Archive for August, 2012

Two Quick Videos from Conventions Past

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Like me, you probably watched at least part of the unofficial first day of the Republican Convention in Tampa Bay last night. You may have heard Rick Santorum… who once claimed Romney was “THE WORST candidate to put up against Obama”… deliver a five minute speech about HIMSELF, hyping his favorite subject: “traditional marriage”, and not even mentioning […]

 
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August 29, 2012
Posted in: Election, General, Jobs, Money, Politics

10 Things You WON’T Hear Mentioned at the Republican Convention This Week

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As you know, the GOP will be holding its Presidential Convention & Cross Burning Clambake all this week in Tampa Bay. Well, not ALL week, because for the second convention in a row, the first day of the RNC Convention will be canceled due to a hurricane lashing the pavilion. In 2008, religious morons “prayed for rain” to disrupt the […]

 
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August 27, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, General, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Middle East, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, voting, War

Am I Supposed to be Impressed Both Ryan and Romney Paid Less Than 20% in Taxes?

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  The Penguin explains how political campaigns are won. (:41)Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] The Right constantly whines how “our taxes are too high” and how our corporate rate is “among the highest in the world”. But who […]

 
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August 20, 2012
Posted in: Election, Money, Politics, Taxes

How Is the Ryan Pick NOT Palin All Over Again?

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(ATTENTION: NEW PAGES added above: “GOP Nonsense” & “Must See Videos”.) Okay, before you jump all over me, I KNOW Paul Ryan isn’t as mind-numbingly dumb, inexperienced or incompetent as Sarah Palin. This is not a comparison of the two candidates. But the thinking that went into both picks is strikingly familiar. In 2008, John McCain made Senator […]

 
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August 13, 2012
Posted in: Election, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me

Why Mitt Romney’s Taxes Matter

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A few weeks ago, I wrote: “Possible Reasons Romney Is Suppressing His Tax Returns”, listing a number of things we could possibly learn should he ever decide to release them. But I didn’t discuss if any of those reasons were important when it came to choosing a president. Consider this “Part-II” of that review. I had an interesting […]

 
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August 9, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Infrastructure, Jobs, Money, Politics, Taxes

Democrats Would Rather Be Talking About Romney’s Taxes than Obama’s Record? Really?

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Following two weeks of Democrats, Reporters and even many Republicans asking, “Why won’t Mitt Romney just release his taxes?”, the Romney camp is left with no choice (since actually releasing his taxes is out of the question) but to accuse the accusers of trying to distract you from the REAL issue: “President Obama’s failed economic […]

 
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August 6, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Jobs, Money, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes