A question for the “values voters”

He’s a treasonous, disloyal, philandering, irresponsible, uncouth, racist, uncaring, egocentric, narcissistic sociopath with a stool specimen where his brain should be.

What part of that reminds you of Jesus?

Eyedoan geddit.

playedThis is mind boggling. He has reversed himself on one campaign promise after another, with more certainly to follow.

I’ve been scratching my head for about a week now wondering where is the explosion of outrage against a candidate who promised them the moon, sun, and stars.

Thoughtful voters who believed they were backing a candidate of integrity, who’s not “just another career politician,” should be livid about this.

Guess what? They’re not. They don’t give a fat rat’s ass. So what are they getting for their loyalty?

Cover. They get cover for their once-again legitimized bigotry, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia. Nothing else matters to them, apparently – they just want agency to insult and demean people not like themselves.

They never ever believed he’ll deliver what he promised. They don’t give two shits if he does. They got what they crave: permission to be assholes.

Well, the World Series has begun.

2015-World-Series-Logo-MLBThe traditional Fall Classic, where the best teams from the American and National Leagues vie for ultimate glory and supremacy under autumnal skies and crisp fall leaves.

And you know what THAT means –

The oldies radio stations have started playing Christmas songs.

It’s the first week of September.

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The air is crisp, the sun’s beams are lengthening, and the wind is warm and pleasant. Labor Day is over, the kids are back in school, football season hasn’t officially kicked off yet, and there’s still a couple of weeks until fall begins.

Which means, naturally, that Walmart is putting out its Christmas merchandise.

Dumbest highway sign ever.

Photo by me

It’s in east central Minnesota, on state highway 95, about halfway between Cambridge and Princeton.

By reading the sign, you’re defeating its intended purpose.

Reblog: Look what you people have done to Ann Romney

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From the Atlantic Wire, by way of the awesome blog Under The Mountain Bunker:

“By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny. They said she has been crying in private and trying to get back to riding her horses.”

Remember this guy?

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This is Eric Hartsburg, the guy who took $15,000 to get the Romney campaign logo tattooed on his face. You didn’t exactly need to be Nostradamus to have seen this one coming: he’s now going to get it removed. From the HuffPo:

Eric Hartsburg Plans To Remove Tattoo Of Romney On Face

The indignities of losing a presidential race don’t stop on election night.

Since November 6th, Mitt Romney has seen his Facebook followers dwindle and his merchandise land in the discount bin. Now, a professional wrestler with a Romney/Ryan logo facial tattoo is planning to remove it, calling Romney’s post-campaign performance “pretty shameful.” Eric Hartsburg told Politico the final straw came when the former GOP presidential candidate attributed his loss to President Barack Obama’s “gifts” to minorities.

“It stands not only for a losing campaign, but for a sore loser,” Hartsburg said. “He’s pretty shameful as far as I’m concerned, man. There’s no dignity in blaming somebody else for buying votes and paying off people. I can’t get behind that or stay behind that.”

Hartsburg, who said he hoped the 5-by-2-inch tattoo would make politics more fun, had initially resigned himself to keeping the mark. “I’m the guy who has egg all over his face, but instead of egg, it’s a big Romney/Ryan tattoo. It’s there for life,” he told Politico after the election, saying he was a man of his word.

But the 30-year-old is now planning to fly to Los Angeles to have the tattoo removed, a year-long process. He hasn’t ruled out getting another tattoo, maybe in 2016 when the “R” could do double duty for a potential Marco Rubio candidacy.

Or, maybe, he said, he’ll just get a yard sign next time.

Man gets Romney “R” logo tattooed on side of face.

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Just when you thought the political season couldn’t get any stranger. Seriously, I thought this was from The Onion:

An Indiana man has auctioned off space on the side of his head, where he tattooed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign “R” logo in a 5-by-2-inch spot for a bid of $15,000.

Eric Hartsburg posted the eBay listing in August, and told ABC News that he was paid $15,000 by a Republican eBay user, who preferred to remain anonymous,  to get the Romney logo permanently inked on the side of his head.

“I am a registered Republican and a Romney supporter,” Hartsburg said. “I didn’t mind getting this tattoo because it is something that I could live with and it’s something that I believe in.”

The 30-year-old professional wrestler says that he wants his tattoo to send a message to young people. “I want young people to know that it’s okay to be young, and it’s okay to be a Republican. You don’t have to be rich or elderly to be labeled as a Republican, and I want everyone to know that.”

The rebellious wrestler isn’t going to stop at his Romney tattoo, though. He is now auctioning off his forehead space as well, but this time he is doing a private auction rather than using eBay. The minimum bid for this prime real estate is $5,000.

When asked if he would get an Obama tattoo stamped on his forehead if requested by the highest bidder, Hartsburg says that was one question he wasn’t prepared to answer.

“No one has ever asked me that,” he said. “That is one question that I wasn’t prepared to answer. But no, no, I would definitely not get an Obama tattoo.”

Of course not, no. Because that would just be crazy.

Speaks for itself.

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The irony of this one might just make your head explode: Mittens praises Israel’s socialized health care system

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From buzzfeed.com:

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney offered praise for the Israeli health care system today — a medical plan that has been socialized since its founding in 1948.

Romney, who championed the Massachusetts health care mandate, but is an opponent of the federal mandate passed by President Barack Obama, marveled at how little Israel spends on health care relative to the United States.

“Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? Eight percent,” Romney told donors at a fundraiser at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, speaking of a health care system that is compulsory for Israelis and funded by the government. “You spend eight percent of GDP on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18% of our GDP on health care. Ten percentage points more. That gap, that 10 percent cost, compare that with the size of our military — our military which is four percent — four percent. Our gap with Israel is 10 points of GDP. We have to find ways — not just to provide health care to more people, but to find ways to find and manage our health care costs.”

Romney has explained that he opposes ObamaCare because what worked in Massachusetts may not work for other states. Highlighting the success of the Israeli system — in a country that enjoys one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world — could complicate matters for Romney at home.

Do ya think…?!

So which is it? Is Mittens an idiot, an ass-kisser, a lying sack o’shit, or a hypocrite? I’m beginning to rule out “hypocrite.” Being a hypocrite starts with the assumption that one has a set of values he is willing to subvert. Since Mittens doesn’t believe in anything but money, I’m not sure it’s technically accurate to call him a hypocrite. He is all about money: how to get it, how to spend it, how to avoid paying taxes on it. Sociopath, maybe?!