Television host and actor Gary Collins died early this morning in Biloxi, Mississippi, of natural causes at the age of 74, according to the local coroner’s office. Collins was admitted to the Biloxi Regional Medical Center less than 24 hours before he was pronounced dead at 12:56 a.m.
He starred in the 1970s TV series “The Sixth Sense” and appeared in other series including “JAG,” “Yes, Dear” and “The Young and the Restless,” as well as on “The New Hollywood Squares” game show. Collins had been a host of the Miss America pageant.
- Actor Gary Collins dies at age 74 (lfpress.com)
- Legendary Actor Gary Collins Died of Natural Causes (aceshowbiz.com)
- Gary Collins Dead – Legendary Television Actor and Host Dies at 74 (oddonion.com)
- Actor, TV host Gary Collins dies at 74 in Miss. (tbo.com)
At a $1.7 million fundraiser in Jackson, Mississippi, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney declared that the GOP is not “the party of the rich,” insisting instead that “we’re the party of people who want to get rich.”
Sadly for Romney, there are two small problems with his assessment. For starters, Mitt’s proposals (like those from GOP wunderkind Paul Ryan) would deliver another massive tax cut windfall for the wealthy and shred the social safety net while putting the economic recovery at risk. Just as damning for Mitt and his cheerleaders like David Brooks and Robert Samuelson, the historical record shows that from economic growth and job creation to household incomes, stock market performance and just about every other indicator of the health of the U.S. capitalism, the modern U.S. economy has almost always done better under Democratic presidents.
Nevertheless, Governor Romney offered his GOP extreme makeover during his audience with the haves and have-mores in Mississippi. As ABC reported:
“We’re accused, by the way — in our party — of being the party of the rich,” Romney said. “And it’s an awful moniker, because that’s just not true. We’re the party of people who want to get rich. And we’re also the party of pSee the rest of this article HERE.eople who want to care to help people from getting poor. We want to help the poor.”Americans have good reason to look the dressage horse in the mouth, and not just because earlier this year Romney announced, “I’m not concerned about the very poor.” As it turns out, Mitt Romney’s program makes George W. Bush look like Karl Marx.
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- Romney Says GOP’s Not ‘Party of the Rich,’ But ‘of Those Who Want to Be Rich’ (news.yahoo.com)
- Mitt Romney claims concern for the waiters and waitresses at his country club fundraiser (dailykos.com)
- Romney Says GOP’s Not ‘Party of the Rich,’ But ‘of Those Who Want to Be Rich’ – Yahoo! News (tribuneofthepeople.com)
- Romney Says GOP’s Not ‘Party of the Rich,’ But ‘of Those Who Want to Be Rich’ (abcnews.go.com)
- Romney says waiters at fundraiser “struggling” (cbsnews.com)
- What’s Hiding in Romney’s Taxes? (realclearpolitics.com)
The Pulitzer Prize winner is the nation’s first poet laureate to hail from the South since the initial one – Robert Penn Warren – in 1986. She is also Mississippi’s top poet and will be the first person to serve simultaneously as a state and U.S. laureate.
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her book of poems, “Native Guard,” Trethewey focused partly on history that was erased because it was never recorded. She wrote of the Louisiana Native Guard, a black Civil War regiment assigned to guard white Confederate soldiers held on Ship Island off Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
The Confederate prisoners were later memorialized on the island, but not the black Union soldiers.
Here’s one of her poems: Providence.
|by Natasha Trethewey|
What's left is footage: the hours before Camille, 1969—hurricane parties, palm trees leaning in the wind, fronds blown back, a woman's hair. Then after: the vacant lots, boats washed ashore, a swamp where graves had been. I recall how we huddled all night in our small house, moving between rooms, emptying pots filled with rain. The next day, our house— on its cinderblocks—seemed to float in the flooded yard: no foundationbeneath us, nothing I could see tying us to the land. In the water, our reflection trembled, disappeared when I bent to touch it.
- Natasha Trethewey named 19th US poet laureate (news.yahoo.com)
- Natasha Trethewey Is Named Poet Laureate (nytimes.com)
- Natasha Trethewey named 19th US poet laureate (sfgate.com)
- A poem by Natasha Trethewey, next US poet laureate (kansascity.com)
- Civil War history buff named U.S. poet in chief (ctv.ca)
- Emory professor named U.S. poet laureate (ajc.com)
All of the remaining candidates have been sucking up in great Southern fashion (of course, Ron Paul remains in his same format… no need to change here.) Romney raves over “cheesy grits,” although I’m not sure they will ever get on his campaign plane’s menu. Santorum pushes himself as the “true Conservative”when he faces the Romney challenge. Newt knows he is from the south and needs to get at least one of the two states to maintain his position if there is a brokered convention.
Of course, all of them have to look squarely in the eye of the EDUCATED SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE POPULATION! How educated? Well, as examples:
See? This is a thinking group of voters who are not held back by either truth or proof. They believe what they want to believe, right or wrong. How this relates to the current candidates, we will know tomorrow.
“I will not be a candidate for president next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided.
“Hundreds of people have encouraged me to run and offered both to give and raise money for a presidential campaign. Many volunteers have organized events in support of my pursuing the race. Some have dedicated virtually full time to setting up preliminary organizations in critical, early states and to helping plan what has been several months of intensive activity.
“I greatly appreciate each and every one of them and all their outstanding efforts. If I have disappointed any of them in this decision, I sincerely regret it.”
– Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R)
So who will Haley support for the Republican nomination? Best guess is his good buddy, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R).
- Haley Barbour of Mississippi Bows Out of 2012 Run (mydd.com)
- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour Skips 2012 GOP Presidential Race (usnews.com)
- Haley Barbour Not Running in 2012 (abcnews.go.com)
- Haley Barbour Declines To Run In 2012 (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Haley Barbour: I’m Not Running (newser.com)
- Breaking: Haley Barbour not running for president; Update: Daniels now 60-70%? (hotair.com)
- Haley Barbour will not seek the presidency (dailykos.com)
- Barbour opts OUT! (smacktalkradio.wordpress.com)
I’ll give you a clip here, but there are plenty of details in the article:
- Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour Addresses Lobbying Past (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
- Haley Barbour’s 2012 Ambitions Could Be Complicated By Lobbying Past (huffingtonpost.com)
- Haley Barbour’s Wife Is “Horrified” At The Thought Of A Presidential Run (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Barbour explains Trump’s poll numbers (via CNN Political Ticker) (richardemanuel.wordpress.com)
And this guy may run for President (that will take care of his flying costs for at least four years if he wins.)
- Haley Barbour bills Mississippi taxpayers for CPAC travel expanses (dailykos.com)
- Why Taxpayers Paid for Haley Barbour’s Luxury Jet (time.com)
- Barbour Flew State Plane to Deliver Cost-Cutting Message (politicalwire.com)
- Haley Barbour Flew State Plane To Deliver Cost Cutting Message To CPAC, Fox News (swampland.blogs.time.com)
- Why Taxpayers Paid for Haley Barbour’s Luxury Jet (swampland.blogs.time.com)
- Fact-Checking Haley Barbour’s Budget Claims (huffingtonpost.com)
- Forget Haley Barbour. Spidey has gone white pridey. (charlestoncitypaper.com)
- Haley Barbour Mum On Sons Of Confederate Veterans Proposal For KKK Leader License Plate (huffingtonpost.com)
- Barbour won’t denounce Confederate license plate (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Mississippi Proposes License Plate Honoring Confederate General, KKK Grand Wizard (outsidethebeltway.com)