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  1. 2 hours ago, marceline said:


    You know the more I see the insanity coming from people trying to "push the party left" the more I'm ready for Biden.

    Yeah, me too. It's more the general instability for me, but both combined have me running to what I feel sure is a return to sanity and the status quo.

    11 minutes ago, JaneAusten said:

    I'm not a Biden fan but this makes me inch more towards steady leadership. And the only reason he's doing it is because of Netanyahu's election. I wonder about Israel when he's likely do be re-elected after being indicted in the bribery scandal.

    I'm never quite sure what Trump's agenda is on this topic.  Another area where I miss the status quo. Granted it has never brought the region closer to peace, but at least it wasn't making the conflict worse.  I guess we can hope Syria (or should I just say Assad) is to weak to respond.

  2. Yes, let's up the intensity of this conflict and our part in it. I come around to Biden more by the day. By all means, let's have the establishment.



    5 minutes ago, marceline said:


    My understanding is that some of Bevin's nine kids were foster children so basically this lunatic took kids who were already victims of bad circumstances and chose to abuse them some more. 

    This should not be allowed.  The state should be making sure that all foster children are vaccinated.  I just can't believe this insanity.

  3. 51 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:


    Netflix is trying to pull an Amazon, in terms of trying to gobble up market share but entertainment is not like warehousing stuff to sell, so we'll see how/whether this strategy works. I have my own ideas on the matter but I'm just going to observe for now to see what becomes of all this.

    And taking on loads of debt to do it.  I like Netflix well enough. I think they've made some pretty good original shows and they have given a platform to a more diverse group of people. They are the ones who gave Sense 8 and One Day at a Time a chance after all, but I have doubts about the business model. I'm guessing they are going to have to raise the subscription fee substantially in the coming years.

  4. This continues to be a terrible national shame. 


    2 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:


    Some of tweets of Briahna Joy Gray and David Sirota are being exposed and it is not a good look.  At all.


    The place where the far left and the right meet is very ugly.  We have to rid ourselves of extremists in power if we can.   I still marvel that I ever thought the internet would ever be an unequivocal force for good.  In the wrong hands it's a WMD.

  5. 31 minutes ago, SoapDope said:

    I saw a thing recently where John Stamos was asked about who was the biggest prick he had ever worked with and he said Rick Springfield on GH. He said "He wasn't the nicest to me"......LOL

    Wow. That really surprises me.  Not that it should.  Nothing should surprise when it comes to celebrities at this point, but I had always pegged RS for a nice guy.  Maybe because he always gives his all when he sings "Jessie's Girl". In his place I'd be rolling my eyes and needing a few drinks to get through it after all of these years.  I took it to mean he wasn't a diva.

  6. 2 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:



    Unfortunately, Rush Limbaugh got there already.  Yesterday, against my better judgement, I decided to see why Limbaugh was trending.  Apparently, he is trying to float the conspiracy theory that the mosques shootings are part of some leftist plot to get people to blame right-wingers.  How this man could keep any kind of following is beyond me, he is truly disgusting.

    That is insane.  Anything for money, I guess.  Some people really will believe anything as long as it confirms their bias. It's disturbing to say the least.

  7. 2 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:


    Sadly, the death total is now 50.:(

    I wonder how survivors and family members manage to go on in these situations?  One of the most enraging aspects is that there can be no true justice.  One person took 50 lives that he had no right to even touch. Nothing can balances those scales.  I guess next up are the Alex Jones types to tell us it was all a hoax. It's maddening.

  8. 2 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:


    I now understand that the woman who confronted Chelsea was wearing a Bernie Sanders T-shirt.  Well, that explains everything.


    Sadly, I now realize that America has become so desensitized to carnage, especially carnage wrought by gun violence that there is no longer any genuine recognition of the dead and the victims of mass gun violence.  It's just straight to which campaign can best capitalize from verbal spats.  No respect for the dead and dying or even those who cling to life to try to recover as best as they can from tragedy.  Not much thought going into the cause and effects of these heinous acts.  Just more feuding.

    I know what you mean. I think it's easier to feud than to stop and really look this in the face.  49 people dead in their house of worship. All they were doing was trying to pray peacefully.  A three year old boy among the dead.  And God alone knows who is watching the video right now and being radicalized to commit a copy cat act.

  9. Coming after Chelsea is just bizarre.  She is obviously an ally to both Muslims and Jews.  The people trying to force a false dichotomy of Jew versus Muslim are the problem here. Sadly they are succeeding because the American public just isn't that sophisticated when it comes to these types of issues.  That's unfortunate because the last thing we need to do is encourage that kind of bitter feud here. We have enough problems with these violent white nationalist as it stands.

    On 3/14/2019 at 9:55 PM, DramatistDreamer said:

    Apparently, there have been multiple shootings at mosques in New Zealand. No words for how bad this is.




    And a hospital, it seems. I think I'm going to go offline.  I don't want to risk having to see that terrible video that is said to be floating around.


    If only I had seen this post last night, but somehow I missed it.  It was a sharp lesson in turning off automatic video playing on Twitter, that is for sure. 

  10. I just heard about the mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand.  Those poor people.  At first I felt almost deranged when my first thought was "this is Trump's fault".

    I feel less deranged after seeing he was named as inspiration in the manifesto.  What a nightmare.

  11. 4 hours ago, Khan said:


    Which is exactly what they did do in 2016, I think.  Berniebots didn't get their way, so they chose to take it out on the rest of the country.


    I still believe letting Bernie (and his followers) have the nomination is the best course of action for the 2020 election.  If he runs against Trump and loses, then maybe -- just maybe, even if it's just a pipe dream of mine -- but maybe, his followers (and the media) will have to accept that their guy can't win elections.  


    OTOH, if Bernie runs and actually wins, then he will HAVE to put his money where his mouth is, so to speak, and prove once and for all whether his so-called vision for this country is doable and sustainable.  Believe me, if he were to flame out as president, the rest of the country (and the world) will let him know about it. ;)

    He knows it isn't and so do most of his supporters, including me.  Not that I support him now, but I agreed with some of his ideas before things got nasty.  Hillary took on the fight for $15 and I would say that's been proven doable to some extent.  Free college though? No, this isn't that sort of country right now.  We don't seem to even want to give poor kids food or medicine, never mind college. Just like every other person running his ideas and vision will be limited by Congress, especially if the Republicans keep the Senate.


    Anyway, I'm hoping that he does not get the nomination, although I would vote for him if he does. There are just too many hard feelings there and he's vulnerable in the general election.  He's never released his taxes for one thing. God knows what's hiding there and he won't get the impunity that 45 does.  No one will.


    Plus, let's be real, he's Jewish and he lived in Israel. That may have been ok in 2016, but it surely isn't now.   You see the conspiracy nut bags out there already claiming Jews control the U.S. government and the media. Can you even imagine what would come out of the woodwork if he won the nomination?


    In my opinion it will be harder for women in 2020 as well because of the tide of hate that's risen up in the last few years. Maybe our best hope really is Biden, although that scares me too given his penchant for saying stupid $hit.  Trump does it 20 times a day, but that doesn't mean others will get a pass.

  12. 59 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

    Do people honestly need a service to "guide" them through the college application process?  Or is it looking for ways to find loopholes, legal and otherwise?  This statement rings hollow to me.


    No, but when you have unlimited funds you start letting people do everything for you. I'm not saying this person is innocent. Just that it wouldn't surprise me that rich people hire others to coordinate the college application process.

    6 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

    I wonder if they will cancel When Calls the Heart or just write her out quickly. How many episodes are left to air. 


    My parents enjoy the show and watch all her Hallmark movies. She really did have some longtime fans out there.


    I imagine most of those fans will still be around, but this was the worst possible scandal for a Hallmark career. So many parents and grandparents will have seen red when they heard about what she did. For someone so smart in her career choices, this was incredibly stupid. 


    Don't try to live through your children. This is what you get.

    I certainly do.  Not really as a parent since my children haven't even started kindergarten. This just strikes at some of the myths we tell ourselves about fair opportunity.  The system is rigged in so many ways and that someone would take it to this next step absolutely enrages me, even though it doesn't directly affect me. 

  13. Hi Slick. I thought it was pretty good.  I'm glad Shauna Babcock is still semi human.  Her relationship with Clark is interesting.  I was sad when Amy left Brad after she saved him.  I really hope it gets picked up for a second season. I want to see how is in the compound 100 years from now.  I'm also looking forward to a Brad/Amy reunion and I hope his wife is somehow alive as well.


    How about you?

  14. 19 minutes ago, marceline said:

    I didn't want Beto to run but watching the Berners lose their collective [!@#$%^&*] over him makes me glad he did. He can siphon off a lot of Bernie's youth support and anything that kneecaps Bernie is good for Dems.

    🤣 I hear that.

    2 hours ago, DRW50 said:


    He missed his timing. He should have announced months ago if he wanted to run. 


    He still would have gotten a somewhat similar reaction, probably, just because the left is so thrilled to eat its own. Everyone who has announced, aside from St. Bernie of course, has been chewed up and spat out. Many of his groupies are just awful people, and they are only a few rungs above Trump supporters. If he doesn't get the nomination I genuinely think most of them won't bother to vote, or will just vote third party. Some may even vote for Trump out of spite. 


    I'm just damn tired of the whole thing. I don't care anymore, if I ever did. If I have any preference right now it would be Kamala Harris but I just want it over. 

    I imagine so. Isn't that what the Bernie Bros did last time? Hopefully, we won't need them this time.

  15. 4 minutes ago, KMan101 said:

    I'm so sad. What a great show. I have doubts it gets picked up anywhere but I really hope it does.


    Netflix can soooo afford to do this show. Lawd. They're terrible.

    I agree with so many of the tweets Vee cited. Netflix can't continue pretending they are everyone's best buddy and then make decisions like this.  The way they are burning through cash there is no way this was more than a drop in the bucket to them anyway.


  16. 2 hours ago, dragonflies said:

    Oh they're getting hammered on twitter for their tweet about the cancellation. 


    I guess they can justify spending $1 million to keep Friends, but can't keep ODAAT, which I doubt costs that much to make

    Wasn't it 100 million?

  17. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/03/college-admissions-scandal-9-revealing-moments/584803/?utm_content=edit-promo&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=2019-03-13T18%3A51%3A29&utm_campaign=the-atlantic

    5. Michelle Janavs, a former executive at a food manufacturer, paved her older daughter’s way into college through side-door schemes, according to the indictment. But her younger daughter got suspicious when Janavs allegedly started a similar process for her.

    JANAVS: I had a question for you. So I was able to get [my younger daughter] the multiday ACT.

    CW-1: Okay, you got her extended time multiple days, got it.

    JANAVS: Yes, so I got that, the only thing is [my younger daughter] is not like [my older daughter]....She’s not stupid. So if I said to her, “Oh, well, we’re going to take it up at CW-1’s testing center] she’s going to wonder why..... She’s smart, she’s going to figure this out. Yeah, she’s going to say to me— she already thinks I’m up to, like, no good.

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