SOTU Response from Paul Ryan (R-WI) ~ Mama Said Wonk You Out

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Update: Excerpts from Ryan’s SOTU response here:

SPENDING: “In one of our first acts in the new majority, House Republicans voted to cut Congress’s own budget. And just today, the House voted to restore the spending discipline that Washington sorely needs. The reason is simple. A few years ago, reducing spending was important. Today, it’s imperative. Here’s why. We face a crushing burden of debt. The debt will soon eclipse our entire economy, and grow to catastrophic levels in the years ahead. On this current path, when my three children – who are now 6, 7, and 8 years old – are raising their own children, the federal government will double in size, and so will the taxes they pay. No economy can sustain such high levels of debt and taxation. The next generation will inherit a stagnant economy and a diminished country. Frankly, it’s one of my greatest concerns as a parent – and I know many of you feel the same way.”

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BUDGET: “Americans are skeptical of both political parties, and that skepticism is justified – especially when it comes to spending. So hold all of us accountable. In this very room, the House will produce, debate, and advance a budget. Last year – in an unprecedented failure– Congress chose not to pass, or even propose a budget. The spending spree continued unchecked. We owe you a better choice and a different vision. Our forthcoming budget is our obligation to you – to show you how we intend to do things differently, how we will cut spending to get the debt down, help create jobs and prosperity, and reform government programs.”

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FISCAL CHALLENGE AHEAD: “Our nation is approaching a tipping point. We are at a moment, where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century will be considered our past century. This is a future in which we will transform our social safety net into a hammock, which lulls able-bodied people into lives of complacency and dependency. Depending on bureaucracy to foster innovation, competitiveness, and wise consumer choices has never worked – and it won’t work now. We need to chart a new course.”

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And he NAILED the American  spirit here:

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: “We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity. And it has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed. That’s the real secret to job creation – not borrowing and spending more money in Washington. Limited government and free enterprise have helped make America the greatest nation on earth.”

I want a wonkfest from Paul Ryan tonight. It is PAST time. Americans are ready. We see it globally. We see it in Fed money printing and out of control Democratic spending with NO MEANINGFUL POSITIVE RESULTS.

We are ready to hear the bad news, then the prescription for the fix, and we want NUMBERS AND WONKERY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER!

We already have PLENTY of wordfog, fury signifying nothing, from Mr Bombastic Fantastic Obama in the SOTU, I hope the GOP Leadership allows Rep. Ryan to be Ryan in all his wonky glory.

Show us the problem, show us your plan, by the numbers, then finish up with a reminder of who we are, Americans. How we have built this country and how the American people have never met an insurmountable obstacle and that includes this debt and deficit. We are in it to win it. With the balance come the jobs.

Beware of violent lyrics from LL here~Tipper would want that PMRC label large~

And a tune to while away the SOTU from Mr Bombastic, this one is House, MD style courtesy of MalloryKnox79~

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January 25, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

Meat Loaf – ‘Teddy Bear’ Releases May 11th…

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May 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

House, M.D. 6.11 ‘The Down Low’ Sneak Peek 3

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January 6, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

Golden Globe Nomination Roundup: ‘True Blood’ gets nods for Best Drama/Actress, ‘Mad Men’ vs ‘House’ for best actor/drama…

Not much Golden Globe excitement this year IMO.  True Blood got 2 nominations (Anna up against Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer, another great acrtess in a great role), and SciFiWire notes James Cameron is up against his ex, she for ‘The Hurt Locker’ him for the peaceful smurf movie it took a decade to make. ‘Glee’ got props (best actor/actress/musical-comedy).

Will Hugh Laurie beat Jon Hamm for Best Actor in tv drama? Hope so! (Do they give Emmys for one time directorial outings a la the upcoming Hugh Laurie directed episode of House and the Joss Whedon upcoming ‘Glee’ and past awesomeness with episodes of The Office? They should.)

Will we be forced to watch ’30 Rock’ acceptance speech clips all day again the day after the awards? Let’s hope not.

And Michael Emerson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for LOST 🙂 It would be great if he wins, it will match his Emmy!

But in general, booooo-rrring! They need more SciFi/Fantasy/Horror series in the Golden Globes. Man oh man.

HFPA – Nominations

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TV SERIES – Drama

Simon Baker – The Mentalist (CBS)

Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)

Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)

Bill Paxton – Big Love (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS TV- DRAMA

Glenn Close – Damages (FX NETWORK)

January Jones – Mad Men (AMC)

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)

Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)

Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)

BEST TV SERIES – DRAMA

Big Love (HBO)
Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment

Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

House (FOX)
Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions

Mad Men (AMC)
Lionsgate

True Blood (HBO)

Your Face Goes Here Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

December 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood. 1 comment.

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

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Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Jim Broadbent, and Miriam Margolyes

Unsurprisingly my favorite Blackadder is the Elizabethan kewtie. Rowan looking pretty fetching in tight pirate pants and blousy white shirts ha! Given my addiction to British History classes centred on Tudor England it was unavoidable, lol..but the best series is probably Georgian. Have to adore Hugh Laurie as the hapless Regent. See PT 3 for Elizabethan, and PT 4 for Georgian. The whole Blackadder series, all of them, are wonderful. Available in a great DVD boxed set on A&E and Amazon.

Parts 3-5 after the break:

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December 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Comedy, English Literature, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

House, M.D. 6.10 ‘Wilson’ Sneak Peek

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November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Monsters vs Aliens Halloween Special: ‘Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space’ airs Wednesday, NBC 8:00 & 8:30 pm

Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from outer Space airs Wednesday on NBC

Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from outer Space airs Wednesday on NBC

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Variety:

…Beginning with a toilet joke — a spaceship essentially empties its lavatories on a pumpkin patch near poor, picked-upon Modesto, Calif., mutating the crop into anthropomorphic little gremlins — the spec reintroduces Ginormica (voiced by Reese Witherspoon), the Missing Link (Will Arnett), Dr. Cockroach (Hugh Laurie) and B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), who are quickly dispatched to neutralize the threat.

Halloween, of course, allows most of the group to roam about freely, and Dr. Cockroach to lament about a lost lollipop. Eventually, the candy-munching pumpkins assemble for a pitched battle, though despite the occasional glimpses of pumpkin guts, it’s fine for the kids — though writer Adam F. Goldberg and director Peter Ramsey do indulge in some older-skewing references, from using a favorite “Scarface” quote (“Say hello to my little friend.”) to dressing Ginormica’s parents (Julie White, Jeffrey Tambor) as Frankenstein and his bride.

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October 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, graphic art, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 2 comments.

House, M.D. 6.5 ‘Instant Karma’ Sneak Peeks

Oh noes I think we are approaching the end of Jennifer Morrison on the show! 😦

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October 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Mystery, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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