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"The soap opera"

Here in Richmond all you have to mention is "the soap opera" and everyone knows what you are talking about. Bob and Maureen's trial.

Maureen has been run over by the bus repeatedly - loveless marriage, lusting after Johnnie Williams, a "nutbag" according her Chief of Staff, and possibly hoarding gifts in nooks and crannies in the Exec Mansion- everyday is "What happened today!?!"

I literally hear it in the grocery store and between random strangers talking at the gas station. You hear "The soap opera" everywhere. There is more interest in this than when "Lincoln" was filming here.

"Fisher King" 1991 - Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

If you have never seen this movie THIS is Robin Williams at his best.

Directed by Terry Gilliam.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101889/

The BS forecast - Conservatives suddenly very concerned about the middle class

Visiting my Fox News impaired folks yesterday my step-father and I were sitting next to his copy of "Death by Liberalism" by J. R. Dunn and an O'Reilly book when he just blurted out, "The middle class is almost ruined and there doesn't appear to be anything that can be done about it". I sat there and actually chuckled a bit. I have heard this recently on RW talk radio (local and national) and now realized that this will be a new line of re-education and re-writing of history in the RW bubble .... and it will be dutifully picked up by the rest if the media.


We don't talk politics my step-father and I because we both know it is a waste of time on each other - but he added, "Someone has to be the President of the bank and someone has to sweep the floor." I responded, "The President if the bank doesn't need to make 300 times what the janitor does and that example completely skips over the middle class anyway". He doesn't hear well so he either didn't hear me or he decided to drop the subject.

So getting ready for this onslaught (mid term elections) of BS I thought:
1. The worshipers of the rich ("makers") suddenly care about the middle class?
2. Let's review our recent history. The demise of the middle class was most directly created by weakening of unions and shipping jobs overseas. Also the dogma of deregulation down graded the value of homes and helped to create/protect virtual monopolies in telecommunications and food - both of which have ballooned in price and as percentages of our household expenses.

Care to offer any other points of interest?

US map showing where the 30,336 children who have been placed are by state

If you are wondering I totaled the numbers on a spreadsheet - feel free to check my math.



http://www.buzzfeed.com/katherinemiller/here-are-the-states-where-thousands-of-the-children-that-cro?s=mobile

Today's USA!! PATRIOTIC AMERICAN trivia question

What is the only USA!! State flag that features a nipple?

Okay so Ron Paul is like Nirvana and Rand is like Pearl Jam

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kennedy-mtv-gop-rock-bands

Ex-MTV VJ Kennedy: Current GOP Figures Are A Lot Like '90s Rock Bands

Kennedy, the one-name wonder who now serves as the semi-youthful libertarian voice at the Fox News empire, believes that a trio of Republican politicians are — surprise, surprise — just like three bands that peaked when she was an MTV VJ in the 1990s.

From the New York Times:

“Let’s say Ron Paul is Nirvana,” said Kennedy, the television personality and former MTV host, by way of explaining the sort of politician who excites libertarians like herself. “Like, the coolest, most amazing thing to come along in years, and the songs are nebulous but somehow meaningful, and the lead singer kills himself to preserve the band’s legacy.
“Then Rand Paul — he’s Pearl Jam. Comes from the same place, the songs are really catchy, can really pack the stadiums, though it’s not quite Nirvana.

“Ted Cruz? He’s Stone Temple Pilots. Tries really hard to sound like Pearl Jam, never gonna sound like Nirvana. Really good voice, great staying power — but the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts.”

Hannity's show last night

I just happened to flip by his show last night. He is "reporting" from Israel all week. All IDF spokespeople and ambassador.

The funny part was Hannity's clothes. He is in this political and military hotspot and he has a brand new golf shirt and a baseball cap. He looked like he was on a weekend golf trip to Myrtle Beach. THEN he had an "exclusive" interview with the mother if one of the teens who were kidnapped and killed. Solemn sad moment right? Sean is in another golf shirt, same baseball cap, AND wrap around mirror sunglasses. It was odd.

The guest lineup and the interview with the mother are here:
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/

Did you know that "the Democrats impeached George W. Bush"?

I just heard it on Rush Limbaugh's show.

"The Democrats impeached George W. Bush. They did. Dennis Kucinich filed articles of impeachment"

See, that's impeachment.

Actual info here:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts_to_impeach_George_W._Bush

Walgreens folds to inversion pressure (staying US Co. ) check out their language

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook/2014/08/06/walgreen-to-pay-5-27-billion-plus-shares-for-alliance-boots/


Walgreen said that it extensively evaluated doing an inversion, including the financial benefits and the public reaction, given the company’s “unique role as an iconic American consumer retail company with a major portion of its revenues derived from government-funded reimbursement programs.”

“The company concluded it was not in the best long-term interest of our shareholders to attempt to re-domicile outside the U.S,” Gregory D. Wasson, Walgreen’s president and chief executive, said in a news release.

But he said that the full takeover of Alliance Boots “was in the best interest of our shareholders, and with this decision, we are now moving forward on an accelerated basis to create the global leader in pharmacy-led health and well-being.”

Why did Rand Paul run away from DREAMer Erika Andiola?

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