Rob McKenna BFF Karl Rove in town

Karl Rove is in town tonight to raise money for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.

Apparently Rob McKenna is okay with receiving the help of a co-conspirator in the Iraq war, illegal renditions, and the U.S. policy of torturing prisoners adopted under the Bush administration.

Anything for power, huh Rob?

The Democrats are holding a Reject Rove Rally this evening:

We will be at the corner of Bellevue Way (NE 104th Ave). and 6th St. Important Note: 104th Ave. is better known as Bellevue Way. We’ll be on the southeast corner on the sidewalk, directly opposite the Bellevue Westin and in front of the Bellevue Arts Museum. The rally starts at 5:30 pm, but please show up a little earlier than that.

If you have the chance, show up and let Rob McKenna know what you think of him hanging out with a fucking war criminal.


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    rhp6033 spews:

    The problem with anything in Bellevue is that street parking in the downtown area is pretty much non-existent. Business owners will tow your car pretty quickly if you park in their lots of even a strip mall if you aren’t actively shopping the whole time you are there. There are a few pay lots, including the garages under Lincoln Square and the hotel across the street (to the north). Keep this in mind so you don’t get towed.

    I’m not sure of the details (read the signs at the entrance), but I think you can park in the Lincoln Square garage after 6:00 p.m. if you at least patronize a business there, so you might want to arrive early, have dinner, then attend the rally.

    When I first started working in Bellevue, I learned pretty quickly that it wasn’t a typical suburb. The parking was limited to those who shopped there, work there, or live there – nobody else was really welcome. I think that’s why Kemper Freeman is so dead-set against light rail to Bellevue – he wants to keep it that way.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Speaking of “Citizen’s Arrest”:

    A New Hampshire Repubican is trying to get the New Hamshire legislature to indict the President for “treason”, because he “allows our borders to be violated by illegals of any country while we are at war. He allows them work permits, access to our services and when apprehended by law enforcement refuses to have them jailed or deported.”
    NH Republican alleges treason

    Of course, it’s utter nonsense. The New Hampshire State House has no authority over the President, much less charge a sitting President with treason. More importantly, he ignores the basic fact that under President Obama, the justice departement has already deported more undocumented aliens than the Bush administration did in two terms in office.

    Moreover, the Obama administration hasn’t been deporting workers and letting the businesses that hire them get off scott-free; it has overseen the long-awaited implementation of a database which allows employers to confirm the immigration status of prospective employees, and it has seen more enforcement action against employers than at any time during the Bush administration.

    So what we see here is another wingnut Republican holding a low-level state office and using it to spout of Tea-Party nonsence that’s clearly false. I

    In other words, another Republican Presidential nominee and Fox News pundit in training.

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    it has seen more enforcement action against employers than at any time during the Bush administration.

    OH MY!!! No wonder the cheap labor right wingers hate Obama – with WHITE HOT intensity…

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Hey, even Alabama and Georgia farmers are complaining about the loss of immigrant labor. This might get a few Republican lawmakers in those states booted out of office.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    But in the meantime, a different kind of undocumented immigrant is having a devastating impact on certain crop harvests in the South. It is the Kudzu Stinkbug, or as it is known by it’s scientific name, Megacopta Cribraria.

    Anyone who grew up in the South knows about Kudzu. It is a leavy vine, originally imported from China in the 1930’s for the purpose of stabilizing hillsides and preventing erosion, and as a rotating legume crop which helps restore worn-out fields. But with no natural enemies, it soon took over vast areas of hillsides and mountains, sending it’s vines over trees until the trees were smothered and died. Nothing seemed to work to get rid of this plant, only goats would eat it (assuming nothing better was available).

    So I wonder if someone didn’t intentionally bring in the Kudzu Stinkbug in an attempt to control Kudzu. This bug certainly does like to chew on Kudzu, and noticeably reduces it’s growth.

    But the problem is that as soon as other legume crops begin to mature, it leaves the kudzu and moves to destroy fields of green beans and soy beans. Although first noticed in 2009, it has already spread throughout most of the counties in Alabama and Georgia, and has been spotted in other states, as well.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    HuffPo: Cain & Romney Personally Profited From Campaign $$$

    Huffington Post broke the story of a major scandal today under the headline:

    Herman Cain And Mitt Romney Used Campaign Funds To Enrich Themselves And Their Associates

    The story says:

    “Over the past several months, businessman Herman Cain has spent tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash on his own books and pamphlets …. The money … represented a significant percentage of the total funds raised by his campaign. Cain’s use of his presidential campaign as a means of personal enrichment has already attracted the attention of watchdog groups, which find his behavior troubling.”

    And there’s this:

    “If campaigns have the potential to become vehicles for candidates to advance themselves financially, far more often they serve as veritable bank accounts for associates or friends of those candidates. Take, for instance, the latest financial disclosure reports for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. From July 1 to Sept. 30, the former Massachusetts governor paid more than $2.15 million in fees to … a financial consulting firm … founded by Spencer Zwick … Romney’s son Tagg’s current business partner …. That’s on top of the more than $666,000 the campaign paid [Swick’s firm] in the second quarter of the campaign, and the nearly $1 million it received from Romney’s … political action committee. …

    “Zwick wasn’t the only [Romney pal] to be on the receiving end of Romney’s presidential campaign funds. John Miller, who is Romney’s National Finance Co-Chairman …, received a $12,391 check from the Romney presidential campaign to pay for air travel on August 19, 2011. In other words: According to the flight manifest, Miller likely rented out his corporate jet for a flight from Utah, where Romney was fundraising at the time, to San Diego where Romney is renovating an oceanfront home.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Republicans are all about money, all the time; show me a Republican and I’ll show you a corrupt sticky-fingered bastard.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Herman Cain is emerging as the most viciously anti-worker candidate in the GOP field. That’s not surprising given he’s the Koch-embedded candidate. Fortunately, the more objective sectors of the right-biased media are beginning to expose this fraud for what he is. But there’s still a great danger of him flying under the radar of low-information voters, so we can’t let up on giving the widest possible circulation to the truth about Cain.

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    fIte deh zEonest jOoos! spews:

    YEahd dats write…Stringed hem uPs…Hed iz pard oF de evel Zieonest JoOosPyracY!

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    rhp6033 spews:

    There seemed to be a whole lot of this going on starting after the 2008 elections. A lot of reports were coming out of Florida, where various GOP candidates were forming “political action committees” who did nothing more than hire themselves to raise money for the political action committee, or making payments to “consultants” consisting of their friends and political partners. Sarah Palin’s PAC is just one example of a group which purports to raise money to fund conservative candidates and educate voters on conservative issues, but where almost all the money ends up right back in her personal pocket.

    It’s little more than a money-laundering scheme. If this were done by any other non-profit entitity, it would be labeled as fraud and charges would be filed.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Personally, I would like to get a photo of McKenna and Rove arm-and-arm. That one photo, linking McKenna with the driving force behind the George W. Bush administration, would be worth millions of dollars of contributions in terms of political punch. It would show that McKenna is not the moderate Republican he will claim to be.

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    Richard Pope spews:

    Actually Karl Rove is in town to raise money for the Washington State Republican Party. It is their annual fall dinner, which is a fundraising event for the party.

    Presumably Rob McKenna will attend this event, as the top GOP statewide official, and the leading GOP candidate for governor next year. However, I think McKenna may well try to avoid photo opportunities with Rove …. we’ll see …

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    ArtFart spews:

    @3 For that matter, there’s not much on-street parking in downtown Seattle for which you don’t have to feed mucho dinero into those electronic meters. Downtown Blah-Vue does have plenty of paid, (but not exhorbitantly so) parking underneath most of the new buildings. The rate seems to be in proportion to the location and timing making it likely you’re going to be spending some money in the stores or restaurants.

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    proud leftist spews:

    15, 16
    Please, Lord, just one shot of McKenna and Rove locked in a shoulder embrace . . .

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    rhp6033 spews:

    # 20: God, you sound just like him! You MUST be related to Lord Haw Haw! Direct descendant, perhaps? You know he grew up in America, don’t you?

    “Berlin, calling …. Berlin, calling…”

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    Michael spews:


    just one shot of McKenna and Rove locked in a shoulder embrace.

    It’s not a shoulder embrace, it’s a Christian Side Hug.

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    Rabbit Stew spews:

    Karl Rove in town to give McKenna his special election playbook.

    Expect this to be another hard fought dirty underhanded Republican race for governor.