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  1. 42 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

     

    Just in case anyone missed this nugget of "wisdom" in the midst of all that effluvia.

    Attached to a post about a library too!

    I guess the library is only stocked with Julius Evola... 

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  2. 50 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

    Alexandria Ocasio-CortezVerified account @AOC

     

    Many know I take no pleasure in discussions of impeachment.

    I didn’t campaign on it, & rarely discuss it unprompted.

    We all prefer working on our priorities: pushing Medicare for All, tackling student loans, & a Green New Deal.

    But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep.

     

    While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations,

    upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction

    I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate.

     

    Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President.

    It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.

     

    As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution.

    If she knows it's not going to happen then it's irrelevant whether she believes it's her "responsibility" or not. 

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  3. https://www.thedailybeast.com/mueller-report-trump-said-im-****-after-special-counsels-appointment

    Trump Said ‘I’m ****’ After Special Counsel’s Appointment: Mueller Report

    President Trump has long claimed that he had nothing to fear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation—but according to an anecdote in the report, he was terrified when he found out Mueller was appointed. When former Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Trump that Mueller had been appointed on May 17, 2017, Trump reportedly responded, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m ****,” before ripping into Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation. Sessions allegedly recalled that Trump said something in the vein of “you were supposed to protect me,” before adding that “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

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  4. 11 hours ago, calvinnme said:

    I don't like to see anybody bulled over their enthusiasm for something, but what Disney has been churning out for the last few years is NOT Star Wars.  Star Wars actually WAS  the three prequels that Lucas put out at the turn of the century. Granted, it was bad to mediocre Star Wars, but it was connected to the original three from 1977-1983 by characters and philosophy. Disneyfied Star Wars includes some rando female character - Rhea - who just picks up a light sabre and suddenly knows to use it like a black belt when we spent the better part of six years watching Luke Skywalker struggle and fail with both the physical and mental characteristics needed to be a Jedi, the killing off of the original three characters like Star Wars is "The Black Adder", and ,oh, "The Force is Feminine"? Who wrote this stuff anyways? Kirsten "The Future Is Female" Gillibrand? I wouldn't want to see someone bullied for being enthusiastic over artichokes, but that doesn't mean I want to eat one.

    Oh, and Lorna, I'd pay eighty bucks to watch the supposedly lost "Convention City".

    Yeah, this guy's reaction was a bit over the top and I don't care that much about seeing this film but I don't think he deserves so much hate.


  5. 3 hours ago, lydecker said:

    Yet, somehow I can't see you doing a video and posting it on social media telling everyone how much you are sweating and crying over LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT.  Just sayin . . . 

    I could understand London After Mindnight because it's a famous lost film but the oddest part of his reaction is that these Star Wars movies have been churning out every year for the past five years. Though to each their own, I suppose. There's nothing wrong with being happy. I can't recall the last time I got that excited over anything.

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  6. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-trailer-trolls-attack-eric-butts-191952340.html

    On Friday, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted to 70,000 enthusiastic fans at Star Wars Celebration and millions more online. One of those fans was Eric Butts, a Kentucky-based vlogger and filmmaker who taped his emotional reaction to the trailer in real time, only to have the video be distributed and mocked by trolls. But the fan community had his back — and the reaction video that received thousands of hate views has now received countless love notes and retweets from Star Wars enthusiasts, including Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

     

     

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  7. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/politics/trump-vetoes-yemen-war-powers-resolution/index.html

    Trump vetoes Yemen War Powers Resolution, his 2nd veto since taking office

    (CNN)President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his presidency Tuesday, stopping a congressional resolution that would have sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

    "This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future," Trump wrote to the Senate Thursday.
    Trump added that the resolution is "unnecessary" in part because there are no United States military personnel in Yemen "commanding, participating in, or accompanying military forces of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis in hostilities in or affecting Yemen."
    Trump was expected to issue the veto as the resolution was seen as a rebuke of Trump's Middle East policies.
     
     
    Supporters of the War Powers Resolution argued the US shouldn't be involved in the war without explicit permission from Congress. Opponents argued the US does not have "boots on the ground" and is offering noncombat technical assistance to Saudi Arabia, an ally.
    Several supporters made clear their votes were also aimed at expressing their frustrations with Trump's continued support for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been implicated in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    The bill passed the House 247-175. Sixteen Republicans voted yes with Democrats and one voted present. In the Senate the vote was 54 to 46, with seven Republicans voting with Democrats.
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not responded to questions on whether she intends to seek a vote to override the President's veto.
    In a statement Tuesday night, Pelosi called on Trump to "put peace before politics."
    "The conflict in Yemen is a horrific humanitarian crisis that challenges the conscience of the entire world. Yet the President has cynically chosen to contravene a bipartisan, bicameral vote of the Congress and perpetuate America's shameful involvement in this heartbreaking crisis," Pelosi said.
    "This conflict must end, now. The House of Representatives calls on the President to put peace before politics, and work with us to advance an enduring solution to end this crisis and save lives."
    The only other veto Trump has issued was his veto of a resolution of disapproval for his emergency declaration to build barriers along the US border with Mexico. Trump vetoed that resolution last month.
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  8. 1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    Any and all proposals are going to 'turn off many voters' since any and all plans will hurt some (e.g. cost more, provide less services),  while benefiting others (cost less,  provide more services).

    So from a political POV any ideas are dangerous which is why McConnell and most members of the GOP wish to avoid the topic all together (other then getting rid of the ACA, without any replacement expect incremental proposals (like not allowing insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions),  that the vast majority of voters don't have issues with.

      

     

    This poll is a bit old but it backs up what I am saying.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/poll-obamacare-approval-112948

    The GOP don't have a practical solution at the moment but their proposals don't turn off people any more than Sanders' proposals would. 


  9. 45 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    I know that Sanders is trying to keep things simple here but what he says make no sense.    If one has to pay more in Medicare Taxes,  why would one ALSO pay premiums to a for-profit insurance carrier for health insurance coverage?     

    Of course maybe the amount of the MFA tax \ deduction is based on if one is using the MFA insurance plan or a private plan,  but it would be difficult to determine what a fair amount would be.

    In addition there is still that 800 pound gorilla;  where does the money come from to cover those NOT retired that are NOT working or NOT earning enough to pay any MFA tax \ deduction.

      

    ACA as it was, is a big reason that Trump got into office and repeal remains popular. Whoever decided that Obamacare should get rate hikes on Nov. 1 should never work in government again. Even if Bernie came up with a practical solution to implement his idea (which he hasn't and even tried to avoid answering at the town hall) it would still turn off many voters.


  10. On 4/12/2019 at 11:11 PM, lpetiti said:

    So far, I don't see anything glaring wrong with his voice and certainly not his performance. If that is the case, what exactly was it that made him lose his appeal? 

    Yeah, I agree. He was a very good actor and I wish he had done more sound films. I certainly don't see anything wrong with him.

    On 4/13/2019 at 7:39 AM, TopBilled said:

    Other stars had voices (and mannerisms) that made them unsuitable to sound and the production code. 

    Yeah, Roman Novarro and any of the foreign ones with heavy accents are the first that come to mind.

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