Another Republican pontificates about Pope

Washington state Republican ignorati are falling all over themselves to see who can most thoroughly, um, fall all over themselves personally berating our friend Richard Pope for his inexcusable efforts to force his fellow Republicans to observe our state’s voter-approved public disclosure laws.

First Richard had to endure the epistolary pugilism of King County GOP standard bearer David Irons. And now Benton County GOP Chair Patrick McBurney goes in for the kill:

Dear Mr. Pope:

Congratulations on your dubious accomplishment. I would say more but you have already recieved [sic] a response from David Irons [sick], and I don’t need to comment further. However, I thought I would pass this link along where you can connect with like minded people www.kcdems.net.

Sincerely,

Patrick D. McBurney – Chair
Benton County Republican Party

Hmm. Like minded people? You mean, people who can spell? If McBurney’s cruel caricature of a King County Dem is someone who can remember “i” before “e” except after “c”, then, guilty as charged.

Or is McBurney merely implying that Richard’s uncompromising effort to keep his own party honest and accountable relegates him to the rank ranks of us public disclosure fetishists in the donkey party? Ouch.

And as long as I’m taking my red pencil to McBurney’s missive, I suppose it is only fair to go back and grade the writing skills of former Issaquah School Board President David Irons, particularly his eloquent closing paragraph:

I personally forgive you for your actions and the manor [sic] in which you have so aggressively attack [sic] good people. As for your hate, I sorry [sic] to say that is likely to continue to consume you for now until eternity.

You’ve heard of Ebonics? Well, apparently Irons speaks his own peculiar dialect of English, colloquially known as Ironics.

Of course, coming from an oral tradition, Irons’ native Sammamish ghetto patois doesn’t translate well into the written word. To truly convey the full meaning and eloquence of Irons’ prose you have to imagine it being screamed in the face of a frightened female underling.

Comments

  1. 2

    Puddybud Who Left the Reservation spews:

    Moonbat!s: When did Rochard Pope become your friend?

    How odd – with the nasty attacks he receives everyday on ASSWipes.

    Hyperbole? Absolutely the biggest exaggeration since the thread “What’s the matter with Kansas’ governor? Not a damn thing!” appeared.

    I nearly died laughing.

  2. 3

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    GOLDY,

    I JUST RE-READ THAT IRONS PIECE. IT HOLDS UP WELL. A TESTAMENT TO HOW SICK AND CORRUPT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS IN THIS STATE – TO ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE THE RISE OF BORDERLINE SOCIOPATHS LIKE DAVID IRONS JR.

  3. 4

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    CHICKENHAWK ALERT!!! BAWK BAWK BAWK!!!

    THE CHIMPANZEE YOU VOTED FOR TWICE NEEDS YOUR SONS PUDDY TO FIGHT THEM “OVER THERE”.

    HELL YOU COULD COP OUT AND SEND THEM TO CO SPRINGS TO BE FLY BOYS. HOWEVER, THEY’D HAVE TO BE SILENT WHEN THEIR PEEPS ACCUSE THE JEWISH CADETS OF KILLING JESUS CHRIST!

    LMAO!!!

  4. 5

    Puddybud Who Left the Reservation spews:

    Clueless@4… And this has what to do with the topic?

    Voice of Chalk Scratching will allow this misplaced post to stay cuz you are a libtard after all.

  5. 6

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    IT’S GOLDY’S BLOG. HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS.

    I’M NOT GOING TO BE SILENT: WALK YOUR BULLSHIT, CHICKENHAWK!!

    IF YOU BELIEVE LIKE BOYKIN THAT GOD PUT THAT CHIMPANZEE INTO OFFICE THEN OFFER UP YOUR SONS!!!

    GOD WILL LOOK OVER THEM! RIGHT? NO PROBLEM? RIGHT?

    DO IT NOW!!!

  6. 7

    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    @ 2:

    Who said anything about Pope being our friend??

    He’s no friend of mine.

    Hey YOS LIB BRO, is Pope your friend? Doubt it.

    Pope is just another cowardly, troop hating, booger eating conservative.

  7. 8

    ArtFart spews:

    7 Unlike most of them, Richard seems to have this curious idea that political orginizations should operate with at least some pretense of integrity. Further, he seems to have the cojones to point the finger at whoever ain’t playing by the rules.

    I don’t know if that makes him one of us, but it would seem to preclude his being one of them.

  8. 9

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Darrell Eugene Dumbass. . .GET YOUR OWN DUMBASS BLOG. . .AND GET YOU OWN RADIO SHOW WHILE YOU’RE AT IT!.

  9. 10

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Darrell Eugene Dumbass AKA MWS AKA PUFFYBUTT AKA. . . .
    is the only dumbass stupid enought to ‘out himself’ and then complain that Goldy ‘outed’ him.
    Waytago DUMBASS!

  10. 11

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    POPE? MY FRIEND? UH.. NO.

    HE’S THE KIND OF STRANGE ONE THAT’S ATTRACTED TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

  11. 14

    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    ArtFart @ 8:

    Just because someone is not “one of them” does NOT make them one of us.

    And, Pope needs to wag the finger at “his own damn self!”

  12. 15

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Poor Dickie – nobody wants this asshole. Dickie maybe you should get a clue and just go away. You have no friends and your life is pathetic. Give up and try again in the next life.

  13. 16

    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    TFF:

    Question:
    If I were to play word association game and I said; “Sherman” and “Dumbass” are the same.

    Would you say “correct” or “incorrect?”

    Thanks.

  14. 17

    headless lucy spews:

    re 2: I voted for Richard Pope. You know why, Wax. Because he’s honest. Some of the people who berate him the most also voted for him –why — same reason.

    Nobody’s perfect ans God knows Richard Pope comes nowhere close.

    But an honesty is a characteristic that many voters from either party can appreciate.

    Pope should publicize the hell out of this. He’ll get wider recognition.

  15. 18

    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    BREAKING NEWS

    GOP support for George W. Bush on the Iraq War has officially fractured. See the exclusive video on MSNBC entitled “Blunt Talk.”

    11 Republican congressman held a private meeting with Bush at the White House yesterday and the message could not be clearer, one republican told the president he no longer has any credibility with the American public and only Gen. Petraus can deliver any credible news regarding the war in Iraq.

    They told the president they are preparing for defeat in their home districts if something isn’t done SOON.

    GBS observation; Republicans declare a false victory and “CUT & RUN” “DEFEAT & RETREAT” from the War on Terror before the November 2008 elections.

    The realization has come down to this, in order to stop the purging of Republicans from congress and have any outside shot at winning the White House Bush must fall on his own sword.

    What’s more at stake for Bush if he pulls out of Iraq before the 2008 elections, his legacy of a failed presidency or his loyalty to the Republican Party?

    GBS prediction: Bush’s ego is too large and will not go down in the history books as the president who surrendered to the terrorist in Iraq, in spite of heavy political loses to the GOP.

    Baaa haaa haaa haaa

    This arrogant, egotistical mother fucker will come back to haunt conservative politics for decades and decades to come.

  16. 19

    headless lucy spews:

    re 17: Sorry about the errors. I was hurrying. It’s almost like a parody of David Irons.

    As a sidenote, I was going to the Issaquah Community Center, and I saw a bumper sticker that read: “Vote for David Irons”.

    I read it out loud and a teenager walking in the opposite direction said: “The mother beater.”

    LOL

  17. 22

    ArtFart spews:

    18 Agreed, the GOPers will do whatever they can to put lipstick on the pig that is the Iraq war (hell, on the entire bullcrap “war on terra'”) as next year’s elections get closer. The question is just how amoral a game they’re willing to play, and how much of a crazy fuck Chimpface actually proves to be. If they decide bail on whatever’s left of Iraq, they’ll quite likely try and say goodbye by doing something pretty grotesque, or create a crisis somewhere else as a diversion. In the meantime, all the while Congress is holding hearings and exposing the entire administration for the den of vipers it truly is, Bush is still going to use his pen and illegitimate executive power to monkey-wrench everything in sight and try to lay the blame on the other side.

    Beyond a certain point, impeaching him and keeping him tied up in a trial, even if he’s eventually acquitted, may be the only way to prevent him from doing his worst.

  18. 23

    spews:

    Puddybud

    Anyone to the right of Noam Chomsky gets beaten up on this board from time to time. Heck, Goldy has been criticized for being too far right. It’s a left wing blog.

    The surprising, and actually hopeful thing here is that when a Republican actually does something honest, a few of the posters here are willing to give him credit for it.

    I’ll go beat up on Mr. Pope on some other topic. Heck, he wouldn’t know how to deal with us if we started actually being nice to him on a regular basis.

    But like Roger and Lucy, I can admire honesty even when I disagree with almost all of his opinions. I find myself glad that I don’t live in a district that includes Mr. Pope, as I would be tempted to vote for him just because of that honesty.

    And if you Republicans want to survive as a major party, you’d better start listening more to folks like him, and less to folks like Mr. Irons.

  19. 24

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    @2: “I nearly died laughing.”

    But like most conservatives, you just couldn’t finish the job, could you? Par for the course.

  20. 26

    FricknFrack, Seattle spews:

    I agree with John Barelli @ 23.

    To be honest, I had always assumed for years that Richard Pope, the endless candidate, was like Jeanette Burrage. Always running for SOME office in the event that ‘name recognition’ would eventually pay off – no matter how UNQUALIFIED she was or poorly she performed when she did strike it “lucky”. I’ve been watching Burrage’s antics since the early ’80s when a group of us Community College students went down to lobby Olympia, asking the legislature to stop cranking up our tuition costs. Showing them that many of us were regular working folks, just trying to improve our skills. Burrage was as cold & rude as a week long dead mackerel. Couldn’t believe anyone would actually vote for her.

    After reading many of Richard Pope’s comments here at HA and seeing how his honesty is being scorned by his Republican party (not surprising behavior from a bunch of crooks) – YES, I would definitely consider voting for Mr. Pope. Wish Richard would run against Seattle’s Mayor and give us folks a much needed break!

  21. 27

    Dan Rather spews:

    The conservatives just finished a debate moderated by Chris Mathews, a waterboy for the left. Why wont the dems go on Fox? Oh, that’s right they are pussies. Nevermind.

  22. 29

    Dan Rather spews:

    YOS LIB BRO says:

    CHICKENHAWK ALERT!!! BAWK BAWK BAWK!!!

    THE CHIMPANZEE YOU VOTED FOR TWICE NEEDS YOUR SONS PUDDY TO FIGHT THEM “OVER THERE”.

    If they go off to fight than their votes will taken away if they live in KC. We need every republican to stay home to counter you asswipes in the polls. hehehehe

  23. 30

    Dan Rather spews:

    I meant …their votes will be taken. Damn, I have been in retirement too long. The market for lying, leftist journalists sure ain’t* what it use to be.

    * ain’t – Texism for isn’t**
    ** isn’t – a word liberals can not define

  24. 31

    harry poon spews:

    Dan Rather’s a real Texan. He would kick W’s ass in a real fight.

    Pussy bike riden shithead.

  25. 32

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    If the righties weren’t all cowards they’d boycott all media except the media they own – that is Faux News. If they had the COURAGE of their CONVICTIONS they’d match the Dems on this but like everything else lately, they’re just getting their asses kicked AGAIN. Get used to it you baby-raping scum!

  26. 33

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    JohnBoy shows us all why America is all screwed up. So-called Dems voting for Publicans. Why don’t you just join your pals on the right JohnBoy? You’re damaging America with your cowardly – fence-sitting ways. Fuck you. I continue to warn my friends about you – good luck selling real estate to real liberals.

  27. 34

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    I remember Ann Richards great quote about Monkeyface – he’s all hat and no cattle.

  28. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republicans are such consistently bad spellers that I wonder if it isn’t a deliberate effort to mock the English language they pay so much lip service to.*

    * If you don’t like my ending a sentence with a preposition, go hell to.

  29. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Does this mean WSRP’s endorsement is in jeopardy if Richard decides to run for AG again?

  30. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Richard is entering the twilight of his long political career by turning on his own party. History will remember this as his finest hour.

  31. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Of course, coming from an oral tradition, Irons’ native Sammamish ghetto patois doesn’t translate well into the written word.”

    True. Even rabbits talk better English than he does.

  32. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 “When did Rochard Pope become your friend?”

    He’s sucking up to us because he hasn’t gotten elected to anything by running as a Republican; and possibly also because he’s made a realistic assessment of the GOP’s future. Namely, it doesn’t have one.

  33. 40

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 Puddy seems like a half-intelligent person (for a Republican). I wonder at what point in life his moral compass got stepped on and crushed.

  34. 41

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 Memo to Puddy: This is a liberal blog and you are a troll here. Why should you even imagine being given a level playing field on this blog? What rightwing blog do liberals get an even break on? Name one; or, alternatively, go fuck yourself.

  35. 43

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What Pope needs to do, to have a political future, is throw off the chains of Republicanism; repent his past sins; and become a Democrat.

  36. 44

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    We’re a big tent and there’s room in it for Richard, if he changes his attitude about some things.

  37. 45

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 Who the hell are you? Are you a new troll? In case you are, let me advise you of the ad hoc HA posting rules:

    1. This is a liberal blog.
    2. Anyone can post here.
    3. There is no censorship.
    4. As liberals, our mission is to kick the living shit out of you America-hating fascist motherfuckers.
    5. No mercy for wingnuts.
    6. Our terms are unconditional surrender.
    7. JCH is a nazi.

    Any questions?

  38. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @22 “Bush is still going to use his pen and illegitimate executive power to monkey-wrench everything in sight and try to lay the blame on the other side.”

    I predict the main thing Bush will do with his pen is sign thousands of pardons before Democratic prosecutors get in office.

  39. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    And one of the first people to get pardoned will be ersatz U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin; but although Bush can keep Griffin out of prison, he can’t save Griffin’s license to practice law.

  40. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @26 If I lived in a GOP district where a GOP candidate was certain to win, I would vote for Richard in a flash, just to fuck with the GOP!

  41. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @32 I was sure glad to see the Dems tell Faux to shove it and walk away from Faux’s so-called “debate.”

  42. 52

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    I have an idea Roger – JohnBoy can become a Publican and Pope a Democrat – that way it equals out.

  43. 53

    spews:

    Mr. Esser (or one of his minions) writes:

    “JohnBoy shows us all why America is all screwed up. So-called Dems voting for Publicans. Why don’t you just join your pals on the right JohnBoy? You’re damaging America with your cowardly – fence-sitting ways. Fuck you. I continue to warn my friends about you – good luck selling real estate to real liberals”

    Yes, I’ve finally figured it out. The Republicans are getting worried about all the votes they’ve lost to the Democrats.

    Republicans have shown that they will lie, cheat, do whatever it takes to keep folks from voting for Democrats.

    In this case, they’re trying to convince folks that Democrats do not welcome anyone except the ideologically pure. Since I would even consider voting for a Republican under any circumstances whatsoever, for any office, I should just vote for them all. They want me to believe that “real Democrats” don’t want my vote.

    They also want anyone that has a religious faith to vote the straight Republican ticket. After all, “real Democrats” hate Christians, so we should just go vote for Republicans.

    Nice try, Mr. Esser. I would say “see you at the caucuses” once again, but I’ve realized that I won’t be seeing you there.

    I don’t caucus with Republicans.

  44. 54

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    GBS@16 Sorry to be so long getting back to you.
    If I responded to your question by saying “1421”, could you give me the correct latitude for Atlanta Ga.?
    If this seems irrelevant, you might be on the right track. . . .

  45. 55

    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    Dan Rather wrote at 30:

    I meant …their votes will be taken. Damn, I have been in retirement too long. The market for lying, leftist journalists sure ain’t* what it use to be.

    * ain’t – Texism for isn’t**
    ** isn’t – a word liberals ***can not define

    ***cannot – a word CONSERVATIVES cannot spell, but defines their abilities to support the troops, win wars, manage money, and govern.

  46. 57

    Richard Pope spews:

    John Barelli @ 53

    Unfortunately, RightEqualsStupid doesn’t consider you a “real Democrat” because you believe in a higher being and belong to a religious congregation. That also makes you a “right wing religious conservative” in Stupid’s book.

    I am sure that most “real Democrats” disagree with Stupid on this issue. Most of them probably believe in a higher being and likely belong to a religious congregation, and if they don’t, certainly respect the rights of the people that do.

  47. 58

    George W. Bush lost the WAR and GBS knows that conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    Richard Pope:

    Wathch this video link and tell me which man is lying. Major General Batiste or George W. Bush.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMPIi03wSfY

    The first in the series of three ads features VoteVets.org Advisory Board Member, Major General (ret.) John Batiste, who was commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division from August 2002-June 2005. During this time frame, he conducted combat operations in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Batiste twice voted for President Bush and is a lifelong Republican.

  48. 59

    Particle Man spews:

    Goldy, you said we would have to imagin the letter being read like David Jr. “screamed in the face of a frightened female underling”. All I can say is that she must have been not to tall cuz Jr. along with being heartless, and having a tiny little mind, is also a very short fellow.

  49. 60

    Jack Burton spews:

    “……….Pope is just another cowardly, troop hating, booger eating conservative……….”

    Booger eating?

  50. 61

    The blood of our soldiers is on the hands of the people who voted for Bush spews:

    @ 60:

    Yeah, booger eating. At least he’s not cum-drunk from teenage boys like you, piss ant.

  51. 62

    ArtFart spews:

    57, Right you are, Richard. RES must be a comparative newcomer to the Northwest, because he seems unaware that the Seattle area is one of the epicenters, and perhaps the point of origin, of the Christian left. This is the town where the First Baptist Church (BAPTISTS, for crying out loud!) defied the Reagan administration and gave sanctuary to political refugees from Central America. Look at the leadership of the Church Council of Greater Seattle in opposing this and other wars, and promoting social justice on a local level. Take into account the Catholic clergy who’ve been arrested, some repeatedly, for protesting at the gates of Bangor. You might even check out Ron Sims’ work ministering to the down-and-outers via the Seattle Nightwatch.

    We’re not all like Pat Robertson and Ken Hutcherson. A lot of us actually try to practice what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 5.