Mitt Romney once owned a credit-rating agency

For a small monthly fee, credit-rating agencies will allow you to inspect your report and attempt to correct the errors they've included in order to ensure that you'll want to pay that monthly fee.

The credit-rating business model is based on your score being both inaccurate and inadequate — deliberately so, or else the protection racket they’re running wouldn’t work. And yet the credit-rating agencies are largely unchecked and unrestrained in their ability to restrict your freedom and the freedom of every other American. Mitt Romney — who once owned Experian — aims to keep things that way. [Read more...]

Whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent


Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney’s comments disparaging the “47 percent” stand in stark contrast to King Benjamin’s sermon in the Book of Mormon. One of them said that lazy poor people can never be convinced to “take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” The other one said that anyone who talks like that “hath no interest in the kingdom of God.” [Read more...]

More scenes from the class war

Fox News viewers may have trouble driving from Oklahoma to Mississippi.

“Middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less.” “The census data that just came out show that the median household income — the amount at the 50th percentile — was about $50K last year.” “Blessed are those who, in moments of moral integrity, defy this cynical list of political beatitudes and act from a sense [Read More...]

Mitt Romney says half of Americans are immoral parasites who think they’re ‘victims’


The scoop seems to belong to David Corn of Mother Jones, “SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He Really Thinks of Obama Voters“: During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack [Read More...]

From the archives: Rick Warren and The Purpose-Driven Lie


This video – – makes this post from July of 2011 newly pertinent, so I’m re-posting it today. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – [Read More...]

Movie idea: ‘Oz’s Eleven’

Artist's conception of Jacki Weaver in full makeup as the villain in "Oz's Eleven."

OK, here’s a can’t-miss movie idea: Oz’s Eleven. It’s a stylish heist caper based, of course, on the Soderbergh/Clooney remake of Ocean’s Eleven. I’m picturing an all-star, all-Australian cast — Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Chris Hemsworth … you get the idea. But the real star [Read More...]

Scenes from the class war

“What my dad didn’t tell us was that those rich people who lived in those nice houses were the real hard workers in the world (unlike himself and his brothers) and if we worked as hard as those wealthy folks we could be just like them and live in a nice house, and not a [Read More...]

Smart people saying smart things

Gershom Gorenberg: “Republicans and the ‘Quality of Sodom’” A couple of strangers show up in town. In the previous chapter they had arrived at the tent of Abraham, who hurried to put out the best meal he could provide. His wealth, he understood, was merely a trusteeship, something he’d been granted in order to share. [Read More...]