Mitt the Nit Wit

Mitt Romney opened his mouth and inserted his foot with a line that could have gotten in him a heap of trouble. He caught himself, sort of and wormed out his bad choice of words… The transcript… Do you remember that during the Ronald Reagan-Jimmy Carter debates, that Ronald Reagan came up with this great thing about the Misery Index? And he hung that around Jimmy Carter’s neck and that had a lot to do with Jimmy Carter losing. Well we’re going to have to hang the Obama Misery Index around his neck. And I’ll tell you, the fact that you’ve got people in this country really squeezed with gasoline getting so expensive, with commodities getting so expensive, families are having … Continue reading

A Loose Cannon

I’m loathe to keep posting about Donald Trump but his behavior as he mulls over running for president is so disturbing and surreal to me. Yesterday’s speech by Trump in Las Vegas, is just the latest example of a loose cannon with multiple screws loose. A partial transcript of Trumps f-bomb laden speech in Las Vegas yesterday, is available at KTNV-TV. It’s grown very tiresome watching this pompous, rude, comb-over crack-pot dominate the news cycle. He’s getting what he wants, publicity… while the real issues of the day are being pushed aside. Sad… disturbing and troublesome.

Dump Trump

I think historian Doug Brinkley is on the right path with his call for NBC Entertainment to Dump Trump… We don’t have to blame “the media” for dealing with this issue. We have to blame NBC Entertainment. They need to dump Trump from his primetime news show. He’s a poison toad on the airwaves. What corporate sponsor is going to be buying ad time for Donald Trump’s show. Any company that goes into Trump and is willing to pay is going to find consumer boycott like they’ve never seen before. If you are going to do what Trump did and go after the President of the United States in such a grotesque and disingenuous way you better cough up the … Continue reading

Supreme Court Sides With Corporate America Again

Score another for the corporations, against the little people… Consumers ‘betrayed’ by high court ruling on class-action suits: Fine print in everyday consumer contracts can include provisions that require Americans to surrender their rights to file class-action lawsuits, the U.S Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, overturning a lower court ruling. The ruling could have immediate impact on consumers’ ability to fight against companies when they feel their rights have been violated. It also raises questions about the future of class-action cases. Why does the conservative leaning Supreme Court hate the little people?

President Obama Releases Long Form Birth Certificate

President Obama released his long form birth certificate today with the hopes of putting an end to this non-issue conspiracy theory distraction stirred up yet again, by Donald Trump and other “birthers.” Obama’s birth certificate is posted on the White House Web site. It shows that President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is signed by Hawaii state officials and Obama’s mother. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said: At a time of great consequence for this country – when we should be debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once again distracted by a fake issue.  The President’s hope is that with this step, we … Continue reading

MA Senate 2012: Alan Khazei Is In, Massie Hires Trippi

Massachusetts Democratic activist Alan Khazei announced today that he will run for the Democratic party nomination to face Sen. Scott Brown (R).  Khazei, co-founder of the non-profit group City Year, posted the announcement on his website and said he is holding a kickoff event in Boston. “Today I’m announcing that I am an official candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts in 2012,” he wrote. “We have to grow our economy, create new jobs, and expand opportunity for the middle class. Together, we can do it.” Politico reports that Bob Massie, who announced his run for the nomination has hired Joe Trippi as his top political advisor. That should be a big boost to Massie, who’s been working hard trying to build up a war chest. Trippi began his … Continue reading

Why GOP Presidential Candidates Are Opting Out

Haley Barbour announced late yesterday he would not run for president in 2012. If folks are wondering why potential GOP candidates seem to have a tough time deciding whether or not to run this election, here’s a list of five reasons they may be opting out. The Donald is still flapping his jaw with talk that he’ll run and apparently Rudy Giuliani isn’t ruling it out yet either. Ron Paul is exploring… President Obama’s approval rating may be low right now, but Republicans still seem to feel he’ll be tough to beat. And they are right. Regardless of that sentiment, here’s the last line from the RNC’s Presidential Straw Poll, question 2: “Will you help our Party counter the Obama money … Continue reading

Down for the Count: America’s Fascination With Royalty

In case you’re in a funk because you think the reason you didn’t receive an invitation to the royal wedding is because the Brits are still ticked off about that silly little skirmish back in 1776, the American media have a solution for you. The media had been pumping out news, features, and gossip about the wedding for more than three months. Almost every radio, TV, and cable network, except for maybe the Cartoon Channel, will be covering the wedding on Friday. All. Day. Long. Coverage begins at 3 a.m. EDT (8 a.m., British Standard Time) and finally ends before the bars close. In addition to extensive live coverage of the procession and wedding itself, ABC, CBS, and NBC are … Continue reading