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  1. After 145 years or so, Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey circus is coming to an end. They say they can't make money any more especially with the elephants phased out. I find the whole thing sort of sad. There are people being born today who will never see a circus and won't really know what a circus is. As a kid I can remember seeing Gunther Gebel Williams, and then there was the Michu guy who got married every performance. I was last at a one ring version of Ringling Bros about five years or maybe ten, when they had a tent set up in Brooklyn. The elephants thing was wrong, but the whole thing is still sort of sad.
  2. I said it before as a joke, but seriously, if you want someone to portray Michael and look like him then outside of Joan Van Ark who else is there?
  3. The only person who could have done Michal Jackson justice would have been Joan Van Ark.
  4. There are no Benghazi allegations, and there never were. Hillary was never accused of actually doing anything and time after time a congressional committee cleared her of all wrong doing, and time after time republicans then decided to have another committee. And even if there was some moral responsibility for Benghazi, how do the four deaths rate compared to the 241 deaths Reagan is therefore responsible for when he got the marines killed in Lebanon? Or the 3000 deaths GWB caused on 9/11? Also, you might ask yourself, but probably won't, why after Reagan killed those marines using Benghazi logic, why did the democrats in congress hold a hearing, decide better security was needed, and then move on? Answer: because in the 1980s congress didn't use national security and congressional committees as electoral weapons.
  5. I have no problerm with the son-in-law. Franklin had Eleanor, JFK had Bobby, Bill had Hillary...the guy is said to be bright. Yeah, he has business deals but he is said to be divesting. Plus he is from NY and he is Jewish. Enough with the southern christians already. Finally someone in government who won't pretend he listens to country music on his way to church on sunday with a rifle in his pick up. And he is not railing against the gays while adopting a wide stance somewhere. This guy looks better then just about every elected republican.
  6. So, isn't it time for Mariah Carey to just give it up?  She can't sing apparently.  She has the audacity to come on live TV to lip sync and when the tracks don't work she just stands there?  Isn't she the diva with the 8 octave singing talent?   Why can't she just sing, the way singers do?   She calls herself a good sport too, but the good sports were the people in Times Square who didn't boo her off the stage.

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    2. ReddFoxx


      It seemed as if she was unable to sing properly and tried to turn it into a sound issue. Blaming the crew is a good way to not get hired again.

    3. KMan101


      I see that. She should have just left it at "[!@#$%^&*] happens". SMH. Apparently she skipped rehearsal and had a body double there. Again SMH.

    4. ChitHappens


      Mariah simply did not care. She took money to perform and didn't!  Bottom line!  That's trash!  


      If Beyonce can still perform while her hair is stuck in a fan as folks try to untangle it, surely Mariah could have done a little better.  No sound check, which she's partly responsible for. How could anyone perform before a sound check?  She just wanted to walk around in a Onesie and be celebrated for that. 


      Really foul!  

  7. You are paranoid and clearly don't like white people. Once again, "these white people..." betrays your actual hate based opinion on this race topic. The fact that the queen of "I hate whitey" signs in to say she agrees with you pretty much tells me everything I need to know.
  8. Life imitated art here. Princess Leia's mother died of a broken heart too.
  9. This narrative is just too convenient for the "lets blame white people!" that this forum is wont to do. So every other election was about the economy, taxes, and whatever, but this one had nothing to do with it? Well of course it had nothing to do with if the theory is "racism now, racism always" and then we have to make sure all facts fit that convenient and fun theory where one can blame everyone else except the people they want to be blameless. I personally know women--puerto rican women--who voted for Trump because they hated Obamacare. And have you talked to white progressives and discussed with them how pissed they are that black people didn't like Bernie? Do you even know any white progressives? The Bernie or bust people I know who refused to vote for Hillary never mentioned race once. They talked about Hillary, wars, wall street, and lying. And frankly, if I were to include the phrase "these black people" in any context--even the most naive and innocent one--there would be 4500 posts on this forum calling me a racist. Keep talking in the echo chamber.
  10. Singing In The Rain is one of the classics of all time, and that is what will always be her career defining accomplishment, but she also had a pleasant voice. "Tammy" isn't a great song but it is very pleasing to the ear because she sang so nicely. This whole thing is just a shame and shows you how fickle fate can be. A week ago the family had not a trouble in the world and then five days later they dead. I don't think they ever said what prompted Carrie Fisher's heart attack, but if she had any sort of regular check ups her doctor has some explaining to do.
  11. I feel so sorry for the son/brother. I don't know how this guy deals with all this. Nobody should be planning family funerals.
  12. You guys bash Eric Martsolf unfairly. The guy is handsome, he can sing, he can dance, he can do comedy. He has more talent than just about the entire cast of GH. Ok, he won't be playing Hamlet anytime soon, but he has other skills people on soaps just don't have. This scene made me a fan:
  13. This is one of my favorite Leia moments, it is just so perfect with the music. Leia was such a great character and Carrie Fisher really played her well. Such a pity she was struck down ahead of her time. People dying at 90 you expect, people dying at 60 not so much. Fifty years from now she will be just as famous as she is today. RIP.
  14. Rank Show Network # of episodes 18-49 rating 18-49 viewers (millions) 1 The Walking Dead AMC 16 8.8 11.27 2 The Big Bang Theory* CBS 24 5.5 6.99 3 Empire FOX 17 5.3 6.79 Game of Thrones HBO 10 5.3 6.73 5 The X-Files FOX 6 4.8 6.09 6 This Is Us NBC 10 4.6 5.86 7 Modern Family ABC 22 4.2 5.33 8 Grey’s Anatomy ABC 24 3.7 4.68 9 American Horror Story: Roanoke FX 10 3.4 4.37 Designated Survivor ABC 10 3.4 4.27 11 America’s Got Talent – Tuesday NBC 14 3.2 4.07 12 Fear the Walking Dead AMC 15 3.1 3.94 The Voice – Monday NBC 26 3.1 3.93 The People v. O.J. Simpson FX 10 3.1 3.93 American Idol – Wednesday FOX 9 3.1 3.87 16 The Voice – Tuesday NBC 22 3.0 3.82 The Bachelor ABC 10 3.0 3.83 Scandal ABC 12 3.0 3.83 NCIS CBS 23 3.0 3.80 20 Criminal Minds CBS 20 2.9 3.68 *The average for “The Big Bang Theory” includes Live +3 ratings for the Dec. 15 episode. Total viewers Rank Show Network # of episodes Viewers (millions) 1 The Big Bang Theory* CBS 24 19.94 2 NCIS CBS 23 19.65 3 The Walking Dead AMC 16 17.89 4 Bull CBS 9 16.69 5 NCIS: New Orleans CBS 22 15.17 6 This Is Us NBC 10 14.63 7 Blue Bloods CBS 22 14.43 8 America’s Got Talent – Tuesday NBC 14 14.20 9 The X-Files FOX 6 13.60 10 Empire FOX 17 13.48 11 Designated Survivor ABC 10 13.46 America’s Got Talent – Wednesday NBC 8 13.46 13 Dancing With the Stars ABC 21 13.07 14 Little Big Shots NBC 8 13.05 15 The Voice – Tuesday NBC 21 12.77 16 NCIS: Los Angeles* CBS 23 12.77 17 The Voice – Monday NBC 25 12.76 18 Criminal Minds CBS 20 12.35 19 Hawaii Five-0* CBS 25 11.97 20 Madam Secretary* CBS 22 11.93 *Averages for “The Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Madam Secretary” include Live +3 ratings for episodes that aired the week of Dec. 12.
  15. He had a lot of good songs. Faith, Father Figure, Wake Me Up, Careless Whisper...what a shame. This has been a tough year for celebrities and music in particular. In one year Bowie, Prince and now George Michael all checked out. I thought Carrie Fisher was going to be 2016's last salvo, but the hits just keep on coming.
  16. I think you guys doth protest too much really. Lets face it, if he hadn't been posting here this entire year the GH thread would have been completely dead. People clearly enjoy talking to him or they would have stopped a year ago. The thread about JFP going to Days, or the birthday tribute to whatever her name is Shelly...it takes work and imagination to think of these ridiculous topics created for the sole purpose of being silly, and some of the topics are sort of funny. Why does this character bother anyone more than the latest OP-ED from say Weekly World News? I know I have gotten a chuckle now and then reading the OTT praising of GH, I recommend just going with the flow and enjoy the creative writing.
  17. Trump was pro Israel though, and this is a deal breaker for many jews and with good reason. If the DNC wants to install a pro-Palestine muslim then let them knock themselves out and have a party, but there shouldn't be such a shock when the old jewish ladies in FL go looking for a new home. Knowing this is an issue for a large constituency in an all-important state, I am not sure why the party wants to nominate people who will upset that applecart. Where is the upside? The Cubans in FL have their big issue, the jews have their big issue...everybody has an issue dear to them. That's just the way it is.
  18. Republicans cornered the market on religion through branding I guess. This all started 40 years ago but remember it was Jerry Falwell (whose departure from this mortal coil made the world a better place) who had the so-called "moral majority" as if to not be with them meant somehow you were not moral. And then there is the whole ridiculous label of "values voters" which the media signs off on. Is there anyone anywhere who doesn't vote with their values in mind? I voted my values: I voted against the guy who the KKK supported. Forty years of branding takes hold, but this year the religious crowd showed themselves to be the hypocritical, values-free, cynical charlatans they always were when the family first crowd voted for the guy who kicks all his wives to the curb when they get too old, rather than vote for the woman who despite her earlier dismissal of Tammy Wynette did indeed stand by her man for 40 years. I truly find all conservative christians to be the most odious people in America--up and down the line. My radar is up the moment I hear people mention that politics are being discussed among church goers, because that means somewhere in that discussion is a crooked minister trying to sway his flock to do what he says.
  19. Probably not, but I imagine this will become fairly routine as the baby boomers start to get old. Except for a few outliers like Anton Yelchin, almost everyone on this list is 70s-90s. TV created a lot more famous names in the 1950s and 60s than the decades before, and math says they will dying off at a regular rate. Same for all those rock acts of the woodstock generation, no longer hip 20somethings, now in their 70s. Starting in about ten years we will be reading about the deaths of rolling stones and their contemporaries.
  20. Radar Online reported last week that Bill Clinton, at 6'2, is 117 lbs. Isn't Radar the site that went after Mel Gibson? If legit that sounds like someone who won't be sticking around much longer.
  21. Celebrity Deaths 2016 JANUARY 04 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – managed the Bee Gees and Cream – age 81 06 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – Schneider on “One Day at a Time” – age 86 07 – Troy Shondell, Singer – only big hit was “This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)” – age 76 07 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – Big Band Era, biggest hit was ‘”Little Things Mean a Lot” – age 94 08 – David Bowie, Musician – (2) time Grammy winner influenced music and culture for four generations – age 69 11 – David Margulies, Actor – the Mayor in Ghost Busters I and II (1984 & 1989)- age – 78 14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – Hans Gruber in ‘Die Hard’ and Severus Snape in ‘Harry Potter’ – age 69 14 – René Angélil, Singer / Manager – husband and manager of Celine Dion – age 73 15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – age 74 15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – Kelly Gregg in Bachelor Father (1957-59) – age 72 18 – Glen Frey, Singer / Songwriter – founded The Eagles “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” – age 67 26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – Detective Fish on Barney Miller (1975-’77) – age 94 28 – Paul Kantner, Singer / Songwriter – co-founder of The Jefferson Airplane – age 74 28 – Mike Minor, Actor – Steve Eliot on “Petticoat Junction” – age 75 FEBRUARY 02 – Bob Elliot, Comedian – one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray – age 92 03 – Maurice White, Musician / songwriter – founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire – age 74 03 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety – age 63 04 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – #1 hit song “Wooden Heart” (1961) – age 76 13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice – appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986 – age 79 15 – George Gaynes, Actor – Commandant Eric Lassard on the Police Academy series – age 98 19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1961) for novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” – age 89 22 – Yolande Fox, Singer – Miss America 1951 and sang opera – age 87 22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – the first teenage country crossover #1 single “Young Love” – age 87 24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – 1950s music tribute group and TV show Sha-Na-Na (1969-2000) – age 69 25 – Tony Burton, Actor – boxing trainer to Apollo Creed and later Rocky in six “Rocky” movies – age 78 28 – George Kennedy, Actor – Academy Award for “Cool Hand Luke” also in all the “Airport” movies – age 91 29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – Inspector Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” movies – age 84 MARCH 04 – Joey Martin Feek, C&W Muscian – husband and wife country duo “Joey + Rory” – age 40 06 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(1981-1989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94 08 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums, known as “The Fifth Beatle” – age 90 09 – Robert Horton, Actor – Flint McCullough in “Wagon Train” (1957-1962) – age 91 10 – Keith Emerson, Musician / keyboardist – created Emerson, Lake & Palmer rock group – age 71 13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress – Mrs. Alexander in A Clockwork Orange (1971) – age 85 16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer – son of Frank Sinatra and a talented singer – age 72 17 – Larry Drake, Actor – Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law (1987-1994) – age 66 18 – Joe Santos, Actor – Lieutenant Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files (1974-1980) – age 84 21 – Peter Brown, Actor – Deputy Johnny McKay in “Lawman” (1958-62) and Chad Cooper in “Laredo” (1965-67) – age 80 22 – Rob Ford, Politician – crack smoking Mayor of Toronto, Canada – age 46 22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – “Man in a Suitcase” on British ITC (1967) – age 81 22 – Phife Dawg, Singer – Rapper with the group A Tribe Called Quest, also known as “Five Foot Assassin” – age 45 23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – MLB catcher and announcer and television host – age 90 23 – Ken Howard, Actor – Coach Reeves on TV show “White Shadow” & President of SAG-AFTRA – age 71 24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – created “The Waltons” TV show – age 92 24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – “Garry Shandling Show” and “The Larry Sanders” Show – age 66 27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – founder of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) – age 92 28 – James Noble, Actor – Governor Gatling on “Benson” (1979-1986) – age 94 29 – Patty Duke, Actress – played identical cousins in “The Patty Duke Show” (1963-1966) – age 69 APRIL 06 – Merle Haggard, C&W singer/songwriter – “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive”, “Okie From Muskogee” – age 79 12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – married to Eli Wallach who died in 2014 – age 90 17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996–2005) – age 90 21 – Prince, Musician – flamboyant on stage, seven Grammy Awards, “Purple Rain” – age 57 21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – pioneered the ‘lead guitar solo’, “Wham!” & “Memphis” – age 74 23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – Reverend Mother Placido in “The Flying Nun” (1967-70) – age 94 24 – Billy Paul, Singer – Grammy Award for “Me and Mrs. Jones” (1972) – age 81 MAY 08 – William Schallert, Actor – Martin Lane (Patty’s Father) on The Patty Duke Show – age 93 12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – “Anywhere I Wander” fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air – age 86 19 – Morley Safer, Journalist – CBS News for 52 years (1964-2016), 60 Minutes for 46 years (1970-2016) won 12 Emmy Awards – age 84 19 – Alan Young, Actor – Wilbur Post on “Mr. Ed” (1961-66) – age 96 27 – Mike Barnett, Singer – co-founder of the singing group “The Lettermen” – age 89 JUNE 03 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – (formerly Cassius Clay) three time heavyweight champion (1964, 1974, and 1978), proclaimed “The Greatest” – age 74 10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey player – Detroit Red Wings for 25 seasons, 23-time NHL All-Star – age 88 13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor / Circus Performer – was the man in the ALF costume (ALF TV Show 1986-1990) – age 76 14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – Millie Helper in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Yetta Rosenberg in The Nanny – age 87 14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress – Corabeth Walton Godsey on The Waltons (1972-81) – age 83 17 – Ron Lester, Actor – Billy Bob in movie “Varsity Blues” – age 45 19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek movies (2009-16) – age 27 27 – Mack Rice, Song writer – “Mustang Sally” & “Respect Yourself” – age 82 28 – Scotty Moore, Guitarist – backed Elvis in early recordings and pioneered new styles – age 84 28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football Coach – while defensive coordinator for Chicago Bears invented the 46 defense – age 85 28 – Pat Summitt, NCAA Basketball Coach – University of Tennessee Woman’s team (1974 – 2012) the winningest NCAA coach ever – age 64 JULY 02 – Michael Cimino, Writer/Director – “Deer Hunter”, “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” – age 77 02 – Elie Wiesel, Jewish Writer/political activist – Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate – age 87 02 – Teddy Rooney, Actor/Musician – son of Mickey Rooney and Martha Vickers – age 66 03 – Noel Neill, Actress – Lois Lane in “Adventures of Superman” (1952-58) – age 95 06 – Danny Smythe, Musician – founding member of the Box Tops (Devilles) “The Letter” (1967) – age 67 16 – Bonnie Brown, C&W Muscian – family musical group The Browns “The Three Bells” – age 77 19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor – created “Happy Days”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Laverne & Shirley” – age 81 27 – Jerry Doyle, Actor – Michael Garibaldi in “Babylon 5” (1994–98) – age 60 30 – Gloria DeHaven, Actress/Singer – “So This Is Paris”, “The Girl Rush” – age 91 AUGUST 02 – David Huddleston, Actor – Character actor “Santa Claus: The Movie” – age 85 03 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer – son of Dean Martin – age 62 06 – Pete Fountain, Jazz Musician – played with both Al Hirt and Lawrence Welk – age 86 11 – Glenn Yarbrough, Singer – The Limeliters (1959-63) “Baby the Rain Must Fall” – age 86 13 – Michel Richard, Chef/Restaurateur – restaurant Citrus in L.A. and 5 other cities – age 68 13 – Kenny Baker, Actor – played R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise also played Paploo, the Ewok – age 81 14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – lawyer Douglas Wambaugh on “Picket Fences” – age 93 19 –Jack Riley, Actor – Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show” – age 80 23 – Steven Hill, Actor – District Attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” (1990-2000) – age 94 25 – Jeanne Martin, Model – Orange Bowl Queen (1947) & Dean Martin’s wife – age 89 25 – Marvin Kaplan, Actor – telephone worker Henry on the TV show “Alice” – age 89 29 – Gene Wilder, Actor – Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka – age 83 SEPTEMBER 01 – Jon Polito, Actor – Steve Crosetti on “Homicide: Life on the Street” – age 65 06 – Hugh O’Brian, Actor – starred in TV series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” (1955–1961) – age 91 09 – James Stacy, Actor – Johnny Madrid Lancer on “Lancer” (1968-’70) – age 79 17 – Charmian Carr, Actress – Liesl Von Trapp (eldest daughter) in The Sound of Music – age 73 24 – Bill Nunn, Actor – Robbie Robertson in Spider-Man film trilogy – age 63 25 – Jean Shepard, C&W Singer/Songwriter – Pioneered C&W for women, “A Dear John Letter” – 82 25 – José Fernández, Baseball player – starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins and Cuban refugee – age 24 25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – One of the greatest golfers ever, did more to popularize the sport than any other golfer – age 87 28 – Shimon Peres, Statesman – President of Israel (2007-’14), Prime Minister twice, held various offices from 1959-2007 – age 93 OCTOBER 21 – Kevin Meaney, Comedian – “Uncle Buck” in the TV series by the same name – age 60 24 – Bobby Vee, Singer – “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” – age 73 30 – Tammy Grimes, Stage Actress – Molly in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” – age 82 NOVEMBER 03 – Kay Starr, Singer – “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Rock And Roll Waltz” – age 94 07 – Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States 1993-2001 nominated by President Bill Clinton – age 78 07 – Leonard Cohen, Poet / Songwriter – “Suzanne”, “Hallelujah” and “Bird on the Wire” – age 82 11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – Napoleon Solo in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-’68) – age 83 13 – Leon Russell, Musician / Songwriter – “A Song for You”, “Tight Rope” and “This Masquerade” – age 74 14 – Gwen Ifill, Journalist – “Washington Week” and “PBS NewsHour” on PBS – age 61 15 – Holly Dunn, C&W Singer / Songwriter – “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me” and “You Really Had Me Going” – age 59 24 – Florence Henderson, Actress / Singer – Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) – age 82 25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba from 1959-2008 then gave same powers to his brother – age 90 25 – Ron Glass, Actor – Det. Ron Harris on “Barney Miller” (1975-1982) – age 71 26 – Fritz Weaver, Actor – Dr. Josef Weiss in the mini series “Holocaust” – age 90 28 – Van Williams, Actor – Kenny Madison in “Bourbon Street Beat” (1959) & “Surfside 6” (1960) – age 82 28 – Jim Delligatti, McDonald’s franchisee – created The Big Mac – age 98 30 – Keo Woolford, Actor – Det. Chang on Hawaii Five-0 (2010 version) – age 49 30 – Grant Tinker, Television executive – Chairman and CEO of NBC (1981-’86) married to Mary Tyler Moore (1962-’81) – age 90 DECEMBER 03 – Don Calfa, Actor – Paulie the hitman in “Weekend at Bernie’s” (1989) – age 76 03 – Billy Chapin, Actor – Little John Harper in “The Night of the Hunter” (1955) – age 72 07 – Greg Lake, Musician – founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Lucky Man” – age 69 08 – Joseph Mascolo, Actor – Stefano DiMera on “The Days of Our Lives” (1982-’85) & (1993-2001) – age 87 08 – John Glenn, WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot. Marine Colonel. NASA Astronaut. Senator from Ohio (1974-99). Married for 73 yrs – first American to orbit the Earth (1962) – age 95 12 – Jim Lowe, Singer – biggest hit “The Green Door” (1956) – age 93 13 – Alan Thicke, Actor – Jason Seaver, the father on “Growing Pains” (1985-’92) – age 69 14 – Bernard Fox, Actor – Dr. Bombay in “Bewitched” and Colonel Crittendon in “Hogan’s Heroes” – age 89 15 – Craig Sager, Sports Reporter – best known for covering the NBA and for his loud suits – age 65 18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian Actress and Socialite – Moulin Rouge (1952), married nine times to mostly wealthy men – age 99
  22. I don't think 99 was a good age for her. By all reports the last ten years of her life were beset by one medical misery after another. I suspect she stuck around a few years too many. She is at peace now so RIP. If you haven't seen Queen Of Outer Space it is well worth checking out. It is what hipsters would call a camp classic. I laughed my head off when I saw it.
  23. The democrats need to do something. They somehow ceded all the downticket races to the republicans. Those state legislatures all mattered and now the republicans have rigged it so it is nearly impossible for the democrats to retake the house. And we see what those state houses are doing right now in NC. Populism is fun, and I agree with a lot of what Bernie says, but populism long term never seems to work. It is emotionally satisfying but doesn't seem to be any way to run a country. I guess you gotta fight fire with fire maybe. I am not a fan of going to the middle because all that happens then if <-x------y-> that is the spectrum and you are where the x is and you go the middle all that happens is the people at Y move an equal distance further away from the middle: <----x----y-> never happens, but <-----x-----------y-> does forcing x to move even further to get to the middle that never seems to materialize. Just look at how the extreme of the extreme Mike Pence is now called mainstream, and even though many people agreed with Bernie he was called extreme left. And Mitt who was "severely conservative" just four years ago is now considered basically a RINO in the middle, the favorite of all liberals and moderates.
  24. But that is what conservatives said in 1939, leaving England to fight alone by 1940. Roosevelt did an end run around public opinion and the world was better for it. Being the USA can suck because the weight of the world is on the president's shoulders, but as they say in spider-man "with great power comes great responsibility".
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