FOX News highlights Romney’s problem.
The above is an actual screen capture from Fox News last Wednesday. My guess is that most can easily see now why Romney is losing ground among Republicans.
Who but Jon Stewart?
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart had a classic line the other night concerning the “bet” that Mitt Romney baited Rick Perry with during a debate in Des Moines last week.
“This is AWESOME : A Mormon, gambling with an evangelical over who is the bigger liar”
We believe you
Who could help but laugh when Newt Gingrich took the marriage pledge that the VaderPlaats group Iowa Family Leader foists on all Republicans? Gingrich is simply the most amoral person I have ever seen. But he can put up whatever front is called for.
Well, looks like time to take down the Halloween decorations and put up the Christmas decorations. At least it will be warmer next Easter when I take the Christmas decorations down.
The truth may kill us
Here is some scary news right before Christmas. Slowly, slowly thanks to Bernie Sanders push to open the books at the Fed if only for a brief moment, we are learning that the total bailout is much, much bigger than we were told. Bloomberg reported a couple of weeks ago that the real bailout was in the $7.7 trillion range. However more research indicates it was nearly $30 trillion or more than twice our annual total GDP.
A primary for three
Many folks have observed that the current Republican primary is much more about getting the nod from FOX News than it is about getting votes from Republican voters. The nod of Fox is really all that is needed to gain the Republican nomination since Fox will tell their viewers how to think. This explains to me why so many of the candidates contort themselves on issues. They are not playing to voters desires but those of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes plus to a lesser degree Rush Limbaugh. These folks in turn represent the .1% of the rich that are the real powers in the Republican Party.
Note to Democrats: If you are talking of anything to weaken Social Security or Medicare forget my vote. So if any of you want to sidle up to Paul Ryan like Ron Wyden of Oregon has done, please remember you are stepping in dangerous territory.
Dave Loebsack is once again ahead of his time with his early sponsorship of the STOCK (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) bill. Dave has been a model of the integrity we desire of all our politicians and should be so noted in the press. Thank you, Dave.
Well past time to act
It is well past time for American voters to remove politicians who refuse to face up to the wreckage caused by the financial meltdown. We must remove those who live in the fantasy land of Fox News lies. The meltdown must be thoroughly investigated and actions taken that remove the threat of gambling banks that literally lost the house. Every candidate must be asked if they are willing to stand up to the rich and powerful. By its nature, the government must be more powerful than financial concerns.
On a personal note
I must brag here a bit. Like most people, I do not like to talk about myself much but I do have something to share that was a long time in the making and took a lot of effort to achieve. I have been giving blood since I was 18 and was asked to help a hemophiliac friend replace the blood that he would use to be kept alive. Well, they got their proverbial needle in me and have yet to pull it out. Last month at the annual DeGowin Blood Center thank you event I was given a certificate for donating 25 gallons of blood.
This amount is from when they started tracking it, which I understand was about 20 years after I started giving. So we figure the total is probably around 40 gallons. In recent years I have been giving platelets monthly with an occasional white cell donation when needed.
But they are always in need of donors, especially around the holidays. So if you would like to do something that is a great way to give. give them a call at 319-356-2058 and set up an appointment.
“Open For Business” Wisconsin losing jobs
At a time when a good Scott Walker would like to point to his policies bringing businesses and jobs to Wisconsin to stave off the recall effort, all Scott Walker can point to is an exodus of jobs. Guess what Mr. Walker, economies that grow need to have demand from people who make enough money to survive. The Koch brothers will not be able to create enough demand by themselves.