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Everything posted by jamesjazzguitar

  1. Uh, any investigation is going to discover that there was no crime. No cover-up. Much-ado-about-next-to-nothing. THAT works in Biden favor instead of the rumors that these things did occur. But I clearly understand why that would be beyond you.
  2. Clearly Hunter Biden wasn't qualified for the job and there was a conflict of interest. This is a bozo move by the Bidens but it isn't a crime. E.g. there is zero evidence or even any creditable claims that anyone in Ukraine received any type of benefits from said conflict. An investigation could work in Joe Biden's favor IF it was completed prior to the election, but of course it won't be; (which works in Trump's favor).
  3. I agree, Anna May Wong is wonderful, period. I really need to watch more of her films but I"m glad that TCM showed the ones that they did.
  4. I agree that one shouldn't throw out actual numbers. I'm working with CDC guidelines on a Covid-19 study in the field I'm in and I made a similar point to my management; The CDC stats are based on many assumptions. But at least the CDC is very transparent about what those assumptions are. E.g. one could reasonable say that few people die OF Covid-19; The vast majority die due to complication (acute respiratory illnesses) that Covid-19 exasperated. One thing the CDC is doing is comparing the number of deaths of acute respiratory illnesses over a time-period BEFORE and AFTER January 2020. AFTER, there is clearly an increase in deaths. But one can't say definitively that these are due to Covid-19. Anyone being too specific isn't being scientific. Why would anyone wish to be like that moron Trump: someone that doesn't understand science and lies and exaggerates, for political purposes, 24 \ 7.
  5. Another example is Bogie in The Big Sleep when he shoots down Lash Canino, hired man of Eddie Mars. Bogie uses Bacall to get Canino to empty his gun, then says 'over here Canino' and shoots Canino dead. Director Howard Hawks had to meet with some of the censors and explain why this was moral justice for how Canino poisoned the little man Jones. Clearly Hawks succeeded.
  6. My favorite bass player is N.H.O.P; here he is at the age of 19. He has been the backbone for some of my favorite jazz recordings since the 80s.
  7. She has only been the Governor since January 1st 2019. I don't see how one can really say she should have fixed the dams in the first place. She has been a state representative and Senator for a long time: If there were bills to fix these dams that she didn't vote for maybe that could be held against her. Also, Trump is saying he will withhold funds to the state due to the move to vote-by-mail. I would assume that would upset more Michigan voters than any lack of action taken by the governor over dams. I.e. I can't see the selection of Whitmir hurting Biden in the state verses her helping Biden. But hey a .23% margin makes it anyone's game!! PS: Oh, and welcome back. I hope you were not in a VA hospital. With Trump and this admin and their understanding of medical care you might have been subject to bloodletting.
  8. I don't see how Out of the Past qualifies for this thread; If I recall the hood had his gun out. It is legal to prevent someone from murdering someone else, and that is clearly what the 'kid' was trying to do. (and he would have told the police,,, but, well,,,,, ). Prime examples are in two E.G. Robinson films, The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse - Eddie poisons Bogie but gets off with an insane, comedic insanity defense (as written by John Huston). (I see that AllHolly beat me to the punch there). Scarlet-Street; Here one can say Eddie gets away with TWO murders; The Dan Duryea is convicted and sent to the gas chamber for a murder Eddie committed, and Eddie gets off. His only punishment is a life of guilt, instead of a life in prison!
  9. Good point; Politics still is mostly 'local' even in this age of Trump (ah,, age of Trump,, that is making me gag, so lets end it!!!).
  10. Note that Clinton won Minnesota by only 1.5%. Amy would help ensure that state stays with Biden. Yes, Amy can be boring but as Swithin said I believe that is what many Americans are looking for. We had way too much excitement with the current administration. In addition Pence is also boring so maybe that has set an expectation for a V.P. Clinton won Illinois, Duckworth's state by 5.83% so Biden should retain that one. Harris and Warren would drag down the ticket in the battleground states. E.g. Warren couldn't even win her home state in the Dem primary, and of course Harris is from CA, which Biden will win in a landslide, and as Swithin noted Harris really melted down and vastly under performed when the spotlight was too bright. Thus I would still recommend Governor Whitmer since Trump won Michigan by only .23%. All Biden needs to win is to retain the states Clinton won and pick up Michigan and one other state like PA or FL, which is very doable.
  11. Yea, most of them I have seen, but I'll be watching The Man I Love with Ida Lupino and my gal Martha Vickers. (10 PM PDT).
  12. I would like to see Blanche Fury; Granger did the film just over a year before he signed with MGM and made a string of fine adventure period films. As for Valerie Hobson; Not very familiar with her work other then some of her films for Universal like Bride of Frankenstein and Werewolf of London.
  13. Not sure what Obama's two prior elections, or Clinton's failure, has to do with this; Yes, the Dem party did run a 'black man' (really half-a-black-man), AND that lead to a historically high black voter turnout. In fact one can say that illustrates my concern; black voters turnout is only strong when the ticket is lead by someone that is black. Also what do you mean by 'best bet'? Best for what? (BTW I was pulling for Klobachar as the Presidential candidate). As for 'vote based on candidate's policies,,,,,'. Well of course that is the HOPE, but it isn't clear, even with what should be obvious about Trump, that that will be the case. E.g. the Bernie Bros and followers of A.O.C.; I'm still finding way to many that are so bitter that they will be either voting for Trump or sitting it out, just to stick it to the DNC and the Dem party establishment in general. I have seen comments from people-of-color advocates with a similar POV; E.g. will Anita Hill campaign for Joe Biden?
  14. Yea, I understood this already. What's the point????,,,, , so the USA might as well have Trump as President. I find that POV crazy and misguided. Hopefully just enough Bernie Bros can be convinced that Biden is clearly the so called lesser evil. As for you; again, I understand your POV and I see there is no chance you can be turned around. But thanks for putting it out there.
  15. Trump shouldn't need Obamagate to win re-election. He can run on that stellar record of his and all of his accomplishments. Oh, wait,,, yea,,,,,, he is better off focusing on Obamagate.
  16. Yea, even some of the hosts at Fox have turned on Trump. OMG!!! That dang Neil Cavuto; what's up with that guy telling the truth about Trump being a moron.
  17. In my mind she is the front runner to be Biden's V.P. candidate. Only problem is will people-of-color get out an vote for an all-white-ticket? Polling data suggest that this will be a problem due to the Dems party over-reliance on identity politics. Of course that shouldn't happen given all the disrespect Trump has shown people-of-color but sadly their record of getting out and voting isn't as strong as whites, especially conservatives.
  18. Hopefully these people adopting pets are able to pay their rent.
  19. Makes sense to me but in that regard Pence has more experience as a leader than most of the Dems Biden is considering for V.P. While I'm firming no fan of Pence and his politics sadly that is true and both Trump and Biden are old enough where it could be necessary for the VP to step in, if necessary. To me Biden has to go with a Governor and right now Whitmer is looking like one of the best options. Michigan is also a state that Trump barely won and that Biden needs, in order to win the EC. But can the Dems rally the people-of-color citizen to get-out-and-vote, with an all white ticket?
  20. If I was placing a bet on if Trump was lying or not about taking HYDROX, I would take the he-is-lying bet. I wouldn't even expect even odds.
  21. Stacy Abrams would mainly be a feel-good choice for black dems but I just don't see her helping much in the 6 or so key battle ground states Trump won by < 3% in 2016. One would hope that black Americans would come out and vote for Biden regardless of who his V.P. is but sadly current polling doesn't show that (as well as polling of Latinos). Since Biden already does well with black voters , if the main 'purpose' of a V.P. is to rally voters that 'look like them',,, then logic say go with a Latino women since they are the larger minority in 2020 (for the first time), over blacks.
  22. Thanks for the reply. I believe we have a common understanding; If I implied that Cuomo as a Governor was one was the worst of the bunch (and I can see how that could be assumed), that was my error. Cuomo showed much more leadership than most of the GOP Governors and, NY and especially NYC, was going to be a hot-spot that no leader could have anticipated or addressed. Maybe being in CA, and especially the county of Orange, with over 3 million residences, < 5,000 confirmed cases and < 100 deaths, has made me too much of a Newsom 'homer'.
  23. Since Cuomo knew the above he should have put in stay-at-home orders prior to the CA Governor. As you note CA is different E.g. more spread out (even Los Angeles). CA's Governor knew this but still put in place stay-at-home orders prior to the State of NY. Cuomo made mistakes. Oh, and if Cuomo listen to our believe Trump and his admin, that makes him even a bigger fool. Newsom knew that Trump was a serial liar, discussed the issue with his own health care experts, and again, took action before Cuomo. Note that I'm not comparing Trump and his admin handling to Cuomo and his admin. I guess those with stage 4 TDS can't understand that since everything in life resolves around Trump.
  24. Now that is one of the funnies lines I have seen at this forum in months. Thanks!
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