Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rom-kneed in the Newts

WHUT ?!!

Is Newt Moot? -or- Super Pacs Pack Powerful Punch

  In case you haven’t heard, Mitt Romney won the Republican primary in Florida today. Romney-47%/ Gingrich-31%/ Santorum-13%/ Paul-7%. “Carpet-bombing” is what Newt Gingrich called it.  92% of the ads run in Florida were negative.  $30 million worth. Democrats are loving it!  Next stop Nevada.  I wonder if the candidates will play fair in Las Vegas?  What are the odds?

– L. Morales

Conservatives Shun Republican Party

Joe Scarborough: Republicans are not Conservative

     Joe:  “When Ronald Reagan ran in 1980, aides and everybody talked about how he was stupid.  We found out after he passed away that every time he sat on a plane, a train, a car, he was constantly reading, constantly writing things down – so by 1980 he understood what it meant to be a Conservative. (Reading Mika’s eyes one could imagine her thinking “comic books and tic-tac-toe”).  We conservatives feel betrayed by the Republican Party.  George Dubya Bush was going to be a conservative president; he doubled the national debt, he took a $150 billion surplus and turned it into a $1 trillion deficit.  He said he was going to rid the world of tyranny in all four corners.  Bush’s ideas were not conservative ideas.  So are we going to rush into the arms of Mitt Romney and make it 4 more years of big government Republicanism (not Conservatism)?  Just telling me Mitt Romney is not as bad as Barack Obama – that’s not enough for me.”

     Frankly, to hear those words coming out of a Republican mouth – shocking!  I remember when Bush the Illegitimate  was in office, each and every one of his policies were vigorously defended by the Republicans.  If one were to disagree, you would be called “un-American” and the Republican party would search for ways to crush you either personally or professionally. Ask the Dixie Chicks.  Ask Helen Thomas.  How soon we forget.  The one trait Conservatives and Republicans share?  Hypocrisy.

      A shout-out to Starbucks Coffee.  Whatever you’re putting in the coffee – keep it up!

– L. Morales

Peeing in the Wind

                      Republican takes Cup and goes Home

     Indiana General Assembly Representative Jud McMillin withdrew yesterday – the welfare drug testing bill.  Confident that his bill would pass constitutional muster,  (a Federal judge had already struck down a similar Florida* law requiring drug testing of all welfare recipients; determining this to be an “unreasonable search and seizure” ) (Jud’s bill would allow welfare recipients to opt-out of random screening, but by doing so could only be screened if they aroused “reasonable suspicion” (by demeanor, arrest record, or missed welfare appointments) Rep. McMillin  withdrew his bill only after Democratic Representative  Ryan Dvorak successfully amended it.  The amendment required that standards imposed on welfare recipients be applied to everyone who receives government money.  That, of course, includes legislators.  Perhaps Rep. Jud McMillin needs about six months or so to cleanse his system?

* Florida Gov. Rick Scott founded Columbia Hospital Corp. in 1987 and had to resign as CEO of Columbia/HCA under the scandal over their Medicare billing practices.  He was paid $9.88 million to leave and owned 10 million shares in the company at the time.  $350 million in case you were wondering.  The company was subsequently found guilty of  the largest Medicare fraud in U.S. history.  They agreed to the 14 felonies and had to pay over $600 million in damages. Elected in 2010 by the ignorant Tea Party wave, he pressured his Florida legislature to implement the welfare drug testing policy.  By doing so he unwittingly proved his own stated beliefs wrong.  The collected data showed that 98% of Florida welfare recipients were drug free.  Another stereotype bites the proverbial dust.    …Coincidence?: In 2001, Governor Rick Scott founded the drug testing company that was awarded the only contract to test welfare recipients in Florida.  In April 2010, he sold his stock in the company.  $62 million in case you were wondering.
– L. Morales

Miss Me Yet?

The Disrespect Continues…

                                     Leatherface to Face

          Arizona Governor Jan Brewer continued the Republican theme of disrespecting the office of the President of the United States.  She was photographed yesterday wagging her tail finger at President Obama on the airport tarmac where she came to “welcome him”.  When questioned about the photo -op incident she said, “I wasn’t angry at all, I felt a little bit threatened* if you will – in the attitude that he had.  He wanted to talk about my book and I thought he was pretty thin skinned.”  Thin skinned.  Thin skinned…

On “Now With Alex Wagner” they discussed the incident.  Apparently Pres.  Obama was not pleased with her misrepresentation of a meeting they once had.  After the meeting, she stated that things went well, but in her book Scorpions for Breakfast (that explains it), she said he “spoke down” to her.  Alex said, “…particularly around President Obama, there’s this feeling of license that I think a lot on the Right feel they have to attack him personally, and to get really up close with their attack.  Whether its Rick Santorum (Google it) not defending the fact that President Obama is a Christian and American born citizen that deserves to legally hold the office of President; whether its Jan Brewer accosting him on the tarmac – I think its something about  Obama that sort of engenders this personal ire.”  Something about Obama… something about Obama?  So close, so close and yet so far away.  Let me help you Alex, he’s BLACK.

* code word often used to demonize the Black male; to insinuate that the Black man is violent and one’s safety (virtue in the case of the White woman) is to be feared for.
– L. Morales


Computer Blues

        Communication Breakdown

     Sorry guys… being held hostage by my computer.  Negotiations going well.  Final demands: a new hard drive and reinstallation of Windows OS.  Hopefully the transaction will go smoothly.  Will be back to business soon – much to catch up on…  (Too much hypocracy, too little time.)  

– hang in there Kominki !

– L. Morales


Ben Bernanke’s Solution To The Housing Crisis: Renting Foreclosed Homes

The next theft?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Iowa Caucai

                    Ubiquitous Santorum -or- Iowaaaaa?

     Santorum is on everyone’s lips today.  And rightfully so.  Presidential contender Rick Santorum placed a very close and very respectable 2nd in the first Republican presidential contest.  9 votes and he would have won.  Having not nearly as much financial backing as Mitt Romney, he employed an alternate tactic and canvassed the hell out of Iowa.  Spending 250 days and stopping at each of Iowa’s 99 counties paid off.  In the group of right wing ideologues with cockeyed ideas, he is second on the list.  Congratulations!

– question for the Iowa voters: What the hell is a Pizza Ranch?

– L. Morales

Iowa Decides on the Decider

  In Iowa its Willie Geist

     Still way too early to call, Iowa Republicans are currently voting on who is to represent them in the 2012 Presidential election.  Each uniquely flawed, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum (google it), seem to be the favorites – with Newt Gingrich hanging on.

       Whoever wins this contest may be a hard pill to swallow for the Republican Party.  Kool-aide anyone?

– L. Morales
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