Mudflats is Bloggers’ Choice #1 Political Blog for 2008!

16 10 2008

 

We won!

Mudflats is the #1 Political Blog for 2008

on the Bloggers’ Choice Awards!

Thanks so much to all of you who voted, and to all who contribute here, and make Mudflats what it is!

I wonder how Sarah Palin would feel about my recycling the photo above I took at her Welcome Home rally?  She wouldn’t mind, right?  We needed some confetti, and it is for a good cause!


Actions

Information

203 responses

16 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

oh i got the confetti…thanks

16 10 2008
shrimplate

Keep up the good work!

16 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

(and i’m first to celebrate)

16 10 2008
Alexander Rose

Congratulations…

This must be one crazy ass year for you eh?

16 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

perfect irony…the sp confetti

16 10 2008
ira2

YO HAYYYYYYYYYYY YAY!!! Congratulations!!! :o) How COOL!!

One of them votes was mine, so proud to have figured out how to do it, you SO deserve every one of them!!!

16 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Congrats, AKM. You most certainly deserve it! And thanks for being conscious with the confetti (re: recycling). Every bit helps.

16 10 2008
Redwood Man - Santa Cruz, CA

You really deserve it, AKM. Congratulations !!!

16 10 2008
Small Town Girl

Congratulations and well deserved. This blog is in the best tradition of American citizen journalism.

16 10 2008
schlock and flaws

Woo-Hoo!! Congratulations

16 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

I can’t think of a blog that deserve this award more. Congratulations!

16 10 2008
Sparky

YAHOOOO! AKM, Brian and Brenda!

Go on…get all tangled up in a swingset…you deserve it🙂

16 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Reposting – we need a little music:

AKM – here is a little Kool & the Gang to “Celebrate” being #1

I’m now counting on this Celebration to really continue in the wee hours of Nov. 4th!

16 10 2008
Redwood Man - Santa Cruz, CA

I hope all following the palinaspresident.us site saw the two new great additions today. In case you haven’t, look for new areas that make your cursor turn from an arrow to a hand, or to whatever you have your cursor programmed to do. In case a hint is needed, try the right front corner of the desk, then look out the right window, and, also the front upper edge of the desk, near the center… Just like putting another notch in one’s lipstick case… (So to speak, LOL).

16 10 2008
Snoskred

Congratulations!😉

16 10 2008
Ky Fork Decoy Palin

Whooo! Congratulations! I am so happy right now!

16 10 2008
R. Trinket Palin

Completely for once the world as it should be. What would we have ever done without you? How could we have gotten through the darkest days of Sarah Palin’s beehived head rearing over the lower 48? So scary. Without AK Muckraker, so many telling details of SP’s rise would have been lost. Those of us who had Sarah nightmooses (what else could they be?) after her address to the RNC would have been utter wrecks, and instead we’re a movement.

Yay for you, AKM. Thank you so much.

16 10 2008
Catwoman

WOW!!

16 10 2008
Sparky

Last evening I came across a “saved” link to Mudflats which brought back so many memories, but not that long ago. After Palin’s horrible, attacking, sneering teleprompter read at the RNC at the end of August, I and I know many like me were desparate to find some sane and safe place to ask “Am I alone in how horrifying that speech was?” I felt so lost and a little crushed by the attack on Obama…WTF?

Then, completing an Internet search (key beautiful music and light) there it was, a link that relayed my thought: “What was John McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Opinion” and a picture of Wasilla’s Mug-Shot Saloon. ahttps://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/what-is-mccain-thinking-one-alaskans-perspective/

The rest is history.

AKM I love you, and I don’t know you, but I want to thank you for this little bit of sanctuary in a crazy world, from the bottom of this Mudpuppy’s humble heart. I voted, along wih many others, and hope that your deserved recognition carries on to Obama/Biden on November 4.

16 10 2008
Sparky

Last evening I came across a “saved” link to Mudflats which brought back so many memories, but not that long ago. After Palin’s horrible, attacking, sneering teleprompter read at the RNC at the end of August, I and I know many like me were desparate to find some sane and safe place to ask “Am I alone in how horrifying that speech was?” I felt so lost and a little crushed by the attack on Obama…WTF?

Then, completing an Internet search (key beautiful music and light) there it was, a link that relayed my thought: “What was John McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Opinion” and a picture of Wasilla’s Mug-Shot Saloon. ahttps://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/what-is-mccain-thinking-one-alaskans-perspective/

The rest is history.

AKM I love you, and I don’t know you, but I want to thank you for this little sanctuary from the bottom of this Mudpuppy’s humble heart. I voted, along wih many others, and hope that your deserved recognition carries on to Obama/Biden on November 4.

16 10 2008
Sparky

Last evening I came across a “saved” link to Mudflats which brought back so many memories, but not that long ago. After Palin’s horrible, attacking, sneering teleprompter read at the RNC at the end of August, I and I know many like me were desparate to find some sane and safe place to ask “Am I alone in how horrifying that speech was?” I felt so lost and a little crushed by the attack on Obama…WTF?

Then, completing an Internet search (key beautiful music and light) there it was, a link that relayed my thought: “What was John McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Opinion” and a picture of Wasilla’s Mug-Shot Saloon.

The rest is history.

AKM I love you, and I don’t know you, but I want to thank you for this little sanctuary from the bottom of this Mudpuppy’s humble heart. I voted, along wih many others, and hope that your deserved recognition carries on to Obama/Biden on November 4.

16 10 2008
Mayflower

AKM, I sure hope my ‘vote’ counted!!!! I know I don’t come across that succinct much of the time, but please know I voted — have been a fan since I found you on Aug 29!!!! You rock!

Off topic though mudpuppies, I’ve been working another story tonight:

Please help Jamie and Alex Mallery – the REAL VICTIMS of the latest McCainigans!

Thanks to John McCain, the Mallerys have been deluged with so many calls from media that their Average American Household cannot even keep up!!!! Alex has to work a midnight shift & Jamie has been left to deal with the deluge of media seeking out that elusive “Joe”. You see, her phone number wasn’t one associated with ‘Samuel J Wurzelbacher’, but rather his ex-wife (and perhaps their OLD phone number) in 2006…. Nonetheless, every news agency from NBC, CNN, ABC, the Post, Anchorage Daily News, Warner Brothers, ETC. has been calling them non-stop Mrs. Mallery told me tonight.

“They haven’t stopped since last night at about, after 9 p.m. – I could play this machine, I mean, my husband has to go to work at midnight and it’s hard for him,” she explained, “Some have been so rude as to say ‘Is Kimberly there? & when I say ‘No’ they say, “We’ll call back in an hour,” she told me earlier tonight.

“It’s been so hard. Crazy. I mean, we don’t know him! Or his ex-wives! And we’re getting calls… oh, I can show you from all over… it’s crazy!”

Did the mention of voting ever come up?

You ‘betcha!’ “I mean, before all this, even, my husband was kinda leaning toward Obama”

Now? Well, let me put it in Mrs. Mallery’s words:

“Way to go Joe, I wasn’t even married to you & THIS is the trouble you’ve caused …. ”

Please, folks, can we send this family to Disney for an American Thanksgiving???

jamienalex@aol.com (the nun-reluctant-celebs)
keith.dailey@governor.ohio.gov

16 10 2008
Sparky

(from previous thread)

OT: I wanted to post this before taking my time reading wonderful Mudpuppies messages (to which I look forward )

Several on Mudflats have mentioned McPoop’s horribly negative Robocalls and wanted to know how to stop them. I’m not sure if this works, but on Ben Smith’s commentary on Politico, a blogger offered the following:

http://www.stoppoliticalcalls.org/ht/d/Home/pid/176
This is specifically geared towards robocalls.

I hope it is “real” and works. If any Mudpuppies use it with success, please share with the rest.

oops, forgot (happy fingers) this is the link to Ben’s blog:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1008/Obama_mocks_self_McCain_and_vice_versa.html?showall

16 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Congratulations!! Now let’s see if we can carry victory on to November 4th.

16 10 2008
Pursang

Congrats!! You deserve it for all of the hard work you’ve put in on behalf of the people of Alaska as well as all of us godless heathans in the lower 48!

BTW, who is it that’s tied up in stuck in Palin’s desk in the “Palin as President” site? Or is just some random person? Just curious…I think I found all the new stuff but the significance of that one has me stumped. As far as the funniest I think it’s a tie between the bridge and the poor little Bambi.🙂

Looks like Trooper Mike Wooten! AKM

16 10 2008
gripper carom palin

CONGRATS AKM!! THE VOTING SYSTEM WORKS!

Off topic guys, and not to spoil the fun but:

Please help Jamie and Alex Mallery – the REAL VICTIMS of the latest McCainigans!

Thanks to John McCain, the Mallerys have been deluged with so many calls from media that their Average American Household cannot even keep up!!!! Alex has to work a midnight shift & Jamie has been left to deal with the deluge of media seeking out that elusive “Joe”. You see, her phone number wasn’t one associated with ‘Samuel J Wurzelbacher’, but rather his ex-wife (and perhaps their OLD phone number) in 2006…. Nonetheless, every news agency from NBC, CNN, ABC, the Post, Anchorage Daily News, Warner Brothers, ETC. has been calling them non-stop Mrs. Mallery told me tonight.

“They haven’t stopped since last night at about, after 9 p.m. – I could play this machine, I mean, my husband has to go to work at midnight and it’s hard for him,” she explained, “Some have been so rude as to say ‘Is Kimberly there? & when I say ‘No’ they say, “We’ll call back in an hour,” she told me earlier tonight.

“It’s been so hard. Crazy. I mean, we don’t know him! Or his ex-wives! And we’re getting calls… oh, I can show you from all over… it’s crazy!”

Did the mention of voting ever come up?

You ‘betcha!’ “I mean, before all this, even, my husband was kinda leaning toward Obama”

Now? Well, let me put it in Mrs. Mallery’s words:

“Way to go Joe, I wasn’t even married to you & THIS is the trouble you’ve caused …. ”

Please, folks, can we send this family to Disney for an American Thanksgiving???

16 10 2008
sami hussein hawaii

aloha AKM – congrats big time!!!

just for fun, check out this hilarious photo from the third debate:

http://mine.icanhascheezburger.com/View.aspx?ciid=2303262

16 10 2008
kittyy wonka

A well-deserved accolade! Well done. Many thanks to you for creating this blog and getting out the word early (and consistently) on just what sort of politician Palin is and would be as VPOTUS.

Congrats! And keep it comin’!

16 10 2008
Sparky

Yesterday I found a “saved” link on my Google that brought back a flood of memories. The day after Palin’s horrifying speech at the RNC, I along with many other emotion-charged souls found the Mudflat link “What is John McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective.” Linking to Mudflats a picture of The Mug-Shot Saloon in Wasilla and a wonderful essay/commentary that said everything I had been thinking.

I wasn’t alone…a safe, sane little bit of sanctuary in a too-crazy world.

I love you AKM…I don’t know you, but I sure need to thank you for giving us this respite from craziness any time we need to check out…we check in to Mudflats. (warm sigh)😉

16 10 2008
CRFlats

What a strange and wonderful ride it has been! Congrats! You make Alaska proud (unlike some others who shall remain named)

16 10 2008
ira2

Pursang (22:56:52) :

BTW, who is it that’s tied up in stuck in Palin’s desk in the “Palin as President” site? Or is just some random person? Just curious…I think I found all the new stuff but the significance of that one has me stumped. As far as the funniest I think it’s a tie between the bridge and the poor little Bambi.🙂

Ohhhhh, I bet that’s Trooper Wooten!!!

16 10 2008
Sparky

Yesterday I found a “saved” link on my Google listings that brought back a flood of memories. The day after Palin’s horrifying speech at the RNC, I along with many other emotion-charged souls were numb and somewhat lost…WTF? But I found the Mudflat link: “What is John McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective.” Linking to Mudflats a picture of The Mug-Shot Saloon in Wasilla and a wonderful essay/commentary that said everything I had been thinking.

I wasn’t alone…a safe, sane little bit of sanctuary in an all-too-crazy world.

I love you AKM…I don’t know you, but I sure need to thank you for giving us this respite from craziness any time we need to check out…we check in to Mudflats.

16 10 2008
toomuchcoffee

That’s awesome. Congratulations.

16 10 2008
John* The Pitbull Wrangler*

Congrads.Well earned.

16 10 2008
LaNon

It would be good to do a press release for Alaska media. Maybe the sponsors have a template for that. Also, see near end of previous thread for comment about http://www.cafepress.com as a possible t-shirt maker and distributor. they come well-recommended and take care of orders and distribution.

Congratulations, AK.

16 10 2008
LaNon

Make that AK media and then DC NY CA areas where so much media is based. You could send it to AK Associated Press and then it may go national, for easy distribution.
Call the bureau in AK, they’ll be glad to hear from you and help you.

16 10 2008
clairly

AK, will those boots become the tm?

16 10 2008
ANONYMOUS

You deserve it!!!!! Sometimes I feel ashamed of us Alaskans – if people get the government they deserve, what does that say about us? But you make me very proud and give me hope. Thank you.

p.s. the video of Les Gara and Meg Stapleton is the most satisfying thing ever! I am proud to say he represents me and visits me before every election. He’s a true American hero, with a heroic story in his own right. He’s a foster child. To borrow a line from Ghost Busters: ‘the only thing missing on that guy is the cape!’

16 10 2008
Sparky

The day after Palin’s horrifying speech at the RNC, I along with many other emotion-charged souls found Mudflats on the Internet: “What is John McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective” linked to to this Award-winning site and a picture of The Mug-Shot Saloon in Wasilla with a wonderful essay/commentary that said everything I had been thinking.

(deep sigh) I wasn’t alone…a safe, sane little bit of sanctuary in an all-too-crazy world…I was hooked.

I love you AKM…thank you for giving us this respite from craziness. Any time we need to check out…we check in to Mudflats.

16 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Hearty Congratulations, AKM!!!

16 10 2008
LA

Anybody have an idea why I can’t any of the new updates on the palinfor pres site?

16 10 2008
DemsAreNotAfraid

Congratulations, Mudflats! This is richly deserved!

You kept many of us together on some bad days.🙂 Thanks for being here!

16 10 2008
vena45

I must say I find that Mudflats.wordpress.com has the best and most nice bloggers ever! I always enjoy checking Mudflats’ blogger every night. I do go on other blog sites such as NYtimes, washingtonpost, MSNBC, CNN, Ireport, Youtube, Kos. But because those blog sites include right wingers bloggers that are clueless and can’t seem to be explain as to why they’re supporting McCain/Palin ticket, that upsets me. So by the end of the night I save the best blog site “Mudflats” for last that will put a smile on my face before I head into bed.

Thank you Mudflats and all Mudflat bloggers for your support in Obama. You’re the only blog site I can share the same candidate in common with! Not that I’m excluding Obama supporters from other bloggers. I’m just excluding the McCain/Palin supporters hehehe.

16 10 2008
PDX Hussein That One MB

Congrats, AKM! This was my first experience blogging, and no other blog can come close to what you offer. Keep up the good work!

16 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!! justaskin

WooHoo, AKM!

Little did anyone imagine that SP could make you famous!

Great work, and I have to say, the site is so huge now, I can barely wade through it, let alone post!
I haven’t done this much reading since university.

16 10 2008
clairly

nite mudpuppies

Thanks for the PR LaNon!

16 10 2008
awake'n aware

Well done and very well deserved!

16 10 2008
JP

Congratulations!

17 10 2008
Susan

BRAVO!!! Truly, you have led me through the darkest hours (pleeeeeze no worse to come….) with unstinting devotion to the truth and nuthin’ but in fine style. Long may you prosper with justice on your side (and we’ll all be along for the grand ride). Take a bow🙂

17 10 2008
Dust Chinstrap

Congratz, AKM! You have made a real difference in the political process in the country as a whole and Alaska in particular! And saved this pup’s sanity in the bargain, and I know a whole lot of others’ besides!
Keep on sloggin’!

17 10 2008
ira2

Um… I’d still like to know how to make a small donation to mudflats without using paypal. Please? Anybody?

17 10 2008
ds55

Congratulations, AKM! 🙂

17 10 2008
BS

AKM for Press Secretary come January! Congratulations! I was a blog virgin before Mudflats and could not have asked for a more wonderful experience. I feel incredibly lucky to have found so many people here that I feel are like soul mates. I have since checked out other blogs, but always come back to my first love.

17 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@ira2
There is a donation button at the top of the site on the RHS.

@LA
I think traffic on the site is very heavy!

17 10 2008
RDinNC

Way to go, Mudflats. You are so deserving.

Any chance you can suggest/promote another anti-Palin rally?

People in the rest of the country really notice when significant numbers of Alaskans band together to show that they are less-than-enthralled with this ditz.

17 10 2008
Anne

Congratulations! I’ve been following this blog since the day SWWNBN was picked.

17 10 2008
Sparky

ah…(smiles) I just noticed at the top of this thread that you said “We Won.”

not “I won” “Mudflats won” etc., but “We won.”

How very kind and humble of you, AKM, to enclude all Mudpuppies in this celebration and recognition. I’m always impressed…never surprised.

Congratulations again.😉

17 10 2008
ven

haha, im sure she won’t mind, and congrats. keep those thoughts flowing.

17 10 2008
C Trout Palin

Fantastic, well done and most definately deserved.

This site has definitely been a ray of hope in the murk of Palin’s campaign. It must be so heartening to find so many good guys (like Gara) out there in Alaska that are working to expose truth about her (mal)administration.

Shame you’ll have to have her back….. but maybe only temporarily????

17 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

AKM – dang, the first time I read aboutthe confetti photo recycling, I thought you had shredded a picture of Sarah. When I looked the second time, i experienced one of life’s little disappointments, but maybe we can use shredded McCain/Palin posters to celebrate the election. I’m sure there will a lot of free ones available on November 5th.

17 10 2008
angryxer

Great congrats, AKM! So well deserved… I know you’re hard at it till Nov 4 and beyond, but I hope you can take some time to celebrate!

17 10 2008
epic

401 votes!

See that 401st vote?

It’s mine! MINE I tell you!!! MWAHAHAAAA!

17 10 2008
Sparky

well good grief my apologies for multiple posts *ugh*

they kept going into never never land, and should have accepted that as a “sign” how embarrasing. sorry

17 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!! justaskin

Snoskred:
Am I doing something wrong in the forum?
I seem to have to re-login every time I change threads, so it’s nigh-on impossible to post my latest discoveries from muck-raking!

17 10 2008
Gina

Woohoo!

Well deserved! May your future be bright.

17 10 2008
marksmyword

Congrats!! We’ll be celebrating tonight in the ‘Burgh.

17 10 2008
shell from Ohio

Congrats!!

17 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Congratulations!! May my vote in November lead to a winner as well!

17 10 2008
Hawk

Congrats from New York City

17 10 2008
Anne

Congrats on a very well deserved award. Mudflats is a must-read for me and most people I know, and you’ve educated and informed in ways that no other media source has done. Thanks – you’re the best!

17 10 2008
Jo the Girl in Buffalo, NY

HoooraaaaaaY Mudflats!!!!!! After the last 6 weeks of presidential election politics, aka “the Palin effect”, I can’t even remember how I discovered Mudflats, but I’m glad I did. Learned much about Alaska, and it’s politics good and bad; learned more about US politics, good and bad; most importantly, learned there are thoughtful, decent people all over the world that care about the US and each other. Power to the People!

Mudflats has kept me company when I was worried, informed when I needed info and tickled and humored on a regular basis. I can’t wait to see if Brian and Brenda develop a little herd….

Thanks for your hard work! Well deserved award!!!

17 10 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

Awesome!! 🙂

17 10 2008
Lita

Congrats!! I knew you’d win.

17 10 2008
Dee

Most excellent!!!! Congratulations!! This site has been a “safe haven” for us all….excellent writing, clear, concise information, laughter, and hundreds of lovely, thoughtful people.

17 10 2008
Scorpie

Well deserved CONGRATS to you, the blog and everyone else. This home away from home keeps me more or less sane~~also keeps my TV safe.

17 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Win #1 to Mudflats. Win #2 to Obama/Biden!

Dare we hope for a win in Alaska? You betcha!😀

17 10 2008
obama_soccer_mom

Congratulations…it is well deserved! Your writing is both concise and delightful. And the window into Alaska politics which you’ve given your readers is invaluable. Plus I love the moose pictures! (

17 10 2008
Deb

congratulations AKM- thank you for being here for all of us! I say we all write to the ADN and let them know there is a “celebrity” in their midst!!

17 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Congratulations Mudflats!!!! Go Mudpuppies!
BTW— William Ayers is coming to my fair state for an educational conference, I think the timing is karmic in that Obama/Biden is doing well, and we are looking to take the landslide victory away from the presumptive republican senator winner. This is a very very interesting year, eh? Dems won all of the debates, AKM won best political blog, we are on a roll!!!!!!

17 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

congrats to us all. AKM, you are a true Community Organizer, a fact that should make you and Spouse very proud. Keep up the great work.

17 10 2008
Reed in Vt

Congrats…keep up the great work

17 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

ira2 (00:15:45) :

Um… I’d still like to know how to make a small donation to mudflats without using paypal. Please? Anybody?

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

ira, did you – like me – sack PayPal long ago, and burn your bridges way after you got burned by them? Or you don’t even have a credit card? Don’t fret. All I can say is, don’t fret. Our time will come.😉

17 10 2008
Mart

WAY TO GO MUDFLATS!!!! You have been a saving grace during this campaign. Hopefully we can stop ‘INCONTINENT & INCOMPETENT” from winning.😉 Mart from NC by the way of BUFFALO, NY🙂

17 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (03:51:48) :

Congratulations Mudflats!!!! Go Mudpuppies!
BTW— William Ayers is coming to my fair state for an educational conference, I think the timing is karmic in that Obama/Biden is doing well, and we are looking to take the landslide victory away from the presumptive republican senator winner.

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

Go, Nebraska! Show ’em how it’s done!😀

17 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Deb (03:48:11) :

congratulations AKM- thank you for being here for all of us! I say we all write to the ADN and let them know there is a “celebrity” in their midst!!

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

Deb, I reckon they have a fair idea that they are among blog royalty.😀

17 10 2008
taylor Siluwe

Congrats … you certainly deserve it for keeping the lower 48 (and the world) on top of Alaskan politics. Of course you know that once this election is over, Alaskan politics will never be the same. Neither will MudFlats!!

17 10 2008
John Henry

Congrats!

17 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

We know how to win an election don’t we?
Thanks AKM for all you do for all of us.

17 10 2008
nonni_g

FANTASTIC! your hard work and truthy-ness have won the day! keep up the great work of keeping us lower 48’s informed! congrats, Muddy

17 10 2008
Jaime from Wasilla

Cool! Bizarro world has an upside! Who knew?
Congrats Mudpuppies.😀

17 10 2008
joy - fl

Congrats! Keep up the good work.

17 10 2008
disgustedfemale

Congratulations on a well deserved honor!!

17 10 2008
Gerri

Congrats!!!

17 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Just woke up to the news. I’m SO proud to know you AKM. What wonderful news, wonderful blog, wonderful people. Love you all. Congratulations!

17 10 2008
Phnxrising Hussein

Congrats AKM! There is some karmic justice after all in this world! It is a much deserved recognition for all that you have given so many of us during such a stressful time in the world! Woohoo! ((((((((((AKM)))))))))))))

17 10 2008
DrChill

Congrats !

Great Job !

: )

17 10 2008
Carol

Congratulations AKM for a wonderful blog and this incredible community. You have helped make this election really fun to follow. Thank-you.

17 10 2008
Jackie Lee

Thank you! This means I ave already voted for my FIRST WINNER this season…I am off today to cast my early voting window vote for Obama/Biden and make it 2 for 2!

17 10 2008
Laughing No Longer...

WAY TO GO, AKM!!!!

well deserved, and many thanks for allowing me to join the ranks of new citizens of your island of sanity during the great august 29 political earthquake.

you’re so much more than a bresh of freth air….

17 10 2008
Gryphen

Wow! Congratulations Muckraker!

I cannot think of a more deserving person to receive this award.

You have demonstrated a tireless work ethic and an ability to bring humor and class to the coverage of Alaskan and national politics.

17 10 2008
greta

well deserved, CONGRATULATIONS!!

17 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Great news! Congratulations! Thanks for being my place of sanity in this insane world.

17 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Florida turns into tossup after financial meltdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Democrat Barack Obama poured millions of dollars into Florida over the summer but couldn’t close in on John McCain’s comfortable lead. The Republican didn’t flinch, confident the state was trending toward the GOP eight years after it gave George W. Bush the White House.

Then the mortgage crisis hit, jolting the high-foreclosure state – and its presidential politics.

Now, the coveted state with 27 electoral votes is a tossup.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/729865.html

(just wanted it to come from the Miami Herald, hehe)

17 10 2008
amy

Congrats!!! Thanks for all you do! You deserve this!

17 10 2008
C in CO

Congratulations! Glad to have found you on Aug. 29th, and keep up the great work.

17 10 2008
cmac

congrats AKM! you certainly deserve it. You have provided important information and intelligent discussion in troubled times.

17 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Well deserved. Mudflats is the best place to hangout this season.

AKM has been on top of breaking political issues, communicating complex issues with insightful humor and fairytale analogies. And the mudflatters have followed suit. Contributors provide information, links, unique perspectives, whimsy, sarcasm, camraderie, and plain fun.

So very very glad Mudflats is here.

17 10 2008
Hairball

Congrats for a job well done!!

17 10 2008
micky-t

I do have a knack for finding winners! I may not have contributed much but I sure have [and will] enjoy this blog long after the demise of the McPalin/McPain run for the White House.

Congrats…….no small accomplishment in this free flying hyberspace of a world today.

17 10 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

YAY!!! Thank You AKM!

17 10 2008
divatalk Hussein

AKM – Congrats. You deserve it. This is absoutely the most informing blog.I’ve read. I can’t believe how addictive it is. Plus I love getting the news from you before the MSM has any at all.

This is absoutely terrific! Keep up the good work and the good writing. It’s so much fun to read. You’ve got a great sense of humor, coupled with the type of community you have helped bring together.

17 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

AKM is a fabulous Community Organizer!!!

17 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Congradulations AKM you deserve it. I found my way here thinking I was the only woman in the US who thought the idea of Sarah as VP was one of the most frightening things I’ve heard in a very long time. Here I met others like me, got the scoop on the latest mud days before it went national if it ever did. Here I have found a little cyber home where I can visit with friends old and new and know that I am not the only one who thinks Sarah is the boogieman in pitbulls clothing. Good job , AKM you have certainly earned your award in my book.

17 10 2008
obamamama

Congratulations AKM. This blog has kept us all sane during the last few weeks. Thank you for creating a safe heaven for us where we can meet.
You are awesome

17 10 2008
Misfit

WOOHOO!!! Mudflats is #1,, we already knew this. Now everyone else does too!!

17 10 2008
kokofish palin

Great news to wake up to. Congratulations!

17 10 2008
Blue Idaho

I am happy for you. You have more talent than the entire CNN crew. You deserve this award and I hope it leads to bigger and better opportunities for you.

17 10 2008
Marilyn in Connecticut AKA Hose Hotrod Palin

Congratulations! Great news to start the day. You deserved it!

17 10 2008
Janet

Congratulations on winning the award, Mudflats.

17 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

Gosh, this is really BIG. I mean, political blogs are everywhere. It is so heartwarming to realize that tons of people besides myself recognize that yours is the best!

*picks up some confetti and throws it back up in the air while cheering*

17 10 2008
shortypeople

congratulations!!!! i’ve been enjoying the heck-fire out of your blog since ole whatserface got named to run. you crack me up, and the blog is really great. you deserve it! congrats!!!

17 10 2008
Shorebird

Now I know why there is confetti in my CD/DVD drive! Congratulations on the win. Grass roots politics is the heart of our system of government. Mr. Shorebird and I just mailed our California absentee ballots and felt so proud to vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden and to vote againt Proposition 8.

17 10 2008
arbo

Congrats! to THAT ONE! MUDFLATS! ONE very special political blog!
You have been there for all of us, some who post wisely and others who just enjoy reading.
Keep spreading the truth, it is the only antiseptic that will slow the rot, and maybe, eliminate it!
Truth is power! Mudflats is powerful! Yeah! Mudflats! *getting excited about the truth*

17 10 2008
TheraP

Congrats! Well earned! You’ve helped to save the Republic! Keep on it!

17 10 2008
BigPete

Mudflats….#1 BEST WRITING…Congrats!

17 10 2008
BigPete

Mudflats….#1 BEST WRITING…Congrats.

17 10 2008
Nancy

I tried 2 times to sign up to vote for Mudflats as best political blog but both times it threw out my registration attempt. I think the system was overloaded. I’m sure glad to hear you didn’t come in 2nd by one vote.

17 10 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange Palin

CONGRATULATIONS AKM!! (doing the Happy Dance!) We are all so proud, and sooo fortunate that you came to us in our Hour Of Need. Kudos and hugs to ya, and thanks to fellow Muddies, too!😀

17 10 2008
VTJen

Congratulations!!!! Like so many others, my journey to this safe haven was the day after SP’s convention speach. I was frantic to find something out about this snarky lady and found a link in an article about Alaskan blog sites. I was immediately hooked! Everyone here has kept me calm and educated. AKM, and bloggers, thank you so much. May we be tippping glasses of champagne in the wee hours of Nov. 4th!

17 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Congrats to AKM! and congrats and thanks to all of you who make my day better each and every day. Finding Mudflats has been a great experience. What a community we’ve developed here.

Let’s keep on working hard for Obama/Biden to make sure we’re celebrating on 11/4. I get so depressed reading the letters in my local paper (O wasn’t born in US, hasn’t produced a birth certificate; the only way O could get a clearance is if he’s pres., he’d have no chance otherwise, etc., etc.) I come to the Flats to regain my sanity from those who obviously get their “news” from Faux and hate-radio.

But our work won’t stop on 11/5. We’ll all need to keep on working to bring the kind of sea change we’re looking for. B&J can’t do it without our help.

17 10 2008
Michele

Congrats, but most of all THANKS! You have been a breath of sanity in a senseless world.

17 10 2008
more cowbell

Sincere and hearty congratulations!

You truly deserve it — this blog is not just opinion, it’s really a news source for people all over the world. You’re there before the MSM, and you get the facts right. Good for you, and good for the masses — this blog has been instrumental in getting the real scoop out to the masses and even to the MSM.

Brian for Veep!

17 10 2008
Sasha in MN

Way to Go Mudflats!!! Kudos well deserved!

And extra kibble for all the mud puppies far & wide who’ve found their way here and helped support and wnurture the best blog around!

17 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

A little late, but I am so proud of the recognition you receive with this award! You certainly have provided us with some sanity, and levity, in trying times. You are so deserving of this award along with Snos and Sephy and all the little mudpuppies!

Congratulations! :0

17 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Absolutely Congrats! Glad I could vote for this one.

17 10 2008
girldujour

This doesn’t surprise me. I am somewhat addicted and have passed your URL to many of my friends.

17 10 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

Congratulations from your Minnesota fan club! But… no time to rest on those laurels!

Much work to do between now and November 4. Here’s one way everyone can help: Let’s STOP the RNC’s Robocalls by flooding their phones! Oddly, I just tried to call the number below at 11:20am CDT today and got NOTHING — no person, no voice mail system, just endless ringing. Perhaps the Repubs have given up and gone home to whine?? Let’s keep trying!

As requested, I’m reposting this message about how to get into the RNC voice mail system so we can join the chorus of those protesting their robocalls. Here in Minnesota they are illegal and I’ve advised the RNC that I am filing a complaint with the MN Attorney General.

Slightly OT but I’m mad. These RNC robocalls need to be stopped. I called the RNC headquarters at 202-863-8500 as others on various websites are encouraging. The word is that their voice mail is full but I found a way through it. Push Option #4 – Finance. There’s a long menu of choices so I went for the big donor “Chairman’s Club” option and presto — I could leave a message.

Feel free to repost the above message on your favorite blogs. I also love this idea:

FYI, at the end of your 3 minutes, it will give you the option to pres “1″ to send the message. Do that and then press “0″ and you can go right back to the main menu and begin all over again w/out having to redial the number. Ain’t technology grand?

Let’s continue to flood ‘em with calls in protest.

17 10 2008
Erin

We’re so proud of you, AKM! Keep up the great work. I’m sure I’ll be back for years to come…

17 10 2008
Lana, KY

WELL DESERVED AWARD ~ CONGRATULATIONS !

I’M QUITE SURE WITHOUT YOU GUYS I WOULD HAVE PULLED ALL OF MY HAIR OUT AND WOULD HAVE BEEN ON SOME REAL SERIOUS MEDS BY NOW.
MUDFLATS IS A LIFESAVER.

17 10 2008
forest dweller

I have been avidly reading this blog since August, when you know who, joined the circus! So, this is a good time for my first post, as a mud puppie, to first say congratulations to AKM for being #1, by presenting such a magnificent view of the political scene. And second, how wonderful it is to read the coherent, polite commentary by contributors. This blog is far and above others I have read, on so many levels!

17 10 2008
Digital Dame

Congrats, AKM! You are the shiznit! I don’t know what we would have done without you, you gave (and continue to give) us all hope.

17 10 2008
Juneau Girl

Yea!!! WaHoo!! Congratulations! I love this site. It’s funny. It’s factual. It keeps me sane while the craziness of Palin and McCain campaign spread lies and half-truth. And, up here where the McShame folks have tried to take over our State, how could we hold our public officials accountable or hold our heads up without the information you unearth?

Keep up the good work! We love ‘ya. You Becha!

17 10 2008
K Morgan

Congratulations! YOU deserve it.

17 10 2008
ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck

sending you my thoughts of congratulations while listening to obama rally.

thank you AKM for being the source of good info, great conversation, and fabulous wit. this was where i first started the long trek to the truth. and along the way i met remarkable people around the world here and at signkid’s ustream…this is what is good about those crazy tubes called the internet.

it cannot be said enough how much this site has sparked hope and generated gazillions of links to information…..THANK YOU AKM

17 10 2008
lovethecountry AKA Rust Mustang 'THAT ONE HUSSEIN'

Congratulations AKM ! This just shows every vote count!!!

Nov 4th..Here we come🙂

17 10 2008
shoeho

Fabu! Boffo! Well done! AKM is the best. Whodda thunk a bunch of people appalled at the pick of an obscure politician could make a difference? Well, obviously, YOU did! Way to go. Let’s hope this is the harbinger. Go, Barry and Joe (not the plumber).

17 10 2008
Stepper Choke

the East Village here in NYC thanks you again and again for bringing sense and sanity (not to mention an amazing amount of info) to our grassroots political scene — BRAVO!

17 10 2008
A Fan From Chicago

As Justice Brandeis said, “Sunshine is the best antiseptic.” Thank you AKM for shining a light on the nonsense that is Sarah Palin. Well deserved award. One win down, one more to go.

17 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

Congratulations, AKM!
This is a great site. I have found it very informative and it has certainly saved some portion of my sanity during this election season.
Even better, it is one of the most pleasant places I’ve seen on the web–the people are nice, can disagree without being sh*ts about it, (mostly) ignore the trolls and people are not banned for simply not falling in lockstep with the rest. It’s a terrific community.
I don’t know what I’m going to do about my addiction to Mudflats. ONe of my friends emailed this morning to ask why I’ve been neglecting our online Scrabble games…
Uh, well, I’ve been in Alaska (virtually, anyway) nearly every waking minute!

17 10 2008
CaliKid

Congratulations!!

So well deserved… you have kept us sane….

17 10 2008
Anonymous

SWEET, congrats from the northwoods!
happy dance time

17 10 2008
Blue_in_AK

Congratulations, Mudflats. Well deserved !

17 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

One more “congrats” to add to the pile. This is a really well-deserved award. Not only are you an entertaining writer, diligent raker of muck, and — yes — organizer, but you are also the most scrupulous of moderators. I’m only an occasional commenter, but I read them all. IMO, the most remarkable thing about this remarkable blog is the civility (and literacy) of the comments section.

It’s not so unusual to find polite, community-like comments threads on an itty-bitty blog (like yours was, what, two months ago?), but maintaining that level of civilization when suddenly transformed into a multi-post-per day must-read with hundreds of comments per post is an impressive — and rare — accomplishment. And, I suspect, a lot of work.

Thank you for providing not only our daily muck, but a delightful place to discuss it. I am reminded of ancient times (you know, the late 80’s), when Mosaic was but a gleam in Marc Andreesen’s eye and some newsgroups developed into persistent communities of shared interest. This feels like that, but with the added feature of a daily dose of new information. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know (a little bit) and learn from dozens of thoughtful and caring people from around the world. That’s a real treat for me.

Hmm, I said I was an “occasional” commenter, but I do tend to run off at the keyboard on those occasions. So, again, congratulations on your well deserved award, and thanks to you — and all Mudpuppies — for being an oasis of reason in the desert of Web invective.

17 10 2008
DCSandy

Yeah! Woo hoo! Congratulations to you! I don’t post much, but I drop by everyday. This is — BY FAR — one the best blog spots on the Net. A well deserved honor. Take that Sarah Palin! LOL

17 10 2008
Kim in Florida

This blog is definitely #1 in my heart! Great big congratulations and thank you to AKM and all you wonderful mudpuppies who share your insights, information, inspirational stories and links, and infinite wealth of hope and optimism.

I have shared your website with so many people here in our newly BLUE State of Florida! I too had found you on August 29, and it felt like Christmas came early. I come here daily to check in to see what new tasty tidbits you are serving. My husband is becoming concerned I spend too much time on the computer and wants to put me on a diet, lol. Can’t wait to early vote on October 20! Go Obama/Biden ’08!

17 10 2008
nswfm

Nancy (07:27:26) :

I tried 2 times to sign up to vote for Mudflats as best political blog but both times it threw out my registration attempt. I think the system was overloaded. I’m sure glad to hear you didn’t come in 2nd by one vote.

The same thing happened to me.

Congratulations, AKMUckraker. I know how I ended up here after the announcement on Friday. I googled Sarah Palin’s name and saw this:
http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/05/29/alaska-gov-sarah-palin-to-meet-with-mccain-vp-search-team.php.

And read this on that page:

Hey Tom and Juan,
I live in ALASKA, I have known Sarah Heath and Todd Palin all their lives. My beef about an incompetent woman named Sarah Palin. She is a fraud! She can’t accomplish a simple task as a governor of a small state so she has created an atmoshpere of hate and pitting groups against each other. You people think she can be a VP, how with her looks? You have lost your FLIPPIN minds! Ignorance KILLS! She is not smart, conservative or prolife. She is not an upstanding parent or community member. I know who her oldest children were sent to live so to get them out of Sarah’s way. I know who Sarah had an affair with also. I know that Sarah Palin is the most insecure individual that I have ever met! The national GOP and McCain has NO intention on placing Sarah Palin who is the symbol of ignorance over substance in a position such as VP.
Listen to my radio program

66. Posted by Syrin | June 28, 2008 3:31 PM

That raised more than my eyebrows! When I tried to find it to show someone, I couldn’t at first, but I found this blog instead. I have been here ever since! Thank you!

17 10 2008
justme

Congratulations AKM!!!!

Keep the good work and thanks a lot for everything that you have done to keep us informed

cheers!!!

17 10 2008
ira2

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (03:53:30) :

ira2 (00:15:45) :

Um… I’d still like to know how to make a small donation to mudflats without using paypal. Please? Anybody?

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

ira, did you – like me – sack PayPal long ago, and burn your bridges way after you got burned by them? Or you don’t even have a credit card? Don’t fret. All I can say is, don’t fret. Our time will come.😉

Sacked my single $500 limit build-a-credit-history-after-the-divorce credit card when I sold my house in AZ :o) NO DEBT BABY NO DEBT!! But even if I had one, I wouldn’t want to put my banking information online, even less so since all those reports of “data publication whoopsies” have popped up overseas which proves once again that there are no guarantees in the web world. Me, I think it’s bad enough that my bank can be hacked and my financial info be found that way by anyone with a bit of savvy. There’s really no need for me to make it any easier for data miners than they have it already.

Our time… by that you mean The Age Of Sensibility And Responsibility, yes? *Grin*. Ya, I can’t wait. Next thing you know, the Joe Six-packs of the nation will ask that Starbucks coffee be served in recycled paper cups and the ever-running taps in the stores be turned off. Not that that has anything to do with debt or data, but it fits so beautifully with Sensibility and Responsibility. Also too, it goes with Hope and Change and a Better Future.

I don’t have any other way to donate at this point. I thank you very much for asking, though. You could make a donation to the House Democratic Campaign Committee here in Anchorage instead! Their address is 1231 W. Northern Lights Blvd. #562, Anchorage, AK 99503

Thanks!! AKM

17 10 2008
Judy Asman

Congratulations. Well deserved! You stick to the issues (like Obama) despite the distractions. Way to go!!

17 10 2008
swineprincess

Congrats to AKM and all the MudPups! We did it! We made this blog the #1 Political Blog almost 2:1 over OpEdNews (a fine blog I might add)

And guess what????? You can make Mudflats #1 next year too! Just go vote for it as the 2009 Blog of the Year.

We did this in little more than 6 weeks! Think of how many votes there will be if we start voting now, and reminding folks to vote for Mudflats!

Let’s keep our voice LOUD and STRONG!

17 10 2008
DrChill

Just a heads up-
Stumbleupon is a web page rating service I use.
People who sign up can – ” Stumble” upon pages that are both highly rated and of a particular interest to the user – such as politics.

Some folks here might like to sign up and give Mudflat’s home page a thumbs up.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/

Another way to show your love.

And thanks and congrats to AKM !

: )

17 10 2008
NoCalGal

Congratulations and well deserved! Thank you for all your help and information over the past few months. It has been eyeopening and educational and a service to democracy!

KUDOS to you and your helpful web minions.

17 10 2008
chicago

This blog has helped to keep me informed and sane and with the exception of Sarah Palin has made me love, love, love Alaskans. You totally deserve all good things and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer blog.

17 10 2008
Xenon

Congratulations! Well-earned indeed!

17 10 2008
Regi

BRAVO !! Well deserved ! :APPLAUSE:

17 10 2008
swineprincess

Good Idea Dr. Chill!!!

17 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

AK MUCKRAKER
This blog has certainly came a long way since I found it
several weeks ago. You deserve all the good perks that
have came your way. Please keep doing all the good things
that you do so well. You are and will continue to be in all
of our prayers. CONGRATULATIONS

17 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Just sent an e-mail to Rachel Maddow letting her know the news.

Congrats AKM!

17 10 2008
futurexpat?

Congratulations! The Mudpuppies in the Pittsburgh area are having our first get together tonight. We will have a toast in your honor!!!

17 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Congratulations, AKM. May you track Alaska muck well into the future and keep those politicians honest!! Cheers to truthiness!

17 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

@ ANONYMOUS
Sometimes I feel ashamed of us Alaskans – if people get the government they deserve, what does that say about us? But you make me very proud and give me hope. Thank you.

Don’t look at it that way. Remember that bit about “you can fool all of the people, some of the time…” It’s still true. Alaskans got fooled by Sarah Palin (you are hardly alone, if you’ll look around the country right now–or back at 2 Bush terms) but you didn’t stay fooled. AKM and others are shining some bright lights on Alaska, right now, and you and other people like you are leading the way. You know the truth, now spread it. I am so impressed by what I’ve seen (much of it via this blog) happening in Alaska and people taking control of their right to speak, assemble and demonstrate… It is democracy in action and it’s d#mned impressive. I know that many of us here on Mudflats are 100% behind you and with you, in spirit, and WISH that we could be there ourselves. Also!

“Never, never, never, never give up” Winston Churchill

Keep up the good work! (me)

17 10 2008
Angie

Congratulations! I love your blog- it is a voice of conscience. By the looks of the Palin, McCain campagne, we don’t have too much of that going around nowadays.

17 10 2008
GrammaConcept

First ‘political’ blog I ever even cared to read……!Good Company!…

(Truthdig.com’s not a ‘blog’, right?…..’-)

Anyway……Great!…..
Stay as you are…. homey and smart!

17 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Congratulations on the blog that has gone BALLISTIC !!!!!!!!!! Well deserved recognition for ‘right on top of the story’ reporting and investigative journalism.

17 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Terrific news! I’m so glad to hear this. It is well-deserved.

17 10 2008
reveur1147 "That One" aka Crop Schooner Hussein Palin

Ohhhhh AKM, sincere congratulations ! The reward is more than well-deserved and I’m so happy that *our* wonderful Mudflats is being duly recognized😉 This is a warm, welcoming, informative, fun, and friendly place, largely thanks to its dedicated and knowledgeable leadership: YOU !

Like so many others, I too just kind of stumbled in … slipped in the mud, perhaps ? … immediately after the nomination of SP when I was trying to do the vetting that McCain et al hadn’t bothered to do. The rest is, as they say, history: a history of insomnia and swollen eyes from reading all posts every night even if I don’t get a chance to post ! lol (I don’t post as frequently as others because, for now, I can only log on from my cell phone at home — quite the drag !)

Keep up the great work, AKM !

A FL Mudpuppy

17 10 2008
Ergot (Rankle Hiway Pa'in)

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!
Mudflats…from a “Oh, look at this.” to #1 blog.
Dedicated people, from AKM and Snoskred, clear down to the “newiest” registrant here. The “blog with a cause” that has become almost a family of (reasonably) like- minded souls. Mudpuppies, or Mudflatters, as you choose, I salute…US!

Comment to Taupe Armageddon Palin (08:26:44) :re: repeat phone messages…I love it, turn about is fair play. Anything that slows down, irritates, or makes these *&^%$#@ people MORE crazy, is a good idea in my book.That’s a level three tip o’ the hat in my book.

17 10 2008
arkangel3

Congrats, AKM! You’ve done fine work over the past several months, revealing just who the heck Sarah Palin was: Lying, corrupt, Neocon Theocrat with a vision of the White House dancing in her head. Here’s hoping she goes back to Wasilla, so you guys can bring justice full circle!

Once again, Congratulations!

17 10 2008
SoCal Gal

AKM

SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS! This site has been my little touchstone of sanity in these very turbulent times. Thank you for providing such a wonderful base for discussion, humor, outrage, wisdom and encouragement for us all. It has been my home away from home and a sororiety/fraternity of sorts for kindred spirits. We salute you and your fine work.

A suggestion: After November 5, you may want to consider writing a book or play along the lines of Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’ aka Wasilla. If you need backers I’m sure you’ll find alot of Mudpuppies more than willing to donate a few $$$.

What a marvelous story line and you could be the ‘Stage Manger’ narrator.

I can see it on the NYTimes best seller list now!

Keep up the great work AKM, we are proud of your achievement!

Keep up the great work Mudpuppies…Obama/Biden 2008.

17 10 2008
Andrea

congratulations AKM – you are truly proof of someone who uses their skills to do Good Things in the world (hmm.. sounds like the next president and vice president of the United States😉 ). you are bright, funny, and a brilliant writer – I’m so glad that your talent and passion have been so rewarded. massive pat on back from Britain🙂.

17 10 2008
dustybee

This is wonderful and inspiring! Great blog, I look forward to checking back often. Way to Go!

17 10 2008
Libby from NC

AKM – I’m so proud of you! You SO deserve this honor! I only learned of your greatness on August 29th 2008 when I was diverted to your site – thank god – because of my total incredulity that McCain could pick such a one as his partner in crime or soul mate. Great Balls of Fire! I thought I was going crazy – I needed solace then and you provided it so well, as did your readers. Your honesty, fact-finding scruples, eloquence with the English language and most importantly, your humor are unsurpassed this election cycle. I wish I had known of you back in December 2007 so I could have increased intellectually many months earlier. I’m much smarter and my gut feelings are totally reinforced today because of your outstanding blog. This speaks so well of all of us who come here and of you – together we can make the very critical difference we MUST make on Nov. 4th. Thank you AKM and everybody who slinks in here for reassurance and knowledge. As Jodie Foster said in the movie “Contact” …. we are NOT alone! :>)

17 10 2008
Jada

Yay! Congratulations! This was the first time I voted for Blogger’s Choice Awards and it was because of this site! I guess I have Sarah Palin to thank for something finally! I never would have come across this site (being a Californian) but for her. Sarah: THANKS for pointing me to the best political blog, BUT NO THANKS to representing me anywhere in politics!

17 10 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Congratulations, AKM. What a well-deserved honor.

17 10 2008
claudia in nyc

Congratulations AKM! I’ve been a fan of your site since my first visit at the start of the national debacle that is Palin for VP. The best thing to come out of this travesty is the discovery of mudflats. Thank you for your dogged perserverence fact digging, awesome wit, and fabulous writing, Whenever my head has been about to explode your site has helped me regain sanity. Thank you is not enough.

17 10 2008
Pam R.

CONGRATS AKM!!! You deserve it and more!!

17 10 2008
iona

Congrats AKM – every day I check this blog first for my daily news – your work has made me see the vital role blogs can play in this day and age when they are written by ethical journalists such as yourself. Thanks once again for all your work – hope you find some time to celebrate!

xo

17 10 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

WOW! What an honor and well deserved. Congrats AKM.
You are what keeps many of us sane during this roller coaster of an election.
I felt as good about my vote for Mudflats as I will for my Presidential pick!
keep up the fabulous writing.

17 10 2008
ChaosRoosterPalin

Dear AKM, Congratulations!!! You earned it, working day after day, night after night tirelessly to keep Mudflats going. Thank you.

And whatever happens on Nov 4th, we will be dropping in at Mudflats.
Greetings all the way from Sri Lanka.

17 10 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

We’re # 1 ! We’re # 1 ! Wheeee!!! Congrats AKM!

Suzi in Land O’Lincoln & Obama

17 10 2008
GreenLadyHere

MUDFLATS: C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!

YOU deserve this!!! :>)

ENJOY the HONOR!!! :>) :>)

17 10 2008
Pursang

So it’s the infamous Trooper Wooten tied and beaten in Queen Sarah’s Oval Office desk…can’t believe I didn’t think of that!

Thanks!!

17 10 2008
keenobserver2

To AKM–Nicely done! This is a wonderful site! It’s about time others recognize it. Congrats! 😀

17 10 2008
AK Blogger

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

You so deserve this honor for all of your hard work.

Thanks so much for providing a voice to the world for those of us trying hard to see reality amidst this craziness.

18 10 2008
Kit (Keep It Trill)

CONGRATULATIONS! You well deserve it, and thank you for all of your time spent and insight.

18 10 2008
Memphis, NY a/k/a Churn Scorpion P.

Congratulations and thank you for this wonderful site. Been hooked since the announcement.

18 10 2008
Proud2BUSA aka Krinkle Bearcat

WOOHOO!!!!!! You are an inspiration to a lot of us, Mudflats. We’ve met dear friends with like minds who are inspiring each other to take action. Thank you, Mudflats, from the bottom of my heart.

18 10 2008
J Khor

Hm, I rather think the confetti would have been much better put to use on your blog than for Palin’s welcome-home party.
Pity it can only be virtual confetti.
Congratulations on best political blog, you certainly deserve it. Look forward to more commentary/ Palin criticism (ha).

18 10 2008
derDunkelRover

Well deserved for a much-needed beacon in the darkness – fueled by grit, determination and a lot of hard work!

18 10 2008
cej

Congratulations!

18 10 2008
Stop Smoking

very impressive!

19 10 2008
marcus

congrats AKM!

20 10 2008
timothy moriarty

Voting Deadlines

Most of the states require an absentee ballot request to be made by October 24th. You can click on this link and request your absentee ballot.

http://www.StateDemocracy.org

Check your States Deadline Date at http://bostonnewsdesk.blogspot.com/2008/10/apply-for-absentee-ballot.html




%d bloggers like this: