Sunday, August 19, 2012

Things to Know - 20 August

          Stuart Carlson
1.  Networking is a wonderful way to develop strategic thinking on implementing and carrying out a  policy and a mission.   The guys you have working on it can talk to other guys, who can make things happen.  You develop a working team of mutual cooperation.  These are the guys on your team:

2.  Romney says that he is demonstrating leadership and present a bold plan for budget reform, and as with his tax returns, he expects us to trust him.  Well, independent and non-partisan analysis of his budget plan shows that he presents no solutions.  He does give us a summation of his goals, but nothing that substantiates or proves his plan is revealed.  Adding up his bullet points, the numbers just do not add up.  I wish we had the numbers of his IRS history and run them through the same analysis, but we don't.  As far as his budget is concerned, we got some numbers, and his math is not working for him:

3.  In grade and high school, we learned the nice neat history of democracy in our country.  You know - George Washington, the cherry tree, Nathan Hale, the Constitution...etc.   We were schooled on how great and fair this country was, and how we were going to be the leaders of this great country in the years ahead.  How would we have reacted if we were told that improving the ability to cast votes and participate in the election process would be subject to punishment?  What is going on?  Making it easier for people to register and vote - is that wrong?   I sincerely hope that we will be looking back at 2012 and the suppression of voting in the same way that we look back at some of the other things that have been done in the name of democracy (Japanese internment camps, McCarthyism, etc):

4.  Just to reinforce the perception that Romney is not the only flip-flopper on the ticket, here is a video that clearly shows Ryan says one thing when Obama was promoting a stimulus to help get us out of the economic mess that Bush gave us, and then Captain Abs arguing FOR a stimulus when Bush was asking for it in 2002.  This confirms that the RomRyan duo is painted in Hypocrisy:

5.  Here's something else the Romney need to explain.   Leave it to the Brits to do the journalistic investigation to find that his Mittness was involved in an investment scheme in the UK that he was legally prevented from doing while he was the Gov. of Mass.  "Of Beautiful for spacious skies and amber waves of grain.....":

6.  Ladies and Gentlemen, may we have your attention please.  A Republican guy running for senate as talked to some medical professionals who have told him that women have the ability to shut down pregnancy in the event of a "legitimate rape".  Did you ladies know that you had this biological power?   Just remember that these Republicans are walking out there among us and are running for elected office:

7.  This article deals with the issue of fraudulent voting.  The Republicans are using this in states that they control the legislature to reduce the likelihood of Democrats (the aged, minorities, and handicapped non-drivers) from voting - Voter Suppression.  The Republican Party is earning a reputation for disrupting democracy in the most craven way.  The Republican Party will go away from this election in shame and scorn.  Do not trust the party that never wanted Medicare and Social Security in the first place.  Also - we need to get this confirmed - you need to show your ID to vote to protect our freedom and our rights, but to require it at a gun show is a violation of our rights.  The GOP is going to go down in flames with a reputation lower than Small Pox:

8.  Paul Krugman takes full measure of Paul Ryan, and checks out his claims on his "Ryan Plan".  The Nobel Economist finds Ryan woefully inadequate at best, and congenitally false, also at best.  Putting Ryan with Romney just puts to guys together who throw out a bunch of claims based on things that cannot be defined or calculated, and expects people to trust and believe.  This is not the stuff which make a good run for higher office:

9.  Romney has not been able to find his groove.   He says he's going to campaign on one thing, then he get slammed on that claim, and so he goes out and finds something else to campaign on, and he get slammed again.  He is unable to stick with any one subject, and he;s losing the interest he needs.  Well, it should be obvious by now that Mitt is a very uninteresting person and difficult to like.  Mitt is not ready for prime time, neither is his side kick:,0,3310299,print.story


"I don't think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance." 
       -- Frank Carson
"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours." 
       -- Hunter S. Thompson
"Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man." 
       -- Bertrand Russell
"Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate." 
       -- Mark B. Cohen
"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today." 
       -- Herman Wouk

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