…Romney said his potential Cabinet would be made up of people who have had “real jobs.” In a shot at President Barack Obama, the Republican nominee said, “My Cabinet will not be filled with academics and politicians…It would be a very different lineup than the president has assembled. His team is almost entirely void of anyone with any experience in the business sector, in the private sector, that understands how the economy works,”…
Romney claims his Cabinet won’t be ‘filled with academics and politicians’. Correct, it will be filled with corporate raiders, lobbyists and shysters. I wonder if Gordon Gekko is available?
- Three killed in Iraq violence
- Iraq Says Kurdish Oil Exports to Turkey Are Illegal
- Locals vow revenge for Afghan woman’s execution
- Jordanian parliament member throws shoe, pulls gun on critic on live TV
- Egypt’s legislature convenes despite court ruling
Shoe Throwing. And a Gun.
Talk about must-see TV. In Jordan, a furious TV debate turned into a YouTube moment when a member of parliament threw a shoe and pulled a gun on his rival.
- Who is flooding campaigns with secret millions?
- Romney outraised Obama by $35 million in June
- Romney: ‘Nothing hidden’ in unreleased tax returns
- Rick Perry joins Republican governors who won’t implement Obamacare
Welcome to Florida: The Land of Sun, Sand and TB
The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop.
If Flip Mitt flop wins, he will have done so without significant financial support from the American people. His allegiance to them, if not already in question, will be transparently absent. One will, however, easily see the large dog collar around his neck with a silver lead, running to the hand of his Koch handlers, who will periodically twist his balls to remind him of his real master. – John Patrick Legry
- Obama: Let Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest expire
- ‘Obama pays your bills’ scam claims more victims
- Democrats cast GOP as ‘out of touch’ using Romney donor’s quote
- First half of year: hottest on record
Global Warming’s Evil Twin
Oceans’ rising acid levels have emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs, acting as the “osteoporosis of the sea” and threatening everything from food security to tourism to livelihoods, the head of a U.S. scientific agency said Monday.
Poor white people are so funny with their bad teeth, chronic diseases, unplanned pregnancies and inexplicable tendency to vote Republican.- Wonkette Post
- Oil Drops Below $85 as China Trade Growth Slows
- BP suspends costly Alaska oil project
- China Overtakes Japan in Fortune 500 Rankings
- Euro Approaches 2-Year Low on French, Italian Production Concern
- As Foreclosures Ramp Up, Roadblocks Ahead
- Cybersecurity chief urges action by Congress
Continuing the Lies
This is how broken, distorted and hackish our public political dialogue has become: George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist (his record for coasting on that one accomplishment continues), actually responds to concerns about the national’s killer heat wave with “it’s summer, get over it!”
Email from Switzerland
I recently received some money from a life insurance my dad took out decades ago. …[the] first thing I did was pay my membership fee to the Lisa Casey Fan Club, so to say.
Your motto, “Laugh trough political turmoil” got us through quite a bit. You have no idea how much I appreciate your work. Watching from abroad what Cheney and his double-u-ed lackey did to your country and the world, seeing how your people got deceived by media in a stranglehold while we could see what actually happened in the real world.
[A] new relationship [with an American], changed my way of looking at the USA. It wasn’t just that struggling world power on the other side of the Big Pond any more, it was the home of those I love, and American problems became my problems too. Meanwhile, my American friends say I know more about their country than most of them know themselves. And yes, I do care.
For years, your Website was a beacon in the dark American night, and although there is light behind the horizon, it still keeps shining, and it still is needed. Lisa, we do need you. You have a mission, and you are doing a great job. I hope you are getting enough encouragement also from other sides to help you stick to it.
I’m glad you are so happy with the new computer. Oh, and since I am not a vegetarian (actually I’m kind of an oligocreatofague, but I don’t think that word figures on Wikipedia or in any dictionary; it just means I don’t eat tons of meat every day like many Americans do), I hope you can enjoy some of that pig too.
Take good care of yourself and enjoy life in every way you can. It’s worth it despite all troubles.
Your email is why I do what I do. Where else can I have all these wonderful friends at my fingertips?
You’re “Old Europe”. Remember that phrase, always delivered with a bit of distain, from the Bush years when most of Europe knew WTF was going on and was opposing the Iraq War?
America, as you well know, is a victim of newspeak that George Orwell warned us about. Why else would half of Americans think Saddam was behind 9-11? Including, that fervent reader of all publications, Sarah Palin.
In the US, it is 24/7 blasting of right wing bull and people eat it up quicker than Chris Christie downs a dozen Krispy Kremes. The radio, the TV and newspapers are filled with misinformation and innuendo. Obama was born in Kenya. Eyes rolling.
I just read an article about newspapers thriving in Germany. Yeah, that’s because fuc*ing intelligent people read.
So do Costa Ricans. There are several newspapers here and very good TV news. Costa Ricans know more about American history than most Americans. Most Costa Ricans think Republicans are just like the Americans that ruined their country when it was a banana republic. As one friend said to me, “We don’t plan on letting history repeat itself.”
BTW, that pig was delicious, especially with hot chili peppers Dan sent me from Texas. Dan proves there are good Texans.
Thank you for your generous support.
Your words touched my heart.
Good luck to you and your American love.
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My mail box is emptier than Chris Christie’s donut box.
- Brazil to breed GM mosquitoes to combat dengue
- Babies in dog-owning families may be healthier
- Likely Source of Animals’ Magnetic Sense Identified
- Georgia Little League Brawl Caught on Tape, Two Men Arrested
- Unruly Passenger, 81 and Blind, Causes 12-Hour Emergency Landing
Time To Deflate Photo
A sun bear reacts to triple-digit temperatures at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Friday, July 6, 2012. The temperature reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.5 Celsius) Friday. Photo/Nati Harnik