Monday, January 11, 2010
Anyone want to help me to get a decent web page up and running?
It was a dream for several years. Then last summer I hired a designer, who has yet to complete the shell in a way we an post and use it. But the dream has not died. My wife and I are experiementing on our own, we remain on top of the designer and I am open to help and ideas.
I finally have a temporary web home page up. Used Weebly because my other site has been underconstruction by a "web-master" for five months.
Go to: http://artlynch.weebly.com
The home site that is just sitting there yet to be completed is: http://artlynch.org
Tbhe photo above was taken in Washington State while visiting family. I am using it a s symbol of dreams, through, planning and execution for my web site plans.
Thank you for your patience.
As always your feedback is requested and appreciated.
The Writers Guild of America has realeased their list of awards nominees. Details on the criteria and observations on the awards can be found in The Wrap.
The Writers Guild of America has included 'Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," "Crazy Heart," "Up in the Air" and "Precious" on the list of nominees for its feature film awards, the WGA announced on Monday.
Besides "The Hurt Locker," nominees in the original screenplay category were "(500) Days of Summer," "Avatar," "A Serious Man" and "The Hangover."
The adapted screenplay category consists of "Crazy Heart," "Julie & Julia," "Precious," "Star Trek" and "Up in the Air."
Many of the year’s most high-profile scripts and likeliest Oscar contenders, including “Inglourious Basterds,” “An Education,” “A Single Man” and “Up,” are not eligible for the WGA Awards because they were not written under the terms of the guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement. This makes this year’s nominations less helpful than usual in forecasting the films that will be nominated for Oscars on February 2.
A full list of nominations can be found at: http://sagactor.blogspot.com/2010/01/writers-guild-of-america-has-realeased.html
Should Harry Reid resign?
US Senator Dianne Feinstein says Reid should not resign. She says" all of us are imperfect. Reid handled it well. He has personally apologized to all of the black leadership he could reach." But Michael Steel of the Republican Party is calling for Reid to step aside. When Republican Trent Lott had a similar but worse situation, no Democratic senator jumped in and criticized Lott, but "Republicans are showing their ethical stripes. "Her comments were made Sunday on "Face the Nation."
They make sense to me, particularly since Reid's comment was made in private and not intended for publication, as a reason for Reids support of Obama back when everyone said an African American could never win the White House. Reid put his support behind Obama despite Hillary Clinton being the popular front-runner.
The Las Vegas Sun is the only publication that pointed out that the remark in the new book was made off the record in private conversation and should never have been printed, if the author was ethical. It was used for the purpose of sensationalism. Reid has apologized and president Obama not only accepted, but also praised Reid. Yet the RJ and Republicans are going to use it as an anvil for months to come.
Reid met with or called every African American member of Congress he could reach to apologize and explain in private, and was publicly forgiven and praised by President Obama.
Ward Connerly of the Wall Street Journal writes "To no one's surprise, all of those to whom apologies were extended responded by accepting Mr. Reid's apology and saying that the nation had more important issues to deal with, such as health care and
Connerly, in his commentary for the Journal, writes that he is still trying to figure out what was offensive about Reids comments. The language is the same that is used by political annalysist, commentators, journalist and even around Aftican American kitchen tables. It was honest, open, frank and while it did refer to racial sterotypes, and therefore is offensive at some level, it was not the bombshell that is ringing forth in a media created and Republican fueled ferver, designed to ring all the way to November.
It was wrong in 2009 for Reid to make such remarks (allowing for historical adjustment) and if could cost him at the polls, but as for it being "evil" or reason for Reid to resign....
Almost every members of the Senate has made statements over their life offensive to someone somewhere or insensensative to the feelings of others.
Reid has been "liberal" in his push for civil rights and equality, in advocating for all Americans. It is easy to toss stones over word he used (and the 'n' word was not one of them) , if you do not care about a man's actual history and record.
A reminder that Reid is a conservative in many areas, a moderate in some and a social liberal in others. He does have the hard job of publicly reflecting the Democratic platform and the agenda of his president. As majority leader his job is to "get it done."
These are Reid's offices responsed, distributed to the press and reported by NBC News:
THE EFFORT TO SAY MOVE ON:
-- Senator Reid has apologized for his comments and is deeply embarrassed. He knows that his words were inappropriate and he deeply regrets using them
-- He has apologized to the President and the President accepted without question because as the President said, "He has 'known him [Reid] for years and has seen the passionate leadership he's shown on issues of
social justice and I know what's in his heart.'"
-- Senator Reid was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of
Barack Obama during the campaign and has worked hard to advance President Obama's legislative agenda.
"Senator Reid's record on issues that are important to this community speaks for itself. He helped integrate the
"Sen. Reid has a long record of addressing issues that are important to the African-American community. His Republican critics who are looking to politicize the issue can't say the same. Sen. Reid will continue working today, tomorrow, and the days ahead, to move our nation forward with policies that create jobs, make health care affordable and help struggling families in Nevada and across the country."
ON CALLS FOR HIS RESIGNATION:
"Unlike others who advocate moving our nation backwards, and viewing this moment for political gain, he's working, today, tomorrow and the next day to move our country forward."
Steele and Sen. Cornyn want Reid out because they know they can't beat Reid in November."
"He has no intention of stepping down as Majority Leader."