POTUS (Donald) many legal issues cornering him


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#1261
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_opera
Story and episode structure

A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is "that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative. Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode".[6] In 2012, Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Lloyd wrote of daily dramas, "Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this also have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic; indeed, the economics of the form demand long scenes, and conversations that a 22-episodes-per-season weekly series might dispense with in half a dozen lines of dialogue may be drawn out, as here, for pages. You spend more time even with the minor characters; the apparent villains grow less apparently villainous."[7]
Soap opera storylines run concurrently, intersect and lead into further developments. An individual episode of a soap opera will generally switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and affect one another or may run entirely independent to each other. Each episode may feature some of the show's current storylines, but not always all of them. Especially in daytime serials and those that are broadcast each weekday, there is some rotation of both storyline and actors so any given storyline or actor will appear in some but usually not all of a week's worth of episodes. Soap operas rarely bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time. When one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development. Soap opera episodes typically end on some sort of cliffhanger, and the season finale (if a soap incorporates a break between seasons) ends in the same way, only to be resolved when the show returns for the start of a new yearly broadcast.
Evening soap operas and those that air at a rate of one episode per week are more likely to feature the entire cast in each episode, and to represent all current storylines in each episode. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end-of-season cliffhanger.
In 1976, Time magazine described American daytime television as "TV's richest market," noting the loyalty of the soap opera fan base and the expansion of several half-hour series into hour-long broadcasts in order to maximize ad revenues.[8] The article explained that at that time, many prime time series lost money, while daytime serials earned profits several times more than their production costs.[8] The issue's cover notably featured its first daytime soap stars, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives ,[9] [10] a married couple whose onscreen and real-life romance was widely covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press at large.[11]
Plots and storylines

The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas, emotional and moral conflicts; some coverage of topical issues; set in familiar domestic interiors with only occasional excursions into new locations".[12] Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family. The storylines follow the day-to-day activities and personal relationships of these characters. "Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as 'chance happenings, coincidences, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found across the gamut of soap operas, from EastEnders to Dallas .[13] Due to the prominence of English-language television, most soap-operas are completely English (or in the case of a foreign soap opera, dubbed into English). However, several South African soap operas started incorporating a multi-language format, the most prominent being 7de Laan, which incorporates Afrikaans, English, Zulu and several other Bantu languages which make up the 11 Official Languages of South Africa (the subtitles are always in English).
In many soap operas, in particular daytime serials in the US, the characters are frequently attractive, seductive, glamorous and wealthy. Soap operas from the United Kingdom and Australia tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, and are frequently set in working class environments.[14] Many of the soaps produced in those two countries explore social realist storylines such as family discord, marriage breakdown or financial problems. Both UK and Australian soap operas feature comedic elements, often affectionate comic stereotypes such as the gossip or the grumpy old man, presented as a comic foil to the emotional turmoil that surrounds them. This diverges from US soap operas where such comedy is rare.[6] UK soap operas frequently make a claim to presenting "reality" or purport to have a "realistic" style.[15] UK soap operas also frequently foreground their geographic location as a key defining feature of the show while depicting and capitalising on the exotic appeal of the stereotypes connected to the location. As examples, EastEnders focuses on the tough and grim life in the east end of London; Coronation Street and its characters exhibit the stereotypical characteristic of "northern straight talking".[16]
"If we want to blend an actor back into a show, there's always a way. You can generally find a way to twist and manipulate something. You rarely see a dead body, but hey, even if you do, he or she can always come back to play the evil identical twin."
– Marlena Laird in 1992, during her time as a line producer and director for General Hospital .[17]

Romance, secret relationships, extramarital affairs, and genuine hate have been the basis for many soap opera storylines. In US daytime serials, the most popular soap opera characters, and the most popular storylines, often involved a romance of the sort presented in paperback romance novels. Soap opera storylines weave intricate, convoluted and sometimes confusing tales of characters who have affairs, meet mysterious strangers and fall in love, and who commit adultery, all of which keeps audiences hooked on the unfolding story. Crimes such as kidnapping, rape, and even murder may go unpunished if the perpetrator is to be retained in the ongoing story.
Australian and UK soap operas also feature a significant proportion of romance storylines. In Russia, most popular serials explore the "romantic quality" of criminal and/or oligarch life.
In soap opera storylines, previously unknown children, siblings and twins (including the evil variety) of established characters often emerge to upset and reinvigorate the set of relationships examined by the series. Unexpected calamities disrupt weddings, childbirths, and other major life events with unusual frequency.
As in comic books – another popular form of linear storytelling pioneered in the US during the 20th century – a character's death is not guaranteed to be permanent.[17] On The Bold and the Beautiful , Taylor Forrester (Hunter Tylo) was shown to flatline and have a funeral. When Tylo reprised the character in 2005, a retcon explained that Taylor had actually gone into a coma.
Stunts and complex physical action are largely absent, especially from daytime serials. Such story events often take place off screen and are referred to in dialogue instead of being shown. This is because stunts or action scenes are difficult to adequately depict visually without complex action, multiple takes, and post production editing. When episodes were broadcast live, post production work was impossible. Though all serials have long switched to being taped, extensive post production work and multiple takes, while possible, are not feasible due to the tight taping schedules and low budgets.
 
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Cliffy
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#1262
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#1263

California files first major lawsuit to block Trump administration��s abortion ��gag rule�� in family planning program


California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) filed suit Monday to block changes to the Title X family planning program that would shift millions of federal dollars away from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood and toward faith-based pregnancy clinics.

The suit is the first of what is expected to be a flurry of challenges to the new rule, which would affect more than 4 million low-income women.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...ational&wpmk=1
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#1264
House Democrats demand documents from Trump��s sons, others in new probe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/


Not sure what the end result will be with all this probing......but that might not matter as much as the full expose of the Trump & cohorts shenanigans. to the sunlight ....no matter how twisted.
 
Hoid
#1265
81 different people being investigated.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#1266
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

81 different people being investigated.

Which 81?

Which hunt.
 
Hoid
#1267
Pretty much if you know Donald Trump Congress wants to talk to you.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+1
#1268
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Pretty much if you know Donald Trump Congress wants to talk to you.

Even Stormy?

She knows a tiny bit about Trump.
 
Walter
#1269
Dems act like they are living in Cuba.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+1
#1270
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Dems act like they are living in Cuba.

Dems act like they're living in America. Republicans acting like they live in Russia.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#1271
LOL, you would know about living in Russia, right Yorgie?

where you have been left before.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#1272
BREAKING: Ocasio-Cortez And Her Chief Of Staff ‘Could Be Facing Jail Time’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-qgRj198Bc

Ooooops, what is it with you two bit crooks, hillary?
 
Hoid
#1273
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Dems act like they're living in America. Republicans acting like they live in Russia.

Party time ended when the midterms went south on the GOP.

Now Congress will actually oversee the president - as it should be.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#1274
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Party time ended when the midterms went south on the GOP.

Now Congress will actually oversee the president - as it should be.

So cheating by simple representatives is a ok ? Or only democrats ?
 
Hoid
+1
#1275
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

So cheating by simple representatives is a ok ? Or only democrats ?

As usual normal people have no idea wtf you are talking about.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#1276
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

As usual normal people have no idea wtf you are talking about.

Of course you do . You excuse any and all crimes , misdemeanours, and missteps by your chosen parties members all the while screaming for the heads of your political rivals at the drop of a hat .
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1
#1277
Trumpís top insurance broker hit with a subpoena by NY investigators

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/tru..._notifications
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#1278
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Trumpís top insurance broker hit with a subpoena by NY investigators

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/tru..._notifications

Scary .
 
Hoid
+1
#1279
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Of course you do . You excuse any and all crimes , misdemeanours, and missteps by your chosen parties members all the while screaming for the heads of your political rivals at the drop of a hat .

Absolutely undiciferable from your original statement

You seem to have reached full Danbones
 
Tecumsehsbones
#1280
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Absolutely undiciferable from your original statement
You seem to have reached full Danbones

"Undecipherable," moron.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
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#1281
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

"Undecipherable moron".

Funny.

I was just thinking that very thing, about you, Walter.
 
Hoid
#1282
lmao
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#1283
President pressured staff to
grant security clearance to Ivanka Trump



President Donald Trump pressured his then-chief of staff John Kelly and White House counsel Don McGahn to grant his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump a security clearance against their recommendations, three people familiar with the matter told CNN.

The President's crusade to grant clearances to his daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, rankled West Wing officials.

While Trump has the legal authority to grant clearances, most instances are left up to the White House personnel security office, which determines whether a staffer should be granted one after the FBI has conducted a background check. But after concerns were raised by the personnel office, Trump pushed Kelly and McGahn to make the decision on his daughter and son-in-law's clearances so it did not appear as if he was tainting the process to favor his family, sources told CNN. After both refused, Trump granted them their security clearances.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/05/polit...019-03-0601:21
 
Cliffy
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#1284
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Absolutely undiciferable from your original statement

You seem to have reached full Danbones

Never go full Danbones.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#1285
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Never go full Danbones.

It's a one-way voyage into Dimension "N".
 
Hoid
+1
#1286
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ll/3076827002/

Nearly two-thirds of voters think Trump committed crimes before taking office, poll finds
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
-1
#1287
Rudy Giulianiís desperate defense of Trump is falling apart in front of us as the case against the president mounts

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/rud..._notifications
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#1288
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Rudy Giulianiís desperate defense of Trump is falling apart in front of us as the case against the president mounts

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/rud..._notifications

Still looking for that smoking gun ?
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#1289

Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization, says it owes him nearly $2 million


https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politic...ed-1-9-million


This is better than any fantasy story.
 
Walter
#1290
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post


Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization, says it owes him nearly $2 million


https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politic...ed-1-9-million

Cohen failed for the Dems.