February 20, 2013

Absolutely Petty: AP’s Juliet Williams Goes After ‘Failed’ Rick Perry For Visiting Calif. to Lure Businesses to Texas

This goes back about ten days, and I originally missed it. Fortunately, though, an Investor’s Business Daily editorial got around to mentioning Rick Perry’s visit to California last week in an effort to lure businesses to the more commerce-friendly environs of Texas.

Associated Press report Juliet Williams and her story’s headline writer were not amused by Perry’s aggressiveness. Williams seemed to be bucking to have her picture placed next to the words “petty” and “vindictive” in the dictionary. Several paragraph from her February 11 coverage of Perry’s visit to the formerly Golden State follow the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):
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Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (022013)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: US couple’s elopement results in 80 years of marriage

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:01 am

From Hartford, Connecticut:

Feb 16, 2013 / 06:02 am

John and Ann Betar, a Fairfield, Conn. couple who eloped to escape an arranged marriage 80 years ago, have been honored as the longest-married couple in the U.S. by an organization dedicated to strengthening marriage.

“John and Ann really exemplify people who are committed to a long-term marriage,” Dick Baumbach, a coordinator of Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s Lifelong Marriage Project, told CNA Feb. 15.

“They didn’t really see their achievement as that much, except as two people who have been very much in love and have been for a few years.”

“Long marriages can exist in this country,” Baumbach said.
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