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London – ‘photoshoplooter.com’

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http://photoshoplooter.tumblr.com/

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Bloody hell, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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August 18, 2011 Posted by | photoshop | , , , | Leave a comment

If the Republican frontrunners were Simpson characters

D’oh!

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August 18, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, GOP morons, Perry, Romney, Ron Paul | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

This is why Europe travels by train

Via: Imgur

note: I would have positioned ‘Texas’ a little to the west, to have included the U.K.; but hey, . . .

http://imgur.com/gallery/

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from personal experience:

The hi-speed trains in Europe, Japan, and China, are very good; the low-speed trains in the U.S., SUCK!

http://imgur.com/gallery/

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Molly Ivins on Rick ‘Goodhair’ Perry

Via: AlrerNet

Bush was replaced by his exceedingly Lite Guv Rick Perry, who has really good hair. Governor Goodhair, or the Ken Doll (see, all Texans use nicknames—it’s not that odd), is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

But the chair of a major House committee says, “Goodhair is much more engaged as governor than Bush was.”

As the refrain of the country song goes, “O Please, Dear God, Not Another One.”

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/152048/the_5_funniest_things_molly_ivins_said_about_rick_perry/?page=1

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Mary Tyler “Molly” Ivins (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007) was an American newspaper columnist, liberal political commentator, humorist and author.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Ivins

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Charles Dana Gibson

Via: Pin-up Art

http://www.all-art.org/pin-up_art1/gibson1.htm

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The  Gibson Girl was the personification of a feminine ideal as portrayed in the satirical pen-and-ink-illustrated stories created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States.

Some people argue that the “Gibson Girl” was the first national standard for feminine beauty. For the next two decades, Gibson’s fictional images were extremely popular.

There was merchandising of “saucers, ashtrays, tablecloths, pillow covers, chair covers, souvenir spoons, screens, fans, umbrella stands”, all bearing her image.

The artist saw his creation as representing “thousands of American girls”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Girl

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Romney – he simply doesn’t listen; plus, he’s dumber than sh*t!

Via: Think Progress

‘Confronted At Town Hall, Romney FALSELY Claims Raising Payroll Tax Cap Wouldn’t Strengthen Social Security’

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) was confronted at the Iowa State Fair last week for indicating that, as president, he would not support lifting the income cap on taxes used to finance Social Security (currently, income above $106,800 is exempt).

Romney was again asked about his plans today in New Hampshire, where a questioner asked him why he supported raising the retirement age instead of raising the payroll tax cap. Romney reiterated that raising the cap amounted to a tax increase he would not support, and falsely claimed that it wouldn’t “begin the solve the problem” facing Social Security’s long-term viability:

ROMNEY: What I want to do is make sure Social Security is there for your generation.

ATTENDEE: By raising the retirement age, though?

ROMNEY: There are two ways we could go, you can tell me your choice. One is we can keep Social Security –

ATTENDEE: Raise the cap.

ROMNEY: That doesn’t begin to solve the problem. […] My guess is [people] are going to say, give me lower benefit growth but don’t raise my taxes.

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Upon Romney’s proclamation that raising the cap on income taxed for Social Security purposes would not “begin to solve the problem,” the woman presented evidence backing up her claim, telling him that raising the cap would ensure the program’s solvency for at least 75 years.

Romney responded, “I don’t agree with your numbers.”

He then guessed that Americans would rather face benefit cuts than an increase in the amount of income taxed, despite poll numbers showing that an overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to benefit cuts.

But whether Romney agrees with the numbers is moot because the questioner’s evidence is correct. According to a report by the Congressional Research Service, fully eliminating the cap without increasingbenefits would create a long-term surplus for Social Security and would indeed ENSURES SOLVENCY for at LEAST 75 (seventy-five) YEARS.

None of the other “solutions” Romney proposed — means testing benefits, changing the way benefits are calculated, or raising the retirement age — would strengthen the program so substantially without drastically cutting benefits.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/08/17/297483/confronted-at-town-hall-romney-falsely-claims-raising-payroll-tax-cap-wouldnt-strengthen-social-security/

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August 18, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

bye-bye, bye-bye

Now that Pawlenty is out, the big question is whether Bachmann or Perry will get his supporter.”

– Stephen Colbert

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Huntsman vs Perry / Romney

Via: Think Progress

GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman’s top adviser, John Weaver, mocked Mitt Romney’s self-contradictory positions on global warming, and Rick Perry’s outright climate science denial:

It appears that the only science that Mitt Romney believes in is the science of polling, and that science clearly was not a mandatory course for Governor Perry.”

http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/08/17/298326/huntsman-spox-science-clearly-was-not-a-mandatory-course-for-governor-perry/

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A great way to cut defense costs

Via: AP

The Air Force is discharging a sergeant from Nebraska who refused to report to duty in Germany earlier this month because he doubts President Barack Obama’s citizenship.

Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran (see photo) became a hero of the so-called birther movement by sharing his views on websites of groups that believe Obama is not eligible to serve as president.

Other things contributed to the 41-year-old Moran’s honorable discharge (‘refused to report to duty’ honorable?) , including comments he made about Obama’s decision to allow gays to serve openly in the military.

Obama released a copy of his detailed birth certificate from Hawaii in APRIL in an attempt to quell the questions about whether he was born outside the U.S. The Constitution requires the president not be foreign-born.

But many birthers contend the document must be a fake.

http://news.yahoo.com/air-force-discharging-sergeant-doubts-obama-214651994.html

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Superman’s social nework nightmare

Via: someecards

For everyone’s favorite spandex-clad Jesus metaphor, social networking would be a virtual minefield.

He’d have an inbox jam-packed with distress messages from whiny bank tellers and earthquake victims, inappropriate pokes from a drunk Jimmy Olsen, embarrassing Scrabble losses to Krypto the Superdog, and constant grief from Lois about updating their relationship status.

With all that going on, you couldn’t blame him for forgetting to remind his mom not to jeopardize the lives of everyone he’s ever met by publicly exposing his biggest secret.

http://www.happyplace.com/9809/facebook-ruins-supermans-secret-identity

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