Uncle Ted accusing others of “dirty politics.” Now that’s rich.
Is there a reason why Ted Stevens is giving an interview right outside the men’s room?
Man I can’t wait to see this fuck get what’s coming to him! Wow is it going to be sweet. And the rest of the righties might as well line up because they’re all in for an ass-kicking!
It’s the only place with room enough for his wide stance on the issues.
Anyway, Ted Stevens is up for re-election. He has several opponents (or potential opponents) in the GOP primary. Not sure when that will be held or whether filing has already taken place. And unclear whether Stevens will get renominated.
Looks like the strongest Democratic candidate is Mark Begich, mayor of Anchorage, and the son of former US Rep Nick Begich (who disappeared in a notable aircraft disaster back in October 1972). I think Begich would beat Stevens at least 60-40 in a head-to-head matchup, since Alaska voters are getting really upset with all of Stevens’ corruption.
If Begich faces a different Republican, I will rate the race as a toss-up. Alaska, after all, has historically been heavily Republican for the last 30 years.
Stevens has apparently been saying, according to folks from Alaska, that Begich isn’t qualified to be Senator as he does not have a law degree or any college degree.
1. As if Ted’s law degree prevented him from being corrupt and unethical;
2. Lack of degree? Tell it to Harry Truman!
@5 I can see it now! The new Ted Stevens bumper sticker!
“I’m A Lawyer!”
Yeah, that oughta do the trick!
Reminds me of a guy back in the Watergate era who ran for something or other under the slogan, “I’m not a lawyer!”
Tlazolteotl @ 5
So is Stevens going to say that Obama is more qualified than McCain on the same basis? Obama has both a bachelor’s degree, plus a law degree (from Harvard to boot). McCain does have a bachelor’s degree, but he finished in the bottom 1% of his class (although the Naval Academy is certainly a tough institution, as was Hanoi University as well).
@8 It’s not so tough that he can blame it on competition from other cadets. It took hard work on his part to finish 894th of 899! At all the service academies, Annapolis being no exception, it takes a lot of partying and not studying to become a top (bottom?) contender for class goat. Once you know what his academic record was, you’ll understand why he wrecked so many planes and took out a set of power lines to boot. He shouldn’t have a license to drive a car! And the pukes want to trust this guy with the nuclear codes??!!! You gotta wonder about their judgment.
Check out rappin’ BillO:
Roger Rabbit @ 9
I have always wondered how close he was to actually flunking out of the Naval Academy. Did a lot of people actually flunk out? How much difference was there between Cadet 899/899 (or Cadet 894/899) and the minimum GPA (say 2.0/4.0 for example) required for graduation? In addition to the 899 who graduated that year, how many flunked out — even after attending for four years — and did not graduate?
It would be interesting to see McCain’s USNA transcript. Probably contains a LOT of “D” grades on it, maybe even a “F” or two? Well, probably not “F” grades, but surely a lot of “D” grades. And back in the late 50′s, “C” and “D” grades were a lot more common in universities than they are now.
Ron Paul Supporters Dominate State GOP Convention!
The fishwrapper reports:
“By some estimates, Paul supporters could total up to 40 percent of 1,100 delegates expected at the state GOP convention that starts today in Spokane.”
(quoted under fair use)
Does this mean WSRP will adopt a platform plank favoring a 30% federal sales tax (many economists think it’s closer to 50%) on top of our nearly 10% state sales tax?
Just think, every GOP candidate in Washington is going to run on making you pay $6 of taxes for every $10 purchase! So, if you want to buy a washing machine that costs $650, you’ll have to fork over $1,040 at the cash register! And if you think bread and milk are expensive now, wait ’til the Ron Paul Tax doubles their price! We’11 need more prisons to incarcerate all the people stealing food from Safeway!*
This election is gonna be fun!!!
* Prison sentences for stealing bread are a long-standing conservative tradition. See, e.g., Les Miserables.
@11 He wouldn’t have flunked out for the same reason he got in — there were a total of 16 stars on his daddy’s and granddaddy’s 4 shoulder boards. And he knew it! It was all those stars in the family that made him think he was bulletproof. Literally. Hell, even the Hanoi Hilton concierges were willing to give him a free pass home.
John McShame is living proof that everything we were ever told about America being a meritocracy is sheer propaganda. By far the best predictor of success in any field of endeavor in this country is how rich and powerful your parents are.
And, looking at the wreckage of our once-great nation, it’s obvious the last thing we need is another spoiled brat warming a chair in the Oval Office while our democracy rots.
BYEBYEGOP HEY PIMPLE FACE IM IN NH NOW AND WONNDER IF YOUR FACE CLEARED UP.DONT WANT YOU TO START GRADE SCHOOL WITH A FACE FULL OF PIMPLES.
@14 “WONNDER”??? WTF is that?! Is your dick pressing down the “N” key while you jerk off over the keyboard?
In other news, a global warming report extracted from the Bush administration by court order predicts Seattle’s total power usage will increase 146% to run air conditioners.
Someone should call Harborview to find out if they have plans on the drawing board for a heat stroke ward — sounds like we’re gonna need one. Maybe they can integrate it with their burn unit.
The last mass extinction perpetrated by global warming deniers will be themselves.
In a perfect, eco-friendly world, there would be no people, just animals, doing what instinct tells them to do.
@18 You read my mind!!!
YLB @ 10,
Judging by the amount of hair on Bill’s head and the “Inside Edition” signs in the background, I’d say that little “cut-n-paste” is about 20 years old. It’s amazing how much time creative people can dedicate to producing pejorative, out-of-context shit designed to debase their political foes.
The reason you folks don’t like O’Reilly is that he doesn’t suck the appropriate political cock like the rest of the traditional media. He’s not Katie Couric or Chris Matthews, so he must be bad.
O’Reilly’s a pompous ass, but so are the fucking rest of them over at ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, et. al.
re 20: “O’Reilly’s a pompous ass….” Glad to see we agree on something, Mr. Incorrect.
But O’Reilly would be more appropriately compared to Krusty the Klown than other mainstream news people. You have to take into account O’Reilly’s cynicism, propensity to manipulate, and the juvenile mental age of his viewers.
@20 As usual, you’ve got your head completely up your ass. The reason we don’t like O’Reilly is because he’s a liar, he’s intellectually dishonest, and he’s a demagogue. And sheep like you lap it up.
20 – Nope. Couldn’t be more wrong.
He’s a very well paid right wing bullshit artist who just happens to be freaking crazy.
The “cut n’ paste” is quite recent. It’s the source material that’s old. That this guy would fly off the handle that early in his career and still be around is testimony to the debasement of the so-called “liberal” media. A myth that has been totally blown out of the water with the publishing of Scott McClellan’s book.
And to think that this nut case is taken seriously by so many people is what’s truly scary.
I’m no fan of the traditional TV news either. I almost never watch it. I live off the net.
The Economic Stimulus That Wasn’t
Early data indicate almost none of Bush’s economic-stimulus tax rebates are being spent as he intended.
An AP consumer survey suggests over half of the rebate money is going into gas tanks. Other destinations: Higher utility bills, higher grocery bills. In other words, inflation is eating up most of the $110 billion the IRS is sending to 131 million taxpayers.
The increased cost of commuters of higher gas prices since Congress passed the rebate bill is $360 billion — more than 3 times the total amount being paid out to individuals in rebates.
Even worse, Bush paid for these rebates by borrowing money from China — which is certain to result in even higher inflation (and even more oil-buying by China) in the future.
America is falling into the same stagflation that plagued the economy in the 1970s, and for the same reasons: High oil prices, and putting an expensive war on a credit card.
Bush’s economic policies, like his management of Katrina relief, have been a fucking disaster for average Americans.
@20 “O’Reilly’s a pompous ass, but so are the fucking rest of them over at ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, et. al.”
Nope, sorry, your “B-b-b-u-t you guys are just like us” BS won’t fly. There is no comparison between O’Reilly and the network media. None whatsoever. Fox and O’Reilly are not news, they are not journalism, they are propaganda arms of Wingnut Bullshit Central.
@8 Hey, I’m just reporting! But if you ask my opinion, it would be that McCain certainly appears to believe that he is entitled to be president, no matter what anyone else’s relative qualifications might be.
Passing by a television set in a reception area at Boeing this morning, it was turned to Fox News. Nobody was watching it. I was in the room just long enough to see a display of Kobe Bryant, with the word “Champ” stamped over it, and beside it a photo of Scott McClellan, with the word “Chump” stamped over it. The people at the Fox News desk apparantly thought that was hillarious. Apparently that’s the extent of their news analysis these days – attack anybody who says anything remotely critical of the Bush administration, applying degrading labels without bothering to even offer a rational explanation.
I was going to put all my check towards my car payment, but I thought no I need to do right by The Pres. I bought a shirt and a mocha and then put remaining $570 towards my car.
Yay, even a new Republican would be a huge improvement over Stevens.
Dirty, dirty, New York Politics… Yeah, right.
I love how pull-up-your-bootstraps right wingers are always first in line to play the victim card.
One potential Democratic Opponent is the son of someone who served in Washington with Senator Stevens. Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich is the son of late Congressmember Begich. That is how long Stevens has been in the Senate, I think only one other person once held his seat.
Now I wonder how Ted Stevens is on issues plaguing his state? High Energy Prices in Jeneau is one issue. I am surprised he does not promote tidal power or other alternatives so Jeneau does not have to rely on Diesel Generators when a landslide cuts the power line from the Hydro Dam. Alaska Electric Light and Power says they almost have the Snettisham Hydro Dam’s power lines restored, we are now about to enter June, problem is, that line went down in early March. In the meantime, Jeneau ratepayers went from paying 11 cents a kilowatt/hour to over 50 cents a Kilowatt/hour.
I understand Ted wants to open up ANWR, but it might be worth investing in alternatives. In the case of Jeneau, they have alternatives, but in other parts of Alaska, our last frontier, Diesel is used for everything energy related, including power.
Interesting point. Look at Alaska’s Governor. If she had not beat Murkowski in the Primary in 2006, former Governor Tony Knowles would probably be running the show. It would not have been the first time a former Governor wins a second chance at the Governor’s office in Alaska.
Someone send Uncle Ted an internet; the one we have now is kicking his ass.