June 15, 2012

Can’t Make This Up

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:13 am

Note: Blogging will be light to non-existent for the rest of the day.

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Tweet by Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere (HT Buzzfeed’s Zeke Miller): “Obama at Plaza fundraiser: ‘Frankly, Manhattan isn’t a battleground state.’”

No, but keep this up and New York will be.

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At Buzzfeed (HT Fox Nation via Instapundit): “Obama Campaign Checks IDs At The Door” —

President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign checked the identification of the supporters attending Obama’s “framing” event at Cuyahoga Community College today.

The 1,500 supporters in attendance picked up tickets at campaign offices in Northeast Ohio beginning on Monday, though tickets to the event made no mention of an ID requirement.

Jessica Kershaw, the Obama campaign’s Ohio Press Secretary, confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed that the campaign checked every supporter’s identification at the door.

“We checked every ID at the door to make sure it matched with the name on the ticket that supporters filled out,” she said. “We did this for every person who came in.”

Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of (Selective) Justice, which has been suing to prevent voter-ID requirements in several states, and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who abandoned his previous support for a voter-ID requirement in the critical swing state of Ohio once he was elected to statewide office, were apparently unavailable for comment.

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (061512)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

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Positivity: Late Miami bishop leaves $60,000 to Cuban diocese

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Miami:

Jun 12, 2012 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Miami announced that Auxiliary Bishop Agustin Roman, who passed away April 11, left behind a donation of $60,000 for the Cuban Diocese of Matanzas.

“He always maintained a great love for Cuba and especially the Province of Matanzas,” Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami said in a June 11 statement.

The late auxiliary bishop was expelled from Cuba in 1961 along with 132 other priests. After ministering in Chile for a number of years, Bishop Roman arrived in Miami in 1966, where he founded what later became the national shrine for Cuba’s patroness, Our Lady of Charity.

For seven years he oversaw its construction, encouraging exiled Cubans to donate to the project. The shrine drew the affection of thousands of Latin Americans who live in south Florida.

Bishop Roman remained active at the shrine, even after retiring from serving as its rector in 2003.

He also served on the U.S. bishops’ conference committees for Hispanic Affairs and Migration and Tourism.

Although Bishop Roman was never able to return to his homeland, his posthumous gift to the diocese where he was baptized and ordained a priest, shows how he “continues to support the Church in Cuba,” Archbishop Wenski said.

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