Daily Archives: April 8, 2013

Iron Lady was transformational leader

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday. She was 87. The Iron Lady served 11 1/2 terms in office, making her the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century. As with other transformational leaders, Thatcher had both devoted fans and harsh critics. “For admirers, Thatcher was a savior who rescued Britain from ruin and laid the groundwork for an extraordinary economic renaissance,” Associated Press reported. “For critics, she was a heartless tyrant who ushered in an era of greed that kicked the weak out onto the streets and let the rich become filthy rich.”

Huelskamp fears for motherhood

In a commentary in the Washington Times, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, characterized “God, the flag, mom and apple pie” as pillars “of the American paradigm for our patriotic, wholesome culture.” He claimed that “activist judges have already expelled faith from the public square” and “decriminalized burning the Stars and Stripes in public.” Huelskamp continued: “The first lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s sugary-drink ban suggest the days of consuming apple pie might well be numbered. That leaves motherhood.” And that will be irreparably harmed, he wrote, if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. “Redefining marriage to remove parents of both sexes from the equation would further the destruction of the family, the most fundamental building block of society,” he wrote.

Moran one of the ‘hottest guys in tech’?

After Complex magazine listed “The 40 Hottest Women in Tech,” Pando Daily responded with a less-serious “The 41 hottest guys in tech,” which included Jeff Bridges in “Tron” and “Al Gore’s beard (deceased).” Coming in at No. 34 was Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., accompanied by this comment: “Hottest advocate for high-skilled immigration that Capitol Hill has seen since John Adams.” Moran recently attended the South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin to promote his Startup Act 3.0, which would create visas to allow educated and entrepreneurial immigrants to stay in the country, accelerate the commercialization of university research and serve other high-tech goals.