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Hump Day Report: Who’s A Wimp?

ALOHA, ALL!!  You’ve no doubt heard about or seen the Newsweek cover claiming Romney has a “wimp factor” problem.  Well, I think it’s fair to call someone a wimp on the cover of a national rag OOPS! publication.  In fact, here are some future covers that Newsweek may want to consider 

I like the more appropriate spelling of the publication on this one:

So what gives Newsweek the basis for calling Romney a wimp?  I guess just…well…because.  But if you want to see a champion, gold-medal-worthy wimp, look no further than Dirty Harry Reid.  This guy is in a different league!  He now claims to have an anonymous source telling him that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years:  Romney Is Guilty Of My Evidence-Free Accusations Until He Proves Himself Innocent  Bravo, wimp extraordinaire!!!!!  What’s next, calling Romney a felon?  Oh yeah, that already happened.  Anyhow, Harry, we’ll always remember this classic speech from you:  

Gee – I wonder what Harry Reid’s Senate will do?  House Extends All Bush-Era Tax Rates  “With lawmakers about to leave Washington for a five-week recess, the House action amounts to little more than a campaign message. Both parties have jumped headfirst into the tax debate, a confidence reflected in the political votes the Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-led House have taken in consecutive weeks.”

Meanwhile:  Has Any Administration Policy NOT Killed Jobs Lately?  “Reid is a major driver of these tax increases and job-killing policies. He has abused his authority as majority leader to block the minority party from the opportunity to offer amendments more than 60 times, more than all of his predecessors combined.”  TODAY’S JOBS REPORT:  The unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, 12.8 million Americans are out of work, and 5.2 million have been out of work for at least a half a year.  NOTE:  the real unemployment rate – including unemployed and underemployed – is now 15%.

Definitely not a wimp!  America’s Jewish Gymnastics Star Clinches Gold To The Tune Of ‘Hava Nagila’   “Watching a strong, beautiful Jewish woman finish her last tumbling pass, triumphant, as the whole stadium clapped along to a Hebrew folk song of celebration was a great moment— a moving, joyous contrast to Munich and an example of the kind of cultural tribute that’s unstoppable in free people, no matter what the IOC says.”  Take that, IOC!  BTW…Aly was the one who was actually singing the National Anthem as the Stars and Stripes were raised!  And how about that Gabby Douglas????  USA!  USA!

Of course, the IRS will get its share of those Olympic medals (Shaka to George for the link).  Win A Medal, Pay The Price  “That prize money is taxed at a rate of as much as 35 percent, Americans for Tax Reform calculated. On top of that, the medals themselves are taxed: You only have to fork over $2 to the IRS for the privilege of keeping your bronze medal, but carve off $236 worth from that gold medal.”  Marco Rubio thinks this is wrong:  Rubio Introduces Bill To Eliminate Olympic Medal Tax  “Rubio’s Olympic Tax Elimination Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike taxes on American athletes’ Olympic medals and prize money. The law would retroactively apply to Olympic winnings after December 31, 2011.”

We Ate Mor Chikin!!  Chick-fil-A Americans Give Big Government The Bird  “Millions of Americans across the country lined up for hours to buy chicken sandwiches — and take a stand for free speech. That’s a de facto demonstration, from a public fed up with overweening big government.”  I got emails from many of you across the country about how the crowds were phenomenal!  I especially like this story from HDR reader Steve:  Ted Cruz Serves Chick-fil-A At Victory party   Read more about Ted Cruz here:  Tea Party Staying Power – The Ted Cruz Victory  He’s a rising star!  I saw him speak in Hawaii once – great guy!

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It’s Friday – time for NewsBusted!!  

Final Thought:  “Freedom isn’t for wimps.” Neal Boortz



Hump Day Report: Going For The Gold With A Left Jab

This is what a British hospital looks like????? Nah – I doubt there are that many nurses.

ALOHA, ALL!!  The Olympics are in full swing.  A time when athletes from around the world compete in numerous sports against the best competitors in existence.  It’s a time to cheer for your home country and to put politics aside.  What’s that you say?  Politics?  It turns out this year the powers-that-be who are in charge of the London games decided to take advantage of the huge audience watching the opening ceremonies.  And they put in a plug for their wonderful, marvelous National Health Service.  Frankly, it was bizarre:  Americans Left Baffled By Tribute To NHS  But thinking about it now, it was interesting how the kids all snug in their tidy little hospital beds were plagued with dreams of demons.  And it took a private enterprising figure (Mary Poppins) to rescue them.  Those demons are headed to our shores:  ObamaCare’s 7 Tax Hikes On Under $250,000-A-Year Earners  and 83% Of Doctors Have Considered Quitting Over Obamacare  But I don’t think Mary Poppins can help us.  We need Mitt Romney and we need GOP control of both Houses of Congress!

The “You Didn’t Build That” meme, Olympic version. Image

And this 😉 (Shaka to Cindy):  The International Olympic Committee announced today that it has taken back the gold medal previously awarded to American skier Lindsey Vonn and given it to U.S. President Barack Obama. Olympic officials said Obama deserved the medal more than Vonn because no one has ever gone downhill faster than he has.

Looks like Queen Michelle wasn’t going to be outdone by real royals.  Michelle Obama Sports $6800 Jacket To London Soiree  “The jacket cost more than the average American family makes in a month ($4,284).  And, she does this as Americans continue to suffer through a deep recession and record unemployment.  Michelle feels your pain.”

Romney broo-ha-ha overblown.  It’s No ‘Gaffe’ – Romney Knows How To Fix A Ruined Olympics  “He deferred his own salary, froze everyone else’s and cut free lunches for board members, making them buy their own pizza. And he forced International Olympic Committee members, who’d been lavished with bribes earlier, to stay in modest hotels.”  Ah….no wonder they went after him!

And maybe Romney was right.  Empty Seats Have Organizers Scrambling, Giving Away Tickets  “Following the embarrassing images of unfilled seats, a resale system was introduced over the weekend whereby people leaving an event early can return tickets that can later be sold to people already in the Olympic Park. On Saturday, nearly 300 tickets for handball were recycled this way.”  Hmmm….I don’t remember having this problem at the Salt Lake City games – that Romney ran – right after 9/11.  Just sayin’.

Meanwhile, in Israel…..


In Other News:

Alert the media!  Pelosi:  Obama Has Been To Israel ‘Over and Over Again’  “Contrary to Pelosi’s apparent claim, President Obama hasn’t been to Israel over and over again. He’s never been as president, which is certainly what Pelosi implied.”  This woman is a laughing stock!

Knock me over with a feather.  Colorado Shooter ID’d As Part Of Occupy New York  “A photo from October 2011 has now surfaced of an Occupy New York protester being carried away by police that appears to be James Holmes. A private investigator from Kellerman Investigations has named the protester in this photo as being Holmes, and a website called Godlike Productions has a post where facial recognition software was used, comparing the photo from 2011 with Holmes’ “Joker” photo posted days before the massacre on his “Adult Friend” profile.”

GOOD news!  Obama Blamed For Failure Of International Arms Trade Treaty  “The United Nations indefinitely suspended action on an international arms trade treaty Friday after the United States and several other countries asked for more time.”  Good news on two count:  1) the treaty is suspended (for now) and 2) Barry gets blamed.

ICYMI (and I know you did since it was never reported until now).  Obama Cancelled bin Laden Kill Raid 3 Times At Jarrett’s Urging  “In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him to hold off each time, according to the book.”

Final Thought:  “I was going to Utah to run the Olympics. Ann and I felt it was the right thing to do. We felt it brought greater meaning to what we had already done. I wanted to serve the community, not run for office.” Source: Turnaround, by Mitt Romney, p. 19-20 Aug 25, 2004


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