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Election 2012 – one negative reaction and one positive reaction

Published 07/11/2012 by crimsonghad

Obama wins!!!!!

Suffice to say that @KristenNeel_ was not a fan of the Obama victory. And by the way Australia has a Prime Minister…who is a woman…and not religious. But hey, 0/3 isn’t bad.


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…And the postive reaction is this incredible article from David Simon. It is mindblowingly good and you MUST read it. I insist.


I am a heterosexual male and I freely admit: I LOVE DAVID SIMON


Presidential Debate 2 – Review in buzzwords

Published 18/10/2012 by crimsonghad

Mitt Romney                               Barack Obama

I know what it takes                                  Romney is a LIAR [paraphrased]

Grow jobs                                                    Trade deals will grow jobs

5 point plan                                                 He has 1 point plan for folks at top

He’s had 4 years                                         I’ve had 4 years to clear up Bush’s 10

Balanced budget                                        He cuts Planned Parenthood

When I was Gov. of Massachusetts        I was raised by a single mom

Middle class: ‘crushed’, ‘ruined’               Middle class: ‘relief’, Bush ‘squeezed’

I wanna help small business                      98% hostage for top 2%

Energy independent                                  Increased coal, oil, wind & solar

Add jobs                                                       My grandmother…

President has had 4 years                        My grandfather…

Find some women that are qualified     Not the kind of advocacy women need

Binders full of women                              Lilly Ledbetter Fair Play Act

Of course (my numbers) add up            $8 trillion cuts. How?

Grow jobs                                                    Double exports will grow jobs

I ran businesses                                         I cut taxes for middle class

I came from small business                     I cut taxes for small business

I know what it takes                                  I saved auto industry

I ran Olympics                                            I ended Iraq War

Road to Greece                                           I killed Osama Bin Laden

My priority is jobs                                     I reigned in Wall Street

Look at your pension                                 My pension is not as big as yours

14 days to call it a terrorist attack        I said it was terrorism day after

President culpable for Benghazi             I don’t play politics with US lives.

He went to fundraisers next day            Not what a Commander-In-Chief does

No new legislation for guns                     Ban assault weapons

Educate using nuclear family                  Romney flip-flopped on guns for NRA

Immigration: Pathway to citizenship    Immigration: Pathway to citizenship

Punish offenders and deport them        We need to create the new Google

Lower corporate tax rate                          Lower corporate tax rate

Canada has 15% tax. We must match    We will remove loopholes to compete

China’s been cheating                                 We are tough on China. He is not.

Government does not create jobs          He said 47% of you are victims

Regulations have quadrupled                 Reducing deficit a moral obligation

I know what it takes to grow jobs           Create good paying jobs

And the winner is…

Homeland is back

Published 07/10/2012 by crimsonghad


Homeland is back and I for one am very happy. Rarely has a show encapsulated the paranoia of a nation, nay, a generation, post 9/11 in quite the manner this has. Its audience is sadly low due to its premium cable location on Showtime. In fact the viewership is more than doubled in the UK as it is shown on free to air Channel 4. Even so the show has been bestowed with Emmys and Golden Globes galore due to its fantastic script and brilliant lead performances.

Claire Danes is a well-known figure in the US due to being a star as a child and she gives yet another acting masterclass in Homeland. For another example of her extraordinary talent watch Temple Gradin, a celebration of autism in all its glory and problems. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkN0JdXRpM

Damian Lewis is not quite as big a name and the Brit is possibly best known for either his par tin Band of Brothers or perhaps even this moment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ytsf-vU8E&list=SP948B0F7EF228801B&feature=player_detailpage#t=525s

The first episode once more pressed the intrigue and volatility button and immediately placed the viewer in an uneasy position that challenged stereotypical views. If you’ve missed the first season here is a handy spoiler free guide. http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/oct/05/homeland-season-two-primer?newsfeed=true



Obama v Romney Presidential Debate 1 – in 90 secs, not 90 mins

Published 04/10/2012 by crimsonghad


If, unlike me, you have a life and don’t have time to spend 90 mins watching the Obama v Romney debate then perhaps you will like my slightly irreverent bullet point review of the points made by each candidate last night that will take about 90 secs to read:

President Barack Hussein Obama II:

  • We’ll help middle income and lower income families
  • Personal voter stories by the bucket load
  • Lower taxes for some
  • $1 trillion deficit from previous government
  • …er, um, er…
  • Handful of lists: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • ‘I’m all in favour of green energy’
  • ‘Money in their pocket’
  • …er, um, er…
  • Close loopholes on overseas jobs
  • ‘Create American jobs’
  • $4 trillion deficit reduction plan
  • …er, um, er…
  • Dead grandma
  • Help Medicare
  • Obamacare, yay
  • ‘Build, help, create, fight’
  • Of Romney’s plans, ‘We don’t know the details’

Governor Willard Mitt Romney:

  • We’ll help middle income families and lower income families
  • Personal voter stories by the bucket load
  • Lower taxes for all
  • $1 trillion deficit from current government
  • Fuckloads of lists: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • ‘I’m all in favour of green energy but…(I prefer everything else)’
  • ‘I don’t wanna kill jobs’
  • Massachusetts is great, therefore I am great
  • Why is Obama cutting Medicare?
  • Obamacare, boo
  • Private care, yay
  • ‘Deficit, deficit, deficit, deficit’
  • Of Romney’s plans, ‘I know the details but won’t tell you’