Archive | November 27, 2012

Trucker Who Made Wrong Turn Freed From Mexican Prison

Originally posted on 106.7 WTLC:

A Dallas truck driver is enjoying his first weekend of freedom in seven months after what his employer said was an “honest mistake” landed him in a Mexican prison.

Jabin Bogan was transporting a load of ammunition to a Phoenix gun shop in April when he said he made a wrong turn, causing him to cross the border into Mexico, where strict firearms laws are enforced.

“He told me he was coming from the warehouse, missed a turn, and was stuck one-way going south,” said Bogan’s manager at Demco Express, Denis Mekenye.  “At that point he asked a cop how to make a U-turn and was told to go three or four miles, but at that point was in Mexico.”

Bogan was arrested when he tried to re-enter the United States near El Paso, Texas, with 268,000 rounds of ammunition in his truck.

He was released on Friday after his…

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Obama & Daughters Shop at Mom & Pop Bookstore – Not Chain (Look!)

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:


On Saturday, President Obama took his daughters, Malia and Sasha, Chout for some early Christmas shopping at One More Books in Arlington, Virginia.

The other reason was to help promote an effort called “small business Saturday” which encourages shoppers to patronize mom-and-pop businesses after Thanksgiving instead of the large chains and box stores.

At the store, Obama held up his BlackBerry, apparently looking up a book title as he spoke with shop owner Eileen McGervey. He said “preparation” was the key to his shopping.

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While there, Mr. Obama brushed off a reporter’s question about the looming “fiscal cliff,” saying “we’re doing Christmas shopping.”

The White House says the president bought 15 children’s books that will be given as Christmas gifts to family members.

Check out phot0s of the prez and daughters at the book store:

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Obama’s ‘Runway To Win’ Fashion Line Rakes In Over $40 Million [VIDEO]

Originally posted on Old School 95.5:

President Barack ObamaConservatives mocked Vogue’s Ann Wintour and the campaign of President Barack Obama for a “ritzy” fashion initiative called ‘Runway To Win,” conceived by Wintour to raise money for the president’s re-election efforts.

Well, it appears as if the joke is on them.

According to campaign manager Jim Messina, the eclectic fashion palette raked in over $40 million dollars, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.

See RNC mocking the fashion initiative below:

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The original offerings included $40 set of nail polishes from Richard Blanch, a $75 Tory Burch tote bag and two $95 scarves from Monique Pean and Thakoon.

Fashion designers Tracey Reese, Marc Jacobs,  Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Tina Knowles, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Narcisco Rodriguez, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Derek Lam also designed collector’s items for the initiative.

Though the clothes and accessories can no longer be viewed at the, interested fashionistas can still catch a…

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