Friday, August 24, 2012

SAR #12236

For a brief while, 'democracy' included letting even the poor vote...

And Another Thing... Now Romney says he isn't going to release his tax returns on religious grounds, because it would make public his donations to the Church of the Latter Day Saints. “It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church." So has he been giving them more than the standard 10%? Nah, I didn't think so either.

Numb-ers: Initial unemployment claims were up (4,000) for a second week of smallish increases. Existing home sales rose in July, for the fifth straight month, according to the NAR, and the median home price increased 9.4% y/y to $187,300.

As The World Turns: Someone asks, “Why are their no bankers in jail?” Which part of 'masters of the universe' and 'doing God's work' don't you understand?

Back At It: Thousands of students marched in Montreal – just as they have on the 22nd of each of the last six months – protesting the Liberal government of Premier Charest. There are two weeks left before Quebec's parliamentary elections.

Free And Independent: As many as 1 out of 3 US workers are “freelancers, temporary workers, on contract, or on call...” Which means low pay, no benefits, no security and no future. But given current trends, they are the future.

Bon Mot: Is Obama responsible for Isaac's heading towards Florida come Monday because he runs the National Hurricane Center? Do you think the Republican base will buy it? Don't Rush your answer...

Check's In The Mail: Opening the mid-Atlantic coast and the national parks to oil drilling and letting the states manage energy production on federal land will create 3 million jobs and make the US, Canada and Mexico energy independent within the next 8 years. According to The Mitten, "This is not some pie in the sky kind of thing." Nope, it's two or three pies in the sky.

Freedom Of The Press: Reporters may interview The Mitten, as long as no questions are asked about abortion, Todd Akin, or his tax returns. “The press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it.” Sherlock Holmes.

In The Hinterlands: In Alaska, candidate Mark Ewing wants the state to stop “spending millions and millions of dollars educating children that have a hard time making their wheelchair move...” Fella running for Senate in Washington state told a blogger via email to “go fuck yourself”. And a man that wants to be the sheriff in Hillsborough County , NH assures voters that if elected he will use deadly force “stop doctors from performing abortions.”

Porn O'Graph: Something's happening here...

The Parting Shot:


Beat it.


Anonymous said...

I think it was LBJ that was notorious for self limiting the questions he would answer, but the press was less fawning in those days. W and Dick also made a limit or two on questions they would allow.

Mitt'n seems to be backing himself into the right most corner of the spectrum. So much for running from the center. We will have every crack-pot, paranoid, fake outraged plot and conspiracy floated. I can just see the country being given over to the boogey-man of your pick, like the un or the sharia or the gay dark Mexican atheists.

Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III said...

My impression of Mr. Romney is that he suffers from the mistaken idea that his wealth and ability to maneuver in the land of high finance (and low deeds)bestow on him the rank of "privileged". Politicians have always "self-limited" their answers by hearing the question they want to hear or at least answering the question they wanted to hear. But the laying down of the rules is a different matter, and it is his right to do so. But not his privilege. ckm.