How Mitt Faked His Food Drive — PLEASE SHARE

Apparently, nothing is sacrosanct for Mitt Romney and his manic drive for glory.  News now comes that the Kettering, Ohio, food drive was a stealth campaign event complete with celebrity appearances, campaign videos, fake photo ops, and “touching” moments of fake piety.

Also see the Los Angeles Times article on the food drive.

PLEASE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6 AND TELL MITT WHAT YOU THINK OF HIS FAKE FOOD DRIVE AND CRASS USE OF THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY FOR HIS OWN POLITICAL GAIN!

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What Mitt Really Thinks! Disaster Relief Is Like Picking Up Trash. — PLEASE SHARE

This is incredible.  Even as he is “helping” the 47 percent, he can’t help but disparage them by comparing the disaster relief effort to picking up trash.

Mr. Romney, surveying the piles of donated goods, recalled a time he was in high school when classmates discovered a football field littered with trash.

“And the person who responsible for organizing the effort said, just line up along the yardlines. You go between the goal line and the 10 yard line. And the next person, between 10 and 20, and then just walk through and do your lane. And if everybody cleans their line, why, we’ll be able to get the job done. And so today, we are cleaning one lane, if you will,” he said.

As we have learned since this post ran, it makes sense that Mitt Romney would say something like this: The entire “disaster relief event” was a piece of trash that was faked to give Mitt a crass photo op.

PLEASE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6 AND LET MITT KNOW THAT HELPING OTHERS IS NOT THE SAME AS PICKING UP TRASH.

Mitt’s Soup Kitchen Moment — PLEASE SHARE

In anticipation of the impending tragedy of massive hurricane Sandy, Barack Obama suspended his campaign and  hastened back to the Situation Room in the White House where he could make sure that the resources of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other national resources would be mustered to respond to the storm.

The Situation Room is the place where he can be in contact with anyone, anywhere immediately.

His sense of urgency and immediacy has garnered praise from the most unlikely of places

Mitt Romney has also been busy.  He suspended his scheduled campaign rally in Ohio and then decided that he should change it into a disaster relief photo opportunity with all of the previously scheduled big names.  I mean why waste a perfectly good photo opportunity, eh?

At this rally, he asked for donations of canned goods and used clothing for the poor disaster victims to be gathered and distributed by the American Red Cross.  Good idea, but:

The American Red Cross can’t use canned goods or used clothing as they state on their website.  In fact such donations actually hinder their work and divert critically needed manpower and monetary resources from critical task:

“Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel.”

It’s sort of like washing previously cleaned pots and pans.  Actually it is worse than washing previously cleanded pots and pans.  It is like taking the clean pots and pans and throwing them in the mud so that the soup kitchen would have to wash them again.

VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6 AND TELL MITT THAT CRASS PHOTO OPS ARE NOT WHAT WE WANT IN A PRESIDENT.  PLEASE HELP GET OUT THE VOTE.

It’s My Lie, And I’m Sticking With It — PLEASE SHARE

Mitt Romney castigated the Obama Administration for being complicit in a decision by Chrysler to move all production of Jeeps to China.  This, of course, is a lie.

Statement from Chrysler:

“Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation. A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.”

But apparently, the Romney campaign refuses to let go of this bone.

This should be Mitt’s campaign song; probably is:

Depending On The Charity Of Others Is A Crap Shoot — PLEASE SHARE

Consider this cautionary tale from Mike Boone, a bartender in Washington, D.C., who volunteered to walk a female patron home through a dangerous part of the city.  Along the way, the two were accosted by a bad guy who wanted the woman’s purse.  Mike did the right thing and tried to fight off the thief.  His reward was to received multiple stab wounds that landed him in a hospital and saddled him with a huge medical bill.

Mike doesn’t have healthcare insurance and was left with a massive amount to pay.  People responded with as much as they could, but it is still not enough to pay off his medical expenses.

Under Mitt Romney’s view of the world, that is too bad.  After all, we did take you to the emergency room, what more do you want.

TELL MITT ROMNEY THAT IT ISN’T RIGHT TO SADDLE A HERO LIKE MIKE BOONE WITH AN ENORMOUS MEDICAL BILL FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING. PLEASE GET OUT THE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6.

Food For Thought This Week — PLEASE SHARE

Chris Christie Hurricane Sandy

However, Chris Christie seems to hold a different view:

“Governor Chris Christie this morning formally requested that President Barack Obama declare a pre-landfall emergency for New Jersey. This declaration would allow the State to request funding and other assistance for actions taken in advance of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to make landfall in New Jersey late Monday evening.”

Governor Christie, a main campaign surrogate for Mitt Romney, also had this to say about President Obama:

“I appreciated the president’s outreach today in making sure that we know he’s watching this and is concerned about the health and welfare and safety of the people of the state of New Jersey.”

Seriously, the pending disaster and possible human tragedy that is Hurricane Sandy and its combined effects with a “Northeaster” is frightening.  I hope that everyone heeds the warnings, seeks shelter, and evacuates low lying areas.  However, it is fair to mention that national calamities like this weather disaster can only be handled by a combined State and Federal effort, not by some privatized agency who will sell you insurance, or whatever, for a fee.

Privatizing disaster relief just will not work and it is foolhardy to think that it would.

Not A Funny Hobby — PLEASE SHARE

Police impersonation is a serious crime; it is not just a practical joke. Police impersonators have been implicated in many crimes including rape and murder.  Just think about it.

Also ask any of the following victims of a police impersonator how they would feel about a person who thinks that it is a great joke to dress up as a police officer and go stop innocent victims in public (short list).

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Police-seek-more-victims-of-police-impersonator-3978088.php

http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/204856/158/Victim-Of-Police-Impersonator-Speaks-Out

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/05/24/police-impersonator-took-drunk-driver-home-checked-back-days-later/

http://thefan.nbc12.com/news/news/83557-police-looking-victims-police-impersonator

http://www.lvmpd.com/Portals/0/news/2012/PO%20106%2005-11-12%20Metro%20Seeks%20Additional%20Victims%20of%20Police%20Impersonator.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASkjevbBRlI

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/05/montgomery-county-police-impersonator-victim-speaks-out-about-ordeal-75752.html

http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2012/05/fake-cop-murdering-miss-motorists.html

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Victim-Highway-Killings-Police-Impersonator-151605805.html

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=8790272

http://local.nixle.com/alert/4875398/

Interesting Interview

Although this interview has been all over the web, it is an important one to remember on November 6th.

The veteran who fought for your freedom speaks with someone who spent the war in France.

If you believe in freedom for all, make sure your vote is counted on November 6th.

VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPON IT – IT DOES.

You Have Got To Love These Guys

By playing the race card in summarily dismissing Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Barack Obama for President of the United States, chief Romney surrogate, John Sununu, reveals the Romney campaign’s fundamental reason why white people should vote for Mitt.

Of course, in the grand old tradition of the Grand Old Party wherein they say what is really on their mind, then immediately retract the statement and apologize, Sununu later retracted his claim that Powell was only supporting Obama because he is black.

All of the Republicans have done this from Akin to Mourdock to Romney, himself.

Remember what Mitt Romney said about the 47 percent and his later “apology?”  This tactic is so obvious and is so tacky.  But then, the GOP seems to be stuck in the Fifties and all that entails don’t they?

Get the real message you want out first, and then “apologize” for saying it.

Don’t let Racism win.

GET OUT THE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH.