Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Think About It...

A Really Valuable Endorsement

I was kind of stunned by all the praise Chris Christie heaped on the president during the past couple days. What's going on here?
http://www.salon.com/2012/10/31/chris_christie_democratic_hero/

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Big is Better

So Republicans (including Mitt Romney)think we'd be better off with 50 individual state FEMAs?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/opinion/a-big-storm-requires-big-government.html

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Monday, October 29, 2012

What About the Rest of Life?

Tom Friedman on the idea that maybe we need a pro-life philosophy that covers life from womb to tomb.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/opinion/sunday/friedman-why-i-am-pro-life.html?_r=0

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Zealots

I find it fascinating that so often the GOP is winning an election and then their candidate can't resist the temptation to take a side trip to Crazy Town. It almost looks like Richard Mourdock is trying to win his Senate race with zero female votes.
http://www.salon.com/2012/10/27/why_the_gop_will_draw_the_wrong_lessons_from_2012/

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Party That's Looking For Cheaters...is Cheating

Boy, talk about working both sides of the fence...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/gop-voter-fraud_n_1990104.html

Taking Another Look At Austerity

It's bothered me that people haven't pointed out more often that almost the entire world is still having a tough time economically and we're doing better than most countries. If Mitt is elected, that will change.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/opinion/kristof-romneys-economic-plan.html?_r=0

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

He Will Say Anything To Get Elected

Oh, I see...Mitt thinks we should provide economic development for countries in the Middle East and slash it here at home...WTF?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bam!!!

Complete and total win by the president tonight. Romney spent the whole debate sweating and trying to figure out how much to agree with the administration's policies. Best line in my opinion: Governor Romney has a foreign policy out of the 1980's, a social policy out of the 1950's and an economic policy out of the 1920's.

Starving the Beast

The sanctions are working. Mitt and his Bush era advisors would throw all that hard work out the window and start shooting.
http://atlanticsentinel.com/2012/10/sanctions-drive-iran-back-to-negotiating-table/

Mitt is All About the Money

Apparently Romney isn't just a political hypocrite but also a moral one.
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/12219-mormon-mitt-in-bed-with-big-tobacco

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Finally, Mitt Gives Us the Details

http://www.romneytaxplan.com/

Two Countries in One

This is a really interesting article, talking about why northern states tend to have a different attitude about taking care of their people than southern ones. It's especially relevant considering a big part of the Romney/Ryan agenda is moving power and decisions back to the states.
http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/108185/blue-states-are-scandinavia-red-states-are-guatemala#

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Amazing Unanswerable Tax Question

Okay, let's cut taxes by 5 trillion and give the military 2 trillion they don't even want. We'll work out the details on who's going to pay for all this once I'm elected.
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/10/17/1032901/gop-chairman-slams-media-for-asking-how-romney-would-pay-for-tax-cuts/

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Highlight Reel

My two favorite moments of the debate tonight: when Obama pointed out the ways Romney is WORSE than Dubya and the final question when Mitt made the mistake of saying he cared for 100 percent of the people and the president clubbed him with a reference to the 47 percent remark he made behind closed doors a few months ago.

Wedge Party

I predict this will be the last presidential election where the GOP will have the luxury of hating on all the groups other than white, heterosexual Christians. The nasty vitriol and outlandish claims (see Rush Limbaugh, Todd Akin)are the final grunts of a party that's been fueled by racism, misogny, homophobia and hatred of the poor for far too long.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Billionaire Blackmail

It's amazing to see all these old plutocrats crapping on the world like crazy. Just do us a favor and die already.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/15/1010581/koch-employee-votes/

Politicians Are Products, My Friend

Obama needs to hit Mitt hard tomorrow night with hypocrite charges.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dionne-jr-unlikable-policies-force-romney-to-keep-flip-flopping/2012/10/14/179cfcfe-1633-11e2-9855-71f2b202721b_story.html?hpid=z3

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Quick Spins

So much interesting new music out this year. Here's my take on a few of the new releases:
Tame Impala "Lonerism"...in my opinion, even better than "Inner Speaker". A real musical adventure. Muse "The 2nd Law"...I really want to like these guys since they're doing progressive rock. But they need more crunch and less opera. Heart "Fanatic"...I would give it a B minus. Ann Wilson still has a great voice and they try some new tricks. Aimee Mann "Charmer"...her usual great songwriting plus a bit more fun with the guitars and synths. Highly recommended.

Friday, October 12, 2012

He's An Excellent Student

Paul Ryan Gets Schooled

Loved the debate last night. Joe Biden was confident, righteous and funny. Paul Ryan was (as usual) a greasy, unsympathetic maggot. He had no business trying to articulate views about Afghanistan and once again refused to reveal what the magic deductions are the middle class needs to lose so the country's richest people can buy more houses and dancing horses.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/paul-ryan-debate-joe-biden-13626962?src=soc_fcbk

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Split Decision

This is what goes through Mitt's mind when he's talking about a woman's right to choose: What I say depends on where I am at the moment and who I happen to be talking to.

Now Watch Romney Run To The Middle

Here are some questions I would love to see the president ask Mitt during the next debate. Are you an extreme conservative? Are you going to work to overturn Roe v. Wade?Are you going to get rid of the mortgage deduction? Should insurance companies be able to deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions? Do you want a war with Iran? Do you think forty seven percent of the people in this country are basically leeches?
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/10/982471/suddenly-centrist-the-new-moderate-mitt-romney/

Monday, October 8, 2012

Our Iran Policy is Working

The West's economic sanctions are driving Iran into a state of hyperinflation. That's how you get the regular people to turn on their government.
http://www.rferl.org/content/interrupting-iran-oil-price-west-can-now-afford/24732472.html

Backwards

Romney says he'll repeal Obamacare. That means tens of millions of people will lose their health insurance and will be forced to start filling up emergency rooms again. Wow, what an amazingly efficient proposal.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Dorky Cousin and the Drunk Uncle

I predict Joe will make Paul Ryan look like a snot nosed seventh grader.
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/10/why_the_ryanbid.php

Future Games

Here's something I've been thinking about a lot lately...if Obama wins in November (and I think he will), will the GOP be more likely to work with him or will they remain stubbornly obstructionist? I predict they'll be more willing to compromise because after four years of what they've been doing, the public is starting to get pretty sick of this behavior. A ten percent approval rating tells me that...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Ugly Truth

A wise Republican pundit made the following comment about this video: "In the final days of an election the only thing worse than having voters not like you is letting them know you don't like them."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Romney Re-introduces Himself, Take 119

Watching Mitt all these months has made me wonder...if you contradict yourself too many times will you eventually just dissolve into a big puddle of raw ambition and good hair?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-which-romney-will-show-up-to-the-debate/2012/10/01/fac0d4cc-0be5-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story.html?hpid=z2

Monday, October 1, 2012

Reality Check

For all you folks who like to call the president a socialist...looks like the Dow is up around 150 points today. I wouldn't be surprised if it hit 14,000 by the end of the year. Looks like you need to find a different way to insult him.