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trumped Even before construction began on the Aberdeenshire golf resort, Trump and his machine started harassing locals who wouldn’t sell up. Oh, it’s not that Trump wanted to build on their land; Trump just didn’t want the guests in his hotel and timeshare residences having to suffer the trauma of looking out their windows and seeing the “disgusting” “slumlike” residences of locals nearby. “He lives like a pig,” Trump said publicly about farmer Michael Forbes’s land, which is a working farm: there’s nothing “slumlike” or “disgusting” about it, except, perhaps, to a man who has never done a day of physical labor in his life and doesn’t even know what that would look like. Read more>>

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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).