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  • Goldberg: Courting Joe the Puppeteer

    Goldberg: Courting Joe the Puppeteer
    Earlier this month, the left-wing magazine the Nation highlighted Joe Therrien as a symbol of the Occupy Wall Street movement. A New York City public school drama teacher, Therrien was frustrated with the shortcomings of the school system. So he quit his job and "set off to the University of Connecticut to get an MFA in his passion — puppetry." Three years and $35,000 in student loan debt later, Therrien returned home, only to find he couldn't land a full-time job. Apparently, a master's in puppetry doesn't provide the competitive edge in the marketplace he'd hoped for.
  • Say it ain't so, Joe -- that you oppose free trade

     
    Joe the Plumber -- a.k.a. Samuel Wurzelbacher -- is running for Congress from Ohio. His platform seems to be in tune with the Republican Party -- with one exception. Joe the Plumber opposes free-trade agreements.

    Does Joe the Congressman sound better than Joe the Plumber?

     
    Joe the Plumber in 2008. Now, Joe the Congressman could be his next step in 2010.

    Missouri voters have their say on the state's controversial puppy-mill proposition

     
    As voters across the country go to the polls, many animal lovers are watching one state in particular: Missouri, where debate has been raging for months over a proposition that would impose new regulations on large-scale dog breeding operations....

    Tea Partiers barking mad over puppy-mill humane measure in Missouri

     
    The state of Missouri is known throughout the humane community as "puppy mill central," a state which by some reckonings is home to nearly a third of the nation's wretched breeding factories that churn out litter after litter of puppies...