Posts Tagged ‘romney’
^From a 2008 post.
Polls are closed. I didn’t vote.
It’s pretty fucking embarrassing, because anyone who has been paying attention to the blog for the last year knows I’m a giant liberal wonk. http://clantilyscad.com/category/politics-or-the-art-of-looking-for-trouble/
I’m a registered Democrat, canvassed for the Democrats, and am probably one of the few moderate liberals that thinks that Obama has done a thoroughly decent job at President given the filibuster-heavy Congressional opposition. So why didn’t I just walk to the middle school a few block away and vote?
It’s pretty impossible to understand if you’re not also wrecked with mental illness. Not just run-of-the-mill depression where nothing sparkles. But the kind where everything is a nightmare, your digestive tract feels like its cannibalizing itself, and the very thought of social interaction can give you a panic attack.
Long story short, I had a mental breakdown right before the Hurricane (for reasons not related to the Hurricane) and have basically developed agoraphobia. So yeah, even though I waltzed into a school gym two months ago and voted in a primary that no one knew about, I’m currently having enough trouble feeding myself, much less go into public at the moment.
That sounds really really sad, and it is.
14.9% of non-voters in 2008 listed “illness or disability” as their reason.
Sorry I don’t have many fun links tonight for you fellow wonks. Nate Silver being a math genius kinda ruined the anticipation aspect of this election for me.
Comedy Central’s Indecision 2012 Live Show is here.
I don’t think I need to give a spoiler about who won.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: 2012, Daily Show Live, election, obama, romney
Live from Safety School University!
Dave Itzkoff @ditzkoff
“Tonight’s first question comes to us from a man who calls himself Violentacrez. Go ahead, Mr. Violentacrez.” #debate
Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt
OBAMASATDOWNFIRSTHELOST — inside Hannity’s brain right now.#debate
“I want you to be able to get a job.” Yeah, so you can fire me from it.
I think Romney just admitted to not caring about birds dying. Big Bird is crying.
Tom Junod @TomJunod
Now he wants to kill Little Bird.
Once again a moderator is failing to move on.
The New York Times op-ed, November 18, 2008:
“Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”
by Mitt Romney
^not The Onion
I’m so bored of talking about jobs. Go back to talking about killing birds.
Chuck Wendig @ChuckWendig
Obama starts explaining economic theory. Romney makes fart noises and monkey sounds in the background. #fakedebate
”I put women in my cabinet.” ~Romney misquote
Franklin Leonard @franklinleonard
“I hired lots of women.” = “Some of my best friends are black.”
Wow, invocation of the G.W. We should start asking: Is our children learning from this debate?
This guy’s on fire. Hold on- how do we know it isn’t Joe Biden wearing his Obama costume a few weeks early? #debates
Nina Bargiel @slackmistress
“I CAN SEE SYRIA FROM MY INVESTMENTS!” – Mitt Romney#MocktheVote
Alex Halperin @alexhalperin
What took so long? http://bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com/ #debates
Now that we all understand each other, group hug?
Nothing like talk to currency manipulation to rally up the masses.
Romney’s Binder @Romneys_Binder
Mitt Romney: “I want to make America the most attractive place in the world for my binder.”
(Pro-tip: when you get there: Ctrl-F “gang bangers.”)
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: 2012, debate, election, obama, presidential debates, romney
In 90 minutes I’ll be running a live-blog, mostly from Twitter reactions. It’ll probably be a lot more lazy tomorrow because I have to pack during the debate.
Matthew Burke @MatthewKBurke
#ObamaDebateTips Wear a Big Bird costume.
#ObamaDebateTips Make sure everyone will let you be clear.
TheGOP LIES @Brimonian
#ObamaDebateTips Gangnam style
Doc Nelson @JDNelson_68W
Borrow Hillary’s balls. #ObamaDebateTips
#ObamaDebateTips Legalize marijuana. #Obama2012
Glenn Quagmire™ @thefunnyquag
“@HahaOneLiners: #ObamaDebateTips Don’t say anything. Just have Morgan Freeman say it for you.”
Milkshakes Anytime @MomMilkshake
End every response with, That’s What She Said. #ObamaDebateTips
Twitty Kitty @TwittyKltty
#ObamaDebateTips Break out in random meowing.
Alexander ✮ @alexpicciarelli
#ObamaDebateTips Meow at Mitt Romney. GAME OVER
Of course Twitters obsessed with cats. Because people on twitter have no friends.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, things that amuse me Tags: funny, obama, politics, president, Presidential Debate, romney, twitter