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JamesJazGuitar

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  1. Uh, Cid I was talking about changing the current US immigration system to be more like the Canadian system. They use a points system were the most points are rewarded for language skills, then education level, a employer sponsor, and at the end of the list, family ties.
  2. Looks like you wish to be kind to mother (ha ha); But really Bondi's mother was so bitter, mean, uncaring, etc... that when she slaps Parker I wanted Travers to sock the old bag in the choppers! What I did like was the transparently shown in the various relationships; Travers didn't appear to love his wife anymore than I did but since there were younger children wasn't going to divorce her. The older sister behavior was selfish but also bold, but I did find her transformation somewhat phony.
  3. The above is why we need an immigration system like Canada has, where being able to be fluent in the local language is a requirement. We don't need immigrants with little schooling and lacking necessary critical thinking skills. The USA has too many of those already as we see with the MAGA crowd. Also, CA and local officials have spend millions in trying to get the message out; e.g. they have many get-vaccinated ads on these Spanish language stations.
  4. Actually????? In what context? If illegal immigrants and Latino immigrants in So Cal are watching right-wing leaning Spanish-language networks they are even more stupid than I implied. Don't you view white people that do that as deporable?
  5. I just saw a poll that indicates that GOPers that don't support Trump (e.g. indicated they would vote for someone other-than-Trump in the 2024 GOP primary) would still vote for a GOPer for the House in 2022. They don't wish to give Dems more power even if they agree that Trump was a disaster. Instead they wish to support the GOP with the misguided hope that Trump can be defeated in the GOP primary or that by the Dem running against him. Fools? Yea, very likely these GOPers are, but this is just another example of how Trump has messed with the GOP.
  6. I doubt that in 2022 Pelosi would run, win and then retire if the Dems lose the House. That would upset a lot of the local progressive S.F. pols who have been waiting for over a decade for her to retire so they could have a real Dem primary in her S.F. district.
  7. Here in So Cal the L.A. Times just released stats that say the largest numbers of unvaccinated are the "undocumented", and next black Americans. (e.g. only 27% of Latinos are vaccinated) There was one report in a Spanish language network that the vaccine changes one's sexuality and how much the overall Latino population is homophobic. I agree that mass stupidity shouldn't be a choice but CA state and local officials are implying it is when the stupid are illegal immigrants, and black. Initially they tried to blame this on lack of access for these people, but after spend
  8. Have you see the Gary Cooper film Along Came Jones this is a western comedy and it has all the element of a classic western but done with a wink. Dan Duryea plays the heavy (the only one to play it 100% straight).
  9. A heads up for Dems; GOP is likely to re-take the House in 2024. The only question I have is will Pelosi run again or will she retire.
  10. Big fan of Eleanor Parker but only fairly recently when she was SOTM. She started out at Warner Bros the studio that didn't feature actresses, other than Davis and later Crawford, very well (verses their male stars), so Parker was competing for roles with the other actresses at WB like DeHavilland, Lupino, and Alexis Smith. Parker made some good films for the studio in the 40s but the 50s were her decade and she really excelled in all type of roles. She had a sophisticated screen persona but she could play sexy and dangerous like her role in Scaramouche.
  11. My top 4 favorites are Davis, Stanwyck, DeHaviland and then Arthur.
  12. There is no such thing as "the Academy" as if this is one entity - instead it is groups of various individuals; E.g. different people vote in each Oscar category.
  13. I'm not sure I'm following you here; are you saying that GOP members in Congress believe this committee increases the odds the GOP will win control of the House in 2022? I ask because "the more likely" part is confusing me.
  14. I'm a big fan of Gil Melle and his music, both as a composer and as a musician. Melle did some recordings for Blue Note in the 50s and featured one of my favorite guitarist, Tal Farlow.
  15. My choices are all very conventional "A" production choices: The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, Laura, Out of the Past and The Big Heat.
  16. I assume the reason was mostly marketing related.
  17. Thanks for the tip; I haven't seen either of these films so for me they are premiere films and that is refreshing. EDITED: I have seen Beauty For the Asking. I believe TCM showed the film just within the last 2 - 3 months and that is when I saw it.
  18. There is no "new rule" going on here with this name change since they did this because they wanted to and not because of pressure from activist groups; They didn't wish to be associated with the term "Dixie". Thus I see nothing to mock here.
  19. I do find it sad that most of the very-anti-Trumpers at this forum are now acting the same way the Trumpers acted when Trump was President, with regards to Biden. This reminded me of what Trump said about being able to shoot someone and his loyal followers would still love him. These silly, misguided, ignorant followers couldn't see that Trump was insulting him. That he was basically saying "you are such fools I can do anything and you will still be loyal to me!". Now I see the same from the Biden "fans" here. I voted for Biden and would never vote for Trump, but come on
  20. I assume you're talking about Zuckerberg; what does he deserve? None of these sites is creating that content so many people appear to disapprove of. They are only providing a forum for it. E.g. if I called someone on my Google phone discussing plans to murder someone and I do murder someone, what responsibility for the crime does Google have? Come on folks; you know the answer is NONE. The Dems on these committees all talk about how they are going to create regulation. Ok, stop talking and do so! BUT that is just BS since they can't get that done and much of the
  21. Watched Il Posto last night on TCM. While my wife, who grew up in Italy had heard of the film she had never seen it. There was a lot to like about the film despite the storyline really not going anywhere (well expect in one-direction related to the title). My favorite part was when the two leads were just getting to know he other. This came of as really genuine. I also feel the actress Loredana Detto gave a great performance (as well as being well directed). Her "I'm interested,,, but" way of how she interacted with the young man very refreshing.
  22. I would like to see this film especially since I'm a fan of the two leading ladies, Lynn Bari and Cathy O'Donnell, but I do wonder about the performance of Turhan Bey. Based on what I have seen, he is often the weakest actor in a film.
  23. Thanks for that correction. I now recall that I messed this up once before! My only excuse is that Foch's nomination was memorable because of how little on-screen time she had. Also, I have always viewed Saint's performance as deserving an Oscar nomination in the lead actress category instead of supporting given that she is one of the only females in the entire film. But still, silly me.
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