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Archive for January 28th, 2009

A Legend Returns: A-Team in theatres in 2010

Posted by iusbvision on January 28, 2009

UK Telegraph:

The production will be a “fast-paced action movie” that avoids the campy tone of the original and replaces Vietnam with the Middle East as the place the do-gooder soldiers of fortune served before escaping to the “Los Angeles underground”, Hollywood newspaper Variety has reported.

Sir Ridley is lined up to produce the 20th Century Fox project alongside his brother, Tony Scott, while Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed 2006’s Smokin’ Aces, will direct. The film is due out in June 2010.

Dirk Benedict as "Face"Co-creator of the original series Stephen J Cannell is also on board as a producer.

The show, which ran for five series from 1983 to 1986 on American television network NBC, featured George Peppard, Mr T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz as the mismatched band of mercenaries on the run from the government “for a crime they didn’t commit”.

It spawned a host of catchphrases including Peppard’s character Hannibal’s oft repeated line “I love it when a plan comes together”.

A film version has spent years in development with a number of different names previously attached to the project.

Sir Ridley told Variety the newly assembled team aimed for “a fast-paced, exciting franchise – one we hope will be around for years to come.”

 Bruce Willis is reported to have accepted the role of Col. John “Hannibal” Smith.

If this film is done right the far left will hate it, which means it could be a must see. Here is an idea of what the film might look like:

Or this:

Or this:

By the way, no post about the legendary A-Team could be complete without a proper tribute to the original cast whose great work has made them immortal in the entertainment world:

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Brilliant Black Man on the Obama Celebrity Pledge

Posted by iusbvision on January 28, 2009

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Posted by iusbvision on January 28, 2009

UPDATE – All Republicans voted no on the stimulous and right they should. This bill is ridiculous. All of this talk about Obama wanting to be bipartisan and taking in their suggestions was just that; it was just feel good propaganda. Eleven Democrats voted “NO” as well.

Via UK TeleGraph (American media is so bad and unrealiable that some of the UK outfits cover American news betetr than almost anyone domestically):

President Barack Obama got the $825 (or $1.2 trillion over a decade) stimulus package through the House of Representatives but the 244 to 188 vote is a hollow victory indeed. Without a single Republican voting for the bill, his high-profile visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday came to exactly naught – at least on the House side.

Obama vowed to change Washington and usher in a new post-partisan era. The the mood music and optics were pitch perfect as he trekked up to the Hill. Republicans praised his gesture, welcomed his sincere demeanour and appreciated his willingness to listen.

Problem was, he wanted only to listen and did not want to act on what Republicans said. When he was asked if he would re-structure the package to include more tax cuts, he reportedly responded: “Feel free to whack me over the head because I probably will not compromise on that part.”

Via Drudge Report:

Wed Jan 28 2009 09:58:30 ET.

Democrats may have eliminated provisions on birth control and sod for the National Mall in the “job stimulus” — but buried on page 147 of the bill is stimulation for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases!

The House Democrats’ bill includes $335 million for sexually transmitted disease education and prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

In the past, the CDC has used STD education funding for programs that many Members of Congress find objectionable and arguably unrelated to a mission of economic stimulus [such as funding events called ‘Booty Call’ and ‘Great Sex’ put on by an organization that received $698,000 in government funds.]

“Whether this funding has merit is not the question; the point is it has no business in an economic plan supposedly focused on job creation,” says a stimulated Hill source.

Developing… – PDF of the bill

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Sen. Stevens Trial a Sham – FBI Agent Had Affair With Witness

Posted by iusbvision on January 28, 2009

In an earlier post we explained how prosecutorial misconduct and FBI misconduct during his trial may cause Sen. Ted Stevens to walk.

Now this, and judging by what has been reported already I am not surprised. Appearently the government prosecution knew about the affair and decided that the judge and the defense didn’t need to know. Allen is the guy whose word the government took and presented to the jury. He is one of the main guys who did things for Stevens:

Attorneys for former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) have accused an FBI agent involved in the Stevens corruption investigation of having an inappropriate relationship with a key witness in the case.

Based on a complaint by an FBI whistleblower, Agent Chad Joy, the Stevens defense team claims that Mary Beth Kepner, the lead FBI agent on the case, had a personal relationship with Bill Allen, the CEO of an Alaska oil services firm and a witness against Stevens.

Stevens’ lawyers state that Joy’s memo “strongly suggests that the inappropriate relationship was sexual.” Joy stated that Kepner “wore a skirt for Allen” on a day that he was to testify in the case.

Joy also charges that Kepner may have provided secret grand jury information to Allen about other ongoing federal investigations.

Stevens’ attorneys also claim that prosecutors “lied” about being aware of exculpatory information on Stevens’ possessed by the Justice Department.

Stevens’ attorneys charge that the Joy memo, which was provided to DOJ officials sometime before Dec. 2, “shows unmistakably that government representatives lied to the court or stood by silently while other members of the prosecution team represented facts to the Court that simply were not true.”

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