Woe to the Democrat who exercises “choice.”
Kahl, the former mayor of Monona, has a history of supporting Republican candidates. In fact, a liberal blogger recently unearthed a picture of Kahl at Gov. Scott Walker’s victory party on election night 2010.
“The photos confirm that Robb Kahl has hoodwinked not only his future constituents; but every good progressive Democrat and organization who has endorsed him,” wrote Scott Wittkopf on his Badger Democracy blog.
“This is very disturbing,” said Madison radio talk show host John “Sly” Sylvester (WTDY/AM 1670), expressing frustration with party leaders who supported Kahl in the primary. “This is a Dane County Assembly seat!”
Although Kahl has countered that he also stopped by the Barrett party on election night, he admits he voted for Walker.
Of course there are all of the media and cultural implications of Disney taking on the Star Wars franchise, but the business aspect is more interesting. Well… a bit more interesting.
That Lucas struck a deal in 2012 may be no accident either, advisers say. Long-term capital gains tax from the sale of assets held more than one year are taxed at a rate of 15% for investors in the 25% income tax bracket or above (Lucas’s level), and zero for investors in the 10% or 15% bracket. Those rates are set to jump to 20% and 10%, respectively in January. “He probably wanted to take advantage of the lower rate on long-term capital gain while it’s certain,” says Bill Smith, managing director at CBIZ MHM, a national accounting and professional services provider.
That’s key. There’s also the fact that Lucas was running a business that employs people. With the Obamacare taxes kicking in coupled with the so-called Bush tax cuts going away, a man like Lucas was facing massive tax implications. While I lament the Mouse’s hand on the Star Wars throttle, I can’t blam Lucas for being a prudent businessman.
Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.
In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.
The women spoke through a translator in the company of their attorney, Melanio Figueroa. Both asked that their identities remain obscured for fear of reprisals in the Dominican Republic.
When shown a photograph of Sen. Menendez, the women said they recognized him as the man with whom they’d had sexual relations at Casa de Campo this spring. Both said they were brought to the resort with the understanding they would be paid for sex.
Neither knew the identity of the man at the time. Both claimed to recognize him later as Sen. Menendez.
Remember that we are in the silly season, folks. With just a few days before the election, all sorts of accusations are going to be thrown around. Some of them may end up being true, but most of them will be debunked.