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A Moral Imperative
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Cinema’s Ages of Horror
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Rise of the Ewoks: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Wednesday Writs: The Case of the Too Short Fish
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A Bottle of Red, A Half Gallon of White
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Aaron Dean Charged with Murder in Killing of Atatiana Jefferson
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Call Me Dr….
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Beto O’Rourke Doubles Down on Revoking Tax-Exempt Status of Churches Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage
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A Dozen Democrats Debate
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Clare Briggs
Wonder What a Bass Drummer Thinks About
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Godzilla, The Shōwa Era: Paving the Path of Destruction
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The comments...

+ I think it's partially a question of ought vs. is. I mostly agree about the ought's: about what congress does and should do. The legislative should [. . .]
+ One of my buds went out to Singapore during the Halloween season last year (or was it the year before? They all blur together...) and [. . .]
+ As a former legislative staffer, my first question is usually, "What are the House rules and precedents?" The rules say an impeachment inquiry begins when a [. . .]
AvatarPD Shaw
+ A fun piece; inspired me to list my own favorites by era: Silent: huh? Classic Monsters: Bride of Frankenstein. Special mention: Dracula (1931 [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels

I hope we are not critiquing Speaker Pelosi's courtship rituals during Trump's second term.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine
+ I think Pelosi is going with the strategy of "when you grab them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow". That is build public [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ If Trump is re-elected(!) certainly... but between now and Nov2020? I suppose it depends on what the goal *really* is... if it is impeachment, [. . .]
+ No need to if you don't wish. As far as I'm concerned, you're doing a public service by reviewing the movies. (If you're not into [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels

Argle bargle flag with gold fringe something.

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Burt Likko
+ "Where are you getting this information from?" EU-mining or straight-up fanwank. Alan Dean Foster wrote a lot of stuff into the novelizations that was seized [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck

(Trump wiggles out of the jam easily)

Ah, well. Nevertheless,

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to PD Shaw
+ Thank you for the information! I didn't find that when I looked. It does sound like what I imagined--they gave you a margin for "just [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Nevermoor
+ 2024, the Democrat President is elected and immediately the Republican Congress starts an impeachment inquiry. Nevermoor: "This is ridiculous, they're hiding in the shadows [. . .]
AvatarEric Cunningham in reply to Gabriel Conroy
+ I've never seen them (or Family Guy) so it's not in the plan right now, but if there's popular demand for something I might do [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Michael Cain
+ Well, this inspection took place in 2007; digital cameras were around, but the idea that everyone had one in their pocket (on a smartphone) wasn't [. . .]

Eric: Do you plan on reviewing the Family Guy spoofs, too? (I'm asking for a friend.)

+ I don't know anything about the concert(s), being too young to have gone. But I love that album. ETA: I usually *don't* like albums qua albums. [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H
+ So today's reporting is that the dispatcher sent them on an open door check, which is another way of saying a suspicious burglary not a [. . .]
+ My thesis, strictly speaking, is consistent with the existence of an overlapping consensus. What potentially rules out the overlapping consensus are some other premises [. . .]
+ Where are you getting this information from? The movies, the highest canon, are vague enough about where the Death Star came from and what it [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Jaybird

Probably. Gotta see if i have a two for one coupon laying around.

+ The dorm I lived in my freshman year in college was going to be completely made over the next year, so the college said [. . .]

Did someone say "impeach Barr?" I'm good with that.

+ Something in the recesses of my mind says that I, too, once wrote about Yates and, I mean, how can a SCOTUS junkie not? It [. . .]

Wouldn't that be a reason to impeach Barr?

AvatarSaul Degraw

What nevermoor said.

Avatargreginak
+ Congress investigates stuff all the time. The R's has like 7 investigations of Benghazi. Congress is doing exactly what congress does. They don't need to [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Jaybird

Don't think so. Barr hasn't even recused himself yet which he should have. He will never authorize or cooperate with a new SC.

AvatarDark Matter in reply to DavidTC
+ Because it’s not a _social good_. We have multiple thousands of years of God's followers earnestly proclaiming that God in general and their faith specifically [. . .]

Here's Crazy Jaybird's thought: There's going to be another Special Counsel.

Special Counsel 2: Electric Boogaloo.

AvatarMarchmaine
+ I don't think there's a requirement to have an inquiry at all in order to have a vote on articles of impeachment as long as [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw in reply to Andrew Donaldson

He is clearly being blacked mailed and/or bribed.

Avatarquid_pro_quoth_the_raven
+ If you weren't sure Beto was a joke, now you know. And, frankly, some of the things the Democrats have said, either in the name [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Andrew Donaldson
+ So who do those new wars involve, and how many divisions should we send for how many decades to make sure we have access to [. . .]
AvatarNevermoor

Shorter: GOP tries to invent requirement, Pelosi says "pound sand."

He ended no war he just created a generation of several more

AvatarBrent F
+ Tom Steyer's climate activism focused on pipeline blocking above all else was incredibly counter productive and toxic to Canadian politics, so I'm kinda glad he [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Andrew Donaldson
+ I hope more leaders do that, then, because Trump could use a Nobel Peace Prize for ending a war that Obama said would be a [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Marchmaine
+ It isn’t there to protect the State from Religion, but to protect us from the Religion of the State. As a Baptist: Yup. It's why I pointed [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to George Turner
+ Heh, so money doesn't matter except when right wingers have it. How'd that work for em in the midterms? I wouldn't be so confident as [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to North
+ The free press the media gave Trump in 2016, almost 24/7 coverage, meant he didn't have to spend much last time. Now they're so [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to Dark Matter
+ Not just in theory. In practice these groups would be thrilled if someone walked in and wanted to be “educated” on the joys of Catholicism [. . .]
AvatarBrent F in reply to George Turner
+ That's right, but to be fair to Disney, Lucas couldn't find the old magic when he went back to Star Wars either. The prequel duels [. . .]
AvatarRoad Scholar
+ Don't have much to say either way about Ranch dressing, but I saw Billy Joel on his 52nd Street tour in '78 or '79. [. . .]
+ Erdogan, like Xi, Kim, and Putin before him, worked President Trump so thoroughly that he did everything but slap him on the ass and tell [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Chip Daniels
+ What is grimly funny about this letter is that Trump sent it before Ed started his offensive. So Ed get the letter, had a cabinet [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to George Turner
+ So in your third paragraph you demonstrate why money's a pretty shabby indicator of future performance then go on to gloat about how all the [. . .]