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  • Police: Husband fled to Egypt after wife killed, body dumped ( KY & TN )

    06/27/2013 9:41:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    WSMV ^ | Jun 27, 2013 | Scott Sutton
    a Nashville man fled to Egypt after his wife was killed and her body was dumped along Interstate 65 in Kentucky. ... Detectives believe it's likely that Roshdy was killed in the apartment and later dumped on the side of the interstate in Kentucky ... Her husband, Alaa Youssef, 39, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, flew out of Nashville with the couple's two daughters on June 7. They arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on June 8. Youssef is considered to be a suspect in Roshdy's death and is wanted on a charge of criminal homicide.
  • PLEASING THE ISLAMIC FAITH - KFC (Houston) using animals slaughtered under Sharia Law

    09/12/2012 9:08:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    KTRH ^ | Nik Rajkovic
    KFCs in Houston are now serving meat slaughtered under Sharia Law. The practice of Halal is said to be a much slower, calmer process which begins with a prayer for the animal. Some say this discriminates against non-Muslims. But Paul Shapiro, Vice President for Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the U.S. simply calls it inhumane. "Animals have their throats cut without being rendered unconscious prior to the cutting," says Shapiro. "That's unlike other types of more conventional slaughter where an effort is supposed to be made to render the animals insensible to pain." Rasheed Ahmed with the...
  • Tyson Plant Drops Labor Day for Muslim Holiday

    08/27/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT · by null and void · 124 replies ^ | August 05, 2008
    <p>Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.</p> <p>A 5-year contract approved by members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant last November includes the change to accommodate Muslim workers.</p>
  • Navy buys biofuel for $16 a gallon

    12/11/2011 4:28:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 11,2011 | J.E. DYER
    Teaming up with the Department of Agriculture (which has a cheery Rotary Club ring to it), the Navy has purchased 450,000 gallons of biofuel for about $16 a gallon, or about 4 times the price of its standard marine fuel, JP-5, which has been going for under $4 a gallon. You won’t be surprised to learn that a member of Obama’s presidential transition team, T. J. Glauthier, is a “strategic advisor” at Solazyme, the California company that is selling a portion of the biofuel to the Navy. Glauthier worked – shock, shock – on the energy-sector portion of the 2009...
  • Tyson workers revote; Labor Day brought back

    08/08/2008 12:31:34 PM PDT · by radu · 109 replies · 281+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | August 8, 2008 | Bbrian Mosely
    Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and Tyson Foods workers at the poultry processing plant in Shelbyville overwhelmingly voted to overturn a union contract provision that replaced Labor Day as a paid holiday with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, it was announced this morning. The new agreement will increase the number of paid days off for workers in the current calendar year to include both Labor Day and the Muslim observance as paid holidays for workers in the Shelbyville plant. The agreement amends the existing contract negotiated last year, according to a press release from...
  • Tyson Backtracks On Labor Day / Eid al-Fitr Holiday Decision

    08/08/2008 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Quaker · 13 replies · 194+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 8, 2008 | Quaker
    Tyson Foods backed down on it’s contract with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) to recognize Eid al-Fitr rather than Labor Day.
  • Labor Day Reinstated as Paid Holiday at Shelbyville, TN, Tyson Plant

    08/08/2008 7:40:46 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 36 replies · 417+ views
    August 8, 2008 | Press Release
    Press Release Labor Day Reinstated as Paid Holiday at Shelbyville, TN, Plant; Tyson Foods Requested Change from Union Springdale, Arkansas – August 8, 2008 - Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today it has reached a new agreement with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an American union, reinstating Labor Day as one of the designated paid holidays under the contract for covered employees in the Shelbyville, Tennessee, plant. Tyson made this request on behalf of its Shelbyville plant employees, some of whom had expressed concern about the new contract provisions relative to paid holidays. In an effort to be...
  • Labor Day Still Recognized at Tyson Foods

    08/06/2008 1:12:41 PM PDT · by dvan · 47 replies · 179+ views
    Email | 08/07/08 | Christian Self
    Labor Day Still Recognized at Tyson Foods Union Contract Provision only at Shelbyville, TN Plant Springdale, Arkansas – August 4, 2008 – Contrary to recent reports, Labor Day is still a holiday at Tyson Foods. This issue concerns only the plant at Shelbyville, TN. The majority of employees at the Tyson plant in Shelbyville, TN, are represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Stores Union (RWDSU), an American union that asked for and received Eid al-Fitr, as one of their eight paid holidays, in place of Labor Day. This applies only to the Shelbyville plant and resulted as part of...
  • Tyson 'regrets' public reaction

    08/06/2008 8:23:57 AM PDT · by radu · 146 replies · 309+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | August 6, 2008 | Brian Mosely
    Tyson Foods says that Labor Day is still a holiday, but not for the union employees at the Shelbyville poultry processing facility, who will be taking off the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr instead. Meanwhile, the union that negotiated the controversial contract at the Shelbyville plant has removed the original press release announcing the holiday change from its web site, and the union president has described the backlash to the decision as "bigotry." The union had stated in a June 19 press release that 700 Muslims worked at the plant, while Tyson repeated Tuesday that there are only 250 Somalis...
  • Plant Drops Labor Day for Muslim Holiday

    08/04/2008 1:48:09 PM PDT · by FateRewritten · 25 replies · 468+ views
    Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be granted the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. According to a news release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a new five-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate Muslim workers at the plant. [SNIP] Tyson's director of media relations Gary Mickelson said the contract includes eight paid holidays -- the same number as the old contract. Eid al-Fitr -- which falls on Oct. 1 this year -- marks the end of Ramadan,...
  • Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, Kansas

    08/04/2008 4:30:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 479+ views ^ | August 2, 2008 | Maggie M. Thornton
    An estimated 750 to 1,000 Somali refugees are living in Emporia, a magnet because of jobs at the Tyson Foods meatpacking plant. Many have latent tuberculosis. H/T to Texas Fred and his comment thread. Tyson Foods' blatant disregard for the institutions of America is worse than we thought - and it stretches outside just the Shelbyville, TN plant. Here's how the Topeka Capital-Journal under the heading "Somalis arrive in Emporia with tuberculosis" describes the "exotic, new arrivals:" EMPORIA — When hundreds of Somali refugees began showing up to work at the meatpacking plant, nurses Lori Torres and Renee Hively were...
  • Email Resonse From Tyson Regarding Muslim Holiday (Vanity)

    08/04/2008 1:10:36 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 37 replies · 200+ views
    I sent an email to Tyson regarding my thoughts on the celebration of a Muslim holiday and the following is their response..... as a liberal once told me you vote with your dollars, I won't be buying Tyson.... "Contrary to recent reports, Labor Day has not been done away with at the Tyson plant in Shelbyville, TN. Recent RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) contract negotiations resulted in a different holiday for workers covered by the contract, for which the union bargained. Employees not covered by the contract will still have Labor Day as a paid holiday. The union...
  • Tyson Foods: Buh-Bye, Labor Day, Hello, Eid Al-Fitr; (Buh-Bye, America, Too)

    08/04/2008 10:32:24 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 499+ views ^ | August 4, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    Well, folks, here it is--the beginning (or maybe the middle) of the end of America as we know it. Tyson Foods is now ending employees' paid day off for Labor Day and, instead, giving 'em the paid day off for the Muslim festival, Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. It is the most important holiday in Islam. It will be interesting to see how Tyson calculates which day it is, since Muslims are never really sure on which day or two it falls until right before--and since Shi'ites and Sunnis frequently feud about when it falls. Since I...
  • Tyson Foods warms up to Islam

    08/04/2008 6:19:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 43 replies · 209+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/3/2008 | AP Staff
    <p>SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be given the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr as a holiday.</p> <p>According to a news release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a new 5-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate the hundreds of Somali Muslims who work at the plant .</p>
  • Tyson replaces Labor Day with Muslim Eid al-Fitr

    08/03/2008 8:59:37 PM PDT · by Paige · 14 replies · 372+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 2, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Food workers at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant for Tyson Foods, which boasts on its corporate website that it strives "to honor God," will have time off for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday closing the month of Ramadan, instead of the American tradition Labor Day. Officials with the company told WND the labor union representing the 1,200 plant workers, including about 700 immigrants from Somalia who largely are Muslim, sought the holiday change in the new five-year contract, and the company agreed.
  • Tyson Foods Warms Up to Islam (no more Labor Day, a Muslim holiday instead)

    08/03/2008 10:59:19 AM PDT · by MississippiMan · 49 replies · 516+ views
    AP via OneNewsNow ^ | August 3, 1008
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be given the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr as a holiday...
  • Plant Drops Labor Day For Muslim Holiday

    08/01/2008 5:00:23 PM PDT · by americanophile · 118 replies · 1,112+ views
    WSMV Nashville ^ | August 1, 2008 | WSMV Nashville
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -- Some workers at a local plant will no longer to be able to take their Labor Day holiday because of religious reasons. Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be granted the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. According to a news release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a new five-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate Muslim workers at the plant. Tyson's director of media relations Gary Mickelson said the contract includes eight paid holidays...
  • Tyson replaces Labor Day with Muslim Eid al-Fitr

    08/02/2008 3:22:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 47 replies · 1,291+ views ^ | August 02, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Food workers at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant for Tyson Foods, which boasts on its corporate website that it strives "to honor God," will have time off for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday closing the month of Ramadan, instead of the American tradition Labor Day. Officials with the company told WND the labor union representing the 1,200 plant workers, including about 700 immigrants from Somalia who largely are Muslim, sought the holiday change in the new five-year contract, and the company agreed. Officials with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union issue a press statement about the new "contract [that] creates...
  • Union That Endorses Barack Obama, Forces Tyson Foods To Drop Labor Day For A Muslim Holiday

    08/02/2008 5:30:02 AM PDT · by Quaker · 34 replies · 202+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 2, 2008 | Quaker
    The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), a union that endorses Barack Obama in his 2008 Presidential candidacy, has negotiated with Tyson Foods to recognize Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr instead of the traditional American Labor Day Holiday. Employees are not happy with this stunt. Workers at Tyson Foods’ poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall.
  • Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr

    08/02/2008 1:41:53 AM PDT · by radu · 127 replies · 330+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Friday, August 1, 2008 | Brian Mosely
    Workers at Tyson Foods' poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall. A recent press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) stated that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility "implements a new holiday to accommodate the ... Muslim workers at the plant." The RWDSU stated that "the five-year contract creates an additional paid holiday, Iidal Fitil, a Muslim holiday that occurs toward the end of Ramadan." read full article at Times-Gazette
  • Will Huckabee's campaign encourage evangelicals to vote for a Democrat? (MUST READ)

    02/04/2008 9:06:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies · 300+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 4, 2008 | Brett Grainger
    By far, the most significant story of the 2008 Republican primaries has been the unlikely candidacy of Mike Huckabee and his_single-handed_resuscitation of Christian conservatives as a force to be reckoned with in the Republican_Party. Yet, regardless of how he fares on Super_Tuesday_and_beyond, Mr. Huckabee will perhaps be best remembered as the man who, however unintentionally, helped persuade evangelicals to vote a Democrat into the White House in 2008 – and possibly in future races, as well. Since the 1970s, conventional_wisdom has held that evangelicals are driven by a single-minded_concern with defending "moral values," while mainline Protestants focus on issues of...
  • Black Conservatives Rally to Urge Mike Huckabee to Stay in Presidential Race

    02/04/2008 12:43:51 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 47 replies · 658+ views
    A broad coalition of black conservatives from across the country are holding a press conference to urge former Governor Mike Huckabee to stay in the presidential race for the Republican nomination until the convention. "Governor Huckabee should not be intimidated to stop his bid for the Republican nomination," states Don Scoggins, veteran GOP activist and ... president of Republicans for Black Empowerment, a DC-based national grassroots organization. The concern of the group is the pressure that is mounting by Republican talking heads to push Governor Huckabee out of the race. The consensus is that Huckabee's campaign was deliberately sabotaged by...
  • Amnesty Will Cost US Taxpayers some $2.6 Trillion (What John McCain Supports)

    02/01/2008 1:35:06 PM PST · by Liz · 54 replies · 20,559+ views
    McCain's love of amnesty will be a key issue. He supported amnesty in 2003 by name, proposed it in 2006 and 2007 without calling it amnesty, and says that anyone who says that he ever supported amnesty is a liar. He has insulted Americans who advocate border security and has cursed at the thought of building a border fence. The presence of Juan Hernandez in the background of the McCain campaign tells us that John McCain is as weak on border security now as he ever was. Dr. Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen of the US and Mexico, and past...
  • The Real Huckabee

    01/29/2008 12:21:24 PM PST · by unspun · 16 replies · 361+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 1-27-2008 | Dennis O Dorrity Sr.
    I am disappointed in the tactics and statements of almost all the presidential candidates, both Democrats and Republicans. My grandmother used to say that you can tell just as big a lie with a half-truth and sometimes a bigger one. Take the half-truths said about Mike Huckabee and taxes. I lived in Arkansas when he was the governor. He did away with the marriage tax penalty and the capital gains tax on the sale homes. He doubled Arkansas' standard deduction and the child care tax credit. He slashed the capital gains tax for both individuals and businesses. In 2001, Mike...
  • Thompson takes aim at rivals

    01/16/2008 8:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies · 134+ views
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2008 | Peter Hamby
    ABBEVILLE, South Carolina (CNN) -– Fred Thompson continued his attacks on all three of his main Republican rivals in South Carolina Wednesday. The former Tennessee senator, running behind John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney in recent surveys in the state, has staked his candidacy on a strong showing in the GOP primary there this Saturday. Asked by a voter Wednesday how his record on "conservative Christian values" stacked up against those of Huckabee and John McCain, he immediately criticized the former Arkansas governor. "Just to cut through the baloney, it was me and not him who received the National...
  • Immigration drives Huckabee completely over the edge

    01/08/2008 3:59:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 126+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | January 8, 2008
    I remember the good ol’ days, sometimes called “2005,” when Mike Huckabee was fairly reasonable on immigration. He supported in-state college tuition for children of illegal immigrants and opposed an immigration raid of a poultry plant that led to the deportation of illegal immigrants. More recently, he endorsed Bush’s immigration policy, denounced in right-wing circles as “amnesty.” Huckabee insisted that he supports measures that “provide[s] a path for workers to become legal,” and denounced conservative critics of immigration reform, condemning them for being “driven by racism or nativism.” He even declined to have state police enforce immigration laws, despite the...
  • Eric Johnson is Fred Thompson's rainy-day friend

    12/09/2007 5:36:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 778+ views
    The Savannah Morning News ^ | December 9, 2007
    State Sen. Eric Johnson was among the first prominent Georgians to jump on the Fred Thompson for President bandwagon. The Savannah Republican helped persuade dozens of state lawmakers to endorse the former Tennessee senator earlier this year. But he remained relatively quiet after Thompson officially entered the GOP race this summer. Until last week, that is. That was when Thompson slipped to fifth place in one national poll after doing only a little better in other recent ones. Earlier, he'd led in one national poll and stayed near the front of the pack in others. Against that backdrop, Johnson weighed...
  • Club vs. Huck (Club For Growth goes after Mike Huckabee)

    11/08/2007 7:04:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 352+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2007 | Chris Cillizza
    The last month has been the best one of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He appears to be emerging as a viable conservative alternative -- rising in polls in Iowa and finally putting together a serious fundraising effort. There's just one problem with this rosy scenario. And, its name is the Club For Growth. The Club, a D.C. based organization that proudly touts both its fiscal conservatism and its willingness to dabble in contested Republican primaries, seems intent on not allowing Huckabee to coalesce the Republican conservative base behind his candidacy. From the start...
  • Suit focuses on Tyson relationship with advocacy group

    11/06/2007 8:20:56 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 53 replies · 3,011+ views
    AR Dem Gazette (leftist newspaper) ^ | 11/05/07 | MICHELLE BRADFORD
    The plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Tyson Foods Inc. of hiring illegal aliens to work at poultry plants are focusing on the meat producer’s relationship with the League of Latin American Citizens. The class-action suit in U. S. District Court in Eastern Tennessee claims Springdale-based Tyson Foods knowingly hired illegal aliens to work for wages below what American workers would take. It was filed in April 2002 on behalf of former Tyson workers in several states, not including Arkansas. Trial is set for March 3. The plaintiffs in Trollinger v. Tyson are chicken plant workers who said they were harmed...
  • Tyson will no longer sell fresh chicken raised with antibiotics

    06/20/2007 6:36:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies · 1,086+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2007 | LAUREN SHEPHERD
    Associated Press NEW YORK -- NEW YORK Tyson Foods will no longer use antibiotics to raise chicken that is sold fresh in stores and will launch a $70 million advertising campaign to tout the shift, the nation's largest meat producer said Tuesday. The company said fresh chicken raised without antibiotics was shipped to stores Monday and will be sold beginning later this week in packaging that emphasizes that there are no artificial ingredients. "We're providing mainstream consumers with products they want," Tyson Chief Executive Richard L. Bond said at a news conference. Consumers will have to pay slightly more for...
  • Tyson Foods and ConocoPhillips to Produce Diesel Fuel From Animal Fat

    04/17/2007 12:42:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 995+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 2007 | CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    HOUSTON, April 16 — Tyson Foods and ConocoPhillips have cooked up a new recipe for your pickup truck. The two companies announced Monday that they were forming an alliance to produce and market diesel fuel made from pork, poultry and beef fat. It was another sign that farmers and agribusinesses, which are now producing corn for ethanol, will be playing an increasingly large part in the country’s energy future. The new brew should be available at the neighborhood filling station by the end of the year. The companies said that the diesel, which will be shipped and distributed through existing...
  • Suit Over Illegals OK'd For Workers at Tyson Foods

    10/14/2006 5:16:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 48 replies · 998+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2006 | Steve Hirsch
    A federal judge has ruled that workers can file a class-action suit against Tyson Foods Inc. for depressing wages by hiring illegal aliens. Howard W. Foster, a Chicago lawyer for the Tyson employees, described the ruling in Winchester, Tenn., as a "very big step," allowing him to seek damages for thousands of workers at eight plants -- including one in Glen Allen, Va. -- instead of just the four original plaintiffs. The case, filed in 2002 under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), is one of a growing number across the nation challenging illegal aliens in the...
  • Hispanics head for higher ed

    09/01/2006 11:17:17 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 32 replies · 860+ views
    arksas times ^ | 8/24/2006 | Doug Smith
    Hispanics head for higher ed (Especially in Northwest Arkansas.) Gema Vargas, 20, will be a senior at UALR in the 2006-07 school year. She came to this country as a child. Her father, who had fled a war in Nicaragua, got a job in Arkansas, then brought his family up. Because they were considered war refugees, the Vargas family got the necessary papers to stay here comparatively easily, Vargas said. She said that a majority of Latino college-age students in the U.S. don’t have papers, which means they’re here illegally. Vargas speaks English fluently — although, she says, she sometimes...
  • Immigration Report, Animals sick of Mexico

    05/16/2006 8:51:14 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies · 486+ views
    The Mexican people aren't the only ones who realize that the "country" known as Mexico is no longer a civilized nation. Thousands of animals are leaving the 3rd world cesspool that should be an oil rich world superpower. El Cujo, a miniature Chihuahua who recently crossed the border complained about Mexico's poor health conditions. "I may eat crap, nibble my butt, and look like a rat with acromegaly, but I don't want to live in a country that has to send ambulances to another country for emergency healthcare. El Cujo also knows that US doctors don’t extort families of foreigners...
  • Tyson's Response to letter

    05/04/2006 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Penny · 40 replies · 1,720+ views
    Electronic | 5/4/06 | See end of post
    This e-mail from the Tyson folk arrived a short time ago, and I am posting it for those who have yet to hear from Tyson to see (and compare responses). I am not italicizing the letter for ease of reading.Thank you for your message. Contrary to what you may have heard, Tyson Foods has zero tolerance for employing people who are not authorized to work in the U.S. We use all available tools provided by the U.S. government to help verify the documents of the people we hire. Tyson voluntarily participates in the Department of Homeland Security's Basic Pilot program,...
  • Immigrants Walk Off Jobs in Boycott (My advice. Keep walking South. The border is that way.)

    05/01/2006 1:31:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,420+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/1/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of thousands of mostly Hispanic immigrants skipped work and took to the streets Monday, flexing their newfound political muscle in a nationwide boycott that succeeded in slowing or shutting many farms, factories, markets and restaurants. From Los Angeles to Chicago, New Orleans to Houston, the "Day Without Immigrants" attracted widespread participation despite divisions among activists over whether a boycott would send the right message to Washington lawmakers considering sweeping immigration reform. "I want my children to know their mother is not a criminal," said Benita Olmedo, a nanny who came here illegally in 1986 from Mexico...
  • May 1 closures: who to boycott? Rallies (Live thread)

    04/30/2006 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 1,385 replies · 35,974+ views
    This should be a list of who is planning to close their business on Monday, May 1 in response of the Great American Boycott. We should compile it and boycott them ourselves if possible! Remember to go shopping or work overtime on May 1!
  • Boycott Tyson products

    04/28/2006 1:52:22 PM PDT · by Die_Hard Conservative Lady · 165 replies · 3,677+ views ^ | 4/28/06 | Deborah
    This is my first vanity post, so be nice! I just heard on FoxNews that the meat packing company "Tyson" will be closing Monday to allow their employees so march in the protest on May 1st, whihc is this coming Monday. Are they an American company? They seem to forget they it's "Americans that purchase their product and keep them in business.... I also left them an email on thier website stating my feelings on them supporting this protest march... Okay, I feel better now..... Thank you! Pleasse also go to the Tyson website and leave them an email as...
  • Corporate support for ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

    04/28/2006 3:10:25 PM PDT · by Free_SJersey · 63 replies · 1,250+ views ^ | April 28, 2006
    Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat producer, says it will temporarily shut down nine of its beef and pork plants Monday because many of the workers plan to attend immigration rallies.
  • Arkansas Hispanic groups plan rallies, not boycott, for May 1

    04/27/2006 5:01:26 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 17 replies · 688+ views
    AP column emailed to me from Arkansas Update the email from Asa Hutchinson Campaign | 04/25/06 | DANIEL CONNOLLY
    Apr 25, 7:36 PM EDT Ark. Hispanic groups plan rallies, not boycott, for May 1 By DANIEL CONNOLLY Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Demonstrations in favor of giving illegal immigrants a chance at legal status are scheduled in De Queen, Little Rock and Springdale next Monday, three weeks after rallies in those cities attracted thousands of people. But some organizers in Arkansas say they won't support calls by national groups for immigrants to show their economic power Monday by not working or shopping. "We are not supporting or against that (boycott)," said Margarita Solorzano, one of the organizers...
  • Tyson stock falls as bird flu hits outlook (Illegals affected)

    04/20/2006 2:23:33 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 11 replies · 627+ views
    See B.S. MarketWatch ^ | 4/20/06 | AP
    Shares of Tyson Foods Inc., the nation's largest chicken and beef producer, fell Thursday after the company slashed its earnings outlook because bird flu fears are suppressing demand and prices for exported chicken. Tyson of Springdale, Ark., saw its stock retreat 2.6%, or 35 cents, to close at $12.92. The shares lost as much as 3.9% at one point in the session. After the markets closed Wednesday, the company forecast a second-quarter loss of 38 cents a share and set a fiscal 2006 range for a loss of 25 cents to earnings of 10 cents a share. Analysts polled by...
  • Poultry Worker Opens Fire at Ark. Plant (suspended Tyson Foods Inc. employee)

    04/20/2006 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,446+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/06 | AP
    PINE BLUFF, Ark. - A Tyson Foods Inc. employee who had just been suspended from his job returned to the poultry processing plant carrying two pistols and opened fire, wounding a co-worker before police shot the gunman, officials said. The victim was shot in the groin but listed in good condition at a hospital Thursday morning. The 24-year-old suspected gunman was in critical condition. Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson said the worker had been escorted out of the plant Wednesday evening but reappeared later that night with weapons. "While we're still gathering details, we can tell you plant supervisors began evacuating...
  • Tyson Foods Says Some Meat Plants To Be Closed Monday (For immigration rally)

    04/08/2006 10:43:59 AM PDT · by HEMICRASHBOX · 83 replies · 3,296+ views
    Cattle Network ^ | 4/8/2006 | None
    Tyson Foods Says Some Meat Plants To Be Closed Monday KANSAS CITY (Dow Jones)--Tyson Foods (TSN) said Friday some of its meat processing plants will be closed Monday due to a combination of factors including planned immigration rallies, which will affect some of the company's employees. Poor current market conditions was also cited for the one-day closure. Company spokesman Gary Mickelson in an e-mail reply said, "We at Tyson support comprehensive immigration reform and support our Team Members' right to express themselves on this important matter. We're telling them if they plan to take part in a rally Monday, and...
  • High Court to Hear Dispute on Worker Pay (9th Circuit Did it Again - Roberts' First Case)

    10/02/2005 9:30:28 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 56 replies · 1,011+ views
    High Court to Hear Dispute on Worker Pay First Arguments Before New Chief Justice Will Be About Wages; Social Issues Will Follow By JESS BRAVIN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL October 3, 2005 WASHINGTON -- The first test of Chief Justice John Roberts's legal philosophy won't come on social issues -- such as abortion, school prayer or gay marriage -- that dominate today's judicial politics. Instead, the case argued when the Supreme Court term begins today will test the new chief justice's leanings on a high-priority issue for business. The case is something of a throwback to the...
  • Huckabee promotes 'open door' policy at LULAC convention

    06/30/2005 5:32:09 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 19 replies · 1,320+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 6/30/2005 | Wesley Brown
    LITTLE ROCK - In an impassioned speech before hundreds of influential Hispanic civil rights leaders from across the nation, Gov. Mike Huckabee told a captive audience Wednesday that America is great because it has always opened its doors up to people seeking a better way of life."Do unto others as you would have others do unto you," Huckabee said, citing the Golden Rule. "I have tried to govern that way and it stands to reason that I really do believe that what made this great country so great and so unique is that it has always been a place for...
  • Holy Hillary: I Always Prayed

    01/21/2005 11:36:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 5,120+ views ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Borrowing a page from President Bush, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told a Boston audience this week that prayer has always played a meaningful role in her life - though accounts from her days as a student radical suggest that's probably not true. "I've always been a praying person," Clinton told a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. According to the Boston Globe, the newly religious former first lady "invoked God more than half a dozen times" as she urged society to accommodate religious people who "live out their faith in the...
  • Hillary's in

    01/16/2005 3:10:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 3,068+ views
    You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends tell us that the two are cheering Sis on and say she's making all the moves to get ready for the race--presuming she is re-elected by New Yorkers in 2006.
  • Hillary Blasts Bush 'Fear Factor'

    01/19/2005 4:19:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,574+ views ^ | 1/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is blasting him as the "fear factor" president who tries to sell his irresponsible agenda by scaring the voters. "The fear factor has become the overriding strategic approach that this administration uses," Clinton complained to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The likely 2008 presidential candidate told the paper that Bush has used scare tactics to rally public support on issues ranging from U.S. policy in Iraq to privatization of Social Security. On Iraq Clinton griped that Bush had even botched the election process, saying that regional balloting...
  • Hillary Clinton on Environment

    01/20/2005 10:38:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 2,016+ views ^ | 2000 | Issues2000
    Hillary Clinton on Environment Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation Q: Do you support conserving energy?A: I’ve spoken about an energy policy that would include conservation tax credits that the Republicans have blocked. The administration has put forth an energy policy that we couldn’t get through that Republican leadership that my opponent is part of. We need a new Congress. I was pleased when the president did release some oil from the reserve. So we have work to do and it needs to be led by Democrats who understand that we shouldn’t be beholden to big oil. Source:...

    01/18/2005 12:55:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,932+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/18/05 | VINCENT MORRIS
    WASHINGTON - Tomorrow night, with the nation's capital awash in inaugural events, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be delivering a high-profile speech in Boston about politics and youth. She is the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a group headed by outspoken Boston minister, Rev. Eugene Rivers. Aides to Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2008, said she agreed to give the speech a long time ago and said nothing should be read into the timing.