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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 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]
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  1. nounverb911

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

    1. 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…

      1. 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.

    1. lulzmonger

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

    1. 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.

  2. Come here a minute

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

  3. noodlesalad

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. Negropolis


      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.

  7. 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.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

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

  8. BaldarTFlagass

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. DahBoner

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

  12. Antispandex

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

  13. 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?

  14. Slim_Pickins

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

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