The DC Folly Trolley – 07/22/12

Nobella Prize Committee Announces Latest Award

From its hideout in Pasta Fagioli, Italy, The Nobella Prize Committee announced today the name of the latest recipient of its MVP award.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Ed Gillespie, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, received the prize for his claim that the GOP presidential nominee “retired retroactively” from Bain Capital, the company Romney owned until 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002 or all of the above.

Now that “retroactive retirement” has become a reality in the United States, all persons who are eligible for retirement in 2012 can now retire retroactively to 1962 and receive 50 years worth of Social Security checks.

Thanks, Ed. You have proven yourself worthy of the Most Valuable Putz award.

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Winners of The Most Valuable Putz Award receive a certificate acknowledging the award as well as a forged autographed copy of a photo of Don Alberto Vito Nobella, the originator of the prize. 

These exceptional individuals also receive a statuette named the Pubar engraved with the words “Putzed up beyond all reason.” Known as the Putzie the statuette is sculpted of rusted metal stolen from an auto junk yard.

The Putzie is given while supplies last and unfortunately for the current winner supplies just ran out.

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Right Wingers Defend LIBOR.

Contend Ordinary People Benefited.

Well, what did you expect?

The point here, however, has to be that a small group of banks can manipulate what has been called a “benchmark rate” at any time and only to favor themselves.

Even artificially lower rates can deceive investors into believing a bank or an investment is safer than it actually is. Cha ching banks.

Therefore rigging an interest rate will always benefit banks even if perchance some lucky borrower happens to receive a lower rate on a mortgage or car loan.

If you believe banks manipulate interest rates to benefit their customers you are badly mistaken. At best, such outlandish behavior is a clear sign of mischief in another area. And if you don’t want to get scammed out of some big bucks you better know which area if you ever want to trust a “too big to fail” bank again.

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The NRA doesn’t care one bit about anybody’s “right” to bear arms. Their sole reason for existence is the protect everybody’s “right” to buy arms. It is a gun sellers organization and it exists to maximize profits for gun sellers.

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AK-47 with high capacity magazine – a weapon that can give a deranged individual a powerful feeling of control over life and death.

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When you have to pack heat to go see a movie, something’s wrong.

However, nothing will come of this latest mass murder other than everyone will be urged to buy a gun for protection.

So if you don’t already own one, it’s time to buy a firearm and begin practicing your fast draw.

Only in America.  

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Ron Johnson: High-Capacity Magazines Are A Constitutional Right

Shameless pandering.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Guns don’t kill, people do.

Does liquor get drunk?

Of course, not. People do. Yet we have strong regulation of the sale of spirits. Why? Because people who get drunk can be dangerous and cause great harm. And so it is with people who buy arms.

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This entire campaign payola affair is sick and disgusting. No better example of the selling of America exists than buying a president.

Romney, Republicans Fundraising Beat Obama, Democrats In June

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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The “small people” exist to serve in Romneyworld.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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George W. Bush refused an invitation to attend the Republican convention in Tampa, FL. Good politics. Nothing more.

However, according to our sources at UPW News, the invitation was accompanied by a black rose.

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According to the Barack Obama Truthteam:

  1. Mitt Romney refused to release multiple years of tax returns ignoring decades of precedent.
  2. He won’t disclose his “bundlers,” the people raising millions for his campaign.
  3. He is sole owner of a questionable shell corporation in Bermuda.
  4. Until recently Romney kept cash in a Swiss bank account.
  5. According to the Boston Globe, he hasn’t been honest about when he was running Bain Capital, even though legal documents refute his claim.
  6. He may be guilty of a felony.

Picky, picky, picky.

(Number 6 is my own).

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Is Romney a whim? So it seems.

With teeth so white his smile gleams

Yet tax returns his image tarnish

He desperately needs a coat of varnish

To polish a portrait of one who schemes.

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I just learned the House of Representative has an “intelligence” committee.

Yes. That’s right. They have an “intelligence committee.” And nobody’s on it.

I propose an Ignorance Committee – with Michelle Bachmann as Chairthingy.

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If at first you don’t succeed you’re probably a fuckup – and a member of the United States Congress.

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We have strong regulations regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages. However, it is not liquor we are regulating. It is the behavior of people who abuse alcohol that is controlled because a drunk can cause great harm.

And while guns don’t kill, people who use them also cause untold harm. It is not guns that we regulate when we speak of gun control. It is really the behavior of people who abuse these weapons and use them to kill.

It has always seemed to me that if we framed the argument of gun control as a means of preventing the sale to dangerous people (and we can never know who they are) it makes more sense than simply arguing that we must prevent the sale of guns.

The most sensible way to control this dangerous behavior is to strictly regulate the purchase of guns by people.

While people regulation may seem anathema, governments do it all the time. Go for a drive in your car, for example. The moment you leave your driveway, you are immediately regulated. It is not your car, but you who must observe the lane restrictions created by the white line in the middle of the road; and speed limits; and stop signs, etc.

But let’s be clear about the issue of gun control, however. It is not a matter of rights.

To repeat, the NRA doesn’t care one bit about anybody’s “right” to bear arms. Their sole reason for existence is the protection of everybody’s “right” to buy arms. It is a gun sellers organization and it exists to maximize profits for gun sellers.

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3 Comments to “The DC Folly Trolley – 07/22/12”

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