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Plugged In. Turned On.

nixon kennedy debateHere's how I "watched" all four 2012 presidential and vice-presidential debates...

In one browser I had CNN.com playing a live stream of the debate. In another browser I had my Twitter page up, following all my liberal faves, including Chris Rock, Albert Brooks, Steve Martin, and the gut-bustingly incisive LOLGOP. I also had a small TV off to the side with the sound off, tuned to the debate on my local public broadcasting station, just in case of bandwidth problems. (Which, of course, occurred.)

So mostly I just listened to the debate while following the Twitter feed, laughing my ass off at all the marvelous insights. Occasionally I'd glance at CNN's window to see how the independent voters were judging the candidate responses, but I didn't really watch them debate one another.

That's why I felt Mr. Obama won all three contests. I paid attention to what was actually being said as opposed to how they looked or acted. The President didn't sound tired to me in Debate One, he sounded annoyed at the crappola spewing from Romney's mouth.

I think for the 2016 debates they ought to use chess timers and let each candidate talk until they run out of time. A table off to the side featuring a brace of fact-checkers, each ready to throw the red flag, would be a helpful addition, too.

Just don't take away mah twitter feed!


One other thing.... the Dow Jones collapsed yesterday, just one day after Mittens got his butt handed to him in the debate. I immediately suspected corporate chicanery designed to take a little fire out of Mr. Obama's stump speech, which would ordinarily include a shout-out to the phenomenal rise of the stock market over the past four years. It seemed a logical thing for our oligarch pals to do.

I learned later in the day that the drop was due to "massive sell-offs by big investors". I rest my case.


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Oh, That Mitt

romney's footWhere are your tax returns, Mitt?


n the third and final presidential debate Mitt romney told 24 whoppers in 41 minutes.


Why would Romney want to invest so many tax dollars in new ships for the Navy? Perhaps it's because one of his advisors made millions building ships for the Navy.


Ruh-roh! Early voting for Obama is off-the-charts in some states. Sorry, Mitt.


The mother of a former Navy SEAL, killed in action in Libya, is asking Mr. Romney to stop referring to him in his stump speeches.


Quote of The Day

"If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye."
- Willard "Mitt" Romney November 18, 2008


Today's video: Mitt sure agreed with the Prez a lot in the final debate.


President Obama's Top 50 Accomplishments

Number 50: Killed the F-22

barack obama's top 50 accomplishmentsIn 2009, ended further purchases of Lockheed Martin single-seat, twin-engine, fighter aircraft, which cost $358 million apiece. Though the military had 187 built, the plane has never flown a single combat mission. Eliminating it saved $4 billion.


And now our Chart of the Day: Retail Sales 2007-2012 (Yes, we're doing fine.)

retail sales chart

Much larger version of chart here.


Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creationFor the past two years the Republican-led House had the chance to pass any number of jobs bills to get this country back on its feet. Instead, they did nothing, hoping that the lousy economy they were nurturing would ruin Mr. Obama's chance at reelection. That's the Republican way.

For the full 2001-2012 list of Republican sloth please visit republicanjobcreation.com.


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The Obama Apology Tour

I'd like to apologize for Mitt Romney.
I'm sure you all expected an honest, reasonable candidate...
but the Republican Party is compromised...
by those who seek to own, not govern...
and he's simply the best they could do.

Overturn Citizens United