dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Caption Contest! Paul Ryan Is Your New Mr. Cool Disguise

Oh no where is my caption?

The fine people at Videogum have been keeping track of the various Mr. Cool Disguises ever since Charlie Sheen (who else?) invented the Cool Disguise. And now here, courtesy of Buzzfeed, is Paul Ryan, circumventing the press before the Romney campaign leaked his human identity all over Twitter. (Because they are bad at campaigning.)

Won’t you give him a caption, so mama can go to brunch? Here, we’ll start:

Angus from ACDC performs “Barack Is Black.”

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412 comments

        1. tessiee

          That's a toughie, since neither of them possesses any discernible sexuality, and both are so tight-assed as to make the ride more work than fun — but if I had to guess, I'd say Mitt, since he's the more submissive and less valuable of the two.

    1. kittensdontlie

      "Ho de hum…Release the hounds! Rafalca! Stop the prancing around…onward girl! We must banish those enfeebled serfs from our treasured Romneydom. Damn you steed, Queen Ayn and Lord Mittens will be most disturbed if you will not cease this fanciness! (After several reversing pirouettes and a final levade, our ne'er gallant hero lands unceremoniously in a pile of what dressagers refer to as horsey bumness.)

      1. foxpuppet

        And the funny thing is that the folks who'll be voting for them are doing so because of the (R) after their names…

  1. SpiderCrab

    My suspicion is that the Koch brothers told the Romney campaign that if Ryan was selected for Veep the brothers would dump an extra 100 million into an anti-Obama super Pac. Given how loath Mittens is to spend his own funds, this probably struck the old vulture capitalist as a pretty good deal.

    1. comrad_darkness

      So . . . how much economic stimulus is happening as the byproduct of these filthy rich skinflints finally spending money on something?

  2. prommie

    When the Prommie put out his shingle lo those many years ago and opened a law practice specializing in conveyancing, his firm's motto was "dirty deeds done dirt cheap."

  3. bibliotequetress

    Ryan: "As an Objectivist, I can only root for the Yankees. So it's good my hat is blank, cause I don't want the Brewer's fans thinking I'm an elitist prick."

    Romney: "Haha! Yes! I enjoy games of ball. Like humans do."

  4. Dr. Nick Riviera

    That's the same disguise he wore when he went to collect his social security surivor's checks

      1. tessiee

        You can easily tell them apart, since the Aristocrats fuck each other and finish by taking a big dump on stage, whereas the Plutocrats fuck the country and finish by taking a big steaming triple coiled dump on us.

        Also, the Aristocrats are marginally less crass and disgusting.

    1. bibliotequetress

      I thought you were supposed to wear a top hat to be a Republican candidate for president. And a monocle.

    1. Larry McAwful

      Wow! That's right up there with how it is when you remove all the vowels from "Reince Priebus" you get "RNC PR BS"!

      1. sullivanst

        Hehe…. well now we all know that Louis Peitzman would totally hatefuck Paul Ryan. He'd totally take J B Smoove's (NSFW) advice.

    1. finallyhappy

      IS there a downtown Janesville? Isn't is just the Target and some other strip shppong mall stores?

    1. tessiee

      Bugs: Olds season.
      Daffy: Chick season.
      Bugs: Olds season!
      Daffy: Chick season!
      Bugs: Chick season!
      Daffy: OLDS SEASON!!
      etc.

    2. Dudleydidwrong

      Kill da gramma,
      Kill da gramma,
      Kill da gramma…
      I'll kill the gramma! Awise storm! North wind bwow! South wind bwow! Huwwicanes! Typhoons! Earthquakes! Tea Parties! Karl Wove!

    1. tessiee

      Himself — from sunlight, mirrors, and garlic?

      Hey, maybe that's why he's hooked up with Mitt the Mormon — no crosses to worry about?

    1. tessiee

      "I hope he took his blood pressure medicine, huh huh huh!"
      Fucking prick.
      They should play this 24/7.

    2. Millennial Malaise

      "I got mine, now shut the fuck up and take your medicine like a good surf" – actual Paul Ryan quote!!

  5. viennawoods13

    Fun fact- I googled Paul Ryan, and when I got as far as Paul R, the top suggestion was still NOT Ryan- it was, instead, actual hunky dreamboat Paul Rudd!!

    1. foxpuppet

      But you're in Canada, right? If I google 'Paul', my first hit is 'Ryan'…

      ETA: Much rather see Paul Rudd…

          1. viennawoods13

            Damn right. Here in SW Ontario I've spent the summer in my house hiding from the heat and humidity.

      1. Future Expatriate

        Maybe it's just your location; I'm in Chicago, and I get Paul Rudd first too… Then comes Paul Ryan Wikipedia, so you know the libertarians are all busy rewriting history.

  6. CountryClubJihadi

    By posing as a lawn jockey on the Romney Estate, Paul Ryan was able to elude both the press and the Romneys for days.

  7. SheriffRoscoe

    It's tough to avoid the paparazzi when you look like Eddie Munster, but I think they did an okay job.

    1. Crank_Tango

      It's amazing how much more freakish his features look in that "normal guy disguise" tho, isn't it?

    1. foxpuppet

      "And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you."

      –Friedrich Nietzsche

  8. C_R_Eature

    "We were just outside of Norfolk, on the edge of the Wisconsin, when the Drugs began to take hold."

      1. C_R_Eature

        "There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether Atlas Shrugged binge…"

        "We can't Campaign here! This is Bat Country!"

          1. C_R_Eature

            Ryan: "You took too much, man too much, too much."

            Mittens: "Finish the fucking story! What about the glands?"

            Coulter: "Goddammit, go to bed you two! We've got to be in Wisconsin tomorrow!"

  9. ProgressiveInga

    The Beastlie Boys 'bout to release their new single, "Fight for your Right"….to pay NO TAXES!

    "Don't go out of the House if it's taxes you want to pay
    We'll kick you out if you don't vote our way
    Your mom busted in and said, "What's that noise?"
    Aw, mom you're just jealous it's the Beastlie Boys!"

  10. tessiee

    Too much insomnia last night/this morning, caused at least in part by the possibility that this monster of selfishness and cruelty is backed by enough truckloads of money to get a real chance at ruining what's left of the country.

    Someone please reassure me that the guy who went to Harvard is too smart and too wily to let that happen.

    1. proudgrampa

      I think that the President is smart enough.

      His party, on the other hand, reminds me of something Will Rogers once said: "I am not a member of any organized party — I am a Democrat."

      1. tessiee

        Me?
        I mean, I was never enrolled there, but I *did* visit the campus and buy a Tshirt at the bookstore.

  11. ChessieNefercat

    I realize Ryan will be terrible for America. He will be responsible for destroying the entire New Deal if at all possible. In all seriousness, we can't be complacent , especially in regard to voter suppression efforts.

    However! His selection has apparently put ol' Tundratwat right over the edge in a foaming at the mouth, rage-filled ghost-written facebook screed. Ryan (curse him!) is mentioned only three times, while President Obama is mentioned 26 spittle-flecked times.

    The media has a new young north woods christianist, complete with an attractive young family. Sorry, Palin, but the SQUIRREL has arrived for the media.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        You're right. She WAS the squirrel. Maybe I should have said there is a new squirrel for our illustrious media. She's yesterday's squirrel, and rabid too!

        1. miss_grundy

          Snowbilly is going to have to get a real job now. I don't know what she could possibly do since she lacks logic, critical thinking skills and language skills. So I guess she won't be able to get a job at a think tank or as a lobbyist.

          It will probably also destroy that trainwreck of a daughter's job as well.

          This should be interesting.

    1. prommie

      Can you imagine, every sane and insane pundit in America views her as completely impossible, unviable, in any serious candidacy ever again, yet all these months, she is so so completely delusional, that all these months, she was expecting Romney to call and ask her to save his campaign! Thats hilarious!

      1. Isyaignert

        $arah is a legend in her own mind. To the rest of the world, she's a freekin' pathetic joke and a sad, sad commentary on America.

      2. ChessieNefercat

        Narcissism of that degree truly is a wonder to behold. When the list of speakers came out for the convention and she wasn't on it, I find it easy to believe that she really thought it was because she was going to get The Call.

      3. viennawoods13

        I betcha she still lies awake night expecting a floor fight with her as the eventual winner. Probably be skulking about in shades and a hat by herself at Disneyland waiting for the call.

        1. tessiee

          "Probably be skulking about in shades and a hat by herself at Disneyland waiting for the call."

          this mental picture (and I mean that both ways) made me lol.

        2. Negropolis

          Please. She's going to be skulking about in shades and a hat by herself at the Republican National Convention.

    1. tessiee

      This actually made me lol, even though I suspect that Ryan doesn't need any prompting to tell us all to go fuck ourselves.

      1. Boojum

        Now I do, and posted down thread:

        "My Dad is Mitt Romney, so suck it, Poors!"

        He is just the right height, age, and whiteness to be Mitt's son.

        The son Mitt never loved.

        1. ChessieNefercat

          They won't even need to take (seemingly) every other week off to come up with new material.

  12. Beowoof

    Fuck you Grandma, hand over the social security and medicare and we will make your demise painless.

  13. Harrison Wintergreen

    "Whaddaya mean, Adam Yauch won't let us use the video for "Sabotage" in our campaign ads? "

    eta: "It describes our plans for America perfectly!"

      1. Harrison Wintergreen

        Good point. To fit Ryan's personality it would need to be a Snidely Whiplash 'stache.

  14. NellCote71

    The distaff side of the nation's newest couple: RoRy.

    RomPaul? Mmm. Suspiciously close to you-know-who.

    1. tessiee

      Distaff side?
      Mitzi is clearly the beta male in that dyad.
      Ryan must tie him up and fuck him in the ass every night.

      "Who's crossing the finish line? Who's crossing the finish line? Who's…etc."

  15. Steverino247

    What I want to know is how the media missed out on Romney's campaign reserving the USS Wisconsin? You can't just reserve a museum overnight, I wouldn't think. This choice of Ryan was made at least a month ago. All the travel stuff they had to arrange for Romney and Ryan takes real time to set up. The media really are stenographers, for the most part.

    1. johnnyzhivago

      Romney was pissed off too – he could not understand why they had to have the event in Virginia instead of just moving the ship to one of those nice Wisconsin lakes with the perfect trees and everything.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        Hey! It's Michigan where the trees are just the right height! Did Rombain say something about Wisconsin trees too? Fickle bastard.

        1. miss_grundy

          This goes along with insulting English trees and English housing. That man cannot seem to open his mouth without insulting someone or something.

    2. zumpie

      Actually, no. Former event planner here. Museum rentals (like any other rental space) can make anything happen if enough $$$ are involved. In fact most venues will happily kick out another, confirmed event if someone comes along with a better offer (and have this in the contract). Plus this was held before they opened and involved their Governor probably intervening. __Plus….this is the Mittens Clown Campaign of inepitude we're discussing, here. They're unable to think 5 minutes ahead, let alone actually plan something strategically. I still think Eddie's a Hail Munster pass and the decision was made much, much more hastily than they're letting on.

      Why else would they have leaked and launched this like a news dump? Especially since supposedly PeeWee had been there all week? I honestly think the cloak and dagger tale they concocted is the actual ficiton—kinda like Snowtard Snooki was McCain's "political soulmate".

      The same campaign that is a daily gaffe machine, that trails by as many as 9 points and has already had one of its surrogates go off message, on national TV did not plan what they claimed to have planned. It was and is a hastily thown together act of desperation.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        I think you are on to something. It has been pointed out that there were no prepared Romney/Ryan signs, souvenirs, etc.

        1. miss_grundy

          I wonder if all the other clowns who were vetted for the job decided to pass when you consider that it doesn't help your stock if you wind up being on a losing ticket because it will be a while before you get your groove back. After all, it took a while for McCain to get some sort of credulity back after having that grifter-snowbilly as the #2 spot on the ticket.

        2. zumpie

          Good point as well. Fucking Vistaprint can get stuff to you in a day or two if you pony up. I generally get my stuff (for the very small company I work for) in about a week—and I never pay for express or priority anything.

        3. BerkeleyBear

          That is a huge tell – Obama's people made a point of having signs ready to hand out before Joe made any public appearance as the Veep. They were instant keepsakes when the two of them hit Springfield, and the T-Shirt vendors were already up and going, too.

          Then again, Obama didn't handle naming his running mate like the last it had just occurred to him he might as well do something, either. He had set a date, in a place that was about his history (Springfield's Old State Capitol) not some hackneyed attempt at cute staging, and sent out a text with the name hours before the rally. This whole thing by Mitt reeks of desperation and caffeine free Diet Coke.

          1. foxpuppet

            Speaking of islands , can't we find one on which to strand Romney/Ryan? Just so they can get to know each other, of course. And they can come back in time for Christmas…

          2. C_R_Eature

            No- that's outstanding! Thank you!

            Great cover tunes get to me every time. It's the fresh look and a pleasant element of surprise.

            Here's a pretty Special Cover. for you.

          3. C_R_Eature

            New to me – and that's just amazing. I never would have thought to put Seu Jeorge and Kraftwerk together – but it works!

            Here's one of my all-time favorite Dylan Covers.

            I could do this all night, but I must Fall Out soon. Thanks for the new music!

          4. foxpuppet

            I had not heard that one but I like it.

            I should also sign off, but here's one more. I'm not usually a fan of Beatles covers, but I've always kinda liked this one. (And yes, that is Robert Smith, later of the Cure)

    3. Negropolis

      I don't think they missed it, at all. I think this was the plan. The Obama tried to leak it last week, but the media didn't want to blow the secret.

    4. Steverino247

      Thanks for the thoughtful responses, folks. The lack of signs and the presence of "We can dump your event for more money" clauses make this much more clear. Desperation caused the pick, same as with McCain's attempt.

  16. AlterNewt

    I've given it some thought and honestly the only caption that comes to mind is:

    "Hi, I'm Paul Ryan. Punch me in the mouth."

    1. Mumbletypeg

      I was gonna say how that song got ruined for me when the creepo from Fast Times at Ridgemont High bludgeoned it — but your own link opened with an even creepier intro ad by Romney-for-Prez so now my cranium has been doubly bruised.

    1. Mumbletypeg

      OK that's enough references to Yellowbeard around here. I'm gonna have to break down and finally watch it. That was Madeleine Kahn, wasn't it. WASN'T IT. Hmph…

      1. C_R_Eature

        Oh, yes. Yes it was. A terribly absurd and stupid movie with an all star cast and absolutely chock-full of catch phrases. You need to watch this. Drunk, with friends.
        You will find yourself using quotes from Yellowbeard, frequently. Be warned.

        1. BerkeleyBear

          And I swear it is at least part of the inspiration for the stop motion animation flick Pirates, Band of Misfits by the Wallace & Grommit guys. Incredibly silly, but sadly not nearly as memorable as some of their other work.

          1. C_R_Eature

            Really!? That's the only Wallace and Grommit I haven't seen. I'll have to look it up just for grins, thanks!

    1. Isyaignert

      You mean that skank-meister fugly-inverted-triangle- head sex toy @sshole named James O'Keefe?

      That mofo should be in jail now for being a lying sack of chit that ruined peoples lives for fun and profit, but I'll have to get my comfort knowing that the Karma god will get him eventually.

  17. C_R_Eature

    I'll just set this down here:

    "- There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

    - H/T John Rogers

    1. Dashboard Buddha

      So…not only is he a rightwing kill the poors douchebag, he's an ineffective rightwing kill the poors douchebag.

      "Les Aspin Post Office Building." Really? I once named a business for my boss while I was working an actual real job. Why ain't I a VP pick?

        1. zumpie

          Handsome Joe's son, Beau would work, too!

          Speaking of all this—I notice even Munster's fappers quickly run out of stuff to praise and proceed to yak about either gym routine (????) or his "beautiful family" and what an awesome dad he is.

          I do think his kids are cute, but guess what? So are Mittens' and Biden's grandkids and so certainly are the Obama girls. And if you're gonna do the awesome dad thing, well let's get real here—no one's EVER gonna top our Veep on THAT score!

      1. zumpie

        Yeah, whatevs. I think he's more likely on the downlow, my own self. I'm totally reminded of the Sotuh Park episode about Butters I watched this AM.

  18. LibertyLover

    Caption: " A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing. "

    *h/t to Glengarry Glenross

  19. coolhandnuke

    "You say you want to throw a few million old people to the gutter and they put you in the Mittness Protection Program."

  20. foxpuppet

    OT: Is anyone else seeing a Groupon ad on this page in Turkish? I'm wondering if this is fallout from the post about the Turkish guy who doesn't much care for athletic wimmenz?

        1. James Michael Curley

          I’ve been driving the same Miata since 1991. The engine runs with full compression and the body is in better shape than mine. I long ago realized that as many of my neighbors have periods of shaping up and trimming down because of our beachfront community, I have to trim down to fit in my car. Some mornings it feels less like I get in it then put it on.

  21. foxpuppet

    I would say Mitt just cast a Paul over his campaign, but it really wasn't so great before this…

  22. Katydid

    Ryan's a Catholic, Romney's a Mormon, which means there are no Christians on the Republican ticket. I think it would be a shame if good Christian evangelicals vote for this heathen team; one's a member of a cult, and the other one's Mormon. It's a damn shame is what it is.

    1. tessiee

      "Ryan's a Catholic, Romney's a Mormon, which means there are no Christians on the Republican ticket."

      I think what you mean is that there are no Protestants on the R ticket.

      Catholics are Christians, and have been since before, and for far longer than, Protestants have existed. We/they were the *only* Christians for the first 1500 years of Christianity's 2000-year history, and if Henry VIII hadn't wanted to divorce his first wife, we/they would be the only Christians for Christianity's *entire* 2000-year history.

      I don't mean to jump down your throat, since you seem like a nice little doggie — and I understand that you're not the person making that distinction. And I'm not defending Catholicism, since I was raised Catholic and am still recovering from that.

      It's just that that whole Protestant/Baptist/Brother Leroy Billy Joe Bob thing about defining "Christian" as "Protestant" bugs the shit out of me. It's offensive, it's bigoted, and it smacks of that whole, "a word means what *I* say it means" mindset.

      1. Katydid

        You probably don't know me too well, I used to post a lot here until I got a job where the IT Dept believes in policing the Internet, so I can't post from work.

        The comment was entirely sarcastic, to be read from the fundy point of view. Of course I think Catholics are Christian; by me, if you believe in Christ, you're Christian. I've heard fundies say this, it's not my belief.

        I also think Mormons are Christian, of course, what else could they be?

        1. BlueStateLibel

          So…what you're saying is that the only Christian in the race now is a black guy! (Biden's Catholic)…Just kidding. It is strange from a fundie messed-up point of view though.

        2. tessiee

          "You probably don't know me too well, I used to post a lot here [...] The comment was entirely sarcastic"

          I figured that, which is why I was careful to include "don't mean to jump down your throat, since you seem like a nice little doggie — and I understand that you're not the person making that distinction."

          That said, I've been an atheist since I was 14 or so, and I don't think being considered a Christian is necessarily a good thing.

          Brother Leroy Billy Joe Bob doesn't object to the Catholic Church because of specific doctrinal differences, or because they're anti-sex, or because they're anti-woman, or because they're anti-intellectuals who frown on questioning anything said by anyone in authority, or because they encourage people to believe in something that doesn't exist, or even because of the priests nailing altar boys thing — he objects because, in his pea brain, Catholics are swarthy ethnics whose last names end with a vowel.

          I don't even believe in Christianity — but it shouldn't be equated to Anglo-Saxon because a few bigots wish it was.

      2. finallyhappy

        I'm Jewish and to us- A Christian is a Christian- many kinds- I get that. I do not understand how you are not a Christian if you believe in the divinity of Jesus. I was really surprised speaking to a Unitarian who told me they are not Christians- but I'm Jewish- what do I know

    2. johnnyzhivago

      As I mentioned in another thread somewhere, this is interesting that the GOP, the home of White Bread Protestants has no Protestant running (And I mean mainline Protestant, not snake dancers or whatever).

      This is unheard of…. I mean at one point you had to be a Protestant and a Mason to run for office in this country.

    3. unclejeems

      I know exactly what Katydid means. I was raised Southern Baptist, in a little town in California where Protestants were outnumbered by Catholics. Despite the fact that Catholics were our friends, neighbors, team-mates and colleagues, we didn't consider them Christians. They may as well have worshiped Jove or Athena. We were the Christians. We were also very, very skeptical of the Methodists, and had our suspicions about the Church of Christ. The dissonance was great with us.

      Don't even get me started on the Mormons or the Jehovah's Witnesses.

      So yeah–from a Southern Baptist perspective, there are no Christians on the Republican ticket. But if you think that will win Alabama for Obama, think again.

    1. tessiee

      "Why THANK you, Edward."

      [remember how Mrs. Cleaver always used to call Eddie Haskell "Edward" and Lumpy Rutherford "Wallace"?]

      1. NellCote71

        Yeah, we olds need to keep it to ourselves, or Ryan will be noodling for us instead of for catfish.

        1. NYNYNYjr

          You truly were the Greatest Generation. Thank you for your service in the battle of the bulge or whatever you did.

  23. ffredpalakon

    "Are you talkin'…to me? You talkin' to me? Well, I don't see any other Objectivists around here."

  24. Monsieur_Grumpe

    Baseball cap…. check
    Sunglasses… check
    Slack jaw to attract mouth breather voters… check

    1. tessiee

      There's an old Italian proverb which translates approximately to: "It's a waste of water to wash the head of a jackass".

  25. Barrelhse

    My first choice for VP was Jean Schmidt, who doesn't require a disguise- she's so ugly no one even looks at her.

  26. NYNYNYjr

    From the recent Romney puff piece in the NYT:
    "Much as Clinton had a sign reading 'It's the economy, stupid' at his campaign headquarters, at Romney headquarters is a large, prominently displayed wooden sign with the word 'DERP' carved ornately on it. It's a message the Republicans want deeply ingrained in their young, eager volunteer staff in this all-important election year.
    'It helps keep us on message on those days when everything is crazy busy and stressed out,' said Worthington Bradford of New Haven who has taken the summer off to work for Romney."

    1. tessiee

      What th–…???

      Sheesh, maybe I *am* snark impaired!
      Is the NYT being sarcastic, or are Romney and his staff actually so stupid that they don't realize that DERP is *our* word for making fun of *them*?
      Or — alternate possibiilty — are they openly admitting that they consider being stupid a good thing? Is that why it "keeps them on message"?

      And no, the fact that the staffer's name is "Worthington Bradford" is not a dead give-away that this was cribbed from the Onion, as it would have been if the candidate were anyone but Romney.

        1. tessiee

          Annnndddd, that conclude's today's experiment that trying to function on four hours of sleep is not optimabibble for my mental facultitties.

        2. tessiee

          Annnndddd, that concludes today's experiment that trying to function on four hours of sleep is not optimabibble for my mental facultitties.

  27. horsedreamer_1

    Your cap cannot disguise your Black(Irish)ness.

    At least, though, not black like Phil Lynott, just black like Colin Farrell.

  28. Negropolis

    OT: Loving the closing Olympic ceremony. Man, if UK doesn't have an awesome musical heritage.

  29. Negropolis

    Okay, so a United Church of Christ Muslin, a More-men, and two Papists walk into a voting booth…

  30. Dudleydidwrong

    That is the dumbest dumb fuck hat any politician other than the late Bella Abzug has ever worn. Bella earned the right to wear dumb hats because she worked tirelessly helping women and Middle Class Americans. Ryan's hat just covers up the hole in his head while he helps himself to all he can get.

  31. LadyWisdom

    I look at this guy and I see 1950s gas station attendant. And that's without the cap and glasses. But maybe it's just me.

  32. ElPinche

    "Gee thanks Mr. Romney for picking me , but can I move out my congressional office now and sleep on your car? "

  33. Designer_Rants

    "I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are. It’s inspired me so much that it’s required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff. We start with Atlas Shrugged. People tell me I need to start with The Fountainhead then go to Atlas Shrugged [laughter]. There’s a big debate about that. We go to Fountainhead, but then we move on, and we require Mises and Hayek as well. "

    ~Ryan's speech to "The Atlas Society" http://goo.gl/AiJDV

  34. anniegetyerfun

    Well, Mittens already introduced him as The Next President of The United States. Given how little Mittens actually seems to WANT the job, I'm fine with that as a caption.

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