Waiting…

10 10 2008

It’s 9:15 in Alaska, and the Legislative Council is meeting right now.

The Legislative Council is expected to vote sometime today whether to make the 263-page report public. The legislators will first meet behind closed doors, starting around 9 a.m. this morning, to receive a briefing from Steve Branchflower, the investigator they hired to look into the governor’s dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, and whether she improperly pressured him to fire a state trooper divorced from her sister. The meeting of the 14-member council will be at the downtown Anchorage Legislative Information Office.

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Meantime, a group calling itself “Alaskans for Truth” wrote a letter to Palin on Thursday saying the Supreme Court decision proves that “there is no evidence this investigation has been anything but ‘fair and just.’ ” The group organized an anti-Palin rally late last month, called for the attorney general to lose his job over his handling of the investigation, and encouraged people to urge members of the Legislative Council to make Branchflower’s report public.

Drumming fingers on desk….looking at clock….drinking coffee….


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10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

what’s that sound? 1000’s of mudflatter’s fingers drumming in anticipation.

hose Hussein hotrod

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

Can you peel potatoes at you computer? Can’t leave long enough to get dinner started!

10 10 2008
epic

are we there yet?

10 10 2008
nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin

i’m starving

10 10 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Waiting with anticipation and coffee jitters!

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

That would be “your” (obviously you can’t while typing.)

10 10 2008
Rust Mustang

Is it still felt that the votes are there to make the report public? I’m not totally understanding the make it public/keep it to ourselves issue. Elucidation by smart mudflatters would be welcome.

10 10 2008
cmac

waiting with all you guys….

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

where are you cassie jeep? it’s just lunchtime here in Minnesota.

10 10 2008
Erin

Oh, I’m on the edge of my seat! I wish I didn’t have to work…well, maybe it’s good that I do, to distract me from the anxiety I feel about this whole mess.

AKM, I just wanted to say thank you for this site, the forum, and your insightful writing. You have given so many of us, especially those of us here in Alaska who consider ourselves progressive, a place to feel like we’re not so alone.

No matter what happens, I will be forever grateful for the peace and sanity that you have brought to me and others that visit here.

10 10 2008
BJA

So, she refused to testify and is now complaining she wasn’t interviewed?

Palin has refused to cooperate with the Legislature’s investigation, although the campaign says she is cooperating with a separate probe by the state personnel board. Palin’s lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, said the Branchflower report won’t be complete because the investigator didn’t interview key witnesses including the governor and her former chief of staff, Mike Tibbles.

“They didn’t even try to interview the governor. You want to know why she reassigned Monegan, it would be nice to talk to her. They didn’t even try,” Van Flein said.

“It’s a report that’s going to be half-done at best. And anything that’s half-done will likely be half-baked.”

She really wants it all, doesn’t she? Sarah logic: I’m not talking to you. And because I’m not talking to you, I can claim you didn’t talk to me. So there.

http://www.adn.com/front/story/551531.html

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

playing silly computer card game here.

10 10 2008
epic

soon as it’s out, leaked or official, get it out into the wild.

10 10 2008
obamamama

This will be a long few hours!

10 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

Here’s a funny political halloween video to watch while we’re waiting.

A little levity for a tense Friday:
Partisan Political Pumpkins Battle to Squash Each Other

10 10 2008
katiebegood

The group organized an anti-Palin rally late last month, called for the attorney general to lose his job over his handling of the investigation, and encouraged people to urge members of the Legislative Council to make Branchflower’s report public.

Actually, I think that the attorney general should lose his license to practice law, along with losing his job. He advised public employees to break the law. I have read that the Alaska Bar Association is looking into whether or not he should lose his license. It would be fitting justice if he did.

10 10 2008
epic

good practice for the early hours of 11/5

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

“He’s not the McCain I endorsed.” (another staunch Republican with doubts)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/gop-former-gov-he-is-not_n_133594.html

hose hotrod palin

10 10 2008
hwmnbn

Amazing how the actions of an obscure committee in the previously ignored outer reaches of the country, has transfixed us mudflatters all over the world. But here I am hitting the refresh button while putting off all my Friday errands.

Is this normal??? LOL

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

upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod (09:23:35) :

where are you cassie jeep? it’s just lunchtime here in Minnesota.
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In NC, but company’s coming, you know how that goes (*sigh*).

Can I call and cancel them?

10 10 2008
Pamela Picard

I can only imagine how anxious you and other concerned Alaskans feel. Will your legislators strike a blow for honor and integrity or cave in to partisan politics? Stay tuned.

10 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

epic (09:27:51) :

good practice for the early hours of 11/5

I believe it will be over by 9 PM the night of the 4th – it will be a landslide

10 10 2008
Stoppage Lead Palin

Drumming fingers on desk….looking at clock….drinking coffee….

You and me both, pal. It’s almost 6:30pm London time and I’ve been waiting all day… nay, all MONTH for this.

I’m going home. Maybe by the time I’ve survived the evening commute there will be something new. Thanks for the great job you’re doing covering this, AKM!!!

10 10 2008
epic

Is this normal???

Of course it is! What’s your point?🙂

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

hwmnbn — normal or not, we’re all doing it. I am so far behind on work it’s scary! But these are not ordinary or “normal” times. I can’t remember an election or a political moment in my life when more has been at stake (and I’m not just speaking about the Branchflower report of course).

hose Hussein hotrod

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

Stoppage Lead Palin (09:30:01) :

Safe home, Stoppage😉

10 10 2008
epic

I’m going to set a mouse macro to hit the refresh button

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!

10 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

All Eyes are on the Alaska State Legislature

((O)) ((O))

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks

A little more levity…

http://palinquotes.sillycloud.com/

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

breathe in, breathe out
breathe in, breathe out

10 10 2008
epic

While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!

Moose?

10 10 2008
nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin

While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!
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maybe you should go as a moose or a polar bear. i hope your wife remembers the fashion essential “real women hunt moose” canvas bag

10 10 2008
obamamama

Baron van Butcher – how about dressing up as a moose?

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

another prominent conservative for Obama

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/william-f-buckleys-son-en_n_133570.html

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I have to keep running outside to smoke, but I’m not supposed to be smoking. I drummed a little trench into the desk already.
The good part is, regardless of what happens today, there is still a mountain of other stuff she has to answer for, and that is just hitting the MSM now,…like AIP,
hidden emails, Bitney’s firing, Ruedrich’s hacking,….the list goes on and on.
I would like to know who the heck Stapleton thinks she’s fooling with these repeated press releases. Have they never heard, “Methinks he doth protest too much”?
If you were innocent, you’d smugly shut up and wait for the announcement that you are,..this reminds me so much of my kids, one running in screaming “I didn’t do it! He’s lying!” and the other one walking in with a big foot print (kid #1’s) printed squarely on the front of his t-shirt!
And yes, she(#1) insisted that he(#2) did it to himself.

Smoke.
I hope they release that soon, this isn’t helping my ‘no-smoking’ campaign.

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

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :

How’s your “dead wolf” impression?

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

“Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :

While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!”

Brian the Moose!

10 10 2008
Trudger

Whether they make the entire report public or not, they will make the conclusion public.

10 10 2008
Pie Gallon Palin

Baron Von Butcher: I suggest you go either as a moose, and have your wife periodically hunt, shoot, bag and tag you…or go as Russia, and have her spot you all night long.

Topical!

10 10 2008
obamamama

on the moose idea – great minds think alike

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

baron von …

go as a moose… or if you can manage it just a moose head.

hHh

10 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

19:35, Sweden. Dearest Boyf has gone to fix the washing machine while I sit here with a glass of wine. Hope I don’t have to wait too long or the dinner will burn and I’ll be drunk beneath the desk…

AKM, you’re the best!

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i
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Alaska State Legislature

get it?

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Or, you could go as a mudpuppy!

10 10 2008
nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin

Whether they make the entire report public or not, they will make the conclusion public.
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cool— that’s good to know.

10 10 2008
Kevin in Minneapolis

It is nice of you to keep the world informed about what is going on with regard to Governor Palin. I must say Alaska is certainly getting a black eye with Palin’s conduct, Stevens’ trial, and all of the bragging Palin has done about encountering corruption (even in her own party) and how she “cleaned it up”. It’s good to know that Alaska has decent people who care about right and wrong. Sorry to say it but I am hoping you will have Governor Palin to yourselves pretty soon. I am more than sick of her and would be happy for her to go back to cleanin’ things up in Alaska. Perhaps she can start with herself, her family, and her friends.

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks

Baron Von Butcher: You could rear your head and go as Putin.

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Did everybody see the rabid dogs (mckkk/impalin supporters) turn on john and scarah yesterday?

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin
a dead buck? A running wolf? Obama? Branchflower?

10 10 2008
cmac

hwmnbn:
not sure if we are normal but here we all are! I too am putting off errands and such.

I’m in Los Angeles, waiting…

10 10 2008
DeMo

Baron Von Butcher said(09:33:33) :

While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!
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Just shadow your wife. Don’t speak. Look smarmy. And if you have a daughter, it would complete the family album if you’d get her a pregnant costume and drag her around with you. Literally, drag her around.

10 10 2008
kas (from Oregon)

Waiting here in Oregon with all of you. We have a state wide inservice day – so no school – and I am drinking the coffee – refreshing the page and wishing someone would start lunch for me!

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

whoops, wrong person,..meant that for Baron von butcher,…need a coffee

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

A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra (09:36:55) :

19:35, Sweden. Dearest Boyf has gone to fix the washing machine while I sit here with a glass of wine. Hope I don’t have to wait too long or the dinner will burn and I’ll be drunk beneath the desk…
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So, since it’s after five somewhere, can we all start drinking now?

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

Thanks Mudders, I would love to be Pastor Muthee but I don’t think a white guy in Black face will go over too well. But it would be fun to chase all the witches around!

10 10 2008
Erin

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :

Do you look more like McCain or Todd?

10 10 2008
Jane

nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin —

I think you should go as McPimpin’ Daddy! Basically that is what McCain has her and Cindy for, so he can pimp them out to the public with his hate and abuse!

For this costume though, you need to have Cindy and Palin as well….and they can both dress the part..you know what I mean..Cindy should have a bottle in her hand (or 2 or 3) and you already got Sarah’s part down…I could put in more details but I think you get the jist of the whole McPimpin thing… ha ha ha!🙂

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

waving to cmac …
another californian here

10 10 2008
nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin

or go as Russia, and have her spot you all night long.
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great idea! along the same lines you could go as the truth and similarly she could try to cover you up the whole time. perhaps, you could spend the night walking behind her in the shadow of her beehive

10 10 2008
BJA

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :
While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!

Could you stomach going as McCain? Also, I think your wife might need to drag a baby doll around. She could always strap it to her belt (like a pelt) if she needs her hands free.

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

I could pull off the First Dude look. What do you Alaskans call that facial hair of his?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

I think it’s incredible that so many people are here waiting for an answer..

We’re all in this together and we all truly hate Failin and McGrumpy and this may end the American Nightmare.

lets hope!

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

i’m liking the mudpuppy costume.
get a dalmation oufit, cover it in mud and wear yellow boots.

perfect

10 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein Cobra

@ Cassie
Absolutely, it’s Friday night here… see you under the desk in a couple of hours…

10 10 2008
copybook realist

@Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33)

how about the bridge to nowhere?

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I posted this yesterday,…aw , gee, is she a hypocrite?

http://www.youtube.com/SarahPalinSings

Just watch the video for a few seconds, and listen to the words,…ahem

10 10 2008
epic

Baron Von Butcher (09:41:52) :
I could pull off the First Dude look. What do you Alaskans call that facial hair of his?

A Brazilian

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

let’s tell where we’re all from.

los angeles here

10 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein " That One" Cobra

Just changing my name a bit…

10 10 2008
tnfalpha

Mudflats,
Would it be possible to talk a bit about the 14 member panel (or link to previous posts where you’ve probably already done that)? Any inclination which way the panel will vote?

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :
While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!

Moose or wolf?

10 10 2008
nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin

let’s tell where we’re all from.
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from MA, living in IN and KY concurrently and going to school in OH

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks

Maine

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

I like Putin for a costume. Can you get rubber masks of politicians who aren’t Americans? LOL
Moose is also good, but how about just going as AKM? All you need is wellies and use your imagination for the rest!

10 10 2008
cmac

hi fawnskin!
i remember you when you were just fawnskin, way back 5 weeks ago when I stumbled across this womnderful blog in my search for who the heck was this sarah pain person. I remember someone named SUe who correctly stated that Palin’s daughter was pregnant long before the Palin’s came out with it…..and just thinking as each day went by that this couldn’t possibly get any wierder….fast forward to today…what a long strange trip it’s been.

And its not over yet either I feel, not by a long shot.

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

Yes…a Bridge to Nowhere! That is great. Now, where is my sons Erector Set!

10 10 2008
cmac

lol i wrote sarah pain – meant Palin…

10 10 2008
tallulahbankhead

could they vote to not release it?

10 10 2008
obamamama

from Switzerland, living in Montreal, Canada

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

Howdy Fiddlesticks (from just across the border in New Brunswick). Planning any protests when Todd shows up?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

hey muckie.. think you could open a live chat ?? we’re all going crazy waiting for an answer..!

10 10 2008
0whole1

I’m all a-twitter as well, but I suspect that the announcement will be towards close of business today, so the board can dodge questions over the weekend.

By the way, how can Alaskans swallow the whole “I absolve myself of any wrong-doing” cr*p*la? Even if you think the Branchflower investigation is politically compromised, how can you trust *anybody* to effectively investigate themselves? It’s used-car-salesmanry of the worst sort — made horrible because it’s so obvious.

It’s what got us in the financial mess we’re in. Banana plantation, meet monkeys; monkeys, meet keys.

What I find fascinating is that Palin keeps up the chipper “ain’t nothin’ wrong here” front *right up until she’s found out* and then procedes straight into denial.

1) It makes me think that she doesn’t really believe that tomorrow will come.
2) I’ve dealt with this sort of thing before with in-laws: I’ll bet dollars to donuts that there is no sure history in the Palin household — history shifts under their feet to become whatever it needs to be to make the arguments work. I bet the only *unchanging* thing, the only reliable thing in the household are the religious rituals — the songs, etc. “Well, Mom’s saying stuff again, but at least today’s Bible verse hasn’t changed on me.”

I admit, I could be projecting.🙂

10 10 2008
Siege

Teacher workday in my part of Georgia so all three kids plus a neighbor here. Should be packing my son’s gear for his boy scout outing with Daddy. Should be cleaning mixer so we can make icing for the pumpkin cake my daughter, her friend, and I made. Instead, taking advantage of baby napping to bite my nails with mudflatters…

10 10 2008
arkangel3

epic: soon as it’s out, leaked or official, get it out into the wild.

Like I said yesterday…this will find it’s way on to the Internet within 48-72 hours no matter what. Someone will “accidentally” leave a copy on a reporters desk; you know the drill (baby drill?)

It’ll be out there come hell or high water. The only hope for this to get buried in the mix is the bad news on Wall Street today…but it might just add fuel to the fire.

Fingers crossed here in NJ.

No matter what AKM, outstanding reporting and bringing the light of truth to us all. You are to be commended.

10 10 2008
West Virginian

Wondering Lake–LOVED the video!

10 10 2008
epic

Baron Von Butcher (09:44:58) :
Yes…a Bridge to Nowhere! That is great. Now, where is my sons Erector Set!

Dunno mate but JMc’s has the day off apparently

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

Wilmington, NC. You people are pretty darn funny as your life savings trickle away.

10 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein " That One" Cobra

From? Cheshire (not the posh bit, before other Brits make assumptions). UK.
Now? North of Sweden (think mini Alaska with less environmental damage).

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Baron Von Butcher (09:41:52) :

I could pull off the First Dude look. What do you Alaskans call that facial hair of his?

Madam Governor?

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Phoenix Arizona

10 10 2008
nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin

hould be cleaning mixer so we can make icing for the pumpkin cake my daughter, her friend, and I made. Instead, taking advantage of baby napping to bite my nails with mudflatters…
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mmmmmmm pumpkin cake, i am so hungry i’ve got to eat soon

10 10 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Palin

Checking in to wait with everybody! It’s almost dinner time here:)

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks

Hi Shove Maggot!

I’ve heard that he’s going to be in the northern part of the state. I live at the other end. I’ve been brainstorming ideas for signs if the “First Dud” does come this way though. Any suggestions?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Has anyone seen Palin on tv today? or is she in her usual place? hiding under the bed in a fetal position crying..

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

@knikgoose HUSSEIN!! (09:47:04) : What do you Alaskans call that facial hair of his?
I don’t know what Alaskan’s call it, but I’d call it a soul-less patch.

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Illinois, but that went without saying

10 10 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

I can’t cope with waiting. I’m going to the gym. Have to work off the nervous tension somehow… see how far I can run on the treadmill with my fingers crossed!
Of course you realise what will happen now? The moment I switch off the laptop and leave the house, they’ll release the report and everything will go crazy. This rule has been proved many times on major sporting events!

10 10 2008
Willie

I’m a transplant from Connecticut living in Florida now. I have to keep refreshing the page and cleaning the house inbetween! It is 1:50 p.m. here.

10 10 2008
Lori W.

Seems the wingnut reports ALL say Sarah did not know anything, ALL TODD’S FAULT, blah blah blah. Also waiting (in Los Angeles).

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Odum GA

I keep telling myself to leave this computer and accomplish something, but seems all I can accomplish is refreshing this screen!

I’m hoping since it’s Friday and they all want to leave for the weekend, maybe they’ll announce at lunch?!!

10 10 2008
epic

’ve heard that he’s going to be in the northern part of the state. I live at the other end. I’ve been brainstorming ideas for signs if the “First Dud” does come this way though. Any suggestions?

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“*@$! off you creepy git”

But that’s just me.

10 10 2008
votepalin

I still remember when Palin was first selected as the VP running-mate and Troopergate was a blip on the screen. “A small blemish” on Palin’s otherwise stellar reputation was what one commentator called it. What a difference five weeks, gross ineptitude by the McCain-Bush operatives, and Todd Palin’s lack of boundaries makes.

Thanks for all the updates. It makes all of us down here in the lower 48 feel so much closer to ya guys ‘n’ gals up there in Alaska. Ya betcha!

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Here’s a great video, you have to get through the first part it’s a bit rough. But the end is worth it. Take a few minutes to reflect on the message.

10 10 2008
LizaJane

Is there any chance that or legal option for the campaign to take the AK Supremes ruling to US Court of Appeals ?

10 10 2008
John Nail

Some humor – if Obama is “That One” then McCain is ‘The Erratic One” and Palin is the “Rabid One”…..

Obama is live right now on CNN live…in OH

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

Fiddlesticks (09:48:49) : Ideas for protest signs…

MAINE MOOSE AGAINST MCCAIN/PALIN?

I can see Canada from my house — can I be UN ambassador?

Sorry, Dud. If Olympia was the Republican VP nominee, McCain might be winning Maine.

10 10 2008
epic

“Of course you realise what will happen now? The moment I switch off the laptop and leave the house, they’ll release the report and everything will go crazy. This rule has been proved many times on major sporting events!”

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Please switch off your laptop and leave the building.

10 10 2008
West Virginian

West Virginia here–probably didn’t need to tell you that.

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

JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin (0

Go. Go to the gym. If you’re right, our waiting will end then😉

10 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

It looks like we are going to need more games….I’m another x-smoker trying not to relaps…

10 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

*knock knock knock*

“Who is it?”

“It’s OCTOBER!! SURPRISE!!!!!”

I think it will be released. And I think it won’t be pretty for her. Then I wonder what will be done. Replacement? Excuses and accusations? Or maybe they’ll try to distract more by saying that Obama isn’t really an American… oh wait, they already did that.

This struck me today, after talking with some co-workers about the hate-filled speeches and reactions; McShameOnYou and his sidekick Tart are preaching to the choir. All those fools that yell out the obscenities and such are going to vote for them no matter if they found out either one of them had a black ancestor (Oh Heavens!) But if you notice, many of the peaceful people going to Obama rallies are uncommitted or RINO’s that want to actually hear what he’s offering. What a difference.

GO ALASKA!!! Make us proud.

10 10 2008
nancy-Indiana a.k.a buckshot palin

in case you want to visualize what is going on right now in the meeting, from ADN:
http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Thought i was going to hurl today..

My ex called to tell me something about my daughter .. Asked her if she was sick of all the bs mcgrumpy was spewing and she said it was all worthwhile since he’s clearly the best candidate out there and obama is a terrorist and probably a baby killer.

I have to take deep pride in the fact that while my ex is insane, my kids are BOTH voting obama..!! At least my genes of common sense transferred to them.. My ex thought she was being honorable by not mailing my sons absentee ballot to him (he’s at college)… geeze.. idiot..

Thought that was worth telling everyone how proud daddy is.!

10 10 2008
ds55

Play the “Sarah Palin Shoot ‘Em Up Game”
under Fun Stuff in the right margin ===>>>

10 10 2008
Regi

I am SO sick of blogs screaming how “regular” and “authentic” and “Joe SixPack” is Palin. How “regular” is it to have two of the few highly educated parents in a small town? How “authentic” is it to spend a year or more “finding” yourself in Hawaii? How “Joe Sixpack” to be shrewd enough to almost win Miss Alaska. I think it was that awful flute performance that did her in. She has had INCREDIBLE opportunity to thrive, educate and inform herself while living in Alaska. And what did she do? She used her body, face, sex appeal and cunning to use and backstab her way to the top. Thanks for letting me rant :X

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

Gotta get to the bank before it closes. TTYAL!

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

John Kerry said McCain-Palin should be disqualified for inciting hate, etc.
go to huffpo

hHh

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

lori w…

west la here

10 10 2008
Siege

I know someone dismissed the earlier reference many blogs ago (by me and someone else) to Casey Anthony…the girl in Florida whose daughter is missing…but what 0while1 wrote above about lying RIGHT UP UNTIL YOU CAN”T LIE ANYMORE is so like Casey. If you have not followed the case, one of the crazier things Casey did was to tell the police she worked at Universal Studios (which she no longer did), let them take her there, tell the guards at gate who she worked for, still insist it was so after they said they did not have anyone by that name, go with the cops past the guards to show them her location of work in the complex, and walk all the way down a hall to a door before admitting something like, “I don’t work here.”

I am not saying Palin is in same range of crazy that Casey is in, but I am saying they both use their good looks, charm, and ability to lie to your face as long and as intensely as they can. Truth shifting under your feet, as Owhile1 talked about…
Pathological liars are fascinating. That is why I love the title “Alaskans for Truth.”

10 10 2008
Lori W.

fawnskin – san fernando valley here, nice to meet you.

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks

Thanks for the protest sign suggestions!

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater
I had to dump my ex until it’s over. (one of those off/on kinda things)
He told me Palin was going to save the USA.

I told him that I like her as much as I like Celine Dion.
He knows what that means, so he’s steering clear.

10 10 2008
ocliberal

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :
While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!

Well to quote Bristol’s articulate ‘baby daddy’, I think it’s obvious you should go as ‘f**kin redneck.

Or maybe you could go as ‘Old Joe’ Vogler. He seems like a fun kind of guy.

However I think any costume you pick as a complement to the lovely Sarah will have to include a weapon bigger than her AK-47. I don’t know my assault weapons all that well so not sure what that would be.

Of course if you really want to make a statement, just go as a dead wolf.

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

shove maggot…you still have money in the bank?

congrats !

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

Barb from Illinois (09:52:34) :

Here’s a great video, you have to get through the first part it’s a bit rough. But the end is worth it. Take a few minutes to reflect on the message.


—————————————————————

Thanks, Barb, I really needed that right now.

10 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Baron
I think you should go as Bristol. It is Halloween, after all.

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

In high school I got to dissect a frog and a worm . I wonder if mccain
will let me remove his next tumor?

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks

Baron – What about going as Cindy?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

M-1 is a pretty mean machine gun..:)

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

“The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard.” Paul Wellstone (quoted by Al Franken). I do believe this is true. Go Obama!!

hHh

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

and nice to meet you, lori w.

too bad we all don’t have a way to actually exchange emails privately.

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Palin is a sociopath.
She can’t hear herself calling Obama a terrorist because he served on a board, and had coffee with, a college professor who was a terrorist, 40 years ago,..yet, she can claim to have no idea what the guy she has sex with, is doing.
No idea. She didn’t know. What a surprise!

Okay, how much is this worth to the Palin’s in $$$$???

Christian? my eye.

10 10 2008
shilo442

Here’s hoping for the best,

LOVE YOU AKM, YOU ARE THE BEST.

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

Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater (09:55:41) :

Big pat on the back for you!!!

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Lurker do you promise to do it without novacaine?

10 10 2008
John

Isn’t it pretty obvious that if this group votes to not release it, about 8 people or more will be hell bent on leaking it? It’s useless to even try to keep it under wraps. Next question is, assuming she is found to have exerted pressure and messed with someone’s worker’s compensation, does a Governor get censured? Impeached? Charged and hauled off to jail? Or do they get to sit there and spin that it was a witch hunt. (I think they found one, but that is another comment)

10 10 2008
Crazy In Alaska
10 10 2008
10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

an ADN report on the legislator’s meeting:

http://www.adn.com/news/story/551898.html

hHh

10 10 2008
Marilyn

Oh, my goodness! I’ve been reading mudflats for awhile now. You people are wonderful, if you don’t mind compliments from a Pennsylvanian. Allentown to be exact. Next door to Bethlehem. I watched the video of McCainites and Palinites going into Stabler arena on Wednesday and was appalled by the anger.

At a Veterans for Peace meeting last night in Bethlehem I heard that people had been bussed in from New York and many license plates from New Jersey were in the parking lot.

Marilyn

10 10 2008
epic

Lurker “That one” Hussein Palin (10:02:42) :
In high school I got to dissect a frog and a worm . I wonder if mccain
will let me remove his next tumor?

I think she’ll leave on her own soon; no problemo.

10 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (09:22:06) :

Can you peel potatoes at you computer? Can’t leave long enough to get dinner started!

funny!

10 10 2008
Denise

“A lawsuit aimed at forcing Gov. Sarah Palin to preserve any private e-mails she wrote involving state business . . . is scheduled for 10 a.m. today in Anchorage Superior Court . . . Former state employee Andree McLeod filed the suit a week ago . . .” http://www.adn.com/politics/story/551515.html

Anybody know the Amazingly Awesome Andree personally?

10 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

How about going as an empty piggy bank with lipstick?

10 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

Okay, Alaskans, it is 8 pm here in Nantes France and I have been so anxious I have been checking your blog for an announcement since I was up at 7 am even tho I knew that you were all asleep and there was no way I would get any info for hours. So far, to pass the time, I have made homemade bread, a chocolate cake, maki rolls and I’m still waiting.

About the Halloween costume – as your wife is going as Sarah (don’t forget the tiara to go with AK 47), I like the moose idea, but how about going as Putin?

Jamie

10 10 2008
Jane

Fiddlesticks (09:34:09) :
A little more levity…

http://palinquotes.sillycloud.com/

I just want to know who it was who transcribed these quotes. How did they, first of all, and then I want to know how they managed to figure out the punctuation!? I have transcribed many a brief and that is a real talent, punctuation. I don’t think I cudda’ done it.

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

This is giving me nervous tics. We want to KNOW!

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

They are reporting on MSNBC that the report is over 300 pages and 1000 pages of exhibits.. Damn,,, she is the proverbial DEAD IDIOT WALKING..

Lets hope.. but it sure is starting to look bad for the little woman…

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater (10:03:57) :

Lurker do you promise to do it without novacaine?
I was thinking leeches and other blood letting cuts because if the patients
blood pressure is low it won’t be so painful.

10 10 2008
kas (from Oregon)

Costume idea?
How about you go as a “six pack” or at least ONE cold beer can…

10 10 2008
lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang 'THAT ONE HUSSEIN'

Will AKM write in this thread when the good news is up? I am so nervous..

10 10 2008
sosad

McCain?Palin knowingly hide thousands of terrorists … Let then run free in the streets .. (I know off topic )
With there way of thinking Obama associated with a terrorist so he is in question …
The guy who was later awarded citizen of the year ( I would say that is a reformed guy by any standard) who co authored a 49.2 million dollar grant to help people out ( I wish I could do that ) ( how many of his critics have done 1% of that for there community ?) Mr Ayers ,, Well he is a teacher and has taught how many sons and daughters ,, how many close affiliates of the sons and daughters (parents)
According to McCain/Palin all the parents sons and daughters this man has been in contact with are terrorists . All the faculty at the school are terrorists ,,all the family of all the faculty would be associates of terrorists .
RIGHT ????? Well McCain why are you letting all these terrorists you know about run loose ??? We must be in danger ,, because you did nothing about it Mr McCain…
Now I am just some guy sitting here and figured this out with little research ,, almost no effort ,, in a few minutes …
WHAT THE F IS UP WITH THE PRESS ??????
What kind of lazy no work , no reporting losers have they become ??
I would like to see this or something like it printed up and asked to any reporter .. What do you think of this point of view ??
All these other people are not terrorists ,,,Obama is not a terrorist ..
Or in order to sick to your story you call all the people I have listed and more terrorists ..
Right or wrong ???? Ask McCain at the next debate if he thinks all these people that have been in the classroom of Ayers are terrorists ..
He says no thus exonerating Obama

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Denise
Palin has been rude to Andree in the past, calling her “The Felafel Lady” because she used to sell it.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

I wish AKM would open a live chat like he did for the debates..

would be nice to read without refreshes..

but i’m sure he has someone at the hearings and we’ll probably know the moment it’s made public.

10 10 2008
Rust Mustang

Husband seems to have decided the only way to deal with the tension is to start painting the house! You know the thing we can’t sell? Hopefully, good news will arrive before we actually get finished.

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

Still another unhappy conservative speaks out against mcpalin tactics.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/republican-congressman-cr_n_133623.html

hHh

I just realized my new initials are the same as that great Minnesotan’s, Hubert Horatio Humphrey!! hoo hoo. Now theres’ someone who would have called a spade a spade in this situ.

10 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

Its 3:10 pm here in Nova Scotia and i’m hanging in there with the rest of you.

10 10 2008
Jane

Georgia here…actually almost in the city (in a little area called Decatur) but have lived everywhere (from Maryland to AZ to NM to Germany over the past 20+ years!) but Georgia is now home and although you see tons of Obama signs in the city, the conservative suburbanites are about to drive me crazy!!!!! I might lose friends over this one — some of the women actually LOVE Sarah and their husbands just thinks she’s GREAT (eh hem, you know what that means) so they are voting for her — no one to date has been able to give me political reasons why/why not!

Marty — we have something in common…my ex is on the McPalin ticket as well…he is back in the military (now a Lt. Col) and thinks that anyone who has served is better than someone who hasn’t. My daughter, now 19 got into it with him the other day (BIG TIME) about politics because she just wanted some reasoning and he couldn’t give it. I told my son (17) not to get into it because he is SO pro Obama (killing him he can’t vote yet) that trying to reason with his crazy dad wasn’t worth the effort.

10 10 2008
cincykid

Baron–How about going as Ted Stevens?
Best,
Cincykid aka Puffin Shrapnel Palin

10 10 2008
ira2

“Welcome to The Reckoning, 1st Dud!”

“Sitting duck. Boom. Down you go.”

“Will Sarah submit your foot for her bounty?”

“Hey Iron Man, she rusted you a good one there.”

10 10 2008
guest

i’m in LA … just waiting … like everyone else! usually the time difference works great for me here; i wake up in the morning faced with great new articles from the east coast. but alaska, you’re one hour behind! get moving legislators!

10 10 2008
Bobg

Oh the Agony! Oh the waiting! As I stated before, I’m normally a Republican and I try to stay informed about the candidates. I was slightly leaning toward McCain Because (as I stated in my blog) I saw this economic mess coming a year ago and I felt McCain had a better grasp on the economy that Obama. I’m an engineer not an economist. If someone such as I could see trouble down the road where are all of the so called professionals? I anxiously awaited McCain’s pick for VP. I was shocked at his pick but, since I had never heard of her, I did some investigating via the Internet and Google. Within six hours I switched my leaning from McCain to Obama. Believe me, this woman is trouble with a capital T. If you think she was bad for Alaska wait until McAged kicks the bucket if he wins (I in 3 chance in 8 years-15% in 4 years.) Think of her actions with her limited power as Alaska Governor. Now think of the same person in the most powerful office in the land. I feel that if Sarah Palin ever becomes President our only salvation would be if she was overthrown in a military coup.

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

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

Putin would be good…I do have a Judo-looking outfit. Now how do I “rear my head over Alaskan airspace”? Thanks for all the great ideas.

10 10 2008
Denise

Regi (09:56:15) : I’m SO sick of blogs screaming how “regular” and “authentic” and “Joe SixPack” is Palin.
++++++++++++++++++++++++

Where you been hanging out? Must be the insulated Right-Wing-World. Or either the Right-Wing-Warriers are invading.

10 10 2008
victoria2dc

Hi Alaskans!

I am really getting the feel for Alaska… and love the spirit you have for the truth! I sent an e-mail to the legislators this morning to let them know that I need this information BEFORE I vote.

If they are honest members of your legislative branch, they will understand the importantance of releasing the report so all of us in the lower 48 can really know who we’re voting for. This is so important to me because I want no more of this Cheney-style cover-up and the court battles over executive privilege, etc.

I’ll keep checking for the news of today’s events! Thanks for keeping us informed about this critical situation. Can you even believe this is happening?

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Wish we could have an SMS alert!

10 10 2008
mmboucher

from PALMETTO, fLORIDA

10 10 2008
TS

Get this… http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/284023/36/ … not too unexpected.

10 10 2008
Major Domo

8:13 pm central european time. Time for a shot of cognac to mellow me out.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Jane, even if your son can’t vote, be very proud of him for his convictions.. He’ll do well in 4 years..!

my ex watches fox news.. so you can understand her viewpoint.. i said put on ANY OTHER news to get real information and not right wing vitreole..

I am watching Biden.. he’s getting fired up.. no tie, just angry.. ! he was on msnbc..

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

It almost seems that john Mckkk/sarah”witchcraft-free since 2005″palin
are trying to incite riots so bush can declair marshal law?

10 10 2008
carolinagirl

Hi ya’ll ! No news yet???

10 10 2008
ocliberal

Barb from Illinois (09:52:34) :

Here’s a great video, you have to get through the first part it’s a bit rough. But the end is worth it. Take a few minutes to reflect on the message.


——–
Yes, thanks Barb. The choice is that simple – hope or hate.

That was very uplifting.

I faced some hate today as I had a co-worker tell me he can’t vote for Obama back he is black. My co-worker is Vietnamese. I asked him if he knew McCain called Vietnamese ‘gooks’? He didn’t care. In fact his answer was, “Hey I’m a racist too. ” Sigh…

But on the hope side. My 14 year old stood up to some ignorance at school yesterday. A boy was weaking an Obama pin with the Obama scratched out and ‘terrorist’ written in. My daughter confronted him and said, “Obama is not a terrorist’. He called my daughter a ‘demmy’. She thought he said ‘dummy’. And she said, “I’m not the dummy you are! ” And he said, “I called you a demmy – a Democrat!”. And she said, “So what? There nothing wrong with that.”

As she said to me, “Mom, I don’t care if someone doesn’t like Obama, I just don’t like when they tell lies about him.”

Sometimes your kids make you very proud.

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

Ok folks I have decided. My Halloween costume will be The First Dude! I think I can manage some facial hair by that time.

10 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein

Apparently, this means that I will have to go straight to the computer at my brother’s house after I leave work today (I have catsitting duties) to wait and see if a decision has been made. I leave in just over 2 hours. Surely those guys can read that report in that time, right?
And it’s not like they really have to. We have already heard from a few members of the Council that they favor releasing the report and will vote to do so.

10 10 2008
carltonyates

Is there a danger that a near party line vote in Legislative Council will result in the report not being?

10 10 2008
carltonyates

published.

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks
10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

The Mcmoron lemming on msnbc has nothing else to talk about than Ayers..

They need to get a life.

10 10 2008
Willie

Hi Palmetto!

I’m in Bradenton – just across the river -for all you up in Alaska. Head someone on MSNBC talking about the soon to be released report. Getting more nervous by the minute here! Hot and sunny here today and the A/C is going strong!

10 10 2008
IceCold

Santa Barbara … waitin

10 10 2008
Jean Recoil Zoo Palin

Back from lunch here in Illinois, drumming fingers too. I’m also awaiting the arrival of my “I’m Voting For That One” t shirt form Cafe Press (A big thank you to whichever Mudflatter told us about this…..can’t recall your name, but you know who you are!
I love you guys.

10 10 2008
fixthebroken
10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Fairfax, VA (A burb of.. gulp… washington dc)

10 10 2008
Fiddlesticks

Oops…I meant to suggest to Baron that he could carry a globe…not the rest of you! LOL

10 10 2008
Grace RN NJ

NJ in the house-waiting!!

10 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Hmmmm, mmmmm, I must say it’s a beautiful day here in central Northern NJ. Warm and cloudless. Cannot leave computer just yet…cannot leave computer just yet…

10 10 2008
Denise

Bobg, my Repub hubby is an engineer straining under the need to support McPalin. And it shows. He is feeling exceedingly sick over his Reaganomic decisions that repeatedly ignored anything his pragmatic pay-go wife wanted. He now retreats to his FOX cronies O’Really and HandItToMe, learning what to chant to support his mindset. Instead of dealing honestly with his folly.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Is it just me, or is Ayers the ONLY thing mcgrumpy has left to talk about?

10 10 2008
Baron Von Butcher

Hey Marty, I grew up in Bethesda. Didn’t McCain’s brother call you folks in Fairfax socialists?

10 10 2008
sheesh

Completely unrelated to waiting but I wanted to get this out here and start sourcing some info.

I think the next ‘attack’ from the repub campaign is going to be a tough one to navigate. The Acorn involvement back in the late 90’s and Obama’s involvement in the law suit requiring banks to practice non-discriminatory lending. The attack will be that Obama is directly responsible for the sub-prime lending mess because of his involvement as one of the attorney’s filing the suit. Does anyone have sources out there to give more background to this issue? The repubs already have their selected sound bites out there. I’d like ammo to refute and/or clarify.

10 10 2008
Bobg

I heard on msnbc this morning some business commentators were saying that if Obama get in and taxes business and the rich that the loss of job will be huge. They stopped just short of saying that Oboma will drive this country into a depression. I have never seen scare tactics used in an election like this one.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

no.. his bro called us communists.. class runs in the family.. he has the same ugliness mcgrumpy has..

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Can the first dud speak? I can’t say I have ever heard him say anything.

10 10 2008
cmac

hey fawnskin – i’m west LA too!! as a matter of fact, not far from the Obama so-cal headquarters!! woo!🙂

10 10 2008
Denise

Major, cognac. Ahhh. The only eggnog I ever truly enjoyed featured cognac as the magic ingrediant.

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

ok, cmac…we have to find a way to communicate. hmmmm.

10 10 2008
cmac

bobg:
oh that’s funny! that car has already been driven!

10 10 2008
Carolyn

Still in my pjs in New Mexico..baby is sleeping…can’t stop hitting refresh. I feel sick. After reading The Todd’s snow job, I’m afraid that even if they do release it, it’ll be a load of shit.

Ugh.

10 10 2008
5 Little Hussein Peppers who love 'that one'

Baron
How about a pig with lipstick?
Don’t go as a moose…I doubt Brian would like to pal around with Sarah.
Sioux Falls SD

10 10 2008
mvngfwd

Miami Beach checking in for “waiting” duty! I had to take the pup to the vet and then ran home to catch up on our loquacious group. Did another obamasticker poll today on my drive and Obama is holding at 3-1 here in So. Florida. I believe (and the links here seem to agree) that true blue conservatives are not taking well to the “tactics” of McPatty Meltdown. When the Palin mess becomes more front and center the house of evil cards will come down. And the insane, racist hate-mongers will be frantically trying to put Humpty McFrumpty back together again as we move forward without them. I am putting this out in the ether and visualizing it every chance I get. Hopefully the Universe is listening.😉

10 10 2008
cmac

fawn: we should go meet at a starbucks with our laptops while we wait. I’m already pretty useless for doing much else today

10 10 2008
chicago

I’m waiting for news…..

Palin is totally insane. Now she’s out there saying Obama puts ambition over country. Insanity!! I guess she didn’t read John McCain’s book where he says,

“I didn’t decide to run for president to start a national crusade for the political reforms I believed in or to run a campaign as if it were some grand act of patriotism. In truth, I wanted to be president because it had become my ambition to be president. . . . In truth, I’d had the ambition for a long time.”

Palin and McCain are the worst this country has to offer.

The only plus side about all of this is that I’ve learned how awesome a lot of Alaskans are, not that I really doubted it before. Ahhhhh….the waiting for the news is killing me!

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

sheesh
Obama’s involvement in the law suit requiring banks to practice non-discriminatory lending.
And this was bad?

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Just called my Representative’s office (Jack Kingston) and told them that I was greatly disturbed by McCain’s hateful and hate filled campaign and that I would be very disappointed if the Republicans did not stand up and denounce the vitriol that is being
prompulgated by his campaign. He’s up for reelection this term. I also told them not to waste my taxpayer dollars by sending me a reply.

There – I feel better.

10 10 2008
West Virginian

Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater (10:21:26) :

Is it just me, or is Ayers the ONLY thing mcgrumpy has left to talk about?

I guess he can’t talk about the economy!

10 10 2008
shoeho

Damn! Have to go get Rx filled for cat. Must leave computer, cannot obsessively refresh MUDFLATS. Sigh. I’ll be back.

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

I’m glad to see Ray LaHood (R) from Illinois is finally speaking up about the hate filled McCain rallies. I haven’t supported Mr. LaHood ever, but I have a new respect for him. I think I’ll email him to tell him.

10 10 2008
Jane

Bobg — interesting that they say that now when we have been in this crisis for a very long time already (and it was just as of recent that people have been truly paying attention!)

The problem is that if Obama gets into office, he’ll inherit this economic disease and crisis that America has and if we go into a major recession, it’s apparent to me that he won’t have been the cause of it at all…just the people’s pick to help fix it…amazing what these reports are saying! But the problem is that fixing something this huge is not a matter of weeks, but much, much longer so whether he or McPalin take it (I shudder to think the latter), they are taking on some major stakes and pains that will have no easy resolution.

Personally, I think Obama has the sense and smarts to tackle it smarter and be more proactive and McCain will just make all of us go that much more broke and protect those with big pocket books!

10 10 2008
Major Domo

@Denise
Nothing like a good shot of extra old Napoleon cognac to warm up the spirit.

10 10 2008
Michele

I feel like I’ve become a very negative person since the Palin (WTF?) nomination, so in an effort to be a kinder, more positive citizen I’m going off topic for a minute here and confessing that I sort of like Bristol, Willow and Piper for girls names. Think they’re kind of cute. Track and Trig, meh, not so much…

My Palin Baby Name Generator name is Sanka Mudflap Palin.

10 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein

Ask McCain at the next debate if he thinks all these people that have been in the classroom of Ayers are terrorists ..

Um, a guy who is buddies with G. Gordon Liddy (convicted felon and unrepentant socio/psychopath)* has absolutely NO BUSINESS judging other people’s acquaintances…

*that is not based on my opinion, read his own book and it’s frighteningly obvious! and something he’s still proud of!

And I’m in Columbia, South Carolina…

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

it just occured to me.. wouldnt it be sweet justice if the Natl Enquirer released proof that Baracuda really had an affair with toddies business partner?

that would just be awesome timing..!

So,.. has the little woman been seen anywhere in public today? Or she hiding under her bed?

10 10 2008
Lana, KY

. . .sitting here in central Kentucky ~ on pins & needles.
I’ve developed hives and everything I should be doing is piling up around my ears.
Please please please ~ let’s hear the truth about this. . .NOW !

10 10 2008
Denise

UK take on Troopergate: “Today’s long-awaited conclusion comes despite efforts by the Republican party to head off the potentially damaging investigation into Mrs Palin’s record as Governor.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4922229.ece

10 10 2008
Scotsgirl

(Impatiently ) waiting in Houston, Texas. I have a sick teenager on the sofa watching me and she just asked ‘Is this what you do all day? Trawl the news and Mudflats?!” Well……a chunk of the day…..
Been volunteering all morning at our local Planned Parenthood clinic, they are having 40 days of protestors right outside – these people are weird. I walked past and a middle aged man says to me ‘sham, shame, shame on you” Thought that was pretty lame, all that standing around waiting for hours and that was his best line?!

10 10 2008
C.Rock

Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater (10:32:40) :So,.. has the little woman been seen anywhere in public today? Or she hiding under her bed?
*************
I heard she is off today. Go figure

10 10 2008
PJ

So according to ADN, some McCain volunteers showed up at the meeting today dressed as clowns, how appropriate. The McSame campaign has been acting like the circus of late.

10 10 2008
Bobg

Denise-ALL VOTERs have to change the way they pick their candidate. G W Bush proved to us that a few politicians in the right place can destroy us. I have always investigated the candidates When I walk into the polls I bypass all of the workers handing out literature; my mind is made up. I stated in another thread that a wise politician once told me, “Never listen to anything a politician says. Look who his advisers and backers are.” In one of my first posts in this blog I stated that I am the same age as John McCain. I will freely admit that I am 3/4 of the man I once was. The Social Security actuarial tables state that a 72 YO man has a 1 in 3 chance of dying in the next 8 years. That same 72 YO man has a 15% chance of dying in the next 4 years. I definitely don’t want Sarah Palin as my President.

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

10 10 2008
fixthebroken

Off topic, sorry …

Have any of you called voters on behalf of Obama from your house?

http://my.barackobama.com/modules/votercontact/login_signup.php

I was just wondering if your phone number is exposed if you do this? Or do they have a way to hide it?

10 10 2008
Regi

Personally, I think Obama has the sense and smarts to tackle it smarter and be more proactive and McCain will just make all of us go that much more broke and protect those with big pocket books!

The number one reason Obama gets my vote is his worldwide influence. Whether these conservative isolationists want to admit it or not we are all in this together. Our economies are intricately tied as well as our national securities, I definitely can’t see Palin making heads or tails of things, and have serious doubts about McCain’s ability to tie his own shoelaces lately.

10 10 2008
Rust Mustang

Marilyn:

I’m very close to you in Bethlehem area. So glad to hear people were bussed in for that appalling rally. I’ve been trying not to look at my McCain supporting neighbors with suspicion.

10 10 2008
10 10 2008
Martha Toon

Hey let me join all of you by being a wreck in Juneau as well. Coffee isn’t helping, where’s my glass of red wine? Do I really have to wait til 5pm? My thought for this morning to ALL of you who have been involved in this forum – take a moment to donate to AKMuckraker who states:
“I’ve put down deep roots here, and consider Alaska my home in every sense. I see it as a place of tremendous potential for business, for energy, for innovative thinking, and for citizen activists to be able to make a tangible difference in their local and state government.”
This site has been a forum for truth, individuality, and outstanding information presented so quickly it makes my heart jump. Please help support this author’s work, even if it’s just a few dollars. This author does what many of us only dream of, so let’s support her amazing and heartfelt efforts to keep us informed and especially, to provide a place to discuss politics w/o all the dreary and nasty Palin cheerleaders.

10 10 2008
Katie

I just read something on CBSnews.com that the report will be released. OBVIOUSLY, the reporter forgot to mention that it has to be CLEARED to be open to the public.
How can these lawmakers possibly keep this report under wraps at this point?
Sure, you can seal it. But already the NY Times has a scathing report front page.
Maybe this is old news to everybody, but I was stunned to read that Todd Palin sat there with a wad of personnel files on the table and talked to Monegan face to face in the governor’s office. Isn’t this some sort of privacy crime? Or whatever it is called?
I’m tired today, so I can’t think straight.
All these racist BS going on in the McCain camp has Mama tired today!
Palin be damned.

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

cmac…can’t drive today. eye problems.
but i will be in sm on both monday and tuesday close to st john’s.

10 10 2008
West Virginian

I missed something–what’s the idea behind the clown suits?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Hmm.. a vaca day only 25 days til the election? ? Is she already worn out??

Somehow, i have a feeling she already knows what we’re gonna hear and she’s on her way home to deal with it and McGrumpy already has his new VP waiting to be introduced.

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

If your worried they will somehow try to pin the subprime crap on Obama.
Check this out:
http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2008/10/bush-boom-revisited.html

10 10 2008
cmac

fawn: hope you feel better! I’m tied up all next week.

10 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

Any other Canadians on here waiting for this to break? We need to stick together with our brothers and sisters to the north.

10 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Here in Alaska; at least I don’t have a timezone issue with the Leg Council…

@Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :

I would have to agree with Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (09:36:10) :

“How’s your “dead wolf” impression?”

But if you’re settled on the First Dud, remember to carry around a rag doll like you don’t care if you’re holding it correctly. Or find some 7 year old girl to drag around with you and make her carry it.

10 10 2008
Major Domo

@PJ

They were dressed as kangaroos and welcomed the legislators to the Kangaroo Court.

10 10 2008
Katie

NBC reporting that if it is made public, it’s 800 pages with 1,000 articles of evidence and it will be published for media to read on the web. I suppose for everyone to read on the web. Wouldn’t that be grand?

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

Michele (10:31:44) :

I rather like Mudflap!

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Another Troopergate report on msnbc.. they’re saying it will be released some time today but they don’t know when.. or if it ill even be made public.!

10 10 2008
Regi

Michele (10:31:44) :

I feel like I’ve become a very negative person since the Palin (WTF?) nomination, so in an effort to be a kinder, more positive citizen I’m going off topic for a minute here and confessing that I sort of like Bristol, Willow and Piper for girls names. Think they’re kind of cute. Track and Trig, meh, not so much…

My Palin Baby Name Generator name is Sanka Mudflap

I have deep rooted issues regarding names. We named our daughter Kylie as a compromise, I just wanted to call her Kye. I’m still not sure I like Kylie :X The name, love the kid. So I certainly can go around judging anyone else’s choices. I think they’re kinda cute too, you betcha.

10 10 2008
Regi

That should say can’t judge other people’s choices.

10 10 2008
Vice Peeper Palin

Any idea when the report will be released?
This race is getting so sicking and scary. Someone said earlier they read a post from John Kerry. Anyone have a link to it? It was about McCain and Palin should be disqualified from the race for inciting violence.

http://ofbyandforthepeople.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/inciting-violence-palin-style-terrorists/

10 10 2008
cincykid

Baron et al–Re Joe McCain, John’s brother…I’m acquainted with him (he’s also an actor in DC) and, in all fairness, he’s been keeping a VERY low profile throughout this campaign. I don’t know what his relationship with his brother is, but I’m thinkin’ the campaign finally dragged him out of obscurity so they could have all hands on deck. Don’t be too hard on Joe.
He would probably have preferred to stay out of this altogether.

10 10 2008
sheesh

Lurker,

No…the practice of discriminatory lending is bad…going after banks practicing it was good but the argument floating around is that the lawsuit lead to the sub-prime lending morass of NINJA lending (no job, no income, no assets). This is the video out there right now that I believe will be the next attack from McCain since the Ayers thing is pretty much a wash for them and not getting the mileage against Obama that they hoped:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ijN-wJgyZK4

Please don’t shoot me as the messenger…I’m just wanting to be prepared with some good comeback arguments when this stuff hits the MSM.

10 10 2008
avahome

Did any of you see this dkos diary? I have seen Halcro posts on this blog…but this surprised me….

Blogger Halcro admits to “responsibility” for Troopergate

Kudos to blogger Andrew Halcro and to the power of the blogosphere. We stand as sentinels of information gathering and dissemination and he is a fine example of one such netcitizen.

His diary, The blogger on the grassy knoll recounts the history of the Troopergate investigation, and the role he played in it.

10 10 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

Any other Canadians on here waiting for this to break?
===

Waves arms – me, me! This is way more fun than the Canadian election, lol.

10 10 2008
Brigitte

It feels like forever since Palin has been in my life…making my head spin. Fundamentalists scare me and are really the wolves in sheep clothing.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Cincy, it’s like a really bad fart.. once you let it go, you can never take it back..
he did what he did, he’s a grownup and he could have said no.

You pull the trigger and kill someone then claim your brother begged you to do it, you’ll still go to prison..

10 10 2008
JT

SC Strike Chipper Hussein, boy do I agree with you on the friendship of Liddy and McCain!

Liddy did more harm to this country than the Weathermen, and their actions were horrid.

Liddy even confessed to be willing to bomb, murder and kidnap to achieve his agenda. And still McCain accepts campaign money from him, and goes on his radio show and tells him how proud he is of Liddy??

But what really takes the cake, is that Liddy suggested to those who were up against the ATF, to shoot the agents in the head, cause they would be wearing protection. This was in the 90’s!

And McCain thinks this is ok????

I really don’t get it.

I guess it okay because Liddy’s crimes were in behalf of the Republican party!

10 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

Hi Bella the Bunny Girl, From Halifax here, and happy to see a fellow Canadian hanging in there with the rest of us. Thank you

10 10 2008
Denise

On ADN dkshoreline wrote on 10/10/2008 08:27:34 AM:
“Maybe we’d find in those emails the genesis of the $31K contract Sarah setup with a Washington, DC public relations consultant just for HER IMAGE to promote NATIONALLY: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27110133/ Got the attention of McCain campaign that way and the VP nomination. She claims ALL the credit for the gas pipeline while the Legislature did all the heavy lifting and she spent all her time courting the hated, dreaded mainstream, elitist media promoting herself . . .”

http://www.adn.com/politics/story/551515.html#Comments_Container

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Ava, it was a parody.. not serious..!

10 10 2008
R. Trinket Palin

Fear not, Mudflattians, there is always the time-honored marvelous procedure known as the LEAK. How could that many legislators not produce one little leak?

For Baron Von Butcher, who needs Halloween costume suggestions (the Baroness is going as Sarah, of course):

There are always the unfortunate animals she likes to shoot: moose, caribou, wolves, former mentors…. Or there’s Todd, Telephone in hand, or there’s the Bridge to Nowhere, or, my favorite would be PUTIN’S UGLY HEAD!!!

BTW, I’m starting a comic featuring Sarah and the Mat Maid Dairy Scandal, which is full of cheesy badness, and nobody’s even begun to enjoy it yet! . I have a picture of Sarah dressed as a Milkmaid to start:

snarkopolitan.blogspot.com

Palins now “not apologising for trying to protect their family”…..kind of like the Sopranos, no?

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

sorry if this posts twice. lost it the first time. folks have been asking where SP is today…here’s the schedule for today thanks to daily KOS. SP is dropping the puck in Philly tonight. I wish I had seen this sooner. I’m too far from Lakeville, MN to go protest mcsame. any other Minnesotans or Wisconsinites up for it??

hHh

Today’s Candidate Schedule
by BarbinMD
Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 06:30:01 AM PDT

Where will the candidates be today?

Barack Obama

Chillicothe, Ohio
Ross County Courthouse
9:40 am (EDT)

Columbus, Ohio
Genoa Park
Doors open: 11:00 am (EDT)

Joe Biden

Springfield, Missouri
Jordan Valley Park
11:30 am (CDT)

[Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have no public events scheduled]

John McCain

LaCrosse, WI
La Crosse Center South Hll
11:00 am (CDT)

Lakeville, Minnesota
Lakeville South High School
5:00 pm (CDT)

Sarah Palin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hockey gaje
7:00 pm (EDT)

10 10 2008
Brigid

ABC says report coming out this afternoon:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=6002372&page=1

10 10 2008
Kim in Florida

Dying of anticipation today! I have several windows open at once so I can skim for the breaking news! Not getting much work done today, lol. I am still very optimistic that even if this report is sealed or somehow corrupted by the masters of corruption, the GOP, they are still going down in flames. Both SWWBN’s and her evil troll sidekick’s approval ratings are plummeting among members of their own party🙂 Even the nasty Repugnants can’t stand them, that says a lot!

10 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Hey all, waiting anxiously….:) There is a vid out showing SP saying she fired Monegan b/c he wasn’t doing his job (the alcohol job) up to her standard or something, I will have to find it…Hey, my b-day is 10/30 GMT 10/31 so I am expert on all things Halloween🙂 How ’bout people going as skeletons, with signs,
“I’m the one that jumped out Sarah Palins closest” “Troopergate” “Mat. Dairy”
“unsecured email account” etc!🙂 You betcha!

10 10 2008
Regi

Baron Von Butcher (10:16:54) :

Ok folks I have decided. My Halloween costume will be The First Dude! I think I can manage some facial hair by that time.

You have to carry a baby sling with a doll in it ! Maybe even a little girl doll holding onto one of your legs and a T-shirt that says “It’s 2008, do you know where your teens are?”

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

hmm.. A CNN financial reporter.. Poppy Harlow.. what a cute name..

Ok, so she’s sorta cute.. never mind.

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

sheesh
go check this out:
http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2008/10/bush-boom-revisited.html
Sample
In case you can’t read that, the title is “The Bush Boom: How a Misunderestimated President Fixed a Broken Economy.” You can buy it at Amazon for only $5.77 (a steal!) The book’s author is Jerry Bowyer, who presciently wrote the following in June of 2007:

. . . so first there’s Lehman bros income up, Goldman did okay and now we see that Morgan’s doing well. All of these guys were fingered as threatened by the ‘sub-prime-contagion-apocalyptic melt-down. Well it looks like not so much. Sure, they got hit a little in the fixed income divisions but what the press missed is the tremendous benefit of deregulation.

10 10 2008
Heidi Hanson

Hi guys,

It’s 8:50 PM in Norway. I am sitting here looking at my monitor. Waiting, waiting. It’s great to read all the comments.

Heidi Hanson

10 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, Hahahahahahaha thats agood one

10 10 2008
Anoise

Rigi:

Piper and Willow are character names in tv shows about withces and witchcraft and vampires and such…hhhmmmmmm

10 10 2008
carolinagirl

HI SC Strike Chipper Hussein…I’m in Columbia also. I guess we’re blue dots in a red state….lol.

10 10 2008
LibertyLover

GaaaK! I’m on pins and needles!! Almost noon here… Will they break for lunch?

10 10 2008
Anoise

Oh yeah,
Hi mom, I know you’re reading this site too.
:^)

10 10 2008
Redwood Man - Santa Cruz, CA

@ cmac and fawnskin

One or both of you should create an additional new temporary email address with whatever email client you use. Post it here. Once you know you are really emailing with each other, the one (or both) that created the temp address can simply delete the temp address. You can both confirm it’s cmac and fawnskin by noting landmarks in your area, etc.

10 10 2008
fixthebroken

I think the report is coming out 2 PM Alaska time, right? (3 PM Pacific, 6 Eastern, 11 (?) UK)

10 10 2008
VoteNov4

Waiting in LA, listening to Randy Newman’s Harps and Angels, thinking about how Obama is Atticus Finch and Palin seems to be coming more and more like Bob Ewell. I admit, I am as impatient as Scout and I’d like to bloody all of their lying noses!

Thanks AKM for giving us a place to meet, vent and share.

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

sheesh
I wouldn’t shoot ya. Information is a good thing.

10 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (09:22:06) :

“Can you peel potatoes at your computer? Can’t leave long enough to get dinner started!”

Nope, tried that, it doesn’t work. Keyboard gets all starchy! I have grudgingly just fed my family. Haven’t time to read through all the comments since I began dinner preparations, so I just want to know if there is any news on Troopergate.

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

hey, thanks redwood man.

are you up for that cmac?

10 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

Hi Heidi Hanson , your 5 hours ahead of me. Great to have you. A lot of us Canadians are waiting for this to break also. Been waiting for thsi for a long time. Hope it comes soon.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

that’s really mean to feed that rotten flesh to the wolves..

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

it feels all very cloak-and -dagger and fun and stuff.

10 10 2008
richie

John* The Pitbull Wrangler* (10:45:01) :

Hi Bella the Bunny Girl, From Halifax here, and happy to see a fellow Canadian hanging in there with the rest of us. Thank you

john, i may not be technically canadian but i’m an adopted haligonian from my uni days. so let me say hi. i have been thinking about the fax lately…

i will join my fellow mudflatters and drum my fingers also. are the legislators done yet?

10 10 2008
Jingo Killah

The moose ideas made me remember about a Woody Allen standup bit about going to a costume party accompanied by a real moose.

10 10 2008
no more

PROTEST SARAH PALIN RALLY. Saturday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. Downtown Juneau at the State Capitol.

10 10 2008
Kiminohio

I am in Columbus Ohio and gave up going to see Obama for the second time to be here to wait for this report to come out and say

SHE IS GUILTY and should be impeached

Go Alaska

10 10 2008
Windy City, AKA Alien Ears

@ Baron von Butcher–HALLOWEEN COSTUME:
What about Bill Clinton? Hopefully no one would be offended. They would make a ‘fun’ couple and you and your wife would have lots of material for ‘role-playing’🙂

10 10 2008
lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang 'THAT ONE HUSSEIN'

On something positive, how about we start the list of reasons we like/love Obama [From personal reasoning to Policy reasons]..Everybody can give 1 most important point that you like about him as Persident of USA and reason why he excels that point

I will start with mine

1) Timetable to withdraw troops of Iraq

Apart from the reason on 10 billion a month going down the drain, This is the war I think we didnt need. It has to end – responsibily ofcourse.

How about you guys??

10 10 2008
mvngfwd

On a side note, literally, has anyone noticed the massive “blooms” on the Mudflats map! How exciting!!!

10 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

sosad said “According to McCain/Palin all the parents sons and daughters this man has been in contact with are terrorists . All the faculty at the school are terrorists ,,all the family of all the faculty would be associates of terrorists .”
What does that say about Walter Annenberg??!!

The other question is, now that they have stirred up all this racist, terrorist, not-like-us crap, what happens when Palin has to step aside (after this report is released) and McCain decides to replace her with Lieberman! How will he explain the Jew on the ticket?

And all of you Floridians (my home and voting state) – how does Florida look for Obama?

10 10 2008
cmac

fawnskin: sure thing!

10 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

almost time for Andrew’s radio show :Troopergate
http://www.650keni.com

10 10 2008
Brigitte

Moderator: I didn’t write the comment above attributed to me, could you delete it? My apologies, I need to learn to log out. Thanks!

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

IF this helps.. on ADN.com

Update: 10:45 a.m.: Sen. Lyda Green just stepped outside and asked if reporters if they realized the closed proceedings could take hours. She indicated they were just a little bit into the report.

10 10 2008
epic

Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater (10:53:18) :
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

that’s really mean to feed that rotten flesh to the wolves..

—————————————–

” ‘R’ is for Ruth who was trampled by bulls. ‘S’ is for Sarah, devoured by wolves.”

It’s right there in the poem!

10 10 2008
Miemaw from Texas

Two things I heard on the news today:

The votes are there to release the report.

If the votes were not there to release the report, Governor Palin would not have released her own “I’m Innocent” report last night.

Makes sense to me.

So, we all wait.

10 10 2008
DeMo

fixthebroken (10:35:50) said:

Off topic, sorry …

Have any of you called voters on behalf of Obama from your house?

http://my.barackobama.com/modules/votercontact/login_signup.php

I was just wondering if your phone number is exposed if you do this? Or do they have a way to hide it?
___________________________________
I’ve been calling swing states from my home. Not sure if my number shows up. No one has called me back, even those who said they wouldn’t vote for my guy, as they put it.

If you’re concerned about your name and number appearing, call your phone company and see how to block caller ID. I think if you dial *66 before making a call, you’re blocked.

10 10 2008
cincykid

Marty–You’re right. He can’t take it back, but he didn’t kill anyone. He just said something stupid in a feeble attempt to make a joke. You probably won’t hear from him again, nor will you see him on the public stage.

Speaking of family ties, why is nobody talking about Todd the secessionist and Sarah’s appearances at their kabal?
cincykid aka Puffin Shrapnel Palin

10 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Anoise (10:50:17) :

Rigi:

Piper and Willow are character names in tv shows about withces and witchcraft and vampires and such…hhhmmmmmm

Actually, the girls were all named for Alaskan things–Bristol for Bristol Bay where the Palins fish, Willow for a town near Wasilla and/or the state bird (willow ptarmigan), and Piper for the type of plane the Palins own (and her middle name is Indy, for one of the types of Polaris snowmachines that the First Dud rides!).

10 10 2008
10 10 2008
Jane

no more —

maybe some networks should be notified!?

I was disappointed when the last rally took place and no major network coverage at all! I think it was because they were expecting so few, and ended up with over 1200 people!?!! woo-hoo!!!🙂

http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/rally.asp

10 10 2008
Terpsichore

Regi, I’ve been avoiding commenting on the flute thing BUT … we’re waiting around with nothing else to do apparently, so I think I’ll chime in.

You wrote “How “Joe Sixpack” to be shrewd enough to almost win Miss Alaska. I think it was that awful flute performance that did her in. ”

I had a year of flute lessons when I was … eleven or maybe twelve. It was my third instrument (piano first, saxophone second). I am the same age as miss Sarah and she was about the same age I was when we had “10 years of experience”. If I was playing a song “arranged by my favorite performer, James Galway” I would have actually LEARNED THE WHOLE ARRANGEMENT rather than just the beginning bit (which wasn’t bad).

As a performer I appreciate it that, bless her heart, she continued on, and she did manage to figure out where she was near the end, but the middle bit was the musical equivalent of what we hear her spew out her mouth when she gets asked a question she has no idea about. She wings it. Hey, winging it is a useful strategy. But when you are so transparently doing so, it loses it’s impact. Like I haven’t “faked” stuff before! Difference is, with my solid musical training, I actually have something to fall back on, Miss Sarah didn’t prepare enough for her flute performance, and didn’t have the training to “wing it”. And that’s exactly where she is today – she’s being put out in a performance arena that is out of her league (think rejected American Idol wannabe trying to play Carnegie Hall – the one in New York, not in Scotland🙂 ).

Also, people now actually pay me to play the flute, and yet I still do not dare to call myself (or let anyone else that I know of call me) a “flautist”. That is pretty elite, I can tell you.

Again, it’s not her ability or lack thereof, but her apparent inability to admit what she does not know that troubles me.

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

Hiya John* The Pitbull Wrangler and bunny girl
Canadian / US duel checking in from Fredericton.

Nothing happened yet?

10 10 2008
Jingo Killah

Vote for Mudflats! The Blogger’s Choice Awards is gathering votes for, amongst other things, Best Political Blog. Mudflats is nominated, but needs your support – if you have a moment, go sign up, and find this page and give Mudflats your vote!

10 10 2008
cincykid

Oops! Meant “cabal” not “kabal”. I’m so antsy, I’m making typos! Sorry.

10 10 2008
fixthebroken

Thanks DeMo!

10 10 2008
kas (from Oregon)

2) Health Care is a RIGHT!

still hanging out in Oregon… waiting.. but Marty the Pug really wants a walk… hmmmm refresh..walk the dog… refresh.. walk the dog…. tough decision

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

NEWS FLASH: It has been confirmed by a reliable source that Sen John McCain
has poopie pants! Also the source confirmed that Gov Sarah Palin has cooties!

10 10 2008
epic

kas (from Oregon) (11:00:23) :
2) Health Care is a RIGHT!

still hanging out in Oregon… waiting.. but Marty the Pug really wants a walk… hmmmm refresh..walk the dog… refresh.. walk the dog…. tough decision
—————————————–

Walk, refresh the dog.

10 10 2008
sheesh

Lurker,

Thanks for the link. There is no question that deregulation went a long way to line the pockets of the the big execs. I think there’s plenty of blame to go around, dem/repub as well as ‘joe six-pack’ in adding to this financial mess.

BTW, Barack is the ONLY candidate to my knowledge who has come out and stated they we as individuals need to take responsibilty in how we live our lives and how that translates to raising our children to be responsible adults.

I think we need to be prepared for the next wave of attacks which will likely focus on dem responsibilty for the meltdown and fine tune that attack to Obama

10 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@kas
Walk the dog, it could be a while yet!

10 10 2008
MJC

Hi Barb from Illinois,

Yesterday, I watched in horror the uncut version of the Ohio and Pennyslvania videos of the hatemongers. I cried. Then I prayed for a very long time. Now as I watched your video, I find myself crying again. It’s a beautiful montage. I will continue to pray everday for Sen. Obama’s safety.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Terpsichore..

I agree totally with your post.. But the problem is simple.. if she admitted she didn’t know an answer, she’d not have anything to say. She clearly loves hearing herself.
🙂

10 10 2008
avahome

Lawsuit over Palin’s e-mails gets under way today

http://www.adn.com/politics/story/551515.html\

Anyone hear anything? The meting was supposed to be at 10AM.

10 10 2008
Mart

Hello from NC – the other side of the states. I have been checking here since 7:20 am {DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!}. I to am drumming my fingers.😉 Mart

10 10 2008
lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang 'THAT ONE HUSSEIN'

On something positive, how about we start the list of reasons we like/love Obama [From personal reasoning to Policy reasons]..Everybody can give 1 most important point that you like about him as Persident of USA and reason why he excels that point

I will start with mine

1) Timetable to withdraw troops from Iraq
Apart from the reason on 10 billion a month going down the drain, This is the war I think we didnt need. It has to end – responsibily ofcourse.

@kas (from Oregon) (11:00:23) :
2) Health Care is a RIGHT

Anybody else?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

gak.. tucker bounds, aka mcgrumpy drone is on msnbc.. kick

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

John* The Pitbull Wrangler*
Toronto Here!!
As only having CNN — it’s the pits for a lot of real balanced news.

Reading above about Todd possibly stumping — That should take 37 seconds. Watched his interview with Greta van S. on youtube vid. Answers weren’t much more than Yea, uh-huh, yea, no. But have to say Greta doesn’t come across as brilliant either.

10 10 2008
no more

@ Jane. Organizers are trying to get the word out and have contacted the media. Hopefully this will be a big rally. If you know any one that might be interested…pass it on. Thanks.

10 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein

What do I like about Obama?
That he has stated that health care is a “right” in America
That he opposed the Iraq war right from the start
That he only has 1 house and 1 wife
That he acquired his wealth by virtue of his own hard work
That he is fighting back, but in a controlled manner (unlike his opponent)

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

while we wait: here’s some well-timed “disgust” with negative ads in time of economic crisis (pulling his own) voiced by Norm Coleman in Minnesota. No one ever said Coleman wasn’t clever. (Franken just pulled a few points ahead… he’s got to do something! McCain should have thought of that!)

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/10/1528771.aspx

hHh

10 10 2008
sauer kraut

Well, in the two hours since I last posted, I drove a bit to get a few more Obama signs to put up, put those up, went to the grocery store, got me a non-starbucks cup of coffee, drove a bit, got home, walked the dawg, petted the kitty (yeah, named sauerkraut) cleaned the lawn mower, shot some sling at pesky squirrels, got that fat old toad (no, not john mccain) out of the window well again, and read a chapter out of Marannis’ “Rome 1960” book.

So… it’s 3:05ish here on the east coast. They still talking about it, eh?

Guess I’ll go mow the lawn.

Shoulda not takin’ the day off. …

10 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Does anyone know how to listen to Andrew’s show? Its supposed to be streaming on the internet? Help!

10 10 2008
sauer kraut

Greta vonS is a brilliant mind but she sold her soul to faux news.

Shameful and disgraceful.

I liked her better before she faux gave her the money to fix her saggy face.

10 10 2008
Bobg

Injuneau- I’m glad Palin’s naming methods weren’t popular when I was being named. We had an International Harvester tractor on our farm. Instead of Bobg my nic would be internationalharverstertractorG

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

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Norah Odonnell is reaming the idiot mcgrumpy lemming a new butthole.. ! tucker, you are so pathetic..

sweet..

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

sheesh
I agree and I predict that if Obama is elected that the stock markets
will rebound because for one the market is more emotion driven and
I think everyone would agree that he would calm the uncertainly. (sp)IMHO

10 10 2008
frsbdg

For what it’s worth, I sent e-mails to every member of the Legislative Council, demanding that they release the report to the public. I got 2 replys from Senators Lyda Green (R) and Kim Elton (D), both of whom were committed to releasing the report.

Does anyone know if they need a simple majority or 2/3 majority to release it?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

Frsh.. i also wrote.. got the same email you did probably from Green.. i didn’t get any others, so you did better than me..

but the rumor is they have enough votes to release the findings..

hundreds of pages.. it doesn’t look good for the baracuda.. she’s cowering in a fetal position, drooling.. pretty much knows her 15 minutes is about expired..

10 10 2008
Mario

when will Santa get here?

10 10 2008
Lee

We need to ask McCain what his real relationship is with Raffaello Follieri who is now in prison. McCain and Rick Davis both.

McCain is a RAT.

10 10 2008
JB

@ lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang ‘THAT ONE HUSSEIN’ (10:55:00) :

…how about we start the list of reasons we like/love Obama [1 most important point that you like about him as President of USA and reason why he excels that point]

1) Timetable to withdraw troops of Iraq
————————————————
2) He has been incredibly stable and reassuring in the face of the economic catastrophe, with the same steady sureness of his entire campaign. Unflappable. Presidential.

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

MJC, I wish I could take credit for the video, but I just found the link. But I thought we could all use a little lift up!

10 10 2008
Shikago

Waiting with you in Chicago… Just finished my 3rd cup of coffee, was trying to read the comments on my cell earlier (as I have many times) I can never make it to the 300th comment… fingers crossed and a lil shaky. Come on guys…
Shikago aka; Gary Hussein Shikago

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!
10 10 2008
DAS2009Chi

Slightly off the subject but it’s good reading. Hope that it’s not too lengthly for you.

Senator John McCain’s Record on Troop and Veterans’ Issues

Voting Against Veterans
• Veterans Groups Give McCain Failing Grades. In its most recent legislative ratings, the non-partisan Disabled American Veterans gave Sen. McCain a 20 percent rating for his voting record on veterans’ issues. Similarly, the non-partisan Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America gave McCain a “D” grade for his poor voting record on veterans’ issues, including McCain’s votes against additional body armor for troops in combat and additional funding for PTSD and TBI screening and treatment.

• McCain Voted Against Increased Funding for Veterans’ Health Care. Although McCain told voters at a campaign rally that improving veterans’ health care was his top domestic priority, he voted against increasing funding for veterans’ health care in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. (Greenville News, 12/12/2007; S.Amdt. 2745 to S.C.R. 95, Vote 40, 3/10/04; Senate S.C.R. 18, Vote 55, 3/16/05; S.Amdt. 3007 to S.C.R. 83, Vote 41, 3/14/06; H.R. 1591, Vote 126, 3/29/07)

• McCain Voted At Least 28 Times Against Veterans’ Benefits, Including Healthcare. Since arriving in the U.S. Senate in 1987, McCain has voted at least 28 times against ensuring important benefits for America’s veterans, including providing adequate healthcare. (2006 Senate Vote #7, 41, 63, 67, 98, 222; 2005 Senate Votes #55, 89, 90, 251, 343; 2004 Senate Votes #40, 48, 145; 2003 Senate Votes #74, 81, 83; 1999 Senate Vote #328; 1998 Senate Vote #175; 1997 Senate Vote #168; 1996 Senate Votes #115, 275; 1995 Senate Votes #76, 226, 466; 1994 Senate Vote #306; 1992 Senate Vote #194; 1991 Senate Vote #259)

• McCain Voted Against Providing Automatic Cost-of-Living Adjustments to Veterans. McCain voted against providing automatic annual cost-of-living adjustments for certain veterans’ benefits. (S. 869, Vote 259, 11/20/91)

• McCain Voted to Underfund Department of Veterans Affairs. McCain voted for an appropriations bill that underfunded the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development by $8.9 billion. (H.R. 2099, Vote 470, 9/27/95)
• McCain Voted Against a $13 Billion Increase in Funding for Veterans Programs. McCain voted against an amendment to increase spending on veterans programs by $13 billion. (S.C.R. 57, Vote 115, 5/16/96)

• McCain Voted Against $44.3 Billion for Veterans Programs. McCain was one of five senators to vote against a bill providing $44.3 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, plus funding for other federal agencies. (H.R. 2684, Vote 328, 10/15/99)

• McCain Voted Against $47 Billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. McCain was one of eight senators to vote against a bill that provided $47 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. (H.R. 4635, Vote 272, 10/12/00)

• McCain Voted Against $51 Billion in Veterans Funding. McCain was one of five senators to vote against the bill and seven to vote against the conference report that provided $51.1 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as funding for the federal housing, environmental and emergency management agencies and NASA. (H.R. 2620, Vote 334, 11/8/01; Vote 269, 8/2/01)

• McCain Voted Against $122.7 Billion for Department of Veterans Affairs. McCain voted against an appropriations bill that included $122.7 billion in fiscal 2004 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and other related agencies. (H.R. 2861, Vote 449, 11/12/03)

• McCain Opposed $500 Million for Counseling Services for Veterans with Mental Disorders. McCain voted against an amendment to appropriate $500 million annually from 2006-2010 for counseling, mental health and rehabilitation services for veterans diagnosed with mental illness, posttraumatic stress disorder or substance abuse. (S. 2020, S.Amdt. 2634, Vote 343, 11/17/05)

• McCain opposed an Assured Funding Stream for Veterans’ Health Care. McCain opposed providing an assured funding stream for veterans’ health care, taking into account annual changes in veterans’ population and inflation. (S.Amdt. 3141 to S.C.R. 83, Vote 63, 3/16/06)

• McCain Voted Against Adding More Than $400 Million for Veterans’ Care. McCain was one of 13 Republicans to vote against providing an additional $430 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs for outpatient care and treatment for veterans. (S.Amdt. 3642 to H.R. 4939, Vote 98, 4/26/06)

• McCain Supported Outsourcing VA Jobs. McCain opposed an amendment that would have prevented the Department of Veterans Affairs from outsourcing jobs, many held by blue-collar veterans, without first giving the workers a chance to compete. (S.Amdt. 2673 to H.R. 2642, Vote 315, 9/6/07)

• McCain Opposed the 21st Century GI Bill Because It Was Too Generous. McCain did not vote on the GI Bill that will provide better educational opportunities to veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, paying full tuition at in-state schools and living expenses for those who have served at least three years since the 9/11 attacks. McCain said he opposes the bill because he thinks the generous benefits would “encourage more people to leave the military.” (S.Amdt. 4803 to H.R. 2642, Vote 137, 5/22/08; Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/2/08; Boston Globe, 5/23/08; ABCNews.com, 5/26/08)

• Disabled American Veterans Legislative Director Said That McCain’s Proposal Would Increase Costs For Veterans Because His Plan Relies On Private Hospitals Which Are More Expensive and Which Could Also Lead To Further Rationing Of Care. “To help veterans who live far from VA hospitals or need specialized care the VA can’t provide, McCain proposed giving low-income veterans and those who incurred injury during their service a card they could use at private hospitals. The proposal is not an attempt to privatize the VA, as critics have alleged, but rather, an effort to improve care and access to it, he said. Joe Violanti, legislative director of the Disabled American Veterans, a nonpartisan organization, said the proposal would increase costs because private hospitals are more expensive. The increased cost could lead to further rationing of care, he said.” (Las Vegas Sun, 8/10/08)
Lack of Support for the Troops
• McCain co-sponsored the Use of Force Authorization. McCain supported the bill that gave President George W. Bush the green light–and a blank check–for going to war with Iraq. (SJ Res 46, 10/3/02)

• McCain Opposed Increasing Spending on TRICARE and Giving Greater Access to National Guard and Reservists. Although his campaign website devotes a large section to veterans issues, including expanding benefits for reservists and members of the National Guard, McCain voted against increasing spending on the TRICARE program by $20.3 billion over 10 years to give members of the National Guard and Reserves and their families greater access to the health care program. The increase would be offset by a reduction in tax cuts for the wealthy. (S.Amdt. 324 to S.C.R. 23, Vote 81, 3/25/03)

• McCain voted against holding Bush accountable for his actions in the war. McCain opposed the creation of an independent commission to investigate the development and use of intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq. (S.Amdt. 1275 to H.R. 2658, Vote 284, 7/16/03)

• McCain voted Against Establishing a $1 Billion Trust Fund for Military Health Facilities. McCain voted against establishing a $1 billion trust fund to improve military health facilities by refusing to repeal tax cuts for those making more than $1 million a year. (S.Amdt. 2735 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297, Vote 7, 2/2/06)

• Senator McCain opposed efforts to end the overextension of the military–a policy that is having a devastating impact on our troops. McCain voted against requiring mandatory minimum downtime between tours of duty for troops serving in Iraq. (S.Amdt.. 2909 to S.Amdt. 2011 to HR 1585, Vote 341, 9/19/07; S.Amdt. 2012 to S.Amdt. 2011 to HR 1585, Vote 241, 7/11/07)

• McCain announced his willingness to keep U.S. troops in Iraq for decades–a statement sure to inflame Iraqis and endanger American troops. McCain: “Make it a hundred” years in Iraq and “that would be fine with me.” (Derry, New Hampshire Town Hall meeting, 1/3/08)

• McCain voted against a ban on waterboarding–a form of torture–in a move that could eventually endanger American troops. According to ThinkProgress, “the Senate brought the Intelligence Authorization Bill to the floor, which contained a provision from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) establishing one interrogation standard across the government. The bill requires the intelligence community to abide by the same standards as articulated in the Army Field Manual and bans waterboarding.” McCain voted against the bill. (H.R. 2082, Vote 22, 2/13/08)

• McCain Also Supported Outsourcing at Walter Reed. McCain opposed an amendment to prevent the outsourcing of 350 federal employee jobs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center–outsourcing that contributed to the scandalous treatment of veterans at Walter Reed that McCain called a “disgrace.” (S.Amdt. 4895 to H.R. 5631, Vote 234, 9/6/06; Speech to VFW in Kansas City, Mo., 4/4/08)

• Senator McCain has consistently opposed any plan to withdraw troops from Iraq–a policy that has directly weakened American efforts in Afghanistan. Senator McCain repeatedly voted against a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq. (S.Amdt. 3876 to S.Amdt. 3874 to H.R. 2764, Vote #438, 12/18/07; S.Amdt. 3875 to S.Amdt. 3874 to H.R. 2764, Vote #437, 12/18/07; S.Amdt.3164 to H.R. 3222, Vote #362, 10/3/07; S.Amdt. 2898 to S. Amdt. 2011 to H.R. 1585, Vote #346, 9/21/07; S. Amdt. 2924 to S.Amdt. 2011 to H.R.1585, Vote #345, 9/21/07; S.Amdt.2 087 to S.Amdt. 2011 to H.R. 1585, Vote #252, 7/18/07; S.Amdt. 643 to H.R. 1591, Vote #116, 3/27/07; S.Amdt. 4320 to S. 2766, Vote #182, 6/22/06; S.Amdt. 4442 to S. 2766, Vote #181, 6/22/06; S.Amdt. 2519 to S.1042, Vote #322, 11/15/05)

• McCain said it’s “not too important” when U.S. troops leave Iraq. This exchange occurred on NBC’s Today Show with Matt Lauer:
LAUER: If it’s working, senator, do you now have a better estimate of when American forces can come home from Iraq?
McCAIN: No, but that’s not too important.
(6/11/08)

Cheerleading for War with Iraq–While Afghanistan was Unfinished
• McCain suggested that the war in Iraq could be won with a “smaller” force. “But the fact is I think we could go in with much smaller numbers than we had to do in the past. But I don’t believe it’s going to be nearly the size and scope that it was in 1991.” (CBS News, Face the Nation, 9/15/02)

• McCain said winning the war would be “easy.” “I know that as successful as I believe we will be, and I believe that the success will be fairly easy, we will still lose some American young men or women.” (CNN, 9/24/02)

• McCain also said the actual fighting in Iraq would be easy. “We’re not going to get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad. We may have to take out buildings, but we’re not going to have a bloodletting of trading American bodies for Iraqi bodies.” (CNN, 9/29/02)

• Continuing his pattern, McCain also said on MSNBC that we would win the war in Iraq “easily.” “But the point is that, one, we will win this conflict. We will win it easily.” (MSNBC, 1/22/03)

• McCain argued Saddam was “a threat of the first order.” Senator McCain said that a policy of containing Iraq to blunt its weapons of mass destruction program is “unsustainable, ineffective, unworkable and dangerous.” McCain: “I believe Iraq is a threat of the first order, and only a change of regime will make Iraq a state that does not threaten us and others, and where liberated people assume the rights and responsibilities of freedom.” (Speech to the Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2/13/03)

• McCain echoed Bush and Cheney’s rationale for going to war. McCain: “We’re going to win this victory. Tragically, we will lose American lives. But it will be brief. We’re going to find massive evidence of weapons of mass destruction . . . It’s going to send the message throughout the Middle East that democracy can take hold in the Middle East.” (Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, 2/21/03)

• “But I believe, Katie, that the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators.” (NBC, 3/20/03)

• March 2003: “I believe that this conflict is still going to be relatively short.” (NBC, Meet the Press, 3/30/03)

• McCain echoed Bush and Cheney’s talking points that the U.S. would only be in Iraq for a short time. McCain: “It’s clear that the end is very much in sight . . . It won’t be long . . . it’ll be a fairly short period of time.” (ABC, 4/9/03)
Staunch Defense of the Iraq Invasion
• McCain maintained that the war was a good idea and that George W. Bush deserved “admiration.” At the 2004 Republican National Convention, McCain, focusing on the war in Iraq, said that while weapons of mass destruction were not found, Saddam once had them and “he would have acquired them again.” McCain said the mission in Iraq “gave hope to people long oppressed” and it was “necessary, achievable and noble.” McCain: “For his determination to undertake it, and for his unflagging resolve to see it through to a just end, President Bush deserves not only our support, but our admiration.” (Speech, Republican National Convention, 8/31/04)

• Senator McCain: “The war, the invasion was not a mistake. (Meet the Press, 1/6/08)

• McCain said the war in Iraq was “worth” it. Asked if the war was a good idea worth the price in blood and treasure, McCain: “It was worth getting rid of Saddam Hussein. He had used weapons of mass destruction, and it’s clear that he was hell-bent on acquiring them.” (Republican Debate, 1/24/08)

Dangerous Lack of Foreign Policy Knowledge
• When questioned about Osama bin Laden after the 1998 U.S. missile strikes in Afghanistan, McCain surmised that the terrorist leader wasn’t as “bad” as “depicted.” “You could say, Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that’s depicted? Most of us have never heard of him before.” (Interview with Mother Jones magazine, 11/1998)

• McCain was unaware of previous Sunni-Shia violence before the Iraq War. “There’s not a history of clashes that are violent between Sunnis and Shias. So I think they can probably get along.” (MSNBC, Hardball, 4/23/03)

• McCain said our military could just “muddle through” in Afghanistan. While giving a speech, McCain was asked about Afghanistan and replied, “I am concerned about it, but I’m not as concerned as I am about Iraq today, obviously, or I’d be talking about Afghanistan. But I believe that if Karzai can make the progress that he is making, that in the long term, we may muddle through in Afghanistan.” (Speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/03)

• McCain stated that Sunni al Qaeda was “supported” by the Shia Iranians. (2/2008)

• McCain again confused Sunni Muslim al Qaeda operatives with Shi’a Muslim insurgents. The Washington Post reported of McCain: “He said several times that Iran, a predominately Shiite country, was supplying the mostly Sunni militant group, al-Qaeda. In fact, officials have said they believe Iran is helping Shiite extremists in Iraq.
“Speaking to reporters in Amman, the Jordanian capital, McCain said he and two Senate colleagues traveling with him continue to be concerned about Iranian operatives ‘taking al-Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back.’
“Pressed to elaborate, McCain said it was ‘common knowledge and has been reported in the media that al-Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran, that’s well known. And it’s unfortunate.'” (Press conference, Amman, Jordan, 3/18/2008)

• Yet again, McCain demonstrated that he didn’t know whether al Qaeda was a Sunni or Shiite organization. While questioning General David Petraeus during a Senate hearing, the following exchange occurred:
MCCAIN: Do you still view al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat?
PETRAEUS: It is still a major threat, though it is certainly not as major a threat as it was say 15 months ago.
MCCAIN: Certainly not an obscure sect of the Shi’ites overall?
PETREAUS: No.
MCCAIN: Or Sunnis or anybody else. (Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, 4/8/08)

• McCain incorrectly thought General David Petraeus was in charge of Afghanistan. The Army Times reported: “Speaking Monday at the annual meeting of the Associated Press, McCain was asked whether he, if elected, would shift combat troops from Iraq to Afghanistan to intensify the search for al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
‘I would not do that unless Gen. [David] Petraeus said that he felt that the situation called for that,’ McCain said, referring to the top U.S. commander in Iraq.
“Petraeus, however, made clear last week that he has nothing to do with the decision. Testifying last week before four congressional committees, including the Senate Armed Services Committee on which McCain is the ranking Republican, Petraeus said the decision about whether troops could be shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan was not his responsibility because his portfolio is limited to the multi-national force in Iraq.” (Annual meeting of the Associated Press, 4/14/08)

• McCain credited the “surge” for the “Anbar Awakening”–even though the Anbar Awakening preceded the surge by nearly a year. (7/22/08)

• John McCain has also recently demonstrated either serious knowledge gaps in terms of foreign policy, or mounting confusion, when discussing an array of other countries:
Spain: McCain refused to commit to meeting with the president of Spain, a NATO ally, after becoming confused about America’s relationship with Spain, its leader, and, possibly, exactly where Spain is located. (9/17/08)

Czech Republic and Slovakia: McCain referred to the two countries using the name “Czechoslovakia” several times–despite the fact that Czechoslakia split apart and hasn’t existed since 1993. (7/15/08; (7/14/08))

Venezuela: McCain said that Venezuela was a Middle Eastern country. (9/30/08)

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I don’t know where to get the streaming one,..anybody know?

10 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

Canadian Neighbour and Shove Maggot “That One” Hussein aka the problem child , glad to have you with us also. Halifax, Nova Scotia here and I have a house full waiting for this report Some of us took the day off work just to watch this unfold. Theres 8 of us and we’re having a Goodbye Sarah Palin party. Wish you were all here with us.My girlfriend is a policewoman who just detest Sarah for what she is doing to Americans and their country. Sarah Palin never wants to come to our neck of the woods. She would find it very uncomfortable real quickly.

10 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

no more (11:05:46) :

@ Jane. Organizers are trying to get the word out and have contacted the media. Hopefully this will be a big rally. If you know any one that might be interested…pass it on. Thanks.

There will be an independent videographer there, in case any of the media want video (and can pay for it and for getting it transmitted), in case anyone wants to pass along that info. Given that none of the “major” media in AK bother to have anyone here year round, they may very well need to take up this option…

10 10 2008
Michele

Here’s another fun waiting game: Pick Obam’a’s “dream” cabinet. He’s already said he wants Buffet as Treasury Secretary (although you’d have to be crazy, IMHO to take that role on just now). Just another reason to vote Obama. It’s the best insurance that we would have a bona fide financial savant in that role and not another rightwing criminal (Meg Whitman of eBay, McCain’s first choice). I could see Hillary heading up either the Department of State or the Dept of Health & Human Services. She’d be a shoo-in for HHS and could finally get the changes in insurance she has championed for decades, but the State Dept is a higher prestige post. He could give Colin Powell a chance to redeem himself (I believe he is a dedicated civil servant who got suckered punched by the Bushies and it is somewhat unjust that his reputation was tarnished by their treachery) in the State Dept or the DoD. Wes Clarke would be an excellent DoD secretary, too. At a complete loss for the DoJ and the DoT. Any ideas?

10 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Mudflatters, have not read all posts yet, so apologies if this has already been shared. Remember the black guy at the McCain/Palin rally in Wisc. yesterday imploring McCain to go after Obama? Well, according to TPM, he was a local conservative talk show host. In other words, a plant.

tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/10/why-does-the-media-claim-that.php

Here is more:

bbsnews.net/

10 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Hi there lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang ‘THAT ONE HUSSEIN’.

I am also Rust Mustang, but I’m happy to change my name in honor of I think it was Irishgirl’s joke (so long ago now, it seems) about Bristol calling her baby Forty Watt Johnstone. I still laugh about that. Therefore, from now on I will be,
Yours Truly,
Forty Watt Hussein formerly Rust Mustang

10 10 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Palin

According to Faux news….legislators have requested for lunch to be brought in. COuld be another couple of hours.

10 10 2008
palin's scary

Someone upthread asked about the Kerry article. Here’s a link
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/kerry-mccain-palins-hate_n_133584.html

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

Irishgirl aka puck mule (10:52:42) :

Yep, you’re right about the potato starch! (As she wipes off the letter “T”) 😉

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

Wow! a good bye sarah palin party. i’m jealous. just me and the dog and cat here, refreshing, refreshing, refreshing. but maybe now that i know it could be hours(!), i’ll try to get some work done. nah…

btw. please, please, please let’s not post entire articles. AKM has asked us not to for copywrite reasons. please check the FAQ up top.

hHh

10 10 2008
JB

I think Michael Bloomberg would be a better Sec. Treasury than Buffet. But he’s evidently trying to get term limits extended in NY so he can be mayor again. Wonder if he’d leave NYC for Obama?

10 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bobg (11:08:31) :

Fortunately, I think that’s only a Palin family naming convention. If my family had ascribed to it when I was born, I would have been VW Squareback.

10 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

I thought is was a live show….😦

10 10 2008
SlappyOC

CNN says only part will be released:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/10/alaska-lawmakers-meet-to-receive-trooper-probe-report/

“A portion of the report is scheduled to be made public after the executive session, said Sen. Kim Elton, the Legislative Council’s chairman.

A second part of the report contains “confidential” information and will be kept under wraps, said Elton, a Democrat who has been under fire from Palin’s supporters.”

And someone had asked for the link to the article about Kerry saying they should be disqualified due to the “hate filled crowds”:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/kerry-mccain-palins-hate_n_133584.html

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Why I like Barack Obama……
1.) He’s a nice guy. (this directly from a couple of people who know)
2.) He respects his grandmother, his mother, his wife, and women. (All good men do)
3.) He is a law scholar. (Thank goodness)
4. He’ll make the right desicions to get us out of the war.
5.) He will bring honor back to the Presidency.

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

still another game while we wait: obama’s 4 supreme court picks.

I’ll start.

1.) Hillary Clinton

10 10 2008
carolinagirl

Found this on a Blog had to share……LMAO

Troopergate”? Poopergate!!!
Doggone it, folks can’tcha see what the liberal press is tryin’ to do to the most popular governor in the whole wide world? (Yup, the same liberal press who’s been palin’ around with the domestic terrorists and who hate us for our freedom, and don’t even CARE that she’s just like us and all that.)
I mean, come on guys, it wasn’t Sarah, it was Todd – “The First Dude” who got all mavericky and did this stuff behind her back when she was busy shootin’ wolves from helicopters and fightin’ oil companies and stuff, makin’ sure ol’ Putin isn’t raisin’ up his head in her airspace and such. AND tellin’ Congress ” no thanks to that bridge to nowhere” and all the other stuff that’s made her the most popular governor in the world and all.
Don’tcha’ see? It’s not Sarah, she’s just like us! And besides, she’s part of a pair of mavericks that are plannin’ on fixin’ every thing that’s wrong with the world. You betcha’! Remember, she’s just like us!!! Ya’ gotta’ don’t blink on this one! It’s Obama and all HIS domestic terrorist pals from his kindergarten years! They’re the ones! Don’t blink or the secret Muslims will be all over ya’ thicker’n black flies on a three-day-old moose carcass. You betcha!!!

10 10 2008
Jane

@ no more…I tell you what, if I was anywhere close, I’d BE THERE! But I will pass it on to a few folks I know and especially to a gal who is extremely active in Obama’s campaign and an anti-Palinist…she’s in Colorado but is amazing at spreading the word. Give me more details if you have in case I missed and I’ll send to her.

Good luck!! I think the organizers should inform those at MSNBC and at least YouTube it once it is done…that’s almost better than a major network now-a-days!!!

10 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

@ lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang ‘THAT ONE HUSSEIN’ (10:55:00) :

…how about we start the list of reasons we like/love Obama [1 most important point that you like about him as President of USA and reason why he excels that point]

1) Timetable to withdraw troops of Iraq
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2) He has been incredibly stable and reassuring in the face of the economic catastrophe, with the same steady sureness of his entire campaign. Unflappable. Presidential.
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3) He’s brilliant – he oozes intelligence! I am reading “Audacity of Hope” and it is fun and interesting and informative and shows how much he THINKS, ponders things and how much he really cares.

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang ‘THAT ONE HUSSEIN’ (10:55:00) :

…how about we start the list of reasons we like/love Obama [1 most important point that you like about him as President of USA and reason why he excels that point]

The world loves him. He’s for real which is why the reps can’t stand him.
He smokes them on family values and is more of a christian than they
could ever hope to be. (JM)

10 10 2008
Jane

@ carolingirl — that excerpt, in all seriousness, needs to be passed on to SNL so Tina Fey can do the rendition…all I could do is see her face while I was reading it!!!

10 10 2008
Bobg

I just sent an email to Drudge Report asking if they’re going to let us know when the Palin report is published. I feel that if enough people pester the news groups they will have to play it up after the report is released.

drudge@drudgereport.com

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

10 10 2008
Shikago

I support Barack Obama because he is a true citizen. Here is a favorite quote…

“The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams”. Barack Obama

“Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest”. Benjamin Franklin

10 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

http://act.credoaction.com/event/events/index.html?id=&action_id=11

Still time to volunteer to be a poll worker!

10 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Michele–love the dream ticket idea!
What about Chuck Hagel in foreign policy somewhere? He’s a republican with sense who’s been loyal from the beginning.

10 10 2008
megacephalus

Living here in Berlin gives one ample cause and opportunity to study the rise of the National Socialists [voted into office democratically]. and especially their charismatic leader, Adolf Hitler. [reading German-Jewish author Raphael Seligmann – as in the Atlantic Times].

To me the parallels between Adolf and Sarah are at least sobering, if not -as they are to me – frightening:

– multiple academic failures

– encouraging violent racist behavior “Kill Him”, “Terrorist”…

– underclass PWT social ‘chip-on-the-shoulder’ attitude towards educated, reflective, people

– demonstrably dubious family and personal moral values

– charismatic rabble-rousing style… Hitler’s first assignment for the Army and then the DAP…

– fear of and disrespect for a free press

– banning [then burning] books

– fascination with the para-military gun kultur

– religious beliefs bordering [to be polite] on the fantastic [witch-doctors / Wagnerian Wotan]

McCain’s overdriving need to compensate for a lost war drives him, as did Hitler’s lost WW 1 to the burning anger that leads him to ever more war, as it led Hitler to write Mein Kampf and…

Who is the real John McCain? Is he the man who used to tout himself as a problem-solver, or is he the desperate candidate who lurches from attack to attack?

[of course, then we had ‘Mein Kampf’ before us, and did not act, now we have the Koran. AWAKE! ]

need I go on?

Be afraid, read this [Germany] country’s history, and be VERY afraid!

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Mario (11:12:20) “when will Santa get here?”

In Canada, on Monday it’s our Turkey Day (Thanksgiving). Will that help??

John* The Pitbull Wrangler*,
I’m with you and your GF re SP. I bought a bag of marshmallows to throw at my TV watching her talk as I was afraid of throwing something that would break it!!

On another blog that was commenting SP was a role model for all women — WTH — If she’s our role model, I’m checking in for gender reassignment!!!

10 10 2008
lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang 'THAT ONE HUSSEIN'

@Forty Watt Hussein

Hi there🙂 Whats in the name anyway – I would rather be Brian(As our AKM the great has said before, we all are Brain)…but then it would be too confusing to answer each other…I added ‘That one’ to hussein after the debate knowing what a privilege to be called ‘That one’ and that too, Hussein …

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Here’s a little funny!
Post Turtle
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old Texas rancher whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Sarah Palin and her bid to be a heartbeat away from being President.
The old rancher said, ‘Well, ya know, Palin is a post turtle.’

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was. The old rancher said, ‘When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.’ The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain.
‘You know she didn’t get up there by herself, she doesn’t belong up there, she doesn’t know what to do while she is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put her up there to begin with.’

10 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

@epic in oregon – really? You have a Marty the pug? I have Marty the Boston – guess yours was also named after Marty Feldman for those eyes!

10 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

One reason I love Obama is this very blog. It has brought so many people from all over the world together for the one reason. Truth and Justice for Americans. Anyone who can bring that many good people together for a good cause such as this is the right person for the job of President of the United States of America. I love you guys and I feel like one of the family that is America. We are all brothers and sisters in the cause.

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

Lurker “That one” Hussein Palin (11:00:48) :

NEWS FLASH: It has been confirmed by a reliable source that Sen John McCain
has poopie pants! Also the source confirmed that Gov Sarah Palin has cooties!
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Do we get to do this until the report comes out? Re: McCains poopie pants, that all “Depends”!

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

Geezee feel like I am in the Military….Hurry up…..Wait….Hurry Up….Wait

You guys are GREAT giving me something to read while I tap my fingers to the bone….lol

Need to tell them poop or get off the pot!!!!!

10 10 2008
Spoon Archer Hussein Dick Francis Palin

OK, maybe I’ve read too many novels in my lifetime, and tried to write a couple, too, but I think the real reason Monegan was fired is that he knows something personally damning about the governor. He was just too smart to say it outside of sworn testimony.

When it comes to governors, state troopers know everything.

Just ask anyone at the firm of “Spitzer, Clinton, & McGreevy.”

10 10 2008
TexanJane

For the love of Aunt Hazel….

…. what’s the friggin holdup? I’ve been checking back here for 2.5 hours now!!!

Don’t y’all have a reporter over at the place this is supposed to be announced?

Cripes…. is there a minicam over there???

10 10 2008
West Virginian

I think it’s interesting that they keep throwing out Obama’s middle name–Hussein. Do they think he chose it? There are alot of us that wish our parents had picked different names for us. Does Sarah think her kids all love their names?

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

haahaaa Mc Grumpy just said he never lies…..

10 10 2008
Shikago

Here is something to do for a moment… This is a riot, watch for Palin in this ditty…

No more dicks in The White House!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-hipp/acting-like-a-dick_b_133610.html

10 10 2008
Willie

Check out this URL for the latest false gossip on Obama. His brother is not dirt poor living in Kenya!

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

megacephalus
She scares the crap out of many here, but even the “smart” republicans
are running away now. I think it will be a landslide in Obama’s favor.

10 10 2008
Macheezmo

From the ADN blog:
Update: 10:45 a.m.: Sen. Lyda Green just stepped outside and asked reporters if they realized the closed proceedings could take hours. She indicated they were just a little bit into the report.

10 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

I just got an email from a family friend. It had a picture of a white man on a motorcycle in Florida. His shirt on the back said “Ni@#er please it is the white house”, then had a McCain/Palin sign on his motorcycle.

I am usually careful of motorcycle drivers, but this would have been one time, “hitting” his ass and flying 150 ft in the air. Oops, sorry it was an accident! Officer, his T-Shirt shocked me, and lost my sight for a minute!

10 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/republican-congressman-cr_n_133623.html
Here’s another republican decrying Palin Hate Tactics….

10 10 2008
SlappyOC

I like Obama because he is the kind of guy that provides random acts of kindness for complete strangers:

http://leishacamden.blogspot.com/2008/10/not-that-it-matters.html

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

not an expert on names…and the internet probably isn’t an authority, but here’s what I found.

Barack means blessing or blessed
Hussein means good, kind, or handsome.

what’s not to love about those names???

hHh

10 10 2008
Ontario-sam

Did you guys see this sign? It’s likely from one of your rallies… very funny.

via impolitical.blogspot.com

10 10 2008
Spoon Archer Hussein Dick Francis Palin

Willie (11:32:56) :

I love that the web site is the Annenberg Political Fact Check. 🙂

10 10 2008
West Virginian

UpNorth Minnesota—none of them are smart enough to think about why a parent might have chose a name or what it means. Those meanings are very nice.

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

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (11:16:07) :

Mudflatters, have not read all posts yet, so apologies if this has already been shared. Remember the black guy at the McCain/Palin rally in Wisc. yesterday imploring McCain to go after Obama? Well, according to TPM, he was a local conservative talk show host. In other words, a plant.
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Thanks, Asiangrrl. There had to be an explanation because it was so clearly “staged”.

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

Is a chance to redeem himself still on the table?? from ADN:

Colin Powell: Stevens reputation ‘sterling’

One of the nation’s best-known retired Army generals, Colin Powell, described Sen. Ted Stevens in court today as a “trusted individual” and a man with a “sterling” reputation. 11:28 AM

hHh

10 10 2008
reveur1147 aka That One Hussein

South FL here … waiting! Wondering if McShame has considered Viagra for his electoral numbers ? The “terrorist” crap just isn’t working… Kudos to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for last night’s Troopergate exposé !! AKM, can we make her and Keith Olbermann Honorary Mudpuppies ?!

10 10 2008
Who's on First

As much as I hope their later opinion will say so, the order by the Alaska Supreme Court yesterday didn’t actually say that the Legislature’s investigation was fair. It only affirmed the lower court’s decision to dismiss the McCain/Palin’s lawsuit (with a further opinion to follow). Again, I hope they do eventually opine that the investigation is fair, but I suspect the ruling will be more narrow – basically, the courts (and the executive) have no business telling the co-equal branch of government, the Legislature, what they should or shouldn’t investigate.

10 10 2008
SoCal Bob

So, I assume we’re not accepting Sarah’s report as released last night?

10 10 2008
Amanda in Virginia

Mudflats only has 24 votes from the Blogger’s Choice awards. Come ON people. Clickity Click while you’re waiting!

http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/56962

10 10 2008
THWv

lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang ‘THAT ONE HUSSEIN’ (10:55:00) :

On something positive, how about we start the list of reasons we like/love Obama [From personal reasoning…
For me, Obama is beautiful. I am a white male in my 40s. I’m not gay and I’m talking about something much deeper than glamour. My definition of beauty best matches that of John O’Donohue. google him. He was an Irish poet and philosopher. During an NPR interview, host Ms. Krista Tippett asked, “… when we began to talk about beauty, you rightly said that in this culture we tend to associate beauty with glamour. And I think if you just mention the word, if you just threw it into a commonplace conversation, someone might just think of a beautiful face, of a famous beautiful face, right? I want to ask you, and want you — when you think of the word “beauty,” what pictures come into your mind?
O’Donohue ” When I think of the word “beauty,” some of the faces of those that I love come into my mind. When I think of beauty I also think of beautiful landscapes that I know. Then I think of acts of such lovely kindness that have been done to me, by people that cared for me, in bleak unsheltered times or when I needed to be loved and minded. I also think of those unknown people who are the real heroes for me, who you never hear about, who hold out on lines — on frontiers of awful want and awful situations and manage somehow to go beyond the given impoverishments and offer gifts of possibility and imagination and seeing.”
The human soul does not merely hunger for beauty, John O’Donohue believed, we feel most alive in the presence of what is beautiful. It returns us often in fleeting but sustaining moments, he said, to our highest selves. And a neglect of beauty, he believed, is at the heart of our deepest modern crisis. I guess this is why I feel such despair when I see Mrs. Palin or Mr. McCain.

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I still feel bad for Trick, Winkin, Cessna, and Chattanooga or whatever their names are – imagine being in Wasilla and waiting for the verdict!

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)
Yea like the “my camp cleared me” stuff from last night.
Which if you missed it “my camp cleared me” to be in charge of the Universe
after which I banished Scarah to the black hole in the middle of the galaxy.

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Texas here and all these Alaskan politics sound very familiar.

10 10 2008
sheesh

AsianHusseingrl…I KNEW it! It screamed plant. Thanks for forwarding the info!

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Seriously here, folks, what happens if she skates here?

10 10 2008
carolinagirl

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

There are pics of the hearing with Palin supporters rallying. Wow…some are even dressed like clowns to depict a circus setting,

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

THWv (11:40:24) :

I heard this piece on NPR some time ago. It was awesome. And this understanding of beauty has stuck with me as well. I agree with you. I love Obama because he is BEAUTIFUL!! thanks so much for bringing this back to mind!

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
Strike & Chop Palin aka sunny SW Florida

do you think they could step it up a bit? geesh we’re waitin(g) here! (FOR THE GUILTY VERDICT)

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

Seriously here, folks, what happens if she skates here?
__________________________________________
does this report include the emails she would not release? if not, we still have that to look forward to. either way, it doesn’t look good for her that she did not cooperate in this. i am confident that most thinking americans are seeing right through her and mccreepy

10 10 2008
carolinagirl

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

Wow….its a Palin circus, complete with clowns.

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

I think if I remember right Annenberg is the second or third name to endorse Mc Grumpy. Also is the same one who introduced Obama to Ayers. Annenberg and Ayers has worked togather for years so what is Mc Grumpy’s problem? Grumpy has been told BACK OFF of Ayers by guess who……lol

10 10 2008
Sarah (Not Palin)

I wanna see THAT REPORT ASAP!!!!!!!

10 10 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

“upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod (11:34:36) :

not an expert on names…and the internet probably isn’t an authority, but here’s what I found.

Barack means blessing or blessed
Hussein means good, kind, or handsome.”

Just look at all the Husseins on this blog! We surely prove the second one is true🙂

10 10 2008
THWv

Oops, … “I guess this is why I feel such despair when I see Mrs. Palin or Mr. McCain.” I just want to clarify that O’Donohue did not make this conclusion, I did, however, if he were alive today I’m sure he’d feel this way too.

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

a new message in my inbox from obama campaign suggesting we get out there and give our own answer to the question, “Who is Barack Obama?” to undecided voters. Here’s a video they want us to look at. (apologies if all have seen this–I think my Obama mail is behind you all’s).

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fourdays

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang 'THAT ONE HUSSEIN'

@THWv

Thanks for that beautiful note :- I also think that he is beautiful , inside out. I would definitely find out more about John O’Donohue. I love reading about good people with good hearts.

I also agree with somebody who said ‘I like Obama because of this blog’, in the context that he brought some good hearted people together in one place and that so true.

I am loving the responses on this questions..It is giving me some peace in times where I hear so much hate and negetivity in the GOP campaign.

Love you all mudflatters, we got good family growing here

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Dunkelrover:
Don’t worry, she can’t skate,….there’s always another ace in the deck

10 10 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :

While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin.

The other night, after the Obama/McCain debate, my beautiful, chestnut-haired daughter put on her boyfriend’s rectangular glasses, and I nearly fell out of my chair laughing! She looked waaaaay too much like SWMNBN!! When we all started laughing, she began imitating her and talking about how “mavericky” she was. Her boyfriend got into the act, pretending to be her pet parrot McCain, perched on her shoulder, squawking inanities. I nearly peed my pants!

Sadly, she’s already bought her pirate costume for Halloween…

I have to go look at cars after work, but will be with my Mudpuppy “family” in spirit. Praying (with fingers, toes and eyes crossed) that the AK Legislature will do the right thing and release the report…..

10 10 2008
Scott(forgot my Palin name)

Grab another cup of coffee!!!!!

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/

10 10 2008
CorieJ

I was sure that guy at the rally was a plant. It was soooo obvious. I must say this election has me swinging from laughter to shock, back to laughter, tears, shock, but watching McCain/Palin…I always end the day with laughter lol.

Doesn’t really matter what the report says. She tried to block it…nuff said! I would just like to see the commissioners mother happy, so I do hope he is vindicated in this whole mess. If this woman becomes our VP I may go back to my country of origin, the Netherlands😉. Not really, I’m an American now and will continue to fight for the promise that was made to us by the people that toiled to create this great land.

I have decided that my next vacation will be Alaska. Been to Alberta, Canada and Europe, Mexico etc., but a friend of mine took a cruise to Alaska from BC this year and she has me sold. I hope the criminals don’t ruin the beauty and wildlife before I get there.

10 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Terpsichore: I’m intrigued. Not many people know there is a Carnegie Hall in Scotland. I grew up being able to see it from my house…..
I’ll spare you the obvious joke!

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

megacephalus (11:25:07) :

Those are powerful observations and we thank you for sharing them here. Many of those same thought have been circling in our minds, but you have certainly crystallized
those comparisons.

Conversations here about these topics began—-weeks ago somewhere—-over the book banning. It is hard, when faced with the desire to ban books, not to follow that thought to its logical conclusion, isn’t it?

10 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Why is there NOT a SARAH IS GUILTY PARTY OUTSIDE! This is ridiculous! She gets cronies there that support her but there are not us MUDDIES there (wish I could be there – in NYC in an office).

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

I always think of King Hussein of Jordan who brought peace to the middle east

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

derDunkerrover
Seriously here, folks, what happens if she skates here?

No big deal. They are tanking fast and their KKK rallies are getting
a lot of bad press. Even their supporters are pissed at them (did you see the
guy yesterday) yikes he yelled at John and sarah and the look on SP face was
priceless. She looked scared poopless. They had whipped the crowd into
a frenzy and then they lashed out at them. (JM/SP)

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

John* The Pitbull Wrangler* (11:26:26) :

One reason I love Obama is this very blog. It has brought so many people from all over the world together for the one reason. Truth and Justice for Americans. Anyone who can bring that many good people together for a good cause such as this is the right person for the job of President of the United States of America. I love you guys and I feel like one of the family that is America. We are all brothers and sisters in the cause.
—————–

Well said. I think we all feel this way!

10 10 2008
mvngfwd

I voted yesterday for Mudflats…Blog of the Century! It does take patience but heck, we do seem to have a little time to kill while we wait for the report release. I am actually glad they are taking time…that tells me that there is a lot to review/absorb/discuss etc.

BTW, I hope that motorcyclist stays clear of me on the road here in Florida. Except when he goes by I will flash him and let him cause his own accident. Wouldn’t want to ruin my nice paint job, you know what I mean?🙂

10 10 2008
Michele

Scott(forgot my Palin name) (11:50:59) :

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/

Kind of a bummer, but the report is long and I can understand why they would feel the responsibility to read it and discuss it in it’s entirety before going public. Between that news and the Dow closing, there won’t be much nail-biting, obsessive, minute-by-minute stuff to watch. Damn! I’m going to have to do something productive now.

10 10 2008
mobe

read on Huffington Post, possible leaks do not look good for Palin. They speak
of abuse, corruption etc. Hopefully the leaks are true

10 10 2008
kimosabe

Hm, whatever happened to the 7 witnesses who at the last minute decided they would give depositions after all? We were worried that could delay issue of Branchflower’s report. Apparently not. Still, it might be ammo for the bad guys to say the report is incomplete.

10 10 2008
Political Amazon

I find it outrageous that the AK legislature is meeting in secret to decide whether the report should be released.

It is Alaskans who have suffered under the Gov. Palin administration, especially State employees who may well have had Todd Palin pawing through their private personnel files. At one point he had a “stack” of them when talking to Monagan. I cringe to think how much of Alaska State workers’ health status is known by Todd Palin, and perhaps others.

If this was California, I’d be up in Sacramento, outside the chamber doors, demanding to know why our citizens are being kept out of the proceedings.

10 10 2008
Sandie

11:50 am Alaska: Lyda Greene stepped outside room to say they were on page 20. Ohhhh, I won’t get any sleep tonight!

10 10 2008
Halcrow

As we wait, the campaign gores on for Trooper John.

McCain gains Madison, gets blessing from Hefner.

In a surprise shake-up which is sure to cause a rift between McCain and Palin (and maybe the First Dude, who does have a roaming eye to go along with that crap-eatin’ grin), Moonbeam Hefner has shaken Holly Madison out of the hutch and released her for duties as a surrogate vice-presidential candidate.

Hefner, who had been forgetting far too often where he’d last parked Holly, has engaged a duo, the Shannon twins (Kristina and Karissa), to fill her side of the bed.

“These 19-year-old lovelies are much more sprightly than Miss Madison, and they assure me that they’ll fill the Mansion with so much activity that I’ll think that they’re triplets.”, a winking Hef said shyly.

“ At my age (82), a man needs all the help he can get. With just Holly in the hallways, if I could find her I’d quite often find that the Viagra wasn’t close enough at hand and I’d forget what I was up to by the time the twain would meet. With these twins playing triplets, I won’t have to worry about not having a girl close by, and I can have them micro-chipped so that I can tell Kristana from Karissa from Karla and vice versa.”

Moonbeam McCain suggested that it’d be a pleasure to have another Madison back in the White House, welcoming her with a heartfelt , “Holly, my friend, take me prisoner; I won’t break down.”

Christie was heard to mutter, “Fookin’ hell, not much of an improvement here. From the poster girl for Tourette syndrome to a pneumatic dolly. Let her wipe the drool from John’s red-satin smoking jacket if she wants to play at vice president.”

10 10 2008
ColoradoHusseinGal

I have to leave for an appointment so maybe there will be news when I get back. On the way to the appointment, I will be dropping off my completed mail-in ballot with my vote for Obama. Yeah!!!!!!!!!

10 10 2008
Diva "Slicer Mission" Palin

They are stalling. If they release it, it will be a classic “Friday Evening News Dump”. Late enough, they think no one will notice.

10 10 2008
Laurie

@slappy….cnn said the only part that will be held back…has to do with confidential employee information. I didnt take that to mean anything to do with Palin and her interference. I understand that they would hold certain things back, because there are some innocents who dont deserve to have all their employee info out for the world to see.

If they do release the report, and I believe they will….we will see 236 pages of information.

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

CNN Situation Room with Wolfe at lead of his show comments highlighted waiting for report — Will it be made public in a few hours???

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

via ADN..

Update 11:50 p.m.: It may be a while. Green just stepped outside again and reports they’re now on page 20 of the 200-plus page document. “Go home,” she advised.

Update 12 noon Kyle reports the Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau and the Legislative Council chairman, stepped outside for a bathroom break and was asked how it was going inside. “I’m not going to characterize it,” he said. “I’m tempted to, but I won’t.” None of the others coming and going from the room have had anything to say.

Then Jeff Turner, an aide to the Senate majority, came out and said it would be at least another hour until any official word emerges from within.

10 10 2008
megacephalus

epic (09:43:18) : and Baron Von Butcher (09:41:52) :

“I could pull off the First Dude look. What do you Alaskans call that facial hair of his?”

“A Brazilian”

hmmm… here in Berlin “A Brazilian” implies hot wax and the opposite sex… think Sarah not Todd-ums… 😉

BTW, MANY thank for the site… and for all of you here, too. 10:04 p.m. here.

10 10 2008
RDinNC

Greetings, my fellow detainees. A few questions, if I may:

First, hasn’t enough information been leaked already to show that, at the very least, Palin’s office interfered with Wooten’s workman’s compensation claim?

Second, why is First Dud allowed access to personnel files? Are they open to the public in Alaska?

And lastly, what the hell kind of name is Trick?

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

From Alaska Daily News Blog
Update 12 noon Kyle reports the Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau and the Legislative Council chairman, stepped outside for a bathroom break and was asked how it was going inside. “I’m not going to characterize it,” he said. “I’m tempted to, but I won’t.” None of the others coming and going from the room have had anything to say.

Then Jeff Turner, an aide to the Senate majority, came out and said it would be at least another hour until any official word emerges from within.

10 10 2008
Barb Snow

Donna Brazile had the most amazing comment about “racism”..She reminded all of us that Barack was carried in the womb of a white woman for 9 months, and raised by white grandparents until he went to college. His hard work and diligence earned him scholarships to the most prestigious schools in America. and now he is called “Uppity”..

Oh by the way, checked out another blog, Palin Supporters are standing outside of the Supreme Ct. Building with obnoxious signs…Need some visibility from the Hockey Moms for Obama.

10 10 2008
Ontario-sam

#1Dud reminds me of Jack Abramoff. The sneaky smile, the morning stubb etc

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

There are two reports. The 262 page for the public and the second over double the size with all the personal information. They will be releasing the 262 pager soon.

10 10 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

darn the missing posts

10 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Crust Scramble- I cannot stand Jack Kingston. He is a total sleaze. He was also using Barack’ middle name on Bill Maher at the beginning of the year, so I don’t think he will take your complaint seriously. It is good for him to know that not all Georgians approve of this disgraceful campaign.

10 10 2008
Michele

Lock Pepper Palin (11:25:05) :

Excellent suggestion! I really like the idea of truly attempting bi-partisanship. It’s the only way we’re gonna survive the next few years.

Damn! I have that stupid “Acting like a dick won’t fix the economy” ditty in my head now. Darn you, Mudflatters!

10 10 2008
copybook realist

Some more fun while you wait

10 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Democrat G (formerly “G”) (11:52:18) :

Why is there NOT a SARAH IS GUILTY PARTY OUTSIDE!

I think we’re all saving our energy for tomorrow’s rally at 10 am on the Capitol steps…

10 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Jamie,
I’m here in Pensacola, the home of most of the 20% who still love Bush. I went to get my beard trimmed today, canvassing for Obama tomorrow so I wanted to be a bit more clean cut. Most of the ladies at the beauty parlor are voting Obama, including a nice older lady who said “My husband thinks I’m voting for McCain, but I just can’t – that Palin woman is such an idiot”. Overall, Florida is looking pretty blue, and her comments gave me hope for the Panhandle.
Homemade bread sounds so good, mmmmm.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Oh, upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod, I agree. I was just going to suggest that Hillary be a supreme court justice.

10 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

Good night from Nantes – I’m off to bed. I hope I will awake tomorrow morning to good news for our camp.
p.s. interesting tidbit : Connecticut just cleared the way for gay marriage. Wow! Will the Mccain/Palin camp go nuts on that one!

10 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

From the political blog at ADN:

Update 12 noon… Jeff Turner, an aide to the Senate majority, came out and said it would be at least another hour until any official word emerges from within.

Okay I can get up now, and walk around a bit. The sun is shining here, it’s a lovely dry fall day in my part of WV. Hang in there everyone!

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

@Democrat G (formerly “G”) (11:52:18) :

Why is there NOT a SARAH IS GUILTY PARTY OUTSIDE!

There are enough clowns down there, already.

10 10 2008
SlappyOC

Laurie – that makes sense. I probably wouldn’t want my information to be disclosed either, everyone but the guilty should have a right to privacy. Thanks!

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

I’m going down to “that one’s” Phoenix HQ (only one in AZ) for some volunteer work. At last check Mckkk leads here 53 to 44, but doesn’t mean you give it
to him. As I remember JM was concidered “dead” last year.

10 10 2008
Heidi Hanson

I’m back. Hi John “The Pitbull Wrangler” Didn’t you know Sarah has given Pitbulls a bad rap? When she returns to Alaska you will have your reputation restored.

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

I like Hillary but my problem with her being a SCJ is what she did during Watergate

10 10 2008
Laurie

I know its frustrating for us to wait…but the legislature has an obligation to read the report before its released. None of them had any idea as to what was in it, as branchflower kept it all very secret…as he should. We will get the report..it will just take them some time to go through it.

10 10 2008
chascates

When (or if) they release this report will there be a PDF for download for the public?

10 10 2008
Jamie, expat in France

Meat Notgay Hussein – I caught your note just before I turned my computer off for the night. Thank you! I will have sweeter dreams tonight after reading it… there’s hope for my old state yet. Bless those beauty parlor ladies!

10 10 2008
THWv

lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang ‘THAT ONE HUSSEIN’
Off topic, sorry but I feel I must. You can listen to John O’Donohue here.
http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=18050293&m=18050345

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

AAAaaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

10 10 2008
Heidi Hanson

To: lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang
Reason like/love Obama
Diplomacy and Negotiation (NOT the Bush Doctrine, threats and hostile rhetoricI
Very Intelligent
Tolerant
Good Judgment
Calm and steady
Inspirational
Compassionate
Healthcare for all
Education
Building the economy from the bottom up (NOT Reagan’s trickle down economics)

10 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Goodnight Jamie

10 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

Lurker “That one” Hussein Palin (10:48:35) :

I’m guessing Bowyer won’t be on the short list for next year’s Nobel in Economics.

10 10 2008
Lisa

I’m here in Kansas, and going nuts. I think I’ll start drinking as well!

10 10 2008
Texdude

What she did during Watergate? Oh, you mean work for the committee that nailed Tricky Dick? Yeah, going after Nixon was really objectionable.

10 10 2008
Heidi Hanson

asianHusseingrrl “that one” MN

I was wondering where that guy came from. He appeared like magic. Thought it very suspicious that the only black person I could see in the crowd just appeared in the front with a micriphone. That was so obvious. Just how stupid do they think we are?

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater
10 10 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (09:43:18) :

let’s tell where we’re all from.

Live in Lexington, SC – work in Columbia, SC. I’m so glad to know there are others here in the Midlands who feel the way I do about this… this…. travesty! Besides my kids, that is…

High 5 to Carolinagirl and Strike Chipper!

To the Mudpuppy from Cheshire: I lOOOVE Chester! Pretty much my favorite English town. Have wonderful friends in/near Wrexham.

10 10 2008
disgustedfemale

Been waiting all day here in the sticks of NY….tap tap tap

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

This is so frustrating, A friend just came round to share a bottle of wine and I was so ignorant. kept glugging and refreshing blog and smiling vacantly at her while she was trying to tell me her stories of the week. I am not a good friend.

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

kimosabe (11:58:07) :

Hm, whatever happened to the 7 witnesses who at the last minute decided they would give depositions after all? We were worried that could delay issue of Branchflower’s report. Apparently not. Still, it might be ammo for the bad guys to say the report is incomplete.
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I read somewhere that they all got the same offer Todd got: respond in writing. Not sure where…maybe it’ll come to me.

10 10 2008
scaredinfairbanks

There is a really interesting analysis and “scorecard” regarding the links to terrorists, links to religious extremists, and unresolved ethics issues for each of the to presidential campaigns at [http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/10/10/obama-biden-mccain-palin-scandals-by-the-numbers/]

Lots of interesting facts and nice documentation.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

“responsiblecitizen08 (12:09:22) :

Crust Scramble- I cannot stand Jack Kingston. He is a total sleaze. He was also using Barack’ middle name on Bill Maher at the beginning of the year, so I don’t think he will take your complaint seriously. It is good for him to know that not all Georgians approve of this disgraceful campaign.”

Thanks, responsiblecitizen08. I didn’t tell the lady who answered the phone, that I’d already voted early and cast my ballot for his opponent.

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

I just signed on to twitter and thought I would copy my message I sent a cousin last night:

McCain – Winner be4 debate; Palin – Declared Innocent be4 Trooper report; Still assoc with rad AIP – Campaign run by Psychics & AIP now?

Makes you wonder!!!

10 10 2008
CorieJ

I stopped by the O/B headquarters this morning to get my 3RD! yard sign. So far someone has torn up the others within a day, but I will not give up. They warned me about getting shot but I advised the nice lady at the office that I had my rifle by the door, so as GWB would say “bring it on” lol.
Oh, yes, as background I am here in Brasstown, North Carolina, which is the extreme southwestern mountain areas. I may be old, but I am relentless. As long as they have signs I will keep putting them up.

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Now, if these were Texas legislators, they’d be stalling just so the state could buy them a nice lunch at taxpayers’ expense.

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

big news..!!!! No, not THAT..

But.. the AK court hearing the email issue has ordered palin to keep ALL EMAILS FROM ALL ACCOUNTS! That’s pretty big news?? Yes?? Now she can’t hide all the stuff she claims to know nothing about cause it’s not in her .gov email..!

😉

10 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

almost 3:30 here in Minnesota. I don’t drink anymore, or it would be time to start. I will say I’m on my second bowl of chicken soup (for the obama lover’s soul). Hang in there friends. it’s very important that they show due diligence. we’ll all be glad they did.

soupy warmth to you all from rainy and chilly northern minn.

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
mobe

heidi
I thought the same thing, the only black Ive seen at the MCain rallies. I believe they are trying to get the blacks to think “well he’s black so McCain cant be that bad”. It wont work

10 10 2008
LizaJane

Las Vegas NV (not: ne vaah da)

10 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter Idiot Hater

We’ve known since DAY 1 that Palin was not ready for prime time and she’s slowly headed towards the rest of her life being lived in obscurity, and/or jail..!!

Today’s looking up..!

10 10 2008
Kim in Florida

I suggest the following homework assignment for us all. Let’s call, email and/or write to the leaders of the Repugnants in our local areas to condemn the racist and hatred fascist lies being spread by McNasty and SWWNBN. If there is a huge public outcry against this campaign’s tactics, I would be hopeful more Repugnants will turn their backs on this kind of divisive behavior for the good of our country.

10 10 2008
ds55

Did the meeting break for lunch yet?

10 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein = THANK YOU! I cannot wait for Obama/Biden to win and for Palin to be recalled and the world to go back to the place I knew it was. The stock market crash has lost my family millions, but at least it is a sign that the world is going back to what it was before Bush was in office!

10 10 2008
Barb Snow

At noon, someone poked their head out of the door and said it would at least be another hour or so…

Guess we still play the waiting game, I was reading Todd Palin’s deposition ..for those who haven’t seen it…very cya or csa naturally…
http://media.adn.com/smedia/2008/10/08/19/Todd_Palin_s_Subpoena_Responses_10-8-081.source.prod_affiliate.7.pdf't

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Heidi Hanson,
Same this at their convention. It wasn’t until second night after it had been mentioned by media. If I recall, it was noted later that there were about 36 African-American delegates present. WOW. They honestly believe people fall for their games. Some do, but they are the ones voting for them.

10 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Ok, I’m off to the store my mouse just went dead and needs new batteries. Have I really been waiting and scrolling up and down on here that long?????

I’ll be back, ..

10 10 2008
Lisa

In the words of my children…Are we there yet???? I’m starting to fill like they did on long trips!

10 10 2008
katbur

Any idea when they usually wrap up? It’s like waiting for a baby to be born at this rate…..

10 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

If they do not release all of the report…does that mean they are going to bring criminal charges? I saw a news report and Rep. Peggy Wilson says “This is a pretty serious thing, and I don’t feel comfortable even talking about it until I’ve got it all read,” she said.
Orange Jumpsuit….You Betcha, the newest fashion from Sarah Palin🙂 🙂

10 10 2008
Michele

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/trade-deficit-falls-as-am_n_133571.html

See! There IS some good news in the financial meltdown. Now that we are all broke as hell and can’t buy the cheap crap from China we’ve become addicted to, the trade deficit is evening out. Yippeee! I feel so much better?

Seriously, this is such a nightmare and it is going to take so long for us to work our way out of it, you know the rabid righties will be lined up to blame President Obama for the economic tsunami that is sure to be unleashed sometime next year as the true crushing reality of what the Bush administration has done to this country is revealed. We’re going to have to remain vigilant to not let these yahoos (politely called “low information voters” by the media, instead of the more accurate “mouth-breathing troglodytes”) gain ground again. In short, winning the election will just be the first small battle in the war to win this country back.

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

CorieJ (12:24:31) :
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Good for you! That’s the kind of varmint that NEEDS shooting….buckshot, I hope!

10 10 2008
Lisa

Whoops, long day “feel”

10 10 2008
Lori W.

Very good HOURLY UPDATES here for Troopergate:
http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

10 10 2008
michael

Oh my freaking gosh….

This is like waiting for the results of a pregnancy test!

Is it a ploy or a swirl?

10 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Some thoughts on Professor Ayers:
Most people in the US don’t remember how unpopular the Vietnam War was. A good many of us worked to end that war, a good many of us were involved in SDS. The Weatherman faction was the violent side of SDS, of course they got the headlines.
I can’t condone the actions of the Weathermen, but I can’t call them terrorists either. The antiwar movement, including SDS, Weathermen, Vietnam Vets Against the War and many others are what ended that war. I regret none of my actions against the war. I think a good many lives were saved through the actions of the antiwar movement.
Bill Ayers was a fugitive for several years, then he turned himself in. All charges against him were dropped. Personally, I don’t think he any direct involvement in any of the bombings that occurred, although if the bombs in his house had not have gone off prematurely, they would have been placed somewhere. And for those who do remember, Weatherman bombs were never placed so that they intentionally hurt people, rather they were placed to damage property. A big difference, at least for me.
Since that time, he has been a great citizen of our country, becoming a well respected professor of education and the Chicago Citizen of the Year in 1997.
Thanks, I feel better now.

10 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Just walked in the door after a day of getting away from it all. It helped a bit, but this waiting game is putting me right back in the thick of things .

Care to join me in a Friday afternoon cocktail, anyone? 😉

Meanwhile I’m just seething over the fact that Scarah will be stepping on the beloved ice of our Flyboys tomorrow. I hope the I love them so but it would serve Ed right if they lost every stinkin’ game this year! Grrrrr

How about a game of double deck pinochle while we’re waiting?

10 10 2008
Cat in SC

@ Strike Chipper, carolinagirl and Melangell

I’m in Columbia, SC also. There are more of us than you think!

10 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

Political Amazon (11:58:24) :

I find it outrageous that the AK legislature is meeting in secret to decide whether the report should be released.
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You know, there may well be some testimony/depositions that contain confidential info or hearsay — not necessarily about Palin, but about the witnesses. I hope the LC is scrutinizing the report to see if there are any parts of it that should be kept confidential (ish — there are always leaks).

10 10 2008
angryxer

they CAN’T not release it, right? after the judge and the Supreme Court and the expectation that they will?? oh, the waiting.

in the meantime, sorry if this was in comments earlier, i’m a little behind, but here’s a big WTF, from SF Gate:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday praised Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ sense of honor at his trial on corruption charges, calling his reputation for honesty and integrity “sterling” in the quarter-century they’ve known each other. “As we say in the infantry, this is a guy you take on a long patrol,” said the retired four-star Army general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Federal prosecutors have accused Stevens of trying to hide more than $250,000 in renovations to his Alaska cabin and other gifts from Bill Allen, former head of the oil services company VECO Corp.

But when defense attorney Brendan Sullivan asked Powell to describe Stevens’ reputation for honesty and integrity, Powell’s answer was simple: “In a word, sterling.”

rest is here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/10/09/national/w141519D47.DTL

10 10 2008
Sarjo Mullet Troll

McCain is DEFENDING the folks shouting “kill him!”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/mccain-defends-his-rabid_n_133710.html

The McCain campaign is defending crowd members at its recent rallies who have called Obama a terrorist, accused him of treason and even screamed “kill him” when his association with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers has been broached.

“Barack Obama’s attacks on Americans who support John McCain reveal far more about him than they do about John McCain. It is clear that Barack Obama just doesn’t understand regular people and the issues they care about.

10 10 2008
Denise

We’re waiting to hear news in Oregon….anything yet?

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

Kim in Florida (12:27:33) :

I suggest the following homework assignment for us all. Let’s call, email and/or write to the leaders of the Repugnants in our local areas to condemn the racist and hatred fascist lies being spread by McNasty and SWWNBN. If there is a huge public outcry against this campaign’s tactics, I would be hopeful more Repugnants will turn their backs on this kind of divisive behavior for the good of our country.
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Did that yesterday. Also, email the McC campaign–don’t expect a reply, though😉

10 10 2008
mobe

Barb,
His deposition was a bunch of BS. Just the fact that the spouse of a governor had that much power over state employees is scary. Its like me have my husband coming into my job and detacting to my coworkers what to do. I’d kill
him- well not kill him. Its just unbelievable

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

disenchanted tore (12:38:38) :

ooh. i love pinnochle!! it would beat the heck out of playing hearts against the computer… what a waiting game!
btw: i thought sara was dropping the puck at the philly came tonight? or is it tomorrow?

hHh

10 10 2008
Kiminohio

This whole hate filled rallies are very very scary because every single american right now is on edge about the economy. People can’t sleep, eat, work etc due to the extreme stress some are under according to the msm because of the stock market tanking daily and then to take these stress crazed racist and entice them with hate it is going to lead to some very serious trouble one of these days.

I also wanted to express my extreme sadness for those wonderful Obama girls. Right now they are young and protected from the media but they will grow up and look back on the history of their dad becoming president and see this hate filled campaign simply because thier dad happens to be black and wanted to give people hope and a better life. That to me is heart breaking for them.

Breaking News- just heard on msnbc report about to be released

10 10 2008
Michele

disenchanted tore (12:38:38) :

Understand your pain, but will confess that my first thought when I heard she would be dropping the puck was, “well finally, a job she’s actually probably qualified for.

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

GJ in Idaho (12:32:44) :

Never, never kill your mouse!

10 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

megacephalus (12:04:30) :

A Brazilian means the same thing over here in US. I believe that was epic’s point.

BTW, epic: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

10 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein " That One" Cobra

Echoing UK Lady… aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!

PS. YMelangell – yes, Chester’s a great city. I’m from not that far from there…

10 10 2008
Waiting In TX

It looks like one legislator has some reluctance to making the report public:
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/troopergate_session_begins_gop.php

Gawd, I wish they’d hurry! Thanks go out to Mudflats and all the Mudpuppies for keeping those of us in the lower 48 and elsewhere up to date on what’s really goin’ on in the beautiful state of Alaska!

10 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Kim in Florida:
I emailed the following to our governor:

Governor Crist,

Was the rally you attended this week in Clearwater a Republican rally or a KKK rally? To this observer, the only things missing were the white hoods, the burning crosses and maybe a negro or two to lynch.

I was physically sickened by the racist tone of this rally. It is clear to me that the republican candidates for the highest office in this country are attempting to incite their followers to violence. The rhetoric from the republican candidate for vice president was something I would expect to hear from the Nazi Germany era. Her racist hate speech is not what we should hear in Florida in 2008.

Do the Republicans have nothing to offer on the major issues of this election cycle?

Racism disgusts me,

I sent a similar message to Sen Martinez, but I have not heard back from either of them.

10 10 2008
Kittitians for Obama

Has anyone of you seen this video..sing a-long to the Sarah Failin’ song
I hope some of the language does not offend anyone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jltqTRmiVjg

Enjoy your weekend folks……will be watchin’ the news and keepin’ my ears to the ground to hear about the report..
Love you Mudflatters

from the sunny isle of St. Christopher aka St. Kitts
fortunately Sarah ain’t got no passport so she ain’ comin’ this way to steal some of our sun….or did she get one..LOl…

10 10 2008
arkangel3

UPDATE FROM CNN: Part of the report will be made public; the second part will remain confidential. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/10/palin.investigation/index.html

I’m assuming we’ll get the summary pages and some back-up findings.

Looks like Sarah Baby is in deep poo-doo.

10 10 2008
kas (from Oregon)

Jamie… it’s me that has Marty the Pug… He’s my granddog. My 24 year old moved a year and a half ago and could no longer keep him. Never been a little dog fan until now….

Walked the dog – fixed lunch… and we’re all still waiting…

What parts of this report would be “confidential” – and how can they actually do that under open government laws? I see redacting personal information – or perhaps keeping certain names confidential – but the basic information should be released.

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Michele:
Don’t worry. Enough of us are old enough to remember gramma’s depression recipes, and it was pretty good stuff!

10 10 2008
marksmyword

The anticipation is killing me!!

Anyway, I took my mom and aunt to the casino today (south of Pittsburgh) and I checked the local news on my Treo. Sarah’s in Pittsburgh today but I don’t have the time to get down there. Protesters are expected.

10 10 2008
OregonSingleMama

Any thoughts on what moves McCain/Palin make if this case is recommended to be handled by criminal investigators? Does anyone think MCCain would drop her, realistically?
Just curious. Keep up the good work.

Kiminohio :

In regards to his daughters, I have no doubt in my mind that they will not only come out of this unscathed but empowered to know that their father succeeded(hopefully ) in the face of tremendous uncertainty and racism and hate. That will mean more than the fewer and fewer bigots, racists and hate mongerers the country has.
🙂

GObama 08!

10 10 2008
Barb Snow

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathlyn-and-gay-hendricks/body-politics-sarah-palin_b_132785.html

just scanning the RSS feed and came across this one from Huff…re: Sarah’s body language…Be AFRAID….BE VERY AFRAID.

Gonna let my fingers walk over to adn blog..I shall return…\Barb in TN

10 10 2008
prettybrown

OMG I can not believe McCain is defending that hate behavior. Then he blamed it all on Obama. That is soooooo unreal. Oh my goodness I do not want them in the White House.

10 10 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Palin

off topic….ballots sent out with Barack Osama

http://blogs.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/8953

“Hope beats fear”

10 10 2008
Rose in PA

Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish aired his interview with Obama today. All subjects were were fair game. “No rules, no limitations,” Smerconish said. Imagine that!

On the subject of Ayers:

In recent days, McCain and running mate Sarah Palin have been alluding to Obama’s acquaintance with William Ayers, who as a young Weather Underground radical supported domestic bombings. In 1995, while running for state senate in Illinois, Obama was invited to a fund-raising party at Ayers’ home. “Why go to his house to begin with?” Smerconish asked.

Obama explained that after law school, he moved to Chicago, and met Ayres, who was a college professor, while “working on a school reform project that was funded by an ambassador and former close friend of Ronald Reagan’s.”

“I was sitting on this board with a whole bunch of conservative businessmen and civic leaders, and he [Ayers] was one of the people who was on this board. And he lives in the same neighborhood. Ultimately I learned that he [Ayers] was involved in this reprehensible act 40 years ago, but I was 8 years old at the time. And I assumed he had been rehabilitated.”

“I’ve strongly condemned his actions. The fact that Sen. McCain wants to makes this the centerpiece of his campaign is pretty remarkable,” Obama said. “… Nobody is suggesting that in any way the actions that this radical group back in the ’60s did was the right thing to do.”

“This guy is not part of my inner circle. He doesn’t advise my campaign. He’s not going to advise me as president. This is a red herring.”

Go to http://www.thebigtalker1210.com hear a podcast of the interview.

10 10 2008
Halcrow

@ Meat Notgay Hussein

Yes, even those who took part in the protests against that war forget.

I was part of a group in Toronto which was very active in bringing deserters, objectors into Canada. Muttered and marched to “stop Amchitka, ban the bomb”.

My brother, to earn his right to live in the States, served two tours in Vietnam (he figured the trade-off was worth it, until he saw, in the 1ate 1980s, the Vietnam verterans who were homeless and who just couldn’t get help–he sold his business in Florida and moved with his family to Australia…and they’re absentee votes are for Obama).

10 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.mccain10oct10,0,7557571.story
This is a really good open letter to Senator McCain pleading with him to stop the hatred–from a former supporter, Frank Schaeffer.

Where’s the report, DOGGONE IT? I’d give anything to be a fly on that wall!

10 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I just sent this message to McShames website:
I am apalled, disheartened and disgusted by your campaign smear tactics. YOU are inciting people to riot with your careless lies..America deserves more and when Barack Hussein Obama is elected we will get more. Move over and make room for a real leader.

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

How the heck did Branchflower get that much stuff in such a short time?

On another question, how is it that Palin and Mcstunned haven’t been chastised by the police for inciting hatred/hate crimes, etc?
Isn’t there some law that would have you or I locked up for the same thing?

And, when they announce that the Anch police have arrived to clear out the clowns, I’m thinking that’s when they’ll release the report. I mean, if I was one of the legislators, and the hall and street had a bunch of people , disguised as clowns (who knows- could be a real idiot among them), I’d be telling them to NOT release it until I’m in the Barbadoes.

10 10 2008
10 10 2008
Kiminohio

I hope she drops the puck and they boo her off the ice back to Alaska, sorry Alaskains

10 10 2008
Heidi Hanson

Hi Canadian Neighbor

In Norway we only get BBC World, Sky News, CNN International, Aljazeera International, CNBC Europe, Bloombert and CCTV9 (Chinese News station).
However, on the net you get whatever you can possibly wish for. I’m supposed to be fixing up my house, but instead I spend up to 16 hours daily on the net, watching video clips from MSNBC (Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow my favorites), ABC, CBS, and of course, Saturday Night Live, etc., etc. You can read the news from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post etc., etc. I love the Jon Stewart Show, which we get on a Norwegian Public TV station. On YouTube you can watch the complete Bill Maher show every Saturday morning. There is so much news and information out there I just wish they would add more hours to the day. I am a total news junkie.
PS. I even watch the Republican’s Campaign Headquarter News network, Fox News. You know, the one that blows the Globe to the right.

10 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

prettybrown (12:50:05) :

Well, of course, if Obama would have just agreed to do “town halls”, McCain’s crazy fans wouldn’t be compelled to yell “Kill him!”.

10 10 2008
katiebegood

From England aka Spoon Archer Palin (12:51:33) :

off topic….ballots sent out with Barack Osama

http://blogs.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/8953

“Hope beats fear”

I never can understand how they can say it is a typo. The S and the B are five keys apart on a keybard, nowhere near each other.

10 10 2008
squee

More and more interesting…

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge has ordered the state of Alaska to preserve any government-related e-mails that Gov. Sarah Palin sent from private accounts.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Craig Stowers ruled Friday in the lawsuit brought by Anchorage resident Andree McLeod against Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Palin has occasionally used private e-mail accounts to conduct state business, and her Yahoo accounts were hacked last month.

The judge ordered the attorney general to contact Yahoo and other private carriers to preserve any e-mails sent and received on those accounts. An assistant attorney general told the court that the governor is no longer using private e-mail to conduct state business.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Just called Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) and told him that he and every other Republican holding office should be ashamed if they did not step up to plate and denounce McCain’s hateful vitriol.

10 10 2008
CorieJ

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (12:35:59)

Yup, Yup…buckshot for sure lol. Not much into that “killin'” stuff myself. But do like the “scarin'” stuff hehehe. My neighbor Freida came over when I moved here from California and she said “there ain’t no law around here, so get a rifle, get some buckshot and everything will be just fine” LOL. She’s about 75 and a real pistol. Course I’m a bit on the “old” side m’self (ssshhh 60). But I always wanted to get old so I could be one of those crazy old ladies that catch all the breaks hehehe.

10 10 2008
Frank aka. Lier Skunk Palin

A judge has ordered Yahoo to gather all SP emails for public viewing. Yahoo says it will take at the very least 3 to 4 weeks to filter all of her personal and private Emails.

10 10 2008
katiebegood

strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.) (12:54:26) :

Well, of course, if Obama would have just agreed to do “town halls”, McCain’s crazy fans wouldn’t be compelled to yell “Kill him!”.

If Obama had agreed to town hall meetings, even if they were “invitation only” the way McCain wanted them to be, the race would be over now. I never really understood why Obama didn’t take him up on it, other than the fact that he wasn’t going to allow McCain to control how he ran his campaign.

10 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Why I support Senator Obama, soon to be President Obama!

He inspires so many!
He is for unifying our country and not dividing it!
He is a man of love, peace, respect, and honor!
He is the person I would rather follow in a crisis, because I know his intellect and calm will see me to better days!

Obama/Biden 2008-2012

10 10 2008
mobe

I called the county sheriff in Florida and complained. The # was posted on a site.
Apparently they have been gettin a volume of calls calling for that guy’s firing.
He looked like a terrorist.

10 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Frank aka. Lier Skunk Palin (12:56:20) :

A judge has ordered Yahoo to gather all SP emails for public viewing. Yahoo says it will take at the very least 3 to 4 weeks to filter all of her personal and private Emails.

I would love to have that job!!!

10 10 2008
Barb Snow

12 noon: Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau and the Legislative Council chairman, stepped out for a bathroom break and was asked how it was going inside. “I’m not going to characterize it,” he said. “I’m tempted to, but I won’t.” None of the others coming and going from the room have had anything to say.

Anybody read anything into that?

10 10 2008
MJC

Hello Heidi Hanson,

Congratulations! You read more newspapers and magazine’s then Sarah Palin. You are officialy eligible to be Vice President of the United States! (unless, of course, you are not a U.S. citizen)🙂

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

I like Hillary but my problem with her being a Supreme Court Judge is what she did during Watergate

10 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

I just saw on MSNBC they said M/P supporters are inside? Outside the court in “kangaroo suits” jumping around, showing absolutely no respect for what’s going on!
Why don’t they arrest the whole pack of them????
He (on TV) likened to the “Florida election” 😦😦

10 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Grrr — we are waiting !!! Plz plz plz

10 10 2008
prettybrown

strangelet ,

No they probably just would have tried to do it. They dont care what the truth is. People like that just want to hate. I am just so bothered right now. It is scary to think they could actually win.

10 10 2008
Jim, aka Pitt Bull Hockey Palin

Darn, I gotta back away from the ‘puter for a bit. Going canvassing tomorrow, so I figured I’d wash my truck. I’ll be sporting around a volunteer from California, and I wouldn’t want them thinking we’re a bunch of dirty pigs, with or without lipstick! So if any of you are volunteering in Pahrump NV and get paired with me, you’re in luck…🙂

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

@ Meat Notgay Hussein

I remember them well.
Michigan maintained their “Red Files” of “subversives’ (anti-war demonstrators) for many years, and finally admitted it was witch-hunting as opposed to actually witnessing or discovering criminal activity.
Back then, if you had long hair, or had a peace sign, you were already in trouble with the establishment. Lots of people were charged with imaginary crimes, we figured it was to set an example.
The only problem was, the number of friends who came back from ‘nam either with pieces missing, or , not at all. And the ones who did make it back, spoke of being required to perform horrendous injustices and cruelty on innocent bystanders.
Sarah doesn’t know anything about that stuff.
Not to detract whatsoever from those who did serve their country at the time,..but the gov’t lied to them and to the people.
And that can’t happen again.
No more liars in the White House.

10 10 2008
LibertyLover

Oy Oy Oy It’s 2:00 pm…MST/PDT. They must be having a real heated argument in that meeting…..

10 10 2008
Halcrow
10 10 2008
Shikago

Palin supporters inside the coutroom, wtf. OK crap, have to run to the bank.

Just voted mudflats best political blog too. see: Amanda in Virginia (11:40:20) I’ll add, it does take a moment or 3 to register.

megacephalus (11:25:07) this scared the crap out of me. If the repubs throw this election (2000 again) in November will anyone join me and the rest of this nation, pitchforks in hand to decend on Washington and take back our country?

Keeping Alaska in my thoughts, I be back…

10 10 2008
Bobg

Kas (from Oregon) go to my blog for a picture of Click my Pug.

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

10 10 2008
disenchanted tore

upnorth- the game was listed somewhere as tonight but the Flyers are playing their first game tomorrow night. Hmmm, maybe the jokes on her? lol I hope my fellow fans don’t let me down and boo her off the ice!😉
————————-
Michele (12:43:58) :

disenchanted tore (12:38:38) :

Understand your pain, but will confess that my first thought when I heard she would be dropping the puck was, “well finally, a job she’s actually probably qualified for.
——————–
I hear that loud and clear. Just not in MY neighborhood!
————————–

Yeah, while we’re waiting we all need to go vote for AKM! One one vote per person- yeah, I tried to vote again with no luck😦

http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/56962

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

CorieJ But I always wanted to get old so I could be one of those crazy old ladies that catch all the breaks hehehe.
****************************************************************************************

(*Chuckles*)….me, too!

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

tap tap tap
tap tap tap
tap tap tap

tap tap tap

10 10 2008
Frank aka. Lier Skunk Palin

Did anybody see Cindy today? If her eyes were any glassier……………… sheesh

10 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

katiebegood (12:56:42) :

The race is over now, anyhow. We’re just hoping to survive until the election.
I think it was a smart move, not just to deny McCain control, but to deny him a format that he was comfortable with.

It’s hard to remember now, but three or four months ago, McCain seemed like the reasonable and honorable mainstream Republican candidate, and he seemed to do well in those small-format events.

10 10 2008
Rose in PA

Just saw this headline on Yahoo: “NY election mix-up: ‘Osama’ on the ballot ”

Oh boy.

10 10 2008
hopeless pedant

Heidi from Norway –

totally off topic – I heard there is early chitchat that Iceland, now bankrupt, might need to cede sovereignty to another country, with Norway being the most likely. Anyone talking about that out your way? (Iceland and Norway are two of my favorite countries).

10 10 2008
LibertyLover

Barb Snow (12:59:33

I can only imagine, but I can guess. Worries about Blowback from the governor herself, worries about CYA, Worries about not releasing it, satlling for time hoping to dump it right before close of day on Friday — where it won’t be picked up through the weekend…worries worries worries, mostly political in nature… but maybe someone somewhere is speaking eloquently about the public’s right to know.

If they don’t release the report, I hope Daniel Elsberg’s spirit is there to sneak out a copy for the press and leak it.

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I bet somebody has already cleaned her yahoo mailbox with a scrubber,….

10 10 2008
vena45

I’m a Obama supporter and I’m afraid that indepedants will buy into McCain and Palin’s lies about Obama’s connection with Ayers and even have more doubts after what dumb frauders from ACORN had done as far as using fake people on application forms to register as voters. Sometimes I wonder that if ACORN endorses Obama and support him why would they be so stupid as to make up voters just to get caught and bring down their candidate’s image even more? I don’t get it and I wonder if maybe who ever forge the signatures is actually a plot from a Republican just to plot against ACORN and make it seem as though Obama may have something to do with it or to set up ACORN group. I know that McCain campaign is going to jump on this issue real quick to paint Obama as guilty in the ACORN fraud but I must say that I know for sure that Obama had nothing to do with this just becasue some dumb assh*** decided to creat the fraud. But just because Obama had donated some money to ACORN groups, boy is McCain going to hit him hard. That is why I would love to have Obama win and shut the Republicans including McSane and his wicked witch Palin the hell up! They’re bunch of liars and dirty politicians and I would hate to see pple like that be in office to lead our country.

10 10 2008
Halcrow
10 10 2008
Michele AKA Mullet Troll Palin

Crust-Scramble: I took your lead and called Elizabeth Dole’s office. North Carolina is so close now, and this kind of hate-mongering will have an effect on the election here. Thanks for the idea! I agree that all elected officials (Republican and Democratic) should denounce this kind of hate speech.

10 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Barron von Butcher:
I love the moose idea, but I think this has a lot to do with how much effort you want to put into it.
You can go as Joe Six Pack. Dress up like Todd and pick up your favorite beverage. I’m surmising that Alaska is a Coors state, but I think the local mudders will have to tell you that. But maybe some irony is due here, and you should go with 7 up. (Don’t forget to have a chew between cheek and gum. Doublemint makes a better smelling stand in.)

Or, if you want to gross everyone out, go as a wolf severed left foreleg, complete with bounty price tag attached. Your wife can carry around an oversized check from the Great State of Alaska. If there’s good nosh where you’re going, you might want to forget about this one!

10 10 2008
Hockey Puck Moose Pucky "THAT ONE" HUSSEIN

@vena45 (13:10:07) :

“PLEASE, Get Your Facts Straight On ACORN”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/10/75639/882/410/626072

Just an FYI. =)

10 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

I voted!

10 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Off topic-

Kas-I was never a “little dog” person either, but we found an abandoned white Pomeranian at a city park…poor thing was in heat, starving and flea infested when we found her. After staying up all night worrying because the vet could not guarantee she would even live because of the anemia (from the fleas) and the starvation combined, I decided to bring her home to my house. (Originally,we were going to pay the vet bills and allow her to be adopted out). She rebounded quickly, was spayed, and has no problem taking on the bigger dog. She is my little sidekick. I can’t imagine life without the Moxie…

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

What the f is a kangaroo suit. They can dance in their bloody birthday suits for all I care. They cannot change the law any more than the awful Palin/McShame duo.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Michele AKA Mullet Troll Palin (13:12:18) :

I so glad – didn’t it make you feel a little better? I think I’ll call the GOP Tuesday morning and let them know my feelings on this also. It is just shameful.

10 10 2008
not4morewars

Gotta keep a positive attitude. ACORN has really screwed the pooch but lets just hope the committee does not let themselves be intimidated.

The wacko wingnuts are really starting to be a problem for everyone.

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

UK lady turning turtle Palinps:
Kangaroo suit because they are saying it’s a kangaroo court/circus, etc.
Throw them out, dammit

10 10 2008
MJC

vena45,
Don’t worry. The Independants are getting a good look at the real McShame and Palin with all of the hatemongering they are encouraging at their rallys, which is enough to turn any reasonably intelligent and mentally stable person off.

10 10 2008
Lana, KY

You all remember the Indiana Jones film where the Nazi’s heads explode and they all melt ?
Is it just me or do these Nazi’s resemble a lot of the Republican campaign spokesmen ~ including McCain ?

For a refresher ~ here’s a look ~

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

knikgoose HUSSEIN!! (13:17:58) :

Really mature then! What a bunch of prats.

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

prettybrown–

They (the Right) will not win…

not this time. For one thing, a very steady stream of conservatives are distancing themselves from this hateful campaign…a few more each day. What we’re seeing (what the media continues to show us) is the reddest meat of the Republican party — the only place M/P are campaigning anymore. They are only speaking to the base now…or the fringe of the base, preaching to the choir so to speak. And this leads to a sense of impotence, which leads to rage and what we’re seeing is the condoning of this rage by a pair who think they have what it takes to be P and VP.

I’m telling you, good and not so good (self-interested) Republicans will be forced to condemn this hate or answer to their own constituents who are wide awake now (finally), and with this economy and the last 8 years already on their shoulders, I’m sure these repubs are already plenty uneasy about their party’s prospects and don’t appreciate this latest ignominy courtesy of McCain/Palin.

I mean look what’s happening. Republican Senate seats that were supposedly secure are tumbling one after another. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (yes, I said Kentucky for Pete’s sake) is in a fight for his life right now, in a race that was supposed to be a non-issue. And there are a half dozen more situations just like McConnell’s.

I’m not saying relax our vigilance… NEVER. And I think it’s a wonderful idea to write to all of our Repub legislators and tell them to make this racist madness stop! and to keep our eye on the polling places and voter fraud possibilities.

But let’s stay focused on Obama and on his certainty that slow and steady and honest and good wins the race. He gets it. I trust him.

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

okay… it’s two hours past when I last checked in and still nada, eh?

5:14 east coast and waiting patiently.

btw – I suspect if anything is to be released, it won’t be for a couple of days. Counsel for the legislators will also need to review the pile and that takes time. There might be an executive summary or synopsis produced earlier but there’s no guarantee that Branchflower wrote one as a preamble to the heftier part of his report. As for specifics within the report, I suspect they can withhold that portion as part of their legislative prerogative. Public records laws typically do not apply to the legislative branch and with Alaska having one of the weaker public records acts, I suspect not much will pry the bulk of the report from the cold dead fingers of gary/greg winkledinkle or whatever his name is. If the thicker part of the report is released, be prepared to see large portions redacted (blacked out). That process, too, takes time.

If you are on the east coast, relax, have yourself some dinner, slowly wash down a bottle of your favorite, turn on a movie, make some popcorn, walk the dawg, crack open a case o’beer and be prepared to still be here waiting for in early Monday morning.

There is no timetable for releasing the report and although most of you will want to see it sooner rather than later, I think it’s best if the entirety of the Judicial Committee fully vets this pile of paper – at least vets it in greater depth than McCain vetted Palin prior to choosing her as his running mate.

Just my opinion and see ya’s in a couple more hours.

10 10 2008
sheesh

I just emailed the McCain campaign concerning my complete disgust with the current McCain campaign strategy and the resulting hate speech/potential for violence it’s generating. I demanded that they cease and desist immediately before someone gets hurt.

10 10 2008
Duct Idaho Palin

What a nice story about Moxie.

Voted today in California (used to be permanent absentee, now called permanent vote by mail). Now I’m just wating for the report!

10 10 2008
Strike & Chop Palin aka sunny SW Florida

I emailed our Florida gov too:

Governor Crist:

I am shocked and saddened that the Governor of the State of Florida would not stand up and speak out against these ridiculous hate filled, name calling rallies that are being held by John McCain and Sarah Palin.

I can understand the need to hold rallies on both sides of the ticket but they should be to rally support for thier candidate, NOT HATRED and division against the other.

By not taking a firm stand on the anger that’s brewing and clearly not addressing it, I feel you are condoning it. I voted for you last election and am now feeling very disappointed in my choice. I have changed my party affiliation to Democrat so we can have a level head in charge of this country for a change.

I want to express my deepest concern about your non-action to stop this escalating madness among republicans and implore you to speak out against this ridiculous action on the part of these maddened supporters, it would be nice if you would be part of the change not the problem before something awful happens with a crowd of out of control, mean spirited and vile McCain/Palin backers.

Sincerely,

10 10 2008
Michele

Crust Scramble – SouthGA (12:55:39) :

Here is a statement from the McCain camp in regard to their riot-baiting:
“Barack Obama’s attacks on Americans who support John McCain reveal far more about him than they do about John McCain. It is clear that Barack Obama just doesn’t understand regular people and the issues they care about. He dismisses hardworking middle class Americans as clinging to guns and religion, while at the same time attacking average Americans at McCain rallies who are angry at Washington, Wall Street and the status quo,” reads a statement from spokesman Brian Rogers. (from HuffPo)

These people are truly awful human beings.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Isn’t Monday a holiday?

10 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

oh boy!!! Andrew Halcro is not happy today! He is on the radio talking about Troopergate today!!!

http://www.650keni.com

if you want to listen.

10 10 2008
prettybrown

Vena I was wondering about that too. It just did not make sense for them to do that. May I just dont know all the facts behind what Acorn was doing. It was just kind of crazy for them to do that. Was? money involved I wonder?

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

Lock Pepper Palin (13:15:27) :

I voted!
——————————–

Good on ya! I’ll be voting a week from today!

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

“These people are truly awful human beings.”

That they are, Michele. I’d say McCain has sold his soul to become President, and personally I don’t want a soulless Commander in Chief. Aren’t we trying to replace one of those already?

10 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Here is the information on Acorn

Attacks on ACORN Based Not on Facts, But on Fear of 1.3 Million Poor People Registering

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-jesse-jackson-jr/attacks-on-acorn-based-no_b_133657.html

10 10 2008
karen marie

squee, said above, in part,

An assistant attorney general told the court that the governor is no longer using private e-mail to conduct state business.

this is probably true. she also stopped conducting state business 8/29/08.

10 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

http://action.defenders.org/site/Ecard?ecard_id=2041&s_newOptIn=t&JServSessionIdr001=b4j6m1se94.app20a

This is a great ad about the wolf slaughter you might want to consider supporting if you haven’t already.

Oh, I’m from the Eastern Sierra

10 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

“DailySource.org has found a video of Palin lying about her firing of the state police chief. It has not been covered by the media and needs to get into the public eye.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/10/131/24458/636/625854

I seen on ADN there are Clowns and kangaroo’s there…oh brother, I guess they didn’t get IN side but they are trying to disrupt the court. They should release part of this and pursue Charges against her.

10 10 2008
chascates

I just emailed my 2 senators (Cornyn & Hutchinson-Tx) with:
“Senator,
John McCain’s campaign has gone beyond mudslinging and is now allowing his supporters to shout ‘terrorist!’ and ‘kill him’ at rallies. This is beyond all norms and must stop. I urge you to please contact his people and demand that they stop this. McCain is no longer a man of honor in my eyes and tolerance of this type of behavior could lead to violence.”

I was able to email both of them twice, once at the offical Senate site & again at their reelection sites. I don’t know about other politicians’ contacts but start emailing them that we won’t put up with this!

10 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

knikgoose HUSSEIN!

Mostly, not at all – I still grieve.

10 10 2008
Di

Sigh, it’s difficult waiting over here in Europe – everything happens after I disappear to bed, even the debates …

Good luck!

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin (13:21

Thanks for the reality check. Am dying from frustration, but maybe it will be best coming out Monday or Tuesday, so as not to get swallowed in stock market or weekend.

10 10 2008
prettybrown

***Strike & Chop Palin aka sunny SW Florida***
Great Idea I think I will right him as well. All though I beleive we still have a ways to go here in central florida.

10 10 2008
Zuzu's Petals

So I guess it’s stating the obvious to say that if there was nothing inflammatory in the report it would have been public hours ago … yes?

10 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Strike & Chop Palin aka sunny SW Florida

Thank You!

10 10 2008
Bobg

Any anti-Palin people outside to let the legislators know that some Alaskan people don’t appreciate Sarah Palin? Saw pictures of the pro-Palin people.

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

10 10 2008
Frank aka. Lier Skunk Palin
10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.) (12:54:26)

“Well, of course, if Obama would have just agreed to do “town halls”, McCain’s crazy fans wouldn’t be compelled to yell “Kill him!”.”

LOL — If anybody believed that, I’m sure there are a number of Mudflatters/Alaskans that can look out their window and see the “Straight Talk Express parked on the Road to Nowhere” that they would gladly sell ya!!!

10 10 2008
Zuzu's Petals

He dismisses hardworking middle class Americans as clinging to guns and religion, while at the same time attacking average Americans at McCain rallies who are angry at Washington, Wall Street and the status quo,” reads a statement from spokesman Brian Rogers.

I guess I missed the shouts of “kill Washington!” or “Wall Street – terrorist!” or “off with the status’ quo’s head!” … anybody got a video?

/snark

10 10 2008
Pennsylvania Mom

I need to breath soon! I’ve been holding my breath all day! LOL! When will they decide??

10 10 2008
ainjibi

How is it that the Republicans always get away with hiding, lying , conspiring and making dirty money ? Who are these regular , normal people who vote for them ? The Republicans are megalomaniacs who don’t stand for anyone other than lying, cheating big money. And they do this by pretending to be God’s right hand – no correction – they believe they are god. I hope this report finds her guilty and is not covered up a la republican style. And what’s with the husband having access to personnel files and attending official meetings?

And also reminding every one : McCain is a lying cheating Keating Five and wife cheating philanderer. He is a lunatic .

10 10 2008
Laurie

Chris Matthews just announced that Palin will be on SNL sometime in the next 3 weeks. Rest assured…that is one night I will NOT watch. How can they???

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

Laurie (13:33:08) :

Chris Matthews just announced that Palin will be on SNL sometime in the next 3 weeks. Rest assured…that is one night I will NOT watch. How can they???

I agree. It’ll be hard to fit the camera-crew into her cell

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Takes 3 seconds – read these prices from the big money betting site

http://www.intrade.com/

Read and laugh

10 10 2008
karen "that one" hussein marie

there’s a lot of confusion about acorn in the thread above. there are stories all over the internet which explains what the hysteria is about, and it is simply a rehash that the right does every two years.

acorn, among other things, hires unemployed and/or homeless people to register people to vote. sometimes the people hired fill out bogus registrations so they get paid more. in some instances, people who are already registered fill out a registration just to make sure they are registered. duplicate registrations filed through acorn are handled by the specific state election offices the same way they handle duplicate registrations that come to them — they throw them out.

this is not voter fraud because there is no voting involved here.

acorn in fact works hard to weed out bad registrations. obviously it’s a waste of money to not discourage bad registrations.

the claims of “thousands of fraudulent voter registrations” are bogus. pay attention to who is making the claim. if you follow the story of any acorn scandal in any particular state to its ultimate determination, you will learn that in fact the scandal is a fiction.

if acorn were in fact involved in the kind of fraudulent activity claimed, they would have been out of business a long time ago.

really.

think about it.

10 10 2008
LaNon

Zuzu’s Petals (13:28:03) :

So I guess it’s stating the obvious to say that if there was nothing inflammatory in the report it would have been public hours ago … yes?

***
ZUZ: you are a mind-reader!

10 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Reading the CNN – not sure how long ago it was updated (couple hrs prob) says there is about 1,000 pages – so they may have the weekend to review it and reconvene on Monday (or Tues) since Mon is Columbus Day.

What will we do if that happens ??? Work ??? X-Stitch ???? Bowling ??? Chop Wood ??? Practice throwing Stones @ Glass houses ??? I vote for something physical to burn off the stress !!!

Can’t one of those legislatures accidently hit the transmit button to ADN with the report ??? Oh I am stressing ….. need to chop wood or something

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

what network is snl on…i intend to send an email denouncing this appearance.

10 10 2008
hopeless pedant

Come on, Palin can go on SNL. Obama was scheduled to be on a few weeks ago.

Don’t sweat this – there’s nothing wrong with it.

10 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Oh my — an announcement

Well, despite all the rumors and expectations — no Sarah Palin on last night’s prime time special for “Saturday Night Live.” But the New York Post reports Palin has been booked on the regular “SNL” for Oct. 25.

Updated: Palin scheduled for ‘SNL’ 10/25?
By Thomas Conneron October 10, 2008 11:42 AM

More @ http://blogs.suntimes.com/tv/2008/10/no_palin_it_forward_on_primeti.html

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

nope, not happy about it.

10 10 2008
Heidi Hanson

I want to know. What will you Alaskans do when Sarah comes back to Alaska?

10 10 2008
NoCalGal

@ hopelss-
“Come on, Palin can go on SNL. Obama was scheduled to be on a few weeks ago.

Don’t sweat this – there’s nothing wrong with it.”

True. And you can decide whether to watch or not. Your prerogative…
😉

10 10 2008
Dave_in_RI

McClatchy just reported that two Alaska reps came out of the meeting and said things are going very slowly. Link:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/53755.html

Article also said:

“Legislators, journalists and others were greeted at the elevator outside the meeting room by a group of McCain-Palin campaign volunteers who were dressed as clowns and who said, “Welcome to the kangaroo court.”

One of them tried to give state Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, a balloon twisted in the shape of a kangaroo. He declined it. Wielechowski is a member of the Judiciary Committee that subpoenaed some state officials, but he’s not a member of the Legislative Council. “

10 10 2008
hopeless pedant

And does anyone think the idea of a duelling Tina Fey/Sarah Palin bit (which I assume would be done) is really going to help her? Maybe people would give her credit for being a good sport, but a credible president? Somehow I doubt it.

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

but i watch snl to laugh…not cry

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

ADN
1:35 p.m. Still nothing … We haven’t even seen the legislators pop out for another bathroom break.

Reporters are sitting along the hallway & and filling a nearby conference room, eating sandwiches and staring at laptops. Palin spokesman Bill McAllister is talking to a BBC reporter, while local bloggers have returned expecting the closed-door meeting would have ended by now.

A guy in a chair across from me, with a wireless microphone sitting on his chest, has fallen asleep.

10 10 2008
Laurie

@hopeless…palin is no obama. She doesnt deserve to be given a platform like SNL

10 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

NORTH OLMSTEAD, Ohio — Underscoring the McCain campaign’s aggressive attacks on Senator Barack Obama’s character, Gov. Sarah Palin accused the Illinois senator today of “putting ambition above country” at several private fund-raising events in Ohio.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/with-donors-palin-keeps-up-attacks-on-obama/

No concept of when to shut up, apparently. Sociopath.

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

The 25th is a long, long ways away. Sarah will be either old news by then or such a liability to the campaign, her SNL appearance will be cancelled. Just my 2 cents.

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
Frank aka. Lier Skunk Palin

Laurie (13:33:08) :

Chris Matthews just announced that Palin will be on SNL sometime in the next 3 weeks. Rest assured…that is one night I will NOT watch. How can they???

Oct. 25th. If she is available? hmmm………

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (13:46:01) :

but i watch snl to laugh…not cry
————–
I suspect it’ll be even funnier if she does appear. But I betcha she’ll pull a McCain a la
Letterman, and have to rush back to Alaska.

10 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Can’t wait any longer. Need ny zzzz’s. See you in the morning!

10 10 2008
Heidi Hanson

I just heard on CNN International that there is disagreement on whether or not to release the information, and on what to release or how much to release. This can’t be good. What’s so bad and damaging that they can’t release the info?

10 10 2008
Brigid

While you were waiting, Newsweek has come out with a National Poll showing Obama ahead by 11 pts, 52-41:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/10/165637/44/795/626704

10 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@enjay AKA Turbine Yukon (13:37:20) :

Ah, but we don’t celebrate Columbus Day here in the great state of Alaska! Instead, we celebrate Alaska Day, a mere few days later, on October 18. In case anyone is wondering, “Alaska Day is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory and the raising of the US. flag at Sitka on October 18, 1867.” (from the State of Alaska’s Student Information web page)

And BTW, Obama cancelled/postponed his SNL appearance due to it being scheduled the week the economic world fell apart and they all had to be in DC to solve the crisis…

10 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Interesting!

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

okay this is way off topic! but still interesting. and we are twiddling our thumbs…
This just in my mailbox from Michael Pollan (of Omnivore’s Dilemma fame). Farmer-in-chief! What a great image. (Barack is definitely up to it!) Leave it to Michael Pollan.

This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine will carry my open letter to the
next president, outlining a new food and farming agenda. It’s called
“Farmer-in-Chief” and it was just posted on the New York Times website
at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?_r=1&ref=magazine&oref=slogin

My intent is to inject these issues into the public debate, especially
during the transition, by demonstrating that it will be impossible for
the next Administration to make progress on energy independence,
health care costs, or climate change without comprehensively
addressing the problems of the food system.

I hope you’ll take a look at the piece (as well as the rest of the
issue, which is terrific) and share your reactions.

All best,

Michael
____

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Oct. 25th. If she is available? hmmm………

Well, I think she will be available. Oct. 24th is the last day of the flying monkeys training camp for Halloween.

10 10 2008
colonelzag

It’s starting to feel like they are just going to run out the clock. Everyone knows that an information dump late in the day on a Friday is the best way to minimize the release of damaging information.

10 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Had to come back after reading the comments about people contacting the florida guv and some senators to complain about the race baiting and other garbage at the florida, and to some degree the Lehigh University, McCain rallies.

In the next few minutes, I intend to send a complaint email to the offices of PA senators (Specter and Casey), MA senators (Kennedy and Kerry) and ME senators (Collins and Snowe). Snowe and Collins are important because these are two very well respected female Republican senators, and Specter because… well, because he’s Specter.

I encourage everyone else to do the same.

10 10 2008
SMR

I encourage all readers to write SNL (email address on the contact page) to let them know that by having her on the show that they are actively condoning the hate-mongering that she has been doing. I emailed them several days ago about this issue (never heard back). Let them know that you will do all that you wil not watch it and that you will encourage all friends/relative/acquaintances to do the same. They should be boycotted for the evening if they choose to have her on! Hell, they should be boycotted for the season! They do not need the ratings boost and should not encourage her OR her racist hate-mongering followers by giving her a platform via SNL!!!!!!!!!

10 10 2008
Jadewillowmilian

Got one in the hole today for Obama in GA!!!

OBAMA 08

10 10 2008
Scorpion

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (13:37:47) :
what network is snl on…i intend to send an email denouncing this appearance.
—————————————-
SNL is on NBC

10 10 2008
Pennsylvania Mom

Since they will spoofing her, what difference does it make if Palin is on SNL? I think it would be funny!

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

Irishgirl aka puck mule (13:50:06) :
Goodnight, Irishgirl!

10 10 2008
hopeless pedant

Don’t waste time contacting SNL. Of course they want her on – it will be great ratings for them. Your silly emails will have no impact.

Focus on something that helps defeat her.

10 10 2008
JP

Yahoo say it would take 3-4 weeks to provide Palin’s emails?

Gee, what happens in 3-4 weeks time?

Perhaps when they hand them over they could also hand over the timesheets of those who tirelessly laboured for hundreds of hours to comply with this court order. My estimate of how long it would take, based on 20 years’ IT experience: 2 hours tops.

How can such a ridiculous assertion that it would take a month to access email server archives go unchallenged?

10 10 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

if acorn were in fact involved in the kind of fraudulent activity claimed, they would have been out of business a long time ago.

really.

think about it.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Lou Dobbs has been the one going after this….you know, the Neocon who claims to be Mr. Independent?

He ranted about ACORN and illegal immigration in the past and seems to have maintained his hard-on for the topic for 4 years in an obvious case of political priapism. He lost his claim to being independent now he’s turned pitbull for the McCainites. He’s gonna have to eat his words, because the “voter fraud” he’s pointing at is a bunch of false registrations being filed by poor folk who are just trying to scam ACORN for a few bucks, all isolated from each other, and all screeened out – nobody ever votes or even gets the chance to vote on the false apps because ACORN staff sort through the crap apps.

I hope Lou’s junk atrophies and falls off.

10 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Off topic

Geez! It’s snowing here! It’s 3 in the afternoon, and it’s snowing. OK, OK, I live in the Sierras in sunny CA, but it’s snowing. And the wind is fierce. Mudflatters, has it even snowed and stuck in Anchorage, yet? I’m sure it has in Barrow, but . . have we beaten southern Alaska to winter? That would be a blow!
Guess I’ll spend the weekend on the computer–too cold to bike, not enough snow to ski.

10 10 2008
ttownlotta (or Tangle Jig Palin)

Oh man!! we are waiting with baited breath here in Oklahoma. It is 5:00 p.m. here right now. Can’t wait to see the results. If they don’t release the results or parts only, that says guilty to me.

10 10 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

Oh, and I welcome Sarah Palin on SNL. Its where Her Foolishness belongs, not the White House.

10 10 2008
prettybrown

MSNBC said they were going to ask as many questions as possible in order to delay the release of the information.

10 10 2008
Michele

The Daily Kos clip that shows Sarah lying about why Monegen was fired is interesting in that she appears to be able to pronounce her g’s and her accent is much less nasal. Whatever could have happened between now and then? A selective stroke, perhaps?

10 10 2008
Paula

I just received this information in an e-mail from one of the people in our Neighborhood Association of which my husband is President. No one knows who we support for any election. We are in Oklahoma so everyone assumes we belong to that other party. My question to you guys is should I respond and if so, how?

HELLO EVERYONE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

SEAN HANNITY, OF HANNITY & COLMES ~ FOX NEWS, IS GOING TO AIR A VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BARACK OBAMA, SUNDAY NIGHT AT 9:00 PM. HE STATED ON THE AIR THIS EVENING THAT NO ONE IN THE NEWS MEDIA WAS WILLING TO DO THIS. HANNITY IS GOING BACK TO OBAMA’S EARLIER DAYS, SHOWING EVEN THEN HIS TIES TO RADICAL PROFESSORS, FRIENDS, SPIRITUAL ADVISERS, Etc., HE STATED THIS EVENING THAT HE WILL SHOW IN DETAIL HIS TIES TO REV. WRIGHT FOR 20+ YRS (which we all know) HOW HE WAS PARTICIPATING WITH THIS MAN, AND NOT FOR THE REASONS HE STATES! HE HAS UNCOVERED MORE OF OBAMA’S RADICAL LEADERS AND WE WILL SEE THINGS THAT NO ONE IN THE MEDIA
IS WILLING TO PUT OUT THERE. THIS WILL BE A NIGHT THAT YOU WILL KNOW
MORE ABOUT OBAMA THAN EVER BEFORE. HANNITY IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AND ASKED THAT EVERYONE PLEASE, PLEASE WATCH~~ SUNDAY NIGHT, 9 PM.

HANNITY IS DETERMINED THIS INFORMATION BE PUT OUT THERE BECAUSE AS
AMERICAN’S, WE STILL DO NOT KNOW ABOUT OBAMA!! WAKE UP AMERICA!! THIS
IS SERIOUS, EVERYONE. I KNOW A LOT OF YOU WATCH FOX NEWS, AND YOU KNOW
WHO YOU ARE VOTING FOR, BUT IF YOU CAN, PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE
YOU KNOW. THIS IS CRITICAL FOR OUR COUNTRY. MY PRAYER IS THAT WE, ALONG
WITH SEAN HANNITY, WILL REACH SOMEONE/ANYONE BEFORE NOV. 4th.

WE MUST NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!

GOD BLESS!

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

I’m back, no news yet I see.
AKM if your “Lurkin” could put up a new thread? I have a dial-up and loading
after refresh starting slow down with the over 600 comments.

10 10 2008
Duct Idaho Palin

I won’t be watching SNL either. To me, Sarah Palin has forfeited any right to appear as a normal candidate because of her hatemongering. Having her on the show won’t be like having any normal candidate on the show– it will be giving a national platform to a woman who’s actively promoting hate at her campaign rallies.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

“I hope Lou’s junk atrophies and falls off.”

I think it’s a given that that’s already happened.

10 10 2008
Sarah Palin Get Lost Party

Did someone say there was a pahtee?

Why weren’t I invited?

10 10 2008
Scotsgirl

@ chascates – do you have the two e mails for Cornyn and Hutchison?
I live in West U, Houston

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

@BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin
“I hope Lou’s junk atrophies and falls off.”

OMG. LOL Me too. I hope the same thing. I’ve always thought same as you that his “independence” is such a masquerade. It’s funny that he thinks ANYONE buys it!

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Pennsylvania Mom (13:58:16) :

Since they will spoofing her, what difference does it make if Palin is on SNL? I think it would be funny!
They should put her in a KKK outfit!

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Ooooooh. I love looking at the map!

10 10 2008
White Agate

Paula:

You should send them this RE: Hannity:

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/10/john-cleese-writes-a-poem-for.php

I will post it because it is so perfect (and short):

Ode to Sean Hannity

by John Cleese

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

AKM, we’re dying here! Anybody got any news?

10 10 2008
Paula

ttownlotta (or Tangle Jig Palin) (14:02:01) :

Oh man!! we are waiting with baited breath here in Oklahoma.

What part of Oklahoma are you in? I’m in the OKC area.

10 10 2008
nswfm

Since I first looked at this blog this AM waiting, I’ve been thinking that they are trying to run out the clock on this, but if it’s bad, it’s going to be all over the news over the weekend, Sunday talk shows, etc. I live in CA and will be watching the news at 11:00. They have news at the top of the hour on our NPR station overnight, so the word will get out–everyone is on to that last night Friday release.

10 10 2008
Susan

Sauerkraut: I contacted my Congress people today, holding them accountable as Republican politicians.

10 10 2008
leap2three

For a self-proclaimed “outsider” Palin sure knows how to use the system and elbow her way into places where she clearly doesn’t belong, at least not in civilized society. I see no difference between her and any other member of the suddenly neo-redneck Republican herd.

McCain and Palin have earned their place in history as being the people who have brought out the very worst in all of us, pitting us against each other as if the citizens of the United States were mortal enemies, not unlike the warring hoards in the very nations that we’re attempting to “bring democracy” to.

Thank you Mr.McCain and Ms.Palin for initiating the unraveling of a hundred years of peacemaking on American soil. You have given birth to the new domestic terrorism.

All the negative spew has me a little down and out in the Santa Cruz mountains, CA. But this wonderful video just came over the wire. I feel refreshed and somehow able to go on. Peace, all!

10 10 2008
Brigid

I’m beginning to smell the dark, dank smell of “stonewall” and cover-up. Whatever’s there is scaring the Republicans, and they’re backing off releasing the report, or trying to release a white-washed version.

10 10 2008
10 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

I was out of town today and computer free… after making my way through these posts, I will just pick up on everyone’s mounting anxiety and start drinking🙂

10 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Paula (14:02:53) :

I just received this information in an e-mail from one of the people in our Neighborhood Association of which my husband is President. No one knows who we support for any election. We are in Oklahoma so everyone assumes we belong to that other party. My question to you guys is should I respond and if so, how?

**********

You could email them back and assure them that you intend to vote for Hannity.😉

10 10 2008
Political Amazon

VoteNov4:
[[[Waiting in LA, listening to Randy Newman’s Harps and Angels, thinking about how Obama is Atticus Finch and Palin seems to be coming more and more like Bob Ewell. I admit, I am as impatient as Scout and I’d like to bloody all of their lying noses!]]]

Oooo, you gave me chicken skin.

Beautiful comparisons. TKAMB is my favorite movie of all time.

Thanks.

10 10 2008
prettybrown

LOL what I dont get is shouldnt they be satisfied with Last nights report. She is innocent. LOL. They new this report would show some shadiness. I thought that was the whole reason for releasing the “innocent” report last night. LMAO OOOOOOOhhhhh I cant wait.

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

Paula (14:02:53) :

I got it too, from a relative. Forwarded it to:

watchdog@barackobama.com

10 10 2008
Frank aka. Lier Skunk Palin
10 10 2008
Stacy

Any closet smokers out there smoking like there is no tomorrow? This is not good for my health! I think it’s time to drink instead… But then again – sneaking a cigarette with a glass of wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

10 10 2008
Barb Snow

Meg Stapleton spinning on CNN right now

10 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein
10 10 2008
chascates

Scotsgirl: Hi from Austin. Here you go:
Here is the email address for the election web sites:
info@texansforkay.com
info@johncornyn.com
and their official web sites, which also have contact info. I used them both:
http://www.senate.gov/~hutchison/contact.cfm
http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

10 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Sarah Palin Doesn’t speak for me! Click below

10 10 2008
Lisa

This is like waking up X-Mas morning ready to unwrap gifts, and told you have to wait until 12/26, and you just know that the biggest box is for you. I’m going to start stomping my feet!

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Stacy (14:18:01) :

Any closet smokers out there smoking like there is no tomorrow? This is not good for my health! I think it’s time to drink instead… But then again – sneaking a cigarette with a glass of wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

Me too!

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Stacy (14:18:01) :

Any closet smokers out there smoking like there is no tomorrow? This is not good for my health! I think it’s time to drink instead… But then again – sneaking a cigarette with a glass of wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
————–
Ah, Stacy, I’m with you. But I’m drinking a Blue Moon….thought about a Rolling Rock, but it’s a little cool here, and I consider RR a hot weather beer. And yes, the cigarette goes along fine.

10 10 2008
Annette M.

San Diego waiting. Love you all. You’re inspirational!!!

10 10 2008
prettybrown

OH my God Meg Sucks!!!!!

10 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (14:12:35) :

Have one or two for me since I am still at work
😦

10 10 2008
Sally

Hannity is a Republican hack. Anyone who listens to him is a fool. He and Fox News are tools of the McCain campaign. He is just going to repeat garbage that has already been debunked. I don’t understand how people can call themselves Christians and be OK with this kind of character assassination. It’s sickening. Obama is a good and honorable man.

10 10 2008
Lisa

Stacy

I’ve just opened my 2nd pack today. I was down to 7 a day.

10 10 2008
Jan Arnold

YUK! They just had that Meg Stapleton on CNN – with no one to counter her opinion – and, of course, she was laying the groundwork on how Todd was just protecting his family, blah blah blah. That Stapleton is as bad as Sarah herself – she is one of those really toxic talking heads – just offends me the moment she opens her mouth. What a phoney!

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Meg Stapleton talking to Wolfe on CNN. Said under her name — Former Palin Aide. I beg to differ. IMO, Meg was doing her on camera audition for a position in Washington if they won.

10 10 2008
Stacy

smoking on the back porch with a laptop and a bottle of wine… Alas – with the economic meltdown it’s now 2 buck Chuck

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Hannity’s just sold his soul to Murdoch. He’s another hatemonger. I don’t understand how they can call themselves journalists.

10 10 2008
Laurie

@hopeless…common courtesy dictates that anything any of us at mudflats does…not be called silly. Thankyou.

10 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Seems that someone (perhaps the Secret Service?) has gotten to McCain about dialing back on the hate-mongering. He’s on video telling an audience in WI that they don’t need to be afraid of a President Obama — in so many words, even. Disgenuous after the last few days? Or maybe the beginning of a recognition that McCain-Palin is going down and that they don’t want to take any blame for further polarizing the nation? Or maybe they’ve gotten wind of what’s in Branchflower’s report? Or? or? or?

Palmdale, CA

10 10 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

The longer this takes the more chance there is of a MORAL INDICTMENT developing from the results…..and if they announce after 4pm Alaska Time, the news cycle for this 3-day weekend gets locked down on repeating this point.

I just wish an actual legal indictment were possible….

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

oh, palmdale…there’s another palmdale…or are you she ?

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

ADN
2:15 p.m.: Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom just told us to expect to wait another hour before we hear anything.

10 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

A little levity for a tense Friday:
Partisan Political Pumpkins Battle to Squash Each Other

10 10 2008
margo4it
10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Obama predicted they would use their currenr tatic.

Back in July, Barack Obama said the following at a campaign event in Springfield, Missouri:

“So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky. That’s essentially the argument they’re making.”
Even though this comment wasn’t directed at the McCain campaign specifically, the McCain campaign reacted aggressively. Rick Davis issued an angry statement saying:

“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”
McCain himself later echoed this charge, and every Republican surrogate joined in, claiming that it was outrageous and racist to suggest that John McCain would ever employ such a strategy.

Go here for the rest of this post.
http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2008/10/revisiting-race-card-dispute.html

10 10 2008
Bobg

http://www.usaelectionpolls.com

Gallup Tracking: Obama 51, McCain 41.
Rasmussen Tracking: Obama 50, McCain 45.
Hotline Tracking: Obama 48, McCain 41.
Reuters Tracking: Obama 48, McCain 43.
Battleground Tracking: Obama 51, McCain 43.

AVERAGE: Obama 50, McCain 43. (Obama +7%)

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

10 10 2008
Trini

I think, perhaps, that the report won’t be released until past press time (Alaska time). Then, they expect it to linger and die over the weekend. But the longer it takes to release it, it seems that the more problematic it is. Linger my a**!

10 10 2008
hopeless pedant

Laura –
I said silly rather than something more offensive than stupid or idiotic in recognition of the civility here, which I appreciate.
If that bothers you, I’ll keep it in mind, although I really don’t see the problem.

10 10 2008
MH in MI.

Sean Hannity needs to come out of the closet. He gets way to excited over the simple things. He and Rush will be very happy in S. Florida.

10 10 2008
chascates

From Anchorage Daily News blog:
2:15 p.m.: Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom just told us to expect to wait another hour before we hear anything.

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Labor chimes in on hate message –
“Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and the leadership of the Republican party have a fundamental moral responsibility to denounce the violent rhetoric that has pervaded recent McCain and Palin political rallies,” said John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, which has endorsed Obama. “When rally attendees shout out such attacks as ‘terrorist’ or ‘kill him’ about Sen. Barack Obama, when they are cheered on by crowds incited by McCain-Palin rhetoric — it is chilling that McCain and Palin do nothing to object.”
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/10/labor_warns_mcc.html

10 10 2008
karen "that one" hussein marie

paula,

send the person who sent you that horrible email this link:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/4days

it’s a behind-the-scenes at the DNC, following michelle around for most of the first half and then barack the second half, with some of the kids and biden.

seriously, though, you’re not going to do yourself any good by responding in a hostile way to the hannity stuff. and attacking hannity is pointless because he is really just a vehicle for an attack on obama.

let’s all take a page from the obama playbook and respond with a positive message (like the video).

10 10 2008
Laurie

In regards to the talking heads…they all bug me. I blame the media organizations. They dont encourage investigative journalism…or they are too cheap to pay good journalists…not sure which one.

These anchors on tv are not journalists anymore…at least not in the category of a Walter Cronkite. They just hold court at a desk and offer mostly unequal opportunity to two differing views. MSNBC is the only one I have seen that at least gives the dems equal time as the repubs. Its shameful…and it is sickening to think that many people make decisions on who they believe or who they last heard speak.

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

@More Light Than Heat (14:26:47) :

Seems that someone (perhaps the Secret Service?) has gotten to McCain about dialing back on the hate-mongering. He’s on video telling an audience in WI that they don’t need to be afraid of a President Obama —

where is this video. i’d love to see it!

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Stacy (14:18:01) :

I think mudflatters guilty secret is out.

My sin is a large vodka and fresh orange juice with lots of ice. Plus I smoke the odd roll up (I am considered fairly eccentric among some of my posh friends).

10 10 2008
C.Rock

OFF TOPIC:
What ever happened to Jack Caffery On CNN . Anyone know. I miss him.

10 10 2008
Bobg

Sorry to all my Alaska friends but it looks like you’re going to get Sarah back.

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

Laurie (14:26:24) :

@hopeless…common courtesy dictates that anything any of us at mudflats does…not be called silly. Thankyou.

Thanks, Laurie. I was going to mention it as well.

hHh

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Trini – I think, perhaps, that the report won’t be released until past press time (Alaska time).

Well, it still can be hammered all weekend and on the Sunday shows, which will give it traction for Monday, where most outfits are dying for news.

10 10 2008
Jan Arnold

Yeah, McCain is dialing back the hate – but Meg Stapleton would NOT retract it when asked if Sarah was going to cut back on that and try to contol the crowds. She looked so pleased with herself and Palin – just said Palin wants to focus on the issues and OBAMA’S CHARACTOR…… I think code words that they are not sorry and in fact love what is happening and will try to get away with it as long as possible. Biden has such dignity. He did a good job countering those horrible people.

10 10 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

Jack Caffery is still there on CNN.

He is my hero.

10 10 2008
John Nail

Cafferty is on vacation the last 2 days…agree I like his irascible reality

10 10 2008
Frank aka. Lier Skunk Palin

Crust Scramble – SouthGA (14:21:50) :

Stacy (14:18:01) :

Any closet smokers out there smoking like there is no tomorrow? This is not good for my health! I think it’s time to drink instead… But then again – sneaking a cigarette with a glass of wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
————–
Ah, Stacy, I’m with you. But I’m drinking a Blue Moon….thought about a Rolling Rock, but it’s a little cool here, and I consider RR a hot weather beer. And yes, the cigarette goes along fine.

……………………………………………………

I’m in. I just made a nice tall Gin & Tonic, while I had a cigarette clenched between my lips. (no lipstick) My wife won’t let me.

10 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@More Light Than Heat (14:26:47) :

Seems that someone (perhaps the Secret Service?) has gotten to McCain about dialing back on the hate-mongering. He’s on video telling an audience in WI that they don’t need to be afraid of a President Obama — in so many words, even. Disgenuous after the last few days? Or maybe the beginning of a recognition that McCain-Palin is going down and that they don’t want to take any blame for further polarizing the nation? Or maybe they’ve gotten wind of what’s in Branchflower’s report? Or? or? or?

Palmdale, CA

*************

I’m thinking it would be all those Republicans who felt alarmed and ashamed, and said so. The guy has no conscience that would bother him in the future.

Happily, it gives the lie to the suggestion that Bush is trying to create the conditions to declare martial law.😉

10 10 2008
BlueFranco

Mudflats ROCKS

I am mixing my Cosmos getting ready for the PIG in lipstick roasting by the report. I have a feeling they will be throwing that heffa out of office after she LOSES her bid for VP along with PA-Kettle McCain

10 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Enjay.. drinking for 2 here…. waiting waiting…

10 10 2008
CKMN

Crust Scramble – SouthGA (14:25:38) :

Hannity’s just sold his soul to Murdoch. He’s another hatemonger. I don’t understand how they can call themselves journalists.

———————————————————–
Crust Scramble,

They think they are journalists, but they are NOT ‘true’ journalists. A ‘true’ journalist is unbiased. I will not call anyone working at Fox journalists, they are just a bunch of right-wing propaganda machine…

10 10 2008
John Nail

Newsweek Poll – 52-41 Obama, up from tied a month ago…

10 10 2008
BlueFranco

Meg Stapleton is such a JERK…………
How long has she been the PIG in lipsticks spokesTROLL?

10 10 2008
Jan Arnold

Oh, I just saw the post about Jack Cafferty – I hope he is not gone! I like him too! I did not realize her was not on – is he on vacation do you think? I hope they have not bowed to pressure to get rid of him. He is so funny and straight forward. Sometimes I wish he would be a little nicer about Hillary, tho! If we need to, we can all email CNN and support him!

10 10 2008
mobe

jack was off today per Wolf- caught the Stapleton interview also- so bias there was no ond from the other side. What a buinch of BS

10 10 2008
Michele

C.Rock (14:30:41) :

Is Jack Cafferty gone? Just saw him last week. He’s been brutally honest. Probably cost him his job. I see he’s still on the CNN website. Maybe he’s just on a vacation.

10 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

oh please oh please oh please…

hurry hurry hurry

10 10 2008
RLS

According to the ADN blog, looks like at least another 45 min or so so wait.

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

10 10 2008
hopeless pedant

Cafferty’s wife died suddenly a month ago. He came back within a week. Taking a few days off would seem totally normal.

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

C.Rock (14:30:41),
I suspect he has just taken a bit of time off as his wife just passed away a few weeks ago. He only took time then for the few days for the funeral.

10 10 2008
Lacy Lady

I just saw Wolf Blitzer on Cnn—-he interviewed Meg Stapeton. Someone needs to tell him that he will NOT get the TRUTH from that woman. PLease—-can someone send him pictures/or something –a Name—as to who he should interview. I wanted to throw something at the tv. She and Palin are both alike–lie, lie, lie, lie——-thru their teeth. I can’t wait to hear more on what is going on with the closed meeting today.
I can only imagine what all of you great people in Alaska are feeling.
Peace!!

10 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Froth, you need to have a bite to eat.😀

10 10 2008
Bobg

Any lawyers out there? Can we sue the Alaska legislature for driving us all to drink?

10 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Not to worry, fawnskin, it’s the same one. Somehow, WordPress isn’t letting me go back to my former handle once I commented using my blog name…. And it’s just easier to go with the flow. Besides, far be it from me to turn down some shameless self-promotion.

I’m sitting here waiting with the rest of you, with baited breath.

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

I think I’ve been refreshing this page for 5 hours straight. Can that be right? Aaack. I’m going out to get some air! Cover me folks.

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
C.Rock

Jan Arnold (14:37:03

I have not seen Jack Caffery here in Texas on CNN since right before the Biden/Palin Debate.

10 10 2008
Shikago

I’m back. Palin has interviews set up with FOX because Rove is writing the questions and giving her the answers to memorize.

Acorn now is another Rovian attempt at smear, no truth to it at all.

She’s goin down. “A small leak can sink a great ship” Ben Franklin

10 10 2008
Jan Arnold

Yes it really bugged me that he had Stapleton and no one to dispute her or to give the other side of the investigation. I do not love Wolf Blitzer.

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Maybe Jack Cafferty needs a little down time, he lost his wife two weeks ago and he is devastated.

Please AKM we need a new thread, refresh is takinf forever.

10 10 2008
asianHusseingrrlMN

Ok, my friends. It seems the McCain camp is going after Michelle Obama now, insinating that she was friends with Ayres’ wife because they both worked at the same law firm–with five hundred employees.

tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_campaign_goes_after_mic.php

10 10 2008
jj

Another mudflats reader in Oklahoma. As red as this state is, as much as people would like to pigeonhole us as all having the same political persuasion … 417,207 people voted in the democratic presidential primary here. Hundreds of thousands of people is not a tiny number. I wish we could revise the electoral college system and elect the president on the popular vote. As it is Oklahoma is ignored in favor of swing states during national elections. But our electoral college votes don’t represent all the people living here.

10 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Eating… good idea. I’ll eat a little something for Enjay, too— still at work and all. If I had been doing this all day, as would have been normal for me, had I not been out of town, I am quite sure I would be bordering on some sort of psychosis. I commend the strength of all the mudpuppies who have been doing the read/refresh/read/refresh all day long!

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

margo4it (14:28:36) :

This is an amazing piece. Would love some comments.
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We are in agreement here that the children are off limits. While there may be a concern raised in the article, I’m not of the opinion that it is a National Security issue.

Just sayin’……

10 10 2008
Jan Arnold

Well, can’t wait til cafferty is back – He is a needed breath of fresh air. I would love to have him ranting about McCain and Palin’s new Hate strategy. He would blister them.
Oh, yuk – Lou Dobbs up next. He is now my LEAST favorite CNN T.H.

10 10 2008
Visitor

My favorite Cafferty video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDOC-ysn8YQ

10 10 2008
asianHusseingrrlMN

Sad and despicable of the McCain camp. They must have saw how she killed on Larry King and The Daily Show. And we do need a new thread.

10 10 2008
Stacy

Such a great group of people here. Why is it that I live in a place where there doesn’t seem to be a single interesting person – yet I come to this site and read comments from people all over the world I would love to meet?

In order to pass the time – are there other websites /blogs where you congregate – or like me hit the refresh button every minute because it isn’t fast enough?

Also (I hate that word now that I hear Sarah Palin say it in every sentence), anyone up for a roll call on where you’re from (or living) while waiting for the news?

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I know Obama wants to take the high road, and he is, but does that mean Joe can’t start hammering on the McCain/Liddy – Palin/AIP connections? Somebody needs to.

10 10 2008
TheraP

Going for a record here in the number of comments? I’ll help!

10 10 2008
Visitor

Wasilla, Alaska. Hence my username.

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Meg Stapleton, when she spoke to CNN, talked her usual talking points — against the BIL & Monegan. When Wolfe asked about Todd being so involved with the staff, Meg of course stated that he was concerned and only protecting his family as the BIL had threatened the father, etc. Mentioned the taser. You know her speech. Same old, same old.

She mentioned the report had been handed over yesterday and there had been like 2000 pages of evidence (implication as to how it could have been put together that quickly!!) She stated it had become politicised. You know her ad nauseum talking points. I’m Canadian & hear the same stuff.

That is why I posted above that IMO she was auditioning for a possible position in Washington should they be successful — NOT!!

10 10 2008
Where's the Beef?

Can someone provide any kind of update? What’s the status? Are they still meeting?

10 10 2008
Brian aka Snooker Hinge Palin

I have nothing interesting to add. I just wanted to get in on what may win the title for the Guinness Book of World Records’ longest blog thread.

10 10 2008
Suchanut Wesson Hussein Scalper Palin

Everyone please breathe…

close your eyes, take a breath, channel your inner Obama…..now exhale slowly……

repeat.

10 10 2008
Stacy

I’ll take the lead on the roll call. I’m a native Floridian (panhandle), but living in the armpit of Maryland (Elkton). Beautiful in places (on the upper Cheasapeake Bay) but pretty awful community. We like to say “it’s near everywhere you want to be”

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

asianHusseingrrlMN (14:43:18) :

Ok, my friends. It seems the McCain camp is going after Michelle Obama now, insinating that she was friends with Ayres’ wife because they both worked at the same law firm–with five hundred employees.

Did you have to use “my friends”? Remember who is who is in charge of the
universe!

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Stacy, I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m so committed to sending Sarah back to where she came from, I have this blog up all the time, and open tabs when I need to, so I can at flip back and forth.

10 10 2008
Xenon

My supper’s getting cold.

10 10 2008
Jan Arnold

Biden has stood up to them but without lowering himself to their level – with dignity and moral authority, he has countered the hate attacks. What drives me crazy is when they talk like it is BOTH sides doing this. Drives me nuts – Obama has taken the high road the whole trip.

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Here’s a great Blog I ran across yesterday http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

This women is too funny

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

I wish we could revise the electoral college system and elect the president on the popular vote.
jj

Hear! Hear!

10 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

The Mccain camp is trying to bait Michelle into being an angry woman. Sorry, won’t happen she has too much grace and class.

10 10 2008
CorieJ

Transplanted from Northern California to the beautiful town of Brasstown in extreme Southwestern North Carolina mountains.

10 10 2008
Visitor

The most current info I can find is here: http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

10 10 2008
RLS

@Where’s the Beef

Follow the link below and refresh it every few mins. Seems to suggest nothing will be announced for at least another 15 min or so (7:15 EDT).

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132527

10 10 2008
Paula

jj (14:44:16) :

Another mudflats reader in Oklahoma. As red as this state is, as much as people would like to pigeonhole us as all having the same political persuasion … 417,207 people voted in the democratic presidential primary here.
—–
Wouldn’t it be great if we somehow managed to go for Obama! And I would really like to get Sen. Inhofe out of the seat he has been in soooo long.

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

No tape of McCain toning it down yet, but here’s the story

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/mccain-defends-his-rabid_n_133710.html

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

oh, goody. an afternoon rollcall to supplement our morning rollcall.

i am los angeles

10 10 2008
Denise

jj in OK, hey that number is impressive. My aunt lived in Muskogee. I remember floating down a river near there.

On another issue, is Coburn (?) from your state?
” . . . known for making pronouncements so outrageous . . . that at times he seemed like a cartoon of the fanatical right—calling for “the death penalty for abortionists”
If so, that Dem voting number is even more impressive.

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Where’s the Beef?

About 45 minutes ago one of the lawmakers told reporters in the hall it would be at least another hour.

10 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Hilarious vid – McCains wander round the debate

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/the-mccain-wander_n_133775.html

TKM can we have a new thread, if we were tamagotchas we’d be dead.

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

and , xenon, at least you have supper.

10 10 2008
Stacy

I’m also about 30 minutes from Joe Biden’s house – and had the pleasure of seeing him leave his house for his announcement in Illinois the day he was announced as Barack’s running mate. If you saw him kissing his 90 something year old mother goodbye at the gate – it was enough to make you tear up. He’s a good man. Aka – the kind of man you would love to go have a beer with. I don’t say that about just anybody!

10 10 2008
Redwood Man - Santa Cruz, CA

@ leap2three (14:10:32) :

I’m in Boulder Creek, no doubt near you.

Thanks for the great video about Barack. You said, “All the negative spew has me a little down and out in the Santa Cruz mountains, CA.”

McPalin can spew till the cows come home, but don’t let that bring you down. Go take a walk tomorrow at Big Basin or Henry Cowell, smell the forest, enjoy the redwoods, and renew your spirit!

Change is almost here, leap2three, and it certainly won’t be four more years of the same!

I’m re-posting your link for those who may have missed it:

http://www.tellingthoughts.com/asides/the-american-promise-video-2-min-43

10 10 2008
SMR

Baron von Butcher, re: Halloween:

McLame with a leash around his neck? A wolf with 3 legs? A bridge to nowhere? A banned library book? Her gay best friend forever?

Oddly enough, before all of this stuff turned into a “category 5 sh!tstorm” (in the words of the great Jon Stewart Daily Show), we were doing our final family camping trip of the summer, commisserating (sp?) with campers nearby about her pick as VP (it was one day old at that point), and one of the couples was named Todd & Sarah. I suggested to them that they should be the 1st couple of AK for Halloween. They were not into it at all, wonder if they’ve changed their minds now? This country will have lots of creative Halloween costumes this year!

10 10 2008
Jan Arnold

Michelle was terrific and classy on Larry King – what a great first lady she will make. Cindy – ick!

10 10 2008
hopeless pedant

Ayers’ wife, Bernadine Dohrn, was his fellow Weather Underground member (they were regarded in Chicago of my childhood as the Bonnie and Clyde of their time). She became a successful lawyer, and before Michelle did, joined one of Chicago’s biggest establishment law firms.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

The map’s popping!

10 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein "That One" Palin

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :
While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!

Black robe, set of scales and a sign on back: JUSTICE
Northwest Arizona by way of Copper River Valley and Sitka

Rankle Hiway Hussein “That One” Palin

10 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose "that one" Hussein hotrod palin

okay… I couldn’t stay away!

@Barb from Illinois (14:53:44) :

Here’s a great Blog I ran across yesterday http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

Thank you so much for the link to this blog. I look so forward to returning there. What a great gal!! full of piss and vinegar as my papa used to say.

hose Hussein hotrod

10 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Crust Scramble – SouthGA,
If she gets sent back to where she comes from, then it’s a sad day for the kind mudflatters. My suggestion is to slingshot them off the coast to the Russian island — she’ll be closer to watch Putin rear his head!!!

10 10 2008
LA

Wow, this is really is a new all time low for McWeasel. Several threads back (like a hundred) people were talking about the things they like best about Obama. One of my fav things is Michelle. I can’t wait for her to be our First Lady. Brains, class an beauty…inside and out.

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

Well it has only taken 5 hours to take some of the sting out of the report. I wonder if they called McSame and ask if he would be sending her back to Alaska ASAP

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Barb from Illinois (14:53:44) :

Here’s a great Blog I ran across yesterday http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

Funny thanks for the link.

10 10 2008
Bobg

Stacy—I’m hurt. I work in North East, Md. (mortgage office.)

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

10 10 2008
twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) I thought you said you had company coming for dinner? Did you get out of it? I’m just a little east of you in Louisburg.

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

McSame/Mitt signs are on order

10 10 2008
Stanley Krute

@Stacy

> other websites / blogs where you congregate ?

You might enjoy visiting the obama campaign’s website’s headquarters blog :

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Glad you liked the link. Helen is a fiesty one! I have to go check her site out often. It’s funny when she writes about her husband (Harold).

10 10 2008
mmboucher

Jack has been gone since last Wedsnesday, hope he hasn’t started drinking again since his wife died!

10 10 2008
kimbers Chop Meth Palin

FYI : McCain tried to say something ‘decent’ about Obama today at a rally here and was booed by his own supporters.

Add (at least) two more former supporters who were so appalled by what they saw today at his rally, they are now publically counted in the Obama column.

10 10 2008
mudslide pike

or who might be replacing a pit bull?

10 10 2008
Denise

Baron Von Butcher (09:33:33) :
While we wait, I need help with my Halloween costume. My wife is going as Sarah Palin. She is borrowing an AK-47 from a friend. What should be my costume? Let the ideas fly!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Go as a Corpse, dressed just like Senator McCain.

10 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Re Trig’s parentage as national security issue. I can report from personal experience that blackmail potential is a HUGE issue in granting and renewing security clearances. Disclosing information that might prove embarrassing (and thus fodder for blackmail) to the investigating body is definitely preferable to trying to hide it. In effect, it innoculates the one holding a clearance from blackmail on that particular issue.

I’m not taking a position of the veracity of the rumors, just reporting how the clearance system works. While SP might not have to make the information public, you can be sure that she would be asked and that it would be verified. Of course, that issue SHOULD have been disclosed and verified during a thorough vetting process. I would expect that samples have been taken once the rumors began. Whether the results would be made public is another matter. So long as the necessary people do know the truth, and DNA samples have been taken to verify, it’s not necessary that the entire world know.

10 10 2008
ttownlotta (or Tangle Jig Palin)

Paula of OKC, I am in Tulsa.

10 10 2008
chascates

from ADN’s blog:
3 p.m.: So here’s something to consider while we wait for the Legislative Council to vote — and yes, we’re still waiting:

The council needs eight votes to release the investigator’s report. Three members of the 13-member council aren’t here — Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. John Harris and Rep. John Coghill.

Unless they called in after the meeting started, that means they’re automatic “no votes.”

So what’s going on behind those doors? Do they have enough votes to make the report public?

Sen. John Cowdery isn’t here, but phoned in.

Also: Someone is handing out granola bars to reporters. Everyone had a caffiene crash about an hour ago, but they opened a door to a soda machine and we all bought Diet Dr. Peppers.

10 10 2008
Stacy

Hey Barb from Illinois – What a great find! I love it!

http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

10 10 2008
Grace RN NJ

what’s the latest-anything yet? 7:05 PM EST NJ

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

I wish Helen was my Grammie

10 10 2008
Paula

Denise (14:57:48) :

jj in OK, hey that number is impressive. My aunt lived in Muskogee. I remember floating down a river near there.

On another issue, is Coburn (?) from your state?
” . . . known for making pronouncements so outrageous . . . that at times he seemed like a cartoon of the fanatical right—calling for “the death penalty for abortionists”
If so, that Dem voting number is even more impressive.
—–
Yes Coburn is from Oklahoma and please accept my apology. So is Inhofe (the one that doesn’t believe in global warming) in fact, during the debate with Andrew Rice the other night, he said we are in cooling spell now, and God is still up there and everything is good.

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Crust Scramble – SouthGA,
If she gets sent back to where she comes from, then it’s a sad day for the kind mudflatters. My suggestion is to slingshot them off the coast to the Russian island — she’ll be closer to watch Putin rear his head!!!

——————
You’re right, Canadian Neighbor, but I betcha she’s goin’ to be too busy to bother those kind folks much. (wink)

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

Hey Denise with the pretty purple square.

10 10 2008
deb2012 "voting for that one"

sheesh (10:22:28) : contact the people at http://stopthesmears.com/

all others: have you seen this website? http://puckyoupalin.com/
They will be ready at the Flyers game tomorrow.

10 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein
10 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen (15:01:45) :

They’re running late, hubby’s in the shower and I turned the roast down to warm…I’ll keep checking in, though.

Dinner’s set for 8:00, but we’ll see. Thanks for checking up on me, and I haven’t even begun to drink yet!

10 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Wow. What a long thread! I have been off the Mudflats for almost two days due to a huge workload at work. Got it all done. Does the economy of the United States still exist in the final days of this eight year hell? Trying to relax for the weekend by checking in. Good to see so many new posters here.

Anyway, while everyone is waiting, how about some music? This is going out to all the Mudpuppies everywhere worldwide in the current roller coaster of crisis everywhere.

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

jj, my condolences. Well, maybe there will be some changes there soon in your Senatorial Sirs. We’ll all pray.

10 10 2008
Sandra

McCain after losing the support of many of the conservative print press, moderate republicans is realizing he & Sarah drove the “Hate Talk Express” over the line and is trying to put the racist genie they unleashed back in the bottle.

It is, of course, too late he has shown that he will do anything to get elected and if his mainstream support and poll number had gone up he would still be spewing his hate. Wonder if he is going to reel Sarah in or let her keep the hate mongering alive.

10 10 2008
Stacy

Bob G.

Hope I didn’t offend. I love where I live (and my son goes to school in NorthEast) I just don’t have a lot in common with most of the people here. Is there an Obama office in NorthEast? If not – Chesapeake City is pretty active now. Are you going to see Obama in Philly tomorrow????

10 10 2008
Denise

a moose, wolf, hen pecked husband( with a ball and chain), evangelical preacher, voodoo practioner, joe six pack…..the options are endless

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

Sandra, McCain is still trying to have it both ways. But Coleman in MN has been very negative to his Dem opponent and today pulled all neg campaign ads. So, it may be in response to polls showing the neg is backfiring. Given the disastrous economic environment, maybe people really are looking for change.

10 10 2008
soCalGal

Good comment from NYTimes blog.

“I get a cold chill every time I think of Cindy McCain’s drug habit and all the money she stole to support it. And all the people she threw under a bus to hide her lack of character.

I get a cold chill when I think of Cindy McCain seducing John McCain, or was it the other way around, thereby disrespecting his lawful marriage to a faithful woman who waited for him while he was a POW in Vietnam.

I get a cold chill when I think of John McCain voting against high-quality GI education benefits (as good as those offered when McCain was in the service) for our Iraq and Afghanistan enlistees. ”

But I get a kick out of Cindy’s suggestion that Barack Obama walk in her shoes–$600 stilettos. That is priceless.”

Reading every blog out there and waiting…and waiting…

10 10 2008
Nicki

I’ve been keeping tabs all day from my very red state of Kansas. Nothing like being on pins and needles all day!

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

Chris Matthews is fixing to talk Troopergate on MSNBC

10 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

From ADN
“The council needs eight votes to release the investigator’s report. Three members of the 14-member council aren’t here — Rep. Ralph Samuels, Rep. John Harris and Rep. John Coghill.

Unless they called in after the meeting started, that means they’re automatic “no votes.”

So what’s going on behind those doors? Do they have enough votes to make the report public?

Sen. John Cowdery isn’t here, but phoned in. ”

———-
JMO, I just can’t imagine not showing up as an elected official. Wouldn’t that be my job? As in, what I get paid to do? Isn’t showing up, regardless of my vote, an act of respect for my constituents? Bless their hearts, that’s just tacky.

10 10 2008
kimbers Chop Meth Palin

deb2012 “voting for that one”- that video on the puckyoupalin site is absolutely priceless!! LOL!

10 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

SNL – Debate 2

http://hometown-boy.blogspot.com/2008/10/latest-mccain-obama-and-hall-oates.html

I like the SNL Brokaw much more – the real one tends to look at you as though he already had your clothes off (dream on, buddy)😉

10 10 2008
stubens

the hillside is alive with the sound of boggin’ chainsaws and poppin’ beer cans. good thang this storm hit on a friday that’s got such painful-to-wait-for dadburn news.

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

kimbers Chop Meth Palin (15:03:54) :

FYI : McCain tried to say something ‘decent’ about Obama today at a rally here and was booed by his own supporters.

Add (at least) two more former supporters who were so appalled by what they saw today at his rally, they are now publically counted in the Obama column.

This will not turn out well for them. “Karma’s a b!tch with lipstick”

10 10 2008
Stacy

Hey Bob G from NorthEast-

After a quick look at your website – are you interested in some homemade pear preserves my mother and I just canned? They’re fabulous on a hot buttered biscuit! We have buckets of pears and are making preserves as fast as we can. Will also try to make a pear chutney and can this weekend.

10 10 2008
kem hussein that one

ONE of the things I love most about this site is the great wealth of information you all share. This is the ONLY place online where one can find this much clarity and sanity. Thanks AKM and you all that have helped keep me sane day in and day out since August 29th!

Here are some links that I haven’t seen on here yet. One sheds light on McC’s REAL connection to his good friend G. Liddy, who supports McC with donations. http://mediamatters.org/items/200810040004?f=h_top You can get mad reading this while waiting.

And about the terrible pain poor Cindy feels about troop funding–what about her husband’s record? http://mediamatters.org/items/200810090006?f=h_top
http://www.vetvoice.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1973

While we know they are not giving equal and FAIR coverage to Obama, here is more proof: http://mediamatters.org/items/200810100015?f=i_latest

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

Denise (15:12:19) :

a moose, wolf, hen pecked husband( with a ball and chain), evangelical preacher, voodoo practioner, joe six pack…..the options are endless
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Hey girl. Nice to see another excellently named mudflatter. I’d been thinking about adopting an appropriate middle name and I thank you for giving me a nudge.

10 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Mudflats’ spam filter is going beserk tonight😀 so many new people.

.http://hometown-boy.blogspot.com/2008/10/latest-mccain-obama-and-hall-oates.html.

This is SNL’s take on Presidential Debate #2.

10 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Remember patience, patience, patience!!!

10 10 2008
chascates

And from the ADN front page:
State scrambles to gather private e-mails

By LISA DEMER | ldemer@adn.com
The state is bustling to try to comply with a court order issued today that requires Gov. Sarah Palin and everyone else in the governor’s office to preserve all e-mails issued from private accounts that concern state business.

10 10 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

Here’s a thought while we wait.

McCain – Vote for McRage and you will have to sell your guns for food

Obama – Vote for Obama and you will be able to afford to keep them

10 10 2008
Shikago

I believe every state could go blue by Nov. Never in our history have the chances been so good. McKillhims numbers are going down everywhere.
…still waiting

10 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

OK. While we wait, I’ve been trying to think of what would go with the beginning of this joke. Everything I come up with is lame, so I’m throwing it out to all the mudpuppies, who are so good at this sort of thing.

A moose, a three legged wolf, and Todd Six Pack walk into a Wasilla bar. Todd orders beers for everyone–on him.

10 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Roll call–Lock Pepper here from Honolulu where it is just 1:25 pm and I’ve been reading this blog from work since 7:30 am (drum, drum).

I heard Mc Nasty backing off the Obama smears on CNN but you know, since it’s so obvious somebody told him HE’D BETTER, it kinda loses any sense of honor, INHO…

Where is that report, doggone it?

10 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

oops I meant IMHO–

10 10 2008
Stacy

Denise-

Love to hear someone say “fixing to”. Someone tried to brainwash me in graduate school to get rid of my “Southernisms” – but having left the South so many years ago – these are the things I cling to.

10 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

Well, it’s still a little early here in the Bay Area, but when I ran out to the store I picked up a Six-Pack(TM) of Alaskan Amber, and being as how I’m retired (or unemployed, if the stock market doesn’t ease up soon), I am having one in honor of Juneau (brewed and bottled), the legislators, and (being an equal-opportunity drinker) the idiots in the kangaroo suits.

Someone above commented that they need eight votes to release the document, and three voters are missing. Ow. It may take a while to reach an 8-3 decision.

Tap, tap, tap.

I may have to actually do something else.

Incidentally, I made a remark earlier about “if Obama had agreed to do town halls, McCain’s supporters wouldn’t be compelled to spew hate”, and from comments I infer that a couple of folks thought I was serious. It was sarcasm. McCain has become a disgusting parody of his once-kinda-honorable self. These last few days, both Palin and McCain have been been rabble-rousing to a degree that easily invites comparison with George Wallace or David Dukes.

So far, they haven’t specifically reinforced the crowd’s hate, so it’s too early for comparisons with Hitler, but Mussolini is coming into view.

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

kem hussein that one, I heard Cindy’s son was not in Iraq when Obama voted. But you gotta love the visual of Obama in pumps. Thank God there are no Mayor Guliano type photos. The Kenyan tribal dress was enough to stir ignorant ire.

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

i wonder just how many peeps have posted here today…and how many are lurking.
any guesses?

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Just had a thought…When the report is posted (I assume it will be) it will be 268 pages long. We should each take 25 pages to read and then give a written report to the class.

10 10 2008
Denise from Oregon

lots of Denise’s in the same boat….still waiting in Oregon

10 10 2008
DebWeb

Please forgive me this somewhat unrelated question but I would appreciate the facts.

My understanding is that Palin supports “abstinence only” sex education. Her daughter’s pregnancy aside, I read in “People Magazine” that Palin eloped and had her son about 8 months later. If her son wasn’t premature, doesn’t this beg the question as to why Palin is for “abstinence only?” Just wondering…

10 10 2008
"That One!" aka Dal

kimbers Chop Meth Palin,

I think it’s imperative that each one of us gets in touch with our respective leaders, especially Repug leaders & ask that McHaters’ foam-mouthing hateful supports be STOPPED–before someone is hurt.

10 10 2008
ttownlotta aka Tangle Jig Palin)

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

——*********——-

Thanks so much for the Joe Cocker connect, With a little help from my friends. If the economy, stock market, job losses, etc. keep going the direction they are, we will all need a little help from our friends.

10 10 2008
kimbers Chop Meth Palin

deb2012 this video on the puckyoupalin site is absolutely priceless!! LOL!

10 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Barb–that’s great! I’m in education and we call that “jigsawing!”

10 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

I’m thinking of going to the rally at Vernon Park – is anyone else going?

10 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Roll Call – Fort Worth, Texas
(Don’t blame me, I even voted in Republican primaries to vote against him as much as possible. Some of us tried to warn the nation)

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

Ok somebody divy up the pages so we are ready.

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

OOOhhh MSNBC asking if Palin really an energy expert..NO…and is Palin an actress Chris asked, is [she] just superficial….

“If report shows she is violated state law, may really hurt Palin” says Wash Post reporter because goes to her political credibility as a populist

10 10 2008
MJC

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/search/label/today%27s%20polls

I’ve been tracking the daily poll numbers on 538 for over a week now. (Obama #’s on the left)

(Sept) 329.3 / 208.7
(10/1) 336.0 / 202.
(10/3) 333.2 / 204.8
(10/5) 339.7 / 198.7
(10/6) 343.8 / 194.2
(10/7) 345.4 / 192.6
(10/8) 346.8 / 191.2
(10/9) 347.6 / 190.4
(10/10) 348.3 / 189.7

10 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

margo4it (14:28:36) :
Interesting article, but could it be that she’s scamming her insurance in some fashion. Special need children are expensive.

10 10 2008
kimbers Chop Meth Palin

Agreed “That One!” aka Dal.

Here’s a link to a site that lists all the contact info for the country. http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

10 10 2008
Stacy

BTW – If anyone else wants homemade pear preserves to put on a hot buttered biscuit (a requirement) just send me your address!

If you don’t know how to make biscuits ( a horrible thought) I’ll send you a recipe.

10 10 2008
"That One!" aka Dal

derDunkerRover, goo to hear that DFW is represented in this forum…I am in Arlington, TX

10 10 2008
Barb from Illinois

MJC who is watching the sign? Abuela25

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein
Yikes! Didn’t you mean Sarah “honey bucket” Palin?
How about Sarah “witchcraft-free since 2005” Pallin

10 10 2008
Cookie

Is there a chance the report WON’T be released?

10 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Let’sGetReal for “That One” (15:19:18) :

Remember patience, patience, patience!!!

———————–

Hi, I posted your site for poll volunteering last night.

Your turn.😉

10 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

Stacy (15:21:50) :

Is “fixing to” a Southernism? I grew up in Milwaukee, and picked it up from my mom, who grew up in a pop 500 town in northern WIsconsin. Never thought about it. It’s very useful, like “you all” (second person plural), so maybe it is. Wonder where she got it?

10 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMS,GA,AZ,CA

Stacy (15:21:50) :

Denise-

Love to hear someone say “fixing to”. Someone tried to brainwash me in graduate school to get rid of my “Southernisms” – but having left the South so many years ago – these are the things I cling to.
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Hey girl! Where ya from?

As to the accent, I was told by a Physics professor that I needed to lose the accent in order to be taken seriously in academia. I probably never went where he thought I ought, but the accent gets lots of comments. The ones to my face are positive. LOL

10 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

SC Strike Chipper Hussein (10:31:45) :
I know there was a lag from your post, I’ve been building a patio, partially to kill time ’till this afternoon, and some possible results.
To the point: Your question gives me a perfect opportunity to introduce you (plural) to the PhoenixNewTimes webpage. They’ve been keeping track of McKKKarpetbagger, since the beginning (as have I). The link goes to a page with Cindy’s family background…Jim Hensley (daddy) and the Phoenix mob.
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/haunted-by-spirits/6
While killing time there check out the on page link to the collection of articles about John Sidney McKKKarpetbagger.
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/mccain
At least in Arizona SOME of us have known about him for A LONG TIME.
What I can’t understand is how knowing all the stuff about him Arizonans do, THEY’RE still red. (I secretly seceeded years ago.)

10 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

hey you dfw’s…i have to tell my sissy in ft worth that she’s not alone in red country.

10 10 2008
kimbers Chop Meth Palin

Dagnabbit! I’m so in the spam folder…..!!!!!

I have replaced my Rolling Stone link with a link for contact info for all elected officials in the US.

Please everyone, hover your mouse over my name, click it and bookmark it for future reference.

10 10 2008
"That One!" aka Dal

TO: Lurker “That one” Hussein Palin

How about Sarah “witchcraft-free since 2005″ Pallin—> made me laugh hard, thanks for the humor, I really needed it!

10 10 2008
Wondering_Lake

The sun is breaking through the clouds right now over Anchorage. I think it’s a sign. Truth is winning.

For the rest of the world; check out webcams over scenic Anchorage.

10 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Stacy (15:18:17) :

Ooo, you have buckets of pears? My spouse prob. wishes we did. I would love to be able to make pear jam/preserves/butter/chutney/whatever. I make jams and such when we can get fruit. Thank goodness for some local stuff, as “imported” fruit can be so spendy. Just made red current-raspberry jam last night…currents from friends’ bushes, some raspberries from our yard, most from Costco!

And how wonderful that you live so close to Joe Biden. Our claim to fame is that we live a 5 minute walk from the OTHER VP candidate’s “vacation home”, as we like to call it, here in the Capital.

10 10 2008
sosad
10 10 2008
cheez

RE SHERIFF SCOTT of Lee County, FL. Send a note to Florida’s Gov. Charlie Crist!Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com

Here was mine, sent the day of Sherrif Scott’s “Barack Hussein Obama” nonsense. ( I sent it to Lee County commissioners and cc’d to Crist. I’ve since found that the Lee County commissioners have no authority over the Sheriff, only Gov. Crist does).

As someone who visits Southwest Florida twice per year, I’ve come to look forward to vacationing in the teriffic city of Fort Myers. Sadly, I will now need to find a new vacation spot for my family since I cannot support any county that employs a racist as a sheriff. Your Michael J. Scott did your county a huge disservice today at the Sarah Palin rally today, and he has shamed your people.

Such blatant racism is not what Florida or the United States is about. His comments made me shudder and made me question the ethics of law enforcers everywhere. As such, my hard-earned vacation dollars will no longer be spent in your county. Perhaps that’s for the best; I am half-Jewish and after today’s performance, I’d have to wonder how far and wide Sheriff Scott’s prejudices run.

I certainly hope that he is severely reprimanded. Perhaps I will reconsider my bi-annual trips to Fort Myers once a new Sheriff is elected.

Yours truly,

10 10 2008
Juneau Girl

Sheesh! 3:30 already and still no word. Fingers drumming getting sore from drumming. Been checking about every 15 minutes for a loonngg time. Guess I’ll drive on home and hope there’s word by the time I get there. THANK YOU to those who have been waiting outside the locked doors to give us the news and periodic updates!

10 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (15:22:22) :

i wonder just how many peeps have posted here today…and how many are lurking.
any guesses?

To put it in “Palin numbers” that would be 76 quatrizilamilaon

10 10 2008
RLS

A moose, a three legged wolf, and Todd Six Pack walk into a Wasilla bar. Todd orders beers for everyone–on him.

The moose says, well thanks Todd but I can’t drink now, I am in mourning. Sarah shot my brother yesterday.

The wolf says, well thanks Todd, but I need two paws to hold the beer. Sarah just paid $150 for my missing paw.

So Todd drinks all the beers, hops on his snowmachine and……

10 10 2008