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  1. abbyzenn

    "The View": Week Of 3/18/2019

    I kept hoping that one of them would say to Meghan - "And yet you'll still vote for him"
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    Joe certainly knows how to beat a dead horse. What was the purpose of reshowing the interview with the Colorado governor? I think Joe will be doing his best to ensure a Trump victory in 2020.
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    House Hunters International

    Yes the Austin to Bangkok wife was awful. To me it wasn't so much that she wanted a modern kitchen and bathroom but that she kept harping about the materialism in her Austin neighborhood and that she wanted her family to experience something different. What did annoy was that then she compared everything unfavorably to her Austin house. I'd bet that she doesn't make any Thai friends or for that matter comes into contact with any Thais that aren't waiting on her. Also bugged that she made some comment about her kids having to go to a culturally different school - well I'm sure they're attending an international school where almost all the students are children of Americans and other foreigners working in Bangkok so it's not like they're being dumped into a school where they don't know the language.
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    House Hunters International

    I wish they'd show floor plan maps because sometimes the inside just doesn't match the outside of the house. For example in the Vet moving to Germany. That first house didn't look very big from the outside and it only had 2 windows - one each side of the front door. Then inside we see this humongous looking room with 3 (or 4?) sliding glass doors (or at least that size windows), which I thought overlooked the backyard. Zoom to the back yard and the couple are standing on a smallish deck with a bump out room forming one wall of the deck - where in the heck was this in relation to that huge living room? That 3rd house was certainly beautiful and interesting but again the rooms showed didn't quite match up to the outside. I wouldn't have gone for it either if it was 50 steps up to the front door and then another flight of stairs inside to get to the living room, kitchen. All 3 houses they looked at had super large looking rooms except for the kitchens which were just average. The wife was super calm especially in comparison to her husband who found something to complain about.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    Yesterday it was how dumb does trump think people are? (Actual quote from Joe). Joe was talking about the wall and trump saying he was already building it, blah blah blah. trump is toast in 2020. Today the topic was how the Democrats are handing the 2020 election to trump. At this rate, Joe's neck will be broken from whiplash before the election get here.
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    House Hunters International

    I usually complain how the house hunters are such nitpickers but in the London episode I saw something that would be a deal breaker for me -those showers in the closet. Rather funny that that's the flat they chose since she complained in the first flat about the bathroom being too small and simply wouldn't do for guests. But it's okay for your guests to shower in a closet? And I think that toilet in a closet in their bedroom was the only toilet - or at least the only one they talked about. I thought the apartment they chose was the worst of the three. I thought the first flat with the gorgeous patio the best. I'd break my neck running up to the bathroom on those spiral stairs in the third flat.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    I usually skip over any Congressman/Senator's interview but today I listened to both the Crenshaw and the Gubbard interviews - guess my hands were too busy eating breakfast to hit the remote. Anyway, the Crenshaw interview is a great example of why I don't usually listen to these interviews - the panel never questions whatever the person says. 1,000 people illegally came across the day he was at the border? Troops like Trump more? Then there was a 180 on the Gubbard interview with hostile questions/disbelief from all the panel. Joe and Co. completely misrepresented the late term abortion issue.
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    House Hunters International

    I didn't see the Cambodia episode but regarding the issue of English teachers. My brother (who was a teacher in the US for 10 years) was in the peace corps in Thailand where he taught Thai teachers how to teach English. He ended up staying for about 5 more years teaching at a university and married a Cambodian (she was living in Thailand). This is from about 5 years ago but they went to Cambodia while waiting to get her a visa to come to the US (they were only engaged at the time). He found that there were few paying jobs in Cambodia for teaching English because there were so many relief organizations with volunteers who teach English. The few paying jobs the salary was very very low. Only the jobs at International Schools pay much and for those you have to be a qualified teacher in math, science, English, etc at the secondary level or a primary school teacher.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    I always tape this show (and anymore rarely watch it) but today I was in the doctor's office and when I was in the waiting room Morning Joe was on the tv and the interview with the Kansas rep was just starting. What an IDIOT. It was funny to see Willie's, Barnicle's, and Eugene's faces. I'm glad they weren't buying what this idiot was saying. Actually chuckled when Willie ended the interview and said that the terrorist in Kansas that the rep had referenced did not come through the southern border but was from Missouri. Maybe the rep can build that wall around Kansas.
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    House Hunters International

    I liked the Luxembourg family although they didn't adhere to the HH Int'l script book - no must have of a second bathroom, no whining that the place had to have a kitchen large enough for a party of 50 to sit comfortably while preparing a tray of cut vegetables or that the kitchen appliances had to be the most updated, largest, stainless steel ones just like in America,, no must of an open floorplan, no need for a master bedroom the size of a bowling alley, the woman kept talking about the culture and history they would be exposed to and she looked forward to -- seriously haven't they watched this show???? I too wondered about the kids schooling since there was no mention of it and they looked at places in three different countries. I guess in South Dakota you are used to driving long distances to get somewhere since the guy didn't flinch about the German house that was a 50 minute commute.
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    House Hunters International

    Kaiserlauten Germany episode: That whole family was annoying especially the daughter. She looked too young to me to be wearing makeup (the scene where her Dad did her ponytail) I mean really she can't pull her hair back into a ponytail???? You would also think if you're moving every couple of years you wouldn't hoard a bunch of stuff - I say this as the daughter of a Navy man and we moved throughout my childhood.
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    House Hunters International

    Once again catching up: Antwerp: Every now and then when I watch I see a couple that I think are just perfect for each other and this was one of those times. I thought all 3 choices were really nice and surprised at the fairly cheap price of $1000. Since they had such a concern about their dog and the wood floors - I kept thinking don't they know about rugs? - then in the end it was only a small rug they put down. Dubai to Manchester: This was one of those times I thought mister what do you see in her? She was so annoying. Reminded me of a business trip I once did with a couple of others people and one night at dinner one woman complained because her vegetable soup had too many vegetables. They also mentioned that in Dubai the expat jobs paid so much so they had a great lifestyle, why didn't they save any of that money? If your moving to a rental and especially only for a short time (since she was just getting a degree there not working there) I can't see being so picky about things - sure you can have basic wants like house vs apartment, short commuting time. Funny she complained about the furniture in one place which had purple couches and then in the next place there were purple beds.
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    House Hunters International

    The teachers moving to Italy episode. I too was floored that they had saved over half a million dollars. I doubt they could have made much as ESL teachers. My brother was an ESL teacher in Thailand and Cambodia while waiting for his fiancé to get a US visa and the pay was very little. At least in that part of the world there are so many volunteers teaching English that paying jobs are scarce. However if you teach at an International School the salaries are much higher - those schools are also quite expensive to attend even in places like Cambodia since they're geared for expats, embassy personnel and the local rich. I often wonder when there are episodes where they have to put their kids in an international school how they can afford it unless the jobs give them some money for it (like they often do towards housing). All of those places were quite nice - huge rooms.
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    Magnum P.I. (2018)

    In the original Rick's parents died when he was young (maybe 13 or so) and that's when Icepick too him in. He had a younger sister who comes to see him in Hawaii and is murdered. TC had like 8 brothers/sisters and I believe his parents were still alive and I thought together. Only remember the one episode where TC is in a coma and someone impersonates one of his brothers as a way to get to TC.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    Only managed about 5 minutes of today's show but I got to hear an oft repeated Joe line about how the Democrats have no leader and how it's going to be so bad for them in 2020 because they have no leader today, blah, blah, blah. So Joe was Trump the leader of your party in October 2014?????
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