October 24, 2013

"What Is Mitt Romney Hiding in His New House's Hidden Room?"

"You can see the room in the blueprint at right. It's a little over 50 square feet, twice as long as it is wide. The document marks where the 'hidden door' will be built in to shelving in the adjacent study. It's next to the 'powder room' and the 'coat room," which many people would call a 'bathroom' and 'closet.'..."

60 comments:

Lem said...

Binders full of porn.

YoungHegelian said...

Very small multiple wives.

Lem said...

No, its a safe room, like in that movie with Jodie Foster.

Panic Room (2002)

Lem said...

Romney goes in there instead of panicking his wife's horses.

Lem said...

I give up..

His Health Insurance Policy?

Levi Starks said...

Bat cave

Levi Starks said...

Bat cave

Freeman Hunt said...

The mad first wife he was conned into marrying.

PB Reader said...

Magic underwear room?

Freeman Hunt said...

His dead wife's indoor garden.

PB Reader said...

Sometimes a storage room is just a storage room. Since you'll not be going in there that often, why waste interior design/decor on a door and frame that isn't used that much. It's pretty common to disguise it to blend in. We have a powder room and hall closet that have been similarly disguised. It looks nice.

William said...

I bet Romney's coat room is bigger than my bathroom.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Hillary Clinton blow up dolls.

Freeman Hunt said...

You walk to the back of it, pushing through stacks of office supplies and there you are in a snowy forest by a street lamp.

Freeman Hunt said...

A society of highly intelligent, technologically advanced rats.

Henry said...

Freeman's 12:33:

:)

El Pollo Raylan said...

A secret collection of pirated Crack Emcee hip-hop recordings.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Masthead at the link:

"The Atlantic Wire: What Matters Now"

LOL

mikeski said...

Dogs. In carriers. On top of cars. Waiting to go on vacation.

William said...

Women like to fantasize about excess closet space.

Revenant said...

Sheesh, people, the answer couldn't be more obvious. I don't know how you didn't see it. That's where he keeps his Scrooge McDuck vault, obviously.

It isn't the full-sized vault, of course. Just the home version. The big one's in a bunker under Salt Lake City.

AJ Lynch said...

Libs are like crazed stalkers.

Here is a guy, Romney, who has more class and restraint than any ten libs combined. After the librul media killed him and he lost to an incompetent arrogant ass, Romney has never complained nor whined nor unleashed any anger, or bitterness or "see I told you so's" to the voters and the media. So, WTF is the Atlantic writing this crap?

David said...

The plans say "Office Storage." It's the right size for file cabinets. Boring, huh?

AJ Lynch said...

Or maybe his lifesize Mr. Monopoly costumes.

AJ Lynch said...

...including his collection of monocles, top hats and spats.

lemondog said...

If it is 'hidden' why is it on a blueprint for all to see?

Samrobb said...

"It is a secret room for the sake of having a secret room."

Gets my vote. Because having a secret room is AWESOME.

When my younger brother built his house recently, there was a similarly sized "dead space" in the plans. He converted it into a secret room, hidden behind two built-in bookcase doors. It currently serves as a playroom for his kids.

Only time in my life that I can recall being envious of a 10-year old. Because, man! SECRET ROOM.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Sharks with frickin' laser beams.

Lem said...

A secret collection of pirated Crack Emcee hip-hop recordings.

Thread winner...

Wait, did I just break the commenting rules? I definitely broke them now by referring to them... not to mention going on at length about it.

I guess there is only one way to find out.

Scotty, beam me to Romney's New House Secret Room.

Larry J said...

Perhaps stockpiles of guns and ammo (invest in precious metals like brass and lead). Or perhaps that's where he'll stockpile the large food supply as urged by the Mormon Church.

Why do Mormons store food?

We store food so that we can be prepared to care for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors in case of an emergency. Mormons understand that our basic human needs must be met before we can think about spiritual matters. Food storage ensures that those needs will be met.

If you think back to all of the various natural disasters that have struck in the US alone over the past few years, you’ll realize that storing a few emergency supplies is a great idea for everyone.

Drago said...

AJ: "So, WTF is the Atlantic writing this crap?"

Because otherwise the Atlantic might feel obligated to report, even superficially, on the 90 million (record) working age Americans who are out of the workforce, the weapons provided by obama to the Mexican drug cartels that keep turning up at murder scenes, the record number of welfare recipients, the collapse of our foreign policy credibility, etc.

Much better to talk about Romney's "room".

How many mansions does John Kerry have again?

I've lost count.

Of course, those are "good" mansions. Mansions of "the people" simply being "care-takered" by noted humanitarian Kerry, no doubt.

Drago said...

Samrobb: "Because having a secret room is AWESOME."

You keep using this word, "secret". I do not think it means what you think it means.

Rocketeer said...

Servers for Project Orca.

Sam L. said...

So, the hidden room to be is no longer hidden. Wait! My mind hurts!

Ok. Howzabout The Secrets Of The Illuminati, The Elders of Zion, A really big pile of Rosicrucian literature, and a complete set of once-and-only-once-read set of MAD magazines?

Hagar said...

I had not thought about it before, but there probably is a local ordinance requiring floorplans for all buildings to be on file with the municipal Building Dept. for reference by the Fire Dept. and other authorized personnel with a "need to know."

Such files ought to be protected against un-authorized inspection by people with no public "need to know" interest, but probably very rarely are.

The local municpality has allowed such inspection to take place, and The Atlantic has taken advantage of it to publish a map of the Romney's private dwelling for the guidance of any burglars, leftwing nut cases, and anyone else with malevolent intentions for the family.

I guess The Atlantic can hide behind the 1st Amendment, but do the Romneys have a case against the municipality and the person(s) responsible for letting the floorplans become public knowledge?

Drago said...

Hagar: "The local municpality has allowed such inspection to take place, and The Atlantic has taken advantage of it to publish a map of the Romney's private dwelling for the guidance of any burglars, leftwing nut cases, and anyone else with malevolent intentions for the family."

Now now Hagar. Next you'll be telling me that gov't types would treat IRS records of republicans and Tax-exempt applications from republican/conservative groups differently than dems/lefties.

Or perhaps you'll tell me that a white house employee with no security clearance and no documented "boss" in the white house was able to get his hands on hundreds of confidential FBI background checks on republicans and suddenly have lots of that material "leak" with no real interest on the part of the press.

LOL

Come on now, how can you believe such things?

Rusty said...

Gun room.

Tari said...

I say safe room. As in, for a valuables safe and other storage.

Which reminds me, I was at lunch today with a co-worker who took a call in the middle of the meal. His side of the conversation went like this: "yes, I found the ring, tell her I put it in the safe at our house - it's fine." The only problem is, he was talking to his 7th grader, who apparently has a friend who has a ring that needs to be stored in a safe? WTF?

And he really said "in the safe" two or three times, not just "it's safe" or "I put it somewhere safe". People are odd.

mccullough said...

The Golden Plates. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

paminwi said...

12:30 comment: I bet Romney's coat room is bigger than my bathroom.

Who gives a sh*t? Did Romney get where he is by "good luck"? If you worked hard for your money and and you want to build a really, big ass closet off your study- GO FOR IT!

I'm also guessing Ann Romney has an even bigger closet for her clother and shoes!

I'm guessing there's some jealously in your small minded comment.

David said...

The Wire is also reporting that Obama is going to make the Marines wear "girly hats."

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/10/obama-demands-marines-wear-girly-hats/70891/

So they are equal opportunity idiots at the wire.

David said...

Maybe he built it to impress Jodie Foster.

ngtrains said...

So what. I've had a hidden closet in my last two houses,
and the first house was 2100 sq ft and the second about 4,000 sq ft. It's just a way to hide the junk so my desk looks to be neat.

Scott M said...

Oh, come on. If you have the means, tell me you wouldn't want a revolving bookcase that leads to a hidden room.

Ubercool.

William said...

Sometime back there was a show on MTV called Cribs. I swear to God I never watched a complete episode, but, God help me, I watched parts of it. One day some soap opera star I had never heard of was giving a tour of her place. She had a walk in closet just for her shoes. The closet was huge. I live in NYC where space is at a premium. I know of studio apartments here that are smaller than her shoe closet, and whose appliances and furnishings cost less than a pair of her shoes.......I seldom envy the rich. I know most of them would give half of all they own for a fraction of my intelligence and good looks, but I, nonetheless felt a twinge of envy. If you ever wonder why Marxism despite being a complete failure wherever and whenever tried continued to attract millions to its cause, you have only to look at the phenomenon of walk in shoe closets. If we want to stop the spread of socialism in his country, there would be no better place to start, then regulating the size of walk in closets, and most especially walk in shoe closets.

RecChief said...

why does anyone care? he isn't running for anything, has pretty much dropped out of sight, and there are a whole host of houses in middle class to upper middle class neighborhoods in Des Moines and suburbs with "secret" rooms. Built some of them myself.

Inga said...

Three other wives.

Chef Mojo said...

Who cares?

Andy Freeman said...

> The only problem is, he was talking to his 7th grader, who apparently has a friend who has a ring that needs to be stored in a safe? WTF?

You may not think that the friend's ring is important, but I'll bet that said friend thinks that said ring is important.

By putting said ring in a safe, he told said friend that he respects her stuff.

I'll bet that said friend appreciated the gesture.

Birches said...

I agree, El Pollo won the thread hands down.

Sam L. said...

PB Reader--Does it successfully guests from using it?

AJ Lynch--It's what they do. Mean little minds and all.

Hey! How many movies have you seen with houses and secret passageways? That's just so COOL!

Scott M.: "Put. Ze. Kendle. BECK!"

The Crack Emcee said...

It's probably a storage room for food.

Gentiles send Mormons into fight or flight.

After being chased across the country for disgusting everybody, the Mormons have become a thrifty and paranoid people, prepared for any inevitability - including riding out natural disasters and/or having to attack or raise up stakes in a heartbeat. So they usually have a storage room filled with supplies, a la preppers. Several in a single house is not uncommon in Utah. Just in case. Because you never know.

Meanwhile, you guys keep telling each other how much they actually like you, they're just like you, and should be given the reigns to power over us all.

Because they so want to help the people who they see as having terrorized them for all time.

Mitt, with a secret collection of pirated Crack Emcee hip-hop recordings, makes more sense,..

somefeller said...

Bring out the Gimp!

Big Mike said...

It's for storing his binders. The ones full of women.

SineWaveII said...

It's a padded room where he bangs his head against the wall and wails. Why didn't I run my own campaign?
Why did I hire those consultants?
Why why why?

EDH said...

In My Room

There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to
In my room, in my room
In this world I lock out all my worries and my fears
In my room, in my room

Do my dreaming and my scheming
Lie awake and pray
Do my crying and my sighing
Laugh at yesterday

Now it's dark and I'm alone
But I won't be afraid
In my room, in my room
In my room, in my room
In my room, in my room

Kurt said...

If these folks at AW are so interested in what's going on in that room, why not follow the detail reference to interior elevation 3/A16? It's an interior elevation mark, and that detail will show exactly what those cabinets look like. They can read what's written on a drawing, but they are too ignorant to understand how the detail references link to other drawings in the set, which provide more detailed information.

shirley elizabeth said...

Soon after I had my first baby, my husband's company outgrew his position. This was only a couple of years ago and a horrible time to lose a job, mostly because of the impossibility of finding a new one. With very little income and making large payments each month to pay off hospital bills, we had no money left for groceries, internet, etc - and after our savings were spent we couldn't even pay those bills or house payments. It was the #10 cans of food staples that our church suggested we compile and store that got us through that time. Eating was bleak, but we ate.

So good on ya, Crack, for sneering at the self-reliant.

JAWilson said...

Those are old hand drawn plans. How do we know those plans are the Romney house?

The Crack Emcee said...

shirley elizabeth,

So good on ya, Crack, for sneering at the self-reliant.

I just went through a period where I mostly ate cans of soup dated back to 2010 so, please, save the "self-reliant" lecture for someone who gives a shit.

What's really "good on ya" is how you took my true tale of Mormon paranoia and child molestation, over centuries, and turned that into something you now want to frame as good, or even enlightened, just to attempt to smite me with it when all I did was explain what nobody else could.

Some of you will say anything, as long as someone "spiritual" gets a little child abuse on the side, won't you?

Some pretty sick fucks, you are,...