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Ryan to Ohio Woman Re Welfare: "Teach a man to fish & you feed him for a lifetime. Don't feed fish."



On Wednesday, in Ohio, Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from space, in the middle of a rote answer to a woman who was talking about being on welfare, an answer that was just inches from actually being human, said this:

"Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Don't feed fish."
Brilliant young thinker, that one.


Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/paul-ryan-fish-quote-13101770#ixzz27cTYFmpk

DO it! DO. It. Head fake or real? Obama campaign flirts with playing for Arizona

Obama campaign has momentum _ and nerves

This year, Obama's team talked early on about running in Arizona, which offers 11 electoral votes, but it never did. Now, with an internal Democratic poll showing Obama narrowly leading Romney, Obama's team might make a play for the state that has seen a 160,000 increase in voter
registrations by Democratic-leaning Hispanics over the past four years.

Buying television time in Phoenix, the state's largest city, is expensive and Obama advisers are closely watching their finances.

http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2012/09/25/obama-campaign-has-momentum-_-and-a-case-of-nerves?page=2
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/26/1136774/-Head-fake-or-real-Obama-campaign-flirts-with-playing-for-Arizona#comments

Ohio is Gone-This is evidence that the GOP is no longer a national party.

Ohio is Gone
by BooMan
Wed Sep 26th, 2012 at 02:32:02 PM EST

Mitt Romney kicked himself in the balls when he opposed the auto bailout, and it's killing him in Ohio. That probably explains something that is puzzling Nate Silver. Why is Obama performing better in Ohio than he is nationally, when that never happens for a Democrat? It's because one in eight jobs in Ohio are tied to the auto industry. It doesn't help that the Republican governor of Ohio picked a high-profile fight with the labor unions and lost. If you think white working class guys in Ohio are lining up to vote for the "plutocrat married to a known equestrian," you are quite mistaken. Ask them who is better on the economy and they will tell you 'Obama.' This is evidence that the GOP is no longer a national party. Ohio is supposed to be a right-leaning state that Democrats can occasionally win. But, right now, it is a left-leaning state. And it will probably stay that way, just like Michigan and Pennsylvania.

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/9/26/14322/6881
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/26/politics/romney-ohio/index.html

Mitt's "THEM" Problem

And then he says it.



"President Obama and I both care about poor and middle-class families. The difference is my policies will make things better for them."

Them.

Mitt Romney keeps talking about the people whose votes he needs as "them."

In the 47 percent video, it was "those people."

"I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives," Romney said.

video & more:
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/mitt-romneys-them-problem/262890/
http://www.dependablerenegade.com/dependable_renegade/2012/09/words-matter.html

This is no fart joke: Donald Trump's Buttrick Ave Golf Course Spewing Out Gas

This is no fart joke: An area of the Bronx is grappling with dangerously high methane gas levels, and Donald Trump may be to blame.

The construction of his company’s new $97 million golf course, located at Ferry Point in the Bronx, may be responsible for the release of potentially explosive levels of methane since its being built above a dump closed some 50 years ago, the New York Daily News reports. The dump's decomposing garbage is the reason behind the alarmingly high gas levels nearby, experts say.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/donald-trumps-new-golf-course_n_1914193.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Is Mitt Romney the President?


larger: http://www.ismittromneythepresident.com/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-elections-2012

BUSHCO - DELETED Intel Report Passage Saying Saddam Would Only Attack in Self-Defense

Contrary to the mindless repetition at the time from pundits such as Sean Hannity that Congress was "looking at the same intelligence," it was not.

In the summary section called "Key Judgements" of the classified report which Bush was given, US intelligence said that Saddam Hussein would likely only support terrorist attacks on the US in self-defense, if he felt threatened. The classified National Intelligence Estimate 2002 (NEI 2002) read on page 8:

"Baghdad for now appears to be drawing a line short of conducting terrorist attacks with conventional or CBW against the United States, fearing that exposure of Iraqi involvement would provide Washington a stronger cause for making war.

Iraq probably would attempt clandestine attacks against the US Homeland if Baghdad feared an attack that threatened the survival of the regime were imminent or unavoidable, or possibly for revenge."


In other words, the classified, full version of the report that Bush had was saying that Saddam knew that if any part or role in a terrorist attack was ever traced back to him, it would be national suicide.







Version of intelligence Bush was looking at, section in bold at bottom was deleted





http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2012/09/25/index.html
http://ralphlopez.hubpages.com/hub/Bush-Deleted-Intel-Report-Passage-Saying-Saddam-Would-Only-Attack-in-Self-Defense

"Well excuse me that I work for a living & don't rely on food stamps like you"

This story perfectly illustrates the kind of hatred, selfishness and pathological dipshittery that Romney/Ryan have tapped into:

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Cindy Nerger spends 12 hours on dialysis every day. She's been on the waiting list for a kidney transplant for five years. She's the caregiver for the grandmother who raised her. Since Nerger can't work, the family relies on her husband's income, but he works only part-time so he can help her.

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"He told me I owed him 10 dollars and some change. I am not exactly sure what it was, but I told him, I said I am sorry sir, but there is nothing in my cart that is not covered by food stamps," said Nerger.

She and the Kroger employees went back and forth about this for half an hour when a manager acknowledged was right about the purchase all along.

"I was upset, so, I was like, you know, I told you that it was covered under food stamps, you know, so, there was no need for all of this, you know, and he said, "Well excuse me that I work for a living and don't rely on food stamps like you," Nerger said.

video & more:
http://www.13wmaz.com/news/article/197655/153/Warner-Robins-Woman-Says-She-Was-Ridiculed-For-Using-Food-Stamps

I have nothing against rich people - BUT - "A Parthenon For Chickens Is Just Clucking Offensive.

The fowl extravagance of Crispin Odey's chicken house
The hedge fund manager's plans to house his hens in a galline Parthenon are not just tasteless – they're clucking offensive



In theory, what a private individual chooses to do with his or her money is nobody else's business. We live in a country where you may dispose of it however you see fit, so long as you break no laws. You are free to indulge silly fantasies, to treat yourself, to spend on things others might perceive as having no value.

In practice, this isn't always the case, and with good reason. We are a society, not simply a collection of individuals, and our behaviour has ramifications. We participate in an economy, where our decisions about money affect others. Just ask hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, who paid himself £28m in 2008, after successfully betting that shares in British banks would fall through the floor. He's decided to spend a much more modest sum on a home for his chickens: media reports estimate the stone alone will cost more than £100,000.

The stone, you say? Yes, the Odey chickens will be housed in style – no coop for them. Nothing as déclassé as chicken wire hems them in. And yet, if visions of Sir Peter Viggers' notorious duck house have been conjured, dismiss them and think bigger, much bigger. Odey's gaff is a galline Parthenon.

We know this because detailed plans for the chicken house, which surfaced yesterday, are available on the local council's website. Odey may have the money to realise his wildest dreams (I hope for his sake that these extend beyond luxurious accommodation for domestic fowl), but he has to submit to the law of the land, which requires public scrutiny of building projects. Before I return to the moral case for exposing Odey to opprobrium, it's worth analysing these on aesthetic grounds. Whatever the conscious reasons for his choices, they reveal much about what contemporary City money admires.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/26/fowl-extravagance-crispin-odey-chicken-house?CMP=twt_gu

(oh boy...) Ann Romney Explains Mitt’s Airplane Remark to Leno

Ann Romney Explains Mitt’s Airplane Remark to Leno



She explained her husband’s subsequent comment afterward at a fundraiser when he joked that he didn’t know why the windows on the plane don’t open.

“It’s his way of making light of how worried he is about me,” she said. “It’s his way of dealing with the panic of knowing how dangerous this was.”


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/ann-romney-explains-mitts-airplane-remark-to-leno/

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