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  1. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    Good statement by Kamala. The truth is that anyone who is taking pleasure in this situation was never on the side of victims in the first place. JS is one man and his actions have nothing to do with all of the other victims who come forward to seek justice. The rise in hate crimes is terrifying.
  2. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    And what good can come from a pile on? That's one of the negatives of the 24/7 cable and internet news cycle. What he did was wrong, but to have the full weight of all these people coming down on one individual so incessantly seems like overkill. I guess on the plus side it will probably pass in a few days.
  3. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    Jussie was on the phone with his manager when the attack happened right? That makes me wonder if he was involved and it's four people who don't have one competent criminal mind between them.
  4. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    Not happy with $100, 000 K an episode??! I'm not black or gay so I'm going to keep my composure here, but damn that is some entitled thinking. Right. As if all black people in America need to answer for this. 🙄 SO rude.
  5. Juliajms

    The Politics Thread

    ^ Is there any chance Epstein pays for his crimes or is it too late?
  6. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    The fact that this was about money disgusts me. I'm not even going to say what I think of him for that. I will say that I have exactly zero sympathy for someone making $20, 000 an episode or $65,000 or whatever. That's still more money than 90% of Americans make. That is the most f*cked up reason I have ever heard for committing such a heinous breach of trust.
  7. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    Right, that was a pretty big clue that he was lying. That comment that he took advantage of the pain of racism is so sad. How many black and/or gay people felt a little less safe and a little more hated because of this act, especially vulnerable teenagers who aren't as hardened to how ugly this world can be. Yes. I've said this so many times. The whole machine is built on making you think you know these people, but we don't. MeToo proved, but the illusion is a strong one.
  8. Juliajms

    The Politics Thread

    ^ Thank god he was caught. I can only imagine how many close calls there are that we don't even hear about.
  9. Juliajms

    The Politics Thread

    😕 I suppose nothing is unbelievable anymore.
  10. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    Once I read his statement about knowing it was the Nigerian guys all along, I knew it didn't add up. I certainly took him at his word right until I read his contradictory statement. In hindsight the lies are obvious, but I didn't approach his allegations with skepticism so I believed him. And I will say admit I wrong when I said what I did about calling it an "alleged" hate crime. It just never even occurred to me that he could actually be making the whole thing up. Damn.
  11. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    ^ They might be concerned he'll hurt himself. This has to be terribly humiliating. And no, I'm not sympathizing with him, I just think surrendering for arrest could be a dangerous moment. What can she say? He made a fool out of many of us. I can't really understand why he'd make it up either.
  12. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    ^ At first I thought "too soon", but when they starting talking about the gay/trans panic defense I realized they were hitting the right notes. Funny, sad, serious all in one.
  13. Juliajms

    The Politics Thread

    ^ Wow. I've always given CNN the benefit of the doubt, but this proves what so many here have said. That network is a sellout for ratings.
  14. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    Steve Greenberg, a Chicago defense attorney, said prosecutors could also file a charge of obstruction of justice. He said it was likely, though, that Smollett would be allowed to plead to a misdemeanor, and not serve jail time. “They’re not going to ruin a guy’s life over this,” Greenberg said. “People make false reports all the time to the police. They get in a DUI, they call police and say, ‘My car was stolen.’ Ninety percent of the time, even if they’re charged with a felony, those people end up pleading to a misdemeanor.” It's kind of amazing that a person could do something like this and not get in that much trouble. Not that I think prison is the answer for something this, but at least there should be some serious community service, imo.
  15. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    If a psychiatrist says it, I will believe it. There is no other way I can wrap my head around why someone in his position would do this. He had everything to lose. It just doesn't add up unless he has a mental illness or was under the influence of narcotics. I'm not saying that means he isn't responsible. I just can't help wanting to understand the mindset.
  16. Juliajms

    GH: February 2019 Discussion Thread

    Women really love to insult their own with this stuff, but really there is little difference between now, 1989 or 1789 when it comes to women in their 40's getting pregnant naturally. It has always been possible, although the odds are against you (I did it twice). If you have not hit menopause, any doctor will tell you, you are taking a risk by not using contraception. It's also kind of insulting to women when shows have them think they are pregnant, but it's menopause, unless the women is in actual early menopause. As if women who are on the verge of menopause aren't experiencing symptoms and/or know they are nearing 50. I know that's soaps for you, but it's all the more eye roll worthy in a genre supposedly written for women.
  17. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    IDK, either would make sense given the this set up was a ruse that blamed MEGA people. Maybe they are saying that they weren't in on that part of it?
  18. Juliajms

    The Politics Thread

    That would be a classic for the ages. If someone told me even four years ago that I would be rooting for something like this to happen to an American President, I would not have believed it. I always thought democracy demanded loyal opposition.
  19. Juliajms

    The Politics Thread

    I admire your continued optimism. I've known so many people far more unhealthy (rural NY in the 80's/90's) that lived in to their 80's that I can't share it. Sure he's obese, but look around you any given day in America and he's not comparatively large, he doesn't smoke and he doesn't drink. He also has the best medical staff and facilities moments away from him, while in upstate NY people are an hour from mediocre care at best. Maybe we can hope that the rumors are true and he does coke, which weakens the heart. Maybe he really does have dementia, but I'm pretty sure he's just stupid or it's early stage. Maybe we'll just get lucky, but to quote Takeshi Kovacs, luck isn't a word I'd associate with myself. And yeah, I went in to morbid detail in this post, but I've spent a good deal of time fantasizing about this topic.
  20. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    ^ Yeah, I believe Fox too, but that makes it all the more befuddling as to Jussie's motive. Was his manager in on this? The hubris of thinking you can outsmart Chicago PD amazes me. Sure, many of us don't trust the police right now, but that does not mean that detectives in a city like Chicago are easily fooled. And like RG this will not stop me from believing the next victim. It's a lot like women who make a false rape report. It does hurt all women when that happens, but the vast majority of victims are telling the truth. People who have posted with me a long time know that I tend to consider mental health as a defense for people quite often. I do think that might be an issue here, but if it was actually planned with his manager, I don't know. At the very least he knew what he was doing was wrong and had a plan to falsely accuse. I'm really stunned that someone in his position would do this, but maybe there is more to the story.
  21. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    I just don't understand why he would do it. His statement didn't make sense though, I admit that. The part where he said he would be believed if he weren't accusing white guys, but then the "suspects" are black men that he knew? And he said he always knew it was them...what?😔 Fox seems to be denying that he was going to be written out, so I don't know. This is all very odd.
  22. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    ^ I'm with you. It's not clear what happened, but I wish these media outlets hadn't put out that hoax story until the facts emerge.
  23. Juliajms

    Empire: Discussion Thread

    This is really sad. First he was attacked and now these rumors are all over the internet smearing him.
  24. Juliajms

    The Politics Thread

    🤣 Got to love her. https://twitter.com/politico/status/1096153922228703233
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