Über Mitt!

Mitt Romney gets asked what time it is and responds with a stilted history of watch-making through the ages…

Good grief, I didn’t even know there was yet another Republican “debate” on the TV machine tonight. Guess I’ll have to view it online now to see if John King followed up by asking WHY Romney’s father was born in Mexico… Also, how could he run for president back in 1967 if he wasn’t born in the USA? But never mind, that would be sidetracking…

What was the original question? Something to do with disclosing tax returns, I believe. Curious that it ended up with a feeble affirmation of everyone being “One Nation Under God”… Sheesh, it must have taken some mind-bending logic to connect those two things!

Down & Dirty

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…

This isn’t the first time that Newt’s embittered second wife has emerged in the media to seek revenge for being cheated on and dumped for another woman, although it will most certainly be the last and most decisively inopportune. Karma is such a bitch.

God Withdraws Support for Perry

Following a series of hapless debate performances and a campaign trail littered with innumerable (albeit hilarious) gaffes that left him woefully polling in the range of his presumed IQ, Texas Governor Rick Perry decided today to pull the plug on his doomed bid to be the next Leader of the Free World.

Seeing as Perry made no secret of his belief that God had signalled support for his White House bid, should we now deduce that The Almighty Creator of the Universe was just messing with the Texas Governor?

Colbert v. Citizens United

More fun with SuperPacs from the team of Stephen Colbert and his friend/business partner Jon Stewart (with whom he’s definitely not co-ordinating!).

Because he’s not on the ballot in South Carolina and that state’s GOP doesn’t allow write-ins, the latest TV ad from the Americans for a Better America Tomorrow, Tomorrow SuperPac, Republican primary voters are encouraged to express their support for Stephen Colbert by casting a stealth vote for ex-candidate Herman Cain (who dropped out of the race several weeks ago, but remains on the ballot).

It’s great fun watching Colbert slip a turd into the box lunch of the Republican primary contest. Obviously he won’t “win” the SC primary, but I’m pretty sure he’s got another Peabody Award in the bag.

No Debate… So What?

Rick Mercer rants against the erosion of public debate under the Harper Government® concerning various issues of the day and its paternalistic “My house, my rules” approach to unilaterally enacting decisions…

Um, sorry, but isn’t this semi-dictatorial kind of behaviour the nature of majority governments in parliament and, truth be told, part of the reason we elect them to effectively function as such in the first place? If anything, the virtual autocracy we temporarily grant to our leaders for several years at a time seems to be a feature, not a bug, of our system.

The “Joy” of Snow

Awhhhhhh, it’s so cute when the folks on the West Coast get a magical touch of snow in the middle of winter and the temperature plunges to a frigid -8 C or whatever…

I suspect the sledding frolickers and wonderstruck foreigners visiting from even warmer climes might be somewhat less thrilled at venturing outdoors when the temperature is –40 C and snow has already been a fixture on the ground for the last three months.