And this is crazy

Two posts in two days?  You gotta know something is really pissing me off.

Chevron.

Complete asshats.  This is why Citizens United was total bullshit.

We just got it up the ass here in the Bay Area to the tune of $4.90 per gallon.  And then we got it up the ass a second time when Chevron donated $2,500,000. to Romney’s campaign.  Total bullshit.

As much as I would like to pick on Sheldon Adelson, the truth of the matter is he’s in the gaming business.  And people are stupid.  That’s why he’s so freaking rich.  I don’t have a problem with him participating in the political process.  I have a problem with a guy with that much money buying his political influence.  And that goes to the renting out of the Lincoln room too.  Don’t believe in it.  It’s wrong.

BTW, Jeffrey Katzenberg is Obama’s largest contributor at around $2,000,000.  Yeah, I use all the zeros just to make you think.

I think political campaigns should be like the NFL and the NBA and have salary caps.  Then it’s an even playing field.  You can spend whatever you want up to X.  Not a penny over.  Then you have to spend your money wisely and get your message out.

There are a lot of nitwits freaking out because if you look at the lists Obama’s largest contributor are UC and the government.  It’s just where the employees are sourced to.  So government employees and employees of the University of California are big supporters of Obama.  Not really a surprise.  They both stand to be axed in a Romney Administration.  Why wouldn’t they support the guy that has their back.  Makes sense.

Once the NFL stopped Eddie D’s cheating ways the dynasty was over.  It doesn’t help that it took years for the Yorks to figure out how to run a football team.  Looks like they finally figured it out.  It’s possible that Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Esteban might have figured out how to run an NFL team too.

You’re welcome

 

And then she lost her mind and did the ultimate

I love Colin Powell.  In answer to the question “Who would you like to sit down and have dinner with?” my answer would be:

  1. Wes Clark
  2. Colin Powell
  3. Bill Clinton
  4. Cher (I’m serious)
  5. Arnold

Not in any particular order.  What to they have in common?  They’re all extremely intelligent and deep independent thinkers.  Cher was the only one that came from the middle class, the others all made it from nothing.  I really wish someone would give Wes Clark a high level position in government.  I know he went mano e mano with Clinton, which I bet was something to watch.  I saw Clark speak in person when he ran for President.  He was way too smart to have ever been elected in this country.  At the time I thought “This guy’s done.   America is too stupid to understand him.”

Clark proposed that no one making under $50k pay income tax.  I thought that was too generous at the time, but in thinking it out it makes sense.  You lift up the impoverished and the lower middle class and the tide lifts all boats.  Give a lot of average Joe’s back 20% of their income and they dump it in to the economy.  We all win.  And he is a Democrat.  I have one of his books on war.  I can barely get through a couple of pages at a time.  I’m not used to reading at that level.

Colin Powell.  That poor sonofabitch.  Bush used him.  I think we all know that now.

Bush, Cheney and their neocon cronies set the negro up.  I’d love to spend an evening hearing what he had to say off the record.

Facts are fun.

Ouch.

Bill Clinton.  Nuff said.  He’s the kind of guy you can sit and have one of the esoteric conversations that lasts all night.  Not to mention he’s a guy with absolutely nothing to lose.  And you would come away a better person.

Cher.  She’s smart and opinionated and she’s been through it, every way you can imagine.  From the early Sonny & Cher days to watching her first born very publicly change gender identity.  That shit changes you and Cher defends Chaz like the Momcat we all knew she was.  It couldn’t have been easy for her.  Actually most of her life wasn’t easy for her.  Yet she made more money that God.  $180,000,000 in 2008 at age 62 for a run at Caesars Palace.  And all those Mackie gowns.  There is no one else like her and I think it would be fascinating.  Not to mention that house in Malibu is the shit.

Actually I could add Dolly Parton to the list for similar  reasons.

Arnold.  Another one namer.  I think he’s one of the reasons that strength training has perserved all of these years.  He brought bodybuilding in from the cold.  Joe Weider certainly was trying but Arnold was the catalyst.  He came here with nothing and lived the America dream.   He took the bodybuilding prize money and bought a ton of real estate.  Then he said he was going to get into the movies.  And he did.  Then he said he was going to marry a Kennedy.  And he did.  And he held the highest office that he could, even though I think he helped create the mess that Governor Moonbeam is cleaning up now.

I could add Will Smith to the list too.  I should.  I think a conversation with him would be amazing.  Catch one of his interviews, he just goes off on his own tangent any more.  It’s a long way from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain’t coming back to your hometown

OK, maybe the Presidential debate drinking game wasn’t such a great idea.  Or maybe drinking whenever someone said “middle class” was a bad idea.

Not to worry, this morning we have a whole new kettle of fish to shoot in a barrel.  Or rather, binders of women.  What does that mean?

Maybe not that.

Not like that Bubba.  Jeez.  Now Hillary is going to want to…

Doh!

This morning’s stop over at Politifact.com, they rated most of the debate was at least half or mostly true which is a big improvement.  Romney should not have gone after the Libya thing so hard, he was wrong.  The thing is, to any thinking person, the President can’t come roaring out and rattling swords and be wrong.  They called it terrorism right away but didn’t point to exactly where it came from.  Then Hillary took responsibility for the lapse, whatever that really was, I don’t think there was one.  I think shit happens in hostile environments.  Those guys were stationed in the belly of the beast.  Shit happened and one of our Ambassadors and some of his staff were killed.  It’s an international incident for sure but what would Mittens really do that would be any different?  It’s not like he didn’t piss off England and France in one innocent little trip.  Just think the wonders he could work with Libya with that sort of negotiating skill.  And they got the transcript.  And Obama called it an act of terror the next morning.  Do you think he’s not doing something right now about this?  Ask Osama bin Laden.  Oh, never mind, he sleeps with the fish.

And Hillary.  I don’t think she needed to step up to the plate on that one, but she did.  Was she the sacrificial lamb for the Administration?  Doubtful, she’s too smart for that.  It was probably a miss.  But she stepped right up to the plate just like Condi did after 9/11.  Oh wait a minute!  OK, Obama took responsibility because they all work for him just like Bush did after 9/11.  Oh wait a minute!  To this day neither Bush nor Rice have taken responsibility for their lapses.  Obama’s team didn’t beef up security.  Bush’s team ignored a report that said “OBL determined to attack America”.  Yeah, STFU Mittens.

The only “pants on fire” was the apology tour comment.  Sorry, I think apologizing for this country being a bunch of barbarians is wise.  We have bullied our way through this world for over a hundred years.  We should apologize.  I’m sure the Teabilly Republic doesn’t get that, but if we were better world citizens they wouldn’t be burning effigies of our Presidents, like that have for years.  I can remember that back to Johnson.  Maybe there’s a reason?  Ya think?  Mending fences is not a bad idea Mittens.  Of course he’s a guy who just has his butler call a landscaper to fix his fence… if they didn’t self deport.

Obama’s only outright falsehood was when he said that Romney called the Arizona immigration law a “model for the nation”.  It was out of context.  The Romney quote was “You know, I think you see a model here in Arizona. They passed a law here that says that people who come here and try and find work, that the employer is required to look them up on E-Verify. This E-Verify system allows employers in Arizona to know who’s here legally and who’s not here legally. And as a result of E-Verify being put in place, the number of people in Arizona that are here illegally has dropped by some 14 percent, where the national average has only gone down 7 percent.”  Obama’s factcheckers took the day off after the first sentence.  Fail.

Romney’s thinking is why my old job is being done by some guy named Singh in Bangalore.  I’m sure they are now paying him more than $16 a day.  I know when Fidelity went in there and started stealing First India’s employees the labor rates went up, and it’s been a few years so even Singh probably got a raise.  He’s why we now have QC checking the prelims when they arrive back here.  Even if he wasn’t an erratic self absorbed out of touch lying douchebag, I could never support him.