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OMG!!1! Let's not frighten the scared old white people who'll never vote for us anyway!

Carville says, "The Democratic Party canít be more liberal than Sen. Joe Manchin. Thatís the fact. We donít have the votes."

Then in the same paragraph, he mentions Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff winning the two Georgia senate seats -- two new U.S. Senators who are both more liberal than Joe Manchin. Elected by Georgia voters.

I agree completely with EarlG's post in this thread. The Republicans frame Bill and Hillary Clinton as communists, for God's sake. So I hardly think we need to cater to their framing.

Biden is on the right track. Stay focused on policies that benefit the majority of Americans across the board, and let the Republicans fume about Dr. Seuss and "limousine liberals."

Spotify CEO stands by anti-vax propagandist, podcast host Rogan

Joe Rogan spread anti-vaccine misinformation. Spotify's CEO is standing behind him
- CNN Business
By Kerry Flynn -- Updated 11:55 AM ET, Wed April 28, 2021

New York (CNN Business) Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is standing behind and promoting his company's top podcast host, Joe Rogan, even after Rogan spread anti-vaccine misinformation on-air.

Rogan said in a recent episode of his podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," that healthy young people should not get the Covid vaccine, a statement that stands in contrast to all credible public health advice. When Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw asked Ek about those comments on Wednesday, Ek declined to address them directly.


Rogan broadcast his anti-vaccine message at a point in the Covid-19 pandemic in which more younger people are getting hospitalized from the virus and remain at risk for spreading it.

"Joe Rogan is wrong. I'm hoping he was just trolling for new subscribers, but he has a pretty big platform and that's really destructive," CNN media analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner said on "New Day" Wednesday. "The young are the reservoirs of this virus in our community. They are really powering the spread so the only way to put this virus down once and for all is to immunize."

Spotify says it has 8 million creators, but the company continues to single out and champion Rogan, a major name in podcasting who it signed to a licensing deal last May. On its first-quarter earnings report released Wednesday, Spotify name-dropped Rogan twice. The report said Rogan's podcast was helping Spotify grow its ad-supported business and that the podcast had performed above the company's expectations for adding new users and engagement.

As usual, follow the money.

I've never listened to Rogan's podcast, but if I did, I'd start boycotting it now. And I don't have a paid Spotify account, but if I did I'd cancel it and let them know why.

What's up with Netflix dubbing every foreign-made series into English??

Sorry if this topic has been rehashed here already, but if so I haven't seen the threads.

We recently watched "The Valhalla Murders," another dark snowy noir series with grim-faced characters and brutal killings to solve, this one set in Iceland. With "Default" set as the language of choice on our Apple TV, the damn thing was dubbed into English! We use subtitles even on English-language shows, because dialogue is often hard to pick up these days. With this series, we often encountered hilarious but maddening discrepancies between dubbed English and the subtitles, for example reading "Goddamn that motherfucker to hell!" and hearing the voiceover actor say "Man!" or vice versa.

We like hearing the dialogue as spoken by the performers, because you get the emotional impact of skilled actors speaking their lines as the writer and director intended, instead of somebody sitting in a room with headphones reading an English translation (that's possibly inadequate). So it was an annoyance throughout that series, which we decided to put up with. Whenever possible, we choose to hear the original dialogue, whatever the language, and read the English subtitles. But Netflix caters to lazy Americans who can't be bothered with subtitles.

Anybody else struggle with this issue and have suggestions?

Shawshank Redemption: "Brooks Was Here"

From Thomas Newman's masterful soundtrack, one of the reasons a friend of mine says, "This movie is like crack to me."

Fred Hersch Trio: Wichita Lineman

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