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Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:18 AM

What movie will best describe the rise and fall of

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Reply What movie will best describe the rise and fall of (Original post)
malaise Dec 2016 OP
Blanks Dec 2016 #1
malaise Dec 2016 #2
Jean-Jacques Roussea Dec 2016 #3
cilla4progress Dec 2016 #4
spanone Dec 2016 #5
Dave Starsky Dec 2016 #9
cilla4progress Dec 2016 #11
Dave Starsky Dec 2016 #15
cilla4progress Dec 2016 #17
Initech Dec 2016 #6
cilla4progress Dec 2016 #7
Initech Dec 2016 #10
safeinOhio Dec 2016 #8
BainsBane Dec 2016 #12
BainsBane Dec 2016 #13
malaise Dec 2016 #23
GeorgeGist Dec 2016 #14
11 Bravo Dec 2016 #16
0rganism Dec 2016 #18
Johonny Dec 2016 #19
jmowreader Dec 2016 #20
LeftishBrit Dec 2016 #21
Runningdawg Dec 2016 #22
Mendocino Dec 2016 #24
malaise Dec 2016 #25
Mendocino Dec 2016 #27
enid602 Dec 2016 #26
Kurt V. May 2018 #28
malaise May 2018 #29

Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:19 AM

1. "All the President's Men" on steroids. eom

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Response to Blanks (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:21 AM

2. On steroids?

I'd go for bath salts, meth or heroin

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:22 AM

3. Wall-E

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:24 AM

4. Idiocracy

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:29 AM

5. yep...lots of parallels between president camacho and trump

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:48 AM

9. Camacho is a much better man than Trump.

1) Camacho cared about the people and acknowledged that their crops were failing and that this would probably kill them.
2) He sought, and hired, the smartest man in the world, trusting him to use science to figure out what was going on.
3) He listened to the council of his advisors about what to do.

Trump has NONE of these qualities. We would be blessed to be faced with a Camacho presidency right now.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 11:24 AM

11. Agreed!

I am referring more to the electorate, than to the elected.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 01:59 PM

15. Indeed.

I was just pointing out that as absurd as a Camacho presidency might seem, our present reality is even more absurd, and terrifying.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 02:25 PM

17. I know...

whoda thunk.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:36 AM

6. The Secretary of Labor really is brought to you by Carl's Jr!

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:37 AM

7. Haha!

True!

Brilliant script. Totally right on.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 11:13 AM

10. He won a contest and got to be a cabinet member.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:46 AM

8. A Face In the Crowd.....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 11:26 AM

12. Triumph of the Will.

and Idiocracy

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 11:33 AM

13. The Manchurian Candidate

Silly of me to forget.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 07:26 PM

23. Could be

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 12:52 PM

14. Dead Zone.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 02:01 PM

16. Vlad and Don's Excellent Adventure.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 02:36 PM

18. a combination of Children of Men and The Handmaid's Tale

Children of Men: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634
The Handmaid's Tale: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834204

not so much rise and fall, but looks to be where we're headed for a while

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 03:24 PM

19. I think you can watch Oliver Stones Nixon or W

and take a guess how things will go. Trump isn't as skilled a politician as Nixon so maybe that's a stretch and he doesn't have the support staff of W, but I think the end of W with the ball up in the air in him out in left field alone and lost...I think you can guess he has that kind of a potential end. His cabinet is likely to run off on their own agendas and he is surrounded by yes men that will tell him too late things are going wrong. He likes the CEO idea of the presidency. It has never worked in the US. If I were him I'd have hired a few no men. They wouldn't stroke his ego, but they might save his ass. That was the lesson of W's administration and he didn't learn it.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 04:42 PM

20. Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

We are Leftenant Hicox and Lieutenant Raine's men - fearless warriors attacking him from outside. The Intelligence Community is Shoshanna, Marcel and Colonel Landa: people risking their lives to attack him from inside.

This movie features Keith Olbermann as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz and the Senate Democratic Caucus as Hugo Stiglitz.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 04:46 PM

21. American Psycho, and All His Lovely Nukes

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 04:50 PM

22. Dr. Strangelove

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 07:52 PM

24. I don't believe

that it 's been officially adapted as a film, but It Can't Happen Here is a near narrative of the the rise of "DT" Barnum.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 08:04 PM

25. This is a very different kind of circus

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Response to malaise (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:21 PM

27. A circus that isn't funny

or even amusing. We are entering the new dark ages. Hope that all correct thinking people survive.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 08:33 PM

26. easy

That's an easy one. 'Gone with the Wind.'

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2018, 06:40 PM

28. Godfather II

Michael vs. Trump-it.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #28)

Wed May 2, 2018, 06:41 PM

29. LOL

It's looking like that these days

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