Archive for March, 2014

Putin, Russia and American Weakness

March 23, 2014

Putin and Russia are on the offensive and taking territory and Putin knows NATO and Obama will do little.
It is time for the U.S. to wake up.
Stop supporting welfare mothers, illegals and other things that are dragging down the system.
Build up militarily and focus on jobs that will put people to work and pay taxes.
Of course, that will take time.
In the mean time, Russia takes and takes.
Next election, please vote for competent people and not the morons who are running this country.
I miss the Reagan years.
And I am a Democrat saying that.

George Vreeland Hill




Fred Phelps Dead At 84

March 20, 2014

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps has died at 84.
He was considered by many people to be the most hated man in America.
That’s quite a title when you think of all the idiots in the U.S.
However, Phelps deserved the hate.
In fact, hate was what he dished out.
From picketing soldier’s funerals, anti-gay protests to hate filled videos and on and on, Fred Phelps showed his true colors.
He was a warped man who told decades of lies to get what he wanted.
He twisted the words of the Bible for his own purpose and was good at getting attention.
Bin Laden was the same way.
Twist religion and lie to convince a few morons and lost people to follow them.
Jim Jones did it too.
In fact, history is filled with idiots like them.
Anyway, Phelps is dead.
His hate will surely live on through his so-called church.
It does not matter.
They never changed anything.
They never will.

George Vreeland Hill



Beverly Hills Is 100 Years Old

March 19, 2014

Congratulations to Beverly Hills on turning 100 this year and what an unbelievable past century it has been.
In fact, no other place has had such an impressive past as Beverly Hills.
While we celebrate the year with countless toasts and events, we must take the time to remember and honor all those who made our city what it is today.
Where would we be if Burton E. Green had not drilled for oil and found water instead?
Would so many celebrities today call Beverly Hills home if Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks had not built Pickfair on Summit Drive, thus paving the way for many of Hollywood’s elite to relocate to this beautiful new city?
We must thank Will Rogers for his efforts and visions for Beverly Hills.
We must think of the many architects who designed our iconic buildings and attractions.
Honoring the past also means doing the same for the present.
We have to say thank you to Kimberly Vinokur Reiss who is helping to protect our past and to Jon and Lili Bosse for their many efforts and donations that will ensure a better tomorrow for generations to come.
There are so many to name, but history will remember them all.
Yes, this is a special and proud time.
Enjoy the year, but remember that it truly belongs to everyone who is responsible for us to be able to call Beverly Hills home.

George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills


Beverly Hills Turns 100 Years Old

March 19, 2014

The City of Beverly Hills, California, is 100 years old.

The iconic city is perhaps the most well known place in the world.

Incorporated in 1914, Beverly Hills soon became the home of choice for those who wanted a better and great way of life.

What a life it was and is.

Home to celebrities and other people of elite status, Beverly Hills developed a reputation all its own.

Visitors love to come here and see the endless attractions that include Rodeo Drive, the Electric Fountain, City Hall, Greystone Mansion, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and on and on.

Life here is, well, simply grand.

Beverly Hills is now home to about 35,000 people.

Many millions would love to make it their home.

The history and beauty is like no other.

2014 is the centennial year.

January 28th was the day Beverly Hills turned 100.

Happy Birthday.

May the next 100 years be as wonderful.

George Vreeland Hill


Complete List Of The 2014 Academy Award Winners

March 3, 2014

Supporting Actor
– Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Costume Design
– “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin

– “Dallas Buyers Club,” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Animated Short Film
– “Mr. Hublot,” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Animated Feature
– “Frozen”

Visual Effects
– “Gravity,” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

Live Action Short Film
– “Helium,” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Documentary Short Subject
– “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Malcolm Clarke and
Nicholas Reed

Documentary Feature
– “20 Feet from Stardom,” Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin

Foreign-Language Film
– “The Great Beauty,” Italy

Sound Mixing
– “Gravity,” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris

Sound Editing
– “Gravity,” Glenn Freemantle

Supporting Actress
– Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

– “Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Film Editing
– “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger

Production Design
– “The Great Gatsby,” production design Catherine Martin, set
decoration Beverley Dunn

Original Score
– “Gravity,” Steven Price

Original Song
– “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-
Lopez and Robert Lopez

Adapted Screenplay
– “12 Years a Slave,” John Ridley

Original Screenplay
– “Her,” Spike Jonze

– Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”

Best Actress
– Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Best Actor
– Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Picture
– “12 Years a Slave,” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve
McQueen and Anthony Katagas, producers

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