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  • Gloria Allred & Marta Kauffman On Respect Rally, Sundance Docu & Justice

    01/20/2018 6:09:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 1-20-18 | Dominic Patten
    A long time fighter for women’s rights and civil rights, Allred has taken on Trump, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein in the past year in the courts and in the court of public opinion as allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault have instigated potentially transformative movements in Hollywood.
  • Describe Trump's first year in one word

    01/18/2018 12:07:19 PM PST · by leaymane · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/2018 | Daniel Allott
    My group of respondents is made up of people I have met over the course of the last year while reporting from eight counties that were pivotal in the 2016 presidential election. Some I met through friends or political or activist organizations, but most I encountered at county fairs or festivals, churches, bars or restaurants. My sample skews somewhat toward Trump voters and supporters, but there are also plenty of Democrats. As I expected, most of my respondents had either only good or bad things to say about the president’s first year. Among the positive one-word responses were: “diligent,” “decisive,”...
  • Mitt Romney Uses Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Attack Donald Trump

    01/16/2018 5:49:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday morning to attack President Donald Trump, using the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to suggest that Trump is a racist. Romney wrote: “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & ‘charity for all.'”
  • Jeb Bush backs Romney for Utah Senate run

    01/16/2018 4:15:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2018 | Olivia Beavers
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) on Monday threw his support behind former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is reportedly weighing a Senate run in Utah. Bush's endorsement on Twitter comes shortly after Romney criticized President Trump for reportedly describing African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week.
  • More Mitt and the Mutt

    06/29/2007 6:31:13 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies · 863+ views
    Time ^ | June 29, 2007 | Ana Marie Cox
    Yesterday, Mitt told Pittsburgh reporters that Seamus the Setter "loved" his 12 hour open-air thrill ride on top of the family station wagon and that he "liked fresh air." If all the Romneys express their love for fresh air the same way as Seamus, I think his administration might have a more immediate enivornmental pollution problem than global warming on its, uhm, hands. Also this explains why the Gov has no problem with waterboarding, no matter if the detainees react in a similar Seamus-ian way. It's like a refreshing swim! RELATED: The Romney family pets turn to God in their...
  • Santorum Team Doggedly Resurrects Romney’s Seamus Tale (Mitt's Cruelty to Animals)

    03/19/2012 5:26:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/19/12 | Amy Bingham
    Seamus the Irish setter may have died years ago, but the now-infamous story of his rooftop ride has been more firmly cemented into the narrative of the 2012 campaign than his retaliatory excrement was plastered to the back window of the Romney family station wagon during that fateful trip 20 years ago. The Santorum campaign has referenced Mitt Romney’s treatment of his dog Seamus four times over the past week as an anecdote that purportedly calls into question the former governor’s character. -snip- “If you can’t be nice to your dog, who are you going to be nice to?”
  • Mitt Romney’s roof-riding dog Seamus will be focus of new super PAC

    04/01/2012 11:47:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 33 replies ^ | 3/2812 | Glen Johnson
    Seamus the Irish Setter is getting his own super PAC. Politico reported today Democrat Bob McDevitt has filed paperwork to launch the super PAC Animal Lovers Against Romney. It will tell the tale, first publicized by the Globe, of Mitt Romney’s decision to put his dog in a kennel attached to his station wagon roof for a family trip from Massachusetts to Canada. McDevitt told Politico his goal is to “get the message out just how callous in temperament Mitt Romney is.” The group’s website,, is being launched next week. The super PAC, meanwhile, is aiming Internet ads at...
  • Why Romney's 'dog on car roof' story makes him unfit to be president

    01/14/2012 10:48:30 AM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 123 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2012 | Lanny Davis
    It might be unseemly to bring this up just as Mitt Romney celebrates his win in New Hampshire on Tuesday night and seems to be a strong front-runner for the GOP nomination. But the story of his putting his dog in a carrier on his car roof for a 12-hour family trip is spreading again on the Internet and disturbs me the more I learn about it. And I am betting the more it gets out, the more votes Romney loses — red, blue and purple. When, in a campaign debate, Romney opposed allowing a non-documented worker who has lived...
  • Romney's Treatment of Family Dog On 1983 Vacation Becomes [2008 Campaign] Issue

    06/30/2007 9:23:48 AM PDT · by hardback · 77 replies · 1,270+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Friday, June 29, 2007 06:31 PM | James F. Smith
    The Globe's disclosure this week that Mitt Romney put his Irish setter into a dog carrier on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour trip to Ontario in 1983 has become a surprising flashpoint in the presidential campaign. has been flooded with more than 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty, YouTube viewers have posted videos, and hundreds of blogs are brimming with opinions. For some, the story has become an occasion to consider larger issues of ethics and animal abuse. Romney, who has built an image as a strong manager, is now facing concerns about...
  • Romney ties his dog to the roof of his car in an airtight kennel?! (And laughs about it: VIDEO)

    01/07/2012 4:58:27 PM PST · by BagCamAddict · 102 replies
    You Tube / Fox News ^ | 12-14-11 | Levernius
    Watch the video. Romney laughs almost the entire video. Although it was against the law to transport people or animals on top of vehicles, Romney's excuse was that he didn't know about the law. Nevermind the fact that the dog had diarrhea in the kennel during the trip.
  • Inmate slated to die by firing squad asks Utah Supreme Court to halt execution

    01/11/2018 12:39:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | January 11. 2018
    A man who has spent decades on death row for the kidnapping, torture and murder of a southern Utah student is asking the state's top court to halt his execution. In a hearing before the Utah Supreme Court on Wednesday, attorneys for Michael Anthony Archuleta argued that he is intellectually disabled. Archuleta is facing execution for the 1988 torture killing of Gordon Church. Archuleta, now 55, was sentenced to die for the gruesome murder of Church, who was at the time a Southern Utah State College student. Church, 28, was shocked with a car battery, raped with a tire iron...
  • Mitt Romney’s biggest backer wants him to jump into Senate race [The Wife]

    01/10/2018 11:16:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 10, 2018 | Matt Viser
    As Mitt Romney considers whether to run for an open US Senate seat in Utah, the person who can most influence him is encouraging him to get into the race: his wife, Ann. Ann Romney — a confidante for nearly all of Romney’s adult life and frequent catalyst for his political ambitions — is fully supporting a campaign for Senate, another strong indicator he will run, according to four people close to the Romneys. Her own battle with multiple sclerosis is not a major factor, with all signs indicating that her health remains strong, the people said.
  • Romney To Utah Congressional Delegation: “Who’s Going To Stand Up To Trump?”

    01/09/2018 6:28:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 8, 2017 | Allahpundit
    A fun leftover from this Friday profile of Romney’s sureshot Senate campaign in Utah. News broke this afternoon that he was treated successfully for prostate cancer this past year, a personal detail that doubtless would have remained private unless he was about to reenter public life and wanted any information that might give voters pause disclosed early, before his next campaign begins in earnest. He’s getting in. And he’s going full anti-Trump.

    01/07/2018 5:51:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    The idea that the corporate media is floating about Mitt Romney “assuming” the senate seat of Orin Hatch is disheartening and underscores the short memories of political pundits who have forgotten the cloud of corruption and crimes that surround Unfit Mitt. We are going to remind you of that history and put into perspective the crimes that Unfit Mitt carried out with seeming impunity. Mitt’s true history cannot be told unless the criminal milieu that he worked within is described beforehand. Only when you get the picture of this crime syndicate and their incredible power and political reach, will you...
  • Is Mitt the Next McCain?

    01/07/2018 5:44:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 63 replies ^ | 1/5/18 | David Catanese
    With Sen. John McCain in the twilight of his career, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee sees a coming void in the Trump era. As he's expressed his desire to join the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney has privately revealed that a driving purpose of his service would be to emulate a former rival and fellow foiled Republican presidential nominee: Sen. John McCain. "There's got to be somebody who can stand up to the president," Romney told members of the Utah congressional delegation in recent weeks, according to a person with knowledge of his comments. "Who's going to stand up to Trump?"
  • Utah Joins States Who Prohibit Destruction of Valuable Firearms

    01/05/2018 5:54:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( Utah has joined the growing list of states that forbid the destruction of valuable firearms. The law is as rational as can be. Why destroy valuable property when it can be sold and the proceeds used for the public good?Why destroy perfectly legal guns so that gun manufacturers can make more profits? If older guns are destroyed, there are plenty of new guns to meet the demand. Utah's new law went into effect on January 1, 2017.From Another new law says authorities can sell abandoned guns or give them to a firearms dealer for sale or to...
  • Utah man accused of threatening to kill Trump

    01/03/2018 8:32:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 11:01 PM ET, Wed January 3, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    A Utah man faces criminal charges after allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump, according to an indictment filed Wednesday. The grand jury in central Utah returned the indictment showing multiple charges against Travis Luke Dominguez of threatening the President, the police and later people in a Utah movie theater complex, a bank and another business. “I’m a Navy SEAL,” the indictment quoted Dominguez, 33, as saying. “I woke up and decided going to kill the president Donald Trump today. Please forgive me and then I will die by suicide by cop.” The indictment went on to quote Dominguez as...
  • Hatch: Romney would have my support i

    01/03/2018 5:37:03 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/18 | Josh Delk
    Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have his support if he runs to take his place in the Senate. Hatch's remarks come a day after the 83-year-old senator announced his retirement. President Trump had urged Hatch to stay in the seat, reportedly as an attempt to block Romney from taking the Senate spot. "There's no question that he loves Utah and wants to support Utah any way he can. And I'm hopeful he'll run, because he would be just fine," Hatch said in a radio interview on Utah's Morning News program....
  • An Unfond Farewell to Un-statesman Orrin Hatch

    01/02/2018 9:27:21 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 51 replies ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    The longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history announced this week that he will finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally retire. That's seven "finallys" -- one for each of the consecutive six-year terms Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, served. He begin his occupancy in 1976, when all phones were dumb, the 5.25-inch floppy disk was cutting-edge, the very first Apple computer went on sale for $666.66, the Concorde was flying high, O.J. Simpson was a hero, Blake Shelton was a newborn, the first MRI was still a blueprint, and I was a gap-toothed first-grader wearing corduroy bell-bottoms crushing on Davy Jones....
  • Romney Changes Location on Twitter as Utah Senate Seat Opens [Bloomberg Link Only]

    01/02/2018 4:53:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | January 2, 2017 | Sahil Kapur