Doesn’t he know that you can buy walleye at the grocery store?
Since he’s in town, maybe he can take a look at my computer.
MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead is stepping up security as fallout builds two months after a controversial guest speaker visited campus in February.
President Edna Szymanski said the university has lost a “significant amount” of donor money since William Ayers was there for a Feb. 26 speech and three days of meetings with faculty and students on how to incorporate social justice issues into curricula.
But she said the tone of recent feedback turned from alumni threats of cutting off funding to “institutional and personal threats” after conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh mentioned the visit last week while discussing how Ayers “got his start” in the same way as the Boston Marathon bombers.
“We are working with our security forces and they are working with the police department about making sure that we step up our safety practices on campus in light of the threats we have been receiving,” Szymanski said. “There is definitely significantly enhanced security on campus right this minute.”
Let the mindless hysteria commence at once!
A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks to gun shows and Internet sales fails in the Senate in a 54-46 vote, in major setback for gun control push.
Why is the free lunch bunch picking on poor “Hidey?”
Shortly after the vote, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced it would launch an ad campaign targeting Democratic senators who voted against the bill. Those included Mark Pryor, D-Ariz., Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Max Baucus, D-Mont. and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
Is that more than his secretary pays?
The President released his 2012 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $608,611. The Obamas paid $112,214 in total tax.
The President and First Lady also reported donating $150,034 – or about 24.6 percent of their adjusted gross income – to 33 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was $103,871 to the Fisher House Foundation.
The President’s effective federal income tax rate is 18.4 percent. The President believes we must reform our tax system which is why he has proposed policies like the Buffett Rule that would ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share while protecting families making under $250,000 from seeing their taxes go up. Under the President’s own tax proposals, including limitations on the value of tax preferences for high-income households, he would pay more in taxes while ensuring we cut taxes for the middle class and those trying to get in it.
The President and First Lady also released their Illinois income tax return and reported paying $29,450 in state income tax.
What have they gained; what did they prove?
Published April 13, 2013, 07:15 PM
Locked-out American Crystal workers vote to approve contractLocked-out American Crystal workers have voted to approve the contract proposed by management, the Bakery Workers union said today.The contract passed with 55 percent of the vote. Workers have voted four other times to reject the contract, each time by narrower and narrower margins.They have been locked out since Aug. 1, 2011, the day after the first vote. About 1,300 workers were affected initially, but management says that about half have since retired or found other work.Crystal, based in Moorhead, has processing plants in East Grand Forks, Crookston, Moorhead, Hillsboro, N.D., and Drayton, N.D., and packing and transporation sites in Chaska, Minn., and Mason City, Ia.