CORRECTION: WEAPONS BANNED, NOT GUNS
James Valente: “If you scroll down in the link you posted, you’ll see that an update/correction was subsequently posted. No guns were allowed in the convention hall by Secret Service, but the 7.4 mile radius refers only to ‘weapons,’ which did not, incidentally, include guns. (Tampa’s Democratic mayor requested […]
REPUBLICANS RELY ON GOVERNMENT, BAN GUNS
Of all the places to impose a 7-square-mile ban on guns! How weird. Don’t Republicans know guns don’t kill people, people kill people? They should be banning people, not guns, from their convention. The ironies abound.
AND IN RELATED NEWS
This fake video from the Onion News Network […]
“Too much about the Republican candidate for the presidency is far too mysterious,” says The Economist.
When Mitt Romney was governor of liberal Massachusetts, he supported abortion, gun control, tackling climate change and a requirement that everyone should buy health insurance, backed up with generous subsidies for those who could not afford […]
Watch. The pay-off comes in 80 seconds.
THERE’S A SITE CALLED YIDDISH CURSES FOR REPUBLICAN JEWS
Well, of course there is. (Sample curse: “May you live to a hundred and twenty without Social Security or Medicare.” Or how about: “May the secretary your husband is schtupping depend on Planned Parenthood for […]
Four videos today. Let’s start with this one. Short, funny, and topical:
HOW TO SPOT LEGITIMATE RAPE – 2 Minutes
Evelyn MacPhee: “I adore this song. I am sending it to 60 of my closest friends.”
FLIP FLOP MAN – 6 Minutes
No one should be criticized for changing his mind as […]
ROMNEY AND YOUR GRANDMOTHER
Some helpful reporting by the New York Times, as swing-state voters are assaulted by dishonest Romney ads (emphasis added):
Patients Would Pay More if Romney Restores Medicare Savings, Analysts Say.
Mitt Romney’s promise to restore $716 billion that he says President Obama “robbed” from Medicare has some health care experts […]
Yesterday I noted that Republicans want to make gun-buying easy but voting hard (at least where that will help them win). But the Republican in this radio ad doesn’t want gun-buying to be easy for everybody.
BOWLES (OF SIMPSON-BOWLES) ON THE ROMNEY BUDGET
Here, in the Washington Post:
. . . This month, […]
Basically, if you make it easy for everyone to vote, say the Republicans, it won’t be fair — the Democrats will win. In 2008, according to this recent article, 100,000 votes were cast in the three days of early voting just prior to election day that the Republicans have now canceled. In justifying this, […]
“Republicans: Dedicated to diminishing democracy, one voter-suppression tactic at a time.”
Seriously: what do you think?
Where for decades the country trended toward making it easier to vote — allowing women to vote, for example, and then blacks — the Republicans are now working full throttle to make it harder: cutting back on […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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