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  • GET IT OVER. Don't let impeachment trial interfere with Super Bowl

    01/20/2020 9:00:10 PM PST · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Jan 20 2020 | Rintintin
    The impeachment thing is a sham and a snooze. McConnell's "fast track" schedule isn't fast enough for my taste. The Senators should be given written presentations by both sides, and 24 hours to read them. Then, 4 hours for live questions, and 4 hours for live bloviations (er, speeches). Then, the acquittal vote. No witnesses, no dawdling. We've got to clear the decks quickly for the thing that's truly important - Super Bowl LIV
  • Why Baseball Needs A Real Commissioner Again

    01/20/2020 8:01:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 20, 2019 | Kyle Sammin
    Baseball needs a chairman who represents owners, players, and fans. They need someone who will truly act in the best interests of the game, not the best interest of the owners. Baseball is a great game, and the news on the field continues to be good. Top talent performs at the highest level and great players challenge the records of old.But the news off the field is bleak. Service time manipulation and rumors of electronic cheating scandals have been scandals for years, and now the news has come from Major League BaseballÂ’s leadership that they want to reduce the number...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) - ROUND 2

    01/19/2020 4:16:04 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 107 replies
    me | 1/19/20 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '60s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 26 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '60s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in play-off brackets, along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1 (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3807574/posts)
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('60S) ROUND 1

    01/12/2020 8:29:13 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 115 replies
    me | 1/12/20 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '60S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '60s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. Round 1 is listing candidate songs in order of preference. (The remaining rounds are handled as play-off brackets, starting with 32 pairs of songs to compare.) ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up play-off brackets for the rest...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the '60s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/07/2020 7:42:22 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 105 replies
    me | 1/7/20 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 2 and 5 years ago I ran "tournaments" to pick the best songs of the '70s and '80s, based on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best were included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3635562/posts I want to do that for the '60s, and some posters expressed interest in the '60s back then.
  • Why Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Is A Huge Letdown

    01/01/2020 1:12:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 1, 2020 | Jessica Kramer
    'Little Women' is so important and transcends each generation because it captures the differences between women — in personalities, desires, and fortunes. Greta Gerwig's rendition didn't quite cut it. “Little Women” is a timeless story that should make you cry. For goodness sake, Beth dies. The fact that I wasn’t a bit emotional watching the latest retelling of the classic story is quite concerning, and even more so, disappointing. Greta Gerwig’s new version left me completely devoid of feeling, although the story is full of it.In fact, two other recent adaptations — Clare Niederpruem’s modern adaptation of “Little Women” (2018)...
  • In a theme park parking lot at night, a worker sleeps in her car.

    12/05/2019 6:35:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2019 | Chabeli Herrera
    You’re not supposed to see them like this, their polyester prince costumes unbuttoned and backpacks hanging from the shoulders of their colonial period dresses. Flip flops on, lunch boxes in hand, legions of workers stream into an employee parking lot at Walt Disney World, weary from another shift of making magic at the world’s busiest theme park. This is the place where the pixie dust loses its sparkle. It’s where the low-wage workers who power Orlando’s tourism machine leave the attractions, hotels and eateries and fade into a community that doesn’t have enough affordable housing, public transportation or opportunities in...
  • Violence, profanity on the rise in kids' TV shows, study finds

    10/19/2019 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2019 | Christopher Vondracek
    Kids’ television shows aren’t what they used to be, an entertainment watchdog group says in a new report that notes a dramatic rise in violence and profanity in programs rated TV-PG. In TV programs sharing a comparable rating to Disney films, words such as “suck/blow,” “hell/damn” and “bitch” and voyeur-style violence are appearing increasingly, the Parents Television Council says in a study released Tuesday. The study compared 2017-2018 sweeps episodes rated TV-PG (appropriate for children with parental guidance) with similar programming from a decade earlier. It found that violence and foul language have crept into family programming without any resistance...
  • Jennifer Lopez...on Why ‘Hustlers’ Is an Empowering, Feminist Story

    09/12/2019 3:24:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    VARIETY ^ | 9/8/19 | RAMIN SETOODEH
    When Jennifer Lopez read the script for “Hustlers,” she felt an immediate connection to Ramona, the most powerful stripper at a New York club during the 2008 financial crisis. But she also liked that the screenplay for “Hustlers,” written by Lorene Scafaria, touched on much deeper themes. “It’s about the people, but it’s also about something bigger,” Lopez said. “It’s a universal story about life and greed and desperation and what people do.” STX Entertainment’s “Hustlers,” which opens in theaters on Sept. 13, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday night, to wildly enthusiastic reviews. The following day,...
  • Vinyl Is Poised to Outsell CDs For the First Time Since 1986

    09/07/2019 9:08:03 AM PDT · by fidelis · 130 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 6, 2019 | Elias Leight
    Sales of vinyl records have enjoyed constant growth in recent years. At the same time, CD sales are in a nosedive. Last year, the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) mid-year report suggested that CD sales were declining three times as fast as vinyl sales were growing. In February, the RIAA reported that vinyl sales accounted for more than a third of the revenue coming from physical releases. This trend continues in RIAA’s 2019 mid-year report, which came out on Thursday. Vinyl records earned $224.1 million (on 8.6 million units) in the first half of 2019, closing in on the...
  • Why Nobody in Hollywood Has Any Friends

    09/06/2019 8:45:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/30/2019 | Stephen Galloway
    Transience is the very essence of the entertainment business, unpredictability its warp and weft. Early this month, the market research and data analytics firm YouGov published the results of a startling poll. According to interviews with 1,254 adult Americans, 30 percent of millennials have no best friends, 27 percent have no close friends and 22 percent have no friends at all. Not surprisingly, the report named them “the loneliest generation.” But loneliness is all around and perhaps nowhere more profoundly than in Hollywood. Here’s what surprised me: that the statistics weren’t worse, for older people as well as millennials. Look...
  • Mediaversity reviews films based on wokeness

    08/18/2019 4:32:34 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | August 18th 2019 | Billy D
    A lot of times when we want to find out if a movie is woke or not, there aren’t many options. Usually we defer to critics from major sites or aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes to give us a glimpse into their mind-space to find out if they think a film is woke or not. However, it’s not particularly reliable and sometimes results in being more confounded than anything. However, there is a website that actually lays out if a movie is woke or not, and rates on how woke it is. The name of the site is Mediaversity Reviews, and...
  • Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Tony Award Collector, Dies at 91

    07/31/2019 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    Hal Prince, the Broadway royal and prodigious Tony winner, the producer or director (or both) of many of the theater’s most enduring musicals, including “Damn Yankees,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, died on Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. The death was confirmed by a spokesman. Mr. Prince began working in the theater in the halcyon days of Broadway, when Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein were its songwriting kings, the stage musical was a robust American art form (not to mention...
  • ‘My Little Pony’ introduces ‘LGBTQ couple’ in children’s cartoon

    06/17/2019 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17th June 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The “My Little Pony” franchise is selling more than plastic toys to little girls. A cartoon series based on the Hasbro company’s popular figurines aired an episode in which a same-sex female pony couple take charge of a school-aged pony named Scootaloo. Previously released in Europe, “The Last Crusade” was broadcast Saturday on the Discovery Channel. In an interview with Buzzfeed News, writer-producer Michael Vogel said he and co-writer Nicole Dubuc were delighted to introduce a same-sex couple, “Aunt Holiday” and “Auntie Lofty,” to the children’s show. They had the full permission of the company that owns the “My Little...
  • Political correctness propaganda on TV (Totalitarian modern left politicizes everything)

    I was watching netflix last night I saw there was a new season of slasher. The first two seasons weren't too bad so decided to give number three a shot. The show starts rolling along and there's a hijab wearing Muslim female high school student. Shes as sweet as can be. She helps a man in need. We soon find out the man she helped is a "gasp" white supremacist who secretly hates Muslims. Soon after that the slasher strikes, beheading a victim. At that point the slutty daughter of the "gasp" white supremacist attacks the poor wonderful Muslim girl,...
  • Pastor Matt Chandler warns Church is no longer about discipleship but 'being entertained'

    05/15/2019 8:35:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/15/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, recently criticized the amusement-driven church and encouraged Christians to participate in the Body of Christ for the purposes of discipleship and community — not entertainment. In a sermon delivered May 12, Chandler shared how, shortly after he began his ministry at The Village Church, his congregation grew from several hundred to several thousand. “My passion has not changed. I do not want to be a conference speaker. That is not what we’re doing,” he said. “You and I are so overstimulated, you and I are so overwhelmed with...
  • What Visiting a Park in China is like

    05/01/2019 4:29:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 1MAY19 | Editorial Staff
    Here we spend some time exploring China. In particular some of those outstanding mountains that are just about everywhere. Please kindly note that this post has multiple embedded videos. It is important to view them. If they fail to load, all you need to do is to reload your browser. China is a land of some amazing nature and spectacular views. You look at the brochures, and the commercials, and the videos and say “Man oh man, I just have to go there and visit that place!“. Well, this is what it’s like… It’s all about the climb.
  • Big Man Of Coeur D’alene Makes For A Night To Remember (UN-PC!)

    04/14/2019 4:47:32 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 13 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | 4/14/19 | Devin Weeks
    From the moment they gallivanted onto the Coeur d'Alene Eagles stage, umbrellas twirling, the contestants of the first Big Man of Coeur d'Alene had their audience wrapped around their brawny fingers. "Oh my GOD!" "WOO!" "Owwww!" "He's hilarious!" and other exclamations could be heard bubbling from an effervescent crowd that at times laughed to tears as some of North Idaho's most prominent dudes thrust all of their energy into a Saturday night to remember to benefit the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre. ...said a spunky Dr. Ryan Bones. "It is absolutely fantastic to see a completely sold-out crowd, standing room only,...
  • The Push to Demonize Private Gun Ownership Never Stops

    04/10/2019 5:29:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2019 | John R. Lott Jr
    The push to demonize private gun ownership never stops. Michael Bloomberg and other gun control advocates are continuing to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into research that the news media uncritically disseminates.Entertainment television shows are no less one-sided. Americans use guns defensively about 2 million times a year — about 5 times more frequently than guns are used to commit crimes. But don’t expect to see gun owners saving the day on television. Instead, gun owners are bigoted, hotheaded, and dangerous.ABC’s The Rookie has a scene where an armed neighborhood watch group is patrolling its neighborhood. One man wears a red baseball cap...
  • Critics: Will Smith Too Light-Skinned to Play Serena Williams’ Father

    03/05/2019 8:42:31 PM PST · by budj · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Mar 2019 | Justin Caruso
    The new film King Richard is facing allegations of “colorism,” as critics say that actor Will Smith’s lighter skin tone does not match the actual skin tone of the character he is cast to play.