Weekly Address 04-19-14

 Posted by at 10:40  Politics
Apr 192014
 

“President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President offers his warmest greetings as millions of Americans celebrate Easter this Sunday and recounts the Passover Seder he hosted at the White House earlier this week, joining Jewish families around the world in their celebration. The President looks forward to taking part with his family in the hope and joy of the Easter season and reminds all Americans, no matter their faith, of the common thread that binds us.

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Weekly Address 04-12-14

 Posted by at 10:31  Politics
Apr 122014
 

“Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.

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Apr 102014
 

I’m kind of surprised the announcement came this early since David Letterman isn’t retiring for at least a year, but I think they made a good choice. Besides, right winger heads are exploding all over the place, and that has to be good…

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on “Late Show”

CBS didn’t waste too much time finding a new host for the “Late Show.” Exactly a week after David Letterman announced his plans to retire, his successor has been named.

Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” will replace Letterman in 2015.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement Thursday. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

The 49-year-old Colbert, who signed a five-year deal, said in a statement: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

Colbert’s premiere date will be revealed after Letterman figures out a timetable for his final episodes. According to CBS, “Late Show” creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted “Late Show” will be announced at a later date.

Weekly Address 04-05-14

 Posted by at 11:11  Politics
Apr 052014
 

“The President’s Budget Ensures Opportunity for All Hardworking Americans”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the important differences between the budget he’s put forward — built on opportunity for all — and the budget House Republicans are advocating for, which stacks the deck against the middle class.

While the President is focused on building lasting economic security and ensuring that hardworking Americans have the opportunity to get ahead, Republicans are advancing the same old top-down approach of cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans and slashing important investments in education, infrastructure, and research and development.

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Letterman to retire

 Posted by at 18:38  Entertainment
Apr 032014
 

David Letterman to retire from ‘Late Show’ in 2015

Here is his announcement from tonight’s show (which has not yet aired, but has been recorded)…

I’ve been a Letterman fan for many years. I never quite warmed to Jay Leno (too many gay jokes) and can’t quite wrap my mind around Jimmy Fallon (too juvenile, imho). Jimmy Kimmel I can usually handle, until he, too, starts acting silly. Craig Ferguson was okay until he got hooked on his genitals.

You’ll be missed, David! Luckily, we have another year together.

(I’ll usually watch Letterman, then switch over to TBS to catch Conan O’Brien.)