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Sit very still and they won’t suspect you

Via Balloon Juice, I think this is a very rigid and creepy looking Tagg or possibly Josh Romney, one of Mitt’s spawn anyway, watching Tuesday’s debate. Not to pick on a candidate’s kid, but since he’s an arrogant prick who seeks out the limelight, Romney JR has earned an exception. … You can almost see the demon seething inside and a thought bubble, “If I sit still, very still, I’ll show them I wouldn’t even harm a fly …”


  1. Ben P says

    FYI Explaining the photo

    BILL LUMAYE: I’m going to ask something I think a lot of people want to know, or at least I do. What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar. How do you react to that?

    TAGG ROMNEY: Jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because… Well, first there is a lot of Secret Service between you and him but also because this is the nature of the process.

  2. Reginald Selkirk says

    Father’s dishonesty drives son to thoughts of violence

    Tagg Romney, the eldest of Mitt Romney’s five sons, said on Wednesday that he wanted to “take a swing” at President Obama during Tuesday night’s debate, BuzzFeed reports.
    Speaking on a local North Carolina radio station, Romney was asked about hearing “the president of the United States call your dad a liar.”

    Tagg: It’s not Obama’s fault that your father is a liar.
    BTW, how did it feel when your father accused you of being a persistent liar during the first debate? Did that make you want to take a swing at him?

  3. hexidecima says

    amazing how Tagg wants to hit someone for lying but is totally oblivious on how much his father does it. I suppose if you grew up with Mitt as your father you might not notice it anymore.

    now if Tagg can show how Obama was mistaken, then he might have a point. But I’m guessing he can’t.

  4. F says

    No, no, it isn’t about whether Daddy is a liar, your just aren’t supposed to call him on it. Christ, that’s impolite. Put down that Secret Service detail and let’s see how big a man you are then. What? Doesn’t matter what Daddy said, if he lies or smears Obama or anyone else (to the point of legally actionable slander), I’m offended now.

    Yeah, the image has an Omen III flavor, I imagine it was taken in a futuristic war room, the young antichrist in full control of the near-corpse seated in front of him.

  5. anteprepro says

    I’m very afraid for the person standing right in front of Patrick Bateman/The Android. I anticipate that the next scene involved a snapped neck from the creature while it continues to have that same unflinching, unchanging stare.

  6. leftwingfox says

    It took me a while to figure out what’s so freaky about this image: His pupils aren’t level.

    I think that’s what pushes the image from. “I’m furious at you” to “Im GoNNa WeaR Ur SKulL aS A HaT”

  7. lorn says

    My first impression, in line with other observers, was that the look is one of anger and a desire to attack Obama. But with a second viewing and consideration it strikes me that the look is not so much anger as shock and amazement. This guy lived under Mitt for many years and it was well established that he was overbearing, a bully, and a happy joker only as long as he was not the butt of the joke.

    But here he is observing someone stand up to that overbearing bully, and getting away with it. Before this he couldn’t even imagine what that might look like, much less undertake it, but there it is. And the skies haven’t opened up, angels haven’t descended, and Obama hasn’t been struck by lightning or been pummeled into submission or dragged down to hell for his insults to power.

    I even think I see a touch of sadness brought on by his father being proved something less than a paragon. He is no longer the son of a saint. Maybe the tales of getting a planet of his own isn’t true. He has just had his eyes opened and illusions shattered. It is shock I see. He has just made a great leap toward growing up.

  8. carpenterman says

    Are we sure he’s even, you know, *alive*? He looks less like a man keeping himself under control and more like something that’s been just… shut off.

  9. Aliasalpha says

    Carpenterman, are you imagining some sort of weekend at bernies style farce?

    Tagg is an odd name, where does that come from?

  10. ilex says

    I believe this is Josh, not Tagg. I don’t know anything else about him, but he’s not the one that said he wanted to punch Obama. My default expression is one of abject despair, maybe his is homicidal lunacy? Either way, I hope he has a good sense of humor, because the memes are hilarious.


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