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  •  Sembler is A Douchebag Extraordinaire... (6+ / 0-)

    He ran Straight, Inc, a reefer-mad torture program for teens in the 70s - yes, they killed kids in the name of 'mara-ju-wanna ree-hab; he wass also the DIRECTOR for Scooter Libby's "Defense Fund".

    His wife is another Bush-kissing freak, sort of An Evil Aunt Bea with a mouth covered in the foam of reefer madness.

    Jeb Bush created "Betty Sembler Day" just to celebrate the utter freakishness of her.

    Bad people without one redeeming quality, other than MAYBE you could use them for parts, but their parts are old and fucking stupid.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 11:56:15 AM PST

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    •  And in the post-bush years... (6+ / 0-)
      But the real icon of drug policy in Romney’s campaign, deeply involved to this day, is Melvin Sembler, a Florida strip-mall magnate who was a national fundraising chair for Romney in 2008 and is again a Florida State Co-Chair for Romney’s finance committee. Sembler, whose office is across Tampa Bay from where the Republican National Convention is taking place, held the first GOP fundraiser for Paul Ryan after Romney tapped him as his VP.
      Sembler is militant in his support not only of the drug war but of foreign wars in general, cofounding, along with Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino owner and Romney backer to the tune of $100 million, “Freedom’s Watch,” a group that spent millions to advocate intensifying the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Both Sembler and Adelson accompanied Romney on his July trip to Israel.

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:04:13 PM PST

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