“And I don’t think it’s going to be close in the Electoral College,” he told Matthews. “I think we’re going to win clearly.”
Biden went on to predict several Congressional races, toss some insults at Romney and Ryan, and compliment Obama. There’s nothing out of the ordinary there. But the re-election thing? That kind of bothers me.
It’s no secret that I’m a Democrat and plan to vote for Obama/Biden on Tuesday. And I’m relatively confident they will win because that’s how I feel in my gut, and I trust my gut. Something tells me not to trust Romney and Ryan, so to me there is little choice.
Of course, the one mistake that could sabotage the whole damn thing is arrogance. And that’s what predictions of victory two days from the election do: make you look cocky.
I love you, Biden, you crazy son-of-a-gun. But do us all a favor and take my son’s advice: zip it, lock it and put it in your pocket. At least until Wednesday, that is.
“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,” read the tweet. Beside it was a sexy picture of Dash wearing a red bathing suit and standing in front of an American flag.
Since the tweet was released, Dash has been bashed by all sorts of Obama supporters. And most, if not all, of the responses have been incredibly offensive and unfair. Take this tweet, for instance:
“You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but we still live in America, right? In my USA, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even when it goes against the grain, so to speak. And in Dash’s case, supporting Romney is her prerogative. She certainly shouldn’t have to support Obama just because they share the same race. And the fact that people are attacking her for sharing her views astounds me.
We live in the land of the free, people. And whether you like it or not, freedom applies to all of us, including gorgeous celebrities like Stacey Dash. Cut her some slack, would you?
When you hear the word metastasis, it is usually in the same breath as cancer. And it is never a good thing when a deadly disease like this starts to spread.
Fortunately, a couple of scientists in San Francisco have developed a treatment derived from cannabis that looks very promising. Pierre Desprez and Sean McAllister combined Cannabidiol, a chemical compound from the cannabis plant, with cells containing ID-1, the gene that allows cancer to spread. What they discovered was fascinating.
The cells stopped spreading. Not only that, but they returned to normal.
I should also mention that lab and animal trials have already been completed, and the hope is for a human trial sometime soon. There have been no weird side effects, no toxic poisonings and nothing to indicate a danger to human subjects. In fact, Cannabidiol is already used by people for a number of different reasons. It’s perfectly safe.
This could be huge in terms of cancer treatment, and Desprez and McAllister already have some ideas.
“We started by researching breast cancer,” Desprez said. “But now we’ve found that Cannabidiol works with many kinds of aggressive cancers–brain, prostate–any kind in which these high levels of ID-1 are present.”
If things go according to plan, this treatment could available within a few years. Can you imagine having a medicine that could prevent the spread of cancer? Not only that, but a cannabis-based medicine.
Let’s see Romney and Ryan vote against that!
I don’t know about you, but I find this beyond ridiculous for a number of reasons, the first of which is historical.
The ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the US Constitution in 1870 ensured that no citizen would be denied the right to vote based on their color or ethnicity. Slavery was abolished with the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, of course, but the right to vote finally gave blacks the power to participate in their future and placed them on equal footing with their white counterparts, at least at the polls.
Now more than 140 years later, there are black clergy urging their flocks not to vote? Is this right no longer important to them? To me, a write-in vote for some non-candidate would be preferable to not voting at all. Isn’t one of our duties as Americans to actively participate in the political process, after all?
Another reason this story bothers me involves the whole gay marriage controversy. Here we have a marginalized group of people (gays) who are being denied rights that other Americans possess simply because they are different. Opponents to gay marriage even use the Bible to prove that homosexuality is wrong and that gays do not deserve treatment equal to Christians.
Is any of this sounding familiar?
I’m no history buff, but it seems to me that blacks were once treated the same way that gays are being treated today. They were marginalized and mistreated by whites during slavery, some of whom even used the Bible to prove blacks were inferior to other races.
So it’s hard for me to understand how some blacks clergy could be so quick to deny equal rights to gays, not to mention refusing to vote for Obama simply because he’s willing to recognize their rights.
Since when did freedom only apply to some Americans rather than all of them?
I sincerely hope these clergy realize how refusing to vote in November might make a statement, but will also rob them of the freedom their ancestors fought so hard to obtain. And the people they hope to deny the right to marry, namely gays, likely feel like their ancestors did back then: mistreated and ignored.
History doesn’t always need to repeat itself, does it?
The Presidential plot thickens.
None of this has done anything to squash the ongoing speculation, and rumors, about Romney’s taxes from the last ten years. And I am getting so tired of it all that when I hear another story about this in the news, I get physically ill.
Still Romney refuses to provide more than two years of tax filings and instead tosses out a few figures to try to shut Democrats up. Unfortunately, all he’s done has made the situation worse.
I simply cannot understand why Mitt doesn’t just release this bullshit and leave it at that. If what he recently shared about his taxes is true, then this information will simply substantiate his claims. And yes, people will finally shut the hell up.
Holding back makes it look like Romney is lying and doesn’t want to get caught. It’s understandable given the fact he actually wants to win this election. If the public learns he hasn’t paid taxes for years, as some fellow politicians have claimed, then he’s toast.
I can tell you one thing: I’m definitely voting for Obama in November. At least I know what I’m getting into with him.
If Romney is lying, and if he eventually does get elected, then how will we feel once this truth comes out? And believe me, it will come out. Someone will spill the beans for money or a television appearance or a spot on a reality show. It’s as inevitable as a visit from my bony friend, the Grim Reaper.
I wish he could bring an end to all this “tax talk,” but only one person can do that: Mitt Romney.
Here’s hoping he does it soon, because I simply cannot take it any more. Maybe I’ll just vote for myself this fall instead…
Watch your back, Obama!
Thanks for clearing that up for us, Jenna. After all, we want to protect the rich at all costs.
Even more disconcerting is the fact that one of my personal heroes, hedgehog-looking and unfairly endowed adult film star Ron Jeremy, also seems to be backing Romney. Jeremy recently referred to Romney as “a good man” and “an amazing father.”
Does it matter that Romney and many of his supporters likely consider the porn industry to be immoral and even sinful?
I guess not since, as Jameson so eloquently stated, it’s all about the money.
What is this country coming to?
No matter how hard I try, I simply cannot avoid writing more about Mitt Romney and his international trip of gaffes and bad impressions.
The reporters tried to ask Romney some questions. And they were standing behind a rope line as instructed.
Is there no end to the weirdness surrounding Mitt?
I promise that I’m not throwing my hat into the political pundit ring or pushing any pro-Obama agenda, but doesn’t it seem as if Mitt Romney is traveling the world and pissing people off in every country he visits?
First, he became the object of ridicule in England after making some off-hand, thoughtless remarks about the Olympics. And now he’s angered Palestinians by suggesting “Israelis have been more economically successful because of their culture.”
And the other day, I heard a foreign commentator talking about how popular Obama is around the world, especially given the ineptitude of the president he replaced.
I’m no campaign manager, but if I were working for Romney, I would rein him in quickly and bring him back stateside. If he has any hope of winning the election in November, then he needs to convince people his foreign policy skills are sound.
And right now, I don’t think anyone is feeling it. Tighten up, Mitt!
Bad news seems to come from every turn for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. And now it’s coming from Twitter.
Over the weekend, Romney’s Twitter account gained an out-of-the-ordinary 135,000 followers. Prior to that, he averaged between 3,000 and 4,000 new followers per day.
To make matters worse, some of Romney’s alleged followers seem to be “Twitter bots” who have no followers of their own and misspell certain words. Basically fake followers.
Romney is being accused of buying followers, which would be a very sketchy move. If it’s actually true, that is.
I started thinking about this weekend, though, and remembered that James Holmes murdered all those people in Aurora late last week. Is there something about Romney that people might be drawn to following a tragedy like this one? Are people indicating that they don’t feel safe and now support a change in leadership?
I hope not.
And for Romney’s sake, I certainly hope he didn’t buy those followers. That could be the proverbial nail in his presidential coffin.
Let me get this straight.
Presidential candidates are taunting each other, accusing each other of lying and smearing each other’s good names?
And this surprises people?
I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I will be very glad when this campaign is finally over. November can’t get here fast enough!