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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Missing The Point

Wanta know what my problem is with Mitt Romney?

Before that, wanta know what my problem isn't with Mitt Romney?

What the Washington Post's resident twit, Kathleen Parker, says it is:
Michael Medved, trying to figure out why Republicans don’t love Romney, pointed to his lack of anger. These are angry times and people want their leader to be ticked off, surmised Medved. He may be right, both in theory and in his conclusion: This passion for anger is not good for the country.

Others insist that Romney can’t earn people’s confidence because he’s too squeaky clean. Few can identify with a man who never touches coffee or alcohol, whose hair is as precise as the crease in his pants. Or, put another way, the figures in his business ledgers?

He seems preternaturally unflappable, which to some is too robotic, not-quite-human. We like some fallibility in our leaders and flaws in our protagonists. Perhaps Romney would benefit from a slight imperfection or some other handicap over which he has struggled.

Or might kindness and humility be handicaps in a mean, self-infatuated world?
Romney's a nice guy. He therefore deserves our consideration.

Which tells me that maybe we're being too harsh with that assistant football coach at Penn State who was raping little boys in the locker room.  He was always so pleasant afterwards.

Earth to Kathleen Parker: You missed the point (intentionally?).  Mitt Romney - whether it be on the gun control issue or the climate issue or the abortion issue or  the health care issue - can't be trusted.  He has positioned himself - conveniently - cynically - on both sides of each.  If you're concerned about issues, how do you support a guy who promotes none?  Or who promotes all sides of every issue, depending on the time of day and the circumstance?

You want a nice guy?  Support Obama.

Oh.  Wait.  She did.

Why Penn State's President SHOULD Have Been Fired

Long before the pedophilia scandal broke, exposing the alleged cover-up of the most heinous crime plaguing the civilized world, there was another cover-up at the same institution that went virtually unreported.

The whitewash of the Michael Mann/Climategate hoax.

To quote:

"Spanier was fired not because of any personal role in the Sandusky football scandal, but because of negligence on his part in ensuring that the allegations were properly investigated. This was not the only case in which Spanier failed to ensure proper investigation of misconduct allegations. As noted above, Spanier had falsely reported to the Penn State trustees and the public that the Penn State Inquiry Committee had properly interviewed critics and had examined the Climategate documents and issues 'from all sides'."

Penn State's president - with the willful assistance of the news media - kept that one under wraps quite well.

Quote of the Day

From Glenn Reynolds:
Exclusive Photos: Michael Moore’s Massive Michigan Vacation Mansion Beyond 99 Percent’s Wildest Dreams. “In addition, according to statistics from 2009, Forest Home Township has no black residents.” What’s the big deal? All the apparatchiks have nice dachas in the country, where they can recover from their ceaseless labors on behalf of the workers and peasants.
All that "99%" stuff that the fabulously 1% Michael Moore claims to support?

It helps sell books.

And keeps him in the 1%.


'Occupy Portland': Welcome To The Meat Market

In so many words: Rape in this encampment is expected.  Here's the plan of action "survivors" should follow.  It begins with the survivor - should she survive - reporting the incident to the little girl with the shaved head and pink arm band ...

For the love of God.