Writers more talented than I can talk about Mitt Romney‘s flip-flops on important issues like Roe vs Wade. In the video above, Romney is asked how his Mormon religion would affect his decisions if he were President. The question is clearly made to him AND ROMNEY EVADES THE QUESTION. What is he hiding? Why won’t he talk about the Mormon Church? Why does he make a distinction between christians and mormons? Candidate Romney states in the video that he has “the love of the American people.” Huh? Come again, Mitt. How do you gauge that supposed love?
Guy Smiley, Romney Look-a-Like
I look forward to seeing and hearing Romney justify making millions by doing what Gordon Gecko did in the movie “Wallstreet.” He bought companies, sold off their assets and fired the American people. He is reported to have $500 million dollars yet served chilli when he announced his candidacy for President. [It was not the lead story in the local papers...thanks to Sarah Palin whose hunger for celebrity sucked up all the oxygen in the state that day.]
"Be careful, Clara. That's a fine specimen. As for me, LOOK OUT RYAN REYNOLDS!
“February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.” [Wikipedia]
“In the British Isles, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years. While it has been claimed that the tradition was initiated by Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in 5th century Ireland, this is dubious, as the tradition has not been attested before the 19th century. Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation ranged from a kiss to £1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow. In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap year day, February 29, or to the medieval (bissextile) leap year day, February 24″.[Wikipedia]
I knew Stephen Colbert can sing. He has sung on Broadway. But, I didn’t know that he had an operatic voice, too! Listen to the world’s greatest tenor (and a personal favorite), Placido Domingo from Spain, sing with Stephen Colbert:
Placido Domingo and Stephen Colbert Sing a Classic Duet
Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday”, is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Saturday, February 18, 2012 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities.
Mr Karzai is likely to tackle claims that Pakistani military personnel continue to support the insurgency.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to join the meeting later for talks focusing on trade issues.
Earlier, the Afghan leader told the Wall Street Journal that he had already started discussions with the Taliban.
“There have been contacts between the US government and the Taliban, there have been contacts between the Afghan government and the Taliban,” he said in an interview published on Thursday.
“And there have been some contacts that we have made, all of us together, including the Taliban.”
He said Pakistan’s co-operation would make the process easier. MORE
I just learned that the soon-to-be ex-Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, plans to use part of the money that President Obama just secured for mortgage holders who are underwater, TO PLUG UP THE HOLE IN THE STATE BUDGE! Republican governors had done this before. They decried The Stimuls, yet, posed for the photo with the giant-size ceremonial check…and then they used the stimulus money to balance their state budgets. I cannot wait until he is recalled!
Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping has called on the US to recognise Beijing’s one-state policy and to oppose moves towards independence for Taiwan and Tibet.
Speaking at an event hosted by the US-China Business Council and the National Council on US-China Relations, he said he hoped the US would “truly honour” its commitments to recognising the territories as part of China.
The former Massachusetts governor comes off an embarrassing trio of losses Tuesday, but he was already ahead in the delegate race. Before the Maine results CNN estimated he had 115 out of 1,144 needed to win the nomination to challenge President Barack Obama.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not actively compete in the state’s caucuses.
The caucuses were mostly held between February 4 and 11; at stake were 21 delegates, to be committed proportionally. The results were compiled by the Maine Republican Party and kept secret until tonight. [CNN]
Ron Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Ron Paul spoke and said that his campaign is about “freedom and liberty.” By that he means every individual is free to live himself and maintain the fruits of their labor and makes an emphasis on property rights, as in deciding who can and cannot enter your Woolworths and sit at the counter and be served. How can Ron and Rand deny that those newsletters under Ron Paul’s name, MUST HAVE BEEN RACIST AS CHARGED! I wonder if supporters of Ron Paul know what he REALLY stands for. Do they really want to reverse time and take the country back to the 1700s or 1800s? Personally, I’ll die before I’ll be a slave…and then you can bury me in my grave!
I hope you are enjoying the many features offered on the website. I added two new features on the sidebar: A Countdown to an Event and a link to SeniorLiving Partnership. Perhaps you are a senior or have a senior that you love who might be interested in the more than helpful information provided. [That feature needs to be tweaked but works!] —GoodOleWoody 02-09-12 5:39PM