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Halloween Frights: A few of the scariest images I’ve seen this year.
Oct 31st, 2011 by Admin Mugsy

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The year isn’t yet over, but we’ve already seen a lot of scary stuff this past year. Here are some of the most frightening images that stand out in my mind:
 

$6 dollar gasoline in 2008:
$6 gasoline. $7 diesel.
 

Teanuts don’t need no stinkin’ Halloween to play dress-up & make complete fools of themselves:
Teanuts don't need no stinkin' Halloween
 

Sometimes, facts are the scariest things of all (click to enlarge):
Income disparity is exploding
 

Teanut hypocrisy summed up perfectly in a cartoon:
Teanut fav Cantor accused #OWS of divisive politicking.
 

In case you didn’t already know:
Wasn't eight years of a moron Texas governor in the WH enough?
 

Tom Tomorrow nails it in this cartoon (click for full image):
The GOP summed up perfectly.
 

Just how sick do you need to be to get the insurance companies to pay nowadays?
Maybe after he's dead they'll believe him?
 

But I don’t think ANY picture this past year was scarier than THIS one:
Bachmann's Newsweek cover with her Greatest Hits tossed in.

Why do I get the feeling things aren’t going to become any less frightening next year?

NOTE: You might have noticed I added a new page to the blog dedicated simply to new “Sign Ideas” for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. After posting a few of my own sign ideas three weeks ago, I found myself constantly thinking up other slogans that I think would make for a catchy protest sign. Only a few so far, but I’ll be adding more as I (or you!) think of them, so check back often. (I usually Tweet my sign ideas first, so if you haven’t joined our Twitter feed (@MugsysRapSheet) yet, now might be a good time!


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A Brief History Lesson: The Great Stock Market Crash of 1929, 82 years ago today.
Oct 29th, 2011 by Admin Mugsy

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A brief history lesson:

It was 82 years ago today that a real estate bubble allowed unregulated banks to engage in WILD speculation on Wall Street.

Many people don’t know that the economy had actually been turning bad for nearly a year prior to the great Stock Market Crash of 1929. The Market had its “worst day ever” on October 28th when it lost 15% of it’s value in one day. The result of out of work people failing to make their mortgage payments. Sound familiar?

But when it happened again the very next day on October 29th, many banks lost everything. And with no FDIC to insure depositors, the people who put their money in those banks lost every cent they owned as well. No money because their deposits were not insured, no jobs because corporations weren’t hiring to sell goods to penniless customers, no unemployment insurance, no Social Security, or food stamps… all the things that have prevented our current economic crisis from duplicating the disaster of 1929. (All put in place by FDR, and all things today’s Republicans would have us do away with.)

The Republican president in office at the time tried relying on “free market solutions” to get the economy moving, which failed miserably. And by his fourth year in office, WWI veterans had camped out in front of the capitol demanding that the government pay them the bonuses they were promised ten years earlier (“The Bonus Army”).

Hoover figured out too late that it is the governments’ role to move the economy when the private sector can’t or won’t. He directed the building of the “Hoover Dam”, and construction of the “Empire State Building” began in NYC under his watch. But it was too little too late.
 

And now we see history is now repeating itself. How long will it take the Washington D.C. of today to learn the lessons of the past?

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Sour Grapes Make for Bitter Whine.
Oct 25th, 2011 by Admin Mugsy

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Are You Better Off?After news broke that Kadafi/Kadaffi/Qadafi/Qaddaffi/Gaddafi/whatever had been captured and killed by Libyan rebels Friday afternoon, if was only natural for everyone to wonder just how the GOP Presidential Candidates would spin yet another foreign policy coup for President Obama. These were, after all, some of his harshest critics. Michele Bachmann said that getting us involved in yet another military conflict was “stretching our forces too thin”… an accusation she repeated during last weeks’ GOP debate DESPITE the fact we did NOT commit one single American troop to the effort. During her follow-up on Fox ‘news’ Sunday following the death of Kadafi, Bachmann went as far as to suggest that had she of been president, Kadafi might still be in power. Why? Bachmann gave the same reason just about every other GOP critic was making in wake of the news: that taking Kadafi out leaves “a power vacuum” in that country. “We don’t know WHO might replace him!”, they dare argue. And I’m thinking to myself, “Gawd that sounds AWFULLY FAMILIAR! Wasn’t that what opponents of the IRAQ War were telling the Bushies when they were pounding the drumbeat of war in 2002-2003?” Now these SAME people have the audacity to LECTURE us on the potential fallout from deposing Kadafi?

Before any Right-wing critics start haranguing Democrats with charges of “hypocrisy”, I only need point out: unlike Iraq, the U.S. DIDN’T START THIS WAR. “Holding off” on deposing Kadafi until a more “convenient” time wasn’t an option. We committed NO ground troops (and soon after, no troops in the skies either), costing us a FRACTION of the Iraq War with NO American troop deaths. And to those Republicans that congratulate the British & French while suggesting America (and by extension, President Obama) played little or no role in the death of Kadafi, I point out that it was an AMERICAN drone that tracked and took out Kadafi’s convoy, which sent him scrambling for cover in that drainpipe where the rebels captured and killed him.

And Obama didn’t befriend Kadafi, take Libya off the list of “nations that sponsor terrorism”, or send envoys over to shake his hand (in a scene eerily reminiscent of Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam.) That was YOUR guy.

The icing on the cake came the very next day with President Obama’s announcement that the war in Iraq was now “officially over” and that ALL our troops (sans about 150 trainers) would be “home in time for the holidays”. Again, this was “bad news” according to the GOP. Their spin was to call this “a defeat”. Herman Cain warned of “a big vacuum” that Iran will fill (despite being separated by more than TWO THOUSAND MILES… unlike Iraq, which actually BORDERS on Iran). Mitt Romney called it a “failure” to pull our troops out of Iraq “before an orderly transition” could be established. How much more orderly could it get? Iraq has an established government, they are taking charge and have asked us to leave. Romney would have us occupy a foreign sovereign nation that WE helped create, keeping our troops there for Gawd-only-knows how many more years. Rick Perry suggested the withdrawal (ibid) was likely against the advice of his commanders on the ground (it appears someone needs to remind Rick that all of our combat troops were withdrawn from Iraq more than a year ago.) Lindsey Graham said leaving Iraq without getting the Iraqi’s to agree to let us stay was “a failure” (so then, it’s only a “victory” if we never leave???). That’s what Michele Bachmann seems to think. Bachmann… like Graham… declared on Fox ‘news’ Sunday that she would have kept our troops there against the will of the Iraqi government, even going down the McCain “100 years” route, citing how “we leave troops behind after EVERY war” (ibid). Rick “don’t Google my name” Santorum declared that Obama “lost the war” because “now”, Iran is the dominant power in the region. Uh, Rick… that’s not Obama’s fault. Bush did that by ousting Saddam Hussein… the only check we had on Iran in the region… from power with no plan for the aftermath.

I decided to see what Republicans said after the capture of Saddam in December of 2003. Nothing but praise from a steady stream of top GOP officials and Fox ‘news’ pundits. Number of times they expressed concern for the “power vacuum left behind”, “the balance of power in the region”, or “the wisdom of getting involved in the first place”: ZERO.

A bit more Googling found the odd report of ALL SIX Democratic Presidential candidates PRAISING President Bush following the capture of Saddam despite many of them opposing the war in the first place. Contrast this with the way the Republican presidential candidates reacted to these latest developments of Kadafi and Iraq. These people REALLY ARE a bunch of children.

This all brought up another point: Look at what this president can achieve when he doesn’t have an obstructionist Republican Party blocking his every decision. They blocked President Obama’s comprehensive jobs bill… the “American Jobs Act”, despite getting 50 votes… enough to pass with Biden casting the tie-breaking vote, but not enough to overcome a GOP filibuster, so now EVERY significant bill requires an UNCONSTITUTIONAL 60 votes to pass.

So when THAT failed, Democrats decided to break the bill up into its individual parts and force the GOP to vote on them separately. The result (natch) was to vote down the first portion of the distributed Jobs Act. And there’s no question in my mind they’ll do the same thing over & over again with every individual bill. And that’s the idea. President Obama is finally playing their game by making them vote REPEATEDLY against his Jobs Bill for the next 12 months, and then being forced to explain to voters why they keep voting against creating jobs when unemployment is stuck above 9 percent. These people really would rather destroy the country than see President Obama be elected to a second term (because he’s been “so bad at creating jobs”.) And they accuse DEMOCRATS of “treason”. Pure insanity.

And that’s kinda the point, isn’t it?


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Was Perry’s “jobs plan” really only his “energy policy”? No one seems to know. And with good reason.
Oct 17th, 2011 by Admin Mugsy

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Perry wants to do for the country what he's done for TexasOn Friday, the Perry campaign released a copy of the candidate’s “Jobs Plan”… or did he? No one seems to be able to agree on that one simple point. The Perry website (no link. You know where) still refers to it as a “plan to create 1.2 million jobs”. Fox News Sunday yesterday referred to it as his “Energy policy”. A Google news search finds the plan being referred to equally as both his “jobs plan” and his “energy policy”… sometimes in the same story. One thing is clear, Perry’s “plan” focuses ENTIRELY on one industry: Energy. “Oil & Gas” to be specific, with lots of “coal” and “nuclear” power thrown in for good measure. Texas is big on Wind Power too, so it gets few nods as well. After that, Perry’s un-categorical “plan” eschews Green energy like your drunken brother-in-law at a wedding: the only reason anyone included him at all was to avoid having to explain to your sister why he wasn’t invited.

The opening line of Perry’s “plan” reads: “Creating domestic jobs and making America more energy independent and economically secure are key pillars of my overall jobs and growth strategy” (give him points for saying “key pillars”… suggesting more to come, but in 39 additional pages, Perry NOT ONCE suggests what ANY of those other “pillars” might be. He instead couches every reference to “jobs” in terms of energy production.) If this is not his “jobs plan”, he probably shouldn’t of announced during a GOP debate ON THE ECONOMY last week that he’d be releasing “his plan” just “three days from now”… in response to Herman Cain’s “Nein! Nein! Nein!” plan. The Perry website lists four “policy proposals”: The aforementioned “drill everywhere” plan; his “reconstruct (ie: cripple) the EPA so it doesn’t limit energy production” plan; the “states have a right to drill anywhere they want” plan (“EPA” mentioned again); and his “level playing field for energy producers” plan. Are you noticing a theme? Still thinking Perry’s “jobs plan” failing to mention ANY other industry besides “energy” is a fluke? Me neither. This also opens up another question: “If this isn’t Perry’s jobs plan, then where is it?”

During the GOP debate in Hanover, NH last week, Governor Perry responded to moderator Charlie Rose’s first question this way:

Rose: […] So we begin this evening with the question: What would you do specifically to end the paralysis in Washington?

Cain: […] So the answer is, we must grow this economy with a bold solution, which is why I have proposed 9-9-9, […]

ROSE: Governor Perry, are you prepared — even though you’ve said that you want to make Washington inconsequential — to go to Washington and, as Ronald Reagan did, compromise on spending cuts and taxes in order to produce results?

PERRY: Well, certainly as the governor of the second largest state, I’ve had to deal with folks on both sides of the aisle. I’ve signed six balanced budgets as the governor of — of Texas [editor’s note: it took him a second, but he got it]. So working with folks on both sides of the aisle and — and bringing ideas, whether it’s ways to redo your tax structure or what have you.

One of the things that I laid out today I think is a pretty bold plan, to put 1.2 million Americans working in the energy industry. And you don’t need Congress to do that. You need a president with a plan, which I’m laying out over the next three days, and, clearly, the intent to open up this treasure trove that America’s sitting on and getting America independent on the domestic energy side. It’s time for another American Declaration of Independence. It’s time for energy independence.

(Is it just me, or is Perry this election’s “Fred Thompson”? Conservatives were clamoring… begging… Thompson to run in 2008 [because they hated the front-runners Romney and McCain] thinking he would be the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan: A politician-turned-actor with lots of swagger and a folksy simplicity, who turned out to be dumb as a stump in the debates.)
 

Notice Rose wasn’t asking about “energy”. Clearly, Rose was asking Perry about “gridlock” until Cain turned it into a discussion about the economy. Perry was arguing that the solution to “economic growth” for the entire country is to focus on domestic energy production because THAT is primarily responsible for Perry’s “Texas Miracle”.

So instead of being a “Jobs plan that relies on energy production”, Perry supporters want everyone to believe Perry’s big plan released Friday is solely his “energy policy”, which is why it doesn’t mention ANY other industries besides “energy”. Fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal) are mentioned 10:1 over “green” energy (wind, solar, biomass). “Global Warming” is disparaged, but Texas is a popular location for “wind power” (any surprise, with blowhards like this?) “Nuclear” is mentioned 21 times (15 times in just one paragraph), but nuclear power IS NOT GREEN. Texas is also big on nuclear power despite being a highly tempting terrorist target.

Perry said his “plan” would “put 1.2 million Americans” back to work. Maybe in total, but after you’ve hired enough people to suck ANWR dry, you don’t need to keep hiring people. It’s not like Perry is suggesting “1.2 million jobs a year” as we continue to find new mass-deposits of domestic oil forever, or that there’s enough oil in these locations to keep people employed for 20 years. He’s promising that opening up protected lands and wildlife preserves to drilling will produce 1.2mil jobs IN TOTAL finding, drilling, processing, transporting and selling all that lovely oil. Sorry gov. “1.2 million jobs” ain’t squat. This country needs (conservatively) 100,000 jobs a month just to keep up with population growth. In 12 months, that’s 1.2 million jobs right there. So Perry’s plan… a one-trick pony if that’s all there is to it… is enough to hold unemployment steady at 9.1% for the next 24-36 months (read on), and that’s it.

Okay, so let’s look at the argument that “Energizing American Jobs and Security” is only his “energy policy” and not his solution to America’s economic crisis. Is this even good “energy policy”? Focused 10:1 on fossil fuels and promising no federal funds for green energy development at a time the world is clamoring for it? An energy policy that depends HEAVILY on the ASSUMPTION that we’ll find vast reserves of oil beneath currently restricted lands/waters across the U.S.? The U.S. consumes just under “7 billion barrels” of oil each year (“19million barrels a day” according to Perry’s own report – Page 12). On page 14 of Perry’s “energy plan”, he states categorically that there is “as much as 12 billion barrels of oil and 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas” under ANWR (The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Northern Alaska). “12 billion” is less than two years worth of oil. Perry’s solution for “jobs and energy security” is to potentially destroy our protected wildlife reserves for less than two-years worth of oil?

“But don’t forget the Natural Gas!”, I hear Freeper’s saying. “Natural Gas” (NG) is less powerful than oil as a fuel, so it takes more of it to do the same work. VERY roughly, CNG (Compressed natural gas) provides 3/4’s the power of gasoline (based on MPG estimates). “Raw” (uncompressed) NG must be liquified to use. According to the USGS (US Geological Survey), it takes roughly 5,800 cubic feet of NG to equal ONE barrel of oil. So… doing the math… “10 trillion cubic feet” of NG would be (roughly) equivalent to an additional “1.7 Billion barrels (or 90 days) worth of oil”… in QUANTITY only. Take into consideration that it takes 25% more NG to do the same work as oil, and you’re looking at risking the destruction of ANWR for less than 2 years worth of “oil”.

Same page (14), Perry claims the “National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska” also hides another “896 million barrels of oil and 53 trillion cubic feet of NG”… or (same math)… 90 days worth of oil and just under 480 DAYS worth of natural gas. Suddenly, I’m not feeling all that “energy independent”. Under President Perry, America’s oil & gas reserves would be tapped out around the time he starts running for reelection three years later, with almost no green energy industry developed to fill the void (I’ve FREQUENTLY pointed to the Conservative inability to look two days down the road and consider the consequences of their actions: war, mismanaging FEMA, tax cuts that explode the Debt, wholesale deregulation, etc), and this appears to be just one more example.

Okay Perry supporters. You say this is only his “energy policy” and not his “jobs plan”? If his jobs plan looks anything like his energy policy, we’re all in big trouble should the worst happen and this neophyte gets elected. Clearly, Governor Perry is aware that the bulk of the jobs created in his “Texas Miracle” are the result of the exploding price of petroleum in his oil-rich state, and he’s relying on the industry to solve the entire nations’ jobs crisis as well. (Of course, if Perry is right and we do find “vast reserves” of energy in America, the natural effect would be to drive energy prices DOWN, meaning LESS energy-income as a result.)

In conclusion, one chilling point of interest: the second line of Perry’s “plan” reads:

What makes my “Energizing American Jobs and Security” plan unique compared to the broader economic reforms I will present in the coming weeks is that it doesn’t require an act of Congress.

Yes, Perry thinks abolishing the EPA and opening up protected wilderness to oil drilling don’t require Congressional approval. He believes he can simply circumvent Congress with the stroke of a pen. Either he is WILDLY ignorant of how government works, or he just doesn’t care. Your choice. Either one says this man has no business setting foot in the Oval Office.
 


Note from the Editor:

I finally moved my money from BoA on Friday.

I had meant to do it a year ago when news of outrageous “CEO bonuses” broke, but I got lazy, decided it would be too big of a chore, and forgot about it.

But when news of the “$5 Debit Card Fee” broke, I finally got off my duff and made the move EVEN THOUGH I HAVE ENOUGH MONEY THAT THE NEW FEE WOULD NOT HAVE APPLIED TO ME. I did it because it was the right thing to do.

The new bank directly across the street from my BoA is a small(ish) local community bank. I checked them out online, and read they donate $1million to the local community every year. Plus they had online banking (which I use extensively), and don’t charge a fee to use their Visa Debit Card. I opened an account there the next morning. I had to wait for any outstanding bills/payments to clear at BoA first, but Friday I made the move.

I had to go through an “agent” to close my account, a young guy about 10 years my junior in his mid 30’s asked me why I was closing my account:

“I’m moving my money to a more socially responsible bank”, I told him.

That must of been a new one to him. He laughed, smiled broadly, and asked (deliberately?) incorrectly: “A more ‘sociable’ bank?”

Socially… Socially responsible bank”, I corrected him.

“You know we’re not the only ones who were bailed out?”, trying to guess my reasoning.

“I know. I’m just tired of turning on the news every day and hearing another ‘horror story’ about Bank of America.”

“Where are you moving your money to?”

“The bank right across the street”, which I pointed to and named by name.

“You know they merged with XYZ?” (I missed the name of the major bank he cited, but a quick Google search when I got home found it was a lie.)

“I’ll look into it.”, I replied, smiling.

And that was it. I turned in my Debit card, picked up a Cashiers check for the full amount, left and deposited it across the street.

The hardest, most time-consuming part of the entire process was remembering what companies I had set up “automatic bill pay” with (like my ISP and PayPal), visit their websites and update my Debit Card info. THAT was the extent of my difficulty. (It might of been more trouble if I had CD’s or a credit card.)

Should of done it 12 months ago.


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EARLY EDITION: Perry’s “Jobs” Plan by the numbers. I hope you like oil.
Oct 15th, 2011 by Admin Mugsy

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EARLY EDITION
Perry's imaginary 'miracle'
Rick Perry finally released his “Energizing American Jobs and Security” plan Friday (click here to download from me w/o having to give the Perry campaign your email address). 40 pages long (plus a cover page), Perry’s “jobs” plan is focused ENTIRELY on “energy” production. Ditto when it comes to “security”. In fact, Perry’s plan is SO singularly focused on energy that I found myself searching for ANY mention of ANY other industry. None, nada, zip. Likewise, with the word “Security” in the title, you’d expect SOME mention of terrorism or the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A big goose-egg there too (“Iraq” IS mentioned, but only as a competing oil producer.)

So I performed a “quick & dirty” word-search of Perry’s “Jobs” Plan searching for ANY reference to industries OTHER than energy (note, I know a “word-search” analysis is a bit unfair, but still quite informative). Hope you like oil!

Number of times key words are found in Rick Perry’s 40 page “Jobs” plan:

(word matches for all forms, including plurals, “ing” & “ed” endings, etc.)

“computer”: zero
“electronic”: zero
“infrastructure”: three times. Once referring to “EPA Research”, and twice referring to “pipeline” infrastructure.
“farm” or “agriculture”: zero
“health care”: zero
“rail”: zero
“textiles”: zero (cloth & clothing)
“iron” or “steel”: “Iron”-zero. “steel” once (in reference to increased steel production in Pennsylvania for pipelines. This is surprising considering he announced his “jobs plan” from a PA steelmill!)
“automotive”, “car” or “truck”: zero (surprising, since I expected at least ONE reference to vehicles using the oil/gas produced.)

 (I’m running out of industries by now)

“green”: appears once to criticize “inefficient and uncompetitive green energy programs”.
“technology” (other than energy): zero
“battery” or “batteries”: zero (surprising considering how “Energy” is the sole focus of Perry’s “Jobs” plan.)
“hybrid”: zero
“education” or “teach”: zero
“manufacturing”: three times and ONLY in the context of oil & gas production.
“training”: zero
“Greenhouse”: appears four times, and only to attack and criticize the regulation of “Greenhouse gases”, deriding CO2 as “naturally occurring”.
“Climate”: three. Once refering to the “political climate”, once re: the “Federal regulatory climate” and once regarding the “business climate”.
“banks”: zero
“Wall Street”: zero (sans one ref to the “Wall Street Journal”).
“trade”: three times, and only in the context of criticizing “Cap & trade”.
“China”, “Japan” or “Korea”: zero
“exports”: zero
“imports” (other than oil): zero
“security” in a context other than “energy security”: zero
“war”: “war on coal” twice. “War on natural gas”: once. War in Iraq or Afghanistan: zero
“Iraq”: three times (in lists of oil producing nations).
“Afghanistan”: zero
 
 
“oil”: 44 times.
“gas”: 37 times (not including references to “greenhouse gasses”).
“wind”: six
“solar”: twice
“bio” (“biomass”): twice. No coincidence it appears same number of times as “solar”. Same sentence.
“nuclear”: 21 times (15 times in one paragrah).
“coal”: 17 times

“Obama”: 28 times.
“Bush”: zero

Rick Perry isn’t running for President. He’s running for Energy Secretary.


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A Few Protest Sign Ideas for the #OWS Crowd
Oct 10th, 2011 by Admin Mugsy

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Who are the REAL criminals?The Occupy Wall Street protests have grown considerably over the past three weeks when they first began. They were ignored for a long time until NYC police officers went on a rampage, hauling away protesters and in one dramatic unprovoked incident caught on video, indiscriminately doused protestors with pepper spray.

The Media keeps asking, “Why are they protesting?” “What do they want?” “There doesn’t seem to be a coherent message.” Donald Trump proclaimed on (where else?) Fox “news”, that “Nobody knows why they’re protesting”. We got news for ya, Donald. We know VERY WELL why we’re protesting. It’s not complicated: “We want Washington to care as much about the interests of the of bottom 99% of us as they do the top 1%.”

That seems like an awfully good slogan for a protest sign, since the Media seems to require being spoon-fed the answer since they are too clueless to figure out on their own why hundreds of thousands of unemployed protesters spread across 45 states and more than 25 countries have felt it necessary to parade their frustration in the streets.

And so, with a wee-bit of PhotoShopping on my part, here are some protest sign ideas for the 99% protesters:

First, naturally, my original comment on a sign:


 


 

A serious patriot

 

FAIR share

 

GOP's worst nightmare

 

I encourage you to post your own sign ideas in the Comments below. Oh, and a reminder that voting is still open on my “Top 10 Ways to Revive the economy and CREATE JOBS w/o spending a DIME.”


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The Sunday “Unintentionally” Funnies
Oct 3rd, 2011 by Admin Mugsy

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McKein sopporterAs my regular readers know by now, I spend every Sunday morning watching three of the four network news Sunday political talkshows: “Fox ‘news’ Sunday”, “Meet the Press”, and ABC’s “ThisWeek”. ABC ends their show with a fun segment they call “Sunday funnies”, but this week, the entire show was filled with unintentionally funny moments I just HAD to compile into a single video:
 

Unintentionally funny ‘Sunday Funnies’

 

Briefly: First, a shot of Chris Christie in an audience that is supposedly wildly applauding… Chris Christie? Herman Cain criticizes Perry for being “insensitive” to a sign outside his parent’s ranch that uses The N-word, only to go on and call blacks “brainwashed” for dismissing the GOP out-of-hand. Gee, I can’t imagine why.

Later, Amanpour asks Cain if his 9-9-9 tax plan “unfairly burdens the poor?” Cain says his critics “haven’t done the math. I’VE done the math”, then starts his proof using a medium [yearly] income of $50,000″. Amanpour suggests he use a more appropriate figure of “$20,000” instead. Cain’s response: “all you have to do” to figure his plan for someone making only “$20,000” instead of $50,000 is to “divide [$50,000] by two!” Don’t worry. Cain has “done the math” and he’s CERTAIN it’ll work!

Then finally, they show Cheney, Rumsfeld and President Bush over the years reassuring us that The Taliban has been destroyed and al Qaeda has been decimated. Followed by Admiral Mullen saying how we never gave Afghanistan the attention it deserved “for years” under Bush, and General Petraeus saying that now, under Obama, “we’ve finally got it right.”

A favorite “Three Stooges” clip at the end about says it all: “What have you got to offer? Nyah-thing!”

(Reminder, if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to vote for your favorite “Tax-free job creation ideas”.)


Sign my petition for GREEN JOBS TOMORROW fast & cheap. Use those $4 Billion in oil subsidies to put Solar Panels on the roofs of 40,000 government buildings, or order 100,000 hybrid mail-trucks. Not only would this INSTANTLY CREATE JOBS, it would spark ENTIRE INDUSTRIES with a future, reduce our dependency on oil, reduce greenhouse emissions, and quickly pay for itself (and cut future expenses) with the energy savings. We need 5,000 signatures by December 20th.

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