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 on: June 17, 2019, 02:02:16 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Dan
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart

Bad Times: Yeah, that was a depressing film, but I felt that it was a "movie maker's movie." You know - like I'm sure the critics loved it. It was ... fine.

Booksmart: I know quite a few people on here have seen this already, but HOLY SMOKES that was fun. I really like it. In fact, I was thinking about how absolutely great the music was ... and then I saw the credit "Music by: Dan The Automator" and I was like, "duh! Of course the music was amazing!" It makes me want to say that all former WOXY listeners should see this film just for the fantastic use of the music. So good! I also enjoyed the laughs, the characters, and the general set up. I mean, I couldn't relate to anyone really but I still was in for the ride so that's really saying something. I look forward to watching this again someday to just enjoy the jokes again. AND THE MUSIC.

 on: June 17, 2019, 01:19:42 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Zafer Kaya
McCarthy is saying he would pass a bill because knows he will never have to worry about it.  The Democrats in the House can introduce a bill and pass it regardless of what he thinks, and the Senate will kill it, regardless of what Democrats think.

What it amounts to is a defense of Trump.  Basically "Trump did nothing wrong and he didn't say anything wrong in that interview, and he would never do anything wrong.  And you can trust me because I would totally vote for this hypothetical bill that will never happen.  So I'm totally not biased.  Not at all.  I vote with Trump 98.4% of the time, because that's just how honest and good and smart he is!" 

Enlisted military are mostly Trump's base.  They're fully in the cult.  They either won't find out about Warner's bill because they won't talk about it on the right wing sights, or if they find out about it they will refuse to believe it, and if they believe it, they won't care because they elected Trump to break the rules.

I mean, I don't know.  There's not a whole lot to be gleaned by "Why would Trump/GOP take this obviously corrupt and stupid stance that hurts their own voters?"  It's pretty hard to explain why anyone still sticks with Trump, regardless of political beliefs.  Even if I were crazy right wing, I'd be on Ann Coulter's side pointing out that Trump talks a big game but really hasn't been all that effective at doing much.

If you were concerned with foreign influence the meeting Trump had with Putin plus the number of his close advisors during the campaign who are going to jail should have made you already abandoned him.  If you have stuck with Trump this whole time, its kind of hard to see why you would change your mind now when you've already gone all in and doubled down like 300 times.

I think that all these things do chip away at the support or at least the enthusiasm.  And Trump did not win by a whole lot, so it wouldn't take much.  OTOH, his approval rating just doesn't move from the 41-43% range.  It's remarkable how consistent it is.  So things which should cost him 10 points cost him .001 points.  It takes a lot of .001's to add up to enough change to make even a small difference.

 on: June 17, 2019, 10:22:40 AM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Markalot
And yea, wow.  In looking for that article all I can find is the block of the Warner bill in the senate.   I missed that news completely.

So yea, crazies.

I think it does long term harm, I really do.  A lot of their voters have fought, or were stationed to fight these foreign powers, I just can't imagine this sitting well with them.  At the same time this group is not going to protest much in the media so we won't know until the election takes place.   

It also seems like blocking this bill is going to make a great ad for the dems.  What am I missing?

 on: June 17, 2019, 08:54:15 AM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Markalot
The interview I watched was with the house minority leader, a republican, who said he would pass it.  You sure we're talking about the same thing?

 on: June 16, 2019, 11:47:06 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Zafer Kaya
Why not?

Because they already tried it and Blackburn killed it.  And they needed unanimous consent because McConnell has already said he will not let any normal bill even get a floor vote.  It will never even get out of committee.

Trump would 100% veto the bill you propose, but he will never have to because the Senate will kill them all. 
There is only support in the House, and only because Dems have the majority.  The House GOP is even more batshit insane than the Senate. 

The ENTIRE GOP is crooked.  It's not just Trump.  It's not just Congress.  It's just about every pundit, too, including the nevertrumpers.  The right is rotten to the core.  You need to start all over from scratch to fix it.  Not just pass a couple bills to try and contain Trump.  The problem is much, much deeper than Trump.  He's just a symptom.

 on: June 16, 2019, 11:40:55 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by euro60
I caught most of tonite's "30 Hours with President Trump" special on ABC, where George Stephanopoulos hung out with Trump for 30 hrs. It was insightful to see how Trump is so much into his own universe, pretty much like a psychopath who believes his own lies to be true. I thought Stephanopoulos did a pretty good job in pushing back on a number of things, which of course Trump immediately dismisses as "fake news" (such as recent polls showing Biden leading vs. Trump). It is clear that Trump backers are going to believe whatever they want to believe. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

 on: June 16, 2019, 11:32:36 PM 
Started by euro60 - Last post by euro60
The Reds are as of today 7 games under .500 and tied for last place, although the "least worst" team that is in last place. Does that give me any comfort? None.

Case in point: I'm slated to host our firm's corporate suite at GABP with clients on Sunday, June 30 (yes, only 2 weeks from today) As of now, I have NOT A SINGLE CLIENT that I have invited (and I have invited many) to attend the game. I mean, I'm getting desperate now. ZK, you wanna come up from Richmond and attend? I'm sure I could call you a "potential client" or some such, Yea, it's that bad. And mind you, it's the only suite game I am hosting this year (cutting down from 2 last year, and 3 or 4 in the years before).

I see ZERO interest among our clients to attend a Reds game, in a corporate suite no less, with free food and unlimited drinks. What does that tell you? <sigh>

 on: June 16, 2019, 11:23:17 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by euro60

For Godís sake people, stop making the ridiculous argument that the women should be paid as much or more than the men because they are performing better. 
Agreed 100 percent. This current sentiment is of course PC run amok. I care about women's soccer only when it's the World Cup or the Olympic Games. That 3 weeks, 2 years out of 4 years.

 on: June 16, 2019, 10:52:28 PM 
Started by MissKitty - Last post by daytime drinking
1-  i'm a stranger here myself- bill bryson
2- oh crap!  Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right- jamie glowacki
3- sideshow usa: freaks and the american cultural imagination-  rachel adams
4- bhagavad gita- translated and commentary by ac bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada
5-lord of light- roger zelazny
6- uncle's dream- dostoyevsky

7- infinite jest- david foster wallace- what the fuck?  am i left, hanging?  coulda gone for about a hundred more pages.  words fail me

 on: June 16, 2019, 05:08:33 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Markalot
You're angered by the fact that the left and the media aren't attacking Trump the way you would like him attacked.  You blew it by allowing this to happen to your party, and now you're trying to make the left do what you want.  Sorry, no sale.

At some point you misunderstood what I said.  Forget the left, just the media here.   I think it would go a long way for them to report what Trump is doing and if we have laws ion the books vs if we don't.  Many times we go days with a Trump did so and so which broke the law ... and then, just as you said above, we start hearing 'probably' illegal ... and then woops, actually, there is no law.   

For the contact with a foreign official issue I say let's pass a law.  So what if Trump vetos it.  He won't, but it appears there's enough support in the house and senate to pass this.   Why not?

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