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She's no Marie Antoinette

*Reviewing what I've written below prior to hitting post and I want to make sure OP knows I'm not being snotty - just factual*.

Marie Antoinette never would have said and did not EVER say "You people'" - or "Let them eat cake/brioche" or "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche". It was most likely said 100 years earlier by Marie-Therese the wife of the Sun King Louis. She was too busy picking out shoes to even consider it. And keeping her hair from catching fire at parties.

Most of what has been attributed to her as 'legend/lore' was written by a German Author in a 1931 children's book. Chew on that a bit. Place France and Germany in that time and place understand the German perception that they were being punished by France by having to pay back debt from World War I.

And - if there is ever an inauguration of *I shudder at the thought* of a King Rmoney and Goody Ann - and if during the fireworks a stampede ensues - I highly doubt that they will do what Louis and Marie Antoinette did - and give their personal spending money for a year to those injured in said stampede or their surviving loved ones/families.

And in 1774 - when she became a very young Queen - she requested that a tax called "The Queen's Belt" be removed on the people of France.

Ann would do the opposite - The First Lady's Belt would be a tax imposed on those making less than 10K a year to make sure they have absolutely NOTHING so she can laugh at them and point her finger and call them 'you' people.

And with that said - it was the Propaganda of the Revolution that gave M.A. the horrible reputation. And it served it's purpose well.

I'm very well traveled to France, used to be highly conversant (learning Italian now since I married one ) and I am very well read on French history. She is one of the most fascinating female figures (she fascinates me in the way Mathilda of Tuscany does) of history - and her manners, reserve, discipline growing up in an Austrian household, sense of fashion - both glamourous and hippie, cosmetics, appearance, still influence women throughout the world to this day. You could say this leftist progressive feminist has a great deal of admiration for this woman who came into her own - could have saved her own neck, but insisted her husband was STILL the King of France and thus click, clack, chop.

Look up - Mrs. Romney is nothiiiiiiiiiiiiiing like Marie-Antoinette. She will never be. It is simply not in her to look at anyone else with empathy. Not even her dogs.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:40 AM (0 replies)

Rambling thoughts on Romney's speech at the NAACP Convention

So since yesterday - his speech has been critiqued, pulled apart, laughed at, and booed.

First rambling thought - No one in the media as stated this: When someone shows you who they are - believe them.

I think - that the attendees at the NAACP convention are the first group to see the REAL Romney. What he truly believes, no flip flopping, no bouncing all over the place, no etch-a-sketch stupidity.

In a weird way - it's kind of an honor for those who were able to attend his speech. The attendees truly got a glimpse into what a Romney candidacy would look like. Which leads to my second thought . . .

The black American exists in Romney's world to be a group to speak down to. I couldn't help hearing a touch of "I know better than you silly boys and girls." More of that - Black people should listed to wealthy white men to learn how to be better Americans nonsense.

Third - Booing in and of itself . . .
January 20, 2012
In regards to whether he would release his tax returns while in the heat of the Republican Primary:
"I don't know how many years I'll release. I'll take a look at what our documents are. And I'll release multiple years, I don't know how many years," Romney added, as some South Carolina crowd members voiced their disapproval.

While presidential candidates are not required to release their taxes, most usually volunteer the information. And the calls for Romney to do so are intensifying from Republicans and Democrats alike.

I did a quick dig through stories this morning from the time of that debate - and not ONE so-called journalist questioned the booing. No questions about whether or not it was appropriate, whether or not it was necessary, etc. etc. That same group of so-called journalists are pretty much ignoring the tax return issue now. Isn't that odd - if it was worth being booed at in the Primary and deserved lots and lots of media coverage - but the media now chooses to focus on 'booing at the NAACP' instead of important things . . . like Voter ID concerns and well - yep - his tax returns?

But when it's NAACP members - it's a Romney strength.

Or - it puts him in good company. . . They've likened in the below link Romney getting booed on serious issues like AHA and how he would be better for black Americans on par with First Lady Obama and Dr. Jill Biden being booed at a Nascar race, Sister Sarah Alaskastan's daughter on Dancing with the Stars, and then President Bush throwing out a pitch at a baseball game.

Which leads me back to my first 'thought'. It's one women know who are SMART women and who choose romantic partners with a keen eye . . .

When someone shows you who they are - believe them. Oh - you better believe them.

Romney may very well be keeping the focus on what he wants it to be focused on, but he's already lost. "Obamacare" is here to stay . . . We have GOT to GOTV in the black community and make sure every single person has an ID, a blood sample, a DNA sample, a lock of hair from their first haircut, etc. etc. Especially in PA and Florida.

I don't think Texas is an option for Obama - but PA and FL have GOT to be won.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:58 AM (9 replies)
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