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Romney: "I did not have economic relations with that company."

There's something weird about Bain Capital. It seems that the company was going along doing what ordinary private-equity firms do—buying and selling companies, making lots of money—until about 1999 or so, when things took a sinister turn. At that point, terrible things began to happen. The firms they backed went into bankruptcy, costing thousands of people their jobs, while Bain still walked away with millions in management fees. They invested in companies that profited from outsourcing and offshoring. Who knows, they may have been producing magical hair-thickening elixirs made from the tears of orphans. Every time one of these new revelations comes out, it seems to concern the period after 1999. But fortunately for Mitt Romney, he has an explanation: When all these bad things happened, I was no longer part of the firm. I left in 1999, when I took the job leading the Salt Lake City Olympics.

Yet today, the Boston Globe comes out with an investigation that seems to reveal that Romney was still in charge after he left for Salt Lake:

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Romney : "I did not have economic relations with that company"

Clinton : "I did have sexual relations with that woman, Monica lewinsky."

What are the odds that these two clowns would come off sounding the same.

Romulan and Billy Jeff must be talkin to each other....lol

I thought exactly the

I thought exactly the same.

When I saw Romney's comment the first thing that came to my mind was Clinton's comment. These comments are carved exactly from the same tree; the tree of lying politicians.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

And Condoleza would say: "I

And Condoleza would say: "I did not have any relation with those warmongers".

Couldn't resist

http://memegenerator.net/instance/23436527

"No physical quantity explains it's own existence, and no amount of time can consume an infinite series of events to bring you to the present, which means all of these somewhere have to be explained by one self-existent cause which is not physical."

If only

we could prove that Bain/clearchannel were behind the Black OUT Ron Paul
by acting as if he didn't exist. Like when Erin Brochovich found the letters
linking Corp. to substations with direct orders of what were clearly violations.
I don't care if what they [Bain] did was legal or not, it was pure evil and the public should
be aware of it...especially those who listen to clear channel broadcasts.

Someone check the dress that the company was wearing...

also where is the dry cleaning ticket?

File a complaint with the SEC!

Time to shed some light on Mitten's past. The following link will allow you to file a complaint to the SEC about Bain Capital's material misrepresentation of Romney being the CEO. Someone is lying and it needs to be investigated by the people whose job it is to prevent this kind of thing.

https://denebleo.sec.gov/TCRExternal/questionaire.xhtml

It did not take many clicks

through start page searching...

to find the link between Bain Capital and the closing of a major, long term employer in my own town and rape the retirement accounts of many people. :(

Several other extinct local companies are in my searching future as time allows.

It depends on what IS is

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the--if he--if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not--that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true." - Bill Clinton

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/chatterbox/1...

jaseed's picture

bumper sticker shortage

I think we need another:
"I did not have economic relations with that company"
"I am pro-life" - Mitt Romney
in the context of Richard M. Nixon..."I am not a crook" with a peace sign from fingers on each hand.

see yall in Tampa!

"My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them".
Senator Barry Goldwater, Senator Rand Paul
and others.

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

HeeHee!

HeeHee!

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman." - B Clinton

M Romney: "I did not have economic relations with that company." new

B Clinton: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." old

Presidential speech writer: "I did not have grammatical relations with that noun." date unknown

Denial: A river in Egypt.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Yes, No, Maybe

it depends on what "IS" is.

just me?

this title reminded me of clinton's " i did not have sexual relations with that woman", sorry but i felt the need to share this one :D

I think that was

kind of the point, lol..... :C)

Now he just needs to bite his

Now he just needs to bite his lower lip.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

YAY-RP is the NOMINEE!! Everyone can Kick Back now and

just be chillin'

LIBERTY is in the BAG!!

WooooooooHOOOOOOOOOO-No need to lift a finger!!

Poppies

Trying this again

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Michael Nystrom's picture

You would know

Yup, just be chillin' with:

And a bunch of useless posts just trying to raise suspicion and create division on the site.

I don't know what your deal is, but you're not helping, and if you keep it up, I can't see much value in keeping this forum open to you.

Thank You, Michael!

Time to weed the garden...

YAY, this is it Folks-No need to lift another finger RP is NOW

the NOMINEE-YIPEE!!

Just go back to your personal lives and wait for the announcement that the boring formalities have been completed-all that i dotting and t crossing-Dull, Dull, Dull.

Poppies.

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Hey, it is P.Au.L. on the Front Page of the DP-Again-What a

Surprise.

What is that-4 Days in a row?

P.Au.L. that has had an account for 5 yrs 24 weeks yet has only posted since late July 2011?

P.Au.L. that has made a grand total of ONE (1) comment in 5 Years 24 weeks.

What was that comment?

"Bump"

Bumping one of his/her posts.

Who is P.Au.L.? I haven't a clue but this much I know:

1. On the Front Page of the DP near daily all of a sudden.

2. The above described strange user account.

3. Posted a few days ago that RP already has the 5 states needed to be nominated at the convention. For this assertion he provided a clip from FOX recorded in May 2012.

This was posted just prior to the critical Nebraska R Convention?

Not like saying(well yeah, it is exactly like saying); "Don't sweat Nebraska folks, FOX told us we got it in the bag back in May". Our pals at FOX.

Then yesterday, P.Au.L. posts an interview of a guy named Austin Petersen, Austin Petersen of "FREEDOM WORKS" where this dude Petersen just repeats the standard establishment talking points about RP and the LIBERTY Movement?? Stuff like: "RP is NOT going to win the nomination" and "RP always knew that" and it was never about winning the nomination. Also, "RP supporters a small, vocal minority" and "being allowed a 15 min speaking slot(not in Prime Time no doubt) would be a great Victory". Implying that was the goal all along-just like the meme of the establishment for months.

More on P.Au.L's pal Austin Petersen and "FREEDOMWORKS":

http://www.austinpetersen.com/html/about.php?psi=37

Excerpts from the full Bio linked above:

"Austin Petersen is the new Director of Interactive Media at the Tea Party think tank "FreedomWorks", as well as the Executive Producer/CEO of Stonegait Pictures, LLC., a for-profit consulting firm that provides high end video and photography as well as consulting services for a wide range of clients."

"After three years of working in the entertainment business, Austin became engaged in politics during the 2008 Presidential election cycle and moved to Washington DC to accept a job at the Libertarian National Committee."

"Through social media and a newly developed internship program, he effectively doubled the size and scope of the activism portion of the Libertarian Party from 2008-2009

even serving on the Presidential campaign for

Bob Barr,

former House Representative from the State of Georgia."

"After his time with Atlas he joined the

Fox Business Network

in 2010 and returned to New York City to work at

Fox."

"FREEDOMWORKS" is to FREEDOM as the PATRIOT ACT is to Patriotism.

Recent Email sent out by "FREEDOMWORKS" soliciting support for Neo-Cons Alan West and Steve King:

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Is it possible to have some transparency on the Daily Paul on how/whom Front Pages what? How hard would it be to provide a record of who makes the FP decision for each item FPed?

Having something on the FP is very powerful. All of us have our own views on nearly every topic and we have "camps" on the DP. Would it be beneficial to have some transparency regarding "FRONT PAGING" so as to discourage a camp or camps from dominating the very powerful Front Page Real Estate?

Who could/would be against having it documented who Front Paged what? What benefit is there in having that information remain unknown to the DP community?

User P.Au.L. has been Front Paged approx. 3/4 days in a row?

P.S. Michael, I know you are very busy but please comment on this when you have a moment. Thanks

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Michael Nystrom's picture

Lighten up dude

P.Au.L = Peace | Gold | Liberty. It the the Daily Paul's Editor account, and it is used to post stories that are otherwise missed by members of the community.

Jeez. Lighten up. The Austin Peterson video gave a different perspective. It had nothing to do with Allen West, Steve King, etc. It got 90-something upvotes, and one downvote (you).

In response to your questions:

Is it possible to have some transparency on the Daily Paul on how/whom Front Pages what? How hard would it be to provide a record of who makes the FP decision for each item FPed?

Here is all the transparency you need: Stories on the front page are chosen by me, the moderators & editors.

Having something on the FP is very powerful. All of us have our own views on nearly every topic and we have "camps" on the DP. Would it be beneficial to have some transparency regarding "FRONT PAGING" so as to discourage a camp or camps from dominating the very powerful Front Page Real Estate?

You sound like a socialist. Should everyone get a turn, and an equal voice?

Who could/would be against having it documented who Front Paged what? What benefit is there in having that information remain unknown to the DP community?

Who could be against it? Me, that is who. You sound like the IRS. I've already got to keep track of every penny that comes into this site and goes out. I've got viruses and malware attacking the site. I've got trolls and rogue users attacking the site. I've got others that are just being gadflies and posting useless threads like Money Bomb for Allen West and Steve King.

And you want me to be responsible to you? (Who are you again?)

If I were in a better mood, like on most days, I would find this funny and would just laugh it off.

But today I'm in a very foul mood because of that malware attack yesterday, so you better watch your step.

User P.Au.L. has been Front Paged approx. 3/4 days in a row?

Yes, because this community is shrinking, so a lot of stories that would once have been picked up by community members are going unnoticed.

I really appreciate the reply-Could we have a brief conversation

here so you know where I am coming from on this and can explain myself.

Michael, I have been here quite some time. Like all humans I have my faults. However, not being fully committed to LIBERTY, RP and this community/DP LIBERTY resource are not among those faults.

Sorry you are in a foul mood but it is understandable.

There was an incident that occurred some time back-you may recall-I had only asked for an opportunity to explain myself/my side of the story before a final decision was made-that request was not granted.

If you wish/decide to ban me that is completely your prerogative-your property, your property right. I support that right.

If that is what you decide-farewell-best wishes to you-your endeavors-the movement and thanks you for the great years I have had as a user here. No hard feelings whatsoever.

If you grant my request above-please indicate so in reply here. I will explain my thinking on this in full detail with a mind toward your being able to attend to more pressing issues as soon as possible.

Again, Thanks for replying on this.

g

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Michael Nystrom's picture

G,

I appreciate your response. At the moment, I don't have time to talk. Perhaps you could send an email.

Not to be disrespectful, but everyone has opinions about how this website should be run. And frankly, at the moment, I've got some EXTREMELY pressing things to deal with.

So please don't take offense. But my email box and faceboox message box is full of messages that say, "Mike, can I get a quick second to talk to you about something really important."

Can you please put it in an email?

Thanks Michael

I just had something big come up in my real life/"A" priority so I need to back burner this-which seems fortunate for both of us.

Thanks for granting my request to explain myself.

No need to concern yourself further w/ this now. I will get back to you via email at a later time.

In the interim-I will cool it w/ my posts, comments of this nature, i.e. anything the least controversial and/or puzzling/unclear.

Thank You very much again-I really appreciate it

g

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

I haven't been here all that long....

But you have always been/or seemed to be a very courteous and concerned member of the DP. Good Luck w whatever pressing issue just came up and thank you for your request for transparency. If it means anything, you aren't the only one thinking it.

Excellent points

I wouldn't trust anybody who worked with Bob Barr, or anyone who promotes the idea that we should just let Romney take the nomination.

However, that does not mean we cannot evalute ideas that are presented.

Somebody presents an idea that we should let Romney just take it or that the 5 states are in the bag? Yeah, we should ignore such nonsense.

But that does not mean a stopped watch can't be right occasionally. If anti-Romney articles can help the RP cause, then I don't care WHO presents it.

You have a good point, though. The person's account is very strange.

The Koch Brothers have some MAJOR Cash.

My life experience, thus far, is that it is surprising how many/whom can be influenced by cash-so surprising-it is not surprising.

Again, the FRONT PAGE REAL ESTATE is very Powerful.

How does someone get on the Front Page near daily-all of a sudden?

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

Michael Nystrom's picture

Hmmm... let me try some of your tactics on you

And see how you like it.

Woah! The Koch Brothers have a lot of cash -- How would you know unless you're on the take? How much money are they paying you to spam this site with your divisive posts?

You've posted that Freedom Works email twice now asking for money for Allen West and Steve King, and even put up a money bomb thread for them.

Not to mention the moneybomb thread for them. Whoo-wee. Not only the front page, but any post on the Daily Paul is powerful. Since few of your posts recently are front-page worthy, I guess this is the best you can do.

How does someone get on the Front Page near daily-all of a sudden?

If you're asking me to put your Steve King / Allen West Moneybomb thread on the front page, the answer is no.

Now quit spamming my board!