Birthers Go After Mitt Romney

Reported by MSN Now, Birthers want proof that Mitt Romney was born in America. Romney’s father was born in Mexico. Romney’s grandfather fled the revolt in Mexico with his family. The question remains how did the Romney family enter the United States.  So was Miles Park Romney, Mitt’s grandfather a wet back – an illegal immigrant along with George’s father?

Tracing Romney’s Mexican Roots

When Romney’s father wanted to run for the presidency, it was disclosed  George, was born in Colonia Dublan, one of the colonies in northern Mexico that the Romneys settled. In theory, Romney could run for president of Mexico if the United States gig doesn’t work out for him.

Romney’s Mexican roots run so deep that he has family there of which he never speaks.   Other branch of the family – leading down to Romney’s cousins Leighton, Mike and Meredith – stayed behind in Mexico, their numbers growing. The Romneys chose to remain in Mexico because they established good lives for themselves and their families there.  Most of them are now dual-citizens.

Mexican Romneys

Ironic that the Birthers harassed  President Obama until recently regarding his birth place. The group is now after the Republican front runner – Mitt Romney. ”

Published on Dec 30, 2011 by 

 Matt Romney joked in New Hampshire Friday that his father will share his tax returns when President Obama releases his birth certificate, among other things. Mitt Romney’s son later called it a “bad joke,” but that hasn’t stop the Obama campaign from exploiting the gaffe.

Romney’s Son Cracks Joke About Obama Birth Certificate

What goes around – Comes around!

How to Win Enemies and Influence Friends

The title is no mistake. How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first bestselling self-help books ever published. It was first written by Dale Carnegie and published in 1937. The concept was a good one. The thought was that the only way to influence the other person is to talk about what he wants and show him how to get it. Really? All people of the United States deserve a just and fair opportunity to attain the American Dream. Our nationalized identity is deep-rooted in the principle that all people – regardless of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, heritage or ability – should have the opportunity to reach their potential.

Just how do we get to be One Nation Working Together? We cannot even be civil and polite on blogs long enough to read opposing thoughts and ideas.  Many of us have been bullied, attempts made to humiliated, and finally name-calling.  Know what’s funny is we don’t even know these people we abuse in writing. Never met and would not recognize them on the street. They could be the doctor, nurse, store clerk, restaurant owner, taxi driver, law enforcement, etc you get the point.   The people you abuse on the way up may be the same ones on whom you have to depend on way down.

When dealing with people, let us keep in mind we are not dealing with logical people. We are dealing with individuals of emotion, people bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. Case in point:  There was concern from the Republicans about the death panels. Jack Casell, M.D., a registered Republican posted a sign on his office door that said: “If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, the “doctor” stated, “I’m not turning anybody away … but if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it.” I don’t know, isn’t that cohesions? And The Hippocratic Oath, did he forget to take it?

Control your temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him/ her angry.  This is most times easier said than done.   At best all that was accomplished was to polarized people more, just like the country.  There are optimistic individuals who believe we can come together and chart a gallant, realistic path toward a more united, sustainable, thriving future by building support for these core principles and policy ideals.

The unembellished truth is that almost all the people you meet feel themselves superior to you in some way, and a sure way to influencing them  is to let them realize in some subtle way that you recognize their importance, and recognize it sincerely. There is one powerful law of human behavior. If we comply with that law, we will almost never get into trouble – almost. In truth, that law, if observed, will bring us countless friends and constant happiness. However the very minute the law is broken, we shall get into infinite trouble. The law is this: Always make the other person feel important.

Other ways to win enemies and influence friends include:

  • Ask questions instead of giving commands.
  • Identify your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
  • Be open-minded – listen or read patiently
  • Is there a magic phrase that would end arguments, abolish bad feelings, create good will, and make the other person listen attentively?  Can’t we all just get along?
  • According to How to Win Friends and Influence People you will probably avoid problems stating that you may be wrong.  This is supposed to stop all arguments and motivate your enemy to be just as just, open and tolerant as you are. The person is then supposed to admit they too could be wrong.
  • Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
  • Criticism is pointless because it puts a person on the defensive and frequently makes him struggle to validate one’s self. Criticism is treacherous, because it injuries a person’s valued pride, damages his sense of significance, and stirs up resentment.
  • If we simply endeavor to amaze people and get them interested in us, we will never have many true, sincere friends. Real friends are not acquired that way. Even our friends prefer to talk to us about their achievements instead of listening to us boast.
  • Just stating a truth isn’t enough. The truth has to be made vibrant, motivating, and spectacular. You have to use showmanship.
  • Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire.  Elbert Hubbard

Opinion: Rev. Pat Robertson Is God’s Press Secretary

OK, there I started a  legend. A legend as defined by Merriam-Webster  is a story coming from the past; one popularly regarded as historical, BUT not verifiable.

The Rev. Marion Gordon (Pat) Robertson made the statement, “…that a Haitian “pact with the Devil” brought about the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation.” The statement would imply that EVERYONE in Haiti was in on the plot, AND Robertson got the story from a reliable source – God, the Devil and/or the Haitians involved?  Interesting that the Reverend’s organization quickly did damage control on the controversial comments. I guess they’re use to the public relations nightmare:  

  • In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Robertson is quoted as saying, civil libertarians and gay rights groups bore responsibility for the strikes.
  • He has also said Hurricane Katrina was an expression of God’s wrath over abortion.
  • He stated that Ariel Sharon’s stroke was God’s vengeance for Israel’s ceding land to the Palestinians.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/01/14/2010-01-14_white_house_adviser_valerie_.html#ixzz0ccaPlfsH

Please if anyone out there has a verifiable source for any of these statements, share with the rest of us.

verifiable adjective provable, demonstrable, testable, attestable, invincible.

Serena Williams

Monday September 14, 2009 6:47PM Federer cursed at the umpire still in the game US Open – double standards

Serena Williams had a really bad meltdown at the U.S. Open – heard around the world. She looked ‘pissed’ when she stated the game and things soon went down hill.  I like Serena and I can’t ever remember seeing her act so poorly.  I must confess that after 10 years of watching tennis, I never heard an official make a ‘foot fall’ call.

The press conference was not an act. She was clearly still angry at what happened before the game, and annoyed at what happen during the game.  This was a week of angry outbursts: remember the President of the United States being called a ‘liar’ in Congress? This is the week of 9-11 and I was pissed remembering the people who died ages 3-71! 

I was also annoyed at the self-righeous female commentators on ESPN who acted like a tennis player NEVER acted like Serena. They sounded like she should have been made to come to center court in chains.  Ban her from the game. Don’t let her play doubles! Since when is the entire team penalized for one player??????????

There really is a NOT so laughable double standard. Let me refresh some memories here, and I don’t even have to mention John McEnroe once: June 30, 2008 – Serena Williams has hit back at US tennis player Justin Gimelstob, after he called Russian player Anna Kournikova “a bitch” and two other female players “sexpots”. He aimed to make Kournikova cry at an upcoming mixed doubles tournament, and described French players Tatiana Golovin and Alize Cornet “sexpots”, and Czech player Nicole Vaidisova as a “well-developed young lady”. http://www.smh.com.au/news/tennis/tennis-rep-lashes-out-at-kournikova/2008/06/30/1214677885118.html

April 9, 2006 – The Davis Cup Andy Murray’s major contribution to proving he is a feisty competitor came with a foul-mouthed outburst after Britain lost the crucial doubles. Murray faces disciplinary action after he swore at the chair umpire, Adel Aref of Tunisia – f-word abuse that was clearly heard on BBC TV and remarked on admonishingly by commentator Andrew Castle. http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/4-9-2006-93101.asp

September 5, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Davis Cup player Paul Hanley has been slapped with the biggest fine issued at a grand slam this year following a foul-mouthed attack on a US Open spectator. Hanley was fined $3,650 for “unsportsmanlike conduct” – three times more than any of the other 16 players so far fined for various offences at the Open.  In fact, of 69 fines issued to players at the four slams this year, Hanley’s is the biggest.  http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,22367098-23216,00.html