Thursday, October 4, 2012

Headlines - Thursday Oct 4

I'll be gone for 2 1/2 weeks, which is good timing because I can't bear to see wingnuts gloat about the debate last night.
Glenn Beck claims that if Mitt Romney wins, "it will be the finger of God." What God neglected to tell Glenn: It would be the middle one. – Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian

As I wrote in my column, this might be the biggest news of the debate — news that no one is talking about. Mitt Romney accidentally admitted to shipping jobs overseas.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And part of the way to do it is to not give tax breaks to companies that are shipping jobs overseas. Right now you can actually take a deduction for moving a plant overseas. I think most Americans would say that doesn't make sense. And all that raises revenue. [...]

MR. ROMNEY: The second topic, which is you said you get a deduction for getting a plant overseas. Look, I've been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you're talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant.

This implication is that Romney shipped jobs overseas. In a flippant way, Romney lamented that he would've saved a lot of money if his "accountant" was aware of this particular tax break.

So, then, which factory and how many jobs, Mr. Romney? You know, since this election is all about jobs.


The Connecticut State Supreme Court is reprehensible for this.

In a 4-3 ruling Tuesday afternoon, the Connecticut State Supreme Court overturned the sexual assault conviction of a man who had sex with a woman who "has severe cerebral palsy, has the intellectual functional equivalent of a 3-year-old and cannot verbally communicate." The Court held that, because Connecticut statutes define physical incapacity for the purpose of sexual assault as "unconscious or for any other reason. . . physically unable to communicate unwillingness to an act," the defendant could not be convicted if there was any chance that the victim could have communicated her lack of consent. Since the victim in this case was capable of "biting, kicking, scratching, screeching, groaning or gesturing," the Court ruled that that victim could have communicated lack of consent despite her serious mental deficiencies.

The majority ruled that they are "not persuaded that the state produced any credible evidence" that the victim who, again, has "severe cerebral palsy, has the intellectual functional equivalent of a 3-year-old, and cannot verbally communicate," was incapable of defending herself.

Meaning even if you are disabled or handicapped, if you did not leave physical marks on the attacker, you can't prove that you said no in the minds of the Connecticut State Supreme Court.

How exactly does someone who is intellectually comparable to a 3-year-old give consent in the first place?


"You are seeing now the press, which contains many reflexive defenders of Obama — many throne sniffers who instinctively suck up to power — you are seeing them try to dismiss this as old news." -Tucker Carlson on his latest Nothingburger

Maybe they're dismissing it as old news because — wait for it — it is! Eureka!

Because it's already been on the internet for five years and Carlson himself covered it in 2007.

To say the press contains many "reflexive defenders of Obama" is preposterous. In reality a Pew Research Center study conducted earlier this year found that coverage of the president had been overwhelmingly negative leading up to and through the Republican primary season. If the press actually did include many "defenders of Obama" the race wouldn't even be close.

Now I'm not saying Carlson is a spoiled, douchey, fratboy manchild, but, well, actually I am.



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