What makes Mitt so different?
Mittens: “Hi, I’m Mitt Romney. I’m not concerned about the very poor.”Fangirls: “Oh, we’re so glad you’re white. Look how white you are!”Mittens: “I can’t have illegals. I’m running for office!”Fangirls: “Obama is arrogant. So very arrogant.”Mittens: “I have a Mustang and a pick-up truck. My wife Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs.”Fangirls: “A black man should never ever come off as arrogant. If he is powerful, driven, and intelligent he doesn’t really have a choice, though, does he? Obama is just so arrogant!”Mittens: “Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?”:: Romney quote sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 ::

Mittens: “Hi, I’m Mitt Romney. I’m not concerned about the very poor.”

Fangirls: “Oh, we’re so glad you’re white. Look how white you are!”

Mittens: “I can’t have illegals. I’m running for office!”

Fangirls: “Obama is arrogant. So very arrogant.”

Mittens: “I have a Mustang and a pick-up truck. My wife Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs.”

Fangirls: “A black man should never ever come off as arrogant. If he is powerful, driven, and intelligent he doesn’t really have a choice, though, does he? Obama is just so arrogant!”

Mittens: “Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?”

:: Romney quote sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 ::

"DR. DOOM" PREDICTS THE OBVIOUSOr does he? Economist Nouriel Roubini, nicknamed “Dr. Doom” for his gloomy predictions in the run-up to the financial meltdown four years ago, has predicted that going to war with Iran would be very bad financially, not only for the U.S., who will cause the war, but for everyone else, too."No way!" humanity replies sarcastically, then rolls its eyes.Going out on a limb, Mr. Roubini says that having a conflict in a major oil producing region would lead to a disruption in—get this—the flow of oil. This, in turn, would lead to a global recession. Mr. Roubini really comes out of left field when he says that the United States, which is already deeply in debt, would go still further into debt by having yet another war.The United States has no money. We all know this. What we really don’t know is actually how much money we don’t have. We owe more money than there IS money. If you took all the money, from everyone, even rich people and corporations (which is blasphemous), and put it in a big pile, there still wouldn’t be enough to pay off the debt. Such a visual goes a long way in helping you understand the level of pure fantasy our economy operates on.Republicans will tell you we need to reduce spending by cutting things like education and help for the poor, because, you know, that’s the REAL problem behind all this debt. (Nyuk, nyuk). Make rich people pay a fair tax rate? Come ON! End corporate welfare? Are you HIGH? The debt is caused by people who don’t have enough money to begin with, so we need to take whatever they do have away. Food stamps? There’s a perfectly good dumpster in the alley. Health care? Think of your financial inability to fight your cancer as an extremely late late-term abortion. Taking everything away from those who don’t have much makes it possible to avoid doing something psychotic like making people such as Mitt Romney pay a tax rate as high as a school teacher’s.Whenever I listen to Republican hallucinations, it’s no surprise to me why they won’t win a national election. Well, not without the help of the Supreme Court anyway. (By the way, this month the Supreme Court is brought to you by Monsanto. “Monstanto—providing Frankenfood to a clueless public since 1982”). It also becomes clear why Republicans are trying to rig local election laws to make it more difficult for the poor and minority to vote. As Jesus, the Republican mascot, always says, “If you can’t win playing by the rules, cheat.” (Matthew 19:24).Republicans have actually convinced themselves that their coddling of corporations and the super-rich, plus nearly a dozen years of war, are not the cause of the national debt, which it is. Amazing what you can do with magical thinking, huh?What a penetrating gaze this Nouriel Roubini has, able to peer into the future like Nostradamus and predict that the coming war with Iran will be expensive. Very observant, Mr. Roubini. You must’ve been squinting.But all kidding aside, it seems to me that war with Iran or someone else is inevitable, and soon. The Iraq War ended several long months ago and we’re due for another Support Our Troops magnetic ribbon fest. How about supporting them by not having them fighting and dying on a more or less constant basis? How about being reluctant to kill our fellow man just a tiny little bit?What Mr. Roubini failed to see as he peered into his crystal ball was that billionista corporations like Lockheed Martin depend on selling a manufactured product that kills people, and they need a war to have a market. Building complex, expensive devices that slaughter humans is big business in America. It’s a very large, very important section of our economy. It all comes down to supply and demand, and suppliers need to do something to create demand, otherwise there’s no reason for them to exist. The industry that builds the machines of war needs a war to sell their machines and they have a lot of money—a lot of money to pump into political campaigns, a lot of money to lobby with, a lot of money to get rid of pesky, unprofitable peacetime.War is good business, Mr. Roubini. Sorry, but you lose.Michael Kindt :: share on Facebook

"DR. DOOM" PREDICTS THE OBVIOUS

Or does he? Economist Nouriel Roubini, nicknamed “Dr. Doom” for his gloomy predictions in the run-up to the financial meltdown four years ago, has predicted that going to war with Iran would be very bad financially, not only for the U.S., who will cause the war, but for everyone else, too.

"No way!" humanity replies sarcastically, then rolls its eyes.

Going out on a limb, Mr. Roubini says that having a conflict in a major oil producing region would lead to a disruption in—get this—the flow of oil. This, in turn, would lead to a global recession. Mr. Roubini really comes out of left field when he says that the United States, which is already deeply in debt, would go still further into debt by having yet another war.

The United States has no money. We all know this. What we really don’t know is actually how much money we don’t have. We owe more money than there IS money. If you took all the money, from everyone, even rich people and corporations (which is blasphemous), and put it in a big pile, there still wouldn’t be enough to pay off the debt. Such a visual goes a long way in helping you understand the level of pure fantasy our economy operates on.

Republicans will tell you we need to reduce spending by cutting things like education and help for the poor, because, you know, that’s the REAL problem behind all this debt. (Nyuk, nyuk). Make rich people pay a fair tax rate? Come ON! End corporate welfare? Are you HIGH? The debt is caused by people who don’t have enough money to begin with, so we need to take whatever they do have away. Food stamps? There’s a perfectly good dumpster in the alley. Health care? Think of your financial inability to fight your cancer as an extremely late late-term abortion. Taking everything away from those who don’t have much makes it possible to avoid doing something psychotic like making people such as Mitt Romney pay a tax rate as high as a school teacher’s.

Whenever I listen to Republican hallucinations, it’s no surprise to me why they won’t win a national election. Well, not without the help of the Supreme Court anyway. (By the way, this month the Supreme Court is brought to you by Monsanto. “Monstanto—providing Frankenfood to a clueless public since 1982”). It also becomes clear why Republicans are trying to rig local election laws to make it more difficult for the poor and minority to vote. As Jesus, the Republican mascot, always says, “If you can’t win playing by the rules, cheat.” (Matthew 19:24).

Republicans have actually convinced themselves that their coddling of corporations and the super-rich, plus nearly a dozen years of war, are not the cause of the national debt, which it is. Amazing what you can do with magical thinking, huh?

What a penetrating gaze this Nouriel Roubini has, able to peer into the future like Nostradamus and predict that the coming war with Iran will be expensive. Very observant, Mr. Roubini. You must’ve been squinting.

But all kidding aside, it seems to me that war with Iran or someone else is inevitable, and soon. The Iraq War ended several long months ago and we’re due for another Support Our Troops magnetic ribbon fest. How about supporting them by not having them fighting and dying on a more or less constant basis? How about being reluctant to kill our fellow man just a tiny little bit?

What Mr. Roubini failed to see as he peered into his crystal ball was that billionista corporations like Lockheed Martin depend on selling a manufactured product that kills people, and they need a war to have a market. Building complex, expensive devices that slaughter humans is big business in America. It’s a very large, very important section of our economy. It all comes down to supply and demand, and suppliers need to do something to create demand, otherwise there’s no reason for them to exist. The industry that builds the machines of war needs a war to sell their machines and they have a lot of money—a lot of money to pump into political campaigns, a lot of money to lobby with, a lot of money to get rid of pesky, unprofitable peacetime.

War is good business, Mr. Roubini. Sorry, but you lose.

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Yet Another Generic Rich White DudeIt looks as though Mitt Romney is going to win Iowa, at least according to the most recent polls. Gone are the days of No More Mister Nice Newt.Gingrich briefly filled the vacuum that was created when Herman Cain evacuated the race after being outed as the SNL character ‘The Ladies Man’. Then about a week later everyone remembered who Newt was and his numbers collapsed.I miss Newt. He was truly evil, like a crazy James Bond villain stroking a cat in front of a bank of controls with which he plans to destroy the world. Candidate Newt would have been terribly fun. You guys probably don’t know this about him, but he was actually the inspiration for the Metallica song ‘The Thing That Should Not Be’. Cool, huh?But c’est la vie. Mitt will probably win Iowa and that will thrust him deep into the front-runner’s position. He is also leading in New Hampshire, a state next door to Massachusetts and a place where he has one of his mansions. It’s practically a Romney fief and a certain shoe-in.The fact that I am having trouble making fun of him says much. If this article were about Bachmann or Perry or, alas, my long lost Newt, I would have it written and scientifically hilarious inside 15 minutes. But it’s about Mitt, a man so generic he makes plain white bread look like Mexican food.I knew it all along, though. I knew the Republicans were going to field yet another generic rich white dude, despite its flirtation with “feminism” in the form crazy ex-girlfriend types like Bachmann and Palin, despite its casting of Herman Cain in the role of “token black man killed first by the terrible monster”.I always knew it would be someone boring, someone white, someone rich, someone male. Think about it: if there was a mentally stable Republican woman with brains and a heart, she’d be a Democrat. Seriously. So generic rich white dude here we come.Romney is almost perfect for this role, having been designed and built by generic rich white dude engineers at the generic rich white dude factory in China. He says whatever you want to hear, revealing impeccable wiring and programming worthy of a sleek Steve Jobs gizmo.Unfortunately for the Republicans and their regressive philosophy not enough people buy into anymore, he won’t win unless the Supreme Court steps in and subverts the election like it did a dozen years before. Even I doubt they would try that again so soon and in this political climate. Besides, it’s not like Obama is any threat to the status quo.First Lady Michele, you can stop packing.source :: share on Facebook

Yet Another Generic Rich White Dude

It looks as though Mitt Romney is going to win Iowa, at least according to the most recent polls. Gone are the days of No More Mister Nice Newt.

Gingrich briefly filled the vacuum that was created when Herman Cain evacuated the race after being outed as the SNL character ‘The Ladies Man’. Then about a week later everyone remembered who Newt was and his numbers collapsed.

I miss Newt. He was truly evil, like a crazy James Bond villain stroking a cat in front of a bank of controls with which he plans to destroy the world. Candidate Newt would have been terribly fun. You guys probably don’t know this about him, but he was actually the inspiration for the Metallica song ‘The Thing That Should Not Be’. Cool, huh?

But c’est la vie. Mitt will probably win Iowa and that will thrust him deep into the front-runner’s position. He is also leading in New Hampshire, a state next door to Massachusetts and a place where he has one of his mansions. It’s practically a Romney fief and a certain shoe-in.

The fact that I am having trouble making fun of him says much. If this article were about Bachmann or Perry or, alas, my long lost Newt, I would have it written and scientifically hilarious inside 15 minutes. But it’s about Mitt, a man so generic he makes plain white bread look like Mexican food.

I knew it all along, though. I knew the Republicans were going to field yet another generic rich white dude, despite its flirtation with “feminism” in the form crazy ex-girlfriend types like Bachmann and Palin, despite its casting of Herman Cain in the role of “token black man killed first by the terrible monster”.

I always knew it would be someone boring, someone white, someone rich, someone male. Think about it: if there was a mentally stable Republican woman with brains and a heart, she’d be a Democrat. Seriously. So generic rich white dude here we come.

Romney is almost perfect for this role, having been designed and built by generic rich white dude engineers at the generic rich white dude factory in China. He says whatever you want to hear, revealing impeccable wiring and programming worthy of a sleek Steve Jobs gizmo.

Unfortunately for the Republicans and their regressive philosophy not enough people buy into anymore, he won’t win unless the Supreme Court steps in and subverts the election like it did a dozen years before. Even I doubt they would try that again so soon and in this political climate. Besides, it’s not like Obama is any threat to the status quo.

First Lady Michele, you can stop packing.

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