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Tonight will be the last diary for this week barring a news development of gargantuan proportions - like DICK surrendering himself to the DOJ for his shenanigans during GWB's reign, $aint $arah from Wasilla declaring she likes girls & getting married to her long - time female companion in MA, stuff like that. ;D

It's time for "this day in history." On this date in 1844, Brigham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons following the killing of Joseph Smith. And, how ironic would it be to discover that 1 of his spouses was of the male persuasion?! On this date in 1876, Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph. The next day, his office assistant discovered an "alternate use" for the mimeograph ink. ;D On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced he would resign following damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal. Those "damaging revelations" showed that 'ol Dick Nixon WAS a crook after all!

Let's add some SPARK to our evening. :D So, was this sucker spying on all those hippies in San Francisco? Beer drinkers gotta be lovin' this news! Here are some old timey freak show photos to get us all ready for the freak show in Tampa in a few weeks. Finally, I could SO SEE a big 'ol stoner making a horrible mistake some late night!

On with The Rachel Maddow Show...

"Stop Helping" - The MENSA freak show begins in Tampa in just over 2 weeks; the Mittwit has yet to announce his VP pick. 3 finalists are supposedly Rob Portman, Paul "Kill Medicare" Ryan, & Tim Pawl...ZZZzzzzz...OOPS! ;) So, no Marco Rubio - maybe because of all the ethics shenanigans going on around him? According to him, if you didn't like RomneyCare, you could always leave MA. Cute! The Mittwit spokeslady on FAUX News today said the guy in the newest poignant ad said he should've moved to MA to get healthcare. Ain't it a shame we don't have a national program like that? Wait...what...huh...oh... NEVER MIND! ;D Also today, the Mittwit sent Newtie the Gingrich to be his nation - wide spokesdude on...wait for it...WELFARE REFORM. Mittwit ain't the Mittwit for nothing! He wants the angry righteous indignation all over the country - with just a tint of racial resentment. Man, I've seen way more of these clown car meetings tonight than I EVER DID while they were actually happening. *&^%$#@! Now, the Mittwit needs to bring out the crazy from all the previous MENSA candidates to gin up enthusiasm for his pathetic self. Trump the Rump is even doing something "very very major" at the freak show in Tampa. What will his hair say? Why do we need to see President Obama's passport or college records? Trump the Rump apparently doesn't know what magna cum laude means. Eugene Robinson gets to follow up Trump the Rump - lucky! ;D MENSA voters for the most part didn't vote for the crazy; they voted for the Mittwit. Well, Mittwit had/has a lot of $$$$ for ads & such. Mr. Eugene thinks that if the Mittwit doesn't have the MENSA base now, he won't win. They certainly won't vote for President Obama, but they could just opt to stay home.

"Democrats Run the Table in Last Night's Primaries" - MI will probably lose a reliably - MENSA Congressional district. HA! The guy who IS the MENSA nominee has quite the movie career in his past - including a 9/11 truther shtick. A "liberal = hating God" dude in MO is running against Claire McCaskill.

"Thinning the Herd" - OH has 88 counties. HA! My fair state has 92. :D Anywho, each OH county has it's own election boards. Early voting there this year is a BIG issue. Most places want to expand their hours for early voting - even the MENSA folk! The votes have even been unanimous. Talk about your bipartisanship! Now, in Dem - leaning counties, MENSA folk are just saying "no" to expanding early voting hours. The OH SOS then steps in to break any ties. Ain't that convenient? OK, how can this be legal?!

"The Interview" - MI had a citizenship question at the top of ballots yesterday - even though the uber - MENSA Governor vetoed the thing! A whole mess of folk were turned away for refusing to answer the question. MI SOS Ruth Johnson should be tarred, feathered, & sacked. Michael Moore? MICHAEL MOORE?! Fudge...OK, I'll hang in as long as I can. Does MI have a voter ID law? Did he have a fit when he was asked to produce one just for the sake of having a fit? He didn't check the citizenship box, either. It was tried to reinstate the emergency managers even though that law has been suspended because it's going to be up for recall in November. Stay classy there, MI! Mr. Moore claims that only cities with African - American majorities get taken over; I actually kind of sort of agree. Rachel has produced plenty of evidence in the past that this sad fact is indeed the case.

"Best New Thing in the World Today" - A MI lady boxer, Clarissa Shields, from Flint wears Betty Boop socks during every match. :D And, Flint residents are PSYCHED! She fights for the gold medal tomorrow.

Originally posted to CityLightsLover on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 07:02 PM PDT.

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