Moms Rising at Town Hall

MoveOn.org co-founder Joan Blades and environmental activist and feminist author Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner will be at Town Hall tonight plugging their new book, The Motherhood Manifesto, and kicking off MomsRising.org, a grassroots movement to get women more active in changing legislative and workplace policies regarding women and families. (Lynn has some more info over at Evergreen Politics.)

Tickets are $5 at the door, Town Hall, 8th & Seneca, 7:30 PM. Kids are both welcome and free, so bring the whole family.

I intend to be there, and hope to bump into Mr. Rowe-Finkbeiner to wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors, and to thank him for supporting his wife in hers.

Comments

  1. 1

    GBS spews:

    Two more rules:
    Crack whores who take their Ex’s for a half million = liar.

    Conservative = liar.

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    5

    “Damn…..I already have more important plans tonite (going over to Rog Rabbit’s Hutch for some fresh veggies and to watch Mrs. Rabbit pop the pimples on Rog’s back).” Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/11/06@ 12:29 pm

    What the hell does THIS mean?! What ABOUT my fresh veggies? Are you planning to STEAL them? Does BIAW only pay you by commission, and the rest of the time you root around in the hutches of small furry animals ripping off their fresh veggies??!!

  3. 3

    Mark The Redneck Kennedy spews:

    Here’s a rule for you moonbats:

    Hyphen-name woman = Bitch

    Hyphen-name “man” = Hopeless Pathetic Pussy

  4. 4

    K spews:

    And some other rules-

    MTRK = poor frightened fool, raging against change he cannot understand.

    JCH = waste of space on my screen

  5. 5

    Richard Pope spews:

    Is Goldy starting to delete comments now? About 10 minutes ago, there were 16 comments on the 9:30 a.m. Reichert posting, now there are only 12 comments before my comment about the apparent deletion of 4 comments.

  6. 6

    Richard Pope spews:

    Anyway, what is Bill Rowe planning to do in his new endeavors, now that he is not running for re-election, and his service in the state senate is drawing to a close?

  7. 8

    LiberalRedneck spews:

    -About 10 minutes ago, there were 16 comments on the 9:30 a.m. Reichert posting, now there are only 12 comments before my comment about the apparent deletion of 4 comments. –

    I dunno, Richard Pope. Maybe Goldy is removing some of the most vicious racist and anti-semitic garbage your pals JCH, MTR, etc. posted there.

    Maybe you should just encourage your right wing buddies to re-post it.

    Thanks for the heads up on this event, Goldy.

  8. 9

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Damn…..I already have more important plans tonite (going over to Rog Rabbit’s Hutch for some fresh veggies and to watch Mrs. Rabbit pop the pimples on Rog’s back).

  9. 10

    TheDeadlyShoe spews:

    Now revealed: What Cynical thinks about at night.

    Goldy: This is the Seattle Town Hall, yes?

  10. 11

    TheDeadlyShoe spews:

    Also, is some other poster stealing Richard Pope’s name? I’m no fan of Richard Pope but half of his more recent postings are exactly in the style of Rufus or JCH.

  11. 13

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Will Howie Dean be there tonight? If he makes a speech, maybe Howie will include some of these gems!:

    “I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can’t play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it’s called.” –urging President Bush to make public Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’s White House records

    “You know, the Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people. They’re a pretty monolithic party. Pretty much, they all behave the same, and they all look the same. … It’s pretty much a white Christian party.” –speaking about the lack of outreach to minority communities by political parties

    “I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.”

    “I’m a metrosexual.” –employing the buzz phrase for straight men who are in touch with their feminine sides, then later admitting he didn’t know what the term means!

    “Now that we’re on dog pee, we can have an interesting conversation about that. I do not recommend drinking urine…but if you drink water straight from the river, you have a greater chance of getting an infection than you do if you drink urine.” —teaching an eight-grade science class in La Crosse, Wisconsin

    “You think people can work all day and then pick up their kids at child care or wherever and get home and still manage to sandwich in an eight-hour vote? Well Republicans, I guess can do that. Because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives.”

    “Not only are we going to New Hampshire … we’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we’re going to California and Texas and New York! And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we’re going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!” –Iowa concession speech

    As long as Howard Dean speaks….the R’s have a chance!

  12. 15

    Goldy spews:

    The only comments I ever delete are those that are deliberately and blatently off-topic. And the only person whose comments are ever delete are JCH’s.

    Normally I don’t catch them until they’re well embedded in the comment thread, and in that case, I don’t want to screw up the numbering. But occasionally, as in this thread, I came upon a string of JCH nonsequitors early, and removed them.

    JCH knows that he is welcome to contribute, but if he litters, his trash will occasionally be dumped.

  13. 16

    Apache Fog spews:

    I wonder why “Centrist” Democrats keep whining about real Progressives telling them how bad they suck. It’s like they think they have this stellar electoral track record and we’re ruining it all by raising questions about their “Liebermanesque” qualities.

    I’ll just bet you there are some Centrist Democrats out there who won’t be voting for Lieberman because you might as well vote for a Republican.

    A good example of this sort of Centrist thinking was on the front page of the Times yesterday. The writer wisely concluded that many citizens mistakenly thought there was no economic recovery because it ,”was not reflected in their paychecks.” That is so stunningly stupid it may have been written by Gore’s or Kerry’s speechwriter!

  14. 17

    Apache Fog spews:

    I guess we have that $700 billion dollar trade deficit and the out of control Republican deficits to thank for this great economy where only the uber rich benefit.

    What a bunch of yo-ho’s!!

  15. 18

    howcanyou be PROUDtobeanASS spews:

    As long as Howard Dean speaks….the R’s have a chance! -Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/11/06@ 1:08 pm

    Howard Foot-in-Mouth Dean HAS spoken.

    On behalf of conservatives everywhere, Thank you Howard! keep up the good work.

  16. 19

    socialarsonist spews:

    Statement from Representative Ed Murray on the Announced Retirement of Senator Pat Thibaudeau.

    SEATTLE: Following today’s news that State Senator Pat Thibaudeau has announced that she will not seek re-election to the State Senate, and last week’s announcement that she will pursue a new opportunity as Co-Chair of a Governor-appointed Health Care Commission, Representative Ed Murray offered the following statement:

    “I am grateful for Pat’s years of service to the district, the people of Washington, and her commitment to the issues. I wish her well and look forward to working with Pat in her new capacity on the Governor’s Health Care Commission.

    “As I said when entering the race, this was not about Pat—it was about issues I felt strongly about. I congratulate her as she begins a new chapter in her career of public service.”

  17. 20

    GBS spews:

    Perhaps in your childhood you were never spanked or ridiculed. Your parents likely isolated you from all criticism and sarcasm…hence, you morphed into the LIBERAL PINHEAD you are today.

    Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/10/06@ 9:49 pm

    So, by the Konservative Krime Klowns analogy, the way to raise a republican is to: Spank, ridicule, criticize, and project sarcasm on your children.

    Well, that explains everything about Bush, Cheney, JCH, Mr Cynical, Rufus, Janet S. and the rest of the conservatives. They were humiliated children who grew up to be angry, spiteful, anti-social, hateful adults.

    This statement certainly validates the study done in Berkeley that well adjusted children grow up to be Liberals, while whiny, snot-nosed, piss-ant kids grow up to be Konservative Krime Klowns.

    Thanks, Mr Cynical.

    I can’t believe it!!! Another republican has just told the TRUTH!!!

  18. 22

    GBS spews:

    JCH:

    Is it because, as the Krime Klown said, you were spanked, ridiculed, criticized and treated with sarcasm as a child?

    Do you resent them for your failures in life?

    After your daddy learned your shame of gagging the mask too often and were booted out of flight shcool, did he say “OH, there goes my son, the BIG SHOT Naval aviator“?

  19. 23

    howcanyou be PROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Dear Foot-in-Mouth Dean,

    Actions have consequences babe and trying to straddle the fence will do grave harm to your (perceived {snicker}) manliness:

    There is a brewing feud between Democrat National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and the militant homosexual movement. The latter is demanding that the Democrat Party be pro same-sex “marriage,” and it is increasingly upset by outreach efforts to “values voters” and evangelical Christians.

    Yesterday, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force returned a $5,000 contribution from the DNC in protest of Dean’s recent statement on Pat Robertson’s The 700 Club that the Democrat platform “says that marriage is between a man and a woman.” Congress is set to begin debate on a federal marriage protection amendment in a few weeks. We’ll find out then where both parties stand on the definition of marriage.

  20. 24

    GBS spews:

    E-3 GBS, are you proud of “rising” to E-3? Does an E-3 get an Honorable Discharge?

    You are displaying your ignorance in military matters. An E-1 can receive an honorable discharge.

    You are also lying again. I told you I was busted to E-3, but was discharged as on E-6: EN1. Remember?

    Of course you remember, the problem is you won’t be truthful. Which, is par for the course when you are dealing with a republican. They are dishonest by their upbringing.

  21. 26

    GBS spews:

    Hmmmm JCH, what happened in your childhood?

    Did your mommy spank you in front of all your friends on the playground at school, because you barfed your lunch while playing on the swings?

    That day should have been your first clue you weren’t going to be a pilot!

  22. 27

    GBS spews:

    JCH,

    Did your school counselor criticize you for still breast feeding from your mommy in 8th grade??

    Hmmmmmm. . . is that is JCH.

    Is that why you’re a bitter, lying republican?

  23. 28

    GBS spews:

    JCH,

    Did you hate minorities so much because you were picked on by the one black kid in your tiny little Western PA coal mining town?

    Is that why you hate them so much?

  24. 29

    GBS spews:

    JCH @ 28

    You did NOT get a full ride to DIV 1 school. You are an unqualifed liar.

    The only full ride you got was from being a male prostitute. Is that how you got to know Jeff Gannon? Hustling $5 blow jobs and doing anal?

  25. 30

    rhp6033 spews:

    Appachie Fog @ 12 said:

    “The writer wisely concluded that many citizens mistakenly thought there was no economic recovery because it ,”was not reflected in their paychecks.” That is so stunningly stupid it may have been written by Gore’s or Kerry’s speechwriter! ”

    Gee, I don’t know what planet you are living on, but there was nothing stupid about the comment.

    In the first place, the “economic recovery” is relative. The economy has been down so long, it has taken a long time to get back to where it was before Bush took office. I wonder how long I could keep my job as a manager if my department showed lousy results for six years, and I argued that the last couple of months it finally was improving a bit?

    Secondly, this “economic recovery” isn’t reaching the middle class, unless you say that we aren’t losing jobs quite as quickly as we might have been otherwise. Few middle-class workers have any illusions that their employer has any loyalty to them, or that they will still be working at the same company five years from now. Pay raises have been anemic – lower class workers only get a pay raise when the minimum wage is raised, and the true middle-class (both blue and white-collar) has been lucky if they get the equivilant of “cost of living” increases.

    My wife and I just did the math – we both have been working for the same firms for over ten years, our raises have NOT kept pace with inflation, and at our annual reviews we are told that we are great and valued employees, but times are tough and we should be happy that they haven’t shipped our jobs offshore – yet.

    The only people who seem to be reaping the benefits of this “economic recovery” are the ones at the very top – corporate officials, lobbyists, etc. Even the Republicans aren’t bothering to argue the “trickle down” theory anymore, because its obvious it doesn’t work. (Explantion of the trickle-down theory: the government takes money from the middle class, gives it to the rich, and then requires the middle class and the poor to work for the rich to get a much smaller portion of the money back). Instead of using the “trickle down” theory, they are now just resorting to a stick-up: “Give us what we want (tax credits, lowered tax rates, subsidies, no-bid contracts) or we close shop here and ship your job off to India!”

  26. 31

    GBS spews:

    OH, yes, JCH:

    I see you’re getting mad. You attack me but you won’t address the simple fact that you lied on this blog.

    Why is that, JCH?

    What is about your mental state that you cannot and will not confront your lying?

  27. 32

    GBS spews:

    JCH,

    You don’t live in Hawaii. You live in Kent. Remember what time dinner is in Hawaii vs the PST?

    Baaa haaa haaa.

    That was another one of your lies I caught you in. Remember?

  28. 33

    GBS spews:

    JCH,

    BTW I’m not now nor will I ever be your “Bro.” I don’t associate with people who lie about their military servie.

  29. 35

    GBS spews:

    JCH,

    Shall I post your lie again?????

    Baaa haaa haaa

    It’s right here on my desk top.

    I’m sure Roger Rabbit would like read it again.

  30. 38

    GBS spews:

    JHC:

    I know you don’t read any thing about our forefathers, so let me give a passage from and original Democrat.

    “The whole art of government is the art of being HONEST. Only aim to do your best and mankind shall give you credit where you fail.
    ~Thomas Jefferson: A Summary View of the Rights of British America

    The lesson for you, JCH, is to be HONEST and we’ll give you credit where you fail.

    Do you think you can be HONEST and tell us why you lied about your military service?

  31. 41

    GBS spews:

    Well, it must be dinner time in Hawaii.

    Baaa haaa haaa.

    See ya, LIAR>

    PS: Are you, YO and the KRIME KLOWN in a daisy chain right now chatting with ex-Mayor Jim West via a web cam? I bet you are.

  32. 43

    LiberalRedneck spews:

    -The only comments I ever delete are those that are deliberately and blatently off-topic. And the only person whose comments are ever delete are JCH’s.-

    Thanks, Goldy. I’ll stop responding to them before they get embedded. Bad habit.

  33. 44

    YO spews:

    GBS YOU GOT BALLS TELLING SOMEONE THEY ARE DISHONEST ARE YOU NOT THE ONE WHO SAID THAT KEITH OLBERMANN KICKED BILL OREILLYS ASS.WELL HOW ABOUT THOSE POLLS JAN 20005 OREILLY 2.3 OLBERMANN 0.3 RATING. OR THE MARCH TO APRIL 2006 O REILLY 1.8 OLBERMANN 0.4. SO IT TURNS OUT YOU WERE THE DISHONEST ONE.A LIER.AND BUSTED TO E-3 BUT DISCHARGED AS AN EN-1 SURE THATS BULLSHIT TO.WHY DONT YOU POST YOUR DD214.SO WE CAN SEE YOUR DISCHARGE RATE LIER.DONT CALL ANYONE A LIER AGAIN NOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN A LIE. LOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSER

  34. 46

    GottaBeRight spews:

    Appachie Fog @32. I’m fighting my better judgement in getting into a discussion with people as deluded as you. The economic indicators that everybody has always used to determine a healthy economy and prosperity were sliding quite a while before the 2000 election. Bush inherited an economic downturn from Clinton, he addressed the problems and we are now seeing the end product as a thriving economy with low unemployment in spite of outside forces that might tend to drive it down, like oil prices (gee, where’s all that free Iraqi oil we went over there to ‘steal’?) and rising interest rates. That said, if one were to be honest they would admit that the President has very little to do with how the economy goes. It’s fluctuated on the tide of economic forces irrespective of what party had control of any part of the government. I don’t believe that Bush had much to do with this really good economy any more than I thought Clinton had to do with the 90’s economy — and anybody who does I believe to be rather ignorant of economics or a simple political hack.

  35. 47

    GBS spews:

    JCH, you have a dog?!?!?

    Oh, God, do I feel sorry for that animal. How often are you sexually abusing your dog?

  36. 48

    GBS spews:

    YO,

    God Damn it!!

    I don’t have a box of crayolas handy to draw you a fucking picture that you can understand.

    I said O’Reilly’s rating are slipping in the money demo, while at the same time Olbermann’s ratings in the money demo are rising. And, he does have more viewers, than O’Reilly, in the all important “Money Demo”. O’Reilly’s medium age for his viewing audience is now officially over 70 years of age!

    I can’t esss-plain it any simpler than that.

    Dumb ass.

  37. 50

    YO spews:

    GBS YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK ON HOW YOU WERE THROWN OUT OF THE NAVY.WHY YOU COULD CALL IT.ITS ALL THERE FAULT.TELL US GBS HOW YOU GOT BUSTED AND YOUR EVALS WENT TO SHIT AND YOU MADE 1ST CLASS BACK.WHAT BULL SHIT.AND ONE MORE TIME A LT WHO IS SURFACE WARFARE IS NOT A 3100 SUPPLY OFFICER.FOR SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE SO SMART YOUR A DUMBASS.AND LOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSER

  38. 51

    GBS spews:

    YO,

    Do you even read and/or understand the numbers in your own posts?

    Let me show you with your own numbers what I’ve been saying all along. By no means am I validating the accuracy of your numbers but it paints the same picture.

    JAN 20005 OREILLY 2.3 OLBERMANN 0.3 RATING
    MARCH TO APRIL 2006 O REILLY 1.8 OLBERMANN 0.4

    Let’s do the math problem together, OK?

    If Bill had a 2.3 share in Jan ’05 and a 1.8 share a year later, did he gain viewers or lose them? Right. He lost viewers. But, how many did he lose as a percentage of his audience?

    OK, here’s how you solve the equation. Since the ’05 rating number is larger than the ’06 rating for Bill, he lost viewers. So, we have to do a “take away” problem, right? To solve you have to subtract the Jan ’05 number from the Jan ’06 number.

    All right it looks like this: 2.3-1.8 = .5 loss in viewer ship. That’s about a 22% reduction in the number of viewers.

    Now for Keith.
    His Jan 05 number is SMALLER than his 06 number, so that means he ADDED viewers, right? How many as a percentage?

    So here we are going to do another “take away” problem, but this time we’re going to subtract the Jan ’05 number form the Jan ’06 number.

    It looks like this: .4 -.3 = .1 gain in viewers, or about a 33% increase over the Jan ’05 number.

    To recap using your numbers:
    Bill O’Reilly lost about 22% of his viewers while,
    Keith Olbermann gained gained about 33% more viewers.

    Now, while it’s true Bill has way more viewers, this type of year over year negative downward trend is noticed by advertisers. The same is true of Keith. The smaller number of viewers is very important to advertisers, but they also see the positive upward trend moving in the right direction for Keith’s show.

    OK, I know that was a lot for a man who cannot spell “LIAR” but I hope that I’ve some how contributed to the growth of your little mind.

    Good luck, and good night.

  39. 52

    GBS spews:

    Oh, and YO.

    I don’t know if you’ve been able to make the connection yet, but I’ve totally caught JCH in a lie about his military service.

    Which means, I can’t believe anything he says regarding his military career. If he even had one at all.

    Why do you believe him when he claims SWO, but said his washing out of flight school was all my “vivid imagination” knowing full well he posted to the contrary?

    Which, BTW, I have posted that lie numberous times.

    Why do you believe his story of being a SWO?

  40. 53

    GBS spews:

    How to catch a Conservative in the act of lying:

    Note the date/time stamps.

    http://www.horsesass.org/index.php?p=1332

    108, Libertarian, I never attended flight school. Hence, I never “washed out”. All a figment of GBS’s vivid “imagination”. All my training was done in Newport, RI and Coronado, Ca, as well as the old Philadelphia Ship Yard. Then, three WESTPACs of 6 monthe each , one ten month IO cruise, and a tour in Coronado at the NAB. Four years at sea, and two ashore.

    Comment by Myron [JCH] Silverstein, ESQ— 2/24/06 @ 3:04 pm

    @ 123

    JCH: Are you saying GWB served in combat then? Just askin’
    Comment by windie — 1/24/06 @ 3:59 pm [No, but, Windie, have YOU ever “buckled up” in a Mach 2 F-106? Not for pussies. I washed out of Naval Air [bad GI] and served Surface Line [1110]. Flying [and training] in military jets are not for the Bill Clintons of the world.]
    Comment by JCH — 1/24/06 @ 4:37 pm

    @ 125

    FLY NAVY
    DA WO

    Comment by YO — 1/24/06 @ 3:59 pm [YO, I’m sure you are correct and I was mistaken. Thanks for the help. Anyone who flies has my respect. I was not up to the stress. Not many are. JCH, LT, USN [1110, 76-84]]

    Comment by JCH — 1/24/06 @ 4:44 pm

    Look familiar to you “YO”? Seem the Comment by in the last bit of lying there where JCH admits he wasn’t up to the “stress” of flying?

    Yeah, whose name is that in the comment by line? Who is JCH responding to “YO”??????

    OK? Got it? Make sense now? Remember? Need your nosed rubbed in anymore of JCH’s shit?

    NO!! BAD DOG!!

    Now, you too are just one of my many blog bitches. What shall I name you? Blog Bitch II? Submissive Bitch? I dunno, let me think on it for a couple of days. I’ll let you knwo what your new HA blog name will be.

    Dick suck. (don’t worry, that’s not your new name, it’s just what you are.)

  41. 54

    GBS spews:

    FOR SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE SO SMART YOUR A DUMBASS.

    Shall I presume that YOU’RE not making any claims to be a braniac, Einstein?

  42. 57

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    68

    Man I NEVER get tired of reading the story about how JCH LIED about his military service!!! :D :D :D

  43. 59

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    70

    No problem. The prison bus will make a detour from the Capitol Building to Sugarland, Texas.

  44. 60

    GBS spews:

    Left Turn @ 70:

    Bu-bu-buh-BUT he claims to be innocent!!! What gives? I must’ve been that “liberal media.”

    “The story of the GOP in a political dogfight over the skies of D.C. against the defenders of Truth, Justice and the American Way, The Fighting Dem’s!!”

    “This is RED leader 1, the “Duke”, everyone keep a sharp eye out while I land my plane and get the funds from my defense contractor buddy.”

    “Roger, Duke, this “Jack-Off”, I’ll cirle around while you get the cash.”

    “OH SHIT! Did you see that “Hammer” Duke just got splashed on the tarmac! They got him, they’re taking him to prison.”

    “This is Hammer, God Damn it, I didn’t see that one coming, where are they?!?!?!?!”

    “I dunno, Hammer, they just came out of no where.”

    “Hammer!! I got a special prosecutor all over my 6, I can’t shake him.”

    “Come on ‘Jack-Off’ you gotta get him off your tail, YOU know to much to be taken prisoner.”

    “Hammer, I need you as my wingman, can you cover? URGENT!”

    “Uhhhh. . . Come again, Jack-Off, you were breaking up.”

    “I repeat, I need a wingman, this special prosecutor closing in, Hammer, you gotta help me!!”

    “Sorry, Jack-Off, the C-in-C, Heir Bush, was talking to me. Say again.”

    “They just fired on me, I think I took a hit. Can Heir Bush help me??? I need some help up here.”

    “Copy, Jack-Off, let me make the request.”

    “Sorry, Jack-Off, Heir Bush says you’re on your own, he claims to not know you very well, only met you twice.”

    “This is Jack-Off, I’m hit and going down. May Day, May Day!”

    “Eject, Eject!”

    “I see a ‘chute, but it looks like they captured him, too.”

    “The shit’s gonna hit the fan now. Any intel from Porter “Full House” Goss?”

    “This is “Ney-sayer’, Hammer, that’s a negative on Full House. Looks like he’s going to the Shit House. Quit unexpectedly.”

    “This is the Hammer I got Ronnie “Dead Eye” Earle in my six. OH, shit, There’s Patrick “Merry Fitzmas” Fitzpatrick lining up on me”

    “. . . . I’m hit! I’m hit!! Those son of bitches exterminated meeeeeeeeeeeee”

    “This is Ney-Sayer, I’m flyin’ solo here where’s Rove?? Where’s Libby??”

    “Oh God, am I next?”

    “This is “Merry Fitzmas” You bet your sweet ass you are, PUNK!”