Latest Alaskan Numbers and Palin’s Potential Senate Run.

12 11 2008

So, IF Ted Stevens gets re-elected, and IF he gets expelled from the senate, we will have a special election to fill the seat.  Any takers?

In an interview today with Wolf Blitzer (I wonder if she had an urge to shoot him from a helicopter?) Sarah Palin said that she feels as though she has a “contract with Alaskans” to continue to serve as governor, but didn’t completely rule out a run for the U.S. Senate if there was an opportunity to do so.

Palin said, speaking of Alaska voters,  “if they call an audible on me, and if they say they want me in another position, I’m going to do it. … My life is in God’s hands. If he’s got doors open for me, that I believe are in our state’s best interest, the nation’s best interest, I’m going to go through those doors.”

She also said she would not appoint herself or a member of her family to the vacant senate seat….which is nice, because that would be illegal.  (bangs head on desk)

So obviously a lot hangs in the balance in this Senate race – not only another potential Democrat in the Senate, but whether Sarah Palin will gain a foothold in Washington.  The first batch of uncounted ballots will be finished tonight.  The official count from the Division of Elections has Democrat Mark Begich leading ConvicTed Stevens by THREE votes.  There are about 10,000 ballots scheduled to be counted today, and nobody is going home until it’s done.  There are about 35,000 more ballots to be counted in the next week. 

Ethan Berkowitz has made up a little ground on Republican incumbent Don Young but still trails by 15,710. 



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12 11 2008
C.Rock

frist

12 11 2008
nswfm CA

This is my favorite comment from HuffPo

I hope God would answer her prayer—

AND BUILD A DOOR ON THE SIDE OF A CLIFF—SO SHE CAN PLOW THROUGH IT.

12 11 2008
Deb

right behind you, c!

12 11 2008
Sue

QUESTION: Are they recounting all the votes or just the ones for Senate? Will this change the numbers of votes for Obama? Thanks!

This is not a recount. They are still counting absentee, early votes and question ballots. Yes, it will change the numbers for Obama one way or another. Also local races, several of which are very close. AKM

12 11 2008
cej

First!

12 11 2008
Deb

CO-in response to your post on previous thread “My theory is she talks in sound bites, but I’m not sure if it is because (a) she learned basic English in Journalism, or (b) it camoflauges an empty brain, or (c) both.”

she learned to talk in sound bites…and given that the campaign tried to fill that brain with info for a couple of months..I’m thinking she has some problems processing and categorizing information ..i.e. I think all the info is in that brain…she just isn’t sure how it all links together!

12 11 2008
cej

Oops! Top ten maybe-yes!

12 11 2008
Julie

What if he’s a “she god”, Sarah?

12 11 2008
CO Almost Native

tenish, anyone?

12 11 2008
trig

Palin is ABSOLUTELY NAUSEATING!

12 11 2008
Cynthia, TX

Ok, I am going to say this again. I just don’t see how she got to this level.

12 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Deb-

Hmmmm…are you saying she has some missing links?

12 11 2008
mustang

“that I believe are in our state’s best interest, the nation’s best interest, I’m going to go through those doors.”

…she has said that before, but she added….”in my best interests”.

she is never going away. *_*

12 11 2008
Cynthia, TX

a sweet shout out to John Mccain did she just say that?

12 11 2008
Chris

Please God…make it not so………..

12 11 2008
Cynthia, TX

no she is not going thru those doors because we are going to glue them and nail them shut for her!

12 11 2008
Deb

nswfm-I spewed wine at “AND BUILD A DOOR ON THE SIDE OF A CLIFF—SO SHE CAN PLOW THROUGH IT.” That will teach her to go plowing through doors because she THINKS she knows God’s plan…is like I have told here before….back when I lived in AK in the ’70s I prayed (and planned) to have a second child and wanted a girl…..well, I ended up with TWINS…a girl and a boy. Moral is: we may THINK we can go plowing through that door that we THINK god has planned for us…but the result may be NOTHING like our plan!

12 11 2008
mustang

oh yeah….before tonight she was ‘gonna plough thru those doors…even if not wanted’….

yikes.

12 11 2008
Deb

CO-shhhhhh…she may BE the missing link!! (i didn’t say that, did i?”

12 11 2008
Blue in Tennessee

They are going to talk about her daughter’s pregnancy. What lies now?

12 11 2008
Suchanut

Go Mark, Go!

Light those candles, Mudpups! Let’s shine our light on the Alaska vote count!

12 11 2008
Anonymous

Thanks so much for this blog–I live in Tucson Az and visit every day now for the best information on Sarah Palin. She’s someone to watch, all right–watch out for, that is. Frightening.

12 11 2008
mvngfwd

I bet they are toasting the demise of Ms. Palin right now on that nice little Romney cruise. I think they are all privately happy about the Stevens’ downslide too. It makes them positioned to be the “clean” GOP.

12 11 2008
nona

Thanks so much for this blog–I live in Tucson Az and visit every day now for the best information on Sarah Palin. She’s someone to watch, all right–watch out for, that is. Frightening.

12 11 2008
Sue

Sarah is, again, using her religion to further her own plans. If you have to “push” through the door that God has opened, then He has not actually opened it. She also puts herself above God by saying that if He opens a door, she will consider if it is good for…” A true Christian goes through the door in obedience, knowing that God’s plan is always better than one’s own. Also, she prays not to “miss” that door; if God opens a door and you miss it, He will open another one and another one until you “get” what He wants from you.

12 11 2008
Suchanut

also…

12 11 2008
mustang

and just noticed in post above here….why is the spelling for her plow being spelled “plough”
….as opposed to what it should be…PLOW….

wow….

12 11 2008
nswfm CA

Poll: U.S. mood has improved after Obama’s election–McClatchy Newspapers

Well Obama and his family and Biden and his family are like an antidepressant after 8 years of GWB. I feel bad for the Alaskans who got their village idiot back. Please, please, please let Begich be the winner in this race.

12 11 2008
Deb

such!!! you just said that to make me bang my head??

12 11 2008
Dazzler

She’s yammering on Larry King now….he’s gonna ask her about her pregnant daughter next….the trailer running across the screen say “Palin Unleashed….” got dat right!!! That’s exactly what she’s like today…he asked her over and over again if she ‘was sad’ when she lost the election and she’s gone on and on and still won’t answer the question…she’s being a vindictive bitch….and saying main stream media won’t correct the information about her not being Trig’s mother….how were they supposed to do that?

12 11 2008
VoteNov4

The more she talks, the better it gets. How many times can she change her story on just the clothes, much less Ted Stevens? Between all the “not blinkin'” and “chargin’ through doors” maybe she’ll just blindly run off a cliff!

12 11 2008
Deb

vote….are you saying maybe she will “plow off” a cliff mid-blink? (maybe we will hear her yelling “also” on the way down?)

12 11 2008
Suchanut

Deb, I just wanted to end my setence properly – please don’t bang your head!

12 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Deb – she is not the missing link; she is not that smart

Mustang – yes it is always the Nations Best Interest.

She also likes the verb serve. (The company ServeMaster is run by fundamentalists – true – get it- serve the master.) It’s a dogwhistle.

She really believes God will call her, she, little ol’ Sarah for the Best for the United States of America. That is what makes her terrifying.

12 11 2008
Bev

When will the MSM stop with the Palin interviews and stories and such? Wonder why they aren’t talking to Begich or covering the fact that the honorable McCain is stumping for the very man who ran dishonorable ads against Cleland and whom McCain himself said were despicable ads?

12 11 2008
Deb

maybe god’s purpose for her is for her to stay home and care for her children? say it ain’t so, joe!

12 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Lord, make a way
Lord, make a way
Lord, make a way …….😀

12 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Deb (17:25:40) :

CO-shhhhhh…she may BE the missing link!! (i didn’t say that, did i?”
—————–
If she is, it’s time for her to go missing again. (And, yes, you did)

12 11 2008
Dazzler

Since I’m not in the psychiatric field I’m sure there’s some name for what Palin is suffering…she takes credit for everything wonderful she touches and refuses to accept responsibility for anything negative…everything is someone else’s fault…and now she’s back on the God speech and the f*ing doors…

12 11 2008
Cynthia, TX

Larry King doesn’t know what to say about that junk that was spewed all over our tv’s!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 11 2008
Suchanut

Good questions, Bev. I guess she is hot now but I don’t see it lasting, do you?

12 11 2008
nswfm CA

Deb (17:24:42) :

nswfm-I spewed wine at “AND BUILD A DOOR ON THE SIDE OF A CLIFF—SO SHE CAN PLOW THROUGH IT.”

I wish I had come up with that–it was someone else on HuffPo, but with all her plowing right ahead, she should watch out for what is on the other side. She is so completely unqualified, no amount of God talk is going to get her there. Obama was up at 4:30 in the AM with his mom going over his schoolwork. Maybe that’s where he learned discipline. Maybe that’s where he learned how to be a great parent. Maybe that’s where he LEARNED HOW TO TALK IN HIS FIRST LANGUAGE! Jeez, I’ve met people who’s third language was English and they could speak better than this village idiot…on her only language.

My mom would show more compassion for her, but not much. She heard her voice on the radio, the day she was announced and Mom said “I don’t like her already.” I don’t like her STILL!

12 11 2008
mudslide pike

looking for an update on the Senate count….. any good news?

12 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Dazzler – about the door thing – I think that is a dog whistle and meant to ask muddies last night.

On the terrifying video of her church – the anointing of cell phones video – they mention PORTALS.

Anyone know anything about fundie principles of portals; I’ve heard it somewhere.

12 11 2008
Suchanut

the results are still from 3:30

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08general/data/results.htm

use this link and keep refreshing – I’m hoping they post more numbers tonight.

12 11 2008
Deb

well..she is HOT news right now…but MSM can only do SO many interviews with her….before she will need some NEW material…and since she isn’t very intellectual, that should be SOON! interviewers can only do so many interviews covering the election…and she has nothing new to offer anyone!

12 11 2008
Elmer Creek

Just saw Sarah on Larry King Live. She’s taken over the title of longwinded politician from Joe Bidden. Larry was irritated at times with her babbling!

12 11 2008
cej

She really is the gift that just keeps giving!

12 11 2008
Suchanut

If Larry is getting irritated, it is the beginning of the end for her methinks…

12 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Deb-
LOL! You are exactly right! Brilliant!

Dazzler-
I think of it as “Palin Unmuzzled”…

12 11 2008
Dazzler

I’m a Christian but I’m so disgusted with all this religious inference in everything she says….get your religion out of my government…period. Get your church out of my bedroom, also, too…..

12 11 2008
Suchanut

I saw a great poster

“I’ll give you your “Under God” if I can have my “Liberty and Justice for All”

12 11 2008
Dazzler

MSNBC just reported that Begich is now in the lead….

12 11 2008
Road Runner

id I just hear on Rachel’s show that Begich is ahead by 3 votes?

12 11 2008
Clemo KC

Begich takes lead in Senate race — by 3 votes!

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/310/story/55789.html

12 11 2008
ED

What is an audible? Is it something Alaskan voters call on people?

12 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Dazzler – well put. When we fuss about fundies it is NOT about anyone being religious but about religion in government especially when it is one particular religion.

12 11 2008
austintx

cranius atmospheres

12 11 2008
Dazzler

An audible is 1,500 Alaskans standing in the cold with signs telling Sarah they don’t like her….

12 11 2008
Deb

I am laughing now….just checked in at my right-wing “friend’s” blog…and even HE is pissed at sarah…..she made a statement about bloggers “wearing pajamas in their basement” …my friend is a trust fund baby, and, if he wears pajamas, they would be silk pajamas from neiman’s or saks, paid for by HIMSELF…so he did NOT like SP insulting bloggers like that! (she is alienating left AND right!)

12 11 2008
SoCal Bob

Fox reported tonight that Stevens was actually 3 votes behind in the race and I’ll love it if those 3 votes keep Sarah grounded.

12 11 2008
Dazzler

Yes, and then they loudly protest that our Constitution gives them the right….I think not…our Constitution protects their right to choose a religion…not force it down my throat….

12 11 2008
Dragon Lady

ED – me too = what the heck is an “audible.”

All this stuff and nonsense from conservative pundits: They will use her to raise money, stump for candidates, etc. but they are the ones burying her.

12 11 2008
Bev

I bet if this count of votes end up real close, then they will have a recount huh???

It could take forever to find out who will be senator.

Also, if Stevens gets in I understand that the senate will not put him out till all appeals…that could take at least a year or more correct????

12 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Argyle GOP activist helping boost Palin profile

“Kelly Eustis of Argyle said he plans to travel to California this weekend to help with production of a television commercial praising Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The commercial, being produced by the Our Country Deserves Better political action committee, is expected be begin airing nationally around Thanksgiving.”

http://www.poststar.com/blogs/?p=11094&cat=259

can you wait?

12 11 2008
Dazzler

I wear pajamas while blogging because I didn’t get to loot Neiman Marcus from coast to coast like she did…I don’t need to wear Valentino while I’m blogging…hmm, vision of First Dude sitting around wearing silk boxers watching CNN….

12 11 2008
austintx

Can she swim ??? If not – they should have taken her on the boat…………..

12 11 2008
CO Almost Native

I knew it- check out Huffington Post (I’m on my stepmom’s PC, and can’t get it to paste a link). The article says The Alliance for a Better Minnesota has filed two letters, one with the FBI, the other with the Senate, asking for investigations of Norm Coleman and the illegal $75,000 he allegedly took from a businessman (two court suits have been filed).

This couldn’t happen to a better person (heh heh heh).

12 11 2008
mudslide pike

The only time you get a recount in Alaska is in a REAL tie. One vote is a win

12 11 2008
264 Crayons

Dazzler:

get your religion out of my government…period. Get your church out of my bedroom, also, too…..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Or as I like to say…please remove your cross from my vagina. Thank you.

12 11 2008
Deb

damn..I do love this site…and, yes, now I’ll have to go back to step 1 of my 12 step program to wean myself from mudflats! hi all…I’m a mudflats addict!

12 11 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange Palin

SP’s “contract with Alaskans” won’t be worth the paper it’s printed on once she hears anything resembling a door being opened for her once more on the national political stage.

The media are only making her worse by pandering to her desire to stay in the spotlight. Guess they figure it gets them ratings, but as Deb has already said above, this is a severely self-limiting deal.

Go, Begich!!😀

12 11 2008
Dazzler

It just dawned on me what Sarah Palin is doing…her speech pattern….she’s like the kid that has to write a 500 word essay and has nothing to say so the paper is filled with redundant phrases and ‘filler’….or she’s got some serious mental problem that doesn’t allow her to finish a sentence….she’s so busy concentrating on her next lie that she can’t follow through with her previous thought….it’s maddening….

12 11 2008
Forty Watt

Did you hear what she said about the clothes? Apparently, Larry, it was a campaign. There were lights, no doubt cameras, and wardrobe! Oh, so it was a Lifetime movie now. She just walked in there and lo and behold! Suits, jewelery, silk knickers and onesies for Trig. The Lord no doubt provided and they puteth them on and fitteth perfectly!

THEN she said well there were eight of us and a couple more showed up. What! Did you know these people? They got clothed and all? Hell, we missed a chance here. We could have just “showed up” and snagged ourselves a little Prada.

I’m getting to the point I’d actually think more of her if she had enough wit to remember her lies rather than constantly making up new ones also.

12 11 2008
nswfm CA

I, too, have the Mudflats addiction. Also.

I thought I could give it up after the election, but with the ConvicTED thing still unsettled, I keep needing one more hit!

Also, it is well written and researched. Too. Also.

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Keeping a blue candle lit—in the fireplace—until this is over.

BTW, while cleaning out the family room fireplace yesterday afternoon, I was up to my eyes in soot, but I had CNN on to keep me company. A commentator, I don’t know who (head in fireplace being Cinderella) had this to offer: ” If I had some advice for SP it would be to go to school. She’s an intelligent person, but she is not familiar with her government or the world and she could benefit from some formal education”.

Amen.

Until she can produce some further educational credentials, Alaskans need to can her!

12 11 2008
Deb

dazzler…you nailed it…as I said..nothing of substance…so she “fills” and, like many of the 6th graders I work with, can’t complete a sentence (although with the 6th graders they can SPEAK in complete sentences, just not write in complete sentences) I would love to take a gander at her writing skills…typically writing skills are behind speaking skills…so, following that assumption, her writing must be incoherent! (also)

12 11 2008
Dazzler

She’s was very put out about Katie Couric’s suggestion that she get educated before she thinks of running this country….LOL….

12 11 2008
Glenn2008

“My life is in God’s hands. If he’s got doors open for me, that I believe are in our state’s best interest, the nation’s best interest, I’m going to go through those doors.”

A prison door, perhaps?

12 11 2008
Glenn2008

A door to Russia ?

12 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Deb and Dazzler-

Any mudpuppy who can’t go to DC for the Inaugration (sp), watch/blog in pjs:)
I have some oldie but goodie flannels…

Bev-
My understanding of Senate rules is Stevens can be expelled because he was convicted; I don’t think they have to wait for appeals to be exhausted. I think at is what Harry Reid said-

12 11 2008
Deb

ok…I confess…I was WAY envious of Piper’s Louis Vitton bag…which was WAAAY too big for a 7 year old to begin with. Dammit…you don’t buy a 7 year old a full size Louis Vitton bag!!

12 11 2008
Glenn2008

A door to Marcus Neiman?

http://steveyoungonpolitics.com/neiman-marcus-set-deal-with-sarah-palin-to-open-clothing-stores-after-election/

Taylor promises the Palinwear™ brand won’t be forgetting the men.

“Just Todd™ will embrace the real American outdoorsmen,” said Taylor. ”Just Todd™ will have everything from the Pit Bull ™ line of work and ski-bum outerwear to First Dude™ goin’ to meetin’ formalwear and Look! I Bet They’re Plannin’ Something™, a sportsman’s optical department with lenses capable of ’seeing neighboring countries.’”

12 11 2008
Quince Squib Underpinnings

There would be no automatic recount unless there were an exact tie, but a recount could still be launched by other means (including citizen petition).

12 11 2008
Dazzler

I’m sure she can’t write a grocery list. She went to what? Five colleges to get her journalism BA? She strutted around a studio giving hockey scores….I doubt she’s written anything substantial in her lifetime…but good at signing charge slips….

I really have a very difficult time following anything she says…I really do try…but it’s just nonsensical and my brain can’t correlate her partial sentences into anything understandable…maybe she does this on purpose so no one can hold her to what she says….because no one knows what she says….LOL

12 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Forty Watt-
LOL! Prada indeed:)

Sweet dreams of Ted and Sarah sharing a prison address…g’night.

12 11 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

Why doesn’t God open up her door to her house so she can be a mother to Trig, and help oout Bristal?

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

P.S.

Poor Sarah…

the real GOP movers and shakers are on a Caribbean Cruise. They would be Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and about 700 other big wig Republicans.
…but not Sarah.

Hope the new duds are adequate compensation for being used, then tossed aside by the GOP….

Just sayin’ 😉

12 11 2008
bookish

God loves him some Sarah from Wasilla. He’s Sarah’s personal coach, or celestial gumball machine, or concierge. He stays busy lookin’ out for our girl.

12 11 2008
Bea

For those asking, an “audible” comes from football and means changing the play on the line of scrimmage– so, in other words, it’s a last-minute on-the-fly seat-of-the-pants sort of decision.

(Thank my football-obsessed husband for my knowledge of this cultural term!😉 )

12 11 2008
rubby

Just as a point of linguistic curiosity, is there anyone out there other than Palin who uses “progress” as a transitive verb (as in, “…opportunity that we have to progress this nation together”)? She used the word that way at least a few times in the Blitzer interview, so it was no slip of the tongue.

12 11 2008
Dazzler

How about designer Palinpaper? We can use it to wipe her crap off our feet….

12 11 2008
Dazzler

She used it throught the campaign also, too….I just love that phrase….also, too, she is still reciting her tired, old campaign scripts…even on Larry King tonite…also, too….

12 11 2008
Bea

rubby (18:00:02) :

Just as a point of linguistic curiosity, is there anyone out there other than Palin who uses “progress” as a transitive verb (as in, “…opportunity that we have to progress this nation together”)? She used the word that way at least a few times in the Blitzer interview, so it was no slip of the tongue.

____

GAH! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who has been driven CRAZY by Palin’s use of “progress.” Can someone PLEASE “make a way” for me not to have to hear that harpy butchering the King’s English anymore?!?

12 11 2008
Deb

the verb progress is not (typically) used as a transitive verb ….hence we don’t PROGRESS something….we simply progress (no object). her usage is NOT (oh, am I an elitist when it comes to language…you betcha!) proper English

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Dazzler———————————

How have you mastered Palinspeak? You really have, you know! 🙂

12 11 2008
sammypunkrocker

I feel that I walk in his shoes. Can I be a senator from Alaska?

12 11 2008
Dazzler

Olberman says Begich is up by three votes…maybe God can point Sister Sarah to the right door to find all the missing ballots…

Remember the old ‘Let’s Make a Deal’? Three doors….I envision Sarch winning her chance to pick a door (she had a hardboiled egg in her purse to win). She’s given a lock of the governship of Alaska but the three doors are soooo tempting….she trades her governship for Door Number Two…and there’s her prize….1,000 pounds of Moose Dung….

I can dream can’t I?

12 11 2008
Ripley in CT

Evenin’ Muppies.

I watched my Rachel say that Begich was ahead by 3 and I cheered! Partly for her😉 and partly for Begich. GO Blue Alaska!

Insofar as SWWNBN, I cannot stand to even watch her speak any more. Her circular reasoning and circular sentences, also too, just drive me insane.. and believe me, it’s not a far drive.

A door huh? I like the idea of a cartoon door, that opens out into the great beyond. Floorless. I hope that is what it feels like for her when all the “gates” get moving forward. AKM, how are they all going, btw?

12 11 2008
Deb

oh dear…that was about clear as mud….
We can MAKE progress. We progress as a nation. But, we do NOT progress the nation.

12 11 2008
Blue in MT

The thought just went through my head that when & if Bristol gives birth, will SP accept & love that innocent baby or consider him/her the product of sin?

I do wish she’d just go away.

12 11 2008
Steph in KS

Re: Tim Pawlenty

A few years ago, he descended upon the small town my parents live in for the Minnesota Fishing Opener. My dad was involved with the project *before* he knew Pawlenty was coming. His town is highly, strongly Democratic. No one really wanted him there, but small town Minnesota doesn’t know how to be rude.(Although some of the population suggested my dad “lose him” in the lake, permanently) My dad had to have his picture taken with Pawlenty for the paper, so he made my mom go pose with him, too. So now it’s tit for tat if my mom ever tries to put my dad’s picture with Pawlenty up or anything. Heh.

12 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Bea – thank you for the audible def – my eyes spin when people try a sports analogy on me; hopelessly ignorant there.

Also, that clears that up, also that a little last minute decision or burning bush telling her to take Stevens seat. The Lord will make a way also.

Dazzler – she’s been on the campaign script in all these interviews; she’s programmed. Then she’ll say the campaign is over.

How Stoopid to mention Ayers twice in one day while begging for a role in this administration and leaving open the senate race and leaving open 2012 being doors that is, also.

12 11 2008
Lacy Lady

Just wonder when caribou barbie is going back home and STAY there. The election is over—–I don’t care to see or hear from her ever again. The way to shut her up, is for the media not to invite her on their show. I watched the Larry King show tonight, and never heard such crap. If anyone can make out just what she was saying , it beats the h….. out of me.—–I wish Larry had asked her when the baby was due.

12 11 2008
Lin in AZ

I am amazed that SP boldly tells everyone what she prays; it seems to me that it should be private. And I don’t suppose she will ever get the idea that god doesn’t want her to seek a national political office…what would it take? An earthquake, a tidal wave, lightening and thunder.

12 11 2008
Bren D'a Moore

Seems as thought the MSM jsut can’t get enough of her. They all want their “Katy Couric” moment. Seems to provide good entertainment for us all.

12 11 2008
New Boston Yankee

Just a suggestion and an earnest request: due to the time discrepancy between Alaska and Eastern time zone (and points in between), I would find it so much easier to put a perspective on Mudflats if a time (Alaskan) were posted for the blogs.

12 11 2008
Glenn2008

Dalykos idea for Sarah’s door:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/11/182431/47

…and I thought we would be bored after the election. Is this comedy never gonna end?

12 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Poor kid carrying Louis Viutton: Pretty sure that was her mom’s bag and it was COUNTERFEIT!

12 11 2008
nswfm CA

You know, with her track record of Mom, those kids are better off without her. One got to go to Iraq instead of jail, the other one has a kid and another on the way (probably gonna get dumped by Mr. Shotgun Wedding). I don’t have high hopes for the other ones with her in charge, teaching them how to be grifters. Her theme song should be the one from The Grifters movie.

I’m still hoping for a door at the edge of a cliff so she can plow through. Or jail for tax evasion among other things. Maybe her parents can raise the remaining kids. Or maybe they don’t have such a great track record, either.

12 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Dragon Lady: Looks like you’ve mastered Palinese, also.

12 11 2008
Crystal D.

Hi everyone. I’m hooked on this site, like so many
around the globe. ‘Checking-in several times a day….
‘wondering why on Earth I can’t stop watching Peggy Pigtail.
I had a sweet “vision” of her,actually, being prosecuted
for her crimes against the State.
The PA has her on the stand, and she is only allowed to answer
“yes” or “no”.
She’s asked if she used public money for her family’s travel expenses.
Silence.
She’s drilled with questions about trooper-gate, house-gate,,,etc.,,
Silence.
“Mz. Palin, just answer the question.”
Her face scrunches up, then,,, that blank, straight ahead stare,,,,
The jaw tightens, then, falls…..
She starts to say something…
“No, no, no”, says the judge. “Just answer yes or no”.
Smoke starts streaming from her ears……. ~ her brain can not
comprehend the question,,,,, – it can not construct a coherent thought,,,
‘can not answer without a lie.
The crowd gathered in the courtroom, lets out a collective groan & they all
duck !
She’s about to explode !!
Then, everyone sits up,, as they realize…. ~ ‘no danger.
That ballooning head is just full of air. There won’t be anything hitting the fan.
There she is,,, – ‘Head caved in like a rotten pumpkin. Glasses askew. Hair
limp and ratty.
They lead her out as she keeps repeating, “But, but,,, if you’d just ask me….”
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‘Seen on a sweatshirt;

Being Vague
is as annoying as
that other thing

12 11 2008
Deb

when SP talks in interviews about her “prayers”, that is automatic “code” for HER (not necessarily the RNC’s) base….
the fundie’s truly believe that she is/could be/was/ “annointed” by god….so now, she is just showing them that she still is a “believer” and all is well with her and god!
(btw, I truly believe that this belief “style” is close to a terrorists belief….i.e. the 9/11 bombers truly believed they were on a mission from god….VERY thin line between fanatics of different beliefs)

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

New Boston Yankee (18:09:44)
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The time following your name, i.e. 18:09:44 is Alaska time. 6:09:44 P.M. Alaska time.

While the actual blog intro, by AKM, may not have a time posted, never fear! It is usually a matter of seconds until the first commenter arrives—-TeeHee.

12 11 2008
nswfm CA

Fundamentalists in any religion are nuts.

12 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Bren D’a Moore (18:09:26) : Check when you posted <–. That is Alaska time.

12 11 2008
West Virginian

It seems as if the more she talks, the more convoluted her language becomes. She was bad during the campaign but it’s even worse now.

I agree with everyone else–I just want her to go away.

12 11 2008
Dazzler

By gosh, I think I can be Sarah’s speechwriter. I think I got the hang of it now:

Also, too, we can come together to progress to the future I think we need to be a part of this wonderful country that John McCain has been a hero of, mostly because he’s a great American, also, too. If my God points me to the door whether it’s closed or not I’m going to progress to go through it even if I’m plowed. I think Obama has a mandate even if Bill Ayers is an unrepenant terrorist we should follow to see that our country will progress with untapped energy sources in A-LAS-ka and we have so much to offer in the way of reusable energy resources, also too, we have that pipeline, that I reformed the good ol’ boys with and the big oil companies.

12 11 2008
concernedcanadian

Please!!! Let this global nightmare end. It is just too much for the average world thinker to let this woman any closer to a presidential candidate. Wake me up when it is over! I never thought in my life that I’d be so concerned about American politics, but this with Sarah Palin, and George Bush has just riled the entire world up. It is such a failure to everyone of us.

12 11 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

Anyone know if Todd and kids came to Florida with her today? Does she ever work for the State of Alaska?

12 11 2008
Michael Brennan-White

If Stevens loses by a small margin and thus Sarah “missing undies” Palin misses out on her chance to be Senator, will she have to blame it on the Alaska Independence Party and their 4% of the vote?

12 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

OOPs, that last post should have been @ New Boston Yankee (18:09:44)

12 11 2008
Bren D'a Moore

the problem child (a jerk, also) (18:15:54) :

Must have me confused with someone else

12 11 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

Anyone know if Todd and kids came to Florida with her today? Does she ever work for the State of Alaska?

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

I have not heard Palin say “maverick” lately in these exclusive interviews.

12 11 2008
Deb

I truly think SP is even less equipped to be a Senator that she was to be VP….a VP can fade into the woodwork, and be just a mouthpiece; whereas, a senator actually has to argue points on committees or on the senate floor…..she would be eaten alive on the senate floor!

12 11 2008
Deb

btw because I truly don’t think she is equipped to be a senator…I think she would be MOST ineffective….so part of me would like to see it!

12 11 2008
austintx

Oh Sarah……..left on the dock……..get it ???

12 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Crystal D. (18:14:38) : You’re getting my dreams. How weird is that?😉

12 11 2008
Bren D'a Moore

Deb (18:19:48) :
Yes, for sure! It must have killed a few of those Repub Govs to have her star at their convention knowing they would have been a far better choice than she.

12 11 2008
Sarah lieslikearug Palinese-ah!

From last night’s Open Thread, I posted this item this morning when Begich was still 3200+ behind! Keep your chins up, Alaska! Stevens is about to have the door hit his saggy old arse. Next prediction: recount. Ugh.

Sarah lieslikearug Palinese-ah! (09:32:57) :

Okay, so… am a bit late this morning… errr, afternoon already? Dang but this day is going by fast.

Haven’t read any of the comments above so apologies if someone has already noted or made a comparison between the late count in AK and the recently completed count in MD.

Democrat Frank Kratovil and Republican Andy Harris were locked in a very close race for the Congressional seat formerly held by nit-wit neocon Wayne Gilchrist. Harris bested Gilchrist in the primary this past spring.

Kratovil and Harris waited for a week while chunks of absentee ballots (Friday) and 4800 provisional ballots (Monday) were counted. Kratovil, who already held a slight lead, opened that lead considerably after the first group of absentee ballots were counted. That lead opened even more after the provisionals were counted. In fact, Kratovil’s lead more than doubled with the counting of those ballots.

So, fans of Begich, take heed. Although the lead may be at 3200 for the Convict, 91,000 ballots in a state with 700k total residents represents a ton of votes – nearly 30% if my info that 224,000 voted on Nov 4 is correct. Just saw a report that stated 32 of AK’s 40 election districts now have complete counts. But there’s also incoming absentee ballots yet to be counted.

When I’ve looked at absentee ballot counts in several states, most of those ballots are cast in favor of democrats. That’s what happened in MD and that’s why Frank Kratovil’s Republican opponent conceded yesterday.

12 11 2008
Deb

austin-as in she missed the boat???

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

As much as I dislike Sarah Palin (and that’s a whole lot), I think she gets a slight pass on progress because lately, pols have been using grow in the same way–as in, “How can we grow our economy?” It drives me crazy, and even Obama does it. I think it’s a pol thing. In addition, Obama said, “Bush invited Michelle and I to the White House.” No, he invited Michelle and me. Lastly, he said something about Bush saying something to myself when it should just be me.

I am thinking of writing to Obama about his few repetitive slip-ups simply because he is so literate the rest of the time.

In other words. everyone has his/her quirks. Palin gets a pass on progressing the nation, but not on the 999,999,999 things she gets wrong. I find it ironic that she’s giving ‘exclusive’ interviews every day now that she is not running any more.

12 11 2008
Dazzler

I think I’ve got it:

Also, too, we can come together to progress to the future I think we need to be a part of this wonderful country that John McCain has been a hero of, mostly because he’s a great American, also, too. If my God points me to the door whether it’s closed or not I’m going to progress to go through it even if I’m plowed. I think Obama has a mandate even if Bill Ayers is an unrepenant terrorist we should follow to see that our country will progress with untapped energy sources in A-LAS-ka and we have so much to offer in the way of reusable energy resources, also too, we have that pipeline, that I reformed the good ol’ boys with and the big oil companies.

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Crystal D. (18:14:38) : Hi everyone. I’m hooked on this site, like so many
around the globe. ‘Checking-in several times a day….‘wondering why on Earth I can’t stop watching Peggy Pigtail.

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passing a car accident syndrome

12 11 2008
Sarah lieslikearug Palinese-ah!

Pretty darn funny that Sarah Palin “thinks” she has a “contract with Alaskans.”

She’s pretty well shown she’s not “with” a whole heck of a lot of people.

Perhaps she disremembered the proper preposition: on.

As in, she’s got a contract on Alaskans. …

12 11 2008
austintx

mmboucher – I would say Todd & kids went to Disney……..but nothing there could compare to the fantasy ride they just got off…………

12 11 2008
SlickSarahbarra

Once SP plows through the crack in the door, Joe six pack will be the next one in.

12 11 2008
Deb

hey asian…and the verb GROW can and is used as a transitive verb…as in…”we grow crops”….so “growing the economy” is more acceptable…we don’t “progress our crops” or “progress our nation”…hence, grow and progress are not used in the same way as verbs. Get it?

12 11 2008
Sarah lieslikearug Palinese-ah!

mustang (17:23:23) :

she is never going away. *_*
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Ohhh, yes she is.

I hear Venezuela is getting to be real nice this time of year.

12 11 2008
Dragon Lady

New Boston – that Alaska or EST time won’t do you a bit of good. We have members not only across the states but from France, England, Australia, Sweden, Germany to name only a few.

You will always find people getting up or going to bed but always having some sort of meal however🙂 like cheetos.

12 11 2008
Bea

Ok, I MUST go to bed early tonight b/c I have to be up at 4am. Last night, I was up UNTIL 5am playing with the overseas Muddies.

D@mn you, AKM and your irresistable blog filled with great writing and 24/7 interesting posters!!!

But, before I depart I will shout “GO Begich!! ” one more time. I fully expect to hear GREAT news when I return tomorrow evening from my travels!

*reluctantly backs away from laptop*

12 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Threeeeeee votes difference!!!!!

Wow. I can’t wait till counting starts tomorrow.

Which brings me to APPLAUSE for all Mudflatters engaged in the count. HURRAY hip hip HURRAY.

12 11 2008
Deb

ahh…and as for Bush invited Michelle and me…that is acceptable also…the easy way to figure out when to use “me” and “I” with compound subjects and objects is to remove ONE of the subjects or objects.
So, when Obama says Bush invited ME…he would be correct…so it is correct as a compound.

12 11 2008
ira2

AKM: “She also said she would not appoint herself or a member of her family to the vacant senate seat….which is nice, because that would be illegal. (bangs head on desk)”

Oh hey, I am not goin’ to rob banks, committed to it also, while progressin’ myself across the aisle or plowin’ across the aisle and too chainsawin’ a crack in any door to the vault which to plow through at God’s will because it will be open to some extent in his decision also, askin’ me to serve and block the socialist spreading the wealth, makin’ sure too that this will not spread beyond my committed hands to serve the great State of Alaska of which I am the executive. And the great north star, also, you can’t blink, you plow prematurely at times for sure. It too bein’ God’s will, you betcha. Not goin’ to rob banks though, no plans for that.

12 11 2008
Deb

as a subject it would be I was invited…or Michelle and I were invited

12 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

concernedcanadian (18:17:13) :

Please!!! Let this global nightmare end. It is just too much for the average world thinker to let this woman any closer to a presidential candidate. Wake me up when it is over! I never thought in my life that I’d be so concerned about American politics, but this with Sarah Palin, and George Bush has just riled the entire world up. It is such a failure to everyone of us.
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It’s just a joy isn’t it🙂 Think of poor me my father came to Washington from the Whitehorse YT in the late 40s to attend college then decided to stay and become a citizen. Now here I am stuck in a country where 46% of the people not only think Sarah is sane but that she can run the country.

12 11 2008
sdf

Anyone know if they are done counting the ballots for the day? They said there were more, but it looks like the election results site hasn’t been updated for a couple of hours.

12 11 2008
Sarjo aka Mullet Troll

Sarah Palin on Fox News last night, asked about 2012:

Faith is a very big part of my life. And putting my life in my creator’s hands—this is what I always do. I’m like, O.K., God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I’m like, don’t let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is. Even if it’s cracked up a little bit, maybe I’ll plow right on through that and maybe prematurely plow through it, but don’t let me miss an open door. And if there is an open door in ’12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I’ll plow through that door.

So God’s all like, whatever.

(via http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/)

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Deb, yes and no. I don’t like growing the economy. I prefer, helping the economy grow, even if the other is technically correct. Growing crops is a tangible thing, anyway. That makes more sense to me. I am not defending progressing the nation, but I don’t think it’s the most egregious thing Palin has ever said. Then again, I only read her remarks as I can’t stand listeing to her, so it’s not quite as annoying.

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

New Boston Yankee——————————–

You might also (Palinese) like the forum and the live chat……near the top of thread, on the right. Introduce yourself, wander around the forum or join the live chat. There are folks there 24/7 from EVERYWHERE on the globe! Wonderful folks!

Welcome!

12 11 2008
Missle Blunt Palin

My apologies if anyone has already posted this. It’s too good not to share.

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/11/why-palin-still.html

12 11 2008
katek formerly cd

well, how ya gonna keep her down on the farm, now that she’s seen Paree? -(apologies for paraphrase)

if she becomes the Senator for AK (and Ted has to win, be expelled & she has to win a special election so God has to open alot of doors) she’ll no longer be able to say she’s a Washington outsider.

Everyone has to hope that there are a lot more votes for Begich.

12 11 2008
Adam

ED (17:41:33) :

“What is an audible? Is it something Alaskan voters call on people?”

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As The Dude might put it, obviously you’re not a bowler.

12 11 2008
Deb

asian…we definitely agree that listening to her is ANNOYING! (also)

12 11 2008
empish (wasilla)

Cassie Jeep Pike

New Boston? I’m sure there are many, but I grew up one town over from New Boston, NH. Just curious if you are from my old home.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Deb, it wasn’t the subject of the sentence. It was the object, so to speak, so Michelle and ME is proper. This is one of my biggest pet peeves as more people are saying “you and I” incorrectly.

12 11 2008
Deb

I thought an audible was a call in football? an audible has something to do with elections?

12 11 2008
Karl Hungus

katek formerly cd (18:32:19) :

“well, how ya gonna keep her down on the farm, now that…”
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Two Lebowski references within 11 seconds–what are the odds?

12 11 2008
AZ Mom

i’ve gotta take up chain smoking over here! i’ve already eaten my weight in chocolate throughout this freaking election and now THIS!!!!!

12 11 2008
Sarah lieslikearug Palinese-ah!

Dragon Lady (17:34:16) :

Dazzler – Anyone know anything about fundie principles of portals; I’ve heard it somewhere.
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Yeah, portals are what gets hit when someone goes thru the wrong door.

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

sdf (18:30:44) :
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Looks as if this an ongoing pleasure….tomorrow is, after all, another day!

Further, there are absentee ballot still arriving…which will need to be counted.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Deb, you misunderstood me.

Obama said, “Bush invited Michelle and I to the White House.”

It should have been, “Bush invited Michelle and ME to the White House.”

I am pretty good with the English language, and I know when mistakes are being made.

12 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

I turn on the TV and there is Twinkie. My eyes cross from following the cross-hatch of phrases issuing forth, also. TV off.

I leave. I come in and turn on the TV. Twinkie again. Turn the channel. TWINKIE.

I give up. All Twinkie all the time.

Hmmmm. Me wonders. How long before the uncommon becomes common and boredom sets in?

12 11 2008
Deb

asian…I typically overuse “I” in most situations…even though I know the rule…”I” is just more pleasing to my ear in most instances! (or maybe I’m just a narcissist?

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

empish (wasilla) (18:33:31) :
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Sorry, I’m in Oxford, NC. I was responding to “New Boston Yankee” who posted earlier. But we’re all Mudpuppies here, aren’t we? 🙂

12 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

AZ Mom (18:34:12) :

i’ve gotta take up chain smoking over here! i’ve already eaten my weight in chocolate throughout this freaking election and now THIS!!!!!
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LOL

12 11 2008
Bren D'a Moore

ira2 (18:29:02)
Careful,. Palin might hire you for speechwriting.

12 11 2008
Deb

lol@ cassie’s “we’re all mudpuppies here, aren’t we?” like we’re all part of some “secret society”!!! *giggles*

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

nswfm CA (17:34:03) :She is so completely unqualified, no amount of God talk is going to get her there. Obama was up at 4:30 in the AM with his mom going over his schoolwork. Maybe that’s where he learned discipline. Maybe that’s where he learned how to be a great parent. Maybe that’s where he LEARNED HOW TO TALK IN HIS FIRST LANGUAGE! Jeez, I’ve met people who’s third language was English and they could speak better than this village idiot…on her only language.

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I respectfully but completely disagree with your evaluation of her chances and your faith in the wisdom of the electorate.

Here are your arguements in a nutshell as to why she cannot win:

1. completely unqualified
2. no amount of God talk is going to get her there
3. opponents would be superior
4. cannot manage english
5. village idiot

I have a three word arguement to prove you wrong…
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George Walker Bush

12 11 2008
empish (wasilla)

ty cassie, especially with the onset of winter I get homesick. even the mention of New Boston made me happy, lol

12 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Anybody notice how Palin dodged a direct answer to the Was Obama Being Elected God’s Will question?

On second thought, maybe that was a direct answer from Palin.

I think of her in my mind as Twinkie . . . Wasilla Twinkie.

12 11 2008
Deb

“if they had there way, she wouldn’t be here tomorrow” spoken about other GOP governor’s in Miami about SP

12 11 2008
Deb

*their

12 11 2008
ira2

Deb (18:28:54) :

ahh…and as for Bush invited Michelle and me…that is acceptable also…the easy way to figure out when to use “me” and “I” with compound subjects and objects is to remove ONE of the subjects or objects.
So, when Obama says Bush invited ME…he would be correct…so it is correct as a compound.

My grammatical Number One pet peeve, and I have to admit that it hurts to think that our glorious Mr. Obama errs here.
I think it dates back to kids coming home from school for decades, saying “Mike and me went…” and were corrected with “Mike and I.” Over and over and over. Until the country caved in and just started using “Mike and I” for anything remotely applicable. Blame mothers and teachers for not explaining the difference?

12 11 2008
Deb

Denise-unfortunately, I know how some “fundies” would respond to that question about god’s will and obama being elected…and it involves references to Satan’s works

12 11 2008
Sarah lieslikearug Palinese-ah!

“is there anyone out there other than Palin who uses “progress” as a transitive verb (as in, “…opportunity that we have to progress this nation together”
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No. Only an idiot would inappropriately use “progress” in that fashion. Perhaps the plankton in her brain convinced her she could use that phrase in the same fashion MBA’s talk about growing a business. Her lack of articulation makes me wonder whether she has the knowledge to properly articulate anything coherently.

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Deb (18:38:28) :
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You reminded me of a story when child # 1 went away to school. A friend from Chicago ( at a college in NYC) was convinced that EVERYONE there belonged to a secret society because they wore these rings with a heart and a crown, and two hands holding them…it was, of course the Irish Claddagh ring symbolizing, love, loyalty and friendship.

LOL. It was a highly Irish student population and her friend was of German ancestry!

I love the world!

12 11 2008
mde

So, at the rate Begich is gaining right now, it looks like he may win by enough to avoid a recount. AKM said that a recount can be requested if they are within 0.5% of each other. By my calculation, that’s about 1500 votes and Begich has already gained over 3000.

12 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Gotta weigh in with asiangrrrl on this one. “Michelle and I were invited to the
Whitehouse.” “Bush invited Michelle and me to the Whitehouse.”
Gonna go blank and sleepy now. When I wake up, hope Mark B. is up by several hundred, at least. Also.

12 11 2008
Deb

exactly ira…and I was one who absorbed the over-teaching of “I”!!!

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Deb, it started about ten years ago when people never said you and I, even in the subject. So, “You and I” was pushed and pushed until now it’s taken over “you and me”. My best friend was an English major, and she makes that mistake repeatedly. In other words, over-correction.

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh PA, I agree with you. Never underestimate the stupidity of the unwashed mashes. W. has proven that twice. Granted, I think Palin is even more stupid than W., but some people think she has charisma.

12 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I posted at the end of one of the past threads but everybody vacated so thought I would repost it here.
Sara goes on about how god guides her life was just wondering if she ever considered that god may have guided her to run for vice president to mobilize the opposition and head off our slow slide into theocratic facisim? Seems plausible to me.

12 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (18:38:56) :

Agreed. Repubs have proven themselves masterful at packaging. Wrap that rubber turd in a glorious package [say with a patriotic-folksy-every mom-Neiman Marcus-energy guru-evangelical theme] and you just never can tell how many will want it.

And Bush, well if you didn’t count the first against American voters, then you ought to count the second cause enough of us had already seen what the package contained.

12 11 2008
Deb

compared to SP ( and GW) I am LOVING the eloquence of both our new president-elect and first lady

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

the problem child, good night. Sleep tightly.

12 11 2008
Deb

problem child…I actually posted earlier that in the compound OBJECT “me” is correct…I do know the rule….I just don’t USE the rule! LOL

12 11 2008
SE_Idaho_Reader

A couple of others have already asked about this, but I didn’t see an answer.

What did SP mean when she said, ”if they call an audible on me, and they want me in another position, I’m going to do it.”

If THEY call an AUDIBLE? Huh? What did she mean by this?

Please…somebody…

12 11 2008
Mired...in the Pine Barrens

Well, while we’re on Palin’s speech patterns, another thing that bugs me is when she refers to herself in the third person…referring to herself as Sarah Palin instead of using the appropriate pronoun. In a weird sort of way it seems like she’s removed from her own self and is talking about someone else out there somewhere.

12 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Deb (18:43:44) :

It’s just funny how Palin’s words are being brought back to bite her. Bet she was not used to that in Alaska. Or anonymous sources.

She seems to have run her administrations with a priority on loyalty. I recall that as mayor she didn’t want city employees talking to the press. That is a Bush strategy for sure.

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

NEW TOPIC

I was a little annoyed tonight with a story Rachel Maddow did about the press corp. following Obama about Chicago. She reviewed their notes of Obama’s daily routine trip to a Chicago gym, the exact time he goes, where they park and even a film clip of his vehicle. WTF Rachel? I know her point was how mundane and boring the notes are, but it is insanely dangerous to divulge this type of info in today’s world. I know Rachel Maddow’s heart is in the right place but WTF?

12 11 2008
Deb

SE…maybe she figures her “call” from McCain to run as VP was an “audible”…..I’m not sure who she is referring to as “they” at the present time…because I’m pretty sure all of the more powerful “theys” in the GOP at the present moment are gonna steer clear of her!

12 11 2008
Deb

further clarification..and the men will have to clarify this…my understanding is an “audible” is a call from the coach(es) on the sideline…hence…she got a call from the RNC to run as VP…so maybe she’s just waiting for another call! (oh…wait, does this mean she considers the RNC “GOD calling”???…ahhh!!!)

12 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

I notice how Twinkie tried to say that Repubs were voting for Ted Stevens to keep the Senate seat. Like they were holding it for her.

12 11 2008
JB in Tennessee

Palin’s strung-out gibberish reminds me of a writing excercise where the student tries to fill a page or two with one extended sentence–except she can’t find the right connectors for any of it to make sense.

12 11 2008
Dragon Lady

My pet peeve : there’s.
I have heard reporters, well-educated people lapse into what has become almost slang:
“There’s a number of solutions to the problem….”
“There’s several new developments in …”
ARgggghhhh.

My cat and I are going to bed but the Sand Man is calling my cat and me.

Night peeples.

12 11 2008
MonaLisa(inCT)

Eyes Wide: I agree, but I’m sure he’s well-guarded; perhaps it’s good to broadcast that so many eyes are ALWAYS upon our guy?

12 11 2008
Deb

sheesh…alaska is SLOW at counting..or at least slow in REPORTING numbers!!!

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

SE_Idaho_Reader (18:50:28) :

What did SP mean when she said, ”if they call an audible on me, and they want me in another position, I’m going to do it.”

If THEY call an AUDIBLE? Huh? What did she mean by this?

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It is a football term. It is when the quaterback makes a last moment
decision before the snap of the ball to audibly call out a completely different play, based upon what he sees developing. Any Joe six pack would know this.
(I do not drink and I am not blue collar, but being male, I know some of this arcane stuff that only men and former female sports announcers tend to know)

12 11 2008
JB in Tennessee

One more thought. Isn’t it ironic that every network has finally got its interview with her and she’s finally broken free of the constricting campaign and has the opportunity to say what she’s been wanting to say “directly to the American people” –but her head is completely empty of anything resembling an idea?

The poster who called her word salad a form of self-stimulation is right on the money, because it conveys nothing at all to the listener but her enormous vanity!

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin (18:45:36) :
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I am so with you on “that one”! 🙂

12 11 2008
MonaLisa(inCT)

Gotta go give my bro his meds, so I can snuggle in with Jon Stewart.

Good night, mudpups!

One last:

If the interview is hard
Momma’s gonna trump with the Ayer’s card…

(…in-cit-in’ di-vis-ion is val-id)
Momma’s gotta go hurl more ‘word salad’!

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Deb, I know, I know, I’m being hypercritical, but it’s only because I am so stoked about the elegance of Barack and Michelle. I want him to be perfect!

Oh, and Joe Biden and Jill Biden are having dinner with Dick and Lynn Cheney, tomorrow night, I think it is. Secret Service? You DO protect the VP-Elect from any danger, right? (Even if that includes the sitting VP)?

Eyes Wide Open, I see your point about Rachel’s reporting, but given how much others are reporting on it, I don’t think she would have made a difference in not reporting Obama’s every step.

12 11 2008
Irish in FL

Deb (18:47:04) :

compared to SP ( and GW) I am LOVING the eloquence of both our new president-elect and first lady
__________________________

I so agree with you….they are both so charismatic

12 11 2008
karen marie

andrew sullivan on palin’s various stories about how she accepted mccain’s invitation to be his vp:

Notice how he story changes within the same interview. She says that she said yes immediately and then says, when prompted, that she called her husband first. The second version of the story – “”It was a time of asking the girls to vote on it, anyway. And they voted unanimously, yes,” – is now down the black hole of magical realism that sustains her mind. What you realize is that the actual truth matters not a whit. She has no real memory; she has what she invents from minute to minute in her head for instant effect. She’s pathological.

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/11/the-odd-lies–6.html#more

12 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Deb (18:43:44) :

Denise-unfortunately, I know how some “fundies” would respond to that question about god’s will and obama being elected…and it involves references to Satan’s works
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Ah fundies are slippery, just when you think you have them the manage to slide out of it. Anything they don’t agree with is evil, frankly I think they are all crazy. I stopped arguing with my cousin Chucky, trying to get him to see he has grown horns and a tale and is carrying a pitchforkwas a hopeless and thankless task. I agree to disagree with him but have made a hobby out of playing with his mind. Since he has no sense of humor this really isn’t challanging but it can be entertaining at boring family gatherings. When he gets really p*ssed he turns all purple and yells that I am sure to burn in hell. My guess he is the more likely of the two of us to need the asbestos suit.

12 11 2008
SlickSarahbarra

“Audible” is when Joe 6 pack gets together with Ted, Don, and some hockey moms, and tells Sarah what to do.

12 11 2008
Deb

asian…let’s hope there are no guns in the near vicinity of cheney…his record with guns gives good argument for gun control!

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

MonaLisa(inCT) (18:56:30) : perhaps it’s good to broadcast that so many eyes are ALWAYS upon our guy?
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Nope, lots of eyes were on John Kennedy, it didn’t help. Oh yes, and Oswald learned of Kennedy’s planned route the day before from the media.*

*I have an unusual and radical theory about the Kennedy assassination no one else in the world accepts. I completely believe Oswald did it and he was acting alone.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Night, Dragon Lady and MonaLisa, sweet dreams.

I am elatetd that after eight years of muting the TV when Bush came on to speak, I now adore listening to our new president. It’s manna from the heavens to an English hound like me. I am not a stickler for the king’s English, per se, but I want the language spoken to at least resemble the language I speak.

I think the GOP would like Teddy to lose his seat so they don’t have to go to the trouble of kicking him out. Just a thought.

12 11 2008
GJ in ID

After watching so much of the Gov of AK in FL today, I had to wonder, who is paying for this bill, especially for those guys with badges that were guarding her in the lobby of the hotel?

The folks from AK just seem to be paying and paying and paying for all her fun little adventures into the big wonderful world of national politics. Was that what you had in mind when you elected her as the Gov?

12 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Good night, mudpuppies.

See you at the completed Alaskan count for senator or at Barack’s inauguration!

12 11 2008
Deb

night, cassie…since I’m going back on the 12 step….I may see you tomorrow…or in january! LOL

12 11 2008
Melody

Will someone please tell me what she means when she says “if someone calls an audible?”

12 11 2008
tealWomin

SP is a freakin dum-dum

“My life is in God’s hands. If he’s got doors open for me, that I believe are in our state’s best interest…”

So she gets to second guess God?
What God is she talking about…Wouldn’t anything God ‘opened’ for her- be good….

12 11 2008
TeachKids

I’m torn between wanting this woman to talk and talk, thus revealing her lack of potential for leadership and her inability to speak coherently, and wanting her to stay entirely away from the media and right wing conservatives, whose standards she exemplifies so eloquently. Not.

12 11 2008
Melody

Here’s how I understand the meaning:

“She got up to the line of scrimmage, didn’t like the looks of the defense and changed the play.”

That would indicate that Palin herself would be the one “calling the audible.”

12 11 2008
Deb

well…I should head myself to bed…..I will have to check back in over the next few days on the election count….but, is good to be here amidst my fellow mudpuppies….thank you all again, for the laughs and reports and challenges!

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Alaska has a way to go on the evolutionary ladder. Remember Helen Chenowith of Idaho?? “Salmon can’t be endangered if they come in a can.” Well, she’s gone from Congress now. And Larry Craig?? Is he gone yet???

So now it’s up forward, moving ahead, growing with Sarah Palin……Dang scary. You betcha.

The plus side of being on the lower rung of the evolutionary ladder is that we still have some wild salmon, bears, wolves left in Alaska that the lower 48 have pretty much decimated. But we’re workin’ hard at gainin’ ground here.

That’s why we need Muddies. Don’t let us reinvent a really bad wheel.

12 11 2008
Hudson

As far as the walking through open doors thing possibly being a “dog whistle” to Palin’s fellow fundies, maybe someone can wade through this morass of mush at the following custom Google search:

http://is.gd/7hQn

It seems to be a common cliché among Christians — but whether it refers to some specific passage or trope, I dunno. I can’t read too much of that pap at one sitting.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Debbie, aka Commander…, I love the fact that your fundie cousin is named Chucky. I don’t know why, but I do. I learned a while ago not to argue with fundamentalists because it’s a waste of my time. I will debate with people who are truly open to discussions, but not those who think they know God’s will.

Deb, I don’t know if I could handle dinner with the Cheneys. I think I would prefer to eat with the Bushes. At least, W. is good for a laugh now and then. Dick is just creepy!

Eyes Wide Open, unfortunately, no matter how much protection Obama has, it’s never enough. It never will be. All we can do is send good vibes or pray if you are a believer.

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

If Palin is waiting for an audible then I guess she hears voices, expects God to speak to her, etc.

12 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

Missle Blunt Palin (18:32:12) :

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/11/why-palin-still.html

Thanks for that link. It is definitely worth the time to read. The way people are chosen to lead the nation should be given more importance. No one would ever want a Sarah Palin type to ever be thrust on voters again.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Deb, good night. See ya on the flip side.

12 11 2008
tealWomin

she didn’t ask for the clothes

BUT SHE SURE as hell wore them!

12 11 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Here is an open door for Saracuda…

Edward Hopper, Rooms by the Sea…

12 11 2008
ira2

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (18:31:48) :

New Boston Yankee——————————–

You might also (Palinese) like the forum and the live chat……near the top of thread, on the right. Introduce yourself, wander around the forum or join the live chat. There are folks there 24/7 from EVERYWHERE on the globe! Wonderful folks!

Welcome!

Heh. I signed up a few days ago and then realized that I can barely keep up with the posts and comments here on the blog, leave alone the emails I’m so behind in answering, not to mention posts for my own blog or my photography or, um, housework and stuff. Time-wise, I’m already so far in the red that participating in the forum would mean outright bankruptcy, LOL!

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Well, gotta work tomorrow and since I am on EST in PA, time to call it a night.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Ok, peeps. I think it’s clcear that if Palin is considered fit to lead, all of us on this blog are just as fit (more so, really). So, everyone consider running for local office. Who knows? One of us may go head to head with Palin in some incarnation in a few years. AKM, yeah, I’m talking to you.

12 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

EYES ARE CLOSING …..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

12 11 2008
strangelet

MonaLisa(inCT) (19:00:26) :
Oooh good. Must think….

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Night, Eyes Wide Open. I always want to call you Eyes Wide Shut.

12 11 2008
karen marie

is palin’s word salad a communicable disease?

Kate Morgan, Palin’s communications specialist, clarifying from the Governor’s Juneau office:

“Other issues facing the state — what some people consider to be inaccurate — how would I put that — listings of certain Alaskan animals as endangered or what is that second term that they use? They’re at risk? No… That’s not the technical term. Anyway, there’s two listings there specifically dealing with polar bears and there’s also the issue with beluga whales. So there’s different things and the issue there is of course wanting to provide a substantive lifestyle for our first Alaskans here which are the indigenous people and also wanting to protect our environment wanting to be good stewards to that and to take care of the animals that make Alaska. What it is however if they are improperly categorized then that can run snags on other types of development that would benefit not only people of Alaska but the world such as depending on certain kinds of drilling that we do off-shore either or people are in a hurry to list groups of whales as endangered or at risk than that might impede the progress that we’d be making to free or to lighten the the load that America has us obtaining oil from overseas.”

and then there is the idiosyncratic use of the word “progress” as a transitive verb …

“One of the main things the governor is focusing on is getting the gas line moving. We’ve gotten the legislation passed and we’ve awarded a license to trans Canada-Alaska, so she’s working on getting all of the rest of the progress passed to be made there as far as working with other oil companies to kind of lay down to get that gas line flowing. That I would say is her main focus.”

gaaaaaaaa!

http://www.wowowow.com/post/palins-communications-guru-discusses-govs-game-plan-139812

12 11 2008
karen marie

well, my bad — it’s not a transitive verb in that example … it’s sort of a noun?

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Oh how I HATE her use of “progress” as an intransitive verb as in

“progress this nation.”

English teachers of the world, please weigh in on this archaic-sounding construct.

12 11 2008
strangelet

karen marie (19:24:04) :
Yes, it’s used as a noun (hallelujah). However, the rest of the sentence is not merely ungrammatical, but incoherent. This is a “communications specialist”?

Oh, Palin’s communication specialist. Nevermind.

12 11 2008
Karl Hungus

Re: “If THEY call an audible…”

“They” might simply be a reference to those oh-so-garbled voices in Sarah’s head.

As for ‘audible’, this well-known croquet term has been explained several times upthread, also too.

12 11 2008
Diana

For any of you who wonder what Palin suffers from, the psychological wording is borderline Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD. Narcissistic personality disorder
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Narcissistic personality disorder
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 F60.8
ICD-9 301.81
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic classification system used in the United States, as “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.” [1]

The narcissist is described as turning inward for gratification rather than depending on others and as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power and prestige.[2] Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self-centeredness …(more)
Pathological narcissism occurs over a broad spectrum of severity. In its more extreme forms, it is narcissistic personality disorder. NPD is considered to result from a person’s belief that he or she is flawed in a way that makes the person fundamentally unacceptable to others [5]. This belief is held below the person’s conscious awareness; such a person would typically deny thinking such a thing, if questioned. In order to protect themselves against the intolerably painful rejection and isolation that (they imagine) would follow if others recognised their supposedly defective nature, such people make strong attempts to control others’ view of them and behaviour towards them.

Pathological narcissism can develop from an impairment in the quality of the person’s relationship with their primary caregivers, usually their parents, in that the parents were unable to form a healthy, empathic attachment to them.[citation needed] This results in the child conceiving of themselves as unimportant and unconnected to others. The child typically comes to believe that he or she has some defect of personality which makes them unvalued and unwanted [6].

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is isolating, disenfranchising, painful, and formidable for those diagnosed with it and often those who are in a relationship with them. Distinctions need to be made among those who have NPD because not each and every person with NPD is the same. Even with similar core issues, the way in which one’s individual narcissism manifests itself in his or her relationships varies.[citation needed]

To the extent that people are pathologically narcissistic, they can be controlling, blaming, self-absorbed, intolerant of others’ views, unaware of others’ needs and of the effects of their behavior on others, and insistent that others see them as they wish to be seen [4]. They may also demand certain behavior from their children because they see the children as extensions of themselves, and need the children to represent them in the world in ways that meet the parents’ emotional needs [7]. (For example, a narcissistic father who was a lawyer demanded that his son, who had always been treated as the “favorite” in the family, enter the legal profession as well. When the son chose another career, the father rejected and disparaged him.)

These traits will lead overly narcissistic parents to be very intrusive in some ways, and entirely neglectful in others. The children are punished if they do not respond adequately to the parents’ needs. This punishment may take a variety of forms, including physical abuse, angry outbursts, blame, attempts to instill guilt, emotional withdrawal, and criticism. Whatever form it takes, the purpose of the punishment is to enforce compliance with the parents’ narcissistic needs[7].

People who are overly narcissistic commonly feel rejected, humiliated and threatened when criticised. To protect themselves from these dangers, they often react with disdain, rage, and/or defiance to any slight criticism, real or imagined [8]. To avoid such situations, some narcissistic people withdraw socially and may feign modesty or humility.

Though individuals with NPD are often ambitious and capable, the inability to tolerate setbacks, disagreements or criticism, along with lack of empathy, make it difficult for such individuals to work cooperatively with others or to maintain long-term professional achievements [9]. With narcissistic personality disorder, the person’s perceived fantastic grandiosity, often coupled with a hypomanic mood, is typically not commensurate with his or her real accomplishments.

The exploitativeness, sense of entitlement, lack of empathy, disregard for others, and constant need for attention inherent in NPD adversely affect interpersonal relationships.

Meaning of hypomanic……Episodes
According to the DSM-IV-TR, a hypomanic episode includes, over the course of at least 4 days, elevated mood plus three of the following symptoms OR irritable mood plus four of the following symptoms:

pressured speech; rapid talking
inflated self-esteem or grandiosity;
decreased need for sleep;
flight of ideas or the subjective experience that thoughts are racing;
easy distractibility and attention-deficit (superficially similar to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder);
increase in psychomotor agitation; and
steep involvement in pleasurable activities that may have a high potential for negative psycho-social or physical consequences (e.g., the person engages in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments). [2]
In the hypomanic state, people may feel like they can’t slow their mind down, and that all these speeding thoughts are amazingly perfectly crafted. Some examples are speaking or writing in rhyme or alliteration without planning it first; quick responses to people talking; or the ability to improvise easily on the spot.

Another type of behavioral response sometimes included as a symptom is emotional flattening or blunted affect. A person may seem unusually cold, uncaring, or arrogant, showing little or no emotional responsiveness.[citation needed]

The less severe form of high in bipolar disorder is hypomania. People with this form have increased energy and tend to become more active than usual. They do not, however, have delusions or hallucinations. They do not lose touch with reality in the sense that they know who they are and what is real. What can be a problem, however, is that they tend to overestimate their capabilities and fail to see the obvious risks involved in their ventures. For example, if they are in business, they may suddenly decide to expand in a way that is not really practical or set up schemes for which they are ill prepared. Other forms of less inhibited behavior include reckless driving, gambling, spending sprees and sexual adventures. They may also have lots of new ideas but do not follow them through. They are often very jolly to be with but can quickly become very impatient or unpleasant if they cannot get what they want.

[edit] Possible benefits
People with hypomania are generally perceived as being energetic, euphoric, overflowing with new ideas, and sometimes highly over-confident and charismatic, and unlike full-blown mania, they are sufficiently capable of coherent thought and action to participate in everyday activities. A person in the state of hypomania might be immune to fear and doubt and have little social inhibition. They may talk to strangers easily, offer solutions to problems, and find pleasure in small activities.[citation needed]

I studied psychology in college, but have a sister who is a doctor of psychology. We both believe this is what is really wrong with Sarah Palin.

12 11 2008
ira2

@ strangelet (19:27:23) :

LOL! Exactly.

12 11 2008
Lulu

Melody (19:06:58) wrote :
“Will someone please tell me what she means when she says “if someone calls an audible?”

I’m confused. Is she saying God is her quarterback? Who is the “they” calling her audible? Are the Alaskan voters the quarterback, then? Shouldn’t Palin be the quarterback (or is she the coach, or the offensive line coach?)? What “other position” is she going for– is she a quarterback switching to tailback or what? Her use of the sports metaphor is disastrously incomplete here…like everything else she says.

12 11 2008
SMR

@Ira —

Did you see the posts that a couple of us left you on last night’s open thread?

12 11 2008
Ro

This guy gets it…he speaks what everyone else is thinking…

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/11/why-palin-still.html

Talking about dead on…

Sarah, the Palin from the Land of Oz…if she only had a brain!

Doesn’t she realize that the world is laughing at her…

Mommy, make the bad lady go away…

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

HI, catching up on the entire thread – looks like an audible is a decision made on the ground by the player, i.e. Sarah herself.

I am beginning to think that God has sent her to us liberals as a present, to help move this great nation toward a truly progressive path.

Also. Too. There.

12 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

ira2 (18:43:04) :
You still here?

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

hmmmm an audible = MAVERICKY

12 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

SMR (19:37:35) :

@Ira –

Did you see the posts that a couple of us left you on last night’s open thread?
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We had that same thought. I knew Ira may have missed some of the night kitchens conversation and wanted him to know to check it out. Great work you were doing on his behalf. I was watching that thread and thought Ira, IIIIrrrrrraaaaaaa, where are you!!!

12 11 2008
strangelet

Asiangrrl: “I” as a direct object inevitably makes my spine shiver (not to be confused with tingles running up my leg). One of our fellow mudders suggested that it may occur because of too many moms correcting “Me and Julio down by the schoolyard” too many times. I had never thought of that, but there may be something to it.

My own theory, which may be related to the overcorrection theory, is that people use “I”, where they should use “me”, when they want to speak more formally. Kind of like lifting your little finger as you raise the teacup.

However, we are speaking here of an Ivy League lawyer for whom English is his first language. I expect better grammar, especially in such a simple sentence. My own maroons are old enough to be beyond help, but there is a whole generation of children that will (thank dog) grow up listening to President Obama. They are not going to take their entire grammatical education from him, but I’m prepared to bet that those children will be quite ready to cite his grammatical idiosyncracies to their paraents and teachers.

BTW, IMO (and other TLAs) “grow the economy” is just as bad as “progress the country”, and they both suck (v, int).

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

strangelet,

Agreed, “grow the economy” is just as bad as “progress the economy.”

Fingernails on chalkboards!

(Showing my age, there, also, too, and you betcha.)

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

strangelet, I agree. I am really irritated by “you and I” in the subjective, and by growing the economy. What you said about Obama is true–his English is almost perfect (except when he said, “It’s real simple” in a home interview–and so many people look up to him….I really think I will drop him a note making a few corrections.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

So, strangelet and Melody, I guess we are Macbeth’s three witches of grammar. So be it. I don’t mind being a witch.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Yes, but I prefer to think of us as the Good Witches of Grammar.

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

hahaha.. letterman just showed barbie’s house blowing up..🙂

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Oh golly now Palen’s pastor is going to try to cast us out!

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

oops sorry too much wine, I meant Palin with an i not an e also too there.

12 11 2008
InJuneau

Carrying this over, just in case no one checks back on the previous post–

@CO Almost Native (17:20:14) :

Well, it might not be certified till then; the last votes can arrive as late as Nov. 19 and would have to be run through the machines after that. They’re SUPPOSED to certify by Nov. 25, but on the radio this morning the Div. of Elec. director said it might be as late as early Dec….

12 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

OK, on the whole Palin & Pajama’s in Parents basement thing.

OK real funny. I bought this house from my Dad after my mom passed away. I moved in here when I was 3, 48 years ago. My 2 computer systems are in the basement, I am on my newer HP Media Center now. In my pajama’s.

“Bloggers, wearing pajamas in their parents basement” give er Milkbone!!! Damn right I am!!!

Oh and at the craft store last night I bought a real looking 6 inch tall “Brian” to put on my computer, in my parents basement.

12 11 2008
Lee

Sarah lieslikearug:

You wrote she thinks she has a contract with Alaskans. That might be good. Now you folks can sue her for Breach of Contract.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Melody, I have been called much worse things before. I’ve met witches, and they are pretty nice people.

12 11 2008
strangelet

There’s this fellow named Bob Cesca, who posts sometimes on Huff. He is, may I say, somewhat more hot-headed than I, but he is very good at expressing his points. He is also terrific with words.

A slightly older example (early October), describing John McCain’s response to the blooming financial crises: McCain’s strategy is “Blurt Out Random Crap”. This was both accurate and had a handy acronym — BORC — which I was already able to pronounce.

Yesterday, he had another fine article, in which he pointed out:

“That which does not kill the far-right only makes them crazier”.

Sad, but true.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Yes, I am totally down with being a Grammar Witch.

12 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

OMG — she keeps saying I’m not a dictator” “I didn’t cause the outcome” “He’s an American Hero” gggggrrr —

wonder how long I can suffer thru this

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

I may be a straight-up witch, as well. If so that is okay also there.

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Chief Shikago, hey bro! I can’t blog in my pajamas mainly because I don’t wear ’em. Besides, it was a blog that ‘discovered’ Palin, so to speak, so she shouldn’t speak so ill of them.

Can anyone tell me why she’s been given so much face time after LOSING the election? I would much rather watch and listen to Joe Biden. Who toured the VP house today. I hope he made it out intact.

12 11 2008
strangelet

Double, double, toil and trouble
Palin’s brain is just a bubble.

12 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Oh my how she has grown — SHE now has a world view also —

12 11 2008
strangelet

Melody:

witches are fine by me. Also.

I can’t be one, though, so I may have to be a grammar slut.

12 11 2008
ira2

@ SMR (19:37:35) :

@ Shikago aka Chief Shikago (19:46:36) :

Yes, I saw!!! Had me a little sniffle session too :o) Thank you!!! I emailed A Brit Abroad, rec’d response, am gaping at some light at the end of the tunnel in wonderment, LOL!
I should go back and make sure that I didn’t miss any posts. It’s a little overwhelming to suddenly have realistic ideas to play with, so I’m frazzled and bound to miss this ‘n that here and there.

Um, Chief – Ira is a “he”, but he’s the dawg. I’m a “she”.

Off to check that thread again…

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

eye of Gingrich and hair of Cheney let’s hope that Palin doesn’t find her brain-ee

My favorite thing today is that Palin on one hand blames the media for losing the election and on the other hand in another of seven “exclusive” interviews complains that the McCain campaign for not letting her communicate to the public through the media and yet also too during the campaign she bragged about talking straight to the American people without the filter of the media.

Palin for Jabberwocky 2012!

12 11 2008
mudslide pike

hmmm I just heard that Stevens is down by over 800? Has anyone heard this?

12 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

asiangrrl”Yes we DID”MN (20:05:03) :
If your a good grammer witch, which, witch, would the grammerless witch bitch be? By the by, I am really bad at details like subjectives. I was looking out the window at school that day, or bending paperclip into a mini-Pablo Piccasso thingy.

12 11 2008
mudslide pike

Info came from Shannyn Moore on Jon Elliot show…..Air America

12 11 2008
Karl Hungus

not to interrupt the high-level grammar conference, or anything, but posts to this dKos thread by a Wasillan with “a friend in the Begich campaign” indicate Begich is unofficially up +836 now, with counting stopped for the night.

It isn’t on the AK SecState site yet, and should be treated as an unconfirmed rumor… but FWIW, the commenter (loyalson) has a low ID and consistent non-trollish posting history.

12 11 2008
strangelet

Hair of Cheney? Now that’s a tough potion (not as hard as hair of Paulson…).

I’m hoping: Palin for irrelevance 2009. We’re having fun with her now, and unfortunately she will remain a serious pain to our Alaskan friends until at least (and hopefully, at most) 2010, but I really expect that she will become old news on the national scene pretty quickly.

Once the buzz wears off, even right-wing nutters will have to realize that she is not as informed as they are.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Woo hoo, Begich 08!

Who is running for AK gov in 2010?

12 11 2008
Bec -Yes We Did - in Illinois

This shows he is ahead — I didn’t do the math but it is probably 836 — no longer just 3 votes
http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08general/data/results.htm

12 11 2008
strangelet

Shikago: great sentence, but you missed “you’re” way back.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Eyelash of Paulson but you have to get past the mote

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Chief Shikago, Palin defies explanation. She is a troll. Yeah, that’s what she is, so I guess she doesn’t defy explanation. Huh. Go figure.

Quick-hit grammar lesson: I am going to hurl if I have to hear one more inanity spewed from the lips of Sarah Palin. You and I are going to hurl, etc. Sarah Palin hates me. Sarah Palin hates you and me.

If you would use I in the sentence, then it’s you and I. If you would use me in the sentence, then it’s you and me. Simple, eh?

12 11 2008
drchill

Melody, Oregon (20:09:00) :
Palin for Jabberwocky 2012!
====================

Palin for Wasilla dog catcher 2009 !
Or pooper scooper …

: )

12 11 2008
strangelet

Karl- that is great! Even worth interrupting grammar-o-rama.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

She’s too oblivious to be a good pooper-scooper, let’s think of something less taxing.

12 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

I just read that she’s holding a press conference tomorrow.

Game on!😀

12 11 2008
Bec -Yes We Did - in Illinois

I get Begich ahead by 714 votes

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Crap. I always forget to unbold! Oh well.

Wait, Begich is eight-hundred votes ahead? Call it now! As for governor, LES GARA gets my vote.

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

I’m watching Barbie’s rerun on Larry.. She blinked 27 times in 30 seconds.. with a look of ‘oh god, do i have to listen to that friggin old man AGAIN’ grin on her face..

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Karl, you sussed us out. Grammar geeks take over late night at the Mudflats! Hahahahahahahaha.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Les Gara 2012 – let’s form a PAC and set up a Gara.2012 blog

12 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

ira2 (20:08:40) :
I was a she before I was a he too! No, just joking, but it’s my favorite line when I am confronted with evangelist… gotta love the look on their faces. Sorry. But I really do hope it works out for you. I am unemployed at the moment as well, have been since Jan. (long moment) but I have had my share of challenges as well. Spouse has been disabled for 10 years since she was 35. My heart goes out to you too.

12 11 2008
strangelet

Oh, that’s a big mote. At least as large as Goldman, and maybe as large as all of Wall Street.

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

she thinks mcLost will be able to get stuff done with Obama??? hahaha

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Darn, I mean, Gara.2010

I have got to stop at two glasses of wine from now on.

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Yes, it’s so. Official Dept. of Elections update. About 800 votes up–that one Begich.

And McCain/Palin have slipped in percentages also–less than 60% now.

12 11 2008
Karl Hungus

See, my caution was well-founded… he’s up only 814, not 836.

What a bummer. I’ll never trust another rumor again!
😀

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

And miles to go before we sleep…

12 11 2008
SMG - MN

Asiangirl, Strangelet, and Melody,
I’m happy to inform you that there is a fourth grammar witch “lurking” in the wings. The Mudflats posts have been my intellectual and emotional salvation these past several weeks. How ironic that it was a grammar discussion that led me past the fear of getting my feet wet, after all this time, now ready to dive in head first! You are all wonderful, amazing, intelligent, thoughtful, rational, logical, inspirational, and passionate. I’m still a little nervous, but hopeful that I can join you as a fellow Mudpuppy. More grammar pet peeves and engaging conversation to follow, I hope!!! Also.

12 11 2008
Enid Dunn-DeBoer

I am ready to roll up my sleeves and continue the fight against white trash in Alaska…. namely Sarah Palin. Whatever it takes.

I might even conceive of something borderline illegal, amoral, or passive-aggressive.

Let me think.

I am having trouble this eve trying to think after working, driving 200 miles and watching compromised drivel from her interviews. I give up.

But that is just for tonight. I think my mother would have called her a drip.

“Wait, Sarah. We will prevail.”

Dimwit.

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

“There was nothing mean spirited”… nothin wrong with callin out about unrepentant terrorists?

How come Larry doesn’t ask about his Pal, G Gordon?

Odd how things get forgotten.. More about being a Govenor.

Help.. I think my head is going to explode.

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Finally, a press conference. What on earth was she waiting for??

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Invited press only?? Will AKM be there??

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

She had nice words penned and was going to do a nice SHOUTOUT to McLost?

She wasn’t invited to the Inaugural..?? Call the COPS. she wuz robbed.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

SMG-MN, welcome – I too have been a lurker afor now also – and I must thank all the Mudpuppies who’ve been holding the pole for all of us all this time. ANd a shout-out to “Alaska Hockey Moms for Obama.” It has taken all of you plus The Daily Show and Colbert Report to get me through the election.

12 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

strangelet (20:15:55) :

Shikago: great sentence, but you missed “you’re” way back.
– – – – – – – – –
See proof. When I am blogging I have to have a dictionary tab at the ready. Was a dyslexic child, had a terrible time of it. Now I’m just lexic me thinks.

I do that to yours and you’res and gettin and mavericky…

12 11 2008
yellowdoggranny

holy shit..she uses more sports metaphors than terry bradshaw

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

“I’ve been cheated…been mistreated…when will I be loved?…”

12 11 2008
Karl Hungus thinks Grammar Witches = HAWT.

Excellent news on Begich… Berkowitz picked up 625 votes on Young there, also too; not quite tapping into a 1:1 dynamic of maverick blue voters, gosh-darnit.

Plus also, unfortunately, he still needs 15,000 more.

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

Latest posted at 7:33 AK time whoohoo

US SENATOR
Total
Number of Precincts 438
Precincts Reporting 438 100.0 %
Times Counted 282383/495731 57.0 %
Total Votes 278837

——————————————————————————–

Begich, Mark DEM 132196 47.41%
Bird, Bob AI 11315 4.06%
Gianoutsos, Ted NA 1140 0.41%
Haase, Fredrick D. LIB 2086 0.75%
Stevens, Ted REP 131382 47.12%
Write-in Votes 718 0.26%

12 11 2008
strangelet

Would Les be interested in running for Governor, I wonder? In most states, it is a real risk for a legislator to run for Gov, because that means you give up your existing seat. If you don’t win, you’re out for at least two years. And (also) he’s a Democrat, which is not an advantage in a statewide race in AK.

Are there any regular (that is, not nuts) Republicans that might challenge La Bozina in 2010? If she doesn’t take a shot at Lisa? Also.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

yellowdoggranny – and let’s not overlook the other cliches including “one bad apple.” Great gallumphing governors – if she’s not shouting out she’s ploughing (sic) through.

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

Campaign biggest stupid story was her clothes..

god, she will be struck down by lightening for all her lies..

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Enid Dunn-DeBoer, welcome to the ‘flats. Now, don’t do anything that will get you arrested, unless you can ensure that Palin will not be back in the national limelight!

SMR, woo-hoo! Another grammar geek. We should form a subset of the ‘flats. Geeky Grammar Girls. strangelet, you are a female, right? If we want to be inclusive, we can be the Mudflats’ Geeky Grammar Group.

“Hi, I’m Asiangrrl, and I’m an elitist. Deal with it.”

As for La Palin and “terrorists”, she’s one to talk. As I told my mom this evening as we were commiserating over the politics of our respective countries (America and Taiwan), whatever the Republicans (KMT) accuse the Democrats (Independence Party) of doing, they’ve done twice as much of the same thing. Hypocrites.

12 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

Obama had makeup person who straightened his tie.. according to Barbie

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

The next Repug in line is Sean Parnell–maybe better to have Palin.

It’s good to be a Democrat now!! Go Halcro!!

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

SMG-MN, sorry about that. I misread your initials (there is an SMR on the blog as well). Welcome to the ‘flats–hope you stick around. Where in MN are you from? I am about fifteen minutes north of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Marty – uh yeah I believe the tie-straightener is named Michele Obama.

siangrrl”Yes we DID”MN – on election night we had a special menu featuring aruglua and soy lattes because love us we are LIBERALS! We also feasted on Half-Baked Alaska too, no disrespect.

12 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Shikago

SMG – MN (20:22:57) :

Asiangirl, Strangelet, and Melody, I’m happy to inform you that there is a fourth grammar witch “lurking” in the wings.
– – – – – – – –
“Good grief” I’m done for. or is it, I am done for?

12 11 2008
strangelet

Shikago: I hope that when you were a dyslexic child you didn’t sell your soul to Santa.

Asian: No, I’m still male, to the extent I can tell. Fond of correct grammar, nevertheless.

12 11 2008
Anonymous

To the cadence of The Music Man
(With apologies to Meredith Williams)

Well my friend you got trouble,
Trouble right here in Wasilla,
(Right here)

Why sure I’m a hockey player, certainly,
Mighty proud to say so,
Why I consider that the hours I spend
With a stick in my hand are golden,
Help you cultivate “toe drag”
And ” dough snag”
And a keen eye

Ever take and try and give
An iron clad lead,
To yourself,
From some slick puck
dis-tri-bu-tion?

Well, just as I say,
It takes judgment brains, and maturity,
To score an election game,
But I say,
That any pageant girl,
Can take
And wave it
All away,
With a hand,
You betcha

And I call that:
God’s will,
And the first big steps,
On the road to be-com-ing
Pres-i-dent…

First a little prayer
With a witch hunter
Then a gov-er-nor-ship,
And the next thing you know
You’re playing for VP
In the big league

And hearing some big
Out-of-town newscaster,
Hear him talk about:
Sar-ah Pa-lin

Not a small-town mayor-ship
No-sirree
But a big time player
In the race
For the U.S.
O-val off-ice

I’m speaking of a little
Post-election briefing
Then some media coverage,
Followed by a
Governors’ conference,
After-wards

Trouble with a capital “T”
That rhymes with “P”
That stands for Palin,
(Stands for Palin)

You surely got trouble
(You surely got trouble)
Right here in Alaska
(Right here)

Gotta figure out a way
To keep that
Sarah Pa-lin
Outta there…

Our children’s children
Could have trouble…
Trouble, trouble, trouble…

12 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Oh, and after Sean Parnell is Talis Colberg….

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

arg! arUgUla.

Officer, yes also I did imbibe over much, too.

12 11 2008
SMG - MN

Finally I belong!!! I’m so excited. (Personally, I thought that “Grammar Slut” was pretty funny. Or we could be the four grammar “mooseketeers.” 🙂
GO BEGICH (and Franken, too, I hope). Asiangirl, you’re in the Twin Cities too?

12 11 2008
akmuckraker

NEW POST!
GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!🙂

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

strangelet, I am willing to support Les Gara in whatever he wants to do. He’s the best for sticking up for the Alaskan people the way he did.

Marty, are you watching La Palin right now? Who is she giving an exclusive to at this time? I think I dislike her more than I dislike W. Nah, he’s still done more damage than has she.

12 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

“Sarah Palin’s future will be whatever she writes”

Obviously since she can’t seem to SPEAK she must WRITE it !!

LOL

12 11 2008
Melody, Oregon

Anonymous – wow! You’re awesome! Everybody, let’s lift up this awesome poem to “the tubes” as the felonious (and hopefully former) senator calls them.

Shikago – some of my best friends are dyslexic (not joking) and you are exempt from grammar citations.

12 11 2008
ira2

Shikago aka Chief Shikago (20:20:46) :

ira2 (20:08:40) :
I was a she before I was a he too! No, just joking, but it’s my favorite line when I am confronted with evangelist… gotta love the look on their faces. Sorry. But I really do hope it works out for you. I am unemployed at the moment as well, have been since Jan. (long moment) but I have had my share of challenges as well. Spouse has been disabled for 10 years since she was 35. My heart goes out to you too.

Thanks, Chief :o) And yes, I caught some mentionings of your difficulties across the threads… my hat’s off to you for handling it so well AND making time to organize the Chicago Mudstock! It takes a lot of dedication and drive to “do extra” when your plate is already so full.

12 11 2008
peter d

Sarah says.
“My life is in God’s hands. If he’s got doors open for me, that I believe are in our state’s best interest, the nation’s best interest, I’m going to go through those doors.”

Hold on Sarah, Your Christian doctrine, you know the bible. Does it not tell you when God opens a door, it’s not an option for you. You go throw it. That how Jonah found himself in the belly of a wheal, remember him? He’s the guy that took door #2 ,and Gods door was #1 for him. So what is it, what Sarah believes, or Gods open door?

This woman drives me nuts with her never ending babble that God is using her. This is self ordained crap. She is a disgrace to Christianity.

12 11 2008
strangelet

Shikago aka Chief Shikago (20:34:51) :

I truly love the English language. It’s even more idiomatic than French. We all know that you are now done for, but I have no idea how to explain why those words mean that.

Now, if you were hard done by….

12 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Chief Shikago, it is, “For I am done.” Heh.

strangelet, sorry! I just assumed you were a female because most of the people here are. My bad.

SMG, the Four Mooseketeers. I love it, but we gotta work grammar in there somewhere. I also love grammar slut, but I was trying to be a bit refined! Heh.

12 11 2008
mhrt oregon

new post

12 11 2008
Jim, aka Pit Bull Hockey Puck

Diana (19:32:59) :

What she said, also.😐

Hope God opens her up a Door to Nowhere…

12 11 2008
rubby

All this grammar talk just goes to show how elitist and smarty-pantsy liberals are. 🙂

I think for Palin, grammar and syntax are in God’s hands. She’s like, “OK, if God opens a door for me and gives me a chance to make a sentence, and that’s what I pray for, then I’m gonna just plow right through it.”

12 11 2008
arkangel3

Please…no audible. Send in a play from the sidelines that tells her to run straight up the middle, and the nice man playing inside linebacker is her friend!😀

12 11 2008
AKSourdoe

Boy, am I late to the party. I read Palin’s statements this evening and all I can say is:

1. Sarah. Please. The voices in your head are not from gods. Get help. Meds are a good thing.
2. Your grammar makes me (sic).

12 11 2008
SF Girl

Even I, a non-Alaskan, know that if Uncle Ted is reelected, then gets booted, you Alaskans will have to have a special election to replace him. So I am very confused by this:

AKM: “She also said she would not appoint herself or a member of her family to the vacant senate seat….which is nice, because that would be illegal. (bangs head on desk)”

Not the illegal part but the “not appoint herself OR A MEMBER OF HER FAMILY to the vacant senate seat”. Does sister Sarah think she can appoint Todd? Or Levi, or Bristol now that she’s an adult???? I mean, I know better….but does she???

13 11 2008
Austinnate

“But not for me personally were those cheers for”
The yoda quote of the day by none other than Sarah Palin

13 11 2008
charlinka

I wish to thank you for the time and energy you spend updating us on this most important senate race, and on the political and cultural insight you always provide readers with concerning the latest comments of Governor Palin. Her ruthless, shrewd, political ambitions are really beginning to show now that the presidential election has been decided. I have been keenly listening to her articulate her political views, and cultural/religious beliefs. She has yet to express anything with which I concur.

13 11 2008
Julie

Just wondering what the heck she means when she says, “if they call an audible on me….” Say what?

13 11 2008
Sarah of Arizona

Yes, could someone please translate “if they call an audible on me…”. Palin’s grammar is so bad most of the time that I could not hazard a guess.

13 11 2008
InJuneau

@Sarah of Arizona (09:21:26) :

Check further up on this thread for the translation of this football based term.

13 11 2008
Debra

Alaska Tax Payers: you sent your governor to Florida to attend the Republican Governor’s convention. Per a clip of the news in the lower 48 here is what she has been doing or rather not doing:
“Alaska Gov Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate and the most well-known attendee [at the Governor’s Convention], skipped the lunch to do a sit-down with CNN and was last seen surrounded three-deep by reporters and cameras before disappearing into an elevator.
She is scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning and then give an analysis in a session titled “Looking Towards the Future.”
It is likely to be a more upbeat affair than the seminar she missed (at the Convention), “An In-Depth Evaluation of the 2008 Election Cycle.”
She is a crook. Stilling your money to advance her own agenda. But let me tell you first, she will never win the presidency or vice presidency in the lower 28. After watching other more talented and honest Republican Governor’s from the lower 48, your gal does not have a chance. Please call her back to Alaska, and let the rest of us get down to really solving all the problems we all face. THANKS!

15 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

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