Big Money, err Mitt Romney carries Florida

Mushrooming super PAC spending leaves mark on Fla. ads –

The spending is leaving its mark on Florida, the site of today’s crucial GOP primary. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and his allies, especially the pro-Romney Restore Our Future, aired 12,768 television commercials in the state through Wednesday compared with 210 by former House speaker Newt Gingrich and his supporters, a study released Monday by the Wesleyan Media Project shows.

“It’s one-sided domination,” said Erika Franklin Fowler, the project’s co-director and a Wesleyan University political scientist. “If you have a television on in Orlando or Fort Myers or West Palm Beach,you are seeing Romney ads and very few pro-Gingrich ads.”

And so it goes….

Hopefully this will get over soon, and Mitt can get to convincing half the people he didn’t just say half the things the things he said to get the nod.

Unelected Lobbyist Threatens to Impeach President if he wins in 2012

NJ At the end of 2012, a number of major tax provisions, including the Bush-era cuts, are set to expire. Do you have any predictions?

NORQUIST We’re focused on the fact that there is this Damocles sword hanging over people’s head. What you don’t know is who will be in charge when all of this will happen. I think when we get through this election cycle, we’ll have a Republican majority, [though] not necessarily a strong majority in the Senate, and a majority in the House. The majority in the House will continue to be a Reagan majority, a conservative majority. Boehner never has to talk his delegation going further to the right.

If the Republicans have the House, Senate, and the presidency, I’m told that they could do an early budget vote—a reconciliation vote where you extend the Bush tax cuts out for a decade or five years. You take all of those issues off the table, and then say, “What do you want to do for tax reform?”

Then, the question is: “OK, what do we do about repatriation and all of the interesting stuff?” And, if you have a Republican president to go with a Republican House and Senate, then they pass the [Paul] Ryan plan [on Medicare].

NJ What if the Democrats still have control? What’s your scenario then?

NORQUIST Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach. The last year, he’s gone into this huddle where he does everything by executive order. He’s made no effort to work with Congress.

via Impeach Obama? – Yahoo! News.

You may think Norquist doesn’t actually control the Republican party.  You would be wrong.

‘Small Government’ Fascists in Virginia get rhetorical dose of their own b.s.

Senate gives preliminary backing to abortion ultrasound bill | Richmond Times-Dispatch

A bill that would require a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound took another step toward passage in the Virginia Senate today — but not before outnumbered Democrats rose to express their opposition in clinical terms.

Sen. Janet D. Howell, D-Fairfax proposed an amendment — that any man seeking prescription medication for erectile dysfunction must first submit to a digital rectal exam and cardiac stress test.

Howell told her colleagues on the Senate floor that she was proposing the amendment because Senate Bill 484 requires women “to have an unnecessary medical procedure, it’s adding to the cost and and it’s opening them up for emotional blackmail.”

“I think we should just have a little gender equity here,” Howell added.

I am all for this…and then scrapping these idiotic laws.  Scarlet letters are the next step for these idiots, and they will, of course be exempt.

National Speed Shortage Wakes Parents Up to True Nature of The Drugs they put their kids on

NYT: Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t

What gets publicized are short-term results and studies on brain differences among children. Indeed, there are a number of incontrovertible facts that seem at first glance to support medication. It is because of this partial foundation in reality that the problem with the current approach to treating children has been so difficult to see.

Back in the 1960s I, like most psychologists, believed that children with difficulty concentrating were suffering from a brain problem of genetic or otherwise inborn origin. Just as Type I diabetics need insulin to correct problems with their inborn biochemistry, these children were believed to require attention-deficit drugs to correct theirs. It turns out, however, that there is little to no evidence to support this theory.

I hate, hate, hate how one if the most common ‘disorders’ in modern times doesn’t have a pathogen or any way to be physically diagnosed.   But my god look at the marketing effort.