Supreme Court Refuses to Block Troopergate Investigation!

9 10 2008

(AKMuckraker slumps down in the chair with a giant exhale of breath, immediately followed by a rush of feel-good brain chemicals)

OK, I kept telling myself that I wasn’t worried.  I trust the Alaska Supreme Court.  I have lawyer friends who told me there was nothing to worry about.  And I very convincingly told others I wasn’t worried.  But after hearing the good news, I realize that….yes….I was worried.

Whew.

The Alaska Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by a group of six Republican legislators to shut down the Legislature’s investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin.

The ruling means that Steve Branchflower, the investigator hired by the Legislative Council, will release his report as scheduled on Friday.

Read the ruling HERE.

An opinion from the court will follow.

This is one hurdle overcome, but remember, the Legislative Council still needs to vote to release the results of the report to the public.  So if you’re emailing those Legislators, keep it coming.  Visit Alaskans for Truth for details and emails.


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9 10 2008
Mad Skillz, son

SWEET!!!!

9 10 2008
Mad Skillz, son

Oh yeah … FIRST!!!!!! She’s going down. Now, let’s focus on getting Baby Trig’s records released and a DNA test to see who his REAL MOM is. My money’s on Bristol.

9 10 2008
GH

Hallelujah!!!!

9 10 2008
Anonymous

YES

9 10 2008
Lara

Emails are good, but phone calls are MUCH MUCH better. 1 phone call is worth many many emails. So call the legislators and leave a message. Peple can call all night. Let all the legislators arrive tomorrow morning with no room left in their mailbox. This is the last time. They meet tomorrow morning.
Or even better, if you have a FAX, fax them your message. Saves room for those people who don’t have FAX on the message machine.

9 10 2008
judi hussein

Yeah…just saw it on TV!

9 10 2008
SlappyOC

Excellent! Hooray for the Alaskan Supreme Court!!!

9 10 2008
ds55

Woo-Hoo! Great news.

9 10 2008
C.Rock

Ohh Yes Yes Yes. Hurray!!!!!!!!

9 10 2008
U D

Simply put …. THANK YOU

9 10 2008
Lara

But let’s leave Trig out of it. As best I can tell, the worst youc an say about SP & TP on that issue is that they protected their daughter by claiming her child as their own and raising it in their family. Happened before. Happens lots. I don’t like SP, but I can’t find fault on this one. not even if she is lying.

9 10 2008
"That One!" aka Dal

AKMuckraker, thanks, you have a place in my heart!

Mad Skillz, son, we also need to advertise the Palin’s AIP link. I believe AIP link , troopergate & plus Baby Trig’s records are the issues we need to advertise!

9 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Sarah, we loved ya but your ass is about to be fried..

Whoo-hoo!!

What good news..

9 10 2008
lis60

This is GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really, I knew also this would happen. As far as Baby Trig goes, I thought we were not supposed to talk about that here? But I will add in quickly that her story makes no sense and I am sure also that baby is not hers.
This woman is dangerous and she must must be stopped!! I am sure she plans on running for President next time around. Can you imagine?
What has stunned me the most is watching her on the campaign trail and how she apparently ENJOYS inciting the anger and hatred in the crowds. She is sick.

I pray pray pray the truth is going to win here. For once! How can people be so ignorant that they actually support Palin and McCain? My brain just can’t comprehend it. Call me an “elite” liberal if you want. I thought it was a good thing to go to good schools and be smart, but I guess not to these people….

I am rambling because I am so excited! YEAH YEAH!

9 10 2008
NY Dem

Wooooooooooohoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel like I’m a kid again and tomorrow is Christmas !!!

Can’t wait to get to bed and get up early tomorrow to see what presents Santa Branchflower has left under the tree !

(Unfortunately, I’m on the East Coast and it will only be 2:00 AM in Alaska when I get up at 6:00 EDT, but SO WHAT – I’M STILL PSYCHED !!!)

9 10 2008
CKMN

Bravo, bravo, bravo!!!! Justice prevails again!

Obama/Biden 08 & 12

9 10 2008
possum hussein lady

Snap!!

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

This does not surprise me. Given the separation of powers, given that this was a viable Legislative Commission- the Court HAD to agree or risk overstepping their bounds.

Now, we shall see if there is any meat in that report… after all- it could absolve the governor- i.e. tempest in a teapot…

9 10 2008
Quarter Granite Palin

Is there a trick to getting comments posted on this blog? I would love to join in the conversation. On at least three occasions in recent days I’ve tried to post and been ignored. Am I in a dust bin out in space somewhere?

Help. Please Help~!

I rescue what I can from the spam queue twice a day. Usually once in the morning and once at night. It’s getting to be a large job, though. If I’ve mistakenly deleted your comments I apologize. But once I liberate them, they will appear right where you originally tried to post them. Sorry for any inconvenience… AKM

9 10 2008
Regi

Yay ! I kinda hope she sticks around until Nov. but I guess that’s not country first. :sigh:

You’re here Quarter Granite. I see you !

9 10 2008
NY Dem

@ 13:14:51 lis60 wrote: This woman is dangerous and she must must be stopped!! I am sure she plans on running for President next time around. Can you imagine?

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You think she will still be in politics by then ? Even so, Palin against the incumbent President Barack Obama would be great, he might get ALL 538 electoral votes if she ran against him !!!

Looking ahead to 2016 though, I like the Democratic ticket of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Rachel Maddow !

Now those are 2 women I would vote for ! Intelligent, well-educated, totally know politics, and HOT !!

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

Quarter until you are a “known” poster- things go into a holding file.. to prevent spam and trolls. You are here now! So welcome to the discussion.

…and for further explanation, see the FAQ tab at the top of the blog. Thanks, AKM

9 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein "that one" Catfish P.

Wow…. that is great news. Renews the idea that the Justice system isn’t able to be bought….at least in this case!

Let’s see the results. Hey, does this mean all those people HAVE to give their testimony via the subpoena thingy or go to jail? Can they still subpoena SWWNBN?

*wringing hands with delight*

9 10 2008
Lana, KY

ONE GIANT STEP FOR MANKIND.

9 10 2008
Miemaw from Texas

The Supreme Court of Alaska Rules!

– Halledamnedlujah!

9 10 2008
Katie

Terrific! Great news out of Alaska.
Meanwhile, just wanted to say that
I could not be more impressed with you AKMuckraker, your blog, your passion and your determination to keep TRUTH alive!
Thank you for providing this space for everyone to express themselves, organize and continue doing the right thing.
There’s a special place in Heaven for ya! I say that sincerely….not placating …as in, you know who!

9 10 2008
Valhalla

Tomorrow’s release is what’s important. As far as 1st Dud’s input, everyone should read the counterpoints on Andrew Halcro’s blog; best analysis I’ve read yet. The taste of illgotten moose must stick in the mouth for a long time. TP tried to fall on his sword, but didn’t do a good enough job to shift the blame away from SP.

9 10 2008
jo in AK

Did you pick up on the Todd statement. Sarah wanted to know who ratted on her driving without the baby in a car seat……

Presumably so she could fire them, I guess….

9 10 2008
arkangel3

I think everyone knows that the Branchflower Report will be made public one way or another. If the AK Legislature choose not to release it, then I can almost guarantee copies of it will be on the Internet within 48 hours.

9 10 2008
LibertyLover

Excellent News!!!!!

9 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Lara.. I have to disagree. Palin paraded trig around like a trophy after her debate, it was a vile, ugly display, especially after she pawned him off on her young daughter who tried valiently but was having problems holding him. Yet, she was more worried about gladhanding her pals instead of being a concerned mom.

She’s a rotten, horrid mother. Read this OP-ED below.

9 10 2008
crimelord

When can we expect the opinion?

9 10 2008
Deb

I have class tonight but just stopped in to see the news! YIPPEEE!!!! At the VERY least, our justice system has prevailed over “dirty tricks” the rest is yet to b determined!

9 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Article published Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Betcha not all ‘down-home’ women love Sarah Palin
By ROSANNE HEMOND

I CAN honestly speak from the experience of a woman who is a wife and a mother who also has been a working mother for most of her married life.

“Down home,” “Joe Six pack,” “hockey mom,” “gotcha,” “betcha,” “maverick” – what naive terms used by someone seeking second seat to the most powerful person in America. I cannot begin to describe how offensive I find Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Well, yes, I can. And I shall.

First, she wants to present herself as being the consummate working mother to appeal to all women.

This offends me in so many ways. When I decided to have children I opened my arms to my babies, regardless of health, as have all the women I know. That she did not abort or give away her son with Down syndrome tells me that she is not totally self-serving, but this does not make her special; it makes her a mother.

But as a mother, I felt then and now that the first and most critical responsibility as a parent is to be there to raise that child, to make my family my priority. She understands all about special-needs children, and to some degree, so do I. The first rule of parenting is to be there. Mrs. Palin promotes herself as everyone’s ideal of a mother, yet she obviously cares more about her career than her family or she would not have dragged her children into the limelight, especially her pregnant daughter. She would have done what most mothers’ instincts would dictate: protect her family first and foremost.

As governor of Alaska, she can do that. She can be home and be there for her children. As a political candidate for vice president, she and her husband are continually on the road. Who is there for that baby, and who is there helping her daughter through a deeply personal situation? The teenager is there, living in the public eye.

Mrs. Palin keeps saying that her daughter is going to get married. Why? To protect whose image? The father is 18. They are just children. While I respect Barack Obama for saying that the family is off limits in the campaign, as a voter, it is not off limits to me.

I was not a hockey mom. But I’ve been a baseball mom and a swimming mom and a theater mom and a band mom and working mom, as well as a wife. I also was a teacher and, afterward, ran two successful businesses, one a large child-care center, and the other a travel agency. None of the above would qualify me for political office.

I will certainly give her credit. She was, let’s see, in parent-teacher organizations, so was I. She was a mayor of a small town. I come from a small town, and although I have never been in politics, I am well aware of how much power that position generates, especially when it is a part-time job. She was a business owner. I’m curious about what business she owned.

Now my husband and I are one of millions of families of retirees who are worried about myriad things. We are deeply concerned about the cost of medical care. My husband and I have already lost a portion of what was his automotive pension package. Our investments are bottoming out. I live in fear that our teenage grandsons may end up going to war. I worry about my children being able to support their families and themselves.

Under previous administrations, we have had the good fortune of traveling to many parts of the world and we have friends in Europe. With the experience of extensive travel and ongoing conversation with people from other countries, I guess in the context of international communication, this means I have more experience than Mrs. Palin.

My degree is in education, hers in journalism. I suspect we are almost equals in our government preparation.

As for her being governor of Alaska, I will give her the benefit of the doubt. She may be the best governor Alaska has ever had. So that’s where she should stay.

People who are responding to her social conservativism must wake up and realize this self-described maverick’s hypocrisy. She can talk down to people and make them feel that she is just like their neighbor, not putting on airs, but her money is not where her “good-old girl” mouth is. She insults our intelligence with her “down home” rhetoric, but perhaps this is just her inability to communicate on a higher intellectual level.

How can anyone begin to imagine Mrs. Palin dealing with Vladimir Putin and the Russian increase in aggression? Maybe she could float a note across the Bering Strait from Alaska, saying, “Now Mr. Putin, that’s not nice.”

Why, considering the long history of nuclear situations, can she not be taught to pronounce “nuclear”? And all the “betchas” and “Joe Six-pack” idioms will certainly go a long way toward destroying any possibility of global acceptance of her intelligent leadership. We need a leader. We need a communicator.

We must understand that although we are voting for president, there have been too many times when the vice president has needed to take over the job. And those people who fall back on the idea that we are voting only for a president are frighteningly naive. It is a serious package deal and both candidates are equally important.

I like that she is gutsy, pretty, and presents herself well. She means well too – I think. But, electing her to a position that could result in her running a country at war, suffering the worst economic crisis since the Depression and the loss of respect from allies, and dealing with leaders of other countries is tantamount to going into an operating room and finding out that your surgeon just finished a two-month course in basic pre-med.

She has been coached, but she cannot hide her naivete and lack of knowledge. When she doesn’t have an answer, she simply refuses to do so. She did this a number of times in the vice presidential debate.

During the debate, Mrs. Palin scolded Joe Biden for looking to the past. Did she miss his important comment that “past is prologue?” When we disregard the past, we are doomed to repeat it.

People must understand that if they vote for John McCain, they are voting for a ticket that could catapult an inexperienced, naive, “hockey mother” of five into the position of becoming this nation’s leader.

Remember, too many people deemed the “good old boy” George Bush qualified to run this country, and look where that “down-home” guy got us.

I just don’t get it.

Rosanne Hemond, of Clinton Township, Michigan, is a former teacher and a concerned constituent.

9 10 2008
C.Rock

Cnn reported something about fraud with voter’s application’s, 1000’s of applications are from bussiness & double signatures with the same handwritting ect. Leading to the repubs. Oh Boy. Stick me with a fork. Well Done.

9 10 2008
judi hussein

Homework done.
I don’t care who Trig’s mother is. I just want to beat the republicans. We can do it, YES WE CAN.

9 10 2008
Bobg

After this ruling my post from a previous thread sounds even more plausible.

With Sarah Palin dropping in the polls daily if I was her I would insist on riding in the same vehicle as John McAged. (I’m the same age as McCain so I have the right to say that.) I can see it now; McAged and staff get together and decide to shed the anchor. The next day the headlines blare “Sarah Palin killed in a mysterious plane crash. McAged picks new running mate Lieberman.”

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

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

OT, but worth noting: looks like the attendees at the McCain/Palin rallys are being so stirred up in the anger department they seem to be taking it out on John !!!!!!!!!

9 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

OH and another thing… could this be the October Surprise???

9 10 2008
Deb

marty…the majority here agreed weeks ago to leave the kids out of it. It’s not trig’s fault what his mother has done, he’s an innocent.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Quarter Granite Palin (13:19:05) :

You came through this time? Are you trying to post links?

9 10 2008
Dreams in TX

If the report reveals that she did abuse power, what happens next?

9 10 2008
lemonfair

This is such great news. I’m hoping that the Republicans realize that sealing this report will only enlarge the imagination of what’s so awful that it shouldn’t be seen by the voters before the election.

There is no question she has abused her power.

9 10 2008
Denise

Economy is crashing around our ears, and the STUPID DUMB IDIOT Republicans are fanning FEAR and RACISM to distract us. . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politics/09voting.html?hp

9 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

AKM thank you for all your hard work and tenacity!!

I hope we can ALL see the results of this investigation.

Please, Please everybody – we have enough hopefully – let’s leave the poor little baby and the children out of it. They will have a hard enough life.

9 10 2008
Denise

WHILE THEY STEAL OUR VOTES

9 10 2008
jo in AK

That’s what I’ve been wondering, what comes next….. She has another ethics violation about coming out against our water initiative in favor of mining (big open pit mining no less). Why hasn’t she been chastized on that…..

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

Deb and Lara.. I have to disagree… we are NOT interested in Trig per se. (Kids off limits- yes). We ARE interested in the veracity of SP. IF she is the baby’s mother- ok. proof acccepted, no further mention.

IF she is not- who cares about the baby or who the baby’s real mother might be- we just care that it is another one of her apparently pathological lies.

There IS a fine difference here.

9 10 2008
richie

i have been refreshing this page like crazy waiting for this news! now i can’t wait until tomorrow-what a beautiful friday it will be. akm, may i suggest you add a ton of balloons to the one you have on now and if you could throw in some fireworks, that would be great also. here’s to truth and justice…

9 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Great news! I will read it and get back to you all!

On another note, I’ve decided to drop the Palin from my name — It was just getting too long for one line, and that was my least favorite part of it!

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater (13:28:02) :

Thank you for that! REAL parents know how much harder it is that SWWNBN (she who will not be named) makes it look.

Good on you!

9 10 2008
Janet

Excellent news! I look forward to reading the official report when it’s released.

9 10 2008
Denise

Sorry about that broken message. Not sure what happened. Should be:

Economy is crashing around our ears, and the STUPID DUMB IDIOT Republicans are fanning FEAR and RACISM to distract us. . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politics/09voting.html?hp

WHILE THEY STEAL OUR VOTES

9 10 2008
Deb

we will only see the REPORT tomorrow people….the legislative process as to what to do about it will take longer. But, depending on what the report says…it could shake things up quite a bit-campaign-wise…it’s hard to throw stones when your glass house is crumbling around you!

9 10 2008
Dreams in TX

Would she just get a slap on the wrist or fined or what???

9 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

The McCain/Palin campaign must have some plans to blunt the effect of the release of that report. I shudder to think what they may pull.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

jo in AK (13:34:51) :

That’s what I’ve been wondering, what comes next….. She has another ethics violation about coming out against our water initiative in favor of mining (big open pit mining no less). Why hasn’t she been chastized on that…..
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Can you fill me in of what the “ethics” part of that would be? CURIOUS (wring my hands!) minds want to know!

9 10 2008
Denise

Looks like I planted a DOWN message in a real celebration.

YEAH on the Alaska high court!!! Good job by the attorneys that fought the Palin/McCains.

YEAH on the MudFlatters!!!

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

remember the report is coming out on Friday aka News Dump Day.. so it may not get much traction in the 24 hour news cycle we seem to have anymore- depending on what it contains.

9 10 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

(reposting here, hadn’t realized there was a new post– and great news it is!!!)

OT but I have to vent. I’m so frustrated– called my mother in Fl today– I know better than to bring the election up– but she did– said she doesn’t know who to vote for– doesn’t like Obama, doesn’t like Palin. Said she’s afraid if Obama gets in he’ll “bring in the terrorists”!!! I started to talk and she cut me off and said she knows I don’t agree so we should change the subject! UGH!!!

On a lighter note, my 12 yr old participated in a mock election today and voted Obama– curious as to her thoughts, I asked what she didn’t like about McCain- she said he can’t use a computer and everyone learns that in elem school. I reminded her that there were no computers back then for him to learn on and she said well, Grandma took the time to learn!

Thanks for listening. And thanks for giving us a place to chat, AKM.

Oboma/Biden ‘08

9 10 2008
Barbara

Me and Zoe.jpg

Senator Gary Wilkin from Fairbanks is a lame duck. He isn’t running for re-election or anything else ever again. In this position, he can vote to keep the Branchflower report secret (which is what the Rs really want) without fear of any manner of repercussions political or otherwise.

I watched Wilkin at the AGIA hearings; he attended but was inattentive and uninvolved.

9 10 2008
Lulu

OFF TOPIC – just got the gumption to watch that video clip from Strongsville, OH, and the racist angry McCain-Palin mob there. I am nearly speechless. That Mindy Green woman is PROUD to accuse Barack Obama on camera of being a terrorist. They are so racist and horrible! And they are DOING IT IN PUBLIC, as if it’s without consequence or ramification! I am in shock.

ON TOPIC- HURRAY FOR THE ALASKA SUPREME COURT!!!

9 10 2008
karion

I know you were worried, AKM, but honestly, this was a truly frivolous appeal. That is why the witnesses agreed to ‘cooperate’ (via interrogatories, which is ridiculous) in advance of the ruling.

I am not in the least bit surprised, yet my inner law geek cannot wait to read the opinion. I also hope that Alaskans have a long memory when it comes to those Six Pesky Legislators.

9 10 2008
Deb

ahhh great! at least this news about the supreme court is showing upon front page of CNN (albeit at the bottom of the news headlines)

9 10 2008
NY Dem

Apologies if this has already been mentioned on one these threads – just got home from work and have to catch up on my Mudflats reading:

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Palin set to drop puck at Philadelphia NHL game

PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Sarah Palin’s next faceoff will come at center ice at an NHL arena, not at a debate.

The GOP vice presidential nominee will drop the ceremonial first puck when the Philadelphia Flyers open the regular season against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Palin, the Alaska governor and self-described “hockey mom,” will join the winner of a team promotion for the “Ultimate Hockey Mom” to drop the puck.

Last month, Palin visited a Philadelphia bar with Flyers owner Ed Snider, who has donated money to Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s campaign.

“Because of the tremendous amount of publicity she has brought to our sport, we invited the most popular hockey mom in North America to our home opener to help us get our season started,” Snider said in a team statement Wednesday. “We are very excited she has accepted our offer and we are very proud of the publicity she is generating for hockey moms and the sport of hockey.”

The team will award all hockey moms entered into the contest with a free “puck-er peach” lipstick and four tickets to a hockey game of the Flyers’ minor league affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. The winner will appear on the ice with Palin for opening faceoff.

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Wonder if this will still happen if she’s NOT the vice-presidential candidate by Saturday🙂

9 10 2008
ESAZ

I just went to Halcro’s blog and curiously saw that Palin felt safe enough to discontinue security detail for herself a few months ago. I saw this mentioned before and was looking for an exact timeline on this. Did she curiously discontinue security detail for herself just before giving birth – so security wouldn’t find something out? I know we shouldn’t be talking about the birth of Trig, but makes one wonder.

9 10 2008
Deb

just checked…is also on MSNBC page!

9 10 2008
ColoradoHusseinGal

I have been thinking today that perhaps much of the disgusting things being said and done by the McCrudy campaign this week have been in anticipation of the report coming out on Friday and have been an attempt to divert attention and to put up a smoke screen of “look how awful Obama’s friends are and Obama because of his association with them.” They want everyone to pay no attention to the “man behind the curtain.”

9 10 2008
Deb

*make that MSNBC news page

9 10 2008
Lulu

Ennealogic wrote: “The McCain/Palin campaign must have some plans to blunt the effect of the release of that report. I shudder to think what they may pull.”

Ennealogic, rest easy. Whatever they think of, it will be as effective and original as their “Ayers” redux today.

They are the most feckless, impotent campaign I’ve ever seen.

9 10 2008
judi hussein

@Shove Maggot “That One” Hussein aka the problem child (13:35:14) :

Great news! I will read it and get back to you all!

On another note, I’ve decided to drop the Palin from my name — It was just getting too long for one line, and that was my least favorite part of it!

So glad you are no longer a Palin! I think everyone should drop the name!

9 10 2008
sheesh

I’ll weigh in on the Trig issue. At this point I believe there has been plenty of concrete evidence as to her lack of qualifications, her connections to dubious groups, her propensity to bully and control along with the ongoing investigations into allegations of corruption and abuse of power. That, along with her record as mayor and now as Gov and her time in the spotlight since the announcement of her candidacy are plenty of fuel to hang her on.

Regardless of who Trig’s mother is, seems to be almost a non-issue to me. I really don’t care (although I admit the salacious gossip was hard to resist initially). I do care that her children seem to be trotted out at her convenience when it suits her political aims. I do care that little Trig seems handed around like a sack of potatoes and that Sarah has clearly put her ego and needs above that of her family. THAT, ‘my friends’, says far more to me than the possibility that she covered up a pregnancy for whatever reason.

We’ve got plenty to focus on that leaves her family out of the discussion.

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

Denise your message is VITALY important. NOT a down message, a cautionary one.

We are glad the Court decided as they did (I am not sure celebrations is quite correct from my pov) but there are still many days til the election, and more mud, swift boating and trechery to be looked for.

Your post was very important. And you comment of “while they steal our votes” also resonated with me.

Thank you for posting. Eternal Vigilence is the price of freedom.

9 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

i became “fawnskin hussein mudpuppy” weeks ago.
i could never do the “palin” thing

9 10 2008
L
9 10 2008
Mad Skillz, son

@ That one

Absolutely. Huff writer RFK had a great piece about Palin talking about that Ayers-Obama link.

Here’s the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/alaskan-independence-part_b_133261.html

And Baby Trig is a valid issue. Why? Easy – as long as she keeps the records under wraps, she has something to hide on this. Seriously, she is talking about special needs kids and how she could have aborted him but didn’t – only for us to find out she is the granny – and then lied to the masses about her daughter’s pregnancy? That is the person that I want one heartbeat away …

She stepped into this arena with her hot designer heels, so it’s open game. She’s in the spotlight, and we citizens of the U.S. have a right to know if any politician is lying.

Baby Trig – AIP – Troopergate – the gifts that keep on giving.

9 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Deb, I agree to keep the kids out of it sort of.

The kids are indeed innocent, but Mommy Dearest is using her kids for some percieved political advantage. She is trying to show working moms everywhere she can be a mom and work.

So, by her own exploitation of her kids, they don’t get a free pass. Remember, Trig cant read, and the younger ones aren’t likely reading mudflats, so they are insulated from the comments.

They are innnocent, I agree 100%.. But mommy dearest isnt. and she should face the consequences when they end up in a lifetime of therapy.

9 10 2008
Mad Skillz, son

Also – how are you AKers gonna feel when Beaten Barracuda comes back home? Is she gonna unleash her wrath on you all? Better AK than the U.S.

9 10 2008
Susan in PA

NY Dem:

The thought of Scarah dropping the puck at a Flyers game makes me nauseous – I want her the puck out of Pennsylvania! At least Obama will be in Philadelphia on the same day – wonder if she would have the nerve to say all those slanderous things to his face.

Chin Trout:
I love your daughter – you are raising a very smart girl!

Go Phils!

9 10 2008
Deb

L- that was icky!

9 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Turns out the courts opinion (ie reasoning) is to come… I’ve still got something to look forward to.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

On the Keating letter to John McCain…..is it just me, or do grown men use terms like “Don’t be SILLY. You can count on me until DEATH DO US PART.”

Click on the letter to enlarge it.
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/09/mccain-keating-letter/

9 10 2008
Bobg

Lulu-I’m sorry but I think you’ll see more and more of this as the election nears. Up until now the racists have been thinking that there’s no way a black man could be President-it’s unthinkable. Now they’re saying, “Damn, he just might win. We better get him.” I hate to mention it but remember the three racists that actually set out to assassinate Obama; it was in the newspapers. There’s tons of them out there.

9 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

I posted this under the previous discussion, but it is more appropriate here.

Also, does anyone know the answer?

AKM:

I have a question. My recollection, which is often flawed, is that Branchflower was going to “present” the report to the legislature in a PUBLIC MEETING tomorrow (assuming the Court doesn’t stop the report).

Doesn’t this mean that aspects of the report will become public before the Committee votes to have the entire report released?

Are you going to have you surrogates there?

9 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Other than the Branchflower report, of course!

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

Fair comment Sheesh… one person’s “enough” information may not be anothers but I cannot disagree with your comments.

I suppose my thinking is that I truly do not care one way or the other about the parentage. But I am not a SP supporter. There are many out there who are- and who hold fast to those most fundamental of beliefs in the sanctity of family values, marriage etc. So, if their Icon of these issues (SP) is found to have lied egregiously about an affair with her husbands partner and/or the birth of a child it MIGHT be enough to give them an epiphany… or not. So for me, that is part of the reason I am curious. To see what effect it would have on the base.

AND, the medical records of ALL the candidates is fair game. It has been for a LONG LONG time, rightly or wrongly.

2 cents?? more like a nickel I suppose…
🙂

9 10 2008
Dreams in TX

I thought I had read a report/blog on this site that reported on Sarah driving around with a warden of a prison, and she was holding Trig and didn’t put him in a carseat. When she was told that some people were complaining she stated, “They are just being petty”. I wish I could find that report/blog again, did anyone else read that????

9 10 2008
MJC

Palin: Pallin’ With Hypocrisy
Shannyn Moore
Posted October 9, 2008 | 05:28 PM (EST)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannyn-moore/palin-pallin-with-hypocri_b_133387.html

** I Truly wish that Shannon would do a “WHO IS SARAH PALIN – DO WE REALLY KNOW THE REAL SARAH PALIN?”
story for HuffPo. There are way too many facts about Palin that America needs to know about, but know one has the guts to talk about in the MSM.

9 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Mucky,
Fantastic news about the Supreme Court Ruling. I’ve been on tenterhooks all day.

On another matter, I have to squarely lay the blame for my sleep deprivation at your door. It just isn’t funny anymore. I’m on the wrong side of the world for the breaking news in your parts. I’m absolutely exhausted, but you keep me on the internet, waiting for another update from the Mudflats. This has been going on for well over a month – I can’t wait till November. Hopefully get some zzzzzz….!

9 10 2008
deb in oregon

I think they will feel compelled to release the report, fearing a backlash from the press and the public. That’s just my opinion. Fingers crossed and get ready to crack the champagne bottle.

9 10 2008
AuntieAnn

YAY! One of my classmates is actually on the AK Supreme Court. He done good today, and I’m proud of him.

9 10 2008
mudslide pike

The Alaskan Dream!!!! Now if we could get this to happen all throughout the Country things will CHANGE!!!! and that’s a CHANGE I can live with!!!!

Thanks AKM and go BLUE ALASKA………

9 10 2008
jo in AK

The Clean Water Initiative – a yes vote would have gone a long way in stopping Northern Dynasty from placing a large open pit gold mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, our biggest salmon fishery in the state.

Mining interests spent ENORMOUS amounts of money on advertising meant to confuse the public to defeat the initiative. Only a few days (whilst Todd was winging around the state in a helicopter with mining guys), Sarah came out with her face in large ads in the newspaper saying the initiative should not pass. She had just given the energy rebate out (of course with the help of the state senate) and since the public is still having an affair with her the initiative lost narrowly.

That was an ethics violation. No other governor here has done that.

9 10 2008
NMJ

The song from Annie keeps going thru my mind: “Tomorrow, tomorrow…..tomorrow’s a brighter day!”

9 10 2008
Lulu

L,

I tried to watch that horrible Bethlehem, PA, footage shot at Lehigh Univ., but my IQ dropped so many points in watching the first 120 seconds that I had to stop, for my own good….

9 10 2008
LJP aka Revolver Trooper

One for the good guys.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Chin Trout Hussein (NJ) (13:41:22) :
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We’ve all got stories to tell like yours of our inlaws, parents, etc (*sigh*). I’m afraid we can’t do much about them.

But you’re doing it with your 12 year old! Good on ya! (as our Aussie friends say).

9 10 2008
jo in AK

The day she was in the news about it, I turned to my husband and said, we just lost it. Gold is more important than the food we eat.

here’s a link to a post article that might better describe it…..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/27/AR2008092702834.html

9 10 2008
Ben

I felt a tingle of happiness come over me when I read that! I am withholding judgement on what the report has to say, but am eagerly anticipating it.

9 10 2008
9 10 2008
sheesh

NoCalGal,

I hear you on the thought that those SP supporters who are far right might find details of her alleged affair and the parentage of Trig objectionable but I’m here to tell you that when people are of strong opinion either far right or far left they will find a way to justify the actions of their esteemed choice! Might cause a very small number of supporters to look a little closer but doubtful.

As far as SP’s medical records…yep…those have yet to be seen and as the VP nominee of her party she needs to release them. I’ve always been a bit off-put having access to that kind of personal information but when we are entrusting our country to a president we need to know they are mentally and physically able to fulfill the duties.

9 10 2008
Lulu

Dreams in TX (13:54:11) wrote:
“I thought I had read a report/blog on this site that reported on Sarah driving around with a warden of a prison, and she was holding Trig and didn’t put him in a carseat. When she was told that some people were complaining she stated, “They are just being petty”. I wish I could find that report/blog again, did anyone else read that????”

I don’t know what blog you read, but you can learn more about the incident in Todd Palin’s replies as posted last night. Click on AKM’s “Todd Palin Subpoena Dump” listed on the right hand side of this blog, and you will find the link to Palin’s documents in that post. Near the end of Palin’s replies, there is a discussion of the incident from Todd Palin’s perspective and other relevant documents.

9 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Mad Skillz, son (13:49:00) :

Here is something for you and make sure to note the date of the photo

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/10/the-birth-of-tr.html

For the record, two contemporary accounts: here and here from the local media of last April 18. Despite all this publicity, the Palins didn’t want their child to be included in the hospital website’s list. Privacy? Oversight? Accident? Oh, and in response to some readers:

9 10 2008
NMJ

lis60 (13:14:51) : What has stunned me the most is watching her on the campaign trail and how she apparently ENJOYS inciting the anger and hatred in the crowds. She is sick.

She’s very comfortable inciting anger, hatred, and hysteria in crowds; she’s in her element. This is what her Pentacostal Assemblies of God churches are like. I imagine she gets a real “power rush” when she pulls the emotional strings of a crowd, and they respond.

9 10 2008
Susan

I’m so glad the report can still come out tomorrow…hopefully it comes with a lot of truth in it…I’ll be anxiously waiting!

9 10 2008
SMR

@Dreams in TX:

You’re right. There was a blog with that info in it here. If only it would get as much attention as Britney Spears got when she did it!!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, no photos exist that I know of!

Regarding the icky person’s stance on Prop 4, the clean water initiative, I’ve considered it an ethics violation since day one and commented that on this blog weeks ago, as well as mentioning it over in the tips bit of the forum. Wish someone would work that issue, lots of fodder for a bonfire.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

L (13:48:38) :

Anyone see this?
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=itEucdhf4Us
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Yup. That’s a fine showing of the McCain Palin Joe Sixpack type.

I shuttled many a kid to Bethlehem, PA for soccer tournaments. Must say, even in the heat of the game, I never encountered people like this.

These folks may have begative tendencies, but I lay the blame for this kind of behavior directly at Mc & SHWNBN’ feet. They have whipped it up.

9 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

you know, someone here mentioned that SWWNBN has all the “family values” voters… however, you don’t hear her touting that particular phrase. We heard Bush do it, incessantly. She doesn’t because she CAN’T.

She’s a hypocrite and she’s dangerous. I hope she crosses the line and says something that can be legally construed as “inciting”. She’s not smart enough to avoid it, I think.

I have watched a few youtubes today with the backwoods, toothless, morons spouting their hate. Just makes me shake my head. If that is the sort of “public” that the GOP wants to sidle up to, they can HAVE ’em.

9 10 2008
CKMN

I would like to thank AKM for bring up this issue — The Palins’ Imperfect Union — https://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/the-palins-imperfect-union/, about the GOP and their attacked dog, Sarah Palin smearing Obama with guilt by associaton with Mr. Ayers. But I don’t understand why the MSM (ABC, CBS, CNN, & NBC News) don’t follow up on Palin’s association with the Alaskan Independence Party–a group whose sole purpose is to secede from the United States. Here’s a commentary at HuffingtonPost by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about a similar issue, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/alaskan-independence-part_b_133261.html. It’s only fair that if the GOP are smearing Obama in this manner and the MSM spent a couple of days covering it, then they should also spend some times covering Palin’s association the AIP. We need to put more pressure on MSM so they follow up on Palin’s association with the AIP…

9 10 2008
kokofish palin

Hot durn, that’s good news.

Betcha the written opinion boils down to a school yard brawl among political children. In which the judiciary has no role.

Way to go, AKM!

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

jo in AK (13:59:26) : I hope someone is looking into this one, as well. There seems to be no question….give her the power and she’ll find a way to abuse it just as Cheney does(did).

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

yes… the hate mongering, racist unertones and the fear mongering which has entered the foreground is the most troubling to my mind. CLEARLY Obama is going to win on the issues, merit etc. So, what is left for the far right fringe? I don’t even want to type it- so I won’t. They are not going to stop Obama from getting the votes… they are trying to stop him another more heinous way.

I want The entire OBAMA family to be safe. I want the secret service to do their job. I want SP and ppl at their rallies held accountable for HATE SPEECH! I want the media to GROW A PAIR and start calling this hate speech just that- HATE SPEECH designed to cause irreparable harm to the opponent and the country! E N O U G H !!!

ok. I am done venting for this moment! lol

9 10 2008
jo in AK

SMR
How exactly did I become an icky person? I worked hard on Initative 4, that’s a bit insulting……

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I’ve got to have a “Im voting for that one” t shirt!

9 10 2008
CoyoteMarti

Clearly there is a lot of diversion crud hitting the air here in the lower 48. Ayers/Rezco/Chicago smear ads are going up in WI and IN tomorrow. Top McShame aide calls O “a street guy” (ahem) and brings up drug use today.
Sigh. I am so praying for the report to be released and to be GUILTY.

One good note from NBC: “The Obama camp is confirming they have bought 30 minutes of air time in primetime on “the networks” Oct. 29.”

Thanks for listening. I’m twitching a little less now.

9 10 2008
HopeMoBlue

I have come to the conclusion Palin is a hateful woman or she is being told to say hateful things. “Obama would dimish the prestige of the presidency”? Is this how a Pentecostal Christian should conduct themselves?

9 10 2008
sheesh

Someone many comments above this one noted that the people in the Bethlehem PA video are exactly why Americans have such a low standing in the world at the moment. Watching that made me sick to my stomach. There are a lot of angry people out there taking out their frustrations and anger about their own predicaments on others, their current scapegoat is the ‘commie, socialist liberal’ but you can always find racism rampant in that crowd. In my neck of the woods (AZ), the scapegoat is the ‘illegal alien stealing our jobs and accessing benefits’. I am continually amazed when I hear right wingers and even neo-cons refer to liberals as ‘hate-filled’. And I am saddened that the behavior and hatred is becoming more prevalent😦

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

Jo I think SMR’s referral to Icky person was SHWNBN.. not you…

9 10 2008
jo in AK

oh thanks! I’m pretty sensitive about that water initiative, I think I could have a takedown with Sarah over that…….

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

jo in AK (14:13:36) : I think SMR meant SWWNBN is the ickey person!

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

Yeah that was a pretty amazing turn around on the environment… I wonder if you should pass that link along to say Andrew Sullivan at the Atlantic.. I don’t know if he covered it back then (it might have been overlooked) but he is all about integrity and ethics…

and the environment.

9 10 2008
Michele

NoCalGal

I agree. I think she mostly likely is Trig’s mother because there are photos of her looking pregnant (and remember Hunter Tylo won her lawsuit against Aaron Spelling for firing her when pregnant by showing up in court looking sleek and sexy when she was 7 months along), and even people who don’t particularly like her (like Anne Kilkenney) have acknowledged the baby is hers. In any case, it just really is immaterial to the actual issues about Sarah Palin and I wish people would stop focusing on it. Andrew Sullivan has become almost obsessed and it’s ridiculous. I personally think it was atrocious for her to be dragging Down syndrome infant through crowds at all hours of the night and having him come in contact with so many strangers, as these kids have problems with their immune systems. The “rugged” Alaska thing is fine, but a baby with physical problems that could lead to life-threatening infections should not be expected to be rugged. She seems to be leaving him home now, so maybe his PR role has been fulfilled.

9 10 2008
Lulu

HopeMoBlue (14:14:49) wrote :
“I have come to the conclusion Palin is a hateful woman or she is being told to say hateful things. “Obama would dimish the prestige of the presidency”? Is this how a Pentecostal Christian should conduct themselves?”

Hope, either way, Palin is a hateful person. Right? She’s the one doing it. No one’s making her. She’s a grown woman. (I mean, she seems emotionally and intellectually at the level of a child to me, but she is 44.)

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

Michele
your points are good ones. I think in this case, SP is between a rock and a hard place. Keep the baby with her she is dragging the kid around etc. etc. Leave the baby at home, she is abandoning her child. That is a no win for any woman.

9 10 2008
Caroline

The rest of the country was worried right along with you. Thanks for keeping us up to date! We will await the report just as anxiously as you.

9 10 2008
HopeMoBlue

Well I will say this. That witch doctor needs to go back to that church and pray the witch out her. He didn’t do a very good job of it the first time. She seems to be possessed with just plain evil.

9 10 2008
Divatalk Hussein

This is fabulous news! Can’t wait to hear the results!

****
This is separate subject, can someone explain to me what
is the downside of socialism? I’m not really clear about it
except that the government handles certain services.
I know that Europe and Canada use that system, right?
what’s the problem when it comes to health care, etc?

9 10 2008
Bobg

I have been watching msnbc pretty much all day (with breaks for Mudflats.) McAged has been attacking Obama all day and calling him a liar; not saying he distorts the fact-he’s a liar. I worked in many campaigns in my life and this approach works. You keep your opponent off balance and so busy answering your charges that he becomes an ineffective campaigner. Obama needs to attack more. One thing I see both campaigns doing wrong is letting the staff hold press conferences. This is dangerous; a slip of the tongue and the candidate stands to lose the election. You should never see or hear from anyone except the candidate.

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

9 10 2008
avahome

Yes! Proof positive that you CAN fight city hall! The next step is to get the report out and spread all over the blogs because the MSM cannot ignore us!
Sarah…I’m sorry girl but if you’re gonna play you’re gonna pay.

9 10 2008
Whiskey Otter Hussein

Obama purchased a half hour of primetime TV on 10/29/08!! Good news!!
http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/10/obama-primetime.html

9 10 2008
DonnaInMichigan

OMG, I just dragged my tired ass home after a 12 hour shift……(I’m a nurse)

Signed on and came here asap, wanted to see if there was any updates…

But now I am rejuvenated to the point, I was up dancing…

My husband looked at me like I might be on something..

So I told him, and he yelled out a big “WHOOP” himself, scared the cat…and the dog started barking….

Ok, now I am going to make dinner…….lol…………

9 10 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

Thanks for the positive feedback, Susan in PA and my sista Cassie Jeep Pike (wanna be Trout)– my daughter is a good egg- my son too– I wrote about him a few wks ago– 17 yr old (too young to vote) but sent $$ to Obama/Biden w/ a personal letter. He’s driving his beat up pick-up around w/ an Obama/Biden magnet and proud of it!

Here in Jersey there are very few yard signs available. I went to a campaign office and they told me not many came in because we’re a blue state– still hard to see the McCain/Palin signs in my neighborhood.

I can’t believe the level the R’s have stooped to. Shame on them.

9 10 2008
Rob in Santa Cruz, Ca

1. Supreme Court – great job! Hope we will all get to see the report from Branchflower tomorrow.
2. Please please everyone, take the high road on Palin’s kids. It doesn’t matter. Worst case, she gallantly protected her daughter’s reputation. Come on – this is wasted energy and it makes us look petty and mean to even discuss it.
3. Remember that at these Republican rallies, Palin and McCain are singing to the choir. They are not converting anybody with these despicable lies and exaggerations.
4. Both McCain and Palin have made strong statements in the past about their dedication to fair and truthful campaigning, and their condemnation of personal attacks. They are hurting their own poll numbers and their own reputations, as the entire country watches their hypocrisy and dishonesty.
5. Who wins? Barack Obama, who continues to take the high road without getting down in the dirt.
6. Finally, if you want to really see some class, check out Michelle Obama’s interview with Larry King last night.

9 10 2008
TheraP

Bravo, Alaska! You are leading the charge in the direction of Truth and Justice. When the history of the 2008 election is written, your courage and strength in standing fast will be celebrated and honored.

This is a great day for Alaska. A great day for the country. And a great day for truth, justice, and the triumph of the Rule of Law!

Yay!!! Hooray! Thank you, Alaska!

9 10 2008
Political Amazon

Well, what Friday’s report may find is that there are many other issues that need to be investigated. Remember, it was the coverup that brought down Nixon.

And income tax issues. The way Sarah and Todd played fast and loose with the truth, their power, and everything else, I would be surprised if they were honest about their taxes. She seems to think that she is above the law and will never gt caught (as do most narcissists), and she’s not very bright (sending governor emails from an unsecure yahoo account).

Congratulations to Alaskans who worked so hard to let their state government know that they don’t like being treated with such disrespect by the likes of the Palins. The entire USA owes you a HUGE debt of gratitude!

9 10 2008
Badfinger

“Lara” it doesn’t bother you that mom and dad are concealing this to avoid an embarrassing situation? I mean sure protect and defend your children but don’t continue a crime of cover-up, dammit she’s the governer. You can’t leave the baby out of it once they made him an unwilling accomplice.

9 10 2008
DLB in Portland aka Torpedo Vindicator Palin

Just published in the New York Times !

In Dozens of Calls, Palins Pressed for Trooper’s Removal

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/10trooper.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin

9 10 2008
Political Amazon

Question: What do you think Colberg is going to do? Will he be allowed to stick around and be the Palins’ tool?

9 10 2008
Pat

Oh I don’t know…….CNN is sloughing it (Troopergate)off as unimportant in the face of the financial crisis, “which we all Know”( sarcasm), is the fault of BArney Franks and Chris Dodd. (the liberal media. yah right!)

9 10 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

Rob in Santa Cruz– Michelle Obama is a class act.

I LOVE listening to her and watching her. While watching Larry King last night, I said to my husband that I feel much more in-tune to the Obamas that the six-pack, hockey mom Sarah and First Dude. I’d LOVE to have dinner w/ the Obamas, their daughters too! AKM, you’d be invited!!!!

9 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein Palin)

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (13:52:09) :

On the Keating letter to John McCain…..is it just me, or do grown men use terms like “Don’t be SILLY. You can count on me until DEATH DO US PART.”

————————————————-

Well, I can tell you no grown man has ever told me that.

9 10 2008
kizzy

Thanks, AKM, for keeping us so well-informed.

I must admit that as Obama’s popularity numbers and electoral counts rise to credible and substantial levels, my intense need to see this report bring Palin down has waned. Didn’t need a report after all; the ticket brought itself down.

Still my curiousity has the better of me, and I can’t wait to hear the outcome of that report. And I still want to know why McCain would even consider a running mate that was under legislative investigation. Certainly that would be the wrong type of news coming out Alaska everyday. Who would take that risk? McCain… the gambler.

McCain and Palin must think that the average American is an idiot… they’ll find out differently in November. That’s when they’ll look in the mirror and see who the idiots are after all.

And if I hear the word Maverick one more time, my friend, I am gonna puke.

9 10 2008
NoCalGal

In all the excitement, I forgot to say:

AKM! THANK YOU! another great job and fast reporting. I am in your debt!!

9 10 2008
akbearable

Oh yeah baby!! Gotta love that AK Supreme court! The legislative branch is intact and the checks and balances are restored. Now lets release this damn report and maybe we can reel in Palin and that loose cannon McCain just in time for the election. A good day to be an Alaskan.

9 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

A salute to the Alaskan Supreme Court. This is good news, indeed.

@Divatalk Hussein: I can give you a few negatives to socialism–much higher taxes, some people using it as an excuse not to do anything (for real, not like we think people on welfare here do), and no motivation. There’s socialized healthcare in Taiwan, and she says it’s really hard because the docs try to see fifty or more patients a day. You might have to wait in line for hours just to see someone. There is no reason to do your best if you know you’re being paid the same as everyone else. Think of groupwork in school–there was always that one person who didn’t do anything because he/she knew s/he would get the same grade.

That’s why I’m a socialist capitalist. I think we need incentives to work harder and better, but I also think EVERYONE should be able to maintaitn a subsistence without it killing them. And healthcare. I am a firm believer in healthcare for all.

9 10 2008
Jerry Dahlke

Yes, the NYT story provided a thorough examination of the endless intimidation and harassment of the Palins in their paranoia and exceedingly nasty abuse of power. Keep on everyone in communicating with the Legislative Council. The NYT story will begin to feed the MSM. Sweet Sarah today in Wisconsin (my home state) kept on denouncing the media (which gives her a constant platform for her demagouery). I expect the AIP and her “witch huntin” religion will give Biden and the Obama campaign with fodder. The next 48-72 hours should be very intereting in “drill, baby, drill”, the slap back that Sarah richly deserves.

Gosh, Tina Fey is going to have to much material to use for SNL.

Congrats to everyone who makes this blog so wonderful.

-Jerry

9 10 2008
Regi

This is separate subject, can someone explain to me what
is the downside of socialism? I’m not really clear about it
except that the government handles certain services.
I know that Europe and Canada use that system, right?
what’s the problem when it comes to health care, etc?

The answer would depend on how well versed you are on the subject. The main gripe with socialism (we are socialist in many respects,more so now) is people’s discomfort with communism. If you Wikipedia both you should see some downsides. I’m strongly against pure capitalism and pure communism, neither have ever been proven to work and it’s against the whole principle of moderation.
There are still lots of citizens with good benefits, until more feel the pinch than not we won’t get anywhere with socialized medicine. Unfortunately even though we have Medicare, Medicaid, and various government suppliers already, a lot of THOSE recipients are anti-national healthcare. In my opinion a classic case of “I got mine”. For better or for worse we all end up on ‘socialized’ healthcare if we’re lucky to live past 65 1/2. I imagine for things to get going the insurance companies will have to lose their lobbying power or be boycotted and crushed by non-participation. The uninsured or poorly insured will have to be a majority and the Dems and Reps will both have to get credit. Kind of like asking for Santa Claus to give the Easter Bunny a ride to the tooth fairy’s house.

9 10 2008
kokofish palin

Political Amazon (14:37:23) :

Question: What do you think Colberg is going to do? Will he be allowed to stick around and be the Palins’ tool?
_____________________________
I think the Sock Puppet — er, Talis Colberg — saved his tush by not appealing the first court decision. I hope he realized that the good people of Alaska would have stormed the ballot boxes with torches and pitchforks over his failure to represent Them.

The NY Times article is a must read. Thanks for the link, DLB.

9 10 2008
Dee

This is, indeed, good news. But right now all I can do is be fearful for the safety of Senator Obama. After watching videos of McCain rallies in Ohio, PA, and Wisconsin, and hearing people shout, “treason, traitor, muslim, liar, etc.”. I am really concerned. I really hope the Secret Service is paying VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to his well being, cause the McCain train is really whipping them into a frenzy. It really scares me to death.

9 10 2008
nancy-INDIANA: a.k.a. buck shot nugent van palin

great news!

9 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Denise (13:34:21) :

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9 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

maintain. Damn. I hate typos.

I watched Michelle Obama on King and The Daily Show, and she’s, well, I’ll just say it–classy. Bright, intelligent, attractive, funny, warm, and fierce. She is much more fitting for a modern First Lady than the Stepford Wife.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/09/mccain-co-chair-calls-oba_n_133369.html

This is maddening, but at least Dennis Miller shut him up. Dennis, what happened to you? You went over to the dark side!

I know McCain/Palin are appealing to people who already believe that crap, but it only takes one wingnut to make a tragedy. As I said before, they have many guns; I am afraid of them.

P.S. Barack Obama is much more like me than those fools.

9 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

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9 10 2008
Jane

I always get in too late and this may have been said before, but the issue with the baby and Palin that I have is while she was saying she would be an advocate for all moms with children with disabilities, blah, blah…interesting we never heard her say that she would assist teenage mothers or pregnant teens, etc.

And, um, by the way, had the baby not had Down’s Syndrome, would Sarah even know how to be an advocate for such issues? Please give me a break!

9 10 2008
soCalGal

Just read the NYT article.

This has all the ‘earmarks’ of a pretty good sitcom.

Forget about 90210…How ’bout 99654.

BTW…great job AKM!

9 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein)

Although I believe very strongly that we’re all entitled to our own opinions and beliefs, I’ve always had an incessant need to just help people see my point of view. I don’t want to change their minds, but after all, I’m more than happy to take a look at their point of view!

And that is why all this hatred and all these lies are so difficult to swallow. These people refuse to see another point of view. All these months, and they have never cared enough to check the facts, but they go on believing whatever lie their Joe Six-Pack buddy told them over beer last fall – and he knows cause he got it in an email! They are so hateful, and they are so misled.

I know I sound completely naive. I know that’s just the way people are. And I even know these people are not evil, (well, not all of them anyway) they’ve just been brainwashed.

But I really hate watching the videos with these people spewing their hatred and ignorance. I’m sure all of you are in agreement with me that you just don’t see this kind of behavior at a Democratic event. And you can’t even explain that to these crazies.

I’m just frustrated and venting, and I’ll get over it. In fact, I feel better already!

Everybody be happy!

9 10 2008
ds55

I hope the Legislative Council votes to release the results of the report to the public. ::fingers crossed::

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Everybody send a donation to AKM for her excellent work and another to Obama/Biden

9 10 2008
SMR

@Jo in AK: Sorry that you thought I was talking about you! No no no! I can hardly bring myself to hear her name or say her name or type any variation of her name these days! I am so sick of her and her husband and her runningmate.

I’m in AK too, and that issue has had me steamed up since before she was tagged as the mclame ticket vp! As soon as I saw her big ugly face in those full-page ADN ads!

9 10 2008
Trini

I hope the report has something of substance. I do have concerns that it won’t. On another note, that affidavit of TP was really telling. It tells a tale of someone obsessed with Wooten and airing his grievance to anyone he could talk to. And the whole photo-op of Wooten on his snow machine? Please. TP is out in the middle of nowhere and “happens” along Wooten. What does he do? He whips out his camera that he just “happens” to have with him? Is a camera usual snow machiner gear? (my quotes)

He’s nothing but a stalker.

9 10 2008
SMR

I get particularly bent out of shape when Alaskans try to slam Obama for his socialist views, or Alaskans who aren’t rethuglicans, claiming they’re stupid socialists (happens all of the time).

This state IS a socialist state!!! No personal income taxes, no sales taxes in most cities, dividend checks every year, more pork per capita than any other state, the list goes on & on…………..

9 10 2008
Uncle Joe Mccarthy

re: trig, sarah and bristol

the argument that if the child is really bristol’s would be better for sarah because she was only trying to protect her daughter, doesnt hold water…it doesnt, because the second questions started to be raised, sarah, todd and the mccain campaign, threw bristol under the bus and told the world that she is a slut

if trig is really bristol’s child, then the reason sarah covered for her was to save her own career

guess even sarah didnt realize the extent of the repug hypocracy when it comes to pregnant teens

9 10 2008
9 10 2008
marksmyword

Yes!!! Great news. I knew they didn’t have a leg to stand on. Now let’s see the results…

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

U D (15:13:58) :

Sarah Palin’s High-School Grades?
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Not surprised at the D in foreign language—she can hardly speak this one!

9 10 2008
Mad Skillz, son

@ Cynthia in TX

That’s it? That link that’s not even a news source! It’s about transparency. She was the one who said she was transparent. Tell me – why hide it? There are records for the rest of her kids, right? Why just the baby?

For a person who could lead this nation, this is rather minor. This needs to come forth for voters to make an informed choice. If she is lying about this, what else could she be lying about?

This goes to the heart of the matter – being a hypocrite. She says she’s transparent, but can’t release her records. What will it prove? That’s she’s the mom.

I’m not an AKer, but this is for the second-highest post in the COUNTRY where millions and millions of lives are at stake. Knowing the truth about a birth could affect voters duped into thinking she’s tell-all and not a liar.

9 10 2008
ds55

Look at her SAT Scores: verbal 425, math 416.
http://gawker.com/5061283/sarah-palins-high+school-grades

9 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Nice to know Obama’s working on his transition into the Presidency.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/08/obama-mccain-transition-e_n_132976.html

9 10 2008
Divatalk Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN, Regi

Thanks for clarifying. Now I get it. Yes, I am a total capitalist,
however, socialism has its place. No one ever got hurt with
moderation or balance with anything,

9 10 2008
Misfit in Texas

THANKS for sharing that article, Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater (13:28:02) WELL SAID ROSANNE HEMOND !!!!!!!

9 10 2008
kjseattle

now that this seems to be headed toward being released to the MSM, I wonder how many people know of SP &TP involvement with the Alaska Independence Party. The founder’s hatred of America sounds much more like a terrorist belief than Ayers’ protests back in a time when social activism was common. I think if the evangelical right heard his glacier/fires of hell statement they would seriously reconsider SP

9 10 2008
Libby in NC

This is such good news – please let tomorrow’s report show Palin and her husband for what they are and the country sees it. I’m concerned that it will come out late on Friday and get lost in the weekend dearth of real news. Fingers are crossed. I feel like a bad person because I hope it’s a scorching detail of government abuse – I should be hoping “justice” will be served. (Can’t I have both?)

As my name suggests, I live in NC in the greater Raleigh area. Since I live in a battleground state in the South, I need to share what I’ve been hit with in the last 3 days. I received in the mail from “The Clarion Fund” a DVD called “Obsession” – a hate filled diatribe against Muslim Jihadists. Apparently, although I may be wrong, this DVD is being sent to voters in the swing states. Gee… I wonder why I got this old 2006 DVD a few weeks before the election? Have any of you in non-battleground states received this obscenity? I have also received 2 pre-recorded calls telling me that Obama is not fit to be President. Please pray for NC that we can pull off the win here for Obama – we did it during the primaries – there are a lot of us transplanted northerners so we have a real shot.

9 10 2008
Mad Skillz, son

@ Uncle Joe McCarthy

Preach on!

9 10 2008
Halcrow

A Trina

I don’t believe that the First Dude targetted Wooten on his own initiative, as Wooten was married to Sarah Palin’s sister, and the Heath family’s fingerprints are all over this harassment.

I don’t imagine that there’s much that the Dude can intelligently contribute to the Heath family (the last time he done his duty to the family was when he eloped with Sarah and saved them the bill for the wedding), so you can be assured that a bit of harassment and stalking he figured he could handle (not very brilliantly, as we’ve seen, but at least he threw himself heart and soul into the task which was given to him).

Yup, yup, you betcha. When mom, dad, and wifie can all hunt, fish and gut as good as Todd, what could he bring to the table to earn their respect?

9 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

This is the part of the investigation that is going to do for SP!

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/10/9/446/76642/29#c29

All about the workers comp angle.

9 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

that palin’s grade report looks like the form that the college boards send to universities when a student applies.

i have similar one’s for my son.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Back to an earlier conversation about students at U of Texas and free speech issues about their dorm sign….seems the University backed down…whew!

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081009/D93N6OE00.html

9 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein Palin)

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (14:59:44) :

Re: Dennis Miller. Another intelligent conservative falls off the Straight Thought Express. To hear him parroting the “just a guy from my neighborhood” misquotation is just depressing. His (former) non-conservative fans know he’s too smart to be joining the McSlime trail unintentionally.
Whatta maroon.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Libby in NC (15:22:46) :

In Oxford, NC—just a little north of you. Yes, I got the DVD. Interestingly, it was mailed to me using my NICKNAME–a variation of my real name which isn’t even close. It was not mailed to my legal name, my driver’s license name, my voter registration name…..WTF?

Anyway, the DVD got chopped up into pieces and mailed back to The Clarion Fund at their NYC address.

I suggest all of you do the same!!! 😉

9 10 2008
Divatalk Hussein

Let’s Get Real,
thanks I just signed up here in MD.🙂

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

UK lady turning turtle Palinps (15:24:03) :

Yup, you betcha! The workmen’s comp is the smasher in this!

9 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Anybody got a link to Cindy McCain’s slurred speech comments? I’d love to see it.

9 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@strangelet, Dennis Miller is a buffoon to me now. There is no way he can be at all intelligent after some of the things he’s said the last few years. How disappointing.

@Cassie Jeep Pike, you are FIERCE. Good for you! Keep on fighting the good fight.

9 10 2008
AZ MOM

what time is the report to be released???

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (15:33:50) : —

Thanks😉 😉

I keep doing it one little thing at a time—never, NEVER back down!

9 10 2008
Halcrow

Timely piece from Time

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1848735,00.html

Palin vs. “Palin”
By James Poniewozik Thursday, Oct. 09, 2008

…And for a politician new to the national stage, being likened to the intelligent, witty, popular Fey was not exactly a bad thing

Until now, anyway. The governor’s comedian doppelgänger has essentially taken control of Public Sarah Palin: the composite of images, biography and attitudes that stands in for the actual person in voters’ minds…:

9 10 2008
harry45z

I wait with bated breath…hopefully to have the ability to read the report to be released tomorrow. What both Sarah Palin and McCain fail to realize is: “What is done in the dark, will certainly come to light!” Yes! What goes around…doth comes around!”

“Ain’t no SHAME in either Palin or McCain’s GAME!”

And the Almighty will have the final say. Period. No matter how they attempt to stop Obama…they do not have the power like that of the Supreme ONE! I love it!

A Concerned Senior from Powder Springs, GA

9 10 2008
Kim in Florida

October 10 is End of Days for Palin! Woo Hoo! She’d better start confessing her sins now so she will have time to get that done before the report is released! I posted the Strongville, OH video of the racist and frighteningly closed-minded ignorant mental midgets earlier today in another chat here and am passing that one to everyone I know,

9 10 2008
Martha Toon

I’m a long time Alaskan and have no love lost for Gov Palin by any means. But the topic here is about Troopergate, NOT HER CHILDREN. I do not want to read speculation about the lineage of Trig, it’s none of our damn business so keep it on topic. It’s particularly reminiscent of the mud slinging from the Palin-McCain campaign (yes, I know) so just get over it and take the high road or you are no better than them. We know she’s a liar, we know she has inherited the hubris of the former governor (maybe the chair she sits in?), we know she has shown disrespect, vindictiveness, and possibly even racism to anyone opposing her – so let’s keep digging at all of that and leave the kids out of it. She’s giving us plenty of material, and here in Alaska we have a big decision to make if she returns.

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Todd says “Sarah is my best friend so naturally I am involved in her role as governor..but she didn’t know that I was lobbying against Wooten”. Todd, we didn’t fall off the turnip truck yesterday!

9 10 2008
Trini

Off topic: the rage of McCain. Even his own kind don’t support him:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/09/report-mccain-exploded-wi_n_133242.html

Hitting women in public does not qualify you to be POTUS. Check out the video.

9 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

Didn’t Dennis Miller used to play (imo, poorly) a comedian on TV? And wasn’t he the one that sorta failed miserably at playing a sportscaster thereafter? How does he get any political cred anyway? (If it’s the same Dennis Miller…)

9 10 2008
Regi

My son did better on his SAT’s when he was 12 years old, he took them through the Johns Hopkins program, 510 in verbal, maybe he can be VP ! He’s 14 now ! Is there a minimum age? That would awesome, you betcha, he’s a real maverick too ! Believe me, LOVES to challenge authority, but I’ll make sure he does press conferences or he’ll be grounded for being a chickenshit.

9 10 2008
Alex

Does anyone more “in the know” than me know – what is the likelihood that the Legislative Council – with it’s 10 Republicans and 4 Democrats – will allow the report to be released to the public tomorrow? Is it pretty much a sure thing, or seriously in doubt?

9 10 2008
Libby in NC

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (15:30:24) :

I love what you did! I’m keeping mine as evidence. I called the Raleigh News and Observer who said they did not sell our names to The Clarion Fund (a non-profit) as I had suspected from my online research – they said it might have come from Voter Registration files which they said was legal! I called the FEC in Washington and they are limited on what they can volunteer so I asked if the Clarion fund was being investigated by the DNC or the NC DNC and they said no. Non Profits are not allowed to participate in political events, hence my keeping it as evidence. Many others here in the area got the DVD as an insert with their newspaper (Raleigh News and Observer) which for some reason I didn’t. When I talked to the paper I told them how they need to exercise some moral fiber when they accept advertising. Will cancel my subscription if I get anything like this from them in the future.

9 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

LIbby in NC – The “Obsession” video was distributed in eastern NoDak and Western MN by the very conservative Fargo Forum newspaper as a Sunday supplement. When local human rights activists denounced it, their editor defended it as an advertising decision even though their own advertising policy (as printed daily) says they reserve the right to refuse any advertising they deem offensive, blah, blah, blah. Conclusion: Conservative newspaper doesn’t fine it offensive. Not surprising given the rhetoric coming from the top.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Regi (15:45:27) : Johns Hopkins program? Deep bows to you!

Had four kids go through it and one of them taught there–summer programs!

WOOO Hooo!

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Alex (15:46:39) :

Does anyone more “in the know” than me know – what is the likelihood that the Legislative Council –
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I believe it’s to be a public presentation of the report. If nothing else, it WILL be leaked!

9 10 2008
Regi

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (15:54:12) :

Regi (15:45:27) : Johns Hopkins program? Deep bows to you!

Had four kids go through it and one of them taught there–summer programs!

WOOO Hooo!

Mine just took the test and then that was that. He didn’t want to miss summer swim team🙂 But you know nowadays kids shouldn’t be encouraged to do such nonsense. They should be shooting stuff, drinking six packs, yelling KILL HIM, TREASON, and TRAITOR at white people, leaving their children unattended while locking away the birth control, you know,like regular people ! OMG PLEASE TELL ME MY DAUGHTER WON’T GROW UP WITH THIS WOMAN ON THE NATIONAL STAGE !

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Libby in NC (15:46:43) :

Here’s the deal..I’m not a subscriber to the N & O–my neighbor gets it and I recycle it–it gives me a chance to check on her daily, she’s 86.

My voter registration is not in the name to which it was mailed.

I checked “Guidestar”( I’m a member for professional reasons) and The Clarion Fund is not listed as a non-profit, nor have they filed form 990 (the information tax return required of N/P organizations.

This inspired me to mail it back to them!

9 10 2008
Libby in NC

Taupe Armageddon Palin (15:53:50)

Thanks for your post – wonder if the DVD was sent to you because of the MN connection since your state seems to be going Red – what a bunch of scuzzbags these people are – we really need to make sure that McCain/Palin do not get elected.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Regi (15:58:30) :
Your daughter will never REVERE that twit from Wasilla! 😉

9 10 2008
White Agate

This is great news, let’s see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for fighting the good fight, Alaskans and AKM. That patriot streak runs deep and wide in our country, and it shows up when and where it’s needed.

It’s good to see a few people here as well as at the Forum, Madskillz, and Arkangel, among others…good to hear from you! I haven’t been spending as much time over at the Forum, not enough hours in the day to keep up with everything.

I am just feasting my eyes on the Pollster numbers, some are so crazy that I can’t believe it, although they say the only valid poll is Election Day. However, with all of the dirty pool in 2000 and 2004, and 2008, I am not feeling complacent by any means.

Can anyone tell me what the geniuses at the Fed, etc. are doing these days? I was listening to the news today and basically the accounting standards have been so loose the past few years that banks don’t even really know what their own balance sheets are.

How can you bail out a business you can’t account for? It’s like our economy was on steroids and it’s all deflated because the meds have been cut off. I think slow, steady growth is sounding good right now. My retirement fund is down 40% as of end today. That’s just me, I am sure others have similar losses. Part of the $2T lost while Lehman execs go on expensive retreats and other Wall Streeters are getting plastic surgery for their new job interviews.

What do you think Obama is going to do with that 30 minutes of prime time he just bought? It’s on the right column at Pollster.

Boy, lots of lemons for lemonade after this election. Maybe that’s what he’ll talk about.

9 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Got my “early ballot” and voted for “that one” yea!
I live in Arizona, so Mccan’t has lots of support here. UGH!
I’m going to the only Obama HQ in Arizona to help out tomorrow even though I should be looking for a job.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

KO is on MSNBC…gotta go for a bit! He played the AIP card last night along with the Witch reverend!

9 10 2008
katiebegood

We needed this bit of good nerws after this day of ugliness from the right. Each time I think they have sunk as far as they can go they have to go and prove me wrong. How ridiculous John McCain looks today hiding behind the skirts of his attack dogs Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain. And today Cindy McCain lost what was left of the enlisted military vote by saying that McCain didn’t suffer from PTSD (yeah right) because he was trained to know what to do. It was all those 18 year old draftees who had PTSD. I shudder to think of that woman as the first lady.

9 10 2008
Laurie

@Diva

I see that asiangrrl has given you some information. I will agree with her on this. We pay higher taxes. I am 55…well educated and have worked all my adult life. I dont resent the taxes I pay because I get a lot for them…and so do the people who otherwise would do without.

I posted about healthcare a few days ago. I have a family doc…of my own choosing. I wait no more than 3 days for an appointment, and I can see an on call doc at the clinic on any day of the week. Wait times for that are max 1 hour…ever.

I am covered for all medications…(I pay 35 cents) chiropracter…mental health…therapeutic massage…and other ancillaries. I am blessed.

We do of course have a welfare system…a good one. Its not that easy to get however, and most people are required to at least attend school. Of course single moms cant always do that. We have maintenance enforcement, so that if a guy abandons his wife and kids he must pay. His wages are guarnisheed and if he quits his job he goes to jail. His license is also revoked.

there is much more to our system…and yet, and I dont consider myself living in a communist society. I dont mind the word socialist. After all…to me that simply means taking care of everybody. Is that not what a civilized society should do?

9 10 2008
Regi

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (16:03:51) :

Regi (15:58:30) :
Your daughter will never REVERE that twit from Wasilla!

Can I have one kid grow up with a President that’s respected, intelligent, a good role model, encourages and models civility, competence and the noble development of intellect. I’ve never prayed for a politician to get elected, but it’s probably OK to pray for that🙂

9 10 2008
califpat

Perhaps you havent heard and I hate to come bearing bad news after all our elation over justice prevailing in Alaska today, but Lou Dobbs on CNN just announced, gleefully I might add, that the organization Acorn has turned in thousands of illegal voter’s registration applications that were illegal. Dobbs could barely sit in his seat because he was so thrilled to announce this. He said that Acorn is a group that is affiliated with Senator Obama who are set up to register voters for Senator Obama. Dobbs was so excited, that he continued to repeat this. He talked via satellite to a voter’s registation worker who validated what Dobbs purported, by saying that the that 2100 voter’s registration applicants had been turned in by the Acorn, (On the forms, it was written that the applications had been turned in by Acorns) and that over half of the applications that had been turned in were illegal and fraudulant. Dobbs went on and on about how Senator Obama was a great contributor and supporter of Acorn. I personally do not believe that the Acorn group turned in these applications. The timing is too convenient. This smells of the McCain/Palin’s scam to try to cause an outcry from the public, as he gets accused of trying to throw the election. The reason I do not buy any of this is that by all accounts, Senator Obama is winning, so why would he have someone tamper with the voter’s registration. This seems more like a McCain desperate ploy. I would be willing to bet that this was not the Acorns who turned in those applications bur McCain’s people perpertrating as Acorns. Does it ever stop?

9 10 2008
Buckeye

Yay Alaska!

So…how damaging is this report going to be?

9 10 2008
katiebegood

Today I took a moment to bless my hard hardheadedness in that I refused to invest in the stock market again after losing $200,000 when the tech bubble burst. I can’t count the number of people who called me stupid. Today I am debt free, owe $100,000 on a house worth $250,000 (at least is was the last time I looked) and I have my retirement money in CD’s.

All I can say is the next time a politician brings up the idea of privatizing Social Security we all need to laugh in their face. Can you imagine if Bush/McCain had gotten away with investing our social security money in the stock market.

9 10 2008
Denise

Imagine creative, thoughtful, unique individuals.

Then think Republican. That dissonance is the reason so few artsy celebs are Repubs. Hence, the high esteem accorded any celebs who lean Repub…esteem of other Repubs that is. Otherwise, rather mediocre talents like Dennis Miller.

9 10 2008
Regi

katiebegood (16:15:04) :

Today I took a moment to bless my hard hardheadedness in that I refused to invest in the stock market again after losing $200,000 when the tech bubble burst. I can’t count the number of people who called me stupid. Today I am debt free, owe $100,000 on a house worth $250,000 (at least is was the last time I looked) and I have my retirement money in CD’s.

All I can say is the next time a politician brings up the idea of privatizing Social Security we all need to laugh in their face. Can you imagine if Bush/McCain had gotten away with investing our social security money in the stock market.

We just have our 401K in there but mostly conservative funds. Not that anything is conservative now. I’m really thrilled for you but with the kind of thievery that goes on in our country the only road to security is being born filthy rich.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Phrase of the day—KO, via the Brits (tip of the hat the the UK)

“Being attacked by McCain/Palin is like being ravaged by a dead sheep!”

9 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

I was listeining to CNN most of the day. I heard the ACORN accusation about voter fraud. I did hear Dobbs say something to the effect that Obama was not responsible for ACORN’S actions. The only thing I think about it, is that in the big effort to get more people voting, some people are getting too amibitious and zealous about it, thus making mistakes. I am sure that the McCain camp will run with this though.

Troopergate: the commentary on the issue was that the voters are NOT INTERESTED in this. They are only interested in the economy. I think they misspoke, however. All of the nitty gritty details have not been put out there yet.

McCain’s rallies are getting angrier and more violent thanks to McCain. Wow! Watching some of this is getting scarey, out of control, and irrational. One guy was irrate about the Obama and the other clowns up in Capitol Hill ruining our country….. dahhhhhh! Isn’t McCain ONE OF THEM? AND for over two decades? I don’t understand how the synaptic connections in some people’s brains work.

9 10 2008
curlyhairedmomnyc

V. interesting article posted in the NYTimes AKM….won’t ask if you are the blogger referred to:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/10trooper.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

9 10 2008
katiebegood

califpat (16:12:38) :

Perhaps you havent heard and I hate to come bearing bad news after all our elation over justice prevailing in Alaska today, but Lou Dobbs on CNN just announced, gleefully I might add, that the organization Acorn has turned in thousands of illegal voter’s registration applications that were illegal.

Don’t worry about it, it will all be good in the end. Here’s the information Dobbs neglected to tell you about:

Voter registration cards aren’t the property of ACORN or any other group, and ACORN is required by law to turn in every completed form — even if they’re obviously fraudulent. ACORN insists it has procedures in place to flag these forms, but you can’t blame supervisors of elections from throwing up their hands when they come in.

If you are interested in this subject, here’s a good article for you to read:

http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/acorn_rallies_its_troops.php

9 10 2008
Denise

I can not believe Cindy McCain said that about PTSD!!!! There is a real push to get military folks to know it is not a weakness.

Very telling. McCain has got to have PTSD from POW experience. It is in his records somewhere by symptom if not diagnosis. He likely has symptoms still, if untreated. I speculate that is why McCain has an aversion to looking at his enemy (er..opponent…Obama), realizing that he will lose it. That infamous temper smells of PTSD.

9 10 2008
whichferret

On topic: WOO HOO!!!! Can’t even begin to describe the excitement. My 5 year old was dancing( she did not know why other than everyone else was, but still🙂

Off Topic: Someone had posted about their husband getting an email for their dead father on his email account. Today my husband got a BIRTHDAY card from the Republican running for our Federal House of Representatives seat. He is running against the incumbent Democrat. Now I live in Kansas, but in the eastern portion which tends to be pretty darned blue. The card also came with a Flag decal for your window! Don’t know if this was always his plan or if he is having to scramble now that HIS BIG GUY is having a meltdown. Either way it is really CREEPY don’t you think?

Whichferret Hussein Proud Democrat in Red State

9 10 2008
katiebegood

Pacificnwgal (16:24:27) :

I was listeining to CNN most of the day. I heard the ACORN accusation about voter fraud. I did hear Dobbs say something to the effect that Obama was not responsible for ACORN’S actions. The only thing I think about it, is that in the big effort to get more people voting, some people are getting too amibitious and zealous about it, thus making mistakes.

Please stop spreading this king of hysteria. This happens to ACORN every election. They are the right wing boogy man because they are so successful in their voter registration drives. Read this article to put your mind at ease:

http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/acorn_rallies_its_troops.php

And, of course McCain will run with it. He has nothing to sell himself to the public so his only hope is he can convince enough people that he is better than Obama. Empty suit, empty rhetoric, that’s McCain.

9 10 2008
Denise

The ACORN thing…it looks bad. But I noticed the report said all the fraudulent forms were all written in one person’s hand.

What IDIOT would do that? Can you even imagine the time it took? ACORN hires people to register voters. Hence, a bad employee. I mean, these employees are not making much for their time. And are probably not highly skilled or educated. Although, if the economy keeps slipping, I may hit them up for a job.

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Cindy, Baracks feet are too big for your Bruno Magli shoes.

9 10 2008
Regi

Voter registration cards aren’t the property of ACORN or any other group, and ACORN is required by law to turn in every completed form — even if they’re obviously fraudulent. ACORN insists it has procedures in place to flag these forms, but you can’t blame supervisors of elections from throwing up their hands when they come in.

😀 I feel better too. Thanks😀

9 10 2008
Augie

califpat,
I can agree that the repubs are capable of pulling that kind of stunt. But then again, how would any organization that helps register voters know whether or not those signing up are ‘legal’? After all, they don’t have any way to check. That’s what the state officials are supposed to do.
I’d be interested to know, in general, what percentage of voter registrations are denied, and for what reasons. Remember in 2004 when the registrations were thrown out in Ohio for being on the wrong weight of paper? Worst of all, it was the state that provided the forms!

9 10 2008
Zim in Oz

@NMJ (14:05:46) :
>>>
lis60 (13:14:51) : What has stunned me the most is watching her on the campaign trail and how she apparently ENJOYS inciting the anger and hatred in the crowds. She is sick.

She’s very comfortable inciting anger, hatred, and hysteria in crowds; she’s in her element. This is what her Pentacostal Assemblies of God churches are like. I imagine she gets a real “power rush” when she pulls the emotional strings of a crowd, and they respond.>>>

Me thinks she must be careful not to upset her ‘Reverand Muthee’ too much here. He could send a spell or two her way…..

9 10 2008
Regi

judi hussein that one Obama (16:31:13) :

Cindy, Baracks feet are too big for your Bruno Magli shoes.

I hope McCain tries to push Cindy/Obama around while Obama is in her shoes ! She’s so pitiful, like a puppet. Isn’t she 20 years younger than him? What was she thinking??

9 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Denise (16:26:48) :

McCain may well have PTSD, but he’s had his temper a lot longer – when he was a toddler and he didn’t get his own way he would hold his breath until he turned blue and passed out, his parents remedied this by dropping him in a bath of cold water. Obviously not up for parents of the year, but hey ho!

If you haven’t already seen it the Rolling Stone story of the Maverick is a great read. It is tagged on earlier threads but you could probably find it by googling Rolling Stone – Maverick.

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_supporter_rants_about_h.php

Beginning to look and sound like 1930’s German Rallies.

9 10 2008
Denise

You all talking about outreach from Repubs . . .

Well, my husband is an unhappy Repub this election [and generally sick due to economy]. But he has continued to get call after call from the same Republican asking for him by his first name, which he doesn’t use, and imploring him for funds. After a few messages were left, I was lucky enough to answer the phone. And asked them to take us off their list, that he’d had surgery and could not participate. No calls since.

9 10 2008
Ranting

Nice one Alaska !! About time the leash is tightened on a stray dog… or should I say b***ch.
Matter of time before her mouth and actions get the better of her.

9 10 2008
Regi

@lis 60

I never went to a good school in my life but can I be an “elite liberal” too? Don’t leave me with the scary people.

9 10 2008
Pursang

Martha Toon (15:40:11) …said:

“She’s giving us plenty of material, and here in Alaska we have a big decision to make if she returns”.

Of all of this I think how things go when she returns is going to be the most interesting. Obviously she had dug herself a huge PR hole and she has made quite a few very public enemies who are no longer fearful of her. She has been exposed for who and what she is and things have been uncovered that I would believe warrant removal from office.

So what do Alaskans do as she returns for her remaining 2+ years of her term? To a degree I think the answer will come from the people and not the members of your State Legislature. Having seen photo’s of your rallies I believe the people don’t like what they’ve been witnessing and has uncovered and will make an honest attempt to send her packing. She doesn’t want to be in Juneau anyways so send her back to Wasilla from wence she came.

Regardless of what happens you all should be proud of what you’ve done for not only your state but your country as well. I don’t say this because I’m a petty vindictive partisan Democrat. I say this as someone who believes in truth, in honesty, and in governing for the people and not for yourself. There is only one reason Sarah Palin wanted to be Governor and that was for the power. Not for what she could do for the people but for what the office could do for her. That is the reason I’m proud of you all because I believe that’s what you all had in your heart as you insisted that the truth of what the Palin’s did had to be uncovered. It had to be uncovered for the sake of your state as well as for those that she wronged.

Enjoy your evening all….

9 10 2008
Denise

Oh well, at that age, temper tantrums are common. But McCain may have a temper problem too. Neither untreated PTSD or anger needing management are good in a Prez.

9 10 2008
TheraP

Is Palin just as “obsessed” now with trying to take Obama down as she was “obsessed” with trying to get her brother-in-law fired in Alaska. She’s a woman of Vendettas! See my blog here:

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/10/youd-call-that-an-obsession.php

9 10 2008
rachelbirds

Hooray for Supreme
Court of Alaska — things are
coming together.

http://thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/october-9-2008-2/

9 10 2008
no more

Great Day for Alaskans! But what the heck is going on in the Gov’s office? I went to the website today and find out that “September is Energy Efficiency Month” and the Gov’s Spotlight is “Comments and Blessings for Trigg Paxson Van Palin”. Not to worry though the website also says “Welcome to the online office of Governor Sarah Palin. We continue to provide new photos, audio, news and information to the public every week.” No wonder the office won’t return my emails, no one is there! Remember…PROTEST SARAH PALIN RALLY, Saturday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. Downtown Juneau in front of the State Capitol.

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

@ TheraP (16:40:38) :
I’d call it an obcession

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Excuse me, obsession

9 10 2008
Divatalk Hussein

Laurie
So let me ask this. Under a socialist system, can any and everyone
still have the opportunity to make as much money as they want using
a free enterprise system? And those who are wealthy, do they still receive
this type of benefits in health care, etc?

9 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

After the report is released, there’s no doubt in my mind, that whose baby is whose will be the last thing anyone is talking about.
That report is going to open one big can of worms.
Aside from the abuse of power aspect, there’s the using insecure public mail-servers for state stuff, there’s CC’ing your KNOWN Radical (known to SP) on the STATE Blackberry that you gave him and the state pays for, there’s the flights your husband has taken and have been reported as gifts with the “boys” from Pebble Mine, there’s the question of your husband having any access whatsoever when he works for BP, there’s the cutting of subsistence hunting and fishing for those who natives NEED it to LIVE, there’s firing Irl Stambaugh for wanting to close the Wasilla bars at 2:30 to keep the drunks off the road, her own donations from Bill Allen(nobody has tied her to him yet?), the little hacking of email she herself did on Reudrich to get him out of her RNC way, getting access to files which she knows was unethical…the list goes on and on.

It only has to open a speck, it’s been festering, and those folks who, up to now, have either been afraid to talk or thought laying a lawsuit would be futile,..will find new energy.
I can’t wait.

9 10 2008
Divatalk Hussein

What is the possibility that the report will reveal that nothing
was done which would be considered abuse of power?

9 10 2008
Jeanne7

Oh baby! This place has always been the bright spot of my day, and it just got a little brighter!!

Observation: I’ve found myself strangely calm in the mist of the escalating storm of hate inducing, riot inciting filth spewing from JM and SP. It came to me today just why. While the repubs attempt to twist and contort Obama into the most vile person on earth, they’ve missed something very crucial. America, for the most part, is a nation that roots for and supports the underdog. We go to the movies and cry our guts out until Benji finds his way home. We scream ourselves sensless when the smallest child on the pee-wee team gets an unexpected steal and starts pumping his little legs towards the goal post. Obama throughout his campaign has demonstrated superb grace and humility, even when the polls had him behind. Every day JM and SP are looking more like the vulgar and vile creatures they believe, they are portraying him as. Now I am not so naive that I don’t believe evil people live amongst us. I’ve heard their vicious shouts of “Terrorist!”, and “Kill him!”. However, I am content to allow the bullies their day as they line up to administer punch after sucker punch. My faith is in those of us that on November 4th will stand up, and proudly cast our vote for the man that has withstood it all.

OBAMA/BIDEN 08′

9 10 2008
curlyhairedmomnyc

AKM

I am not well versed in AK law, but, if the NYTimes article that I posted a link to earlier is correct, shouldnt someone, anyone be investigating whether Todd Palin’s actions in reviewing Wooten’s file constitued a violation of this
AK statute:

Alaska Stat. § 39.25.080 (2008)

Sec. 39.25.080. Personnel records confidential; exceptions

(a) State personnel records, including employment applications and examination and other assessment materials, are confidential and are not open to public inspection except as provided in this section.

(b) The following information is available for public inspection, subject to reasonable regulations on the time and manner of inspection:

(1) the names and position titles of all state employees;

(2) the position held by a state employee;

(3) prior positions held by a state employee;

(4) whether a state employee is in the classified, partially exempt, or exempt service;

(5) the dates of appointment and separation of a state employee;

(6) the compensation authorized for a state employee; and

(7) whether a state employee has been dismissed or disciplined for a violation of AS 39.25.160( l ) (interference or failure to cooperate with the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee).

(c) A state employee has the right to examine the employee’s own personnel files and may authorize others to examine those files.

(d) An applicant for state employment who appeals an examination score may review written examination questions relating to the examination unless the questions are to be used in future examinations.

(e) In addition to any access to state personnel records authorized under (b) of this section, state personnel records shall promptly be made available to the child support services agency created in AS 25.27.010 or the child support enforcement agency of another state. If the record is prepared or maintained in an electronic data base, it may be supplied by providing the requesting agency with access to the data base or a copy of the information in the data base and a statement certifying its contents. The agency receiving information under this subsection may use the information only for child support purposes authorized under law.

9 10 2008
Cynamen Hussein Alaska Blue

Thank you Lord….Let there be Light! Hallelujah!

9 10 2008
califpat

Katiebegood:
Whew! Thank you for that website and the information concerning Acorn. I was getting thoroughly depressed especially after having received the great news concerning Troopergate. An emotional roller coaster ride. I am so glad that this site exist because it is helping me through this tulmultuous election ride. You dont know that you are my lifeline right now. Thanks for the very informative intelligent information and the humor. You guys keep me laughing at a very serious time. Again thanks, katiebegood, you brought back from panic. I Loooooove this site.

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

George W. Bush, Todays worst person in the world…Thank you, Olbermann.

9 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Friday Surprise? Just reported on Drudge

WASH TIMES Friday: Obama secretly tried to sway Iraqi government to ignore Bush deal on keeping troops in Iraq… Developing…

9 10 2008
West Virginian

I’m excited. Reports are that Obama is ahead of McCreepy by 8 points in WV! That’s unbelievable.

I got my Obama/Biden magnet in the mail today!!

9 10 2008
Susan

The Acorn thing (if it’s not a Republican gimmick) can be blamed on a rogue employee. Just like McCain can blame a rogue employee for the McCain campaign registering the domain voteforthemilf (MILF was a new term to me, but I guess it wasn’t to McCain).

http://www.govgap.com/2008/09/28/john-mccain-own-voteforthemilfcom/

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Diva talk – It is a democracy with social programs. – please! Just like England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, etc, etc, etc. etc. You can do what you bloody well want, but you pay higher taxes which pay for the medical system, school system, etc – just like the US, only your taxes don’t pay for medical. Why would that be, you might ask – well, why don’t you ask the powerful lobby groupS in the US who pay BIG BUCKS to keep the medical system a ‘for-profit’ entity. It is absolutely disgusting that these creeps are getting extremely rich off the backs of the ill and dying citizens OF THEIR OWN COUNTRY.

9 10 2008
Women who run with the Wolves

Check out the front page news of the New York Times. Monegans former HR person has broken her silence and is spilling the beans. SP did in fact call Monegan in regards to putting pressure on him to get rid of Wooten. They also logged three dozen phone calls from family, staff and SP herself.

9 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

TheraP

Indeed an obsession, and to me like a control freak who is losing control, just like O’Rielly, Hannity et al over on Faux. All squealing like stuck pigs (in Lipstick naturally).

9 10 2008
nancy-INDIANA: a.k.a. buck shot nugent van palin

I’m excited. Reports are that Obama is ahead of McCreepy by 8 points in WV! That’s unbelievable.

I got my Obama/Biden magnet in the mail today!!
_______________________________________________

holy heck! wow awesome, where did you see that? i’m still waiting on my magnet.

9 10 2008
Laurie

@Diva.

Yes….I can make as money money as I want, provided I want to work hard. Its no different than living in America except I pay higher taxes…and I get health care no matter what.

My hubby and I both work…and we run a business besides. We do very well….and hopefully will continue to.

Were you under the impression that there is a set wage or salary for everything? I for instance…negotiate my salary and benefits. Its based on my education…my experience and my references. Hubby works in a unionized environment, so his wages are rated….but very high and all kinds of perks and benefits. He has 7 weeks of paid vacation a year…and the company matches his rrsp’s every month.

Its not scary here Diva. We have good lives…excellent ones in fact, if we work toward it with education and hard work. If one cannot for some reason work though…they need not worry about the basics of life like healthcare etc.

We have out problems …but we strive to fix things. Gay marriage is legal here…and since I have a sis who is gay..that pleases me immensely. You cannot imagine how happy I was the day she married.

9 10 2008
West Virginian

It was from American Research Group. Hope it’s real!

http://americanresearchgroup.com/pres2008/WV08.html

I get updates from WVDemocrats.com.

9 10 2008
Laurie

@

vlad…omg…thankyou. I was scared there for a bit. I was confused why someone so close would not understand the Canadian system. Its not dangerous or scary…really its not.

9 10 2008
Rob in Santa Cruz, Ca

curlyhairedmomnyc your question about the real issue is right on point.

Listen, it’s just poor judgement to fire someone for the wrong reason. And Todd sticking his nose into things is also worth a slap on the hand.

But accessing someone’s personnel file is a different ball game. Sharing it with people who don’t have access is a big big problem. Sharing personal health information from a Worker’s Comp file is a major federal law violation. And when you do it for a malicious reason, with intent to cause harm….well I think there is serious legal trouble down the road if that in fact happened.

But there is an immediate question that is very important to each of us, though maybe not to the lawyers: Why does the Governor allow her husband to make hundreds of contacts for a personal vendetta? Why does he have this access? Why did she not stop this?

Do we want that in the White House? Do I even have to ask the question?

9 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Palin’s kind of patriotism from the NYTimes-

Criticizing Sarah Palin is truly shooting fish in a barrel. But given the huge attention she is getting, you can’t just ignore what she has to say. And there was one thing she said in the debate with Joe Biden that really sticks in my craw. It was when she turned to Biden and declared: “You said recently that higher taxes or asking for higher taxes or paying higher taxes is patriotic. In the middle class of America, which is where Todd and I have been all of our lives, that’s not patriotic.”

Skip to next paragraph

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
Thomas L. Friedman

Go to Columnist Page » Readers’ Comments
“We all have to … pay our fair share, but we must insist that our government be wise and honest in spending our money.”
Clara, Chicago
Read Full Comment »
What an awful statement. Palin defended the government’s $700 billion rescue plan. She defended the surge in Iraq, where her own son is now serving. She defended sending more troops to Afghanistan. And yet, at the same time, she declared that Americans who pay their fair share of taxes to support all those government-led endeavors should not be considered patriotic.

I only wish she had been asked: “Governor Palin, if paying taxes is not considered patriotic in your neighborhood, who is going to pay for the body armor that will protect your son in Iraq?

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Laurie, did you just hear the news? Our banks are fine and have just been confirmed as the strongest and safest in the world, ahead of Sweden and Switzerland’s banks. Given that the Asian markets just opened a short while ago and are plummeting, I’m feeling a little better. Thank goodness for solid regulations and no bad papaer.

9 10 2008
nancy-INDIANA: a.k.a. buck shot nugent van palin

Laurie, did you just hear the news? Our banks are fine and have just been confirmed as the strongest and safest in the world, ahead of Sweden and Switzerland’s banks. Given that the Asian markets just opened a short while ago and are plummeting, I’m feeling a little better. Thank goodness for solid regulations and no bad papaer.
________________________________________

i’m so glad for you. we here in the US are so screwed.

9 10 2008
ECS

I read at the Alaska state republican platform that one of their positions is that the governor should have exclusive power of appointment for judgeships.

Got me to thinking–why so?

Might be worth some looking into by Mudflats and co.

9 10 2008
Lulu

Crust wrote: “Friday Surprise? Just reported on Drudge. WASH TIMES Friday: Obama secretly tried to sway Iraqi government to ignore Bush deal on keeping troops in Iraq… Developing…”

Crust, no worries. The WASH TIMES is a right wing rag. It’s not the WASHINGTON POST….

9 10 2008
Denise

Well I just saw McCreepy hug a black at a rally man who begged for McNasty to “take it to him [Obama].” By the way, the single sole solitary only NONwhite individual I have seen in a McPalin crowd.

9 10 2008
inwoodite

This is off topic, but after my celebratory glass for the Supreme Court decision. Why do I find myself thinking that if Barack Obama, due to an adulterous relationship, had left Michelle, who is close to his age (just hypothetical, he’d never do it!) and was now running for prez with a first lady 18 years younger than himself (age 29), and selected a VP candidate who is TWENTY-EIGHT years younger than himself (age 19), folks would freak out? McCain is a misogynist, and that is not discussed much. I can accept that personal relationships are private, but his choice of a running mate is not a private matter. Does anyone ever wonder what this race would look like if Palin happened to be an unattractive woman or, heaven help us, over age 50?

9 10 2008
Denise

Deciphered sentence:

Well I just saw McCreepy hug a black man at a rally who had begged for McNasty to “take it to him [Obama].” By the way, the single sole solitary only NONwhite individual I have seen in a McPalin crowd.

9 10 2008
shilo442

MSNBC< RACHAEL

McCain is going to bring up REV.Wright and the next debate, why isn’t LIDDY being brought out more, thats McCains blood brother.

9 10 2008
"That One!" aka Dal

Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin, I heard today on NPR that the Canadian banks are the safest, so I am guessing that you’re from Canada. We’re originaly from Kenya & probably we should think to move to Canada if McHaters win.

9 10 2008
Laurie

@nancy…yes I did know that. When the bottom fell out of the american market a few weeks back…I called the investment firm we use. He (investor) told me not to worry. He explained to me at the time about our regulations on our banks…no worries…none at all. I only invest using the medium range…some folk go risky I guess…but I am not brave enough for that.

I do feel bad though, that the misinformation is so bad that some people would think that we dont live in a democracy. In fact…we have more than 2 political parties, so it keeps the government more honest.

For those that dont know…on the 14th..we have a federal election. Its looking like we are headed for another minority government which is good…its the way we like it.

9 10 2008
Denise

inwoodite, of course McCain gets the benefit. Obama would be fried.

With regards to creepy Repub female politicians over 50, there is a NM named Heather Wilson (I think that is her name) who makes my blood run cold. She lies from one sentence to the next, baldly, and cooly with a smile and righteous arrogance. Stunning. Palin might be looking to her for lessons. A rattler without a rattle.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

curlyhairedmomnyc (16:47:03) :

We need to ask our lawyer lurkers about that….but seems to me you’re on track!

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

i’m so glad for you. we here in the US are so screwed
______________

Not just the US, pretty well in the majority of the countries around the world, especially Iceland and South Korea. Prime Minister Brown of England was on the tube last night and was trying to calm his countrymen. But there is no doubt – the root of all this economic destruction originated on Wall Street with its lack of regulations, oversight and usury practices against their own customers. They then bundled the bad paper (ABCP) and sold them to other banks around the world, hence the spread of the corruption.

9 10 2008
Regi

Denise (17:14:48) :

inwoodite, of course McCain gets the benefit. Obama would be fried.

With regards to creepy Repub female politicians over 50, there is a NM named Heather Wilson (I think that is her name) who makes my blood run cold. She lies from one sentence to the next, baldly, and cooly with a smile and righteous arrogance. Stunning. Palin might be looking to her for lessons. A rattler without a rattle.

She’s a freak isn’t she? I had to Wikipedia her, she’s just playing to the base, maybe for another senate run or Fox News show. Those weird smiley conservative TV women must be crawly with self loathing.

9 10 2008
Cynamen Hussein Alaska Blue

Chin Trout Hussein (NJ) (13:41:22) :

Perhaps you should have your 12 year old daughter speak to your Mom in Fl…just might make the difference.

Just a thought…

9 10 2008
Regi

Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (17:15:19) :

i’m so glad for you. we here in the US are so screwed
______________

Not just the US, pretty well in the majority of the countries around the world, especially Iceland and South Korea. Prime Minister Brown of England was on the tube last night and was trying to calm his countrymen. But there is no doubt – the root of all this economic destruction originated on Wall Street with its lack of regulations, oversight and usury practices against their own customers. They then bundled the bad paper (ABCP) and sold them to other banks around the world, hence the spread of the corruption.

Now, now it’s Barney Frank’s fault. Just his you know, who knew he’s been in charge for 8 years !

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ “That One!” aka Dal

Lol – most of our neighbours are from the States (as is my husband and, yes, he has voted already) – we’ve had a huge influx of Americans move up here in the last 4 years. They are frightened to see what direction their country has taken under Bush and his neo-cons and religious zealots. I’m sure they’ll move back once the country becomes more tolerant and self-disciplined. VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN

9 10 2008
Michele

Scary interview with Max Blumenthal about his new Salon article on Palin’s associations with psycho members of the AIP. He specifically talks about her attempt to appoint Steve Stole (sp?) to her vacant city council seat after she became mayor, much to the dismay of other Wasilla residents who were afraid of this violent, paranoid man. She’s just mean all the way through, isn’t she?

9 10 2008
Divatalk Hussein

Laurie and Vlad,
Thanks tons. I had no impression, scary or otherwise. Mostly confused. I saw the videos and people yelling out Obama is socialist. I was trying to determine what was wrong with that.

I told my son yesterday if McCain won I was moving to Canada. Hmmm that may
not be that bad. I am fighting now for my youngest son child support. Have a small
online business but (since spending so much time here I’m not getting much done there, but that’s a different story) with no health insurance.
*****
OBAMA UP IN WV!! That is not possible. Whoa, that would be amazing!

9 10 2008
Laurie

@Denise…I watched that Heather person too..on MSNBC. I had to switch to cnn for a bit…she was making me crazy. That smile…it seems to be common amongst a few of those fools. McCain has it too. Its forced..and its slimy.

9 10 2008
Cynamen Hussein Alaska Blue

Denise (17:10:53) :

Deciphered sentence:

Well I just saw McCreepy hug a black man at a rally who had begged for McNasty to “take it to him [Obama].” By the way, the single sole solitary only NONwhite individual I have seen in a McPalin crowd.
———————————————
And undoubtedly paid quite handsomely….but it won’t work!

NOT THIS TIME.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Regi (16:37:57) :

@lis 60

I never went to a good school in my life but can I be an “elite liberal” too? Don’t leave me with the scary people.
————————————————————————

There are none so ignorant as those who will not learn! You are one of us! (Whatever that is!)…tiny liberal Arts college in PA, here!

9 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Denise (17:09:20) :

Well I just saw McCreepy hug a black at a rally man who begged for McNasty to “take it to him [Obama].” By the way, the single sole solitary only NONwhite individual I have seen in a McPalin crowd.

I wonder how much they paid him to do that?
I bet he felt strange being in the middle of a mcKKK rally.

9 10 2008
Laurie

@
diva

I watched the video of those neanderthals. They honestly dont know what they are talking about. They have no idea what a social democracy is…because if they did, they would see how stupid they are. I get angry listening to them…but then I just stop and remember…I have health care…all kinds of safety nets. Many of them dont, and they dont get that they should…that they are entitled to it. Their loss, but I am just sorry that so many of you have to suffer because of them.

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ Regi – LOL, poor Barney!

9 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

Re: Cindy, Baracks feet are too big for your Bruno Magli shoes.

Memo to Cindy: Neither Barack or 99% of America can afford your Bruno Magli’s (starting price for women’s pumps.= $200. Avg. price of women’s shoes at Target or Walmart = $15. In other words, what Cindy McCain spends in shoes each day would buy 13.3 homeless women a new pair of shoes to wear this winter.

CINDY: You’re the only spoiled rich woman left in America to be able to afford your shoes!

Anyone have a guess on how many hundred pairs of Bruno Magli’s she’s got in each of her 7 homes??!!

9 10 2008
Lara

@badfinger: “Lara” it doesn’t bother you that mom and dad are concealing this to avoid an embarrassing situation?

No, it really doesn’t. Not for a moment. It’s not just lying to avoid embarassment. It’s (maybe) lying to protect your daughter and grandchild from public scrutiny, humiliation and condemnation, about something that will have no effect on the nation, our families, or anyone else. It really just doesn’t matter to my life. I thought Clinton lying about consensual, private sex was none of our business (a dispicable guy and a predator, and I’d be pissed if I was Hillary, Chelsea or Monica, but not worth weakening the presidency over – and the nation paid a cost for it – including the republicans.)

I’m concerned about her (lack of) ethics, her (lack of) intelligence, her ignorance, her vindictiveness. I’d probably be concerned about her positions on things if she would ever explain them in something beyond sound bites. But covering up for her daughter’s pregnancy (IF it’s true,) not in the least. AS it turns out, I had a friend in college who’s parents did the same thing. Very nice family. My sister had a friend who knew of a similar situation for a family down the street. You can argue whether it’s a good idea or not. What lies need to be told to who for how long. But from a political standpoint, I don’t care.

9 10 2008
Butterfliesatnight

Thank God, finally some honesty in something. We’ll be chomping at the bit for this news on Friday. I’ve passed this site onto 100 plus women down here in the lower 48, keep up the good work, we are ALL addicted badly, lol

9 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Bring on Troopergate! I am watching CNN, only Bay Buchanan is still backing up SWWNBN, because Bay loves that evangelical thing. Kathleen Parker & someone else are expressing disgust.

BTW: I live in the Lehigh Valley PA. There are plenty of normal Democrats here who are not voting for McCain. I am appalled[boy, I say that alot!] by the behaviour of those people at the rally yesterday. And, if McCain wins, I’m failing my citizenship test on purpose! [yes, I say that alot too]

9 10 2008
bPoint

Take a minute to realize what is really going to be uncovered. Sarah and Todd not only went out their way to have Wooten fired, and when he wasn’t fired, made Monegan pay with his own job, but the really really unsavory crime she committed and which will rise to the top, is the threatening to cancel or not renew the Worker Comp contract, and the fact a new contract was granted at a price much greater than the lowest bidder had offered.

9 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Seems like this is an appropriate time to remember good ‘ole Joe six pack, as Palin (and the rest of them for that matter) seem to fall into that category:
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too.
He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.
Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air.
He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe’s employer pays these standards because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FDIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe also forgets that his in addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he attended a state funded university.
Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the tax-payer funded roads.
He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans.
The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to.
Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.”
I saw this over at

9 10 2008
Denise

Regi: She’s a freak isn’t she? I had to Wikipedia her, she’s just playing to the base, maybe for another senate run or Fox News show. Those weird smiley conservative TV women must be crawly with self loathing.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I tried to go to her website in Congress, but it was a dead page (and how appropriate?). Then I went to a same name homepage and WAS ATTACKED. Norton fought it off, but just warning you. Maybe “they” don’t want us checking on her. Oooo…..booo…..spppooooky.

She would be PerFect for FOX, if and only if she goes under the knife. Like Greta Van S did. Or go for a sex change. But she just doesn’t look like the FOX female anchors. And she lies too baldly for CNN.

9 10 2008
Laura in Phoenix, AZ

I just wanted to pop on your site real quick and and say YEAH SUPREME COURT!!!

Real life is taking priority to reading all of your blogs…I have two weimaraners that are demanding their walk! Keep up the great work….YOU ALL ARE A GIFT!

9 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Mudpuppies… Rachel Maddow is a must see tonight… go to http://www.salon.com for details about AIP and Sarah… and next up is an AK senator on Troopergate… WHOO HOO!!!

9 10 2008
Denise

Lurker and Cynamen, plants are standard operating procedure. Think about Bush and the planted reporter that turned out to be a male hooker.

I’d sure hate to get a hug from McCreepy.

9 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Regarding ACORN, I read early this week that they were going to be a new focus.

I’m pretty much expecting a new raid at least every second day.

9 10 2008
PJ

“In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Mr. Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.

“To all of us, it was a campaign to get rid of him as a trooper and, at the very least, to smear the guy and give him a desk job somewhere,” said Kim Peterson, Mr. Monegan’s special assistant, who like several other aides spoke publicly about the matter for the first time. ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/10trooper.html?hp

9 10 2008
Denise

Nebraska, I am enjoying Rachel tonight, too. I am so glad she is on the tube. Proud for my girls to see a bright thinking woman comport herself professionally and demonstrate excellence. Unlike Governor-Flirt-AbusePower-ExploitChildren-Wink-MemorizeInsteadOfThink-Hypocrit-BlameCouric-Palin.

9 10 2008
bPoint

How low will he go? And you know the McCain camp is going to do their best to create a distraction to drown out this Branchflower report.
McCain is getting so frustrated with the lack of success of his smear campaign, I would not be surprised his people planted some weed on Obama’s kids and had them arrested.

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ Lurker “That one” Hussein Palin

I love that article – it was in the LA Times a number of years back and is sooooo true.

9 10 2008
nancy-INDIANA: a.k.a. buck shot nugent van palin

in newsweek. it looks like she might try to pin this on Todd:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/157704/page/1

9 10 2008
prettybrown

MSNBC is talking about troopergate

9 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Denise… I agree! Terrific role model!

9 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

oops in my last post I ment to give credit to http://www.americablog.com/
for that post.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Rachel Maddow reports that Sarah exonerated herself—before the Branchflower report is released tomorrow!

9 10 2008
fattoush babaganoosh

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JpbGsuMlPhA

Please watch from 7:00. OMG

9 10 2008
prettybrown

McCain campaign just released an investigative report clearing Sarah of any wrong doing in troopergate. They just released it tonight. according to MSNBC Tachel Maddow

9 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Did you already discuss Cindy McCain’s breathtakingly abysmal dismissal of PTSD? Untrained 18 year olds without the training her guy had. My God, do they even have a clue what they do to millions of men and women with their ignorance and stupid comments????

9 10 2008
Denise

Did I just hear that the Admin Panel Alternative Palin Investigation RELEASED A STATEMENT CLEARING PALIN???

Hmmmm. McPalin might be dreading the Branchwater Report being released. Let’s hope it is released.

9 10 2008
Badfinger

“NoCalGal” not to mention Fraud. If “Trig” is Sarah’s son then no harm has been done, but if Sarah is “Trig’s” grandmother, well then she has attempted to defraud all of us not to mention insurance fraud and this means conspiracy and criminal intent!
Lets see the documents.

9 10 2008
prettybrown

OOps Rachel Maddow what happend to that 10 seconds to edit your comment

9 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Pretty brown, I am stunned. Stunned to hear that. Who woulda thunk that?

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Seems Sarah is trying to pre-empt the report. What is Sarah saying…that she already has a report from her own investigation?

AKM please enlight.

9 10 2008
Homesick4Seattle

Hi everyone!! AKMuckracker, everyone involved with this blog, thank you so much for reporting the truth. I am appalled at the level of corruption. I’m sure a lot of Alaskans didn’t know the extent of Palin’s corruption, so I don’t blame them as I have before. The polls reflect their distaste for the embarassment from their Governor. I’m rambling.

This is a valuable site and thank you so much for reporting on Palin, which the msm seem to be scared to do.

Please everyone, let’s continue the fight. Donate. Encourage everyone to vote, carpool if you have to. Send absentee ballots. Don’t be distracted by the games we know the McCain campaign is playing with the despicable race-baiting tactics.

Reading this blog, I am proud of Americans standing up and demanding change and truth.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

I need to go to bed! Did SP exonerate herself on the eve of the Branchflower report?

WTF?

9 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Cassie.. that’s what she is saying… she has cleared herself. She’s good at that.

9 10 2008
Denise

PTSD is not just for veterans. It happens across all age, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic segments. I am a nursy person who did some grad work on PTSD treatment in disaster.

Yes, Nebraska, they are doing damage with their ignorant statements. And I don’t believe they care. Remember, McCain has a 20% voting record from the disabled vets. McCain is McCain First.

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (17:48:44) :
Cleared herself?????????????????????????????????????????????????/

(Need another glass of wine) but that spells GUILT to me!!

9 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

what? the mccain camp just issued a statement saying nothing is going to happen with regards to Palin tomorrow?

9 10 2008
Anonymous

Pretty Brown wrote: “McCain campaign just released an investigative report clearing Sarah of any wrong doing in troopergate. They just released it tonight, according to MSNBC Rachel Maddow.”

I just read the NY Times. WHOOOOAAAA. Between that story and the upcoming Branchflower report, the McCain campaign can “clear” her til the cows come home and it won’t amount to a hill of beans. SHE’S TOAST.

9 10 2008
rdy2wlk

Rachel Maddow has been awesome tonight. First a discussion on the AIP and their support for Palin. I was a little disappointed that it did not reveal that First Dud had been a member. Then, they had the Alaska State Senator Makalski, and I am sorry if I misspelled his name, discussing Troopergate. Great information for the rest of the world to see. I felt quite in the know, thanks to Mudflats.

Obama/Biden ’08

from Red Tennessee, but if NC and possibly WV can go blue, there is hope for us too.

9 10 2008
Badfinger

“Lara” is conspiracy to defraud all of us and insurance fraud ok with you? I don’t care if it is Bristol’s baby or not, I understand wanting to protect the family but not at the expense of the the country, its that simple. Lets see the documents.

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Just hearing Ari Fleischer saying that “Sarah Palin has made a real difference to the race” – well, ari, yes she has – a very negative difference. These creeps would sell their own mothers and children to make a point.

9 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Waiting for it to make it somewhere (HuffPo) etc. Drinking here too. Golly, she must be magic, yup yup. Also.

9 10 2008
Denise

Maddow said it was “just in” while talking to Alaska state senator M-something. But it was a quick sentence. Seemed to be from the Alternative Panel, you know, the one the Gov appoints.

9 10 2008
hmm

By MATT APUZZO – 6 minutes ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — On the eve of a report on a legislative panel’s abuse-of-power investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report clearing her of any wrongdoing.

Palin, running mate to Republican presidential nominee John McCain, is the subject of two inquiries into whether she abused her power by firing her public safety commissioner. The commissioner says he was dismissed for resisting pressure to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law, a state trooper.

Lawmakers are expected to release their findings Friday.

The report the McCain-Palin campaign released Thursday night says the firing was based on a budget dispute. Since then, the report says, the matter has been muddled with innuendo, rumor and politics.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

9 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

I’ve been emailing the AIP story to everyone!! Cnn-Larry King, RFK-the other day & he wrote a story toady for Huff post, several blogs, so far no one except KO and FRK, KOs
No MSM wants to run with this story, I have sent this info to factcheck.org (it appears that they are NOW DENYING she was a member,even though it is documented on the you tube) Sent to moveon.org. Obama needs to come out with a ad about it, pure and simple. Just to make them STFU!!!!:furious:

9 10 2008
PJ

I have no idea what report Rachel Maddow was referring to (the one exonerating Palin), and a quick Google turns up nada.

9 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Gotta love innuendo, rumor and politics…

9 10 2008
Lulu

hmmmm wrote: “The report the McCain-Palin campaign released Thursday night says the firing was based on a budget dispute. Since then, the report says, the matter has been muddled with innuendo, rumor and politics.”

THAT IS HILARIOUS!!!! THEY ARE TOAST, TOAST, TOAST.

9 10 2008
Denise

rdy2wlk, I saw some strong Obama support at the debate. Chris Matthews was really searching for even one McCain supporter. Then he found one, and it was like she was let out of a celler. Monotone spoutings of fear and dogma.

9 10 2008
Denise

thanks hmmm. You are too kind and good at the google.

9 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

How can they clear her when they don’t have access to legal reports from Branchflower? NOT!

9 10 2008
prettybrown

LOL I am not surprised at all. Sounds just like the McCain campaign. LOL Just tooooooo funny.

9 10 2008
cmac

Oh I’m sure Sarah can explain! It’s all a terrible misunderstanding, and she’ll set the record straight during her next press conferen…….

uh, never mind.

9 10 2008
bPoint

Sarah Louise Palin is now clear and ready to VP or even President of our great country. See she has done nothing wrong and she proved it too.

Wow, I am so happy that Sarah is in the clear….Now I don’t have to read the legislatures report tomorrow. I am so glad she came forth and put all those lies and rumors to rest.

Does any feel like the woman who stole your watch offering to help look for it

9 10 2008
hmm

I think they are toast and they know it🙂

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

tit for tat – where is that link re the republican Lt-governor and the Democratic governor? I can’t remember the state, but the Lt-Governor wrote a newspaper article chastising his own party for the purging of the electoral lists of servicemen, etc. I think the article needs to be sent to CNN to counter-balance the ACORN stuff.

9 10 2008
Denise

Okay, Cassie and Nebraska and all the others with their fav beverages,
I popped the cork on a Napa Cab.

CHEERS.

Yum. Let me toast you again.

Rachel is gonna be on the Leno Show.

9 10 2008
SMR

I read over on Shannyn Moore’s blog that the evil biyatch from hell is now calling the matter “tasergate.” That just f#$%ing pisses me off!!!!!!!!!!!! Could someone please please please explain to her that when her sister is in the room she is just as responsible as Wooten in the matter!

I so hope that that family is drummed out of Alaska. They are the trashiest of the trashy.

9 10 2008
adrian

i was really excited to hear the truth may finally come out until i read the legislators still have to vote to make the findings public. am i mistaken or arent the alaskan legistatiors on vacation until january?? does this mean the public wont find out the truth until then? by january it may be to late! i have been praying everday for the downfall of mccain/palin and was hoping this report just might do it. if its not made public until january, can it still be damaging to her vp prospects?

9 10 2008
Edna

OMG. AP reports that Palin just cleared herself in her probe, pre-empting the report!

Wow, I’m sure every accused person would love to have the power to just fiat they are innocent!

9 10 2008
Denise

adrian, the most damaging thing to her VP prospects is John McCain.

9 10 2008
Halcrow

@ Vlad
Thank goodness for solid regulations and no bad papaer.

That isn’t correct, as our Canadian banks cheerfully bought into the funny-money asset-backet mortgage and derivative Ponzi paper flogged to non-Americans and Americans by Fannie and Freddie, etc…and just as cheerfully sold it onward to Canadian and American retail investors (the SEC told RBC to repay $4.5 billion to Americans who bought the garbage, which RBC will do).

The total cost to the Canadian banks for this Ponzi paper is estimated to be about $19 billion, and they’re holding it waiting for the US assets to recover value; however, inasmuch as nobody really knows what the forward-sold Ponzi paper really covers, the chance of them ever seeing more than a dime on the dollar is slim indeed.

Because banks don’t lose large lumps of money like that and stay solvent, the gov’t has freed up $18 billion in bail-out money, if needed. Solvent banks will recover that $18 billion by way of increased fees and interest spreads so, with a population of about 33 million, that is going to cost every man, woman and child $545 (with 330 miilion people, it’ll cost each American $2,121 to cover the $700 billion).

While the Canadian banks got rooked on those derivatives, that’s pretty much all they’re on the hook for (but our real estate market is dangerously over-valued, too). America is, unfortunately awash in these stupid derivatives and no one knows where the end will be.

Meanwhile, those who created and flogged the Ponzi paper out of nebulous American debt are still sitting there with the cash (except that they likely had the loot stuffed into Goldman Sachs, AIG, Morgan Stanley shares which have imploded themselves).

The recent list of the top 25 male executives in the US for 2007 had four executives of now-defunct Lehman Bros raking in about $600 million dollars…which is a meaningful portion of the $700-billion rescue package.

Of course, these Lehman people must have paid a bit in taxes (which they’ll get back if money returns to the markets and the value of their paper goes up again), so they’re likely sitting around the dining room tables in their various residences busily bemoaning their fate and hoping that the commom man votes for McCain and brings back the golden excesses of the Bush years.

“If they have no bread, can’t they eat cake?” Marie Antoinette, prior to meeting the sharp edge of the guillotine.

9 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

I came up with a theory the other day about why the baby was named Trig.
Perhaps it is code for This Really Isn’t Governor’s?

9 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Oh could we have guessed she would of found herself “innocent”
This hateful, anti-christ,b*tch, really needs a take down…I hope it will be tomorrow, they haven’t been trying to stop it for nothing!
And medical records??? Lets see McCains, lets see saracuda’s!
Everytime I hear her voice I almost get physically ill!
Why does MSM pander to McLame and Saracuda? Why do even the debates pander to them? they are not held to any type of standards what so ever. To stand up and lie, blatantly !!!!:o

9 10 2008
RB-Chicago

As prettybrown just reported MSNBC talked about Troopgate with one of the Alaska state Senators but during that conversation, Rachel Maddow reported that the McSame campaign announced/released their OWN report that clears Palin of any wrong doing…

Ooops…Sounds like Branchwaters’ report could knock this one out of the park….teehee…

9 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@SMR (18:02:31) :

I read over on Shannyn Moore’s blog that the evil biyatch from hell is now calling the matter “tasergate.” That just f#$%ing pisses me off!!!!!!!!!!!! Could someone please please please explain to her that when her sister is in the room she is just as responsible as Wooten in the matter!

I so hope that that family is drummed out of Alaska. They are the trashiest of the trashy.

—————————-

You go, girl!!😀

9 10 2008
adrian

can someone please answer my last post? im in need of some some reassurance. if its not voted on to be made public until january, what good will this report do?

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Can we all say—together—PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE?

This is an example of Republican thinking. You can neutralize anything if you do it first.

When did Sarah give a deposition to her own investigative board? She’s been Mc campaigning. When did her own board look into this? When she came back to Alaska for 36 hours?

I don’t think so!

9 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@adrian (18:07:54) :

They are receiving the report tomorrow. Doesn’t that tell you something?

9 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Great NYT article about Monegan and Palin.
What I don’t get, and it sticks in my craw, is that Wooten had been ordered to pay $1000/month in support to his Ex.
Now, if he didn’t have a job, he wouldn’t be able to pay and,…Todd and Sarah care so little for Molly’s children that they’d rather cut off the cash supply?
That doesn’t make any sense.

I realize Todd has been somewhat emasculated by his wife, but would that drive him to such silly behavior?
I still say Wooten has some D.I.R.T. on them, and that’s the reason for this ‘obsession’,…somebody’s terrified that some dirty little secret is going to be spilled.

9 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

rdy2wlk
On “The View” this morning they did bring up the fact that Todd was a member
of the AIP.

9 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (18:08:38) :

Can we all say—together—PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE?

————————-

Doncha have to wonder which Einstein dreamed it up?

A quote from their lawyer Clarkson today, prior to the hearing:

Clarkson acknowledged he’s also working with, though not receiving payment from, the McCain-Palin campaign.

“Have I talked to them? Sure. Do they tell me what to do? No,” he said, adding: “Sometimes they don’t know what they’re talking about.”

9 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

She’s been pulling the “taser-gate’ switch for a few weeks, trying to point the finger at Wooten when it’s not about him.
Should be called “Ethics-gate”, or “Missing-moral-compass-gate”, or even,…..
PALIN-Gate!

She’s counting on the masses to be dumb enough to think she can over-ride the courts. LOL,..this is getting better all the time.

9 10 2008
Gina

Glad to hear the Alaska Supreme court did the right thing!

Horrified to see the video of the McCain / Palin supporters in line at Lehigh.
My Obama sign was stolen. It all makes me afraid, somehow.

Really happy to see this community is as strong, hopeful, insightful, and supportive as ever. My haven.

Thanks, all.

9 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ Halcrow

Interesting stuff. Do you have sources? I’d like to read up on it.

I think the most disgusting thing of all was that the Washington Mutual CEO could get $13.65 million for 18 DAYS work. How disgusting is that!!

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE48P8LG20080926

9 10 2008
Halcrow

Don’t worry, it’s just meandering McCain playing King Canute, trying to turn back the tide.

Bad day for both McCain and Moonbeam Heffner (Hef hears that he’s lost a girlfriend, but he’s not too sure which one, or what to do with her).

Moonbeam McCain hears that he’s lost an election, but he’s not sure about which one it is either…and he doesn’t know what his fellow prisoners want him to talk about.

9 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

adrian:
I believe the legislators mentioned are those in the legislative committee who are reading the report tomorrow – not the entire legislature.

9 10 2008
prettybrown

LOL at –caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin– Now tell us how your really feel about Palin? LOL

9 10 2008
nancy-INDIANA: a.k.a. buck shot nugent van palin

Moonbeam McCain hears that he’s lost an election, but he’s not sure about which one it is either…and he doesn’t know what his fellow prisoners want him to talk about.
_______________________________
LOL!!

9 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

So, Clarkson does the deed.

This smells so badly that I may have to go outside and barf.

I have one more day to register voters in NC….checking out so I’ll be able to do that.

I really fear for Alaskans. SWWNBN has learned a great deal from the lower 48(49) s#!tters, hasn’t she. If you get a lawyer—from Philly or D.C.—you might just bluff through it!

9 10 2008
Juneau girl

Good new article about Sarah’s AIG buddies. Scary bunch! http://www.salon.com/

9 10 2008
Laura Lee

I’m so glad for you all (and the rest of the U.S. too!!!!) My coworker says I”m obsessed with SP…I guess I just know a resident evil when I see one. Also starting to see yard signs on my street for MC/P…and I won’t touch those. I do believe my area is red red for whatever reason…but my little house is pretty blue!!

9 10 2008
Lulu

In terms of a pre-emptive strike for the McPal team, re: clearing herself:

So typical of their inept, feckless campaign. The damning NY Times article is already out of the gate!! Beat them to it! Ha ha ha ha on them.

9 10 2008
Lulu

I am so happy right now I could cry. If they are this upset now, the Branchflower report MUST BE REALLY BAD.

9 10 2008
Blue Lonestar

Oliver Clark, the man who McCain said probably didn’t know what Fannie Mae was before the financial crisis at the debate posted on his facebook page “Well Senator, I actually did. I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person. I have a bachelor degree in Political Science from Tennessee State, so I try to keep myself up to date with current affairs. I have a Master degree in Legal Studies from Southern Illinois University, a few years in law school, and I am currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration from the University of Memphis. In defense of the Senator from Arizona I would say he is an older guy, and may have made an underestimation of my age. Honest mistake. However, it could be because I am a young African-American male. Whatever the case may be it was somewhat condescending regardless of my age to make an assumption regarding whether I was knowledgeable about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

Ha Ha!

9 10 2008
iona aka Can Lightning

don’t know if this has been posted yet regarding illegal purging of
voters’ registration:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politics/09voting.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ei=5070&emc=eta1

please be aware if you are in one of these states, if you know anyone in
these states – I am forwarding to MSM, local election division, to
Obama campaign.

great news and thanks AKM!

9 10 2008
Political Amazon

[[What is the possibility that the report will reveal that nothing
was done which would be considered abuse of power?]]]

I’m guessing that this investigation will have opened a Pandora’s box of future investigations on Sarah and Todd Palin. We know they believe they are above the law and won’t get caught, so it is highly likely that the same kind of stupid, foolish risks they took in using their power in personal vendettas, and using a virtually unprotected yahoo account for government business they didn’t want scrutinized by the public, will be repeated in other arenas.

Income tax fraud immediately comes to mind, as does the workers’ comp issue.

And there is no telling what else will have surfaced in the cesspool called “Governor Palin’s administration.”

The fact that she cc’d Todd and others on personnel matters, especially the workers comp issue, leaves Alaska and the Palins wide open for lawsuit.

Oh, tomorrow should be interesting…

And thanks to Alaskans who would not give up, and who, with the tenacity of…well, a pit-bull, continued to challenge the Palins until they got action. America thanks you!

9 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Blue Lonestar:
Thanks for the post. I thought it was a dumb assumption (and rude) when he said it.
I said “Sorry for the rude OLD guy” at my television.

9 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

🙂 OOOOOooooooH! KO just mentioned “Troopergate” comes tomorrow, what will it show? heheh PLENTY I HOPE!!!!😀
Resident EVIL! That is it! sociopathic liar, borderline, hubris B*tch!
Un Christian also!!!! I know some Christian and she is not!
Cindy mccain is a drug addict and wooooh! She was not becoming last night, chills at the thought of her being first lady ! I guess she figures that Saracuda has a big mouth so can she. I’ve never seen such shameful behavior in a campaign. :p
Now…my fellow prisoners….!?Probably just a joke by Mclame……:D

9 10 2008
whichferret

I have been saying from the beginning that she was just like the girls in high school that won all the popularity contests, but were awful, awful people. I ended up in a school that was mostly full of them. She is the QUEEN of the MEAN GIRLS!!!! And she never EVER grew up after high school. And at a guess neither did Meghan Stapleton

Whichferret Hussein Proud Democrat stuck in a Red State

9 10 2008
Deb

ok, have been “lurking” here for a bit, just catching up on all the posts made while I as at a class.
Edna- I read the AP report, and it’s pretty much the same thing she has been saying all along….
problem with what she has been saying all along is that she most likely does not know what has been told to the legislative council by all those other people that aren’t her “pals”….maybe she’s been “palling” around with the wrong people???

9 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein Palin)

Divatalk Hussein —

I think Laurie and Vlad have talked you down already, but I’d just like to put in a couple more cents about “isms”. In the US, we tend to hear a lot about four “isms” in the political/economic arena: capitalism, communism, socialism, and fascism. Unfortunately, almost nobody uses any of the terms correctly, which leads to a lot of confusion. And, I admit, when I say “correctly” I mean “the way I do”. However, I think the way I use the terms is pretty close to the historical usage, and the the way most of the evil intellectual elite use them.

Jumping right to socialism: this is the notion that government should take an active role in providing for the basic needs of its citizens. It is a theory about the relationship of government to economy. It is not incompatible with any of the other three “isms”. You can have a little bit of it (Social Security, Medicare, AFDC), more of it (National Health Care as in UK and Canada), or lots of it (cf, Scandanavia, and, perhaps, Alaska). Generally, the more of it you have, the higher your average total taxes will be (the money has to come from somewhere). Interestingly, the “bailout bill” is absolutely an example of socialism, even though it will mostly benefit capitalists.

Capitalism has become, for historical reasons, identified with the United States. This has always seemed a bit odd to me, because the term itself comes from good old Econ 101. The three basic elements of any economy are Capital (the means of production, like factories, or the money to create them), Labor (generally, you and me), and Material (Econ 101 assumes we are in business to produce something physical, so we need iron or light bulbs or other component parts). The basic concept of “capitalism” is that Capital is the most important of the three, and therefore should get preferential treatment (e.g., most of the profits and wild parties).

Frankly, I think most of the Founding Fathers would have gotten out their 2nd-Amendment-protected arms and gone hunting Capitalists, if there had been many around the former Colonies.

To finish, communism and fascism are both more political ideas than economic ones. Both see government as having a high (nay, total) degree of control over economic activity. In practice, this has quickly led to government control over ALL activity. In theory, there are differences between these two “isms”, but in all actual implementations of either one, the enormous power of the central government has corrupted that government and led to dictatorship.

The main remaining difference between them is that liberals tend to call conservatives “fascists” and conservatives call liberals “commies”. Since there are very few real Commies around these days, conservatives have started to substitute “socialist” as a pejorative, because you have to call people something. But any conservative who can contemplate the bailout bill without immediately going into armed revolt does not really get to use “socialist” as an insult. Because, he are one, at least a little.

I’m sure glad I can write stuff at such length here and not get smeared. Thanks, mudpups. (I can easily stand being ignored).

One final terminological point. “Capitalism” has become conflated in the US with “free markets”, and even with “democracy”. This is not necessarily the case. For instance, the canonical example of fascism (Mussolini’s Italy) was strongly capitalist, had centrally controlled markets, and was very undemocratic.

“Free market” economies have, indeed, tended to develop democratic political institutions. But it is important to remember that above the level of a farmers’ market, or a three-card-monte impresario, there aren’t any completely free, unregulated markets any more (well, maybe credit-default swaps; that worked out really well, eh?). It’s a matter of degree, just like socialism.

I myself favor strongly regulated financial and utilities markets, modest regulation of transportation, light regulation of most other markets, and baseline single-payer health care, baseline government funded retirement, and emergency “welfare” support.

I also favor low capital gains tax rates with a fairly long holding period (to encourage long term investment), allowing short-selling but rigorously penalizing naked shorting, and a cap-and-trade market in carbon (as a atarting point).

And world peace, of course.

So, what kind of “ist” does that make me? Don’t worry about it. Just figure out what you’d like the world to look like, and try to move it that direction. If you get worried about “socialism”, think about Social Security. If you get worried about “capitalism”, remember that these here webz basically came from capitalism. If you get worried about “fascism”, vote for Obama/Biden.

There really aren’t any Commies anymore.

Cheers.

9 10 2008
Deb

I’m thinking maybe (since so many of the mccain people et al (texas law group!) have been up there trying to quash the whole thing…it’s worse than she keeps saying…but we shall see

9 10 2008
bPoint

The preempted report by Palin is a good thing. I will clearly show the lunacy of her behavior. It might also be written proof she lied and cover up during the investigation. Most people are too smart to fall for a thief looking for the loot.

9 10 2008
Scotsgirl

Heads up – new post!

9 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Cool beans…It’s ON!
Had me going as well. We in AZ suffered through an impeachment some years back, only OUR Supreme Court went party line and blew it. Mecham went anyway, but it was a much longer haul…and I think he was crazier than the weasel from Wasilla…I think.

Legislative Council…do your stuff!

9 10 2008
Deb

calgrl-
“Now…my fellow prisoners….!?Probably just a joke by Mclame……:D”
now isn’t EVERYTHING he has said that is vile or derogatory or innappropriate just a JOKE???

so after he starts a WAR with one of those vile comments…he’s gonna come back and tell us it was just a joke?

9 10 2008
basspro

I’ve been lurking for a while, and haven’t had time to go through all the comments.

Reading USA Today and it seems Gov. Palin has cleared herself? Sorry – I’m not real familiar with html!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-10-09-palin-ethics-probe_N.htm?csp=34

9 10 2008
Sally

I don’t know how the people of Alaska have put up with Palin’s voice. Man she grates on my nerves and the folksy crap is over the top. She seems to have an accent one minute and then it’s gone the next time you see her. What’s that all about? I just pray that that report has something in it to seen her packing.

McCain is an idiot for picking her.

9 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

check out this you tube “Hey Sarah Palin” song with lyrics, LOL!

9 10 2008
Teresa

Re:”Mad Skillz,
Oh yeah … FIRST!!!!!! She’s going down. Now, let’s focus on getting Baby Trig’s records released and a DNA test to see who his REAL MOM is. My money’s on Bristol.”

YES YES YES I agree, YOU JUST KNOW somethings NOT RIGHT there!!

9 10 2008
Lacy Lady

I am cheering with all of you in Alaska!!! The vile woman needs to get a taste of her own medicine. She should be charged with domestc violence. So should the Florida Sheriff. I think everyone should e-mail the Philadelphia hockey team and tell them to boycott her Sat. night, where she is to throw out the hockey puck–or whatever they call it—In protest for inciting violence at the Rally in Florida. Now the Republicans are complaining about her picture in Newsweek?
Give me a break!! All I can complain about the picture is that she didn’t have a swastika painted on her forehead. Both she and the Sheriff looked and acted like the SS gestobo in Germany , during WWII. I was only a young child during this time, but one never forgets the terror .This performance gave me a chill , right down my back.

9 10 2008
LJP aka Revolver Trooper

Here’s a key passage from the NY Times story, just up on HuffPost. Tomorrow should be very interesting:

“Ms. Palin has denied that anyone told Mr. Monegan to dismiss Mr. Wooten, or that the commissioner’s ouster had anything to do with the trooper. But an examination of the case, based on interviews with Mr. Monegan and several top aides, indicates that, to a far greater degree than was previously known, the governor, her husband and her administration pressed the commissioner and his staff to get Mr. Wooten off the force, though without directly ordering it.

In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Mr. Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.

‘To all of us, it was a campaign to get rid of him as a trooper and, at the very least, to smear the guy and give him a desk job somewhere,’ said Kim Peterson, Mr. Monegan’s special assistant, who like several other aides spoke publicly about the matter for the first time.

Ms. Peterson, a 31-year veteran of state government who retired 10 days before Mr. Monegan’s firing, said she received about a dozen calls herself. ‘It was very clear that someone from the governor’s office wanted him watched,’ she said.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/10trooper.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all

9 10 2008
whichferret

Did anyone see “Dear Abby” today? The one in the KC star anyway talked about Tourettes and the unknown symptoms. One of which is excessive BLINKING. Does this sound like anyone we have been watching? Match that up with all of the tics and the erratic behavior, not to mention cussing and temper.

Just sayin

9 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

basspro:
She can’t clear herself. She can scream “I’m clean!” as loud as she wants, but what she released today was Repug propaganda and an attempt to garner sympathy before the truth barges out tomorrow.

9 10 2008
LJP aka Revolver Trooper

Here are a few paragraphs from the NYTimes story.

Ms. Palin has denied that anyone told Mr. Monegan to dismiss Mr. Wooten, or that the commissioner’s ouster had anything to do with the trooper. But an examination of the case, based on interviews with Mr. Monegan and several top aides, indicates that, to a far greater degree than was previously known, the governor, her husband and her administration pressed the commissioner and his staff to get Mr. Wooten off the force, though without directly ordering it.

In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Mr. Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.

‘To all of us, it was a campaign to get rid of him as a trooper and, at the very least, to smear the guy and give him a desk job somewhere,’ said Kim Peterson, Mr. Monegan’s special assistant, who like several other aides spoke publicly about the matter for the first time.
Ms. Peterson, a 31-year veteran of state government who retired 10 days before Mr. Monegan’s firing, said she received about a dozen calls herself. ‘It was very clear that someone from the governor’s office wanted him watched,’ she said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/10trooper.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all

9 10 2008
Jane

So off topic (if there is a true topic here today!), but this is pretty good…

I’d like to be a fly on the wall if McCain ever has dinner with his hero Petraeus…

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccains_hero_petraeus_i_do_thi.php

Not a whole lot is going right for McPalin now is it? hee hee hee

9 10 2008
LibertyLover

Heh. It appears that Palin is in the clear now… the McCain cmap has sleared Palin of any wrongdoing in advance of the full report due on Friday.

Man, they’re fast.

9 10 2008
Halcrow

Hey Sarah, Sarah

9 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Lulu (17:09:08) :

Crust wrote: “Friday Surprise? Just reported on Drudge. WASH TIMES Friday: Obama secretly tried to sway Iraqi government to ignore Bush deal on keeping troops in Iraq… Developing…”

Crust, no worries. The WASH TIMES is a right wing rag. It’s not the WASHINGTON POST….

This is not something new….this came out a while ago.

9 10 2008
mimi

Dancing in the streets is in order – there is justice after all and it is gonna rip in the halls of Alaska. Check out the Salon article on p – alin – I will also post it elsewhere

9 10 2008
Soldotna Sue

The extreme anger from McCain/Palin groupies demanding they do something “to keep the socialists from taking over our country” really scares me. The yelling of, “kill him,” and “he’s a terrorist” from the crowds that the Barracuda riles up with her hate speech are really a frightening new development in the horrible McCain/Palin campaign. They would do anything to win this election including inciting violence.

9 10 2008
iona aka Can Lightning

LOL – um, officer, I have cleared myself of all charges….

thanks for the Acorn clarification at the Atlantic, the “Joe Six Pack”
essay, and all the links. THANK you AKM and all posters, you keep me
sane – this has become my source for news. you are the best!

9 10 2008
Dr. Patois

Here is the Huffington Post article on McCain camp clearing Sarah before the report is out.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/09/mccain-camp-clears-palin_n_133456.html

9 10 2008
karen

I think all of you Alaskans should print up a bunch of signs that say COME ON HOME SARA, WE WANT TO TALK TO YA, THERE’S SOMETHIN WE WANT TO TELL YA, AND BY THE WAY WHERE IN THE HELL ARE THE HOSPITAL RECORDS ON THE BIRTH OF THAT LAST LITTLE ONE YA HAD, AND WE DON’T WANT OUR STATE TO LEAVE AMERICA, BUT SURE WOULD LIKE YU ALL TO PACK IT UP AND MOVE ON. WE’LL GIVE YA, AH, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT A WEEK TO GET OUT, & THEN WE’LL HAVE TO CHARGE YA, OH SAY, A PER DIEM FOR EVER DAY YA ALL ARE OVER DUE, CAUSE WE DON’T WANT TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNIN & BE ABLE TO SEE YA FROM OUR BACKYARDS.

9 10 2008
iona aka Can Lightning

Ode to Sean Hannity

Aping urbanity
Oozing with vanity
Plump as a manatee
Faking humanity
Journalistic calamity
Intellectual inanity
Fox Noise insanity
You’re a profanity
Hannity

by John Cleese

(from Andrew Sullivan’s site)

9 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

On CNN Larry King Thurs night, Ari Flesher, former White House Secretary for Bush, said the matter would only be a “blip” as no one is interested as it’s about her husand. Of all the shows I’ve watched, this is the first time I’ve seen Ari out talking. Makes you wonder — did CNN ask him or was he put out there by the campaign being a bit nervous.

I have to say, Bay Buchanan is like a rabid dog supporting SP. Make sure you have a rabies shot if you are ever in her vicinity!!

Divatalk Hussein: You asked a question about Canadian having government healthcare. Yes we do. We all have access to care. I presently don’t work but I do not have the worry of health insurance stopping or not transferring to a different employer. None of that. The cost calculations have changed different times to where you don’t even think about it. I believe it now calculates based on your earnings. Mine calculated on my tax return based on investment interest (income). Percentage I can’t remember but was not much. When you have kids or yourself with a major illness or lifelong illness, you are not lying in a hospital fighting with insurance company. The other major benefit — no one looses their houses over medical bills. The ones in US that loose their houses are the sickest or lifelong diseases — that’s disgraceful. I yell at my TV when a story is on about that. There are downsides — sometimes getting specialist appts takes longer than you have. Depends to what it is. If you have to present in emergency, you get seen by specialist if emerg required. We have a doctor shortage in some provinces — know why — US comes to our Health Career Fairs & Med schools and offer big bucks so they go south!! US stealing our drs & nurses with $$$. Seniors at 65, their prescriptions are paid. No need to decide do I get pills or do I eat. Knowing things like that — I have no problem waiting for specialist appts. There are some things not covered as being cosmetic & things I can’t remember. If you want to read more, search say Province of Ontario health or Province of Alberta health. Each Province has there own programs so there are some differences. If I lived in Alberta and visited Ontario — I’m covered. Seriously, I think they make more about it than necessary. Michael Moore talked about the Europe & Canadian in his movie he did. To hear that our drugs not safe for use in US — Canada is not third world. We probably have more regulations on drugs than you. We get free flu shots across the country. Hope this helped a bit.

9 10 2008
Dr. Patois

You may have already read that they “Stumped the candidate” again today.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/09/palin-stumped-again-on-he_n_133449.html
If she happens to read this and learns that she can legally sell Alaska oil overseas, I feel pretty certain she will put dollar before country as she does with LNG.
http://community.adn.com/node/126957
You have to scroll down to see the relevant quote from Palin

“If, in fact, LNG is economically better for Alaska , it will get its chance. TC Alaska has made clear, repeatedly, that they will build a line to Valdez if customers show up at an open season. Let’s be clear, though, that export to Asian markets is the only viable configuration for an LNG project. To suggest – as your ad does – that LNG from Alaska will reach US markets is disingenuous at best.”

What she says regarding delivery to US markets is no longer true but it is clear, for Palin, dollars for Alaska trumps US energy independence. Not begrudging Alaska their profit but the woman, when she is not wondering who Obama is, blathers about being our key to energy independence.

9 10 2008
Jingo Killah

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9 10 2008
Mayflower

Hello Mudflatters, I’m loggin in really, really, late! so please forgive me if I seem off the cuff — please — I’ve got some important stuff to impart….

#1: called Alaskan legislators (earlier-during business hours) with my weigh in on this Branchflower thing…..
#2: my sense, as a lower 48-er, is that they truly ARE interested in OUR opinions & WILL LISTEN — SO KEEP TALKIN!
#3: my STATE reps want a RUN DOWN ON MY TALKS! — which means = thank god there are people listening outside Alaska, ‘eh?’ — so I must go & put together a “Talking Points Memo”
#4: biggest issue: yep, that “Talking Points Memo” is to be emailed to another addy yet…. oh, God, can I add friends????

9 10 2008
Anonymous

“On CNN Larry King Thurs night, Ari Flesher, former White House Secretary for Bush, said the matter would only be a “blip” as no one is interested as it’s about her husband.”

so that’s it, it’s over just like that? WTF?

9 10 2008
Mayflower

OK, before you guys think I’m just a random nutter — let me share this: I’m a former journalist who happened to reach a former Palin staffer today — OMFG!!!! I do. not. know. what. to. say. Except. the. above.

9 10 2008
Teresa

“On CNN Larry King Thurs night, Ari Flesher, former White House Secretary for Bush, said the matter would only be a “blip” as no one is interested as it’s about her husband.”

so that’s it, it’s over just like that? WTF?

9 10 2008
DeMo

Lulu (17:09:08) :

Crust wrote: “Friday Surprise? Just reported on Drudge. WASH TIMES Friday: Obama secretly tried to sway Iraqi government to ignore Bush deal on keeping troops in Iraq… Developing…”

Crust, no worries. The WASH TIMES is a right wing rag. It’s not the WASHINGTON POST….
____________________________________
The original story appeared in the much-respected (HA!) NY Post and was written by Amir Taheri, a “journalist” with a propensity to report false allegations. Basically, he’s a liar.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Amir_Taheri
_________________________________________________________
If it weren’t for the fact that the McCain Palin campaign has done so much that has shocked me, I’d be shocked that they cleared Palin before the release of AK Legislature’s findings. Now? Just sort of laughing. I’d say laughing all the way to the bank, but that’s lost all meaning.

9 10 2008
Anon

First time post here, probably the last…I’m just a spectator mostly…🙂

The only point I want to make about Trig is this. I understand that people question who the mom is, I do too. But not because “she lied about it or didn’t lie”, not because I wish to cause more grief for her already psychologically neglected children….

But I will not believe that Sarah Palin ever did such a thing in order to “be a good parent”, to save her kid any embarassment. She is out for herself and herself alone. She has used Trig as a prop, it has outraged me to no end.

Here’s the reason why who the mom is relevent…..but let me say I don’t care if we ever know the truth.

There have been a lot of pictures that indicate Bristol hangs out with a crowd who drink A LOT of hard liquor.

If her pregnancy and subsequent medical issues for Trig arose from wreckless behavior that her mom did not monitor, control, attend to, etc…and then she adopted baby Trig to avoid the potential problems it would pose if it where known her underage child had child with a medical condition due to ILLEGAL TEENAGE DRINKING……you can see my concern here. It’s another cover up, in a long list of them for Sarah Palin.

That speaks volumes about her decision making skills, it speaks volumes about her her policy of no sex education, and her lust for shaping reality as she wants other to see it–truth be damned. She obviously thinks she’s above the law.

But I don’t care if we ever know the answer regarding Trig. Sarah Palin is a train wreck enough on her own before we need to hurt her children anymore over her wreckless, ego-manical behavior.

That’s my 2 cents.

9 10 2008
Teresa

Mayflower… say what?? … what do you know?

9 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Had a nice evening out drawing, then come home to this amusing news:

PALIN PRE-EMPTS STATE REPORT, CLEARS SELF IN PROBE…
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081010/ap_on_el_pr/palin_troopergate

and I hope that link will post. My, it’s a masterpiece of dissemination and doublespeak. The Truth Squad at its smarmy best.

whee.

9 10 2008
DeMo

David Gergen on Colbert Report tonight. The guy has a lot of good insights. Said the way one campaigns IS the first few months of their presidency. Read into that what you will.

SHOCKED by the African American at the McCain rally. As others have said, how much did they have to pay the guy? And how many showers did Cindy make John take after the handshake.

Of course, African Americans can be Republican, even when a black man is running for office, but the way the audience applauded him was so freaking disengenuous. In any other situation, the people in that venue wouldn’t have looked at him.

9 10 2008
Teresa

Anon, I have heard that more than a few times, that it makes sense with her daughters loose behavior that downs baby is a product of her misguided teenage daughter…but we will never know for sure as she seems to be the master of covering things up, I just hope she just goes away when this is all over.

9 10 2008
old timer AKer

After decades of seeing anything political go the opposite direction of what I have supported, I can’t tell you how good it is for my soul to see my fellow Alaskans win one! Wa-hoo!

NOW, make my day – EVERYONE GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!

9 10 2008
Mayflower

Teresa, I’m not saying anything…… other than praying the report comes out, no one has ‘told me’ anything about it…. My big beef with Mrs Palin is with her and her kids….

9 10 2008
Mayflower

Other than the fact the that there are certain legislators that certainly know this chick does NOT PUT FAMILY FIRST!

9 10 2008
Huh?

Mayflower – spill the beans, inquiring minds want to know!!!!!

9 10 2008
Teresa

Thanks Mayflower… I am getting SO SICK of McPain, and IF they somehow find a way to steal this election, we are going back to Canada!!

9 10 2008
LaNon

Sure, *Mayflower*:

PR media specialist here; post the talking points draft here if you are so inclined, it can go viral. We can already tell that this blog is one that is driving news points so let’s be resourceful!! Truth and Justice.

Also, on the topic of Ari Fleisher heard his family is in a position to profit from the war in Iraq (as in brother’s early sweet deals) ala Cheney Halliburton Blackwater et al. He’s an @…….too.

9 10 2008
The Scandals of McCain Palin | The Ruth Group

[…] Our guy at MudFlats says this release is not necessarily to the public and the Legislative Council needs some nudging. […]

9 10 2008
Teresa

Anon… FYI, you can buy an under garment item and “look” pregnant!
http://www.empathybelly.org/home.html

9 10 2008
John S.

I am on the east coast of Canada and Alaska is like 5000 miles away. I don’t want to see my long distance phone bill when it comes in but I can say it was worth it to call every last one of them and voice my opinion on keeping this going. I now can’t wait for the report to come out Friday.

9 10 2008
Mayflower

So sorry guys — and not you Ari Fleischer man that was ragging on me, by the way……. go AWAY…….. chances are dude my ADD will have ‘focused’ me on something else by then — do. not. even. try. to. comment.

And @ LaNon.. what do you want other than the silly Enquirer stuff? I’m worried here…….

9 10 2008
Mayflower

The Legislature there in AK obviously hates Momma Dearest……… No Doubt

9 10 2008
Mayflower

You see guys, one of the things she ‘forgot’ to check into when she sent her darling son into combat, was that, before she did that —- well………. of course, most of us parents would check into what kind of school district we would be sending our kid into, right??? HOCKEY OR NOT??? MOM VISITS IT OR NOT???????

9 10 2008
Duct Idaho Palin

I hope that if any members of the legislative council have been considering not voting to release the report, that they change their minds since Sarah has already released her own report. Whether they’re annoyed, or they think it doesn’t matter since she released her own, or whatever reason they want to have– it’s all okay with me as long as the report gets released.

9 10 2008
Mayflower

REALITY CHECK HERE!!!! PORTAGE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IN PORTAGE, MICHIGAN…… has no major “hockey scouts” about it — hey, google it! (from a grad!)

THEN THERE’S THIS: The Detroit Free Press Reported This: His momma was in Traverse City and was quoted as saying: “That little stinker. He never told me Michigan was so pretty.”

OMG, Mamas!, If that wasn’t bad enough wait ’til you get ahold of the latest……….

9 10 2008
SMR

I worked for our Alaskan LNG group before moving overseas several years ago. A huge portion of the natural gas produced gets sent to Asia. That contract was just renewed courtesy of LaPalina. Not coincidentally, our natural gas costs are to increase 22% this winter. Also not coincidentally, there is lots of talk about Exxon sitting on Pt. Thompson natural gas reserves — they have not been able to get the permit approval to start drilling there, but word within the oil industry is that they are willing to make a deal with her — if she will push those through they will throw their support behind her TransCanada pipeline instead of the All-Alaskan Pipeline that is in the works between BP/ConocoPhillips (and maybe Exxon depending on how she deals…).

Country first? Alaska first? I don’t think so!

9 10 2008
SMR

@Anon:

I have to agree with your theory. I’ve thought about it on & off myself. The reason being that I know two very young girls who have children. One of them had a down’s syndrome child — she was 16ish. The second is a young Wasilla girl I know who has a child so incredibly messed up — cerebral palsy & lots of other stuff — and she was a big meth head. LaPalina may like to denigrate people for calling Wasilla the meth-capital of Alaska, but the sad fact is that it is true. That info was in the Anchorage Daily News, based on police busts & statistics.

My primary concern for baby Trig is that he be raised with love & care. Whomever provides it is not my concern, but I hope that he gets it. However, just as in a court of law, whether or not she is telling the truth about this it “goes to character” (or whatever that line is, it’s been a long time since I’ve watched any legal shows!). You show the birth certificate, the doc says “yea, I delivered her baby, she’s telling the truth!” and it’s all gone, nobody bothers with the children issue again. If she really cared about her children she would want to tell the truth about this — once she does they are no longer subject to scrutiny & speculation.

9 10 2008
vena45

Please someone tell me what the verdict was? I tried to click the buttom to read the ruling but it didn’t pop up on my comp. I guess I’ll have to find out on CNN or MSNBC I hope. From reading the comments on here sounds like they ruled out guilty on Palin, am I right?

I knew it….I knew there were something suspicious about Sarah being the mother of Trig. I had the gut feeling that Bristol was the real mother to the baby but because the news reported from early on that in fact Sarah is the mother to the bay I still had my doubts.

9 10 2008
I Don't Like You Either

Troopergate: Out of Little Transgressions Grow the Disposition to Commit Greater Ones…….

by Blue Stockings | News from Alaska, via Mudflats: The Alaska Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by a group of six Republican legislators to shut down the Legislature’s investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin. The ruling means that Steve Branchflower…

9 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/09/watchdog-group-seeks-ethi_n_133463.html

Watchdog group is seeking ethics investigation of McCain for failure of disclosing gambling earnings.

A habitual high stakes gambler would definitely have won over $200 which means you have to report it it said. If someone knows how to reach the watchdog group, inform them of the discrepancies on Palin’s taxes as I know I read there was things not claimed but I do not know your tax stuff. Seems everything and the kitchen sink have to be thrown at these two!!!

9 10 2008
Teresa

my guess is they will place blame on Todd and she’ll get off scott free… cover-up’s and getting away with it seems to be her forte’.

9 10 2008
vena45

I understand how some of you feel about keeping Trig out of this but I think it is only fair that America knows the truth that Sarah has been lying all along about being Trig’s mother. America had doubted this situation from the start but because the news media comfirmed the facts that Sarah was in fact Trig’s mom, Amerca believed her. McCain/Palin’s supporters all laughed at those who doubted the situation. So, therefore I think it’s only fair to tell the world who the child’s real mother is. It’s only fair that the truth be heard and credit Trig to his real mother otherwise the American pple will never know the truth and the lies that his granny portrayed his life record. Besides, I think it’s only fair to Trig that truth be told about his real mother otherwise it’ll be sad that he has to live the rest of his life with a lying record.

9 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

SMR,
“I so hope that that family is drummed out of Alaska”

You better be meaning that someone will slingshot them to Russia as if it’s the other direction — We don’t want them!!!

9 10 2008
U D
9 10 2008
SMR

@vena45:

The Supreme Court ruled against the McCain legal thugs who were attempting to block the investigation. That’s good/great/wonderful/incredible news.

The 1st Dud submitted his own crap interrogatories that were pathethic, made him look pretty bad, but of course he says that his wife knew nothing about the egregious shite that he pulled.

Branchflower’s report is due tomorrow (today for most of you all), however, the legislators still need to vote to A) accept the report, and B) release the report to the public.

After the Supreme Court’s ruling the evil witch of the west declared that she has been proved not-guilty by the 3-person personnel board that SHE APPOINTED.

We are all just waiting to hear whether or not the legislators will vote to release the report tomorrow. It was kind of stupid really for the wicked witch to declare herself not-guilty ahead of that, because then why shouldn’t the report be released, as there is apparently nothing in it that is bad…

She is a nutter and there is a special place in hell for her, someone who incites racism & is such an utter hypocrite & sh!ts all over her kids & everyone else, some people (like me) might call that place Wasilla… In my opinion, there is no town/city in Alaska, at least not one with more than 1000 people, that is worse than Wasilla. She deserves to rot there.

9 10 2008
SMR

Re: my remarks about Wasilla — I was born in AK 40 years ago, and I’ve lived in AK for 35 years, and even lived in Wasilla for a short time when I was a teenager. I’ve lived in plenty of places in Alaska, and much as I love my family & friends who live in Wasilla, I absolutely loathe that city. Nothing personal against the mudflatters from Wasilla! Wasilla is a poisonous combination of churches/bars/rednecks, almost no racial diversity (about 50 blacks/asians?), and lots & lots of kids gone wild. My eldest is a teen, and my friends who have teens in Wasilla have told me some scary stories! I also know a little bit about that teen thing based on my experiences back in the day…

9 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

I am the first one posting on Oct 10 as all of you Americans are still asleep! I woke up and went on-line to the New York Times and found this on the front page

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/10trooper.html?hp

giving a sneak peek into some of the statements they seemed to have collected from “witnesses”. The evidence in the statements seems so overwhelming (I know I am a bit biased, but…) a case for abuse – all coming from the Governor’s office. They sure were obssessed with Wooten and keeping him out of the Gov’s way and the pressure on Megan’s office concerning Wooten (not straight-forward firing, but more like, you should be keeping an eye on him, he’s dangerous, lock him up in an office somewhere so the Gov never has to see him or know about him.) Seems like abuse of power to me…

9 10 2008
SMR

@Canadian Neighbour:

My husband is working in Canada right now. The girls & I will join him when our eldest graduates in May. I got off the phone with him a short time ago, we were having some laughs about the article that was posted on here some threads ago, from a newspaper in Manitoba, I think, a jokey piece about US people being smuggled across the border into Canada in Volvos. If you can find that bit it is hilarious! My hubby knows that I am asking for political asylum in Canada if Obama does not win (God forbid)! We came back to AK after many years in the UK to a country gone mad. Don’t get me wrong — we read the news & talked to family regularly, even had a couple trips back to the US in the years that we were gone — however, we left here as Republicans that were fiscally conservative, totally non-religious, and came back to a Republican party that is little more than a bunch of KKK/Religious nutters! I changed my registration to Undeclared, and my husband kept his Republican so he can make a statement by voting Democrat.

We also decided that we might start looking out for 4 or 5 kids/adults to join us in case we need to hide in an abbey cemetary because the Palins are hunting us with rifles, walk across the mountains to Canada, start our own singing troupe, and then make a movie about it. The new 4/5 kids/adults would need to be good singers because we suck & our daughters do too.

10 10 2008
Mayflower

Am adding this way too late guys, but…. Portage Central… the high school “Our Lady of Alaska” (I am not kidding here — that’s what our local priest has ref’d SP as — LOL) so blindly, blatantly & irresponsibly sent her teenage son off is known to have a MAJOR meth/heroin problem… Now, question is, why would a freaking governor of all “folks” *wink* not even the wisdom/desire/drive/time/ETC… to look into something like that that?

If you were sending your kid off 4,000 miles away to a some strange place where you not only had no ‘kin’ but had no intention of visiting, would you not at least check into what the hell was going on there??????

10 10 2008
SJV

Congratulations on your wins this week! Let’s hope the report is made public tomorrow.
Troopersgate has made the news on almost every news station here.
I keep posting info like TroopersGate and the connection to AIP where I can and others are doing the same as well.

10 10 2008
SJV

Troopersgate and AIP is being posted all over the place now. I doubt that you will have any worries about the news picking it up.
For those of you having trouble talking to your elders about voting for Obama – Biden, first write down the qualities you look for in a president, if you need help google that and you will find a few very good ones- I do not want to post anothers post but it is out there. Use that info to help them choose Obama. Another bit of info, if you know someone overseas, check to make sure they are still registered to vote! Republicans have been purging registered voters by the thousands! Check now before it is too late!

Congratulations to all and good luck tomorrow!

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

SMR
No yodeling allowed.

10 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

Somewhere I read that Wasilla is the crystal meth capital of Alaska.

10 10 2008
steadycat

I hope the report will be released before the elections.

10 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

I’m really afraid that the report will not go public. I have written to every person on the Alaskans for Truth list and so far only 3 have said yes, 1 is a nut (wilken), and the rest are silent. I am sure that they were bought off. We’ll find out soon…though I do not have faith that it will be public!! PRAYING I AM WRONG!!

10 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Does anyone believe that Track is fighting in the war? I would think he is sitting in a tent with McCain’s buddies drinking, playing Wii, and hitting some prostitutes…..and can you imagine how much money the USA is spending on this? Sounds like McCain Junior! AWW!!!

10 10 2008
LibertyLover

Anon (21:12:45)

Just so you know… Down syndrome is not caused by consumption of alcohol. It is caused by a random splitting of chromosomes during meiosis after fertilization. There is no evidence that parental behavior or any type of exposure to environmental elements.

However, alcohol consumption can cause fetal alcohol syndrome which can cause a host of other behavioral problems in the growing child.

10 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Clarkson does not need to be paid by the campaign = Cindy McCain can pay him and claim it is personal.

That is what is so scary. The laws and rules of this country can be manipulated anyway you pay them to be….so if you are rich you CAN do whatever you WANT!

10 10 2008
averageuscitizen

Palin will take a page out of the Dick Cheney playbook and preemptively pardon herself.

10 10 2008
John McCain

So what?
No one will stop me becoming president.
Amd the Alaskian Sarah Palin will be VP.
Yiiiiiiiha!

10 10 2008
vena45

SMR,

Thank you for the information. I been watching the news all day today just to find out what the ruling is. I just hope and pray that the court will be honest and truthful and rule the case honestly and not be bought off by McCain and his Republicans or be pressure by them to clear her guilt. But you know what they say, if someone is guilty and at fault sooner or later the truth will always come out. By the way I like how you called her the wicked witch, makes perfect sense! LOL….

10 10 2008
trickyguy

Let’s let the facts speak for themselves.

But to ROSANNE HEMOND who commented on this post: I will say that yours was perhaps the most well thought out post I have ever seen on WordPress.

Like you, I cannot stand the hypocrisy of her “folksy” speaking. I don’t believe for a minute that she is any more an ordinary person that the great bulk of our higher elected officials. She’s acting; pure and simple.

And even if it is truly her speaking style; how will it really work for her? Yes, it might get her elected if there are enough dumb Americans (and I fear that there are). But it will not work for her as she attempts to undo the tremendous damage to the American image done internationally by eight years of the Bush administration. Your point about Putin was right on.

We do NOT hire the President and Vice President to be one of us. I do not want the plumber, car salesman, shoe store manager, or any other reasonbly ordinary, caring, basically intelligent and good American to hold these offices. And, anyone that has half a brain doesn’t either.

Folks, to lead this country requires an incredible amount of intelligence, judgement, insight, diplomacy, and political ability. In fact, the results of the last eight years of government should show what happens when those qualities are in short supply. (And, just to set the record straight, I have been a Republican all my life.)

10 10 2008
thoughtbasket

Right on. Let’s get the facts out there and then see what people think of SP.

10 10 2008
margo4it

Check our Helen Philpot’s site. She’s 82 years old.
http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/bitch-there-i-said-it/..

This is the best yet.




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