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Cain accuser has history of financial troubles, legal squabbles
Chicago Tribune ^ | November 8, 2011 | Lisa Black, John Chase and Lolly Bowean

Posted on 11/08/2011 1:04:03 AM PST by maggief

The emerging portrait of Herman Cain's most recent accuser shows a suburban homemaker with a history of financial and legal troubles, but one who supporters say has the guts to do the right thing.

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Born and raised in Chicago, Bialek graduated from Carl Schurz High School on the Northwest Side and briefly attended Northeastern Illinois University before enrolling at Arizona State University. She graduated from ASU in 1983 with a communications degree, a school spokesman said.

Records show she twice has filed for personal bankruptcy, first in 1991 and then again in 2001. In the latter case, she claimed $5,700 in assets and more than $36,000 in liabilities. Among the creditors seeking payment was a management firm demanding back rent of $4,500, four credit card companies and a lawyer asking for his legal fees.

After the case was discharged, she accused a former boyfriend of harassing her for repayment of a loan, court records in the bankruptcy case show. Bialek borrowed $4,500 from William Concha, though Concha now believes she had no intention of paying him back, according to his brother, Mario.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bialek; cain; cainscandals; dnccainedcane; dnccainesblacks; dnchit; dncplantation; hermancain; sexualharassment; sharonbialek; woman4
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1 posted on 11/08/2011 1:04:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Gennifer Flowers redux?


2 posted on 11/08/2011 1:06:15 AM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: maggief

1991, 2001... 2011 Time for more free money.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 1:06:49 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: maggief
She sure does. If she was truly violated, traumatized, why wait until now to come out? Hell, why not 8 months ago when Herman declared himself in the race? Liberals are desperate to keep him for winning the nomination and have sent out swarms of investigators to dig up dirt, or more likely, manufacture it. It just reeks of opportunism and the role of Allred makes it all the more suspect! Photobucket
4 posted on 11/08/2011 1:08:38 AM PST by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: maggief

The reporter Lisa Black must read FR, the article pretty much lists most of what was posted on various threads.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 1:14:54 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: RobbyS

Twice declares bankruptcy? I can understand one time....but twice?


6 posted on 11/08/2011 1:30:28 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: maggief

The liberals are scared of Cain.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 1:35:31 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: RobbyS

Flowers was telling the truth and clinton eventually admitted the affair.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 1:42:07 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: maggief

“We’re in it together,” he said. “My only concern is that it not become some type of media circus.”

Really? I mean the microscope is on, man. Circus ain’t nothing compared to what your life is gonna become.
These people can’t possibly be for real.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 1:46:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: maggief

I want you stupid Freepers to know that my dumb bimbos were lying and this dumb bimbo is telling the truth!

10 posted on 11/08/2011 2:04:19 AM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: maggief
""We're in it together," he said. "My only concern is that it not become some type of media circus."


11 posted on 11/08/2011 2:36:35 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: maggief

Well, said Buy A Lick shyly, there I was, sitting in the car with Mr. Cain. He smiled and reached for my milky white thigh. My breasts were heaving, my heart was pounding, and I thought he would take me like a bull while I pounded helplessly on his brawny manly chest. Oh oh oh. But, he chivalrously halted his seduction when I sobbed that I had a boyfriend. Oh what could have been. I should have said nothing. Yes, I would have felt guilty, but perhaps I missed my chance for true love.


12 posted on 11/08/2011 2:41:43 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: RobbyS

No because Gennifer Flowers had real proof. This women has none.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 2:50:57 AM PST by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: xuberalles
...”Liberals are desperate to keep him for winning the nomination and have sent out swarms of investigators to dig up dirt, or more likely, manufacture it. It just reeks of opportunism and the role of Allred makes it all the more suspect!”...

The presence of Allred who is the second most sickening female public figure of our time tells us all we need to know. She loves histrionic, narcissistic behavior and will see to it that it is on display, whenever possible, at all costs. What she did to Meg Whitman made her feel really powerful within the Democratic machine of the far left..Nature has a way of eventually “outing” people like her and the piles of money she makes through her despicable work will not be comforting when she has to reflect on the lives she has ruined for no reason. Wouldn't it be sweet if the Herman Cain situation was her Waterloo and not his?

14 posted on 11/08/2011 3:08:10 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: jazzlite

Represented by “Glory Allred” is all I need to know. During my younger years I saw a lot of this kind peddling their wares in different ports in areas known as “the gut”.


15 posted on 11/08/2011 3:29:31 AM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: MestaMachine; struggle; Protect the Bill of Rights; kcvl; fightinJAG

“Her fiance, Mark Harwood, said he was in “a bit of shock” but admired her decision to come forward.

“It’s not an anti-political thing. It’s not a money thing,” said Harwood, who shares a large, five-bedroom home with Bialek in north suburban Mundelein.”

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Harwood looks to be out of work and “searching for new opportunity”.

There are Mark S. Harwood “Hawthorn Woods” foreclosure records in 2008 and 2009.

Intelius shows a Mark S. Harwood residing in both Hawthorn Woods and Mundelein, IL.

http://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=1&formname=name&qf=Mark&qmi=&qn=Harwood&qcs=IL&focusfirst=1

Mark S Harwood

Mundelein, IL
Hawthorn Woods, IL
Hawthorn Wds, IL

Patricia Harwood
Pat Harwood

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mrmarkharwood

Mark Harwood

President / CEO (Searching for new Opportunity)

Greater Chicago Area
Medical Devices

...

Mark Harwood’s Experience
President
RF Technologies

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Medical Devices industry

August 2010 – October 2011 (1 year 3 months)
Vice President Global Technical Services
Baxter Healthcare

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAX; Pharmaceuticals industry

2008 – 2010 (2 years)

Full P & L
400 Staff
Responsible for the companies Global Technical Services business
President & CEO
Arjo Inc

2005 – 2008 (3 years)

Responsibility for North America & Canada

-Full P & L ($160M)
-330 staff
-Organic & acquisition growth
-Board member specifically for product development and international growth performance
President
Arjo MED AB

1993 – 2005 (12 years)

President 2000 - 2005

Full P & L - $100M
240 Staff

Previously in the same corporation prior to becoming President in 2000

VP Sales & Service

Chairman of Global Service Council
Vice President
Anton Piller (Germany)

1990 – 1993 (3 years)

Manufactures of Un-Interuptable Power Supplies (Continuous Electrical Power during grid failure / Disaster Recovery)

Responsible for Sales and Marketing activities including P & L. Reporting to President

Selling into and heavily liaising with London based financial institutes and Acute care Hospitals
Divisional VP - Customer Service & Installations
Digital Equipment Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry

1985 – 1989 (4 years)

Responsibile for Regions Customer Service interface, managing the liaison between external and internal customers. This was a 24/7 operation and involved contract and non contract operations.

Also responsible for regions installations of PDP / VAX / Microvax systems.
Mark Harwood’s Education
Oxford College of Technology & Engineering; Oxford, England
BSc, English, Maths, Physics,

1978 – 1982

http://consumer.public-record.com/results.asp

Records Found In: Divorces Date Buy
MARK HARWOOD within NA, IL 03/24/2006
Buy This Record

Records Found In: Foreclosures Date Buy
MARK S HARWOOD within HAWTHORN WOODS, IL 03/19/2008
Buy This Record
MARK S HARWOOD within HAWTHORN WOODS, IL 10/17/2008
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MARK S HARWOOD within HAWTHORN WOODS, IL 12/15/2009
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http://chicago.blockshopper.com/property/1033201006/8_turnbury

Sales History (2001-present)
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B: [REDACTED]
S: (Trustee) Us Bank
$0 on March 8, 2010 / ForeclosureForeclosure
B: Us Bank National Association (Trustee)
S: Intercounty Judicial Sales Corp, Mark S Harwood
$1,271,000 on Dec. 13, 2005 / New ConstructionNew Construction
B: Harwood S Mark, Harwood Patricia
S: Il Hwcc Toll


16 posted on 11/08/2011 3:41:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Jim Quinn just noted that she’s also involved in a lawsuit with David Axlerod. Something about a loan not being re-paid.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 4:02:35 AM PST by swpa_mom
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To: maggief

Buy-a-lick has to come up with the mortgage payment some how on that house she flimflammed a lender into giving her the money to buy. Desperate times make home some turn to whoring.


18 posted on 11/08/2011 4:13:43 AM PST by iontheball
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To: swpa_mom

This woman has filed for bankruptcy like clockwork every decade since the 1990s and she’s a walking lawsuit magnet.


19 posted on 11/08/2011 4:14:48 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: maggief

Lol, she’s a CEO troll if anything. There are probably tons of men that will say that she’s jumped on them in attempt to get money for nothing and the men for free.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 4:17:09 AM PST by struggle
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To: maggief

Democratic operative commenting on the four women who have alleged Cain harassed them, “I don’t know how many of them it will take to get Cain to quit, but I know how many we have available to use”. /S (thanks to Ron White)


21 posted on 11/08/2011 4:18:33 AM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: maggief
"She's just trying to do the right thing, and that takes guts."

Running to ultra-lib Gloria Allred for your 15 minutes of fame is the "right thing," Sharon?

Really?

22 posted on 11/08/2011 4:22:22 AM PST by sauropod (William Kristol does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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To: struggle

I wonder why her meal ticket is out of work and what is his financial situation.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 4:28:39 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
If the fiance is indeed Mark Stephen Harwood, then he too has filed for Chapter 7 (wipe 'em out) bankruptcy:

05-75028 Mark Stephen Harwood
Case type: bk Chapter: 7 Asset: No Vol: v Judge: Mary P. Gorman
Date filed: 09/17/2005 Date of last filing: 01/16/2006 Date discharged: 01/04/2006
Date terminated: 01/16/2006

Case Summary

Office: Springfield      Filed:   09/17/2005
County: SANGAMON-IL      Terminated:   01/16/2006
Fee: Paid      Discharged:   01/04/2006
Origin: 0      Reopened:  
Previous term:      Converted:  
Dismissed:  
Joint: n Confirmation hearing:  
    
Disposition : Standard Discharge
    
Nature of debt: consumer
Pending status: Case Closed
Flags: CLSD

    
Trustee:  U.S. Trustee    City: Peoria    Phone: 309-671-7854    Email: USTPRegion10.PE.ECF@usdoj.gov
Trustee: Mariann Pogge    City: Springfield    Phone: 217-793-7412    Email: mpogge@epitrustee.com
    
Party 1: Harwood, Mark Stephen   (xxx-xx-3703)   (Debtor)
    
Atty: Lars Eric Ostling   Represents party 1: Debtor  
Phone:   309-827-3030
Email:   ostlingassociates@comcast.net
Location of case files:  
    Volume:   CS1
The case file may not be available.  


24 posted on 11/08/2011 4:29:08 AM PST by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: maggief
Born and raised in Chicago, Bialek graduated from Carl Schurz High School on the Northwest Side ..

Well whatta ya know. I went to school with some Bialeks. But not at Schurz (spit) and definitely not on the icky NW Side.

(everyone who lived on the North Side was on welfare. Or so I was told by my grandmother (lol).)

25 posted on 11/08/2011 4:36:38 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: maggief

Perry Operative Chris Wilson Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment…To Politico, Of Course
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2804047/posts


26 posted on 11/08/2011 4:39:10 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: montag813

Not sure they are one in the same as their ages differ, for one. Curiously, pipl combines their records.

http://pipl.com/detailed/?p=PFAgVj0ndjN0Jz48Tj48Rj5tYXJrPC9GPjxNPnM8L00-PEw-aGFyd29vZDwvTD48L04-PC9QPg%3D%3D&i=9311969133&u=39e65ffb1c3cd0d7c8acebc9de3be134%2C79fd642decb4c87f10a355fb946326a6&q=mark%20s%20harwood

http://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=1&formname=name&qf=Mark&qmi=&qn=Harwood&qcs=IL&focusfirst=1


27 posted on 11/08/2011 4:42:54 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

...her attorney was David Axelrod.
https://w3.courtlink.lexisnexis.com/cookcounty/Finddock.asp?DocketKey=CAAJ0MB0BFIICG0MD


28 posted on 11/08/2011 4:43:12 AM PST by caww
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To: maggief
Harwood gets divorced in March 2006

He meets Bialik “on line” and after several emails they meet and it's love at first sight!

She moves in with him, mathematically, about a year after his divorce. She brings her son with her, who had to be about 8 or 9 at the time.

What does this say about her character, her morals and her ability to be a mother?

I feel sorry for her 13 year old son. Living with a person like this has had to be a strain on the youngster.

29 posted on 11/08/2011 4:47:43 AM PST by not2worry
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To: caww

David J. Axelrod:

http://pview.findlaw.com/view/2463080_1

David M. Axelrod:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Axelrod


30 posted on 11/08/2011 4:52:30 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Thanks


31 posted on 11/08/2011 4:56:14 AM PST by caww
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To: not2worry

“After communicating via email for many months, they fell in love on their first date, which lasted 72 hours, Harwood said.”

She spent three days with a stranger?


32 posted on 11/08/2011 4:56:51 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

She is a piece of narcissistic trash. Her tie to Axelrod is damning.


33 posted on 11/08/2011 5:11:14 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: maggief

Just watched the opening segments on the 3 alphabets and Gloriai and ‘Buy a Lick’ are going to be on all three this morning.

Great work maggie and FReepers who are ferreting out the truth!


34 posted on 11/08/2011 5:19:13 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: RobbyS

Gennifer Flowers had a tape incriminating Clinton.


35 posted on 11/08/2011 5:22:09 AM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: maggief

Well, to me it looks like both Harwood and Bialek are credit dumpers - they accrue money through credit and then spend till bankrupt. They’re the living representation of Mike Campbell and Brett Ashley in “The Sun Also Rises.”

Find the Swiss bank account the DNC made for her and it’s bingo time.


36 posted on 11/08/2011 5:23:36 AM PST by struggle
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To: xuberalles
Why did Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick wait to come out?

Bialek is one of four women to accuse Cain of misconduct during his tenure as head of the National Restaurant Association. Two of the women received five-figure settlements.

I don't know if Cain behaved as alleged, but sliming the accusers reminds me of the Clinton "nuts and sluts" defense. We should be better than that.

37 posted on 11/08/2011 5:55:06 AM PST by Marcellus
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To: penelopesire; struggle; MestaMachine

VIDEO:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/herman-cain-accuser-sharon-bialek-interview-im-liar-14903079

Bialek and Allred won’t answer the question of whether Bialek is the Sharon who phoned Joel Bennett.

Allred working pro bono.

Bialek toned down the makeup, I see.


38 posted on 11/08/2011 5:55:41 AM PST by maggief
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To: Marcellus

So you don’t think it’s relevant that this accuser chose GLORIA ALLRED as her advocate? Her motives after waiting 14 years to make this claim isn’t relevant? We have a claim with ZERO corroboration what are we supposed to do, just accept it and not question the accuser’s already shaky motives?


39 posted on 11/08/2011 6:00:01 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Marcellus

And personally I don’t care about you handwringing “we are not like them” types. I’m not gonna just sit down and take another liberal assassination on a conservative. No one should.


40 posted on 11/08/2011 6:01:51 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: maggief

Hmmmm..so ‘Buy a lick’ is possibly woman #1 and #4?? Just like the dem operatives to inflate the numbers by obfuscation and outright lying.


41 posted on 11/08/2011 6:14:02 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Dudoight

I would not be surprised if Axelrod leaked the whole thing to Politico


42 posted on 11/08/2011 6:28:45 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: over3Owithabrain
I’m not gonna just sit down and take another liberal assassination on a conservative. No one should.

And it is not just that. Notice how fragmented Conservatives & RINO's are right now concerning the candidates. Whoever ends up being the nominee is going to need every vote they can get. Yet I already hear, "I will not vote for _____." The media is calling a tune of confusion and strife and many who oppose Great Leader are more than willing to dance.

And, imho - Alred has shoved a kernel of gold up a pig's snout and hauled her before the cameras. The media is interviewing her and that's all there is. Nevermind about a dozen more newsworthy and important stories that should be headlining right now. This is all manufactured.
43 posted on 11/08/2011 6:29:18 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Would it make any difference to you if the accusations were true?


44 posted on 11/08/2011 6:31:52 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: maggief

Looks like Bialek is giving FOX and interview...coming up soon.


45 posted on 11/08/2011 6:34:05 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: maggief

It is obvious this is a set up by Bialek.

I haven’t decided if this was a thought out plan or a spur of the moment thing to take advantage of the situation.

Is it possible/probable (consider the time frame) that Bialek could be the original source to Politico?


46 posted on 11/08/2011 6:34:42 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Raebie

Did Bialek ever ride in a car with Bill Daley?


47 posted on 11/08/2011 6:38:26 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: maggief
Mundelein

One of struggle's links, IIRC, showed Sharon's son, Nick, going to middle school in Mundelein. This is the child Sharon was in a prolonged court battle with West Naze over.

What kind of mom goes on national tv and makes these kind of graphic statements and jokes when she has a 13-year-old son in middle school?

48 posted on 11/08/2011 6:40:15 AM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: struggle
They’re the living representation of Mike Campbell and Brett Ashley in “The Sun Also Rises.”

Now that's a great reference.

49 posted on 11/08/2011 6:41:25 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: fightinJAG

What kind of mom says the reason she came forward after all of these years is because her 13 year old son told her to??


50 posted on 11/08/2011 6:43:47 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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