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Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 26, 2012, 12:18 PM (8 replies)

Mitten's genealogy:

Like Mitt Romney, the Mexican Romneys are descendants of Miles Park Romney, who came to the Chihuahua desert in 1885 seeking refuge from US antipolygamy laws. He had four wives and 30 children, and on the rocky banks of the Piedras Verdes River, he and his fellow Mormon pioneers carved out a prosperous settlement beyond the reach of US federal marshals. He was Mitt Romney’s great-grandfather.

Mitt Romney’s father George was born in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1907, the son of Gaskell Romney and Anna Amelia Pratt. Three generations of Romneys lived in Mexico because Miles Park Romney, a polygamist, moved the family there in 1884 as it became increasingly clear that the U.S. government would not tolerate polygamy in the Utah Territory. The 1882 Edmunds Act stripped polygamists of the basic rights of U.S. citizenship, denying them the right to vote, serve on juries or hold office. Not dissimilar to current immigration raids, U.S. federal agents hunted and arrested polygamists, who were forced to leave the country or risk jail.

Miles chose to leave the country, bringing his multiple wives and children with him across the southern border. In his 1902 book, The Story of the Mormons, author William Alexander Linn states that the “Secretario de Fomento of Mexico” related that “The laws of this country [Mexico] do not permit polygamy,” and that the contracts for the establishment of Mormon colonies in Mexico required the same.

If true, Miles Romney then knowingly arrived in direct violation of Mexican immigration law.
Utah became a state in 1896, only after laws were passed there prohibiting polygamy. While polygamy may have been illegal in both countries, the Romneys still found Mexico more to their liking.
All four of George’s grandparents would live out their days in Mexico, with Anna’s mother Dorsey being the last to die, in Chihuahua in 1929.

Mitt Romney: Ethnic Ancestry Summary
40.6% England — Mostly Northwest England, partly W.Midlands.
18.8% Scotland
26.6% Colonial-Yankee
12.5% North-German
1.5-3% French, Acadian and possible Huguenot (see entries #5 and #7 far below)
Much more detail here:

ICE needs to check out Mittens. Ask for his papers.
Does he claim dual citizenship?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:35 AM (11 replies)

Link to comparison of pics of Aurora shooter(regular pic &mug shot.) same guy?


The nose does look different and that's a major facial recognition feature. Wish I could see his ears.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 26, 2012, 06:03 AM (12 replies)

Judge Appoints TJ Jackson Temporary Guardian for Jackson Children

A judge appointed Tito Jackson's son Wednesday as a temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's children, according to the Associated Press.

The judge temporarily suspended Katherine Jackson as the children's guardian because she is in Arizona and hadn't spoken with them in several days, according to the AP report. TJ Jackson appeared in court and sought the temporary appointment, but his attorney said he wasn't trying to replace Katherine Jackson permanently.

TJ Jackson said he spoke with Katherine Jackson on Tuesday, but she sounded strange. He says she was using words he had never heard her use and her voice at times sounded slurred.

The appointment came after days of turmoil among the Jackson family, with a relative reporting Katherine Jackson missing before she was located safely with other family members in Arizona.

Hopefully this will settle things down for a while.
He fought off the family members trying to kidnap the kids.
I hope this isn't some sneaky move by part of the family.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:54 PM (2 replies)

Firefighters rescue 900-pound pig from South Broward pond

Firefighters found themselves in a rather interesting pickle Tuesday when they were called to rescue a 900-pound Yorkshire pig from a Broward pond.

The pond is behind the home of the hogs owner in the 18900 block of Southwest 59th Street in Southwest Ranches.

A 2-year-old old pig named Strawberry was being transported to her new home in Wakulla when she slipped into the water.

Neighbors quickly jumped into the water to help keep Strawberry’s head above water as the pet’s owner called 911. Firefighters used a ladder and large tarp to remove the swine out of the five-foot-deep water.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/25/2911257/firefighters-rescue-900-pound.html#storylink=cpy

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:23 AM (9 replies)

This statement shows just how whack some Penn State fans are:

RT @Deadspin
Penn State fan to TV reporter about NCAA sanctions: "It was our 9/11. I just saw planes crashing into towers."

Get.A.Grip people.
Not even in the same universe.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:27 AM (29 replies)

Don't mess with Paris Jackson!

In the kerfuffle and kidnapping attempt, Janet slapped Paris and called her 'a spoiled b****.'
Paris then slapped Janet back and told her to 'get the f*** out of here.'
A cousin, T.J.Jackson has now entered this hot mess and is trying to get custody or something over the kids.
Bring Katherine back to sort out her kids.

Get those kids a GAL to help them legally and find out what the kids need. Whatever happens, Paris is not going to be a passive pawn of the others.

Joe Jackson has to be somewhere with is paws in this. He is egging somebody on.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:18 AM (5 replies)

When Rick Reilly went to PSU to write about JoePa, he got a call from a professor who warned him.

The sins of the father
What a fool I was.

In 1986, I spent a week in State College, Pa., researching a 10-page Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year piece on Joe Paterno.

It was supposed to be a secret, but one night the phone in my hotel room rang. It was a Penn State professor, calling out of the blue.

"Are you here to take part in hagiography?" he said.

"What's hagiography?" I asked.

"The study of saints," he said. "You're going to be just like the rest, aren't you? You're going to make Paterno out to be a saint. You don't know him. He'll do anything to win. What you media are doing is dangerous."

Jealous egghead, I figured.

The rest is worth reading:

I'll bet there are other professors who think the same thing.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:51 AM (87 replies)

The Jackson siblings need to get a grip! One group tried to kidnap MJs kids.

Jackson siblings get into 'FIGHT' at family home as police stop them taking Michael's children to see grandmother in bitter feud

Sheriff’s deputies were responding to reports of a fight at the home of Katherine Jackson. Officials have confirmed the fight involved various family members, though no arrests were made.

“Lost Hills deputies responded to a family disturbance at the home of Katherine Jackson in the city of Calabasas. Deputies determined that a physical altercation had occurred, a battery. It involved members on the Jackson family,” Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, said.

Los Angeles police were called to the Calabasas, Calif., mansion of Jackson family matriarch Katherine earlier Monday to stop Michael Jackson’s three children from being removed from the house, Celebuzz has exclusively learned.

Those three kids need to be removed from the clutches of those other relatives and put under the supervision of some neutral person they trust. I have NO idea who that is.
Some are mad they weren't in the will and claim it was false.
They need to STOP IT! Those 3 kids have been through enough. Leave them be.

Kidnapping? Held against their will? The older groups are out of their minds.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:56 AM (10 replies)

After interviews, the penalty the fans are maddest about is

the deletion of JoePa's wins.

(These interviews were conducted at a baseball game in Unhappy Valley)

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:13 AM (73 replies)
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