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Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet star in 'Blackbird.' Image courtesy Screen Media

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A major part of the United States is burning and the toxic smoke is passing over states not engulfed in flames but climate change will not be a major voting issue. Burning, looting, and property destruction will be a major voting issue, although the chaos only happens at 7% of the areas wher…

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Saturday night I made the mistake of reposting a Joe Lockhart tweet that turned out to be a FAKE Donald Trump tweet. The 2018 tweet quoted Trump calling Tammie Duckworth “Lt.  No legs” and I stated that it was a new low for Trump. The fact that I reposted a tweet from a former Democrat consu…

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In 63 days, America will choose the direction it wants to go. We may not know who won the presidential election on Nov. 3 because one or two states will still be counting, but we’ll have a good idea by looking at the results of the down-ballot candidates. All the votes won’t have to be in. H…

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Politics is the only show available now that big-time sports are being played in a bubble without fans in the stands. It’s weird watching the air high fives after a player hits a walk-off home run.

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Plenty of good films are available to watch at home this weekend. Here are four new releases that I highly recommend. You can read full reviews on my Victoria Advocate blog at https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/users/profile/jfriar/

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I’ll start with a tweet from Stephen Colbert “Thank god it’s Kamala! I was worried Biden was going to pick someone else who would have made me absolutely still vote for him no matter what.”

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Actor Dave Franco is known for his comedies including “Neighbors” and “The Disaster Artist,” and then there’s that great cameo in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” In a move similar to Romola Garai (“Amulet”), Franco steps outside his wheelhouse to jump behind the camera for the first-rate thril…

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There are plenty of good films to watch at home this weekend. Here are three new releases that I highly recommend. You can read full reviews on my Victoria Advocate blog at https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/users/profile/jfriar/

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I’ve been quite delinquent in posting a blog, but who wants to hear more about COVID? My last post was in March and we’re still in the thick of it in the sense “we’re not back to normal”.

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