Harlem’s “Queen of Soul Food” Sylvia Woods Dies After Battling Alzheimer’s at Age 86

Sylvia Woods, Harlem's Queen of Soul Food, dies

Harlem’s “Queen of Soul Food” Sylvia Woods Dies After Battling Alzheimer’s at Age 86

NEWSFLASH:  Harlem fixture, “Queen of Soul Food,” Sylvia Woods, whose restaurant drew dignitaries and everyday people from all over the world to savor her fried chicken, died Thursday at age 86. Sylvia Woods was surrounded by her family when she passed away after battling Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Poll Finds Most Americans Say Romney Should Release Additional Tax Returns

USA TODAY/Gallup poll:   A majority of Americans, including almost a third of Republicans, say GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should release more tax returns than the two years he has promised to disclose.

“Those surveyed are divided on whether the likely Republican nominee is trying to hide anything. While 42% predict the release of additional returns would not reveal anything politically harmful, 44% believe it would include damaging information — including 15% who say they believe the revelations would be so serious that they would “show he is unfit to be president.”

This comes as Ann Romney said the they have told the public what they need to know. Um, if you are running for president of the U.S., your life is an open book to all Americans. That’s a slap in the face of all voters.

Bulgarian Press Names Suicide Bomber as Mehdi Ghezali That Left Five Israelis Dead

 

Burgas suicide bomber Mehdi Ghezali

Bulgarian Press Names Suicide Bomber as Mehdi Ghezali That Left Five Israeli Tourists Dead (Times of Israel)

NEWSFLASH:  Bulgarian press names suicide bomber who killed Israelis as Mehdi Ghezali. He reportedly blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five Israelis and a local bus driver, in the Black Sea resort of Burgas on Wednesday.

David Barton, Rick Green and Matt Barber Agree “Not Voting for Romney is a Sin”

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SMH: Right wing evangelicals David Barton, Rick Green and Matt Barber agree that not voting for Romney is a sin:

A few months ago, David Barton and Rick Green invited early’Mitt Romney supporter Jordan Sekulow onto their “WallBuilders Live” program to make the case why Religious Right votes can and should be excited about supporting Romney in the general election.’ Sekulow made the case that Romney would nominate good […]

Today, Barton and Green invited Barber on to the program to make this case to the WallBuilders listeners and the general consensus among all three was that it was a sin for any Christian not to vote for Mitt Romney:

Barber: We are admonished in Scripture to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Now the wise thing to do is to go in and support Mitt Romney because, again, the alternative is catastrophic.

Green: Absolutely. And like you said, not voting is not only a dereliction of duty, it’s really anti-Biblical. It’s actually being the servant, remember the parable where they gave the talents? It’s being the one that buried their talent. Well that was described in the Bible as being a wicked and slothful servant. I don’t want to be that one, man, I want to be one of the other guys.

Barber: Well, absolutely. Well, it’s worse than that; not voting is essentially a vote for Barack Obama because it fails to cancel out a vote for Barack Obama so it’s absolutely a dereliction of duty.

Barton: I don’t care if Romney calls himself a Mormon [and] Obama calls himself a Christian. Here’s my question: where are you on judges, because Isaiah 1:26 says the righteousness of a land is determined by the judges of the land. Who’s more biblical on judges? Romney or Obama?

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Barton: James 4:17; when you know what’s right to do and you don’t do it, that is sin.

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UPDATED: Cook County IL Corrections Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones Killed in Hit-And-Run Outside County Jail

Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones killed

IL Corrections Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones Killed in Hit-And-Run Outside County Jail

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:  Illinois Department of Corrections officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on California Avenue while walking from the sheriff’s office parking lot to the maximum security wing of the county jail just before 11:00 pm, Wednesday, Officer Down Memorial Page reports.

As she crossed the street she was struck by a van, causing her to be thrown into the path of an oncoming sheriff’s office patrol car. She was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the van fled the scene and remains at large.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Nikkii Bostic-Jones, who is survived by a husband and six year old daughter. Officer Bostic-Jones had served with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office – Department of Corrections for 10 years
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Michele Bachmann Refuses to Back Down on Claims Huma Abedin Muslim Brotherhood Mole

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Michele Bachmann Refuses to Back Down on Claims Huma Abedin Muslim Brotherhood Mole (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rep. Michele Bachmann is digging in on her “vicious and destructive” comments about Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, linking her to the Muslim Brotherhood. There’s no other way to say it, but Michele Bachmann is a f*cking bitch who can’t get her facts straight, as her former campaign manager Ed Rollins said.  He also said she was being extreme and dishonest. Perhaps even greater was the admonition she received from Sen. John McCain, who called her fingering Huma Abedin, who is married to former congressman Anthony Weiner, as a Muslim Brotherhood infiltrator “sinister” and saying they “need to stop.”

Michele Bachmann and the other dummies wrote, “Huma Abedin has three family members, her late father, her mother and her brother, connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.”

Bachmann won’t show her face on television but released a statement saying she would “not be silent as this administration appeases our enemies” and saying she wants a full investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood.

Michele Bachmann being elected is proof of the dumbing-down of America at the risk of making the U.S. a laughing stock on the world stage. I wonder if she realized that she’s taking her talking points from a wingnut. Well, birds of a feather flock together. The reality is that Michele Bachmann’s constituents deserve better than a self-righteous, bare-faced liar. Quest Love was right to deem her a “lying ass bitch” during her intro on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last year.

UPDATE#1 (07/19/12):  House Speaker John Boehner has weighed in and blasted Michele Bachmann for her reckless comments saying,  “I don’t know Huma, but from everything I do know of her, she has a sterling character. And I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous.”

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Frank Rich: “Romney’s Secrecy on Tax Returns Accentuates Mysteries in Resume”

Frank Rich slams Mitt Romney on his failure to release more tax returns saying, “the bigger problem is that his secrecy keeps accentuating all the mysteries in his resume.” Damn. Remember those hard drives in Massachusetts that he erased as he left office?

Frank Rich:  “Is there any major Republican, from George Will to Bill Kristol to Haley Barbour, who has not called for Romney to release more returns? Surely Romney himself is asking for more than two years of returns from the veep prospects he’s vetting. What Mitt doesn’t seem to realize is that whatever embarrassments are in his tax returns, the bigger problem is that his secrecy keeps accentuating all the mysteries in his resume: the erased hard drives he left behind when leaving office as Massachusetts governor; what exactly he did as a longtime lay official in the Mormon church; and, of course, what exactly he did and didn’t do at Bain and, for that matter, when he was there and not there. If he keeps trying to wait out the tax storm, it will keep growing — hitting a new peak when he finally releases the one additional year of tax returns he has agreed to disclose, and another when his veep pick is asked to release his or her tax returns.

It’s funny we aren’t hearing more about those erased hard drives in Massachusetts in the election cycle. It seems to tie into the whole “mystery” surrounding Mitt Romney’s qualifications for president.

Here’s another’s pundit’s take on the Romney Tax Returngate:

Steve Kornacki: “Maybe the calendar offers a clue about Romney’s thinking. In just over a week, the London Olympics will kick off. If you’re going to release more embarrassing tax returns, maybe that would be the ideal time?”

Ann Romney Says No More Tax Returns ‘We Given All You Need To Know’

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Ann Romney Says No More Tax Returns ‘We Given All You Need To Know’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ann Romney, wife of presumptive GOP presidential nominee, says they have given the public all they need to know about their finances. Um, really Ann? I didn’t realize you were running for the White House.

“You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he’s been financially,” she said. “He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person who is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary for four years.”

Ann Romney told ABC News she thinks the Obama campaign’s attacks on her husband have been “beneath the dignity of the presidency.” And she said people will decide whom to vote for based on whether their lives would be better under Mitt Romney than President Barack Obama. Source

She said that ultimately she believes voters are “going to fire the coach.”

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Actor Morgan Freeman Gives $1 Million to Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action

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Actor Morgan Freeman Gives $1 Million to Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Actor Morgan Freeman gives $1 million to Obama super PAC, PAC Priorities USA Action. Freeman praised President Obama’s record and Priorities USA for its role in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Politico:  “President Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances.  He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American. He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court. In return, he is the target of hundreds of millions of dollars from right-wing sources,” Freeman said. “I am proud to lend my voice — and support — to those who defend him. Priorities USA Action is doing a great job of protecting the values I believe in.  I am happy to help them and I hope others will join me.”

You go Morgan, show them what you are working with! This is coming from the same person who said President Obama isn’t the first black president, but the first biracial president. Go figure.

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