Tina Fey Leaving the Planet?

13 10 2008

Here’s a good midday chuckle.

Need a good reason (another one, I mean) not to vote for Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin?

How about to save Tina Fey’s life?

“If she wins, I’m done,” Fey tells TV Guide. “I can’t do that for four years. And by ‘I’m done,’ I mean I’m leaving Earth.”

But that will not keep her from continuing to spoof the former beauty queen right up to election day. And with good reason. The New York Post notes that political impersonations can actually do in a politician.

“Presidential impersonators do influence elections, and in this one, Tina Fey is well on her way to ruining Sarah Palin’s political career,” said Jerald Podair, a professor of American Studies at Lawrence University.

“Election time is always good for [‘SNL’], and this is a bonkers election,” Fey tells TV Guide in the upcoming issue with “30 Rock’s” Alec Baldwin on the cover. And that lady is a media star. She is a fascinating person, she’s very likable. She’s fun to play, and the two bits with Amy Poehler, that was super fun.”

So a few more weeks is doable. But having to be Palin for the next four years would be a frightening full-time job.


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13 10 2008
Lulu

For more humor, Lindsay Lohan will dress up as Sarah Palin for Halloween–http://www.dlisted.com/node/28734

13 10 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

TINA FEY For anything she wants!!!!

13 10 2008
Jim, aka Pitt Bull Hockey P.

Do it for the children. And Tina Fey!

13 10 2008
Lulu

And Lindsay Lohan’s partner Samantha Ronson will dress up as Todd Palin on Halloween:

http://www.dlisted.com/node/28734

13 10 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

I sit here, watching the news, checking the liberal blogs for good news…. but I have to return here every few minutes…. Thanks, AKM…..I mean Brian!!!!!

BTW how is my favorite moose????

Check back on tonights Open Thread! 🙂 AKM

13 10 2008
Halcrow

McCain’s selection of Palin as his running mate has certainly been good for the personal economies and financial well-being of those who are comedy writers or comedians/comediennes/late-night TV hosts.

13 10 2008
BigPete

….”spoofing Palin”?…….quoting Palin word-for-word (verbatim, for you elitists) got the biggest laughs!

13 10 2008
Michele

Not sure that I buy that a comedy impersonator’s schtick can ruin a politician’s career, though. If that were true, how do you explain Bush’s re-election? If anything, Tina Fey makes Sarah seem more llikable than she actually is.

13 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I’m afraid I’ll have to go with her if McCain/Palin win.

13 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Tina is great!!

13 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Let Sarah leave the planet instead.

13 10 2008
reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin

Canvasser to undecided boomer couple: “If you’re still unsure about Obama, then consider it a vote for Tina Fey !!!”

13 10 2008
Brian aka Snooker Hinge Palin

And if Tina Fey leaves the Earth, I’ll leave the country!

Tina Fey has satirized Palin so well that most voters will not be able to distinguish between a remark made by Tina as Palin and a remark made by Sarah as Palin. And, for purposes of the election, that’s a good thing.

13 10 2008
Lin Hussein

I’ve been lurking for a few days and have become fond of mudflats. I wonder if anyone else thinks Sarah’s clothes are getting tighter fitting. I have never seen a professional woman wear such tight clothes….except for Ali McBeal maybe.

13 10 2008
Lulu

If you want to protest Sarah Palin’s appearance on SNL on 10/25/08, write to: lorne@lornemichaels.com

13 10 2008
AnneinWA

There have been MANY moments I have felt as though I was already living on a “different planet” during this election!

Irishgirl aka puck mule (14:57:38) :

Let Sarah leave the planet instead.

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@Irishgirl

I’m with you! Maybe the folks on her new planet need a moose skinner!

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Lin Hussein–maybe “our lady of the menses” is preggers…AGAIN!!! Gasp!

13 10 2008
drchill

Leaving Earth !
Things got you down !?

: )

13 10 2008
ocliberal

http://www.andrewhalcro.com/troopergate_report_harbor_adjustment_service

I don’t know if this has already been posted but I didn’t see it. Maurene Wilkes posted a letter over on Andrew Halcro’s blog denying and threatening.

But more interesting are the reponses below including the supposed ‘disgruntled’ employee who called Branchflower.

I agree with another poster on Halcro’s blog who says Wilke’s doth protest too much.

Very interested! And especially interesting how small-towon Alaska really is. This is a very intersting blog. Read the responses.

13 10 2008
Shikago

AKM- But having to be Palin for the next four years would be a frightening full-time job.

Good luck with that Todd. . .

13 10 2008
Shikago

MSNBC reported this morning the SNL Palin story is only a myth. SNL has no agreement with SP to appear on 10/25 or ever at this point.

13 10 2008
MJC

Now McCain Campaign Says He Will Offer Economic Proposals Tomorrow. (Hmmm…Are you sure this time John?)

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

13 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

I think we can credit Tina Fey for causing much of the general public to believe that Palin actually said she can see Russia from her house. While it was indeed idiotic for Palin to cite Alaska’s proximity to Russia as a key part of her foreign policy experience, Tina Fey managed to push the remarks to a whole new level of ridiculousness.

I hope Tina goes on every SNL episode from now until Election Day. I don’t think it helps Palin at all. But, I guess I am a little biased…

13 10 2008
nearlynormalized

Tina Fey & Rachel Maddow, my heros!!!

13 10 2008
nearlynormalized

Tina Fey & Rachel Maddow, my heros!!!

13 10 2008
Lulu

Shikago wrote: “SNBC reported this morning the SNL Palin story is only a myth. SNL has no agreement with SP to appear on 10/25 or ever at this point.”

Hope you’re right but gossip columnist Cindy Adams wrote otherwise on Friday:

http://www.nypost.com/seven/10102008/gossip/cindy/golly__palin_to_play_herself_on_snl_132932.htm?page=0

13 10 2008
KIM

Save Tina Fey!
Anybody know where I can buy the t-shirt ?🙂

13 10 2008
Xenon

“Presidential impersonators do influence elections, and in this one, Tina Fey is well on her way to ruining Sarah Palin’s political career,” said Jerald Podair, a professor of American Studies at Lawrence University.”

Sorry, Jerry: Palin is already doing that all on her own…

13 10 2008
Gryphen

As if we needed another reason to vote against the McCain/Palin ticket.

VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN AND SAVE TINA FEY!!!!

Well if this doesn’t win the election for them I don’t know what will.

13 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

hmm… what was the name of that cult that claimed that they were going to be scooped up by Halley’s comet that time? Perhaps we could line up the Kool-aid, all get nekked, invite Tina Fey and hitch a ride off the Earth!

13 10 2008
Lulu

Ripley wrote “Hmm… what was the name of that cult that claimed that they were going to be scooped up by Halley’s comet that time? Perhaps we could line up the Kool-aid, all get nekked, invite Tina Fey and hitch a ride off the Earth!”

Heaven’s Gate?

13 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

THAT’s the one! Nice pull-it-outta-thin-air there!

13 10 2008
Bea

Yeah, you all remember how Will Ferrell’s spot-on, devastating impression of George W. Bush cost him the election in 2000, don’t you??

13 10 2008
NMJ

Off topic, but I finally got the 2 videos in “Stapleton, This Town Ain’t Big Enough…” to play on my laptop and…OMG! I agree with everyone else:

Les Gara for Governor! Oh, wait…I’m not an Alaskan. Gee, AKM, will you vote my proxy?

13 10 2008
JuneauAlaska

Well . . . I lived in Alaska for 26 years, but recently returned to the Lower 48 because of the Palin administration (I worked for the State of Alaska). I’m with Tina Fey on fleeing yet again!

13 10 2008
Digital Dame

@Lin Hussein

I thought the outfit she wore to the debate was pretty skintight. My guess was she was hoping to distract everyone from her words by putting those beauty pageant skills to use.

13 10 2008
Hawk

Very nice Sarah Palin posters I found on Craigslist

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/pol/878061595.html

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

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13 10 2008
Syndee

Did I hear wrong, or was not the promo for Hardball tonight all about whether troopergate would hurt mccain? Didn’t hear a thing? Did i miss it?

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2008

ROLANDS
1904 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

in the World Famous Strip District

Starting at 6PM

Hello All Greater Pittsburgh Mudpuppies,

We will have ROLANDS ENTIRE SECOND FLOOR PRIVATE AREA for OUR 1st INDOOR Mini-MudStock for all the Mudpuppies, their SO’s, family, friends, and invited guests in the Greater Pittsburgh Area!

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The whole idea here for all of us is to “Get By With a Little Help From My Friends” to call this amazing get together.

We are now up to 17 people who have checked in so far!

We could still easily fit 30-40 people in there if I have a head count by Wednesday night with maybe some final last additions to the head count up until NLT 5PM Thursday. This is to help their cook plan ahead for Friday night.

Anyone in this area wishing to attend please contact me at HamletsMillMudFlats@gmail.com

Maybe a younger Joe Cocker is in order…now that…THIS IS ON!
(with homage to Irishman Henry McCullough on his Gold Body Gibson Les Paul !)

And, hopefully, by the end of the evening Humphrey Bogart will speak for all of us!

13 10 2008
whichferret

@Lulu

Let me start by saying this is not a rant at you personally….k?

Um that may have been an attempt at humor, but the terms used in that “article”/blog are so disgraceful and derogatory and really need to be stopped. There is no call for anyone including a celebrity to be called names like Hohan.

I am not upset at you sharing the funny story about celebs making fun of the candidate they don’t agree with, but I just wish there could have been a better story about it. But then again given who she is, maybe there isn’t one out there about her.

Which Hussein Ferret Proud Democrat Voter Stuck in a Red State

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

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At least 3 HOURS OF LOVE AND PEACE!!!

At the 1st INDOOR Mini-MudStock In The Greater Pittsburgh Area

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2008

ROLANDS
1904 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

in the World Famous Strip District

Starting at 6PM

Hello All Greater Pittsburgh Mudpuppies,

We will have ROLANDS ENTIRE SECOND FLOOR PRIVATE AREA for OUR 1st INDOOR Mini-MudStock for all the Mudpuppies, their SO’s, family, friends, and invited guests in the Greater Pittsburgh Area!

http://www.rolandsseafoodgrill.com/

The whole idea here for all of us is to “Get By With a Little Help From My Friends” to call this amazing get together.

We are now up to 17 people who have checked in so far!

We could still easily fit 30-40 people in there if I have a head count by Wednesday night with maybe some final last additions to the head count up until NLT 5PM Thursday. This is to help their cook plan ahead for Friday night.

Anyone in this area wishing to attend please contact me at HamletsMillMudFlats@gmail.com

Maybe a younger Joe Cocker is in order…now that…THIS IS ON!
(with homage to Irishman Henry McCullough on his Gold Body Gibson Les Paul !)

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOwl_APqVm4

And, hopefully, by the end of the evening Humphrey Bogart will speak for all of us!

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0_S2J9c2H4

13 10 2008
Anonymous

Awwwwwww! Say it aint so Joe. We will miss you Tina.

13 10 2008
Bea

Gryphen (15:38:07) :

As if we needed another reason to vote against the McCain/Palin ticket.

VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN AND SAVE TINA FEY!!!!

______

I made need a T-shirt with that on the front. And on the back:

“If you don’t want Tina launched to space,
There’s only one choice in this race!”

13 10 2008
Blue Idaho

If Sara goes on SNL do you think they will boooo her?

13 10 2008
SoCal Bob

I think Tina deserves an Oscar for her imitation of Palin. Good stuff.

13 10 2008
OFFICIALLY

Lulu…thanks. I just dropped Loren and told him I will not be watching SNL if Palin is going to make an appearance.

Letterman; now him I trust to give her enough rope to humiliate herself, the party and Alaska. SNL I don’t.

13 10 2008
Hawk

I agree with SoCal Bob, but for TV work you can be awarded an Emmy, for movie work you can be awarded an Oscar (a/k/a an Academy Award).

13 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

I want to leave too – Tina take me with you!

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

If Sara goes on SNL do you think they will boooo her?
_______________

I think stony silence would be far more telling

13 10 2008
drew from little ol texas

Keith on Countdown is gonna have a segment on Palin’s House being Built by contractors that built the sports complex !!! 10/13/08 @ 7:03pm Central Time !!

13 10 2008
Alice, nee Copper Hussein Lipstick Palin

Yeah, hell to the NO for dlister.com’s homophobic slurs. If I want homophobia, I’ll just re register as a Repug and attend the First WasillaBilly Assembly of Gawd Church.
But to all regular Mudpuppies ( Lulu included) and especially AKM, a hi and virtual hugs from this first time poster from NC who has lurked since she first saw Mudflats mentioned on Pam’s House Blend. ( like 8/30 or 8/31…) This blog with its amazing reporting , its brave and wonderful AKM and some of the wittiest denizens on the net have kept me sane and given me something to laugh about.
Anybody got suggestions for a good place to buy some yellow rainbots?

13 10 2008
Alice, nee Copper Hussein Lipstick Palin

make that a pair of yellow rainboots
derrr

13 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

ATTENTION ALL MUDPUPPIES IN THE PITTSBURGH AND W.PA. AREA

THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR

At least 3 HOURS OF LOVE AND PEACE!!!

At the 1st INDOOR Mini-MudStock In The Greater Pittsburgh Area

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2008

ROLANDS
1904 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

in the World Famous Strip District

Starting at 6PM

Hello All Greater Pittsburgh Mudpuppies,

We will have ROLANDS ENTIRE SECOND FLOOR PRIVATE AREA for OUR 1st INDOOR Mini-MudStock for all the Mudpuppies, their SO’s, family, friends, and invited guests in the Greater Pittsburgh Area!

The whole idea here for all of us is to “Get By With a Little Help From My Friends” to call this amazing get together.

We are now up to 17 people who have checked in so far!

We could still easily fit 30-40 people in there if I have a head count by Wednesday night with maybe some final last additions to the head count up until NLT 5PM Thursday. This is to help their cook plan ahead for Friday night.

Anyone in this area wishing to attend please contact me at HamletsMillMudFlats@gmail.com

13 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

I love Tina Fey. If she’s leaving the earth, I want to go, too!

What is the area of expertise of that schmuck who said that Tina’s ruining Palin’s career? I think he’s got it backwards, myself. As long as Tina keeps making her bearable with those PERFECT impressions, we can take the Palin reality for just a little while longer (without resorting to unfortunate behavior of some kind) I think that Palin’s national career ends in about 3 weeks–oh please, please!!!–but it has nothing to do with Tina Fey. I think Tina is prolonging her career (none of us want HER to leave) and the least Sarah can do in return is keep providing material for her and all the other comedians and songwriters out there in these troubled economic times** sound of violin music, please

But really, I’ve got to get back to laminating and cutting out my Sarah Palin masks: one for me, one for the boss, one for my sister-in-law, etc.
Catch you mudpups later!

13 10 2008
Gus Philpott

I object to the Tina Fey for Governor sign pictured. Please change it to Tina Fey for President.

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

KO is all over Sarah and Co. tonight…. balm for the soul!

13 10 2008
NY Dem

Keith is on fire so far !

Will have a Troopergate segment and a House-gate segment coming up later in the show.

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

Alice, nee Copper Hussein Lipstick Palin (16:06:25) :

make that a pair of yellow rainboots
derrr

I bought my boots at Target.com

13 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Scalper Palin)

I love it – Republicans are turning for Obama!

13 10 2008
Michele

I posted to a forum for psychologists asking what would account for someone repeatedly and unabashedly lying and seeming to be unaware/unphased by it.
It is really disturbing and more than a little unnerving that Palin is completely oblivious to lying. Even more disturbing that so many people are willing to let her get away with it.

13 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Did anyone else catch all the great endorsements for Obama this weekend? From papers in swing states, papers that endorsed W in 04, and papers in red parts of blue states! I blogged on it today with links to all the editorials so they’re right there in one spot — and they open in a separate window to make for easier reading. Enjoy! People are beginning to see in Obama what we’ve seen all along.

Palmdale, CA

13 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

@ Alice, nee Copper Hussein Lipstick Palin

Sorry Alice, we only have yellow flip flops in Florda🙂

13 10 2008
Zim in Oz

WOW !!!

Boston Globe endorses Obama…..a fabulous read.

Obama for President
{http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2008/10/13/obama_for_president/}

13 10 2008
Grace RN NJ

Jay Leno had a good line-Palin says she can see the moon from her porch, so she’s qualified to be an astronaut.

Good line of work for her-“to the moon with you, Alice/Sarah!!”

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Worth noting is that Tina Fey has nailed Palin using Palin’s own words and own gestures, which are absurd and funny. Tina happens to resemble Palin, or vice versa.

Nobody has nailed Obama, perhaps because his words and gestures are not absurd and funny.

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Whoopsie… talking about the Palin’s house on Obermann… Ummmmmmmm Sarah, have you EVER been honest?

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Oh, Please God, don’t let anything happen to our wonderful man…this is getting too good to be true…

Does anyone else love the thought of Sasha and Malia as ADORABLE first kids?

13 10 2008
braveny

@Michele
there is a term for it.. the more you lie the more you believe in the lie and to the tune that you think the lie is the truth

13 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

OT, but KO did a great job on the Palin’s house story and also on the troopergate result of Abuse of Power…from AKM’s lips to Keith’s ear! 😉

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

OMG.. it’s just one thing after another on Keith… west coast/mountain time folks, watch it when you can on MSNBC…

and yes, they will make great first kids! And I don’t think they have had breast augmentation, ew. That was nasty, but really, have you looked at Meghan?

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

Damn it…

Hey muddies.. I missed most of it, but MSNBC just had the editor of the Village Voice on KO’s show.. He went thru it all.. In person..

This could be the end of the darling Pitbull.. This story needed network exposure..

Check out KO’s reruns.. This is awesome!!

13 10 2008
braveny

confabulate – unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one’s memory

13 10 2008
used to participate

Where are all the more cerebrial people who early on, on this site who openly participated in thoughtful debate on this blog? I don’t see their names anymore…could it be that they have lost interest? Why? I believe it is the result of intelligent conversation with others apparently seems less and less.

I love healthy debate, but more recently the dialogue on this site has lowered its level of professionalism, and the intelligent blogs are getting fewer and fewer. I’m very worried that all the original efforts of the site builder making this a platform with which intelligent research can be read and enjoyed, as well as being entertaining and enlightening is starting to fall shortl.

I fear that many who used to blog here often have discontinued their participation because they see the same very “sillyness” that the McCain/Palin campaign is been accused of.

Please, everyone…use discretion, not high school gutter talk and bathroom humor, then maybe some of our more interesting and prolific bloggers will return to the forum.

let’s not let the fools take over our forum…

Speaking of “forum”, there is an entire forum available for discussion on a wide variety of topics. Just click on the Mudflats Forum on the sidebar. Many Mudflatters prefer that venue for conversation. AKM

13 10 2008
yvonne in Pennsylvania

At the philly game Saturday someone had a sign up that said, Palin!

“I Can See You Political Future Going Down The Drain From My House”

I thought that was Funny as Heck! Anyway I read today that SNL won’t be back until after the election,So I guess no Tina Fey.

13 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

I was also offended by the DLister article. Why is Lindsay Lohan a “ho” for having a long term relationship with a female? Please.

Speaking of which-a gay friend of mine was with her partner for 7 years, paying most of the bills while her partner finished her doctorate. She even co-signed a car note for her, because her partner (as a foreign exchange student) could not get a loan. Now that she is completing her doctorate in December, she decided to move back to Europe and *not* take my friend. She is stuck with the car loan, as well as all of the debt. If they could have legally married, there would at least be an equitable division of debt. Instead, my friend is looking at bankruptcy.

13 10 2008
Bruce

My video on 2 Alaskan women speaking out on Palin has gotten almost 30,000 hits on CNN iReport in 6 hours:

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-113360

(http://thebruceblog.wordpress.com)

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

yvonne.. SNL isn’t.. but their news is a 30 min version on thursdays..

And i’m still giddy over her house..

Is Keith Olbermann the BEST reporter on TV??? I VOTE YES!!!

Rachel, you’re cute and a close second dearest..

13 10 2008
Lara

@ Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:40:49) : Worth noting is that Tina Fey has nailed Palin using Palin’s own words and own gestures, which are absurd and funny.

I was thinking the same thing. I don’t think it’s satire if you just use their words and mannerism. Okay, I’ll admit there was A LITTLE exaggeration in mannerisms. But not much (but oh so effecgtive).

Okay, I’ll admit that it was only around half to two-thirds of the skit that was using Sarah’s words. the rest she made up. I guess that part is satire.

13 10 2008
no more
13 10 2008
Scott Palin

I am calling in from Santa Barbar, CA. I have to tell you I love your blogs. I have heard so much more that makes sense here than what I’ve been seeing in the news. What you are all saying has the ring of truth to it and like many others from all around the “lower 48″ I am thankful!

Never thought I’d be getting my news from Mudflats though. It is nice to hear from people who really know Sarah because down here all we see is very filtered.

When the vote was happening on Fri. I felt like I was waiting in the hallway with you guys. And where else to hear the verdict first?

So I have been wondering how you all feel about her coming back to AK and continuing on as your gov.? Been seeing some signs of impeachment talk, but is that from just a small group, or is it more wide spread?

13 10 2008
Viva

@Hawk (15:45:58) :

Very nice Sarah Palin posters I found on Craigslist

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/pol/878061595.html

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

Nice ….. thanks, Hawk

13 10 2008
bonniefayinnc

The state of North Carolina is looking a little bluer tonight. Both Richard Petty AND Dean Smith have publically come out to support Obama! Go Heels! Haven’t heard SP talk about NASCAR dads yet. Hee.

13 10 2008
NMJ

This was posted by someone else way back in the list of posts, and it has become one of my very favorite McPain videos. Oh, and be sure you’re sitting down, or you may fall down laughing!

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=d-QevraCQUc

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

@usedtoparticpate…I apologize for not meeting your standards. I enjoy the information and opinions I receive from this site. It keeps me sane in these strange times. What did you have in mind for “cerebral discourse?”

13 10 2008
0whole1

> Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.:
> hmm… what was the name of that cult that claimed that they were going to be scooped up by Halley’s comet that time?

Heaven’s Gate, I think.

13 10 2008
Regi

Nobody has nailed Obama, perhaps because his words and gestures are not absurd and funny.

This guy has a future !

13 10 2008
ds55

Gosh, Richard Lewis… bless his heart… he’s talking in run-on sentences just like Sarah Palin. It’s so entertaining!

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca
13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps
13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

He’s doing a good job! And we can follow his conversational thread, also.

13 10 2008
Viva

@bonniefayinnc (16:52:45) :

The state of North Carolina is looking a little bluer tonight. Both Richard Petty AND Dean Smith have publically come out to support Obama! Go Heels! Haven’t heard SP talk about NASCAR dads yet. Hee.

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

Darlin’ you are MISTAKEN! The whole NASCAR event is in support of McCain.

13 10 2008
reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin

Woo hoo ! our FL repug Gov. Charlie Crist has semi-redeemed himself: he bowed out of supporting McCain at a rally … and went to Disney World instead ! lol I guess Charlie opted for Mickey and Minnie instead of Goofy🙂

13 10 2008
0whole1

> It is really disturbing and more than a little unnerving that Palin is completely oblivious to lying.

I dunno…seems like the logical conclusion of Rove politics of hate, or of five-year-olds on a play ground. If you discredit both your opponents and the impartial fact-checkers so that your followers automatically disbelieve them you can turn discourse into propaganda moments.

Or, in a nutshell, “What I say is so, and yo mama smells.”

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

To Used to participate–
“Where are all the more cerebrial people who early on, on this site who openly participated in thoughtful debate on this blog?”

I may not be as highbrow as you but i do know it’s spelled “cerebral” not “cerebrial.”

I think we’re pretty thoughtful and downright witty, doggone it:-)

13 10 2008
AnneinWA

This has been a highly-charged political season, accompanied by an world-wide economic crisis. I sometimes find myself in a frenzy, feeling a though I should do “something” to stop the craziness…but I don’t know what to do. Well, last night, I read a short article about our own Joe Biden that made me sob…in a good way.I t reminded me there are always actions we can take to lift others (and ourselves) up.

This short piece – a young man’s remembrance of our guy Joe – reminded me about the very best qualities we have, as human beings, to share with each other. If you have a few spare moments, read this ENTIRE moving, inspirational testimonial regarding the character of Joe Biden.

“Joe Biden’s Tears Remembered”

Steven Petrow

It starts like this:

“As I watched Senator Joe Biden tear up at the tale end of the much ballyhooed vice presidential debate, I had a visceral moment of déjà vu. In case you missed what jump started it, the senior senator from Delaware became momentarily misty-eyed as he refuted the notion that “just because I am a man” he couldn’t understand what it’s like to wonder whether or not a child would “make it” after a life-threatening accident. Watching him that evening, it was hard not to think about Biden’s honorable character and love of family — especially as we now know his mother-in-law was to die the morning after.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-petrow/joe-bidens-tears-remember_b_133902.html

13 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Hey, “used to participate”–it’s “cerebral”

13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Didn’t get a reaction to the ‘New Yorker’ article I posted for ‘usedtoparticipate’, I guess it was too “cerebrial” for her/him/

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

used to participate (16:45:58) ,

Oh I don’t know. I can’t wait to drop in for the wide-ranging buffet. A little of this, some of that, lots of truth. And much good natured camaraderie. Mudflats feeds me.

Thanks to all Mudflatters!!!

13 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Barbara Boxer is on Rachel Maddow now and very smart! Talking about a “new New Deal”

13 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

maybe “used to” meant mercurial and cerebral…..

and just to “set the record straight”, this group I have come to know and enjoy over these many LONG weeks are the smartest, wittiest, most thought-provoking bunch I have come across in many places. Real life, or on-line life, you people and AKM rate right up there.

And the little jabs we take are a way of releasing pent up frustration and trying to get or have a laugh.

So there! Nyah Nyah *thumbs nose*

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

FYI –
Keith Olbermann brought up “housegate” tonight on Countdown and had a guest on who knew something about it. I just caught the end of it when I walked in the door tonight. Countdown will be run again tonight in an hour or two on MSNBC so I’ll have to watch it.

All I caught was something about the Palins using the same folks that built the sports complex to build their house “FOR FREE”.

13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Lets hope the IRS were watching!

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Wow, KO was amazing tonight, he must have been reading Mudflats all week-end. He came right out and said, the Palins built there house with arena funds…he even had a back-up reporter putting legs on the story. This is huge! I think there is a bulldozer or many even many bulldozers looking into the records up there in AK these days. Many more good things came out on KO, hope it’s on again later because I want to watch it again, watching Racheal right now.

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

“In North Carolina there is a famous old liberal named Dean Smith, who coached the Tar Heels for a million years before retiring to become a bleeding heart. He has officially endorsed Barack Obama for president . . . ”
http://wonkette.com/403459/important-basketball-person-dean-smith-endorses-obama

Endorsement——————–
There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option. That is why Linnea and I are writing to urge you to join Barack Obama’s campaign for President. There are pivotal moments in history when the right decision by a nation can change its course for the better — opening up new paths before us and providing future generations with opportunities that we had not thought possible. This coming election provides one of those moments. Linnea and I believe Barack Obama is the right leader at this critical juncture. I have written that when coaching a team, you must be prepared to make changes to meet new challenges and obstacles. We must be prepared to do the same as a nation. Now, it is the United States that needs a change in direction… and a change in leadership. Join Barack Obama today by volunteering in your corner of North Carolina:

http://nc.barackobama.com/jointhesmiths

Linnea and I respect all that Senator McCain has done for our country. However, we feel strongly that it is Barack Obama who offers the real leadership our nation needs to tap its potential as a land of opportunity — even as we face difficult times at home and abroad. Senator Obama is a patriotic American, a committed Christian, a good family man, and a man who shares the bedrock values that most North Carolinians have in common: fairness, hard work, respect for others, and personal responsibility. And he has the vision and judgment to help us push through this period of uncertainty to a time of greater economic stability and greater security from threats abroad. If you believe America needs to set a new course, then the time to join us is now. If you are already an Obama supporter, please step up to help our campaign. There are only about three weeks left before Election Day, and if we are going to move away from the failed policies of the past, then we need your help now. So we encourage you to get out there and get involved — talk to your neighbors and sign up to volunteer today.

Get involved now: http://nc.barackobama.com/jointhesmiths

And pass this email along to those you think might be interested. This election is too important to stand on the sidelines and watch history pass us by. Thank you,

Coach Dean Smith and Linnea Smith
Chapel Hill, NC

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

GJ in Idaho,
I’m glad you got to watch it. I just caught a piece of it. Yes, MSNBC will air Keith again in an hour or two.

This is huge. I love it.

Isn’t this exactly the reason why Ted Stevens is on trial? However, he only got some home improvements – not an ENTIRE house.

13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Anybody else think SP may have an urgent family crisis soon?

McCain must be livid – and we all know an angry McCain is not a good thing!

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

bonniefayinnc (16:52:45), was the Dean Smith endorsement on the Obama site what you are referring to?

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

UK lady,
I think it’s too late for Palin’s “family crisis”. At least I hope it is. Sarah is the gift that keeps on giving.

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

“Didn’t get a reaction to the ‘New Yorker’ article I posted for ‘usedtoparticipate’, I guess it was too “cerebrial” for her/him”

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

It was way too cerebrial for me…I kept scrollin’ and scrollin’ and it never stopped! Good one, UK lady–btw, I love your posts!

13 10 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

The Dean Smith endorsement must be huge in North Carolina. That is great news.

13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

She is a generous gal, Yup! Yup!

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27159596/

Good story in the New Yorker (today’s date)

13 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Thanks to Connie Schultz on MSNBC now talking about Palin’s stump speeches as inciting “hate speech”–she’s speaking truth!

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Let’s give everyone a break here – Heaven only knows we’ve all had typos and what looks like misspellings.

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

bonniefayinnc (16:52:45) and Viva (17:01:12),

“Concord, N.C. — Republican presidential candidate John McCain picked up an endorsement on Saturday from NASCAR legend Richard Petty, according to press release from the McCain campaign.”
http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/story/3719715/

Would have been fun to find out Petty was backing Obama.

13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Well thank you Lock Pepper, it’s always nice to be appreciated. Will say g’night now as it’s 2.30am here, see you all tomorrow I hope.

13 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Dean Smith’s endorsement here in NC is HUGE–he’s close to sainthood here in Chapel Hill, and he’s gone out on a limb many times when it wasn’t easy or fun to do so. He came out against the death penalty–not an easy position in NC. And speaking of honor and integrity–Dean Smith is considered the epitome of honor here. I’m so proud of our growing blue-ness!

13 10 2008
Lulu

@Steph aka Beans and which ferret:

To those of you who were offended by “DListed.com,” so sorry. I suppose you are also offended by “PerezHilton.com” as well. Sorry if you have never heard of them before. They are “new media.” Perez Hilton’s site brings in over $100,000 a month.

Steph wrote: “I was also offended by the DLister article. Why is Lindsay Lohan a “ho” for having a long term relationship with a female? Please.”

& No, Steph. That’s not why he calls her that. The author of the blog is himself gay.

13 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Vlad– I think some of us thought there was a troll lurking.

13 10 2008
NY Dem

reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin (17:02:35) :

Woo hoo ! our FL repug Gov. Charlie Crist has semi-redeemed himself: he bowed out of supporting McCain at a rally … and went to Disney World instead

———————————————–

People are starting to jump off the McCain ship to save themselves. Crist is just one of many. Keith mentioned several other stalwart Republicans that are also bailing out.

And Rachel just commented that it is so bad for McCain, that he has to spend valuable time in former “fire engine red” states because they are slipping so bad.

————————————————-

Re: Housegate:

Keith’s guest was Wayne Barrett of The Village Voice. Here is the house story:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-10-08/news/the-book-of-sarah/5

Have either of the Palin’s, or the McCain campaign, offered any rebuttal to Housegate as of yet ? I don’t believe I have heard anything. Why are they so quiet ?

Too busy forging the necessary documents to cover Sarah’s behind ?

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Yeah, Vlad–you’re right–don’t mean to be snarky but the “what happened to thoughtful and cerebrial on this blog?” got under my skin. Seemed a little disdainful–probably came from the elite liberal media types, lol!

I mean everyone should no how inna..inte…inta……intelek…
ub da duh
SMART
we all are!

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

Hi muddies..

The piece KO did had the writer from The Village Voice on. He’s the one who broke the story nationally on their website.

And i’m sure KO reads this place.. it’s right up his alley.. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a Keith on here it’s the O man.. The best reporter on TV..

The little woman is probably shittin and peein (homage to Palin) in her pants.. First she tried skatin on Troopergate, but I really don’t think she’s going to be able to blame bribery on the Dems..!

Wave to Sarah, she’s goin to the big house ya all, wink wink.

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

I think the Good Ship Lollipoop is a’sinkin’ by golly and takin’ down, don’tcha know, Winken, Blinken and Todd.

13 10 2008
Uncle Joe Mccarthy

i still think that chevy chase’s ford was the best ever

and he did nothing to change his voice or look

funniest bit…chevy with a stuffed dog (liberty) and trying to get it to fetch

13 10 2008
NY Dem

Can’t wait to see how they are going to spin the Housegate thing and blame THAT on Obama too !

13 10 2008
used to participate

@ lock pepper palin:

You’re so perfect that you’ve never made a small spelling error trying to get something out quickly when making a sincere point? Appears I’ve hit a nerve…next time find a better soap box to crawl under than a spelling error.

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ah, my mudpuppies! *sigh* thanks!!!!!

Rachel rocks—must watch!

And Perez Hilton is the must-read blog for the younger folks in our world, and they can vote, so it’s all good!

13 10 2008
NY Dem

And condolences to the family of Gil Stratton, who passed away this weekend. Keith had an excellent piece on him as his “Best Persons In The World” tonight.

He played ‘Cookie” in the 1953 movie Stalag 17, with William Holden (who won an Oscar for his role).

One of my all-time favorite movies !

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-stratton13-2008oct13,0,2934388.story

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Troll?

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

For those of you who haven’t played Sarah’s shooting game posted under “fun stuff”, take a break and play (at site below) – it’s a hoot – extra points for getting a moose or a pig.

http://www.paulcanning.blogspot.com/2008/10/sarah-palin-guardian-of-northern.html

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

NYDem.. simple.. Obama tricked her contractors into offering her a free house, with the understanding that Obama operatives were waiting in the wings to put blame on her. And amazing as it is, even though her house was built YEARS ago, obama was so sure she’d be the VP nom even back then and was preparing to trick her into that FREE house.

Obama, dontcha know is all about gettin and goin, and wigglin and wagglin.. And Obama can get jiggy, ya know cause he’s a black dood.

See how easy that was?🙂

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

GO RACHAEL GO..

she’s reaming the GOP lemming..

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

But Sarah Palin is going to Washington to “shake things up”, “ruffle feathers” and stop all the “cronyism”. Reading that article about the sports complex, to whom the contracts were awarded and blocking building permits seems a little like cronyism to me.

If this story is true, her cronyism is as subtle as a fart in a small church.

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Uhoh – sheath those claws !!!!!!!

13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Hello ‘usedtoparticipate’

What do you think of the ‘New Yorker’ article then?. I would value your intelligent discourse on the matter.

13 10 2008
Lulu

Nebraska wrote: “And Perez Hilton is the must-read blog for the younger folks in our world, and they can vote, so it’s all good!”

Yes, thanks, Nebraska. And Perez Hilton is definitely for Obama.

PerezHilton.com, Dlisted.com, TMZ.com = major gossip blogs for young voters.

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

UK Lady, I thought you were going to bed🙂 This site interferes with sleeping, eh?

13 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

Our own (former) Governor here in CT did the same thing Palin did. He was run out of office and did 10 months in prison.

John Rowland, (R) CT.

13 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Rachel mops the floor with David Frum

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Rachel… wow.

13 10 2008
NY Dem

Top notch response, Marty Hussein ! Top notch !

It is sad, but I could envision the Republicans spinning it just that way !

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

RACHEL you ROCK GIRL..

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ripley… what specifically did your gov. do?

13 10 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

GO RACHEL!!!!

13 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Nebraska Native – I’m going, I’m going, I’m going to sleep on Nov 5th – for a bloody week!

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

Isn’t this the best blog anywhere? AKM for Gov of Alaska..!🙂

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Lara (16:48:29) :

I am willing to sacrifice a sure source of political humor for the next four years. McPalin would certainly ensure full employment for comedians, but not so many of us might have the cable needed to enjoy the amusement.

I’ll take an O’boring government and seek amusement elsewhere.

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

Ok.. on a scale of 1-5, how’d Rachel do with that asshole GOP putz?

I give her a 6..

13 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@UK lady turning turtle Palinps (17:10:24) :

Didn’t get a reaction to the ‘New Yorker’ article I posted for ‘usedtoparticipate’, I guess it was too “cerebrial” for her/him/

I love the article!! Unfortunately I can’t send it to any Republicans because – not being elite and liberal and all – they are not cerebrial enough to appreciate it.

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

UK Lady… you and me both!!!! I dream about Sarah sometimes and that bothers me more than I can say….

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

Rachel always takes the high ground while still be respectful and profession with those who disagree with her.

I’m always so proud of her and enjoy watching her show. I love watching her and Keith together too.

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

Denise Letterman has 8 years of Bush reruns to laugh at..
🙂

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/F/htmlF/frumbarbara/frumbarbara.htm

The above link is about Barbara Frum, David Frum’s mother. She was quite revered in Canada, a fantastic interviewer. I find it so difficult to accept that the little twerp David is her son – he doesn’t hold a patch to his mother’s bright star.

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

I meant to say “while still being respectful and professional with those…”

I’m trying to do three things at once. Excuse me.

13 10 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

VLAD……. I killed Brian!!!!! : ( How can I sleep now?????

13 10 2008
AlwaysAmazed1...Hussein must be POTUS

Rachel Maddow just handled David Frum. He really underestimated her. BIG MISTAKE!

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (17:35:47) :

I think the Good Ship Lollipoop is a’sinkin’ by golly and takin’ down, don’tcha know, Winken, Blinken and Todd.
+++++++++++++++++++++

LOL

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

VLAD……. I killed Brian!!!!! : ( How can I sleep now?????

ROFL

13 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (17:50:11) : can get whole story with any search on “John Rowland scandal”, but here’s a taste.

“But federal prosecutors said Rowland ran a corrupt office, with aides steering state business to companies in exchange for cash, gold coins and expensive gifts. Rowland’s former co-chief of staff, Peter Ellef, and state contractor William Tomasso are under indictment and could get up to 20 years in prison.

As the investigation against members of Rowland’s administration unfolded, each week brought new and damaging information. He was forced to admit that contractors paid for his home improvements and that state employees bought him a hot tub. Memos revealed that he had accepted Cuban cigars from a state contractor for years.

Rowland’s fate was ultimately sealed by $15,549 in gifts from Tomasso and $91,493 in free airfare from the charter company Key Air. Rowland stayed at Tomasso’s homes in Florida and Vermont four times in 1998 and 2002. Tomasso and other contractors and state employees provided renovations for Rowland’s cottage that included a cathedral ceiling, a heating system and gutter work. ”

Seems a little bit like what our little Pit bull has done, HUH??

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

used to participate…

“I mean everyone should no how inna..inte…inta……intelek…
ub da duh
SMART
we all are”

Of course I make spelling errors…see above from one of my previous posts.

Just don’t care to have my mudflat friends scoffed at for not being as smart as you…

But if you’re really one of us, show some mudflat love and cherish us with some kindness, please?
Peace…

13 10 2008
Syndee

Wow! Rachel was great. I think Frum was salivating to get a chance to surprise her with the conversation HE wanted to have! My HERO-INE!!

13 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ripley, sounds very much like Sarah!!!! Rachel is nailing her jello to the wall🙂 Thanks for the info! I have learned so much from this site, it’s funny, everybody at work asks me what’s going on and I refer them here to AKM and my fellow mudpuppies🙂 Life is good!

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

If Rachel wasn’t a lesbian, i’d wanna marry her.. Maybe i’ll try to ungay her.. Since Palin is convinced it’s a choice and not a genetic disposition.

She was on fire tonight.. I even missed Monday TV to watch KO and Rachel. This real life stuff is way better than TV..

Think i’ll go watch and HATE Horatio for an hour to balance things out!

13 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

I called it weeks ago, there will not be shredder one left at the WillyWallyWorld. More paper to get rid of in all those contractors offices. I sure hope they recycle.

13 10 2008
Mother Who Thinks

Rachel Maddow’s mother raised her right. Backbone, grace under pressure, impeccable manners, and refusing to yield the point when she knew she was right.

I’m glad I saw this Maddow/Frum segment. Gives me faith for the future.

13 10 2008
Laurie

@usedtoparticipate…whoa!

Oh…I know..you are the poster orginally namend “intrigued”. No? Well then you have never been here before.

All of us here, have been here since day 1. I am sorry you dont like what we have to say….or that its not up to your professional standards. I would surmise I hold at least 2 more degrees than you do…….but I wont belabour that point.

Perhaps you could go and find a more intelligent site to spew your nonsense.

13 10 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Rachel, you go, girl!!!!

13 10 2008
Laurie

David Frum is a transplanted Canadian. We dont want him..you keep him. His mother would be rolling in her grave.

13 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Did you see Barack stop his audience from booing McCain? What an example (Oh I’m watching the re-run of Keith Olbermann)!

13 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

David Frum’s mother was born in New York State.

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

If anyone missed the KO expose on Housegate, it’s on MSNBC.. east coast at least..

it’s worth watching if you missed it.

13 10 2008
Glenn2008

McCain
—****—-
Fey

*** Your saturdays will never be the same! ****

Anyone with a press to make some money on this bumper sticker?

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

Syndee (17:57:04) :

Wow! Rachel was great. I think Frum was salivating to get a chance to surprise her with the conversation HE wanted to have! My HERO-INE!!

———————-
Nobody can surprise Rachel. She’s always meticulously prepared for every interview she conducts. I have never seen her off her guard and that is why she is my heroine too!

13 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Any doubts I had about Rachel Maddow have been extinguished! She was obviously not expecting Frum’s little tirade, but she turned it right back on him! He is so stuck in hating “liberals” that he can’t get past it to be the “intelligence” he craves.

Sorry Frum,but when you have Mr. Bottom 5% and Ms. 5 Colleges you really don’t expect intellectuals, do you?

13 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Tryed to post sumpin about Petty earlier, but must have gone straight to spam. Anyhoooo . . .

Petty announced endorsement of McPalin at Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday.

Would have been fun to have him endorsing Obama, but might have cost Petty some Pro-Success-In-Iraq-Fans.

http://sharpynews.com/politics/blog/red-politics-news/richard-petty-endorses-mccain/

13 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Is there really anything with Housegate?

13 10 2008
Jan

Rachel was great tonight, but, although I disagreed with much of what he said, Frum was trying to make a point that some issues are worthy of in depth discussion. He sounded sad to me- sad his own party was ignoring what is important, and perhaps equally frustrated that the “other side” was making fun of it. Rachel handled it well and I was very proud of her. There was no yelling. The beauty of Rachel and her show is that she is respectful of her guests which seems to make them feel comfortable expressing their views. The fact he felt safe disagreeing with her format and tone actually shows her a great deal of respect. Thank about it…the only time the McCain spokeswoman Nancy F sounded less than totally uptight was on Rachel’s show.

So, that’s my take. Rachel rocks and she proved she had even more class tonight!
(Please be very, very impressed that I am taking the high road. My low road personality wanted to sock him for daring to go against Rachel!)

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

Cynthia sure looks like it.. There’s a lotta smoke so maybe the fire is just starting to get going.

Read the Village Voice’s article.. decide for yourself.

13 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

I heard the Obama camp is sending people to Arkansas this week with hopes of turning it BLUE if not really very close. Any one out there from Arkansas have a pulse on the state?

13 10 2008
WV Democrat

@HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Is your little shindig open to WV Northern Panhandlers? Is so, what all is going on?

13 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

@Vlad
Yup, Barbara Frum was one of the best, most repected journalists in Canada. Never understood how David turned out as he did. After Palin was picked, Frum wrote an article in the Globe and Mail about what a bad choice it was and I thought to myself, for the first time in my life, I agree with David Frum??

Guess I have to stay up late to see Rachel put him in his place.

13 10 2008
Alice, nee Copper Hussein Lipstick Palin

antsy aka CommaLibertyP (16:35:52) :

@ Alice, nee Copper Hussein Lipstick Palin

Sorry Alice, we only have yellow flip flops in Florida🙂

Antsy- you are in FL, I am in NC (near Michele Mullet Troll Palin) and we both get hurricanes.. we need yellow rainboots AS WELL AS yellow flip flops!

Did ol’ nasty # 43 Richard Petty actually endorse Obama? Dean Smith – no question. Chapel Hill and most of Orange County (and the city of Durham and most of Durham County and much of Asheville but not so much of the rest of Buncombe Co. are Dem, strongholds in NC.)

Just googled R. Petty and Obama- old redneck 43 endorsed Mcaint, NOT Sen. Obama, I figured if the early Nascrap racers started endorsing Obama the world would end soon and i would be wherever Tina Fey is headed.

13 10 2008
WV Democrat

That should have been IF so, not IS so…sorry. Brain is foggy from reading caselaw.

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

Ok.. Horatio in a lab, watching an autopsy in a sportcoat and no mask.

There is no one on the planet that would be doing that.. Too many toxic chemicals and far too many very stinky smells to be in there unprotected.

ok.. back to palin bashing.

13 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open In Pittsburgh

new thread is up

13 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Wait, Frum wasn’t railing against liberal elites was he? He went to UTS, one of the best private schools in TO, and Yale.

13 10 2008
Glenn2008

Does anyone have a link to the Frum/Rachel thing?

13 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

I read TMZ and PerezHilton, and I am familiar with DLister. I guess I have never read anything THAT offensive before. (I am not a regular reader of Perez or Dlister, but am of TMZ)

Perhaps I was overly sensitive. I did not mean it shouldn’t have been posted, only that I didn’t find it funny. But I’m “over 40”, so take it with a grain of salt.

So the Republican Governor of Florida bailed on McCain? Heh. It’s like the Republicans are running from Bush, now they are running from McCain. Meanwhile, Democrats are FLOCKING to Obama!

Also loved that Obama stopped the booing of McCain. He emits class.

13 10 2008
Bea

WV Democrat (18:14:57) :

Brain is foggy from reading caselaw.

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And MY foggy brain read that as “BRIAN is foggy from reading caselaw.” LOL
Then again, I wouldn’t be purprised if even the moose in Alaska are better-educated than Palin.

Brian the Moose for Alaska Attorney General!

13 10 2008
Bea

*surprised, not purprised … foggy-brain typing

13 10 2008
GiGi

I adore Tna Fey and want her on 30 Rock only..send Sarah back to the Russian border..

13 10 2008
Lock Pepper Palin

Thanks for the support, Laurie and UK Lady! I think I was gettin’ trolled !!!!

13 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

New AKM post on “Safety Bear”. Shift on over..

13 10 2008
Lana, KY

Rachel Maddow is SUPER . . .
Frum was an economic speechwriter for Bush . . and we all know how well that went.
She did a fantastic job handling him ~

13 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Cynthia, TX (18:11:50) :

I heard the Obama camp is sending people to Arkansas this week with hopes of turning it BLUE if not really very close. Any one out there from Arkansas have a pulse on the state?

I’m from Arkansas, and if it goes blue….I will be very very very SURPRISED!!! I am so jealous, that 10 of the fire engine red states have the potential of going blue! I wish Texas could get with the program!

13 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

Richard Petty for Obama! That will make the NASCAR rednecks head explode.

Us Liberal NASCAR people applaud you King Richard.

13 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

Damn say it aint so petty endorsing McSongbird damn……

13 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

My video on 2 Alaskan women speaking out on Palin has gotten almost 30,000 hits on CNN iReport in 6 hours:

I HIT THAT AND IT WAS OVER 36,000…WOO HOO!

Seriously if SP was on SNL don’t you think she would stare straight at the camera and throw any scripted text out the window? I can see it now…You thought you bozos were gonna make fun of me tonight didn’t cha??? Well I’m not gonna do that lousy skit we rehearsed I’m gonna talk in circles about nothing in particular and just let you know how much I really don’t know about stuff and all that junk and by the way I AM NOT A CROOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lordy you always have something fun and interesting at Mudflats – my favorites today are the “Fired Up and Ready to Go” video and the Obama Rolled with Ellen video. Luv you guys & gals for keeping it real:)

P.S. – Please be sure to tip your awesome host on the way out….pssstttt…up there…just click that MAKE A DONATION button!

13 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (17:18:59) :

I sent a friend from NC the post about Coach Dean Smith of Chapel Hill. My friend answered, “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?…”

Well, I wasn’t there, but on YouTube I saw what he did, and later feebly tried to undo. I am so glad someone else could put that outrage into words. On Sunday, an older woman I know praised him for trying to contradict those people, “that was the real John McCain.” I told her off, that he might not be totally gone, but almost, and he chose to let those dogs out, just for political traction. oh. then he regretted it.

13 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Has a link to this topic blog & the pic been sent to SNL? It should be!! The pics of the signs from the rallies should be sent to. SNL could do a rally and members could carry authentic worded signs from the rally. One sign I know I laughed at was something about seeing the end of her career from my window.

I haven’t had a chance to read all the message so I don’t know if someone has mentioned it.

13 10 2008
Augie

Cynthia (18:11:50)
I’m in Arkansas. Been here for 37 of my 55.
This is a hard state to figure. We have a long tradition of voting for Democrats. Both of our senators and 3 of 4 congressmen are Dems. Our current governor is also a Dem. Clinton was governor for a total of 12 years. Dale Bumpers and David Pryor were both governors that went on to the US Senate. (Bumpers is my daughter-in-law’s uncle)
Still, our Dems would be considered moderates, and our population is pretty conservative. We have our fair Southern share of rednecks and bigots, and we’re neck-deep in evangelicals.
I can report, however, that support for Obama is growing. A campaign office opened in my town just a couple of weeks ago and Hillary was in state last week for a rally. Most everyone I’ve talked with will be voting for Obama, and I have to admit that I’ve been surprised by some of them. Hard to say if Obama can take Arkansas, but it could get very interesting.

13 10 2008
Political Amazon

The Rachel/Frum thing was the best political talk show segment I’ve ever seen.

Forget Olbermann and his “special reports.” Rachel OWNED Frum.

And it was like the Obama campaign guy who handed Hannity’s nuts back to him on a platter: Rachel showed everybody how you take down one of the major propagandameister’s of the rightwing.

The NERVE of Frum, implying that Rachel had sunk to McCain’s level by simply discussing what McCain and Palin had done, when Frum was a speechwriter for BUSH?

Rachel was calm, focused, tenacious, yet respectful. She challenged him on the rightwinger tactic of trying to compare something like McCain/Palin inciting their wackedout crowed to death threats against Obama with liberals bringing up the Keating 5 incident in a time when the economy is being nuked by the kind of avarice and greed that Keating embodied.

Absolutely the best. This will go viral tomrorow.

13 10 2008
Nancy

I understand the concern of the post from “Used to participate” but let’s face it, this election has gotten so silly that intelligent discourse is sort of beside the point. After the food McCain made of himself last week with the bailout vote, and then the incredible stupidity of Palin comparing Obama to a terrorist, what can you say?

13 10 2008
Political Amazon

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

13 10 2008
Nancy

Sorry I meant “fool” not “food” in that last post. McCain would make lousy food

13 10 2008
Political Amazon

I hope this isn’t double-posting–screen freeze when I posted it previously.

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

13 10 2008
IndieWatch

Off-topic but very important. Please read and spread the word.

ELECTION ALERT: Straight Party Voting Trap

THE PROBLEM: “Straight party voting” on voting machines is revealing a bad pattern of miscounting and omitting your vote, especially if you are a Democrat. Most recently (Oct. 2008), a firm called Automated Election Services was found to have mis-coded the system in heavily Democratic Santa Fe County, New Mexico such that straight party voters would not have the presidential vote counted.

STRAIGHT PARTY VOTING is allowed in 15 states. Basically, it means that you can take a shortcut to actually looking at who you are voting for and instead just select a party preference. Then the voting machine makes your candidate choices, supposedly for the party you requested.

Additional details follow, but first: PROTECT THE COUNT:

Short video launches Black Box Voting “Protect the Count” project – more to come:
From a Poll Tape Posse – http://tiny.cc/A88ju

PROTECT THE COUNT against Straight Party Trap:

1) NEVER CHOOSE THE STRAIGHT PARTY VOTE OPTION, because it alerts the computer as to your party preference and allows software code to trigger whatever function the programmer has designed.

2) SEND THIS INFORMATION OUT TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN, blog it, root n’ toot it out there to get the word out.

3) ESPECIALLY GET THE WORD OUT TO PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES, which have straight party voting options:
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Michigan
New Mexico
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
West Virginia
Wisconsin

No more stolen votes! http://tiny.cc/BlackBox

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
WV Democrat

@Nancy

You wrote: Nancy (20:31:08) :

I understand the concern of the post from “Used to participate” but let’s face it, this election has gotten so silly that intelligent discourse is sort of beside the point. After the fool McCain made of himself last week with the bailout vote, and then the incredible stupidity of Palin comparing Obama to a terrorist, what can you say?

_________________________________________________________________

You are indeed correct! There are numerous complex relationships existing between and around the power and ideology and indeed the language of seeking to find and establish common ground which in turn frames the intellectual discourse within the normal (and increasingly sub-par) exchange of reasoned political views. This has all flown straight out the window with this election. While usedtoparticpate might enjoy well-reasoned, thoughtful, and quantified political positions distinguished by valid information and logic, this is not going to happen in this election as Obama cannot (according to pundits and political analysis) afford to be seen as the highly educated and intelligent man we know him to be so there is little to have “elite” discourse available as it would all be supposition. What can you do when Palin uncomprehendingly reads the fact that she has been found “ethically challenged” and believes she was not? What can you do when Palin places foreign diplomacy in the geography category and not on issues? How silly would it be to discuss the legal and ethical implications of bombing another sovereign country when she is more interested in the moose her ex-brother-in-law shot 5 years ago? With the United States in dire financial and economic straits and also fighting two wars on two different fronts, you’d think more people would be interested in discussing how to solve those problems rather than serving up innuendo that Obama is “palling around with terrorists” when they know he is not simply to fan the flames of what could be a race and class war. Why even McCain acknowledged last week that Senator Obama was “more than qualified to be President.”

@ usedtoparticipate

If you don’t find this blog and accompanying forum to your liking, take it elsewhere. There are numerous other blogs and forums you may find more to your intellectual liking. Mudflats does it for me.

14 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

Lock Pepper Palin (17:56:18) :

used to participate…

“I mean everyone should no how inna..inte…inta……intelek…
ub da duh
SMART
we all are”

___________________________

It’s OK – it takes a REALLY smart person to interpret the typo and figure out what you mean and move on. You rock!

NOW….I’m watching Rachel & Frum…he must not know how to find anything on the internet, i.e. YOUTUBE because he says “I wasn’t there and there was some controversy as to what was exactly what the person said.” We can flat out here in the SILENCE the lone voice calling out KILL HIM, etc. Gosh he almost sounds like SP spinning in circles!

I’m off to work – try not to get TRIP TROLLED up in here!!!

14 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

I mean HEAR…LOL…bye!

14 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

“Presidential impersonators do influence elections, and in this one, Tina Fey is well on her way to ruining Sarah Palin’s political career,” said Jerald Podair, a professor of American Studies at Lawrence University.”

Ain’t that a shame.

14 10 2008
rachelbirds

How depressing to
portray Palin for four years —
that won’t happen.

http://thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/october-14-2008-3/

7 11 2008
patrick

at least it would keep her bills paid to have someone she does so well




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