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Archive for July, 2012

Pennsylvania: Ground Zero in Voter ID Nightmare. The numbers are chilling. (Updated)

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 In the 2000 election, the “must-win” swing state was Florida. In 2004, it was Ohio. In 2008, that do-or-die must-win swing state was Pennsylvania. On election night 2008, even though the night was only half over, I already knew it was over the moment it was announced Barack Obama had won Pennsylvania’s 21 electoral votes, because by that […]

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July 30, 2012
Posted in: Crime, Election, Healthcare, myth busting, Politics, Right-wing Facism, voting

Graphic: “Mr. Romney’s Holiday”

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 Couldn’t sit on this till next Monday. After hearing people on the radio this morning comparing Romney to Britain’s famed “Mr. Bean” (popular British TV character that gets into trouble doing foolish things), I got a bug to re-create this movie poster in honor of Mitt’s gaffe-fest in London yesterday: (click to enlarge) (Probably should have […]

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July 27, 2012
Posted in: Election, General, Politics

When we find Romney paid no taxes, will we remember last years RW outrage over people paying “No” taxes? (UPDATED)

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 Last Monday, I surmised that one of the likely reasons Romney refuses to release his tax returns is because we would discover that there were times the multi-multi-millionaire paid NOTHING in income taxes. With each passing day, I become more certain that will be the result (in addition to learning he is FAR richer that we […]

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July 20, 2012
Posted in: Election, Money, Politics, Predictions, Rants, Taxes

Quick video: Romney on Blind Trusts

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 Just a quick post: Last night on the always excellent “Rachel Maddow Show”, she played an astounding clip of Mitt Romney from 1994 ridiculing the idea that “Blind Trusts” are truly “blind”. I just HAD to clip Romney’s recent defense of his “blind trusts” in Switzerland/etc vs his 1994 criticism, combined into one video:   […]

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July 18, 2012
Posted in: Election, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

Possible Reasons Romney Is Suppressing His Tax Returns.

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 As you likely know, during the 1968 race for president, Michigan Governor George Romney ran for the Republican nomination. A self-made millionaire as former head of “American Motors”, the elder Romney released an unprecedented 12 years worth of past tax returns, explaining that “one year could be a fluke”, showing only what the candidate wanted you to […]

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July 16, 2012
Posted in: Election, Money, Politics, Taxes

Republicans Need You to Forget There Was An Election in 2010.

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 On Friday, I reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the National Employment Figures for June showing an economy that created only 80,000 net new jobs. But the day before that, major payroll accounting firm “ADP” released their monthly Private Sector job figures: 176,000. How did we arrive at two wildly different figures? Did government employers […]

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July 9, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Jobs, Politics

176,000 Private Sector Jobs Created in June, but 96K Public Sector Cuts drop it to Just 80K. ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME???

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 BREAKING NEWS The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly jobs report for June today, announcing that “the economy created only 80,000 jobs last month”, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 8.2%. Naturally, as you might expect, Governor Romney is making hay over this lack-luster report, pointing to it as just more proof that President Obama’s […]

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July 6, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Politics, Rants

Sorry Right Wingers, the Health Care Penalty is NOT a “Tax”. Roberts says so.

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 Everywhere I turned last week, it seemed someone on the Right was calling the “penalty” enforcing the Affordable Care Act a “tax”, and citing Chief Justice Roberts’ written Ruling as their evidence. George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s “ThisWeek” yesterday appeared to spend the entire show obnoxiously trying to make the case this is “a tax”, repeatedly citing the Roberts decision as “proof” […]

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July 2, 2012
Posted in: Election, Healthcare, myth busting, Politics, Taxes, Unconstitutional