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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 - 11:58am

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I searched for an online sentence-diagramming service, but when I pasted this in, the website went dark, then later I think I heard it sobbing.

Took me a while to type this 'cuz I had to dry out my keyboard but

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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 - 11:32am

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I'm actually confused by all the hyperbole. Is any of this so hard to understand? Uh oh. Just got the signal. Excuse me please. The trick questions are the best, aren't they?

  I actually understand what you are saying which is usually not the case. lol

  Well aren't you the encouragement today? LOL

I mean, in the famous words of one John Donne; a credo...

"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness....No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."


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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 - 11:16am

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I'm actually confused by all the hyperbole. Is any of this so hard to understand? Uh oh. Just got the signal. Excuse me please. The trick questions are the best, aren't they?

 




I actually understand what you are saying which is usually not the case. lol
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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 - 10:56am

I'm actually confused by all the hyperbole. Is any of this so hard to understand? Uh oh. Just got the signal. Excuse me please. The trick questions are the best, aren't they?


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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 - 10:43am

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I searched for an online sentence-diagramming service, but when I pasted this in, the website went dark, then later I think I heard it sobbing.

 
{#Roflol}
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Posted: Oct 14, 2017 - 9:50am

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I searched for an online sentence-diagramming service, but when I pasted this in, the website went dark, then later I think I heard it sobbing.

 
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All mimsy were the borogoves, 
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 1:27pm

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I searched for an online sentence-diagramming service, but when I pasted this in, the website went dark, then later I think I heard it sobbing.

 
I was the on the blackboard sentence diagramming champ in my 7th grade English class.  {#Mrgreen}

Grade 27.1 ?  A new high score for me.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

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See below.

 
Yes, I just saw that.  I figured my prior post got buried so I brought up some of the similar points in the newer one.  By the way, few actors or entertainers probably deny the existence of "the casting couch", but most are obviously afraid to discuss it or explicitly name names - that is because of the power structure of that business, not because of the Democratic Party.  I also despise the hypocrisy and the alleged "moral high ground" poses - ask Larry Craig or Ted Haggard.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 1:13pm

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  Which Democratic Party politician facilitated and enabled his behavior exactly?  Was Weinstein running for some political office; has he ever held an elected office?  Who, exactly, denied it's existence: Obama, the Clintons, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi?   Which Democratic politician was ever even asked about his behavior?  
  This is just more desperate "whataboutism", which seems to be the only way anyone could possibly try to rationalize Trump.  Sure, Trump is an amoral, narcissistic, sexual predator who breathes lies and is dangerously incompetent at his job, but what about this sleazy yet very wealthy studio head (private citizen) who gave tons of money to Democratic campaigns and rubbed elbows with a bunch of politicians?  
 
Do I think that the majority of the so-called "Hollywood elites" are a bunch of hypocrites?  Of course I do.  Do entertainment and creative types tend to be more liberal politically?  Yes.  Do I think Weinstein's deplorable behavior had anything at all to do with the Democratic Party or their (woefully out-of-touch) agenda?  No.  

 
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 1:11pm

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Neither Weinstein nor Karan are elected politicians, neither are they spokespersons for the Democratic Party.  NBC also refused to publish sexist and vulgar remarks made by your President which were recorded during "The Apprentice".  The New York Times first published the story, but as you know, wealthy powerful men have ways of blocking stories.  I agree, there is often a double standard about a lot of things, especially when they involve wealthy celebrities or purveyors of "culture", but aside from Weinstein being a supporter and donor of the Democratic party, this is a Hollywood story, and it certainly has nothing to do with anyone here or their political leanings.  There is a long and sordid history of Hollywood studio heads being sexual predators: Louis B. Mayer, Darryl F. Zanuck, Jack Warner, Harry Cohn, etc. (and those are just some of the ones people know about from the old days); hopefully this will help shed more light on it and make the virtually unchanged, hundred-year-old archetype of the movie business less lurid. 

 
No its not just a Hollywood story.  It is the story of the media / entertainment cabal which is completely aligned with one political party.  One only has to endure the endless political preaching of outright hate and opposition to Romney, Trump and conservatives during any award show or photo op.  They claim the moral high ground while doing so.  These actors are paid /rewarded and told what to do and say and do it or not work; to be cut off from all the goodies that they have grown both accustomed to and dependent on.

Hollywood outright shills for the Democratic party.  And Hollywood is all about power and manipulation of emotion and thought.  Its about keeping people in line and under an oppressive thumb.  Its about treating women as nothing more than pieces of meat.  Yet they and the Democrats claim to be the saviours of women and their rights in the face of those dastardly nasties, those of the political right.  They have made it their brand and it has been swallowed whole, without question, because of the endless parade of celebrity saying it is so.  It is the marketing arm of social justice.  And they are laughing not only on the way to the bank, but up until now, the halls of Congress and the White House.  

Sure the casting couch is ancient, but the pretense of its current non existence is plain mind boggling.  Its about power and the exercise of it over a starlet or an intern.  When Michelle Obama says outright that any woman who voted for Trump only did so because she was told to, what do you say about why any woman who voted for Hillary, especially in light of these revelations of the Hollywood / Democratic cabal that lives the mantra of do as I say, not as I do, in the ultimate show of hypocrisy, outright deception and theft of the moral high ground ?

 Rewatch Wag The Dog and get back to me.  Its the How To Guide ...


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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 1:11pm

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If we agree on that, do we agree that it may be worse to facilitate and enable this kind of behaviour while denying its existence on their side of the political aisle and claiming the moral high ground in denouncing their opponent for the same kind of behaviour and pretend to be surprised when confronted with it and wait a week to then denounce it ?

 
  Which Democratic Party politician facilitated and enabled his behavior exactly?  Was Weinstein running for some political office; has he ever held an elected office?  Who, exactly, denied it's existence: Obama, the Clintons, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi?   Which Democratic politician was ever even asked about his behavior prior to the last week or so?  
  This is just more desperate "whataboutism", which seems to be the only way anyone could possibly try to rationalize Trump.  Sure, Trump is an amoral, narcissistic, sexual predator who breathes lies and is dangerously incompetent at his job, but what about this sleazy yet very wealthy studio head (private citizen) who gave tons of money to Democratic campaigns and rubbed elbows with a bunch of politicians?  
 
Do I think that the majority of the so-called "Hollywood elites" are a bunch of hypocrites?  Of course I do.  Do entertainment and creative types tend to be more liberal politically?  Yes.  Do I think Weinstein's deplorable behavior had anything at all to do with the Democratic Party or their (woefully out-of-touch) agenda?  No.  
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 12:58pm

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I searched for an online sentence-diagramming service, but when I pasted this in, the website went dark, then later I think I heard it sobbing.

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 12:43pm

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If we agree on that, do we agree that it may be worse to facilitate and enable this kind of behaviour while denying its existence on their side of the political aisle and claiming the moral high ground in denouncing their opponent for the same kind of behaviour and pretend to be surprised when confronted with it and wait a week to then denounce it ?

 
I searched for an online sentence-diagramming service, but when I pasted this in, the website went dark, then later I think I heard it sobbing.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 12:28pm

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Yeah, considering all those who kissed his ass pretended to be holier than everybody in putting Trump down.  That and the news about NBC and the NYT killing stories about him.  Yeah, I'm not afraid to go there.  

This is the double standard and the elitist hypocrisy at its finest / worst.  Donna Karan was a real gem ...

Fashion designer Donna Karan comes to Harvey Weinstein's DEFENSE suggesting his victims may have been 'asking for it' by the way they dress calling the shamed mogul and his wife 'wonderful people'

Yeah, let's go there.


Well, if you insist...

Such behavior is despicable and disqualifies a man for a role in public life.

Can we agree on that? Because if we can...

 
If we agree on that, do we agree that it may be worse to facilitate and enable this kind of behaviour while denying its existence on their side of the political aisle and claiming the moral high ground in denouncing their opponent for the same kind of behaviour and pretend to be surprised when confronted with it and wait a week to then denounce it ?
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 8:28am

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Extradite him to California (or wherever)? Surely there's got to be a D.A. with balls (or maybe actually one without any).

As appealing as that sounds I doubt a California DA would indict Cyrus Vance. {#Cheesygrin}


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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 - 6:20am

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kurster:  Do you support inexpensive, widely available alcohol?  

If you do, then you sir are part of the rape culture.  Alcohol is the violent assault, sexual assault, rape and homicide drug of choice. 

As for others "not knowing", what about Weinstein's wife?  How could she not know?   Is she stoopid?  

Why is she finally divorcing him now?  Why did it take so long?

 
I don't drink alcohol.  Been 30 years since I've imbibed on a regular basis.  I can count on one hand how many times I've had a drink in the past 15 years.  Not an alcoholic, just quit because it doesn't agree with me, makes me too stupid and its too expensive.  That and I've had a CDL since they were created.  Just because I have one of those, I'm held to a higher standard. 0.04 (1 drink) means I have too much in my system and can be arrested for DUI regardless of what I am driving, working or not.  If it was made illegal again, it wouldn't bother me one bit.  I've been dealing with a different kind of prohibition for over 50 years.
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Posted: Oct 12, 2017 - 5:52pm

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It's just lovely all these lurid details, confessions, etc., but why isn't this in court already?

Ask Cyrus Vance, Manhattan DA. And do it at a campaign press conference—he's running for re-election. 
 
Extradite him to California (or wherever)? Surely there's got to be a D.A. with balls (or maybe actually one without any).

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Posted: Oct 12, 2017 - 5:25pm

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It's just lovely all these lurid details, confessions, etc., but why isn't this in court already?

Ask Cyrus Vance, Manhattan DA. And do it at a campaign press conference—he's running for re-election.
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Posted: Oct 12, 2017 - 5:02pm

It's just lovely all these lurid details, confessions, etc., but why isn't this in court already?
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Posted: Oct 12, 2017 - 2:28pm


Facing Down the Network That Protected Harvey Weinstein - NYT
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