Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Photo-‘Toons 1.17


Well this has been a week where the political landscape has been changing at all levels – local, statewide and national.

Obviously the crowning event was the long-awaited announcement of Mitt’s running mutt. It was done with all the calculation of a late Friday night Washington document dump. 

In the run-up to this climax that rivaled that of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally, we’ve seen a magic act with vanishing town bylaws, a school principal who didn’t finish her paper work on time, a hissy fit from a Massachusetts Senator and a new nickname for a Presidential candidate.

Throughout the week we were constantly bombarded with another round of charges and counter-charges on the evils of Bain Capital. Thus, we provide a closing video from the faux Bain PR division explaining how they really work.

All in all it’s been enough to leave us with a Sunday morning hangover. So, as we mix the raw egg into our V-8 juice heavily loaded with Tobasco Sauce and accompany it with dry toast, we present a summary of the last week as viewed through our komik kaleidoscope.
































































































































And now a word from Bain Capital...


16 comments:

  1. Romney Hood

    aka Mitt “Robme”

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  2. OMG, you're just such a liberal wierdo.

    I myself will feel better voting for a proven winner like Mitt, and not some entitlement junkie like Barack. This country cannot afford to 'give away the farm' for the next four years, as the natioinal deficit has already been more than doubled in the last four years, and at some point we have to reel it in.

    Now I recognize my vote for Romney is likely wasted in a liberal bastion like Mass., but for no other reason than he did a fine job as Governor, he deserves my vote. But you know what? I believe all those Bible thumpers in the South will hold their noses and choose Romney over Obama, in places like Tennessee, Alabama, and maybe even Texas. Florida anyone? I don't think Obama is a lock in the rust belt either.

    Obama will lose Colorado because he is bringing Federal heat to their up and coming new belief system and industry, which now means with the exception of California, Romney will win every contiguous state west of the Missouri River. This election will not be that close.

    Thanks for helping with the bin Ladin thing, but Barry, you need to retire and write your book, and go on the touring circuit like Bill did. I mean, now that you're not president you don't have to live without big money, so go out there and pound the pavement, and enjoy life too.

    Again, thanks to my flaming liberal friend Ozone for providing this fine local site.

    BTW, I don't know what happened at Bain Capital and I don't care. If he broke the law he would be in jail. Just sayin'.

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    1. This was a nice fantasy, but he's still president. And if you can look past your political prejudice, you would see Romney's campaign for what it really is—a total disaster.

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    2. @ Peeps

      You must be clearly one of the “Economic Elite”...“Of the 1%, By the 1%, For the 1%”.

      "The Economic Elite vs. People of the USA."

      “The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth - What's It Going to Take to Get It Back?"

      "The U.S. already had the highest inequality of wealth in the “industrialized world” prior to the financial crisis -- and it's gotten even worse”.

      "Paul Buchheit, from DePaul University, revealed, "From 1980 to 2006 the richest 1% of America tripled their after-tax percentage of our nation's total income, while the bottom 90% have seen their share drop over 20%." Robert Freeman added, "Between 2002 and 2006, it was even worse: an astounding three-quarters of all the economy's growth was captured by the top 1% ."

      “Meanwhile, 2009 was a record-breaking year for Wall Street bonuses, as firms issued $150 billion to their executives. 100% of these bonuses are a direct result of OUR TAX DOLLARS, so if we used this money to create jobs, instead of giving them to a handful of top executives, we could have paid an annual salary of $30,000 to 5 million people”.

      “So while US workers are now working more hours and have become dramatically more productive and profitable, our pay is actually declining and all the dramatic increases in wealth are going straight into the pockets of the Economic Elite”.

      [Site Source: “Alternet”] - Tidbits taken from Part II of David DeGraw's report.

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  3. I missed the article about the principal, what is that all about Ken.

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    1. Article “New Southbridge principal has proper licenses”
      http://www.telegram.com/article/20120810/NEWS/108109364/0/SEARCH

      “Despite completing all the qualifications to be a licensed principal for Grades 9 through 12 (but not finishing all of the necessary paperwork), Ms. Perreault only held a Grades 5-through-8 principal license when Superintendent Eric D. Ely announced last week she was the new middle/high school principal.

      On Wednesday, a week later, Ms. Perreault had the licenses to be principal for both the entire school.”

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  4. One thing the GOP is very good at is getting people, such as "Peeps", to vote against their own interests. Want more tax cuts for the rich, corporate welfare to the tune of billions and meanwhile cuts to SS etc. programs that we have all paid into our entire lives... then vote Republican. In that case you will get exactly what you deserve.

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    1. Corporate welfare is cutting taxes for large employers who in turn create jobs.

      Democratic welfare is handing money out for nothing.

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    2. @ Peeps

      You'd better ask yourself ... “In What Country”?

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    3. Nice try Peeps, but "trickle down economics" has been tried again and again over the last three decades and it always leads to high unemployment and massive debt. Never has it led to job creation. Not once has it worked.

      All the Republicans in from Reagan, through both Bushes ascribed to your theory, and in every case it was a complete economic failure. Clinton repaired the damage last time and now Obama is cleaning up the most recent mess.

      The Dems are able to balance budgets while maintaining social programs that help the poor and elderly instead of exploiting them. How do they do this? Simple. They don't act like spoiled rich brats playing with Daddy's credit card.

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    4. large employers that create jobs??? What planet do you live on???? Yeah, all those bonuses wall street paid out... that really created jobs, LOL. What jobs? The minimum wage jobs at McD's and Walmart? You are thoroughly brainwashed.

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    5. How come when you think it's good to encourage employers your brainwashed, but when you think it's good to feed the welfare state you're enlightened?

      I wish I was a liberal. Maybe I could the spiritual torchbearer for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Tip O'Neill, and Hillary, like the moonbat in the picture to the right who is running for U.S. Senate.

      They're both going down come November, Barry and Elizabeth. Can anyone say 'President Romney?' I already know how to say 'Senator Brown.'

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    6. And by the way, those wall street bonuses have certainly happened under Obama's watch.

      Also, when you're on a string like this and using 'anonymous' as a name, can you add something to distinguish yourself from the other anonymouses? Like a nom de plume perhaps? That way I know how many people are hollerin' at me. Thanks.

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    7. Peeps, sane people will not vote for cutting benefits for the elderly, that have worked their entire lives and paid into SS and Medicare to finance a tax cut for the super rich. I think Ryan will kill Romney's chance of winning. Two extremists that are super rich and pay a smaller percentage of taxes than the average working person... won't fly. Combine that with Ryan's extreme views on birth control... anti-gay, anti choice (even in the cases of INCEST... so he would force a 11 year old to carry a baby by her own father? NUTS) and the list goes on. So much for Ryan being a "catholic"... didn't Jesus say to feed and house the poor and care for each other? I guess he missed that part.

      You assume a lot... I am very much pro-welfare reform and getting people that are able to work off the welfare rolls.
      LIS

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  5. Nevada odds pick Romney and Ryan by a land slide.I believe that Romney and Ryan will be radiant & rational.

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    1. Those odds are only at Sheldon Adelson's casinos.

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