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“A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her.”
W. C. Fields
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That’s a cool old metal 7up sign.
Does anyone find it appalling that a man who is directly responsible for a woman being shot to death and a police officer wounded gets 3 days in jail?
Does anyone find it appalling that a nurse who stole wedding rings is sentenced to 5 years in prison?
What is actually going on in the court system that makes CA’s and Judges think this is good sense?
The comment from WC Fields above reminds me of a story I heard about Sir Winston Churchill. Apparently at some social tea event he ticked off some prominent woman there enough to prompt her to tell him that if he were her husband, she would poison his tea.
To which he replied, if I were your husband, I would drink it!
BobH, funny story.
(And thanks for overlooking that Fields was “not metro” !!)
NU Scott, thanks for saying the “court system”, there is little real justice in it anymore and we need to realize that.
“Does anyone find it appalling that a man who is directly responsible for a woman being shot to death and a police officer wounded gets 3 days in jail?”
Agee only got three days in jail?
I think you need to look up the word “directly”.
NU Scott I was thinking precisely the same thing this morning reading the front page. 5 years for a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff, really? While Hunt is appealing his nothing slap-on-the-wrist.
Mitt Romney seems like an exceptionally nice guy. The more I look at old political clips of him, the more I think my conservative brethern (and sisthern?) have a bunch to be concerned about if were elected. Big if, but if you are repub that thinks this guy has Tea Party record behind him you are totally living on a different planet, but we already kind of know that about Tea Partiers, right?
But here’s a little bit of tid from an interview in the examiner:
When asked the government’s role in promoting certain industries, he riffed on a little bit about science:
“I do believe in basic science. I believe in participating in space. I believe in analysis of new sources of energy. I believe in laboratories, looking at ways to conduct electricity with — with cold fusion, if we can come up with it. It was the University of Utah that solved that. We somehow can’t figure out how to duplicate it.”
Check out the last sentence. Any science geeks know what the dude is talking about ? I do. He’s talking about Fleishman and Ponds. Never heard of’m? Back in the 80′s they claimed to have discovered cold fusion. It was featured on as much media as there was back in those days cause it was gonna make energy too cheap to pay for. Problem was, they went to the press before they went to other scientists, and if you really want to know if you have something, it’s good to let your peers rip it apart to see if your ideas are valid. They didn’t, but they did manage to get a good bit of funding for their bogus research before other scientists pointed out how screwed up their assumptions,math, and procedures were. They got lots of money from the State of Utah, cause their state legislators didn’t want to get caught with their magic underware down with this sure fire steal of an investment deal right there in their own back yard.
None of Utah’s mispent tax payer money is Mitt’s problem, but if anyone sees him, please tell him that the reason nobody has been able to replicate the Flieshman and Ponds cold fusion perpetual motion machine is because it never existed in the first place and those two guys who discovered this “miracle” are the poster children of media manipulation for the sake of bad science.
I’ll take cold beer over Utah-invented cold fusion any day.
But hey, apart from LDS, it was about the only thing Utah COULD take pride in, ya know? That was all before the Salt Lake City Olympics…
True story: one of my best friends growing up converted to Mormonism as a teen. He fell for a Mormon girl in high school and he got baptized before he graduated. He was also a true genius. They gave him the SATs when he was in 8th grade and his score was 1600.
He went to Harvard, but transferred to MIT. Then he went to BYU for grad school. He quickly grew disenchanted with its academics (though he did find a wife there) so he transferred to Stanford, and got his PHd in physics there.
#8 O-H M-Y G-O-S-H. Really, Mitt?
7.NU Scott I was thinking precisely the same thing this morning reading the front page. 5 years for a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff, really? While Hunt is appealing his nothing slap-on-the-wrist.
This woman pried wedding rings off of the elderly with demetia. She then hocked the rings to feed a drug habit. I’m sorry, but you have to recognize evil when you see it. The punishment fits the crime.
How melodramatic of you, terps. It’s all “evil”. Give me a break. It was small-time petty nonsense and jail time for this girl serves nothing. She needs community service and rehab.
Hmmm, my very first roomate at Va.Tech converted to Mormonism during our first year at school. He too fell for a Mormon girl, couldn’t see a future without her, and in no time at all we were entertaining mormon missionaries on the first floor of Lee dormitory. He gave’m the key to room so they would often be there when I got back from class.
We had little in common, although they admitted that working on a college campus was nice because there were many girls. They followed the admonition from the elders: “if you don’t look once, you aren’t a man, but if you look twice, you aren’t a Mormon”.
I think they always looked once, for a real long time.
I would not categorize my roomie as a genius, but he did transfer to BYU the year after, and broke up with the sweet thing that got him thinking about his religion in the first place. He’s a theology professor now, but I confess I haven’t spoken to him in all these many years because life is to freaking short to talk to evangelists of any kind, and that first year certainly had a lot of evangilism in it.
To this day I’m still irritated about rooming with him. He was slob too, and had habit of cleaning the interior of his nose by reaming it with toilet paper he had rolled into a shapely cone. He seemed to perform this duty several times a day, and when he was done with the “nose cones” he would throw them in the general direction of trash can. Many wouldn’t make it in, which left a pile a snotty projectiles about the room, and he wouldn’t pick those up because of the boogerphobia that caused him to stick paper up his nose in the first place.
My next roomate was much better.
Good grief terps, I am starting to feel sorry for you.
“Then he went to BYU for grad school. He quickly grew disenchanted with its academics (though he did find a wife there) so he transferred to Stanford, and got his PHd in physics there.”
Couldn’t imagine a physics course at BYU. Gravity exists because of God. And Jesus. And Joseph Smith. End of lesson. Oh, and the universe is only 5K years old. Degrees for everyone!
Probably akin to a physics course at Liberty – just make sure to delete the part about Joseph Smith and sub in Jerry Falwell.
kristen you really are a heartless so-in-so aren’t you..what about the families of those people who may have wanted or deserved those rings if nothing but for sentimentality. Probably nothing to you since you obviously have no morals regarding theft. But then that doesn’t surprise me at all dearie, you will vote for a communist thug so he can do the same thing, only he’ll be doing it to you…you will get your own medicine
Why Romney is losing must-win Ohio
By Peter Hamby, CNN Political Reporter
updated 12:19 PM EDT, Wed September 26, 2012
o Mitt Romney trails Barack Obama in most polls in key battleground of Ohio
o Almost two thirds of Ohioans polled support Obama’s auto bailout, which Romney opposed
o Main criticism of GOP strategists and officeholders is that Romney is man without a message
o Several operatives blame Republican Gov. John Kasich for not doing enough for Romney
The paragraphs that I found most interesting are:
And when voters are asked which candidate would do a better job handling the economy, Obama has a sturdy lead, undercutting the thematic premise of Romney’s candidacy.
One longtime Republican strategist griped about the “arrogant top-down” approach of the Romney team and said they have done a poor job listening to the advice of savvy Ohio strategists — a charge rebuffed by Romney aides who point out that field staffers from the Ohio offices of Sen. Rob Portman and House Speaker John Boehner have come on board.
Still others cited Romney’s lackluster political skills and said his stiff CEO demeanor as a turnoff for Ohioans, with one Republican officeholder saying that former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour wasn’t far off when he said recently that Romney is being caricatured as “a plutocrat married to a known equestrian.”
There, all fixed.
“One longtime Republican strategist griped about the “arrogant top-down” approach of the Romney team and said they have done a poor job listening to the advice of savvy Ohio strategists — a charge rebuffed by Romney aides who point out that field staffers from the Ohio offices of Sen. Rob Portman and House Speaker John Boehner have come on board.
Still others cited Romney’s lackluster political skills and said his stiff CEO demeanor as a turnoff for Ohioans, with one Republican officeholder saying that former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour wasn’t far off when he said recently that Romney is being caricatured as “a plutocrat married to a known equestrian.”
this is merely the lame-stream media making stuff up again. romney is actually leading bammy in ohio by 7.8 pionts. (terps and d—morris.com say so.)
everybody knows romney is never “stiff.” who is that commie liberal who called him a “a plutocrat married to a known equestrian” anyway? the romney campaign is briliant and president romney will reflekt that when he is good and reddy two.
at least under romney, we won’t have those silly federal regulations that prohibit jetliner from having rolldown windows. bammy did that. it increase the cost of plane tikets for everyone. its a hidden tax. but you libs will never admit it.
(that was Dan, channeling pammala, btw)
Not for nothing pammala, but you calling someone else “heartless” is kinda like Romney calling someone else a rich snob! Don’t bother. There is no sting in anything so badly delivered from such an empty well, for either you or Romney.
Re: Comment by Dan Casey — September 26, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
Hum? I know that you have claimed to not be Suzie but…? Hum?????
I see that Jack “The Golden Bear” is speaking out for Romney. That figures because they both love to outsource jobs. If you will check out Jack’s Golden Bear Golf Shirt line you will see they are made overseas. He has turned his back on the many Americans that have supported him when he played on the PGA tour. Of course he wants Romney to keep giving him big tax deductions.
Tim Pawlenty wasted no time bailing from the sinking ship. Off to Wall Street lobby. So much for the former VP contender.
Maybe pammala, whomever that is) will enlighten us on this.
Obama above 50% in some battleground polls
By Paul Steinhauser, CNN Political Editor
updated 1:06 PM EDT, Wed September 26, 2012
o Polls indicate Mitt Romney has lost his edge on the economy, which was supposed to be a strength
o Barack Obama leads in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, all expected to be contested states
o Pollster says electorate divided on whether the country is better off than four years ago
o Romney and his campaign say they’re not concerned about the polls
FYI also see: http://tinyurl.com/6t9lrku
CNN Electoral Map
Predict which candidate will win each state and see who reaches 270 electoral votes first.
Total number of Electoral College votes: 538
Total needed to win: 270
Obama total: 237
Unallocated Electoral Votes : 110
Romney total: 191
If Sheriff Ewell Hunt had pried those rings off of the defensless elderly folks and sold them to buy a girly magazine, the libs on this blog would be crying for a life sentence. But it was a young woman, who obviously is just a victim of the 1%. If she just could have gotten more of her fair share, she would not have been forced to steal those rings. So, unless you are a right wing nut, she obviously should get no time and rehab.
Wonder where they were born and how they are doing in the polls?
You have a period after “two”…take care of it, please. Thanks.
I think we’re all noting a mass decompensation on the part of the Right on here. And I think I might know why!
What have we today? Obama’s lead a solid 4 points (up from yesterday),leads in Florida AND Ohio up strong over yesterday…maintaining solid leads in Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. Favorable rating over Rmoney UP.
Obama’s up across the board. There’s really no reason for the right to feel much cheer at this point.
It should be:
There! All fixed.
As opposed to:
“There, all fixed.” – Kristen
You are welcome.
Why can’t we stop the ugliness and have a serious discussion about the issues confronting us??
Why can’t we stop the lies and misstatements of fact and just focus on how to fix Medicare??
Romney Aide asked why John Boehner is not out supporting Romney in Ohio. Silence was the answer, then on to the next subject.
#28 And this.
R.I.P. Andy Williams!
How do people raise their children? I just don’t get this.
I have been travelling a little, so I ended up hearing some talk radio while looking for radio stations. I heard one guy pontificate that the polls are wrong, since Obama’s supporters will not show up the way they did four years ago. He predicted a Romney win. While I know he was just trying to spin the facts, it does seem likely that some who voted for Obama are less motivated this time around. No time for complacency, Obama supporters.
The biggest problem I see in the sentences in question is that if you have the money to get the best attorney, you will usually get a much more favorable result because a good attorney looks for every argument that is in your favor. It is a shame that money makes a difference, but that is a fact of life. This does not reflect on the judicial system, only on the fact that some attorneys are much better than others. You get what you pay for. I expect this had something to do with both sentences.
Kristen, they are raised by the moral standards promoted by the DNC platform….such as Males pretending to reproduce, and sucking unborn babies brains out.
“…such as Males pretending to reproduce…”
Sorry, but you wingnuts are so funny today I’m having to reconsider my usual “No LOLing” policy. How precisely does one “pretend to reproduce”. Details, please.
And what do your posts say about how you were raised Pistol Pete? Was lying to make your side look better encouraged? Was distorting the truth to make your guilt less obvious a Pistol Pete’s family value? Was claiming the poor and working class just won’t “take personal responsibility and care for their lives” your family creed? Seems to me that a right winger has to lose Jesus to vote TP/GOP!
Do you think Mitt Romney is beginning to let his true intentions to come out?
Hilarious, but also sad commentary…this pertains to the folks who like almost all the individual items that make up “Obamacare,” but don’t like the law itself.
Kristen – “How precisely does one “pretend to reproduce”. Details, please.”
According to Todd Akin it’s those magical “lady parts”
Wingnuts are channeling money away from Romney and into Senate races. Now
almost 13 million has been spent or is slated to be spent by outside groups against Tim Kaine. And Karl Rove is pouring more into Ohio, Indiana,Massachusetts, and other tight electioins..
I saw those filmclips on sveral different news venues last night. I think Scott Brown is running one of the most disgusting campaigns in modern times . It’s matched only by the hatchet job they did on Max Cleland in Georgia a few years ago. It’s even worse than the swift boat garbage Rove used against Kerry in 2004.
The Ohio Senate race is not a tight one, dave.
Nevertheless outside groups have spent over 18 million against Sherrod Brown with more comino.o
The left is protesting way too much. They’re repeating this nonsense so often, it’s like they’re trying to convince themselves. Just like the child who repeats “I must not be afraid of the dark. I must not be afraid of the dark”.
I will say even though he’s got it won, it is refreshing to hear Mitt go on the attack today and call 0bama what he is instead of the silly pretending the Idiot is a nice guy who’s just in over his head. 0bama is evil, he’s socialist, and he wants to bring down America. Romney’s saying ’0bama is turning the country into something unrecognizable” is a great start.
Now if he would just hammer the SOB on 0bamacare, noting how it will skyrocket the middle class’ tax burden, and debunk the ridiculous notion that Republican policies caused the recession. Romney needs to explain the role of bad loans, Fannie Mae (and their huge donations to 0bama), and the Democrats’ total culpability and resistance to reform.
How the hell does of two nominees get a negative 1.3 favorability rating?
It’s been a while since you’ve had a timely contest related to current events so I thought I’d offer a suggestion that I’m sure all of the Gonzo’s would enjoy participating in.
Since last November give or take a couple of months, suz has been neckpuking about how whomever the Republican candidate ended up being would bury President Obama in a “Landslide”. I, on the other hand, went on record last August saying Mitt would end up as the Republican nominee and that it would be a highly competitive election. Last November, after careful data analysis, I modified my original position and said President Obama would in fact be re-elected as the Commander in Chief of the most powerful nation in the world.
Given these two contrasting positions, one based on carful data analysis and the other fermented in the delusional mind of a half-wit, I propose we have a contest predicting when exactly suz will capitulate to my intellectual superiority and humbly submit herself to my infinite wisdom and finally admit that it was I who was right all along.
Starting tomorrow there will be 41 days until suz’s Armageddon, the day when the four horseman of her personal apocalypse, (President Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha) come galloping back in on her worst nightmare and bring her tenuous grasp on reality to a thundering crescendo. You could give everyone your customary week to vote and let them vote as many times as they like but the person who picks the date first that suz folds like an accordion will be awarded a made in the USA carefully constructed and finely woven Tee shirt in their favorite color and size emblazed with “Steve C; smarter than suz with one half of his brain tied behind his back” boldly across the front. Imagine the eventual winner’s swelling pride as they parade in public their new finery, proclaiming for the world that Steve C is suz’s intellectual superior! Who wouldn’t want such a unique and rare addition to their wardrobe? This contest would undoubtedly spread the popularity of your blog from even beyond the borders of this great country. Why, I could even see people maybe even as far away as Poland reading about your notoriety! Although I probably would not award second and third place prizes, all participants would earn the honor and distinction of forever reminding suz what a fool she was to ever mutter her nonsense across your blog to begin with. As a matter of fact, we’re all going to be able say this soon, so technically there would be no losers (except suz, of course! LOL! LOL! LOL!)
What do say big guy? Stroke of genesis, huh? Take your time and think about it but just please don’t hijack my incredibly creative idea and then forgot to credit me. I got like 45 seconds of intellectual capital invested in this idea and Steve C’s work don’t come free.
From Mother Jones; Obama’s Lead Starting to Look Insurmountable
A great idea. The T-shirt would be a great prize. Another good one would be an Obama Chia Pet. That’s what I gave Terps for Christmas last year — for real.
Steve C, you must not have seen the movie. Norma Desmond does not fold, she shoots him and quietly loses her mind and announces “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up”
What’s with this: http://tinyurl.com/cjggbed
Police to search driveway for remains of missing union boss Hoffa -report
8:23 p.m. CDT, September 26, 2012
Sept 26 (Reuters) – Police plan to examine a Detroit-area
driveway in the latest twist in the search for the remains of
former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in
1975 in what authorities believe may have been an organized
crime hit, the Detroit Free Press said on Wednesday.
Police received a tip that “seemed credible” that Hoffa’s
remains could be buried at a house in Roseville, a suburb
northeast of Detroit, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin told
the Detroit Free Press.
Everyone knows that Tammy Faye Baker was really Jimmy Hoffa in drag. He disappears. Tammy Faye Baker came upon the scene looking just like him. That was no coincidence.
Tin hats everyone.
Buddhist “Iron Man” Found by Nazis Is from Space
By Daniel Cressey and Nature News Blog
A Buddhist statue brought to Germany from Tibet by a Nazi-backed expedition has been confirmed as having an extraterrestrial origin.
Known as the “iron man,” the 24-cm high sculpture may represent the god Vaiśravaṇa and was likely created from a piece of the Chinga meteorite that was strewn across the border region between Russia and Mongolia between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago, according to Elmar Buchner of the University of Stuttgart, and his colleagues.
to john diver’s opinion letter
read on stupid
“I hope all seniors read the Sept. 2 article about the difficulties seniors have in finding a doctor who will see them if they are on Medicare. I didn’t realize that Medicare only pays doctors about 45 percent of what private insurance pays. And Obamacare will make the situation worse. The $716 billion that Obamacare takes out of Medicare will come from reduced payments to doctors and hospitals.”
see this is what libbies think because they do not care or are not intelligent enough to go after the truth !!!!
This is an article that suggests the EPA might not be the biggest challenge for the coal industry. Power companies in this part of the country are announcing plans to shift to using natural gas instead of coal at the power plants they operate.
Mitt and chedderbomb lead in 1 swing state; just one out of twelve. NC is close but the rest are pretty much all but gone. But, hey, he’s got Missouri all wrapped up!
If anyone can please show me the math suggesting how Mitt can get to 270 electoral votes I’d appreciated it.
Sandi, me distort the truth?? How about you talking about your faith in Jesus. You ever wondered why 90% of Christian evangelists and Book writers who speak truths from the bible don’t have the same views as you?
Oh, I know…its the evangelicals (Bible believers who want to spread the gospel)who interpret the bible wrong and you are right. Sorry!
Steve C’s mother must have screwed him over real bad. Maybe left him locked in the loo overnight a few times. while she went out on dates. That’s the only explanation I can figure for his anger against unattainable women.
…that steve c has become a characterization of himself is now self-evident.
The link below points out how an otherwise benign voter registration operation is not what it seems. This operation happens to be in Colorado, but follow the link at the end of the article to see how the same operation is being done in Florida as well.
48. Suzie – Romney is now touting how great Romneycare is, sorry. As for bad loans, Most Ill Informed,you have been wrong for 4 years on that as proven by every economist. Your misinformation campaign just does not work.
And, it is over. GOP is pulling money from Romney and going after Congressional races. Romney is trying to right his ship that has a huge Tea Party hole in it. You can blame yourself for the loss, your Tea Party ideas have cost him the election.
After all the time the GOP took to arrive at Rmoney, it’s hard to understand why his campaign ended up being so completely inept and inconsequential. The only time he registers on the national consciousness is when he does something boneheaded like the 47% thing. Otherwise, it’s as though Obama’s running unopposed.
A year ago I would have guessed Obama would win, but I would not have predicted this sort of utter humiliation for the Republicans. Every day it just looks worse for Rmoney. After the long string of crap they’ve perpetrated on the country for the past couple of years, oblivion is exactly what they’ve earned.
57. Ron – Most certainly Natural Gas has been the culprit in hurting Coal, not regulations. The Natural gas prices have stabilized somewhat though and that has allowed coal a better fit. However, coal remains one of the big US exports and will continue to be. Accordingly, coal has not really taken as big a hit as the political advertisements would have us believe.
Big oil is running scared of natural gas as well which has them clammoring for continued subsidy to keep gasoline prices down.
56. pamala – where do you think cost reductions should be applied. To the seniors that have paid the premiums for coverage or applied to the Doctors and hospitals that have continued raising prices. That is the deciding point of the whole election you know. If you believe that your Mother should not be able to get treatment for her conditions without paying a lot more out of pocket (which means she cannot afford treatment) or her hospital executive can’t afford the Villa in the Bahamas.
As for the Doctors, they are being forced by the hospitals to become employees of the hospitals for set salaries by limiting their ability to practice at the hospital. This allows the hospitals to make more and the doctors less, not ACA. It is a capitalistic play by the hospitals that began under GWB. So stop blaming ACA when it is simply capitalism at work in an industry that was out of control.
As a matter of fact Pistol Pete, I have often wondered if those “Christian evangelists and Book writers” have read a different Bible than I have. I question your “90%” number, but I do not even attempt to dispute that I disagree with many of them.
IMHO, Jesus is very, very clear. Even children can understand what Jesus says for us to do and that is not what many of them “preach” “teach” or “write”. You are free to believe whomever you like. I pray as instructed and I interpret the Bible with the help of those I trust, not those who want my money or to make money for themselves. That alone rules out an awful lot of your “90%”.
If you think I am alone in my interpretation of Jesus or the Bible, you would be wrong. Being with the majority did not mean being right in Jesus’ time and it does not now.
You show me where you believe the Bible or Jesus said it was right to lie to make your side look better, to distort the truth to make your guilt less obvious, said the poor and working class just won’t “take personal responsibility and care for their lives”? Where does he give you the authority or even permission to denigrate the beliefs of others? To question other people’s faith? To pretend the walk with God is exclusive to one political party? You show me that, or shut up about my faith!
I cannot imagine where Steve C’s anger at untenable women comes from, but I would think the role model Suzie offers would be a good guess. That must have been the word you were looking for, we already established that money attained you.
Frank talking about someone else’s faults being “self-evident” is truly hilarious.
You two make a cute couple.
Come on Steve C, don’t be so hard on Romney/Ryan, Nate gives them an 18.1% chance at winning.
#60 Not sure how to break this to you, suze, but IF you are actually the age you’ve hinted that you are (although that age has moved around by 5 or so years in various posts) and IF you are actually a woman, you’ve already reached the age where the vast majority of guys Steve’s age wouldn’t want to “attain” you. Yeah, if you actually had a bunch of money, some guys might be interested in the cash and the things it can buy, but that’s about it. No insult meant to women in general — I’m married to a wonderful woman who is older than you pretend to be — but that’s just the way it is.
“that steve c has become a characterization of himself is now self-evident.”
Something here is self-evident. Are you getting paid for this, Frank? Because this is some funny stuff.
“After all the time the GOP took to arrive at Rmoney, it’s hard to understand why his campaign ended up being so completely inept and inconsequential. The only time he registers on the national consciousness is when he does something boneheaded like the 47% thing. Otherwise, it’s as though Obama’s running unopposed.”
Kristin, it’s well known that Mitt is a control freak. He has admitted to being exactly that, and he’s attributed much of his success at Bain Capital to it. And now we’re witnessing, almost minute-by-minute, his limitations. We’ve got Frank Burns (from MASH) running for president.
Romney was a genius at legal corporate bust-outs. But business acumen doesn’t necessarily translate into a political leadership skills. And this is nothing personal. Einstein may have given us the Theory of Relativity, but he was a basket case when it came to making a souffle.
#62 Another Republican plot to try to tamp down voting that might go to Obama: Federal courts had to order some Florida counties not to shorten the early voting timeframe. I know this will shock you — the counties have large African-American populations and lots of of African Americans voted early four years ago.
And in Pennsylvania, NPR follows two elderly women who have to spend 4 hours getting their new voter ID. In addition, the DMV tires to charge one of them or what is supposed to be free. The good news? There appears to be at least some backlash that’s resulting in more of the people Repubs want to keep away from the polls registering.
Dan, Kinsley has a piece at RCP for Bloomberg saying something similar.
I never got how what he did at Bain qualified him for anything other than another job doing more of what he did at Bain. Stripping a company of assets then burying it doesn’t make for a leader of the free world. I’m sure his “leadership” skills were great when the choice was follow and get rich or get canned, but ,sadly for him, he’s not the direct report for the electorate.
I just keep expecting him to do something to stop the bleeding, but it might be too late. If he’s relying on the debates to throw him over the top, he’s nuts.
Richard Beason in the same post just said Romney is touting Romneycare and therefore is losing because of his Tea Party ideas.
Truly brilliant, Richard.
Oh Ron, you silly man, voter registration shenanigans only matter when ACORN does it!
75. Sizie – I agree with your sarcasm. That is the point, Romney is indeed trying both approaches and it is a sad joke as yuou just pointed out. Thanks for making my point.
72. Dan, I am sorry, but I don’t give that much credence to Mitt’s business acumen. He was fortunate to have hired extremely talented takeover specialists at Baine that have made him a fortune since he left. Romney’s lack of ability to manage a campaign is sure evidence that he ha limited managerial abilities. He appears more and more as a rich kid that was handed a candy store and luckily found people to run it for him. He may have made those cut throat decisions to close plants and lay off workers, but he is not capable of making the hard decisions.
Frankly Romney wasn’t my #1 choice. He should be out there hammering 0bamacare, but he’s tied his own hands without explaining the very real differences between his bill and 0bamacare. He’ll still win, but it will be short of what could have been. Rick or Michele would have truly created a movement and galvanized the conservative majority like no other. It would be a 15-point blowout instead of the 6 or 7 it’s likely to be with Romney.
Richard (and others),
One of the things this campaign has exposed is that Romney’s long string of business and poltical success seems to be as much charade as fact. I reckon it’s true that he helped build some businesses (Staples), from a distance. But he looted others. Did he turn around the corrupt SLC Olympics? Yeah — with much more money from the government than the Olympics have historically gotten. Was he elected governor of a liberal state? Sure, when he was pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-reducing carbon emission and pro-gun control.
With the greater exposure, the chickens have come home to roost. The wizard is a guy behind a curtain.
I would feel more comfortable with him if he had built a successful hotdog stand.
79. Suzie, no that is hilarious.
Sorry, but it would never work out between us. I have certain standards…
YOU MUST BE THIS EDUCATED TO RIDE THIS RIDE!
Stop your whining, pie boy; I’m going to be starting in on you shortly with some follow up about your prescient understanding about how Wisconsin is going all hook, line and sinker for Tommy, Mitt and chedderbomb. How’s the seeing into the future thingee workin’ out for you?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you old geezer. I hear you neck puking about how Wisconsin is following a republican trend that started with Walker, Blah, blah, blah. I bet you also believe that if you put your dentures under your pillow tonight the tooth fairy will make it rain down Benjamin’s and fresh tubes of Fixodent on you before you wake up.
#79 A preview of one of suzie’s excuses if Mitt loses. The other part of the excuse is that the MSM threw the election. (notice I say if Mitt loses; I’ve always said Mitt is the only Rethug candidate with a chance)
Alcoholic Steve C,
You sound a tad angry, Alcoholic Steven. What’s bothering you? Did you wake up in another puddle of your own vomit and excrement? No? Oh, I get it. You woke up in your front yard with nothing on but your diaper…again. You need to work on that, Alcoholic Steven. Your mobile home community is going to start getting irritated with all your drunken shenanigans.
And what, no exciting life updates on this thread, Stevie? Oh, come on you old washed up factory-working drunk. I mean, your last “me” update garnered one whole response from the entire blog, Alcoholic Steven. You should be proud. Anywho, have a good day at the plant. Don’t forget your lunch pail (and an extra diaper, just in case)
Re: Comment by Dan Casey — September 27, 2012 @ 10:51 am
“Frank Burns (from MASH) running for president” is a winner.
Not so sure about the “souffle” reference, however. A souffle is a plain dish all fluffed up with air appearing to have more substance that it actually is. I’d suggest that Frank — I mean Mitt has that down to a fine art.
The French verb souffler which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up” — an apt description of what Frank’s — I mean Mitt’s qualifications are.
Why you little scamp, you. You’d a thunk that if they would have taught you anything at Hollins it would have been proper manners…All the other girls I met from Hollins are models of grace and eloquence. What the hell happened to you? Did you learn nothing in the sewing circles there? Obviously, we’re dealing with a slow learner, here.
(door)matt, I don’t recall addressing you first for some reason…Hold on a sec and let scroll back through the last couple days of comments…hmmm…nope, I can’t see any evidence where this occurred. Just as I figured, (door)matt; Here’s the skinny since your ol’ man Frank never clued you in;
This here’s the problem with these newfangled liberalized and feminized institutions of ”higher learning”; they fill your soft little noggin full of these high falutin ideas, like for example that your opinion matters or that your Hollins degree is somehow equivalent to my MBA! No and No, (door)matt, it’s just not the same. You see, the masters degrees at Hollins were pretty much envisioned so that women of both sexes could fritter away a couple of years while waiting for their dreamboat to come sailing down from W&L and sweep her(him) of their feet and into a world where fixing coffee in the morning and folding laundry are essential and desirable skill sets (i.e., ones that don’t require a masters for, but I digress).
God’s knows what your poor pappy had to sacrifice to send you there, kid, but if they didn’t teach you the first thing about manners I’d say he’s got reasonable grounds to sue to recover his poorly reasoned and executed investment in Daddy’s lil’ prince(ss). Listen up because unlike you I’m a very busy man and I don’t have time to repeat myself. There are three essential rules in life you need to understand;
A-You’ll speak when your spoken to, and not damn second before then.
B- Children should be seen and not heard.
C- Silence is golden, but Duct tape is silver. Your softie ol’ man might have been too much of a pansy to teach you the difference but that doesn’t apply to me, junior.
Now pipe down and put your little tiara on and sashay into the kitchen and get your Grand Dad a cold beer or you’re really gonna’ get something to whine about!
“This here’s the problem with these newfangled liberalized and feminized institutions of ”higher learning”; they fill your soft little noggin full of these high falutin ideas, like for example that your opinion matters or that your Hollins degree is somehow equivalent to my MBA! No and No, (door)matt, it’s just not the same. You see, the masters degrees at Hollins were pretty much envisioned so that women of both sexes could fritter away a couple of years while waiting for their dreamboat to come sailing down from W&L and sweep her(him) of their feet and into a world where fixing coffee in the morning and folding laundry are essential and desirable skill sets (i.e., ones that don’t require a masters for, but I digress).”
–Comment by Steve C
I reckon you’re giving it the old college try in your efforts to shishkabob Steve C. But don’t give yourself a hernia or anything. All you’re doing is setting yourself up for a guy who would deserve a Pulitzer, if they had a category for insulting prose.
You’re playing with a master, and by comparison your stuff comes across as puny squeaks.
Alcoholic Steven C,
Yikes. Looks like I got under your skin a bit, eh? Good. That was the point, Alcoholic Steven. It’s interesting to note that it required so much oral flatulence for you to simply neck puke the same ol’ stuff: Hollins, comparing degrees, tiaras and such. Pretty weak, Alcoholic Steven. I’m telling ya, all that boozin’ and whorin’ is hurting your brand. Well, actually, I imagine the whorin’ doesn’t really apply anymore, considering your old age, the saddle sores, the arse boils, the alcoholism, and all the other ailments you’ve whined on this blog about having. Anywho…
As for degrees, Alcoholic Steven, undoubtedly you make a killing working 12 hour shifts at the plant. That MBA is truly doing wonders for you. I wish I could have gone that route, ya know? Only then could I be a single middle-aged washed up drunk who spends time in the evenings posting “life” updates on a blog frequented by roughly 12 people. I mean, if that doesn’t scream success, Alcoholic Stevie, what does? Your feeble, sissy, and insecure little “me” updates are desperate attempts for attention. They scream “I am Alcoholic Stevie, and I am a pathetic loser. Please, someone act like they care about my worthless and miserable life.” Face it Alcoholic Steven, you’re wasted.
FYI. I take great comfort in the fact that no matter how many times you extoll the supremacy of drunk Stevie, there you are, after nearly all of our exchanges, finding it necessary to cheerlead on his behalf (and this time with a mild smiley-face spasm). So…thanks. That means alot. And I’m sure Steven appreciates your cheerleading as well.
♫ If he only had a brain ♫ Poor lower case matt, he has no clue. It is that sad, deer in the headlights…going over the hood…and into the ditch to die, yelling, ‘take that, you damned car!”
matt: you know that point where your buddies should’ve made you leave the party because you were embarrassing yourself? Well, the party’s over and people are staring and shaking their heads.
You can call this cheerleading for Steve C all you want, but you’re getting freaking destroyed, man. You’re a one-armed flyweight fighting Junior Dos Santos. Disengage. Pull-out. Eject. Run. Don’t let what’s left of your dignity be crushed by your foolish, misplaced pride.
I hope this post finds you in good health and enjoying your weekend.
(door)matt, I know we’ve had our differences the last couple of weeks, but I’m in kind of a pickle, and I think that only a person with your kind of specific training and education can be of assistance…
I’ll just get straight to the point, (door)matt; your little sis was over at mi casa this morning (the timing might not be 100% accurate but that’s the point) and she had a “little oppsie” (her words not mine). Being that she was spawned in the same gene pool as you, well, I don’t have to tell you she ain’t the sharpest butter knife in the drawer. In any event, when li’ sis left my house I guess she was a little preoccupied because she cut through my neighbors back yard to take a short cut to the bus line and wouldn’t you know it, she stepped right in a big steaming pile of frank! I swear to God, (door)matt, it was like a constipated water buffalo rolled up to an all-u-can-eat buffet at the Golden Corral that only had 34% Fiber bars on it and than later just let loose with a mountain of steaming frank. It was friggin’ unbelievable! I know, I know; frank like this only happens to dopes like your litter mates. What are the chances, right? Thank God she was only wearing her work boots and thus wouldn’t be needing them for the foreseeable future. Anyway, you should have seen it; it was freakin’ hysterical watching her limping around like a stiff legged gimp trying to scrape the excess frank off her boot but to no avail. Me being the total gentleman that I am, I couldn’t allow her to ride the bus back home with frank all over her boots, so I did the right thing and had her take off the boots with the frank still clinging to them and had her walk barefoot to the bus stop (chivalry ain’t dead after all, huh?). Anyhoo, so I figured I’d try to clean the boots up for her (in case that job at Goodwill ever worked out and she’d need steel toes) but I swear to God that the crusty remnants of that frank she stepped in was still clinging to the boots like a chedderbomb supporter at a Hardees’ in Vinton during free bacon biscuit day! I tried using my yard hose in the high pressure setting but no dice with the frank. It just wouldn’t drop off. I even contemplated using my toilet brush to scrub the stubborn frank off, but of course that would have completely ruined a toilet brush that cost me a buck five at the wally world so that was out of the question. I also briefly contemplated using my actual doormat, but after like 2 seconds it occurred to me that even though my doormat was 6 years old it still had a year or two of serviceable life left in it and it would be a doggone shame if I used it to wipe the frank off sissys work boots, thus rendering it useless in any further capacity as a doormat.
So there I was wondering how in the heck I could salvage her boots when it struck me like a bolt of lightning out of the blue; while I briefly considered but subsequently discounted said buckfiddy toilet brush and six year old door mat, it occurred to me that the perfect frank debridement tool was right in front of me the whole time; your Hollins master degree is sitting perfectly unmolested just waiting for the right opportunity to be properly used in a manner befitting all the intellectual capital you expended earning it. Behold, (door)matt, your degree just found its “special purpose” in life; to clean up after your kin folk! And just think of the precious resources we’ll be conserving for far more suitable uses; Yup, that ol’ toilet brush and decrepit doormat will live to fight another day!
(door)matt, your shift at Starbuck’s ends at 3pm, no? The bus line is close to my house, so do you think you could high tail it over by like maybe 4:30 and bring your sheep skin with? Do you still remember where I live from that time this summer when I hired you to cut my grass? Hurry on over as quick as you can, son. Oh, and no short cuts through the neighbors yards!
Your previous post was much better than this last one. This last epic screed was simply a meandering waste of space, Alcoholic Steven. Ya know, I’m starting to feel cheated lately. It’s taking much more hot air for you to make your usual coherent and rational points. Those long shifts at the plant are really sapping your intellectual capacity. At least most of your tripe doesn’t usually require one to wade through a cesspool of rather less-than-funny metaphorical waste of bandwidth. Oh well, such is life with old drunks. Oh, and you mention Golden Corral…Didn’t your alcoholic mother used to manage that place…well, before the booze took control and they fired her and you guys ended up on the gov’t dole? Isn’t that how she was able to provide that amazing home over on Greenland? Yeah…so, anywho. You have a nice weekend, Alcoholic Steven. Be sure you keep a fresh pack of Depends handy in case you cough too hard…Mommy isn’t around anymore to change your diapers.
Again, like I stated previously, ol’ Alcoholic Steven needs your cheerleading. He thrives on it. That’s why the blog posse always has to come in and prop him up. I imagine it’s because people on the blog just feel sorry for Steve in general. And in regards to my getting “freaking destroyed” well, that would be your opinion, which you are entitled to. Heck, as far as opinions go, some could even say that ol’ suz has “freaking destroyed” you a time or two. Oh, well. It happens to the best of us. Either way, we all win some and lose some, and I can live with that.
Oh, and Junior Dos Santos isn’t all he’s propped up to be either, IMO. The only real fighter he’s ever faced was that fat, out of shape mullet Roy Nelson. And Roy Nelson took him all the way to a decision while taking Junior’s best shots round after round.
Do we need to have a daily OPEN thread, subcategory: insulting prose?
A little bit of it is like sipping some fine bourbon. Too much and it’s like being around a sloppy, loudmouthed drunk.
matt, buddy, you’ve beaten the alcoholic thing into the ground. Especially since there’s no evidence anywhere at all of steve being an alcoholic. And especially since we’ve had posters here before with obvious substance abuse problems. When you repeat it over and over and over and over and over and over and over, it’s just boring. And stupid.
If your master’s from Hollins is in creative writing, you need to ask for your money back.
#96 Dan, I’d say this thing between matt and steve has become little more than a variation on the battle MMM and I had going. Granted, steve’s insults and prose are much better that either MMM’s or mine, but still…
You wrote an entire paragraph (kind of) whining about me using the same insult too many times. Yet, in a massive bout of flailing and hypocrisy, you go on to use the “Hollins” thing, which has been worn out like Alcoholic Steve’s backside after a long night of partying with the male dancers he has over on the weekends. Now, back to your shine box, gdiddly.
#99 Sad, sad stuff, matt. You’ve also worn out the shoeshine box, shift work, fast food worker bit.
But it is good of you to demonstrate for every single person reading this blog your inbred biases, prejudices, and complete lack of understanding about anything to do with addictions. You truly are a dolt.
hey little stevie boy c, i almost referred to you as a low life, but, when considering your blathering posts and lack of thinking ability…., I’d say that ol’ combo renders you pretty “life” less, eh, little guy? and, the low-lifes reading this blog would be pretty offended, doncha know?
by the way, your kiddie glee over the fake polls is truly comical! please tell me, when the bookies lay heavy odds on one team to beat another, do they pay off before the game is played? of course not, you blithering, slobbering absolute idiot. of course not. the game gets played, and THEN the pay off happens…., after the game actually gets played. you are, beyond any sliver of doubt, stupid. INCREDIBLY stupid.
what happened up in Wisconsin after the last THREE state-wide elections? well, stevie little c…..wait for it….a little longer…..it’s coming….now! yep, the repubs squashed the libs. again, and again, and yep, again. go nurse on your polls, little stevie boy.
Fine, fine, fine; put the pup back in the whelping box and I’ll stop beating it with the rolled up newspaper as long as it doesn’t pee on the carpet and eat the cat’s poop anymore.
Somebody just make sure it gets created while I’m at work, please.
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