by Goldy, 07/23/2010, 8:09 AM

I was sitting with the Alaska bloggers during last night’s opening keynote addresses (they were all great, but Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer simply kicked ass) and when we got to talking about Dino Rossi, Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) of The Mudflats mentioned that he had come to Alaska in 2006 to headline a fundraiser for Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial run.

Really? I hadn’t heard of that before. But a quick bit of Googling found confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth:

Dino Rossi, Republican candidate for governor: “I think it’s a perfect fit for John McCain. I flew up and did a fundraiser for her in 2006. I was very impressed with her. The conservatives will be happy. She’s bright and articulate … America is just going to have to get to know her.”

Yup, she’s “bright and articulate,” Rossi insisted, a gushing assessment Palin has certainly done nothing to refudiate.

And how does Palin return the favor? By coming to Washington and endorsing Clint Didier, of course. Man, that’s gotta sting.

palindidier

But then, what should Rossi expect from such an impressively bright and articulate woman?

98 Responses to “Rossi on Palin: “She’s bright and articulate””

1. YLB spews:

Alaska bloggers? Was Andrew Halcro there by any chance?

2. sarge spews:

She’s clean and good looking, too.

3. Zotz spews:

Gawdamn, I hope Patty’s folks pick this up. It’s really all you need to know: Dino thinks Mooselini Also is bright and articulate!

4. Zotz spews:

Rossi’s so fucked!

I think chances are improving that we’re going to have the joy of demolishing Clit Diddler and the Teahadists!

You asked for it, you got it: Top 2, motherfuckers!

5. Zotz spews:

Mooselini Also’s Wacky Word Of The Day:

Refudiation: The actual effect of a political endorsement from Caribou Barbie.

6. Davey spews:

She certainly seems brighter than Dino.

7. drool spews:

There is a guy on TV (that reads Thurber on Fridays) that frquently says “That woman is an idiot”. He is correct.

8. drool spews:

Is that a bathrobe she’s wearing in the pic?

9. Mr. Cynical spews:

Zotz–
So if Democrats “cross-over” and vote for Didier to try and screw Rossi…what if Murray comes in 3rd?
Now that would be funny!!

BTW..
Rossi has a habit of saying nice things about people…unlike you slimeballs. You fools are sooooooo obsessed with someone not even running for office.
Why not focus on the massage fanatic, Algore…you know, the guy who got the Nobel Prize for fiction…using trumped up data??

Or Johnny Edwards…he also ran as a VP candidate.

Trying to deflect attention away from ObaMao’s hideous RECORD is a full-time job for you boneheads…and it ain’t working.

ObaMao has been consistently in high teens of negative Strong Approval in the very same poll, with the same polling techniques that showed ObaMao +32 Post-inauguration.

You folks are exploding.
America voted for ObaMao expecting him to do the work of the people. Instead, like you, all he does is orchestrate shit-throwing.

Real Americans are sick of rootless Atheist Progressivism.

This November and November 2012 will be your dates of reckoning.

10. Steve spews:

“America voted for ObaMao expecting him to do the work of the people.”

But not you.

5. Mr. Cynical spews:
Barack Obama got out of the shower and was drying off
when he looked in the mirror and noticed he was white from the neck up to
the top of his head.
In sheer panic and fearing he was turning white and might have to start
working for a living
, he called his doctor and told him of his problem.
The doctor advised him to come to his office immediately. After an
examination, the doctor mixed a concoction of brown liquid, gave it to
Barack, and told him to drink it all.
Barack drank the concoction and replied, ‘That tasted like bullshit!’
The doctor replied, ‘It was, you were a quart low.’
07/08/2009 at 9:11 pm

11. YLB spews:

Real Americans are sick

If you’re an example of a “Real American” I agree that you are sick.

And given your comment history since Nov 2004? No cure for your illness.

Miserable KLOWN..

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

Clint Didier was quoted in yesterday’s Seattle Times as saying,

“We’ve got to get rid of this ‘protecting the weak.’ If we keep the weak alive all the time it eats up the strong, and then our economy will never come back.”

Didier apparently didn’t come right out and say he’ll execute the poor, weak, disabled, and elderly in order to keep the economy strong if he’s elected. But the Times reported that he would phase out social security, slash programs for the poor, and cut Medicaid, Medicare, and food stamps.

Never mind that Didier has cashed hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal agricultural subsidy checks, and that his farm, which is worth more than $1 million, would be worthless sagebrush without the massive subsidies provided by urban taxpayers and electricity customers for federal dams and the cheap water and electricity given to socialist farmers like Didier in the Marxist utopia of eastern Washington.

13. Geov spews:

I find Palin and her fanbase as appalling as anyone, but why is it lefties must always mock a certain type of Republican as stupid, dumb, ignorant? Happened with Reagan, happened with Dubya, happening with Palin.

They appeal to an ignorant base (but not necessarily stupid) base. (See @9 for a handy example). It’s not the same thing. Reagan and Bush Jr. stupidded their way to two terms each. An awful lot of Democrats wish they were that dumb and inarticulate. All your ridicule does is fire up the resentment of their followers and allow your allies to misunderestimate them. Sneer at Palin at your peril.

Palin is grafting the Reagan/Bush pander formula onto Obama’s celebrity-making (that’s how he got himself known as a senator, not through any legislative accomplishments), and taking both to a new extreme. What she’s trying has never been done, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be. Rail at the fact that her policy pronouncements are appalling, and that she’s barely more qualified than Britney Spears (with many of the same skill sets) to be president. But she’s “stupid” enough to have in the last year made more money than most people reading this will see in a lifetime, while hardly working and with precious few past accomplishments. And if you’re not careful she could be in the White House, too.

The danger right now is that our country faces a lot of crises, most (not all) with their roots in Dubyatime and Republican-championed policies: the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan, climate change, health care, energy policy and the Gulf, the trade deficit and national debt, etc. People are pissed off at both parties, but Democrats are the ones in charge right now, so wanting something different plays into Republican hands (as we’ll surely see in November). Obama has actually accomplished quite a bit in 18 months – not all of which I agree with, btw – given the unprecedented level of Republican obstructionism in Congress. And a lot of people, even on the left, don’t bother to highlight what he’s done. They’d rather rag on Palin.

News flash: For better or worse, people’s opinions of Palin aren’t going to change. People love or hate her. But their opinions of the job Obama’s doing have plenty of time to change – in either direction – before 2012, or even by November. Focus on that.

14. Roger Rabbit spews:

@6 She’s no brighter than Barbie, though.

15. Roger Rabbit spews:

@9 “So if Democrats “cross-over” and vote for Didier to try and screw Rossi…what if Murray comes in 3rd? Now that would be funny!!”

I was under the impression you’re too old to still be having wet dreams.

16. Roger Rabbit spews:

@9 “Real Americans are sick of rootless Atheist Progressivism.”

Judging by the results of the last two elections they’re sick of Wingnut Superstition, too.

17. Thulsa Doom spews:

you mean articulate and intelligent like our current vice president? LOL

18. Steve spews:

I happen to think that $arah’s beauty contest tiara would compliment that royal robe she’s wearing quite nicely.

19. Zotz spews:

@15: What’s left of the Rs in WA is basically Teahadist. Clit Diddler doesn’t need any D votes to end up in the Top 2.

So far the trogs who foisted Top 2 on us are getting fucked by it.

It’s a jungle out there! And it’ll be moving to Montana soon (gonna’ be a mental toss flycoon).

20. lostinaseaofblue spews:

In general-

So Goldy has gotten so desperate to slime a decent man that he has to reach back 4 years and cherry pick his comments to do so? Sad, really.

Goldy, enjoy your garden. Go hiking. Take your meds. Do whatever you must to get over this OCD hatred of Rossi. Do it for your own good, or just to spare people the sickening sight of your raw hatred. Just do it.

Rabbit,

I’m not happy about Didier possibly splitting the base in the an important election that has a chance of unseating that miserable excuse for a lawmaker Murray.

But some corrections are in order.

The West side of thee state benefits greatly from the hydroelectric power produced on the Columbia. They benefit directly in lower cost and cleaner electricity. They benefit directly from lower cost agricultural products irrigated by the water dammed on the Columbia. They benefit directly from a state which balances a wide sector of economic activity from industrial to high tech to agriculture.

Yet they continually whine about subsidizing Eastern Washington. To help, here are some ideas-

Mandate that all schools are taught in English only. All ballots and all government activities will be conducted/written only in English. This will save a great deal in trying to teach in 3 or 4 languages, conduct day to day business of government etc. Especially on the East side where a large minority refuse to learn the basic language of this country.

Provide education and any other government services only to those people who can document legal residency in this country.

Enforce the laws regarding employing illegal aliens.

Enforce the provisions which require beneficiaries of the Columbia Reclamation Project to pay back their 70 year old loans to pay for irrigation of the Columbia Plateau.

Oh, and one last thing. If we do all this expect two immediate effects. First, the cost of produce and fruit from Eastern Washington will increase as costs increase. Second, agriculture will increasingly move offshore to Chile and other places where costs are radically lower.

21. Zotz spews:

Goldy, I think you made completelylost cry!

22. Steve spews:

“So Goldy has gotten so desperate to slime a decent man that he has to reach back 4 years and cherry pick his comments to do so? Sad, really.”

So the right has gotten so desperate to slime a decent black woman, the NAACP, and to screw black farmers that it has to edit video to depict her as a racist to do so? Sad, really.

23. lostinaseaofblue spews:

One final note, then I’ve got work to do.

Apparently most of the left missed the last couple of years.

Palin isn’t in office. Anywhere. She holds no legislative or executive power in any place in the United States.

Mrs. Palin holds no office within the Republican Party. She doesn’t make policy or determine advertising or agendas.

I just thought you should know. To read and hear comments from the left you don’t.

24. Zotz spews:

@12: Soylent Green, the ultimate ecology!

25. Steve spews:

@23 Yeah, I totally agree, Lost. Democrats should totally ignore the batshit-krazy Republican front-running candidate for president. Meanwhile, the right’s psychotic fixation on George Soros is totally appropriate.

I see that another right-wing krazy wanted to start a revolution. He wanted to kill people at the ACLU office and a Soros’ organization in San Francisco. Geez, I wonder how he got that idea in his head?

26. lostinaseaofblue spews:

Re 22

Umm, how do you contrive to take one possible fact (the derivation of that edited tape is in some question, though likely the misinterpretation of a seemingly decent and honorable lady isn’t) and intuit information nowhere supported by fact?

The NAACP frequently goes out of its’ way to see racist or hateful actions, whether facts support them or not. It is a needed advocacy group, but its credibility is diminished every they cry wolf where the only thing on the horizon is an elderly Dachshund.

Wow, in over-reacting to the comments of one person the right is attacking all black farmers. That is truly amazing.

27. Steve spews:

“the right is attacking all black farmers”

Your state of ignorance must be quite blissful.

28. rhp6033 spews:

# 13: “but why is it lefties must always mock a certain type of Republican as stupid, dumb, ignorant? Happened with Reagan, happened with Dubya, happening with Palin.”

I think you answered your own question, given the list that you provided.

I’d never accuse Reagan of being inarticulate. He demonstrated that as President, being able to stand on your mark and effectively deliver your lines is at least as important as actually having the mental agility to understand complex problems and implement solutions.

Both skills are important, a President with great ideas who isn’t an effective communicator (Carter) can’t get anything done, an effective communicator who is easily manipulated by idealouges and goes for the simple answer every time (Reagan, Bush) can get things accomplished, but in entirely the wrong direction.

29. lostinaseaofblue spews:

Sorry, got drawn into this irresistable error-

RHP, what you should have written is “Obama demonstrated that as President, being able to stand on your mark and effectively deliver your lines is at least as important as actually having the mental agility to understand complex problems and implement solutions..”

There, much better.

30. Zotz spews:

@23, completelylost:

Let me “address” the stunning stupidity of your bullshit.

One final note, then I’ve got work to do.

You always say this and then shortly reappear. You’re a fucking liar.

Apparently most of the left missed the last couple of years.

No we didn’t. We’ve been paying attention. And we’re wise to your bullshit.

Palin isn’t in office. Anywhere. She holds no legislative or executive power in any place in the United States.

No shit, Sherlock. That’s why we call her the former, half-term Governor and quitter; amongst many other things, considering that she is a despicable human being.

Mrs. Palin holds no office within the Republican Party. She doesn’t make policy or determine advertising or agendas.

No but somehow she’s the ID’d Rs number one fav according to Gallup. The next two are ten points down, poor Mittens is 20 down. T-Paw isn’t even mentioned.

What’s a fucking endorsement and speechifyin’, dipshit? Wouldn’t have something to do with policy or an agenda would it?

I just thought you should know. To read and hear comments from the left you don’t.

You’re a fucking idiot and a pompous, smarmy jerk.

31. Stating the Obvious, I guess spews:

“We’ve got to get rid of this ‘protecting the weak.’ If we keep the weak alive all the time it eats up the strong, and then our economy will never come back,” he said after a tea-party forum earlier this month in Bellingham.

That means businesses — including farms — should be allowed to fail in the free market and social programs for the poor should be slashed. He’d cut Medicaid, Medicare, welfare and food stamps, too.

“If you have children, you take care of them until they can take care of themselves. It shouldn’t be anyone else’s obligation except yours,” he said.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012416668_didier22m.html

Seems that Money Conservatives are big into Social Darwinism.

Social Darwinism is a belief, popular in the late Victorian era in England, America, and elsewhere, which states that the strongest or fittest should survive and flourish in society, while the weak and unfit should be allowed to die.

Applications of Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism was used to justify numerous exploits which we classify as of dubious moral value today. Colonialism was seen as natural and inevitable, and given justification through Social Darwinian ethics – people saw natives as being weaker and more unfit to survive, and therefore felt justified in seizing land and resources. Social Darwinism applied to military action as well; the argument went that the strongest military would win, and would therefore be the most fit. Casualties on the losing side, of course, were written off as the natural result of their unfit status. Finally, it gave the ethical nod to brutal colonial governments who used oppressive tactics against their subjects.

Social Darwinism applied to a social context too, of course. It provided a justification for the more exploitative forms of capitalism in which workers were paid sometimes pennies a day for long hours of backbreaking labor. Social Darwinism also justified big business’ refusal to acknowledge labor unions and similar organizations, and implied that the rich need not donate money to the poor or less fortunate, since such people were less fit anyway.

http://library.thinkquest.org/C004367/eh4.shtml

32. Steve spews:

From TPM,

After we reported yesterday that the Shirley Sherrod scandal came the same week as the Senate may vote on authorizing $1.15 billion in restitution for black farmers, Andrew Breitbart wrote us that that had nothing to do with it.

“No. Seriously. On everything I hold dear,” Breitbart swore in an email to TPMmuckraker. As he has since the full-length video of Sherrod’s speech came out, sparking a backlash against him, Breitbart reiterated that none of this was ever about Sherrod personally.

Yeah, it was all about those racist blacks at the NAACP. How dare they call for the teabaggers to reject the racists in their ranks?

You’re either a damned fool, Lost, or a despicable piece of shit. Hell, you’re both.

33. Steve spews:

@30 “You’re a fucking idiot and a pompous, smarmy jerk.”

Spot on.

34. Thulsa Doom spews:

@30

Douchebag alert!

35. Thulsa Doom spews:

@30

Douchebag alert!

36. rhp6033 spews:

Lost @ 20: “…The West side of thee state benefits greatly from the hydroelectric power produced on the Columbia. They benefit directly in lower cost and cleaner electricity. They benefit directly from lower cost agricultural products irrigated by the water dammed on the Columbia. They benefit directly from a state which balances a wide sector of economic activity from industrial to high tech to agriculture….”

I don’t think anyone here has been arguing that the western portion of the state doesn’t benefit from the federal water projects located in the eastern half of the state. We give due credit to F.D.R. and the federal projects which create that windfall of benefit to all of us. (And you forgot to mention that the cheap electricity provides a lot of jobs all over the state, including the aluminum producers, which need huge amounts of electricity to make their product).

But what we have been trying to point out, to effectively deaf ears, is that the eastern half benefits, too. It’s completely unfathonable to many of us how many residents of Eastern Washington talk about the evils of the federal government and bragg about their independence from government assistance, even while they directly accept the benefits provided to them.

Studies have consistently shown that Eastern Washington DOES NOT subsidize the western portion of the state by any measure – the exact opposite is true. Which is fine – I realize the cost of building a road is pretty much the same in the eastern half of the state as the west, yet the population served by that road is considerably less in the east. That’s why a diversified economy is so desirable. I just don’t like it when people continue to insist the opposite, disregarding all facts in the process.

37. Stating the Obvious, I guess spews:

What’s the end game of a view point like “That means businesses — including farms — should be allowed to fail in the free market and social programs for the poor should be slashed. He’d cut Medicaid, Medicare, welfare and food stamps, too.”

Does he expect all the poor, once we stop babying them, to suddenly develop marketable skills and work themselves to being rich? Cause I see that happening everywhere in Calcutta.

Does he expect the poor to just quietly starve to death, and stop bugging him for money?

38. rhp6033 spews:

Sad news.

Speaking of “articulate and smart”, Daniel Schorr has died. He was 93, yet was continuing to write and air pieces on NPR. His reporting got him listed at # 17 on the “White House Enemy’s List”, and the Nixon administration illegally ordered an FBI investigation of him in an attempt to find out any damaging information they could use against him.

Longtime journalist Daniel Schorr dies at 93

39. rhp6033 spews:

“Second, agriculture will increasingly move offshore to Chile and other places where costs are radically lower.”

We buy produce from S. America in the winter and spring, because the growing seasons are reversed for the southern hemisphere. In the summer and fall, we buy our own produce here, and export quite a bit of it overseas.

Somehow I doubt that changing policy over who pays for the Columbia River projects is going to reverse that bit of physics.

40. Mr. Cynical spews:

13. Geov spews:

They appeal to an ignorant base (but not necessarily stupid) base.

Do you still believe Marxist Progressivism is the answer…after witnessing the last 18 month clusterf*ck???
C’mon Geov.
I don’t think you are stupid or ignorant.
Your ideology won’t work…that’s all.
It has huge undesirable consequences.

The Democrats have sunk to calling folks who disagree stupid & ignorant.
When people in power do that Geov…they quickly lose power.
That’s what you are seeing Geov.

Your attack & ridicule Alinsky methodology worked to GET power. That same methodolgy fails when you are trying to MAINTAIN POWER.
Alinsky forgot that chapter in his Manifesto.

Seriously Geov…you are on the verge of getting it. But too late.
All ObaMao had to do was to be a true leader and for his Useful Idiots to cool the hot rhetoric…but you couldn’t help yourselves.

Do you consider that smart or intelligent Geov?
Seriously..there is a reason why the Dems are in deep trouble. And it is there own making by blaming & ridiculing others.

You may get another chance someday.
Will you learn?

PS__
If it’s any consolation, Republican “leaders” are just as stupid as your guys.

41. Mr. Cynical spews:

17. Thulsa Doom spews:

you mean articulate and intelligent like our current vice president? LOL

Biden is in Montana today.
Headed to Yellowstone to pet some Grizzly’s!

42. Mr. Cynical spews:

22. Steve spews:

So the right has gotten so desperate to slime a decent black woman, the NAACP, and to screw black farmers that it has to edit video to depict her as a racist to do so? Sad, really.

The NAACP had the entire video in their possession steve. That is quite humorous.
And ObaMao’s regime over-reacted without giving the poor woman a chance to explain.

I would say you folks screwed yourselves on this one…like most faux pas’s.
Americans are sick to death of those in power blaming others. It never works.
Watch.

43. Zotz spews:

@39, rhp: While taking pains to characterize them as “sincere”, Lee pegged completelylost’s “comments” yesterday:

“…an avalanche of strawmen…”

It’s really vapid, cliche, RW talking point bullshit. But Lee was being a good “host”.

44. Blue John spews:

@39 (about @20) I took that to mean that Lost is saying that if we made the farmers in eastern part of the state pay the right costs, it would drive up cost too much to be economically viable, since cheaper food would be imported instead.

Given the current economic environment, they have to have their socialist subsidies and their illegal labor to be profitable.

45. Blue John spews:

Do you still believe Marxist Progressivism is the answer?
No, but I do think that aspects of Northern European socialism are the answer. The opposite of Money Conservative’s goal of Social Darwinism applied to America.

46. Zotz spews:

Sullivan (an actual conservative):

In other words: ruthlessly exploit the babies for money, fame, and power. That’s what mama grizzlies do.

Here: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/07/cree.html

47. Steve spews:

“Do you still believe Marxist Progressivism is the answer…after witnessing the last 18 month clusterf*ck???”

From the KLOWN who exclaimed during year six of the 8-year clusterfuck failure of wingnut ideology that was the George Bush presidency,

GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT! GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT! GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT! GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT! GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT! GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT! GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT! GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!

“The Democrats have sunk to calling folks who disagree stupid & ignorant.”

After the left was called traitors and Islam-loving Jihadists for not marching lockstep with wingnuts to senseless war, the KLOWN now cries KLOWN tears because we call him out as a stupid, ignorant asswipe.

48. Derek Young spews:

If I remember correctly she endorsed Didier prior to Dino joining the race. Reason number #45028 that it was strange for him to wait so long to announce.

49. Zotz spews:

Is Trig really Mooselini’s baby?

Doesn’t really matter! No conspiracy necessary!

Caribou Barbie’s story as she tells it is weird and creepy enough:

From what I’ve read the facts as she presents them show her to be either monumentally stupid, monumentally hubristic, or monumentally cavalier with another person’s life. Why, it’s almost as if she didn’t want her special needs child to be born safely. Anyone who has ever had a child, knows someone who’s had a child or is part of the medical profession (which I would imagine covers a fairly significant proportion of the electorate) would, if they fully knew the story Palin herself recounts, either think that she was acting in a grossly irresponsible, dangerous way or else being in some way ‘economical with the truth’. All the other women I’ve talked to who’ve been through labor and birth are far more shocked by her version of events than by the notion that she may have adopted her own grandchild.

Here: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/07/the-cnn-interview-that-never-happened.html

50. Lauramae spews:

Mr. Rossi says a lot of stuff up in Alaska that he doesn’t think Washingtonians will ever see.

51. Steve spews:

Here you go, wingnuts, one more reason for you to hate our Senator Murray.

From the Seattle Times,

The U.S. Senate on Friday approved a $44 million emergency appropriation for interim repairs to the damaged Howard Hanson Dam that protects Kent, Renton and Auburn from flooding.

The bill, which still must be passed by the House of Representatives, would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make further interim improvements to reduce the likelihood of flooding on the Green River before permanent repairs to the dam’s right embankment can be made.

“This is an investment in the safety of homes and businesses in one of the most economically vital regions of our state — the Green River Valley,” Sen. Patty Murray said in a statement. “I’ve worked hard to secure the funding for the Corps to conduct critical repairs because a flood in the valley would have devastating impacts that would ripple throughout Washington state.”

52. Mr. Cynical spews:

The Dems had a +7 Generic Congressional Approval rating when the ObaMao Regime was annointed.
Now, in the very same poll…it is -9.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot

But hey, the Dems are doing great.
Just ask Goldy’s NW Division of Lunatic Moonbats.

53. Blue John spews:

@52. And in my opinion, it’s because they are being too corporate republican, too Money Conservative and not enough Progressive, not enough small guy, and middle class.
But I’m sure we disagree.

54. Geov spews:

@28 If your definition of being articulate is reading lines, all three – Reagan, Bush, and Palin – are quite competent. And all three were/are lost when they need to speak extemporaneously. People have forgetten that about Reagan, as part of the general whitewashing of his era. But a lot of people at the time were appalled and incredulous, for most of the same reasons Bush and Palin inspired mockery later on.

Palin can read a teleprompter as well as anyone. If that’s all you need to be “articulate,” then Rossi was right.

55. Daddy Love spews:

Former half-term Governor Palin lashed out at those who criticized her use of the word “refudiate,” calling them “incohecent.”

56. lostinaseaofblue spews:

Re 39 and 44

Yes we buy South American produce in part so that peaches and strawberries can be bought in February.

Go to Yakima some time. Or Wenatchee. Orchards are being cut down and not replaced because the cost of production here is greater than production, transport and profit from South America. From Rome to the Aztecs I’m unaware of any nation outsourcing its food production and doing better for it.

Having said that Blue John, I’m not advocating illegal or unethical practices to keep food prices down for Seattle liberals. I am saying only that if you want the practices accept the costs.

RHP, I may have somehow given you the impression I thought Eastern Washington subsidized Western. If so it was an inadvertency.

57. Mr. Cynical spews:

53. Blue John spews:

@52. And in my opinion, it’s because they are being too corporate republican, too Money Conservative and not enough Progressive, not enough small guy, and middle class.
But I’m sure we disagree.

Yup, we disagree for the most part.
I think Socialisms failure in Europe has opened some eyes here.
I don’t think going further left would help ObaMao.
I think he’s done….Jimmy Carter revisited.

58. GBS spews:

Baaa haaa haaa haaa haaaa

Look at Mr. Cynical with his “poll” numbers. Aint he cute?

Same BS from his mouth in 2006 when the Permanent Republican Majority would prevail.

Same BS from his mouth in 2008 when Dems wouldn’t get a 60 seat majority in the Senate and John McShame and Sarah “That woman is an idiot” Palin would win the White House.

Why on earth would someone who has enough smarts to type would believe that the voters would want to go back to the policies that brought us the 2nd Great Depression instead of continuing the policies that have stopped the plunge in unemployment, created private sector jobs and as of today “better than expected corporate profits” that Wall Street investors pouring money back into the markets.

The Stimulus is working it’s magic and nobody with a brain wants to go back to the failed policies of Reagan Republicanism.

Plus, Tea Party racists are so extreme that only the radical fringe of voters associate with their racists points of view.

Add in the “Papers Please” AZ legislation alienating Latino voters and Fox’s campaign of personal destruction and racial fear mongering of blacks and that spells electoral doom for the RNC.

Like I’ve been predicting all along.

Oh, and Dino “2-time” Lossi and Clit Diddler won’t stand a chance against Patty.

59. rhp6033 spews:

Lost @ 56: I also didn’t mean that YOU thought Eastern Washington subsidized Western Washington. But Clint Didier does, and so do some others on the east side of the mountains, as well as some other commentators on this board.

60. GBS spews:

Split the state at the Cascades and let the sheep fuckers in Eastern WA stand on their own financial feet.

We’ll have another Mississippi on our hands; Fat, dumb-fuck conservatives.

61. Blue John spews:

I think Socialisms failure in Europe has opened some eyes here.
Where is socialism failing in Northern Europe? I was not aware of Denmark, Norway or Sweden doing particularly badly.

“Socialist” or “Capitalist” would refer to an economic system, and not to a political system. From the CIA World Factbook:

SWEDEN: “Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits.”

DENMARK: “This thoroughly modern market economy features a high-tech agricultural sector, state-of-the-art industry with world-leading firms in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy, and a high dependence on foreign trade. The Danish economy is also characterized by extensive government welfare measures, an equitable distribution of income, and comfortable living standards.”

NORWAY: “The Norwegian economy is a prosperous bastion of welfare capitalism, featuring a combination of free market activity and government intervention.

62. Stinkweed Moholohan spews:

What is Palin wearing in that picture?

Oh excuse me, what the fuck iz Palin a’ wearin’ in that pitcher? Looks like a she just stepped outta the terlit in her butt-ugly red robe. And what the fuck is that hat on Diddier? Does that C stand for Cocksucker?

63. proud leftist spews:

61
Please don’t present Cynny with facts. He doesn’t do well with them and he takes it out on his poor goat.

64. proud leftist spews:

62
The C stands for Clueless.

65. lostinaseaofblue spews:

Re 21 and 30

Sorry Zotz, insufficiently in touch with my feminine side to cry at a political blog posting.

I’m a liar for being self employed and deciding, mostly, when I need to attend to things.

I’m a dipshit for pointing out what you admit. Palin isn’t in office or Republican leadership.

The entirety of left leaning thinkers are wise to my bullshit in your assessment. I didn’t think I was that important honestly. Thanks for the uptick in my self esteem Zotz.

Because a lot of people identify with Palin poorly expressed frustrations at Obama/Reid/Pelosi she is the head of the Republican Party? Interesting.

You sir, are a probably sincere if definitely vulgar proponent of a political point of view. Trouble is, anyone who disagrees with you must be an idiot in your eyes. No room for sincere if opposed philosophy. Nope. What a remarkably tolerant and enlightened world view.

66. Rujax! spews:

56. lostinaseaofblue spews:

Re 39 and 44

Yes we buy South American produce in part so that peaches and strawberries can be bought in February.

Go to Yakima some time. Or Wenatchee. Orchards are being cut down and not replaced because the cost of production here is greater than production, transport and profit from South America. From Rome to the Aztecs I’m unaware of any nation outsourcing its food production and doing better for it.

Having said that Blue John, I’m not advocating illegal or unethical practices to keep food prices down for Seattle liberals. I am saying only that if you want the practices accept the costs.

RHP, I may have somehow given you the impression I thought Eastern Washington subsidized Western. If so it was an inadvertency.

07/23/2010 at 2:37 pm

lostinhisownasshole is well…lostinhisownasshole.

Trade barriers…tarrifs. Protective trade barriers, asshole. Ever heard of ‘em? Ever heard of protectecting domestic markets?

Fucking moron.

67. Deathfrogg spews:

I think it is likely he meant to say she’s “white and articulated”.

Typical ‘bagger logic.

68. Rujax! spews:

The Dino-Sore says what he gets paid to say.

69. lostinaseaofblue spews:

Rujax,

Since you ask-

Why yes, I have heard about trade protectionism. In fact I support it in part.

Too bad the agreements we signed from Nafta to the WTO preclude these..

And to your ‘fucking moron,’ I can only respond; Have a nice day.

70. lostinaseaofblue spews:

“lostinhisownasshole is well…lostinhisownasshole.”

I have a 5 year old nephew who could do better than that! Cmon Rujax, give me something I can work with!

71. Rujax! spews:

@69 All the best to you too shithead.

…btw…how appropos-

“Lost In His Own Asshole”

One of my better moments.

72. GBS spews:

Yeah, that fucking red jacket she’s wearing makes her look a lot like Sen. David Vitters Madam.

73. Contemplate this, on the Tree of Woe spews:

rujax is so proud of himself(for such small things it would seem) that I think he needs a moist towelette and few minutes to pull his pants back on.

a little sweaty alone time for rujax today me thinks…what better reward for coming up with “lostinhisownasshole”….just think, to top it off, it could be another fun night of breaking church windows…

ah yes, what a life indeed…if only YLB could aspire to be so active and successful…

74. GBS spews:

BTW why do Conservatives and Teajahdist watch Fox News and learn to fear the “blacks?”

Why does Mr. Cynical tell racist jokes?

75. Contemplate this, on the Tree of Woe spews:

Why do progressives and socialists watch PMSNBC and learn to fear taking care of themselves?

Why doesnt YLB look for employment and spend time with his kids?

76. Uncle Tonoose spews:

re 75: We can take care of ourselves. Just look at the results of the past several elections.

Blabbering old Reaganista slogans won’t give you a win.

77. Uncle Tonoose spews:

Looks like the Brightfart/Fox race-baiting fiasco has taken the wind out of the Waxxster’s sails.

78. Contemplate this, on the Tree of Woe spews:

@75

BS…you cant take care of yourselves…you need mommy govt to do it for you….just like a bunch of children……….

79. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

Lost,

When the dumb cinder block rujax joins in you’ve won the argument!

rujax PWNED again as always!

80. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

Looks like the Brightfart/Fox race-baiting fiasco has taken the wind out of the Waxxster’s sails.

Wrong again name morphing headless lucy.

You are a chronological idiot. Your preznit (your term remember) fired Sherrod mid afternoon Monday around 3:30PM or so. She was driving along the highway and was told to pull over and resign immediately as the whitey house was afraid her comments would be on Glenn Beck at 5PM eastern. The very leftist and whackjob progressive blog FireDogLake covered this. The whitey house information office bragged how they bagged her before Glenn Beck was going to cover the story. Puddy put up the FDL post moron. Ask the arschloch for the recent link fool!

The problem was Glenn Beck DIDN’T cover her story Monday night. Bill O’Reilly covered her firing at 8:50 PM eastern. Then everyone in the MSM covered her on Tuesday.

But here’s where you go nutzo again headless…

The Georgia chapter of the NAACP controlled the March 2010 tape. There is only one tape. Someone from the GA NAACP sent Breitbart two snippets he put on his web site UNEDITED! Oh by the way that faux indignation from the NAACP preznit Ben Jealous… Sherrod acknowledged his presence at the 45 second mark of the full tape. Puddy also placed that link for all to read. Too bad reading comprehension was not taught at Arizona State or did you miss that class boozing it up at the #1 party skuul of America?

Now Sherrod is running around making false accusations. Fox News didn’t fire Shirley Sherrod. Breitbart didn’t fire Shirley Sherrod. The preznit fired Shirley Sherrod. Again covered by FDL. That’s why Robert Fibbs made that comment in the whitey house presser briefing. These facts aren’t missed by the half reputable blog FireDogLake, but they’re surely missed by the likes of you old racist one and your cadre of followers here on HA Libtardos.

Chronological lunacy strikes again!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

81. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

GBS why do you comment on the death in Las Vegas of someone from West Point as a tea bagger without any proof?

82. Steve spews:

Any deflection will do to avoid examining the racism in your own Republican party, huh, Puddy? Your self-loathing ways disgust me.

83. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

The Stimulus is working it’s magic and nobody with a brain wants to go back to the failed policies of Reagan Republicanism.

Drinking the kook-aid again GBS?

Nearly 100 prominent U.S. economists including former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ohio University’s Richard Vedder, and James C. Miller, III, who headed up the White House Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, are telling President Barack Obama that his economic stimulus has failed and that “immediate action is needed to rein in federal spending.”

In a letter to the president in which they refer to the latest jobs figures as “a source of disappointment and alarm,” the distinguished economists who signed it echo the concerns of others that the predominant share of the jobs created in May 2010 were temporary government jobs while the civilian labor force shrank by 322,000. “In addition,” they write, “46 percent of those out of work have been jobless for six months or longer–the first time in history that such a dire statistic has been recorded for the American economy.”

Too bad your reading materials suck my friend!

84. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

Here’s the strange reality the HA Libtardos live in 24×7. It’s a frightenign reality normal Americans are rejecting. Notice the preznit’s poll numbas still suck after this firing fiasco.

The HA Libtardos are all a twitter over Fox News setting policy in the whitey house. Puddy is glad to see you fools claim Odumba forms his policies based on the potential that Fox News Commentators could get angry. Sherrod claimed the whitey house fired her cuz her story was gonna be covered by Glenn Beck. Plain and simple. Yet this and other threads contain commentary which shows how really stupid you all are and how your thoughts are driven by left wing punditry and the whckjob kook-aid sites funded by George Soros who hate Fox News because they have the continual high nightly ratings of Fox News!

Now that’s

Tooooooooooooooooooooo

Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny!

85. Steve spews:

“In addition,” they write, “46 percent of those out of work have been jobless for six months or longer–the first time in history that such a dire statistic has been recorded for the American economy.”

The end-game of three decades of the abject failure that was Reaganomics. Way to go, Puddy. Now do what you wingnuts do so well, put the blame on everybody but yourselves.

86. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

Hey GBS

What is needed, they say, is a new direction for U.S. economic policy.

And it ain’t a comin from those (adults your term) (fools Puddy’s term) in charge right now!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

87. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

Steve Steve Steve there you go again. Who claimed the Porkulus bill would stop unemployment at 8%? Who claimed the next $400 Billion was needed the next month?

Now Puddy understands why you weren’t invited to a special occasion where Puddy met Roger and Mrs Rabbit.

You’re too stupid for the invitation!

HAHAHAHA bwaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

88. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

Any deflection will do to avoid examining the racism in your own Democratic party, huh, Puddy? Your self-loathing ways disgust me. The Democratic Party only whips out racism when their other attacks fail. Well it seems the racism card is failing too now the Internet can prove the charges are made up.

Corrected and improved upon!

Sucks to be you Steve Steve Steve. Stay stupid!

89. Steve spews:

Say, Puddy, would you care to share your shame with us about how your heroes Beck and Hannity inspired the California extremist right-wing cop-shooter who was on his way to SF to kill the good and decent folk at the ACLU and Tides Foundation in order to start a revolution? After that you can share your shame with us about how your man Brietbart lied in order to destroy a good and decent black woman? When done with that you can share your shame with us about how thirty years of Reaganomics has nearly destroyed this nation.

Oh, that’s right. You’re a Republican. You have no shame.

90. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

Steve Steve Steve

Does stupid continually drip off you? Where did Breitbart get those tape copies from GA NAACP. Who controlled the tape. GA NAACP. Who attended the Sherrod sermin on March 2010? Blacks fromt eh GA NAACP. Who was in attendance? NAACP Preznit Ben Jealous? Who chuckled when Sherrod said “I sent him to his own”? Black peeps from the GA NAACP.

Stay stupid and foolish!

91. Steve spews:

Such weak deflection, Puddy. The right displays their race-hatred for you in all its ugly glory and all you can do is find excuses for them. How pathetic of you – nearly as pathetic as your self-loathing. Hell, I’d bet that you’re the only black man in America with a Confederate flag bumper sticker on his car.

92. Steve spews:

Republican Zach Wamp, “I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government”.

“America, love it or leave it.” It looks like you America-hating, Confederate flag waving Republicans want to break up the nation while we’re in the midst of two Republican-started wars and a Republican-caused financial meltdown. Why? Why do you want to destroy America, Puddy? Is it because of your self-loathing hatred of a blacks or do you simply hate everything good and decent that America stands for?

93. Steve spews:

More than a third of Republicans want their states to secede from the union. Tell us again how much you treasonous shits love this country, Puddy.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/272508

94. lostinaseaofblue spews:

Re 93

I’ve given a great deal of thought to moving permanently to my house in Italy.

This isn’t because I hate my country. I love the country in which I grew up. I love the principles that informed the Continental Congress in declaring independence from Brittain. I love the way these principles shaped the Constitution. I love the beauty and variety of the land itself.

I don’t love the trends of the last 70 years. I don’t love the gradual decline in self reliance and independence in my countrymen. I don’t love the shift from proud citizen of a great nation to beggar in the halls of government for everything from the home one lives in to health care. I don’t love the inexorable movement towards a socialist police state. If I move it will be because I simply can’t bear to see the country I love become something else and something less.

95. Uncle Tonoose spews:

re 94:

I’ve given a great deal of thought to moving permanently to my house in Italy.

Q- Know how many gears there are in an Italian tank?

A- One. Reverse.

You should feel very comfortable.

96. Puddybud identifies arscloch wondermoron as a dumb brick spews:

I’d bet that you’re the only black man in America with a Confederate flag bumper sticker on his car.

You’d lose that bet fool!

The left whips out racism as their “Ace of Spades”. This time the cards with it are the three of clubs, five of diamonds, eight of hearts, and nine of spades. A losing hand like the one you play each day on HA!

97. Steve spews:

“I’ve given a great deal of thought to moving permanently to my house in Italy.”

Yeah, and I’ve thought about moving to a sleezy little whorehouse in Costa Rica. But I’m sticking around to fight the right-wing extremists. I do it because I love my country. I love my state. I love my city of Seattle. I love it’s hills and it’s valleys. I love it’s beaches and parks. I love it’s weather and I love it’s people. You don’t like this country anymore? Fine. Go ahead and leave. But give some thought to taking Puddy and the KLOWN with you and dropping them off at points east. You see, they both moved here from the east coast and hate everything here. I’m sure they’d be both be happier if they went back to wherever the fuck they came.

“The left whips out racism as their “Ace of Spades”.”

When I whip something out I’m usually wit’ yo mama.

98. righton spews:

goldy; you laud patty, but diss sarah; presumably for intelligence. If intelligence is the test, your girl loses every time.