Another school shooting. This time an elementary school in Newtown CT. Details are still unconfirmed and sketchy as this literally happened just a few hours ago. I have heard anywhere from 14 up into the mid-20′s killed. The shooter is reported dead, as well. The age of the deceased is unknown, whether there are children or all adults. Quick update: Ed Schultz just said 18 children and 8 adults…. Over 100 rounds fired.
Now that the election has passed, many right-wing politicians, organizations, and the media have realized that their lies just do not hold as much water as they used to do. Several conservative congressmen were not reelected when many thought they were a shoo-in. Even more importantly, though, President Obama was re-elected, despite the heavy, malicious criticism thick with deceit. This plan of attack against the Democrat Party may have worked in the past, but it is now failing.
It never ceases to amaze me how people can turn into such an animal just for a discount. What’s amazes me even more is that had the crowd not been in a frenzy and everyone could lazily walk around and pick out what they want, the “grabbers” probably wouldn’t even want whatever item they just risked their lives over.
When I saw “Manufactured in China” on the back of an ”American Kennel Club” pork hide treat packaging (below), you could have knocked me over with a feather – or dog fur in this case.
Ollie is a friend’s little toy poodle who often comes to visit during the holidays while his mom goes out of town to see family. Thisis no different. Ollie is a cutie. A whiner, but cute. Sadly his mother feeds him grocery store crap, but he’s healthy and happy, so enough said there.
As expected, any Romney supporter (with heavy financing), was shocked at the final outcome from November 6th, the night President Obama retained his seat. We have all heard the whining, crying, finger-pointing, foul, and so on and so on. But there were a couple of items which stood out more than others.
We all know that Karl Rove flipped out on FOX News when they announced Obama won Ohio. The video is below if you haven’t seen it. Basically, Rove just could NOT understand what was happening, which is what I expected. Although he did have a very shocked “the sun just rose in the west” look on his face, and that is what surprised me. Even more shocking was hearing many top supporters and chiefs cry that Romney was supposed to win with a landslide. That is NOT what the polls had been showing the entire time.
Papa John’s International Chief Executive Officer John Schnatter — a supporter of former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and opponent of the Affordable Care Act — said he estimated compliance with the healthcare reform law would cost his company about $5 to 8 million annually.
The company made $1.2 billion in revenue last yer, with total operating expenses of $1.131 billion and a gross profit of $87 million.
Lately the hot topic in the news is that residents from a good majority of our states have now started on-line petitions requesting secession. Specifically these petitioners are asking to “Peacefully grant the State of [state name] to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” When I first caught wind of this story, I laughed loud and I laughed long. Naturally my first thought was a bunch of far right tea-bag conservatives – and racists – are throwing some pretty big tantrums and being a bunch of poor losers. And most of the people who are signing these petitions probably fall into that category. However, I just read an article posted on CBS News that explains some petitions have a bit of a different angle to this whole secession deal.
On Saturday night, a home explosion in the south side of Indianapolis IN leveled that house as well as the neighbor’s home immediately to their south. The Indianapolis Fire Department says the explosion happened in the 8400 block of Fieldfare Way, which is in a subdivision just off of Sherman Drive south of Stop 11 Road.
At a Sunday afternoon press conference, officials say damages are estimated at $3.6 million. Five homes are gone or need to be demolished. A total of 80 homes were affected. The cause of the explosion is still yet undetermined although natural gas is the suspected culprit.
All I want to say is thank goodness. It’s over. I don’t have to move to Canada now. Obama over Romney via Electoral College. Obama ahead in popular vote… but just barely. Numbers not yet final. All the news sites, major and independents, are all posting the results, so I’m not going to here. They’re not final anyway.
I’m also very happy to get Romney’s face off my TV and computer monitor. He’s been great blogging material, but he has wore out his welcome. Time to go back to regular news. I do wonder – and hope – if he’ll be audited for tax evasion….
“At a press conference in Toledo, Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), will announce that his union and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney’s so-called “blind” trust.”
I grew up in tornado alley and of course there is quite a bit of difference between the two. One major difference that keeps coming to my mind is the length of time. Tornadoes are “wham bam thank ya ma’am,” whereas Sandy (which is no longer being called a hurricane) is like the Eveready Bunny… just keeps going and going and going…. I’ll take my tornadoes.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are quite aware of the presidential election going on between incumbent President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Depending upon which news channel you are watching, the polls outcome will vary. I do want to briefly mention, though, that the polls after the third debate are unsettling…. For the most part in that debate, Romney sat back on his laurels and agreed a lot of what Obama has been doing with foreign policies. Romney was a “yes sir, no sir” debater that night. Then to see some polls favor Romney after this debate? Something smells fishy.
In the SL Tribune Editorial published Friday, the Tribune acknowledged that Romney had become the “state’s adopted son” after rescuing the Olympics from sure failure. That was the Mitt Romney that they had grown to know and love.
Fox News was covering a live car chase from their helicopter on Friday in Phoenix. Eventually, the suspect stops the stolen car, stumbles out, and continues on foot down the arroyo. He frequently trips and appears to be disoriented as though he is heavily under the influence of some sort of illegal drug. Yeah, he is high. Like any live news feed of a police chase, Fox News is eating this up! What happened next, though, no one was prepared for both in the Fox studio as well as the viewers. The anchor, Shepard Smith, was completely off guard.
Three pickup trucks of TransCanada’s Keystone XL construction workers are arriving on Highway 2088 outside Winnsboro, Texas. Their purpose? Tear down the trees, clear the brush, flatten the land, and erect a portion of the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline, if completed, will bring the tar sands from Canada down to the Houston area where it will be refined…. then sold to China and other countries. The Canadian Tar Sands is considered to be the most destructive project on Earth.
All the while the corporate leaders and their lobbyists are continually telling the people that the Keystone XL will provide millions of jobs and stock the United States with oil for many decades to come.
Mitt Romney’s famous last words as a Republican presidential candidate…
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”
… and then he fell on his face.
I love it! Flynt… you ARE the man! To all hackers, disgruntled ex-employees and accountants of Romney’s, and as well as insiders… Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt is offering up to $1 million for Mitt Romney’s tax returns and other financial information, such as off-shore bank accounts.
Just like many Republicans before him, Romney is not a fan of porn – even though one of porn’s most famous names is a big fan of Romney, or at least of the tax rate she thinks she’ll have under Romney. Porn star Jenna Jameson endorsed the Mormon candidate, saying “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”
A wonderful finale to three days of hope and inspiration for the future of our country. As always, Obama spoke eloquently and with a passion like no other who has stood in his place before him. Naturally, Obama spoke about his triumphs he devoted himself to see them happen, but yet, Obama did not speak about himself in a conceited manner. Throughout the speech, our President made it very clear that it was “us.”
Just like the first night of the convention, some incredible people with wonderful, uplifting and inspirational speeches. The speakers came to an end with Former President Bill Clinton giving the last speech – and what a speech it was! He firmly committed his support for President Barack Obama. Additionally, he went through all the Republican Obama-lies one-by-one, dissecting and tearing each lie apart.
Yesterday I was in change.org’s site to sign a petition… LOL and I can’t remember for the life of me what it was! Oh, I remember… a petition to ask Betty White to speak at the DNC. Well, anyway…. I saw an option where you can start your own petition and I thought, “Hell, why not?” Romney not disclosing his tax returns has really left a thorn in my side. Actually, more like a machete.
This certainly is not the first probe or rover to be sent to Mars, but for some reason, it seems like it to me. Perhaps it is due to the very intricate landing – which went off without a hitch, or perhaps it is simply due to the internet these days. Information and photos are available worldwide the very moment they are uploaded. I believe – with me, anyway – it is a combination of both. I have been completely enthralled with Curiosity and look forward to years of data sent back to earth.
Naturally, in being a liberal Democrat, I can think of dozens – if not hundreds – of reasons why Romney should not be president, and I’m sure Republicans feel the same way about Obama. However, there are two items about Romney which are key elements and shows the type of man that Mitt is – which is definitely NOT POTUS-material. There is nothing that Obama has done which can hold a candle to Romney’s deceptive nature. If you have been keeping up with the news on Romney, I’m sure you can guess at least one of the two.
Talk about a major “oops”! According to the NY Times, “An automated stock trading program suddenly flooded the market with millions of trades Wednesday morning, spreading turmoil across Wall Street and drawing renewed attention to the fragility and instability of the nation’s stock markets.”
“Traders on Wednesday said that a rogue algorithm repeatedly bought and sold millions of shares of companies like RadioShack, Best Buy, Bank of America and American Airlines, sending trading volume surging.”
Recently, the current COO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, has declared publicly that he is opposed to same-sex marriages. On July 16, Cathy appeared in The Baptist Press:
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
Gathered from the internet. If you are a supporter of Romney, I suggest you look away – but on second thought, read on and hope you become more educated in what this man is about, because he doesn’t care about you. Some memes are humorous – some are dead on serious, because Romney running for President is a very serious matter. He cannot win, else our country will collapse and the rich will prosper even more.
When a US citizen must show more tax returns to buy a home than a man who is running for President of the United States – and that man is refusing to show them – he most absolutely can NOT be trusted. It should be required that any candidate for POTUS must show at least 10 years of tax returns.