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  1. My Last Thread— what if George Lucas lets someone else make “Empire” (1980) and instead DOES move into experimental films?

    Survivor was first broadcast by CBS on May 31, 2000. It definitely had a mean edge with the rivalry and backbiting the feature, not the bug. It was schadenfreude writ large. What if George, being a more optimistic and/or goody two-shoes sort, wants to make reality shows where people at least...
  2. My Last Thread— what if George Lucas lets someone else make “Empire” (1980) and instead DOES move into experimental films?

    Love this wider universe! :love: And in real life, Lucas at least talked out loud about making stuff cheap and fast, like the serials from his boyhood.
  3. My Last Thread— what if George Lucas lets someone else make “Empire” (1980) and instead DOES move into experimental films?

    For example, 2004 was kind of a mini-age of the documentary. So, what if this comes earlier and harder?
  4. My Last Thread— what if George Lucas lets someone else make “Empire” (1980) and instead DOES move into experimental films?

    I’m thinking he largely lets Star Wars go (which yeah, will be difficult for him!)
  5. My Last Thread— what if George Lucas lets someone else make “Empire” (1980) and instead DOES move into experimental films?

    I’m basically asking, how radically different could the U.S. movie industry be? And I wish to thank everyone who’s participated with me in various threads. I’ve learned a lot! It’s just that I feel the pull of some non-AH writing. So, I’m going to participate in this thread a little, and I...
  6. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    Newt Gingrich was a scorched earth kind of guy. Now, he was chastened and tamed somewhat since the public blamed him and the Republicans more for the 1995 government shutdown than they blamed Clinton. There was actually a pair of shutdowns. There was the relatively brief Nov. 14 -19, 1995...
  7. WI: Widespread conspiracy theories about cell phone usage in the 2000s?

    Multiple conspiracy theories at the same time! :openedeyewink: That cell phone companies use the phones to track people (that they sell “marketing data”) They that give info to police merely on a request (not even a warrant) . . . etc, etc, etc Make up three more for a total of five...
  8. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    You’d think creating middle-income jobs would be as American as picnics on the Fourth of July! :cool: 🐶 🐱 And yet, in a weird way, this both is and isn’t the case.
  9. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    https://www.manhattan-institute.org/issues-2020-automation-is-not-hurting-manufacturing-employment That ol’ country boy Oren may have a point! :openedeyewink: But if we’re under-producing, we are doing so for a reason. And Oren seems to think it’s just a matter of him pointing it out, and...
  10. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    ———————————————— https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1993-04-17-9304170106-story.html April 17, 1993 “President Clinton on Friday proposed cutting his economic stimulus program by nearly 25 percent in an effort to satisfy its opponents and avoid a major defeat.” ————————————————...
  11. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    Dick Gephardt: "Hyundai" from 1988 Gephardt: “The Korean will know two things. They’ll know that we’ll still honor our treaties to defend them--because that’s the kind of country we are. But they’ll also be left asking themselves: How many Americans are going to pay $48,000 for one of their...
  12. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    This might be the crux of the matter, and thank you for putting this out here. What about: 1) When Al Gore Dick Gephardt was running for president as a younger man in 1988, he had a campaign commercial that we were going to insist on trade being a two-way street with South Korea regarding auto...
  13. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    Thank you very much for your vote of confidence! :) To me, this is timeline. And I prefer the interactive approach. More so asking “Why am I doing this timeline,” followed by three long paragraphs, which I’m sure some people can pull off. But not me.
  14. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    Bill Clinton Campaign Ads (around October 1992) “ . . Years of Republican neglect . . ” “ . . the highest unemployment in 8 years . . ” “The Republicans actually stalled the extension of unemployment benefits, blocked a middle-class tax cut, . . ” —————————————— Clinton ran a very...
  15. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    I think you’re probably right that diving into the DLC is a rabbit hole of uncertain benefit. I’ll just say that Clinton ran a very can-do campaign, painting Pres. Bush as not doing much on the economy. The problem is, Clinton didn’t deliver the goods. And there are things to be done, like...
  16. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    But didn’t the DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) of which Clinton was a prominent part take the position that we can’t lead with civil rights, as important as this may be, because it only (directly) benefits some people. Instead, we must lead with middle-class economic issues which benefit a...
  17. Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1187

    Would it be accurate to describe pre-1187 Jerusalem as a city-state?
  18. AHC: Clinton successful at reversing slide of middle-income jobs, and has net win in the ‘94 mid-terms?

    Clinton’s announcement speech, Oct. 3, 1991 Little Rock, Arkansas What if Clinton is, at least able to make a heck of a good start! How well can the ‘94 mid-terms realistically go and his presidency in general?
  19. In the 1990s, technological progression becomes the next culture war issue in the United States.

    Yes, this Time magazine cover is overstated. My point is that there might well be some societal harm and more importantly personal harm to early access to porn. And realistically, even if they really want to, parents can’t protect their kids on this one.
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