Open thread

This e-mail alert really was sent out, exactly like this:

From: Washington State Ferries []
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 4:40 PM
To: WSDOT-WSF Alert Recipients
Subject: Ferry Alert: Edmonds / Kingston – Late Boats

Both vessels are running 15 to 20 minutes behind schedule. We apologize for any incontinence this may cause you.

This alert was sent on 8/8/2008 at 4:39PM to subscribers of the Edmonds / Kingston route.


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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    The buck stops with Governor Gregoire.
    The idiot who sent this off is one of the top-notch State Employees who deserve a big raise because ????????????

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    proud leftist spews:

    Hey Cynical
    If every single problem with any state-run entity in the state of Washington should be attributed to Governor Gregoire, then shouldn’t every single problem with any federally-run entity be attributed to GW?

  3. 5

    rhp6033 spews:

    Actually, if the ferries are running late because of rough weather, I would think that it is involuntary expulsions from the other end of the digestive tract which might be more frequently the problem.

  4. 6

    Don Joe spews:

    Combine the “coloscomy” bit from the last open thread with this one, and one can’t help but foresee a shitty outcome.

    Almost makes one pine for Usenet kill files…

  5. 8

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Don’t ask CynCyn to apply actual logic. It ruins his chance to appear to be the world’s biggest gas bag and hypocrite.

  6. 11

    Jim, (a genuine musician) spews:

    It’s Gregoire’s fault that we used to be 5th in Forbes magazine’s ratings for business-friendly environment.

    Now we’re 3rd, dammit!
    Dang librals at Forbes.

  7. 12

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    The date on the email alert from the Washington State Ferries was obviously a typo: the wrote “08/08/2008″ when they meant “08/18/2008.” No need for anyone to get their underwear in a knot, unless you’re just looking for piss ant things to bitch about.

  8. 13

    chris spews:

    It happened on the 8th, which was a Friday, not the 18th, which is today, a Monday. This is old “news”.

  9. 15

    proud leftist spews:

    It is inappropriate to refer to “goatfucking Republicans.” To do so slanders goats. We need to refer to “goat raping Republicans.” Goats would never consent to affection from Republicans.

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    Reformed republican spews:

    Just hope the ferries incontinence hasn’t caused them to spring a leak!

  11. 19

    Reformed republican spews:

    @2: Because at least the idiot who sent it off could qualify for a state job – unlike cynical who could not qualify for ass wiper during a diarrhea epidemic.

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    I’m not sure how Obama went gray overnight. Maybe he’s had some of his hair dyed gray to appear older, and thus, more experienced and Presidential. I’m still voting for him, though, despite the persistent rumors that his father died in Tora Bora fighting along side al-Qaeda against the U.S. military. And I’m still voting for him despite the fact he won’t say the pledge of Allegiance, and the fact he has banned the American flag from his campaign plane. It’s time for a change. I am so sick of Bush and the Republicans.

  13. 21

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Hey Troll does sucking all that right wing dick make you that crazy? You’ve confused President Obama with your pals on the McSame campaign.

    Remember – it was McSame who was a traitor and a coward, working with the VC to give up American troops to our enemies.

    But that doesn’t stop assholes like you from voting “GOP” because you are a traitor too.

  14. 22

    michael spews:

    I wonder if Gnarls Barkley knows the Washington State College Republicans are using his music in a recruitment video.


    The words flash onscreen over earnest rock guitar: “I sometimes ask myself … Why am I a REPUBLICAN?? … But then I realize … I am SOOO not a Democrat.”

    A slide show kicks in, set to Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”: images of the Clintons, peace activists, abortion rights protesters, Sean Penn.

    “Are you really one of them?” the clip asks. “I didn’t think so.”

    The online video and others like it — including an interview series that, despite the name “Republican on the Street,” is somewhat less partisan — are the efforts of, a mobilizing group for young conservatives sponsored by the King County Republican Party. With an emphasis on social-networking and new media channels, courts young Republicans and potential converts ready to “join the (R)esurgence” of conservatism

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    YLB spews:

    I’m still voting for him, though, despite the persistent rumors that his father died in Tora Bora fighting along side al-Qaeda against the U.S. military. And I’m still voting for him despite the fact he won’t say the pledge of Allegiance, and the fact he has banned the American flag from his campaign plane.

    Anyone so stupid to buy garbages lies like these (passed through e-mail chains no doubt) – we don’t need your vote. Vote for McSame. He’s your man.

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    Marvin Stamn spews:

    any incontinence this

    Yet another example of government employees proving their incontinence incompetence.

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    Constitutionalist spews:

    One need not discuss “garbage” or “lies” about Obama. All he needs to do is look at his past and his connections with such men as William Ayers and Frank Marshall Davis.

    Ayers and friends were terrorists and he is still not sorry for his actions, he is sorry that he did not do enough.

    Davis is Obama’s mentor according to his own book, and was a member of CPUSA. He talks about Frank in his “Dreams. . .” book.

    As CPUSA supporter Frank Chapman wrote of Obama:
    “Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle,” Chapman wrote. “Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.”

    More info at:

  18. 27

    Blue John spews:

    If you all are so afraid of communists, how come you are not vehemently against anything do do with China

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    Reformed republican spews:

    @26: Moron
    That is about all I can say about someone who has no clue about the facts. Ayers was on the same local board in chicago as Obama – so what. That means nothing.
    Is it as important as McCain influence peddling in the Keating 5? No. Is it in any way a real meaningful connection? No
    Do you have anything of significance to indicate that Obama is a socialist? No.

    Do you base your decisions about who should be president on facts or rumors?

    Grow up and try to look at the facts instead of stale dry rumorts circulated by the people who brought you Bush.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Paranoia at the level at which you suffer is a debilitating condition, interfering with most activities of daily living. The good news is that it is treatable. You would surely benefit from contacting a good psychiatrist. I wish you the best.

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    Constitutionalist spews:

    @28, 29

    Nothing you stated addresses anything said in the article that I cited.

    Obama’s connections to “Frank (Marshall Davis)” have been verified by various people (again see article) and Davis is a known Communist. These are historical facts. Obama mentions Frank IN HIS OWN BOOK.

    Perpetrating ignorance by not making yourself aware of the positions of candidates is a sure recipe for not being able to discuss Obama’s past or how that will influence his future.

    Who else but a socialist would put forth a “Global Poverty Act” that we “citizens of the world” are going to subsidize?

    If you are denying that he is a socialist, perhaps you are the one in need of medical assistance? What doesn’t the man think the government should address??? What is socialism?

    “I should be glad if you had really discovered a beneficent and inexhaustible being, calling itself the Government, which has bread for all mouths, balm for all sufferings, which can provide for all our wants, correct all our errors, repair all our faults, and exempt us henceforth from the necessity for foresight, prudence, judgment, sagacity, experience, order, economy, temperance, and activity.” – Frederic Bastiat, Essay on Government (1848)

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    I AM voting for Obama, but that doesn’t mean I’m not just a little concerned about a few things. Like, what if Obama’s mullah calls for a fatwa on a U.S. citizen living in the U.S? Will a President Obama obey his mullah, or will he obey the constitution? This is just one thing I wonder about.

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    Blue John spews:

    The constitution, of course.
    Reminds me of the fears about Kennedy. Will a President Kennedy obey the Pope, or will he obey the constitution?

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    Constitutionalist spews:

    Better yet, will he include Bill Ayers in his decision-making?


    I am left wondering which of the October surprises the Republicans will choose. . .

    Or, how about 62.4% of people would rather have choices other than McCain or Obama?

    As for obeying the Constitution, I don’t think you have to worry about either of the two major candidates doing that. . .