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PBC News & Comment Wednesday, August 29

At GOP confab, Ann Romney giggles and preaches love, Chris Christie wriggles and preaches respect over love; lotsa lies flyin’!PBC is watching the homer coverage on Fox “News”, so you don’t have to, and notes the fundamental lies that fuel the theme of the plutocrat’s convention.  Also:

–Ron Paul’s dlegates don’t even get the courtesy of a count of his delegates

–shouting “USA, USA”, delegates show intolerance as an official from Puerto Rico tries to speak

–CNN cameraperson, an African American, is pelted with nuts and racist comment

–despite promises by all politicians to “support the troops”, large numbers of Iraq/Afghan vets wait a year or more just to find out if they get benefits

–Israeli court says it was Rachel Corrie’s fault that she was killed by IDF armored bulldozer

–Bradley Manning’s lawyers say government is withholding hundreds of emails about his pre-trial confinement

–in rural Georgia, a group of active duty Army soldiers formed an anarchist militia group, bought $87,000 worth of weapons; unlike other “domestic terrorists”, the FBI did not supply their weapons

–pension reform package unveiled by California legislature, mostly reasonable under the circumstances

–University of California protects speech rights, rejects limits on alleged anti-Semitic expression

–2 visitors to Yosemite have died from hantavirus, passed by deer mice to humans

–your humble host asks for help with the mice who have invaded his kitchen