Daily Topics - Thursday September 20th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Progressives fight for Social Security - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) / Plus, Police join OWS & stand up for free speech! Detective Brian Austin, Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA)

Hour Two: Save Headstart... Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, National Director-Headstart / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Why pictures can sway your moral judgements

Hour Three: Have we all overlooked Romney's real motivation for winning?

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago
#1

So Romney's yacht is registered in the Cayman Islands, right? And that makes it foreign territory, right? And Presidents have reside in the United States for the 14 years prior to their inauguration. Is it possible that Romney has lived on that yacht long enough to be disqualified from the Presidency?

I honestly don't think so, but it's good to explore just how close to the line Romney is. When you combine this with the facts that Romney's father was born in Mexico and John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone and earlier they wanted to amend the Constitution to let Arnold Schwarzenegger be President, it's also just plain funny. Why can't the Republicans find a clear-cut native to run?

fbacher's picture
fbacher 10 years 19 weeks ago
#2

Are we now in a slum-lord economy? We used to invent things and grow companies. Now, in our MBA, economy of finance, we treat the companies and the people that work in them like slum properties. We pay the least that we have to and have the lowest working conditions possible.

This mindset is hollowing out our companies, our economy and our country. Workers are frustrated because they want to produce good products, but the "suits" and "bean counters" who know nothing about the products, but who control the purse strings cause poor products to be produced. What will happen when the last ounce of value has been squeezed out of our economy?

mathboy's picture
mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago
#3

The Republican Party's attempts to make up for their gaffes (freeloading 47%, legitimate rape, etc.) sound like a sitcom husband apologizing when he doesn't know what he did wrong.

It's a comedic stereotype that women won't tell a man what he's done wrong ("If you don't know, then I'm not going to tell you.") and I believe the reason is to keep the man from thinking that he can just say "I'm sorry" and everything will be okay again. What he needs to do is to show understanding of the problem and demonstrate that he is less likely to repeat the error. But when, for example, Ann Romney says "We know that Mitt cares about women..." it does neither of those things.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago
#4

I thought that good Mormons got to be Adam and Eve on their own planets, not gods.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago
#5

Vertiginously ugly. Referring to vertigo. Finally got one.

fbacher's picture
fbacher 10 years 19 weeks ago
#6

Now they are lynching chairs.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/20/13989510-empty-chair-lynching...

I live in Austin, which is considered a liberal town, but, yeah, Austin is in Texas. I hope that somehow there is a peaceful protest about this, but the guy is probably beyond hope.

DFMM's picture
DFMM 10 years 19 weeks ago
#7

Whether Romney is a sociopath or not is hard to say; but there is something dysfunctional about him, at minimum he's a bully. Consider how his sons related stories such as how Mitt loved to do pranks like push someone's face into butter; or how during a family race he couldn't stand the thought of coming in last so he ran to near exhaustion to cross the finish line ahead of a daughter-in-law --- who had just given birth 6-8 weeks earlier. And it speaks volumes about the family that his sons thought nothing of relating such stories on national TV as if those were normal and endearing anecdotes that painted their Dad in a humanist light.

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