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(Pensito Review)   So, it turns out that Romney was ineligible to run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 because he was a resident of Utah during the Olympics. He even tried to amend his status 'retroactively.'   (pensitoreview.com) divider line 132
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2012-08-09 11:38:54 AM

enry: GAT_00: Is this real? Like actually real?

Yep, it's real. Somehow he was able to con the state election board to let him run anyway.

There's also indications that he's voted illegally in the state by saying he was living in the unfinished basement of one of his sons.


Tagg's basement, no less.
 
2012-08-09 11:39:00 AM

enry: GAT_00: Is this real? Like actually real?

Yep, it's real. Somehow he was able to con the state election board to let him run anyway.

There's also indications that he's voted illegally in the state by saying he was living in the unfinished basement of one of his sons.


And even after all that came out the majority of people in MA still voted for him???
 
2012-08-09 11:39:28 AM

karnal: On his original Illinois return, in response to the question, "Were you, or your spouse ... a full-year resident of Illinois during the tax year?'' Emanuel checked "No.'' He said he lived in the state only until June 30, 2009.....later, when it started to be an issue, they turned in an amended return, saying the original return was incorrect. How convenient!


Wow, a Fark Con makes a good point. Could use a link or two. But congrats!

Now when Rahm runs for President, Fark Cons can make fun of him too.
 
2012-08-09 11:40:37 AM

karl2025: cfreak: karl2025: I bet Romney quietly gave up his citizenship as a tax dodge and is therefore ineligible to be president.

Heh. I was thinking that it would come to light he had lived in France or something. Maybe we should start this as a rumor.

It's a question that needs to be asked.


I heard from reliable sources that he won't release tax returns because he clamed a bastard half french child as a dependent. We won't know unless he shows them to us.
 
2012-08-09 11:41:57 AM
Karac

karnal: On his original Illinois return, in response to the question, "Were you, or your spouse ... a full-year resident of Illinois during the tax year?'' Emanuel checked "No.'' He said he lived in the state only until June 30, 2009.....later, when it started to be an issue, they turned in an amended return, saying the original return was incorrect. How convenient!

OK, we admit it already!!!! There is absolutely no difference between Mitt Romney and dishonest Chicago mayor / Obama stooge Rahm Emanuel. Are you happy now?



Yes, as happy as a reluctant conservative in a comically liberal world can be.
 
2012-08-09 11:42:25 AM

Lost Thought 00: The courts decided that Romney met the minimum legal requirements to be governor.


In fact, if he met any more than the legal minimum requirements, he wouldn't be qualified to be governor.
 
2012-08-09 11:45:47 AM

Karac: karnal: On his original Illinois return, in response to the question, "Were you, or your spouse ... a full-year resident of Illinois during the tax year?'' Emanuel checked "No.'' He said he lived in the state only until June 30, 2009.....later, when it started to be an issue, they turned in an amended return, saying the original return was incorrect. How convenient!

OK, we admit it already!!!! There is absolutely no difference between Mitt Romney and dishonest Chicago mayor / Obama stooge Rahm Emanuel. Are you happy now?


Never an affirmative defense from some people - "we're just as sh*tty as you" isn't particularly suasive argument, but I guess if it's all you've got....
 
2012-08-09 11:46:32 AM

karnal: On his original Illinois return, in response to the question, "Were you, or your spouse ... a full-year resident of Illinois during the tax year?'' Emanuel checked "No.'' He said he lived in the state only until June 30, 2009.....later, when it started to be an issue, they turned in an amended return, saying the original return was incorrect. How convenient!


For the sake of argument let's assume the veracity of your post. OK.

WTF does it have to do with anything? Rather than address the topic at hand, you want to deflect by claiming the same alleged wrong-doing by another individual politician? Emanuel isn't running for president of the United States of America. That's who we're discussing here, and if Rahm likes to fark goats in between sacrificing white babies to Lord Kimbo, who farking cares in the context of this discussion?

There is a time and place for "NO U!" This isn't it.
 
2012-08-09 11:48:58 AM

Lost Thought 00: The courts decided that Romney met the minimum legal requirements to be governor.


And, of course, that's what this tempest in a teapot is really about. I mean, why would liberals bring this issue up at all? It's settled. Mitt won. There's nothing more to be said.

This is just like the current kerfuffle over Mitt's taxes: There's no legal reason to compel him to disclose them, so he's not breaking any laws. So there is absolutely nothing at all to be concerned about. If a politician isn't actively breaking laws, there is nothing at all we can criticize him on. C'mon, this is pretty basic libs.

And, of course, there is no link between his behavior in MA and the current tax return issue. I don't even know why I brought it up. But the link isn't there, so I wouldn't even look for it, libs.
 
2012-08-09 11:52:34 AM
Romney may not be a US citizen.
 
2012-08-09 11:54:20 AM

Paul Baumer: Karac: karnal: On his original Illinois return, in response to the question, "Were you, or your spouse ... a full-year resident of Illinois during the tax year?'' Emanuel checked "No.'' He said he lived in the state only until June 30, 2009.....later, when it started to be an issue, they turned in an amended return, saying the original return was incorrect. How convenient!

OK, we admit it already!!!! There is absolutely no difference between Mitt Romney and dishonest Chicago mayor / Obama stooge Rahm Emanuel. Are you happy now?

Never an affirmative defense from some people - "we're just as sh*tty as you" isn't particularly suasive argument, but I guess if it's all you've got....


... especially when the comparison is between an actual candidate and a former employee of the other candidate, who was brought in to be a sleazy, ball-busting prick.
 
2012-08-09 11:55:28 AM
This is just a minor issue to me.

What's much more interesting is the fact that Obama is leading Romney by about 20% in Massachusetts, meaning the people who actually experienced Romney's leadership as governor want nothing to do with the guy. In comparison, Gore lost in Tenn in 2000 by about 4% and was never the governor. To know Romney is to loath him.
 
2012-08-09 11:56:15 AM
Republicans like to imagine that Obama can travel time whenever it's convenient.

It stands to reason that they think they can travel time too.

I mean, come on. Fair and balanced.
 
2012-08-09 12:00:26 PM
2002: Refuses to release taxes. Lies about contents. Contents are damning for campaign, even if nothing comes of it.

2012: Refuses to release taxes. Lies about contents...? Who can say for sure, other than the guy you shouldn't trust at this point.
 
2012-08-09 12:01:37 PM

FlashHarry: the more you dig, the more it stinks. the guy is as slimy as they come.


He's at least giving Spiro T. Agnew a run for the money... so to speak.
 
2012-08-09 12:03:56 PM

Paul Baumer: And everyone thought I was kidding when I said he may well not last until the convention. From the day he clinched the nom, Romney has been on his heels. The one half second of breath he got from "you didn't build that" was immediately avalanched by his foreign failures, and now this tax debacle. He has already allowed himself to be defined by his opponent, significantly undercutting any relaunching of the brand in Tampa. God help him if any of this tax stuff is true - he really has no choice now but to not release anything and absorb the punishment. He can't change the subject unless/until he does, but apparently it's a better deal than what the subject will be changed to if the records come out. Reid has utterly finessed the situation, and Romney has been shown to be a rank amateur. Game over man, game over.


i.qkme.me
Private Hudson agrees.
 
2012-08-09 12:04:40 PM
Romney was ineligible to run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 because he was a resident of Utah

Luckily he's rich, so the laws don't apply.
 
2012-08-09 12:06:55 PM

Kibbler: Republicans like to imagine that Obama can travel time whenever it's convenient.

It stands to reason that they think they can travel time too.

I mean, come on. Fair and balanced.


llamabutchers.mu.nu

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Gov. Mitt Romney stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished .... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing his own lies and misdeeds, and driven by the leftist media to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is a team of morons, gaffe machines from his own party, who appear in the form of a retarded joke that everyone can see and hear. And so Gov. Romney finds himself leaping from mistake to mistake, striving to whitewash what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap that makes people like him.
 
2012-08-09 12:12:44 PM

sdd2000: Cataholic: Your address listed on your tax returns and the tax law regarding the deductibility of your primary residence have nothing to do with your legal residency for purposes of state law.

The residency address on your federal returns is one of the strongest objective indicia I can think of. Also as a second one where you claim a homestead exemption (does Mass have one?)


It's only an indication of domicile. The IRS doesn't care what address you use for the box on the return. Its sole purpose is to tell them where to send you notices for the next year. If you take a temporary job, leave your home state to work for a year or two, but intend to return (and maintain an abode in your home state), you are still deemed a legal resident of your home state for legal purposes (voting, homestead, etc.). You wouldn't use your "home" address on the 1040 because you do not plan on getting mail there while you are at your temporary location.

States use the term "residency" for income tax purposes (in filing state tax returns) but really mean domicile. In many places you are subject to a state's income tax (as a "resident") solely based on how many days you are staying there, and not whether you are a permanent resident.
 
2012-08-09 12:19:17 PM

ourbigdumbmouth: Romney may not be a US citizen.


I heard he gave up his U.S. citizenship when he defected to France during the Vietnam War. Sure, he says he got a missionary deferment, but I guess I'm just supposed to take him at his word.
 
2012-08-09 12:27:28 PM

thatguyoverthere70: I like this Mitt Romney retroactive deal. I like it a lot. It feels so nice to be able to say I've never been fired from a job. I retroactively quit.

If Mitt Romney becomes president, expect to see me use this excuse in court.

"I'm not paying this parking fine. I retroactively moved my car before I got the ticket."

Once you see it, the possibilities are endless.


I'm not speeding officer - I'm retroactively leaving the house on time.

I'm not the father - I retroactively pulled out.
 
2012-08-09 12:31:42 PM
YOU DEMOCRATS ARE JUST AFRAID OF A STRONG CONSERVATIVE. THAT'S WHY YOUR ATTACKING MITT.

YOUR AFRAID HE'S GOING TO DISMANTLE 0BUMMERCARE JUST LIKE HE DID IN MASSACHUSITS
 
2012-08-09 12:56:28 PM
Mitt Romney isn't really a Mormon. He's an atheist who only went along with his father's faith so he could duck the Vietnam draft. He didn't actually try to convert anyone when he was in France either. In reality, he spent all his time in Monte Carlo gambling and buying high-end hookers. When his daddy found out what he was doing, he made him come home and marry his high school sweetheart. Actually, he only made him marry her after the second time she got pregnant. The first time, they got an abortion. Then Romney started using some of the mafia connections he had made in Marseilles to import heroin. By the time he became governor, they were flying it straight into a secret airport they set up in the Berkshires. When one of the pilots started to talk, Romney had him killed.
 
2012-08-09 01:03:14 PM

ourbigdumbmouth: Romney may not be a US citizen.


But he's white, so its OK.
 
2012-08-09 01:05:07 PM
Came for the tax returns, leaving disappointed (but not at all surprised)
 
2012-08-09 01:20:36 PM
So as I understand it, Romney says that he "retroactively retired" from Bain in 1999, but was included on the SEC filings because he was still the figurehead owner/CEO/general manager. He severed all ties in '99 in order to move to Utah to run the 2002 Olympics. He claimed Utah as his state of residence on his taxes during this time. In 2002, when the Olympics were "back on track" due to federal subsidies to pay off their debt, Romney decided to run for Governor of Massachusetts. However, he needed to be a Massachusetts resident for the previous 7 years in order to qualify. When this issue went before the state board, he claimed that he still maintained a Massachusetts residence and used his continued executive activity at Bain as proof.

Assuming the above paragraph is accurate, why isn't this mess a bigger deal? We really need to push the "legitimate" press to do their damn jobs and investigate this further. Either he lied then to become eligible for the governorship or he's lying now about retiring from Bain in '99. Or of course, Option C: he was lying both times.

This isn't some rumor or random claim from a crackpot, these are official documents and board hearings involved. A little investigative journalism is more than warranted.
 
2012-08-09 01:38:16 PM

sprawl15: enry:
There's also indications that he's voted illegally in the state by saying he was living in the unfinished basement of one of his sons.

Tagg's basement, no less.


That's probably where they buried Bapp.

i194.photobucket.com


\props to sweetmel...
 
2012-08-09 01:42:22 PM

EyeballKid: karl2025: I bet Romney quietly gave up his citizenship as a tax dodge and is therefore ineligible to be president.

Nonsense!! A Romney never gives up that which can be sold.



Holy crap! Romney is a Ferengi.
 
2012-08-09 02:41:56 PM

Maud Dib: That's probably where they buried Bapp.


Ow. It hurts to hold laughter in your nasal passages.
 
2012-08-09 04:13:25 PM
Coming real late to the party here, but Jegus. Did the GOP not vet this guy at ALL before deciding he could be a candidate?
 
2012-08-09 04:31:42 PM

numb3r5ev3n: Coming real late to the party here, but Jegus. Did the GOP not vet this guy at ALL before deciding he could be a candidate?


He won the GOP primary basically by default, against a pack of lunatics and retards (and John Hunstman, who had zero cred with the hard-liners and Teabaggers)

Sending the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton against a competent and savvy opponent like Barack Obama revealed a number of deeply buried flaws, that probably wouldn't have surfaced against a collection of the expected has-beens and never-will-bes.
 
2012-08-09 04:40:14 PM

TeDDD: 2002: Refuses to release taxes. Lies about contents. Contents are damning for campaign, even if nothing comes of it.

2012: Refuses to release taxes. Lies about contents...? Who can say for sure, other than the guy you shouldn't trust at this point.


This this thissity this!
 
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