Thursday, November 15, 2012

Retroactively

Big headline on Drudge, "JOBLESS INFLATION POVERTY RECESSION". They don't do actual writing at Drudge, 'JOBLESS' is just a link to a Reuters article. You don't have to read very far to see that the 78,000 jump in claims was from Sandy, and not for the reason that springs to mind. Unemployment offices were closed in the states affected, so you had two weeks worth of claims at once. In fact you will see jobs numbers pick up in the affected area as previously unemployed construction workers are hired to do repairs.

The 'INFLATION' links to an article that says that there were slight increases in rents and food prices, offset by falling gasoline prices.

'POVERTY' links to an article about how the Census Bureau has found another 700,000 poor people. Not because there are more, but because they are doing a better job of finding them. Remember how the Republicans tried to do away with the Census Bureau? (this is why, "numbers bad") 

'RECESSION' links to an article about a possible recession in Europe, not in the US. Why is Europe in trouble? From doing the very things that Republicans advocate, things that Obama warned them not to do.

You can bet this headline will trumpeted across the right-wing screamer outlets to 'prove' that Obama is destroying the economy. They aren't big on facts, actually they never use facts. Reports of crazed right-wingers doing really stupid things based on this sort of nonsense are starting to pile up.


Then there's the poor losers -

Mittens is having a hard time coming to grips with reality. He believed that he was winning even after Fox told him that he'd lost. Now he's attached himself to the ridiculous notion that Obama bought his votes by giving away free stuff to certain interest groups.

Paul Ryan, the zombie eyed granny starver has emerged from the ether to push the talking point that the massive turnout of 'urban' voters was why they lost. Never mind that Obama won handily in many counties in Ryan's state of Wisconsin that are lily white, including the small town where Ryan lives. Well, they know him personally. The same problem that Willard had, he lost every state that he ever lived in, the longer he was there, the worse the loss.

Okay Romney did win Utah, but he swore under oath that he never lived there. He had to claim he was living in Massachusetts to run for Governor. He filed his state income taxes 'retroactively'. He claimed he was 'living' in Massachusetts because he was running Bain, he then quit that job 'retroactively' when it became awkward to be tied to a pirate equity company. 

He told Republicans yesterday that he won't be running again. Really? I bet they'd like to retroactively run somebody else.



1 comments:

Ronmac said...

Studies have shown most people hardly ever read newspaper stories beyond the headlines and maybe the first few lines in the first paragraph. Been like this for years.

If I was starting a newspaper I would only have headlines, skip the actual news story. Waste of trees. To ensure a steady stream of ad dollars I would make sure my headlines would only have words like: WAR, DEATH, FAMINE, DESTRUCTION, CATASTROPHIC, DOOM, NUCLEAR, ARMAGEDDON, HOLOCAUST, APOCALYPTIC, FISCAL CLIFF, OBAMA...

And if I was feeling particularly upbeat that day I would have words like: CONFLICT, CRIME, STARVATION, POVERTY, DISASTER, DISEASE, PAINFUL, VIOLENT, EPIDEMIC, RECESSION, GLOBAL WARMING, FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE, AFRICA, SYRIA, GOOGLE...