Interesting Show With Breaking News Today on KUDO 1080am.

31 10 2008

There is some interesting news regarding Troopergate fallout coming momentarily on KUDO! CC’s show starts in just a few minutes.

You can stream it live HERE.

Highlights:

*Sarah Palin claims that her first amendment rights are threatened because the media is criticizing what she is saying on the campaign trail. Interesting claim that the freedom of the press to ask questions of politicians infringes the first amendment rights of the politicians… (head is spinning)

*Ted Stevens claimed last night during the Senatorial debate that he “hadn’t been convicted of anything.” Attorney Meg Simonian explains that under sentencing guidelines, Stevens’ continued denial of responsibility for his actions could serve to increase his sentence.

*Juror #4, the one who left the Ted Stevens trial to attend her father’s funeral, is summoned back to D.C. to explain her actions. She was not able to be contacted at the appointed time to discuss if she would be able to return to the trial last Monday.

*Palin has waived her confidentiality in the Personnel Board investigation, to allow public scrutiny. However, the other members of her staff who are being investigated have not. Therefore nothing is being released to the public. There are no guidelines in existence to determine what happens when a group is being investigated, and only one member has waived this right.

The question is, WHY has her staff refused to waive confidentiality. Palin, up until the point she was tapped to be the VP nominee told her staff to cooperate with any and all investigations. We’ve been given no explanation as to why the staff isn’t waiving this right.

It’s possible that this is, of course, a big PR move so Palin can appear to want open, honest process while knowing all the while she wouldn’t be accountable because of her uncooperative staff.

BREAKING NEWS – PRESS RELEASE CALLS FOR APOLOGY FROM THE McCAIN CAMPAIGN

BIPARTISAN CALL ON McCAIN CAMPAIGN FOR APOLOGY

TO FORMER ALASKA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSIONER

Campaign Attacks Career Law Enforcement Office Called “Unconscionable”

ANCHORAGE – Today a bipartisan call was made on the McCain Campaign for an apology to former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. The bi-partisan call was made by former Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Gail Phillips and former Senate President Chancy Croft. Both legislators expressed dismay at the negative characterizations made by McCain’s campaign staff that traveled to Alaska in September and October in an unsuccessful attempt to derail the Legislature’s bi-partisan “Troopergate” investigation. That investigation resulted in a report that was released, on a unanimous vote of the Alaska Legislature’s Legislative Council, on October 10, 2008.

Mr. Monegan, as conceded by Governor Palin in hiring him for the position, earned great respect throughout Alaska for his dedicated law enforcement work.

Former Speaker Phillips offered the following statement about Mr. Monegan, a former U.S. Marine, widely-respected career police officer, Anchorage Police Chief and State Public Safety Commissioner” “It’s unconscionable that an outside campaign organization which had no knowledge of the history, background or understanding of an Alaskan issue would come to our State to destroy the reputation and life of a dedicated Alaskan public servant, Walt Monegan. Senator McCain’s attempt to insert his campaign into action taken by the Alaska Legislature was wrong and poorly thought out.”

Former President Croft noted “Walt’s good reputation has become a casualty because of people who never met him, don’t live in Alaska and who valued political attack over honor. Gail and I are speaking for thousands of Alaskans of all political loyalties and we would like to help Walt get back his earned reputation for honesty and dedicated public service.”


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31 10 2008
JaneDoe

First?

31 10 2008
JaneDoe

OK now that I got that out of my system…I promise I will never do that again.
We need to take turns. Just wondered what it like.

Night all.

31 10 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

segundo????

31 10 2008
31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Dang, I can’t get it to play so can’t listen. Someone please update us as the show goes on. Thanks.

31 10 2008
BigPete

Lil’ Geese Whalebone Palin (15:01:57) :

tercero!!!

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

I’ve just been to the Muddy store and can’t decide – there’s so much!!

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

This sign should be at a store somewhere:

http://www.deusexmalcontent.com/2008/10/picture-of-week_28.html

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

What’s up? They just gave out a teaser.

If you can’t get it to stream, try opening in a new window. That helps sometimes.

31 10 2008
Erin

((rubbing hands together impatiently))

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Brit Abroad :

Sweden? Cool! I think I knew that though. But yeah we are both pretty much feeding off CNN International (and skynews)

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

This is getting juicy!

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Man, how come nothing is sticking to the teflon queen?

31 10 2008
Wolf Pup Hideme Palin

somebody please liveblog it!

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

AKM, you have eyes and ears everywhere. With much appreciation!

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

I can’t listen at work, dammit! Who is asking for an apology?

COMMANDO “That One” Hussein COALFIRE PALIN wants to know!

31 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

@nswfm CA (15:09:07) :
You owe me a keyboard!!!

31 10 2008
Lori W.

radio show host(ess) has run out of adjectives for Palin, she now has a scream machine to articulate her wrath – this is good. Says Palin is “desperate” and “scraping bottom of barrel!”

31 10 2008
Lori W.

says of Palin: “BE VERY AFRAID!” Where in Alaska is this radio station? Mudpuppies know?

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Jamie, Floridian in France (15:13:50) :

Man, how come nothing is sticking to the teflon queen?
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Oh, I don’t know. 20 points down in Alaska. Just under 2/3 of the entire USA thinks she’s not ready for the Presidency. Seems like something is sticking.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois
31 10 2008
0whole1

What’s the gist? I can’t get it to stream.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Before going to a break, said a lawyer named Meg would be interviewed.

31 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

@ Jamie
Oh good, glad you saw that… everyone disappeared off the last thread as I was writing.

Could someone tell me what’s happening, please??? Last time I tried live streaming KUDO my computer crashed…

31 10 2008
Lin Hussein

Ohh! The stream works for me–thanks!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Just getting started after the commercial

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@nswfm CA (15:15:52) :

ADM Alaska Politics blog has a letter from Gail Phillips (former R Speaker of the Alaska State House) and Chancy Croft (former D Alaska State Senate President) asking McCain for an apology over how the campaign treated Walt Monegan and Alaskans (http://community.adn.com/adn/node/133737)

@Lori W. (15:17:56) :

It’s in Anchorage.

31 10 2008
JaneDoe

…”valued political attack over honor.” WELL NOOOOOO KIDDING!

This can more than certainly be applied to the ENTIRE McCain/Palin campaign!

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

I hope those who can stream will keep the rest of us posted.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Haloween music with Stevie Wonder. Welcoming Meg (Maloney??) First amendment rights being attacked by reporters–says Palin ?!?

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

She is talking to Meg the attorney about the 1st ammendment right and Palin’s problem with reporters using it!

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Oh sorry, putting in parentheses made the link not work. Hopefully this will:

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/133737

31 10 2008
Lin Hussein

They are talking about Ted Stevens now.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Ted Stevens comments in last night’s debate with Dem candidate. Ted in “intense denial” over being convicted.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Now talking about last night’s debate and Stevens saying he hasn’t been found guilty of anything.

31 10 2008
ds55

Pat Buchanan, conservative poop, on MSNBC just said about Sarah Palin “She takes a beating and comes out with a smile.” WTF..?? That’s sounds like a battered woman.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

MSNBC has Pat Buchanan and Michelle Maulkin (?) singing the “it factor” Palin has.

HOPE I DON’T CATCH IT.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Thanks Denise — had to take break for trick-or-treaters!

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Bec Hussein, thanks for listening in Illinois and keeping us rural Alaskans posted with such succinct and insightful posts.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

McCain down to 30% in poll of ability to pick qualified people. Oh SARAH, sounds like you are hurting your partner and your own chances.

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

And the rest of you listening and commenting, also. Thanks a bunch. This is a fun way to listen–through your ears and … what’s the word for it…snarks?

31 10 2008
Sue

@Mudflats OFF TOPIC, sort of It is evident that some Reps. think Sarah Palin should run for Pres. in 2012. Personally, I would never like to see her on the ticket again. I know that she is in deep doodoo up there in AK, but Reps. just lie and lie, and people keep electing them even though they have been found guilty (like Stevens). I know there is a rumor that something hideous will be revealed about her family life after Nov. 4, but that is just a rumor. If it is true and ugly enough, her political career will be finished. But if this doesn’t happen, she must be kept constantly in “hot water” in AK so that the Rep. party won’t consider her ever again. Thank you for keeping us all informed of developments there; it helps us to know what to do to stop this awful woman.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Asking Meg about anything upcoming from this.

31 10 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Yay for bipartisan Alaskans who dare to speak out… and now it’s goodnight from Europe. Can’t wait to see what’s happened overnight (I always feel like I go to bed and miss the good stuff).

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

After sentencing he’ll have a report date and could very well be detained. Would have to step down. After sentencing – he sure can’t still claim he hasn’t been convicted.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

We may duplicate each other’s postings, but at least ya’ll will get something from those of us who can listen live. Not a bad thing to get verbal streaming verified by more than one Mudpuppy.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Lose right to vote after sentencing. Can’t start appeal until he as been sentenced

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Night, Brit.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Short time after sentencing to file points on appeal, and then it could take 18 months. She thinks he’ll have to serve while on appeal.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Almost always, convicted felons serve their sentence while appealing.

Uh oh, TED, pack your bags and toothbrush. Break.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I think she said she didn’t see anything to help his appeal. Am I right, Denis?

On commercial and news break.

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (15:32:00) :

You rock, live blogging for those of us limited in what we can catch while here…

OT–Made any pies yet?

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (15:32:47) :

Oh, you rock too!

31 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Bec, Good link. Thanks

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

WE LOVE YOU WALT MONEGAN!!! There. That should help😉

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Not on this topic, but via Sully, McCains Rejected RoboCalls

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

66 yo Wasilla man faces kidnapping charges after event today. Marijuana found growing in house where he held a woman.

Loverly Wasilla, which I can’t blame for Palin.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

20% off sale at Bell’s.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Yep, Bec, Meg the Lawyer says she sees no extenuating circumstances for Uncle Ted to stay out on appeal.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Monster Rock playing….Monster Mash

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

InJeneau – frozen pumpkin one that has been in my freezer since last Thanksgiving — for my husband’s birthday. My bad.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Simoneon–last name of Meg the Lawyer—who has been working on Personnel Board Issues. Could that be the good stuff coming?

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Back on – caller – talking about Ted’s statement coming back to haunt him.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

Just read the post additions and just am going to say: WOW, WOW, WOW!

Go get them! Please keep the Geezer and Dingbat out of politics!

Plus:

My favorite comment to a post from before:

Karma is a mofo…the GOP is going down like a cheap hooker.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Ken on line one says he wrote state drafts and legislation, says Stevens is convicted and full of it for being in denial.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Guy with law book in the phone now!!

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (15:37:48) :

Naaa, at least it’s a pie (and I’m guessing you made it). AND, at least it’s out of the freezer before THIS Thanksgiving!😉

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Gov’s self inflicted ethics complaints.

2 issues in letters Meg wrote:

Wrong a) Indy council to conduct investigation and it would be confidential BUT Palin waived hers and that means no longer confidential

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Timeout – trick-or-treaters. Loved CC’s comment — Ted Stevens is convicted and conflicted!

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

R Sen. Elizabeth Dole getting slammed in the press about a recent ad against her opponent D-Kay Hagen accusing her of associating with the “godless”.

“It has been roundly condemned by editorial boards in the state and even Carter Wrenn, a legendary political consultant with long ties to the late North Carolina Republican Sen. Jesse Helms, wrote on his blog: “My guess is the next sound you may hear will be the roof falling in on Liddy Dole.””

One link of many:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/10/the_dole_ad_over_the_line.html?nav=rss_blog

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bec

Ah, he is that…

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Wrong b) Palin disclosure form not signed and therefore doesn’t satisfy the law

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Saying bc other members of staff not waived, then must pursue with confidentiality.

Meg pointing out how 2x Palin openly criticized secrecy of Personnel Board.

31 10 2008
JaneDoe

…”Gail and I are speaking for thousands of Alaskans of all political loyalties and we would like to help Walt get back his earned reputation for honesty and dedicated public service.”

AKM…can we mudpuppies add our 2 cents as (non-Alaskans) to help this effort? How can we add our support for Walt on this? Any suggestions.

I think we’ve become ‘honorary Alaskans’ thanks to you!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

InJuneau – you got me all wrong – completely store bought frozen pie. I told you – it skipped a generation.

31 10 2008
Cartoon Pig Dog

It’s about time they demanded an apology. I was so pi$$ed off when they took the campaign up there just to try and stop the investigation, these are things people need to know BEFORE they elect that BimboBush into office. Thanks for letting us be the first to know AKM.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Meg’s cell phone breaking up.

Personnel Board head says staff refused to waive confidentiality. Meg trying to get them to agree to make public the recommendation by seperating it from the other employees.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Meg – public should not be at the mercy of the Personnel Board.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Palin has openly criticized the Personnel Board in the past for operating in secrecy!!! Then she picks them to “investigate” her and her employees.

Employees refused to waive confidentiality….Petumenos can make his statements public, as long as he doesn’t “out” the ones who want confidentiality. As you know, Palin waived confidentiality.

However, there is some question as to whether she signed anything that can charge her for perjury.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Meg says public should not be dependant on the PB to decide. Palin continues to say in public she wants report to be released, but getting it both ways when Palin senior staff doesn’t want report public.

Problem is law allows utter secrecy. Yikes.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Bigger question for Palin – why is it that her staff is refusing to open this investigation up to the public. What do they have to hide? (Meg)

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Meg says bigger ? is why the senior staff saying they want report kept private. What is being hidden and why?

31 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Thanks to Bec and others for live blogging!

OT:
pumpkin all ready to go — Obama’s logo. New and improved yardsign disguised for the evening as a ghost. Pumpkin will be indoors to protect it…. not dusk yet here in CA. Need to go order pizza for dinner….

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

At very least – she should tell the staff, that she appointed, who is keeping this secret.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Palin’s deposition was done under oath.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Sorry — Palin should tell the public that it is HER staff, that SHE appointed, who is keeping this secret. Public needs to know.

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Personnel Board is protecting SP’s first amendment rights?

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Meg thinks Palin is trying to have it both ways. Meg is being ignored by Palin’s lawyer. Palin has not made request for PB to honor her desire for report to be public.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

She had originally ordered her staff to cooperate fully and without secrecy….now they don’t want anything they say to be released…it’s being called “loyalty”.

the flawed disclosure form is an issue. There is a question about being under “oath”… but if she lies, she has a loophole because she didn’t sign it.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Commercial coming up — next question to Meg – what do we do next.

Eating frozen, pizza, blogging, and answer the door. Yikes.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Irishgirl – did you get the livestreaming – there is a lucky Irish commercial on right now! It is actually a political commercial. LOL

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

More Light Than Heat (15:48:00

What part of CA? I’m in NoCA, Santa Rosa.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

*can’t believe I’m listening to Alaska Radio*!!! LOL

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

More Light Than Heat (15:48:00

What part of CA?

31 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Sorry, very red part of CA — the Antelope Valley, specifically Palmdale.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Werewolves in London playing

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OMG — on TV – Entertainment Tonight — McCain and Anna Nicole at some awards show – and him saying he was a fan of her reality show. Egads.

31 10 2008
AKaurora

Perhaps this is why SP was running 2 hrs late to her speech. Anyone know if she ever got there?

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Ripley- lolol And CC is good! I listened to her last week. I think she’s Alaska’s answer to Rachel.🙂

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (15:44:02):

Oh, that’s right, I’d forgotten about it skipping a generation. But at least it IS out before this year’s T-day…

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Palin’s first amendment rights: to say and do whatever and not be criticized for it!!

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Alaskans are waiting for a call to action. Meg says focus on making sure results of PB investigation be made public. Will need a law suit after report done if Palin does not open report to public.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

we may never know if Palin’s case will be dismissed, the ethics violation one.

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

I just want you honorary Alaskans to kindly remember that we’re not all idiots up here, unlike what we’ve, unintendedly, unleased on the rest of you. I am SO embarrassed to be an Alaskan some days…

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Northern – hasn’t that always seemed to be Palin’s way?

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

If report shows cause to suspect probable cause–then judge announced.

Probable cause with corrective action taken or Case dismissed, then public won’t even know!!!!

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Meg says public should call on PB to make her part of report and recommendations and actions public.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

public is being called on to request her testimony to be released to the public… Let’s get those letters going, Mudders!!!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Meg’s recommendations to the public:

Call on personnel board to honor Gov’s waiver of confidentiality and make results and action by her public.

Huh Denise?

31 10 2008
Chris Blask

Palin should read the First Amendment. NavyBlueWife has some advice for her here: http://www.motleymoose.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=586

31 10 2008
Laurie

@injuneau….good heavens friend….Alaska isnt the only place that has lousy politicians. We all have our fair share….palin just happens to be playing on a bigger stage than some.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OK Alaskans – go for it. Call Palin on this. Get the truth.

Meg Sumonian — website – I’ll pull it up

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Hey, why don’t those people on the radio talk like they are from Minnesota? Aren’t they Alaskans?

31 10 2008
katiebegood

What I think would be great is if Walt Monegan runs against Sarah Palin if she runs for Governor again. Or if she goes for Senator, he should run against her. I think he should run against her in any primary she runs in, after all, he is also a Republican, isn’t he?

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

California, your governor is campaigning with McCain and accusing Obama of being “skinny”. Hahahahahaha!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois
31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

I posted on the previous thread, and noticed I was there by myself!

Any wagers on the Election?

I say Obama will receive 301 Electorials. (Did I say that correctly)?

Whoever hits the correct number, everyone will have to pitch in and send them to DC on 1/20 for Inauguration!

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

InJuneau, my governor went to jail for taking “free” favors ie: house renovations, trips, cigars…. I can’t wait to see SWWNBN get charged in the same way. They will get her…. They will.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois
31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois
31 10 2008
NMJ

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (15:34:43) : Loverly Wasilla, which I can’t blame for Palin.

No, but you can blame Palin for Wasilla.

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

I predict the race is too tight for predictions and we need to focus on getting out the vote. The turnout is going to be huge on both sides.

31 10 2008
New Boston Yankee

What a wonderful public service Mudflats provided through the link to the live radio show discussing the Ted Stevens case AND the Sarah Palin Troopergate case. Those of us in New England and across the Lower 48 have by far fewer opportunities to hear such a succinct explanation of the applicable arguments in both topics.

I plan to Google Meg Simonian/Van Fleim as suggested (by the radio host) for even more information.

Great work as usual Mudflats. Keep it up.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Ripley – this just got one step closer yesterday for something like this happening in Illinois — again. We have a governor problem here, too. Repeatedly!

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (15:55:40) :

I just want you honorary Alaskans to kindly remember that we’re not all idiots up here, unlike what we’ve, unintendedly, unleased on the rest of you. I am SO embarrassed to be an Alaskan some days…
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Never, never, never think anyone on this site is less than bright and articulate and passionate and funny and fun and . . . you get the drift. NOT JUDGING YOU.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

and Gee, guess what the letter was after his name? John Rowland, (R). I know, you are all shocked that it was a repuglican. LOL

31 10 2008
katiebegood

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (15:51:27) :
More Light Than Heat (15:48:00
What part of CA? I’m in NoCA, Santa Rosa.

That’s where I lived before I moved to Corvallis Oregon. My daughter still lives in Santa Rosa. I don’t miss it much. Corvallis is like Santa Rosa was 25 years ago! Plus, we get to vote by mail and I really like that!

As a matter of fact I’m hoping that Obama pushes for nationwide vote by mail. That will cure all the problems we are having with voter disenfranchisement and flipped votes. Imagine, voting in your kitchen up to two weeks before the election and then dropping your ballot off at the library. No lines, no muss, no fuss!

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (15:55:40) :

Awwwww… you called me an Honorary Alaskan! That’s so nice…🙂

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

OK, trying to post this again, as I just got the following message when I tried to post it 30 seconds ago:

You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.

Anyone else ever gotten this error from WordPress?

@Laurie (15:58:10) :

Thank you, and I know we’re not the only ones with whacko pols. It just seems that way sometimes with all the “actually” convicted pols who are already serving time, Sen. Stevens, Palin, and who knows who else. Plus, there are all those other things that have made AK a national laughingstock over the past few years (Bong Hits for Jesus case all the way to the SCOTUS…).

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Northern Exposure (16:02:04) :

I predict the race is too tight for predictions and we need to focus on getting out the vote. The turnout is going to be huge on both sides.
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Are you serious? Do you see harm in predicting the outcome? We are all getting out the vote.

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

“Bec– hasn’t that always seemed to be Palin’s way?”

Yeah, but this is the first time she codified it in the constitution.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Tally of early voting in Alaska is already higher than it was 4 years ago!

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Northern Exposure (15:59:25) :

California, your governor is campaigning with McCain and accusing Obama of being “skinny”. Hahahahahaha!
+++++++++++++

I didn’t vote for Arnie. Have battled his plans many times. He is married to a Kennedy and you have got to know his house is fun sometimes. Arnie was in a deadlock with the Dem state legislature until Arnie went with more progressive ideas. Others were stalemated.

31 10 2008
antiAnti

MIssouri once elected a dead guy.

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (16:04:54) :

Hey, the way I figure it, you’re ALL honorary Alaskans by now. Now, if we could just figure out a way to get you all registered to vote here to help in the next election, that would be fabulous!

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Here it comes… the headline story. Chancy Croft is on

31 10 2008
katiebegood

Northern Exposure (16:02:04) :
I predict the race is too tight for predictions and we need to focus on getting out the vote. The turnout is going to be huge on both sides.

I agree with your focus on getting out the vote, but I don’t think it is tight. The last poll showed Obama ahead by 10 in popular vote and all the sites following the EV show him winning easily. I actually think it’s going to be a landslide. I think a lot of Republicans are going to sit it out. The only Republicans I know who aren’t going to vote for Obama are not voting. They can never vote for a Democrat (I really don’t get that) but they also can’t bring themselves to vote for McCain/Palin so they are sitting it out. I think the reason why some polls show it tightening is because they only poll people who say they are definitely going to vote. Therefore they are under counting registered voters who have chosen not to vote at all.

I could be wrong, but that’s the way I see it.

31 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Ok Muddpuppies time to do some work.
Go to CNN and tell them what you think about this:

Today, CNN announced that it will be hosting a one-hour special this weekend called “Election Countdown: View from the Right,” featuring prominent right-wing pundits. However, it doesn’t appear that there will be a corresponding special featuring progressive voices.
Here is the link:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form1.html?39

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Yeah, I’m serious. Honest.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

katiebegood (16:04:06) :

Hey! Nice to meet you. You could probably afford a vacation house here now. Ha! Real estate is down like many places.

Glad you like where you are. Say your daughter lives here still?

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@AKaurora (15:53:15) :

Perhaps this is why SP was running 2 hrs late to her speech. Anyone know if she ever got there?
—————————————————–
When you have a private jet and the Secret Service to smoothe your path, a hair and make-up person on hand, and an adoring crowd waiting for you, what could possibly make you 2 hours late?

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

More light than heat, what part of CA is your town/city in? I’m a transplant to CA, so don’t know my counties well.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

He says that Monegan (our hero) says money to pay troopers comes from the Legislature. And guess who guides where that money comes from? You know it, SWWNBN

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (16:07:57) :

Cool. Chancy is a great guy! So is his son Eric, who also used to be in the AK Legislature and has recently announced that he’s going to run for mayor of Anchorage (after losing in the last D primary for Gov. race).

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Maybe do the predictions on a Forum thread? It makes me nervous out here. Don’t mean to be a spoil sport. Just concerned.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Axelrod is on KO talking about latest red state additions for advertising.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

InJuneau – I forgot/didn’t realize that Bong Hits For Jesus was from Alaska!

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

I ate all of the halloween candy last night and here I am again hiding from the cute kiddies in my basement on Mudflats again, I used to be a normal person.

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

I hadn’t really looked at the map until recently when someone posted it here. The Obama campaign are truly INTELLIGENT, and should be commended for such a TERRIFIC grassroot movement!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Thanks Denise for the KO – I had on Wife Swap and the one husband looked like Joe the Plumber. Had to find something else! I have MSNBC on all day – and had taken a break.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Nebraska – so sad – you can have my leftover candy. I think I’ve gained 10 pounds since Palin was chosen, from being on the computer 24/7.

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (16:11:44) :

Oh yes, BHFJ is from right here in my very own town… Talk about not understanding First Amendment rights (and by that I am referring to the principal and the school board, NOT the kid…)!

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:13:00) :

Oh, you didn’t make it all into a candy pie and eat that did you?

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

Be… I am watching some idiot celebrity weird curse death thing instead of MSNBC just for this hour in an attempt to get away from the election. And Mudflats is so helpful in that respect, also.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Axelrod had it a bit wrong – they are in Hammond, IN tonight – not Gary! Campaign fatigue! The rally was all over the news, people started camping out there at 6 AM this morning to get in. Obama will be speaking about 8:30 PM central time. Had to carve out a little time for his daughters tonight.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

Be=Bec in some parts of the world

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:13:00) : LMAO!!! I would join you there! Got any Butterfingers?

Croft will send a copy of the letter to SWWNBN… now they are taking calls.

Caller: he was fired because he couldn’t fill positions, but is there no support? Answer: Yes. Public policy problem. Lacking resources for troopers.
Translation: Not Monegan’s fault.

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Sorry, Denise. Wasn’t laughing at California. At you’re a blue state (I hope). For Swartzenegger, calling Obama “skinny” is like Palin accusing him of “pallin’ around with those terrorists”. It just strikes my funny bone.

Maria should rebuke him harshly for this!

31 10 2008
Dianna

antiAnti (16:07:03) :
MIssouri once elected a dead guy.

How did that happen?

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

My honey just cast his vote for Obama! Yeah!!!!! He was the last slacker in the family!

31 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

My mind is swirling as I try to understand Palin saying her first amendment rights were violated because she is criticized for what she says! What in the world is she sniffing?

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

InJuneau – how about that school district in Defiance, Ohio bussing all their kids to a McCain rally yesterday? Yeah – for a “civic lesson.” I thought it was really bad judgement. But McCain needed the 4,000 kiddies to fill up the place.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

More Light Than Heat (15:52:20) :

Just googled “the Antelope Valley, specifically Palmdale” and looks like you are near LA. Yep, you’re not as blue as NoCA. Although there are plenty of Repubs here and some communities that tend Repub, too.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Hurray – Let’s Get. Go honey.

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (16:18:15) :

I think, perhaps, and except for the past two months, she’s been breathing in a bit too much of that Wasilla air (it IS the meth capital of AK…).

31 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

I’m in LA Co — so SoCal. If you look at a map that shows terrain, there’s a tipped over triangle shape just north of the LA basin (inland). We’re sort of in the middle of that. Edwards AFB is close. The valley’s formed by 2 faults — the San Andreas and the Tehachipi faults. It’s an area called the High Desert.

31 10 2008
Dianna

Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:13:00) :
I ate all of the halloween candy last night and here I am again hiding from the cute kiddies in my basement on Mudflats again, I used to be a normal person.

LOL

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Congratulations, Let’s Get Real. Sometimes those family hurdles seem the highest!

31 10 2008
Lori W.

California here (also). Los Angeles. We recalled last Gov. and went from bad to worse with Arnold.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

@Ripley… candy is allllllllll gone.
@InJuneau… a pie would mean I had left the computer, I just ate it, one little almond joy bar after another…

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (16:19:02) :

Yup, nearly fell out of my chair when I saw that! UNBELIEVEABLE! Maybe we’re losing our laughingstock position?

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Dianna – I remember that dead guy vote! But isn’t Claire the greatest? Love her. Tremendous Obama supporter. I was watching her campaign 2 years ago.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

lol. playing Alice Cooper “welcome to my nightmare”.

31 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Dianna here you go:
The late Gov. Mel Carnahan collected enough votes to beat out incumbent Republican Sen. John Ashcroft for the U.S. Senate seat from Missouri.

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/11/07/senate.missouri/

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Ted Stevens gets to keep his law license. Till appeal is over.

Ooohhh this woman is SNARKY!!! I like her

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Funny how Eagleburger backtracked on his Palin slam! Poor old guy.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Northern Exposure (16:17:14) :

Sorry, Denise. Wasn’t laughing at California. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Oh, no problem with you laughing if you want to. PLENTY to laugh at. I just get riled about the whole Arnie thing, starting with a very expensive recall and numerous propositions he has pushed uphill and extreme borrowing.

Nothing you said, Northern Ex. It is my scab that bleeds easily.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

Dianna (16:17:20) : He died before the election but the ballots were all ready printed, so he was elected and his wife served his term. And if I could remember his name, I would give myself a major award.

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Is Maria on the stump for Obama?

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:20:49) :

Hm, I KNEW there was a reason I hadn’t opened our bags yet. 2 big bags from Costco, and I have no idea what’s in them! (Spouse grabbed them when we were there a week or so ago, so I haven’t even looked at them). I think there are Almond Joys in there, not that I could send them along the “‘tubes” quickly enough for you to give them out, or eat them…

31 10 2008
Lara

@ InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (15:55:40) :I just want you honorary Alaskans to kindly remember that we’re not all idiots up here, unlike what we’ve, unintendedly, unleased on the rest of you. I am SO embarrassed to be an Alaskan some days…

I don’t think you need to be embarassed. We have corruption in our state too. Most states do. But what many states don’t have is people who stand up for what is right over partisan concerns. Even one of the guys who was part of the lawsuit to stop release of the report voted to release the findings. A republican crossed party lines to allow the subpoenas to go forward. Many Alaskans on BOTH sides of the aisle has shown they will do what is right rather than expedient.
And besides – we know you aren’t ALL idiots – there’s AKM !!!!

(and several of his blogger buddies) and the women around the kitchen table that organized the anti-Palin rally that outpeformed the RNC orchestrated Palin rally, and the volunteers who organized the Obama rallys that outperformed the Palin rally, and lots of evidence of very good, wise people in Alaska and all those people from Alaska writing postcards for swing states, and…….

I’d be very proud to be an honorary Alaskan.

31 10 2008
antiAnti

I was just trying to make the point that _every_ state in the union has its little political oddities. –

Info on Missouri’s electing a dead guy.

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/11/07/senate.missouri/

31 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

Dianna here is the story about the dead guy beating Ashcroft:
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/11/07/senate.missouri/

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (16:22:43) :
KUDO Stevens’ license was suspended by Bar Association

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

Bec Hussein in Illinois (16:22:45) : He backtracked???? How so?

31 10 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

G’nite from Ireland. Obama is going to win!!!!

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (16:24:31) : That was just stated on the radio. It was “breaking news”.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Lori W. (16:20:43) :

California here (also). Los Angeles. We recalled last Gov. and went from bad to worse with Arnold.
++++++++++++

AMEN sister. And it was over a tag tax that was going to be mostly on expensive autos. No, we had to borrow from WallStreet. Now, 2 terms later, we are deeply in debt and guess what I heard floated again—-a tag tax increase.

Recalled Governor Gray Davis must be gloating.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Ain’t Google grand?! RE: Missouri – I Googled Missouri dead candidate:

The late Gov. Mel Carnahan collected enough votes to beat out incumbent Republican Sen. John Ashcroft for the U.S. Senate seat from Missouri.

It was John Ashcroft that lost. Broke up that little musical quartet he was in.

31 10 2008
Dianna

Bec Hussein in Illinois (16:20:59) :
Dianna – I remember that dead guy vote! But isn’t Claire the greatest? Love her. Tremendous Obama supporter. I was watching her campaign 2 years ago.

I am rolling over here with laughter about whoever is hiding in the basement from the trick or treaters. And whoever ate the mini Almond Joys … one after another! OMG I have tears in my eyes. I just bought extra bags… I knew.

31 10 2008
Lurker "That one" Hussein Palin

antiAnti I tried to post this, but the spam filter must have gotten me?

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Nebraska — on KO – they were just showing how Eagleberger (sp?) said he didn’t mean it about Palin not being ready. That of course, she would have the most marvelous teacher — McCain — to teach her everything. It was a pathetic attempt.

Like we need someone on training wheels to run this country in the time of a major crisis (death/incapacity of a president) At this time of our already crisis-ridden state?

31 10 2008
Dianna

Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:23:04) :
Dianna (16:17:20) : He died before the election but the ballots were all ready printed, so he was elected and his wife served his term. And if I could remember his name, I would give myself a major award.

How did she do? Did she get re-elected.

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

antiAnti (16:24:16) :

I was just trying to make the point that _every_ state in the union has its little political oddities. –

Info on Missouri’s electing a dead guy.

———————–

I thought you were joking!

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

For Arnold, the worst insult he can think of is that someone is skinny. Hahahahaha!!

31 10 2008
antiAnti

Lurker “That one” Hussein Palin (16:27:15) :

Ah, the mystery of the spam filter sensitivity. Some days it doesn’t like me either.
—-
Apologies to all getting us all OT on the dead guy vote. (But natural here in Missouri its just part of the lore, like Mark Twain.)

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Dianna – I just snarfed down about 12 mini-Whopper malted milk balls while I was typing. May be sick. They say don’t eat while you do something else because you lose track of how much you eat????? So true.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

More Light than heat, High desert sounds beautiful. I spent the night in Palm Springs. Loved all the wind-turbines in the early slanting sunlight.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

@Bec… thanks… too little too late?
@Dianna, I don’t know, I am waiting for Bec to google it again!🙂

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Hey, CA, swap ya governors? And first mates? We get laughs and Maria and you get Barbie and the Iron-Man King!

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

OT: Bill Maher comes on to night…I look forward to hearing his panel discussions, and by some chance if McShame/Plain win (steal) this election…he showcases other countries for those who say they will leave the country if this happens.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

MINI whoppers!!!!!!!!!!!! And they will be on sale tomorrow!

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Bec Hussein in Illinois (16:31:44) They say don’t eat while you do something else because you lose track of how much you eat?????

Has anyone seen my cat?

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Northern Exposure (16:30:51) :

For Arnold, the worst insult he can think of is that someone is skinny. Hahahahaha!!
++++++++++++

Yep, a gurly man.

Arnie broke a bone not too long ago while skiing (sp). I wondered then if his steroid history was going to hurt his longterm health. Better skinny than early death.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

@Ripley… um you are vegetarian aren’t you? That would be so wrong for a vegetarian also.

31 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Or is it Arnie who is the Iron-Man King and our first dood King of the Iron-Dog?
OK, I’ll take a break now.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Northern Exposure (16:32:56) :

Hey, CA, swap ya governors? And first mates? We get laughs and Maria and you get Barbie and the Iron-Man King!
+++++++++++

Do we get your 30 billion trust fund? Caribou won’t have much to work with down here. And our Dem legislators made Arnie’s life hell. Even our nurses ran a concerted campaign against Arnie—and kicked his muscled whatever.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

(I know I am not being intellectual here, but one wonders, doesn’t one, why we are not at Halloween parties, or in my case, answering the door, and also, are we going to make it through the next four days, or 3.5 days, without going stark-raving mad?)

31 10 2008
Dianna

My jaws hurt from laughing! We ran out of candy, handing out crackers now. Getting some negative comments from the kids. Picky. LOL

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:35:48)

Here’s what I say to my cat when she begs as I eat my Vegetable fried rice and deep fried shrimp…. “Beaker (her name), cat’s don’t EAT Chinese food, they ARE Chinese food!”

And yes, I am vegetarian, for the most part. Seafood is ok.😉 Which is why I am worried as to the whereabouts of my cat!!!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Sorry -delay from candy overdose. I Googled the Dead election story again —

Jean Anne Carpenter Carnahan (born December 20, 1933) is an American politician and writer who served in the United States Senate from 2001 to 2002. A Democrat, she was appointed to the Senate to fill the seat of her posthumously elected husband, becoming the first woman to represent Missouri in the Senate.

In 2002, Jean Carnahan ran as an incumbent for a full term, but was defeated in a close race by Republican James Talent; the margin was only 22,000 votes, 49.8%-48.6%.

She didn’t make re-election.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Of course, I meant CATS, not possessive cat’s. Duh…. I think I’ve already gone mad.

31 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

Dianna (16:38:28) : Whoa… that is really lame, and I like it a lot🙂 I did little bundles of pennies out of desperation one year, and that didn’t get critical acclaim, either.

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (16:25:55) :
eajphd Molten Contra Palin (16:24:31) : That was just stated on the radio. It was “breaking news”.

Yes Ripley, indeed it was and I wasn’t trying to correct you. I wasn’t sure if you had the radio link on so I thought you’d be interested.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bec in Illinois, we made a dang good tag team.

I was speed typing, listening hard, and hoping if I didn’t get it that you or somebody else did. What fun. I tell you what, makes the election bearable somedays.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bec in Illinois, we made a dang good tag team.

I was speed typing, listening hard, and hoping if I didn’t get it that you or somebody else did. What fun. I tell you what, makes the election bearable somedays.

31 10 2008
Krubozumo Nyankoye

More light than heat….

Um, that would be the Garlock fault. Runs from the San Andreas in an arc all the way to Death Valley. Just sayin’. 🙂 If you’re gonna live in California you
have to know your faults! 🙂

31 10 2008
BonnieBe

“Palin: My First Amendment Rights are Threatened by Criticism” is the lead story on The Huffington Post right now, with 5,261 comments. To read the original article by Glen Greenwald with an audio link to the radio interview, as well as updates by Greenwald, go to Salon.com (sorry, I don’t know how to do direct links.)

P.S. The actual radio interview with SWWNBN is pitiful, because you can tell that she thinks she is doing a masterful job of defending her right to free speech, instead of showing how utterly, utterly, clueless she is about what “free speech” means. UNBELIEVABLE!

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

I second or third that not voting for Arnold. They created such a stink over the so-called car tax. The recall was a joke. They were nasty to Arianna Huffington. I worked in Sacramento for about 6 months when that was going on, about 3 blocks from the Capitol Building. I loved Sac while I was there, but voted against the recall, for Gray Davis during 2003. When he was re-elected, I voted Dem. What BS that all he has to say about Obama is that he’s skinny. Arnie probably took illegal steroids, among other things.

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Nebraska Native-
Please tell Injuneau that Nebraska tends to only elect NU football heroes to government positions- God bless St. Tom:)

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

nswfm CA (16:46:44) :

Arnie admits that he took steroids. But he does now say it’s a bad idea for kids.

31 10 2008
Dianna

Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:40:38) :
Dianna (16:38:28) : Whoa… that is really lame, and I like it a lot I did little bundles of pennies out of desperation one year, and that didn’t get critical acclaim, either.

They aren’t buying into how much healthier the crackers are for them. (We are the fattest people in America for goodness sakes). And one youngster tried to take the Obama sign I just put in the yard. Martha just sent that to me! I didn’t put the Alaska for Obama out there, as that is my keepsake sign. I live in Mississippi, by the way.

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

More tricks than treats for Caribou Barbie this Halloween:

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Published: October 31st, 2008 03:54 PM
Last Modified: October 31st, 2008 03:55 PM
NONPROFIT FAME FOR PALIN? The Associated Press reports today that Gov. Sarah Palin may not be able to cash in on her fame with a book deal or lecture tour.

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A provision of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act restricts outside employment. It says: “The head of a principal executive department of the state may not accept employment for compensation outside the agency that the executive head serves.”

Senior Assistant Attorney General David Jones said the section likely applies to the governor but it’s not clear what constitutes “employment.”

“Clearly, the intent of the statute is to make it clear these are full-time jobs. If you are a commissioner, for example, you can’t be working in the private sector. But does that mean you can’t go out and give a speech now and then for an honorarium? I don’t know. I don’t know that we have interpreted it for that purpose in the past,” Jones said.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:38:22)

No trick or treaters–scavengers–here yet because we are still in daylight. We will be inundated though. Get hundreds and hundreds. We give till candy is gone, then turn off the lights and bolt the door. Still, they climb a flight of steep stairs and ring ring ring.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

Don’t want to trade governors with AK, either. She didn’t think TX was so great when giving “birth”, so she’d really hate CA, biggest blue state around.

The nurses were right to kick Arnie’s backside. He was insulting then, too. Karma’s a mofo, remember Arnold?

And I got a laugh out of the posting too fast comment–I only type about 35 words per min, so I know I’LL NEVER see that message!

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Oh, and let me add myself to the not-a-big-fan-of -the-Governator club. I didn’t even like him much as a celebrity, although I’ll admit he has a sense of humor.

Gray Davis wasn’t much of a Governor, but all the folks who voted for Arnie because they thought he was “post-partisan” were simply ignoring the fact that he is a REPUBLICAN.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

I wouldn’t doubt that he did other things besides steroids, either.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Dianna (16:49:36) :
BTW, that is so damn cool that Martha sent you those signs. YAY Martha.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Is anybody else SICK OF JOE THE PLUMBER?!?!?!

Two wars, the economy in the toilet, 8 years of civil abuse and constitutional decline, and McPalin’s BIG CLOSE is Joe the Plumber. God help us if they win.

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

I love John Cleese… he’s hysterical about the “my fellow prisoners” comment by McINsane. On KO

31 10 2008
Dianna

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:52:16) :
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:38:22)

No trick or treaters–scavengers–here yet because we are still in daylight. We will be inundated though. Get hundreds and hundreds. We give till candy is gone, then turn off the lights and bolt the door. Still, they climb a flight of steep stairs and ring ring ring.

Do you take out a small loan to buy the candy? lol

31 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Obama is too skinny? I didn’t realize there was a weight qualification to be president.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

Davis got screwed by the Enron clusterF. He signed contracts for electricity at a high rate at the time, but when natural gas prices were going up, we Californians actually benefited from the electricity rates being locked in. Most times, people don’t realize that. I agree that the budget process is screwed up, but the hard-right republicans just stomp their feet and say no taxes. Tom McClintock was termed out in my area and is trying to get elected up near Sac’to–he ran against Arnie and can’t get elected to state wide office, which is why he needs to run in a place where the republican got nailed for his connections with Jack Abramoff. That GOP, what a party!

31 10 2008
Dianna

trangelet Hussein (16:55:24) :
Dianna (16:49:36) :
BTW, that is so damn cool that Martha sent you those signs. YAY Martha.

She is awesome! I couldn’t wait to put one in the yard and admire it. I am sitting here with the Alaska for Obama sign facing me.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Denise — delay here – son called – I had to get on him not to miss voting on Tuesday. It is his duty.

So that was really fun. Did I say I was eating pizza, had Entertainment Tonight on, was answering Trick-or-Treaters all at the same time we were live reporting on the radio feed. Multi-tasking marathon. I need a nap before Bill Maher is on.

Oh – I think the Obama rally in Indiana should be on in a half hour. Wonder if they will cut into to Rachel to show it.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

strangelet Hussein (16:53:17) :

nswfm CA (16:54:52) :

Krubozumo Nyankoye (16:45:22) :

more light than heat

Are we all CA? Did I get everybody?

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

I am sick of Joe-the-unlicensed-plumber. If you are gonna whine about taxes, it would be good to be current on your bill. Otherwise, you are a tax deadbeat and should be persued until you are paid up.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:55:48) :

Is anybody else SICK OF JOE THE PLUMBER?!?!?!
——————————————————-

Yes. If I were a religious person, I might consider this election (at least the McCain campaign) as a sign that the End of Days was approaching.

I’m about to be 61. I’ve paid attention to twelve Presidential campaigns. Some have been better than others. But in this one, we get Sarah Palin as VP candidate, and Sam the Handyman as the big closing icon. They wouldn’t have invented this on South Park.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Ripley – I kind of was able to pick up Cleese and the “my fellow prisoners” discussion on KO while talking to son. I record it – so will pick it up later. I love him, too!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Brilliant, Stranglet — shall we bet money that Joe WILL show up as a character on South Park. But of course!

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Ok, mudpuppies; us English teachers frown on the use of foul language in public:

“Boehner Calls Obama ‘Chicken Shit’ for Voting Present in State Senate”

tsk, tsk…such language:)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081031/pl_politico/25167;_ylt=Ati4T9zjPdQNAkxgO6P2VnuyFz4D

31 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

I thought it was interesting that Joe the Plumber used to live in Mesa, AZ. There was a link earlier today somewhere on here. Guess he has some overdue tickets there. Guess he’ll have to pay them before he runs for Congress.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Dianna (16:56:25) :

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:52:16) :
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein (16:38:22)

No trick or treaters–scavengers–here yet because we are still in daylight. We will be inundated though. Get hundreds and hundreds. We give till candy is gone, then turn off the lights and bolt the door. Still, they climb a flight of steep stairs and ring ring ring.

Do you take out a small loan to buy the candy? lol
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I bought 12 bags this year. Last year, I just turned around and gave out what the girls had gotten elsewhere but didn’t want.

It looks like a costumed marathon in our neighborhood. Nuts. They will start soon and not quit ringing until 10 pm.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

nswfm CA (16:59:54) :

No doubt Davis got screwed by the spot-market energy ripoff (as did we all). But he still wasn’t really a very effective Gov.

Disclosure: I am a Democrat; I voted for Gray both times, and I voted NO on the recall. But he still wasn’t that impressive.

31 10 2008
Trini

Halloween is officially over. I took great delight in telling accompaning parents to vote Obama! I had 100% in cheers in favor of Obama! When I didn’t see parents (I’m sure there were somewhere nearby), I told the kids “now tell your parents that they need to vote for Obama. One seemingly 8 year old told me “they already know that”. I had a long talk with one woman who had her kid in a stroller (still got candy, the kid was cute). She told me about the difficulty that she had in getting registered, but was finally able to do so. She is definately voting Obama. It was so much fun to talk to people about Obama and everyone, I mean. everyone, was supportive of him. I get about 100 kids for trick-or-treating, so I was campaigning rather hard. Still have candy left and it is MINE!

31 10 2008
Glenn2008

CO Almost Native (16:50:48) :

“A provision of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act restricts outside employment. It says: “The head of a principal executive department of the state may not accept employment for compensation outside the agency that the executive head serves.”

No worries. She will soon figure she is NOT part of the executive branch…

31 10 2008
ds55

@ West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (16:57:28) ://Obama is too skinny? I didn’t realize there was a weight qualification to be president.//

The Gov. of California would be a tall, skinny guy too if he hadn’t pumped himself up bodybuilding years ago.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

What a deadbeat! And he’s as big a dope as Caribou Barbie, but more articulate (she set the bar so low, he must have tripped on it)–like all this stuff from his past wouldn’t be dug up when he’s shooting his mouth off?

He doesn’t make enough money to buy the plumbing business, he is going to get a tax decrease under an Obama administration, and he is STILL WHINING? Someone made a comment earlier that if he was the one awarded custody, the mom must have been something else. Whoever said that is probably right.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Wow Trini! Where do you live?

I had my sign in my yard and it didn’t keep them away, that I know of. If they are offended – they don’t get my candy!

31 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

@ Krubozumo
I stand corrected. And yes, we do have our faults around here.😉 I’ve lived in CA most of my life and had never heard it called other than the Tehachipi (sp).

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Bec Hussein in Illinois (17:04:04) :

I’m sure it is only a matter of time. Since he is a private citizen, I suppose they’ll need to get a release, but he seems to be such a publicity hound that I expect he’ll go for it, even if they mock him.

Ridiculous, isn’t it, that he is probably going to come out of this election with notoriety, and probably a fair amount of cash (didn’t someone already pay his delinquent tax bill?) just for being an asshole?

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Mudpuppies-

I think my last posting got bleeped because I quoted the title exactly, and it had a bad word in it. Tsk, tsk Boehner…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081031/pl_politico/25167;_ylt=Ati4T9zjPdQNAkxgO6P2VnuyFz4D

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

nswfm CA (17:02:17) :

I am sick of Joe-the-unlicensed-plumber.

strangelet Hussein
They wouldn’t have invented this on South Park.
++++++++++

LOL

Joe the plumber isn’t even named Joe, but he is using McCain for all he can. As is Palin.

McCain is being drained dry by 3 monster leeches–Palin and Joe. Both will benefit no matter what happens to McCain.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

3 monster leeches–Joe the Plumber, Palin, and Bush.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

strangelet Hussein (17:07:08) :

nswfm CA (16:59:54) :

No doubt Davis got screwed by the spot-market energy ripoff (as did we all). But he still wasn’t really a very effective Gov.

Disclosure: I am a Democrat; I voted for Gray both times, and I voted NO on the recall. But he still wasn’t that impressive.
++++++

I agree with you and also voted for him twice, but Arnie hasn’t been very effective, either. But at least he isn’t totally a right wing nut. Sometimes he should just keep his mouth shut.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Hey Minnie people – I really like your Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She is on Rachel now. She in on MSNBC a lot and a great spokesperson for Obama and the Dems.

Now lets get Franken in there. And oust Bachmann in the House.

31 10 2008
Trini

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (17:10:09

Rockford!!!!

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Ok, I am going to try one more time, mudpuppies-

Go to Huffington Post, click on “politics”, and find out what the esteemed House Minority Leader Boehner called Obama- tsk, tsk, sir; such language.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Wow Trini – I forgot/didn’t realize you were in Illinois. Gee – that is great. I’m Kane County and there a signs for each, but lots of Obama ones in certain neighborhoods. Kane has been red for so long – it was really lonely. But we have changed a great deal in the last 10 years. Woo hoo.

Hey -can you come to Chicago this Sunday for Mudstock? We will be a small crowd – but mighty.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Gotta go. The little trickortreaters come in the twilight and they are the cutest.

Talk to ya’ll later. Sure enjoyed your company. :-))))

31 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

Sounds like Palin and Stevens run in the same pack, and like attracts like. According to Palin, she was cleared of ALL wrongdoing… no legal or ethics violations. Stevens…. not convicted to anything. So, just like the corrupt & greedy insurance companies who have the legislators in their pockets, their tactics are to deny, deny, deny…! It is unfortunate that law abiding citizens such as Monegan get sacrificed while the powerful tromp all over them on their way up the ladder. I hope this scrutiny goes on and on and on for a long time so that we can stop all this corruption.

31 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod

@ Bec in Illinois—
I heart Amy Klobuchar!! Here’s part of her Wiki entry for those of you who don’t know her. She’s the Junior Senator (let’s hope the senior sen. gets the boot…go Al…Michele B. is washed up, done, goner…mark my words).
—from wiki
Formerly county attorney of Hennepin County (including Minneapolis), she was the chief prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota. Klobuchar was a legal adviser to former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and partner in two prominent law firms.[1] She was also cited by the New York Times to be among the seventeen most likely women to become the first female President of the United States.[2]
—–
She absolutely rocks! Thanks for noticiing.
hose Hussein hotrod

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

CO Almost Native (17:17:50) — Thanks for the link on the Boehner dirty name-calling. You know, it is so crazy but not surprising how they keep crying about Obama voting “present” in the State Senate. It has been explained numerous times that they often (everyone) will vote “present” the first time. It is considered a “soft no”. But they love to twist what ever they want and can – they know no bounds on this pitbull crap.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

nswfm CA (17:14:01) :

Sorry if I implied I thought Arnie was better than Gray. He’s been almost useless, because he can’t get one stinking Republican in the Legislature to break ranks. As you say, at least he isn’t a social wingnut (remember Deukmajian?). Unfortunately, that’s “at most” also. Also.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

UpNorth – even though we are sports rivals – I’m soooo glad our senators are pals!! We’ll have to see who gets appointed for Obama’s spot. I’ve heard Jesse Jackson, Jr. – but I’d love Tammy Duckworth, who almost made congress last time and is a double-amputee Iraq vet. She rocks, too.

Do you swear — Bachmann is toast? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeze! I sent El a few bucks to try and help, but I read today the Repugs are coming forth with last minute buckos for her.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Amy Klobuchar, MN and Debbie Wassermann Schultz (FL) — rising stars of the Dem party. Love Claire McCaskey (MO) too.

31 10 2008
Trini

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (17:18:03)

The Chicago thingy sounds great. When. Where? Kane Co. has become so conservative. It’s so sad. Rcfd, is too, but there has been an infiltration of more liberal minding folks even though it has been a traditionally repug blue collar area. It is changing. I credit this change to the people of color who have been disenfranchised and are now just pissed off!. They are getting their voice and I am so happy about that! The people that I met tonight made that more real. I have a feeling that Manzullo might take a dive this election. Can you believe it!?!?!

31 10 2008
Coloradonative living in NC Hussein

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (15:55:40) :

I just want you honorary Alaskans to kindly remember that we’re not all idiots up here, unlike what we’ve, unintendedly, unleased on the rest of you. I am SO embarrassed to be an Alaskan some days…

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My home state, Colorado has Tom Tancredo and NC has Elizabeth Dole trying to be a kinder, gentler female Jessie Helms.

There are plenty of idiots to go around

31 10 2008
SC Torpedo Vindicator

To: Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:55:48) :

YES! Too much Joe the Plumber. And now McCain is talking about taking him to the White House if he wins! Sigh ..

Semi good news though …

SC is now almost, semi, might could possibly be “in the mix” (he says with extreme hope). See this link:

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/30/1615208.aspx

Is is 11 or 8 or 6 or 1 points? I am hoping for an extreme surprise. All it takes is for Charleston, Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg areas to swing.

Just a reprise from my “I am scared” posting a few days ago.

Thanks for the encouragement SWR (I think). 🙂

31 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Isn’t Palin’s interview with Elizabeth Vargas on 20/20 tonight? Anyone planning to watch? NOT ME!!

31 10 2008
Trini

@Bec Hussein in Illinois (17:18:03)

And do you think I could bring my dog? She has a mark on the back of her neck that is in the shape of the U.S.! Really! Plus, she’s really sweet.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Trini – are you a member of the forum? Details about Chicago Mudstock are there. But we are meeting at 11:30 at The Bean in Millennium Park – and then heading to Pizano’s for lunch. There is a Bears game, so it will a bit crazy with traffic. But not as crazy at the rally on election night.

http://www.themudflats.net/forum/index.php/topic,2924.0.html

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

Stranglet, all is ok. I hope we get someone who can fix this budget fiasco. That would require leadership instead of name calling. And it would require some common sense. Hope we have it because the borrowing is never going to get us out of the financial hole, just gonna make it deeper.

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Colorado Native in NC-

How can I forget Tancredo?! He is as big a dork in public as he is on Tv or radio…ok, Injuneau, CO wins the “Stupid Politician” contest hands down.

PS- I’m a Jayhawk:)

31 10 2008
gabianya

RE: Your first “highlight”

Point and share Glenn Greenwald’s excellent response:

“Sarah Palin speaks on the First Amendment”
John McCain’s running mate thinks that the Constitution protects political candidates from being criticized by the press.
Glenn Greenwald

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/10/31/palin/index.html

31 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod

@Bec Hussein in Illinois—
You have my word on Bachmann’s burnt toastedness. It’s not just that El has received so much support, or that the Dems have thrown him some dough, or that the Repubs have pulled out of Bachmann’s race. It’s that I know Minnesotans. Whether Minnesota “nice” is fact or fable…it’s something they’re proud of and a reputation they defend…and slime ball politics doesn’t go very far, especially in your face slime ball politics (unlike Coleman’s whose is a little more hidden), and especially such embarassing atrocities on a national stage like MSNBC. Sure…we have staunch repubs here…but we have a much lower percent of rednecky ones than nationally. I would say a large number of MInnesota repubs, even in Bachmann’s district are the sort McCain dismissed as “cocktail party intellectuals”, in other words… the ones who are pretty appalled and jumping ship.
Yes, Bec.. I PROMISE…Bachmann is history.
P.S. I love that our senators are friends too.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

I was looking at 538, and went thru to Swing State Project, where they have a map that shows poll closing times across the US (in Eastern time).

It turns out that Hawaii closes their polls at the same time as the West Coast (11PM EST). Thoughtful of them.

So that makes Alaska the last to finish: Eastern AK at midnight, and Western AK at 1AM. Since Western AK appears to be mostly the Aleutians, I think it’s safe to assume that the election is over at Midnight.

I’m afraid that the networks will probably key on the West Coast, and be shooting their mouths based on exit polls even before that. This has always pissed us off in Cali, and this year I hope it doesn’t work against Alaskans: when they announce the national predictions before the polls close in a western state, it can affect turnout, which can affect local results.

Vote early if you can. If you can’t, vote no matter what the damn networks tell you.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OK – I can see that I have “BLOGERDOSED” on here tonight. Hyped on Halloween candy and had to work all day – missed a couple days of participation. Need a little nap before Bill Maher. It was fun.

3 days to go.

Trini — dog sounds cute. But would be a problem for taking into the restaurant for lunch I’m afraid. But I hope you might be able to join us. Shikago is a co-organizer and he is all geared up, I hear. He is handing out candy right now – will probably be back on later.

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Mudpoop….I just got home and MISSED EVERYTHING…

I’m going to my dog house now to pout.

31 10 2008
WV Democrat

LOL! @ ds55 (17:09:41) :

@ West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (16:57:28) ://Obama is too skinny? I didn’t realize there was a weight qualification to be president.//

The Gov. of California would be a tall, skinny guy too if he hadn’t pumped himself up bodybuilding years ago.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

No, you’ve both got it WRONG!! Arnold admitted long ago to using steroids for that physique. Obviously since BO is so skinny, no roids!! Perhaps roid use is why McInsane is so cranky? Perhaps roid use is what caused Arnold to register as a Rethuglican? Inquiring minds want to know…

31 10 2008
WV Democrat

FYI – Just donated $25 to Obama. Still getting donations requests everyday.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Okay. I’ve posted links here before, so I know it can be done, and I must just be screwing up.

Swing State Project

31 10 2008
ocliberal

California here too. Someone in another thread thought I was from Ocala Fl. The OC is for Orange County, CA as in real housewives of… but that is certainly not me.

I voted for Gray Davis because I just didn’t think Arnold was Governor material.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

@ocliberal (17:45:56) :

I assumed you were from the OC. Tough place to be a liberal.

31 10 2008
wired differently

Haven’t partied with you all for a few days, but I’m sitting here eating my Halloween candy (don’t get any trick-or-treaters, so I guess I’ll have to eat it all myself…) and washing it down with red wine, feeling kind of festive.

My 2 cents on Joe the Plumber? He will be the answer to a bar trivia question before the end of this year. His publicist will drop him like a hot rock, his music contract (eye roll) is going nowhere, and if he does manage to get a ghost-written memoir out it will go directly to the remainders table. He was a plant, he’s a total loser, and he’ll be driving his pickup back to Loserville on Wednesday.

Joe, where are ya, Joe? I thought Joe the Plumber was here? No? Well, haha, you’re ALL Joe the Plumber! Yeah, that’s it. …Speaking of losers…

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Bec-

“Present” is used the same way in CO- but it’s a better photo op if upstanding Boehner can express moral outrage…gag.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

And Arnie is AGAIN campaigning with McCain in Ohio. Americans, some of us in California beg your forgiveness.

31 10 2008
ira2

Off topic again –

MSNBC has a good page on last-minute voting info:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27441052/

Essential tips, and voter hotline phone numbers by state.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

ira2 (17:52:37) :

Last minute voting info can’t possibly be off-topic.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

Yeah OCLiberal, I’ve been talking with people about jobs in Orange County–I think I’d have to live in LA county and commute. I live in Ventura County which votes overall like the rest of the country and was closely split last time in 2004. I think it’s swtiched over to blue and am hoping this is an Obama county, but I am not holding my breath for Orange County.

As an aside, we have to keep brush 300 feet away from homes, or the fire dept comes in, does it and charges you for the work so your house is defensible during the Santa Ana winds. There were some wipeouts of entire neighborhoods in 2003 and later in the very Republican areas of San Diego and Orange County–people didn’t want to clear the brush and then the fire dept couldn’t help them.

Then you read they are whining that LA and Ventura County are getting more help on the fires. It’s because they started first in those areas and were defensible.

Sometimes, ya gotta learn from the experience of others. Such as be prepared like a good boy/girl scout. This is called wisdom. I grew up in a house 2 away from open fields and many close calls as wild fires burned to the ocean.

My third and fourth grade teacher said “You don’t need a tree to fall on your head to know it’s going to hurt.” Good advice for Sarah, McCain and Joe the unlicensed plumber…

31 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

I think we need to be truthful in our references to “JTP”… Like we refer to SWWNBN, I think we need to start saying, “SAM-the-grunt”. he’s not a plumber, he fetches stuff for the real plumber.

31 10 2008
JaneDoe

@ Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (17:01:41) :

JaneDoe from SurfCityUSA, CA

31 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

@ nswfm CA
McClintock would feel right at home with Caribou Barbi… they’re cut from the same cloth. ACK! Saw something recently in the LA Times how the Dominionists are trying to take over the CA GOP central committees. McClintock was one of the ones named. At least you’ll be free of him.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT (18:03:53) :

I think we need to be truthful in our references to “JTP”… Like we refer to SWWNBN, I think we need to start saying, “SAM-the-grunt”. he’s not a plumber, he fetches stuff for the real plumber.
====
Ditto, less typing for me!

31 10 2008
Trini

@Bec
I see where and when. I’m trying to be there. The dog is coming. We don’t need to feast, just rally! Watch for me with the fawn boxer.

31 10 2008
JaneDoe

@Ripley in CT

Sorry missed what SWWNBN means.

31 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Dianna !!

Happy Alaska for Obama sign day!! We want a picture!!

I just nailed my yard sign to the side of the house since it’s Halloween and it shows up really well under my porch light. It’s big, and bright and says OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA to the the world! Well, to my little friendly neighborhood anyway. That’s where it will stay, and my little coonhound will make sure no one sneaks up on our porch unannounced. He’s the loudest dog in the neighborhood and just full of himself. Pod the hound will guard the Obama sign – he likes Obama, too! I’m sure all dogs would vote for Obama if they could. They like “spreading the wealth”, which translates in hound to “spreading the biscuits and toys”.

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

More light than heat and others:

I hope Caribou Barbie goes and hides in an igloo. Her house of cards will fall all around her. I think McClintock has more substance than she does, but he’s a nut in my book.

Elton Gallegly drives me nuts, too. He was going to retire because of some health issue, then doesn’t, trying to keep the rightwinger husband and wife team Audra and Tony Strickland off the ballot, then suddenly he’s fine and back in the race. What BS.

We have some great Dems in this area–I love Henry Waxman, Sheila Kuehl, (Lois Capps, Pedro Nava, etc.)

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

SWWNBN means she who will not be named

31 10 2008
Trini

@JaneDoe (18:12:55
SWWNBN
She who will not be named. Harry Potter reference.

31 10 2008
Anonymous

ok just finished watching KO and winding up Rachel…glass of wine in hand…trick or treaters at bay for now-now I can settle in for some serious “mud-flatting”
so much here….will take me a bit to catch up…but I’m feeling happy because of one guest that Rachel had (sorry, I’m not remembering the name)….pointed out that, historically, VP candidates who are on a LOSING ticket, have not fared well in attempting to run for POTUS!! he also pointed out that actually Palin’s popularity with the “base” is only 25% of the GOP and many of the rest are not that happy with her…..bottom line….she is probably NOT gonna be a viable candidate in 2012!!! yipppeee

31 10 2008
nswfm CA

Ok, going home to excersize off all the candy I ate at work. See you tomorrow!

31 10 2008
Anonymous

oh dear…just wrote a long post…..am I in the spam bucket?? 😦

31 10 2008
antiAnti

Just wondering if there was an explanation for Palin’s late (2 hour) arrival at a campaign event today. Search engine’s are not keeping up!

31 10 2008
Tom from PA

There has been a lot made of the amount of money that was spent on the Palin family clothing during this campaign. Has anyone summarized how much it has cost the campaign or the RNC to defend Palin in all these matters. How much has it cost the state of Alaska?

and now on another matter:When the polls state that those polled are likely voters,is that based on their past voting records only or do they ask that question during the polling interview? I have never been polled even though I am a super-voter. If it is the former, are the polls skewed due to the high turnout of sporadic and first time voters?

31 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (16:03:45) :

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (15:55:40) :

I just want you honorary Alaskans to kindly remember that we’re not all idiots up here, unlike what we’ve, unintendedly, unleased on the rest of you. I am SO embarrassed to be an Alaskan some days
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I am afraid there are alot of places who have been totally embarrassed by their republicans this year. I have an aunt who lives in Minnesota, I think we discussed her senator here, she would be the ones who wants the senate investigated for unamerican activities🙂 My aunt was horrified, you see she voted for her.
The thing that gets to me is these politicians don’t seem to think they are saying/ doing anything wrong. Sarahs hands appear to be very dirty, if she hasn’t taken Ted Stevens like bribes I will be really suprised. Sorry you folks up there in the great white north had to find out about it along with the rest of the country. I would not be suprised to see Ted Stevens get alot of votes, like her in Washington State we who are natives of the area have no respect or love for either the justice system or the government. I am sure there are many who think Ted got a raw deal.
It is my hope that should Obama be elected he will set a new bar for politicians. He may not understand every part of the country and the individual problems we face, but he is willing to learn before imposing things that will devistate a region as past presidents have done because they were to stupid or to greedy to care.
Along time ago or so it seems I sugested you meet Sarah at the airport with torches and pitch forks, I renew that sugestion. Let her know you are on to her and that she will have to be responsible for her actions including paying back the hard working citizens of Alaska for the money she took for her kids travel and staying at the hotel Palin. I hope you get her back so you can hold her feet to the fire.

31 10 2008
Deb

now that was weird…I posted…and it turned me into “anonymous”….

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Denise & Bec,
Thank so much, for your tag team live blogging earlier I was on the Trick or Treat frontlines, had my cell open in my left hand reading comments, scooping candy for the kiddies with the other… sorta like this..

Trick or Treat Mister! Yea, yea {{Short time after sentencing to file points on appeal, and then}} Mister??? {{it could take 18 months. She thinks}} Yes? What, what? Oh yea, here… {{he’ll have to serve while on appeal.}} Hey mister, you forgot me. Oh sorry, happy Thanksgiving kids…

31 10 2008
Deb

anyways…whew…now I’m here and feeling happy! I was wondering today how long it will take the GOP to send SP back to alaska after Nov 4th. I know I read where the GOP is having some big meeting next week to discuss the future of the party….but, I’m thinking, they will want to get rid of her as soon as possible, so they get some of that $150,000 in clothes money back!

31 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

strangelet Hussein (17:52:07) :

And Arnie is AGAIN campaigning with McCain in Ohio. Americans, some of us in California beg your forgiveness.

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That’s okay, Maria will cancel him out on election day.🙂 I heard one of the Neocon talk show hosts call Arnie a republicrat. (A republican on the outside, a democrat in the center sort of like an oreo)

31 10 2008
Deb

oh!! I almost forgot…I got my FIRST “robo-call” tonight—from MICHELLE OBAMA….was simple and sweet asking if I would help elect her husband….gave options of buttons to push….no “hate”, attacks, simple and sweet! I’m already slated to work tomorrow at O’ office here in Denver…but I was so HAPPY that they still keeping up a great effort here in Colorado! (although it looks VERY VERY blue right now🙂 )

31 10 2008
bd

RE: Joe The Plumber. I have not had the opportunity to read all the “blogs”; however, there seems to be some discussion about this new opportunist. Many probably don’t know that Joe is a relative of the infamous Mr. Keating of the Keating 5 fame… You know, the one that John McCain helped defraud many seniors out of their savings back in the ’90’s. Apparently, this opportunist is looking for a “PR” person to represent him in singing/record deals. Well, this IS the land of opportunity…

31 10 2008
JaneDoe

Hello to ya OCLiberal. Here in Boeing neck of the woods…lot of McCy signs.

Just waiting for more of the little ‘treaters’ to come my way.

Also @InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (15:55:40) :
…”I just want you honorary Alaskans to kindly remember that we’re not all idiots up here, unlike what we’ve, unintendedly, unleased on the rest of you. I am SO embarrassed to be an Alaskan some days…”

As others have said, no need for embarrassment at all. This has brought so many interesting people together for a common cause.

Obama/ Biden 2008

31 10 2008
suchanut

I am finally able to log in….I looked back a couple of hours….looks like we are all over the place tonight?

Is it the sugar?

31 10 2008
Deb

debbie –
hell- when you’ve married a Kennedy…you HAVE to be an “oreo” !!

31 10 2008
antiAnti

If the election were tonight, it would be _sugar_ by a landslide.

31 10 2008
Deb

halloween candy and WINE here…..perfect combination! 🙂

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

I made this as a tribute to Chicago Mudstock

and to our ‘sixties activist Mudpuppies ….

https://www.yousendit.com/download/Y2ovQ1ZwbWc4aU0wTVE9PQ

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I put myself on a little – TIMEOUT. Too many posts earlier.

Shikago — too funny! I get the image of you at the door with the ids.

Trini – that is great that you can come and pup will look great in the photos. You can come over to the restaurant at least to meet a couple others who may not be able to get to the Bean but who are meeting us there.

Deb/Anonymous — the guy on Rachel talking about the bad record for VPs making it to Pres. — that was Lawrence O’Donnell, who is on MSNBC a lot. I really like him. He plays a laywer on Big Love sometimes, and was also a producer and writer for The West Wing. Smart guy – kinda cute, too! (Love my DVR — I live in a rewind world)

31 10 2008
bd

I’ve voted!

31 10 2008
suchanut

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (18:36:53) :

I made this as a tribute to Chicago Mudstock

and to our ’sixties activist Mudpuppies ….

https://www.yousendit.com/download/Y2ovQ1ZwbWc4aU0wTVE9PQ
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

AUSSIE!!!!!! THANK YOU THIS IS BRILLIANT!! IT’S ALL MY MUSIC!! YOU TOTALLY ROCK!

31 10 2008
Deb

Bec- lol @ the Deb/Anonymous…I cleaned out my computer today…so maybe that’s why mudflats didn’t recognize me….thanks for the name behind the VP “losers” story…..I seriously cannot stand the thought of having to watch her anywhere EVER again (sorry my alaska mud-buddies….I will hope that she is short-lived in alaska politics as well!)

31 10 2008
suchanut

Let there be no doubt. I love Aussie Puck Mule Hussein as much as I love Barack Obama!

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Tom from PA (18:23:02) :
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Likely voters: an interesting topic. Every poll has a different likely voter “model”. Most of them ask some questions. Some throw you out if you didn’t vote last election, even if you’re damn sure gonna vote this one. I believe that some of them apply factors based on past ethnic/gender voting patterns.

If you are really interested, Nate Silver over at 538.com talks about LV models a lot.

Ultimately, it’s an estimate, based on some assumptions and calculations, of whether a poll respondent is really likely to vote. Obviously, the Likely Voter model can have a fairly big impact on the poll results, so it’s worth trying to understand the model.

What’s pretty cool this year is that a growing fraction of those polled have already voted, so they’re pretty damn likely. (Although, in some of the polls, a few percent of those who say they’ve already voted also say they are ‘undecided’. Oy.)

31 10 2008
Deb

aussie….I could not get it to open….but then I’m tech-challenged…is there a secret?

31 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (15:55:40) :

I just want you honorary Alaskans to kindly remember that we’re not all idiots up here, unlike what we’ve, unintendedly, unleased on the rest of you. I am SO embarrassed to be an Alaskan some days

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

Thank you for considering us honorary Alaskans. I believe we all have areas in our states which we are not so proud to be associated with or compared to. Heck I’m from VA where people are being told to vote on Nov 5th or by phone, or that their parents taxes are at stake if students vote from their college address, and Joe McCain lives here to boot!

Virginians for Alaskans!

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Suchanut, you are such a nut!😀

Deb, no secret. Are you at the forum? I can email you the whole fabulous thing, which I can’t do here because I was unfortunately paying attention during corporate law classes.😉

31 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Hey Tom from PA,

Re: Polling – I’m pretty sure they use state voter files to compile their call lists, which have a LOT of information in them, including how often you have voted in local, state, and national elections. This is how pollsters can distinguish “likely voters” from “registered voters” in their results.

I have gotten a few polling calls at my house, it might just be luck of the draw that you have escaped it this time around!

31 10 2008
Deb

strangelet- for the first time in my life, I have become “polls” obsessed! I check realclear, fivethirtyeight, pollster.com…and anything else two or three times a day! Nate is great at explaining all the polls….what on earth will I do after nov 4th???

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

suchanut (18:34:37) :
I was off my main system on the front of the Trick or Treat lines, just reading this thread off my cell. They covered a lot of territory in this thread but yes I will bust em, the muddies had way too much candy tonight. It was fun to watch.

Breakdown of the above in a sentence. McCain apologize to Walt Monegan, eat pie, Gov’s self inflicted ethics complaints, didn’t see anything to help his appeal, candy, Missouri elected a dead guy, Bec sad, Nebraska can have my leftover candy, Swartzenegger, called Obama “skinny”, don’t want to trade governors with AK, (for Arnie), candy, hell- when you’ve married a Kennedy…you HAVE to be an “oreo” !!

31 10 2008
suchanut

Aussie – of course after that, my Itunes immediately cued other CSNY music….gotta love it. Rocking on to Helplessly Hoping in Anchorage….:)

31 10 2008
Deb

yes such…I am in the forum….although I haven’t quite figured all that out yet either…but I do log in and can see the posts! 🙂

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

suchanut (18:49:26) :

Aussie – of course after that, my Itunes immediately cued other CSNY music….gotta love it. Rocking on to Helplessly Hoping in Anchorage….:)
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Bonus!😀

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Deb (18:50:11) :

Are you ‘Deb’ at the forum?

31 10 2008
suchanut

@Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Thank you so much for pulling the last 2 1/2 hours into context for me. You are all so amazing! :))

Ooops – Ding Dong….BRB

31 10 2008
Deb

aussie…yes, I am!

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago (18:49:21) :
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Ah, the Reduced Mudflats Company. Not bad, but it’s not quite the same.

31 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Deb & Stranglet:

I have become a total 538 addict. The “On the Road” series is fantastic. The combination of Sean’s writing and Brett’s photography is so moving and insightful.

And of course, Nate’s analysis of the polls is always calm, rational, and spot on!

From the number of times I’ve plugged the site, you’d think I was getting a cut. Sigh. If only I were somehow connected to that level of talent…

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (18:36:53) :

I made this as a tribute to Chicago Mudstock

and to our ’sixties activist Mudpuppies ….

https://www.yousendit.com/download/Y2ovQ1ZwbWc4aU0wTVE9PQ
———–
Aussie this is… right on Thank You so much, how great is that? So Great

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Deb (18:53:00) :

aussie…yes, I am!
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I will PM you at the forum in about 20 minutes.

31 10 2008
Deb

thanks aussie!

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Deb (18:49:10) :

….what on earth will I do after nov 4th???
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Hey, there will be Senate races — and the AK Statehouse — in 2010. Those campaigns oughta start about December 1.

31 10 2008
Deb

did anyone watch obama with brian williams tonight….? damn, our guy (i.e. THAT ONE), is so smooth…..he doesn’t flinch at anything!

31 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

And after Nov 4th – I think there’s plenty of muck in Alaskan politics to keep us all entertained!

31 10 2008
Tom from PA

If what you are saying is true about “likely voters” being drawn from past voting records, I suspect that there may be a fairly large unreported bubble for Obama. One may assume that strictly based on fervor, a large voter registration for the dems, the huge turnout in early voting especially in the african-american community and a far superior ground network, the Obama/Biden ticket may be looking at an additional 1-3% spread in their favors in many of the polls.
I’m projecting 371 electoral votes but shhhhh don’t tell anyone.

31 10 2008
suchanut

Gosh, KO is on here in AK. John Cleese is on. He is old. Oh, that’s right, I keep forgetting. I am old too. LOL!

I was at the bank and the teller was in her early 20’s – I had my “I voted for Obama” button on. She high fived me for my button – she promised me that she would call 5 friends and make sure they made it to the polls.

I feel much better about passing the baton to the younger generation now than I did two years ago. Thank God/Goddess/Whatever for Obama.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Um, Aussie? I’m getting the feeling there should be more than half a meg of mp3. Apparently I’m doing something wrong. Any hints?

31 10 2008
Deb

will be interesting what happens to the alaska PERSONNEL BOARD after SP returns as a LOSER! I will definitely tune in for that!

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Any one want to live chat? I missed the whole evening and would like to catch up.

I already went over there and tried but was all alone…

If not interested, that’s okay. Just inquiring dear mudpups.

31 10 2008
Deb

John Cleese made me spew wine….he couldn’t stop laughing over mccain’s “my fellow prisoner’s” remark! got me giggling as well!

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Tom from PA (18:56:57) :
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There are quite a few people who suspect that most LV models way underestimate Obama’s support, but they don’t talk about it much (no jinx, eh?).

31 10 2008
suchanut

RM on now. Sarah didn’t even know who Nancy Pelosi was six weeks ago. What a poser!

31 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Tom from PA:

371? How about a little optimism? I put ten bucks in an office pool on 375!

And PS – my optimism is based on basically what you are saying – many of the so-called “sporadic” voters are REALLY motivated to turn out this year. And they are not turning out for McCain.

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Aussie – you rock! That was so sweet! We’ll be delighted to have a little “flava” of Aussie at Chicago Mudstock.

I went out and bought my Aussie wine to drink on Election Night. But I also couldn’ resist getting another wine from Cali that caught my eye —

Three Blind Moose!

Also got a bottle of champagne. I’m ready.

31 10 2008
Deb

talked to my 27 year old daughter and future son-in-law tonight…they were filling out their ballots for obama…and had to ask “mom” a couple of questions about other ballot initiatives…..with my own kids and their spouses/fiances, I claim 6 under- 30 voters for Obama in my own family here in Colorado

31 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

stranglet:

oops, sorry, didn’t mean to jinx anything…

31 10 2008
suchanut

Goalie – see you over there!

31 10 2008
Deb

btw…NONE of those 6 have land-lines…so would not be included in most polls!

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Tom from PA, isn’t it funny that the GOP was making fun of or laughing at, and ridiculing Obama for being a Community Organizer was so funny a month or 2 ago.

31 10 2008
suchanut

Anyone who wants to chat – go to live chat in the Forum!

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Bill Maher on – for those with HBO. I almost freaked – the program info says Realtime with Bryant Gumbel – but it IS Real Time with Bill Maher.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

suchanut (19:02:06) :

RM on now. Sarah didn’t even know who Nancy Pelosi was six weeks ago. What a poser!
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Strangely, that doesn’t even surprise me. I said earlier that if I were religious, I would take the McCain campaign as certain evidence that the End of Days was at hand.

31 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Deb:

My 82-yo neighbor and his wife voted early for Obama yesterday. And this is a man who still considers “colored” and other less savory terms to be more or less acceptable…

Go CO! Go VA!

31 10 2008
biglake ak

I have no idea what Palin is talking about (nothing new there) regarding her 1st amendment rights being threatened.

She can say whatever she wants as long as she does not libel anyone. Likewise, the media can spin it as long as there is no libel.
Same for the Spin Talk Express.
Also.

The duty of the President (and, by extention, VP) is to uphold the Constitution. Maybe they should Read and Understand it before running for the highest office in the land.

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Take 2:

Tom from PA, isn’t it funny that the GOP was making fun of or laughing at, and ridiculing Obama for being a Community Organizer a month or 2 ago.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

NEW THREAD

31 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Did you hear John McCain say today that JTP is his idol and he is taking him to Washington? Joe is his IDOL and Palin is his SOUL MATE.

I’m worried he will still be in the Senate after Tuesday! Is Joe going to become his Chief of Staff? Yikes.

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Bec Hussein in Illinois (19:03:23) :

Aussie – you rock! That was so sweet! We’ll be delighted to have a little “flava” of Aussie at Chicago Mudstock.

I went out and bought my Aussie wine to drink on Election Night. But I also couldn’ resist getting another wine from Cali that caught my eye –

Three Blind Moose!

Also got a bottle of champagne. I’m ready.
——————————————-
gotta hand it to Three Blind Moose!😀

I will be one slightly-blind deer here.

31 10 2008
Cali Gal

Hello to the California Crew… I’m in Santa Barbara

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

strangelet Hussein (18:59:01) :

The limitation is the law – you can only legally post a “sample” …..

31 10 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

I saw on tv today that Sarah was going back to Alaska on election day to vote, they were wondering why she didn’t do a absentee vote and stay on the campaign trail. Isn’t she going to be with McCain on election night?

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Deb (18:24:40) :

now that was weird…I posted…and it turned me into “anonymous”….
————————————-ohh no now mud flats is being taken over by the flordia voting machine…….hide is kathrin harris around…ya no sh hs to trn over al th votes to bush…………ohhh no …….yep ya betcha

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@deb
Deb (18:27:57) :
sorrry i think it has something to do with how to bring her back in 2012………..hope i am wrong

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@suchanut (18:34:37) :

I am finally able to log in….I looked back a couple of hours….looks like we are all over the place tonight?

Is it the sugar?
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yup mud is every where

31 10 2008
Sparky

@katiebegood (16:08:03)
…I think a lot of Republicans are going to sit it out. The only Republicans I know who aren’t going to vote for Obama are not voting. They can never vote for a Democrat (I really don’t get that)…

I read on Mudflats many weeks ago, quietly referring to Republicans: “…they hate Democrats even more than they hate lying…”

To this day it still saddens. It’s a lot of hate.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Hey kids.. imagine.. only a few days and these will be gone..

finger air quotes.
My Friends
Gotcha media
You betcha
2 thumbs up
2 stupid morons
wasting money on SS protection for them.
Ignorance in politics
Crooks

Add your own to the list. too tired to think of more.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

whoohoo letterman..

a message from john mccain.. ‘I’m sick and tired of Sarah Palin’..! 🙂

31 10 2008
Sarah of AZ

If we are lucky enough to send Palin home, never to return, I just feel bad for Alaska. She is a real piece of work.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

On letterman..

A message from John McGrumpy..

“I’m sick and tired of Sarah Palin’

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@suchanut (18:58:49) :

Gosh, KO is on here in AK. John Cleese is on. He is old. Oh, that’s right, I keep forgetting. I am old too
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sooo funny……….I bought a plaque that said ‘inside evert old person is some one saying……..how did that happen

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Just in case anyone’s still here–we’ve had all of 12 trick-or-treaters (and had bought 2 bags of 150 pieces each!). SO, I’ll shove Almond Joys and Butterfingers and such through the “‘tubes” for you so you can keep up the sugar high till Tuesday night. Thanks for not being too mad that we close our polls so late. And, thank you for letting me know that we’re not the only state with whacko politicians! You are all still welcome to be Alaskans. We’ll need your help getting rid of her when she returns.

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@mmboucher (Florida) (19:20:05) :

She’s apparently flying back here Mon. night and heading out to Wasilla to vote then flying on down to AZ to be with the McCains for election night results.

31 10 2008
Bea

SUPER late to the party here! We live in the country, so no trick-or-treaters… and no leftover candy to munch.😦

Speaking of the country, I was driving in one of the more rural areas of the county and the yard sign war was about even– which says A LOT considering this is “real” Virginia! Closer to town, it’s Obama all the way!!🙂

31 10 2008
califpat

Here in California too. I am in San Bernardinq County in Victorville. My husband I usually go to or host Barack Obama “Calling Parties” but today we took turns calling a great number of Move On. Org members to remind some to honor their promises to voluteer at their Barack Obama campaign offices at home and some to commit to volunteering. What was so interesting was that my last call was to a lady in Pennsylvania and she was fired up to be volunteering for Barack Obama tomorrow and we started a conversation about how historical this election is and how excited and nervous we were about it. I told her about you Mudpuppies and she just might show up here on this site. She and I chatted for about two hours and exchanged telephone numbers and email addresses. Also, most of the people we called were so excited to be volunteering that it just made me feel really good. Arnie is not my governor.

31 10 2008
braveny

Also from California.. Beautiful Downtown Van Nuys. I got 2 calls tonight to volunteer this weekend, and found out Barack has a new Office open on Van Nuys Blvd! I have been going to the Van Nuys Dem HQ for phone banking and to watch all the debates. That office is always bouncing! So the Dem HQ and Barack’s Field HQ are like a block apart.

I voted last week in Norwalk. We had a train of cars going down to vote and was really nice. I have been getting some invites to rallys in Hollywood and in Santa Monica, so I may go to one of them. San Diego is also having a rally on the beach.. well they planned that, guess if Barack can speak in the rain, we can rally in the rain. If it rains. We sooooo need it.

One of the best costumes at work today was a man with Arab Clothing, he had patches of all the big oil companies sewn down the sleeves of his robe, and wore a big rhinestone Dollar sign necklace. Very political but was so original.

I work 10 hour days, so most nights I skim thru posts, then I have 3 days off to actually slow down and post.

Happy Halloween to all Mudflats! No trick or treaters here, all the neighbors turn off their lights, so no one comes down our block at all. Not like the old days. so “I” get all the candy. LOL

31 10 2008
FAilure 2 Palinate

Great list, but you forgot Palin’s medical records, which she had promised to release last week, but still hasn’t released.

It must be taking longer than she expected to falsify Trig’s birth records. Oh well, it’s only the presidency.

1 11 2008
Liberul Redneck

Our Governor LOL I hate to sound mean but when she says stuff like this I wonder if she feels physical pain afterwards cuz that kind of stupid should hurt!! I am starting to beleive the best vote is straight democratic ticket, it is the only way to go on Tuesday.

1 11 2008
Cartoon Pig Dog

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (19:49:09) :

Hey kids.. imagine.. only a few days and these will be gone..

finger air quotes.
My Friends
Gotcha media
You betcha
2 thumbs up
2 stupid morons
wasting money on SS protection for them.
Ignorance in politics
Crooks

Add your own to the list. too tired to think of more.

Joe the Plumber
Lizard faces
Micheal Jackson’s Thriller jacket
straight talk derailments
all of the many gates to nowhere
beauty pageant contestants running for office
aerial wolf hunting
aerial bear hunting
the word “moonbats”
mind getting fuzzy,,,,,can’t,,,,,type,,,,,,,,,,,more,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

1 11 2008
1 11 2008
inappropriateone

Why do we continue to blabber on such trivial matters? Can we not rise above this? Is this what both sides are like? “he’s took my toys, he’s evil, she said this, and her clothes are expensive, and his birth certificate is not real, and he called me a name, and and and”

But for the love of god, can’t we talk about something more substantive than what a VP candidate thinks about her first admendment rights…like oh say perhaps, how a candidate feels about human rights being outright trampled in other parts of the world…you know…something that’s real…

peace… I’m oot of here…

1 11 2008
mickeymusing

So Sarah’s switched from bridge to nowhere to a bridge t 1798, the year President Adams signed the Sedition Act into law making it illegal for the press to say anything bad about the administration. Unlike the majority of the country, Sarah would have approved. Adams lost re-election primarily because of this stunt. If Sarah would bother learning her American history, she would know she is on dangerous ground when she starts trying to mess with a free press.

1 11 2008
megacephalus

@ Let’sGetReal for “That One” (16:05:21) :
@ Northern Exposure (16:02:04) :

.http://www.dailykos.com/

Kos has put up an interesting prediction contest!




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