Friday, October 26, 2012

Kurt Bills Gets It 25% Right In Only TV AD Buy

I don't know what I'm more surprised about, mentioning non-candidate Kurt Bills within 10 days of Election Day or that he got something right, albeit only about 25% right.

Here's what Bills got right:  There is a HUGE scandal over at the Hennepin County Attorneys Office.  The scandal is over the Hennepin County Attorney not prosecuting perhaps the most serious of all crimes in a nation governed by a constitutional form of government.  The Hennepin County Attorney refused to prosecute the case in the face of such overwhelming evidence even comic strip attorney Steve Dallas of Doonesbury fame could win a conviction against this band of heinous criminals.

But that's where it ends for non-candidate Bills, he gets nothing else right or even remotely close.  The scandal does not involve former Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar, but rather it involves current Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.  The scandal does not involve Minnesota Ponzie King Tom Petters, but rather criminals infinitely times more dangerous and corrupt.  Yes I am talking about the largest criminal syndicate in Minnesota State history:  the Metro Gang Strike Force.

If Mike Freeman had any moral, ethical or honorable cells left in his criminally cancerous carcass, he would either reopen his investigation and win prosecutions against these armed and dangerous felons who are putting the lives of all Minnesotans in danger on a daily basis or he should at least have the guts to resign.

So non-candidate Bills, if you are going to blow your wad and entire campaign war chest on your only TV ad buy of the election, at least get it all right, not just a quarter.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

(Losing) 2 Out of 3 Ain't Bad?

Only if you are the San Francisco Giants or Meat Loaf but certainly not for the chameleon candidate, Mitt "Leggo my Eggo" Romney.  Apparently, and I say apparently because you never know what Mr. Waffle is going to say next. Let's face it, Willard Romney makes John Carey look like Winston Churchill.

 "Mitt" Romney is so Moderate these days...(audience participation part, you say:)  "How moderate is he?"  Mitt is so moderate he makes Mondale look like Mountbatten.*

The spin coming out of the RNC and Romney's camp goes something like this:

       "He accomplished what he had to in the first debate and by merely showing up to the next two debates and saying whatever he had to to soften his image for the sake of the women's vote and more centrist independents, he accomplished his mission with flying colors."

Talk about a bunch of apologists.

All I know is that the proof is in the pudding and you can't have your meat til you eat your pudding.  Finally the proof is in.  Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider and Mike Norman Economics have teamed up to provide irrefutable proof that the President's economic stimulus worked.  See

Here Are The Charts That Should Get Obama Reelected...



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*The author is showing off his literary skills and historical knowledge through the use of alliteration and arcane reference to Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Candidates, StartYour Engines: Who Was That Guy in the Mitt Suit Last Night?



Who was that shy, needy girl dressed up like Mitt Romney debating the President last night?  Willard, you of all people, should be the last one to criticize the President about an"Apology Tour" after last night's performance!  Jeez, talk about being b----slapped and set straight.  Listening to the Third Presidential Debate  replay on the radio, without having to look at Mitt, mugging like a male model, really allows you to focus on the content of their message and the President had by far the superior message.

As I started to drift away on Mitt's mellifluous musings, I kept getting so startled by what I heard I kept having to put on my glasses to see if I could see just who the hell this person was that was saying all these moderate things.  There was only one thing I was sure of , and that was it sure as hell wasn't the Willard Romney who I watched in all those Republican Primary debates.  Whatever happened to that Macho Mormon Man who use to openly boast at debates that he was  "severely conservative" and that the undocumented should "self-deport"?  Did he ditch the Tea Party, Birthers, Birchers, Koch Brothers and Neo-Cons somewhere on the way to the debate like they were a bad date?

Wait a second...his real name is Willard, he was all of a sudden pleasant and agreeable?  "Fun to be around?"  You don't think, it couldn't be... A History Channel 2 episode of "Cowboys and Aliens"?  Nah.  "Invasion of the Body Snatchers?"  Perhaps.  Could it be that it was the real Willard, Willard Scott, our favorite DC weatherman, dressed up in the Mitt suit last night?  You just never know.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A message from Bruce

Dear Friends:
The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. I’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes.
This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support.
Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry and so many of the American jobs that go with it, protecting and enhancing the rights of women, and bringing us closer to full acceptance of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.
In foreign affairs, that record includes following through on the removal of troops from the misguided and deceptive war in Iraq, and vigorously pursuing our real foreign enemies, especially the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Right now the opposition’s resort to voter suppression in so many states is not receiving as much attention as it deserves. I believe that all of us, of whatever views, should be opposing these anti-voter, anti-citizen efforts.
Right now, for the President to be effective in his next term he needs our increased support and he needs support in the Congress, where some sterling candidates, such as current Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, and so many others, are fighting to make their constructive voices heard.
Right now, there is an ever increasing division of wealth in this country, with the benefits going more and more to the 1 percent. For me, President Obama is our best choice to begin to reverse this harmful development.
Right now, there is a fight going on to help make this a fairer and more equitable nation. For me, President Obama is our best choice to get us and keep us moving in the right direction.
Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military.
Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and I’m happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. We’re still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country “…where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone.”
That’s why I plan to be in Ohio and Iowa supporting the re-election of President Obama to lead our country for the next four years.
Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

President Wins Split Decision in WrestleMania II

You knew that the second of three Presidential Debates between the incumbent, President Barak Obama and his challenger Willard "Mitt" Romney would be unlike any other Presidential Debate in history when former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich entered the ring in a sequined tuxedo, a microphone was lowered  from the lighting scaffold and and the pint sized leftist announced in his high pitched squeal:  "Are you Ready to R-U-M-B-L-E?" 

Reich, looking alot like Tattoo, the former Fantasy Island star, Herve Villechaize in his pint sized tuxedo, was greeted by the crowd with a hail storm of empty beer cans and bottles, a mixture of green Genesee Cream Ale cans and brown Genesse Fyfe & Drum and 12 Horse Ale bottles which quickly buried the runt.

After an undercard that featured a battle royale of Congressional leaders that came down to"chinless" Mitch McConnel succumbing to a submission hold by the surprisingly scrappy and Nappy Nancy "La la Palooza" Pelosi, the level of anticipation and excitement rose to a near frenzy as the main event's combatant's entered the ring.  A pre-debate coin toss determined that the President would go "skins" allowing Willard the Contender to wear his customary sacred undergarments aka oversized grey woolen longjohns.

After a heartfelt sermon punctuated by an expletive filled Homily delivered by a near comatose Pastor to the Presidents, Billy Graham, the combatants met at center ring where the evening's pugnacious referee, the troll like "Candy Corn" Crowley checked each wrestler for foreign objects.  Finding an empty wine bottle hidden in Willard's sacred undergarments, a souvenir, no doubt, leftover from Mitt's missionary work in France while dodging the Viet Nam war draft, the ogre-like Crowley chastised the pride of the tabernacle to fight fair...(to be continued)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Another Vote For Hope, But Hopefully Not Change




Bruce Springsteen's official web site http://brucespringsteen.net/ just made the following announcement:


"Bruce to appear for Obama-Biden campaign in Ohio and Iowa

Bruce Springsteen, a supporter of President Obama and Vice President Biden, will appear in the Parma, OH area and Ames, IA on Thursday, October 18. The appearances will be free and open to the public. Specific information including timing and location will be released in the coming days.
“Bruce Springsteen’s values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity,” said Jim Messina, Obama-Biden campaign manager. “His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support.”
President Bill Clinton will also join Bruce for his appearance in Ohio. We’ll share additional information as soon as it becomes available."


Chip Cravaack Pimps His Father for a Lie: The $700 or $716 Billion Republican Lie About Medicare Will Backfire in the Internet Age



From Paul "Alfalfa" Ryan to Chip "What'd you expect me to do, you moron" Cravaack, the Rebublican candidates this election cycle keep shamelessly repeating the lie that the Obama Administration will steal or rob the Medicare program of $700 or $716 Billion dollars and give it to "Obama Care".  I keep scratching my head and wondering why an organization with as much media manipulation savvy as the evil Madison Avenuers over at the RNC would make this thoroughly discredited lie the center piece of their strategy this election?  A lie so blatantly false that the best fact check source to disprove it is Congressman Ryan's own proposed budget which uses the exact, very same $716 Billion anticipated savings, to pay down the Bush deficits. 

To add insult to injury, I just had the displeasure of viewing perhaps the most shameful add in American political history:  Chipper Cravaacks' new ad where he pimps his own father for a lie.  Why?  Why would someone use their own father in the most pandering and shameful way all over a narration which is a blatant f___ing lie? 

Then it dawned on me, this is all they got.  "What?", you ask.  Hold on now, bear with me, put on your evil Madison Avenue "sell cigarettes and death" to the American people dunce hats, got in on now?  Good.  Now just think back and remember the Reagan playbook.  If you repeat a lie enough, the stupid, lazy, American Idol/Survivor watching Red State Americans who get their "news" from Fox and Clear Channel affiliates will believe it.  Why would they believe it?  Because those sources do not adhere to basic journalistic principles.  So when the facts do not fit your narrative, don't change your narrative instead manipulate, lie, pimp your own father out because in the short term it may work.  Remember the Iraq War?  Sure you do.

The Republicans knew they were dead meat this election cycle because of one huge issue Medicare and the Ryan Budget which calls for ending Medicare, the third rail in American politics, and replacing it with a privatized "voucher" system much like GWB's proposal following the 2004 election to privatize Social Security.  There is now almost universal acceptance, and I say almost because there are still those ignorant, dumb ideologically driven Tea Baggers and Republicans who exist in an alternative universe and actually believe their own lies, that the Bush plan would have been disastrous in light of the financial meltdown in 2007-08. 

But why would you draw attention to an issue that hurts you, especially since you have no solution to the problem and your rhetoric is predicated on a lie?  As incredible as this may sound, the Reagan/Republican playbook calls for going long, the political equivalent to a hail Mary.  Instead of taking on an issue honestly, an issue you don't care about since you're rich and have got yours, you demonize, trivialize and flat out lie about it.  Instead of running away from it since you cannot possibly win on the facts and logic, you double down, make the face of killing off Medicare your Vice President nominee and run with what you brung, a lie.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Post VP Debate Debate: Romney Lover Wishing He Had Morning After Pill

This is the third installment in the Election 2012 debate by proxy series featuring your host, the kind, thoughtful, usually quiet, almost reticent progressive intellectual, Plainsense, versus his mean, thoughtless, loudmouth, almost hysterical , histrionic beyatch from the Fracted up state of SoDak, Mr. Biggy Small herself,
Romney Lover.  Let the games begin:


Plainsense:   How was that can of whoop a$$?   Biden the beast!  Ryan the yeast, infection!
Plainsense:   How many times is Ryan going to repeat the totally discredited and fact checked lie about robbing Medicare of $716 billion?
Romney Lover:   They took $716 billion from Medicare and transferred it over to Obama care. If this is hard for you to understand then you and Biden should room together at the sunny side home for seniors.  *(See Ryan and Republicans: What's Reality Got To Do With It? )
Romney Lover:   Biden was rattled, rude and completely off his game last night. Ryan appeared much more presidential. It made me think about how I will smile when they put that useless sob out to pasture. He has been on the Gov. Dime since 1970 and it is time for him to fade away. Oh, wait, he also got his son a job now. How nice. They are like Kennedy's. No ambition other than to get elected and draw a Gov. Paycheck for life.
Romney Lover:   He talks about "leveling the playing field." All that means is redistributing wealth. Why didn't Ryan go for the throat when hair plugs Biden was throwing out all the baseball talk. So you want to level the playing field huh, well right now everyone is given a fair chance to play the game, would you like to give them 5 outs instead of 3 to level the game, must all games end in a tie? Can we actually have a winner and loser in this game? Hi, I'm from Scranton........ Who gives a shit?
Plainsense:   Oh tax cuts for millionaires and Willard paying only 14% isn’t redistribution of wealth? I'm paying more for those swine?
Plainsense:   We must have watched 2 different debates because Biden killed him threw the lies back in his face and spit on him! 4 MORE YEARS 4 MORE YEARS
Romney Lover:   Didn't you hear Ryan last night; if you taxed every single one of those rich people at the Clinton rate the extra money would hardly be noticeable.
Plainsense:   Turn out the lights....the party's over....
Romney Lover:   you are delirious. Biden was rude to the female moderator as well as Ryan. Man, he came off appearing as a befuddled stuttering senior. Your prism is severely skewed.
Romney Lover:   Doesn't it seem a little fishy that the great old USA has a corporate tax structure that is higher than socialized countries? I suppose this was a lie as well.
Plainsense:   Victory is here raise a mighty Cheer and sing the song of Hercules!!!
Plainsense:   Did you see my tweets?
Plainsense: Best Moment: Biden responding to criticism of stimulus I received 2 letters from Ryan begging for some of the job creating economy growing stimulus: HYPOCRISY WAS NEVER SO SWEET AND SO I TWEET BIDEN NUMERO UNO!!
Plainsense:  Turn out the lights...the party's over...
Romney Lover:  I don't follow anything you say anymore after you raised the race card again on the roll call. It made me so mad I just deleted it as a favorite. Your writing is dead to me.
Plainsense:  Do you think I should wear a blue or black cumber bun to the Inaugural ball?
Romney Lover:  Oh, I didn't hear your last point some old guy in the room kept interrupting, sneering, laughing and generally being rude while the adults were trying to talk.
Plainsense: You don’t think George Allen calling someone the equivalent of the N word makes him a racist? Where are you from Spear chucker?
Romney Lover:  I thought the word was Micaca or something like that.
Romney Lover:   If you are going to look at every word spoken in this country and trace it around the world to see if it means something else in a different country and then argue that foreign countries meaning applied to the word when spoken in the USA then you obviously have too much time on your hands.
Plainsense:  Give me a break, the facts are that George Jr. Klansman was raised in morocco or a n. African country for several years as a boy with his mommy and that is the local n word. So when he sees an opponent's staff, a person of color filming him, he looks into the camera and calls him the equivalent of the n word and later tries to say he made up the word, didn’t know the meaning OH BS as my dad would say. Working in the fields you get you back burned working neath the wheels you get your facts learned baby I got my facts learned real Good Badlands you got to live it every day...
Plainsense:   4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years 4 more years
Plainsense:   Did you watch the replay of Frontline The Choice 2012? Of course not because you do not like to be informed, easier to swallow the lies you are fed on a daily basis from the RNC
Plainsense:   It's over. The lights don’t shine no more....
Romney Lover:   It is going to be closer than you think. But, you go ahead and put on your tux and get ready. If you lost maybe sausage will dance with you.
Plainsense:   The best television journalism source paints a stark contrast between the President a man who believes in something and Romney a man who only believes in his own ambition who will say and do anything to achieve what his father could not...sound familiar we tried that guy once and things didn’t work out so well or do you consider GWB a success because if you do you are delusional and I will not waste my breath on the unborn.
Romney Lover:   Ok, let's try your method. Nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus and 4 years later the economy is hardly improved. The market is back up but unemployment is down and you have a trillion dollars in the debt. Yes your shining model is a turd! Oh, I forgot it was GWBs fault. Just like it is the evil corporation for inner city poverty and crime, or all these racist white people hold down minorities or whatever else. You have no successful policies so paint the opponent as either rich or a racist. Man, have you ever had a vinyl record just keep skipping over and over and then if you put a penny on the head it pushes the needle down harder and no more skipping? Well, I wish you would put a penny on your head.
Plainsense:   Hardly improved? What planet are you on? First week in office Obama signs exec order making it mandatory wall St. and banks pay back rescue $ under Bush it was voluntary. Puts a floor underneath the second coming of Hoover Depression saves auto industry and for every one of 200,000 plus jobs in industry he saved multiply by 7 the # of jobs with suppliers and support and service industries. Romney "let them fail editorial" FACTS FACTS FACTS!  Why don’t you read something instead of watching fox cable and ignorant fat white guys?
Romney Lover:   Oh he ordered the banks to pay back their loan and cherry picked one heavily union employed industry to save. Hooray, union autoworkers over every other company out there struggling during tough times. Someday, his team of 15 appointments will decide what type of health care procedures are necessary for you, too bad you are not union, oh shit his team just pulled the plug on you in favor of a union supporter. My mind is completely color blind but relies on everyone to take responsibility for their own situation. When will you take responsibility and consider the information coming out of the Whitehouse and realize their model cannot be sustained. I don't know if vouchers are the answer, but I can tell you Government providing SS and Medicare for every senior over 65 is not a viable model. Why not offer an option for younger folks. Let them invest their own money or a portion; ease the burden a little off social security. I'm sure that pig Biden collects his check every month along with his VP pay. Oh, I bet he doesn't collect it, because they have their own system in place that they set up for retirement and health care. Hmm, doesn't that smell a little funny to you? If Obama crapped in a bag and said it was chocolate you would believe him.
Plainsense: There you go again...just look at the imagery in your above rambling run on paragraph: SS (obvious subliminal Nazi reference) constant analogy to anything scatological (e.g. “crapped") union bashing which is simply code for another type of bashing you subconsciously draw attention to out of self -hatred and need to present "front" to outside world which merely emphasizes your need to jump on a sofa on Oprah.   I can only guess you will surgically attempt to shorten your limbs to be more Cruise like.
Romney Lover:   Stop the madness. I only hope MN is invaded by health care seeking Canadians and the only person to protect you and your overweight hound is Dayton and Obama. At that point in time you will wish GWB was in your house with a line of cocaine and a full arsenal aimed at defending your freedom.
Plainsense:   You’re just lucky crazy eyes is stopping in Marshall MN with his scatter gun this weekend and not continuing west or the entire population or your state's only worthwhile resource, pheasants, might be in danger. I'll stake my rep and street cred on crazy eyes being more of a sportsman then Timothia the First whose wife routinely beat him out in fishing and hunting. Typical Republican NRA hunter, all equipment and bluster and no ability. Y'all would starve to death if Iran ever sneaks in the big one and we go back to the Stone Age.

** Postscript:  For an excellent and concise fact check summary of the VP debate see USA Today's (of all places):   Fact check: A 2nd look at Biden and Ryan claims

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Future is Now: What Control of the U.S. Senate May Come Down To? A Macaca Moment

Return with me now, all of you Over the Hill Gang members to a less cynical time.  To a time when a Republican President was hunkered down in the White House trying everything under the sun to stave off impeachment.  Enemies lists, using the IRS, CIA and FBI to discredit political rivals as well as ordinary American citizens who had the courage to stand up and speak truth to power.

And in his spare Richard M. Nixon was still strategizing.  Always scheming, Tricky Dick was devising and then sending his secret plans to this man's father hoping he would implement them on Sundays.  What am I babbling about? The Axis of Evil?  Sort of.  President Richard Nixon would devise football plays and send them to George Allen Senior, the coach of the Washington Redskins and father of right wing Republican former U.S. Senator from Virginia, who displayed the poor judgment of using some of these amateur play calls.

Eventually these senile old kooks would be driven from office with the senior Allen eventually succumbing to the football equivalent of being fragged by his own men, he died of pneumonia after his team dumped a cooler full of Gatorade over his head following a college football game.

His son, George Allen, Jr. carried on his father's tradition of poor judgment culminating in his spectacular implosion while running for re-election to his Senate seat which he planned as using as a stepping stone to the White House.  For those of you not familiar with George's Macaca Moment, Macaca being the North African equivalent to the South Afrikaner kaffir and the American "N" word, I bring you this reminder.  "But why is this relevant?" you ask.  Because this racist, phony born again is running for his old U.S. Senate seat against former Democratic governor and genuine good person Tim Kaine.  And it is this race, my dear friends, that control of the U.S. Senate may come down to in the 2012 election.

Watch this video and ask yourself if this two-bit racist is deserving of being elected to another 6 year term in the Senate.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Pre-Debate Debate: Plainsense vs. Romney Lover II

Due to the overwhelming response of our readers who could not get enough of the carnage known as Plainsense vs. Romney Lover I, tonight the Great Roll Call brings to you as part of its Pre-Debate Coverage, Plainsense vs. Romney Lover II, the second in its ongoing series of surrogate Presidential Debates. 

Without further adieu I bring to you your host Plainsense and his confused, irrational, mean spirited, Tea Bagger, suburbanite, Republican opponent, Romney Lover. 

Tonight's topic for debate:  Charitable Giving.

Plainsense: Some random thoughts on charitable giving. As a Christian, I truly believe in the Bible's teaching that among the concepts of "...faith, hope and charity ... the greatest of these is charity" Corinthians 13:13

Romney LoverIs it wrong of me to think by paying taxes I am supporting a charity and therefore, I don't have to give to anyone else? You know what, I'm going to start calling Obama "Robin Hood." He wants to take from the rich and give to the poor.

Judges:  Advantage Plainsense.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Romney Room



Romper, bomper, stomper boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me, what to do. Magic millionaire, tell me today. What position should I take today?  Should I be conservative or should I be moderate?  What a dilemma to represent the intolerant!

Immigrants bad. Minute Men good.  Oh no, look at the direction the polls took.  Did I say bad?  I meant good.  Why don't you believe me, although I don't know how you could.

One day I say this, one day I do that.  I do whatever for the Fat Cats.  What's my plan?  I haven't a clue.  Hey Clint, when you're done can I borrow the chair too?  Maybe I can also look like a fool.

Willard "Mitt", Walter Mittey, whatever happened to Ann's other...

What's that you say? "I'm not nice?"  At least I'm more authentic than Vanilla Ice!!