August 2011 Celebrity Quotes

Saturday, 27 August 2011

August 2011 celebrity quotes- The country-music concert turned tragic, indiana state fair stage collapse. A "miracle" congresswoman went back to work,gabrielle giffords returns. One oppressive regime, moammar gadhafi , came close to toppling as another was remembered, berlin wall 50th anniversary , 50 years later. These were just a few of the events that made headlines in August. Let's look at the month's most quotable lines.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

"I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics. I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy."
The recovering Arizona congresswoman surprised her colleagues when she returned to work for the House debt-ceiling vote. Jared lee loughner , gabrielle giffords 2012, gabrielle giffords shootings

Afghanistan helicopter crash

"All of those killed in this operation were true heroes who had already given so much in the defense of freedom. Their sacrifice will not be forgotten." The top U.S. commander, general john allen , in Afghanistan spoke of the 30 Americans and seven Afghan soldiers who died when their helicopter was shot down, 30 americans killed in helicopter crash , during a rescue mission. 

U.S. credit rating

"We always have been and always will be a triple-A country." President Obama spoke, obama triple-a country , to the American people after the country's credit rating was downgraded, u.s. credit rating downgraded , for the first time in history. +standard and poor's history , S&P justice department investigation , The Justice Department has launched an investigation into S&P’s business practices due to suspicions of improper or corrupt operations within the ratings agency. Can u.s. regain credit rating

Tina Brown on Michele Bachmann

"Michele Bachmann's intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now. Newsweek's cover captures that." Editor in Chief Tina Brown born Christina Hambley Brown; November 21, 1953 defended her magazine's attention-grabbing cover, michele bachmann newsweek cover , of the Republican presidential candidate, michele bachmann for president. Michele bachmann $2 gas 

'The Playboy Club'

"I hope people boycott it. It's just not telling the truth about the era." Women's rights icon Gloria Steinem born March 25, 1934, Toledo, Ohio, U.S. Who went undercover, gloria steinem playboy bunny , as a Bunny in the 1960s voiced her displeasure, gloria steinem + playboy club + nbc , about the new NBC series, the playboy club + nbc. Gloria: In Her Own Words , new fall tv shows 2011

London riots

"Everyone watching these horrific actions will be struck by how they were organized via social media. Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill."
British Prime Minister David Cameron born 9 October 1966  considered social network bans, david cameron + social media , after the sites were used to connect London rioters. people have been arrested,  london riot more than 1,000 arrests. blackberry messenger + london riots, social networks to meet with uk officials 

Mitt Romney

"Corporations are people, my friend." The presidential candidate's response, mitt romney + corporations are people , to hecklers gained him some attention on the campaign trail.Iowa state fair ,  mitt romney poll 2012,

President Obama on Moammar Gadhafi

"This much is clear: The Gadhafi regime is coming to an end. The future of Libya is in the hands of its people."
President Obama spoke as rebels attempted to end the Libyan dictator's four-decade reign in Tripoli.

Tobacco warning labels

"Never before in the United States have producers of a lawful product been required to use their own packaging and advertising to convey an emotionally-charged government message urging adult consumers to shun their products."
Four tobacco companies filed a lawsuit, tobacco warning label lawsuit , over graphic labels  the FDA is requiring on their cigarette packs.

Jim Thome

"You dream about it but when it finally happens it's kind of surreal." The Minnesota Twins' designated hitter slugged his way into the record books with home run No. 600, Jim thome 600 home runs. mlb 600 home run club

Stolen Rembrandt sketch

"When the curator turned back to the Rembrandt, it was gone." The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recovered, the judgment sketch recovered , a stolen sketch a few days after it was stolen from a posh hotelritz carlton hotel marina del rey.

Adam Levine

"C'mon. You can't be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break." The lead singer of a Grammy-winning pop/rock group, maroon 5, and co-host of "The Voice", the voice nbc , criticized "American Idol" for its treatment of gay contestants. nigel lythgoe responds to adam levine , adam lambert rolling stone

Warren Buffett

"My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It's time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice."
The billionaire investor used a New York Times editorial, warren buffett new york times raise taxes , to explain why the super-rich should pay more taxes. warren buffett the giving pledge , warren buffett "the office" cameo

Indiana State Fair tragedy

"There was a hero every 10 feet on Saturday night." Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels spoke at a memorial, indiana state fair memorial , for the victims of the stage collapse, indiana state fair stage collapse , shortly before the country duo Sugarland was set to perform. 7th person dies + indiana state fair

Howard Schultz

"What is it going to take for Washington to listen to us?" The Starbucks CEO suggested an interesting strategy, howard schultz campaign donation boycott , to protest the government's handling of the debt-ceiling crisis, debt ceiling 2011. Howard schultz congress should not vacation 

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

"He's a good-looking rascal." Former President Bill Clinton gave his thoughts, bill clinton + rascal + perry , on the governor of Texas throwing his hat, perry announces candidacy , into the Republican presidential race. 2012 republican presidential candidates.

Berlin Wall 50th anniversary

"It is our responsibility to keep its memory alive and pass it on to future generations ... so that such injustices never repeat themselves."
Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit spoke at a ceremony marking 50 years, berlin wall 50th anniversary , since the barrier was erected – cutting off East Germany from the West. 136 people + berlin wall

Health care reform bill

"We strongly disagree with this decision and we are confident it will not stand." A White House aide responded, We strongly disagree with this decision and we are confident it will not stand , to a court ruling, health insurance mandate appeals court ruling , that a major portion of the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional. President obama health care plan supreme court , president obama no problem with "obama cares" , health care reform.
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