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  1. 1

    williewonka spews:

    Looks like the Seattle Times is essentially calling Governor Gregoire a “racist”.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....ty29m.html

    I mean, just because she has zero minorities on her inner cabinet of 26 doesn’t mean that. She has hired a bunch of excessive staff members at the taxpayers expense to meet the “quota”.

  2. 2

    spews:

    1 – Wow Mr. Cynical’s “friend” you sure have a strong interest in Seattle.

    Pretty strange. Two peas in a pod from Montana pasting Rasmussen, hating illegals (not a peep for your farming neighbors who hire them) and hating Christine Gregoire for not “deferring” to Dino Rossi – twice..

    Nice try..

  3. 3

    spews:

    Messages from God:

    “I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/p.....ry/1188559

  4. 4

    williewonka spews:

    I read the Seattle Times on-line occasionally. I also actually lived in Seattle for many years back when Wes Uhlmann was mayor and Charlie Royer for most of his 1st term before moving to God’s Country. Still have quite a few family members in Seattle, unlike Cynical who lived outside Seattle most of his time. Met him out here & took over the reins when he quit. To occasionally jab numbskulls like you who are addicted to government welfare. I know how much you hate Rasmussen. So why do Gallup & CNN have almost identical Disapproval Ratings for Obama with Rasmussen?? Pretending Obama isn’t in trouble is foolish. His silver tongue is mighty tarnished these days.

  5. 7

    Wolfman Jack spews:

    re 1: I thought conservatives were against racial quotas. If so, then why aren’t you congratulating Gov. Gregoire (still NOT Rossi)for such a principled stand?

  6. 8

    spews:

    4 – Forgot, you two both suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome.

    Rasmussen was proved bought and paid for by Faux News in the last election by Nate Silver. Completely natural to “dislike” someone who purports to be reality based when they’re not.

    Two peas in a pod indeed.

  7. 9

    spews:

    who are addicted to government welfare

    Are your elderly relatives “addicted to government welfare” or..

    are they going to tea bagger rallies screaming that the “socialists” should keep their grubby paws off their social security and medicare?

  8. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 (continued) Of course Obama is in trouble. When he’s not behaving like a Republican, he’s caving in to Republicans. You can’t expect the 53% of Americans who voted for Obama to be happy about getting Boehner’s and McConnell’s policies.

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In other news, Bachmann thinks we should drill for oil and gas in the Everglades.

    The oil I understand but we already have more gas than we know what to do with.

  10. 12

    spews:

    we already have more gas than we know what to do with.

    And I sure hope we end up leaving a lot of it in the ground. Fracking is turning out to be an environmental disaster.

  11. 15

    Michael spews:

    @12

    I’m betting that when you count up all the energy used in fracking and the energy used in cleaning up the mess left behind by fracking you get an EROEI that’s so low it’s not worth bothering with.

    It works because the people extracting the gas don’t have to pay the full cost of what they’re doing.

  12. 16

    rhp6033 spews:

    Looks like Reagan Dunn has a new strategy for winning his election campaign. He hopes to sneak up on the voters, before they know that he’s actually running, or that there is actually an election.

    Well, those weren’t his exact words. What he actually said was that the Republican Part shouldn’t make a serious challenge against Maria Cantwell, because that would cause money and volunteers to flow into Washington from the Democratic National party in order to “bring out the vote”. He believes that this was what happened with respect to Patty Murray’s campaign, and he believes that this was the cause of Dino Rossi’s loss in the last Guvenatorial election.

    So, if we are all real quiet about the election, and the national Democratic Party doesn’t feel the need to focus on Washington State, then he hopes he can slide in under the radar and win his election. It’s just another example of Republicans relying upon voter suppression in order to win – that’s the only way they can do that, especially here in Western Washington.

    But Kirvy Wilbur, Chairman of the Republican Party here in Washington State, promises that “There will be a serious and credible candidate”. The speculation in the Everett Herald is that Reichart is the leading contender, favored by the national party, but he’s waiting to see if the re-districting could give the 8th an easy path for another Republican to take over that seat. Wilbur’s philosophy is that even if Maria Cantwell still wins, they can force her to consume money and effort that could have been directed to make sure Jay Inslee becomes governor.

    Source: Giving Cantwell a pass might boost 2 GOP hopefuls

    Of course, this all strikes me as a bit like Stalin’s and Hitler’s insistence during WWII that when things were going against them, their retreats were actually “strategic movements” craftily designed to lure the enemy into a trap. Solzenitzen (sp?) was relegated to the Gulag when he unwisely made a joke about such “strategic movements” that in a letter.

    In the case of the GOP, they aren’t well-served by admitting that they have NOBODY in the state who could defeat Cantwell, so they might as well make up a lie about how it’s a strategic decision to offer her only token opposition. Whether or not Reichart qualifies as “Token Opposition” or a “Credible Challenge” is going to be fun to watch.

  13. 17

    Wolfman Jack spews:

    re 15: Foisting their colateral damage onto society at large is a huge part of the corporate business model.

    It’s like an ‘entitlement’ that they don’t even have to pay for (e.g, SS and medicare – we’re entitled to them because we paid for them. It would be like calling a car that you fully paid for an ‘entitlement’).

    Another pet peeve is the corporate whining about the 35% tax rate on corporations. There are so many loopholes, tyhat the 35% income that they pay on is a lot less than their real income. Corporate income tax only accounts for 10% of all income tax collected.

    Organizing a corporation to achieve a special goal is something that is endorsed by the constitution. When the goal is accomplished, the corporation is dissolved.

  14. 18

    Michael spews:

    and he believes that this was the cause of Dino Rossi’s loss in the last Guvenatorial election.

    Dunn’s been sneaking hits off of Bobby Mac’s nitrous-oxide tank. Dino lost because he brought nothing to the table and ran a shitty campaign. Same reason the woman that ran for Ted Kennedy’s seat lost. Same reason Mike Lowrey lost when he ran for Commish Of Public Lands. And it’s the same reason that Dunn’s probably gonna lose as well.

  15. 19

    Wolfman Jack spews:

    re 17: That is the originalist interpretation. It is clearly what the founders intende. Oddly enough, the hypocritical conservative supreme court judge faction is willing to ignore the actual ORIGINAL constitution in favor of the 1886 Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company decision. That’s why originalist constitutionilts are completely full of it.

    They favor the ‘original intent’ of the framers of the constitution — unles it’s inconvenient.

    Total hypocrites.

  16. 20

    rhp6033 spews:

    It seems that the Republican presidential candidates were all creating enough hot air to blow Hurricane Irene eastward, just enough to spare Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and N.Y.C. from any significant damage. But not enough to spare upstate New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont from major flooding.

    So, if Bachman is right and hurricane Irene is God trying to tell us something, is he trying to tell us that he doesn’t like Republican areas of New York and the New England states? After all, he spared Washington D.C. (even arriving while Congress was on vacation).

    And what about Ron Paul’s campaign against FEMA, right before Irene hit? Do you think the New Hampshire Republican Primary voters are going to think kindly of him when they cast their ballots this next winter, while they are relying on FEMA assistance to recover from the flooding?

  17. 21

    spews:

    It works because the people extracting the gas don’t have to pay the full cost of what they’re doing.

    You’re just about all the way to a workable definition of corporate nirvana.

  18. 22

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 18: It seems a lot of Republicans are sniffing something or other these days. Let’s face it, Washington politics is rather unique to Washington. We don’t really need out-of-state money or volunteers, unless it’s first brought in by the other guy. Rossi was the one who brought in a lot of money to buy smear commercials during the last couple of weeks of the campaign, but it didn’t work. Washington voters are pretty well informed, and don’t react kindly to such tactics or robo-calls.

    And Kirvy Wilbur insists that Maria Cantwell is vulnerable due to anti-incumbent ferver. That might work elsewhere, but that’s a pretty unrealistic analysis of voter’s opinion here of Maria Cantwell.

    But hey, I say Republicans should give it there best shot. Throw in as much money as they can against Maria Cantwell. Or make a bonfire and burn the cash. Same difference. If Reichart joins the race, that gives us a chance to vote against him on a state-wide basis, create an open seat we can fight for in the 8th, and we still get another open seat due to redistricting. We can retire Reichart and possibly get two new Democratic seats by the time it’s over.

  19. 23

    rhp6033 spews:

    Gee, that’s twice I’ve typed “Kirby Wilbur”, and it’s come out as “Kirvy Wilbur”. Some sort of translation software in effect, I guess.

  20. 24

    rhp6033 spews:

    The dedication of the MLK memorial in Washington, D.C. was postponed due to hurricane Irene. In the meantime, we have this picture…

    MLK memorial

  21. 25

    rhp6033 spews:

    From the Car Talk website:

    The World’s 19 Shortest Books

    19. Al Gore: The Wild Years

    18. Amelia Earhart’s Guide to the Pacific Ocean

    17. America’s Most Popular Lawyers

    16. Career Opportunities for History Majors

    15. Detroit – A Travel Guide

    14. Different Ways to Spell “Bob”

    13. Dr. Kevorkian’s Collection of Motivational Speeches

    12. Easy UNIX

    11. Ethiopian Tips on World Dominance

    10. Everything Men Know About Women

    9. Everything Women Know About Men

    8. French Hospitality

    7. George Foreman’s Big Book of Baby Names

    6. How to Sustain a Musical Career by Art Garfunkel

    5. Mike Tyson’s Guide to Dating Etiquette and Fine Dining

    4. One Hundred and One Spotted Owl Recipes by the EPA

    3. Staple Your Way to Success

    2. The Amish Phone Book

    And the number one World’s Shortest Book:

    1. The Engineer’s Guide to Fashion

    Nineteen Shortest Books

  22. 26

    rhp6033 spews:

    Speaking of hurricanes…

    Back when I was 18 years old and a freshman in college, I was a short-order cook, waiter, and bartender at a local campus hang-out. (The drinking age was 18 at the time). We sold “hurricanes” by the pitcher. The recipie:

    Take one large beer pitcher, fill it about 2/3 full of ice.

    Pour in a shot each of vodka, rum. and PGA. If the girls at the table are pretty and apparantly unattached, add another shot of each.

    Pour in the “secret ingredient”, which was actually just a mixture of frozen orange juice, grapefruit juice, and passion fruit.

    On top, pour a jigger of Baccardi 181, and a splash of grenadine. This makes it look a bit like a Tequila sunrise, with different levels of yellow, orange, brown, and red. If the girls at the table are pretty, add another dash of 181. If they are drop-dead gorgious, add yet another jigger of PGA.

  23. 28

    Wolfman Jack spews:

    re 26: So, this is the story of ‘hurricanes’ — the drinks the young ladies came to blame?

    Sorry Bob.

    Did you go to school in Louisiana??

  24. 29

    Wolfman Jack spews:

    Whenever I see the name ‘Wilbur’, I think of Mr. Ed.

    ‘A horse is a horse of course of course — unless of course it’s not a horse.’

  25. 30

    spews:

    http://washingtoncan.org/wordp.....sacrifice/

    Shared Sacrifice?

    By rachael_decruz | Published August 22, 2011

    As large corporations and the wealthy continue to prosper, our families and communities are struggling. It’s clear that the notion of “shared sacrifice” doesn’t apply to everyone. The facts below highlight how corporations and the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share. Take a look at the website Shared Sacrifice My Ass, launched by the Backbone Campaign, which highlights an action held yesterday against Paul Allen (Chairman of Vulcan).

    •According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Washington State has the most regressive taxes of any state in the country. In Washington, poor people pay 17.3% of their income in taxes, while the filthy rich pay only 2.6% of their income in taxes.

    Read the rest…

  26. 32

    dv90821 spews:

    In an effort to lower the approval rating of Congress even lower than it currently is, Rep Steve Southerland (R-Fl) meant with a group of retirees how he has regrets about his $174k/year job. Link

    He said his $174,000 salary is not so much, considering the hours a member of the House puts in, and that he had to sever ties with his family business in Panama City. Southerland also said there are no instant pensions or free health insurance, as some of his constituents often ask him about in Congress.

    “And by the way, did I mention? They’re shooting at us. There is law-enforcement security in this room right now, and why is that?” Southerland told about 125 people in an auditorium at the Westminster Oaks retirement community. “If you think this job pays too much, with those kinds of risks and cutting me off from my family business, I’ll just tell you: This job don’t mean that much to me. I had a good life in Panama City.”

    “They cut me off from my small business, a business that my grandfather started 60 years ago and that I’m the president of, that I’ve worked my career to build,” he said. He added that “if you took the hours that I work and divided it into my pay,” the $174,000 salary would not seem so high.

  27. 33

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 28: No, I got my undergraduate degree in the state where I grew up – Tennessee. But it probably migrated there from either Louisiana or Florida.

  28. 34

    rhp6033 spews:

    Kirby Wilbur’s reliance on “anti-incumbent ferver” to oust our current Senator is rather misplaced. A recent Associated Press/GfK Roper poll showed the Tea Party favorability rating to have dropped in popularity to 28% nationally, down from 33-36% in June. It seems the Tea Party’s position on the debt ceiling debate has had a negative effect on their popularity.

    Congressional approval ratings are in the dumps overall, with Democratic members of Congress receiving only a 30% approval rating. But it’s even worse for Republicans, with only a 24% approval rating.

  29. 35

    Wolfman Jack spews:

    re 34: The approval ratings are far too high for both parties. The Democrats by and large know what would be good for the country, but they pursue it with no intensity.

    The Republicans, on the other hand, continue to slouch toward Bethlehem with great fervor and little understanding.

    The Republicans want to keep the brain dead alive to deepen their bench for potential candidates who don’t suffer from psychopathology.

  30. 36

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 31: Perry likes to bragg that Bush went to Yale, but Perry was a Texas Aggie. I guess among some, that’s considered a good thing.

    But if Bush maintained a “gentleman’s C” in Yale, he’s considerably brighter than Perry, who barely met minimal standards for remaining in college. He received “D”s or “F”s in every course that mattered, for one with hopes of becoming President, including Economics 101 (which isn’t that hard).

    Look, I’ve got nothing against agricultural or technical colleges. They teach important skills to those who are interested in the science of those subjects. But let’s face it – Texas A&M isn’t MIT or Stanford. A person who barely passes enough courses to graduate from Texas A&M isn’t presidential timber.

  31. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @30 … and 70% of Washington’s voters said “no” to an initiative that would have taxed the richest 1% and lowered their own taxes.

  32. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @36 Look, don’t knock an Aggie with a D average, it means the GOP can boast they have a candidate with a college degree.

  33. 40

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Rasmussen was proved bought and paid for by Faux News in the last election by Nate Silver.

    It still doesn’t change the fact 63 seats were lost by DUMMOCRAPTS so cry everyone a river arschloch!

  34. 41

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    @36 Look, don’t knock an Aggie with a D average, it means the GOP can boast they have a candidate with a college degree.

    Except it was a Yalie with a D average… John Effin Kerry freshman year! He had four D’s his freshman year – a 61 in geology, a 63 and a 68 in two history courses, and a 69 in political science and he still went on to become a useless DUMMOCRAPTIC senator. BTW GWBush only had 1 D!

  35. 42

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    The really funny part about Wonka’s post @1 is he says it like we all love Gregoire.

    Michael, did you vote for her or abstain? If you voted for her then you admit you are a yellow dog DUMMOCRAPT and you “love” her.

    You see I didn’t vote for anyone for president in 2008. There is a big difference by voting or by abstaining which being DUMMOCRAPT passes you by!

  36. 43

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    I think it’s amazing if the Huffington Post illegally received Perry’s transcript how they just posted it. Didn’t McDimWitt do something stupid like that and it cost him?

    Now if Obummer’s transcript was mysteriously released there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth [Biblical] by msm libtardos!

  37. 44

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Baccardi 181

    Where can I buy some of dat?

  38. 46

    K spews:

    @ 49- actually, no they are not the same. McDermott released a taped call, subject to different telecommunications laws. But we know you don’t care about facts, you spew bits and use silly names. You go pud

  39. 48

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Opened my IBT Link and damn what new tidbit did I learn?

    Someday, climate change doubters will be akin to racists, Former presidential candidate Al Gore told former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky in an interview.

    Gore compared the struggle against racism in the South to his personal battle with global warming and its skeptics, TG Daily reported. “There came a time when people said, ‘Hey man, why do you talk that way? That’s wrong, I don’t go for that, so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that,'” Gore said in the interview.

    So how would Al Gorebasm know about racism…? Well his daddy was a racist so he learned all about it at Daddy’s knee!

    Al Gore, Sr. was the most vocal opponent of the Civil Rights Act. Searching the ‘Nets I can’t find Al Gore, Jr. renouncing his father’s actions. Here are some “small facts”:

    – Al Gore Sr. participated in a 74 day filibuster to delay and weaken the Civil Rights Act legislation.
    – Al Gore Jr went to private school. So did all of Al Gores kiddies include Al Gorebasm III. Can’t determine how many minorities attended either Al Gorebasm II or III’s private schools.
    – Al Gore Sr. proposed a Civil Rights Act amendment that would have kept federal funds flowing to schools that defied court desegregation orders. 23 Democrats and 1 Republican voted for it. It was defeated by a vote of 74-25.
    – Al Gore Sr. voted against the final Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    So I guess Al knows about racism!

  40. 49

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Pooor poooor serial plagiarizer arschloch… No links just lies!

    Sucks to be him!

    So was this one of those I should fear the arschloch links from his crazed databaze?

    ROTFLMBBAO! Notice he still can’t tell anyone what the SEIU did in 2007 for me to positively comment on it!

    That’s why he’s the dumbest of the dumbest HA libtardos!

  41. 50

    K spews:

    And I assume we can hold you responsible for each and every act of your ancestors.

    Pretty weak, pud

  42. 52

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @42 “I didn’t vote for anyone for president in 2008″

    Most intelligible voting decision you ever made.

  43. 53

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Didn’t some moronic libtardo complain about Glenn Beck and his comments about hurricane preparedness comments?

    Well Puddy knows the libtardos didn’t see this in their morning fill of left wrong what job sites.

    http://www.freep.com/article/2.....dyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

    The American civil rights movement was to come full circle today as its soldiers were to gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to celebrate a fallen captain.

    But there was no celebration.

    Not yet. It was too soon.

    First, there was an earthquake. Then there was a hurricane. What in the world could be going on?

    Nothing in the world. That was just Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., above the world, shutting down the celebration, getting our attention and telling us to take a good look at ourselves. [Puddyemphasis]

    Now where is that stupid moron misogynist rujax…?

    MIA of course!

  44. 54

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @32 That’s funny — a GOP congressman whining to a roomful of senior citizens because he makes only $174K a year. I’ll bet every voter in that room was thinking, “Don’t worry, we won’t let you suffer much longer.”

  45. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Leave it to puttybutt to trivialize the struggle for civil rights in the South as only he can.

  46. 56

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    And I assume we can hold you responsible for each and every act of your ancestors.

    As always the world passes “K” by. If you are going to claim you are a civil right hero to the NAACP you renounce your father’s very well known acts. You tell everyone you didn’t agree with what he did! Show me where Al Gorebasm did this!

  47. 57

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Leave it to puttybutt to trivialize the struggle for civil rights in the South as only he can.

    And where did I do this you moronic stupid Roger Dumb Rabbit? Alzheimer’s is arriving faster than we thought!

    Oh you meant to say Al Gorebasm did that. My bad!

  48. 58

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Did the serial plagiarizer fart a racetrack above@51?

    Yes, your honor! The Prosecution Rests!

  49. 62

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Calling people “plagiarizers” seems to be the latest wingnut fad. And because the word has more than one syllable they have no fucking idea what it means.

  50. 63

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    And I ignored @53 because it was an incoherent rambling

    It was from a liberal Detroit Free Press columnist!

    ROTFLMBBAO “K”!

    P R I C E L E S S! Proving once again how stupid libtardos are in 2011!

  51. 64

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Calling people “plagiarizers” seems to be the latest wingnut fad. And because the word has more than one syllable they have no fucking idea what it means.

    Here Roger Dumb Rabbit… some Google help for your silly mentally deficient ASS!

  52. 65

    K spews:

    What you drinking pud? I was referring to your construct, not the link.

    Damn, I forgot again you set the rules

  53. 67

    K spews:

    And I’m several time zones away dealing with Irene aftermath, so I’ll have to miss the rest of puds “brilliance”

  54. 68

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    I was referring to your construct

    Another weakness of “K”‘s commentary. He makes his “rules” up on the fly!

    More BS from “K”. It’s his strength!

  55. 69

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    And I’m several time zones away dealing with Irene aftermath, so I’ll have to miss the rest of puds “brilliance”

    I was just there Saturday. So at least you are doing something constructive!

  56. 70

    K spews:

    Last random question- why are the post times off? Its 10:55 here and posts show as 7:07. I get the three hours, why the 48 minutes?

  57. 72

    spews:

    Some miserable troll (Puddybud) in his FIRST mention of the SEUI in his comment history said he had NOTHING bad to say about SEIU.

    Not one thing…

    in at least 147 subsequent comments about SEIU he has little but ugly bile to express most probably inspired by the madness of Glenn Beck..

    He himself in that first comment asked fellow commenters why? Why nothing?

    Kind of hard to determine that if he NEVER mentioned SEIU up to that point. Yep no mention of “SEIU” or “Service Employees” by Puddybud or any of the sockpuppets I know about before May 17, 2007.

    Prove me wrong. Former SEIU “jockstrap”.

  58. 73

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @72 In the thread above this one, puddy says, and I (accurately) quote, “Worked in a union when I was younger Roger Dumb Rabbit. First hand experience on how they act!”

    That tells you all you need to know! Puddy obviously puddy couldn’t make it in union employment and has been bitter ever since.

  59. 74

    Mrs. Rabbit spews:

    72. I worked in a unionized job also.

    When it came to layoffs and budget/cut layoffs, it was based on productivity and whether the job was necessary. Yes, some union people were laid off and it had nothing to do with union or non-union, but based on job performance.

  60. 75

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 48: There was a big difference in the South between 1964 and 1968, and an even bigger difference between 1968 and 1972. I grew up in the south in that era, I know how fast things were changing. Generations split on the racial era, and by 1968 the Democratic party had pretty much purged themselves of the racists – they either converted or became Republicans. So I don’t see any reason to try to saddle Al Gore Jr. with his father’s mistakes.

    Yes, and Al Gore Jr. did go to private school. Upon graduating college, he could have used his father’s influence to avoid Vietnam, like George W. Bush did. Instead, he volunteered, and ended up in Vietnam. True, he wasn’t in a combat position – he was using his journalism degree to write for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. But he spent much of his time “in-country”, instead of in Saigon.

  61. 76

    rhp6033 spews:

    Oh, and as usual Puddy jumps to the conclusion that Perry’s transcripts were “illigally obtained and published”. I saw the image of his transcript, and it looked like the old type-written transcript that I was accostomed to seeing in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, before the records became computerized. So it didn’t come from someone hacking into the Texas A&M database.

    During that era college transcripts were not considered to be private records, and were routinely requested and delivered to all manner of persons, including potential employers, graduate schools, draft boards, etc. Sometimes newspapers even printed a person’s GPA along with the notice of their graduation! Perry himself probably authorized the release of his transcript in response to a potential employment position, etc. Or it could have even been a family member with acccess to his parent’s papers! I suspect that one of these sources likely found the transcript in the file and made it public, which probably would not be illegal since the record was not private at the time it was originally released.

  62. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @76 Notice how puddy focuses on how we got the information about Perry’s academic performance, instead of what that performance was?

    I wonder if puddy would hire a guy with a “D” average from a state college to be CEO of a major corporation? It appears he would hire that guy to be president of he USA …

  63. 78

    spews:

    http://crooksandliars.com/kenn.....ab-spring-

    August 30, 2011 09:00 AM

    Allen West (R-FL) Says the ‘Arab Spring’ Is Actually About Reestablishing the Caliphate

    By Kenneth Quinnell

    Extreme right-wing Florida Congressman Allen West, who recently declined to run for United States senate, said in his weekly address that the Arab Spring of democratization in the Middle East and surrounding areas is really about Muslims trying to re-establish the historical caliphate:

    So the puddypussy’s gonna prove that West didn’t make the comment.

    Right.