Friday, October 5, 2012

Things to Know - 6 October

Signe Wilkinson
1.  Unemployment report.  Looks better for Obama.  Romney has to find something else to talk about, or spin the news by either discrediting the data or change the subject:

2.  Mittfib is all over the map on his so called "47%" fund raiser in Boca Raton (yes the Mouth of the Mouse).  It was earlier this year that he did was captured on video cam.   When it was brought out and released for general consumption by Mother Jones, His Mittness confirmed that it may have been "inelegant choice of words", but it was all basically the truth.  He got called out and raked over the coals by everyone, and his poll numbers went in the crapper.  Now, it comes to our attention that if he were to have been asked about it at the debate, that his reply would have been that it was all wrong, and that he misspoke.  Did he ever go back to the people who paid $50,000 a plate to eat while he regaled them with falsehoods.  I mean, if he is a man of stalwart character and a good citizen, should not he have told them that he was in error? ....Not, of course not.  The beauty of an Etch-a-Sketch ethic is that you are never obligated to the truth, and that all statement are operative until they are changed:

3.  If the presidential campaign were to be judged on the basis of who is the most daring and bold candidate who represents the grandest tradition of sleazy pandering, Slickk Romney wins the prize for all time.   In addition to paying no or less in taxes, refusing to release his tax information, investing his good old running for president wealth in foreign banks for the purpose of hiding his money, now we can add the trait of being totally devoid character and integrity:

4.  As the aftermath of the debates advances to assessment of the impact on voter reaction, it appears that Romney's plan to defund PBS, and announcing the demise of Big Bird might be the action that evened out the results to a dead heat.   You just don't pluck Big Bird out of the families, children, and adults who are growing up or grew up with all the characters on Sesame Street.   Big Bird may be the matinee idol who got most of the attention, but we will be losing Oscar the Grouch, who as we all know, was the mold which gave the excuse for Dick Cheney's existence:

5.  Figuring out the actual wealth amassed by Romm MIttney is a parlor game played by some pundits in Washington D.C. who have nothing better to do.  It reads like a trashy checkout stand tabloid special edition by Standard and Poor.  By the way, I am still waiting for Harry Reid to introduce the name of the person who knows that Mitt paid no income taxes at all.  Now, that would really be the show stopper news that we need right now:

6.  Nate Silver's 538 blog has not changed much.  Obama is still way out in front.  The job numbers on employment have really solidified the evidence for winning.  The GeeOpee is twisting in apoplectic verbal contortions and cries of the US Bureau of Labor cheating on the data are rampant:

7.  Gail Collins is here to remind us that there are some other interesting contests going on that do not involve Obama and his opponent (the Cayman ATM):

8.  If you remember the last time Dick Cavett wrote out Stan and Ollie, well, here is another memorable tale of the master of cerebral talk shows on the Great Stanley Laurel:


"Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked."
       -- Peter de Vries
"Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."
       -- Robert Louis Stevenson
"Ahhh. A man with a sharp wit. Someone ought to take it away from him before he cuts himself."
       -- Peter da Silva
"So little time and so little to do."
       -- Oscar Levant
"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."
       -- Arnold Schopehhauer

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