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Though the Republicans have a few good ideas, most of them are too crazy to actually run the government. The ideas I agree with are cutting spending in various areas. I do like the idea of getting rid of entire federal agencies that are redundant, do what state agencies do or are a complete waste of job, time and money. If the states can run Medicare, that would be fine by me. If the states can run education, ok good. Maybe a little administrative over site from Washington, but we don’t need monstrous do nothing agencies there. With the Department of defense we don’t need anymore dam ships, subs or attack satellites. Our intelligence agencies , coastal defenses and ready response teams, are important but our military can be condensed…… a lot. I don’t care if Obama raises taxes, but he and the Republicans better cut the shit out of the budget. Obama needs to get his penicil out We need departments that feed and help Americans but also stimulate the economy with good trade laws.
Other American crazies include Occupy Wall Streeters who are young, dumb and full of crap. Just talk to them. They are all over the place. Is it corporate greed and big banks or GMO’s ? Most of them hate capitalism and embrace communism so that gives their movement a no vote right their. The TeaParty on the other hand are focused and politically astute compared to the stoned hippie dumb shit occupiers, but they are all crazy right winged, gun toting, anarchists too.
What are we supposed to do with all this ??
Host Gabe Lee spent the past 10 years traveling the world. Iraq, Japan, America, Africa, South and Central America and Europe. Follow this young hip 20-something as he SMs around the planet.
Jann Scott Live Jann Scott is back at the World Channel 1 headquarters and asks us War or Not war? Nazis take over Boulder City Council and take away the local media under government control, BOOOO! North Korea, Bush, Chinese, Communists, Iraq, Civil War, Radical Islamic, and more on the Middle East. How much hope do we really have? And to end it all Jann gives a Nazi a hug.
“The Target, Not Spying”
FAIR GAME tells the real-life story of an incredibly serious incident that happened in recent history that is not talked about anymore and unfortunately seems to be on its way to becoming forgotten.
This is unfortunate, because what happened was so serious that the law makes committing it a crime punishable by death.
Ironically, the law was passed during the administration of President George H.W. Bush, former CIA head.
The crime? Exposing the identity of an undercover CIA agent.
And just to make matters more intriguing, a case has already been made that Bush the son was obsessed with outshining his father’s accomplishments and might have invaded Iraq in 2003 because his father had failed to do so in 1991 during the First Gulf War.
The events of this movie are the background for the reasons stated at the time that led Bush the son to invade Iraq.
The subjects who were involved were CIA agent Valerie Plame, played so well by Naomi Watts, and her husband, former ambassador Joe Wilson, played just as well by Sean Penn.
What he doesn’t say, but what turned out to be the case is “even if it is illegal.”
Then we see scenes of the professional life and family life of Valerie, who was an expert on the Middle East, but she cannot tell Joe where she has been or what she has done. They communicate by Post-It notes on the refrigerator.
Because of his qualifications and familiarity with Africa, Joe is asked by the CIA to go to Niger to investigate if Saddam Hussein were obtaining uranium from there for his nuclear-weapons program, and Joe’s report is that Hussein was not.
That is not what President Bush said in his infamous State of the Union address, Iraq was invaded, Joe wrote an article in THE NEW YORK TIMES entitled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa,” and in retaliation the White House leaked that Valerie worked for the CIA.
FAIR GAME refers to the target and not to spying, and it is a great movie that should never be forgotten for its subject matter and its message.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
“Full of Sound and Fury”
THE A-TEAM is based on the television series of the same name that ran from 1983 to 1987 on NBC-TV, except that the war references have been updated from the Vietnam War to the war in Iraq.
In other words, its target audience of teenage boys hadn’t even been born when the TV series was running, and the teenagers who enjoyed the TV show back then are in their 40s now and probably way too old to enjoy this tired, old retread of a knockoff.
The movie opens “Somewhere in Mexico,” and the leader of the team of renegade soldiers of fortune, Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, played by Liam Neeson, escapes death by dogs and travels “Somewhere Else in Mexico” to rescue Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck, played by Bradley Cooper.
Face is tied up inside a pile of tires by the Bad Mexicanos, and when asked how he is doing says in his characteristic manner, “I’m living the dream!”
In the meantime, B.A. Baracus gets his customized van back, which means something only if you are familiar with the TV series, and, of course, “B.A.” officially stands for “Bad Attitude,” but we all know the initials stand for something else.
And speaking of initials, the three of them find their fourth member in a hospital as usual, he is the pilot of the team, his name is H.M. Murdock, and his initials stand for “Howling Mad,” because he either is or isn’t.
At this point, the movie turns into nonstop action and a nonstop attempt at humorous jokes, what every teenage boy thoroughly enjoys.
Then we are told that it is eight years and 80 successful missions later, Jessica Biel shows up as Capt. Charisa Sosa, she has a history with Faceman, but they haven’t seen each other in three years, and she claims that her fondest memory of Faceman is leaving him.
And the main plot of the movie begins, which is for the team to stop a counterfeiting operation in Baghdad and which involves double-, triple-, and quadruple-crosses.
Of course, Hannibal’s catchphrase, “I love it when a plan comes together,” gets some mileage, too.
Now, I hesitate to use a reference from Shakespeare to talk about this movie, but I will.
THE A-TEAM is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing but a waste of time.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”