How many politicians does it take to screw in a light bulb?”

Romney’s wife, Ann, was in attendance, and the candidate spoke of the concern he had for her when her plane had to make an emergency landing Friday en route to Santa Monica because of an electrical malfunction.

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound.”

Hey Mitt, you can always open the cabin door.



  1. So what says:

    Hey now, maybe his private jet(s) has/have power windows.

    • orchidcup says:

      The bulk of mankind is as well equipped for flying as thinking.

      — Jonathon Swift

      If black boxes survive air crashes — why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

      — George Carlin

  2. orchidcup says:

    You are making this up out of thin air.

    Nobody is that stupid.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he thinks Joseph Smith actually talked to an angel and interpreted scriptures from gold plates.

    The next thing you know, he will be saying half the people in the United States are lazy freeloaders that depend on the government.

  3. McCullough says:

    Cripes, we are so screwed.

    • jpfitz says:

      You’re convinced the Mittster will be our next commander in chief ???

      • orchidcup says:

        ”UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.”

        —Barack Obama, attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

        • jpfitz says:

          The USPS is in trouble monetarily because of congress. I can’t say I’m on board with Barry’s policies on a number of issues. I’m partial to the Post Office being that my wife was a letter carrier and I learned much about the hard work carriers do to deliver our mail in the snow, rain and well you know the rest.

          “For months, Americans have heard dire warnings about the impending collapse of the United States Postal Service due to fiscal insolvency. As Republicans push to privatize the post office, the agency is now bracing for its first-ever default today. Unlike every other governmental agency, the Postal Service is required to fund 75 years of retiree health benefits over just a 10-year span.”

          http://democracynow.org/2012/8/1/as_us_postal_service_faces_default

          • NewformatSux says:

            You mean Congress has decided they don’t want to have to bailout the Post Office like every other agency?

          • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

            No. He means Congress is killing the USPS so that the for profit mailers at $2.50 (whatever) per letter can make even more money when their .44 cents a letter competition is wiped out.

            USPS–one of the best examples of the good work the government can do.

            Silly to think otherwise.

      • McCullough says:

        “You’re convinced the Mittster will be our next commander in chief ???”

        uh, no. It’s Beavis or Butthead all over again.

  4. thewrongbrothers says:

    It’s not just that… If the engines ever quit , all the passengers could
    stick out there arms and flap to the nearest airfield. Think people!

    • orchidcup says:

      Engine Failure: A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

      Firewall: Section of the aircraft specially designed to let heat and smoke enter the cockpit.

      Glide Distance: Half the distance from the airplane to the nearest emergency landing field.

      Nanosecond: Time delay built into the stall warning system.

      Range: Usually about 30 miles beyond the point where all fuel tanks fill with air.

      Roger: Used when you’re not sure what else to say.

  5. Orville Wilber says:

    There’s the guy I want in charge.

  6. Dum-Dee-Dum-Dum says:

    Like I’ve been saying… HE’S A MORmON!

    Can I say that again? M-O-R-O-N!
    (Did I use one too many M’s or something?)

    …But I’d rather have a moronic idiot as President than a disloyal COMMUNIST! But that argument is probably just more evidence of how stupid Mitt Romney is for not pointing it out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HqHSkYG-Y

    • Orville Wilber says:

      Good thing no Communists are running.

      • orchidcup says:

        Yep. We don’t want no candidate that outsources jobs to Communist China.

      • Dum-Dee-Dum-Dum says:

        Good thing no Communists are running.

        You couldn’t be more wrong. Watch the video!!!

        …That is, unless you’re scared of a little truth.

  7. Tommy says:

    Question for Mitt:

    Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses, or 1 horse sized duck??

  8. Charlie says:

    He’s not bright, but I think the incident had just occurred and he was shaken about the possibility of losing his wife. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think he gets a pass on this one…

    • orchidcup says:

      “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that.

      It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound.”

      Read that again. You must have missed something.

    • spsffan says:

      Well, if he were running for any other office, I’d say yes. But remember the “call at 3 in the morning” question from 4 years ago?

      Unacceptable. Take an application for Secretary of Commerce and we’ll talk.

  9. Ken says:

    So, being an idiot, will that mean that Romney will be more of a puppet than Obama? I find that hard to believe. I suspect that they’ll be just about exactly the same when it comes to murdering foreigners, locking up or murdering Americans, and expanding government power into more aspects of our lives.

    • ± says:

      And in every other salient negative way there won’t be any difference whether Ds or Rs are in power. That is why it is both humorous and sad to watch the sheeple argue about which chair gets moved on the Titanic.

      • jpfitz says:

        The most salient comment on DU for awhile. I’m with you, both are puppets, money and corps pull the strings.

  10. orchidcup says:

    “One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use hardworking people’s money to help prevent there to be a crisis.”

    –George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

    “This is my maiden voyage. My first speech since I was the president of the United States and I couldn’t think of a better place to give it than Calgary, Canada.”

    –George W. Bush, as reported by the Associated Press, Calgary, Canada, March 17, 2009

    “I miss being pampered.”

    –George W. Bush, reflecting on his presidency, University of Texas at Tyler, Oct. 19, 2010

    George W. Bush could have done better than Willard Romoney!

  11. sargasso_c says:

    Clearly a level headed, confident decision maker who can be trusted to act responsibly with the nuclear keys.

    • orchidcup says:

      I wouldn’t trust him to drive my grandmother to church.

      Fortunately, he understands basic concepts of how commercial airliners work.

      I’ll bet he is an expert on nuclear weaponry.

  12. The Pirate says:

    When the choice is nothing but puppets, expect your choice to be a puppet.

  13. Captain Obvious says:

    Obviously the answer is ‘no’ according to Betteridge’s Law of Headlines. He was the best candidate from a group of Republicans that looked like a prison support group.

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      Which, unfortunately, says an awful lot about the current state of the Republican party.

  14. John says:

    You know nobody with any common sense ideals goes into politics anymore. The few that do have some common sense are so out voted they just don’t matter. I much rather see a successful business man like Romney who has made money and now has a successful political career. Then a Democrat who skipped over being successful in the private sector and went right into politics to spend our money. As my Dad always told me. You have more respect for money when you work for it then when people give it to you. That is the problem with Congress. No respect for how hard American’s work for the money they spend.

  15. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    The mountain of evidence certainly has piled up. Looks like the only thing we could hope for is that Rmoney is an idiot savant of the type that turns tax havens in the Cayman Islands into Jobs in America.

    Yep. Idiot Savant. Thats how I’d pitch Rmoney at the debates coming up. I think Rmoney will do VERY WELL at the debates unless the questions go 4-5 deep on the follow ups to catch out the lies. Something Rmoney has danced around so far. Otherwise, he looks the part, and he’s an idiot savant.

    I had to laugh, I can’t stand Hannity—but I’ve started to watch him as a complete and total cartoon of a human. Totally predictable which is what his partisanship allows. Some good guests, always nice to see him pivot when they disagree with his nutbaggery.

    You know, seriously folks==with the number of times the Rmoney’s have traveled by private jet and public jet, you’d think they’d have the O2 Mask thing down pat.

    Maybe just an idiot without the savant?

    • jpfitz says:

      I dislike Hannity also, he’s a tool and quite entertaining. I can’t help but watch his program when I’m bored and want a chuckle. Although on his radio program he doesn’t pivot at all, he keeps on bloviating the same rhetoric and hangs up on who isn’t with the program. He could moonlight as a stand up comic.

      Yeah, I agree, Mitts an idiot minus the savant. When Willard opens his mouth and speaks off the cuff I feel some joy and happiness, suddenly I’m more intelligent than an uber rich venture capitalist.

  16. jim g says:

    Don’t worry, Obama’s base will keep him in office.
    He’s still popular amongst all the welfare people.
    He’s the WELFARE PRESIDENT

  17. orchidcup says:

    CLICK MITT

    Go to this website and click on Willard’s photo.

    You will get a wise quote each time you click!

    • McCullough says:

      Dude, I would so vote for him if I could hear him speak these words.

      “Am I concerned if I offend people? Go fuck yourself. Does that answer your question? No? Go fuck your mother. Anything? Is this thing on? Mother fucking microphone, can’t get decent shit. What is this india? Am I running for fucking city council in india? Get me a perrier.”

      – Mitt Romney

      • Mextli: ABO says:

        +1
        “my jet runs on the tears of the poor. The mileage is stupendous.”

  18. CLICK MITT says:

    McCullough, feature us on your blog, show us some love and help get clickmitt viral, thanks man!!

  19. NewformatSux says:

    The Goldfinger thing would not happen. It was a stretch when they made the movie. The guy who did The Great Train Robbery thought the laws of physics would keep him from falling off the train.

  20. jpfitz says:

    You know all the comics are rooting for Mitt, the jokes will write themselves.

    • NewformatSux says:

      The jokes write themselves with Obama, but the writers are so liberal they say they can’t even see an angle with which one might begin to poke fun at Obama.

      • MWD78 says:

        hell, that was even alluded to in the linked article.

        ” The crowd also heard from comedian Dennis Miller and musician and record producer David Foster, portions of the evening that were closed to reporters but acknowledged by the Romneys.

        “I want to thank Dennis Miller for not just the humor, but the truth in the humor,” Romney said. “Much of what he said tonight, much of what he said was very encouraging and uplifting.”

        No visit to California by a Republican candidate could be complete without a nod to the state’s liberal bent.

        “I know in some of the communities around this particular hotel it’s hard to let people know you’re conservative without them looking at you funny,” Romney said, before noting that he had lunch with “a very famous actor — very famous. Very liberal. I won’t tell you his name or he’d shoot me… He pulled me aside, he said, ‘In this town, you really can’t get work unless you’re known as a liberal,’ and he said, ‘But no one knows how I really vote.’ And there are a lot of people that feel that way.”

      • jpfitz says:

        If so as you say, repeat a quote from Barry that will make me laugh. “All” writers are liberal. Really?

        I’m not defending anyone, just commenting on your comment. So go ahead and shoot. Give me a funny. I love to laugh, it keeps me mostly sane.

  21. Dallas says:

    Why does Willard want to endanger the lives of Americans with airplane windows that open? There are millions of white babies, many in the 53% bracket that would perish if someone opened the window when flying real high up.

  22. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    Just because it is so prevalent, and so wrong, its a species of stupidity to dismiss any election on the cause that the two parties/candidates are too similar. THAT is only working half the equation. LOOK at how they are indeed different. Then weigh and contrast and make an informed intelligent decision?

    Until then, if it doesn’t make any difference, why vote yourself, and why think it makes any difference anyone else does?

    The position is logically, common sense, and historically infantile.

    Please don’t be infantile. I’d go one, but this has been posted x10 times now.

    Silly Hoomans. McCullough…. you know who I mean.

    • McCullough says:

      Ha, ha..nice try. You know I will never vote for Obama. Homey don’t play dat.

      But you can grovel some more…if you likey.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        Who you vote for or not is not the issue.

        Ineffective dodge, looking as bright as Rmoney.

        If there is no difference between the two, then there is no reason to vote.

        Are any of you clowns advocating no difference still going to vote?????????

        Again—silly. YES==they are both bad and we would prefer Christ Himself, but that perfect candidate isn’t running. Its like pounding nails into your head. One or two nails is both bad, but given the choice, wouldn’t you go for one? and not two???

        Its Math.

        • Buckwheat says:

          Vote for “None of the Above”! (I’m really thinking seriously about doing it.) Then at least you can send a message to the bozos in the Republican and Democratic Parties that neither of their candidates measure up! Now if they understand that message is a completely different story…

          • jpfitz says:

            If your a young person the voting experience should not be written off. The world today may seem bleak and what’s the point creeps in. I say go vote all the incumbents in both houses out. Make a statement even if Washington appears to become more corrupt.

  23. McCullough says:

    Zero against zero still equals zero.

    • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

      Zero plus/minus/times/divided Zero equals Zero. I don’t know what “against” does. Sounds more like a double zero to me?

      But its a nonsense response. The type of ineffective “thinking” you get when never challenged by what you say/think.

      Accepting as best I can the undefined terms of your mathematical analysis, you are AS STATED ABOVE===only looking at how the D and R’s are the same, ie, both Zeros. Now, look at the Differences.

      You do understand what a difference is don’t you? And there are many. Wanting to keep, repeal, expand Obama Care is just one issue.

      Are you voting or not? If this was just you and me McC==I wouldn’t even engage this argument. but Pedro has a short attention span. He’s even starting to yawn.

  24. UncDon says:

    “The reason I had the dog on the roof is so he could breathe better. There was only enough oxygen in the car for me.”

  25. MWD78 says:

    At least Gingrich knew to build moonbases since there isn;t any oxygen to breathe on the moon.

  26. msbpodcast says:

    and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that.

    Oh man, what a fucking mor(m)on. He sounds unbelievably stupid.

    Why don’t they have window you can roll down on a plane?

    What the fuck does Mittenz want?

    To go back to open cockpit planes flying at 75 miles per hou?

    I never again want to hear objections to my proposal based on any elitist argument about the moral or intellectual superiority of the rich.

    I feel like I’m watching a remake of Being There.

    All you need to be president in this country is to be a stupid white guy.

  27. Ken Esq says:

    Mitt, it’s easy just strap her to the roof of the plane…

  28. NewformatSux says:

    Somehow Romney is the stupid one, while Obama goes on The View rather than meet with world leaders.
    He said he would meet with leaders without preconditions, but apparently now the conditions are you can’t be an ally of the US and there can’t be a campaign underway.

    • jpfitz says:

      Netanyahu wants to war with Iran. He’s a Zionist. Barry is avoiding a public decision about Iran wisely. Taking his time is a wise decision. The View is just a squirrel.

      Right, let us bomb Iran without proof of WMD’s, F’in Bush got us into a shitstorm on fabricated lies, spilling the blood of our brave service members. Can’t we learn from history.

  29. Peppeddu says:

    I am not against Republicans, I loved Reagan.

    But if Romney is the best they’ve got we’re in for another “oops we’ve made a mistake” war


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