Sarah, Hit the Dirt! It’s Safety Bear!

13 10 2008

Alaska State Troopers' "Safety Bear"

As everyone gets to sift through the 263-page Troopergate report released by the Legislative Council last week, little tidbits about the Palins are emerging. Here’s one I had to share.

MR. MONEGAN: Well, Trooper Wooten, on light duty, had signed up for an overtime detail to work at the state fair in the costume of Safety Bear. And it’s a — it’s a costume, much like a mascot kind of thing. He was going to be escorted around, walk the fair grounds, but mostly around the area of the trooper recruiting booth, and meeting kids, talking to them, that kind of stuff. And so he wouldn’t have been recognizable inside a costume. But obviously the governor’s office was aware that he was going to be there, and they were — they did not want Wooten to be there.

MR. BRANCHFLOWER: And did you learn from Kris Perry, or anyone for that matter, how they knew that —

MR. MONEGAN: No. I —

MR. BRANCHFLOWER: — Trooper Wooten was going to be there?

MR. MONEGAN: I figured they had spies, honestly.

Sarah! Run for your life! It’s Safety Bear!!!

Can you iMAGine what might have happened if Sarah and Todd Palin’s spies hadn’t gotten wind of the Safety Bear plot?

(Women scream, State Fair goers scatter knocking down children with cotton candy and giant turkey legs, the table of giant vegetables is overturned, chickens and rabbits released from their cages run between the legs of stampeding parents trying to whisk their young children to safety, young lovers are stranded on the ferris wheel while fair workers abandon their rides and flee for the hills in abject terror!)

Every once in a while, something in this whole mess is so utterly absurd it makes me actually laugh until I cry. Last time it was the “Witch Hunter” (mopping eyes)….now, Safety Bear.


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13 10 2008
Lori W.

me first! lol

13 10 2008
enoughAlready n nc AKA Soup Landmine Palin

Second,here…yippeee!!!

13 10 2008
lookingglass

When I read that I laughed so hard water came out my nose.

It still hurts.

13 10 2008
Sharon Hussein/CA

You probably heard this on the previous thread …….. but worth repeating ……

Rachel just ended her show calling SHWNBN a liar – about 10 times. You go girl!

13 10 2008
enoughAlready n nc AKA Soup Landmine Palin

I just noticed that Mudflats is now in 3rd place on the Blogger’s Choice Awards! Congratulations!!!

Rachel Maddow just called Palin a liar…

13 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Yea, that’s funny!

13 10 2008
Shikago

Thank you Rachel Maddow!

13 10 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange Palin

This for real? Honest??? Tooo much!!!

btw, Rachel M. just used the “L” word in reference to Madam Sarah…you go girl!!!

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Housegate and troopergate on mnsbc countdown with Keith Oberman right now.

13 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

when one’s pants are on fire, one should discontinue to fan the flames…. stop drop and roll!!!

13 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Does MSNBC stream Rachel?

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

“HOUSEGATE” IS NATIONAL

13 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

Off topic Florida news but —
Say it isn’t so Tim Mahoney. This Repub turned Dem took Mark Foley’s place as Rep and has been a huge disappointment ever since. He backed Hillary big time and never endorsed Obama. Doesn’t identify himself as a Dem in is reelection ads. Now he’s in trouble for paying off a former employee/mistress.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/10/mahoney-foley.html

This is a blog about it.

13 10 2008
JT

Hi…just turned on Countdown…seems they are onto the story that Palin’s house may have been built by those who built the sports center.

13 10 2008
Vise Peeper Palin AKA That One

That is so funny I can’t quit smiling.

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Reminds me of when the tide turned on McCarthy

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Obviously she’s decided that Wooten is one of the evil python spirits that needs to be exorcised by Muthee. Unless of course, she thinks “Safety Bear” is the evil sprit. Another point to consider maybe she has a thing against safety in general, given Todd and his family’s driving record and her attitudes toward safe sex.

This report means “Safety Bear” is an added Halloween costume alternative.

ROFL! Safety Bear better not make any travel plans to Kenya or he’s one dead bear! Wouldn’t that be a great ‘couples’ Halloween theme? Palin and Safety Bear! 😀 AKM

13 10 2008
enoughAlready n nc AKA Soup Landmine Palin

Mudflats and Safety Bear, YOU ROCK!!!

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

I am proud to be a Pennsylvanian, especially since the Philly fans booed Palin.

13 10 2008
Vise Peeper Palin AKA That One

This is a story about the idiot that started rumor about Obama being Muslim.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/us/politics/13martin.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

McCain has been spending a fortune in Pittsburgh on poorly made and purely evil ads. Heard he wants to turn PA blue. This is not going to happen. Let him waste his cash here while Obama sweeps the counrty.

13 10 2008
enoughAlready n nc AKA Soup Landmine Palin

Perfect opportunity in the economic crisis…someone, QUICK! Make and sell SAFETY BEAR COSTUMES for HALLOWEEN!!

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Perhaps she found Safety Bear to be “polarizing” (I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help myself)

13 10 2008
TheraP

When she’s arrived at the point where reality itself is funny, such as this incident or the fact that Tina Fey at times did no more than repeat her very words, well…. her reputation is done for! I repeat: Done for!

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Anyone know if either campaign is going to be in Western PA soon?

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

COUNTDOWN #5 McSliming on Oberman right now

13 10 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

MUDFLATS is the sh^t!!!!!!!! (As the kids would say)

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Obviously waaaaaaaay too much time on my hands, but taking the Bimbo’s name of Sarah Palin (and spelling ‘happens’ phonetically) one can make out of the letters in her name

LIAR HAPANS

13 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

It’s getting to the point where “you just can’t make this stuff up” hardly has any impact anymore.

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

I always find it interesting that one of KO’s sponsors is BP, yet he is still able to hit the nail on the head where M/P are concerned. Go KO, Go

I loved the, “My God is bigger then your God” bit….ya just got to be so careful what you pray for these days. The Good God might be watching.

13 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

ut oh… can this be?? Todd Palin’s employer, BP, is a sponsor of Countdown? And the ad goes on about getting all the oil in North America…

13 10 2008
ira2

Heh… I feel so terribly unkind, but it’s just so ENJOYABLE to watch someone like Palin get taken down notch by notch… by notch… by notch… LOVELY!!!!!

13 10 2008
enoughAlready n nc AKA Soup Landmine Palin

Let’s TRICK her and feed her a bunch of lies …then SHE would respond by saying the opposite….the RESULT? SHE would tell the TRUTH for ONCE!! 🙂

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

Wow. Just wow.

Has anyone else noticed that folks who say they are undecided behave as though their vote will decide the entire election? Or am I just overtired and emotionally spent?

13 10 2008
Snoskred

Over on The Mudflats forums, we have the Events and Meets forum, where we post upcoming candidate events.

http://www.themudflats.net/forum/index.php/board,23.0.html

Check it out😉 Blue Bell, Scranton and Downington in PA have events scheduled over the next few days, all for the McCain Campaign. I try to keep the events updated daily.

Thanks Snoskred! If any Mudflatters go to these events, be sure to take pictures and send reports! AKM

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Sarah and Todd had too much time on their hands. Must have been too little to do in Alaskan government for Co-Governors.

13 10 2008
shilo442

AKM, . (off subject)
Does this seem bad or good about the E-mails?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/10/11/palin_must_save_her_yahoo_e-ma.html

Sounds good to me. I’m sure there’s lots to find in there! AKM

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

Snoskred – you so totally rock! Thanks for everything you do for us!

I checked out the Live Chat Room in the Forum – it is so cool! Thanks for making it happen for us!

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Dear McCain/Palin:

Here is your sign. It is over.

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Here’s one, sorry I don’t have the link…that came out over the weekend:

The camera closes in on Sarah Palin speaking to young missionaries, vowing from the pulpit to do her part to implement God’s will from the governor’s office.

What she didn’t tell worshippers gathered at the Wasilla Assembly of God church in her hometown was that her appearance that day came courtesy of Alaskan taxpayers, who picked up the $639.50 tab for her airplane tickets and per diem fees.

AP: Sarah Palin Charged Taxpayers $13k to Attend Her Church
by turneresq
Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 09:07:01 AM PDT
And yet another shoe drops. On the heels of the troopergate investigation finding she abused her power, we have a report showing she bilked the taxpayers for attending her church.

turneresq’s diary :: ::
An Associated Press review of the Republican vice presidential candidate’s record as mayor and governor reveals her use of elected office to promote religious causes, sometimes at taxpayer expense and in ways that blur the line between church and state.

Since she took state office in late 2006, the governor and her family have spent more than $13,000 in taxpayer funds to attend at least 10 religious events and meetings with Christian pastors, including Franklin Graham, the son of evangelical preacher Billy Graham, records show.

Airplane and per diem fees: $639.50
Trampling the first amendemnt: Priceless

Ooopps! must be another “Gotcha” moment😀

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh (18:08:29) :

I am proud to be a Pennsylvanian, especially since the Philly fans booed Palin.

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I love the way Countdown reported it: “at an anti-Palin rally a hockey game broke out”😀

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Kind of OT, but has anyone noticed, SP must not be dragging her tanning bed around? Or maybe JM told her to cool it b/c she was “too dark”….anyway, since she isn’t tanning, there are ugly freckles all over her wrinkly neck! Poor people with Hi Def!😀

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Yes Aussie, Are you watching Oberman in The US or down under?

13 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

Personally, I think Safety Bear is kind of cute…
a bit on the feminine side, actually

13 10 2008
Lulu

shilo442 wrote: “AKM, . (off subject)
Does this seem bad or good about the E-mails?
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/10/11/palin_must_save_her_yahoo_e-ma.html

I’d love to know about this, too, please, AKM. It seems to me to be “good” if you believe, as I do, that Ms. Palin should be held accountable for her myriad transgressions in governance.

Another case brewing, and e-mail evidence is preserved….

13 10 2008
Ted from Lewes DE

Question for Alaskans: will her level of popularity stay at 80% ?

What, if any action, can Alaskan citizens take against her when she returns to role of Governor?

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

“Palin approval rating drops in Alaska
68 PERCENT: Latest poll shows percentage drop from the 80s.”

http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/542179.html

13 10 2008
Lulu

Ted from Lewes DE (18:39:10) wrote :
Question for Alaskans: will her level of popularity stay at 80% ?

What, if any action, can Alaskan citizens take against her when she returns to role of Governor?

I’m not an Alaskan, but I can tell you that in answer to question #1, her popularity has fallen. It is in the 60% range now and lowering….I’m sure someone on here can give you a link with the official new poll numbers.

13 10 2008
formereaglerivergal

I’ve been reading Mudflats since early Sept. I lived in Ak from 1975 until 2003 and have been lurking on this site watching responses to Palin’s nomination. (along with all the other AK dirt) You are the best and first on all of the latest in Alaska. I only hope that the rest of the United States doesn’t think we are all as dumb and clueless as Sarah.

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh (18:36:19) :

Yes Aussie, Are you watching Oberman in The US or down under?

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I’m watching online in Australia, waiting for Rachel Maddow to finish screening and be released. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say, I love her to bits – Keith too. It’s funny how everyone seems to have a man-crush or a girl-crush on either/both of them, isn’t it …….. ?😀

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

And that was on October 1st…..lots has happened since then.

13 10 2008
ira2

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (18:30:42) :
I love the way Countdown reported it: “at an anti-Palin rally a hockey game broke out”😀

Hehehe… Good one!

13 10 2008
LibertyLover

OOH… House-gate made it on to Keith Olbermann’s show.

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

One of my highschool friends sent me this link today.
http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-2008-Election-by-Sally-Liuzzo-Prado-081011-815.html.
At first I didn’t think much about it, but then just before I deleted it I thought, “oh, I might as well see who Sally Liuzzo Prado is, so I read a little further: “Penny Herrington, eldest daughter of Viola Gregg Liuzzo, one of a handful, and the only women who was a civil rights worker murdered by the KKK and a paid FBI informant in 1965. Her mother was participating in the historic Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and was ambushed by the Klan and shot in the head. She shared this artice wih me that her sister had written -” You might want to read it to, it’s not real long but says a whole lot.

13 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

@ Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Rachel Maddow beat Larry king last week in the ratings. She is great and getting better all of the time.

I love Keith, but he gets carried away and misses the facts once in a while.

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Perhaps she found Safety Bear to be “polarizing” (I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help myself)
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Vlad, that was too cute. Thank you!!!!

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

“I only hope that the rest of the United States doesn’t think we are all as dumb and clueless as Sarah.”

Nope, I am embarrassed by the idiots in Bethlehem PA

and the guy with the stuffed monkey, also in PA

Our villages also have a few idiots.

13 10 2008
Regi

Everyone is attacking Wooten. I don’t know about Alaska, but most communities aren’t known for their uber intellectual, high brow police force. I highly doubt Wooten is much worse than a lot of the local police.

13 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

KO should do a poll of who is worse… Arnie Conrad or Sarah Palin.

Send your vote in … now.

13 10 2008
divatalk Hussein

Hey everybody, I’ve been canvassing in VA with my son this weekend. Seems I’m away from the site for a short while and all kinds of things are going on.

That is the cutest bear and honestly, this thing is really crazy. This does seem like a “Bad Disney Movie” to quote Matt Damon. It seems you could only make this stuff up!

I am so sorry Alaska, but you’ve got to take her back!

13 10 2008
drew from little ol texas

ya, but a wolf pup could possibly escape in all the confusion !!

Then there would be hell to pay !!

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

PS–I find Safety Bear quite sexy–those droopy eyes that just wanna WINK atcha, by golly. Things that make you go mmmmmmmmmmm.

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Sorry Aussie, not much chance for you with Rachel if you are male. Not a probable match. I know what you mean though. I also think she is great.

13 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

@ Regi

Wooten was good enough at one point to marry SP’s sister.

13 10 2008
ira2

So… without the chance to watch online videos or TV interviews, I gotta ask those of you who can and did: does Levi really love his gal, or will the fact that the proposed in-laws (along with the advertised lifestyle) are going down the drain make a difference in his decision to marry Bristol after all? I mean, just being teenage parents is one hell of a load, and if you add the Palin Effect (right there, too, IN their lives and marriage, what with them being such a close family and all), it might turn out to be too much?

13 10 2008
divatalk Hussein

Speaking of canvassing, if you haven done it, you’ve go to do it. I’ve never campaigned for anyone before and this is the 2nd time I’ve gone out except this time my 17 year went with me. We rode with some really great people in an area of VA I’d never been.

I was a great experience for him and he said he would like to do it again before the election. So as we embark up this historic election, I can say I was able to share this with him. That was worth every bit of my aching feet, legs and back with all that walking in rural VA.

13 10 2008
DrChill

Its not a ‘Safety Bear’ costume, its a Trooper Wooten costume !

I had to straighten that out for yall.

; )

13 10 2008
ira2

antsy aka CommaLibertyP (18:52:22) :

@ Regi

Wooten was good enough at one point to marry SP’s sister.

AND to get a glowing letter of recommendation from Sarah herself, mind you! I can’t remember in which thread it was posted, but there’s a quote of said letter and Sarah couldn’t praise Wooten enough in it.

13 10 2008
divatalk Hussein

Wooo, I see miss thang has been quite busy, with thowing hockey pucks, gettin boo’d, and abusing power, while lying on in one weekend.
\
All that back peddling has got to take a lot out of a person!

13 10 2008
obamamama

I just saw the article about the sign watch on CNN! It made front page news. I remember when that first happened a few weeks ago! And thanks to this blog and all its viewers our tech kid was interview by CNN. We can do it!

Thanks AKM

I stopped over there this evening. Signwatch is alive and well, with many new lawn trinkets! AKM

13 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

I was so surprised that they didn’t offer support for these kids to stay in school. Why is Levi off getting a job — especially since they don’t intend to get married until next year. It is not like the Palins can’t afford to help them out until they get school out of the way.

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

DrChill (18:55:06) :

Its not a ‘Safety Bear’ costume, its a Trooper Wooten costume !

I had to straighten that out for yall.
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ROTFLMAO

13 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

antsy aka CommaLibertyP (18:58:06) :

I was so surprised that they didn’t offer support for these kids to stay in school. Why is Levi off getting a job — especially since they don’t intend to get married until next year. It is not like the Palins can’t afford to help them out until they get school out of the way.

I think they are getting married in December, or the baby is due in December.

13 10 2008
Vickie

This may the funniest thing I’ve read in days!!!!! This must be on SNL or something…it’s too good to pass up!

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh (18:52:08) :

Sorry Aussie, not much chance for you with Rachel if you are male. Not a probable match. I know what you mean though. I also think she is great.

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I’m not a man but if I didn’t care for men I would definitely care for Rachel😉 – and I think she would be a great role model for girls of any persuasion.

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

Yippeee! Rachel is on in Anchorage!

13 10 2008
Lulu

divatalk wrote: “Speaking of canvassing, if you haven done it, you’ve go to do it. I’ve never campaigned for anyone before and this is the 2nd time I’ve gone out except this time my 17 year went with me. We rode with some really great people in an area of VA I’d never been. I was a great experience for him and he said he would like to do it again before the election. So as we embark up this historic election, I can say I was able to share this with him. That was worth every bit of my aching feet, legs and back with all that walking in rural VA.”

Thank you for doing that for the Obama campaign! I did it in September in eastern PA (which is not the state I live in) and I know I will never forget it. I was sore the next day for sure, and I think we only walked five miles! (Sigh)

13 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

I sent a friend from NC the post about Coach Dean Smith of Chapel Hill, from the last thread. My friend said,
“Good ol’ Dean. He was THE coach when I was growing up back there. Bless ‘im.
Thanks. And take a look at this one. GREAT. Some really great thoughts in this piece…”

[…http://www.truthout.org/101308J

“The Moment” – a breathtaking -searing- essay by John Cory…

“At that moment, did you see your reflection in the mirror of her eyes? A reflection, not of a maverick, but a pariah? Did you see the decades of American scar tissue?…”

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

AKM Write:

“(Women scream, State Fair goers scatter knocking down children with cotton candy and giant turkey legs, the table of giant vegetables is overturned, chickens and rabbits released from their cages run between the legs of stampeding parents trying to whisk their young children to safety, young lovers are stranded on the ferris wheel while fair workers abandon their rides and flee for the hills in abject terror!)

Every once in a while, something in this whole mess is so utterly absurd it makes me actually laugh until I cry. Last time it was the “Witch Hunter” (mopping eyes)….now, Safety Bear.”
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Maybe Scara and The Todd thought Safety Bear would be something like this?

OK, now I have a mental image of a 50 foot tall fire-spewing Safety Bear! ROFL! AKM

13 10 2008
rpa

Rachel is a breath of fresh air!

13 10 2008
DeMo

Let’sGetReal for “That One” (19:00:27) said:

I think they are getting married in December, or the baby is due in December.
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There was an article on another thread that said baby due in December. Wedding during the summer. Maybe if the baby is advanced, (s)he could crawl down the aisle, as G-d intended.

13 10 2008
LA

Geeze Louise..it just keeps worse and worse…or maybe I should say better and better…OMG.
Thank you AKM for getting all this info out to us.
Rats, I wanted to be a moose for Halloween ..now I want to be Safety Bear….:)

13 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

Todd Palin Is the Dick Cheney of Dumbasses — Chris Kelly on HuffPost

The difference between Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney is Sarah Palin didn’t flunk out of college. Dick Cheney did, so he has an excuse when he can’t understand the difference between illegal and unethical. Sarah Palin should know better.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/todd-palin-is-the-dick-ch_b_134208.html

I just had to post this — the headline is priceless.

13 10 2008
DrChill

ira2 (18:57:10) :
Praise for Trooper Wooten –
Just google it.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/09/26/1454324.aspx

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

ira2 (18:57:10) :

The interesting thing about that recommendation is that she praises him for “calmness and kindness toward many young kids” and says “Mike consistently remains a fine role model for my own children, and other young people in Wasilla.” This sounds just like the sort of person you’d want to have as safety bear.

The letter is a pdf file at [http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site163/
2008/0721/20080721_111415_PalinLetterofRecomend.pdf]

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@DeMo (19:14:29) :

Maybe if the baby is advanced, (s)he could crawl down the aisle, as G-d intended.
😀

13 10 2008
THWv

Not to steal the thread but is this true? Jeffrey Feldman at Huff Po: McCain Volunteers Taught to Accuse Obama of Terrorism

According to Time, McCain campaign staffers in Virginia are teaching volunteers to see Barack Obama as having terrorist ‘friends,’ and then providing these volunteers with arguments for persuading voters that Sen. Obama, like Osama Bin Laden, shares responsibility for bombings of the Pentagon.

The report from inside the McCain campaign brings to light an alarming fact: while McCain tells his supporters publicly to refrain from violent rhetoric, he continues to teach his volunteers rhetoric designed to elicit violent responses.

In the article, Time’s Karen Tumulty recounts her visit to a campaign training session in Gainesville, VA, a strategic center for the McCain ground game in Prince William County. What Tumulty describes is a training session hosted by by Virginia’s state GOP Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick in which volunteers were being trained to see Barack Obama as a terrorist.
There is more to read.
I picked it up here: http://faithfulprogressive.blogspot.com/
We have to stop this NOW!

13 10 2008
Regi

Let’sGetReal for “That One” (19:00:27) :

antsy aka CommaLibertyP (18:58:06) :

I was so surprised that they didn’t offer support for these kids to stay in school. Why is Levi off getting a job — especially since they don’t intend to get married until next year. It is not like the Palins can’t afford to help them out until they get school out of the way.

I think they are getting married in December, or the baby is due in December.

I was stunned he’s dropping out ! But I guess they’re gearing up for running him for President in 10 years or so and the way we’re going they don’t want him to risk being overqualified. Has everyone seen this?

Todd didn’t finish high school either. It’s obviously not a high priority in the Palin household. AKM

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Please take her back to Wasilla. If she stays in the lower 48
we can not guarantee her safety. (not that she will be safe
in Alaska). I seen this interview on Countdown, Richard Lewis
was speaking, he told Keith that he thought Wasilla
was a yeast infection or something like that. (his words
not mine)

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Richard Lewis said on Countdown that he thought Wasilla
was some kind of yeast infection.

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Regi (19:26:55) :

Has everyone seen this?


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“Ideocracy” is a great movie. I loved it!

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

OOPS! Did not mean to double post.

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

wasilla is a yeast infection….I’m losing it over here….

13 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Heh. Colbert Report is on…he said, “My friend Kathleen Parker wants Palin dropped from the ticket…someone is going to be hunted from a helicopter!”

13 10 2008
Digital Dame

Good thing Safety Bear wasn’t a “Safety Moose”.. she probably would have shot it.

13 10 2008
Regi

What’s really pissing me off is their attitude toward excellent new venues like Meet the Press and Face the Nation. So basically their attitude is “if you don’t watch Fox News, get your own president”. It’s disgusting and I cannot freaking believe Bush/Cheney or any of them are proud they started this crap back in 2000. But we’re supposed to feel bad if we trash Palin for being an opportunistic idiot and a terrible mother? Or McCain for proving war hero is not necessairly synonymous with decency or good character? Yea, freaking dream on.

13 10 2008
Lana, KY

Funny article about Sarah’s winking in the Los Angeles Times today

SARAH PALIN STIRS UP CONTROVERSY IN THE WINK OF AN EYE

“But it was the wink that ricocheted like a bullet across America, leaving some voters smitten, some confused and others nauseated.
A honking sound from her armpit might have generated less buzz. That would have been just weird. The wink is ambiguous, one of those rich, laden, intriguing signals of unspoken human messaging that is difficult to decipher but impossible to ignore.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-et-wink14-2008oct14,0,5440834.story

13 10 2008
mhrt oregon

it would not surprise me at this point that mccain and obamba both have people on this site …..lurking……it seems like one day it is here and the nex day it is on MSM

13 10 2008
Charlie

Wooten the bad cop?

Hmmm, let’s see: he tasered his stepson at the lowest possible setting, at the kid’s request. The lowest setting is akin to being shocked by an electric fence. I grew up in the country, and everyone gets shocked by electric fences. It’s not a big deal. The kid in question wanted Wooten to tase him again.

Yes, he was stupid to do it. But a firing offense?

IF he threatened Palin’s father, that was stupid too. But everything says stupid things, especially in the middle of a bad divorce. The key is, did he actually do anything? No.

Killing the moose? His wife, who actually held the permit, was standing right next to him, decided she didn’t want to, and gave him the shot. Sounds pretty much like a technicality to me. Plus, Sarah’s father butchered the animal and the Palins heartily partook of the meat, knowing the Wooten has shot it without holding the permit. Didn’t even report it for a couple of years, until the divorce came along.

Had a beer on duty in his patrol car. Was disciplined for this.

What am I missing here? This does not sound like a depraved person unworthy of being a cop. He made a couple bad calls, and paid a price. I think the police are better judges of whether he’s a good cop, not Sarah and Todd Palin. What’s absolutely clear here is that the Palins pursued a vendetta against, and were obsessed with him, probably because they didn’t like the way he treated Sarah’s little sister. My guess: when she became governor, she thought she had the power to do whatever she wanted. Wrong. We are a country of laws, not men.

13 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod

Sorry. This is way off topic.

I had intended to bookmark the blog someone mentioned several threads ago, written in quite colorful language by a very fiesty old gal. I think it was called Margaret and Helen or something like that. The front page showed a couple of old gals on their scooters on the deck of a cruise ship (I think). Does this ring a bell with anyone? and if so, can you help me find the link? Thanks a ton!!

hose Hussein hotrod

13 10 2008
Regi

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin (19:30:26) :

Regi (19:26:55) :

Has everyone seen this?


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“Ideocracy” is a great movie. I loved it!

The movie was good, but just couldn’t live up to that intro ! And how freaking prescient and true it is, I might get to raise ANOTHER child with a President who mocks higher education, intellect and pride in speaking skills. Only a girl child this time, who’ll demand upsweeps, heavy lipstick, short skirts and f**k me boots while lusting after the HS jock/idiot.

13 10 2008
Lulu

Off Topic – In case you missed Rachel Maddow’s brilliant “en garde” exchange with David Frum on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/13/21504/168/813/629745

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin (19:30:26) :
Regi (19:26:55) :

Guys, there’s a certain level of humor to it, but it’s still eugenics propaganda. Just visualize the poor family as being black ala Richard Herrenstein and company. This sort of thinking really has no place in our discussion of where we want society to go/

13 10 2008
Regi

Charlie (19:36:48) :

Wooten the bad cop?

Hmmm, let’s see: he tasered his stepson at the lowest possible setting, at the kid’s request. The lowest setting is akin to being shocked by an electric fence. I grew up in the country, and everyone gets shocked by electric fences. It’s not a big deal. The kid in question wanted Wooten to tase him again.

When we got our dog’s electric collar, please don’t berate me, yes I would use it on a child that behaved like my dog does, the first thing my nine year and his friend did was shock the heck of themselves.

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Doing some research on “Babygate” and guess what popped up?
https://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/off-to-the-land-of-palin/
For anyone interested…might want to revisit “off to the land of Palin”
Maybe this is what “used to post was talking about?”

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

I hear there is a drug resistant strain of Wasilla sweeping the lower 48. It can cause bouts of nausea and vomiting.

13 10 2008
Reality Check

I never thought I would say this, ever.

I am actually starting to feel a little sorry for Sarah Palin. She looks, and obviously is, completely out of her league in this campaign. This is not the PTA Sarah. Your political life is over, done, stick a fork in it.

McCain showed extremely poor judgment in selecting her, and he should pay the price for it. There is no way in hell that she should be one heartbeat away from the presidency, no way in hell.

13 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Palin in Pennsylvania “A vote for Barack Obama would give the ultimate power over the issue of life to a politician who has never once done anything to protect the unborn.”

“Ultimate power” ???? Is that what she’s after???

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh (19:41:39) :

While drugs mightn’t help with Wasilla, a number of people found that alcohol worked during the debate

13 10 2008
Bea

THWv (19:25:33) :

Not to steal the thread but is this true?
______

Yes, sadly it IS true. And McCain refused to say that there was anything wrong with it.

But Virgina is going BLUE anyway!

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Reality Check, I suggest you try to extend to Palin at least the same level of compassion and empthy she extends to others.

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Hey.. I’m in VA.. and i’ve always wanted to be blue..!

I took a shortcut home tonight to hit the grocery store and went thru a neighborhood of old 40-50’s era homes and god, there were so many McPalin signs, i wanted to hurl..

The old people still love the old piece of crap..

Even my ex is a koolaid person.. Fortunately, my kids got my intellect.. hahaha.. and they’re both voting OBAMA!! Like their daddy..!🙂

Love ya Laura and David!!

Daddy🙂

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Best cure for a bout of Wasilla is lots of sunshine and avoiding the darkness.

13 10 2008
LA

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (19:45:05) :

Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh (19:41:39) :

While drugs mightn’t help with Wasilla, a number of people found that alcohol worked during the debate
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Not to mention the daily Pepto and TUMS when having to listen to her.

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Alaska, you should make your governor produce the records of what it cost to build her house. Anyone who builds a house keeps those records because it establishes their tax basis if they later sell.

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Lulu (19:39:19) :
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If David Frum ain’t gay then Rachel don’t lyke women,
and I think we all know that ain’t true.

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

troopergate top 10 on letterman

13 10 2008
Jim, aka Pitt Bull Hockey P.

hose Hussein hotrod:

{http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/}

13 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

I just watched the Rachel/Frum fracas (I love Rachel), and I am extremely frustrated with this idea of false equivalence or balance. I am so glad Rachel pointed it out in her eloquent way–her show is sarcastic, yes, but it’s intelligent. Fox News, on the other hand, is pure crap. Facts are optional–indeed, they are not welcomed. There is no comparison between the two–none.

Frum’s comments about the danger of an all-Demorcratic government would be screamingly hysterical if it weren’t glaringly hypocritical. The Dems are going to ruin the country? How? How can it get much worse than it is now? Now Frum is talking about bipartisanship? Now he wants the liberals to come together and work with him? Well, we will because that’s what we do, but don’t tell us we don’t have a right to be mad or snarky or funny!

As for the level of discourse on this blog, I find it a refreshing blend of deep rumination and snappy, sassy commentary. I am an avowed elitist liberal intellectual, and I appreciate this blog (and AKM) from the bottom of my heart.

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

Some of those contactors building Sarah’s mansion must have had laborers on site that have truths to tell.

13 10 2008
ds55

Was this already posted?
Video of McCain at Feb. 20, 2006 rally praising ACORN.
http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/a_lifetime_ago_sen_john.php

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

10.. Spent thousands of dollars pimping her dog sled
9.. Terminated her hairstylsit after recieving a bad beehive
8.. Palin claims she hasnt seen this kind of misuse of justice since the supreme court case of … umm.. lemme think of one here.
7.. In her adult life, has never gone more than 10 minutes without saying You Betcha.
6.. No number 6.. Writer looking for his hairbrush
5..Reports conclusion: Hey at least she didn’t shoot a guy like cheney
4.. Spent 8 weeks in rehab for addiction to lip gloss
3.. When asked to respond to the charges said ‘instead of answering your question, i m going to talk about energy
2.. The report is printed in extra large type so McCain can read it.
1.. Palins Excuse… It wasn’t me, it was tina fey..🙂

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Marty Hussein That One Voter – Get the HouseGater
==========================================
Missed the top ten. Seen Sarah Silverman though. I would e—–
(never mind). Gotta admit that she is HOT!

13 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Wasilla is actually—a strip mall of box stores.

13 10 2008
DeMo

Lulu (19:39:19) said:

Off Topic – In case you missed Rachel Maddow’s brilliant “en garde” exchange with David Frum on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/13/21504/168/813/629745
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I was especially complimented when Mr. Frum said that (Americans) “are signing up for something quite blind.” Oh, enlighten me, Mr. Frum. Apparently, voting for Obama means that I don’t understand the issues of the day. IF I understood them, according to your standards, of course, then I would realize America is going off course.

Bravo to Rachel. Never lost her cool. Can’t say the same for me. Being a borough away, I’d like to give him a Bronx Cheer. Being in Manhattan, where the liberal elite live, breathe and breed, flipping the bird would work just as well.

What a pompous, bombastic blowhard.

13 10 2008
Lulu

asianHusseingrrl”thatone”MN (20:04:21) wrote: “As for the level of discourse on this blog, I find it a refreshing blend of deep rumination and snappy, sassy commentary. I am an avowed elitist liberal intellectual, and I appreciate this blog (and AKM) from the bottom of my heart.”

I agree with you, AHG”TO”MN. As someone who has been here since 8/29/08, I enjoy the mix on this blog. While I do think there were a few more Wasillans (or people near Wasilla) at first on here, the migration/flood of posters surely changed after the initial shock of the Palin nomination wore off, and we realized she was actually going to stay on the GOP ticket. I stayed away for awhile myself. The variation in voice is important; we share a big umbrella which AKM has built.

13 10 2008
JT

Initially a lot of the far right Republicans embraced Palin, and I got the feeling many would love to toss McCain aside, and put her as the front runner.

I think we’ve discussed here how many Republicans were thinking of her for 2012, and figured if McCain lost, Palin would be their girl for the next go around.

I suspect that may be more difficult now, as more and more Republicans are seeing her as toxic.

I wonder if her career could really be over. She may end up cursing McCain.

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Marty, Perhaps I posted too soon. Thanks for the top ten.
Still think SS is HOT!

13 10 2008
Nancy

Just watched FOX News for a change of pace and saw them comparing Sarah to Michelle Obama in terms of stress management. What’s that all about? ARe they going to compare Todd to Joe Biden any time soon?

I’m so glad I found you all and now get MSNBC so I can watch KO

13 10 2008
Political Amazon

I read that bit about Safety Bear and I thought, “Oh PruNELLA, we are talking major vendetta paranoia here.” Safety Bear? They are threatened by a trooper volunteering to be Safety Bear?

Some of the best bits of the report are the dead-pan comments by people interviewed.

I actually put down a really good fiction book I was reading to read the Palin report, because it was SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING.

LOL, it dont’ get no better than this.

This is my idea: The next rally against Palin, attendees should make signs with just quotes from the report. Really, I can’t think of anything that would make the Palins cringe more, and make Alaskans take notice, than to simply put quotes from the report–short and sweet- on signs.

Thanks again, Mudflat. As my daughter would say, you’re “the bomb.”

13 10 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

Evening All ~~

You have been busy today — I am a thread & a half behind
(Better than being couple cans short of a six-pack tho)

I love Safety Bear —
all I kept thinking was “make a way – make a way” wonder if Muthee “laid hands on Wooten” and gave him the “power” to get rid of the (b)witch

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (19:39:21) :

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin (19:30:26) :
Regi (19:26:55) :

Guys, there’s a certain level of humor to it, but it’s still eugenics propaganda. Just visualize the poor family as being black ala Richard Herrenstein and company. This sort of thinking really has no place in our discussion of where we want society to go/
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But the family was white! And I took the film literally! Hummm. Maybe I AM becoming a fundamentalist in film these days without realizing it! Yikes! But I fully understand your point. Your point is precisely why the studio execs sent it direct to DVD. It was in the theaters for about 48 hours with VERY limited distribution. It has become a cult classic already by word of mouth alone.

But I am a guy that believes that “in film NOTHING is sacred. Absolutely nothing!” I believe it is better to error on the side of bad taste and let the audience figure it out for themselves. I say if you can get somebody to give you $20-$50 million to make a medium range feature film, by all means go for it and see what happens.

I thought the approach in “Idiocracy” was fair game because EVERY RACE in our current amazingly dumbed down society has been equally idiotized as the film depicted quite evenly. Everyone.

But maybe our own George A. Romero here in Pittsburgh is actually much more profound in HIS straight forward take that EVERYONE (no discrimination AT ALL WHATSOEVER-EVERYONE!) on this planet is just maybe spiritually dead and not just dumb! I think this is even more artistic!

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NMcHByxUyM

Will see how it all eventually turns out!
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Regi (19:38:08) :

“f**k me boots” will always be in style. But, please, Scara’s hair style has to go! I couldn’t take it any more after just four weeks. I am so glad they gave her that makeover.

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKvgtfZpV1I

13 10 2008
THWv

I’ll repost. I believe the first was sent to spam.
Bea (19:46:31) :
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Bea, Thank you for the response. This whole thing makes me sick. There are so many people that believe the Muslim garbage. They say that Wv has turned blue too, but I’m yet to see it with my own eyes. Everywhere I go people talk about Obama being a Muslim.
Faux News and the McCain campaign needs to be held accountable. I’m sure the documentary-style program on Faux News, watched by three million, was the ‘October’ surprise. All it takes is one idiot! This makes me very scared.

13 10 2008
mizkay spackle camshaft

GJ in Idaho (18:46:56) :
Thank you for posting the link to Sally Liuzzo-Prado’s article. I’ve posted it on my facebook profile.
I believe the McCain campaign, using Palin as the main instigator, is not only inciting racial hatred, but also religious hatred. Using the name Hussein in a threatening way, and making comments accusing Obama of being ‘un-American’ and implying he is unpatriotic are meant to build people’s fear of Islam, to label Obama as a terrorist, and even to tap on the fear and anger remaining from 9-11-2001 (the underlying story). (Not to mention the related unspoken statement that would follow – all Muslims are terrorists.)
If you haven’t seen the film ‘Constantine’s Sword’ I encourage you to do so. It is based on James Carroll’s book by the same name. Towards the end of the film, he calls religious feelings a ‘lake of gasoline,’ and when that lake catches fire, it will be uncontrollable. And to lob lit matches at it is suicidal. These people are appealing to people’s fear and hatred to win an election. This is beyond irresponsible, and is bordering on criminal.

Other info in the film includes the religious infiltration of the Air Force Academy – something I saw mentioned on here (but I couldn’t find the discussion). It adds background to this site’s ongoing discussions about ‘Christianists’ (Andrew Sullivan’s term) in Wasilla.
Here’s the link
http://constantinessword.com/ Ask your public library to order it!
(btw I freaked out a little when I went to the site just now – they’ve put up the video of SP speaking at her church!)
Last note:
Just as I was about to send this, I saw my first S.C. McCain ad. Blames the whole financial meltdown on “Obama and the liberals.” Says also that Obama is hiding his connection with Ayers. (Says a whole bunch of stuff really fast – that’s all I could get.)
Oh! That was followed 5 minutes later by a GREAT Obama ad – also short, but oh, very sweet! First presidential campaign ads for S.C. (Not that I’m holding my breath but wouldn’t change here be SWEET!!!)

13 10 2008
The Messenger

Is Wasilla the meth capitol of Alaska or all of the US?

13 10 2008
pearl89

The safety bear story had me laughing for at least 30 minutes. It is hilarious!

Also had to laugh about the Palin rally in VA today – they had Hank Wms, Jr singing a revised version of Family Tradition. Don’t know what the new-revised-for-Palin-rally-lyrics are, but I sure do know what they old ones are. They are all about those tried and true family values of pot smoking and drinking. Hank why do you drink? Why do you roll smoke? Wonder how many sang along to the old lyrics instead of the “new” ones? Guess old HW,II trying to jump start a nonexistent career.

13 10 2008
ira2

Let’s ask the McCain supporters what they think about the following:

McCain has insisted repeatedly that he thoroughly vetted Palin before asking her to be his running mate.

Palin’s past and present is being unraveled and shows an incredible heap of unethical and downright lawless actions.

This means that either McCain didn’t know about all the crap that’s popping up now and therefore lied about having vetted her thoroughly, or it means that he told the truth about having vetted her thoroughly and therefore tried to sneak a KNOWN unethical, lawless bimbo under us while telling us how honest and capable she is.

Either way, McCain lied. It’s in print, it’s in official documents, it’s indisputable, it’s inexcusable. What do his supporters say, and do they really STILL go on record supporting a liar of his caliber?

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

I heart MSNBC almost as much as I heart Mudflats…a safe place to come home to where–

…Every body knows your name..and they’re always glad you came…

Sorry…corny–not to mention revealing my age–

I even prefer you guys to KOS or Huff po!

Will the love continue post Sarah? just wondering…
Will there continue to be a mudflats–please say so, Joe!

13 10 2008
ds55

Meth capitol of Alaska.

13 10 2008
Political Amazon

Rachel Maddow owns David Frum on tonight’s Rachel maddow Show:

13 10 2008
Political Amazon

Rachel Maddow takes down David Frun on 10/13/2008 Rachel Maddow Show.

13 10 2008
schnauzer

pearl89

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/hank-williams-j.html

“The left wing liberal media has always been a close knit family. But most of the American people don’t believe it anyway, you see. Stop and think it over before you make your decision. If they smell something wrong, they’re gonna come down strong,” Williams intoned.

13 10 2008
Teresa

Sorry if this has been posted already…

Written by Iain Thomson in San Francisco
vnunet.com, 14 Oct 2008

A court in Alaska has ruled that Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin must hand over emails she sent via a private web mail account because they relate to state business.

“On one hand, I’m pleased that the judge saw fit to order the retrieval and preservation of these e-mails, to the extent of going to the providers to get them,” Andree McLeod, a Republican who was formerly close to Palin and who bought the case to court told the Washington Post.

“But on the other hand, I’m amazed that I even have to go to court to get the governor to comply with Alaska’s public record laws.”
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I doubt anything will happen until after the election, another *free-pass*

13 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

McCain needed to shore up his base. “You betcha!”

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater
13 10 2008
Michele

Charlie (19:36:48) :

The other interesting thing is that Wooten still has his job. That means that four separate Public Safety Commissioners (the one before Monegan who handled Wooten’s disciplinary action, Monegan, Kopp and then whoever followed Kopp) deemed the Palin’s claims about him to be bogus and felt there was no credible need to take action.

13 10 2008
Jster

Link below is from CNN about the gnome theft caught on tape by the Obama sign watch camera.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2008/10/13/ntm.eyes.on.obama.cnn

The whole world is watching….truly!

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

I am leaving you lovely people for the night. Loved all
the comments. Please watch this short video. It will
bring chills or tears sometimes both. Well worth the time.
Lock Pepper Palin, you’ll get a kick out of it.

13 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

Hold her accountable, Alaska. Don’t let her corruption go unanswered.

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Good night all!

I am sure someone must have already posted this lately about the Mudflats “Gnome Cam” story now hitting the MSM!

It is now on CNN’s Web Site as a main story tonight!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2008/10/13/ntm.eyes.on.obama.cnn

The MSM eventually picks everything up from here three weeks behind!

They ARE consistent!

13 10 2008
Maureen

Did anyone notice the polar bear pin she was wearing on her white blouse today? How ironic and further proof that she may have the biggest pair in the entire western hemisphere

13 10 2008
Soldotna Sue

When I read that post about McCain’s people training aides to spread the lies about Obama being a terrorist, I had the thought that perhaps these hateful screamers at the McPalin rallies are plants. I know that the guy who kept yelling,”I’m mad! I’m real mad,” turned out to be a consevative radio talk show “personality.” I wouldn’t doubt that they’re all McCain “employees!” They can either stir-up hatred, or serve to make McCain look like a good guy when he asks them to settle down. I wouldn’t put anything past them! ANYTHING!

13 10 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

New Yorker has BEYOND THE PALIN

“””If McCain loses, or even if he wins, his campaign will be remembered as a tragedy in the Aristotelian sense, in which a hero is ruined through some terrible choice of his own. One can only hope that the tragedy will be his alone, and not the nation’s. “”””

Read More @ //www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/10/20/081020taco_talk_hertzberg

13 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Upper right corner of home page. VOTE!VOTE!VOTE1
Let’s make AKM happy——–ier.

13 10 2008
DrChill

Okay time to dream of a 50 foot tall fire breathing trooper Wooten in a safety bear costume !

And hes a a a DEMOCRAT ! ! !

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

run away !!!

g’night

13 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

Michele – the one thing which appears to escape Sarah Palin’s mind is that Wooten has already been disciplined. Under our constitution, and Alaska’s state constitution, a person can only be legally punished once. Wooten was punished.

Personally, I think he’s had a cruddy history as a state trooper. But he was punished as allowed under the collective bargaining contract and that’s what Todd Palin and Sarah Palin need to accept.

Time for the disreputable duo to move on.

13 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

AP Interview with Levi Johnston (Bristol’s fiance)/Also on CNN tonight.

He’s dropped out of school and gone to work in the oil fields.

“She better win. She’s going to be my mother-in-law.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081013/ap_on_el_pr/palin_wasilla_heartthrob

13 10 2008
Michele

ira2 (20:27:43) :

The McCain people for sure knew about Troopergate prior to her selection. Andrea Mitchell and others had a discussion about it two weeks before Palin was picked on an NBC news panel show. In fact, they assumed she had been ruled out because of it. Apparently, the McCain folks just didn’t care or felt they could derail or discredit any report (heaven knows they tried hard enough). Pretty cynical. Let’s hope it doesn’t work out for them.

13 10 2008
wired hussein differently

Just saw David Frum’s attempted below the knees tackle of Rachel Maddow. I can only imagine how she felt, but she handled the situation beautifully.

Her style is so refreshing compared to the spittle-spewing angry men and the anorexic, mewling women we normally have to endure on television news programs. David Frum can kiss my a$$. He looks like the Grinch, and he’s full of neocon sh*t.

Here’s an article about her from The Nation. It’s a couple months old, but it’s great. [www.thenation.com/doc/20080818/traister].

Sorry, I don’t do live links because I don’t want them to go to Spamland.

Sarah and her misguided surrogate Meg aside, there have been some great women come to the fore in the past months. Rachel, Michelle Obama, that sassy Congresswoman from Florida, just to name a few. Thanks, Hillary, for blazing the trail.

13 10 2008
Bea

ds55 (20:09:02) :

Was this already posted?
Video of McCain at Feb. 20, 2006 rally praising ACORN.
http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/a_lifetime_ago_sen_john.php

_____

Nice find! Hope it will be an Obama ad soon. 😉

And remember everyone…. one minute a day to Manifest Obama:

http://manifestobama.com/

Sweet dreams mudflatters!

13 10 2008
Sally

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/10/four_pinocchios_for_palin.html

The Pinocchio Test
Whether or not the Branchflower report — which was launched by a bipartisan committee — was a partisan smear job is debatable. What is not debatable is that the report clearly states that she violated the State Ethics Act. Palin has reasonable grounds for arguing that the report cleared her of “legal wrongdoing,” since she did have the authority to fire Monegan. But it is the reverse of the truth to claim that she was cleared of “any hint of any kind of unethical activity.”

13 10 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

Palin got 4 Pinoccio’s lol — that nose will be in Russia by the time she’s done

“”””The Pinocchio Test
Whether or not the Branchflower report — which was launched by a bipartisan committee — was a partisan smear job is debatable. What is not debatable is that the report clearly states that she violated the State Ethics Act. Palin has reasonable grounds for arguing that the report cleared her of “legal wrongdoing,” since she did have the authority to fire Monegan. But it is the reverse of the truth to claim that she was cleared of “any hint of any kind of unethical activity.” “”””

Read more @ http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/10/four_pinocchios_for_palin.html

13 10 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

lol Sally — reading each other’s minds here

13 10 2008
Teresa

Soldotna Sue, we had the McCain Rally “plant” discussion at the dinner table tonight, I said I didn’t think so, he said, I was nieve and didn’t know how the Rep really play…he seems to believe without any doubt these people are plants.

13 10 2008
Martha Toon

Hello Rapture Spenard Palin !!! I saw your post in the open thread and copied it here.

“Hi everybody. This is Martha Toon’s California sister. I have a creative task for you. I need folks to create a catchy song about a trojan moose. We can do this (you betcha). Pick a good tune to start with and let’s come up with some lyrics. Maybe the “moose shootin’ blues” lady is around to help us. She’s cute as a button.”

Somehow Safety Bear and Trojan Moose need to be honored together, or maybe it’s Safety Bear vs. Trojan Moose. Sure wish I knew how to play guitar…

13 10 2008
Living in Texas - Can't see Alaska

wired hussein differently (21:10:57) :

Sarah and her misguided surrogate Meg aside, there have been some great women come to the fore in the past months. Rachel, Michelle Obama, that sassy Congresswoman from Florida, just to name a few. Thanks, Hillary, for blazing the trail.
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I think you mean Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and yes, she definitely holds her own when debating on TV against GOPers w/ their lame talking points.

I agree. Sarah Palin doesn’t hold a candle to any single one of these women. I’d love to see Palin debate Wasserman-Schultz on one of those shows. Palin would be well-schooled by her.

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Ok the other thread:https://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/off-to-the-land-of-palin/
Is very interesting. Someone say SP will be “breast feeding” as she campaigns? WHAT?
NOOOOO! If anyone lookes like a “milk maid” or whatever its called…is Bristol!!! SP is not Breast feeding!
Also:
The Logician:
I would like to hear your take on it now? Please I hope you haven’t left? There is soooo much more here than meet the eye. Bristol “already married” according to Sue Williams” so many inaccuracies….Ok…we can’t stand…. scaracuda, but what about Bristol? She looks so sad now??? Why? I’ve seen pics of her on MySpace and she looks like a normal teen! Now she looks motherly/matronly and has a sadness.
Ok people say “who cares if Trig is Bristols and not SP”? Well WE DO ! America does.
Who is Trigs father??? And I will ask again the fundamental question of the hour….who is TRIGS FATHER????

13 10 2008
Living in Texas - Can't see Alaska

Soldotna Sue and Teresa,
There are several right-wingers on blog sites who are claiming that the folks in the audience who scream, “Kill him”, “Off with his head”, “Terrorist”, “Treason”, are actually Obama plants. These wingnuts can’t even admit that there are nutjobs in their own party. As usual, they have to blame Obama. Nuts!

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

For those who missed the most incredible Rachel Maddow/ David Frum conversation, it’s been posted..

Enjoy..:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27171025#27171025

13 10 2008
Cookie

With the legislature being out of session, it is unlikely that Palin will ever be censured or impeached. Have you considered a Recall? California recently recalled their governor. Didn’t work out too good for them though (they are currently broke and need a bailout).

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Rachel Maddow/ David Frum conversation, it’s been posted..

Enjoy..:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27171025#27171025

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

the most incredible Rachel Maddow/ David Frum conversation, it’s been posted..

Enjoy..:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27171025#27171025

13 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

For those who missed the most incredible Rachel Maddow/ David Frum conversation, it’s been posted..

Enjoy..:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27171025#27171025

13 10 2008
wired hussein differently

Living in Texas– Yes! Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Thank you for reminding me of her name.

Let’s face it– we could all pretty much run circles around SP in a real debate. She’s a laughingstock. From the looks of it, though, (which even neocon schmuck David Frum admitted) she’s going to be heading home to meet her fate in a few weeks’ time. She’s gonna be looking for Safety Bear, but he won’t be around to protect her sorry self.

Step aside, Sarah, and let the real women show you how it’s done.

13 10 2008
Teresa

caligrl Hussein,
Bristol is due in Dec, count back 9 months, think about it, she probably got PG again breast feeding believing the old wives tale that says you can’t get pregnant breast feeding which most woman know you can…we’ll never know, it’s a great cover up and what does it really matter now, 3 more weeks and they all go back to their can of worms that have been opened to all of them.

13 10 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

Found another goodie @

BREAKING VIDEO: Todd Palin’s Renovations to Governor’s Mansion

with Video & Budget Lits — not sure I added that up right but think repairs/upgrades/renovations requested were about 580K — WOW!!!
must be nice to live in a State with “super-surplus”

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/14/02543/105/702/629856

13 10 2008
Living in Texas - Can't see Alaska

wired,
My 12 year-old niece could have done better at the VP debate. She could have just as easily said, “I’m not going to answer the questions…” but if given her own platform to talk about what she wanted to talk about, she would have sounded a lot more intelligent.

She’s a smart cookie though for a 12 year-old. I’m probably not being fair to Palin.

13 10 2008
Living in Texas - Can't see Alaska

Enjay,
But she saved all that money by saying, “Thanks but no thanks” and put the extravagant plane on e-bay, even fired the chef! I thought they were a frugal family, but your report, along with the reports that she redecorated her office twice, making it look like a “bordello”, makes me rethink what Sarah told the American people initially.

Thanks for the scoop!

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Every time I see John McCain, he seems to be slowly morphing into Dr. Strangelove, and his smile is eroding into a tight grimace. I think, like Moby Dick, he’s about to blow!!!

13 10 2008
Naomi from Oakland

Did everyone already hear about the Monegan filing with the Personnel Board, asking to clear up the defamation of his reputation by the gov? Halcro has a short article about it, apparently filed today.

Keep up the good work!

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

The Bush administration will use $250 billion of the bailout program recently passed by Congress to buy into private banks, officials said today.

Congratulations to:
Citigroup
Wells Fargo
JP Morgan Chase
Bank of America Corp
and Morgan Stanley

Wait – Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs ….. ahh, I remember now.

13 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I can’t catch up anymore! It’s too big.

@Bruce
I loved, I mean loved the video. Such articulate young people with WELL_THOUGHT OUT opinions. Watched it yesterday and spent a lot of time today sending others to it.

Anyone who was trying to get a google map of the Palin house and the Sports Complex (so you can see the bloody thing is miles away from town,..like how are the kids supposed to use it, anyway?)
Some folks have thought that the map was blurred out (to stop ppl from seeing her roof, I guess?) Anyway, I went and looked and yea, the ADDRESS where the mail is delivered (not the house) but the north side of the highway is blurred. The south side is not. You can even see 2 little red planes parked on the lake. But you can also see a dirt road that runs straight from the complex with it’s huge empty parking lot over to the lakeside road.
1140 w parks hwy. wasilla

The area north of the parks hwy is blurred but lake lucille is south of the hwy and you’ll see Upper Rd,. runs directly from the west end of the lake to the Sports Complex.
I’m assuming that they blurred the side of the road where maybe the mail pick-up is? I dunno, but the lake is where the house is (South of the Parks hwy.)
Article on Dead Lake Lucille:
http://sarahpalintruthsquad.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/sarah-palins-dead-lake-lucille-palin-has-fouled-her-own-nest/

13 10 2008
angryxer

ARRRRRGH! David Frum is such a douchebag (hey David, is that serious enough discourse for ya?) I can only stand to watch like a minute at a time and have to keep taking breathers. I’ll get through it just to be an informed effing voter and support Maddow. Sigh. Naturally, Mudflats is the place to come to detox from idiots like Frum. Happy to read some comments here that she prevailed throughout. This man is supposed to be an intellectual? Pathetic excuse for critical thinking skills. I am not impressed. And WTF– someone invites you on their show, is polite, and you come on and diss the whole premise of the show?? Again with the ARRRRGH!

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Living in Texas – Can’t see Alaska (21:52:43) :

re the chef:

A lot of moms have been wondering what sort of a mother SWWNBN could have been with all the obsessions she had to attend to ……

In an interview with ‘Alaska’ magazine, I recall her comments regarding the re-assignment of the resident chef at the mansion:

“The kids would rather eat hot dogs than gourmet crab cakes.”

There’s a clue.

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Teresa (21:42:42) :I know a girl can get preggers breast feeding but who is the father of TRIG? A simple DNA would show, truth, esp, since so much controversy over whether Trig is Sarah’s or Bristols. Do you see the implications? We all know SP thoughts on Rape and INCEST!!!!!!! Its a horrible thing to think off…but what is she hiding it? She is NOT BREASTFEEDING! Look at her in her “power suits” But look at Bristol. Look how she holds Trig. SP barely holds him. Trig is Bristols baby!!!

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Sorry but what is : SWWNBN?

13 10 2008
vena45

Can you believe that the conservative base are defending the Palins about the troopergate saying they had every right to protect their family from a treatening Wooten. Just as they did about defending Palin’s unwed pregnant teenage daughter. Imbracing Palin and her daughter for keeping the child as though nothing is wrong about a teenage having unprotected sex. I can’t believe how ignorant pple have become these days as to protect the ones that stand for nothing good but as a devil in disguise. It’s sad to see pple so narrow minded these days and only thinks that being a conserative is the only way in life and anyone else who doesn’t agree with their views don’t have a place in life or in this country as citizens or as leaders.

13 10 2008
wired hussein differently

angryxer– yes, it was awful to see Frum blindside Rachel with his cheap shot, but she remained poised and on her game throughout. She even thanked him for coming on the show. Aack. A creepy, snide little man. Sore loser. Just, plain loser.

Take a deep, cleansing breath.

Okay, past my bedtime…

13 10 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

Palin -> SWWNBN She Who Will Not Be Named

13 10 2008
angryxer

hey caligrl, had to look it up myself! i missed whatever thread started the acronym, but SWMNBN = she who must not be named… a la voldemort

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (22:13:41) :

Sorry but what is : SWWNBN?

she who will not be named

13 10 2008
angryxer

ok, or “will not”… i’ve seen it both ways on here

13 10 2008
Enjay aka Turbine Yukon

Night all — keep up the good work

Again – Must thank the host(ess) for a wonderful place to gather & share thoughts & opinions ( & links & scandals, etc.) Great people – fantastic site.

Till tomorrow ~~ Night night

13 10 2008
LaNon

Frum needs to be in jail.
And those two–Bristol and Levi–need to be in school.

Are they to be in school until age 18? Did the parents sign off on the dropping out (Bristol 18 this weekend, right?). Or, was it ok for them to quit school. For someone who wants to work on education, this is despicable. Those two need high school diplomas, there is no such family financial emergency that would require them to be unavailable for continuation school: half-day school, half-day work. Bristol should be in with expectant girls who completing basic ed requirements and also are learning about childbirth and parenting. She needs that support and that socialization even though they both sound like idiots.

Shame on the Palins; shame of the Johnsons.

NO EXCUSES. High school graduation is NOT to be minimized.
Even with a fat carrot dangled by BP; even with a fat carrot dangled by Levi; even with a fat carrot dangled by fundamental repubs.

Maybe Bristol is better off with her mother away. Hope she has some warm, wise adult nearby standing in as favorite Auntie, and I don’t mean the twisted sister.

13 10 2008
LaNon

correction (oops):
Shame on the Palins; shame ON the Johnsons.

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

According to their tax returns the Palins paid just over $10,000 for interest on their mortgage. Anyone know who holds the mortgage? And what their payments might be? Wonder if they are going to run into trouble with their bank forclosing?

Also in looking that up, I noticed that Scarah doesn’t pay Social Security on her larger wage (is that normal for state employee’s in AK), but 1st Dud does on his smaller one from BP? I didn’t see any 401(k) deductions but I’m not sure I know where to look for that one.

Maybe they don’t plan on retiring.

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Naomi from Oakland (21:55:40) :

Did everyone already hear about the Monegan filing with the Personnel Board, asking to clear up the defamation of his reputation by the gov? Halcro has a short article about it, apparently filed today.

Keep up the good work!

*******************

They will be a busy little board, won’t they?😀

http://www.andrewhalcro.com

13 10 2008
LaNon

from above:

Did everyone already hear about the Monegan filing with the Personnel Board, asking to clear up the defamation of his reputation by the gov? [cites Hacro blog]
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this is good news. he and his family has suffered more than enough under this harrigan and her posse.

13 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

OT but a nice visual to see the difference between Dems and Repugs in financial terms .http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/10/14/opinion/20081014_OPCHART.html

This would be useful as a talking point.

13 10 2008
LaNon

harridan
not
harrigan

twisted fingees tonite/crave edit function

13 10 2008
AKaurora

Alaska only requires staying in school until age 16, although there’s been movement to get that changed. Also, State employees do not pay into Social Security. They opted out about 30 years ago, and are under a separate retirement system.

13 10 2008
ira2

vena45 (22:13:49) :

That “fear of Wooten” being the cause for their vendetta has been debunked in Branchflower’s report as well. Three items that stuck in my memory to that effect: Palin cut the governor’s security detail from 6 officers (?) down to one old man with a desk job and one part-time officer. And Toddie followed Wooten “100 miles into the wilderness” to take a picture of Wooten on his snowmobile there. And except for the few times when they were trying to justify their obsession with Wooten with that “fear”, there was no mention of their interest in Wooten – in the statements of Palin’s own people! – in any other context than how to get him fired for being a bad trooper and for the things the Palin’s deemed illegal (and for which the man had already been reprimanded or of which he’d been cleared, case closed).

So, according to Sarah’s own loyal people, “fear of Wooten” wasn’t why they went after him so incessantly.

13 10 2008
angryxer

thanks, wired hussein. i’m on minimal one-handed typing now, trying not to disturb sleeping kitty head on my other arm (sleeping kitty is good anti-neocon therapy). so it’s all lowercase all the time, and no extended venting. but wow–frum went absolutely, absurdly neocon on rachel at the very end there–ugh. all said with such authority, as if his certain tone obviated the need to actually back up his specious statements. our girl certainly held her own and remained gracious with the boor, but ugh.

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

angryxer (22:22:37) & Everyone else! Thank you! “yes, she who not shall be named”…why didn’t I think of that. But how about He who should not be named? Also?
What do you think?

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin (19:30:26) :

” EVERY RACE in our current amazingly dumbed down society has been equally idiotized as the film depicted quite evenly. Everyone.”

It’s pretty clear that McCain and his campaign think that way. Right now we do have a chance to disprove that by voting for somebody who thinks differently.

13 10 2008
LaNon

here’s frum on in pdt zone, rachel
arrogant bastard
belongs in jail

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Did anyone else get the impression that Frum was petrified through the whole thing? It seemed like he had no clue as to what the show would be like until he watched it from the green room. It also seems like his was prepared to be treated as the revered pundit rather than as somebody had to engage in an actual conversation.

13 10 2008
LaNon

Yes.
He needed some a those diapers Sarah picked up at the Walmart yesterday.

13 10 2008
ira2

Also too, after looking over the “price list” for Toddie’s government mansion repairs/improvements, I think it’s probably fair to say that he shoved some more nice cash in direction of the buddies who “helped him build their house” in Wasilla. I.e., the hockey thingy contractors. Otherwise, it’d be nearly impossible to come up with these incredible expenses for the work projects listed.

If I was digging into Housegate, I’d make the mansion part of it.

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

LaNon

Are you saying Sarah thinks he’s “Dependsable”?

13 10 2008
LaNon

Ira2: it’s probably fair to say that he shoved some more nice cash in direction of the buddies who “helped him build their house” in Wasilla.

—————

ya mean
Beyond Beer?
foldin’ money?

13 10 2008
angryxer

caligrl, yes indeedy, especially after this week you-know-who has definitely earned HWMNBN status! we could be in acronym-palooza over here in the mudflats!

13 10 2008
LaNon

WOW
Rachel
girl crush ; )

13 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Well….bring it on!!! HWMNBN! is it Levi Johnson? or someone else??? The world need to know! We know SWMNBN stance on abortion/incest…..Welll????
DNA test NOW!! McCain Medial records NOW! We want transparency!!! In govt.!!!

13 10 2008
LaNon

ah–another favorite daily drive-by blog has Frum observations:
http://www.firedoglake.com/2008/10/13/david-frum-has-the-gall-to-talk-about-tone/

13 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I’m so slow this weekend. Took a day off Mudflats and now I’ll never catch up.

Saw this and I know many saw this before, but I didn’t and it cracked me up. Now I wish I had watched Hannity that night:
Hannity’s reaction was to Palin’s response to a question about Obama’s criticism of John McCain’s statement that the economy is sound.
That’s one heck of a sentence to start with
She said, “Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbiage that Senator McCain chose to use, because the fundamentals, as he was having to explain afterwards, he means our workforce, he means the ingenuity of the American people. And of course that is strong, and that is the foundation of our economy. So that was an unfair attack there, again, based on verbiage that John McCain used.”

And in defense of Wasilla, (and Palmer,…the whole valley for that matter)…the people are great, wonderful, helpful, and the friendliest in the world. Yes, it’s a highway of box stores. But, it’s heaven if you’ve ever lived out in the bush for any length of time.
Yes, they could have really used a city planner. Apparently Sarah doesn’t know that you’re supposed to PLAN it. (obviously)
But, it’s still a place full of really nice people. Sit still for 30 seconds and someone will come talk to you. Small town friendly. And an Oasis. (all things being relative)

13 10 2008
ira2

LaNon (22:52:32) :

Ira2: it’s probably fair to say that he shoved some more nice cash in direction of the buddies who “helped him build their house” in Wasilla.

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ya mean
Beyond Beer?
foldin’ money?

I’d call it more something like government money :o)

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

All the Mudgirls seem to have a crush on Rachel. Me, too.😀

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Palin’s rural adviser quits

http://www.ajc.com/hp/content/shared-gen/ap/Presidential_Elections/Palin_Rural_Adviser.html?cxntlid=inform_sr

(I heard about this today but I didn’t know what it meant until I read this. I was thinking cows and stuff🙂 ).

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Biden was on Nightline tonight and looking good. He said he couldn’t believe McCains campaign leader were teaching their caveese people to say those hateful thing about Obama, per new release earlier today. He didn’t think McCain knew about it, or at least he hoped he didn’t. He just didn’t want to think the M/P campaign had gotten so low. He also took the high road on Palin, and said he wanted to let the people decide if she was ready to be VP.

I was really proud of him. He just looked so good and talked to people one on one all over his home town. I see why he and Obama are gain steadily in the polls. People are just plain tired of the hate and fear from M/P and their supporters.

13 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!!

I think I’m in the spam bucket

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Ok, Aussie tell me to go to bed, I’m forgett ing the ings just like the nameless one…is it catchy if you hang out her on Mudflats to long?

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

GJ, what’s catchy if you hang out at Mudflats too long is MSD (Mudflats Sleep Disorder). It’s demonstrated by spending less and less time in bed.

The cure is to go to bed now!😀

Hey, I think I have MSD!! 🙂 AKM

13 10 2008
ira2

knikgoose HUSSEIN!! (23:05:58) :

I’m so slow this weekend. Took a day off Mudflats and now I’ll never catch up.

Saw this and I know many saw this before, but I didn’t and it cracked me up. Now I wish I had watched Hannity that night:
Hannity’s reaction was to Palin’s response to a question about Obama’s criticism of John McCain’s statement that the economy is sound.
That’s one heck of a sentence to start with
She said, “Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbiage that Senator McCain chose to use, because the fundamentals, as he was having to explain afterwards, he means our workforce, he means the ingenuity of the American people. And of course that is strong, and that is the foundation of our economy. So that was an unfair attack there, again, based on verbiage that John McCain used.”

Gawd… why do they let the kids drop out of high school??? Do they want to make a whole new generation or two of that – whatever you want to call it? Idiotic verbiage vranglers?

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Troopergate

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200810u/troopergate

….the report makes clear that Palin’s attorney general, citing executive privilege, did not hand over 209 emails related to the Monegan firing, a hold-up for which “No satisfactory reason or explanation has been given.”

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Oh, good now I know the name for it. I do have MDS, I also have OTS (Open Thread Sndrome) I can’t s seem to go to bed until the OT is posted.

13 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

GJ in Idaho (23:33:50) :

It should be ok as long as you don’t pick up a case of Wasilla.

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Vintage Biden Detours to Delaware to Thank Home-State Backers, Bash Palin & Defend Obama

“For this debate, for part of this next debate, do what I did for part of the last two debates: literally, turn the sound off. I’m not being, I’m not joking now,” Biden proposed. “Literally, turn the sound off and just watch. Watch the body language of both men. You can sense it folks. You know it, when there’s a command presence. You know it when someone has the confidence and the certitude about himself and what he believes in.”

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/vintage-biden-d.html

great speech!

13 10 2008
DeMo

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein said(23:06:20) :

All the Mudgirls seem to have a crush on Rachel. Me, too.
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Me three. Total girl crush. Just sent her an email to congratulate her on her handling of Frum.

Created another email account so I could cast another vote for Mudflats on Blogger’s Choice. A little frustrating that I can’t see how many votes have been cast, but it’s the price we pay when AKM is in the top three. Woohoo!

13 10 2008
ira2

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (23:32:53) :

Troopergate

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200810u/troopergate

….the report makes clear that Palin’s attorney general, citing executive privilege, did not hand over 209 emails related to the Monegan firing, a hold-up for which “No satisfactory reason or explanation has been given.”

Man… you’d think that they should have learned a couple weeks ago that the more they try to hide, the deeper people dig. I’m just shaking my head at this whole herd of – what do you call people who do everything they can think of to get themselves deeper and deeper into trouble? Is there even a word for it? A phrase? Anything?

13 10 2008
Teresa

caligrl, I am going to guess Levi is the father of both, they have been HS sweethearts since freshman year I saw him say in a clip say, he also said they were planning to get married a long time ago with or without the baby, there were also pics around earlier of her drinking while PG and would possible explain Trig being a downs baby… a lot of stuff have been pulled off line in the past fews months.

13 10 2008
angryxer

For all you Maddow girl crushes out there, in case you missed her on the tonight show last week:
http://angryxer.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/rachel-maddow-on-jay-leno-10092008/
(it’s faster to pull from my stuff than direct youtube links, but it’s an easy search there, of course)

jay was kind of a doofus (what’s new?) but she was great. next, on craig ferguson please!

13 10 2008
Hussein! Wesson Scalper Canuck for Choice

LOL – hilarious post, AKM. I enjoyed your account of all h*** breaking loose when SAFETY BEAR rears his head!

The Palin reality show becomes more absurd every day. I’d especially love to see a send-up of Pastor Muthee on SNL. I get a serious case of the giggles at the sound of his voice and the perpetually angry look on his face.

I laughed out loud at the following, from the article “Overfeeding on Information” by Alex Williams in Sunday’s New York Times:

YANA COLLINS LEHMAN, a film production accountant who lives in Brooklyn, knew something was amiss when her 5-year-old son, Beckett, started to announce to no one in particular, “I’m John McCain, and I approved this statement.”

Ms. Collins Lehman, 36, thought: “Oh my God, I’m watching too much news.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/fashion/sundaystyles/12news.html

(I’m not sure why it doesn’t appear as a link, hopefully it will once it’s posted)

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Ira2, how about “quicksand junkies?”

13 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

“Some of those contactors building Sarah’s mansion must have had laborers on site that have truths to tell.”

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I agree. In the United States where people love the limelight and fight for their 15 minutes of fame, why are all of those Alaskans so silent? Where are those house building laborers, the nurses from the maternity where Trig was born, those employees in Wasilla who were fired? I don’t get it!

I am also terrified and ashamed about all of the racism being stirred up and condoned by McCain/Palin. In Europe we have been watching the returning strength of the Far Right in France, Austria now Italy. what kind of world do we live in? You know it exists everywhere, but oh my who would’ve thought that Presidential/VP candidates of a major political party in the US would be inciting this stuff and not be reprimanded or held responsible?

I also want to thank all of you for keeping me so close to what’s what in this election. I am living in France and so frustrated not to be able to live this moment in the States, not to be there to volunteer, to knock on doors in Florida – where I vote – to have to wait for you tube to watch Rachel Maddow, the View, Letterman, SNL and Obermann and all the rest. I feel very far away. THANK YOU!

13 10 2008
ergot-AKA Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Of course Sara doesn’t like Safety Bear…no bounty.
Just had time to stop for a moment, family stuff, y’know.

14 10 2008
angryxer

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (22:48:26) :

Did anyone else get the impression that Frum was petrified through the whole thing? It seemed like he had no clue as to what the show would be like until he watched it from the green room. It also seems like his was prepared to be treated as the revered pundit rather than as somebody had to engage in an actual conversation.
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hey, eajphd– was going to respond to this before, but the ol’ computer froze up for a bit, probably due to my gazillion IE tabs open. just as well, now the cat’s had time to move off my arm. anyway, it was hard to tell what frum’s deal was. i wondered if he wasn’t basically just contemptuous of her and her liberal ways. i say that based not just on his opening salvo, but because of his utterly ridiculous “we’re all going to hell with a democrat in the white house and a democratic congress” stuff, and the potshot about libs ignoring worldwide threats at the segment’s end. i’ve never seen him on tv before, so i have nothing to compare it to. and ya know, i’m going to take a big pass on doing that research, looking for earlier frum appearances, though i’ll be interested to hear other people’s reactions. maybe he’s just an arrogant neocon (uh, redundant, ain’t it?) and always like this.

14 10 2008
Krystal

Have y’all read this? Its amazing:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/obama-will-be-one-of-the_b_132843.html

I know this sounds like a Viagra spam ad but its not, promise.

14 10 2008
OFFICIALLY

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (22:02:08) :

The Bush administration will use $250 billion of the bailout program recently passed by Congress to buy into private banks, officials said today.

Congratulations to:
Citigroup
Wells Fargo
JP Morgan Chase
Bank of America Corp
and Morgan Stanley

Wait – Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs ….. ahh, I remember now.
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Too funny not to say so!

WTF do conservative theorists have to complain about with respect to dems and Obamma. Bush invoked fear and a 3 page bill and congress just turned America over to the new world order. Hardly anybody, left or right even cares. Ever hear of the old saying; divide and conquer?

Palin and Acorn; fundamental elements of the master plan to keep America’s eye off the ball. When better to take the irreversible steps of selling off to foreign interest what banks weren’t nationalized already than in the last weeks of an election like this one. The perfect storm has taken on new meaning.

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Marty Hussein That One Voter – Get the HouseGater (20:41:50) :

“A truely wonderful video..
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/festival/2008/10/brazile-campaign.h

OMG!! I watched this video and Donna Brazile was incredible! Brilliant! Everyone should watch this, but mostly I would like her to sit in front of John McCain and say exactly what she said here.

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

(Sorry if this comes up twice, my first comment didn’t seem to take)

re : Marty Hussein That One Voter – Get the HouseGater (20:41:50) :

A truely wonderful video..
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/festival/2008/10/brazile-campaign.h

Donna Brazile is one hell of a woman! She blew me away! I think that John McCain should spend 15 minutes in a room face to face with her and listen to her say what she said here at the New Yorker Forum.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

angryxer (23:49:27) :

For all you Maddow girl crushes out there, in case you missed her on the tonight show last week:
http://angryxer.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/rachel-maddow-on-jay-leno-10092008/

Thanks for that, angryxer. A Rhodes Scholar – I might have guessed.😉

14 10 2008
angryxer

GJ in Idaho (23:33:50) :

Oh, good now I know the name for it. I do have MDS, I also have OTS (Open Thread Sndrome) I can’t s seem to go to bed until the OT is posted.

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (23:36:51) :

It should be ok as long as you don’t pick up a case of Wasilla.
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GJ & eajphd, hilarious both! ewwwww a case of wasilla. no thank you!

GJ, I too have developed OTS, though AKM is testing my ability to wait up for it (and sometimes the OT never appears, right?). How very Waiting for Godot. Muse some existential musings while you wait.

Or, I guess there is that bed option. hmmm…

14 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Krystal, thanks for the link. After reading that I can now go to sleep, and dream the believeable dream.

14 10 2008
angryxer

Hey Aussie,

My pleasure! I think the cranky boys might not quite know what to do with said Rhodes Scholar, who can kick their swiss cheesy arguments right back at them. Ever so politely. Who was it, Ana Marie Cox (also great), who gushed during her first time on the show that Maddow was a terrific change from all the old wrinkly white guys and femmebots on cable? I do believe our host did blush.

I think someone posted this link up yonder, but it’s easy to miss stuff in all these comments, so here’s a good article on Ms Maddow’s background, if you’re interested.
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080818/traister

Ok, bed. Really. G’night y’all Mudflatters!

14 10 2008
akmuckraker

New thread up.
Night!

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Jamie, Floridian in France (23:57:18) :

Australia turned the corner almost a year ago – next, hopefully the Canadians will get over their little lapse of concentration ….. and then – Obama! Don’t forget Jolly Olde England, and bear in mind the Germans will have none of it.

I think sooner or later the French will find the middle ground and for some reason I can never take the Italians seriously, they are political flirts. Austria is too small to mean much. The coming recession is going to shake them all down.

My $0.02😉

14 10 2008
Soldotna Sue

Good night, My Friends. I don’t know how I’d keep my sanity without you. I live in a sea of deep red. You are the only people I can talk to about my hopes and fears for Barack, for Joe, and for all of us. I have such wonderful dreams for a better, more loving, peaceful world and I know that you share these dreams with me.

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (00:47:00) :

And did you see that Jorge Haider on the heels of his political comeback for his Far Right party got killed in a car accident? Maybe the death of his party, too. Re : France, in the last Pres elections the Front National and Jean-Marie Le Pen suffered a disasterous defeat, but unfortunately many people believe that it was because a lot of the anti-immigrant, France for the (white, catholic) French feeling went mainstream and those who formerly voted Le Pen voted Sarkozy this time around. Is this what will happen in the States?

14 10 2008
angryxer

Hi Soldotna,

Glad you found the Mudflats refuge! I can’t imagine being surrounded by the deep red sea. When I’m not online I’m venting political outrage with my fellow obsessed blue-staters. It’s a freaking marathon trying to get through this thing; difficult even with Obama buds on hand to commiserate with. Hang in there!

Ok, really really bed this time.

14 10 2008
RDinNC

This Safety Bear issue makes me wonder if there will be additional “grizzly” discoveries. I can’t ‘bear’ the thought!!

Mudflats Rocks. Thanks for the huge laugh and for all you do to expose the absurdity that is Sarah Palin. Here’s to hoping that Palin soon goes into hibernation.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Jamie, let me just say I believe a Democrat win will cause a tectonic shift.

As for the French, there may be a point to what people are saying there – however, that impression may soon fade and the idea become irrelevant compared to the battle for the daily baguette. When that happens, I can see France turning in the direction of the old days when the French were communists at heart. France has always been a law unto herself, but she won’t be able to avoid the universal suffering coming down the pike. Politics isn’t going to mean a whole lot – except as a topic for endless debate and argument (business as usual). My only French friend is firmly on the side of Obama.

And the Austrian guy – you bet I saw ….. every time I noticed the headline it got my attention immediately, in case it really said “Australian”.😀 I will speak to my Austrian friend soon, and get her impression.

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@ Aussie Puck Mule Hussein :

Actually I think that the main reason Sarko was elected was because for some inexplicable reason Royal moved left – farther and farther left as the campaign went on and nobody really wants that except the communists- the country couldn’t afford it. I know that the French are 150% behind Obama – in part hoping that the US will lead the western world in electing someone who isn’t white but mostly for his views and aura of calm and diplomacy.

And France like a lot of the world is in deep doo-doo now, enormous job losses and small businesses closing and prices going sky high (about 10 US $/gallon for gas). But you are right – when do people get past blaming someone else for their troubles? Le Pen was good at convincing a lot of the less educated that it was the “immigrants” and that does seem to be shifting. I think they are actually going to start shifting away from the communist/socialist ideology for an American/free market/free enterprise system. Good!

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Jamie

I know that the French are 150% behind Obama – in part hoping that the US will lead the western world in electing someone who isn’t white but mostly for his views and aura of calm and diplomacy.

That’s pretty much all you need to know. The French are good people – but irascible.😉

14 10 2008
Proud2BUSA aka Krinkle Bearcat

OMG – there are beginning to be no words to describe Sarah Palin and this election. I am assuming that Safety Bear will now be a Caribou Barbie accessory and available soon?

14 10 2008
Bobg

For those that missed Rachel Maddow’s show today her website states that it will be rebroadcast at 11:00 AM.

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

14 10 2008
Bobg

Jamie Floridian in France-Diplomacy? Sarkozy gave us an example of how it’s done in the Georgia crisis so it shouldn’t be too hard for our elected leaders to learn it. I’ve noticed that we can be slow learners some time though.

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

14 10 2008
Kittitians for Obama
14 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Thanks for the videos of Frum/Maddow. Man, did David not do his homework? Does he think because she uses humour she’s not a serious intellectual? He absolutely lost that one and bravo to Rachel.

David, did you know she went to “grad school in England.” ? as she modestly called it on Letterman.

14 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod

Jim, aka Pitt Bull Hockey P. (20:04:16) :

hose Hussein hotrod:

{http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/}

many thanks, Jim!!

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Bobg :

I went onto the link you suggested and read the letter from Cheapskate. My younger brother, the only Republican in our immediate family and the only to vote Bush in 2000, told us a story – a couple of years after GWB tok office, my younger brother decided to write a letter to his President – an e-mail address found on-line and available to all Americans who would like to write to their elected officials. He basically explained, in as polite and diplomatic a manner as possible, that “I voted for you in 2000 and I would like you to know that I am not happy with some of the decisions you have made since you have taken office. As a Republican and as someone who voted for you, I would like you to know that if you continue making these kind of policy decisions, continue in the same direction, then I will not vote for you in 2004 and you may lose other voters like me.” And he sent off the e-mail, forwarding a copy to other elected officials (his senator, reps, etc).

The next morning he awoke and looked out his front window. Parked across the street in the church parking lot was a white, unmarked van and a local police car. Hmmm. Finally, he left his house, got in his car and noticed that the driver of the white van jumped into the van and started his engine. My bro’ realized that the white van tailed him all the way to work, waited for him and followed him home. The next morning the white van was gone. I gotta say, my bro’ was furious!!! You can’t even write a letter to an elected official without being suspected of being a kook? I think that started his personal Republican unraveling. I know he voted Kerry in 04, and when I asked about this election he said “I’m voting for anybody that gets those damn Republicans out of the White House!”

14 10 2008
whitehawk

Nothing Sarah Palin or John McCain say is the truth. They are driven to despair, with almost a sense of entitlement, these two candidate’s have divided the country and by the very definition of Terrorist….they are both “terrorists”. Forget the Jeremiah Wright stuff……..that truthfully is the truth about America, forget the William Ayres radicalism in the 60’s……I also a 60’s youth, my parents took in draft dodgers, William Ayres felt as I did, the government was sending it”s young to die in a war that was illegal. Sound familiar? 4500 dead soldiers in Iraq and no solution. That is what William Ayres was about, and I respect his anger toward federal and state officers to injure, kill, setup all the civil disobedient youth that wouldn’t join and serve the war, even protesting was a sting operation by the government. Would you like you child taken and sent to a foreign land for an illegal war? This is the stupididty of the Republican Party. World domination. Same with the TransCanada Pipeline……………too much, it”s OIL, OIL, and Wealth for the wealthy. Let the ordinary Joe and Jae suffer.

McCain is the most dishonerable man ever to serve in militaty. A songbird by nature………gave the enemy everything and the torture? No, McCain had it better than all the other POW, then left hundreds behind. Why did he desert those MIA’s and POW’s? Because he’s part of the evil that happens in Republican Wars and the World is fed up with this crap. Fed up with America’s elite and administration. It cannot even take care of their own people, yet supply weapons for wars elsewhere for profit. Disgusting.

14 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Jamie, Floridian in France (07:05:31) :

“I’m voting for anybody that gets those damn Republicans out of the White House!”

Dang! I thought he was going to say “white van.”

14 10 2008
nigel

hell, why not have them taken out in a white van?

14 10 2008
grumpy

When we hear Palen speak in those nonsensical sentences composed of poor english, run on sentences, be glad shes not answering the phone at 3AM with some poor beffudled General on the other end of the call with his finger on the button ready to blow everyone to oblivion.

14 10 2008
SoCal Muchacha

Oh no, NOT the table of vegetables being overturned!!!! (Says the vegetarian. ;)) Thanks for pulling out that nugget of absurdity to the nth degree. Can’t say that I’d have the stomach or the patience to sift through 2 paragraphs of Palin-related nonsense, let alone 236 pages.🙂

And drats, drats, drats to hearing Rachel use the lovely L word last night. We had a wee bit of a fire (okay, BIG fire–pics/vids on my blog if you’re interested) practically in our backyard here last night (Juliet Fire on Camp Pendleton), so the TV not packed to possibly evacuate was definitely tuned into local news and not as it usually is, on Keith’s show, then Rachel’s. Keith is getting set to lambaste the idiot on Rachel’s show last night, so off I go to watch.🙂

14 10 2008
SoCal Muchacha

PS In case it wasn’t clear, the nugget of absurdity I was referencing was the Safety Bear…not the overturned table of vegetables. Now THAT would be a waste of good food.😉

14 10 2008
murrowcronkite

Our Country I am really sad to realize is becoming a characterized fiction, really bad fiction. I would’nt buy this book.

14 10 2008
Bell

Mudflats, your the greatest! I can’t wait to check in on November 5th🙂

15 10 2008
Alvin C

I saw the Safety Bear and had the opportunity to buy my very own Safety Bear merchandise at the Alaska State Trooper Museum in downtown Anchorage. If I had known that Trooper Wooten was in that costume, I’d have taken more pictures.

15 10 2008
Kalev

you really suck!! all of you . to support a terrorist racist baby killing america hating muslim. if youre white youre white trash

if youre black you just want a black president . someday it may happen but obad-man is NOT the one to do it.

15 10 2008
PollieGraph - The Enema We Had to Have

[…] Of course lots of things don’t exist in Miranda Devine’s world, like reality. She seems to have skipped the part where Palin recently ignored calls at rallies such as “kill Obama” and “off with his head” or the Republican lead Troopergate inquiry, finding Palin abused her power as Governor and lives in fear of Safety Bear. […]




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