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Everything posted by ElCid

  1. History is always rewritten - over and over and over. It is one thing that keeps the historical research and book industry in business. The history of the Civil War and the periods before and after have been rewritten many times in past few decades. Just one example is the views of Robert E. Lee. The victors write the history is a very old and very accurate adage. The victories may be in war, but are also in politics and popular culture shifts as we are having today.
  2. South Carolina, which voted overwhelmingly for Trump and increased number of Republicans in S.C. house and senate, is receiving over $3.8 BILLION under the American Rescue Plan. The four northwestern counties alone, most Republican in state, will receive over $337 million. There are 46 counties in the state.
  3. I did not perceive the Norma Rae post at all as being satire and don't get the connection. It is just a silly post.
  4. I think you took Sepiatone's post too literally. I believe the comment meant that GWTW is a romantic movie based on a romantic novel. The movie itself is much more romanticized than the book. It basically centers on the relationships between Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley and Melanie and a few others. It is about the fall of the Southern way of life and the rising of new types of people and how it affected the main characters. Slavery is there, but not as an issue, nor is how they treated blacks. Have you ever read the book?
  5. What is significance of the sad icon? Is it sad that Norma Rae worked in a textile mill or sad that you do not remember the movie?
  6. You need to watch the movie again. Norma Rae did not pick cotton; she worked in a textile mill.
  7. I doubt it is "the most sweeping contraction of ballot access since the end of Reconstruction." Maybe since the end of the Jim Crow era. Of course, many of these new laws are in non-Southern states, but historically states in the North, Mid-West and West also discriminated against minorities.
  8. I wasn't going to to respond, but I am confused. Your posts on the GWTW thread in Off Topics seems to condone and even support TCM having a panel to explain to us what is wrong with the movie. Then your above posts seems to say they should not be doing it.
  9. How does Abramson know what was going on in the WH as it relates to the dogs? How was their treatment different from what they experienced before? Why was it "basically an impossible situation?" We have a rescue dog and several rescue cats.
  10. Gov McMaster, Big Trump supporter, of S.C. is cancelling all state mandates for masks, social distancing, closing certain types of businesses, etc. This is based on vaccines being available, although S.C. continues to have one of highest positivity testing rates in nation and lowest vaccination rates. Schools will be permitted to reopen and all state employees who were working remotely will have to come back to their regular work locations. Southwest Airlines is beginning to have flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for tourists. Expect a surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths by May.
  11. Another reason why the Dems need to end the Fillibuster rule. It is unfortunate, but it what the GOPers will do if they have the opportunity - they did it under Trump.
  12. Not really, but it is one of the things that the GOPers throw out there whenever the Dems control Congress and the presidency. Far too many voters take it to heart and think it is bad and therefore vote against Dems. Nobody complained while Trump, Bush, Reagan, etc. greatly expanded the deficit.
  13. Some better Republican would probably win the GOP primary, but depending on how the GOPers in GA vote in new voter suppression restrictions and gerrymandering, it could happen.
  14. I read all of Burke's first novels and enjoyed them, but then I am from the South with close ties to Louisiana. However, I quit about 10 years ago because they were simply too darn long. In addition, he started to philosophize way too much.
  15. A friend and I were in a restaurant one evening for late supper and the young waitress asked if we wanted the senior citizens discount. We were in late 40's at the time, but we being the cheep guys we are we took it.
  16. Had an employee once who got asked for ID to purchase beer and tobacco. Next place he went they asked if wanted the senior citizens discount. One reason for carding is that the business owner and employees can be fined if articles are sold to ineligible people. I would also imagine that undercover people may even observe to see if everyone is asked for ID - no matter how old they are. I went to grocery store today and purchased a six pack of beer and was not asked for ID. Because of the white hair? Or, because it was non-alcoholic beer, which actually is 0.5% alcohol? Out of all the
  17. It is sort of like TCM is trying to come up with a solution to a problem that does not exist. Not saying racism and other forms of discrimination are not problems, but rather having to explain it to people today. Everybody either knows it is (was) wrong or will never accept that it is (was) wrong.
  18. As I have mentioned before StarzEncore does this for many Westerns that it shows. Along with MA, V, etc. at beginning of movies, they also have OCD - Outdated Cultural Depictions. TCM could do something similar or maybe with a few sentences as to why it is OCD (or whatever they want to call it). No need for people to explain to the viewers and create all this turmoil.
  19. I agree with everything except the last sentence. So far, the Democrats are doing things that majority of people actually want. There are proposals from the progressives, but they have not passed and doubtful they ever will. Trump lost the election all by himself. He is 100% responsible for losing. That is why he lost and so many GOPers won their races. The ones the GOPers lost were primarily because of things Trump said.
  20. You are wrong for most states. S.C. requires a photo ID to vote even if you have a state issued voter registration card. I think most states also require photo ID and allowable types are very restrictive. One difference in the examples you show above is that voters have already provided appropriate identification and registered to vote with the appropriate agency in their state. The people above have not registered anywhere.
  21. I hope this ends his presidential or senatorial aspirations. Don't know that much about him, but I really don't like the way he talked or presented himself during all the daily COVIC-19 briefings he gave.
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