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  1.  
     
    NEW YORK TIMES: "Bolton also described Pompeo's private acknowledgment that Giuliani's claims about Yovanovitch had no basis,
    and Giuliani may have wanted her removed because she might have been targeting his clients
    who had Ukraine dealings as she sought to fight corruption."
     
    NEW YORK TIMES: "Since Bolton's statement, White House advisers have floated...go[ing] to court to try to obtain a restraining order to stop him from speaking.
    Such an order would be unprecedented, but any attempt to secure it could succeed in tying up his testimony..."
     
    :rolleyes:  <_<
     
     
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  2. late Sun., 1-26 for                                              TCM Imports..........

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    2:00 AM
    B/W - 118 m

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    Synopsis:  takes place in 1957 Vienna where a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) is accidentally reunited with the SS officer (Dirk Bogarde) who was her torturer, protector and partner in a sadomasochistic relationship. He is now working the night shift in a fancy hotel and a reluctant member of a group of ex-SS seeking to hide their pasts by destroying documents and killing any possible witnesses to their war crimes. The two rekindle their twisted relationship in the porter's apartment until the Nazi cabal forces them into the open
     

    DirLiliana Cavani CastDirk Bogarde , Charlotte Rampling , Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu .

    "..... "The Night Porter is a provocative and problematic film."

    This mid-'70s picture fits pretty neatly into the pejorative category of what many have called "Nazi chic" or what critic Pauline Kael dubbed "Come-Dressed-as-the-Sick-Soul-of-Europe parties." Indeed, as Insdorf points out, "it can be seen as an exercise in perversion and exploitation of the Holocaust for the sake of sensationalism." Reviewers at the time of the film's release were not so restrained, calling it "as nasty as it is lubricious...despicable" (Roger Ebert); "a piece of junk...romantic pornography" (Vincent Canby); and from Kael herself, "humanly and aesthetically offensive," granting it a dubious feminist distinction in proving that "women can make junk just like men." ...........

    see:  http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/84946/Night-Porter-The/articles.html

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    Come and See (1985)

    Synopsis:  Aleksey Kravchenko plays a Belarussian teenager who longs to join the partisans fighting the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1943. When he digs up a buried rifle, word spreads and the partisans recruit him, ....... is separated from his unit and returns home, he finds his family slaughtered. He continues to witness Nazi atrocities as he serves, ........
     

    DirElem Klimov CastAleksei Kravchenko , Liubomiras Laucevicius , Olga Mironova .

     

    "...... J. Hoberman of The Village Voice called it "a robust art film with aspirations to the visionary....For the most part, [Klimov] prefers to show the Gorgon as reflected in Perseus's shield. There are few images more indelible than the sight of young [Aleksey] Kravchenko's fear-petrified expression." One unsolicited rave came from a German veteran who saw the film and deemed it a highly accurate representation of what his unit had done in the USSR during World War II. The film won the FIPRESCI Prize and the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. ......

    the film's reputation has grown over the years. In 2010, Roger Ebert listed it among the great movies, calling it "one of the most devastating films ever made about anything." Writing in The Guardian, Tim Lott said the picture "makes Apocalypse Now look lightweight." ........

    see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/71267/Come-and-See/articles.html


  3. 7 minutes ago, mr6666 said:
     
    Breaking via NYT:
    Trump told John Bolton in August that he wanted to continue freezing security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens,
     
    according to an unpublished manuscript by Bolton.
     
    Options for Senate Republicans tomorrow, when asked about the NYTs report on the Bolton book
     
    1. Didn’t see it
     
    2. It’s just a draft
     
    3. The House should have gotten him to testify
     
    4. It will just get bogged down in a court fight
     
    5. Can’t trust a guy who was pushed out on bad terms
     
    <_<
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  4. Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!
     
    8:20 AM · Jan 26, 2020·

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    GEEZ!!

    This Idiot is a Defendent ON TRIAL in the Senate!

    at What point should Justice Roberts NOT condemn these 'THREATENING OR INTIMIDATING' tweets re: his OWN TRIAL  prosecutors, jurors and/or witnesses??

    Or ANY tweets re: his Ongoing TRIAL??

    :blink:

     

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  5. 9 hours ago, jakeem said:

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    Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!
     
    8:20 AM · Jan 26, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

     

    -GEEZ!!

    This Idiot is a Defendent ON TRIAL in the Senate!

    at What point should Justice Roberts NOT condemn these 'THREATENING OR INTIMIDATING' tweets re: his OWN TRIAL  prosecutors, jurors and/or witnesses??

    Or ANY tweets re: his Ongoing TRIAL??

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    : "President Obama called me last night and said,
    'Tim, remember, this is no time to be a purist. You've got to keep a fascist out of the White House,'" Sen. Kaine says in a video clip featured in a new documentary about Hillary Clinton.
     
    Te Va. lawmaker is heard discussing the conversation in 2016
    in "Hillary," an upcoming documentary.
     

  7. Obama’s 2016 Warning: Trump Is a ‘Fascist’

    The newly revealed comment is one of the former president’s strongest known critiques of his successor.

     

    .........The footage is part of the new Hulu documentary Hillary, which was obtained by The Atlantic ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival today.

     

    “President Obama called me last night and said, ‘Tim, this is no time to be a purist,’” Kaine tells his then–running mate.

    “‘You’ve got to keep a fascist out of the White House.’”

    Clinton replies: “I echo that sentiment.”.......

     

    ........ “If you look at the definition [of fascist], which I’ve had the occasion to read several times,” Clinton said, “I think we can agree on several things: One, he has authoritarian tendencies and he admires authoritarian leaders, [Vladimir] Putin being his favorite. He uses a form of really virulent nationalism. He identifies targets: immigrants, blacks, browns, gays, women, whoever the target of the day or week is … I think you see a lot of the characteristics of what we think of [as] nationalistic, fascistic kinds of tendencies and behaviors.” .........

    .....Clinton also notes that she is “scared” and suspicious of what Trump is up to. “His agenda is other people’s agenda,” she says. “We’re scratching hard, trying to figure it out. He is the vehicle, the vessel for all these other people.”

     

    “[Paul] Manafort, all these weird connections,” Kaine replies, referring to Trump’s former campaign chair, who is now in prison after being convicted of financial crimes related to his international business dealings.

    “[Michael] Flynn, who is a paid tool for Russian television,” Clinton continues, referring to Trump’s onetime national security adviser and former campaign surrogate. “The way that Putin has taken over the political apparatus …” she starts to say. ........

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/01/obama-2016-trump-fascist/605488/?utm_term=2020-01-25T21%3A44%3A27&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=2020-01-25T21%3A49%3A39&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_campaign=the-atlantic


  8. Full audio: Lev Parnas audio of alleged 2018 Trump conversation

     

    A lengthy audio recording released by Joseph Bondy, attorney for Lev Parnas, appears to show a 2018 dinner at which Donald Trump interacts with donors and supporters, including Parnas.

    ........ includes what appears to be Trump asking

    how long Ukraine would last against Russia, told "without us, not very long" ,,,,,

    https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/full-audio-lev-parnas-audio-of-alleged-2018-trump-conversation-77551685766?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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  9. Endorsement: Elizabeth Warren will push an unequal America in the right direction

     
    The Register's editorial | Des Moines Register | 2 minutes ago

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    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
     
    • Many of her ideas aren't radical. They are right.

    • she must show that her vision will lift people up rather than divide them.

    • She cares about people, and she will use her seemingly endless energy and passion to fight for them.

    • The outstanding caliber of Democratic candidates makes it difficult to choose just one

    "........Warren’s competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Oval Office. 

    She is a thinker, a policy wonk and a hard worker. She remembers her own family’s struggles to make ends meet and her own desperation as a working mother needing child care.

    She cares about people, and she will use her seemingly endless energy and passion to fight for them. 

    At this moment, when the very fabric of American life is at stake, Elizabeth Warren is the president this nation needs."

    https://amp.desmoinesregister.com/amp/4562157002?__twitter_impression=true

    :)


  10. Trump defends Sanders, stoking Democratic divisions

    Politics Jan 25, 2020 3:00 PM EST

    WASHINGTON — As tensions between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren rose earlier this month, Sanders found himself with an unusual ally: President Donald Trump.

    During a raucous campaign rally in which Trump critiqued some of his Democratic challengers, the president launched into an unprompted defense of Sanders...........

    Trump is taking a page out of his own playbook from the election four years ago and betting that the Democratic divisions that helped him win the White House are even deeper now. ......

     

    Though Trump and Sanders are at odds on most major issues, they have some striking similarities. Both rose to political prominence without the backing of their parties’ establishment, but now wield significant influence over those parties’ policy positions. Both men have forged visceral connections with lower income voters, in part by pledging to revamp trade policies they say have hurt American workers. ........

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-defends-sanders-stoking-democratic-divisions

    -_-

     

     


  11. Sat., 1-25 for                                  Noir Alley..........

    12:00 AM
    B/W - 92 m

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    Synopsis:
    DirCyril Endfield CastFrank Lovejoy , Kathleen Ryan , Richard Carlson .

    Film critic Dennis Schwartz liked the film and discussed the political and social aspects of the film. He wrote, "Endfield's social consciousness film hits hard at uncontrolled violence in small-town America in much the same way as did Fritz Lang's Fury (also based on the same factual episode). Soon after making this film, the director was blacklisted because of his leftist positions on social and political issues. It's a superb characterization of America's thirst for crime and violence; one of the most powerful statements ever from a Hollywood film about the class divide in America and the yellow rag press that incites the public with poisonous newspaper coverage to sell papers. It calls attention to something about the 'cowboy attitude' in Americans that they don't like to acknowledge about themselves, but Europeans are quite aware of ..........."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Fury_(film)

    -(beware Spoilers)  <_<

     
     
     

    LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
     

    😧 Cyril Endfield. Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges, Katherine Locke, Adele Jergens, Renzo Cesara.

    Husband and father Lovejoy can't find a job, so he reluctantly helps slick Bridges in a series of robberies . . . but he isn't prepared for kidnapping and murder. Very impressive independent film noir indicts yellow journalism and lynch-mob violence, but doesn't let the criminals off the hook. Based on a true story that took place in California during the 1930s. Deserves to be better known. Originally shown as THE SOUND OF FURY.

     
     

  12.  
    Wait... they have 24 hours to work with, and they're giving up after 150 minutes?
     
    I mean, I know they're coming back Monday, but they had EIGHT HOURS allotted for their defense today, and we just got 150 MINUTES.
     
    There's no way around that fact.
    11:13 AM · Jan 25, 2020
     
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    When the facts are against you, argue the law.
    When the law is against you, argue the facts.
    When the facts and the law are against you, just shut it down
     
    because you've already threatened to put the jurors #HeadsOnAPike
    :rolleyes:
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