News Round-up Link DumpPosted: September 20, 2012
It’s another night of Middle School Football for me, so here are some Interesting and strange and funny links to get you going this evening.
Let’s start with the interesting ones first.
You may have heard about this already…GOP BLOCKS JOBS FOR VETS – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Cartoon Movement – 09/20/2012
And then, check out what is being “ignored” until after the election: Boehner Confirms Farm Bill on Hold
Typical bullshit! You all know what is part of that farms bill, but let me repeat it…SNAP, Foodstamps, WIC and all that other good stuff, you know the “food” that those people feel entitled to?
Numbers are out for Illegal Immigrant Deportations, Report: Number of undocumented immigrants arrested and deported in 2011 hits record high
There is this news on the Akin front: The GOP is stuck with Todd Akin
And in my redneck of the woods: Senate leader allegedly billed taxpayers for campaign mail
Still on the interesting links BTW, here are a few NASA articles:
And, Bill Clinton has written something for TIME, Bill Clinton On Why The World Is Getting Better All The Time
Okay, now for the strange news, I’ve only got one story for you there: Valerie Spruill, Ohio Woman, Finds Out Husband Was Her Father
It is obvious that the family knew the truth, but no one said shit about it. That is f’d up!
From the Funny department, gotta love these next few links…
Even as he joked“I just hope I survive,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to defend Mitt Romney’s now-infamous 47 percent remarks Thursday, and insisted the Republican ticket can still win.
Asked repeatedly about Romney’s secretly videotaped admissions that he doesn’t care about the 47 percent of people who he said pay no income taxes and therefore won’t vote for him, Boehner demurred, instead saying the election is about jobs.
“Everybody is going to try to make this election about everything other than what it is,” Boehner said. “The American people are asking, ‘Where are the jobs?’”
While he declined to defend Romney’s comments, he pointed out that he has connections to people who are less fortunate.
“I’ve had family members who lost their jobs in this downturn. Two of my brothers, two of my brother in laws. I know what’s happening out there and I know how difficult this economy is,” he said. He then suggested that Romney’s remarks fell into the territory of a typical gaffe.
“You’re going to have both campaigns on both sides that say things that get off the message. The message is let’s stay focused on jobs,” he said.
And he insisted that the widespread feeling that Romney is doomed is flat out wrong.
Pour that man another drink! He needs a refill.
But has it gotten so bad that Romney is now resorting to “brownface” in order to make himself more appealing to Univision viewers? Democratic Underground has looked at the photo above from last night’s “presidential forum” and concluded that, yes, Romney definitely “dyed his face brown.”
Wonkette wonders if perhaps the GOP nominee was involved in some sort of “self-tanner accident” or perhaps went out tanning with John Boehner “for a little pick-me-up.”
Mitt Romney is certainly looking more crispy than usual, but is that enough to call him out for, as Gossip On This put it, trying to win “browning points”?
Hey, is that a shot of the holy magic underwear in that first photo?
And at last, this woman deserves the royalties…let’s give it to her…she’s got balls to ask for them.
The elderly Spanish woman who ruined a religious fresco with her botched restoration is now demanding royalties from her work after it became an unlikely tourist attraction.
Bwahaaaaa Ha Ha…now that is funny!
This is an open thread.