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  • MSNBC Guest: Rodeo Clown with Obama Mask is GOP’s Base

    08/13/2013 6:15:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 13, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Progressive radio host and frequent MSNBC guest, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, appeared on MSNBC with Thomas Roberts on Tuesday where he dug into Republican efforts to deflect criticism that state-level voter identification laws are designed to disenfranchise minority voters. Hutchinson said that racially insensitive attacks on President Barack Obama appeal to the GOP’s base voters, personified by a rodeo clown who was recently criticized for wearing an Obama mask. “The relentless racial assault on Obama has been the one unyielding constant from the moment that Obama declared his presidential candidacy in 2007,” Hutchinson recently wrote on his blog. Asked to...
  • Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?

    08/13/2013 5:08:06 PM PDT · by mykroar · 112 replies ^ | 8/13/2013 | Peter Grier
    Missouri State Fair officials have banned for life the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask while facing bulls at the event over the weekend.The clown in question engaged in an “unconscionable stunt” and will never perform at the Show Me state venue again, the Missouri State Fair Commission said Monday, in a statement. Fair officials are also reviewing their contract with the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for hiring and overseeing bull ring clowns. The performance was “inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fair’s standards," said the statement. The fair did not reveal the clown’s...
  • Palin in Denver: 'America... we got snookered'

    05/23/2010 8:43:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies · 2,104+ views ^ | 5/23/10 | Jon Bowman, reporte
    DENVER - Sarah Palin came to Denver and told a big crowd Saturday night, "America... we got snookered." About 6,000 fans of Sarah Palin packed into the University of Denver's Magness Arena to hear from the former Alaska Governor and would-be Vice-President, as she brought her "Take Back America" road show to Denver. Outside the arena, protesters with signs chanted, "We support our President." One person passing by the protesters before going inside to hear Palin speak asked, "I want to know what you support?"
  • 2nd Look at Bush Service Award: White House panel unaware honoree was on Death Row (TOOKIE)

    12/03/2005 10:24:16 AM PST · by cgk · 56 replies · 2,265+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8-6-05 | Bob Egelko
    2nd look at Bush service award White House panel unaware honoree was on Death Row Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff WriterSaturday, August 6, 2005A White House council on volunteerism said Friday it's taking another look at how the President's Call to Service Award -- accompanied by a laudatory letter from President Bush -- was issued to Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a California Death Row inmate who has written a series of books warning young people against the gang life. A spokesman for the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation said that neither the council nor Bush had any way of knowing...
  • CA: Stem cell’s shell game? (Prop 71)

    09/22/2005 9:06:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 9/22/05 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    The biggest question surrounding stem cell research in California right now isn’t whether it will eventually cure devastating health problems. It’s what happened to the billion dollars. When California voters approved Proposition 71 last year, critics say, it was partially on the promise that their $3 billion investment in stem cell research would provide a financial payoff to the state. Supporters cited a study that claimed California could get a payback of anywhere between $537 million and $1.1 billion from royalties and licensing from intellectual property, or IP, as it is known in the investment community. Actually, the figures were...
  • Jeff Godron destroys Take Me Out To The Ballgame

    05/24/2005 7:45:41 PM PDT · by buckeyesrule · 93 replies · 2,850+ views
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  • Job creation down, layoffs up, report says

    10/07/2004 5:58:11 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 49 replies · 1,695+ views
    The NewStandard ^ | Thursday, October 7 | Madeleine Baran
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Oct 7 - A new report found that layoffs reached an eight-month high in September, while new hiring rose only slightly. Employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said companies announced 107,863 layoffs in September, 45 percent more than in August. The figure was the largest since January, when employers laid off 117,556 workers. Meanwhile, employers hired only 16,166 new workers, compared with 132,105 in August. The computer, transportation, telecommunications and consumer products industries were particularly hard hit by the cuts. "Historically, the period from September 1 through December 31...