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Theories for you to Disregard Completely (4.25.12): On Mitt Romney, Scott Walker, and ALEC

Lazy bastard problems: “Avengers Alliance” on Facebook distracts me from working on my blog and podcast, which distracts me from working on my actual job.

Have Mitt Romney and the RNC denounced Jon Lovitz yet?

As if the United Nations doesn’t do enough to piss us off (Agenda 21, putting itself above the Constitution, etc.), because of their conference in Brazil the UFC had to move the big Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch to Las Vegas. It’ll still be a sick fight, but having it in an outdoor soccer stadium in Rio gave it an Ali-Foreman vibe.

Actually, speaking of Romney, I thought this bit of his speech last night was a nice rebuttal to the Democrats carrying on about “fairness”: “This America is fundamentally fair. We will stop the unfairness of urban children being denied access to the good schools of their choice; we will stop the unfairness of politicians giving taxpayer money to their friends’ businesses; we will stop the unfairness of requiring union workers to contribute to politicians not of their choosing; we will stop the unfairness of government workers getting better pay and benefits than the taxpayers they serve; and we will stop the unfairness of one generation passing larger and larger debts on to the next.”

Just read an editorial from Gov. Scott Walker, highlighting all his reforms that pissed off public employee unions, yet benefited everyone else in the state of Wisconsin. Here’s what I don’t get. While I realize these are coming from the Gov., I’ve see similar articles where metrics are provided to show why he should be re-elected: he did x, and the state benefited y. Are there any metrics for the opposition? Or is the argument against “MIC CHECK,” “WE ARE THE 99%” and “HEY HEY, HO HO, ETC.?”

I’m only starting to pay attention to this ALEC P. Keaton schtuff now, but I’m sensing a familiar pattern here. Liberals are proactively organizing. Conservatives are reactively whining on Twitter. Now granted, the liberals are lying when they claim ALEC supports “voter suppression,” but none of these corporations are going to know this because they don’t care. All they know is that they’re getting a bunch of complaints and they want them to go away, it doesn’t matter what they’re about. And until we learn to organize like the liberals do and use their same tactics (re: boycotting Wonkette’s advertisers after they attacked Sarah Palin’s son), while the left collects scalps we’ll be here trying to convince people we’re never drinking soda or going out for fast food again.

This has to be the best trailer for Avengers they’ve put out YET…

Your song of the day is “Last One to Die” by Rancid

I owe it to the people.

End scene.


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