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ByEric

Recovering From England Gaffe, Romney Boasts War With Iran

Moving on to a more hospitable environment, Mitt Romney has found his stride as he takes a militant stance with Israel against Iran. After all, what God fearing Republican doesn’t want to bomb another third world Middle Eastern country? Look at how close they put their country to our 45 American military bases.

Some of the first words out of Romney’s mouth were that military strikes would be “on the table” if he were president.

“Make no mistake: The ayatollahs in Tehran are testing our moral defenses. They want to know who will object, and who will look the other way,” Romney says in a foreign policy speech set for Sunday afternoon. “My message to the people of Israel and the leaders of Iran is one and the same: I will not look away; and neither will my country.” The Huffington Post 7/29/12

This stance isn’t that different from President Obama, whose administration continues to push for sanctions as opposed to military action, but maintains the option is not off the table. Not breaking from tradition, Romney is not directly criticizing the president while on his overseas trip, however implications are peppered throughout.

ByEric

Chick-fil-A Grand Opening Busted By Pro-Gay Marriage Protesters

As a crowd camped out overnight in anticipation of Chick-fil-A’s grand opening in southern California, they were forced to disperse when they learned a protest was imminent. The restaurant was offering free meals for a year to the first 100 people at a new location according to KNBC-TV

During that time, the Orange County Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center made signs calling for a boycott and prepared to march outside the grand opening and Thursday morning, employees told the camped-out crowd that they had to leave.

ByEric

The White House Doesn’t Fully Appreciate Anglo-Saxon History

Mitt Romney is starting off his overseas trip to bolster his foreign policy credentials with a bang. At the top of his list is speaking about how Obama’s White house is out of touch with the special relationship, apparently only appreciated, by white people.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have” The Telegraph

Mr Romney went on to say that Obama, whose father is not native to either country, didn’t understand the complexities of the relationship between England and America.

This isn’t the first time Romney has tried to paint Obama as a foreigner, on several occasions he’s called Obama’s ideas “foreign”, inciting questions about his upbringing. A strategy that works well with red state Republican voters.

ByEric

Banning Costumes – The Real Issue

While it may be too soon to discuss banning assault weapons, it’s not soon enough to ban costumes in theaters. In LA they’ve banned all costumes in AMC theaters.

AMC Theatres banned some costumes at all its theaters Friday as a security measure after a gunman fired on a Aurora, Colo., audience, killing at least 12 during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Alleged gunman James Holmes was wearing a gas mask and riot garb that some have compared to the costume of the Batman movie’s villain, Bane. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the Associated Press that the shooter dyed his hair to look like the Joker, another Batman villain, although Aurora police have not confirmed this. Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/dark-knight-shooting-amc-theaters-costumes-banned.html

The NRA won’t comment until all the facts are known, all we really know is that there are 12 dead and 58 injured from the business end of an AR-15, but let’s not jump to conclusions. We look forward to a full investigation, including a visit from a prominent member during a funeral to speak about your 2nd amendment rights.

ByEric

Rational Gun Control

Gun control isn’t an attack on the second amendment, it’s just common sense. When the constitution was written there weren’t handguns or assault rifles and the Tea Party and NRA weren’t considered a well regulated militia. At the very least, this discussion needs to be had rationally by those with an objective voice on both sides of the aisle. I’ll let you finish your laugh before reading on.

Should anyone be able to buy multiple weapons and unlimited ammunition within a short period of time without raising flags? Sure, a person can just as easily kill with a car but they at least have to train to drive, get a license and register the car. There’s no DMV Association scaring the shit out of car owners, saying the Government will pry a car from their cold dead hands.

What constitutes an assault weapon? This is a fair question that needs clarification, until this is resolved the debate continues to be muddy. However, I think we can all agree that any weapon with large magazines that can fire as fast as your finger can pull the trigger poses an imminent threat regardless.

When the unfounded hyperbolic nature of over-regulation is taken out of the conversation, we can start to have an objective discussion. We shouldn’t be waiting for the next massacre, calmer heads need to prevail, we need to take a look at how easily these weapons are obtained with no oversight and make common sense changes.

ByEric

Mitt Romney Rakes In $25 Million In Foreign Income Between 2005 – 2010

According to Mitt Romney’s 2010 tax return he accumulated more than $25 million in foreign income between 2005 and 2010, while he was governor of Massachusetts and a presidential candidate.

According to the Huffington Post:

The 2010 return lists foreign tax payments Romney made dating back to 2000. By Romney standards, the payments were modest through 2004, averaging $37,000 a year. In 2005, however, his foreign tax bill shot up to $333,149 and stayed high for the next three years, before dipping in 2009, as the financial crisis hit hard.

In 2010, Romney’s foreign tax bill was down to $67,173 on declared foreign income of $1,525,982. That’s a 4.4 percent rate. After expenses and various other deductions, Romney declared a net foreign income of $392,000, making his net tax rate 17 percent.

Because the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has so far declined to release his earlier tax returns, HuffPost made a rough calculation of his prior foreign earnings by assuming he paid similar tax rates in previous years.

Using that analysis, paying $333,000 in taxes would translate into gross foreign income of $7.5 million in 2005, or net income of $1.9 million. Even using the much-reduced net income figure, Romney would have earned $7 million in foreign income from 2005 to 2010.

It’s becoming more and more clear why he doesn’t want to give the public any more information than he has to, if this is any indication, he might be better off taking the hit politically.

ByEric

Mitt Romney Rakes In $25 Million In Foreign Income Between 2005 and 2010

According to Mitt Romney’s 2010 tax return he accumulated more than $25 million in foreign income between 2005 and 2010, while he was governor of Massachusetts and a presidential candidate.

According to the Huffington Post:

The 2010 return lists foreign tax payments Romney made dating back to 2000. By Romney standards, the payments were modest through 2004, averaging $37,000 a year. In 2005, however, his foreign tax bill shot up to $333,149 and stayed high for the next three years, before dipping in 2009, as the financial crisis hit hard.

In 2010, Romney’s foreign tax bill was down to $67,173 on declared foreign income of $1,525,982. That’s a 4.4 percent rate. After expenses and various other deductions, Romney declared a net foreign income of $392,000, making his net tax rate 17 percent.

Because the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has so far declined to release his earlier tax returns, HuffPost made a rough calculation of his prior foreign earnings by assuming he paid similar tax rates in previous years.

Using that analysis, paying $333,000 in taxes would translate into gross foreign income of $7.5 million in 2005, or net income of $1.9 million. Even using the much-reduced net income figure, Romney would have earned $7 million in foreign income from 2005 to 2010.

It’s becoming more and more clear why he doesn’t want to give the public any more information than he has to, if this is any indication, he might be better off taking the hit politically.

ByEric

The Muppets Break Ties With Chick-Fil-A

It turns out the company behind The Muppets no longer wants to be associated with a company that’s clinging to the ever dwindling support of the anti-gay marriage crowd.

Last Friday, the company behind beloved shows such as “Fraggle Rock,” “Labyrinth,” and “The Muppets,” severed ties with Chick-Fil-A due to the fast food chain’s CEO’s opposition to same sex marriage.

“The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD. (http://www.glaad.org/)”

Cathy, who is the company’s COO and son of its founder, blew open what has always been a controversial company policy: its support, through donations, to organizations that actively oppose gay rights. In an interview with Baptist Press, Cathy responded “guilty as charged” when asked about the company’s stance – he claims to run it on “Christian values” – and was undaunted by the potential fallout.

ByEric

How Romney Can Win The Conservative Vote

If Romney really wants to get the Conservative vote, here’s a few tips to win their hearts.

  • Force molested 12 year old girls to keep their father’s baby (guaranteed to sweep you all the plain states)
  • Promise to cut funding for teachers, firefighters and police
  • Promise to continue funding for hedge fund managers and Wall St bankers
  • Promise to end preventative cancer screenings for low income women
  • Promise to end abortions by ending birth control
  • Quit being a Mormon and convert to Christianity
  • Treat homosexuality as a disease
  •  Let the auto industry fail
ByEric

Palin Game For Another Run

The Republican party still hasn’t found its “real” conservative candidate and with support for the party at an all time low, many have all but given up hope. Queue Sarah Palin, who after dropping out of the presidential race after dropping out of her job as Governor during her first term, has vowed to save the sanctity and good name of the party by going on record with “well, if no one else runs I might. I don’t know. Maybe.”

Is now that time? Sure, others are running but Romney’s a liberal hippie who made his millions by eliminating jobs and liquidating once thriving businesses, typical left wing pinko. While Santorum can’t seem to get away from Santorum.

Mrs Palin, always the giver, has once again “offered to help” “I cannot predict what will happen in the future, but I know that I have got the fire in my belly to try to help, to try to make a difference and if that involves running for public office at some point in the future, I’m game for that,” she said.

It could be that Moose meat sandwiches left out on the counter for a couple of days can cause a fire in the belly too, the same happens with tuna or meatloaf.

After claiming Obama is a Marxist who is taking away your freedoms, she also says she ” likes the freedom she now has as someone who is not ‘shackled’ by the titles attached to public officeholders.