iPhlogging Obama

I’m on the field at Invesco field, but have no power, no Internet, and an overwhelmed cell phone network that keeps dropping in and out, but I’ll post as best I can… which possibly might be not at all. We’ll see.

FYI, as a sure thing for Obama, Washington did not get a great location–way in the back, audience left. But at least it’s not as bad blood red state Wyoming, sitting right behind us.

Oh to be a swing state.


  1. 1

    Dave spews:

    What a triumph of the American Spirit!

    Talk about the Party of the People! 80,000 Americans strong!

    The Democrats are–again–pulling-off what the talentless gout-ridden “Republican” Politburo trust-fund kids were too afraid even to try (Big surprise, eh?).

    The Democrats succeed where the “Republicans” fear to tread. “Yes, we can!”

    In 2004, President George W. Bush came close to accepting his party’s nomination at Yankee Stadium, but Republicans eventually nixed the idea, fearing it would be near impossible to pull off a stadium event.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/ news/nationworld/chi-082808-lo gistics-speech-webaug28,0,4592 423.story

    Today… Americans are taking back our country!

  2. 2

    Dave spews:

    What a triumph of the American Spirit!!

    Talk about the Party of the People! 80,000 Americans strong!

    The Democrats are–again–pulling-off what the talentless gout-ridden “Republican” Politburo trust-fund kids were too afraid even to try (Big surprise, eh?).

    The Democrats succeed where “Republicans” fear to tread. “Yes, we can!”

    In 2004, President George W. Bush came close to accepting his party’s nomination at Yankee Stadium, but Republicans eventually nixed the idea, fearing it would be near impossible to pull off a stadium event.


    Today… Americans are taking back our country!

  3. 3

    rhp6033 spews:

    Like I said… next time the governor needs to demand a seat upgrade in return for her endorsment.

    John McCain’s campaign people are probably watching the crowds fill the stadium in Denver with the same mood as the London Olympic Committee watched the Beijing Opening Ceremonies. “How in hell are we ever going to top this????”

    (Note: I’d love for someone to get a camera shot of some elderly delegate at the Republican convention who is fast asleep during McCain’s acceptance speach next week).

  4. 4

    YLB spews:

    Paraphrasing Gov. Richardson:

    John McSame can afford to pay hundreds of dollars for his shoes, but we will all have to pay for his flip-flops.

    I love it!

  5. 6

    Dave spews:

    There’s a camera that keeps panning from behind Oregon and Guam, but I haven’t seen the Washington sign yet…

  6. 7

    Dave spews:

    @4: Nah… Stevie Wonder came to be with all those proud Americans. “I love you.” -Stevie Wonder, DNC August 28. 2008

  7. 9

    proud leftist spews:

    I have a practical question for y’all. What is the most effective means of disinfecting yourself if you’ve made inadvertent physical contact with a Republican? I recently shook someone’s hand before realizing he was a Republican. I used Clorox Bleach for sterilization purposes on that occasion, but that seems a bit harsh. Any recommendations?

  8. 10

    Dave spews:

    @8 proud leftist: I hope that was full-strength? If you rub your hand with dog poop, you might be able to mask the stench. See your doctor if hair starts growing out of your palm.

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The only way GOPers could get 80,000 people to cheer for them is by paying them. (With money they stole from you.)

  10. 13

    Dave spews:

    @10 Roger Rabbit: There’s always the tired old anti-life neocon “Cheer or Die!” approach…

  11. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 Full-strength bleach is the minimum disinfectant required and I would follow that up with hydrocortison cream. Seek immediate medical attention if your hand turns green.

  12. 15

    Dave spews:

    Susan Eisenhower: Why I’m Backing Barack Obama

    It is in this great tradition of crossover voters that I support Barack Obama’s candidacy for president. If the Democratic Party chooses Obama as its candidate, this lifelong Republican will work to get him elected and encourage him to seek strategic solutions to meet America’s greatest challenges. To be successful, our president will need bipartisan help.

    Full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....02621.html

    True conservatives and true Republicans (not the neocon trash) are in their element with the Democratic Party these days, and not the fake-“Republican” party that has been taken-over by anti-American, anti-conservative “neocon” scum.

  13. 16

    ylb spews:

    A lifelong Republican voter is speaking right now.

    She can’t support four more years of the same. Can’t do it.

    It’s totally insane to do the same thing and expect different results.

    That’s why voting McSame is insane.

    Put Barney Smith before Smith-Barney! Nice line….

  14. 17

    Dave spews:

    @15 YLB:…Go Barney Smith! That’s what happens when neocon scum keep pushing, and pushing, and pushing, and pushing. Eventually we all get sick of it and shove back.

    Speaking of neocon scum bullshit: What the hell was all this bullshit hype about the stadium stage? I’ve been to trade shows that were far more overstated. It’s plain and simple, effective, and (dare I say?)… conservative. And everything’s working well Good job!

  15. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    That’s how KOMO 4 TV’s commentator, Ken Schram, describes the antics of Snohomish County Republicans.

    “How low will they go? I don’t really have the answer, but my suspicion is that before this election season is done, right-wing Republicans will have hit new depths of campaign distortions and outright lies.

    “One prime example: The phony $3 bills that were being hawked by GOP volunteers out at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. Featuring a picture of Barack Obama decked out in an Arab headdress …, the mocking merchandise … perpetuat[ed] the lie that Obama is a Muslim ….

    “Gerri Modell, the head of the Snohomish County Republican Party, says she had no idea how the bills magically appeared at the GOP’s booth. Gee, maybe Modell should just ask her own executive secretary, who was working the Republican booth ….

    “Of all the things I could say that would never be allowed to air … I think I’ll just leave it at this: Pretty damn sleazy.”

    (Quoted under fair use.)

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Fear, hate, and bigotry. Those are the tools Republicans will use to win this election. Why do they do it? Because they know they can’t win an honest election by debating issues. The policies of the Republican Party benefit 2% of Americans at the expense of the other 98%, and they would never win anything if voters paid attention to what they actually stand for.

  16. 19

    ylb spews:

    16 – Dave, it’s the same old right wing propaganda and bullshit. But it’s been effective. So many people are in thrall to right wing memes. The right wing just finds the right buttons to push and so many people fall in line.

    I’m hoping like hell that the same old fear-mongering just doesn’t have the effect it used to. 2006 was a good indicator. Obama has a good warchest and is fighting back against EVERY attack. Kerry did not do this in 2004.

    We just might pull this one out. I hear the 527 attack dogs are giving up on the White House and focusing on the Senate – if true this is big news but it means we have to do everthing we can to protect the vote against right wing dirty tricks suppression to elect the right people to the Senate – real progressives and not corporate sellouts.

  17. 20

    Dave spews:

    @17 Roger Rabbit–I think that would be the “bigoted asshole” vote they’re targeting with that one, eh?

  18. 22

    Dave spews:

    @18 YLB–Barack Obama is one of the most talented, savvy, and effective people I’ve seen in a long time. Joe Biden has had my admiration for a long, long time.

    And when I think about all the multiple options they have for highly-skilled, highly-effective, highly-motivated individuals to fill cabinet positions, I feel this country may just still have a chance to survive into the future. We’re in deep trouble otherwise–all of us, rich, poor, and middle class. Everyone.

  19. 23

    Ida Gnoh spews:

    I just love how Michelle gazes over to Barack from the audience, with pride and amazement. She’s still head-over-heels in love with him!

  20. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    McCain – Pawlenty?

    The Associated Press reports:

    “DENVER (Aug. 28) — Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided on a running mate early Thursday, and one top prospect, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, abruptly canceled numerous public appearances.”

    (Quoted under fair use.)

  21. 27

    ylb spews:

    I hope McInsane chooses Pawlenty – many images of that fallen bridge will symbolize what the Republican have done to this country – broken it.

    Ok folks let’s win this one. There’s a mean-sprited Real Estate salesman to beat, a competent Governor to re-elect and a strong Democratic candidate to put in the White House!

  22. 28

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    Good job with a prepared speech.
    DIdn’t give many specifics.
    How is he going to make young males that fathered children and split step up to the plate?
    Is he going to break up the teacher unions to improve schools?

  23. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    Any voter who passes up Obama for the rich old white guy hates this country, and probably hates himself too.

  24. 31

    Dave spews:

    Taken from Senator Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech:

    But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring. What the naysayers don’t understand is that this election has never been about me. It’s been about you.

    For eighteen long months, you have stood up, one by one, and said enough to the politics of the past. You understand that in this election, the greatest risk we can take is to try the same old politics with the same old players and expect a different result. You have shown what history teaches us that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes to Washington. Change happens because the American people demand it, because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time.

    America, this is one of those moments.

    This country of ours has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military on Earth, but that’s not what makes us strong. Our universities and our culture are the envy of the world, but that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores.

    Instead, it is that American spirit that American promise that pushes us forward even when the path is uncertain; that binds us together in spite of our differences; that makes us fix our eye not on what is seen, but what is unseen, that better place around the bend.

    That promise is our greatest inheritance. It’s a promise I make to my daughters when I tuck them in at night, and a promise that you make to yours, a promise that has led immigrants to cross oceans and pioneers to travel west; a promise that led workers to picket lines, and women to reach for the ballot.

    And it is that promise that forty five years ago today, brought Americans from every corner of this land to stand together on a Mall in Washington, before Lincoln’s Memorial, and hear a young preacher from Georgia speak of his dream.

    The men and women who gathered there could’ve heard many things.

    They could’ve heard words of anger and discord. They could’ve been told to succumb to the fear and frustration of so many dreams deferred.

    But what the people heard instead, people of every creed and color, from every walk of life, is that in America, our destiny is inextricably linked. That together, our dreams can be one.

    “We cannot walk alone,” the preacher cried. “And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”

    America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate, and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend. America, we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise, that American promise, and in the words of Scripture, hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess.

    Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America

    -Senator Barack Obama, Acceptance Speech, Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 28, 2008

  25. 32

    Dave spews:

    The last candidate for president who inspired me like that was Ronald Reagan… but not nearly as much.

  26. 34

    Dave spews:

    A cohesive, integrated plan with not only the mechanics, but inspiration for a return to the American paradigm for governance as well–Of the people, by the people, and for the people.

    But the words that really rang-out for me were:

    Individual responsibility and mutual responsibility — that’s the essence of America’s promise

    -Barack Obama

    That’s what I wanted to hear–and what’s completely absent from the “Republican” Politburo void.

  27. 37

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    By the way will the crack whore SIN dee be with McSame Friday? Will she be high? Will she be spending 800k a month this month on her Amex as usual? Which of her planes will they fly in from which of their homes will they fly from? Which of Johnboy McSame’s $700 shoes will he wear?

  28. 38

    Steve spews:

    @31 For me, Bobby, 1968. It’s been a long time.

    Great speech. Historic. I can’t wait for the debates.

  29. 40

    David spews:

    proud leftist; on that disinfecting a Republican handshake. I hope you are meaning neo-con. For neo-cons, I have found the easiest way to get rid of the germs is to read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

    If you aren’t near copies of those documents the next best thing is to think of everyone in the USA having access to the health care they need.

  30. 41

    Steve spews:

    It looked like a beautiful Colorado evening with the sun setting over the Rockies. A gorgeous sunset over a great American city. Too bad that next week during the Republican convention a hurricane will be slamming into the gulf, reminding the nation of the Republican’s second greatest failure here at home. Their greatest failure, of course, was their failure to heed the warnings of a pending terrorist attack in our country prior to 9/11. Republicans are failures. And when Republicans fail America, Americans die. Republicans have not only failed America, they have failed the world. Their failures extend beyond our shores to Iraq, Afganistan, Iran, Russia, Georgia, the Ossetias and Darfur. That is their legacy. That is their promise for tomorrow. “Enough!”

  31. 42


    Cities with the highest murder rates, and the race of their mayors.

    1) Detroit. (Black)
    2) Baltimore (Black)
    3) New Orleans (Black)
    4) Newark (Black)
    5) St. Louis (White)
    6) Oakland (Black)
    7) Wash. D.C. (Black)
    8) Cincinnati (Black)
    9) Philadelphia (Black)
    10 Buffalo (Black)

    People on the fence, something to think about when you’re casting your vote for President.

  32. 43

    Dave spews:

    Troll is a blind Grand Dragon of the KKK–It doesn’t know that it’s actually black itself.

  33. 45

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @19 Seems to me they aren’t just targeting bigoted assholes; it seems to be bigoted assholes doing the targeting, too.

  34. 47

    proud leftist spews:

    Indeed, I have copies of both documents in at least 3 rooms of my house. Reviewing those documents does help quell the neocon stench. Still, I believe some chemical disinfectant is in order.

  35. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @41 Here’s something else for people to think about when voting for our next president:

    Clinton put 100,000 more cops on the streets
    Bush defunded them and took them away

  36. 49

    proud leftist spews:

    You are truly a disgusting racist. Your “facts” are irrelevant in exposing your racism. What proves your racism is your conclusion: “People on the fence, something to think about when you’re casting your vote for President.”

    You flat out tell people to consider race in deciding who to vote for. How the fuck were you raised? Where do you live? Any chance we can start up a fund to help you move out of our state?

  37. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @43 And what did your Republican president and Republican congress do to reduce the murder rates in those cities, besides defunding Clinton’s 100,000 cops?

  38. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republicans are awfully good at blaming others for problems they see, but terrible at fixing anything themselves.

  39. 52

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @48 We need a Republican Party in this country to put people like Troll in, because we sure as hell don’t want him in our party.

  40. 54

    Steve spews:

    Christ, on the tube even Pat Buchanan was raving on about Obama’s speech, the greatest acceptance speech he’s ever heard, as he put it, as a crowd of Americans behind the set were cheering him on. McCain and the Republicans are so very much fucked.

  41. 55


    All I’m saying is that silver-tongued black politicians don’t magically make things wonderful. The man gives a good speech, but I’m sure the mayors of those top ten cities with the highest murder rates give good speeches, too.

    I like a lot of what Obama has to say, and I think he’ll be good for America in many ways, especially foreign policy-wise. Now the only question is do I care more about my pocketbook, or what what some goat fucker in Turdistan thinks about my great country.

  42. 57

    Puddybud spews:


    Really? The COPS program was scheduled to end in 2001, when its initial allotment of money had been distributed. So much for forward thinking by Clinton. But wait were there really 100,000 “new” policemen

    findarticles. com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_19990727/ai_n11727946

  43. 58

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @54 Your party’s forked-tongued white politicians have done a pretty thorough job of making things terrible.

  44. 59

    Dave spews:

    No, Troll, what you’re saying is that, while silver-tongued speeches don’t make great men, great men do make silver-tongued speeches. Like Abraham Lincoln, FDR, Winston Churchill, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama

  45. 61

    Steve spews:

    @41 I can see that you’re pretty much fucked up, Troll. You’re gonna have a black president, dude. That must really, really suck for you. Too bad for you that nobody cares. Nobody at all. So sad.

  46. 62

    Steve spews:

    Puddy. What a pathetic wretch of a man. A person who’s vile nature is only exceeded by his insipid thoughts. Sadly, this must suck for you too, Puddy. But look at the bright side. At least Troll’s got company.

  47. 63

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @55 Does it really matter whether there were 100,000 new cops or 99,999? Or some lesser number? Clinton’s COPS program put a substantial number of more cops on America’s streets. A sharp drop in crime rates coincided with the existence of the program. Bush and the GOP defunded domestic law enforcement, for example by not replacing over 1,000 FBI agents reassigned to anti-terrorism duties, with the result that bank robberies and fraud crimes have soared on the Republican watch. The GOP used to bill themselves as the “law and order” party. That’s bullshit. Democrats outperform Republicans on law and order, just as they outperform Republicans on the economy, national security, and veterans benefits. The GOP is the party of hot air.

  48. 64

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I can visualize puddinghead wearing a green eyeshade and counting Clinton’s cops like he counts his shekels. Fucking bean counter.

  49. 65

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I remember when Republicans used body counts to claim they were winning in Vietnam. Trouble is, they cheated in counting bodies, too.

  50. 66


    More cops under an Obama presidency won’t matter if all black prisoners are going to be pardoned because they – and I quote – “were convicted by a systematically racist and unjust American criminal justice system.”

  51. 67

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @58 Well that’s a mighty interesting statistic given that the COPS program is still issuing grants to law enforcement agencies, although funding is much reduced from Clinton days.

  52. 68

    Dave spews:

    I guess the America-hating socialist “Republican” Politburo idiots have run the course on all the other empty attacks, and all we’re left with is the racist one. It’s been showing its ugly head all over tonight… Thankfully, there are more real Americans in this country than there are closet KKK fuck-heads.

    And while the Democrats have a socialist plan for which they are clear and proud, it still remains that the Democrats are not nearly as good at socialism, government spending, and big government interference in private lives as is the socialist “Republican” Politburo.

    While Obama has, in my case, promised me an increase in my federal taxes, I’m convinced that my actual spending power will improve with him in the White House, as compared to McSame.

  53. 70

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Troll is useful, in a way. Whenever I feel a twinge of compassion for Republicans, he reminds me of why I despise them.

  54. 71

    michael spews:


    OMG… We better not elect a Harvard educated guy who taught law at The University of Chicago and who’s skin happens to be black as president. ‘Cause next thing you know gangs will be roving all over America, not just in the inner cities.

    Btw, Sheila Dixon has only been in office in Baltimore since January of 07. The mayor before that was a white guy.

  55. 74

    Steve spews:

    @64 Shit, Troll, you’re all fucked up. Get with the program, Shit-for-brains. You’re gonna get left behind. Even Buchanan knows the score. Hell, I bet even McCain votes for Obama, that speech was so good.

  56. 75


    Why did Obama leave out of his speech his plans on giving – and I quote – “every African American and undocumented immigrant reparations totaling no less than $350,000 a year for life.”

  57. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @73 Holy smoke, what a whopper! Whatever you’re on tonight, you’d better not drink any alcohol, or you’ll end up like Terri Schiavo. Wait — your brains have already turned to mush.

  58. 80

    Dave spews:

    @69 michael: Oh that’s what you say! I’ll have you know that the murder rate statistics are from 2006. So there!

    Oh… trollshit! That means it doesn’t match at all, does it?…

    This is all trollshit. Those cities have topped the list since before there were any black mayors in the US. Doh! What does that mean? That mayors alone can’t stop murder!?! Blasphemy!

  59. 81

    michael spews:


    Which group-home do you live in?

    I don’t think you should be using the internet without your support staff around to help.

  60. 82

    Steve spews:

    This whole night had to totally suck for Puddy. I bet he’s taking it out on his goat this very minute.

  61. 84

    Dave spews:

    Many of those cities rank high in poverty rates as well–something else that preceded AA representation in city governments.

  62. 87

    proud leftist spews:

    Boy, I await, trembling with anticipation, the invigoration and inspiration that McCain and Pawlenty will bring us next week. Given the dullness and disorder of the Democratic Convention, the Rs will surely show us how to get excited.

  63. 89

    Dave spews:

    When Barack Obama takes office in January, Troll will probably point-out the huge deficit and blame the black guy.

  64. 90

    Steve spews:

    @85 Too bad the coming Gulf hurricane will disrupt the media coverage. Why does God hate Republicans?

  65. 94

    Steve spews:

    @87 Troll’s head will likely have already exploded in November, if not sooner. I think Puddy’s head blew up earlier this evening. So sad.

  66. 99

    proud leftist spews:

    88 and 90
    Stephen Stills said that Jesus Christ was the first nonviolent revolutionary. Republicans hate nonviolent revolutionaries. To be a Republican, you’ve got to be a violent reactionary.

  67. 103

    proud leftist spews:

    Obama defined the Republican philosophy: “Give more and more to the most, and hope that something trickles down to everyone else. If it doesn’t, you’re on your own.”

    Man, did he hit that nail on the head. What I most appreciated about Obama’s speech tonight was that he stood up for the social compact. Since John Locke and even before, the political system of which we are heirs has adhered to the notion of a social compact, the notion that a nation may be composed of individuals, but is still a community. And, as we know, a community helps all its members. Since Reagan, that notion has been getting hammered. Those that have count, and those that don’t have, don’t count. Obama appears prepared to stand up and say we all count, and that we are part of a community. “I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper.” God, what a change from Bush/Cheneyism.

  68. 107

    Steve spews:

    @103 I see your point. OK. Other than power, money and goats, is there anything Republicans don’t hate?

    Say, who’s going to help me clean up this mess?

  69. 108

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Troll and Puddy remind me of why the GOP is no longer a reputable party and voting Republican is no longer respectable.

  70. 110

    Dave spews:

    @101 proud leftist: Form with substance, inspiration with perspiration, eloquent yet straightforward. He put the fear of God in me, and if he didn’t instill the fear of God into the neocon “Republican” Politburo, it could only be because they’re really atheists at heart.

    Barack Obama’s speech hit us all with great force because of the powerful substance behind it. What was most important was the theme that what’s backing his vision for America is the solid faith, inspiration, and hard work of all Americans, united.

    That reminds me of what it took to establish this nation in the first place: United we stand, divided we fall.

    He blew everyone away, far beyond even the wildest expectations:


  71. 111

    Steve spews:

    @104 I’m glad that you made it back, Roger. So many didn’t. My best friend didn’t. Donald George Heider, Marine. Friendly fire. It was the first time I had heard those words. It was like when I was a kid and was told that my mother had, “passed away.”

    Thank you for serving our country during that awful war.

  72. 113

    Don Joe spews:

    @ 71

    May we, by acclamation, declare Troll to be a dissembling, self-deluding, racist?

    The motion has been seconded. All those in favor say “Aye.” All those opposed say “No”.

    The “eyes” are above the “nose,” therefore the motion carries.

  73. 114

    Steve spews:

    @108 He had fucking Pat Buchanan in a swoon. Damn. McCain is fucked. America again has hope. It’s been a long time.

  74. 115

    Blue John spews:

    @41. What is the poverty rate in those cities? What is the unemployment rate in those cities?

    It would be like listing 20 white men with Alzheimer’s over the age of 70 and then saying…
    People on the fence, something to think about when you’re casting your vote for President.

    Are you a KKKristian by any chance?

  75. 116

    Don Joe spews:

    You can read the response from the McCain camp here.

    What I want to know is how anyone can speak of Obama’s speech as being “misleading” and trot out the debunked “raise taxes on people making $42,000 a year,” in the same breath? Hell, even Fox Noise debunked that claim, but McCainCo still can’t let it go.

    There was some Republican strategist on CNN who said that the luckiest Republican tonight is whomever did not get chosen to be McCain’s running mate.

  76. 117

    proud leftist spews:

    I watched the speech twice. My wife asked me why I would do that. I responded that you don’t just listen to a great song once. Obama’s speech is fucking art, and the best art carries a message, a message that resonates. Damn, we don’t see talent like Obama but every couple generations. If McCain wins, the only explanation is racism.

  77. 121

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @109 You’re welcome. Our Republican friends, including those who ducked Vietnam, are welcome too. I did it for them also.

    Why, exactly, did I go to Vietnam? I didn’t have to. As a 30-inch-tall rabbit, I couldn’t pass the standard military physical exam. It took some fast talking to get in. I wasn’t in favor of the war. I went because other people had to. That’s the reason. Because they had to do it, I did it, too. And because I volunteered, someone else got to stay home.

  78. 122

    Joe Biden -Draft Dodger spews:

    including those who ducked Vietnam

    Thanks Rabbit. For a suck up to pussies your not half bad.

  79. 124

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @120 Is there some reason why you left out Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and nearly every Republican in Congress?

  80. 125

    Jane Baough’s Dog spews:

    If McCain wins, the only explanation is Diebold voting machines.

    McCain will and you can’t do anything about Diebold since you belong to the party of voter fraud so open up and swallow. heheehhehe

  81. 126

    Joe Biden -Draft Dodger spews:

    @120 Is there some reason why you left out Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and nearly every Republican in Congress?

    Whoa they are running for president, what do you know. I thought my ticket were the only draft dodgers.

  82. 127

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @123 Is that you, Election Fraud Dog?

    BTW, Biden was born in 1942, and was already past prime draft age before the U.S. got involved in Vietnam. In addition, he was married, and they didn’t start drafting married men until late in the war, when Biden was already past the maximum draft age. Don’t let facts hit you in the ass on your way out.

  83. 128

    Don Joe spews:

    Check it out.

    “Jane Baough’s Dog spews”

    The dog’s so drunk with pathos, he can’t even spell his own name correctly.

  84. 129

    Joe Biden -Draft Dodger spews:

    Hey but don’t question my patriotism, I don’t question yours. Now there is something to hang your hat on. hehehehehe It’s called dodging the draft dodging quetions. hahahaha

  85. 130

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Tim Pawlenty, the rumored GOP veep nominee, didn’t serve in the military either. So GOPers won’t get any traction out of that one.

  86. 131

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @127 You’re a Republican, and you’re damn right I’m gonna question your patriotism, you fucking traitor.

  87. 132

    Dave spews:

    I got a real kick out of this comment:

    I don’t know if Barack Obama is ready to lead, but people sure seem to be ready to follow him wherever he thinks it’s best we should go!


  88. 133

    Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

    BTW, Biden was born in 1942, and was already past prime draft age before the U.S. got involved in Vietnam.

    Hmmmmmm When was McCain born again????

  89. 134

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s damned difficult to find a Republican who didn’t duck Vietnam. McCain is about the only one they’ve got. Unfortunately, he was beaten senseless, and never recovered.

  90. 136

    Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

    Tim Pawlenty, the rumored GOP veep nominee, didn’t serve in the military either. So GOPers won’t get any traction out of that one.

    08/28/2008 at 11:38 pm

    You wanna bet. You have two chicken shits on your ticket. heheheeh

  91. 137

    Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

    It’s damned difficult to find a Republican who didn’t duck Vietnam.

    Not as hard as finding a dem who can win with over 50% of the popular vote for POTUS. Obama won’t either. His only hope is Perot III.

  92. 138

    Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

    Cities with the highest murder rates, and the race of their mayors.

    1) Detroit. (Black)
    2) Baltimore (Black)
    3) New Orleans (Black)
    4) Newark (Black)
    5) St. Louis (White)
    6) Oakland (Black)
    7) Wash. D.C. (Black)
    8) Cincinnati (Black)
    9) Philadelphia (Black)
    10 Buffalo (Black)

    People on the fence, something to think about when you’re casting your vote for President.

    The only thing worse than war is liberals who are in charge of policing large cities. If only we can get them elected in our enemies country, we could win the war without firing a shot. hehehehee

  93. 140

    Steve spews:

    @119 You went. I didn’t. Don died. I’ve lived a full and happy life. I continued in school. With a low lottery number, I did drop my student deferment. Not much of a gesture, I know, but I did owe it to people like you and Don.

    @124 I never personally condemned Cheney his five defements. There were millions of young Americans who did not go to that war. Many weren’t in school and had no deferment. There were relatively few draft dodgers. I do view Bush’s behavior in the Guard as reprehensible. Much more so, in fact, than I view those who refused to serve in that damned war. As for you, you’re a troll and you are a traitor. That makes you a lesser man than any draft dodger. You’re even a lesser man than George Bush.

  94. 141

    Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

    123 Is that you, Election Fraud Dog?

    BTW, Biden was born in 1942, and was already past prime draft age before the U.S. got involved in Vietnam. In addition, he was married, and they didn’t start drafting married men until late in the war, when Biden was already past the maximum draft age.

    McCain wasn’t drafted either, but he still served.

    Obama/Biden = Chicken shit ticket.

  95. 142

    Steve spews:

    Must be a cut & paste. Troll did the same shit earlier in the thread. They must have got the message as these fucks can’t think for themselves.

  96. 143

    sparky spews:

    Washington Post has breaking news that the Repubs may postpone their convention–in MN–because of the approaching hurricane.

  97. 144

    Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

    Wow… you really are a racist douchebag, eh?

    08/29/2008 at 12:00 am

    Wow… playing the race card to justify liberulism, eh? You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig. Live with it.

  98. 145

    Steve spews:

    @141 They ought to just cancel the damned thing. After tonight’s show, it’s all over. They can pack it in now. They’re fucked and they know it. After November, what will remain of the Republican party will consist of racists and pedophiles, and that just might be one and the same for all I know.

  99. 147


    Hey, been a while. I haven’t missed much. Troll is still high on a mix of crack and alcohol.

    Last I heard, Puddy was voting for Obama. Has that changed?

    Electrifying speech tonight. Slugged McSame right in the mouth and dared him to do something about it. Can you imagine these two men in a debate? It will be a beating worse than what Kennedy did to Nixon.

    To answer my friend (and I mean that) Puddy in advance: I am fine. Just had my ICD replaced early this month. Left me a bit weak and sore for a bit longer than I would have liked (getting old sucks ass) but that beats not having it and not being here to see Obama sworn in. Everyone is fine, including the grandson. Teresa and I just moved into a new home. We took advantage of the falling home prices here in the land of milk and honey.

    How come I did not see any posts from the Piper and Cyniclown? Did they dry up and blow away? Or get wet and melt?

  100. 148

    Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:


    I don’t think the Repubs need a convention either, all they need is Obama to follow through on a non rehearsed debate (remember the chicken shit said anytime anywhere) and Obama is mmmmm hmmmmm errr ahhh ooh hmmm ummm



  101. 149

    The Blatantly Obvious spews:

    It is glorious to see the *squeek squeek* noises coming from the wingnut trolls.

    Oh, to see what is going through Buddypud’s head.

    I cannot imagine him surviving the terrible cognitive dissonance ricocheting through his kool-aid soaked mind.

  102. 150

    Dave spews:

    @141 sparky: Bullshit! It has nothing to do with Gustav and everything to do with re-scripting their whole damn convention after seeing tonight’s acceptance address.

    The speech writers, as I write, are staring blankly at computer monitors, hypnotized by the blank white screen of a “New Document” MS Word screen, fluctuating ever-so-slightly beneath fluorescent office lights.

    And there amongst the cubicles is one young, yet bright speech writer, stone-faced and pondering his future, not yet sure if it’s really that prudent to hit “Print” as he gazes at the contents of his screen:

    Uh, yeah… What Barack said

    Thanks to people like John Adama, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, we can have this revolution without having to fire a single shot.

    Go vote! Go vote! The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming!

  103. 152

    Dave spews:

    I got a kick out of this quote from the Washington Post story:

    “Senator McCain has always been sensitive to national crisis,” said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds, noting that the senator postponed announcing his presidential candidacy in 2000 because of the war in the Balkans. “We are monitoring the situation very closely.”

    …Not like Bush and McBush would stuff their Politburo cake holes at the exact time a hurricane is destroying New Orleans and people are dying and crying out for help…

  104. 154

    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer I see you can’t fathom the truth even when Janet El Reno says less than 60000 cops were really put on the street.

    Truth hurts the libtard mind!

  105. 155

    Puddybud spews:

    122. Roger Rabbit spews: @120 Is there some reason why you left out Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and nearly every Republican in Congress?

    I didn’t know any of them are running for the Donkey VP position. Thanks for that mindless update.

  106. 157

    Puddybud spews:

    It’s like the same worthless argument of 45 million without health insurance when approximately 12 million are illegal aliens being counted and another large amount are young (in their 20s) working single people who CHOOSE not to buy it.

    I say if you vote Donkey, then you should be taxed to pay for the illegal aliens.

  107. 158

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    The right wing liars like Puddylicker are sounding like shrill 13-year old girls screaming during a horror picture.

    84,000 people! Man the republicans couldn’t BUY 84,000 people to come to a stadium to hear that old fuck John McSame.

    They’re BUSSING people from all over America to manage 10 – 15,000 people hear about a “GOP” VP pick. Boy I bet THAT’s gonna be exciting :)

    Meanwhile, the right wingers must not be so close to god after all.


    The punks don’t want America to remember “Heck of a job Brownie.” Like we’re going to forget that the Bush regime let a major US city go to ruin? Hell, Bush family friend Osama bin Laden didn’t do as good a job as George did when it comes to destroying a city.

    The righties were all hoping for a storm last night. That’s the way those punks are. They have to hope for rain on their opponent since THEY don’t have shit to sell but fear. Now karma gets them back. They might have to postpone their gay boy fuck fest due to weather. Gotta love it!