The big mystery of the 2012 GOP convention

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Can anybody identify that rectangular item in the upper left-hand corner of this AP photo, taken during Paul Ryan’s speech last night to the Republican National Convention?

The vice-presidential nominee seemed to be glancing at it quite a bit last night, almost as if he was reading from it. Anybody got any ideas? In fact, I believe that every single speaker at the convention with one exception — Condi Rice — has been staring at that thing during their speeches. It’s almost as if they needed somebody to tell them what to say.

I’m going to be watching Mitt Romney closely tonight, just to see if he too starts staring at that … whatever it is. Weird, huh?

– Jay Bookman

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Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 30th, 2012
11:48 pm

moonbat betty,

I gotta lay down a doomstrike when they are going after children. That’s just plain sorry.

JamVet

August 30th, 2012
11:49 pm

That means newsrooms are lily-whiter than the GOP!”

Nope.

Even they can’t top your 89% white power membership.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/118937/republican-base-heavily-white-conservative-religious.aspx

You guys rival the Klan for that honor…

AngryOld WhiteGuys Unite

August 30th, 2012
11:49 pm

And when I see a guy willing to beat up on children and call them brats because they move around I see a bully and a despicable, petty little man.

Thous shalt not bear false witness. Who did you see that was willing to beat up on children. loser.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 30th, 2012
11:49 pm

Holy crap!

If they had nominated Huntsman, Obama wouldn’t stand a chance.

moonbat betty

August 30th, 2012
11:50 pm

Wagging Tongue, can you tire a cherry stem into a knot with your hands tied behind your back?

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

August 30th, 2012
11:50 pm

@Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 30th, 2012
11:47 pm
“I call it like I see it.”

Yep. Same here. And when I see a guy willing to beat up on children and call them brats because they move around I see a bully and a despicable, petty little man. And even if they are too cowardly to admit it and lack the stones to chastise your nasty comment I’m sure many of the liberals would probably feel the same way. I know they would if a con said that about the Obama children. And I don’t think anyone doubts that.

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WHO ARE YOU FOOLING.

You don’t give a rats rear end about those Ryan kids.

They probably would not give you the time of day.

You ain’t in their class.

moonbat betty

August 30th, 2012
11:51 pm

kill the crackers!

save the seals!

AngryOld WhiteGuys Unite

August 30th, 2012
11:51 pm

Huntsman would have been a formidable opponent for President Obama. A contest well worth seeing. Mitt Gekko Romney is the anti-Huntsman.

Bernie

August 30th, 2012
11:52 pm

It took Clint Eastwood so long, to get through his lines, he had to change his Depends immediately after leaving the STAGE!

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 30th, 2012
11:52 pm

Soothsayer,

You missed it earlier today. I had some good self deprecating comments about the speedo. Hell I like talking about the speedo. Every time I see keep up the sorry fight I’m sure to tantalize him by letting him know how hot I’m looking in my speedos. Ticks him off to no end that I bring it up and throw it back in his face.

independent thinker

August 30th, 2012
11:52 pm

The master of debt creation is going to wipe out federal debt!
A sucker is born every minute!
“”"”"”"”"”"”"”By making debt the centerpiece of his campaign, Romney was making a calculated bluff of historic dimensions – placing a massive all-in bet on the rank incompetence of the American press corps. The result has been a brilliant comedy: A man makes a $250 million fortune loading up companies with debt and then extracting million-dollar fees from those same companies, in exchange for the generous service of telling them who needs to be fired in order to finance the debt payments he saddled them with in the first place. That same man then runs for president riding an image of children roasting on flames of debt, choosing as his running mate perhaps the only politician in America more pompous and self-righteous on the subject of the evils of borrowed money than the candidate himself. If Romney pulls off this whopper, you’ll have to tip your hat to him: No one in history has ever successfully run for president riding this big of a lie. It’s almost enough to make you think he really is qualified for the White House.”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-true-story-of-mitt-romney-and-bain-capital-20120829#ixzz255mAXUSg

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

August 30th, 2012
11:53 pm

@moonbat betty

August 30th, 2012
11:50 pm
Wagging Tongue, can you tire a cherry stem into a knot with your hands tied behind your back?

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No…

But I hear your mama can and she taught you how.

What does that have to do with the price of tea in china?

You are a day late and a dollar short.

Go back to bed. :)

Soothsayer

August 30th, 2012
11:53 pm

Just like their primaries, their convention is a circus show. A farcical, nonsensical laugh-riot!

I have to tell you, if I were a RepugNOwecan’t, I would be really embarrassed right about now!

And, the icing on the cake? That buffoon Gnute and his ridiculously-coiffed wife of his.

It just don’t get no better than this!

JamVet

August 30th, 2012
11:53 pm

Huntsman is intelligent and principled.

He could never be the GOP nominee. At least not in this diseased version of that organization…

They BOTH suck

August 30th, 2012
11:54 pm

Hunstsman is a RINO. So they picked a recovering RINO disguising himself as a conservative who had to pick Eddie Monster to show up the base……………………….

Outside of Romney knockouts during the debates, it isn’t looking good

No over, but not looking good.

They BOTH suck

August 30th, 2012
11:55 pm

moonbat betty

August 30th, 2012
11:55 pm

nice pic you put up there, Bookman.

Surely he had one (prompter), but that is fake.

Kinda like many of the other pics you post that mis-represent the truth.

Mick

August 30th, 2012
11:56 pm

I really like clint eastwood but he made a very unwise decision tonite, it was kind of sad…he would have been more effective if he qued up his car commercial…

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 30th, 2012
11:56 pm

“You don’t give a rats rear end about those Ryan kids.”

No. 1 you’re not a mind reader. No. 2 deflection isn’t going to save you from your vileness.

I don’t know his kids. But their just kids. I’m not going to go after them and call them brats just cause they get antsy- that’s what kids do for Pete’s sake. Trying to make it about me doesn’t change your jackassery sir.

Soothsayer

August 30th, 2012
11:58 pm

BOTH: I think before it’s over with, Little Eddie Munster is going to be a liability rather than an asset.

We haven’t even begun to dissect his “medicare” plan. This is going to be good!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 30th, 2012
11:59 pm

Surely he had one (prompter), but that is fake.

Romney had two tonight.

moonbat betty

August 31st, 2012
12:00 am

Where is Obama?

Is he even on the radar?

I need a hero.

AngryOld WhiteGuys Unite

August 31st, 2012
12:00 am

Why are you insulting little Eddie Munster. He was a nice kid. Not the blood sucking worthless liar that Paul Ryan is.

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
12:02 am

Sooth

Speaking of Eddie, it is funny to read the post about how Eddie is going to tear Biden up. Of course the majority of those same people said the same about Palin.

While Biden will have to discuss, defend and even deflect the last 4 yrs, Eddie will not be able to just provide the picture that Republicans want presented, which is the last two years.

Soothsayer

August 31st, 2012
12:02 am

Good night all! Sleep well.

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

August 31st, 2012
12:03 am

@moonbat betty

August 31st, 2012
12:00 am
Where is Obama?

Is he even on the radar?

I need a hero
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WHAT YOU NEED is to go back to bed.

Ms Batty :)

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
12:03 am

“I need a hero”

Look inward, the President can not be your savior nor hero

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
12:03 am

Eddie probably was a brat

:-)

moonbat betty

August 31st, 2012
12:04 am

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

August 31st, 2012
12:04 am

REMEMBER CONS………

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

A Wagging Tongue Bites Itself

Goooood night :)

moonbat betty

August 31st, 2012
12:06 am

Tongue, what you need to do is lick getalife’s ace.

Oscar

August 31st, 2012
12:07 am

Didn’t know a tongue had teeth.

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
12:07 am

moonbat betty,

Hang in there. Obama going to make a speech tomorrow that will rescue us all. He’s going to say Hope and change and then we will all chant Yes! We Can! 3 times in unison. Then after that everything will be hunky dory. The debt will magically disappear, economic growth will grow to 22%, everyone will own his castle, and jobs will be insourced that pay $600 an hour.

BTW I love my theme song. It effing rocks. Thanks for turning me onto it a few weeks ago. I’m going to listen to it again. BOOM!

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
12:08 am

wagging tongue,

G’night. Maybe tomorrow night there will be someone else’s kids you can pick on.

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
12:10 am

Continue on with the pillow fighting if you must

I’m out

Peace and much love

Oscar

August 31st, 2012
12:11 am

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
12:07 am
_________

That’s what Romney and Ryan promised to do. And everyone else that was or is running.

Count on it.

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
12:11 am

“Tongue, what you need to do is lick getalife’s ace.”

classy classy

Oscar

August 31st, 2012
12:13 am

Tongue, what you need to do is lick getalife’s ace.”

________

Stay away from his one eyed Jack.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
12:13 am

Ooh, mooey mooey mesa say betty gonna get another time-out.

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
12:14 am

moonbat betty

August 31st, 2012
12:21 am

“classy classy”

hey might as well cut to the chase TBS.

I like Ryan’s song list.

AC/DC to Zeppelin.

Prol’ started with this little ditty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHSwaVeStXw

vrrrmmmm vrrrrrmmmmm

moonbat betty

August 31st, 2012
12:22 am

You wish, mooshy gooshy Kamchak.

What in the....

August 31st, 2012
12:23 am

I think the RNC forgot to tell their surprise guest that he was going on stage and needed to prepare. I really felt sorry for the deranged ramblings of Clint Eastwood. Whoever is elected, I hope they save Medicare and get poor Clint the dementia meds that he needs.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
12:27 am

When Jay been reading this in the mornin’, you-sa in big doo-doo dis time.

They BOTH suck

August 31st, 2012
12:27 am

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 31st, 2012
12:30 am

I think Sarah Palin could probably take the chair in two out of three debates

Heh, heh heh.

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
12:37 am

Geez. Not this crap again. Same ole whiner always wanting to tattletale and try and get someone in timeout.

Jay

August 31st, 2012
12:41 am

Romney sheets

Jm

August 31st, 2012
12:49 am

I see this cauldron of hate continues to entertain itself.

Jay, your blog and the liberals here really have nothing of substance to say.

It just really shows the intellectual shallowness of the left wing. Sad.

Driveby

Jm

August 31st, 2012
12:52 am

I bet Rachel maddow’s blog, if she has one, has more intelligent liberals.

Or maybe all the liberals are just hollow shells of people.

But I really don’t care to know.

Toodles

Thulsa Doom- pompous ass extraordinaire

August 31st, 2012
12:57 am

Jm,

They got their own little echo chamber going on.

Steve T

August 31st, 2012
3:49 am

The left is upset, because all the “able to, but – not willing to work” will have to get out of the sack to drag their drunkin butts to the polling areas and vote once more. They have money for drugs and booze, cause we pay for their kids schools, clothes, food, and medical.way to go “Big O” you have quite an elite following.

Dharma Bum

August 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

Kamchak posts partisan drivel – drink

am I doing it right?