Sunday, 30 September 2012

Weird Facts About Presidents.

They are the great leaders. Statesmen. They are intelligent and stylish, imbued with razor sharp political insight, organizational savvy, great character and even temperament. Forty three men have held the title of President of the United States, a position requiring almost superhuman abilities. But like all of us, they are mere mortals and as such are subject to the same behavioural flaws, traits and peccadilloes. Peeing out the window of the Oval Office, for example. Today's Bigmouthery uncovers a few little weirdies you didn't know about the most powerful men on the planet.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Election 2012 - Call It...Friendo.

It's slipping away from Money Boo Boo. Barring an October Surprise video showing President Barack Obama in a compromising position with a small mammal and a jar of marshmallow fluff, Mitt Romney's race looks run. Regular readers will know that Bigmouthery is about as cautious as can be when predicting elections. So with 40 days left till the big day, why the call?

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Election Recipe: How to Turn White Bread Into Toast.

Was in the midde of another post when this came through. Only have time to suggest you watch and have a strange gasp/giggle. Thanks to my friend Kaff for sharing.

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Why Isn't Obama Further in Front?

"I think I can..."

Everybody's after Mitt Romney's hide. Even Bigmouthery took a few shots at him last week after being busted admitting he was only interested in undecided voters. He's even been given a new nickname: Money Boo Boo. And yet, despite the '47%' gaffe, the obvious foreign policy naivety and the lacklustre convention numbers, Romney is still only trailing by single figures across aggregated polls. So why isn't Obama further in front?

Saturday, 22 September 2012

'We'll All Be Rooned' - The State of Campbell.

In the last few years, the Australian political landscape has been very similar to much of the Australian landscape - dry, brown, flat, with a few limp weeds poking out. I pay scant attention to both. To be honest, since my wife went back to America in June, that's where my heart's been and since we decided that we'd try to settle there, my head's gone with it. Election season hasn't helped. It's my Olympics. A quadrennial hobby. But lately it's been hard to ignore events at home. So, with some reluctance, Bigmouthery's gonna take a little look-see (with apologies for the swearing towards the end).

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Mitt Romney: Slicing Down the Middle.

"The percentage I REALLY play to, bitches!"
Things are turning sour for Mitt Romney. No convention bounce, insider criticism for his comments on the Middle East situation and now a double whammy video from leftie site Mother Jones revealing his view that nearly half of America are  'victims' to government entitlement and that a resolution to the Israel/Palestine situation is 'almost unthinkable' (Bigmouthery's not covering that one in this edition.) With 48 days left until election day, are these latest developments the death knell for the Romney campaign?

Sunday, 16 September 2012

What's With the America Thing, Nx?

The Doyle family outside their Ralph St, Berkeley Heights, NJ home, 1966.
As the election draws closer and Bigmouthery devotes more energy to following the swirls and spins of the campaign, more than one person (two) has asked me, "What the hell is it with you and America?"
Shut up for seven mins and I'll tell you.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Election 2012: Where It's At.


Fifty one days left until America chooses the guy who hasn't lived up to his 2008 promise...or the cicada shell. Coincidentally, 51 days till I land in America. With the conventions over and the debates still weeks away, where are we at?

Friday, 14 September 2012

Election Speak for Dummies.

We've covered conventions, the college and a lot of scuttlebutt but in the heat of the 2012 election campaign. But some things are easy to forget. A lot of the jargon, acronyms and abbreviations commonly used in presidential elections are new to many of my Australian readers. So here, in no particular order because I'm too lazy) is an arbitrary and quick-fire guide to some of the language you'll hear during the run up to November 6.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Style Over Substance Under Stupid.

NASA being very stylish.
Another stage of the 2012 election campaign has been safely jettisoned (see metaphorical picture above). It's often said that, like a Saturn V rocket, there are three stages to a presidential campaign. This is untrue. There are four stages to a Saturn V rocket including payload and as many as 12 stages to a campaign, not including payload. Plus, I don't think anyone had compared an election to a rocket before today. Anyway...

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Election 2012: The College.

A wonderful country, which should be renamed 'Swansonland'.

Time to get down and dirty, folks. Sixty five days remain until the US Presidential election. The winner will be the guy with the most votes. Simple, right? Not so fast, tulip IS pretty simple, but a little less simple than you think. In this little chunk of Bigmouthery, we'll take a look at how America picks a winner...and who is in pole position right now. Come on, click the thing! (Warning - maps & stats ahead.)