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Effort To Recall Wis. Gov. Walker Starts Nov. 15

Being married to a school teacher in Wisconsin who quit teaching rather than fall under Gov. Walker's knife, coupled with my involvent in politics in Wisconsin over the last nine years, puts me a unique position

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Dwarfs Better Off Tossed Than Jobless, Florida Republican Says

I never heard of "dwarf tossing" have you? Oh yeah, here it is...right next to "politician tossing".

Jobless dwarfs should have the option of being flung around a barroom for cash rather than standing in the unemployment line, according to one Florida state lawmaker.

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Marge Simpson and First Lady Barbara Bush Exchanged Letters in 1990

Marge Simpson thought it was unfair when Barbara Bush labeled ‘The Simpsons‘ “the dumbest thing I had ever seen” during an interview the then-First Lady did in 1990.

So Marge wrote Barbara a letter in which she explained that she was “deeply hurt” by the criticism, and that she wasn’t sure why  Bush hadn’t given her family “the benefit of the doubt.”

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Obama Says No French Fries For You; Olive Garden Agrees

You know - you work hard.  You go to a restaurant.  "Order anything you want".  Sure - why not;  You're paying for it - right?

Not at Olive Garden.

Following the edict handed down from the Obama administration, the Olive Garden has become the first restaurant chain to choose for you.

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Is ‘White House Gate-Crasher’ Michaele Salahi Missing?

Michaele and Tareq Salahi, best known as the “White House gate-crashers” and the sometime stars of ‘Real Housewives of DC,’ may or may not be in the midst of a true crime drama.

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New Biography Claims Sarah Palin Had A One-Night Stand With Glen Rice In 1987

This story caught my eye. It's no big deal, but I wanted to share it with you so you could make up your own mind.

 
The National Enquirer grabbed some details from the upcoming Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book, and this chunk is too delightful not to share with you immediately. App

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Category: Books, Celebrity, Political
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Arizona Now Charges People $25 to Visit Prison Inmates

New legislation in Arizona allows the state’s Department of Corrections to impose a one-time “background check fee” of $25 on adults wishing to visit inmates at any of its 15 facilities.

Needless to say, families and prisoner advocacy groups are not happy, citing the existing costs of traveling to visit loved ones housed in prisons that are often located in remote areas.

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11 Year Old Girl Fined For Saving A Woodpecker

Criminalizing an 11 year old for saving a woodpecker from a cat?  C'mon....
An 11-year-old Virginia girl trying to rescue a baby woodpecker instead earned her mother a $535 fine when it turned out the bird was a protected species

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Food Plays An Important Role In Obama Re-Election Campaign

Forget "Let's Move!".  Ignore the new food pyramids and guidelines.  Gloss over the new garden in the backyard of the White House.  A look at the recent food items eaten by President Barack Obama while he's been on the campaign trail shows that it's a case of "eat what I say

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U.S. Bails Out Chicken Industry; This Is The Time To Fill Your Freezer

First it was the automotive industry.  Then it was the health care industry.  Then Wall Street.  Now the United States is bailing out the chicken industry -- to the tune of $40 Million.

Despite extraordinarily-low prices at the supermarket, there's a glut of chicken on the market.  Apparently people aren't buying enough of it.  So, to ease the financial strain on chicken farmers, the U.S. has placed a $40 million order for the birds.

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Michelle Obama Wins A Food Award

Apparently someone is paying attention to the "eat what I say - not as I do" campaign;  First Lady Michelle Obama was recently awarded one of the inaugural James Beard Leadership Awards.

These awards were handed out to activists, educators and business leaders who help create a “healthier, safer and more sustainable food world,” according to a release.

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Your Tax Dollars Pay To Fly Planes Without Passengers

The Essential Air Service Program provides Federal subsidies to operate and maintain airports in rural areas that don't see enough passengers to fiscally keep it open.

The airport at Ely, Nevada is one example:

Federal statistics reviewed...Press show that in 2010, just 227 passengers flew out of Ely while the airline got $1.8 million in subsidies. The travelers paid $70 to $90 for a one-way ticket. The cost to taxpayers for each ticket: $4,107.

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