Open Thread

- Not this one either.

– The Tea Party are the people to clean up government.

Its a short-sighted point of view to say that none of us alive today were responsible for expelling the Chinese, stealing a canoe or killing Leschi, so why should we go through the process of honoring the better choices our ancestors could have made?

– GOP: We support the troops. No, not the gay ones.

The movement…the struggle will be there when you come back…and it needs you strong, solid, and ready to get set and go.

– This police officer pepper spraying an Occupy Wall Street protester is a disgrace.

– At week 3, we can all sigh a bit of relief that the Seahawks have at least won a game.


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    LMAO! Check it out kids:

    The Mittster loves cheap labor!

    About 6 miles away in Copado, a 37-year-old man who recently returned to Guatemala from the United States told a similar story, describing long days tending Romney’s 2 1/2-acre grounds.

    “They wanted that house to look really nice,” said the worker, who asked to remain anonymous. “It took a long time.”

    But according to scary Rick Perry, the Mittster is “heartless” when he wants the kids of undocumented immigrants to pay out-of-state tuition rates at state Colleges!


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    From the link in 3:

    a cabal of ghouls

    The Walking Dead will start a new season on AMC on 10/16.

    This show is almost perfect reflection of the world that is tea bag death cult dream..

    The “ghouls” wandering the streets of the dead world hankering for the flesh of the living – well I’ve yet to find a more perfect depiction of the right wing trolls who have haunted these threads over the years.

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    debonair spews:

    Seems like you ought to be a bit more concerned with today’s developments on the Obama Administration’s scandalous Operation Fast & Furious. Public documents clearly show the original Holder/Obama denial is bullshit.

    Between Fast & Furious, Solyndra, ObamaCare, lack of leadership and general stupidity…Obama’s only hope for re-election is to spend a $1 Billion deflecting attention from his record and try to destroy his opponent. I suppose it could work. Pretty sad commentary on what our system has devolved into though, isn’t it.
    Anyway, continue to ignore the main issues Obama must answer for here at HA as you preach to the choir. Doesn’t mean they won’t be critical during the campaign.
    And watching Obama push his “jobs” plan while fund-raising is comical. Even Democrats are against it. Obama is trying hard though to appeal to all the folks who don’t want jobs, isn’t he.

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    The Mittster (I know he’s a non-entity at this point) said “Corporations are people.”..

    And right wing degenerates apparently believe “money is speech”…


    Money talks, right wing bullshit (like the Mittster) walks…

    Substitute the Mittster for the right wing flavor of the month and you’ve got the right wing degenerate philosophy down in a simple turn of phrase.

    Again.. Money talks, right wing bullshit walks…

    Cliche and obvious on its face perhaps but true.

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    Between Fast & Furious,

    zzzzZZZzzzz.. Yet another fuck-up in a stupid war on drugs.. If politicians of both parties would only stop being stupid about drug use in this country..


    zzzzZZZZzzzz… Billions wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan..


    zzzZZZZzzzzz. ‘Punishing job creators” in ND… Saving kid’s lives who are able to stay on their parents’ insurance.

    lack of leadership

    Osama bin Gotten????

  6. 11

    Michael spews:

    Um… Have you seen the people running against Obama? Mittens and Huntsman are the only ones with the slightest chance of beating Obama and policy wise* they’re closer to Obama than they are to the Tea Party. So, even if Obama loses, people like you will still lose.

    *As in what they did when they were in office, not what they’re spouting at the hight of the silly season. And you have to remember that while Utah is a conservative state SLC’s actually kinda liberal, voting for people like Rocky Anderson for mayor, twice.

    Anderson was first elected as mayor in 1999 and was reelected for a second four-year term in 2003.[citation needed] Although the office of mayor in Salt Lake City is nonpartisan, Anderson was a registered Democrat, and much of his platform is that of a liberal Democrat. While Utah generally votes Republican in statewide and national elections, Salt Lake City is primarily Democratic in party allegiance.[5]

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    King County needs to oppose blightful massive energy wasting billboards from being forced in as Tacoma, Seattle and Bellingham have.

    Is King County asleep at the wheel?


    Feisty Tacoma and compliant King County face off with a billboard powerhouse
    The county prepares to welcome fast-shuffling, TV-style digital billboards. But Tacoma tells Clear Channel to take a hike and turn out the lights.
    Print | Email | |

    Kevin Freitas
    Blighted blight: Dilapidated billboards helped rouse Tacoma’s ire.

    Clear Channel Outdoor
    One sign says it all… in seven-second increments.
    Related Stories:
    Do we really want more flashy digital billboards?
    Posted Tue, Jun 28, 2011

    King County and the city of Tacoma are considering whether to allow bright, image-flipping electronic billboards recalling those seen along I-5 near Fife in Pierce County. Critics, including some suburban cities, are fighting the idea of “billboards on amphetamines.”

    Loopholes in Seattle’s sign ordinance are brazenly exploited
    Posted Wed, Jun 15, 2011

    The city is plastered with billboard-like “wallscapes” that break the law or stretch it in creative ways. After last year’s Russell Investments skyscraper-sign controversy, the broader ordinance is coming under review.

    Topics: Environment, King County, Neighborhoods and Communities, Tacoma

    By Eric Scigliano
    Maybe it’s the water that makes people in Tacoma so feisty. Whatever it is, the King County Council ain’t drinking it. Tacoma’s schoolteachers persisted for 10 days in a strike that, wise or not, was anything but timid. And its city council last month delivered a defiant rebuke to Clear Channel, the national billboard powerhouse that has cowed, sued, and sweet-talked so many other municipalities into submission. It banned the digital billboards it earlier agreed to and beat the famously litigious Clear Channel to the courthouse to launch the inevitable court fight.

    Meanwhile, the bold new electronic future is coming to this county’s roadsides. On Sept. 13, a County Council committee that three months ago had deferred a measure to allow the image-shuffling, television-like electronic signs quietly considered an amended version. Councilmembers Larry Phillips, Jane Hague, Pete von Reichbauer, Bob Ferguson, and Joe McDermott voted unanimously to approve it, clearing the way for full council approval this coming Monday.

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    re 9: “I understand fat slob bully Christie is going on a state to state tour…”

    The GOPSTERS are going to have to dial back their criticism of Michael Moore’s weight if that put that porcine jabberwocky up for president.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 Maybe Mitt figures they can afford out-of-state tuition if they work 16-hour days at his mansion for $3 an hour.

    Perry’s on top of this better than Mittens is. With the economy the way it is, today’s twentysomethings will be living with Mom and Pop until they’re 35 and not getting married and having kids until they’re in their 40s and 50s, so there’s going to be a huge demographic hole in the U.S. population. You’ve heard of Gen X and Gen Y? Well, how about Gen Zero? A whole decade when no babies are born? Perry figures we have to let these foreigners in and educate them or there’ll be nobody to support Social Security in his old age.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @6 “Seems like you ought to be a bit more concerned … ”

    What for? All administrations have scandals. Obama’s are tame compared to the systematic rape of the U.S. and global economies by Bush’s crooked cronies.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @6 (continued) What I’m concerned about is GOPers will regain power and do it to us again.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @14 Haw! I can just see that guy trying to “blend in” on a city street in that garb! Another paranoid wingnut yahoo who obviously has never been anywhere near a military enlistment office.

  13. 24

    debonair spews:

    Nice to see the lefty’s try to sweep the Obama scandals under the rug as I predicted.
    Keep defending this guy. Obama’s either dishonest or incompetent and hardly a leader.

  14. 25

    Michael spews:

    Actually, these “scandals” are out there because they’re not being swept under the rug. ;-)

  15. 26

    Michael spews:


    I’m just glad he doesn’t live around me.

    I found a guy the other day talking about how he keeps 6 jerry cans full of gas in his garage incase the world comes to an end or some shit, that way he’ll still be able to drive. If the world comes to an end where are you going to drive too? Also glad that guy doesn’t live near me, if his house caught fire it would probably go off like a bomb.

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    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:

    HA’s crazed databaze arschloch farted a diarrhea shit stain here

    Cheap labor right wingers KILL!

    Butt further into the article which he apparently didn’t read too well…

    The California Hospital Association, which represents hospital operators and health care systems, went further, criticizing the nurses union for walking out in the first place. Summit had no choice but to hire replacements, the association said….

    This is the same union that has taken nurses away from patient bedsides more than 100 times during the past three years,” the association’s president, C. Duane Dauner, wrote in a news release. “If the union believes the use of licensed replacement nurses is a threat to public safety, then why have they chosen to pursue a pattern of waging strikes on a routine basis?”

    So Puddy looked up CAHHS and to whom they give their largess. CAHHS which looks like has given 3:1 to DUMMOCRAPTS over Republicans is the culprit? So the nurses chose to leave their stations and this is the hospital’s fault arschloch?

    Do tell arschloch, do tell!

    What a moron! What an idiot! What an arschloch! All arschloch too!

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    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Officials said protesters did not have a permit for the march

    Hmmm… So protesters are illegally in an area and don’t obey orders?

    Wait… this is NYC, a liberal bastion of blue, except in the NY 9th!

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    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Yet another fuck-up in a stupid war on drugs

    So the crazed HA databaze jackASS excuses those same guns killing an UNITED STATES FEDERAL LAW OFFICER by some of his countrymen is A-OK and it’s just a “fuck-up”!

    You are a fuck-up dude. The family lost a brother and a son you idiot! You are DISGUSTING!

  19. 33

    Michael spews:

    Go Rahm!

    (Reuters) – New Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago the most bike-friendly place in the United States, building on a long pedigree of bike advocacy in the city that dates to the 19th century.

    In 1897, mayoral candidate Carter H. Harrison II successfully campaigned as “the cyclists’ champion.” Bike-riding mayor Richard M. Daley expanded on-street marked bike lanes to 115 miles in his 22 years in office.

    Emanuel plans to outdo both Daley and other bike-friendly U.S. cities.

    In four years, he wants to create 100 miles of protected bike paths — not just painted lines on the street but paths separated from car traffic by posts or other dividers. By next summer, he wants the city’s first large-scale bike-sharing program, starting with 3,000 bikes.

  20. 34

    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Did you leftist pinheads see this Daily Kooks lie? Oh look he’s here too.

    Yep he’s a victim. Momma Marquita has her masters. Daddy Robert has two masters and his PhD. Interestingly enough he’s a victim of society. Hmmm… He’s at GW Law. Pretty pricy. Robert is a “big time” victim.

    Only thing is, his story is a big lie. It’s sad because his mother is part of a great, well known organization. Unfortunately the son is a douche bag!

  21. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republicans Are Liars Dep’t

    Let’s skip over the deal that was struck to avert a government shutdown and go straight to the question of whether GOP Rep. Eric Cantor is a liar.

    ” … [Sen.] Mary Landrieu, D-La., unleashed an unusually personal attack on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., saying the weeks-long controversy started when he said, ‘Before we can provide [disaster] help we need to find offsets in the budget.’ She called that ‘the Cantor doctrine’ and said the controversy ‘could have been avoided if Cantor had just said, “I’m sorry, but I made a mistake.” But instead of saying that, he doubled down,’ she said.

    “Laena Fallon, a spokeswoman for Cantor, responded that the Virginia Republican had ‘never said the things she alleged, he has only suggested that we ought to provide disaster aid dollars to those who need them in a responsible way — something that she’s voted to block despite the urgent need.’

    “In fact, House Republicans insisted that any new disaster aid for the expiring budget year be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget ….”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I guess you could call this the GOP version of “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is …”

  22. 36

    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:

    @10 YLB speaks truth to idiots.

    And Roger DOPEY Rabbit is truly the idiot. The crazed HA databaze arschloch doesn’t speak “truth” to me! CAHHS proves there isn’t truth here!

  23. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Shit, the Rapture got postponed again, and the Guns, God, and Gold crowd have lighter pockets. Maybe they should have invested in low forward P/E stocks instead of hoarding a dull-colored metal that doesn’t pay interest or dividends and isn’t edible. It conducts electricity good, though.

  24. 41

    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:


    Again, you are DISGUSTING!

  25. 42

    Liberal Scientist wonders why the Republicans just don't cut the charade and start using the Hitler salute spews:

    It conducts electricity good, though.

    It conducts electricity well, though.

  26. 43

    Liberal Scientist wonders why the Republicans just don't cut the charade and start using the Hitler salute spews:

    My son dog-sits occasionally for some neighbors, and on their first time away their rather older dog was variously really upset and/or contracted some stomach malady. It covered their (very nicely) finished basement with multiple doggy diarrheal BMs. Walking in their house just after he completed his redecoration of the basement reminds me of what it’s like on these lovely threads when the trolls arrive.

  27. 44

    Liberal Scientist wonders why the Republicans just don't cut the charade and start using the Hitler salute spews:

    If human, pudiot is one twisted motherfucker.

  28. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @30 “So protesters are illegally in an area and don’t obey orders?”

    I thought the concept of “illegal protest” applied only in countries like the USSR, China, North Korea, and Syria.

  29. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @36 You’re an idiot. I’m not. We can take a reader poll on it, if you like.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @42 Oh please. We lagomorph literati are given license to take liberties with the mother tongue in the interest of promoting the perpetuation of local dialects. If you don’t believe that, just ask E. B. White.

  31. 51


    Louie Gohmert of TX, the teahadist dumbass, the gift that keeps on giving:

    We promised at least $100 billion in the first year, we didn’t even get anywhere near to that. So let’s start cutting like we promised. And I think S&Ps will be satisfied, I think that it gets us on the right track. But the Senate, not to be able to cut $1.6 billion. Excuse me? Just defund the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt for a while and we’ll be there. It’s just ridiculous.

  32. 56

    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:


    North Pasadena man calling somebody “racist”? Marvin Stamn identified and then destroyed you with the facts.


  33. 57

    Puddybud, who read how the arschloch "I live off the net" all day spews:

    @36 You’re an idiot. I’m not. We can take a reader poll on it, if you like.

    Leftist calling on leftists. Facts explode the liberal mind.


  34. 58

    Puddybud, DUMMOCRAPTS love anarchy spews:

    Ahhhh yes DUMMOCRAPTS in action again.

    Bet the arschloch has all of his videos at home.

    Break Laws?

    Occupy abandoned homes?

    Create anarchy?

    Yes, we see Nazi Germany rising in the left again!

  35. 61

    Puddybud, DUMMOCRAPTS love anarchy spews:

    Now this will get really interesting especially if all the trumped up screaming about the “truths” in the book by the leftist media prove to be a bunch of lies…

    “The Rogue” has received largely negative reviews from mainstream media outlets, which have criticized McGinniss’ book for its reliance on thin sourcing. Janet Maslin at The New York Times said that sections of it were “too nasty to be lucid.” Nick Gillespie at The Washington Post wrote that McGinniss “serves up any and all rumors and calumnies about Palin, the more salacious the better.” Slate reports that the book may have backfired on its author by creating a wave of sympathy for Palin; the result of all the unconfirmed accusations mean that “even regular critics feel a bit sorry for the former governor.”

    ABC NEWS! I hope she goes after him and Random House like Bradlee Dean sued the moron Rachel MadCow How do you know a liberal lies? Watch them on TV.

  36. 63

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    GOP Targets What’s Left Of Employer-Paid Healthcare

    Not content to have only 50 million low-income workers uninsured, Republicans are now setting their sights on eliminating healthcare for the middle class:

    “Employer healthcare tax breaks would be replaced with refundable tax credits for individuals under a proposal offered on Tuesday by House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

    “In a speech to Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in California, Ryan said his measure, which would effectively dismantle the way most Americans receive medical coverage, should be part of any Republican plan to replace President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. …

    “Eliminating healthcare tax breaks for business would likely encourage most companies to drop their employer-sponsored plans. That was an argument Republicans used against Obama’s healthcare overhaul.

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: There they go again! GOPers campaigned in 2010 by accusing Democrats of trying to cut Medicare benefits for seniors. After they won control of the House, they tried to eliminate Medicare. And now they’re going after employee health benefits for workers who still have them.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If we’re going to eliminate employee health benefits, the first group of employees who get their employer-paid health benefits eliminated should be the congressmen who vote for this piece of shit.