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This hour's reason not to vote for Romney: Tom Luna is on his education advisory board

No link because this is in one of the newspapers I'm printing this evening, but 2x4 Romney has named Tom Luna, Idaho's superintendent of public instruction, to his education advisory board.

If you want to destroy public education, this is the nimrod you want on your side. Tom Luna holds a BS in "measurement science," whatever the hell that is, from an online university. His largest campaign contributors were online-learning companies so, of course, the first thing this asshole does is to institute "education reform" that requires every student in Idaho to take at least two online classes to graduate from high school. He has mandated that each student be issued a laptop--where in hell he plans to get the money hasn't been divulged, though. I could go on. The man looks like Chris Christie and he's nearly as stupid.

I have a better term for what Romney's old company does

Lots of people use the term "vulture capitalism" to describe Bain, which isn't right--Bain was not interested in picking up the carcasses of old companies because carcasses can't pay management fees.

What Bain does is Jackal Capitalism. A jackal is an "opportunistic omnivore"--it both preys and scavenges.

White-robed Idaho sheriff candidate only received 180 votes on Tuesday

I think y'all remember Shaun Winkler, the candidate for sheriff of Bonner County, Idaho, who also serves as the Imperial Grand Wizard of the Idaho klavern of the Ku Klux Klan.

Well...I had to call the newspaper in Bonner County just a little while ago, and asked about Wizard Winkler's performance in the primaries. "Sadly, 180 people were stupid enough to vote for him, which surprised us...we thought he'd get less than fifty."

I got panhandled by a teabagger today

It was laundry day. Since my place is too small to hold a laundry pair, I go to the laundromat.

When I was unloading my stuff from the car, this scroungy looking guy came up to me. After he started with the "excuse me, sir," I looked at him...he had a Don't Tread on Me flag patch sewn onto the breast pocket of his denim vest.

So I did the only respectable thing I could think of: I told him that if he chose to fail it was not my concern and went into the building.

He was a bass player powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline

RIP Duck Dunn.

I bet YOU never had a sheriff's candidate in YOUR area hold regular cross burnings!


Background: Shaun Winkler is running for sheriff in Bonner County, Idaho, a beautiful area north of the town I currently live in. He is also a white supremacist and a high-ranking mucky-muck in the local KKK klavern. Anyway, it turns out he holds Friday-night "cross lighting" ceremonies at his house just outside Priest River. At these meetings they have a nice little barbecue, then spend half an hour talking about who they hate, and finish after dark by igniting a cross.

If anyone wants to know why I refuse to go into Bonner County...well, as bad as Shaun Winkler is, they got guys who are worse.

I just saw a picture of the new anti-HIV drug

It's called Truvada, and it's being prescribed off-label to prevent HIV infection. All well and good.

But having read The Handmaid's Tale, I find it more than a bit creepy that this drug has "Gilead" written on the side of the tablets.

I'm still wondering something about Romney

Apparently, the only qualification necessary to be a Republican president is to be a guy you'd want to have a beer with.

So how did they end up with a teetotaler who, if he drank, you wouldn't have a beer with under any circumstance?
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