RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Slime Ryan FAIL!

Within hours of the Paul Ryan vice-presidential announcement, the Obama campaign had released their first slime-Ryan video. Its content is hackneyed and predictable, until about the 37 second mark, when it starts claiming Ryan's budget would hurt college students. And, of course, they show a shot of students at college:
Nice looking college, no? Well, no. That's the Nebraska State Capitol building, west entrance. Here's a iPhone picture I took yesterday evening.
Of course, you could argue this epitomizes Obama's attitude to college; he spent his Columbia years smoking dope and snorting coke in his apartment. And it's truly ironic they didn't notice the statue in the foreground. Uh, Barack, that's Abraham Lincoln. But mostly this shows that Obama's team is so frantic to generate smears, they don't do the most minimal fact-checking.

h/t anonymous commenter on Leavenworth St.

1 comment:

  1. That is a pathetic attempt to slime President Obama's campaign. Sure, you are right, but those putting the ad together I am sure were looking through 'stock video' for whatever could 'pass' as possibly college students .... in that they did not fail.

    Now, I thought when googling "Ryan fail" you were calling HIM Slime, you would have been more accurate if you had been doing so.

    Instead I find an impotent nit pick... Conservatives... I should not be surprised. Whenever someone says the word I see a petulant child of 2-3 years of age with some toy puling on it tears running down it's face screaming "MINE! MINE!!!"