Monthly Archives: January 2012

Romania may get even tougher on witches

… A month after Romanian authorities began taxing them for their trade, the country’s soothsayers and fortune tellers are cursing a new bill that threatens fines or even prison if their predictions don’t come true.

Superstition is a serious matter in the land of Dracula, and officials have turned to witches to help the recession-hit country collect more money and crack down on tax evasion.

Witches argue they shouldn’t be blamed for the failure of their tools.

“They can’t condemn witches, they should condemn the cards,” Queen Witch Bratara Buzea told The Associated Press by telephone…
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….Speculation Rises on Rick Perry as Vice President

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry prepares for his last stand in South Carolina, speculation is rising about what will happen after Perry inevitably drops out of the race. Vice presidential speculation is starting to arise, according to the Corpus Christi Caller.

Why Perry as vice president?

If Mitt Romney is the nominee, then the conventional wisdom is he will have to go south and go right for a vice presidential running mate. Presidential nominees from Massachusetts tend to go to Texas, or at least South, for their running mates. John F. Kennedy chose his rival then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson from Texas. Michael Dukakis selected another man from Texas, then-Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. John Kerry, in 2004, chose then-Sen. John Edwards as his running mate. Edwards was not particularly conservative, but he had the Southern accent needed to balance Kerry’s Boston Brahmanisms.

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