Bogie56

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  1. This might be a fun and quite engaging thread. My favourite is the Donald claiming that he could see thousands of Muslims taking to the streets in New Jersey from his office tower on 9/11 to celebrate the World Trade Center attack. He never completely walked that one back. It sort of became metaphorically speaking at some point. Personally, I think this alone should have disqualified him from running for President of the United States. It was so hateful and inflammatory and so not true.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Are we drifting into wacko land here? Which democrat candidate most resembles Hitler in your book?
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I certainly am not endlessly criticizing Democratic candidates like you are.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Well there is no accounting for taste and some people are just too brainwashed and stupid.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    ANYWAY, we now know who TheCid likes and doesn't like as far as the democrat candidates. James and I seem willing to accept ANY Dem over Trump. So why not give this a rest? What's the point of moaning about someone who may not even win the primary being too far to the left? Who are you going to convince? ANY democratic candidate will do just fine. Even Gaga Joe.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Clinton too far left? Well I'm sure he will say that about any candidate. If you are not willing to go up against that you might as well give up and vote Republican. Clinton too far left? My goodness.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    There is much more of a solid case for believing E. Jean Carroll than the woman Trump trotted out at the debates who accused Bill Clinton of rape. As George Conway pointed out the Clinton accuser had stated under oath that he never touched her. In Carroll's case she told two friends right after it happened. One advised her to go to the police and the other said that she should drop it as Trump had hundreds of lawyers who would destroy her. Part of the reason that Carroll did nothing was that she did not want to feel like a 'victim.'
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Well, we agree on something. And I think a good strategy for the democratic candidates would be to circle the wagons. I know that they are all trying to win but if Trump attacks Biden, Warren, Booker and Sanders should come to his defence and respond. If Trump attacks Sanders, Biden, Buttigeg and Harris should respond, and so on. And this talk about democratic socialism ... please. Sanders would be a right wing candidate in a lot of European countries. Even the conservatives in Canada and Europe know that it is suicide to talk about taking away people's health care. Once given to the people, don't try to take it away.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Democrats point to Nordic nations as models of socialism. Here’s how they actually work. Opinion ● By Charles Lane ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    We were referring to the democratic candidates were we not? I thought that you were suggesting that they should not be concentrating on this sort of thing - and as far as I can see they are not. If I focus on it - who cares. It's news and it's more smut about your president.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Who is piling it on? Trump by his own doing. You don't hear democratic candidates crowing about Trump the rapist do you? It's news. Get over it.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    You mean the one's who thought Hillary Clinton was too far to the left or just thought she was a very bad candidate? I would suggest that whoever the democrat candidate is that everyone stop worrying and get behind him or her or say goodbye to your country as you now know it. You say that Sanders and Warren could never get their agenda passed so what are you worrying about? Show some unity with everyone in your party not just the middle of the road old f arts.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Now you know he's just making **** up.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    You mean voters who won't vote democrat anyway. Do the republicans worry about what liberals care about when they are setting their agenda?
  15. Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalists 2005/06 Best Picture winners included … Romance Criminal (2005) Michele Placido, Italy
  16. Your Top Foreign Language Films Hello everyone. I enjoyed posting the ’Your Favourite Performances of…’ each week so I thought this might be an interesting carry-on. The main purpose of this and the performances thread was to gather lists of recommended films. For this thread you are simply to consider the overall film. Hopefully there will be some discussion about them too. The format for listing the films should be like this …. 1. Day for Night (1973) Francois Truffaut, France. Lots of films are co-produced by many countries. I usually just try to pick one representative. The predominant language or the nationality of the director may be the best judge. I ask only a few things of participants. First, to wait until I have changed the year of the thread before posting your own choices. Second, to go by the generally accepted theatrical release date of a film rather than the year it was released in North America or nominated for an Oscar. The imdb and wikipedia are pretty good sources for these initial release dates. Film festivals and most premieres count as release dates. I have my own rule of thumb when it comes to films that have been banned from public release for many years. The Soviet block countries had a habit of doing this. In these instances I use the date the film was completed. Films simply shot in a foreign country do not qualify. Orson Welles made a lot of films in Europe but they were in the English language. Similarly, Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975) with Jack Nicholson is an English language film. I would think that films like The Longest Day or Tora Tora Tora or Last Tango In Paris which have big segments in a foreign language would not qualify as they are primarily English language films. Sergio Leone’s westerns with Eastwood would be English language films as the main cast performed the film in English. And The Artist (2011) is too cute to qualify. If you are like me, you probably try to avoid dubbed versions of foreign films but in some instances they are the only ones available to us. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not to include them but you might mention if the versions you screened were dubbed. There really isn’t a limit to the number of films one can list but remember they are supposed to be “favourites.” That can mean different things to different people. Excellent films are usually my favourites. Please list them in your preference, i.e., number 1 through 10 and runner-ups. As in the performance thread at the end of each decade I will do a recap of the number one choices and then call for choices of the best foreign language film of the decade. We generally try to avoid short subjects or television movies. But, as in the case of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage many foreign tv movies have also had theatrical releases or played in film festivals. Those films are fair game. A film should be at least 40 minutes in length to qualify as a feature film in this thread. This time I am going to start with films prior to 1920 for a week then after that films from the 1920’s for three weeks. After that we will go year-by-year doing one year per week. Saturdays will usually be the turn over day for new posts. For the silent films, and countries like Japan which were still making them in the early thirties, qualifying films should come from non-English speaking countries. It may take a little while for this thread to gain some steam. Personally, I have not seen very many foreign films in the 1930’s. But in prepping some of this I have noticed that when going year-by-year one gets a greater appreciation of the careers of some of the directors and a greater focus on their films. I plan on mentioning films that have won major awards in foreign countries or film festivals. But as you are no doubt aware they often win these awards years after their initial release dates in their own countries. This could get very messy. I will endeavour to mention the awards a 1967 film has won while we are on 1967, etc. You don’t have to have seen many to participate. Just have a favourite.
  17. The 2005 Danish Bodil Award for Best Picture went to … Manslaughter (2005) Per Fly, Denmark
  18. The 2005 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … The Aura (2005) Fabian Bielinsky, Argentina
  19. The 2005 Broadcast Critics Foreign Film included these nominees … Cache/Hidden (2005) Michael Haneke, France Paradise Now (2005) Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine The 2006 Broadcast Critics Foreign Film included this nominee …. Water (2005) Deepa Mehta, India
  20. Winner of the 2006 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Award … L’enfant (2005) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium
  21. The winner of the 2005 Lumiere Best Picture Award was … The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) Jacques Audiard, France The winner of the 2005 Lumiere Best Foreign Film Award was … L’enfant (2005) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium
  22. The winner of the 2005 Prix Jean Vigo was … Les Yeux Clairs (2005) Jerome Bonnell, France
  23. The winners of the 2005 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture were … Cold Showers (2005) Antony Cordier, France Regular Lovers (2005) Philippe Garrel, France
  24. Wednesday, June 26 11:45 p.m. Enchanted Island (1958). Dana Andrews finds true love on a South sea Island … but why do the in-laws have to go and eat people. 1:30 a.m. Marie: A True Story (1985). With Sissy Spacek and Jeff Daniels. I haven’t seen this one before.

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