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Mitt Romney | Mitt Romney

tim-haywood's picture
Aug.23.2012
Remember Time-Life Books? During the pre-internet age, they served as definitive series on thousands of topics. If you had to write a report about Neanderthals for fourth grade science, you could drop into the school library, slide out a volume on early primates and copy a few meaty paragraphs word...
will-durst's picture
Aug.19.2012
With the election slipping away like a handful of mercury on a turbocharged merry-go-round, Mitt Romney managed to change the conversation from unreleased tax returns and foreign misadventures by plucking Paul Ryan out of the Wisconsin wilds to be his running mate. "Romney-Ryan." Short,...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Aug.13.2012
A Romney presidency, especially if coupled with Republican control of both houses of Congress, would create such economic catastrophe that people would no longer be able to feed their puppies.             Consequently, Mitt's secret offshore...
tim-wise's picture
Aug.11.2012
In the pantheon of right-wing dog whistles, none is as tried, true, and generally effective as “welfare” bashing. Ever since the days of Ronald Reagan, who fabricated tales of a “welfare queen” collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash benefits by using multiple identities and Social...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Aug.09.2012
What worries me most about Mitt is evidence of the offshore puppy meat factory hidden in those secret tax returns. It may be an unhealthy symptom. I’m willing to forgive and forget, but first there must be repentance.             "I don't care if I lose my job for...
earl-merkel's picture
Aug.08.2012
If you're prone to migraines, it's likely advisable that you'll want to tap the "mute" button whenever the current teapot-tempest about politicians' tax returns pops up on your TV screen. But be forewarned: you'll miss a lot of humor, even if much of it is unintended (and roughly comparable to...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.05.2012
I like to say we learn most from mistakes. After all, rehearsing our mastery doesn’t stretch us, nor does it trigger the need to develop skill at pivoting. Taking a wrong turn is such a powerful creative force: Ooops! Time to improvise! As much as I like to be right, I must admit...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Aug.03.2012
The scene opens in a large public marketplace. Dozens of people mill about, visiting tents filled with food and merchandise. People gesture in greeting to friends and loved ones. Others bicker animatedly over the price of goods.  Into the scene walk two figures, Mittonmnius and Royal Anne,...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Aug.03.2012
The scene opens in a large public marketplace. Dozens of people mill about, visiting tents filled with food and merchandise. People gesture in greeting to friends and loved ones. Others bidker animatedly over the price of goods.  Into the scene walk two figures, Mittonmnius and Royal Anne,...
aberjhani's picture
Jul.30.2012
“…You are looking at the miracles and missing the meaning behind the miracles.”--Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright (public release PR photo)   Guerrilla decontextualization is a somewhat ungainly term that falls more out of line than in line with similar coined phrases such as: guerrilla marketing,...