by Carl, 05/09/2011, 7:31 PM

- This post brought back strong memories of doing flash cards with my mother on the train to her parents’ house.

- This is 100% factual.

- Freedom!

- This looks like a hoot, but I’ll be at Drinking Liberally tomorrow.

- I wouldn’t say genius.

- I’m sure glad we voted for a Republican house, or we might never get a vote on this shit.

23 Responses to “Open Thread”

1. Michael spews:

I’m a Post Modern!
http://people-press.org/typology/quiz/?result

Actually, I think this quiz is kinda full of crap.

2. John Coaltrain spews:

Droll comics are right up my alley.

3. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 1

Oh goody. I got Solid Liberal, Along with 14% of the public.

Actually, I took that 3-D political test a couple of years ago, cant find a link or remember the name offhand. but it placed me as a “left wing libertarian”.

I can accept that.

4. rhp6033 spews:

Thank you, Florida, for the gift of $15 million in federal money that your state rejected.

Washington gets $15 Million from Florida

5. John425 spews:

Carl: You trained your Mom with flash cards?

6. Steve spews:

I’d explain how it is that the utterly humorless and clueless Pudge is one of the dumbest motherfuckers in the entire known universe but all of you already know this to be true. I’d offer a link as further proof of this but you already know where his dumbfuck drivel is posted. Teh stupid is very strong at that site, almost as strong as the hate. heh- Stupidity and hate – tickets to the dark side.

7. rhp6033 spews:

Now THIS is interesting. The Obama administration is on the cusp of proposing a new rule which requires that companies bidding on federal contracts disclose all their political contributions, not only to candidates but to political organizations.

Order would target federal contractors’ election spending

This would be done by executive order, which by-passes the need for Congressional action or approval. And with the two houses of Congress split between the two parties, having the executive order nixed by Congressional action is highly unlikely.

Of course, the corporations are fighting back hard on this one, and the proposed rule hasn’t been published for public comment yet, so there’s plenty of time for the corporations to find a way to get provisions inserted which would make it unenforceable.

And the comment threads predictably have the wingnuts squawking and complaining that the order doesn’t require union disclosure. Since when does a union bid on a contract????

8. The Real Fake Pudge spews:

@6 You are a damned liar. And if the “Fake Pudge” slithers in for an appearance, you all should know that he’s a damned liar too. There’s only one Real Fake Pudge and that is the only truth you will ever need to know.

9. Fake Pudge spews:

@8
Liar!

10. Michael spews:

I like the 3-D test and came out a member of the libertarian left as well.

11. Roger Rabbit spews:

You think our politics is weird? Our politics is nothing compared to the politics of Pakistan …

12. The Real Fake Pudge spews:

@9 I figured you show up. Liar!

13. Roger Rabbit spews:

@3 I’m a 14-percenter too!

@4 Eureka! I’ve hit on the solution to Olympia’s budget woes! Solution: Elect more Republicans in other states.

14. Roger Rabbit spews:

Now I’m gonna kick back and amuse myelf by watching both fake pudges piss on each other.

15. Fake Pudge spews:

@12
First let’s throw out the idea that any other than me is the Fake Pudge.
Second let’s throw out the idea that that Obama’s team caught Osama. Anyone with a moderate amount amount of intelligence can see that it was George Bush that really caught Osama.
Third, given #1, and #2. anyone other than liars and leftists can see that I’m the Fake Pudge.

16. rhp6033 spews:

A little more….

The Washington State GOP straw poll of 2012 potential presidential candidates revealed a surprising winner.

Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfathers Pizza, won with 54 of the 357 votes cast. Mitt Romeny was second with 52 votes, and Mitch Romney was 51.

Falling into the second tier were Chris Christie, 39 votes, Tim Pawlenty with 28 votes, Paul Ryan with 22, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee both tied at 14.

The “also rans” included Rudy Giuliani (12 votes), Ron Paul with 10, Michele Bachman with 9 votes, and Jeb Bush and Sarah tied with 8 votes apeace. Rick Santorum was the goat of the class, with only 7 votes.

Of course, straw polls at this stage don’t mean much, especially since a good part of those named haven’t even committed to running yet. A couple of observations, however:

This is a very fractured field, if it doesn’t narrow out considerably before the Iowa caucuses some dark horse might shoot out front with less than 20% of the total Republican vote.

With the exception of Herman Cain, the Tea Party folks have taken the back seat (for now) to the slightly more established Republicans like Romney, etc. But this is not a primary or a caucus, it’s merely a straw poll, and we could expect that the old party faithful would be the ones who would be voting in this exercies.

I didn’t know anything about Herman Cain. I suspect he’s getting a bump for that reason – no real exposure, he hasn’t had to take questions from non-Fox journalists. Apparantly he has some business credentials, and is a black Republican, which pretty much guarantees him considerable Fox News airtime (“see, we aren’t racist, we just have racist policies!”). But gee, I thought Godfathers went out of business a long time ago, you sure don’t see them around here any more. Apparantly he wants to go back on the gold standard, which probably appeals to the Tea Party folks but is pretty wierd for someone with any economic education at all.

Jeb Bush was in the back of the pack, but the news this morning was that there was a push to make him change his mind and run for President – the guys doing the pushing are his father and brother. The reasoning is that the GOP field is so weak, he must do it for the “sake of the country”.

Kirby Wilbur didn’t exactly give a ringing endorsement of Cain.

“The close results demonstrate that the Republican Party does not have a clear frontrunner. Herman Cain has been doing an excellent job getting his name out among Republican voters and his style appears to many people. As the process moves forward and more individuals enter the race, it will be interesting to see how the perception of the various candidates changes.”

Well, I can’t argue with that, especially since it doesn’t really say anything. And if I were a Republican, that’s about as excited as I would be about the GOP field right now.

17. The Real Fake Pudge spews:

@15 “Anyone with a moderate amount amount of intelligence can see that it was George Bush that really caught Osama”

Deft move, for sure, crediting Bush, but failure to mention Ronald Reagan and including only one accusation of lying should reveal to even the dumbest HA commie-fascist that you aren’t the Real Fake Pudge. Rather, you are a damned LIAR!

18. rhp6033 spews:

Oops,forgot the link, and I’ve already moved away from that page. But I’m sure you can find the article, it’s either in the Times or P.I. online.

19. Roger Rabbit spews:

@16 Mitch Romney? You mean Mitch Daniels?

A black guy who ran a pizza chain named after a gangster movie for president? Yeah, that’s as exciting as the Grimy Old Party ever gets. Certainly more exciting than Republican sex.

Btw have you heard this one? Two Republicans were having sex:

He: Oh, did I hurt you, dear?
She: No, why do you ask?
He: You moved.

20. Roger Rabbit spews:

Pop Rabbit, who’s almost 100 years old, is having another medical crisis but I can’t travel right now for medical reasons so I’m just gonna have to sit here and keep posting. Sorry, trolls, but you’re stuck with me.

21. Ekim spews:

Alternate Republican sex joke:

He: Oh, did I hurt you, dear?
She: Maaa-aa-aa!!!….
He: Damn! Another dead goat.

23. rhp6033 spews:

The first 3P poll is out after Obama released his “long form” birth certificate.

Previous polling (in Feb.) had shown that only 28% of Republicans believed that Obama was born in the U.S., while 51% believed he was not.

But last week’s polling shows an almost 20 – point shift, with 48% believing Obama was born in the U.S., and 32% believing he was born elsewhere.

This has also resulted in a substantial drop in Trumps’ numbers among Republicans. Although Republicans tended to support Trump more than the general population, two weeks ago he garnered support from only 26% of Republicans. After last week’s disclosures, he garnered only 8% support.

It looks like Trump’s fifteen minutes of fame in the political world are over.

Trump Collapses In Republican Primary Poll

On the radio this morning, Republican strategists were concerned that all the attention garnered by Trump, Palin, and other “fringe” candidates was sucking all the air out the media machine, which they had hoped would be spent covering more serious candidates and helping them gain name recognition.