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McDonalds To Hire 50,000 April 19

McDonald's said Monday that it is planning a one-day hiring spree of 50,000 new workers on April 19 for its U.S. restaurants. McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500) said that these new “Mcjobs” will include crew and management positions, part-time and full-time. McDonald's, which has 14,000 restaurants in the United States, said the hires will occur nationwide. “We're excited to offer 50,000 new jobs, all across America, all in one day,” said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's U.S.A./ More here.

Question: Would you work for McDonalds Hamburgers, if you could find no other employment?

AARP Survey: 50+ Crowd Voting Mad

The only weather forecast that may matter this Election Day is the dark cloud hanging over the most powerful vote in Idaho, voters age 50 and older, as they head to the polls.  According to a new election survey conducted by AARP Idaho over the last 24 hours and released this morning, while 95% of its members say they’ll vote, they also say the candidates aren’t talking about the issues that matter to them. Most identify themselves as Independent voters with moderate political views who aren’t happy about where Idaho and the Country are heading/PR Newswire. More here.

Question: Does it bug you that we old farts may control the outcome of the Idaho elections?

Mary: Suit V. Kennedy ‘Not Personal’

In responding to another commenter at Coeur d’Alene Press online re: “Kennedy’s legal fees soar to $50,000,” Mary Souza of said that targetting Kennedy as a defendant wasn’t “optional” or “personal.” Writes Mary: “Mike Kennedy was only named in the lawsuit because the Idaho Election law REQUIRES (her shouting capitals not mine) that the incumbent be named.” She set up that comment by pointing out that Brannon has no money and that he was fired from his position as local director of Habitat for Humanity “less than an hour before the televised candidate forum where he was to debate Mr. Kennedy.” She said the firing looked “even more political when Habitat then received a grant from the city a short time later.” (See 2:55 comment here)

Question: Would you take it as “personal” if someone brought a frivolous suit against you that cost you $50,000?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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