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Paul Ryan has mesmerized the media because intelligence is so lacking in Congress that its appearance alone induces interest. But Paul Ryan is if anything a more facile and worse liar than Romney. He has virtually no explanations for his draconian budget and his criticism of Obama is a lie whole cloth. This page of tweets is a good introduction to Ryan as an apostle of untruth.

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Romney-Ryan Offer No Pathway to Self Reliance

More than three-fifths of the cuts proposed by Mr. Ryan come from programs for low-income Americans. These cuts are so severe that the nation’s Catholic bishops protested the proposal as failing to meet society’s moral obligations, saying the plans “will hurt hungry children, poor families, vulnerable seniors.”

To Mr. Ryan, the poor will benefit when they no longer rely on government handouts. But his plans contain no pathway to self-reliance for the tens of millions of people who are either poor, unemployed or uninsured. In his world, they will be entirely on their own, or will rely on charity.

via The Romney-Ryan Plan for America – NYTimes.com.

Taking away without giving. Democrats have struggled for years to create a pathway and  have done no better. We have a sprawl-prison-car-enslaved nation. The answer lies in radical social change that can only happen when we have rid Congress of its most deleterious members. Then we can legislate to create car-free communities that build diversity into their fabric based on people’s aspirations and desires. Defeating  sprawl society and its policies and presuppositions is the agenda.

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The Romney-Ryan Debacle

It’s no wonder that Mr. Romney does not want to take full responsibility for his running mate’s ideas. Mr. Romney hasn’t issued a real budget plan and appears to have no interest in doing so before the election, perhaps for fear that voters might realize how little they would like it. Mr. Ryan, on the other hand, has assembled two spending plans, both of which were passed by the House. While the country is fortunate they were never enacted, they reveal Republican priorities in a way that Mr. Romney up to now has avoided.

via The Romney-Ryan Plan for America – NYTimes.com.

NYT says Ryan-Romney have no interest in revealing damaging cuts in their draconian plan for America.

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Today’s Breaking News

Today’s breaking news notes Mitt Romney’s staying power, Red Tube’s banality and the low esteem in which aesthetics is held,  considers the current state of US online businesses and China, links to a post-automobile street action in Bristol and reprises an exegesis of Bob Dylan’s enjoyable song “I and I”. This is a feature I am trying out. If there is good response I will continue it.

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Of Red Tube and Other Web Excrescences

June 10, 2011
Annals of the Aesthetic
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EBay Continues to Try in China

June 10, 2011
Annals of Business
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Chalking it Up in Bristol

June 10, 2011
Annals of Facebook Grass Roots Revolution
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Parsing Bob’Dylan’s “I and I”

June 10, 2011
Annals of Great Music

 

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I Got 6000 Views Yesterday on A Post Google Did Not Even List

Maybe there is life without Google after all. The post below and several others of my most popular posts are not to be found on Google. But I will guess that THIS post will be found. Such is the bile Google directs at Associated Content/Yahoo Contributor Network. Google is right up there on my daily forgiveness list.

Trump Palin

April 10, 2011
Trump and Palin In A Bed of Bile – Quatrain by Stephen C. Rose. Finally Sarah Palin has found a compatible male with whom to share the intimacies of common bile. The bile is called Look At Moi! and is available only on TV.
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Google Is Bullying Associated Content Again

Update 4:09 PM –  Google persists in taking considerable work and arbitrarily denying it a Web presence. This is harm. It is wrong. It is unfair. I practice a daily routine in which I forgive all for all the wrongs they have done. It is my interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer that this is what it means to say forgive us as we forgive those who do us harm.  I do not relish giving much of my time to creating what I feel is decent content and having it relegated to a dustbin. If this was constant it would be one thing. But it inconsistent. Whimlike. Neronian. I will allow myself this little rant and get back to my routine. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.

Update 12:32 PM – Remarkable. Yahoo has been been bitten by the Google bully bug. The same pattern of listing I note in the update below is also present on Yahoo. With no original listing. This is getting interesting. Next stop Bing. 12:38 – The same thing. This post is the only way you would be aware of the offerings I have made today. My next step will be to repost all of items below via Ping.fm  – each with the proper destination. 12:53 – OK I have figured out the drill. The History Swinging Backwards post below is properly located now. With the this post in second place. The other posts are all slide shows. These are second-class citizens that no one gives much credence to, but they have been my most successful posts of all because they are, in my view, no less “weighty” in their way than prose posts. Google has recently been posting my slideshows. Today it has stopped doing so. I will wait and cogitate on what to do next.

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Update: 12:14 PM Thursday ET – This has to be the reductio ad absurdam. When I check to see of the titles below are indexed, the reference to this page pops up under each title. There can be no more obvious proof of Google’s apparent entrapment in its own world that it would make it possible for you to access my articles from where their titles and original links should be posted by searching there and then coming here and clicking on the direct links below. I have been on the Web a lot longer than Google has and this takes the cake.

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Google is at it again. In their apparently daily tweaking of their algorithm to ensure that the very best content shows up in their results, they have given no place to anything I have put up today. I am sure they are on Bing and Yahoo. So once again it is Google that taunts a competitor and stokes up the likelihood of an eventual regulatory initiative that will suggest that it is protesting a bit too much.

Unindexed thus far after a week during which indexing has been decent if not perfect.

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Lest We Forget — Romney Versus McCain

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Lest We Forget — Romney Versus McCain. Now that McCain’s campaign has played games with Bob Novak with untruths about McCain’s intent to name a nominee any minute, some attention has turned to the possibility that the lucky fellow (sic) might be Mitt Romney. To show you some of the reasons why compatibility may not be terribly copacetic, here are a few pleasant blasts from the past.

I suspect this line of GOP approach would further push Barack NOT to pick someone who is there because of a perceived deficiency. Better someone who thinks the same way and can succeed after eight years.

Romney Primary Ad

John McCain, an honorable man. But is he the right Republican for the future? McCain opposes repeal of the death tax, and voted against the Bush tax cuts twice. McCain pushed to let every illegal immigrant stay here permanently. Even voted to allow illegals to collect Social Security.

And Mitt Romney? Mitt Romney cut taxes and spending as governor. He opposes amnesty for illegals. Mitt Romney, John McCain. There is a difference. SOURCE

Back In West Virginia in February

Romney Statement on West Virginia, Accusing McCain of Back Room Deal

February 5th, 2008

Today, Romney for President Campaign Manager Beth Myers issued the following statement regarding the outcome of West Virginia’s Republican Party convention:

“Unfortunately, this is what Senator McCain’s inside Washington ways look like: he cut a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney’s campaign of conservative change.

“Governor Romney had enough respect for the Republican voters of West Virginia to make an appeal to them about the future of the party based on issues. This is why he led on today’s first ballot. Sadly, Senator McCain cut a Washington backroom deal in a way that once again underscores his legacy of working against Republicans who are interested in championing conservative policies and rebuilding the party.”

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Back and Forth in New Hampshire Last December

Romney also asked whether McCain “admits that he was wrong” about opposing President Bush’s tax cuts.

“I’m happy to talk about times I was wrong,” Romney told reporters at a ski lodge in the shadow of Pats Peak. “But I don’t recall Senator McCain saying he was wrong to say that all illegal aliens should be able to stay here permanently. Or to say he was wrong to vote against the Bush tax cuts. I think he was on both counts.”

Romney, however, once expressed ambivalence about Bush’s tax cuts and has taken a harder line on immigration.

McCain’s campaign responded with a statement highlighting a New Hampshire Union Leader editorial published yesterday that, like one printed in the Concord Monitor on Sunday, told voters they cannot trust Romney.

“I know something about tailspins, and it’s pretty clear Mitt Romney is in one,” McCain said in the statement. “It’s disappointing that he would launch desperate, flailing, and false attacks in an attempt to maintain relevance. As the Union Leader said today, New Hampshire voters just aren’t buying his act, and these latest attacks won’t help him.” SOURCE

Romney In Florida Scores Mccain On The Economy

“Instead of seeing if there’s a way of stimulating the economy, McCain-Lieberman would depress the economy. His plan calls for a new financial burden to be placed on people who are purchasing gasoline or for that matter natural gas to heat their homes or to cook in their homes. The energy information agency has said that his plan would cost America 300,000 jobs. In addition, people would pay, they estimate, approximately 50 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 20% more for their gas utility bill. That would depress the economy just at a time when we’re trying to stimulate the economy,” Romney continued, tearing into McCain on his understanding of the economy, “One of the challenges with having a president who in this case, we’re talking in this case, a presidential candidate, who says on repeated occasion that he doesn’t understand the economy terribly well is that he would suggest a policy that would actually depress the economy rather than stimulate it at the very time we need our economy to have a greater boost. “ SOURCE

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