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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I don't think my dad has voted for a single republican since Vietnam. Maybe Arne Carlson. I don't know that he's ever forgiven them for killing nearly 60,000 people over nothing.
    While I can understand why anyone from the Nixon era would never vote Republican , I don't quite get this statement. Is it because he felt Nixon surrendered? I'm hard pressed to think that he would feel the Repubs forced us into the war. Sure Ike sent advisors and equipment but it was only something like 1K men. JFK bumped that considerably but it was LBJ who threw the gas on the fire. Not trying to troll or start a feces throwing contest but just trying to understand his rationale.
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    While I can understand why anyone from the Nixon era would never vote Republican , I don't quite get this statement. Is it because he felt Nixon surrendered? I'm hard pressed to think that he would feel the Repubs forced us into the war. Sure Ike sent advisors and equipment but it was only something like 1K men. JFK bumped that considerably but it was LBJ who threw the gas on the fire. Not trying to troll or start a feces throwing contest but just trying to understand his rationale.
    Speaking as an inveterate hater of Republicans, Vietnam was a bipartisan disaster. JFK was a cold war liberal who hated the dirty rotten commies. LBJ had to worry about Dixiecrats and also the 60s version of our Deplorables -- Archie Bunker Dems left over from the New Deal coalition. And of course Nixon didn't even believe in the war, he just used it like he used everything to advance himself in the Richard III act that was his whole misbegotten life.

    Vietnam was when most Americans discovered that the US is just another imperial power on the road throwing its weight around, and just another class stratified machine at home pouring the Poors into the meat grinder to prop up share price. It marked the moment when political partisanship started to divide along lines of education and intelligence. The people on the left abandoned the mainstream Dems and the Republicans and created the liberal social movements that have ascended ever since, but the price we paid was the fragmentation on economic policy has given the Plutes a 50-year crime spree.

    We're only just coming out of it -- the right still lives in it every resentful day -- but we'll never really be rid of it until the Boomers just die off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Watched that when it was first on network, based solely on post Band of Brothers Damian Lewis.
    I did too. I liked it, for the most part. Lewis carried the show, and Shahi disappeared for a period, due to personal issues in her real life - marriage, IIRC. It was decent enough, mixing episodic TV with an over-arching serial story of trying to solve who it was that framed Lewis's character for the murder of his best friend, and the friend's wife and son. I would like to have seen it get a third season to close out the story arc.
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    Speaking as an inveterate hater of Republicans
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    As to the rest of your answer, I don't have any real arguments. None of the POTUSs were without blame. However, if this was a torts case and I could find comparative fault (UNOfan can correct me if I'm using the wrong term), LBJ would be responsible for the vast majority of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by busterman62 View Post
    As to the rest of your answer, I don't have any real arguments. None of the POTUSs were without blame. However, if this was a torts case and I could find comparative fault (UNOfan can correct me if I'm using the wrong term), LBJ would be responsible for the vast majority of it.
    Sounds about right to me. I'd say the blame goes .4 Archie Bunkers, .3 Dixiecrats, .3 Plutes. Of course, add them together by today's coalition and it's a perfect 1.0 GOP.
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    Methinks you overreact. I merely wonder how a female would both bear a child and also become a monk? In most traditions, the latter practice includes celibacy, no? Maybe after the first she then took up the second. I guess we'll see.
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    Saw the new Jeff Dunham special on Netflix streaming. The hits are awesome, but the misses are bad. It evens out in the end. Worth watching, but it ain't gold.
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    Is he the puppet guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Is he the puppet guy?
    Yeah. The hits he had were a bit edgier than I remember him rolling with. The misses were jokes that you saw coming a mile away; either cliched or just that obvious.
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    Marvel's Inhumans. Not good. Even Ramsey Bolton and Serinda Swan's boobs cannot make this enjoyable to watch.
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    I've pulled the plug on Orville. Lazy, dumb tripe.
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    I'm not seeing the humor in Orville either. Despite that, I'll keep watching it, and Inhumans. Because, Serinda Swan's boobs. Inhumans is only 8 parts, I believe, and two have already aired, and Orville won't be on air much longer.
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    Orville is one of those shows where I was going to let everyone else go in on the front lines.

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    Larry David is back! Solid season premiere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Orville is one of those shows where I was going to let everyone else go in on the front lines.
    So far it's one of the most average shows I've ever seen.

    if MacFarlane can get four seasons out of the Cleveland Show, one of the worst shows I've ever seen, he can surely get Fox to at least agree to a second season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    So far it's one of the most average shows I've ever seen.

    if MacFarlane can get four seasons out of the Cleveland Show, one of the worst shows I've ever seen, he can surely get Fox to at least agree to a second season.
    A better spinoff would have been Quagmire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    So far it's one of the most average shows I've ever seen.

    if MacFarlane can get four seasons out of the Cleveland Show, one of the worst shows I've ever seen, he can surely get Fox to at least agree to a second season.
    I will say, they handled the transgender issue better than most serious shows have.

    But yeah, for every joke that lands there are 2 or 3 that are just groaners, and then mixing in the attempts at seriousness just lead to awkward transitions. Imagine if Picard told a fart joke during the middle of the trial in the McCarthyism episode, for instance.

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    And it's like the comedy, and I use that term loosely in regards to this show, aspect of the show is simply a vehicle to pound the viewer over the head with Mcfarlane's take on the hot social issues of the day.

    Either be funny, or be preachy. you can't be both.
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