Only if You Put On the Uniform You Conned Your Way Out of Having to Put on Fifty Years Ago, Mitt

Again, the rich snots who avoid ever having to wear the uniform and put themselves in harm’s way are getting all hot and bothered over the prospect of sending more poor kids off to die:

Mitt Romney Says U.S. Shouldn’t Rule Out Sending Troops Into Iraq Or Syria

Rick Scott’s Seamus

Looks like Gov. Fire Marshal Bill had no other use for his dog Reagan than as a prop.

Shortly after winning the GOP nomination in 2010, Rick Scott announced to the world through Facebook that his family had rescued a Labrador retriever.

And, with help from his Facebook friends, Scott gave it a name: Reagan.

Asked last week what had happened to the dog, Scott’s current and former communications directors refused to answer.

On Monday, the Times asked the governor to clear up the mystery.

“He was a rescue dog,” Scott said, “and he couldn’t be around anybody that was carrying anything, and so he wouldn’t get better.”

I guess prop is better than poop – but a lying scumbag is a lying scumbag, meaning that, even though that proffered excuse one that some people have had to give after a shelter pet proved to be more than they could handle (it does happen), if you believe Rick Scott then you probably also believed Mitt the Flip when he said that Seamus enjoyed being in his car-rooftop dog cage.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You the 2036 Republican Presidential Nominee

From NPR:

A Texas judge has rejected a request from prosecutors that she send a teenager to jail for driving drunk and causing a crash last year that killed four people and seriously wounded two others.

The case grabbed attention across the nation in December when the boy’s attorneys argued that the 16-year-old defendant suffered from “affluenza” — effectively, that he was coddled too much by his wealthy parents, who have never held him accountable for his actions.

District Judge Jean Boyd ruled then that the teen would get 10 years of probation for causing the deaths. It was conditioned on his getting long-term psychological and addiction treatment. If the terms of the probation are violated, the teen could be put in prison.

The boy’s parents agreed to send him to an undisclosed rehabilitation center in California that would reportedly cost them $450,000 a year — though there was no word on exactly how long he would likely be there.

No confirmation yet as to whether his $450K/year ‘treatment’ is actually an internship at Bain Capital.

Remember: Decrying the Term ‘Class War’ is a War Crime

From comments to a piece up at Jezebel:

I’ll never forget the day I sat next to a rich girl in my freshman year of college as she complained how people who shopped at Old Navy were “so trashy” while I wore a v-neck Old Navy t-shirt. Here I had been, thinking I was fairly trendy, as Old Navy had just come to my town a few years ago, and was very popular there. The shock, and the hurt were enormous.

And I grew up lower middle class, far from poor.

I’ll never forget the time in college when I mentioned eating at IHOP, and a dorm-mate started laughing at me. She thought it was a hilarious joke, because “only poor people in movies eat at IHOP.” She’d never even seen one, coming from a fancy town where there were no chain restaurants.

And Mitt the Flip and Marie AnnToinette still don’t understand why, even if there was no such thing as Obamacare, enough real people who have had it with the clueless monied elite would have still voted as they did so as to keep Marie AnnToinette’s top priority as being Rafalca, and not replacing all of the things in the White House that ‘those people’ used.

Pic of the Day: Dec. 31, 2012 (Special ‘Goodbye to 2012 and all of its Republican Nutjob Spores’ Edition)

Okay, the photo was taken in 2011 just beyond the right field fence during a Quad Cities River Bandits game at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, but it really, really, really applies more to 2012, Mitt, Ann, Tagg, et. al.

Bain’s New Acquisition?

A Draft-Dodging, Homphobic, Millionaire Bully Who Has Never Worked a Day in His Life But Who Immorally Earned Millions by Destroying Jobs of Productive Americans Learns What Its Like to Be Fired on a Moment’s Notice

CBS details The Fall of the Haus of Romney:

“We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory,” said one senior adviser. “I don’t think there was one person who saw this coming.”

They just couldn’t believe they had been so wrong. And maybe they weren’t: There was Karl Rove on Fox saying Ohio wasn’t settled, so campaign aides decided to wait. They didn’t want to have to withdraw their concession, like Al Gore did in 2000, and they thought maybe the suburbs of Columbus and Cincinnati, which hadn’t been reported, could make a difference.

Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan’s wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

“There’s nothing worse than when you think you’re going to win, and you don’t,” said another adviser. “It was like a sucker punch.”


The wives of the job-destroyers didn’t get what they had convinced themselves they were entitled to.

They’re not even worth a sarcastic ‘Boooo Hoooo!’

“He was shellshocked,” one adviser said of Romney.

That, however, is worth a serious ‘Fuck you!’

How many of the people whose lives have been destroyed by Bain Capital were “shellshocked” upon being told that a cadre of rich bastards had bought the company they worked for for 5% down, loaded the thing up with debt, paid themselves hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses and ‘management’ fees, and then – to pay for all of those bonuses and ‘management’ fees – decided to lay off all of the company’s workers and kill the company?

Mitt won’t be even with the house until he has a Tuesday night for every life he’s destroyed in order to pay for dancing horses, car elevators and a wife who is addicted to the obscene entitlement of unearned wealth.

If he lives for another hundred years he’ll never be even with the house – because its not just the lives of the workers whose jobs he rolled up and used for toilet paper; its the lives of those workers’ spouses, those workers’ children and everyone whose businesses were negatively affected by the actions of the Bain Bastards.

Mitt Romney is an overly-entitled, rich, lying bully who, finally for the first time in his life (well, second if you count the 1994 Senate race), was not able to con and bully his way to getting whatever he and his plastic wife and obnoxious kids want whenever they want it.

The faster that you all leave the collective American psyche the better.

The National Disease That We Managed to Vaccinate Ourselves Against


I tacked on one of the chunks of text myself, but the rest is from the Romney Transition website that – luckily – never went live.  (Does that mean it was….


A Political Reality That a Christianist-Controlled Republican Party Will Not Acknowledge

Rmoney in concession last nite:

At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work.

In spite off everything else, even I might actually have developed a bit of respect for him if he’d then said: ‘I’m looking at YOU, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.’

In all seriousness, they’re as much to blame for his loss as his own lies and flips are.  If those two – and I won’t even mention Eric Cantor, Darrell Issa and Paul Ryan – had actually compromised on anything and the economy had ended up where it is right now, Rmoney would have gotten to give a victory speech last nite.

How’s that $100 million of dark money thingee workin’ fer ya, Mr. Adelson?

Have fun invading Iran by yourself (or maybe you can get the Koch boys to be a right flank for you…no?) using swizzle sticks, dice and poker chips.

LBJ on the Anti-Mental Petri Dish that Breeds New Fox ‘News’ Viewers….

…and why the very people whose jobs Mitt Romney makes millions by destroying will dutifully march into the voting booth on Tuesday and vote for their own economic executioner.

I’ll confess that I have no idea if the attribution of this quote is accurate.

Given  that the substance of it is unquestionably accurate, however, does it matter?