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Paul Ryan wrote that speech

When GW & SCOTUS stole the election in 2000, Dems held a secret meeting

and plotted his downfall as he & Mizzz Laura danced away the night at the Inauguration Ball..

They schemed away the night in vindictive misery & vowed to never ever ever give him any legislative credibility or authenticity.

Everyone knew he stole the election, and most people knew he was illegitimately squatting in the White House, so he deserved NO bi-partisan support.

They all "pinky-swore"..and the rest is history..

GW had a miserable presidency, met nothing but filibusters, derision and open rebellion against him.. He was hounded out of office after one horrible term in office.


Oh wait !!!.. THAT NEVER HAPPENED..

Why?

Because Democrats , even in their darkest hours, put the general welfare of the public ahead of their own political miseries. And even though the republicans loved to sneer, smirk and taunt us with "elections have consequences", "get over it", "Sore-Loserman", etc, most dems buckled down, swallowed their wounded pride, choked back the bitterness, and worked with GW, even though he was an idiot. They did not want to damage the political process more than it already was, and they gave legitimacy to him, even though he deserved none of it.

In hindsight, it would have been best to torment & hound him out of office, but hindsight is always 20-20, and the events of 9-11-01 would have conferred instant legitimacy to him anyway, but they could have made those first 9 months miserable for him, had they wanted to.

Political Conventions should be held in mid-August

The whole city of DC seems to be pretty "empty" then , and congress seems to be gone during most (if not all) of the month.

Pushing it near labor day...and into September seems to present a whole host of issues, from sports to weather & back again.

Maybe even July..(after the 4th)

They should also be held in places that can accommodate LARGE crowds under cover, in case of rain, so they don't have to do last-minute-scrambles like what's happening now. It's too bad that so many people will get left out now at the last minute..

I guess Kaine picked Charlotte.. bad choice during hurricane season when storms can kick up anytime..

Odd screencap from Yahoo (Michelle Obama's speech)

I know there is more after the "ho"..but they had to know how many letters would display..so why type anything


Mitt Romney watched Mrs. Obama's speech, and

then he left..




The 10 Investments That Made Paul Ryan a Millionaire

Business InsiderBy Walter Hickey | Business Insider 7 hours ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-10-investments-that-made-paul-ryan-a-millionaire.html

Thanks to the personal finance disclosure that members of congress are required to submit and the folks at the Center for Responsive Politics who maintain a database of the documents we were able to look into the investment decisions of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, who as of last week, is now the official Republican vice presidential nominee.

According to the documents, Ryan has benefited from a number of trusts and inheritances that make up most of his wealth, but his investments over the years have cemented his net worth somewhere between $927,000 and $3.2 million.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/jrKpIxD86oDy3tO4LzN7UA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/
We think that this is one of the rental properties Ryan bought. (Google Streetview)1. A brief stint as a landlord made Ryan some early cash.

As a freshman representative, Ryan bought three rental properties in his hometown of Janesville, Wisc., in Feb. 1998 He paid between $100,000 and $250,000 for the properties, financing them with a mortgage from Anchorbank SSB. He collected between $15,000 and $50,000 per year in rent from tenants, and in 2000 bought a fourth rental property. By that point the properties were worth between $250,000 and $500,000.

He flipped the real estate in 2001.

2. Ryan Limited Partnership, an investment group, has made Ryan a lot of money.

Ryan owned a 21.37% stake in RLP well before he joined Congress, and the asset has grown from a worth of $45,358 in 1998 to somewhere between $100,000 and $250,000 in 2011. That partnership has diversified its portfolio over the years, and has made a brisk trade in stocks and mutual funds. Dividends alone were worth $5,000 to $15,000 last year, although they were higher prior to the recession. Current RLP assets include Altria Group, Amazon.com, Apple, Google, McDonald's, Philip Morris, Starbucks and Visa.

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We are a punitive nation at heart

1....Not rich?..you must be lazy, undeserving, and not smart enough to get a good job..you deserve to live a miserable life, scratching to stay current with your bills

2....Food stamps user?...you must be lazy, and are definitely undeserving..you deserve scorn & derision

3....Unexpected pregnancy?..you must be stupid, careless, a harlot, or all of the aforementioned..you cannot choose what happens next.. you deserve to have to support that child alone, and don't even think of asking for help

4....In debt?....you must be a spendthrift, careless with money..

5....No health insurance?..see #1

6...Old & sick...and poor?..you did not save enough and it's too bad, but you are screwed.

7...Find yourself incarcerated?.. too bad for you.. you deserve to be punished forever..even after you serve your time..and while you are in jail, it's ok if additional harm comes your way..

The general "theme" lately seems to be all about blame & punishment...except when it comes to the super-rich/powerful who seem to be saints..just looking out for us all..

Louisiana asks for $3.4M labor emergency grant ( Say it ain't so, Bobby)

Apparently they laid too many people off..

http://www.ktbs.com/news/Louisiana-asks-for-3-4M-labor-emergency-grant/-/144844/16468862/-/4adipiz/-/index.html

Louisiana asks for $3.4M labor emergency grant

Published On: Sep 03 2012 06:02:37 PM CDT



BATON ROUGE, La. -

Louisiana's labor department is asking the federal government for $3.4 million to pay unemployed state residents to help with cleanup work after Hurricane Isaac.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Monday that it's filed a request for an emergency grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The commission estimates the grant could pay salaries for about 450 people, along with career counseling and other work force assistance. Residents directly harmed by the storm would get priority for the work.

'Green Mile' star and Chicago native Michael Clarke Duncan dies at age 54

Dammit-to-hell.. I loved that guy

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-michael-clark-duncan-obituary-20120903,0,976243.story


Tribune newspapers

6:39 p.m. CDT, September 3, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile," died Monday. He was 54. The Chicago native rose to fame playing a hulking death row inmate with a special psychic gift in the 1999 film, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. The role, which cast him opposite Tom Hanks, earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.

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Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing roughly 315 pounds, Duncan parlayed his considerable size into a career as a Hollywood security guard, working for the likes of Will Smith and the rapper Notorious B.I.G. His first movie role came in 1998's "Armageddon" with Bruce Willis; Willis later helped the fledgling actor land the "Green Mile" gig.

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Clarke had been in a romantic relationship with reality TV star the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, best known for her time on NBC's competition series "The Apprentice." The two often frequented red carpet events together, including Perez Hilton's recent 34th birthday bash and more high-profile movie premieres, like "The Green Hornet."
He suffered a myocardial infarction July 13 and never fully recovered.
Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Manigault, who was engaged to Duncan, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment.

Copyright 2012, Los Angeles Times

'Lil Pauly Ryan needs a visit from this guy

The Truth Fairy



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