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Unlike President Obama, who spent way too much time in the Harvard faculty lounge, Mitt Romney is in touch with the American public.

He knows how it feels to work a blue-collar job and worry about getting a pink slip.

He puts his poncho on one neck at a time.

He's concerned about protecting America's most vulnerable people.

He recognizes that moms drive the economy.

He enjoys watching sporting events with his good friends.

He understands that $480,115 is not a lot of money.

And, he likes to be able to fire people who provide him services.

In fact, just about the only area where Romney's views diverge from the American public involves the height of the trees in Michigan.

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Preempted for French Open coverage.

Face the Nation: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D); AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; Watergate Reporters Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).

This Week: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod; Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum (R); Roundtable: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), Conseravtive Commentator Ann Coulter and Former White House Environmental Adviser Van Jones.

Fox News Sunday: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R); President of the National Education Association Dennis Van Roekel; AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee; Roundtable: Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Charles Lane (Washington Post), Sociopath Liz Cheney and Mara Liasson (NPR/Fox News).

State of the Union: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA); Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Reliable Sources: Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post); David Shuster (Current TV); Terrence Smith (Formerly of PBS); Christina Bellantoni (PBS); Paul Farhi (Washington Post); David Sanger (New York Times); Historian Douglas Brinkley.

The Chris Matthews Show: Dan Rather (HDNet); John Harris (Politico); Nia Malika-Henderson (Washington Post); Kathleen Parker (Washington Post).

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Rwanda President Paul Kagame; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D); NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I).

Up with Chris Hayes: TBD.

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: an interview with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (preview); a report on the hnting of exotic, sometimes endangered animals in the United States (preview); and, an interview with "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (preview).

Virtually Speaking Sundays on Blog Talk Radio will feature: Stuart Zechman and New York Democratic District Leader Paul Newell.

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart weighed New York City's potential criminalization of large amounts of soda against New York state's potential decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana.

The Daily Show

Monday: Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Tuesday: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Wednesday: Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal

Thursday: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones

And Stephen Colbert took issue with The New York Times' treatment of Mitt Romney.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Actor Martin Sheen

Tuesday: Author Will Allen

Wednesday: Musician/Author Gregg Allman

Thursday: Author Steve Coll


Sarah Palin offered up her expert opinion on the meaning of the Wisconsin recall results, and the selfishness of union "thugs."

"I think the Democrats understand that the president’s 'no show' represents the fact that Obama’s goose is cooked," Palin said during a 15-minute interview on Fox News, where she is employed as a commentator. "This vote embracing austerity and fiscal responsibility is the complete opposite of what President Obama and the White House represents today…. Well, Wisconsin wasn't gonna put up with that, the rest of the nation won’t put up with that. He had to stay away."

Palin also described pro-recall union leaders as "thugs," said she had "not an ounce of empathy or sympathy” for the losing side in the hard-fought campaign. "Maybe it’s the union leadership," said Palin, "those thugs who wanted to deceive their members into believing that growing government was the answer. Well, perhaps it's those union leaders who need to be recalled and replaced with those who understand what perhaps a union role could be in state government – not a selfish role, not a role that allows government to continue to grow and create an insolvent situation for a state."


Like me, you probably assumed that Orly Taitz, DDS, Esq. failed to garner enough votes to qualify for the November CA-Sen ballot because she's a fucking lunatic. But you were wrong. Apparently, it's because of Kenyan voting machines and judges. Or something.

"The secretary of State of CA will continue counting the ballots until July 13. Currently I am 4th among 23 challengers to Feinstein. I will update you on the numbers, as more ballots are received, however the numbers are suspiciously off all 4 polls taken from March 7 until June 3rd. This is the reason, why first and for most we need transparency in the voting mchines.

At the moment nobody has a clue, how these machines are programmed. There is a high probability that different values were given to votes cast for different candidates. In Germany all electronic voting machines and electronic balot counting machines were banned because those are so easily rigged.

The fact that 4 polls were conducted, will help build a case for the need to ban the electronic voting machines and bring elections back to the people. The problem is that the judges are the product of these rigged elections: either they are a direct product of rigged elections or an indirect product, as appointees of the politicians, who are themselves the result of the rigged elections. It is hard to find a judge, who will be willing to do a thing to bring transparency back to elections and to bring transparency and accountability back to the White House and remove the criminal out of the White House."

And, in other news from Crazy World...

Rand Paul's decision to endorse Mitt Romney set off a firestorm of criticism in the Paulosphere.

"Rand is dead to me," wrote, Ruffusthedog at the Daily Paul, a heavily-visited pro-Paul website. "He should have never done this." "Rand Paul is a sell out," user Alxnz exclaimed. "He just lost my vote in 2016." "All he had to do was not open his mouth," wrote user Conalmc. Others even took their anger out on Ron Paul himself. "What will it be Old Man Ron? Will you be forever remembered as the leader in the greatest liberty movement since 1776, or will you go down as Benedict Arnold incarnate," threatened lionsuar7788. "We will never vote for Romney or your flimsy son."
More hilarious reactions here.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

- Trix

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