Monday Afternoon Open Thread

I gotta go occupy Walmart. Keep it real until I get back.


Somehow I just can’t picture Jeebus hiking up his robe and pinching a loaf on a Roman police chariot.

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59 Responses to Monday Afternoon Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Is there some kind of news blackout on Romney?

    They talk about him, but they don’t report what he’s doing/saying.

    • indigogrrl1 says:

      blackout? YOU RACIST!

    • DM says:

      Romney is in the news. Here is an example:

      A CEO Often Makes a Lousy Candidate
      Josh Green: “Romney’s problem is not that he’s brought too little executive rigor to the job of running for president — it’s that he’s brought too much. He’s behaved too much like a businessman (or a consultant) and not enough like a politician.

      Romney is not a politician. That’s bad.

    • angienc says:

      Reporting on what he does & says doesn’t actually help the narrative.

      The times they are *forced* to actually show what he does & says it takes a lot of hard work to spin it into a gaffe to help Obama (Example: the RNC convention & Mitt’s “Obama promised to heal the planet & slow the rise of the ocean. My promise is to help you and your family” had to be spun into a complete DISASTER for Romney — his speech was cobbled together crap, etc and, of course what a GREAT SUCCESS the DNC convention was for Obama & how his crappy speech was “on purpose” while ignoring the fact that he couldn’t fill BOA stadium. Another example is the 9/12 Romney press conference where he actually defending the First Amendment & took questions from the press v. Obama’s reading a statement that was only a eulogy for Ambassador Stevens in the Rose Garden, without taking any questions, before jetting off to Vegas).

      Much easier to just not show Romney at all.

      This “not reporting what Romney says or does” has been in effect since at least May, btw (I know this because that is when I started to go out of my way to watch what Romney was actually saying at campaign events, etc. after I watched his speech when he clinched the nomination). And it’s why you see all the pundits say things like “Romney *needs* to say & do X, Y, & Z” when, if they’d actually watched/reported on what Romney was saying & doing (at campaign events, etc) they’d know that Romney was actually saying & doing X, Y & Z. A specific example is the VP announcement — the press had to cover that & Ryan came out & said things like this election is a choice between what direction you want this country to go & government doesn’t give us our rights, our rights are endowed to us from our Creator. Well, all the pundits –especially the ABRs on the right — were all over joyed because finally! bringing Ryan onto the ticket was going to mean talking about “big ideas” & give direction to the Romney campaign (as if it didn’t have direction before blah, blah, blah). In fact, Ryan didn’t say anything in his speech that Romney hadn’t been saying since May. It’s ridiculous.

    • Constance says:

      I wish we could pool our money and buy an ad in Ohio that basically said, given the economy, gas at <$4.00 a gallon, the terrorist attack on September 11 due to lack security, The lies about it to the media, the lack of jobs, inflation is coming….please Ohio, wake up and save us from 4 more years! Please!

    • carol haka says:

      Seriously, where are these people? I waited and watched Sarah Palin’s events 3 to 4 stops a day for 2 months. It was incredibly exciting. Now its almost a whiteout! ;evil:

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Well, here’s some talking about Romney — and it’s really great. Spread the word!

  2. DeniseVB says:

    News coming out that there wasn’t a demonstration going on when Amb Stevens and his aids were killed. And it was a retaliation killing for their #2 or something. So, what did our Preezy know and when did he know it?

  3. DM says:

    What is wrong with these people?

    Lawmaker Says Disabled Kids are God’s Punishment
    Virginia state delegate Bob Marshall (R) said that disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy, WTOP reports.

    Said Marshall: “The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children. In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

  4. tommy says:

    A non-Christian with an hypothesis on Christianity suitably bent and twisted out of shape to further their own narravative. Thats what I call S T U P I D.

  5. DM says:

    Cilliizza is peeing his pants:

    Does President Obama have a Wisconsin problem?

    President Obama’s trip to Milwaukee this coming Saturday – his first to Wisconsin since February — should rightly raise eyebrows in the political world regarding his campaign’s chances in the state.
    If Romney can win Wisconsin — and to be clear that’s a big “if” — it would give him some freedom from what is currently a very narrow path to an electoral college victory. While Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes aren’t the treasure trove of Ohio (18), Michigan (16) or Pennsylvania (20), it would allow Romney to lose, say, New Hampshire and Iowa (10 total electoral votes) without too much long-term damage to his prospects of getting to 270.
    It would also demonstrate an ability to expand the electoral map beyond the 2004 Bush victory that Romney has, to date, been unable to do. And that’s a positive storyline for a campaign desperately in need of one at the moment.

  6. wmcb says:

  7. yttik says:

    How come President Obama doesn’t use his demoralizing, “you didn’t build that,” crap on Muslims? Think this is your riot? It’s not your riot, I built that!

  8. SHV says:

    Wife sent me a pic of Anti-Birther bumper sticker:

    “I don’t give a shit where Obama was born; where he is living now is the problem!!

  9. Angry Black Guy says:

    Haters gonna hate.

  10. SHV says:

    OFA internal poll numbers must be getting worse-

    “Obama Campaign Accuses Romney of Profiting from Slave Labor”

    • DandyTiger says:

      I heard slavery in the middle ages was Romney’s fault.

    • angienc says:

      I’m still waiting for the “Romney fornicated with a sheep” attack — I predicted they’d go there by October after the felony b.s. last month, but the way things are looking they might get it in before the end of the month.

  11. votermom says:

    I am link impaired right now but check out the post ace has about mother Jones. MJ thinks it’s an expose but imo it just makes me like Mitt more.

    • DM says:


      Romney Explains Obama Voters
      A hidden camera video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser shows him talking disparagingly of people who will vote for President Obama.

      Said Romney: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”

      He adds: “My job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

      Here’s the video via Mother Jones:

  12. Underwhelmed says:

    Link to opinion piece from one of our commentators. He makes great points I think. What happened in Sydney was the most horrifying low point of our history.

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