Monday, July 16, 2007

WOOF! if you hate Mitt Romney

I guess it was only a matter of time. "Dogs Against Romney" is a blog by & for dogs who stand in solidarity against GOP candidate, Mitt Romney. Why the canine uprising? Well, it all stems from their outrage at this charming little anecdote (Boston Globe profile, June 27, 2oo7):
The destination for this journey in the summer of 1983 was his parents' cottage on the Canadian shores of Lake Huron.
[...] Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. He'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog.
Then Romney put his boys on notice: He would be making predetermined stops for gas, and that was it.
[...]As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway. It was a tiny preview of a trait he would grow famous for in business: emotion-free crisis management.
Nice, eh? You know, it's been almost three weeks since that article appeared, and I'm still shaking my head that his own son contributed that anecdote. I guess it was supposed to exemplify Mitt's "emotion-free crisis management." Romney, surprised at the ootrage expressed by animal rights groups and...well...just about everyone with blood in their veins, issued the following response:
sometimes when the stories come out in the media they don't quite get it accurate. The kennel that my family pet used to ride in is enclosed. It's not an open aired kennel. It's enclosed and there are air vents of course at the back. My family pet used to climb up there and lie down on his own. And we love our family pets. Have always loved our family pets. And have nothing but honor and pride in taking care of great dogs. We've had quite a few. (h/t to Ana Marie Cox)
I guess that's the kind of bloodless response you'd expect from the feller who promised to "double Guantanamo." Is it the cruelty? The cages? Should we check his house for dungeon gear?

{Aside: This is just a shot in the dark, but what do you want to bet that Romney goes out of his way to avoid "free range" eggs?}

So, that's the background. Now get yourselves over to "Dogs against Romney" and pledge your solidarity (er...your dog's solidarity) to the cause. Once there, you will meet Rusty, the founder:
Hi, I'm Rusty. I am afraid of high speeds. In fact, high speeds scare the crap out of me. My owner is helping me get the word out against Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is mean to dogs. He scares us.
On behalf of my fambly dog, Ted: Go, Rusty, Go! Puppies of the world, unite!


Anonymous Ghost of Seamus said...

WOOF! WoofwoofwoofwoofWOOF! WOOF WOOFwoofwoofwoofwoof! Woofwoof! WoofwoofwoofwoofwoofwoofWOOF!


7/16/2007 3:59 PM  
Anonymous ghost of seamus said...

I love mitt! he is the best owner anyone could ask for. woof woof bark!

7/18/2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger Laser said...

Please look below at the foward message which was sent Directly to Colm F Connolly himself

We have provided proof of over 100 statutory violations in the bankruptcy matter of eToys 01-706 (Del Bankr. 2001)
The Dept of Justice did not seek disqualification of the attorneys who admitted to filing multiple, intentionally false, Rule 2014 affidavits.

Contrary to their oath of office, 28 USC 586(a)(3)(F) and in direct violation of 18 USC 3057(a) the United States Trustee actually & speciously sought immunity for the felony violations and the US Trustee has aggressively sought to assist defrauding our Court approved contract work by seeking to strike and expunge our proofs of fraud and perjury by powerful law firms connected to Mitt Romney.

The Asst US Trustee Frank Perch did motion to disgorge Traub $1.6 million, but mentioned nothing about the false affidavits of Morris Nichols (MNAT)

The Director of the Dept of Justice EOUST emailed us that he would take care of the issues.

The the US Attorney for the new Region 3 Trustee, Mark Kenney offered the right to circumvent the law and a "get out of jail free card" to the perpetrators.

MNAT represented both Bain and eToys when it the court approved the selling of the eToys assets to Bain. This is Collusion to defraud the estate for tens of millions of dollars.MNAT now represents Bain in the KB bankruptcy case (Del Bankr 04-10120).

We have now found the missing link, just this past week, that offers explanation of the "nolle prosequi" of the Dept of Justice, that being the reason why the US Attorney's office has refused to prosecute MNAT. For the US Attorney for Delaware is Colm F Connolly. Connolly was (and may be still) a partner at MNAT when eToys sold the assets to MNAT's other client Bain.

Lawrence Friedman, Frank Perch and Debra Yang (Pres Bush Corp Fraud Task Force) have all subsequently resigned from their key positions at the Dept of Justice, without providing an sufficient remedy of the matter.
The US Attorney in Delaware who has refused to prosecute MNAT or Bain is Colm F Connolly, who is now being considered for a Fed Judge position. As such Connolly's resume is now public knowledge.
While it seems to be a good career move not to investigate or prosecute your partners, associates and clients. Especially when such is connected to your future boss, a Presidential hopefull. (Miit Romney owns Bain,KB, eToys, Stage Stores, SanKaty)

It is however, a matter of grave concern when eventually get "caught"!

(please see and the US Trustee Disgorge Motion eToys Docket item 2195, the Dept of Justice Settlement and immunity motion eToys docket item 2201 and the Court's Opinion approving the Settlement motion docket item 2302 which can be seen here
The Disgorge motion only addresses 3 of the more than 100 statutory violations we have proven. They seek to cover up all the others with the Stipulation to Settle providing illegal permission to Circumvent the Law with the following clause agreed upon

"WHEREAS the United States Trustee shall not seek to compel TBF to make any additional disclosures"

Such latitude to deliberately circumvent the Law, specifically 327(a) is not even permitted of a Federal Justice, as can be seen in the cases such as In re Middleton Arms, First Jersey Securites and In re United Artist.
Which states, the Courts are forbidden from contravening clear, unambiguous statutory mandates of 327(a).
A finding of non disclosure of conflict of interest mandates disqualification.

Laser Haas

10/13/2007 2:16 AM  
Blogger Laser said...


Romney is enjoying "nolle prosequi" on perjury and $300 million in fraud, even before he is in office, what do you think will happen after?

12/05/2007 1:16 AM  

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