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  1. I could definitely see this being an even bigger fault line in the 2020 dem primary than it was in the 2016 dem primary.
  2. And this is an interesting point too. How far left do white lefties go before they lose the black vote? Because black voters do tend to have different interests than woke white lefties. It's an interesting thing to consider.
  3. Democrat Andrew Cuomo said today that America was never that great. Sad thing is, he will still probably be elected this fall. But it kind of dooms him in the 2020 presidential campaign. That is a sound bite that can be repeated ad nauseum. Honestly, the polls have Nixon way behind, but I could truly see her pulling an Ocasio-Cortez on him. NY resident my entire life, both upstate and downstate, and his poll numbers surprise me. I don't think he is as popular as his poll numbers suggest. Nixon is a dark horse, but her chances are higher than 0%.
  4. All soaps: you are required to confess to murders you did not commit if you suspect your loved one, in fact, committed them. You’re not allowed to ask first if your loved one actually did commit the murder.
  5. Very juicy, thanks for posting Carolineg. There is a good one with the Emily valentine actress on there too.
  6. Who else could they have put him with? Maybe Molly? But Jake wasn't dead yet.
  7. Rose was refreshing at first, but she got super annoying super quickly. She was only ever intended to be temporary, so it all was so funny at first. But once her initial storyline was over, the joke stopped being funny almost immediately. OMG I was soooo happy when Will poisoned her. And just how drab they made Lily when Rose was on. Lily spent about 3 years dressed in all brown. I think the Allison after JD was Marnie Schulenburg? She grew on me eventually, but I looooved Jessica Dunphy. She just reminded me of the kind of girl who would have befriended the gay kid and skipped class to smoke with him in high school.
  8. ATWT post-2000 Stable married couples may only have sex on the couch. The bed is reserved for one night stands.
  9. JamesFromLondon on soapchat.net has one of the best threads on the internet comparing Knots Landing to the other primetime soaps, week by week: http://soapchat.net/threads/knots-landing-versus-dallas-versus-the-rest-of-them-week-by-week.223/page-15 He's finally reached the storyline of Jill trying to kill Val, which I think is my favorite Knots storyline, just because of how absolutely unique it was. My favorite Knots seasons were definitely the first five, but I consider Jill trying to kill Val and the aftermath of that a rare late season gem, and Teri Austin and Joan Van Ark just played it so extremely well. You rarely see something that dark in a soap and I just ate that storyline up. Will we ever see anything that dark on TV again? The only thing I think of comparing to it is Walter letting Jane die on Breaking Bad, which I also loved (though I was sad, because I loved Jane.) But that wasn't pre-meditated. Jill's attempted murder of Val was just so unique on American TV, because you got it, you sympathized with her, she was completely evil but completely understandable. I really can't think of any other storyline quite like it. And Teri Austin in the opening credits of season 10 is just the piece de resistance. I do find Latham/Lechowick obnoxious in general, and especially on Knots, but when they were on, they were on, especially on Knots.
  10. Here you go: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wgi3cqRB-A He was embarrassingly bad... his only redeeming quality was when they showed him in his underwear.
  11. I mean Alan White was literally cursed from his first day. Don’t get me wrong, he was hot and couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag, but Nancy actually uttered the line, “so, what do you think?” It was either a Craig Heller or Lynn Martin day, as we were frequently subject to back then. It was immediately clear that he was quite sexy but had zero acting chops.
  12. I think this is the comprehensive list of the adult Chris Hugheses: Ben Jorgenson Paul Korver Alan White Bailey Chase Dylan Bruce Daniel Cosgrove They could never get the character quite right.... honestly, I think Paul Korver was my favorite. Poor Daniel Cosgrove... He is the Ted McGinley of soaps. I think his best role was on Beverly Hills, 90210. But, unfortunately, in all of his roles he is always just kind of there.
  13. Ugh. Such a mistake. Bradley Cole needed to go and stay gone, and when he came back it was even worse because his hair was so stupid. The P&G soaps just made every single wrong decision in their last decade.
  14. I thought he worked best with Molly. And he was definitely better than any of the Chris Hugheses who came after....
  15. Val and Greg -- Knots Landing. They finally got a storyline together in season 13 when Val was going to write a book about Greg, but JVA already had one foot out the door. They may have never actually had a one-on-one scene together in the 8 years they were both of the show prior to that. How crazy is that?
  16. Phillip/Chloe vs. Brady/Chloe, DAYS. Actually IIRC it's one of the things that made me stop watching DAYS. It can't just be a coincidence that it tends to be the worst couples that have the worst fans, though. I mean, Mannyacs? Yeah, I get it when JL was Michelle, but NSA was zzzzzzzzz as Michelle.
  17. Indeed. The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a means to an end. All sides seemed to agree that it was a ridiculous bill, but one side found it necessary in spite of that. I grant that the Republicans trying to repeal it in its entirety was and is ridiculous. But somewhere along the way, it ceased being a means to an end for Democrats, and became an end unto itself, and I think that's where the Democrat Party lost its way. Democrats like to pretend it made things better for everybody. Republicans like to pretend it made things worse for everybody. The truth is somewhere in between. So to propose another vast overhaul of healthcare less than a decade after we're still recovering from the last one to me is grossly irresponsible. If the Republicans' "Repeal Obamacare" was a pipe dream fantasy that could not be enacted once they had the power to do so, so to is the Democrats' current "Medicare For All" fantasy. Replace your billion with trillion. The figure was 32 trillion. 32 trillion is 1,000 times 32 billion. Because he is saying we keep the same system we have now. You see the doctor whenever you want to, but you don't pay a premium and you don't pay a copay and you don't pay a deductible. We have the exact same healthcare system we have now except the government pays for it. And, again, Canada does not do it that way. There is rationing of care there. You can't just see whatever doctor you want for whatever and expect the government to pay for it. Again, FAST health care CHEAP health care QUALITY health care You really can only pick two of those.
  18. Well, indeed, who? Dems are co-signing his bill so obviously they do care. Millions of people voted for him in the primary, but they are invalid, according to you, because he is not really a Dem. Of course we already ration care. We consider people who are working more deserving of care. Bernie’s plan, which Dems have signed onto, keeps our current system and says the government will pay for it and there is no answer for how.
  19. Right, and that is totally sensible if you have a single payer health care plan, but that's not what's being proposed by Bernie and being co-signed by notable Democrats. What is being proposed by Bernie is that we keep our exact same health care plan except the government pays for it all.
  20. Countries with universal health care ration care to keep costs down. That is not what the Bernie Sanders plan entails. The Bernie Sanders plan entails keeping our current healthcare system with no rationing of care but the government pays for everything and there are no co-pays or deductibles. No country has that. It's a fantasy to imagine that we can both keep our current system of healthcare AND have the government pay for it all. There is fast health care. There is quality health care. There is cheap health care. You may only pick two out of those three under any sustainable single-payer plan. I really think the problem is that Americans think single-payer health care and universal health care are the same thing, because Canada is right next door. That is not the case... Look at deep blue Vermont which tried to implement single payer and dropped it because it would have been way too expensive. If deep blue Vermont couldn't do it, how could the US? The Democrats are selling people a bridge in Florida and should be ashamed of themselves. Their support of single payer is equivalent to the Republicans' supporting repealing the ACA during the Obama years. They are just posturing and have zero plans to make it work.
  21. Erica’s histrionics at her mother’s funeral — AMC Ray pushing Donna down the stairs — 90210. Though IMO, this enters so bad it’s good territory. This scene is just everything: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bgMql7P1yE8
  22. Stephanie B&B. I was happy for Susan Flannery when she made the decision to go natural. Anne Heche’s Marley wig on AW. Ugh it was just awful. We get it. We’re not stupid. Marley is the calmer sister. We don’t need a wig to remind us.
  23. The simple answer is I don’t know how you give affordable health care while the government also forces plans to cover pre-existing conditions. That, by definition, drives costs up. Yes, it is unfair that people get pre-existing conditions through no fault of their own. But the government cannot prevent that.
  24. This only tells half the story. While we did have tax cuts this year that contributed to the deficit increase, we also had a lush spending increase. Are you willing to give back your your tax cut? I’m not... what they need to do is roll back spending.
  25. Yup, last season finally cured me. How is this season? Any good?
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