Mitt Romney's bizarre 'Rising Oceans' laugh line at GOP convention speech

Aug 31, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

There was a certain amount of "theater of the bizarre" during the Republican National Convention last night, but it wasn't just an iconic 82-year-old actor ad-libbing a rambling talk to an empty chair - it was Mitt Romney using global warming and the documented reality of rising sea levels as a laugh line to mock President Obama and tickle the GOP ... (more)

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Looks like more of the same.RNC DNC dirtling useless babble. See more of the same.
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We heard Romney laugh:“My promise is to help you and your family.”

haha the GOP laughed!
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LOL! Gore-BULL Warming is about as "well documented" as Obummer's college transcripts. Really libs, go sell your snake oil SCAM to someone that givesafuck...

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EraserX wrote:
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*laugh*
Was the movie produced by the Enquirer? Did it have that bat-faced boy in it? Any mention Jennifer Anniston's pit obsession?
Some people will believe anything without bothering to think or research on their own... sort of like believing Paul Ryan when he insinuated that our credit downgrade was Obama's fault when S&P clearly blamed house republicans for it (of which Ryan was one of them.) Look it up.
If you think your party (all of 'em) is a shining example of virtue and altruism you are sadly mistaken...
So let me see if I have this correct. Paul Ryan is bad because he voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011?

Then, since Nancy Pelosi and Debby Wasserman Schultz voted for it too, they must also be bad.





Obligatory linkie for those who (a) don't believe anything without a link and (b) are too lazy to ferret out the truth for themselves:

http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/11...
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quilterqueen wrote:
Have you seen 2016 ???
This guy is a ticking time-bomb who wants to end freedom as we know it. Ownership should belong to the government, which includes all LAND. And he wants to give your money (ALL money) to anyone who is poor, especially other countries. AND if he happens to end up the King or RULER - it would be okay with him.
If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." -- George Bush -- Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

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WDRussell wrote:
Scientists will tell you about man made global warming.
Other people say it is a natural cycle.
Only a complete idiot says it is not happening.
Mitt Romney-complete idiot.
I never heard the part where he stated it wasn't happening, I only heard that his priority was the people.

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Wall Street Government wrote:
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If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." -- George Bush -- Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0012/1...

CHRIS BLACK, CNN CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Frank, President- elect George W. Bush came to Capitol Hill today for the first time since the election intending to listen to congressional leaders, the bipartisan congressional leadership. But he also made it clear to them, in more than two and a half hours of meetings, that he intends to stand by his tax cut proposal and other planks in his campaign agenda.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH (R-TX), PRESIDENT-ELECT: I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BLACK: President-elect Bush met with the House and Senate Republican leadership teams today. And sources in those meetings say that they discussed tax cuts and energy policy. There was a great deal of concern, according to congressional sources, about how the Bush administration will keep the economy moving ahead.

In his meetings with Dick Gephardt, the House Democratic leader, and Tom Daschle, the Senate Democratic leader, they told him that they would try to move expeditiously on the Senate side on his nominations, but also said that their view of bipartisanship is that Bush adopt some items from the Democratic agenda; particularly items that did well in the 106th Congress but didn't quite become law: the minimum wage increase, HMO reform and campaign finance reform. The meetings were described as cordial, but Mr. Bush made it very clear both publicly and privately that he believes that he was elected president because of the things he campaigned on. That's an analysis the Democrats disagree with. They say this election was a tie -- Frank.
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Gosh it doesn't sound sinister at all when not taken out of context, does it? A new President trying to relax the mood of a tense first meeting with Congressional leadership.
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liam cul8r wrote:
<quoted text>I never heard the part where he stated it wasn't happening, I only heard that his priority was the people.
That is where politics comes in. It is demagoguery that is all in the IMPLICATIONS. Never expect fact in a political speech from EITHER side.

The implication is not just that AGW and Climate change is a 'false issue' but that Obama is not doing anything 'for the people'.

Of course, it is nonsense. Climate change IS a factor in the health and wealth of the people. Just ask someone outside of New Orleans. I'm sure you will get the word..

Without the stead rise in ocean levels around the region, you might not have had such significant flooding in a Category 1 hurricane. Since Katrina, the oceans would have risen about 42 mm (an inch and a half) and that could be the difference between a levee holding (no damage) and being over-topped (massive cleanup).

Also, the change in sea level has an effect on storm surge levels beyond the absolute rise. See the report on Galveston ( if they haven't hidden it entirely).

Note that the sea level rise in the Northern Gulf of Mexico is about 3mm/year from global sea level rise plus another 3 mm/year in coastal subsistence.

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The whole awards ceremony/prom/debate/conventio n was bizarre. I mean- they understood Clint Eastwood!

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Ferrerman wrote:
The whole awards ceremony/prom/debate/conventio n was bizarre. I mean- they understood Clint Eastwood!
Moreso that Joe Biden, anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Don't get so confused when people have no jobs.

Jobs and work are the priorities and humans have to make it to feed themselves first while watching the ocean levels and see what happens.

That is Romney about dealing with the current stand about economy and ocean science studies.
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Uh Clem wrote:
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http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0012/1...
CHRIS BLACK, CNN CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Frank, President- elect George W. Bush came to Capitol Hill today for the first time since the election intending to listen to congressional leaders, the bipartisan congressional leadership. But he also made it clear to them, in more than two and a half hours of meetings, that he intends to stand by his tax cut proposal and other planks in his campaign agenda.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH (R-TX), PRESIDENT-ELECT: I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BLACK: President-elect Bush met with the House and Senate Republican leadership teams today. And sources in those meetings say that they discussed tax cuts and energy policy. There was a great deal of concern, according to congressional sources, about how the Bush administration will keep the economy moving ahead.
In his meetings with Dick Gephardt, the House Democratic leader, and Tom Daschle, the Senate Democratic leader, they told him that they would try to move expeditiously on the Senate side on his nominations, but also said that their view of bipartisanship is that Bush adopt some items from the Democratic agenda; particularly items that did well in the 106th Congress but didn't quite become law: the minimum wage increase, HMO reform and campaign finance reform. The meetings were described as cordial, but Mr. Bush made it very clear both publicly and privately that he believes that he was elected president because of the things he campaigned on. That's an analysis the Democrats disagree with. They say this election was a tie -- Frank.
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Gosh it doesn't sound sinister at all when not taken out of context, does it? A new President trying to relax the mood of a tense first meeting with Congressional leadership.


Yes it does and the rest of America soon found out, it had quite a bit of truth to that statement.

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Uh Clem wrote:
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Moreso that Joe Biden, anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
There's a reason why you don't see Biden much in the public eye - he's not neartly as clean and articulate as Ohbummer.

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Dr_Dirty wrote:
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There's a reason why you don't see Biden much in the public eye - he's not neartly as clean and articulate as Ohbummer.
Don't see him much in 7-11's or Dunkin Donuts either since he doesn't have an Indian accent.
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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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That is where politics comes in. It is demagoguery that is all in the IMPLICATIONS. Never expect fact in a political speech from EITHER side.
The implication is not just that AGW and Climate change is a 'false issue' but that Obama is not doing anything 'for the people'.
Of course, it is nonsense. Climate change IS a factor in the health and wealth of the people. Just ask someone outside of New Orleans. I'm sure you will get the word..
Without the stead rise in ocean levels around the region, you might not have had such significant flooding in a Category 1 hurricane. Since Katrina, the oceans would have risen about 42 mm (an inch and a half) and that could be the difference between a levee holding (no damage) and being over-topped (massive cleanup).
Also, the change in sea level has an effect on storm surge levels beyond the absolute rise. See the report on Galveston ( if they haven't hidden it entirely).
Note that the sea level rise in the Northern Gulf of Mexico is about 3mm/year from global sea level rise plus another 3 mm/year in coastal subsistence.
Hog wash! The parish flooded because it sat in a bowl madeup of levies below sea level. The storm sat over top of the bowl for more than 12 hours and filled it from the sky. Yes the levies were also overtopped but again because thestorm sat on top of the area for more than 12 bours. Not much of a storm surge because it wa a tropical storm until the last hours before it made land fall.
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The tree huggers think its much more important that a polar bear will go to bed hungry tonight, than Americans who are unemployed. You tree huggers do realize that the limo, SUV, and jet that the creator of the internet Mr. Al Gore rides around in aren't eco friendly hybrids don't you? The issue of global warming has made old Al millions from goods like you. Conservation is awesome, but don't use global warming to push Al's agenda. Global warming has been proven false over and again. Remember the emails uncovered a few years back when the scientists who were selling this bill of goods to you idiots were talking about it being hogwash? I'm sure you can't recall that. But you won't have a problem telling us that another walrus lost its battle because someone cut a tree in Ohio. Al Gore lost any credibility he had years ago. Michael Moore is more of an environmental expert than Gore. Obama should have appointed Moore to something in his administration. He could have really ramped up some propoganda for Nobama. Barack, and Chewbacca Obama are gonna be evicted soon!
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Much like romneyhood.More of the same RNC GNC but not as much as the dirtlings useless babble.
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JBH wrote:
Don't get so confused when people have no jobs.
Unemployment rate in Canada 7.3%
Unemployment rate in USA 8.3%

Guess we are doing a little better at present but it is hardly a case of 'people have no jobs'.

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NobodyYouEverWantToKnow, aka:
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Since Katrina, the oceans would have risen about 42 mm (an inch and a half)
Only in your wet dreams, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.
NoFactAllHype wrote:
Note that the sea level rise in the Northern Gulf of Mexico is about 3mm/year from global sea level rise plus another 3 mm/year in coastal subsistence[sic].
Your figures are out of date:
Ocean Sci. Discuss., 6, 31-56, 2009
www.ocean-sci-discuss.net/6/31/2009/
A new assessment of global mean sea level from altimeters highlights a reduction of global trend from 2005 to 2008
http://www.ocean-sci-discuss.net/6/31/2009/os...
CU – Sea Level Rise Has Dropped In Half Since 2005
From 1992 through 2004, sea level rose at 3.55 mm/year, according to the University of Colorado. From 2005 to 2012, the same data set shows 1.81 mm/year.
http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/06/24...
Inconvenient Truth: Sea Level Rise has Decelerated 44% since 2005
http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com.es/2010/09/...
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Earthling-1 wrote:
NobodyYouEverWantToKnow, aka:
<quoted text>Only in your wet dreams, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.
<quoted text>Your figures are out of date:
Ocean Sci. Discuss., 6, 31-56, 2009
www.ocean-sci-discuss.net/6/31/2009/
A new assessment of global mean sea level from altimeters highlights a reduction of global trend from 2005 to 2008
http://www.ocean-sci-discuss.net/6/31/2009/os...
CU – Sea Level Rise Has Dropped In Half Since 2005
From 1992 through 2004, sea level rose at 3.55 mm/year, according to the University of Colorado. From 2005 to 2012, the same data set shows 1.81 mm/year.
http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/06/24...
Inconvenient Truth: Sea Level Rise has Decelerated 44% since 2005
http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com.es/2010/09/...
There you have it folks more cut and paste useless babble from the commander the dirtling. Are you ever going to answer that 2nd grade question?

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