iBike 2012: Bibleburg to Flagstaff

One of my favorite spots in Santa Fe. Or anywhere else, come to think of it.

One of my favorite spots in Santa Fe. Or anywhere else, come to think of it.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (MDM) — There’s nothing quite like listening to Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” while motoring through the New Mexican desert, flipping the bird to Mitt Romney billboards.

I made the usual stops en route — Ten Thousand Waves, which as usual was awesome; and Second Street Brewery, which oddly was not (I guess everyone has a bad day coming, and theirs was Sunday night).

As I barreled westward the CD player spared me the news that the RomneyBot v2.012 had managed to waffle-stomp its electronic pecker again. I didn’t catch up on that action until I came within range of KNAU just outside Flagstaff, and may I say that it’s always pleasant to have one’s worst suspicions confirmed?

The guy called slightly less than half the country a shiftless bunch of jigaboos, beaners and white-trash layabouts who while away the hours sleeping off a drunk in their Cadillacs until it’s time to cruise down to the welfare office and harvest a bale of feddle-gummint money before getting their gold tooth polished at the Mayo Clinic.

The janitors at the Republican National Committee must have had a hell of a time sweeping up all the hair on the floor after that pail of mierda hit the abanico. But I bet they were whistling while they worked.

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18 Responses to “iBike 2012: Bibleburg to Flagstaff”

  1. Libby Says:

    I don’t think Romney’s supporters and those who will vote for him are bothered a whit by his remarks.
    Now, your supporters are glad you have gotten away on your road trip!

    • David R Says:

      Unfortunately Libby, I think you’re absolutely right…

      • Steve O Says:

        I keep repeating this Jon Stewart quote, but here goes:
        You can’t love America but hate half the people living here.

        Why the fuck do these guys want to govern when they have such contempt for half of their constituents?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Troo dat, Libby and David. If anything, they probably feel he understated the situation. And yeah, what Steve said. Isn’t it enough to own the joint? Do they have to run it, too? I thought that scutwork like that was what the 99 percent was for.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Romney and his buddies want to get control of the ATM lock, stock, and barrel. If we get a Romney presidency and GOP Congress, the model for the country will be Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, where Romney and the Koch brothers tar and feather a repentant Scrooge and send him to the work farm to be re-educated.

  2. Bill S. Says:

    Do you think that there’s anything that guy can say that will make some of his more modest-earning supporters say “Do you think that he might have meant me when he said that…?”

  3. Ira Says:

    As an outsider looking in, Romney’s remarks left me with some questions.
    – If it’s true that 47% of the US doesn’t earn enough to pay taxes, doesn’t that indicate a poverty problem?
    – If Warren Buffett is correct in saying the rich pay disproportionately less taxes than everyone else, isn’t the middle class footing one hell of a tab?

    • Derek Says:

      No that can’t be right. 2+2 is 17. Hey look a squirrel!! Wait what was that math again? As an american voter I am horrified that you would ask me to hold two thoughts in my head long enough to connect them somehow. Please repeat only one statement at a time so that I may fully absorb them concept.
      Thank you for your attention in this matter.

      • Ira Says:

        Derek, I’m just trying to absorb that for a country that bills itself as the richest on earth, it seems incredible that nearly half of it’s people are too poor to pay taxes. The system is broken and it’s drifting North. The current PM of Canada worships all things American. Good luck in the upcoming election, the US is due for real change.

      • Steve O Says:

        It’s partially that earnings are down. But mostly, it’s supposedly a GOP success story that tax reform lowered the tax burden on so many.

        That’s how incoherent the GOP platform is. One, taxes are too high, but two, they’re also too low.

        It’s a party of nothing but angry people. And tell them that, and watch how mad they get.

    • Boz Says:

      Like the very rich Mark Cuban said ” these people all pledge to die for their country, but they don’t want to pay taxes”. They just want someone else to pay more taxes instead is more like it. And for the government to be run like a company! Imagine how much fun Mittens would have laying off citizens. He could send the 47% to China to work in sweat shops so that the 53% could pay no taxes and all be gazillionaires. This is all getting to be too much for my small brain to comprehend, so I’ll just go hit my parents up for a couple of hundred grand and start a business. It’s just that easy.

  4. Derek Says:

    er… “the concept” not “them concept” see, I can’t even use the right words in my native language.

  5. Steve O Says:

    Watch out for guys like this:

    http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/289866/346/Video-shows-motorist-harassing-cyclists

  6. khal spencer Says:

    I feel guilty already, having taken advantage of all those Federal and New York State higher education loans. Count me as one of those shiftless beggars..

  7. Jeff Cozad Says:

    I bet you wore your finger out….

  8. Ira Says:

    How aboot voting for Canada? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BrhA0sEkuaM

  9. Larry T. Says:

    The tax thing was simply more BIG LIE action. OK, so these folks pay ZERO income tax (MItty pays only around 14% don’t forget) but they cough up PLENTY of taxes – those withheld from their paychecks as working stiffs. Of course Mitty knows nothing about getting a paycheck because all his loot comes in the form of capital gains – and we all know he wants those taxes reduced. As the campaign goes on it’s more and more clearly the 99% vs the 1%.

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