My House is as Big as the Living Room in Mitt Romney’s California Beach House

Per the Washington Post, this is the floor plan of the new house Mitt and Ann Romney are building in La Jolla, California.  You know, the one with the car elevator:

Romney house via wapo 1-28-15

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How does our 1,150 sq. ft., three bedroom, 1-1/2 bath house compare?  Here it is in blue, superimposed over the plans above.  Slide that blue square over to the right, into the living room of Mitt and Ann’s place, and it just about fits.  It might even be a tad smaller.

My house compared to Romneys via WaPo 1028-15

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Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not complaining.  No way.  We love our house and we feel lucky given the space we have.  So many people around the world live in much smaller places.  Much, much smaller.

My point here is that the ol’ Mittster’s thinking about running for president in 2016 as an anti-poverty/income disparity guy.  You know, as if he suddenly cares about the 47% he spat on the last time around.

Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think a man who’s building an 11,000 square foot home (one of many) can even begin to relate to someone like me whose whole house would fit in his living room.

January 28, 2015 at 7:09 PM Leave a comment

Remember When John Boehner Was Screaming About Creating Jobs?

Republican Dinasour

For most of the last six years, the Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, has been screaming (while looking sideways at President Obama) about the need to CREATE JOBS!  WHAT WE NEED IS JOBS (here, here)!

Okay, so Republicans control both the House and the Senate now so they’re getting on with creating those jobs right?  Not exactly:

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA):

Week one, we had a Speaker election that didn’t go as well as a lot of us would have liked. Week two, we spent a lot of time talking about deporting children, a conversation a lot of us didn’t want to have. Week three, we’re debating reportable rape and incest — again, not an issue a lot of us wanted to have a conversation about. I just can’t wait for week four.




January 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM Leave a comment

This, From a Guy Who Thinks He’s Qualified to Be President

Your?  Yo, Bobby, it’s you’re, as in you are.  Look it up.  Not only that, here in the U.S. we put the period inside the quotation marks.

Bobby Jindal "Your"

January 20, 2015 at 7:50 PM Leave a comment

Mike Huckabee Responds to the State of the Union Address

President Obama’s State of the Union address begins at 9:00 p.m. EDT.  I’m posting this press release from Mike Huckabee’s office at 7:20 p.m. EDT, a little under two hours before the speech begins.

And Huckabee thinks he’s presidential material?  What a fool.


January 20, 2015 at 6:20 PM Leave a comment

22% of Americans Are Paying Off an Old Medical Bill

The New York Times sent this graph out today under the headline:  Financial Distress Connected to Medical Bills Shows a Decline, the First in Years.  Thankfully the percentage is down from 2010 and 2012 but it’s still appalling and nothing to cheer about.  If the U.S. had universal healthcare, 22% of Americans wouldn’t be under this kind of stress.  (Oh, and don’t forget: The population of the United States is 316 million so we’re talking a lot of people here.)

NYT Medical stress

(Image via the New York Times)



January 18, 2015 at 6:27 PM Leave a comment

Question Authority

Question Authority via Justice Don willett on Twitter

(Image via JusticeWillett on Twitter)

You go bird!


January 18, 2015 at 5:51 PM 1 comment

Mitt’s Gonna Love This

Wow.  Check this out.   The Mittster’s gonna love it but look at Christie’s numbers.  Shazam:

POll via

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This is going to add fuel to Mitt’s fire but I agree with his “friends” who are telling him (1) he’s had his chance and wondering (2) how in the world he’s going to be different in a 2016 run than he was the last two times?

I saw footage of him giving a speech at a GOP meeting in San Diego last night and he looked as wooden as ever.

But, again, also striking are Christie’s numbers.  3%.  Wow.  He’s fallen off the planet.  It couldn’t happen to a more thoroughly corrupt guy.

January 17, 2015 at 3:38 PM Leave a comment

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