No, We don’t Belong to the Government. The Government Belongs to Us

I hope this is a practical joke.  I really hope this is some troll looking to cause outrageous outrage in the conservative/libertarian blogsphere and laugh about how gullible we are.  Because if not…ugh.

We belong to the government?  Really?  Are the democrats that tone deaf or did they just decide to stop pretending?

h/t Ace

Update:  Alas, not a practical joke.  Per Hot Air, the Romney campaign has already responded.  Looks like they’re one of the 3 people that actually read this blog.

Yes, rest assured, Romney and the GOP are already working on ads about this. It’s the GOP that cut the clip and circulated it, in fact. Mitt himself evidently can’t wait to get started:

We don’t belong to government, the government belongs to us.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 4, 2012

Though I suspect it’s not Mitt reading my blog so much as I’m not as original as I thought.


Sand: Not the Best Material for Handling the Rain

There’s a sand sculpture of President Obama in Charlotte a few blocks from the convention hall.  The sculpture’s taken some damage from periodic rainstorms that come through the area.

A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte on Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.

Kinda creepy, actually


Most of the damage seems to be near the base of the sculpture, as it’s covered by an overhead breezeway.  Ironic that the  convention is in North Carolina, the sculpture is sponsored by a city in South Carolina, and the sand is from an inland mine.

But landlocked Charlotte is nearly 200 miles from the ocean — and the sand is actually from a mine in South Carolina.

Looks like there will be a few jobs created or saved…at least until the end of the convention while workers patch up damage after every good thunderstorm.