joost5:

stfuhypocrisy:

“Any politician who will not show multiple year taxes may be hiding something”
-George Romney

Son, you’ve got some explainin’ to do.

joost5:

stfuhypocrisy:

“Any politician who will not show multiple year taxes may be hiding something”

-George Romney

Son, you’ve got some explainin’ to do.

(Source: stfueverything, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

"He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person who is trying to hide things, or do things?"

Ann Romney, in an interview on ABC News, defending her husband for not releasing their tax returns but not noting the irony that only their tax returns can prove what they give to charity. (via liberalsarecool)

Wow, 10 percent, really? That’s super generous. Oh… That’s the number that Mormons are required to tithe to remain in good standing with the church? Oh well, carry on. 

Also note that 10% of Romney’s income is more than you will make in your entire life.

(via paxamericana)

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

D.C. Officer Threatens to Shoot First Lady

hamburgerjack:

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia police officer has been taken off a motorcycle escort for White House officials after he allegedly said he’d shoot first lady Michelle Obama and “then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use,” according to The Washington Post.

Oddly enough in my searches for this, the only source I immediately recognized reporting this was Huffington Post.

Even though I heard it in a quick little headline type read off on CNN, they apparently aren’t on this story, nor any of the other media outlets.

That’s problematic.

And they’re all these short little articles too.

Here’s another source I could find, but with similar information.

(via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity-deacti)

This Is The Right One: We Are Getting Dumber Politicians

liberalsarecool:

A new Sunlight Foundation analysis finds the U.S. Congress speaks at nearly a full grade level lower than it did seven years ago.

“Today’s Congress speaks at about a 10.6 grade level, down from a high of 11.5 in 2005. By comparison, the U.S. Constitution is written at…

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WHY WASN’T I TOLD ABOUT THIS

historical-nonfiction:

Twenty-two out of the forty-four presidents of the United States have been of Irish descent. The first was Andrew Jackson, the latest Barak Obama.

(Source: myfivebest.com)

FOX NEWS POLL: Obama +7 (and more)

paxamericana:

4.(IF ROMNEY) What would you say is the main reason you are supporting Mitt Romney?(OPEN-ENDED – DO NOT READ)

(Not Obama)                            43%
(He’s a Republican/conservative)       14%
(Positions on the issues)              10%
(Jobs/economy)                          8%
(Business background)                   5%
(Same-sex marriage)                     5%
(Honesty/Character/Values)              4%
(Want smaller government/reduce debt)   4%
(Other – record verbatim)               5%
(Don’t know/Refused)                    2%
Romney 2012: NOT OBAMA

No racism at all. r

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

The Mitt Romney Bullying Story

The sad, troubling tale of when a teenage Mitt Romney attacked one of his classmates. The Washington Post found numerous eyewitnesses to verify this incident from 1965. Romney has since apologized.

Mitt Romney, left, with George and Lenore Romney in 1962.

(AP / Handout)

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.

Cranbrook School.

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.

Cranbrook School.

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.

Cranbrook School.

The incident transpired in a flash, and Friedemann said Romney then led his cheering schoolmates back to his bay-windowed room in Stevens Hall.


Friedemann, guilt ridden, made a point of not talking about it with his friend and waited to see what form of discipline would befall Romney at the famously strict institution. Nothing happened.

Cranbrook School.

After the incident, Lauber seemed to disappear. He returned days later with his shortened hair back to its natural brown. He finished the year, but ultimately left the school before graduation — thrown out for smoking a cigarette.

Cranbrook School.

“It happened very quickly, and to this day it troubles me,” said (Thomas) Buford, the school’s wrestling champion, who said he joined Romney in restraining Lauber. Buford subsequently apologized to Lauber, who was “terrified,” he said. “What a senseless, stupid, idiotic thing to do.”

Cranbrook School.

Sometime in the mid-1990s, (Romney’s classmate at Cranbrook) David Seed noticed a familiar face at the end of a bar at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.


“Hey, you’re John Lauber,” Seed recalled saying at the start of a brief conversation. Seed, also among those who witnessed the Romney-led incident, had gone on to a career as a teacher and principal. Now he had something to get off his chest.


“I’m sorry that I didn’t do more to help in the situation,” he said.


Lauber paused, then responded, “It was horrible.” He went on to explain how frightened he was during the incident, and acknowledged to Seed, “It’s something I have thought about a lot since then.”

Lauber died in 2004 (of liver cancer), according to his three sisters.

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underthemountainbunker:

MITT ROMNEY: “I’ll take a lot of credit” for auto industry recovery — Romney said his views helped save the industry. “I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy,” Romney said. “And finally, when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. So I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.” […] Romney’s stance on the bailouts and his infamous 2008 New York Times op-ed “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” have come up throughout the campaign, especially ahead of February’s primary in Michigan. In that editorial, Romney argued that a government bailout for ailing auto giants Chrysler and General Motors would do more harm than good. […] Romney also spoke out on his opposition to the government loaning money to the industry in 2009, placing some of the blame on Bush. —HuffPo [image: drunkonstevphen]
John Kerry laughed: “I just – he cannot be serious.”
Former auto czar Steve Rattner reacts to Mitt Romney taking credit for the auto bailout: “I’ve read, I think, everything Romney’s had to say on this subject, and the level of flip flopping and dissembling is truly mindboggling. He’s been on every side of the auto rescue at different times and said different things, so it’s hard to know what he honestly thinks.”
Another point – Before we even got to the managed bankruptcy in 2009 that Romney says he called for all along, there were a series of emergency loans in late 2008 to the carmakers from the federal government that Romney opposed. […] If Romney’s position had prevailed, there would have been no emergency loans and no auto industry left to put through a managed bankruptcy.

Image: “This is outside Romney’s Lansing event,” Reuters correspondent Sam Youngman tweets. – reuters

underthemountainbunker:

MITT ROMNEY: “I’ll take a lot of credit” for auto industry recovery — Romney said his views helped save the industry. “I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy,” Romney said. “And finally, when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. So I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.” […] Romney’s stance on the bailouts and his infamous 2008 New York Times op-ed “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” have come up throughout the campaign, especially ahead of February’s primary in Michigan. In that editorial, Romney argued that a government bailout for ailing auto giants Chrysler and General Motors would do more harm than good. […] Romney also spoke out on his opposition to the government loaning money to the industry in 2009, placing some of the blame on Bush. —HuffPo [image: drunkonstevphen]

  • John Kerry laughed: “I just – he cannot be serious.”
  • Former auto czar Steve Rattner reacts to Mitt Romney taking credit for the auto bailout: “I’ve read, I think, everything Romney’s had to say on this subject, and the level of flip flopping and dissembling is truly mindboggling. He’s been on every side of the auto rescue at different times and said different things, so it’s hard to know what he honestly thinks.”
  • Another point – Before we even got to the managed bankruptcy in 2009 that Romney says he called for all along, there were a series of emergency loans in late 2008 to the carmakers from the federal government that Romney opposed. […] If Romney’s position had prevailed, there would have been no emergency loans and no auto industry left to put through a managed bankruptcy.
  • Image: “This is outside Romney’s Lansing event,” Reuters correspondent Sam Youngman tweets. – reuters

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

thenewrepublic:

Did Biden’s statement on Meet The Press prompt the president to come out in favor of gay marriage?
“President Obama has earned himself plenty of goodwill today for finally announcing his support for marriage equality. But Vice President Biden deserves a lot of credit for steering the administration in the right direction, however inadvertently.”
Nathan Pippenger, “In defense of Biden’s big mouth”

thenewrepublic:

Did Biden’s statement on Meet The Press prompt the president to come out in favor of gay marriage?

President Obama has earned himself plenty of goodwill today for finally announcing his support for marriage equality. But Vice President Biden deserves a lot of credit for steering the administration in the right direction, however inadvertently.”

Nathan Pippenger, “In defense of Biden’s big mouth”

mydaywithd:

Goodnight Moon Colony, by Comedy Central’s INDECISION

(via tr0tskitty)

stfuconservatives:

Wow that is going to haunt my nightmares…
-Joe

stfuconservatives:

Wow that is going to haunt my nightmares…

-Joe

(Source: nodqreview, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

weweretwokids:

President Obama | 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

 #when will the leader of your country

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