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Name: Sheila
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Hometown: West Palm, FL but still a Jersey Girl
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Alongside Obama, George W. Bush steals the WH show

The Palm Beach Post headline, definitely not mine. Quite a long article...http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/nation/alongside-obama-george-w-bush-steals-the-wh-2383664.html




WASHINGTON ó It's Barack Obama's house now, but his predecessor and political foil, George W. Bush, stole the show at the White House on Thursday with his wisecracks and grin.

"Thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging," the former president said, referring to members of his family and former staff, invited back to the executive mansion for the unveiling of his and Laura Bush's official portraits. "Behave yourselves," he jokingly admonished his crowd.

Bush told the current president he was pleased to know "that when you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, 'What would George do?'"

Free from the stress of the presidency and after three years spent largely out of the spotlight, a relaxed and jovial Bush came back with his father, former President George H.W. Bush, for a rare gathering of three commanders in chief. Former first lady Barbara Bush was there, too, as were George W. and Laura's daughters, Jenna and Barbara.

Vile spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY). Violence against female Dem. Sens

A spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) is facing criticism after advocating violence against female Democratic senators in a Facebook post.

Jay Townsend, the official campaign spokesman for the freshman representative, went on a vicious online rant on Saturday, which he began by taunting a constituent who voiced criticism about an earlier post on gas prices. "Listen to Tom. What a little bee he has in his bonnet. Buzz Buzz," Townsend wrote.

"My question today... when is Tommy boy going to weigh in on all the Lilly Ledbetter hypocrites who claim to be fighting the War on Women? Letís hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who wonít abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector."

He attached a link to a Free Beacon article that claims female senators pay their male staffers more than their female staffers.

More about this vile individual at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/jay-townsend-nan-hayworth-acid-war-on-women_n_1560693.html

Astrologers say celestial charts favor Obama over Romney...Who Needs Polls?

NEWS ORLEANS (Reuters) - The votes are in and it is unanimous: Barack Obama will win re-election to the U.S. presidency in November, according to five astrologers who offered predictions at their convention on Tuesday.

Each of the five astrologers on the presidential panel explained how they came to their assessments, with most relying on studies of celestial charts pertinent to both Obama and presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney for the date of either the election itself or the next presidential inauguration.

For Chicago astrologist and corporate lawyer Nina Gryphon, it was her study of the Aries ingress - the exact time when the Sun enters the sign of Aries - that clinched the decision. "It's obvious," she said. "Obama stays where he is without a change in status."

Billed as a meeting of the world's top astrologers, the conference in New Orleans drew some 1,500 people who participated in workshops and panel discussions.

Complete Article: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/astrologers-celestial-charts-favor-obama-over-romney-215912482.html

Dear gawd, Politico feels Palin is "maturing" and picking winners." Off TV...n/t

"Give Me The Banjo" on PBS now...n/t

Steny Hoyer and Steve Kerrigan Recall Convention Memories

https://charlottein2012.com/involved/donate/convention_memory/

I really enjoyed this video. Steny Hoyer does such a nice job on this video. He first worked as a security person in 1964. Steve Kerrigan describes Bill Clinton walking into the Garden in NYC. I enjoyed this, hope you do too.



DNA study seeks origin of Appalachia's Melungeons

My note: This is an extremely interesting article and shows how DNA testing has solved so many old mysteries.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ó For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once known derisively as the Melungeons. Some speculated they were descended from Portuguese explorers, or perhaps from Turkish slaves or Gypsies.

Now a new DNA study in the Journal of Genetic Genealogy attempts to separate truth from oral tradition and wishful thinking. The study found the truth to be somewhat less exotic: Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin.

And that report, which was published in April in the peer-reviewed journal, doesn't sit comfortably with some people who claim Melungeon ancestry.

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"All of us are multiracial," he said. "It is recapturing a more authentic U.S. history."

Estes and her fellow researchers theorize that the various Melungeon lines may have sprung from the unions of black and white indentured servants living in Virginia in the mid-1600s, before slavery.

They conclude that as laws were put in place to penalize the mixing of races, the various family groups could only intermarry with each other, even migrating together from Virginia through the Carolinas before settling primarily in the mountains of East Tennessee.


http://news.yahoo.com/dna-study-seeks-origin-appalachias-melungeons-201144041.html

Rinse Preakness says Obama is in love with the man in the mirror. He and Wolfie

are having a CNN repub fest and rinse is stating what the romney campaign will be going for. Seems our President has not lived up to all of the promises he made and rinse says that's what they want to bring home to the American people. Of course Wolfie is right there with him, helping him with any promises rinse may have left out. Rinse says the President loves the sound of his own voice and the empty words that come out...sigh. I went to CNN to avoid Dylan, might have to re-think that.

"He was brilliant and charming." These were the words of an attendee to one of the

two fundraisers held last evening in Boca Raton. Romney was feted by approximately 250 people at the first funder, I believe $2,500 to get in the door, invitation only and $10,000 to have your photo taken with him. The second party was given by someone affiliated with Exxon Mobil, also a pricey event. The woman who said he was brilliant and charming was not on camera but also stated she had no doubt he would be in the White House as our next President.

Romney was most likely brilliant and charming, these were his "people." Ultra wealthy, older and white. The local CBS did the coverage...Secret Service surrounded him and the convoy of silver-gray SUVs made quite the entrance in the gated community where the events were held. I see no schedule that includes his speaking to we mere mortals, the middle-class, seniors. This woman is typical of the republican thinking. He's handsome, white, charming and just what we want a President to "look" like. She couldn't have made it any clearer. I doubt she is concerned with his views on foreign policy, unemployment, jobs, etc. He looks right...I did not sleep well last night.

Where is Mika this morning? I tuned in late and assumed she was on a break from the

camera. Joe had announced she would be doing her Op-Ed things we should read but she is not on set. Anybody?
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