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  • Mark Brnovich: Just “Can’t Get No $atisTraction”

    These days candidate Mark Brnovich reminds us of rocker Mick Jagger. Although he was recruited by establishment Republicrats to challenge conservative incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne, he appears to be drawing not much more than dust in the campaign donation department. Jagger sang about not getting ‘no satisfaction’ and Brnovich is clearly not generating much in the way of the all-important fundraising traction. Endorser Jon Kyl, a titan in the McCain brigade sent an urgent message to Tucson auto dealer Jim Click some time back, urging him to rally the car dealers to Brnovich’s aid. Zilch came of that. (SNIP)...
  • Have You Seen This? Barbie Jeep Racing

    05/31/2013 4:41:41 AM PDT · by Elsie · 9 replies ^ | May 28, 2013 | John Clyde
    SALT LAKE CITY — Sometimes you just have to sit back and marvel at some of the things mankind has created. The hard work and problem solving it took to send a man to the moon is nearly unfathomable. And then the ingenuity behind building a structure like the Burj Khalifa or the dedication and insight to write something like the Gettysburg Address is awe inspiring.
  • Ken Feinberg: the ‘Walter Cronkite’ of the BP Oil Spill

    06/16/2010 12:48:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 233+ views
    wsj ^ | 6/16/10 | Michael Corkery
    Kenneth Feinberg must be a big fan of Albert Camus. Every job he takes involves some sort of existential quality. He made his mark doling out compensation to the families of 9-11 victims, a job that entailed deciding whether or which life had more monetary value: that of a janitor or a banker? As the Obama administration’s pay czar, Feinberg spent most of last year determining what executives at bailed out banks and auto companies should be paid. “In our society, I’ve found that compensation is a surrogate for worth,’’ Feinberg said at a recent speech at the Wharton School....
  • 15,000 attend Southern California tax revolt rally, national media silent

    03/09/2009 9:57:11 AM PDT · by slomark · 9 replies · 736+ views
    [excerpt] We hate the media in general, but we love afternoon talk show hosts John & Ken of KFI radio in Los Angeles. And if the media ignores their movement, we will give them a hand. The talk team drew 15,000 people last week to their “Revolt, Recall, Repeal Rally” to protest California’s $50 billion tax increase and to begin recall efforts aimed at the governor and several state legislators. it was covered locally, but did you see any national coverage? Ten NOW protestors on the on the White House steps makes news, but not 15,000 in a tax revolt?...
  • SoCal Tax Revolt 2009 - Fullerton, CA, 3/7/09

    03/08/2009 12:52:16 AM PST · by rockbobster · 7 replies · 1,433+ views ^ | 03-07-2009 |
    Tax Revolt and Recall Protest draws 15,000 Fullerton – An estimated crowd of 15,000 people showed up at a tax revolt and recall protest hosted by The John & Ken Show of radio station KFI 640. The hyperactive John Kobylt and immaculately groomed Ken Chiampou prodded the crowd into chants of "heads on a stick" and "off with their heads" several times during the three hour event, referring to lazy legislators and the lying governor. Some people brought bloody effigy heads of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and stuck them on the end of a pike, while the crowd joined their hosts...
  • Boris Victory Adds To Labour Misery (New London Mayor Boris Johnson ousts Ken Livingstone)

    05/02/2008 9:12:41 PM PDT · by Int · 27 replies · 229+ views
    Sky News UK ^ | 3:58, Saturday May 03, 2008 UK Time
    Boris Johnson has been elected Mayor of London, adding to Labour's misery after disastrous local elections. The Conservative candidate beat Ken Livingstone with Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick in third place. Mr Johnson polled 1,168,738 votes to Mr Livingstone's 1,028,966. After second preferences were allocated, Mr Johnson achieved around 53% to Mr Livingstone's 47%. The result put further pressure on Prime Minister Gordon Brown after his party suffered its worst council election results in four decades. After the result was announced, the new mayor thanked his team and praised his opponents, particularly Mr Livingstone who he described as a "very considerable...
  • Ken Blackwell Joins Free Market Think Tank

    02/15/2007 8:00:21 PM PST · by Gekko Ohio · 4 replies · 873+ views
    The Buckeye Institute (via Red State) ^ | 2/15/2007 | David Hansen
    Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has joined Ohio's Buckeye Institute. Here is their full press release: For Immediate Release Thursday, February 15, 2007 Contact: David Hansen Office: (614) 224-4422 Cell: (614) 783-0309 BLACKWELL JOINS BUCKEYE INSTITUTE AS DISTINGUISHED FELLOW COLUMBUS – The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions today announced former secretary of state, state treasurer and 2006 Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Blackwell has joined the organization as a Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow. Blackwell will focus on state issues with national significance such as taxes, energy, education and health care reform. Also, he will lead the institute’s effort...
  • Sportscaster Casey Coleman has passed away

    11/27/2006 11:59:06 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 266+ views ^ | 11/27/06 | Carl Matzelle
    Cleveland - Veteran local sportscaster Casey Coleman, who battled pancreatic cancer for more than a year, has died. Coleman, 55, who died early Monday morning, will be difficult to replace, said WTAM AM/1100 radio host Bill Wills. "He was an integral part of our broadcast," said Wills, co-host of "Wills and Coleman in the Morning." "He was a pros pro and a very good friend. Players and coaches trusted him. He gave our broadcast credibility." Doctors gave Coleman six months to live in June. He returned briefly to WTAM at the start of Cleveland Browns training camp but took a...
  • Hey, Doll, You Need a Real Man

    08/23/2006 3:40:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,741+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 23, 2006 | Dean P. Johnson
    YOU CAN DRESS him up any way you want. Change his appearance to make him look like Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp or even John Wayne. Tough boy, homeboy, cowboy. It doesn't matter. Ken is still a castrated man. Ken has always lived in the shadow of the venerable girl next door. He is an afterthought, known for nothing but being a mere accessory, sold separately. Mattel is trying to bring him back after a hiatus, but with a lobotomized grin and submissive gaze, he is the epitome of role reversal. While Barbie has been a regular career gal with a...
  • uh oh, Slobodan, Kenny boy, and... Saddam?

    07/06/2006 2:47:13 PM PDT · by SaddamH · 2 replies · 405+ views
    The Saddam Dump ^ | July 6, 06 | SaddamH
    Today news of Ken Lay’s heart attack and unexpected death has reached me. I did not know this Mr. KennyBoy Lay person but he seemed to be a good man and like me he knew how to treat people and make money from oil and energy markets. Damn I miss manipulating the price of crude. I have been thinking that many times well known people who are connected by celebrity and a random fact seem to die in groups of three... This is not GoodSTRENGTH IS POWER
  • (Ken ) Livingston Compares Poll Tax Riots To China Massacre (Tiananmen)

    04/09/2006 6:30:15 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 362+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006 | Richard Spencer
    Livingstone compares poll tax riots to China massacre By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 10/04/2006) Ken Livingstone began a tour of China yesterday by comparing the Tiananmen Square massacre to London's 1990 poll tax riot. Ken Livingstone said he was considering a countdown clock like Beijing's but was uncertain where to put it Looking out over the Beijing square from the steps of the National Museum of Revolutionary History, the Mayor of London said the 1989 massacre, in which -hundreds of protesters died, was part of the city's "interesting history", like London's. "In the same way that Trafalgar Square has...
  • Gingrich Endorses Blackwell for Ohio Gov.

    04/04/2006 6:03:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies · 1,312+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/4/06 | NewsMax
    Former U.S. House Speaker and conservative movement hero Newt Gingrich Tuesday announced his support for Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell. "Ken Blackwell is a man, cast in the mold of President Ronald Reagan, with powerful ideas that will empower individuals and spur job creation in the Buckeye State," said Gingrich. "His new ideas, new strategies and new solutions will set Ohio back on the right path." "I am honored to have the support of a true hero in the conservative movement," said Blackwell. "The overwhelming support of conservative leaders is a testament to my adherence to the core principles...
  • Former legislator gets into statehouse race

    03/08/2006 5:59:01 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | March 6, 2006 | Scott N. Miller
    Ken Chlouber still runs in Leadville 100 trail race, races burros and rides bulls... The siren song of politics keeps calling Ken Chlouber. "I'm not good at doing nothing," he said, although promoting an ultra-marathon, running in burro races and riding bulls and motorcycles hardly qualifies as "nothing." The Leadville Republican was supposed to be through with politics after the 2002 session of the Colorado Legislature, thanks to term limits. After four years away from the state house, though, Chlouber has decided to run for the seat in the Colorado House of Representatives now held by Breckenridge Democrat Gary Lindstrom....
  • Ken gets a makeover, hopes to win back Barbie

    02/09/2006 12:31:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 73 replies · 3,693+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/9/06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - He's been to the gym, looks buff and stylish, and now Barbie's boy toy Ken wants to win back the doll he split from two years ago. After a two-year separation, Mattel Inc. said on Thursday that Barbie's long-time suitor wants to rekindle his decades-long romance with his plastic paramour. Mattel is hoping Ken's return to retail stores can also revitalise the company's overall fortunes. In January, the company blamed sagging Barbie sales for sagging profits. "Ken has revamped his life -- mind, body and soul," Hollywood stylist and Mattel consultant Phillip Bloch said in a...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Researchers Find Barbie Is Often Mutilated

    12/19/2005 2:57:25 PM PST · by rocksblues · 79 replies · 3,884+ views
    breitbart ^ | Dec 19 2:37 PM | JILL LAWLESS
    LONDON - Barbie, beware. The iconic plastic doll is often mutilated at the hands of young girls, according to research published Monday by British academics. "The girls we spoke to see Barbie torture as a legitimate play activity, and see the torture as a 'cool' activity," said Agnes Nairn, one of the University of Bath researchers. "The types of mutilation are varied and creative, and range from removing the hair to decapitation, burning, breaking and even microwaving." Mattel U.K. said that despite the findings of "this very small group of children, we know that there are millions of girls in...
  • District clerk withdraws bid to buy pens

    12/15/2005 12:56:59 PM PST · by BellStar · 12 replies · 574+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 13 Dec 2005 | By Kelly Hawes
    Latonia Wilson says she was only trying to do something nice for jurors. “I just thought it would be fun,” she said. “Especially at Christmastime.” Ken Clark, though, thought it was an obvious effort to buy campaign materials with taxpayers’ money. “I’m just amazed that she would even try it,” he said. Wilson is a Democrat who will be seeking her second term next year as district clerk. Clark is a Republican who will be seeking a third term as Precinct 4 commissioner. “Everything is going to be looked at politically,” Wilson said. “I’m not sure what the issue necessarily...
  • Ken, you need to ‘man up’ if you want Barbie back

    11/06/2005 10:05:45 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 3 replies · 540+ views
    StarNewsOnline ^ | November 03. 2005 | Celia Rivenbark
    This just in: Ken’s getting a makeover that he hopes will wrest Barbie away from surfer dude Blaine. You may remember that Mattel announced the break-up of America’s favorite polystyrene couple (not counting Nick and Jessica) last year. Barbie had fallen for Blaine, a hunky Aussie boogie boarder who was, well, more manly than Ken. Which is why this makeover won’t work. Ken’s stylist (ahem) has announced that his new look will be “slick and urban.” Ken, speaking through a humanoid working at Mattel, said, “My new look will be very now. It will reflect my personality and change with...
  • Barbie and Ken Getting Back Together?

    10/21/2005 9:10:44 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 9 replies · 578+ views
    WLTX News ^ | 10/21/05
    NEW YORK (AP) - Barbie and Ken, together again? Mattel says Ken may be getting a makeover. The plastic-fantastic couple was splitsville two years ago, after a 43-year romance. But RussellArons, vice president of marketing at Mattel, says Barbie fans will see some big changes this spring. She says a makeover may be just what Ken needs to get back in the game. Mattel tried to update Barbie's image by having her split with Ken and head to a California beach. Her new main squeeze was Blaine, an Australian boogie boarder. But things didn't work out -- at least not...
  • Ken Schram Commentary: It's About People, Not Politics

    09/03/2005 1:45:22 PM PDT · by djwright · 36 replies · 1,113+ views
    KOMO TV ^ | September 2, 2005 | ken shram
    SEATTLE - I'll be blunt. I've never had high expectations of President Bush's leadership. But then I never expected he'd be completely worthless at a time when the country needed him most. I'm just not up to being polite after so many days of watching the inept, incompetent and insensitive government reaction to the deplorable conditions in Louisiana and Mississippi. Days of doctors begging for generators and fuel to keep hospital patients alive; days of people abandoned without food and water; days were thugs and criminals were allowed to gain a violent foothold in the midst of chaos and despair;...