Les Gara and More on KUDO Today. UPDATED! (Mike Doogan)

24 10 2008

Apologies everyone.  Sounds like there has been a last-minute change.  Rep. Mike Doogan will be today’s guest on The Demo Memo.  Mike is a popular former columnist for the Anchorage Daily News, a writer of mystery novels, and a current Alaska state legislator.  He is always entertaining, and will likely have an interesting take on the events du jour.

Link and times are still the same!

“Cutting Edge” with CC on KUDO progressive talk radio in Anchorage will be well worth tuning in to today. Rep. Les Gara will be hosting “The Demo Memo,” and CC will be talking quite a bit about the latest Palin issues from an Alaskan perspective.

Les Gara is well-known to Mudflatters for his various acts of chutzpah during the Troopergate fiasco, for facing down the worst of the McCain “Truth Squad”, and for recently requesting that the Alaska AG Talis Colberg hire an independent investigator to look in to allegations of potential witness tampering in the Troopergate investigation now under review by the Personnel Board.

You can hear KUDO streaming live by clicking >>>HERE<<<

The show runs from 3:00 – 6:00pm Alaska time. (7:00-10:00pm EST, 4:00-7:00 PST)


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24 10 2008
sosad

1st

24 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein ProAmerican Palin

I really don’t have anything to say on this subject; I just got caught up in all of the “I’m first” competition.
Keep up the good work, Les Gara!

24 10 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

We should all be so fearless!!!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein GlassesGate

Les Gara is one tough dood.. !

24 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palin Pity Party

Can’t get the feed to stream. Comcast sucks a big one.

24 10 2008
BigPete

Is it still cool to post a “Top 10″………I thought so.

24 10 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

OT – Red SC is starting to look adrift in a sea of blue white and pink.

24 10 2008
Anonymous

top ten…

it’s the little things

24 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

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

If you replace the Nah with j/k, I think you will find the intended meaning.

24 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

top ten….

it’s the little things.

24 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

now i’m seven and ten.

how embarrasing

24 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

reposting from other thread:

do we have any hoosier mudpuppies here? or kentucky mudpuppies?

gonna be poll watching and perhaps canvassing in indiana next weekend thur the election. it would be absolutely marvelous if i got to meet a mudpuppy while there.

anyone ?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

help, im trapped in space!

24 10 2008
Sparky

Les Gara = chutzpah, indeed. I wonder, AKM, if he has any idea that a whole bunch of individuals, living thousands of miles away, find him a hero right now…in a sea of lies, attacks, and general ugliness.

Or does he just do the right thing because it comes natural?

Well, he definitely does the latter. I had to point out to him that he was getting quite a fan club in the Lower 48. He doesn’t quite know what to make of it, I think. But I know he appreciates all the good wishes from those in and out of Alaska. AKM

24 10 2008
Krystal

Okay, funnest thing ever happened and I just had to share with some of my fav people in the world. So I have been tracking that girl who faked being assaulted since yesterday. I first read the condemning article against Drudge on Huff, then looked up the post on Drudge itself. At first, I was deeply disturbed about the whole thing and what could result from it. The refusing medical attention part seemed weird to me, but I was willing to go along and be sympathetic. Then I saw the picture and was confused on how shallow the B was. Once I started reading the comments I realized most people weren’t buying it. I even checked in with Fixed News (Of course they had it, the other news channels knew not to touch it with a ten foot pole, reporters instinct anyone) and there bloggers were skeptical as well. Anyhow, once it all came out today, I was glad to know our instinct was right and her story will amount to nothing more than getting the help she obviously needs. Story over, right?

Well, not so fast. My bro just called and in ironies of ironies, he just informed me that he dated this girl in high school for one week. Apparently, that was about the time it took him to realize the girl was crazy so he broke-up with her. She apparently was a debater at our sister school in my hometown. I just couldn’t help but laugh and laugh. I have spent more time than I can tell u tracking this election and it was so weird to have one of the stories personally touch my life, albeit in a small way.

This really is a small world, and this really is the weirdest election on record.

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

This is definitely the weirdest election I can recall – and I’ve been of voting age for almost two decades!

24 10 2008
JT

KrystaI,
I was just reading some of the conservative blogs, and a few posters were noting that the B was backwards, so they wondered early on if it was a fake, as it was obvious she did it while looking in a mirror.

It made me realize she was not just nutty, but a bit stupid. If she wanted to blame an Obama supporter…She should have gone for the O instead of the B!
🙂

24 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Lieberman: ‘Thank God’ Palin won’t have to ‘be president from day one.’

In an interview with Connecticut reporters, Sen. Joe Lieberman expressed concerns about Sarah Palin’s readiness to assume the presidency if John McCain were unable to:

[W]hen asked by The Advocate if Palin is ready to be president from day one, Lieberman said “thank God she’s not going to have to be president from day one. McCain’s going to be alive and well.”

Former Bush pollster Matt Dowd has previously said that McCain wanted to pick Lieberman as his running mate, but the GOP base would not allow him to. Instead, Dowd argued, McCain “put the country at risk” by selecting Palin.

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/24/lieb-palin-ready/

24 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@sosad……..yup your first

24 10 2008
Cynthia, TX

Lieberman: ‘Thank God’ Palin won’t have to ‘be president from day one.’»

In an interview with Connecticut reporters, Sen. Joe Lieberman expressed concerns about Sarah Palin’s readiness to assume the presidency if John McCain were unable to:

[W]hen asked by The Advocate if Palin is ready to be president from day one, Lieberman said “thank God she’s not going to have to be president from day one. McCain’s going to be alive and well.”

Former Bush pollster Matt Dowd has previously said that McCain wanted to pick Lieberman as his running mate, but the GOP base would not allow him to. Instead, Dowd argued, McCain “put the country at risk” by selecting Palin.

24 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

The Daily Mail has an interesting report that includes Ashley Todd’s twitter entries to her blog as she was setting the whole thing up. They are ever so British as well as professional in their report. My favorite line is “But Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard diplomatically said: ‘We’re looking at all angles at this point.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1080189/Young-Republican-claims-Obama-supporter-carved-letter-B-face-robbery.html

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Krystal – I thought the same thing last night – about the O instead of a B. Disturbed woman. She got her 15 minutes – now I hope they get her for hate crime. McCain got his 15 miutes of out it, too. Can they get him for hate crimes? It is getting hard to distinguish.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I guess I meant JT on that last comment! Sorry.

24 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@sosad,

Really enjoyed your first comment!!

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I’m reading up instead of down – so just came to Krystal’s brother’s story about dating her. Yikes! Aren’t you glad they aren’t talking about your sister-in-law right now?!

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

we just LOVE Les Gara. I hope he knows that he has fans as far flung as Connecticut! He’s truly a man of the people… I sort of wish we down here in the “lower 48” could steal him…..

24 10 2008
Lacy Lady

Brian Williams interviewed Caribou Barbie tonight on the evening news. When asked what untrue things have been said and would she like to correct—she couldn’t give him an answer. Of course she would have to tell another LIE!!!!There was a good ad on our local TV station. A Moose was talking about Palin. And it ended with the moose saying—-I should know!!!!!!! Very clever.
I am anxious to hear what happened in St. Louis ,Missouri today. Hope we all hear very soon.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

He sure handled Meg Stapleton very, very well. I like this guy a lot. During this investigation, I believe he has solidifed a very great political future; his ethics were evident! Good guy.

@ Krystal…
Good grief that’s Spooky!

24 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Krystal- she couldn’t mirror-image the O😉

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

OFf topic:

Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were shot dead in her mother’s house and a 7 year old is missing…. Oh the horror….what is wrong with people?

24 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

I just can’t take it. I’m hearing on MSNBC that McCain can come back and win this election. They are saying that Joe the Plumber is helping him and that Hilary supporters are turning to him. UGH!!

I’m not sure I can watch any more news.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OT – but the big news in Chicago is that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were murdered in her home today. And her 7 year old nephew has been kidnapped and there is an Amber Alert out for him. It is apparently all domestic.

Obama had asked Jennifer to sing at the Democratic Convention and she is a big supporter.

24 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

What horrible news about Jennifer Hudson’s mohter and brother!

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (15:05:32) I turned it off too. I can’t listen to that drivel.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

West Virginian – I switched from MSNBC to watch local news – but I can’t believe there is too much stock in Hillary supporters going for Joe the Plumber and McCain at this point. They’ve already shown what a sham Joe is – though he is reported to be getting a book deal already. That book ought to be about 10 pages long. Maybe it will be a Golden Book!

24 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT, I just read that. It is horrible.

@Krystal, man, this is a small world. So, by McCain’s standard, would that make your brother a crazy racist, too?

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (14:58:01) :

Sorry, I may (will) get around to sending you my pie crust recipe, but you can’t have our Les Gara… Given what else we have to deal with, we need to keep him and Hollis and Kim and all the other GOOD politicians we have to counteract the other ones…

24 10 2008
mvngfwd

OT but funny nonetheless…..

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2008/10/orthodox_jewish_women_wild_for.html

The scary part is that this is not a hoax…it is for real. Orthodox Jewish women LOVE Sarah hair!

24 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Bec Hussein–A book deal for Joe the Plumber! I agree it would be a little golden book. Of course any profit would have to go to pay his taxes!

I hope you are right about the Hillary supporters. I would not be watching TV for years if I had to look at McCain/Palin.

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

We all need to relax…well, and continue to work for Obama… look at the team he has assembled, they are ON IT, they know what to do, they have the $$ to do it, they organize brilliantly… all we have to do it VOTE! Some of us already have, and for those who live in states with early voting, please consider voting early as the campaign has asked us to do. It feels a little strange, and I didn’t get the “I loved” sticker, but I voted and there is one for sure for a straight demo ticket ( I don’t think I have ever voted a straight ticket before, but I am getting older and my memory is going🙂 ) from this generally red state.

We can, we must, we shall!!!!! Obama/Biden (and every other honest demo) 08!

*stepping off my soap box*

24 10 2008
JT

West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin …

I don’t know about McCain winning, I am watching MSNBC and they were taking about the polls showing Obama even farther ahead. Plus more Republicans coming out in support of Obama.

After Palin was introduced, and I learned more about her, I had this image that in the last days of the election Republicans would step up and denounce the McCain-Palin ticket, and support Obama.

You think Im Psychic? ( Or is it Psycho? )

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

I loved=I voted in Nebraska… *blushes at the idiocy of her typos*

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA
24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

West Virginian — I can’t get through the day without my daily dose of http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ It is run by baseball stats wonk Nate Silver – happy to claim him as a Chicagoan. He is pure statistical analysis of all the stats. Yesterday he had a great article debunking those other polls showing McCain advancing.

He even has a “win percentage” for the race. Like in baseball. Obama’s is 94.9 right now. It wavers a little each day – was higher yesterday. But it hasn’t been below 90% since I have been watching it.

Of course – we still need ALL the Obama supporters to vote and get their vote counted. But the statistics are with us.

24 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Haha AKM! I was just getting ready to post that I don’t know where Les is but I’m LOVING CC!!

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Eyes – yeah – I really loved the Ron Howard vid. Hey – they are showing it on Hardball right now!

24 10 2008
SMR

Most Alaskans like Mike Doogan. He was great as a columnist.

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor (15:12:27) : tick tock my friend! It’s the weekend and I have some apples!!

24 10 2008
prettybrowntee

I know I am probably late but OMG the SNL skit last night was soooooo funny. LOL. OH my now how many will think if this when they go vote. LOL

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (15:16:18) : and LOL @ your typos!!! that one isn’t even CLOSE!!! LOL

24 10 2008
Susan, WA

I saw on some blog or other (I read so many I get a little confused…
sleep deprived?) that the title of Joe the Plumber’s book will be
‘Down the Drain with John McCain’

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ah shucks, Ripley…🙂 Hey did you see the feature on our gal earlier this week on HuffPo? She rocks… oops, I mean YOUR girl beings you have dibs and all.

24 10 2008
Susan, WA

Hmmm…my post disappeared. Here it is again…from some blog
or other: The title of Joe the Plumber’s book will be ‘Down the
Drain with John McCain’

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Regarding Hillary supporters turning to McCain – I think the conventional wisdom on that right now is that most have converted to Obama. Polls show Dems supporting Obama in numbers at least as high as Republicans supporting McCain. As Bec said – the numbers are with us.

Of course, Nebraska Native is also right – we need to keep working for Obama to make sure this really happens.

Where I live in Northern Virginia we’re having a city-wide canvass on Sunday and they’re expecting around 200 volunteers! We may not be the “real” Virginia but we are gonna turn VA blue for Barack!

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

PS – Nebraska Native – I voted in VA today and they did give out stickers. I wonder why you didn’t get one in Nebraska?

I got three for my three sons – I wish I could send you one!

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

PITTSBURGH is on the front lines!

McCain was here last week, Palin was here this morning. Hillary was here at lunch time (my wife and I each got to shake her hand) Barack will be here Monday.

And where did that totally wacked McCain organizer (from Texas) scratch a B into her own cheek and then falsely reported that she had been attacked? Pittsburgh.

Psssst. Here is a secret. DO NOT TELL THE TROLLS. Let McCain continue to waste a fortune here. Pennsylvania is not a Swing state. We are BLUE, BLUE, BLUE. Pennsylvania was Blue in 2004, 2000, 1996, 1992, etc. We have replaced our former Republican Govenor with a Democrat. We kicked out Republican Rick Santorum in 2006 and replaced him with a Democrat. The modern labor movement was born in Pittsburgh. Unionism is still strong here. Pittsburgh’s mayor is a democrat (so were all the others in my lifetime). When I drove nine miles through suburbs to go to work, it seemed like every lawn has an Obama sign. HELLO!

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

@Deep Blue… I think we are stuck in the 40’s here or something… I am just so glad I voted🙂 And you too! Wouldn’t that be cool… DEEP blue in all of the Virginia’s🙂

24 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Rachel is MINE!

And breaking news on Ms. Todd:

uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Li2u10aOWAA

Yup. Taken away in handcuffs.

24 10 2008
DuckDriver

Terry Tate, Political Linebacker gives SWWNBN another smackdown!

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

GO Pennsylvania… here’s to McCain throwing bad money after bad!

24 10 2008
NoCalGal

Funny video… made me laugh, even at the parts that are too too true..

but it is also strangely optimistic.

Take a little break!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE&eurl

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (15:38:59) : heh heh… I bet I could get to her house in less than 2 hours……and because of this link (http://channelsurfing.net/) I can actually watch her show while it’s on! I was a virgin till last night!

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

prettybrowntee:

Agreed – that SNL skit was really funny – I loved Will Ferrell and the lines about when you vote, think of this face. Think of George W. Bush.

My husband and I were laughing out loud.

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Um Asian… Ripley called dibs before you, I’m just sayin’…

24 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

AAAAAAah! I just finished the video, and Ms. Todd still doesn’t understand why the media blew up the story. What?????? What??????

That’s it! Jail time for her, no matter what. My sympathies know no boundary. She can still get her counselling and such, but she needs to recognize what she did was wrong and why.

Aaaaaaaaah!

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ripley, I sent that channel link to my son who is in Antarctica… hope he can make it work there…

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Lovin’ the PA and VA vibes. Go BLUE!

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (15:44:32) : See? See what happens when I’m not around one night? You went and gave away my dibs….or so you thought!!! LOL, I’ll forgive you…

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

I’m workin’ for ya also Ripley… workin’ hard here, also and.

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (15:31:47) :

I’ll have to send it late tonight (my time, so REALLY late your time), as we have a retirement party to go to right after work then spouse’s Fri. night job. Should be home by 10 our time, so it should be there for you in the morning… Enjoy (and send a small sliver through the ‘tubes to me, please?).

24 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin, doesn’t matter. I’m preempting the right because I am Ruler of the Universe (per Palin’s Law. If I say it, it makes it true). Sigh. Rachel.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Sorry, AsianGrrl – you are going to have to fight Susan for Rachel. But she is one cool chick with a top notch brain and tremendous ability to discuss the issues.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/20/at-home-with-rachel-maddo_n_136065.html

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ummmmmmmmmmm…InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor (15:47:55) : your public also is waiting for the secret crust recipe, and it’s nice to share.

24 10 2008
24 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

McCain “putting country first” by spending how much??? on Palin’s make-up artist for two weeks???? Bet those sleazy “terrorist” brochures about Barack were pretty pricey too. And the nasty robo calls. And live calls from call in centers.

One university student in Charleston quit her call-center job because she couldn’t bring herself to say those lies over the phone when she was handed a “work order” to spew trash “approved by John McCain and the RNC”.

Charleston Gazette story has the actual wording she was asked to say. I tried posting it here in quotes yesterday, but it was so bad the spam filter wouldn’t let it through. And now I’ve lost the link–but it was the Charleston Gazette.

24 10 2008
Sue

I liked this and thought I would share it.
betterinhaledeeply.blogspot.com/2008/06/why-i-am-voting-republican-not-realy.html

24 10 2008
Sue

hmmmmmmmm….It didnt come out as I thought it would….let me try again.

http://betterinhaledeeply.blogspot.com/2008/06/why-i-am-voting-republican-not-realy.html

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

( I wonder if the person who was so offended by the way the comments had denigrated to non-cerebrial issues is reading this OT commentary… heh heh heh)

24 10 2008
A Fan From Chicago

Mudflatters who are getting nervous. Take a breath. We have a week and a half left and everyone has to keep cool.

The craziness from the other side will only accellerate. That dispicable Brad Blakeman yesterday who said that Obama was “going home to see Gramma” at great expense to his contributors and “Should have humped his bags on a comercial flight” to Hawaii is a sick and desperate person. And is put out there as a Republican spokesperson.

The greatest thing that has marked Obama’s campaign in the past two years is his incredible steady, calm and self-assured approach to the malstrom that has whirrled around him.

He resisted the bait in going after Hillary and has done it again with McCain. From day one he and the campaign have known what they wanted to do and then went out and did it. Day by day. Step by step.

Keep the faith that they have the next 10 days under control and a legion of people on the ground on Election Day to fight suppression and get out the vote.

We can’t let our guard down but it’s improtant to keep positive.

Call a friend. Take somebody to the poll. Schlep to Florida. Redouble your efforts. But keep positive.

It’s within our grasp. Be Positive and good things are likely to happen.

RIP Michelle Bachman!

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

OMG – just got a robocall from the RNC inviting me to a “victory rally” with Palin in Virginia!

How my number got into a Republican database is a mystery…

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (15:49:19) :

Are you on the Forum? If so, send me a message and I can reply to it. Unless you want to post your e-mail address here. Same goes for anyone else who wants the ***** family secret pie recipe. Over on the Forum I’m just InJuneau, so that you can find me.

24 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Bec Hussein in Illinois, not in my alternate universe I don’t!

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

We will remain cool and focused and we will make pie crusts if one of us who shall remain un-named would share her recipe.

Seriously, we will have a huge party on November 4th. And I can’t think of any other people I would like to share this victory with than my mudpuppy family. AKM, can we live blog November 4th? Thank you!

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@Deep Blue in VA (15:54:21) :

ARRGGHH, that must be SO distressing! We’ve been getting what may be robocalls, but with caller-id, we just don’t answer if it looks like a number we don’t want to talk to; seems to be working too, as no one leaves messages!

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Deep Blue …You should go and protest

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Thanks Injuneau! Going there now!

24 10 2008
Sue

I cant seem to get this to work….so put http on front of that link. Sorry.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Deep Blue – just when is the date for this victory party?! LOL Tomorrow, or on election night?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

just curious if im still lost in space!

24 10 2008
24 10 2008
prettybrowntee

I wish I could go to Chicago and share the victory with President Obama On Nov 4th. He is plan a hugh free and open celebration.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I just poured myself another glass of Australian wine (what is with it being twice as “potent” as other wine) and look forward to the start of Countdown. Then Rachel. Then –Bill Mayer. I love Fridays.

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

DEEP BLUE: What if you took two McCain signs and sandwiched them over an anti-Palin sign. Get to Palin rally early, sit up front and peel away the McCain signs to reveal your true feelings to the trolls, Palin and the media as she is is trying to make her soundbites?

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Bec – it’s a victory rally – which I think they are calling all of their rallies these days, in the hopes that it sticks, maybe.

The call said I could stop by any of the campaign’s “victory” offices for more information.

If any of you have been following the fantastic “On the Road” series on fivethirtyeight.com, then you’ll probably agree that that sounds like bad advice – if I were to stop by a McCain office I would most likely encounter a ghost town!

24 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

I think very few real Hillary supporters will go for someone who spends $150,000 on clothes and $22,000 on a make-up artist. BTW the make-up artist is now McCain’s highest paid staff person. I just don’t see blue collar workers buying into it. I do see the media hyping the contest – it keeps ratings up and thus their incomes.

See this for the make-up artist]
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/24/palins-makeup-artist-is-m_n_137513.html

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Oh, and the rally is sometime in October (I did not bother to write down the date) – it’s not about an election night event.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Just had a laugh — now the hoaxter’s 15 minutes are up, hopefully she will get the book thrown at her — AND she STILL has a B (albeit backwards) on her cheek for a few days.

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

AARRGGHH, I just realized that when I got back on this computer (after it was dead for two weeks) that my updated name was missing. Fixed now…

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

Oh goodie.. time for KO..

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Eyes Wide Open – I like the way you think!

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

@Bec… is Maher on the channel thing online????? I don’t get HBO.

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

I’ll bet she was planning on carving an O in the other cheek but chickened out.

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

KO is on it… everything is being covered… so very cool!

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

@ Nebraska: “Cerebrial”!!! LMFAO!!! remember the good old days?

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Deep Blue in VA (16:03:41) : Eyes Wide Open – I like the way you think!

So do I. I always agree with myself completely.

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

@NoCalGal (15:44:15) :

That Whassup video is great. Andrew Sullivan just posted it on his blog too:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/10/taking-back-t-6.html

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (16:06:48) : In our defense, these are high level democratic pie crusts.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Nebraska — I’m afraid Bil Maher is on HBO – a premium pay channel. He does have an “after the show” Webcast that you could catch:

http://www.hbo.com/billmaher/?ntrack_para1=feat_main_image

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (16:07:49) :

Thank you very much for realizing that… I have won the only two cooking contests I’ve ever entered with pies made in those pie crusts, thank you!

Ripley, seeing as how I can’t recall which thread you left your e-mail in, may I assume that your Forum name is similar to your one here and just send it to you there? Or, send me the e-mail there, and I’ll get on it when I get home tonight…

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Question: How do you make all the mudflatters abruptly refresh there screens at once?

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Answer: You just type “new thread up”

(Just kidding)

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (16:11:46) :

Oooo, you’re a funny one😉 !

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

@Bec… thanks for that, I thought that might be too much to ask… but he will be thrilled to watch Keith and Rachel if it all works for him with the connections they have down there.

24 10 2008
Barb In Knoxville, TN

Sarah says she shops at a consignment shop in Anchorage “Out of the Closet”…what do you have to say about that one…

24 10 2008
Lock Pepper in honolulu

“Nebraska: “Cerebrial”!!! LMFAO!!! remember the good old days?”

That troll deliberately picked on me and asked me hadn’t I ever misspelled any words..my reply was…of course not!

That was a funny day!

24 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA, ha! So true. I also liked your “O” joke. Sad of me, I know, but true.

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein: it is easy. ripley_6@yahoo.com ….I don’t use the forum…. I like it here mo’ bettah

24 10 2008
Laura Lee aka Krinkle Bearcat Palin

WASSSSSSSUUUPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Totally awesome!!! I screamed louder than at any other video I’ve seen during the past two months. Even funnier is my husband and his friends used to all do that to each other BEFORE it became the popular beer commercial.

Off to steal the remote so I can get my crush time with Keith & Rachel:)

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (16:10:29) :You have a message from me on the forum🙂

Lock Pepper in honolulu (16:14:12) : And look what happens to mean people!!! You are still here and our cerebrial person either has tucked tail and ran away, or has decided to be kinder and changed his/her name. We know our mudpuppies!!!!

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (16:16:28) :

Done deal; I’ll e-mail it off tonight.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Speaking of pie crusts – I just went verklept thinking of my Democrat grandmother from Decatur, IL who was a poll worker into her ninties, had Democrat handtowels in her powder room, and made fantastic pie crust. Where ever we lived in the midwest, when she came to visit for a couple weeks, she would stock our deep freeze with her lucious pie crusts and we’d enjoy them for months. Oh how I’d love a slice on her key lime pie right now! (As my frozen pizza crumbs fall into my keyboard).

Another sweet thing — we called her Mama – but my cousins, who lived on a Naval base in Hawaii for a time, called her Tutu (mama in Hawaiian). I’m sure that is why Obama calls his grandmother “Toot”.

24 10 2008
SoCal Gal

Mired…in the Pine Barrens a/k/a Sap Needles Understory (15:29:50) :

SoCal Gal (12:02:57) :

SoCal, I’ll have some of your Celtic Kielbasa with my Gaelic Pierogi. Oh, what the hell, why not top it off with some vodka shots and a Jamesons chaser. It’s Friday…and it’s been a loonnng week. Dla zdrowia!

SoCal Gal (16:04:16) :

OT
@Mired…in the Pine Barrens a/k/a Sap Needles Understory (15:29:50) :

Jak sie Pani powodzi?
Good Evening: Dobry wieczor (Polish) and Greetings: Cyfarchion (Welsh)

What I love about us Mudpuppies (as I look at AKM’s map up there in the top right corner) is how many people have come together from all over the world to share this most amazing blog.

Moved to Red (ugh!) Orange County in ‘91 but hail from Blue Western Mass (Rachel Maddow country ) w/ family ties and ancestry from Wales (Mum) and Poland (Dad). Hense the aka Celtic Kielbasa, but would love those Gaelic Pierogi’s anyday! Dubja!

But one thing we have in common:

Peace / Love / Obama/Biden 2008.

*********Where hails the rest of you MudPuppies?**********

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (16:18:08) :

Yup, I noticed (thanks), and yours will be off to you tonight too. And lard really is the best, if you’re not a veggie…OK, if you’re not a vegetarian…

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

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My demoCat from NE was just cruising across the keyboard.

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (16:19:36) :

Would you like the pie crust recipe too? And I’ll work on getting back to you about travel ideas soon.

24 10 2008
IfImlyingImpalin

It’s amazing how the right person shows up for the job sometimes. Thank you, Mr. Gara. Also too Goshdarn how about them Mavericky Republicans endorsing Obama/Obiden? We need all the help we can get, the more diverse, the better.

Today we went to the eye doctor and were assured in good health (we can read the small print on the ballot). Then we studied the Lonnnnnggggg Colorado ballot one last time before mozying over to the polling place at our library. There were more people in library than voting so it didn’t take long. People were very friendly and upbeat. Not crowded but a steady stream of people voting. Most people were still at work.

Meanwhile one of our Obama/Biden yard signs vanished but one popped up over at a neighbor on the other side of our Repub neighbor. Now it’s a repub sandwich.

Got an email from my brother (misguided I think) with an article by a self proclaimed Democrat, Orson Scott Card (ironically, he is mostly known for writing fiction). He rants on and on about how the present economic situation is the fault of democrats and poor stupid people who took out loans with FM and FM.

I pointed to the testimony of Greenspan yesterday before Congress and the statement by a McCain surrogate today about war with Iran. As I said sometimes just the right people show up to prove your point.

Thanks for your ears, … eyes?
Peace and Greetings from Colorado

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Barb – we were laughing about that “Out of the Closet” resale show name on an earlier thread. Somehow, I really don’t think Scarah gets the joke. I had heard that she bought 2nd hand clothes. That is great. But will she – now that she has tasted the “fine” stuff? Or, after the election, will that be the only way she’ll enjoy designer stuff?

Maybe the RNC will give her duds to “Out of the Closet” and she can buy her stuff back that way!

24 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (16:21:09) :

So, if you let enough demoCats type away at a bunch of keyboards, what will they eventually write? I think with monkeys it’s Shakespeare.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Meant shop of course – not show. What is it with typos??!

After reading about how she wanted finer duds on SNL — I think the old girl can’t go “home” again.

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Go Colorado GO!!!!

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Keith is going with the race-baiting thing. GO KEITH!!! He’s practically proven that McLame’s campaign pushed it as such, and that it was Obama’s fault!

How does our man put up with it all…. it’s beyond me.

24 10 2008
prettybrowntee

KO is sooooo on tonight. Wow I wonder if Fox news is going to tell the truth on this Crazy girl now. McCain Campaign was bushing the story of that crazy girl without Vetting her….. LOL

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Krystal (14:29:14) :

What a surprise! How small the world really is. Here we are getting together on an Alaskan blog in cyberspace getting the inside scoop on Ashley. Thanks to you and your bro, we now know the poor girl has a history.

What I think is the real story here is the McCain Campaign trying to use this incident. McPalin CAN NOT be our leaders. NOOOOOOOO.

24 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Cool. Just put a global map on my own website. And an endorsement for Obama/Biden with a link to Mudflats.

You can cut and paste the following for your own site if you want:

[Name] the [Occupation] supports Obama/Biden in ’08and recommends Mudflats as best political blog for truthiness in Alaska

24 10 2008
prettybrowntee

I hope PA does not let this Die, The McCain Campaing should have to answer for trying to push this story.

24 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Oh, sorry. Lost the html in the translation. You can figure it out though if you know how to do links of any kind.

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (16:23:53) : My demoCats (3) are collaborating on an expose of the abuse they have suffered at my hands. I am being accused of dastardly things like shooing them off my keyboard, and not allowing them to knock everything off of any shelf at any time simply because they are testing gravity. Some “No Cat Left Behind” legislation??

Ah, but we digress… KO is on a roll again.

24 10 2008
prettybrowntee

LOL at Joe McCain. I believe I have heard it all.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

InJeneau – the crust recipe would be great – even though I have to admit the cooking gene skipped over me to my daughter – and I will have her make it for me!

I did win the PTA chili cook-off when my kids were in grade school. We won tickets to a Bulls Game. Does that make me vice presidential-worthy? I think I actually held an office with the PTA for a while. Did Palin? They never specify that.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Oops — Juneau –there go the typos. It is the Australian wine I tell you!

24 10 2008
Belly Queen

Palin in Asheville, NC on Sunday, October 26! Any other Carolina mudpuppies attending? If so, let me know! news@loveyourbelly.com

For info, see
[http://www.mountainx.com/news/2008/palin_in_asheville_you_betcha]

24 10 2008
Pie Gallon Pailin

Off Topic, but it looks like a break in Baby Gate is forthcoming:

http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.com/2008/10/something-to-keep-eye-out-for-this.html

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Yay – love KO’s electoral map “best case scenario” for McCain.

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

GO Colorado!!! and Virginia!!! You guys can DO IT!!!

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

McCain working IOWA this weekend? Good try.

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (16:05:21) :

I’ll bet she was planning on carving an O in the other cheek but chickened out.
+++++++++++++++

Not a funny situation and sad on many levels, so this passing thought may not at all be humorous in any way, but at least the O would not have been backwards.

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca: LOL, nice segue!!!

btw, sorry AKM. this thread turned south. 🙂

24 10 2008
prettybrowntee

LOL Wow The Republicans Blame Obama for so much. Man he must have soooo much power. He needs to be the next president with all that power my Word. He has power to fix nielson ratings. Go Obama 08

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I have to share – one of my best friends – we don’t talk politics usually. She called yesterday. THEY are for Obama, and so are her kids. I know we are Illinois and BLUE – but this represents the “people who really think about it, can’t take Palin, and go Dem, and where they may never have gone before.” I’m really excited.

24 10 2008
ocliberal

Something been bugging me about the whole clothes thing. I recall way back when SP came on to the scene I read somewhere that the McCain campaign gave her a credit card of her very own. Yet here this Larson guy went and bought $137K of clothes himself and was reimbursed by the campaign. This was how they found out about it.

My question is, what is Palin charging on that credit card she got from McCain at the beginning because obviously it wasn’t clothes.

24 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

ABC news finally reports the hoax http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=6105009 after hyping it yesterday. They quote the prosecutor as saying Todd will be housed in a mental health unit at the county jail for her safety and “because of her not insignificant mental health issues.”

When will we hear an apology from McCain and Palin for stirring up this hornets’ nest of fear, hate and racism?

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

ocliberal — I don’t think the WHOLE tally is done on those clothes. It was only September figures. Someone will uncover her expeditures, too.

My question about the clothes — their defense that they were all along going to donate the clothes to charity — well, does that mean they weren’t planning on winning? Were they going to strip her of her wardrobe when they won? Was she going to return to wearing her North Face fleece zip up jacket and the one black suit (expandable for pregnancies) once she became VP??

Just asking.

24 10 2008
cmac

Hi guys
for a mental health break, and bring a smile, click here:

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

eajphd Molten Contra Palin — McCain didn’t “vet” the assault victim.

Surprised?!!

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

Whenever do repugs apologize????? (visualize pigs flying)

24 10 2008
Ennealogic aka PumpBustHussein

I called in live to KUDO. Was great!

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I just conducted a YouTube poll.

Searched Obama — 572,000 results

Searched McCain — 305,000 results

Give that some of each are negative vids – it still shows Obama the winner. Has anyone seen any joyful vids for McCain, like all the ones we’ve been sharing on Mudflats? I somehow can’t imagine too many. Or any nearly as genuine and good, and without hate spewing from them?

24 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Bec Hussein in Illinois (16:22:56) :
“But will she – now that she has tasted the “fine” stuff? Or, after the election, will that be the only way she’ll enjoy designer stuff?”

She apparently always wanted the fine stuff, but with a limited perspective on exactly what it is. She drove two hours to get to J.C.Penny’s to see Ivana Trump selling cosmetics, because “We want to see Ivana, because we are so desperate in Alaska for any semblance of glamor and culture.”

[Anchorage Daily News, 4/3/96]

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Hollis French is going to be on Rachel! I feel like I know these people from Alaska now!!! thanks AKM

24 10 2008
Augie

ocliberal (16:46:13)
That must be the card she used at Walmart to buy diapers and snacks. Hmmmm, maybe what they gave her was a “gift card”.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Watching Racel. She gets all the good scoops! Really digs in.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Oops – wine again – Rachel.

Oh — I’m sure she is about to tell fo the “Out of the Closet” shop.

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I think Alaska is going to have a problem with Palin that reminds me of the song: “How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm?” (After They’ve Seen Paree)

The solution – send her back to “Paree”

24 10 2008
JAK

@Bec

What is the name of that wine?

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OK – you guys are glued to Rachel! I had to check if there was a new thread, I was soooo alone.

That Ana Marie Cox from Time is a cutie. I love her commentary. Spot on.

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

@Bec.. yes, mudpuppies want to know🙂

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

JAK – I’m embarrassed – no wine wonk here — bit Lil Penquin in the red bottle – it is twice as strong as any other of the “budget wines” I drink. For my health – one glass of red a day….. but two tonight!

24 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

From today’s Huffington Post:

“Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States… he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain…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.”

24 10 2008
Nisperos

OT but amusing…

McCain campaign solicits from Socialists

Oops! McCain asks Russia’s U.N. envoy for money. Reuters, 10/21/08: http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE49K69V20081021

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

My daughter, the wine wonk (for work) says Australian grapes are more potent. Where are our Aussie friends?? Maybe they can explain. Something about the soil?? I usually stay away from Lil Penquin because one glass does me in. But I succombed at the store last time. This election – you know!

24 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

From today’s Huffington Post:

McCain’s advisor voted for Obama. In this letter to the campaign, asking that his name be removed from all correspondence, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision “is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis.”

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

where am i??

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

MY ELECTION FEAR

First: Tens of thousands of people are forced to vote sealed paper provisional ballets because their names were purged from voter rolls.

Second: Winners in key states can not be called on election night because the sheer number of provisional ballets cast exceeds the vote differential between the candidates.

Three: Legal teams then fight day after day, week after week, ballet by ballet by ballet by ballet trying to seperately rule on the credentials of each provisional vote cast. Think Florida 2000 X 10

Only a blow out win by Obama will spare us this.

24 10 2008
kidsquid

Pennsylvania Republicans Send False Anti-Obama E-mail

There are so many stories of loose cannons at various Republican campaign houses.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/pennsylvania-republicans-send-false-anti-obama-e-mail/

and this…

This time in Missouri:

NIXA, Mo. — A Republican official in a southern Missouri county says a flyer showing a picture of Barack Obama and the phrase, “In Ahla We Trust” has been removed from party headquarters.

The flyer that was available at the Christian County Republican office Thursday asserts that Obama is a Muslim, a false claim that has followed the Democratic senator during his presidential campaign. Obama is a Christian.

In addition to the mispelled “In Ahla We Trust,” the fake $100 bill is printed with the words “socialist,” “food stamps,” and communist symbols.
Charming.
http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_stump/archive/2008/10/24/ugliness-watch-ii.aspx

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

i am trapped in limbo..! someone save me!

24 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin

‘Night mudpuppies… to the store tomorrow to buy some medicinal Aussie wine.

24 10 2008
bPoint

Q: Does anyone know what state John McCain and SP are in tonight?

24 10 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Bec-
Completely OT-

Where does your daughter work? IS she a wine buyer?

24 10 2008
bPoint

Q: Does anyone know what state John McCain and SP are in tonight?

24 10 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

That “is” was not meant to be so emphatic.

24 10 2008
rpahk

OT but this is too good not to share:

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Carol – she works at a really nice restaurant on State Street. To pay for her acting habit. It is rough – but Chicago has the most fantastic theater community in the country and I’m extremely proud she is part of it.

24 10 2008
JAK

Good night Nebraska

Bec – Thanks for the Aussie wine tip. I will have to try the health drink!

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

You go Nebraska. Look for the penquin! Think North Pole! Where I hope they’ll send Sarah.

24 10 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Good for her! I have 3 theatre companies in my own Edgewater neighborhood and theatre friends. Best wishes to her. Is she in any current shows?

24 10 2008
empish

Tell the Personell Board how you feel!

State of Alaska
Office of Boards and Commissions Roster
PERSONNEL BOARD (077)
Debra E. English
Laura Plenert
Alfred L. Tamagni, Sr.
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/boards/rosters/board077.html

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Rachel hitting on a really good point – how Sarah wants to call it “Tasergate” instead of “Troopergate”. Oh no – that would mean she DID fire Monegan over Wooten.

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye (17:28:06) : i am trapped in limbo..! someone save me!

Limbo? Do you live in a red state or do you work for the McCain camp?

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Carol – she is in Andersonville. Theater on Broadway near Wrigley. Cherry Orchard up next.

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Crawl to the light Marty, CRAWL TO THE LIGHT!

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Bec,

Gawd, that means……………..The truth exposed!!

You rock Bec….you nailed it my girlfriend.

24 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Tom Ridge today said PA would be in a different place if McCain had picked him. Think that’s true.

Hollis French on Rachel, talking about Palin reducing her security detail.

24 10 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Rachel compliments all Alaskans as being articulate & intelligent! So true from what we’ve seen here.

24 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod

ooh. nice shout out to Alaskans from Rachel after speaking with Hollis French!

24 10 2008
SC Torpedo Vindicator

Rachel is ALL OVER the “Troopergate” story and Sarah having to return for it.
She also said (paraphrased) ” … Alaskans are the most clear thinking and articulate people…”

24 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

kate aka chin duststrap (17:44:58) :

Rachel compliments all Alaskans as being articulate & intelligent! So true from what we’ve seen here.
———

I concur. I just wish she’d had more time to talk with Hollis French. I wanted to hear more!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

Hello, Am i back in the realm of the unspammed?🙂

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

testing.. Obama 2008..!

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Gawd, gotta love the true Alaskan spirit…they are all (if not more) of what Rachel said. IMHO, they have had to endure over the last few months some of the most undeserved scrutiny I have ever seen.

Okay, try typing that when you have had tee martunie’s….that’s 2 martini’s…but if I actually left this as I originally typed it would be unreadable…HA

No kidding.

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

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (14:05:02) :
Your search for hoosier mudpuppies. I guess I’m half a one, as I vote in Indiana, but am also a proud Canadian, so you won’t be seeing me at the polls in person. The other half of me decided that voting in Massachusetts would be gilding the blue lily, so I registered where my dad grew up.

24 10 2008
Susan in PA (Goalie Sanka Hussein)

I love John McCain’s response to the $150,000 spent on the Palin family’s clothes – “She needed clothes.” WTF??

24 10 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Victory Gardens? I can’t remember if that’s on Broadway..
Anyway, good for her. But, also, important -what’s her favorite Aussie wine?
Inquiring Mudflatters need to know before our Election Night live chat

24 10 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Okay, try typing that when you have had tee martunie’s….that’s 2 martini’s…but if I actually left this as I originally typed it would be unreadable…HA

No kidding.
========================

Seriously, I thought the tee meant ten and my jaw dropped.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

Anyone hear what happened to Barbie at the deposition?

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Hollis French was cool to see… like I said, I feel like an insider because of this blog. How many other people have heard of him independent of this little place we call home? So cool to have him on Rachel. He’s an interesting, well-spoken, intelligent guy. Much like “real” Alaskans, I suspect.

24 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod

i love Rachel’s laugh, don’t you?

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!

Sarah Palin steps down to deal with personal family issue…McCain says she will be replaced with Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

(kidding)

24 10 2008
Susan in PA (Goalie Sanka Hussein)

@Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin (15:56:32) :

“Seriously, we will have a huge party on November 4th. And I can’t think of any other people I would like to share this victory with than my mudpuppy family. AKM, can we live blog November 4th? Thank you!”

AKM, I second Nebraska Native’s motion for live blogging on Election Night! Too much fun! Pretty please?

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

Now is the winter of our discontent

24 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

time for these old bones to hit the hay, my friends, also. Everyone hold down the fort and keep the faith.

Rock On Obama/Biden.

And Godspeed to our man on his trip back to us tomorrow.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

Boo-hoo, the mean old filter

24 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (17:58:59)
I agree. It felt good to be informed about Hollis French before seeing him on Rachel Maddow. It was also nice to hear Rachel compliment Alaskans for how articulate and intelligent they are (as compared to the Governor).🙂

24 10 2008
antsy aka CommaLibertyP

I hope everyone remembers to read Margaret and Helen. Today’s blog is so good.

http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com/

Helen Philpot is some writer.

24 10 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Maybe we could live blog on the the night of Obama’s 30 minute ad time on all the networks on the 29th.

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

This is just a small test.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Night guys. You all make it lovely to rise up in the morning.

I missed much of what was said this evening, but I was there in spirit (and I know a lot about that).

Sleep well and know that ten more days is all we have got. Which is good for everyone else but us…..WAAAAAAA

What then…..what then..

24 10 2008
empish

By the time this election is over, I’m going to need some time at the Betty Ford center. glued to my headphones every weekday for CC’s show, while reading the blog, and trying to keep my other ear on cnn.
My husband has decided to wait until Nov 5 before trying to speak to me again. But I can stop! Anytime I want, right? And it wasn’t really rude to not answer the phone when my daughter called while Demo Memo was on, I was just too busy!

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Carol – had to deal with crisis – remote in bedroom missing. Still can’t find it for my husband.

Victory Gardens? Some day! Audtioned there. Strawdog is their theater co. (she and her husband)

24 10 2008
Deuce2 AL/Axe Diesel Hussein

Lacy Lady (15:02:03) :

There was a good ad on our local TV station. A Moose was talking about Palin. And it ended with the moose saying—-I should know!!!!!!! Very clever.
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Here is the link to the ad, I think. I saved it from a previous post.
http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2008/10/talking_moose_eye_on_ohio.html

24 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

empish – AnneinWA and I were setting up a 12-step program to get over all of this – after Nov. 4. She has disappeared – but I still think I’ll need to go into a program, too.

I was thinking today – all the media will need to go into withdrawl, too. I can’t imagine Daily Kos and HuffPo having as much traffic when this is over.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Carol(Chicago,IL) (17:58:25)

Seriously, I thought the tee meant ten and my jaw dropped.

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Well, it could happen….

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@empish,

But I can stop! Anytime I want, right?
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Nope, nah, nada, wrong….just not possible.

Once a mudpuppy………..ya know the rest folks

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Whew! Just back from watching the original Star Wars movie with my three sons.

All I can say is – it’s so obvious who represents the good side of the Force and the dark side of the Force in this election. The main difference between reality and the movie is that in the movie the Dark side actually has its act together somewhat!

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

Ok, who missed me? The mean old spam monster was holding me hostage all day..

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Hey, Marty, as a fellow resident of the Old Dominion, I missed you.

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

And, Marty, have you voted yet?! I did it earlier today, and the glow is still with me.

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

I had an odd incident early happen to me here this morning here at the Pittburgh International airport.

Some crazed woman with rectangular glasses spotted my Obama shirt and attacked me.

She held a moose gun to me and wrote a backwards S on my left cheek and a backwards P on my right cheek. Then she muddered something about fruitflies and released me.

I am not sure what that was about.

24 10 2008
whichferret

So I just checked in on the St Louis Blues Hockey game. And she seems to have cursed them too. She did not get as many boos there as she did in Philly. But when the team was coming out the goalie fell because of the carpet that was there for her that they are not used to having in their way. He ended up having to come out in the second period and so now they have their rookie in. And they are losing!!! Seriously I am not making this up. Wow!

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Almost forgot, she wrote it with lipstick. Strange.

24 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Bec Hussein in Illinois,

Freakin 12 step?? We need 24, eh?

We should talk….I have issues and ideas!

Hugs and for sure a real GOOD night.. my hubby has reached the limit of my absence.

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Hey, Eyes Wide Open,

Have you contacted Bill Burton so he can speak to the press about that? And have Obama and Biden called you to offer solace yet?

24 10 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Welcome back Marty (VA) Hussein!

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Deep Blue, nah, I just wiped it off me, I didn’t want to turn it into a big deal.

24 10 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

you have to see this:

“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03fcGelz8Hw”

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

… besides, I felt bad for her red faced old grandfather guy who was tagging on behind her.

24 10 2008
SMR

We all missed you Marty. Goes without saying.

Since someone introduced the Star Wars movie thing I don’t feel bad about introducing this…

Have you all seen Wall-E? Made plans to watch w/my daughter & mother last Sunday, we ended up with 10 people. Anyway, what a wonderful movie with a really profound message! Since the toddler is now 3 we are finally getting out to movies again. Took her to Kung Fu panda a couple of months ago (yuk). But I loved Wall-E — what an awesome movie. It really really really resonated with all of this crazy election stuff going on and the wall st. nightmare and a candidate that says global warming isn’t real…

God, what a great movie.

24 10 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

No I’ve heard of Strawdog. And, I just looked up their website-they’ve been getting good reviews.
My 19 year old son is just discovering theatre-I’ll head him in that direction.
I don’t get out as often.

Good luck on the remote-my cats always send them under chairs.

24 10 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

I’m watching KO (repeat) and they had parts of SP’s ‘policy speech’ today: she said twice how ‘the clothes don’t belong to her.’
That isn’t the point, and they just don’t get it, do they.
It’s the (*&^ amount of money the RNC spent on the clothes!!!
And they don’t get why that amount of money is flat out inappropriate.

They also showed her response to the question, “Are you a feminist?”
Answer: ‘I don’t want to answer that – I doesn’t want to be labled.’
AND THEN – KO plays her response from the Katie Couric interview.
Answer: “Yes, and I think it’s wonderful to try to ‘do it all’.”

24 10 2008
Lulu

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (15:41:23) wrote : “PITTSBURGH is on the front lines!…..Psssst. Here is a secret. DO NOT TELL THE TROLLS. Let McCain continue to waste a fortune here. Pennsylvania is not a Swing state. We are BLUE, BLUE, BLUE.”

Thanks, Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh! Your post really cheered me up. I did canvas in PA in September, and I’ve been feeling guilty that I haven’t gone back there yet this month….I am so glad that it will be blue, although Obama is still pushing super-hard there to make sure (got two mass e-mails on it tonight, and I’m not even a PA resident…)

@ EVERYONE. I have been on the road this past week, and barely able to read AKM’s posts. So much has happened. Woo-hoo, Palin reinforces her ditziness on SNL, the clothes scandal, and then the tenseness with Brian Williams & McCain…the $22,000 make-up person…I’m giddy with all of it. AND NOW, RACIST HOAX GATE?

I don’t think I’ll be able to post much next week either, but I wanted to pass along something from my spouse. He says we’re going to see more and more signs of what sore losers the Republicans are. There are so many signs of their sore loserness already, and RACIST HOAX GATE is just the latest round. So be on the watch. Sign-stealing, hanging effigies, crime hoaxes, pundits calling each other names: it’s only going to escalate AS OBAMA AND BIDEN WIN THE ELECTION!!!

Keep up the good work, everyone! Thanks again, AKM. I think the poll numbers show that the more we in the lower 48 got to know Gov. P, the less we liked her, & you helped to shine the light on the truth.

24 10 2008
suchanut

NPR is really good, you know? They really covered Michelle in Ohio very well.

Palin – special needs agenda? What? WTF???? Worked on it for a decade? Huh? WTF?

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Yahoo! I voted today! It wasn’t too bad. I went about 20 minutes before they closed, and I was out in an hour.

@Susan in PA (Goalie Sanka Hussein)

I love John McCain’s response to the $150,000 spent on the Palin family’s clothes – “She needed clothes.” WTF??

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Well, “Mr. I have 7 houses and 13 cars” obviously doesn’t find it odd to spend $150,000 on clothes. My friends, further evidence that Mr. McBush is out of touch. Are we watching a bad movie?

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Regarding Lulu’s post above – I suspect she is right and all I can say, thank goodness we are really in the home stretch now! We can make it if we stick together!

Thank goodness for Mudflats – I have never experienced such a troll-free site. What a safe haven.

24 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Pie Gallon Pailin (16:38:12) :

Off Topic, but it looks like a break in Baby Gate is forthcoming:

http://cajunboyinthecity.blogspot.com/2008/10/something-to-keep-eye-out-for-this.html
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We will all need Depends if this comes out on Monday.😀

24 10 2008
prettybrown

MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina (18:35:49) :
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It all apart of their spin game. They are just so used to saying whatever that it becomes natural to just open their mouths and spew.

24 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Eyes Wide Open, I really can’t figure out why McLame is spending money in PA. He hasn’t had a lead in PA since April. If they are spending their precious resources on designer clothes and a state that Obama has a double digit lead in, I think it’s a good sign.

Chuck Todd says they’re going after PA because of the older white voters there. McLame thinks he can get the Philly suburbs.

24 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Eyes wide open: What’s the schedule for Obama’s Pittsburgh appearance?

Thanks everyone for the positive comments on the polls. My sons have told me about 538, but I’ve been too nervous to look.

I voted on Monday. I made sure the machine correctly registered my vote too.

24 10 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

@ suchanut (18:39:56) :
Also on KO – in talking about her special needs concerns, she badmouths ‘wasted money, such as research on fruit flies in France.’
Shot down! Recent research on fruit flies (in the U.S., not France) have found a missing protein that causes nerve development to be susceptible to autism. KO and guest discussed how this should never have happened in a real policy speech.

24 10 2008
Susan in PA (Goalie Sanka Hussein)

@Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA:

You crack me up!

to St. Louis Blues fans – sorry you’ve been Palinized the way the Flyers were ~

Extra love to all those wonderful Pennsylvania Mudpuppies out there!

24 10 2008
Sue in Kansas

Two College Republicans on Greta saying they have found Obama campaign workers voting illegally in Ohio — has anyone else heard anything about this?

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

Nebraska Native AKA Froth Hussein Failin –
Re: cats typing. I think the answer would the collected works of E.T.A. Hoffmann.

24 10 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

@ suchanut (18:39:56) :
Sorry, it’s SP herself that’s doing the badmouthing. KO points out that her researchers are not doing their job.

24 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

West Virginian – 538 is an absolute must-read. It’s written by Obama supporters but lays out the data and the story without bias. And the numbers are looking VERY good for us these days.

fivethirtyeight.com

24 10 2008
suchanut

You can’t vote if you can’t match your ID to a registration log.

Period.

Mickey Mouse can’t vote.

They are so desperate it is laughable….

24 10 2008
Linda in Virginia
24 10 2008
suchanut

Linda in Virginia (18:49:39) :

I agree – I took a look but ewwww. I wonder if this is the bombshell referred to above?

24 10 2008
Sue in Kansas

They are saying that they registered in Ohio at the addresses they are staying and have voted. They did show a young man apologizing and saying that he didn’t understand the residency requirement. Thats all I have heard and of course it was on faux news.

24 10 2008
Deb

ok….have been “lurking” here trying to catch up while also trying to pack for a trip to Texas tomorrow (yes I have packed my red-neck deterrent)

pie-I read the cajun boy argument and while it would be quite a news story, I’m thinking sarah palin’s base would not be deterred by anything! she could be in cahoots with satan himself…and just introduce him as “lucifer the locksmith” and carry on her merry way!

24 10 2008
suchanut

Deb – how long are you going to be gone?

24 10 2008
suchanut

MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina (18:48:13) :

Thanks for the clarification…:)

24 10 2008
Deb

till next wednesday such…I’m taking my laptop with me…but I’ll be in the texas panhandle (no cable TV, no internet at my mom’s)….I’ll be stark raving mad in a RED state if I can’t “piggyback” onto a local internet user!!!

24 10 2008
suchanut

Deb – go to the library A LOT!!!!! 🙂

24 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye

Deep.. i am waiting to vote on 11/4.. I just feel the need to push the buttons on that day.. not sure why, but it seems important to be there on that day..

besides.. VA only has absentee, not early voting.. don’t you need an excuse to vote early?

24 10 2008
Susan in PA (Goalie Sanka Hussein)

New thread!

24 10 2008
Deb

such…I will, but this is a VERY small town who roll up their sidewalks at 8:00 pm! I’ll do what I can though….am going to visit my 89 year old mother, otherwise I would not go NOW!!

24 10 2008
bPoint

Greta’s mouth moves like Gumby or Mr. Bills

24 10 2008
whichferret

The St Louis Blues are about to lose 4 to 0. How does she expect to win over voters if she keeps screwing over their HOCKEY TEAMS????? Oh Great and Wondrous Hockey Mom my foot….more like Hockey Jinx

24 10 2008
Augie

Lulu (18:38:55),
Your hubby says we’ll be seeing more signs of Repub sore loserness has much merit. I’ve been seriously concerned about this since I first learned of the Army’s deployment of active duty troops within the US.

http://aclu.org/safefree/general/37274prs20081021.html

Maybe the government expects there to be race riots and an insurgency if McCain steals…uh, I mean, ‘wins’, the election.
I’m more concerned that an Obama landslide victory will set off all the racist, survivalist, skinhead, fundie whack jobs that we’ve all seen exampled throughout this campaign. Talk about your domestic terrorists!

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

Marty (VA) Hussein Waving Buh Bye (17:28:06) :

where am i??
i am trapped in limbo..! someone save me!

It’s okay, Marty. I think this is what they call an open thread. Don’t try to make sense out of it. That will only make it worse. Just relax…it’s Friday.

24 10 2008
Lulu

Augie (19:14:10) wrote :”@Lulu (18:38:55),
Your hubby says we’ll be seeing more signs of Repub sore loserness has much merit. I’ve been seriously concerned about this since I first learned of the Army’s deployment of active duty troops within the US.
http://aclu.org/safefree/general/37274prs20081021.html
Maybe the government expects there to be race riots and an insurgency if McCain steals…uh, I mean, ‘wins’, the election.
I’m more concerned that an Obama landslide victory will set off all the racist, survivalist, skinhead, fundie whack jobs….”

Excellent points, Augie.

24 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

@ Deuce2 AL/Axe Diesel Hussein (18:11:48) :
Very cute — thanks for the link

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I haven’t had a drink in….. about 30 yrs – but this election –
I may have to open a bottle of “something” either in celebration –
or commiseration (where I may decide to live in the bottle for the
next 4 yrs) j/k

24 10 2008
Susan in PA (Goalie Sanka Hussein)

@bPoint (19:03:40) :

I think she looks more like Clutch Cargo (am I showing my age?)~

24 10 2008
Deuce2 AL/Axe Diesel Hussein

antsy aka CommaLibertyP (18:06:24)
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And so bloody right she is.

24 10 2008
mwlfTHATONE40yrsAnchorage

so, my spouse and I were talking about what SP would be doing after 11/05…and he suggested she might be the figurehead CEO for some company…I said, “like what?” He couldn’t say exactly, so I said, like
Martha for KMart? How about SP designer fashions for Sears or something? Any ideas?

24 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Sorry for the delay in responding I was off line for a while.

Lulu, Sue in PA and rf11: Thank you.

West Va: All I know about Obama’s visit this coming Monday is that it is supposed to be at the Mellon Arenain the evening.

on to next thread

24 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

mmboucher (Florida) (18:30:33) :

you have to see this:

“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03fcGelz8Hw”
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A MUST SEE. Marked as a favorite and sent out to all my email buds.

25 10 2008
braveny

@Eyes Wide Open

LOLOL I feel your pain




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