No more Texas governors for president

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Homer votes on tonight’s The Simpsons.

Click on the link to watch at Mediaite.



Oh snap, Kal Penn!


  1. The unemployment rate is at a four-year low.  And it’s going to keep going lower.
  2. I’ve ended one war and am ending another.  You want to keep growing the military.  Tell us, Mitt: why do we need to increase already record military spending when we are ending or have ended combat operations abroad?
  3. I know you said your 47 percent remarks were “a big mistake.”  I happen not to believe you.  That’s all.
  4. Why do you want to take Medicare away from senior citizens and replace it with a pre-set voucher system?
  5. Why do you want to take away essential healthcare services from the poor and women?
  6. Why do you want to give tax cuts to the richest Americans and not to the middle class?
  7. Just where do you keep your massive wealth?  You keep talking about jobs going overseas so I assume your money isn’t doing the same.
  8. Speaking of going overseas, tell us about your foreign policy experience.  Besides running the Salt Lake City Olympics and insulting England.
  9. Obamacare called for you.  It said it wants to meet its baby’s daddy.
  10. I’m gonna stop you right there, Mitt.  Now you’re just lying.  (Describe lie here.)

Yes please.


Mitt Romney’s Actual 2011 Tax Return

Mitt Romney recently released his 2011 tax return, but admitted at another closed-door fundraiser that his forms were incomplete. Here’s the real one!

Mitt — you just keep demanding the Americans answer the question, ‘Are you better off than you were four years ago?’ Just don’t answer it yourself — ‘cause that would mean releasing more than two years of your tax returns.

STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)


Another direct relationship.

(via truthgraphs)



Quinnipiac says that Romney’s choice of Ryan resulted in a “micro-bump” in two of three swing states. I’m guessing that they’d hoped for a little more impact — and I still say it’s mostly bounce. No change in Ohio, which is bad news for Mitt.

Meanwhile, a local poll finds no change in Pennsylvania, either. Mitt’s down 9 there.

Speaking of bounces, expect one after the Republican convention — and try not to get too excited about it. Obama will see one too.

Mitt Romney expects us to believe that he won’t release his tax records, because they show he loves his church too much. No, really.

Mike Huckabee sides with Akin. This is nothing new for Huckabee.

In a major setback in the Republican War on Voting, California approves same-day registration. And the GOP had been enjoying such success wiping out democracy, too.

Donald Trump is a clown.

Finally, Todd Akin’s comments have spurred “threats of rape of staff, the congressman’s family, and suggestions that people die.” An investigation is underway, but you’ve got to believe that these are coming from both sides of the aisle. The man’s managed to bridge the ideological divide and create a bipartisan consensus against him. Unlike a certain other Republican who made the claim, Akin really is a uniter, not a divider.


Privacy: not for “you people,” only for the Romneys?

Perfect illustration.

Perfect illustration.


Remember that John Doe investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker? Yeah, that’s still going on — and it’s expanded from his days as Milwaukee County Exec to his time as Governor.

Ed Kilgore says the Romney campaign has gone full-bore racist because they’ve burned their bridges with everyone other than white conservatives.

Oh sure, now the right gives a fuck about nuts with guns.

There seems to be an outbreak of something similar to journalism lately — on the TV yet. Here’s hoping for a plague.

Although on the other hand, Paul Ryan just handed the media a huge story and hardly anyone even blinked.

Look, I know Fox News is just super-excited about this whole Paul Ryan thing, but I really wish they’d at least try to hide their collective boner.

Mitt Romney is an unconvincing liar — which makes you wonder about his supporters.

Paul Ryan could dash the GOP’s hopes of taking the Senate.

It’s pretty clear that Romney chose Ryan to change the subject and get everyone talking about Paul Ryan and not Bain or tax returns. Be careful what you wish for.

Finally, Wisconsin Republicans nominated this guy to be their senatorial candidate last night. Good luck with that.

Ann Romney said that releasing more details on the family’s taxes would merely give the Obama campaign “more ammunition.”


Ann Romney: No More Tax Returns Will Be Released

In an interview with NBC set to air Thursday, Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said her husband’s campaign will not release any additional tax returns to the public ahead of the election.

“We have been very transparent to what’s legally required of us,” Romney told reporter Natalie Morales, according to excerpts from NBC News. “There’s going to be no more tax releases given.”

Defying a longstanding trend among presidential candidates, the Romney campaign has only released a single — and likely incomplete — tax return. Politicians and pundits from both sides of the aisle have been pressuring Romney for weeks to disclose more of his tax history, culminating with a claim from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) two weeks ago that he’d heard from an early investor in Bain Capital that Romney didn’t pay any taxes for a decade. Romney has denied that claim.

Ann Romney said that releasing more details on the family’s taxes would merely give the Obama campaign “more ammunition.” The Romneys’ wealth is rumored to be as much as $250 million, and since much of Mitt Romney’s earnings come from investments, he would pay a lower effective tax rate than many lesser-off Americans. But as for whether the campaign is trying to withhold embarrassing information, Ann Romney told NBC “there’s nothing we’re hiding.”


(via huffpostpol)






Think about it.

Who fucking cares? I’d like to see Obama release his college transcripts. -That is all-

Because the conspiracy to put the Kenyan Muslim Socialist Marxist Communist Nazi Zombie stupid pants in office obviously reaches the highest echelons of Harvard, where Barack Obama Sr. and Harvard officials conspired to rig an election years into the future and thwart the electoral college and American voters… 

Look, you don’t get to be the president of the law journal at Harvard with mediocre grades. Nor do you graduate magna cum laude from Harvard Law School for no reason. I suppose the conspiracy reaches even farther, considering this statement from the University of Chicago:

The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as “Senior Lecturer.” From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.

So let me get this straight: Barack Obama is a do-nothing jackass, completely incapable of accomplishing anything in office and was able to pull off a decades-long conspiracy and get elected to President of the United States, leading another (academically) excellent (legitimate?) Ivy Leaguer in the polls, despite his complete idiocy and lack of ambition? And this is a huge conspiracy, despite privacy laws stating these things are sealed? Is that where you’re going? And that to demand Mitt Romney release documents that nearly every candidate has released is somehow unreasonable, yet no candidate has actually released their college transcripts of their own free will, so it’s okay to ask Obama, right? That’s not unreasonable?

Am I getting this correctly?

(Note: If you visit twistedgecko, know there’s rape fetish porn on the front page of their tumblr currently. Whatever you’re into I guess. I know some of my followers may be sensitive to those images.)

Maybe they want to see the transcripts because it says he was enrolled as a foreign exchange student. 

For fuck’s sake… y’all can’t Google?

That charge first comes from an April Fool’s Day satirical article. Really. Because the folks who fall for these claims can’t fact check or Google, this was posted in response on the sidebar:

A Clue for the Literal-Minded:
Read these tiny words very closely: the group Americans for Freedom of Information does not exist, just like the supposed “AP article” you keep cutting and pasting into e-mails to your irritated family does not exist, just like the “Daily Mail article” referenced in the fake “AP article” does not exist. They’re all fabrications. Fakes. Hoaxes. Ask yourself why you’re so eager to believe these obvious fakes. No, really. Really, really ask yourself.

But far be it from me to let the facts get in the way of something that helps you sleep at night. Seriously, I can do this all day. 

Well, maybe not all day. I need to go to the grocery and drink heavily.