Secretary of breakfast cereals!
(snagged from imgur)
Here's the second "Don't Vote for Mitt Romney" video by Chris McGuire/Schlepp Films, titled "Mormon":
(created by Schlepp Films)
A series of anti-Romney videos are splashing the internet recently, and not only are they hysterical, but they're quite true, too.
Borrowing from DIREC TV's popular "what happens when you make bad decisions" commercials, these "Don't Vote for Mitt Romney" videos are created by actor and producer Chris McGuire.
There are three videos out at the moment, with promises of more to come.
Here's the first one, titled "Tranny":
(created by Schlepp Films)
Romney Recap for Sept 17-23
Romney earned $2,076 in the time it took me to post this blog entry
Math for Bachmanns (See Romney's tax return)
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While he is still taking flak for a secret video that got released last week (see below), there were many other notable quotes and deeds from Mitt Romney in that same period that shouldn’t be overlooked.
And that “47 percent” line wasn’t the worst of them, either.
Romney appeared on Univision, a Hispanic U.S. television network, but only after his campaign team was allowed to fill the empty seats of the studio with Romney supporters. And his faux pas (or “paso en falso”) wasn’t the tanned, Spanish skin tone that some media thought to be his cosmetic attempt to look Latino.
Romney reportedly refused to enter the stage when called by the hosts (“threw a tantrum,” according to one witness) because he didn’t like this traditional intro of the network. He forced the crew to start shooting all over again with his own favored introduction of last-minute planning.
Speaking about his goal to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Romney suggested that folks without insurance could simply go to a hospital emergency room when they needed medical care.
Not only is this practice partly responsible for the very high cost of medical care in the U.S., and even for the high cost of medical insurance for others, but it’s also the exact opposite of what Romney told voters in his last presidential campaign.
In a 2008 debate of Republican candidates, Romney said “they shouldn’t be allowed to just show up at the hospital and say, somebody else should pay for me.”
After long wait and uncountable requests, on Sept. 21 Romney finally released his most recent tax return. He could have taken an additional $1.75 million in deductions for charitable donations, too, he points out, but chose not to, thus increasing his tax burden.
But just weeks ago in July, Romney said he would never, ever pass up on a possible tax deduction; in fact, to do so would mean he shouldn’t get elected, he said. “(F)rankly if I had paid more than are legally due, I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president.”
This release of his last tax return didn’t answer many questions, either, and instead just created new ones.
Lastly, Romney thinks the aircraft industry has long overlooked one needed improvement – retractable windows!
Explaining how an onboard electrical mishap delayed his wife’s flight last Friday, Romney said “you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”
Of course, airplane windows don’t open for three main reasons: 1) there is a depreciation of oxygen at flight altitudes, meaning passengers would pass out and quickly die, 2) the temperature is far below zero at such elevations, and 3) passengers would be sucked out of their pressurized cabins. (Add in all the litter from folks tossing out their empty peanut packs, and it’s even clearer.)
And this, folks, is just a one-week recap of the man who wants to be your president.
Two Citadel undergraduates recently made complaints of sexual abuse against a former classmate.
Identified as Steve Munoz by Buzzfeed, the accused 2011 graduate has also been a paid staff member of Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign, and was also paid twice this year by the Romney campaign.
The incidents were filed with the Citadel’s Dept. of Public Safety, which then turned the complaint over to state law enforcement on Friday.
In South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary of January, Munoz was listed to be Santorum’s “deep connection to the Citadel(.)” The Santorum site still lists Munoz as a campaign assistant during the Iowa presidential primary election, and Munoz also maintained a fundraising website, titled “Steve4Rick,” for the Santorum campaign.
Munoz was also credited with earning Santorum the endorsement of South Carolina’s former U.S. Congressman Gresham Barrett.
Romney’s campaign acknowledges that he “did a few ad hoc projects for us on a per diem basis,” but told Buzzfeed that Munoz was “never an employee of the campaign.”
Santorum’s campaign staff declined comment.
(Click on image to read entire article on The Daily Beast)
The first complainant alleges that incidents occurred in early 2010, when the then-cadet Munoz made multiple attempts to touch him in the groin. According to the report obtained by local CBS affiliate WCSC, Munoz told the complainant “it was more okay for guys to be with guys sexually before marriage than to be with girls and that God would be less angry at the two guys messing around than a guy and a girl.”
The second complaint describes three incidents over four consecutive days in February 2011 while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC. The intensity of the assaults progressively increased, the complainant says, with the last one resulting with Munoz being thrown to the floor after physically approaching the complaint while he slept.
The Citadel provided statements to students and to faculty and staff on Friday, reminding all of its compliance with relevant laws, as well as recommended methods that students can use to protect themselves from such circumstances.
In the last reported year of 2010, the average annual wage in the US was $41,673.83.
It took Mitt Romney only four hours to earn that amount, however.
These figures and other MoneyMitTrivia are available on the new RomneyMakes.com site.
One quite notable point made on the site is that, if Romney were elected this year, his tax proposals would get him and other millionaires a tax cut of over $87,000 each.
Not only is that more than twice the average American income, but Romney's plan would increase income taxes by $500 for those making that average income.
The site also has some downloadable banners for anyone to use, two of which I feature below.
Math for Bachmanns
At the recent Republican National Convention, congresswoman (and former presidential candidate) Michele Bachmann defended her former opponent against claims he was out-of-touch with the average American.
A USA Today reporter asked her, "(T)here are those who say, 'How can someone with that kind of vast wealth really connect with the American public, really understand what the plight of the American public is?'"
Bachmann's response? "Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy. He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that's really the issue."
Go on - see it for yourself in the video below:
So, Bachmann says, Mitt Romney is the preferred candidate because Obama has too much money?
Of course, we could just compare their tax returns side-by-side, now couldn't we? (You can use the "view in full screen" options, located in the bottom-right corner of each of the Scribd columns below.)
This just in for Michele Bachmann: $20,808,805 is greater than $844,585. TWENTY FIVE TIMES greater, in fact.
And it's FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE times more than the average American income of $41,673.83, too.
Now, call me strange, but I can't help but notice that Romney got none of the $20.8 million from actual work. That's right - his multi-millions didn't come from any job. They came from interest on his other money. From stock dividends. And from rental properties, too.
So who is it exactly, Bachmann, that's out of touch with the average American household? Mitt Romney, that's who.
As for Bachmann herself? She's out of touch with reality.
Let's not forget that Romney has yet to release all of his 2010 returns, either. Some takes on that are because he may have filed an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program document - a one-time opportunity for those who committed illegal tax evasion to come clean and pay up. If that's the case - admitting a felony - Romney wouldn't be able to appear on the ballots of some states.
Reich's regard for Romney-Ryan's Wreckonomics
McCain team's 200-page report on Romney
Occupy Charleston occupies local Bachmann event
Starve the unemployed, Bachmann says
Bachmann brings bad weather - and bad bus drivers - to South Carolina
North Carolina is so vital of a swing state in this year’s presidential election that even South Carolina wants to lend it a hand.
And quite a few hands and even advertisements did it lend in the past week in particular.
Last week, 18 Dorchester County residents dedicated over 150 hours calling North Carolina voters, providing residents of the neighboring state with information of personal relevance on the upcoming election.
Participants who spent four evenings at the county Democratic Party headquarters included former mayor Hazel Parson-Starkes, whose Ridgeville Town Hall is named in her honor.
Many from the greater Charleston region are volunteering at the Obama campaign’s West Ashley office, too, says Laura Storey, regional field director with Organizing for America. Their contributions include phonebanking and data entry, which she says are vital needs.
“Decisions get made based on data,” Storey says, referring to both the information callers provide to North Carolina residents, as well as the feedback they get from those voters.
Taking it a step further, the South Carolina Democratic Party produced and paid for a television ad that ran Aug. 15 to 21 on Charlotte television stations.
Titled “Down Here,” the ad criticizes Mitt Romney for his hypocritical stance on gun control. (See video below.)
SCDP chair Dick Harpootlian was eager to run the advertisement, too. “This guy is getting a free pass on the fact that he was pro-gun control,” he recently told The State . “And now he’s … pro-gun.”
Harpootlian notes that Romney has also flip-flopped on other vital issues, too, including abortion and mandated health insurance.
North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes are still a toss-up; an average of recent polls shows Obama to have only a one-point lead (48 to 47) in what’s regarded a “must win” state.
South Carolina, on the other hand, is considered a leaning-Romney state.
What's wrong with the economic plans of the Republican's presidential ticket? Just about everything, says Robert Reich.
See the video below for details:
(video created by MoveOn)
A professor of public policy at UC-Berkeley, Reich is former Secretary of Labor. (He's pretty handy with those markers, too, ain't he?)