Daily Archives: March 23, 2011
Just received this in an e-mail from the Daily Kos (to be honest, it was a fundraising letter):
Wisconsin Republicans say the state is too broke to pay for teachers, but they just gave the 26-year-old mistress of a union-busting Republican Senator a state job with a fat raise. It’s a classic Republican scandal filled with hypocrisy, cronyism, and their special version of “family values.”
Here’s the story. Last year, Wisconsin Republican state Senator Randy Hopper left his wife to live with a young Republican political operative. Last month, as Governor Scott Walker unveiled legislation calling for deep cuts in state workers’ salaries and collective bargaining rights, Hopper’s mistress was hired by the state on the advice of Scott Walker’s cabinet as a “communications liaison.” Further, her salary is 35% higher than her predecessor’s.
Randy Hopper is now facing recall.
What is it about Republicans that, no matter what kind of principled stance they claim to be making, they always undermine it with something like this? And they all work together doing it, so you can’t say it isn’t planned. That also means they lie during campaigns and, once they have the majorities they engineer, they go ahead and do what they intended to do… in this case bust unions, get rid of teachers and reward their own.
- Governor Walker’s Admin Gave Married Senator Hopper’s Girlfriend Job With Big Raise, Former Job: Persuasion Partners (unaskedadvice.wordpress.com)
- Wisconsin Republican hypocrisy deepens on 35% raise for Randy Hopper’s mistress (dailykos.com)
- Girlfriend of Wisconsin Republican state Senator gets state job, 36% raise (dailykos.com)
- Song About Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- Young Lobbyists in Love: The Randy Hopper Story (theawl.com)
- WI State Sen. ‘Randy Hopper Knows How To Create Jobs.’ Yep, For His Young Lobbyist Mistress! (crooksandliars.com)
- Girlfriend of Wisconsin Republican state Senator gets state job, 36% raise (alternet.org)
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor has died in Los Angeles of heart complications. Born in Hampstead, a wealthy district of North West London, the second child of Francis Lenn Taylor (1897–1968) and Sara Viola Warmbrodt (1895–1994), who were Americans residing in England.
Her parents were originally from Arkansas City, Kansas. Her father was an art dealer and her mother a former actress whose stage name was ‘Sara Sothern’. Sothern retired from the stage when she and Francis Taylor married in 1926 in New York City.
Taylor was famous for her films (many, such as National Velvet, Cleopatra, A Place In The Sun and others), for eight marriages (two to Richard Burton) and for her campaigning against HIV and AIDS.
She won her 2 Best Actress Academy Awards for Butterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
In her long career from child actress to Hollywood Icon, Taylor passed away at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in LA.
- Elizabeth Taylor remains hospitalized (ctv.ca)
- Dame Elizabeth Taylor: Survivor (jungleredmagazine.wordpress.com)
- Elizabeth Taylor still hospitalized in Los Angeles (pbpulse.com)
- Elizabeth Taylor Admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center for Congestive Heart Failure (brainz.org)