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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - August 18th

1896: Alan Mowbray, who starred with Ginger in the film “In Person” (as actor Jay Holmes), was born in London, England.

1935: Spencer Bell, who starred with Ginger in the film “You Said a Mouthful” (as Porter), died at the age of 47.

1961: Helen Ainsworth, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tip-Off” (as Miss Ethel Waddums), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 59.

1973: Frank Mills, who starred with Ginger in the films “Suicide Fleet” (as Angry Townsman), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as The Forgotten Man), “Finishing School” (as Cabbie), “The Gay Divorcee” (as Waiter), “Top Hat” (as Lido Waiter), “Follow the Fleet” (as Sailor), “Swing Time” (as roulette Stickman), “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Frank, the Stage Manager at Benefit), “Primrose Path” (as Taxi Driver), “Lucky Partners” (as Bus Driver), “Kitty Foyle” (as Taxi Driver), and “Storm Warning” (as Townsman at Recreation Center), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 82.

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Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

September 12, 2017 @ 2:30 P.M. Upperworld
September 25, 2017 @ 3:00 A.M. Twist of Fate
October 12, 2017 @ 8:45 A.M. Week-End at the Waldorf

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':

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Monday, November 7, 2016

ELECTION TIME...VOTE GINGER!!!

...well, not really... although if I ever wanted to 'write-in' someone given the 'true' choices this go-round, THIS would definitely be the year... hmmmm....

...OK, y'all know I NEVER talk about politics here at Gingerology, or over on FB, as I am generally not immersed in the political system - I just know the basic facts and try to avoid too much of the 'analysis'... but... as this is truly one of the most important elections EVER (they are all important, tho, right?) I HAVE been watching and listening a good bit more - and here's my thoughts about it.

We truly do not have a great option.

BUT... ya GOTTA vote... it's your civic duty...no scratch that - it's your PRIVILEGE as an American citizen, which was secured by generations of fighting men and women in war, as well as on the home-front, who have kept this country free, and who fought for equal voting rights for ALL.

Case in point: The U.S. had just passed the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote about 10-12 years before Ginger's point in time was captured above, when she became old enough to register.

We all know Ginger's leanings politically, and hey, generally, I'm with her (pardon the current candidate slogan pun...). But it would have been interesting to know what Ginger would have thought about a female candidate, political leanings notwithstanding... it is a great thing to see 'diversity' in the political system, to the level of president... and a female president would be GREAT, in my opinion... just... ANOTHER one... without the issues... and issues.... and... issues.

As to the other candidate... he is touted as a 'change agent', which sounds pretty great on the surface, but... who knows how all of that will play out? I'm for some of his ideas, not as big on others (I'll let y'all guess those)... but... it is pretty hard to overlook his faults... needs to think before speaking, although his supporters like his 'straightforward' attitude... but...dudes who marginalize / trivialize women are not too high on my list, y'all... 

So... quite the conundrum, eh?

The answer?

...it's a real Jenny type of decision, with the potential for horrific consequences if indecisive...

...Actually, the answer is THIS... the only wrong decision you can make is... NOT VOTING...

Remember, it's a BIG part of what it means to be an American.

SO, hold your nose,  flip a coin if you have to, and VOTE... heck, there's a couple of local amendments here which are big to me (Local folks vote YES on Amendment 14 in Alabama!) so that is enough reason to stand in line... again... exercise your right and privilege which others fought for you to have!!!

OK, my once every four years political rant is over...

If all else fails, just...

Keep It Gingery,Y'all!

Hu
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2 comments:

  1. Pretty much agree with ya, Hu! At our house, we settle the coin flipping by going to the next step.... The Vice President. As odds are higher than usual that whoever is elected may face some age related issues while in office, the Veep takes on added importance. Think of Ike after his heart attack.... I expect to stand in line quite a while on Tuesday. Actually love it, as you get to see so many of your neighbors that way!! I like your first idea - VOTE GINGER!! Happy Election Day! (We Hope!!)

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