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If you think Edwards was awful, read this about loony Rielle. Awful people..


Keith has a sad re Kimmel...


Keith Olbermann
The ousted Current TV host was not amused by Kimmel's jokes; compares him to Bill O'Reilly.

Jimmy Kimmel's half-hour speech at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday evening had a few targets -- Kim Kardashian, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Lindsay Lohan and Mitt Romney, to name a few -- but it seems not everyone can take a joke.

One of the best jokes of the night was Kimmel's quips about recently ousted Current TV host Keith Olbermann.

"Alright, it’s time for the fun part of the evening," Kimmel said. "I’d like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume. Is Keith here tonight? Limo wouldn’t pick him up? The thing about Keith Olbermann is he’s so likable."

"Al Gore launched Current TV in 2005 and it took off like a North Korean rocket," Kimmel continued. "To be honest, I didn’t even know Current TV was still on the air, but then I don’t get channel a million."

I'm thinking of the server who has never worked a party like this before. Dinner is supposed to

start, like NOW! These people wait until the last minute to get to their seats, half don't know where they're sitting, etc. The poor guy/gal, hope they survive this. Rev. Al looks wonderful but must say and I'm being shallow here....Are there no hairdressers or shampooers in DC??? Lovely gowns and hair that looks like shite.

MSNBC had a silent side clip of Romney speaking at a college in Ohio. Has anyone seen how

many students were in that crowd? There was no sound and neither CNN or Faux was covering his speech. Just curious, wondering if Romney got the crowds that POTUS has enjoyed.

Allen West Ousted From NAACP Event

WASHINGTON -- It turns out calling Democratic lawmakers "Communists" has some consequences.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) was supposed to be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for his district chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) this past Saturday. But days before the event, the group canceled the gathering and asked West not to come back when they rescheduled. Why?

"There's a certain statement he made about Communists," Jerry Gore, president of the Martin County NAACP, told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. "That statement alone ... we do not represent that type of atmosphere."

The NAACP chapter is rescheduling its banquet for Sept. 15, with a new keynote speaker. Gore told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers that a spokesman for West said he "understood" why the organization didn't want West to speak anymore.

West landed in hot water earlier this month after telling constituents at a town hall meeting that some 80 House Democrats "are members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus." His remarks sparked outrage among Democrats -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said "not even Joe McCarthy would have said anything so stupid" -- but West later said he had no regrets about the ordeal.


A repub sent this e-mail to me re taxes. I need help to answer..

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100...

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this...

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7..
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do..

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. "Since you

are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20". Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by

a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,"but he got $10!"
"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all.

This new tax system exploits the poor!"
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics.

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.

For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible

Romney in Spandex on Worth Avenue..dear gawd...

By Shannon Donnelly

Daily News Society Editor

Updated: 8:14 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Posted: 7:43 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012

So, Ann is not the only Romney who drew some attention on Worth Avenue this past weekend. Turns out that the good-looking guy in bike shorts and a bike helmet who was knocking on Fiandaca’s door drew a few stares, too. It was the candidate himself, who, he told Somebody Who Was There, interrupted his bicycle ride to visit his wife during her shopathon at the store.

“We thought it was just a handsome Day School dad on a Saturday bike ride until somebody answered the door and he said ‘I’m here to see my wife,’ and then we realized who it was. It was hard to tell with the bike helmet.” It’s a good thing he wasn’t photographed. We all know what happens to helmeted presidential hopefuls from Massachusetts.

Apparently, the nominee-
presumptive cut quite a figure in the Spandex, our Somebody said. “One look at what he did for those bike shorts and every woman in town would be voting for him.” Well, no wonder he’s opposed to gun control. He’s packing some heat!


If Romney wants to get rid of HUD, if he doesn't combine it with other agencies if

he should become President, the impact on seniors and people with low incomes is going to be seriously impacted. The building next to me is HUD, mostly people on SS only, little or no savings or other incoming revenue. If HUD is done away with, (I truly doubt it will but he is very cavalier in even discussing such a thing) people will absolutely be scrambling to find places to live. Rents are very high, all over. Romney is a dangerous guy and seniors and others better check him out thoroughly.

From Crooks & Liars:

"I'm going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them. Some eliminate, but I'm probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go," Romney said. "Things like Housing and Urban Development, which my dad was head of, that might not be around later. But I'm not going to actually go through these one by one. What I can tell you is, we've got far too many bureaucrats. I will send a lot of what happens in Washington back to the states."

The failure of the "Buffet Rule" is an early birthday gift for the President. I'm sure he

knew this was not going to pass, as popular as it was with the American people. The repubs look very bad on this, and it becomes obvious to the least observer of politics that the only people they care about are the 1%. It may not look like a gift, but I do think it is. The President can use this with confidence for the rest of the campaign.

Guess who was in Palm Beach yesterday...LOL.


Sorry I couldn't post the picture. She wasn't pleased the camera found her I think...

Ann Romney’s time at Fiandaca gives a new meaning to ‘secret service’

Ann Romney, right, leaves after spending several hours at Fiandaca on Worth Avenue Saturday.
Daily News Photo by Meghan McCarthy:
Ann Romney, right, leaves after spending several hours at Fiandaca on Worth Avenue Saturday.
By Shannon Donnelly

Daily News Society Editor

Yes, that was First Lady hopeful Ann Romney on Worth Avenue Saturday, looking very Palm Beach-y in her hot pink tunic and jeans with her shoulder-length blond hair. The only thing missing was the Helga Wagner necklace.

Mitt’s missus spent four hours with Alfred Fiandaca, her old pal from Boston who closed the store for her so she could shop in peace without any worries about paparazzi grabbing a shot of her in the fitting room. Trying on a little something to wear to tonight’s big dinner at Darlene and Jerry Jordan’s house, perhaps? When they’re paying 50k a couple, a lady wants to look good.

The private shopping went well for the wife of the presumptive candidate — c’mon, like that’s not a given by now — but for the customers who had “Stop by Alfred’s” at the top of their Saturday to-do list, well, not so much. They had to wait. Some did, patiently and quietly. Others did, not so patiently and not so quietly.

Finally, Ann strolled out, shopping bags in hand, smiled at the small crowd gathered on the sidewalk, climbed into the big black car waiting at the curb, and drove off.
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