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Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 09:56 PM PDT

47%, 53%, 100%

by neilgj

When Mitt Romney famously conflated two facts about 47% of Americans at a closed fundraiser for wealthy supporters in Florida, it didn't really stick. No one except the usual partisans were outraged by it.  The facts were as follows: (1) about 47% of American don't pay any Federal incomes taxes and, (2) at the time about 47% of Americans polled favored President Obama over Governor Romney.  As you recall, Gov. Romney went on to say that these two 47% populations were one and the same  and they all had a manifest sense of entitlement owing to their self-proclaimed "victimhood" and would therefore never vote for him.  The partisans and most of the press taunted Gov Romney reminding him that the 47% who paid no Federal taxes comprised the poor, veterans, the disabled, the retired, on-duty military personnel, widows and widowers.  They also reminded him that they paid plenty of other taxes (state, local, sales, etc.) and likely had paid or would pay plenty of federal taxes and, further, that one of the main reasons they paid no taxes was that tax credits and refunds were the manner preferred by (mostly) GOP politicians to deliver these benefits.

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Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:13 AM PDT

The Simple Times of Paul Ryan

by neilgj

Local Bay Area treasure, Lauren Mayer, applies her wit and knack for a catchy tune to explain the political philosophy of VP hopeful Paul Ryan and its implications in this excellent music video. Check it out after the break and pass it on!

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Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM PDT

Preparing Gov. Romney's Tax Returns

by neilgj

We are told that an additional year of Governor Romney's tax returns are forthcoming.  Perhaps within a couple of weeks.  A couple of weeks?

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Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 03:27 PM PDT

Healthy People Kill Jobs

by neilgj

I've heard it. A lot. All over the place. Over and over. If I am forced to buy health insurance, I'm going to shut down. That's right. Lay everyone off. Nail the doors shut. Bolt the shutters. Shut off the electricity. And, I guess, go on welfare...

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Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 10:34 PM PDT

The "You're Stupid" Collective

by neilgj

I've had it.  I've just had with "fairness".  The left and center bending over backwards to be impartial.  The right flinging poo like a chimpanzee.  I've just had it with being level-headed and fair and thoughtful.  Tonight, I introduce: The "You're Stupid" Collective.

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Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 01:43 PM PDT

Style vs. Substance

by neilgj

If you have just a limited amount of money to spend - would choose to invest in education (which might assist you in your job) or cosmetics (which might help you bed some fans)?

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Jacqui Naylor is a jazz vocalist whose stylings utilize mash-ups performed live by her band.  She swings and rocks and is definitely one of my favorite performers.  She put together an excellent pro-Obama tune called "Rise Up!"

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This little tidbit from Ben Smith's blog...

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Sun Oct 12, 2008 at 08:42 PM PDT

Cold Shower Time

by neilgj

It's October 12th.  As I recall, the election will be won by the person that garners the most electoral college votes on November 4th.  I've noticed that there's a fair amount of triumphalism and conceit on display here but with 24 days to go...I think the party ought not yet get started...

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Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 10:56 PM PDT

It's Pig F*cking Season!

by neilgj

Well, it's pretty much official.  With 30 days left to the election, the McCain campaign has decided that if the ships going down, it's gonna go down LBJ style!

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Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 05:20 PM PDT

Vicious Hyperbole: The Big Lie Returns

by neilgj

On this alternatively blustery, rainy, sunny fall day in Northern California I had occasion to let my mind wander in a manner similar to the meanderings of my 12 year old son.  Aimlessly, tangentially, purposelessly...

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