Will Moderate For Cigars
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: City on the TN River
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Nappy headed hos, part II
Well, well, what say you now, oh wonderful and perfect duo of decency, Revs. Jesse and Al? Hast thou no shred of humanity, that thine actions have causeth tragedy to countless boys and girls with cancer? Where's your loud mouth asses with your money to continue the support you so readily removed from these children?
RIBERA, N.M. -- Don Imus' banishment from the public airwaves deprives him of a critical platform to raise money for the sprawling Imus Ranch, where children with cancer and other illnesses get a taste of the cowboy life.
Before he was fired last week for calling members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," Imus pointed to the northern New Mexico ranch to make his case that he is "a good person who said a bad thing."
With Imus out of a job, some wonder whether the pipeline to charity money will dry up.
Just as corporate sponsors backed away from his radio show, "I think you'll see a similar effect on the charity, where the corporate donors will find a less hot-button charity to support," said Trent Stamp, president of Charity Navigator, a New Jersey-based charity watchdog group.
Imus said he and his wife, Deirdre, are surrogate parents to the youngsters who spend a week at the property. Nearly half of them are from minority groups, and 10 percent are black.
The Imus show's annual two-day fundraising radiothon, benefiting the ranch and two charities that refer children to it, had raised more than $2.3 million as of Friday, according to Deirdre Imus, who hosted Friday's show.
The ranch's list of contributors is not public information, but it has relied heavily on corporate contributions. In the long term, Stamp predicted, the firing would cause "irreparable harm."
Children ages 10 to 17 who have cancer or serious blood disorders, or who have lost siblings to sudden infant death syndrome, spend seven days at the ranch at no cost to their families.
The ranch hosted 90 children from March 2005 through February 2006 and spent $2.5 million, almost $28,000 a child, according to its most recent federal tax filings.
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