coaster drafts: Focus on the Family
NOTE: annotation on this coaster is still in progress. I’ll be finishing is shortly.
AIDS Demo Graphics, Douglas Crimp and Adam Ralston, Bay Press (WA), 1990.
Grand Rapids Press 5.19.09
I have been hung in effigy by the gay community for a long time, from when I was on President Reagan’s first AIDS commission.
Grand Rapids Press 10.27.09
Holland resident Elsa Prince Broekhuizen has pumped $450,000 into a Nov. 4 California ballot issue to ban gay marriage. It is one of the largest private donations to that cause.
In 2004, Broekhuizen was the top West Michigan contributor to Michigan’s anti-gay marriage amendment, adding $75,000 to the cause.
Time Magazine 3.15.07
Erik Prince, 37, Blackwater’s ambitious founder and sole owner
Since June 2004, Blackwater has been paid more than $320 million out of a $1 billion, five-year State Department budget for the Worldwide Personal Protective Service, which protects U.S. officials and some foreign officials in conflict zones.
National Public Radio 9.28.07
Blackwater landed a $73 million contact to protect FEMA staff helping with the Katrina recovery operation.
Christian Science Monitor 10.13.07
The Blackwater security forces that opened fire on a public square in Baghdad last month, leaving 17 dead
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has made a multi-year commitment to provide the prize money.