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I don’t know what’s gonna be worse for WA Republicans… Dino Rossi running, or not running?


  1. 1

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    A Rossi rerun? Not good for GOP if they actually want to win, but who else do they have? Vance? Reichert? Timmy? I mean, it’s pretty dismal on their side. McKenna could put on a ‘reasonable republican’ face. Otherwise, they are all nutcases, and will get slaughtered.

    Their best bet is to convince Chuck Hagel to establish residency.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Whatever happened to Mike!? I assume he’s serving our fine state in some magnanimous and sacrificial manner, rather than pursuing his own interests.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    Dino better run; there’s a bunch of people coming after him to kick his bony ass…

  4. 8

    proud leftist spews:

    It appears Ted Stevens’s son, Ben, a state senator in Alaska, will be going down on bribery charges. Boy, couldn’t happen to a finer family.

  5. 9

    OneMan spews:

    @8: careful about combining the words “going down” and “Republican”.

    Just sayin’.


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    Kark Kiff spews:

    I am new here. Can someone explain the Burn Bush thermometer?
    How come it is so far over 100% Is the idea to wait until it breaks?

    Is Gregoire favored here?

    I once thought of working for her. We both went to Gonzaga and fought over the Dantooine Teachings. Gregoire was friendly with the Master of the Sorority Council. The Council was struggling against the anti Greek forces and members of the Order were leaving, dwindling our numbers which was a cause of concern to the Council.

    The Master elevated CG to the Council making four leaders with Xaverri, S-J-M as Owen, and Seth Jodavin. They struggled to keep the sisterin order, as many fell to the Dark Side. If the sisters don’t keep the Order together, the non Greeks could rule not only Gonzaga but Seattle U!

    Of course as a council member, Christine took a nom de saber. In a fight to stop the anti greeks, Christ-jedi was granted the rank of Master, proving her skills time and again, not just with her saber but with truly wonderful use of the force.

    Sadly, for me I never could wield a sword as bright, thick and long as hers so I turned to the other side. I now work for Microsoft.

    Hope to see you all more here.

    Kark Kiff
    Council Member

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    SeattleJew spews:


    It is a left over from a successful fund raiser for Darcy Burner. Now that it has past 100% it seems to keep going!

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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    @10: If you look closely at the thermometer, you will note the goal was $100K, and it has been surpassed.

    Q.E.D., ya’ll.

  9. 16

    YLB spews:

    Irony of the day:

    From the Treasury Department:

    09/30/2006 $8,506,973,899,215.23
    09/30/2005 $7,932,709,661,723.50
    09/30/2004 $7,379,052,696,330.32
    09/30/2003 $6,783,231,062,743.62
    09/30/2002 $6,228,235,965,597.16
    09/30/2001 $5,807,463,412,200.06
    09/30/2000 $5,674,178,209,886.86

    Total Debt Outstanding: $9,016,288,006,279.21

    A Note From President George W. Bush to the future generations of America:

    Here’s the total cost for my stupidity. I thought you could cut taxes, increase spending and go to war all at the same time and it would work out OK. I was wrong. Sorry.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    In a first for me, this is offered without comment:

    Justin Cliburn, 25, of Lawton, Okla., was among a contingent of Iraq veterans attending the [anti-war] rally. He said that when he went to Iraq in December 2005, he was a war supporter but quickly changed his mind when he got to Baghdad.

    “We’re occupying a people who do not want us there,” Cliburn said. “We’re here to show that it isn’t just a bunch of old hippies from the 60s who are against this war. It’s the people on the ground… If you want to support the troops, listen to what we have to say.”

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    Daddy Love spews:

    Hey, you know, Abu Risha wasn’t killed because he was against Al Qaeda. He was killed because he was too close to the hated Americans.

    That’s the reality in Iraq. We are hated by the people. We are feared by the people. The people want us to leave, and they support those who attack us.

    Wanna talk about “victory” and what it looks like in that circumstance? Is “victory” forcing a government they do not support on a people who resent your presence?