I’m here

Yeah, well, I haven’t been posting all that much recently, have I? Between a near nine-day stretch of broadcasting, the holidays and a stamina sapping cold, I’ve had neither the time, the enthusiasm nor the energy to give HA the attention it demands. Um… sorry.

Anyway, the fill-in gig for Dave Ross is over (oh man did it feel good to sleep in this morning,) the holidays are winding down, and the cold… well, that damned cold has to loosen its grip sometime, so consider me back, if not actually recharged. Besides, it’s not like I write because I really want to write, or even enjoy it. It’s because I have no choice. That’s the nature of being a writer.

Josh and Erica from The Stranger join me tonight at 7PM for a year-in-review recap of local politics, and a look ahead to 2008. Then at 8PM, local comedian Kermet Apio will be in the studio, making me look very unfunny by comparison.


  1. 1

    YIKES spews:

    Have you been taking your Echinecea, Zinc & CoQ-10??
    Very important to keep your immunity system functioning.
    Drink lots of purified water and take some Potassium too.
    Lack of energy often cause by dehydration.
    Happy New Year–Get well soon.

    Compassionate Conservative who apprecates Goldy–

  2. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hot Enough For Ya?

    Hey global warming deniers!

    “U.S. weather stations broke or tied 263 all-time high temperature records, according to an Associated Press analysis of U.S. weather data. England had the warmest April in 348 years of record-keeping there, shattering the record set in 1865 by more than 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit.”


    But if it’s still not hot enough to convince ya, don’t worry, it’s gonna be a lot hotter where you’re going!!!

  3. 4



    Lime sherbet, orange juice, and copious amounts of chicken soup, which, on that score, Goldy’s mother was absolutely correct.

    And sleep…

    The Piper

  4. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Between a near nine-day stretch of broadcasting, the holidays and a stamina sapping cold, I’ve had neither the time, the enthusiasm nor the energy to give HA the attention it demands. Um… sorry.”

    Never apologize for being successful, Goldy! The fact you’re a rising media star must stick in the wingies’ craw something fierce … and, you have a radio show and Stefan doesn’t, neener neener BRAAAAACCCCKKKKK!!! (visualize
    pink rabbit tongue protruding from furry face beneath black nobby nose)

  5. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    So-Called ‘Fair Tax’ As Half-Baked As Huckabee

    The (un)Fair Tax is rapidly becoming the centerpiece of half-baked candidate Mike Huckabee’s half-baked presidential campaign.

    Huckabee is the guy who pressured the Arkansas parole board to release a rapist from prison, then lied about his role in the affair after his pet inmate murdered two women. And — he’s also the guy who fired the state police chief for refusing to participate in a cover-up of felony animal abuse by Huckabee’s psycho kid.

    But I digress … if you like sales taxes you’ll LOVE Huckabee’s tax scheme:

    “WASHINGTON — To former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, supporting a national retail-sales tax is more than a policy proposal. It … [is] filling rallies and events with fervent supporters ….

    “There’s one problem: A national sales tax won’t work, … according to tax experts and economists of all political stripes. Even President Bush’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform … concluded … [it] would shift the tax burden from the rich to the poor [and] create the largest entitlement program in history ….

    Under the proposal, known to supporters as the FairTax, the Internal Revenue Service and the entire income- and payroll-tax system would be abolished. … FairTax advocates say a 23 percent tax rate would maintain the same amount of money flowing into the Treasury, though that number is debatable. An item priced at $1 would cost consumers 30 percent more, or $1.30.

    “FairTax advocates say that amounts to a 23 percent rate, because 30 cents is 23 percent of the product’s after-tax cost of $1.30.

    “To offset the burden on the poor, the FairTax system would send monthly checks to everyone in the United States, compensating for taxes paid up to the poverty level …. The president’s tax-overhaul panel … said such a program would … [make] ‘most American families dependent on monthly checks from the government for a substantial portion of their income.’

    “But the biggest criticism is that the tax cannot be administered. Many economists said a black market would develop overnight, especially in the service sector. … [C]onservative economist Bruce Bartlett wrote this week in the publication Tax Notes[,] ‘Because … the IRS would have been abolished … massive evasion is inevitable.’

    “At the same time, federal spending would shoot up because the government would have to pay sales taxes on purchases. To compensate, the sales-tax rate would have to rise to more than 40 percent for the government to take in as much as it does now, said William Gale, a tax economist at the Brookings Institution. State and local governments, facing a new burden on purchases, also would have to increase taxes to maintain current levels.

    “To Huckabee, there seems to be no downside to a national sales tax. … ‘Am I running for president to shut down the federal government? Not exactly,’ Huckabee says on his Web site. ‘But I am running to completely eliminate all federal income and payroll taxes. And I do mean all — personal federal, corporate federal, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, self-employment. … Instead we will have the FairTax, a simple tax based on wealth.’

    “Besides Huckabee, Republicans Ron Paul, Alan Keyes and Duncan Hunter … support the national retail-sales tax.

    “In Tax Notes, Bartlett spent 15 pages attacking the proposal and its advocates, whom he accuses of being ignorant or dishonest. Alvin Rabushka, the father of the flat tax and a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said anyone claiming to be an independent businessman or contractor would label every purchase as a wholesale transaction or business necessity, because business-to-business purchases would not be subject to the tax.”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....tax29.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: The big story here is not the details of Huckabee’s tax platform, but rather Huckabee’s childish naivete and incredibly bad judgment, which he has repeatedly demonstrated on previous occasions. This guy isn’t ready to be president of a soccer club, let alone the United States.

  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s what you would get under the crazy tax proposal embraced by no less than FOUR Republican presidential candidates:

    A 40% federal sales tax
    Higher state and local taxes
    A gigantic new federal entitlement program
    Nearly universal dependency on government checks to make ends meet
    Massive tax evasion = gross unfairness
    A huge redistribution of tax burdens from rich to poor and middle class
    Reduced federal revenues and slashed spending on social programs

    In particular, small business owners would pay virtually no taxes, with the burden falling entirely on wage earners — in short, the realization of the Wingnut Party’s dream of a tax system under which only workers pay taxes and the wealthy and those who own businesses pay virtually nothing.

    Why on the Great Mother Rabbit Spirit’s green earth would any sensible, fair-minded, honest person who cares a whit about ordinary Americans give the time of day to such a crackpot scheme — or to a crackpot candidate espousing it?

    And that’s exactly what Mike Huckabee is — a crackpot. In addition to be a liar, a bully, and an idiot.

    GMRS, please please please let him win the GOP nomination for president! That would bring about the final, irreversible, total, and permanent destruction of the Republican Party, which clearly has outlived any usefulness it may have ever had, and needs to be gone.

    Like hand-cranked washing machines and vacuum tubes, the GOP has become a useless artifact of the past, whose only remaining utility is as a museum exhibit.

  7. 8

    Tlazolteotl spews:

    Goldy, you got that damned cold too? It’s been fairly kicking my ass since Wednesday morning. It’s like a head cold times two. Twice the sore throat, for twice as long, and now twice the congestion and sinus pain….oh, and the worst part is how my eyes keep watering. At least I was somewhat able to get some sleep last night. We’ll see about tonight, because now the cough has started!

    Sorry for too much information, folks, but you know how we old people love to complain about our aches and pains!

  8. 9

    ArtFart spews:

    “Like hand-cranked washing machines and vacuum tubes”

    What’ll you folks bet Huckabee uses something like a Mesa Boogie for an amp?

  9. 10

    correctnotright spews:

    Ya know – Piper is really a sweetheart sometimes. Even if I disagree some with your politics – you are a very nice person.

    Goldy: Get better soon. Some of these colds just take 10 days or so to get over. Get plenty of rest, fluids and ….
    ah, hmmmm.

    Well, that always worked for me. However, it has been a long time since I have had a serious illness (over 13 years with no sick days).

    Happy new Year, in health, to all – Puddy too.

  10. 11

    ArtFart spews:

    I’ve been under the weather with a cold that progressed all the way to bronchitis since around the first of the month. I’m feeling a lot better now, but my voice sounds like a pretty good impersonation of Red Green (normally I sing tenor!) and I still have a hacking cough that they tell me I should expect to continue for several more weeks.

    S’weeny how….I think I know how you feel, Goldy. Just stay warm and drink lots and lots and LOTS of fluids.

  11. 12

    Josh & Erica spews:

    Gee we hope Goldy doesn’t ask us on his show tonight about how we endorsed Joe Szwaja in the city council primary for Jean Godden’s seat this year and then switched our endorsement to Jean Godden for the election even though nothing about their experience or stands on issues had changed. If it was any other news publication that did that they would be accused of lacking integrity. But we are The Sranger!! Rules of journalistic integrity, consistency, ethics and morality don’t apply to us. We hope that Goldy never realizes his star is tarnished by associating with us. Otherwise we can’t go on his radio show and promote our brand.

  12. 13

    michael spews:


    Huckabee has six or seven screws loose and he was the governor of Mayberry, but I still kinda like the guy. Not that I’d ever want to see him elected to anything anywhere. But, he’s likable.

  13. 15

    correctnotright spews:

    Josh and Erica:
    Gee – I woulnd’t worry to much about your conscience – plenty of people change their vote or endorsement from the primary to the general election. Was that supposed to0 be some kind of problem (sic).

    On the other hand – anyone still carting around a Bush/Cheney sticker or a W in 04 bumpersticker on their car ought to have their head examined. Buyers remorse is nothing next to the rank incompetence and corruption shown by these clowns.

    If you voted for W – you ought to be holding your head down in shame at your lack of foresight. The poor sap lost every debate – but according to the media he exceeded expectations – so he won. Sounds like the “new” math to me.

  14. 16

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    Roger Rabbit says:

    Here’s what you would get under the crazy tax proposal embraced by no less than FOUR Republican presidential candidates:

    A 40% federal sales tax–This is pure Bullshit. No need to answer this.

    Higher state and local taxes- Which they should. Federal taxes are too high. Let the states fend for themselves.

    A gigantic new federal entitlement program- Yeah, lefty IRS agents on wellfare. hehheheheehe

    Nearly universal dependency on government checks to make ends meet- What the fuck does this mean????

    Massive tax evasion = gross unfairness- Why would a lefty care about this. They obviously dont care about voter fraud, who cares what they think about tax evasion.

    A huge redistribution of tax burdens from rich to poor and middle class- I thought you lefties said rich people dont pay taxes???? WTF

    Reduced federal revenues and slashed spending on social programs- Lib speak for lower taxes.

  15. 17

    YLB spews:

    DOOFUS the shit-eater @ 16

    So you’re for Huckabee! Too bad the rest of the greedheads in your corrupt party are in no way going to allow this guy to win.

    Funny. I used to see you as a mix of Rapturehead and Greedhead. Ahhh – I still see you that way!!!! Nevermind…


  16. 18

    YLB spews:

    So Doofus what do think of that fat, cigar-sucking gasbag on the radio dissing Mike as the “huckster”?

    A friend of Mike’s said that limp sex tourist “can’t think for himself”! LMAO!!!

    He could have said the same of you!

  17. 19

    YLB spews:

    They obviously dont care about voter fraud

    Everybody I know, myself included, is very concerned about Republican efforts to steal elections with massive vote suppression and demonstrated undetectable fraud with voting machines.

    We’re not going to let you guys get away with it next Nov.

  18. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 Immune system is what you take pills for. Immunity is what special prosecutors give you in exchange for testimony.

  19. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @16 “A 40% federal sales tax–This is pure Bullshit. No need to answer this.”

    Actually, it’s not. If you read the fucking article, what it said was, since the federal government would pay sales tax too, it would take a 40% sales tax to maintain existing federal programs.

    This comes from economists who know what they’re talking about, as opposed to an idiot peeling dandruff flakes off his shirt (i.e., you).

  20. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Personal Announcement

    Our baby rabbit became engaged this evening — with a diamond ring and everything! I’m gonna have rabbit-in-laws!

  21. 26

    FricknFrack spews:

    On a solemn note, Folks, have you gotten one of these Pneumonia Shots yet? I believe you only need once in a lifetime and don’t have to wait until you’re old. Got mine at age 50, at the grocery/pharm table when I got a flu shot. I used to get bad colds that turned into pneumonia frequently, but haven’t had a single bout since getting the shot.

    We just got the news that a former coworker died suddenly. Perfectly healthy guy, he was admitted just before Christmas with some kind of pneumonia that was reportedly destroying his lungs rapidly. Only 65 and didn’t even get to enjoy a full year of retirement. Sad, he was a nice guy too.

  22. 27

    FricknFrack spews:

    Hey RR, is it going to be an outside the burrow wedding – at Greenlake? What a hoot to think of the rabbit wearing the ‘monkey suit’ tux, with a cute cotton tail sticking out from under the tails.

  23. 29

    The Guy Without A Car spews:


    Congrats, Fuzzy. It’s always nice when someone decides to marry within their species.

  24. 30

    erf;qwel,f', spews:

    by Goldy, 12/29/2007, 11:03 AM: Besides, it’s not like I write because I really want to write, or even enjoy it. It’s because I have no choice.

    Enough to make Monica AND darcy GAG

  25. 31

    LadyJane spews:


    Chicken soup is the cure for the cold. But you have to use a Kosher chicken.I swear it will cure you in a day.

    Love your show been listening for a year now. Thank you.


  26. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @25 There’s two lawyers in that family, so they should be okay. (Yes, I know there are Republican lawyers; but fewer and fewer of them, as the list of constitutional violations by the GOPers grows ever longer. If there’s one thing lawyers can’t stand it’s disrespect for the Constitution.)

  27. 34



    Aren’t there laws against humans marrying animals?

    Sons-in-law are species of humanity to be carefully watched and never fully trusted. No dad ever considers one worthy of his daughter.

    The Piper

  28. 35



    Oh…and before you get stuck paying for a big wedding, head them off at the pass by offerring to pay for an extension ladder and a suitcase, then give them a AAA trip-tik with the best route to Vegas.

    My oldest daughter was married in a Mexican ceremony in North Carolina almost three years ago, which was great…the church, as is the Mexican custom, paid for everything!


    A pipe and pinata…only in America!

    The Piper

  29. 37

    Puddles the Pooper spews:

    Here ya go Puddy Pud. As an enabler and supporter of President Bush’s war crimes you can read this article and decide for yourself whether your President tortures.

    Tapes by C.I.A. Lived and Died to Save Image

    “Mr. Gannon said he thought the tapes became such an issue because they would have settled the legal debate over the harsh methods.

    “To a spectator it would look like torture,” he said. “And torture is wrong.””

  30. 38

    cmiklich spews:

    Re: Rabbit. Have you no life?

    50% of Gov’t run Weather Stations are out of compliance with their own requirements. Especially the REQUIREMENT for eliminating influence by heat-causing sources, like placement next to HVAC units, engines of all types, radiant heat sources, ad infinitum…

    The idea that man is significantly warming the planet is the result of centuries of self-idolatry: Man as god. What vanity, what evil pride to believe that man is more powerful than God himself.

    BTW, gotta love YLB’s “demonstrated undetectable fraud”. Now, there’s a liberal oxymoron.

  31. 39



    You priced weddings lately? I have another daughter, so anytime I can get a bargain, I’m down for it!

    Just how many weddings have you paid for???

    It’s not cheap…it’s CONSERVATIVE!

    Besides…the Mexican wedding was cool! They do a thing with a double loop lasso that’s pretty significant and symbolic. Even in a tiny Iglesia in Greensboro, NC among very poor Latinos, there was richness and joy!

    And my baby looked wonderful! And I got to play my pipe!

    The Piper

  32. 40

    Puddles the Pooper spews:

    More on Bush’s use of Torture, “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Or “harsh interrogation methods” if you prefer. Ahhh, aren’t these great days for Christian Republican values? The world clamors for our values. (PS-I’m not the Rabbit-do I write like a lawyer?)

    The documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side,” directed by Alex Gibney, looks into the Bush administration’s interrogation policies in the post-9/11 world.


  33. 41

    Puddles the Pooper spews:


    Torture is Wrong, Illegal and Un-American

    For sixty years, the United States has led the fight against torture around the world. The U.S. not only signed but helped to draft the international treaties and laws that banned torture after the atrocities of WWII. The U.S. spoke out against inhumane treatment of prisoners and offered refuge to victims of atrocities perpetrated by other governments. Now, betraying a long, proud tradition of humane detention and interrogation practices, the U.S. is using torture.http://www.aclu.org/safefree/t.....71108.html

  34. 43

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    BTW, gotta love YLB’s “demonstrated undetectable fraud”. Now, there’s a liberal oxymoron.

    Hehehehehehe You got my vote. hehehehehe

  35. 46

    Puddles the Pooper spews:

    Bush’s stubborness explained by brain tests on rats:

    The Hangover That Lasts:

    “…bad news for recovering binge-drinkers who have achieved a sobriety that has lasted years. The more we have binged — and the younger we have started to binge — the more we experience significant, though often subtle, effects on the brain and cognition.”…

    “Even after longstanding sobriety this inflammatory response translates into a tendency to stay the course, a diminished capacity for relearning and maladaptive decision-making.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12 /29/opinion/29steinberg.html? ref=opinion

  36. 47

    Puddles the Pooper spews:

    Attention PuddyPud! Attention PuddyPud!Are you a real man PuddyPud? I mean are you a REAL Republican man PuddyPud? Then tell us PuddyPud-Do you Puddy support the use of torture? Do you PuddyPud believe that your president is telling the truth when he says “we do not torture.? or Do you PuddyPud as an enabler and supporter of the born again George W. Bush and the Republican party feel any personal responsibility for the war crimes committed by them?

  37. 48

    Puddles the Pooper spews:

    Vermont town seeks Bush, Cheney arrests

    Town in Liberal Vermont Considers Measure to Have Bush, Cheney Arrested for War Crimes

    President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.

    A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put an item on a town meeting agenda in March that would make Bush and Vice President Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they visit the southeastern Vermont community.

    “This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they’re supposed to do,” said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive.

    As president, Bush has visited every state except Vermont.

    AP News

    Dec 28, 2007 16:54 EST

    http://www.rawstory.com/news/m ochila/Vermont_town_seeks_Bush _Cheney_arre_12282007.html

  38. 49

    Puddles the Pooper spews:

    My work as Puddles the Pooper is done. Puddy the Pud has been revealed to be a conservative in name only-for he supports and enables a war criminal-George W. Bush as he lies and tortures and kills around the world. Hardly a conservative value, even in these screwed up times. Puddy the Pud has been rendered so confused and out of sorts he forgot that he was black, or, at least, that he said he was black. Next week I will return in another guise to take on the clueless Bush lover “The Piper” and rip his verbose Republican hypocritical ass to shreds.

  39. 50

    GS spews:

    Put this in your next show, I’d love to see you defend this BS. Patty and Norm (can’t give enough earmarks out) will be eating crow when they read this one!

    Anyone have a $10,000 or $20,000 campaign contribution you’d like to trade for 20 Million in return?

    We’ll be watching our inboxes


    What a crock of earmark to Democrats Crap this boondoggle is!

  40. 51

    YIKES spews:

    Roger Rabbit @ 22 says:
    Personal Announcement
    “Our baby rabbit became engaged this evening — with a diamond ring and everything! I’m gonna have rabbit-in-laws!”

    Has her fiancee met you???
    Does he know the kind of stuff you spew??
    I doubt it.
    Run Future Rabbit-in-law Run!

  41. 52

    YIKES spews:

    Now Roger Rabbit===Puddles the Pooper
    Talk about an identity crisis.
    You have one guy making 75% of the posts on this blog.
    But it’s still recreational….and somewhat informative thanks to Piper.

  42. 53

    Mark1 spews:


    Roger Rodent has nothing to do all day, every day, except post on here, and go pick up his gov’t cheese checks, food stamps, and med. coupons. Try not to let a guy that doesn’t work or contribute to society get under your skin. I agree he has obsessive compulsive disorder though; as his excessive posts usually amount to nothing factual, but rather delusional drivel and fairy-tale hallucenations.

  43. 54

    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer (TM)@3: Funny we all thought you and Clueless Gooberfool would be manning the gates along with him.

    But Clueless Gooberfool, being the most “demonstrated undetectable fraud” here on HorsesASSHoles, he’ll be fully occupied in the “warm” place.

  44. 55

    Puddybud spews:

    YIKES – Piss Puddle and Rabbit Poop Pile will be back. But you see Piss Puddle and Rabbit Poop Pile also used PudWax once like Irv Kupcinet and it’s always Helpless Loosie’s (TM) favorite name for me, so I vote Piss Puddle and Rabbit Poop Pile is Helpless Loosie (TM). That’s my final answer.

  45. 57

    YLB spews:

    56 – Stupes, folks who really care about their kid’s future take good care of themselves.

    People like you stuff their heads with more and more whacked out right wing lies especially when the old lies are exposed and discredited.

    That old right wing whiskey ain’t working no more.

  46. 59

    YLB spews:

    Poor hapless Condi, flailing and failing.


    “They’re trying to rush everything. This is a disaster,” says Marvin Weinbaum, a former State Depratment official and current scholar at the Middle East Institute. “This is now our new game plan: We’re working out a deal between Fahim and Musharraf after the election. They mention Fahim because they don’t know any better. The fact is, she [Bhutto] didn’t trust him.”

  47. 61

    YLB spews:

    Why were the torture tapes destroyed? That’s so-called intelligence isn’t it?


    Given such advantages, why was the taping stopped by the end of 2002, less than a year after it started?

    “By that time,” Mr. Krongard said, “paranoia was setting in.”

    D’oh! Who the fuck wants to go to jail?

  48. 63

    YLB spews:

    Hey, the corrupt R’s are eating other and the Dems? Well they’re just too Democratic.. So what does the beltway do?

    They bring in a saviour:


    A billionaire. How lovely… Wingnuts, are you going to vote for this guy? I’m not.

  49. 68

    YLB spews:

    Stupes, do you find it inconvenient being prohibited from carrying a bottle of water on an airplane? You shouldn’t because the reasoning is based on your favorite torture porno show – “24”.


    “The notion that deadly explosives can be cooked up in an airplane lavatory is pure fiction,” Greene told me during an interview. “A handy gimmick for action movies and shows like ‘24.’ The reality proves disappointing: it’s rather awkward to do chemistry in an airplane toilet.


  50. 70

    YLB spews:

    Because they live and breathe in the lawless Wariristan area where they’ve been for years? Others are hunting them down in many countries?

    Where’s the frickin’ nukes?

    Ehhhh. Some people…

  51. 74

    YLB spews:

    Hey Stupes, I know you love Rudy. You support the guy who will do the most killing. After Rudy swears in , it’s bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran.

    But man, your religious peeps don’t like him. Randall Terry wants to exorcise this demon out of the GOP!!!



  52. 80

    YLB spews:

    77 – What? You expect me to vote for that tired, broke warmonger who hugged your chimpanzee?

    Or that pandering rich fool who’ll say any damn thing for a vote?

    Or that whacked out, thin-skinned, free-spending ex-preacher?

    Or that non-entity former actor with the trophy wife who’s constantly in geritol-deficit?

    Or the whacky dentist who wants to lead us to the 18th century?

    Or the fruit-cake mix?

    After eight years of that thieving, mass-murdering chimp and his Dark Lord?

    You’re damn right I’ll vote for Hillary if she’s the nominee!

  53. 81

    YLB spews:

    80 Shit, I forgot about that cross-dressing fraud who’s responsible for the firemen dying in the towers, who makes his security detail walk his mistress’ dog while he shags and who lusts after more killing and torturing in foreign lands.

    He’s so easy to forget since he doesn’t have a fucking prayer.

  54. 82


    @79 Piper Scott

    twenty questions for a Chrsitian

    Sorry Piper but there are no replies either here or at SeattleJew.

    I would hope you would make an effort. None of these questions are meant to be offensive, rather to porvoke some real discussion as aoppsed to the typical I say so we see here. Also, in posting 20, I surely did not expect you to try and answer all at once.

    I could extend the challenge here if you want, but maybe you will find it easier if I ask you a non-religous question. You claim to be a Christian Conservative. Hillary Clinton is, from all I can find out, a life long devout Christian, she held here marriage together through stress worthy of Job, she is very conservative on corporatist issues, was once a Nixon girl, etc. Isn’t she the most obvious Republican candidate this year?

  55. 83


    I wonder if things are turning around? What of the conservative Hillary runs as a Dem and the liberal McCain runs as a Dem? Wait, do I have it backwards?

    This is getting silly.

  56. 84



    My 4,000 word response is apparently awaiting moderation, whatever that means.

    HRC was never a Nixon girl; she was a Goldwater girl.

    The Piper

  57. 86

    correctnotright spews:

    @83 Seattle Jew:
    McCain is NO liberal – what juice are you on?

    McCain is one of the biggest supporters of the Iraq war. He was a major cheerleader at the beginning and about 2004 when things went bad – he suddenly decided that his great buddy Bush wasn’t doing things right.

    When this election cycle started McCain was the front runner – but he has pandered to the right wing evangelist vote and his straight talk vanished into political compromise. He parrots virtually every republican talking point including backing off on his immigration stand, pretending to be more anti-abortion and catering to the coporate interests more than the last time he ran.

    McCain’s main problem, though, is that he looks and acts old. He is inattentive sometimes and when he yelled at at teenager for asking a tough question and called him a jerk – we saw the real McCain. An irritable and cranky old man with a short attention span – a shadow of the former straight talker now just a straight republican (not the Larry Craig kind).

  58. 88

    YIKES spews:

    Actually Hillary was a GOLDWATER Girl.
    Huge difference as GOLDWATER was a true Conservative…Nixon was not.

  59. 90


    @86 Liberal schmiberal

    No Lee, I was not being sarcastic or ironic.

    I am very interested in McCain. He is, along with Chuck Hagel, Linsely Graham, Hillary, Obama, John Kerry, Al Gore, the Arnold .. an example of a politician who has some real principles and ideas I respect.

    Words like liberal and conservative are not vey useful IMHO. Somehow these terms have gotten our undies tied into knots.. a left hand and right hand knot. The effects on our gonads, urination, feces, etc is pretty much the same as far as I can see.

    Abortion is a perfect example. The consistent conservative position would, I think, be prolife. Instead we have this bizarre choosing upo sides where a populist like Hackabee is somehow associated with the rad right stand. OTOH, I have read liberal screeds excoriating liberals who beleive in parental notification. If I may use an imbrication, Jeehzusss!

    There are many other examples where the knots get in the way of healthy choices in underwear. (BTW, I realize this is sexist, men’s undershorts are fare more effected by knot tying than women’s. Such are the limits of simile.)

    Back at MCC, I suspect the major R L issue for folks here is the war. McCain’s stand from the beginning has been the same as Ken Pollack’s and Colin Powell’s. Bush is stupid, but I somehow doubt that his red coat is why.

    McCain has a reasonable stand on immigration, native rights, environment. On others he is reasonable, but I would not support his stands. I am also concerned that he is too Americanocentric for my taste.

    It is true that McCain has todied to some despicable fundies. That appears to be the price of getting elected in his party . Tdying is pretty common. On the “left” all but BO have kowtowed to the National Education Association’s policies for education. At least in my opinion the AFT/NEA are as bad as Falwell crowd. I hope and beleive that Hillary and Edwards did not mean what they said.

    Look at this another way. If John Mccain were to be the head elephant and reform his party (as Bill Clinton did and BO is trying to do with the Black-Democrats) would that be so bad?

    We could do worse than McCain/Snow vs Obama/Clark or some such.

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    @86 McCain’s age

    I am shocked, shocked at you agism. True John McCain is older than Barack Obama, but we are told we should not hold Barack’s youth against him!

    As far as HRC, we all know that the #1 job of the Prexy is to present a vigorous, young image to the world. Hillary, sadly, is aging as we watch her. Do we want a buubi as Prexi (this is sarcasm if anyone needs to be told).

    The you get my candydate, BO. He is Black, and we all know those folks never look old! Just imagine, after 8 years as Prexy, BO will still be younger than Morgan Freeman and able t star in action flicks! What more can the nations want. (more disclaimer of serious intent).

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    @84 .. If you are having tyroubke here I suggest either posting at SJ or braking it up .. 20 questions may merit more answers tha folks here want to see all at once.

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    “Now Roger Rabbit===Puddles the Pooper
    Talk about an identity crisis.
    You have one guy making 75% of the posts on this blog.”

    it’s even more “interesting” when you consider that goldy is also roger. well, maybe not so much interesting as a sad display of a grown man lying to himself……..
    so goldy has blog, goldy makes almost all comments on blog, goldy then brings in the “three twits” to write on his blog, said blog becomes boring because at least goldy is interesting in a train wreck sort of way, and then his new peeps start deleting posts from people they don’t agree with.
    wow…it’s almost as if we had already elected another clinton onto the white house.
    what next? are you going to start stealing keys off people’s laptops to really show us???
    gawd……..too funny.

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    it’s even more “interesting” when you consider that goldy is also roger. well, maybe not so much interesting as a sad display of a grown man lying to himself……..

    Whoa!! Do you really believe that? As someone who has met both Goldy and Roger, I’m really excited to hear you back this one up!