Dear Gov. Palin

Dear Gov. Palin,

Congratulations on your performance tonight.  You were comfortable, composed, and deft with the zingers, and there’s no question you’re easy on the eyes (you know, for a 44-year-old woman.)  Still, I’m guessing I’m not the only American who was hoping you might talk a little more substantively about your passionate stance on the issues.  You know, like reproductive rights.

You see, my daughter started middle school this week (an event I apparently found a lot more traumatic than she did) and with my only child on the verge of adolescence, my parental anxieties have started to fixate on dark thoughts of the inevitability of (ugh) boys.  I know what boys are like.  I was one once.  And thus, I hope my daughter stays away from them as long as possible.

But she won’t forever, and so in addition to what we teach her at home, I want my daughter to receive a medically accurate sex education at school. And while I sure hope she abstains until she’s away at college (where thankfully, I’ll never know about it), if, like the majority of teenagers, she does decide to become sexually active, I want her to have convenient access to effective birth control, emergency contraception, and God forbid, even the opportunity to safely terminate a pregnancy, should she so choose.

Now, I know that you believe that every human life is sacred from the very moment of conception, and I respect your beliefs, but as a fellow parent I would hope that you would respect my belief that arrogant theocrats like you should stay the fuck out of our schools, and out of the private life of my child with your abstinence-only, Christianist voodoo. Perhaps keeping the baby and marrying her beer-swigging dickweed of a boyfriend is the right choice for your 17-year-old daughter—who am I to question her decision?  But I don’t want my daughter to ever have to make that awful choice.

The very thought of some (ugh) boy despoiling my beautiful little girl cuts me like a knife through the heart, but I’m realistic enough to know that it’s eventually going to happen, so when it does I want to be damn sure that there is plenty of sturdy, cold latex encasing his undeserving cock.  (And I hope it greatly diminishes his pleasure.) You may consider my permissive attitude indicative of the moral decline of the secular left, but then, how’s all your sexual moralizing working out for you and your family, huh?

Best of luck on the rest of your campaign; I hope you enjoy explaining to American voters why you vehemently oppose legal abortion, even in the event of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother.

Respectfully yours,



  1. 1

    Luigi Giovanni spews:

    David, you were granted a coveted spot at the Democrat convention, and you took your spot for granted. Look back on your writing from the convention. You contributed nothing of substance. You spent your time boozing and partying, taking the spot of somebody who could have contributed something of substance. Your actions further discredit the progressive blogging community.

  2. 3

    Yo spews:

    @ #1: I think Goldy’s getting burned out.

    Goldy, I believe Palin thinks abortion is only okay if it jeopardizes the life (not necessarily the health) of the mother. I’ve read that multiple places the last few days.

    Goldy, I sense your burned out (this sense came just before your recent post-election reassessment post).

    I hope you are able to keep up the blogging, but will sorely miss this blog if you moveon.

  3. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Now, I know that you believe that every human life is sacred from the very moment of conception,…”

    Correction, Republicans believe that “every human life is sacred from the very moment of conception until the very moment of birth,” after which it’s merely cannon fodder.

  4. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Geez, Goldy, in the old days the girl’s old man just got down the shotgun and ran the fucker out of the county or killed him if he could catch him. That kept the number of grandchildren he had to raise to a manageable number.

  5. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 Are you back again?! Who are you to lecture Goldy about blogging when you can’t even spell your own fucking name???*

    * “Yo” is a contraction of “yahoo” (as in “trailer park yahoo”) and is properly spelled “Y’o” but like most wingnuts Y’o can’t spell his own fucking name.

  6. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I wonder how well her “hockey mom” image will sell to urban voters tired of redneck government? Obama only needs to pop 2 big swing states and 1 little one, and she and McSame are done. The GOPers have a 43-electoral-vote deficit right now.

  7. 10

    rhp6034 [VolksMeinung] spews:

    If you want your daughter to have a decent sexual education, for God’s sake, teach her your damn self.

    Failing math, science, and english curriculums get a fucking pass, but when it comes to sex ed, my God, the school has to have a Nazi like obsession with getting THAT right.

    take some responsibility you twitt and do like every other fucking American and if it’s important to you do it your damn self. Keep a bowl of condoms in the key bowl at your house.

    what a fucking twitt

  8. 11

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    @5RR you NAILED it. EVERY SINGLE TIME some lying, piece of shit, right wing, cowardly hypocrite tells me they’re pro-life, that is EXACTLY what I tell them. Until that child is born then you right wing fucks don’t care if it dies from lethal injection in prison, or war in Iraq or from lack of health care or the experience to fight disease and disaster learned through getting a good education – you just care about the kid until that first time he/she cries – then you do what you always do – cut and run!

  9. 12

    My Left Foot spews:

    Palin is a whack job. In the next 9 days she will be outed for what she is and will be removed from the ticket. In the off chance she is not, McCain is still buried.

    This election will not be close. McCain will be back in Arizona and all we will remember is Sarah who?

  10. 13

    Rudy spews:

    Goldy – quit doing the voyeur thing about you daughter.

    Help her form some good friendships with women, start some conversations when needed, and keep on trucking.

    I have helped to raise three daughters and despite all he head trip fears, their boyfriends were OK and they all went to college before getting married and before getting pregnant.

    Your kid will be miles ahead of you no matter what your ego says.

    Best, and get ready to be number Two… in a few fast passing years. (remember grand babies are a delight)

  11. 14

    Rujax! spews:

    Unfortunately…this wack-job will be trotted out for the next 25 years (Phillis II?).

    Is this all the rethuglicants have on the bench? Elly May Clampett and the Deeno-Sore?

  12. 16

    delbert spews:


    ‘From now on, when a Democrat says “But what if McCain drops dead on his first day in office?!?!?!” I’m going to say “dude — don’t tease me like that.”‘

  13. 17


    Dear Goldy,

    Sorry you feel so threatened by s strong, powerful female leader who isn’t a Democrat from a whack-job Blue-Wave state. Get used to it. And if you think this election is going to be won on who is the bigger supporter of pro-death policies, expect Obama to return to the Senate to cast more critical “Present” votes.

    Have a super day,


  14. 18

    Rujax! spews:

    Here comes the rethuglicant white trash express.

    Fucking her hubby’s businesss partner will just give her “cred” with her “base”.

    Awesome. Show the love!

  15. 19

    Rujax! spews:

    Yeah, babeeee…

    Let’s not worry about the lies. The lack of substantive experience. The fucked up ecomomy. The soul-eating war.

    Nahhhh…the bitch can suck-start a Harley AAAAAAAND kick Democrat ass. It’s Jowilliebilleebobzzzz wet dream (and Marvin and Piper and Puddy and the rest of the knuckle-draggers).

    Can’t wait for the papertowel soakers over here to start jerking off over her.

    Show the luvvvv. The luuuuuvvvvv “Bass Boat”.

  16. 21

    Ekim spews:

    Dems have a real program of change to offer America. All that Repugs have to offer is trash talk. No wonder Obama is winning.

  17. 22

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    How many women do you know who have had abortions early in life and regretted them deeply later? I personally know 6. All 6 regret it.

    I hope your daughter never has to make that choice. It is not as simple as you portray it. It may be convenient at the time. There may be many years of denial hence. But then comes the guilt…deep-down guilt.

    Pro-Abortion men like you don’t have to live with the guilt as much as a woman who does it.
    None of us want our kids to be pregnant out of wedlock.

    Just think Goldy, if your wife decided to abort your daughter. Would you have supported her decision to abort your daughter??
    Yes or No!

  18. 24

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    I am very interested in next Friday’s Poll numbers….1 week after the Republican Convention. If they are within 1 point, O-blah-blah is in deep trouble.

    Palin is awesome. Best speech ever. Strong & articulate. She will rip Biden in any debate.

    The sexist Pretend-Progressive Democratic Party will attempt to destroy her like they did Hillary. Palin will fight back and gain women’s support….women will decide this election (not the Progressive Male KLOWNS!)

  19. 25

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Good luck with keeping your Blog and sanity together. Appears both are in deep trouble.
    Are you having financial pressures??
    Perhaps it’s because taxes and cost of living in Seattle are too high.
    Consider a move to Ritzville.

  20. 26

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Current Rasmussen gives O-blah-blah a mere 4 point lead using 3 day rolling average and pre-Palin speech. Not good for O-blah-blah.

    Richard Pope and other KLOWNS predicted double-digit lead. Sounds more like wishful thinking.

    Also, next Governors Poll will be within margin of error.

    Seems like you KLOWNS are losing what is critical in elections…MOMENTUM…at the wrong time.

    It was fun watching y’all get so worked up the past 7 years and now showing America the nasty ass face of “progressivism” which was called “communism” is the 50’s.

  21. 27

    YLB spews:

    I haven’t heard Palin is opposed to abortion even if the mother’s life is at stake. That would put her views way out of the mainstream even for right wingers.

    Palin gave a nauseating red-meat speech, chock full of lies like:

    No thanks to the bridge to nowhere? Sara was for it before she was against it.

  22. 28

    Ekim spews:

    I can see the Praline interviews coming up.

    Q. How who you handle Iran?

    A. I have five children.

    Q. What do you think about Georgia?

    A. They will vote for me.

  23. 29

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    10 times more voters feel the media is trying to HURT Palin vs. HELP her.
    10 times more!!

    The angry Progressive Blogs, like the confused bird the DARKINERE have ended up in the inevitable outcome………..FLYING UP THEIR OWN ASS~!

  24. 32

    Puddybud spews:

    Funny, even Gallup has determined through polling:

    “Half of Americans Expect Obama to Raise Their Taxes”

    So if he claims 95% will not have taxes raised, I guess 45% think otherwise

  25. 33


    AP Writer Gene Johnson alarmingly writes that “Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a ‘task that is from God.’ ”

    Is that the same as when FDR in his Day of Infamy speech said “so help us God?”

    Or is that the same as when JFK, in his inaugural address, was asking for “His blessing and His help?” (Who the fuck is “He?)”

    Or when Truman, in announcing Germany’s surrender, says “I call upon the people of the United States, whatever their faith, to unite in offering joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won, and to pray that He will support us to the end of our present struggle and guide us into the ways of peace?”

    I don’t believe in God. The idea of God was created by man to explain the unexplainable. But if people are going to bash Republicans for mentioning God, have the integrity to do the same when Democrats do it, too.

    “But FDR and JFK aren’t running, and Palin is! Besides, this is a partisan blog! When are you going to get it through your ….”

    I’m going to stop you right there. Here’s the deal. If you want to earn my respect – and I think that you do – you’re going to have lift yourself out of that partisan gutter you’re in, and start judging men on the content of their character, and not the color of their skin, or in this case, the color of their state.

    In other words, Palin’s believing in this mythical being that lives in the clouds falls in line with just about 99.9% of all the other politicians out there, and that includes Democrats!

    Case closed.

  26. 35

    Ekim spews:

    McCain flew 23 bombing missions over North Vietnam, each averaging about half an hour, total time ten hours and thirty minutes. For these brief excursions the admiral’s son was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Bronze Stars, the Vietnamese Legion of Honor and three Purple Hearts.

    That is better than a metal an hour. I wonder if anyone else managed to match that record? I wonder if being an Admiral’s son had anything to do with it? Hmmmm? No favoritism there.

  27. 37

    Puddybud spews:

    Now this is enlightening. But knowing yelling loser boy, he won’t read it.

    Palin’s Teleprompter broke.

    “Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory, to deliver her speech without the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech.

    Contrast this to Barack Obama who, when last his teleprompter malfunctioned, was left stuttering before a crowd unable to advance his speech until the problem was resolved.

    Sarah Palin. Winner.”

  28. 38


    The people of this blog rely on me to be their moral compass and teach them about politics, now let me explain how a contract works to Boeing union workers…

    Dear Boeing Rivetheads,

    You are NOT working without a contract, as some of you mistakenly believe. The contract has been extended by 48 hours, as demanded by Gov. Gregoire. Now get back to work, suckers!

  29. 41

    SolvayGirl spews:

    Thanks Goldy…as the mother of a 13-yr-old daughter and being a woman who came of age before the advent of AIDS, I am with you all the way.
    And to all of the male bloggers on this site who think women will flock to Palin…
    The only women who will be flocking to her are those who identify with her 1950s outlook. 21st century women understand that we don’t achieve anything by molding ourselves after men. This woman focuses on war and the rape of the planet. She obviously does not consider the consequences of overpopulation or the destruction of the environment, inclusion or tolerance of others’ beliefs. Last night, she promoted the ideas of a mean-spirited patriarchal party. Just because she’s wearing a skirt doesn’t mean she will bring one ounce of feminine wisdom to the ticket.

  30. 43


    Boeing Machinists, remember what Gregoire did to you. Let her know how you feel on Wednesday November 5, 2008.

    Mark your calendars!

  31. 46

    sarge spews:

    Thanks, Goldy, I put my comment in at HuffPo.

    @ “My Left Foot”:

    She isn’t going anywhere. Republicans lover her. The gloves are off. This is war, and they aren’t going to play nice. Don’t take this for granted. McCain/Palin can win.

    So get to work! (Donate, register voters, make phone calls, etc…)

  32. 48

    Puddybud spews:

    yelling lose boy@41:

    No not a bummer. You’ve had the liberal MSM cheering on Obama’s every move. People are being swayed at this time by the 3:1 positive coverage of Obama.

    My wife and I watched Andrea Mitchell’s face as she was interviewing Rudy on PSMNBC. Classic.

    Then we turned to CNN, the lady sitting to Republican guy Alex and all she was doing was sarcastic comments while he was talking about Palin.

    Your liberal MSM is perplexed.

  33. 50

    Puddybud spews:

    Did Daily Kurse correct his LIE on the fifth child?

    Knowing him probably not. Yet the liberal MSM ran with that lie.

    Why is that rujax!?

    It seems the MSM is trying to tell everyone the first three days of this week didn’t happen. Forget about it. That’s why she said in her speech what she said about the WA DC media elites.

  34. 51

    Rae spews:

    I do believe in choice (and choosing to have a child fits into that). But I cannot and will not vote on a single issue.
    Obama brings nothing but a rock star personna to the plate, and if elected, will hand that plate over to our enemies. I have no doubt of that. In which case, you daughter will lose a lot more than her right for an abortion if she ever wanted one. She’d be stoned to death for even looking at a boy, and you might be required to turn her in or even throw the first stone, because she would have shamed you.

    Think about the big picture.

    I would implore all, right, left, inbetween, to give up the name calling. The names you have called Sarah Palin are deplorable. You have no proof that she is any of those. She certainly doesn’t deserve that kind of treatment, and it really only further cements my opinion that you are angry to the point of irrational thinking. It does you no good. It garners you no respect.

    And no, I’m not a Republican. I guess you’d have to put in me in that Independent category.

  35. 52


    Orb @17,

    Gee… I seem to remember misplaced confidence like around this time in 2006. How’d that work out for your side.

    Personally, I think voters are smarter than you give them credit for, and that 2008 is not the year they’re going to go for the guy they’d most like to have a beer with. If you think last night’s speech makes up for Palin’s utter lack of qualification to be president, you’re delusional.

    But feel free to stop on by DL on election night to rub my face in it.

  36. 53

    slingshot spews:

    “and if elected, will hand that plate over to our enemies. I have no doubt of that.”

    You’re obviously in the “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs category”.

  37. 54

    Puddybud spews:

    Oh I forgot. We turned back to PMSNBC. After Anne Curry was interviewing the ladies of the Florida delegation one said “She’s lived the American dream”. Then Brian Williams went off into another sexist tirade about parellel universes of us (women) vs. them (men).

    Well Rudy got it right. When has the libtard MSM ever asked about the job taking them away from being a good father. Think AlGorebasm and his drug using son AlGorebasm III.

    Wait a minute… it was Tipper’s job.

    your side is truly perplexed.

  38. 56

    RobBob spews:


    Obama will raise taxes on most americans…he is increasing the capital gains tax…do you have stocks or a 401K? If so, you’re getting them raised. Oh and I forgot to mention that he will let the tax cuts expire and thus that is raising taxes on all taxpayers.

    BTW – 40% of Americans do not pay taxes…so if Obama is correct he’s not raising taxes on 55% of americans….

    I also saw the line she can suckstart a harley…i’ve always thought that was funny….I heard the Big O can too, but he really likes to be on the bottom…and the Big O is his asshole now thanks to Biden…. Pretty funny huh…gosh that is fun I see why you do it.

    I’m looking forward to hearing more though in the coming weeks about more substansive policies from the R ticket and the D ticket. Then this blog can get back to having quality discussions with some vulgarity included.

  39. 57

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Here is the typical Democratic O-blah-blah political supporter!

    Detroit mayor gets 4 months jail in plea deal
    Kilpatrick resigns, agrees to pay $1 million after admitting 2 felony charges

    NBC News and news services
    updated 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
    DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to a pair of felony obstruction charges on Thursday in a sex-and-misconduct scandal and will step down after months of defiantly holding onto his job.

    The plea deal brings to an end a seven-month-long ordeal that led to felony charges against Kilpatrick and plunged the nation’s 11th-largest city into political chaos.

    As part of the deal, the 38-year-old Democrat is to serve four months in jail and five years of probation. He also will pay $1 million in restitution over the five-year probationary period.”

    Right-on brother!!
    Soul power.
    Where is the Progressive KLOWN outrage??

  40. 58

    YLB spews:

    Jonathan Alter? LMAO!!! I remember when you thought was his website!

    You’re so fucking brain dead Stupes.

    Hardly ever read the guy.

  41. 59

    YLB spews:

    Oh and I forgot to mention that he will let the tax cuts expire and thus that is raising taxes on all taxpayers.

    Bullshit. He’ll let the tax cuts expire on where the income is – the rich. Everyone else he plans to lower taxes.

    Lowering capital gains taxes have not benefited the economy at all. Economists were saying that back in 90’s. Today, at least 59 percent of all capital gains are collected by households with a million dollars or more of income. Lowering capital gains taxes have only made the rich richer and left the country as whole more in debt to China, Japan, etc.

  42. 60

    YLB spews:

    Wingnuts love defense spending if it means their death industry stocks and bonds increase in value.

    But pay for the endless war machine? No… That’s for the little people to do.

  43. 61

    YLB spews:

    “Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory, to deliver her speech without the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech.

    Buzzzzz. Right wing bullshit.

    I watched Palin’s speech. She had it written on paper. I saw her shuffle the paper.

  44. 62

    slingshot spews:

    There’s an overall feeling of desperation coming from the Twin Cities. It’s less political than maudlin circus act. When people who deem themselves as serious contenders for office, or serious political pundits claim that experience in international affairs can be had simply by one’s proximity to a foreign nation, you know the clown posse is saddled up and ready for a good lynchin’.

    401k’s (as are all retirement accounts) are not taxed until you start taking the money-that’s just another bullshit, devious right-wing talking point. If you do have stocks and bonds, the economic policies of the last 8 years have eliminated way more value through recklessness and inflation than taxes. Obama plans to raise the rate a couple percentage points which is still way below historical levels.
    And who the hell do you propose pay for the wars you cowards covet?

  45. 63

    Puddybud spews:


    Are you still living in the 90s? Over 50% of people over 60 Million working people do not pay any income taxes but with your bud “the messiah”, he will increase those other taxes, the hidden ones.

    Watch as his “plan” finally gets scrutiny.

  46. 64

    ArtFart spews:

    I forgot to mention that my wife, who’s probably more of a “hard-core” Democrat than I am, turned to me after last night’s speech and said, “You know, I hardly agree with anything that woman believes in, but I have to admit I kinda like her.”

    Take that for what you will. I’m still trying to figure it out.

  47. 65

    Puddybud spews:

    yelling loser boy@57: you are right. I don’t read either much at all. At least I venture over to those hideous sites, while you are

    S C A R E D

    to read anything right of Whoopi Goldberg

  48. 66

    ArtFart spews:


    Guess what? Bush has raised our taxes, or at least something that’s had the same effect. It’s called I-N-F-L-A-T-I-O-N. About 20 percent a year for the last few, if you look at price tags instead of believing the bullshit the government wastes dead trees to publish. That’s exactly the same as taking 20 percent of the contents of your wallet, pal. And as long as Uncle Sam keeps writing those “hot checks” Lloyd Bentson so aptly referred to, and using them to pay for such productive and worthwhile “benefits” as littering the planet with more and more dead bodies, it’s just going to keep getting worse.

  49. 67

    Puddybud spews:

    Cynical: Kilpatrick and his felony malfeasance (one off the counts for covering up an affair) has been delivered to the HA crazies by me over and over. Nothing from these NorthWest Division of Lunatic Moonbat!s.

    BTW, Obama will need a new Detriot “community organizer” now since Kwame can’t deliver Deeeeetroit (basketball) for Barack being in jail.

  50. 68

    Puddybud spews:

    ArtFart: Inflation? You mean the price of oil going up because China and India using more of it?

    You mean the cost of food going up because of a 1994 law singed by AL Gorebasm which put Corn as Ethanol? Corn is used in almost everything we do today. Remember he claimed there will be no effect. But now we know Corn growing actually increases greenhouse gases. Yes, I posted those links before.

  51. 69

    Robin spews:

    Great post Goldy!!! My sentiments exactly. I really question how those people can call themselves conservative, advocate freedom and then want to by law force their beliefs on the rest of us.

    Sending this back to the states is not the answer. How in the hell is some 16 or 17 year old girl going to get to a safe clinic several states away in some cases.

  52. 71

    Puddybud spews:

    yelling loser boy@60: RW BS?

    How many times did she read from the prepared text vs. looking at the camera? Ever watch Obama give a speech?

    But then you forgot to respond to the rest - “Contrast this to Barack Obama who, when last his teleprompter malfunctioned, was left stuttering before a crowd unable to advance his speech until the problem was resolved.”

  53. 72

    RobBob spews:


    In 2005 32.5% of all Returns submitted didn’t pay taxes…

    Of course there are other numbers there for Head of Household filers that show 67% non-paying so that is there to. I can’t seem to find the recent numbers I’d seen so I will back away from the 40% and go with that number (32%).

    But what you are saying is that his plan is to increase our taxes and then decrease them….by what margin? Is this like one of those Rug shops in Pioneer square that give 50% discount? OF course they raised the price 75% 1st then discounted it.

    I also understand those damn rich people too, making money and not creating jobs or giving to charity to help others. (oops, they do.) Take that money away from them. Oh unless it’s a Kennedy or Kerry who stash their money. I don’t blame them, that’s what the rules allow, but it’s hippocritical. Don’t you think?

  54. 73

    YLB spews:

    At least I venture over to those hideous sites, while you are

    LMAO!!! Pound your pud some more silly one.

    I’ve been to your right wing bullshit sites. I know what’s there. Garbage – illogical arguments, bankrupt thinking, a bunch of losers invested in a culture of corruption.

    I just refuse to follow your fucking orders. Bummer for you isn’t it?

    Go on Stupes, command me! LMAO!! What’s the tally up to for following your orders on HL?

    My sides are splitting laughing at your silliness!

  55. 74

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Are you avoiding the question I asked previously of you:??

    “Just think Goldy, if your wife decided to abort your daughter. Would you have supported her decision to abort your daughter??
    Yes or No!”

    It’s a gut-wrenching question to answer, isn’t it??!
    You have said previously your wife is Catholic…is she pro-choice??
    If so, abortion was an option.
    I would find it difficult to look at any of our kids or grandkids and essentially say “Mom decided to let you live!”…but that is the bottom-line in your New Age Secular Progressive Atheists world.

    Sarah Palin is an example for many, many women of personal strength & faith. Something you New Age Secular Progressive Atheists cannot comprehend and instead choose to mock.

    Good thing your wife was is a charitable mood when she DECIDED your daughter could live, huh Goldy?

  56. 75

    Puddybud spews:

    yelling loser boy is still

    S C A R E D

    to visit. He wrote in the past tense so we know yelling loser boy is still

    S C A R E D !

  57. 76

    YLB spews:

    making money and not creating jobs or giving to charity to help others. (oops, they do.)

    A myth. They’re making money on stocks and bonds of corporations who are in a race to the bottom sending jobs to low wage domiciles. Corporations made record profits during the Bush years and more Americans went into poverty.

    I laugh at your charity assertion. J. Paul Getty left all his money to an arts foundation that funds his and other art museums. That does little to nothing to help the poor. Scaife’s foundations perpetuate the right wing drive to concentrate more of the country’s wealth into fewer hands. The rich right wingers of this country would have the USA look more and more like Saudi Arabia wealth-wise.

    I have nothing against rich people but if they’re getting rich off of perpetual war and impoverishing Americans then they deserve an old-fashioned soaking like they got in FDR’s days. The middle class has gone hardly anywhere for the last 30 years and the rich have gotten richer. We in the middle class aren’t going to pay any more taxes – we’re tapped out.

    There’s only one place to go to pay off Bush’s folly.

  58. 77

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    I’ve been listening to the diatribes of these New Age Secular Progressive Atheist KLOWNS for several years.
    The bottom-line is they arrogantly believe their own BS which is tainted with Envy, ungodliness and self-absorption. They are lazy and unwilling to take risks for the most part. They want a guaranteed happy life where the government meets their basic needs and they can take from successful people they label as RICH.

    Puddy knows all too well they are all mouth and no ears. They listen not.
    They are angry KLOWNS…most of them loners plagued by failed marriages and unhealthy relationships.

    But the greatest flaw of all is ENVY.

  59. 78

    Puddybud spews:

    RobBob that’s good but you forget the people who don’t file because they don’t have to.

  60. 79

    YLB spews:

    74 – What’s the tally up to Stupes?

    Are you S C A R E D to answer the question?

    LMAO as always at your authoritarian silliness!!!

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    ArtFart spews:

    73 It’s pretty safe to say that there are a lot of women, Catholic and otherwise, who might not choose to abort a child themselves, but don’t favor taking the option away from everyone else.

    Some of us–many, in fact–consider faith and morality to be largely a personal matter. In fact, when you get down to it, when a religious group is unable to persuade everyone else to adhere to its ideals, however noble, to turn to co-opting government into imposing them by rule of law is either a cop-out, an admission of failure, or both.

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    How many women do you know who 20 years post-abortion are happy they aborted their child??

  63. 82

    Puddybud spews:

    yelling loser boy

    S C A R E D

    to visit those sites is now rejoining his insipid “giving orders” argument again LHAO

    You are a broken record yelling loser boy. If you can’t find your warm white sticky man-juice on Kurse, DUmmys or Stinky Progressives, you are lost.

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    ArtFart spews:

    75 I don’t have that much of a problem with J. Paul Getty’s philanthropy to the arts, any more than I do with Andrew Carnegie’s contribution to the building of public libraries, or Robert Moran donating the land for a state park on Orcas Island, or someone putting a donation to public TV in their will. Much better they did those things than just passing it all on to their spoiled kids. Man doesn’t live by bread alone, and neither does society.

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    YLB spews:

    75 – It ALL went to the arts. He could have spread it around a lot better like the Ford Foundation or Carnegie for that matter.

    And rich people like Scaife and Smith-Richardson and Olin and Bradley funding right wingers to help turn this country in the world’s largest banana Republic is downright evil not to mention un-American.

  66. 88

    Puddybud spews:

    Looks like Brian Williams was taken apart by ex-GOP guvnur Jane Swift over sexist questions.

  67. 89

    Puddybud spews:

    Can someone make out what rujax! is babbling about? More misogynism. So progressive of you!

  68. 90

    Puddybud spews:

    Looks like Brian Williams was taken apart by ex-GOP guvnur Jane Swift over his sexist questions.

  69. 93

    YLB spews:

    Hey here’s a good story about a Palin convert:

    I know what community organizers do. I have friends and family who are involved with social work and community organization. They register people to vote. They get people involved with the political process. They know the real, day-to-day problems of the people in their community like the back of their hand. They help people with their life problems, helping elderly folks keep the lights on and helping groups with a significant problem get organized enough to get the attention of an alderman or city hall. The people on the ground, the “community organizers” and very local politicians, do a ton of good work for the people of this country…

    “Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America … he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights?”

    Every single human being has the right to a fair trial and to be treated humanely by their captors. John McCain, of all people, should understand this. He was a prisoner of war.

    On the one fundamental issue that his entire campaign is centered around – the character-building experience of his POW stint – he gets it wrong.

    In your face Stupes!

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    Puddybud spews:

    yelling loser boy@92:

    I see you are drinking that warm man-made white sticky kool-aid. In fact you like wearing it all over your face, don’t ya! You go to that well so often yelling loser boy!

    Did you know ACORN hired Obama in 1992? And we know what ACORN stands for. I thought that was fuuuuuuuuuuuunny!

    At least this time yelling loser boy you posted the link vs using tinyurl to hide your cum-drunkenness.

  71. 96

    Puddybud spews:

    No wonder Pelletizer and others hated Romney’s speech

    “Is a Supreme Court liberal or conservative that awards Guantanamo terrorists with constitution rights? It’s liberal!

    Is a government liberal or conservative that puts the interests of the teachers union ahead of the needs of our children? It’s liberal!

    Is a Congress liberal or conservative that stops nuclear power plants and offshore drilling, making us more and more dependent on Middle East tyrants? It’s liberal!”

    You betcha.

  72. 97

    Puddybud spews:

    yelling loser boy: It’s McCain’s job to set policy just as Obama’s speech tried to last week.

    I watched Biden’s speech last week and he said what towards economic policy, etc. except some old liberal platitudes?

    Here are two I just pulled out randomly.

    “Barack Obama will bring down health care costs by $2,500 for the average family and at long last deliver affordable, accessible health care for every American.” – How will he do this?

    “And when John McCain proposes $200 billion in new tax breaks for corporate America, $1 billion alone for just eight of the largest companies, but no, none, no relief for 100 million American families, that’s not change; that’s more of the same.” – WHere is this in the McCain platform?

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    Puddybud spews:

    Remember small towns bitterly cling to their religion and guns when you are talking to your SF Elite friends.

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    MrToby PDX spews:

    @23. Mr. Cynical spews:
    “Palin is awesome. Best speech ever. Strong & articulate. She will rip Biden in any debate.

    The sexist Pretend-Progressive Democratic Party will attempt to destroy her like they did Hillary. Palin will fight back and gain women’s support….women will decide this election (not the Progressive Male KLOWNS!)”

    Mr Cynical are you a fucking joke? You sound like Miss Repropuke Lap Dog. If you were cynical, you would be wondering WTF riechwing evangelical theocracy the hocky puck from Alaska would attempt to replace democracy with if she were to succeed to the presidency.

    There is nothing sexist about calling a spade a spade. If Palin were a man, she would be called a lying prick (or some such name).

    As for her ripping Bidden a new asshole… LMFAO. It ain’t gonna happen. She has been a big fish in a small pond but now she is about to find out what it is like to swim in the ocean.

    Women who think with their brains and not their vaginas will never vote for McCain and his lying party whore. So, maybe you are right in that women wil decide this election. The bitch is an insult to women who supported Hillary; she is the antihillary.

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    Rujax! spews:

    The rethuglicants won’t even trust her to do interviews.

    What does THAT tell ya’…(this oughta be good)

  76. 106

    MrToby PDX spews:

    I guess the interview where she responded to the question of whether she thought she was qualified to be VP by asking “what it is that the vice-president does” kinda gave them the hint.

    Last month she didn’t even know what the VP does and this month she is the party whore in waiting.

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    Puddybud spews:

    rujax! – I do care what that word means. I guess liberals forgot what it means this week cuz she ain’t one of dem.

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    Very well put.

    They need to keep THEIR religion our of OUR government.


    Number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 4709

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    richard spews:

    dear goldy,

    I was impressed with the way you began you comments to the gop’s vp candidate. The way you asked that she respect your thought and beliefs, but the civil tone you started with soon dove into the standard bile one can expect from a basic intolerant liberal. I suppose that the beer swilling dickweed “boyfriend” will be the same type of guy that your precious cock gobbling slut of a daughter will end up with. One can only hope that she will keep his cum in her mouth and not her cunt. And since you were once a(ugh)boy, I reason that those values have been past on to those you love the most. Now, that type of speech is protected, but is not very nice. I know your “cock gobbling slut of a daughter” as well as you know the “beer swilling dickweed boyfriend” and since your self-proclaimed liberal tolerance has blinded you to fact that you ARE intolerant let me explain something to you. Every family has skeletons in their closet, your’s is no different. The only thing we have to hold on to is teaching our children good core beliefs. Things like respecting others beliefs and situations even if they do not reciprocate. taking the time explain sex and the consequences, unconditional love, the value of self worth, tolerance and understanding, compassion for friends as well as enemies, putting the concerns for others ahead of self interest and leading by example. Once you have done your due diligence as a parent the rest is up to them. If you have done this and your daughter comes one day and says she is pregnant, does that make you a failure? Does that give your family and peers the right to berate you and a bad person? And it does not matter if it happens in high school or college, I particularly like the way you have an out of sight out of mind mentality. So, Gov. Palin is a conservative, a woman, a bulldog reformer and has a daughter who made a mistake, or did she? They say God works in mysterious ways, so who are we to judge. So my advice to you is this, be very careful about the darts you throw at others, the cosmos has a sly sense of humor and just may decide to throw them back at you and yours.

    A independent who respect a woman’s right to choose

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    I decided to move to Seattle after I was there for Summer Solstice and the naked bike races. I was driving under a bridge on the highway and a bunch of people dropped a banner for everybody to read about Bush – and then I came home to California and the land of the Arnold. I’m moving to Seattle. You guys are great! Please visit my website tribute to Sarah Palin – http://www.sarahpalinisajoke. I’m banned from Google groups for telling their employees to *&^%%#%^&*!!! Run me for Congress! I’ll tell that (*&^%$F%&*(!!! where she can stuff that moose antler.