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KS

A wonderful opening ceremony with emphasis on music. Even though Mitt meant well with his comments, his advisors should have known they would be a potential field day for the media over there. If Joe Biden has said what Romney said instead, do you think the media would have reacted the same way ?

Interesting that Piers Morgan came to his defense and said that his concerns were spot on.

T-S

Joe Biden wouldn't have said them. He had nothing to do with the Olympics in Utah or anywhere else.

I don't watch Piers Morgan.

I don't watch the Olympics. They've become business. Big business.

BTW, a guest on Spitzer last night did an investigation of Romney's practices when he took over the Utah Olympics. The Olympics were all about money-Romney Saved Salt Lake Olympics From Scandal, But at What Price?

I wonder what it was about Romney's childhood that he is so all about money. Ethical/unethical - it doesn't seem to matter. Moral/immoral/ammoral - it doesn't seem to matter.

KS

OK. let me rephrase the question; What kind of press has Biden received for his gaffes, like when he asked the invalid to stand up and take a bow, when he should have known he was in a wheelchair a few years ago. AP and the networks scarcely mentioned the event. The only place it was noted was in the conservative media.

Romney's alleged improprieties relating to the Olympics and as Gov. of MA pale in comparison to the litany of allegations against the Obama White House. Please provide a similar document that is critical of this administration and the lack of ethics and morality. Will we ever see this from you ?

T-S It seems clear are envious of wealth and would buy into class warfare in a heartbeat.

T-S

I'm envious of wealth? I'm not the one complaining about every little penny in taxes. You really fail to know what your priorities are, don't you?

T-S

And today on Ring of Fire, a guest was talking about how Romney acquired the money to start Bain Capital. Appears he went to Central American oligarchs.

What a slimy Presidential candidate. I think there's a lot more skeletons in his closet than we think . . . growing an IRA into millions. C'mon. The guys a fraud.

Mike D

"OK. let me rephrase the question; What kind of press has Biden received for his gaffes, like when he asked the invalid to stand up and take a bow, when he should have known he was in a wheelchair a few years ago."

Oh stop whining. Biden got ribbed just as much as Bush did when he waved at Stevie Wonder. What, did you expect it to be covered as a major news story on CNN? I'm sure FOX spent plenty of airtime on it. I guess having your own GOP propaganda network isn't enough? You want all the other channels to cater to you? You rightwingers make up a tiny percentage of the world's population yet you expect everyone to do your bidding. Get over yourself and stop being such a nerd.

T-S

For heaven's sake, I didn't know about either of those incidents. Not the kind of thing you see much on CSpan. But those are frivolous and funny social gaffes and come from innocence and excitement.

Romney seems to stick his foot in his mouth whenever he's trying to make small talk in important situations. I mean, would anybody criticize the doughnuts or whatever it was in a restaurant in which you're campaigning for votes? or in the company of foreign leaders criticize their managing of a major event?

Surely, KS, you can see the difference.

Let's be real, KS. Thanks Mike for catching me up.

Hedge Fund Hal

oh"lets be real KS". hahahahahha Romney is examined with a proctoscope by the press for the slighest of verbal missteps whereas Obama can perform a train wreck like the Friday the 13 th speech and it takes Rush and Foxnews to let the public know hw just made a jackas out of himself. the people see this double standard. They aren't fooled. sorry T-S. hahahahahhh

Mike D

If the only people who defend you are Fox News and Rush Limbaugh and every country you visit hates you then maybe you're not the best choice to be a presidential candidate. Sober up, Hal.

Hedge Fund Hal

Obama is the wooden humorless dweeb ,not Romney. Romney adlibbed a real zinger with Brian Williams. Obama couldn't ad lib a joke in a million years. If it isnt on the teleprompter First Dude isnt saying it. Obama is "Erkel" with a Secret Service detachment. hhaha " IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS, YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT!' hahahahaha its the 28th of july and Team Obama is still trying to do damage control 15 days after the speech. a full half monht of campaign time being on the defensive The whole Bain Cpital attack ad campaign was a costly, spendy failure. Obama isn't bringing in the money he was in 2008. The bloom is off the rose. He's now spendign more than hes taking in and the romney campaigh is just the opposite. Lets see how smug you after that first debate MD.

KS

Mike D may be smug but is also too concerned with what other people think, a sign of weakness.

Not many original thoughts. It takes character to go against the consensus - as in most cases; the masses are asses and are not looking out for you or your colleagues in arms.

KS

What a slimy Presidential candidate. I think there's a lot more skeletons in his closet than we think . . . growing an IRA into millions. C'mon. The guys a fraud.

Posted by: T-S | July 28, 2012 at 09:16 PM

Owebama sure is and he has so many skeletons in his closet that you will invariably change the subject when they are brought up because you have nothing, just the typical progressive faux scare tactics aka talking points.

Keep trying to make a mountain out of molehill with Mitt Romney, he has that teflon coating himself while you and your misinformation media keep trying to make molehills out mountains of slime and corruption about BHO by hiding anything incriminating. Pathetic....

KS

Seems like the leftist progressives are using the same old smear tactics on Romney as they did on Reagan. I'll put Romney's record, ethics and morality up against Obama's any time any day... The playing field is tilted against Romney due to the extreme bias and claptrap spewed out by their partners in crime at the MSM...

Try some truth for a change - have not seen a shred of it so far from Mike D and T-S on this post so you won't look so ridiculous.

Hedge Fund Hal

haha Leykis is spouting off on Romney at thus point in his 24/7 repeats of his afternnon shows, He just admitted again that Obama doesn't know a thing about how to fix the economy, not one clue, but that Tom's all for him because Romney was "insensitive " in London and Obama gives him a warm fuzzy, being so "likeable" (hes not likeable, but apparently his superficial mask has tom fooled) and all that good stuff. How dysfuntional is what Tom just said? voting for a guy who you know cant and won't fix the most serious problem we face because he gives you a "warmy". This is classic T-S style libber stuff.

Preston

But Leykis is your hero, wha hauppened?

Hedge Fund Hal

no, I don't have "heroes" on talkradio or in the media, Preston. Don't confuse me with T-S- the hero thing is her style. T-S has "heroes" like Big Ed and her other little tin gods of libber talk. I believe "The Sneerer" Maddow, is also one of her heroes. Leykis was never my hero. i enjoy a great deal of his shows, but he veers into stupidity from time to time, just like Savage and Rush. I take the best from all of them, and simply turn them off when they go all stupid on me. IM A CRITICAL THINKER. i DONT HAVE HEROES.

Hedge Fund Hal

Clear Channel/Bain, another glob of red meat thrown out by the "heroes" of T-S in the libber media to elicit the usual slobbering Pavlovian response from the libber listeners/readers who come trotting over to gobble it up. How long has Romney been out of Bain? ..thats right over 20 years.....Most of the people runnign Bain back hten are non-factors wih the company now...also Bain doesnt tell CC what radio stations to buy and what hosts to put on........I hope Obama takes you guyses cue and wastes more money on an irrelevant unsuccessful Bain ad, this time on CC,as more and more of his campaign money gets eaten up, with 100 days to go. ghahahaahah

Hedge Fund Hal

hahahaah this last post on Bain/CC by T-s is like, say, blaming T-S for a school policy at my alma mater Garfield High School currently being carried out in 2012 by the principal, because T-S happened to be principal of the school starting in 1983 and ending in 1991. she would think that was really fair. yeah, right. bwahaahahahahaahahahaahahaah

ExPattBrit

HFH "How long has Romney been out of Bain? ..thats right over 20 years "

Clearly numbers aren't your thing, hope you don't handle money or anything!

T-S

Watching Joseph Stiglitz on CSpan talking about his book, The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

He's so smart and has such common sense. Just talking about Occupy not having had an agenda and the Tea Party having an agenda but a simplistic solution that in the end will hurt them.

Great questions from this audience. Just talked about austerity and why it DOES NOT WORK.

T-S

If anybody wants to, you can watch it here

It's worth it if you want to understand our current situation. An audience member asked why if economics is a science, there are so many alternate points of view. Stiglitz answered it very well. Has to do with politics.

T-S

He just said the book is based on this Vanity Fair article

Hedge Fund Hal

i was going from memory, not doing the math wiht the year of departure in front of me.1999 .....big whoopdee....13 and 1/2 years versus 20 years is a distinction without a difference in this case. my points stand untouched.

T-S

You wouldn't say that if it were your profit margin on a stock purchase. You're sounding a bit foolish now. Take it like a man when you're properly corrected.

KS

If he is recommended by T-S, Stiglitz is undoubtedly a flaming progressive as it sounds like he predicts better long term success for the Occupiers than the Tea Party. The solutions that they have are not all simplistic - but they are anti-statist to your chagrin. For Stiglitz to suggest that is simplistic on its face.

To that I say; Stupid is as stupid does (H/T Forrest Gump).

T-S

'statist"- a one-note johnny.

Watch it yourself instead of guessing. You might learn something.

Does anyone else think reading KS tell Stiglizt he's stupid is odd even for him?

Mike D

The only arguments offered by rightwingers on this blog are either a) "I know you are but what am I", b) "Liberals are the real (fill in the blank)", or c) name-calling. It's like being in a room full of 3 year olds.

(Cue KS/Hal with "No, YOU'RE the 3 year old!")

It makes for enlightening, invigorating debate, let me tell ya

Hedge Fund Hal

A different profit margin on a stock purchase is a distinction with a difference, whereas the 13 years versus 20 years is not. It's called critical thinking, a foreign concept to most on the left. 13 and 1/2 years, as with 20 years, is an ice age , an eternity in a corporation where the speed of change as high as it is here at the turn of the 21st century and beyond. Bill Clinton was still President in 1999. Since our hypothetical former high school principal Ms. T.S. wouldn't think it was fair at all to be blamed for school policy at Garfield in 2012, when her last day as principal at the high school was February 1999 , her post about Romney and Bain/clear channel is completely hypocritical and bogus. The only people in the country who would take an article about this Bain/ Clear Channel crap in regards to Romney are stone leftwing loon idelogues. Seattle and San Francisco are the only laces these kooks ,er i mean folks, can be found .hhahaahahhh

ExPattBrit

Tommy, sorry HFH is in the know about this stuff. Trust me on this.

Romney may have retroactively decided to retire more retroactively.So 1992 maybe.

He does have nice hair and a prominent forehead, so what if he's kind of out of touch, says weird stuff, is rich and you probably wouldn't want to sit down and have a root beer with him.

Didn't cost President Kerry to lose the election against an unpopular incumbent did it?

Hedge Fund Hal

haha i love it...T-S The Brit and their gang here all think they're too clevel by half with their smug little Romney/Bain , Romney/London and just general Romney putdown posts concerning corny, square, MORMON Mitt Romney. I mean come on , there's no way a hipster like First Dude could lost to this rube Romney is there? ......is there?..... Those around the man at the time said G.H.W. Bush was almost in a complete catatonic daze late election night 1992 when he finally realized that the Amercan people had chosen a man like Bill Clinton over himself. Keep up the smug overconfidence peeps. bwahahahhhahaahaahh

KS

Watch it yourself instead of guessing. You might learn something.

Does anyone else think reading KS tell Stiglizt he's stupid is odd even for him?

Posted by: T-S | July 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM

He is simplistic, you dolt. Read what I wrote again. I stand by that, because he does not know about the tea party with all due respect, nor do you. Another red herring. Boring, boring...

T-S

I wonder if people are tiring of your unrelenting silliness, KS and Hal. There are only so many responses to your foolishness. There's not a single thing in either of your posts to which to respond.

T-S

Watching a repeat of Stiglitz. How unfortunate that Reagan was so old when he became President that he didn't survive to see the wreckage he initiated.

Do you know that when bankruptcy is declared, saving derivatives is top priority and helping student loans comes last? In fact, they must be paid back no matter what.

KS

In your own little echo chamber T-S. When it comes to silliness, you win hands down and yes - others are getting tired of it. You have not responded with any substance to anything I or others have challenged you on. If you have a problem with that why don't you bloody well start your own blog ?

Keep jousting at windmills in the name of Don Quixote. Nothing to else to respond to at this time.

Preston

tommy is going CRITICAL!

ExPattBrit

At the end of Bush's term there were two busts of Churchill in the White House, one of which was on loan

The one on loan was returned to the British Embassy and replaced with a statue of a fellow called Lincoln (you might have heard of him), the original one of Churchill is still there.

Look it up. Only Fox and the Daily Mail cares. Never have met a Brit who gives a toss.

A "prize bust" sounds like something to do with Dolly Parton.

Hedge Fund Hal

"the one on loan was returned to the British Embassy".......exactly...thankn you for confirming my post, Ex Pat Brit......reember my post never stated that Obama got rid of ALL busts of Churchill from the White House....i dont think Obamna could even legally mess with permanent WH fixtures like the CH bust.... otherwise that would be in the rubbish bin too....you put up a straw man argument Brit and i deftly slapped it down...hahaBrit......oh plenty of Britishers cared over there when the news of this hit.....it was a big stink for some time.. please don't try to rewrite history Brit...the bust had only been there i believe since 9/11...why on earth would anyone RETUEN A BUST on loan in such a special way, from the hearts of the peeps of our closest ally....except someone with a complete lack of class and respect .A truly insulting and graceless, boorish act...

ExPattBrit

Tommy ,a poll was taken and something like 80% of Brits prefer Obama over Romney. That includes a hell of a lot of tories.

The Brits are more concerned about Romney pledging to attack Iran, and they are still pissed about Tony and George's great adventure into Iraq.

No-one in the UK gives a shit about how Barack decorates his office.

Hedge Fund Hal

i mean really......talk about a "twit".......would Obama talk into a microphone to a formal dinner audience over the music while the band played The Star Spangled Banner? Didn't he realize God Save the Queen is the British equivalent?....maybe he thought it was sort of just peppy band music, kind of like a nightclub orchestra where the MC talks over the music....bwahahahahahahahahaaa

BlackRhino

Romney Praises Israel's Socialized Health Care System
Shows his speechifying overseas is different from his rhetoric here.

Finis Hominis

The republican committing the fraud voted absentee so the ID laws they put into place would only stop voters without the required ID. Not the republican’s committing the real fraud.

BlackRhino

I guess this headline says it all.
A top Palestinian aide accused Mitt Romney today of making a “racist statement”

Mittens hasn’t made his entrance into Poland easy. And I thought Poland was, at least, a non-controversial visit.

Gentlemen Rouge

Funny, there are real news stories out there but Thomas is peddling innuendo.

nameless

Whats wrong Thomas? you say somthing stupid and now your in hiding...from yourself? By the way, Ann Coulter did the same thing. She seems to have said nominating Rmoney would assurre an Obama win, then when Mittens was assured the nomination she reversed herself. Word is she was spotted on vacation retreat in Poland, far from the politacal wilds of the Rmoney meltdown, when she started to hear the throngs of humanity shouting Obama, Obama, Obama!

BlackRhino

As Mitt the twit’s world cavalcade comes to a calamitous close,
Mittens Lies to the world
Also in the Rmoney carnival of comedy a
Rmoney aide to the press “Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site…”

Mitt the twit to his aides; ‘That was successful, let’s go home’

T-S

I think Mitt's trip was a very good idea. If American press won't tell the truth about him, we can all read the world press for truth and facts the old American way. Pap started Ed's show today with a monologue about Aaron Brown's firing from CNN because he took on Bush's Iraq invasion and CNN wanted to be beltway-correct. how did that work for them?

Brown has been one of my favorites since his Seattle days.

Real Conservative

I’m surprised and maybe a little disappointed Romney didn’t swing by and say hello to the troops. I know he was doing this as a fund raising tour. In 2008 when Obama did his overseas adventure he made sure to shoot some ball with the troops.

Gentlemen Rouge

Somehow I don’t see Mitt the twit hitting that three point shot.

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