Sunday, September 30, 2012

Romney Will Make Sesame Street A Dead End

I am not sure if anyone knows that one of Rmoney's goals if he  is elected is to gut the National Endowment For The Arts and defund PBS. This is the kind of art that he supports.
This is really two portraits. Check out scary Queen Ann.

I was interested in the artists who were supporting Romney  It was fascinating and somewhat predictable as to who was endorsing him. Ted Nugent, is no surprise, since he's a total gun whore and known as the "Motor City Madman". He's crazy, and crazy rich people vote for the GOP.
Porn star Jenna Jameson was a surprise.
She thinks voting for Romney is really good for rich people, she's right about that. However, Romney might really be f*%&#d with her endorsement. Scott Baio actually campaigns for him, so does Orson Bean, who was also Andrew Breitbart's father-in-law. Who knew?
Oh yeah and the Osmonds and Vince Mc Mahon, he's crazy too. Rednecks like Jeff Foxworthy love Romney. Oh yeah and Clint "Crazy" Eastwood.
I didn't see any painters backing him. Except maybe the guy who did the portrait. Who knows how he really felt about his sitter. I think I know how he felt about Ann.
Notice these are all white people and they are rich.
Romney also promised to put filters on every computer. Really Jenna? You're going to vote for this religious freak? Just because he doesn't talk about his magic underwear and weird religion doesn't mean he's not freaky. He's pretty much screwed any way from all the stupid s#*%t he's said and done during his campaign. I can't wait for the next stupid thing he says. The debates should be hilarious
At a time when the U.S is undergoing a demographic shift from majority white to majority people of color, Republicans are still electing white people. They aren't interested in progress or change. It isn't in their best interest. They need to purge their party of crazed Fundamentalists and Tea Party wingnuts and their agenda of hate.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tumblr's Got Mitt's Number

Seriously, there's a lot of s%#t goin' down on the internet. First is the ridiculous tan Rmoney got in order for him to look darker on a Latino network  interview. If Romney thought that being a black woman would get him elected he would get a sex change and tan even darker. Will Willard even remember what his positions are when the debates come around?
He really lives in such a rarefied world where whatever idea he grabs onto, he runs with it.
People really are hatin' and it's everywhere. Tumblr had 8 million reblogs about how they think Mitt the Twit sucks
I wonder how many of those 8 million will vote?
He is in such damage control mode that he thinks releasing 1 year (that's right 1) of tax returns is going to make all the speculation go away.
 The latest is that the President, has over 88 million to spend and Romney has somewhere around 35 million in the last 6 weeks of the election. Republicans have basically given up hope. Just wait for the Robotic dim-witted Romney in a debate with Obama. One of the reasons Gingrich did so well, during the Republican debates, is because Romney didn't.
Romney's business success was at taxpayer's expense, and I wish that was brought up more. His businessman BS destroyed American companies and people's lives
 Romney has revealed himself to be racist, sexist, and elitist. I am hopeful that the American people will vote accordingly.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Time For Mitt To Quit.

Lets go back to February, when Romney originally said he wasn't concerned with the poor, because they have a safety net. He let us know class warfare against the moocher-victims was on. Oh yeah and the middle class makes $200,000-$250,000, he obviously does not understand what middle class is. But he's probably not concerned with them either.
How does he think moochers have enough of an income to pay taxes? I don't know what Romney did at Bain, I wonder if he had to use logic or math?
How much welfare did Mitt's moocher family get? Let's talk about the welfare Mitt's moocher family got when the family emigrated back from Mexico. "George Romney was born in Mexico and was 5 years old when a revolution forced his family members in 1912 to flee their Mormon colony and seek refuge in the United States. The Mormon exiles lost their homes, farms, and most of their belongings, were welcomed by the United States, and benefited from a $100,000 refugee fund established by Congress"
Guess what? You really didn't build that Mitt. Maybe helping refugee's isn't a good idea. If moochers like his family didn't have access to American money and a country to live in we wouldn't have to put up with his smirking, sneering, viciousness. Guess why they had to go to Mexico? "The reason that George was born in Mexico is that his grandfather - Mitt’s great-grandfather - had taken refuge there in order to escape US laws against polygamy. It was this family patriarch, Miles Park Romney, who established the colony and lived there with four wives." A real life episode of "Sister Wives", before there was TV!
Romney's Moocher remarks
Update: It looks like Jimmy Carter's grandson was responsible for the vid of Romney being released, good job!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Go Medieval On It

What is it about religion and hats?
I tried to watch the crappy movie that set off the riots in the Middle East. Oh boy.
Now I understand everything. Watching that movie definitely makes you want to kill someone. They just killed the wrong people, it should have been the guy who made that POS movie. My daughters high school play had better acting and production qualities.
So why?? Why would people get so worked up about this stupidity? I guess one of the things we really don't understand is the desperation of these people. Radical Islamists, are like evangelicals and fanatical about their religion. First there's the poverty and ignorance level. Somewhat like the Tea Party. Or like the morons who stake out a Planned Parenthood clinic and shoot the Doctor. Here's the thing we don't understand about Islam, they WILL die for their religion, not only that but it is enjoyable for them to do so, because they have this great party to go to, with virgins waiting, probably some food, they don't drink so I guess it's alcohol free. My other issue is free time, they must have lots of it. Why is that? Maybe unemployment? I personally, don't have time for crappy movies, and I am such a sinner I don't have time for church either.
The level of rage in the Middle East over a stupid movie some asshole made, is important because, thanks to our ongoing presence there, and after two wars to supposedly make us safe from terrorism, we are in more trouble than ever. Whatever you do, do not make fun of Mohammed.
I know when the movie "Dogma" came out the Catholic League protested, but I don't think anyone died.
I know that fanatics exist in the Catholic church, which is why I hate religious people who wear hats.
This guy gives me the creeps.
"America has long been an enemy to Islam and to Sudan," Sheik Mohammed Jizouly said. Protests against anti-Islam film erupt across Muslim world - NY Daily New
It's not America, it's not Islam, it's these hat wearing religious freaks and the crazy things they say, and then there's the people who actually believe them, all of this goes way back to medieval times, which is where religious freaks feel most at home. I get that things were simpler way back then. Just don't drag the rest of us back.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"There He Goes Again"

Maybe it's just me, but I am not sure how it is, that Romney gets to give a press conference about the tragedy that happened in Libya. Anything he can do, including using the deaths of  Americans in foreign service, he will utilize. He is really bad at any sort of foreign policy. His disastrous trip abroad proved it this summer. If corporations really are people, he really proves that he is nothing more than a corporate robot.
The obscure movie that set off the chaos going on in Egypt, Libya and Yemen, reeks of some kind of set up. In 1980, Jimmy Carter was dealing with the US embassy in Tehran and the hostage taking of Americans, which ultimately led to his down fall.
From what I saw, Romney was smiling 10 different times during that press conference. When are people going to get that this guy is nothing more than an opportunist who "loves to fire people"? What's even weirder is was this his decision to make these comments or was it his party's?  It seems as though Romney enjoys using other peoples misfortunes, for his own purposes, which proves he is a sociopath. Just like the incident when he pinned down a classmate, just for the fact that Romney didn't like him. I am certain that this election will get even uglier. What's even worse is that there are Americans who endorse this behavior. Romney's grasp on foreign affairs seems woefully inadequate, who's to say his understanding of domestic affairs will be any better?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Lesser Of Two Evils

Man I miss him.
"This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here... like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks."
God, I miss George Carlin. I would love to know what he would say about this election. I am afraid I have come to the same conclusion as George. The American public sucks. I have been talking to a lot of people, many of them Republicans, a lot of them had trouble articulating why they even were Republicans, I am not going to give Democrats a free ride here, it's just that where I live, Democrats are out numbered in the land of Christie.
He's a perfect example of what American culture is viewed as, especially by the rest of the world, in "Murica" we seem to think we are the only ones who populate it. But I digress.
I see a lot of bumper stickers, one merely said Mitt. It was on a Mercedes. One said freedom, on a Volkswagen. Pick-up trucks had the most Romney stickers. I talked to the cashier at the grocery store. She says she's a registered  Republican. I ask her how she likes her candidate. The look she gave me was as if she tasted a bad Tuna sandwich. She flat out said it was the abortion/birth control issue.
What I really noticed is how many men are Republicans. Lot's of business owners. The owner of the company I work for is one. My best friends husband is a business owner and a Republican. He hates President Obama. I do get in some debates with him and I try to respect his opinion, it gets rough talking to Republicans because of the vast influence of Foxtitutes, and their garbage. I basically am having a hard time not giving up hope on Americans. No Republican I talked to had any opinion whatsoever on global warming. I don't think they have the foresight to acknowledge that we are destroying this planet. When the earth finally gives up on us, we have no where to go, that's not even on their horizon. . Basically if you are a man I can see how being a Republican is definitely in your favor. I think the extreme right Teavangelical hijacking of the Republican party has alienated women. I know that's not earthshaking, but it was good to talk to some women that were not voting for them. They aren't voting at all. Which brings me to the next point, none of the people I talked to from the 20-40 age group are voting. They are sick of the process not working, they know it's broken. President Obama is sighted as a big disappointment. They are disillusioned, they have given up on this two party system of no choice we have now. They know who's in charge, the corporations.
When President Obama, did not appoint Elizabeth Warren to the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau, that's when I knew for sure that Wall Street was in charge. The DOJ not prosecuting Goldman-Sachs, but they will prosecute Roger Clemons for perjury and John Edwards, who cares?
But a financial meltdown that has affected every single person I know? That's just not important. When there is evidence that every single politician is out for whatever money, career, perks, they can get and it is obvious to me. Some people don't know or plain don't care.
President Obama may have had the best of intentions when he was elected, but he fell woefully short, He is an intelligent man, I have to believe knows exactly what he is doing. Maybe I didn't get every promise he made under my christmas tree tied up in a pretty blue bow, boo hoo. That's not what it is about to me. I expect the candidate I vote for to follow through. That did not happen. I have no illusion that Romney is better, he's not. But this notion of voting for the lesser of two evils just sucks.  George Carlin summed it up best, I think:
"I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don't vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain,' but where's the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote -- who did not even leave the house on Election Day -- am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created."
As an aside, but still related, the most popular post on my blog this week was written back in June "Why Your Vote Doesn't Matter". That tells me a lot. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

"The Game Is Rigged"

One of the most refreshing things about last night, was that there were actually some sane people speaking at last nights DNC. Sandra Fluke seems like a really extraordinary person. I liked her speech. What I don't like is the way this young woman was catapulted to fame, by Rush Limbaugh's hatespeech. Which is just unforgivable.
Elizabeth Warren also was really enjoyable, with her theme of  "The Game Is Rigged". Which really had me wondering. While she was speaking, I kept thinking about how President Obama basically sold this woman out. She should rightfully be the Director of The Consumer Protection Bureau, that she created.
 Instead, " Barack Obama issued a recess appointment to install Cordray as director through the end of 2013; this was highly controversial move as the Senate was technically in pro-forma session, and there is a possibility the appointment could be challenged in court."*
 He could have easily nominated Elizabeth Warren in this same manner, but he didn't. This was one of the things I personally was disappointed about. Indeed Elizabeth, "the game is rigged", and every one of us is a victim. Now she is running for the Senate in Massachusetts. I hope she wins, but I fear that Wall Street money will keep that from happening. That game is probably rigged as well.
Governor Clinton, is a really gifted speaker and laid out everything the President has done and the situation he found himself in was convincing and accurate. But, here again, I can't control my ADD, I start thinking about Glass-Steagle, how unraveling those regulations, set up our economy for disaster, ushering in Wall Street money, like nothing, since the 1920's. Also Clinton's supposed welfare reform. That didn't make sense to me either. It just filled me with dismay. Again I was struck by Elizabeth Warren's theme that the game is rigged.
Yesterday I wrote a post on Joe Biden's Middle Class Task Force. Something I had never heard of before. I was trying to figure out what he was going to say to the American people. Will he talk about this? Because the middle class is getting smaller and smaller, the game seems like it's rigged for them too. The middle class doesn't have corporate money for lobbyists, they don't even have enough money for next weeks groceries. So who is really interested in sustaining a growing middle class? It seems like Vice President Biden dropped the ball, as Chairman of The Middle Class Task Force, he should be pushing for more action. But all I can think is that "the game is rigged" and it's just more ideas about helping the middle class, that, well, stay ideas and never go anywhere.
So it's the last night of the DNC and more speeches will be made and maybe it's all just theater, keeping people thinking they actually have a choice between parties, while I'm thinking, "the game is rigged".

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Middle Class Bargain

The Democratic Platform is a 55 page document, that I am assuming, not many people have time to read. Reclaiming the economic security of the middle class. "The Middle Class Bargain", is a central part of the Democratic platform.
I haven't heard much about the "Middle Class Bargain" Joe Biden has been speaking about. He calls for the “bargain with the middle class” to be restored: “There was a bargain in place for last 50 years that if you worked hard, you played by the rules, you helped increase productivity in America, you got a piece of the action. You benefited.” Joe Biden heads the Middle Class Task Force.
The unfortunate thing about this task force? Who's heard of it?  This task force was started in 2009. I can't find any meaningful action going on with this Task Force since 2010. Coinciding with the Tea Party's takeover.
"The Task Force will be studying and recommending the most far-reaching and imaginative solutions to problems working families face; from the need for good jobs and the ability to keep their homes, to the availability of affordable health care and a quality education".
This will hopefully be the central part of Joe Biden's speech, along with calling out the Republicans for all their lies. "America works when everybody plays by the same rules." is another point Biden likes to make, since it's pretty clear Romney makes up his own rules, then changes them, whenever it's convenient.
Paul Ryan is supposedly this serious financial wonk squawking about Social Security and Medicare vouchers while Joe Biden is fighting for the middle class and nobody knows it? What gives? Biden is not really known for being a quiet, unassuming guy. I would have thought that he would have talked a lot more and a lot louder about the "Middle Class Bargain". There's also a good chance that he was drowned out by the conservatives in power.
It's going to be interesting to see how much he will say about the "Middle Class Bargain" which has been no bargain for the last 10 years at least, maybe more. Poverty has been addressed, in a superficial way, but so far no real plan to deal with the issue of millions of former middle class Americans that have taken the hell ride into poverty. Courtesy of the economic crisis, that we are still trying to dig our way out of. President Obama has been accused over and over again of being the "Food Stamp President", because according to the Romney/Ryan ticket, just let 'em eat cake.
We all know what that led to

Righteous, But Not Self Righteous

After watching Ann Romney's speech and Michelle Obama's speech. From "I love "you" women" to real personal experiences of having NOTHING to being First Lady. I didn't get that from Ann Romney. Despite her assurances that she was a coal miner's daughter.
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 Tammy Duckworth's speech was amazing, and I was overwhelmed by this hero. Especially since the Republicans never mentioned Afghanistan. I didn't notice anyone of her stature at the RNC. Nancy Keenan's opening about the Republicans not "understanding how women's bodies work". Let alone our minds. Kal Penn was also impressive, loved what he said, working for “a boss who gave the order to take out Bin Laden and who’s cool with all of us getting gay married.” “So thank you, invisible man in the chair, for that,”
Stacy Lihn and her experience at the mercy of healthcare before Obamacare that will surely save her daughter's life. Deval Patricks masterful speech, citing the President's job record in 4 years, compared to George W. Bush's in 8 years in office. Romney “talks a lot about all the things he’s fixed, but I can tell you Massachusetts wasn’t one of them,”
Lilly Ledbetter's heartbreaking story after decades of being paid less than men, that made more money, simply because they were men.
Julian Castro was a welcome surprise. He was raised by a single mother and a grandmother who immigrated from Mexico, his comments on  Republican Mitt Romney, whose policies Castro said would "dismantle" the middle class if elected. And that Romney has undergone a "makeover and it isn't pretty. The 'borrow money from your parents" Like we all have parents with  money, really?
Martin O'Malley "Forward not back" was appropriate about going back to the record job losses under George W Bush's presidency, that  we would go back, way back, under a Romney/Ryan administration. At the end of the night Michelle Obama really did shine. The work she has done with military families and childhood obesity, I didn't notice Ann Romney talking about sitting around the table talking about their son's middle school problems.When Michelle talked about the President reading letters from people writing about their struggles, saying "this isn't right". No it's not right. But when you look at Ann Romney and Michelle Obama. Sorry Republicans, but Michelle is righteous.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Invisible Obama or Invisible Bush?

Photo purloined from Daily Kos
Clint Eastwood's chairscepade is now a meme, all over the "internets".
I don't know if anything can top the empty chair Clint Eastwood dragged out.
I am looking forward to one interesting speaker tonight, former Florida Governor and Republican, Charlie Crist. This guy is interesting for a couple of reasons. One is the rumors that he is gay, McGreevy style, (see the movie "Outrage" 2009) the other rumor is he likes to drink. Big deal, so does Boehner. So Crist is kind of a dark horse, he is also known for expanding voting hours in Florida. A big no-no to the Republican party. In 2007 he held a summit on climate change.
Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, (I didn't know there were any Democrats in Texas) will be the first Latino to give the keynote address. Interesting, since other speakers (like Barack Obama) became president, but that may be having to many expectations. Cory Booker will be speaking.While I admire this guy for actually living in a crappy neighborhood in Newark, and running into a burning building to save a woman's life. He's made a couple of poor choices. Now he took out an ad supporting the President and spelled his name wrong.
So far no fundamentalist religious freaks. I wonder how many times the name of God will be invoked? Will anyone talk about zygotes rights? I don't think so.
I hope that there will be speeches about how much President Obama achieved in 4 years. He gets very little credit for the things he did get done, despite Republicans filibustering EVERYTHING.
What I really would like to see addressed is workers rights. There are a lot of Unions that are upset with the location of the DNC in Charlotte, the least unionized state in the country. So I am guessing that unions and a living wage will be left out of the conversation. I guess we can continue to work 2 or 3 jobs to support our families, if, you can get them. Lets hope that there is a plan for jobs. Romney sure didn't have any specifics on that score.
The biggest concern I can see, is the lack of enthusiasm for the President, compared to 2008. I am not sure that this convention is going to be able to inspire them out of their disappointment over the things the President did not achieve. I think that Bill Clinton's presence will say a lot.
I really didn't think the person in Clint Eastwood's chair was President Obama. Especially after he mentioned Afghanistan. A war that George W. Bush started. I know we aren't allowed to look back, but, I think his name should be mentioned again and again. It seems to me the damage Bush did to this country is not acknowledged enough. I know we need to move forward, but unless we are willing to look at the past, and hold those that were in power accountable, how can we heal the wounds this country has sustained? Certainly not by electing another Republican.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lunatic Fringe

What a crazy week. We had a blue moon on Friday, maybe that affected the looney behavior of Clint Eastwood, at the RNC. It really was my favorite moment. It just goes to show how out of touch Republicans are, I just hope Clint is okay, and he's not sliding into an Alzheimers twilight, because what he did was crazy. The people who attended the RNC, clapped for candidates who outright lied and said facts are not going to get in their way, well they are crazy too. Then they clapped again, for Clint Eastwood's "chairscepade".
I read somewhere that they paid people to attend the event. Nothing would surprise me. That would explain a lot. I guess if someone was paying me I would clap too, maybe throw in a whistle.
Thinking I might find a sense of sanity, I try to read Mother Jones, here's an article for you. It's about Ben Bernanke, and he is warning Congress to stop stalling and holding back the economic recovery. Um, that sounds kind of crazy to me. Congress LIKES the way the economy is. They have engineered it to fail so President Obama would not succeed. The economy we have now is a direct result of The Speaker of The House, John Boehner, his crazy co-hort Mitch Mconnell, and the other crazies in the Tea Party. Nothing has been done by Congress for the economy since 2010. So how does a Great Depression scholar, who went to Harvard and M.I.T. who is obviously not stupid think that his admonitions to Congress will do anything? Nothing is going to happen until the election is over. It is common knowledge. They don't call it a "Do-Nothing Congress for no reason. So" heckuva job there Benny". Just another example of more craziness, maybe the blue moon got to him too. Good thing there's not another one until 2015.
Photo by, Kotofeij K. Bajun