Marianne Williamson has already accepted more than 1 million in campaign contributions, well ahead of all other candidates, yet she claims she wants campaign financ reform.  Interesting?
Tiger Sharp April 22, 2014 at 07:10 am
Roske and Herd. I used to think Marianne had it but she's not even from here (Houston). It sadensRead More me to think she can't donate that money to charity and set an example of spirituality that she is so good at. She's like a mom saying to her daughter "Don't smoke crack" while the mom has a million in crack in her purse! Too bad, Marianne seemed so innocent. She's no better than the rest of em. Brent Roske and Mark M. Herd for Congress!
Lisa April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
Obviously, one has to either have their own money, or raise it to win a political race. If you'dRead More done a bit of research on Marianne, you'd know that she had placed a $250 limit on campaign contributions. That's more than I can say for most politicians. Yes, I suppose she could donate that money to charity, but if she wins the election, she'll be able to help far more people. Your argument holds no weight, especially because she's already been giving generously to charities for years. Also, comparing her to a mother who has huge amount of crack in her purse, is over the top ridiculous. It sounded like the kind of comment a Republican candidate would make, in order to hijack the conversation away from what's truly important: The issues.
venicebeachpress.com April 23, 2014 at 06:25 am
Thank you, but your confused. Marianne is bringing 1 million into the race. That's like buying anRead More election. Her only problem is the other scumbags also want to buy the same race. Listen, money is money and she is full of it. She aint walkin the walk, she's just talking the talk. So is Ted Lieusr, Wendy Cruel and a few others.
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Jim B. April 22, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Tim, since you are still getting your "news" from unsolicited emails, here's a little MLKRead More for you (I happen to know a bit about the Rev. Dr.....): In Chapter 23 of his autobiography, Dr. King writes this about the 1964 Republican National Convention: "The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right. The “best man” at this ceremony was a senator whose voting record, philosophy, and program were anathema to all the hard-won achievements of the past decade. Senator Goldwater had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated. On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America, I had no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that did not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy." Dr. King barnstormed the country on behalf on Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Dr. King called Johnson’s win a “great victory for the forces of progress and a defeat for the forces of retrogress.” Here is what King had to say about Ronald Reagan, the hero of modern Republicans: "When a Hollywood performer, lacking distinction even as an actor can become a leading war hawk candidate for the Presidency, only the irrationalities induced by a war psychosis can explain such a melancholy turn of events." Finally, in 2008, King’s son Martin Luther King III said “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican.” Stop opening your unsolicited emails, Tim; they're dumbing you way down, pal.
CLaude Todoroff April 23, 2014 at 02:50 am
Thank you Michelle and Barack Obama aka Jim and Sally for your post. It is so refreshing to hear howRead More the GOP is racist etc. The Democraps are so wonderful having destroyed the black family. Please tell us what the Democraps have ever done for minorities? Let me sum it up for you what the Democraps think about minorities. You folks just can't make it on your own without the help of big government. The Democrap controlled legislature couldn't even stand up to the teachers union and support the dismissal of those 2 perverted teachers in L.A. Unified. The state and cities are in the mess they are in because your party sold their vote to the government employee unions for these huge pensions that are guaranteed by the taxpayer if the economy busts while the rest of us don't have our IRAs or 401k plans bailed out. You steal elections (see Al Franken) and when voter ID laws are passed you call them racist. Why don't you go to LAX and call the airlines racist for asking for ID? North Carolina just did a study that showed 32,000 voters voted twice in 2014. How about the mummified woman who was recently found in the Detroit area who had been dead since 2008 but who voted in 2010. Look at how the senate votes were bought to pass Obamacare. The Lousiana Purchase and the Cornhusket Kickback. Have you noticed that the big cities almost all have Democraps running them and they are one by one started filing for bankruptcy. Who will be next - Los Angeles, NYC or Chitown? Then we have Barney Frank who got suckered by his boy friend who was running a male prostitution service while Barney was in the halls of Congress screwing the American people. How about Barney's boyfriend who had a marijuana plantation in Barney's patio and ol' Barney was clueless it was pot. Or Barney screwing this guy from Freddi Mac while his playmate was ruining our real estate loans. The corruption in the Democrap party is incredible and then along come Obama, Rev. Jackson and his side kick Al playing the race card. Go take your lies someplace else because we are tired of them.
Jim B. April 23, 2014 at 07:46 am
Angrier than usual, aren't you, Claude? Nice to see you're the stenographer for the usual laundryRead More list of right-wing talking points, half-truths, and outright B.S. Not surprising. When a Democrat wins a close race, Republicans always claim it was stolen. Without those type of baseless attacks, Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck would go out of business. Voter fraud swinging elections? Ha ha ha ha!!!! Too much talk radio, buddy: Election law scholar Rick Hasen says that, while researching "The Voting Wars," he "tried to find a single case" since 1980 when "an election outcome could plausibly have turned on voter-impersonation fraud." He couldn't find one. News21, an investigative-journalism group, has reported that voter impersonation at the polls is a "virtually non-existent" problem. After conducting an exhaustive analysis of election-crime prosecutions since 2000, it identified only seven convictions for impersonation fraud. None of those cases involved conspiracy. Lorraine Minnite, a public-policy professor at Rutgers, collated decades of electoral data for her 2010 book, "The Myth of Voter Fraud," and came up with some striking statistics. In 2005, for example, the federal government charged many more Americans with violating migratory-bird statutes than with perpetrating election fraud, which has long been a felony. "It makes no sense for individual voters to impersonate someone. It's like committing a felony at the police station, with virtually no chance of affecting the election outcome." A report by the Times in 2007 also found election fraud to be rare. During the Bush Administration, the Justice Department initiated a five-year crackdown on voter fraud, but only eighty-six people were convicted of any kind of election crime. Hasen said that he respects many other conservative advocates in his area of expertise, but dismisses scholars who allege widespread voter-impersonation fraud. "I see them as foot soldiers in the Republican army," he says. "It's just a way to excite the base. They are hucksters. They're providing fake scholarly support. They're not playing fairly with the facts. And I think they know it." [The New Yorker, 10/29/12] Your Barney Frank laundry list leads me to believe that you simply don't like him because he's gay. Your cynical linking of President Obama with Revs. Jackson and Sharpton makes it sound like black people make you a little uncomfortable, too. Barney's boyfriend was busted for possession on their own property; Barney was present at the time. In case you haven't noticed, marijuana possession isn't treated like "Reefer Madness" anymore. Who cares? BTW, buddy, I'm not a Democrat. Sorry to burst your narrow little bubble.
Author, Wellness Expert, Visionary, Dr. Leslie Hewitt DC
Checks Facts April 21, 2014 at 09:32 pm
In June 2012, a local court in Rimini, Italy, ruled that the MMR vaccination had caused autism in aRead More 15-month-old boy. The court relied heavily on the discredited Lancet paper and largely ignored the scientific evidence presented to it. The decision is under appeal. The MMR vaccine controversy centered around the 1998 publication of a fraudulent research paper in the medical journal The Lancet that lent support to the subsequently discredited claim that colitis and autism spectrum disorders could be caused by the combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The media has been heavily criticized for its naïve reporting and for lending undue credibility to the architect of the fraud, Andrew Wakefield. Investigations by Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer revealed that Wakefield had multiple undeclared conflicts of interest, had manipulated evidence, and had broken other ethical codes. The Lancet paper was partially retracted in 2004 and fully retracted in 2010, and Wakefield was found guilty by the General Medical Council of serious professional misconduct in May 2010 and was struck off the Medical Register, meaning he could no longer practice as a doctor. In 2011, Deer provided further information on Wakefield's improper research practices to the British medical journal, BMJ, which in a signed editorial described the original paper as fraudulent. The scientific consensus is that no evidence links the vaccine to the development of autism, and that the vaccine's benefits greatly outweigh its risks.
Harry Chauncy April 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Thanks to Check Facts for portraying the situation more accurately. I personally find it appallingRead More that this misinformation is being so cavalierly disseminated by Ms. Hewitt. I would like to see her assume some legal liability for the unfortunate results of parents being discouraged from giving their children this proven vaccine due to this sensationalized, slanted and inaccurate advice. This hubris seems borderline criminal to me. Just one step removed from Pakistanis refusing polio vaccine because they believe it is a CIA plot.
andy fischer April 23, 2014 at 06:52 am
John and Max don't "think": They parrot the brainwashing they received as children.
Max Smart April 23, 2014 at 07:41 am
"The problem is not gay people, it is the ignorance of those who do not understand it and thusRead More demonize it in their own hearts." Really, Double D? Who are you trying to convince? Me or yourself?
Max Smart April 23, 2014 at 08:50 am
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
mimi April 20, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey Snow - I think you are giving us a snow job. Don't take that wrong- it's more interestingRead More that way.