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And, there's two of them, Haveadream!

Jarron Collins: I've never been more proud of my brother

He was very simple and matter-of-fact.

"Jarron, I'm gay."

"You're what?"

I won't lie. I had no idea. We talked, he answered my questions, I hugged him and I digested what he had told me. At the end of the day, this is what matters: He's my brother, he's a great guy, and I want him to be happy. I'll love him and I'll support him and, if necessary, I'll protect him.

Full Story~

Thank you so much for K&R!

Jarron Collins: Honored to support @HillaryClinton at the @DemConvention in Philly next week

Jarron collins
✔ ‎@jarronctwin
Honored to support @HillaryClinton at the @DemConvention in Philly next week. @jasoncollins98 & I are speaking. 🇺🇸🇺🇸
11:09 AM - 20 Jul 2016
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I love this pic!

Aloha, lovemydog~ Yes, the Blue Wave2016!

Pat Fuller ‎@bannerite
If you are sick and tired of GOP obstruction and grandstanding, then it's time to ride the wave!
8:44 AM - 6 Jul 2016
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You might like to see this tribute I made for Michelle last night..


Thank you, lovemydog!

I like him, too.. and Julian Castro~

Xavier Becerra
✔ ‎@RepBecerra
Thank you to all my hardworking #CapitolHill interns! We had a great group this summer. #BecerraSelfie
8:22 AM - 18 Jul 2016
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Aloha, oasis.. I decided

to google it!

cruz "going over his allotted time period.. " the guy who rattled on for 20 hours about The Cat in the Hat?.. lol

Anyway, I also got this tweet from Hillary in the article..

Hillary Clinton
✔ ‎@HillaryClinton
Vote your conscience. http://hillaryclinton.com/vote
5:26 PM - 20 Jul 2016
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There was a trump tweet there too saying he had read the speech before and let him talk anyway and it was not big deal. lol

The reaction from the floor was also swift and harsh.

Newt Gingrich, appearing after Cruz, argued that Cruz's advocacy for constitutionalism meant that he, implicitly, endorsed Trump -- words he himself did not say.

"So to paraphrase Ted Cruz, if you want to protect the Constitution this fall, there's only one possible way and that's to vote the Trump-Pence ticket."

Richard Black, a delegate from Virginia who chaired Cruz's campaign, said after Cruz's speech that it was "doubtful" he would support him again.

"In the end, each individual has a duty to the nation that transcends the duty to themselves,' Black said. "That's where he failed... He failed the nation."

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who backed Cruz, told CNN he was "disappointed" by Cruz' speech.


Ted Cruz Makes a Big Gamble With Convention Speech

Then the host himself twisted the knife. As Cruz was wrapping up, Trump stepped on his peroration, walking into the arena to join family in his VIP box. The boos for the Texan rang long and loud. Two Trump sources told TIME the outburst was orchestrated by the campaign after they were tipped off that Cruz would withhold the endorsement.



Here's her bullshit statement.. have you seen it?


I just found this.. eee gods.. "blah blah blah.. trump's historic campaign.." Yeah, so historic when a reality tv star gets the gop nominee 4 potus.


Ha! I hadn't heard that yet.. Of course I don't believe it for a second.. so they are admitting it

That's a long way from their previous stance of.. they're not the same.. it had nothing to do with what FL Michelle said.

There is still the lie that Melania said she "wrote it with as little help as possible".

I don't, but at least Trump and his campaign now realizes that they can't bulldoze their way through every Trump (or Trump family) caused crisis by lying by saying it didn't happen and hoping people will forget about it.

Yes! Good to know.. thank you, Cajun.

Just found this..


Right.. nothing to see here.. move along. Mustn't mention Melania's lying

and plagiarism.. she might be construed as a victim.

Lol! We damn well aren't scared to point out plagiarism no matter who does it!

Teachers are thanking Melania Trump

Brad Francis, an English teacher at Davis Middle School in Evanston, Wyoming tweeted that he was "'jazzed" to have a "perfect video to teach my 8th graders students about plagiarism".

"Melania's speech is probably the most blatant example that I have ever seen. Eighth grade students need very literal examples, and her speech is basically verbatim to Michelle Obama's. It will help them learn absolutely what not to do in their writing," he told BBC News.

"I have students who try to copy and paste material from the internet all the time to pass it off as their own. That speech was Michelle Obama's intellectual property."

Full Story~Other teachers expressed similar thoughts:

Doesn't look like it's going away..

Same story that's at the top of greatest..


It was really unique and profound when Michelle said it from her heart.. having lived it.

Not really something Melania should have recycled for herself.

Another funny story about the plagiarism is the guy who first broke the story. He was an out of work journalist sitting in Starbucks who scooped 170 reporters @ the RNC.

On Melania Trumpís plagiarism, a laid-off journalist watching in an L.A. Starbucks scooped everyone

As well as Axelrod seemed to remember Obama's speech, he apparently didn't notice that Trump had repeated some of her lines. In fact, the journalist widely credited as the first to document the apparent plagiarism, Jarrett Hill, wasn't at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wasn't even assigned to cover the convention at all. He was 2,000 miles away at a coffee shop in Los Angeles


The New York Times caught up with Hill, who described his discovery.

Mr. Hill, a television journalist who was recently laid off, said in an interview that one of Ms. Trump's lines ó the words "strength of your dreams" ó caught his attention as he was watching on his computer from a Starbucks in Los Angeles, juggling Facebook chats and browsing Twitter.

Mr. Hill, 31, found the clip of Mrs. Obama's speech online and noticed that parts of the two speeches sounded the same. He then realized that a larger portion appeared to have been borrowed as he continued to examine both.

"I thought, 'That's legit plagiarism,'" said Mr. Hill, who described himself as a supporter of President Obama. "'Someone took this piece and plugged in their own information.'"


Got it.

What's clear is that whoever wrote/copy-pasted Trump's speech figured the journalists covering the convention wouldn't notice. That turned out to be true. But the aide responsible for the speech didn't account for the out-of-work reporter in an L.A. Starbucks.

Jarrett Hill ‎@JarrettHill
Melania mustíve liked Michelle Obamaís 2008 Convention speech, since she plagiarized it.#GOPConvention #RNCinCLE
4:40 PM - 18 Jul 2016
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Full Story!

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