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Susan G. Komen Staffers Dropping Like Flies

Leslie Aun, Susan G. Komen’s national vice president of communications, quit yesterday so that she can spend more time with someone else’s children, in her new role as VP of communications for Venture Philanthropy Partners. We would like to shout a big Yay! but instead we’re muttering a small yay. Because really, it’s the Komen Queen, Nancy Brinker, who must go. Everybody else is just fiffle faffle. We’re not surprised that the mouthpiece for Susan G. Komen quit, since she’s had to eat an awful lot of doo-doo while trying to save Brinker’s ungrateful ass. Just think of all the spin Ms. Aun had to manufacture to contain the continuing fallout from the Planned Parenthood debacle, like decreasing donations, uprisings from regional affiliates, contradictions from Komen board members about Brinker’s stated intentions for ditching Planned Parenthood, a 21% Drop in “Brand Equity” (dropping 54 spots to 56th place out of 79 non-profit brands surveyed), desperate affiliates trying to sell $40 Race for the Cure tickets for $15 on Groupon, the sullying of Komen’s corporate pinkness, protest resignations of Komen top brass, and, of course, Komen’s relationship to Uzbekistan’s Dictatrice, Gulnara Karimova. Read more on Susan G. Komen Staffers Dropping Like Flies…
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Susan G. Komen and The Dictator’s Daughter Had A Lovely Cure For The Race

We were all waiting with bated breath to see how things went for Susan G. Komen and their best bud Gulnara Karimova, the Dictator’s daughter and the Terror of Tashkent, in the May 1 Race for the Cure in Uzbekibekistanstan. Well, according to Gulnara’s press release, the race was a huge success, attracting 20,000 people. And the International Race Ambassador of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Donna Sanderson, was In Tashkent on May 1, personally handing out awards. Gulnara was there too, handing out awards. Did they hand out awards at the same time? On the same stage? And did they pretend not to know each other? We simply don’t know. But you know who else is pretending he doesn’t know the Dictator’s Daughter and her Daddy (the Dictator)? One Barack Hussein Obama, that’s who. Read more on Susan G. Komen and The Dictator’s Daughter Had A Lovely Cure For The Race…
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Susan G. Komen Parboils The Truth With Dictator’s Daughter Denials

The Susan G. Komen Foundation tried desperately to distance itself yesterday from the slight to-do that erupted after they partnered with Gulnara Karimova, the Dictator’s Daughter. How’d that go? Pfhhht. Komen wrote on its blog and told Registan’s Nathan Hamm that “their agreement is with, and only with, the National Breast Cancer Association of Uzbekistan” — not Gulnara’s Fund Forum — and that “the bottom line for them is to help fight breast cancer, that they will support international partners who meet their standards.” From Registan: The Komen representative with whom I spoke suggested the organization had no knowledge of links to Gulnora Karimova and insisted that their partnership was not with her Fund Forum. Not that terrible Karimova, the ‘most hated woman in Uzbekistan’ according to wikileaked US State Department cables, and a woman who had people imprisoned because their family members wouldn’t date her. No, no, not her at all! But how could you describe the relationship of their statements to the concept known as “truth”? Like they are boiling the truth in water, maybe? Or maybe just renditioning it? (Just a few stress positions, no torn off fingernails or genital electrocution. Oh wait, yes there are.) Read more on Susan G. Komen Parboils The Truth With Dictator’s Daughter Denials…
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The Life And Loves Of Susan G. Komen’s Newest Bosom Buddy, Gulnara Karimova

In case you were worried that we were a bit harsh with our love letter to Susan G. Komen Foundation’s newest bosom buddy and budding dictatoresse Gulnara Karimov — the ‘most hated woman in Uzbekistan’! — we decided to dig more deeply for horror comedy gold double-check our work and find out if our girl was just an innocent flower child, creator of fine clothing, weaver of shimmery cloth by completely voluntary and highly paid cherubic slave children or (after the children die) tiny mice and bird conscripts, fabricatrice of gossimer Eurotrash fashions for all the ugly sisters in the world to wear… …or if she’s just a blood-sucking Gorgon. We will report; you will decide! Read more on The Life And Loves Of Susan G. Komen’s Newest Bosom Buddy, Gulnara Karimova…
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The Lifesaving Power of IHOP’s Semi-Edible Poison (Maybe)

Some cancers get big fancy races on the National Mall, the support of the NFL, full rights over a color, and the satisfaction of raising millions of dollars for education and research. Some cancers even get the support of the brothers Koch, which is morally confusing. Other cancers, though, have to settle for the donations people may or may not make after eating a free stack of buttermilk pancakes from their local 24-hour lard shop. It’s hard out there when you’re not America’s Favorite Cancer or America’s Villains’ Favorite Cancer, so if you feel like doing something to help eradicate Leukemia and/or Lymphoma, eat pancakes at IHOP today. Read more on The Lifesaving Power of IHOP’s Semi-Edible Poison (Maybe)…
 

Breast Cancer: Brought To You By Yoplait Yogurt

Some cancers have all the luck. They get big races in the beginning of summer when it’s not too hot, lots of great post-race refreshments, and the satisfaction of raising millions of dollars for education, research and treatment. If you could be any cancer, it seems like breast cancer would totally be the way to go. And if you feel like doing something to eradicate this disease, hungover or not, get up early on Saturday morning and run the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Read more on Breast Cancer: Brought To You By Yoplait Yogurt…