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  • Big Sponsors Are Upset Over Visibility at Olympics

    08/13/2008 1:27:42 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 20 replies · 166+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/08 | REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN and MEI FONG
    China may be a land of crowds, but not at its Olympic Green. Some major Olympic sponsors that invested millions of dollars to pitch their brands from elaborately constructed pavilions are fuming because access to the Green -- usually the main focal and gathering point of most Games -- has been strictly limited. Citing security concerns, Beijing Olympics officials have turned away droves of spectators who are curious to see the Green with day passes. For the most part, the only people who have been allowed inside are those with hard-to-get tickets to the venues along the Green. Sponsors like...
  • Earnhardt Gears Up to Drive Guard-Sponsored Cars (NASCAR Vroom!!!)

    01/29/2008 3:58:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 80+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Mike R. Smith, USAF
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 29, 2008 – As he drives its sponsored race cars at NASCAR's top auto racing competitions this year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to learn more about the National Guard. NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with reporters Jan. 23, 2008, at Hendrick Motorsports headquarters outside Charlotte, N.C. Earnhardt will drive the National Guard's co-sponsored No. 88 Sprint Cup car and will join Landon Cassill to co-drive the Guard's primary-sponsored No. 5 Nationwide Series car. NASCAR's auto racing season starts in mid-February at Daytona International Speedway, Fla. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mike R. Smith, USAF  (Click photo for...
  • Hamas says Abbas accidentally paid its fighters

    08/08/2007 9:32:51 AM PDT · by jdm · 16 replies · 466+ views
    GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's government accidentally paid salaries to almost half the members of rival Hamas's security force before noticing the error, officials said on Wednesday. They said Abbas's Finance Ministry ordered Tuesday's payouts to 2,600 members of the Hamas Executive Force to be reversed, but hundreds of fighters had managed to withdraw funds. "To their surprise, they got phone calls telling them to get their salaries. They rushed to the bank," said an official in the Hamas-led administration in Gaza.

    04/13/2007 10:09:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 742+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2007 | Phil Mushnick
    April 13, 2007 -- HEY, as long as we're at it, why not make every second week of April National Hypocrites Week? Yeah, a week in salute to those who teach us that identifying the difference between wrong and right should only be a matter of timing. MSNBC on Wednesday fired Don Imus. That clearly indicates that on the day in 1996 when MSNBC hired him, its decision-makers had absolutely no idea what his show was about. I did. You did. But MSNBC didn't? MSNBC attached its name and financing to a five-day-a-week program that its execs had never before...
  • AP Impact: New sponsors of casino bills benefit from tribal money (massive expansion ahead)

    04/12/2007 8:55:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 366+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/12/07 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    Democratic lawmakers carrying bills that would launch a massive expansion of Indian gambling in California have benefited from $1.6 million in tribal donations in recent years, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance reports. The contributions helped Democratic senators' campaigns and political causes, either directly or through donations to independent committees that supported them. The AP review of tribal donations comes as the Legislature is considering a series of gambling-expansion bills similar to ones that died last year when they had Republican sponsors. The bills returned this year with new sponsors, all members of the Legislature's majority party....
  • Calling All Fudds: The Zumboing of Zumbo and the RKBA

    02/22/2007 2:16:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 186 replies · 3,443+ views ^ | Feb 2007 | Phil Elmore
    Anyone at all aware of the discussions among the online gun culture on the Internet had little choice in mid-February, 2007, but to be aware, however dimly, of the controversy surrounding Jim Zumbo. The amusingly named Zumbo, a "sportsman" and hunting writer of some years' experience, wrote a column in his "blog" at Outdoor Life Magazine's website in which he characterized those rifles inaccurately termed semi-automatic "assault rifles" (so named for their magazine capacities and cosmetic similarities to select-fire military rifles) as the tools of terrorists, "terrifying" weapons for which he sees no use and which he would like to...
  • Simpson sponsors

    11/18/2006 4:25:24 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 25 replies · 601+ views
    Does anyone know who the sponsors of the Simpson special are yet? Is there a list I can access? I have every intention of boycotting every sponsor that funds this piece of garbage.
  • America Supports You: Emeril Sponsors Military-Only Cooking Contest

    09/22/2006 4:42:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 460+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashley Farrell
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2006 – If you’re currently a chef on active duty in the Armed Forces, TV cooking-show icon Emeril Lagasse wants your favorite recipe. Emeril is looking for a military chef who has the right recipe and knows how to use it. Any military chef who has a favorite dish can enter the first ever Military-Only Emeril Cooking Contest. Recipes ranging from jambalaya or marinated steak to specialty pies and appetizers all have a chance of winning. “I have great respect for our men and women who serve in the military,” Emeril said. “I also understand the challenges...

    07/18/2006 5:29:46 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 19 replies · 617+ views
    Front Page/Townhall ^ | July 18, 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    Opening a security conference in Tehran on July 8, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exhorted the Islamic world to mobilize against Israel and "remove the Zionist regime." Four days later, Hezbollah terrorists staged a raid across Israel's northern border, kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing eight more. It was Iran that supplied Hezbollah with its immense arsenal of artillery rockets. When Hezbollah launches them at Israel, it is doing the bidding of its patron. The same is true of Hamas, which is likewise financed by Iran. Israel may be able to inflict a punishing defeat on Hezbollah, but regime change in...
  • Iran 'Sponsors Assassination' Of Sunni Pilots Who Bombed Teheran

    10/29/2005 5:49:55 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 654+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2003 | Toby Harnden/Aqueel Hussein/Colin Freman
    Iran 'sponsors assassination' of Sunni pilots who bombed Teheran By Toby Harnden in Suleimaniya, Aqeel Hussein in Baghdad and Colin Freeman (Filed: 29/10/2005) Iran is backing a Shia insurgent campaign of systematically assassinating former elite Iraqi air force pilots as part of a covert sectarian war against Sunnis, according to senior politicians in Baghdad. The spate of murders of pilots has prompted an intervention from Jalal Talabani, Iraq's president, who has offered them safe haven in his native Kurdistan even though some of them were involved in dropping chemical weapons there. Alleged Iranian involvement in the killings has heightened sectarian...
  • Over 10,000 Saudi Students bound for the United States (more bad news from Sandland)

    10/24/2005 7:32:39 AM PDT · by DCWatson · 14 replies · 689+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | 10-23-05 | Omar El Okeily & Najah al Osaymi
    How else should we reward our certified ally in the war on terror? From Asharq Al-Awsat: More than 10,000 Saudi students will travel to the US to attend university as part of a government-sponsored program following the adoption of new measures by the Ministry of Higher Education aimed at facilitating travel procedures for Saudis. In total, 21,000 Saudis are expected to take part in the program in the next four years.
  • Tell Media & Entertainment- No More Political Bias; Threaten To Write & Boycott Sponsors

    09/07/2005 3:42:21 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 21 replies · 609+ views
    Have you had enough of entertainers and the liberal bias news media bashing President George W. Bush, our military operations, and veterans simply because the Democrats have lost power? Have you tired of the over-reporting of Cindy Sheehan who is destroying her own son's military legacy? Is it time for Sean Penn to stay in acting with his high school diploma instead of trying to be a politician? Are you sick of the mainstream news media reporting bogus liberal bias poll results to attempt to swing public opinion their way? Are you angry at the over-reporting of the military prisoner...
  • Outback Steakhouse Sponsors Meal for Nimitz Crew

    09/20/2005 9:26:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 54 replies · 3,392+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Dustin Q. Diaz
    USS NIMITZ, PERSIAN GULF, Sept. 20, 2005 – Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) were served a steak dinner Sept. 14 cooked by employees of Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. According to Joel Barker, director of research and development for Serious Food Operations, Outback sponsored the all-day buffet, known as “Feeding Freedom”, for the crew of more than 4,600 men and women in uniform as a way of saying thank you. “When I was approached with this opportunity, there was no question in my mind about it,” Barker said. “I’m sure that sometimes being...

    08/23/2005 7:07:07 PM PDT · by BIRDS · 1 replies · 216+ views
    internet ^ | 08/23/05 | BIRDS
    I was looking into search results about a successful actor, who I read recently was revealed to be a conservative, and by way of various links (not related to conservativism but related to issues being discussed by that actor and related) I found this website: CENTER FOR SOCIAL MEDIAAnd stood aback from what I viewed (scroll and follow the many links to learn the extent of what's offered there). Not only is Code Pink exemplified in the category of "Stunting," but so are..., well, just go read the site. I found my way, link-wise, to the bottom of the "Freeway...
  • The New Blacklist: Corporate America is bowing to anti-gay Christian groups’ boycott demands

    06/13/2005 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 110 replies · 4,267+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | JUNE 10, 2005 | DOUG IRELAND
    Spurred on by a biblical injunction evangelicals call “The Great Commission,” and emboldened by George W. Bush’s re-election, which is perceived as a “mandate from God,” the Christian right has launched a series of boycotts and pressure campaigns aimed at corporate America — and at its sponsorship of entertainment, programs and activities the Christers don’t like. And it’s working. Just three weeks ago, the Rev. Donald Wildmon’s American Family Association (AFA) announced it was ending its boycott of corporate giant Procter & Gamble — maker of household staples like Tide and Crest — for being pro-gay. Why? Because the AFA’s...
  • Sponsoring RFK - "Armed Forces Field at RFK Stadium" (amount slightly lower $2.7 million a year)

    04/15/2005 6:41:36 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2005 | editorial
    What's a name worth? For pro-sports stadiums, the answer is about $2.7 million a year. That's the average price of a corporate-speak name like "M&T Bank" or "PSINet." The District is reportedly getting an amount slightly lower that in the deal for "Armed Forces Field at RFK Stadium" it announced yesterday. If that seems underwhelming, it's not. Unlike other aspects of the baseball deal, D.C. officials have played the market about as well as they could in this case. Not to mention the boost the deal gives the military. On an annual basis, the three-year deal the District inked exceeds...
  • Yum! Brands Discontinues Support of 'Desperate Housewives'

    11/29/2004 7:30:26 AM PST · by NYer · 236 replies · 31,618+ views
    Culture & Family Institute ^ | November 26, 2004 | Martha Kleder
    Yum! Brands, the parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, A&W and Long John Silver’s, has stopped advertising on the ABC Network show Desperate Housewives. The move comes after the company’s headquarters were flooded with e-mails and phone calls from concerned customers. Jonathan Blum, senior vice president of public affairs for Yum! Brands, announced the decision in a letter dated November 17, 2004, to Bill Johnson, president of the American Decency Association (ADA). As posted on ADA’s Web site, the letter reads: I wanted to inform you that Yum! Brands will not be advertising in Desperate Housewives going forward....
  • "Super Size Me" gets downsized by MTV (refuses movie ads)

    05/27/2004 5:51:34 PM PDT · by weegee · 16 replies · 395+ views
    Reuters via Forbes ^ | Reuters, 05.26.04, 7:09 PM ET | no byline
    LOS ANGELES, May 26 (Reuters) - Film documentary "Super Size Me," a critical look at the health impact of a fast-food only diet, has been downsized at cable network MTV which has refused to air advertisements for the film, its distributors said on Wednesday. Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films said in a statement the cable TV channel targeted to young audiences has told them the ads are "disparaging to fast food restaurants." The distributors said MTV sister network VH1 was planning to use clips from the movie in a program called "Best Week Ever," but the clips were pulled...
  • Jockeys hint at Kentucky Derby boycott

    04/28/2004 9:46:17 AM PDT · by Josh in PA · 11 replies · 375+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/28/04 | Beth Harris
    Jockeys hint at Kentucky Derby boycott By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer April 28, 2004 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jockeys John Velazquez and Jose Santos said Wednesday they might not ride in the Kentucky Derby if a federal judge bars them from wearing ads during the race. A group of jockeys challenged the state law banning them from wearing any advertising, promotional or cartoon symbols. The jockeys argued the law violates the First Amendment. In a second suit, the jockeys argued they should also be allowed to wear a patch with the name of their union, the 1,100-member Jockeys' Guild....
  • Blockbuster flees from "The Reagans"

    11/14/2003 8:10:58 AM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies · 188+ views
    Dear Member, Thank you for contacting Blockbuster. Your inquiry asked about a possible sponsorship by BLOCKBUSTER for the upcoming Ronald Reagan mini-series on CBS. Please note that Blockbuster has nothing to do with that project, and we have no plans to advertise on the program. CBS is responsible for the development, production and broadcasting of the mini-series, and any comments you may have should be directed to CBS at We hope this answers the question you have raised, and we look forward to seeing you in one of our stores soon. Regards, Blockbuster Care --Original Message-- From: [pabianice] Date:...