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(The Week)   Mitt Romney's 1981 arrest and 4 other times he completely lost his cool   (theweek.com) divider line 24
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2012-05-08 02:18:16 PM  
3 votes:
Most of those break down to: Romney gets mad when he is treated like a normal person.
2012-05-08 02:07:50 PM  
3 votes:
My concerns over Romney is what he's done legally, actually. Like making shiatloads of money off companies that went bust and displaced a bunch of working people.
2012-05-08 03:49:55 PM  
2 votes:
"I was willing to pay the fine," Romney told The Boston Globe.

If a man in his 30s doesn't understand that this isn't how the law works then something is seriously wrong.
2012-05-08 02:11:51 PM  
2 votes:
I was unaware Romney was ever cool.
2012-05-09 11:30:56 AM  
1 votes:

Ummon: Part of the reason why Romney will eventually get his ass kicked in the election is that he, for most if not all of his life has been a C level executive.


And Bush II ran every business he was put in charge of into the ground, that didn't stop idiots from saying "we need a business man in the White House". I hope Mitt loses too, but don't underestimate the stupidity of Americans in large groups.
2012-05-08 07:02:13 PM  
1 votes:
Part of the reason why Romney will eventually get his ass kicked in the election is that he, for most if not all of his life has been a C level executive. In the private world most of these morons simply cannot fathom the fact that little people could possibly ask them questions or disagree with them and usually end up becoming enraged when they do. What the Mittster cannot understand is why he cannot fire anyone who might disagree with him
2012-05-08 05:22:19 PM  
1 votes:
"I wasn't a disorderly person!" "I was willing to pay a $50 fine!"

but please, Republicans, post that farkery about how Obama's a snob.
2012-05-08 05:21:53 PM  
1 votes:

AFKobel: Is disobeying a cop's directive not to commit a ticketable offense really disorderly conduct?

"You better put money in your parking meter, or I'm going to ticket you...."

"No thanks, I'll pay the ticket."

Arrested.

"You better not jaywalk, or you'll get a ticket."

"I'm in a rush, I'll chance it."

Arrested.

"Don't drop your straw wrapper, littering is a $500 fine."

Drops straw wrapper.

Arrested.




For the same reason police are able to arrest occupy protesters after giving them an order to leave, YES THESE ARE ALL ARRESTABLE OFFENSES.

Disobeying a lawful order is arrestable. If you give someone a lawful order not to do something, and they continue to do it, and refuse to stop, what else can you do? Otherwise lawful orders will not be heeded.
2012-05-08 04:40:02 PM  
1 votes:

AFKobel: The fact that the stated consequence was a ticket probably didn't allow Mitt's programing to comprehend that an arrest could result.


The cost of the ticket is inconsequential when you're as rich as Rmoney.
2012-05-08 04:34:40 PM  
1 votes:

lockers: AFKobel: Is disobeying a cop's directive not to commit a ticketable offense really disorderly conduct?

No, that is why the offense was dismissed and sealed. The cop I am sure knew that, too. The point was to get a conviction, it was to harass a citizen. This happens all the time, to the rich or poor.


A poor person would have had to taken a plea deal on the advice of his PD, lucky for Romney he can buy justice.
2012-05-08 04:27:06 PM  
1 votes:

Muta: He also lit into an 18-year-old security volunteer, Shaun Knopp, who told reporters that Romney rudely asked "who the fark" he was and "what the fark" an amateur like him was doing at the Olympics.

The dude is a volunteer that makes him, by definition, an amature. Romney's a dick.


Actually, now that you mention it, the article says Romney took over directing traffic for sheriff deputies. And he criticized the kid, who was in security, for being an amature.

Is Romney a professional traffic director?
2012-05-08 03:48:47 PM  
1 votes:

spiderpaz: Having more money does not mean you get more rights!


HAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!

For example, if you're a guy who heads a company that kills thousands of people with a rolling toxic gas cloud, you'll probably be held accountable. You probably won't be arrested for your own protection, released on a few thousand dollars bail, flown out of the country and then retire to your multiple luxurious homes two decades later while corporate lawyers continue to tie up litigation indefinitely in the courts.

Oh, wait... no, that's exactly what happens when you're really rich and your company does something that kills a couple thousand people.

Being rich in the U.S. doesn't just give you special rights. Being rich in the U.S. gives you a certain immunity to the law as long as what you do follows a certain set of technical rules and you do it through an incorporated proxy.

The only real exception is when us peons get really pissed and they need an occasional sacrificial lamb like Ken Lay.
2012-05-08 03:28:33 PM  
1 votes:

AFKobel: Look, I'm no Romney fan, but if a cop sees you putting a boat in the water with a painted over license plate (whatever the hell that means) and he tells you not to launch or you will get a fine, and you're willing to accept the fine, so you launch....

Subsequently getting arrested by the cop is a little ridiculous.


A fine being a penalty for breaking a law does not mean you can just pay the toll, and disobey a police officer. If it's a fine to jump off a sky scraper, but you're willing to pay it, so you just flip the cop off as you jump out into the New York skyline, you are going to be arrested.

Having more money does not mean you get more rights!
2012-05-08 03:25:09 PM  
1 votes:
"willing to pay the fine"

A.K.A. I don't have to follow the same rules all you farking normal peeps do because I'm rich, I've always been rich, and I'll always be rich, and you peasants should know your betters.
2012-05-08 03:03:28 PM  
1 votes:

MindStalker: 1. Newt drops out.
2. Dirty laundry about Romney starts coming in waves.
3. You can't explain that.


Meh, Obama just had his first official campaign event, so it could be that the general election is officially underway. I'm sure they're sitting on all kinds of stuff.
2012-05-08 02:58:04 PM  
1 votes:
Who cares? Bush v2.0 has two DUIs under his belt. That would make him ineligible for an outsourced call center job if he was a regular person. These people don't operate under the same rules regular people do.
2012-05-08 02:50:51 PM  
1 votes:

Citrate1007: Why do I have the feeling that this was released by Mitt's team to try to make him seem more edgy.....btw, my grandma has more spunk that these stories.


I had that feeling. If anything, I like him more after reading the article.
2012-05-08 02:30:08 PM  
1 votes:
If Romney is elected he will be the first president in 20 years that has never smoked pot. Think about that.

/think about it
2012-05-08 02:25:46 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: shastacola: Seriously,Romney puts someone in a chokehold on a plane and it's the other guy that gets the boot? It's good to be rich and powerful.

Under the watchful eye of Xenu...

Oh wait. Wrong made-up religion.


Okay, I give. Which religion isn't made up?
2012-05-08 02:20:16 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: shastacola: Seriously,Romney puts someone in a chokehold on a plane and it's the other guy that gets the boot? It's good to be rich and powerful.

Under the watchful eye of Xenu...

Oh wait. Wrong made-up religion.


Seriously Mormonism is the Scientology of it's day.
2012-05-08 02:18:29 PM  
1 votes:
Mitt seems kind of pinchy.
2012-05-08 02:15:20 PM  
1 votes:
3. Putting Rick Perry in a "Vulcan neck pinch"

I read that as "neck punch". Of course, if anyone deserved to be punched in the neck, it's Rick Perry.
2012-05-08 02:13:54 PM  
1 votes:
Of Mitt Romney in these circumstances, I can only say this: of all the stories I have encountered about Mitt Romney and his travels, these were the most... human.
2012-05-08 02:10:03 PM  
1 votes:
5. Yelling at a radio host over his gay marriage record
In March 2007, when he was starting his first bid for the GOP nomination, Romney met with about a dozen conservatives in Chicago. Things were cordial until talk-radio host Sandy Rios asked him about printing gender-neutral marriage certificates when he was governor of Massachusetts, Rios told MassResistance. "At that point Romney lost his temper" and accused me of lying, Rios said. "He asked if I was an attorney and I said, 'No, sir, I am not.' 'I am a graduate of Harvard Law School,' he stated." It wasn't the only time Romney got snippy with a radio host in 2007. Watch Romney get mad on video, via Politico:


Wait, Romney thinks having a law degree makes you more believable?
 
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