Sexiest woman alive..

After a bit of research, and I do mean a (bit) as in (small), as I am not one to get mired in overthinking. Overthinking and overproduction has gotten us, “America,” a dependent in the Oval Office instead of a commander-in-chief.

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 (Jeanine Pirro).

Jeanine Ferris Pirro (born June 2, 1951) is a former prosecutor, judge, and elected official from the state of New York, who is currently a legal analyst and television personality. Pirro is the host of Fox News Channel’s reality legal show Justice with Judge Jeanine which premiered in January 2011. She is also a contributor on other Fox News shows and NBC’s Today. She previously hosted a television court program, Judge Jeanine Pirro, later known simply as Judge Pirro.

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A Republican from Westchester County, Pirro served as a county court judge before serving as the elected District Attorney of Westchester County for 12 years. As a district attorney she gained considerable visibility, especially in cases regarding domestic abuse and crimes against the elderly. She was the first female judge on the Westchester County Court bench. Pirro was the Republican nominee for New York State Attorney General in 2006, losing to Democrat Andrew Cuomo (a fellow Albany Law alumnus). She previously sought the nominations of her party for the offices of New York State Lieutenant Governor and United States Senator and withdrew her name in each case.

Early life…

Pirro was born in Elmira, New York, to Nasser “Leo” and Esther Ferris. Her father was a mobile-home salesman; her mother, a department-store model. She is a Catholic of Lebanese descent.

She graduated from Notre Dame High School in three years rather than the usual four. She then graduated from the University at Buffalo. She received her J.D. degree at Albany Law School in 1975.

Marriage…

Jeanine Ferris married Albert Pirro in 1975. They had a son and daughter together. In 2000, Pirro’s husband was convicted of federal tax evasion and conspiracy, which was seen to possibly hurt her legal and political career prospects.

In the midst of her 2006 State Attorney General campaign, Pirro revealed that she was the subject of a federal investigation into whether she illegally taped her husband’s conversations in order to catch him committing adultery.

The couple announced they were splitting up in November 2007 and finalized their divorce in 2013.

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Legal career…

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In 1978, Pirro became an assistant district attorney in Westchester County. In 1989, she became a judge on the Westchester County Court, the first female to hold such a position.

In 1993, Pirro was elected district attorney of Westchester County, again the first female to hold that position. She was re-elected in 1997 and 2001. Prosecuting murder, rape, domestic violence, and other cases, Pirro achieved considerable fame and media visibility, appearing on television programs such as Larry King Live and Nightline. People magazine named her as one of its 50 Most Beautiful People in 1997.

On May 23, 2005 Pirro announced that she would not seek re-election as Westchester Country District Attorney.

Political career.

In 1986, GOP gubernatorial candidate Andrew P. O’Rourke selected Pirro to be his running mate in the campaign.

However, 2 days later, Pirro withdrew without giving a reason and was quickly replaced by Michael Kavanagh.

In 1997, was appointed by then-Governor George Pataki to chair the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities, whose report and recommendations resulted in legislation passing that enhanced protections of, and safeguards for, the victims of domestic abuse.

2006 U.S. Senate campaign.

On August 10, 2005 in New York City, Pirro announced that she would seek the Republican nomination to challenge first-term incumbent Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat, in the 2006 election for U.S. Senator from New York. Other Republicans who announced campaigns for the nomination were John Spencer, a former mayor of Yonkers, William Brenner, an attorney in Sullivan County, and attorney Edward Cox, the son-in-law of former President Richard Nixon. In a widely-publicised moment when she was declaring her candidacy, Pirro misplaced a page of her speech and went silent for 32 seconds, something that is widely considered to have damaged her campaign before it even started.

During an appearance at the Crime Victims Resource Center, Pirro described herself this way: “I am red on fiscal policy. I am conservative and I support the Bush tax cut.” She added, however: “I have broad blue stripes when it comes to social issues…

I am a woman who is a moderate in New York.”.

Republican Governor George Pataki’s endorsement of Pirro caused Cox to withdraw from the race, leaving Pirro as the likely nominee. Donors to Pirro’s political campaign included designer Tommy Hilfiger (also a native of Elmira) and Donald Trump, as well as contractors and real estate executives who had done business with her husband.

On December 21, 2005, after continuing pressure from party chiefs, a lagging fundraising effort, and polls showing she would be defeated by Clinton 62 percent to 30 percent),

Pirro dropped out of the Senate race deciding that her law enforcement background better qualified her for the New York State attorney general’s race, than the race for the United States Senate.

2006 State Attorney General campaign…

On May 31, 2006, Pirro, unopposed for the GOP nomination, became the party’s official candidate by acclamation at the GOP convention. She also held the nominations of the New York Conservative and Independence Parties.

However, in the general election, Pirro lost to the Democratic nominee, former Clinton Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo.

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TV/media career…

She was a regular contributor to The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. She is currently contributing to Today, Fox NY Good Day New York, is a Fox News legal ‘analyst’ appearing on various shows, and has guest hosted shows such as Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show and Geraldo at Large. She is a frequent guest on Fox’s late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. 

In 2003, Pirro released the nonfiction book To Punish and Protect, describing life inside the criminal justice system. In 2012, with the assistance of author Pete Earley, Pirro wrote the novel Sly Fox based on her own experiences as a 25-year-old assistant district attorney in Westchester.

Judge Jeanine Pirro on The CW…

On May 5, 2008, The CW announced that Pirro would host a weekday television show to be named Judge Jeanine Pirro, part of the network’s CW Daytime lineup and that features two episodes airing daily. The show is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television and is by default carried by all CW affiliates.

Judge Pirro was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award and won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program.

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Question: So what makes Jeanine Pirro the sexiest woman alive?

That’s easy, (attitude) ..and the following video…

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFW4t_iiPcY)

Double tap the URL above and pay attention.

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A final question for today; “Why is this woman not sitting in the Oval Office instead of Barack Obama?

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

I stand corrected..

Who said you can’t teach an old dog a new trick?

After a bit of research the earliest example of the phrase, or a reasonable facsimile thereof was published in a 1534 book of animal husbandry written by John Fitzherbert; “The boke of husbandry.) Which, for anyone interested? Can be found at…

http://archive.org/stream/bookofhusbandry00fitzuoft/bookofhusbandry00fitzuoft_djvu.txt

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As there were no cameras around in 1534, ..no photo is available of John Fitzherbert…

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..however I do have a good picture of his dogs.

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In America, although historically the option to change one’s mind has predominantly been the purview of women, as an open-minded and common sense motivated individual, ..I’m going to (jump in the pool) ..with the “ladies” and (admit) my shortcomings.

And what might those shortcomings be?

In the past, in the occupation of watching television, ..it has been my fervent practice, ..if a programs listing is identified within the genre of “reality” television, ..it gets no play.

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Accordingly, my only “path-crossings” with Jeanine Pirro have been extremely brief when she would appear as a guest on one or another (conservative) commentary show that I enjoy from time to time.

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..while researching for another composition I’m working on, (concerning gun control), I came across a video of Ms. Pirro elaborating on the Second Amendment to a magnitude that totally set me back on my heels.

Provided directly below,

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CebaoIDXWDQ)

Double tap the URL above and pay attention.

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Move over Sarah, (in my view) ..I’m thinkin’ that America could very well have a new sheriff in town…

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

True Colors..

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..and I’m not talking psychedelic roses!

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It has come to my attention via a new friend ..(Ann) ..through an old friend, (Kenny), ..that Barry, ..’er,  ..I mean Barack, – America’s favorite, ..and/or, ..infamous “Chicago Community Organizer” (who unfortunately for America and those who pay taxes), moved on to reside…

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..in the residence at ( 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C.), has taken another giant step, ..’er I mean ..placed another “Giant Boot” smack dab in the middle of America’s back with another of his (infamous) Obamacare “Gotcha” clauses strategically placed to go unseen until our reigning array of worthless (brain-dead) dependences in Congress voted it into law.

ARTICLE…

Community organizers will use a Federal Data Hub with all of your financial, medical and tax records to sign up people for subsidies — and even ballots.

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President Obama has had a poor record of job creation, but at least one small economic sector is doing well: …

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(Community Organizers marching). 

(Sidebar).

Please Note; That not a single one of these devoted “community minded” (community organizers) is carrying a sign asking for a job or for work.

Continuing… 

The Department of Health and Human Services is about to hire an army of “patient navigators” to inform Americans about the subsidized insurance promised by Obamacare and assist them in enrolling…

These organizers will be guided by the (new) Federal Data Hub, which will give them access to reams of…

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..compiled by federal agencies ranging from the IRS to the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.

“The federal government is planning to quietly enact what could be the largest consolidation of personal data in the history of the republic,” …

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Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute and Stephen T. Parente, a University of Minnesota finance professor, wrote in USA Today. No wonder that there are concerns about everything from identity theft to the ability of navigators to use the system to register Obamacare participants to vote.

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 (Kathleen Sibelius) a.k.a. (get too close and I’ll bite you).

HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius wasn’t satisfied with the $54 million in public funds allocated for navigators this year, so she tried to raise money from health-industry executives for Enroll America, the liberal nonprofit group leading the PR push for Obamacare.

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She had to retreat under withering criticism that she was shaking down companies that were dependent on government, a clear conflict of interest…

(Sidebar).

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..not to mention, extortion! 

According to Merriam-Webster: “ex·tor·tion,” Illegal use of one’s official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.

If I’m not mistaken, (I believe) that extortion laws are still on the books, (somewhere in America)?

..JUST NOT ANYWHERE NEAR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

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Because thirty-four states have declined to set up “insurance exchanges,” the job of guiding exchange enrollees in those states has been left to Washington.

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The identity of the groups who will get the Sebelius grants isn’t yet known, but Politico reports they are likely to include Planned Parenthood, senior-citizen advocacy organizations, and churches.

So far everything we’ve learned indicates the navigators will be flying blind, or could well be “unsafe at any speed.” In June, the Government Accountability Office reported that HHS is considering allowing navigators to assist with outreach and enrollment tasks even before completing their formal training.

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The reason? Like so much of Obamacare, the navigators program is behind schedule and drowning in its own complexity.

This spring, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawyers were also told by HHS that, despite the fact that navigators will have access to sensitive data such as Social Security numbers and tax returns, there will be no criminal background checks required for them.

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Indeed, they won’t even have to have high-school diplomas.

Both U.S. Census Bureau and IRS employees must meet those minimum standards, if only because no one wants someone who has been convicted of identity theft getting near Americans’ personal records. But HHS is unconcerned. It points out that navigators will have to take a twenty to thirty hour online course about how the (gi-normous) 1,200-page law works, which, given its demonstrated complexity, is like giving someone a first-aid course and then making “him or her” a (tenured) med-school professor.

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(Marilyn Tavenner).

“I want to assure you and all Americans that, when they fill out their [health-insurance] marketplace applications, they can trust the information they’re providing is protected,” said Marilyn Tavenner, head of HHS’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at a congressional hearing last week. In the age of Wikileaks and IRS abuses, somehow that isn’t very comforting.

“The standards proposed by your department could result in a convicted felon receiving federal dollars and gaining access to confidential taxpayer information,” a group of nine Republican senators led by Utah’s Orrin Hatch wrote to Secretary Sebelius last month. “The same standards allow any individual who has registered with the exchange and completed two days of training to facilitate enrollment, as if the decision to purchase health insurance is similar to the decision of registering to vote.”

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(Debra Bowen).

Indeed, voter registration is among the goals of the folks hawking Obamacare. The People’s World newspaper reports: “California’s Secretary of State Debra Bowen is designating the state’s new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act.

That means Covered California will be incorporating voter registration into every transaction — online, in-person and by phone — it has with consumers.” It seems as if some Obama supporters have found a new way to fill the void left by the bankruptcy of ACORN, the notorious left-wing voter-registration group that saw dozens of its employees in multiple states convicted of fraud.

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At least the pay will be better. ACORN was infamous for stiffing its employees and even once sued the state of California to ask for an exemption from its minimum-wage law. But early reports are that the federal government will be offering navigators between $20 and $48 an hour. In many states, that’s far more than many private-sector workers with corresponding responsibilities earn.

If there is a silver lining in all of this, it is that the potential failure of the navigators program could further convince voters that Obamacare is simply unworkable. “The Obama administration wants something the federal government has never done: a computer system that connects HHS, the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, Homeland Security and perhaps other departments,” John Goodman, a health-care expert with the National Center for Policy Analysis, wrote in the Wall Street Journal in May.

“For perspective, consider that the Veterans Administration converted to electronic medical records in 1998 and the VA and the Defense Department tried without success to share records until February [2013] when then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that the plan would be abandoned.”

But the consensus is that, if Obamacare isn’t repealed, the government can, with enough effort and money, get the Data Hub up and running. That concerns many members of Congress.

“Giving community organizers access to the Federal Data Hub is bad policy and potentially a danger to civil liberties,”

House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan told me recently. “But it’s one of the most underreported stories I’ve seen…

If people only knew about this Data Hub program, it would touch off a huge public outcry.” (Source, an article by John Fund).

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John Fund is national-affairs columnist for NRO.

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Editorial: So come on folks, ..if you’re reading this, ..lets do ourselves, ..John Fund, ..America, ..Kenny, ..and “Ann” ..a great big favor and spread the word.

(Share my blog address with everyone you know).

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

Sunday Morning Trivia – Furlough?

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According to Webster: “fur·lough,” (in context) An authorized leave of absence.

In the United States, a furlough, from Dutch: “verlof”) is a temporary unpaid leave of some employees due to special needs of a company, which may be due to economic conditions at the specific employer or in the economy as a whole. These involuntary furloughs may be short or long term, and many of those affected may seek other temporary employment during that time.

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Federal government…

In the United States, involuntary furloughs concerning federal government employees may be of a sudden and immediate nature.

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Schools…

Board members of various school districts as well as universities implemented “furlough days” to save money. Which makes students pay the same rate, if not more for their education while providing fewer educational days by forcing educators and staff members to take the day off.

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Which of course is sad, not so much because teachers and administrators lose a day’s pay now and then, but rather (at least in my opinion), because teachers, administrators and parents manipulate their children to carry protest signs,…

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..when anyone with a lick of common sense knows that a kid would vote for a furlough day in a heartbeat.

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Armed Services…

The term can also be applied to members of an armed service who have been given an extended period of leave from front line service.

Sadder yet, having been a combat soldier in Vietnam, I can’t imagine how monumentally devastated I would have been if then President Lyndon B. Johnson would have “ordered” me to return home for an extended period.

Because a soldier with no one to shoot is the saddest thing of all.

Question: Why have I composed this “drivel” this morning?

As I enjoy telling the truth, I have to drive my wife 55 miles to the Rapid City airport early in the morning (Sunday morning) so I’m composing this drivel this evening (Saturday night) to fulfill my obligation to my Post…

..because the “Post” ..that I was originally working on for tomorrow, (Sunday Morning) would have taken me a good four hours to complete, whereas I am done with this drivel and 45 minutes.

Editorial: Of course had I really been smart? .. I would have simply hung out my sign…

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..and left it at that.

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

Wisdom from Hollywood.. (Real Presidents).

Skipping, and/or, replacing “Wisdom from History” today with something a little more fun…

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Air Force One is a 1997 American action-thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed by Wolfgang Petersen in which a group of terrorists hijack Air Force One.

It stars Harrison Ford as well as Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell and Paul Guilfoyle.

Plot…

An American and Russian joint military operation results in the capture of General Ivan Radek (Jürgen Prochnow), the dictator of a rogue terrorist regime in Kazakhstan that had taken possession of former Soviet nuclear weapons.

Three weeks later, a diplomatic dinner is held in Moscow to celebrate the capture of the Kazakh dictator, at which Pres. of the United States James Marshall (Harrison Ford) …

Expresses his remorse that action had not been taken sooner to prevent the suffering that Radek caused. He also vows that his administration will take a firmer stance against despotism and that they will never negotiate with terrorists.

President Marshall, along with his wife Grace (Wendy Crewson), daughter Alice (Liesel Matthews), and several of his Cabinet and advisors, board Air Force One to return to the United States.

U.S. Secret Service agent Gibbs (Xander Berkeley), acting as a mole for a group of six Radek loyalists led by the sadistic Egor Korshunov (Gary Oldman), sneaks them onto the plane disguised as journalists.

Once in flight, Gibbs kills several Secret Service agents guarding the plane’s armory, allowing Korshunov and his men to seize control of the plane. When the attackers start a firefight, the pilots attempt to land the plane at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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However, the pilots are killed, and the terrorists take control, diverting the plane towards Kazakhstan. Secret Service agents take Marshall (Harrison) to an escape pod in the cargo hold, while the rest of the passengers are taken hostage by the hijackers. Believing the President has escaped, the hijackers plan to use his wife and daughter as leverage.

At the White House Situation Room, Korshunov contacts Vice President Kathryn Bennett (Glenn Close), threatening to kill a hostage every half hour until Radek is released.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military locates the escape pod but finds it empty. Unbeknownst to the hijackers, President Marshall, a retired military aviator, veteran of the Vietnam War, and Medal of Honor recipient, stayed aboard the plane to rescue everybody.

He contacts the White House via satellite phone, reminding Bennett not to negotiate with the terrorists. The hijackers request mid-air refueling after Marshall forces a fuel dump and secures the hostages. Marshall sends a fax to the White House, instructing the tanker to force the plane low enough for the hostages to parachute to safety.

When Korshunov discovers the deception, he forces the plane away from the refueling tanker, causing the fuel to ignite and destroy the tanker. He captures Marshall and the remaining advisors before they escape.

With Marshall and his family held hostage, Bennett is forced to contact Russian President Petrov to endorse Radek’s release. Korshunov and his men celebrate as the event is broadcast over the plane’s speakers, and Marshall escapes.

While Marshall’s advisers deal with the remaining terrorists, Korshunov takes Grace to the plane’s parachute ramp, and dumps the remaining parachutes. Marshall arrives, and the two fight. Korshunov loses his weapon, and is garrotted with the parachute chord. Marshall then belays his earlier request to release Radek, who is killed attempting to flee custody.

Marshall directs Air Force One towards friendly airspace unaware that MiG-29s piloted by Radek loyalists follow them. Escorting U.S. F-15s counterattack, but the shrapnel from explosions, and machine gun rounds, destroys Air Force One’s tail controls, rendering landing impossible. Marshall pilots Air Force One out toward the Caspian Sea to prevent civilian casualties, and a nearby patrolling U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130E Combat Talon is called in to rescue Marshall and the others via zip-line.

After his family and the injured Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd (Paul Guilfoyle) are evacuated, Marshall, Gibbs, and Major Caldwell (William H. Macy) remain on the plane, with time for only one to be rescued. Caldwell tells Marshall to go, but Gibbs, revealing that it was he who aided the terrorists in hijacking Air Force One, pulls a gun, kills Major Caldwell and a PJ, and attempts to save himself on the last remaining zip-line.

Marshall overpowers him (having once trusted Gibbs with his life), attaches himself to the line, and unhooks it from the plane before it crashes into the water. The MC-130E crew reel in the President, and Marshall is reunited with his family.

..and we have a happy Hollywood ending.

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Independence Day is a 1996 American military science fiction film about an alien invasion of Earth.

The narrative focuses on a disparate group of people who converge in the Nevada desert and, along with the rest of the human population, in a last-chance counterattack on the 4th of July 4, ..and/or, Independence Day.

Plot…

On July 2, a mammoth alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped “destroyer” spacecraft, each 15 miles (24 km) in width.

As the destroyers take positions over some of Earth’s major cities, David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), an MIT-graduate working for a cable company in New York City, discovers hidden satellite transmissions which he believes to be a timer counting down to a coordinated attack by the aliens.

With the help of his ex-wife Constance Spano (Margaret Colin), a White House employee, he and his father Julius (Judd Hirsch) gain entrance into the Oval Office to warn President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) of the impending attack.

The President immediately orders large-scale evacuations of the targeted cities, but the aliens attack with advanced directed energy weapons before these could occur. The President, portions of his staff, and the Levinsons narrowly escape aboard Air Force One as a destroyer lays waste to Washington D.C, New York, and Los Angeles, along with other major cities around the world.

On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack; the movie follows the Black Knights, a squadron of Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets, as they participate in an assault on a destroyer near the destroyed city of Los Angeles. Their weapons fail to penetrate the craft’s force field, and it responds by releasing scores of “attacker” ships which are similarly shielded and armed with directed-energy weapons, and a one-sided dogfight ensues.

Afterwards, their base at El Toro is destroyed, along with many American military installations, including NORAD.

Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) manages to survive the attack by luring a single attacker to the Grand Canyon.

There, he blinds the alien with the braking parachute on his jet and ejects just before running out of fuel, causing both to crash in the desert. Having parachuted to safety, he subdues the injured alien. Hiller is picked up by Russell Casse (Randy Quaid), who is traveling across the desert with a group of refugees in a convoy of RVs.

From there they take the captured alien to nearby Area 51, commanded by Major Mitchell (Adam Baldwin), where the President and his remaining staff have also landed.

Area 51 conceals a top secret facility housing a repaired attacker and three alien bodies recovered from Roswell in 1947.

When lead scientist Dr. Brackish Okun (Brent Spiner) attempts to remove the “bio-mechanical” suit from the alien, the specimen regains consciousness. It attempts escape and takes control of Okun’s mind, killing an examination crew in the process.

When questioned by President Whitmore, it reveals through a telepathic connection that its species travels from planet to planet, destroying all life and harvesting a planet’s natural resources before moving on.

The alien attempts a psychic attack against Whitmore but is killed by Major Mitchell. Whitmore orders a nuclear attack on all of the destroyers using B-2 Spirit bombers; the first one to be hit is the alien destroyer hovering over a deserted Houston, but this too fails to penetrate the craft’s shield and destroys a large part of the city instead; as a result, the remaining bombers are called back.

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On July 4, Levinson devises a plan to use the repaired attacker to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space in order to introduce a computer virus and plant a nuclear missile on board. 

This, it is hoped, will cause the shields of the Earth-based alien craft to fail long enough for the human resistance to eliminate them. Hiller volunteers to be the mission’s pilot, with Levinson accompanying him to upload the virus. With satellite communications knocked out, the Americans use Morse code to coordinate a massive counterattack with the remaining forces around the world, timed to occur when the invaders’ shields are set to fail. With not enough military pilots to man all available aircraft, the battle requires several volunteers, including President Whitmore and Russell Casse, who both have previous combat flight experience.

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With the successful implantation of the virus, President Whitmore leads the American jet fighters against an alien destroyer on approach to Area 51. Although the aliens now lack shields, the fighters’ supply of missiles are quickly exhausted against the colossal craft and its large complement of assault ships.

The underside of the alien craft opens up as its directed energy weapon prepares to fire on the base. Russell possesses the last remaining missile, but his firing mechanism jams; changing his plan, he pilots his aircraft into the alien weapon in a kamikaze attack.

The ensuing explosion causes a chain reaction which annihilates the ship. Human resistance forces around the world use the same weak point to destroy the remainder of the alien ships, while the nuclear device planted by Hiller and Levinson destroys the alien mothership soon after the duo escape. Hiller and Levinson return unharmed, crash-landing their captured alien fighter in the desert close to Area 51.

The film ends as the main characters watch debris from the mothership enter the atmosphere like shooting stars.

..and another Happy Hollywood ending.

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Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film. directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman.

Plot…

On May 10, 1998, teenage amateur astronomer Leo Biederman (Wood) discovers an unusual object near the stars Mizar and Alcor at a star party in Richmond, Virginia with his school’s astronomy club.

His teacher alerts astronomer Marcus Wolf (Smith), who realizes that the object is a comet on a collision course with Earth. Wolf tries to get the information out, but dies in a car accident before he can alert the world.

A year later, MSNBC reporter Jenny Lerner (Leoni) investigates the resignation of the Secretary of the Treasury (Cromwell) and his connection to “Ellie”. She discovers that Ellie is not a mistress but an acronym: “E.L.E.”, for “Extinction-Level Event”.

Because of Lerner’s investigation, President Tom Beck (Freeman) advances the announcement of the grim facts: the comet, named Wolf-Biederman, is 7 miles (11 km) long—large enough to cause a mass extinction, and possibly wipe out humanity, if it hits Earth.

The United States and Russia have been secretly constructing a spacecraft, called the Messiah, in orbit and they plan to use it to transport a team that includes Captain Spurgeon Tanner (Duvall) to the comet, so that its path toward Earth can be intercepted with nuclear weapons.

After landing on the comet, the crew members plant nuclear bombs 100 meters beneath the surface. When the bombs are detonated, the ship is damaged and loses contact with Earth. Instead of being knocked off-course, the comet splits into two smaller rocks nicknamed “Biederman” (1.5 miles (2.4 km) long) and “Wolf” (6 miles (9.7 km) long), both world-threatening.

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(Sidebar).

Note; “Morgan Freeman does not have his feet on the desk.

Continuing…

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Beck announces the Messiah crew’s failure, declares martial law, and reveals that governments worldwide have been building underground shelters. The United States’ shelter is in the limestone caves of Missouri. The US government conducts a lottery to select 800,000 ordinary Americans under age 50 to join 200,000 pre-selected scientists, engineers, teachers, artists, soldiers, and officials. Lerner and Leo’s families are pre-selected, but Leo’s girlfriend Sarah Hotchner (Sobieski) is not. Leo marries Sarah to save her family but the Hotchners are mistakenly left off the evacuee list; Sarah refuses to leave without them.

A last-ditch effort to use Earth’s missile-borne nuclear weapons to deflect the two chunks of the comet fails.

Leo returns home looking for Sarah, but her family has left for the Appalachian Mountains and is trapped in a traffic jam on the highway. Leo catches up to the family using a small motorcycle in the Hotchners’ garage. Sarah’s parents urge Leo to take Sarah and her baby brother to high ground; Sarah still does not want to abandon her parents, but they convince her to let them go.

Lerner gives up her seat in the last evacuation helicopter to her friend Beth, who has a young daughter. She instead joins her estranged father (Schell) at her childhood beach house where they reconcile and remember happier times.

The Biederman fragment impacts in the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, creating a megatsunami. Leo, Sarah, and her baby brother survive. Lerner, her father, Sarah’s parents, and millions of other people perish as the tsunami destroys the Atlantic coasts of North and South America, Europe, and Africa. The world braces for the impact of Wolf in western Canada, which will create a cloud of dust that will block out the sun for two years. This, in turn, will destroy most life on Earth. Low on fuel and life support, the crew of the Messiah decides to undertake a suicide mission with the remaining nuclear warheads.

After saying goodbye to their loved ones by video conference, the ship reaches the fragment and enters a fissure to blow itself up, which breaks Wolf into much smaller pieces that burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

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President Beck, speaking to a large crowd in front of the United States Capitol building, which is undergoing reconstruction, urges the nation and the world to continue their recovery.

..and another Happy Hollywood ending is enjoyed by an exhausted audience.

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Speaking of exhausted audiences, I can’t speak for anyone else, however for myself, even as adept as I am at using the English language, finding the appropriate words to describe my disappointment in the first Barack Obama production is beyond my purview.

But then, beyond the scope of liberal ideology, negative connotation isn’t simply misunderstood, ..it is unequivocally rejected.

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Independence Day for Barack and Michelle Obama arrived on January 20, 2008 and, (at least in my opinion) they have not wasted a minute, ..or a turn at milking America, ..and/or, more correctly, ..milking the citizens, ..from “every walk” of life, ..for every drop of personal gain at their disposal.

No president in the history of America, since the inception of the first Air Force one…

(Sidebar).

The decision to specifically designate an aircraft to transport the President arose in 1943, when officials of the United States Army Air Forces – the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force – became concerned with relying on commercial airlines to transport the President. A C-87 Liberator Express was reconfigured to transport then President Franklin D. Roosevelt, however it was rejected by the Secret Service amid concerns over the aircraft’s safety record. At which point, a C-54 Skymaster was converted for presidential use. The aircraft, dubbed the “Sacred Cow.”

Continuing…

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..has used Air Force One more than Barack Obama.

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Nor has any president since the inception of the office, made more bad decisions, …

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Played more rounds of golf,…

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..spent more time partying, 

Question: Was Barack Obama elected as commander-in-chief, or master of ceremonies?

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..more time on his “keister”,

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(Libyans burning the American flag after Benghazi attack).

…been plagued by more scandals,

Statement of fact: In 1965, I personally put my life on the line for “our” flag in the Republic of South Vietnam, ..and I wasn’t making $400,000 a year.

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..or brought this nation closer to economic ruin by elevating our national debt until it’s approaching $17 trillion faster than anyone can say Rumpelstiltskin.

As to just how deep the impact on America will be by the time Barack and Michelle go home to Chicago will be? ..remains to be seen.

Accordingly, I for one do not believe that the final act of the Barack and Michelle show can come to an end too soon.

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Who is Antonio Santiago West?

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(Antonio Santiago West).

Antonio Santiago West was an unfortunate (thirteen month old) child who’s young life was (senselessly) extinguished by an uneducated angry teen whose parents failed to teach him that honorable young men don’t rob people at gunpoint, ..or kill 13-month-old children to “display their disfavor” when the mother he chose to rob announced that she didn’t have any money.

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These are the two individuals responsible for the (senseless) taking of Antonio Santiago West’s young life.

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This is the aunt and the sister of the young man who pulled the trigger of the gun that took the life of “Antonio Santiago West.” They have been charged with (obstruction of justice) in the death of Antonio Santiago West.

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(James H. Brooks).

James H. Brooks was Mayor pro tem of Brunswick, Georgia. Brooks has also been charged with (obstruction of justice) in the killing of Antonio Santiago West.

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This is the good Rev. Jesse Jackson and the good Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are not complicit in any way shape or form, in Antonio Santiago West’s death.

Nor were either of them instrumental in preventing the death of Antonio Santiago West.

To the best of my knowledge, neither the good Rev. Jesse Jackson, ..nor the good Rev. Al Sharpton, have ever heard of “Antonio Santiago West.”

When the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton speak of educating and protecting America’s children, ..(in my unappreciated opinion) they are speaking of “African-American” children. ( exclusively ).

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This is Barack Obama, President of the United States, (to my knowledge) ..he isn’t complicit or responsible in Antonio Santiago West’s death either, ..nor (to my knowledge) does Barack Obama even know of Antonio Santiago West.

It is also (my belief), that when Barack Obama speaks of the need to educate, encourage and support America’s children, he is speaking of “African-American” children. ( exclusively ).

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This is a photo of a proud mother whose son grew up to be president of the United States…

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This is the anguished face of a mother whose 13-month-old son won’t grow up to be the president, because his life was extinguished by an angry young man with hate, ..not only in his heart, ..but in his soul.

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Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

The O’Reilly Factor, ..’er, Solution!

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According to Webster: “so·lu·tion,” …(Multiple-choice).

1. A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.

2. The state of being dissolved.

3. The answer to a problem.

4. The act of separating or breaking up; dissolution.

Something for everyone, ..but then why not? ..we live in a great Nation.

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Except for one (niggling) circumstance;…

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According to Webster: “nig·gling,” (n¹g“l¹ng) adj. Petty, a nagging or annoying pain.

..and that (niggling) circumstance, (at least in my considered opinion) ..is the fact that academia, and/or, (America’s Grand Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning), have turned to elaborating on the virtues of (being our brothers keepers) until now, ..the keepers (own) their brothers.

For those of you who don’t care for Mr. Bill O’Reilly and don’t watch him on the Fox News Channel, or anything on the Fox news channel for that matter, I have gleaned a URL from (the blaze.com) to bring you up to speed.

(http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/24/48-hours-later-these-are-bill-oreillys-comments-on-race-that-everyone-cant-stop-talking-about/)

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You should know the drill by now..

Now that you have been audience to the rhetoric, and/or, the bloviating as Bill likes to say, let’s check it out…

Question: Civil rights industry; Want to know what’s wrong with civil rights in America?

According to Webster: “in·dus·try,” Commercial production and sale of goods.

..there’s your answer, (commercial production) how long do you think America’s parasites, Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton would spend helping anyone if there wasn’t money in it?

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According to Webster: “par·a·site,” An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.

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The answer is not: Tougher gun laws; tougher, tougher, tougher and stricter sentencing guidelines.

Wakeup America; “Prison is not a punishment to the criminal element, ..it’s a vacation destination.

Disintegration of the African-American family?

Really, (in my opinion) nothing would serve black Americans more than the disintegration of anything African-American.

Reality: If you’re born in America, the color of your skin doesn’t mean squat, “you’re an American,” grow up, email Jesse and Al and tell them that you’ve figured it out.

If you are a young black man or black woman and you are unemployed, (most likely) you can thank “Jesse and Al” and Barack too.

They’re the ones holding you down. I don’t care whether you go to school or not, ..(you want a life) ..get a job and support “yourself,” ..instead of supporting them, ..and then watch just how quickly they end up in a soup line.

“Because there is one undeniable fact of life, lies and bull shit are equally unpalatable regardless of the source.”

Traditional African-American family; Does anyone have any idea what traditional means?

According to Webster: tra·di·tion The passing down of a culture from generation to generation.

Question: If you are a black man or a black woman living in America and you have direct knowledge of ancestors who were born in Africa, ..how many of you provide the food on your table with a spear?

For those of you who may feel that my last question was condescending, it wasn’t.

98% of the black men and women born in America want what everyone wants, an opportunity to love and be loved.

An opportunity to raise a family beyond the reach of hate and corruption.

In the same tradition and mindset (common sense) that tells us that; “Guns don’t kill people – people kill people. The color of a Homo sapiens skin does not dictate his or her character.

So don’t let some bloviating fool tell you that it does.

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My solution to the race problem in America is the same as my solution to every problem in America.

When you turn 18, get a job and then get up every morning and go to work and provide a days work for a days pay.

Pay your mortgage or your rent on time, ..treat your children as you would like to be treated, ..and then simply repeat this process until your 65, ..then go fishing.

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Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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