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Oscar Stunner — How Pleasant Run of the Mill Show Turned Into Nightmare For Announced Winner

Got to start with the appropriate lead in a review about a show sometimes fun, but never great, had an acceptable host with occasional clever bits, didn’t have big surprises for most of the awards, including announced winner La La Land for Best Picture.Co-presenter Warren Beatty seemed to toy with the crowd as he fiddled with the card, which he then showed to Faye Dunaway, who told the world what it expected: La La Land won the Oscar.The producers, cast and crew came onstage, gave the typical…See More
Mar 3
nerd cred commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Oscar Stunner — How Pleasant Run of the Mill Show Turned Into Nightmare For Announced Winner
"I watch the Oscars because I watch the Oscars. I'm not critical. Except Casey Affleck over Denzel? I haven't seen either movie yet but please. And now I watch the Oscars because Goddess Viola Davis might say something."
Feb 27
Ron Powell commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Oscar Stunner — How Pleasant Run of the Mill Show Turned Into Nightmare For Announced Winner
Feb 27
Foolish Monkey commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Oscar Stunner — How Pleasant Run of the Mill Show Turned Into Nightmare For Announced Winner
"you're a lot more tolerant than I am.  I LOVE oscars but I don't.  I'll probably watch it to my dying day because I'm a film nut, and I love the clothes and the film clips and even some of the speeches (when…"
Feb 27
JMac1949 Today commented on Michael Russnow's blog post 25th Amendment Might Provide Solution To Rid America Of Trump
"I'm not sure but I don't think that "Bat Shit Crazy" was ever considered as a constitutional disqualification for the office of POTUS."
Feb 24
Michael Russnow commented on Michael Russnow's blog post 25th Amendment Might Provide Solution To Rid America Of Trump
"You're referring to Pence, and of course it's true that the future doesn't look good for the next four years, what with him and Ryan and Hatch all next in line, but if we work hard to change the system to popular vote, it will happen,…"
Feb 23
alsoknownas commented on Michael Russnow's blog post 25th Amendment Might Provide Solution To Rid America Of Trump
"In a Monday morning e-mail exchange with a few of my buddies I remarked on this concept as follows: "I’ve been saying for quite some time now that when the Dominionists decide it’s time, Kim Jong-Don is going to have his attorneys…"
Feb 23
Safe Bet's Amy commented on Michael Russnow's blog post 25th Amendment Might Provide Solution To Rid America Of Trump
"So you'd be fine with giving Mike "Bring on the Apocalypse!" Pence the nuke launch codes, huh? (which he'll gladly use after he has every member of the LGBTQ community arrested and executed.)"
Feb 23
Ron Powell commented on Michael Russnow's blog post 25th Amendment Might Provide Solution To Rid America Of Trump
"Very true, but take a good look at who and what he'll leave behind."
Feb 23
nerd cred commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Memo To The Media: Maybe It’s Time For A “Spartacus” Moment
"I thought the same thing watching the press conference. Better: don't walk out. Just sit there in silence waiting for CNN to finish his question. Or publish only negative news and criticism - we need that - embargo all fluff."
Jan 17
alsoknownas commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Memo To The Media: Maybe It’s Time For A “Spartacus” Moment
"I don't think that your suggestion of a mass walkout is extreme at all. However, in a world that loses attention at 141 characters, what difference would it make to this person? I think Pence/Ryan will be at the helm within 6 months and Melania…"
Jan 17
Michael Russnow commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Memo To The Media: Maybe It’s Time For A “Spartacus” Moment
"Thanks, but directly quoting Trump may in itself be deemed "salacious," but unless someone can prove his words were cleverly edited and did not come out of his mouth exactly as he said them the vast majority of the major news media outlets…"
Jan 17
JMac1949 Today commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Memo To The Media: Maybe It’s Time For A “Spartacus” Moment
"In the 24/7/365 news cycle and the Faux News of Fox and the internet, "...their noble profession..." has devolved into the same "yellow journalism" of the 19th and early 20th Centuries.  Like our political parties, facts are…"
Jan 17
Michael Russnow commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Media Often Forget Hillary Clinton’s 3 Million Vote Victory: Acceptance of Trump Presidency Shouldn’t Halt Debate Over Future Elections
"Yes, but if we change the system the votes will matter.  Thanks for commenting."
Dec 22, 2016
JMac1949 Today commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Media Often Forget Hillary Clinton’s 3 Million Vote Victory: Acceptance of Trump Presidency Shouldn’t Halt Debate Over Future Elections
"Votes, votes??? We don't need no stinkin' votes.  Dems have won and lost two elections with popular votes.  Sad but true."
Dec 22, 2016
Ron Powell commented on Michael Russnow's blog post Clinton Chosen by 2.8 Million More Americans: Political Leaders Must Press Popular Vote Presidency, Not Give Up Like After 2000
"The invoking of the Constitutional safeguards against demagogues and lunatics is not "sour grapes" , poor sportsmanship, or the juvenile expression of discontent over an unwelcomed and unwanted  turn of events. It is the course of…"
Dec 13, 2016

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Professional TV and Film Writer, former Member of the Writers Guild of America West Board of Directors. Also embarking upon a career as an actor as a Member of SAG-AFTRA. Earlier served as a legislative aide in Washington to Senator Alan Cranston of California.
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Donald Trump: Deflector-In-Chief

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 2:16pm 0 Comments

Anyone following the news in recent days should be heartsick and amazed at the public actions of the American president — a man not elected by the people, but by the archaic Electoral College, which must be abolished.



If anything lends credence to the inadequacy of this flawed system one need only point to the…

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Oscar Stunner — How Pleasant Run of the Mill Show Turned Into Nightmare For Announced Winner

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 7:30am 3 Comments

Got to start with the appropriate lead in a review about a show sometimes fun, but never great, had an acceptable host with occasional clever bits, didn’t have big surprises for most of the awards, including announced winner La La Land for Best Picture.

Co-presenter Warren Beatty seemed to toy with the crowd as he fiddled with the card, which he then showed to Faye Dunaway, who…

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25th Amendment Might Provide Solution To Rid America Of Trump

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 5:30pm 6 Comments

In light of the wild, weird press…

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Despite Strong Criticism Of Trump By GOP Senators, They Mostly Fall In Line

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

When Ronald Reagan was elected president I literally became ill. It was unexpected as was his victory tally, but as difficult as it was to digest I accepted he was chosen by the preponderance of the American people.

Not so with Donald Trump, who under a flawed and archaic system achieved high office, but it wasn’t because more Americans were drawn to his bigoted, outrageous utterances.…

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