Below is an infographic showing the “World’s Richest Men.” At the top of the list, out of Mexico, is the wealthiest person, Carlos Slim. Ranked by assets in US$ billions, Carlos Slim has acrued assets at approximately $74 billion.
When reading a little bit about Carlos, there was one portion of one sentence which made my skin crawl. The first sentence reads:
“The world’s richest man, who doubled his assets between 2008 and 2010, is a classic example of a tiny global elite, who have used monopolies, government corruption, and the support of the World Bank and the IMF, to privatise public resources and extract vast wealth from ordinary people, often in the global South.”
New 30 second ad put out… You know, sometimes the truth hurts – and this ad is metaphorically the absolute truth. Romney wants to pick YOUR pockets via increasing YOUR taxes while giving the 1% even MORE tax breaks.
And ladies, be careful. One woman in this video is pretty sure that the Mitt picked her pocket for her birth control. Romney has declared that he will “get rid” of Planned Parenthood. There goes birth control, breast exams and many other women’s health-related exams. I have always, and will always, support Planned Parenthood. They were there for me when I became sexually active at the young age of 16 – thirty years ago.
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.
It is time for a reminder on which states and what they’re doing against women and their reproductive rights. The War Against Women erupted practically overnight earlier this year and millions of people, both women and men, stood their ground against the far right wing’s bills and laws which heavily undermine a woman’s right to making her own decisions about her reproduction and abortion. The War has quieted as far as the front-running news, but it most certainly has not been forgotten by women all over the country. So, with this year’s presidential election only three months away, it is time to remind everyone what is going on with the War Against Women and the war’s relationship to Romney.
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.
Day two has passed for Mitt Romney’s trip to London, and the media is having a field day. They have even come to the conclusion that Mitt Romney is worse than Sarah Palin. Ouch!!! That has to hurt! And for the cover of The Sun to headline “Mitt the Twit”…. oh, boy oh boy. It’s just best for Romney to leave the country with his tail tucked between his legs and return home to his two daddies – the Koch Brothers. I have been laughing so hard at Mitt’s gaffes, but in all seriousness, this is horribly embarrassing – even for Obama supporters, like myself, who revels when Romney puts his foot in his mouth. Why should we be so embarrassed? Because we are showing the world the type of fool who is running for President of the United States. This was the best of the Republican Party??? Completely and totally humiliating.
I can not stop laughing! I have had a grin from ear to ear (my muscles are beginning to hurt) for over an hour now while reading the news from London and watching various footages. It is clearly apparent that Mitt Romney is NOT in high standing in London. In fact, when I was watching CNN this morning, a British correspondant hit the streets and asked people passing by if they knew who Mitt Romney was. No one had ever heard of him. Of course, this is just one area of London and only a few dozen were asked, but looks like Mittens is batting .000 in that section of London.
What is so VERY sad is that this is true. Ironically true. It needs to be required that anyone who registers as a presidential candidate MUST disclose his/her last 14 years of tax returns.
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Republican Presidential choice Mitt Romney shocked the political world today by releasing a picture of his choice for Vice-President—a man who, political insiders admit, was on nobody’s short or long list.
The photo shows Mr. Romney’s Veep pick, whose face was immediately recognizable to millions of Americans, wearing his trademark top hat and carrying what appears to be a moneybag, with currency of various denominations trailing behind him.
Mitt Romney is boasting about his success behind Bain Capital – but is this really something he should be bragging about? Sure, he made millions – but in the style that mobsters made their money back in the day.
In the organized crime world, the business practice is known as a bust out. A group of investors — in Soprano’s case, an entire family — looks for companies that have a strong underlying business but are in distress thanks to heavy debt burdens. The investors then take over the company. In the mob’s case, the family presents the business with a very high-interest loan — an offer which, under the financial circumstances, is difficult to refuse — and effectively takes control of the company with the threat of physical violence. Private equity investors, by contrast, buy control of the company’s board by purchasing the firm’s stock. But for both private equity firms and the mafia, investors use their control of the firm to take on more debt, while at the same time cutting costs by laying off workers.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave…. Late last week, it has been brought to the public’s attention that there are some contradictions when it comes to whether or not Romney was an active part of Bain Capital after Feb. 11, 1999, when he left to “rescue” the SLC Olympics (by using tax payers dollars).
There have been findings of Romney’s signatures on Bain documents and he is listed as CEO, lone stockholder, etc. If this all comes out to be true, Romney could potentially be brought up on charges of fraud to the SEC.
Therefore… the BEST Mitt Romney meme ever as Romney looks towards Obama as his attorney – and Obama flat out disses Mittens.
Huffington Post: Mitt Romney Bain Capital Filings Link Him To Politically Problematic Companies After 1999
The Washington Post: Do Bain SEC documents suggest Mitt Romney is a criminal?
Forbes: Did Romney’s 2002 Bain Capital CEO Filing Violate The Exchange Act?
Earlier today, someone had posted the traits of a sociopath and how the list fit Mitt Romney nearly to a “T.” I decided to do a bit of research to firm up exactly what a sociopath is, but when doing so, I discovered that there are two types of personality disorders which are very similar to one another – one being a sociopath and the other a psychopath. Is Romney one or the other? After reading through about a dozen or so sites and journals, I FIRMLY believe he is, and I find that he fits the traits listed for a psychopath rather than a sociopath. In most cases, these two are nearly the same, but the primary difference is that sociopaths are very disorganized and cannot maintain relationships, whereas psychopaths can. Often times, serial killers are classified as one or the other. Although I have a lot of disdain for Romney, I do not believe he has the capability of being a killer – other than a job-killer.
Today, Mitt Romney really made a very baaaaad mistake. When speaking to the NAACP in Houston, he – once again – declared his promise to repeal “ObamaCare.” I can only imagine how his heart and stomach sunk when he was met by several seconds of boo’s from the crowd and realized the enormous mistake he made. I do wonder, however, if the booing would not have been so bad if he had used the correct name of the act, which is the Affordable Healthcare Act. When “ObamaCare” is said in the manner in which Romney does, it comes across as derogatory. Naturally Obama has supporters of all races, ages, nationalities, and so on. But he most definitely has a large amount of support from the NAACP.
According to a report from the Department of Education, the number of homeless students in the U.S. topped one million for the first time during the 2010-2011 school year. The number includes students enrolled in public preschool through 12th grade, and as the Orlando Sentinel pointed out, “the figure actually underestimates the number of homeless children by excluding infants, toddlers, preschool-aged children who aren’t enrolled in public programs and homeless children who are home-schooled.”
Imagine… George Carlin as President of the United States. Every right-winger would have a heart attack, and every liberal, or semi-liberal, and probably a fair amount of those who are neutral, would all be dancing the “happy dance.” Or dancing just like Obama did which the SCOTUS announced that the Affordable Health Care Act was not unconstitutional…
I know I would be doing this dance…. Now, I am a liberal registered as a Democrat and a supporter of Obama – even though he has done a few things I do not care for. But sometimes a leader needs to go to extremes and basically say “F-you” to those in your way is what needs to be done, and that you’re tired of their bullshit. Carlin would most definitely tell people like Boehner to kiss his ass….
“Nowhere to be found in President Obama’s 54-minute speech this afternoon was a new idea, proposal, or plan to fix our economy….”
“Under President Obama, Gas Prices Have Soared….”
“The Keystone XL Energy Pipeline is a proposed crude oil pipeline that is 36 inches in diameter and 1,700 miles long that would extend from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The construction of the pipeline would create more than 20,000 direct jobs and 118,000 indirect jobs while battling the high cost of gas….”
These are only a few of the lies being told by Speaker of the House John Boehner, as well as Mitt Romney and the Republican Party as a whole. I am sure there are plenty of Democrats, too, but I it appears as though the GOP has an specific agenda in mind…. All you have to do is remember what Mitch McConnell said about making sure Obama is a one-term president. Our Congress has the power within their grasp to turn our economy around and create more jobs. But will they? No they will not. We are all martyrs to them simply and purely because they will not purposely do ANYTHING which will make President Obama look good.
While driving into work, I listen to The Stephanie Miller show on progressive talk radio. Today her guest was former Governor Minnesota Jesse Ventura. He is out promoting his new book ‘Democrips and Rebloodlicans: No More Gangs In Government,’ but had some very interesting things to say. For example, he talks about tea party money funding and says Presidential candidates should have to wear “Nascar outfits” so they have patches about “who owns them.” Ventura writes about income inequality in his book and says if Mitt Romney is elected as President, Americans “are getting Gordon Gekko.” Additionally, Ventura quips, “Corporations have no soul, all they have is a bottom line.”
There have been many items within Mitt’s history that when combined together as one becomes a very frightening sense of foreshadowing of what is yet to be should he take office as POTUS. In review, first off, we all know the story of how Mitt and his family drove across country with his dog, Seamus, riding in a dog crate on top of their vehicle – for a 12-hour drive. Seamus ended up defecating in his crate so much that the feces ended up sliding down the rear window.
BREAKING NEWS: Mitt Romney cracks. Dons an Edward Scissorhands persona.
It appears as though the pressure is too much for Romney. A shocking story swept through the news revealing how Romney was a bully in high school and chopped off another student’s hair. Phillip Maxwell, who is now an attorney and still considers Romney an old friend, witnessed Romney hold the scissors to cut the hair of a student who was being physically pinned to the ground by several others. Maxwell continued to describe the incident which he witnessed with his own eyes (like he’s going to witness it with someone else’s eyes?), “It was a hack job … clumps of hair taken off.” The victim was a student who displayed effeminate actions and Romney thought the student was gay.
I would like to share some photos – which are further down this page below the video – that I took in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the national march protesting the Republican Party’s “War on Women.” Not surprisingly, the GOP is now denying that they are waging any war on the women in our country. How can they not see what is as plain on the nose on our faces? Because extreme right wing conservatives believe firmly in a hierarchical system. Men are at the top. Excuse me… white men. Followed by white women… about 5 steps behind, pregnant and getting ready to cook their dinner. Any one else is of little to no importance to them – unless they serve a purpose as Allen West does in Florida.
Here are a couple short commercial parodies about our countries favorite Presidential Candidate joke… Mitt Romney.
First, we have “It’s Mittens Time.” Rather than grab that Miller beer after a hard day of firing people, sit down with ol’ Mitt and enjoy a cold-hearted Mitten Beer, brought to you by Bain’s Brewing Company in Laid-off, Wisconsin:
Heehee… not sure who created this, but I’ve been chuckling since I first saw it. Although I did add the clown in the background crowd…. I wish the dogs, at least Seamus, could have had his day and lived to see Romney on top of a car just like this.
The creator of the Dogs Against Romney website says he is not at all satisfied by Mitt Romney’s latest comments about his 1983 decision to transport the family dog in a crate on top of the car during a drive to Canada.
When ABC’s Diane Sawyer asked the Republican hopeful if he would travel with his dog that way again, Romney responded, “Certainly not with the attention it’s received.”
Credit: Mario Piperni
As Republicans settle on a nominee – although not yet official, Romney pretty much has the Republican Candidacy in a bag – let’s take a look at some of the unforgettable moments from this unforgettable primary. Some may consider many of Romney’s statements more along the lines of infamous.
Another “Found on the Internet” photo. Here we have Mitt Romney standing on a chair speaking to the gathered crowd. The chair is a bit small and I’m sure unsturdy so a man is kindly holding it steady for him. But the caption someone put in this photo is choice!