisive. I was left cold by his arrogance and his cult of personality. Now I would take Obama back in a nanosecond. His presidency appears to be a lost golden age when reason and morality reigned. All of his faults, real as they were, fade into insignificance compared with the crippling defects of his successor. And his strengths — seriousness, dignity, intellect, probity, dedication to ideals larger than self — shine all the more clearly in retrospect. [end of column] He reminds me that just 18 months ago — can you believe it was so recently? — we had a president with whom I could disagree without ever doubting his fitness to lead. We can have one again. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/07/20/how-i-miss-obama/?utm_term=.dbf89a784000&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
  5. TheCid

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Max Boot, Republican: How I miss Barack Obama. And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to Mitt Romney in 2012. I criticized Obama’s “lead from behind” foreign policy that resulted in a premature pullout from Iraq and a failure to stop the slaughter in Syria. I thought he was too weak on Iran and too tough on Israel. I feared that Obamacare would be too costly. I fumed that he was too professorial and too indecisive. I was left cold by his arrogance and his cult of personality. Now I would take Obama back in a nanosecond. His presidency appears to be a lost golden age when reason and morality reigned. All of his faults, real as they were, fade into insignificance compared with the crippling defects of his successor. And his strengths — seriousness, dignity, intellect, probity, dedication to ideals larger than self — shine all the more clearly in retrospect. [end of column] He reminds me that just 18 months ago — can you believe it was so recently? — we had a president with whom I could disagree without ever doubting his fitness to lead. We can have one again. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/07/20/how-i-miss-obama/?utm_term=.dbf89a784000&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
  6. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Max Boot, Republican: How I miss Barack Obama. And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to Mitt Romney in 2012. I criticized Obama’s “lead from behind” foreign policy that resulted in a premature pullout from Iraq and a failure to stop the slaughter in Syria. I thought he was too weak on Iran and too tough on Israel. I feared that Obamacare would be too costly. I fumed that he was too professorial and too indecisive. I was left cold by his arrogance and his cult of personality. Now I would take Obama back in a nanosecond. His presidency appears to be a lost golden age when reason and morality reigned. All of his faults, real as they were, fade into insignificance compared with the crippling defects of his successor. And his strengths — seriousness, dignity, intellect, probity, dedication to ideals larger than self — shine all the more clearly in retrospect. [end of column] He reminds me that just 18 months ago — can you believe it was so recently? — we had a president with whom I could disagree without ever doubting his fitness to lead. We can have one again. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/07/20/how-i-miss-obama/?utm_term=.dbf89a784000&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
  7. TheCid

    GOP madness Unbound...

    Have to consider her "trading partners." Not much there either.
  8. TheCid

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    God forbid.
  9. TheCid

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    GOP Congress did cut medical benefits for active duty, reserve and retired military and dependents in order to fund some VA programs. May have been other cuts as well.
  10. TheCid

    The Trump and Putin Show

    Also probably the richest. His "wealth" makes Trump look like a piker.
  11. Could be wrong, but I think that in 1942's The Man Who Came to Dinner Ann Sheridan is not wearing a bra in scene where she is on phone with her secretary. Fairly obvious even on my 25 year old CRTV. How obvious would it have been on the BIG screen at a movie theater?
  12. Frequently I will ask my wife what she wants to watch and suggest some movies and her response is often too long. We often pick a 90 minute or so movie. That is one of the benefits of having recorded a lot of 40's and 50's movies from TCM or purchased DVD's of that period. My comment is in reference to too much to read, not in how it is read. I never read a book in one sitting, but after several nights and still being only half-way through I begin to wonder why the author could not have made it shorter. After several nights I may also forget who this character is since not mentioned since first chapter. The authors also tend to crowd in more extraneous people, more locations, more plot devices, etc. if they have 400-500 pages to work with.
  13. That I know about. However, these are artificial "chapters" created when the DVD is manufactured. They may or may not correspond to what the producer, director and/or screenwriter intended.
  14. Not really relevant but I remember back in the early 60's I visited the DJ's "booth" in a radio station. They had some old records that actually played from the center out. They were red if I recall correctly. I don't think they actually used them anymore.

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