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Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Viral Things Tags: amazon, Avery, binder, Mitt Romney, three-ring binder

Presidential Bro Hug

Pre-game:

The Obion: Biden Implores Obama To ‘Rub One Out’ Before Debate

‘Don’t Want Pussy On The Mind Out There,’ Reports Vice President

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9:07

Mitt Romney invokes a story involving a baby.

Lizz Winstead @lizzwinstead

Romney bored that unemployed person to death. #MockTheVote #Debates

9:11

Obama talks about specific tax cut numbers and the moderator sounds old and confused.

9:13

Mitt Romney: “I like coal.”

Me too, as long as I’m not getting trapped in a Chilean mine, mining it.

9:20

My Internet stream keeps buffering and I don’t care, because everyone is so boring.

9:23 

Boring point-in-case, Obama just talked about “math.”

@indecision

Good thing they keep talking about math. Nothing gets America fired up more than math. #debates

9:28

“I like Big Bird.”

This debate reminds me of…

9:38

Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias

I think Obama should have practiced some zingers.

9:40

Andrew Sullivan ‏@sullydish

First unforced Romney error: “I may need a new accountant.”http://thebea.st/RdXvE9

9:50

Indecision ‏@indecision

This campaign to re-elect Bill Clinton is going really well.#debates

9:52

I think Obama’s boring is rubbing off on Romney. R-Money just mentioned “leverage limits.”

9:55

What if Jim Lehrer had a heart attack right now? His resuscitation could be funded by viewers like you!

9:57

Newsflash! Nobody has actually read Dodd-Frank.

Lizz Winstead ‏@lizzwinstead

Dodd Frank: Was that the girl in the attic? #MockTheVote #Debates

10:05

Wil Wheaton ‏@wilw

Okay, so I think this show needs a whacky neighbor to really spice things up. Maybe a talking baby, or a dog. OMG MAKE THIS FAMILY GUY!

Candice Hall ‏@sexmysobriquet

@wilw Pot-smoking Koala? It could be American Dad.

10:09

Obama should just curl up in the fetal position and scream health care statistics for the rest of the debate.

10:10

ThinkProgress ‏@thinkprogress

Romney says he didn’t raise taxes to pay for Romneycare. That’s because it was subsidized heavily by the federal gov’t

10:12

Brooklyn Bitch ‏@_BrooklynBitch

When can we talk about vaginas and anal sex? #debates #priorities

10:15

Man, I wish Big Bird was moderating this debate. Big Bird or a corpse would be doing a better job at creating structure than this guy.

10:24

Silent Jim Lehrer ‏@SilentJimLehrer

…um…I…

10:25

There’s bars out there serving drinks called “zingers” right now, right?

10:33

Well, my dream of Obama screaming, “You tied your dog to a car!” have been crushed.

Joëlle ‏@The_Sculptress

Jesus tap dancing Christ! I’d rather hear about bitches, zombies, the apocalypse, sandwiches or anal before any more political tweets. Fuck!

KimJongNumberUn ‏@KimJongNumberUn

North Koreans should be grateful tonight that Dad banned television.#debate

Good night and good luck.

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: #mockthevote, 2012, barack obama, debate, liveblog, liveblogging, Mitt Romney, Presidential Debate

LOOK! IT’S… Workers at Chipotle pose with Mitt Romney during lunch stop in Denver via @AP http://t.co/VAGDMO4b


Charles Dharapak (@CharlesDharapak) October 02, 2012

Romney to Portman at Chipotle: “I usually get the burrito. I think I’ll go for the bowl today. That’s a good idea.” #journalism


Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) October 02, 2012

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, things that amuse me Tags: chipotle, election 2012, journalism, Mitt Romney, twitter

Paul Krugman discusses the “dependent upon government” citizens that Romney refers to in the now viral Mother Jones video inside a private donor meeting:

Actually, if you look at the facts, you learn that the great bulk of those who pay no income tax pay other taxes; also, many of the people in the no-income-tax category are (a) elderly (b) students or (c) having a bad year, having lost a job — that is, they’re people who have paid income taxes in the past and/or will pay income taxes in the future.

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Categories: Economics, Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: 47%, economics, election 2012, gop, Mitt Romney, mother jones, Paul Krugman, politics, taxes

The ethical problem with Bain in a nutshell.

There’s apparently a few ways of taking over a company. The most common ways of doing it with the intent to bankrupt it are a hostile takeover or buying off its executives.

Mitt Romney chose buying off the executives with bonuses.

In business deals called leveraged buyouts, Bain would borrow money to buy troubled companies and then force the companies to pay back Bain’s loans. By moving the loans plus interest payments onto the troubled companies’ already deficit-heavy banksheets, this formula guaranteed the failure of the companies.

The result: All the CEOs and Bain Capital profited on the way out, while the average worker lost his or her job.

This is what happened with Ampad, a pad and paper company bought by Bain in 1992. Bain paid $5 million upfront for the company and profited more than $100 million in debt and management fees before Ampad filed Chapter 11 in 2000 and was resold in 2003.

Randy Johnson, an Ampad factory worker affected by the takeover, once wrote Romney a handwritten letter asking him to intervene and save an Indiana factory. Romney wrote back him saying that he wanted to help but his lawyers advised him not to get involved.

Green and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital quotes Mitt Romney regarding Bain: “I insisted on having almost dictatorial powers.”

So much for a man who doesn’t want to get involved.

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: 2012, ampad, bain, Bain Capital, bankrupt, bribery, ceos, dictator, election, executives, Mitt Romney, randy johnson

WTF Wednesday – Weird News Wednesday

News regarding Mittens and Co.

1. For counties, the greater the dependence on federal aid, the greater the support for Republican candidates.

2.  “His eyes are just so blue. It’s like looking into a Smurf’s anus.” – Jon Stewart.

The Daily Show 8/13: http://on.cc.com/NgSZDk

3. Mitt Romney campaign rep freaks the fuck out on CNN when questioned about differences between Romney’s and Ryan’s Medicare plans. Tim Pawlenty responds by suggesting the anchor doesn’t speak English.

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5.  Reddit: “My name is Rob Zerban. I am the Democratic Congressional challenger to Rep. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st District.”

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: GOP primary, jon stewart, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, paul ryan shirtless, politics, reddit, republicans

“I think a lot of people would observe that we are right now living in an Ayn Rand novel, metaphorically speaking. Ayn Rand, more than anyone else, did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism.” -Paul Ryan, 2009.

“I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says in 2012. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview.”

Reddit guy: “Ayn Rand rejected judeo-christian values was because they were waaay to altruistic for her taste. Ryan is trying to have his cake and eat it too by swearing by the bible’s relevance as a moral guide and also subscribing to quasi-Austrian views on economic policy.”

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For bragging rights, I called Paul Ryan on Clantily Scad two months ago in:

“Marco Rubio’s Book Comes Out. He Does Not Do Himself Favors.”

I actually originally called Ryan around March or April in a private bet, when I wasn’t feeling the way Marco Rubio was handling the media. As more campaign trail reports came out, I became more confident that the other contenders were either too boring or had too many skeletons to rattle the fundamentalists.

Ryan fits my prediction that Romney’s strategy as the campaign moves forward is going to attack the state of the economy, nitpicking any aberrant number in the economic reports and trying to peg Obama’s name to it. I also think that this strategy is doomed to fail, since even in times of trouble, independent voters are unlikely to sway from the status quo. (I mean, we had Bush for 2 terms).

Talking about deficit reduction is boring, and people mostly only care about what they can see right now. And what they see right now is massive economic inequality and no government participation to ease unemployment. Obama hasn’t helped much on those fronts, but Mittens and Co. don’t seem to understand all the economists who say their plans will make things worse.

I’m sure many downtrodden denizens have not read HR 6110. But I’m also sure they’ll be hearing a lot about it in the next three months filtered through attack ads. Women will hear about how Ryan supports states that want to criminalize abortion. Seniors in former swing-state Florida will be listening when Team Obama rips into Ryan’s Medicare coupon, er, voucher plan.

Good job, Mittens, good job. You’ve successfully energized your white millionaire demographic. The rest of us will be stockpiling birth control and making plans to ship grandma and grandpa to Canada upon your 28% chance of winning.

Link Time

Paul Ryan’s Voting Record: http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Paul_Ryan.htm

Buzzfeed Video List: 10 Defining Videos Of Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan

Nate Silver three days ago, saying that Ryan would not have much effect on swing states: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/how-romneys-pick-of-a-running-mate-could-sway-the-outcome/

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: 2012, ayn rand, election 2012, Mitt Romney, Mittens, Paul Ryan, Romney/Ryan, Ryan medicare, vice president, VP