"I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." Harry Truman, 1947.
"But this secret, swift, and extraordinary buildup of Communist missiles ... is a deliberately provocative and unjustified change in the status quo which cannot be accepted by this country, if our courage and our commitments are ever to be trusted again by either friend or foe." John Kennedy, 1962.
"We must stand by our democratic allies. And we must not break faith with those who are risking their lives — on every continent, from Afghanistan to Nicaragua — to defy Soviet-supported aggression and secure rights which have been ours from birth." Ronald Reagan, 1985.
"We will not accept Russia's occupation of Crimea or its violation of Ukraine's sovereignty. Our free nations will stand united so that further Russian provocations will only mean more isolation and costs for Russia. Because after investing so much blood and treasure to bring Europe together, how can we allow the dark tactics of the 20th century to define this new century?" Barack Obama, 2016.
"My people came to me, [United States Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me and some others, they said they think it's Russia. I have [Russia] President Putin. He just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be." Donald Trump, 2018.
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Let's finish off June movies:
107. (1336.) Way Out West (1937)
Laurel and Hardy perform a series of Vaudeville gags, some more effective than others.
108. (1337.) Deadpool 2 (2018)
On first watch, I think it was better than the first one, though it does have less "heart" and did sometimes seem to be trying too hard.
109. (1338.) Oblivion (2013)
As you might expect from a Tom Cruise action film with hard sci-fi trappings, there's about 30 minutes of story here (and the plot doesn't stand up to critical thought).
110. (1339.) He Knows You're Alone (1980)
A dull, bloodless slasher flick whose only bright spot is Tom Hanks in his first ever movie role.
113. (1342.) The Young Doctors (1961)
Everything you think is wrong with the modern healthcare industry in America is in this entertaining 57-year-old movie.
114. (1343.) Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)
I'd call this a farce, as I found the comedy too broad to be truly satirical, and the best part is Jacqueline Bisset.
115. (1344.) Nothing Sacred (1937)
This screwball comedy starts well with some great dialog, but loses its edge as the romantic leads fall for one another.
118. (1347.) The Package (1989)
Gene Hackman plays an old Popeye Doyle and Tommy Lee Jones plays Tommy Lee Jones in this mediocre political thriller.
More to come.
For eight-and-a-half years, I've been warning you about the greatest threat known to man. According to recent news reports, you're finally starting to listen.
"Killer deer terrorizing pets, people in Peachtree City" (11alive.com)
"Attack of the Peachtree City deer without fear" (TheCitizen.com)
"Bully Bambi: Deer targets neighborhood dogs, one dead" (CBS46.com)
That's right: They're here! They're deer! Get used to it!
According to the reports, deer have been terrorizing dogs in Peachtree City, a community of golf carts and more golf carts. Full disclosure: I lived in Peachtree City for about half a year in 1988. It was not a happy time, but that doesn't mean that I wish deer on them. I wouldn't wish deer on anyone.
Why would the deer attack dogs? Obviously because dogs are man's best friends. Those bastards!
"So what?" say the Cat People. "Deer on dog violence is not our problem." You bastards! Deer on dog violence is everyone's problem! Once they're done with the dogs, do you think they'll just go away? No! First dogs, then cats, then I-don't-know-what, but it won't be good!
Act now! Teach your dog to attack deer on sight. Your life (and theirs) might depend on it.
I have not been able to get this song out of my head for the past week. Maybe embedding it here will help.