Bed Time in Alaska Open Thread – Brenda?!

14 10 2008

Apparently the irresistable siren song of the swing set has lured Brian the moose back to the yard. And as we have established that Brian is really more of a grand idea, than any one particular moose, you will notice that this one is sans antlers, and therefore a female. Brenda?

After the original Brian got the swingset tangled in his antlers and dragged it into the woods, we retrieved it, and set it back in place. Now, it seems obvious that the appeal, whatever it is, crosses the gender gap. Brenda rubbed her head all over the bars and played with the swings for a little while – long enough for me to snap this picture.

Never a dull moment in Alaska.

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14 10 2008
ira2

LOL! Brenda looks like she’s trying to figure out which swingy thingy to try and sit in!

14 10 2008
squee

Round two? three? four?

From adn.com

Board’s Troopergate probe casts wider net

ETHICS: Investigator hasn’t said who else may be under scrutiny.

Published: October 13th, 2008 11:08 PM
Last Modified: October 13th, 2008 11:59 PM

The state Personnel Board investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin’s firing of Walt Monegan has broadened to include other ethics complaints against the governor and examination of actions by other state employees, according to the independent counsel handling the case.

Oh my… And me on my way to bed! It’ll have to wait until tomorrow. What a tangled web! AKM

14 10 2008
macnux

Love this site!1

14 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Ok, it official…bed time in ID.

14 10 2008
Pursang

With the Republicans doing everything they can to purge voter rolls it’s important to verify your voter registration. Even if you’ve voted recently just double check that nothing has been done to steal your right to vote from you. You can go to this website to check if your registration is still valid and all your information is correct as well as telling you where you vote at:

http://www.votersunite.org/info/RegInfo.asp

For my state it also gave a sample ballot so I know the ballot questions for my state (such as approving early voting which is a good thing). I guess the important thing to remember is that if the Republicans can’t win honestly they will do whatever they can just to win. Republicans hate to govern but they do like to win and that means stopping as many people as possible from voting.

So check your registration!! Do it now so if there is a problem you have the time to correct it.

14 10 2008
JustPat

squee–
I just read that article before coming over here…this whole thing is unreal! It reminds me of the unraveling that occurs in the case of abuse…often it only takes one brave person to come forward to allow others to feel safe in bringing their own complaints and concerns.

Of course the ultimate irony is that her final undoing will lilely come as a result of the complaint she filed against herself. And today!…the ease with which she lies is positively sociopathic!

Did anyone else notice that Willow, Sap, Sycamore, Apple Tree, or whatever- the-heck-her-name-is looked VERY much like she was getting back her PRE-pregnancy figure at the First Puck (or ClusterPuck) ceremony at the Flyers game? She looks much LESS pregnant than she did at the convention.

14 10 2008
angryxer

Look! the Open Thread! Just as I was about to give up and succumb to bed.

Only in Alaska, eh? “Honey, there’s a moose caught in the swingset again.”

I leave those early riser/nightowl/int’l mudpuppies my favourite video find of the last 24 hrs. Donna Brazile rocks! She went on this terrific monologue at the end of an 80 min panel (I’ve not yet seen the whole thing, but included the link in my post) put on by the New Yorker mag this past weekend.

http://angryxer.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/donna-brazile-is-not-going-to-the-back-of-the-bus/

I caught up on a couple threads, but not all– I trust the unbelievable “McCain campaign says Bill Kristol is in the tank for Obama” story made the rounds here today? You really never know what surreal thing is coming next– I was going to say that is one of the most bizarre things I’ve heard this entire campaign, but really, there have been so many, and we’re not done yet. sheesh.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@JustPat (00:48:09) :

It wasn’t Willow who was pregnant, it was Bristol – who hasn’t been sighted since the RNC.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

OH, MAN! I love that map RIGHT THERE, close to the text box.

Thanks, AKM!😀

14 10 2008
Sparky

ah, Brenda, hello there! I’m mightly glad to meet you😉

Thank you for this treat, AKM, I think my head and heart needed it tonight. Now (quick yawn and gathering up of 2 sleepy Retrievers) off to bed.

Good night AKM, Mudpuppies, Brian and Brenda…only good dreams to all.

(Thanks Anne for the following from previous thread…I also think this is really worth a read…I love Joe, he’s a good man and good for the country. He’s been like a little steam engine in this campaign…doing good things with or without the spotlight.)
@AnneinWA (17:06:40) :
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

“nox!”

14 10 2008
Lauren

Love that moose photo. She is adorable!

That is great news that they may continue to investigate SP’s undoubtedly endless ethical violations. The ways she lies is indeed akin to a sociopath. I’d say that’s probably a fairly accurate clinical assessment of her in fact.

Regarding the daughter at the Flyers game, I think that was Willow, the second eldest daughter who is not the one rumored to be pregnant or have already given birth. But a valid question is WHERE is the supposedly pregnant Bristol….It would appear she is off nursing her now about six month old son somewhere out of sight.

Can someone in Alaska look into this?

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Lauren (01:17:31) :

Baby has been seen on the Hate Talk Express of late.

14 10 2008
NMJ

AKM Here’s something else you might want to chew on a bit (also from ADN):

Walt Monegan on Monday asked the state personnel board to allow him a chance to disprove the vice presidential nominee’s assertion he was a “rogue” and insubordinate commissioner. The board is investigating Palin’s July dismissal of Monegan.

Monegan wants the board to hold a hearing and issue public findings on whether he demonstrated a “rogue mentality” and engaged in insubordination. If the board doesn’t grant the hearing, Monegan indicated he might take the matter to court.

And here’s the link:
Monegan wants hearing
REPUTATION: Former commissioner wants a chance to clear name.

http://www.adn.com/politics/story/555289.html

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Lashing Out: McCain Flack Turns On Bill Kristol

“McCain responded through Nancy Pfotenhauer, who’s accused Kristol of “buying into the Obama campaign’s party line.” These sentiments were similarly voiced by the ubiquitous Tucker Bounds later in the day: ”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/13/lashing-out-mccain-flack_n_134228.html

14 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

Who knew that a swingset was so sought after amongst the moose crowd? Hello, Brenda!!
Welcome to the conversation.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

WOW! Look at the map! Check out North Dakota!😀

14 10 2008
Hawk

Now we have Palin’s Renovation-Gate

If you were upset about Todd Palin’s buddies helping to renovate their family home, don’t read any further.

You are going to be disgusted when you see how much the Palin’s attempted to OVERPAY for renovations on the governors mansion— all on the Alaska tax payers dime.

Here’s the link to the story:

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

14 10 2008
Lady Rose

Good morning Alaska! Just making my daily rounds and catching up on the news. Looking forward to finding out more facts about how Sarah Palin got her house for free (from the constractors who built the sports complex)

cute moose!

14 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (01:59:36) :

tucker n. (Australis & NZ) informal food
bounds intr. v. To spring upward

Given the above definitions, I’d like to confirm that Tucker Bounds is essentially the Australian to be equivalent to loose your lunch.

14 10 2008
dove in canada

Thanks AKM for hosting this civilized forum. The power of speaking out with the truth is awesome !!!

Today is Canada’s Election Day and the polls are now open in Newfoundland, and will open in a few minutes in the Atlantic Provinces. My polling station is a few blocks up the street ………..and already the traffic is busier than usual.

VOTE Strategically Mudflatters.

14 10 2008
m

Ah…Men! From Rockford Register Star and The Onion

http://blogs.e-rockford.com/applesauce/2008/10/13/preacher-says-reputation-of-christian-god-riding-on-a-mccain-victory/

Los Angeles Times says the differences in John McCain’s and Barack Obama’s responses to the financial crisis has hurt the Republican ticket and raised fears among GOP officials.

Mark Wagner, a 47-year-old lifelong Republican from Florida, says this:

“If you looked at some of the decisions that Obama’s made, and the consistency and levelness that he’s had in these trying times over the past few weeks, in my opinion he’s blown McCain away…McCain was supposed to be the steady hand with experience.”

Good (satire) article from “The Onion”:

Obama Under Fire For Playing T-Ball During Vietnam

October 10, 2008 | Issue 44•42

WASHINGTON—At a press conference on Monday, members of the Vietnam Veterans Alliance blasted Democratic nominee Barack Obama for his failure to serve in the Southeast Asian war that ended 33 years ago, alleging that during the conflict the candidate frequently engaged in games of T-ball. “While our boys were dying in Vietnam, Barack Obama was running around a little league field, laughing and having fun without a care in the world,” VVA spokesman James Lowry said. “John McCain left his wife and three children behind and fought bravely, but I guess Sen. Obama decided that practicing cursive and learning how to ride a bike was just more important than defending his country in her hour of need. I bet he wasn’t even able to point out Vietnam on a map.” Lowry later speculated that if Obama had been sent over to fight in the conflict, he probably would have peed his pants and cried for his mommy as soon as he touched down in Saigon.

14 10 2008
m

Hi Dove and fellow Canucks,
Conversation around the pumpkin pie last evening led us to the conclusion that our whole family is going green – even if the green party doesn’t have a hope, we are protesting! Elizabeth May will be hosting her national kitchen party tonight.

We’ll enjoy watching the results as we consume our leftovers and huddle around the news channels – gobbling up political rhetoric and wondering how we’re going to pay for hydro and gas in January.

Please vote today! And bring your young uns with ya.

14 10 2008
Anonymous

Bear, Moose, okay where’s the squirrel ?
( Moose squirrel, bad guys- Russian agents – fearless leader. Okay maybe I’m from a generation that thinks of those things. )

Another day another scandel… Lets see what the day brings.

BTW have you seen this ? I Love it. (‘American Prayer’ Video)

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (03:08:56) :

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (01:59:36) :

tucker n. (Australis & NZ) informal food
bounds intr. v. To spring upward

Given the above definitions, I’d like to confirm that Tucker Bounds is essentially the Australian to be equivalent to loose your lunch.

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

yep, I reckon you’d be right😉

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Thanks to Hank😀

This link also contains (at the bottom) the performance by Randall Hank Williams of something-or-other in Virginia [have a barf bag ready]

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

14 10 2008
dove in canada

m (03:21:16) :

morning m, in my “safe” liberal riding, the only party to come knocking on my door was GREEN !!! And there are some serious environmental problems here that have primarily elicited finger pointing by the “grown-up” parties and no action or funding. sigh…

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

I’m dragging this over from another thread. It points out that straight party voting can easily trigger a computer to lose or mis-use your vote. The link points out other traps.

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

http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/1954/78367.html

14 10 2008
Blue in Tennessee

On Keith Oberman last night, there was a gentleman that was being interviewed about the construction of the Palin’s house in Wasilla. Best I could determine…sorry it was during my shower…..this man is an investigative reporter and it struck him odd that the house was built during the same time period as the civic center in Wasilla. It also struck him funny that First Dud built it with some “contractor” friends. So far, he said that he found out that the same person that provided materials for the civic center, provided materials for the house. He said that it was hard to connect the dots since Wasilla did not require building permits. I am interested in how all this comes out. Looks like the Falins are going to have their hands full once they return to Alaska November 4th or 5th defending themselves with all the allegations that are floating around.

Blue in Tennessee

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

GHAZALA KHAN

GO AWAY YOU STUPID TROLLBOT!

14 10 2008
MJC

BOSTON GLOBE ENDORSES OBAMA!

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2008/10/13/obama_for_president/

*This Editorial is very Eloquently written and summarizes why America needs Obama’s Leadership and steady hand at such a time as this.

14 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Bristol’s baby’s dad, Levi, missed the deadline to register to vote, so he will not be voting this year! YEAH!

14 10 2008
Gloria

Love this site I am in that Ohio state working hard for Obama. Thank you to all the strong Alaska people that are fighting the good fight. We will win this because truth has to finally win out against lies.

14 10 2008
MJC

How the GOP Will Suppress Minority Votes on November 4 — Legally

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/how-the-gop-will-suppress_b_134172.html

** THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THINGS STAY THE SAME!

14 10 2008
MJC

Global Economic Crisis Likely To Have Profound Consequences For US Politics, World Relations

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/13/global-economic-crisis-li_n_134393.html

**AS IF THINGS AREN’T BAD ENUOGH ALREADY.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Gloria (04:42:09) :

Love this site I am in that Ohio state working hard for Obama. Thank you to all the strong Alaska people that are fighting the good fight. We will win this because truth has to finally win out against lies.

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

Thank you for your work in Ohio, Gloria, it’s good to see ya.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

MJC (04:45:03) :

How the GOP Will Suppress Minority Votes on November 4 — Legally

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/how-the-gop-will-suppress_b_134172.html

** THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THINGS STAY THE SAME!

VOLUNTEER. DONATE. VOTE.

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

I am likin’ the way Florida is lookin’ on that vote map to the right! Obama has made it to the 50% mark and McCain is sinking! But now I am just prayin’ that those damn Republicans don’t knock off too many Dem voters from the voters registers before Nov. 4th. We’ve lived though that before! But I know one old Jewish lady (my mom) who is a true-blue, die-hard Democrat who can’t bring herself to vote for Obama! “Can’t quite trust him”, she says! “Have you ever listened to him?” “No, of course not!” What’s a girl to do???? Tho the good news is, my lil’ bro’ who is the only registered Repub in the family IS voting Obama.

14 10 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Morning Mudflatters!

I wonder what it is about the swing that seems to attract moose? LOL Brenda is lovely. Thanks for the picture AKM!

14 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

awww… isn’t she just the daintiest thing!!! Come springtime, perhaps there will be little babies to name, too!

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Thanks, AKM, for all the new goodies! So Brian’s fallen for the swingset. Sounds kinda like McCain falling for Palin.

Palin’s rural adviser quits over appointments.

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=213&sid=1496611

14 10 2008
The Messenger

Why are Palin supporters so stupid? Watch some videos from David Swanson as he talks with Palin supporters and I know you will come to the same conclusion. OMG!!

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/36841#comment-216950

This is a rhetorical question. I know the answer. Their stupidity stems from listening to GOP Hate Radio.

14 10 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

I went online to doublecheck who’s on the ballot in my riding before I go out to vote later today and I couldn’t help but picture some of those McPalin supporters reaction if someone showed it to them and claimed it was their local ballot.

We’ve got the usual, Conservative and Liberal of course, our incumbent is NDP, which is centre socialist. Too centre for you ?

Well there’s the Libertarian candidate..

Or the Communist candidate.

Or the Marxist-Leninist candidate.

Green Party but no Marijuana Party candidate this time round. Thankfully no Christian Heritage Party one either, they just annoy me.

14 10 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Jamie, Floridian in France

From one Jew to another, tell your mom to wake up and smell the coffee. She sounds like a few people I know (but do not like anymore) that cannot get over the fact that Obama is black.

I am curious if you ever asked her that? *Deep breathe* taken. Not tryin to be rude at all btw! I just do not understand how any black person or Jewish person do not see how they should unite with similar pasts/histories.

That is awesome about your brother!

14 10 2008
SoCal Bob

If only Palin had that clear thoughtful look on her face.

14 10 2008
rpa

Love the moose shots! I hope moose hunters don’t take your lead by setting up swing sets in the wilderness to atract these wonderful creatures!

14 10 2008
Newfoundland Dogs Rule

Just wanted to give a plug for Rachel Maddow (MSNBC). She did a great job last night when talking to Frum. What is it about right wing conservatives and figuring if they just keep talking they will make sense? Or maybe just overload our heads with their inconsistencies that we’ll explode?

Anyway, Rachel just listened to him have his say, and then succinctly expressed what he had said, (he was comparing the Democrats with the nut jobs in the McCain rallies) and then let him have it.

It was wonderful to see.

She also did a thing on Palin lying about being cleared in the report. And yes, she said lying. Rachel mentioned you’re not supposed to say that about a politician, but that when it was necessary, she had to. I’m glad she did.

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Jamie, Floridian in France

Maybe you could get her to just listen to him. In my opinion, anyone who hears his soothing tones, deep thoughtfulness and intelligent discourse, can’t help but want to hear him speak again.

14 10 2008
DonnaInMichigan

Do they have truancy laws in the good state of Alaska??

Why is it that Sarah’s children have been out of school for weeks?

You know they don’t even have time to home-school these kids, with their busy schedule….or do they have a tutor along to help them?

This greatly concerns me because they already have a high-school dropout, daughter. Another son, who apparently was in trouble with the law so much, that it was put to him, either join the military or face jail time.

Why isn’t the media asking these questions of this so called “hockey mom”.

14 10 2008
Gretchen

Yeah, I caught that! Schrum is a bum for the arrogant, illogical put downs he spewed on Rachael. She needs to do an editorial comment at the end of her show like Keith. I wanted to stick my hand through the screen and do some Stooges moves on the creep. Rachael, you done good girl!

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Democrat G – we (her 4 adult kids and 1 grandson) were home visiting mom in July in Florida when Obama spoke at a townhall meeting not far from my mom’s. We all crowded together on the couch to watch it on local tv. (He was brilliant and funny and warm). My mom got up and left the room and didn’t return till the end – so we got the point that she was making. I recently asked her if she watched the debates and she said “Of course not!” as if only idiots would watch. Then she got mad when I tried to reason with her. I feel like sending her the link to Sarah Silverman’s The Big Schlep video, but she may not watch it. Gotta talk to my Repub bro’ who lives near her. You know how tough those old Jewish ladies can be!

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Crust Scramble – SouthGA, Democrat G et al :

Thanks for the support. You know, I do have to figure out a way to approach the subject carefully. I wish i could fly over and stay till the 4th. I’m just hoping that she willingly forwards all the Obama 08 t-shirts I ordered and had to have sent to her address cause they don’t ship overseas!

14 10 2008
West Virginian

I need some help and I know this is the place to come. My repub husband keeps bringing up the Acorn thing and this morning I heard about the $800,000 Obama gave them. Can someone give me a link to an article that explains it all? Obama’s website doesn’t address that and I need something to give him. At least most of the people at work are supportive so I get a little break.

14 10 2008
MJC

McCain Camp Lies About VA Crowd Size

“The Virginia Beach Fire Marshal’s office estimated the size of the crowd to be 12,000. A McCain campaign spokeswoman claimed the crowd size was 25,000, but the Convention Center’s capacity is only 16,000.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/mccain-camp-lies-about-va_n_134430.html

14 10 2008
The Messenger

This video song about Palin is SofaKingGR8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DIc8jdra0o

Mike Malloy http://www.novamradio.com/live/ mentioned it on his radio show last Friday night.

14 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Great, if not puzzling, news from Texas! The oh so conservative Dallas Morning News (which likely will endorse McCain-Bush-Palin – ugh what a threesome, shudder), lashed out at Palin in an editorial today about Troopergate.
Here’s a link and one of the better passages:

Dallas Morning News – Editorial: Palin’s Troopergate actions
disturbing

Ms. Palin would be wise to quit trying to spin her way out of this mess. It would be far more plausible if she admitted error but said she and her husband acted out of fear – perhaps misplaced – for the family’s safety. But to claim vindication when the report is actually fairly damning should give even McCain-Palin supporters pause.

14 10 2008
Granny

From a 76 year old Granny
Another reason to be Pro Choice!

14 10 2008
Granny
14 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Jamie, Floridian in France
have you looked at [http://makefloridacount.blogspot.com/]?

The Tikkun Olam video and the Israeli Video are quite good.

There is a lot you could ask her, but the bottom line is does she want you to be living in fear of the result of her fears?

14 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Rasmussen daily tracking poll –
Obama 50% – McCain 45% – third straight day
State polling data released last night shows Obama with a slight advantage in Florida, Missouri, Ohio, and Virginia while the candidates are tied in North Carolina. All five of those states were carried by Republicans four years ago but have become battleground states this year. See an overview of last night’s Battleground State polling.

Currently, Obama has the edge in every state won by John Kerry four years ago. However, of the states won by George Bush, McCain is trailing in four and five others are considered a toss-up. As a result, Electoral College projections now show Obama leading 255-163. When “leaners” are included, Obama leads 300-174. A total of 270 Electoral Votes are needed to win the White House.

An analysis by Scott Rasmussen suggests that McCain will need a couple of breaks if he wants to keep things competitive down to the wire.

14 10 2008
MJC

How Sarah Palin Has Excluded African-Americans

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-blumenthal/how-sarah-palin-has-exclu_b_134403.html

**Hmmmm…..first Alaskan Natives and now African Americans.

14 10 2008
West Virginian

I’m just so worried about what the McCain camp will pull out of their hats. I know the numbers look good right now, even in WV (which is amazing!), but I’m just scared. I can’t even imagine having to look at McCain and Palin for four years.

14 10 2008
MJC

“Chocolate News”: Obama’s Not Black (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/chocolate-news-obamas-not_n_134457.html

**THIS WILL GET YOU LAUGHING TODAY, OR AT LEAST SMILING

14 10 2008
thelogicalsmoker

Dont fret West Virginian…after this last debate there just wont be much McCain can do to gain that much more momentum…so Wednesday night is still very important…

Check out this piece on an obscure Indian tribe fighting for their sacred mountain…definitely a real life story not getting much coverage in the media…

http://andthisismyamerica.com/2008/10/14/and-i-thought-things-on-the-mv-faina-were-rough/

14 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Palin’s rural adviser quits, saying “it would be beter to have an Alaska Native in this position”. Apparently, that’s what Alaska Natives said in the first place.
Getting out while the getting is good?

14 10 2008
Sharon Hussein/CA

What a lovely morning – a cup of tea and this news:

ADN – Board’s Troopergate probe casts wider net

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person(s)

Morning curiosity …….. I wonder if all of her children have been denied computer, cell phone, television access for the past month +. Can’t imagine what they’re thinking if they haven’t been …….

14 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Oops! That post about the rural adviser quitting was supposed to have a link to the News-Miner.
http://www.newsminer.com/news/2008/oct/13/palins-rural-adviser-quits/

14 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

West Virginian (05:59:35) :

Maybe having a neutral report from a British paper will help
[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/
2008/oct/13/election-acorn-voter-fraud]

Of course the Republican’s have been ACORN supporters, including McCain
[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/13/acorn-mccain-and-gop-used_n_134284.html]

The Pawlenty and Schwarzenegger pictures had their captions reverse when I looked.

There is also a video of McCain ay an ACORN sponsored event.
[http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/
2008/10/a_lifetime_ago_sen_john.php]

14 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Fellow Canucks:
I’ll be watching tonight to see what happens, eh? My last Canadian vote was 1993 and prior to that 1984 since I’ve been absent from Canada so long.
Think in my youth I voted NDP!

14 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

Pfotenhauer is such a nice looking woman and proof that looks ain’t everything. Someone remind me again about this “palling around” thing. For what company was she a lobbyist??

It’s 10:35 am in the great valley just west of the east coast. A beautiful sunny day with only the slightest hint of wind (which will change once Palin starts yapping in Blue Bell later today). Only wisps of clouds high overhead. Does Sarah Palin know where her children are, or what they are doing? How is there education going, or will the younger ones, too, become high school dropouts?

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14 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein " That One" Cobra

Oh, just discovered that there’s a tree called the Caucasian Wingnut! Had a little smile at the thought of Brian wrapping bits of it around his antlers while Brenda looks on approvingly.

14 10 2008
mizkay spackle camshaft

Just a heads up to those who are getting email smears and/or dealing with off-the-deep-end relatives:
snopes.com has new fact-checks up on Obama and Biden. Just click the ‘new’ button on the home page. Some of this stuff will be helpful in persuasion and canvassing. Two to start with:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/postamerican.asp
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/loans.asp

14 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

“their” not “there.

14 10 2008
MJC

http://www.dailykos.com/

Today’s Candidate Schedule
by BarbinMD
Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 06:00:02 AM PDT

*Barack Obama
No public events scheduled

*Joe Biden
Warren, Ohio
Warren Community Amphitheatre
10:30 am (EDT)

St. Clairsville, Ohio
Ohio University Eastern Campus
4:00 pm (EDT)

Marietta, Ohio
Armory Square
7:15 pm (EDT)

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

*John McCain
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County Community College
Physical Education Center
11:30 am (EDT)

*Sarah Palin
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Riverfront Sports Complex
11:00 am (EDT)

**I HOPE THERE ARE SCRANTON PROTESTORS OUT THERE!

14 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

*derDunkelRover (06:04:55)
It was nice of the Dallas Morning News to tell Palin how they expect her to lie. It would seem that is their problem … don’t like her current lie. Rolling eyes!

14 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

eajphd Molten Contra Palin :

Thanks. I sent my mom the links to makefloridacount.blogspot.com as well as JewsVote.org and of course the link to the Great Schlep. And signed it from me and her 2 voting grandsons. Let’s see if she watches the videos….

14 10 2008
MJC

Sarah Palin will Campaign in Scranton, Pennsylvania today.

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Riverfront Sports Complex
11:00 am (EDT)

*I HOPE THERE ARE PROTESTORS IN SCRANTON TODAY

14 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Roseanne Barr: ‘A nation run by old men on Viagra’ .http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/uselectionroadtrip/2008/oct/14/roseanne-barr-marc-maron

Here’s a little levity for the day.

14 10 2008
Lacy Lady

Love the picture of Brenda. We don’t have moose in southern Iowa, but lots of deer. They visit our backyard at night and love the corn we put out to feed the birds and squirrel.—I just received an e-mail from brasscheck. this is one scary video. They say, “This may explain why Bush has ordered an active unit of combat troops to be stationed inside the US to serve as an “on call federal” response in times of emergency, “specifically for use in case of “civil unrest” and for “crowd control.” This is a first in American history.
The unit chosen for this task is the Army’s Third Infantry Division’s First Brigade Combat Team which has spent thirty-five of the last sixty month in Iraq.
There’re here now and training for “domestic operations.”

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/445.html
All I can say is that they had better make damm sure there is NO funny business with the voting process. The American people will not stand for another stolen election. Not this time!!!

14 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

I’ve not read all the posts so I’m hoping this is not a duplicate. I found a great site through a link in the NY Times Health Section today:

http://wordwatchers.wordpress.com/2008/10/02/language-in-interviews-vs-speeches-part-4-sarah-palin/

“…..What does this mean? It could simply mean that Sarah Palin doesn’t think about the world in terms of divisions and distinct categories. Exclusive words don’t only indicate exclusiveness, however. They also indicate cognitive complexity, and help us estimate the truthfulness of a statement or story. It’s easier to keep your story straight if it’s simple, so people tend to use fewer exclusive words and speak in simple sentences when they lie.

So which is she, deceptive or just not very exclusive? Looking at her debates and interviews, her lack of complexity seems more evasive than non-exclusive. “

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Here is a link to Keith O & Village Voice about Housegate

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#27170427

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbor

Here is link to KO and The Village Voice about housegate

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#27170427

14 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Jamie, Floridian in France (06:38:58) :

Hopefully she will.

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Here is KO & The Village Voice about housegate.

(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#27170427)

Remove brackets as it would not let me post link.

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Link from Huff re Rhonda McBride, Palin’s Rural Adviser, resigning.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/palins-rural-adviser-quit_n_134425.html

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

For our family and friends overseas, you can go to http://www.myspace.com/mydates to watch the last debate.

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

test

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

You can watch the debate online.

http://www.myspace.com/mydebates

14 10 2008
phoebe

Good News….maybe you Alaskans won’t have to have Palin back either. Maybe she & Todd will get to spend some time behind bars. The lower 48 would be happy, Alaskans would be happy, & Brian & Brenda would be relieved..it seems a perfect solution to all of are problems.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/post_180_n_134427.html

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

can’t post a link. for those who want to watch the debate online.

mydebates.org

14 10 2008
MaryfromMontcoPA

Don’t moose and other antler/horn bearing mammals excrete some sort of musk or pheromones from their antlers? Brenda just might be sensing Brian’s sweet allure, and trying to figure out why she’s so attracted to a swing set!

Hope she finds her Brian! When’s rutting season for moose? And good luck with your swing set surviving it!

14 10 2008
karen marie

angryxer posted this link in the thread above but it is so important for people to see this i’m posting it down here, just in case anyone missed it.

http://angryxer.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/donna-brazile-is-not-going-to-the-back-of-the-bus/#comment-242

in this clip donna brazile eloquently describes where we are, where we’ve been and where we can go if we all stand up and pull together.

heave

ho

14 10 2008
Shikago

Just a shout out Brenda and Brian from Chi. Thank you for reminding the rest of us animals, that no matter our age or species, swingsets are always fun to play with. Enjoying my coffee, expanded investigations in AK, news of polls CO 54-38, Minn 51-40 n Wisc 54-37 go Obama/Biden.

14 10 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

A flock of Canada geese flew over my head while I walked to work this morning. I told my Canadian friend it was a sign from God that she should write me in for prime minister today…

Have a great day, Mudpuppies ; )

14 10 2008
sauer kraut

Ghazala Khan is a phishing troll. I’d put that one into the spam can.

14 10 2008
jackie

don’t let Sarah know about Brian and Brenda, or she’ll be out there in a plane shooting them down..

14 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

derDunkelRover (06:04:55) :

I looked at the Dallas News article there seem to be a fair number of anti-Palin comments on it. I also have the impression that “W” is none too happy with McCain and that may influence the paper’s editorial staff. I think he’s still riled over the convention disinvitation and McCain’s stunts over the bailout. If you recall “W” commended Obama’s contribution to the bailout, but failed to include McCain. A lot of other people are seeking to distance themselves too. They want to avoid being caught on deck when the campaign sinks under the weight of its own egotistical mismanagement. The News may endorse McCain as half-heatedly as Esquire endorsed Obama,

14 10 2008
karen marie

anyone smelling the same thing i am?

toast?

i just read the full ADN story on monegan’s request that the personnel board investigate palin’s allegations with respect to his job performance.

this entire situation defines the disaster that is the republican party.

if sarah palin had simply acknowledged inappropriate behavior, troopergate would have been an easily overcome blip on the national radar.

if sarah palin had simply allowed the legislature’s investigation to go forward, troopergate would still not be the disaster for her that it will surely be.

because sarah palin has not an iota of sense in her head, she winds up with a can of worms open that nothing can close. if nothing else, her handling of the scandal demonstrates that she is inherently unqualified to handle the demands of the office of president or vice president.

if she can’t control her husband’s activities within alaska state government, how could she control the activities of the hundreds of people in a presidential or vice presidential administration?

http://www.adn.com/politics/story/555289.html

14 10 2008
more cowbell

Brian for VEEP!

Brenda for First Lady!

14 10 2008
more cowbell

Uh … Second Lady? Need caffeine …

14 10 2008
sauer kraut

PDX – I get scads of large winged birds flying overheard twice a year. After seeing my roof one year, I make it a point to never be underneath winged creatures of that size.

May a flock of snow geese fly over Scranton at the appointed hour today. …

btw, has anyone mentioned how cow-like most moose usually are? In Maine’s Baxter State Park, people are known to walk up to a moose laying alongside a hiking trail to pet the critter. They just lay there and look at ya whilst chewing their cud.

14 10 2008
Shikago

Great grandpa stump on MSNBC right now promising to expand morning recess from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

14 10 2008
Michele

Lot’s of media outlets not too happy about the Gov’s bizarre claim of being “cleared of any and all” unethical paper. ADN’s editorial is downright brutal. Can we be seeing a media finally sick and tired of being lied to?

14 10 2008
Suchanut Wesson Hussein Scalper Palin

MJC (06:24:36) :

“Chocolate News”: Obama’s Not Black (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/chocolate-news-obamas-not_n_134457.html

**THIS WILL GET YOU LAUGHING TODAY, OR AT LEAST SMILING
_________________________________

Very funny…..Thanks MJC!

14 10 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

Sauer kraut– Point well taken!

14 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

It’s obvious to me that Brian and Brenda take the education of any future mooselings very seriously. They are checking out the neighborhood to make sure it provides an enriching environment. Brian, bless his heart, aimed to be helpful by dragging the swing set into the woods for Brenda’s inspection. When that proved less than successful, Brenda was obliged to check it out in situ. You just know, Brian and Brenda won’t let their offspring drop out of school.

14 10 2008
karen marie

derDunkelRover, the number i like to keep track of is the unfavorables.

last i checked, obama was 45% unfavorable, 55% favorable and mccain has been stalled at 50% unfavorable, 50% favorable for over a month, i believe.

it’s kind of tough to see how mccain gets over that unfavorable hump.

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

>Forty Watt Hussein (07:49:32) :

It’s obvious to me that Brian and Brenda take the education of any future mooselings very seriously. They are checking out the neighborhood to make sure it provides an enriching environment. Brian, bless his heart, aimed to be helpful by dragging the swing set into the woods for Brenda’s inspection. When that proved less than successful, Brenda was obliged to check it out in situ. You just know, Brian and Brenda won’t let their offspring drop out of school.<
———–
LOL

14 10 2008
phoebe

Think Sarah should have kept that closet door closed….the skeletons are falling out all over the place. Thought Todd’s interview with Greta was a real bad idea. It didn’t take much to figure out the logistics between their house being built the the sports arena….just down the road & amazingly at the very same time….hmmmmmmmm. They have done so many illegal things they don’t even realize when they are incrimminating themselves. They don’t seem to be the sharpest knives in the drawer. Just hate evil self righteous people.

14 10 2008
Michele

karen marie (07:40:57) :

This is the career killer. Alaskan’s could probably have accepted that she overstepped her authority and all politicians stretch the truth a bit and let her off with a wrist slap, but she is absolutely hopeless. She has no political savvy or finesse at all. It’s her blundering around (partly her fault and partly, no doubt, the stupidity of the McCain advisers) that is creating a full-blown scandal out of what should have been fixable with an apology and restitution to those she harmed. For cryin’ out loud, if you’re going to be a dishonest pol, at least be good at it.

14 10 2008
sauer kraut

There she goes again, giving us 40 watts of moosey humor !! Whata schwingah. …

14 10 2008
Tom from PA

What is happening to the McCain/Palin campaign…is there a bit of masochism going on there?
Having attended hundreds of Philadelphia sporting events and knowing how blue that 3 state area is and knowing that Barack would be campaigning there all day…the boos were inevitable. Now Palin is going to Scranton which is every bit as blue just after the Biden/Clinton?Clinton affair. I’m sure there will be some taunters outside if not in.
McCain will then be going on Letterman who obviously will not be too kind in NYC which is the bluest part of a state that in the last poll was +33 for Obama.
SP follows that up on SNL where the cast and producers are not big SP fans in the same city….and live.

14 10 2008
MJC

McCain: At Wednesday’s Debate I Plan To Bring Up Ayers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/mccain-at-wednesdays-deba_n_134506.html

14 10 2008
Shikago

So, we now see the new big word Mc1925 is using to fire up the few supporters he and SP have left in Bluebell, PA this morning, and that is “fight” used 10 times in his last sentence. So they go from hate to fight. . . good plan.

14 10 2008
MJC

McCain-Palin Rallies: The Worst Hits (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/mccain-palin-rallies-the_n_134474.html

** SARAH PALIN AND JOHN MCCAIN HAVE A WAY OF BRINGING UNITY AMONG HATEMONGERS

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

News Alert..

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, 100% pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between 1/1 and 12/31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
MJC

McCain-Palin Rallies: The Worst Hits (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/mccain-palin-rallies-the_n_134474.html

**This is MCain/Palin’s version of UNITY!

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Attention … News Alert..

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, 100% pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between 1/1 and 12/31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

If you are seeing red, vote blue.

Speaking of trying to get McCain to drop his campaign of hate… check out this woman’s blog on that very topic: http://shansgazette.wordpress.com

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

News Alert..

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, 100% pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between 1-1 and 12-31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Press Release

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, 100% pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between 1/1 and 12/31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Hmm.. can’t post.. what’s going on?? this is a test

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Thinking Man

14 10 2008
Michele

Campbell Brown on CNN has a nice editorial that might convince some undecided voters not to believe the smears against Obama. She is married to Dan Senor, a Republican strategist who formerly worked for George W., so she’s no leftwing shill. My favorite line, “all but the ill-informed” realize that Obama is not a Muslim and is a Christian.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/13/campbell.brown.obama/index.html

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Press Release!!

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, 100% pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between 1/1 and 12/31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Press Release🙂

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, totally pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between 1/1 and 12/31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Press Release

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, totally pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between Jan 1 and Dec 31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
phoebe

Interesting video about McCain from Greenwold….makes me miss Russsert again

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=MagZMS7c38%2B4k3%2F9mymSe36UyqE%2Beq26

14 10 2008
Michele

Gretchen (05:52:42) :

It was David Frum, not Shrum. Bob Shrum is a writer for HuffPo and one of the good guys! Frum is a Republican speechwriter and contributes to the far right Neocon journal, National Review. He was something else, wasn’t he? He alone gets to decide what is the appropriate tone for political discourse. Imagine if that were the case. No one would be able to stay awake long enough listening to the self-serving droning.

14 10 2008
Halcrow

DonnaInMichigan (05:51:45) :
Do they have truancy laws in the good state of Alaska??
Why is it that Sarah’s children have been out of school for weeks?

They do have truancy laws; however, Piper and Willow have been drafted into the Alaskan National Guard under section 43, paragraph a, (iv) of Alaska’s Emergency Powers Act, and have been deployed to the Lower 48 to act as decoys on the Governor’s security team, but only for the duration of the election operation.

They are due to rotate home on November 5, 2008.

Grandfather Heath, much more concerned than Todd Palin about this prolonged absence from school, did raise the matter in the required manner with the appropriate authorities in Wasilla, and he was shocked to find that all was aboveboard and legal.

Mr. Heath was not amused that his petition was rejected under the blanket provisions of section 13, paragraphs b, (vii), (ix) and (xv) of the Alaska Dairy Act: “Hard Cheese!!”

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Hmmmm whats this?

Press Release

john Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, totally pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between Jan 1 and Dec 31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
Regi

When I think of what Bush has done in the last eight years to grab executive power combined with McCain/Palin getting elected my mind just shuts down and I automatically google relocating to Australia.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

Is it just me or are others having problems posting? I’ve tried posting something 3 times and it won’t accept it.. weird.

14 10 2008
jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin

karen marie (07:51:52) :
last i checked, obama was 45% unfavorable, 55% favorable and mccain has been stalled at 50% unfavorable, 50% favorable for over a month, i believe.

I don’t remember the exact figures, but CNN was showing the (un)favorables on McCain last night and the split has now widened from the 50/50 figure in the bad direction. I think Obama’s have changed also in the ‘good’ direction.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

John Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, totally pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between Jan 1 and Dec 31 and void if God tells me to void it.

Vote for me and vote often.

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Marty Hussein That One Voter – Get the HouseGater

I find if I’m having trouble with posting, it usually involves a link.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

John Mccain just released a press release saying to inspire confidence, and to bolster the economy, the war in iraq, totally pro life, reinstating segregation and taxing drinking water, he has decided to give every american over the age of 12 a $20,000 rebate, regardless if you pay or don’t pay taxes.

Illegal aliens are qualified only if they have registered to vote republican.

This payment will be given on Nov 5th.

Note: Void if McCain doesn’t win, void if your birthday falls between Jan 1 and Dec 31 and void if God tells me to void it.

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

hmm no link.. just text.. no idea why it dislikes it.. oh well, i guess it’s not important.. hahaha

14 10 2008
katiebegood

AKM, are you ever without snow in Alaska?

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

phoebe (08:21:25) :

Interesting video about McCain from Greenwold….makes me miss Russsert again

I was thinking about Tim Russert this morning, and how I really really miss him!

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

phoebe (08:21:25) :

Interesting video about McCain from Greenwold….makes me miss Russsert again

I was thinking about Tim Russert this morning, and how I really really miss him!

14 10 2008
Brenda

Oh my! The geniuses at the McCain campaign’s tactic to have Palin file an ethics complaint against herself may backfire big time! This is an excerpt from the Huff Post article “Palin Probe Expanded Beyond Troopergate”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/post_180_n_134427.html

“But there could be more land mines ahead. Some weeks ago, the McCain team devised a plan to have Palin file an ethics complaint against herself with the State Personnel Board, arguing that it alone was capable of conducting a fair, nonpartisan inquiry into whether she fired Monegan because he refused to fire Wooten, who had been involved in a messy custody battle with her sister. Some Democrats ridiculed the move, noting that the personnel board answered to Palin. But the board ended up hiring an aggressive Anchorage trial lawyer, Timothy Petumenos, as an independent counsel. McCain aides were chagrined to discover that Petumenos was a Democrat who had contributed to Palin’s 2006 opponent for governor, Tony Knowles. Palin is now scheduled to be questioned next week, and the counsel’s report could be released soon after.”

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Marty Hussein That One Voter – Get the HouseGater

Oops! I should’ve also mentioned, I have had trouble copying and pasting from a source – maybe because of embedded html?

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

I was thinking about Tim Russert this morning, and how I really really miss him!

14 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

what if petumenos was not a stealth democrat at all. what if the plan all along was to chose someone who looks like a democrat/acts like a democrat ,but is in on the plan.
then whatever findings emerge from his investigation will be heralded as unbiased, un partisan.

see how paranoid this past administration has made me.

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

AKM, Thanks for the pic of “Brenda”🙂 I never realized how BIG moose are! Also thanks everyone for the great links🙂 I can’t believe how “stupid” palin “Bots” are!
So now we have, “Babygate” “Troopergate” and “Housegate” Maybe we should get those people from the video talking about “lies” and see what they have to say,LOL!😀
“That god wants her to burn in hell?”
Well, I just hope, all Saracuda’s chickens “come home to roost”😀

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

I was thinking about Russert this morning, and how I really really miss him!

14 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@katiebegood (08:44:44) :

AKM, are you ever without snow in Alaska?

~

I can answer that: YES! I spent a week of wonderful warm (mid-70’s) sunny days in Denali a few years ago. Snow on the mountains of course and ice in the glaciers, but not on the ground.

http://photos.alaska.org/alaska-photos/Denali-National-Park-Photos/Kantishna-Inside-The-Park/North-Face-Lodge/1+NFL+and+Denali.jpg.html

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

NEW THREAD….come on over!

14 10 2008
Marty Hussein That One Voter - Get the HouseGater

What is funny is they hired a trial lawyer, because i think none of them wanted to rule against her only to be fired. Hiring an outside investigator eliminates their potential harassment by palin.

Now they’re looking into other stuff so who knows.. Wonder if they’ll look into the potential bribery related to her FREE HOUSE..!

The poor little woman keeps trying stuff and nothing seems to be working.. funny

14 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (08:51:27) :
“see how paranoid this past administration has made me.”

You’re not alone, fawnskin. Yesterday, my spouse decided the only way to explain McCain’s strange facial expressions and carictiture-like body movements is that he has actually expired and “they” have put a double in his place!

In fairness, spouse had been working long and hard in the hot sun……..

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Written in ballot:
PDX “That One” Hussein MB for Prime Minister (check!)

Tag — you’re it!! You’re office awaits you!!

14 10 2008
Mia

West Virginian,
Here is a good article about the ACORN situation:

http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2008/10/10/conservative-fraud/

And here’s one about McCain’s buddy G. Gordon Liddy by none other than Carl Bernstein:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-bernstein/ayers-and-the-mccain-g-go_b_134256.html

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Here’s a comment on Huff:

Her stump speech preaches that they will reform Washington. Really. For one who breaks all the rules but preaches they will reform everyone else — carries the same ringtone as let’s see — who was that in Washington — oh yea — CHENEY!!

McCain has his sidekick Palin who employed her sidekick First Dude Todd Palin
Bush has his sidekick Cheney who employed as his sidekicks Rove & Libbey.
Cheney who tried to re-right the rules as to the position of Vice-President
Palin who gave clear indication of her desire to re-right the rules of the position of Vice-President in her VP debate.

This ringtone of familiarly is too close for the well being of the Country. Cheney was in office as his went down. She’s making every attempt to drag it up the stairs entering the White House.

When Libbey was found guilty — Bush pardoned him.

Is that the first notation on the list of things to do by McCain — Pardon Palin & Palin.

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Obama Expands Leads In Four Battlegrounds
“May Be Insurmountable”

Go to HuffPo/Politics – it wouldn’t allow me to post a link

Gobama!

14 10 2008
Shikago

Marty Hussein That One Voter – Get the HouseGater (08:43:53) :
No post??

FYI
I & others have had a similar problem posting here recently, it seems to be a selective glitch from wordpress. It was odd because eventually the posts showed up at the correct time & position in the thread.

My second attempts (to post the same thing) ended up as dupes in AKM’s spam folder.

It’s let me be the past few days.

14 10 2008
WV Democrat

LOL @ PDX “That One” Hussein MB (07:36:24) :

A flock of Canada geese flew over my head while I walked to work this morning. I told my Canadian friend it was a sign from God that she should write me in for prime minister today…

—————————————————————

Does that mean my illegal immigration plan of chasing those despicable “fowl” smelling birds out of my yard with a pitchfork every day is a sign from God to vote Obama/Biden?

14 10 2008
avahome

I do believe the “swing set” must seem like a giant “wind chime” to Brenda & Brian. I don’t know how windy it is where you are…. Here in Alvin, TX it gets darn right gusty being 30 miles from the Gulf.

Please keep the pics up of your moose visitors…I wouldn’t mind a little moose biography either. We tend to live in our own worlds way down here.

14 10 2008
Michele

I used to live in Minnesota and my sister lived in the town of Rochester (famous for the Mayo Clinic). They had a staggering goose problem–thousands of them would congregate on the banks of the river and goose poo was a serious aesthetic and health concern. Some enterprising artist started collecting the stuff, drying it out and making it into sculpture. Not sure what the market for her artwork was or that that would be a very good idea in these days of avian flu, but it was a clever solution to a big, stinking problem.

14 10 2008
Montana Born

Hello AKM and other Alaskans,

Can you tell us about Tim Petumenos? What are his credentials and reputation? Do you trust him to be a fair investigator on the personnel Board?
Thanks in advance for your response to this question.

Until Later,

Montana Born

14 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

A most interesting interaction between Biden and his crowd today in Warren, OH. The article is on HuffPo here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/biden-on-mccains-economic_n_134571.html

But the take-away is this:
“Biden told the Warren audience that there’s a fundamental difference between the Democratic and Republican tickets. Then someone in the audience shouted, “Brains!” The Delaware senator laughed and the crowd cheered.”

Just maybe we’re turning a corner in this country, where we want more from our leaders than for them to be someone to have a beer with. Given that Warren is in a 3-county area about to become eligible for assistance from the Appalachian Regional Commission, could it be that even Palin’s vaunted Joe Six-Packs are beginning to see that it takes brains to run a country well?

14 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

re the problem with posting and links.

Perhaps mudflats could fire off a quick email to akismet and ask them to look into the matter. That’s what I had to do when the hijinx of the puma and NO WE WONTers messed up my ability to post.

14 10 2008
Maggie AKA Molten Contra Hussein Palin

I couldn’t find the electoral college goody that was mentioned in this post from AKM. Anybody know where the link is for that one?

Thanks.

14 10 2008
Lori W.

Came across this today, thought I would pass it on:
By Donald Craig Mitchell

It has been a month since John McCain’s running mate waved goodbye to Alaska from the stage at the Anchorage convention center and flew off to America on assignment to rouse the Republican base. Since then those of us she left behind here in the subarctic have not seen hide nor hair of her.

But from what I’ve seen of her on TV Sarah seems to have been doing a pretty good job of it, hop scotching from Nevada to Florida and back again making John McCain’s last best case for his candidacy, which is that Barack Obama is unfit for the presidency because he’s on speaking terms with a “terrorist” named Bill Ayers.

For those too young to remember Bill in his prime, in the 1960s Bill Ayers, who today is a college professor neighbor of Barack Obama’s in Chicago, was a full of his own shit rich kid who thought that busting plate glass windows out of storefronts along Michigan Avenue and setting off homemade pipe bombs in the men’s room of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., would persuade Richard Nixon to end the Vietnam War. As a consequence of that and similar nonsense Bill, ended up underground for some years. But for Bill, those were good years because he got to spend them with Bernadine Dohrn, the Angie Jolie of the New Left, who he made an honest woman of when they were on the run and to whom, being a practitioner of the family values that Sarah Palin cherishes, he’s still married.

I mention that because each time she’s thrown it out like a piece of raw meat to the sanguinolent roar of the crowds she’s been inciting on the campaign trail, the national media has dutifully reported without much comment Sarah’s rote accusation that Barack Obama hobnobs with “terrorists”. But to the best of my knowledge not a single reporter has asked Sarah whether prior to having been told by Steve Schmidt to memorize that sound bite she had ever heard of Bill Ayers?

If I get a chance when she’s back in Alaska next month I’ll ask her myself. When I do, since Sarah Palin was 5-years-old and living in Wasilla during the Days of Rage, I’ll bet the mortgage that she has no idea who Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn are, what the Weathermen were, or what the acronym “SDS” stands for.

Donald Craig Mitchell is an attorney in Anchorage, Alaska. Mitchell is the author of Sold American: The Story of Alaska Natives and Their Land and Take My Land Take My Life: The Story of Congress’s Historic Settlement of Alaska Native Land Claims, which in 2006 the Alaska Historical Society recognized as two of the most important books ever written about the history of Alaska.

Comments (1)
Never Heard of Him
written by PAposter, October 14, 2008

I am so glad you wrote this piece. I am 47 years old, and I have never heard of this guy, until this election cycle, nor had any of my friends. Now I know why. The McCain/Palin campaign has made it sound like 9/11. I could find very little information, but one thing I was sure about, is that Obama was 8 years old when it happened. And I knew his actions were in protest to the Vietnam War, like so many others. I also felt, that Mr. Ayers current position, would be disallowed, if it had been as “extreme” as they are trying to make it out to be.

Palin associating Obama with Mr. Ayers, has caused quite a bit of unrest, and much criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. Both Palin and McCain are unapologetic, she said today, and I quote, “I have nothing to lose, attacking Obama”. I wonder how Senator McCain feels about that?

14 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@ lacy lady………yup they were in portland……….training with no notice…….no notice given………..lots of scared people
they were in black helicopters……..sitting on the edge of the helicopters with guns pointing out……….landing on top of buildings……….this happended the night obamba was in denver………didn’t the police pick up a couple of guys afew days eairler who said they were supposed to shoot him in denver…….the the police came back and said “sorry they were on drugs” that was it….it scared me

14 10 2008
mhrt oregon

Marty Hussein That One Voter – Get the HouseGater (08:39:40) :

Is it just me or are others having

you are there about 9 times

14 10 2008
Janet

I voted for this blog in the Blogger’s Choice Awards. Thanks for including a link to the voting otherwise I probably wouldn’t have figured out where to vote.




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