Romney’s father, George Romney was born in the Mormon colonies in northern Mexico in 1907 to a family of American Mormons who fled to Mexico when the United States government cracked down on the practice of plural marriage. According to the Mormon Church’s Family Search service, Romney’s great-grandfather, Miles Park Romney, had five wives. George served as governor of Michigan and was a member of the Nixon Urban Development cabinet, ran as a presidential candidate, and was a CEO of the American Motor Company.

While the Obama campaign has ruled Romney’s faith off-limits, it was the subject of some attacks from evangelicals during the GOP primary. Spokeswoman Lis Smith:

"Attacking a candidate’s religion is out of bounds, and our campaign will not engage in it, and we don’t think others should either,"

—> A few things.

- Wouldn’t you think that since Mittens’ father immigrated to America and was able to gather considerable wealth and hold many public office positions he’d be in favor of, in particular, Mexicans immigrating to the states?

- Wow! Mittens looks a whole lot like his father. Geezus.

- Why would someone born in Mexico think he could be the President? 

- The Romney family fled the US when they didn’t like the rules and then came back to make a shit ton of money. George tried to hide that he was a Mexican native. And now Mittens wants to put all kinds of laws on women, immigrants, poor people, etc.

This is where I found the story. Audio only from the Joe Rogan podcast w/ Vice magazine's Shane Smith.

fishingboatproceeds:

The next debt crisis.

(Source: think-progress, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

Johannes Mehserle, Ex-BART Cop Convicted of Killing Oscar Grant, Wants His Job Back | SF Weekly

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART cop who spent nearly a year [only 11 months of his two-year sentence, after he was released last year on good behavior] in prison for shooting dead Oscar Grant at a BART station in 2009, asked an appeals court today to overturn his conviction so that he can get a job in law enforcement again.
Mehserle was convicted in 2010 for the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day in 2009. Mehserle says he didn’t mean to shoot Grant, who was unarmed and lying face down on the Fruitvale BART platform when he was killed. Mehserle argued in court that he meant to grab for his Taser, but accidentally pulled out his gun and fired one shot in Grant’s back, killing him instantly. The shooting was recorded by other BART passengers, which was used as evidence in his trial.
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fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

Johannes Mehserle, Ex-BART Cop Convicted of Killing Oscar Grant, Wants His Job Back | SF Weekly

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART cop who spent nearly a year [only 11 months of his two-year sentence, after he was released last year on good behavior] in prison for shooting dead Oscar Grant at a BART station in 2009, asked an appeals court today to overturn his conviction so that he can get a job in law enforcement again.

Mehserle was convicted in 2010 for the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day in 2009. Mehserle says he didn’t mean to shoot Grant, who was unarmed and lying face down on the Fruitvale BART platform when he was killed. Mehserle argued in court that he meant to grab for his Taser, but accidentally pulled out his gun and fired one shot in Grant’s back, killing him instantly. The shooting was recorded by other BART passengers, which was used as evidence in his trial.

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(Source: hatefulatheist, via bunnybundy)

How unpopular can Obama get? Texas INMATE gets 41 per cent of votes against President in West Virginia's CLOSED primary.

  • Prisoner Keith Russell Judd got 40% of vote in West Virginia to Obama’s 60%
  • Inmate 11593-051 got on ballot by paying $2,500 fee and filing forms
  • Attracting 15% of vote normally qualifies candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention
  • He has run for president in every election since 1996.
  • Finished third in the 2008 Idaho Democratic primary with 734 votes, or 1.7 percent.
  • Lists his religion as Rastafarian-Christian.

Inmate Keith Judd, 53, is serving 17 years for extortion at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution. He was sentenced in 1999 for making threats against the University of New Mexico and is due to be released on June 24 next year.

In West Virginia Democrats, simply running against Obama is enough. ‘I voted against Obama’ said Ronnie Brown, a 43-year-old electrician from Cross Lanes who called himself a conservative Democrat. When asked which presidential candidate he voted for, Brown said, “That guy out of Texas.”

Judd was able to get on the state ballot by paying a $2,500 fee and filing a form known as a notarized certification of announcement, said Jake Glance, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office.

According to the Charleston Gazette, Judd circulated his political standpoints to local media. These include opposing national health care reform on the grounds that it violates the 10th Amendment. He also cites the U.S. Constitution, saying that incarcerated felons should not be disqualified from voting.