Saturday, September 1, 2012

Last Call

Everything you need to know about the delegates at the RNC:

Thousands of delegates have assembled in Tampa this week to nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, vote on the party rules, and wear ridiculous hats in a socially acceptable setting. But what do they think about, you know, certain things — such as where President Obama was born, and whether he has committed impeachable offenses? In an effort to find out, Daily Intel presented 50 of these delegates with a multiple-choice poll. (The goal was 100, but many delegates did not want to pause from their busy schedules to share their opinions.)

In case it's not obvious, this is not a completely representative polling sample. That said, there are some interesting nuggets in here.

Like this:

...and this.


The Romney/Ryan Welfare Card Is Nothing New

On this morning's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Melissa and her guests discussed just why Americans hate the word welfare when they love social spending, safety nets, Social Security, Medicare, and education spending.

The problem of course is that for the last 32 years, Republicans have been relentlessly tying the word "welfare" to black Americans.  Melissa is joined by Bob Franken, Nancy Giles, David Coates, and Monica Mehta and the discussion is certainly worth your ten minutes to watch. Do so.  At one point Melissa uncharacteristically blows a gasket about the notion that the reward of being rich is sufficiently cosmically balanced by the risk of investment.
“What is riskier than living poor in America?” Harris-Perry demanded. “Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won’t. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No. There is a huge safety net that whenever you fail will catch you and catch you and catch you. Being poor is what is risky. We have to create a safety net for poor people. And when we won’t, because they happen to look different from us, it is the pervasive ugliness.”

And it needed to be said a thousand times more.   Thank you, Melissa.

Podcast Versus The Stupid!

This week's episode "Million Dollar Boobie" is up.  Give a listen as we take on Clint Eastwood losing arguments with inanimate objects, Chris Christie and education, Paul Ryan's lies and more as we cover the first part of the RNC in this expanded week of coverage.

Listen to internet radio with Zandar Versus The Stupid on Blog Talk Radio

Part 2 will be coming up tomorrow.

Parents Do Time For Baby Dying Of Neglect

JIM THORPE, Pa. — Two eastern Pennsylvania parents whose baby daughter was left alone in a car seat in a hot room for several hours and died have been sentenced to time behind bars.

Authorities say the Palmerton couple's daughter had no food or water for 16 hours.

A judge sentenced Kimberly Taschler to 14 months to 3 1/2 years in prison. Husband Jacob Taschler was sentenced to 11 months to two years.

Authorities allege the Taschlers had neglected 11-month-old Kayla even before her death in January 2010.
Of course they did.  Rarely do healthy normal people just neglect a child until it dies.  That girl likely suffered her entire life.

The mother cried and said she was overwhelmed.  What the hell ever.  While she was busy being overwhelmed, a little girl died.  She didn't get the chance to be overwhelmed, or to see the sun rise today.

No pity.  No second chance.  These kids deserve safety, and the only way to deter morons like this is to make them fear the punishment.

The Immoral Minority Hits One Out Of The Park

I love The Immoral Minority, as regulars well know.  But this time, he posted something so fantastic that I would be ashamed to even try to add sprinkles to this cupcake.

So please, take a moment and show Gryphen some love.  Here is a teaser from his masterpiece titled: Fox News literally calls Paul Ryan a liar. Exactly which part of hell just froze over?

Not only were most minorities kept out of the building, but the truth itself was persona non grata as well. 
So the fact that Paul Ryan played fast and loose with the truth should not come as much of a surprise. BothMSNBC and CNN could not miss the plethora of lies that fell easily form the lips of Ryan. 
However what might be of some surprise, at least it surprised me, is that there were indeed SO MANY lies that even Fox News could not take it.  

We then get a nice breakdown of the facts, and I agree with his analysis for the journalist's future.

Well done, sir.

Page Break

August was our best month ever here at ZVTS, on a personal note.  We broke 15k visits according to Sitemeter and 13k visits according to Quantcast.  I'm pretty happy with that, and hopefully we can bring in some more traffic with the podcast.

As we head into the heart of the election season with Labor Day weekend, the game begins in earnest.  Keep it here and we'll try not to disappoint.  And hey, tell your friends about us too!

Back to your regularly scheduled weekend.

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