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Do the Republicans really believe that the answer to all these problems will be provided by Mitt Romney?   When will some responsible Republicans realize that it is time for an "Intervention" gambit and find a rationale for disqualifying Mitt and handing the Presidential nomination to someone who has a better chance of not precipitating four years of mainstream media ridicule of the Commander-in-Chief as a bungling buffoon?

If Conservatives are strict constructionists who do not believe that the Founding Fathers would sanction the approval of the right to vote for anyone but male landowners, could they endorse a policy of using computer hacking to adjust vote totals to automatically purge some of the "ineligible" votes from the final results?

Whatever happened to the pundit who was kicked off a popular blog aggregator site for predicting, in the summer of 2010, that JEB would win the Presidency in 2012?   Did his posse direct prayers to St. Sithney asking to cure him?

The rumors that Oakland will be forced to accept Federal control of their police department percolated into the regional mainstream media this week.   On Tuesday, KCBS news radio featured Chronicle reporter Phil Matier predicting that move, and further predicting that it will mean that Oakland will be required to spend more on the Police Department.   If that happens during the current financial crisis, the money will be taken away from social programs, and that could cause a concomitant increase in crime which would then require even more increases in Police spending.

On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper ran a page one story by Matthai Kuruvila reporting that after laying-off some police officers, Oakland purchased "nearly" $2 million worth of hardware that either didn't work well or wasn't used at all.  

This week some news stories indicated that women are now entitled to free medical birth control advice.   How are the conservatives reacting to that?   Will they need some prayers offered on their behalf to St. Sithney?   Will Conservatives need a prescription for sedatives?

Marcus Moziah Garvey said:   "Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life."  

Now the disk jockey will play Noël Coward's song "Mad dogs and Englishmen," the song "Basket Case" (written by Warren Zevon and Carl Hiassen), and Andre Williams' new release titled: "I gotta get Shorty outta jail."   We have to go get our tickets to see both "Killer Joe" (over in S.F.) and "Never give a sucker an even break" at the Pacific Film Archive this weekend.   Have a "foaming at the mouth" type week.

[Using a photo of some San Francisco Bay Area slap art, by the graffiti artist called Broke, which echoes the conservative philosophy of "more work; less pay," seemed like an acceptable solution to the column illustration challenge for this week.]

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