by Goldy, 05/30/2006, 12:22 AM

Right-wing news aggregator The Orb reports from the GOP State Convention in Yakima, and has some constructive criticism for Rep. Dave Reichert:

Dave Reichert, U.S. House Rep – He’s a good guy and my congressman, and I am going to vote for him. But I have hard time following him when he speaks. It’s not that he has a bad voice or comes off nervous or unsure of himself – it’s just that sometimes I can’t figure out what his point is. He mix and mingled 3 stories of WTO rioting, riding with Ron Sims in the towncar, and chasing down crooks that got filmed on TV… all to make the point that it’s import “to try”, and how that related to Reagan fighting the cold war. I don’t want too sound mean or picky because he’s a good man and has done a good job for the 8th district and is head and shoulders more qualified than ex-Microsoft executive product manager Darcy Burner, but in my opinion he needs to focus better when speaking to a crowd.

Of course, part of the problem could just be that Reichert simply isn’t all that bright. (At least, that’s what a number of people who know him tell me, Republicans included.) These rambling speeches, they’re not a result of lack of focus Orb – Reichert’s about as focused as he can get. No, they’re a result of a lack of intellect.

For example, did you know that Reichert once had the inside track on the Republican nomination for governor in 2004? The man with the shiny medals and shinier hair had the support of the party big-wigs all lined up. That is, until he appeared before a gathering of these very same mucky-mucks and delivered one of his trademark, higgledy-piggledy soliloquies, displaying an utter lack of knowledge of the duties of office, let alone the issues of the day. A stunned audience immediately started recruiting Dino Rossi.

Why do you think that when he ran for the nomination for the 8th CD, the usually disciplined state GOP atypically tolerated such a crowded and competitive primary, despite Reichert’s huge name ID advantage? Because party stalwarts like Luke Esser and Diane Tebelius had seen him speak before, and they couldn’t stomach nominating such an idiot.

And why do you think that Reichert staged his dramatic walkout from the candidate debates? Because the other guys hurt “The Sheriff’s” feelers? No… because his handlers knew that he would be overwhelmed even by the likes of Tebelius. (I’ve seen her work a courtroom, and I’m telling you, that’s a pretty low bar.)

You want Reichert to “focus better”…? If by that you mean stay carefully on script, well sure, that would help his campaign. But don’t kid yourself about who Reichert really is. That rambling, periphrastic mess you saw on stage in Yakima, well… that’s the real Dave Reichert. Support him if you want, but don’t pretend it has anything to do with competence or intellect.

106 Responses to “Reichert’s stump speech stumps Republicans”

1. LeftTurn spews:

You see how Janet S works? GOP playbook 101. Set rules you aren’t willing to follow. This is a liberal blog Janet. You are in the wrong place. You want to come here and try to argue, convince us why we should vote for that do-nothing, brown-nosing Sheriff Davie. The VAST majority of us are voting for Darcy and there’s nothing you can do about it.

And by the way folks, don’t EVER let the right wing traitors set the terms of debate. You see the trap she’s set? If you try to defend Darcy, Janet will attack everything you say as not good enough. Better to let her try to defend her guy, which she can’t do. That’s how you take it to a coward like Janet.

2. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

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Please identify where Darcy Burner has said she has experience in state government.

Her bio says she has been active in state politics, but I see no state government claim.

3. Roger Rabbit spews:

Mr. Cynical, who has never read a book, thinks a library tax is wealth redistribution.

4. merlallen spews:

mr cynical it’s spelled clowns with a C. good luck living under your bridge.

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

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“Reichert looks better every day compared to the Robo-Candidate Darcy Burner.” Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/30/06@ 1:12 am

Really? Is that so, Cynical? Reichert votes in lockstep for the most corrupt, lying, godawful administration since Grant, and you think that makes him look good?

Exactly the kind of idiot post I expect from a guy who feeds L & I taxes into a washing machine and turns a crank to turn them into Rossi slush funds.

6. Roger Rabbit spews:

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“Mrs “C” said he didn’t sell his “losing” stocks because he didn’t want to pay the capital gains tax while he had a profit. Instead, he let his “profit” evaporate and lost a substantial amount his actual investment dollars – all in the name of not paying taxes. This is a clear example of a self-imposed stupidity tax.” Commentby GBS— 5/30/06@ 9:36 am

Works for me. Since I don’t buy IPOs, I make all my money in the stock market off idiots like him. If he’d rather lose money on a stock than pay taxes, I’ve got a couple I’d like to sell to him.

7. Roger Rabbit spews:

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Janet S, without doubt you’ve done far more “community service” than Darcy has … why, I’ll bet you’re on a first-name basis with every district judge on this side of the mountains!

8. LeftTurn spews:

I know – let’s play a game. Let’s play “Convince me to vote for Sheriff Davie.”

First rule – you can’t mention his opponent, or anyone from the other party. You can only give me positives about Sheriff Davie.

Second rule – you have to give me more than what his website says, and it has to be something you can prove he has done with things like dates.

Third rule – you can’t use his physical attributes. That would just be in poor taste, and probably discriminatory.

Okay, start!

9. Mr. Cynical spews:

“Mrs “C” said he didn’t sell his “losing” stocks because he didn’t want to pay the capital gains tax while he had a profit. Instead, he let his “profit” evaporate and lost a substantial amount his actual investment dollars – all in the name of not paying taxes. This is a clear example of a self-imposed stupidity tax.” Commentby GBS— 5/30/06@ 9:36 am

GBS you KLOWN!!
I said I didn’t like to take short-term capital gains because of the tax consequences. (37% vs. 15%).

Nice job of listening with you EYES closed.
No one you are poor and bitter!
I try to give you some simple, straightforward advice and you get it all tangled up!

10. Mr. Cynical spews:

Rog also sez:
‘I really don’t care whether capital gains are taxed or not, as long as everyone pays their FAIR SHARE.”

What does Fair Share mean??
Why should someone who makes $500,000/yr. pay $150,000 in taxes while someone who is lifestyle unemployed pays nothing……and we all have equal access to the same public services???
How is that fair???

11. Roger Rabbit spews:

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Man I NEVER get tired of reading the story about how that little punk, JCH, LIED about his military service! :D :D :D

12. Richard Pope spews:

Description of fugitive: Brown fur, pointy ears, weighs about 10 1/2 lbs.

Commentby Animal Control Officer— 5/30/06@ 7:52 am

I thought Roger weighed more like 16 lbs. Was the weight loss due to having his balls chopped off?

13. Roger Rabbit spews:

@24

I only gave DOCTOR MENGELE a teensy little love-bite on his THUMB, so FUCK OFF you FASCIST PIG!!!

14. Lyndon the Roach spews:

Janet @ 57: why didn’t you just put up the quote?

“Darcy has been active in her community and in state politics.”

Now how hard was that? But you didn’t say that, no you said she wrote that she has “govt experience.” The difference is huge! Leave it to a Republican Hack to confuse “government” with “politics.” Nice try Mr. S.

15. rwb spews:

If she’s only a novice liar then she doesn’t stand a chance going up against all the professional liars in the Republican Party.

16. Janet S spews:

I figured if I questioned the vaunted darcy that I’d get lots of ad hominem attacks. But it just proves my point, that the candidate is a novice and a liar. But who cares? She is a faithful dem who will lick the shoes of pelosi.

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

Check the last line. I didn’t make this up. She claims state govt experience. As what? A friend of Ross Hunter? A member of some obscure commission? What?

17. Janet S spews:

So, Hoppers funds scholarships. This means she sits on her butt in a meeting and writes checks. Not exactly what I think of when I hear bragging about community service. A rich person giving money? And this is a basis to elect her?

She hasn’t led some organization that bettered the community through her actions or her fund raising skills. Did she started this group, or increase its scope dramatically, or personally recruit scholarship candidates? I still contend she sat around gossiping and drinking coffee.

No offense to the Spaatz organization, but 1) she never even mentions that she spent a year in the Civil Air Patrol or won this award, 2) there is no reference to how associates are awarded this honor, and 3) she got this in 2005 for a year of service in 1989. It sounds to me like she applied for it and got favortism to have it awarded. Notice the others on the list? They are active or retired military with many years of experience. She looks a little out of place here. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t mention it.

18. wayne spews:

Why should income derived from risking capital be taxed differently than income derived from working? Apparently money is the measure of everything to Mr. C, so that someone who invests money is valued more highly than someone who actually produces something through labor.

19. Janet S spews:

Eponymous – I can google, why do you think I knew that her community service was limited to a single group of msft employees who sit around drinking coffee? It sounds like the group has some lofty ambitions. Great – what did darcy do to further those goals? Sit on her butt in a meeting?

Left turn – what is the point of filing a complaint against her having a padded resume? I think that is about the stupidest law written. It is up to the employer to check out the claims. So far, I have asked and gotten a big zero. You seem to think I am asking a trick question by wanting to know what exactly she did to claim her level of experience. Have you ever actually hired someone before? Usually you ask the prospect to tell you about what they have claimed. Your arguments are sadly lacking. But that’s fine – you just look foolish to everyone here.

20. HAROLD spews:

HARRY -

I think my mom knew Dunn as a girl — What was her childhood last name?

21. Mr. Cynical spews:

Rog Sez–
“Why do you think it’s unfair to tax capital gains income at 15% when wages are being taxed at 25% to 35%, you selfish bastard? Justify that, please.”

That’s simple Rog–
Because Capital Gains are created when one RISKS CAPITAL.
Many of your KLOWNmates have no concept of risk and reward.
I doubt they would even believe your explanation.

22. Roger Rabbit spews:

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“Did Roger Rabbit get his balls chopped off? At least, the live animal trap that Stefan put in his carrot garden seems to be working … Commentby Richard Pope— 5/30/06@ 9:53 am”

Ha-ha-ha … what do YOU think, Richard? And you’re deluding yourself to think Stefan had anything to do with my capture. He’s too lame to catch ANY rabbit, let alone catch ME!!! No, the Parks Department fascists caught me by parking a STUFFED FEMALE BUNNY outside my burrow! I started humping it, and a net fell down out of the tree on me!!! The old Trojan Horse strategy. Well, they won’t fool me with THAT trick again! The CHEAP FASCIST BASTARDS didn’t pay me the $50 reward for the location of my burrow, either.

23. Janet S\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Ex spews:

Hey Hun @ 44, you tell em! I remember all the community service you pulled at Kink County Corrections. That was wonderful of you to ‘service’ all of my pals!

Mr Cyanide

24. eponymous coward spews:

Sheriff Dave is photogenic and “aw, shucks”, kind of like Sheriff Andy in Mayberry.

Janet, you should definitely go into comedy…

“Since someone mentioned darcy, anyone want to tell me what community service she has done, other than sit around drinking coffee with a bunch of rich msft employees? And she claims experience in state govt. Doing what?

Unless someone has a substantive answer, I guess it will stand that she has falsified her resume.”

“I figured if I questioned the vaunted darcy that I’d get lots of ad hominem attacks. But it just proves my point, that the candidate is a novice and a liar. But who cares? She is a faithful dem who will lick the shoes of pelosi.”

Maybe no one wants to answer loaded questions from someone who seems to think the category of ad-hominem attacks, like so many other things, falls into the It’s OK If You Are A Republican camp.

Pot, meet every black kettle in the universe.

25. Richard Pope spews:

Did Roger Rabbit get his balls chopped off?

At least, the live animal trap that Stefan put in his carrot garden seems to be working …

26. Aexia spews:

That’s, of course, a rhetorical question. Dunn didn’t run because Patty would have handed Jen her ass, as Patty handed George his. She’s a good Senator, people like her, and if you’ve got righties who are so damned smart, get them to run.

They’re afraid of Patty Murray’s House Cleaning Service – Retiring Republican Congressmen and women since 1992.

27. Schizophonic (D. John) spews:

Now that you have accused me of being on welfare:

I work for a development firm in bellingham, and live in seattle. 90% telecommute. I worked for that. I’m effective at it, and awarded accordingly. I was raised in a military family, w/ 5 siblings. I never went to college – family didn’t have money for it, and I was recruited by Microsoft at 18 anyway – so I was too busy working to go to school. My family never collected a welfare check, nor did I.
My step-father served in the gulf, and is a retired navy CPO. My brother is starting his 3rd tour of duty in Iraq, (army, 82nd airborne)
My father was
a) the youngest sheriff (at the time) to ever be appointed in washington state (davenport)
b) chief of police of a town a grew up in.
c) is now a hostage negotiator for the FBI in carson city, NV

My mother is a school teacher with a degree in child psychology. She specializes in working with troubled kids, and at one point was heading up washington’s teachers union.

Fuck off. You are the loser. I’ve worked my entire life – and my
accomplishments speak for themselves. I’ll never be unemployed unless I choose to be. I was raised by people who believe in this country, and I was raised to believe in the honesty of my neighbor. Unlike you. KMA

Regards.

28. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

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You know, RR, I don’t think righton is saying what he really thinks. The knock agains Patty isn’t that she’s dumb, it’s that she’s plain. She’s got that corn-fed Nordic not-so-beauty look.

If you get close to Jennifer Dunn, you realize she’s a battle-axe, but from a distance, she fills the bright, shiny object bill of our dummy Republicans.

So, look at what they shovel instead

http://www.nndb.com/people/074/000039954/
http://www.house.gov/reichert/photogallery/Girl%20Scouts%2003.21.06/Picture1.JPG

29. righton spews:

Harry tuttle
the fact Nethurcutt was a dud has nothing to do w/ Patty Murray continuing to be a dunce.

I don’t know why we don’t have more/better candidates. We aren’t short of smart people, but as you know, only certain jerks are attracted to being a politician.

I don’t view Reichert as our greatest guy, but he’s fair, and that’s certainly better than “faux exec Darcy”..

30. LeftTurn spews:

It looks like Janet S. bosses at GOP HQ told her to switch tactics. They polled attacking Darcy on the old “a woman’s place is in the home” shit but since their records indicate that attack failed miserably against Senator Murray, they have to switch back to the really lame “let’s parse every word in her resume.”

So Janet S I take this as an admission that your guy, you know, the one YOU called a bumbler, is in real trouble.

31. LeftTurn spews:

Janet S unless you can prove you didn’t rob a bank last week I guess it will stand you’re a bank robber.

Where do you ignorant fucks get this shit? And everyone knows you’ll vote republican no matter what Darcy’s accomplished. Do you really think you convince anyone with this lame argument?

Hey but congrats – at least you admitted that Sheriff Davie is a bumbler!

32. GBS spews:

Mr. Cynical @ 14 wrote:

….my dad did whack me a couple of times…

This explains the post below regarding Mrs. “C’s” fucked up mental status that is common amongst conservatives. . . .

Perhaps in your childhood you were never spanked or ridiculed. Your parents likely isolated you from all criticism and sarcasmhence, you morphed into the LIBERAL PINHEAD you are today.

Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/10/06@ 9:49 pm

So, by the Konservative Krime Klowns analogy, the way to raise a republican is to: Spank, ridicule, criticize, and project sarcasm on your children.

Well, that explains everything about Bush, Cheney, JCH, Mr Cynical, Rufus, Janet S. and the rest of the conservatives. They were humiliated children who grew up to be angry, spiteful, anti-social, hateful adults.

This statement certainly validates the study done in Berkeley that well adjusted children grow up to be Liberals, while whiny, snot-nosed, piss-ant kids grow up to be Konservative Krime Klowns.

Thanks, Mr Cynical.

I can’t believe it!!! A republican has just told the TRUTH!!! Or, more accurately put, let the truth SLIP OUT.

33. Janet S spews:

Since someone mentioned darcy, anyone want to tell me what community service she has done, other than sit around drinking coffee with a bunch of rich msft employees? And she claims experience in state govt. Doing what?

Unless someone has a substantive answer, I guess it will stand that she has falsified her resume. I’ll take an honest bumbler to a dishonest genius every time.

34. Tree Frog Farmer spews:

You go, Rabbit! Give Mr Cyanide Hell!

35. GBS spews:

WELCOME BACK ROGER RABBIT!!!

Here you go Roger, your favorite story.

How to catch a Conservative in the act of lying:

Note the date/time stamps.

http://www.horsesass.org/index.php?p=1332

108, Libertarian, I never attended flight school. Hence, I never “washed out”. All a figment of GBS’s vivid “imagination”. All my training was done in Newport, RI and Coronado, Ca, as well as the old Philadelphia Ship Yard. Then, three WESTPACs of 6 monthe each , one ten month IO cruise, and a tour in Coronado at the NAB. Four years at sea, and two ashore.

Comment by Myron [JCH] Silverstein, ESQ— 2/24/06 @ 3:04 pm

@ 123

JCH: Are you saying GWB served in combat then? Just askin’
Comment by windie — 1/24/06 @ 3:59 pm [No, but, Windie, have YOU ever “buckled up” in a Mach 2 F-106? Not for pussies. I washed out of Naval Air [bad GI] and served Surface Line [1110]. Flying [and training] in military jets are not for the Bill Clintons of the world.]
Comment by JCH — 1/24/06 @ 4:37 pm

@ 125

FLY NAVY
DA WO

Comment by YO — 1/24/06 @ 3:59 pm [YO, I’m sure you are correct and I was mistaken. Thanks for the help. Anyone who flies has my respect. I was not up to the stress. Not many are. JCH, LT, USN [1110, 76-84]]

36. GBS spews:

Mr. Cynical @ 7 wrote:

Too bad Long-Term Capital Gains are taxed at 15% instead of 0%….but I prefer that to 37%.

Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/30/06@ 1:36 am

Reallllly??

Mr. Cynical “claims” to have numerous stocks in his “portfolio” that have increased well over 100% in value in the last 18 – 24 months, and yet he said he “claims” 8% return on investment last year. He “said” some of the other stocks he was holding “tanked” and that dragged down his overall “portfolio” performance.

Mrs “C” said he didn’t sell his “losing” stocks because he didn’t want to pay the capital gains tax while he had a profit. Instead, he let his “profit” evaporate and lost a substantial amount his actual investment dollars — all in the name of not paying taxes.

This is a clear example of a self-imposed stupidity tax.

37. rujax206 spews:

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rabbit Redux!

Rabbit Redux!

Rabbit Re-duckssssssssssssssssss!

38. Roger Rabbit spews:

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Patty Murray a dunce? I don’t think so. The dunces are people like you who voted for the lying, corrupt, inept Bush goosesteppers. You should be jailed.

39. Roger Rabbit spews:

I’ll bet if Cynical was broke and needy, he’d be first in line to get food stamps, medicaid, or other government benefits to stay alive.

40. righton spews:

leftyturn…

if not for some left wing interpretations of the bill of rights, Dave could have nailed Gary long ago.

and by the way, i think you lefties favored letting “sex industry” workers keep working, which only amplified the targets for the murderer.

all ya’lls fault in my book.

41. Roger Rabbit spews:

“Cynical sez: As far as Capital Gains Tax……100% of the money I earn is MINE.”

Sure it’s yours, and nobody says it isn’t. But the government that creates and enforces private property rights, protects you from crime, and defends you against foreign enemies — costs money. All we’re asking you to do is pay your fair share of those costs. Why do you think it’s unfair to tax capital gains income at 15% when wages are being taxed at 25% to 35%, you selfish bastard? Justify that, please.

I really don’t care whether capital gains are taxed or not, as long as everyone pays their FAIR SHARE. If you don’t want to pay capital gains tax, that’s fine with me, as long as you pay your FAIR SHARE with some other tax. But don’t give me any song and dance about not paying any taxes, you selfish bastard. As long as the rest of us are paying for government, you have to pay for it, too. If you don’t like it, go live on a fucking desert island where there is no government, no taxes, no property rights, and no defense.

You just want to FREELOAD off other people’s taxes, you selfish bastard.

42. rwb spews:

Cynical sez:
As far as Capital Gains Tax……
100% of the money I earn is MINE.

And you don’t want to invest in the system (pay taxes) that allows you to be a greedy bastard?

43. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

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Dave Reichert was a lead detective and often head of the Green River Task Force until 1990, nearly 10 years, but he chased the wrong man for 3 years while 37 more murders were committed by Gary Ridgeway. Davie ignored the only survivor in his obsession with Melvin Foster, a Tacoma cab driver. Foster, finally went public taunting the Sheriff’s department and Reichert to “lay an egg or get off the nest”.

Sheriff Dave wasn’t stopped by the law from going after Foster, only embarassment.

It was the DNA evidence gathered from Ridgeway in 1987 that matched up with DNA taken from the Green River victims that finally tripped Ridgeway up.

Reichert, a dandy in front of the cameras, just took more credit than he deserved with his silver hair and jaunty uniform.

44. Roger Rabbit spews:

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Like I said in #26 above, sawing through the rebar in the floor with my teeth was a tedious process. As for DOCTOR MENGELE, biting his thumb was a diversion to distract him while I lined up my powerful hind feet with their razor-sharp claws to rip him a new belly button! Although, in this case — given who I was dealing with — I aimed a little lower and HANDED THE FUCKER HIS BALLS!!!

45. Roger Rabbit spews:

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“The trouble is that when a blue-collar Rep. sees and hears Reichert his negatives become a plus in the dimwit mind. Commentby GORDITOS DE LOS ALBERTO— 5/30/06@ 12:50 am”

We all need to understand there’s an IDIOT BLOC out there, and the party in power panders to people who think it’s a badge of honor to be DUMB, UNEDUCATED, and ILLITERATE.

(Take Y’o, for example, who like Stefan Sharansky can’t even spell his own fucking name correctly. He spells it “Yo.” “Y’o” is a contraction of the word “yahoo” (as in “trailer park yahoo”) and like all contractions requires insertion of an apostrophe to denote the omission of part of the word:

Did not = didn’t
Yahoo = Y’o

Get it? No, those dumbass wingers will NEVER get it. They still think the earth is flat and unarmed Iraqi civilians (you know, the ones our troops bomb, shoot, torture, and run over on a daily basis) were responsible for 9-1-1.

46. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

Welcome back, Roger, what took you so long to escape? You didn’t think those fascists would ever treat you any better, did you.

I thought you’d have ripped their throats out, what’s this with biting thumbs?

Anyway, good to have you back. Be careful.

47. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

Maybe Dunn wasn’t so bright, either, though she did jump from the burning wreck.

Former Republican Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn of Washington was sticking up for [Katherine] Harris, whom she described as a friend. Among her talking points was that Harris had done “yeoman’s service for president Bush” during the 2000 recount. Of course, the official GOP talking point has always been that Harris served no one but the law. “I was just doing my job,” Harris likes to say. Nice to hear someone finally say what we know they’re thinking.

http://www.tnr.com/blog/theplank?pid=16795

48. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

HAHAHAHAHA

Well, Jennifer Dunn was a killer, a member of the A-team. Why didn’t she run against our poor, benighted Patty?

That’s, of course, a rhetorical question. Dunn didn’t run because Patty would have handed Jen her ass, as Patty handed George his. She’s a good Senator, people like her, and if you’ve got righties who are so damned smart, get them to run.

I don’t think Davey’s shiny buttons and greyfox hair will cut it this year. He’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.

49. Roger Rabbit spews:

Darcy Burner has already hugged a rabbit! Do you know what the FASCISTS do to rabbits? They throw us in CONCENTRATION CAMPS and make us perform FORCED LABOR (digging tunnels for Sound Transit) and perform MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS on us (they try to RIP OUR CLAWS OUT and CUT OFF OUR BALLS)!!! The Nazi bastards threw me in solitary confinement after I bit the veterinarian!!! The concrete floor wasn’t much problem, but chewing through the rebar took a little longer.

50. Roger Rabbit spews:

Hey Goldy — why did it take you so long to figure out Reichert is a DUMBASS?! It took Darcy only 2 seconds to figure out what a candidate is supposed to do with a cute furry rabbit — HUG IT, of course! — but after two years in office, Reichert doesn’t have a fucking clue about rabbits, much less a plan to hug one!!! Talk about dumb, I’ve met rocks that are smarter than Reichert.

51. Animal Control Officer spews:

Mr.Rabbit, we’d like to talk with you about the veterinarian at Rabbit Meadows Sanctuary. Please report to our office ASAP.

52. Roger Rabbit spews:

FASCIST CONCENTRATION CAMP let me tell you these are not pretty places to be!!!!!

53. GORDITOS DE LOS ALBERTO spews:

The right wing blatherings are mercifully absent at this time of the day.

Would that it were always so! There may yet be a use for those Halliburton concentration camps and the information the Bushistas have gathered.

54. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

righton, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

I worked on the Patty Murray campaign, starting when we thought Jennifer Dunn would be the opponent. That matchup looked to be a tough one, and we raised a ton of money to wage the battle.

Then Dunn dropped out, and who the hell was this Nethercutt guy? He seemed like a nobody, although he’d been in Congress for nearly ten years. His only claim to fame was that he’d unseated a sitting Speaker of the House with a term-limits rant, that he later broke himself.

We went undercover to attend the KC Republican Lincoln’s Birthday dinner in 2004 to try to get some idea of what Nethercutt would be like as a candidate. But, Jennifer Dunn was put on the program at the last minute, and George merely gland-handed. The Karl Rove speech was instructive, though.

Nethercutt was a rube. He didn’t even talk in his campaign ads, he was a nebbish, a nitwit. Patty Murray was a warm, well spoken and competent sitting Senator, and Nethercutt ran against her like he was the front-runner. He got clobbered 43% to 55%.

If the GOP has such smart people in it, why don’t they run for office?

55. Roger Rabbit spews:

FUCKING FASCISTS screeech KIDNAPPED howl CONCENTRATION CAMP yell MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS scream FORCED LABOR arggghhh TORTURE snarl NAZIS grrrrrrr!!!!

56. GORDITOS DE LOS ALBERTO spews:

re 17: You need an updated book — at least as updated as the FISA laws. How would you guys profile a professional criminal? By looking at the Republican White House?

57. Animal Control Officer spews:

Attention, Patrons of This Web Site:

We are requesting your cooperation in locating a missing resident of Rabbit Meadows Sanctuary. Last night’s bed check came up 1 rabbit short, and a tunnel was found from an isolation pen leading under the perimeter fence. Accordingly, we believe he is at large somewhere in the community. Description of fugitive: Brown fur, pointy ears, weighs about 10 1/2 lbs. We beleive he may be headed for Green Lake Park. If you see this rabbit, do not attempt to capture him yourself, as he is prone to become excited when picked up; please call Animal Control or 9-1-1. Thank you for your cooperation.

Animal Control Officer

58. Mr. Cynical spews:

Richard asks:
“Did Roger Rabbit get his balls chopped off?
At least, the live animal trap that Stefan put in his carrot garden seems to be working …
Commentby Richard Pope— 5/30/06@ 9:53 am”

Not likely Richard.
You are presuming Rog ever had any balls to get chopped off!

59. LeftTurn spews:

NOW I GET IT. I wondered how Sheriff Davie with his inability to catch the Green River Killer and his problem with women can get elected. Now that I know he’s slow, it explains how the knuckle-dragging righties would identify with him.

60. Mr. Cynical spews:

“Those of us who make a comfortable living based on MERIT AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS don’t tend to whine about it. It probably has to do with the way we were raised. If I ever meet you how about I do you a favor and beat you like I was your dad. It builds character. Dumbass
Commentby Schizophonic (D. John)— 5/30/06@ 6:32 am”

Government workers don’t get raises based on “merit & accomplishments” you loser.
I was raised like Steve Martin was….a poor black child.
My Dad was a Blue Collar paycheck to paycheck union guy who didn’t have enough dough to help us with college.
It did create character to put myself thru college and never be “spoiled” with vacations and material things.
As far as you trying to “beat you like I was your dad”….my dad did whack me a couple of times…for not respecting other people’s property.
LENIN’S USEFUL IDIOTS need a few lessons with their abuse of emminent domain…dontcha think???

As far as Capital Gains Tax……
100% of the money I earn is MINE.
The Government can tax or not tax.
Welfare losers like you need the “scraps” of others thru useless government jobs.
Have a nice day loser.

61. freek spews:

Janet @ 98

If you’re not going to play your game (@90 and @92), how about backing this statement up: “Reichert’s record stands for itself, there are plenty of reasons to vote for him based on his experience.”

What are the highlights of the last two years that stand out for you (specific votes would be nice)? And could you enumerate some of the “plenty of reasons to vote for him?”

If not, what are doing here (trolling)?

62. Schizophonic (D. John) spews:

You know what’s hilarious? The difference between a liberal and a conservative is easy to identify – both tend to support policies that reflect how they view the world, obviously but here’s the clincher:

Conservatives tend to be wary of anything requiring public funds (esp things like welfare and health-care) because they are afraid people will abuse the system. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT *THEY* WOULD DO, Ergo they assume others would behave the same.

Liberals tend to believe that their neighbor is honest, because THEY THEMSELVES ARE. Ergo, they have no fear of the aforementioned programs.

The cynicism, distrust and arrogrance of asshole right-wingers speaks for itself. Who could seriously get behind these folks? They don’t even put any stock in their *own* character. You don’t even want to know what they think of their neighbor. Hence, the guns under their pillows. It’s bullshit.

Regards

63. GORDITOS DE LOS ALBERTO spews:

Mr. Cynical and Ralph Reed are investing in a whorehouse in the Mariannas where women from China are kept in slavery. Serves ‘em right for having yellow skin, huh, Mr. Cynical?

64. Schizophonic (D. John) spews:

>I have some investment moves to make tomorrow. I prefer to take >risks and make profits while you KLOWNS bitch & moan about how poor >you are.
>Too bad Long-Term Capital Gains are taxed at 15% instead of 0%….but >I prefer that to 37%.

Oh poor fuckin you. How unamerican of you. Whining about capital gains just makes you look like an asshole. Why is it that for some people, money is like a crack-addiction. No matter how much you make, it’s never enough. Hah. MORE MORE MORE! ME ME ME… FUCK YOU MAN.

Those of us who make a comfortable living based on MERIT AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS don’t tend to whine about it. It probably has to do with the way we were raised. If I ever meet you how about I do you a favor and beat you like I was your dad. It builds character. Dumbass

Regards.

65. Lee Atwater spews:

re 9: Arresting a blatant murderer 20 years into his crime spree is hardly an achievment worth boasting of. Also, I was not aware that Darcy Burner had a small child that was running for public office.

Are you sure about that or is it just poor sentence structure?

66. righton spews:

I’d take Reichart in a debate w/ your senior senator “patty”…

but more importantly, are we electing a debate club guy, or a person w/ some chops/history/prove of being a great citizen.

I’d argue tackling the thugs at WTO and nailing Green River Gary far outweighs Darcy padding her resume and leaving her small kid to run for office….

67. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

Maybe it’s because Roger Rabbit speaks of his home in Greenlake Park, but where do righties get the idea that liberals are all poor?

I sit in front of a Vaio in a house that the local real estate peddlers say has a market value of $561,000, and though I share ownership with a mortgage company, my equity is considerable. The payments are current and no other outstanding debts are owed.

Who are you righties trying to kid?

68. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

I have some investment moves to make tomorrow.

Moving to a new freeway offramp?

69. Mr. Cynical spews:

Lee–

I have some investment moves to make tomorrow. I prefer to take risks and make profits while you KLOWNS bitch & moan about how poor you are.
Too bad Long-Term Capital Gains are taxed at 15% instead of 0%….but I prefer that to 37%.

70. Lee Atwater spews:

Well, Mr. Cynical came out of his drug coma long enough to post some blather. Get some sleep , big guy…

71. Mr. Cynical spews:

Goldy—
Bad Try===No Sale!

Let’s compare YOU with Reichert.
I’ve heard you on the radio a number of times.
With your high-pitched, piercing voice…it’s virtually impossible to listen to you, much less comprehend what in the hell your point is.
I get your Democrat Talking Points.
Bush is Dumb.
Paint all Republicans in contested races as dumb.
Reichert is far from dumb.
In fact, he’s much more focused than say Ron Sims.
Ron is going to tackle Global Warming armed with a Psychology Degree from Central Washington University. Ron expects us to take him seriously??? Traffic in King County is a disaster. The County is facing huge Budget issues in the next 5 years. But rather than focus on that….he focuses on Global Warming???
Intellect??
Reichert looks better every day compared to the Robo-Candidate Darcy Burner.
Let’s talk about Darcy and Law School.

72. dj spews:

Shit…odds are, the Republicans are going to put this numbskull up for President. (I mean, given their track record…)

73. GORDITOS DE LOS ALBERTO spews:

The trouble is that when a blue-collar Rep. sees and hears Reichert his negatives become a plus in the dimwit mind.

74. Will spews:

There’s nothing wrong with being a “dim bulb” in politics. The trick is, you gotta listen to and follow the advice of people who are smarter than you. Why is The Sheriff invoking his close ties to Ron Sims at a GOP event? I thought it odd that he was brushed aside when the Governorship opened up, and after hearing the man speak, I was suprised the GOP went with him for Congress. He’ll be doing a whole lotta cue card reading this fall.

75. Roger Rabbit spews:

75 (continued)

Vinegar doesn’t improve with age, and Republicans don’t improve with experience.

76. Roger Rabbit spews:

75

The more experience a Republican politician has, the worse he looks.

77. Another TJ spews:

No offense to the Spaatz organization, but 1) she never even mentions that she spent a year in the Civil Air Patrol or won this award, 2) there is no reference to how associates are awarded this honor, and 3) she got this in 2005 for a year of service in 1989. It sounds to me like she applied for it and got favortism to have it awarded. Notice the others on the list? They are active or retired military with many years of experience. She looks a little out of place here. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t mention it.

Sweet merciful crap. This just might set a record for the most inaccuracies in a single paragraph in this blog’s comment section, and that’s saying something.

Janet, take off the blinders and think before you type. Read that page again, and you’ll see one of your bigger errors.

As for your claim that she didn’t mention the award or her CAP experience, that seems a bit strange for someone you claim is a resume padder. Don’t you think? Perhaps you’re wrong about her.

As for me, my only regret is that I don’t live in her district to vote for her. She’s smart, committed, and competent. She has not only succeeded in everything she’s ever tried, she’s excelled. She has reached out to her constituents and asked them to evaluate her on her merits, and everyone who has met her has been impressed. She hasn’t assumed she’s entitled to anyone’s votes; she’s out there earning them.

But, I get a nice consolation prize. I get to vote for Peter Goldmark.

78. Roger Rabbit spews:

And don’t call it “investing,” Cynical. It’s gambling. You know that as well as I.

79. Roger Rabbit spews:

74

15% seems pretty damned reasonable for keeping the rest of humanity’s mitts off his property, cash, and stocks! In a Mad Max world of no taxes, no laws, and no government to protect him, Mr. Cynical couldn’t hope to keep his life let alone 85% of his stock market gambling winnings.

80. Roger Rabbit spews:

68

Or…if you DID buy NOV at 58, I’ll bet instead of selling it at 75 a few months later, you hung on while it sank back to 64 rather than pay 37% on your short-term gain! Let’s see how this works on the calculator:

Buy @58 and sell @75 = $17 gain – 37% = $10.71 per share (an annualized after-tax gain of about 37% if the shares were held 6 months)

Buy @58 and sell @64 = $6 gain – 15% = $5.10 per share (an annualized after-tax gain of about 5% if the shares were held 1 year)

Yep, that REPUBLICAN MATH works real good, doesn’t it?!

81. GBS spews:

Nice job of listening with you EYES closed.
No one you are poor and bitter!
I try to give you some simple, straightforward advice and you get it all tangled up!

PS: Try reading your incoherent thought again and “esplain” in plain English how “straightforward” your advice looks/sound!

82. eponymous coward spews:

Janet:

http://blogs.msdn.com/darcyburner/archive/2004/11/28/271116.aspx

The short explanation is that I left Microsoft. The slightly longer explanation is this: while I was doing my day job at Microsoft, I was also spending my so-called free time as the chair of Microsoft’s women’s organization (“Hoppers”, named for Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, who pioneered much of modern software). What I discovered was that while I liked my day job pretty well, I loved working on bigger sociopolitical issues

http://blog.acm.org/archives/csta/2006/04/lets_celebrate.html

More research led me to a group of woman called the Hoppers which was started by Theresa Stowell and Teri Schiel who were both engineers for Microsoft Corporation and gathered women programmers together to form a group that would give Microsoft women a forum to discuss some of the challenges they confronted in the workplace.

Today, Hoppers has more than 1,600 members across every Microsoft office in the United States and overseas. Any woman who works at the company and supports the Hoppers charter can be a member, regardless of job title or employment status (permanent, contractor, vendor, intern or part-time). Microsoft funds Hoppers and contributes to its scholarship fund.

Please STFU now. That took me 2 minutes on Google that I won’t get back, because I responded to a lazy Republican troll.

83. Janet S spews:

All right, all you defenders of the hapless darcy, what experience does she have in state POLITICS? Going out to dinner with elected officials does not count. Give me something, anything.

Same with community service. I’ve heard lots of bellowing about how I am attacking the poor darling, and why should she have to prove these things, anyway? Welcome to politics. If you are going to claim something, be able to back it up. I want dates of service, location, money raised, money contributed, the whole thing. Otherwise, take it off the resume. It is nothing but hot air. Isn’t it now a violation of state law to fake your resume?

I can’t figure out why darcy or her campaign manager don’t just give me the answer to shut me up. I guess it is because there is nothing there, there.

84. freek spews:

@73 – what does risk have to do with it? They’re providing a service for which they charge a service fee of 15%.

85. Mr. Cynical spews:

Mr. Cynical, re. 0% cap gains: how is the SEC funded in your fantasy land?
Commentby freek— 5/30/06@ 3:05 pm

There should be a transaction fee charged for any reasonable regulatory expenses…So many transactions….it would be minute.
Why should the SEC get a % of profits?
What risk do they take??

86. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

“Maybe it’s because Roger Rabbit speaks of his home in Greenlake Park, but where do righties get the idea that liberals are all poor?”

Yes, in the wingnut universe liberals are all poor ’cause they are “gumint” workers. Of course this never stops the wingnut complaints about “overpaid” bureaucrats. Go figure.

Of course, if you are a rich liberal, then you are a hypocrite since you have obviously not given all your money to the poor or to the government as a gift.

Feh. Can’t win for losin’.

87. freek spews:

Mr. Cynical, re. 0% cap gains: how is the SEC funded in your fantasy land?

88. socialarsonist spews:

I’ve had lunch with Reichert and his staff before, talking about simple things like protecting National Parks. On even such a simple issue, Reichert was glassy-eyed and vacant, and appeared to be constantly searching for a point.

Not the brightest bulb.

89. freek spews:

Janet @ 90: How about you get us started? Using your rules, answer your questions about your preferred canidate in the 8th CD.

90. freek spews:

Janet @ 75: have you called her campaign office? I’m sure they can answer your question. Let us know.

91. Janet S spews:

I know – let’s play a game. Let’s play “Convince me to vote for Darcy Burner.”

First rule – you can’t mention her opponent, or anyone from the other party. You can only give me positives about darcy.

Second rule – you have to give me more than what her website says, and it has to be something you can prove she has done with things like dates.

Third rule – you can’t use her physical attributes. That would just be in poor taste, and probably discriminatory.

Okay, start!

92. Janet S spews:

Not my job to call her office. It is her job to back up her resume with facts, and convince the voting public she isn’t padding it. If there were details beyond the words, why hasn’t she put them out there?

Just asking. Are you going to play my game?

93. eponymous coward spews:

I can google, why do you think I knew that her community service was limited to a single group of msft employees who sit around drinking coffee?

You don’t pick up clues very easily, do you? Another hint: scholarships aren’t drinking coffee.

But then again, you can’t avoid ad hominems yourself.

I know – let’s play a game. Let’s play “Convince me to vote for Darcy Burner.”

No, because your ground rules are irrelevant.

Or to put it another way- Harry Truman argued the job of US President wasn’t one that you needed extraordinary special talent for- that many people could do it. Ms. Burner’s running for Congress, not an executive position. Plenty of people have gone into elective office straight from private business- so why not judge Mr. Reichert and Ms. Burner’s policy positions, debate peformances and resumes on a collective basis before we cast our votes, and THEN decide?

We’d have lost out on some pretty good Presidents if we elected based on resume. For instance, the first Republican President LOST two Senate campaigns, a re-election bid for the House, and was basically a country lawyer, one-term Congressman and state legislator.

94. Roger Rabbit spews:

54

“Why should someone who makes $500,000/yr. pay $150,000 in taxes while someone who is lifestyle unemployed pays nothing……and we all have equal access to the same public services???
How is that fair???” Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/30/06@ 11:07 am

In the first place, Cyn, we DON’T all have equal access to the same public services. You can buy more congressmen with 500 thou a year than you can with nothing a year.

However, taking your question as a purely mathematical one, 30% of $500,000 is $150,000 and 30% of $0 is $0, so — since they’re both paying the same percentage of their income to government in taxes — it’s perfectly fair.

95. Janet S spews:

Like I said, I’m waiting to be convinced that I should vote FOR darcy, not that I should vote against reichert. Reichert’s record stands for itself, there are plenty of reasons to vote for him based on his experience. Darcy, on the other hand, is a blank slate. The only reasons I have heard on this site to vote for her is that she isn’t a repub, she is 35 years old, and she is a woman. Oh, and she is smart. I was hoping for something more, but I guess I won’t get it.

96. Janet S spews:

Oh, yeah, and she won the Spaatz Award.

97. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

We get it, Janet. You’re not going to vote for Darcy, in fact I think you’d probably better not. From what you say here, she’s just not “you”, thank God.

Take the Progressive Punch score of a Democrat Darcy is likely to be similar to

Progressive Punch score for Adam Smith

and compare it to your guy

Progressive Punch score for Dave Reichert

You see, for the liberals here, voting against the Republican agenda and for investigating the Bush administration is just what we want. Darcy won’t be a Jim McDermott, but she’ll be a big improvement over what the 8th has had for the past 12 years.

98. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

Sorry for the screw up, here’s the link”

Progressive Punch score for Dave Reichert

99. Harry Tuttle aka Voter Advocate spews:

Oh, well, Janet’s not going to look, anyway.

Progressive Punch score for Dave Reichert

100. LeftTurn spews:

Darcy’s not a bumbler as you described your own candidate Janet S. What more does she need?

Bt the way, we know that you don’t want an honest debate Janet S so why pretend you do? If you really want to know something about Darcy, check her web site. Then I suggest you call her. She’s very approachable.

And if you can prove that Darcy has criminally falsified her resume, I dare you to bring charges against her. Sign your name to it. If you don’t you’re just another republican coward in a long string of republican cowards. Come on Janet S – put up or shut up. File the complaint and then come here and give us the reference number. You’re a fucking hypocrite and coward and once again, I’ve pulled your covers. If you’re the best the GOP has to offer, it explains why your guy has Nixon era approvals.

By the way, I’m still waiting for you to prove that you didn’t rob a bank – therefore, you must be a bank robber.

101. GBS spews:

I said I didn’t like to take short-term capital gains because of the tax consequences. (37% vs. 15%).

Nice job of listening with you EYES closed.
No one you are poor and bitter!
I try to give you some simple, straightforward advice and you get it all tangled up!

Commentby Mr. Cynical— 5/30/06@ 1:00 pm

Nope, you’re the one getting tangled up in your web of lies.

You were trying to explain away how you made 100% + gains on a number of stocks in your portfolio while only managing to return a meager 8% on your portfolio. You said you held stocks that were tanking because at first you didn’t want to pay the capital gains tax and eventually lost money on the securities.

If you’d like to be admitted to the same “LIARS Only Club” like JCH tell me I’m wrong. I’ll get in the “way back machine Mr. Peabody” and prove you to be a liar with your own words.

Go ahead DARE ME! I’ll repeatedly post your lies and relegate you to JCH status on the blog.

102. Roger Rabbit spews:

54 (continued)

Now explain what’s fair about a wage earner making $35,000 a year paying $3,659 income taxes* while some self-employed guy raking in $90,000 a year pays less than that because he’s deducting his vehicles, restaurant meals, tickets to Sonics games, and a bunch of other shit as business expenses and taking depreciation on every fucking thing he owns including the barbecue. Our tax system positively coddles self-employed business owners while screwing the wage slaves who work for them.

* Based on 1 exemption, standard deduction, and tax table for single non-head-of-household for 2005

103. Roger Rabbit spews:

68

Hey Cynical I bet you didn’t buy NOV at 58, did you?

104. Janet S spews:

And I didn’t say that “a woman’s place is in the home.” I just said that if darcy is going to claim motherhood on her resume, maybe she should try fulfilling the requirements of said job. Hiring a nanny, or letting your husband do the work isn’t the same as raising a child. And anyway, her child is, what, three years old? Does this make her wise beyond his years?

I say it is fluff and more fluff. I can at least admit that Reichert isn’t the best public speaker, why can’t you admit that darcy’s resume is nothing but hot air?

105. eponymous coward spews:

Janet wants some biographical details confirmed, huh?

http://www.spaatz.org/current/inthenews.php

As a cadet in Nebraska Wing, Darcy was Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year in 1989. She was a National Merit Scholar and earned degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Harvard University. Most recently, Darcy was lead program manager for Microsoft .NET at the software giant's Redmond, Washington headquarters. She and her husband Mike have a two-year-old son and live in Carnation, Washington.

Oh, yeah…

http://level2.cap.gov/index.cfm?nodeID=5159

On average, only two cadets in one thousand earn the Spaatz Award. Since the award’s inception in 1964, Civil Air Patrol has presented the Spaatz Award to just over 1,500 cadets.

Yeah, I’m sure she’s a real resume-fluffer.

106. Yo spews:

I think he’s plenty smart enough; I just am disgusted with the way he’s trying to please liberals with these ridiculous votes he’s taking. Even you guys will admit that if he votes down sensible drilling in ANWAR, you’re sure as heck not going to give him any credit for it. so he may as well vote his conscience and vote yes on it, instead of trying to please the likes of you folks.