08.29.12

The plutocrat who will never be President

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 9:57 am by George Smith

Everyday, something new, accidentally humorous and illustratively awful. Vote for the tax-dodging rich guy because you hate the non-white guy in the White House and Mr. Romney humors all your paranoid white man’s southern grudges. That’s quite a sales pitch:

Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.

The floating party, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht “Cracker Bay” …

“I think it’s ironic they do this aboard a yacht that doesn’t even pay its taxes,” said a woman who lives aboard a much smaller boat moored at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina.

Here.


Gonna leave to Grand Cayman …

7 Comments

  1. Floormaster Squeeze said,

    August 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I believe that is the Bermuda flag.

  2. George Smith said,

    August 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Hmm, I do believe you are right! Copy editors apparently had day off, or were sent home so as not to ruin story.

  3. George Smith said,

    August 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    There also would look to be a brewing debate on the matter:

    Some have already come to the defense of the one percent by noting that the flag in question also bears a strong resemblance to Bermuda’s, which is red, while the Cayman Islands are often associated with a blue flag. The Islands, though, also have a red version and, more conclusively, the (nonpartisan?) CharterWorld.com lists Cracker Bay as sporting the flag of … the Cayman Islands. Bottom line: Billionaires don’t care.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/08/romney-donors-host-yacht-party-under-cayman-islands-flag.html

  4. George Smith said,

    August 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    http://www.google.com/search?q=red+version+cayman+flag&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gYE-UPKWBqTCigLijIGwBA&ved=0CCQQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=639

  5. Floormaster Squeeze said,

    August 30, 2012 at 5:02 am

    So it is a Cayman Island flag then. I just googled the Cayman Flag and saw it was blue and remembered that the Bermuda flag looked like the red thing in the picture. Apparently billionaires can change their flags to suit any decor or mood.

  6. Floormaster Squeeze said,

    August 30, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Oh, I just saw that it is Gary Morse’s boat. He is exactly the perfect figurehead for the Republican Party. Manipulating local government entities (essentially “owning a town”) to create zoning and development rules to earn billions. He basically does all kinds of things in the Villages (America’s creepiest address) and creates “tax exempt” districts to profit from. Even the right wing of Florida is starting to notice.

    The IRS has been investigating this guy for years.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-04/hidden-billionaire-morse-a-man-behind-curtain-at-villages.html

  7. George Smith said,

    August 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

    It is the most appropriate thing. I’ve come to the conclusion all sane people detest Mitt Romney. His running for president is then a spectacle in which citizens of the extremists party either tie themselves in illogical knots trying to support him or stoke themselves into rages over non-white ‘entitlements’ and the guy in the White House as diversions. There just isn’t anyone who likes the guy. His co-workers at Bain, his old schoolmates. If you’re not presently on his payroll or angling for a position in his administration, everyone turns away in varying degrees of revulsion.