Don’t you just love Hump Days? Me neither, that’s why I try to make them tolerable for you….
Las Vegas — The Republicans took a Vegas Vacation, and it sure was an entertaining trip. I love to hear the issues debated and to listen to intelligent thought on our nation’s future, so obviously the Republican “Debate” in Las Vegas wasn’t ideal. What I did get was a night of Republicans not only reminding us how Obama is the worst President ever (for trying to ensure ALL Americans had health coverage, create clean energy, and for killing jobs by trying to create them) and reminding us that even though theyâ€™ll all be supporting one person up there in a few months, right now everyone but them is unqualified for the job.
One thing I found particularly hysterical is that every candidate tries to win the crowd by saying the Federal government should do less: stay of business, stay out of finance, stay out of state’s affairs, stay out of education, stay out of environmental regulations, stay out of your life….unless your gay. Basically their key to win office is saying they don’t think they personally are the best one to handle thoseÂ currentÂ decisions that need to be made, and they they actually want to do less.Â Can you imagine if you said that in an interview?
Anderson Cooper tried to keep the Crap at a minimum, but was definitely caught smiling on camera as the Republicans ate each other. He often reminded the candidates that they actually didn’t answer the question presented, and at one point Perry shot back to the “You ask the questions — I get to answer like I want to.” Standard.
The Big winners were easily Mitt Romney and Herman Cain who at least survived the Mute test: if you muted, the TV, they were the only ones who appeared Presidential throughout the night. When you turn the Mute off that the image is killed….(read moreÂ here)
As for my complete Debate impressions, here’s a recap in today’sÂ The Ryno Reports
Was I the only one wishing this was in Royal Rumble format?Â
People like Herman Cain because he spends less time bickering about people’s records (because he has no governmental record of his own to debate) and instead puts out plans and thoughts for the future. Sure he spews Obama hate, but that’s par for the GOP course. Right now it’sÂ Herman Cain’sÂ 9-9-9 PlanÂ that has caught everyone’s attention because it makes sense. It doesn’t make sense in that its a good plan, but only in the sense that people can remember easy numbers in threes.
The simple numbers also mean that its kind of easy to figure out what people will pay, and recent studies (and fellow Republicans) say Â the 9-9-9 plan will actually raise taxes on 84% of Americans. According to the study by the Tax Policy Center:
Households making between $10,000 and $20,000 seeing their taxes increase by nearly 950 percent…Households with the highest incomes, however, would get big tax cuts. Those making more than $1 million a year would see their taxes cut nearly in half, on average….Among those in the middle, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 would see their taxes increase by an average of $4,400…Those making between $50,000 and $75,000 would see their annual tax bill go up by an average of $4,326.
Uh-Oh. So everyone else’s taxes go up, but the rich see their taxes go down. I can’t imagine that’s going to be popular.Â Herm needs to realize that you still need a majority to win an election.
Maybe you didn’t know, but some people out there don’t like Jews. Sure we’re annoying and send back our food at restaurants, and our women stop giving BJs midway through the relationship, but the antisemticism rearing its ugly head at Occupy protests is pretty ridiculous.
The Jew-hate has come in the forms of signs and chants, and the most common theme is that Jews run the banking system and the banking industry to blame for the current economic situation. Ergo the Jews must be taken down ASAP.
In his Real Sports closing, Bryant Gumble does some serious “calling out” of NBAÂ Commissioner David Stern. I’m thinking the implied Slavery/overseer comments are going to piss off a few peeps.
You Don’t Say
According toÂ DailyMail, 78% of women polled blame someone or something else when they get in a car accident. 19% blamed their own car, and 31% blamed something else altogether, be it the other driver or car. Bottom line, out of 2000 people polled, onlyÂ 2 out of 10 women can admit a car accident was their fault.
This video taken from the Association of Science Technology Centers is pretty damn cool. Here scientists from Tel-Aviv University demonstrate superconductors and quantum levitation. The practical uses of such a technology are easy to imagine, particularly in transportation.
California — Harry Belafonte was caught taking a little nap. Normally that’s not a big story, but Harry was passed out as Bakersfield’s 29 Eyewitness News cut to him for an interview. It doesn’t matter how old classic you are, you’re never too old to be made a moron all over YouTube.