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  • Uniguest Needs a Better Explanation for Why Conservative Sites Are Being Blocked

    07/02/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | July 2 2014 | Erick Erickson
    James Varney of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, stayed at the Hyatt Place hotel in Riverhead, NY. He tried to look at the Drudge Report, but was blocked from doing so by his hotel’s internet connection. In fact, he tried looking at a number of conservative websites, including Powerline and Instapundit. They too were blocked. He then tried a number of liberal websites from Talking Points Memo to DailyKos. None of them had access problems. His hotel, Hyatt Place, uses Uniguest to connect its guests to the internet. Digging deeper, I contacted the good people of Uniguest. A cheery online...
  • Hotel allows guns for Kansas Republican convention

    01/25/2014 6:52:21 PM PST · by jonefab · 4 replies
    Eyewitness news KWCH-TV Wichita ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Jim Grawe
    WICHITA, Kan. - Preparations are underway at Wichita's Hyatt Regency to welcome hundreds of Kansas Republicans this weekend. When they show up at the door they'll see the familiar sign forbidding firearms, but they can ignore it if they have a concealed carry permit. Kansas GOP chairman Kelly Arnold says that was part of the deal that brought the state convention to this hotel. "The Second Amendment is a fundamental right that we have, and it's part of our Republican Party platform," Arnold says. "I know my committee and my convention goers are going to want to be able to...
  • America’s Largest Gun Shop Dropped By Visa Subsidiary For Selling Guns

    09/30/2013 10:26:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-30-2013 | John Hawkins
    Liberals may not be able to pass a law through Congress that takes away our Second Amendment rights, but that just means they’re going to approach gun control from a different direction. A subsidiary of Visa, a key Obama campaign donor, that specializes in credit card transactions has abruptly stopped servicing the nation’s largest gun store after four years because the store sells guns, a fact the owners never hid. Hyatt Gun Shop of Charlotte, N.C., told Secrets that the subsidiary, Authorize.net/CyberSource, simply sent an email to owner Larry Hyatt to announce that it was suddenly breaking off the business...
  • Advice from "beyond the echo chamber"

    02/06/2009 3:56:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 337+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov - blog ^ | Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog_post/beyond_the_echo_chamber/ Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 12:55 pm Advice from "beyond the echo chamber" We just learned the economy lost another 600,000 jobs last month. It's a staggering number, and it underscores just how deep this crisis is – and, as the President pointed out this morning, it’s accelerating. That's why he created the Economic Recovery Advisory Board -- to solicit ideas from "beyond the echo chamber of Washington, DC." "I’m not interested in groupthink, which is why the Board reflects a broad cross-section of experience, expertise, and ideology," he said. "We’ve recruited...
  • IRS Official’s Admission Baffled Audience At Tax Panel

    05/20/2013 7:50:03 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Eric Lach
    The fateful question came from a tax lawyer, in a room filled with dozens of them. It came at the end of a Friday morning panel, on the second day of the American Bar Association tax section’s big annual meeting at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington D.C. The moderator had announced that it would be the panel’s last question. “Lois, a few months ago there were some concerns about the IRS’s review of 501(c)(4) organizations, of applications from tea party organizations,” Celia Roady, a veteran tax lawyer, asked Lois Lerner, head of the IRS’ tax-exempt organizations division, a few...
  • Celebrate “Empty Chair Day” in Barack & Michelle Obama’s $35 Million Kailua, Hawaii Mansion

    09/20/2012 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | September 3, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    (Being purchased for them by Penny Pritzker and wealthy Chicagoans) [ Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, has been bragging about getting to live in Hawaii next, in a $35 million beachfront mansion after leaving the White House in January 2013.  "It was fun while it lasted", Miss Marion is quoted by Chicagoans as saying, "but wait until you see the place they're buying for Michelle and Barack!" ] Part 1 of this report — HEREPart 2 of this report — HERE***************************Today has been declared “National Empty Chair Day”, in honor of Clint Eastwood’s speech on the closing night of the Republican...
  • Hotel cancels Tea Party event after learning that anti-Islam activist was due to be a speaker

    10/19/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 97 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 19, 2011 | Meghan Keneally
    A hotel in Texas cancelled a Tea Party event that was going to be held in their conference room because it didn't approve of the group's keynote speaker. Pamela Geller, a political activist and blogger, was schedule to headline the event and caused hotel representatives to deny the group use of their space. Officially, the Hyatt Place Houston Sugar Land hotel cancelled the event citing 'changing security needs' after they learned that Ms Geller would be speaking. This is not the first time that Ms Geller has ruffled feathers: the staunch conservative has written extensively against Islam and regularly attacks...
  • Liberals hold "Die In" Protest at the California State Republican Convention

    09/20/2011 1:24:32 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    Filmed Saturday, March 19, 2011, this a clipped version of the events that unfolded at the downtown Hyatt, Sacramento, CA during the Republican State Convention. E+ Productions had a crew there to capture the protest to use within their documentary feature film, "WHERE'S FRANK?" , but no one could have predicted what would happen next.
  • Hyatt apologizes for heat lamps being turned on strikers

    07/22/2011 6:56:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2011 | Julie Wernau
    Hyatt apologized Friday morning for an incident in which heat lamps were turned on above workers on strike at the Park Hyatt Chicago hotel Thursday, saying a manager is responsible for the controversial move. Hotel workers on strike were taken by surprise Thursday morning when 10 heat lamps hanging above their picket line flipped on and stayed on for what they claim was nearly an hour.
  • [Mass.] Gov. threatens [Dem backer-owned] hotel chain with boycott

    09/24/2009 6:20:21 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 41 replies · 1,128+ views
    upi via email, no link | 9/24/9
    BOSTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has threaten Hyatt hotels with a boycott after the company abruptly replaced 98 housekeepers with cheaper labor. Many in Massachusetts were up in arms after an Aug. 31 newspaper article described three Hyatt hotels as firing $15- per-hour workers, some with 20 years experience at Hyatt, after they had trained their $8 per hour replacements. The housekeepers said the hotel told them the cheaper workers were being trained to cover for vacations and other hard-to-fill shifts, The Boston Globe reported Thursday. Gov. Patrick has since threatened to advise state workers to...
  • A Top Obama Fund-Raiser Had Ties to Failed Bank

    09/19/2008 8:50:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies · 705+ views
    WSJ ^ | JULY 21, 2008 | By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER
    For the Pritzker family of Chicago, the 2001 collapse of subprime-mortgage lender Superior Bank was an embarrassing failure in a corner of their giant business empire. Billionaire Penny Pritzker helped run Hinsdale, Ill.-based Superior, overseeing her family's 50% ownership stake. She now serves as Barack Obama's national campaign-finance chairwoman, which means her banking past could prove to be an embarrassment to her -- and perhaps to the campaign. Superior was seized in 2001 and later closed by federal regulators. Government investigators and consumer advocates have contended that Superior engaged in unsound financial activities and predatory lending practices. Ms. Pritzker, a...
  • OBAMA'S MONEY CZAR OWNS HOTEL HOSTING AHMADINEJAD

    09/19/2008 6:10:41 PM PDT · by MaryAnne · 6 replies · 210+ views
    OBAMA'S MONEY CZAR OWNS HOTEL HOSTING AHMADINEJAD Penny Pritzker, national finance chair of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, is the owner of the Hyatt, the hotel hosting the genocidal Hitler wannabee, Ahmadinejad. This is the latest in an assault on Israel and Jewish Americans. Obama and co. strong armed and bullied the craven organizers of the Anti-Ahmadinejad rally to disinvite Pro-Israel supporter Sarah Palin. Clearly Obama's chief fundraiser could refuse to host the Ahmadinejad at her hotel. Instead, she has rolled out the red carpet. It was bad enough that Obama would not send someone to represent him at the anti-Ahmadinejad...
  • Berkshire to Pay $4.5B for Marmon Stake (Buffett)

    12/26/2007 3:13:13 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 3 replies · 128+ views
    AP via Google ^ | December 26, 2007 | Associated Press
    Berkshire to Pay $4.5B for Marmon Stake CHICAGO (AP) — Warren Buffett's investment company announced Tuesday it will pay $4.5 billion for 60 percent of Marmon Holdings Inc., a private company of more than 125 manufacturing and service businesses. Berkshire Hathaway Inc., based in Omaha, Neb., said it plans to acquire the remaining 40 percent of Marmon over the next five to six years depending on future earnings of Marmon, according to a statement released Tuesday by both companies. Marmon is owned by trusts for the benefits of the Pritzker family of Chicago, the family that developed the Hyatt Hotel...
  • Fairmont pulls out of Peaks deal ( Telluride )

    12/03/2007 9:53:34 AM PST · by george76 · 182+ views
    The Daily Planet ^ | Dec 02, 2007 | Pat Healy
    Fairmont Hotels and a New York investment firm pulled out of a $46 million deal to buy the Peaks Resort, leaving Telluride’s largest hotel in long-term limbo as it prepares to reopen for the ski season. Two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations — one from each side of the table — said the hotel’s expensive infrastructure problems had torpedoed the deal. After examining the Peaks, buyers Fairmont and Manhattan-based Thor Equities concluded that the hotel needed $6-7 million in repairs, on top of a planned $60 million renovation... The impasse didn’t break, and on Friday, Fairmont and Thor...
  • Activists Criticize Hyatt Hotel Chain

    02/26/2006 6:14:50 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 24 replies · 839+ views
    SF Gate.com & AP ^ | February 24, 2006 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    McLean, Va. (AP) -- The Hyatt hotel chain has come under fire for agreeing to host a conference this weekend sponsored by a white supremacist group.
  • Obama's war chest filled with Hollywood gold (DNC Keynote Speaker)

    07/17/2004 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 896+ views
    AP via Daily Southtown ^ | July 17, 2004 | Dennis Conrad
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate candidate from Chicago who has become the Democratic Party's latest rising star, is drawing enough support from the entertainment industry to put on his own variety show. From comedian Chris Rock to singer Barbra Streisand to musician Herbert Hancock, entertainers have written out checks of $1,000 or $2,000 to help the 42-year-old Illinois state senator win the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Peter Fitzgerald. Film directors Rob Reiner ("The American President") and Edward Zwick ("The Last Samurai" and "Courage Under Fire") both contributed in the past three months, according to Obama's...
  • Boycott Hyatt Hotels and Progressive Insurance

    03/10/2004 11:47:07 AM PST · by Bagehot · 2 replies · 402+ views
    Washington Post
    The Democratic 527 organizations have drawn support from some wealthy liberals determined to defeat Bush. They include financier George Soros and his wife, Susan Weber Soros, who gave $5 million to ACT and $1.46 million to MoveOn.org; Peter B. Lewis, chief executive of the Progressive Corp., who gave $3 million to ACT and $500,000 to MoveOn; and Linda Pritzker, of the Hyatt hotel family, and her Sustainable World Corp., who gave $4 million to the joint fundraising committee.
  • Customers Angry That Hotels Exclude Fox News Channel

    08/15/2003 5:52:21 AM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 51 replies · 643+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8-12-03 | Wes Vernon
    WASHINGTON – The Starwood hotel chain says the pro-Democrat tilt of individual company campaign contributors does not reflect corporate policy in deciding which cable news channels it makes available to its guests. Nonetheless, Fox News Channel, recently denounced by leading Democat politicians, has been unable to secure a corporate endorsement from Starwood, even though FNC beats all other cable news channels combined in ratings. "Starwood has no objections to carrying Fox News programming on our properties," the hotelier’s spokesman Mark Ricci told NewsMax 2½ weeks after our initial request for comment and about a week after we reported that (unlike...
  • The Princess and the Pea-Brained Lawsuit

    12/05/2002 1:57:34 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 13 replies · 288+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/05/02 | Mike Straka
    She is 18-year-old Liesel Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt hotel chain. She is young, beautiful, and ostensibly, wealthy. She co-stars in movies with Harrison Ford (Air Force One) and played -- prophetically, as it turns out -- the title role in the 1995 Warner Brothers film, A Little Princess, in which her character takes on the British government in a fight over -- what else? -- her father's money. According to a civil lawsuit filed by the young heiress, life indeed imitates art. In the suit, Pritzker claims that her father, 76-year-old business exec Robert Pritzker, sold off assets belonging...