... candidate Herman Cain's staff and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus's staff were also present...
...TheTeaParty.Net is leading a coalition of groups on the issue. It supports immigration reform but has not endorsed the Gang of Eight bill. Instead, it has drafted a document called "Secure America Now," which includes seven principles crucial for members of the tea party on immigration,...
... Langone (the host). Co-founder of Home Depot (see the link)
* Rupert Murdoch and top advisor Joel Klein (Murdoch supports comprehensive immigration reform and - purely as a coincidence - is starting a Latino-focused TV channel)
* Univision CEO Randy Falco
* Lloyd Blankfein, CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs (see immigration banks for general background)
* Bill Rudin, "real estate scion"
... is Kenneth Langone, founder of Home Depot. Obviously, that company's stores might not be as attractive to homeowners without a ready supply of day laborers, about three-quarters of which are illegal aliens.
Other backers include (link):
...Paul E. Singer, the publicity-shy hedge fund magnate and Republican activist who is among the most-sought-after Republican donors in the country... Charles R...
... firm; and Kenneth Langone of Home Depot... The group also included longtime Republican donors and officials, including Foster Friess, Fred Malek and former Attorney General Edwin Meese III... Participants listened to presentations from the (US Chamber of Commerce), as well as people who played leading roles in John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008, like Nancy Pfotenhauer and Annie...
The New York Times offers the editorial "Helping Workers in Hard Times" (link) in which they explicitly support stimulus plan jobs going to illegal aliens. Andrew Rosenthal heads the NYT editorial board; whether he wrote it or not, he's ultimately responsible so please send him a polite response: editorial *at* nytimes.com.
... group of major businesses such as Home Depot:
Among other things, [the warning] expressed frustration over "serious roadblocks" that have hampered efforts to make borders within North America more efficient and secure... "Our most critical request to the leaders is for them to ensure that the SPP remains a dynamic and effective path forward for trilateral and bilateral co-operation," says the...
Who could be opposed to a fine, upstanding site like StopRacismCA.com?
Thank you for visiting StopRacismCA.com. We are a state-wide organization that is looking to stop all forms of hate and racism. We are confronted daily with politicians, policies and individuals who are trying to take our state backwards not forward. It is our mission to promote peaceful solutions to stopping racist actions...
The L.A. Times reports in "Day Laborers, Cities Seek a Way That Will Work":
...Cities throughout California and around the nation are struggling to cope with the sheer numbers of day laborers, or jornaleros. Critics say the sites not only encourage people to come to the U.S. illegally, but also create traffic jams and are eyesores.
... and they aren't going to take Home Depot pushing them around anymore. As previously discussed, HD wants to build a store at the old KMart building at San Fernando and Fletcher. Since they already have another HD two miles down S.F.
Patrick Osio, editor of HispanicVista .com, offers a smearfest editorial entitled "Why assume day laborers illegal?" (It's available at his site under the title "Brown day workers, White street corner beggars and Racists". However, for some reason, the title tag is "The US, Canada and Mexico must form a North American Security Force".
... Village. They're complaining about Home Depot's plans to build yet another store along San Fernando Road. This one would take the place of the old KMart building at Fletcher. Home Depot already has another store at the S.F. Road/Figueroa junction in Cypress Park, and they also have one further north in Glendale near S.F.
... alien day laborers in front of a Home Depot in Alhambra, CA. It was counter-protested, but apparently peacefully. The AP reports:
Home Depot said in a statement it does not support illegal immigration but can't stop workers from standing near its stores.
I'll avoid making a joke at this point in time, instead I'll point out this rather interesting fact:
Home Depot is paying a lobbyist $10,000 a...
Ridge to join Home Depot board:
..."We are honored to have [Ridge] join our board, where we expect that his unique global experience and perspective will make a profound contribution to our company and our shareholders," said Home Depot Chief Executive Bob Nardelli...
As covered here in the past (1 2
... Alfred Aboulsaad. It concerns Home Depot's plans to build a store in Burbank. They'd construct a day laborer center on-site, and pay the city of Burbank $94,000 a year to run it.
Note that this appeared in the Burbank Leader, which appears to be owned by the Times. Thus, it's a two-level proxy.
My first idea was to find out whether Mr.