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San Andreas 3D

The wife and I went to see “San Andreas” in 3D last weekend. It was one of those edge-of-your-seat movies with the usual fantastic special effects we have come to expect in modern movies. I won't spoil the movie for you by telling you the ending, but I will reveal the obvious fact: there are devastating earthquakes that leave the Hoover Dam and some big cities in ruins. Throw in the usual post-quake tsunami to wash things up a bit and you have a movie that is made for non-stop special effects fun.

Dwayne (the “Rock”) Johnson does a good job in his usual role as the hero who saves the day, with acting that is not just all adventure, but some of which comes from the heart and is directed at his family in a convincing way.

Of course, there's the usual crowd who question the science and call the movie into account for the fact that it is not 100% scientifically accurate. Please, give me a break. It's a movie, designed to entertain. If I want science, I'll pick up a journal or take a course at a local college.

To conclude, both Karen and I recommend the movie in 3D to anybody who's into a serious adventure movie with non-stop action and great special effects. Let's hope that Jurassic World does as well (it looks promising).

Rand Paul and the Patriot Act

Senator Paul has certainly got himself in the hot seat with his fellow Republicans calling him a political opportunist that has put the country in jeopardy by delaying the vote to extend and preserve the bill with some adjustments. I can't say a whole lot about the bill as amended, but I do know that the price we pay to be as safe as possible includes the cost of some of our individual liberty in the form of privacy. My gut feeling here is [I'm sorry to say] that the opportunity for a little political gain was seized.

It is unfortunate that the Republicans, once again, can't seem to get along. I cannot help but think that Hillary Clinton is sitting back, with that awful laugh of hers, having a good time watching the GOP circus as everybody and his brother or sister lines up to a shot at the presidential nomination. When will they ever learn? By the way, has Hillary answered any questions yet? What were those questions? It's been so long, I forgot.


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