Thursday, November 1, 2012

Something to Know - 1 November


1.   Ah, November.  It's almost going to be normal again.   However, before that, we need to really understand that this Sandy thing and how it has brought Gov. Christie of NY and Obama together on common ground.  The aftermath is that Christie, in need of a mass of Federal help, is seemingly on the Obama train, without saying it outright.  This leaves Romney out there as uncomfortable as a constipated glutton on an overdose of Metamucil and prune juice.  While hiding from any questions of FEMA, the RomRyan duo is stuck in the morass of their own agenda:

2.  While Obama and Christie are dancing the Sandy FEMA two-step along the New Jersey Coast, Willard is hard-pressed to find something relevant to do.  So what does he do?.....he has his staffers go out and buy $5,000 worth of Walmart Supermarket stuff, so that he can invite people to his "Disaster Relief Rally" and they can pick up a can of beans or box of diapers from the staffer's table and then walk up to Romney and pretend to be donating them.  Romney then smiles, thanks the donor, and then has his staff load them on a truck.  The Red Cross really does not want these donations.  They want money and blood donations.  Romney foists the big lie for a photo-op and uses the misery thousand and thousands to Sandy victims for his cheap campaign hi-jinks:

3.  What does it say about Willard Mitt Romney and his propensity to lie?   It's not just a personal tick or electioneering tactic.  It's says much about his understanding of the body politic and how to get to power.   In that sense, he is the path of Fascism, which makes him no different than previous historical mistakes.   His interpretation on what he believes is the true course to his leadership is a dangerous aspect of a simply horrible human being:

4.  This NY Times editorial continues to find fault with Romney and his continued habit of lies upon lies, even after the initial lie has been refuted:

5.  Getting to more adult themes that were not discussed in this campaign, the need to acknowledge that the frequency and severity of Nature's storms is more than a nuisance.   It affects how our cities, especially along the coast from Seattle to Los Angeles and San Diego, and around to Houston, Miami, New York and Boston, and all others in between meet the challenges of the future:

6.  On a lighter, but still serious note, here Steve Lopez on a blind guy who goes into the California DMV office and kind of passes his visual test, and aces the written test.  His vision is 94% gone and he is classified as legally blind.   He got his license in the mail two weeks later.   His examiner must moonlight as a Romney fact-checker:


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