Juror #9 Loses It and Juror #4 is Lost…More Strangeness from the Stevens Trial.

24 10 2008

This didn’t happen in Twelve Angry Men!   The Ted Stevens jury is starting to unravel like a bad scarf. 

On the first day, the jury asked to be dismissed 15 minutes early because they were apparently so stressed out they just couldn’t make it until 5:00.  Eyebrows across Alaska raised.

The culprit was Juror #9, a bookkeeper for the National Guard.  She was apparently so obnoxious, so rude, and so hostile to her fellow jurors that each and every one of them requested that she be removed from the jury.  They sent a note to Judge Emmett Sullivan asking for her ouster.  The verdict?  No dice.

Judge Sullivan called them all in, sat them down and reminded them of the rules of civility, and of the 80+ pages of regulations they were supposed to follow.   Then he told them to make nice and go back to their room.  Off they went. 

As if this bizarre turn of events wasn’t enough…..enter Juror #4.   Or should I say “Exit Juror #4.”  It seems that Juror #4, a licensed paralegal who works for a mortgage company, had some kind of family emergency Thursday evening, and told a U.S. Marshal that she had to leave the state.  When the judge was informed, and the court tried to contact Ms. 4, they were unable to find her.  Poof!  Gone.

That’s one pathologically rude, and one AWOL.  And then there were 10?

This is why they have alternates, in this case, four alternates.  Judge Sullivan has asked for briefs by 7am, and is holding a hearing at 9:00am Eastern time to discuss the matter.  He may replace the wayward juror with an alternate, let the deliberations proceed with only 11 jurors, or possibly give the jury Friday off, if #4 is able to be present by Monday.

If all goes well Mudflatters, this will post just before the hearing starts.  I am trying out the “auto post” feature, which allows me to post here while in reality, snoozing in the other room.  That’s right, this is the Mudflats version of a Robocall!  Gotcha!! (A woman screams! A baby cries!)

So, you all will know the outcome before I will.  Because as much as I am a Ted Stevens Trial junkie, I am not getting up at 5:00 in the morning. I’d do it for the verdict, but not for Juror #4.   I’ll see you back here at 8:30 Alaska time with a nice cup of black coffee.


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24 10 2008
Scotsgirl

dO YOU EVER SLEEP?!

24 10 2008
shell from Ohio

I heard juror #4 father passed away.

24 10 2008
IceColdCali

Morning!

The saga continues…

24 10 2008
Scotsgirl

OOOH – I was first…I wish I had had something clever to say…
Well, Thank you to everyone involved and lurking on this Blog, been here since SP was annonced and get all the best info first. Thank you, thank you

24 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Wow, it is getting weirder. I heard about the lost juror last night on the news. Not familiar with enough law, but surely the alternates get put in. I was worried this would result in a mistrial.

Okay, I need to go to work…will check back later for updates. Thanks AKM.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

palin is on msnbc live..

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

palin is wearing new glasses.. a makeover and another $1000 or so on glasses?

campaign paid for them??

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

palin had to ‘prepare my heart’ when she found out trig would be Down.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

“Gods standard of perfection’??

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

So the doublespeak queen claims trig is so special why does she carry him like a sack of potatoes then pawn him off at 11:00 at night to her small daughter..

what a crock of moosecrap.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

she’s not nearly as homey, the fake accent is gone.. she’s actually much less scritchy sounding.

although everything she’s saying are lies..

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

ok ladies.. how much did the Barbie makeover cost?>/🙂

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

Alaskans, didn’t Barbie cut funds to most education programs??

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

Am i the only one on here ?:)

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama
24 10 2008
bPoint

FEC: Palin’s Makeup Stylist Paid More than top McCain Advisers

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/24/82847/037/28/640700

24 10 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

That’s so funny, Marty, I didn’t even realize that all the posts were from you till you got excited! I can’t watch SP, so I was just reading your posts. You’re not quite alone here. Maybe everyone else is spellbound by Sarah!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

hi ya judi.. .you watchin momma barbie discussing her education plans? she and todd created the plan.. he’s part of the VP team, dontcha know?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

Wanna know how much her new glasses cost and who paid for them..!

24 10 2008
IceColdCali

I wonder if she will take any questions…

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

ice cold my guess is not on your life..

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

i thought this was a press conf.. it’s either a shill conf or a fox news conf..

they’re applauding.. give me a break.. this is a supporter conf.. hmm.. maybe this is as large a crowd as she can draw at this point..

24 10 2008
IceColdCali

Marty…

Figured as much… heres to wishing tee hee…
This is so not me but she has truly brought out the evil in me… Hmm thats interesting… I am a hard working church going women and she “suppose to be also” I really would love to see her fall flat on her lyin arse

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Marty, She apparently values these ‘special children’ more than ‘not so special children’ who here partner McShame cut voted to cut health care funds for.

24 10 2008
bPoint

@IceColdCali (05:24:42) :
I wonder if she will take any questions…
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She will if they are paid for by the RNC

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

judi well, she likes those special kids.. the non-special kids can get out there and work like everyone else..

she’s so full of crap, my guess is her breath is really, really stinky..

24 10 2008
IceColdCali

Does she know the difference between disease and disability…

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

oh well.. msnbc got bored..
oh she’s done.. she ended and walked off stage.. didn’t stand there for 5 seconds..

24 10 2008
The Messenger

http://www.palinaspresident.us/

I don’t want to scare you this morning. Click on the different objects in the Oval Office and have a good laugh.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

Ok mudpups..

VOTE..

Barbie’s new glasses cost..:

$100-500
$500-1000
$1000-2000
$2000-5000
over $5000…

Im sure we’ll find out soon enough.. you know all the media saw them.. her newest makeover AFTER the $150,000Gate, she went off and got new glasses..

Talk about CHUTZPAH..

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

hmm.. the dow opened 300 down.. fantastic.

24 10 2008
IceColdCali

Hmmm my guess is $1000-2000

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

I guess you saw my post on the other thread, but here I go again – and if any Alaskan would like to correct any misinfo :

Palin cut funding for the Department of Education and Early Development (Special Needs) by a whopping 62% – this is money that allowed public schools to put in place programs and equipment to allow disabled kids to go to public schools. With the funding cut a lot of schools had trouble keeping their programs in place.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

So here’s the story kids..

Barbie the Statesman, gave a huge ‘press conference’ discussing a major policy issues, special needs childrens issues, talked for 15 min, then walked off the stage without anyone even getting a chance to ask a question. She looked like Michael Phelps doing the 100 meter freestyle. geeze..

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

She and Todd created her education plans? You are kidding…

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy The Coward

Jamie, that was what i thought as well..

24 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

Jamie – the education funding figure of – 62% is misleading because some parts were moving to other accounts. I think there was a post about it a few weeks ago here on mudflats. And there was quite a bit of discussion about it until someone took a look at the actual budget figures and noticed part of that 62% had been moved to a couple of different columns.

24 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

moving, moved.

mix ‘ n ‘ match.

just like the empresses new clothes.

‘course Brian Williams is still trying to see if she’s nekkid in her ideas.

24 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Did anyone hear Scarah with her “Special Needs Policy”….she is…..(scratching my head) lawdy, lawdy!!!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

The newest in style.. Glassesgate.. Why not buy glasses when your campaign is busted for spending $150k.. go out and get new glasses.. makes sense to me.. just show them you have no scruples at all!

24 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

9:40 here on the east coast and no update yet about what’s going on in the courtroom. Too bad some of these big east coast newspapers do not do liveblogging.

24 10 2008
TheraP

Seems like while there’s been an outbreak of sanity in the rest of the country (with repubs endorsing Obama and the MSM finally catching on to Palin), this has not happened at the Stevens trial, where national insanity appears to be concentrated at the moment. I hope the judge can quarantine insanity there, so the outbreak of sanity can run rampant till Nov 4 and a coming Obama presidency.

24 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

She said she wants to triple the money going toward Special Needs kids… great idea.. .where you plannin’ to get that cash, also?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Ripley… shhhhh.. don’t bother her with details.. That’s just rude..! hahaha

24 10 2008
Mother Who Thinks

On the sp.ed. funding cuts in AK under SP = don’t go there!

The facts reflect movement of budget items and significant increases for children with intensive needs (like my son.)

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

And also, too she would raise taxes on the middle class cause ya know she needs to protect the trickle down economy. You betcha!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Mother Who Thinks, i think it’s too late.. she let that monster out of the bag.. wonder when this will explode in her made over face..

Lets hope soon..

24 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

re. trial: If juror 9 behaves herself, they can, I believe, go forward with 11 jurors, should that be agreed. If juror 4 has suffered a death in her family as reported presumably she’ll be gone for a few days at least.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

they have alternates for a reason.. they should be able to insert alternates and let them start over their delibs..maybe the new ones would be in line with the majority so it wouldn’t be a huge problem..

Teddy, Prisoner # 08454567

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

The Messenger (05:30:24) :

http://www.palinaspresident.us/

I don’t want to scare you this morning. Click on the different objects in the Oval Office and have a good laugh.
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Just love the dinosaur!!!🙂
Isn’t bible spice and first dud supposed to be questioned today about troopergate v.2?
In Alaska? Where? Anyone know?

24 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

I was wondering how the heck you posted this at an ungodly hour… perhaps you should have let us think you were superman/woman. 😉

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (05:54:58) :

I think they will be deposed in St. Louis

24 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Red Grandma Blues: Readers Respond (with Great Ideas!)

OT: Great article in HuffPo. This part, I think, is worth challenging all the dial-up connections to quote:

So I said “Mom, look at it this way. Barack is also white, if that matters. Imagine that white grandmother and if you were her. Your daughter comes to you and says I met this terrific man, and we are going to get married. He is a very smart man, with a lot of promise, but mom, he is from Kenya. And there is a baby boy. He is your grandson … throughout your life you and your husband teach him all the important values you share … Then, through his own vision and principles, early in adulthood, he breaks through one barrier after another to become the candidate for President of the United States. Would you then be able accept it one of your friends told you they wouldn’t vote for your grandson because of the color of his skin?”

When we went to the polls in Florida on monday, mom voted for Obama

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

I haven’t seen her new glasses yet, but as the old supposedly cost around $750, does anybody think she’d buy new frames in Walmart? Only diapers for Trig.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Jamie, the question is who paid for them..? she can’t claim they’ll be donated to charity.. !!

24 10 2008
Aeroentropy aka Bash Budweiser Palin

Forty Watt Hussein:

Could you provide a link for that quote from HuffPo? It’s just lovely!!

24 10 2008
Bobg

Instead of spending money on clothes and glasses why doesn’t the GOP invest in a voice transplant for Caribou Barbi?

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Marty, who paid for the first ones?

24 10 2008
Aeroentropy aka Bash Budweiser Palin

New Glasses !!!

I’ve been wearing the same frames (with many sets of updated lenses) since I found them in a junk shop in College. And I graduated in ’82. I am really puzzled about what all this fashion stuff means for politics, and a woman’s place there. Can somebody help me out??

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Bobg,… she actually was quite mild today in her childspeak..

her voice was far less annoying today.. her message was a crock of crap, but that’s another story..!

24 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Aeroentropy, I’d left off the link because so often my post has gone to Spam when I’ve provided a link. So here goes and here’s hoping.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-wyskida/red-grandma-blues-readers_b_137299.html

24 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate (06:03:09) :
” she can’t claim they’ll be donated to charity.. !!”

Logically true, but remember you’re in Palin space where the rules of logic and science don’t apply. I think they figure if they win they can rewrite the rules to cover themselves and if they lose they’ll have even bigger problems, so what the heck. I am counting the days until they lose.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

her old glasses i believe she’s been wearing them from before her VP call..

so that’s not probably an issue..

But if the GOP bought the new ones, it will be.!

24 10 2008
Aeroentropy aka Bash Budweiser Palin

Thanks, 40-W

If I’d realized that you’d given me the title, I’ll bet I could have found it myself (duh!).

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Actually she has a voice coach billed to the RNC as a “get out the vote” expense. Read at link below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/22/palin-voice-coach-billed_n_136939.html

24 10 2008
RLS

Looks like the trial has been halted for 1 or 2 days. Awaiting return of juror #4.

24 10 2008
bPoint

The McCain/Palin camp are hoping this mornings policy address with be more newsworthy than SP’s depostition. Another campaign blunder!

24 10 2008
RLS
24 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein)

Forty Watt Hussein,

Thanks for sharing that. It gave me chills!

As for the glasses, I can relate, Aeroentropy. How many people keep that same frame till it’s falling off their faces, or skip the new glasses because their kids need glasses?

Truly it’s incredibly frustrating.

24 10 2008
disenchanted tore

I did not watch but listened to her speech. It was obvious when she was reading from prompts and when she tried to ad lib (or maybe she lost her place on the cards and was stumbling to locate the next sentence lol)

I think the voice coach maybe pointed out that speaking in a small contained area of professionals was not the same as trying to rev up a mob of rowdy rabid sheep. I sure wish coach would work on the inflection angle. I was getting nauseous trying to ride the waves. Or maybe the nausea was just because.

24 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

MSNBC reported earlier, about some girl getting mugged and because she had a McCain sticker on her car….she says is the reason the robber carved a backwards B on her cheek. The robber also told her she is going to have to learn to support Barack.

However, things are not adding up with her stories…the police has given her a polygraph…they haven’t given the results yet.

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

judi hussein that one Obama (06:16:39) :

Actually she has a voice coach billed to the RNC as a “get out the vote” expense. Read at link below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/22/palin-voice-coach-billed_n_136939.html
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Oh Brother!!!:(
They really tried to make a “silk purse” from a “Sow’s ear”….. :0
My DH said she looked like a hooker in that red jacket…

24 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein)

I keep thinking about that word…”deposed”

Another meaning is to ‘remove from office or position of power’. That would work.

Or maybe the Palin’s could be de-frocked. Or de-tained.

We already know they are de-luded. and de-structive. and de-testable. and de-vious. and de-trimental. and de-mented. and de-sperate!

Oh man, I can’t seem to stop!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Disenchanted..

I’m a VO person (voice overs) and I’ve taken voice lessons for several years.. I certainly know HOW to talk, but it’s funny how training slowly pushes one back to their own comfort level when speaking casually or professionally.

I can usually catch myself, which is why we wear headphones while recording a script. This helps immensely.

Now, live speaking is an entirely different matter. Speaking to a crowd wthout monitors, which i’ve never seen, makes it much harder to hear yourself. By rule, speakers have to be in front of the mic’s plane or it’ll cause feedback squeal. This means the person speaking can’t hear themselves.

In Barbies case, what she does is reverts to her homey schtick and can’t hear how stupid she sounds.. when she ratchets it up a few notches, it’s even harder to hear how scritchy you sound and as volume increases, it gets harder and harder to control the squeal speak, especially for women, who already are speaking in a much higher register than men.

In the speech today, she was in a small room, and spoke quietly, and it allowed her to be a little less grating. Her message was still clearly all a pot of lies, but her voice was easier to maintain at a decent quality by being in a small room where she could hear herself.

I like her on the rally circuit since she’s so totally grating, i can just mute the sound.

24 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein) (06:34:03) :
Your last post was dee-lish!

24 10 2008
Mother Who Thinks

On Supermom’s disability “policy” speech….

Her attempt to tie her and Grampy’s continued tax breaks for the rich to a supposed negative impact on special needs trusts is bullshit because:

A special needs trust that generated in excess of 250,000 taxable dollars a year would have to be SO LOADED WITH PRINCIPAL/EQUITY that it would be an extreme rarity, even from a fabulously wealthy family.

and also too:

It’s the rare individual with disabilities that even HAS a special needs trust. Most families that include members with disabilites have been living lives where work and finances have been limited and impacted by the health care and educational/behavioral needs of raising the child. They face financial obligations that continue into adulthood. Many cannot save for their own retirement, let alone create a trust.

More spin, more lies. She’s a sentimental newbie. She hasn’t made her bones in disability world….and in my opinion has not even addressed the needs of her own child in infancy. Her approach to the issues is narrow and ill-informed – not to mentioned self-centered. No surprises there.

The repub platform does not even have a plank or position on disability issues. Obama and the dems do. And it’s solid, reality-based, and addresses the lifespan issues that confront Americans with disabilities and their families. My heroes!

24 10 2008
Aeroentropy aka Bash Budweiser Palin

Lighthouse –

OT, of course, but the glasses — my frames are antique, totally round. Until recently, everyone called them John Lennon glasses. Now they’re Harry Potter… dang, it’s hard getting old!

Back to the fray…

24 10 2008
Siege (GA)

Saw SP’s talk on MSNBC- a couple of thoughts-

1) They said before she came on that she would be giving her first major policy speech. Her topic was policy on children with special needs (to a very supportive audience at Pittsburgh children’s hospital) and their “policy” on that should they get elected. Their policy boils down to more choices for parents (which ties into charter school and private school agenda for regular ed kids that is very popular with Repubs), fully funding IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act- legislation that has been around and re-authorized that is intended to afford students with special needs every opportunity for appropriate education), and “efforts on reform and refocus.”

2) She was more “real” in this speech that I have ever seen her. She looked emotional and teared up. It was clearly an issue that is HITTING HOME for her as she realizes (on the campaign trail, visiting centers for children with downs syndrome) what Trig’s condition will mean for him and them. THis realizing is a long PROCESS for parents of children with special needs (I have worked in schools and in clinic settings first as elementary school counselor and then as a psychologist). Mind you, she was still reading a speech prepared by a campaign education policy expert on the teleprompter. Her ideas are not her own but she hit on issues that are meaningful to parents of children with special needs.
3) Which begs the question- how big is that voting block? Probably not big enough to make a big difference in the next 10 days but the thing this speech accomplishes is a more “Hillary in New Hampshire” moment- making her look “real” and giving folks a chance to feel a connection with her. She looked more comfortable and more knowledgeable and also gave credit to those who are more knowledgeable on these issues.
4) McCain looks ridiculous when he talks about these same issues. He said on Letterman that SP has a very “special” son without mentioning the rest of her children. He sounds so fake and condescending and for those of us who “get” children and educational issues, his talking points in these issues fall flat.
5) Her sister (not the one divorced from trooper) is the one with an older child with autism. Parents of children with autism are generally a very vocal and very upset group of people who often do not feel heard by the govt. They are much larger in number than families who have children with Down’s (especially if you include anyone who has a child anywhere on the autistic spectrum).
6) I was annoyed that Obama gave her credit in his debate with McCain for what she has done on special ed issues…because she has not done much of anything (except whateve she funded in Alaska). He should have appreciated her position and verbalized support for the issues but not acted like she had some long record as an advocagte. She does not!

I could go on and on but everyone but teachers, parents of special needs children, or other “kid” people probably quit reading after number two…

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

OT, but anyone else wanna cap Billy May’s ass?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Geeze.. imagine a child of Barbie and Billy Mays.. god that kid would be so screwed up with conflicting vocal traits, i’m guessing jumping off a bridge to nowhere would be a concideration..!

24 10 2008
mvngfwd

Good Morning Mudpals! Well I take a few days off to celebrate my b-day and get home to all these presents from McMeltdown. I was staying somewhere with no internet or cell service (yes, it was actually a godsend) so all I could do was keep repeating “President Barack Obama” to contribute in my own way. My husband finally gave up and starting saying it with me. So there we were on a beach in Mexico saying “President Barack Obama” at the top of our lungs (thank god we were the only ones there).

Happily, I come home to 2-5 hour lines for early voting here in Florida, Powell’s endorsement, and McMeltdown officially on the Crazy Train. When you step away for a bit and then come back you realize just how nutty McMeltdown has become. I keep thinking I will wake up from this great dream but alas I believe my visualizations are working. Therefore I will keep chanting “President Barack Obama” and seeing myself crying with joy on Nov 4-5.

I have also informed everyone that I will be taking on my temp job as poll driver next week so I need to upload mudflats on my iphone for on-the-road updates.

BTW- Yesterday I did another unofficial bumpersticker poll and I can say it looks like Obama is up to 4-1 over McPalin along the FL I-95. I also noted that the Obama stickers were 3X bigger than the McPalin’s I saw. The Mc fans seemed to have an affinity for the same cars too…Monster Trucks, SUVs, and big gas guzzler sedans. That’s okay, I flew by them in my two Obama-stickered hybrid while I cruised the HOV lane. Having a conscience does have a few privileges.

Missed you all and glad to be back in the ‘Flats!

24 10 2008
gary aka khaki salmon palin

Thanks to Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA and others who made comments on “McCain from the Drain.”

Here is some new stuff to add at the end:

And then he dived down
And, like news that’s called FOX
McCain from the drain
Pulled a big dripping box.
A big moldy box.
It was shut with a hook.
“Now look at this trick,”
Said McCain
“Take a look!”

Then he got up on top
With a tip of his hat.
“I call this game LIES-A-LA-FOX,”
Said McCain.
“In this box are two thugs
I will show to you now.
You can smell these two thugs,”
Said McCain with a bow.

“I will pick up the hook.
You will see something new.
Two thugs And I call them
Thug One and Thug Two.
These Thugs could just bite you.
They want to have fun.”
Then, out of the box
Came Thug Two and Thug One!
And they ran to us fast.
They said, “What will you do?
You had better shake hands
With Thug One and Thug Two!”

And Sally and I
Did not know what to do.
So we had to shake hands
With Thug One and Thug Two.
One Thug was Rush Limbaugh
Who ranted and raved.
Next came the Lieberman
Grasping power he’s craved.

They reared their two heads,
Just like Putin up north,
And we stood there aghast
As the slime tumbled forth.
We hoped they’d leave soon
Or crawl back down the drain
‘Cause they stank and they dripped
Worse than old John McCain!

24 10 2008
Nisperos

Yeah! Lighthouse! CO Almost Native! Sparky! Wyoming folks! Obama is coming to CSU on Sunday!!! Not just my town, but my neighborhood, since we live in Campus West. Details at the Coloradoan: http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081024/NEWS03/810240339&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

Are you coming?

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (05:54:58) :

Isn’t bible spice and first dud supposed to be questioned today about troopergate v.2?
In Alaska? Where? Anyone know?

I have heard it mentioned that they will be in St. Louis for their cozy little deposition…

24 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

I think the thing that bothers me about her policy for special needs children and their children is that she would not have cared about any of these people until she had a child with Down’s Syndrome. I do not have a child with special needs, but I have always supported programs and funding for those with disabilities. I know that it is different when it is pat of your life and it changes your prospective, but there are many people that have always supported the needs of the disabled that do not have direct family members with disabilities. This issue is the only thing that makes her human. I hope she means what she says, but it would be nice to think that she always cared about our disabled community.I am not convinced that she has ever cared about anything that didn’t affect her directly. Just my opinion.

24 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein)

I saw that Nisperos! Barack Obama at CSU on Sunday!

I should be there. Will my husband point out that I was just in Denver in Monday night and I had planned to stay home this weekend? I hope not. I’d love to hear Obama speak with my daughter there beside me.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Goalie, just imagine.. another chance for barbie to lie under oath. She’ll spin her answers into such gibberish, she’ll think, like the 10th grader who had an oral essay to give and didn’t bother to read the homework, talking lots of unconnected words makes it look like you are saying something.

In this case, i don’t think she’s going to fool a seasoned prosecutor very long and he’ll get the real answers he wants. Could be buh bye barbie..! Wonder if he’d release findings before 11/4..!! WE can hope.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Did anyone hear her in her interview with Brian Williams say she doesn’t like labels?

Interesting. Maverick, Hockey Mom, Pitbull with Lipstick, First Dude….
And then there’s: Sak’s, Neimans, Louis Vuitton and on and on.

Just another side bar reminding us of her many contradictions.

24 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Siege (GA) (06:39:47)
I appreciated your post and didn’t stop reading after number 2. Thank you for your insight.

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Ok, what about a child of Barbie and Pat Buchanan. Can you imagine that voice? ugh

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Lighthouse and other Coloradans… i saw Obama in Leesburg VA a few days ago and it was an uplifting experience.. It’s absolutely worth going and bringing kids to see history being made.

as a word of warning.. he gets presidential security, so it will likely be a VERY long line to get in and get thru screening. I think we waited about 1.5 hours just to get inside where he spoke.

getting out was at least another hour.

So, wear comfy shoes, bring a bottle of water and maybe a snack, and have a great time!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

judi…. hurlllllll🙂

24 10 2008
DarleenMB

re: glassesgate. It’s worse than that guys. I said it before. Let me say it again. THEY ARE PROPS. The lenses are clear plastic. They are not prescription. She wears them so she will “look smart.”

Nisperos … that is fantastic news. I’m a Colorado native, born and raised in the Fort. Graduated FCHS and CSU. Am now a transplanted Wyo “native.”

The great news? I’ll be in Loveland tomorrow to tend to my SIL who had bilateral knee replacment 10 days ago. Maybe I can get to see him.

24 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein)

I read to the very bottom of your post too, Siege.

I worked with a Down Syndrome boy for 5 years. I think that SP is certainly getting an education about how all of this is going look in her life as Trig grows up. I hope it has inspired some concern for all these special needs kids.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Marty,

Obama is scheduled to be here Saturday evening at UNM Campus in Albuquerque. We have to go to a birthday party for a friend so we won’t be going and it’s killing me.

However, starting Sat. through election day I’m hosting an Obama staffer and couldn’t be more excited! The hard work and dedication of these folks is paying off – I’m honored to be a teeny weeny little part of the big picture. All of us coming together is making all the difference in this election.

Exciting isn’t it??

24 10 2008
easypeasy

Have you see this yet? Russian love song for you know who. Hilarious!

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/astral66/2008/10/you-know-its-bad-when-the-russ.php

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (06:50:52) :

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (05:54:58) :

Isn’t bible spice and first dud supposed to be questioned today about troopergate v.2?
In Alaska? Where? Anyone know?

I have heard it mentioned that they will be in St. Louis for their cozy little deposition…
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks🙂
Isn’t it convenient she doesn’t have to go off the campaign trail?
Oh, did anyone see the Mcidiot complaining on KO last night about BO going to see his Grandma on a Private jet? They kept trying to get him to comment on bible spice’s 150K shopping spree, but all he could rant about was BO!!
Unreal, these people are unreal!

24 10 2008
Regi

So what does she get from this? Republicans that don’t care about anyone else but their own children (like Palin) will just stick with her, (God forbid their tax dollars go to anyone else’s needs), and thinking Dems should know which party has been on their side the whole time. Supporting research, giving choice, funding programs, look at the Kennedy’s !

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@Cali,

Watched that rant, too. What a fool. And, of course it will backfire on them.

First of all, no way could he travel by commercial air – and what about the Repug mantra of “Family”…..what kind of man would Obama look like if he blew off his very ill grandmother.

Sheesh…it wouldn’t have mattered how Obama handled it; they were gonna tear him up over it, eh?

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Goalie Sanka — I thought Sarah’s”doesn’t like labels’ response was pretty rich, too. Considering. What about all the Joes out there – first associated with being beer drinkers, and now plumbers (when the first Joe – isn’t even a real plumber). Oh well. details, details.

Joes who drink wine, and Joes who are brain surgeons – rebel!

24 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (06:33:59)

Oh Brother!!!:(
They really tried to make a “silk purse” from a “Sow’s ear”….. :0
My DH said she looked like a hooker in that red jacket…

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

You know what they say: Try to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear and you end up with a deaf pig:)

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Darleen how do you know her glasses are props? She’s been wearing glasses a long time it seems.. There’s a video from Feb where she’s wearing the same glasses.. so you think it’s all a scam going back almost a year?

http://alaskapodshow.com/index.php/2008/02/20/my-visit-to-juneau-alaska/

24 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Thanks Marty. Then I’ll stand by my conclusion that the nausea was just because? lol

At this point, Sarah’s struggle to identify with any group just comes off as insincere in my mind but especially for the special needs groups. Maybe it’s because of the way that she parades that poor baby around (like an inanimate object) when it’s convenient.

I saw a picture today (Huffpo?) taken during an interview. Todd was holding and feeding Trig a bottle. She was sitting next to them looking very emotionally detached. She was picture perfect for the camera, mind you, but just not a part of the family experience.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Yup Bec,

Did you see Michael Moore on King who has organized a group of real Plumbers?? They had T-shirts with “Plumbers for Obama”…

Leave it to MM to counter the Repugs in a funny fashion! It was pretty clever.

Okay, sadly I must go to the store. There is nothing to eat in this house and between the Mudflat’s, MSNBC and CNN addiction, I’m not sleeping, eating or showering a lot these days….only 11 more to go and then what will we do?
WAAAAAAAA………..

24 10 2008
Regi

Oh, did anyone see the Mcidiot complaining on KO last night about BO going to see his Grandma on a Private jet?

I didn’t see it, someone post if they have it. I can’t believe the hypocrisy.

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

easypeasy, thanks for the link. Dog gone it that was funny you betcha!

24 10 2008
Nisperos

Hey Lighthouse, DarleenMB, and anyone else in our area. Want to meet? Send me a message through the forum. I will be checking back later. Going to a funeral this morning in Loveland – a sweet 93 y/o neighbor man who told the best stories (herding cattle up from CO to WY before cars and roads, farming stories, etc.) Anyway, do send me a note if interested…

24 10 2008
Augie

Lighthouse (06:34:03),
The word I’ve used the most over the last eight years is
de-spicable.
The entrance of Palin has only increased its frequent use.

24 10 2008
Regi

Sanka Palin in NM (07:12:24) :

Yup Bec,

Did you see Michael Moore on King who has organized a group of real Plumbers?? They had T-shirts with “Plumbers for Obama”…

Amazing it made King, will NEVER make MSM. It’ll be poor Joe the plumber all the time.

24 10 2008
ira2

Off topic: My brother-in-something’s blog post “Crowded Voting Booth”, linked with his permission:
(Michele is his wife who passed away before he met my sister)

http://zanshin.net/2008/10/24/crowded-voting-booth/

Enjoy :o)

24 10 2008
LA

Morning Pups,
@Cali,
That would be Brad Blakeman…words just fail me. Today I will donate again to Obama to help him pay for fuel for his trip to see his beloved Grandma. …:)
I think Blakeman should get the “worst person of the world award”.

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@mvngfwd (06:47:15) :

Good for you! Where in Florida are you?

24 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Letter to Ms Palin at governor@alaska.gov

It’s time to pay back what you have taken from Alaskans.

I am writing to express my disapproval of your actions as governor – again. I started by being disappointed in you for letting Alaska down in so many ways – and now, well I’m just disgusted. The more we find out, the more apparent it becomes that you have had a personal agenda since they day you stepped into the job. I will be writing to all of our legislators with this same request that I am sending to you.

For starters – it’s time to move back to Juneau. If you decide to stay in Wasilla, please do so at your own expense. If you didn’t want to live in Juneau when you took the job of governor, then you should not have run for the office – period. Also, I disapprove entirely of you charging the state to reimburse for family travel when your family has not been invited to join you. After the release your financial records it’s quite clear that you can afford to pay for your family’s travel to accompany you. If you planned all along to drag your family around the state at our expense because you were governor, then you shouldn’t have stepped up to take the job.

The most troubling and recurring theme in your actions as governor is your complete inability to separate religion and your job as governor. I do not share your religious views, nor do very many Alaskans, so keep them to yourself until you are gone from office. You knew the rules when you applied for this job so you shouldn’t have run for this high office if you don’t like the intellectual territory it provides. If you have hoodwinked us once again by charging the state for travel while you attended religious events, then you owe the State of Alaska for those reimbursements. Once again, and I can’t say this strongly enough – I do NOT share your religious views so keep them to yourself and out of state government.

You no longer have my respect or my vote. You have shown yourself to be a mean spirited and dishonest governor in just about every way possible. Your attitude toward your high position and the Alaska people is completely lacking in integrity or honor. I look forward to the day that your name will go down in Alaska’s history as our worst governor yet. I hope your history will be written much sooner than later. You are an embarrassment to our beautiful state, and an imposter dressed in clothes of statehood that you do not deserve.

Martha Toon
Juneau Alaska

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Regi (07:12:34) :

Oh, did anyone see the Mcidiot complaining on KO last night about BO going to see his Grandma on a Private jet?

I didn’t see it, someone post if they have it. I can’t believe the hypocrisy.
—————————————————
I did see it and it was beyond disgusting. I think his rant was in response to a question about the $150,000 wardrobe for Sarie. This is how they respond to all questions–they spout out something distasteful about Obama. I fail to see how visiting a sick grandmother compares to spending a fortune on clothes and hopefully the country can finally see what a bunch of snarly asses the repugs are. They are digging themselves into a hole that they won’t be able to get out of. Give them another shovel!

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

@Regi: Oh, did anyone see the Mcidiot complaining on KO last night about BO going to see his Grandma on a Private jet?

_____________________________________________________________________

Here’s a link, Regi, from MSNBC yesterday when David Schuster was the anchor. I saw it live and couldn’t believe it!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/23/gop-strategist-on-palins_n_137226.html?page=15&show_comment_id=17177776#comment_17177776

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Goalie — There is nothing to eat in this house and between the Mudflat’s, MSNBC and CNN addiction, I’m not sleeping, eating or showering a lot these days….only 11 more to go and then what will we do?
——
I’m right there with you Goalie on these. Add to it no exercise because of being glued to my laptop all night – I think I can blame a 5 pound weight game on the election, too!

24 10 2008
Augie

Great article about “Sarah Palin, Welfare Queen from Wasilla”.

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/node/6758/print

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate (06:54:21) :
“Goalie, just imagine.. another chance for barbie to lie under oath. She’ll spin her answers into such gibberish,”

Look what happened when Todd talked under oath in the Branchflower thing. He stuck himself right in the middle of the whole mess. So either he is

1) really really stupid and truly thinks that nothing he did was wrong. In that case, he’ll do it again today.

2) he is really honest (or afraid of God’s wrath) and couldn’t lie under oath or

3) he is really afraid of the truth somehow eventually coming and and his getting caught lie-telling.

So either way, he’ll somehow put his foot in his mouth during today’s deposition under oath. Unless, of course, the most likely scenario is that he disappeared for a couple of days to be drilled (drill, baby, drill). But I still think he is so dumb that it’ll never stick.

She’s pretty stupid too and probably doesn’t think she did anything wrong, but she is capable of spewing out such gibberish and talking in such circles that no body will understand a thing she says.

24 10 2008
megacephalus

This is very funny [if not so sadly true!].
Open the picture, turn up the volume then click on different parts of the photo. It is updated weekly

,http://www.palinaspresident.us/

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Finally, some of the media are calling the Repugs out when they try to change the subject. Chris Matthews did the other night. David Schuster has done it, too. It’s too bad that Brian Williams didn’t make Palin answer his question when he asked if abortion clinic bombers are “domestic terrorists.”

She skipped the answer and changed the subject.

How did you like Palin’s answer on the wardrobe issue – “it’s not true,” she says. What’s not true?

The RNC spent the money because they certainly WOULD NOT have reported such an outrageous expenditure if it weren’t true. She has been wearing expensive clothing to campaign events. What’s not true?

It reminds me of her response to everything – “I am so happy to be cleared of even any HINT of unethical or illegal activity…” Huh? Apparently, Palin believes that if she repeats a lie enough times, it becomes the truth?

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed a public official who lies so obviously and consistently as Palin.

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

Blakeman needs a good swift kick in the crotch. Who is he to tell Obama how to travel when McCain and Palin travel in the grandest of style?

Oh, and that girl in Pittsburgh… no way was she mugged. No mugger is that careful. She’s not even cut. And Obama is “O.” Palin is the “B” yes?

Among the RNC’s purchases is a $92 jumper for Trig. Can they legally do that? Use political funds to purchase clothes for a non-candidate?

Although, thinking about it, Trig might make a better candidate than his mother. …

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Hey kids.. if you haven’t watched last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart, it’s a laugh riot.. especially when he awards the Gaffee..!

check it out and have a smile on me..

http://www.thedailyshow.com/index.jhtml

24 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

Good morning everyone, AKM, regular contributors and lurkers all!

When I get a chance I visit Mark Fiore’s Web site … he always has some fun, spot-on animated comics. There are a few recent ones about Bible Spice. BTW, I love that nickname for SWWNBN!

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Jamie, Floridian in France (07:30:57)

I vote for #1, really stupid

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

Jamie – isn’t Todd a high school dropout? If so, that means he really… really, really… is that stupid.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

@Bec Hussein in Illinois

Goalie — There is nothing to eat in this house and between the Mudflat’s, MSNBC and CNN addiction, I’m not sleeping, eating or showering a lot these days….only 11 more to go and then what will we do?
——
I’m right there with you Goalie on these. Add to it no exercise because of being glued to my laptop all night – I think I can blame a 5 pound weight game on the election, too!

______________________________________________________________________

You know, guys, just yesterday I thought, “Maybe I should go to the doctor. I just had a physical in August, but I have no motivation or energy to do the simplest things – VERY unlike me.”

Whew! Only 11 more days…

I’m in Florida. We’re taking the kids with us after school to vote. I can’t wait!!! Let’s turn Florida blue!

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

That McCain spokesman, genius Tucker Bounds, was just on David Schuster’s program saying that McCain is still in the race and could win. Apparently, he hasn’t looked at the electoral map lately.

24 10 2008
Augie

“Frangela” is on Stephanie Miller right now. Just said that the girl in Pittsburgh “was attacked by a big ol’ heap of crazy”.
Too funny!!

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

The wheels have come off the McCain campaign bus and the postmortem finger pointing has started. Here’s a great article from Politico.com:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14891.html

24 10 2008
megacephalus

@ Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein) (07:00:26) :

Here in Berlin, where we have great 1:1 support for special needs
[thanks in part to the ‘alternative service’ option under a universal draft/national service obligation],
and also this great Downs Actors theater “Ramba Zamba”:

English from NPR:

.http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6540963

or original German:

.http://www.theater-rambazamba.org/

Enjoy!

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Thanks for the heads up, Augie. I’m leaving in a few minutes and will catch the end of Stephanie’s/Frangela’s show!

I do feel sorry for the girl who reported being attacked, regardless of what happened.

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Tucker Bounds is really, really stupid.

24 10 2008
ira2

Hey, in light of Palin’s gushy speech for the AFN convention, do you think that her all-American patriotic white redneck supporters are aware of her and her family’s – *gasp* – “impurity”? AND that she’s so proud of it?

Imagine the convention speech played at a rally of a few thousand rednecks… and her redneck speeches played at the convention… *snickers*.

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Well about the McIdiot’s rant…how does “first dud” get back to Alaska??? I hardly think he books a commercial flight? Anyone know?
Martha…Love ♥ your letter😀
Now, will she read it? I think not. One of her “people” will probably delete it.
And, Sow’s ear to slik purse, a “deaf sow” LOL! Maybe that’s what we should start calling the pig in lipstick, “a deaf Sow”😀 (But that would be a insult to all mother pigs of the world…:( )

24 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Way to go, Martha Unalaska!!

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

@ Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein) (07:00:26) :

Here in Berlin, where we have great 1:1 support for special needs
[thanks in part to the ‘alternative service’ option under a universal draft/national service obligation],
and also this great Downs Actors theater “Ramba Zamba”:

______________________________________________________________________

WOW! That’s fantastic! Here in Florida, thanks to our Repug rule, including former Gov. Jeb Bush, we have a waiting list of almost 20,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities waiting for ANY service.

24 10 2008
obamamama aka Chap Poach Palin

Thanks Martha for your post!

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

sauer kraut (07:34:12) :

Jamie – isn’t Todd a high school dropout? If so, that means he really… really, really… is that stupid.
—————————————————–

Todd is stupid and uneducated and Sarah is stupid and has a degree.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

RF11.. what a nice charming story..🙂

24 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

megacephalus (07:31:32) :

This is very funny [if not so sadly true!].
Open the picture, turn up the volume then click on different parts of the photo. It is updated weekly

,http://www.palinaspresident.us/
———
They update it daily! My second tab after opening Mudflats!
————-
sauer kraut, those purchases are illegal – CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) have filed an FEC complaint.

———–

I think the new glasses are supposed to fool people into thinking she’s smart – the other’s were too trendy—besides, now EVERYBODY’S got a pair. Can’t have that.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

I agree about Tucker (I’ll say ANYTHING) Bounds is worthless and nothing but a paid fool for McCoward.

He thinks the McCowards can win, and there’s pretty much not a chance..

I still firmly believe the polls are wrong. They’ll be even more Obama slanted than stated. I am convinced LOADS of people in deep red states will ignore momma and daddy repug, their budweiser repug pals and the local NRA chapter and will vote Obama then scream YEA MCCAIN!! WE’RE GONNA WIN!

So, how many thousands of votes will be polled McGrumpy but actually vote for Obama. The GOP will be screaming it’s RIGGED.. hahahaha

24 10 2008
mvngfwd

@Jamie- Miami Beach by way of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and NYC.😉

@rf11- Check to make sure the polling place is still open…they can close at 3pm if they want to. Of course it was the Fl Repubs that created this mess with the early voting restrictions. They cut the hours, days and polling places to “save money”. I’m going to look up who came up with that bright idea and give them a piece of my mind. I also called Lincoln Diaz-whatever and told him we will not be voting for him since he seems to be okay with the Robocalls.

Now we just need to get the Middle I-4 folks to see the light and we can truly take Florida blue! That would be quite a message to Tallahassee.😉

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

judi hussein that one Obama (07:49:51) :

Todd is stupid and uneducated and Sarah is stupid and has a degree.

___________

She barely has a degree – and did you see her SAT scores and high school grades. Someone posted them on internet. And 5 schools in 6 years! Yes, call me an elitist!

And Tucker Bounds is disgusting and really really stupid. But, you know, you don’t have to be smart to represent the Repugs, just a good liar and good and talking alot and not saying anything. But he’s not even really good at that.

I finally read her interview with People Magazine and how ridiculous! Like she told Couric that she reads all the newspapers, she says that she is intellectual and reads all the books ever written but only if it is instructive! And you have to be really smart and really up to date on current events AND history and know everything about everything if you want to be governor and make good policy decisions and shore up the economy and blah blah blah… how nauseating!

24 10 2008
Jim, aka Pitt Bull Hockey Puck

Barack’s coming to Nevada on Saturday, too. I SO wanted to go, but it’s at least an hour on the road plus however long it will take to get in and out. I thought my time would be better invested going door-to-door.

24 10 2008
24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I conducting a poll on stupidity and the repugs are winning that one.

24 10 2008
Susan, WA

I’ve heard that too, that Todd is a high-school dropout. And also Track…altho
I think you have to have at least a GED to join the Army? And the pg daughter
is also a dropout? And her boyfriend/husband-to-be is a dropout!
Is this all typical in Alaska because good jobs are available no matter the
level of education? (My dad had very little formal ed. but read everything
he could get his hands on and taught his kids to be critical thinkers.)

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

judi hussein that one Obama (05:21:34) :

Hello Marty. You are not alone.
Check out this new Telnaes cartoon:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/opinions/cartoonsandvideos/telnaes/telnaes_main.html?nid=roll_telnaes
++++++++++++++++++++++++

Big Grin.

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

OK this article “Sarah Palin Welfare Queen of Alaska” pisses me off to nooooo end!!
http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/node/6758/print
Now who can we write to, to complain about this??? Her and first dud getting freebie after freebie!!!
And these McIdiots have the NERVE to chastise BO for visiting his very sick Grandma???
There must be someone to write to in Alaska, IRS SOMEONE! She needs to be investigated for it all! TRAVELGATE, HOUSEGATE, EVERYTHING!!!😦

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho
24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@mvngfwd (07:56:07) :

Now we just need to get the Middle I-4 folks to see the light and we can truly take Florida blue! That would be quite a message to Tallahassee.

_______ I’m from the Space Coast which, according to my childhood friend who still lives there, seems to be leaning McCreepy, but I have started sending people I know newspaper articles, links to videos, whatever I can from far away Europe. My mom is the toughest nut to crack! Another friend went to see (or as she said “hearing/not seeing” Obama in Orlando and is going to see Jill B in Cocoa Beach today. Even her 14-year-old daughter was impressed with the Orlando rally and said it was “cool”.

24 10 2008
Bobg

I loved that Politico piece on the “GOP Circular Firing Squad.” A vision of that popped in my head and stuck there.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

michelle o is on msnbc.. what a totally charming woman.

she’s funny and sweet and cute.. ! gotta love her..

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

We want our kids to do well in school so they learn, grow in mind and spirit, and have the best options in life. When and how did being a minimally educated ordinary Joe become a standard for the Presidency?

My bright girls are OFFENDED by Palin.

My oldest is a senior applying to colleges and coming to terms with budgetary limits for tuition. She daily bemoans how Bush wasted his excellent educational opportunities.

24 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Jamie, Floridian in France (07:58:57)

“and did you see her SAT scores and high school grades. Someone posted them on internet.”

I’m pretty sure that posting is a fake. I read about it at scopes, but didn’t save the link. I don’t think she is real bright, but the posted SAT scores would not get you anywhere.

Todd, I think, is the smarter one. He is not stupid, just uneducated.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

GEORGIA IS PINK????? that’s amazing!This could be a huge victory!

24 10 2008
Dee

Just read about the highest paid staffer on the old fart’s staff… a makeup artist paid almost $23,000 for the first 2 weeks of October.I’ll say one thing about Ms. Moosestew…she has great teeth!! Wonder how much somebody got paid to install those.

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

I am watching CNN too and thought the same thing. She has so much more class than Cindy and Palin. Now that is something money can’t buy.

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Yes we can Georgia, we can turn blue!!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Dee, my question is why they didn’t pay for mccowards teeth.. he REALLY has a need for teeth and a new Joker-less look smile.

24 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

I just submitted my letter as Letter to the Editor for the Fairbanks News Miner. I have no idea if they will post, but if they do – it’s likely to encourage some lively discussion (and hateful comments – how boring these get!). I posted my last letter to the governor on the Wasilla Frontiersman, sure that they wouldn’t print, but they did! Lots of folks across the country have gone to the Frontiersman for Wasilla and Palin information, so I hope that my letter was read hundreds and hundreds of times. Of course, the trolls got into the comments but since that’s SP’s home town, was that surprising? No! I revel that many non Alaskans read the letter since 10-14 & found an Alaskan who strongly opposes the governor and said so dammit. Now, back to Fairbanks. Fairbanks these days is probably why AK is really red. It used to be Anchorage, but these days actual liberals and thinkers have moved into the cities and onto the Kenai Peninsula so that area is probably now purple. But good ‘ol Fairbanks – aside from the university students we probably still have a screaming red city there. SP has made a lot of inroads there, as backup. They aren’t close enough to Wasilla to really “nail her personality & religion” formed from that armpit of a town. There, I said it! I can’t stand Wasilla and it’s the ugliest place in Alaska I’ve ever been to. Bordered by charming Big Lake on one side, the quaint city of Palmer on the other (where my mother was raised on a homestead),Wasilla is like the stinky hair under your armpit after swimming through the sewer and then running for 30 miles. SP was getting it all ready for the capitol move she has planned – hence the HUGE hockey rink and HUGE stores which can’t be supported by the local population.

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate (08:13:28) :

Dee, my question is why they didn’t pay for mccowards teeth.. he REALLY has a need for teeth and a new Joker-less look smile.
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I agree Marty–one less outfit and McCranky could have his teeth whitened!

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Marty, Michelle appeals to our hearts.

I have a hope that Michelle’s beauty of spirit, illuminating her from inside, will model real beauty for young impressionable girls. And lead them to be more tolerant of faces and bodies that do not conform to traditional beauty.

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Michelle is beautiful physically and beyond. The beyond is the biggie.

24 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Big thanks to the mudflatter that posted the link to http://channelsurfing.net/.
No cable here, but I can watch live CNN and MSNBC as I lurk at The Mudflats.

24 10 2008
Dee

Marty, McOld’s teeth are beyond saving. and that smile, if that’s what you want to call it,is just creepy. No way for it to be fixed.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Don’t discount Jill Biden. She has the charm and class to equal Michelle. The two of them will be truly world class first and second ladies and a chance to help redeem the mess the morons have created.

I remember when she spoke at the DEM convention and she talked about being worried that she was replacing Joey B’s first wife who died in a terrible car accident. She sat with his kids and tried explaining things and they called her Mom, and they all cried together. Even makes me teary..

I think about my kids and what it would do to me if i lost one of them.

This ticket of Obama and Biden just oooze class and i think it’ll be such a change from the past 8 years of Bush who was never a uniter and a complete divider.

And Cindy and bobo are in tv.. she’s got a softer new hairdo.. not that pulled back til it hurts look.. And she would never have the class to wipe Michelles sensible shoes..

24 10 2008
Mother Who Thinks

Again, on Supermom SP and her disability “policy” speech- which deserves a thread of it’s own also too-

She failed to mention that under McCain’s health care proposal, insurance companies will be able to deny coverage to people with disabilities, due to “preexisting conditions.”

ALSO, from http://specialneeds08.blogspot.com/

Alaskan Mom Says Gov. Palin Is No Friend to Special-Needs Families
I just found this comment to a post I had seen earlier, from Katy. I hope she won’t mind me cross-posting it, since she wants to share this information with families who care about disabilities:

“As an Alaskan mother of a 17-year-old young man who experiences autism and hydrocephalus, and the former Director of the Alaska Parent Training and Information Center (OSEP – AK PTI), I am pleading with America to really examine Sarah’s record in Alaska. The only ‘special school’ that received significant increases to its budget this year is the Alaska Youth Challenge Academy, which is a military youth academy for youth with behavioral challenges.

“There have been no significant increases to early intervention services (children have to wait for months to get therapy, clearly violating IDEA), programs for children experiencing FASD have been cut, and parents in rural Alaska wait months to see therapists in the schools. Intensive needs funding has increased thanks to the brave parents who have pushed by filing complaints, NOT thanks to Sarah. To date, she has NOT been a friend or advocate for families raising exceptional children in Alaska. In fact, today Alaska is years behind in methodology and access to services compared to most states.”

24 10 2008
Regi

Love Jill Biden !

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Thank you, THANK YOU! Muddpuppy that put up this link:
http://citizensforethics.org/node/34812
I have written them that Bible spice and Dud should be investigated from Wasilla on!
IRS, ethics, anyone and everyone….Bring it on!😉
Also that website…I had no idea all the Whitehouse investigations going on…Lost email, etc.
Awesome site.
Martha…there’s a site to write a letter too!
I just gave links to stories, about Housegate, and Welfare Queen of Wasilla.
Ahhhhh! I feel better now!😀

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

hmm.. maybe it was Beau Biden who relayed that story.. Fact Checkers?🙂

24 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein)

Thanks Megacephalus! I will check it out!

And Nisperos, I’ll let you know if I decide to get all mavericky and drive to FoCo this Sunday. I’d love to meet you, but, I’ll just be honest here, the big draw is Senator Obama!!

And now, I’ve got stop trying to keep up while I’m at work!

Have a great day everybody!

24 10 2008
Dee

Oh, and just an aside here….my nominee for Worst Person in the World goes to Brad Blakeman for his condescending remark about “that one should be humping his bags on a commercial flight to go see ‘grandma’. ” An absolutely souless creature.

24 10 2008
Augie

The Dem majority in Congress is widening!

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14885.html

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

mcCoward is on msnbc..looking creepier and paler than usual

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (08:14:02) :

. . . that armpit of a town. There, I said it! I can’t stand Wasilla and it’s the ugliest place in Alaska I’ve ever been to. Bordered by charming Big Lake on one side, the quaint city of Palmer on the other (where my mother was raised on a homestead),Wasilla is like the stinky hair under your armpit after swimming through the sewer and then running for 30 miles. SP was getting it all ready for the capitol move she has planned – hence the HUGE hockey rink and HUGE stores which can’t be supported by the local population.
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Gutsy Alaskan, why don’t you tell us how you really feel?

Nah, you are repeating what others are saying more and more. There is an excellent video interview with 2 young Alaskan women and one uses the armpit analogy for Wasilla.

Seriously though, was Sarah trying to urbanize Wasilla in a “build it and they will come” mentality? Maybe, just maybe, Saint Sarah was getting ready for the influx from the Lower 48 during the hard times of testing to come. Futile–but fun—to speculate about Palin’s motives unless you are privy to SP’s own explanations?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Dee, i only wish more talking heads would assault obama for going to see his grandmother.. And the bullcrap about flying airline.. where exactly would they put all the SS people who are required to go with him..?

that’s just assinine..

And mccoward is talking about his best friend obama.. since he doesn’t talk about himself.. EVER..

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

I know it’s gross.. but look at mccoward on msnbc.. he’s aging before our eyes..

he didn’t do makeup today.. he looks absolutely like bordering on death..

more talk about joe the fake unlicenced plumber.. pathetic.

24 10 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Looks like Lower 48 media is (sigh) finally reporting on SP’s “record”
Nice write up in LA Times, altho we’ve known most of it for several weeks

“”Palin appointed friends and donors to key posts in Alaska, records show
100-plus jobs went to campaign donors or their relatives, sometimes without apparent regard to qualifications.

Several donors got state-subsidized loans for business ventures of dubious public value. “”

read more @ http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-palinrecords24-2008oct24,0,6683728.story

24 10 2008
antiAnti

Did McCain stop using campaign plane(s) when he “suspended” his campaign?

24 10 2008
plwalsh

I’m really wondering what is going to happen to the Republican Party after this year. It seems to be coming unglued around all the contradictions in its coalition. I’m amazed at how many Republicans are dumping on Palin and endorsing Obama.

Will the GOP become a little rump minority party of cranky wingnuts for a few decades? Or will the Repub defectors return and clean things up? Or will we end up with three or more major parties by 2012?

24 10 2008
Dee

I am really working hard with the campaign here in my part of PA to insure that after Nov. 4, we NEVER have to look at the talibunny or Senator Cranky EVER again!!!

24 10 2008
Augie

Heard something on the radio the other day (can’t remember where)as they were talking about how bad McCain looked.
They called him a “Cadaverick”!

24 10 2008
Dee

Anti…wonder whose helicopter he used when he went on the Letterman Show?? Oh, wait, he probably owns one of those, just like Joe the plumber does.

24 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate (08:30:10) :

he didn’t do makeup today.. he looks absolutely like bordering on death..

Marty, funny that you mentioned it. Every time I see him (without the 1-1/2 hour prior makeup session) I see an eerie skeletal look of void.

24 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

It is the vacant look in those eyes of his that bothers me the most.

24 10 2008
Dee

For more on SP and Wasilla, go to wasillaproject.com. Very interesting!

24 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Great letter, Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (07:21:54) :

Oooooooh, caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (08:23:23) : smart move.

I never thought Ga would go blue in my lifetime, but I really think we’ve got a good chance.

Saxby Chambliss is in trouble here. Article in the Boston Globe today.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/10/24/even_in_deep_red_states_gop_feels_the_heat/

24 10 2008
24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

enjay I just read your link and was wondering if any American companies had bid on the pipeline project? Anyone know?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

blue.. the pipeline project that Barbie brags about has been in the works since the 70s and is at least 10 years from even starting construction.

She’s had as much to do with the pipeline project as at least 4-5 previous govenors.. she’s just plain lying about her involvement.

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Hey! According to cnn.com tracking the election by numbers, 2 days ago Obama was up 49-42% in Florida!

24 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

I have always thought that Georgia could go blue again (I am a misplaced Georgian stuck in Missouri). I have always thought that it was a mistake for the democrats to just concede the South, especially Georgia, to the republicans. Barack Obama should not have pulled out of Georgia after Palin was announced. I think that he could have definitely made a real play for Georgia if he had stayed in the state. I understand that you have to assess where your resources should go, but you should not ignore the South. Despite the stereotypes, there are many people that are progressive thinkers, whether educated or not, that really do care for others and would support a Democrat. There are also many transplants in Georgia that could completely help swing the state to blue. It may still happen, but I think it would have been more probable if the campaign had decided to stay in the state.

24 10 2008
plwalsh

Big Head:

Looks like the last scene of the Scottish play— my favorite political nemesis moment.

24 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Hey Marty and Mudflatters, am trying to get some work done, but can’t … keep checking here and CNN et al….. I saw a blurb … palin’s acceptance of 150K of clothing is ILLEGAL … they are actually reporting it using the word illegal!! one of you guys track this down for all the puppies please, I don’t have the time right now, but need to know more as do we all…..

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Awesome links from Muddpuppie’s here, thanks for LAtimes link🙂
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-palinrecords24-2008oct24,0,933833,full.story
I am saving these links, so when Bible spice returns to Alaska, and Gets INVESTIGATED, I want to make sure NO STONE is left UNTURNED!!!😀

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Blue Idaho (08:42:50) :
enjay I just read your link and was wondering if any American companies had bid on the pipeline project? Anyone know?

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an Alaskan can help you better than I can, but from everything I’ve read, Alaskan companies tried, but she basically handed the job to TransCanada as predecided. Something like that.

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

It’s interesting to look at the women in this presidential election.

Cindy McCain. Had an affair with a married man. Her daddy was an ex-con mobster who obtained the beer distributorship from his mob pals. Can you say “nefarious associations.” Yes, Sarah, it is important to know who the candidates “associate” with. Level of education? Not much.

Sarah Palin. 6 schools in 6 years for a degree which she does not appear to have earned. Found to be unethical. Hires her buddies for public positions. Espouses, but does not teach her daughter, abstinence. Loves shotguns. Weddings, too.

Jill Biden. Phd. Educator.

Michelle Obama. Ivy League grad. Twice. JD from Harvard. Business woman.

So, there’s a choice. Dumb and dumber. Or the Twin Towers of Knowledge.

Speaking of choices… given the 3, below, which would you choose?

1) a date with Sarah Palin in her best new duds.

2) a date with Tina Fey acting as Sarah Palin in her best new duds.

3) a nap.

Chime in, mudflatters !

24 10 2008
Bobg

I’ve been thinking about the subject of this Mudflats post. With juror #9 causing strife and chaos in the deliberation room so bad that all of the other jurors want her removed and juror #4 getting lost for a time and not being in control of the court for a period of time wouldn’t there be grounds for an appeal? I’m not a lawyer so I have no idea what the answer to my concerns are.

24 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

What exactly is your point?

“Gutsy Alaskan, why don’t you tell us how you really feel?
Nah, you are repeating what others are saying more and more. There is an excellent video interview with 2 young Alaskan women and one uses the armpit analogy for Wasilla.”

That’s a petty statement and I don’t follow your logic. I have had my eye on SP since she was elected governor – long before many others had seen the intent beneath the fakey smile. So what is your point again?

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

Blue Idaho – I believe some American companies did, indeed, bid on that pipeline project for the design phase. It is not yet in construction phase, even tho Palin has committed Alaska to the amount of $500 million.

Pipeline to nowhere, perhaps? Perhaps this is where the BTN monies went to.

24 10 2008
not your pal Palin

I know this is off topic, but I wanted to alert readers to a breaking story from John Dinges, who appears to have a great deal of credibility as an investigative reporter: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-dinges

He has reported that McCain met with Chilean Dictator Pinochet at a time when democratic resistance in Chile was trying to get cooperation from the West to support their efforts. Ted Kennedy and Richard Luger made a public show of support for the democratic resistance. In the meantime, the McCain couple was staying at the ranch of a rich supporter of Pinochet and then McCain met with him. There is not much record of what they discussed except that Pinochet was obsessed with battling communism. No record that McCain spoke up for democracy.

The McCain campaign has no comment at present, but the reporter is relying on state department documents primarily.

The Iraq War and this election should teach us that news reporting is an invaluable public service. The MSM didn’t do it’s job in the run up to the Iraq Invasion, and it’s not doing its job now. As much as I appreciate bloggers like AKMuckraker, we also need an infrastructure that supports sustained investigative reporting. It costs money, and we need to maintain the firewall between money and reporting. News divisions cannot be strapped by the burden of making a profit, or else they become prostitutes.

In the next administration, we need a revision of FCC standards. The airwaves and wires belong to the public, and the public must demand that anyone using them devote a portion of their profits to supporting an independent and healthy news division, as a matter of public service. At the same time, why not restore some public funding for public radio and television so that they can remain free of corporate control.

True journalism, supported with public infrastructure, is necessary to democracy.

24 10 2008
Laurie

@jamie…many of us Canadians are confused about the pipeline too. There will be huge wrangling with Canadian Native groups about this…it will be a slow process and may not even happen. I dont know what Palin was thinking.

24 10 2008
Charles

Hmm. Did someone get that jury?

24 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Tired Mom (VA) (08:48:53)

I think this is the the portion of the US code that is being violated:

2 USC 439b(2)(B)

(b) Prohibited use
(1) In general
A contribution or donation described in subsection (a) of this section shall not be converted by any person to personal use.
(2) Conversion
For the purposes of paragraph (1), a contribution or donation shall be considered to be converted to personal use if the contribution or amount is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense of a person that would exist irrespective of the candidate’s election campaign or individual’s duties as a holder of Federal office, including–
(A) a home mortgage, rent, or utility payment;
(B) a clothing purchase;
(C) a noncampaign-related automobile expense;
(D) a country club membership;
(E) a vacation or other noncampaign-related trip;
(F) a household food item;
(G) a tuition payment;
(H) admission to a sporting event, concert, theater, or other form of entertainment not associated with an election campaign; and
(I) dues, fees, and other payments to a health club or recreational facility.

Seems pretty straightforward to me – you can’t use campaign funds for clothing.

24 10 2008
plwalsh

TIRED MOM:

They’ve been saying for some days now that Palin’s clothing purchases were illegal. The campaign finance laws prohibit using campaign funds for “personal” use and specifically mentions “clothing” as a personal use. To be legal, I think you would have to somehow claim the Palin wardrobe items were really “campaign costumes” of some kind that she only could wear for campaign appearances.

I remember years ago Liberace talking about how he ran into trouble with the IRS for deducting the costumes he used in his stage performances. The IRS said they were just clothes so he started to wear them in the street and documented the reactions.

The wardrobe malfunction shows just how really badly run the McCain campaign is. There were plenty of ways the campaign could have provided Palin with clothing for campaign appearances and not had them listed as a campaign expense. My guess is that Palin just liked the idea of going on shopping sprees on someone else’s credit card.

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

Dee – what part of pennsyltucky are you in? Oh, and props on raising the helicopter. Forgot about that. And… talibunny??? hahahaaaaaa LOL

24 10 2008
ira2

Can you imagine putting all the info about Palin in an online book, with references, document copies, interviews, photos, videos, receipt copies, lawyer statements or whatever other backup there is for each infraction or lie or fraud or religious or political extremism, nicely moving along the time table, all in one single publication? I think it’d be a stunner to see in one place how much this woman has “accomplished” for herself and her family in a short 44 years of life. I don’t know anything about politics per se, but it seems to me that the average crooked politician takes a lot longer to reach her level of stink.

24 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Sauer,
Tina is pretty cute, but my vote is for a nap.

24 10 2008
JB in Tennessee

The reason the Palins carry little Trig like a “sack of potatoes” is that Downs babies have very poor muscle tone, quite floppy, or so my daughter tells me. My little granddaughter is a special needs child, not Downs but intractable epilepsy, and I have seen tiny Downs infants at her therapy center getting the therapy they must have to get off to the best possible start in life. I hope Trig is getting some of that somewhere–life on the campaign trail doesn’t seem like the best place for a regular course of therapy.
And I just cringe when they sort of toss him from hand to hand in their public appearances.

Dealing with any special needs child is expensive and terrifically demanding emotionally, and it usually requires rearranging all other aspects of the family’s life. Not really possible to “treat him like any other child,” even though sincere love is not at issue. Certainly we need better public policy, but I have no faith that Palin and McCain understand the details of a Special Needs policy any more than they understand other social issues. (You should hear my daughter on THAT! ) Just a “speechwriters” understanding.

By the way, glad to know there’s another “Speck Backfire” out there! I have chosen not to be known by it, however. . .

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Bible Spice dissmisses wardrobe extravagance!
“Palin said she never accepted the expensive clothes and insisted of her being a frugal spender. “It’s kind of painful to be criticised for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported,” said Palin, saying the clothes are not worth USD 150,000 and were bought for the Republican National Convention.

“That is not who we are. That whole thing is just, bad! Oh, if people only knew how frugal we are,” she was quoted as saying by Chicago Tribune in an interview posted online last evening.
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/uspolls2008/Election_Story.aspx?ID=NEWEN20080069987&type=topstory

OMG! Must of been a “Gotcha” moment!!!😀 Lying lips sink ships!! And pigs in lipstick do fly!!!😀

24 10 2008
Mired...in the Pine Barrens a/k/a Sap Needles Understory

Siege (GA) (06:39:47) :

I was also surprised to hear Obama credit Palin for all of her work in the area of special needs children and wondered what in the world he was referring to. Have I missed something? (I try not to miss much.) I’m not aware any previous public policy commitment, agenda, legislation, political action, leadership or even membership or association in any organization which reflect that Palin has been involved in any significant way in the needs of special children. It would actually be reassuring to find out that she, in fact, does deserve such laudatory credit, especially since education doesn’t appear to be one of her priorities.

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

not your pal – I was just reading that on the Suzieqq blog.

Guess mccain and palin will have to revise their schtick about “associations” and “without conditions” screeds, eh?

McCain met with Dictator Pinochet but not with Chile’s democratic forces. The putz.

24 10 2008
disenchanted tore

caligrl- yeah it’s easy to be frugal with your own money when you’re mooching off of everyone else’s, don’tcha know?

24 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Another one – UPI is reporting that spending increased under SP. But, dang, they didn’t mention the office do-over or the tanning bed!

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/10/24/Records_Spending_increased_under_Palin/UPI-44001224866431/

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Jamie and mvngfwd, I’ve got family in Orlando and Tampa working hard to help Obama to take the I-4 corridor!

I’m in South Florida, so we’re blue all the way here. I see that the Repugs are trying to sneak into Florida’s Panhandle to scare the right wing in that area. I can’t even imagine the horrendous things that are being said about Obama in their ‘whisper campaign’ in the Panhandle. I’ve received emails claiming that Obama is the anti-christ, including scripture to prove it.

Okay. Don’t you guys despise Repubs who won’t support or oppose funding for a particular issue, then when that issue hits them in their personal lives, suddenly they become advocates? They don’t seem to care until it affects them. Palin and special needs children is the latest example of this.

She did an interview with the Chicago Tribune to talk about WardrobeGate, and just coincidentally, Todd came along, holding and feeding Trig for the photo op.

The way Palin hides behind her children is unconscienable. She knew she was going to booed at the Flyers hockey game, so she put Piper in a jersey, thinking the crowd wouldn’t boo. Now that she’s being skewered about her $150,000 wardrobe, she takes Trig with her. Pathetic.

24 10 2008
mvngfwd

Okay, I am calling on all Floridians, people with friends/family in Florida etc. I just got off the phone with Gov. Charlie Crist’s office to voice my opinion that he should get his butt back in the office and fix this “State of Emergency” that has become of the Early Voting in Florida. I said this was absurd that people are in lines for hours and not able to exercise their “right to vote” because some Republican idiots decided it was better to reduce hours etc. They are taking calls and will forward them to the Gov. so let’s really let them know what we think:

Citizen Services Hotline: (850) 488-4441
Executive Office of the Governor Switchboard: (850) 488-7146
[Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time]

I called both lines and spoke on one and left a message on the other. My main point was to have Gov. Crist call a “state of emergency” and extend the hours of polling places immediately. I think he has the power to do that if enough people call and complain. Anyone care to join my crusade?

24 10 2008
Augie

It appears to me that the Palins have been benefiting from other people’s money (OPM) for a very, very long time now.

24 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Pro American Goodwill Clothes Shopper Palin

@ sauer kraut

I’d take a date with Tina Fey, any time (don’t even care that she’s dressed like Bible Spice)

24 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Thanks guys … i had seen that before, but the spinners seemed to have this under control for her … now it seems that the spin can’t/won’t work. This woman has more gall than anyone I’ve ever heard of! Must go to bank and post office, hope I don’t miss too much here🙂

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Oh, and I would be pretty sure she is charging Alaska, all her campaign expenses, flying the kids and dud all over, per diems on the road expenses etc. Anyone know how we can find out? Afterall, the Lt. Gov. is supposed to be handling Alaska while she’s out campaigning, so it would be illegal for her to ask for Alaska to fund her, but hey she’s gotten away with it before…so???
And well, we know Someone has to be there to nurse Trig! (and if you look at her campaign pics, it certainly is not her!)
Poor Trig and Bristol and Willow should of been left home. Shouldn’t Trig be recieving therapy already??
Mother of the Year😦

24 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Martha

VERY good point about the capitol move, I’ve heard from friends in Juneau that little by little state jobs are being moved to Anchorage and I’m sure Caribou Barbie intends to move them again once Wasilla is built up for housing state government . . .

24 10 2008
Michele

So we know Stevens is corrupt and we know he has a lot of powerful friends. I guess if I were the prosecutor I’d be looking at juror # and juror #9’s bank accounts to see if there have been any recent large deposits. This is just too weird.

24 10 2008
shell from Ohio

Goalie — There is nothing to eat in this house and between the Mudflat’s, MSNBC and CNN addiction, I’m not sleeping, eating or showering a lot these days….only 11 more to go and then what will we do?
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bec – I’m right there with you Goalie on these. Add to it no exercise because of being glued to my laptop all night – I think I can blame a 5 pound weight game on the election, too!

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LOL I’m in the same boat. My husbands thinks I’m a nut. I’ll switch the tv back and forth between CNN and MSNBC while reading mudflats blog on my phone. It’s crazy……I’ll most likely go thru withdrawal when all this campaigning is over with….but I’m sure the lovely gov. will keep thing interesting on the political front for some time after the polls close. Sad to think I’ll get joy out of seeing her taken down a peg or two.

24 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Check out this comment from a FOX VP on the “mutilation story”…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-mitchell/fox-news-vp-if-mccain-wor_b_137522.html

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

On the pipeline. Has the Canadian company been awarded to contract to design or to actually build or both. I also have read that the US has not obtained the land needed to build.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

NEWS FLASH: I’ve finally found something about which I agree with Palin. In discussing WardrobeGate, she said: “That whole thing is just, bad!”

But, what is this? Palin said “the clothes are not worth USD 150,000.” Huh? So, does this make it a nonissue, Sarah?

Former PA Gov. Tom Ridge has now said that if McCain had chosen him, the race would be different. Another Repug has the decency to speak the truth!

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_595030.html

24 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

You are seeing a party come unglued. In the future you will hear about Obama Republicans in the same way you once heard about Regan Democrats. However, they are not quite the same demographic.

This election cycle has awakened a public who have been asleep for decades. Economic shocks do that. People sit up and start paying attention to other things as well. It is harder to distract with trivia although the Republicans have certainly tried.

24 10 2008
bPoint

And the beatin’ goes on!

Reagan Appointee and (Recent) McCain Adviser Charles Fried Supports Obama
Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.

This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves. In that letter, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision “is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis.”

Fried is exceptionally thoughtful and principled; his vote for Obama is especially noteworthy.

24 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

@ caligirl
One of the Seattle Post Intelligencer photos of SP before and after her make-over showed her carrying a diaper bag. The unshielded nipple from a baby bottle was visible. Seems poor Trig is getting more than just breast milk, and as someone posted earlier he needs all the antibodies he can get.

24 10 2008
bPoint

And the beatin’ goes on and on, because of SP!!

Reagan Appointee and (Recent) McCain Adviser Charles Fried Supports Obama
Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.

This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves. In that letter, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision “is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis.”

Fried is exceptionally thoughtful and principled; his vote for Obama is especially noteworthy.

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

Shell, My husband thinks I’m nuts too. I have turned into a compulsive poll watcher.

24 10 2008
bPoint

And the beatin’ goes on! Because of Sarah of course!

Reagan Appointee and (Recent) McCain Adviser Charles Fried Supports Obama
Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.

This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves. In that letter, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision “is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis.”

Fried is exceptionally thoughtful and principled; his vote for Obama is especially noteworthy.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

@Blue Idaho (09:24:42) :

Shell, My husband thinks I’m nuts too. I have turned into a compulsive poll watcher.

_____________________________________________________________________

Fortunately, my husband and I are perfectly matched. We’re both compulsive poll watchers.

24 10 2008
bPoint

Reagan Appointee and (Recent) McCain Adviser Charles Fried Supports Obama
Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.

This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves. In that letter, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision “is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis.”

Fried is exceptionally thoughtful and principled; his vote for Obama is especially noteworthy.

24 10 2008
24 10 2008
Ben in SF

I’m hoping to see at least one of Sarah Palin’s red jackets donated to the Smithsonian, next to Fred Roger’s sweater and Dorothy’s ruby red shoes.

Or maybe a red shoe showdown between SP’s and Dorothy’s. What happens if Sarah clicks her heels together?

24 10 2008
kidsquid

Reagan Appointee and (VeryRecent) McCain Adviser Charles Fried Supports Obama
Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.

This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves. In that letter, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision “is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis.”

Fried is exceptionally thoughtful and principled; his vote for Obama is especially noteworthy.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

You HAVE to check out the front page of the Huffington Post!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

24 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

the National Republican Senatorial Committee is pulling out of a Colorado, an acknowledgment that Rep. Mark Udall (D) is almost certain to win.

24 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

More Light Than Heat (09:24:24) :

@ caligirl
One of the Seattle Post Intelligencer photos of SP before and after her make-over showed her carrying a diaper bag. The unshielded nipple from a baby bottle was visible. Seems poor Trig is getting more than just breast milk, and as someone posted earlier he needs all the antibodies he can get.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Just saw a photo slide show on Yahoo, and its so sad! Those kids especially Trig should not be dragged around like that. And first dud, creepily always in the background keeping a “eye” on Bible spice….he should be home taking care of the kids! And where’s Bristol been? Willow looks alot like her now. And poor Trig, every time I see him I want to cry, NO WAY that poor kid should be dragged around.
She should be turned into CPS!

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

rf11 I need help. I’ve even been looking at polls from 2000 and 2004 looking for patterns. In 2004 11 days before the elections Bush was only ahead by an average of two points.

24 10 2008
kidsquid

A Pittsburgh police commander says a volunteer for the McCain campaign who reported being robbed and attacked near a bank ATM in Bloomfield has confessed to making up the story. Police say charges will be filed. More details to follow.

24 10 2008
shell from Ohio

Glad to know I’m not alone in my little addiction. 🙂

ok, that mutilation story is just too bizarre. What robber is going to stop and take the time to carve initials in a persons face. BS, I say. Wouldn’t a robber just take the money and high tail it? She keeps changing her story…..did she graduate from the McCain-Palin School of Deceit?

24 10 2008
megacephalus

Palin: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Abortion Clinic Bombers Are Terrorists

The buffoonish nature of Sarah Palin’s vice presidential candidacy has mostly been a disaster for the McCain-Palin campaign, but it is has delivered at least one benefit: her foibles have helped obscure the true nature of her right-wing extremism.

But now, Sarah Palin’s self-destructive behavior is threatening to expose even that. In an interview broadcast yesterday on NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams asked Palin whether she felt abortion clinic bombers were terrorists.

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hu1NeI4M1k

Amazingly, she said that she didn’t know. MSNBC reports (emphasis added):

Palin resisted the suggestion that if Ayers was a “domestic terrorist” — a standard line in her campaign addresses — then so were conservative religious activists who bombed abortion clinics.

“I don’t know if you’re going to use the word ‘terrorist’ there,” she said.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Euuuuuuuuu the creepiest mccoward talking head on msnbc..

douggy.. go away..

24 10 2008
ds55

Anyone else notice on the log-in page for WordPress.com 4 out of 12 headline articles are Obama smear-related topics?

“Obama born in Kenya? (New Information) Update x2”

“The Devil is in the details: Another Obama connection you ought to know about”

“Obama supporter attacks and mutilates McCain volunteer in Pittsburgh”

“Andy Martin Hawaii, Supreme Court Petition, Obama Birth Certificate, Writ of Mandumus, Obama in Hawaii”

24 10 2008
shell from Ohio

Glad to know I’m not alone in my little addiction. 🙂

ok, that mutilation story is just too bizarre. What robber is going to stop and take the time to carve initials in a persons face. BS, I say. Wouldn’t a robber just take the money and high tail it? She keeps changing her story…..did she graduate from the McCain-Palin School of Deceit?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Eeewwww the creepiest mccoward talking head on msnbc..

douggy.. go away..

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

the creepiest mccoward talking head on msnbc..

douggy.. go away..

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Douggy is the most creepy talking head.

go away..

24 10 2008
plwalsh

OMG, I have never seen or heard of a U.S. presidential campaign in such a state of meltdown.

I don’t think it is just a question of a country waking up. A large part of the coalition that put Nixon and Reagan in office has just passed away in the last thirty years. It’s a sad fact of life, but once you pass the big seven-oh, the mortality rate just speeds right up. It’s shocking to see how the surviving conservative figures of the 1970s and 80s have aged, including McCain himself. Take a look at Pat Buchanan on a split screen with Rachel Maddow.

This disaster of a campaign must be taking a huge toll on someone with McCain’s personality. I just hope he has some good doctors traveling with him.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

poofin posts.. hmmpg

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

poofin posts?

24 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

Breaking news:
A Pittsburgh police commander says a volunteer for the McCain campaign who reported being robbed and attacked near a bank ATM in Bloomfield has confessed to making up the story. Police say charges will be filed.

=====

This young (white) woman told police she was mugged, sexually assaulted, beaten, and cut with a knife making a “B” in her cheek by a 6’4″ (black) man, BECAUSE she was a McCain supporter and he was an angry Obama supporter. She posted the picture of herself post-attack, sent it to Drudge, put it on her blog page, and has incited quite a few hateful messages and feelings.

May she find a way to become well and happy.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Lets all cheer and be glad Douggy the talking head will be gone soon.. and get a shave ya moron..

24 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

kidsquid (09:33:18) :

A Pittsburgh police commander says a volunteer for the McCain campaign who reported being robbed and attacked near a bank ATM in Bloomfield has confessed to making up the story. Police say charges will be filed. More details to follow.

Can you provide a link?

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Blue Idaho, I haven’t looked at those polls in a while. I can tell you that Bush did not win Fl in 2000, however. There is absolutely no question about that. So, it doesn’t surprise me that it was basically tied at this point in 2000. It does surprise me that it was only 2 points in 2004.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Yeayyyy.. Doug the Talking Head will soon be gone!! yippee

24 10 2008
WV Democrat

Breaking News

It is now being reported on KDKA out of Pittsburgh that the volunteer for the McCain campaign who reported being robbed and attacked near a bank ATM in Bloomfield has confessed to making up the story. Police say charges will be filed.

http://kdka.com/

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

help.. im in spamland!

24 10 2008
kidsquid

http://kdka.com/ has confessed to making up the story

24 10 2008
WV Democrat

More on the confession of Ashley Todd.

http://kdka.com/local/attack.McCain.Bloomfield.2.847628.html

24 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

Ben in SF (09:28:39)

I believe Gov Charlie Crist has called dibs on the red leather jacket.

24 10 2008
ds55

I believe the reason Sarah Palin seemed so human while talking about special-needs children is because she is rarely forced to actually think about Trig. He’s a pickup-and-go baby, food, clothing, diaper change, rinse, repeat.

Sarah probably thought she could tote Trig around everywhere, treat him like a normal baby, and everything would just work itself out. Like magic, don’tcha know?

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

Rf 11 On the Huffington post photos of Palin. It looks like she has had eyelash extentions. Those cost big bucks. 300 or 400 hundred bucks. The lady does this at the fancy salon my sister works at makes over 100,000 a year. What a waste of money.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

But, I should add, that, in Florida in 2004, Rove/Bush had an unbelievable ground game in the Florida Panhandle. They used churches to get organized and started contacting right wing evangelical voters, many of whom had not voted for years, over a year before the election. They convinced them that Kerry was pure evil; that he would be for more abortions, advocate for gay marriage, and would be soft on terrorism. It was nasty.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

I just received an invitation to a reception for Caroline Kennedy! Too bad the suggested contribution is out of my price range!

24 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

ira2 (08:59:23) :

Can you imagine putting all the info about Palin in an online book, with references, document copies, interviews, photos, videos, receipt copies, lawyer statements or whatever other backup there is for each infraction or lie or fraud or religious or political extremism, nicely moving along the time table, all in one single publication?

———
With the mudflats, we’re about as close to that heaven as we are likely to get. Perhaps AKM could look into a way to give it an internal google tool, though, because while the main posts are wonderfully organized, our comments sections are well, a bit chaotic sometimes.

24 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Poor soul, Ashley Todd. Desperate is as desperate does.

If the story had been the other way around you know McCain’s posse would have been pointing fingers from the getgo. As it stands, Obama (and his camp) will say a prayer for her well being and move on.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

That poor girl! I feel badly for her. She’s so young and obviously has such problems.

24 10 2008
LibertyLover

AKM…

I know that you probably will post on this soon, but I am ever so impatient:

Has anyone heard anything about Palin’s testimony today?

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Blue Idaho (09:24:42) :
“Shell, My husband thinks I’m nuts too. I have turned into a compulsive poll watcher.”

_____

Count me in on that, girls. I am starting to get comments every evening (he stopped asking how I spend my days). Last night it was “I guess that’s more fun than spending time with your husband.” He’s French where people just don’t talk politics like this unless you want to turn somebody off.

@plwalsh :
” I remember years ago Liberace talking about how he ran into trouble with the IRS for deducting the costumes he used in his stage performances.”

____ I would rather have Liberace up there as candidate. Much more fun and catty.

______

I understood her bringing her family to the RNC the night of her speech, but this has become abusive behavior, especially in regard to that newborn baby. It shows how unprofessional she is, proves the stories of allowing her small kids to interrupt business meetings, dragging her kids uninvited to official events (in order to get free vacations). This woman, like any working man or woman, must understand when one must separate professional life from personal life (kinda like separating church from state). It is abusive to the kids, unprofessional of the Governor, and shows that not only does her ambition take top priority in her life, but shows how little she cares for the well-being of her family.

24 10 2008
kidsquid

rf11 in FL (09:49:55) :
That poor girl! I feel badly for her. She’s so young and obviously has such problems.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Yea, like how is she going to get the B off her face.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

LibertyLover, based on Palin’s past responses to any issue that’s not favorable to her, I expect her testimony to be, as AKM coined it, Sarah peering through her looking glass. No connection with reality.

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Floridians –

people were saying that Michelle appearing in Pensacola and meeting specifically with military families will help Obama in that area of Florida.

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

rf 11 I don’t think Obama is going to win Florida. I don’t think he needs to. I just hope the polls are right and that there isn’t much of a Bradley effect.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

kidsquid (09:52:31) :

rf11 in FL (09:49:55) :
That poor girl! I feel badly for her. She’s so young and obviously has such problems.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Yea, like how is she going to get the B off her face.

_____________________________________________________________________

I could tell this girl had serious issues when it was obvious that she had injured herself to support her story. That never did appear to be a B “carved” into her face. I don’t know how she got it on there, but her face didn’t appear to be cut.

24 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA
24 10 2008
Rose in PA

It’s really amazing that someone would go through that much trouble to make up the story. How awful. How low can they go?

Oh wait, I don’t want to know!

24 10 2008
megacephalus

@ rf11 in FL (09:49:55) :

John Moody, executive vice president at Fox News, has commented on his blog that…

“If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”

24 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Sorry, I didn’t read the new posts. I hate it when that happens.

24 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

I also feel sorry for her – she’s lost a lifetime’s worth of credibility and then some…

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

Jamie , my husband just walked up to the computer with a stiffy last night and said. ” could you check this poll” I am truley sorry if I offended anyone.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Blue Idaho (09:54:36) :

rf 11 I don’t think Obama is going to win Florida. I don’t think he needs to. I just hope the polls are right and that there isn’t much of a Bradley effect.

_______________________________________________________________________

It’s going to be close. The trick is getting all the new voters to the polls. Obama has had a ground presence here for a year, registering voters and working in areas that have had low turnout in the past. McCain has very little ground game in Florida or anywhere, for that matter. Dems are already leading in early voting.

24 10 2008
Augie

megacephalus,
Thats the sentence that struck me too. Time for the John and Sarah show to say buh-bye.

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

New post is up!

I

WAS

FIRST !!

bwuahahahahaaaa…

gads, I need to get a life.

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

rf 11 that is good news. I did not think they started counting until election day.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

New Thread Alert!!

New Thread Alert!!

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

ds55 – most of the birth certificate blogs are run by bitter Hillary voters. They just cannot let go of the fact that their girl lost the Democratic primary. And they simply cannot make up their minds whether he was born in Kenya or Indonesia.

Maybe he was born in both places. But not Hawaii !!!!!!!!

24 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

megacephalus (09:55:45) :

@ rf11 in FL (09:49:55) :

John Moody, executive vice president at Fox News, has commented on his blog that…

“If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”

Sounds like Susan Smith! Fortunately this girl didn’t do what Susan did, but she blamed it on a black man.

24 10 2008
shell from Ohio

LOL @ Blue Idaho …. there’s goes soda thru my nose…..

24 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Blue Idaho – not offended, but very glad I waited with my glass of wine, it would have been wasted after I giggled it all over the keyboard!!!

24 10 2008
CaliKid

Question… who paid for Levi Johnstons ticket to the Rethug Convention?

24 10 2008
plwalsh

Speaking of which, who paid for Levi Johnston’s new clothes?

24 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

LOL @ Blue Idaho – hysterical! But is that better than mine pouting? I am sure that secretly they are hoping for an Obama win mainly to make sure that we all wil be in VERY GOOD MOODS for quite some time!

See you on the new thread…

24 10 2008
sauer kraut

I knew her story was phoney. And stated as such in my morning blog post. Ashley Todd is a primate example of the type of people the McCain campaign attracts. I know that sounds harsh but really. I did not, however, hear that she also claimed to be sexually assaulted. stupid f***. the B stands for something. Rhymes with britch and makes me itch.

24 10 2008
SMR

@Jamie in France —

The pipeline issue is so complicated and controversial that it would take a looooong post from our AKM to shed some light. Most likely she would need help from an oil industry insider as well as a legislator to get a take on it that would not exceed the length of the Branchflower report. My husband and I are oil company employees, and were quite ticked off about it. There is a pipeline, the Denali pipeline, that is an effort backed by BP & ConocoPhillips. They are in the planning stages, have quite a staff and are hiring more every day. The TransCanada pipeline could be built eventually, but there is no agreement with the oil producers to actually ship their gas down it, so it’s ridiculous that way. AK is also, thanks to Bible Spice, obliged to reimburse TransCanada up to $500 million if for some reason they do not get the pipeline built through issues related to Alaska, Alaskan resistance, etc. — she has totally screwed Alaska in that respect. Of course TransCanada has its own problems, huge legal issues in Canada & North Dakota related to land-grabs, so it could be that they would not be able to do a thing until those are resolved. Whatever the case, getting natural gas down any pipeline requires the cooperation of the big oil producers, they would have to construct & fund the infrastructure, and I think at this point they will not cooperate with any TransCanada project. It is very very complicated. A search of Anchorage Daily News using “pipeline Palin TransCanada” would probably get you lots of interesting reading. There was a HUGE amount of resistance to TransCanada, of course Bible Spice steamrolled right over it.

24 10 2008
mvngfwd

@Blue- Hey, don’t count us out yet!!!! You have not seen the lines for early voting here.

Did I get any takers on the calls to Gov. Crist?

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Blue Idaho (10:01:07) :

rf 11 that is good news. I did not think they started counting until election day.

________________________________________________________________________
In Florida so far, Dems outnumber Repugs in early voting based on exit interviews. You’re right about counting; they don’t start counting until the polls are closed on election day.

24 10 2008
Mired...in the Pine Barrens a/k/a Sap Needles Understory

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (07:21:54) :

I thought your letter was very powerful and courageous, and it’s nice to know that at least one local newspaper published it. Sadly, there are other more significant and valuable (priceless, actually) things that Palin has taken from the good people of Alaska, i.e., the trust and faith that you placed in her, that are much harder to repay. But, I don’t imagine she’ll be crying herself to sleep about that any time soon.

24 10 2008
Blue Idaho

mvngfwd – I’m not counting you out. I just got a feeling. I hope it is wronge.

24 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Forty Watt. Awesome story about your Mom.

I think maybe it’s the judge in the Stevens case that could probably use the Pepto Bismol IV drip. He’s certainly kept his cool through some bizarre situations.

Palin’s makeover artist was paid how much in the last two weeks??? And who’s the elitist??

24 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Blue Idaho (09:59:04) : “check this poll” LOL

24 10 2008
Quetzalcoatl

Her name was Todd?

How whack is that. Someone needs attention.

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (07:21:54) :

That is beautiful! Thanks.

@Susan, WA (08:02:17) :

Don’t know if Todd graduated from HS, but I recall reading that Track went back to Wasilla to graduate after he was injured at the HS in MI or WI where he was playing hockey. Levi has dropped out of HS but supposedly is planning to get his GED (according to SWWNBN), who knows what Bristol is doing, other than getting ready to have that baby. She should be in her senior year of HS at Wasilla High, but my bet would be on having dropped out or maybe trying to home school…

@Blue Idaho (08:42:50) :

Well, some other companies bid, but they didn’t meet the “requirements” that SWWNBN got instituted under AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). There is another company, funded by some of the producers, that is actually moving forward with their own line, which I believe will actually go through AK, rather than Canada (and, coincidentally, prob. end at the Northern Alberta tar sands to help extract them, rather than actually feeding into the greater North American market). There’s lots more out there if you’re interested; just search around using the terms AGIA and TransCanada…

24 10 2008
WV Democrat

@ Blue Idaho (09:59:04) :

You said: “Jamie , my husband just walked up to the computer with a stiffy last night and said. ” could you check this poll” I am truley sorry if I offended anyone.”

_______________________________________________________________________________

That’s nothing…with all my election and protest work plus the fact that my hubby works away all week, here lately he’s been coming home on Friday evenings starved for affection and loudly proclaiming as he walks through the door, “Honey, I’m home…it’s me Bill…Bill Clinton!!”🙂

24 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

sauer kraut (10:03:10)
ds55 – most of the birth certificate blogs are run by bitter Hillary voters. They just cannot let go of the fact that their girl lost the Democratic primary. And they simply cannot make up their minds whether he was born in Kenya or Indonesia.

Maybe he was born in both places. But not Hawaii !!!!!!!!
_____________________________________________________________________
My understanding is that some say he was born in Kenya. There is an other group that claims that since he was adopted by his Indonesian step-father then he is technically an Indonesian citizen and not considered a US citizen. I don’t see how they can argue that Indonesian law would trump US law in regards to citizenship. However, I do not think they are operating with full rational thought anyway. I respect most Hillary supporters and find it sad that there are some that would stoop to this level. It is clearly about them and not about Hillary.

24 10 2008
Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin

UH,OH!!
Some of you hockey fans worried about Sarah vexing the hockey world with “The curse of the Palinino”. Looks like it’s really true!! A Blues goalie was injured and taken out of the game after tripping on The Queen’s red hockey carpet.
We might just have to get a witch doctor to do a little spell over her!

See the story here:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-blues-legacehurt&prov=ap&type=lgns

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (08:55:24) :

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

What exactly is your point?

“Gutsy Alaskan, why don’t you tell us how you really feel?
Nah, you are repeating what others are saying more and more. There is an excellent video interview with 2 young Alaskan women and one uses the armpit analogy for Wasilla.”

That’s a petty statement and I don’t follow your logic. I have had my eye on SP since she was elected governor – long before many others had seen the intent beneath the fakey smile. So what is your point again?
++++++++++++++++++++++++

“What exactly is your point?”

a) complimenting you on your courageous stand
b) poorly attempting a fun exxaggeration
c) backing up what you were saying with evidence from other Alaskans

Offense was not my intent. Compliments, fun, and validation were.

24 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard SignToon

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca:

Oh my – I guess we are all getting a bit jumpy ! My sincere apology for being too stressed out after writing my letter to SP that I didn’t see the humor in your post. Meanwhile, black helicopters are circling my house…

Thank you – !! Please forgive my tension!

25 10 2008
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