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  1. Solomon says

    Brandon. A News post needs no less than three pictures and no more than three pictures. And it needs enough articles to fill the margins between those three pictures. You’re running this site into the ground.

  2. says

    “He didn’t leave ’til 2002, but he retired retroactively to 1999″

    WTF? How the hell is that possible? Did Romney steal Obama’s time machine that Teabaggers say he used to go back and change his Kenyan birth records?

  3. Caliban says

    How much do you want to bet the tax returns Romney refuses to release show deductions for expenses related to Bain Capital, where he claims he didn’t work at the time? I’d say chances are pretty good.

  4. Brandon K. Thorp says

    Solomon:

    Thanks for reading, and for your input. Please don’t be offended if I discard it. I’ve been running the blog on the weekend for almost a year, and I’ve always used two pictures in the link roundup. Sometimes just one. On one occasion I felt crazy and used four. Think of it! Four!

    A word of explanation, since you seem interested: Over the weekend, most journalists aren’t working. Fewer news stories are published. There are, therefore, fewer stories to blog about, and fewer to stick in the link roundup. Fewer pictures are therefore needed.

    If there’s a story you’d like to see in a subsequent link roundup, please do drop a line.

    Thanks, and happy Sunday,
    – BKT

  5. Solomon says

    Brandon, is it so bad that I’m a conservative with conservative values? I just think that a proper post should have 3 pictures and suddenly I’m an enemy of state. I thought this was America. Fine whatever. You do good work. I guess in my conservative anger I failed to realize it is Sunday. Accept my apology. I still think I’m right but I’m sorry if anyone was offended.

  6. Solomon says

    Brandon, is it so bad that I’m a conservative with conservative values? I just think that a proper post should have 3 pictures and suddenly I’m an enemy of state. I thought this was America. Fine whatever. You do good work. I guess in my conservative anger I failed to realize it is Sunday. Accept my apology. I still think I’m right but I’m sorry if anyone was offended.

  7. says

    Wow, retroactive retirement sounds great! You get to be sole owner and CEO while taking zero responsibility for what happens under your name, and you get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars while doing no work whatsoever.

    I bet a lot of people would love Mitt’s career path. (New college major?) Now all he needs to do is release those taxes so he can clear up any misunderstandings among those of us too dim to understand the concept of retroactive retirement.

  8. Brandon K. Thorp says

    Solomon:

    Thanks for the response. Nope, not offended — I was a theater critic for five years and a political columnist for two, and both occupations necessitate at least a tolerance, and preferably a perverse affection for, hate mail.

    As to your conservatism — that’s just fine. It takes all kinds. Glad you’ll keep reading, and I hope you’ll keep commenting.

    Regards,
    – BKT

  9. WHAT? says

    @SOLOMON: who gives flying fig how many stories/pics there are and more importantly, whether you are some anal-retentive conservative who obviously needs to GET A GRIP!

  10. Solomon says

    Hahahahaha properly vetted journalists are the best. While I may not love every one of your post, you’ve sincerely earned my tacit respect. ;-)) You won’t hear a peep from me again. Unless I’m drunk, in which event I apologize profusely in advance. Sorrynotsorry. :-/

  11. MarkUs says

    Celeste was, from the commentary on “All About Eve”, a charm to everyone on the set and Bette Davis hated her. Celeste reportedly gave Bette a “Good Morning!” and received a nasty F-U reply back, and they weren’t exactly friends after that.

    Karen: “Margo and I were meeting at 21 for lunch. We were going to get all dolled up like we used to. With hats!”

  12. Artie_in_Lauderdale says

    Two hilarious tweets from:

    The Daily Edge ‏@TheDailyEdge

    JOB POSTING: Bain Capital seeks CEO to work #retroactively from 1999-2002. Attractive salary, plus “Caymanian” IRA, lots of “free stuff”

    BREAKING: Al Gore declares himself President from 2001-2009, says he served #retroactively

  13. Icebloo says

    Aretha Franklin on American Idol ? It’s long been rumoured Aretha hates gay people so if she’s on the panel gay people will have less of a chance of winning.

  14. PLAINTOM says

    You heathens understand nothing. If Bishop Romney could retroactively baptize people would had been dead for generations, a little retroactive retirement is a piece of cake. :)

  15. says

    WHat I don’t understand is – when exactly did Romney’s people give guns to gangs in Mexico?

    When did Romney’s people leak classified military information to the big papers on the East coast?

    Why won’t Romney release his academic records for college?

    We have to know these thing!!!!

  16. says

    Ah, Teddy, classic gay Republican deflection: instead of defending the absurdity of Mitt’s retroactive retirement, you try to turn it around to Obama with a laundry list of FOX talking points. So typical. Do you really think anyone is buying that nonsense?

    At least stand up for your man, if you like him so much, and stop trying to change the subject. But poor Mitt, even the Obama-haters don’t really want him to be President. He just happens to be the non-Obama. They’d vote for a lamppost if it was running against the current President.

  17. Joe in CT says

    So now Romney explains that he “retroactively retired.” He retained the Bain CEO title, was paid by them and didn’t leave until 2002, but he retired retroactively to 1999. This enables him to disavow responsibility for politically questionable operational decisions made after 1999. That’s a convoluted explanation, but it’s pretty clever.
    I wonder if the average Joe will buy it.

  18. Tanoka says

    Retroactive retirement is no big deal for a mormon. Remember, all religion is retroactively constructed to fit the needs of whomever’s in charge.

    What I find hard to understand is that they expect this ‘explaination’ to be accepted by the media/public.

    “I retroactively retired and have nothing to hide. No need to see my tax returns, promise!”

    …Yea, not so much.

  19. Daniel Berry, NYC says

    @ Ernie re: Ted Baldwin: Ted’s one of those guys who would vote for a pile of sh*t if it had an “R” after its name. In fact, I bet he has done so. Repeatedly.

  20. chuck says

    The average blog story contains 2.7 pictures.
    Therefore, your stories have to contain exactly 2.7 pictures. If they don’t, I am going hold my breath until you agree…
    Sheesh…get a life…a real life!

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