Saturday, May 19, 2012

Things to Know - 20 May

This is not a funny cartoon

1.  Cynthia Tucker points out that Romney's shallow personality is explained by the fact that he just does not understand the burdens and travails of life of the 99%:

2.  The endorsement by the NAACP for Marriage Equality (favoring same-sex) occurs at a time when things start to line up nicely in a progressive path for the present and future:

3.  What can only be described as "bureaucratic disconnect" and utterly stupid, the application for certification for the Homeless in the State of Illinois requires a home address:

4.  It would appear that the Opposition Strategy against Romney is to frame his as being the wrong dude for the job.  I think it is a brilliant tactic, and should be exercised daily.  For if anything, it gets traction with the audience, and the more that MittBot tries to act like a normal guy, the Worse he comes off:

5.  The writer here suggests that the Conservative Brain of many politicians is the result of the same trauma that professional football players suffer.  He suggests that Romney and others suffer this from constant bashing of their skulls agains the wall of Progressive Thought and Ideas. It's gotta be that:

6.  In preparation for the upcoming Department of Defense, here is the analysis and bio on Mr F-35 Jet.   The most expensive and powerful airplane yet.  How many IEDs and RPGs and parked bomb cars can it take out in one pass?   It must be pretty good, because that what we have been fighting for the last 10 years, and have not done squat.  Now, how many student loans, scholarships, Pell Grants, new schools, engineers and doctors can may just 10 of those airplanes buy?  Probably the whole lot of investment in our education infrastructure.   Can the Pentagon and all the Chicken Hawks create a single tool, at the cost of one lug nut wheel on the jet, that can get their head screwed on right? - sadly probably not:

7.  Thomas Friedman is basically attacking the austerity and gridlock that has eaten away at the formidable jewel of our education system.  Slashing budgets and cutting back on the mission to educate and endow the sparks of creativity is going to do us in to the point where our business enterprise will have to go to other countries to obtain the talent for the future.  At the same time, while the xenophobes in our midst decry any person who does no look like them, the other countries just may adapt and take over the invention, creation, and the jobs.   We are screwed:

8.  One idiot billionaire can pump millions of his chump change into one nasty political missile with the abandoned glee of a teenager stuffing a cherry bomb down a flushing toilet.  What a rush the vandalism has.  Too much money in hand and  lacking a brain and conscience to act responsibly.  We are screwed:

9.  According to Doyle McMannus, there is a lot of political fallout coming when the Supremes make one of several possible decisions on the Affordable Care Act - and not all of them are detrimental to Obama, if it goes against the Act.  Also the problem for the Republicans, is that they have nothing to substitute:


"Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows." 
       -- David T. Wolf
"Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one." 
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors." 
       -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." 
       -- Elvis Presley
"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."
       -- Henry Kissinger

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