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Donald peddling his merchandise infomercial

The Donald has a line of neckties [link:https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=trump+neck+ties+republican+convention#tbm=shop&q=trump+neckties+solid|.

Earlier tonight I noticed many or most of the men on stage were wearing cheap brightly colored solid ties. It was strange, but not the strangest thing in this charade by a long shot. Now the Governor is speaking without an ugly tie, maybe he refused, who knows?

Why the delay in announcment of Scalia's death, "apparently" of natural causes"?

CNN just announced that the President wasn't notified until this afternoon. There was one story most of the day. My stink-o-meter is in just registered Reeks to High Heaven, it's highest measure.

Who was he sharing the room with? Was there something in the room that needed to be removed? If they had to clean up God know what, what would take so long?

Even notification of family shouldn't take 10 hours.

Evil Twin ex-Husband Neocon Insider

The title may imply there was a twin who isn't evil, but one sister does appear to have better connections to hell. Who knows which of them will get there most quickly? Either way, there is custody battle over an innocent child who has no potential to land in a healthy situation.

How is it possible that these people were pulling the strings of the wars of the world?

Grayson P. Wolfe

Grayson Wolfe is a Partner at Akkadian. He previously served as Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction and Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He was appointed to the bank by President Bush in June 2002. Between January and August 2004, Wolfe served as Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. In this capacity he was directly responsible for implementing a wide range of initiatives to attract foreign direct investment and provide financing to Iraqi companies. During this time, Wolfe worked extensively on the ground with senior Iraqi and Kurdish officials, and with the Ministries of Finance, Trade and Oil.

From 2001 to 2002 Wolfe worked as an attorney for the law firm of Fleischman and Walsh, LLP, where he represented clients engaged in Homeland Security, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property matters. He served as a member of a seven-person team that worked with the North American Railroads and Chlorine Chemical Industries to develop a National Homeland Security Risk Analysis and Management Plan. This plan was adopted by the Class I Freight Railroad CEOs on Dec 6, 2001. Wolfe served as Legislative Director and Counsel for members of Congress from 1999-2002. He has also served in numerous positions in presidential, federal and state political campaigns. Before this, he worked for Citicorp in Poland focusing on emerging markets and franchise development opportunities in Central and Eastern European countries.


How do you spell f-i-i-b-u-s-t-e-r?

Is anyone timing this/

Is that a blood drop on Rom's Flag?

Why did the focus group like that?

A bead of sweat on Romney's brow, with a lump on his back

When did Romney begin to suffer from scoliosis? What in the world did they attach to him?

Insurance Company Fined Over $1 Million for Covering Missourians’ Abortions and Contraceptives

Source: Jezebel

"This settlement should be a reminder to all health benefit plans covering Missourians, that state law has stringent requirements honoring the religious and moral beliefs of insurance customers," department director John M. Huff said in a statement. "We will be enforcing Missouri's decade-old contraception coverage law, as well as the new law on the subject, anywhere we see violations."

Sam Lee, head of anti-abortion group Campaign Life Missouri, jumped on the bandwagon, calling the settlement "a wakeup call for Missouri health-insurance companies" that "are being put on notice that the moral concerns of Missouri citizens must take precedence over the standard operating procedure of the insurance industry."

Read more: http://jezebel.com/roe-v-world/

Elizabeth Warren Is Part Native American

Now the Herald has some actual substance on the candidate's claims: Warren's great-great-great grandmother on her mother's side was Cherokee, making Warren—provided the genealogist didn't miss anything—1/32 Native American if her great-great-great grandmother was full-blooded (that's unclear). Warren has said that both of her mother's parents had American Indian blood, in which case the fraction would obviously be a little bit bigger. (It's plausible that some of Warren's relatives would have masked their Cherokee heritage, given the legally prescribed second-class citizenship bestowed upon American Indians for much of the 20th century.) Per newspaper clippings released by her campaign, other members of Warren's family, including a first cousin, have embraced their Cherokee roots and are active in American Indian causes in Oklahoma, where she grew up.


So the stories she was told as a child were true. What in the world is wrong with her campaign? This needs to be part of their answer, "although not a large part of her heritage, she grew up believing she was of Native ancestry and it turns out that there was truth to the family lore..." Or something along those lines.

Romney outrages Palestinians by saying Jewish culture helps make Israel more successful

Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/rom

JERUSALEM - Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the nearby Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch.

``As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,'' the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who breakfasted around a U-shaped table at the luxurious King David Hotel.


Romney, in comparing the Israeli and Palestinian economies, made no mention of the fact that Israel has controlled the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem since capturing them in the 1967 war. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, but continues to control access, and has enforced a crippling border blockade since the Islamic militant Hamas seized the territory in 2007.

Read more: Daily News/ AP

Where to start? To hell with Goodwin, this is the kind of thought that justified all sorts of historic atrocities.

GOP Says Coverage For The Uninsured Is No Longer The Priority

Source: NPR

For decades, the primary goal of those who would fix the U.S. health system has been to help people without insurance get coverage. Now, it seems, all that may be changing. At least some top Republicans are trying to steer the health debate away from the problem of the uninsured.

"Your goal should be reducing costs, and expanding individual liberty," said Dean Clancy,
[legislative counsel for Freedomworks]

"People need to have the freedom not to have insurance if the marketplace is to function properly, he says. "Because if they don't have freedom, if the government is requiring them to purchase health insurance either from a private company or the government, then the government gets to define what health insurance is, and that stifles a lot of innovation in the health insurance and health care delivery markets, and we're suffering under that sort of regulation right now," he says.


"Every once in a while, the Republicans have rare moments of honesty. And so when they say that they don't want to expand coverage, this is one of those rare moments," says Ethan Rome, who runs Health Care for America Now, an advocacy group working to promote and defend the health care law.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/07/27/157439331/gop-says-coverage-for-the-uninsured-is-no-longer-the-priority?ps=cprs

But why do they want to prevent so many Americans from receiving health care?
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