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Tea Party  - 
 
I don't know why people hate the Times so much. Oh, wait, Tea Partiers and other "talking point conservatives" hate it - because it tells the truth. I love this comment about #eximbank:

"And if Republicans were really interested in reducing corporate welfare, they should seek to eliminate or reduce tax breaks for private equity firms and subsidies for Big Agriculture. Those polices cost the government billions of dollars a year. By comparison, The Ex-Im Bank generates a profit -- $675 million in the 2014 fiscal year -- and has a default rate of less than 1 percent.

"The truth is that the bank has become a convenient scapegoat for Tea Party lawmakers who want to show their supporters that they are doing something to make the government smaller. But all they are doing is hurting the American economy."
Tea Party lawmakers have blocked legislation, leaving American exporters at a competitive disadvantage.
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What's so very sad about the Republican Party and especially the Tea Party organization is that the people that are in this organization are the same people that need help from the government they are poor and they're buying into what the GOP is telling them and it's really really fat and then and there making such a mockery of this election
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I re-watched this atmospheric spy thriller, and loved it just as much as when i saw it in the theater. It is non-trivial (as the engineers like to say) to translate a great novel -- or novels -- into a good, or even great film. Tinker is not great/classic, but it is very, very good. And part of why it is, is that the screenwriters apparently took threads and storylines from a number of LeCarre novels, including the eponymous one, to craft the devilishly complex Cold War-era plot line. One thing reviewers commented on when this came out was the production design and lighting: that helmer Tomas Alfredson took pains to re-create 1960s London, and then lit that, and even what would be more brightly lit locales darkly, and used muted colors for wardrobe and much else. The effect is almost depressing, were it not for the sparkling performances by the who's who of great British actors. But the poster below demonstrates that Tinker's most guilty pleasure is the remarkable, restrained yet powerful, Oscar-nominated turn by Gary Oldman as Le Carre's tortured Spymaster, George Smiley. All Oldman has to do is look at the camera, and he says more than lesser actors say with all too many words. What a master class, but then you have Oldman on screen with John Hurt, or Oldman with Colin Firth, or Mark Strong, or Benedict Cumberpatch. I could go on. Get thee to Amazon Prime and watch in HD.
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+s haller Thanks for you comment. Glad you liked it.
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This is very, very funny.
From 'John Carter' to 'Santa With Muscles' to 'Dude, Where's My Car?' to 'Phffft' to just plain 'No,' Hollywood has produced a spectrum of questionable movie titles that range from vague to downright perplexing. The latest with that dubious distinction? Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha.'
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I have been saying this for some time, but my denialist Republican friends (yes, I have them) have been insisting that no, the industry has cleaned up its act. Or, they have baldly claimed that reform wasn't, and still isn't needed. The industry can police itself. Scary stuff, folks...
In a report, many financial professionals said they knew of wrongdoing in the workplace. And even more found regulators ineffective in stopping it.
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If I were gay I would want to marry Jon Stewart. Wait, gay marriage is illegal. Doh...
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Brilliant John.
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I am glad I wait to see some films - especially ones that have any 'controversy' associated with them. It gives me distance that allows a more objective evaluation. This riveting drama is no exception, as many musicians and those in the music education field felt that its 'stern' music teacher was a bit unrealistic. Maybe more than a bit. It kind of begs the question of how 'accurate' a film is required to be when portraying 'real life'. This topic has been debated ever since cinema was invented, but isn't the purview of my capsule review. I can't stop thinking about this film, not only because of the sensational performances by the Oscar-winning J.K. Simmons or the remarkable Miles Teller, the excellent camera work and editing, and of, course, the music. What I can't stop thinking about is the underlying question the film asks: is there a line, and when is it appropriate to cross it? That is more of a philosophical question, but that very question is interrogated well by 'Whiplash'. You don't have to have any familiarity with music education (I do, having had two daughters in the very competitive world of High School Marching Bands) or performance (have sung in church and secular choirs for most of my adult life) to appreciate the commitment that it really DOES take to make excellent music. But at what cost? Exactly...
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+Frank Ball I never had a Choir Director slap me in the face, but I have been shusshed when I was trying to work with my bass section to figure out who is singing bass, and who baritone. Sheesh...
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OK. So was listening to the excellent SiriusXM "Real Jazz" channel, and heard this outstanding #PaulDesmond  (and #JimHall ) piece. I loved it so much, and realized I didn't have any Paul Desmond in my collection -- separate from my Dave Brubeck -- so I bought the CD of "Bossa Antigua". What a treat. The RCA Victor reissue CD has three unreleased tracks, including, what the newer liner notes call a "more Bossa Nova" version of this same track, 'O Gato'. I don't know what is more remarkable, hearing Desmond's sultry, sexy sax, Hall's dependable six string, or realizing that most of the tracks on this album were written by Desmond. As most jazz lovers (but not many humans) know, Desmond was not only a virtuoso instrumentalist, but a great composer as well. I highly recommend this album either on vinyl (if you can find it) or CD. Or, if you have the bucks, get a subscription to a Hi Def streaming service like Tidal (which I use) or Deezer. You will NOT be sorry.
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I knew there was a reason why I don't (heart) Huckabee. I mean really, United States, are we seriously considering electing an overweight, balding white guy as president? How out of step are we, really. Let's just #nominatecaitlyn.
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In a keynote in February, Mike Huckabee reduces the struggles of transgender teens to a joke.
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Definition of "Delusional": "A false belief held despite strong evidence against it; self-deception." Does anything more need to be said?
In his first public appearance since 2008, Mr. Fuld mused about the economy, the Middle East, love and life, but danced around the downfall of his firm, Lehman Brothers.
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Had of course seen this fascinating "noir-that-is-not-a-noir" many years ago. Decided to watch again on Amazon Prime last night, and then couldn't help but read the volumes of information about the film, Joan Crawford and much else. One vector into this for me was the James M. Cain connection - I mean, Double Indemnity? John Garfield version of The Postman Always Rings Twice? Then there is this, what has been also called a "wife picture' but also called a "true noir" because the femme fatale - the odious daughter, Veda -- is actually a Femme. Some trivia: Crawford was home in bed when her Best Actress win was announced, because she was convinced that Hollywood hated her, and she had no chance of winning. Also, William Faulkner worked on this film, too (what great noir didn't he work on?) but his work and he were dismissed from the project as "inadequate". A Nobel prize winner. Huh. Finally, Michael Curtiz really, really didn't want Crawford on his film and made her life Hell until she finally started really acting. Something about shoulder pads? Enjoy...
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My take on a marvelous film by one of my favorite film-makers, P.T. Anderson, based on a novel by one of my favorite writers, Thomas Pynchon.
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I have only had good experience with Bob Smith, although I had heard some negative things. My only complaint is that they fired the service advisor that I was using before (some weird conflict with a customer, was all they told me). Every time I come here the whole experience is as expected: they answer the phone, schedule an appointment; when I show up they have my appointment in the system; my service advisor is available (although sometimes I have to wait); he is friendly, knowledgaable; they estimate the amount and time of repairs; they get me a loaner (sometimes an actual Bimmer, which is a treat - today I got to drive a new 2013 328 -sweet); and they call me for authorization of any additional repairs; and, they have always had my car ready when they said they would - or, if not, they have a reasonable explanation. What more could you want? Yes, they are pricey, but you pay more in LA, especially because the taxes are more. Steve Thomas is less expensive, but if I can get decent service here, why drive so far?
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Public - 2 years ago
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I don't know what the other guy is talking about. They tell you up front that you will have to pay for the visit, if they do not end up doing the repair - that is pretty standard for repair outfits - why would they send someone out just to use their expertise to tell you what is wrong, so, if you don't like their estimate, you can have someone else do it. I called these guys, they sent someone out promptly, he told me what he would be doing, then found out that the part he thought would need to be replaced did NOT need to be replaced (the drain pump on my washer was clogged, not brokent), They SAVED ME $106 (or whatever the price would have been without their markup - if you can find the part yourself, and repair it yourself, why did you call a repair outfit in the first place?). So, exactly the opposite experience.
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Public - 6 years ago
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