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A look at the Trump campaign with Michael Prada

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June 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

“The Black Scorpion” is not a bad movie at all

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On a scale of 1  to 10, I’d rank this one about a 3.    In other words, I  have seen a lot worst movies.    At the same time, it’s OK if you have a couple of hours to kill or watch a scary movie that is not really that scary at all.  

The story is about a giant scorpion freed after volcanic activity in Mexico.   Everything gets interesting when the giant scorpion threatens the countryside and then heads to  Mexico City.     The Mexican Army goes on offense and you see tanks and soldiers with machine guns shooting at the scorpion.

The lead actor was Richard Denning, who apparently made a bunch of these science fictions movies about monsters.   The leading lady was Mara Corday, a very pretty woman indeed.    

I love the trailer:




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June 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

Zsa Zsa Gabor and the “Queen of Outer Space”

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On Saturday morning, I was working on a blog post and caught a bit of “Queen of Outer Space”, another one of those science fiction movies from the 1950s.    

It was not really science fiction.   The good news is that I got to see a young Zsa Zsa Gabor.   I had never seen too much of her before “Green Acres”.

It’s a story of US astronauts who end up in a planet run by women.   Yes, all of the women were beautiful and wore short skirts.

It was silly but a lot of fun to watch.    Here is the trailer:

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June 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

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1990: Nolan Ryan no-hitter # 6

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The amazing Nolan Ryan pitched his 6th no-hitter in Oakland.  

Ryan pitched a no-hitter for 3 different teams (Angels, Astros & Rangers) and 3 different decades (two in 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981 & 1990).

On a personal note, I did not watch the whole game.    It was a Pacific time game, or it started in Texas at 9 pm.   I fell asleep after 3 or 4 innings and did not watch it.  

I heard about it the next morning when when the alarm went off at 6 am.   It was one of the leading stories on the radio!    

Ryan flirted with no-hitters a couple of time in 1989,  his first year in Texas.   In fact, I was at one of those games when he took a perfect game into the 9th, or 25 outs!  Then he gave up a single!  

The amazing Mr Ryan!


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June 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

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Happy # 60 Joe Montana

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Happy # 60 Joe Montana.

Was Joe Montana the greatest quarterback ever?   He is definitely one of the.   

Montana won a college championship in Notre Dame and then led the 49ers to 4 Super Bowl titles.     We will always remember him in Dallas for “the catch” or the play that beat Dallas and put San Francisco in the Super Bowl.    

Overall, he was 117-47 as a starter, threw 273 TD, and completed 63.3% of his passes for 40,551 yards.    In the playoffs, Joe was 16-7 and was known for being cool under pressure.


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June 11, 2016 at 8:30 am

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John Wayne died in 1979

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The great John Wayne died on June 11, 1979.    

His career goes back to the 1930s:

In 1939, Wayne finally had his breakthrough when his old friend John Ford cast him as Ringo Kid in the Oscar-winning Stagecoach. Wayne went on to play larger-than-life heroes in dozens of movies and came to symbolize a type of rugged, strong, straight-shooting American man. John Ford directed Wayne in some of his best-known films, including Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962).

Off-screen, Wayne came to be known for his conservative political views. He produced, directed and starred in The Alamo (1960) and The Green Berets (1968), both of which reflected his patriotic, conservative leanings. In 1969, he won an Oscar for his role as a drunken, one-eyed federal marshal named Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. Wayne’s last film was The Shootist (1976), in which he played a legendary gunslinger dying of cancer. The role had particular meaning, as the actor was fighting the disease in real life.

“The shootist” is my favorite movie:

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June 11, 2016 at 6:56 am

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ObamaCare and 2016

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(My new American Thinker post)

Let’s hope that Mr. Trump is going to hit Mrs. Clinton very hard on ObamaCare. In other words, the next president will have to fix it or it will collapse on its own.  

It’s hard to see how it turns out any different.  

We are down to increasing taxes to pay for ObamaCare or scrapping the law and replacing it.  

My preference would be to scrap it and let the states deal with it. Let state legislatures write their own plans and try out different ideas. I have full confidence that the states will find individual, or even regional, solutions to this complicated mess.
In the meantime, this is the latest from the ObamaCare experience:

The Geisinger Health Plan, run by one of the nation’s top-rated health care organizations, foresees medical costs increasing next year by 7.5 percent for people buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
So when Geisinger requested a rate increase of 40 percent for 2017, consumer advocates were amazed. And Kurt J. Wrobel, Geisinger’s chief actuary, found himself, along with other members of his profession, in the middle of the health care wars still raging in this political year.
Actuaries normally toil far from the limelight, anonymous technicians stereotyped as dull and boring. But as they crunch the numbers for their Affordable Care Act business, their calculations are feeding a roaring national debate over insurance premiums, widely used to gauge the success of President Obama’s health care law. Health plans around the country have just filed proposed rates for 2017. State insurance commissioners are still reviewing them.
But questions about the proposed increases are reverberating through the health care system and into the political campaign.

Let’s hope that questions reverberate indeed. It’s time for U.S. voters to have the discussion about ObamaCare denied them in 2009.   

Mrs. Clinton got a free ride on ObamaCare because Mr. Sanders called for a single-payer program, or a program that President Carter or President Obama could not pass despite Senate majorities. So she simply said that she’d fix ObamaCare but generally stood by the plan without specifics.

Let’s call on Mr. Trump to challenge Mrs. Clinton to defend the premium increases and the total mess that the law has created across the country. Again, the Democrats have gotten away with calling for universal care but not explain how it will impact the family budget. 

Get going, Mr. Trump. The last jobs report and the ObamaCare mess have given you two amazing opportunities to draw a distinction from Mrs. Clinton.

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June 11, 2016 at 6:31 am

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