Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Headlines - Tuesday Sept 18

Heckuva job, Brownie Halliburton

Somewhere in West Texas is a 7-inch radioactive cylinder that Halliburton would like to find. Anyone who comes across it is advised to keep their distance.


Joe Conason: Romney's Humiliation Grows As Facts Emerge In Libya Episode


"Values" Voters: Life Still Begins at Conception and Ends at Birth

Or at least, the sanctity of life does, ditto the importance of protecting and defending it.

Tod Kelly went to the "Values Voters" Summit so the rest of us wouldn't have to, and one thing he reported was this:

When Rand Paul opened the conference, he talked about the sanctity of human life, in regard to human fetuses, to thunderous, leap-out-of-your-chair applause. He continued to underline this philosophy by pivoting to the subject of war, where he said, "Truly great leaders are reluctant to go to war." The crowd got pretty quiet on him after that.

People get killed in wars. Soldiers, obviously, but also large numbers of civilians who had the bad fortune to live in a country that became a battlefield. But aside from Rand Paul, the virulent 'pro-lifers' at the "Values Voter" Summit clearly didn't give a shit about those lives.

At times, I have thought that the line about life beginning at conception and ending at birth was just a little too glib. But then something like this happens and you have to say: no, that's the stand they're really taking. Let's make 'em own it.


10 Fun Facts from the Values Voter Summit


Borowitz: In what his campaign described today as a bold strategy to insure victory in the Presidential contest, Republican nominee Mitt Romney will undergo a procedure to have his mouth wired shut until Tuesday, November 6th.


This is why Mitt Romney doesn't have any specifics to his policies. He quite seriously believes that his mere presence is magical enough to bring back the economy.

"My own view is that if we win on November 6th, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We'll see capital come back and we'll see — without actually doing anything — we'll actually get a boost in the economy."

Messiah complex, Willard?


The Real Romney Captured on Tape Turns Out to Be a Sneering Plutocrat


What Romney Won't Tell You About The 47 Percent


Holy crap. More secret recordings of RMoney, making wild accusations about the current administration:

Behind closed doors, Mitt Romney sounds like the leaders of the far-right flank of his party. That's the central message from a video purportedly taken during a Romney fundraiser earlier this year and posted online by Mother Jones Monday.

... Romney tells a room full of donors that people who voted for President Obama — a full 47 percent of the country — are dependent on the government. Oh, and by the way, where does this 47% live? You got it:

Comment from Mario: I just wanted to chime in, as one of the 47 percent. I don't pay income taxes. I have several dependents, a home mortgage deduction, and I just started a small business that is doing well. My taxable income is still quite small, and with my deductions and credits, I pay nothing in income taxes. I do pay property taxes, sales taxes, medicare and social security taxes, and all the fees that are actually taxes. I am not a free loader, I am a job creator, even if it is just my job.

In short, I would just like to say to Mitt Romney, you are a piece of lying filth, and I hope you get a terrible case of itching crotch rot.


Veiled Threats - Notable Satanist masturbation fiend Christine O'Donnell is considering running for the Senate again in 2014. Oh, please, Please, PLEASE!!! (TPM)


Ed Kilgore on the hero worship being heaped on con man and meth cook Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

Here's another con man the right adores. If nothing else convinces you that modern conservatives aren't extremely bright, consider their seemingly bottomless gullibility.


Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show




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