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By: auburn, 4:02 PM GMT on May 29, 2011
Even though Michele Bachmann has become this shiny ‘rock star’ of the tea party movement, she remains this kind of elusive, mysterious woman when you think about it. Sure, we can read her bio on her website or even on Wikipedia, but what does it say really? Just the basics. One thing I noticed though, when I googled Michele Bachmann, I found people just bashing her and the lack of intelligence she has. No one, not even these high paid journalists and/or television commentators are asking the right questions though.
When I googled “Michele Bachmann bar exam”, the only thing that came up was “HOW did this woman pass the bar exam???” I mean that is a good question if you are talking about her intelligence level, but no one is asking the right question. What is the “right” question you ask? When…. Yep no one is asking WHEN Michele took the bar exam or even WHERE. She worked in the US Treasury department the same year she graduated from William and Mary school of law, but there is no mention as to where and when she took her bar exam. There is also no mention of when she took the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, which Minnesota requires before she can take the bar exam in that state. Now, it COULD be because it was so long ago, however, since she is a public figure and represents the public, those records should be made available.
Now, I agree that Obama’s records should also be made available, but he is a lot easier to research and I have found several sites which verify he DID take the bar and when. Michele’s constant smoke screen of misinformation about Obama though is what is troubling. She keeps bringing up “Obama’s Harvard Law degree” as a negative, yet let’s take a look at Bachmann’s previous scholarly endeavors shall we. (This is where it gets a bit tricky).
Here first college was Winona State University in Minnesota in 1978. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in English (hey I am JUST the messenger!) I decided to check on this school just because she keeps making light of Obama’s Harvard education.
this is where it gets a little tricky and funny all in one. Bachmann’s next school was a Christian college located in Tulsa, OK called O W Coburn School of Law, of Oral Roberts University. Now, in some of her bios on conservative websites, it lists just Oral Roberts University as her school, but it was not. Now, why would ANYONE not list the actual school? It may strike some as weird, but here is why; the year Michele Bachmann graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Coburn (1986) is the same year the school was forced to close because they lost their accreditation. Why did they lose their credentials? Well, let’s look into that for a minute.
I found an article about the Coburn School that was very intriguing to say the least. This was the first paragraph of the article: “U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White challenged the new Oral Roberts University law school Wednesday to produce “graduates who are competent enough to furnish the enormous variety of legal services that society must have if it is to function in a civilized and peaceful manner.”” Basically the school was teaching too much about religion and mixing with law, well, those two subjects just do not mix. (Here is the link to the full article http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articl eid=20080326_222_26420)
But the major question NO ONE is asking, if the school lost its accreditation, why was Michele Bachmann allowed to keep her Juris Doctorate degree? Well, maybe she wasn’t because 2 years later she graduated from William and Mary in 1988 with a Master of Law degree in taxes. I just find it odd though how with all of the information we can uncover today, why no one knows where or when Michele Bachmann took her bar exam. I looked into William and Mary school of law and it is a pretty tough school to get into. They only take 27% of applicants and list of requirements are tough. In order for her to achieve her LLM, she would have to have a JD (Juris Doctrate), but technically, her school lost the accreditation for that, so technically, she has no JD. (Website for the American Bar Association http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/ resources/post_j_d_non_j_d.html)
She said she worked for the US Dept. of Treasury and was an attorney FOR the IRS, collecting taxes from people who did not pay. (Weird because now she is on the standing that people shouldn’t pay taxes.)
Regardless if she is smart enough for anything, what needs to be uncovered is her previous college and how she was able to practice law. If she never achieved her Juris Doctorate, what makes her qualified for the bar association? (That is a pre-requisite of the bar association by the way). So, if she did not take the bar, how was she able to try (in her words) “thousands of cases” for the IRS in a court of law? Although, I could not find any cases she has tried…. Ever.
Updated: 9:36 PM GMT on June 02, 2011
By: auburn, 5:44 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
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Updated: 1:52 AM GMT on May 24, 2011
By: auburn, 4:02 PM GMT on May 10, 2011
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As many as 11 people have reported getting sick from eating raw oysters contaminated with cholera bacteria in northern Florida, officials said on Tuesday.
The oysters came from Apalachicola Bay, near Panama City in northern Florida, about 482km from New Orleans along the Gulf of Mexico coast, and the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning not to eat them.
State officials said 11 cases of illness were reported, while the FDA said eight of those have so far been confirmed as "caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O75... No one was hospitalised or died".
The high number of cases is unusual, given that the Centres for Disease Control typically logs one to two cases per year, said an FDA spokesperson.
"From 2000 - 2010, a total of 17 persons with toxigenic V. cholerae O75 infection were reported to CDC, the numbers are greatest when the water is warm," spokesperson Douglas Karas said in an e-mail.
The FDA said the affected oysters were harvested from Area 1642 in Apalachicola Bay between March 21 and April 6.
The Florida Department of Agriculture said it closed the area to oyster harvesting on April 29 and was investigating the cause of the outbreak.
"To date, we have learned of two events that may be the cause of the cholera related illnesses. First, there was a dredging operation near the 1642 harvesting area that may have stirred up organisms on the floor of the ocean," it said.
"We have also learned there was a sewer break in East Point and we are investigating whether it had any impact on oysters in 1642."
Oyster samples collected this week in the area were sent to the FDA for analysis and cholera was not found, so the harvesting area will re-open on Wednesday, the agriculture department said.
Area 1642 is home to about 10% of the state's oyster harvest, and oysters taken from there are mainly consumed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
The cholera strain is different from the one that has killed more than 4 850 people in Haiti - identified as toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1.
Updated: 2:25 AM GMT on May 12, 2011
By: auburn, 7:34 PM GMT on May 07, 2011