For laughs, consult top producer Cappy McGarr, who insisted Ellen wasn't picked for political reasons: "The Kennedy Center is apolitical. We have had so many people who have their own brand and type of humor. We don't pick winners because of any advocacy they do. It is all about...
Ronald Reagan saved the auto industry from being destroyed by the Japanese. His accelerated depreciation allowed business to write off capital equipment at the same rate the Japs and Germans were, which is why they were building better cars than Detroit. In 1980 the question on Wall Street was if by 1990 there would be three car companies operating in America or only two. Reagan fixed that. If your brains were gunpowder you couldn't blow your nose.
The PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 30 was a festival of tributes to Ellen DeGeneres -- which is fine, since she is quite talented comically. But it wasn't so much a tribute for the comedy as it was for her pioneering work promoting homosexuality.
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