The original 1970s Dark Shadows movies
Jon Stewart: “Wow, people who live in fear of deportation, yet insist on voting — there must be tens of those.”
David Shuster: I'll clarify further: Romney's treatment of that student and fake cop incident are entirely relevant because they go straight to the question of how he relates to and treats others. Obama's drug use is relevant to the extent that it was better for him to disclose it and rob conservatives of screaming headlines, but it says nothing about how he regards other members of the human race.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley: “It’s as if we take two or three steps forward and one or two steps back. For every three jobs created by the private sector we eliminate a public sector job – teachers, firefighters, police – and that puts a drag on the economy.”
“Last year more jobs were created in the private sector of our country’s economy than in all eight years of President Bush, and that was true in 2010. So I think that President Obama absolutely needs to take away the false assertions of Mitt Romney that he created jobs either in the private sector or in Massachusetts.”
Jon Schwarz at A Tiny Revolution pawns David Brooks: Okay, so our act starts with us inflating a giant internet bubble. Then that collapses, taking the country's economy with it, just as we massively cut taxes on millionaires because, we say, if we don't the government will have too much money. Right after that we blow off warnings about terrorism and let 3,000 Americans get slaughtered. We use that as a chance to lie the U.S. into invading a country that had nothing to do with the attack, killing hundreds of thousands of people and turning millions into refugees. In the middle of all that we borrow torture techniques from the Inquisition and use them on people in secret sites around the planet. Then we make billions off another financial bubble, the biggest in human history, and do nothing as it collapses, plunging the world into the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. To fix that we open up the national bank vault and shovel out money as fast as possible to all the criminals who made it happen in the first place. Then—as the amazing finale—we refuse to prosecute anyone for that, for the war, or for torture, and we start killing U.S. citizens with flying death robots.
AGENT: ...That's a hell of an act. What do you call it?
DAVID BROOKS: The Aristocrats!
North Carolina off the rails. From the Wilmington Star News editorial team: The current state House speaker belongs to the political party that has been most aggressive in pushing for the right of anyone who hasn't been imprisoned or involuntarily committed to carry a gun proudly and openly. The national party even went so far as to OK handguns at its upcoming convention in Florida (but no water pistols, mind you). And yet, Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, seems to feel threatened by the people he represents, to the point of needing armed guards to protect him and fellow Honorables at "town hall" meetings called to promote the Republican legislative agenda.
Romney supporter holds an event in his restaurant. The Romney team trashes the place and doesn't even meet with the owner. Sounds about right for what America can expect when he is elected.
From 2008-2010, Honeywell had an effective tax rare of -0.7 percent. In the last two years, Honeywell cut 1,000 jobs in the U.S., while adding 11,000 jobs abroad. Honeywell is unpatriotic.
Michael McAuliff writes: ...the federal government actually does exactly what Romney says it does not: It provides billions to fund the hiring of the firefighters, cops and teachers that Romney wants to see laid off. Specifically:
Bob Cesna on why the private sectore really is fine.
A Dingo really did take her baby - it's true!
Cash Cab is completely bogus. I knew they would have to screen contestants before entering the cab, it's New York City after all, but it's worse than I imagined. And the cash is fake too, they mail the contestants a check! Guess I shouldn't be surprised to read just how fake House Hunters is. I don't enjoy that show anyway but my Mom has it on a lot.
This hilarious clip is from a German Candid Camera style show - it's a really clever mirror stunt.
YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!
Ed Kilgore: I’ve been saying for a while now that even as pundits wait anxiously for Romney to “pivot to the center” by changing his position on this or that issue, his “pivot” has already occurred via the effort to rule out discussion of his actual policy positions and promises to conservative activists in favor of his preferred vote-decider of an up-or-down vote on the performance of the economy. Of course Fehrnstrom doesn’t want us to dwell on the social-issues extremism that actually convinces most of the GOP activist foot-soldiers to get up every morning and fight for Romney’s election. But it’s there, and is an entirely legitimate campaign issue even if Mitt never utters another breath about it in public between now and November 6. It’s the jobs-jobs-jobs rap that’s the true “shiny object” the Romney campaign is using to distract voters from his broader agenda, economic, fiscal, social, and international.
Jim Longworth has a great interview with Dallas star Patrick Duffy ahead of the TNT reboot of the show.
Christian Dominionists are literally trying to wreck the economy in order to gain power by using the media to blame the mess they create on Liberals, Gays, etc.
Family Feud host Richard Dawson is dead. When I was living in LA I was at the ABC studios in Silver Lake. As I passed a stage the door popped and was propped open and I could see they were filming Family Feud except taping had stopped because Richard Dawson was having a screaming fit over something or the other. I stopped and watched for a minute while he ranted, then went on my way. Of course, there was a studio audience watching all of this, I'm sure it was much more interesting than the game. I've worked for screamers so I'm not that impressed by that kind of behavior as long as the screaming isn't aimed at me - and it never was.
Voter Fraud? Where's the proof?
Matt Taibbi: This is a party that in 2008 was not just beaten but obliterated, with nearly every one of its recognizable leaders reduced to historical-footnote status and pinned with blame for some ghastly political catastrophe. There were literally no healthy bodies left on the bench, but the Republicans managed to get back in the game anyway by plucking an assortment of nativist freaks, village idiots and Internet Hitlers out of thin air and training them into a giant ball of incoherent resentment just in time for the 2010 midterms. They returned to prominence by outdoing Barack Obama at his own game: turning out masses of energized and disciplined supporters on the streets and overwhelming the ballot box with sheer enthusiasm.
Drunken lying former Governor Charlie Crist paid men to hide his homo-ness. I'm not even going to say 'allegedly' since it always turns out to be true about the conservative haters. Maybe it's the self-loathing that makes them so evil.
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