Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mitt Can Now Exhale…While Santorum Throws Up

“We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough and that’s all that counts.”

That’s what Mitt said after his narrow victory over Santorum in Michigan. If he weren’t Mormon, he would have probably ended the night staring at an empty bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. It was one nail-biting night.

Since he landed in Michigan, everyone played up his wanting to let GM and Chrysler crash and burn. That didn’t go over well with those hardest hit, but now recovering because of the bailout. And his little comment about his wife driving a couple of Cadillacs? A lot of Americans are hanging on to their cars longer because, economically, they can’t afford a new one. Nice disconnect.

So what gave him that too-close-for-comfort win? I totally believe he has his rival Rick Santorum to thank.

Oh Ricky. Media exposure is great on a campaign. But when you agree to be on This Week with George Stephanopolus, try not to say that the words of a revered President who was assassinated makes you want to throw up. You end up regretting it big time. And then seeing your exit numbers make you really throw up.

Message to Mitt: Send Rick some nice flowers. Because he opened his pie hole and all that “throw up” came out, you ended up looking that much more sane and reasonable. Luckies to you on Tuesday.

Totally Twisted Quote Tuesday 2/28/12

Hey Rick! The Ghost of JFK Said, “The Feeling’s Mutual!”

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In that clip, he said that the line that gives him the dry heaves is, “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.” What comes after that line in his speech?

…where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

That sounds perfectly reasonable and in line with the First Amendment. Does that make him want to throw up too?

This guy is not just irritating, he’s scary. What would a Santorum America look like?

  • Leaders would look to religious leaders for direction
  • Abortion would be outlawed even in the cases of rape and incest
  • Iran would be in his crosshairs from day one
  • Retirement age for Social Security would be raised
  • EPA resources would be cut

Now that is nauseating.

Happy Friday Funnies 2/24/12

GOP Debate: Getting Heated in the Hot and Itchy State

Things got a little tense between Santorum and Romney in the CNN Debate in Arizona. Santorum was his same jerky self. It was interesting to see Romney get a little testy and condescending with him, though. I especially liked when he said “Nice try” in one of his retorts. Newt Gingrich was all about reminiscing when he was Speaker and bashing Obama. Ron Paul was…Ron Paul. He really nailed it when he chose “consistent” as the one word to describe himself. Actually, Ron Paul made the most sense up there. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that. Meanwhile, enjoy! 🙂

Newt Gingrich
1. Strong America Now! Just as catchy as Contract with America! And equally useless.
2. Forget all this contraception crap. Obama is a baby killer.
3. “When I was Speaker…” the sky was always blue, money grew on trees, and everyone who wanted a pony got a pony.

Ron Paul
1. Why do I have an ad for Santorum being fake? “Because he’s fake!”
2. Don’t blame the Pill because our society is slutty.
3. I don’t know about Ricky’s copy, but abstinence education is no where in the Constitution.

Mitt Romney
1. I did NOT make Catholic hospitals provide the morning after pill to rape victims. They have to keep their rapist’s spawn.
2. You said on Laura Ingraham that Conservatives could trust me, Rick. No backsies!
3. Women can be in combat and die just like the guys in these useless wars.

Rick Santorum
1. Earmarks are the bomb. Speaking of bombs, Iran has some.
2. “The difference between me and the Left is”…night and day.
3. Homeowners won’t have to e-verify. Don’t worry about having a dirty house. Lupita isn’t going anywhere. We won’t tell.

Burning the New Jersey State Flag Because it was Lowered

John Burri, Father of Fallen Soldier, Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston Tribute

I had mixed feelings when I read this article. Most of us associate lowering flags to half-mast with Memorial Day or mourning the loss of a President. And more recently on 9/11.

I thought, “I guess he could lower the flag of the state of New Jersey if he wants.” And the article said:

Federal law gives governors of American states power to have flags lowered for residents or state officials. There is no law requiring that person to have served in the armed forces.

The thing is, though, he also ordered the US flag to be lowered. Not cool according to the flag code:

7m…In the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, or the death of a member of the Armed Forces from any State, territory, or possession who dies while serving on active duty, the Governor of that State, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff…

I’ve read on some comment sections that he violated New Jersey Statues by lowering the state flag:

52:3-11. Flag at half-staff
The Governor shall, upon receiving timely notification and verification of the death of a New Jersey citizen who has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by an act of the Congress of the United States, direct that the State flag at all public buildings throughout the State be flown at half-staff for a period of one week following the death of such a citizen.

I agreed with a poster who said that nowhere in there does it say that’s the only time he can fly it at half mast. So if he were to go by the rules, he shouldn’t have had the US flag lowered, but he probably could get away with lowering the New Jersey state flag.

Governor Christie felt Whitney Houston was a New Jersey native who should be remembered and mourned. I can totally see why people would be mad though, especially Mr Burris. Heroes and celebrities aren’t necessarily interchangeable. It’s especially difficult to swallow considering she died while battling her addiction to drugs and alcohol.

To his credit, Governor Christie has acknowledged many of his residents in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice. The most recent before Whitney Houston’s passing:

The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Monday, January 30, 2012, in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal American hero, United States Marine Corporal Kevin J. Reinhard…1/26/12

I am very sorry for Mr. Burris’ loss. He said,

“Sometimes, you have to do something drastic and extreme for people to listen. I just hope it made a point that maybe someone will pick this up and get a new law made for flag etiquette.”

Whatever comes of this, we heard him loud and clear.

What do you think?

Totally Twisted Quote Tuesday 2/21/12

Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules 2/17/12

Loved the commentary at the end. A lot of us have noticed. Enjoy! 🙂

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New Rules 2/17/12, posted with vodpod

Happy Friday Funnies 2/17/12

The C Word and the Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Republicans, Democrats Seal Rare Deal on Taxes

No, not that C word. COMPROMISE. Many Republicans, mainly those in the Tea Party wing, are severely allergic to that word. Yet, they did it anyway! They were able to work with Democrats to get the payroll tax cut extended to the end of the year. YAY!

This is great news for us 160 million workers and for the economy:

Passage would end a battle that has raged since last year over legislation that some economists say is vital to keeping the U.S. recovery on track by injecting up to $130 billion into the economy through consumer spending.

$130 billion dollars. When we working schmucks have extra in the paycheck, we tend to spend it. It could be on anything – from necessities to indulgences. Groceries = stimulates the economy. Dinner out = stimulates the economy. Our consumption (or lack of) has a huge effect on this nation’s fiscal health. You can feel it whenever a Consumer Confidence Index® report comes out. The markets skyrocket or tank based on it. Extending that payroll tax cut will keep up that spending, allowing the economy to keep recovering.

Message to House Republicans: Allow me to be among the first to thank you for compromising. This is how things get done. I know that word gives many of you hives. And actually doing it makes you go into anaphylactic shock. Even if you did it out of self-interest because many of you are up for reelection, I thank you. Now, take this EpiPen®. You deserve it.