Smart Liberal and Female


$100 Million IRA. Really Mitt??
September 2, 2012, 7:24 pm
Filed under: election 2012, politics | Tags: , , ,

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/08/11/mitt_romneys_ira_is_unlikely_centerpiece_of_wealth_and_tax_avoidance/

Interesting little nugget of fun that has gotten very little press.  I’d love for someone to explain to me how someone amasses $100 million in an IRA legally and ethically?

http://beginnersinvest.about.com/od/sepira/a/sep-ira-contribution-limits.htm

So lets say Mitt began earning money his first year of life.  Lets also say he’s been able to contribute $50k a year (I’ve rounded up here) for every year he’s been alive.  He is 65.  That would mean he should have a grand total of $3,250,000.  HUH???

There’s a bit of a discrepancy here.  

$100,000,000 – $3,250,000 = $96,750,000

Now I’ve asked a few friends that work in the financial industry about this.  One shook his head and said, “I have NO idea.”  Another smirked and said, “Probably by undervaluing stock.”  WHAT? You can do that??  He said, “Ethically no.”  Nice.

So someone tell me how Mitt Romney legally and ethically got $96,750,000 of extra money into his IRA?  Unless he is really 2000 years old???  We will probably NEVER know as the guy won’t release his tax returns!

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Facebook….UGH
September 2, 2012, 7:01 pm
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I held off getting Facebook until a few months ago this year.  I had tried the MySpace thing, and easily bored with it.  I recently was hired by a client to do a Facebook page for them, and in doing so I found it very hard to see what the page would look like from a visitors perspective.  Thus why I created my own page.  I found myself unable to stop looking at it.  I think it may in a way be addictive.  

Over the last couple of weeks I have watched with wonder as “friends” of mine have posted likes to Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and other various republican candidates.  I would shake my head in disgust and move on.  To be fair, I too have posted political bits, or liked the President’s page.  I’m wondering now if they were shaking their head in wonder and disgust as well.

What finally put me over the edge was a friend had liked or posted (can’t remember which) a page that said something to the affect of “Click like and reply Amen if you want to see Christian values restored to the United States like our forefathers intended.”  Now this may seem like a pretty mild statement, I was puzzled and surprised to see her supporting this.  I then went into the comments section – big mistake as this was around 12:00 AM and left me seething in bed for nearly 2 hours.  Comments like “Amen Throw that bum Obama out” or “Hard to do with a Muslim President” and “Amen. Obama sucks.”  Very Christian of them.  There were a considerable number of simple “Amens” as well and a few rational comments thrown in.   One witty person asked “What about the Jews?”

As I laid there seething, I found myself getting ready to send my friend a scathing message about our founding fathers, why many immigrated to America in the first place, and things like this were exactly why I am hesitant to call myself a Christian.  I could go on and on about this, but I’ll spare everyone the lecture.  I also felt the urge to say the President IS a Christian you giant jackass, but that isn’t the point.  What if he wasn’t???  Would it really matter?  Are we so intolerant of other religions and religious beliefs that we think by labeling someone a Muslim that makes them a bad person??  

Needless to say, something rational in me kicked in and I simply deactivated my page.  As I mentioned this to a friend today, she liked Facebook to the days of the gladiators.  It’s a place where everyone gathers, they shout out nonsense, and bully to the death.  

So…so long Facebook.  For my personal sanity and sleep I bid you adieu.  



I’m Baaaccckkkk….
September 2, 2012, 6:41 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Just saying.  

Like nearly everything I start, I let this go by the wayside.  However, I’ve decided I need an outlet as my anger rises.  So as I mentioned in the title, “I’m back.”



Beware of Jim Coleman Toyota in Bethesda, MD
December 4, 2009, 11:35 am
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1. Found a car at Jim Coleman Toyota.

2. Was told that I couldn’t pick up the car because the O2 Sensor part wasn’t in

3. Picked up car on October 28, 2009 and Sean Flemming told us the engine lights (check engine and service engine) were on because it would take a few restarts and running for them to shut off.

4. Called Sean 2 days later to tell him that the light was not going off and that the mirrors didn’t work. It was NEVER disclosed to us the mirrors didn’t work.

5. Called Sean numerous times about lights and mirrors. Didn’t hear back from him.

6. Dealership called about safety and emissions. I told lady on phone that we were concerned about lights and that Sean was not calling us back. She said call Phil Stillman – used car manager.

7. I left message for Phil two times. No return call.

8. Dealership called me again about Tom having a Washington drivers license-I again said I’d been leaving messages for both of them. She said she would give Phil the message.

9. Phil called me on that Wednesday and said he would look into in and call me back. He never did.

10. My husband just took car up to dealership on that Saturday and had them look at light. They said they forgot to reset the light and they did it. They also said someone from sales would come talk to him about mirrors. He waited 2 hours. No one came out. He left. They said someone would call.

11. That Monday car lights still on. I called and left another message for Phil.

12. Then called again and asked for Phil’s boss. I got the new car manager Roy. He tried to sell me a new car. Said someone would call me back.

13. By 2:00 no one had called. I called again. This time spoke to Tim Martin. He apologized and thanked me for my patience. Told me to bring car up. Someone would look at it Monday.

14. I took car up to dealership on 28th. He came out looked at car. Said he would call me by mid week.

15. On Wednesday evening I had not heard from Tim so I sent him a text at 6:36 asking what was going on. He replied at 6:41 “hi getting car back in the am I will call you tomorrow”

16. My husband text him at 11:51

17. He called me at 2:00 to say they had never shut the light off and there was nothing wrong with the car. I asked him, “Then why did they say 2 weeks ago when we brought the car up that they’d shut the light off?” He said, “Well I never got a straight answer about that” He also said, “I’ll call you in a half an hour about the mirrors.” I said “So basically they blew us off when we drove up there and waited two hours?” He had no response except I’ll call you in half an hour.

 18. By 6:03 PM I text him – “I didn’t hear back, is the car ready?”

19. The next morning we still hadn’t heard. So my husband text him again. His response, “have them shortly just waiting on a cost for the mirror switch and labor to see if you want to repair it.”

20. 12/4-Left message for General Manager Brian Smith. He called me back and basically said, sorry that’s too bad. That if the mirrors weren’t cracked they were fine. I informed him I was taking car to mechanic. That I didn’t believe anything his dealership had to say.

So basically we just got taken for a ride, possibly a very expensive one. I more than likely would have bought the car with the mirrors not working, but I do not feel it was honest to not disclose they didn’t work. Plus now you’ve had my car for a week and you are telling me all it was was a light wasn’t turned off??? That took me two trips to Bethesda??? I can’t believe this! It seems like a sitcom show, except when it really happens to you it isn’t funny. I wouldn’t recommend your dealership to anyone!



More Classy Candidates for the Republican Party…
September 18, 2009, 10:39 am
Filed under: bailout, election 2010, politics

Linda McMahon running for Senate in Connecticut….need I say more???  She apparently feels compelled due to “Washington’s spending”. 

Should I enter the entertainment field because of their crappy product???

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/



More Tea Party Bullshit…
September 13, 2009, 9:42 am
Filed under: election 2008, Election 2009, election 2010, election 2012, politics

Now some will ask why I’ve chosen to attack this particular group of idiots again, and well there are a few different reasons.

     1.  Because they are stupid,

     2.  Because they get so mad, and

     3.  Well…because it’s fun.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/12/tea.party.express/index.html



Tea Party My Ass…
September 12, 2009, 12:50 pm
Filed under: election 2008, Election 2009, election 2010, election 2012, politics | Tags: , , ,

I mean really.  What the fuck is this all about?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27058.html

I didn’t see these fools up in arms when a REPUBLICAN President and a REPUBLICAN Congress were spending like mad and dragging us into expensive wars, did you?!




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