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  1. Bogie56

    Lock Them Up!

    After visiting Michael Cohen in prison NYC prosecutors have issued a subpoena for 8 years of Trump's business and personal taxes.
  2. I would be hard pressed to pick anything tomorrow! But perhaps this thread can include anyone and everyone's idea as to what might be worthwhile to catch the next day.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump is in a pickle now. He has already tweeted that he is against the Auto Workers Strike but then isn't he supposed to be the champion of these workers? The truth is, he isn't. He, like most Republicans are totally anti-union.
  4. 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.
  5. Bogie56

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    I should be allowed to respond to something that I find utter ***ing horse**** but I won't. I wish you well and let's move on.
  6. Bogie56

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Trump in Baltimore
  7. More on Kavanaugh (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Calls for Justice Kavanaugh’s impeachment are mounting. Here’s how it could work. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh is under scrutiny again after fresh sexual assault allegations appeared in the New York Times. Analysis ● By Deanna Paul ● Read more » New York Times apologizes for ‘inappropriate and offensive’ tweet about Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegation By Allyson Chiu ● Read more » Kavanaugh’s confirmation hinged on an FBI investigation that increasingly looks incomplete Analysis ● By Philip Bump ● Read more » Not just Kavanaugh: Another alarming reason to fear the Supreme Court Opinion ● By Greg Sargent ● Read more »
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    Iran tensions escalate

    If truth be told his tax breaks for billionaires were not in the interest of his supporters who felt "left behind" either.
  9. Bogie56

    Chips Off the Old Block-head

    Eric Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claim that the Obamacare website cost more than Trump’s border barrier Analysis ● By Glenn Kessler ● Read more »
  10. Donald Trump Junior is being lambasted by the London Press for his tweet politicizing yesterday's tragic terrorist attack at Westminster. Wes Streeting MP ✔@wesstreeting @DonaldJTrumpJr You use a terrorist attack on our city to attack London's Mayor for your own political gain. You're a disgrace. 7:16 PM - 22 Mar 2017
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action By Sarah Kaplan and Emily Guskin ● Read more »
  12. This is the Kavanaugh mess we feared Opinion ● By Jennifer Rubin ● Read more »
  13. Interesting to learn if this fell on deaf ears ... Senator told FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh By Seung Min Kim ● Read more »
  14. Hey if they can rush Kavanagh through a democratic senate should be able to do a full investigation and give Justice H. Clinton the okay in say ... ten minutes.
  15. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    According to WH spokesmen "locked and loaded" is not necessarily a term that means military action. So, words have different interpretations do they? For some it would seem.
  16. I can see Justice H. Clinton presiding when The People vs. Donald J. Trump docket comes up. And in this world there would be no recusal.
  17. Bogie56

    GOP madness Unbound...

    No problem. We've done this to death now. We may have different views on what she said but that's been laid out now. But I will say this upon reflection. And I don't mean it as an insult to anyone here. Yes, AOC was stupid to make that comment public. She wasn't at a dinner table with NYC intellectuals. She made it public and Republicans seized upon it to spoon feed it to their braindead followers with their own spin on it. Why? To deflect from the real issue which is their appalling mistreatment of human beings in those cages.
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    She is hardly my chosen one. I just thought you weren't being that fair. And you were falling for a republican talking point. But there you go. Running off and reading into my posts to suit your own purposes .. or should that be porpoises?
  19. Bogie56

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    It was hardly a joke. He attacked me across three threads in short order. But I appreciate the sentiment of trying to diffuse matters.
  20. Bogie56

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    I like Elizabeth Warren and many of the other Democrat candidates but I guess that doesn't count with TheCid because they are not HIS type of Americans. And as for taking offence at his comments - other than those above which are PERSONAL shots - this is what I have to say: I post something TheCid replies disagreeing with said post. I respond to TheCid disagreeing with his post. TheCid flips out that I am taking offence and shouldn't even be posting because I do not live in America. Perhaps this is how it should work to save the peace. Post. Response to Post. Counter-response and then move on.
  21. 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.
  22. Bogie56

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Who on earth could you be referring to? Are you against my right to post on this forum? If so, please take it up with the moderator. Your comment here is completely out of line and you should take it back. I have accused you before of being a bully. Don't try to prove my point. And your characterization of my being critical of everything American except classic movies is so off-the-mark as to be both ludicrous and highly insulting.
  23. Bogie56

    GOP madness Unbound...

    Bob Dylan is great. Kids in cages and Donald Trump, not so great.
  24. Sunday, September 29 5:45 p.m. Running on Empty (1988). Not too bad as I recall. Christine Lahti is very good as usual. Replaced in Canada with The Hill (1965). Monday, September 30 Deborah Kerr’s birthday. 6:15 a.m. I See a Dark Stranger (1946). Kerr is very funny in this Frank Launder film.

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