Friday, November 30, 2012
Mittens Romney arrived in a 4 x 4
NOT a Presidential Limo,
but he did ride inside
President Obama greeted his former opponent
by singing a few tunes, including his complete version of
"I'm So In Love With You"
Unabashed Left has obtained a transcript of the entire post-election lunch conversation which took place this week between President Barack Obama and his vanquished, egotistical, narcissistic failed former rival, Mitt Romney (thank you Jimmy Carter IV).
Contrary to published reports the luncheon menu was far different than identified by the mainstream media. The President enjoyed a shrimp cocktail appetizer, followed by twin 2 ½ pound stuffed and broiled lobsters, baked potatoes smothered in a sour cream and vegetable sauce, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, and a rich fresh and hot nutmeg crumble apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Recognizing the Hostess company bankruptcy and displacing 18,000 workers this week in a similar manner to the procedures of Bain Capital, Mr. Romney’s White House lunch consisted of a glass of water, a slice of Wonder Bread and a Twinkie for dessert.
Mr. Romney arrived INSIDE a 4 x 4 with no Secret Service protection, and was whisked in a back door where a photographer sneaked a photo which made it appear as though he was a well-dressed intruder on the White House grounds (again, thank you Jimmy Carter IV).
They met and dined in the Oval Office and after shaking (Mr. Romney was the one shaking) and then shaking hands, their comments included the following:
President Obama: Hi Mitt. How you doing? Been awhile…. I’ve been doing GREAT!
Romney: I’m ok.
President Obama: Just ok? Is something bothering you?
Romney: YEAH! Don’t you think I’d be just a bit pissed after November 6th?
President Obama: Sorry dude, one of us had to win. And remember after the second debate you said to me ‘May the better man win?” You DID get what you asked for.
Romney: Get outa here with that!
President Obama: How’s Ann?
Romney: Pissed off.
President Obama: And why is that, Mitt?
Romney: Because I lost. She’s blaming ME, of all things!
President Obama: What a crazy woman! Why on earth would she blame you for losing your election?
Romney: Ah! She says that with all the money poured in by the superpacs because of the Citizens United decision we bought, Karl Rove’s help, and the money and time she and I sunk into an EIGHT year campaign, the only explanation for me losing is that I have no personality, no principles and no scruples.
President Obama: Hmmmm… It seems like Ann has learned some profound lessons from the election, there, Mitt.
Romney: She says she’d divorce me now, except she doesn’t want to give up the quarter billion.
President Obama: Awwww. Michelle’s fine, thanks for asking Mitt. That’s you, always concerned about others. In fact, Michelle and I are VERY happy. We had a blast the night of the election, stayed up till 3am dancing to Al Green tunes!
Al Green at the Apollo:
"Let's Stay Together!"
Romney: It’s going to be a long time before Ann’s going to even want to be seen in public with me.
President Obama: Awwwww again. Listen, I have some presents for you which should cheer you up. Here’s a bumper sticker from the campaign: it’s one of those Obama/Made in the USA with my long-form birth certificates on it. And here’s a framed picture of Joe, Jill, Michelle and myself the night of my victory speech. And I also have for you an exclusive limited edition Presidential Seal Inauguration 2012 china plate for you, Mitt. By the way, how’s that Wonder Bread? Does it taste like it used to? Better enjoy it now, because Hostess is shutting down their shops and closing the doors on their workers. Sound familiar, Mitt?
Romney: I’m really kind of hungry. Do you think I can have one of those lobster tails at least, guy?
President Obama: No WAY! Eat your Twinkie! If you behave, I’ll have them grab you another Twinkie. BTW, how’s your dog. I hope you didn’t try to bring her onto the White House grounds riding on top of your 4 x 4. You’d have been nailed and broken out in handcuffs for sure.
Romney: She’s fine. I’m never going to take a dog on vacation with me AGAIN! Wow do people make a big deal out of stuff.
President Obama: I suppose if you crated me on top of a car and drove me at 80mph from Boston to Canada, with one stop to wipe the diarrhea off the car I spewed because I was so terrified, I’d make a big deal out of it too. Whenever anybody says ‘big deal’ now, I always think of that precious open mike moment when we were celebrating the passage of the Health Care Law and Joe said “This is a big f*cking deal, Mr. President!” That sure was funny, Mitt! So no ‘repeal and replace’ is going to happen now, huh Mitt?
Romney: I guess not. I suppose Paul Ryan will keep preaching that. One good thing about this campaign ending and losing is that I don’t have to hang around that nudnik anymore. WHAT a loser!
President Obama: Yeah. I heard that he was calling you names on his campaign bus, and would try to avoid your calls during the home stretch. Can’t say that I blame him, especially after Jimmy Carter’s grandson managed to get ahold of your famous 47% speech! LOL!
Romney: I wish that whole Carter family would just DISAPPEAR! I’m sick and tired of him. I’ll tell you what; I think I might be more pissed at that dude—the original Jimmy Carter—than even you or Newt Gingrich!
President Obama: Yeah, Newt did everything he could to try and sidetrack you. Hahaha! Your primary was a blast! I enjoyed every bit of it. Herman “999” Cain taking the lead over you! Donald “You’re fired” Trump leading you in the polls! Michelle “Twisted as a pretzel” Bachmann taking the early lead before Iowa! Rick “No sex” Santorum racking up primary victories! Rick Perry surging ahead in the polls and entering then exiting after proving his stupidity when he couldn’t remember the cabinet departments he wanted to wipe out! Yeah, you also ran a heck of a primary campaign too there, Mitt! LMAO. It sure was fun to watch two dozen debates on your side with a dozen folks all jockeying for position! I bet you had fun in the primary, too!
Romney: (inaudible, sounds like grunting). Hey, man, do you think I can get that other Twinkie now? And what about a glass of water?
President Obama: Sure. The Twinkie will be $1.00 and so will a bottle of water. So that’s $2.00 please.
Romney: WHAT DO YOU MEAN TWO DOLLARS!!?? I don’t carry cash or cards. C’mon, I’m thirsty as all heck from that bread and hungry as heck now.
President Obama: Well, Mitt, the Poland Springs water and that there Twinkie you want are owned by the White House, a federally owned and administered national landmark, and I know you wouldn’t want a free government handout! That’s for sure, right?
Romney: Can you just bill me for them??
President Obama: (wiping his chin as he swallows his last bite of apple crumb pie) Do you have an account with us, Mitt?
Romney: I think that’s enough lunch for me. I’m getting outa here. Is there a quick take out joint around here, I need something fast!
President Obama: (Hollers out) HEY JOE! ARE YOU AROUND?? (Picks up phone and presses button) Hey, is Joe nearby the Oval office? Great, send him over right away, Mitt’s here and needs some advice from Joe.
Vice President Joe Biden: Hey Mitt, how goes it dude?
Romney: Ask that guy (pointing at President Obama)! He can fill you in. Do you know a decent take out joint around here? All he gave me for lunch was a piece of Wonder Bread and a Twinkie.
Vice President Biden: He GAVE you the bread and the Twinkie? Isn’t that welfare, dude? ROFLMFAO!!!
Romney: Give me a break!!!
Vice President Biden: Well, if you head out Pennsylvania Avenue, just stay on it and eventually you’ll see a McDonald’s. They’re everywhere. I recommend the double quarter pounder with cheese, large fries and chocolate shakes!
Romney: Ok. I’m outa here.
Vice President Biden and President Obama: Good!
President Obama: Listen, Mitt. After all you’ve done to me and my administration for the last 6 years; I just am really concerned about your health and want to offer you a bit of health advice.
Romney: What’s that?
President Obama: Take a hike!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
You Can Shine Your Shoes and Wear a Suit,
You Can Comb Your Hair and Look Quite Cute.
You Can Hide Your Face Behind a Smile.
One Thing You Can't Hide, is when you're
Tis end of season, yea it be true…
Signs and posters must begone into the blue.
Now tis time to cast ye ballots and forsooth…
If ye do not--let ye please lose at least one tooth.
For if the Koch brothers and their allies,
Romney and Ryan chock full of lies
Should win this quadrennial tally due to YOUR deferment or sloth
My own mouth shalt work itself into a rich foamy froth.
For old folks’ pensions shall be barren as an octogenarian minus Viagra,
And their health shall plummet like the Falls of Niagara,
‘Repeal and Replace’ is the dramedy they preach,
Imagining the 47% a lesson to teach.
The reality is they seek to steal from the masses,
And create a plutocracy of only men—not any lasses.
Yea- they seek to enrich the military contractors,
By ‘Attacking and Occupying’ in even more serious wars,
With the likes of Iran a continent away,
For want of oil, greed and money tis what I say.
So cast ye a ballot today is my fervent undying plea,
If you don’t want a grin from the deceased Mussolini.
Monday, November 5, 2012
1) Constructive and loving dialogue.
2) Civil dialogue and compromise.
3) Entrenchment, deciding no compromise is possible, and engaging in gritted teeth dialogue to buy time and to posture.
4) Raising of voices
Once it hits this point at international negotiating tables all bets are off when the United States is involved since 1945.
6) Straying from the issues disagreed upon and personalizing the discussion--characterizing the other in personally derogatory terms.
7) Incorporating vulgarity and swearing into the 'dialogue' which is no longer a dialogue but two or more monologues aimed at intimidation.
I strongly disagree with my liberal friends who cuss at the opposition and criticize on social media in anti-social ways and then criticize the right for doing the same. Gabby was shot, a Congressman's brother's gas line was cut last year because of this kind of juvenile nonsense. What's good for the goose IS good for the gander.
8) Verbal threats.
9) Physical intimidation.
Think Drone Strikes.
10) Physical threats.
11) The first assault.
I was in no way awed by "Shock and Awe" just Shocked, but not as much as the residents of Baghdad must've been, OMG the poor people!
12) The counter strike.
The United States never really suffers a punch back, because we're separated from those we intimidate by the thousands of miles of oceans between us and those on the other continents where we engage in our aggressions. So we've gotten away with mass quantities of murder since our first-strike nuclear victory on two specifically selected CIVILIAN targets, the lovely cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.13) Conventional warfare--which includes bombing, murder by uniformed and non-uniformed legalized gangs by nations, rape, torture and death, maiming, trauma, starvation and worse.
Victims of Violence and
Mr. Peace, John Lennon and the last thing he saw, a handgun staring him down outside his Manhattan brownstone.14) Nuclear/Chemical/Biological War, such as the dropping of spoiled-brat uniformed boys' boy-toys obscenely nick-named 'little boy' and 'fat boy' - the nuclear bombs dropped on specifically chosen civilian targets, the lovely cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the world's only first-strike nuclear attack, by the government of the United States in 1945 when it won the world's only nuclear war until now. At the time nobody else possessed any other such weapons so that nuclear war ended swiftly. Not likely with the next one, God forbid. The first American nuclear war has been badly mislabeled World War II.
Originally Published 7/5/11
The day before Election Day
A Particularly Verbally Violent Campaign
Thanks to the "Citizens United" Decision
And Anonymous Dumping of Millions of Dollars
By Billionaires Such as the Koch Bros.
In an attempt to buy the election.
Attempts are being made today in
FL, OH, and PA among others
to suppress voting.
Tomorrow's results will determine
whether little 'd'
democracy stands a chance.
If Barack Obama wins,
and a new Supreme Court majority
can be named,
then it stands a chance.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
A couple of Woody Guthrie tunes:
This Land is Your Land
Mitt Romney has proven himself to those of us who follow politics closely, Republican and Democrat, to be untrustworthy, unsavory, inconsistent, unlikable, unpredictable and immoral. Barack Obama has proven himself to those of us who follow politics closely, Republican (just ask NJ Governor Chris Christie) and Democrat, to be trustworthy, classy, consistent, likable, consistent and moral.
The Republican voters this year were willing to put such questionable candidates ahead of Romney in the polls as Michelle Bachmann –who might just lose her own House race next Tuesday—Herman ‘999’ Cain, cheatin’ and fired as speaker over a decade ago by his own Party Newt Gingrich, Senator “I lost my last Senate race by 18 points” Rick Santorum, Governor Rick “I’m sorry, I can’t remember” which cabinet departments I wanna eliminate” Perry, and even the Donald “You’re fired” Trump—All held leads on Romney during this year’s Republican primary even though they knew Romney well, since he’s already been running for President for 6 or more years. And let’s not forget that his own party rejected him resoundingly in 2008 as well.
The first half (over 30 minutes each)
of the Romney 47% tapes--
Mitt Romney when
he thinks nobody but
rich pals are looking.
The second half of this damning video of a sick candidate.
Romney was the signer of the most progressive Health Care Act among the states in the Union when he was governor of Mass. but then lied about his support of the Obamacare bill during its consideration in Congress to win both the primary and the general election. He inherited millions from his father, also a failed Presidential candidate and ex-governor who wound up a Nixon lackey, George Romney, all the while calling himself a businessman. All he did was take his inherited millions and when other questionable money-schemers approached him, he took title as head of Bain Capital which was and is a company which produces nothing tangible, but uses questionable practices to enrich its owners a la Bernie Madoff, throws American workers out of work and outsources jobs overseas. Romney refuses to release tax records, even though we know he has questionable personal assets hidden in overseas accounts, including the Cayman Islands.
He has lied consistently about his stands on issues in addition to Health Care—now known as the biggest flip flopping candidate of all time—he’s reversed his position on FEMA most notably recently (which he’s wanted sent to the states and/or privatized until Sandy), on Medicare (he DOES want it put onto the stock market as he does the SS trust fund, make NO mistake about that), about eliminating the Department of Education and more.
He strapped his own dog onto the top of his car and drove to Canada from Boston, and when the frightened pooch had diarrhea he just pulled over, wiped off his station wagon and proceed on his way with the pup strapped on top! OMG! No morality whatsoever. It is no wonder that a guy as sick as this has no ability to interact with people on a personal level.
His policies are aimed at enriching rich folk, and coming down on the disabled, our veterans, the poor, hungry, kids and elderly. The famous ‘47%’ tape says it all. THAT, click the link here, shows the TRUE Mitt Romney. It’s no wonder the Republican Party twisted itself into a pretzel trying to find somebody, anybody, besides Romney this year.
On the other hand, Barack Obama breezed to his second Democratic Party nomination uncontested for all the opposite reasons. Barack never led a ‘venture capital’ company before his political career. He chose instead to sacrifice, a licensed attorney choosing to invest his time helping folks on the hard streets of Chicago. A brilliant mind, he taught law at the prestigious University of Chicago Law School after earning a Harvard Law degree and serving as editor of the Harvard Law Review. He then went to the state Senate and was re-elected and served 10 years before going to the U.S. Senate and then to the U.S. Presidency winning the Democratic Party nomination in an epic primary between himself—the first black American President and the first seriously likely to win woman candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton and then beating an American war hero for the general election victory. He has since not only been able to mend fences with the Clintons, they are clearly friends as individuals and as two amazing couples and he knew Secretary Clinton would lead the State Department as nobody else could.
He has named TWO women with great credentials to the Supreme Court, and needs the chance to modify that Court, as all serious Court observers are frightened by the Roberts’ Court, and the prospects of an even more reactionary Court if Romney succeeds. The ridiculous amount of cash poured into this election is THE result of this Court and its Citizens’ United decision, which can only be overturned by changing the membership of the Court in the ways that Barack has proven that he will.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Romney sez if you ain't got the
"Do Re Mi"
He isn't responsible forya.
Barack has proven he can deal with the likes of potential foes like Vladimir Putin, compelling him to sign a verifiable first-ever Strategic Arms REDUCTION Treaty. He’s ended the war in Iraq. The war in Afghanistan will be over next year. War is less likely with Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama. We have GOOD ties with NATO and all our allies, which were strained beyond belief under the last Republican administration just 4 years ago. Osama Bin Laden is dead and Al Quaeda has been rendered impotent.
‘The Great Recession’ is over and 32 straight months of private sector job growth has been enabled by Obama policies. More needs to be done, and Bill Clinton enthusiastically says Barack is tie man for that job. Independent NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the same decision, endorsing Barack just this week as his city is struggling to rebound from Hurricane Sandy.
About.com summarized Barack’s SPECIFIC plans for the coming 4 years and the U.S. economy as follows:
-1,000 Tax Cut for Middle Class American Families
Obama and Biden will cut income taxes by $1,000 for working families, because the economy needs to be revitalized from the bottom up, not top down.
Obama and Biden will enact a windfall profits tax on excessive oil company profits to give American families an immediate $1,000 emergency energy rebate to help families pay rising bills. Read more.
-Create Jobs through Fair Trade
Obama and Biden believe that trade with foreign nations should create American jobs, not send them overseas. They will stand firm against agreements that undermine our economic security.
-Create 5 Million Green Jobs
Obama and Biden believe that we should invest in innovation and manufacturing jobs in the growing clean energy market, freeing us from our dependence on foreign oil within a decade and creating 5 million green jobs.
-New Jobs Through National Infrastructure Investment
Obama and Biden believe that rebuilding our highways, bridges, roads, ports, air, and train systems will create jobs, ensure safety, and bolster our long-term competitiveness.
-Technology, Innovation and Creating Jobs
Obama and Biden will increase federal support for research, technology and innovation for companies and universities so that American workers can lead the world in cutting edge jobs and products.
-Support Small Business
Obama and Biden will level the playing field for small business by eliminating all capital gains taxes on start-up and small businesses.
Obama and Biden will strengthen the ability of workers to organize for good wages, healthcare, and secure pensions. Obama and Biden will fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.
Obama and Biden will ensure that labor appointees support workers' rights and will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers. Obama and Biden will also increase the minimum wage and make sure it remains a real wage year over year.
-Protect Homeownership and Crack Down on Mortgage Fraud
Obama and Biden will crack down on fraudulent brokers and lenders. They will make sure homebuyers have honest and complete information about their mortgage options, and they will give a tax credit to all middle-class homeowners.
-Address Predatory Credit Card Practices
Obama and Biden will establish a five-star rating system so that every consumer knows the risk involved in credit card borrowing.
They will establish a Credit Card Bill of Rights to stop credit card companies from exploiting consumers with unfair practices.
-Reform Bankruptcy Laws
Obama and Biden will reform our bankruptcy laws to protect working people, to ban executive bonuses for bankrupt companies, and to require disclosure of all pension investments.
In the second Presidential Debate, President Obama hammered the economic point
home when he stymied Governor Romney with his knowledge of the issue and answers for the future when he said to Romney and the audience: ““Governor Romney says he’s got a five-point plan. Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks on the top play by a different set of rules. That’s been his philosophy in the private sector, that’s been his philosophy as governor, that’s been his philosophy as a presidential candidate.”
President Obama has a plan. Let’s let him have at it for FOUR MORE YEARS!