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Wise Teen Girl Proves Benefits Of HOME-SCHOOLING: "Being Gay Turns You Into A Duck" (not the onion)


The title of today’s post refers to the astonishing letter to the editor reproduced below, which I promise you is genuine (published in the October 3 edition of the Northern Outlook in Canterbury, New Zealand). I strongly encourage you to read before we continue today. Go on. I’ll wait.



Who Is The More Honest Bigot? The Guy In the T-Shirt or The Repuke Running For President?

When it comes to racism, folks go out of their way to give it a free pass. What I mean is that if folks aren’t wearing obvious t-shirts like the ignorant man in the picture, if they aren’t burning crosses, or making foul racial slurs, then they generally get a free pass for speech and actions that can be seen as borderline bigotry.


Too often, when it comes to words and deeds seen as borderline bigotry, the American public tends to give out too many passing grades than some folks deserve.

My friend labels this borderline bigotry as “euphemisms,” but another phrase which can be used is “dog whistles.” A good example is when Romney said the following after his failed speech at the NAACP:

Romney didn’t say the “N” word and I don’t believe that he is the type to do such. However, in his statement, he clearly exploited the idea that African-Americans are lazy and are voting or Obama to get “free stuff.”





Lefties have said for years that if Al Gore had been president in 2001 and hadn't prevented the 9/11 attacks, Republicans would have impeached him; they certainly wouldn't have rallied around the president, as Democrats did in the immediate aftermath of the real 9/11.

We haven't really had any incidents in the Obama years that have been comparable -- until now, of course. And the reaction to the killings in Benghazi on 9/11/12 pretty much answer our Gore question. Right-wing blog headlines from yesterday:

* National Review: "Axelrod Refuses to Say Whether Obama Met with Nat'l Security Team Before Heading to Las Vegas"
* Daily Caller: "David Axelrod blames State Department for security issues at Benghazi consulate"

How soon did the political establishment start talking about getting to the bottom of 9/11? (The 9/11 Commission was established 442 days after the attacks took place.) Now, you could argue that what's happening in Benghazi is happening because it's election season -- but Republicans tried to turn Fast and Furious and Solyndra into scandals long before this fall. You could say the atmosphere is more poisoned and partisan now than in 2001 -- but it's not tea party crazies who are hammering away at this, it's mainstream Republicans like Lindsey Graham.


the rest (plus links):

Mitt Romney's SICK Joke

OBAMA Is Going To Win - According To "Political Insiders Give It To Obama 82% to 18%"

Political Insiders Give It To Obama 82% to 18% (!!)

The Politirati Poll

Published Oct 14, 2012

What does Washington’s political elite really think? Over the past two weeks, we surveyed 74 Beltway insiders—37 Democrats, 37 Republicans—on the election, the state of politics, and what comes next. We wanted honesty, so we offered to keep their answers anonymous (in some cases, they allowed us to quote them). Among the respondents: Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom and Obama adman Jim Margolis; Kerry right-hand Bob Shrum and McCain consigliere Mark Salter; former senators Bob Bennett (R-Utah) and Tom Daschle (D-N.D.). On Capitol Hill we found a lot of strong opinions—and even, occasionally, a little consensus.

oh what a lovely site!
such pretty pics:

Ronald Reagan’s budget director: Romney Is NO Job Creator-He Is A GAMBLER In A Rigged Market

Mitt Romney: The Great Deformer
Oct 15, 2012 1:00 AM EDT
Is Romney really a job creator? Ronald Reagan’s budget director, David Stockman, takes a scalpel to the claims.

Bain Capital is a product of the Great Deformation. It has garnered fabulous winnings through leveraged speculation in financial markets that have been perverted and deformed by decades of money printing and Wall Street coddling by the Fed. So Bain’s billions of profits were not rewards for capitalist creation; they were mainly windfalls collected from gambling in markets that were rigged to rise.


......... Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way—out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn “roll-ups,” and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale—the faster the better.


The Bain Capital investments here reviewed accounted for $1.4 billion or 60 percent of the fund’s profits over 15 years, by my calculations. Four of them ended in bankruptcy; one was an inside job and fast flip; one was essentially a massive M&A brokerage fee; and the seventh and largest gain—the Italian Job—amounted to a veritable freak of financial nature.

In short, this is a record about a dangerous form of leveraged gambling that has been enabled by the failed central banking and taxing policies of the state. That it should be offered as evidence that Mitt Romney is a deeply experienced capitalist entrepreneur and job creator is surely a testament to the financial deformations of our times.


PLEASE SHARE THIS -probably most thorough description of the VULTURE that Romney Truly is:

GOP MEDICARE Plan Revealed

"We will win this election. We will finish what we started."

OBAMA: "We will win this election. We will finish what we started."

A couple of things of awesomeness:

The ABC Poll out late last night: 49-46

The new Politico/GWU Battleground poll released this morning: 48-47

And the new Newsmax/Zogby poll: 47-44

AND - the RAND POLL is almost over 50 again at 49.56-44.94. I LOVE THE SLOPE OF THAT POLL!!!!


Top Romney Surrogate Admits GOP Is Exploiting Libya Incident For Political Gain

Source: Think Progress

During an appearance on CNN’s Starting Point on Monday, the former New York City mayor argued that the administration is purposely delaying investigations into the incident until after the election to “cover up” its own failures. But asked to substantiate the claim, Giuliani became agitated. He announced that he did not have to give Obama the benefit of the doubt or withhold judgment about the incident until a full investigation is complete because the president is a Democrat:

SOLEDAD O’BRIEN (HOST): The one thing I’m debating with you is just specifics. When you quote
someone or you paraphrase them the only thing I ask is that you get that accurate. That’s all I ask.

GIULIANI: We’re also entitled to interpret what the president is saying without this, like, massive defense of everything he says.

Q: Do you think, foreign policy, including Benghazi is going to play a significant role in the election? Because my bias would be to think — it’s really interesting for us to talk about – but I think people are essentially going to vote on the economy.

GIULIANI: I think if, in fact, this becomes a question of the president’s lack of leadership, then it cuts into the economy as well. It’s beginning to become like that. The White house — the White House has been remarkably — The White House has fumbled this — whether it’s a deliberate cover-up or they’re making it look like a cover-up they have fumbled the ball four or five times here. Several contradictions. Excuse me if being the fact that I’m a Republican, I don’t give them as you do, all the benefit of the doubt.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/15/1010951/top-romney-surrogate-admits-gop-is-exploiting-libya-incident-for-political-gain/

MITT: “I’ve got these fools thinking I don’t talk to my ‘accountant'-What can’t I say?”

LOL Of The Week: Mitt Doesn’t Talk To His Wife?

During the first debate in Denver, Mitt Romney became very offended when the president suggested that—get this!—Mitt Romney might have missed out on a tax deduction he could have taken.

“…you said you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas. Look, I’ve been in business for 25 years,” the GOP nominee for president and longtime CEO of Bain Capital said. “I have no idea what you’re talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant.”


Romney used deception to excuse his life’s work of cheapening the value of American labor and avoiding taxes while casting the president as ignorant about business. In a visual medium where appearance is everything, Romney galloped half-truths and blatant falsehoods like this over and over in a confident yet cool manner. And though the media knew that he disregarded the facts, they said he’d won. And the polls agreed.

Now Romney must feel as if he can get away with anything. “I’ve got these fools thinking I don’t talk to my ‘accountant,’” he must be saying to himself. “What can’t I say?” Nothing, apparently.

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