Martin Scorsese said it would be difficult to imagine “there won’t be any more new pictures by Sidney Lumet.”
Well put. Lumet’s film resume is unrivaled, beginning with”12 Angry Men” and ending with “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.” In between there was “Fail-Safe,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Hill,” “The Verdict,” “Prince of the City,” “Running on Empty” and my favorite, “Network.” Sidney Lumet is one of the reasons I love movies. To say he’ll be missed is an understatement.
“We’re a religion of peace and if you don’t agree we’ll cut your fucking head off.” Bill Maher, on that religion we’re never supposed to criticize.
Making money was Gov. H. Dumpty’s prime objective, and on that he delivered. He tripled his wealth while in office.
Don’t say you weren’t informed. The local organ has doggedly reported on Sonny’s unethical conduct while governor, but no one seemed to care.
Perdue ran his mid-Georgia grain and trucking businesses throughout his eight years in office, refusing to put his assets into a blind trust like previous governors. During his second term, according to documents obtained last fall by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Perdue and his companies’ employees repeatedly tapped the expertise of state workers at the Georgia Ports Authority and the departments of economic development and agriculture.
And now …
Perdue is parlaying business information gleaned, and contacts made, during two terms in office into a new company called Perdue Partners.
The firm, incorporated March 22, will be “an Atlanta-based global trading company that facilitates U.S. commerce, with an emphasis on the export of U.S. goods and services through trading, partnerships, consulting services, and strategic acquisitions,” according to its under-construction website.
A reception will be held April 21st in Buckhead to celebrate Sonny’s shenanigans. I’d suggest some sort of protest, but why bother.