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  1. Russia was boosting Sanders in 2016 and now they are doing it again. One of Sanders' main surrogates, Nina Turner campaigned for Jill Stein in 2016 after Sanders didn't get the nomination. Jill Stein has ties to Russia and has been on RT more than once, so who is to say that Nina Turner isn't getting a check from Russia under the table? She originally supported Hillary Clinton but flipped to Sanders after Clinton wouldn't hire her, so clearly she is play for pay.


    Then there is his press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray who admitted that she voted for Jill Stein. Honestly it's not unbelievable to believe that more than a few people on the Sanders campaign are in league with Russia.

  2. Warren could have a surprisingly good showing in Nevada thanks to her debate performance and her calling out Bloomberg might have helped Biden a lot on Super Tuesday.


    I'm not sure how it will actually go over with voters, but Sanders' comment about having a summer camp made him seem a lot more out of touch than he portrays himself. He's not a billionaire, but he is still much more financially secure than most working and middle class Americans.

  3. 19 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:


    Five days a week is much more demanding than once per week, which is why the comparisons between daytime and primetime can only go so far. 

    Respect has to come from within and again, because this genre was originally marketed to women/housewives and all the sexist ideas that go with it (just think of the connotations that the phrase "chick flick" conjures up), I'm not sure how much respect the genre got from network executives beyond how much soap they could sell and how much they could price the ad rates. I'm still not sure

    The origins most certainly have played a part in how much respect the genre gets. I think from the early 80s and on up to the early 2000s that the genre did gain a little more respect from the networks. The Daytime Emmys were a prestigious event like other awards, you had some soaps get primetime specials and Disney created Soap Net.

  4. 2 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

    I agree here that the formula under which daytime soaps operated, prestige couldn't have done a whole lot for soaps, especially if the ratings weren't there. The irony is that most critically esteemed things often don't get the biggest audiences.  Downton Abbey, in its heyday probably had several millions less what the highest rated soaps had in their heyday(s). But guess which out of the two has movies and merchandise?


    Remember when Alan Ball, who wrote the screenplay for American Beauty (a film that many people believe isn't all that great now but was a critical darling when it originally hit the big screen) won the Oscar?  He became one of the hottest screenwriters in all of showbiz.  He leverages that acclaim and regard into getting his own show on HBO called "Six Feet Under".  Also, does anyone know who directed that same Oscar winning film American Beauty?  A man by the name of Sam Mendes, who had been a pretty well regarded theater director (who I once had a somewhat odd but ultimately amusing phone conversation with in my first real job out of college).  Sam Mendes who directed a film that was again nominated for an Oscar this year.

    Prestige doesn't equal high ratings or even big box office (although sometimes they do intersect).

    Prestige=leverage. Something that a writer or director, editor or actor doesn't have in the daytime soap genre.

    I see what you mean and that makes a lot of sense. The genre not receiving respect really hasn't allowed much advancement for soap writers and actors. That is unfortunate, because those who work in the soap genre do more work in a year than those in primetime and film.

  5. 4 hours ago, All My Shadows said:

    But why did they need to reach a bigger audience? They had humongous audiences of millions and millions of engaged viewers in the 70s before they decided they needed a different type of viewer.

    My point wasn't really needed a bigger audience, just that prestige would have allowed them to reach a larger one. At it's peak the genre had a large enough audience to sustain it. There really isn't a whole lot that prestige could have done for soaps.

  6. Being held in better regard would have allowed soaps to reach a bigger audience. On the flip side even if they were treated as being prestigious,  you still had the problem of accessibility. Before VCRs and VCR Plus if you missed an episode of a soap opera you were just out of luck. And even after VCRs came along they were so expensive that a large portion of the soap audience wouldn't be able to afford one. When VCRs became cheaper and Soap Net started, soap operas had passed their stride.

  7. 53 minutes ago, JaneAusten said:

    Actually our new Governor already talked about that and tweeted about it today. I am not sure I would like the chaos but at least we do have minority populations that our democratic and yes AA and Latino public servants who are part of the machine in Illinois ignore.

    Illinois uses a primary instead of a caucus, so the chaos would be out of the equation. If you mean chaos by candidates and campaigns flooding the state then that definitely would be an adjustment.

  8. 4 hours ago, JaneAusten said:

    I think Iowa blew their status. And I could care less.

    Probably so. After this the DNC is likely to shift things around and give a more diverse state first voting status. Illinois would be the perfect state to allow to go first, since it basically mirrors the demographics of the country and has plenty of rural areas so no one can say that rural voters wouldn't have say, plus it is Midwestern.

  9. 15 minutes ago, Khan said:

    Why do we even NEED caucuses and primaries?  Couldn't we just cut to the national convention?

    One national primary where everyone votes on the same day would solve lots of problems, but there are some states would be be high resistant because they covet their first in the nation status.

  10. The best thing for a campaign to do would be to write Iowa off as a loss due to error and focus on the next states coming up. Delegate wise it wouldn't really hurt to do that and it would avoid drama. New Hampshire is a primary so there will be no craziness because the votes are tabulated and reported out by the state.

  11. Will is an idiot, but I have a feeling that I know how this is going to play out eventually. He'll get cleared once Sonny and Evan have gotten really close and then teams up with Ciara to help clear is new friend Ben. They find out it was Evan who offed Jordan, but no one believes them and Sonny will be liked "OMG, Will, this is crazy. You divorced me, so stop trying to make Evan seem like a bad person!". Evan ends up holding Will or Ciara (or both) hostage and Ben escapes from prison just in time to save them.


    It could happen.

  12. 5 hours ago, KMan101 said:


    I'm gonna chime in and say that I sometimes question the tone of Sindacco's replies to me at times as well ...


    I also have anxiety. I get you. I do. But sometimes we tend to be over-sensitive and take things the wrong way

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     I say that from experience. But I have questioned Sindacco's tone, especially just recently. So I felt the need to chime in.

    I have that user on ignore and didn't even remember it until I couldn't see the posts that were being referred to in this thread. Some times it's best to push that ignore button and keep it moving.

  13. So many of Sanders' supporters are not and have never been Democrats. They are fringe people with ideologies that are nonsensical and who vote for anyone who promises massive changes or revolution. Plenty of Ron Paul supporters are now supporting Sanders.

  14. Xander mentioned that they paid off the doctor. Sarah did mention last week that the baby seemed different, but Xander said something to convince her otherwise.


    Will wanting to stay in prison is just stupid. Of course he would be concerned about Maggie, but it's idiotic writing for him to want to stay in prison for something terrible he didn't do.

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