League of Conservation Voters to support Cantwell with grassroots campaign

The League of Conservation Voters, one of the nation’s most influential environmental groups, has enthusiastically endorsed Sen. Maria Cantwell for reelection to the US Senate. That Cantwell is the LCV’s first endorsement of the 2006 season is no accident; they also plan to support her reelection with an independent, grassroots campaign.

“LCV is proud to make its first endorsement of the 2006 election cycle for Senator Maria Cantwell,” said LCV President Deb Callahan. “Senator Cantwell is one of our nation’s strongest environmental leaders in Congress, fighting every day for the health, quality of life and pocketbooks of Washington families, willing to stand up to big corporate interests, and working tirelessly to protect our wild places for future generations. In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to mounting an aggressive campaign to help reelect Senator Cantwell to the U.S. Senate.”

Ms. Callahan also commented that LCV’s particularly early endorsement of Sen. Cantwell is because of her exemplary environmental record and leadership on behalf of Washington families. Senator Cantwell earned a 100% rating on LCV’s 2004 National Environmental Scorecard


  1. 1

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    The hero of the LEFTIST PINHEADS, V.I. Lenin, actually called Western Leftists who sided with Socialists in political debates “USEFUL IDIOTS”. He’s been dead for 81 years. But obviously some things never change!!

    Perhaps the Lenin Statue in the Free-mount District should have a huge mirror with the words “USEFUL IDIOT” right underneath the mirror so those that worship Lenin can be reminded what Lenin actually thought of them!!!!!

  2. 3

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Roger Rabbit–
    How are you feeling?
    I’ve been gone the past 10 days….computerless. What a blessing! However, it’s time for me to get back to it again…throwing cold water on the stupid LEFTIST PINHEADED half-assed ideas.
    How are you feeling?

  3. 4


    You’re getting soft, Cynical. In #1, you actually refrained from your using all-caps mantra. What happened? Did you momentarily forget that keyboard macro?

  4. 5

    righton spews:

    Just proves that soft money (aka campaign finance reforms) is good for dems, able to exploit it

    This outfit just a cousin, fellow traveler in liberal politics.

    America Votes joins together the most reputable organizations in the country, including ACORN, AFL-CIO, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), EMILY’s List, League of Conservation Voters, MoveOn.org, Moving America Forward, NAACP National Voter Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Partnership for America’s Families, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Sierra Club. The founding organizations of America Votes work on a broad range of issues including the environment, civil and human rights, women’s rights, choice, education, and labor.

    I’m waiting for your breaking posts that Emily’s list is supporting Maria…

  5. 6

    windie spews:

    Washingtonians love conservation, on either side of the coin… This has got to help Cantwell alot…

    PS: Sounds like poor cyni-troll is starving for attention :(

  6. 7

    Jon spews:

    Pretty good post Goldy! Not a lot to disagree with. You are correct about Democratic support firming up; as tense as the 2006 Congressional races will be, the respective bases are not going to bolt or stay home. I wish McGavick luck, but he has a big hill to climb.

  7. 8

    JCH spews:

    Terrorists and black muslims all support Cantwell!! Add in every “guvment” employee, welfare hack, and union thug, and Maria can wim again!!!

  8. 9

    eagle spews:

    Speaking of being stricken with the-perfect-is-the-enemy-of-the-good-itis, some of us progressives have been suffering a serious case of it when it comes to Maria.

    It’s totally understandable for us to air disagreements on certain policy choices (and that Iraq war vote was very foolish), but let’s not lose site of all she has done to fight for what we believe. She is a good Democrat running in a tough race — if we’re going to take the country back, we need to get behind people like Maria by focusing on the positive and doing what it takes to win.

    And that’s why I’m psyched to see LCV get behind her so early. And they don’t pussyfoot around — they play to win.

  9. 10

    righton spews:

    I hope she runs her oil well ad again. The one she ran back when she was a congressperson (and then lost). It was a hoot, saying repubs were gonna drill oil wells around Elliot bay. Had funny fake oil wells and everything.

    Will she run again as a rich and thus independent businesswoman?

  10. 12

    JCH spews:

    [Democrats Troll For Votes In Heavy Democrat Swaziland!!]
    LUDZIDZINI ROYAL VILLAGE, Swaziland – More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins vied to become the King of Swaziland’s 13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world’s highest HIV/AIDS rate. … “I want to live a nice life, have money, be rich, have a BMW and cellphone,” said one dancer, 16-year-old Zodwa Mamba, who wore a traditional brightly colored tasseled scarf.

  11. 13

    jackson spews:

    Thanks for your great work, Goldy! I’ve been a long time reader, but this is my first post.

    It is this kind of scoop that keeps me coming back. You are always one step ahead of everyone else (especially the MSM).

    This is an exciting development. Progressive organizations largely left Gregoire to fend for herself: they assumed she had it in the bag and didn’t need their help. And boy were they wrong.

    It looks like they learned from that mistake. Getting out early for Maria will give her a big boost.

  12. 14

    Another TJ spews:

    cloture could hang in the balance

    You meant to write “a Democratic majority” instead of “cloture,” right?

  13. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I hear Venezuela wants to extradite Pat Robertson to stand trial in Caracas for threatening to kill their president. If there’s a fund to buy Robertson a 1-way plane ride in handcuffs to Venezuela, I’ll donate to it.

  14. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    Hey Cynical — thanks for your concern — it takes a long time to recover from a near-fatal illness that ravages your whole body, but the rabbit is gradually coming back to life.

  15. 17

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Maria Cantvotewell is an OPIUM ADDICT….that’s OPM ADDICT…
    Cantvotewell is addicted to:

  16. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In a different time and political environment, I might have held my nose and voted for Irons, but in the civil-war-style partisan environment created by the Republican extremists/haters I have no choice but to vote a straight Democratic ticket no matter what — because however lacking Sims or some other Democratic candidate may be in my eyes, the dogmatic wingnut GOP alternative is much, much worse. I used to ticket-split about 75-25, but now I vote 100% Democrat because there is no longer a viable alternative.

  17. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I see on TV that a gang of latte-sipping right-wing not-working women with too much time on their hands is calling for a boycott of Starbucks for printing tolerance messages on their coffee cups.

    I hope Howard Schultz tells the Right Wing Bitches From Hell to get back on their broomsticks and go back to where they came from.

  18. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I will not only vote for Cantwell, I will donate money and volunteer work to her campaign! Suck on that, trolls!

  19. 23

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    It’s a damn good thing you weren’t that sick in Canada.
    I spent time with nephew who lives in Edmonton where he is finishing up his PHd in Chemistry. Brilliant kid.
    Anyway…he has 1st hand experience with the Canadian Medical System. IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!
    His girlfriend had a painful ingrown toenail. Went into one of the clinics….3 days in a row and still wasn’t even seen. She was ready to gnaw her whole foot off.
    Even the Canadians realize it sucks unless you have a slight cough. All the good doctors left the Canada. They are trying to “modify” the Socialized Medical System up there. It will be interesting to see what there next mess is.
    My nephew loves Canada…he’s a skier and outdoorsperson.
    He said the only problem with Canada is the LEFTIST PINHEADED Canadians!!

  20. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    You’re confused, Cynical. The people addicted to OPM (other people’s money) are (a) late-night infomercial peddlers of get-rich-quick schemes, (b) Republicans.

    Republicans also are addicted to fighting their wars with OPC (other people’s children) and corporate welfare financed by OPT (other people’s taxes).

  21. 25

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Don’t get me started about the Republican fiscal irresponsibility. Our problem here is the irresponsibility is systemic….engrained in the bureaucratic goo. Neither major Party can possibly claim the political spending “high road”. That’s why I never give money to Party’s….only candidates. And they continuously disappoint me with their lack of courage and resolve.

  22. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    Bladder infection snuck up on me. There were no symptoms. The abrupt onset of a 105-degree fever was my first warning that something was wrong. By then, I was close to the tipping point where the infection goes systemic, overwhelms the antibiotics, and doctors can’t do anything to bring you back. Damned close call.

    Word of warning: Once you’re in the 50s or 60s, if you don’t feel well, don’t blow it off — get to a doctor right away. It could cost you your life if you don’t.

  23. 29

    eagle spews:

    @ 12

    This is exactly the kind of optimism we need.

    The time for petty grumbling over some policy disagreements is over; it’s time to get fighting for a Democratic majority. This means we’ve got to have Maria’s back by donating time, energy and money.

    If Maria doesn’t have a place to put you right now, it looks like LCV does.

    Let’s get fighting.

  24. 30

    NoWonder spews:

    Roger Rabbit @ 24

    ‘Republicans also are addicted to fighting their wars with OPC (other people’s children) and corporate welfare financed by OPT (other people’s taxes).’

    Except for the culture wars, where the OPC and OPT are captured by the left wing.

  25. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    The closest thing we have to the Canadian system is Group Health (often colloquially called “Group Death”). Group Health used to be like that. You’d wait a week for an appointment, and if you had anything more complicated than flu, they’d misdiagnose it and send you home with Tylenol — then you’d die! They also had a reputation (possibly deserved) for losing surgical instruments inside patients, and things like that …

    … but Group Health has gotten immensely better. They don’t operate their own hospital anymore; Group Health members needing hospitalization are sent to Virginia Mason Hospital, and Group Health acts like an insurance carrier who pays the hospital bills. Mrs. Rabbit called the doctor, I was seen right away, and was admitted at Virginia Mason Hospital almost instanteously. The only paperwork was signing 1 form to consent to treatment. I don’t know what it cost but I would guess for the ER, hospitalization, tests, doctors, medicines, etc., I probably ran up a bill of $20,000 or more. The only paperwork I received or had to deal with was home-care instructions and information about the Rx’s. No confusing EOBs, billing statements, or any of that crap — I didn’t owe a dime — and Group Health took care of all the administrative details. Since my discharge, I’ve had numerous followup doctor visits, and most of them were same-day or next-day appointments.

    So what changed? Better management, that’s what. And a customer service orientation.

    If this is what socialized medicine or Canadian-style medical care looks like when it’s well managed with a customer service orientation, I think everyone should have it!

    The fact is, Americans pay more for medical care (per capita) than any other country, but the quality of care ranks below most developed countries. We have the highest administrative costs in the world. Our private-market system of delivering health care has proved to be costly and inefficient. And nearly 20% of our population has no access to health care at all — and the administration in power has just changed the bankruptcy laws to make the little guy’s medical debts financially ruinous (while making it easier for giant corporations to welsh their pension obligations at the expense of vulnerable senior citizens). It sucks! I’m not saying we should adopt the Canadian system, or even the Group Health system — but we should adopt something better (and fairer) than the piece-of-crap medical care system we have now, which serves high-salaried CEOs far better than it serves patients or consumers.

  26. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Periodically, we are subject to Mark the Ruffian’s diatribes about how only commodity traders and other bloodsucking bastards who skim fortunes off the top of the economy while producing nothing except higher consumer prices “deserve” medical care.

    In the World of Mark, if you’re a daycare worker taking care of tots for $9 an hour, fuck you! According to him, you don’t deserve medical care (or survival) because you don’t have an MBA in Bloodsucking, and don’t want six (or seven, or eight, or nine, or ten) figures!

    Mark is Exhibit A for why I’m a Democrat. This pampered product of privileged private school education thinks only the rich deserve to be rich, and only the powerful deserve to live. Fuck you Mark! Ever hear the word “community”? Know what it means? Of course you don’t. Your idea of “community” is Animal House and the country club! Do us all a favor, get the fuck out of this country and live on a desert island with your like-minded bots. When you leave, the price of sugar will fall overnight.

  27. 33

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    League of Conservation voters – isn’t that green half of their little symbol a marijuana leaf?… which, of course, they put AHEAD of the red stripe we assume symbolizes our country.
    WTG Maria!
    Endorsements by the like minded!!!

  28. 34

    Another TJ spews:

    Goldy @ 19

    … It depends on whom I writing to.

    I see. I failed to apply the proper filter for this particular medium.

  29. 35

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Wabbit @ 32 – I asked you before to make a list of all the “rights” people have. Make the gd list asshole. While you’re at it, why don’t you suggest what you think a “fair” minimum wage should be? $25/hr??? $30/hr????

    And you can shove your community up your ass. The fucking “community” is a bunch of goddam freeloading assholes who have convinced the fucking robin hood politicians to stick their greedy fucking hand in my pocket. I am sick and fucking tired of paying the bills for these worthless pieces of shit.

    Here’s the deal: If you want what I’ve got, do what I do. Otherwise, STFU.

  30. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    Those “goddam freeloading assholes” and “worthless pieces of shit” are your customers. Without them, you’re nothing. Lucky for you that you were born in the 20th century instead of the 18th century. If the real Americans who began the arduous task of building this country in a wilderness and securing its freedoms in the 1700s had someone with your attitude living in their village they would have hog-tied you to a horse, pointed the horse to the Indian territories, and whacked the horse on the rump with a birch stick.

  31. 38

    JCH spews:

    WMD FOUND IN IRAQ [Roger Rabbit…How Can This Be!!!] hehe….

    The media is fond of reminding us that no Weapons of Mass Destruction were ever found in Iraq. This has been the clarion call of the Democrats for a couple of years now. However, did you know that WMD were found in Iraq? Not just a couple…but lots of them. A mother who lost her son in Iraq was interviewed on Fox News had this to say: “I have seen photos of entire fighter jets buried in the sand. I have seen pictures of entire caches of weapons that just my son’s unit would uncover.” I wonder why we never hear much about that one? Here’s also a nice little list of what was found:

    -500 tons…that’s right…TONS…make that 1million pounds of yellow cake uranium. It was found at Saddam’s nuclear weapons facility (yup…he had one of those too.)

    -1.8 tons of partially enriched uranium found at the same place. You know, the stuff you need to make nukes.

    -Hidden centrifuge parts and blueprints.

    -Two dozen artillery shells loaded with Sarin and mustard gas.

  32. 39

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Are you really that fucking stupid? A community is one where everybody pulls his weight and makes a meaningful contribution. Everybody gets off their asses and helps everybody else.

    But not in Wabbit World. In Wabbit World, people who fuck up their lives through bad choice after bad choice after bad choice can simply vote to have others pay their bills for them.

    You got it wrong as usual rabbit. If you lived 200 years ago, you and the rest of your stupid freeloading piece of shit friends would the ones run out of town.

    And we’re all waiting to hear a complete list of “rights” you think you have. What are they? C’mon… come right out and say it.

    And what fucking “customers” are you talking about? The people whose bills I pay are my “customers” now? Shit, I thought there were blood sucking parasites. Customers my ass. Fuck you.

  33. 40

    Richard Pope spews:

    I think it will be tough for McGavick to beat Cantwell. The state GOP isn’t a very inspiring bunch of people, and tends to be heavily controlled from the top down and discourage innovation. Can McGavick really inspire even the GOP, since he will be viewed as annointed by the leadership?

    Rossi managed to be inspirational, but it was largely because Gregoire is so uninspiring, and because people are strongly wanting to change almost anything after 24 years. This was in spite of Rossi also being annointed and seeming to come almost out of nowhere.

    I don’t see the inherent inspiration to change the US Senate, which the GOP has basically controlled for the last 12 years. (Yes, the Dems were ahead 51-49 for 18 months in 2001-02, but it was close enough not to change things too much.) And probably even less inspiration since the President isn’t all that popular.

    I will predict that Cantwell will beat McGavick by about the margin that Murray beat Nethercutt last fall. Why should challenging Cantwell be any more (or less) competitive for the GOP than challenging Murray? It won’t be a total blowout, but Cantwell should win by five to ten points in a strongly contested election.

  34. 41

    righton spews:

    Sadly, Maria is better/smarter than Patty. Congrats to dems on Maria, shame on us for Patty.

  35. 42

    Dr. E spews:

    MTR @ 38

    “A community is one where everybody pulls his weight and makes a meaningful contribution. Everybody gets off their asses and helps everybody else.”

    You know, that sounds oddly… Marxist.

  36. 44

    JCH spews:

    41…..No, In your Marxist “Hillary Village” 51% vote Democrat so they can live off of someone else’s taxes. This is right out of “The Grasshopper and the Ant”. Democrats: social parasites, also known as “progressives”

  37. 45

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Well I didn’t miss any of them. I was on a cruise ship having a ball while the LEFTIST PINHEADS (aka USEFUL IDIOTS) were gnashing their rotting teeth and wringing their uncalloused hands (uncalloused because they don’t work….the only callouses LEFTIST PINHEADS aka USEFUL IDIOTS have are on their brains and their asses!
    Although I did miss Roger Rabbit….he’s not a pansy-ass like the other faggots.

  38. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    “But not in Wabbit World. In Wabbit World, people who fuck up their lives through bad choice after bad choice after bad choice can simply vote to have others pay their bills for them.”

    Where does this world exist Mark? I’ve never seen such a world. As far as I know, it only exists in right-wing rant-mythology.

  39. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    “And what fucking “customers” are you talking about? The people whose bills I pay are my “customers” now? Shit, I thought there were blood sucking parasites. Customers my ass. Fuck you.”

    You don’t have customers? Oh. My mistake.

    So you get your money from the government then?

  40. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    “I was on a cruise ship”

    You should have told us where you were going! We were worried about you! We thought maybe Mrs. Cynical murdered you, cut you up like a chicken in the bathtub, and fed the pieces to the sand sharks in Puget Sound.

  41. 49

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    Richard has it backwards again, as usual. Gary Locke was uninspiring; Christine Gregoire is dynamic and exciting!

  42. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    “Although I did miss Roger Rabbit….he’s not a pansy-ass like the other faggots.”

    Don’t worry, Mr. Cynical — I fought the good fight in your absence! Specifically …

    … I tore Stefan a new belly button; and
    … I worked over Mark the Ruffian pretty good too; and
    … I exposed assorted other trolls as the liars they are.

    While you were gone, Steffie Baby “outed” me as Dean Logan blogging on a KC computer! (He’s mistaken, but I’m humoring him.) Stefan also GOT A JOB! This boy did have too much time on his hands. Now that he’s employed as a King County poll worker, since I’m Dean Logan (in his mind anyway) it’s my duty to supervise him. So I’m now Steffie’s supervisor!

    Cool, huh?!

  43. 51

    klake spews:

    I will not only vote for Cantwell, I will donate money and volunteer work to her campaign! Suck on that, trolls!

    Comment by Roger Rabbit— 8/29/05 @ 3:01 pm

    Hey Wabbit would you want to run a clean election next time now that you and the other half will be watching the ballot boxes. Check out this web site ans used their method of checking out the voters.
    Now all the proper democrates will be alowed to vote and those nasty Repiblicans can be turn away.
    Gold Bless, and you to headless Lucy

  44. 52

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    MTR is very, very confused. He is now contradicting himself, trapped by the internal contradictions of his own illogical thinking.

  45. 53

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    So tell us Mark, what happened to your every-man-for-himself worldview, and what suddenly turned you into a Democrat?

  46. 54

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Was it your realization that you might be laying in a hospital bed some day, with no money to pay your medical bills, and fear that you might be dumped on the curb to die in the gutter, alone and unloved and unwanted?

  47. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    Just because Georgia Republicans are reenacting Jim Crow laws doesn’t mean Washington Democrats should follow suit.

  48. 56

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Wabbit – Are you off yer meds? WTF are you talking about. Try to be coherent.

    The problem with you, and the rest of the parasites of your ilk is that you have no sense of shame. You see absolutely nothing wrong with confiscating the fruits of others life energy under some kookball notion that you have a “right” to do it. Fuck you freeloader parasites.

  49. 57

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Wabbit @ 44 – Let me give you an example. I used to have a neighbor who had 4 kids. All with different fathers. Mom was 20 years old. We called her “pantydropper”. This little slut got knocked up the first time when she was 15 and managed to have 4 “accidents”… one after another.

    Did she work? Noooooooooooo. Did she gradiate high school? Noooooo. Did she have any marketable skills? Nooooooooo. Did she give a fuck? Nooooooooo. Why should she? She was living off the taxpayers and doin’ just fine. No problems….

  50. 58

    headless lucy spews:

    re 1: Beats being a “useless idiot” like Mr Cynical. What could be more useless in a liberal haven like WA state than an atavistic moron like Mr Cynical? (Your suspicions are correct. Atavistic means you’re gay!)

  51. 59

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Hey Lucy – I’ll bet it’s a big mystery to you why you only make 72 cents on the dollar. Can’t figger it out huh??? (Psst… it’s not discrimination… it’s because you’re a fucking idiot.)

  52. 60

    righton spews:

    Still wondering about Maria’s spin on her former “independent, rich, self financed woman”…now its, “experienced”??

    what is good about her, aside from being liberal (since i obviously coudn’t articulate a reason to vote for her, save for knowing Emily’s list has mandated the robots to support her).

  53. 61

    antidote spews:

    It’s always fun to compare Goldy’s post with the number of responses and the time in which those responses appear. Cuz there’s a direct correlation between the number of rigid-wing responses and the threat those trolls feel from the subject matter. In this case, from the large number of immediate and viscious (not to mention stupid) responses that the trolls have put up, I’d say that Sen. Cantwell poses a pretty big threat to their little world.

  54. 62

    KS spews:

    Cantvotewell was elected by mistake in 2000, when Gorton did not contest the result which was clearly questionable – King Sims pulled off his first corrupt election. Trolls from the left – y’all must like socialism because that’s what she, Murray and Queen Luda-Chris will bring you – along with a sheocracy. Anyone care to wager on the economic well-being if the socialist leftist elites continue to rule ? It will suck worse than today – as the monorail and light rail will plunge Seattle into big time debt, but that will be OK by you who worship the religion of liberalism – different than libertarian by a long shot. Anyone dare to vote for change or are enamered with mediocrity ?

  55. 63

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    King 5 TV reports that a gang of Christian Taliban witches are dissing Starbucks for printing sayings on their coffee cups that are too liberal for the group’s liking.

    I’m gonna go to Starbucks and by a latte right now!

  56. 64

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Antidote – You’re right. Liberals do pose a threat. Absolutely. One need only look into the McdermottZone and look around. You guys should all get bumper stickers for your volvos that say “I’m stupid and uniformed and I VOTE !”

    Here’s the deal. Murka does NOT move forward by conservatives and moonbats working together. Murka moves forward by defeating libs and their kooky ideas. You are the party of failure. The party of fear. The party of kooks. The party of stupidity.

    Here’s a test. List all the great legislation that MC has sponsored that moves Murka forward. I’m waiting. Can’t wait to see the list.

  57. 65

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Reply to 54

    Did Pres. Clinton (D) kick her off welfare and make her get a job? Yesssss …

  58. 66

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    What’s your solution to that problem, Mark?

    Here’s the GOP solution:

    1. Don’t let public schools teach kids anything about sex
    2. Don’t let kids have access to birth control
    3. Above all, don’t let allow abortions so unwanted kids whose parents can’t support or raise them HAVE TO BE BORN ANYWAY!!!

  59. 67

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Wabbit @ 61 – The problem can be fixed for 10 cents. Give the girlz a dime. Tell them to hold it between their knees. As long as the dime is there, they and the taxpayers are safe.


  60. 68

    Nindid spews:

    It always amazes me how uniformly backwards so many of the trolls are around here…

    MTR says Democrats are the party of fear, failure and stupidity.

    Now which party ran on the platform of ‘vote for us or the US will be struck by a wave of terrorist attacks?’ Wasn’t that Dick Cheney the Democrat? Fear.

    Failure – where to start with Bush – lets look at just the big ones here. How do you rate the economy the past 5 years for average folks? How about CinC? That voluntary war in Iraq has worked out well. How about international relations and our standing in the world? Failures all….

    Stupidity? Not sure where to go with this one… one minute Democrats are latte-sipping cultural elitists controlling higher education (read smart) and now we are just stupid. Hmmm…

  61. 69

    JCH spews:

    “protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge”…..Hey Goldy, No nukes, 50 cent more tax on gasoline, no new refineries, save ANWR, no drilling off Kalifornia, FL, LA, or TX!! No war for oil, and no windmills off Kennedyland, MASS. Oh yeah………It’s Bush fault gas prices are high!! [hehe….Democrats: internal traitors]

  62. 70

    Richard Pope spews:

    Will Bush do anything to help the Louisiana wetlands? Louisiana has lost thousands of square miles of swampland — converted into sea — because of sinking land and rising oceans. Louisiana has sacrificed for the benefit of the rest of the country. Oil and gas exploration has caused a lot of this. And channelling the Mississippi River, instead of allowing flooding to deposit silt, has caused most of the remainder.

    An investment of say $4 billion to $5 billion (about the cost of the proposed Seattle “tunnel” and less than one month cost of the Iraq war) would truly do wonders for Louisiana’s wetlands and also increasing the flood protection levees surrounding New Orleans.

    About a week ago, Louisiana’s governor invited Bush to take a tour of Louisiana’s wetlands (while Bush was on vacation in Crawford). Bush said he was too busy to do this. Of course, he will be taking a helicopter tour now in a few days, due to the disaster from Katrina.

    This really is one of the nation’s most tragic environmental catastrophes. Can you imagine losing an area of Washington equal to the size of King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap Counties?

    And it could have been a (much much more) horrible human tragedy — if Katrina had been 10 miles further west (or if it had stayed as strong as it was Sunday morning), the water would have been high enough to overflow the levees surrounding New Orleans and fill the entire city with water.

    Of course, the same problem (almost as severe — it gets worse every year) existed during the Clinton administration. But the scientific knowledge and public awareness increases every year, and it is a pretty major subject for attention right now.

  63. 71

    antidote spews:

    Mark the Redcommie @ 64:

    I only had five minutes, so this was all I could come up with. Of course, it doesn’t include her work on myriad other issues, such as staffing levels at military bases in the Northwest and border security along the northern tier states.

    –American Jobs Creation Act, 2004. She sponsored the provision that allowed a federal deduction to Washingtonians for state and local taxes.
    –Rural Health Improvement Act of 2001, addressing inequities in the Medicare system for rural providers.
    –Fair and Accurate Transactions Act, 2003, part of Fair Credit Reporting Act reauthorization. Requires credit reporting agencies to block information on fraudulent transactions resulting from identity theft.
    –An act establishing FAA Centers of Excellence for study of composites and other advanced materials in commercial aircraft, 2003. First center established at the UW.
    –National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Act, 2004. Offers grant and loan repayment aid to bring doctors to rural and underserved communities.
    –An element of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requiring auditing of progress by Visa Waiver Program countries in implementing a biometric visa system to identify potential terrorists.

  64. 72

    Ivan spews:

    Mark the Redneck @ 35:

    “If you want what I’ve got, do what I do.”

    I don’t think you do anything for a living, except post your right-wing drivel over here. I don’t think you have a job, or a car, or a home in Bellevue. You’re probably some high-school pinhead on Bob Williams’ payroll.

    And why aren’t you in Iraq killing “assholes” like you think we ought to be paying our hard-earned tax money to do? Scared our troops might shoot you in the back?

  65. 73

    Mr. X spews:

    Moron @ 64

    I bet ‘ol McGavick or any other like-minded Rethug would be in there trying to keep Enron from ripping off Snohomish County, right?

  66. 74

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    American Jobs Creation Act, 2004 – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. called it the “worst example of the influence of the special interests I have ever seen.” And here McCain is a hero to you guys.

    Rural Health Care and National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Act are both nanny state programs transferring money from the producers to the takers. Groucho would be proud.

    And the Intelligence bill attempts to implement an American law in foreign countries? How’s that for imperialism.

    Also, are you suggesting that all these things came from her fertile mind? She thought up these things all be herself? Or did a puppet master give these things to her as “go-dos”

  67. 75

    bill spews:

    Hey redneck, regarding “stick their greedy fucking hand in my pocket.” You are the one who is trying to pass a law requiring me to go out an buy an ID. Keep your own filthy hands out of my pocket you filthy bastard!!

  68. 76

    Moonbat spews:


    Single payer health care. McDermott introduces it at the beginning of each Congress.

    Completely lifts the burden of health care off the backs of businesses, eliminates billions of overhead and makes the economy more efficient and competitive.

  69. 77

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Moonbat – LMAO ! !! ! ! McDermott making economy more efficient and competitive. Where do you get this stuff? What talking point sheet are you using.

    You crack me up.

  70. 79

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    JCH @ 69

    Hey JCH you stupid shit, here’s a pop quiz for ya:

    Does the U.S. have more or less than refinery capacity than it had 10 years ago?

    (Hint: More)

  71. 80

    Roger Rabbit spews:


    You must not have noticed lately that health care costs are dragging down corporate balance sheets. Big time. Relieving companies of this burden would do more to improve corporate profits than pretending options aren’t expenses ever did.

  72. 81

    antidote spews:

    Uh, Mark @ 74 — In addition to your general ignorance, you apparently also need some remedial reading classes.

    The part of the jobs act that Sen. Cantwell sponsored was the part that cut YOUR taxes (assuming you live in Washington state; if you don’t, shut UP). Of course, if you think that money is “special interest,” I’ll take your share.

    And who CARES if rural red-state doctors get shafted by Medicare, right?

    And that portion of the intelligence bill deals with ensuring that MY tax money earmarked for this project is well spent, instead of being dumped down another right-wing rat hole. Not to mention ACTUALLY ENSURING that it will contribute to border security. But Mark, you don’t want any tax money spent on border security, do you?