Vote Count in Alaska – Volunteer Opportunity!

9 11 2008

For all Alaskan Mudflatters, here is an opportunity to participate in the final vote count. No, our election is not over yet, and all the early votes that came in between October 31 and November 3, plus a steady stream of absentee ballots being received by mail, and “question” ballots still need to be counted.

Vote monitors are needed to help in Fairbanks, Juneau, Wasilla, Nome, and Anchorage.

If you can offer some time to help with this effort, please contact one of the following:

Mark Begich campaign: info@begich.com or featherlybean@gmail.com

Alaska Democratic office: info@alaskademocrats.org

Ethan Berkowitz campaign: info@ethanberkowitz.com

Thanks for considering one last way you can participate and help every vote be counted in this historic election!

UPDATE: Looks like this effort is fully staffed! Thanks to all who stepped up!  **The Begich campaign is looking for a list of backup help should the need arise, so feel free to contact them.**


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9 11 2008
antsy

Wish I lived in AK — I would be glad to help

9 11 2008
aeroentropy

Go do it! I helped in my town in Maine – it’s fascinating, and lets you feel you were a real part of it!

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Hi Beathy, third.

9 11 2008
Emjay

Well, I’m in NH and unable to commit to help, but I have my fingers and toes crossed that the Democrats prevail in a recount. It’s unbelievable that a convicted felon could be re-elected to the Senate. Thanks for everything you do to keep everyone informed AKM.

9 11 2008
jody

another out of stater here…but keep up the good work. phenomenal reporting you’re doing.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Meant Bethsy not Beathy of course.

9 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Top ten?

9 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Ship some ballets here to Pittsburgh, I’ll be happy to count them.

9 11 2008
SC Sista M Cluckhead

Top 10?

9 11 2008
SC Sista M Cluckhead

I wish I could help, but alas! I am working to hang onto my new job (since Sept.) as budget slashing occurs all around me!
Otherwise, a quick vacation in AK sounds pretty good to me!

9 11 2008
mhrt oregon"

I would count….top 15 ????

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Wish I could help with the vote count.

I did check in with ADN just now and read some of the comments in the ‘Did SP Help or Harm McCains Candidacy?’.

The one rabid pro Palinite was called RichinAlaska – wonder how he became so?

9 11 2008
austintx

Just don’t get any of that spray tan goo on any of ’em……..

9 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

I can count, just wish I come help.

Oh, and Link Exchange, this blog is already extremely successful. Thanks, anyway.

9 11 2008
mhrt oregon"

I will fo back and tell the others

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

Way, way, OT
This concerns me more at this point…

MOBILIZE NOW, FOR AKM???!!!
I am afraid we need to build some serious defenses NOW to protect Mudflats, but especially AKM and team.

I had a vision overnight (a strong one) of the all mighty Evil Alaskan Witch Bitch sweeping accross the Mudflats, hell bent on destroying anything good and kind, with her maggoty little River Rats grabbing AKM and spouse and taking them deep into AIP territory where they may never be heard of again. Honestly this one spooked me, way…

I would like AKM to be able to mobilize all Mudflatters in a matter of hours so that we could come to his/her defense. Resourses, money, lawyers etc… We all know just HOW EVIL PALIN IS… We could say, “Yes, but she would never” WRONG. We need to try to think HOW EVIL PEOPLE THINK before they ACT.

Without warning AKM & spouse could be pinched for almost anything and need our help. All I am saying is maybe AKM and close contacts in Alaska could make a plan, have master e-mail lists. Back-up bloggers which I know they already have.

OK someone talk me down… I hate evil so much…

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

Come on, someone just tell me I’m crazy… And I’ll go and take a nap…

9 11 2008
Lori W.

I think AKM has some (a few) close and trusted friends who know exactly who
(s)he is. If “disappeared,” they will go find her/him. Hopeful the close confidants include lawyer, politican, and scary big ape-man.

9 11 2008
aeroentropy

Shikago aka Chief Shikago (15:12:34) :
Come on, someone just tell me I’m crazy… And I’ll go and take a nap…

WHOA…!

DEEP BREATH…
IN… OUT… IN… OUT…

I’m sure AKM can/would call for help if needed. And there would be plenty here to give it.

9 11 2008
Former Baseball, etc (CT), now known as Karin from CT

Shikago aka Chief Shikago (15:07:08) :

Way, way, OT
This concerns me more at this point…

MOBILIZE NOW, FOR AKM???!!!
I am afraid we need to build some serious defenses NOW to protect Mudflats, but especially AKM and team.

I had a vision overnight (a strong one) of the all mighty Evil Alaskan Witch Bitch sweeping accross the Mudflats, hell bent on destroying anything good and kind, with her maggoty little River Rats grabbing AKM and spouse and taking them deep into AIP territory where they may never be heard of again. Honestly this one spooked me, way…

I would like AKM to be able to mobilize all Mudflatters in a matter of hours so that we could come to his/her defense. Resourses, money, lawyers etc… We all know just HOW EVIL PALIN IS… We could say, “Yes, but she would never” WRONG. We need to try to think HOW EVIL PEOPLE THINK before they ACT.

Without warning AKM & spouse could be pinched for almost anything and need our help. All I am saying is maybe AKM and close contacts in Alaska could make a plan, have master e-mail lists. Back-up bloggers which I know they already have.

OK someone talk me down… I hate evil so much…

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Hearing you Shikago,

My best friend, was STILL thinking the Rebubs were going to pull a fast one even after Obama won PA and OH!

Great idea about having a massive, master email list. I too fear for AKM now that the vindictive witch is back in AK.

The evil people scare me too, but we will rise above. As my grandmother used to say, “Kill them with kindness.”

9 11 2008
Nisperos

Vigilante Pals of Palin’s not so Distant Past. By Russ Bellant, Talk to Action, 10/26/08: http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/10/26/105152/18

9 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I sense that our president elect is a secret mudpuppy, Shikago. He won’t let anything happen to AKM…

Besides, I’m just a hop, skip and a jump over here across the Pacific so I can be there to save the day like Mighty Mouse if I must–hang the job!

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

Yea, I figured. Just had to say it. There is nothing I wouldn’t put past these people. Very small townish up there. And I never flat out dismiss a vision, but feel better already. I’ll take that nap!

9 11 2008
Bethsy in the Midwest

sorry if I seemed critical–that wasn’t my intention and I’m not used to blogs. I love this one–it was a lifesaver during the election.

9 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

UK Lady,
You have developed a lisp!🙂

9 11 2008
Bec -Yes We Did - in Illinois

Hey Shikago — do calm down a bit – but I understand the anxiety! Wish we could fly up there and help them out with the count! I’m sure the good folks will come to the rescue.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Bethsy, no harm done. I am not that keen in the 1st stuff either, so generally just skip them. However, lots of my friends here seem to love them and get fun out of them. And if they are happy then so am I. Glad you found us and hope to be chatting with you again.

9 11 2008
WeCan Hussein AKA Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein
9 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“sorry if I seemed critical–that wasn’t my intention and I’m not used to blogs. I love this one–it was a lifesaver during the election.”
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Bethsy, this is a great blog to start on…members are warm and forgiving. I like daily kos too but they can roast your butt if they don’t agree with you🙂
Sorry, fellow kossacks, just sayin…

9 11 2008
Mollys Mum

Okay, I got this link here, or on the Mudflats forum, I’m sure (where else do I ever go these days?):

http://www.bobandmark.com/audio

Just listened to all four parts of their interview with SP on Nov. 6 and my God, I have to say it’s the first time I’ve ever heard her sound coherent. Who are these guys, AKM? And is this the real Sarah–because if so, I can see why Alaskans like her (hey–NOT ME, but at least it makes sense now). She is certainly not substantive (aside from her insistence that the world is focussed on AlASka to solve all our “energy independent issues and our national energy security”) and not ready for prime time, or prime country, but at least she seems to be able to put two sentences together.

Shikago, deep breath. AKM is a very smart cookie, and has been since Day 1. She knows what she’s doing, and she has a pretty hefty following now, so I think anyone who wanted to silence her might think twice knowing the uproar it would be likely to cause.

But somebody up there tell me—-what’s the story with Bob & Mark? I’m pretty sure they’re the outfit who did the interview with SP where they dissed Lyda Green, right? But listen to the SP Nov. 6 interview–in part 4 they even call poor Hollis French, and everyone is lovey-dovey and positive and all committed to working together for bipartisan progress and a rosy future (she also talks about the what-if scenarios if Stevens is thrown out of the senate, and 2012, and how if she DID run for pres. then it would have to be a “maverick, unconventional, totally new, GRASSROOTS type of campaign”–helllooooooo, honey, I think Barack just did that……??????

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Irithgirl – I KNOW, it ith thitty, and I’m thuch a nithe lath uthually!!

9 11 2008
ira2

AKM, If there had been a chance for me to move to AK when I had to leave AZ, I’d be there and count. What can I do from the backwoods in MN to help bring Palin down for good? And to help give rise to the better politicians?

9 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Welcome Bethsy, 🙂

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

Former Baseball, etc (CT), now known as Karin from CT
Yes, I agree with your Grandma too. Being prepared has always been a part of my make up ever since I was a boy scout, and then a Sea Scout. And too many times I was blindsided anyway by evil people… just whistling along my merry way and, POW. It’s not pretty.

9 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Good has triumphed over evil this time but as that character in Harry Potter, Mad Eye Moody always says…

“Constant Vigilance!!!”

9 11 2008
Nisperos

As governor, Palin at times bonds church and state. By Garance Burke, AP, 10/11/08 (best read in full at link, teaser start follows): http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081011/ap_on_el_pr/palin_church_and_state

“WASILLA, Alaska – The camera closes in on Sarah Palin speaking to young missionaries, vowing from the pulpit to do her part to implement God’s will from the governor’s office.

What she didn’t tell worshippers gathered at the Wasilla Assembly of God church in her hometown was that her appearance that day came courtesy of Alaskan taxpayers, who picked up the $639.50 tab for her airplane tickets and per diem fees.

An Associated Press review of the Republican vice presidential candidate’s record as mayor and governor reveals her use of elected office to promote religious causes, sometimes at taxpayer expense and in ways that blur the line between church and state…”

9 11 2008
Bec -Yes We Did - in Illinois

If we could just get those votes counted and prove that Begich won – we wouldn’t have to worry about SP or any other Republican taking Stevens’ seat in the Senate. The Dems would be that much stronger in their majority to help bring CHANGE about, and Alaska would be able to focus on finishing out all the investigations of Palin.

Come on vote counters!

9 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Shikago aka Chief Shikago (15:07:08) : I had a vision overnight (a strong one) of the all mighty Evil Alaskan Witch Bitch sweeping accross the Mudflats, hell bent on destroying anything good and kind, with her maggoty little River Rats grabbing AKM and spouse and taking them deep into AIP territory where they may never be heard of again. Honestly this one spooked me, way…
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Sounds like it might be related to flashbacks from 1960s pharmasutical intake.

9 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (15:27:17) :

Irithgirl – I KNOW, it ith thitty, and I’m thuch a nithe lath uthually!!
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Yeth, tho thorry. Get thome retht.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Shikago – stay cool, AKM is far to clever to be blindsided by any of SP’s cohorts.

But Shikago – did you have to write POW? : )

9 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Shikago aka Chief Shikago (15:12:34) :

Come on, someone just tell me I’m crazy… And I’ll go and take a nap…

—–
Not entirely out to lunch. But I’m pretty sure there’s already a backup plan in place.

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Bethsey:
Glad you braved another top ten and are still with us! You know, back in the day, when we were few, we would greet everyone new and try to find out a bit about them (without being downright nosy, of course). Then suddenly, there was a tidal wave of new people. You didn’t get that warm hello hug, I’m afraid. Sorry, and welcome! Where are you posting from? I’m on the east coast of Canada.

9 11 2008
Bec -Yes We Did - in Illinois

Great discussion on 60 Minutes about the Obama campaign right now.

9 11 2008
whichferret

@Shikago

As someone who is still so raw from trying to spread the good word of Obama, the truth on Palin and all that is wonderful about Mudflats and being told at many turns that I sounded “preachy.” And now have had my own family call me names because I choose to not use ALL modern technology out there, ie “myface” as I call it. And when I called them on hurting my feelings I was told I was the one who had the problem. So trust me that I worried for the safety of anyone who stood up against SWWNBN. But hopefully they were in such great numbers this time that they can back each other up. And the others know that we down here are watching now. And in fact the whole World is watching now. No longer can Alaska hide like it could because there will always be some of us that remember and keep after them. Visions can be troubling, but sometimes we have them so we can change what might have happened!

9 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

I say we shelter AKM and spouse via a series of mudflater’s underground railroad homes until we can get them safely to blue territory.

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

Bec -Yes We Did – in Illinois (15:24:26) :

Hey Shikago — do calm down a bit – but I understand the anxiety! Wish we could fly up there and help them out with the count! I’m sure the good folks will come to the rescue.
———–
Hi Bec…
Yea I am. Feel better now. I can’t help thinking I want to be ready. This lady the one who just went back to AK, she is a little po’d. I’m even worried about Brian and Brenda. lol… I need a little break. I did a ton of labor today out back, I am not used to it since becoming a campaign slug, so I have to work my way back up. Nice to see you though…

9 11 2008
mhrt oregon"

O T….yesterday I heard on the radio that in december our new president elect will be taking a “listening tour”….would it not be great if he made it to AK…..has any one else heard this….I heard it on am 610 in salem

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

whichferret (15:34:29) :
So true, I am still exhausted. I know I must share a vision if I have one. OK I’m going to go rest for a little while. Thanks whichferret.

9 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Time to post flyers with attached red ballooons around Wasilla: “Our village idiot has been found”

9 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

After midnight in Ireland, so I will depart for a few hours. See you all tomorrow.

9 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

lock pepper in honolulu (15:18:49) :

I sense that our president elect is a secret mudpuppy, Shikago. He won’t let anything happen to AKM…
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I think people who’s names we know are lurkers here. I have heard things I read in the comments of mudflats (prior to hearing them) on the radio, the television, and yes, even in one of barrack Obamas speeches.
The one that seems to have gotten the most air time was a comment that went something like this.
Dear Read States,
We the Blue states want a divorce…… or something to that effect it’s been awhile ago and can’t remember who wrote it but it was great.
Even little old me got a line on Rachel Maddow once.
I can probably supply the semi ape someone mentioned above and a sturdy fishing boat to escape on. Just please not in the dead of winter, I really don’t like the cold and dark when forced to Alaska in the dead of winter I tend to whine alot and be annoying. Perhaps we could freeze Sarah into a block of ice until spring.
I do not think you are out of line in this thinking, while we were here feeling nice and obscure, AKM was giving us the dirt 3 to 5 days ahead of the rest of the world tells me who their source was.

9 11 2008
Nisperos

How will we know that some votes weren’t trashed? Or votes from some communities, especially if remote? In my Colorado county, we can look up the date our mail-in ballot went out and the date it was received. Can you do that in Alaska?

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (15:32:28) :
Me drugs? Oh, no never. OK, well, maybe a few. OK your right, happy now…
…see you later…

9 11 2008
Lulu

Pro-Palinites now calling for a boycott of FOX NEWS. Yeah, you read that line right…

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/9/18029/7785/800/658210

9 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

shikago, I don’t think you are paranoid, just realistic. I’d like to see the site mirrored and know that AKM has a plan in case of anything witch related.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Lulu – just read that Kos story – HhhAAAAaaaaaaaHaaaHaaaaHHHHAAaaaaaa!!!!!!

9 11 2008
Lulu

@UK Lady, isn’t it great? And they think the Weather Channel is too liberal!!!!🙂

9 11 2008
Mother Who Thinks

That “village idiot” shtick is so ole. Please stop.

9 11 2008
Tom from PA

For informational purposes only: The losing Vice-Presidential candidates over the last 40 years.
2004 John Edwards
2000 Joe Lieberman
1996 Jack Kemp
1992 Dan Quayle
1988 Lloyd Bentsen
1984 Geraldine Ferraro
1980 Walter Mondale
1976 Bob Dole
1972 Sargent Shriver
1968 Edmund Muskie
With the possible exception of Bob Dole, who among those saw their career blossom after defeat?

9 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

Whabs, Seattle, WA. (15:56:04) :
Thanks Whabs… Your great!

9 11 2008
Nisperos

@ Lulu (15:53:49) : ROTF LMAO! That was choice!

9 11 2008
aeroentropy

Lulu (15:57:14) :
@UK Lady, isn’t it great? And they think the Weather Channel is too liberal!!!!

Wow. That’s going to bother me tonight, I think.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Lulu – going back in to read the comments!! I’m almost peeing my knickers with laughter!!!

9 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

Hahaha! No I am just paranoid enough to believe the government can read our electronic communications and all originating points of………

9 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Tom in PA–excellent point…
you’re more likely to think, “whatever happened to…?”

Isn’t Sargent Shriver related to Maria?

9 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

OMG, they’ve come for Whabs – Who will be

9 11 2008
Tom from PA

I believe it is her father.

9 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Shikago-

My youngest daughter swears peppermint ice cream is the cure for what ails you-

I, on the other hand, am the Nap Queen.

Nighty night, and sweet dreams:)

9 11 2008
Mizer

Shikago I’ve worried about AKM myself. It struck me when he/she went to see and take pictures upon Ted Stevens return to Alaska over a week ago. I just asked for AKM to be careful. I don’t trust some of SP’s and TS’s followers even if there was an outcry from the friends and bloggers of AKM it would be too late.

9 11 2008
deborah

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (15:35:21) :

I say we shelter AKM and spouse via a series of mudflater’s underground railroad homes until we can get them safely to blue territory.
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My Northern Minnesota home’s always available…door’s always open to AKM and all good Mudflatters.

Deborah (aka upnorthMN and also hose hotrod)

9 11 2008
Ripley in CT

Former Baseball, etc (CT), now known as Karin from CT:

I’m just north of Norwich. I schooled at UCONN Storrs. Nice to see you here in Alaska!

9 11 2008
ds55

If Sarah’s supporters boycott FOX, who will watch her interview Monday night?

9 11 2008
Bob62

Here you go “Debbie”

To: Everyone

From The Blue States

We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren’t aware, that includes California , Hawaii , Oregon , Washington, Minnesota , Wisconsin , Michigan , Illinois and all the Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas , Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty.

You get Dollywood. We get Intel, Mac, and Microsoft.

You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss.

We get 85 percent of America ’s venture capital and entrepreneurs.

You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families.

You get a bunch of single Hockey moms. Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once.

If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home.

We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in Bush’s Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country’s fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of America ’s quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford , Cal , Yale, Harvard, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University ,Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite , thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws.

44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties..

Finally, we’re taking the good pot, too. You can have hat dirt weed they grow in Mexico.

Peace out,

Blue States

9 11 2008
deborah

@Tom in PA
With the possible exception of Bob Dole, who among those saw their career blossom after defeat?
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are you referring to the viagra stuff?

9 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

We have tasted victory after a very long dry spell and now are confronted by the reality of the Duke of Wellington’s observation after winning at Waterloo,
“Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won.”

The excitement of the moment has passed and we are still on edge with a pleasant sense that combines disbelief with pleasure. Success has been gained but the problems remain and appear to be getting worse while we wait for the transition to take place. I see Shikago’s vision as being symbolically rather than physically prophetic.

There is a great danger of interest and support for this community dying down as Palin and company move to suppress criticism by burying it roof top deep in word blizzards. The spirit of enthusiasm and fear that motivated people during campaign will inevitably fade. The impatience people feel in their daily lives and the desire to have one’s views shared by others will lead, as we’ve seen over the past several days to frayed nerves and emotional encounters. Hopefully we will be self-aware enough to work through this and continue our support for AKM and each other.

9 11 2008
CO Almost Native

We Can Hussein-

Great article; my favorite line is:
“My goodness, this is politics. Politics is rough and tumble, and people need to get thick skins, just like I’ve gotten.”

And this is from one who called her critics jerks and cruel- thick skins, eh?

I just got to the bumper sticker; has anybody suggested changing it to
“Keep Palin
Change 2012”

(I’m sure someone did, as all mudpuppies are clever.)

9 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

As a parrot owner (I have 12, mostly rescues) I found this Palin piece particularly enjoyable:

9 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Bob62-

Wait! Wait! (I’m sure you can see us jumping up and down, waving our arms)
Colorado is a Blue State-we went totally blue this election, we have a Dem governor, Dem controlled legislature (not by much), held the Convention (it was awesome), 100,000+ heard Obama speak in October…

Don’t leave us with the Reds!

nooooooooooo!

9 11 2008
Bev

I can’t afford to leave FL and head up to Alaska – but I did forward the info onto my buddies in Washington, Oregon, and No. California who might be in a better position, financially, to head up that way. Jimmy Carter should head up that way too – with his Peace Center monitors. . . wouldn’t that make the Republicans’ head spin to have UN vote monitors on-site.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Lulu, if you are still here – over 300 comments already, and they are so funny. The feeding frenzy begins as the freepers start eating their own!

9 11 2008
Sparky

whichferret (15:34:29)
You don’t have a problem, whichferret, I think you’re a brave MudPup.

AKM: Got an email from Begich people asking if I could spare a little $$ to help with the ballot count and continued struggle against Stevens. I sent them $25 and hope it helps in some small way. Many of us cannot be there to count ballots because of simple logistics, but we’re always there in spirit, and perhaps are able to help out in other ways. Good luck to Mr. Begich and Alaska.

9 11 2008
Lulu

@UK Lady, I read 150 comments and then skipped to the last 50! What I don’t understand is almost 60% – 75% of the people on the thread say they already ARE boycotting Fox News (and have for weeks or months or years)…so how’s that “new” boycott going to work for them this coming week?

9 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Bev,

I’m pretty sure that election monitors have to be invited by the government. But what a great image!

I seem to have lost my avatar – or maybe I mis-entered my e-mail. Perhaps this is just a test.

9 11 2008
deborah aka upnorth (also hose hotrod)

Off topic, but please read.

Sadly, I won’t be able to join all you MudPups who are gathering for the Inauguration on 1/20. But I am determined to make my annual February road trip something really special in honor of the sea of blue across the upper midwest and parts east.

I’m in the process of planning a blue-state road trip, from February 10 – 27, 2009, through the fine states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. I’d love to try to arrange a cuppa coffee, lunch, dinner with any mudpups along the way who are interested.

You can comment or make suggestions for sites, routes, food stops, get-togethers, etc. on my blog (It’s just getting going, so don’t be too hard on me). Click on my name above or the link below. I’d love to hear from you! It’s going to be my best road trip ever!

http://upnorthbynorthwest.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/upn-x-nw-blue-state-road-trip/

9 11 2008
Forty Watt

@ Lulu (15:53:49) :

Pro-Palinites now calling for a boycott of FOX NEWS. Yeah, you read that line right…

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/9/18029/7785/800/658210
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Hysterical! I particularly liked:
“I haven’t watched FOX since the interview they did with Hussein.
BTW, I’m still boycotting France. ”

Right now Huckabee has Joe the You Know What on Fox News. Oh help!–In the name of the wee man, he’s now bringing on Tito the Builder! These folks are so ignorant. Don’t they know BOB is the builder.🙂

9 11 2008
Repeal Prop 8

The Republic of Blue States will have marriage equality, too.

9 11 2008
mhrt oregon

Bev (16:28:41) :

I can’t afford to leave FL and head up to Alaska – but I did forward the info onto my buddies in Washington, Oregon, and No. California who might be in a better position, financially, to head up that way. Jimmy Carter should head up that way too – with his Peace Center monitors. . . wouldn’t that make the Republicans’ head spin to have UN vote monitors on-site.
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i like your idea..if we help other people get a fair vote…why not start at home…it might make people think twice about stealing votes

9 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Shikago and mudpups-

This article from ADN may make you feel better about Palin:

http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/583456.html

(Freepers…LOL!)

9 11 2008
Ripley in CT

Amen, Repeal Prop 8.

9 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Well, if the freepers watchword is

‘to root out political fraud and corruption’

why are they supporting Miss Sarah?

9 11 2008
Nisperos

OT but worth a read

MomHugs (Aka Eve) published this Talk to Action link on the last bedtime thread: http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/11/5/13585/8320/Front_Page/The_Palin_Scandal_in_The_Living_Room

As unusual as some of Kenyan preacher Muthee’s (who prayed over Palin)beliefs are, one practice which is particularly troubling is the hunting out and identifying of witches. This practice is spreading in the continent of Africa and it’s ruining lives. I posted this before, but it was just before a new thread, so here it is again:

‘Child-witches’ of Nigeria seek refuge: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/3407882/Child-witches-of-Nigeria-seek-refuge.html

“…Before being pushed out of their homes many were beaten or slashed with knives, thrown onto fires, or had acid poured over them as a punishment or in an attempt to make them “confess” to being possessed. In one horrific case, a young girl called Uma had a three-inch nail driven into her skull.

Yet Mary and the others at the shelter are the lucky ones for they, at least, are alive. Many of those branded “child-witches” are murdered – hacked to death with machetes, poisoned, drowned, or buried alive in an attempt to drive Satan out of their soul.

The devil’s children are “identified” by powerful religious leaders at extremist churches where Christianity and traditional beliefs have combined to produce a deep-rooted belief in, and fear of, witchcraft. The priests spread the message that child-witches bring destruction, disease and death to their families. And they say that, once possessed, children can cast spells and contaminate others…” (read in full at link)

9 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Forty Watt (16:34:51) :

@ Lulu (15:53:49) :

Pro-Palinites now calling for a boycott of FOX NEWS. Yeah, you read that line right…

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/9/18029/7785/800/658210

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my favorite ‘that’s usually when I change the station and watch the Game Show Network’.

No wonder they’re McCain/Palin fans.

9 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Ira2, I’ve been catching up on the previous thread and I noticed your comments about Hitler etc. I read this book a few years ago – it leaves the reader in no doubt as to what condition the country and its people were left in that made them so vulnerable when Hitler made his entrance.

The Allies could only agree on one thing between them – that they wanted to punish Germany. Most of them were completely aware that through the lengths they were going to, they were in fact guaranteeing another war. Politicians!

Keynes, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of the Peace (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920).

Keynes is sympathetic with Germany and calls for the Allies to revise the Versailles Treaty to be less harsh on German’s economy. Keynes forecasted that the reparations terms would crush the German economy.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Lulu – Not sure if I am telling you something you already know, don’t want to annoy you. But The Daily Kos is a very liberal site, the comments are from their members and they are taking the pi** at a site called the Free Republicans, who are rabidly right wing and mostly completely stupid. The Daily Kos site are very political and fairly intellectual mostly.

9 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Joe the plumber, tito the builder, sarah the governor, john the Pow–I always wondered what was up with the nursery school action figures…makes me envision a Playskool set up for 3 year olds.

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

FortyWatt
Lulu

My favourite –

“They are the death knell of decent satire in this country. What are we supposed to do for satire when the reality is so much more absurd?”

9 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

My God. Went from Kos to the Free Republic page. Who are these idiots? They think Fox News is liberal? They’re going to ‘punish’ Fox? Jeez. I obviously don’t care about people’s sexual orientation – cause I don’t care that I didn’t know Shepard Smith is gay, nor do I care that he’s gay, if he is. Who are these people?

Here’s a quote for you “I get all of my news from Conservative websites (like here on FR) and 1. Rush, 2. Levin, 3. Hannity 4. some Boortz 4. and some Laura Ingraham. ”

This person thinks this is news?

I won’t be bookmarking this page!

9 11 2008
Lulu

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (16:48:50) wrote :
“My favourite -“They are the death knell of decent satire in this country. What are we supposed to do for satire when the reality is so much more absurd?”

Yes! This is a question my spouse and I ask ourselves every day!🙂
The GOP has ruined satire in the post-modern age!
Especially their side of the presidential campaign which we just all lived through….

9 11 2008
whichferret

But what about those of us who are just trapped in Red States? plus Kansas was set up in the Missouri compromise as the non-slave state so how does that factor in? And West Virginia and Virginia are completely flipped since Virginia seceded and West Virginia chose to split from them to stay with the Union. Of course Virginia still has issues, but is getting better.

How about we all try and heal some of these rifts? I know there will always be the fringe HATERS but I have hope that most of us can deal with each other. Or maybe I am in need of a nap too

9 11 2008
Lulu

@whichferret, I think we should heal rifts, too. But do I have to heal the rifts between Fox News and their viewers?😉

9 11 2008
Forty Watt

@ Nisperos (16:38:35)

‘Child-witches’ of Nigeria seek refuge: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/3407882/Child-witches-of-Nigeria-seek-refuge.html

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This is horrendous–abuse and murder of innocents for nothing else than personal gain.

I’m going to listen to “The Best of the Obamas” on CNN to calm myself. Tomorrow I will look into what little I can do to help. Thank you for bringing this to the attention of those of us who missed it the first time.

9 11 2008
concernedcanadian

Can someone from Alaska please explain to me (uneducated Canadian on US elections) why on earth Alaska is so far behind the lower 48 states and the counting of ballots? I just can’t come to any understanding of this all. So confused. : \

9 11 2008
austintx

Bob62 – We in Travis County ( home of Willie,Ann Richards,Molly Ivins,StevieRay Vaughn,Jimmie Vaughn,Dixie Chicks, the list goes on…..) beseech you to include us !! Look at the electoral maps……..we are True BLUE…..in a sea of red…an island…….we’ll even bring the BBQ……..and oh yeah…..Willie smokes only the BEST!!!

9 11 2008
West Virginian

whichferret–I don’t understand WV either. Our Senators have been Democratic for years and years (Byrd and Rockefeller). Our governor is a Democrat. I’ve been told that WV went red because people were afraid of losing their guns!

9 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Here’s another one of my favorites from Free Republic

‘Rest assured that someone at FOX is monitoring this very thread and that it is quite troubling to them…..anyone in media with a brain watches FR closely. ‘

9 11 2008
deborah

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (17:04:56) :

Here’s another one of my favorites from Free Republic

‘Rest assured that someone at FOX is monitoring this very thread and that it is quite troubling to them…..anyone in media with a brain watches FR closely. ‘
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I am rendered entirely speechless by that one…

9 11 2008
Repeal Prop 8

Re:Nisperos (16:38:35)

Ah, witch burnings. The time-honored way to deal with troublesome women. Not to mention FGM. And marriage as bondage. We’ve got a long way to go…

9 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Lance the Boil – kind of takes your breath way doesn’t it? 2.07am here, going to bed, night all.

9 11 2008
Lulu

New Thread Alert!!

9 11 2008
Lulu

Good night, UK Lady!

9 11 2008
Bethsy in the Midwest

thank you for the welcome! I am in the midwest–mid 50’s, Jewish, married and pretty moderate politically. My husband definitely would have voted for McCain and I was open about it…but after he picked Palin, that was it for us. Then McCain seemed to get nastier and nastier and I found myself really frightened at the idea of either he or Palin (but particularly her) getting elected.

I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled on this blog but fell in love with it and have checked it daily ever since.

9 11 2008
whichferret

Fox news is on its own. That is the HATERS involved there

9 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Bethsy in the Midwest (17:14:55) :

thank you for the welcome! I am in the midwest–mid 50’s, Jewish, married and pretty moderate politically. My husband definitely would have voted for McCain and I was open about it…but after he picked Palin, that was it for us. Then McCain seemed to get nastier and nastier and I found myself really frightened at the idea of either he or Palin (but particularly her) getting elected.

I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled on this blog but fell in love with it and have checked it daily ever since.
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Welcome. That’s pretty much how I got here. Palin scared me so bad, and McCain choosing her scared me worse. Then I vetted Obama and realized he’s the One (or that One if you prefer).

9 11 2008
deborah

Bethsy in the Midwest (17:14:55) :

thank you for the welcome! I am in the midwest–mid 50’s, Jewish, married and pretty moderate politically. My husband definitely would have voted for McCain and I was open about it…but after he picked Palin, that was it for us. Then McCain seemed to get nastier and nastier and I found myself really frightened at the idea of either he or Palin (but particularly her) getting elected.
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Welcome, Bethsy! I too am in the Midwest….Minnesota, about 150 miles north of Mpls. I came here the day McCain selected SP…trying to find out who the heck she was. Well, I certainly learned that and so much more. I’m sure you’re finding these mudpuppies are just the best! And if you ever need us to mobilize on your behalf…look out. We are wicked awesome! Happy to meet you!

Deborah (aka upnorthMN)

9 11 2008
sauerkraut aka road apples palin

Took us over 2 hours to count about 200 absentee ballots locally here in pennsyltucky – partially because the majority inspector (gop) kept messing up the count. Hope youse guys have better luck with the 50k+ that needs done up there.

9 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Glad to hear from you Bethsy. My paternal grandparents are from Chicago and Indianapolis. So I get the tension between tradition and principle thing.
Okay, here is where we all stampede over to the new thread!!

9 11 2008
sauerkraut aka road apples palin

Shikago – yer crazy.

And I mean that in the best way possible. 🙂

9 11 2008
Lee

Lulu: Thanks for the laugh. My goodness, that darn weather chanel promotes climate change. What will these people get wrong next.

9 11 2008
SMR

Just volunteered to count votes! Every little bit helps!

9 11 2008
sauerkraut aka road apples palin

lock pepper in honolulu (16:46:54) :

Joe the plumber, tito the builder, sarah the governor, john the Pow–I always wondered what was up with the nursery school action figures
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I’ve been waiting several weeks for the bobbleheads.

9 11 2008
sauerkraut aka road apples palin

jeepers, freepers, how’d you get to be such creepers?

9 11 2008
Gryphen

“scary big ape-man” at your service.

You can all relax AKM has great friends and is very careful.

To be honest we have people all over the state, including Wasilla, and if anybody is outnumbered it is Sarah and company.

But Governor Malibu Barbie has much bigger fish to fry then us right now. She is under attack from the McCain campaign, FOX News, and even many of the local media outlets. (Who used to LOVE her!)

If and when she gets around to AKM, or any of the rest of us, she will be so badly damaged and wounded that she will not be able to threaten anybody.

But as progressive Alaskans we are done being pushed around by the Republicans so if they think they can steal this election without a fight, or intimidate us into shutting up, they are about to suffer a very rude awakening.

10 11 2008
NY Dem

Laughing about the “lisp” posts brought this oldie but goodie to mind – thought I would share it with you all for a laugh —

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!

Psas Ti ON !

10 11 2008
NY Dem

Also, Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corp, 233 years old today !

And an early Veterans Day salute to all the veterans out there and especially here at Mudflats !!




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