Godspeed John Glenn
John Glen an American hero and a symbol of the Space Age as the first American to orbit the Earth and then becoming national political figure for 24 years, dies at age 95. StarTribune Article
“Zero G and I feel fine.” — During the first orbit by an American in 1962.
“I don’t know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets…. This is a little unusual, I think.” — Also during that first orbit.
“To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible.” — On his second space flight on space shuttle Discovery in 1998.
“To me, there is no greater calling, If I can inspire young people to dedicate themselves to the good of mankind, I’ve accomplished something.” — During an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer in 2002.
“We are more fulfilled when we are involved in something bigger than ourselves.” — Keynote address at Ohio State University’s commencement in 2009.
Fast-food exec is choice for Labor
Andrew Puzder, a Fast-food executive has been picked to be the next Labor Department secretary. Puzder is known for turning around the Southern California based parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, through racy and highly charged marketing campaigns.
Puzder has recently been an outspoken advocate for business and a critic towards the Affordable Care Act and government regulation.
Pudzer has criticized federal rules expanding overtime pay and opposes the push for $15 minimum wage.StarTribune Article