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Balderdash: Coeur’s Reason For Move

Pure unadulterated balderdash.  Pure B.S.  That’s the only way to describe the baloney Coeur—the Precious Metals Company is serving up as its excuse for relocating its corporate headquarters from Coeur d’Alene to Chicago later this year. It’s bad enough that most corporate Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) and Presidents are grossly overpaid by compliant boards, even when the CEO has failed miserably but is still given the proverbial golden parachute.  When boards though give way and acquiesce to pure CEO vanity, shareholders ought to sue. Make no mistake, folks, this move is an exercise in personal vanity by Coeur’s president and chief executive officer, Mitchell Krebs. He and his wife both hail from the Chicago area and want to get closer to home. So let’s just pick up the corporate headquarters and move, ma!/Chris Carlson, Carlson Chronicles. More here.


Luna Adds 2 Cents On Chicago Strike

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, an education adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says President Barack Obama's “refusal to speak out against the teachers strike in Chicago represents an abdication of leadership.” Luna's statement came in a news release issued by the Romney campaign in Boston late Monday. Obama's adopted home town is Chicago, where he met former Chicago school superintendent and now-U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Obama's former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is now Chicago's mayor and is pitted against teachers in the two-day-old strike. In past years, Luna credited Obama and Duncan for supporting linking student performance to teacher evaluation. That issue is a major point of contention in the strike/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP photo from first day of teachers' strike in Chicago)

Question: Wouldn't it be nice if the Superintendent Tom Luna stood up for the students of Idaho by supporting quality education rather than experimentation that drives off teachers?

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Target Stores Upset Nursing Moms

Nursing moms upset with breastfeeding preferences at Target stores staged a “nurse-in” Wednesday at locations in Chicago and across the country. Local moms say the demonstration is meant to raise awareness about controversies over nursing in public. This latest outcry, they say, stems from a recent incident in Texas. Michelle Hickman, a Houston mother of four, apparently was nursing in a remote area of a Target store when staffers told her to move into a fitting room. There were so many employees confronting her, she said, that it was time to speak up/Natalie Martinez, 5 NBC Chicago. More here. (AP file photo) H/T: Sisyphus

Question: Do you support this protest?

Court Boots Emanuel From Ballot

Former President Bill Clinton appears at a rally for Chicago mayoral candidate and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel last week in Chicago. Emanuel was trying to succeed the retiring Mayor Richard Daley. But a state appeals court ruled today that Emanuel can't run for mayor because he wasn't a resident of Chicago for a full year. The election is Feb. 22. Story here. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


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