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10 November 2012

King Obama: I'm Historic!!! Behold My Crown


M2RB:  Metallica






Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbling
And you're left with just a name

Where's your crown, King Nothing?

Where's your crown?









"You may kiss my ring." 

- Obama


"And, you may kiss my ass." 

- Moi




King Nothing - Metallica

Wish I may
Wish I might
Have this I wish tonight
Are you satisfied?
Dig for gold
Dig for fame
You dig to make your name
Are you pacified?

All the wants you waste

All the things you've chased

Then it all crashes down

And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around

Just want one thing

Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbling
And you're left with just a name

Where's your crown, King Nothing?

Where's your crown?


For Napoleon Obama: There'll Always Be Saint Helena....


M2RB:  Napoleon XIV






And they're coming to take me away ha haaa
They're coming to take me away ha haaa ho ho hee hee
To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those nice young men
In their clean white coats

And they're coming to take me away
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away ha haaa!







Barf!  What's the matter?  The "We Are All Socialists Now" cover didn't do enough to kill Newsweek?  Now, you want to trot out Bam as Nap?  LMAO.  

Obama has compared himself to Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Baines Johnson, John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln,  Gandhi, JayZ, Nelson Mandela, the Argentine footballer Lionel Andrés Messi, Jesus Christ, Margaret Thatcher, the Miami Heats (sic), Dwight David Eisenhower, Joshua from the Old Testament, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George H W Bush, San Francisco Giants' Ace Tim Lincecum, and even George W Bush, but he NEVER compared himself to Napoleon.

Good grief!  Can we exile him to Saint Helena?

Listen up, Frum, I am a lot younger than you.  I am not a Republican, especially one of those Progressives "because is it so fun to be progressivy and all that like the more smarter people, ya know." (h/t to the Rich Man's Snooki, Meggie McCain)  I am not a Conservative, especially one of those ridiculous "Compassionate" ones.  I am not even a big Romney person.  I am a libertarian and not the nutter Ron Paul/Alex Jones kind.

But, getting back to the recent election, I live in a deep blue state so my vote doesn't even really count...BUT,

I have been waiting for 4 years to cast my vote against "MrSocial-Justice/When-We-Spread-The-Wealth-Around/At-Some-Point-You've-Made-Enough-Money/Take-The-Pain-Pill/Bumps-In-The-Road/The-Future-Must-Not-Belong-To-Those-Who-Slander-The-Prophet-Mohammed/Allahu-Ahkbar=Workplace-Violence/You-Didn't-Build-That"and I would have crawled over broken glass if I have to in order to do so.  In fact, I couldn't wait!

I voted my lady smarts, not my lady parts!  One would have thought that the Feminist Movement would have been more than reducing women to the sum of their sexual organs.  Thank my Festivus Pole that my mum was the crazy bra burner. 

BTW:  I have absolutely NOTHING against LEGAL IMMIGRATION.  After all, I came to the United States, LEGALLY, and became a naturalised American.  

I had to wait in line and play by the rules to become an American. There are many behind me doing the same thing. Screw playing by the rules.

Let’s start importing illegals from the former Eastern Bloc, Russia, Cuba, and other former Communist countries and tell them that Democrats are just commies/socialists/totalitarians in velvet gloves. Men and women went to prison for just reading Hayek’s Road to Serfdom and Milton Freidman’s Free to Choose was a blockbuster in the Eastern Bloc.

Many former Soviet Countries have flat tax rates, low regulation, encourage start-up, better test scores, and higher freedom indices. The people are much better educated than the people sneaking across the border.

Let’s encourage some illegal immigration that can really help American for a change and won’t be a drain.  Let's slap visas on the diplomas of graduates in the maths, sciences, medicines, computers, technology.  Let them bring over their families; provided, they have the ability to support themselves here.

I don't have anything against Mexicans AT ALL, but we have to understand something on a geopolitical level.  The average salary in China is less than $5000 a year.  We aren't going to be able to beat China manufacturing solar panels.  We need an educated and talented workforce.  Given the choice of Czech mathematician or a Salvadoran fruit picker, I'm going with the Czech.  Sorry, that's just how the Chinese Cookie crumbles.

And, one more thing that should make hearts sing across America in ways that Babs, Bruce, and Madonna can't:

I even happily accept the fact that I will always be a second-class American...since I can never run for President, which makes all of us happy...I am QUITE sure.  I wouldn't want the job and you wouldn't want me to have it.  They don't make axes large enough for what I would need to take to the Federal budget. 

Frummy, you might also take a look at the faces of some of the governors.  You be Paleface.





"They're Coming To Take Me Away"- NAPOLEON XIV

Remember when you ran away
And I got on my knees
And begged you not to leave
Because I'd go beserk


Well you left me anyhow
And then the days got worse and worse
And now you see I've gone
Completely out of my mind


And they're coming to take me away ha-haaa
They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha haaa
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those nice young men
In their clean white coats
And they're coming to take me away ha haaa


You thought it was a joke
And so you laughed
You laughed when I said
That losing you would make me flip my lid


Right? You know you laughed
I heard you laugh. You laughed
You laughed and laughed and then you left
But now you know I'm utterly mad


And they're coming to take me away ha haaa
They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha haaa
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away ha haaa


I cooked your food
I cleaned your house
And this is how you pay me back
For all my kind unselfish, loving deeds
Ha! Well you just wait
They'll find you yet and when they do
They'll put you in the A.S.P.C.A.
You mangy mutt


And they're coming to take me away ha haaa
They're coming to take me away ha haaa ho ho hee hee
To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those nice young men
In their clean white coats


And they're coming to take me away
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away ha haaa!


09 November 2012

Pic of the Day: Dear Teat Party: Quit Your Bitching. Sincerely, The US Marine Corps



A message to The Teat Party:





Oorah!


PS:  They are NOT CORPSEmen.  They are Corpsman.


'Toon of the Day: Onward Forward Obots!



Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

The Lilly Ledbetter Lie


M2RB:  Donna Summer





She lies easily for the money.




 



President Obama, you made a big, old deal about the Lilly Ledbetter ActFortunately for you, most of your voters aren't smarter than a 5th grader.  There's been a Federal law mandating equal pay for equal work since John F Kennedy signed the  Equal Pay Act into law in 1963.  What the Ledbetter Act did was to expand the statute of limitations in which to sue, as you well know.  What you may not know is that the poor, pitiful, fourloned Ms Ledbetter, everyone's favourite old lady, is a LIAR.

In her speech at the DNC, she claimed that she didn’t learn of it until two decades after she began working at the company. LIE!






Watch closely and I'll show you how to dismantle a Feminist/Liberal Icon and EXPOSE HER AS A FRAUD and front for the Trial Lawyer Lobby!


1.  Lilly Ledbetter worked for Goodyear Tyre & Rubber from 1979 until 1998.

2.  After taking early retirement in November 1998, Ledbetter commenced this action, LILLY M. LEDBETTER, PETITIONER v. THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, INC., in which she asserted, among other claims, a Title VII pay discrimination claim and a claim under the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), 29 U. S. C. §206(d).

3. "Ledbetter does not assert that the relevant Goodyear decisionmakers acted with actual discriminatory intent either when they issued her checks during the EEOC charging period or when they denied her a raise in 1998. Rather, she argues that the paychecks were unlawful because they would have been larger if she had been evaluated in a nondiscriminatory manner prior to the EEOC charging period."

4.  "Brief for Petitioner 13 (“[E]ach paycheck that offers a woman less pay than a similarly situated man because of her sex is a separate violation of Title VII with its own limitations period, regardless of whether the paycheck simply implements a prior discriminatory decision made outside the limitations period”); see also Reply Brief for Petitioner 20. This argument is squarely foreclosed by our precedents."

5. "Ledbetter’s arguments here—that the paychecks that she received during the charging period and the 1998 raise denial each violated Title VII and triggered a new EEOC charging period—cannot be reconciled with Evans, Ricks, Lorance, and Morgan. Ledbetter, as noted, makes no claim that intentionally discriminatory conduct occurred during the charging period or that discriminatory decisions that occurred prior to that period were not communicated to her. Instead, she argues simply that Goodyear’s conduct during the charging period gave present effect to discriminatory conduct outside of that period. Brief for Petitioner 13. But current effects alone cannot breathe life into prior, uncharged discrimination; as we held in Evans, such effects in themselves have “no present legal consequences.” 431 U. S., at 558. Ledbetter should have filed an EEOC charge within 180 days after each allegedly discriminatory pay decision was made and communicated to her. She did not do so, and the paychecks that were issued to her during the 180 days prior to the filing of her EEOC charge do not provide a basis for overcoming that prior failure."

6.  Ledbetter lost before the Supreme Court, as she should have.

7.  And, this is why:   She learned of the pay disparity by 1992, as excerpts from her deposition, filed in the Supreme Court as pages 228-241 of the Joint Appendix, make clear., but she only filed a legal complaint over it in 1998.  She let the statute of limitations expire.

What President Obama did was to give womyn like Ms Ledbetter to know for years and years and years and do NOTHING until they retire and then sue.  If you are in an automobile accident, in most states, you have 1 year to file suit against the person that has damaged your property and caused you physical harm.  But, if you are Ms Ledbetter, you can work for a company for 20 years, know that you aren't being paid the same, and then go and sue them to get damages.  Wow!  I bet trial lawyers are going to put Lilly on retainer.  James Carville used to say, "If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park..."  Now, we can just drag Lilly through the Welcome New Members Night at the Canasta Club.


 

Obama's Reelection: A Jobs Killer (Updated: See The List & Numbers)




M2RB:  Kalai









I’ve waited my whole life to feel this blessed,
Now I’m comparing the dream to the way it is.
And everybody’s looking their very best,
Remembering times when they were just like this…
My imagination never felt so clear, and I
So now I know this is for real…

Divide Me...

 



 Political Cartoons by Steve Breen



It appears that the job market is also suffering. In the last 48 hours, the following major corporations have announced layoffs in America (each is linked to the news release with details):
 
Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator, has reduced its workforce by another 50 employees.
Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving on Wednesday, according to a source close to the company who did not want to be named.
More than one dozen employees at a Pikeville company lost their jobs this week. Officials with Lightyear Network Solutions said they are consolidating offices in Louisville and Pikeville to save money.
The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees.
The company says 240 employees will lose their jobs with the closing of Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; and San Antonio, Texas.

Boeing Co.BA +1.24% said Wednesday it plans to employ 30% fewer executives at its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit by the end of 2012 compared to 2010 levels.
CVPH Medical Center has handed pink slips to 17 employees. The layoffs — nine in management and eight hourly staffers — are part of an effort to “help bolster the hospital’s financial position in 2013 and beyond,” a press release said.
The move will result in 980 job cuts at U.S. Cellular, with 640 in the Chicago area, according to a spokeswoman. The cuts are slightly under 12 percent of the approximately 8,400 total employees U.S. Cellular had at the end of the third quarter.
About 150 workers at Sistersville’s Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week.
• Rocketdyne -
About 100 employees at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, most of whom work in the San Fernando Valley, were laid off Wednesday in response to dwindling government spending on space exploration, the company said. The layoffs were effective immediately, and 75 percent of them came at the facilities on Canoga and De Soto avenues, which employ about 1,100 people. The company has six sites across the Valley.

The leader of an automotive parts plant in Lincoln County has told state officials that there are plans to lay off 75 workers starting in late December…The layoffs are expected to start Dec. 28 and continue in the first quarter of 2013.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) is seeking to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and said it’s reducing headcount by 3,000 to raise the staff cuts by the biggest wind turbine maker to almost a third over two years.

Husqvarna -
Husqvarna AB (HUSQB), the world’s biggest maker of powered garden tools, plans to cut about 600 jobs in a move that will save 220 million kronor ($33 million) a year by 2014.

The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care plans to temporarily lay off as many as 40 employees next year as it embarks on a major renovation of the inpatient unit at its Cheektowaga campus.

Bristol-Myers Squibb ($BMY) is following up its lackluster third-quarter results with almost 480 layoffs. As Pharmalot reports, the company notified the New Jersey government that it would scale back in Plainsboro, which means the cuts will hit its sales operations.

Trumbull printer- and scanning-equipment provider Oce North America, Inc. will lay off 135 workers in three Connecticut communities, including East Hartford, according to its notice with the state Labor Department.

The company, which was among those who had received an Obamacare waiver in the past, is looking to limit workers to 28 hours per week. A full time employee that is required to have health insurance (lest the employer pay a fine) works 30 hours per week, as defined by the Obamacare law.

United Blood Services Gulf South region, the non-profit blood service provider for much of south Louisiana and Mississippi, will lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce. It was a hard decision to make according to Susan Begnaud, Regional Center Director for the Gulf South region.
A layoff is tough enough for employees to deal with, imagine hearing the crushing news that your office is shutting down just before Thanksgiving and Christmas…  

Here are some of the business closings that were announced in just the past two days:

To see even more companies that announced layoffs since the election, visit the Daily Job Cuts page.


I'm developing a test for employers to give to prospective employees to determine their social, political, emotional, and economical philosophies.  You'll be able to hire people, who don't think that you owe them anything more than fair wages for a fair day's work.

The rest need to be fired.  If you can, fire them all and Go Galt!






As for the rest of you Obots, chop-chop!  Consider yourself fortunate that you still have a job!





Divide Me- Kalai
 
I’ve waited my whole life to feel this blessed,
Now I’m comparing the dream to the way it is.
And everybody’s looking their very best,
Remembering times when they were just like this…
My imagination never felt so clear, and I
So now I know this is for real…

Your eyes divide me,

And your ways control my every mood,
And your face distracts my confidence in standing,
And I can’t move, so I sing.
Doo da doo da doo

Now I can’t believe I’m here with you

Living some fantasy romance
And everybody’s saying you’ve got to take a chance
But something’s wrong
I feel so still
Then it cuts right through me
When you say you will…

Your eyes divide me

And your ways control my every mood
Your face distracts my confidence in standing
And I can’t move, No I can’t move so I sing
Doo da doo da doo.

Pic of the Day: The Great Divider







08 November 2012

His Imperial Royal Highness, King Obama I




Obama v. The Turks, The Syrians, The Iranians, and The Russians






Obama sent for the Seals that killed Osama. They did their job.  We know what happened to them.

When Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith and 2 former Seals, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Dougherty, called for help, Obama did NOTHING.

Chris Stevens was meeting with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin in Benghazi on the night of his death. Turkey was not pleased that both Qaddafi and American-made weapons, including Stingers, were making their way to the al Qaeda-affiliated rebels in Syria. Neither were the Russians and Iranians, who are on the side of the Assad regime.

5 days before the attack, a Libyan ship, the Entisa,  linked with Al-Qaeda jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj had Stingers and other weapons onboard. The purpose was to get weapons into the hands of Syrian jihadists, known to be dominated by Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

This ship was stopped at the Turkish port of Iskanderun, 35 miles from the Syrian border. They did not want the weapons going forward into Syria, but high-ranking US officials pleaded. The transport was released under duress.

The following week, Stevens was assassinated. There are 4 groups that do not want a Fast & Furious for Syria: The Turks, The Syrians, The Iranians, and The Russians.

Mr Obama may wish to watch his own back considering the Frankenstein he created.

Karma is such a vengeful bytch.  




 

 "Obama, Obama, we are all Osama!"


I Didn't Even Need Ruby Slippers, A Ouija Board, or Have to Wiggle My Nose!!!!


M2RB:  The Unband
 





Tell'em all to fuck off!




 STORY OF THE DAY!!!


 Photo Credit: Gettyimages

Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees



LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election. 

“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences.” 

....

Only 2 nights ago, I was licking my lips, orgasmically, awaiting the pink slips that  would start to go out once Obama was announced the winner.  It happened the very  next day.  Me & my ESP and I didn't even need Mo's Magical, Marvelous, kinetic keyboard, Crystal Ball or Tarot Card.  

 LMFAO!




Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson


Obot, Home Sweet Home!






'Toons of the Day: Inheritances




Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy



Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert



Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson


Causing Touré To Tourette All Over




M2RB:  Rose Royce, England 2003




Ooh, you might not ever get rich
But let me tell you it's better than digging a ditch
There ain't no telling who you might meet
A movie star or maybe even an Indian chief

Working at the car wash
Working at the car wash, yeah
Come on and sing it with me, car wash
Sing it with the feeling now, car wash yeah


Touré, we have nothing in common and I'm Meaner Than Coulter, but that's a S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-Y fine looking kid you've got there.  Your baby momma doesn't have a lot of trouble with the cable necessitating a home visit by the cable guy, does she?



You wanker, there's a reason that you could only get a job on MSNBC.  Troofers, PalinUteristas, Mitt Romney's tax returns, Seamus, the Moon Landing staged on a Universal backlot, the right-winger that assassinated ever POTUS, jiggly breast cause earthquakes, etc, are welcomed with open arms.
But, even if you get to be too much for those barking spiderholes, there's always ... see M2RB.

This is the photo up-close.  If you can't find 3 obvious flaws, MSNBC is always hiring....







Of course, after the "Dude, where's your brain?" guffawing on Tweeter and Twitchy, he tried to do a Longoria.  Epic Fail.

Since I am in a Touré state of mind, Touré, I'll see your Subway Scuba Diver and raise you an underwater distance swimmer, who also happens to be a member of the Cult of Gaia...







Car Wash - Rose Royce

Ooh, you might not ever get rich
But let me tell you it's better than digging a ditch
There ain't no telling who you might meet
A movie star or maybe even an Indian chief

Working at the car wash
Working at the car wash, yeah
Come on and sing it with me, car wash
Sing it with the feeling now, car wash yeah

Ooh, come sommer, the work get's kind of hard
This ain't no place to be if you planned on being a star
Let me tell you it's always cool
And the boss don't mind sometimes if you act a fool

At the car wash, woah
Talking about the car wash, yeah
Come on y'all and sing it for me
Car wash, wooh, car wash yeah

(Work and work) Well those cars never seem to stop coming
(Work and work) Keep those waxin' machines humming
(Work and work) My fingers to the bone
(Work and work) Keep up, I can't wait till it's time to go home

Hey, get your car washed today
Be in our band, you don't have to pay
Come on and give us a play
Car wash, right away

At the car wash
Talking about the car wash yeah
Car wash yeah
Come on y'all and sing it with me
Car wash
Sing it with feeling
Car wash yeah

Wowowoh
(Car wash) Those cars never seem to stop coming
(Car wash, yeah) Keeps those rags and machines coming
(Car wash) Let me tell you it's always cool
(Car wash, yeah) And the boss don't mind sometimes if you, act the fool

At the car wash
Talking about the car wash yeah
Car wash yeah
Talking about the car wash yeah

Car wash
Car wash, yeah
Car wash
Car wash, yeah
Car wash
Car wash, yeah
Car wash
Car wash, yeah


Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption


M2RB:  Bruce Springsteen & The "E-Street Band"
 
 







No cannonballs did fly
No rifles cut us down
No bombs fell from the sky
No blood soaked the ground
No powder flash blinded the eye
No deafening thunder sounded
But, just as sure as the hand of god
They brought death to my hometown
They brought death to my hometown

So listen up, my Sonny boy!
Be ready, for when they come
For they’ll be returning sure as the rising sun...








 Nah, not the Fascists, the Communists, Maoists, Authoritarians,Totalitarians, or even the Islamic 12th'ers!!! THE PROGRESSIVES...But then I repeat myself.




By Robert Stacey McCain 


GAHANNA, Ohio -- Late Tuesday night, the pundits on TV began jabbering incomprehensibly along the lines of, "What does it mean?"

The American people -- or, at the very least, a sufficient plurality of them -- decided that they want another four years of clumsy policy failures and vengeful "progressivism," as Democrats nowadays describe their agenda for wrecking what remains of our constitutional republic. Even before the unmitigated political disaster of November 6, 2012, a date that will live in infamy, the prospects of salvaging the United States were not particularly hopeful. Now, however, we are permanently and irretrievably screwed.

Let's not mince words, eh? It was one thing, obviously, for the electorate to choose Barack Obama in 2008, when Bush-era "brand damage" was still a fresh irritant in the wounds of a war-weary nation. Four years ago, Obama was untested and enshrouded in the glowing mantle of Hope. No intelligent person could possibly believe that "Lightworker" crap anymore, but then again, it's been a long time since any intelligent person believed anything a Democrat said. The cretins and dimwits have become an effective governing majority, and the question for conservatives at this point is perhaps not, "What does it mean?" but rather, "Why should we bother ourselves resisting it any longer?"

Alas, as always, the duty of the Right is to manfully endure, to survive the defeat and stubbornly oppose the vaunting foe, and so this brutal shock, this electoral catastrophe, must be absorbed and digested. At some point next week or next month or next year, then, we shall recover our morale and plot some new stratagem for the future. In the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's debacle, however, it is difficult to see any glimmer of light amid the encroaching gloom. Surely, there are many Americans who now sympathize with that New York infantryman who, in the bleak winter of 1862, when the Union's Army of the Potomac was under the incompetent command of Gen. Ambrose Burnside, wrote home in forlorn complaint: "Mother, do not wonder that my loyalty is growing weak.… I am sick and tired of the disaster and the fools that bring disaster upon us."

The search for scapegoats always attends political defeat, and Republicans have no shortage of candidates for the role, beginning with Todd Akin, whose ill-considered remarks about "legitimate rape" during an August interview set off a nationwide demand that he quit as the GOP nominee against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Akin went down to ignominious defeat Tuesday, as did Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who upset Republican Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary but then imploded after making Akin-esque comments about rape and abortion. Perhaps pro-life groups should sponsor a training session for political candidates, teaching them how to answer "gotcha" questions without either ceding anything to the abortion lobby or offending voters with off-the-cuff comments about rape. But Akin and Mourdock were just two names on a long list of bloodbaths for GOP Senate candidates, a massacre that also defeated Republican candidates in Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts and elsewhere.


 

Speaketh With Forked Tongue:  

They claim everything is "for the children," but, in reality their Casus Belli  was always, is, and always will be to murder as many unborn children, as humanly (Note:  I didn't say 'humanely') possible.  It is the "Body of Christ" in the Progressive liturgy.


The list of fools who have brought this disaster upon us certainly also will include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the gelatinous clown who (a) hogged up a prime time spot at the Republican convention to sing his own praises; (b) embraced Obama as the hero of Hurricane Sandy; and (c) then refused to appear at campaign events in support of Romney's presidential campaign. Good luck with the remainder of your political future, governor. It is unlikely Republicans shall soon forget your perfidious betrayal.

Well, then, what shall we say of Mitt Romney himself? He did not run a bad campaign. He excited the party's conservative base with his choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, and Romney's stunning victory in the first presidential debate Oct. 3 ignited a surge of momentum that seemed destined to carry him all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I fondly recall the night after the debate when, in Fisherville, Virginia, a crowd twice the size of the town turned out to cheer Romney and Ryan at a jubilant rally. A few minutes before 1 a.m. this morning, the TV networks called Obama the winner in Virginia, a result that seemed impossible a month ago. The margin of Romney's defeat in Virginia -- as in the other major battleground states of Florida and Ohio -- was quite slender, but it was a defeat nonetheless.

Romney's campaign staff furiously challenged the fact of their defeat, so that the loser's  concession speech was postponed until the wee hours of the morning. One can scarcely blame them for refusing to admit such a grim reality, but the reality could not be escaped. When Romney finally took the stage in Boston, he graciously said, "I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation." Prayers notwithstanding, the only success the current president is likely to have is in guiding our nation straight toward a destination that proverbially waits at the end of a road paved with good intentions.

What is left to hope for? That the American people will soon regret their choice? That another four years of economic stagnation and escalating debt will cure them of their insane appetite for charismatic liberals? If four years of endless failure have not rid them of this madness, the disease may well be terminal. Perhaps others will still see some cause for hope, and in another few weeks my friends may persuade me to see it, too. But today I will hear no such talk, and I doubt I'll be in a better mood tomorrow. At the moment, I am convinced America is doomed beyond all hope of redemption, and any talk of the future fills me with dread and horror.



Death To My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
No cannonballs did fly
No rifles cut us down
No bombs fell from the sky
No blood soaked the ground
No powder flash blinded the eye
No deafening thunder sounded
But just as sure as the hand of god
They brought death to my hometown
They brought death to my hometown

No shells ripped the evening sky

No cities burning down
No armies stormed the shores for which we’d die
No dictators were crowned
High off on a quiet night
I never heard a sound
The marauders raided in the dark and brought death to my hometown, boys
Death to my hometown

They destroyed our families’ factories and they took our homes

They left our bodies on the plains
The vultures picked our bones

So listen up, my Sonny boy

Be ready for when they come
For they’ll be returning sure as the rising sun

Now get yourself a song to sing and sing it ’til you’re done

Yeah, sing it hard and sing it well
Send the robber baron’s straight to hell
The greedy thieves that came around
And ate the flesh of everything they’ve found
Whose crimes have gone unpunished now
Walk the streets as free men now

And they brought death to our hometown, boys

Death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown