Open Thread 11/9

- Is Greg Nickels looking for a position in the administration?

- The kind of people who vote for Obama and for Walker are frustrating. But, fuck Senator Ron Johnson.

- The person who recorded Romney’s 47% remark is an American hero.

- Not a problem.

- I realized that there are two movies about Lincoln based on books. One incredibly well received by a Harvard historian at the top of her craft, and one about vampires. And the book I’ve read is the vampire one (it was fun).


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    HappyHeathen spews:

    The hero….wasn’t there something going around that it was one of Jimmy Carter’s nephews or a relative of Carters? Hero at any rate!

  2. 3

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @1 Thick as a brick!

    Haven’t you heard? RedState tells us now(!)
    Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    The result of all of these false numbers and inaccurate ground reports is simple: Mitt Romney had no idea what was coming on election day and his false sense of confidence directly translated into how the campaign operated in the closing weeks. In the words of one source, it was a con job. As David Mamet famously said, “If you’re in the con game and you don’t know who the mark is … you’re the mark.” Mitt Romney had no idea what was coming.

    America did not get conned, but you were and still are ….asshole!

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    MikeBoyScout spews:

    John the rape thing Koster campaigns for the title of WA’s biggest whiner

    Sadly, and for reasons untold, neither the National Republican Congressional Committee nor the Washington State Republican Party stepped up to provide us with anything more than token support.

    John, you ignorant bigoted teabagging piece of woman hating shit, let me fill in the “reasons untold” for you.
    Even the morally bankrupt, inept, fiscally profligate Republicans understood you are a LOSER.
    That’s why they treated you worse than the other ignorant, bigoted teabagging pieces of shit in your party. KOSTER IS A LOSER.

    For crying out load, you could not even win in your own county!

    Now, please slink off to wallow in your farm’s cow shit, where you belong.

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    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Hippie spews:

    I love how Thing-1 and Thing-2 (Piltdown and KimJong) have boiled down their whole Randian, self-congratulatory, rapacious world-view to two words, a very slim and slick propaganda amuse bouche.

    It’s really kind of refreshing after spending some time over at (un)SP and RagnarDanneskold’s cloying self-righteousness – which has all the subtlety of a Soviet-era military parade.

    I think a sense of style may have rubbed off on the Things…they’ve become metrosexual!

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    Michael spews:

    In Philly, Housing in Walkable Places Held Up Better Than Suburban Housing
    It’s been a bad few years for homeowners around the country, and those in greater Philadelphia are no different. But people who owned houses in Philadelphia’s center city or suburban areas near a walkable town center fared better than others.

    It’s not just Philly it’s damn near everywhere in the US. But, government spending on suburban roads keeps going up and funding for light rail and transit to serve those walkable places is hard to come by.

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    Michael spews:

    According to the Sec of State King County still has 214,125 ballots to count. King County went for Inslee 62.16% to 49.21% .

    Snohomish has 53,000 votes left to count and went for Inslee 51.17% to 48.83%

  7. 14

    expatchad spews:

    12. proud leftist spews:

    1 and 5
    Just fuck off. Your childishness has become tiresome.

    They’re trying to become a sort of minimalist Puddy

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    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Hippie spews:

    So…no sign of bob, after a few cursory posts Tuesday morning.

    I wonder if he, seemingly like the rest of the Republican universe, actually believed the bullshit he was spewing, or if he knew it was propaganda and that he saw how truly behind Rmoney always was?

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    Michael spews:

    Dwight Pelz, the enigmatic chairman of the Washington State Democratic Party, was quick to react to McKenna’s concession.

    “I couldn’t be more excited that, after running a fantastic campaign and providing

    As someone that made quite a few phone calls and knocked on a bunch of doors for Inslee, I’d have to say that his campaign wasn’t that fantastic. Had Inslee’s campaign been fantastic this thing would have been over on election night.

    It’s like there’s a rule somewhere that Washington State gubernatorial (can’t believe I spelled that correctly on the first try) campaigns have to suck. I’ve never seen one that didn’t suck.

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    K spews:

    I’m still waiting for the refrain about how “dumb” Patty Murray is. She sure screwed up the D’s Senate campaign, didn’t she.

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    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    It’s funny – over at (un)SP, the buffoons here, SE Cupp on Maher just now – it’s a wingnut refrain – FREE STUFF!

    OK, max, what ‘free stuff’ do you suppose people voted for? what precisely do you imagine people expect to get ‘free’?

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    The problem with calling Patty Murray dumb is that the Republicans can’t find anyone smart enough to beat her.

    Who’s the dumb one?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Judge Rules Auburn Can’t Exclude Peace From Veterans Day

    A federal judge has ordered the city of Auburn to allow a group calling itself “Veterans For Peace” to march in the city’s annual Veterans Day parade, stating that contrary to what the mayor believes, being in favor of peace doesn’t dishonor veterans.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @26 I’m tired of Republicans constantly demanding taxpayer handouts. Let’s cut them off, starting with the socialist farmers in eastern Washington who get public water and public power for practically free.

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    proud leftist spews:

    In charge of the DSCC, Patty Murray sure beat the shit out of John Cornyn (TX) head of RSCC, didn’t she? No one, not even Nate Silver, predicted the Democrats would gain seats in the Senate. But, they did. Keep thinking Patty’s dim, you dimwits.

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    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    Proud Leftist

    Good point, but Cornyn’s reward is a promotion, despite the performance of the GOP Senate Candidates. Going into this year, nobody thought the Democrats had a chance, and the managed to hold North Dakota, Montana, and Missouri, and pickup Indiana(which I think the GOP would have held if they had re-nominated Lugar, who by the way, when he was mayor in Indianapolis, presided over the consolidation of the city government of Indianapolis with Marion County, sort-of small government), even though the Romney won those states.

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    wharfrat spews:

    @31…..hey, hey, hey let’s not go overboard on this. That not what we mean by free stuff. Us yeoman types out here in wheat and tater country provide you city slickers with cheap stuff like, ya know, white bread and instant mashed. Plus we have harvest festivals and tourist thingies like the laser show at the dam…and we don’t charge you for that. Plus, and I’m probly gonna offend some of you more sensitive types, the free stuff we’re talkin’ about is mostly the stuff for those lazy criminal types who live in certain sections of your cities. Nuff said!

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    Here in the threads the “free stuff” meme has been used in 83 troll comments reaching back to 2005 – first used by PuddyTrots.. But it’s most used these days by little maxee the asswipe troll.

    I guess “free stuff” is the new “handout” which has been used much more – in 345 comments.

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    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    I asked about the ‘free stuff’ over at (un)SP last night, and the only answer I got was from a non-regular over there with a story – ‘commutes 4-6 hours’, ‘feeds teh government more than he feeds his family’ ‘pissed about people filing a 1040 and getting money back’ ’47%’…

    It sounded really made-up, sewn-together rightist meme…I pointed out that the 47% is in large measure the working poor, the elderly and very young people just starting out…I never heard back.

    I think ‘free stuff’ is the catchy new way to say ‘I got mine’ and ‘don’t give shit to those…”, it’s a cri du coeur from the old white guys watching their world disappear…sad really.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @41 Old troll, new name.

    Interesting how these trolls keep trying to cover their tracks. It isn’t working, though.