“Fibby” Sotelo’s Karl Rove connections

Huh. I’m guessing the Republicans’ little voter challenge stunt isn’t generating quite the kind of media coverage they had intended. The papers and TV newscasts are now filled with tales of angry voters, wrongly disenfranchised at the hands of the GOP’s unscrupulous leaders and incompetent interns. And more errors continue to surface as voters respond and Democrats pour through the list.

The Stranger drolly dubbed the fiasco “Fibby-gate”, but an astute reader pointed me towards an intriguing tidbit in the Mercer Island Reporter that suggests Fibby-gate may have closer connections to White House scandals than just a little amusing word play:

Island residents Linda Ayers and Lori Sotelo had a whirlwind four days last month when they visited Washington, D.C., after being invited there for a holiday reception by a friend who works for President George W. Bush.

The pair arrived in Washington on Dec. 12. The next day, they attended a briefing in the Executive Offices building with Bush’s chief strategist Karl Rove and Chief of Staff Andrew Card.

Of course it was KCGOP Vice-Chair Lori Sotelo who falsely declared “under penalty of perjury” that she had personal knowledge that her victims were illegally registered to vote. While I’m not necessarily suggesting that Rove himself had his fingers in the KCGOP’s botched voter intimidation effort, it is certainly the kind of dirty trick that bears a likeness to his handiwork, if not his actual fingerprints. Regardless, there can now be no question that Rove is a man who Sotelo knows, admires and emulates.

Comments

  1. 1

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    CLOWNstein—
    Yet another Chapter in your worst-seller Novel…..
    “Who Gives a Fuck!”
    by David CLOWNstein
    I was waiting for the Rove intrigue….lame dude.

  2. 2

    Mark spews:

    Goldy: they attended a briefing in the Executive Offices building with Bush’s chief strategist Karl Rove and Chief of Staff Andrew Card.” [emphasis mine]

    Don’t be a sucker, Goldy. This is their small-town, hometown newspaper making the story bigger than it is. Most likely, they stood at the back of the room for a meeting or conference where Rove and Card were attendees and/or speakers. It means NOTHING.

    Goldy: “…there can now be no question that Rove is a man who Sotelo knows, admires and emulates.”

    There are all kinds of questions. For one, she may know OF him, but there is no evidence that the two have ever spoken. The “admires” comment has even less evidence. I’ll grant you “emulates” ONLY because it is your opinion based on your partisan-fogger perception.

    By your logic, it is only a slippery slope to saying “Goldy knows, admires and emulates Charles Manson” because you’ve allegedly seen the guy’s photo on TV.

  3. 5

    Belltowner spews:

    So folks, whats the straight poop? Is it a crime, what she did? If the law says you have to have personal knowledge that someone is registered bogusly, and you sign your name under these names, and a whole lot of ‘em are wrong, then what happens. I mean, she challenged a West Seattle lawyer who most certainly doesn’t live in a storage facility, but in a house in West Seattle. Goldy, call up some law dogs and figure it out!

  4. 6

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Belltowner—
    Sotelo corrected the error immediately.
    Election Day isn’t until Tuesday.
    Everyone on the list knows or should know it is merely a challenge and the 140 errors…..especially know.
    It won’t preclude any legistimate voter from voting.
    Where is the damage?
    I’d love to see the LEFTIST PINHEADED CLOWN who says on Wed. they didn’t vote because of this!!!!
    If you are concerned Belltowner, call all 140 tomorrow yourself.

  5. 7

    Steve Zemke spews:

    Republican intimidation is what this latest episode is. Was Rove involved? He certainly knows about dirty tricks. In the Book, “Boy Genius” (sic) by Lou Dubose, Jan Reid, and Carl M Cannon,they point out one of Rove’s early dirty tricks against opponents where ” A Democrat named Alan J Dixon, who would later make it to the US Senate, was running for Illinois state treasurer that year. Pretending to volunteer for the campaign, Rove got into Dixon’s office and swiped some letterhead. He wrote a letter and mailed 1000 copies, even distributing it to skid road bums, inviting them to Dixon’s headquarters for ‘free beer, free food, girls and a good time for nothing’. It was just a dumb prank, he insisted when his authorship of the letter was exposed.” Republican ethics are an oxymoron.
    The League of Women Voters has worked for years to encourage people to vote. Republicans are not concerned about people voting, unless they vote for them. Whatever it takes to win. If the Republicans were really concerned about voter registrations being valid and helping citizens to exercise their right to vote they would have raised concerns about particular voters long before now. Instead their current efforts are just another campaign stunt. And they also showed us what the acceptable Republican level of voter registration error is – a whopping 10% error rate. And they did this challenge under oath? I hope that some of those falsely accused sue. What next – will the Republicans challenge voters for not being Christians or not voting Republican or opposing the Iraq War? Its alrady there you know in Bush’s government, people don’t get jobs unless they voted for him and Federal tax dollars for social programs go to faith based organizations which can refuse to hire people if they don’t believe in Christ.

  6. 8

    artistdogboy spews:

    The disgusting part of this republican ploy is that the GOP now appear to be ready to go to any lengths to actually restrict the rights of legal voters in King County if it is politically expedient. Not a whole hell of a lot different then the “Jim Crows” in the old South putting down the black vote is my way of looking at it.

    I say a curse on all these incompetent fascists houses. I further recommended to any person who’s right to vote was challenged that you should be looking into suing the republican party for damages related to a violation of your civil rights and/or voting rights. I’m sure there are good lawyers out there who be more that happy to take up your case.

  7. 9

    Chimp Patrol spews:

    Sue their blue asses off. But in reality, it won’t do much good. Our #1 Purple Haired Troll, the one and only Cynnical Idiot, will just go to his BIAW washing machine and launder a couple of million more to bail out his neocon fruitcakes

  8. 10

    Wayne spews:

    The damage is to Irons and the KC GOP, which thought it would remind everyone of problems with KC elections, but instead look to be trying to challenge legitimate voters. Not a bad idea in theory, but poorly executed and backfired big time. No mo for Irons going into Tuesday.

    The GOP can’t get rid of Logan but they can dump Vance, and they should pronto. (I wouldn’t mind seeing Berendt replaced either.)

  9. 11

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    As long as Dean Logan refuses to do his job, and as long as Ron Sims covers up and excuses Logan’s criminal behavior, GOP has a social DUTY to expose the lies and fraud and criminal acts.

  10. 12

    righton spews:

    Goldy, about 50 or more locals also met clinton; big hairy deal. Do we them of malfeasance.

    Nice try.

    Waiting for more on Sims’ shakedown of the race track. Gotta wonder if he has any hooks into the Indians too?

  11. 13

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Why is it I can’t criticize King County elections without my post going into filter hell, but if I want to make a post calling Goldy a cocksucking motherfucking hymie white nigger…that goes through with no problem. WTF?

  12. 14

    Steve Zemke spews:

    The Washington State League Of Women Voters has a long and honorable history of working to register people to vote and encouraging them to exercise their right to vote. The Washington State Republican Party is no Washington State League of Women Voters.

  13. 15

    John spews:

    The Women Voters league should get on the side of honest voting. else they’ll get politicized like the aclu.

  14. 16

    Proud to be an Ass spews:

    Unamed, but reliable, sources have informed me Sotelo and Rove met two nights running at a Motel 6 in McLean, VA, over the weekend. Rove left at 4 a.m. both times. Sotelo checked out at 6:30, and was overheard asking the desk clerk “where can I get a good Irish coffee in this freakin ‘burg?”

    Actually, I admire her for that (the Irish coffee part, not the liason with Rove part).

  15. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Grand jury time. Subpoena Rove and Vance. Indict Sotelo on 140 felony counts of perjury (and counting).

    We don’t need their Florida or Ohio vote manipulation tactics here in Washington, this is a clean state and we’re gonna keep it that way.

    I can’t wait to see Rove and Sotelo on TV wearing orange jumpsuits with “KC Jail” stenciled on back.

  16. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Cynical Idiot @6

    None of those voters will be allowed to vote a regular ballot – they must vote provisional ballots. All must attend a hearing to prove their registrations are valid. For some, that means taking time off from work and loss of pay. You bet your ass that some people will decide it’s not worth the time and trouble – and others will want to be compensated for lost pay and the trouble they’ve been put through, not to mention public embarassment and emotional distress. Some may face ribbing from co-workers and acquaintances for months or years to come: “Hey, Joe, how’s life in the storage locker?”

    LAWSUITS.

    The word is written all over this event. Lawsuits galore — against Vance (who approved this operation), against Sotelo (who signed the forms), against the intern nincompoops responsible for negligent research, against KCRP and its parent organization WSRP.

    Let’s hope we see criminal prosecutions, as well. The law protects our rights to vote. People who wilfully interfere with that right are criminals. Prosecute these jerks to the hilt!

  17. 22

    Janet S spews:

    Let’s do the math – 1,944 voter registrations are challenged. One address with 140 voters is found to be a real residence. That leaves a potential of 1,804 bogus voter registrations.

    Doesn’t that bother anyone out there?

    I’m betting that the errors have already been found, and that the vast majority of these names are illegimate. That means over 1,000 voters who are helping to steal elections (that have been found). What was the vote margin, again, that Gregoire won by?

  18. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11

    MTR has shown has true racist colors by using the “n” word. Why the stiff lip, Mark? Your bedsheets fitting a little tight in the crotch tonight?

  19. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13

    John, you are sooooo typical of the neocon bunker mentality … the way things are going for you neocons, you’re gonna need that bunker.

  20. 25

    Mark spews:

    Unnamed and unreliable sources have claimed to have spurious proof that Goldy, Roger and Shiftless Lucy allegedly once shared a hot tub at Ron Sim’s house and that Jell-O wrestling between the four followed.

    Sims’ campaign office was contacted, but said that they do not comment on Mr. Sims’ personal life and that they feel it isn’t relevant to his running of King County.

    The connections are undeniable. Both Roger and Lucy are frequent posters to the website run by Goldy. Furthermore, Goldy has publicly admitted on more than one occasion that he not only knows the phone number of a Sims campaign staffer, but that he has even spoken to people who have been in the same room as Sims within the past year.

    Allegations of other sexual behavior have also surfaced. Most recently, when interviewed by a female reporter for one of the major Seattle TV stations, it appeared that Sims smiled at her. This could be pure speculation, but considering the gravity of the upcoming election, why would he smile at her if they weren’t having verbal intercourse?

    More details to follow.

  21. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Comment on 7

    Don’t forget to throw in a complaint of intentional infliction of emotional distress. That one may be worth $50,000 a pop. Looks like it may be a while yet before Vance clears out his backlog of legal debts — he still owes half a million on the Rossi fiasco.

  22. 27

    For the Clueless spews:

    Janet S –

    You’ve been nominated as Talking Points Press Secretary to the HA.org BUSH-DAVIDIANS. Do you accept?

  23. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @23

    A patently contrived charge on its face — rabbits hate water, especially hot water. Hey Ron — hand me another scotch and soda.

  24. 30

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @26

    Libby and Rove have already been proven guilty by existential evidence. Their trials are a mere formality.

  25. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Libby and Rove have already been proven guilty by extrasensory evidence. Their trials are a mere formality.

  26. 34

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @20

    Wonder how many undiscovered illegal voters in eastside precincts are help Republicans steal elections?

  27. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @23

    “Allegations of other sexual behavior have also surfaced. Most recently, when interviewed by a female reporter for one of the major Seattle TV stations, it appeared that Sims smiled at her. This could be pure speculation, but considering the gravity of the upcoming election, why would he smile at her if they weren’t having verbal intercourse?”

    What the hell is with you humans and your drag-ass sex? I mean, it takes you sloths FOREVER to procreate! No wonder you produce only 1 or 2 offspring, on average, in a lifetime!! Rabbits don’t waste any time with courtship, foreplay, or all that other useless shit. I see a female bunny, I hop her! RIGHT NOW!!! It takes me only 5 seconds to make 6 new bunnies!! I have 6,997 kids minus however many got run over by speeding Republican bastards in SUVs since last weekend.

  28. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    BUNNIES FOREVER!!! BUNNIES RULE!!!! After the human species dies out for lack of procreation, rabbits will RULE THE UNIVERSE!!!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  29. 38

    Proud to be an Ass spews:

    @ 23: Well, there you have it, an absolute denial from one of the so called “participants”. Don’t you feel kinda stoopid for alleging high jinks between Sims and a fucking rabbit?

    And by the way, you dumb fuck, Ron doesn’t have a hot tub at his house. Too much upkeep.

  30. 39

    Janet S spews:

    Roger – calling names is a whole lot easier than addressing the issue. There are thousands of illegal names registered to vote in the this county. That seems to be a non-issue around here.

    Of course, alleging lots of scandalous, with lots of anonymous sources, is a really good way to run an election for your guy.

    But why bother? The fix is in.

  31. 40

    Mark spews:

    Ass @ 36

    We only have Rabbit’s denial that he was in a hot tub. Since he did not deny being there or anything else, we must deduce that he WAS Jell-O wrestling with the others.

    As with Goldy’s various allegations, it is possible that some details may not be entirely accurate or that there are plausible explanations that have been deliberately omitted. For example, it might have been a communal bath or shower. It is also possible that Rabbit only showed up later.

  32. 41

    Mark spews:

    Roger @ 32

    Read the spreadsheet Goldy posted. There ARE Eastside addresses.

    No, use of the “n” word by non-whites is not cool. Not sure what you mean by the bedsheet/crotch thing, though. Probably some kinky bunny activity I’m not familiar with.

  33. 42

    Mark spews:

    Ass @ 36 (me @ 38 cont’d.)

    And Goldy’s continued silence on the matter only reinforces the allegations.

  34. 44

    Ezkémo spews:

    This story has everything Sharansky was looking for in King county during the governor’s recount. I’ll bet with “The Shark’s” Strict insistence on honesty , integrity , and fair play, he’ll be all over this! Ya think?

  35. 45

    Jimmy spews:

    It is ironic a best to say that if anything like this happend in Benton County, Matt (my R buddy) and I would hand their heads to them the very next day. These tactics are clearly motivated by desperation and the need to provoke a response that can be capitalized on in the media. Unfortunately for them it backfired.

    If I ever heard of a Democrat conducting themselves this way in my turf there would be hell to pay. And equally so if a republican did the same thing.

    If you are going to challenge voters that you think are illegitimate, do it at a time where it can be reconcilled in a fashion that promotes fairness. If you cannot, then you have an alternate agenda. It is very clear that this is not the case in this situation.

    There is a stink in the GOP that is a dying breed. Good R’s won’t put up with this for long.

  36. 46

    Truth Teller spews:

    Janet Your false partisan allegations are wrong again.
    The only truth in this entire matter is that Lori Sotelo and Chris Rants are digging for anything in order to throw the election to Dave “Mother Beater” Irons and other Republican cronies who cannot win any election fairly. When Republicans have to resort to Karl Rove’s handbook on how to steal an election, then we know how far you are willing to go, i.e. Florida 2000. You can’t win elections here honestly so the Desperate Housewives of the Lying Republican Party go back to DC for coaching by Karl Rove, and learn the dirty tricks from the Official Karl Rove Election Stealing Playbook. The joke is Bush is now pretending to train his lying staffers about ethics. This course is called, “How to Not Get Caught Committing Perjury, Obstruction, and Other Crimes.”

  37. 47

    Truth Teller spews:

    Reply to 39

    “Roger @ 32 … No, use of the “n” word by non-whites is not cool. Not sure what you mean by the bedsheet/crotch thing, though.”

    Wrong Mark, Mark. Not you. That was addressed to Mark the Redneck, who knows damn well what I mean about ill-fitting bedsheets.

  38. 49

    christmasghost spews:

    goldy.this is the best you have?a small town, in a small pissant state, newspaper makes big deal out of two people going to the white house. oooh…….shocking.the odds of these two having a special meeting[or any kind of meeting] with karl rove are so long as to be……well, BS.
    you have a great career ahead of you writing for the STAR.i’ll bet you could find the two headed vampire baby……..or a “story” where none exists……..

  39. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Comment on 45

    TT is right, the bedsheet comment was directed at Mark the Redneck in reply to his use of the “n” word on this blog.

  40. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @47

    The best tabloid headline I’ve ever seen was:

    DONOR WANTS KIDNEY BACK

    That’s why you should never accept organs from a Republican.

  41. 52

    Mark spews:

    Jimmy @ 43

    I agree that last-minute stunts aren’t kosher — be they Goldy’s or Vance’s (who I didn’t want back in charge). However, it should be noted that KingCo had a full year to deal with this. As I explained in another thread, the simple flagging of “low-hanging fruit” is a fast, simple and inexpensive process. For example, there is NO excuse of any kind for a registration address that blatantly contains “PMB” in it.

  42. 53

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @50

    Mark, you worship form over substance. It doesn’t matter to you if a voter is a U.S. citizen, a veteran, has worked and paid taxes all his life. You think if he registered to vote at a postal box — whether from ignorance, by mistake, or maybe because he’s down on his luck and homeless — his right to vote should be taken away. Fuck you, Mark!

    The difference between Democrats and Republicans on voting issues is simply this. Democrats think the right to vote is precious and defend it. Republicans view the right to vote as a threat and would grant it only grudgingly.

    Republicans would take away the voting rights of 100 people to prevent 1 ineligible from voting. Democrats would say, better to let 1 ineligible person vote than to take away the rights of 99 eligible voters.

    Republicans constantly whine about “voting fraud,” but rarely find any. Republicans target Democratic precincts for their “vot fraud investigations” and don’t care a whit what goes on in Republican precincts. Fucking hypocrites.

    Fuck you and your armadillo, Mark. When you’re ready to participate in an honest, nonpartisan, STATEWIDE effort to prevent election fraud, reduce errors, educate voters, and protect the voting rights of EVERYONE, then we Democrats can do business with you. Until then, fuck you and your armadillo.

  43. 54

    Janet S spews:

    We must be hitting a nerve. Now Roger is advocating breaking the law. If you are down on your luck, it is okay to declare a post office box your legal residence. If Dean Logan hadn’t stonewalled the inquiries, they could have been dealt with months ago. But, he didn’t, and now there are thousands of illegal voters on the books.

    But, tell me, did he sleep with her, or did she sleep with the manager, or did he say that she said that . . .

  44. 55

    Mark's armadillo spews:

    Roger @ 51

    Don’t mention me again! After that first time you got me drunk and violated me, I told you I’d call your wife if you ever harassed me again.

    (By the way, the tests came back negative, so I didn’t catch whatever it is that gives you those sores on your little “pencil eraser.”)

  45. 56

    Mark spews:

    Roger @ 51

    I believe in substance and action — not political hot air and false promises.

    I will say this one more time for the record: Flagging the “low-hanging fruit” bad registration addresses is an easy, inexpensive and fast process.

    Democrats dilute the value of legal votes by giving it to anyone who will vote for them. That dilution violates legal voters’ rights as much as improperly taking away a valid vote.

    The GOP made a mess of what should have been a simple and honorable process — holding KingCo’s (and the rest of the state’s) feet to the fire over illegal registrations. KingCo had an entire year to do what I could have done in a day (or less). 30 days before the election, you “freeze” the data file, process it for illegal addresses and flag appropriately.

  46. 57

    John McDonald spews:

    OK, so here we go again with the “Rove the Evil Genius” fantasies. Can’t you come up with anything better? It’s pretty typical of those on the left to support and take the position of the victim, and when Rove is the genius, and he’s so smart and evil that you just can’t win, isn’t that just typical of your pathetic victim view of the world.

    Here’s an idea. Instead of constantly whining about Rove, why don’t you go out and find an evil genius for your side? Or are there none smart enough to match Rove?

  47. 58

    klake@ spews:

    No Mark he has so much charm (Rove), you would have to go to Paris to find such a person. Whop’s I forgot France has been on fire for the last nine days and the Germans didn’t start the Fires.

  48. 59

    spews:

    The republicans are not going to get away with the diebold voting machine controversy. Sooner or later the public is going to find out about the secret satelite which emits beams of energy that alters the software of these voting machines.

  49. 60

    spews:

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  50. 61

    rujax206 spews:

    Fuck…I hope Vance and Sotelo run the state repubs for the next 30 years.

    They are doing a GREAT job. They have GOT to stay!!!!

  51. 62

    Commander Ogg spews:

    Mr. Cynical @ 6, you really tick me off sometimes, and that is not easy to do.

    Everyone on the list knows or should know it is merely a challenge and the 140 errors…..especially know.
    It won’t preclude any legistimate (sic) voter from voting.
    Where is the damage?

    You know I try like hell to see your part of the equation, even if I think it does not balance, but when you make asinine statements like this it is real hard. To paraphrase Henry Jones Senior, If your party would spend as much time trying to convince people to vote Republican as they do trying to keep people from voting at all, you might change the political make up of this state.

    Now you can dance, obscure, and whitewash all you want, but the truth is, the KCGOP blew it big time. They have embarrassed them selves with a stunt that back fired. If the bad publicity were not enough, they more then likely energized reluctant voters to support Sims and the D’s, and even open themselves up to potential lawsuits.

    Sotelo may wish to take a lesson from I. Libby and K. Rove, it is not the crime, it is the cover up.

  52. 63

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    Sotelo may wish to take a lesson from I. Libby and K. Rove, it is not the crime, it is the cover up. -Comment by Commander Ogg— 11/5/05 @ 11:40 pm

    Tell me again… what have they been convicted of???

    Or did you actually mean the Impeached, Fined, Disbarred and Sanctioned President Willie Wagger?

    That must be it.

  53. 64

    WenG spews:

    Well there you go. It worked in Florida and Ohio, so why not WA? The disease of voter suppression is spreading and it has Karl’s fingerprints all over it.

  54. 65

    For the Clueless spews:

    Mark @ 41

    “There are” eastside addresses? Mark! That’s like saying “there are” sane Republicans!

    1060 addresses are from ….. SEATTLE!

    What’s next? … BELLEVUE … at 157 addresses. What’s so special about Bellevue? Maybe it’s only the fastest growing source of new DEMOCRAT registrations in King County. It’s not your father’s Bellevue any longer.

    What’s next after that? REDMOND! At 127 addresses. Eastside? Sure. Home of HA regular dj and the Softies! Does the typical Softy strike you as a flaming Red Stater?

    Finally at 111 address is KENT. Eastide? More like Southside, more like blue-collar, more like DEMOCRAT!

    Get over it Mark. This list is a low down hit list straight out of the Rovian playbook.

  55. 66

    Commander Ogg spews:

    President Clinton was impeached by the Republicans, with a Republican partisan Starr presenting 10 lbs of shit in a 5lb bag. Not a single Democrat signed on as a house manager during the trial, it had as much legitimacy as the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. The charges were so politically motivated, that even with a 55/45 advantage; Delay and his Republican Bastards could not get more then 50 members to vote for conviction.

    Clinton will get his license back in another year or less. Why did the second prosecutor Ray offer such a deal? Because if Ray tried to Bring Clinton up on perjury involving an incident not materially relative to the primary testimony, that Partisan Republican hatchet man would have been laughed out of the court room. Ray should crawl on his hands and knees and thank Clinton for giving him a way out.

    Laugh all you want Mr. ASS. So far the people running KCGOP have been convicted of nothing. But I’m willing to bet they have consulted with their lawyers.

  56. 67

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    The disease of voter suppression is spreading and it has Karl’s fingerprints all over it. -Comment by WenG— 11/6/05 @ 12:00 am

    Kinda like Oct 27, 2004?

    Or perhaps October 23, 2004?

    Or maybe you meant October 22, 2004 and October 1, 2004?

    Oh wait. You weren’t talking about LIBERAL ELECTION VIOLENCE, were you?

    My mistake.

    You were going on about LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VOTER INTIMIDATION AND VERBAL ABUSE!

    TSK, TSK, TSK… it seems Democratic Voter Fraud, Intimidation Confirmed… and looky there, good ol’ Seattle right there up in the list….

    by the way…”If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a ‘pre-emptive strike.'” …isn’t that just RIGHT OUT of the Kerry/Edwards/DNC campaign playbook? Oh yes, actually it IS!

  57. 69

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    Finally at 111 address is KENT. Eastide? More like Southside, more like blue-collar, more like DEMOCRAT! -Comment by For the Clueless— 11/6/05 @ 12:07 am

    You must not get out much either…

    You don’t get out much, do you rugrat?

    Drive around the OUTSKIRTS of the Seattle metro area…(you know, the area that will be Cascade County… the one where the Corrupt Exec doesn’t steal good citizens land) and let us know how many SIMS SIGNS you see, sweetcheeks.

  58. 70

    King County Corruption spews:

    Too funny how you libs infesting King County can not even deal with the incompetence/corruption in the King County elections department that is proven/documented frequently at Orbusmax.com by the Shark. Did you read this Goldy? Shark is a blogger who actually has proof and documentation – he doesn’t just pull accusations out of his butt to get attention like, oh, you. You could gain a little of the respect that Shark has earned if you actually did investigative reporting. And not so many people would be laughing at you libs if you stopped scheming that Rove is involved with King County. You have no proof – you look as stupid as the lib blogs on this website.

  59. 71

    For the Clueless spews:

    68 – Shark is the same guy who predicted Bridges was going rule in favor of the Republicans. He has no credibility whatsoever. He’s as crazy as an outhouse rat.

  60. 72

    zip spews:

    Roger, go ahead and file your lawsuit over these 140 and then kiss my ass. So what about all the actual, documented, illegally registered voters? Sims and Logan only had a YEAR to fix the problem and did NOTHING. Doesn’t seem to bother you and Goldy and the choir of fucked up lefties he’s singing to. And you wonder why people are still pissed off.

  61. 73

    Giant from Twin Peaks spews:

    “Don’t search for all the answers at once. A path is formed by laying one stone at a time.”

  62. 74

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    TO STUPID GOP BLOGGER KCC THIS TAKEN FROM THE MERCER ISLAND NEWS 2003-01-092003-01-09 Mercer Island residents Linda Ayers and Lori Sotelo had a whirlwind four days last month when they visited Washington, D.C., after being invited there for a holiday reception by a friend who works for President George W. Bush.Ayers and Sotelo were invited by David Thomas, President Bush’s political director for the Western Region. The next day, they attended a briefing in the Executive Offices building with Bush’s chief strategist Karl Rove and Chief of Staff Andrew Card. After that, they took a private two-hour tour of the West Wing including the Rose Garden.”
    Dirty Trick can’t win elections fairly got to resort to Rove

  63. 75

    Truth Teller spews:

    Christmas Ghoul Deny the Truth? Mark Deny the Truth? Why? Because you have to be a damn good liar and denier of truth to be Republican and support Mother Beater David Irons and
    Sleazy Scumlord Dino Lossi and the corrupt Bunsh of Bush liars and perjurers back in DC

    2003-01-09 From the Mercer Island Newspaper:

    “Sotelo and Ayers arrived in Washington on Dec. 12. The next day, they attended a briefing in the Executive Offices building with Bush’s chief strategist Karl Rove and Chief of Staff Andrew Card.”

  64. 76

    Mark spews:

    Bunny Boy @ 72

    What is your syph-addled brain rambling on about?? Goldy’s original story already linked to the MI Reporter story. And, if you read from the beginning, it is a NON-STORY. The MIR story is just a small-town paper in awe of a couple of residents going to DC. The story does NOT say they met, shook hands or even spoke with Rove and/or Card. All you can say is that they were in the same room (of unknown size) for a “briefing.” I was in the press pool for President Reagan’s visit in 1984 — 10 feet from the man. Does that mean I “met” him??

  65. 77

    Mark spews:

    Rambling Idiot @ 73

    What are you doing posting at this hour? You better not let Mom (or is it the nice men in white coats?) catch you up past your bedtime.

    First, sober up. Then, go find a copy of the Chicago Manual, read it (if you’re able) and return when you’ve grown up. We’ve already gone over the fact that merely being in the same room is irrelevant.

  66. 78

    Truth Teller spews:

    @75

    WTF? Can’t you read? I work the night shift. I’m a bunny, idiot … nocturnal … eat Stefan’s garden in middle of night … munch munch munch … God you pukes are stupid sometimes.

  67. 79

    Mark spews:

    Ahhh… so “Truth Teller” and “Roger Rabbit” are the same person.

    I guess that at 3:30 in the morning, your ramblings become truly incoherent ramblings. Guess I was giving the DumBunny too much credit.

    So, go find that Chicago Manual, take your meds and crawl back into bed with your mother.

  68. 80

    JP Patches spews:

    ahhh, the kingQueen of the brainless returns. Welcome back ms ZIP, how was your stay at Western State? Now we can get back to normal with the cynnicalidiots go go boy in our ranks again

  69. 81

    JP Patches spews:

    Mar @ 74, no that means you have been a neocon and mentally challenged since 1984

  70. 82

    yearight spews:

    Commander Ogg-65 ‘Because if Ray tried to Bring Clinton up on perjury involving an incident not materially relative to the primary testimony,..’

    Where do you get this stuff? Monica was offerered a cushy job through Vernon Jordan, after Web Hubbel got lucrative no-work contracts via Jordan while he was refusing to cooperate in the investigation.

    Tell a lie anough times….

  71. 83

    yearight spews:

    Clueless-69 ‘Shark is the same guy who predicted Bridges was going rule in favor of the Republicans.’

    Most of the people in WA, as polls indicate, agreed with him on this. The problem is that WA law allows for illegal votes to count. And with more than 10 times as many illegal votes than the race margin only the extreme lefties think the ruling was fair. It certainly refelcts the law, yet real people know a rat when they smell it.

  72. 84

    Mark spews:

    “JP” @ 78

    You insult a good man’s name by using it as your nick here — especially considering your spewings.

    As for my comment, you should actually read before vomiting all over this website. Note that I said press pool. But, hey, since when have rabid Lefties let facts get in the way of their hysteria??

  73. 85

    For the Clueless spews:

    yeaWrong @ 79

    You don’t quote your source. What another Strategic Vision poll?

    A lot of people believe in UFOs and if I’m not mistaken a majority of self-identified Republicans voted for Will Baker.

    WA law allows for illegal votes to count.

    My, my everything is so stacked against you wingers. Only thing left for you to do is well, obfuscate the true nature of your candidates (Rossi, Irons) and suppress as many votes as possible through underhanded tactics.

    Then once you run things stack things in your favor e.g. DeLay in Texas. If people want to be asleep they will let this happen.

  74. 86

    Another TJ spews:

    We’ve already gone over the fact that merely being in the same room is irrelevant.

    The only report we have of the trip to the White House says they “attended a briefing in the Executive Offices building with Bush’s chief strategist Karl Rove and Chief of Staff Andrew Card. After that, they took a private two-hour tour of the West Wing including the Rose Garden.”

    It doesn’t say they were simply “in the same room” as Rove and Card. I don’t know what happened there, but neither do you. What we do know is the White House’s western region political director invited them to the WH; they came, attended a briefing with the chief of staff and the president’s chief political strategist; then they went home and initiated the same type of voter initimidation/suppression tactic that we’ve seen attempted in Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Milwaukee (at least).

    Coincidence? Possibly. But to dismiss it as nothing but a coincidence under the circumstances is obtuse at best.

  75. 89

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Sotelo corrected the error immediately.
    Election Day isn’t until Tuesday.
    Everyone on the list knows or should know it is merely a challenge and the 140 errors know because the P-I contacted the vast majority of them.
    I also love the CLOWNS excuse that they must now go “stand in line for hours” to coreect the error. BULLSHIT!! Even Logan says they can do it with a mere phone call.
    It won’t preclude any legistimate voter from voting.
    Where is the damage?
    I’d love to see the LEFTIST PINHEADED CLOWN who says on Wed. they didn’t vote because of this!!!! Are they living in a cave???
    LEFTIST PINHEADS excel at feigning serious injury at the drop of a hat. Fear-mongering, offended pedalling CLOWNS!!
    The latest poll shows this KingCo Executive Race within the margin of error. Sims is desperate because the momentum is now turning against him. His Campaign Guy, FatHead,….you know, the guy boning Goldy’s source for his dramatic non-story….knows all about momentum.

  76. 90

    spews:

    Read and weep:

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....ets06.html

    Irons’ flexibility

    It’s about time King County residents hear about David Irons as a husband, father and community leader, because like it or not, voter decisions are often made from the personal impressions of a candidate.

    We’ve been married for 22-plus years now and I continue to see David as one of the most compassionate people I know. He is the first to volunteer to help a friend or to step up when something needs doing.

    I remember when his best friend was missing in the mountains; he organized teams to search Mount Colchuck in the Agate Pass area when the mountain rescue teams needed more assistance.

    In another situation, David and a co-worker successfully performed CPR on a man at a public meeting when the man suddenly was stricken by a heart attack.

    David also has been closely involved with Habitat for Humanity, both on its board of directors and as a house builder, pounding a hammer himself. He’s always the first to roll up his sleeves and help.

    Through his work with Rotary, David has done everything from sort food for First Harvest, help special-needs kids race in the annual Soap Box Derby, and organize a cooperative effort to send a truckload of tarps to storm-torn Jamaica.

    King County voters need to know that David is a caring husband and father who is striving to make sure we have the best life possible. No one works more tirelessly or passionately than my husband. The county would be lucky to have him as King County executive, and we are willing to share him.

    — Debbie Noble-Irons, Sammamish

  77. 93

    groundhogday spews:

    Ron Sims IS desperate and Mr. Goldy-Ass is carrying his water in a pathetic attempt to scrounge up a few extra votes. In case you all missed the it, this voter challenge slime ball is a total plant by Christian Sinderman, Sims political hatchet. He got you all spinning in his direction with this one.

    Tell me Mr. Goldy-Ass, what does Christian Sinderman think about having your head so far up his ass? Probably not a problem after Tuesday, when you are dropped like a bad date.

  78. 95

    Another TJ spews:

    In case you all missed the it, this voter challenge slime ball is a total plant by Christian Sinderman, Sims political hatchet.

    Lori Sotelo is a Sims campaign plant? You’re right, I did miss that. Could you source this please?

  79. 96

    groundhogday spews:

    Check it out. 155 voters corrected their registrations just yesterday. Wonder how many will come forward in the next days? You won’t see it on Mr. Goldy-Ass’ screed because Cristian Sinderman (who Goldy-Ass admires and emulates) has little need for facts.

  80. 97

    For the Clueless spews:

    fascist @ 96

    You voted for Will Baker in 2004 did you?

    155 voters corrected their registrations? Good. Obviously they were King County residents who made honest mistakes that assholes like you are trying to demagogue.

  81. 98

    groundhogday spews:

    schmuckface at 97

    I voted for your sister Deborah Senn.

    The voter registrants did not make a mistake. Ron Sims and his hapless hacks running the KCRE made a mistake. Now these innocent people have to spend their time fixing Ron Sims’ fu’ups. Don’t blame the messenger. The message is that KCRE is violating my right to vote because they don’t care. Soleto didn’t do that!

    Did you miss the story that Soleto also provided information on over 5000 duplicate registrations that the county is CORRECTING? Oops! Once again, let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story Mr. Goldy-ASS.

  82. 99

    Truth Teller spews:

    fascist @98

    Anything to get a legitimate voter from voting, eh? What about the perjured challenges of eligible voters? Why did you jackbooted thugs wait until 2 days before the election to challenge these voters? Why did you only file challenges against voters in Democratic precincts? You all belong in jail.

  83. 100

    Richard Pope spews:

    Lori Sotelo appears to have made a mistake in withdrawing 18 of the 140 voters whose challenges she withdrew in her 11/04/2005 letter to Dean Logan.

    I went through her list of 140 names, and 139 of them were on the 1944 voter Excel spreadsheet list that Goldy had acquired from the Dean Logan/Ron Sims campaign.

    I deleted everything from the Excel spreadsheet but those 139 names, and also eliminated duplicates. (Out of the 1944 voters whose names Dean Logan put on the spreadsheet, Logan’s office had listed 89 extra voters two, three or four times with the same registration ID number — so the GOP actually challenged only 1855 voters, and not 1944 as Logan claims.)

    I then sorted the list by the registration address field.

    5 of the removed names allegedly live at 325 Washington Ave S in Kent — which is a UPS Store! Another 6 allegedly live at 325 Washington Ave N in Kent — which is almost certainly intended to be the UPS store, but is listed incorrectly.

    And another 7 voters allegedly live at 7829 center blvd se in Snoqualmie — which also appears to be some sort of office building or private mailbox place.

    So that makes 18 challenges out of 140 (or possibly only 139) which were withdrawn incorrectly. That is an error rate of nearly 13%.

    I plan to drive by these three addresses later today, take pictures of these places, and re-submit these 18 challenges personally if these addresses are obviously not people’s residences.

  84. 101

    klake@ spews:

    I say a curse on all these incompetent fascists houses. I further recommended to any person who’s right to vote was challenged that you should be looking into suing the republican party for damages related to a violation of your civil rights and/or voting rights. I’m sure there are good lawyers out there who be more that happy to take up your case.

    Comment by artistdogboy— 11/5/05 @ 6:48 pm

    Artistdogboy were did you come up with that handle? Afraid to use the name that your parents gave you? I have some bad news for you, I’m a Democrate, and Sims friends wasn’t going to count my ballot last month unless I prove that I signed it and not the Wabbit. Now mind you thats two days brfore cut off time on counting ballots. Now I got out my passport,driver license,Military ID and my concealed weapons permit to mail to King County. Just as I was ready to get an envelop and the phone rang and low and behold it was King County wanting me to come downtown to validate my vote. Traveling to Seattle was not part of my game plan, it’s dangerous down there with rabbid Wabbits. So they let me fax the material and they would count my vote for Ron. I was a little upset about them question my ballot and possible not count my ballot. That’s OK if it gets all those double voters off the books and prevents voter fraud. Now if I was in New Orleans, Mississippi, or Iraq I wouldn’t have been able to fix the problem. Then I would have to file a Federal Complaint and Dean Logan would have to explain again his short comings. So Don’t stereotype unless you are positive your own house is clean.
    Has anyone seen the rabbid Wabbit this morning, Headless Lucy did you go over and Hug Him last night? He realy stress his little ticker yesterday.

  85. 102

    For the Clueless spews:

    The voter registrants did not make a mistake.

    I see. They’re legitimate voters after all. Not the “out of county” of “out of state” phantom voters you tin-hat freaks fantasize about.

    Duplicate registrations? Mostly women who changed their names after marrying? Typical. Your screed is against women. HORSE’S ASS.

    Your hero Soleto is a boot-licking lackey who is going to be sued along with her employer, the KCGOP.

  86. 103

    For the Clueless spews:

    Lori Sotelo appears to have made a mistake in withdrawing 18 of the 140 voters whose challenges she withdrew in her 11/04/2005 letter to Dean Logan.

    OH HOW PERFECT!

    Tell you what wingers. If Irons wins, he can replace Logan with Sotelo who can’t even vote supress worth a damn!!!

  87. 104

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    GOD OPPOSES I-912

    Checking this morning’s news reports, I see I-90 will be closed for several weeks. Yep, Washington’s main east-west artery is shut down, blocked, out of operation, kaput.

    The cause is a rockslide similar to the one that killed three women in a car recently, in the same area. The closure is necessary for WSDOT crews to clear the roadway, which won’t take very long, and stabilize a hillside that threatens to rain more deadly rockslides onto the highway. This will require quite a bit of digging by heavy machinery.

    The rockslides and collapsing hillside are what’s called an “act of God.” You all know what an “act of God” is — The Boss is throwing rocks down on us to let us know what He thinks of the cheap bastards who don’t want to pay the taxes necessary to keep traffic moving in our state.

    With the election only one day away, His timing couldn’t have been better.

  88. 105

    groundhogday spews:

    Truthless at 99

    You ask – Why did you jackbooted thugs wait until 2 days before the election to challenge these voters? AND YOU ASK – Why did you only file challenges against voters in Democratic precincts?

    Where do you get your facts? Who challenged the voters 2 days before the election? I didn’t see any voters challenged 2 days before the election. Funny that the letters sent by KCRE were timed the way they were.

    What precincts are you talking about? Last time I checked – all of Seattle voted D. Give us all a break. The D talking points are getting tired.

    The only challenge here is for you fire up those few brain cells you have to actually reason and think. Don’t waste your energy on complex reasoning. Go back to your video games.

  89. 106

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In other news, Veep Dick Cheney attended a closed meeting of GOP senators on the Hill yesterday to plead with them to exempt the CIA from any legislative ban on the use of torture.

    According to news reports of leaked accounts of the proceedings, Cheney claimed the U.S. doesn’t torture detainees, but opposes the ban in case the president decides in the future that it’s necessary.

    Yeah, sure. Fucking liar.

    The Vice President wouldn’t make an unusual appearance at a closed-door Senate meeting to plead for authority to torture people if he didn’t think torture was an important tool in the administration’s “war on terror.” And if they think it’s important to torture people, then it’s not plausible that they’ve waited this long to do it, is it? I mean, here we are, 4 years into the “war on terror,” and these guys are figuring out just now, for the first time, that they want to torture people?

    Yeah, sure. Fucking liar.

    Cheney’s appearance before the GOP senators tells us something else, too. It tells us that what certainly looks like systematic torture of detainees in numerous U.S.-run detention facilities in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba, and other countries is not the actions of a few rogue soldiers.

    It’s policy. Fucking liars. What they’ve done is throw a few low-ranking G.I.’s into the stockade for … following orders.

  90. 107

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @100

    Make sure you document your challenges to a “due diligence” standard of care, Richard — or I may personally decide to file a disciplinary action against you with the WSBA. I will argue that carelessness in filing a challenge against another citizen’s right to vote is, under our state’s laws, tantamount to perjury. Attorneys are not permitted to commit perjury, because it reflects on your honesty and moral fitness to practice law.

  91. 108

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    PUBLIC NOTICE: You do not have to be an attorney to file a disciplinary action with the WSBA against a licensed attorney (not mentioning any names here). Anybody having knowledge of an attorney committing perjury or other acts that violate the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs) may file a complaint. For instructions, go to the WSBA website. Not mentioning any names here, just a heads-up for those of you interesting in preventing attorney perjury in our state.

  92. 109

    groundhogday spews:

    Schmuckface at 102

    You say – “The voter registrants did not make a mistake.” Dean Logan made a mistake and put those poor people through all that hassle because he can’t follow instructions.

    You say – “Mostly women who changed their names after marrying?” OooHHH! Women who changed their names at KCRE only to be have them mess up their records and be given TWO registrations. I read the story, did you? Taking too much time reading your D talking points to hear anything else!

    Your screed is for incompetence that heaps on all of us! HORSE’S ASS.

    Give everyone a break.

  93. 110

    Richard Pope spews:

    Wabbit @ 107

    But if you did that, your secret identity would be unmasked :)

    Anyway, the 7829 Center Blvd SE address is also a UPS store:

    The UPS Store # 4274
    7829 CENTER BLVD SE
    SNOQUALMIE, WA 98065 – USA
    Phone: (425)396-4478

    The UPS Store # 1289
    325 S WASHINGTON AVE
    KENT, WA 98032-5706 – USA
    Phone: (253)854-7377

    Will have to check these out personally, photograph them, and also see if anything is located at 325 Washington Ave NORTH. Otherwise, I might find out who Roger Rabbit really is when the “CONFIDENTIAL” envelope comes in the mail from the WSBA.

  94. 111

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    To my friends who are always RIGHT:
    The KingCo Circus all comes down to one key word that captures the essence of the LEFTIST PINHEADS:

    clown–(n)
    *** a rude ill-bred person
    ***a fool, jester or comedian in a play OR OTHER ENTERTAINMENT (elections are entertainment for these goofballs)
    ***a grotesquely dressed comedy performer in a circus.
    ***One who habitually plays the buffoon.

    The last definition applies perfectly to the buffoon, David CLOWNstein.
    The buffoons in the P-I picture, especially the one who hasn’t voted in 11 years!!! and the other CLOWN who isn’t even on the list!!! is hysterical!!
    They are CLOWNS who enjoy acting perpetually offended and being the center of attention. The African-American woman trying to play the race card isn’t even credited with voting for 11 FUCKING YEARS!!! What a great American she is.

    I believe the term LEFTIST PINHEAD is certainly appropo….
    However, the word that truly captures the essence of their foolishness is CLOWN!!

  95. 112

    For the Clueless spews:

    Knee-jerk fascist @ 109

    You say – “The voter registrants did not make a mistake.”

    No smartguy. YOU said that in 98. Whose brain synapses aren’t firing this morning?

    What precincts are you talking about? Last time I checked – all of Seattle voted D. Give us all a break. The D talking points are getting tired.

    Ahh. So I guess they’re not going to miss that 1060 votes that your hero Sotelo is trying to supress.

    be given TWO registrations.

    That automatically means they’re going to voice twice? Last time I looked voting double was against the law. Ok Mr. Brilliant how many double voters were prosecuted for 2004? How many double voters did Bridges count in the election contest decision?

    So you voted for Deborah Senn and I suppose you also voted for Christine Gregoire and then you regretted it so you joined the “Orange Revolution”. Yeah sure. I’ll buy that and I wonder if you have any swamp land to sell me?

    See you at the polls on Tuesday Genius. I’m planning to follow the law and vote once. Unlike some of your buddies at (un)SoundPolitics who said they’re going to wear a Ron Simms button and go precinct hopping. I’m sure voting for a liar that has a problem with women is going to make you feel real good about yourself.

  96. 113

    For the Clueless spews:

    None of these voters would be prevented from voting anyway, since the burden is on the challenger to prove their case and the challenged voter prevails by default. And some of this staged outrage was entirely unfounded.

    Sorry Richard. Not buying. People working two or more jobs in the Bush economy find it hard to find time to vote let alone challenge a fanatic at a hearing.

  97. 114

    Perdita Durango spews:

    Thanks for the info Mr. Rabbit. I will look into filing a disciplinary action against any unbalanced attorney that obsessively claims “personal knowledge, under penalty of perjury” about ANY person’s right to vote based on a spreadsheet found on a blog.

  98. 115

    horse whisperer spews:

    Caught top gopper thug Chris Vance on the tube last night admitting to just little OLE small mistake. Thought he looked especially bad and anyone that incompetent should at the minimum take the lead from Brownie and get to Nordsstroms fast!

  99. 116

    IDGAF spews:

    This just in …All 3 TV stations have teams of reporters and producers out working the many PO box locations where so may supposedly live. KING 5 has sent reporters back to the Watermark Apt’s to find the people identified by Sound Politics as being 1, a liar and the other the outraged individual whoi has voted since 1994 claiming she’s being disenfranchised. This is Gold’y worst nightmare. I Love it!

  100. 118

    groundhogday spews:

    knee jerk schmuck face at 109

    D o I n e e d t o g o a l i t t l e s l o w e r f o r y o u ???

    Sending two ballots to voters is wrong! Having sloppy voter rolls is wrong! Blaming the voter or Soleto for the mess made by Ron Sims and his “Hapless Hacks” at KCRE is wrong! Being on any other side of that argument regardless of your political orientation – IS WRONG!

    Get over yourself. You will not see me at the polls or anywhere near your neighborhood on voting day. We obviously live worlds apart.

  101. 120

    christmasghost spews:

    goldy……just how many “names” are you going to make up for yourself so you can do sim’s bidding, and make it look like “everyone-feels-this-way-so-you-should-too”?….hmmmmm?
    irons is a mother beater? WOW..that’s subtle. now what will happen if someone gets the goods on you that you are nothing more than a party shill……and your whole blog is sim’s mouthpiece?

  102. 121

    Irons is a mother beater spews:

    I’ve only recently discovered this blog due to the ensuing outrage surrounding the illegally challenged voters. Rest assured, I’m not the proprietor.

  103. 122

    Irons is a mother beater spews:

    I’m glad I found this blog though, and am hoping the lawsuits and criminal complaints for the multiple felonies committed by Lori Sotelo are documented here….

  104. 123

    christmasghost spews:

    Irons is a mother beater…oh sure. come on…it’s pathetically obvious that goldy has just run out of more clever names.
    for instance, roger rabbit……..who sounds almost exactly like goldy and unlike a real attorney, had no idea that you didn’t have to be an attorney to be a judge. that’s law 101 baby…….
    but good try.

  105. 124

    Irons is a mother beater spews:

    Will you sign a document that you have “personal knowlege, under penalty of perjury” to that effect? Are you an attorney? Did you take law 101?

  106. 125

    christmasghost spews:

    Irons is a mother beater……now, see, you show your hand.
    “law 101″ is a PHRASE…….. try to cling to minutae so you don’t have to actually answer……..the leftie’s numero uno rule.
    but you don’t have to be an attorney to be a judge and yes i would swear to that…..my god, school children know this fact.

  107. 126

    For the Clueless spews:

    Sotelo the lackey (a “true” Republican) is going to get fined or imprisoned for perjury! Republicans aren’t going to be trusted with the KCE office for a generation.

    ID(IOT)GAF’s worst nightmare. I love it!

  108. 127

    For the Clueless spews:

    Knee Jerk Genius @ 117

    Sorry KCREALS doesn’t match your idea of perfection, putz. Guess what neither does hardly any other elections office in this State as we saw during the election contest. In 2004, 1678 votes were determined illegal out of over 2.8 million cast but smartguy can’t be satisfied unless the number is zero. And were those 1678 all from King County? Not by a long shot.

    You obviously have a skewed vision of right and wrong. Unless the paperwork is 100 percent correct to your liking, the books are balanced and the candidate with the letter “R” next to him is in office – there’s just no satifaction for you..

    I take that back. The paperwork and the balancing act can slide as long as the “R” man get in.

  109. 128

    Irons is a mother beater spews:

    She will be a convicted FELON so she will have to jump through hoops to restore her voting rights.

  110. 129

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    This African American woman in the P-I picture, Demene Hall, is also a CLOWN!!! CLOWNS know no color or race!!
    She registered to vote 11 years ago AND SHE HASN’T VOTED SINCE!!!! Yet she whines about the GOP and plays the race card????!!
    Hall is a CLOWN!!!!!!!!!
    She disenfranchised herself.
    I believe the rule is that if you miss 2 consecutive Presidential Elections (which for CLOWNstress Hall would be 1996 & 2000….oh and 2004 too!!) your registration is removed.
    Let’s see Logan explain why CLOWN Hall is still on the active voter registration list!!!!!!!!

  111. 130

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    The KingCo Circus all comes down to one key word that captures the essence of the LEFTIST PINHEADS:

    clown–(n)
    *** a rude ill-bred person
    ***a fool, jester or comedian in a play OR OTHER ENTERTAINMENT (elections are entertainment for these goofballs)
    ***a grotesquely dressed comedy performer in a circus.
    ***One who habitually plays the buffoon.

    The last definition applies perfectly to the buffoon, David CLOWNstein.
    The buffoons in this picture, especially the one who hasn’t voted in 10 years!!! and the other CLOWN who isn’t even on the list!!!
    They are CLOWNS who enjoy acting perpetually offended and being the center of attention.

    I believe the term LEFTIST PINHEAD is certainly appropo….
    However, the word that truly captures the essence of their foolishness is CLOWN!!

  112. 131

    thehim spews:

    I believe the rule is that if you miss 2 consecutive Presidential Elections (which for CLOWNstress Hall would be 1996 & 2000….oh and 2004 too!!) your registration is removed.

    Uh, no.

    You will only be removed from the registration files if you fill out a cancellation card or register to vote in another county or state.

    Here’s another definition for CLOWN

    – CLOWN (n) syn: Mr. Cynical – Someone who makes up shit for no reason.

  113. 132

    ArtFart spews:

    What I’m wondering about at this point is this: How many local Republican organizations are test-driving this same tactic elsewhere in the country? If so, how many of those involved attended the same Rove “briefing” or other similar to it?

    Notwithstanding the “sturm und drang” connected with some local contests here and elsewhere, this is all just a dress rehearsal for next year.

  114. 133

    Thomas Trainwinder spews:

    Stefan doth protest too much.

    Careful Sharkman—your lack of regard for the truth is only matched by your dogged determination to convince folks that faleshoods are truths! Shame on you.

  115. 134

    Thomas Trainwinder spews:

    The Right Wing is taking so much liberty with the truth these days…don’t they see that Bush/Rove/Libby/Cheney/Frist/Delay have all fallen down taking that approach?

    Why would Stefan think it would work here. Their leaders — the ones determined to put *character and integrity* back in the white house have done the exact opposite.

    Stefan…your head can’t go much further in the sand, can it?

  116. 135

    Aexia spews:

    Let’s see Logan explain why CLOWN Hall is still on the active voter registration list!!!!!!!!

    It’s funny you should bring up the active voter registration list because more than a quarter of the people the Republicans are challenging are not on it.

  117. 136

    JP Patches spews:

    sickmassgoat @ 124, In all of your ‘holier than though’ bull shit that you post, did it ever ocur to you to CAPITALIZE the name of your GOD? That’s just what I thought, other ‘Christian’ only when it is to YOUR benefit. what a schmuck

  118. 137

    groundhogday spews:

    knee jerk schmuck face at 126

    Do you read what you post before you post it? Maybe you should.

    If KCRE wanted to clean the voter rolls they could. They don’t. Legal voters get hosed by sloppy management of KCRE. That’s WRONG! Is that too simple for you?

    I wonder how much it costs to send out 10,000 duplicate ballots? Probably a lot more than it would have cost to do the job right the first time. Think about how many salmon condos or spotted owl houses you could buy with that money.

    Your apologies for Ron Sims, et al, are solid entertainment. Keep up the good work.

    Do you hang out with Christian Sinderman, too?

  119. 138

    Perdita Durango spews:

    Aexia,

    Geez, they’re not on the Active Voter list, and Lori “Fibby” Sotelo is out challenging them? It does sound like criminal charges should be filed!

  120. 139

    John spews:

    thehim… wrong… I missed two years of voting in the early 90’s and then went to vote in a Presidential Election and was told by the poll workers I couldn’t vote. I had to go activate my registration and then vote in the next election after that. I could have voted if I had checked in before the registration deadline.

    I was fine with that process. Provisional balloting sucks.

  121. 140

    christmasghost spews:

    JP Patches @135……..honey….i don’t capitalize anything unless i want to make a point. and i hate to hurt your little AH-HA moment here…but i’m not a christian.you should have been paying attention, it’s not a mystery. ooohhh….you really thought you had something there didn’t you?
    and holier than thou? oh that’s rich. what you really mean is that i present really good arguements and rebuttals to your crap and you can’t come up with anything better than what you just did.or childish name calling……..
    does that clear anything up for you?

  122. 141

    Mark spews:

    Roger @ 107: “Attorneys are not permitted to commit perjury, because it reflects on your honesty and moral fitness to practice law.”

    So how did you remain a member? Or is that why you’re not longer practicing?

  123. 142

    Mark spews:

    ATJ @ 86

    I don’t believe you to be THAT naive about politics. Is there a CHANCE that they maybe shook hands with Rove and/or Card? Sure. What do you think the chances are that a couple of local yokels got some sort of a private strategy session with two of the top advisors to the Leader of the Free World? Ummmmm…. We’re likely talking fractions of one percent. The far more likely scenario was that their friend quietly led them into the back of the room during a larger briefing so that they could say they were there. Note that the briefing wasn’t at the White House. If it was just the four or five of them, why would they go somewhere completely different?

    Now, if Rove and/or Card had come to Seattle — or, especially, Mercer Island — for a fundraiser or whatnot, I would be far more inclined to believe that they chatted for a bit.

    The gal BLEW IT with how she researched and filed the challenges. But to try and tie Rove into this is just weak.

  124. 143

    spews:

    Well well well. Look at all these donks crying bloody murder at the GOP telling the truth about the KCRE. What if this was enough to put Irons back on top. I will be the first one gloating on Wednesday!!!

  125. 144

    bj spews:

    Hey, trolls —

    Have you considered that Goldy’s posting of this item about Sotelo meeting Rove and Card might have been meant to be amusing, not got-the-goods-on-you serious? But, on the other hand, I’ve always thought that most of my Republican friends tend to have been shortchanged in subtlety…

  126. 145

    Another TJ spews:

    Is there a CHANCE that they maybe shook hands with Rove and/or Card? Sure. What do you think the chances are that a couple of local yokels got some sort of a private strategy session with two of the top advisors to the Leader of the Free World? Ummmmm…. We’re likely talking fractions of one percent. The far more likely scenario was that their friend quietly led them into the back of the room during a larger briefing so that they could say they were there. Note that the briefing wasn’t at the White House. If it was just the four or five of them, why would they go somewhere completely different?

    Who said they met privately? Why would Rove and Card meet with just a couple of people at a time? We’re seeing the same types of activities Sotelo tried here all over the country. It seems quite likely that it was a meeting in which “local yokels” from various places got some tips from the top dogs. It’s a very common occurance in national politics, especially in anticipation of a tough reelection campaign.

    Is it the only possibility? Of course not. But you’re trying desparately to spin it by divorcing this meeting from its context, and that’s naive.

  127. 146

    Mark spews:

    ATJ @ 146

    Fair enough. We actually don’t disagree too much on this. more a matter of which side of the equation we err on. I can see the possibility of it being some sort of group briefing with Rove and Card there for “wow factor,” etc.

    But getting back to the original reason I posted: Goldy’s closing comment was, “Regardless, there can now be no question that Rove is a man who Sotelo knows, admires…” He also speculated about “if not [Rove’s] actual fingerprints.”

    There is no proof that Sotelo knows or admires Rove. There is no proof that he was involved. The most you have is an “ain’t it curious that she was once in a briefing room with Rove.”

    I know you guys see diabolical plots (or Vast Right Wing Conspiracies) at every turn. Personally, I see this as being more of a shoddy job — something one might expect from government workers.

    I’ll say it again… Flagging some of the bad addresses is a quick, easy and inexpensive process. There is NO excuse for KingCo not doing it and there is NO excuse for KCGOP doing it right, either.

  128. 147

    Mark spews:

    ATJ @ 146

    Wrote a reply, but it is in FilterHell. Suffice it to say that we agree more than we disagree. It seems more a matter of which side of the equation we err on.

  129. 148

    Puddybud spews:

    Truth or it Lies Teller @46: Let’s clear the air. Florida 2000. What happened there. 2 out of 4 recounts go to Gore. Two out of four recounts go to Bush. Al Gore calls for four counties who are donkocrat for recount. Florida Supremes uphold against Repubs saying this is legit. US Supremes say no you can’t recount just four counties. Election over. Al Gore says he should have asked for all 67 counties being recounted. He admits he goofed. Also Lies Teller, why didn’t Gorbasm win his own FUCKING STATE YOU MORON (apologies to dj for going dj there!) Tennessee went Republican not donkocratic for Gore. I guess they knew something about Al Gore the blue states are still trying to determine in late 2005?

  130. 149

    Puddybud spews:

    The use of the word Nigger is repugnant. But I know why Mark used it. He was making hyperbole on what Goldy uses as his filter and what words are filtered.

  131. 150

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Reply to 148

    Yep, Tennessee voters were pretty smart, weren’t they. They gave us:

    1. Terror warnings ignored; 2,800+ dead
    2. U.S. goes to war against Iraq based on false intel; 2,032 American soldiers dead
    3. Record deficits
    4. Record number of Americans without health insurance
    5. Millions more Americans in poverty
    6. Millions of U.S. jobs shipped to foreign countries
    7. Unprecedented corporate corruption
    8. Skyrocketing fuel and housing prices
    9. Vice President’s chief of staff indicted; House Majority Leader indicted; Senate Majority leader under investigation; president’s chief political adviser under investigation

    Yep, Tennesseans should be real proud of themselves.
    3.

  132. 151

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Puddy = apologist for war, torture, treason, corruption, perjury and obstruction, and lying

  133. 152

    Puddybud spews:

    Damn for a bunny, Rupert Wabbet likes to fuck armadillos. Go for it Wabbet.

    BTW Wabbet, since you said in another thread wabbets don’t marry, WTF is Mrs Wabbet? Your right hand maybe?

  134. 153

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @112

    I say we give Steve Lacey, Teresa Selfe, Nick Fox, Jennifer Saulmann, Demene Hall, Brian Tesek and Margaret Bauer 10 minutes alone with Stefan Sharkansky. Let’s take a vote.

  135. 154

    Donnageddon spews:

    Racist enabler PuddyBud said “The use of the word Nigger is repugnant. But I know why Mark used it. He was making hyperbole on what Goldy uses as his filter and what words are filtered.”

    PacMan… your comment?

  136. 155

    Puddybud spews:

    I am Proud to be ProudASS’s friend. R U? When the lefties go gutteral, we whip out the links. Since GBS hates many links I guess Post#67 must drive him crazy! I had to fly this weekend ProudAss, so I am glad you found the Scary/Deadwards playbook

  137. 156

    Donnageddon spews:

    PuddyBud you are a lying hypocrit! Jesus weeps when you pray to him.

    God denies your hateful, lying existance. You are dead to Him.

    Lying ass.

  138. 157

    Puddybud spews:

    #57 John McDonald: They only have evil on their side. Dj, et. al. think Goldy is a genius. I rest my case!

  139. 158

    Donnageddon spews:

    Goldy is NOT a genius, as far as I know.

    But PuddyBud is a servant of Satan.. that is clearly evident.

  140. 159

    Puddybud spews:

    ChristmasGhost: Above Rubert CLOWN Wabbet wrote as Turth Teller he was a wabbet. He is already busted above. What’s said is Goldy allows many lefties to implement name multiplicity without chastisement from the proprietor!

  141. 160

    Puddybud spews:

    StuckonStupiddon from Baring: Good to see you the resident CLOWN Athiest of Clown’s PorkASS. Now go back to bed athiest. Remember Jesus is hurt that you rejected the Giver of Life!

  142. 161

    Donnageddon spews:

    Jesus cries when you vote for the Repblican killers, PuddyBud. You know it is true.

    But you deny it.

    Shame.

  143. 164

    Donnageddon spews:

    PuddyBud, I am no “membling” anything. And I have no idea what your satinist racist ass is talking about “baring”.

    Is “baring” a racist-satanist code word for Jesus-follower?

    I plead guilty!

  144. 165

    Puddybud spews:

    Stuckonstupiddon. You said you live in east King County. Well Baring is in east King County. Membling should be mumbling. Now you are a Jesus follower? Congratulations. You renounce athiesm?

  145. 166

    Richard Pope spews:

    Wabbit @ 154

    “I say we give Steve Lacey, Teresa Selfe, Nick Fox, Jennifer Saulmann, Demene Hall, Brian Tesek and Margaret Bauer 10 minutes alone with Stefan Sharkansky. Let’s take a vote.”

    Hmm. “Jennifer Saulmann” simply doesn’t exist. There is NOBODY in King County registered to vote with the last name of “Saulmann” or even “Saulman”. Nor did any of the challenged voters at 320 Cedar Street have the first name of “Jennifer”.

    As for Demene Hall, the Seattle P-I quoted her as saying that she was “too African American” not to be a regular voter. However, King County election records show that Ms. Hall registered to vote in 1994 — and has NEVER VOTED IN ANY ELECTION in the 11 years since registering.

    Congratulations are in order to Sharkansky for exposing the misrepresentations about the supposedly outraged “voters” at 320 Cedar Street who were challenged.

    http://www.soundpolitics.com/archives/005280.html

  146. 167

    christmasghost spews:

    whew don @165……..so you are the resident religious fanatic on goldy’s blog? a token member perhaps?
    ****Is “baring” a racist-satanist code word for Jesus-follower?

    I plead guilty!

    Comment by Donnageddon— 11/7/05 @ 12:40 am*****
    nutty…beyond nutty………

  147. 168

    Donnageddon spews:

    PuddyBud “Stuckonstupiddon. You said you live in east King County. Well Baring is in east King County.”

    So everyone in east King County lives in Baring? That is typical of the kind of logic you always use, PuddyBud. Completely pathetic and irrational.

    “Now you are a Jesus follower? Congratulations. You renounce athiesm?”

    No, PuddyBud, I still do not believe in mythology. But one does not need to believe in Mythology to admire the teachings of a man. But you and your lack of rationality would not understand that. You are pathetic and sad.

    Jesus weeps when he sees you claim to be a christian.

    xmasG “whew don @165……..so you are the resident religious fanatic on goldy’s blog? a token member perhaps?”

    No, as stated above and repeatedly befor3e, I am an athiest.

  148. 169

    christmasghost spews:

    don………really? then how would you know what jesus is doing/feeling? he doesn’t exist to you after all.
    you can’t even be honest when you are chastising someone…..what a hoot!

  149. 170

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Donnastuckinhell sez–
    “No, as stated above and repeatedly before, I am an athiest.”
    It explains your arrogance and deep-seated anger.
    You have no sense of humor.
    WHY???
    Because you believe this world is all there is!
    Good luck with that….and have your blood pressure checked hourly!

  150. 171

    Donnageddon spews:

    xmasG @ 170 Being an atheist has nothing to do with NOT believing in the man Jesus.

    Are you really that stupid?

    Mr. Irrelevent @ 171 “It explains your arrogance and deep-seated anger.
    You have no sense of humor.”

    LOL, yes, you know me not. And I assure you, you will be dead and forgotten long before me, old man.