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Smoke signals, seen Monday in Richmond CA, send the message:   "Higher gasoline prices soon come."

The Democrats have shown very little inclination to indulge in the delight of the misery of others (Schadenfreude) but they may soon grant themselves a dispensation if current trend in polling results force the Republicans into choosing between letting Mitt Romney precipitate some Custer style massacre election results this fall or the use of some nefarious parliamentary procedures to deny Romney the nomination.  

A month from today, the Presidential Campaign season will be underway and that means it may be too late for the Republicans to start brandishing a threat to impeach Harry Reid for his assertions about Mitt's shutout record against the taxman.   When a Democratic politician is suspected of telling a fib, impeachment has to be considered to uphold the integrity of the American people, but if a Republican President sends his country into war because "he didn't know" what he was talking about when he used possibility that WMD's might exist to prove that war was inevitable, well then . . . give the guy a break because he meant well.  

Only partisan Democrats think there is an inconsistency with giving Dubya a pass on his verbal gaff and then pushing for impeachment of both the "I did not have sex with that woman" guy and the "I'll use Senator McCarthy approach to attack Mitt Romney's tax forms" guy.  

Once American journalists have printed the assertion "Harry Reid is lying" and Reid's "No, I'm not" response, haven't they fulfilled their obligation to provide the American people with fair and balanced coverage of the dispute?   Isn't providing any additional germane material tantamount to partisan punditry which will only serve to politicize the Presidential Campaign process?

During the week, the media carried stories reporting that polls showed that President Obama was ahead of the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in the crucial swing states.   Could the large number of Republicans who were urging Mitt to release his tax forms be used to jump to the conclusion that there is a disconcerting level of concern about Mitt's appeal to the voters (and the concomitant "coattails effect") that is causing some buyers' remorse before the Republican Convention has been gaveled to order?  

Gort 42, a Pennsylvania based political blogger, was offering the phrase "swift yachting" to describe the tidal wave of concern about Mitt Romney's tax returns and his cavalier rich playboy image.   Are Republicans afraid that the image of an indolent wastrel might not be a draw for hard working tax paying American voters?   Couldn't they market him as a Reggie Van Gleason surrogate candidate?

On Wednesday August 8, 2012, the World's Laziest Journalist bought a bargain used copy of Ferdinand Lundberg's 1968 book "The Rich and the Super-rich: A Study in the Power of Money Today," which asserts that the rich often use the concept of a Foundation to establish the image that most wealthy Americans are actually philanthropists.  

On that same day, we found that a writer on the Daily Kos website was posting material hinting that the tax records of the Tyler Charitable Foundation and the Romney Foundation might provide the curious with valuable clues and insights into the financial secrets that Mitt deems too personal to release.

On Monday, August 6, smoke signals in San Francisco's East Bay area were seen in the evening and according to some experts the message being sent out to all Americans was:   "Higher gasoline prices soon come."   Won't higher gasoline prices mean more jobs, less taxes, and general euphoria in the various oil company boardrooms throughout the world?

Earlier that same day, Uncle Rushbo was warning his listeners that the tree huggers were about to politicize Football.   According to America's anchor man, the liberals would use statistics (provided by the same scientists who have "proved" that global warming exists?) about brain concussions to outlaw that particular sport.  

To make the issue even more alarming, Uncle Rushbo indicated that the team owners, who are mostly Anglo Saxons, were not the same ethnic group as were the players who were being injured.   That, he indicated, would only serve to goad the goody-two-shoes citizens into injecting race into the issue, and that, in turn, would only cause an increase in the level of fanatical emotional commitment for the activists trying to "get 'er done" and eliminate a native American sport from the pop culture scene.

Did we hear him correctly?   Did Uncle Rushbo say on Monday's program, that some scientists believe that brain concussions can trigger an inclination towards child molestation?   Do seminaries have football teams?   Football is to firmly ingrained in American culture to be eliminate so that makes a potential threat to do so another perfect wedge issue.

Speaking of wedge issues, what are the chances of getting some new gun control legislation passed before this fall's elections?

About the only development that could further exacerbate the level of rancor for this year's political process would occur if some wealthy philanthropist, with extensive computer hacking resources, were to use illegal and immoral methods of obtaining copies of Mitt Romney's disputed tax returns and then surreptitiously provide copies to Julian Assange's posse to post for all the world to see.

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)
 
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