Thursday, July 12, 2012

Catnip 7/12/12: Making Mountains Out of Mountains


Trying to give some perspective on Mount Diablo for the folks back home - this shot was taken from Twin Peaks in the middle of SF. That's Oakland across the Bay. If the Peaks are in Grand Rapids, Mt. Diablo is in Holland, roughly 30 miles away. 1000 px here.

Speaking of mountains, seems Mitt Romney has a few we need to talk about...

The Boston Globe reports that Mitt was indeed lying about the dates of his tenure at Bain - and it's being suggested this morning that is a felony offense. Interesting, to say the least. Jonathan Chait has a nice run-down on the entire story that you should read, and ends it with this: "So now seems locked in to claiming that Mitt Romney is a felon. That could really make for some fun ads this year." Um, yup.

David Corn at Mother Jones was (one of) the original reporters that broke the news about Romney's timeline at Bain, so all kudos go to him for following the felon trail. Last night, he filed a new story that deserves just as much attention - "Romney Invested Millions in Chinese Firm That Profited on US Outsourcing." Don't act so surprised, you knew this was coming. "This previously unreported deal runs counter to Romney's tough talk on the campaign trail regarding China. 'We will not let China continue to steal jobs from the United States of America,' Romney declared in February. But with this investment, Romney sought to make money off a foreign company that banked on American firms outsourcing manufacturing overseas."

I used to think Mitt was just a doufus. Now I'm starting to think he truly is a pathological liar, and perhaps a criminal as well.

Justice, anyone?

Gotta run. Maybe Mitt should too. Might want to yank his passport, Your Honor.