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Why I Love George W. Bush!

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This is why I love George W. Bush! He’s my favorite! Who would pose with this Easter Rabbit?! For reals!

Wonkette

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March 25, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Jenna Bush is Fierce

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Jenna Bush read to some hormonally challenged adults on Easter. She began to emulate our favorite girl Victoria Beckham – not that other fierce girl, Christian Soriano. She’s not fierce at all. She’s as fierce as an onion bagel with cream cheese.

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Etymology and definition are kissing cousins

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John McCain’s speech writers interweave self-defeating rhetorical reference

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March 10, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Waterboarding: How to Motivate Your Employees

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Salt Lake Tribune. It must be the mormons or John McCain.

A supervisor at a motivational coaching business in Provo is accused of waterboarding an employee in front of his sales team to demonstrate that they should work as hard on sales as the employee had worked to breathe.

In a lawsuit filed last month, former Prosper, Inc. salesman Chad Hudgens alleges his managers also allowed the supervisor to draw mustaches on employees’ faces, take away their chairs and beat on their desks with a wooden paddle “because it resulted in increased revenues for the company.

The suit claims that Hudgens’ team leader, Joshua Christopherson, asked for volunteers in May for “a new motivational exercise,” which he did not describe. Hudgens, who was 26 at the time, volunteered in order to “prove his loyalty and determination,” the suit claims. Christopherson led the sales team to the top of a hill near the office and told Hudgens to lie down with his head downhill, the suit claims. Christopherson then told the rest of the team to hold Hudgens by the arms and legs. Christopherson poured water from a gallon jug over Hudgens’ mouth and nostrils – like the interrogation strategy known as “waterboarding” – and told the team members to hold Hudgens down as he struggled, the suit alleges. “At the conclusion of his abusive demonstration, Christopherson told the team that he wanted them to work as hard on making sales as Chad had worked to breathe while he was being waterboarded,” the suit alleges. Hudgens left Prosper because of sleeplessness, anxiety and depression he experienced after the waterboarding, the suit claims. He required psychological counseling for emotional trauma, the suit claims.

The suit accuses Christopherson and Prosper of assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and wrongful termination. It also accuses Christopherson of interfering with Hudgens employment relationship with Prosper.

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February 29, 2008 at 11:57 pm

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