Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fearless Predictions for 2012

I have never done this before but why not ...

  1. Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee
  2. President Obama will win re-election but with less than 50% of the vote due to a 3rd party run by someone, probably Ron Paul but maybe Evan Bayh.
  3. The Eurozone will NOT collapse. It might wobble and might even lose a country or two but it will still be alive at the end of 2012
  4. GOP will hold the House and take control of the Senate
  5. Joe Biden will not be Obama's running mate.
  6. New England Patriots will win the SuperBowl
  7. Toronto Argonauts will win the Grey Cup (Hey, I am Canadian)
  8. Miami Heat will defeat the Clippers in the NBA finals 
Check back next Dec 31

Mitt Romney Might Not Be a Pandering Asshole

Livewire | TPM: "In Iowa Saturday, Mitt Romney said as president he would veto the Dream Act if Congress sent it to his desk. A version of the Dream Act that almost passed Congress last December would provide a legal pathway to citizenship for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents as children. “The question is, if I were elected and Congress were to pass the Dream Act, would I veto it? And the answer is yes,” Romney said.


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If Life Begins at Conception

Balloon Juice » Can’t have both: "Conservatives and libertarians can seat as many round tables as they care to, but they can’t dodge this simple truth: if a fertilized egg has constitutional rights, women cannot have equal rights with men."

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Obama vs Paul

What’s Challenging About Paul? : Lawyers, Guns & Money: " If you want to say that Obama/Paul is a clash between lesser and greater evils I don’t have any objection to that, but Paul is very much more evil, and it’s not close."

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Mitt Romney's Effective Tax Rate

My guess is that it is well under 20%.

When he releases his tax returns he is fucked and he knows it. I am guessing that he is going to try to delay long enough to get to Super Tuesday.

Sexually harassed? Quit your job!

So says Ron Paul.
"Employee rights are said to be valid when employers pressure employees into sexual activity," Paul wrote. "Why don't they quit once the so-called harassment starts? Obviously the morals of the harasser cannot be defended, but how can the harassee escape some responsibility for the problem? Seeking protection under civil rights legislation is hardly acceptable."



Ron Paul Wants To Abolish the Fed

What should it be replaced with? You cannot simply shut down a country's central bank without creating chaos.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Analogy Fail

Newt Gingrich Compares His Failure To Make The Virginia Ballot To The Pearl Harbor Attack | ThinkProgress: "Gingrich, who fashions himself as an historian, frequently employs Peal Harbor analogies and anecdotes. In fact, he has co-authored an historical fiction book about Pearl Harbor, which literary critics blasted for its shoddy quality.

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