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Mitt Can’t Go Home Again

Why yes I do look like a goddessMitt Romney is giving up on his roots, the Swedes are embarrassed, and “.pizza” is available as a domain name! It’s a trippy day all around, folks.
  • Mitt Romney is forsaking his home states Michigan, Massachusetts, and California, because he knows he can’t win in them. He becomes the first ever presidential candidate to do so. Congrats, Mitt! [The Daily Beast]
  • The @sweden Twitter account, which is given to a new Swede every week to highlight the country’s diversity, was recently taken over by a young woman who went on a rant against Jews. There was no way to foresee such a thing could happen. [Slate]
  • There are some new internet domain names available! Quick, pick up .[yourname] before someone turns it into, say, a dating website (like www.sulagna.com used to be). [NPR]
  • And finally, Michelle Obama has joined Pinterest! Unfortunately it’s not about her super awesome style — of course, the First Lady has more important things to pin up! But still…[Washington Post]

Comments

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  • nounverb911

    Maybe Mitt should consider Utah for his next compound. There's an opening in Juniper Creek.

  • Barb

    Mitt doesn't have to go home. I suggest that he just go to hell.

    • noodlesalad

      No, it already says he gave up on Michigan.

    • Callyson

      I'll settle for him getting out of California (bad enough Reagan *and* Nixon were from here) and staying out of the White House…

      • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

        Yes, I'm totally sick of Mormon influence in CA.
        They sure didn't do themselves any favors by inundating us with Yes on Prop 8 propaganda.
        And just when I was thinking, "eh, they're harmless enough."
        (Nice PR move, guys!)

        I agree, Reagan and Nixon were bad enough.

  • el_donaldo

    Any rumors about why Sulagna was sleeping in today? Seizures {wink, wink}?

    • Guppy

      We don't have seizures around here, we have the DT's.

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ slowhansolo

    Funny how these guys always give up on the states that know them best.

    • mormos

      million upfists

      • Steverino247

        There's just not enough lube in the world…

    • lulzmonger

      I upfisted the FUCK out of this & recommend others do the same.
      It's hilarious because it's true!

  • mavenmaven

    What would the now inevitable Chuck Grassley Pinterest page look like?

    • el_donaldo

      What's the visual scrapbook equivalent of a long, slow stroke? Maybe the same photo of an ear of corn over and over again.

  • Come here a minute

    Mitt shouldn't quit on those states. His witty lay-off jokes will win them over yet.

  • Reginald_Perrin

    Maybe Mitt should consider going to his ancestral homeland, sunny Mexico.

    • VaWyo

      To visit the graves of his 14 grandmothers.

  • nounverb911

    Hey, I just nabbed .Wonkette! .Rmoney is next.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    SLUGGO!

    You used to be a dating site?

    Say, baby, come here often?

  • noodlesalad

    I heard they outsourced the plant that produced Mittbot 2012 to China a few years ago anyway.

    • mormos

      guess who oversaw the outsourcing

  • Billmatic

    Dumb Swedish girl, everybody in Kazakhstan know Jews have horns and claws.

  • SexySmurf

    given to a new Swede every week to highlight the country’s diversity

    Which ranges all the way from platinum blond bikini model to yellow-haired, incoherent chef.

    • MosesInvests

      Bork, bork, bork!

    • Butch_Wagstaff

      But the felt fella is smarter.

  • Goonemeritus

    Not Sweden too, and I love their furniture and porn so much.

  • Ryy

    I just want to point out that there has never been a single case of anti-semitism documented in northern Europe, and only a few very minor cases in Europe generally.

    • Negropolis

      Bwahahahaha!

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    It would have been much less embarassing to let the most famous Sveed, the Sveedish Chef, tweet.

    "Byork Byork! BYORK!!!

  • SayItWithWookies

    Hell, Mitt's not even welcome at an Iowa diner anymore — I guess that's what happens when you run into a place like you own it, damage the furniture, diss the actual owner, gouge the equipment and leave the place trashed. In case you were wondering what he'd do to America.

  • Pragmatist2

    It's weird that the Swedish lady tweets in English.

    • BerkeleyBear

      Sweden has long used English as its second/unofficial language. From the few Swedes I've met (which disabused me of the idea Swedes are all blonde swimsuit models) English is pretty much mandatory for anyone who wants to go to college/get a decent job.

      But they do fuck up idiomatic usage all the time.

    • Negropolis

      LOL!

      English may as well be the co-language of Scandinavia. And, they don't just speak English, but with the most generic, watered-down accent you'll ever hear. It's like they are from Lima, Ohio or something. Only the Dutch seem to rival them in being able to speak English with a generic American (Midland) accent.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Mittens proves the old adage: To know him is to loathe him.

    • emmelemm

      Familiarity breeds contempt.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Every time I hear about Pinterest I think "Wow — I can't believe Christopher Columbus crossed the ocean in that little thing." One of the few ambitions I haven't given up on yet is to maintain that level of ignorance.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Toughest thing about that voyage was getting the wireless signal in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

    • Negropolis

      The crew of the Santa Margarita is the one I wish I could have partied with.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Oh no. Is Mitt giving up Switzerland and the Cayman Islands too?

  • hagajim

    Funny, even the people who live by Mitt don't like him. Who'da thunk it.

  • PuckStopsHere

    What's wrong with Michigan??? He said our trees were just the right height!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Well, the state said Lisbeth Salander was not competent. Giving her that Twitter was just playing with fire.

    • Generation[redacted]

      They would have been better off giving her the twitter account.

    • http://www.wonkette.com BelleSC

      God forbid she get near a hornet's nest.

  • ttommyunger

    Which home? He owns several throughout the world, ya know? I'm guessing you're referring to his mind's home: La La Land. And no, I don't mean L.A. BTW, my Rightard Friends here in Dumbfukistan are screaming foul over George "Shooty" Gonzales' ol lady getting arrested for lying to a judge. These are the same hillbillies that wanted Bubba impeached for allegedly the same offense.

    • Guppy

      Switzerland and the Caymans don't get electoral votes.

  • Dashboard Buddha

    "taken over by a young woman who went on a rant against Jews. "

    I bet it was one of those Shell-style spoof sites.

  • Nostrildamus

    Comments? Reach me at nostril@butt.pizza.

  • DahBoner

    There's no place like Planet Xenu, there's no place like Planet Xenu, there's no place like…

  • Antispandex

    Today, we are all Californians (because, let's face it, it beats Michigan and that other place you made up).

  • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

    Let's hope there's not an @Switzerland. One of those Bachmann's might get to write.

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Opportunisticly_Joe

    If Mitt were to win this election, he'd be making history: the last person to win the general election despite losing in his home state was Al Gore.

    • bobbert

      What you did there was seen by me.

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    That wasn't an anti-Semitic rant. Jews are too fucking sensitive.

    • Negropolis

      Don't you have a blog to be whoring or something?

  • PubOption

    If her husband is the President, can Michelle go for the VP(L).

  • sbj1964

    Mittens? I still get a boner every time I think of right wing christian GOP F@cktards voting for a Morman? WTF are they that desperate?Why not vote for V. Putin at least he's is a true conserative?

    • PubOption

      Putin only wants to go back as far as the 1930's or 40's.

  • Slim_Pickins

    Shoulsn't the fact that Mitt lives in states that wouldn't vote for him tell you something?