Blink. Blink. Blink Blink. Blink. Blink Blink Blink. Blink…

16 10 2008

The Mudflats poll had “compulsive blinking” as the number 3 most annoying McCain-ism of the debate, after the “hideous death grin” and Joe the plumber.

True, the blinking was incessant throughout, but this one particular moment was the blinking highlight of the debate. McCain has been asking over the course of two debates now, for the dollar amount of the fine that Barack Obama would impose on small business owners for not providing health care. He finally got his answer. “Zero.” This apparently unanticipated answer caused a screeching sound in McCain’s brain that almost got picked up by the microphones, causing him to shift from “smug” to “deer in the headlights” in 1.8 seconds flat.

The outcome, for those of you keeping track at home was a whopping 54 blinks in 28 seconds. That’s almost two full blinks per second, nevermind the untold mental whiplash for McCain. Just for fun, try watching the video above and blink along.

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16 10 2008
kidsquid

McCain on Letterman…I do not want to miss it.

16 10 2008
TJ

My eyeballs hurt now :(
All I could think as McCain’s expression suddenly turned, was “He’s panicking right now. He has absolutely no idea what to say next. His argument for the rest of the question time just got shot to shreds.”

16 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

What is with McCain’s CHEEK being swollen and not being able to open his mouth on one side….

16 10 2008
Chaco

He couldn’t open his mouth on that side because Sarah was hiding in there, making out with “Joe the Plumber”

16 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

kidsquid (12:56:34)

But Joe Biden is on Leno’s show tonight. I’m conflicted.

16 10 2008
Chaco

By the way, I don’t know how many of you saw the debate on HDTV. Let me tell you, McCain’s a scary sight with all that detail. He looked like he was made out of rotting plastic.

16 10 2008
Newfoundland Dogs Rule

The “Deer in the Headlights” look has been around for awhile. In the videos from Keating Five hearings he has it. Every time he’s caught off balance, that’s his look. The blinking . . . maybe he’s making up for Palin’s not blinking.

16 10 2008
Susan in PA

He even looks like he’s breathing harder after the shock of hearing Obama’s answer – great video!

~Goalie Sanka That One Hussein

16 10 2008
Halcrow

Can’t post the link (shoot, cain’t hardly post nothin’ no more).

Times OnlineOctober 16, 2008

Comment: John McCain has missed his last chance
This was the Republican candidate’s final chance to alter the dynamics of the presidential campaign in his favour. But repeating character attacks on Barack Obama wasn’t the way to do it

16 10 2008
Halcrow

Can’t post the link (shoot, cain’t hardly post nothin’ no more). Any way to fix it?

Times OnlineOctober 16, 2008

Comment: John McCain has missed his last chance
This was the Republican candidate’s final chance to alter the dynamics of the presidential campaign in his favour. But repeating character attacks on Barack Obama wasn’t the way to do it

16 10 2008
Augie

It was so satisfying to see that smug look wiped from his face!

16 10 2008
kidsquid

2Meat Notgay Hussein (13:02:14)

On Leno, Biden will talk, on Letterman, Letterman will talk! I want to hear what Letterman is going to say.

16 10 2008
Halcrow

Times OnlineOctober 16, 2008

Comment: John McCain has missed his last chance
This was the Republican candidate’s final chance to alter the dynamics of the presidential campaign in his favour. But repeating character attacks on Barack Obama wasn’t the way to do it

16 10 2008
kidsquid

2Meat Notgay Hussein:

Biden’s Republican counterpart, Sarah Palin, has appeared on no late night shows. But she’s practically been the star of Saturday’s late night mainstay “Saturday Night Live” as portrayed by Tina Fey.

But don’t look for her on tonight’s “SNL’s Weekend Update Thursday” (NBC, 9 p.m.), which is expected to be taken up by a one-day turnaround of Wednesday night’s Obama-McCain debate. (But who will play Bob Schieffer? Chris Parnell again?)

16 10 2008
TheraP

GOP. The Party that Blinks!

16 10 2008
0whole1

I don’t understand why that surprised him. Obama said “zero” re: health care mandate fines in, I think, the second debate. He must not have been listening.

Hey, is it just me, or has McCain gotten more Palinesque in his responses over time? In other words, more talkin’ pointy, more word salady?

16 10 2008
Halcrow

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4951494.ece

From The Times
October 16, 2008
‘Obama looks like a terrorist but I’ll vote for him anyway’

Tim Reid in Waverly, Ohio

As a beautiful dawn breaks over the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, lighting up the tiny Ohio town of Waverly — where black people were once not allowed to live — David Risner stands puffing on a hand-rolled cigarette, one hand thrust into his camouflage hunting jacket.

“I ain’t gonna lie to you,” he said. “A lot of people around here don’t want Obama because of his colour. And it’s his name that bothers me. It’s Muslim.”

The 44-year-old truck driver took a sip of coffee and added: “Despite all that, I’m pushing more toward him because of the economy. Fuel prices are killing us. To me, McCain is just for the rich people. A lot of us are reconsidering Obama because we like what he’s saying on the economy.”

A hundred yards away Michelle Cantrell, 23, was smoking a cigarette outside a drug recovery centre, where she is being treated for addiction to painkillers…”

16 10 2008
Jean Recoil Zoo Palin Hussein

Chaco,
I thought of that (McCain in hi def)–and shivered!!!!!!

16 10 2008
soCalGal

Some good comments from astute 82 years olds…

http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/the-angriest-man-in-america/

Read the side bar posts on SPalina! Too funny.

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Sarah said they wouldn’t blink while in office. Maybe he is getting his ‘fix’ of blinking in case he wins (which he won’t)

16 10 2008
SoCal Bob

McCain had that “In what regard Charlie” look when he mumbled “zero” in response to Barack’s answer. Sort of like getting caught with your pants down in the wrong restroom.

16 10 2008
Halcrow

IMO, the rest of the world is ever-so-desperate for a change from Bush’s disastrous leadership and policies.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4952820.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2637446

Times Online
October 16, 2008
Comment: John McCain has missed his last chance

This was the Republican candidate’s final chance to alter the dynamics of the presidential campaign in his favour. But repeating character attacks on Barack Obama wasn’t the way to do it.

Gerard Baker, US Editor, in Hempstead, New York

Wednesday night’s third presidential debate was probably John McCain’s last real chance to alter the dynamics of an election campaign that has been trending decisively against him for the last few weeks.

He didn’t do it. He might, in fact, have made an already difficult situation for him worse, by an ill-advised decision to repeat some of his recent character attacks on Barack Obama that polls have shown are doing his campaign no good at all…”

16 10 2008
Halcrow

IMO, the rest of the world is ever-so-desperate for a change from Bush’s disastrous leadership and policies.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4952820.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2637446

Times Online

October 16, 2008

Comment: John McCain has missed his last chance.

This was the Republican candidate’s final chance to alter the dynamics of the presidential campaign in his favour. But repeating character attacks on Barack Obama wasn’t the way to do it.

Gerard Baker, US Editor, in Hempstead, New York

Wednesday night’s third presidential debate was probably John McCain’s last real chance to alter the dynamics of an election campaign that has been trending decisively against him for the last few weeks.

He didn’t do it. He might, in fact, have made an already difficult situation for him worse, by an ill-advised decision to repeat some of his recent character attacks on Barack Obama that polls have shown are doing his campaign no good at all.

16 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I believe Obama wants to be President to genuinely help the people of this country. And McCain wants to be President to prove he’s not a loser. Guess what, McCain, you’re a loser.

16 10 2008
Halcrow

IMO, the rest of the world is ever-so-desperate for a change from Bush’s disastrous leadership and policies.

Times Online

October 16, 2008

Comment: John McCain has missed his last chance.

This was the Republican candidate’s final chance to alter the dynamics of the presidential campaign in his favour. But repeating character attacks on Barack Obama wasn’t the way to do it.

Gerard Baker, US Editor, in Hempstead, New York

Wednesday night’s third presidential debate was probably John McCain’s last real chance to alter the dynamics of an election campaign that has been trending decisively against him for the last few weeks.

He didn’t do it. He might, in fact, have made an already difficult situation for him worse, by an ill-advised decision to repeat some of his recent character attacks on Barack Obama that polls have shown are doing his campaign no good at all.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4952820.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2637446

16 10 2008
16 10 2008
Halcrow

IMO, the rest of the world is ever-so-desperate for a change from Bush’s disastrous leadership and policies.

Times Online
October 16, 2008
Comment: John McCain has missed his last chance.

This was the Republican candidate’s final chance to alter the dynamics of the presidential campaign in his favour. But repeating character attacks on Barack Obama wasn’t the way to do it.

Gerard Baker, US Editor, in Hempstead, New York

Wednesday night’s third presidential debate was probably John McCain’s last real chance to alter the dynamics of an election campaign that has been trending decisively against him for the last few weeks.

He didn’t do it. He might, in fact, have made an already difficult situation for him worse, by an ill-advised decision to repeat some of his recent character attacks on Barack Obama that polls have shown are doing his campaign no good at all.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4952820.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2637446

16 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Off topic

Did y’all go back to the Palin As President site and find the new fun thing?

16 10 2008
Lulu

Thera P wrote: “GOP. The Party that Blinks!”

LOL! :-)

16 10 2008
angryxer

Sorry to miss the Mudflatter commentariat last night during the debate. Of course I had to come back later and look through comments and, as always, AKM’s great blow-by-blow of events.

I remain seething at McCain’s contemptuous comments about women’s (airquote) “health.” What a vile, vile man.

http://angryxer.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/mccain-womens-health-just-a-loophole-for-more-abortion/

The highlights of McCain’s debate grimacing & eyerolling is good for a little satisfaction. The petty, increasingly creepy candidate is getting hoisted by his own petard–you want to make the election about character? M’kay.

http://www.jedreport.com/2008/10/mccains-eye-rolls-raw-video-mo.html

16 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

judi hussein that one Obama (13:17:27) :
“Sarah said they wouldn’t blink while in office. Maybe he is getting his ‘fix’ of blinking in case he wins (which he won’t)”

It could be empathy blinking – after having watched Sarah go so long without blinking – he might be dry-eyed. Another theory says he’s using the POW blink code and messaging “Help get me out of here!” whenever he’s caught in awkward moment. Then there is is the alien reptile theory – because he flicks his tongue and blinks a lot – has anybody noticed flies around him when he does this?

16 10 2008
Lulu

OFF TOPIC – great blog about the ads in the campaign on The Nation:

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/_by-leslie

16 10 2008
phoebe

Oh My God….this is the sleeziest campaign ever. He basically disregarded Bill Ayers in the debate….now they are hoping to scare & dupe the skinheads of America. It needs to stop. MSM needs to step in & direct traffic. I can’t believe this is happening.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/16/massive-rnc-robocall-may_n_135348.html

16 10 2008
Juneau Girl

Democrat G – McCain had surgery for cancer on that side of his face. It left him with a puffy area.

16 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

STILL TIME TO SIGN UP UNTIL 10AM FRIDAY MORNING !!!

Folks, remember anyone who wants to attend the GREATER PITTSBURGH MUDFLATS MINI-MUDSTOCK get together at 6PM FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th at Rolands in the Strip District in Pittsburgh has now extended time until 10AM FRIDAY MORNING to contact me at HamletsMillMudFlats@gmail.com for a reservation. We have added more people today! Yes! At least 3 hours of LOVE and PEACE with the local ever growing Mudtribe!

Have fun PA Mudflatters! I’ll be with you in spirit. Hope someone sends me pics! AKM

16 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Lulu (13:27:12) :
“Thera P wrote: “GOP. The Party that Blinks!””

This could be a riff on the Gross Ogling Perverts. That seems to happen a lot around Sarah – which raises the question does he blink so much when he’s away from her because his eye get dry from all that staring when he’s around her?

16 10 2008
Go See Alice

a/k/a Copper Hussein Lipstick

I’m a lawyer,not a doctor or nurse, so hope maybe a health care professional- or a mental health professional might weigh in . The excessive blinking and the frequent extensions of McAin’ts tongue make me wonder if over the years he wasn’t prescribed old-school antipsychotic meds and what we are seeing is a manifestation of EPS or tardive dyskinesia.
If you have not seen ” the tongue”, here is a pic from the end of last jnight’s debate ( not a photoshop job; the pic came from Reuter’s )

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Republican-presidential-nominee-shaking-hands-Senator-Barack-Obama-presidential-debate/photo//ids_photos_ts/r.jpg/;_ylt=AujAY6EXHmMQy5Zsha09SbsDW7oF

16 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

kidsquid (13:09:33)

Dave’s show should be good – wonder if McCain can find a small child to mitigate Dave’s response.

16 10 2008
Tangle Jig Palin

Between the blinking and the tongue flicking in and out, it looks like a neurological disorder, (just call me Dr. Frist Palin).

16 10 2008
Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

AKM, this story was just too good.. I agree on your three items, but i’d put that pornographic grin of his as number 1. If you walked into a police station and that repulsive face was on a wanted poster, you’d ask the desk sargeant if he was wanted for some sort of child molestation. He has that creepy-crawly look that makes my skin crawl.

The blinking was almost funny.. Experts have different opinions, but many say it’s a mental tick that happens when people are thinking and calculating lies.

Joe the Plumber is going to screw McYellowTeeth to the wall, he was pretty badly vetted.

You also left off the finger quotes. which may be his worst moment in the debate.

All in all, you’re getting the Pitbull back soon.. Sorry for that.

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

@Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (12:20:43) :

Now that you mention I did notice flies and then they disappeared just as he was licking his l.. Oh my God. He is a lizard!

16 10 2008
Augie

Meat Notgay Hussein –
Maybe Sarah’s not using Piper tonight!

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (13:30:00)

sorry I meant eajphd

16 10 2008
Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Ohhh..

Two more things.. 1.. Anyone notice McYellowTeeth’s upper lip doesn’t move at all???? IT’s like it’s botoxed in place..

#2.. He had drool in the left corner of his mouth.

Today, yet another yelled KILL HIM and he shook his head a little and went on and said I want to discuss the economy, yet only 12 hours after the debate, he didn’t repudiate the comment, he didn’t stop his speech or have the guy kicked out of the audience. He just made a passive response.

McYellowteeth came across ‘with the hideous death grin’ was just flawless..!

How’s the mudflat in the blog race?

It’s in the “Top 3″ but they won’t tell you who is in which place, nor how many votes each of the top 3 has…. I’ll let you know when I hear something. :-D AKM

16 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

{http://schwicky.net/calvin/show/dinner}

The young John McLizard.

16 10 2008
Linda (Celtic Diva)

Excellent article! (Blink, blink, blink…)

Polarbear is on this and unbelievably, it seems that “Joe the Plumber” may have been A REPUBLICAN PLANT!!!!!

Check out his post “Joe the Bumbler.”

John McCain should just hide on his ranch until November 4th where he won’t do himself anymore harm.

16 10 2008
Erin

AKM, I can’t see the video. In fact, I haven’t been able to see any of the videos you’ve posted. I’ve tried in Firefox and Safari. Am I doing something wrong? Does it only work in Internet Explorer?

No…I have Firefox, so that’s not it. Maybe some techie out there can answer?? AKM

16 10 2008
Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Who thinks Letterman will cause him to walk off the stage?

AKM.. we need a poll..

Will Letterman:

A..Be nice
B.. Be caustic
C..Be completely Letterman at his incredible most wonderful worst?

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I vote C

16 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Augie (13:37:03)

Toooo Funny!

16 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

OH PS… when you look at the photo montage of Calvin as McLizard, please take note of the serendipitous reference to where he’s going to run away ….

I’m laughing wildly…. sometimes that is best in these circumstances.

16 10 2008
reveur1147 "That One" aka Crop Schooner Hussein Palin

Hiya, Mudpuppies ;) This is kinda/sorta off-topic, but I just VOTED AGAIN for Mudflats !! Let’s keep those votes rolling in for the BEST political blog !!

I am soooooo hyper now re: the election, that I can’t stand it ! I keep trying to turn my hyper state of mind into positive action — do something on behalf of the campaign when I can — but I can’t stand the wait ! It’s so much worse than waiting for Santa ever was :(

btw, did anyone catch McCain’s 2 references to autism during the debate last night ? The first mention he made, I didn’t give it much thought. But, when he went back to his point regarding “special needs” a second time, he then referenced autism again … and how Sarah Palin certainly understands better than most the needs of those children. Does McCain not realize the difference between autism and Downs’ Syndrome ? Or, is he not aware of Trig’s diagnosis ? Or both ? Not too impressive, either way !

@angryxer, ditto all of your comments — and then some !

16 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Damn, Go See Alice, that’s really scary. Antipsychotic drugs? Looks like he’s a textbook case. Wish one of our doctor mudpuppies would weigh in on this. Shouldn’t that have come out in his medical records? He’s a psycho? He acts like one.

16 10 2008
Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Judi, i agree.. he already hates all things Repug and doesn’t hide his feelings and he really, really hates mcgrumpy.. should be incredible TV.. way better than the debate..

I think Leno can take the night off :) Lettermans ratings will rock.

16 10 2008
Richard

McCain and Palin:

Blinky and Winky.

16 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Erin (13:43:02) :

AKM, I can’t see the video. In fact, I haven’t been able to see any of the videos you’ve posted.
——————-
Erin, I was having the same issues recently. Had to restart my computer.

16 10 2008
Linda (Celtic Diva)

So, it turns out that “Joe the Plumber” is actually A REPUBLICAN PLANT!

Unbelievable! If he stayed on his ranch until November 4th he probably would be better off…he’d do himself less damage!

16 10 2008
Independent in AZ

off topic…

for you keyboard researchers out there on Joe the Plumber…

what we seem to know as “truths”:

– “Joe the Plumber” is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, age 34 and has a son and living parents. He lives on Shrewsbury Street in Springfield Township, OH.

– Registered Republican and voted in Mar 2008 primaries vs. Faux news says: “Joe the plumber is the nation’s every man — embodying the American dream and representing the swing voter Barack Obama and John McCain want to reach.”

– Non OH licensed, Non OH union apprentice plumber working for A W Newell Corporation (OH), dba Alan W. Newell Plumbing & Heating, A W Newell Plumbing and Heating, 2638 Talmadge Rd, Toledo, OH. Hasn’t completed required steps for plumbing license, status in the process unknown.

– Doesn’t make $250,000 annualy but makes assumptions and questioned Obama about the impact on his “future plans” to purchase a plumbing business (assumed this to be current employer) under an Obama/Biden administration.

– Has an OH state income tax lien filed against him for under $2K

– He said he was born in the Toledo area, lived until he was 13 in the Florida Panhandle area, went to Springfield High School, and then entered the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at an Air Force base in Alaska from 1992 until 1995. He said he was honorably discharged. Mr. Wurzelbacher also said he lived in Arizona from 1997 until 2000.

Opinions attributed to Joe in his own words during his “15 minutes of fame” moments to date:

-doesn’t believe in social security
-calls Barrack’s taxing plans socialism
-claims he is in process of purchasing his employer’s business
-claims he has discussed at some point taking over his employer’s business.
-joked Obama is like Sammy Davis Jr.
-troubled by his interpretation of Obama’s “spread the wealth” response
-“I’m not sorry that we’re in Iraq”
-“Barack Obama’s tax plan infuriates me.”

Probable connections

Outside non sourced genealogy database reflects a Samuel Joe Wuzelbacher married to a woman with one child born circa 1995. Names are given but I don’t think it fair to pull them into Joe’s brush with fame. The names do tie Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher to Tucson, Pima County, Arizona and Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona and to the Ohio address and names available for public viewing. Divorce records also exist in Ohio DR19970476 for Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher with same spousal name, note of accusations with dismissal status. Not a legal scholar to give justice to the divorce docket sheet.

Latest rumor? Anyone see a final connection or facts disproving (sp?) a connection?

– relationship between Samuel J. Wurzelbacher and Richard M. Wurzelbacher Jr. ,the convicted son-in-law of Charles Keating, aka Keating 5.

Next stop for Joe the Plumber?

Joe says he just hopes he doesn’t embarrass himself. “Right now I’m flabbergasted with this. I hope I’m not making too much of a fool of myself and get a message out there — learn for yourself,” he said.

– Joe Wurzelbacher will appear on FOX News Channel’s “Huckabee” program in an exclusive primetime interview Saturday (Oct 18th) at 8 p.m. ET. The show will re-air on Sunday night, also at 8 p.m. ET. Wurzelbacher will appear on the program with his son and father. (Cavuto, that business channel wannabe) had him on yesterday BEFORE the debate)

16 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

My Dad had radiation on his temple for skin cancer, and it caused chronic dry eye. It was intensely painful for my Dad, and treatment after treatment failed to help at all. If his eyes weren’t full of goey gel ointment, he was blinking rapidly.

I suspect this is McCain’s problem. In itself, it’s not a symptom of cancer returning, but it’s possibly a sign of aggressive radiation causing necrosis around the tear ducts.

My Dad also had a neck dissection just like McCain had a few years ago. His face was swollen at the cheekbone for several months, but his neck was caved in deeply. McCain’s surgery may have been focused higher than my Dad’s, but it sure has a lot of similarities.

My Dad died from complications related to the radiation on his temple – necrosis caused a seizure and he deteriorated from there. It was a horrible, painful death I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, and when I see McCain’s symptoms mimic my Dad, it upsets me greatly.

16 10 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

McCain’s blinking is code, it was his signal for God to begin The Rapture early and take him out of that uncomfortable place.

However, God ignores McCain ever since poor Johnny sold his soul to Satan. And picking Palin as running mate meant there was no going back on the deal.

16 10 2008
MJC

The Obamas’ Greatest Family Moments (SLIDESHOW)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/16/the-obamas-greatest-famil_n_132339.html

**WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!

16 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

Linda:

that’s a great link… I hope it’s all true!!!

*hears funereal music in the distance, right behind McLiar’s convoy*

16 10 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

Here’s something bizarro—Tennessee man names his baby Sarah McCain Palin without his wife’s knowledge!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/10/16/baby.named.sarah.cnn

16 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Wondering Lake, that makes sense. I’m sorry about your Dad.

16 10 2008
MJC

WATCH VIDEO: Obama And McCain Talk Infidelity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/16/obama-and-mccain-talk-inf_n_135248.html

** OBAMA IS SO GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC!
HIS ANSWER CRACKED ME UP!

16 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

Erin (13:43:02) :
AKM, I can’t see the video. In fact, I haven’t been able to see any of the videos you’ve posted.
——————-
Erin, I was having the same issues recently. Had to restart my computer.

If you use Firefox, the video problem is a known issue with the latest 3.0 update. It’s a pain in the butt to fix, so I just went back to Firefox 2.0

16 10 2008
Tessa

If this makes it through, check out this picture – it is hilarious!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/16/strange-mccain-post-debat_n_135325.html

16 10 2008
Bobg

Erin-I use Firefox exclusively and I never have any trouble viewing the videos. It’s probably in your settings somewhere.

16 10 2008
CindyPDX

I watched this debate streamed online via MSNBC while chatting on the Obama Sign watch web site. I actually started getting ill because McCain’s constant blinking. So I would flip to the other browser window (the Obama Sign Watch) to block viewing him and seeing only the outer edge of the streaming live video.
When Obama would speak, I’d jump over to the live stream video and watch, but if Mccain came into view, I had to put my finger over his eyes.. all the while trying to chat in the other browser window! Talk about multi tasking! LOL

16 10 2008
shell from Ohio

regarding the reference to autism last night, I said the same thing to my husband. Does he think autism and down syndrome are one in the same? Does he even know what he’s talking about? I almost felt embarrassed for the old coot. …almost……

16 10 2008
whichferret

I think one of my favorite moments was when McCain nearly went over backwards and his eyes got as big as dinner plates. Don’t even remember what the topic was, but it was just priceless. Was pretty certain McBush was gonna completely lose it after that. Of course he did start rambling nonsense after that so maybe something burst. No foreign oil!!!! Except for Canadian cause I guess they are just like us only some of them speak french? Oh right that pipeline thingy…..silly me how could I forget *blush*

Which Hussein Ferret Proud Democrat Voter Stuck in a Red State

16 10 2008
phoebe

@Halcrow

Nice post…..is small town America becoming “OurTown”. Are the duped starting to smarter up…….I do hope so.

16 10 2008
NY Dem

Firefox here too – love it ! Just got the 3.0 upgrade and everything works great. See the videos with no problem.

I will NEVER go back to Internet Explorer );-

16 10 2008
Blue Idaho

I think McCain should check out U tube. There are many of his angry raciest rally supporters that he is sooooo proud of. It is really pretty disturbing and more than just a few fringe people.

16 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Just saw this on the Huffington post

Could be an issue if McC does win

“”””””A charitable characterization of AIP might be “quirky down-home Alaska politics.” However, the security processes that govern access to our defense and national security institutions might not look so kindly on Todd Palin’s past political associations. Indeed, if Todd Palin were applying for a job in the US government or at a contractor that required access to sensitive classified information — a security clearance — he would very likely be ineligible. “”””””

Read more @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-naif/todd-palins-alaska-indepe_b_134793.html

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Richard (13:49:30) :

or maybe winkin(palin), blinkin(mccain) and nod (also mccain)

16 10 2008
Bobg

Experience talking here-Unless some security regulations were waived he would not even be allowed into restricted areas of the White House (The parts excluded from the tourist tour.) That would sure put a crimp in Sarah’s marriage if she would ever get to be President. Birth control? or haven’t they figured out what causes children yet?

16 10 2008
whichferret

@Linda

Thanks for the link. Knew there had to be something fishy. Specially since he said that he had heard both proposals and was still going for McBush’s….Wow, REALLY? Which one weren’t you really listening to then?

Ya know the thing about plants? Just like other vegetation they generally aren’t too bright. Seriously this guy let himself be ALL over the news calling out Obama on TAXES knowing full well that he OWES the state of Ohio a sizeable sum of back taxes himself. Really seriously we have got to stop people talking about getting the COMMON MAN into the WHITE HOUSE!!!!!! The COMMON MAN is Joe the Plummer and swwnbn who prove time and time again that they are not only corrupt, but really bad at even hiding it. Cheney at least has been pulling strings for DECADES before people started really putting all of the pieces together. And not every politician is dirty, that is why it is news when they catch the ones that are.

Let’s just hope that because the numbers are soooo amazing this time that it will be really really obvious if “they” try to steal the election this time.

Which Hussein Ferret Proud Democrat Voter Stuck in a Red State

16 10 2008
mtnmama

Wow, I got a headache trying to blink along! I was so interested in what Obama had to say but couldn’t concentrate the entire debate because my eyes were always drawn to McCain’s blinking!!!! Hmmm…maybe it’s a last resort tactic he is pulling to try to get voters to pay more attention to him!??

16 10 2008
Chaco

The McCain Pailin slime machine marches on. I guess they just hired Josef Goebbels as their new propaganda minister:

16 10 2008
Trini

@Tessa. Great pic Tessa! It looks like he’s going for BO’s a$$!

16 10 2008
OMG!!!

I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one fixated on the weird tongue movement, and his background snorting. I was laughing my a&& off! I kept asking my husband, “did he just snort again?”
The other thing I was wondering about, why was he talking about Autism and making reference to Palin? Does he not know that her child has Down’s Syndrome? Since she has been gone most of his early life, she probably doesn’t know much about that either!!
Go Obama

16 10 2008
katiebegood

Meat Notgay Hussein (13:02:14) :

kidsquid (12:56:34)

But Joe Biden is on Leno’s show tonight. I’m conflicted.

My DVR can record two shows at once. I’m stoked. I can’t stay up that late to watch either of them, so I’m recording them.

16 10 2008
Blue Idaho

Chaco- Do you think this is from the McCain Campaign or is it a joke.

16 10 2008
WV Democrat

I have posted this before but after seeing the London Times story above, I need to post it again. This is the rally I protested last Sunday.

16 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

I’m looking all over for the video of Obama pumpkins. I thought it was on Yes We Carve, but they don’t have a video, I think. Someone here said she made it, and made use of a pumpkin festival nearby, with a high scaffold filled with pumpkins. It had a great story line, too. I so want to find it. If you can help, thanks.

16 10 2008
WV Democrat

@ OMG!!!

I understand that one of Sarah’s sisters has a child with autism. Apparently McGramps got them confused.

16 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

@ Go See Alice (13:34:29) :
a/k/a Copper Hussein Lipstick

“I’m a lawyer,not a doctor or nurse, so hope maybe a health care professional- or a mental health professional might weigh in . The excessive blinking and the frequent extensions of McAin’ts tongue make me wonder if over the years he wasn’t prescribed old-school antipsychotic meds and what we are seeing is a manifestation of EPS or tardive dyskinesia.”

Before I read your post, an MD had just finished saying to me that McCain’s strange grimaces could be caused by antipsychotic drugs. Haldol was mentioned as an old drug which is often given to Seniors to calm them down.

Speculation but interesting.

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

WV Democrat (14:23:28) :

That is really sick isn’t it..Never knew there were so many ignorant people running around.

16 10 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein

Thera P,

GOP. The party where one blinks and the other one doesn’t.

16 10 2008
Lin Hussein

@OMG!!!
I noticed the tongue thing too…it grossed me out. I also had the same reaction to the snorts. I was afraid I was the only one who noticed it!

16 10 2008
SoCal Gal

YouTube Pumpkin video:

16 10 2008
McPalin McPain

My friends and I were cracking up at all that blinking….like a doll with broken eye sockets…I just saw a video by an evangelical woman…FOR OBAMA…CNN picked it up from her blog. Please watch and pass around!!!!

http://evangelicalsforobama.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/my-thoughts-on-the-election-video/

16 10 2008
Bobg

Just went on the Wikipedia site for Haldol (Haloperidol.) That is disturbing. More so because McCain refused release his medical records.

16 10 2008
Cassandra Kramer

LOL I loved what you wrote, I actually laughed out loud!! Someone on CNN actually counted his blinks for the hour and a half he was on and it was over 3000!! He is the worldest biggest blinker!!

Man, his looks were so annoying too…that should have been on your poll. and his cheeks look like he’s hiding Palin in there…..maybe it’s actually her talking!! He is certainly trying to sound like her!!

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama
16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

I am a nurse and therapist and if it was tardive dyskinesia from anti-psychotics, I think the tongue thrusting would be more pronounced. Most of the drugs that caused the EPS or tardive dyskinesia have been replaced by more effective drugs with fewer side effects. If they wanted to calm him down, I am assuming he would be given an anti-anxiety agent. Although we are pretty sure on here that he is crazy, I don’t think he has schizophrenia. I am more inclined to think that he is on meds for something that cause him to feel dried out (allergies?) which coupled with contacts, anxiety and a little allergen may contribute to the blinking and lip licking etc. Or maybe he does have some damage from radiation for the melanoma– did he have radiation or just surgery?

That will be $4000 for the consultation ( I am remodeling the bathroom) Thanks so much also.

16 10 2008
Snoskred

Guys, turns out Joe The Plumber is related to Charles Keating.

http://www.themudflats.net/forum/index.php/topic,2360.0.html

We have all the info right there. ;)

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

PS I can’t think of a single patient in all my years who had schizophrenia who made less sense than McCain does. People with schizophrenia are usually smarter than me. Also.

16 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

alert!!! Daily Kos has more of an interview in troopergate.. with Wooten himself. go to the site and scroll down or search for this “Palin’s Trooper Complaints Grow Still Crazier”.

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ripley… did you meet Rachel yet?

16 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (14:46:07) : Hehehe…. not yet, but I will never give up!!! LOL

16 10 2008
karen marie

this is hilarious.

you can actually see mccain’s brain as he realizes that he has completely misunderstood barack obama’s healthcare proposal.

how much do you want to bet that a large part of the shrieking that mccain did later that night was “who the @@f let me go out there with the wrong attack on that one’s healthcare plan!

through that thin spot in mccain’s hair, in the video you can see a tiny guy on a bike pedaling furiously suddenly try to reverse the direction of the pedals.

16 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

katiebegood (14:22:33)

Wow, I need to upgrade – still using rabbit ears.

16 10 2008
karen marie

my favorite part?

obama: …. “zero” …

mccain: “Zero?”

he sounded like he was responding to an astonishingly low price on that new car!

16 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

I should clarify: When I said Haldol is given to Seniors to calm them down, that does not mean they are psychotic, but simply needing calming as, for example, if they are given to sudden angry outbursts. In situations where keeping the senior/candidate calm but functioning, anti-anxiety agents can be unreliable–either not working or over-working.

16 10 2008
karen marie

hey, angryxer!

i left you a new message over in that thread at your blog!
:)

16 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

SoCal Gal (14:36:11) :

YouTube Pumpkin video:

Thank you, SoCalGal!!

Now, doesn’t the McGrumpkin frame at 2:04 look exactly like the snarky lizard pose after last night’s debate? Prophetic pumpkin art.

16 10 2008
Teresa

You-all hear this message the RNC is making on calls, approved by JM!!!
Wave Of McCain Robocalls Reported, Some May Violate State Law

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/16/massive-rnc-robocall-may_n_135348.html

UNBELIEVABLE …lies and promoting fear!!!

16 10 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

On the “zero” vid… I don’t have sound on my computer at work (good thing, or I’d get even less done than I do as it is), but I watched it anyway. What a riot! When you know what to look for, it’s easy to read Obama’s lips when he says “zero,” but I just watched for McLame’s expression to change, then went back to watch Obama’s lips. ROFLMAO!!!

16 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

I really enjoyed the insincere look on McCain’s face as he was whining to Obama about the Lewis comment.

16 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

I got it —
McC is BLINKING for Sarah –
since we know –
she doesn’t BLINK

:)

16 10 2008
swineprincess

I’m surprised he didn’t have a seizure blinking that much!

16 10 2008
Indiana Pearl

Just spoke with my son (who lives in Austin) about last night’s debate. Good hearted soul that he is, he said for the first time he actually felt sorry for McC last night — that he was a befuddled senior who was totally clueless. On some level I agree. Or perhaps I’ve raised a compassionate child, more so than those on the right who don’t give a damn about anything except their own pocket books.

16 10 2008
Karen

OMG — did you catch the lizard tongue? THAT’s what makes him look like a reptile. Oh, and the waxy face made him look dead but re-animated. EEK!

16 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

hi everybody. I just called RNC headquarters about McCain’s new robocall. Once again McCain appears to be a big fat liar. Last night’s “I don’t care about a washed up terrorist” was just a waffle to cover McCain’s cowardice in facing Obama about Ayers. You can listen to the robo call on huffpost. If you feel compelled, like I did, to call RNC, go for it. Let’s fill their message machines and clog their phones with complaints.
202.863.8500

16 10 2008
karen marie

phoebe,

i wouldn’t worry too much about those robocalls at this point.

they’re just churning the same cr@p as before, and at this point not only do most people know it is just cr@p but the economy is so bad that people are voting for obama because they KNOW mccain = bush.

just everyone be sure to vote, even if you live in a blue state (like me), and offer a ride to a friend or relative (or two or three) if you can.

i’m going to have to stock up on streamers and noisemakers.

i look forward to laying on my floor in a state of exhausted giddiness on november 5, 2008.

like new year’s, christmas, my birthday, easter, thanksgiving, winning the lottery all in one package — a deliverance from the hell that has been “the bush years.”

16 10 2008
MJC

The McCain campaign has its own questionable connections to bombers and assassins.

http://www.slate.com/id/2202183

16 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

CBS has a blurb out on the Letterman show [http://wcbstv.com/topstories/john.mccain.late.2.842359.html]
Letterman let’s him off on his skipping out but grills him on Palin and Ayers

16 10 2008
karen marie

Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter,

i don’t think the question is will mcgrumpy walk off, i think the question is will mcgrumpy show up!

who’s running the pool?

16 10 2008
kidsquid

I just watched the Obama motorcade go by. I thik he is off to an event with McCain and then, Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel are playing at a big fundraiser for Obama at the Hammerstein Ballroom here in NYC

16 10 2008
Val

Sarah Palin: Fiscal Conservative?

The furthest thing from it.

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Go See Alice (13:34:29) :
a/k/a Copper Hussein Lipstick
I’m a lawyer,not a doctor or nurse, so hope maybe a health care professional- or a mental health professional might weigh in . The excessive blinking and the frequent extensions of McAin’ts tongue make me wonder if over the years he wasn’t prescribed old-school antipsychotic meds and what we are seeing is a manifestation of EPS or tardive dyskinesia.
——————————-

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (14:42:12) :
I am a nurse and therapist and if it was tardive dyskinesia from anti-psychotics, I think the tongue thrusting would be more pronounced. +++++++++++++++++++++++++

Agreed. Think it is probably his personality. Look at the multiple expressions that seemed over the top.

Good thing his game is Craps, cause he ain’t got a poker face.

16 10 2008
ocliberal

soCalGal (13:23:49) :

Too funny 82 yr olds bring an asute perspective…

http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

—–

I am 82 years old (83 in December). It’s time to hand the reigns over to the next generation and hope that we did a good job raising them. To Senator McCain I say, with love in my heart, sit down and shut up. You’re beginning to look like an ass and your answers sound like a cross between Barnie Fife and Floyd the Barber.

Oh I love this blog. My Mom is 82 years old and her name if Margaret and she will be 83 in December! She is voting Democrat for the first time in her life and loves Barack Obama because according to her, he’s the ‘cute’ one. She disliked Palin after one day.

She isn’t quite as fiesty as this Margaret and completely computer illiterate, but nonetheless, I emailed all my siblings with the link to this blog with the subject line…. “If Mom had a blog…”

This stuff is absolutely priceless!!!!

Look. I am going to say what everyone at CNN, CBS, ABC and NBC is thinking but is afraid to say. Governor Palin is a stupid, conniving bitch. And it’s not because she is a strong woman – I like strong women… worship them… It’s actually the opposite. She is a weak, pathetic woman who thinks big hair, winking, baby talk and self deprecation is somehow becoming of a woman who wants to lead the free world. My god, where is Margaret Thatcher when you need her!

But what really makes me mad is the hypocrisy. She claims to be a Washington outsider and yet is the worst kind of politician.

and I wish I had thought of this!

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

Well it’s NOT you girl…

If you don’t have time to read the whole blog, be sure to read this one…
“Sarah Palin is a Bitch… there I said it.”

Margaret is the best read on Palin I’ve read yet!

16 10 2008
karen marie

wondering lake,

thanks so much for the info that the video issue is with firefox3.

i am using firefox and it must be 3 because i frequently have to close the browser and reopen it in order to run a video.

how do you go backwards with the browser version? do i just go to the firefox website and download version 2?

16 10 2008
Mole Valdez Palin

I wish the election was tomorrow. I’m ready to vote and I want my “I voted” sticker.

16 10 2008
ocliberal

Oops, I guess it’s Helen who does the posting, not Margaret. But still absolutely terrific stuff!

16 10 2008
karen marie

as regards “joe the plumber,”

i would caution people not to jump to believe he was a “republican plant.”

republican he certainly seems to be, somewhat dishonest about his own situation when he spoke with obama, but he could not have known that he would end up in a conversation of that length and type with obama.

whatever else “joe the plumber” is (and it seems he is not a licensed plumber in his state), he is a private citizen of the united states and should be accorded the same respect that you would like to see accorded to yourself in a similar situation.

(i’m not suggesting that all discussion is “off limits,” just the stuff that goes over the edge which, imho, is the “republican plant” stuff)

16 10 2008
Michele

Now the RNC and the McCain campaign have the DoJ and the FBI working for them: http://judiciary.house.gov/News/PDFs/Conyers081016.pdf

It would just be so wonderful to see all of these people lose their jobs and be sued/prosecuted for their actions. I don’t see how it can happen though. The new administration will be so tied up trying to clean up messes–many that we don’t even know about yet, they won’t have time to take on the hundreds of prosecutions stemming from Bush years.

16 10 2008
SoCal Gal

From one OC Liberal to the next…Thanks for reminding everyone this is great site too. But of course our Numero Uno is MudFlats. I’m addicted.

GO MUDPUPPIES…GOBAMA!

Love n Hugs to All…SoCaLiberal Gal

16 10 2008
angryxer

Hey, Snoskred @ 14:42,

Actually, the Joe the Plumber link to Charles Keating has been debunked. Andrew Sullivan pulled his original link about it and listed the correction. Info here at Daily Kos

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/16/133831/42/1001/632600

16 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

Partisan Political Pumpkins Battle to Squash Each Other is my handiwork. It was so fun to make!

If you’re not in a video mood, you can see a picture of the Obama pumpkin here; on Obama Halloween t-shirts. I’m actually wearing one right now. I think I’m addicted to Obama.
:)

16 10 2008
Teresa

I got my (WA) absentee ballot in the mail this afternoon!!!!!! *YAY*!!!!!!!!!

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Wondering_Lake (13:54:22) :

My Dad had radiation on his temple for skin cancer . . . and when I see McCain’s symptoms mimic my Dad, it upsets me greatly.
+++++++++++++++++++

So sorry for your distress. As if this campaign isn’t troubling enough.

Melanoma is serious. And McCain has had it twice, most recently in February. Which is why docs are concerned and signing a petition for McCain to release his medical records. http://therealmccain.com/doctors/

16 10 2008
nswfm

Wow on that Joe the Plumber guy, Celtic Diva. Saw him on the AM news shows and thought he was a plant, too.

Plumbing with out a license, how stupid. What happens when you have a major leak and you have no insurance, either, because you don’t have a license? Do you get one of the Keating Five to bail you out, or just other Americans?

The thing that totally irks me about Palin is no taxes, just big handouts from the Lower 48, AKA pork that McCain goes nuts over. Does he think net donor states like NY and CA which have their tax payers paying high tax rates should be building roads and bridges to knowwhere?

16 10 2008
karen marie

katiebegood (14:22:33) :

Meat Notgay Hussein (13:02:14) :

kidsquid (12:56:34)

But Joe Biden is on Leno’s show tonight. I’m conflicted.

My DVR can record two shows at once. I’m stoked. I can’t stay up that late to watch either of them, so I’m recording them.

now, leno IS a public figure and so i have no compunction about publicly gossiping about HIS possible ill intentions.

leno has always, to me, given off a creepy republican flavor and so i avoid him (unless letterman or kimmel have a guest on who i can’t tolerate or leno has someone on who i want to see enough).

therefore, the speculation i toss out is that leno invited biden in order to provide a distraction so that fewer people tune in to letterman and mccain’s latest fiasco.

what say you, mudpuppies?

16 10 2008
Trudger

I’m actually beginning to feel sorry for him. Kind of.

16 10 2008
SoCal Gal

During the debate Rachael Maddow did a streaming blog with her ‘Uncle’ Buchanan last night and described McCain’s eye movmetns as…
“eyeball hockey”…gotta love that gal!!

16 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

karen marie:
That’s what I did – just downloaded version 2.0 and installed it. I love Firefox, and this is the first bug I’ve experienced in four years. I expect they’ll fix it pretty quickly – I plan to upgrade to 3.0 in a few months once the bugs are worked out further.

Here’s some more info about the problem:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Video+or+audio+does+not+play

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Come on, the blinking is Morse Code.

McCain is telegraphing V-O-T-E-F-O-R-M-E.

16 10 2008
blkcurrent

re: J Mccain blinking
could this be morris code to his spaceship? “come get me” blink blink “come get me”

16 10 2008
Michele

Leno scrupulously avoids talking about his politics, but his wife is a Democratic activist. He said this week that he is a “fiscal conservative, but a social liberal.” I think that makes him pretty much a moderate, no matter which party he associates with. Nobody will admit to being a “fiscal liberal” (“oh yes, I just love to tax and spend”) so I’m not sure why people even bother to make the point about their fiscal conservatism.

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Trudger (15:19:46) :

I’m actually beginning to feel sorry for him. Kind of.
++++++++++++++++++++

No PITY votes please.

16 10 2008
angryxer

Hi Karen Marie!

Just saw your comment–thanks for coming back over. I’m glad I had that wrong.

16 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

karen marie (15:18:29

They are both going for ratings, I wonder who was booked first. I’ll watch both, Leno tonight ’cause NBC comes in better, then Dave on the computer tomorrow.

16 10 2008
Karen

A comment on the Firefox video problem – it is a known bug with FF 3 and Adobe Flash. It was even discussed in a diary on Daily Kos the other day. Very, very annoying and it is also happening in Google’s Chrome browser. I had a couple of good days but now it’s back and it’s driving me crazy.

16 10 2008
nswfm

Just watched the video–that is a lot of blinking.

16 10 2008
Juneau Girl

Re: A REPUBLICAN PLANT Absolutely hysterical about ol’ Joe. How can they be so stupid!! God, you can’t make this stuff up. LOL

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Hey, do you guys think Palin believes God wanted her to be Mayor then Governor? And now believes He wants her to go even higher?

Just thinking cause of the W. commercial with Bush saying God wanted him to be President. If so, then God was playing chess. And was setting the board up for the first Black American President.

16 10 2008
karen marie

thanks, wondering lake!

thanks, angryxer! (i’m enjoying your blog — i hope you keep it up post-election)

16 10 2008
Michele

In violation of both law and tradition, the FBI and the DoJ leaked news of an investigation into ACORN today–one day after the Republican candidate announced his concerns about this group in a national debate. The House Judiciary Committee spanked them hard for this in a letter sent by Rep. John Conyers. It’s a shady practice. The Repubs pull this every election and try to get the electorate all worked up over voter fraud to justify their voter suppression efforts. The “investigations” are almost always dropped after the election, because they’ve served their purpose (making liberal and minorities look bad) and there is no evidence to support prosecutions. This is the crux of the US attorney firing scandal and it defies belief, that just after a stinging report about how improper that whole thing was, the DoJ would be up to the same thing again. I blogged in depth about the ACORN situation at: http://mickeymusing.vox.com/library/post/from-little-acorns-mighty-bs-grows.html for anyone who is interested.

16 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

I’m not phoebe and I’m not “worried” about the RNC robocall. Just grabbing an opportunity to annoy them and their volunteers. If I will call Bumblebee Tuna and tell them their solid albacore isn’t solid enough, and I call Hydroderm and tell them their wrinkle commercials are insulting, then I will certainly call the RNC and tell them they are doofuses. That’s just me. I enjoy it. And it generally annoys them too, which makes it even more fun.
Okay, so I’m unemployed and bored. I still vote.

16 10 2008
Lulu

I just read on HuffPo that McCain took a helicopter from Phillly to NYC in order to show up today on Letterman.

I was hoping McCain would bail. But evidently, green concerns aside, he got there by hook or by crook, having a pilot turn a plane around in order to do so…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/16/john-mccain-on-david-lett_n_135386.html

16 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

The Blinker and The Winker. Winkin’, Blinkin’, and….

16 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

Not only is it upsetting to imagine McCain going through every indignity and painful episode my Dad experienced, I just really hate the idea of the country watching McCain’s health deteriorate. It would be a national tragedy and no doubt stall progress on several issues (and rightfully so if our President was gravely ill).

It’s all made worse by the idea of a power vulture like Palin being next in line.

McCain/Palin are just wrong for America’s future — McCain would have been a better President than Bush in the last 8 years, and Palin, well, she wouldn’t be on anyone’s ticket if it wasn’t for Bush’s evangelical cult-building.

16 10 2008
OMG!!!

@Karen
Regarding the tongue thing, I was torn between thinking of a lizard, or Hanibal Lecture in “Silence of the Lamb” because he made that “slithering” sound that Hanibal made after he said “I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner.” insert weird noise!! or better yet… “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” again insert noise.
Was I the only one on that path?

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bad Voter Registration is not Voter Fraud.

I am thinking there have been less than a hundred voter fraud convictions since 2002 when hundreds of millions of votes have been cast.

The use of Voter Fraud to effect Voter Suppression and illegally impact elections is a strong theme in the DOJ firing of attorneys. . . “there isn’t even an agreed-upon definition of voter fraud, further complicating any debate over whether or not enough is being done to stop it.”

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8922947

16 10 2008
Liz I.

@Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (14:24:26):

The wonderful Obama pumpkin video is on YouTube:

Partisan Political Pumpkins Battle to Squash Each Other. The maker, Eileen B, had a diary about it on DailyKos as well. She carved an Obama pumpkin to use to make a Halloween greeting card, and one thing led to another and the result was this adorable video.

16 10 2008
Liz I.

Whoops. Messed up the link for the pumpkin video. I’ll see if the direct URL will post:

16 10 2008
angryxer

Thanks, Karen Marie! I do indeed intend to keep writing post-election, as hard as it is to imagine that day coming! (Such a Twilight-Zoney feel to life these days).

Your point about Joe the “Plumber” being a private citizen is well taken, though I wasn’t terribly kind about him today, once I found out that his claiming to be “undecided” was completely disingenuous. Not that he was a Republican plant, just that he didn’t bother to mention that he was a registered Republican. I don’t know if you saw the post I did, but among the things I quoted from the Jed Report was:

-Also at his press conference he said that he was sad when he found out he was born in Toledo because it meant he was a “Yankee.”

-He’s fond of calling Obama a socialist.

Anyone who has issues with being a Yankee raises a red flag or two for me. And while you could say just because he’s a Republican that doesn’t mean he would vote for McCain, well, after I saw him on an interview today saying he thinks Social Security should be abolished, and with Couric last night saying he thought McCain’s tax and healthcare plans were great– he’s clearly well to the right of your average Joe SixPack.

And again, you could say he’s a private citizen unwillingly thrust into the spotlight, but he’s given more interviews so far than Sarah Palin! And doesn’t exactly seem shy about expanding upon his views of (no) government.

http://angryxer.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/final-word-on-joe-the-plumber-so-we-never-ever-have-to-talk-about-him-again

16 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Thank you for your handiwork… Wondering_Lake (15:15:43) :
It’s a happy masterpiece. Srsly. Spreading the joy.

Rapture Spenard Palin (15:31:36) :
“And it generally annoys them too, which makes it even more fun.
Okay, so I’m unemployed and bored. I still vote.”
*******
Go Gadflies! or e-gadflies?

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

I can not wait to see what SNL does with McBlinky on the midweek treat.

16 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

kidsquid (15:04:47) : You lucky duck! Both Obama and McCain will also speak at a Catholic Charities fundraiser –15min each/ back to back at the Waldorf tonight.
Considering the Catholic Church’s campaign against Obama, I hope they will be civil. C-span will show it at 9 EST.

16 10 2008
Sasha in MN

Tourettes or dog/cat hair are the only explanations I could come up with…you know he has 23 pets.

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Sasha in MN (15:47:20) :

Tourettes or dog/cat hair are the only explanations I could come up with…you know he has 23 pets.
+++++++++++++++

NO!!! You have got to be kidding . . . or kittying.

16 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Wondering_Lake (15:15:43) :
I bookmarked the video because I love it! Hugs to you ;)

16 10 2008
mmboucher

I just called the rnc and the mail box is full

16 10 2008
SoCal Gal

Make a great new Repug Christmas carol…

23 pets…16 houses…11 automobiles…2 wives…and a partridge in a pear tree…I’m sure other Mudpuppies will add tho this.

16 10 2008
Sparky

I know this must be posted, but Joe the Plumber directly related to Keating 5!?

Poor McCain just can’t catch a break.

Giving to Begich right now…I feel like I’m part Alaskan now (good sigh)

http://www.collegeotr.com/college_otr/joe_the_plumber_wurzelbacher_related_to_keating_of_the_keating_5_scandal_owes_back_taxes_13295

16 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Wow. So we have blinky-wink and winky-dink on the ticket. Great. **blink** Glad I’m voting Obama/Biden this year. So much easier on the eyes!

16 10 2008
drew from little ol texas

I heard Sara has chosen “Joe da plumber” to build her Gas Pipeline!!

I also heard she chose Joe for two reasons: 1) cause she could see his crack from Wasilla and 2) Cause his name is joe. (or maybe sam with a middle name of joe)

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

BTW… I voted today :) Betcha can’t guess who for, also.

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca
16 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/mccainpalin-supporters-let-their-rac

Sarah Palin in Ohio. Interviews from Al Jazeera (the CNN of the Middle East). I cannot understand the absolute ignorance of some of these people.

16 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

MinNJ Moose Roadster (15:57:32)

Don’t forget Todd.

Blinky, Winky and Todd.

16 10 2008
drew from little ol texas

and this next tidbit is pure fact, no rumor !!

Sara has discovered Goggle Earth and now claims that “She is God” !!
or Allah or whatever her name is !!

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

From KO, Dan Gottwald attacked by 65 yo woman and her friends in NH
because chanting Obama.

16 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Are you seeing the two boys beaten up by a bunch of old ladies at a Palin rally–on KO.

16 10 2008
Sasha in MN

SoCal Gal,

I like the Repug Christmas carol idea…may I add 5 crashed planes and 3 failed presidential runs? ;)

16 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Re McCain’s pets… about 2 dozen, 13 of them are saltwater fish.
And 4 dogs, 1 cat, 3 parakeets, 2 turtles and a ferret.
(Prolly made SP a bit nervous, being around so many live ones.)

http://www.wagreflex.com/2008/10/john-mccains-pe.html

“He may not be getting a whole lot of love in recent polls, but…”

16 10 2008
Sasha in MN

Oops I meant two but if he’s around I’m sure he’ll go for a third.

16 10 2008
Buddy That One Voter

First the repubs have BUSH,then McCAIN, then PALIN, JOE 6 PACK AND NOW JOE THE PLUMBER, don”t they ever get tired of stepping on their own dicks????

16 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

If Dave were so incensed he would have had BIDEN on!

My interpretation of the McMorse Code: Help, she’s gonna gut me like a fish!!!

Robocall…Roboidiot is more like it! Shame shame shame —– I reckon they’ll get their reward in heaven too, eh? A one way ticket….
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16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Anybody noticing the comments from around the world blaming the US for the economic mess their countries are in?

Ughhhh. We are going to have to activley employ PR to reintroduce us (or US) to the rest of the world. The Post-Bush Reveal.

16 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Priceless!!! ***ZERO? ZERO?***
For the person having the problem with the you tubes/firefox…go to adobe and re-download the flash player. I think they just updated them to 10. something.
Mine wasn’t working yesterday and I reloaded and now its fine :)
Good luck :D
McInsane and Saracuda are just vile and evil! I hope SHE has a BIG SURPRISE for her when she returns…..IRS, FBI, * Impeachment/recall* all of the above ;)

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (16:07:26) :

Remember, he brags about not being Mr. Congeniality in the Senate. Keeps saying “my friends” to strange crowds. And creeps people out when he smiles.

Pets luv ya no matter what.

16 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Meat Notgay: Todd, the Imagined Conquerer (in his own mind.) Ours are so much sexier; they’re actually smart AND experienced.

Wondering Lake: Your story touched me. Just commorating my mother’s death this week; however, my father died of a brain tumor. Your telling of your father’s suffering reminded me of my father’s, and I was moved. Just a thank you for sharing your experience.

16 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

See now that nonsense at SP’s rally deeply embarrasses me for being white. I’m totally ashamed that we’ve obviously not come very far with abolishing racism.

Love the pumpkin video – I have that Ray Charles song and will gladly play it November 5th while crying my out.

16 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

Oh crap I was so mad I forgot my EYES! But ya’ll get the drift…

<3, Laura Lee

16 10 2008
ira2

A Nana from Alaska (15:34:08) :

The Blinker and The Winker. Winkin’, Blinkin’, and….

…Stinkin’?

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Forty Watt Hussein (16:04:44) :

I am going to follow this. If this is true, oh my. What a story. Tolerance and wisdom with age….NOT.

16 10 2008
Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

hey muddies..

KO has a sneal preview on msnbc in a min

16 10 2008
Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

oops of mcgrumpy..

16 10 2008
sharon in canada

just heard clip of Rep Robocall and my blood ran cold.Never in my wildest dreams did I think a compaign could stoop so low.I don’t have a dog in this race but I am feeling disgust for the McCain camp.It’s funny how Dobbs and Beck close their eyes and ears to these vile attacks, while at the same time claiming to be so brilliant and fair.

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

This really has nothing to do with the blinking at the debate,
but it does state, what can happen if you don’t pay attention.
SOMETIMES!!
Sometimes when you cry, no one will see your tears.

Sometimes when you’re in pain, no one will see your hurt.

Sometimes when you’re worried, no one will see your stress.

Sometimes when you’re happy, no one will see your smile.

BUT FART !!!!Just one time, and everyone hears it.

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

Erin and Wondering – With Firefox 3 I had the same problem; try installing Flash Player and reboot. It worked for me.

Richard: Blinky and Winky!! Great new t-shirt for cafe press.

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (15:59:21) :

BTW… I voted today Betcha can’t guess who for, also.
+++++++++++++++++++

Congrats and so forth also. Don’t cha know.

16 10 2008
Dee

I got my second robocall from the McCaine campaign today. The first one was all about Obama being with the Hollywood crowd while Mr. Crankypants was busy “saving the economy”. The one today was all about the “terrorist” Bill Ayers who “killed American citizens” and is cozy with Obama. I have notified the local chapter of the Republican Committee, that as, I am a registered Democrat, I want my phone # removed from their lists and that I have never been more outraged by ANY political candidate or campaign as I am by McCaine and the RNC.. I also notified the Huffington Post about this as they had an article about this and are keeping track.

16 10 2008
angryxer

Sorry to go off-topic, but for you pet lovers out there:

I just received this heartbreaking email– a soldier’s dog that was cleared too late to make the SPCA trip out of Iraq yesterday is now in danger of getting put down by the military.

Sign the petition here to save ol’ Ratchet (the most adorable pics included!), pass it on, and donate if you can. Info is also included for calling & emailing MN state senators and congressional reps, which they’d really like people to help with.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/clemency-for-ratchet

“ISSUE 1: Ratchet is not allowed to leave. Since officers are refusing to let Ratchet go, he needs a military order to officially release him to leave Iraq.

ISSUE 2: Baghdad Pups needs donations to sponsor their upcoming trip to Iraq. Ratchet was scheduled to leave on their October 6th flight. Their next flight is early next week, and Ratchet must be on it. Gwen will be shipping out later this month and Ratchet will have to be abandoned if he doesn’t leave before her.

Ratchet is at Camp Striker in Iraq / 15 other dogs were allowed to leave with Baghdad Pups on the flight Ratchet was supposed to be on. / The base’s commanding officers seized Ratchet on his way to the airport. /
Ratchet has had his necessary vaccinations and is HEALTHY. / Ratchet needs a military release because the military is refusing to let him leave Iraq. ”

Technically, military rules are against soldiers befriending strays, in fact, “Soldiers can face immediate court-marshal for befriending animals and some even see their animals brutally murdered by a direct gunshot to the head from commanding officers who will not bend the rules” (geez louise!),
although some concessions have obviously been made in conjunction with the SPCA Bagdad Pups rescue program. After now honorably our soldiers have served and how atrociously they’ve been treated by their government, you’d think the military could be more generous on this issue. Sgt. Gwen Beberg is a decorated soldier, still in Iraq 15 months past her original commitment due to the stop-loss policy.

16 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Todd?

16 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Nana:

Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Todd! ;-)

16 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Or Winky, Blinky and Freaky

Winky, Blinky, and Stinky

Winkin’, Blinkin’ and OMG!

16 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca
16 10 2008
Rachel

McNasty’s eyeballs must be failing, along with the rest of him. McCain needs to retire to a nursing home yesterday.

16 10 2008
Anne

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true vote rendered me:
Twelve Frummers frummin
Eleven Pipers piping
Ten laws appealin’
Nine ladies lunchin’
Eight MatMaids a-milkin’
Seven Swanns a-swimmin’
Six police a-lyin’
Five robo rings
Four French twists
Three calling cards
Two turtle posts
and a cartridge for a Browning Grand Prix

16 10 2008
Soldotna Sue

I live in Alaska. I just went to Kenai and I saw a pick-up truck with, “Ditch the Bitch” on the back window! Now, who could they mean??????? :-)

16 10 2008
angryxer

Anne– hilarious! I wish it were Christmas already so I could whip that out on cards!

16 10 2008
Anne

Ach. Edit:
frummin’
pipin’

I bet you all can come up with something better. Someone way upthread suggested this. Just wasted another half hour of my life.

16 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Perhaps I’m thinking ahead, but I can’t wait for Michelle to get into the White House, and Jill Biden to get there also. Bush didn’t like state dinners, therefore very few happened, which ARE solidifying diplomatic events. GRRRR. The last one, with Queen Elizabeth II, was a shambles. Many of the White House guests were professional atheletes, including Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her husband. One journalist quipped, ” Who knew the Queen was such a jock?”

All this has had an effect on our diplomatic reach in the world. We are not well liked as it is, and W’s dislike of these events has removed much from our reach in that realm. A First Lady with Princeton and Harvard degrees, and a magnimous and charming personal style will do us well as a country. I truly WANT INTELLIGENCE and CHARM back in MY COUNTRY.

OK…small rant done, for now.

16 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

@ Anne (16:43:18)

Clever!

16 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

angryxer (16:27:18) : I signed the military pet petition, thank you.

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:15:58) :
“Pets luv ya no matter what.”

Well, dogs do. Cats keep their own counsel.
I’m from AZ. Also.

16 10 2008
Anne

Thanks, angry xer. Pray come Christmas it will be totally irrelevant.

Oh, yes, MinNJ Moose Roadster – Michelle will be one wonderful First Companion.

16 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

“Ditch the bitch” I love it. Too bad, South Georgia’s way not ready for that!

16 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Anne: Brilliant! And Michelle will be dynamic, as we all know.

16 10 2008
Anne

I should explain that “First Companion” thing. It’s an inadequate attempt (maybe first Partner – but that sounds way too PC) to sidestep the First Lady, First Dood appellations, which seem really sexist.

16 10 2008
ira2

“ISSUE 1: Ratchet is not allowed to leave. Since officers are refusing to let Ratchet go, he needs a military order to officially release him to leave Iraq.

I’m a confirmed bleeding heart and “my pets are my children”, but honestly, this goes too far. What’s happening in Iraq is a WAR. You know, soldiers, bombings, dead people, fighting, buildings and vehicles going up in flames and frying the people inside – a WAR. It’s not a soap opera sideshow playing in ten-minute segments during the evening news. No matter how kindly Americans feel towards pets, to bring up this issue in this way makes Americans look foolish and childish in the eyes of many people who have lived through or are living through a WAR that’s destroying their homes and lives, that tears apart families and robs them of the life as they knew it.

How about putting those donations towards saving some of the millions of American pets which are euthanized every year – and not with methods as kind as a shot to the head! – instead of towards plane tickets to bring more pets into this country from elsewhere?
Nine years ago was the last time I checked the numbers, and back then it was 17 million cats and dogs that were put to death in shelters a year. That number didn’t include the unreported backyard killings (drowned kittens, bludgeoned puppies, insufficient or old breeders, non-winning fighting dogs, cats with ringworm, you name it). That was nine years ago, and you can bet your fanny that that number has gone UP.

I’m sorry from an animal-loving point of view, but between that in-home pet slaughter horror and the fact that a soldier in a war won’t find “save adorable puppy from abandonment” in his/her job description, I’d so much rather not see the importance of either problem pushed aside by tear-jerks and sugary heartbreak.

Just in case that makes me sound like what’s-her-name with her wolf-shooting fetish, let me say that Ira the pit bull sleeps under the covers with me and I have six fully assembled cat kennels taking up much space in the laundry room in case we ever have to evacuate for some reason (it’s the Southwest wildfire mindset that hangs on from the past, no matter that there’s no danger of wildfires or other natural disasters in Minnesota). The move from AZ involved four dogs, three cats, two boas, and one rat. The interstate moves before that involved caged parakeets and a five-gallon bucket with the goldfish. The move from Germany involved one cat. So I have a pretty good record of minor pet insanity myself… but there’s a huge difference between being a private-citizen bleeding heart and involving an institution like the military IN A WAR ZONE in one’s bleeding heart affairs.

16 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

SoCal Gal:

The Keetinggg FiIve

16 10 2008
Zim in Oz

…bit off topic…perhaps you can help…

Is ‘Real Clear Politics’ …bent ?

I checked up on their ‘latest polls’…they have Gallup (Tradional)* and (Expanded)* which have poorer Obama results but they do not have the ACTUAL Gallup daily result which is more in favour of Obama.

Not only that I have noticed over the last week or so that many of the articles have a slight McCain bias….

So…are they bent ? (biased)

16 10 2008
ira2

MinNJ Moose Roadster (16:48:46) :

[...] A First Lady with Princeton and Harvard degrees, and a magnimous and charming personal style will do us well as a country. I truly WANT INTELLIGENCE and CHARM back in MY COUNTRY.

OK…small rant done, for now.

HA! I was thinking the same thing… can you imagine The Mavericks hosting any official event?? Sarah would probably insist on hot dogs as “true American fare”

16 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

Oh, I dunno about all this stuff about him blinking so much.

Personally, I think he was trying to give a shout-out to that guy who was one of 2 survivors in that unfortunate plane crash a few weeks ago. Yanno the one I mean – the former drummer for Blink182.

16 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Soldotna Sue (16:43:35) :
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I really like that one ;)

16 10 2008
ira2

ira2 (17:03:06) :
The interstate moves before that involved caged parakeets and a five-gallon bucket with the goldfish. in addition to the cats and dogs. Forgot to list that.

(Not that it matters much, but correctness is an obsession)

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Rachel chatting up about why McCain is falling behind so badly with women. Suggested reason of course — Palin!

Love Claire McCaskill of MO – she is the best Obama supporter and I sure hope her state will make it to that blue color by November. It is close.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Oooooooo – McCain and Obama in tuxes at a dinner in NY tonight. O looks real cute.

16 10 2008
angryxer

ira2,

I hear you, but some of us do plenty of work stateside with animals, and I don’t think this should have to be an either/or call.

Also, it’s not some random civvies messing with the military out of the blue thing– I certainly wouldn’t presume to do that– but as long as the leadership there has already engaged with the SPCA efforts to some degree, the door has already been opened.

I’ve read about the dreadful conditions of animals in Iraq, who are suffering because of the goddawful war WE started. If some people are moved to help, so be it. If not, don’t.

You will find plenty of people to say, send money and care to people, don’t waste your time with pets. There are others who say we should only take care of our own. I don’t expect everyone will agree about priorities in this world; but I passed the word along for others who might share a concern for the issue at hand.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

McCain’s speech at the dinner – he is having fun slamming MSNBC.

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:23:57) : *wink wink* :)

16 10 2008
angryxer

and this? “It’s not a soap opera sideshow playing in ten-minute segments during the evening news.”

what the fuck. come off it.

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

McCain is actually being thoughtful in his response to Obama at this fancy smantzy dinner they are also at together, yup yup and

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

ACORN in McC’s Smith dinner talk. Also in a lot of cartoons. Who wants to wager there is a recall in Ohio at least?

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Wow – McCain is actually saying very nice things about Obama at the dinner. Really amazing, I think. Wish he would continue it after the dinner is over, but of course he won’t.

16 10 2008
antiAnti

Joe the plumber joins the gang on the palinaspresident site.

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

McCain is actually semi-human… who’da thunk it?

16 10 2008
Proud Community OrganzierWA

I have just been reading about the Robocall campaign tactics coming from the McCain camp.

I have to say that I no longer consider John McCain even remotely an American. He has truly proven to me that he will never put his country first.

He is no maverick and has demeaned the title of POW and war hero.

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Crust Scramble – SouthGA (16:55:53) :

“Ditch the bitch” I love it. Too bad, South Georgia’s way not ready for that!

I don’t know Crust, down here in Brunswick, GA I am way ready for that!

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Now it is Obama’s turn. This is live on MSNBC

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Also, are you all watching MSNBC? O is on next… catholic charities dinner gala?

16 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Watching McCain speaking at the Al Smith Charity dinner. This version of McCain could win. What has happened to this man? And what ever it is, please let him go on doing what he does worst until after Barack wins.

Obama about to speak next.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Wow – Katie Couric is a dish tonight at the dinner!

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

He looks very handsome in his tux.

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Bec Hussein in Illinois (17:28:39) : Twins separated at birth :)

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I luv it he said Palling around with..

16 10 2008
Teresa

Dragon Lady, yes I am expecting a recall to be called in Ohio, maybe FL too…

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

His introduction says he was born in Hawaii. Will some believe this? Oh well – at least they said it clearly.

16 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

OK… McCain is not laughing or being nice anymore… major shots to Palin… it goes on and on.. this is so cool!

16 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

McCain blinking out: —…— —…— = SOS, SOS.
Python move————————
McCain has indeed requested earmarks, as I’m sure you are all aware.
But here’s a crowd pleaser: The $10,000,000 grant for the William H. Rehnquist Center at the University of Arizona Law School. ..A tribute to a well known conservative Justice.
But wait… there’s more…
Dan Nowicki and Bill Muller, reporting in the Arizona Republic on March 1, 2007, documented that in 1953, James “Daddy” Hensley was again charged with falsifying records at Marley’s liquor firms.
This time Hensley was found not guilty, after being defended by William Rehnquist, the future chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Tribute to a (for conservatives) great Justice…or a personal payback by John for the Hensleys?

16 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

OMG! McCain and Obama at a “Roast” McCain did a comedy good natured “slams”
and then he actually said really nice things about him!!! It looked like, and he (McCain) almost choked up and looked like he would cry! Barack was moved also, and after McCain ribbed him somemore and Barack had a HUGE Smile…Now he is talking BO…

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Obama said “From the doorstep you can see all the way to the Russian Tea Room”..This is good.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Obama making funny. Doing OK. Scripted, of course.

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

Who knew such a funny McCain? Am watching SNL but taping Rachel in the other room.

Yes, that McCain could have won but don’t worry, the base isn’t watching this. They think Al Smith is the guy on the cover of Mad Magazine.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Obama joked that he has the ears of Alfred E Neuman. But actually – I always thought Bush WAS Alfred E.Neuman.

16 10 2008
ds55

Obama is really funny. Actually, McCain was pretty funny, too.

16 10 2008
ira2

angryxer (17:21:53) :

I see your point too :o) I just don’t like the mixing of official military business (war) and bleeding heart pet affairs. Maybe if the pet affair stuff was worded a bit differently, to give it perspective without making war issues look like cotton candy at the fair, it’d be less of a turn-off to those who see war as something more serious?

Btw, I was THRILLED when word got out about hurricane evacuation plans now including people’s pets. It’s not at all like I’m against considering pets (though it might come across that way in my post above). It’s easy to recognize though that too much doe-eyed sugarspin on part of the animal protectors is a big turnoff to those people who’d be more open-minded if the topic was presented more sensibly than emotionally. And that goes for inside the country as well as for overseas.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

McCain was pretty hilarious on SNL. The campaign has ruined him. He is smiling tonight though. Good timeout tonight for both.

Barrack on a roll right now.

16 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

THANK YOU Juneau Girl – it looks like the cancer is back. As someone here said, watching it in HDTV gave a WHOLE new perspective to his face. That side looked sick again and TONS of DIFFERENT colored makeup than the rest of his face.

16 10 2008
Ben in SF

Toward the end of the debate I started tapping my toe every time McCain blinked, and it was pretty up-tempo. But when the camera switched back to Obama, I was tapping almost as fast! It could be that some of the time Obama was looking down at his notes (our eyelids dip when we look down); also, perhaps because of [careful here] his dark eye and skin color his blinks didn’t Jump out so visibly as McCain’s (big dark eyes on white skin). Not to disagree with all the other speculation above. I wonder if bright TV spotlights may have been a factor for both gentlemen.

16 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Bec: Political Japanese theater. They’re not in white tail, they speak as if they’re in white face.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I love it when O chuckes at himself!

16 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

MUDDIES!!! Come on everyone, donate at least $5 to the DEMS in ALASKA!

Les Gara is an amazing man who was kind enough to email me regarding Troopergate and David Guttenberg emailed many of us.

GARY WILKEN is a NASTY old man who needs to go away! You all saw SOME of the nasty emails he wrote to people on this board! Let’s MAKE A DIFFERENCE and HELP the DEMS take control!

As AKM said, even a small donation goes a long way in ALASKA!

16 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

ira 2,
I take your point about priorities, but here is the paragraph that moved me to sign that petition. It’s about the mental health and well-being of our soldiers:

>>One soldier wrote to Baghdad Pups: “I have sacrificed a lot to serve my country. All that I ask in return is to be allowed to bring home the incredible dog that wandered into my life here in Iraq and prevented me from becoming terribly callous towards life.”

16 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

Sorry – hate not being able to EDIT

David Guttenberg is AMAZING as well….let’s support them!!

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Damn, he is good!

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

O getting very serious – and religious. Will they believe him – that he is a Christian, too?

16 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

HamletsMill – Pittsburgh is a few hours west of me so I won’t be able to attend. Plus, I got lasso’ed into helping girl scouts set up their tents for an overnight.

EEeeeeewwwww, Copper. It’s bad enough that McCain’s wandering eye, excessive blinking and words like “headlights” have me thinking he’s been looking a bit under her chin, but now you want us to consider his tongue?? eeewwww… don’t wanna know where it’s been, either.

Snoskred – as angryxer points out, the link between Samuel “Joe” the un-Plumber and Keating is tenuous at best. I’ve looked and looked and looked but can only find suggestions. My own thinking is that the un-Plumber is distantly, not closely, related to Keating. And that’s without relying on the grand hoaxer, eisenstadt. but I thank HuffPo and DailyKos for directing so much traffic to my mini-blog today on that very issue.

Meat Not Gay – you must mean Blinky Winky and Dinky.

MJC – you give the best links. And I mean that in the best and most neutral way possible.

Turbine and Bob – excellent points about Todd not being able to get security clearances. But I have a different concern: considering all of Todd’s behind the scenes politicking to get Wooten fired, why isn’t anyone going after him for theft of government services? It’s not like Todd is actually a state employee; that being the case, by what right or authority does he have his own desk and how is he allowed to use state resources on his personal witch hunt against Wooten??

16 10 2008
John Mashey

michele:

‘He said this week that he is a “fiscal conservative, but a social liberal.” I think that makes him pretty much a moderate, no matter which party he associates with. Nobody will admit to being a “fiscal liberal” (”oh yes, I just love to tax and spend”) so I’m not sure why people even bother to make the point about their fiscal conservatism.’

Why:
Many people assume that if somebody else says they are:

a) conservative, that means fiscal & social conservative
b) liberal, that means fiscal & social liberal

Of course, there really are many more combinations and gradations, and in some cases either flavor is happy to spend money, but on very different things.

However, at least here in CA (and I’m sure in other places), we certainly have many people in categories a) and b), but there are many in like Leno in c). Of course, there are wide variations, and people of various allegiances may say “we *need* to do X, and we have to spend the money to do it” and such things commonly get voted on, and sometimes people are willing to pay.

Gov. Schwarzenegger would fit c) (and hence is reviled by some as a RINO: Google: RINO arnold) but oddly is not so listed on the RINO Wikipedia page. One finds many people around Silicon Valley in c), whether registered Dem, Rep , or Independent.

As one drives up the Peninsula to San Francisco, b) becomes more likely, and if one drives over to the Central Valley, the percentage of a) rises. In any case, c) is a common-enough position that the phrase is routinely used here.

16 10 2008
ds55

SNL is making fun of Gayle Quinnell, the lady who said Obama was “an Arab” at McCain’s rally in Minnesota.

16 10 2008
Ohio Sue

Hey, all. Thought I’d drop by and link the Washington Post’s endorsement editorial of Obama. As conservative as the WP’s Editorial Page is, the endorsement is fairly impressive.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/16/AR2008101603436.html

Happy reading.

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

Amen to other other posting about some elegance in the White House. Ditto amen to Post Turtle Palin servin up hot dogs (or is that Hot Dog!) or mooseburgers. I think McCain would be wearing his bathrobe muttering to himself.

SNL – oh the he’s a Arab Lady – a HOWL.

16 10 2008
THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN

That Gary Wilken emailed me 3 times – all of them nasty responses

16 10 2008
ira2

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (17:41:47) :

ira 2,
I take your point about priorities, but here is the paragraph that moved me to sign that petition. It’s about the mental health and well-being of our soldiers:

>>One soldier wrote to Baghdad Pups: “I have sacrificed a lot to serve my country. All that I ask in return is to be allowed to bring home the incredible dog that wandered into my life here in Iraq and prevented me from becoming terribly callous towards life.”

Whoa. Well shoot. Darn it. You just blew my nice sensible side open.

Now my bleeding heart is leaking all over the place again.

Dang.

I hear ya.

16 10 2008
Michele

Loved Obama’s quip that his first name is Swahili for “That One.”

16 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Barack said in his funny speech…he started paling around with some not so good individuals…the state senate “John I even saw you there”
Who is Barack Obama? (Well Look on my face book page) My father was EL and I was born on Krypton and come to save the earth…
Barack is swahili for “that one”
Hussein, was given to me by someone who didn’t think I would run for president…
Really my middle name is “STeve”
I’ve never pul lipstick on a pig,
or a pitbull
Towards the end….
Serious….”We are all children of GOD”
It was Awesome JM and BO

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

SNL – college campuses banning smoking? Next it will be drinking. Or sex. What’s the point then? I feel sorry for anyone who missed the 60s/70s. You had to be there babe.

I haven’t been this fired about an election since Nixon. (You had to be there babe.)

16 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

The amount of the fine. Zero! Zero McCains asks. Zero says Obama. The look on McCains Face, Priceless.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OK – some Illinois money just went to the Alaskan Dems….

16 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Sauerkraut …I was hoping you would bring some amish shoe fly pie to the Pittsburgh Mudflats Fest

16 10 2008
Blue in MT

Where are you watching SNL?

16 10 2008
Anon

Here’s an interesting read about why Amanda Coyne write the ‘Sarah’ book.

16 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Bec: Political Japanese theater. They’re not in white tie, they speak as if they’re in white face.

Bec: Barak has only one ‘r’. Just so you know.

16 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

OT:Just because I can, I am reposting my comments from the previous thread:

http://www.mypalininterview.com/about.php

John Cleese says Michael Palin is not the funniest Palin anymore. Compares her to a parrot. Soon to be ex-parrot, we hope.

RE: Lizard face: Does anyone else remember Berk Breathed’s Bill the Cat throwing up a hairball? “Ack! Gag!!! Ptttppht!”

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

MinNJ – Ok – quick typo – he is my senator – I usually don’t make the mistake. But he has a “C” in his name – so we are even.

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Anon (18:07:40) Very interesting. Thanks for the link

16 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Bec: even stephen steven. Thanks.

16 10 2008
Halcrow

@ Tessa

If this makes it through, check out this picture – it is hilarious!!

Anyone remember Calvin and Hobbes? Has John been reading Bill Watterson’s Calvin comics to brighten his day?

16 10 2008
MissSue MI

McCain’s face is just priceless. My choice of all time best political moment!

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

McCain phone campaign may violate state laws!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

16 10 2008
ds55

@ Anon (18:07:40) :

Oh, this is really good. Thanks for the link.

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/

16 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Dragon Lady (17:50:56) :

SNL – college campuses banning smoking? Next it will be drinking. Or sex. What’s the point then? I feel sorry for anyone who missed the 60s/70s. You had to be there babe.

I haven’t been this fired about an election since Nixon. (You had to be there babe.)
———————————————————–
Wow, Dragon Lady! I’m having a flash back. And I never really did drugs very much at all back in those days. Just breathing was all the altered state of consciousness I needed. Every day – even a bad one – was an adventure in the exploration of cosmic consciousness. But there are some other memories. Wink. Wink. I was there babe…

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Hamlets/Dragon..we didn’t worry about it so much then did we? You had to be there, it was pretty great!

16 10 2008
Award of the Day «

[...] 16, 2008 · No Comments The funniest post of the day award goes to The Mudflats for Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink [...]

16 10 2008
ds55

Lots of scholarly research on … get this… “Rapid Eye Movement Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. You can’t make this stuff up!

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=%22rapid+eye+movement%22+therapy+PTSD&btnG=Google+Search

16 10 2008
Bea

ira2 (17:03:06) :

“ISSUE 1: Ratchet is not allowed to leave. Since officers are refusing to let Ratchet go, he needs a military order to officially release him to leave Iraq.

I’m a confirmed bleeding heart and “my pets are my children”, but honestly, this goes too far.

—-

I think the important thing in all this is to remember what a HORRIBLE job we are doing in attending to the mental health needs of our vets and how the simple love of an animal can be so healing. I, for one, have no problem with trying to help a soldier hold on to whatever will help her recover from the psychological wounds of Bush’s illegal “war”.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Judi, Dragon & Hamlets – good times, yes.

But we were worrying about whether our menfolk were going to get drafted! I don’t want to see us return to that even again.

Peace

16 10 2008
Glenn2008

Wasn’t refraining from blinking a key element of national security (freaking out the baddies, as Jon Stewart pointed out)?

Consequently, if you blink you must be Palin’ around with t errorists!

Sounds like poor leadership and bad example for all… Weak on national security.

Just imagine what he would do facing Putin. Blink at 60Hz ?

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

And we haven’t had peace for a while have we?

16 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

Eyes Wide – I’d bring some road apples for Sarah Palin, but ya alls prolly already know that road apples are the equivalent to her words. Or, in other words, horse shit.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Party in Chicago election night, Mudpuppies – you’re all invited. A November night outdoors in Chicago could be pretty chilly, though. Might need those Alaskan parkas.

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2008/10/16/obama-camp-eying-downtown-chicago-for-election-night/

16 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

Slightly OT but I’m mad. These RNC robocalls need to be stopped. I called the RNC headquarters at 202-863-8500 as others on various websites are encouraging. The word is that their voice mail is full but I found a way through it. Push Option #4 – Finance. There’s a long menu of choices so I went for the big donor “Chairman’s Club” option and presto — I could leave a message.

I’m posting this message everywhere I can find and encouraging everyone to do the same. I can think of nothing finer today than swamping the entire RNC phone system with messages expressing our outrage. Take a minute, leave a message, share the love…with our friends at the RNC who are bringing hate, racism, fear and dirty politics to a new low.

Thanks!

16 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

Joe Six Pack
followed by
Joe Plumber
soon to be followed by
Joe Bama!!!

– – – – – – – – –

“The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.” ~ Confucius

16 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

ooohhh mah gawd… ya alls are writing about McCain’s facial expressions… and here I follow a pingback to problembear’s wordpress blog (I’d post the link but I keep getting nothing showing up) and see this picture of mccain grabbing towards obama’s butt all the while beedy-eyed and tongue hanging out like mick jaguar. spit my coffee all over the place.

does problembear post on mudflats??

16 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

Joe Six Pack
followed by
Joe Plumber
soon to be followed by
Joe Bama!!!

– – – – – – – – –

“The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.” ~ Confucius

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Judi: And we haven’t had peace for a while have we?

We sure haven’t. But I will be comforted to have a president who was against the Iraq war and will surely be cautious about anything close to another one. With Joe Biden at his side – they have the smarts needed to THINK before acting.

Still, they have some nasty messes to work us out of first. I don’t envy them that challenge.

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

cute

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Glenn2008 (18:37:42) :

Wasn’t refraining from blinking a key element of national security (freaking out the baddies, as Jon Stewart pointed out)?

Consequently, if you blink you must be Palin’ around with t errorists!

Sounds like poor leadership and bad example for all… Weak on national security.

Just imagine what he would do facing Putin. Blink at 60Hz ?

——————————————————and Glenn after last night we know where the blinking thing came from.

16 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Taupe Armageddon Palin (18:42:50) :

You made me mad enough to call from Australia! ;)

A briliant idea to flood all the options.

16 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Just caught up on everyones posts. Thanks to all and thanks again, AKM. Great stuff, blink, blink, blink…

I love this place.

16 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

ds55 (18:35:06) :
Lots of scholarly research on … get this… “Rapid Eye Movement Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. You can’t make this stuff up!
~ ~ ~ ~
Rapid eye movement is REM sleep, aka dreaming, not blinking.
Dreaming is good for working out what troubles us,
and some of us might be a little short of it, lately.

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

1 800 get over it

16 10 2008
Teresa

Taupe, from what I am hearing those RNC robocalls are not illegal and no one can do anything about it or stop it… if this “fear tactic makes people want to vote for this man, this country is in sadder shape than I ever could have imagined.

16 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Dragon Lady (17:50:56) :
You remember the 60’s? I mean, I was there but it’s a bit hazy.

16 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Joe the plumber is not related to keating but… LOL

He was used as a tax example for John McCain but….. wooo can’t even breath I am laughing so hard.

Mr. Plumber owes 1200 in back taxes and now has a lien on his house for not paying according to ABC

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Vote2008/story?id=6047360&page=1

So what is the point Mr. Plumber will give himself a tax break by not paying. LOL… Where does McCain get these people from.

*******Palin and Joe the Plumber for president 08*******

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

To much dope.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Taupe – I’m seeing the news blogs featuring articles on the RNC robocalls and it has been on MSNBC.

I got a GOOD robocall tonight – from my county clerk (Repub) telling me I can do early voting and to check the Website to find out where. Online I just put in my name and address and it shows my voting status and where my polling place is and a map of all the many early voter locations.

This guy is definitely not my favorite elected official and he ran for every office he could before landing the Clerk job, but I have to say I’m impressed with the online system. I know it cost a lot of $$.

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

Mccain has hung around with terrorist. In veitnam.

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

Anyone who missed SNL at 9:30 EST can get it online or so they said. Just the half hour shows they are running Thursdays until the election.

Last week was funny but not brilliant. Ditto the debate segment tonight but That Crazy Rally Lady (who is the new Repug base) is a howl.

BTW – I DO NOT want SP on SNL – that could swing the whole election. Hm, maybe not.

Bec, Judi, Hamlets – in those cosmic consciousness days you could get a contact high from merely breathing as you say. (Or if you are now running for office you breathed but you didn’t inhale.)

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

I guess thats’s why obama snorts.

16 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Re: The calls, maybe different in other places (my phone service is archaic), but like the telemarketer auto calls, I set the thing down and come back a bit later. Their auto caller eventually hangs up, but it takes a while, thereby slowing the process, and hence the efficency. Live telemarketers I tell there’s someone at the door, would they hold a minute. Then hang up in 10 or 20.
Would the “do not call list” work? Up here we don’t get that many political duns, McCain thinks he’s got AZ in the bag, and may have, alas.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Thanks Dragon – I was busy watching the candidates speeches at the dinner tonight and missed SNL. Found the link for tonight:

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/categories/weekend-update-thursdays/29439/

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

A San Bernardino County Republican group has distributed a newsletter picturing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on a $10 bill adorned with a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken.

Linking Obama to demeaning racist stereotypes drew denunciations from various GOP officials after the illustration appeared in the October newsletter of the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday.

And Diane Fedele who was the mastermind behind this distasteful act is Keith Olberman’s “Worst person in the world….”

16 10 2008
Bea

Taupe Armageddon Palin (18:42:50) :

Slightly OT but I’m mad. These RNC robocalls need to be stopped. I called the RNC headquarters at 202-863-8500 as others on various websites are encouraging. The word is that their voice mail is full but I found a way through it. Push Option #4 – Finance. There’s a long menu of choices so I went for the big donor “Chairman’s Club” option and presto — I could leave a message.
___

I don’t think this is OT an all. This should be topic #1. We MUST stop these calls! They are whipping up muderous hatred in the most ignorant, racist, angry, violent members of their base and it’s DANGEROUS to Obama and our nation as a whole. We need to FLOOD the RNC with calls 24/7.

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party (18:43:05)
does problembear post on mudflats??
=============================================
Check out this page for a Pic Sideshow.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=7473087&mesg_id=7473087

16 10 2008
Deb

just got here…and catching up….am so proud of mudflatters here for following pact to not feed the trolls! Mudflats is the BEST!

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

My but ya’ll are well behaved tonight. Must have ben Joe the plummer.

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

TROLL ALERT. TROLL IN THE GARDEN. OSAMA BEEN HIDIN

SHOO – GO PUT LIPSTICK ON YOUR PITBULL – OR GO FIND A REDNECK WEBSITE

16 10 2008
Deb

has it been mentioned that “sources” are saying Palin WILL appear on SNL this saturday?

16 10 2008
Bea

*murderous— I’m pretty damn mad myself and can’t type well at the best of times.

16 10 2008
Kat from FLA

Judi,

It’s even worse than that, it was a $10 food stamp adorned with pictures of fried chicken, watermelon, etc.

16 10 2008
Deb

I know it’s TEMPTING to feed them…cuz they are so pitiful….but a pact IS a pact! vigilance!

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

That 1superdave was hoot wasn’t he.

16 10 2008
THWV

Taupe Armageddon Palin (18:42:50) :
——————————————————
TAP Please keep posting your message. It can not be said enough! We have to get our message through to the RNC. If nothing else they will know where we stand.
Racism (Cross burning and KKK meetings) is still alive in West Virginia. First hand account from a freelance writer http://www.daleenberry.com/2008/10/racism_in_west_virginia_does_t.html#more
She is also the author of the book Sister of Silence . This is an autobiographical account of domestic violence. http://www.daleenberry.com/2006/01/sos_a_nonfiction_narrative_of.html
She is a personal friend and I told her that I’d pass the information on to my mudflat friends. This also helps me state my case. Racism is alive and well here, much more than people want to admit. I fear for the survival of our only hope. McCain’s campaign to incite fear and hate has to STOP NOW. His campaign is putting the bullets in the gun.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

DO NOT FEED!

16 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Joe the plumber is not related to Keating but… LOL

McCain used him as a tax example to dispute Obama’s Tax plan. The problem is Mr. Plumber does not pay taxes. HHHHmmmm He currently has lien on his house because he owes $1200 in taxes according to ABC

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Vote2008/story?id=6047360&page=1

LOL No worries no worries… Mr plumber will give himself a tax break so there…. LOL Where does McCain get these people from.

****Palin/Joe the plumber for president 08********

LOL

16 10 2008
Deb

btw…I did try calling the RNC, but ALL of the extensions I tried had full mailboxes. guess they will be busy tomorrow listening to all the complaints about robo-calls

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

Try

16 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Biden is on Leno tonight. Should be good as Joe’s a funny guy & Leno will be kewl with him. Being Leno is taped in California — nice to think of being in nice weather.

McCain on Letterman tonight.

Biden is on Ellen on Monday!!! Should be good too!!

16 10 2008
Bea

202-863-8500

Keep trying extensions. LOTS of unfull mailboxes. Let’s fill them up!

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

Try my 527 on word press

16 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

another twist on robocalling —

Minnesotans have been getting the calls too, which means the RNC could be in trouble legally. Robocalling (unless introduced by a live human voice) is illegal here.

I agree, let’s jam the phone lines of the RNC day in and day out.

hHh

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

This just came on automatically when I was carrying my laptop into the other room. Not sure why – know it was posted higher on the thread and I hadn’t watched it – but it is great!

16 10 2008
Deb

boy they need tp invest in a new answering machine-theirs has REALLY poor quality!

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

Hamlets – You are in Pittsburg and Bec – you have a party in Chicago. I still want a huge mudflats meeting.

The Virginia race is hot and will definitely go blue. Think of us Election Night.

16 10 2008
ds55

@ Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (18:51:04) ://Rapid eye movement is REM sleep, aka dreaming, not blinking.//

Nope, not the same thing. REM is sleep, yes. But Rapid Eye Movement Therapy is used to help people with PTSD. The articles explain it. It’s used with victims of torture.

16 10 2008
katiebegood

I have come to really detest John McNasty. While watching Rachel Maddow tonight, she switched to a fund raiser where both Obama and McNasty were playing stand up comic. All during McNasty’s routine (which was pretty funny), Obama smiled, laughed and a couple of times cracked up. During Obama’s routine (which was also often funny) McCain would give his signature grimace smile for a couple of seconds and then go back into the facial mode he displayed during the last debate. He doesn’t even try to be likeable. Can you imagine that person as our President? The thought not only terrifies me, it makes me sick to my stomach whenever I think about it.

16 10 2008
Deb

oooh Bec…I LOVE the opumpkin!!

16 10 2008
Bea

You can leave a message of up to three minutes on RNC voicemailboxes, so feel free to play them some Mozart or maybe put the receiver next to a buzzing alarm clock like I did.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Dragon – somehow we’ll at least have a virtual party! I don’t think I’ll venture downtown – I’ll be glued to the TV and Mudflats for election night.

Did you read the article about where Obama is looking to have his party in Chicago? At Grant Park – where the Dem Convention protests were.

If you want some 60s memories – I highly recommend the film – Chicago 10.

RE: JTP — McCain made a funny about him in his dinner speech tonight. It was pretty good.

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

That evil 1superdave has a mesage to mudflats at about superdave alsocheck out

16 10 2008
Deb

oh so he was mcgrumpkin even at a fundraiser for a CHARITY????? that’s sad

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

my527

16 10 2008
katiebegood

Deb (19:08:16) :

I know it’s TEMPTING to feed them…cuz they are so pitiful….but a pact IS a pact! vigilance!

I’m so happy to find a blog where people can be disciplined enough not to feed the trolls. Because feeding them just encourages them. Ignoring them hurts their feelings and they get bored and go somewhere else to play.

Congratulations to everyone here!

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Bea – how about playing them a tape from YouTube of Palin’s screechy voice! I have to mute it in 10 seconds when she comes on.

16 10 2008
Osama been hidin

my five twentyseven

16 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

@Kat from FLA (19:07:54) :

Judi,

It’s even worse than that, it was a $10 food stamp adorned with pictures of fried chicken, watermelon, etc…………………………………………………………………………………….I know Kat, despicable isn’t it…

16 10 2008
Deb

Bea…I’m not a hider or a liar. when I called I told them my name and said I am a registered INDEPENDENT voter in colorado and that I was offended by their deceitful, vicious calls. I want them to KNOW why I called!

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Deb — actually McCain was great at the dinner tonight. We were commenting on it earlier on the thread. Suspended his nastiness and was funny and said quite nice things about Obama. The old McCain. Johnny – we hardly knew ya!

16 10 2008
Deb

katie–is easy to keep the eye on the prize here and hope in our leader, obama, rather than be pulled into sleaze :)

16 10 2008
Karen

Thanks for the Adobe Flash 10 alert. I’d been waiting for that – so far, so good.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OT — Boston having a little comeback party on the Rays right now. Probably not enough, but my brother will be happy. He was hoping for a Sox/Sox World Series — but that didn’t happen.

16 10 2008
Deb

ahh…ty for clarifying…I read something someone said about his “glued on face”…misunderstood

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

THWV (19:09:10)
=================================
I spent the first 17 years of my life in WV. Everything in your
post about that state is exactly true. I finally graduated high
school in ’69 and was able to escape. I only go back to visit.
Now that my family is no longer in the state, I don’t even
visit. I have always felt that WV is a great place to visit, but don’t
think about living there. The county I grew up in still doesn’t
want POC to visit, let alone live there. I am thankful that I was
able to move away from the racism of the state.

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

Everyone see that Crist in Florida dismissed concerns about so called voter fraud – said that some people enjoy chaos. Sorry John!

He is seeing the Repug party in shreds with only the crazy rally lady as the base; Palin is the butt of jokes; McCain has destroyed his reputation with these Ayers attacks and spooky messages.

Lewis was not that far off about Wallace – I lived in Alabama in the 60s and that same type of hate speech appeals to that lower Repug base.

16 10 2008
Deb

btw…I forget who posted it, but that washington post endorsement of obama is an EXCELLENT read! very well written piece

16 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Bea,
When I get calls like this, I have one phone that is indestructible. I tap the receiver on the floor a few times just to annoy and then bang it a three or four times then just go back to tapping it for the time period. The bang hurts the ears on the other end and I know they will hit a button to the next message if they listened at all. I keep up the tapping just to use the recording time up as you have to have noise or the tape cuts off.

Oh to be a kid again!!!!

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Its Letterman time in my timezone. From the clips on KO – looks like McCain did OK. He does still have a senate job – and needs to rehabilitate himself a bit or it is going to be a really lonely remainder of his term.

But in 3 weeks (or less now) – we can fling that hash back to Alaska and keep this support group for those who will have to continue suffering up there.

16 10 2008
Deb

well…since I stayed up too late AGAIN last night…I’m going to bed early tonight! keep up all the good work, mudflatians!!

16 10 2008
Bea

Deb (19:26:34) :

Bea…I’m not a hider or a liar. when I called I told them my name and said I am a registered INDEPENDENT voter in colorado and that I was offended by their deceitful, vicious calls. I want them to KNOW why I called!

____

Oh don’t worry. I made sure to tell them up front why they were being treated to a three-minute buzzer serenade! But, mad as I am, I can’t do endless 3-minute tirades.

FYI, at the end of your 3 minutes, it will give you the option to pres “1” to send the message. Do that and then press “0” and you can go right back to the main menu and begin all over again w/out having to redial the number. Ain’t technology grand?

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Dave just joked that his entire balcony is filled with State Troopers fired by Sarah Palin.

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

The troll can be stuffed into the real Mudflats. I can send an
email to get the operation started if you like.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Did anyone else just hear the screen door slam? Whew. Hope it didn’t hit him on the way out.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

No Deuce – I think Elvis has left the building.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Letterman’s Debate Recap is hilarious.

16 10 2008
Dragon Lady

Deuce 2 – people who live in fundie towns will tell you they are hotbeds of racism – hence the smugness over their religion is only a smokescreen – a type of compensation because they never got over the civil rights movement. They can be miserable places to live.

McCain slurped up to former agent of intolerance Falwell for his endorsement. Falwell started his first so called Christian school over busing.

OMG going to school with a black person?? Yeah, it’d be embarrassing when the black kid goes to Columbia and Harvard. . . and the White House.

Dobson’s group is financially linked to SP’s fighting Troopergate.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Coming up – Top 10 Messages Left on Joe the Plumber’s Answering Machine.

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Good thing, I was about to stuff his a$$.

16 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

John McCain IS the PENGUIN at the Al Smith Dinner! LOL!

Truly, though, I liked the John McCain at the dinner–if I saw more of that side of him (respectful, humorous, self mocking) I wouldn’t hate him so much–I’d still be probama but not so disdainful of mccain…
just sayin, also…

16 10 2008
THWV

Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN (19:30:20) :
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What part of the state did you grow up in? Don’t get me wrong, the state has many great qualities. I like living here. In fact I’ve traveled all over the country and still chose to live here. Racism, for the most part is kept hidden so if you look hard enough you can find some great people.

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Dragon Lady (19:41:17) :
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I thank GOD for my grandmother (may she RIP) who taught
me to always love everyone for who they are, not what
they are. Thank You.

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

new thread!

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

THWV (19:43:20)
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WEBSTER COUNTY!

16 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Off to the new thread.

16 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

As requested, I’m reposting this message about how to get into the RNC voice mail system so we can join the chorus of those protesting their robocalls. Here in Minnesota they are illegal and I’ve advised the RNC that I am filing a complaint with the MN Attorney General.

Slightly OT but I’m mad. These RNC robocalls need to be stopped. I called the RNC headquarters at 202-863-8500 as others on various websites are encouraging. The word is that their voice mail is full but I found a way through it. Push Option #4 – Finance. There’s a long menu of choices so I went for the big donor “Chairman’s Club” option and presto — I could leave a message.

Feel free to repost the above message on your favorite blogs. I also love this idea:

FYI, at the end of your 3 minutes, it will give you the option to pres “1″ to send the message. Do that and then press “0″ and you can go right back to the main menu and begin all over again w/out having to redial the number. Ain’t technology grand?

Let’s continue to flood ‘em with calls in protest.

16 10 2008
Marty Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

McGrumpy is making meill on letterman

16 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (15:06:03) :

Go See Alice (13:34:29) :
a/k/a Copper Hussein Lipstick
I’m a lawyer,not a doctor or nurse, so hope maybe a health care professional- or a mental health professional might weigh in . The excessive blinking and the frequent extensions of McAin’ts tongue make me wonder if over the years he wasn’t prescribed old-school antipsychotic meds and what we are seeing is a manifestation of EPS or tardive dyskinesia.
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Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (14:42:12) :
I am a nurse and therapist and if it was tardive dyskinesia from anti-psychotics, I think the tongue thrusting would be more pronounced. +++++++++++++++++++++++++

Agreed. Think it is probably his personality. Look at the multiple expressions that seemed over the top.

Good thing his game is Craps, cause he ain’t got a poker face.
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I’ll try to be succinct here even though it is a complex topic but it is going to be hard.

After my service in the Armed Service of the United States from 1969-1971, I tried to form a personal philosophy of life as to what I think is really going on on this planet based upon my own first hand observations at that point in life. What I came up with goes something like this and it seems to have served me well in my life. I have only gotten into trouble in my life when I have gone into a lapsed state of totally forgetting this insight from my youth.

It formed in me sometimes slowly over time drop by drop and sometimes in huge tidal waves of rapid accelerated tsunami like cosmic insight. Some of my ever developing insight was funded at great taxpayer expense while in the Armed Forces of the United States. The insight was my ever growing sense of unease that every person on this planet is a profoundly broken and shattered cosmic being. I came to the belief that every soul on this planet had committed some kind of unspeakable crime in some other Universe and was sent here for some kind of remedial course in existence on some kind of Cosmic “do over”. I came to the working insight that Earth is the “remedial planet” in this zone of our current Milky Way Galaxy. It is kind of like Cosmic summer school for people who just could not master a basic freshman course in “Cosmic Consciousness 101″ in some other lifetime some where else in the infinite Universe.

So everyone you meet on this planet is basically insane. That is the insight from where you must start. But that enlightening basic perspective is not wholly bleak forever! After a while as you persevere on in life you begin to see that there is a system of hope going on too. The basic cosmic truth is that everyone only STARTS OUT EQUALLY INSANE. And in this sense there is a profound system of cosmic soul redemption in place. Once you see this you begin to see the great simultaneous equation of this existence. You begin to see various elements in the soul redemption equation cancel out and it all reduces down to this simple truth. There are two kinds of people in life: those whose self created life therapy IS WORKING and those whose self created life therapy IS NOT WORKING.

When you meet someone you must IMMEDIATELY and VERY QUICKLY size up if there individually devised system of therapy IS WORKING or IS NOT WORKING. You must be especially astute at this when observing people who are given any kind of power over you, your family, or people you care about. You must carefully study the people at the top of the business organization where you work. You must carefully study the people at the top running the economic system of your country. You must carefully study the people at the top running the government of your county. In essence, as a ever present cosmic fractal, you must try to discern if the people running any organization that has geometric control over you has people making critical decisions that HAVE THEIR SELF DEVISED SOUL THERAPY WORKING.

You do best in life trying to be in some kind of synchronicity with people who have their daily therapy mode working in a positive way. But make no mistake about it, evey person you meet in life is in some kind of therapy that they themselves have worked out and created for themselves from their individual unique life experience to try to function in their life. You will do much better in life if you only become romantically involved with someone working the same kind of therapy as you. If people learned that insight very early in life, they would do much better in a relationship. But that is a subset discussion for another time.

The main thing at this moment in time from a planetary perspective is to try to pick world leaders who have their cosmic soul therapy working. Oh! And did I say that it MUST be a benign therapy! The people running Wall Street for the last ten years had a system of self therapy where they made from $5-$300 million a year in bonuses from taking a cut from other people’s money. This was THEIR own personal therapy for their own psychological survival but it did NOT work out positive for everyone else. So you have to have a win-win going at some level of your individual therapy for it to be a positive one. You cannot have a zero sum game in your therapy where your therapy works only when someone else’s doesn’t! We have had many examples of this in recent years. GWB. Cheney. Rumsfeld. Wolfowitz. Bill Kristol. In fact, ALL the Neocons as spiritual archetypes were a veritable round up of Poster Boys of “souls whose individual system of personal soul therapy did NOT work”.

Of course, the greatest example of a person’s system of personal therapy gone bad for others was Germany from 1933-1945 and that is why I keep insisting that everyone here and their children and grand children read Robert G.L. Waite’s famous book “The Psychopathic God.” Every person on this planet MUST now know how to evaluate a person’s system of individual therapy before they go into a voting booth on this planet in any nation or system of organization now forever with the invention of nuclear weapons. The stakes are always that high now.

So that brings us to this political election. i once saw an interview with Barack Obama where he showed remarkable insight into his own psyche. Because he did not know his father and because he is of mixed race, he has observed that he has always been trying to find a wholeness in his implied brokenness by being a psychological and emotional bridge between alienated and unconnected communities of people. To me this is a benign therapy that has an immense harmonic in what our society and the world desperately needs right now. So based upon my theory of psychological analysis of a persons personal system of therapy, he has my vote. I have been responsible to my life long system of a person’s individual life therapy analysis and I support him.

Anyone here who had a parent who served in WWII knows that the best system of psychotherapy for PTSD this nation could come up with in that era was serving alcohol down at the VFP or AMVETS in a kind of ongoing lifetime reintegration bonding psychotherapy over decades. Stay quietly drink in groups and try to work it through. Take the wife too to help out in a kind of mirrored group therapy in the ladies auxiliary.

There is going to be some long, dark nights of the soul out of Iraq and Afghanistan now that this nation is going to have to try to morally deal with at some point. These are very long wars. But I don’t think it really ever will, just like it never psychologically dealt with Vietnam as a nation. No one could ever make up what people have to experience in war. In my military service I never had to take a human life or send anyone to their death. Every day I get down on my knees and thank Almighty God for this fate. But I know many people who did and have had to live with it and think about it their whole lifetime now to try to find the meaning.

Back in 1979 I had a guy working for me in my business who was a combat soldier in Vietnam who had gone through the whole nine yards. I used to go with him to the DAV store front support groups that started that year nationwide. I tried to listen and support people there as best I could. Only veterans could be there but I was there more as a citizen of my country than as a veteran because I was not a combat veteran. But i was of the era and i was allowed to be there.

One night they started the meeting as usual by going around the circle with each person telling why they came and what was bothering them. This was maybe a full ten or twelve years after what had happened to many of them in the war. As it went around for each person to speak about three people, the next guy was a person who had been in a unit in Vietnam where a soldier had raped a Vietnamese woman. This was at least ten years later and this person was consumed with guilt that he had done nothing in his unit to bring that person to justice when he found out about it. Tears welled up in his eyes as he told it to get the emotion out. Then the guy right next to him then had the turn come to him.

He had been in a unit where the exact same thing had happened. But in his unit they took revenge. They took a helicopter seat and took the floor bolts out of it and then made it look like they were still in place. Then they concocted a reason for the soldier that had done this to go on a local supply mission in that helicopter. The guy got in and “strapped” himself into the seat.

At some point in the flight they steadily climbed the helicopter up to about 5,000 feet or so and then suddenly banked it causing that guy to fall to his death into the jungle canopy. This guy had been filled with guilt for 12 years that they had taken justice into their own hands in their rage. This is war. This is what happens when people are sent into war. As Hemingway said no matter how justified or necessary a war may be, never think that it is not a crime. The cost in anguish is just that great.

And so this brings us to John McCain and his blinking. This man was a prisoner of war for over five years. He was held in a cell in solitary confinement for two years. He was sent to war and asked to sacrifice in a conflict that psychologically destroyed the United States. PTSD changes a person’s brain chemistry. In the United States all veterans of that era were left on their own to try to find their way as the WWII veterans before them. I honestly believe that for his untreated PTSD the political theater is his system of therapy. He is trying to get that star to best his father and grandfather. He is trying to communicate with the world from his psychological box. Perhaps even the TV studios are his REM light therapy. It is all very sad. But this is how it is in these United States where no one ever learns anything and every generation is sent to war forever because no one can find any other way to deal with the problems on this planet. The remedial planet. Where souls are sent for cosmic remedial therapy who have committed some great crime somewhere else in the Universe.

.http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2005/01/littleused_ptsd_therapy_gains.htm

But as I say, I personally met Kurt Vonnegut face to face back in 1983 and the memory of that lovely meeting keeps me going each day now.

16 10 2008
Ms. Fjordstone

That weird, reptilian rictus at the end got me thinking, and so I cobbled this together for the enjoyment of the fine folks at Mudflats:

http://www.fjordstone.com/mccain_hiss.html

17 10 2008
custador

Blinking or having a stroke? Who knows!

17 10 2008
Seahawk

Whilst this not our election, I, as a resident of the Scottish Highlands and a regular visitor to the US, hope that Obama wins and brings about much needed change in relations between the US and the rest of the world. Bush has done so much damage on the foreign policy front…

I like what Obama is saying on many fronts – he clearly cares. If I could, he would have my vote.

17 10 2008
Scotsgirl

Seahawk – hi, I am in Houston Tx but a transplant from Glasgow! Don’t you love this international blogging thing?!

17 10 2008
B in MA

“Just for fun, try watching the video above and blink along.”

ROF!! I just spit coffee all over my screen!

17 10 2008
Go See Alice

thank you SO much for sharing, HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin.
That was powerful and very emotional to read. I like the thought of earth as a place of remedial ed and how people are working out their own therapies.
Wow.

My initial post focused on my thought that McAint had been treated for then- called ” shell shock” ( PTSD) with old-school meds after returning from captivity and that is why he displays what could be drug-caused involuntary head and facial movements.

You gave me a lot more to think about.

17 10 2008
C in CO

If the Repubs win in Nov., we’ll have — Wink’in, Blink’in and Todd.

17 10 2008
Epic

Apparently , McCains blinking follows a pattern. Fast blink, fast blink, fast blink. Slow blink, slow blink, slow blink. Fast blink, fast blink, fast blink.

Then it repeats.

Dunno if this is significant

17 10 2008
C in CO

Morse code perhaps? :)

17 10 2008
C in CO

Morse code for SOS I should have said:
Fast blinks = dots
slow blings = dashes

17 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Hi Seahawk and Scotsgirl:

In PA now, raised in Dunfermline. Granny from Harris. Family still in Scotland. Seriously thought of returning to the Highlands in the case of an Obama loss, except now we probably can’t afford it! And frankly, we love the USA which has given us and our children many opportunities. Let’s hope we can pass this on to generations to come.

17 10 2008
recu

lol

17 10 2008
imogenc

That was beyond funny :lol:
Thanks for making my day!

17 10 2008
mimi

omigoodness!!! such blinking. now that you have pointed it out!!!!!

17 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Go See Alice (05:31:10) :

thank you SO much for sharing, HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin.
That was powerful and very emotional to read. I like the thought of earth as a place of remedial ed and how people are working out their own therapies.
Wow.

My initial post focused on my thought that McAint had been treated for then- called ” shell shock” ( PTSD) with old-school meds after returning from captivity and that is why he displays what could be drug-caused involuntary head and facial movements.

You gave me a lot more to think about.
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Thank you Go See Alice for your kind comment. Your initial point was a point well taken and could certainly be a factor. I guess I got in essay mode last night. I apologize to anyone if I went overboard. This is all a very difficult topic for people who lived through the disorienting moral landscape of that era. A landscape that is still with us. Why oh why can’t this world change? Why? It is a question that still perplexes us all right down to the intense issues of this election. And that, of course, is why we are all here as children of the Mudflats…

17 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Here is the tune with a different sea.

There was hope in those days. Maybe we can make a change now. Maybe. I hope so.

17 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin (21:02:08) :

PTSD changes a person’s brain chemistry.
++++++++++++++++++++++

Agreed. PTSD is real. It occurs among all ages in all walks of life.

PTSD is getting lots of attention these days—-in some healthcare arenas. Not as much as it should in others. The military has been fighting to get troops to quit seeing PTSD as a weakness while often making it more difficult for troops to get treatment. Contradictory.

During WWI, it was called Shell Shock and British troops were literally shot for it. Acceptance of PTSD in the military has been an uphill battle. Not helped by Cindy McCain’s recent statement claiming her husband had been trained so as not to get PTSD. Loaded.

McCain comes as he is. Part of his personality may be shaped by untreated or treated PTSD. We don’t know because those medical records were not even among the ones that a select group of reporters were allowed to peek at.

IF McCain’s anger and behavior are in some part derivative of PTSD, then that is dangerous for us as a nation. Just as important as McCain having cancer or heart disease. Perhaps more so.

My passing familiarity with PTSD comes from recent grad work looking at prevention among disaster victims.

17 10 2008
Rainbow Warrior
17 10 2008
thatonegaykid

you know statistically speaking, women blink twice as often as men, and gay men blink more often than straight men. i’ll let you think about that ;p

haha, but for real this post is so true. mccain’s plumber character and nonstop blinking kind of make me want to punch him in the kidney :/

17 10 2008
orquideablanca

i have been following this post for a while. it’s mainly non-sense. i just hope and pray we elect a candidate that will not back-stab America.

17 10 2008
Bradley

http://zombiemccain.com

He’s gonna get you.

17 10 2008
Bradley

http://www.zombiemccain.com

He’s gonna get you.

17 10 2008
Terpsichore

I lol’d when I read that someone thought McCain’s blinking was morse code …

but mostly because I misread it as

“moose code”.

17 10 2008
Terpsichore

I lol’d when I read that someone thought McCain’s blinking was morse code …

but mostly because I misread it as

“moose code”.

17 10 2008
daMamma

all that blinking just drove me nuts, I started doing it…. ack! I can’t take 4 years of non-stop blinking.

17 10 2008
Marnie

I work the grave yard shift in a hospital lab on the east coast, (Lots of mudflats and moose here too) and have not been able to see any of the debates so I have read quotes, reviews, critiques etc and watched clips of each. I watch clips with the sound and often again without because the facial and body English are sometimes more telling than the words.

Try it on this clip. Not only is there the facial, disbelief, look, which could have been acting, but McCain took two to three little gasping breaths about a second after the double take on what Obama had said. The guy was literally gut punched and about to go down, at least psychologically.
Of course if McCain had been studying Obama pronouncements, he would already have known the answer to that question.

Duhyba, McCain, stereotypical playboy son’s of Riches, and apparently Palin as well, were in the habit, at least as early as college, of blowing off their studies. Some people grow out this, but they have not. As a result they are constantly caught up short by the truth and the facts that support the truth.
Unfortunately, the press has been letting leaders like them get away with lies and flatulent BS for a couple of decades.

Hooray for the internet and the alternative news sites and political bloggers who may be truly changing the face of political (un)reality around the world.

Congrats again for Mudflats’ win. Well deserved.

What a hoot. I’m truly lovin’ it.




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