Will Hillary Clinton Replace Joe Biden?!?
I have the feeling this week's blog will be considerably shorter than last week's, but we shall see what we shall see beginning right now.
Hillary Clinton-Joe Biden!!!
Have you heard the buzz surrounding those two? That when (or if) Barack Obama announces his intention to run for reelection, that his running mate will be Hillary Clinton instead of Joe Biden?!? We're told that Mrs. Clinton would be "on board" with the idea and that Joe Biden would be offered Clinton's current position as Secretary of State. No one seems to know what Biden's response would be because no one seems to know if Biden has been asked or told anything about this by the only person who could tell him and that would be President Obama.
The First Lady's Vacation Trip To Spain!
I agree with those who say it's bad timing. Almost all of what I'll refer to as "Breitbart-like tax payer numbers and or accusations" are as accurate as his edited video was. She brought one of her daughters and four friends with her and some of their children. Mrs. Obama paid her own expenses and her friends paid their own expenses. Yes, taxpayers picked up the cost of the plane, food and lodging for the flight crew and Secret Service Agents and yes, (again) the timing of this trip sucked.
A Military "Birther Believer" Has Put His Military Career And His FREEDOM On The Line To Try To Prove That President Obama Is A FRAUDULENT Commander in Chief!!!
Have you heard about this? I'm not going to mention his name because I have sympathy for those who I think are insane, but here's the deal...A U.S. Military Lieutenant Colonel was given orders to deploy to one of our two main war zones. He has refused this direct order and he says he wants to be given a Court Martial (that's a military trial) because he believes that his Commander in Chief (President Obama) wasn't born in this country and therefore, he, (the Lieutenant Colonel) was being ordered to deploy by a fraudulent Commander in Chief. The Lieutenant Colonel also believes that for him to be found guilty, his Commander in Chief (Obama) would have to produce a birth certificate at the trial showing that he (Obama) really was born here. The Lieutenant Colonel believes that Obama would be unable to do that and that would result in the Lieutenant Colonel being found "not guilty" and I guess he's assuming that President Obama would then be hauled off to jail.
Short Commentary: Good luck with that, Colonel and I hope when this has ended, you are given a very comfortable bed and that you are given access to the finest mental health professionals our country can offer you.
Buuuuut....If the multi-Trillion to one shot you're playing proves you to be right, I would still advise you getting help from the finest mental health professionals our country can offer you because of the overwhelming weight of new celebrity-hood that you'll be experiencing.
Short Commentary 2: Folks, in my lifetime, I've never heard of a president of ours being challenged about where he was born until this Obama business came up about the time somebody said, "He's a BLACK guy?!?" and I've also never heard of a sitting president (or a former president) being asked or ordered to testify in a criminal proceeding in which the alleged criminal was demanding that the President of the United States give testimony that could result in the acquittal of said alleged criminal.
I believe I have some of the smartest and well read people in the world who read this little weekly blog of mine and if any of you have heard of a president testifying in a case like I'm describing, please tell me in an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you like puzzles, quizzes, that sort of thing?
Yes? Here's one for you.
Regarding citizenship, the United States of America is the ONLY country that...what?
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DON'T LOOK FURTHER DOWN UNTIL YOU'RE READY
TO ANSWER OR YOU'VE GIVEN UP!!!
The United States of America is the only country that gives birthright citizenship to the babies of tourists and illegal aliens.
Does that make you feel like a proud American?
The Citizenship Clause:
It is the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment that needs to be amended, revised, whatever because we simply can't afford what this is costing us as a nation. And some pretty influential politicians are getting on board with this. I wish them well.
Flight Attendant, Steve Slater:
We've all heard about this guy, right? The flight attendant who had it "up to here" with an abusive passenger? And he ended up cussing her out over the plane's intercom and then with a beer in his hand made a dramatic exit from the plane.
My first reaction was (apparently) like the reaction of most folks who heard about this. We cheered and in my case, I saluted the guy.
But upon reflection.....I'm inclined to agree with blog reader Patrick Gallagher who says that Jet Blue should notify the passenger that her business isn't welcome anymore and that Steve Slater should be made to understand that his career with airplanes has ended because that "sliding down" stunt could have gotten someone killed.
Are you looking for a job? Tough out there, isn't it? And this new study that's been released is butt-ugly awful. The unemployment figures don't include the people who, after years of being rejected, have given up. 9 or 10% are unemployed??? Bullshit! Counting those who have "given up" but who would work in a heartbeat if given the opportunity, the real unemployment number is close to 15% if not higher. We're told that what we're now experiencing is worse than anything that's been seen since the 1930's.
ARIZONA's NEW IMMIGRATION LAW GETS CHALLENGED AND IS IMMEDIATELY RESPONDED TO (big time) BY ARIZONA GOVERNOR, JAN BREWER!!!
First of all, my sincere thanks to long time blog reader Bill Mouzis for sending me this.
A man named Robert Sarver owns the Phoenix Suns basketball team. He recently made it very clear that he opposes Arizona's new immigration laws. When Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer read his comments, she responded to Sarver. Immediately. And here's what she said;
"What if the owner of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn't be ejected? Furthermore, what if Suns' ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?"
Is that not the mother of all responses we've heard from someone in quite a while? It certainly is for me and to Governor Brewer, I say, "You GO, girl! Uh, uh....I mean, Governor... Madam Governor!"
Will she or won't she? I'm referring to Jennifer Lopez. Will she or won't she be a new judge on "American Idol". A day or two ago, a story came out saying she's no longer being considered, but now we've learned that's simply whacha call part of "the negotiation process". As a fan of the show, I hope this happens. I think she'd be a great addition to "American Idol". And as I've stated before, I hope she makes another movie with George Clooney.
Films I've seen recently:
Yesterday, "The Other Guys". The new Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg film. I thought there was some funny moments in this film, but no where near as many as some folks were saying. But in addition to Ferrell and Wahlberg, there are a number of other fine actors in this film and I ended up being very interested in "the story". Bottom line? I think it's worth the price of admission, folks.
I'm now going to mention two films I recently saw on cable.
"Killshot", a 2009 film that's currently on the Showtime circuit. It has a terrific cast that includes Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Thomas Jane. Long time readers know what I think of Diane Lane's work and the long time "film crush" I've had of/on her.
She does good work with what she has to work with and that can be said of all the actors in this film. Bottom line? There's a reason the theatrical release for this film was only 5 theatres and thank you Patrick Goldstein (LA Times) for giving me that information. This is a so-so film. Translation? Not so bad, not so good.
"The Private Lives of Pippa Lee". Another film that's on the Showtime circuit. A film that was released not long ago, but for whatever reason, I didn't hear anything about it. That's a shame, because this is a good film that features an all-star cast. Among this great cast, you'll see, Keanu Reeves (sounding like Clint Eastwood), Alan Arkin, Maria Bello, Monica Bellucci, Winona Ryder, Blake Lively (as the young Pippa Lee) and the gorgeous and very talented Robin Wright Penn as the adult Pippa Lee. She's now calling herself Robin Wright because her divorce from Sean Penn is now official, but here's something else that's official; This very beautiful woman figures to be a great "catch" for some very lucky guy and this very talented actress flat struts her acting chops in this film that you, like me, probably have or had never heard of. Check it out.
Back to Blake Lively for a second. As some of you know, she stars in the teen show, "Gossip Girl", but this young woman is making a name for herself as a serious film star. She'll soon be seen in a new Ben Affleck film in which she's gotten some early raves for.
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The Next Blog? Barring unforseen circumstances, six days from now or seven. Wednesday night (late) August 18, early Thursday morning, August 19 or early afternoon.
Meanwhile, I hope that all of you have a great rest of the week and weekend!!!