By tmcbpatriot | August 11, 2012 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | August 10, 2012 | No Comments
Early on my prediction for Romney was Chris Christie. He was seen early on as the guy to beat Obama as a candidate. I still think he is a viable choice and really the only one who has the ability to turn this thing upside down. Sure he has a paper thin resume and is a total dick, but when has that stopped anybody before? He is just what Republicans want. He is crass, unhealthy, has zero respect for his own self image and people seem to love him.
Thing is, a candidate should be someone who essentially could be President, if it came to that. Although history tells us that candidates are so full of themselves they often seem to miss this — e.g. Walter Mondale, Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney.
By tomorrow this will be all over and we will see a bump in Romney’s numbers and a whole new crop of talk. With less than 90 days to go, I feel Obama has it in the bag, but we live in a crazy country where anything can happen.
I just hope we are this lucky again. Don’t count on it though.
By tmcbpatriot | August 10, 2012 | No Comments
Here we go again, folks. It’s 1998 all over again. Mitt Romney has a mistress, one who used to make him rock hard at tax time, but has now become just an ugly stain on his dressage, er, I mean his past.
Worst of all, just like days of old, Romney is denying that any torrid affair ever took place. Of course, I am referring to Mitt’s mistress, otherwise known as his tax returns. His refusal to show them to a very curious public is causing what can only be described as a classic Clintonesque response that cannot be believed as Mitt falls into the Clinton trap.
For those living under a rock, Harry Reid turned into SuperHarry recently and came out swinging. He accused Romney of not paying his taxes for 10 years. It is an awesome accusation, I must say. Best of all, it is unsubstantiated! Harry just said that he heard it from a guy who knows a guy whose cousin heard it from a friend that Mitt Romney did not pay any taxes at all for 10 years!
Now, if it were me and I was running for President and I knew that Harry Ried was lying, then I would say so. Or I would go the Clinton route: say it is not true, admit you lied, bomb a country to change the subject and gain greater popularity as a result. All the while, you make your accusers look like fools. If you are really lucky, they even make a movie out of your escapades.
But wait….We’re forgetting something. Mitt Romney is no Bill Clinton, but 14 years later he is falling into the same trap. Mitt Romney is being accused of something that, for some, is no big deal. If a guy wants to avoid paying his taxes he is entitled to do that, so long as he is not a poor person. Avoiding taxes is a rich man’s sport and if it makes him more relaxed and less stressed as a result then more power to him. That was my opinion back when Clinton was getting BJ’s, so why is this any different?
However, there are those who feel that Romney is lying through his teeth and follows rules that apply only to him and the other 1%ers. Back in 1998, this would have been enough to impeach the man, and he is not even impeachable yet!
Now, what I don’t understand is, was nothing learned from Lewinskygate? How is it that with all the Bubba hubbub nobody told Romney to come clean? No pun intended. Not paying ones taxes for a decade sounds bad and, as Clinton proved, looking into the camera and denying it can turn things from bad to worse very quickly.
For Romney to deny that he did not have taxable relations with the IRS is just not believable. Like Clinton, he is also a playa. He screws the tax man like Clinton screws the ladies. And when the truth finally comes out people are going to say “He Lied!” They may even paint those words on the side of their barn so it can be seen from the air (Something I saw once while rafting in Colorado. True story).
It has been weeks since Reid made his accusation and in classic Clinton style Romney is still denying. Romney thinks this story will go away or that he can just bomb a country as subterfuge. Trouble is, Mitt is not the President, I don’t think he plays the sax, and Arsenio is off the air. Seem to me, Mitt is fresh out of options.
So to help him out, here is some advice from the man himself: Stop the charade Mitt! This story has teeth and it is looking to bite down hard on your private tax parts. Why not just be come clean like me and tell the American people what we already know to be true? If I taught you anything it is that coming clean might get you deeper into trouble at first, but in the end your speaking fees will go through the roof! It might even get you elected.
Thanks for that Bill! Good advice.
Only, before you start telling the truth Mitt, just remember one thing. While your tax deception might be long and your prowess doing it might be orgasmic, at the end of the day, you sir are no Bill Clinton. So I have a suggestion too. Ask your wife to run for Senate and hide the cigars. Oh, and there is still time go on Leno and play an instrument. Just keep in mind that derivatives are not the kind on instruments I am talking about.
God Speed Mitt! You’re gonna need all the help you can get.
By tmcbpatriot | August 9, 2012 | No Comments
This time we will pull a wonderfully hypocritical piece out of the arse of RedState to make our point. Come along, won’t you? Let’s journey once more into the land of make believe….
So What If Obama Has Offshore Accounts?
It is hard to believe what audacity the left has. They truly have no shame and this latest blight on Obama’s past proves it. Of late, the right has been obsessed with Barack Obama’s tax returns, and rightly so! Even more interesting, Democrats seem to think Americans do not actually care about Obama’s tax returns. Nothing could be further from reality, a place the left rarely visits.
I suspect Dems believe that the right is rapidly running out of ammunition and is grasping at straws. Harry Reid then doubled down by going to the floor of the U.S. Senate to levy an unsubstantiated claim that Obama paid all of his taxes for ten years! Reid, of course, did not specify if Obama actually did so. Without any proof or evidence, Reid of course must be classified as a liar.
Some on the right, like your’s truly, want to know if Obama has offshore accounts. Can you imagine? A sitting President with offshore accounts? The Founders are probably rolling in their graves at this moment, clawing their way to the surface just to stop America from giving this man another term. Are we supposed to believe that secret offshore accounts are good? So what if Obama has offshore accounts, they ask? Assuming everything is done legally, which is highly unlikely, how is this possibly a good thing?
Could real American’s, soldiers, the middle class, the poor do what is most advantageous to them? Can you? Having offshore accounts proves Obama does not understand or care about U.S. tax code and human beings. He seems to thumb his nose at both. He also supports people like Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz who also probably have offshore accounts.
As President, Mitt Romney could use his knowledge of U.S. tax code to change the environment that encourages sending money and jobs offshore. President Obama obviously doesn’t have a clue. Of course the left doesn’t want to hear that the poor cannot send their money offshore. But all of this begs the more important question: why does Obama do it?
He does it because he has raised taxes to such a level that he and other wealthy Chicago and San Francisco politicians need a safe haven to avoid spending money in America, where it belongs! And of course, spending in America is 180 degrees away from where Democrats want to go.
Boy, that was a wild ride, wasn’t it? Now before we part, let’s take a quick look at some actual comments from this article, some of which I have taken some liberties with. As always, names have been changed to protect the hypocritical.
First, the investments were made in a blind trust. Is this like the blind sheik? Someone should look into this to see if there is a connection.
Secondly, much of Obama’s secret money was funneled to Al Qaeda and foreign businesses. I have no proof, but I feel it in my gut. All of this is really a testament to our complicated tax code. There’s no question that Obama is trying to fool the American people. What he is doing is dumb, illegal and unethical.
atleast from our side is NOT whether is right to have offshore accounts. It is more about why is Obama is thumbing his nose at Americans to proudly say that he wants every American to be take their money out of America and to have offshore accounts.
I suspect a lot of people are more interested in Barack Obama’s taxes than their own. We already know everybody’s taxes are going up with Obamacare.
– Ooops! How did that get in there? Don’t click on it. You may become dumber as a result. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
By tmcbpatriot | August 6, 2012 | No Comments
Reading about the latest massacre by yet another white man with a gun. An ex-soldier no less. Hmmm…why is it that I recall a story about soldiers coming home with itchy trigger finger’s. Maybe I imagined it.
It’s getting to the point where we may be profiling the wrong people at airports. Funny thing, though. This latest slaughter is being called “domestic terrorism.” I guess because the shooter killed a bunch of dark skinned people who looked Muslim? Forget that he was probably too dumb to know the difference between Sikh’s and Al Quaida. To him they had skin a few shades in the wrong direction and he had free access to guns. Put those two together and you have good ol’ fashioned Americana!
What is different about this latest shooting though that puts him in a higher class of killer than that movie theater guy? I mean, less people were killed. You would think this latest senseless bloodbath was just like any other. Except, you would be wrong. This massacre was special. Why? Because in America it is important that we classify things in order to make sense of them.
Here, let me lay it out for you:
If a dark skinned Muslim, or somebody who looks Muslim, shoots anybody or anything for any reason, it’s domestic terrorism. At the same time, if a white man shoots dark skinned people, they must look Muslim for him to be a domestic terrorist. This is a key differentiator. Otherwise he just shot regular black people. That alone does not get you that title.
Now, if you are white and shoot random people of any color, so long as it is mixed and more white people die over any other race, then you are simply a deranged individual who was probably neglected or sexually abused as a child. Better yet, you may even be autistic. On the other hand, if you are just a run-of-the-mill dark skinned person and you do not fit the stereotype of a Muslim and you shoot white people then you are to be jailed immediately and considered the product of the welfare state and discarded.
Still with me? Because we are not quite done.
If you are white and shoot non-Muslim looking black people then you are simply a racist. If you are black and shoot other blacks, well, that’s just Tuesday.
Lastly, and we want to be all-inclusive here, if you are asian and you shoot people then you are pretty much an Apple employee who cracked under the pressure of poor working conditions and low pay. And just to be fair, Indians have been left off the list because I can’t recall any cases where they went berserk. Well, maybe this one time. But does that really count?
Bottom line is, guns don’t kill people, nicely categorized races of people kill people. And you know what else? If only those poor Sikh’s had had guns this latest deranged shooter could have been stopped before he got started. Isn’t that right Mr. Nugent?
Or would it be more likely that we would be reading about even more dead people due to their shi**y aim and zero experience killing another human being? It makes no difference though. Just like the nut in Colorado, this too will fade away and we will go on about our business until the next one.
I just hope when it happens again that it is easy to categorize. Otherwise we might have to finally do something about this.
Perish the thought.
By tmcbpatriot | July 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
Are we bored yet? These stories of massacres by white kids with heavy weapons always leaves us numb and totally desensitized. It happens so often that we don’t even have time to process the previous one. Add to that a non-stop news cycle at break neck speed and by the weekend we are already looking for the next big story.
In fact, we are already so bored by what happened in Colorado that this week CNN online posted a video of the massacre in 3D, just to remind us. I wish I was kidding. If you click on the link you are a braver person than I because, quite frankly, I do not want to see it. Not as a cartoon and not in fu**ing 3D!
But by next week, after all (most?) of the dead are buried and their families and friends are left to deal with their unimaginable loss, we will go back to our lives, the presidential election, the new judge on “Idol,” and whatever else has not even happened yet. It is what we do. Sure there will still be stories about gun owners fighting with anti-gun folks over their ‘rights’, Ted Nugent will continue to say stupid sh*t as usual, and anti-gun activists will still be protesting somewhere. But by next week the shock and awe of Aurora will all be over and nothing will have changed, because nothing ever does.
Why? Because our Constitution makes it so. It is as close to the Bible as we have to a religious document while not actually being one. And no matter how convoluted and totally misinterpreted our “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is, as long as the NRA continues to shape national policy, as long as the gun and ammo industry continues making billions off of our collective fear, paranoia and their interest in allowing insane people to use their weapons as viral marketing campaigns to show off their effectiveness, nothing is going to change, ever.
That is to say, nothing except for our fear of yet another place that use to be fun. Where will it be next? Disney World? A lollapalooza festival? The Taste of Chicago? A baseball game? It is only a matter of time before everything we ever knew as being fun, as a night out, as an afternoon with the kids, turns into bedlam and more bloodshed because of long dead, power hungry, war thirsty, extremists in tight stockings who thought it would be a good idea to write into our Constitution a right to own weapons to protect against an enemy they apparently believed would be around forever.
Well, turns out their foresight and omniscience was spot on because we still do have an enemy. Only, the enemy, it turns out, is ourselves and our ever growing desire to own insane weapons that would have blown the minds of the Founders. Perhaps, if they truly were forward thinking, as many claim they were, they would have at least put in some footnote, some caveat to the Second Amendment that said something like: “In the event that weapons one day become so powerful and so deadly on a mass scale as to be used against our own citizens and not in a time of war, than that other thing we said about the right to bear arms, you can just cancel that part.”
Seems they forgot to put that in because I looked and it’s not in there. It just says over and over again about our right to own weapons. Good thing it said nothing about the right to bear medicine or we would now all be on heroine, bath salts and LSD during work hours.
Makes me wonder though, how would the “Founding Fathers” feel today knowing how it all turned out? Would they feel remorse, regret, a need to apologize to the future generations who have been put in harms way and killed just because they went to the movies? Nah. I think they would be, and were, no different than the politicians we know today, except perhaps with less hygiene and a more visible need for a dentist.
Thing is, some things never change; like the need for votes from ignorant, frightened men and politicians who saw the Second Amendment as a sure way to get their support. It is a trick as old as the paper our Constitution is written on and as a result our excuse to be irresponsible and deadly while hiding behind daddy who said it was OK. But daddy is long gone and he left us to mind the store with no real instruction about to do it or how to deal with the mounting psychological debt that is piling up faster than we, or they, could have imagined.
What happened in Aurora and elsewhere and what will continue to happen all over the country from now till forever, is truly the lasting legacy of the founders who, from the grave, are still able to wreak havoc and pain upon a weak and fragile constituency that looked to them for guidance, but who instead got what politicians of any age have been delivering for time immemorial: irresponsible, empty promises in return for power. Future be damned!
By tmcbpatriot | July 22, 2012 | No Comments
From HuffPost: VATICAN CITY, July 21 (Reuters) – “The Vatican has stripped the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, one of the most prominent centres of learning in Latin America, of its right to continue calling itself a Catholic or pontifical university, saying it had damaged the interests of the Church.” The Vatican said on Saturday that the break came after the university had several times unilaterally modified its statutes and had “gravely prejudiced the interests of the Church”. It did not elaborate.”
I wonder what that means? Did the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru refuse to abuse children? That would certainly gravely prejudice the interests of the Church. However, what is actually afoot is something far more sinister. According to the story: “The university in the Peruvian capital, Lima, was founded in 1917 and has been identified with liberal, progressive thinking for decades.”
Aha! The plot thickens. This would be a surprise too if one were not paying attention to this story back in June: “Fox News Reporter Hired as Vatican Media Adviser.” Remember now? No?
Here’s more from the NYTimes article:
ROME — In an effort to shore up its communications strategy amid a widening leaks scandal in a troubled papacy, the Vatican has hired the Fox News correspondent in Rome as a senior communications adviser. Mr. Burke is a member of the conservative Opus Dei movement, and his hiring underscores the group’s role in the Vatican.
Now, I know what you are thinking. How better to deflect bad media attention than to hire a FOX correspondent, and one involved with the Opus Dei! I mean, it is an inspired idea. Just think of the possibilities? Charges of sexual abuse by priests? Response: Just a bunch of Liberal atheists trying to defraud the church. Leaked documents accusing the papacy of “cronyism and corruption?” Response: Did Michelle Obama call the Pope “whitey?” And all written by a creepy albino wearing a black hood. Brilliant!
You see where I am going with this? I am sure this is only the tip of the iceberg too. Before long, I imagine the Pope going on FOX and Friends and Hannity for an exclusive interview. In the meantime, expect to hear more flourishes like ”gravely prejudiced the interests of the Church,” followed by “It did not elaborate.”
In other words, the Vatican is getting what it paid for.
By tmcbpatriot | July 20, 2012 | No Comments
From Huff Post:
WASHINGTON — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.
You know, I wonder about this too. Why didn’t everyone in that theater have a gun? After all, carrying a gun is legal in Colorado, yet still nobody had one. You have a law in your state called the ”Make My Day” Law for f**k sake, but still no guns!
And what happened as a result? A three-year old and a nine-year old were shot. Their Parents? Gunless. The theater ushers? Gunless! Colorado? Are you out there? Where were your guns? I mean, don’t you carry them since it is legal? Did you all collectively think to leave them home last night? Were you distracted by the fact that a three-year old was up at midnight so their parents could see a Batman movie?
If so, I understand. That would make me fumble with the safety too. I mean, where is Batman or the DCFS when you need them, right?
Also makes me wonder what Rep. Gomer has to say about the black neighborhoods in his state or even nationally where death by guns is at record levels? Perhaps blacks are devoid of Judeo-Christian beliefs too? Yeah, that must be it.
But, then again, according to a website called The Christian Post:
African-Americans are the most religiously devout racial group in the nation when it comes to attending services, praying and believing that God exists, according to a recent profile.
Well G-o-l-l-y! That’s an interesting bit a data, wouldn’t you say Congressman? Black communities are among the most religious, God fearing in America, they carry guns openly and are shooting back in self-defense in record numbers. Call me crazy, but that sounds like the model society and one that, according to your logic, we should all aspire to.
What about it Congressman? Do you care to comment? Congressman?
No, I didn’t think so.
By tmcbpatriot | July 20, 2012 | 12 Comments
I think it is high time to start a new addition to this blog called “What If Obama Did It?” I have been thinking about doing this for a while, but I read something today that just pushed me into action.
This will then be the first installment, but look for it from time to time, or perhaps more often than that, as these stories seem to come up quite often.
For example, Today I read this:
Ryan Zinke, Former Navy SEAL, Creates Anti-Obama ‘Special Operations For America’ Super PAC
It seems a “GOP state senator and former Navy SEAL commander has launched a super PAC this week, designed to oppose President Barack Obama.”
Why? Wait for it….
“Navy SEALs, Special Operations Personnel and Veterans across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain.” “The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President.”
“Who was it at risk? Was it the president? Or was it the young SEAL with the wife and kid at home?…”That’s the arrogance.”
Please don’t smash you computer screen. Instead, revel in the hypocrisy and read my first installments of: What If Obama Did It?
Today’s Episode: Obama Exploits Heroes By Landing on USS Abraham Lincoln
Origianally from Fox News - Published May 3, 2011, Associated Press
President Obama’s Navy jet was flying at more than 125 mph — Not very fast when you think about how fast they fly during an actual war, which this president was obviously never involved in — when it touched down on the USS Abraham Lincoln, snagged a cable stretched across the flight deck and screeched to a stop. Military historians wondered if Obama put the pilot’s life in danger as well as the military personnel on board the ship by demanding to be flown on board an air craft carrier at tax payer expense.
Obama emerged from the plane, cradling his helmet under his arm and seemed tired from the trip. “Yes I flew it!” Obama shouted to reporters on the flight deck. He said he piloted about a third of the way, flying “straight ahead.” A former air force pilot commented to FOX News that flying “straight ahead” was an attack maneuver used during the cold war and was used by Russian fighters before crashing into enemy ships.
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Obama lingered on deck, shook hands and posed for photos. He pointed a thumb toward the Navy Seals in a tribute to “these heroes.” No word on which Navy Seals were being referred to. Sources on the ground told FOX News that President Obama may have been pointing towards Mecca at the time. Others have said that the President used this opportunity to pander to voters at the expense of our armed forces, putting troops in harms way as a result.
The carrier was about 30 miles off the Pacific coast, on its way back from Abbottabad when Obama landed at 12:16 p.m. local time when a massive banner strung across the bridge of the ship that exclaimed “Mission Accomplished.” Sources tell FOX News that Obama may have been suggesting that the war on terror has ended and is taking sole credit for killing Osama Bin Laden.
The president, who is said to have trained as a pilot in the Hawaiian Air National Guard, flew cross-country on Air Force One, exchanged his suit and tie for a flight suit in California, got a refresher course on ejections and then climbed into the S-3B.
UPDATE: “Where are the flight logs?” Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio will hold a press conference today at 3PM EST to discuss an investigation into whether President Obama was trained to take the controls of the fighter jet and the accuracy and validity of President Obama’s flight training credentials.
Let’s see what Republicans had to say about this audacious spectacle:
ANN COULTER: It’s stunning. It’s amazing. I think it’s huge. I mean, Obama is landing on a boat at 150 miles per hour. How many lives did he put in danger by pulling this stunt? It’s hard to imagine any Republican even daring to do something this dumb. And it doesn’t matter if Democrats try to ridicule me for it. It’s stunning, and it speaks for itself.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: What’s the importance of the president’s amazing display of arrogance tonight?
PAT CADDELL: Well, first of all…the — I think that — you know, I was — when I first heard about it, I was kind of annoyed. It sounded like the kind of PR stunt that Bill Clinton would pull. And then I saw it. And you know, now I am convinced. There’s no real — real affection between him and the troops.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: We were proud of our president a few years ago. Americans loved having a guy as president, a guy who had a little swagger, who was physical, not complicated, unlike this guy.
– Sorry Barry, I guess you just can’t win with Republicans.
By tmcbpatriot | July 19, 2012 | No Comments
Limbaugh is at it again. Seems the “discussion” going around about his Bane/Bain conspiracy theory is a discussion that exists only inside his oversized skull cap.
Reposting of awesome Rob Tornoe cartoon from Media Matters.