Anti-Clinton library group calling it quits
(AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --- A group that had hoped to build two museums to rebut the displays at the Clinton Presidential Library is folding.
"I'm giving up," said Houton businessman Richard Erickson, who established nonprofit CounterLibe Inc. last year to fund construction of a Counter Clinton Library in Little Rock and another one in Washington.
Erickson said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that he had been naive about fund-raising procedures. He said the project's Web site also would be shut down soon.
In a separate e-mail Wednesday, Erickson informed one of his key supporters, former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr. R-GA, that he couldn't raise enough money to continue.
"Nearly every dime raised has gone to professional fund-raisers and lawyers," he said.
Erickson partnered with former U.S. Rep. John LeBoutillier of New York to start planning the response library idea three years ago.
Skip Rutherford, president of the foundation that built the $165 million presidential library in Little Roc, said he was "not surprised" by Erickson's announcement but declined to comment further.
(1. Who said that the AP doesn't have a sense of humor? 2. Show of hands, please --- anybody see a HUUUUUUUUGE tax write-off in the making?)
PETA campaign spurs racism charges
BY DIONNE WALKER (AP)
RICHMOND, VA. --- People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals is reconsidering a campaign linking images of animal abuse with those of slavery after complaints from civil rights groups and others.
The animal rights' group's "Animal Liberation" campaign included 12 panels juxtaposing pictures of black people in chains with shackled elephants and other provocative images...
(Y'all already know what I think of those useless-ass media whores at PETA... I'll listen to something that THEY have to say, as soon as I see one of them breaking a sweat at an animal shelter. Kinda ironic that they compare abused animals to ENSLAVED HUMANS, though... You'd think that even THESE bimbos would see the fucked-upedness of such a strategy...)
AND FROM THE HOME FRONT, SO TO SPEAK...
East Feliciana hires female heavy equipment operator
(Not a news flash anywhere but Louisiana...)
BY MARILYN GOFF
Special to The Advocate (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, not the magazine, obviously)
The East Feliciana Police Jury broke new ground Tuesday night by hiring a woman for the first time to operate heavy equipment on parish roads and bridges.
Juror Dwight Hill said Dorothy Dolores Johnson, 33, meets all the qualifications of the job and possesses a commercial drivers' license as well...
...According to Johnson's resume', she can operate a bulldozer, backhoe, bushwhacker, dump truck, bucket truck, spray rig, limb saw and steel and wheel roller. It says she is also a cutter, welder, and has farming experience.
(While it seems surreal that this is a NEWS ITEM, seeing as how it's a big FIRST and all... I just wanna give Dorothy a great big ATTAGIRL!!!)