Monthly Archives: September 2012

Yikes!

Not only did Mitt Romney profit from the sending of American jobs overseas, he profited from the purchase of a giant Chinese sweatshop populated by 20,000 young women. This sweatshop was utterly fenced in; it had guard towers and was … Continue reading

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Uncomfortably Revealing

When I watch this, I can’t help but think of Freud’s Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. __________ This nicely illustrates that, to be in the upper classes, you needn’t actually have class. And think about it. In your … Continue reading

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John Boehner on Mitt Romney’s 47% Video

Concerning the 47% video, this is at Politico today: [Boehner] refused to address whether he agreed with Romney’s statement, delivered at a closed fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla. […] And concerning the last weeks of the campaign, Boehner said, “I … Continue reading

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The Bunker Locks Tighter

Michelle Malkin gets wound up defaming her fellow conservatives for stating the obvious: the Romney 47% video may prove to be a mortal blow for Republicans up and down the ticket this year. ___________

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Reality Check

Nate Silver today: The most unambiguously bearish sign for Mr. Romney are the poor polls he has been getting in swing states from pollsters that use a thorough methodology and include cellphones in their samples. There have been 16 such polls … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Rewrites The Pledge Of Allegiance

One nation, under 47%, divisible. __________ This is what it looks like to be on the same team. __________ And this man also sought to preserve the Union.

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The 47%: A Powerful New Ad on a Viral Meme

Clever and devastating.

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The Papyrus of Jesus’s Wife

Big news. A fourth century Coptic papyrus fragment asserts Jesus was married. This is at the New York Times today: The finding is being made public in Rome on Tuesday at an international meeting of Coptic scholars by the [Harvard] … Continue reading

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Conservative David Frum on the 47% Video

For understanding how Mitt Romney could so grotesquely and flippantly defame 47% of the American population without a gasp from those gathered to listen to him, Frum offers white racism as a starting point: Start with this data point: When you … Continue reading

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Who Makes Up The 47%?

Juliet Lapidos points to a number of groups, among them are these two: More than one-fifth are elderly. As David Frum put it, they’re “people who pay no income taxes because their income takes the form of Social Security.” Most of … Continue reading

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The 47% Video and Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

__________ I can’t help but think the 47% video will sink Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, and it recalls for me these lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”: Under the water it rumbled on, Still louder and more dread: … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Doesn’t Worry about 47% of Americans

Amazing. 47% of Americans–the elderly, the retired, the unemployed, those in veteran’s hospitals, students, the mentally and physically disabled, and the working poor paying payroll taxes but making less than twenty thousand dollars a year–are those people. “My job is … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on the 47% Video

At the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates homes in on Mitt Romney’s late night damage control presser following the release of the 47% video: I have never seen the candidate of a major party looking more shook than Romney does at this … Continue reading

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David Brooks on the 47% video: Romney has “divided the nation into two groups: the makers and the moochers.”

At the New York Times, conservative David Brooks is scathing in his reading of Mitt Romney’s 47% video: Romney, who criticizes President Obama for dividing the nation, divided the nation into two groups: the makers and the moochers. […] [I]t suggests … Continue reading

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The New York Times Games the 47% Video

This is at the New York Times tonight: [T]he video has raised the possibility that Mr. Romney’s campaign will be sidetracked, with attention focused again on his proposed tax cuts for the wealthy, the release of his personal tax returns … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: 47% of American voters are parasites and “my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Stunning. __________ The visceral contempt he expresses to rich donors for half of his fellow Americans is simply breathtaking. This is how the 1% talk among themselves about the working poor, the lower middle class elderly, and the unemployed, and … Continue reading

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Amusing

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Disturbing

May cause nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. __________ Concerning candy corn, this is at Wikipedia: The National Confectioners Association estimates that 20 million pounds (just over 9000 metric tons) of candy corn are sold annually.[3] The top branded retailer of candy corn, Brach’s, sells enough … Continue reading

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Florida Reality Check: Who’s Winning the Vouchercare vs. Medicare Debate?

Um, the Democrats. Here is the New York Times this weekend: The latest New York Times/CBS News poll, conducted over the last week, found that Mr. Obama held an advantage over Mr. Romney on the question of who would do … Continue reading

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This Looks Good

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