The Democratic National Committee released a single-serving joke site—RomneyTaxPlan.com—that displays an enticing button promising to allow you to “GET THE DETAILS” on the plan but that scurries away from your pointer when you try to click on it.
Your car is Japanese. Your Vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your Beers are German. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers -Arabic, your letters -Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Reblog if you’re against racism.
My first advice is to listen to reason when they formulate their positions. Reason never harmed a presidential candidate… My other advice is to check their watches from time to time: it is 2012, not the mid-1970s.
Medvedev also noted that Romney’s comments were “very reminiscent of Hollywood.” Ouch.
A so-called “blackout” is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals. It is our hope that the White House and the Congress will call on those who intend to
stage this “blackout” to stop the hyperbole and PR stunts and engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy.
For my protest against SOPA (such as it is), I am not going to download one single song, video, movie or ebook today. What if millions of Americans did the same thing?
The category today is “political terms” or “things political”. As always, super mega bonus points for all correct answers.
- Stout Tin Coin
- I Soil Cots
- Craven Soviet
- Air Bell
- I Predict Seven
- Nerd Spite
5. Vice President
Super mega bonus points for you, young man… (My favorite is #3)
A conspiracy theory? Say it ain’t so….
I know that there are those who think the tax cut deal worked out between President Obama and the GOP is a good thing. There are those who think it is a terrible thing. There are also those who feel it is the best thing available at the moment, and we can deal with the nasty bits later.
On the one hand, it doesn’t really matter, does it? The country is lurching toward hell in a handcart, as they say, and perhaps another $900 billion added to a debt that my great-great-grandchildren will not be able to retire is neither here nor there.
That’s not the most interesting part of all this. What I think is most interesting is that this whole tax cut deal is the most recent instance of what some would call President Obama’s greatest failing: capitulating to the GOP at nearly every turn. Members of his own party are furious with him, while Republicans can be seen dancing tiny jigs in the halls of the Capitol.
Even more illustrative, perhaps, and I don’t think it is heretical to suggest this, is that it is becoming ever more clear that President Obama is unconvincing and ineffective as a speaker on just about any issue you care to name. I know, he went to a posh Ivy League university and got a law degree, and presumably argued on his feet from time to time thereafter, as well as during his relatively brief spell in politics before becoming president. How can it be, then, that every time I hear him make a speech it rather sounds like President Obama is launching into a discussion of the United States $3 Columbus stamp of 1893, a coil issue perforation twelve, describing the third voyage from the rare Columbian Expo issue? The constant mantra of compromise and bi-partisanship has blunted him, leaving us with all the misguided enthusiasm of a deranged philatelist. That’s no way to get things done.
I don’t know if President Obama writes any of his own material. If he does, he shouldn’t, and if he doesn’t, he should get a new speech writer.
Origins of War
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.