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Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor, uses the ‘drunken stupor’ excuse

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Via: Huffington Post

Toronto mayor Rob Ford admits having smoked cocaine, CBS reports on Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, Ford admitted to using crack “probably a year ago” during a “DRUNKEN STUPOR.” He made the revelations to reporters at City Hall.

“I answered your question,” Ford added, according to The Globe and Mail.

“You ask the question properly, I’ll answer it. Yes, I’ve made mistakes. All I can do now is apologize and move on.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/rob-ford-admits-crack-cocaine_n_4219680.html

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‘Move on. Nothing to see here. Move on.”

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Meet the American Nomads of Walmart’s Plentiful Parking Lots

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Via: Wired

“We sold everything we have and decided to find, as we put it, our American dream,” says Josiane Simpson.

She, Jared Holfeltz, and their son Gabriel are currently living out of their car.

Jared Hopes to start a contracting business helping rebuild after natural disasters, but he recently hurt his wrist working a construction gig. So their dreams are on hold for a few weeks until his wrist improves.

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Read more, see more, HERE:

http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/11/walmart-parking-lots/?viewall=false#slideid-94801

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1960 – West Virginia

Via: Shorpy – ‘ALWAYS Something Interesting’

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Spring 1960.

“Efforts of John F. Kennedy’s campaign team, including members of his family, in West Virginia during Kennedy’s quest for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Includes brother Bob at a drive-in in Bluefield.”

From photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article “The Kennedys: A Family Political Machine.” 35mm negative.

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See more amazing photos, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/

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Thanks in part to Bobby’s hard work, his brother won West Virgina’s 8 electoral votes.

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Setting the Record Straight

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Turn the House back to Blue in 2014, Elect Clinton president in 2016!

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Romney decided against VP pick Christie because he was disgusted by his weight

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Via: examiner.com

During the 2012 presidential election, there was heavy (HEAVY?) speculation on who Mitt Romney would pick as his running mate. While it ended up being Rep. Paul Ryan, many thought it would be governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.

Chris Christie has been a popular governor of a traditionally blue state in New Jersey and has found a balance between conservatives and liberals that many politicians can’t seem to grasp. Christie’s biggest challenge comes from the left of the Democratic party, as expected, but also from the right of his own Republican party. Many within the fanatical Tea Party wing of the GOP see Christie as too liberal or too moderate and have been critical of his relationship with President Obama following Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the Garden State in October of 2012.

In the new book ‘Double Down,’ the sequel to 2008’s Game Change, authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann take readers behind the scenes of the 2012 election and reveal many interesting plot points. According to the book, one reason why Romney decided against choosing Christie as his Vice President was due to Christie’s size and weight issues. Romney has been known as a someone who is health conscious and Christie’s lack of interest in physical fitness bothered Romney to the point that he would often mock the New Jersey governor in front of his aides and staff.

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“Romney marveled at Christie’s girth, his difficulties in making his way down the narrow aisle of the campaign bus…

Watching a video of Christie without his suit jacket on, Romney cackled to his aides, ‘Guys! Look at that!'”

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http://www.examiner.com/article/romney-decided-against-vp-pick-christie-because-he-was-disgusted-by-his-weight

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‘Shallow Hal’ would’ve picked Christie.

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