The Obama Sign Cam Hits the Big Time!

14 10 2008

CNN Video Click Here!

Remember Mudflatter TeachKids, and her son Preston? They’re the ones who had their Obama sign stolen from their front yard in Oregon. Twice!

Preston had the brilliant idea of putting a web cam on the yard sign to catch the thief.  TeachKids mentioned it on Mudflats and presto! A round-the-world community of sign watchers was born! Mudflatters flocked to the sign and chatted the night away, and the day away, and the next night, and so on for the last month, 24/7!

They’ve been on the local news, and the video above was on CNN! Congratulations TeachKids and Preston!

To visit the Obama Sign Cam live, right now, click HERE!


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14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Bravo Preston!!!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

I made the #1 spot!!!!! Yeah!!!!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

The video moved…put Obama sign in “search” and it comes right up after a commercial.

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Okay…is this a parallel universe? How am I number 1, 2 and 3? Anybody out there?

Also, don’t forget to “envision” today! http://www.manifestobama.com

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Hey, I’m lonely over here!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Hellooooooo?

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

I think I have set the record for top 10 spots in one thread….

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Way to go Preston and AKM!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

President Barack Obama! President Barack Obama! President Barack Obama!

On side note from last thread- I am appalled at how much the “renovations” cost. I have overseen a lot of contract work like that and those numbers are so bloated. Someone needs to get the drill down on that pronto.

14 10 2008
Laurie Charbonneau

lol…you are not alone mvgfwd

Did you listen to McCain give his money speech this morning?

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

wow movngfwd. think everyone else is on the previous post

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

What was the McSame money speech about? I missed it.

14 10 2008
BigPete

Hey mvngfwd…….hogging all the top slots does NOT count if don’t have anything to say (like me, for example). Remember we were scolded recently for NOT being ‘cerebrial’ (enough).

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Does that mean I have to turn in my MENSA membership? 😉

I have taken to muting the TV when McFailin comes on…I read the results here instead. For sanity sake, I just cringe to hear their voices. I am happy to hear that Johnny wants to bring up Ayers at the debate. Now Obama can address it and move on. Maybe a counterpunch should include Charles Keating and Liddy? I hope JM has hurricane impact glass on that house of his.

14 10 2008
Edie

Hey guys..don’t know if this video has been posted but, it’s neat. I’m not a rap music fan but message on target and can target our young people

14 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

I wonder if they caught the two female gnome thiefs ?

14 10 2008
BigPete

Even Palin can’t stand the sound of her own voice…That’s why she (also) watched the first Fey ‘Palin skit’ with the volume off!

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Obama Expands Leads In Four Battlegrounds
“May Be Insurmountable”

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of those four states, Obama’s lead is in the double digits.

In Colorado, Obama leads 52 to McCain’s 43 percent. In Michigan he is up 54 to 38 percent. In Minnesota Obama leads 51 to 40 percent, and in Wisconsin 51 to McCain’s 43 percent.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/polls-obama-surging-in-fo_n_134543.html

Gobama!

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

This is the website of Shepard Fairey – the artist who did the Obama print that we all see everywhere. I tried to find the video on youtube, but couldn’t. Worth watching (even if you not a rapper).

http://obeygiant.com/

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Obama Expands Leads In Four Battlegrounds
“May Be Insurmountable”

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of those four states, Obama’s lead is in the double digits.

In Colorado, Obama leads 52 to McCain’s 43 percent. In Michigan he is up 54 to 38 percent. In Minnesota Obama leads 51 to 40 percent, and in Wisconsin 51 to McCain’s 43 percent.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com
/2008/10/14/polls-obama-surging-in-fo_n_134543.html

You’ll have to reconnect the link – wouldn’t post.
Gobama!

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Obama Expands Leads In Four Battlegrounds
“May Be Insurmountable”

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of those four states, Obama’s lead is in the double digits.

In Colorado, Obama leads 52 to McCain’s 43 percent. In Michigan he is up 54 to 38 percent. In Minnesota Obama leads 51 to 40 percent, and in Wisconsin 51 to McCain’s 43 percent.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com
/2008/10/14/polls-obama-surging-in-fo_n_134543.html

You’ll have to reconnect the link – wouldn’t post.
Gobama!

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Obama Expands Leads In Four Battlegrounds
“May Be Insurmountable”

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of those four states, Obama’s lead is in the double digits.

In Colorado, Obama leads 52 to McCain’s 43 percent. In Michigan he is up 54 to 38 percent. In Minnesota Obama leads 51 to 40 percent, and in Wisconsin 51 to McCain’s 43 percent.

huffingtonpost.com
/2008/10/14/polls-obama-surging-in-fo_n_134543.html

You’ll have to reconnect and correct the link – wouldn’t post.

Gobama!

If this shows up 3 times…sorry!

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Obama Expands Leads In Four Battlegrounds
“May Be Insurmountable”

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of those four states, Obama’s lead is in the double digits.

In Colorado, Obama leads 52 to McCain’s 43 percent. In Michigan he is up 54 to 38 percent. In Minnesota Obama leads 51 to 40 percent, and in Wisconsin 51 to McCain’s 43 percent.

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

You’ll have to reconnect and correct the link – wouldn’t post.

Gobama!

If this shows up 3 times…sorry!

14 10 2008
AnneinWA

Obama Expands Leads In Four Battlegrounds
“May Be Insurmountable”

Quinnipiac finds that Barack Obama now polls ahead of John McCain, and over 50 percent, in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In three of those four states, Obama’s lead is in the double digits.

In Colorado, Obama leads 52 to McCain’s 43 percent. In Michigan he is up 54 to 38 percent. In Minnesota Obama leads 51 to 40 percent, and in Wisconsin 51 to McCain’s 43 percent.

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

Gobama!

If this shows up 3. 4. 5 times…sorry!

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!

If this shows up 3. 4. 5 times…sorry!

14 10 2008
upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod

There was some talk of a scholarship fund for Preston. Has that gotten off the ground yet? I’m definitely in!

And a shout out to my neighbors in North Dakota! Holy crap…are you going BLUE???

hose Hussein hotrod

14 10 2008
Bea

The Young Turks have a HILARIOUS video comparing the Obama/McCain race to the Batman vs. Pengiun race from the old TV show:

The parallels are UNCANNY and hilarious!!

Enjoy!

(and don’t forget to visit: http://manifestobama.com)

14 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Good Day All —

nice piece in the ADN re: Palin’s vindication —

“””””She claims the report “vindicates” her. She said that the investigation found “no unlawful or unethical activity on my part.”

Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.

Page 8, Finding Number One of the report says: “I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”

In plain English, she did something “unlawful.” She broke the state ethics law.”””

Read more @ //www.adn.com/opinion/view/story/555236.html

14 10 2008
mer

Huzzah to TeachKids & SignKid!

Obama/Biden 08!

The spirit of O’Merkley lives on in each of us.

14 10 2008
LA

upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod (09:16:29) :

There was some talk of a scholarship fund for Preston. Has that gotten off the ground yet? I’m definitely in!

And a shout out to my neighbors in North Dakota! Holy crap…are you going BLUE???

hose Hussein hotrod
++++++++++++++++++++++
HA..great minds! I was just going to ask the same thing.

14 10 2008
Epic

I know we’ve been talking about troopergate and workmans compgate and housegate, but looking at the new Govenors office refurbishmentgate I wonder if this is the one to go critical.

Why would you overpay? To channel money to the contractor.
Why do that? To get something back or to pay off… something.

Something personal owed or received. In exchange for official favor.

It really is an old stinky onion

14 10 2008
formerAKperson

Watching from a distance, this election boils down to a key question::

What would youi rather have a ‘half-heartbeat away’ from becoming President of the US?
1. A box of rocks
2. Sarah “The Embarrassment” Palin

I realize the box of rocks may be (almost) as intellectually challenged as Sarah Palin. However, I would argue that rocks would be less dangerous. Unless she starts throwin’ ’em at Russia.

14 10 2008
lynn hussein hussein

formerAKperson asked:

Watching from a distance, this election boils down to a key question::

What would you rather have a ‘half-heartbeat away’ from becoming President of the US?
1. A box of rocks
2. Sarah “The Embarrassment” Palin

I realize the box of rocks may be (almost) as intellectually challenged as Sarah Palin. However, I would argue that rocks would be less dangerous. Unless she starts throwin’ ‘em at Russia.

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Why do we have to choose? Option 2 will soon be carrying her great big Option 1 down to the bottom of the Bering Sea. Maybe on November 4, but perhaps she’ll wade on into the water even before then. And of course she won’t blink.

14 10 2008
Independent in AZ

Congrats Preston, teacher mom and Mudflat sign groupies!…You tube version, sans ads.

CNN coverage of Preston’s sign:

it started with one voice….

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

@ crust- We have been collecting signed pieces of his since the beginning of the primaries. I just fell in love with his imagery of Obama.

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

OOhhh! Andrea Mitchell just brought up the fact that McCain’s Palin pick was bad for the ticket and if he had “picked Pawlety (sp?) or Romney…” and her guest, Mark Whittaker, said “Coulda, shoulda, woulda….”. Yikes!

14 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

I just read on Huffpo that the Alaska Personnel Board is expanding its ethics investigation of Palin. I guess the original probe was just not wide enough to cover all of her ethical lapses.

Well, chalk that one up as another McCain campaign tactic that has backfired!

14 10 2008
karen

Please go to http://www.villagevoice.com & read The Book of Sarah Palin, That’s who Sarah is!!!!!!!!

14 10 2008
Laurie Charbonneau

@mvngfwd…the yahoo who was telling us how to spell…was none other than our beloved intrigued. I dont know who he/she is, but they have been here since the beginning. They tried by slowly fitting it…then slowly tossing out garbage. Telling us they were independent…he/she is very angry and responds to posters in an arrogant and sarcastic way. He/she was nailed on it…so is coming back under various hats.

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

>mvngfwd (09:32:06) :

@ crust- We have been collecting signed pieces of his since the beginning of the primaries. I just fell in love with his imagery of Obama.<

I’m jealous! JK. I too love his work – especially of Obama

14 10 2008
BigPete

The Batman vs. Penguin video from Bea (a previous post) IS HILARIOUS. History REALLY does repeat itself.

14 10 2008
twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen

What is this about refurbishing the Gov. office?

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps
14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

After Rachel and Frum last night, thought this was interesting

K-Lo vs Frum

David Frum gets disciplined by Kathryn Jean-Lopez and Mark Steyn for expressing his actual opinion on Sarah Palin on TV. Frum responds:

Perhaps it is our job at NRO is tell our readers only what they want to hear, without much regard to whether it is true. Perhaps it is our duty just to keep smiling and to insist that everything is dandy – that John McCain’s economic policies make sense, that his selection of Sarah Palin was an act of statesmanship, that she herself is the second coming of Anna Schwartz, and that nobody but an over-educated snob would ever suggest otherwise.

Well, yes, David. Didn’t you get the memo? A simple question for the NRO right: When David “Axis Of Evil” Frum is cast out as a liberal MSM toady, who exactly is still a conservative?

14 10 2008
Laurie Charbonneau

I’m listening to Andrea Mitchell too. I wonder if she shudders everytime the financial crisis is brought up. Hubby greenspan played a huge role in what is happening…and I read something the other day where he is still defending the decisions re: deregulation

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Intrigued/used to participate isn’t that keen on participating – left him/her a ‘cranial’ question yesterday – obviously above his/her pay grade! still no reply.

14 10 2008
NMJ

AKM, is there any way I can turn off the Snap Preview? It’s really irritating having that obscuring window popping up every time my mouse moves over a link. I think I spend a third of my mouse time navigating around links so as not to trigger a window that interrupts my reading!

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Gary Hussein Shikago

enjay AKA Turbine Yukon (09:21:09) :

Good Day All —

nice piece in the ADN re: Palin’s vindication —

“””””She claims the report “vindicates” her. . .
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Vindicates her my ass. . .

Another great AKM thread, Congrats TeachKids & Preston love the sign cam…
Thanks too, AKM, I was just at the browsing Mudflats store link, love the selection of books and everything, just in time for holiday shopping.

14 10 2008
Augie

For those who are unaware, Teach and Signkid are also asking for postcards to be sent to them. The address (a PO Box) can be found at the sign watch site. With all this publicity and attention, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a book come out of it.
I’m sending them a postcard that was made from a painting done by one of our grand-daughters. Her painting was chosen when she was in third grade (she’s now in 7th) to be placed on the cover of the North Little Rock (Arkansas) Centennial celebration program. She was presented with a prize at the opening ceremony by Mary Steenburgen (a NLR native).
A couple of years later, she was contacted by the mayor’s office for further recognition. Seems that a Chief Warrent Officer with the Ark. Army National Guard received a package from his family while he was in Iraq. They had included a copy of the centennial program and he liked the cover picture so much that he hung it on the wall of his office in Iraq and resolved to meet the young artist upon his return. The mayor’s office arranged for a small ceremony at her school where she was able to present the officer with a framed print of the painting and he gave her his Army beret. The mayor also presented her with a plaque declaring that day as ‘her name’ Day.
We’re sending a postcard copy of the painting to the Signfamily as an yet another example of how something can take on a life of its own and touch people in many unknown ways.
I found Mudflats on Aug. 29, the day McCain announced Palin as his running mate. I have never before followed a blog, but just like the rest of you, I’ve become addicted and return here daily for a little dose of sanity and intelligence. I also joined in on the sign watch when it first went up, and while I’ve not joined the chat (it moves way too fast for me), I check in on it several times a day. It has provided our family with more enjoyment and laughter than I can begin to describe!
Thank you, AKM, for all that you’ve done and for this remarkable community that you have birthed.

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

@nmj- I actually like the snap preview….it let’s the lazy ones of us get a bite before we decide to chow down the whole article. Maybe it can be turned off per person?

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Gary Hussein Shikago

NMJ (09:54:50) :

AKM, is there any way I can turn off the Snap Preview?

NMJ, I think I turned it off by signing off of wordpress, then coming back to Mudflats not positive about this.

14 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Go, signkid!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

@augie- what a really nice story. Bravo to your granddaughter. I am sure she will enjoy sharing that story with her grandchildren someday. Can we see the cover too?

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Gary Hussein Shikago

Whoopsie, sorry that didn’t work, I was wrong I promptly admit it….

14 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Loved that Batman/Penguin video. That Young Turk channel has had some good stuff this election cycle.

14 10 2008
Phnxrising Hussein

Seriously, does anyone know about a scholarship fund for Preston? One should be set up if not already! I mean really…he is fighting for us all when he fights for his right to support the candidate of his choice publicly!

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Here is a good one from KO’s…saracuda trying to blame Wooten for chasing down a wolf with a snow-machine (like SHE would care!)
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/14/11501/312/62/629479

14 10 2008
Augie

mvngfwd-
I would truly love to show ya’ll the painting as I am extremely proud of my grand-daughter’s talent. The problem is that I have no idea how to go about it. But I am teachable if you can provide me some instruction. Thanks!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

“I have NOTHING to lose” – Sarah Palin on Rush today about her being the attack dog on Obama. Oh Yeah??? I think Ms. P will have a rude awakening on Nov 5th when she has to slink back to the good people of Alaska. What arrogance. She is truly delusional! Can we help with a Recall…please?

14 10 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange Palin

Way to go, Preston! Missourians salute you!!

Did my eyes deceive me, or is Palin sporting a polar bear pin on her dress at Scranton today?!? The hypocracy of this woman simply knows no bounds!!!

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Joan – it’s either a polar bear or a mushroom cloud – YIKES!

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Re-posting this because it’s so good I dont’ want anybody to miss it

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/bush-strategist-mccain-kn_n_134570.html

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

@augie- Is it on one of the t-shirts shown here? http://www.northlittlerock.ar.gov/programs-resources/MYC/Photo-Gall/default.asp

What a nice town you have there!

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

THE POLAR BEAR IS THE SYMBOL FOR THE AIP!!!

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Declaration:
With the recent reports of descrimination against my Native American friends and Native Alaskans by SP including the resignation of her rural adviser yesterday, on Indigenous Peoples Day in America. I heretofore have been known as Gary Hussein Shikago and now in honor and support of my Sioux family and all the sacrifices Native Americans have made and continue to make for the good of America I will henceforth be known as Chief Hussein Shikago. Smoke em.

Lord make a way…he he he

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

@caligrl- Seriously? I saw that yesterday and I found it hypocritical. Now it just pisses me off. She has it on today too!!! Who can we get this out to? Anything that shows this as their symbol? KO and RM might like this tidbit…..

14 10 2008
LA

Caligrl,
So what’s going to happen when the Polar bear is extinct due to Global warming..what new logo will they use? OHHH excuse me..SP does not believe in Global warming…Silly me.
I thought that a video was going to be aired during the “debate” between SP and Joe about wolf hunting from planes?

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Hey, a girl behind Sarah in Scranton has the same scarf on that Rachel Ray took heat for in the Dunkin Donut campaign debacle. She’s right behind her. Gotta love it! I wonder if that will get the crazy reaction that came out against DD?

14 10 2008
Bobg

I try to understand the candidates and their positions. Since McCain is 72 a clear understanding of Sarah Palin’s views is critical to deciding who to vote for.

1. Since Palin believes that if you are not Christian you are evil. Since I am not Christian (actually I am not affiliated with any religion) will I be deported?

2. I view of Palin charging the victim for rape kits am I to assume that victims of crime will be charged for the cost of the court and the salary of the police and the investigation costs and the district attorney’s salary? Charging the victims for prosecuting the criminals would help clear the court calendar.

3. In view of Sarah Palin’s past ethical lapses who shall pay for the special investigations into her actions?

4. In view of her penchant for hiring friends and family for government posts should I change my name to Palin or how can I get on the friends list?

5. In view of the First Dude taking over some of the functions of her office should we pay him a salary and pay his expenses? Who would the First Dude be accountable to since he would not have been elected nor would he be officially appointed and his office would not exist.?

6. In view of Palin having to hire an executive to manage the mundane taskes of her mayoral office can we expect her to hire an executive administrator to manage her national office? Again, who would this administrator be accountable to?

7. In view of Plain’s past dalliances with taxpayer money would it be wrong to ask her to promise to manage the taxpayer’s funds with fiscal restraint?

8. In view of Plain’s hunting practices would she expect to use military helicopters and military hardware for hunting? Could we make her exclude nuclear weapons for her hunting?

9. In view of the reports on the actions of her family and future son-in-law would the taxpayers still have to fund the ‘Just Say No” and the “Abstinence” campaigns?

10. In view of Palin’s fleeting acquaintance with the truth would she set up a new Cabinet Post? It could be called the Department Of The Truth As Seen By Sarah Palin.

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

14 10 2008
SMR

I also would be happy to contribute to a scholarship fund for our little buddy Preston. What great news, signwatch hits the big time!

Thanks Bea for the penguin debate video. Hoping that I’ll be able to fully appreciate it (laugh hysterically) once the election is over. I’m having a hard time finding the humor these days… Had my big angst-dump a few weeks ago on a thread a long way back about the divisiveness that entered the US big picture — it happened the moment that Bible Spice gave her little hate/acceptance speech at the RNC, and the recent attacks were just an escalation, the overt hateful rhetoric finally that finally compelled the MSM to speak out about this issue. Going door to door and being abused by fellow Alaskans for having the audacity to volunteer for Obama brought that home to me weeks ago. Anyway, will try not to give in to the sadness about that again, trying to use it in positive ways, strengthening my commitment to helping out the cause.

Anyway, if you’ve not listened to the American Prayer video, you must! If you love it and don’t have access to itunes you can listen to and buy that song and others (while also supporting Obama/Biden) by going to this link:

http://www.barackobama.com/music/

Thanks to everyone here for being a great group of individuals, restoring my faith in the US one person at a time!

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

It IS the logo of AIP!!!! look!!!!!

http://www.akip.org/

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

UK lady turning turtle Palinps (10:18:05)

Thanks for that link, so fun to watch the fire…

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

OMG!!! ARE YOU KIDDING??? SP on TV wearing AIP Logo???

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Shall we email KO and RM on BearPinGate? She is wearing it again today and it really is a tad too large to be anything other than a shout out to her secessionist buds.

14 10 2008
SMR

Good name Chief Hussein Shikago! I like it!

Speaking of natives, good bit on NPR this a.m. about the native votes in this election. There was a gathering at a school (in NMexico I think) — of course the school does not endorse either candidate, but invited reps for both candidates thru the local campaign offices, and only one from Obama showed up, the McShame office did not bother to respond to the request or show up.

Speaking loud & clear to the natives of America — I hope they’re listening!!!!!!

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

CNN Rick Sanchez, which airs 3 – 4 EST, has this message on his twitter board today showing what he has on his show today:

“todd and sarah palin’s ties to AIP, will explore in depth today at 3P est. 2)new polls out for obamacain and 3)new congressional sex scandal”

He also explained what AIP was:
“AIP is Alaska independent party who founder has “hatred for american govt” and calls old glory “damn flag” they want to succeed.”

“I’ve got Ralph Nader on the show this afternoon. Turning the interview over to you. What do you want to ask him?” (If you follow Rick on Twitter, myspace or facebook, you can send questions to him and he selects some he will ask Nader.)

I have no idea as to how much time he will devote to Palin/AIP.

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal
14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Go to their website, its right there, the polar bear! she must be INSANE to think people are that STUPID!!! We know she wants to “Drill, baby drill” and the polar bears are in her way, so its not like she likes them, like a normal person…so she must be wearing it as a “SHOUT OUT” HEY AIP!
here is their website.
http://www.akip.org/index.html

14 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Chief Hussein Shikago, I am just afraid that this woman will have done something against Asians, and I will have to add yet another nomenclature to my name.

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Joan aka Timber Challange Palin (10:13:29) :

Did my eyes deceive me, or is Palin sporting a polar bear pin on her dress at Scranton today?!? The hypocracy of this woman simply knows no bounds!!!
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UK lady turning turtle Palinps (10:31:45) :

It IS the logo of AIP!!!! look!!!!!

http://www.akip.org/
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If this is a FACT that Sarah Palin is wearing an AIP logo pin, I am F’n speechless. How IN YOUR FACE “I want to tear a star OFF of the American flag” can you be???

Yes PLEASE someone get this to KO and Rachel, I can’t get it done right now. AKM URGENT NEW THREAD???!!!

AIP instead of a flag pin!!!

14 10 2008
lynn hussein hussein

If you like the Batman and Robin analogy, you’ll LOVE this poster! It’s a limited edition by an artist named Paul Richmond, and I just purchased one for a BD present to myself.

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

She is beyond stupid! We now have ‘PINGATE’!

14 10 2008
Bobg

Go to the rachel Maddow website for her MSNBC show. It has a link for email. I just emailed her.

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

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

Can someone take a snapshot of her wearing the pin and send it to Rachel’s email?

14 10 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

UK lady turning turtle Palinps (10:18:05) :

Re-posting this because it’s so good I dont’ want anybody to miss it

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/bush-strategist-mccain-kn_n_134570.html
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Perhaps the Palin pick was McLame’s ultimate maverick “in your face” to the GOP? That would be giving him a lot of credit, but one never knows…

14 10 2008
Augie

mvngfwd,
Wow, thanks. I’ve never been to that site before. But, no, I didn’t see anything related to her painting there. I pulled out a copy of our newspaper that carried the story and pic, but then couldn’t find it on their website either.
Yes, NLR is a nice town. We’re just across the Arkansas River from Little Rock but we still have the feel of a small town. We moved here from western Arkansas about 12 years ago for my hubby’s job. It was tough at first. My roots were very deep there and my first grandbaby (the little artist) had just been born. But now the ‘kids’ live here too and I’m a very happy grandma!
Okay, back to this mission. I am having a disc made with the painting in a jpg and pdf format. Once I have that in hand maybe I can get one of the young’uns to show me how to send it.

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

CNN’s Planet in Peril is covering the terrible effects of drilling on the native population in Alaska!

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Straight from their bylaws…
v 1.02 Symbol

The symbol of the Alaskan Independence Party shall be a polar bear depicted with the Big Dipper and north star in the background. The party symbol incorporating these elements may be used on clothing, on pins, signs and other means for advertising and raising party funds.

14 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Last Sunday Doonesbury .http://wpcomics.washingtonpost.com/client/wpc/db/2008/10/12/

Republicans and family values

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Wow, just sent an e-mail to Rachel Maddow about the polar bear pin, ddn’t even know I could do that from the UK.

14 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Sister Sarah and the state of Alaska sued the U S for listing the polar bear as threatened. Now she is wearing a polar bear pin, what’s up with that?

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

I just sent message via Twitter to Rick Sanchez CNN:

Palin has been wear wearing Bear Pin at rallies (yesterday). Sympol of AIP. See site http://www.akip.org/index.html

Mentioned above his show is covering this today:

todd and sarah palin’s ties to AIP, will explore in depth today at 3P est. 2)new polls out for obamacain and 3)new congressional sex scandal

14 10 2008
A Fan From Chicago
14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Just tell Rachel to watch one of Palin’s rally speeches. She had the pin on a white blouse on Monday. Someone else has posted she has it on a dress in PA today.

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Mudflatters scoop the news once again!!! Does anyone else hear the sound of the ice cracking under Ms.P’s stilletos? I am “envisioning” her on a piece of ice floating away with no land in sight. Just like those sad images of the polar bears with nowhere to go.

CNN- the great schlep is working!!! ….after convincing his grandparents to vote for Obama, 100 seniors came to hear this “grandson” speak and at the end of the chat they all starting chanting “YES WE CAN”!!

14 10 2008
InspectorT

I haven’t seen this video posted elsewhere on Mudflats, but I could have missed it. At any rate, here is an interview with two young Alaskan women who reflect much better on their state than the Gov.

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (10:39:26) :

I agree SP is the worst sole in our political areana today she represents and has been pandering to the most rotten element of society, white racisist are everything evil in the history of our nation. She will be defeated.

Remember … We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

My family honors all people including your ancestors who gave so much like our nations first transcontinental railway for example.

I honor you.

She will soon be history.

14 10 2008
LA

http://www.defenders.org/programs_and_policy/wildlife_conservation/imperiled_species/wolves/wolf_recovery_efforts/alaska_wolves/index.php
Mudpeeps,
Defenders Of Wildlife..this is the link. Sorry but you will have to paste it. I don’t link well or spell well but I don’t lose much sleep over it…:).
Oct 13- 20 is National Wold Awareness Week

14 10 2008
SMR

Mudflatters can (indirectly) contribute to the sign cam effort via this site:

http://www.zazzle.com/omerkley

I know that they get a % of the sales of this stuff, so let’s help them out!

14 10 2008
LA

as I said before…I don’t spell well and type even worse…RATS…WOLF Awareness Week…sorry

14 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

everyone tune in to CNN…I think this is going to be a good one!

14 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Let’sGetReal (10:37:24) :

rachel@msnbc.com

Thx LGR, I just e-mailed her too…

14 10 2008
phoebe

@UK Lady

I remember Intrigued from a few weeks ago….always seemed a little testy & quite superior……..think Intrigued is a she.

14 10 2008
Sharon Hussein/CA

Anyone who can, should turn CNN on now. Sounds like Rick Sanchez is going to hit AIP hard.

But first, brought to you by Bush ……..big oil scandal.

Oooooh juicy news day!

14 10 2008
Independent in AZ

Sarah Palin just on Rush Limbaugh for 10 minutes.

The fact she is going to the Rush crowd reflects a campaign trying to keep their far right friends happy but I post because Sarah IS changing her tone and tune and giving possible “tell signs” to John’s Wed debate tactics:

Rush tried to push and prompt her into more typical hate messaging that has reflected Sarah’s rally speeches up until this weekend. The “new” SP stayed away from the not-one-of-us/terrorist/racist connect-the-dots game but interjected her main talking points.

I’m simplifying:

– ACORN very bad and Obama connected to ACORN (Faux News/Drudge on the same bandwagon for quite a while)
– Taxes very bad in down economy, Obama wants to raise your taxes and mess up economy.
– Our crowds good hardworking people (cough, cough…not the hate mongers McSame/Failin have incited)

So maybe this is a precusor to the debates and the messaging of the day from McCain?

In the end, I give her points for moving away from spreading the hate/racist message, though she loses for points for ending the call with these supportive words for the hate monger himself, Rush: “we won’t let you down” and “we’ll keep listening”.

14 10 2008
disenchanted tore

G’Afternoon fellow Muddies- gotta do a flyby today as I have warm weather to work in and windows to recaulk! Yikes!

Anywho, as usual a hearty thanks to AKM for making this THE BEST policital experience of my life.

Yet another success story was born here- KUDOS to signkid and Teachkids! First Portland news team coverage and now CNN!! WOO HOO! WTG Preston!!

I hope to catch up later with everyone. I just saw mention of PINGATE and it sounds intriguing. But. I. must. step. away. from. this. addiction.

14 10 2008
Proud2BUSA aka Krinkle Bearcat

Go Sign Kid! AKM – you’re simply amazing! Look at the global community you’ve built. We sincerely thank you!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Here we go…CNN everyone who can

14 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

Taser boy is doing SP

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

WHO is TODD PALIN??? Love it!

14 10 2008
Augie

mvngfwd-
Can’t believe I forgot to mention this very cool part of the painting story! (A V=8 slap to the forehead!)
Through some family/political connections, a copy of the painting was presented to Bill Clinton during the opening of the Clinton Library. It’s now archived there and at some point will be included in the rotation of Library displays.
It really shows that you just never know what one little thing can become.

14 10 2008
sosad

turn on cnn right now ,, AIP story

14 10 2008
Val

I live in Sonoma, CA. I got my Obama yard sign stolen just days after I put it up….that was months ago. I was going to buy another one, but can’t afford the $10 right now. We came up with several interesting ideas like putting poison oak on the sign….dismissed that because a kid or dog might rub against it. Then we thought about those smoke bombs they put in bank money. Anyway…..we put a sticker on the front window. If I owned my house I would’ve painted my garage door with the Obama logo.

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

CNN right now! about AIP in Cali PT

14 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Guess who is responsible for Ayers not going to prison – GOP crooks!
Turns out illegal wiretapping ordered by Nixon’sd attorney general and illegal break ins of defense lawyers offices led to government dropping the case.
READ THE STORY

14 10 2008
Bea

Can someone summarize the CNN Todd story for those of us w/out TV? (CNN.com is all California wildfire allthetime, unfortunately)

Many thanks in advance! 🙂

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Not sure the Acorn thing is going to hold out much longer, saw on Faux a half hour or so ago (don’t ask – take what I can get in UK) some bloke called Trace?, something like that, going on about Acorn to an Obama surrogate, then she suddenly held up a big picture of McCain WITH Acorn and more or less told him to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Twas funny, and left him red faced and speechless.

14 10 2008
SMR

Is it over (the CNN thing)? I don’t have television/cable here, have to wait for stuff to get to video online (and then I have my sucky monthly download limit!). So, did she get nailed on the AIP stuff?

14 10 2008
phoebe
14 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

UK lady :

I was wondering when that was gonna come out..LOL I wish I could have seen that but I have Fauxnews bloced.. Don’t like to freak out when I channel surf

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

ALERT

CNN playing Palin’s message to AIG

Can’t believe MSM FINALLY hitting the AIG connection

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Sosad – now Im sosad because I can’t get the cnn programme, you will have to fill me in on it.

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

OOOPs AIP not AIG

duh

14 10 2008
C.Rock

Oh Boy CNN is HOT on the Palins & the AIP . Going to show video of SP as gov talking to AIP and thanking them for there GOOD WORK.

14 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

Showed the tape she did for AIP conv

14 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

smr it is still on..

14 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Posted this on the last thread, but it’s worth re-posting here as I missed the change-over…
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?

Palmdale, CA

14 10 2008
Newfoundland Dogs Rule

CNC is going to do something on the Polar Bear pin, Palin and the AIP. Said it was coming up. McCain’s group wrote and said not happy they’re doing it, but wouldn’t talk to anyone.

14 10 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

CNN is NAILIN’ Palin over AIP. It’s a big piece, still going on, they connected AIP to militia movement, ideologically to OK City bombers, to John Birch Society, about to show Sarah’s taped message as Gov to AIP.

McCain camp pissed off they’re doing teh story, refused to send a rep to air their side of it, lol.

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

OOOPs AIP not AIG

duh

14 10 2008
Sharon Hussein/CA

It’s still on …. they’re just about to play the video of her speech to the AIP earlier this year.

OMG …… via Rick …..they just got a message from the McCain campaign that they are not at all HAPPY about the report.
Tooooooooo funny – how do the shoes feel now!?

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

McCain campaign sent message to CNN they are not happy they are doing AIP story.

Person from Salon.com was on talking about AIP.

14 10 2008
LA

Val,
In Sonoma??? OMG I have spent 40 years in Sonoma/Marin on the week ends and its always been very liberial. Did you see the story about the Olema Innkeeper that changed the signs in Olema to Obama?

14 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

McSongbird camp sent note to raserboy they’re not happy about the stoy but wont send anyone to respond I guess.

Taserboy hits paydirt

14 10 2008
prettybrown

CNN is doing a story on the Palins and the AIP right now. The said McCain sent them a letter and said they were not happy they were doing the story.

14 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

They will be showing the AIP message after the break
So far they have said Todd was a member but not a very active one.

14 10 2008
C.Rock

Mc Cain campagain is not HAPPY CNN is airing this story. CNN got a email saying this but wil comment in person

14 10 2008
NMJ

judi hussein that one Obama (11:02:19) : everyone tune in to CNN…I think this is going to be a good one!

Thanks, judi! This is really good…they’re going to play SP’s opening comments to the AIP conference this year next, and they said they just got a response to today’s show from the McSame campaign – they’re not happy that CNN is doing this!

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

They said the McCain campaign is not happy about the AIP show….Gotcha!!!

14 10 2008
14 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

McCain camp sent message to CNN..Says CNN is smearing Sarah

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

OMG! Team McCain is calling this a “smear”! booHoo!

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Did anyone email him about pin-gate?

14 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

McCain camp says CNN is furthering a smear with this report (on AIP), just as if you did a piece questioning Obama’s religion. What!

14 10 2008
ocliberal

OKay, this is why Obama is winning this election.

Here is an excellent article on the Obama’s Ground Game. It’s long but well worth the read. The organizational and motivational philosophy behind Obama’s ground team is nothing short of genius.

“The New Organizers, Part 1: What’s really behind Obama’s ground game”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zack-exley/the-new-organizers-part-1_b_132782.html

14 10 2008
C.Rock

YES Yes YES !!!!!!!!!

14 10 2008
UK lady turning turtle Palinps

Phoebe – thanks for link to huffpost, are they trying to go down in flames!!!!

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Ideology?- same as Patriots? -Yes

Despise the US Govt?- Yes, standard feeling of group

Todd a member?- Yes, low level activity

Sarah a member? No, however has ties to members?- Correct, closely associated..members involved in Wasilla govt. Cryson, Stoll etc. They took down local gun control effort….

Stoll= John Birch Society= conspiracy theories, new world order to destroy US Govt. etc.

Video!!!- Palin shout out to AIP convention showing it in full!!!!!!

14 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Taking the plunge. Been lurking since the Palin pick. Was jealous of everyone’s “Palin” name. Loved when you all started adding Hussein to your new names. Joined in to signkids live streaming. Spent the debates with all of you.
Decided it was time I joined in. Thank you AKM for bringing us all together through this bizarre campaign season. It has been a place of refuge.
(and I’m a lifelong republican)

14 10 2008
NMJ

Gosh, why isn’t she winkin’ and saying youbetcha?

14 10 2008
Blue Idaho

McCain campaign is calling this a smear on CNN. It sounds to me that she has been paling around with bad people.

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

OH YEAH

McPalin feeling threatened…first MSM to touch this . . .”like going after Obama’a religion”

Huh??? This is political and about a secessionist party being addressed by a US governor.

14 10 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

McCain camp (paraphrase) CNN is smearing Palin, it’s equivalent to questioning Obama’s religion…

BWAHAAHAAHAAA

14 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Delighted to be sending you this message I am a great believer of competition Good luck on a successful and inspiring convention…
Part of Sarah’s message

14 10 2008
NMJ

Oh, wow…she is putting the “g” on the end of words. Once she left Alaska, she put on a total front. What an insult to the American people.

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Love this Niewert from Salon, so measured in his responses, so careful with facts, to verify. Gives his credibility with viewers.

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

The guy he’s interviewing is from Salon.com. David Newert

14 10 2008
cmac

woowoo i’m watching it right now on cnn. FINALLY.

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Yeah, Palin’s accent seems to be a fake

14 10 2008
BullwinkleCringing

INFILTRATING LOL

14 10 2008
willpen

TIME TO SPREAD THE WORD !!!!

14 10 2008
West Virginian

http://news.aol.com/elections/article/could-the-bradley-effect-hurt-obama/210605?icid=100214839x1210808817x1200703405

I don’t know if you can link to this or not, but it’s on AOL and talks about the Bradley Effect and that even though Obama is ahead in the polls he could still lose.

Someone make me feel better, please!

14 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

I didn’t know the AIP was under the umbrella if the Constitution Party which is a theocratic body. I guess this is why McCain mentioned religion. Interesting.
Keep it up CNN.

14 10 2008
willpen

Sorry..lets try again..

TIME TO SPREAD THE WORD !!!

THIS JUST IN FROM HUFF POST !!!

McCain Transition Chief Aided Saddam In Lobbying Effort

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/mccain-transition-chief-a_n_134595.html

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Thank God for TIVO! I should not have cheating in 8th grade typing!

14 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

The media is a bunch of wimp a$$es!!! They are aware that Palin and her husband have ties to the AIP Party and they refuse to report on it!! It would be devestating to the Mccain campaign so they don’t report on it!!! If they would report on WIlliam Ayers something he did 40 years ago I would think if it was michelle obama they would kill themselves to report on it!!! Double standard and we know it!!!

14 10 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

That was brutal, they pretty much covered every single outrageous detail the blogosphere has known for weeks and complained about them not covering, except the photo in front of the 49-star flag. Loved it.

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

cheated!

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Well, well, well. Wonder how innocent Obama’s sitting on a board every few months with Ayers seems in comparison to the Gov Palin sleeping with a member of the AIP AND addressing the AIP convention as a US governor?

14 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

@caligrl Hessein wolves eat Palin

Are you FOR REAL?
Or just trying to crank us up about the polar bear being the symbol for AIP??

14 10 2008
Newfoundland Dogs Rule

I thought it was also going to be about the polar bear pin, but just the speech that’s been posted here on Mudflats, the “infiltration” remark and that she was actually there in 2006.

14 10 2008
West Virginian

Article on AOL saying although Obama is ahead in the polls he could suffer from the Bradley Effect on election day. I tried once to link it but it didn’t post.
Will try again.

Can someone make me feel better please?

http://news.aol.com/elections/article/could-the-bradley-effect-hurt-obama/210605?icid=100214839x1210808817x1200703405

14 10 2008
LA

Welcome Southern Sindy,
Mudflats is an Oasis of sanity for us all.
LA

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bella the Bunny Girl (11:31:59) :

That was brutal, they pretty much covered every single outrageous detail the blogosphere has known for weeks and complained about them not covering, except the photo in front of the 49-star flag. Loved it.
+++++++++++++++++++

LINK please and thank you

14 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Forty Watt Hussein (11:31:07) :

I didn’t know the AIP was under the umbrella if the Constitution Party which is a theocratic body. I guess this is why McCain mentioned religion. Interesting.
Keep it up CNN.
*********************************************
I wonder if this is the reason she did not want the natural gas pipeline to reach the lower 48 and only Alaska? What else is she up to? I really think there needs to be more research on this.

Palin Opposed Plan To Bring Alaska’s Natural Gas To The Lower 48 States»
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/14/palin-wyden-energy/

14 10 2008
angryxer

Hurrah for ADN! Good to know the AK MSM has some backbone, even if the lower 48 is lacking. Check out their editorial smackdown of Palin’s denial of the Troopergate findings!
http://www.adn.com/opinion/view/story/555236.html

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bradley effect was 25 years ago. Some changes since then, more than in others. No doubt race will play a part for some people. Like maybe more black people turning out to vote. And maybe white people voting for Obama on the QT so as not to be socially castigated.

Not sure what effect will finally be. Economic times seem to be erasing some lesser issues, race may be one of them.

14 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Another McCain-Palin supporter yells ‘kill him!’ about Obama.

The Scranton Times-Tribune notes that yet another McCain supporter at a rally today with Gov. Sarah Palin yelled “kill him!” in reference to Sen. Barack Obama:

Chris Hackett addressed the increasingly feisty crowd as they await the arrival of Gov. Palin. Each time the Republican candidate for the seat in the 10th Congressional District mentioned Barack Obama the crowd booed loudly. One man screamed “kill him!”

Last Monday, a supporter also yelled “kill him” at a rally. In the past weeks, McCain supporters have called Obama “an Arab,” “Little Hussein,” and a “terrorist.” (HT: TPM)

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

Policy of Infiltration to get members in positions within the Repub party. Chairman of AIP mentions Palin as an example of the kind of person they want infiltrating!!!!

twitter comment: “First dude who seems to act as co-governor was a member of AIP raises a lot of questions”

Crack, Creak, Crack….can you hear it? The ice continues to fracture……

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

I’m am loving it!!! Go CNN!!! Can’t watch it, and thanks for keeping us updated who is not in front of the tv!

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Exciting CNN segment. Bet other networks hit the AIP-Palin connection now.

14 10 2008
Sharon Hussein/CA

CNN let the moose out of the bag ………. now let’s see how fast it can run. Hey ABC, CBS, FAUX – you going to let a little thing like a moose scare you?

14 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin (11:32:16) :

@caligrl Hessein wolves eat Palin

Are you FOR REAL?
Or just trying to crank us up about the polar bear being the symbol for AIP??
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Do you not see the polar bear on their webpage????? http://www.akip.org/

14 10 2008
Let'sGetReal

KO has been doing it for a while….so not sure why no one has raised this issue further!!!

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

LetsGetReal: Maybe you can find it stored on CNN for replay. Segment got big time viewer reaction so probably will be featured. Sanchez is anchor’s name if that helps.

14 10 2008
mvngfwd

aol is very “right” leaning….I have heard multiple commentaries on the opposite happening this year.

14 10 2008
Lulu

Palin is the Manchurian Candidate.
New Thread up from AKM.

14 10 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

Hooray for Teachkids and SignKid! Yay, y’all! I’m in for a scholarship donation!

Having two kids in college, I think this sign experience would make an awesome college app essay. It would certainly be one-of-a-kind.

14 10 2008
NMJ

CNN didn’t talk about the polar bear pin, but the logo was prominently displayed on the top right of the display.

14 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Cynthia, TX (11:37:01) :
Secret Service is not liking this. Neither am I.

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

Welcome Southern Sindy, waves from Europe.

Thanks for CNN coverage everyone… nearly as good as watching it (but not quite…)

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA
14 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

CNN did indeed just featured 1 Governor Palin adressing the AIP party, full tape. Yes McCain camp is ssssoooooo pissed right now. Thats why M/P team sent CNN harsh letter in advance of airing this story. Saying specifically that it would be like attacking Obama’s religion. I guess they thought that would stop CNN from airing the story, NOT.

The guy from Salon said this has nothing to do with religion. It’s a fringe group that was tight with SP.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this finally blows out all over the country that Todd Palin was a member and Sarah a supporter of a group that wants to rip a star off of the American flag.

14 10 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

West Virginian (11:33:25) :

Article on AOL saying although Obama is ahead in the polls he could suffer from the Bradley Effect on election day. I tried once to link it but it didn’t post.
Will try again.

Can someone make me feel better please?
*********************

Most of what I’m hearing is actually about a “reverse” Bradley effect, i.e. repubs afraid to admit they’re going to vote for Obama… Hope that helps!

14 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin — Welcome aboard, we are all kinds of nice people here.

man, I missed the CNN segment — but was having fun trying to keep up with everyone’s reporting on it.

Teach Kids and Sign Kid are great people. I’ve wasted many hours on that site. They deserve a lot of credit for sharing their space, time and lives with a community of sign watchers from around the world.

14 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

Wow. There is so much happening here and I just don’t have time to check out all of the links that are included. Something’s got to give. There’s still a few years on the mortgage, so I guess I’ll start with tennis, theatre, grocery shopping, laundry, petsitting and visits with family members. If it gets much worse, I may have to ask to work only part-time–and trade in the car for a moped.
Who knew Mudflats addiction was so all-encompassing?
Will my treatment be covered by health insurance?

14 10 2008
Lulu

PDX wrote:”Most of what I’m hearing is actually about a “reverse” Bradley effect, i.e. repubs afraid to admit they’re going to vote for Obama… Hope that helps!”

Yes, I’d like to second PDX on this. There is a “reverse” Bradley effect this year. When I canvassed last month in eastern PA, several lifelong GOPers told me this at their front door and asked me not to tell their neighbors….

14 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

West Virginia:

fivethirtyeight.com has a bunch of stuff analyzing the Bradley effect and they seem to think its impact will be negligible under the current circumstances. And even if it shaves a few points from Obama, in most states that he needs to win he’s got a big cushion by now.

14 10 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

Carrying over a thought from the Brenda thread, replying to

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (08:51:27) :

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.

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

fawnskin,

I “feel” your paranoia, but here’s another thought I had as i read your post: What if the Personnel Board deliberately selected a heavy-hitter Democratic attorney **because** they were so PO’d at La Palin?

I could see a group of frustrated, disgusted public servants saying to themselves, “Okay, Sweet Pea, we’ll give you what you’ve asked for:

“1) You and your handlers think you want to use us to try to avoid repercussions for a bi-partisan legislative investigation;

“2) Then you think you can scam the courts by requesting that “our” investigation be rejected;

“3) The court says too bad, so sad, be careful what you ask for;

“4) You preempt our investigation by telling the world you’ve exonerated yourself;

“5) So, therefore, sweetie, we’ll show the world that we **are** bipartisan and have integrity, by hiring a Democratic “pitbull” attorney to conduct the investigation that you yourself requested.

“6) That way, we cover our behinds in the eyes of the world, and can only point back to our great concern that you got the truly fair investigation you demanded. After all, how were we to know there would be so much there to discover? It would be pretty tough to fire us all, if in fact we’ve done exactly what you and the rest of the McCain minions told us to do. Especially after you got the entire world involved via the media.”

I don’t know, fawnskin… There’s certainly plenty of reason to feel paranoid, but if someone handed me — on a silver platter, mind you — a way to skewer someone who had treated my fellow government employees and the personnel process with such contempt, I’d be inclined to take them up on the invitation.

Just sayin’…….

14 10 2008
Bea

SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

A great day to “unlurk”! Looks like the moose poop (or polar bear poop?) is hitting the MSM fan for Secessionist Sarah!

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

In my post above when I identified that Rick was doing a segment on AIP as he had posted a message on his Twitter page, I also posted a comment above that I was sending a message vis Twitter regarding the pin. On Twitter, Rick has over 24,000 following him, much like myspace friends. So when you send a tweet, it’s a crap shoot he picks it.

14 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

If Palin were to become President (heaven forbid) and an attempt
were to be made on her life, I strongly feel that, the Secret
Service would accidently miss the occurance and state
that it was a very sad accident.

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Newfoundland Dogs Rule,

Rick covered much more important information than the polar bear pin. My message just above this one addressed to caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin gives you a better idea how it works sending tweet messages.

All I know is McCain’s camp is P.O’d!!! Boo Hoo
Their message that they were upset the piece was going to air was trying to compare it to doing a piece of Barack’s religion. AIP is not a religion. This is more recent activity as Todd only left the group recently, but it compares to more the Ayre story — terrorists. McCain’s camp didn’t get that right so when they boo-hoo on an interview, probably on FOX, they will probably try to downplay it as a religious sect. Watch now, they will probably jump on the Rev Wright issue in their way of comparison.

How can you tell Palin is lying — Her lips are moving!!

14 10 2008
Lulu

Canadian Neighbour wrote: ” Watch now, they will probably jump on the Rev Wright issue in their way of comparison.”

That would be fine. Rev. Wright served our country as a Marine and even took care of a president–personally (LBJ).

What he said, as a minister, from the pulpit about America’s ills are in no way comparable to the AIP. In no way. And everyone knows it.

The GOP has zilch….

14 10 2008
West Virginian

Thanks everyone for your comments about the Bradley Effect. I feel better! My personal opinion matches yours in that I think people may not want to tell others they are voting Obama, I think when the curtain closes he will get their vote.

You guys are great!

14 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Thanks LA, A Brit, Antsy & Bea.
Great to be among friends.
Today seems like the “Tipping Point”

14 10 2008
West Virginian

Deep Blue in VA (12:01:25) :

West Virginia:

fivethirtyeight.com has a bunch of stuff analyzing the Bradley effect and they seem to think its impact will be negligible under the current circumstances. And even if it shaves a few points from Obama, in most states that he needs to win he’s got a big cushion by now.

My son just me about fivethirtyeight last night. I need to check it out.

14 10 2008
Canadian Neighbour

Lulu
It’s the point that the McCain camp trying to compare AIP to religion — not for what it really is. It’s more of a comparison to Ayre.

14 10 2008
Lita

Ha Ha!!! This is classic. Kapai Preston and Teachkids. Signwatch represents the good fight and gives me hope that Americans will get it right this election.

14 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

I missed this earlier, so I ‘m here now…. WTG PORTLAND! I feel so proud to have been one of the first 70 or so people to take up sign watch… and waiting for the number to hit 100….that was so cool.

The global community indeed. It feels great to be a part of it.

14 10 2008
SMR

Thanks for the CNN live blogging! Loved it. Will have to check my usage for the month to see how much more I can download… Sucks to have such crap service!

Anyway, welcome to our newest southern contributor, Sindy, hope that you will find Mudflats a breath of fresh air (as opposed to that other stench calling herself a breath of fresh air). This is a great group — lifesavers!

14 10 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein

Read Southern Sindy’s post and she could have been writing it for me (except for the lifelong Republican part). So, ready to come out of “lurking” mode too (also). Thanks Sindy and thanks AKM. This is my favorite blog, I found you while researching Palin right after she came on the scene and now I’m up to hours here everyday, could definitely be called an addiction.

14 10 2008
ocliberal

West Virginian

I think the Bradley effect has been pretty debunked. Also an interesting statistic that I heard today was that Obama actually did better than the polls predicted in the primaries, meaning more people voted for Obama then the polls indicated.

Also, remember, these polls are very detailed and concise. There are many different polling organizations using all kinds of criterias and all different samples. Some polls are aggregates of many polls others are their own polls, but all polls show Obama with a significant lead right now.

The polling in this Presidential election is a lot more sophistricated than it was 25 years ago when Bradley ran.

I personally think, barring any major October Surprise, we will see the exact opposite effect of the Bradley Effect – more voters will vote for Obama than they said, especially Republicans.

I think years from now they will be talking about this election and referencing “The Obama Effect”.

14 10 2008
Lulu

Canadian Neighbour wrote: “Lulu – It’s the point that the McCain camp trying to compare AIP to religion — not for what it really is. It’s more of a comparison to Ayre.”

Hello again! I know we’re on the same side (Obama’s!). But I’m not sure what your point is. Please clarify whenever you have a minute.

Are you saying that McCain will now compare Ayers to the AIP? Ayers was eventually funded by major GOP donors (the Annenbergs, no less!). There’s a new piece about that link (GOP to Ayers) today on HuffPo or DailyKos. Both the Ayers and Wright stories have had all the play in the world, and the GOP’s internal polling shows that neither have been effective against the Democratic ticket.

But I don’t think McCain’s camp knew about Palin and the AIP. Or if they did, they never thought Americans would care…

14 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Kat, glad you came out of lurking (also)
I’ve been working on converting some of my republican friends.
So far I’m at 11 republicans for Obama/Biden (also)

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Southern Sindy, where are you?

14 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

Well, I could have used a camera. I also put up a home-made printed sign, on a tree, up a steep embankment on my road frontage – put it up on Sunday afternoon and noticed this a.m. that it was gone. I was hoping that making a thief climb a steep embankment and balance him/herself while trying to pull the sign down, would cause him/her to fall but I guess it didn’t happen.

14 10 2008
Tristan 57 (DKos)

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14 10 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein

Thanks again Sindy, tired of being a lurker. I, too, am working on all Republican friends and associates, I have used an entire print cartridge printing out articles this site has linked me to, I try to make people read them, would like to think it helps change peoples minds. I live in a very red part of the FL Panhandle, very frustrating, but I have Mudflats to get me through (also). My Palin Baby Name Generator name was Crust Scramble, already in use by a regular poster (who also could speakfor me most of the time) so I made up my own sans the Palin part, I don’t want to be a Palin!

14 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Kat
Something else in common.
Also a Floridian (also)

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Kat, I had no idea?! I wish I’d known, I would have changed mine (I’m much prettier than Crust or Scramble – wink, wink).

Keep up the good work. I have a feeling as more and more starts to fall out of Sarah’s closet, they’ll be alot more good Republicans headed toward the light.

14 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

Crust Scramble,

From the great state of Florida

14 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Glad you joined us mudpuppies, Sindy. It’s nice to be reminded that we Southerners are so much smarter than alot of folks think we are.

I posted this on the other thread, please watch.

Kathleen Parker’s interview on the Colberg Report – I think she’s gonna vote Obama!

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/14/parker-palin-white-house/

14 10 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

Sorry, I was watching it live, didn’t have a link. Someone here posted a link in the comments thread:
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/14/151519/61/145/630389

14 10 2008
mizkay spackle hussein camshaft

Added the Hussein, but can’t bring myself to add the Palin…
All you signwatchers – I ran into a friends of a friend who have put an Obama sign in their yard, in this here RED state no less – was disheartened to hear that the other day they found a skull and crossbones painted on the Obama sign in their front yard. They called the sheriff out…
Fear mongers. Hate mongers. I just can’t stand it.
Regards,
mizkay spackle hussein Yet-another-mudpuppy-stuck-in-a-RED-State camshaft

14 10 2008
derDunkelRover

@Bell the Bunny Girl
THanks for that link!

14 10 2008
Lorax

Hey, I’m in Oregon too. Heard about this in the local news.

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

upnorth minnesota aka hose Hussein hotrod (09:16:29) :

There was some talk of a scholarship fund for Preston. Has that gotten off the ground yet? I’m definitely in!

And a shout out to my neighbors in North Dakota! Holy crap…are you going BLUE???

hose Hussein hotrod

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The polling was done in Minnesota and there seems to be a little doubt about the results – some suspect there may have been a mistake ……

but doesn’t it look GOOD?

14 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin (12:01:27) :

Carrying over a thought from the Brenda thread, replying to

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (08:51:27) :

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Last week someone was discreetly trying to tell us that Mrs Palin didn’t have any friends left back home. The unanimous vote to release the report may have been an indication of that.

14 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Came on this thread to congratulate Preston, he’s has done a great job with his yard.

Now I have to find the CNN report on the AIP! Can’t believe McCain’s campaign sends letters saying they’re not happy, it’s so childish.

14 10 2008
Quarter Granite Palin

Still at work here, can’t wait to get home to see the CNN piece. As for Bradley effect, I’m much more worried about false polling numbers being falsely inflated toward Obama? What if it’s rigged in a way to keep Democrats feeling safe enough not to vote…and scary enough that all Republicans will be out in force?

Worried a bit as just met yet another SP and McPow lover. She hates McPOW”s Health Care Plan but says it’s not an issue for her. The issues don’t matter because it’s experience that counts. When she started in about how great Sarah is I pointed out the ethics issue. She claimed she hadn’t heard about it. Still, she doesn’t want the country going to those damn liberals and their horrible family values. When I said I couldn’t disagree with her more she said, “I just don’t think the country is ready to elect a black man.”

A member of the conservative base right here in “Liberal” Eugene, Oregon! Ouch!

21 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Anyone know what happened to Obama Sign Cam?




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