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UPDATE II: WSJ “corrects” article to say September 3rd event “on hold” not canceled.
UPDATE III: Sarah Palin to jet off to New Hampshire Tea Party event on Monday.
It may be prudent at this time to wait for the ‘Cuda to make an official statement regarding her itinerary rather than chasing all of these “sources.”
Ken Crow, the founder of the Tea Party of America, told ABC News this morning that he “hung up with [Palin's] people five minutes ago” and “she’ll be here on Saturday.”
“Gov. Palin is a lady of her word and impeccably honest,” he added. He admitted that the organization’s encountered “a couple of errors” in planning the Sept. 3 rally.
“I’m naive when it comes to politics and what you are supposed to say to and not say and my crew and I are rookies at this sort of thing,” he said. “We made mistakes and now we are fixing them. It’s all good.”
This is part of the charm of the TEA party movement. The organizers of such events are not professional politicians nor particularly media savvy individuals. They are regular folks trying to do something bigger than they have ever done before. Then they meet the media juggernaut with its voracious appetite for immediate information. It would seem that the WSJ, citing “sources close to Palin”, fired the first shot in this clusterfark. It does prove that Sarah Palin is living in the head of most of the media rent-free and will continue to do so. The phrase “sources close to Palin” must mean by proximity not necessarily anyone with actual inside knowledge. As I said above, its best to wait for confirmation from the actual source not just someone near the source.
The LA Times says she was uninvited after the organizers of the event received comments from potential attendees questioning her inclusion. Now she she says via twitter that she has re-accepted the re-invitation.
…two highly relevant statistics emerge:
1. Men are more likely to hold full-time jobs –According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 60 million men were employed full-time in 2007, compared to about 42 million women. Men were thus 42% more likely than women to be working full-time.
2. Men work more hours –”Full-time” is defined as working 35 hours per week or more. The BLS reports that among the 21.8 million people working more than 40 hours per week, 15.3 million are men (70%) and 6.5 million are women (30%). So the feminist assertion that women are paid 75 cents on the do
This one’s truly, uh … rich: Billionaire Warren Buffett says folks like him should have to pay more taxes –but it turns out his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, hasn’t paid what it’s already owed for years.
That’s right: As Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson notes, the company openly admits that it owes back taxes since as long ago as 2002. “We anticipate that we will resolve all adjustments proposed by the US Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for the 2002 through 2004 tax years … within the next 12 months,” the firm’s annual report says. It also cites outstanding tax issues for 2005 through 2009.
Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson’s chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company’s manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. “The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier,” he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle.
Press Release from Gibson: The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.
On August 24, 2011, around 8:45 a.m. CDT, agents for the federal government executed four search warrants on Gibson’s facilities in Nashville and Memphis and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. Gibson had to cease its manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day, while armed agents executed the search warrants. Gibson has fully cooperated with the execution of the search warrants.
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“Why would the government use armed agents to attack one of the few major manufacturers of anything remaining in the United States?” It’s like they don’t want to see the economy recover or something. UPDATE: What a coincidence! CEO of Gibson Guitar a Republican Donor. And their Democratic-donating competitor, Martin, uses the same wood but wasn’t raided. Well, when you’ve got a President who jokes about tax audits as revenge for a personal slight, it’s hard not to be suspicious, isn’t it?
Contessa Brewer, who has been a fixture on MSNBC since 2003, will no longer be an anchor on the network, TVNewser has learned.
For the last year-and-a-half Brewer has anchored the NoonET hour on MSNBC as well as hosting the weekend documentary series “Caught on Camera.” Her final daily newscast is tomorrow but she will continue to host “Caught” and work on other projects for NBC News and MSNBC.
Ace pulls no punches and describes her thusly:
She is one of the dumbest, most blatantly biased gutterscrunts on MSNBC; she’s basically Ed Schultz with a smaller rack.
Stacy McCain points out that:
…Contessa’s just gotten the boot from the world’s least-watched cable news network.
Why so much “love” for a talking head on America’s least watched cable news network. Aside from the fact that she had a name more suited for a G.I. Joe villian than a TV personality, she earned much of her scorn from those on the right.
In honor of the end of an era we present some of her greatest misses.
Yes, Ma’am. Highest honors.
I know who you are.
Too bad that Muslim terrorist wasn’t a white Republican.
I’m the Interviewer.
Dishonest and Irresponsible.
Why was Palin offended by being called a slut.
The Other McCain reports on a brewing rift betwen Jamie Radtke, the Tea Party candidate in next year’s Republican primary to replace retiring one-term Democrat Sen. Jim Webb, and RedState founder, Erick Erickson.
Ben Smith at Politico today reports that Erick Erickson of Red State backed off his early endorsement of Jamie Radtke — a Tea Party-backed candidate in the Republican primary for next year’s Senate race in Virginia — because of what Erickson called “the long term relationship” between former Sen. George Allen and Red State’s corporate owner, Eagle Publishing.
Is this the same photo? If so, why? The left photo is Radtke’s Twitter Profile. The right is available various locations via google image search.