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Ms. Quartermaine

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  1. The Politics Thread

    Aww, thanks!
  2. The Politics Thread

    It's been awhile since I've posted here (I've been lurking though...) Just some comments about HRC, the electoral college, et. al... When Hillary blames the loss on other factors, she is basing this on Nate Silver's analysis and possibly others (though his is the only name I can recall). Yes, she made mistakes and admitted as much, but those mistakes wouldn't have mattered if the election was held on October 27th. Plus, mistakes are common during a campaign, but I get the impression that Hillary was supposed to be perfect and not make any. Meanwhile, there is Trump with one gaffe after another and still ends up winning. I admire that Hillary isn't throwing her staff under the bus. As for Wisconsin, she sent surrogates there, and even if she did go, she went to PA, FL, and NC frequently, and we saw how that worked out. Calling Hillary and Trump both crappy candidates is false equivalence and part of the reason we're in this predicament. Also, voter turn out was 54.7%. 2012 was 54.9%. That's basically the same, and no one is calling Obama and Romney both crappy candidates. Hillary lost more votes in the electoral college because some Bernie Bros thought they could get Republicans on board by nominating someone such as Kasich or Powell and having the vote go to the House. Though someone in Washington ended up going with Faith Spotted Eagle, and then in Hawaii, someone went with Bernie to make a statement. There were also Trump electors that didn't show up because they couldn't vote for him, but they had replacements on hand. Didn't hear that about HRC. For the record, I wasn't supporting HRC in the primaries. I didn't involve myself in politics, and the media blamed her for Benghazi years ago, and so I thought she did something wrong. But then I did a lot of research, I watched interviews, behind the scenes footage...And that is when I decided to support her. I think the constant negativity also made me feel bad for her, and I ended up liking her more. I don't agree with everything she's said or done (I mean, even recently in the Code Conference, she said something that made me shake my head). But at the end of the day, I believe she is a good person who cares about the country and its people, and with a Democratic Senate, she would have excelled. With a Republican Senate (and of course House), well, I'd like to believe the R's could work with her like they did when she was a senator, but I suspect there would be a lot of executive orders (though they'd be good ones) and even more investigations in an attempt to find her guilty of something. She knew this too, that they'd tear her down again and again, and yet still decided to run. She was willing to sacrifice her well-being for the country (and I'm sure, she would have liked the power too, but everyone who ever runs for President seeks power...). I think that's all for now.
  3. The Tracy Quartermaine Lovefest

    nex and LuAnn, so good to "see" you both again!!! ILTQ, I'll be thinking of you this Mother's Day. *hugs* And you're right. GH did seem to undo the plaque falling. She just blacked out and hallucinated apparently, and Dillon wondered if doing the right thing caused her to have some kind of nervous breakdown. I have 2 questions... Question #1: How did we go from "I've been a horrible person, let me give the painting to Samira" to "I'm at peace and done chasing my father's love?" Question #2: And I wonder why Tracy didn't investigate Samira and Ashton? She was the most reluctant after all. As for her last episode...Did not agree with all the flash back choices and I was holding out hope that Jane would let at least one tear fall (sorry halee and hooked, I had to go there), but those goodbye scenes were nicely done. Monica's "our house" comment and Tracy running back into hug Monica (followed by the group hug) were my favorite parts. Really going to miss Jane/Tracy being on the show. Even if she wasn't on often, she was still *there,* and now she's not. I hope this thread still gets action, but I'm not hopeful. I went back 32 pages to page 2000 and IIRC, it was June 2015...That's about 16 pages a year which is practically nothing. But... who knows... maybe Jane/Tracy leaving will bring more people out of lurkdom. Edit: Hey! We made it to page 2033!
  4. GH: May 2017 Discussion Thread

    The Samira thing was dumb. Absolutely no point. Tracy didn't need to prove that she could do the right thing because she's actually done the right thing a lot in her latest (and longest) stint. She had her moments in the early 90s too. I don't know what the "perfect" exit would have been, but definitely not this. When JE was asked about her exit story and what she thought, she said something like, "It works well enough." To me, that's a classy way of saying "It was f---'n ridiculous."
  5. GH: May 2017 Discussion Thread

    Figures. Silly of them to even put that promo on today: "General Hospital, Farewell to Tracy, Next on ABC." Except not.
  6. GH: May 2017 Discussion Thread

    I'm happy for her, but sad for me.
  7. The Tracy Quartermaine Lovefest

    TL, I believe the date that truenorth provided is correct. Also, AJ's plaque definitely hit Tracy, but I guess the scenes were filmed out of order, and someone forgot to put the plaque back on the ground at the end. slick jones, 2 episodes would have been good. They could have also used the extra time for her to defend herself (show some positive clips?). And I agree about Sonny and Nathan. Sean K. as the prosecutor never came to mind, but it would have been better to have only Q's in those scenes. I missed the other episodes with Ashton (I have them on my DVR still), so I'm not sure what today was all about. But Samira is gone, thankfully. Unfortunately, I don't think Tracy is on again until Thursday, her final episode. Edited to add: TL, I just mean her exit was so focused on a new character. GH has been talking retirement for awhile, I think. Surely GH had to know she was going, and I was just disappointed the Samira thing was the best they could come up with. Tony is back May 4th, but my spec is that it's just the very last scene. Tracy is leaving town, so I'm assuming she ends up in another country where Luke happens to be. Now in real life, what are the chances? LOL. But on a soap, why not???
  8. The Tracy Quartermaine Lovefest

    truenorth, congratulations on your twins!!! --------------------------------------------------------------- I can't believe that next week is Jane's final episode. I've been on this board since February 2004 (though all members had to re-register in 2005), and even though it's been "dead" for at least the last year, that hasn't stopped me from lurking. 13 years is a long time, and I've never been more involved in a fandom that this one...posting in the forum, creating music videos, writing fan fiction, remember chatting in the "break room?" Again, none of this has happened in any great capacity recently, but I still have the memories. --------------------------------------------------------------- As far as her exit story goes, I don't like that it's about a new character, and I also don't like that her tribute focused only on the negative. I get that was the whole point, to guilt into doing the right thing, but TPTB made it seem like she was always rotten, and that simply isn't true. That said, how awesome was it that she actually got an episode dedicated to her? I wish it could have lasted a whole week!!! I hope we get a montage in her last episode. --------------------------------------------------------------- Random, but AJ's plaque should have still been on the ground when she woke up, and I'm willing to suspend belief, like "Okay, the plaque really should have killed her or cracked her skull and didn't." But she should have been disoriented upon waking up, or at the very least, there could have been blood on her fingers when she felt her head, or she could have mentioned needing ice or something!!! Stone just doesn't fall on one's head and not cause injury. --------------------------------------------------------------- Well, that's all for now. I'm sure I'll be back next week.
  9. The Tracy Quartermaine Lovefest

    Thanks! (and thanks for sharing that episode) I think I need to update my avatar and signature with something more recent...I do wonder how that Paul/Tracy/Laura triangle would have worked out if Maura hadn't wanted to be paired with Burgi - or so the story goes. As for the last couple months, I gotta check episode counts to see how she made out for 2016...
  10. The Tracy Quartermaine Lovefest

    Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
  11. The Politics Thread

    That's a good point. A colleague of mine who supported Bernie, voted Stein, saying Trump and Clinton were both terrible candidates. Another, who also supported Bernie, told me over the summer she may have to vote for Trump because she just doesn't like Hillary. I encouraged her to research and look at the issues. These colleagues are both in their younger 20s for what it's worth. The second one would later say she didn't like Trump, but she and I never discussed who she voted for. Back to third party candidates... If people truly believed in what Stein or Johnson stood for, then, sure, vote for them. I don't agree with voting for 3rd party candidates because they are not going to win, and to me, it's throwing your vote away. But at the same time, it's hard for me to tell someone to not vote their conscience. But to just vote for them because they're not Clinton or Trump or to vote for them because your guy, Bernie, lost? That's throwing your vote away in protest. Like voting for Harambe. I know Bernie Bros weren't the only ones who voted third party, but I just don't know how you vote for someone that guarantees everything you supposedly care about won't get implemented.
  12. The Politics Thread

    I think Stein's voters were more likely to go to Clinton than Trump because of the climate change issue. But if Stein had dropped out, I wonder how many of her supporters would have turned to the other third party candidate. I don't know how her and Johnson's beliefs align tbh.
  13. The Politics Thread

    And second person in this instance below (without actually saying "you")... From a Florida speech, less than a week before the election: "We’ve got to be nice and cool, nice and calm. All right, stay on point, Donald, stay on point. No sidetracks, Donald. Nice and easy."
  14. The Politics Thread

    Edited to add: Why are Democrats the ones to win popular vote and lose the election?! Luck of the draw, I guess. I looked it up and the 5 times it's happened, it's been the Dems... except for one candidate that was listed as Democrat-Republican, but back then, everyone was Democrat-Republican (or Whig or Federalist, I guess). It was 1824 and after the loss, they were inspired to create the Democratic party.
  15. The Politics Thread

    She actually lost Arizona and Georgia by a smaller margin than Ohio! I thought she was making a go at Arizona. I would have stayed out of the recount. Trump is so unpredictable and petty... He'd hire someone to go after her in a heartbeat. He'd probably change his mind 2 minutes later, but I wouldn't risk it. Republicans may have said a ton of nice things about her throughout the years, but their actions speak louder. Most of them dislike her and have forever... I recently read this: As Time magazine noted as far back as 1993, cranking out spurious stories that discredited Hillary Clinton and were attributed to anonymous Secret Service agents was a known political trick: A Republican consultant told a network newscaster that his job was to make sure Hillary Clinton is discredited before the 1996 campaign. Each day anti-Hillary talking points go out to talk-show hosts. Many of the stories are attributed to the Secret Service in an attempt to give the tales credibility. The title of Trump's statement was so funny... "Ridiculous Recount Request" was in it. I think it should have just said "Recount Request." I actually don't think the recount itself is ridiculous (in Wisconsin and Michigan anyway), but those 2 states aren't enough, and I wish her campaign had stayed out of it.
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