Daily Archives: April 18, 2011
U2 Ft. Jay-Z – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” [Live Remix], posted with vodpod
http://TheSmokersClub.com 1st off sxsw fuckin sucks, its a bunch of corporate people taking advantage of every act & pocketing all sponsorship money we will never do another official showcase again, anyway as always we still had a great time. The Pricks found a groupie & tatted her ass with their logo in their hotel room. We also had The whole Smokers Club in the house for our show & instore with Diamond Supply Co, Check out everyone discussing their characters on the T-shirt. There is some footage of Dom kennedy, Schoolboy Q & The Pricks performing @ our Smokers Club event.
In March, Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) pushed his idea to amend the Constitution to guarantee an iPad, Kindle or Nook for every school child in the United States. In the intervening month, something must have happened to change Rep. Jackson’s mind about Apple’s tablet device.
According to a report from Real Clear Politics, Representative Jackson is now blaming the tablet device for “eliminating thousands of American jobs.” He pins the closing of Borders and a decline in book sales at Barnes & Noble on the iPad and similar tablet devices. On the House floor on Friday, in remarks about the seeming inability of the current Congress to focus on America’s unemployment problem, the congressman stated the following:
“A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, that at some point in time this new device, which is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs. Now Borders is closing stores because, why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Buy an iPad and download your newspaper, download your book, download your magazine.”
As he continued his remarks, he noted (correctly) that the iPad is manufactured in China, not in the US.
What say you American people, do you think the iPad is killing jobs in the US, or is the honorable gentleman off track?
employee, claiming sexual harassment by a BET cameraman.
Dorman claims that during an editing season in February 2009, Clarke repeatedly replayed video footage of Dorman’s rear-end.
She was bothered by Clarke’s actions, and when Dorman asked why he was doing so, the complaint states, “Clarke grabbed and repeatedly rubbed his crotch, began to moan, and said it was because he loved her butt, that she was sexy and that she did not know what he was going to do to her.”
Ms. Dorman notify her supervisor, and was told she would never work with Clarke again. However, Clarke was assigned to work with Dorman for a segment with Nicki Minaj in November 2010.
Dorman later complained to Human Resources about the incident, and also revealed news that she was pregnant.
She claims following an investigation of the Clarke matter, the then five-month pregnant Dorman was fired by BET, which she claims the company told her they were “going in a different direction.”
Dorman is seeking monetary damages, unlawful termination, discriminatory practices, and lawyer fees, claiming her firing was “both retaliatory and based on her gender, including her pregnancy.”