January 25, 2006
Seen By Dozens
With God On Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Are Controlling The Bush White House--And Interfering With Americans’ Lives
January 18, 2006
The Rest Of The Story
Velasquez, who landed on a recent "who's who" list of Chicago food industry leaders and is described as being "known widely in Chicago for his philanthropy", has had problems in recent years with extending his high-profile generosity to his employees. In 2002 Azteca workers, sick of their useless company union and pissed as hell about a proposed 700 percent increase in their health care costs coupled with an insulting 10 cent per hour raise over three years, voted to join Local 1159 of the United Electrical Workers, went out on strike and organized a boycott campaign. The company naturally "engaged in acts of surveillance, threatened to permanently replace the workers, ignores OSHA regulations and refuses bilingual translations", with Velasquez (the darling of last night's broadcast) being quoted as saying, "I'm dealing with people who are trying to destroy me and my company.....my patience has run out".
Poor bastard, he must have been under such stress with those greedy Mexicans (mostly women) walking off the job, thinking that they're worth more than a dime to slave away making his tortillas all day. Where the fuck do those uppity twats get off, anyway?
Unfortunately, I'm having difficulty finding out what the outcome of all this was, if any. All of the articles that come up are from no later than 2003. Maybe the research team at Bughouse Square has an inside track. We all need to know if the evil union ever got to see more than two nickels squeeze out of old Art's tight ass.
January 05, 2006
Hypocrite Of The Year Contest Underway
Upon his release on bail yesterday afternoon he stated, "I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police."
As if that wasn't a lame enough excuse (there is no mention of a special ministry to law enforcement on the church's website), what the news reports left out is that the Habana Inn, where it seems the Rev. Latham had already booked a room, is no ordinary hotel--it bills itself on a website as "The Southwest's Largest Gay Resort Hotel" that is "located in the heart of Oklahoma City's gay district". Now, I don't want to make any assumptions, but it looks like Latham had his own little gay district (or wanted to) right in the offices of the South Tulsa Baptist Church with:
Minister of Music Philip Stephens,
Minister of Administration Russell Slack,
and (come on now, we're not stupid here) Minister to Students and their Families Danny Stockstill.
What a fucking moron--jesus dropped three "hotties" right into his lap, and because it still wasn't good enough for him, he had to drive all that way only to get busted. I wonder if I can get his almost-new impounded Mercedes cheap at an auction?
January 02, 2006
drink more Two Hearted Ale,
and get my ass to church!
We'll see if I can keep that pace up for even a month.....
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