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Ohio Astrology on Mitt Romney

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In this months article on Mitt Romney, Ohio Astrology espouses that Gov Romney needs to simply believe in himself.

OHA:

As Neptune transits Pisces, the two Republican Party front-runners for the presidential candidate have sun in Pisces – Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

I’m sure no one in politics believes is this silly stuff called astrology, especially in the Republican Party. They are way, way too rational for such illogical nonsense.

If they were interested in this astrological nonsense, maybe they would find Neptune transiting the sun to be the needed extra dose of charisma that boosts their finely-coiffed, beautifully-chiseled candidates. Neptune is about spirituality and merging, losing boundaries with others and dissolving into the whole. Its effect is one of otherworldliness and mystique.

For more from the article please check out this month’s issue of  Ohio Astrology:  http://ohioastrology.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/mitt-romney-needs-to-believe-in-himself/

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September 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm

March 12: Jack Kerouac

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All of life is a foreign country.
Jack Kerouac

More Quotes from Jack Kerouac:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jack_kerouac.html

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August 28, 2011 at 12:14 am

March 12 Edward Albee Quotes

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Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we
want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve.

Edward
Albee

More Quotes From Edward Albee:  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/edward_albee.html

 

 

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August 28, 2011 at 12:10 am

March 12 Mitt Romney Quotes

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I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20
percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are
not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes
and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by
the private sector.
Mitt Romney

More Quotes from Mitt Romney:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/mitt_romney.html

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August 28, 2011 at 12:04 am

Mitt Romney’s Favorite novel is L Ron Hubbard’s Novel Battlestar Earth

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According to John Dickerson of  Slate.com, Mitt Romney’s favorite novel is   Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard .

For those of you who didn’t study it in school, Battlefield Earth takes place in the year 3000, when the human race is nearly extinct and the planet stripped of its natural resources. Mankind has been enslaved by evil aliens with very bad breath that explodes when it comes into contact with radioactive material. A young slave wielding lasers and draped in a tennis cardigan leads a rebellion and retakes Earth, only to be attacked again by a series of foes including a race of interstellar bankers trying to collect on bad debts. (There may be kung-fu fights and a championship football game, too; I confess that I haven’t read it all.)

Everything about the book is bad. Just a few sentences into the first page, you’re confronted by this sentence: “Terl could not have produced a more profound effect had he thrown a meat-girl naked into the middle of the room.” (A clothed meat-girl apparently gets a big yawn.) Hubbard’s soundtrack for the book, when played, either attracts mice or repels dogs, or both. The movie, which starred John Travolta, is what therapists show to the producers of Ishtar and Glitter to help them feel good.

The whole tumbling horror of the Battlefield Earth experience is so profound it nearly comes out the other side and achieves a kind of perfection of awfulness. Is Romney being ironic, then, like those people who buy clown art? Unlikely. There’s not a big irony bloc in the GOP and Battlefield Earth is a thousand-page book. No one can sustain irony for that long. (At 13,000 words per dollar it is a great value, though, which might appeal to notoriously frugal New Hampshire voters.) Romney was quick to point out that he disagreed with Scientology, so he wasn’t going for that vote, or the smaller, untapped, creepy-Hubbard-ascotfetish vote. Is Romney trying to act like he’s a regular guy? Only 8 percent of the words in the book are considered “complex,” so he can’t be labeled an elitist, but no one trying to look like a common Joe would pick this book. You simply need a deep level of weird to like Battlefield Earth. The speed with which some of his aides tried to distance the governor from his remarks suggests they think he now looks a little too weird.

For more from the article, check out Mr Dickerson’s page at Slate.com:

http://www.slate.com/id/2165373/

DOB March 12, 1947: Mitt Romney

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Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and then served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and thereafter earned Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the nation, and the wealth Romney accumulated there would help fund all of his future political campaigns. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled Games into a financial success.

Romney won the election for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but did not seek reelection in 2006. During his term, he presided over a series of spending cuts and increases in fees that eliminated a projected $3 billion deficit. He also signed into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, which provided near-universal health insurance access via subsidies and state-level mandates and was the first of its kind in the nation. During the course of his political career, his positions or rhetorical emphasis have shifted more towards American conservatism in several areas.

Romney ran for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, winning several caucus and primary contests, though he ultimately lost the nomination to John McCain. In the following years he published No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and gave speeches and raised campaign funds on behalf of fellow Republicans. On June 2, 2011, Romney announced that he would seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Political observers and public opinion polls place him as a front-runner in the race.

Notable March 12 Birthdays

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Notable March 12 Birthdays:

 
1962 Darryl Strawberry, born in Los Angeles, California, right fielder for the Mets, Dodgers, Yankees 
 
1956 Dale Murphy, born in Portland, Oregon, slugger, Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP
 
1948 James Taylor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, vocalist and guitarist, Up on the Roof
1947 Mitt Romney, American Politician
1928 Edward Albee, born in Washington, D.C., playwright, Virgina Woolfe, Zoo Story

March 12 DOB, Edward Albee Defends ‘Gay Writer’ Remarks

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Edward Albee born March 12, 1928 was recently criticized for an acceptance speech gave at the 23rd annual Lamda Literary Awards.  While accepting the award, Albee told the audience, ” A writer who happens to be gay or lesbian must be able to transcend self. I am not a gay writer.  I am a writer who happens to be gay.”

For more see wbur.org :  http://www.wbur.org/npr/136923478/playwright-edward-albee-defends-remarks

http://www.wbur.org/npr/136923478/playwright-edward-albee-defends-remark

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June 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Beware of The Ides of March

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Beware of the Ides of March:

Osama Bin Laden March 10
Rupert Murdoch March 11
Mitt Romney March 12
L. Ron Hubbard March 13
Albert Einstien March 14

Rupert M75

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