Monday, July 23, 2012

Waiting Period for Blogging

It's good to take a cooling off period after a tragedy such as occurred on Friday. Otherwise, who knows. You could falsely accuse an innocent Tea Party member of being the shooter or you could falsely identify the shooter as a Democrat. And we all know that Dems are the real gun nuts in this country. That's why gun "aficionadas" are so apt to vote for the Democratic Party. Anyway, best thing I've read on it is from Jason Alexander who is not just a pretty face. You should be proud Reppy to have been linked to him by Donald. I'll just link it. It's worth reading the whole thing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Out Drudging Drudge

This Just In:

From our top secret source inside the Romney campaign comes word of a change in the Veep pick. Apparently Bain Capital was too contentious a choice. Playing it safe, Willard is going with Kelsey Grammar. But since Mr. Grammar is currently busy with his hit TV program his role will be played by Fred Thompson. I'm sure this announcement will prove to be as accurate as the "scoop" on Condi Rice.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Optimistic Much?

Admittedly that title could refer to me. I am the eternal optimist. But it, in this case, refers to Jennifer Rubin.

Obama is now committed to a strategy that isn’t working. He’s left to unleash his attack dogs and to pray for a miracle. Maybe the economy will rebound. Perhaps Romney will implode or pick a Sarah-Palin-type for vice president.

As evidence of the coming Willard landslide she points to the Obama campaign asking for contributions and running attack ads.

Why has the Obama team been publicly wailing about losing out to Mitt Romney in the money race? Why would the president accuse his opponent of not merely being wrong or unqualified but criminal? After all, the polls are tied, so why so much worry in Obamaland?

And the ads the Obama campaign ran were not just negative.

Virtually all of the ads were viciously negative, and judging from the number of Pinocchios they’ve racked up, continually and materially false.

But it didn’t work. Romney and Obama are still deadlocked. (The AP quoted Republican operative Carl Forti: “I don’t think . . . [Obama’s] got a choice. He has to try to change the dynamic now, but the polling indicates it’s not working. He doesn’t appear to be making any headway in the polls.”)

Just how bad does it look for the president?

“President Barack Obama’s campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt Romney before he and his allies ramp up for the fall.” Think of it like the Confederacy’s artillery barrage on the third day of Gettysburg before Pickett’s charge — you have to in essence disable the other side before the charge begins or its curtains.

Somehow it seems ironic to be comparing the re-election campaign of a black president to a military campaign conducted by the losing side in a war to sustain slavery in this country. But that could be just me. Maybe Ms. Rubin is one of those right wing folks who think the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery.

Anyway I was getting all despondent about the coming Romney regime so I went over to the folks at Gallup and guess what.

Suppose the presidential election were held today. If Barack Obama were the Democratic Party's candidate and Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's candidate, who would you vote for? Gallup trend, April-July 2012

And it almost looks like they're moving in opposite directions.

I like being contrarian too. But not just for the sake of being contrarian.

An Obama LOL pic

He doesn't look worried.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Paranoia Special

Just for you Michele:

Well, I was feelin’ sad and feelin’ blue

I didn’t know what in the world I wus gonna do

Them Communists they wus comin’ around

They wus in the air

They wus on the ground

They wouldn’t gimme no peace . . .

So I run down most hurriedly

And joined up with the John Birch Society

I got me a secret membership card

And started off a-walkin’ down the road

Yee-hoo, I’m a real John Bircher now!

Look out you Commies!

Now we all agree with Hitler’s views

Although he killed six million Jews

It don’t matter too much that he was a Fascist

At least you can’t say he was a Communist!

That’s to say like if you got a cold you take a shot of malaria

Well, I wus lookin’ everywhere for them gol-darned Reds

I got up in the mornin’ ’n’ looked under my bed

Looked in the sink, behind the door

Looked in the glove compartment of my car

Couldn’t find ’em . . .

I wus lookin’ high an’ low for them Reds everywhere

I wus lookin’ in the sink an’ underneath the chair

I looked way up my chimney hole

I even looked deep down inside my toilet bowl

They got away . . .

Well, I wus sittin’ home alone an’ started to sweat

Figured they wus in my T.V. set

Peeked behind the picture frame

Got a shock from my feet, hittin’ right up in the brain

Them Reds caused it!

I know they did . . . them hard-core ones

Well, I quit my job so I could work all alone

Then I changed my name to Sherlock Holmes

Followed some clues from my detective bag

And discovered they wus red stripes on the American flag!

That ol’ Betsy Ross . . .

Well, I investigated all the books in the library

Ninety percent of ’em gotta be burned away

I investigated all the people that I knowed

Ninety-eight percent of them gotta go

The other two percent are fellow Birchers . . . just like me

Now Eisenhower, he’s a Russian spy

Lincoln, Jefferson and that Roosevelt guy

To my knowledge there’s just one man

That’s really a true American: George Lincoln Rockwell

I know for a fact he hates Commies cus he picketed the movie Exodus

Well, I fin’ly started thinkin’ straight

When I run outa things to investigate

Couldn’t imagine doin’ anything else

So now I’m sittin’ home investigatin’ myself!

Hope I don’t find out anything . . . hmm, great God!

Thanks Bob, the more things change...

Good luck all you nutters!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In Case You Forgot Him

Willard is bring back into the daylight one of the most beloved Republican politicians ever. No, he didn't dig up Ronald Reagan.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will host a high-priced fundraiser for Mitt Romney at his Wyoming home Thursday night.

Think you might like to go?

The $30,000-a-couple dinner at Cheney's home outside of Jackson Hole will follow a reception at the fancy Teton Pines country club nearby.

Eh, maybe not.

Together, the two events are expected to raise more than $2 million for the Romney campaign.

Is it worth the 2 million to put the Penguin back in the minds of voters?

The Associated Press says Romney rarely appears in public with Cheney or with former President George W. Bush, and even goes out of his way at times to avoid saying Bush's name out loud, simply calling him President Obama's "predecessor."

Apparently worth it with Cheney but not Bush President Obama's "predecessor."

Back in September 2011, Romney said that when it comes time to choose a vice president, he'd pick someone like Cheney.

Well just don't let him lead the search for one anyway.

"That's the kind of person I'd like to have--a person of wisdom and judgment," Romney told a crowd in Arizona.

What more can you say after that?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How Much is in Your IRA?

Bet it's not as much as Willard has in his.

(Q)uestions have persisted for months about an individual retirement account held by the Romneys valued at upwards of $100 million — a stunning amount for a savings vehicle designed to provide middle class retirees comfortable, but non-lavish retirement.

I'm not hating on the rich here. And I'm really not even envious since I'm a man of simple tastes. Keep the caviar and I'll just have sardines and crackers please. But:

His IRA raises two key questions, both of which his campaign has consistently declined to answer: How, despite a $6000 legal limit on annual contributions to an IRA, did Romney’s IRA grow to over $100 million? And did he avoid any U.S. taxes on its enormous returns?

Just call me curious. It's only recently that the limit has gone up to $6000. I'm 55 years old and have been relatively diligent about funding my IRA and Willard has me by a thousandfold.

Anyway, if there is a God in Heaven and Romney loses in November he can always do the latenight TV infomercials and explain to us po'folk how to get as rich as he is. But then I'm lower income and not that edumacated:

"We've got the message," she added. "But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies -- everybody who's got the right to vote -- they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income -- one, you're not as educated, two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understand the impact."

So, I'll probably never be able to say, “Is there a V.I.P. entrance? We are V.I.P.”

We'll always have gruel or maybe soylent green.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Give Me Big Gulp or Give Me Death

I suppose they're not mutually exclusive in the long run where we're all dead anyway. Might come a little faster with enough Big Gulps. That may not be the actual size in the link.

Anyway thanks to a junk voicemail I have been informed of the "Million Big Gulp March" taking place today in NYC to protest the latest effort by Mayor Bloomberg to impose the nanny state on freedom loving NYer's.

About 1,000 protesters chanting “Drink Free Or Die” are expected to take part in the “Million Big Gulp March” in City Hall Park at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

By my math that's a thousand Big Gulps apiece. Good luck guys. That's a high price you're paying for the cause of liberty. Maybe get a few Nathan's hot dogs while you're out and about.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fiddling With Mitt

     It will come as a surprise to learn that htis blog has a mole in the Romney camp. Our source is an associate of Willard Augustus' known only to us as Deep Kibble. He has let us have a sneak preview of things to come if Romney attains the crown.
     Mitt has vowed to slash the "federal firefighter, police and teacher budgets" once elected. He is backed in this by the Cato Koch Institute. Spokeperson Ayn Rand IV stated, "home schooling, guns and fire extinguishers made this country great along with free enterprise, freedom from taxation and buy one get one free sales."
     Willard has retained the Bush playbook on Katrina and pledges to do the same heckuva job on national disasters (his presidency excluded). Brownie will be coming back to head FEMA until it's outsourced to China. Outsourcing will come within the purview of his vice- president, Bain Capital. Since corporations are treated as individuals under the law, the GOP has decided to just go ahead and run them for office. Since they're controlling us anyway. It's refreshing to be given this small bit of honesty.
     Bain Capital narrowly beat out Mitt's first choice, the ghost of Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately for Gipper fans the planchette kept moving to "NO."
     Those who feared the imposition of Sharia law under Barack Obama can rest easy. Willard I is set to make the US the first country to be ruled by Mormon law. States which have grown fat and happy off the taxes imposed on cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine drinks will have to look elsewhere for easy money. Since there will be no cops or regulations addicts of these once legal substances will easily be able to find them on the black market.
     With the election of Willard Romney the devolution of the US is nearly complete. The declaration of war against Iran should increase our debt to the point of inevitable collapse. The Chinese will foreclose and continue to run our country via the departments of government we have outsoured to them. Our military will be dissolved since we can no longer finance it. And it ends happily with a whimper not a bang.