Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Something to Know - 31 October


1.   Hurricane/Subtropical Storm Sandy has changed the tempo of the presidential campaign.   Obama, since he is the president, went about an aggressive strategy in directing FEMA and worked to eliminate red-tape to get emergency plans, disaster recovery, etc all in good working order.   Meanwhile, Mittless Witless is running around like a LDS food bank, and doing things that the Red Cross really does not want.  As he is avoiding talking about his plans to gut FEMA and privatize its functions to the 50 separate states, he is getting the way and sending the wrong messages.  Even NJ Gov. Christ Christie want Romney to stay away, and even praised President Obama for his help:

2.  Invest about 6-minutes and watch this uncomplicated and simple explanation on how our national debt and deficit work and what it all means to us.  This is a really nice compact way of learning it.  I appreciate Nobel Krugman and Stiglitz, but this C-Student prodigy from some Southern State clears it up to part-way understand it all:

3.  There has been much kerfuffle about a statement that Romney made, in which he asserted that Chrysler was sending its Jeep manufacturing over to China as a result of the Obama policies.   Chrysler immediately set the record straight for Romney and that they were actually adding more US jobs.  Romney does not care - he kept up spreading his lies.   You know the character trait that Romney is showing is disgusting and is totally malignant in one who is running for president:

4.  As President Obama is doing an effective job of applying FEMA's response to the disaster created by Sandy, MittBot tries to ignore the reporter's questions about him wanting to shut down FEMA  and perhaps privatize the job)....and gathers cans of beans and soup and loads them on a truck.   He refused to answer questions pertaining to FEMA:

5.  For those who are very nervous on the news from the polling services, here is the Nate Silver NY TImes 538Blog, which should steady things.   I think that in the days after the election, much attention will be paid to the polling, and things that were missed.   One factor that has been mentioned is that the polling seems to bypass, for the most part, cell phones.  How many people these days are purely on cell phones, and no land lines? ----a bunch, a whole bunch, and they are usually all the younger trend setters who have a tendency to vote progressive and liberal:


"We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know." 
       -- W.H. Auden
"Indecision may or may not be my problem." 
       -- Jimmy Buffett
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river." 
       -- Nikita Khrushchev
"Hello seeker! Now don't feel alone here in the New Age, because there's a seeker born every minute." 
       -- Firesign Theatre
"I'm just a person trapped inside a woman's body." 
       -- Elayne Boosler

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