Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Romney's Tour: 3 out of 3

--- Mitt Romney has visited 3 countries----- Great Britain, Israel, and Poland, and has managed to have gaffes, screw-ups and mistakes in each country!!!!  This morning, we have this:
The Atlantic Wire:

Mitt Romney's press secretary got so mad at reporters yelling questions at the candidate that he yelled back, "Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect." Romney was visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, and aide Rick Gorka was so moved by the sacred spot that the violation of a respectful silence compelled him to swear. The outburst was six days into Romney's eventful foreign tour, and there seem to be some tensions between the reporters assigned to cover him and his aides, judging by their complaints on Twitter. It's one of those situations where people who don't like each other are forced to share a small space. That's rare in adult life, which is why they have to use some artificial conceit to make it happen on reality shows, and which is why we spectators like to enjoy the reality show-like outburst.

After Gorka's "kiss" comment -- the audio captured by CNN's Jim Acosta, naturally -- Gorka told Politico's Jonathan Martin to "shove it." Gorka later apologized to two reporters for being "inappropriate." But that doesn't mean everything's all better. Martin notes that Romney hasn't answered questions from the traveling press corps since he took just three questions back in London last Thursday....

Mitt Romney & company have embarrassed us all.

>>>> If you want to see the kinds of bills that have been sponsored by Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15th), visit this LINK.  See if you can figure out which groups Stivers is protecting/helping (NOTE: It isn't  his constituents!). Here are the numbers and titles some of the bills from the Library of Congress:

1. H.R.1539 : Asset-Backed Market Stabilization Act of 2011
2. H.R.2214 : Debt Elimination By Tax-Deductible Contribution Act of 2011
3. H.R.2439 : Removing GSEs Charters During Receivership Act of 2011
4. H.R.2779 : To exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
5. H.R.3410 : Energy Security and Transportation Jobs Act
6. H.R.3559 : Insurance Data Protection Act ....

11. H.R.4193 : Land Acquisition to cut National Debt Act ...

13. H.R.5508 : To extend the temporary suspension of duty on electrically operated pencil sharpeners.
14. H.R.5509 : To suspend temporarily the duty on 4-Vinylbenzenesulfonic acid, sodium salt hydrate.
15. H.R.5510 : To extend the temporary suspension of duty on certain smooth nonwoven fiberglass sheets of a type primarily used as acoustical facing for ceiling panels.
16. H.R.5511 : To suspend temporarily the duty on 4-Vinylbenzenesulfonic acid, lithium salt....
23. H.R.6105 : To amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to allow non-Federally insured credit unions to become members of a Federal Home Loan Bank.

 Count them up---How many of these bills protect banks, manufacturers of dangerous products, and the wealthy? To see the complete list of bills sponsored by Steve Stivers, visit this LINK.

*** I've completely turned off the Today Show. After the way NBC treated Ann Curry, it is just difficult to give the Today Show my attention.  In the morning I now view the Bill Press and Stephanie Miller on Current TV.

This morning, Bill Press interviewed a gentlemen, Mr. Wilhelm, that represents hotel workers.  I learned that non-union housekeepers in Hyatt Hotels are required to do 30 bathrooms/day. OMG!  Can you imagine doing 30 bathrooms/day, by yourself?  Because of the turnover of workers, Hyatt is now hiring temporary workers to clean rooms. Ouch! That can't be good. Wouldn't the management be worried about security and quality in having new workers everyday? Instead of providing help and assistance to their current housekeepers, Hyatt spends more money to hire outside workers. (When a worker from a service is hired, a company pays a service fee over and above the pay rate of the temporary worker.)

There is a website that you can view and add your support: http://www.hyatthurts.org/
If you are looking for a hotel, you might want to avoid these hotels listed at Hyatt Hurts.