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New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms


WASHINGTON (AP) ó State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems.

Thatís just what election experts had expected and led critics to suggest that the new units were more about politics than rooting out widespread abuses. Most election-related fraud cases already are investigated and prosecuted at the local level.

Florida, Georgia and Virginia created special state-level units after the 2020 election, all pushed by Republican governors, attorneys general or legislatures.

ďI am not aware of any significant detection of fraud on Election Day, but thatís not surprising,Ē said Paul Smith, senior vice president of the Campaign Legal Center. ďThe whole concept of voter impersonation fraud is such a horribly exaggerated problem. It doesnít change the outcome of the election, itís a felony, you risk getting put in jail and you have a high possibility of getting caught. Itís a rare phenomena.Ē

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-voting-rights-florida-georgia-4db14ddccf37e4597cb9b7f20ec499b4

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Marjorie Trailer Trash Gangrene may have opened her mouth a little too much

In a Newsweek article defending the Orange Whale for defending Jan. 6 defendants and saying he'd pardon them ...

Greene also took aim at unnamed critics "criticizing Pres Trump saying he should have done more with the power of the Presidency."

"Do you people want a tyrant? Do you really? Because once that door is opened, it doesn't shut," she wrote in her final tweet.

"Be careful the critics you listen to and be careful who you follow because you might find out the words they whisper that tickle your ears lead you down the path of destruction," the congresswoman concluded.

Little does she know (very little since it's Trailer Park Margie) how true those words are, especially when it comes to the Orange Whale.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-blasts-trump-critics-in-thanksgiving-twitter-spree/ar-AA14A1TJ?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=b48d2c6e49d241c2ba2bf7f126d94bc5

Milestone Moments - Young Frankenstein - Frau Blucher


Milestone Moments - Metropolis - opening scene

A genius of a film. Here's how it starts.


Milestone Moments - "The Empire Strikes Back" - "I Am Your Father"


Milestone Moments - 2001: A Space Odyssey - Open the pod bay door, Hal.


Milestone Moments - The Marx Brothers - Why A Duck

There are so many great Marx Brothers moments it's hard to pick one. But I did it anyway.

Milestone Moments - Ingrid Bergman, Dooley Wilson - Casablanca


TCM Schedule for Saturday, November 26, 2022 - "Annie," "Stagecoach," "An Inconvenient Truth" (!)

(Friday) 11:15 PM How the West Was Won (1962)
Panoramic Western following the daughter of a pioneering family from her youth in 1830 to old age.
Dir: John Ford Cast: Spencer Tracy, Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb
Runtime: 155 mins Genre: Epic Rating: TV-G CC: Y

2:15 AM Documentary: Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)
A retrospective look at A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) and the life of its lead actor, Mark Patton.
Dir: Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen Cast: Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Englund
Runtime: 99 mins Genre: null Rating: null CC: N

4:00 AM A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.
Dir: Jack Sholder Cast: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers
Runtime: 87 mins Genre: Horror Rating: TV-MA CC: Y

6:00 AM A Warm December (1972)

Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following her. A romance slowly develops between the doctor and Catherine, but there ...
Dir: Sidney Poitier Cast: Sidney Poitier, Yvette Curtis, Esther Anderson
Runtime: 99 mins Genre: Romance Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

8:00 AM Cartoon: The Field Mouse (1941)
A lazy field mouse proves his worth to his grandfather by rescuing him from a thresher.
Dir: Hugh Harman Cast: null
Runtime: 9 mins Genre: Animation Rating: TV-G CC: Y

8:10 AM Short: Annie Was a Wonder (1948)
This short film has narrator John Nesbitt tell the story of Scandinavian immigrant Annie Swenson, who worked as a cook/housekeeper in the Nesbitt home.
Dir: Edward L. Cahn Cast: Sven Hugo Borg, Kathleen Freeman, Howard Negley
Runtime: 10 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-G CC: N

8:21 AM Short: Hong Kong "The Hub of the Orient" (1937)

This focuses on the history, people and customs of Hong Kong.
Dir: null Cast: James A. Fitzpatrick, James A. Fitzpatrick, Winton Hoch
Runtime: 8 mins Genre: Short Rating: TV-G CC: N

8:29 AM Boots and Saddles (1937)
A ranch hand tries to help his greenhorn boss set up a racing stable.
Dir: Joe Kane Cast: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Judith Allen
Runtime: 59 mins Genre: Western Rating: TV-G CC: N

9:30 AM Short: The New Adventures of Tarzan: Chapter 20 - Secret Signals (1935)
Tarzan goes to Guatemala to find his lost friend and help discover hidden treasure.
Dir: Edward Kull, Wilbur McGaugh Cast: Ula Holt, Edward Kull, Merrill McCormick
Runtime: 17 mins Genre: Action Rating: TV-G CC: Y

10:00 AM Cartoon: Private Eye Popeye (1954) (TCM Premiere)

Popeye, in Sherlock Holmes regalia, is called to Olive's house to protect her diamond. When the butler steals it under Popeye's nose, our hero goes racing around the world & back again to find it and the crime is solved.
Dir: null Cast: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
Runtime: 7 mins Genre: Animation Rating: TV-PG CC:

10:08 AM Hell's Kitchen (1939)
The Dead End Kids star in this hard-hitting and heartwarming drama about an ex-convict's attempts to help the abused boys living in a shelter located in the roughest neighborhood in New York City, Hell's Kitchen.
Dir: Lewis Seiler Cast: Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey
Runtime: 81 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-PG CC: N

11:30 AM Short: Sucker List (1941)
This short film focuses on the attempts of a racketeer group to cheat individuals out of money.
Dir: Roy Rowland Cast: Noel Madison, John Butler, Richard Kipling
Runtime: 19 mins Genre: Crime Rating: TV-PG CC: N

12:00 PM Annie (1982)


An orphan attracts the attention of a Wall Street tycoon and a con artist.
Dir: John Huston Cast: Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn
Runtime: 128 mins Genre: Musical Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

2:15 PM The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Classic Mark Twain story of a young troublemaker who tries to help a runaway slave.
Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast: Tony Randall, Patty Mccormack, Neville Brand
Runtime: 107 mins Genre: Adventure Rating: TV-G CC: Y

4:15 PM King Solomon's Mines (1950)
A spirited widow hires a daredevil jungle scout to find a lost treasure in diamonds.
Dir: Compton Bennett Cast: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson
Runtime: 102 mins Genre: Adventure Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

6:15 PM Stagecoach (1939)

A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
Dir: John Ford Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine
Runtime: 96 mins Genre: Western Rating: TV-G CC: Y


8:00 PM An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Former Vice President Al Gore campaigns to expose the dangers of global warming while inspiring the public to take actions to prevent it.
Dir: Davis Guggenheim Cast: Al Gore
Runtime: 94 mins Genre: Documentary Rating: TV-G CC: Y

10:15 PM Boys Don't Cry (1999)
A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.
Dir: Kimberly Peirce Cast: Hilary Swank, ChloŽ Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
Runtime: 119 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-MA CC: Y

NOIR ALLEY: 12:30 AM Death of a Cyclist (1958)

A professor is having an affair with the adulterous wife of a wealthy businessman. On one of their interludes, they run over and kill a cyclist. They decide to leave the scene of the crime and let it go unreported for fear their identities and their tryst will be discovered. But, it soon becomes an act they cannot live ...
Dir: Juan Antonio Bardem Cast: Lucia Bose, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corra
Runtime: 86 mins Genre: Drama Rating: TV-PG CC: N


2:15 AM Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Hannah regularly meets with her sisters Holly and Lee to discuss the weeks' events and the men in their lives.
Dir: Woody Allen Cast: Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Moses Farrow
Runtime: 106 mins Genre: Comedy Rating: TV-14 CC: Y

4:15 AM Crossing Delancey (1988)
Romantic drama about a single New York City woman and her quest to find the right man, but then a matchmaker introduces the upscale intellectual to a pickle salesman.
Dir: Joan Micklin Silver Cast: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Jeroen Krabbe
Runtime: 97 mins Genre: Romance Rating: TV-PG CC: Y

Trump rips the Supreme Court as 'nothing more than a political body' after they ruled against him

Trump rips the Supreme Court as 'nothing more than a political body' after they ruled against him, even though he appointed 3 justices of the conservative majority

Business Insider/Kelsey Vlamis

Former President Donald Trump criticized the Supreme Court in a series of Truth Social posts after the high court on Tuesday rejected his request to block Congress from obtaining his tax records.

"Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do! It is unprecedented to be handing over Tax Returns, & it creates a terrible precedent for future Presidents," Trump said in a post early Wednesday morning. "The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price."

In follow-up posts, Trump rehashed complaints over the court's handling of the 2020 election and referenced reports of leaked opinions. In addition to the leak of the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, a former anti-abortion leader recently alleged that the 2014 Hobby Lobby decision involving contraception was also leaked.

He also accused the court of being "petrified" of Democrats and trying to be "politically correct" instead of "doing what is BEST for the USA."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-rips-the-supreme-court-as-nothing-more-than-a-political-body-after-they-ruled-against-him-even-though-he-appointed-3-justices-of-the-conservative-majority/ar-AA14tZrK?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=39763440882c45bea61218c1bcf5c885


Hilarious. The Orange Idiot will say anything to play to Magat Lemmings.
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