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Selected News For The Week Aug 13 – Aug 19

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 13th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Selected News For The Week Aug 13 – Aug 19”

  1. heykev says:

    From the “We support job in the US desk as long as it does not come from my pocket”:

    ‘World War Z’ Movie Causes Controversy on the Web
    By Claudine Zap / Movie Talk

    Blah blah blah Brad Pitt…Blah

    “has already arrived in Glasgow to begin filming the monster-war movie. The massive enterprise includes a cast and crew of 1,200, fake sets that remake the U.K. city into “war-torn” Philadelphia, and plenty of locals to play undead extras.”

    Seems that film companies are going to extraordinary lengths to depict US locals on foreign soil. They get a better tax incentive there and no intrusive unions to contend with.

    Yet another job shipped overseas thanks to Union Labor laws.

  2. confoolshus says:

    From Townhall.com:

    Michele Bachmann and the Submissive Question

    [by Byron York]

    On “Meet the Press” Sunday, Iowa straw poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was asked to make the case that she has the “judgment and experience” to be president of the United States. Bachmann listed several qualifications — her work as a tax attorney, small-business woman, state senator in Minnesota and member of Congress — but the first thing she said was: “I have a lifetime of experience. I’m 55 years old. I’ve been married 33 years.”
    It’s not unusual for Bachmann to cite the success of her marriage as one of the reasons voters should have confidence in her as a leader. Doing that has brought attention not only to her husband, Marcus Bachmann, but also to the role he has played in her career. Voters are still getting to know Michele Bachmann, and her own speeches have sometimes put her marriage center stage.

    Which is why some observers — many of them Democratic foes of Bachmann, but some Republicans as well — are interested in something she said in 2006, during her first campaign to represent the 6th District of Minnesota in Congress. In a campaign appearance at the Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, Minn., on Oct. 15, 2006, Bachmann discussed the importance of God’s calling at critical moments in her life. She told the audience how she met Marcus Bachmann, how she earned a law degree at Oral Roberts University, and how she returned to law school for a second degree, this one in tax law.

    “My husband said, ‘Now you need to go and get a postdoctorate degree in tax law,'” Bachmann told the audience. “Tax law? I hate taxes. Why should I go and do something like that? But the Lord said, ‘Be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husband.’ And so we moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, and I went to William and Mary Law School there. … Never had a tax course in my background, never had a desire for it, but by faith, I was going to be faithful to what I felt God was calling me to do through my husband.”

    But Bachmann’s statement — in public, on stage, microphone in hand, in the context of a political campaign — raised a legitimate question. What role does her husband play in her performance in public office? With that in mind, at the Fox News-Washington Examiner debate in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 11, I asked Bachmann whether, as president, she would be submissive to her husband. …

    Will that put an end to the question? Probably not. The point of the story she told in 2006 was that she made a major career decision that she didn’t want to make because her husband told her to — because she believed God was calling her through her husband.


    Finally. A reason to like the tea party.

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