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

There are 325 comments on the Examiner.com story from Aug 31, 2012, titled Mitt Romney's bizarre 'Rising Oceans' laugh line at GOP convention speech. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

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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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#44 Sep 3, 2012
Mitty has a very lucrative retirement. Already.

Now he wants all the wealth of USA for his large clan.
jkd

Monroe, LA

#45 Sep 3, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
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'.
How can Canada be in that situation. They have government healthcare. Uh oh, what's going on? Government healthcare is supposed to fix everything.
Emily

Los Gatos, CA

#46 Sep 3, 2012
How do you think Obama is helping the environemnt? People are talking about it now here http://www.votable.com/poll/627/What_aspect_

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#47 Sep 3, 2012
jkd wrote:
<quoted text>
How can Canada be in that situation. They have government healthcare. Uh oh, what's going on? Government healthcare is supposed to fix everything.
It will, if you don't die while waiting in line for your turn.
Mu Words

Carol Stream, IL

#49 Sep 3, 2012
Uh Clem wrote:
<quoted text>
It will, if you don't die while waiting in line for your turn.
hey how is state fair job! make people lol;-000
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#50 Sep 3, 2012
jkd wrote:
<quoted text>
How can Canada be in that situation.
By not having investment banks that bundle bad mortgages and stamp it as prime AAA securities, and other foolish games allowed by the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act by GWB in the USA and his control of mortage risk by control of the mortgage industry.

"Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans."
President Bush's 2002 Speech at the Conference on Minority Home Ownership at George Washington University

Ask more how the USA could have gotten into such a pickle.. and why they are dim enough not to see that repealing these changes in the path back. Problem is that Obama hasn't and Mitt wouldn't. But I have some faith that Obama is more LIKELY to do so if he can eliminate the Republican blockage in his second term. But it will be for the public to decide by how many Republicans they elect.
jkd wrote:
<quoted text>
They have government healthcare. Uh oh, what's going on? Government healthcare is supposed to fix everything.
No. It certainly doesn't fix EVERYTHING, not even health care (there are still problems with investment and innovation when prices are controlled). But it does mean that more workers are healthy enough to work, and more productive since they have basic health care to ensure against the common problems. We don't have the OPTIMAL solution yet, in either case. Perhaps the US will find the next step of balancing health care availability with progress in cost/benefit.

This makes it for likelihood of having a simple problem such as an eye infection turn into a state liability such as blindness for lack of $20 of medicine, while reducing the roughly 40% of healthcare spending that goes to arbitrating 'who pays' and employs lawyers, acccountants, and administrators in much of a 'make work' program of waste.
Sam

Columbus, OH

#51 Sep 3, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
By not having investment banks that bundle bad mortgages and stamp it as prime AAA securities, and other foolish games allowed by the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act by GWB in the USA and his control of mortage risk by control of the mortgage industry.
"Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans."
President Bush's 2002 Speech at the Conference on Minority Home Ownership at George Washington University
Ask more how the USA could have gotten into such a pickle.. and why they are dim enough not to see that repealing these changes in the path back. Problem is that Obama hasn't and Mitt wouldn't. But I have some faith that Obama is more LIKELY to do so if he can eliminate the Republican blockage in his second term. But it will be for the public to decide by how many Republicans they elect.
<quoted text>
No. It certainly doesn't fix EVERYTHING, not even health care (there are still problems with investment and innovation when prices are controlled). But it does mean that more workers are healthy enough to work, and more productive since they have basic health care to ensure against the common problems. We don't have the OPTIMAL solution yet, in either case. Perhaps the US will find the next step of balancing health care availability with progress in cost/benefit.
This makes it for likelihood of having a simple problem such as an eye infection turn into a state liability such as blindness for lack of $20 of medicine, while reducing the roughly 40% of healthcare spending that goes to arbitrating 'who pays' and employs lawyers, acccountants, and administrators in much of a 'make work' program of waste.
Um, stupid, it was Slick Willie Clinton that repealed Glass-Steagall, not GWB. You want to buy some bundled Freddie's Fannie mortgages, real cheap?

BTW, fcuk:

GloBULL Warming
LIEberals
Obummer

NOTE: Not necessarily in that order.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#52 Sep 3, 2012
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Um, stupid, it was Slick Willie Clinton that repealed Glass-Steagall, not GWB.
Hmm. Mea culpa I guess. It was during Clintons term at a time when he was 'distracted' by the impeachment debacle.

tinyurl.com/btekmoy

However, GWB was responsible for the 'junk mortgage' boom to instill a 'boom time' in the housing industry to hide financial weakness while he debt financed two wars. Not everything was his fault but he sure didn't help.
Sam wrote:
<quoted text> You want to buy some bundled Freddie's Fannie mortgages, real cheap?
Why. Did you buy a lot of them?
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, fcuk:
GloBULL Warming
LIEberals
Obummer
NOTE: Not necessarily in that order.
Here we see the REAL problem. Clinton, Bush or Obama cannot do much when this is the quality of the public he leads.
Just as neither Trajan or Marcus Aurelius could not salvage the Roman Empire from the rot within.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#53 Sep 3, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm. Mea culpa I guess. It was during Clintons term at a time when he was 'distracted' by the impeachment debacle.
tinyurl.com/btekmoy
However, GWB was responsible for the 'junk mortgage' boom to instill a 'boom time' in the housing industry to hide financial weakness while he debt financed two wars. Not everything was his fault but he sure didn't help.
<quoted text>
Why. Did you buy a lot of them?
<quoted text>
Here we see the REAL problem. Clinton, Bush or Obama cannot do much when this is the quality of the public he leads.
Just as neither Trajan or Marcus Aurelius could not salvage the Roman Empire from the rot within.
"The Fish,Rots from the head down"!!
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#54 Sep 3, 2012
Valerie Jarrett Has a Secret Service Detail?

by Keith Koffler on January 17, 2012, 9:00 am

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett apparently has Secret Service protection.

This is highly unusual, and of course, costly. I’ve never really heard of someone who is merely a senior White House aide getting assigned Secret Service agents.

My understanding is that at the senior levels of the Bush White House, at least during the latter days, only the president and his family, the vice president, the chief of staff, the national security adviser, and the homeland security adviser were assigned Secret Service agents.

It’s possible that Jarrett has received enough specific and credible threats to justify Secret Service protection, or that the Secret Service has for some other reason calculated that she needs bodyguards. But it’s also possible this is a case of oddly overdoing it – and overusing taxpayer resources.

Is she really such a public figure? I’m sure 90 percent of Americans have little to no idea who she is. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is far better known and spends his time warning terrorists and our foreign adversaries about bad behavior while trumpeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden. I’m sure he does not have protection.

According to a local report, Jarrett was accompanied by at least two Secret Service agents during her pre-Martin Luther King Day appearance in Atlanta Sunday, where she bashed Republicans in church.

16 Trillion in debt?? No Sh*T??????????

These are the people LOOKING OUT FOR THE TAXPAYER?
pdg agree

Mount Vernon, IL

#55 Sep 3, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
We heard Romney:“President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.[Laugh.] My promise is to help you and your family.”
What's so ticklish about rising oceans?
How could Romney help other families when he preferred to ignore the rising oceans?
Oh .. that's no issue because the large Romney clan would expect us to take care of them in the WH.
Promised
slow the rise of oceans and heal planet. Promised - LOL.
Help families?
Ticklish?
Romney ignors the rising oceans?
White House?

Mock
Tickle the Gop?
"theater of bizarre"
Empty chair?

VOTE anyways!
YES DO VOTE!
who?
If I had a choice it would either be someone that is no longer running or I have a few other ideas of .... damn choices when their are only two.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#56 Sep 4, 2012
Uh Clem wrote:
<quoted text>
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...
Uh, no. Paul Ryan is bad because he's trying to cast blame on Obama for something he was more responsible for. S&P laid the blame of the downgrade squarely on the house republicans - of which Ryan was a member.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#57 Sep 4, 2012
EraserX wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh, no. Paul Ryan is bad because he's trying to cast blame on Obama for something he was more responsible for. S&P laid the blame of the downgrade squarely on the house republicans - of which Ryan was a member.
No not really.

"•We have lowered our long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA' and affirmed the 'A-1+' short-term rating.

•We have also removed both the short- and long-term ratings from
CreditWatch negative.

•The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government's medium-term debt dynamics.

•More broadly, the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges to a degree more than we envisioned when we assigned a negative outlook to the rating on April 18, 2011.

•Since then, we have changed our view of the difficulties in bridging the gulf between the political parties over fiscal policy, which makes us pessimistic about the capacity of Congress and the Administration to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal consolidation plan that stabilizes the government's debt dynamics any
time soon.

•The outlook on the long-term rating is negative. We could lower the long-term rating to 'AA' within the next two years if we see that less reduction in spending than agreed to, higher interest rates, or new fiscal pressures during the period result in a higher general government debt trajectory than we currently assume in our base case.

http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/artic...

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

United States

#59 Sep 4, 2012
EraserX wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, no. Paul Ryan is bad because he's trying to cast blame on Obama for something he was more responsible for. S&P laid the blame of the downgrade squarely on the house republicans - of which Ryan was a member.
As were pelosi and wasserman Shultz so they must be equally culpable as would be all of the nearly 60 dems who voted the same as Ryan.
jkd

Monroe, LA

#60 Sep 4, 2012
They are chasing rabbits Clem. Meanwhile their Messiah is looking for a way to blame the unemployment , and the jobs numbers coming out on Friday on Bush. Heck, he may even try to blame it on Romney. Anything to get the torch off his a$$
jkd

Monroe, LA

#61 Sep 4, 2012
Hey Clem, you do know that the debt clock will hit 16 trillion tonight. That's probably Romney's fault too. This is going to be fun to watch. Whatchu talkin bout wullis?
jkd

Monroe, LA

#62 Sep 4, 2012
If you do the math, the national debt equals spending 900,000.00 per hour since Jesus was born until today.
earl jr

Gilbert, WV

#63 Sep 4, 2012
Has anyone done research on what vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan stands for and what his answers are for straightening out the country? If you haven't, you need to especially if you're under 55 and want to retire someday. No matter if you are a Democrat or Republican or for Obama or Romney, Paul Ryan is a scary individual. If Romney gets elected Ryan will only be a heartbeat away from being president. Look at what he wants to do with Social Security, Medicare, the retirement age and unions. No matter who people vote for they need to read up on Paul Ryan.
PHD

Houston, TX

#64 Sep 4, 2012
earl jr wrote:
Has anyone done research on what vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan stands for and what his answers are for straightening out the country? If you haven't, you need to especially if you're under 55 and want to retire someday. No matter if you are a Democrat or Republican or for Obama or Romney, Paul Ryan is a scary individual. If Romney gets elected Ryan will only be a heartbeat away from being president. Look at what he wants to do with Social Security, Medicare, the retirement age and unions. No matter who people vote for they need to read up on Paul Ryan.
Yes he said when they eliminate your abilty to deduct your property tax and mortgage interest it’s not a tax raise. Need we say any more?
Matt Metischen

Huntington, NY

#65 Sep 4, 2012
jkd wrote:
If you do the math, the national debt equals spending 900,000.00 per hour since Jesus was born until today.
But what if Jesus was never born? Your math would be kinda off a bit.

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