Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Headlines - Wednesday May 30

Romney warns of a weakened military under Obama
Mitt Romney warned Monday that the "world is not safe" and cast the upcoming election as a choice between a nation that is weakened militarily versus "a strong America."
Dissing Obama's "weakened military" who assassinated bin Laden. Why is he opening that door?
"I mean, Mitt Romney comes from a Mormon background. I don't know how many wives he has. I'm not saying that I believe in that, I'm just saying he was born on a Mormon compound. I'm not a 'Wifer' but for some reason he's never shown his original marriage certificate." – Bill Maher
So after The Willard Mechanism continued to express support for short-fingered vulgarian The Donald, Trump continued to serve up steaming, fresh Birther nonsense. And when someone takes the time to sober up Peggington Noonnington after a three-day binge to put her on the TeeVee machine to speak out against Trump, well, can the end be far behind?
Christian Love: It's apparently an actual song and not only did they teach it to a four year-old, they proudly brought him up to the pulpit to perform it, generating whoops and a standing ovation from the congregation. Praise! Glory! Hit the link for the video if you can bear it.

This is comedy gold.

BLITZER: Donald, you're beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you.

TRUMP: You are, Wolf. Let me tell you something, I think you sound ridiculous, and if you'd ask me a question and let me answer it.

BLITZER: Here's the question, did the conspiracy start in 1961 where the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Advertiser contemporaneously published announcements that he was born in Hawaii?

TRUMP: Many people put those announcements in because they wanted to get the benefit because of getting so-called born in this country. Many people did it. It was something done by many people even though they weren't born in the country. You know and I know it.

Video of the exchange here.

We're only hours away from Birther-a-palooza in Las Vegas with The Donald, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney. It should be a sight to behold.

Has there ever been a presidential candidate as devoid of dignity and decency as Mitt Romney?


More tax free Christian love: Kansas Pastor Wants Government To Kill All The Gays (AUDIO)



The ocean food chain in action.

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.

"We were frankly kind of startled," said Nicholas Fisher, one of the researchers reporting the findings online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years. But even so, that's still far below safe-to-eat limits set by the U.S. and Japanese governments.


That's just embarrassing. Humiliating, even. Current, sitting US Representative Thaddeus McCotter not only didn't turn in enough signatures to get his name on the August primary ballot to keep his job, only 244 of the 2000 signatures were valid. Some pages of signatures were photocopied and inserted multiple times, occasionally changing the name of the signature gatherer. It was so eggregious that the Secretary of State has turned it over to the Attorney General for possible criminal charges forthcoming for blatant violations of Michigan state election laws. McCotter, of course, is undetered, and announced on Tuesday that he will launch a write-in campaign, since he won't be on the ballot.


A gift for the obvious, wouldn't you say? The Pope says that the whistleblower butler who blew the cover of the Vatican banking scam "betrayed him." Well, duh. That's what whistleblowers do. They betray the trust of bad actors who violated it to begin with by their actions. In the case of the Pope, he violates the trust of faithful, practicing Catholics every day by sullying the office he occupies by behaving as nothing more than an opportunistic, criminal, predator and thug in a pretty dress and big fancy hat.


Spell check would be helpful for Rmoney's team:


According to a new report from the Office of Research at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world. Of the 35 wealthy countries studied by UNICEF, only Romania has a child poverty rate higher than the 23 percent rate in the U.S.


There are no states in this country where a 40-hour workweek at minimum wage can pay the rent of a two bedroom apartment:


But just this one

House Republicans locate lone instance when equal rights apply

House Republicans have at long last identified a segment of a woman's existence when they feel she deserves federal protection against discrimination: the six or so weeks between when the sex of a fetus can be determined and when it reaches the fetal viability mark past which abortion is limited in most states. Sorry, lady readers, your window for equal rights has already closed! Enjoy your pay gap. The House will vote this week on the "Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act," a productive use of everyone's time that promises to slap up to five years of prison time on doctors caught performing sex-selective abortions in a quest to improve upon the scary levels of "zero statistical evidence" that U.S. parents in general prefer male over female fetuses. Bonus: the Republicans get to call Democrats girl-baby eating monsters! READ MORE »


Hot travel prospects

Who's pumped to spend a week with Republicans, in Tampa, in the summer? 

 Good ol' fap dog

There is nothing more titillating than the possibility of spending a week with wingnut delegates and Mitt Romney in plastic neon boretown Tampa, Florida, the city where oppressive humidity was invented, in August. It's everything overweight fair-skinned reporters have always dreamed of! And the Tampa Bay Host Committee has released a teaser trailer to help you boner up for all the exciting events they've got planned for Republican National Convention week: explosions, explosions, and more explosions! Maybe a lil' politics on the side too? Tampa's the place to be, in August. READ MORE »

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