Reichert chickens out on community forum

It can be awfully difficult figuring out where your congressman stands on the issues, especially if your congressman is Rep. Dave Reichert. Partially it’s the rambling inarticulations he passes off as oratory, and partially it’s because he tends to avoid any forum where he may be forced to address complex issues unscripted.

So it comes as no surprise that Reichert’s campaign has just announced that he will be a no-show at next week’s “A Conversation With Your Congressman” (singular) hosted by the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans. Both Reichert and Rep. Jay Inslee were invited to take questions on four issues: the Medicare Part D prescription drug program, offshore outsourcing of American jobs, the Employee Free Choice Act labor law reform, and the estate tax. Only Inslee will be there to provide answers.

It’s a shame really, because this sounds like it would have been a wonderful opportunity for constituents to engage their representatives on these important issues, in a relatively nonpartisan setting.

This is not intended to be a political debate. In fact, this forum very deliberately seeks to avoid that, which is why election opponents were not invited. Each issue will be briefly summarized by experts on that topic, audience members will describe their personal experiences on the issue, and the congressmen will explain their positions and answer audience questions.

The format is intended to create an opportunity for our elected U.S. Representatives to listen to their constituents’ concerns, describe where they stand on important issues in a clear and substantive way, and respond directly to citizens’ questions — all outside the politically charged environment of an election debate.

Ah well. But then, we all know that Reichert is a coward. Either he’s afraid that he won’t be able to answer the questions, or he’s afraid that voters won’t like what they hear if he somehow manages to articulate his positions without resorting to a meandering anecdote about the Green River Killer.

If those of you in the 8th District are curious as to what it’s like to be represented by a congressman who’s not afraid to be confronted by his own constituents, go watch Rep. Inslee in action next Thursday, July 6, 6:30 pm at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th AVE. NE. Or elect Darcy Burner and find out what it’s like to have a smart, articulate, courageous representative, every day of the week.

Comments

  1. 1

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Well, for one, she isn’t a-scared to make a public appearance. -Commentby dj— 6/30/06@ 11:13 pm

    She isn’t “a-scared ” to make a public appearance?
    Nope not in SEATTLE!

    But, you know, the fluff ain’t running in Seattle.

    When’s the fluff gonna make the rounds and greet the folks in the 8th … you know, those inconvenient voters… I wonder…

  2. 2

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    I’m still waiting for someone, anyone (because clearly the sacrificial donkette won’t/can’t) to give me one good reason to vote for her… one plan, one idea, one thing in her curriculum vitae that would make me believe she is worthy of my vote.

  3. 3

    REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

    Perhaps he could go on a “listening tour” like Hillary and not answer any questions?

  4. 4

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    I don’t hate Burner… I don’t hate cotton candy either… but I also don’t want lightweight fluff representing me or pretending to protect me from terrorism.

    besides… you can’t hate what you don’t know and I haven’t seen the debutante out walking the area or shaking hands… can’t ruin the pedicure or manicure on the those inconvenient voters!

  5. 5

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Does Reichert support vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus?
    Gues we won’t find out easily.

  6. 6

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Dapper-Not-A-Brain-In-His-Head-Dave would vote to repeal the Law of Gravity if the Rethuglican Leadership instructed him to. . . .

  7. 7

    LeftTurn spews:

    RubberStampReichert abandoned his children to go to work in a job where he could have been killed at any moment leaving them fatherless. He’s obviously not a family man.

  8. 8

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Idiot@64 “but I also don’t want lightweight fluff representing me or pretending to protect me from terrorism.”
    You make the case for Darcy Burner with those very words.

  9. 9

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    If he is afraid to voice an opinion on Social Security, I guess it’s a foregone conclusion that he won’t say boo about a topic that touches on sex.

  10. 10

    LeftTurn spews:

    Another republican coward. What else is new. Now tell me again Janet S why I should vote for RubberStampReichert? He won’t tell me so somebody better.

  11. 11

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    “Let’s list those results of the Iraq War again:

    1. Recruiting bonanza for Qutbist terrorists

    I.e. it was getting hard to get people to sign up for
    al-Qaeda-type operations after the Afghanistan War
    and the disruption of the organization. But what with
    Abu Ghraib and Fallujah, a lot of red-blooded Muslim
    young men are so angry that it is much easier to get
    their blood boiling. Hence Madrid and London.

    2. Valuable training ground (and experience fighting the
    most sophisticated army in the world)

    3. strategic beachhead at crossroads of Persian Gulf and
    Turkey (not so far from Europe and in the vicinity of 2/3s
    of the world’s proven petroleum reserves).

    Scheuer was on the Bin Laden desk at the CIA and knows
    whereof he speaks. He says the Bush war in Iraq broke our
    back when it comes to fighting the followers of
    Sayyid Qutb and Abd al-Salam Farag.” Juan Cole Informed Comment

  12. 12

    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate spews:

    205

    The wording was the War on Iraq, and Sheriff Dave is on the wrong side of that hot button issue. War on tear is given the fish eye.

  13. 13

    Another TJ spews:

    I find it telling that Republicans can find so little good to say about their candidate.

  14. 14

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    NEWSFLASH thumbuphisASS:
    - the war on terror trumps social security;
    - security of our borders trumps social security;
    - illegal immigration trumps social security;
    - tax cuts trump social security;
    - line item veto trumps social security;
    hells bells
    - gas prices trump social security!

  15. 15

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    The most important vote to come up the next 2 years will be the senate confirmation of a replacement for the 86 year old Justice Stevens.

    I know that fact terrifies and galls you liberals… boohoo!

  16. 16

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    I find it telling that Republicans can find so little good to say about their candidate. -Commentby Another TJ— 6/30/06@ 5:05 pm

    Nice straw dog there, especially in light of the fact we in the 8th have been begging the sacrificial donkette to give us just one good reason why we should vote for her… besides the “I hate Bush and I’m not Dave” reason or her litany of meaningless platitudes. Oddly, the silence has been deafening here in the 8th.
    Perhaps its time to change her moniker to ‘darcy the disappointing scarificial donkette’….

    darcy the disappointing scarificial donkette is like cotton candy… pretty in pink, all fluff, no substance and too much makes you sick.

  17. 18

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    I didn’t refuse to answer… my answer is/was I DON’T CARE.

    Nice try though.

    Oh well, I’m heading down to Issaquah (you know, part of the 8th!) … you little libs be sure to wash your hands before you eat… I’d hate to think of what’s on them after sitting with your thumbs us your ASSes all this beautiful day.

    Ta!

  18. 19

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Sorry thumbuphisASS… we OWN our own business which does very well tyvm… probably because it’s not in the tax ugly WA State.

    And please, don’t bother to whine about locating corps elsewhere, blah, blah, blah… we BOUGHT the out of state company for which we worked and kept those manufacturing jobs there.

  19. 20

    RUBBER BALLS REICHERT spews:

    20

    “What has she done that could remotely be considered courageous?” Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 4:46 pm

    She hugged Roger Rabbit! Of course, Darcy had nothing to worry about, because she’s not DOCTOR MENGELE and she wasn’t going to CUT OFF MY BALLS or PULLOUT MY CLAWS! Roger Rabbit is only dangerous when fascist fucks pick me up by my ears. Then they end up looking like this: http://www.thegunzone.com/mos/edged_weapon.html

  20. 21

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    “The war in Iraq broke our back in the war
    on terror,” said the former official, Michael Scheuer,
    the author of Imperial Hubris, a popular book highly
    critical of the Bush administration’s anti-terrorism efforts.
    It has made everything more difficult and the threat more
    existential.” ‘

  21. 22

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    ‘ “One participant in the survey, a former CIA official who described
    himself as a conservative Republican, said the war in Iraq has
    provided global terrorist groups with a recruiting bonanza,
    a valuable training ground and a strategic beachhead at
    the crossroads of the oil-rich Persian Gulf and Turkey. . .”

  22. 23

    RUBBER BALLS REICHERT spews:

    12

    “Not everyone hates rabbits.” Commentby sgmmac— 6/30/06@ 4:02 pm

    I didn’t say YOU hate rabbits, Mac.

  23. 24

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    If for no other reason than to have someone listening to something outside the bankrupt blatherings of the Whitehouse and idiotic direction of Dennis Hastert, vote for Darcy Burner and Peter Goldmark:
    “A new poll of counter-terrorism and national
    security experts finds that 84 percent of them believe the US
    is not winning the war on terror, and they see the Iraq War as the
    reason why.”

  24. 25

    RUBBER BALLS REICHERT spews:

    4

    “I have to ask, why would Retired Americans care about labor law?” Commentby Nicholas Beaudrot— 6/30/06@ 3:14 pm

    It’s called “community.”

  25. 26

    Green Thumb spews:

    Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo has another story on McGavick’s stance on Social Security. The guy sounds like he’s in favor of privatization but is afraid to come right out and say it. Check out the story here (scroll down):

    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/

    This leads me to wonder: Where’s Reichert on the president’s drive to privatize Social Security? I would think that would be an important issue to his district. If Reichert hasn’t taken a clear stance then he needs to be smoked out.

    If Reichert is a rubber stamp for Bush’s privatization direction then it would make sense for Darcy Burner to make this a high-profile issue. It’s a solid, middle-of-the-road, lunch bucket issue that sharply defines the difference between contemporary Republicans and Democrats.

    Republicans want to gut benefits and give their Wall Street buddies a slice of the pie under the disingenuous guise of a funding “crisis.” Democrats stand for protecting the interests of the common man by reforming Social Security in sensible, moderate ways.

    Let the professional wingers froth about the joys of gutting Social Security. A vast majority of the American electorate simply doesn’t accept that policy direction. That’s why Republicans in swing districts are being so coy. Simply put, they lose if they are aggressively “outed.”

  26. 28

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    I know the wingnuts believe every little girl should choose death before dishonor but in the real world, she may well save herself for marriage with some idiot who already has contracted HPV and will give that to her as a wedding gift.

  27. 29

    ManofTruth spews:

    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate posted:

    “…Where’s the tax cutting for rich fucks?”

    I think that should be rich punks

  28. 30

    RUBBER BALLS ARE BETTER THAN NO BALLS AT ALL BOUNCE BOING BOING spews:

    RUBBERBALLS REICHERT DID NOT CHICKEN OUT

    RUBBERBALLS REICHERT BOUNCED AWAY FROM HAVING TO ANSWER TOUGH POLITICAL QUESTIONS. BOUNCE BOING! BOING!

    STICK TO THE PRESIDENT LIKE GLUE
    RUBBER STAMP HIS IDEALOGY
    BOUNCE AWAY FROM TOUGH INTERVIEWS.

    BOUNCE AND BOING BOING HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU

  29. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I know where Reichert stands on rabbits — he’s against them. Otherwise, he would have hugged a rabbit by now. Darcy Burner LOVES rabbits, and rabbits love Darcy Burner!!!

  30. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I guess Reichert doesn’t want voters to know where he stands on prescription drugs, offshoring jobs, labor law, or estate tax.

  31. 33

    sgmmac spews:

    Roger,

    My cat popped in the yard early this morning with a tiny baby rabbit in her mouth…..
    I yelled at her and made her give up the baby. The baby wasn’t hurt, just scared and we put it across from our homeowner’s stormwater pond in a forrested area under some big blackberry bushes!

    Not everyone hates rabbits.

  32. 36

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Question… how would we in the 8th KNOW that the sacrificial dimwit is… smart, articulate, courageous …, every day of the week. when she’s so busy pandering to the loonies in seattle she can’t actually be bothered enough to tell the constituents she’s hoping (wishing, more like it) what (if anything) she stands for, has ideas about or how she plans to initiate her nonexistant ideas?

    Yoohooo sacrificial donkette… do you even KNOW what are the 8th district encompasses??

  33. 37

    Green Thumb spews:

    Fascinating, Proud. You refuse to answer a really simple question that ANY incumbent Congressman should have an answer to.

    The fact that you steadfastly refuse to give an answer underscores why Reichert is vulnerable: If he states clear support for the president’s privatization scheme he automatically loses a pretty important chunk of votes. In a swing district in a difficult electoral climate, that could be the margin of victory.

    You know this. This is why you obfuscate and distract. Thank you for showing your cards.

  34. 38

    LeftTurn spews:

    So far RubberStampReichert has proven he can’t do anything but suck George Bush’s dick. And not one right wing turd on this board has ever said one thing about why we should vote for Sheriff Davie. But the righties have come up with impressive arguments like a woman’s place is in the home.

    This fucking coward Reichert won’t show up for one simple reason. Without a script and talking points and Bush telling him what to do he’s worthless. As is anyone who votes for the cowardly punk. Maybe he should borrow some courage from LimpDickLimbaugh’s little blue pill stash.

  35. 39

    Bill Hart spews:

    Dave Reichart afraid? What BS, he would make you shake.

    Dave is not afraid of anybody or anything………It is BS’s like you that take money from people like Michal Moore who even distort the truth more than you

    Bill

  36. 40

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    “U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris doesn’t have overwhelming support among fellow Republicans in her bid to be their nominee for U.S. Senate, according to a poll released Friday, despite her reputation as being a party heroine for her role in the 2000 presidential recount.”
    If a Bush stalwart like Harris can go down, Dapper Do-Nothing Know-Nothing Dave certainly can too.

  37. 41

    Another TJ spews:

    Re #52,

    You couldn’t even get through one post without revealing your hatred of Burner – a post in which you were trying to say why anyone would vote FOR Reichert.

    You seem to share values with the people of Illinois’s 14th District, so you’ve got that going for you… which is nice.

  38. 42

    Puddybud Michael Kennedy spews:

    GDumb sez: “In Washington state we have an unusually strong history of bipartisan, nonideological problem solving.”

    Cough, cough, ack, psst, pfft, hack

    That’s amazing Green Dumb, since for most of the time your party has been the one in control. And the few times our party got in you all threw legislative hissy fits when things didn’t go your way; you know tax and spend at a higher rate.

  39. 43

    For the Clueless spews:

    Thank you ASS for supporting the man with over 20 years worth of rambling anecdotes about the the blind alleys he stumbled through towards his fateful meeting with Gary Ridgway.

    Obviously the kind of guy you want representing you in Congress.

  40. 45

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Dapper Dave thought he had a career ahead of him. . .and now you want him to answer all these pesky questions. . .how rude!

  41. 46

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Buk-buk-buk somebody told me Dapper Dave was around here somewhere. . .wait, I think I hear him Buk-buk-buk-buk.

  42. 47

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Tortureboy just got bitchslapped by the Supremes and its getting harder and harder to justify their position in Iraq. . .their boy Alawi thinks it’s a civil war.

  43. 48

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    TJ@26 expect the wingnut rhetoric to get shriller still as their desperation levels rise. “You’ve got to pick up every stitch. . . . .m m m m must be the Season of the Witch. . .

  44. 49

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Last week the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs also endorsed Reichert, with the statement that “There is no other US Congressman who can contribute more knowledge and expertise to our Homeland Security efforts than Dave Reichert”.

    Interesting that the sacrificial donkette wants the 8th district to trust her to protect our interests … yet her own child, her own flesh and blood, can’t trust her enough to be home when he passes each significant milestone, can’t trust her enough to be home to soothe him when he’s sick or frightened, can’t trust her enough to actually be available when he just needs to be held by his mom…

    If she so readily abandons the trust of the one person she should love above all others, why should we in the 8th trust her at all?

  45. 50

    spews:

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS, wrote:

    Why would the ramblings of THE congressman from the 1st district be of any interest to the voters of the 8TH DISTRICT

    Exactly! Inslee has to frickin’ represent TWO districts at this event because the congressman supposedly representing the 8th District is AWOL!

    That’s bull!

  46. 51

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    And how the hell can she be considered courageous

    What has she done that could remotely be considered courageous?

    Did she run into a burning building, a collapsed mine across a field of landmines? Somehow I doubt sh’ed put her pedicure at risk.

    Give me a break!

    Dropping out of law school is not courageous.
    Having a child then abandoning it like yesterdays lawn clippings is not courageous.
    Fibbing on your resume is not courageous.
    AVOIDING THE VOTERS IN THE DISTRICT SHE PURPORTS TO WANT TO REPRESENT IS NOT COURAGEOUS.

  47. 52

    REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

    The Bush Twins are whores.
    Commentby LeftTurn— 6/30/06@ 9:17 pm [.......................................Left Turn.....Neither Bush daughter would give you a second look. Perhaps you might try Amy Carter or Cleasea Clinton. hehe, JCH]

  48. 53

    REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

    51, RR, You have too much money. You need to be taxed more. “For the good of society” “For the children” “For Hillary and Karl”

  49. 54

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    The best NoLeftbrainandmissinghisLeftnut can do in regards to Dave is denigrate the Bush twins…

    What does that tell about NoLeftbrainandmissinghisLeftnut… besides the fact that he’s 12, bored, unattended by loving adults and clearly a product of the Seattle public indoctrination unions?

  50. 55

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    What the cited wikipedia article say about his short stint as the interim Minister of Interior for Iraq under the Bremmer-Bush Crime Cabal was that he was projected to stay for a year and train Iraqi Police for some unreasonable sum of money. . .if I remember $30,000/$40,000 a month. Toward the end of his stay in Baghdad, someone set off a car bomb just down the street from his hotel. The next day some mortar shells landed across the street. Within ten days this “tough, smart, no-nonsense police leader” (according to Rudy Giuliani) was outtathere!

  51. 56

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Why I vote for Dave:

    He holds the values I do…

    on abortion,
    on stem cells,
    on frivolous lawsuits,
    on tax cuts,
    on homosexual “marriages”
    on faith matters
    on guns

    I trust him more on terror than the lightweight bag of cotton candy who won’t even stay home to protect her own child.

    I trust his 30 years of history in public service in law enforcement with my security far more than I trust a law school drop-out, bored wife and unfulfilled mom.

    He’s a nice guy… who didn’t leave his children behind to pursue a narcissistic, ego stoking agenda. He had the good sense and loved his family enough to WAIT TILL THEY WERE GROWN to leave them for DC.

    He doesn’t lie on his resume or pad his resume or change his resume like shoes.

    The Sherrifs association thought enough of him to make him their president.

    He can be seen out and about his community with his family

    Do I care that you refer to him as “rubber-stamp”? …not a whit… the rubberstamping he does are MY VALUES and the values of the man I ELECTED PRESIDENT…. why would I expect/want anything different?

  52. 58

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    34

    JCH, some people have more money than is good for either society or themselves. Osama is one of them. You’re another.

  53. 59

    RUBBER BALLS REICHERT spews:

    Correction: Posts #39, 41, 44, 46, and 47 were posted by Roger Rabbit. All other comments signed by “Rubber Balls Reichert” were posted by Mrs. Rabbit. This web site automatically defaults to the last screen name used, and this shit always happens when Mrs. Rabbit has been on the computer ahead of me.

  54. 61

    RUBBER BALLS REICHERT spews:

    24

    “give us just one good reason why we should vote for her”

    She will represent the best interests of her district; her opponent will rubberstamp the wishes of his political and corporate sponsors no matter what his constituents think.

  55. 63

    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate spews:

    More likely, he’ll do a “man on dog” gaff, like Santorum.

  56. 64

    dj spews:

    Oh, man…this Reichert dude is lame. Do you remember when he walked out on a primary debate because the other GOP candidates were being all mean to him?

    What a pussy!

  57. 65

    Green Thumb spews:

    How can the Democrats do a better job of defending themselves from being swift boated? The following article was posted at “Sadly, No1” a fun blog that brilliantly skewers the right. The posting can be found at:

    http://sadlyno.com/archives/003124.html#more-3124

    Only two weeks after earning the Democratic nomination in a mostly civil primary election, Jim Webb dialed up the rhetoric Tuesday, verbally carpet-bombing Sen. George Allen over differences the two have on flag burning.

    Allen campaign manager Dick Wadhams had accused Webb of being “beholden to liberal Washington senators” because he was against the Allen-supported flag-burning amendment to the Constitution that died in the Senate on Tuesday.

    Webb considered the comments to be an attack on his patriotism because he objects to tinkering with the First Amendment.

    “George Felix Allen Jr. and his bush-league lapdog, Dick Wadhams, have not earned the right to challenge Jim Webb’s position on free speech and flag burning,” Webb spokesman Steve Jarding said in a press release. “Jim Webb served and fought for our flag and what it stands for, while George Felix Allen Jr. chose to cut and run.

    “When he and his disrespectful campaign puppets attack Jim Webb, they are attacking every man and woman who served. Their comments are nothing more than weak-kneed attacks by cowards.”

    Webb was a Marine in Vietnam, serving as a rifle-platoon leader and company commander. He received the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts, Jarding noted.

    Wadhams said he was surprised that Webb was offended.

    “I didn’t think anybody attacked his patriotism,” Wadhams said. “I don’t see how anybody could attack Jim Webb’s patriotism.”

    “This is straight out of the Republican playbook … taking a candidate’s strength and trying to turn it into a weakness,” Denny Todd said. “It’s what Chris LaCivita did with Swift Boats against John Kerry.”

    LaCivita helped orchestrate the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” attacks during the 2004 Bush campaign. He now works for Allen.

    “It’s been said that Democrats aren’t willing to fight back in campaigns,” Denny Todd said. “Well, we’re willing. We’re not letting them get away with it.”

    Jarding certainly held nothing back Tuesday when he launched Webb’s broadside.

    “While Jim Webb and others of George Felix Allen Jr.’s generation were fighting for our freedoms and for our symbols of freedom in Vietnam, George Felix Allen Jr. was playing cowboy at a dude ranch in Nevada,” Jarding said. “People who live in glass dude ranches should not question the patriotism of real soldiers who fought and bled for this country on a real battlefield.”

  58. 66

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    I doubt that even Reichert knows how he is supposed to vote on the upcoming stem cell research bill that Frist will introduce after he was bitchslapped by Nancy Reagan.

  59. 67

    REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

    REP JCH “Pat” (You are not worthy of the name Kennedy)

    Commentby Commander Ogg— [........hehe......NOT WORTHY of the name Kennedy? What do I have to do? Kill? Rape? Drive drunk? Knock the shit out of a CONN school girl with a 6 iron? Just "axe" Mary Jo's family if "I'm not worthy"!! Ogg, you are one of the Democrat blind sheep who will vote for the scum Kennedys for decades! Classically funny!]

  60. 68

    REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

    “In your case, yes. You have too much money for your own good.”

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 6/30/06@ 3:06 pm […….hehe, Democrat “guvment” hacks KNOW how much money those in the private sector should have. Some of us might have “too much"!! Hillary and RR will “redistribute” this error!! Karl Marx would be proud!!]

  61. 69

    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate spews:

    I guess that list of concerns must have scared Sheriff Davie to death. Where’s the tax cutting for rich fucks?

  62. 70

    Goldy spews:

    Nick…

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

  63. 71

    LeftTurn spews:

    Like most cops, he’s brave only when he’s got ten buddies with him, all armed, and they’ve got an 80 year old woman up against the wall.

  64. 72

    Another TJ spews:

    Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 4:36 pm

    You’re not much of a reader, are you?

  65. 73

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    9.

    Are you writing a style-guide, MOT? If you’re looking for a reference:

    Danger – multi-millionaires at large

    I’ve always thought it was interesting that the mass murder of September 11 was allegedly committed by a multi-millionaire. We always say it was committed by a “terrorist” or by an “Islamic fundamentalist” or an “Arab”, but we never define Osama by his rightful title : multi-millionaire. Why have we never read a headline saying, “3,000 Killed by multi-millionaire” ? It would be a correct headline, would it not ?

    Osama bin Laden has assets totaling at least $30m ; he is a multi-millionaire. So why isn’t that the way we see this person, as a rich fuck who kills people ? Why didn’t that become the reason for profiling potential terrorists ? Instead of rounding up suspicious Arabs, why don’t we say, “Oh my God, a multi-millionaire killed 3,000 people ! Round up the multi-millionaires ! Throw them all in jail ! No charges ! No trials ! Deport the millionaires !!”

    –Michael Moore, Stupid White Men

  66. 74

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Why would the ramblings of THE congressman from the 1st district be of any interest to the voters of the 8TH DISTRICT… hellsbells that alone is reason enough for Dave to ignore it. Was the sacrificial dimwit invited? We sure as hell haven’t seen her in the 8th….

    ohhhhh I get it… she’s using the “Where’s Waldo?” campaign strategy!

  67. 75

    Another TJ spews:

    For those who’ve been burdened by Mr. Reichert’s embarrassing “representation”, here is an example of how a real man behaves toward the people he seeks to serve:

    http://votepetergoldmark.org/

    THIS is what a culture of life looks like.

  68. 76

    Another TJ spews:

    we in the 8th have been begging the sacrificial donkette to give us just one good reason why we should vote for her… besides the “I hate Bush and I’m not Dave” reason or her litany of meaningless platitudes. Oddly, the silence has been deafening here in the 8th.

    Thanks for answering my question from #15, and you managed to offer not one reason to vote for Reichert, underscoring the point I made in #23. Nice two-fer.

  69. 77

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 90

    You misunderstand. This thread is about Reichert and what a frightened little boy he is.

    Why the hell should anyone vote for an asshole who commits to participate in a debate and then walks out when the going gets rough? (And those were Republicans criticizing him!)

    Reichert == frightened little pussy

  70. 78

    RUBBER BALLS REICHERT spews:

    Leslie Nielsem blow dry hair.

    Never grant interviews where I might be challenged.

    I am a Rubber Stamp Republican.

    Bounce jiggle jiggle

  71. 79

    RUBBER BALLS REICHERT spews:

    22

    “ … contribute more knowledge and expertise to our Homeland Security efforts … ”. Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 5:00 pm

    That’s what they said about this guy, too, who entered a guilty plea today on charges to taking $165,000 in BRIBES. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Kerik

  72. 80

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Will Reichert support this vaccination program that will save thousand, maybe millions of women from untimely, and excruciating deaths from cervical cancer? Or will wingnut horeshit theology interfere?

  73. 81

    Rujax206 spews:

    Hey howcanyoubePROUDtobeanEVILfuckingchristianistBITCH-

    How ’bout ’cause she’s NOT A REPUBLICAN!

  74. 82

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    could.. the operative word is could

    A traveling salesman could be killed on the road.
    A lawyer could be killed by an irate client
    A surgeon could be killed by an angry widow
    A truck driver could be killed by a drunk
    An engineer could be killed in a train wreck.
    A homemaker could be killed by robber.
    A priest/secretary/student/ could be killed by anyone at anytime.
    A homeless nitwit named NoLeftbrainandmissinghisLeftnut could be killed by a mugger

    now be a good little boy and go look up the statistics on officers killed on the job vs those serving; go look up the statistics on officers actually using deadly force; go back and finish diddling with yourself while the grown-ups cary on here.

    By the way, I have a cousin who came up through the ranks and is now a commander with LAPD… hasn’t drawn his weapon, hasn’t been shot at, still very much ALIVE with a wife, children and a new grandchild… just like Dave.

  75. 83

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    They said you can make up a story,” Reynolds said. “The audience didn’t deserve for me to make up a story. That’s not fair.”

    Longtime ABC newswoman Walters has confirmed the intended deception, but said it was done to protect Reynolds’ reputation and feelings.

    ABC said it canned Reynolds immediately after Tuesday’s show because her announcement, and an interview with People magazine, took the network by surprise. Walters told The Associated Press that she felt betrayed and ABC said it couldn’t trust Reynolds to tell the truth if she remained on the air.

    Reynolds said she was “having trouble reconciling” ABC’s statement with being told earlier that she could lie about her exit.

    Why the fuck not, there fucking liberal you moron. They lie out of both sides of their mouths. Geeesh.

  76. 84

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    yooohooo….I’m still waiting for someone, anyone (because clearly the sacrificial donkette won’t/can’t) to give me one good reason to vote for her… one plan, one idea, one thing in her curriculum vitae that would make me believe she is worthy of my vote.

    At this point, I doubt the little donkette is qualified to serve on the water district…

  77. 85

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    The Columbus Dispatch
    Wednesday, June 28, 2006
    The Hot Issue: Has the world become safer or more dangerous for Americans since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks?
    15% Safer
    75% More dangerous
    10% No change

    Dave Reichert supports our current bankrupt anti-terrorism policies.
    INSANITY IS CONTINUING TO DO THE SAME THINGS AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME

  78. 86

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    Where were you libs when Queen Chrissy refused to debate Rossi? Probably to busy registering dead,felon and illegal voters. Just as well since that was the only way the dems could win. Hehe

  79. 87

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    How ’bout ‘cause she’s NOT A REPUBLICAN! -Commentby Rujax206— 6/30/06@ 10:26 pm

    Thank you very much rugrat, in your inept little way you managed to prove my point perfectly: the sacrificial piece of fluff is running solely on the “I hate Bush and I’m not Dave” theme.

    She’s as empty and void of value as that bag of pretty pink cotton candy she eerily resembles… soft and tempting nothing sitting on the shelf taking up space.

  80. 89

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Exhibit A

    Why I vote for Dave:

    He holds the values I do…

    on abortion, [1]
    on stem cells, [1]
    on frivolous lawsuits, [2]
    on tax cuts,
    on homosexual “marriages” [3]
    on faith matters [4]
    on guns

    Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 9:26 pm

    Exhibit B

    Moonbats, are you all the party of God? Barack Obama says you need to court Christians. How do you plan to do that? You all hate God:

    In the Pledge of Allegiance
    By Killing unborn Children [1]
    By Supporting Gay Marriage [3]
    In removing crosses from city, county, and state symbols [4]
    Through frivilous law suits by ACLU [2]
    Through saying the founding fathers were diests [4]

    Commentby Puddybud Fitzgerald Kennedy— 6/30/06@ 5:26 am

    I find it interesting that the wingnut message boils down to theocracy, no matter how they state it. hcybPtoaA adds taxes and guns, but they’re just part of the wacko right fundamentlist’s holy writ that Puttybrains yammered about.

    They gotta have a good strong daddy to punish everybody until they relent with a shouted “Hallelujah, I’ve seen the light!” They have to stop these pushy broads with their goddamn brainy ideas from coming up for election.

    They need a big, strong, stupid ass — like Harding (or, not so strong), or Reagan, or 43, or Sheriff Davie.

  81. 90

    libsarewhiners spews:

    How typical for libs to whine about Reichert not going to some lib group’s bullshit forum. Calling him a coward is par for the course from a bunch of feminized libs who have probably never shown courage in their lives. The Seatle Firefighters Union endorsed Reichert; I guess you libs think that firefighters know nothing about courage but are just a bunch of rich Republicans.
    If you want to know about courage try asking people like our firefighters.

  82. 91

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    “The test of an intelligence officer is not so much the ability to accumulate information; it’s to judge between different pieces of information, and not to take a piece of information and use it in a piece of analysis simply because it fits your case, but to use it because it either comes from a reliable source like signals intercepts, from a human source that has been vetted over time as a reliable person, or it comes from documentary information “-Michael Scheuer,June22,2006
    I, for one, would like a Representative who can function on that level. . .smart, intelligent, rational. Darcy Burner is more than qualified.
    AIRHEAD RUBBERSTAMP REICHERT IS NOT

  83. 92

    My Left Foot spews:

    Bob @ 76,

    Your, um, partner, Bruno is pissed. He wants to know why you are asking after pussy. Seems he thinks his ass should be good enough for you. Ignoranus! (not a typo. You are both stupid and an asshole)

    Carl Grossman
    Liberal, Proud and lookin’ to kick RightWingNut ass. I am mad as hell and doing something about it.

  84. 94

    My Left Foot spews:

    Puddy,

    Please try to post something new. You have posted that God-less list 100 times. Try Google, there are lots of things for you to cut and paste there.

    Carl Grossman
    Liberal and Proud

  85. 95

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    How is cottoncandydarcy the donkette qualified?

    Name anything she has accomplished (before quitting) that qualifies her to represent my family.

  86. 96

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    I’ve got it!…. she didn’t abort the baby she’s now willing to abandon for bigger and better narcissism!

    I just knew there had to be something positive to say about your little fluff!

  87. 97

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    The most damaging element in this discussion is that Reichert’s defenders are as lightweight and logic impermeable as Reichert himself.

  88. 98

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    So come on frogggy… what heavyweight {snicker} ‘things’ has the fluff accomplished besides not aborting her kid??….

    we’re all waiting to hear what the fluff can do for the 8th… her ideas, her plans…

  89. 101

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 86

    “what heavyweight {snicker} ‘things’ has the fluff accomplished besides not aborting her kid??….”

    Well, for one, she isn’t a-scared to make a public appearance.

    We already know how Reichert cuts-and-runs from debates, but this event wasn’t even a debate!

    Reichert is just a frightened little fucking pussy.

  90. 102

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    I keep asking and asking and you fluff-defenders keep avoiding and avoiding…

    Question… how would we in the 8th KNOW that the sacrificial dimwit is… “smart, articulate, courageous …, every day of the week.“ when she’s so busy pandering to the loonies in seattle she can’t actually be bothered enough to tell the constituents she’s hoping (wishing, more like it) what (if anything) she stands for, has ideas about or how she plans to initiate her nonexistant ideas?

    Yoohooo sacrificial donkette… do you even KNOW what area the 8th district encompasses?? -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 4:41 pm

    If she so readily abandons the trust of the one person she should love above all others, why should we in the 8th trust her at all? -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 5:00 pm

    Nice straw dog there, especially in light of the fact we in the 8th have been begging the sacrificial donkette to give us just one good reason why we should vote for her… besides the “I hate Bush and I’m not Dave” reason or her litany of meaningless platitudes. Oddly, the silence has been deafening here in the 8th.
    Perhaps its time to change her moniker to ‘darcy the disappointing scarificial donkette’….

    darcy the disappointing sacrificial donkette is like cotton candy… pretty in pink, all fluff, no substance and too much makes you sick. -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 5:12 pm

    I don’t hate Burner… I don’t hate cotton candy either… but I also don’t want lightweight fluff representing me or pretending to protect me from terrorism.

    besides… you can’t hate what you don’t know and I haven’t seen the debutante out walking the area or shaking hands… can’t ruin the pedicure or manicure on the those inconvenient voters! -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:09 pm

    I’m still waiting for someone, anyone (because clearly the sacrificial donkette won’t/can’t) to give me one good reason to vote for her… one plan, one idea, one thing in her curriculum vitae that would make me believe she is worthy of my vote. -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:16 pm

    yooohooo….I’m still waiting for someone, anyone (because clearly the sacrificial donkette won’t/can’t) to give me one good reason to vote for her… one plan, one idea, one thing in her curriculum vitae that would make me believe she is worthy of my vote.

    At this point, I doubt the little donkette is qualified to serve on the water district… -Comment by howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:27 pm

    How is cottoncandydarcy the donkette qualified?

    Name anything she has accomplished (before quitting) that qualifies her to represent my family. -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:55 pm

    So come on frogggy… what heavyweight {snicker} ‘things’ has the fluff accomplished besides not aborting her kid??….

    we’re all waiting to hear what the fluff can do for the 8th… her ideas, her plans… -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 11:05 pm

  91. 103

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    54

    “51, RR, You have too much money.” Commentby REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX]— 6/30/06@ 9:26 pm

    Don’t worry, Craig, this problem is self-correcting. Today is the last day of the month, so my pension EFT hit the bank this morning, but it’ll all be gone by next Friday.

  92. 104

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    90.

    So, you’ve proven that your only purpose here is to denigrate Darcy.

    But your guy has a record. I’ll present this stuff here, because you evidently can’t be bothered with a link.

    Voted against homeland security measures recommended by the 9/11 Commission and the 2004 Intelligence Reform Law.

    Voted against VA funding and extending healthcare to vets families.

    Just before General Casey announced withdrawal plans, Reichert voted against the creation of a plan for withdrawal from Iraq.

    Voted in favor of weakening House Ethics Committee rules.

    Reichert voted against people and for the Bankruptcy Bill so people overwhelmed by medical bills may never recover.

    Reichert voted to allow federal officials to use secret warrants to search library records and bookstore sales.

    Voted consistently against protecting a woman’s right to choose. You like this, but a lot of people don’t.

    Reichert voted against stem cell research. I know you like this too, but a lot of people don’t — like Nancy Reagan.

    Reichert voted to cut funding for sewage treatment, leaving Carnation’s citizens with a $400 per month bill for clean water. Not good on local issues, either.

    Reichert voted to allow nuclear waste to be stored at Hanford – “Surprisingly” said the P-I on June 1, 2005 – and voted for massive tax breaks for oil companies.

  93. 105

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 92

    “She isn’t “a-scared ” to make a public appearance? Nope not in SEATTLE!”

    Sorry to shake ya Ass, but you appear to be either fact-challenged or just lying through your teeth. The vast majority of Darcy’s functions are…um…in the 8th district.

    You’ve been duped by another Wingnut talking point that is easily shown to be numerically incorrect. (Or are you just a lying asshole.)

    In any case, what we do know is that Reichert is a chicken-shit deadbeat congressman. Let’s dump the dolt!

  94. 106

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    no dj YOU misunderstand… dave has a history, a background, a record on which to stand. The fact that he has something better to do than be ambushed by some old-fart liberal group does not negate those facts.

    The fluff has nothing on which to stand.

    God knows, I’ve certainly asked enough times for just one thing to consider giving her a vote…. and you young fart liberals just keep spewing everything but the one thing she IS running on… “Hi I’m Darcy, I’m cute and I’m not Dave…I’ve pretty much checked off everything on my treasure hunt list so, would ya, like, vote for me so I can check that off too?”

  95. 107

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Well I’ll tell ya something dj – I live in the 8th, we’ve had doorbell-ers and sign wave-ers and flyers and mailingS and NO ONE HAS SEEN HIDE NOR FLUFFY HAIR OF THE COTTON CANDY QUEEN.

  96. 108

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    At least Darcy does here extra-8th district politicking in Washington State:

    At a $1,000-a-person “Texas-style” barbecue in Washington, D.C., proved to be a gusher for the campaign coffers of Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash.

    The marquee host of the barbecue is Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas — “Chairman Barton” — the powerful chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    Under Chairman Barton, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has sat dormant, as Western lawmakers pried loose records and tried to get the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to investigate how Washingtonians were ripped off.

  97. 109

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    64

    “you can’t hate what you don’t know” Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:09 pm

    Then why do you have 1,500,000,000 Muslims you don’t know?

  98. 110

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    good grief, Mrs rabbit must be working late again… are you drunk rabbit??

  99. 111

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    95

    Hey – that’s a great bumpersticker for Darcy’s campaign!

    Dump the Dolt
    Dump the Dolt
    Dump the Dolt
    Dump the Dolt
    Dump the Dolt
    Dump the Dolt

  100. 112

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    97,

    Dave was invited, but he isn’t going to show up. I don’t think you should be slamming Darcy about presence in the District.

  101. 113

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    100

    “good grief, Mrs rabbit must be working late again… are you drunk rabbit??” Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 11:31 pm

    What business is it of yours where Mrs. Rabbit is, or whether I’m drunk?

  102. 114

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 96

    “dave has a history, a background, a record on which to stand.”

    Waaaaahhhhh, haaaaa, haaaa, haaa. Ho, he, he, ha.

    Thanks for the Friday night entertainment Ass. Reichert was, at best, a mediocre Sheriff. But, as a congressman, he is fucking LAME! He doesn’t make his own decisions; he doesn’t even hire his own freaking staff! He is a do-nothing follow-the-wingnut-leader congressman.

    “The fact that he has something better to do than be ambushed by some old-fart liberal group does not negate those facts.”

    What the fuck are you babbling about? He had a chance to make his opinions known on some important issues.

    But, what we learn, instead, is that he is a frightened little pussy.

    Just like he was afraid to debate other Republicans. (Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!).

  103. 115

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    So harry, you must have been absolutely incensed when the junior senator and one woman communist government from New York raised millions from fundraisers in CALIFORNIA… or when her husband the slurpee maker in chief raised hundreds of thousands in CHINA….

    yoohoo mr pot… mr kettle is calling…

  104. 116

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    JUST ONE DAMNED REASON… JUST ONE!

    I keep asking and asking and you fluff-defenders keep avoiding and avoiding…

    Question… how would we in the 8th KNOW that the sacrificial dimwit is… “smart, articulate, courageous …, every day of the week.“ when she’s so busy pandering to the loonies in seattle she can’t actually be bothered enough to tell the constituents she’s hoping (wishing, more like it) what (if anything) she stands for, has ideas about or how she plans to initiate her nonexistant ideas?

    Yoohooo sacrificial donkette… do you even KNOW what area the 8th district encompasses?? -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 4:41 pm

    If she so readily abandons the trust of the one person she should love above all others, why should we in the 8th trust her at all? -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 5:00 pm

    Nice straw dog there, especially in light of the fact we in the 8th have been begging the sacrificial donkette to give us just one good reason why we should vote for her… besides the “I hate Bush and I’m not Dave” reason or her litany of meaningless platitudes. Oddly, the silence has been deafening here in the 8th.
    Perhaps its time to change her moniker to ‘darcy the disappointing scarificial donkette’….

    darcy the disappointing sacrificial donkette is like cotton candy… pretty in pink, all fluff, no substance and too much makes you sick. -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 5:12 pm

    I don’t hate Burner… I don’t hate cotton candy either… but I also don’t want lightweight fluff representing me or pretending to protect me from terrorism.

    besides… you can’t hate what you don’t know and I haven’t seen the debutante out walking the area or shaking hands… can’t ruin the pedicure or manicure on the those inconvenient voters! -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:09 pm

    I’m still waiting for someone, anyone (because clearly the sacrificial donkette won’t/can’t) to give me one good reason to vote for her… one plan, one idea, one thing in her curriculum vitae that would make me believe she is worthy of my vote. -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:16 pm

    yooohooo….I’m still waiting for someone, anyone (because clearly the sacrificial donkette won’t/can’t) to give me one good reason to vote for her… one plan, one idea, one thing in her curriculum vitae that would make me believe she is worthy of my vote.

    At this point, I doubt the little donkette is qualified to serve on the water district… -Comment by howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:27 pm

    How is cottoncandydarcy the donkette qualified?

    Name anything she has accomplished (before quitting) that qualifies her to represent my family. -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 10:55 pm

    So come on frogggy… what heavyweight {snicker} ‘things’ has the fluff accomplished besides not aborting her kid??….

    we’re all waiting to hear what the fluff can do for the 8th… her ideas, her plans… -Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 11:05 pm

    Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 6/30/06@ 11:14 pm

  105. 117

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 97

    “I live in the 8th, we’ve had doorbell-ers and sign wave-ers and flyers and mailingS and NO ONE HAS SEEN HIDE NOR FLUFFY HAIR OF THE COTTON CANDY QUEEN.”

    Of course nobody has seen Sheriff COTTON CANDY HAIR either. The fucker is to frightened to come out in public! Actually, he probably isn’t afraid to actually APPEAR in public…just so long as he doesn’t have to SAY ANYTHING!

  106. 118

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Excuse me… the man is regularly seen in his community when he’s home from DC…

  107. 119

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    106.

    Asked and answered.

    C’mon hcybPtoaA, why is Sheriff Goodhair so afraid to stand up in front of the voters?

  108. 120

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    108.

    He must come visit you in your home. Is this the theocracy underground of the Eastside he speaks at. Is he the Grand Kleagle?

  109. 121

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 108

    “the man is regularly seen in his community when he’s home from DC…”

    Right…as I said he isn’t nessarily afraid to APPEAR…but he only rarely will do anything more than smile. When the guy’s lips start flapping he comes off as a fucking dolt! I’ve heard him…it’s embarassing!

  110. 122

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    No,you haven’t answered… ‘I’m not dave” is not an answer and surely not a reason to have earned my vote.

    Come on darcy devotees and little fluff aficionados, what can cotton candy do for me, for my family, for my community that Dave can’t? How’s she going to do whatever ‘it’ is?

  111. 123

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    If the Christians come out in numbers then Reichart wins easily. If not it will be close. Luckily we have more activism in the Christian community, let us hope it translates to wins for the repubs for 2006 and beyond.

  112. 124

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    112

    87, 94.

    You don’t like the answer, but that is it.

    You’re not an honest broker, anyway. So get off of the pot.

    Why won’t Davie speak to voters?

  113. 125

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 112
    “No,you haven’t answered… ‘I’m not dave” is not an answer and surely not a reason to have earned my vote.”

    BULLSHIT, ASSHOLE…this thread is about Sheriff Cut-n-run Dave and his failure to appear at a civic event.

    He is a fucking coward!

  114. 126

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    I went to the fluffs website… and she talks about Dave!

    I went to Dave’s website… and he talks about Dave! Dave’s accomplishments, endorsements… nary a word about Fluffy Cotton candy.

  115. 127

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    113.

    They really have a track record, like Referendum 65. We’ll all be voting… Oh. Never mind.

  116. 129

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    “A civic event”? {snicker}…. um gee whiz, can you site chapter and verse where it’s written that any politician HAS to attend every single event and/or old-fart liberal ambush to which he’s “invited”?… is it even possible to attend each and every one or is it only liberal politicians that get to pick and choose the venues and events to showcase themselves?

  117. 130

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Why won’t Davie speak to voters? -Commentby Harry Tuttle— 6/30/06@ 11:47 pm

    Why does darcy speak to voters that can’t vote for her?
    Why does darcy speak but say nothing?
    Why doesn’t darcy (or you} tell me what darcy stands for?

  118. 131

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 119

    “can you site chapter and verse where it’s written that any politician HAS to attend every single event”

    Well, they couldn’t pass such a “chapter and verse”—otherwise dolt like Reichert would be at a severe disadvantage. I mean, really, ASS, have you heard him speak? It IS embarassing.

    So…I don’t really blame him for not showing up. But, that isn’t going to stop me from laughing at him for being a cowardly pussy.

  119. 132

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    That’s what make America great dj… you have the RIGHT to laugh at anyone you choose to…evjust as you have the right to keep making an ASS of yourself and I have the right to mock you for it.

    Thanks for the mildly amusing entertainment.

  120. 133

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Why does darcy speak to voters that can’t vote for her?

    For the same reason Dave Reichert goes to $1000 per plate BBQs hosted by Big Oil Congressmen in D. C. To get campaign financing.
    Darcy, however, gets hers from people who can only afford $100.

    Why does darcy speak but say nothing?

    She may say noting to you, but stem cell research, an Iraq strategy, support for vets and their families, bankruptcy protection for individuals when they need a fresh start. Those things say a lot to me, and a lot about Dave, who is against them all.

    Why doesn’t darcy (or you} tell me what darcy stands for?

    You know what she stands for. All the things you hate.

  121. 134

    dj spews:

    Harry Tuttle @ 123

    “You know what she stands for. All the things you [Wingnuts like ProudASS] hate.”

    Indeed. On the other hand, Reichert stands for all of the Wingnut values:

    Theocracy, kidnapping, torturing, killing off due process, domestic spying, thoughtlessly voting with Bush’s “agenda”, breeding more terrorists, hypocracy, anti-science, anti-education, and cowboy diplomacy.

    That is the package that comes with Reichert. He is a robot for Bush, he is not so bright, and when the debate going gets tough, Reichert cuts and runs. The 8th can do much, much better than Sheriff Dave.

  122. 135

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    The format is intended to create an opportunity for our elected U.S. Representatives to listen to their constituents’ concerns, describe where they stand on important issues in a clear and substantive way, and respond directly to citizens’ questions – all outside the politically charged environment of an election debate.

    Golly gosh gee whiz, the last I checked WE have 11 elected U.S “representatives” in DC…

    Rep. Baird, Brian (D-WA-3rd)
    Sen. Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
    Rep. Dicks, Norman (D-WA-6th)
    Rep. Hastings, Doc (R-WA-4th)
    Rep. Inslee, Jay (D-WA-1st)
    Rep. Larsen, Rick (D-WA-2nd)
    Rep. McDermott, Jim (D-WA-7th)
    Rep. McMorris, Cathy (R-WA-5th)
    Sen. Murray, Patty (D-WA)
    Rep. Reichert, Dave (R-WA-8th)
    Rep. Smith, Adam (D-WA-9th)

    Why only those 2 invited?

    Oh gee, because it smacks of political set up by Inslee the 1st runner up for camera/microphone time after Schumer?

  123. 136

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    well harry, i’m glad you judge your candidates by the platitudes they spout…. and I’m doubly glad that most Americans can see straight through those meaningless soundbites and empty words to vote for IDEAS and PLANS.

  124. 137

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Could it have something to do with the borders of the 1st and 8th districts sharing a border between Kirkland/Redmond and Bellevue? A lot of the 8th population concentrates there, as does that of the 1st.

    If an office holder is doing things I don’t like, and a viable candidate (basically one who has the money to campaign) comes along who says they’ll do differently and will try to undo the harm the incumbent has done. Why wouldn’t I be interested in the challenger?

    Davie said he’d be a moderate. He lied.

  125. 138

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Why is it that wingnut politicians can’t talk? Nethercutt was another dead headed dolt.

    You guys sure like ‘em stupid.

  126. 139

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 125

    But…even holding it in Reichert’s district, the coward is to frightened to actually participate!

    Man…talking about a sign of weakness! On top of his penchant for walking out on debates, this looks really bad for Reichert.

  127. 140

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Of course, it does take a great deal of disingenuousness to make the wingnut agenda palatable to most people.

    Maybe it’s just their honesty breaking out in their voice boxes, muting them.

  128. 141

    dj spews:

    I think folks living in the 8th should call Reichert’s office (206-275-3483) and ask the Sheriff to show a little spine.

    Specifically, request that he participate in “A Conversation With Your Congressman” hosted by the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans.

    I mean, who wants a coward for congressman?

  129. 142

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    131

    Rubber Balls Reichert won’t go anywhere someone might ask him if he’s for “privatizing” (a.k.a. looting) Social Security.

  130. 143

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Really.

    Dave said he’s be representing the intrests of 8th District voters. Why can’t he show up at a forum and explain how he’s been doing that? Medicare Part D is a big deal for retired people, some of them even live in the 8th District. Outsourcing of jobs is certainly pertinent to Puget Sound workers. The Employee Free Choice Act has 215 co-sponsors in the House, including Chrisopher Shays of CT — a moderate Republican — how come moderate Dave hasn’t signed on?

  131. 145

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Of course none of the festivities at “A Conversation With Your Congressman” includes God, gays or guns, so I guess your sub-average Republican would be at a disadvantage.

  132. 146

    Green Thumb spews:

    Notice how Proud’s listing of priorities (205) reads like a White House press release. Proud, where exactly does your paycheck come from? Sounds suspiciously like a contractor for the RNC.

  133. 147

    Living in the 8th spews:

    INteresting that Burner removed the big photo of her with the baby on her website. someone ought to ask why….(I think I know, but would like to hear others speculate on why)

  134. 148

    conservativewhacko spews:

    Well fortunately I had better things to do than keep up with HA over the weekend. I’m glad to see rabbit is still rabid. It’s not like you libruls don’t have enough non-thinking pms’ing males out there. You can’t even keep your own blogs inline. Why should you run the country?

  135. 149

    LeftTurn spews:

    Here’s all you need to know about RubberStampReichert. He’s some tough guy who is so tough he will protect us from the evil terrorists. He’s brave because he was a cop. Yada, yada. But if he’s so tough, why does he have a HISTORY of RUNNING from open debate and situations where he might actually have to speak for himself? Why is he afraid of Congressman Inslee? If RSR can’t find the stones to engage in a simple public forum, how will he find the stones to defeat the evil terrorists?

  136. 150

    BushWentAwol spews:

    I live in Darcy’s disctrict and here’s the only thing I needed to know about her to know she deserves my vote. She is a Democrat. That’s all I need to know. Because if I vote republican, I vote for another two years of Bush regime terror and I realize that I couldn’t possibily be any worse off than I am right now if I give her a chance.

    She was a straight – A student in law school so I know she’s smart. She worked at Microsoft and they have a reputation for hiring the best. She couldn’t do any worse than a guy who can’t string together two sentences without checking with George Bush to see if it’s okay.

  137. 151

    BushWentAwol spews:

    Hey bad news for the cowards and traitors on the right. Just went to Darcy’s website and saw she hit her goal. More bad news for the bad news bears over at GOP HQ!

  138. 153

    dj spews:

    conservativewhacko,

    Ummm…to keep conservative whackos from further destroying our country.

  139. 154

    Puddybud Michael Kennedy spews:

    Again, Harry Mummified Brain Tuttle asks: “Why does darcy speak to voters that can’t vote for her?

    For the same reason Dave Reichert goes to $1000 per plate BBQs hosted by Big Oil Congressmen in D. C. To get campaign financing.
    Darcy, however, gets hers from people who can only afford $100.”

    I’d claim the same thing for all the people whom think right campaigning against:

    Rep. Baird, Brian (D-WA-3rd)
    Sen. Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
    Rep. Dicks, Norman (D-WA-6th)
    Rep. Hastings, Doc (R-WA-4th)
    Rep. Inslee, Jay (D-WA-1st)
    Rep. Larsen, Rick (D-WA-2nd)
    Rep. McDermott, Jim (D-WA-7th)
    Rep. Smith, Adam (D-WA-9th)

    DIpshit!

  140. 155

    Puddybud Michael Kennedy spews:

    Correction: Posts #39, 41, 44, 46, and 47 were posted by Roger Rabbit. All other comments signed by “Rubber Balls Reichert” were posted by Mrs. Rabbit. This web site automatically defaults to the last screen name used, and this shit always happens when Mrs. Rabbit has been on the computer ahead of me.

    Commentby RUBBER BALLS REICHERT— 6/30/06@ 9:22 pm

    Yeah right, and the other 15 names you use are…?

  141. 156

    Puddybud Michael Kennedy spews:

    90. So, you’ve proven that your only purpose here is to denigrate Darcy. Commentary of Harry Mummified Brain Tuttle. And the left’s potitive position on Dave Reichert is…?

    Since I live up here in the north, the Dave/Darcy debate does not affect me. But the effect of these rants shows how the libruls are smearing Dave while those whom think right are asking what critical attributes does Darcy possess to pursuade someone to vote for her? If the Police and Firefighter UNIONS support Dave, all that’s left for the moonbats is to get their ELF, GLA, GLAAD, NAMBLA, ACLU gang to vote for Darcy. I think I’d trust the UNIONS here!!!

  142. 157

    Puddybud Michael Kennedy spews:

    Yes, I left Doc Hasting in there on purpose. I am not too fond of him. But that being written, I present the Northwest Moonbat Wing of Congress supported by the Goldy’s ASSHead members of the Northwest Division of Lunatic Moonbats.

  143. 158

    Green Thumb spews:

    The question should be simple enough for Reichert to answer: Does he support President Bush’s effort to privatize Social Security? Yes or no?

    Might any winger enlighten us on this crucial issue?

  144. 159

    Dave Reichert spews:

    Regarding my position on privatizing Social Security let me call President Bush (or dad as I call him) and find out what he wants me to say and I will get back to you…

  145. 160

    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate spews:

    Puttybrains, we all know you want a preacher for Congress to implement your theocracy, so let’s not be questioning anyone else’s dipshitness, OK?

    Puttybrains, the Christian Taliban.

  146. 161

    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate spews:

    142

    She’s been out talking a million plus from lots of people to finance a campaign against Sheriff Goodhair. That seems like pretty good interpersonal skills to me.

  147. 162

    dj spews:

    Living in the 8th @ 137

    “INteresting that Burner removed the big photo of her with the baby on her website. someone ought to ask why….(I think I know, but would like to hear others speculate on why)”

    Really, LIT8th? You think you know, do you?

    Well, you are wrong, dipshit.

    The photo is not removed. Go back to her site and hit the reload key a few times. You will see that the photo in the upper right changes.

  148. 163

    conservativewhacko spews:

    Harry @16,17:

    Well Harry I would go for that. At least it would get; Michael Moore, Streisand, Clooney, et. al off the streets. :)

  149. 164

    dj spews:

    Puddy @ 142

    “But the effect of these rants shows how the libruls are smearing Dave while those whom think right are asking what critical attributes does Darcy possess to pursuade someone to vote for her?”

    So? This is a liberal blog. What did you expect when you came here? People throwing flowers and candy in the path of the Sheriff as he walks down the street?

  150. 165

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    112

    “I’m not dave” is not an answer and surely not a reason to have earned my vote.”

    ProudAss, Darcy Burner doesn’t have what it takes to earn your vote — she’s not a Nazi.

  151. 166

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    136

    Cranston — Welcome to HorsesAss.org! You must be new here. I’ll explain the rules.

    1. This is a liberal blog.
    2. There is no censorship here.
    3. Unpatriotic fascist America-haters are allowed to post.
    4. Our job as liberals is to verbally beat the shit out of them.
    5. No mercy for Republicans!

  152. 167

    conservativewhacko spews:

    @151

    Good point. Nobody here would ever say one good thing about Dave. Their ideology is attack, attack, attack. If a conservative makes a point then switch topics quick and start with the smear all over again. It’s pathetic. They are all crying about Conservatives not being able to say good things about Dave but it’s just a cover up because they have absolutely nothing to say about Darcy.

    What’s worse is Dave is being hammered by Republicans because he is not voting the way they want him to every single time. He has actually listened to the contituents in his district on more than one occassion. I’m not talking the individuals (like the nut jobs here) but trying to listen to the majority. He is in a pretty mixed district and it shows.

    However you look here and it’s all rhetoric. Read this whole thread and look how fast the libruls flit from slam to slam without actually adding any substance. No you will get no discussion here. This is a slam blog. Goldy is a pretty good cat, and when he actually responds in his blog he’s pretty fair. But the rest of participants in here are only after one thing … that is to chalk up the “me too’s”.

  153. 168

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    141

    “Yeah right, and the other 15 names you use are…?” Commentby Puddybud Michael Kennedy— 7/1/06@ 7:46 am

    1) Patriotic American
    2) U.S. War Veteran
    3) Taxpayer
    4) Hard Worker
    5) Compassionate Liberal
    6) Proud Democrat
    7) Union Label
    8) Loyal Liberal
    9) Tough As Nails
    10) Father
    11) Husband
    12) Lover
    13) Brother
    14) Son
    15) Not A Republican Traitor

  154. 169

    conservativewhacko spews:

    Jeez all you have to do is read Rabbit’s posts. He has almost single handedly changed the tone of this site. Way back when it was still pretty vitriolic BUT not nearly what it is today. Rabbit is trying to quash all discussion so that it is only the very, very left wing voice that is heard here.

    He doesn’t want discussion. It’s a scarey thing to think somebody may have a valid viewpoint that isn’t his own. He’s a small, close minded poster. Always has been.

  155. 170

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    141

    “these rants shows how the libruls are smearing Dave”

    boooo-hoooo-hooo-ha hoo hee haw har har har har har !!!

    A Republican complaining about “smearing” is like Ted Bundy complaining about “crime.”

  156. 171

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    137, 149

    Looks like Putty Fer Brains doesn’t know how to work his computer! This is known as “operator error.”

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    (raucous rabbit guffawing in background)

  157. 172

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    150

    “Commentby conservativewhacko— 7/1/06@ 9:10 am”

    At least this guy is truthful about himself.

  158. 173

    conservativewhacko spews:

    @157 .. and for all to view.

    100 percent point proven. Nice substance. Boo Hoo? That must be polisci circa 1950.

    How about both sides smear and play dirty politics but these are the reasons I’m voting for Darcy:
    x

    x

    x

    Oh wait there aren’t any. No political record. No public service record. “Padding” the resume. And the list goes on. No “look at what she did here.” Because you can’t. Darcy’s only chance to win is to run as “I’m not Dave.” And losers like Rabbit are more than happy to support that. It’s a whole lot like Kerry’s last campaign.

  159. 174

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    156

    “Rabbit is trying to quash all discussion so that it is only the very, very left wing voice that is heard here.” Commentby conservativewhacko— 7/1/06@ 9:27 am

    As far as I can tell, the volume of rightwing screeching in HA comment threads is louder than ever, and the only trollfuck who left HA because he couldn’t handle the give-and-take of honest political discourse was that yellow-backed chickenshit John MacDonald.

    In any case, I got the idea from you wingers. How do you like a dose of your own medicine? Does the castor oil taste and feel good as it slides down your pipe?

    Hey crybaby, if you can’t take it go run to your mommy and ask for a band-aid.

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  160. 176

    Harry Tuttle spews:

    156

    As opposed to JCH, MTR, Puddybud, hcybPtbaA, you mean?

    Give me a break.

    There is no possiblity that a reasoned discussion can be obtained here because:

    A. People post anonymously. This means that they don’t have to put their reputations on the line.

    B. The liberals don’t want to reveal too much about their disagreements. Your side doesn’t need any additional ammunition.

    C. You don’t want a debate, either. You’ve just come here to take cheap shots at liberals, they way we take them at wingnuts.

    So take your holier than thou act an shove it where the sun don’t shine. K?

  161. 177

    REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

    “In your case, yes. You have too much money for your own good.”

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 6/30/06@ 3:06 pm […….hehe, Democrat “guvment” hacks KNOW how much money those in the private sector should have. Some of us might have “too much"!! Hillary and RR will “redistribute” this error!! Karl Marx would be proud!!]

  162. 178

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    160

    “How about both sides smear and play dirty politics”

    Yeah, how about that, you sanctimonious fuck?!! Wingers fling hate rhetoric at liberals and expect a free pass? You can bend over the kiss my furry ass. When was the last time a Republican was accused of having any “substance?”

    Here’s the deal, fuckface. Roger Rabbit’s philosophy isn’t subtle. It’s so simple and straightforward even an asswipe like you can understand it:

    If you fuck with us, we’ll fuck with you.
    If you call us names, we’ll call you names.
    If you smear our guys, we’ll smear your guys.
    If you play dirty, we’ll play dirty.
    If you steal elections, we’ll steal them back.
    If you try to kill us, we’ll try to kill you.

    Any questions?

  163. 179

    PBJ spews:

    Microsoft apparently does make a distinction between and executive and a general manager, program manager, team lead, engineer, technical specialist, lead geek or janitor. They list executives on their web site:

    http://www.microsoft.com/press.....?group=A-D

    For someone who was merely a Program Manager (which cannot even be verified at that) or whatever title her apologists are using to explain her false claim, to call herself an executive is quite a promotion indeed.

    From her own website:

    “Darcy grew up in a military family. She worked hard in school, graduated at the top of her class and put herself through Harvard. After graduation, Darcy worked for 12 years in the high tech sector – including as an executive at Microsoft.”

    http://www.darcyburner.com/aboutdarcy.php

  164. 180

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    163

    I don’t agree with you on point (B), Harry. We liberals (and Democrats) have always been very open about our disagreements. Republicans mistakenly take that as a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s evidence of a healthy process.

    The GOP, on the other hand, doesn’t allow disagreements in their party — they tell their adherents what to think and say, and anybody who doesn’t toe the party line goes to the woodshed.

  165. 182

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    If you steal elections, we’ll steal them back.
    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 7/1/06@ 9:42 am

    The republican have a lot of catching up to do to get even with the dems in this category. Hell my brother John got in because of dead donks.

  166. 185

    Green Thumb spews:

    Harry at 163:

    You sum it up very well. It’s unfortunate that we can’t have a more meaningful discussion here, but it frankly it isn’t going to happen without a moderator or some means of comments ranking.

    I really like the tpmcafe.com model because intelligent people from a variety of perspectives can really dig into a topic without the stupid flaming that happens here. We need a blog modeled somewhat along the lines of tpmcafe.com and is dedicated to Washington state politics. If Goldy isn’t going to do it, someone else should step up to the plate.

  167. 187

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    171

    We need a blog devoted to flaming the rightwing nazi retards! The Republican Noise Machine is huge. They use thousands of broadcasters, print publications, and blogs to attack liberals. We need at least one place where we can dish it back. It’s absolutely wrong-headed to think that (A) you can have any kind of enlightened discussion with these motherfuckers, and (B) letting them walk all over us without replying in kind is a wise thing to do — we did that for years and look where it got us.

  168. 188

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    The republicans problem is they dont stoop to the dems level. I say we get the bowie knives out and start slashing baby.

  169. 189

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    ProudAss, Darcy Burner doesn’t have what it takes to earn your vote – she’s not a Nazi. -Commentby Roger Rabbit— 7/1/06@ 9:18 am

    No, she’s just a lightweight piece of fluff socialist… and that definitely won’t EARN my vote either…. and quite frankly I’m not sure which is her worst characteristic..

    lightweight
    fluff
    or socialist.

  170. 190

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:


    Keep Your Laws Off My Bunny!

    “The likely world-record hammerhead shark caught in May weighed 1,280 pounds because it was pregnant with 55 pups–the most scientists have ever seen,” reports the Associated Press:

    “Although we are thankful that the fisherman gave this unique specimen to Mote, and we are learning a lot about this species from this large female shark, we were saddened to see so many unborn pups inside her so close to birth,” said Dr. Robert Hueter, director of Mote’s Center for Shark Research.

    “Unborn pups”? What kind of antichoice extremist is this Dr. Hueter? Everyone knows they’re just piscine fetuses, clumps of cells and nothing more.

    Along similar lines, check out this recent Seattle Times story:

    Feral rabbits continue to run amok in Woodland and Green Lake parks after a failed attempt to relocate them to a new home. . . .

    The first relocation attempt, which was to have begun Jan. 15, proved to be too expensive to complete. . . . Another problem was warm spring weather. It’s best to capture rabbits in colder months when they mate less. But an early spring heat wave meant many rabbits were pregnant when captured.

    The program required sterilizing the captured rabbits, which would have meant terminating the pregnancies. Although a handful of rabbits were born, the Parks Department thought it best to postpone the roundup until this fall, when the weather is cooler.

    Such disregard for leporine reproductive rights is enough to make our hare stand on end. Just because they’re rabbits doesn’t mean they should be expected to breed like rabbits. There’s an animal rights movement and an abortion rights movement, but it’s a scandal how few people take animal abortion rights seriously.

  171. 192

    Former Voter spews:

    171 -
    Couldn’t agree with you more; the 20 or so regulars who apparently live their lives at this playground, hissy-fitting, are toast.

  172. 193

    Dave Reichert spews:

    Of course I might be able to answer your question on Social Security after I talk to Rush Limbaugh and find out what he thinks.

  173. 194

    dj spews:

    ProudASS @ 175

    As someone who has interacted with Darcy, I assure you she is neither fluff or a socialist (I didn’t weigh her, so I cannot comment on lightweight).

    Your faux protests are completely hollow, which is a polite way of saying that you don’t know what the fuck you are babbling about.

    Darcy is MUCH smarter than Reichert. She is MUCH more articulate than Reichert. And, unlike Reichert, she actually knows how to analyze issues. (I mean, Reichert has the GOP leadership to do all that hard work for him).

    Oh…and unlike Reichert, she is not afraid to speak in public. Reichert, on the other hand, seems to be nervous and uptight about exposing his weaknesses. And for good reason—he is inarticulate and unable to actually analyze and take a stand for issues on his own.

  174. 195

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Where’s the cottoncandy debutante going to be over our American holiday… certainly not out “Doorbelling for Darcy”…

    Maybe she’s using her “exceeded” “fundraising goal” for a little holiday break… that’s seems to be all darcy… a great starter (mommyhood, law school, Microsoft) but a much better non-finisher.

  175. 196

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    You may have “interacted” dj… but big-flippin whoop… pay attention now I HAVEN’T INTERACTED, MY NEIGHBORS HAVEN’T INTERACTED, MY COMMUNITY, THE ONE WHOSE VOTES SHE SO DESIRES, HASN’T INTERACTED.

    Next time you “interact” mention to the cotton canty debutante to get out and meet the actual people who hold her fate in their votes and to speak to them without menaingless platitudes.

  176. 197

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    You know, you H’ASSES really are a bunch of empty suit morons… for 2 days now A CONSERVATIVE has been giving you a damned roadmap of what the nitwit cotton-candy debutante needs to do in the district she’s running and all you can manage to do about it is whine and insult.

  177. 198

    Green Thumb spews:

    Roger at 173:

    I agree that you can’t have a reasoned discussion with the professional wingers and sociopaths (think MTR, Janet S, Proud, Rufus, John McDonald, Mr. Cynical, etc.). For example, it is absolutely useless to discuss global warming science with MTR except to mercilessly ridicule him so that casual readers won’t mistake him (it?) as an intelligent life form.

    However, if we are to revive our flagging democracy we’ve got to do a better job of building bridges with sane Republicans and independents. In Washington state we have an unusually strong history of bipartisan, nonideological problem solving. We need to rekindle that. That means debunking Grover Norquist’s argument that bipartisanship is akin to rape.

    At least when dealing with state and local issues, we can’t always be flame throwers. We’ve got to be seen by the moderate middle as the practical problem solvers; the good neighbor ready to roll up his shirt sleeves and lend a hand.

    Bottom line: I don’t see it as an either-or equation. We need flame throwers AND bridge builders.

  178. 199

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    GT@183 The eighth district is a national election. There is precious little room for reasoned debate on national policy matters now. He obviously supports the far right’s attack on the middle class. He doesn’t have the intellect or analytical skills to realize how this places him squarely in the category of being a quisling to the majority of his constituents.
    As for the trolls here, they are just a continuation of the rightwingnut noise machine. . .they have little substance beyond various agitprop techniques.

  179. 200

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    And really dj… your assurances, the assurances of the goldstein parrot, the assurances of a cotton candy devotee, do little to convince me of anything.

    I’d like to hear from a respected conservative/mushy in the middle moderate how much better, smarter, clever, dedicated, analytical the fluff is.

    I’d like to actually HEAR the fluff to decide whether or not she’s articulate.

    I gotta tell you though that accusing dave of voting “93% of the time with the right-wing Republican leadership in Congress.” makes me want to jump up and say OF COURSE HE DID YOU MORON… HE’S A REBUBLICAN! IT’S WHAT REPUBLICANS EXPECT OF REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS JUST EXACTLY LIKE THE D’RATS EXPECT IT OF THEIR FELLOW D’RATS.

  180. 201

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    As for local politics, the BIAW among others has announced an open campaign to subvert the non-partisan election process of our judiciary. Their aim is clearly a kangaroo court system to rubberstamp the rip,rape, and pillage development model.
    People like Richard Pope and David Saunders have removed any doubt from my mind that a complete disregard for either the law, or good public policy can easily fit in to a rightwingnuts judicial robes.

  181. 202

    Green Thumb spews:

    Frog at 184: Sure, the 8th is a national election. Yes, let’s go toe to toe with Rove. Note my posting at No. 38. Am not arguing for appeasement.

    If Darcy Burner can smoke out Reichert on Social Security priivatization she wins. Period. That’s a big reason why Reichert is hiding. I say let’s start building a big fire on this issue right now and never let up.

    Frog at 186: I agree. If this were my blog I’d tell Richard Pope to take a hike unless he can play fair (which seems beyond his machiavellian capacities).

    All I’m saying is that there ARE a lot of moderate Republicans and independents out there who are positively appalled by the ideologically radical and nasty partisanship of the Bush-DeLay-Norquist gang, which often tends to play at in Washington state through the BIAW and the Farm Bureau.

    Simple argument, really: Let’s not scare off our allies as we attack our true enemies.

  182. 203

    LeftTurn spews:

    Given the fact that RubberStampReichert has DEMONSTRATED the fact he’s a coward…we have to ask if he will even bother to show up for the election. Since he’s afraid to show up at a community forum, he’s probably afraid to show up for the election too.

    You right wing turds must certainly be proud of such a brave, brave man as Sheriff Davie… HE HE!

  183. 204

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Social security is barely on the political radar anymore…

    According to Gallup – who hasn’t even polled on it for over a year, (and yes, you have to be a “member”, although you can be a “member” for a free trial period)…

    “Social Security does not rank that highly on lists of issue priorities for the president and Congress to deal with. It is far behind top-rated issues such as Iraq and terrorism, but above low-salience issues such as the environment and immigration.”

    “Very few Americans spontaneously mention Social Security as the most important problem facing the country”

    “Most Americans believe the system needs change, but not in the immediate future. Very few reform proposals engender public support. Americans who are not nearing retirement age (under 50) are more supportive of changes to the system, but also skeptical Social Security will pay them when they retire. There is at best mixed support for the idea of private investment accounts. Social Security reform is not currently a high-priority issue for many Americans.”

    “Asked which issue should be this year’s top priority, people said, in order: the economy and jobs, war in Iraq, campaign against terrorism and then health care. Social Security showed up fifth on the public’s to-do list in the Washington Post-ABC News poll last week.”

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    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    And the Koolaid drinkers must be ever so proud of the courageous cotton candy debutante that never can quite make it past seattle city line to actually come out and MEET the people of her “district”.

    Come talk to my ‘blog uninvolved’ neighbors here in the 8th… the salient question is “Darcy who?”

    Nice try NoLeftbrainandmissinghisLeftnut.

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    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    Who cares?

    It’s something not likely/probably most assuredly not to come up for any vote.

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    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    It’s like asking, what’s darcy who her stand on kicking the UN out of NYC – who cares? she won’t ever get a vote on it so her opinion on it is meaningless.

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    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate spews:

    Reception for Darcy Burner, 8th Congressional District Candidate
    Tuesday June 27, 2006 – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Renton Carpenters Hall
    231 Burnett Avenue North in Renton

    Food and refreshment will be served and donations will be graciously accepted.

    Darcy has attended a public event in the past week. For you wingnuts, ‘thug goons weren’t hanging around checking out t-shirts or bumper stickers on the cars of attendees.

    If you had a question for Darcy, hcybPtbaA, you could have gone and gotten it answered. If you could phrase it in more acceptable terms than here, of course.

    Where was Dave Tuesday?

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    Green Thumb spews:

    If this is such a non-issue why can’t you, as a Reichert proponent, tell us in a few simple sentences where he stands on the president’s call for Social Security privatization?

    Why can’t you do that? What are you hiding? Hurry up and answer — or do you need to go ask your boss at Winger Central before answering the question?

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    REP Pat Kennedy [D-Bitchslap the Black Security Guard At LAX] spews:

    “In your case, yes. You have too much money for your own good.”

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 6/30/06@ 3:06 pm […….hehe, Democrat “guvment” hacks KNOW how much money those in the private sector should have. Some of us might have “too much"!! Hillary and RR will “redistribute” this error!! Karl Marx would be proud!!]

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    Rujax206 spews:

    Hey howcanyoubePROUDtobeanEVILfuckingchristianistBITCH-

    Gettin’ a little hot under the thong are we?

    Worried yer gonna lose that Congressional seat?

    Boo Fucking Hoo.

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    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    listen very carefully thumbuphisASS… I DON’T CARE

    I know how Dave thinks – and notice I said THINKS, not feels on issues IMPORTANT to me… family, security, abortion.

    I don’t know IF DarcyWho thinks at all.

    I don’t live in Renton or near Renton… why should I run around out of MY way to find her when she’s courting MY vote?

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    Green Thumb spews:

    Proud, President Bush has announced that he will renew his push for Social Security privatization next year. Grover Norquist has stated that if the Republicans take 60 senate seats that privatization is guaranteed passage.

    This is not a dead issue. It could very well be the single most significant vote that Reichert makes in the next two years if he is reelected.

    We have a right to know: What is his stance on Social Security privatization.

    What are you trying to hide, Proud?

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    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    well thumbuphisASS, if they did indeed “announce” that, it’s been the quietest damned “announcement” I’ve NEVER heard.

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    Green Thumb spews:

    What’s wrong, Proud, hasn’t your boss gotten back to you yet?

    How come you are so quick to come up with anti-global warming material from your fossil fuel industry buddies?

    What is Reichert’s stance on Social Security privatization?

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    howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS spews:

    What is Reichert’s stance on Social Security privatization? -Commentby Green Thumb— 7/1/06@ 11:46 am

    Asked and answered thumbuphisASS… I neither know nor care his stand at the moment.

    Do you always have such trouble paying attention or just when you don’t waht’s being said?

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    Harry Tuttle aka voter advocate spews:

    198

    So, now its not enough that she’s before the voters, she has to be where? In your living room?

    Wait for the TV ads.

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    Green Thumb spews:

    Proud, what I’m hearing you say is that an incumbent Congressman has refused to take a stance on what was the biggest and most controversial domestic issue in the last session.

    You seem to be admitting that he’s been asleep at the wheel.

    Am I hearing you correctly?

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    Green Thumb spews:

    Proud, you seem to have a lot of time on your hands to dig up the latest Republican talking points — except when it works against your candidate’s best interest to state them.

    Whatever Proud’s relationship with the party or the Reichert campaign, this discussion illustrates how many Republican Congressional incumbents will be dealing with the president’s Social Security privatization scheme.

    Do not be fooled by their attempts to pretend that the issue has gone away. It is very much on the White House’s radar screen, and if they keep control of both houses of Congress it will be fought out again next year.

    It would be a shame if Reichert managed to get reelected without voters fully understanding his intentions on Social Security vis a vis Darcy Burner’s.

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    dj spews:

    ProudASS

    “I gotta tell you though that accusing dave of voting “93% of the time with the right-wing Republican leadership in Congress.” makes me want to jump up and say OF COURSE HE DID YOU MORON… HE’S A REBUBLICAN! IT’S WHAT REPUBLICANS EXPECT OF REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS JUST EXACTLY LIKE THE D’RATS EXPECT IT OF THEIR FELLOW D’RATS.”

    So, we must agree that this is not “accusing” Reichert. It is simply stating the fact. The only problem for Reichert is that the voters in the 8th are not, for the most part, PNAC Republicans. They differ from the GOP agenda in many ways, but Reichert has shown no real independent leadership, and even admits that he votes as told.

    In fact, I think it is fair to say that the Reichert’s obedience to the Wingnuts and their agenda will come back to bite him in the ass in November. Voters are sick and tired of an incompetent president with a corrupt “yes boss” congress.

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    dj spews:

    Here is a perfect example of how Reichert is out of touch with voters in the 8th CD. It is widely recognized that folks in the 8th are strongly pro-environment.

    When it came to HR39830–a bill that helped the oil industry and removed restrictions on environmental protection–Reichert followed his marching orders and cast the deciding vote in favor of the bill.

    When it came to HR 4241–a bill that privitized public lands (national forests, national parks, etc.)–Reichert followed his marching orders and cast the deciding vote in favor of the bill.

    Reichert has voted on several bills that would have allowed drilling in ANWR. (Even though he claims to be opposed to such drilling). Apparently his personal views and the views of voters in the 8th are less important than the GOP leadership’s orders.

    No wonder the house Republican leadership loves him—he is a fucking sheep, who does what he is told.

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    Harry Tuttle spews:

    Bush’s job approval rating fell to 35% according to a TIME poll taken this week. It had been 37% in March, and hugely down from the 53% early in 2005). On the economy, 36% approve of Bush’s performance, compared with 39% three months earlier.

    Continued anger about the situation in Iraq and impatience about America’s direction harpoons Bush’s popularity. In the TIME survey, 66% said the country is on the wrong track, vs. the 28% (all of whom post at HorsesAss) who said it’s going in the right direction. Those numbers have tanked since March, when the poll recorded a 60% to 34% split. The new Iraqi government won’t save Bush, because the when asked if it could build a stable and reasonably democratic society, 48% of those surveyed said no, while 39% continued to wallow in ignorance.

    Congress pisses off respondents more than it did three months ago, too. Only 31% approve, down a ski slope from 39% in March. Asked whether they would be more likely to vote for the Republican or Democratic candidate in the district where they live if the election were held today, 47% said Democrat and 35% said Republican, a two-point improvement for Democrats.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    181

    “However, if we are to revive our flagging democracy we’ve got to do a better job of building bridges with sane Republicans and independents.”

    Oh, I’m all in favor of that, if we can find any. I have lots of Republican friends. That is, I have friends who call themselves “Republicans” but bear little resemblance to the majority of people calling themselves Republicans these days.

    I think there are periods of history when human behavior seems irrational which can be explained in terms of emotional energy building up over time, then erupting into an outpouring of aggressive acting out. This would go a long way to explain the French Revolution and aftermath, the American Civil War, August 1914, and the rise of Nazism in the 1930s. I think it also explains the Nixon era, and what’s happening now. Clearly, there is today in America a rightwing movement involving millions of people who are behaving irrationally, are emotion-driven, and seem to be acting out long-repressed frustrations.

    And I don’t think there’s anything that anyone can do about it except wait it out. Like the common cold, it has to run its course, and there is no cure. But in time this affliction, too, shall pass.

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    Dave Reichert spews:

    Well actually I don’t really think. I just call my handlers and they do all the thinking for me. That’s the way I like it. How’s my hair?

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    Cotton candy Hair Do I look Like Leslie Nielsen Yet? spews:

    #218:

    Hey there Rubber Stamp: Your cotton candy hair do is better than your politics. Your cotton candy hair do is stuck in place, but then come to think of it so are your politics.

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    Harry Tuttle spews:

    The Ray-Gun Initiative

    Also called “Star Wars”, SDI, the Strategic Defense Initiative, the Upholster and …

    Hogwash.

    The main reason computer people should take an interest in this is simple. Only we know how funny the thing really is:

    All of the software has to work perfectly together, the first time.

    Most of the different space weapons talked about would really be more effective against targets on the ground than against fast-moving rockets. Think of it, oncoming missile speed: say 15,000 MPH, rising intercept missile speed, maybe 10,000 MPH.

    How’s your tennis?

    Can you hit a tennis ball fired out of a cannon?

    In other words, Star Wars is a really great offensive system, as scientific conferences stated at the time.

    George Lucas saw it coming:

    Death Star an article by Ted Nelson