Daily Archives: June 11, 2012
If you remember Petticoat Junction or Green Acres or The Beverly Hillbillies, you’ll remember General Store proprietor Sam Drucker, who was played by Frank Cady. Cady died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., at Age 96.
Frank Cady was first known on television for playing Doc Williams on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In films, he had a part in Hitchcock’s Rear Window, among others. He also appeared in many Southern California stage productions.
- ‘Green Acres’ Actor Dies At 96 (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ character actor Frank Cady dies (miamiherald.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ Star Cady Dies (foxnews.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ character actor Frank Cady dies (sacbee.com)
- Green Acres Star Frank Cady Dies at 96 (seattlepi.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ character actor Frank Cady dies (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Green Acres ‘ Frank Cady Dead at 96 (newser.com)
Mitt Romney: The Economic Guru Who Specializes In Killing Jobs
(here’s a snip, but go read the whole article HERE.)
Romney has yet to offer any solutions to help the American people who are struggling because of Bush-era policies Willard promises to implement if he is elected president. One might be inclined to say Romney is a fool for promoting Bush’s failed economic policy that sent Americans into unemployment lines and nearly crashed the economy, but it is more that Romney could not care less about the American people. In fact, Willard has made it clear that he intends on creating hardship for the poor, elderly, Veterans, gays, women, and the middle class with his Draconian cuts to critical social safety nets, and the severity of his policies are only matched by his promise to eliminate unionized public sector jobs because they are earn more than $19,000 annually.
If Americans really want to know what a Romney presidency will look like, then look at his real field of expertise as a vulture capitalist. He earned millions shuttering businesses, relocating companies overseas, and eliminating jobs to increase profits for himself and Bain Capital, and although it worked out well for the rich, it was devastating to American workers who lost their jobs, retirement, healthcare, and their homes.
Willard Romney’s focus is attacking President Obama for telling the American people the truth about the economy, and running away from his area of expertise which is creating wealth for a privileged few while eliminating jobs. It is interesting that President Obama does not tout himself as an acclaimed economist like Romney, but his policies saved America’s economy. There is a reason Romney wants to be president and it has nothing to do with helping the American people or growing the economy, and he is using his expertise as a liar to convince voters that eliminating police and firefighter jobs, giving more tax cuts to the wealthy, and portraying the government as destructive is a sound economic policy.
The only thing voters need to know about Romney is that he is not an economic guru. He is a wealthy investor who earned millions killing jobs, bankrupting companies, and shipping businesses overseas that qualifies him to be a vulture capitalist, but not the president.
So many people haven’t learned this yet. It is really depressing to think about it. Unfortunately, he not only doesn’t seem to know the economic implications of his statements, he certainly does know how to lie about them.
Romney seems to be taking the voters of this great nation for total fools. The facts are out there, and they are not pretty. Romney is a purebred vulture capitalist, the kind of multi-millionaire that snaps up family businesses and solid companies just to shut them down, kill good-paying jobs, and get a fat write-off to pad his own bottom line. His “business experience” is the kind of experience that America cannot afford to have in the White House. And the only instance where Mitt took the reins of government… ie: the State of Massachusetts… and tried his hand at “job creation,” he failed miserably.
Romney cannot be allowed to run away from the fact that he was literally the worst “job creator” in the nation over his four years in office.
- Willard Romney’s Lies of the Week (theobamacrat.com)
- Willard Romney’s Lies of the Week (3chicspolitico.com)
- The Reason Why Bain is important. (3chicspolitico.com)
- Right Wing Uses Pre-Rally Pictures To Claim Obama Spoke To Empty Seats (alan.com)
- Willard Romney, Whiner (Cont’d.) (esquire.com)
- Romney: We Don’t Need More Firefighters, Police Officers Or Teachers (alan.com)
- 3 things Romney needs to get Right, and so far he only has 1 of them. (whitehouse12.com)
- Romney: “Is he really that out of touch?” (hotair.com)
- Mario Piperni Does Mittens (seniorsforademocraticsociety.wordpress.com)
- Obama starting week hitting Mitt on cops, fire fighters teachers remark (blogs.suntimes.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Sleazy Support of Ted Nugent Reveals His True Moral Character (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
I’ve gotten frustrated watching the Academy Awards with its long and boring production values, and other awards programs seem to promote things other than what they are awarding. But then there are the Tonys.
The Antoinette Perry Awards, my favorite review of the year on Broadway with performances by the nominees and not by someone else changing the sounds and feelings to a reinterpreted mess.
I especially liked the opening (“Hello”) from The Book of Mormon, last year’s big winner.
Anyway, here’s the winners list… and if you get to New York City, don’t miss seeing a show:
Best Musical: Once
Best Play: Clybourne Park
Best Revival of a Play: Death of a Salesman
Best Revival of a Musical: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Steve Kazee, Once
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Judith Light, Other Desert Cities
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Book of a Musical: Enda Walsh, Once
Best Direction of Play: Mike Nichols, Death of a Salesman
Best Direction of a Musical: John Tiffany, Once
Best Choreography: Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Best Orchestration: Martin Lowe, OnceBest Sound Design of a Play: Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Clive Goodwin, Once
Best Costume Design of a Play: Paloma Young, Peter and the StarcatcherBest Costume Design of a Musical: Gregg Barnes, Follies
Best Scenic Design Play: Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley, Once
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, Once
Me? I’d like, most of all, to see The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Watching Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis sing last night was exhilarating! Why Lewis didn’t win Best Male Lead in a Musical is beyond me.
- Tony Awards: ‘Once’ And ‘Peter And The Starcatcher’ Dominate [Full Results Inside] (inquisitr.com)
- ‘Once’ tops Tonys (variety.com)
- Tony Awards promise a full night of performances (boston.com)
- Ricky Martin – Tony Awards 2012 Red Carpet (justjared.com)
- Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Red Carpet- All the Stars! (broadwayworld.com)
- Matthew Broderick on ‘Tony Awards’ stage for ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ (examiner.com)
- All Last Night’s Tony Performances And Complete Winner’s List: VIDEOS (towleroad.com)