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Everything posted by JamesJazGuitar

  1. Lack of medical care in rural areas is a fact and therefore compounds the problem associated with low vaccination rates. E.g. I worked on a study of all 50 states related to Workers Comp and access to medical care: We derived the percentage of medical services claimants received within the state and out of state: South Carolina was ranked #1 with regards to the out-of-state service percentage. A majority of the medical services were performed outside of SC. More SC claimants received medical services in either North Carolina or Georgia than they did in SC. For complex me
  2. Well a shutdown was avoided; I don't know if one can say that either the GOP or Dems "blinked".
  3. Wouldn't the Dems need 60 Senators to avoid a filibuster in order to pass the "human infrastructure bill" in the Senate? I ask because I don't think there are 10 GOP Senators that would support this bill unless the total cost is reduced even lower than that 1.5 Trillion Manchin said he would support.
  4. Note that Hell Bound was produced by Howard W. Koch; He was a producer and director working mainly for United Artist and during the 50s was associated with some films that are similar (in some ways) to Hell Bound; He directed and produced Shield for Murder (1954) with Edmund O'Brien and Mara English (with Carolyn Jones as Girl-at-the-bar) and , Big House USA (1955) with Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker and an up-and-coming Charles Bronson: He directed The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) with Mamie Van Doran and Ann Bancroft, and Untamed Youth (1957) again with Van Doran and Lo
  5. Isn't that Yvonne Craig, who was Batgirl? I'm trying to find a film that she did with Tommy Kirk but I can't find one and as far as I can tell, Kirk never was on the Batman T.V. show.
  6. Yes, it is a good thing, but I did notice that as well. I like this thread because the music being posted is all over the "map".
  7. I enjoyed the films Tommy Kirk made with Deborah Walley; I think they had good chemistry. Silly movies, but I liked them The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini had Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone, so it couldn't be that bad.
  8. True. It is more about how they complain. Often, like we see here, the complainer is misinformed and way over the top.
  9. A Medieval film night is a good idea, but I don't know if I would wait over 12 years to get my wish!
  10. Yea, he saw an opinion or two that he didn't agree with and just went off.
  11. I like the Ekberg noir film Screaming Mimi (1958). The setting is a jazz club owned by Gypsy Rose Lee, that features dancing and Ekbreg is one of the dancers. A few first rate jazz performances.
  12. No and Eddie's responses implied he didn't wish for there to be any. Eddie did clarity a few of the bogus assumptions that this member made; E.g. that Eddie doesn't love films in general and only noir and even with noir, he wasn't very knowledgeable. Eddie didn't come off as defensive, but instead made that member look foolish.
  13. I don't see where the title of the thread was necessary: poor eddie muller is hellbound. Ok, I see the pun, but that type of negativity is over-the-top to me. Then the posters goes on with the assumption he knows what Muller was really feeling; NOT. I.e. none of us have a clue with regards to that. So yea, definitely seems trollish sound on-target.
  14. We also have common ground with Mr. Blanding; The film is tedious in that it is mostly a one-joke comedy. Also I find the best performance to be by Melvyn Douglas. The film has it moments (what film wouldn't with the sheer talent and comic ability of Grant and Loy), but it isn't one of my favorite Grant or Loy films. They made a much better team in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. I'm curious about your feelings of early Loy films where she plays a negative character: E.g. The Animal Kingdom with Leslie Howard and Ann Harding. Loy gives a solid performance in the film,
  15. A common complaint is that TCM shows certain films way-too-often, too many from the main studios of Warner, MGM and RKO, too much focus on star actors and directors and their big-budget films, and that generally, TCM should open up their rotation. Eddie does that here with Hellbound; A United Artist, low budget film with no big name actors (other than maybe Whitman, who was just starting to make somewhat of a name for himself when this film was made). I guess my overall point is there is no pleasing of all-the-people-all-the-time.
  16. I would never put you on ignore since I enjoy your comments and insight. But newbies may not understand your style of posting; The user you replied to had posted only around 14 post. Thus saying "As for the songs, they're fantastic. If you don't like them, you clearly don't appreciate good song-writing. I know this sounds personal and insulting, that's not my intention", might come off as an insult to such a newbie, regardless of your intention. But don't change your style. As Bogie said to your avatar buddy, Joel Cario, users will just have to take-it-and-like-it!
  17. At large representation clearly benefits whatever "group" is the majority. (assuming most people's primary criteria for voting is "group" association, which appears to be the case, statistically). This is why CA doesn't allow at large representation; E.g. Counties and City have to have districts and those districts need to be made where a minority "group" can have a majority. E.g. 60% of the county is white, 20% Latino, 15% Black, 5% other. Back in the 90s At-Large was leading to all white county supervisors. So 5 districts were created, with two of them with a ma
  18. You are so funny, especially in your claim that you're not passive \ aggressive. E.g. Ok, I'll back off on the point about the songs ( but you must have ears made of cement to not like the songs, -- ok, ok.....)
  19. Of course criteria can be fed into a model: the question was that should they be and if that answer is YES, then of course the pols that control a state are going to feed in other those that benefit them.
  20. Isn't it gerrymandering in both cases: E.g. doing what Texas does by purposefully not creating districts based on race or ethnic group identification, or doing what CA does all the time, purposefully creating them based on those reason. This is the debate here in CA will districts created by computer modeling; does the model need to be "trained" to recognize race \ ethnic group make-up?
  21. TCM has shown The Match King, which as you note is a really good film with William and soon to be Flynn's wife, French actress, Lili Damita. Yea, pre-code Mason films were more faithful to the novels than Production code films or the T.V. series.
  22. One of the first rock songs I learn when I was in a cover band many decades ago:
  23. As you know there are a lot of people that reject any and all black and white films. Wayne is iconic, especially to a certain segment of the population. So I could see a father with children that are teens (as well as their grandfather) wanting to expose them to Wayne films and the films being "modernized" could help in that regard. The proof of if doing so was a good idea or not, from the POV of those that did this, is only based on their sales; Did they sell more of these "new product" versions than the original one?
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