I SWEAR TO GOD THIS IS HOW THEY WERE DRESSED.
The right’s newest poster children, James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles, are getting a lot of publicity these days. A comment on this story says that O’Keefe was partly responsible for the Rutgers affirmative action bake sale – the one where cookies cost different amounts depending on your ethnicity. And Hannah Giles, well…she’s a young, conventionally attractive woman who’s embraced Republican ideology. It’s pretty easy to guess what the reaction might be in the right blogosphere.
But seriously, having seen the picture of how they were dressed, I can’t imagine how anyone ever took them seriously enough to not laugh them out of the office. What’s next – will ACORN be caught aiding an escaped fugitive? Offering advice to a serial killer? Or tax shelters to a giant rabbit? Until absolutely proven otherwise, I say that every ACORN employee including the ones in the “most damning” video were, at worst, trying not to upset the crazy people.
Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay
Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.
In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.
Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.
The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.
The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."
Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.
Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."