Mitt thinks assaulting gays is just a matter of fun and hijinks???
Mitt Gets Worse video via Salon.com
If people are not outraged consider if this were Romney and his thugs assaulting a Black or Hispanic American or an Evangelical Christian or someone because they are Jewish ???
Jumping someone and then pinning them down and cutting their hair is assault and not just a funny story. Romney was lucky he wasn't arrested and charged for such a cruel unwarranted attack.
Yes, Mitt gets worse Romney's chuckling non-apology for his prep school bullying shows his entitlement and lack of empathy
BY JOAN WALSH at Salon,May 11,2012
The right wing is now trying to accuse Washington Post reporter Jason Horowitz of an oppo-research operation, but his meticulously reported and well-sourced story of Romney’s prep-school bullying, including two cases involving gay classmates, won’t be destroyed by the noise machine.
What’s giving the story legs isn’t merely the homophobic hair-cutting episode, which a lawyer friend of Romney’s termed “assault and battery,” not “hijinks.” It’s Romney’s callous reaction. His campaign first tried to shrug off the story with an insincere non-apology, but when the details of Horowitz’s tale got people’s attention – the “terrified” classmate John Lauber “with tears in his eyes” as Romney chopped off his hair with a scissor; the callow preppie leading a sight-impaired teacher into a set of closed doors – the candidate made his own statement. And what a statement it was.
After Fox’s Brian Kilmeade shared the Lauber story, Romney actually chuckled, and said:
You know, I don’t, I don’t remember that incident. I’ll tell you, I certainly don’t believe that I or – I can’t speak for others – thought the fellow was homosexual. That was the furthest thing from our minds in the 1960s.
You really have to listen to it to hear that the callow preppie hasn’t changed much in 50 years. As I noted yesterday, it’s rather brazen to say he doesn’t “remember that incident,” but to immediately volunteer that he didn’t think “the fellow was homosexual.” How could Lauber’s being gay have anything to do with an incident he says he doesn’t remember?
The other way his answer hurts him is that it seems to have riled up the friends who told Horowitz the story. After 50 years, they all confessed that the incident made them feel guilty, but Romney says he doesn’t remember it?
Rachell Maddow Romney's (Anti-)Gayest Week
The neo-Conservative and uberconservative and neo-liberal vision is to sell off all public lands and assets to make these assets more profitable. It will also allow those who are in power to once they are out of office to make money themselves off of these assets. So these opportunists would sell off Yellow Stone Park and the Grand Canyon and allow private owners to do what they wish in order to make money. So Casinos hotels etc. could be built right beside or even in the Grand Canyon or beside Old Faithful.
Rachel Maddow: The plundering of Pontiac, Michigan
Emergency city manager sells off stadium and then goes into business with the person who bought the stadium for half a million that is at a reduction in price of 99%. A real steal American political corruption at its worst or best???
For more on these and other stories I am following see:
Ayn Rand or Jesus Christ? Conservatives Can't Have It Both Ways by Mike Lux at Huffington Post via Alternet.org ,May 1,2012
Dozens of Police Evict Georgia Family at Gunpoint at 3am by Steven Rosenfeld Alternet.org, May 5, 2012
American Atrocities: Not Who We Are? Really?
So Then Who in the Hell Are We? By Dan DeWalt at "ThisCantbehappening!" via Information Clearing House, May 7,2012
Every President is a War President Politics protects the garrison state by Steve Chapman at Chicago Tribune via Information Clearing House, May 7, 2012
Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders by Glen Ford via Black Agenda Report at Alternet.org, April29, 2012
Will a Militarized Police Force Facing Occupy Wall Street Lead to Another Kent State Massacre? by Steven Rosenfeld at Alternet.org, May 3, 2012
Activists Occupy the Justice Department to Demand an End to Racist Mass Incarceration 02 May 2012 By Rania Khalek, Truthout | Report
New Poll: 3/4 of Americans Want Alternative Penalties for Marijuana -- So Why is the Gov't Still Leading a War on Pot? by kristen Gwynne at Alternet.org, April 27,2012
FBI Wants to Force Internet Companies to Make Their Sites Surveillance-Ready by Adrian Covert at Gizmodo, May 4,2012
Report on College Protest Crackdown Urges Changes for Police By Doug Oakley, McClatchy Newspapers | Report May 6,2012
Heartland Institute Compares Climate Science Believers and Reporters to Mass 'Murderers And Madmen' via Alternet.org
60 Minutes Producer: "The Nazis Did A Lot Of This" by Andrew Sullivan at The Dish via The Daily Beast April 30, 2012
The People’s Bishop by Chris hedges viaTruth Dig.com, May 7, 2012
Mitt Romney Won’t Disavow Supporter Ted Nugent’s Violent Rhetoric at People For The American Way April 18,2012
Romney and Bork, a Dangerous Team: People For the American Way Campaign Exposes Romney’s Embrace of Judicial ExtremismPeople For The American Way,April 19,2012
Allen West, the Manchurian Candidate?
Submitted by Brian Tashman Would it really make it easier for you if we settle on just one number?, Aprl 11, 2012
Maddow: Tea Party backlash could hurt GOP in November By David Ferguson , Raw Story.com, April 18, 2012