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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:23 AM

Pic Of The Moment: It's A Hard Life Being A Romney: The College Years



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: It's A Hard Life Being A Romney: The College Years (Original post)
EarlG Apr 2012 OP
TahitiNut Apr 2012 #1
Blue Owl Apr 2012 #2
66 dmhlt Apr 2012 #38
riverbendviewgal Apr 2012 #3
HangOnKids Apr 2012 #6
corkhead Apr 2012 #4
Brooklyn Dame Apr 2012 #22
louis-t Apr 2012 #5
RoccoR5955 Apr 2012 #7
Smilo Apr 2012 #9
catbyte Apr 2012 #16
jehop61 Apr 2012 #10
LuckyLib Apr 2012 #12
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #15
catbyte Apr 2012 #17
Rabrrrrrr Apr 2012 #20
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #31
Drunken Irishman Apr 2012 #24
Pirate Smile Apr 2012 #37
a2liberal Apr 2012 #8
Jankyn Apr 2012 #11
NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #13
beac Apr 2012 #14
xxqqqzme Apr 2012 #18
demilib Apr 2012 #19
Brooklyn Dame Apr 2012 #21
alp227 Apr 2012 #23
gateley Apr 2012 #25
HangOnKids Apr 2012 #28
Initech Apr 2012 #26
freshwest Apr 2012 #27
Initech Apr 2012 #29
freshwest Apr 2012 #33
Initech Apr 2012 #34
Rabrrrrrr Apr 2012 #41
Initech Apr 2012 #42
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #30
Honeycombe8 Apr 2012 #32
ujmujmujm Apr 2012 #35
wakemewhenitsover Apr 2012 #36
amuse bouche Apr 2012 #39
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #40
Kadie Apr 2012 #43

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:32 AM

1. I guarantee you that the Mitt-wit doesn't even comprehend the difference.

It's an absolute CERTAINTY that, when he attributes criticisms to "ENVY," he's beyond ever attaining any comprehension of the "average person's" perspective. I was "Class of '61" -- he was "Class of '65" -- within very few miles of one another, but separated by a huge chasm of affluence. I knew some who knew him ... and many in his "orbit" from being a caddy at his cronies' country clubs. He's beyond the pale.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:09 PM

2. All those years driving up & down the steps before they had their car elevator

The salad days were rough for the ol' Mittann.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:38 AM

38. Indeed they were ...

Driving up and down the mansion steps was tough work for the Rmoneys:

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:23 PM

3. Who paid for the Rommeys' education?

I bet they did not have student loans and their parents paid for their college.. Anyone check this out?

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:29 PM

6. They Used Stocks To Pay For College

Just some change in the sofa Mitt's Dad gave him. The entire story is in Earl's links.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

4. CLASS WAREFARE!!!!!1111!1 CLASS wARFARE!!!!!11

spittle spittle

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Response to corkhead (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:05 PM

22. Ha! Brilliant picture...

...and it sums up quite nicely just about everything that is a GOP priority!

http://wp.me/p1R16Y-1wX

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:28 PM

5. Ann claims they lived in a $600 a month basement apt. Think about this...

in 1970 dollars, not 2012 dollars. Apartments were $150 a month in 1970. I don't care where you lived in the country in 1970, $600 a month was living in luxury. Penniless and destitute, indeed.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

7. Yeah, in 1970

You could have rented a nice penthouse on Central Park West for $600!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:04 PM

9. No she meant they lived in a very small apartment on the Champs Elysee -

it was the cost of flying to and from college that cost them the $600.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:23 PM

16. Good one, LOL

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:09 PM

10. 1970

In 1970 I believe my husband earned about $7,000 on his police salary. That went for living arrangements and food for 4 kids, car upkeep and college tuition for my husband who was trying to get into law school eventually. I'd like Mrs Rmoney to top that!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:48 PM

12. Living in San Francisco in 1970. Four of us shared

a two bedroom apt in a very nice area -- $280/mo.
$600/mo? They must have really been living high.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:20 PM

15. My wife and I had a one bedroom upstairs apt in 1972 for $65 a month. Granted, this was cheap, even

for that time and it wasn't in a big city. But still, it was a college town so there was good demand.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:24 PM

17. I rented a 3 BR, 2K sq ft apt in 1974 for $180 including utilities

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 03:32 PM

20. I don't pay much more than that now, and I have a garage, two bedrooms, and it's new.

Hell, even my first apartments in Honolulu and NYC in the 90s weren't much more than that.

$600 for a basement apartment my ass - unless the architect was a moron and put the penthouse in the basement.

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Response to Rabrrrrrr (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:43 PM

31. Well, the apartment came with its own nanny.

A full wet bar, and a doorman.
So, it could happen.

Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:40 PM

24. BULLSHIT!

In the 1990s, my parents rented a a unit in a fourplex (three bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths) for $650 a month - and that was in the 90s! She's such a liar.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:23 AM

37. I read $60, which seems more likely.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:00 PM

8. K&R (n/t)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:10 PM

11. Yep. Took the Obamas 12 years to pay off...

...two Bachelor's and two graduate degrees.

It's taken us 18 years to pay off two Bachelor's and three graduate degrees (wife has a Ph.D.--our last payment is in July).

I can't imagine what it would be like to try and do that while trying to buy a home and raise children. We're middle-aged and can finally start saving for retirement. Gee, that was fun!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:11 PM

13. Great post but I would like to point out to anyone interested....

that times are quite different now and and the road to "success" is less likely paved with student loans than it was in the past.

Kids, live for living, not for what anyone tells you needs to be done.

You're experts in your own experience, your teachers and advisers are NOT.

Beyond that distinction, k and frakkin r.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:15 PM

14. K&R. This should be a campaign ad! n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:34 PM

18. In another section of the piece

the Rmoney quote is from, ann tells of having a baby sitter come in while they were attending classes. Everyone I knew (who had kids) staggered their classes so one could stay w/ the baby while the other attended class.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 03:20 PM

19. Big mistake..

She should have just shut up after the word job.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 03:44 PM

21. Hahahaha!!

Since Mitt seems hell bent on moving the nation backwards to the days of the robber barons, he should move his 'little woman' back to the home(s) and keep her off the public stage. Everything she says gives further proof that they're not the "common people" they pretend to be.

Unless it's a leveraged buyout, just WHAT do THEY know about debt?


http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/04/forgive-me-please/

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/04/van-jones-talks-american-dream-economy-and-social-movements/

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:07 PM

23. It's not easy living with a lot of handed-down green, I guess.

Somebody should write a song like that.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 05:52 PM

25. They just. don't. get. it. It's almost alarming. nt

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Response to gateley (Reply #25)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:31 PM

28. Almost?

It is fucking crazy alarming!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 05:59 PM

26. How is Rmoney not seen as an elitist? He is the very textbook definition of one!

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Response to Initech (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:28 PM

27. Why do you think the GOP changed the TX textbooks? Everyone's an elitist now.

Come on, don't you feel better about yourself now?

You're just as rich as Romney, just more modest.



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Response to freshwest (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:32 PM

29. Oh yeah that idiot on Colbert last night...

He's the guy who was in charge of changing the textbooks in Texas. And he didn't know that Thomas Jefferson wasn't a fundamentalist Christian by any means.

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Response to Initech (Reply #29)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:03 PM

33. These guys remind me of an old quote, if you don't mind:

In the words of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor Who:

"You know the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They both donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter facts to fit their views. Which can be very uncomfortable if youíre one of the facts that needs altering."



Having been and known some of the facts who don't fit their views, I can tell you, it's very uncomfortable.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #33)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:18 PM

34. Ha ha ha... I like it!

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Response to Initech (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:44 PM

41. That guy was fuckin' scary-ass ignorant.

The kind of guy that it would be really fun to punch.

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Response to Rabrrrrrr (Reply #41)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:55 PM

42. He was. How does a guy like become head of the Texas Board Of Education??

He says in that clip Colbert showed "We need to stand up to experts!!". Could it be these people are "experts" because they know their shit??? Holy crap. If he's the head of the Texas board of Education - that is fucking scary.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:40 PM

30. There's only a handful of people that can identify with Mitt Romney's early years.

They are royalty, all living in Europe!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:56 PM

32. Oh, my! How did the Romneys make it through those rough years! I mean, they had to sell stock...

just to pay the maid!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:02 PM

35. Spam deleted by MaineDem (MIR Team)

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:20 AM

36. Gallant and Goofus. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:08 AM

39. Ann and what's his face

are super creepy and obviously not from this planet

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:19 AM

40. K & R

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