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‘Mitt Romney would restore ‘Anglo-Saxon’ relations between Britain and America’

Remember America. Obama isn’t really ‘one of us’.

(Hint, hint.)

Anglo-Saxon
n
1. (Historical Terms) a member of any of the West Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) that settled in Britain from the 5th century ad and were dominant until the Norman conquest
2. (Linguistics / Languages) the language of these tribes See Old English
3. any White person whose native language is English and whose cultural affiliations are those common to Britain and the US
4. Informal plain blunt English, esp English containing taboo words
adj
1. (Linguistics) forming part of the Germanic element in Modern English “forget” is an Anglo-Saxon word
2. (Social Science / Peoples) (Linguistics / Languages) of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or the Old English language
3. of or relating to the White Protestant culture of Britain, Australia, and the US
From : http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Anglo-Saxon

‘The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity because Mr Romney’s campaign requested that they not criticise the President to foreign media’.

‘The two advisers said Mr Romney would seek to reinstate the Churchill bust displayed in the Oval Office by George W. Bush but returned to British diplomats by Mr Obama when he took office in 2009’.

”In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
From : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mitt-romney/9424524/Mitt-Romney-would-restore-Anglo-Saxon-relations-between-Britain-and-America.html

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“Always”

 

‘Here’s what the president said on July 13’:

“Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
From : http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57478808-503544/unpacking-the-you-didnt-build-that-debate/

Mitt Romney Lies #46 – ‘5 Flat-Out Untruths in Romney’s VFW Speech’

Even McClatchy won’t simply call them what they are – lies. No we’ll just call them ‘untruths’.

If Mitt Romney and the Republicans would just stop lying, we could actually have an intelligent debate on the issues concerning Americans.

But for some reason they think lying is better.

There is no other conclusion then Republicans hate President Obama more then they love America.

‘Marco Rubio, Chris Smith, Jon Huntsman, even Bill Kristol and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen can give speeches fiercely disagreeing with Administration foreign policy while sticking to largely-agreed facts. Why can’t Mitt Romney’?

‘1. “Obama’s billion dollars of defense cuts.” Well, the Administration proposed $498 million over ten years, which Congress has not yet actually approved, and Republicans have attempted to up. Meanwhile, the Budget Control Act negotiated by Republicans and Democrats would require $500 million more in cuts over ten years if Congress doesn’t act by December. By that rationale, the military medals of that two-star down the hall from me are mine, too’.
See : ‘Sequester blues: Congress faces buyer’s remorse on defense cuts’
‘During a press conference of House Republican leaders on Wednesday, the list of those whacking the president for failing in one way or another to head off the pending defense cuts was long: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and Mr. Romney’s top liaison to Capitol Hill, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington’.

‘In the Senate on that same day, two prospects for Romney’s vice presidential slot – Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) of new Hampshire and Sen. John Thune (R) of South Dakota – lambasted the president and the Senate’s Democratic leadership for a lack of leadership on the issue’.

‘But there’s just one problem with that analysis: With the exception of Senator Ayotte, every member of Congress listed above voted for the legislation that put the sequester into place’.
@ : http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/2012/0720/Sequester-blues-Congress-faces-buyer-s-remorse-on-defense-cuts

‘1a. “cuts have no strategy.” Again, taking just the $498 million reduction in growth over a decade that the Admin proposed, it flowed from the strategy review that the Pentagon issued this past January. You could disagree with that strategy. But that would require you to offer a counter-strategy’.

2. ‘Allegedly bashing Israel at the UN. Romney didn’t say which of Obama’s annual UN speeches he was criticizing: the most recent one, on which Israel advocates “heaped praise” for its opposition to Palestinian moves for statehood (and after which his popularity “surged” in Israel; or his first one, where he spoke eloquently to world leaders about Israeli hopes for security and peace’.
See : ‘Obama gets a kosher seal of approval’
@ : http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/obama-gets-a-kosher-seal-of-approval-1.385896

‘3. “Apology tour.” If only the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler for every time I mention his comprehensive debunking of this wholly untrue conservative favorite. In reality, being Barack Obama means never having to say you’re sorry. (You get Secretary Clinton to do it for you.)’
See : ‘Fact Checker Favorites: Obama’s ‘apology tour’
@ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/fact-checker-favorites-obamas-apology-tour/2011/07/14/gIQAVApnEI_blog.html

4. ‘Supposed decline in our allies’ view of us. Among the allies whose publics view us more favorably than in 2008 are Romney destinations Britain and Poland. Count for yourself’.
See : ‘U.S. Leadership Gets Approval Boost in Parts of Europe’
@ : http://www.gallup.com/poll/123710/Leadership-Gets-Approval-Boost-Parts-Europe.aspx

5.’Hugo Chavez “introducing” Hezbollah into the hemisphere on Obama’s watch. Sadly, Hezbollah has been money laundering in the hemisphere since the 1980s and may have been involved in the Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing back then. Let’s not give Chavez credit for stuff he only wishes he had been responsible for. It hasn’t managed to pull off anything at all during the last four years — as Obama pointed out recently’.
From : http://www.democracyarsenal.org/2012/07/5-flat-out-untruths-in-romneys-vfw-speech.html
See : ‘Romney, GOP howl over Obama’s remark about Hugo Chavez’
@ : http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/12/155876/romney-gop-howl-over-obamas-remark.html

 

‘What Five Oil Companies Did With Their $375 Million In Daily Profits’

Just imagine what they can do if a Republican Congress and President give them even MORE tax cuts (because they are the ‘Job Creators’) and even LESS regulation!

Oh what a ‘Wonderful World It Will Be’!!!!!

‘Big Oil’s Big Profits, In 24 Hours’
•’The five biggest oil companies earned a combined profit of $375 million per day, or a record $137 billion profit for the year, in 2011, despite reducing their oil production’.

•’In 60 seconds, these five companies earned $261,000 — more than 96 percent of American households make in one year’.

•’These five oil companies received $6.6 million in federal tax breaks every day’.

•’In 2011, the three largest domestic public oil companies spent $100 million of their profits each day, or over 50 percent, buying back their own stock to enrich their board, senior managers, and largest share holders’.

•’The entire oil and gas industry spent on average $400,000 each day lobbying senators and representatives to weaken public health safeguards and keep big oil tax breaks, totaling nearly $150 million’.

•’Each CEO of the Big Five companies received an average of $60,110 in compensation per day last year. On average, their pay jumped 55 percent in 2011. Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson’s compensation came close to $100,000 per day last year’.

‘Millions in Political Contributions and Lobbying’

•’Despite ranking as some of the most successful companies in the world, big oil and gas companies continue to receive $4 billion in tax breaks each year’.

•’The oil and gas industry has already given over $30.5 million in federal campaign contributions this year, with a whopping 88 percent going to Republicans’.

•’Big Oil has spent an additional $37 million on lobbying Congress this year, with the top spenders being Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Koch Industries and BP’.

•’Their efforts are paying off. This is the most anti-environment Congress in history, with the House of Representatives averaging one anti-environment vote per day, or a total 247 votes through mid-June. The biggest beneficiary of these votes has been Big Oil. The House voted to enrich the oil and gas industry 109 times, a total 44 percent of its anti-environment votes’.

•’The House is on track to collect a record amount of oil industry contributions this cycle, having already reached 2008 and 2010 levels. And these are direct donations only — it does not include Super PAC spending or other campaign assistance’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/07/24/574161/what-five-oil-companies-did-with-profits/

 

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘GOP to make rich tax cuts permanent, while doing away with tax cuts for middle class and poor’

 

But..but we HAVE to have tax cuts for the wealthest Americans! They’re the’Job Creators’.

And EVERYONE knows that the 2009 tax cuts for the middle class and poor were just ‘temporary’.

What? You say that Republcians keep saying you can’t raise taxes during a recession?

That’s just on rich people and corporations.

THEY’RE the ‘Job Creators’.

I know, I know we still have 8% unemployment because the ‘job creators’ really don’t create jobs, consumers do, but everyone HAS to keep saying ‘Job Creators’ because simple minds love talk like that.

Go FOX news!

‘Senate Republicans will press this week to extend tax cuts for affluent families scheduled to expire Jan. 1, but the same Republican tax plan would allow a series of tax cuts for the working poor and the middle class to end next year’.

‘Republicans say the tax breaks for lower-income families – passed with little notice in the extensive 2009 economic stimulus law – were always supposed to be temporary’.

‘But President Obama had made them a priority in 2009 and demanded their extension in 2010 as a price for extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two years, and both the White House and Senate Democrats are determined to extend them again’.
From : http://www.americablog.com/2012/07/gop-to-make-rich-tax-cuts-permanent.html

Sunday Picks

Dusting off my very best Captain Jack Sparrow – What?

Yeah, yeah it’s not football season yet, but something I like to do is make picks for football games. Mostly pro but some college too. I’m not great at it, averaging around 66% but it’s just a fun thing on the side to do.

So to start off ‘Sunday Picks’…….

‘Chad Ochocinco? Dolphins receiver reverts to Johnson surname’
From : http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-07-23/dolphins-ochocinco-changes-name-back-to-johnson

Which shows me I gotta LOT of work to do. I didn’t know the Pats had droped him. I also don’t think much of him as a reciever and he’s definatley NOT a ‘game changer’ reciever. But there were a HUGe number of trades and draftees this year that COULD be ‘gamer changers’.

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