Thursday Motes, almost Friday

A sad Good-Bye: Robert Sacchi (89), an American actor most noted for his resemblance to Humphrey Bogart. He appeared in many films and TV shows playing either Bogart or a character who happens to look and sound like him. His second marriage was to Peruvian artist Angela De Hererera. They remained married for 51 years until his death. It is his 1980, The Man With Bogarts Face” that made me a lifetime fan. The movie also had  Franco NeroMichelle PhillipsOlivia Hussey,[3] Yvonne De CarloMike Mazurki, Misty Rowe, Victor Brunno, Sybil Danning and George Raft. (All great “B” stars in their own rights.) Don’t know where you can find it, but if you can, watch it.  His talent, and wonderful appearance, will be missed.

Chicago weekend score; 120 shot, at least 18 dead. Across the country at least 150 people were killed in some 400 shootings nationwide. This is appalling, but it is not the doing of legal gun owners. These crimes are committed by violent criminals. Until we start doing something about the criminals, we’ll accomplish nothing.

It’s gotta hurt: I feel for the occupants of the Surfside FL, Condo. Especially those that had to watch their lifelong possessions be destroyed when the second half of the building was taken down. It is my understanding they were not allowed back into the building to retrieve belongings or even pets. Being in the construction business and having been in the first responder career I understand why, I just think it is terribly sad.

Watched the “Tomorrow War”:  Wow, what a ride. It’s a leave the logic home, buckle your seatbelt, and enjoy movie. To me, the big surprise was J. K. Simmons as James Forester, Dan’s estranged father, an anti-government survivalist and Vietnam veteran. I really like Simmons as an actor, and this was a big step away from his normal parts. Open a beer, a bag of chips, and have fun.

Last weekend’s playlist included Jay and The Americans, Tom T. Hall, Billy Joe Shavers, and, of course, John Wayne. Rolling Rock and a 12lb baked ham with pineapple glaze played a big part of my 4th of July frolic’s.

It’s all in the response: After dealing with death threats and vandalism to her home, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) says she is now carrying a gun to protect her and her family. She said arming herself feels “empowering,” adding she “won’t be intimidated.” See the difference in a GOP and a Dimocrate. When you threaten them or their family, a Republican gets a gun. The Dimmo’s demand money for “more security”, at taxpayer’s expense. Remember, no one is coming to save you.

Happy Birthday R.A.H. Robert A. Heinlein. If I have to explain who he is, why are you reading this?

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