Apr 162012

My trip to the doctor took over five hours.  All I really did is make a contribution to the vampire, and I’ll have another follow-up in two weeks.  This will be today’s only article,  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow is as catch-up day.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:49 (average 4:32).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: The Reality Check We Can’t Wait To See In November.


May they reap what they have sown.

From NY Times: This week, the House Republican leadership is expected to bring up the “Small Business Tax Cut Act,” a bill to let most business owners deduct up to 20 percent of their business income in 2012 — a $46 billion tax cut. Despite the Mom-and-Pop label, it is designed so that nearly half of the tax cut would go to people with annual income over $1 million, and more than four-fifths would go to those making over $200,000, according to the Tax Policy Center.

$rMoney$ must consider Bain a small business.

From MSNBC: The Real Romneys of Palm Beach


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Romney’s intended course is great for millionaires, billionaires and corporate criminals, but it’s TERRIBLE for YOU!




  16 Responses to “Open Thread–4/16/2012”

  1. I love all of those images.  So true.  So very, very true.

  2. “The Romney’s Of Palm Beach”.  Kinda like “Jersey Shore”, but no Snooki, no class!   Gaaaa!

  3. To switch from Ann’s patently  faux outrage to “It’s my early Birthday present” … boy, you just don’t see hypocrisy like Ann so openly displayed that often.
    The good news is that you don’t have to shop for her B-Day present now – just comment about the fact that she’s a Stay-at-McMansion mom, and you got it covered.  You don’t even have to send her a card!
    And speaking of shopping, any of you catch the little tidbit that Ann had a très exclusive & expensive clothing store on Palm Beach’s tony Worth Avenue CLOSE DOWN just so Ann could shop in private?  Unlike Michelle Obama, you can damn well be sure you will NEVER catch Ann shopping at Target.
    Oh, what the hell. Based on Ann’s very own double entendre, let’s go ahead and give her a B-Day cake after all …
    • But Nameless,. don’t we all have high end retailers close down for our exclusive shipping experience.  I think she waqs lying when she called Mitt stiff.

  4. I call the Republican Party the Republican Fascist Nazi Party and you tell me often I’m wrong.  Well here’s a link about the new SCOTUS ruling on strip searches by the police in the Police States we have throughout America.


    At this time in our history I believe that it is too late to stop what is occurring and soon we will all be the new Gypsies, Blacks and Jews that went through the same gradual changes that gave Hitler and his Nazi’s power in Germany.  I hope that I’m long dead when America shows its true colors to the whole world too see.

    Have a great day.

    • AP, I have never criticized you for comparing the GOP with the Nazis.  In fact I think Mike Godwin wrote his law to create a faux defense for the Republican party.  Where I have criticized you is for proposing violence as a solution.  I know that’s a Republican meme, but we’re better than that.

  5. 3:30

    When Ann RMoney heard about the starving children in America, she asked “Why don’t they just eat cake?”

  6. 3:54  Looks like Patty’s got this one.

  7. MoveOn  — I saw this one previously.  The more that the Republican/Teabaggers continue the push in the war on women, the more they will feel the wrath of women all over the country.  The Republican/Teabaggers are truly the American Taliban.

    Small Business Tax Cut Act, the Republican/Teabagger response to the Buffett Rule — It is no surprise that jabber jowls McConnell decried the Buffett Rule.  But then for the little worm, Eric “Ivan the Terrible” Cantor, l’enfant terrible of the Republican/Teabaggers, to retaliate with a 20% small business tax cut . . . well we all know where this is going!

    From the article, Buffett Rule Vote: Tax Measure Fails in Senate on Huffingtonpost.com — “House Republicans are planning to counter the Buffett Rule push later this week with an attempt to cut taxes. A proposal by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would cut small business taxes by 20 percent. Since his bill would provide a disproportionately large benefit for the wealthy, it would mark an especially sharp contrast with the Democratic measure.”

    I do hope that this tax cut is defeated and that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) leads the charge for the Buffett Rule all year. 
    Good on the Dems for continuing the push. There must be fairness in taxation and that is what the Buffet Rule is meant to help achieve.

    The Real Rmoneys of Palm Beach — When Martin Bashir said Ann Romney’s birthday was today, I thought “Oh shit! I don’t want to share a birthday with her!”  Wew!  Her’s was 16/04 whereas mine is the 17th.  But my poor 2 boys — they share the 16th with her.

    $50K a plate fund raiser — that’s obscene!  I sure hope they had more than beans and franks!  Think of all the good that money could do in impoverished communities.  It just goes to show where the priorities are. . . and it isn’t with you and me!

    Cartoon — Good one!

    • Thanks John.  Mamabear requested my OK to start a Care2 group named after and based on Politics Plus, and I agreed.  I like the article, but only members of the group can see it.

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