Open Thread – Countdown to Truth! 4 Days to Go…

7 10 2008

Thanks to all of you who are submitting daily emails to the Legislative Council urging them to release the results of the Branchflower Report as soon as it becomes available!   It is absolutely critical that these council members realize that the eyes of the nation are upon them, and that Americans have the right to know the results of this ethics investigation before they cast their vote in November.

We now know that the seven state employees that were told they could ignore legislative subpoenas, have had a change of heart and will now honor those subpoenas.  They will be permitted to make statements in writing to keep things moving quickly.  Please keep those emails coming.

And here’s your Top 10 Reasons to Release the Report (from Gryphen at The Immoral Minority)

10: Maybe once the report comes out people will stop naming their pitbulls “Sarah” and making them wear lipstick.  Because that is just all kinds of wrong.  

9: It will give Meg Stapleton the opportunity to stop lying about Walt Monegan and Troopergate, and to start lying about why Sarah Palin got her ass handed to her in tonight’s debate.  

8: If it doesn’t come out then what will Alaska Progressive bloggers write about all weekend?

 7: This investigation cost Alaska $100,000.  The last time Alaskans wasted $100,000 with nothing to show for it, was on exotic dancers and cocaine back in the oil drenched 1980s.

 6: Because the McCain campaign does not want the report to be made public, and when was the last time ANYBODY told Alaskans not to do something and we listened?

 5: Once this report is finally out we can all stop pretending to like Dan Fagan.

 4: The report will undoubtedly convince the Palins that they need to return home where surely they will be inspired to add yet another offspring to their brood, perhaps this one to be named “Phlegm Wingnut Palin”?

Tune in tomorrow for reason #3.

I’ve posted the emails of the legislators in the comment thread, excluding those who have already committed to voting yes to release the report.

Remember, these Council members are under a tremendous amount of pressure from the McCain campaign to NOT release the results of this investigation until after the election.  We have been having an effect!  Do not underestimate this.  Please keep those emails coming!


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7 10 2008
7 10 2008
Jason

A little off topic but you gotta love the progression of headlines in a recent Google news search:

Palin is sued for access to e-mail — Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Another Private Palin Email Account? — ABC News — News of yet another private email account for Sarah Palin could affect the Troopergate probes by the Alaska state legislature and the state personnel board

2nd private Palin e-mail account found — United Press International

Palin Had a Third Private E-mail Account — Wired News

Palin had ‘10 to 15′ secret email accounts — ZDNet

7 10 2008
pj

are only Alaskans urged to send these e-mails?
Or do you guys want other registered “lower 48ers” to participate?
Let me know b/c i will add my voice to yours if it’s wanted

7 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

pj – it’s open to everybody to show the broad national importance of the issue.

7 10 2008
mizkay spackle camshaft

Yes, pj – you can do it!
If you want to, you can also search the previous posts by AKM on this topic, (I especially like the one called ‘Homework’) but remember that this most recent one has the updated list of whom to write.

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@pj (02:04:50) :

are only Alaskans urged to send these e-mails?
Or do you guys want other registered “lower 48ers” to participate?
Let me know b/c i will add my voice to yours if it’s wanted

pj, all Americans are entitled to know whom they are being asked to vote for, which is the thrust of the email campaign. However, Mr Wilken is singularly rude to outsiders, so maybe you ought to be discreet with him.😉

7 10 2008
pj

@ “all of the above”
e-gads that’s palinese ain’t it? Well she can’t own all the words! I will send my e-mails directly then, ty🙂
Thot i’d share a great op-ed piece about what MSM’s responsibilities/responses should be…Gene kinda takes it to McCain…love it!
Check it out

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/06/AR2008100602637.html?sub=AR

7 10 2008
pj

PS Aussie
I’ll handle Mr. W as if I had moose-kid gloves on…thanks for the tip-off.
I do so hate to piss a man off so early in the mornin’🙂

7 10 2008
Zim in Oz

…evening all…*waves*

Daily Kos has some good stuff up already…
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/7/4267/83579/139/622275

7 10 2008
Epic

Lifted from an earlier thread,

PacificNWGirl said:
“She may be planning on becoming president! We may even see her in 2012.”

Calm yourselves.

Consider the obstacles.
1 She is a cretin
2 She is a scary cretin
3 She is a scary cretin who the GOP will blame for all those lost Congressional seats.
4 In fact EVERYTHING is going to be her fault; Her John will make sure of that.
5 No way she will get a second term even if she avoids recall or impeachment; then watch the weasels come out of the woodwork.
6 I’m fairly sure that someone with a record can’t stand for President and I wouldn’t bet against her aquiring one.
7 If I were Obama’s CoS I would take the oath and put the word out. I”Turn Palin into a second Benedict Arnold.”

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@Zim in Oz (02:55:44) :

…evening all…*waves*

Daily Kos has some good stuff up already…
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/7/4267/83579/139/622275

—————–

A mavericky good morning to ya, Zimbabe. You’re right, Daily Kos has some fine breakfast reading there.😉

7 10 2008
Epic

8 There’s just too much tape of her being a scary lying clueless cretinT

7 10 2008
Stanley Krute

Easy prediction: no matter what the outcome of this election, Sarah Palin WILL BE the 2012 GOP Pres. nominee.

Anyone who doubts that seriously underestimates how quickly this lifeform learns and adapts.

7 10 2008
Epic

And deranged. Did I mention that?

7 10 2008
Zim in Oz

…just a-thinkin’…..

Everything has a tipping point….it is a point when everything changes….picture the Tower of Pisa tipping over….over…over…boom down it goes (Pisa won’t really fall…it has been secured) This happen politically too.

I think…McCPalin’s campaign tipped over yesterday…they went ‘there’….and you all saw it.

Boom !

7 10 2008
Epic

Spouting a load of rubbish and then sticking your fingers in your ears and humming is not a valid method of avoiding the return fire nor is it a useful adaptation

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

Woohoo!! Another lawsuit!😀

“A legal fight is also brewing over the secrecy of the personnel board investigation. Anchorage white collar attorney Margaret Simonian wants the board’s independent counsel, Tim Petumenos, to conduct his probe in public and says she’s planning a lawsuit to force him to do so.”

http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081006/APP/810060881&template=apart

7 10 2008
Epic

Actually I hope she is the GOP 2112 nominee. Easy second term for Obama

7 10 2008
szn46

Hoo boy! I just love my daily pop-in on this site!

I have not lived in Alaska since the late 70’s but do work there now and then on fly-ups or electrical contractor repair jobs completed while underway on fishing or cruise ship jobs…Alaskans are so themselves.

Todays was on your list of Questions ie “since when has ANYBODY told Alaskans what not to do and we listened? “…approx.

hahahaha!

So true – from what I remember of the great cold rainy/icy country of the North! What a bunch of individualists! I am a little confused about the characterization of the place as a RED state because I always found the place to be full very TOLERANT people!

Keep it up.

7 10 2008
angryxer

Jed strikes back! short vid on Palin “palling around” with the AIP… I’m not sure how much traction it will get, but it’s a satisfying rejoinder to all of her Ayers b.s. yesterday that had me shaking mad.

http://www.jedreport.com/2008/10/sarah-palin-palling-around-wit.html

7 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

“A glitch that would have kept votes from being counted in the presidential and other top-of-the-ticket races was discovered during a pre-election check of a voting machine in Santa Fe County, officials said.” …http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-Vote-Count-Glitch.html

Naturally, Santa Fe County is heavily Democratic.

I hope other states are as diligent.

7 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Hagel’s Wife to Back Obama …http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-Obama-Lilibet-Hagel.html

“Lilibet Hagel has scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday with Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of Republican President Eisenhower. Susan Eisenhower also is an Obama supporter.”

There will be more and more endorsements like this. Do you hear the sound of the Republican Party imploding?

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin
7 10 2008
sami hussein hawaii

i googled the norwegian story and it seems to be true so far – here’s the link (untranslated):

http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/presidentvalg-2008/artikkel.php?artid=527005

here’s the translated version:

Mary lacked money to fly home to Norway – he saved her love

ÅSGÅRDSTRAND (VG): Mary was a newlywed and ready to move to Norway, but was stopped at the airport because she didn’t have enough money for the trip. Then a stranger turned up and paid for her.

Mary Menth Andersen was 31 years old at the time and had just married Norwegian Dag Andersen. She was looking forward to starting a new life in Åsgårdstrand in Vestfold with him. But first she had to get all of her belongings across to Norway. The date was November 2nd, 1988.
At the airport in Miami things were hectic as usual, with long lines at the check-in counters. When it was finally Mary’s turn and she had placed her luggage on the baggage line, she got the message that would crush her bubbling feeling of happiness.
-You’ll have to pay a 103 dollar surcharge if you want to bring both those suitcases to Norway, the man behind the counter said.
Mary had no money. Her new husband had travelled ahead of her to Norway, and she had no one else to call.
-I was completely desperate and tried to think which of my things I could manage without. But I had already made such a careful selection of my most prized possessions, says Mary.

Although she explained the situation to the man behind the counter, he showed no signs of mercy.
-I started to cry, tears were pouring down my face and I had no idea what to do. Then I heard a gentle and friendly voice behind me saying, That’s OK, I’ll pay for her.
Mary turned around to see a tall man whom she had never seen before.
-He had a gentle and kind voice that was still firm and decisive. The first thing I thought was, Who is this man?
Although this happened 20 years ago, Mary still remembers the authority that radiated from the man.
-He was nicely dressed, fashionably dressed with brown leather shoes, a cotton shirt open at the throat and khaki pants, says Mary.
She was thrilled to be able to bring both her suitcases to Norway and assured the stranger that he would get his money back. The man wrote his name and address on a piece of paper that he gave to Mary. She thanked him repeatedly. When she finally walked off towards the security checkpoint, he waved goodbye to her.

The piece of paper said ‘Barack Obama’ and his address in Kansas, which is the state where his mother comes from. Mary carried the slip of paper around in her wallet for years, before it was thrown out.
-He was my knight in shining armor, says Mary, smiling.
She paid the 103 dollars back to Obama the day after she arrived in Norway. At that time he had just finished his job as a poorly paid community worker* in Chicago, and had started his law studies at prestigious Harvard university.
In the spring of 2006 Mary’s parents had heard that Obama was considering a run for president, but that he had still not decided. They chose to write a letter in which they told him that he would receive their votes. At the same time, they thanked Obama for helping their daughter 18 years earlier.
In a letter to Mary’s parents dated May 4th, 2006 and stamped ‘United States Senate, Washington DC’, Barack Obama writes**:
‘I want to thank you for the lovely things you wrote about me and for reminding me of what happened at Miami airport. I’m happy I could help back then, and I’m delighted to hear that your daughter is happy in Norway. Please send her my best wishes. Sincerely, Barack Obama, United States senator’.
The parents sent the letter on to Mary.

This week VG met her and her husband in the café that she runs with her friend Lisbeth Tollefsrud in Åsgårdstrand.
-It’s amazing to think that the man who helped me 20 years ago may now become the next US president, says Mary delightedly.
She has already voted for Obama. She recently donated 100 dollars to his campaign.
She often tells the story from Miami airport, both when race issues are raised and when the conversation turns to the presidential elections.
-I sincerely hope the Americans will see reason and understand that Obama means change, says Mary.

*Not at all sure about this part of the translation. The Norwegian word used is ‘miljøarbeider’, I don’t know what the exact English word for that is or even if there is one, and I don’t know enough about Obama to say what job of his they’re talking about.
**This is my translation of the reporter’s translation of the letter. From English to Norwegian and back to English. So obviously it is not correct word for word.

This is not a big or important story. But it is a nice story and if one is voting for a person, and not just for a political platform, it might be interesting to hear it. Somehow I don’t see this story being covered in American media much, so let’s count this as one blogger’s contribution to the news coverage of the 2008 election.

7 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@sami hussein hawaii
That is a heartwarming story. Thanks for the translation.

7 10 2008
bPoint

There is no way that Sarah Palin will be able to run in 2012. The press will spend the next 3 years making her pay for the way she pushed them around the 6 weeks. The MSM will spend the next 3 years quietly digging her grave, laying her to rest on piece at a time. It won’t quite be Britney Spears, but the dirt will be put into a pile under a light for all the nation to see.

7 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

sami hussein hawaii (04:14:21) :

It’s been up on dailykos for a couple of day with a link to the paper.

[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/5/183340/309/352/621029]

7 10 2008
bPoint

October 06, 2008

Press kept under a watchful eye

CLEARWATER — Constantly under the watchful eyes of security, the media wasn’t permitted to wander around inside Coachman Park to talk to Sarah Palin supporters. When reporters tried to leave the designated press area and head toward the bleachers where the crowd was seated, an escort would dart out of nowhere and confront him or her and say, “Can I help you?” and turn the person around.
When one reporter asked an escort, who would not give her name, why the press wasn’t allowed to mingle, she said that in the past, negative things had been written. The campaign wanted to avoid that possibility Monday.
— Times staff writer Eileen Schulte

7 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

* bPoint You are absolutely correct. It has already started if you go and look at the AP political stories. Most papers in smaller markets get all news but local from the AP. Then she has the problem of her own party in AK. If the Dems win AK (and it looks like they will win the Senate and rep seats), it becomes her fault. They would be fools to cover up for her. Nothing in it for them. I expect them to throw her to the wolves. And the wolves definitely have a bone to pick with her🙂

7 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@ Hick Town in W PA
“And the wolves definitely have a bone to pick with her.”

Priceless!!

7 10 2008
protus

We shall see.

Now that they are going to testify watch them drag their feet.

7 10 2008
protus

All we need to do now is present our plan about the Economy in detail and continue showing the american people just how Out of Touch the McCain/Palin ticket is.

7 10 2008
bPoint

protus (05:04:54) :

This idea that they are going to testify is maddening. It seems they are not going to testify, they are going to provide written statements. No probing here, just write the answer down. NO FOLLOW-UP questions. How can the legal system allow this? I am mad! The Palin team must be sitting back and enjoy a laugh over their Starbucks for being able to pull this off.

7 10 2008
ocliberal

Here is an excellent commentary from Richard Cohen – Washington Post.
Well worth the read.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/06/AR2008100602634.html

7 10 2008
Pat in Branson

HOw do I find the responses to the emails from the legislators?

7 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

Everyone: remember this.

Energy counts. Thoughts are energy. Thoughts can and will affect how things go.

Say outloud, a least once a day, “President Barack Obama”.

Put it out there.

7 10 2008
Kim in Florida

I just posted the following on our local newspaper site: Sarasota Herald Tribune. Apparently the rest of the posters are not fans of Palin either! Having voted Democrat since 1986 when I turned 18, in a state overwhelmingly Repugnants, I am thrilled this year will be different! Here’s the post with a shout-out to you smart and determined Alaskans and this blog — keep fighting the good fight! The link is pasted herein to and I invite everyone to help me educate Floridians! Our state is crucial this election year!

http://forums.heraldtribune.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3941081465/m/1111036287/r/8531066287#8531066287

“Glad to see the posters on here are NOT drinking the red Kool-Aid! Palin is the absolutely worst possible choice for vice president ever. Think about it: a heartbeat from the presidency. She is a power-hungry, unethical and uninformed liar. Every one of her statements can be proven false if you simply look on the internet at all the different sources of information not always mentioned by mainstream media. The McCain campaign is actively interfering with the Alaska legislature’s bi-partisan investigation of Sarah Palin’s abuse of power as Governor. It’s easy to fact check: go to the Alaska newspapers and mudflats.wordpress.com to see for yourself the truth about what her fellow Alaskans have to say about her. Look it up! The Alaskan people, on 9/28, held the largest rally in the history of their state demanding truth for Alaskans and demanding that McCain’s operatives stop interfering with their legislature in their sleazy attempts to delay this investigation until AFTER the election. Alaskan citizens have filed a petition to impeach Talis Colberg, Alaska Attorney General, who tried to help the McCain campaign by telling witnesses who were subpoenaed NOT to testify in the ethics investigation against Palin which is an abuse of his OWN power. As mayor of Wasilla (town of 6,000), she came into office with no budget deficit and left them $20 million in debt. She bought a hockey arena with public money when the city’s ownership of the land was in question causing the public to lose millions in litigation. She makes very poor decisions and flat out untruthful statements. The people of Alaska describe her as vicious and vindictive against anyone who disagrees with her. The McCain campaign’s ads have been proven time and time again to be distortions of the truth or outright falsities. See Truth Squad and Factcheck.org. McCain = Bush and Palin = Cheney! I am so thrilled to see Floridians rejecting the misleading lies being fed to them by McNasty and his pawn and by voting Obama/Biden, we can all send a message to our federal government that the American people are sick and tired of being lied to and we will not stand for their shenanigans any longer. By the way, someone should ask McCain about his close ties to Gordon Liddy, the Nixon era terrorist, who has financially supported McCain and is the same person McCain has gushed about as a “patriot” when McCain was on Liddy’s radio show! Up and Away with Obama/Biden! Vote!”

7 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Epic – love your suggestion to turn Sarah Palin into Benedict Arnold. Let’s give her and Todd a couple of small boats with oars and send them up the Kennebec. Good Mainer’s will know what to do with separatists.

Sarah “Bernadette Arnold” Palin. yeah… sounds good.

but is she pretty and can she carry a tune?

7 10 2008
Twinky Winks Kangaroo Palin

Calm down everybody.

It’s all going to turn out fine. Obama’s ahead.

Tomorrow’s debate will be just perfectly relaxing. He’s not stupid. He’ll win.

7 10 2008
bPoint

@Twinky Winks Kangaroo Palin (05:41:46) :

I don’t want you to miss it, so I will remind you the debate is tonight

7 10 2008
Tessa

pj, all Americans are entitled to know whom they are being asked to vote for, which is the thrust of the email campaign. However, Mr Wilken is singularly rude to outsiders, so maybe you ought to be discreet with him.

Gary Wilken is from Fairbanks, the site of a recent Obama rally. I suggest sending letters to the editor of the News Miner regarding his rudeness and the impression he is giving of Alaskans throughout the US and even abroad.

7 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

I wrote asking them what they will do when Palin does NOT win the election with McCain and people want her ass recalled along with everyone who was mum?

I also asked why they trust her when she will fire them or destroy them as soon as she can if she does win?

*CRINGES* that the Palin Monster is REAL!

7 10 2008
The Messenger

Here’s a treat for all Truth Seekers. “Drill Drill Drill” by: Eve Ensler. Narrated By: Lea Morris.

Go to: http://www.goleft.tv/ and search for “Drill, Drill, Drill”. By all means, pass this on. It is a must watch video about the truth surrounding Palin.

(Go Left TV features, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio of Air America radio)

7 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Twinky Winks – while it may be true that Obama will win next month, the fact remains that here in pennsyltucky there are already tons of bitter people clutching their guns and grumming their bibles, with the latest act of un-christian indecency consisting of linking Obama with Tim McVeigh. It’s quite evident that Sarah Palin has a like-minded following here and it scares the whateveryoucallit out of me.

7 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

As for Gary Wilkens, I am passing his email address on to every self-described progressive I know in the hopes of fully loading his email box (in the same way Palinites overloaded my email box a couple of weeks ago).

I want him to go home crying.

Or resigning for lacking the proper temperment to be an elected official.

7 10 2008
Political Amazon

Sarah Palin has yet to learn that there is a big difference between being a warrior and being a b*tch.

7 10 2008
Political Amazon

Obama will win, but it is not going to turn out fine.

Palin is doing what Hillary did when her campaign started to deconstruct: whipping up hate against Obama.

We’ve all heard of her Sambo comment.

On the plus side, GOP friends of ours (older couple) are disgusted with GOP and were going to vote for Barr. Last night at dinner the husband, Mac, said he was at his conservative car group yesterday when they started dissing Obama. Mac then started defending Obama! He told them that Obama will be a great president, we need his calm demeanor, and he’s a good leader. Both of GOP friends are now voting for Obama!

This is HUGE for them. Mac comes from a very racist background.

Anyway, there are GOPers that are turning towards Obama because of McCain and Palin.

If Obama could win over our GOP friends, I believe he has a good chance at uniting the nation.

7 10 2008
Stanley Krute

@bpoint

> The press will spend the next 3 years making her pay for the way
> she pushed them around the 6 weeks.

Surely you jest.

This is the press that is the Great Enabler. The press that goes along to get along. The press that is happy to be used as a smear amplifier. The press that refuses to call out reality for fear that the wingnuts will yell at them.

I stand by my call. She Who Must Be Stopped will be the 2012 GOP nominee for Pres. You don’t know enuf wingnutz if you don’t recognize the easy truth of that prediction.

— stan

7 10 2008
phoebe

@angryxer

Glad the AIP tape made it to the JED Report. It was on a thread here days ago… hope Keith or someone picks it up…….think it’s quite damaging. Think the media needs to go after the evil she-devil.

7 10 2008
jwa-Cheney Wolfhound Palin

How is it that the campaign staffers can herd the press into a fence like cattle and not let them mingle w/ the “Joe Sixpacks”? Is that LEGAL? Do they claim the rallies are private affairs and they can controll press access? Maybe they threaten the press that if they don’t cooperate, they will lose their access to the candidate?

What’s going on????

7 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

jwa – it’s called taking a page out of the politiburo textbook. Nikita K. would be proud of McCain and his ilk. Can shoe stomping be far behind?

7 10 2008
bPoint

@Stanley Krute (06:08:00) :

Oh no, no jest here. After Nov. 5th. The press will no longer be locked in the back of a campaign plane. They will no longer have to ask Sarah any questions to see if she will flub the answer. You see, The Race is the story and she is in the Race and only as a side car, remember when she was not in the Race, she wasn’t much of a story. Soon the Race will be over. The RNC and McCain people will joyfully wipe the mud off their shoes at the Anchorage airport and be gone. The press will not have to worry about being accused of trying to tilt the Race. Right now they are skittish of being sexist and cruel, and things are moving so fast that they do not have time to steady the story in a way that is not sexist or cruel or tilting either way. But when the Race is over and she is alone in Alaska, she will continue to do what she did there and it will ping louder on the radar and the press will be ready to write in a much more effective way.

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@The Messenger (05:50:26) :

Here’s a treat for all Truth Seekers. “Drill Drill Drill” by: Eve Ensler. Narrated By: Lea Morris.

Go to: http://www.goleft.tv/ and search for “Drill, Drill, Drill”. By all means, pass this on. It is a must watch video about the truth surrounding Palin.

Co-incidentally, this is exactly what the rest of the world has been saying for some time.

7 10 2008
Diva "Slicer Mission" Palin

Sarah Palin incites assasination threat against Obama:

From the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, via DKos

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/7/03628/8762

I want McShame and his consort to be forced to look into the eyes of America (via a television camera sans filter!) and admit that this hatred is what they are sowing. They make me shake with fury at their reckless disregard for their opponent’s safety and well-being. If there is any justice, McShame will be forced to humble himself tonight and offer a public apology to Obama during the debate. This shit must STOP!

7 10 2008
Lara

1. For those who don’t have time, emails are good. For those who have time, one phone call or letter is the equivalent of many, many, many emails. Does someone have a URL or ready-made list of the phone number and addresses you want targeted.

2. A couple of arguments for people who suggest this is an Alaskan issue:
a It’s important for Alaska to let the nation know if Sarah Palin has been unfairly accused. Only Alaska has this very important information.
b. Alaskans will be affected by the Presidential election too, and want this information when considering their vote.
c. Alaska may be viewed by the nation as an arm of the Republican National Committee and/or part of the McCain campaign if they change their established protocol in response to the McCain campaing.
This is in addition to hte arguments of no politicizing an investigation by changing the protocol midstream and many other good arguments.

7 10 2008
judi hussein

Homework done for the day!
Thanks to—pj (02:50:36) for the excellent Post article by Gene Robinson

7 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

protus (05:04:54) :

There is an important distinction between a legal case and a legislative hearing. The panel is gathering information rather than trying to prosecute Todd Palin. They are accepting his statement as part of that information, but they don’t have to incorporate it into their report. So they are covering the base with him by giving him the opportunity to testify. This means he can’t complain about not being heard if they conclude that his statement mislead them.
They are also in a position to recommend legal action if they deem it necessary. The important thing is that they outline what they believed happened and any abuses that they discover. They don’t actually need to hear him testify directly since they are not accusing him of anything – since it is a hearing rather than a trial. In addition they don’t have to prove deal with the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

7 10 2008
Independent in AZ

On Line Floriday newspaper Poll needs your thoughts….

race baiting sherrif, in uniform, in Palin florida rally uses the Barrack “Hussein” Obama routine. Unrepentent when called out on his gutter subliminal racism.

on line poll:
Do you agree with Lee County Sherrif Mike Scott calling Obama “Hussein” during Palin rally”
42.2 say “yes”, a majority…

what say you Mudpups?

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

Fort Myers, Florida news-press.com

7 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Please excuse the Palinisms (typos and grammatical construction problems in the last post). It’s getting late here in Tokyo.

7 10 2008
Marty

I just watched a portion of a sarah palin speech (aka all lies) and have to wonder if she ever says anything truthful about the Obama team.

One solid string of lie after lie after lie. And the lemmings in Florida just soaked it up and whooped and hollered.

Palin certainly adds a new addition to McOld’s campaign. A women willing to lie with such abandon is so new…… oh wait. This is the GOP, already seasoned professionals. Never mind.

I can’t wait for Troopergate to indict her and she has to crawl back home begging for forgiveness.

Palin was discussing how good she did in Wasilla. She didn’t bother mentioning how she arrived to a balanced budged and left town leaving millions of dollars in debt. She makes claims that are blatent lies. Is there no truth left in politics?

It’s all pathetic. She claims to be so religious, and if this is true, she’s going to find a locked door upon the end of her life when she tries to get in upstairs..

7 10 2008
bPoint

@Marty (06:42:16) :

I would like to know how many in the crowd have been to other Palin rallies outside the state. It seems that they are bussed into these rallies, or why would they not allow the press to talk to the people who attend them:

October 06, 2008

Press kept under a watchful eye

CLEARWATER — Constantly under the watchful eyes of security, the media wasn’t permitted to wander around inside Coachman Park to talk to Sarah Palin supporters. When reporters tried to leave the designated press area and head toward the bleachers where the crowd was seated, an escort would dart out of nowhere and confront him or her and say, “Can I help you?” and turn the person around.
When one reporter asked an escort, who would not give her name, why the press wasn’t allowed to mingle, she said that in the past, negative things had been written. The campaign wanted to avoid that possibility Monday.
— Times staff writer Eileen Schulte

*

7 10 2008
IndieJ

Unreal how this campaign has turned so nasty. Palin has crowd members yelling “kill him” as she references Obama…..McCain asks his crowd “Who is Barack Obama” and a man yells “a terrorist” and neither candidate took the time to put down the comments. They are inspiring hate at this point. This is not the normal dirty politics in which you try to discredit the person by making them appear unfit or call into question their decision making. This is unfiltered hate that they are in fact stirring up and hoping to use to win the office of President of the United States. It’s like I’ve been transported back into Nazi Germany at this point. Obama should release paper ads that just simply say….

MCCAIN/PALIN 08…..GIVE HATE A CHANCE

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@Independent in AZ (06:39:45) :

race baiting sherrif, in uniform, in Palin florida rally uses the Barrack “Hussein” Obama routine. Unrepentent when called out on his gutter subliminal racism.

I doubt the Republicans are thrilled to see the jackboots coming out in support.

7 10 2008
ocliberal

kim: Great post in the Florida paper!. The other comments were good too. It’s interesting how the Dems have the intelligent and coherent comments. They obviously are paying attention to the debates and issues.
ie:

Posted Oct 07 2008 06:13 AM
At the Vice-Presidential debates last week, Palin accused Biden of leaning to the past too much rather than the future to solve America’s problems. Now she is doing the same thing by bringing up that tired, old business of Rev. Wright and Ayers

bastien15 Posted Oct 07 2008 07:50 AM
I would like to see her and her husband the “Dude”…answer to her “Abuse of Power” investigation and Workers Comp. case that has been added to the Investigation.

OTOH, The pro-Palin comment is as incoherent as Palin herself. For example, what is a centurial? Or wait, I see, it’s a warrior never seen before. And who is Omaba?

Posted Oct 07 2008 08:28 AM Hide Post
I was honor to be one of the 8 thousand plus who went to see Sarah Palin , I was bless to see a woman with the spirit of a centurial. A warrior never seen before, and to see the anger that she has awaken from those who are decimated and jealous because in their own sorry life have not accomplish anything. To see the ugly name calling of a beautiful soul who GOD has endow with beauty, physically, mentally, spiritually is a real shame. She has dared to bring forth Omaba questionable character and those associations who made millions and help bankrupt the nation. Yes, in did gloves are out and high heels are on the trail.

Political Amazon: It is heartening to read all the stories of sane, intelligent Republicans slowly coming to their senses. Kudos to your husband. My husband is another die-hard Republican. He is now voting for Barr. I take that as a small victory but I’m still working on him. I pointed out to him that Obama is a Bears fan. (My husband is a die-hard Bears fan) I also pointed out the even when campaigning in Green Bay Obama he mentioned it! I could tell that secretly pleased my husband.

7 10 2008
Derek Rock Crane

IndieJ:
Unreal how this campaign has turned so nasty. Palin has crowd members yelling “kill him” as she references Obama…..McCain asks his crowd “Who is Barack Obama” and a man yells “a terrorist” and neither candidate took the time to put down the comments. They are inspiring hate at this point. This is not the normal dirty politics in which you try to discredit the person by making them appear unfit or call into question their decision making. This is unfiltered hate that they are in fact stirring up and hoping to use to win the office of President of the United States. It’s like I’ve been transported back into Nazi Germany at this point.
————————
…and just before clicking back to this thread, I’d finished writing a short one of my own: http://peripateticderek.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/vote-no-to-ignorant-fascist-thugs/

They deserve to be hounded off to a gulag of Gigerian design, for what their doing to our country. Most people might instinctively think me conservative (vs. pragmatic libertarian, which is a more accurate tag) but I can’t imagine ever voting for a Republican again, at any level.
Not unless they purge and fumigate the ranks, FAST and THOROUGHLY.

7 10 2008
Independent in AZ

sorry..off topic again…but racism makes my blood boil.

from the Washington Post Oct 7, via Josh Marshall’s TPM

“Worse, Palin’s routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric’s questions for her “less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media.” At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”

7 10 2008
jwa-Cheney Wolfhound Palin

I’ve read that the town hall format of tonight’s ‘debate’ favors McCain because he does so many of those.

But, having seen Barack speak in a town hall meeting in Iowa, I can say that I don’t think McCain’s experience will give him much of an advantage over Obama. Obama is an inspiring orator when speaking formally, but when he speaks informally, his humor and humanity comes out extremely well. He smiles, seems relaxed and comes across as very personable.

For people who have not seen him in anything other than a prepared speech, I think they will be impressed. McCain tries to paint him as a scary person, but when you hear him speak in person, he is anything but. He seems authoritative and extremely intelligent but real, relaxed and caring.

If the questions start to get a little uncomfortable, I think McCain will get tense, paint a strained smile on his face and look wooden. See the video of the Des Moines Register interview so see how he reacts to a less-than-friendly audience.

Hard to say, but given the strain showing in the McCain camp, I think this could be the night the public at large starts to realize how creepy Johnny boy really is.

7 10 2008
Randy

THIS IS A MUST READ:
Just found Report done by a very credible web site, http://www.vetvoice.com.
This site is run by all ex-Afgan/Iraq Vets. who’s purpose is to support veteran issues. An evaluation was conducted by them into the status of the Alaska National Guard under the direction of, Yes, Sara Palin.

The report is not good.

7 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

Just posting so’s I can get my Hussein Palin name in there… I cannot believe the depths to which the McCain campaign is stooping (warning, I have nothing useful to say here – just venting). Sheriffs in uniform making political comments, if not inciting race hatred outright then at least doing it obliquely – and certainly doing nothing to prevent it, personal attacks and no policies… drops forehead on desk and breathes deeply. I really to want Obama’s campaign to remain above all of this and to keep their grave and ignity and talk about the issues.

Okay. Finished for now.

7 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod palin

Hello All–
Just re-posting something I posted on an earlier thread last night, since it seems to be more on topic now. And I agree with the first commentor…my friend sounds like he stepped right out of Garrison Keillor!

I’ve just had an email from a friend who’s changing his middle name to “Hussein” until the election is over, both to support Obama and to draw attention to the ridiculousness of the suggestion that terrorism can reside in a name. (My friend is a 72 year-old Scandinavian Lutheran–Lars Hussein Olafson). There’s something really powerful about this small act of solidarity. Sometimes poisonous things can be rendered impotent by dilution. I’ve decided to add my Hussein to the effort (in both my Palin name and my real name).

Hose Hussein Hotrod Palin

7 10 2008
jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin

I think it’s time to temporarily change my screen name from Cheney Wolfhound Palin to Cheney Hussein Palin.

I’m sure Darth….er…..Dick Cheney himself won’t mind….

7 10 2008
bPoint

Sarah Louise Palin—-what’s the big deal? Maybe when Joe comes back on the trial he will address her highness as Sarah Louise Palin or just simply SLP. Gov. SLP-slow learning politician..

7 10 2008
judi hussein

Looks like we are about to have a Hussein family reunion around here…yeah!

7 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

Oh dear… just saw my typos… that would be grace and dignity, nothing else. End of a stressful day at work here…

7 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

I went on line to read my former local paper Florida Today and went on the blogs about Sarah Palin. I was shocked and horrified to read such violent, reprehensible lie-filled comments. There still is a huge redneck (in Fla they’re called Crackers) uneducated population out there who love Palin and hate Obama (elite, educated AND black!), but why the violence and hate in a simple blog comment?
I have asked my brother who lives in Fla (a Repub who voted GWB 2000, saw the light and voted Kerry 2004 and, when asked about this election, said “I am voting for anyone who is going to get those Republicans out of the White House!”) and who seems to have his finger on the political current pretty accurately if Obama can really win in Florida. Thanks to Kim in Fla who sent me to the Sarasota newspaper link. It gave me courage and hope!

7 10 2008
Dal

Everybody read this story & call to condemn this Sheriff…My God, imagine a racist County Sheriff!!

http://www.news-press.com/article/20081006/NEWS0107/81006002/1075&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

‘Hundreds’ of calls pouring in to Lee County Sheriff’s Office after Obama remarks

Tel 239-477-1340–> bombard them with your displeasure calls!

This reminds me of “First they came…” a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group!

First they came for the Communists,
– but I was not a communist so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists,
– but I was neither, so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Jews,
– but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.

7 10 2008
Marty

bPoint and the rest..

The concept of ‘ canned audiences’ are not beneath the GOP. There is just no depth they’d not manage to deepen in their quests.

That scab of a sheriff in uniform, calling Obama and inserting his middle name is certainly an intended slur, and while he could have just have easily called him a f-king ni–er, the intent was the same. It’s about attempting to make his name a reminder of Saddam. Making him a terrorist, making him something less qualified, making him black. I’m almost surprised they haven’t tried branding him as a ‘half-breed’ or some other ugly racism.

Hussein is a Muslim name. His father is Muslim and from Kenya. Yet, he met his white mom in Hawaii. While they were both in school. Not that Hawaii is a hotbed of terror activities. Clearly, his name isn’t John Smith, he doesn’t have a Kennedy allure in his name. What he does have is charisma and charm, very much like I remember as a child and seeing later video of John Kennedy. He speaks and you WANT and feel COMPELLED to listen to him.

When Obama speaks, he has command of the English language and he uses it properly and has a strength that can’t be ‘faked’.

McCain, on the other hand, comes across as whiny and petty. When he speaks it’s like fingernails on a blackboard. He just is grating and annoying. We’ve had 8 years of ugly and stupid.

Bush has re-defined the image one thinks when we think of an idiot. The image ingrained in my head was when he was sitting a classroom on 9/11 and as the USA was being attacked by terrorists, he just sat there stone-faced without a clue what to do next.

McCain would exemplify this mold. Old, cocky, arrogant, as well as ugly, petty and shameless. He attacks Obama, and uses his pitbull Palin to do the same and cherishes those idiot sheriffs who’ll disparage his name. Why? Because he has NO message. He can’t fix the economy and certainly leaving it to Sarah Palin, who spent $50,000 on her Wasilla mayors office won’t be able to salvage the economy. She left Wasilla millions in debt. She can’t manage 5000 people, who will she manage 250 million people?

McCain, via Palin today said they’d ‘balance the budget’.. Lets be real kids..McCain can’t, Obama can’t either. It will be 10-20 years to balance the budget, yet it’s ok to lie when you’re a GOP politician apparantly.

I think the economic meltdown has cooked McFailin and they’ll go back to their holes and disappear.

I guess when you have nothing to say, and there are no rules to stop you, then the end result is simple. Lie Baby Lie.

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka wolf eats palin :)

Good morning Mudflatters!🙂 After watching KO rip Palin a new one on the video from MSNBC decided to check them out. Comments about Saracuda are running about 99-1 AGAINST HER! Words, like, LIAR, DESPICABLE, STUPID, NOT QUALIFIED, ZEALOT etc. are being used to describe her.
Here is a link from someone who actually got into one of her so called “rally’s” here in Cali…
http://www.alternet.org/election08/101903/what_i_learned_at_the_sarah_palin_rally_before_they_threw_me_out/

She is Drunk with power now! But only a few “wing nuts” are behind her, I’m hearing more and more from staunch repubs…that they are voting for Obama🙂
I can’t wait for the debate tonight! I hope mccains “loses it” in a fit of anger and shows the whole nation that him and saracuda are not fit for anything let along running a country. I don’t think Obama has to do anything but TRY to stick to the subject of Ecomonics, which both of them desperately want to avoid…” we’re Mavericks and we will do Mavericky things” lol!
Go Obama!

7 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

bPoint (04:39:38) : The Sun Sentinel/Ft Lauderdale story about Palien visit in Boca last night was pure crock. Were were there for the Palin Protest Sign Wave and I doubt there were more than dozen M/P supporters that showed up. The article says dozens were there and threatened to overtake protesters. The story is creepy too.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flppalin1007sboct07,0,7972687.story

BTW I carried a sign that said We Love Mudflats and think I reached some new fans for this site.

7 10 2008
Suzanne

To tell you how desperate the McCain/Palin camp is getting , there are TROLLS big time on the obama website. You can smell their fear of losing!

7 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

For those of you who do not think that ordinary citizens can make a difference, you are wrong! Here in Washington State we lobbied the state legislature for more rights and support for people with disabilities and their families. Massive effort in forming the SEIU caregiver union was highly successful. I remember talking in front of a committee myself and several legislators personally in my community. Families just want to be able to go to work, and I am a single parent. We needed more help and security for caregivers. Continuing to push them and be in front of their faces made a big difference. Then Washington Protection and Advocacy System sued the Division of Developmental Disabilities for cutting essential services to families. They (we) won and monies were ordered to be restored. DDD is still trying their tricks, but we are on top of it by being EDUCATED. Just think…. if we went and talked in front of the legislature with the “folksy” language that Sarah spews out, we would be laughed out of the place, yet we are supposed to swallow this Joe six-pack stuff…. GO ALASKANS! WE ARE ROOTING FOR YOU!

7 10 2008
bPoint

Sarah Louise Palin doing Fox again with Greta, hopefully when she moves onto the next Fox newsreader she visits with Nancy Grace and they can talk about her missing Dr. , the 1,100 e-mails that have gone astray and the numerous private e-mail accounts she uses for government dialogging.
Oh and the biggest think missing in Sarah Louis Palins life is the Truth

7 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Homework done, again, but they do have a unique capacity to ignore me (*sigh*).

But it matters not!

We keep on working at it, don’t we?

7 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Palin

OK, I haven’t had time yet to go through all the comments, so I don’t know if somebody beat me to this (I’ve been working–at my day job, I mean) but I loved this:

This is simply a wonderful response by Jon Stewart to a
stupid question……….

Is America ready for a black president?

In Larry King’s interview with Jon Stewart, Larry brought
up the subject of the primaries and asked Stewart if America
was ready for a woman or a black president. Jon looked at him
quizzically and said, ‘This is such a non-question. Did
anyone ask us in 2000, if Americans were ready for a moron?’

7 10 2008
Marty

A video clip of McOld saying he doesn’t need anyone to teach him how to tell the truth was just released. How comical for a man who doesn’t know how to tell the truth making that statement.

And is it just me, or does it seem a multimillionaire could afford decent teeth? He has the smile of a pedophile. It just gives me the creeps.. If he was unknown and sitting in a park, people would take there kids and leave. He doesn’t possess the slightest remnant of any charm. If he wore a raincoat, and smiled, he’d be the visual image of child predator or a flasher on 5th Ave in NY.

Please, listen to mcold, look at his scraggly puffed out, deformed face and ask if he looks or sounds even remotely Presidential. The simple answer is NO.

And btw.. he claims honor and integrity. He cheated on his wife after he got released from Nam.. His wife had a terrible car accident and she was left terribly scarred. His response was to cheat, then meet cindy, the rich blonde bimbo he needed to get into politics. He agreed to pay his wife’s medical bills to buy her.

How is this man going to be honest to Americans when he couldn’t even be honest to his wife. And what a reward to someone who almost died and spent years raising his children to be summarily tossed aside for a trophy wife..

The man has zero class and less ethics.

Spread it to everyone!

7 10 2008
SoCal Bob

I fired off the emails. As far as I’m concerned, this is a national issue as it relates to Plain’s ability to serve as VP.

My real question is whether or not the good people of Alaska are going to welcome her back after 11/04? We recalled a governor here in CA not all that long ago, you folks can do it too!

7 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

EPIC

Thanks for your response to my statement about 2012. WHEW! What you said is a big relief. I just hope this all goes down sooner than later. My blood pressure is starting to go up. I am taking a election-break for the day until the debates later.

7 10 2008
mvngfwd

Grrrrr! Good morning Mudpals! I am so fired up and I am calling on everyone to take action. I just called the office of Sheriff Jackass from the Palin rally. I told them we were Republican Florida residents (ok, my husband is) and we were appaled and frightened by what transpired at the rally. I told the PR guy that as Jews we deplore that kind of hatred and it is all to reminiscent of the 1930’s Germany for our taste. He basically blew me off!!!! So let’s give them a piece of our mind, collectively! The number to call is 239-477-1000. Just for reference…the county he is from is in big trouble Real Estate-wise. I have several friends who invested there before the crash and they are literally bleeding money at this point. I am calling all of them to give this idiot a piece of their mind. The Jewish community might have certain views of others (I don’t ascribe to this, myself) but never condone this kind of hate-mongering given historical outcomes of the same. Let’s give him a taste of the power of the people…mud style!

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@antsy aka CommaLibertyP (07:36:48) :

bPoint (04:39:38) : The Sun Sentinel/Ft Lauderdale story about Palien visit in Boca last night was pure crock. Were were there for the Palin Protest Sign Wave and I doubt there were more than dozen M/P supporters that showed up. The article says dozens were there and threatened to overtake protesters. The story is creepy too.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flppalin1007sboct07,0,7972687.story

Oh, Joe Lieberman was there to introduce the performing seal at the swanky Republican elite shindig. [barf]

Has he no shame???

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@SC Strike Chipper Palin (07:43:41) :

Is America ready for a black president?

In Larry King’s interview with Jon Stewart, Larry brought
up the subject of the primaries and asked Stewart if America
was ready for a woman or a black president. Jon looked at him
quizzically and said, ‘This is such a non-question. Did
anyone ask us in 2000, if Americans were ready for a moron?’

———————–

Thank you for this – it’s exactly what I need.🙂

7 10 2008
Denise

I had wondered about the Alaskan Trade Missions Palin cited as her executive foreign experience. In sum:

“ . . . on the Governor’s Web site . . . There’s a press release about Gov. Palin’s meeting with a trade mission from the Yukon, but nothing about Russia anywhere in the archives. Tony Knowles, a Democrat who was governor from 1994-2002, led a trade mission — back in 1997, while Palin was running Wasilla . . . When asked for examples of trade missions with Russia that have taken place under Palin’s watch, gubernatorial spokeswoman Kate Morgan refused to answer the question. Morgan said she could not legally discuss any trade missions with me because she’s a state employee and I had first heard this claim through the Couric interview, which was part of Palin’s campaign for the vice-presidency [???] . . . “The law is very stringent,” she said, and recommended that I contact the McCain-Palin campaign. Two spokespeople did not respond . . . the Seattle Times notes that a politician from Russia’s Far East did in fact meet with Palin in Anchorage, and urged her to come to Russia. One of Palin’s trade specialists [said] no trade missions with Russia are currently on the agenda . . . Anchorage is host to an organization called the Northern Forum, a council of regional governments from all the northernmost countries of the world. But the Palin administration cut the Forum’s budget from $75,000 to $15,000, and stopped the practice of sending representatives to its meetings.”
http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/09/26/trade_missions/

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

Regarding tonight’s debate:

“McCain, 72, will try to leaven his attacks with humor, said Republican campaign aides, some of whom plan to wear cufflinks with a mock Obama presidential seal. McCain and his surrogates will be “aggressive truth tellers” on debate night, said senior adviser Nicolle Wallace. “I don’t accept the premise that that makes the campaign negative.”

Obama, 47, is prepared to return fire. “Our first thing is always to talk about the issues,” said Robert Gibbs, a senior adviser to the Democratic nominee. “But if we need to counterpunch, we’re certainly prepared.”

7 10 2008
Denise

mvngfwd, YOU GO GIRL!!!

7 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Rep_Peggy_Wilson@legis.state.ak.us Hussein is a Muslim name. His father is Muslim and from Kenya. Yet, he met his white mom in Hawaii. While they were both in school.
***********************************************************************************

This film (Israelis support Obama) has a neat little part about the name Hussein…it was posted here much earlier, but it’s worth another look.

7 10 2008
mvngfwd

Oh my God!!!! That’s me with the big signs and I’m Lynore from the interview!!! Terps got interviewed too!!! Go Mudflatters!!!

7 10 2008
judi hussein

‘Old McCain had a farm e i e i o,
and on that farm he had a pig e i e i o
with an wink-oink here and a oink-wink there…..’

7 10 2008
bPoint

@Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin (07:57:53) :

Really?
“Republican campaign aides, some of whom plan to wear cufflinks with a mock Obama presidential seal.”

How collegiate of them.

7 10 2008
Denise

Got 3 slabs of ribs BBQing for tonight’s debate dining. So I can literally gnaw on something.

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@mvngfwd (07:49:22) :

Because they’ve had so many hundreds of calls, they’ve been told just to establish whether the caller’s opinion is positive or negative – so you may not have been blown off.

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@bPoint (08:02:13) :

That must be the “humor” referred to …..😉

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

@Denise (08:02:54) :

Got 3 slabs of ribs BBQing for tonight’s debate dining. So I can literally gnaw on something.

Good idea – you’ll have something to throw, too!😀

7 10 2008
Bobg

This from a Republican that is voting for Obama-the strategy for the Republican campaign is becoming very clear. McCain is Mister Niceguy and is above dirty politics. Sarah Palin is now the Republican attack dog; throwing out barbs at the Democratic ticket. Half-truths, outright lies, slander, misrepresentations; nothing is out of bounds for Attackdog Palin.

7 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

@ mvngfwd Are you the first Mudflatter with a public face???? Yay for Mudflatters – we are everywhere.

7 10 2008
bPoint

The Sarah Louise Palin mudslinging is going to change course very soon. When Joe Biden returns, he does not need a teleprompter to tell things they way they really are, and, he can stand in front of microphone and the real media(not just Fox or some small town writer who is gaga at writing a national story) and talk without notes about what happened, and is happening. He just might start talking about the things going on in Alaska?

7 10 2008
judi hussein

@mvngfwd (07:49:22

Just called to complain about the sheriff and was asked to leave a message which I did along with my name and phone #..Thanks for making the # available..

7 10 2008
Denise

McCain has nowhere to go but to the dark side. Trying to pull in the hate votes. I expect to hear more racially diragortory comments.

Did anybody catch Daily show interviewing Wasilla residents during VP debate? Of course it was a Pro-Palin crowd. Racial comments and an admission of some hope that McCain might croak.

7 10 2008
Bobg

some of my family members are asking how I, being the Republican that I am, could vote for Obama. I sent a letter to the Republican Party right after the Republican defeats in 2006. I put a copy of the letter on my blog here:

http://my.opera.com/cheapskate/blog/?startidx=80

Naturally, I received no reply and I didn’t really expect one. The letter might explain my feelings in this election campaign.

7 10 2008
bPoint

@Denise (08:12:07) :

I watched the Daily Show last night, and it was wild. It most certainly is not a microcosm of the America I live in. The people interviewed didn’t even pretend to be nice people. They openly bashed gays, blacks, and the real “average” Americans.

7 10 2008
Denise

derogatory . . . not “diragotory” . . . in case any students are reading who like me don’t use spell check

7 10 2008
Marty

I called and was forwarded to a Press Aide. His direct # is 239-477-1340. The receptionist said they’re getting a lot of calls. It took me 3 minutes to get an answer on the main line. Pretty sure they’re not happy with their Sheriff’s action..

Call often! Everyone call. Let’s make one racist idiot pay for his action by getting him fired or suspended. What he did was not appropriate for a law enforcement officer and was probably a just cause for termination.

7 10 2008
judi hussein

Denise, I did see the Daily Show interview and I must say it was a rough looking group at the “social gathering at Main Street Wasilla”

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka wolf eats palin :)

judi hussein…LOL! You made me day! A pig indeed! With lipstick! Slogging in the mud, slinging mud!
And Densie, throw a rib bone for me! McCain’s lying if he says he’s being nice b/c he’s not. He does look like a pedophile, did you see when Saracuda was first chosen how he literally “leered at her?” Eeeeeeew! disgusting!
I want to see them taken down, all of them. I emailed that stupid sheriff and told him I wanted to be a fly on the wall to see his face when BHO is elected on Nov 4. I also told him about Saracuda and if she were anyone else he’d be arresting her! Abuse of power, tax evasion, Treason and Terrorist activities…etc.

7 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin (06:59:04) :

@Independent in AZ (06:39:45) :

race baiting sherrif, in uniform, in Palin florida rally uses the Barrack “Hussein” Obama routine. Unrepentent when called out on his gutter subliminal racism.

I doubt the Republicans are thrilled to see the jackboots coming out in support.

Sorry, but I disagree. I think they LOVE seeing the jackboots come out and for a couple of reasons: they always get press coverage; they get across a message that the Repubs would like to say but can’t– overtly, anyway; they look above blame as long as nobody can directly link them to the jackboots. They might even get a chance to disavow or scold them (for press coverage) and then it’s like telling the jury to disregard what you just heard. The damage is done.
It’s the best of both worlds, in the world of dirty tricks. Sadly, they don’t HAVE to be linked/invite them–but if you think that’s never happened…

7 10 2008
Marty

This how it will go..

Fast forward to Jan 20, 2009..

McCain/Palin cheated and weaseled their way to the White House. They hop in the Limo and head off to their first official briefing. McCain says he wants to see the residence, and him and his pal Sarah head upstairs to see the residence.

After looking around, they head back down. Sarah says “Let me help you John” and as they head down, she slips a foot in front of McOld. He tumbles down the marble stairway, cracks his head open and is dead before reaching the bottom.

Sarah, looking shocked, stands at the top of the stairs and says ‘Golly gosh, doggone it, the poor guy slipped and geepers creepers, I really tried to grab him, but dang, i missed. I am now President, and all of you lemmings report to me. I hereby rule that I am in charge and all rules of order are suspended. Congress is fired and I am in charge of the military, just like I was in Alaska. Bow before me, ya all..” Wink wink wink.

She smiles, knowing it worked out just as she planned it. Her first order is to have all video logs of the white house destroyed immediately without review.

7 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

I’m off now but before I go, I hereby renounce and denounce my name and the Palins.

7 10 2008
frsbdg

Here’s the response I got back from Senator Kim Elton:

From: “Sen. Kim Elton”
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 12:05:36 -0800
Subject: RE: The Branchflower Report

As chair of the council, I’m committed to making the report public and I
believe the majority of the council is, also.

Kim

7 10 2008
bPoint

This sheriff making Sarah Louise Palin’s introduction yesterday while in uniform is beyond the call of duty and very intimidating to anyone driving through his jurisdiction with a Obama/Biden bumper sticker. The whole country should be up in arms when an peace officer shows a slant while in uniform. If an American citizen can be turned away from a polling place for wearing a candidates button or shirt or hat so that they are not intimidating other voters, well the same and more must be said for people sworn to uphold the law.

7 10 2008
bPoint

@Marty (08:21:49) :

Kind of like Tanya Harding right?

7 10 2008
J-GUILT BY ASSOCOATION

TALKING ABOUT GUILT BY ASSOCIATION-TAKE A LOOK AT THIS HISTORICAL DATA ON JOHN MCCAIN-http://community.marketwatch.com/groups/us-politics/topics/cindy-mccains-father-all-mobbed

7 10 2008
ochusseinliberal

McCain’s new strategy of hate-mongering is not going to work.
Washington Post Poll 10-3/5
What is important to voters?
Economy/Jobs 52
Health care 9
Iraq/War in Iraq 6
Ethics/Honesty/
Corruption in government 4
Terrorism/Nat’l security 3
Taxes 3
Abortion 3
Education 2
Change 2
Experience 2
Morals/Family values 1
Foreign policy 1
Federal budget deficit 1
Gas/Oil prices/Energy 1
Housing/Mortgages *
Social Security *
Guns/Gun control *
Environment *
Immigration/Illegal immigration *

But here is the statistic I find most interesting
1.(ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) How closely are you following the presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?
—- Closely —– —- Not closely —– No
NET Very Smwt. NET Not too At all opinion
10/5/08 OH 91 57 34 9 6 3 0

57% of the registered voters surveyed are following the election very closely.

That is very bad news for John McCain.

He better start talking about the economy again – just as soon as he has a clue what to say…

7 10 2008
Denise

One harmful aspect remaining unheralded is the twisted sexism lurking below Palin’s VP candidacy. McCain and the Repubs are using sex to sell her candidacy, not inherent capability. Our Presidential campaign, for the most important leader on the planet, puts forth a woman whose greatest assest might be Sex Appeal. It is as incidious as any retail marketing campaign that objectifies women.

Now, before you think this is coming from a raving feminist, I have been a stay at home mom. I just happen to have 2 very bright girls. And see the consequences walking around their school campuses. So I am spotlighting this hidden danger of the Palin candidacy. I fear her candidacy will be a net loss for women due to the way Palin presents herself.

7 10 2008
Marty

Denise, I agree totally..

I am convinced the only reason McOld selected Palin was because, for the first time in 20 years, he saw her and got a woody..!

i can’t imagine his barbie doll stuck up looking biotch of a wife does it for him..

7 10 2008
sosad

The sheriff claims it was not racist or wrong !!!
Because HE had to give secret service his middle name makes it right …
Sorry Sir ,, not the way it works ..
Like when a black guy calls another the N word in conversation ,, works that way for them but NO WAY NO HOW works for me .. Not the same and I would NEVER do that .. I don’t even think they should ..
Not only that I am not representing the public on tax dollars ..
He is ,, He should know better ,, be better ,, do better ..
What about children ??? think there may have been any watching that ???
Listening to that ???? your children ??? His own ??
He said it the way he said it and it was crystal clear what he meant ..
Crystal clear Mc Racist and Palin are willing to take the country backwards to win .. Hurt anyone’s child that was watching to win ..
Stir up old hate to win .. Toss morality out the window for a job ..
Maverick rebranded – KKK

7 10 2008
Lulu

AKM, do you know anything about this statement? I just received the following in e-mail today. I think it’s probably been around awhile, as it responds to the Oprah-Palin situation, but I don’t know if it’s been posted here before. It is very relevant to the racially-tinged attacks now being made on Obama by Palin.

“The following is a statement from one of Juneteenth Directors in Alaska:

‘As for Governor Sarah Palin’s involvement in the African American
community, the Governor’s office hasn’t participated in any of our
Alaska Juneteenth Events. All previous Alaskan Governor’s have
traditionally attended and participated in our annual Juneteenth
Celebration. Gov. Palin was the first governor not to send out a
congratulatory letter or assist us in any way with our Juneteenth
activities.

I didn’t have the courtesy of receiving a reply when I asked for a
representative from the Governor’s office to come and speak at our
Juneteenth Celebration if Governor Palin was unable to attend. I never
even heard of Gov. Palin until she was elected Mayor of Wasilla,
Alaska, in Mat-Su Valley.

Governor Palin is a very energetic and spontaneous woman. With some
of the things being said and going around this state right now, I’m
surprised none of the national media have bothered to come here and get
the words directly from the mouths of the people who have lived with
her all of these years instead of ‘surfing the net!’

My other opinion is why would an individual who, to my knowledge, has
not hired any African-Americans on her gubernatorial staff, insist so passionately on being on a television show owned and operated by an African American, Oprah Winfrey?

While meeting with black leaders concerning the absence of any
African-Americans on her staff, Gov. Palin responded that she
doesn’t have to hire any blacks and was not intending to hire any. What kind
of attitude is this toward African-American for who may be the first
Vice-President of the United States ?

I understand Oprah did have Senator Obama on her show a few times and
was the main person raising funds for him “before” the presidency race
was in full swing. However, the key point here is that it is Oprah’s
prerogative not be used as a pawn to tilt the vote one way or another.
Oprah has stated repeatedly that she wasn’t going to have one side or
the other on her show by choice. I thought that was what the Civil
Rights Movement was all about, a persons right to make their own
choices. I guess this isn’t a Democracy at all anymore.’

Gwendolyn Alexander, President
African American Historical Society of Alaska, Inc.
Alaska Juneteenth Celebration
P. O. Box 143105
Anchorage AK 99514
http://www.juneteenthalaska.com

7 10 2008
sosad

MAVERIC
REBRANDED
KKK

My sign if there was a rally here today ,, shame there is not..

7 10 2008
karen marie

independent in az posted this above but i repost it for those who didn’t catch it. “yes” is, sadly, still the majority response. let’s see if we can move that number.

on line poll:
Do you agree with Lee County Sherrif Mike Scott calling Obama “Hussein” during Palin rally”

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

Fort Myers, Florida news-press.com

7 10 2008
7 10 2008
UK lady AKA turning turtle Palinps

Sosad, well said! haven’t seen it put any better.

Lulu, haven’t seen that before, send it to everyone you can think of, it is a good indication of SLP’s dreadful mindset.

7 10 2008
mvngfwd

Well, I say we change that poll! Let’s hit it…I did already.

7 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

@ Kimbers
Great article, it sums up my response to McPalin’s lack of response. Everyone should read it.

7 10 2008
Lulu

UK Lady wrote: “Lulu, haven’t seen that before, send it to everyone you can think of, it is a good indication of SLP’s dreadful mindset.”

UK Lady, thanks. I will and we should all do so. Palin is a proven racist. The media needs to get on this.

7 10 2008
karen marie

bPoint,

i think the sheriff’s larger crime is incitement to riot.

7 10 2008
sosad

McCain/Palin
words of
mass destruction

7 10 2008
Independent in AZ

Sherriff Mike Scott updates….

Local Media Updates and Video of Sherriff’s office taking calls, etc.

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081006/NEWS0107/81006002/1075&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

Key Note: Sherriff answers to the Gov and Voters on Nov. 4th., not the county officials.

Will be interesting to see if this nut can at least apologize or we he hold firm in his positions similiar to say George Bush and John McCain.

7 10 2008
Marty

MCOld when interviewed by the Des Moines Register:

McCain: “If i were dictator, something i’ve always aspired to be…”

DICTATOR? Even a joke, it wouldn’t be funny, but he didn’t even crack a smile when he said it.

John McCain, Dictator .. has a certain ring to it.. A NAZI ring. Imagine the First Dictator of the nonUSA

7 10 2008
Lisa

I just called the police department, (thanks for the number) I got a recording, so I left a message. I know in our city the the police department can not wear their uniform in a public except when they are working on behalf of the department. They do have a list of pre-approved side jobs they can take and still wear their uniform. He should be fired!

7 10 2008
Bobg

I don’t know about the jurisdiction that Sheriff Mike Scott operates but most jurisdictions have a standing rule that no public official can make a political endorsement in uniform or on public stationary. Even our military takes a dim view of such actions and violators of this code can face court marshal.

http://my.opera.com/cheapskate/blog/

7 10 2008
phoebe

@Saw the Wasilla bar group….OMG they are a frightening group….guess we know where Palin gets the Joe-Six Pack term. They are bonafide rednecks…..mean, drunk, stupid & proud of it.

7 10 2008
Lisa

Sorry for the typos, just mad

7 10 2008
karen marie

when mccain stated that he’d like to be dictator, he was only echoing george w. bush who made an almost identical statement four or so years ago.

7 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA
7 10 2008
sosad

UK lady AKA turning turtle Palinps (08:49:52) :
Thanks ,, I am very upset ,, upset I have to watch the news with my daughter ..
To explain to her the wrongs these people are willing to teach her ..
The sheriff , Palin ,, McCain are willing to teach MY DAUGHTER hate and racism. I am outraged as all should be , left and right ,, black and white ,,
How dare they teach my child such things .. How dare they say what is so very wrong is right ..
How can these reporters not see it ??? do they let there children watch TV ??

What about the people on McCain’s staff ??? Do they go home and say these things to there own children ???
What if there own kids were playing in the street chanting Hussein,,kill him,, like they learned from there parents on TV ???
Palin has her kids on stage with her so it looks like she is all for teaching it to her own ..
Outrageous!!!!!!!

7 10 2008
Polly Hussein

I love my new name! King Hussein of Jordan is one of the most popular and courageous leaders of our time. Lisa Halaby, an American graduate of Princeton married him, and continues his good works (after his death) as Queen Noor of Jordan.

(So, I decided to get myself “adopted” to this proud heritage. At least during this election.)

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka wolf eats palin :)

Kimbers,
great article I especially like the last part:

Now to Sarah Palin.

This simple-minded, overwhelmed, frightened, delusional nitwit thinks she’s doing “big things” by going on “the attack.” She presumes to challenge Obama at his level as if she had earned her position rather than having been selected by an old white man for the job. She is filled with pride and self-adoration. She is a fool.

This weekend, she said Obama was “paling around with terrorists.” (a lie debunked by CNN). The irony is almost crippling to my mental functions. This is from the woman whose church says terrorism vs. Israel is God’s judgment. This is a woman who was so close to the radical, separatist Alaska Independence Party, that people thought she was a member. She spoke to their convention, and her husband was a seven-year member of this organization whose founder was killed in a “plastic explosives deal gone bad.”

Palin would know about “paling around with terrorists.” She fornicates with one.

A few weeks ago CPL posted a story which seemed plausible but couldn’t be verified. It said Palin was a racist. While the specific truth of that story is still unsettled, the pattern is clear: this ticket is painting Obama as the “other” and someone to be feared. This campaign is counting on stoking prejudice and racism. The McCain-Palin campaign is grotesque and dangerous. They are picking up where Hillary left off, but have gone much, much farther. They are presiding over hate rallies where people feel free to yell out murderous threats, and the candidates smile it off and keep going, essentially endorsing such mob mentality.

I want to know who still supports this ticket. I want to know because if anything should happen to Barack Obama. If he so much as slips on the jetway or stubs his toe playing basketball, I’m holding John McCain and Sarah Palin responsible, and I’m holding those who vote for them responsible for doing nothing to stop an atmosphere of violence. Enough is enough.

Those of you who have retained your soul and your senses, I ask you do to the following in response to this insane and hate-filled campaign.

1. Make sure you are registered to vote. Go to voteforchange.com
2. Volunteer. The campaign built on hope, rather than hate, needs election poll workers in key states like Virginia and Pennsylvania (big up Voter Suppression Wiki!). We need phone calls from home. Donate money.

3. Spread the word about McCain and Palin’s dangerous beliefs and outlandish hypocrisies. Send these to your undecided or right-leaning friends in swing states.
4. Pray, meditate or otherwise send positive vibes to protect Obama and our country from these forces of darkness masquerading as legitimate political candidates.

Don’t be one of those people that recognizes wrong and evil and does nothing to stop it. We are all responsible for creating the world we want to see. Let’s go about doing that.

7 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod palin

kimbers Chop Meth Palin (08:49:00) :

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/election08/101933/when_their_supporters_call_obama_a_terrorist_and_demand_his_assassinat

kimbers: I sent this to my husband this a.m. (a Republican who feels betrayed by his party this election…and totally mystified by McSAME/Pailin’). I just got an email back. Evidently three folks had sent him this link already. Here’s what he said to me by return email:

Dear D. Hussein J. — FYI: this is the third time this morning I’ve gotten this link. I’d already made my mind up watching the clips on the news last night, that this was the last straw…the writing on the wall I needed to see. Who with a grain of humanity can vote for someone who stirs up shouts of “terrorist” or “kill him”? It’s appalling. McCain, Palin, my own party all embarrass and worry me. After this, I am re-registering as an Independent. I just wanted you to know…there’s no need for a mouse in the corner of the election booth now. I won’t vote “in secret” for Obama (like you’ve been saying I will). I’m voting openly for Obama, but with a heavy heart over the depths to which my party has sunk, Love you, B.

My heart is so glad I can hardly contain myself!

hose Hussein hotrod palin

7 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Sosad, don’t worry, I’m sure that with a mother like you, your daughter will be great and very well adjusted. Not like the poor Palin children.

7 10 2008
Tom from PA

I think tonight could provide the perfect forum to end McCain’s campaign.
Barack needs to clear the air about Ayers, including his actions when Barack was 8 and out of the country. How he likely was not even aware of this ancient history and that the Bill Ayers today is a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago who has taken up the cause of the desenfranchised. How he initially met the man under this cause and though not real friends, they served on the same board of a non-profit designed to help these people. If finding jobs and health care for the needy is a crime, he is guilty as charged. If getting people involved in the political process to help garner the necessities of life..then again he is guilty as charged.
(Borrowing from the “American President”) If you want to make character the central theme of this election, it is a challenge I would welcome. The American people are not interested in trumped up smear tactics Sen McCain. They have real issues. Jobs, Health Insurance, Home Foreclosures, a dwindling 401-k. That is what people want to hear, need to hear otherwise you are not putting your Country First. You are simply putting your campaign first.

7 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Pheobe – have you got a link so I can see the Wasilla bar group?

7 10 2008
BLUE OREGON

HOW CAN WE BLITZ THE MEDIA TALKING HEADS SO THAT THEY ARE FORCED TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THESE THINGS INSTEAD OF NON-STOP ‘FREE’ COVERAGE FOR PALIN/MCCAIN (intentional change here) CAMPAIGN?

Keith O did all of us and our country a big favor last night. But is it enough?

I would like some suggestions as to how we can get all the background information on Sarah Palin out into the MSM. All of us here in this arena know enough about her and her background to realize who she really is and what she stands for, but I don’t believe that people in general know near enough information about her and these facts. I am very willing to make contacts and do whatever I can, and I think that most on here would be willing to do the same. Where/how do we start a concentrated effort to make that happen?

Can anyone help? Any and all suggestions welcomed!

7 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

BLUE OREGON (09:29:22) :

I don’t know how much it would cost, but how about a full page ad in a national paper – that would get some media attention if it was paid for by Joe Public!

7 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

@ upnorth minnesota
Thank your husband for us, deeply. I’m almost moved to tears…

7 10 2008
ochusseinliberal

I have a question for Alaska residents. Have you ever seen any sign of humanity, compassion or just normal human emotion from Sarah Palin?

I’m serious. I’m still trying to find some humanity in this woman.

McCain at least looked somewhat startled when his rally turned ugly, even though he did nothing to denounce the threats and slurs from the crowd. I would label him a coward but he does seem capable of emtion. Palin however didn’t look ‘anything’. She just soldiered on with her message of lies, hate and division without blinking an eye.

I have watched this woman closely from the beginning. I have watched her interact with her baby. I have watched her interact at the debate. I have watched her interact with her raving crowds. I have watched her interact during a very uncomfortable interview.

I have yet to observer any normal human emotion from this woman. No anger, no spontaneous humor, no embarassment and most of all no compassion. As anyone seen it? If so, please give me an example.

7 10 2008
BLUE OREGON

UK lady turning turtle Palinps (09:33:00) :

I don’t know how much it would cost, but how about a full page ad in a national paper – that would get some media attention if it was paid for by Joe Public!
******************************************

That is certainly worth discussing. Whatever we do, the focus needs to be directed into the homes/minds of people who don’t watch anything but Fox, don’t get their news from internet/blogs, and wouldn’t be caught dead reading the NY Times.

7 10 2008
sosad

UK lady turning turtle Palinps (09:23:40) :
I am her father ,, she’s learning all the right things despite what others are willing to put out there🙂

7 10 2008
Tom from PA

The message is apparently resonating in Minnesota, the last 2 polls were +18 and +14 Obama, after McCain spent all those advertising dollars there.
Just recently Georgia went from solid McCain to leaning
New hampshire and Minnesota went from leaning Obama to Solid
and Missouri is still a toss-up but tilting towar Obama now

7 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

How about for starter, shouldn’t be too expensive, the ADN?

7 10 2008
Toon Moene

> McCain asks his crowd “Who is Barack Obama” and a man yells “a terrorist”
> and neither candidate took the time to put down the comments.

Sometimes it’s illustrative to turn things around.

Imagine that Joe Biden had asked a crowd at one of his gatherings:

“Who is Sarah Palin ?”

and a man had shouted:

“A witch !”

and another:

“Burn her !”

Wouldn’t you think Joe would have just led that pass ? Actually, I think Joe is intelligent enough not to start such thing (by the silly question) at all.

7 10 2008
Sharon Hussein/CA

(Formerly Sharon/California)

I don’t know how much it would cost, but how about a full page ad in a national paper – that would get some media attention if it was paid for by Joe Public!
******************************************

I’d vote for placing the ad in the ADN then it would receive national news. Either that or USA Today.

7 10 2008
ochusseinliberal

blue oregon: I am thinking the same thing. Maybe there some sort on online petition we could start? I think if we started a petition denouncing this strategy of racism and hate we could get millions of signatures.

Does anyone have an idea how to do that?

And who would we address the petition to? McCain? The Media?

7 10 2008
ds55

QUOTE (from the article posted by upnorth minnesota:
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/election08/101933/when_their_supporters_call_obama_a_terrorist_and_demand_his_assassinat
“I was at Obama’s rally at Independence Square in Philadelphia back in April. When he mentioned Hillary Clinton’s name, the crowd booed, and he told them to stop. Barack Obama intervened when his supporters booed his opponent. He called for civility. Yet, when faced with supporters who label senators terrorists and call for their assassination, John McCain and Sarah Palin said nothing.”

Watching Obama rallies on TV, I hear chants of “O-ba-ma” and “Yes We Can”, positive support for the candidate.

But, when I watch McCain/Palin rallies I hear people chanting “No-bama”, as though they are only there to protest the opposing candidate. I think it’s a serious problem for McCain/Palin regardless of whether or not they choose to see it that way.

7 10 2008
mvngfwd

@upnorth- My Obamacan is glad your hubby joined the club! Better now than after Nov 4th.

On that note, did anyone see/read about Lilibet Hagel’s announcement? Any links to spread perhaps?

On a Mudflat note- Proudly, the two Obama supporters interviewed during the Boca Raton protest video were BOTH Mudflatters! WhooHoo!

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod palin…I’m glad to hear about you DH, I hope there are others out there that feel the same! I can’t believe those “mindless bots” that show up to her rallies? I’m a fearful for BO safety tonight. Does anyone know who we can to complain? McPalin campaign is so desperate, because they are losing by a landslide they are turning their campaign rallies into KKK lynch mobs! Can’t mccain be censured or something??? Does anyone know?

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

Oh on a lighter side, Faux news is reporting….
Madonna is clearly not a fan of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

During the U.S. kickoff of her “Sticky and Sweet” tour at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on Saturday night, she shouted: “Sarah Palin can’t come to my party. Sarah Palin can’t come to my show. It’s nothing personal,” according to the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column.

She also told the crowd, “Here’s the sound of Sarah Palin’s husband’s snowmobile when it won’t start,” followed by a loud screeching noise.

7 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Sosad – so sad is a dad – sorry, my bad.

7 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

mvngfwd

here’s to link to Lilibet Hagel’s announcement

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/10/07/mrs_hagel_to_endorse_obama.html

7 10 2008
mvngfwd

CNN, MSNBC etc. are saying that the current tone is not working from McPalin. They even quoted that Palin’s approval rating have dropped dramatically in the last two days. On a previous post Karma was mentioned. I agree…just look at OJ, it took a while but the Universe handled that quite nicely. I loved the expression on his face when they read the verdicts- 13 guiltys! I envisioned Palin with a similar expression when they announce her RECALL.😉

7 10 2008
mvngfwd

Thanks Crust!

7 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

The republicans left in the GOP are not true conservatives, nor do I think they represent the majority of conservative voters. The base is now only the christian fundamentalists and pro-military factions. There are many “nice” republicans that really have philosophical reasons for being conservative: their belief in limited government, fiscal responsibility and restraint and support of state’s making their own decisions. These republicans have been shut out of the GOP by the overwhelming power of the Christian right. That is why we have in our families and in our own friendships, republicans that do not fit this new base. They are not part of the ugliness. Their political difference of opinion do not rest on character assaults and a belief that only they know the real truth. The GOP is a disgrace to real conservatives.

Also, Palin is only being shopped out to very conservative districts. There is no way that her message would resonate with independents. They are not winning that fight. McCain lost independents when he selected a base winner in Palin. A maverick would have gone against the base. That is one of the most disappointing moves by McCain. I respected him in 2000 when he said that Falwell and Roberts were agents of intolerance. He was right then and nothing has changed since that time. I am disappointed that he chose an agent of intolerance as his running-mate.

7 10 2008
bPoint
7 10 2008
Dal

Read this: When Their Supporters Call Obama a Terrorist and Demand His Assassination, McCain and Palin Remain Silent:

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/election08/101933/when_their_supporters_call_obama_a_terrorist_and_demand_his_assassinat

Last night some of us objected to my bringing this to the attention of MSM’s and demanding that McCain-Palin stop peddling this dangerous & slippery hate-mongering, but the author of this writer says this:

“Don’t be one of those people that recognizes wrong and evil and does nothing to stop it. We are all responsible for creating the world we want to see. Let’s go about doing that”

What do mudflatters’ think?

7 10 2008
sosad

Where is the Christian right ???? Where are they ???? silent as there party goes to hate speech ????
Shame on them !!!!!

The stone has been cast and they did not offer up a hand to catch it ..
They reached into the pile for there own stone …

7 10 2008
Bobg

responsiblecitizen08-I whole heartedly agree. I am a Republican and I am embarrassed that our party would put someone on the ballot just for the shock value. Shock value does not qualify you for office. As I stated in my post above, I sent a letter to the Republican Party after the 2006 defeat. I posted the letter to my blog. The link is here:

http://my.opera.com/cheapskate/blog/?startidx=80

I think that my letter mirrors your sentiments.

7 10 2008
bPoint

Here it comes!!!

From Salon.com today

Oct. 7, 2008 | “My government is my worst enemy. I’m going to fight them with any means at hand.”

This was former revolutionary terrorist Bill Ayers back in his old Weather Underground days, right? Imagine what Sarah Palin is going to do with this incendiary quote as she tears into Barack Obama this week.

Only one problem. The quote is from Joe Vogler, the raging anti-American who founded the Alaska Independence Party. Inconveniently for Palin, that’s the very same secessionist party that her husband, Todd, belonged to for seven years and that she sent a shout-out to as Alaska governor earlier this year. (“Keep up the good work,” Palin told AIP members. “And God bless you.”)

AIP chairwoman Lynette Clark told me recently that Sarah Palin is her kind of gal. “She’s Alaskan to the bone … she sounds just like Joe Vogler.”

So who are these America-haters that the Palins are pallin’ around with?

7 10 2008
Lulu

In terms of the horrific and unconscionable ongoing racial slurs advocated by Palin and McCain, we must contact everyone we know. We must make the media show it for what it is: part of an ongoing governing pattern for Palin, and for McCain (remember, this is the swell guy who opposed the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday!). That’s why I forwarded the e-mail I received on this topic, posted above at 08:39:32, to Rachel and Keith at MSNBC.

7 10 2008
Halcrow

@bPoint
The whole country should be up in arms when an peace officer shows a slant while in uniform. If an American citizen can be turned away from a polling place for wearing a candidates button or shirt or hat so that they are not intimidating other voters, well the same and more must be said for people sworn to uphold the law.

Wouldn’t it be quite likely that the sheriff had to run for office and be elected? If so, then he’d likely be looking for funds and support from one of the two American political parties, wouldn’t he?

And, if the ins in the county were Republicans, might not a Republican run for the elected office because of the expectation of support (votes and funds)?

If that is the case, then no matter how honest the winner is, then they’d be beholden to those who helped them win the position and, because a sheriff has a high-profile position within a county, then there would be calls for that elected official to show support at all levels for the party which assisted him/her.

7 10 2008
bPoint

Here is a video of Sarah Louise Palin speaking to the AIP convention

7 10 2008
V.P., Flat HUSSEIN Earth Society

The following is in various newspapers around the world today. Right on, Brigitte!!!
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Palin ‘a disgrace to women’: Bardot

French actress chastises U.S. vice-presidential candidate
Agence France-Presse

Published: Tuesday, October 07, 2008

PARIS – French film icon turned activist Brigitte Bardot took a swipe at Sarah Palin on Tuesday, saying the U.S. vice-presidential candidate was a disgrace to women.

“I hope you lose these elections because that would be a victory for the world,” Bardot wrote in an open letter to Republican John McCain’s running mate in the November vote.

“By denying the responsibility of man in global warming, by advocating gun rights and making statements that are disconcertingly stupid, you are a disgrace to women and you alone represent a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe,” wrote Bardot.

The screen icon from the 1960s, who now heads an animal rights foundation, went on to assail Palin for supporting Arctic oil exploration that could jeoparize delicate animal habitats and for dismissing measures to protect polar bears.

“This shows your total lack of responsibility, your inability to protect or simply respect animal life,” Bardot wrote.

In a final salvo against Palin, the 74-year-old ex-star picked up on Palin’s depiction of herself as a pitbull wearing lipstick and said she “implored” her not to compare herself to dogs.

“I know them well and I can assure you that no pitbull, no dog, nor any other animal for that matter is as dangerous as you are,” Bardot wrote.

7 10 2008
bPoint

@Halcrow (10:15:24) :

Thanks for your response. I very rarely realize that most Sheriffs are elected officials. My bad.

7 10 2008
Suchanut

Right on Brigitte!!!!

7 10 2008
Lulu

Um, word of caution. I’m against Palin, too, but I wouldn’t champion Bridgitte Bardot on anything having to do with Arab-Muslim relations. You should Google her; she is very prejudiced.

7 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Bobg (10:11:15):
Thank you for writing a letter to the RNC. They need to hear from more republicans that are disgusted with the direction of their party.

I am an Independent because I find being part of any party limits the ability of most people to think about issues in an objective manner. I also believe in limited government and fiscal responsibility, but also feel strongly about the social issues that Democrats are able to address. The Republican Party has never gotten my vote, nor do I think they ever will until they divorce themselves from the religious fundamentalists that have high-jacked the party.

7 10 2008
epic

Dal (10:08:40) :
Read this: When Their Supporters Call Obama a Terrorist and Demand His Assassination, McCain and Palin Remain Silent:

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/election08/101933/when_their_supporters_call_obama_a_terrorist_and_demand_his_assassinat

Last night some of us objected to my bringing this to the attention of MSM’s and demanding that McCain-Palin stop peddling this dangerous & slippery hate-mongering, but the author of this writer says this:

“Don’t be one of those people that recognizes wrong and evil and does nothing to stop it. We are all responsible for creating the world we want to see. Let’s go about doing that”

What do mudflatters’ think?
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Have faith in the Secret Service.

You can bet they know that if Barak goes down there will be terrible social consequences and it will follow them for the rest of their lives.

JFK? ‘Not on my watch’? Doesn’t even begin to describe it.

They are motivated.

7 10 2008
galwhohashadenough!

Hey all my wonderful mudflatters: Thank you all for talking me down after yesterday’s events. I was raised in a VERY conservative Christian home and have had to go through many trials to get my bearings on what God is about. I know that the God I believe in DOES not believe in hate mongering in crowds. I was so stunned to see this Republican Party which I belonged to go to such depths and stoop so low like they did yesterday. I cried, I was ill, I was appalled beyond appalled. Because essentially God = Love, what ever form of God you believe in. And there was absolutely NO LOVE yesterday at those 2 rally’s. I will contribute whatever is needed to take out an add in a national newspaper. Just point the way and I will give whatever is necessary. I called that Sheriff’s office and left my message: telling him SHAME, SHAME, SHAME…ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I know that I will gladly take to the streets if I have to. I have taken to lighting a candle every day as way to remember to pray for the safety of Obama. And I also pray for all the other candidates safety as well. Because I was taught God equals Love. And I must not throw stones at the ones who are throwing the racist and intolerance stones at will.

Thanks for letting me vent. Some days I just sit here and wonder what has happened to the world I use to know. It is no longer there. Another piece of my innocence was taken yesterday by the McCain/Palin negativity. I must fight back in ways I can.

7 10 2008
Lulu

More on Bardot, from Wikipedia: “On 10 June 2004 Bardot was convicted by a French court of “inciting racial hatred” and fined 5,000 €, the fourth such conviction/fine she has received from French courts. The courts cited passages where Bardot referred to the “Islamisation of France” and the “underground and dangerous infiltration of Islam”[22]. Bardot’s book also attacked “the mixing of genes” and compared her beliefs with previous generations who had “given their lives to push out invaders”.[23]
Bardot denied the “racial hatred” charge and apologized in court, saying: “I never knowingly wanted to hurt anybody. It is not in my character.[24] She excused her opposition to interracial marriage stating that she was born in 1934 and such marriage was looked down on then.[25]
In 2008, she was convicted of inciting racial/religious hatred in relation to a letter she wrote, a copy of which she sent to Nicolas Sarkozy when he was Interior Minister of France. The letter stated her objections to Muslims in France ritually slaughtering sheep by slitting their throats without stunning them first. She also objected to France’s rapidly growing Muslim community trying to take over France and impose their culture, values, lifestyles etc. on France and its native people. The trial[26] concluded on 3 June 2008, with a conviction and fine of fifteen thousand Euros, the largest of her fines to date. The prosecutor stated that she was tired of charging Bardot with offences related to racial hatred.[5]”

7 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA
7 10 2008
V.P., Flat HUSSEIN Earth Society

Lulu (10:28:58) :

Um, word of caution. I’m against Palin, too, but I wouldn’t champion Bridgitte Bardot on anything having to do with Arab-Muslim relations. You should Google her; she is very prejudiced.
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We all have our prejudices – I will always admire Bardot for her stance on what is dear to my heart – animal welfare.

7 10 2008
bPoint

new thread up!

7 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

Ummm… I need reassurance that I’m not being paranoid, but I have had an odd thing happen this evening. Since becoming a Mudflatter I have consistently been unable to access the English or Swedish versions of the Swedish government’s website. I have pretty much put this down to coincidence, even though it’s inconvenient as I often have to go to the site to check legislative texts. This evening though, I really needed a piece of legislation so emailed 3 colleagues to see if they could send me a copy. I tried the website again 30 minutes later and could miraculously access it, so I managed to get a pdf copy of the legislation… but now, a few hours on… no access.

It’s the only site I can’t access as far as I know, and I can’t for the life of me imagine why my IP address would be blocked (what could I do, browse too much?). But it is a bit disconcerting. If anyone has a sane sounding theory for this I’d love to know it.

7 10 2008
MCJ

Hi Muddpuppies,

I’m still disgusted about Sheriff Mike Scott’s comments at the Florida Rally yesterday, and then add to it his lack of remorse.

Sheriff Mike Scott’s intent was very clear. He never mentioned Palin or McCain’s middle name not once!
If you listen to the video closely this is what you hear:

He referred to Sarah Palin as “Governer Palin” (3) times.
He referred to John McCain as “Senator McCain” (2) times.
He referred to Barak Obama as “Barak Hussein Obama” (1) time.

* YOU CAN PUT LIPSTICK ON A RACIST OR A BIGOT BUT HE WILL STILL BE A RACIST AND A BIGOT!

7 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

I used to live in Ft. Myers Beach (Lee County) FL. I am appalled by the sheriff there, who is advocating a President, as well as igniting racism. Good job, Lee County. I think you have other things to deal with, like an increasing crime rate and poverty.

7 10 2008
Denise

Bobg (08:14:25) : some of my family members are asking how I, being the Republican that I am, could vote for Obama . . . The letter might explain my feelings in this election campaign. http://my.opera.com/cheapskate/blog/?startidx=80
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Read your letter. And the one below it, too. Cohesive, thoughtful. Way beyond the current Repub offerings.

7 10 2008
sheesh

For those of you who need a few good talking points concerning the resurfaced (thanks to the Gov) Ayers issue:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95442902

This does a good job of emphasizing not only that Obama merely happened to be on a board with the guy and there is basically no other connection, but also that many Republicans also served on the same board and never resigned because of Ayers’ past. Here’s a sample:

“Walter Annenberg, a lifelong Republican and former ambassador who was appointed by Presidents Nixon and Reagan, funded an ambitious program to reform urban education in many cities in the mid 1990s. Ayers was an important member of the group that developed and wrote the grant proposal to the Annenberg Foundation.

Obama and Ayers attended at least six meetings together over six years, Annenberg Challenge records show, and those knowledgeable of the school reform group say it is likely there were other informal sessions of the group that they both attended. But no one on the board or on the Annenberg Challenge staff remembers Obama being any closer to Ayers than to any other member of the board. The Annenberg board also included several civic, business and education leaders, many of them Republicans.”

7 10 2008
SMR

Sent off my emails & phoned the United Mine Workers (they were happy to receive a phone call from a supporter in Alaska).

7 10 2008
fawnskin chipdragon mudpuppy
7 10 2008
fawnskin chipdragon mudpuppy

that darn ole msm is startin to start talkin

http://news.aol.com/article/
palin-pledges-of-alaska-sunshine-marred/202743?cid=3272

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

Feds to look into Lee County Sheriff Scott’s ‘Hussein’ Obama comment at Palin rally
http://www.news-press.com/article/20081006/NEWS0107/81006002/1075&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

Why is MSM (CNN) showing her fricken rallies???

7 10 2008
kimbers Chop Meth Palin

upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod palin- your husband made my heart sing on this gray day in downtown Minneapolis!!

Tonight I’m hosting a debate watching chili party for the undecideds and any Republicans in my neighborhood who want to come, so I’m busy cooking and cleaning cat and dog fur off of chairs! LOL!

If I can’t win them over with some good political reasoning, I’ll win them with food!! : )

7 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

Dal (07:27:31) :

Everybody read this story & call to condemn this Sheriff…My God, imagine a racist County Sheriff!!

Sheriff like him are everywhere, and their officer’s as well. Just live in the South…it’s like an everyday thing! Go to some of the small towns in Arkansas, Louisana, Texas…it’s scary!

I got pulled over for no reason what so ever, and I am a african american female. The officer thought for sure, he would get to take me to jail on some outstanding traffic ticket or something. Sorry, I’m a law abiding citizen!!! He said he stopped me, because he couldn’t see the license plate.

On another note: The divisiveness the McCain/Palin ticket is causing….have their supporters really looked at themselves in the mirror? The hate, and anger they have, just because Obama is an African American. However, on the other side….Obama/Biden ticket….how their supporters are loving, caring, comforting, and OUR BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S KEEPER!!!

I choose the Obama/Biden side anyday of the week, and twice on Sunday!!!

7 10 2008
V.P., Flat HUSSEIN Earth Society

The Messenger (05:50:26) :

Here’s a treat for all Truth Seekers. “Drill Drill Drill” by: Eve Ensler. Narrated By: Lea Morris.

Go to: http://www.goleft.tv/ and search for “Drill, Drill, Drill”. By all means, pass this on. It is a must watch video about the truth surrounding Palin.
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absolutely excellent video “Drill, Drill, Drill” – everyone should pass this on.

7 10 2008
V.P., Flat HUSSEIN Earth Society

jwa-Cheney Wolfhound Palin (06:14:20) :

How is it that the campaign staffers can herd the press into a fence like cattle and not let them mingle w/ the “Joe Sixpacks”? Is that LEGAL? Do they claim the rallies are private affairs and they can controll press access? Maybe they threaten the press that if they don’t cooperate, they will lose their access to the candidate?
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Freedom of speech and Freedom of the Press are usually the first to go under dictatorships and/or in Police States.

7 10 2008
Terpsichore

“@ mvngfwd Are you the first Mudflatter with a public face???? Yay for Mudflatters – we are everywhere.”

I don’t know, maybe we are! (That was me, bashing poor Carl Rove over his little subpoena thingy…). Of course, now we’ve been ‘outed’, and Mr. Mvngfwd and Mr. Terps may have to bail their wives out of jail yet, but, oh well. Mom and Dad will be proud. Who doesn’t like to see their little girl on TV?

What I find amazing and yet fun is that out of all the people they interviewed, they edited in bits of not one but two Mudflatters! Wow!

I didn’t think the event was very big, maybe 200, but apparently for Boca that’s pretty good. However, someone else earlier was right – the Sun-Sentinel article more than ‘suggested’ there were more McCainies there and there absolutely were not. Being generous, at the height of the event, I’d say 30-33% McCainies to 70-67% Obamanians.

It was my first rally and me and “Mr. Terps” were pretty quiet (until you get a camera in front of me apparently!), but mvngfwd did you all proud, helped dispel rumor and disperse truth, though many minds were sadly too closed.

Most people on both sides were respectful and good natured –

Except a few.

More stories later. Gotta go find (or make) my Debate Bingo Cards.

Keep up the good muddy work y’all!

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

I got this email back re: Branchflower investigation: 🙂

Sen. Green asked that I contact you and let you know she fully supports the release of the Branchflower report. She will be voting in favor to do so at this Friday’s Legislative Council meeting. Thank you for writing our office and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.
Dirk Craft
Staff to Senate President Lyda Green
Session Contact: 465-6600 Session Fax: 465-3805
Interim Contact: 376-3370 Interim Fax: 376-3157
http://green.aksenate.org

7 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Gary Wilken obviously is NOT voting for the report to go public. His responses have been absolutely CONCEITED and RUDE (rude is fine), but like Palin, do not answer any questions.

Please tell me that this man is up for re-election and that the efforts to make sure he is NOT re-elected have started!?

7 10 2008
wren hussein rose

A list of the media outlets in one place in case anyone wants to send info:

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111

7 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Ah, maybe Willken does not care cause he is 62 and will be retiring….
I don’t know anything about him except some of his responses regarding Troopergate, but he is a PRAT.

7 10 2008
Rachel Ross

Here’s a response I just got from Lyda Green:

—— Forwarded Message
From: “Sen. Lyda Green”
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:48:30 -0800
To: Rachel Ross
Subject: RE: Speak TRUTH to Power.Release the Branchflower Report

Rachel,

Sen. Green asked that I contact you and let you know she fully supports the release of the Branchflower report. She will be voting in favor to do so at this Friday’s Legislative Council meeting. Thank you for writing our office and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.

__________________________________
Dirk Craft
Staff to Senate President Lyda Green
Session Contact: 465-6600 Session Fax: 465-3805
Interim Contact: 376-3370 Interim Fax: 376-3157
http://green.aksenate.org

7 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Lyda Green has been sending this emails out – YEAH! I got one too!

7 10 2008
Rachel Ross

Here’s what I wrote to all the Leg. Council representatives listed at top of post:

From: Rachel Ross [mailto:rrsearch@ca.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:20 AM
To: Sen. Lyda Green
Subject: Speak TRUTH to Power.Release the Branchflower Report

Dear Senator Green:

I have learned that members of the Legislative Council are under incredible pressure by the McCain Campaign to VOTE AGAINST releasing the Branchflower Report on the independent “Troopergate” investigation to the public. I am writing to beseech you and your colleagues on the Legislative Council to accept and release to the public the final report which Independent Investigator Stephen Branchflower will deliver to you on October 10th.

I urge you to do this for our democratic ideals of transparency and accountability, not only to the citizens of your great state of Alaska, but for all of us, as the content of this report now has national import.

Please stand up for truth and vote YES to accept Branchflower’s report and make it available to the people! Rejecting the McCain campaign’s attempt to stonewall the democratic process is essential in this critical time for democracy.

• The people know that you are a bi-partisan body of ten republicans and four democrats. Show the nation that TRUTH is not a partisan issue.

• Gov. Palin has repeatedly changed her explanations for his dismissal as it suits her. (e.g., Since July, she has claimed that a.) she didn’t fire Walt Monegan—he quit, b.) she did fire him but it was only in order to go in a “new direction,” c.) she claimed it was for poor job performance; and the latest one d) Walt Monegan is insubordinate and a rogue cop. Walt Monegan’s 30 years of exemplary public service to the State of Alaska, including his role as of Commissioner of AK Dept. of Public Safety are well documented.

• Talis Colberg, on the advice of the McCain campaign, has filed suit to quash legislative subpoenas.
Colberg is trying to protect himself from the consequences of his possibly illegal intrusion in the legislative investigation, and to prevent the release of the Branchflower report!

In closing, I urge you to “speak truth to power,” and release this report to U.S. voters who deserve to know this information well before this historic election.

Sincerely,
Rachel Ross
A mom for truth and accountability
Los Angeles, California

7 10 2008
Anonymous

I received the following email today from one of the emails I sent out, then I got the one after it last night. How do these guys know I am sending it from colorado??

Cassandra,

Sen. Green asked that I contact you and let you know she fully supports the release of the Branchflower report. She will be voting in favor to do so at this Friday’s Legislative Council meeting. Thank you for writing our office and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.

__________________________________

Dirk Craft

Staff to Senate President Lyda Green

Session Contact: 465-6600 Session Fax: 465-3805

Interim Contact: 376-3370 Interim Fax: 376-3157

http://green.aksenate.org

__________________________________________

Dear Friend:

Thank you for your e-mail message. Hearing from Coloradans is important to me. I will respond to your concerns in the near future. If you need assistance from my office or if you need help dealing with a federal agency, please use the link below to access our casework form. If you are not a Colorado resident, I encourage you to contact the U.S. Senators from your state directly.

Once again, thank you for contacting me.

http://salazar.senate.gov/contact/case.cfm

7 10 2008
mwlfqotn

“I have taken to lighting a candle every day as way to remember to pray for the safety of Obama. And I also pray for all the other candidates safety as well.”

I do appreciate this action, and HOPE others will join……how about for those of us who watch a clock to do it at the same time, on the hour, no matter the hour. That ought to put some positive vibrations out to derail the NOPE-sayers’ negativity, & the inflammatory and Pale McShameful comments.

Writing from my Anchorage home, where I can see snow.

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

Racheal,
Awesome letter! I think most of them getting the message (except for the rude one😦 )
I think Saracuda will have a shocking surprise when she comes back after Nov.4.
Do you live in Alaska? Do you know if anyone has started to organize for a recall or impeachment of Saracuda, the thought thrill me to no end! file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Crystalwolf/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/jumping%20smiley.gif

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

Racheal,
Awesome letter! I think most of them getting the message (except for the rude one😦 )
I think Saracuda will have a shocking surprise when she comes back after Nov.4.
Do you live in Alaska? Do you know if anyone has started to organize for a recall or impeachment of Saracuda, the thought thrill me to no end!

7 10 2008
V.P., Flat HUSSEIN Earth Society

Would someone please alert Saturday Night Live about the following ‘close encounter’? They must not have this creature The Alakan she-Bush) on their show.

“The following is a statement from one of Juneteenth Directors in Alaska:

‘As for Governor Sarah Palin’s involvement in the African American
community, the Governor’s office hasn’t participated in any of our
Alaska Juneteenth Events. All previous Alaskan Governor’s have
traditionally attended and participated in our annual Juneteenth
Celebration. Gov. Palin was the first governor not to send out a
congratulatory letter or assist us in any way with our Juneteenth
activities.

I didn’t have the courtesy of receiving a reply when I asked for a
representative from the Governor’s office to come and speak at our
Juneteenth Celebration if Governor Palin was unable to attend. I never
even heard of Gov. Palin until she was elected Mayor of Wasilla,
Alaska, in Mat-Su Valley.

Governor Palin is a very energetic and spontaneous woman. With some
of the things being said and going around this state right now, I’m
surprised none of the national media have bothered to come here and get
the words directly from the mouths of the people who have lived with
her all of these years instead of ’surfing the net!’

My other opinion is why would an individual who, to my knowledge, has
not hired any African-Americans on her gubernatorial staff, insist so passionately on being on a television show owned and operated by an African American, Oprah Winfrey?

While meeting with black leaders concerning the absence of any
African-Americans on her staff, Gov. Palin responded that she
doesn’t have to hire any blacks and was not intending to hire any. What kind
of attitude is this toward African-American for who may be the first
Vice-President of the United States ?

I understand Oprah did have Senator Obama on her show a few times and
was the main person raising funds for him “before” the presidency race
was in full swing. However, the key point here is that it is Oprah’s
prerogative not be used as a pawn to tilt the vote one way or another.
Oprah has stated repeatedly that she wasn’t going to have one side or
the other on her show by choice. I thought that was what the Civil
Rights Movement was all about, a persons right to make their own
choices. I guess this isn’t a Democracy at all anymore.’

Gwendolyn Alexander, President
African American Historical Society of Alaska, Inc.
Alaska Juneteenth Celebration
P. O. Box 143105
Anchorage AK 99514
http://www.juneteenthalaska.com

7 10 2008
Marty

Hi kids..

Holy crap batman.. Can i say that?

Look at the link i included. The 1st part is one of the nutjobs wanting to have Tennessee leave the USA.. But then it goes to the Alaska AIP convention. Looks like maybe 15 people..? Cant tell.. but, pay attention at the 2:00 minute mark where he says Sarah Palin WAS A MEMBER OF THE AIP before becoming Mayor..

She’s claimed she never was a member.. Don’t know what this guy knows we don’t know, but he said she was a member!

God help us.. It’s time to get her out of Washington politics and hope she goes back to Alaska and loses her job as Govenor. Then she can shoot wolves full time and live on her dead Lake Lucille.

7 10 2008
End the End Times

Thank you so much for writing “Another Alaska”. Love, love you for writing that..yes, Alaska has been forgotten lately! (Or was it always really only about the climb to power?)

I’m not one to want to dwell on negative politics, but the abuse of power and the hate and racism feeding frenzy that Palinism is pushing leads me to suggest the following sign: Squash the Midge to Nowwhere! (No, I don’t mean it in a literal sense) But I do mean Midge, as in the bug.

On a more positive note, another suggested sign: Spread World sanity, keep the UN in Unity. Because these folks really don’t know what they’re doing by trying to divide the UN. Then just think where we would be. These people with their thirst for power think that any means is justified as long as it achieves their ends. They would blithely divide our country–and then they will divide the world & work on Palin’s friend the “witch doctor’s” end times type of agenda. A racist shouldn’t be allowed to run Alaska by the way. If she feeds it, she is one. Alaska is better than that.

I read a good suggestion on Andrew Sullivan’s website. The press should all agree to start boycotting her until they get some real interviews. She could end up President of this country for God’s sake. Then we’ll be in the same boat as Iran is. Ugh.

7 10 2008
Marty

oh fudge.. here’s the link.. it’s in my name.. too hard to find..

7 10 2008
snow leopard

Nate Silver’s “538” is the best site for poll numbers and electoral vote projections-

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/08/538s-battlegrounds-as-of-mid-august.html

Obama 345. McCain 192 Electoral Votes if the vote were held today….

7 10 2008
End the End Times

Whoops, need to amend the previous post’s typo. That’s spelled nowhere, for sign purposes.

7 10 2008
Jill Oserowsky

I love the graphic…Alaska and the mainland.

7 10 2008
V.P., Flat HUSSEIN Earth Society

ochusseinliberal (09:36:51) :

I have watched this woman closely from the beginning. I have watched her interact with her baby. I have watched her interact at the debate. I have watched her interact with her raving crowds. I have watched her interact during a very uncomfortable interview.

I have yet to observer any normal human emotion from this woman. No anger, no spontaneous humor, no embarassment and most of all no compassion. As anyone seen it? If so, please give me an example.
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I completely agree. I, too, have tried to study this creature for something remotely close to human, but there is no ‘connection’ whatsoever. There is an element missing from her personality, a lack of genuine warmth, a lack of huiman kindness. I am not rrying to be flip when I say that she really does epitomize for me, the perfect Stepford woman – human on the outside, but vacant, empty, inside – just a shell. It’s really very strange – I feel I am watching someone who has been so thoroughly programed and indoctrinated and brain-washed, that she has lost herself in the process.

7 10 2008
V.P., Flat HUSSEIN Earth Society

blue oregon: I am thinking the same thing. Maybe there some sort on online petition we could start? I think if we started a petition denouncing this strategy of racism and hate we could get millions of signatures.

Does anyone have an idea how to do that?

And who would we address the petition to? McCain? The Media?
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To all Republican party members who applaud this behaviour.

7 10 2008
Marty

Dear Sarah,

You should be ashamed. You’ve shown so little disregard for Americans and embarass your history and your culture. Alaska is one of the last great places in America. You lie, expand 1/2 truths into your own mold. You instigate people to want to kill. You are the one shouting FIRE in a crowded movie theatre, only to watch the stampede.

You insult your childens future by what you do today. This isn’t about Politics for you. It’s about your hatred of America. You dispise all that’s American. Clearly, you were a member of AIP, you want Alaska to seceed from America. What a bigger testiment of hatred is there than wanting to NOT be AMERICAN?

You suckered the Alaskans who love country, and conned them all to move in to the Govenor’s job, with the goal of spurring hatred and evil. You want Alaska separated from America, so what plans could you possibly have for America if you became VP? Is this just an expansion of your life of con jobs?

You have children yet show no joy towards them. You carry Trig like he’s a sack of potatoes, then pawn him off on your children so you can gladhand and schmooze with the big shots. Your hubby wasn’t enough, so you had to screw his business partner. You’ve taken gifts, just like Ted Stevens, your mentor. How else did a mayor turned gov aquire assets of over $2 million? Of course, you also didn’t even pay the correct amount of taxes, why should you? You hate America.

Today, you are out spewing your evil and hatred to those who want to listen. They’ve sipped the Kool-Aid and agree with you. They yell KILL when you mention Obama. This isn’t politics or campaigning, it’s hate and evil. Why not just say what you think. A black man, no even worse, a half black man in your world has no right to exist. You must know one or two black men or women.. ? Maybe ?? you have no use for them in your Administration in Alaska. Are there no blacks in Alaska qualified to be in your government?

The evil you spew must stop. Your children will learn what their mom did over time and they’ll want to crawl in a hole, humiliated that their mom proved to be such a hate consumed person. Daddy, he’s a lost cause, he just hung out with the AIP for 7 years.

God Save America from these evil people.

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

Marty (12:34:58) :

Hi kids..

Holy crap batman.. Can i say that?
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I am writing Factcheck.org to update there records immediately!


1:45 “Our current Governor, they one we were hoping to get elected….” 2:03 “she was a AIP member before she became Mayor”
Gotcha!
🙂😉 :))

7 10 2008
Lana, KY

Just finished calling the Sheriff’s # in Florida and told them how disgusting it was to see a man in uniform that was so blatantly a racist and that he should be thoroughly & publicly reprimanded and be made to apologize to the American people. The guy that took the message actually said, “Thanks for calling.”
That felt GOOD.

7 10 2008
katiebegood

Tom from PA (09:24:29) :
I think tonight could provide the perfect forum to end McCain’s campaign.
Barack needs to clear the air about Ayers,

What I would love to see is for Obama to ask, very quietly and gently “John, do you think I am unpatriotic or a terrorist sympathizer?” I would love to see McCain’s answer to that question.

7 10 2008
judi hussein

I got positive responses from both Lyda Green and David Guttenberg…

7 10 2008
Caligrl aka Hussein wolf eats palin :)

Thanks for the link, about Saracuda being AIP!🙂 I’ve sent a email to factcheck.org.

1:45 “Our current governor, they one we were hoping to get elected….” 2:03 “she was a AIP member before she became Mayor”
This is the 3rd time I’ve tried posting?? Something is up?

7 10 2008
Marty Hussein Wolf Lover Idiot Hater

Cali, it worked that time.. !🙂

7 10 2008
Rust Mustang Hussein

If this has been posted, sorry. I just returned to the fray from hiatus in Scotland, where the family is all very confident about Obama’s success. Pity they can’t vote. Anyway, this PBS poll only allows one vote.

“PBS has an online poll posted asking if Sarah Palin is qualified.
Apparently the right wing knew about this in advance and are flooding
the voting with YES votes.

The poll will be reported on PBS and picked up by mainstream media. It
can influence undecided voters in swing states.

Please do two things — takes 20 seconds.

1) Click on link and vote yourself.

Here’s the link:

http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html

2) Then send this to every single Obama-Biden voter you know, and urge
them to vote and pass it on.

The last thing we need is PBS saying their viewers think Sarah Palin is
qualified.”

7 10 2008
Marty Hussein Wolf Lover Idiot Hater

I just voted.. it’s sitting at 49-49.. That’s basically disasterous .. 49% is not a good score on an opinion poll.

Although, I’d love to meet the people voting yes.

7 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

They need to stop doing those polls… or legitimately allow only one vote. I am not tech-savvy and even I can figure out how to vote more than once. I have been so angry over the racial overtones and slurs and it is such a relief to come here and breathe for a minute. The sheriff’s office has stopped taking calls, don’t know for how long… so much to do…

BTW, lots of good reading on http://www.thenation.com

7 10 2008
Abby

Mudflats: Is there any truth to the rumor we hear in the lower 48 that Sarah Palin’s son went into the military to avoid a prison term for drug trafficing? Is there any truth to this?? What sayeth up in Alaska?

7 10 2008
Sarah

Palin rallies look and sound a lot like a KKK rallie. For a “Christian” she sure can stir up the hate. I am sick of them both. I think the Senate should give McCain a dressing down for conduct unbecoming of a United States Senator. At this point I see nothing presidential about either of them.

Obama/Biden 2008

7 10 2008
Denise

Abby, I have wondered the same thing. He sure got swept under the rug didn’t he? No big appearances like the poor pregnant teen girl or the special needs infant. Exploitation must have presented significant risks.

7 10 2008
Shove Maggot Hussein Palin aka the problem child

@Randy (07:15:17) :
Thank you for the post to vet voice. When I went there a few minutes ago, the latest post was about how the latest smear victim is Beau Briden. Apparently, he is working as a JAG and some bozo is trying to equate that to being against the troops!
I thought children were supposed to be left out of this…
http://www.vetvoice.com

7 10 2008
grumpy

Nebraska native… After voting close the stations website. go to internet options. Click on “delete browsing history”. Delete cookies and delete history. Your good to go. You will have to perform this task each time to revote. He He.
Good Luck!!

7 10 2008
grumpy

Sorry Nebraska Native, i misread your post. You already know ho to do this. Oh well,anybody else interested in stuffing the electronic ballot box, thats how its done.

7 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Anonymous (12:02:51) :

In answer to your question about “how do they know I’m from Colorado.” The Internet is not truly anonymous, every email leaves a track of its source including the }IP address. If you use a conventional Internet provider, this can be used to trace you back to your Internet provider and in some cases to your city, building or even address. I think the respondents were trying to personalize their response to make in more friendly.

If you feel a little paranoid, using yahoo, gmail or hotmail can help, but anyone interested in taking the time and effort (and some data mining and hacking) can also track you down if you have an online presence anywhere else. The rule of thumb is to never say anything in email that you wouldn’t want to shout from your roof top.

7 10 2008
Marty Hussein Wolf Lover Idiot Hater

It’s time. Lets hope that McOld looks like the old man he really is.

Maybe a little angina to spice things up? Charge those paddles.

Can’t wait to see all the comments later!

7 10 2008
Marty Hussein Wolf Lover Idiot Hater

who else thinks mccain is borderline senile.??

7 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

I also got a polite and positive response from Lyda Green. That’s the only one, so far. (I was vague about where I was writing from)

And borderline senile? No, I think we’ve crossed that border, my friends…

7 10 2008
Dr. Patois

Palin speaks to the press!!! They asked her about Troopergate……read the new spinning drivel:

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/07/politics/fromtheroad/entry4508297.shtml

8 10 2008
troopergate update: it’s all coming down this week « angryXer

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9 10 2008
Ginny

All this garbage about Barak’s naame is just GARBAGE. Don’t these people understand that ANYONE in America can aspire to lead. If Islam is your religion, fine. Hindi? Why not? Shinto? Who worries? Pantheism? Nobody’s business. I am finding this focus on religion obscene. It is quite clear that these evangelicals know nothing about our shared constitution. GET YOU DUCKS IN A ROW, FOLKS—IT’S NOT THAT HARD TO READ.




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