Thursday, January 17, 2013
Not My Father's Notre Dame Football - Imaginary Girlfriends - Imaginary Rapes - Imaginary Safe Working Conditions - Manti Teo - Lizzy Seeberg - Declan Sullivan - Jack Swarbrick
"But what unsettles me about Groves’ argument is that he eventually makes the claim that Notre Dame is “one of America’s best examples of winning ‘the right way.’” Even worse, he suggests that the team’s haters must acknowledge as much, forced to swallow what is nothing less than irrefutable fact. It’s a popular claim and one that alludes not only to Notre Dame’s supremacy on the field, so far undisputed this year, but to its infallibility on some sort of moral scale."
"That idea, the so-called “right way,” irks me like few others. I’m honestly surprised that we have yet to retire the lazy and often dangerous phrase from the sports lexicon. To understand why, one needs only to think back on the figures who were famously thought to do things “the right way” until quite recently: , Joe Paterno.",
Susan LaPierre, Wayne’s Trophy Wife, Markets NRA Branding Products - Toasters that make NRA Toast – Cronies on NRA Payroll?
Besides selling NRA toasters to the peasants in the NRA ranks, Susan also shills for NRA philanthropic projects, big bucks, (big personal bonuses Susan?), with Elitist Ticket prices $200 - $2,000 a seat at a NRA little woman’s “Leadership” luncheon in Houston Texas in May 2013.
Like other organizations, the NRA has also tried to derive extra income from its members by selling corporations access to them. Affinity partnerships with various companies “have paid the NRA tens of millions of dollars in royalties,” the association said in a 2003 court filing. NRA Treasurer Wilson Phillips and the spouses of two other NRA officials had financial ties to a for-profit company that marketed access to NRA members in 2001, court filings show.
Phillips was chief financial officer at Memberdrive.com Inc., records show. LaPierre’s wife, Susan LaPierre, and Holly Marcario, the wife of NRA membership director Robert Marcario, worked there too, according to the documents. The company made a deal with the tax firm H&R Block that paid Memberdrive a commission for new clients generated from the NRA’s members. Memberdrive was to pay 70 percent of that commission to the NRA itself, records show.
After protests from gun-control advocates led H&R Block to cancel the partnership, Memberdrive in June 2002 sued HRB Management Inc., a subsidiary.
Phillips held stock in the startup, according to charitable-registration documents Memberdrive filed with the state of Washington in 2002.
The company named Susan LaPierre one of its three highest-paid employees in a 2001 registration form filed with the same office. Memberdrive was sold for an undisclosed sum about a year after its lawsuit was dismissed in October 2003.