In The Balcony Movie Review: This Means War


By Jueseppi B.

I am going to see this movie….even though my instinct say don’t do it….but Ms. Chelsea Handler has a role in this movie so I am forced to see her performance.

This Means War is an upcoming 2012 romantic comedy action film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents and best friends (Pine and Hardy) discover that they are dating the same woman (Witherspoon). The film will be released on February 17, 2012.

Plot

Two CIA agents and best friends (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) discover that they are dating the same woman (Reese Witherspoon), which ultimately affects both their professional and personal lives. Ummmmm….yeah….not much of a plot, but we shall see….the trailer looks good.

Cast

Production

Sam Worthington was attached to star in This Means War, but dropped out and was replaced by Tom HardyBradley Cooper was also attached to star in the film, but left the project. Seth Rogen also turned down a role.

Principal photography took place in Vancouver from September 13 to December 1, 2010. The running title for the film was “Spy vs. Spy”, but the name was changed only a couple of months before release to “This Means War.”

Release

This Means War is scheduled to be released on February 17, 2012.

Directed by McG
Produced by Robert Simonds Will Smith James Lassiter & Simon Kinberg
Screenplay by Simon Kinberg & Timothy Dowling
Story by Timothy Dowling & Marcus Gautesen
Starring Reese Witherspoon Chris Pine Tom Hardy Chelsea Handler & Til Schweiger
Music by Christophe Beck
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Editing by Nicolas De Toth Studio Overbrook Entertainment Wonderland Sound and Vision Robert Simonds Productions
Type A Films
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) February 17, 2012
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $70 million

Let me know what you think.

Violence Against Women Act: RepubliCANTS Refuse to Renew


By Jueseppi B.

The “War On Women” continues. Now GOPretenders are telling us that violence against women is acceptable and not a very high priority. Are YOU a woman who is voting for the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS? Please contact me here, at the ObamaCrat.com, and explain why.

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law. It was passed as Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994H.R. 3355, and signed as Pub.L. 103-322 by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994. It provided $1.6 billion to enhance investigation and prosecution of violent crimes perpetrated against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted.

VAWA was drafted by then U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden‘s office with support from a number of advocacy organizations including the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the Texas Council on Family ViolenceFutures Without Violence, National Coalition Against Sexual Assault, National Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceLegal Momentum and The National Organization for Women, which described the bill as “the greatest breakthrough in civil rights for women in nearly two decades.”

VAWA was reauthorized by Congress in 2000, and again in December 2005.

The Office on Violence Against Women was statutorily established within the United States Department of Justice following the passage of the reauthorization of VAWA in 2000. It has the authority to administer some the grants authorized under VAWA, as well as develop federal policy around issues relating to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Office is led by a Director whose appointment has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. VAWA also increased funding for direct services for victims of domestic violence through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

VAWA will be up for reauthorization in 2012. BUT with a “Negro” President in the “White Mans House” who RepubliCANTS have vowed to obstruct, and with the mission statement of the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS to keep POTUS Obama from re-election by any means necessary, the re-authorization of the VAWA, is in danger.

Even in the ultrapolarized atmosphere of Capitol Hill, it should be possible to secure broad bipartisan agreement on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, the 1994 law at the center of the nation’s efforts to combat domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The law’s renewal has strong backing from law enforcement and groups that work with victims, and earlier reauthorizations of the law, in 2000 and 2005, passed Congress with strong support from both sides of the aisle.

Yet not a single Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor last week when the committee approved a well-crafted reauthorization bill introduced by its chairman, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Senator Michael Crapo, a Republican of Idaho, who is not on the committee.

The bill includes smart improvements aimed, for example, at encouraging effective enforcement of protective orders and reducing the national backlog of untested rape kits. The Republican opposition seems driven largely by an antigay, anti-immigrant agenda. The main sticking points seemed to be language in the bill to ensure that victims are not denied services because they are gay or transgender and a provision that would modestly expand the availability of special visas for undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic violence — a necessary step to encourage those victims to come forward.

Senator Charles Grassley, the committee’s ranking Republican, offered a substitute bill that not only cut out those improvements but called for a huge reduction in authorized financing, and elimination of the Justice Department office devoted to administering the law and coordinating the nation’s response to domestic violence and sexual assaults. His measure was defeated along party lines.

Mustering the 60 votes needed to get the bill through the full Senate will not be easy, even though previous reauthorizations were approved by unanimous consent. Recalcitrant Republicans should be made to explain to voters why they refuse to get behind the federal fight against domestic violence and sexual assaults.

Once again….if you are a women and you vote for the GOPretenders, The RepubliCANTS The Reich Wingers, The TeaParty baggers or the Conselfishservatives….please explain to me why.

“America is back. Anyone who tells you otherwise, anyone who tells you America is in decline or that our influence has wained, doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we world as a team. This nation is great because we get each other’s back.
We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction.”

~  President Barack Obama. ~

Go Out On “NO”vember Sixth, Twenty Twelve & VoteDemocratic.
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Ms. Whitney Elizabeth Houston…A Different Thought


By Jueseppi B.

I am pissed. Not because Ms. Houston has died, people are born to die, it’s what we do in between birth & death that matters to the planet. I am pissed at the media. I, like millions, was a fan of Ms. Houstons, and I followed her career from start to fade. I am disgusted by the media coverage of her death. Sick to my stomach of hearing and seeing the mention of her drug induced fade from the spotlight. Tire of the reports of her troubling marriage to singer Bobby Brown.

When Ms. Amy Winehouse was discovered dead from alcohol poisoning, her death, and her cause of death, didn’t receive this much negativity in the media. And I understand why the media is taking this path in remembering Ms. Houston. Sensationalism sells advertisement spots. Advertisement spots makes money. Sensationalism gets small minded viewers, who love to hear bad things about celebrities, to sit in front of the TV.

It is a shame we fans of Ms. Houston can not get reports of her death or remember her life of music, without having her private battle with drugs thrown in our face. EVERY other 15 minutes. The negativity of her marriage to Bobby Brown has what exactly to do with her passing? Yet that is all I am hearing, how drugs and Bobby Brown caused her fade from the glory of being a pop diva/superstar.

Newsflash for the media: Ms. Whitney Elizabeth Houston is a diva, and she is a superstar. That fact is something you media maggots can not remove from Ms. Houston’s legacy. No matter how hard you attempt to sell advertising spots for your sponsors by peddling garbage about Ms. Houston.

Just days ago, when Ms. Etta James passed away, I witnessed the exact same garbage written and broadcast about her pioneer life. We were constantly reminded of Ms. James drug use and subsequent fade from the spotlight. These two great women vocalists are going to be remembered fr their vocal talents, for their inspiration for millions of people across the globe. NOT your reporting of the negative parts of their lives.

I think with the invention of the internet, and social media web sites, the media as we know it, is slowly becoming a dinosaur of news reporting. I am patiently awaiting the complete death of the media.

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