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Famous Purse Nets $13,100 for Charity

Posted: December 23, 2010 in News

In this image taken from video released by WJHG-TV on Dec. 15, 2010, Ginger Littleton, right, sneaks up behind Clay Duke before hitting him with her purse, while he holds Bay City school board members hostage in Panama City, Fla. The purse that Littleton used in the incident has sold for more than $13,000 in an online auction. The company that manufactures the purse has said it will match the bid bringing the total to $26,200.

President Obama signed a landmark piece of legislation today repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell.” While many people have championed this bill for years now, it’s finally come to fruition. Against the likes of John McCain and a few other Republican Senators, gays and lesbians can now openly serve in our armed forces.

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I love me some New York, but the Big Apple has been off the charts lately. First, there’s a serial killer peppering the beaches of Long Island with dead prostitutes, and now there’s a meteorologist giving fake rape statements. ┬áMan, sometimes I’m glad I live in the Midwest.

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It really should be no surprise. While swarms of 401k’s were sinking faster than the Titanic, Wall Street was greasing congress to give them the biggest bailout in American history. What were we promised? That big banks would start lending that money to small businesses in an effort to get the economy back on track. What has happened thus far? Well, last year Wall Street paid out $20.3 billion dollars in bonuses while 10 percent of the country was unemployed.

So how does trickle-down economics work? I’m no economist, but it doesn’t take a professor to figure out that the last ten years of this failed policy has created little, if any jobs. Do you think that companies hire workers because they have extra money in their coffers? Absolutely not, and it’s our duty as citizens to hold our government to a higher standard in terms of job creation. It’s our duty to put the screws to congress who will in turn put the screws to big business.

A firm manager making $100 million next year will be keeping a cool $60 million of his money while you and I can’t keep gas in our cars. ┬áHere, have some jokes.

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