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I Think I Just Figured it All Out

Mitt the Flip really isn’t running for president.  He’s just wanting to make sure he’s the Republican nominee so he can bet against his campaign (you know, the same way that Bain Capital essentially bet against all of those companies that Bain destroyed.)

Proof?

Mitt Romney has already gotten in a spot of trouble in London for suggesting that Britain may not be quite ready to host the Olympic Games. Romney has walked back his comments, but it’s not the first time the candidate has said some not-so-flattering things about the Sceptered Isle. In his book, No Apology, he writes:

England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn’t been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler’s ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth’s land and a quarter of the earth’s population.

So….

Not only is he going to England at the start of their Olympics and verbally trashing the nation but his authorial record indicates that he’s clearly pining for the whitewashed days when England was able to enslave large swaths of the earth populated by not-so-white people who, as Captain Edmund Blackadder reminded his soldiers at the impending Battle of the Somme (a conflict in which both sides were allowed to have modern weaponry), were never under any circumstances allowed to have guns and who eventually had the temerity to not want to be ruled by a bunch of rich, white inbred assholes – a desire that, clearly, RMoney thinks was wrong.

‎With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy.

As opposed to what? Utah?

Lets start a comparative list, shall we?

Sports?

Mmmkay…

BYU, which has been able to win one national championship in the collegiate version of a sport that pretty much no one outside of North America gives a damn about (Amerian football) and only won that one championship because it played a schedule weaker than anything Boise State has ever played and then was able to cap things off  with a win in the Nothing Bowl vs. the England-originated sport that every other country in the world calls football because, well, every other country in the world other than the United States gives a shit about it.

Music?

Music from Utah that anyone anywhere has ever wanted even for an instant – even if conned into wanting it by marketing-oids – vs. Music from England that almost everyone everywhere has wanted in one form or another at some point and likely, with few exceptions, will continue to want for years to come.

Mmmkay…

In one corner we have the Osmonds and Orrin Hatch.

In the other we have the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Pink Floyd [insert your own personal fast-forwarding through several decades of British music so I don’t crash WordPress by actually listing it all] Oasis, Blur, The Spice Girls and even – yes – Amy Winehouse.

Mitt, go smoke some mushrooms from your wife’s dancing horse’s poop and leave reality to the rest of us – before I compare Utah’s television legacy to Monty Python, Doctor Who and Absolutely Fabulous.

Yeh…

That Absolutely Fabulous.

Countdown to Rupert Murdoch NOT Firing This Misogynistic Hemorrhoid in 3…2…1….

Wow…

Just, wow…

Something tells me that Taranto already has a job lined up for the RMoney Administration…

in the EEOC…

ensuring Title IX compliance.

The Latest Meme of the Mindless that Mitt Romney Profits Politically From

Seen recently on Facebook – put there by a non-1%-er kool-aid-drinker:

Really?

Doesn’t that kinda depend on who the “someone else” is and how that “someone else” got rich and stays rich?  Like, oh, I dunnow – for example…

Or…

Or…

Or…

Sorry, kool-aid drinkers…

But the fact that some of them gained and kept wealth via manipulation of law from within the government – be it of countries or churches – and that some of them used existing ill-gotten-wealth to pay instrumentalities of government – legislators, judges, clerical people, etc. – to rig the system to not simply maintain their own wealth but indeed to construct institutionally-replicative roadblocks to anyone who is not already wealthy from becoming so is irrelevant.

The mere fact that a given life form happens to be wealthy does not in and of itself cause a given non-wealthy person to be not wealthy.

However, the means by which a given life form became wealthy and perpetuates that wealth can indeed play a direct – and immoral – role in other people not being rich..

and, for that matter, not being able to eat:

6 Ways Big Banks Screwed Grandma in the Price-Fixing Scandal That’s Rocking the World

Grandma’s finances will almost certainly never recover from the LIBOR scandal. And, needless to say, she never asked for it.

Every business day at 11am, London time, something critical to the world economy happens. Leading “reference banks” are asked what they believe borrowing rates to be. Based on what they say, LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is set for that day. Those rates then flow through to the broader economy.

Barclays has admitted that from 2005 to 2007, individual traders nudged LIBOR both higher and lower to suit the investments they were holding in their trading books. They did this in order to maximize their profits. Traders get bonuses based on their profits and losses, and some couldn’t resist the temptation to massage their results to show the biggest gains possible.

Thereby fucking everyone on down the food chain…

by ensuring that certain people got rich via ways that, in turn, ensured that other people never got rich – and that still others remained poor.

The next time that you anencephaltic Rand-oids want to give Mitt Romney a blow job, make sure that its actually his cock that he’s presenting to you – and not a coral snake.

New York Slimes

Worth noting from Janet Mock:

Trans in the Media: The New York Times’ Warped Portrait of Trans Women

On another note…

Dear New York LGBs: Happy anniversary of having not only the right to get married but also the right to discriminate against transpeople!

Boycott the Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company

Why?

Because its head, Jack Gilchrist, is the non-Obama star of the Romney ad which FOX-ifies Pres. Obama’s 100%-accurate statement regarding how no one and no business achieves anything without some help, be it tangible or intangible, at some point from someone in some fashion.

Oh…

and because, by appearing in the ad, Gilchrist is just as big of a liar, con artist and economic hypocrite as each member of the Romney family is.

Jack Gilchrist, a businessman who stars in an ad (video below) for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, claims in the ad: “My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company?”

However, what Gilchrist failed to mention is that he built his business, Gilchrist Metal, through government-sponsored loans, putting a dent in the attack on President Obama.

The New Hampshire Union Leader recently reported Gilchrist took over $1 million in government loans since the 1980s, including $800,000 in tax-exempt bonds issued by the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority to build a new manufacturing plant and buy equipment.

Gilchrist also admitted that he took a U.S. Small Business Administration loan of “somewhere south of” $500,000 in the 1980s, and said that to this day about 10 percent of his business comes from defense-related projects.

None of these loans are mentioned by Gilchrist, in the ad.

What a worthless piece of shit.

You Tell Me

Seen recently on Facebook:

Okay, then…

Does this make a fraudulent voter?

If the government gets to restrict who gets to vote based on possession of a government-issued photo ID – a concept that, when last I checked, could not possibly have been known to the founders – to compare with who all are registered to exercise the right to vote then the government should at least get to register gun owners and gun ownership to compare against those who commit/attempt to commit illegal acts with guns.

Fair?

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

After all, is merely registering infringing any more than possessing a jump drive is hacking or possessing a gun is committing a crime?

I didn’t think so.