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It's A Bird! It's a Turkey! It's Mitt!

supermittIn early 1999 Mitt Romney was experiencing a relatively fallow period in his life. After a disastrous run for the Senate in 1994 he went back to Bain Capital to do what he'd always done. Whatever that is. All I know is that it involves taking pension fund A and putting it in Romney's Swiss bank account B.

Finally, in February of 1999, after carefully scrimping along on his untold millions, he was given the nod as the head of the Olympic Committee. By all accounts he did a decent job but I think anyone could have succeeded if the government had given them the same $1.2 billion dollars that they gave Mittens to smooth out the rough edges.

Yeah, $1.2 billion dollars. So it's not like he waded through quicksand with a handful of magic beans and a nice sturdy mop to save the day for the Olympics.

And what did we get for all that dough? Momentary diversion. A two-week jingo-thon. End of story.

And, yes, I know referring to Bugville's proletariat as "the 99%" is a bit of a cheat, but calling them the "proletariat" sound so snobbish. Don't you think?



Notes, Notes, and More Notes.

Good News: A watchdog group is encouraging the FCC to revoke Rupert Murdoch's News Corp broadcasting license, seeing as how they're lying, criminal scumbags.

: Does anyone else remember that Mitt Romney claimed to have lived in his son's unfinished basement, just so he could claim to be a resident of Massachusetts just in case he decided to, oh, I dunno, run for president or something. This is voter fraud, muchachos.

Science: Thioridazine, a drug used to treat schizophrenia, seems to be able to kill cancer cells, too. And without side-effects. This bears watching.

Heresy: Mike Smith is running for the Georgia Legislature. His platform includes outlawing gifts from lobbyists and legalizing marijuana. Oh, and he's an atheist.

Humor: "President Obama has spent more than all other presidents combined." - Mitt Romney


And now our Chart of the Day: Federal Spending 2002-2013. Bush spent more every year. Obama doesn't. It's that simple.

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Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation5-23-2012: The House is in recess, the House is in recess. Hi-ho the dairy-o, the House is in recess. The little rascals. No jobs were created.

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


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Today's Google Chow.

Mitt "Magic Underpants" Romney reviews "A Bug's Life" on amazon.com

I really loved the first half of this inspiring tale of a rag-tag band of entrepreneurial grasshoppers. One couldn't help but admire their plucky capitalist spirit as they acquired surplus agricultural commodities with minimal investment of either capital or risk.

Where it lost me is when the 99% fell under sway of a charismatic leader, resorted to mob violence, and then blindly yoked themselves to a socialist matriarchy. I mean, what were they thinking?

Caption: In 1999 Mitt Romney had a lot of time on his hands.

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