This is just another post of random observations I've made going back the last two months or so.
Christine "I'm Not A Witch" O'donnell has endorsed Willard Romney for President, explaining, "...he's been consistent since he changed his mind..."
I didn't think the circus could get any more fun.
Newt Gingrich (actually pronounced Ging*rick – but from years of Georgia southerners pronouncing it wrong, he just started pronouncing it that way as well) had once thought really bringing back dinosaurs like in Jurassic Park would be a good idea, claiming it would be "one of the most spectacular accomplishments in human history."
And that was before his 'energy efficient outer space mirrors reflecting sunlight instead of having street lights at night' idea - like in James Bond: Die Another Day.
AND he believes in establishing a permanent lunar colony to mine the Moon's resources - like in James Bond: Moonraker. (what resources?)
AND has a theory that our enemies will use an electromagnetic pulse to destroy America - like in James Bond: Golden Eye.
And Republicans think Newt is the "big idea guy." He's just copying Reagan's Alzheimer-influenced style of getting all his moronic ideas from movies.
11/8/11 Election news grab bag:
Georgia's religious standard-enforcing blue laws banning Sunday alcohol sales begin their inevitable crumbling.
Maine prevents Republican voter-suppression.
Ohio recalls Republican union-stripping law.
Mississippi prevents Republican pro-life super-duper-ultra-über extremism that goes as far as banning abortion, making almost all forms of birth control illegal and allowing a woman to be prosecuted for murder for having a miscarriage. Seriously.
North Carolina Democrats regained control of the school board and will reverse the racist Republicans' re-segregation of schools.
Michigan State Representative Paul Scott (R) was voted out for reasons like voting to cut K-12 education funding, adding a tax to pensions and going after teachers.
Arizona Senate President and Nazi and author of racist "Papers, Please" law, Russell Pearce (R) was voted to go fuck himself.
Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear (D) won a second term in office.
Kentucky Attorney General, Jack Conway (D) beat Republican challenger Todd P'Pool despite his glowing endorsements from Sarah "Redcoats Ain't Takin' Mah Guns" Palin, Mike "Rewriting History The Christian Way It Should Have Happened" Huckabee and Rudy "Nine Eleven" Giuliani.
Washington state voted that alcohol can be sold in grocery stores.
Iowa Democrats kept control of the Senate and will prevent Republicans from repealing same-sex marriage.
Before dropping out of the Presidential race on Dec 3, I pondered:
When speaking at a press conference, does Herman Cain know that Herman Cain is Herman Cain and Herman Cain doesn't have to talk about Herman Cain as if Herman Cain is not right there talking about Herman Cain?
Or is Herman Cain talking about a different Herman Cain?
Michele Bachmann said in the 1,263rd Debate Island episode on Dec. 16 that PolitiFact said everything she said was true. Um, it must be 'Opposite Day' in that vacuous skull chamber since they judge practically EVERYTHING she says as false. Maybe 'Opposite Life.' You can go online and actually check it. Why do politicians not grasp this concept that everything is recorded and researchable?
And Willard Romney said in the 1,263rd Debate Island episode on Dec. 16 that Obama shrunk the size of our military. That would be true if he didn't INCREASE the size of our military. 'Opposite Day' in that head, too? No. Every day is 'Pander Day' in that head. And again – recorded and researchable.
Can Republicans EVER say the truth? About ANYTHING?
I wish Republican Clown season never ended.
Pandering to everyone every time you speak can get difficult. Remember when you used to have to wait a few years or at the very least for the next campaign stop to hear Willard Romney contradict his previous stance on an issue, depending on the audience? Well, apparently Willard is getting tired of tailoring his speeches to each crowd and is instead only writing one speech (or only one speech is written for him). Check out this contradiction in one step.
Kevin Bacon, you got nothin' on Willard:
Romney, on the Iraq war ending, "Leon Panetta, the secretary of defense, communicated that we were going to have a presence in Iraq going forward. That that was part of our objective and this President has failed to deliver.
They were unable to negotiate a status agreement to allow 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 troops to remain, which I think is a failure in the part of the administration.
But is the wind-down in Iraq appropriate? Yes."
I love it. The very next sentence. Obama failed and his actions were appropriate.
I really wish this season of Republican Island would never end.
The $20 billion per year federal tax subsidy for the completely useless product, ethanol, expired on Saturday, Dec 31, 2011 after 30 years.
Now what will Iowa do with corn? I mean, what use is there for corn other than to make an unnecessary gasoline additive?
At least we can funnel the $20 billion into other corporations for a change. You know, to corporations that really need it. Like oil or something.
And speaking of Iowa - check this out...
Props to Iowa.
Seeing Mitt Romney out in public talking to people is very reassuring. It shows that Cyberdyne Systems has a very long time before they invent a realistic robot that can interact unnoticed among people.
"I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by reporting all the hypocritical, self-serving, sanctimonious, holier-than-thou, economy-destroying, voter-suppressing, job-obstructing, corporate profit-protecting, middle class-destroying, civil rights-preventing, government-increasing, big government intruding, debt-increasing policies that we Republicans keep implementing." - paraphrasing what Newt Gingrich said at the South Carolina debate last week
"It is appalling for you people in the media to attack my personal life less vigorously than the way I attacked President Clinton's personal life." - again paraphrasing Sanctimonious Douchebag Gingrich
Newt Gingrich said:
"By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon. And it will be American."
"...When we have 13,000 Americans living on the moon they can petition to become a State."
Yay America. He didn't add "freedom," "guns," "liberty," family values" or "Jesus" at any point to really, REALLY get the crowd in Florida going, though.
After being called 'grandiose' regarding this infantile moon colony notion, Newtonian J. Dingleberry Esq. III compared himself to Lincoln, the Wright brothers and Kennedy - as if that explains anyfuckingthing.
I think we should build a winter retreat space station 100 miles from the sun. You think that is grandiose? Well, Lincoln wanting to free the slaves was grandiose. I believe that clearly rationalizes what I said.
My question to the moon colony idea is - Why? What is the purpose? Apparently, so it belongs to America. Which, it can't. Also, he believes we could mine the Moon for its resources. How, exactly, would that work? It would cost billions upon billions of dollars to do it. Unless we bring back trillions upon trillions of dollars worth of rocks, and somehow lower the cost of decontaminating said rocks, I’m pretty sure Earth has enough rocks.
And using the Moon for a launching platform to other planets is never going to be cost-effective by 2020. NASA estimates that could maybe possibly happen in another 50 years. I guess Newty has a genius plan to cut 42 years off that estimate.
How is anybody taking this fucking moron seriously?
Hey Republicans, where are the fucking jobs?
Fucking Moon State. North Moonolina.
"Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown. I'll give him that. There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him that it's hard to take him seriously, so let's not take him seriously." - Maurice Sendak in an interview with Stephen Colbert