Guy Catches Girlfriend With A New Friend On Facebook And Gets Violent

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Random Musings1 Comment

The friend? Mitt Romney: JULY 31–Suspicious that his live-in girlfriend was planning an affair, a Tennessee man confronted the woman after spotting a photo of an unknown guy on her Facebook page, according to a police report. Lowell Turpin, 40, “angrily demanded to know who the male was,” reported Anderson County Sheriff’s Department investigators. Crystal Gray, 38, “replied that it was … Read More

Chik-Fallout

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YouGov BrandIndex polling shows that the public’s approval of Chick-fil-A has taken a nosedive since (Chick-fil-A’s president Dan) Cathy’s interview on July 16.  It has fallen from 65 to 39. Even in the South, where Chick-Fil-A is based and is most popular, the restaurant rating dropped from 80 (on July 16) to the current 44. [Source]

Does Romney Know What He Is Saying?

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Here's Romney at a fundraiser in Jerusalem on Monday: Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent. You spend eight percent of G.D.P. on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our G.D.P. on health care, 10 percentage points more….We have to find ways — … Read More

Romney’s Stupidity Tour Continues

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And in Israel: In a breakfast meeting this morning, the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who breakfasted at the King David Hotel: "As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, … Read More

Two Stories

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Romney ‘Looking Forward’ To Returning Churchill Bust to White House LONDON –  Mitt Romney, speaking to a group of more than 200 supporters in hotel in the heart of London this evening, said he is “looking forward” to returning the bust of Winston Churchill to the White House after it was sent back to Great Britain by President Obama. The … Read More

Good Day for Romney

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He managed not to hock a loogie at the Queen. But the damage seems to have been done.  As The Guardian reports, some are saying that Romney is "worse than Palin".  Well, that's gotta hurt: In terms of winning British hearts and minds, Mitt Romney's attempt to burnish his credentials on the international stage as a potential future world leader has … Read More

Romney’s Olympics

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It's Olympic time, and Romney is in London for the games.  This, he thinks, is good for him.  Because, after all, when the Olympics were in Salt Lake City in 2002, it was Mitt Romney who stepped in when the events were rocked by scandal and mismanagement.  It's one of the only items on his resume that he will discuss without … Read More

FACT CHECK: Romney-Bain Contacts Outlasted Exit.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he had no active role in Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, after he exited in February 1999 to take over Salt Lake City's Winter Olympics bid. But according to Bain associates and others familiar with Romney's actions at the time, he stayed in regular contact with his … Read More

Near Death At Seaworld

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Remarkable and scary video of a trainer at Seaworld being attacked by an Orca.  From 2006, this was just released through a FOIA request. It gets wild about 1:30 into the video. The Orca grabbed a trainer's foot. The man gets pulled under, then after a while the animal resurfaces and stays at the surface for a while, still holding the … Read More

No, They Didn’t Build It Alone

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Take a look at this Romney commerical, which takes to task Obama's line (which is quoted out-of context) about businesse owners not building their business alone:   Now consider this: The New Hampshire Union Leader’s John DiStato today reports that in 1999 the business in question, Gilchrist Metal, “received $800,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds issued by the New Hampshire Business … Read More

Ugly Wingnut Quote Of The Day

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I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice. — James Taranto (@jamestaranto) July 25, 2012 Taranto is a writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal. UPDATE —  Wonkette snarks: The fact that Taranto devotes about 40 acres of WSJ column space per year to the perils of feminism and sexual harrassment law, (and like the greatest minds … Read More

Greenland Suddenly Melting

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Uh-oh: WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say there's been a freak event inGreenland this month: Nearly every part of the massive ice sheet that blankets the island suddenly started melting. Even Greenland's coldest place showed melting. Records show that last happened in 1889 and occurs about once every 150 years. NASA says three satellites saw what it calls unprecedented melting over four days beginning July 8. … Read More

From The Mouth Of Babes

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

Fox News is stupider than two kids. Still annoyed at Obama's comments about how even successful businesses need outside help, the morning Fox show Fox and Friends turned to the ultimate source to prove its point: two little girls who run a lemonade stand. But despite obvious leading questions from host Brian Kilmeade, the girls actually confirmed what Obama said: On Tuesday, "Fox and … Read More