Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Romney's Campaign of Lies

Tricky Dick And Lying Mitt
Mitt Romney is a liar.  Romney has consistently lied during this campaign, in fact, Mitt has told so many lies that just chronicling all of them has become a prodigious journalistic task.  Steve Benen has been doing a weekly update of Mitt's weekly lies for the last 40 weeks.  You can see the 36 lies Mitt Romney told last week here at Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity vol. XL
While Romney's 13% tax rate is probably legal, most Americans paying double that rate in taxes might consider Mitt Romney a tax welfare queen, or a tax cheat. 
Mitt Romney rented the Mormon churches tax exempt status to lower his own taxes according to this new Bloomberg story by Jesse Drucker.
How Romney Used His Churches Charity Status to Lower His Tax Bill by Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon


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Romney's Plan In 32 Seconds

This is a great 32 second summation of Mitt Romney's plan for America.  It'll sound familiar, its doubling down on George Bush's Policies-Bushism.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jennifer Lopez: Join Latinos for Obama

More Romney Lies

Mitt Romney last week:
 “I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China,”
Chrysler has made clear that they have  "no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China."

Gaulberto Ranieri, a senior vice president for Chrysler

 “Despite clear and accurate reporting, the take has given birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore idle assembly lines and U.S. workforce.  It is a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats.  A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.”
 Let Detroit Go Bankrupt by Mitt Romney

If Mitt Romney becomes president, could we believe anything that he said?
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The Republican War Against Women

Image Credit: Clay Bennet, Times Free Press

Joan Walsh replying to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-Wa) claim that the Democrats were "fabricating" the  republican war on women to distract from "real issues":
 Democrats didn’t make the GOP presidential field back “personhood” laws that would criminalize some forms of birth control. They didn’t force the newly elected House GOP to make defunding Planned Parenthood their first legislative goal. And they didn’t propose the Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers to withhold health insurance coverage not only for contraception, but for any treatment they disapproved of…”
Proof of the Republican War on Women, including anti-abortion legislation, abstinence-only education, war on birth control/contraception, and of course the war on Girl Scouts.  Republicans are insistence upon legislating their personal religious beliefs on the rest of America.  Ignoring America's history of separation between church and state, republicans continue to practice the golden rule, they have the gold, so they make the rules. 

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Mitt Romney, Women?

Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

       Mitt Romney's Day One, actions if he wins the presidency

  • Cut 45 million women off from the preventive health care coverage without co-pays they currently have by repealing Obamacare.
  • Allow insurance companies to go back to charging women more than men for the same coverage.
  • Give bosses the power to deny women coverage for birth control.
  • Restore the global gag rule to ban funding for overseas organizations that so much as mention abortion as an option or advocate for legalized abortion in their home countries.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

George McGovern Stalwart Patriot

In 1972 at Seattle's University district in a big metal voting booth with a dark blue curtain I pulled a big metal lever for George McGovern.  It was my first vote in a presidential election, and I was simply astounded that senator McGovern lost. Senator McGovern was a firm voice against the senseless and useless Vietnam war.  Where are all the conservatives who were arguing the "domino theory"?  How many of them admitted their costly mistake that cost 50,000 American lives and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian lives.  Senator McGovern stood up in the senate and demanded an end to "this damnable war" and  declared "this chamber reeks of blood".  Senator McGovern was a brave patriot, he fought in WW2 and earned the distinguished Flying Cross, the desk bound right heaped scorn on this decorated hero.  A similar situation is playing out today.  Many, including Romney are insisting that Iraq was the "right" thing to do, Paul Ryan insists he would once again vote to send our troops to Iraq.  Mitt Romney, also supported the war in Iraq.  Romney spent years in France under a missionary deferment during the bloodiest years in Vietnam. Neither, Romney, Ryan nor any of their immediate family have served in the military, yet they are the shrillest voices calling for war with Iran.  We need more patriots like McGovern, not "tough guys" willing to send  Americans to a war they themselves would never fight in. 

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Daily Bread

Lena Denham Stumps For President Obama

This is a cute ad focused on first time women voters.  The right seems incensed by this ad, claiming that its proof we are heading for a "fallen world destined for hellfire".  But the hellish Bush years are over and only if Romney is elected will we live in a fallen world.  The right also claims its degrading and ridiculing virgins.  What a bunch of ridiculous whiners, Ronald Reagan said about voting Republican;
 “I know what it’s like to pull the Republican lever for the first time, because I used to be a Democrat myself, and I can tell you it only hurts for a minute and then it feels just great.”
If you want to discuss degrading talk about women, listen to old republican men; Todd Akin (R-Mo), Paul Ryan (R-Wi) Richard Mourdock (R) and Steve King (IA-R), but not unless you want to lose your lunch.  My 20 year old niece gives this video a funny thumbs up and that's good enough for me. 

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Happy Friday

Stephan's Quintent is a compact group of four interacting galaxies and one foreground galaxy.  The galaxy to the upper left (mostly bright blue color) is only about 70 million light years away, the other 4 galaxies are 300 million light years away.  300 million years ago, Earth had one super continent, Pangea

Stephan's Quintent Wikipedia page


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Daily Bread

Colin Powell Endorses President Obama

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell delivers an enthusiastic and well reasoned endorsement of President Obama.

Republican Values

Paul Ryan:
I’m very proud of my pro-life record, and I’ve always adopted the idea that—the position that—the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life.

The method of acquisition doesn't change the definition of wealth?
The method of voter suppression doesn't change the definition of winning?

Paul Ryan is an ideologue, placing nonsensical ideas ahead of people.  Like Richard Mourdock, who said, "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." Paul Ryan is another clueless male republican ready willing and able to wrest control of women's bodies from their rightful owners. 

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GOP Rape Chart

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Romney and The Republican War On Women

Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
"Richard Mourdock's remarks about rape are reprehensible and especially outrageous coming from a major party candidate for the U.S. Senate. This isn’t just about what politicians like Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, Steve King and Joe Walsh say — it's about the policies they would enact in partnership with a Romney/Ryan Administration. These are the very politicians that Mitt Romney has promised to put in charge of a woman’s personal health care decisions. "Mitt Romney and Richard Mourdock share an allegiance to the Republican Party platform, which would ban safe and legal abortion without any exceptions, give full constitutional rights to fertilized eggs, and repeal the birth control benefit. "Richard Mourdock is the only Senate candidate in the country with a TV ad starring Mitt Romney. It's not enough for the Romney campaign to issue a tepid statement 'disagreeing' with Richard Mourdock's appalling remarks. Mitt Romney must immediately rescind his endorsement of Murdock and demand that Murdock take down the campaign ads featuring him."
By fully supporting Richard Mourdock, Mitt Romney throws his full support behind the republican war on women.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) released this statement in support of Mr. Mourdock.
“ ...but sharing the view of millions of Americans that life begins at conception is Richard’s deeply held personal belief that shouldn’t be misconstrued by partisans to imply something it does not,”
What Mitch, Romney/Ryan and the rest of the radical republicans don't understand is that its wrong to impose your personal beliefs on other Americans.  Until the republicans stop writing laws imposing their personal beliefs on the rest of America the republican war on women will continue unabated.  
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