Archive for the ‘Paul Ryan’ Category

Joe Biden: America’s crazy uncle

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Suzette blames the Botox,

while Roger Kimball says it was “an extra dose of Geritol.”

Whatever it was, it was creepy,

Who won?

And I think women in particular will be sympathetic toward Ryan. They’ve all had to deal with boorish men who don’t respect them. That’s how Biden came off. Oh yeah.

And, an afterthought,
If you watched the debate with the sound turned off, who looks like POTUS material? Who looks deranged? No wonder Biden “created this disturbing atmosphere of anxiety.”

UPDATE,
At church dinners, I’ve sat a table away from that guy a hundred times. He’s the guy everyone wants to get away from.”


How to avoid lipstick on your teeth, & other links

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Looking at the important issues:

FASHION
How to Avoid Condi Rice Lipstick on Teeth’

Paul Ryan said he ran a marathon under 3 hours 20 years ago, and Joyner’s readers are apoplectic. So… I’m supposed to give a damn about guys bragging over their workouts. In other topics, whatever happened to that lawsuit over Fast & Furious? Or is that a distraction?

UPDATE: iOwnTheWorld has the right response,

Paul Ryan was on the Hugh Hewitt radio show and mentioned that he once ran a sub-3 hour marathon. That’s an elite amateur time. So THIS, THIS, is what perks up journalists out of their 4 year long slumber.

Ryan’s claim turned out to be off by an hour. That’s a lot. That’s something one should have gotten right. So today, Ryan made a statement saying that “he misspoke.” Yada. That his brother actually has the best time in the family and it isn’t sub- 3 hours. Yada. Yada.

NO! NO!

That is NOT the way to respond to this.

This is how:

Ryan Spokesman:

Sooooooo. It took you this long to fall into our little trap? Of course he never ran a sub-3 hour marathon. You’ve proven that you have the ability to dig when you want to, and we want that same standard applied to the other side of the ticket.

Where are the Obama college records? Obama doesn’t even have to lie about how he got straight A’s and is the smartest man in the history of the presidency – you guys do that for him.

We’re running against Joe Biden, a guy that has in the past made dubious claims about everything from his intellect to his family history. We anticipate that he will be doing the same in the upcoming debate. We just wanted to make sure that journalism wasn’t dead. Now that this has been established let’s see if it is only dead when it comes to going after the left.

Thank you.

Otherwise, we’re looking at the start of the Palinization of Paul Ryan.
Sent by a reader, from 2008, Why Biden’s plagiarism shouldn’t be forgotten. Marathon fibs ought to keep a man from being VP? Plagiarism didn’t.

POLITICS
Who do you want to be your daughter’s role model?

Obama speech to soldiers met with silence

Obama follows Romney to Louisiana (Romney went yesterday, Obama’s going on Monday), after discussing Isaac over the phone while flying back from a rally.

Vanished!… Islamic Jumah Disappears From Official DNC Schedule. It’s not vanished, it’s sitting on a chair!

ECONOMICS
World Hyperinflations

INTERNATIONAL
Hugo Chavez is sending Cuba 100,000 bb of oil daily, and extra cash (to the tune of $1billion on the last quarter of 2011), supposedly to pay for all those Cuban doctors in Venezuela. Yeah, right, to pay for doctors.

It’s Labor Day weekend, so keep your lipstick off you teeth and have a great time.


Meanwhile, over at Gawker…

Friday, August 24th, 2012

… they came up with a worthless report on the “Bain Files”, which Dan Primack had already studied,

Let me save you some time: There is nothing in there that will inform your opinion of Mitt Romney.

How do I know? Because I saw many of the exact same documents months ago, after requesting them from a Bain Capital investor. What I quickly learned was that there was little of interest, except perhaps for private equity geeks who want to know exactly how much Bain paid for a particular company back in 2006. Sure I would have loved the pageviews, but not at the expense of tricking readers into clicking on something of so little value.

Let’s go over what Gawker believes it found:

“Mitt Romney’s $250 million fortune is largely a black hole: Aside from the meager and vague disclosures he has filed under federal and Massachusetts laws, and the two years of partial tax returns (one filed and another provisional) he has released, there is almost no data on precisely what his vast holdings consist of, or what vehicles he has used to escape taxes on his income.”

There actually is plenty of data on Romney’s Bain-related holdings. For example, Bain’s own website lists most of its active private equity portfolio companies. Then there are third-party databases operated by such organizations as Dow Jones, Thomson Reuters and CapitalIQ — each one of which includes searchable lists of past Bain Capital deals (often with detailed financial information). And, finally, Bain isn’t really in the business of doing tiny purchases of unknown family businesses. When it buys something, there is almost always a press release and/or media coverage. Perhaps Gawker hasn’t yet discovered the magic of Lexis-Nexis. Maybe it should sign up for the daily Term Sheet email.

“Today, we are publishing more than 950 pages of internal audits, financial statements, and private investor letters for 21 cryptically named entities in which Romney had invested… Many of them are offshore funds based in the Cayman Islands.”

I get it. “Cayman Islands” is supposed to be code for tax avoidance or shady dealings. But the reality is that most private equity firms form Cayman-domiciled funds to accommodate investors based outside of the United States (particularly when those funds also are making some non-U.S. investments). One private equity fund formation attorney I spoke with says that the Caymans structure usually doesn’t have real tax benefit for the non-U.S. investors, but that they nonetheless feel more comfortable. He added that, for most U.S. private equity executives, the Cayman structure has little to zero impact in terms of personal taxes.

Primack has a lot more on “the Bain Files”, but Roger L. Simon looked at Gawker and the Caiman Islands,
Owner of Liberal Outlet Attacking Romney for “Cayman Islands” Accounts Based in… Cayman Islands.

Say again?

Gawker Media has been going through a big corporate revamp over the past year or so. The ultimate parent company has never been in the U.S.: it used to be Blogwire in Hungary, but now Blogwire Hungary has become a subsidiary of a Cayman Islands entity called Gawker Media Group Inc, which also owns various U.S. operations like Gawker Media LLC, Gawker Entertainment LLC, Gawker Technology LLC, and Gawker Sales LLC.

If the above link doesn’t work, try the cache, via Rusty Weiss, who has more,

Then there’s this little tidbit of information; something regarding obscene profits, untaxed revenue, and side-stepping the IRS…

The Hungarian companies get all of Gawker’s international income, which flows in from 13 different salespeople in ten different countries and which, since it’s international income flowing to a Hungarian company owned by a Cayman Islands parent, is basically pure profit which never comes close to being taxed in the U.S. The result is a company where 130 U.S. employees eat up the lion’s share of the U.S. revenues, resulting in little if any taxable income, while the international income, the franchise value of the brands, and the value of the technology all stays permanently overseas, untouched by the IRS.

As Rusty says, “This is weapons-grade hypocrisy…” but what else can you expect?

Related:
Mitt Romney: What I Learned at Bain Capital
My business experience taught me how to help companies grow—and what to do when trouble arises. When you see a problem, run toward it before the problem gets worse
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Paul Ryan was on Kudlow


President Obama turned down a chance to have Timothy Cardinal Dolan deliver a prayer at the Democratic National Convention after Dolan told Democrats he would be “grateful” to deliver a blessing in Charlotte.

Barack Obama asks eurozone to keep Greece in until after election day
US officials are worried that if Greece exits the eurozone, it will damage President’s election hopes
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Obama doesn’t know his Navy from his Army or Marinesthe Daily Mail shows that Biden ‘s “gaffes” aren’t the only ones.

The Dems may try to run their convention agenda on Todd Aiken,

an issue that registers at less than 1 percent in Gallup’s poll asking about voters’ most important issues

while Anderson Cooper obliterates DNC Chair over her lies about Romney’s stance on abortion. The Right Scoop has the video. And, Oops — Looks Like That Pro-Obama Joe Soptic Ad Backfired.

Romney, however, is running on the economy, and is committed to making America energy independent by 2020. You can read his white paper below the fold,
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And now, Paul Ryan, shirtless in a swimsuit!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Unwaxed, and in living color,

Yeah babee!!

UPDATE:
Biden vs Ryan.

Paul Ryan shirtless!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012


Althouse ponders the happy thought of a shirtless VP this morning, and who am I to object to any traffic a google search may bring?

Particularly when you, too, can purchase Paul’s P90X workout, gear, and health drink on Amazon through my links and earn me a modest commission, which Lord knows I can use!

Yes, you ought to read up on the truth about Ryan’s Medicare reform plan

1. No one over the age of 55 would be affected in any way.

2. Traditional Medicare fee-for-service would remain available for all. “Premium support”—that is, government funding of private insurance plans chosen by individuals—is an option for those who choose it. No senior would be forced out of the traditional Medicare program against his will.

3. Overall funding for Medicare under the Ryan-Wyden plan is scheduled to grow at the same rate as under President Obama’s proposals. Is this “gutting Medicare” and “ending Medicare as we know it”? In reality, it’s the market giving seniors cheaper, higher quality choices they can take if they wish, with the traditional program remaining an option.

But woman does not live by [entitlement] bread alone.

And yet another important asset,

Research shows a widow’s peak is a plus in politics.

Once you get the shirt off Ryan’s back, and he’s showing his hopefully unwaxed pecs, will you notice his widow’s peak, too?

UPDATE
Linked by Moe Lane. Thanks!

Oh! Shirtless Tebow!

Linked by Midnight Blue. Thanks!

Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan’s 60 Minutes Interview VIDEO #RomneyRyan2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

It’s #RomneyRyan2012

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Flashback:

And so, when you take a look at this, it’s really deeper than the deficits or the budget gimmicks or the actuarial analysis. There really is a difference between us.

And we’ve been talking about how much we agree on different issues, but there really is a difference between us. And it’s basically this. We don’t think the government should be in control of all of this. We want people to be in control. And that, at the end of the day, is the big difference.

Transcript here.

Can’t wait to watch the Ryan-Biden debate!

UPDATE:
Linked by Bits Blog. Thanks!