Playing With Fire – Why I’m Glad Romney Won In Michigan

A win for Santorum in Michigan would have been attributed to democratic voter tampering. Though both republicans and democrats  urged democratic voter participation in Michigan’s presidential primary elections, doing so meant democrats were making a tacit agreement that we’d be mature enough to take a not so funny and costly political joke as Alvin Greene was. You can argue that these are two totally different things and I agree; in Michigan Dems voted for GOP candidates instead of planting one. The problem is republicans don’t play fair. Republicans are like the kids at the sandbox who throw a pail full of sand in your face as payback for having buried their toy car in the sand. And no matter how much you try to show them they’re wrong, they only see what they want to see and call it being resolute (a fine republican [...]

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Super Tuesday

Mitt Romney The Dark Knight

What will voters pull out of the GOP primaries’ bag of tricks this coming Super Tuesday, March 6th? Hopefully, not a winner. See, the more this drags on, the more I get to catch up on my DVR recordings. I never thought I would think of it in these terms but the Republican Presidential Primaries of 2012 is the gift that keeps on giving.

Gifts:

President Obama’s ratings keep climbing while Santorum, Romney and the rest keep trying to out-crazy talk one another to convince their base that only one of them can take us back to 1950’s.

Santorum is the “let’s put women back in the kitchen” candidate. But that’ll be a tough sell since a one-income household is almost impossible for middle class Americans, thanks to Republican policies.

Romney will talk and walk like the son of a 1950’s preacher man but at [...]

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The Santorum Edition

What did Santorum say again?

Right, he said John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech made him want to “throw up.” The 1960 speech was about the role of faith in the presidency and the separation of church and state. Regardless of the logic or illogic of Santorum’s statement and the fact that the constitution of the USA is such a powerful and respected document because it supports excluding religion from politics and government, what is the point of such a statement? Reaching out to his Tea-Party constituents? But how large a voting block is the Tea-Party? And what about the general election, when all Americans, left, right and moderates, will vote for a president?  

Well, let’s hear those other voices. Here is a selection of excellent comments by the readers of some online news articles on the eve of the Arizona and Michigan primaries.

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Can You Hear What I’m Saying?

Someone heard me when I wished Miami became more…chic. Miami is now the capital of everything. Well, almost everything.

Gossip: Chris Brown was arrested for taking a fan’s iphone.

News: President Barrack Obama was in town this past Thursday.

Sports: The Heat put an end to the growing list of Lin-isms with a 102-88 victory against the Knicks.

…I know exactly what people mean when they say, “be careful what you wish for.”

From the Hip Hop Festival that locks us down in our South Beach apartments to the heavy traffic brought on by the Boat Show and the Miami Beach Food and Wine Festival, we’re thankful for the tourist dollars but we’re feeling the double edge sword cutting right in to our short rides from Miami Beach to the up-and-coming neighborhoods of Mimo/Midtown/Miami Art’s District and surrounding areas.

I love the [...]

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Go self-deport yourself!

This could catch on and become the hippest swear word of 2012 thanks to Romney’s very kind encouragement (*snark*).

There is also this: Go Deport Yourself!

And how about a spin-off concept: Do-It-Yourself Deportation

Finally, we have a Patriots for Self-Deportation, a new group that recently launched a web site urging Americans to investigate their family trees for illegal immigrants and “anchor babies” and then, if they find anything suspicious, to do the right thing and self-deport.

As William Finnegan explains in a recent article

“The site is now filling up with anguished testimonials from conscience-stricken young white people heading off to Italy and Poland to atone for their ancestors’ misdeeds. …”

The aim of recent anti-immigration laws is to make life so difficult for illegal immigrants that they will pack their bags and leave. And that is precisely what Romney [...]

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Mr. President, Can You Say Bomb?

Yosemite Giuliani

Ho, hum, the GOP Primaries are dragging on.

Gas prices are increasing.

Linsanity has given way to the Miami Heat.

Who will rescue us from a Friday of mediocre news and the humdrum of a nice President's Day week?

Put a microphone in front of Rudy Giuliani and he’ll never disappoint. Because the economy isn’t still recovering from a financial recession and two costly wars, Giuliani thinks we need a President who can trade fighting words with the trigger-happy-lunatic Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and we need another war.

 

Bribes or Super PACs? A history lesson from South America

After watching the GOP debate and listening to the doomsday vision of the GOP candidates and the backward ultra-conservative rethoric, don't you get a little worried that any of these individuals may make it to the White House, courtesy of the millions of Dollars spent by Super PACs in brainwashing American voters?

Well, here comes a little history lesson about corruption of the democratic election process, and it starts with a picture:

 Harold C. Simmons, a wealthy Texas businessman, has contributed more than $14 million to Republican super PACs so far this cycle, according to an article in the New York Times. He is only one of the many superdonors in the 2012 presidential politics.

“About two dozen individuals, couples or corporations have given $1 million or more to Republican super PACs this year, an exclusive club empowered by the Supreme Court’s [...]

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The GOP war on women

All this happened in just the first two weeks in February:

Karen Handel, a former GOP candidate for governor of Georgia who advocated defunding Planned Parenthood during her gubernatorial campaign, made the decision, in her position as new senior vice president for public policy at the Komen foundation, to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood breast cancer screening. Why? Because 3% of Planned Parenthood services include abortion. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act on Feb 2 attracted no GOP support among committee members, yet according to national statistics, more than three women are, on average, murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day. Why no GOP support for the bill? The GOP objections supposedly are over a few new provisions in the reauthorization — specifically, protections for LGBT individuals, undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse and the [...]

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One True Saint

It was already noon when Ofelia da Silva climbed up the steps of the church, all one hundred and sixty one of them. There she stood, at the entrance to the Church of Our Lady of All Saints, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. She’d come all the way south far from the dirt roads and the poverty surrounding her life to witness a miracle. On that day, January the twenty fourth, it had been announced that Our Lady was to appear to her faithful believers, at exactly five o’clock in the afternoon.

Hundreds of people from far and near had gathered together to see the apparition. It was said that on other occasions our Lady had cured everything from cataracts to birth defects. No one could have guessed that Ofelia da Silva was there because she couldn’t sleep.

Ofelia had traveled [...]

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“Hey, where are the white women at?” – Blazing Saddles

You know the GOP wants to take us back in time when this quote from a 38 year old Mel Brooks film becomes relevant. And yes, where are the white women? The black women? The brown women? Where are the women period? Why do GOP Congressmen feel they have the right to call an oversight committee hearing on the contraceptive coverage rule and not include a single female witness to testify? Because they feel they can get away with it.

Picture courtesy of PPact: http://ow.ly/i/sLRU

Well, there’s a new Sheriff in town and she is Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

 

“What I want to know is, where are the women?” asked the Congresswoman from New York at the hearing before walking out. Had I been there, I would have applauded her and done an Arsenio Hall whoop whoop. That hearing of course, was [...]

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