Why Romney & Ryan Will Always Win Debates

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I think what they think is this: Romney won the first debate because he contradicted everything Obama said. Hence, the winner of any debate is the one who contradicts the most. Biden contradicted the most, ergo he wins.

But… that’s not the rule, of course. That’s… what’s the word? Stupid.

And that’s not what Romney did. Romney didn’t just contradict Obama – he contradicted him and then offered a series of facts which supported his contradiction. In many exchanges, Obama would make an assertion – just an assertion, unsupported, and just one – and then Romney would make three supported claims undermining Obama’s assertion‚Ķ

Romney did not win his debate because he contradicted Obama a lot. Obama contradicted Romney just as much, of course. Romney won the debate because he was in command, fluent with facts, clear and persuasive in explaining his underlying understanding of the economy, friendly, warm, intelligent, and… extremely presidential.


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How Many Liberals Would Support a Requirement to Carry This Card?

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Link of the Day: Meeting Your Zombie Apocalypse Needs

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A twofer today:

The Comprehensive Plan For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse From Your Pole Barn

Mancrates: Zombie Annihilation Crate

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Keln of Nuking Politics has chosen the Punchline Nuker of the Week.

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Surprise! A Batman Fan Film That’s Actually Good

If you liked the Christian Bale version of Batman as “The Dark Knight”, you should enjoy this. Good story, pacing & dialogue. Obviously it didn’t have a Hollywood budget, but it’s well done for what it is:

[YouTube direct link] (Viewer #257,154)

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A Better Job for Joe Biden

A new 8 minute video shows all 85 instances of Biden interrupting Ryan during the VP debate.

Maybe Sandra Fluke should use Joe as her birth control.

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Fun Facts About the 50 States: Mississippi

Welcome to Fun Facts About the 50 States, where – week by week – I’ll be taking you on a tour around this great nation of ours, providing you with interesting, yet completely useless and probably untrue, information about each of the 50 states.

This week, it’s time get stinkin’ drunk, float down the Big Muddy, and wash up on a sandbar with a hangover, because we’re headed to Mississippi, so let’s get started…

The state flag of Mississippi is best described as a combination of the Confederate and French flags. Don’t count on them to win any wars for you.

* Mississippi became the 20th state on December 10th 1817. Although the new state’s entry faced violent opposition, it managed to get admitted to the Union since people with lisps did not yet have the right to vote.

* Mississippi has 82 counties, all of which have at least one town named “Bubbaville”.

* Talk show host Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The world’s largest couch was built there in her honor, just in case Tom Cruise stops by.

* Chitlins were first served in Shuqulah, Mississippi, which – I assume – is home to a disproportionate population of the hopelessly insane.

* Mississippi gets its name from the Chippewa Indian word “mici-zibi”, which means “River’s flooding again… WHY do these stupid white people keep rebuilding here?”

* Mississippi has a population of 3 million people and 6 million teeth.

* Singer Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Does anyone else find it ironic that he once had a hit song about shoes?

* In a fight between Aquaman & someone from Mississippi, the Mississippian would lose, but he’d write a great blues song about the fight that would make millions.

* Most people from Mississippi have several Confederate flag sticker on their cars. This doesn’t make them racist, it just means that they’re too poor to afford enough duct tape to hold their cars together.

* If you’re in Mississippi and someone tries to mug you, just yell, “Look! Snow!”. The mugger will become paralyzed with confusion and you can make your escape.

* Although Mississippi is frequently the 50th ranked state in quality of education, it IS ranked #1 in the category of “boosting self-esteem for students in the other 49 states”.

* The world’s largest Bible-binding plant is in Greenwood, Mississippi, and uses only genuine atheist-skin leather.

* …And people wonder why I’ve never been to Mississippi…

* The Stetson hat was invented in Dunn’s Falls, Mississippi, which is constantly being attacked by Texas Crusaders seeking to recapture their holy city.

* Football player Walter “Sweetness” Payton was born in Columbia, Mississippi, and was the first athlete to appear simultaneously on boxes of “Wheaties”, “Gritties”, and “Chitlinies” cereals.

* Petal, Mississippi is home to the International Checkers Hall of Fame. Requirements for induction include winning a tournament on a 5-jump, double-king combo move, and appearing on a “Chitlinies” box.

* The Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest national cemetery in America. Some people say that the Arlington National Cemetery is larger, but it’s stuffed with all them damn Yankees, so it doesn’t really count.

* Legendary Football quarterback Brett Favre was born in Kiln, Mississippi. He was reputed to be able to throw a football hard enough to break a receiver’s fingers, but he only did that if the guy was late with his protection money payment.

* Singer Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, but was banished after all the town’s salt-shakers mysteriously disappeared.

* It was his own damn fault.

* Mississippi is the only state in America that doesn’t offer personalized license plates. The state’s DMV figures it’s not worth it, since no one can read those big ol’ 6-letter words, anyway.

* The fried peanut butter and banana sandwich was invented in Tupelo, Mississippi by Elvis Presley in 1945. He never patented his invention, and died in bankrupt obscurity in 1977.

* It is NOT true that the Governor of Mississippi is chosen as a result of being the victor in a greased-pig-catching contest. They don’t actually grease the pig.

* Actor James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, but soon moved to Coruscant to complete his Sith training.

* Mississippi has the lowest percentage of high school graduates in America, since the graduation exam requires students to spell the state’s name without using the words “crooked-letter” or “humpback”.

* During a hunting expedition to Mississippi in 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous stuffed animal, the “Stupid Yankee Bear”.

* In 1807, Aaron Burr was arraigned for treason in Washington, Mississippi, beneath the Burr Oaks. Optimists in the city have since planted a grove of Jane Fonda Oaks, just in case.

That wraps up the Mississippi edition of Fun Facts About the 50 States. Next week we’ll get tricked into whitewashing fences by Tom Sawyer when we visit Missouri.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go pour me a big ol’ bowl of Chitlinies for breakfast.


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