Substitute Quotes, Monday, 7/18/11
ED: Our view from L.A. — Los Angeles living
Covering (1) Car-mageddon; (2) H.Potter; (3) Wikipedia on UK media.
(1) "Carmageddon" is a cute new word. Where's your Karma?
Lynnette and I work at the LDS Los Angeles Temple Saturday mornings and at the LDS Los Angeles Family History Library on Saturday afternoons till they close at 5pm and the prior Friday afternoon, 1-5pm when they close. Hence, we dealt with the closing of some ramps on the San Diego (405) Fwy by staying over at Temple Apts.
Turns out that with incentives the work was completed (taking down ½ of a major bridge over the 405) by Sunday morning. They avoided a $72,000/hr penalty fine (had they taken till Monday morning) and garnered the incentive bonuses.
What incentives were earned you ask? $300,000 earned + $700,000 saved.
(2) Harry Potter, from our point of view
We didn't see the movie yet—we plan to see this last in the series, then read the book again, and then see the movie again in IMAX 3D. Fans know the reasons the books and the movies are so popular, both for kids, adults including parents, and seniors. Part of it is the cute new words of J.K.Rowling.
(3a) After a career of 50 years, was Les Hinton really ready to retire? No.
Follow the news on Les Hinton and Rupert Murdock via Wikipedia:
19 July 2011: Brooks, Rupert and James Murdoch are scheduled to appear before
British parliamentary media committee in London for questioning.
(3b) ED: We added to Wikipedia, noting Les Hinton is retirement age.
We note that Mr Hinton is definitely old enough to retire, at age 67. Is it true he started working at age 17? Here is a quote noting he served for 50 years!
"Les Hinton, 67, was the executive responsible for running Mr. Murdoch's British newspapers at the time the most egregious known examples of the hacking occurred. Mr. Hinton was one of Mr. Murdoch's closest deputies and a veteran of News Corporation for more than 50 years." http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/les-hinton-chief-of-dow-jones-resigns/ As the article on Mr. Hinton expands due to his place in history, I would like to see more about his accomplishments and longtime service. Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 04:11, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Review other news on the evolving Liberal attempts to level the field.
Quotable quotes from Fox News and talk radio:
Senator Orrin Hatch spoke well against Obama-Debt and was guest on FNC.
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Learned from WSJ Online:
The military must move from defending against major cyberattacks to
deterring assaults by letting enemies know the U.S. is willing to retaliate with its own virtual weapons or military force, a top general said.
Apple is getting closer to offering the iPhone through China's largest mobile carrier, state-owned China Mobile, further opening a vast market that could be the next growth catalyst for the technology giant.
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JULY 17, 2011 — JOHN HINDERAKER
Default is one of the risks of excessive sovereign debt, but a relatively remote one. Much more immediate is the damage that excessive debt can do to a nation's economy. Republicans like to cite a study by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff which found that once sovereign debt gets to 90% of GDP–a level we are rapidly approaching–economic growth is significantly impaired. Last Wednesday, Reinhart and Rogoff authored an op-ed » www.PowerLineBlog.com >>
JULY 17, 2011 — JOHN HINDERAKER
Debt limit talks are going on in Washington. The Democrats, led by President Obama, want a "big deal"–that is, they want to put together an agreement with Congressional Republicans of which raising the debt limit is only a small piece. Of course, they don't want just any "big deal." They will only make such an agreement if it goes a long way toward locking in liberal governance for the next »
JULY 17, 2011 — JOHN HINDERAKER
In this week's The Week That Was, Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, offers a concise explanation of why global alarmism, as represented by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is not science: In an interesting opinion piece in The New York Times entitled "On Experts and Global Warming," Gary Gutting, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, argues that »
Obama threatens veto of House GOP's "Cut, Cap, and Balance" bill
News is breaking out all over Capitol Hill just now: The president is threatening to veto House GOP conservatives' proposal to cut spending now, cap future spending, and balance the budget.
So, to be clear, to use that over-worn Obama phrase, the White House is against Cut, Cap and Balance.
Spread the word. Call their bluff.
Tea party takes its turn in debt battle
Jul 18 03:28 AM US/Eastern by AP ANDREW TAYLOR
Congressional leaders are giving tea party-backed Republican freshmen the run of the House this week with a plan to let the government borrow another $2.4 trillion—but only after big and immediate spending cuts and adoption by Congress of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
This "cut, cap and balance" plan is set to pass the House on Tuesday but is sure to stall in the Senate, where majority Democrats say it would lead to decimating budget cuts and make it harder to pass tax increases on the wealthy. And even if the scheme could pass, there's no way Congress will adopt a balanced budget amendment, which requires a two-thirds vote in both House and Senate.
But tea party lawmakers are insisting on the effort to try to put their stamp on the debate over the so-called debt limit, and GOP leaders—lacking other ideas that might win a majority in the Republican dominated House—were quick to give their OK at a spirited closed-door meeting on Friday.
Tuesday's House vote on the cut, cap and balance plan comes after more than a week of White House talks with congressional leaders failed to produce a breakthrough. The tally will be held exactly two weeks before an Aug. 2 deadline to avoid a potentially devastating default on U.S. obligations like payments to bondholders and senior citizens receiving Social Security.
"Let's let the American people decide," said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on "Fox News Sunday." "Do they want something common sense as cutting spending, capping the growth in government and requiring a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution?" ~~~ ~~~ [more good details] ~~~ ~~~
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GOP leaders ignore Obama's deadline
By Alexander Bolton - 07/16/11 01:35 PM ET
House Republican leaders have missed a 36-hour deadline President Obama set during a Thursday meeting for lawmakers to give him a plan to avert a national default.
The deadline came and went Saturday morning without a response from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). ~~~
Telegraph.co.uk by Martin Evans
The final installment of the Harry Potter series has smashed global box office records on its opening weekend taking more than £117 million worldwide. "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows – Part 2" took in excess of £9 million in Britain on ... and $476million globally.
'Harry Potter' makes box-office magic Los Angeles Times
Chuck Carlson: Potter finale left me saying 'Huh?' Battle Creek Enquirer
Glenn Beck expands his show to GBTV.com in September
Premium signup is $99.95/yr when you add tax. Truth is worth much more.
I'll encourage The Scribe to continue his work, only for the opening segment.
www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-announces-location-change-for-restoring-courage-event/ The site of the event in Israel on August 24 has been moved from the historic Temple Mount due to security concerns.
First Segment of the Rush Limbaugh Show
Filling in for Rush Limbaugh, Mark Steyn, undocumented guest host, near the Canada border—in case I have to bust back. Rush Limbaugh will be back Wednesday. Mayor "Nanny" Bloomberg is in the NYC studio with Mr Bo Snerdley.
You can get stuck in L.A. freeways now that Carmageddon is over. I thought it would be like in Paris, where two blocks from Mosques there are flaming cars.
"Don't call my bluff", says old poker-face Obama. 71% shun handling of debt crisis by GOP, says a CBS News poll. Is CBS still in business? Obama proposes savings a Trillion dollars with a sober face. Any talk but for current fiscal savings in 2012 are irrelevant unless they are spending plan changes. $2billion dollars in cuts? Congress spends that in mere moments, 20 minutes.
Sales of oven and stoves are at their lowest in 20 years. Here's my favorite number of the day from Washington Examiner. Obama has attracted 500,000 contributors. That is two times as many donors as created jobs, 260,000.
Candy Crowley was on CNN, nobody watching. ((Clip-Jacob-Lew: It has been a difficult few weeks in the economy. Japan nuclear disaster made things slower, plus other external factors.)) Yes, I had been wondering since Obama did the Stimulus and Obamacare. As soon as the Japanese clear it all up, we will be going gangbusters in the next summer, as usual.
This is no time to be raising the Debt Ceiling.
>>> We have to bust right through it like a James Bond movie.
Rush Limbaugh will be 'back' Wednesday.
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