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    I am sick of the pompous ass celebrities who think that they have to tell us to vote or we won't do it. Shut the fuck up you conceited pieces of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndySteel View Post
    I am sick of the pompous ass celebrities who think that they have to tell us to vote or we won't do it. Shut the fuck up you conceited pieces of shit.
    Proud to be everything a Liberal hates.

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    Look, I know they are talented at what they do. And I like good movies and TV shows as much as the next guy. I watch the Oscars every year because I like movies. I like the cinematography award the best because I can still be blown away by the beauty of film on a huge screen in front of me (and still have no idea how they do it or how someone could think some of that stuff up).

    The last few years it's been a bad stretch of best picture nominees and I didn't like their decision to go away from 5 nominees to "up to 10" as it becomes kind of a love-fest and a way to throw bones around to minority films, popular films and animated films. Maybe they had to do that.

    But I am continuously amazed (like I am that some people worship athletes) that people put these actors on a liberal pedestal or think their opinions on politics matters. Hollywood is one of the most corrupt, sexist, racist, morally repugnant industries on the planet. The industry (as a whole) is terrible at being married, terrible at raising children, terrible at following the law. Yet, their opinion matters on issues for our country? It makes no sense. They are the exact OPPOSITE of what normal America is. The exact OPPOSITE of how everyday Americans should be leading their lives. In all honesty, they are the joke, not the President. Many of them are great artists. They really are. They keep the masses entertained (and that's not a bad thing to live in a country that has the luxury and time to BE ENTERTAINED), but my God, them and rich professional athletes are by and large the worst two demographics of "examples to live by" as I can imagine in any society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndySteel View Post
    Do you have some examples of Fox lying? And donít google a bunch of leftist horseshit. What have you yourself seen on Fox News that was not true?
    Media bias isn't just obvious truth vs. obvious lies. It's about what they choose to report and what they choose to ignore, what they choose to emphasize vs. what they choose to gloss over.

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    A lot of celebrities didn't even finish high school. As a group they aren't the sharpest tools in the shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneforthebus View Post
    Media bias isn't just obvious truth vs. obvious lies. It's about what they choose to report and what they choose to ignore, what they choose to emphasize vs. what they choose to gloss over.

    I’m well aware of that. The difference between factual reporting (Fox) and biased spin (Fake News MSM) is remarkable. Even Helen Keller can see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deljzc View Post
    Look, I know they are talented at what they do. And I like good movies and TV shows as much as the next guy. I watch the Oscars every year because I like movies. I like the cinematography award the best because I can still be blown away by the beauty of film on a huge screen in front of me (and still have no idea how they do it or how someone could think some of that stuff up).

    The last few years it's been a bad stretch of best picture nominees and I didn't like their decision to go away from 5 nominees to "up to 10" as it becomes kind of a love-fest and a way to throw bones around to minority films, popular films and animated films. Maybe they had to do that.

    But I am continuously amazed (like I am that some people worship athletes) that people put these actors on a liberal pedestal or think their opinions on politics matters. Hollywood is one of the most corrupt, sexist, racist, morally repugnant industries on the planet. The industry (as a whole) is terrible at being married, terrible at raising children, terrible at following the law. Yet, their opinion matters on issues for our country? It makes no sense. They are the exact OPPOSITE of what normal America is. The exact OPPOSITE of how everyday Americans should be leading their lives. In all honesty, they are the joke, not the President. Many of them are great artists. They really are. They keep the masses entertained (and that's not a bad thing to live in a country that has the luxury and time to BE ENTERTAINED), but my God, them and rich professional athletes are by and large the worst two demographics of "examples to live by" as I can imagine in any society.
    Amen to all of it. But to your point about cinematography, it's great to watch a movie that really appreciates the art of cinematography above all else. I absolutely loved "The Revenant". Was the only movie my dad and I could watch together (he's very picky about what he watches) in a long time. Phenomenal cinematography there (and I think they won Academy Award for it). I bought it and have watched it probably 5 times now. Movies nowadays just don't get like that.

    Other movies off the top of my head with great cinematography: Gravity, Life of Pi, Saving Private Ryan, Mad Max (newer version) and I'm sure plenty of others I haven't thought about or mentioned. Roger Deakins is a master -- w/ Assassination of Jesse James, No Country For Old Men, True Grit etc. He's done some other great movies but those stand out IMO.

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    Speaking of cinematography, I have a rant. Whats' with the found footage technique? I guess it could have value, in a gimmicky way, for something like The Blair Witch Project (which I could never get through), but generally it is just annoying. Usually as soon as I see that a movie is one of those, I turn it off. Actually I did, sit through two - Cloverfield and Chronicle, and there was no reason to use that technique for either, although it was more plausible for Chronicle. More plausible, not enjoyable. It just sucks tremendously and I wish they would stop it. I don't want to see how a film maker manages to get around an obstacle that they create for themselves. Do that for your senior project. Just make nicely filmed movies for the paying audience.

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    It still amazes me that Stanley Kubrick. Hitchcock. Orson Welles and Kurosawa never won a best director Oscar but Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, Warren Beatty and Robert Redford have. Hell, Kubrick's 2001 lost to a musical.

    I think in recent years they are trying to fix that issue with Inarritu winning it for The Revenant and Birdman, Cuaron winning it for Gravity and Ang Lee for Life of Pi.

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    So I watched CNN last night. They are very nervous. Why? Because they are outspending Republicans big time, and if they make a poor showing, what excuse can they have except for their polices are resonating with the voters. A draw in the mid terms, would be a set back for the Dems and the party in power only kept both houses three times in our history for mid terms.


    A Republican slim majority can still happen for the house, and if that happens, Libs will become completely undone.

    If Dem's gain a narrow lead in the house, OKAY, I recommend Republicans huddling up and quickly passing the big laws NOW. If not President trump get out your executive order pen, and go to work.
    Out of smoke! Tomlin is 3-5 in his last eight playoff games, 3-6 if you include the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. He has won a playoff game in just 4 of his 11 seasons, and most of those came early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    So I watched CNN last night. They are very nervous. Why? Because they are outspending Republicans big time, and if they make a poor showing, what excuse can they have except for their polices are resonating with the voters. A draw in the mid terms, would be a set back for the Dems and the party in power only kept both houses three times in our history for mid terms.


    A Republican slim majority can still happen for the house, and if that happens, Libs will become completely undone.

    If Dem's gain a narrow lead in the house, OKAY, I recommend Republicans huddling up and quickly passing the big laws NOW. If not President trump get out your executive order pen, and go to work.
    Ok look, one of six things are going to happen...

    A. Democratic blow out... they pick up a plurality of votes in both the house and senate... this isn’t happening and even if it did they wouldn’t have enough for removing the president or overriding a veto.... this was the originally promised blue wave... this would justify their antitrump prosocialism agenda....

    B. Dems win the house with a decent gain, Get the senate by a vote or so... this is tge current hope of the Dems... its a longshot to get the senate though...

    C. Dems gain the house easily but don’t get the senate.... this is the odds on favorite .. gridlock and both sodes bickering for a few years will ensue...
    (Im a pro gridlock fan over any one party doing whatever they want)

    D. Dems barely gain the house dont get the senate.... this is the last acceptable scenario for the dems... Republicans will call it a massive win for trump and their agenda though

    E. Republicans hold both... the Dems will meltdown and it fractures them greatly going into 2020

    F. Doomsday Republicans gain seats in both houses... Dems scream about some imaginary fraud... civil war level meltdowns ensue

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    Republicans did close to nothing with the House, whether Dems win it, or Republicans hold it, close to nothing will continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madinsomniac View Post
    Ok look, one of six things are going to happen...

    A. Democratic blow out... they pick up a plurality of votes in both the house and senate... this isn’t happening and even if it did they wouldn’t have enough for removing the president or overriding a veto.... this was the originally promised blue wave... this would justify their antitrump prosocialism agenda....

    B. Dems win the house with a decent gain, Get the senate by a vote or so... this is tge current hope of the Dems... its a longshot to get the senate though...

    C. Dems gain the house easily but don’t get the senate.... this is the odds on favorite .. gridlock and both sodes bickering for a few years will ensue...
    (Im a pro gridlock fan over any one party doing whatever they want)

    D. Dems barely gain the house dont get the senate.... this is the last acceptable scenario for the dems... Republicans will call it a massive win for trump and their agenda though

    E. Republicans hold both... the Dems will meltdown and it fractures them greatly going into 2020

    F. Doomsday Republicans gain seats in both houses... Dems scream about some imaginary fraud... civil war level meltdowns ensue
    I'm going with F or E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndySteel View Post
    I'm going with F or E.
    I think you are overly optimistic but we shall see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndySteel View Post
    I'm going with F or E.
    If that were to happen Pelosi might jump off the Golden Gate. Now you wouldn't want that to haunt you would you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy92040 View Post
    If that were to happen Pelosi might jump off the Golden Gate. Now you wouldn't want that to haunt you would you?
    I would still sleep well at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madinsomniac View Post
    Ok look, one of six things are going to happen...

    A. Democratic blow out... they pick up a plurality of votes in both the house and senate... this isn’t happening and even if it did they wouldn’t have enough for removing the president or overriding a veto.... this was the originally promised blue wave... this would justify their antitrump prosocialism agenda....

    B. Dems win the house with a decent gain, Get the senate by a vote or so... this is tge current hope of the Dems... its a longshot to get the senate though...

    C. Dems gain the house easily but don’t get the senate.... this is the odds on favorite .. gridlock and both sodes bickering for a few years will ensue...
    (Im a pro gridlock fan over any one party doing whatever they want)

    D. Dems barely gain the house dont get the senate.... this is the last acceptable scenario for the dems... Republicans will call it a massive win for trump and their agenda though

    E. Republicans hold both... the Dems will meltdown and it fractures them greatly going into 2020

    F. Doomsday Republicans gain seats in both houses... Dems scream about some imaginary fraud... civil war level meltdowns ensue

    I'm going with D, with the Republicans picking up seats in the senate. The house really doesn't matter as much. For openers Republicans can huddle up now and PASS any LAW before the new session, and President Trump can executive order what he pleases.

    E would be a nice surprise, and make me never want to trust the polls again.

    F can be seen weekly regardless of who wins the election as long as Trump is President, but this I'm moving to Canada thread remains a running joke. Sure, sure.
    Out of smoke! Tomlin is 3-5 in his last eight playoff games, 3-6 if you include the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. He has won a playoff game in just 4 of his 11 seasons, and most of those came early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy92040 View Post
    If that were to happen Pelosi might jump off the Golden Gate. Now you wouldn't want that to haunt you would you?
    What haunts me is Democrats prefer Socialism to Capitalism. As bad as Pelosi is, her replacement could be worse. If Socialism takes hold, I might actually switch parties and vote for moderate Democrats during their primaries, and Republican, ( 90% ) of the time of the general elections.
    Out of smoke! Tomlin is 3-5 in his last eight playoff games, 3-6 if you include the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. He has won a playoff game in just 4 of his 11 seasons, and most of those came early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    The house really doesn't matter as much. For openers Republicans can huddle up now and PASS any LAW before the new session, and President Trump can executive order what he pleases.
    The Congress under Pelosi will not be about passing legislation. It will be about spending, and starting every investigation of anything Trump. Schiffty will be on MSNBC every night creating a daily hysteria. Maxine Waters will continue to be an idiot. And all of the current investigations regarding FISA and spying on Trump will end. On the other hand, Trump will restructure the DOJ, and have those investigations done correctly, with teeth.
    You lost. Get over it.

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    On Election Eve, Nancy Pelosi Promises to Be Speaker: ‘I’m Really Good At What I Do’

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told HuffPost in an interview published Monday that she is confident Democrats will win the House of Representatives, and that she is the best candidate to be Speaker of the House. The interview notes that Pelosi “is mapping out her speakership before waiting to see if Democrats win control of the Hou

    “I know the territory,” Pelosi said in a recent interview, between bites of a chocolate gelato waffle cone in a suburban Maryland cafe. “And I’m really good at what I do.”

    Pelosi told HuffPost that she does not want to impeach President Donald Trump — though other leaders, including her deputy, suggested that Trump should be impeached for “treason” after he held a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year.

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