Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Things to Know - 9 August


1.  Sheik and Sikh are pretty close in sounding alike, and have close proximity in the arrangement and use of the alphabet.  However, for one who has personal ambitions to hold the highest office in the land, and in for a job that has no room for sloppiness, the excuse that Romney was at the end of a long day, and ....well, you know, he got confused - well that just does not cut it.   Either you have the chops for the job, or you don't.   Mitt has nothing going for him except a secret gang of billionaire Super Pac bank rollers and a political party in disarray:

2.  Crafty Old Harry Reid is really putting the screws on Mitt and his handlers.   Harry's style is to compliment - yes Congratulate! - Mitt for being able to make so much money and hot pay any income tax.  Ya gotta really work hard to do it:

3.  Super Pac's will have loads of money, and it will be obnoxious and long and loud, for Romney.  However, one 60-second spot like this can hopefully put things back correctly:

4.  OMG! Romney has actually mentioned his role in the health care reform as Governor of Mass.   The Right Wing of the GOP is about ready to revolt.  Is Mitt connected to reality, or is he as adept at domestic logic as he is with his foreign policy adventures?:

5.  Romney is beyond being able to be helped.  Every time one turns around, here comes another speculation or factoid about his secret world of RomneyMoney:

6.  The Nuns have an admirable social activist motivation in their work.   Recently, they called out the Vatican on policy, and now they are issuing an invitation to have Mitt Romney spend a day with the Nuns after Romney's negative positions taken on welfare that reflect an "ignorance on the challenges that affect the poor".   This is a pretty dramatic challenge, and not something that Romney or his handlers can ignore.   Let's see if he can survive this one.  Poor Mitt, he's got some angry Nuns bitching at him from one side, and cranky old Harry bashing him on the other.  He's not having a good time:

7.  In order to survive the grotesquely Super Pac Big Money Machine in this campaign, the Liberal side of the stage has some very clever players.   Not having Billions in Cash to answer back with, the intelligent and concerned resort to sarcasm, comedy, and sensationalism to counter the boobs of the Big Bucks.  The Boobs do not like it.  Well, that's just too bad:

8.  The Washington Post Editorial Board is all for Mitt Romney to release all of his tax returns.   There is so much sleaze and dirt associated with this campaign, that the public is fed up and deserves an honest answer and response:

9.  We can expect desperate actions from a desperate presumptive.  Mitt Romney's campaign is trying to find anything, even if it is blatantly false, to take attention from all his deficiencies, especially his tax returns.   Here. The NY TImes calls him out on his latest lie:

10.  Let's close out on a smile.   Steve Lopez is a foodie, and he learns to take firefighters and their competition for cooking seriously:


"Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange." 
       -- Robin Morgan
"He who hesitates is a damned fool." 
       -- Mae West
"A lifetime is more than sufficiently long for people to get what there is of it wrong." 
       -- Piet Hein
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"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance."
       -- Laurence J. Peter

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