“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO

It’s been a bird-free day — no Seahawks, no Eagles — so tune in for some political football tonight on “The David Goldstein Show” on Newsradio 710-KIRO, from 7PM to 10PM.

7PM: Do Republicans have a prayer? Seattle P-I political columnist Joel Connelly spent the day checking out the spirit at some of our local mega-churches, and he joins me in the studio to talk about Tuesday’s midterm election, and how the latest sex scandal might impact its outcome. We’ll also be getting a field report from fellow blogger TJ of Loaded Orygun, whose been following some very interesting ballot return trends that could have the red team feeling awfully blue down in the Beaver State.

8PM: Is flipping off the President a fireable offense? An Issaquah school bus driver gave President Bush the finger, and his fellow Republicans cheered when Rep. Dave Reichert took credit for getting the woman fired… credit which Reichert now says he doesn’t deserve. Taking Reichert at his word (that is, his latest word) what does this say about the first-term congressman’s character that he would actually brag about getting the single, working mom fired, when he says he had nothing to do with it? Chris Dugovich from the Washington State Council of County and City Employees will call in to give the driver’s side of the story, and we’ll be playing audio and taking your calls.

9PM: What do you get when you pack four drunken bloggers into the KIRO studio? Will, Mollie and Carl join me almost every week on Podcasting Liberally, recorded live at Seattle’s Montlake Alehouse, and they’ll be joining me in the studio for a Drinking Liberally roundtable discussion of electoral push. Is this the year a big blue wave sweeps the Democrats into power? Or will Karl Rove prove that American democracy is dead, and that nothing short of a violent revolution can dislodge the GOP from the reigns of power? Give us a call and let us know what you think, before all of us liberal bloggers are shipped off to Gitmo.

Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).

Comments

  1. 1

    For the Clueless spews:

    Thanks to President Bush, Republicans, and Democrats this was possible to bring aid to these poor folks. The Social Democrats were receiving aid and money from the Al Qaida to make our government unstable.
    10/9/2006 – ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AFPN) — A joint team of Airmen and Soldiers are in Pakistan preparing for Operation Promise Keeping, a follow-up mission to aid the people in remote northern parts of the country, which was devastated by an earthquake last year.

    On Oct. 8, 2005, the disaster, which measured a 7.6 on the Richter Scale and centered roughly 60 miles northeast from here, left more than 73,000 people dead, 128,000 injured and 3.4 million homeless.

    Two days later, a coalition of several nations formed Operation Lifeline, providing much-needed relief to the people in dire need of food, water, shelter and medical care until the operation’s conclusion in March 2006.

    Operation Promise Keeping picks up where Lifeline left off, bringing rebuilding supplies to the people as they prepare for the winter months near the Himalaya Mountains. According to a release from the U.S. Embassy here, the United States has pledged $206 million in earthquake reconstruction assistance to Pakistan over the next four years.

    Since Oct. 3, Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft, assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, have been transporting supplies to Islamabad International Airport.

    Together with Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters, aircrews are bringing the materials, including more than 10,000 sheets of corrugated iron for homes in the Allai and Kaghan valleys.

    Several members of the Chinook air and maintenance crews were here for Operation Lifeline, bringing their efforts for Promise Keeping full circle, according to Army Reserve Warrant Officer John Roberts, a Chinook pilot and commander deployed from Fort Lewis, Wash.

    “We’re back and we’re here to help,” he said. “We’re here to show Pakistanis that America has not abandoned (it) and is still their friend.”

    Last year, the people in earthquake-affected areas came to refer to the Chinook crews as “Angels of Mercy” because of the quick and efficient response they provided.

    “Pakistan is one of the most important partners in the war on terrorism, especially in Operation Enduring Freedom,” said Warrant Officer Roberts.

  2. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    6

    “Is there some reason you don’t want to tell me what public services your work in rabbit?”

    I was an attorney working for state government.

  3. 4

    The Socialist spews:

    Oh what a minute I think I remember what Bunny Loves does . You work in the parks department rabbit?

    I use to work in the Everett Parks department up here in Forest Park for a couple Summers. That is were I did that their ditch digging putting in earagations systems around the parks and little flower bed and tree median in the middle of the street.

  4. 6

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    10/6/2006 – WASHINGTON (AFPN) — Five years ago, America, still stinging from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, began striking back in the war on terrorism.

    President Bush appeared on national television to inform the American people he had unleashed U.S. military might against the enemy.

    Land-based bombers and Navy strike aircraft from carriers launched Operation Enduring Freedom shortly after 12:30 a.m. Eastern time on Oct. 7, 2001, attacking al Qaeda training camps and Taliban military bases in Afghanistan. In addition, U.S. and British ships and submarines launched about 50 Tomahawk missiles.

    President Bush ordered the air strikes after the Taliban rejected U.S. demands to close terrorist training camps and hand over al Qaeda leaders operating in their midst.

    “None of these demands were met,” he said during his address. “And now, the Taliban will pay a price.”

    The coalition focused its attacks on sites used to recruit and train terrorists and help them communicate, aiming to defeat al Qaeda and the Taliban regime that harbored them and to prevent Afghanistan from ever reestablishing itself as a terrorist sanctuary.

    President Bush warned that the military action there would be just one front in a long, ongoing attack against terrorism.

    “Today, we focus on Afghanistan, but the battle is broader,” he said.

    In a message to the Defense Department later that day, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld emphasized that the war on terrorism isn’t a mission the American people went looking for.

    “Rather, it was thrust upon us,” he said. “We take these actions in self defense. We take them in deliberate response to the acts of war directed against the American people.”

    Five years after coalition forces entered Afghanistan, U.S. officials measure progress in three major ways:

    — Al Qaeda and terrorist safe havens are gone;

    — the Taliban was removed from power; and

    — Afghanistan has a democratic government that sets an example for other countries in the region.

    Last month, President Bush marked the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks by noting headway made against terrorists and those who harbor or support them.

    “We helped drive the Taliban from power in Afghanistan,” he said during a Sept. 11, 2006, address to the nation. “We put al Qaeda on the run and killed or captured most of those who planned the Sept. 11 attacks, including the man believed to be the mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed.”

    While Osama bin Laden and other terrorists remain in hiding, President Bush said, the United States’ message to them is clear: “No matter how long it takes, America will find you, and we will bring you to justice.”

    Meanwhile, the United States continues to promote what President Bush calls an equally important aspect of the terror fight: setting conditions that prevent Afghanistan and other nations around the world from serving as safe havens for terrorism. And the best way to do that, the president said, is to promote democracy.

    Afghanistan now has a constitution and a democratically elected president, parliament and provincial councils, voted into power by 8.5 million Afghans. Last week, as President Bush hosted Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the White House, he praised the Afghan leader as solid partner in the war on terrorism whose example is helping stabilize the region.

    As the United States and its coalition partners help bolster this new democracy, they are also helping ensure Afghanistan’s security forces have the capability to defend their new government. The Afghan National Army is now 30,000 strong and the 43,000-member Afghan National Police continue to take shape.

    Twenty-three provincial reconstruction teams operating throughout the country also are helping improve the Afghan people’s quality of life and extending the national government’s reach.

    President Bush acknowledged these and other achievements made in the terrorism war during the 9/11anniversary last month, reiterating the call he made five years ago as he announced the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom. He reminded the nation that the terror war won’t be fast or easy, and he called on Americans to unite as they face the challenges still ahead.

    “If we do not defeat these enemies now, we will leave our children to face a Middle East overrun by terrorist states and radical dictators armed with nuclear weapons,” he said.

    “Our nation has endured trials, and we face a difficult road ahead,” he said. “Winning this war will require the determined efforts of a unified country. So we must put aside our differences and work together to meet the test that history has given us. We will defeat our enemies; we will protect our people; and we will lead the 21st century into a shining age of human liberty.”

  5. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    82, 83

    I liked to have my cute cottontail licked by wingnut imposters! For a good time, call 1-800-LICK-ROG and suck rabbit farts. Ah that feels good … more … more …

  6. 9

    Marcy, I mean Darcy spews:

    Roger – thanks for the ringing endorsements of my lameass public service comments! I haven’t done a darn thing in my community around here that matters. Heck, I don’t even vote regularly. I laugh when my endorsers repeat my outright lie that I have experience in state government!

    But thanks – now I have the perfect spin on it all. I read a lot! Actually, I don’t, I have democrat managers who tell me what to say, but the silly voters don’t know that!

    Vote for Marcy, I mean Darcy, because I read the newspaper!

  7. 10

    John Barelli spews:

    Commentby Truth2006— 11/5/06@ 11:28 pm

    On an earlier thread, I had written a nice, long, carefully thought out answer to some of your rantings. Then I deleted it, as most of the folks here already know most of the information, and you aren’t really looking for an answer, you’re just another anonymous cowardly troll.

    So, just for you, here’s a short version of the Truth in 2006.

    Come Tuesday, you’re going to be losing a bunch of seats in the House of Representatives. Nothing Diebold or the folks sending out threatening mailings to Democrats or the people sending fake bot calls can do will change that.

    Come January, at least one of the Houses of Congress will be controlled by Democrats. Nancy Pelosi will probably be our choice for Speaker.

    Doc Hastings won’t be able to stop the ethics investigations of Republicans any more. President Bush will not be able to erode any more of our Constitutional rights through his rubber-stamp Congress.

    There’s even a chance that we’ll take the Senate, and if not, then at least Vice President Cheney will find his days to be much busier, casting all those tie-breaking votes, assuming that the remaining Republicans don’t decide that they’re fed up with the direction folks like you have taken their party.

    And you can go back to listening to Rush, saying “dittos, dittos” to everything that drug-addled reprobate says, while complaining about the fact that you have no voice. You can complain about all those “evil Democrats” and their “RINO” supporters to your heart’s content.

    I hope you enjoy it. (I know that I certainly will.)

  8. 11

    The Socialist spews:

    Oh thanks for telling me rabbit I was just woundering thank you for your service

    I am just a broken down taxi driver on disibilty now with only an 8 grade edjucation as you can probibly tell from my spelling.

  9. 13

    Daddy Love spews:

    Pakistan is one of the most important partners in the war on terrorism

    And if only we had more partners who would pull their troops out of the areas where Osama bin Laden is known to be living, and who would assist Iran with nuclear technoology, we’d be ever so much better off!

  10. 14

    For the Clueless spews:

    So if Sadum is guilty of war crimes because he killed 150,000 people . So does that mean Bush and Company are war criminals after killing 650,000 people in Iraq?

    Im just asking

    Commentby The Socialist— 11/5/06@ 6:04 pm

    No but standing on the side lines will kill a lot more victims over a longer period of time. You know Hilter, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Marshal Tito,Mikhail Gorbachev,Nikita Khrushchev,Hugo Chávez,Joseph Stalin’s,Vladimir Lenin, and Fidel Castro.
    Nov. 5, 2006 – Without the help of American servicemembers, today’s verdict against Saddam Hussein would not have been possible, the commander in chief said today in Waco, Texas.

    President Bush called the trial “a milestone” in Iraq’s efforts to replace the rule of a tyrant with the rule of law. Today’s verdict, he said, represents a major achievement for Iraq’s young democracy and its constitutional government.

    The Iraqi High Tribunal found Saddam guilty in his actions against the citizens of Dujail, Iraq, and sentenced him to death by hanging.

    In the 1982 incident, Saddam ordered the military, Baath Party loyalists and interior department police to arrest, detain and torture men, women and children in the town.

    Although the Dujail case was the first against the former dictator to go to trial, he is also charged with genocide against the Kurds in the northern part of Iraq in the 1980s.

    Bush emphasized the fairness of the trial and the irony that Saddam received protections that he denied the Iraqi people under his rule. “During the Saddam Hussein trial, the court received evidence from 130 witnesses,” Bush said. “The man who once struck fear into the hearts of Iraqis had to listen while free Iraqis recounted the acts of torture and murder that he ordered against their families and against them.”

    “Today,” the president said, “the victims of this regime have received a measure of the justice that many thought would never come.”

    The former dictator will have an automatic right to appeal his sentence. “He will continue to receive the legal rights and due process that he denied to the Iraqi people,” the president said. “Iraq has a lot of work ahead as it builds its society that delivers equal justice and protects all its citizens. Yet history will record today’s judgment as an important achievement on the path to a free and just and unified society.”

    The United States will continue to stand with Iraq’s unity government, Bush said. He praised the courage and determination of the Iraqi security forces.

    The president thanked the men and women of the U.S. military for their sacrifices to free Iraq and defend America. “Without their courage and skill, today’s verdict would not have happened,” he said. “On behalf of the American people, I thank every American who wears the uniform. I thank their families and I thank them for their service and their sacrifice.”

  11. 15

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Here’s the difference between us and them. The GOP has to make shit up. All we have to do is outline the 18 GOP Congressman and Senators under indictment, arrest, probation, investigation or conviction along with the 20 prominent GOP members and minions caught getting blowjobs from male escorts and it’s game over.

  12. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    83

    Does this http://tinyurl.com/ygplhw look like a “trailer park?” Notice the expansive lawns, luxuriant trees, water views … sorry sweetcheeks but my neighborhood is out of your range. You couldn’t buy digs like mine for under $4 million in today’s market.

  13. 17

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    10/25/2006 – WASHINGTON (AFPN) — Winning the war on terrorism in Iraq is critical to American defense, President Bush said today in a White House news conference. Bush spoke about coalition strategy and tactics changes in Iraq.

    “Our security at home depends on ensuring Iraq is an ally in the war on terror and does not become a terrorist haven like Afghanistan under the Taliban,” the president said.

    America’s goals in Iraq are unchanging, but the methods must be flexible, he said.

    “On the military side, our commanders on the ground are constantly adjusting their tactics to stay ahead of our enemies,” Bush said.

    “We’re refining our training strategy for Iraqi security forces so we can help more of those forces take the lead in the fight and provide them better equipment and firepower to be successful.”

    The coalition has increased the number of advisors in the Iraqi ministry of defense and interior to help the Iraqis plan and execute operations, Bush said. And the United States has changed force structure in Iraq as needed to counter enemy activity.

    “Most recently we have moved Iraqi and coalition forces into Baghdad so they can help secure the city and reduce sectarian violence,” he said.

    However, after some initial successes Iraqi and coalition operations to secure Baghdad have encountered greater resistance, he said. “Some of the Iraqi security forces have performed below expectations,” the president said. “Many have performed well and are fighting bravely in some of Baghdad’s toughest neighborhoods. Once again, American troops are performing superbly under difficult conditions. Together with the Iraqis, they have conducted hundreds of missions throughout Baghdad.”

    But military power cannot win the war alone, Bush said, noting the Iraqi government has to take steps to solve problems contributing to the insurgency.

    “In addition to refining our military tactics to defeat the enemy, we are also working to achieve a political solution that brings together Shiia and Sunni and Kurds and other ethnic and religious groups,” Bush said.

    Bush delineated a three-step approach to Iraq. First, coalition officials are working with political and religious leaders across Iraq urging them to take steps to restrain their followers and stop sectarian violence.

    Second, U.S. officials are helping Iraqi leaders to complete work on a national compact to solve the most difficult issues dividing their country. “The new Iraqi government has condemned violence from all quarters and has agreed to a schedule for resolving issues such as dissolving militias and death squads, sharing oil revenues, amending the Iraqi constitution and reforming the de-Baathification process,” the president said.

    Third, the United States is reaching out to Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan and asking them to support the Iraqi government’s efforts to persuade Sunni insurgents to put down their arms and accept national reconciliation.

    Bush called these tasks daunting for any government, but particularly so for a government that has only been in place for just over five months. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s unity government “has to solve a host of problems created by decades of tyrannical rule, and they have to do it in the midst of a raging conflict,” Bush said.

    The United States will continue to press the Iraqis to move quickly, the president said. “We’re making it clear that America’s patience is not unlimited,” he said. “Yet we also understand the difficult challenges Iraq’s leaders face, and we will not put more pressure on the Iraqi government than it can bear.”

    The strategy as Iraq moves forward is to help Iraq’s government grow in strength and assume more control over its country as soon as possible, he said.

    Bush said the American people want to win in Iraq. “They will support the war as long as they see a path to victory,” Bush said. “Americans can have confidence that we will prevail, because thousands of smart, dedicated civilian and military personnel are risking their lives and working around the clock to ensure our success.”

  14. 18

    k lake spews:

    Al-Qaeda
    In the last two decades of the 20th century, along with the globalization of the world economy, and to a lesser extent a world popular culture, came the perception of a new phenomenon: a new organizational dynamic among Jihadists which was not organized along tribal, regional or national lines, but saw them organized internationally under the banner of an international Muslim jihad, conducted by extremists who were otherwise unrelated. Among such organizations, the multi-national presence of Al-Qaeda has become most prominent, allegedly responsible for carrying out the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States and many other terrorist attacks worldwide. According to some sources, this organization had been (and may still be) headquartered in Afghanistan, but has members and operatives in many countries.

    The argument is put forward that this form of organization allows Al-Qaeda (and analogous groups) to carry out their form of asymmetric warfare (as they see it) more safely, as it prevents an aggrieved nation from launching an overt military attack upon another nation harboring Al-Qaeda members, since a nation can argue that Al-Qaeda might be within its borders but is an independent organization which the government does not support, whether or not the government sympathizes with their cause.

    The counter-argument to this states that Al-Qaeda members and other international resistant groups do not exist in “disembodied space” or in international territory (i.e., the open seas, as pirates were claimed to do), but within the borders of a sovereign state, which is responsible for the capture or expulsion of members of such groups, and failure of a state to do this is tantamount to laying themselves open for aggrieved nations to attack them. Under this argument, the state of Pakistan, which refuses to allow US troops inside its territory, can be seen as a practical case in point.

    However, there is some debate as to whether this qualifies as asymmetric warfare, as Al-Qaeda and other such organizations, which are not sovereign nations, are not legal combatants under the laws of war. They can therefore be more accurately seen as an international non-governmental paramilitary force, not subject to a command structure as a regular military force is, and (being united as an organization purely as a result of their religious beliefs) not affiliated with any specific nation’s interests or doctrine. They could, however, be seen as an entity separate from issues of government and sovereignty, against which a nation could legitimately wage a war.

  15. 19

    k lake spews:

    k lake are you Kay in Lake Forist Park that calls on KIRO?

    Commentby The Socialist— 11/5/06@ 7:27 pm

    no

  16. 22

    For the Clueless spews:

    Hey that guy posting in 17,19 and 20 is not me! It’s a
    wingnut shill!

    Typical…

  17. 23

    Don Joe spews:

    “1. This is how the enemies of this nation are receiving moral support from within this country borders.”

    And the NRCC’s response is to undermine the very foundations of Democracy?! As one blogger put it, things have gotten pretty bad for Republicans when the most effective tactic they have is to pretend to be Democrats.

    By the way, here’s more on those robocalls.

  18. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    For example, after breaking out of the Bunny Meadows Concentration Camp in Redmond last spring by gnawing through the rebar-reinforced concrete floor of my cell, I took a taxi back to Green Lake Park and gave the crippled driver a big wet sloppy kiss on the cheek! … was that YOU socialist?

  19. 25

    Truth2006 spews:

    “Liberals are smarter than wingnuts even when they’re stumbling drunk.”

    John Kerry got worse grades than George Bush and Bush was drunk mos t of the time!

  20. 27

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Please forgive me — I’m going to spend the rest of my life trying to make up for it.

  21. 28

    Commander Ogg spews:

    Don Joe @ 2

    Yeah, I heard about the robocalls. Sometimes my fellow progressives keep forgetting the one consistent factor in the last 7-8 years when it comes to the new Republican Party (after Goldwater died in ’98) and elections.

    They Cheat. All the time.

    And no, it has nothing to do with the obvious sh-t like election 2000. They started to cheat in the late 1990’s, with ex congress critter Tom Delay and “Casino” Jack Abramoff:

    Deep in the plea agreements of Jack Abramoff and his cronies is the admission that they conspired to use campaign contributions to bribe politicians; campaign finance is at the core of the corruption. They took great pains to cover their tracks, and they might have pulled it off except for a handful of honest people, and the work of some enterprising print reporters, Senate investigators, and the ethics team at the department of justice. Following the money in this story leads through a bizarre maze of cocktail parties, golf courses, private jets, four-star restaurants, sweatshops – and the aura of chandeliered rooms frequented by the high and mighty of Washington.”

    http://www.pbs.org/moyers/moye.....index.html

    Money was the key, a shake down scheme initiated by Delay, aided by Jack, and funneled thru Glover “Date Rape” Norquist and his phony anti-tax 501 group. Money to buy elections.

    Bastards could no sooner win an honest election then pigs could fly. And they are aided by a whore press that gives them a free pass. And yeah, Republicans really, truly would murder their own Mother or pimp their Sister if it would help them win an election. They have no shame.

  22. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    60

    Oh thanks for telling me rabbit I was just woundering thank you for your service

    I am just a broken down taxi driver on disibilty now with only an 8 grade edjucation as you can probibly tell from my spelling.

    Commentby The Socialist— 11/5/06@ 10:02 pm

    You’re welcome. I tip taxi drivers. I also vote a 100% Democratic ticket so their employers can’t steal the tips.

  23. 30

    For the Clueless spews:

    Hey WOS – how many times do I have to repeat? I don’t click on wingnut links, just MSM.

    Your reading comprehension always sucked and I know why.

    The mental disorder wingnuttia rots your brain!

  24. 31

    The Socialist spews:

    That is the one good thing about voting bye mail is that you never miss a vote. when ever there is a vote it just shows up in the mail . It is great

    I love voting bye mail because I have worked night for years so it was really hard for me to get to the poles

  25. 32

    Janet S spews:

    Socialist – the Dutch experiment is such a success that the islam radicals are able to live on the dole and plot how to kill those they disagree with. Great Britain has the same problem. Those bombers were all getting public assistance. And France? There are entire sections of the country that the French police cannot enter. But I am sure their welfare checks are delivered on time!

    What a great system! Import terrorists, and pay them to sit in a mosque all day and listen to rantings of murderous imams!

  26. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    80

    This country is full of people who are on the dole. I’ve never seen a Republican work. The whole fucking point of being a Republican is to live off other people’s work.

  27. 34

    The Socialist spews:

    Rabbit do you know what an Israeli cabot’s the little socialist communes they have over there. That is probably the best example of what communism should look like

    Or Countries like holland

  28. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I want to remind everyone that Reichert is spending your tax dollars to mail campaign literature to 8th District voters.

    A blackout on congressional mailings to constituents has been in effect since June because of the election. But this applies only to “mass mailings” defined as 500 or more pieces. So Reichert has been sending 499-piece mailings promoting his re-electiona to targeted micro-constituencies. 130 so far. That’s nearly 65,000 pieces of campaign literature mailed — at your expense!

    Read the disgusting details in this column by Seattle Times writer David Postman. http://tinyurl.com/ybgflg

  29. 36

    Will spews:

    Skagit-

    My old blog is shut down, and was snatched up by some Korean guy who shows video of lions and tigers. Goldy’s link is to my Myspace page.

  30. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    GOP Debacle Looms in Governor Races

    As we move into the final day of campaigning, public interest remains focused on Congress, where Democrats appear certain to capture the House and have a 50-50 shot at taking a 1-seat majority in the Senate.

    Getting much less notice is the fact that Republicans are almost certain to suffer heavy losses in tomorrow’s gubernatorial elections as well. And because most presidents come from statehouses, not Congress, this is significant for future presidential elections. In addition, Democratic control of a governorship makes it much harder for GOP legislatures to gerrymander congressional districts in the favor.

    Here’s how it’s looking for the GOP crowd:

    “WASHINGTON (Nov. 3) – Democrats are expected to make significant gains in governors’ races on Tuesday, including wins in several battleground states that could give the party an early edge in the 2008 White House race.

    “Republicans are defending 22 of the 36 governors’ offices up for grabs on Tuesday, including nine where the Republican incumbent is not on the ballot. Democrats must defend 14 governorships but only one without an incumbent.

    “The lopsided political map, and a harsh national climate for Republicans, have Democrats primed to pick up at least the four governorships needed for a national majority and possibly several more. Republicans hold 28 governors’ offices to 22 for Democrats.

    “‘It’s a Democratic year, and that is true for governors races as well,’ said Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia. ‘The Democrats had a great map to start with and they are taking advantage of it.’

    ” … Democrats are favorites in races for five open Republican offices in Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Colorado and Arkansas.
    Other … battlegrounds include Republican-held Minnesota, Maryland, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska and Rhode Island …

    “‘Statehouses are absolutely key to electing presidents,’ said Penny Lee, executive director of the Democratic Governors’ Association. ‘They let you bring in resources and organize a state in a way you can’t otherwise.’ …

    ” … Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota … ‘is the perfect example of a governor who is really being hurt by the political environment,” said Jennifer Duffy, an analyst with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Pawlenty’s lead in polls disappeared in the span of a few weeks even though ‘nothing had happened here. There was no major event in the race, it was just the political environment,’ she said. …

    “A win in Colorado would continue a Democratic surge in the West exemplified by several other popular Democratic governors favored for re-election in Republican-leaning states in the region — Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Wyoming and New Mexico.

    “‘There is a possibility for an unusual looking governors’ map heading into 2008, with a solidly Republican South and a band of blue governors out west from Canada to Mexico,’ Musser said.”

    Quoted under fair use; for full story &/or (c) info see http://tinyurl.com/ybtfea

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Didja catch that trollfucks? Democrats are gonna win a bunch of governorships in Republican states! Better have an extra cup of joe Tuesday morning, because you’re gonna have a bad fucking day.

  31. 38

    The Socialist spews:

    I image the Rabbit is one of those big wig mangers that are always feeling up the cute little hippy flower planter girls.

  32. 39

    Mike Webb SUUUUUCKS spews:

    Still, two public polls gave Republicans reason to be hopeful that they could stave off a Democratic takeover.

    Republicans were posting higher marks among likely voters on the question of which party should control the House, a shift one poll attributed to the GOP making gains among independent voters and party faithful becoming more engaged. The independent Pew Research Center found that Democrats now have a four-point edge over Republicans, narrower than the 11-point advantage two weeks ago.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200.....NlYwM3MDM-

  33. 40

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wow! This thread is already up to 60 posts! That’s more than the pathetic little competing blog gets in a month.

  34. 42

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Of course, it’s all an act, but the one wingnut listening to the show — he’s the BIAW-paid monitor with the tape recorder — is too stupid to realize that.

  35. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    46

    Let’s not overlook the fact that soldiers are surviving wounds that weren’t survivable in earlier wars. Let’s not forget that in addition to nearly 3,000 deaths, the Iraq war has produced 16,000 severely wounded. Some of these soldiers have suffered truly hideous, life-altering, permanently crippling injuries — loss of multiple limbs, terrible disfigurement, etc. Some will spend the rest of their lives having to be taken care of by others. It’s not just the deaths. The price of Bush’s Iraq folly also includes the terrible, terrible injuries that soldiers are coming home with.

  36. 49

    Daddy Love spews:

    103 MWS

    Pew? Who are they? Here’s your favorite news source after WND (but the news isn’t good–a 13-point generic lead):

    Fox news poll: “Nearly half of likely voters — 49 percent — favor the Democratic candidate in their House district and 36 percent the Republican, with 15 percent still undecided in a FOX News poll conducted the final weekend before the midterm elections. More Democrats (37 percent) than Republicans (26 percent) say they are extremely interested in tomorrow’s elections, and more Democrats (89 percent) than Republicans (81 percent) say they plan to vote for their party’s candidate in their district…Independents favor the Democratic candidate by 42 percent to 27 percent…”

    Oh, yeah, and the seven-point USAToday/Gallup lead is exactly the same as Gallup’s generic GOP lead at this point in the cycle in 1994.

    Have a happy tomorrow.

  37. 50

    John Barelli spews:

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 11/6/06@ 12:42 am

    Assuming that Rush can manage to stir himself from his oxycontin stupor, he’ll probably be making noises like that.

    Of course, a lot of those military votes may be coming from National Guard troops on their second (or third) trip to Iraq, so it may well be the Republicans that want to avoid counting military votes.

    New motto for the National Guard and Reserves: “One weekend a month my ASS!”

    And yes, I do find it interesting that Diebold wants out of the voting machine business.

    Oh, and Roger. I can see that there are some advantages to being a rabbit. ( http://tinyurl.com/yyulut ) Hope you’re not too crowded down in that hutch.

    Anyway, it’s late, and I need my beauty sleep. G’night, all.

  38. 51

    The Socialist spews:

    And Communism isn’t a bad thing it is mostly that it has been run bye totalitarian dictators. That tends to mess up most any system even Democracy

    Communism is suppose to be Democratic and constitutional and I can find the passage in marx were it says so.

    And you have to remember Marx wrote is stuff in 1847 When they were just getting the industrial revolution cranked up. But you can still see most of it to day with the out sorcing of jobs to countries were the capitalist and find slave labors. Actually it is really shocking that most of what marks wrote he could be talking about today

  39. 52

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    89

    “Democrats have been leaking national intelligence secrets.”

    Do you mean this?

    “Sorry, the page you requested was not found.
    The story or page you were trying to access may have expired.
    If you are having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo! News, try visiting the Yahoo! News home page or browse through the News site index. Also, you may find what you’re looking for if you try searching below.”

    Or are you referring to the Bush administration fuckups who posted Iraqi documents on the internet that tell terrorists how to assemble a nuclear bomb?

  40. 54

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Only 2 more days until the wingnut paranoics on Sucky Politics starting complaining that Darcy Burner stole the election by disenfranchising military voters. Enjoy the peaceful and quiet while you can.

  41. 55

    JCH [PA] spews:

    GBS, Again, your question has been answered in previous posts. FYI, I figure you are out of here in 48 hours, and I will take full credit for taking out the liberal Democrat traitor garbage. [BTW, COKER wins in TENN………Liberman goes independent, and Kerry’s big liberal “insult the troops” mouth kicks you off HA.ORG. “Game…….Set……..Match” Regards, JCH

  42. 56

    Don Joe spews:

    Reports are coming in about NRCC robocalls in various tight districts. There’s a good rundown on spending reports here.

    Since I’m in the 1st CD, I’m not privy to anything happening in the 8th CD. But, one does have to wonder. Perhaps this is something to cover on the show?

  43. 57

    Don Joe spews:

    I should add that the robocalls are nefarious. They start off saying that they have some information about the Democratic candidate. The call then stays silent for a few seconds to see if the recipient hangs up. If the recipient doesn’t hang up, then the call then goes on to give negative information aboout the Democratic candidate. If the recipient hangs up, then they are called back multiple times (5 in some districts, 7-8 in others). Josh Marshall has several posts on this.

  44. 61

    skagit spews:

    So they think the Dems are making the calls and there’s no one there. How dirty do people have to be to think up these tricks?

  45. 63

    skagit spews:

    Will, please don’t get offended . . . cause I like Molly’s site. But, again, it was an hour of Molly laughing, you talking a little bit, Carl talking a little bit more, and Goldy going on and on and on and on and on . . . pleeeeeeeese! I finally turned it off.

  46. 64

    JCH [Visiting Pennsylvania] spews:

    Dear ACORN, Illegals, New York City Jews who “double” vote Democrat in NYC and Palm Beach, and Democrat Blacks who get bussed to several polls in Milwaukee, Border Patrol with dogs, and the MinuteMen will be at EVERY poll to arrest and deport you on Tuesday!! Voter fraud is a capital offense!!!

  47. 65

    skagit spews:

    Socialist – the Dutch experiment is such a success that the islam radicals are able to live on the dole and plot how to kill those they disagree with. Great Britain has the same problem. Those bombers were all getting public assistance. And France? There are entire sections of the country that the French police cannot enter. But I am sure their welfare checks are delivered on time!

    What a great system! Import terrorists, and pay them to sit in a mosque all day and listen to rantings of murderous imams!

    Commentby Janet S— 11/5/06@ 10:28 pm

    I’ll bet you go to church too. You are one rich bitch. How many illegals did you underpay today?

  48. 66

    harry poon spews:

    Re 72: You can find out more about the Israeli Cabot’s in a book by Henry Kibbutz Lodgepole. It’s great. It’s called,”Planting a Lodgepole in the Israeli Cabots: They’re short on wood but not on Lumber”.

  49. 67

    Mike Webb SUUUUUCKS spews:

    Why is moonbattism against all that is good.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....=rss_world

    “With a potentially historic U.S. midterm election on Tuesday and the war in Iraq a major issue at the polls, many soldiers said the United States should not abandon its effort here. Such a move, enlisted soldiers and officers said, would set Iraq on a path to civil war, give new life to the insurgency and create the possibility of a failed state after nearly four years of fighting to implant democracy.

    “Take us out of that vacuum — and it’s on the edge now — and boom, it would become a free-for-all,” said Lt. Col. Mark Suich, who commands the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment just south of Baghdad. “It would be a raw contention for power. That would be the bloodiest piece of this war.”

    The soldiers declined to discuss the political jousting back home, but they expressed support for the Bush administration’s approach to the war, which they described as sticking with a tumultuous situation to give Iraq a chance to stand on its own.”

    Being moonbat is a mental disorder!

  50. 68

    Another TJ spews:

    Hey that guy posting in 17,19 and 20 is not me! It’s a
    wingnut shill!

    Probably klake.

  51. 69

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Too many giggly drunks on Goldy’s show tonight. Liberals need to project an image of thoughtful sobriety.

  52. 70

    skagit spews:

    I originally got your from blatherwatch . . . he’s still linking the old site. You might call him about that . . . :)

  53. 71

    skagit spews:

    Skagit-

    My old blog is shut down, and was snatched up by some Korean guy who shows video of lions and tigers. Goldy’s link is to my Myspace page.

    Commentby Will— 11/5/06@ 6:40 pm

    Well, there’s not a lion or tiger playing there right now! (laughing here)

  54. 73

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    74

    So Janet Shill’s new line is that all welfare recipients are terrorists?

    That makes every corporation in America a “terrorist” because they’re all on the public dole.

  55. 75

    k lake spews:

    Clueless 11/5/06@ 7:55 pm,

    I guess it bears repeating: Things are pretty bad for Republicans when their most effective tactic is to pretend that they’re Democrats.

    Commentby Don Joe— 11/5/06@ 7:58 pm

    Don I’m a Democrat so that makes you a Socialist Democrat.
    Now bin Laudin thanks you for your support.

  56. 76

    harry poon spews:

    re 74: Not to mention the free cheese and purple cadillacs while the hardworking French taxpayer —what do they get!!! —– except an opportunity to pay all these welfare Sheiks and Sheikeses while they dine on free brie and drive around in purple American Cadilllacs yelling , “Yo, Baby!!!” at each other all day and, and , and , AARRRGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! My head is exploding!!!!!!!

  57. 77

    Klake spews:

    I will change my mind. I’ve had enough of Bush. And after all, as a gay man, the GOP is not my friend so I’ll vote Dem now.

  58. 78

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    82

    Well, John, you know what they are going to do on Wednesday. They’re going to say Democrats stole the House by not counting military votes.

    BTW, according to a story in Fortune Magazine, Diebold is taking their name off the voting machines they manufacture and are fixing to get out of the voting machine business. It’s not profitable, and the controversies are dragging down their company’s brand name.

    That’s after they fired 5 of the 7 managers who had been running that business segment — they also fired their CEO, the one who infamously promised to “deliver Ohio” for Bush.

    Don’t you find it interesting that even Diebold doesn’t want to be associated with Diebold voting machines?

  59. 79

    Don Joe spews:

    ProudAss, leave it up to you to post a link to a news story that doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, if you really want to see the depths to which Republicans will stoop, see the information about robocalls that I posted above.

    As for Darcy’s resume, the only things needing correcting are the lies you’ve spread. Why can’t you, for once, actually try to win an election by being honest? Is it against your nature? Do you simply abhor the truth?

    Janet S, your naievete never ceases to amaze me. First, I can show you studies done by the National Bureau of Economic Research that show there is no correlation, either accross time or accross countries, between social unemployment protection and levels of unemployment. You might find your belief to be comforting in some perverse sort of way, but the data simply doesn’t support it. (In particular, I’d suggest you take a look at Oiver Blanchard’s work–provided you can even understand what he’s saying.)

    Secondly, the people most likely to become influenced by Islamist rhetoric aren’t even in the labor force. They’re students. You exhibit a similar failure to grasp the rational nature of employment statistics as does the welching redneck.

    Please, leave the policy discussions to people who actually know what they’re talking about, because all you have to offer is fantasy.

  60. 80

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    38

    “I’m a Democrat” Commentby k lake— 11/5/06@ 8:39 pm

    Pretending to be Democrats has gotten very popular among wingnuts but most of them have enough brains to cover their tracks.

  61. 81

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Over there at Diebold headquarters they’re probably thinking, “Our company is 120 years old and for the rest of eternity we’re going to be blamed for putting this idiot in the White House!”

  62. 82

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Goldy! It’s 9:20 already! Quit talking about queer evangelists and get on topic! You advertised a “discussion of electoral push” so let’s see the goods!

  63. 83

    k lake spews:

    WASHINGTON – Iraqi police detained eight suspected insurgents from a government building in Fallujah, Iraq, today, and coalition forces killed an al Qaeda assassination team in Fallujah on Oct. 31, military officials in Iraq reported.
    Iraqi police officers detained eight Iraqi local nationals, including three of the Fallujah mayor’s personal security officers, for suspected insurgent activity after receiving attacks from a government building today in downtown Fallujah.

    Following a rocket-propelled-grenade attack on the Joint Coordination Center in the heart of the city, Marines from Regimental Combat Team 5 were attacked with small-arms fire from a mosque. The Marines established positive identification of the target, returned fire and commenced to cordon off the area surrounding the mosque. Soon thereafter, Iraqi police officers arrived on the scene and entered the mosque.

    A grenade was subsequently hurled at the Marines from a government building near the mosque, so the Iraqi police, with the Marines in support, gained entry to the structure and uncovered multiple AK-47s, ammunition and magazines.

    The eight local nationals, seven of whom are employed in the government center, are not authorized by the Fallujah government to bear arms and were detained for further questioning.

    In another operation, coalition forces killed an al Qaeda assassination team in Fallujah on Oct. 31. Coalition snipers heard gunshots and quickly responded to the murder of an off-duty Fallujah policeman by gunmen in civilian clothes. The Marines from 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 5, immediately engaged the armed gunmen and killed two of them. The third gunman was killed as he attempted to flee in a vehicle.

    “We honor the service of the Fallujah policeman, Hamed Mohammed Jassim,” said coalition spokesman Marine Lt. Col. Bryan Salas. “He stood against the murder and intimidation campaign of the terrorists to help bring security and prosperity to his neighbors in Fallujah. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

    Assault rifles and other items were recovered from the gunmen.

  64. 84

    The Socialist spews:

    Janet you such a stupid whore your not even worth responding to

    I hope one of these days you have to live on wealfair and go threw all the crap you have to go threw to get some help so you and your kids are not sitting on the corner in pioner square pan hadling and sleeping in the womans mission. you filthy selfish blow hole.

  65. 85

    skagit spews:

    Also, I thought Will’s Pike Place site was shut down. When I bring it up, I get Wild Cat videos . . .

  66. 89

    Mike Webb SUUUUUCKS spews:

    Here is something to wake up the clueless ones in the morning:

    http://people-press.org/reports/tables/295.pdf

    A nationwide Pew Research Center survey finds voting intentions shifting in the direction of Republican congressional candidates in the final days of the 2006 midterm campaign. The new survey finds a growing percentage of likely voters saying they will vote for GOP candidates. However, the Democrats still hold a 48% to 40% lead among registered voters, and a modest lead of 47%-43% among likely voters.

    The narrowing of the Democratic lead raises questions about whether the party will win a large enough share of the popular vote to recapture control of the House of Representatives. The relationship between a party’s share of the popular vote and the number of seats it wins is less certain than it once was, in large part because of the increasing prevalence of safe seat redistricting. As a result, forecasting seat gains from national surveys has become more difficult. …

    Republican gains in the new poll reflect a number of late-breaking trends. First, Republicans have become more engaged and enthused in the election than they had been in September and October. While Democrats continue to express greater enthusiasm about voting than do Republicans, as many Republican voters (64%) as Democratic voters (62%) now say they are giving quite a lot of thought to the election. About a month ago, Democratic voters were considerably more likely than GOP voters to say they were giving a lot of thought to the election (by 59%-50%). As a result, Republicans now register a greater likelihood of voting than do Democrats, as is typical in mid-term elections.

    The race is tightening up!

    Man if you guys don’t win the House under these circumstances, what does that say for Moonbat-Speak and Moonbat-Thought?

    Can you say Buh-bye GBS?

  67. 91

    The Socialist spews:

    #

    Is there some reason you don’t want to tell me what public services your work in rabbit?

    I was just curious. The only thing I know about you is that your wife kisses drunk lama’s or something

    Commentby The Socialist— 11/5/06@ 5:58 pm
    #

    So if Sadum is guilty of war crimes because he killed 150,000 people . So does that mean Bush and Company are war criminals after killing 650,000 people in Iraq?

    Im just asking

    Commentby The Socialist— 11/5/06@ 6:04 pm
    #

    Know body thinks this Sadum verdict a couple days before the election has anything to do with politics do they ?

    Commentby The Socialist— 11/5/06@ 6:0

  68. 92

    Marcy, I mean Darcy spews:

    Roger – thanks for telling that Janet person off. You really helped me make my case! For a minute there, I thought you might actually try to defend my resume. I guess that won’t happen, since none of it is true anyway.

    Wow – only two more days until I can get on to my next project! Campaigning has taken way too much effort. Kind of like working at Msft. Too bad my project was cut there, and I had to play at law school for a year. This campaign gig was fun at first, but now I’m bored.

  69. 94

    JCH [Visiting Pennsylvania] spews:

    GBS………..Very soon!!! Thank you John “Swift Boat” Kerry!!!!

  70. 96

    Facts Support My Positions spews:

    Compared to the war in Vietnam, the chances U.S. military personnel will be killed in Iraq are significantly lower. With 56,838 deaths over a period of 2,608,650 “person-years of exposure,” the Vietnam “death rate” was 21.8 per 1,000, compared to 3.9 for Iraq. Vietnam was 5.6 times more deadly for deployed troops as Iraq. Reasons cited in the study for the difference are improvements in military medicine, faster evacuation to closer medical care, and more and better body armor. (It is also possible – but not reported in the study – that the nature of the combat in Vietnam was different – and perhaps more lethal. For example, U.S. combat training may now be better, or the enemy may have been more dangerous.)
    The number of deaths compared to the number wounded was also higher in Vietnam; 0.24 in Vietnam; 0.13 in Iraq, presumably for the same reasons the study articulated.
    The death rates for branch of service in Iraq also vary considerably:
    the risk of death is greatest in Iraq for Marines (both active and reserve) at 8.5 per 1,000;
    Army (active and reserve) personnel are experiencing 3.4 deaths per 1,000 deployed;
    Navy personnel are less exposed at a rate of 0.83;
    Air Force personnel are the least exposed at a rate of 0.4.
    The average death rate across all services is 3.9.
    Put another way, the chance of a deployed armed services member dying in Iraq is one out of every 255 per year.

  71. 97

    For the Clueless spews:

    Where is the new fuel source in Seattle or are they still studing what to do next on taxpayers money?
    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) — State and U.S. Air Force officials gathered here Nov. 2 to unveil Hawaii’s and the service’s first hydrogen generation and dispensing station.

    The event marked the completion of a major achievement in a multi-phased alternative fuel vehicle development program that was launched five years ago.

    “From the beginning, this has been a partnership between the state of Hawaii and the Air Force,” said William C. Anderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics.

    “We’ve been working together since 2001 to bring this project together and through that effort created the National Demonstration Center for Alternative Fuel,” Secretary Anderson said. “The 15th Airlift Wing, the (Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office) and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies have driven this project forward.”

    With higher standards for clean air and a need for less dependence on foreign oil, interest in alternate fuels has never been greater.

    Increasing energy costs for the Air Force has significantly impacted money that would be better spent on the war on terrorism or recapitalizing the aging fleet.

    Hydrogen is one of the key fuels considered for this initiative because it is renewable, abundant and efficient. Unlike other alternates, it produces no emissions.

    “It’s great to be here today for such an exciting gathering for such an important subject. Our state is located 2,500 miles from anywhere and we are the most oil-dependent state in America,” said Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle. “The opening of the United States Air Force’s first hydrogen station is a major milestone for Hawaii and for the nation.”

    The first phase of this project focused on the development of all-electric, battery-powered vehicles and fast charging infrastructure. Phase II initiated the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles.

    In February 2004, Hawaii’s first fuel cell vehicle, a 30-foot shuttle bus powered by batteries and a fuel cell, was introduced. The bus has been operational here for the past two years.

    This was followed by two additional fuel cell powered vehicles — a step van and an MB-4 aircraft tow tractor.

    The development and commissioning of the DOD’s first deployable on-site hydrogen generation system is a step toward the future for the Air Force, Hawaii, Hickam AFB and the hydrogen economy, according to Mike Mead, chief, Air Force Advanced Power Technology office.

    “Today’s Air Force is a deployable force, so we must have the technology developed to support the warfighter wherever they are deployed,” he said. “The on-site hydrogen generation or fuel system is one of those initiatives we are working on.”

    In an effort to end this country’s dependence on foreign oil, the Air Force is leading the way.

    “The hydrogen experiment is all part of developing domestic assured fuels so that the Air Force can do the job every day that you all pay us to do,” said Secretary Anderson. “And that job, of course, is to win the global war on terrorism.”

  72. 98

    Mike Webb SUUUUUCKS spews:

    This says it all:

    “I am Democrat – I have no clue about islamofascism. When shown the thoughts of islamofascists in writing, I bury my head in the sand. Nancy Pelosi is right – the islamofascists will stop. They are wrong. When I say I support cut and run, I don’t understand why we just can’t get along. When I say I support cut and run it doesn’t leave Israel in real danger. Why should I care about Israel? I am Democrat. That’s the job for neocon losers. I only care about getting into your pocketbook. I like taxes. All kinds of taxes. I want to be like many European socialist states. I really like France. Those muslim riots are great stories. I care less about what happens overseas. Yes, I am careless! I care less about religion. Hitler was right about religion. Karl Marx was right about religion. That’s why I am Democrat, I hate religion. I have the MSM in my pocket.”

    “Finally, my actions always are louder than my words.” Commentby Democrats Rule— 11/4/06@ 8:19 am

  73. 99

    Mike Webb SUUUUUCKS spews:

    Now we see how the troops think, it’s worth repeating the truth on HorsesAss!

    #

    To Roger Rabbit and his friends, there are only two worlds left: terrorist free or terrorist controlled. Apparently are for the latter. Why? Below is an article with real names, not one with anonymous entries from unnamed sources!

    “Terrorists love Democrats: “By Aaron Klein
    © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

    JERUSALEM – Everybody has an opinion about next Tuesday’s midterm congressional election in the U.S. – including senior terrorist leaders interviewed by WND who say they hope Americans sweep the Democrats into power because of the party’s position on withdrawing from Iraq, a move, as they see it, that ensures victory for the worldwide Islamic resistance.

    The terrorists told WorldNetDaily an electoral win for the Democrats would prove to them Americans are “tired.”

    They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed. Of course, donk and islamofascists think alike!

    They said a withdrawal would also embolden their own terror groups to enhance “resistance” against Israel.

    “Of course Americans should vote Democrat,” Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, told WND.

    “This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud,” said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.

    Jaara was the chief in Bethlehem of the Brigades, the declared “military wing” of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party.

    Together with the Islamic Jihad terror group, the Brigades has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing inside Israel the past two years, including an attack in Tel Aviv in April that killed American teenager Daniel Wultz and nine Israelis.

    Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said the Democrats’ talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel “proud.”

    “As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk,” he told WND. “Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal.”

    Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip, said the policy of withdrawal “proves the strategy of the resistance is the right strategy against the occupation.”

    “We warned the Americans that this will be their end in Iraq,” said Abu Abdullah, considered one of the most important operational members of Hamas’ Izzedine al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades, Hamas’ declared “resistance” department. “They did not succeed in stealing Iraq’s oil, at least not at a level that covers their huge expenses. They did not bring stability. Their agents in the [Iraqi] regime seem to have no chance to survive if the Americans withdraw.”

    Abu Ayman, an Islamic Jihad leader in Jenin, said he is “emboldened” by those in America who compare the war in Iraq to Vietnam.

    “[The mujahedeen fighters] brought the Americans to speak for the first time seriously and sincerely that Iraq is becoming a new Vietnam and that they should fix a schedule for their withdrawal from Iraq,” boasted Abu Ayman.

    The terror leaders spoke as the debate regarding the future of America’s war in Iraq has perhaps become the central theme of midterm elections, with most Democrats urging a timetable for withdrawal and Republicans mostly advocating staying the course in Iraq.

    President Bush has even said he would send more troops if Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Baghdad, said they are needed to stabilize the region

    The debate became especially poignant following remarks by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the 2004 presidential candidate who voted in support of the war in Iraq. Earlier this week he intimated American troops are uneducated, and it is the uneducated who “get stuck in Iraq.”

    Kerry, under intense pressure from fellow Democrats, now says his remarks were a “botched joke.”

    Terror leaders reject Nancy Pelosi’s comments on Iraqi insurgency

    Many Democratic politicians and some from the Republican Party have stated a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency there.

    In a recent interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, stated, “The jihadists (are) in Iraq. But that doesn’t mean we stay there. They’ll stay there as long as we’re there.”

    Pelosi would become House speaker if the Democrats win the majority of seats in next week’s elections.

    WND read Pelosi’s remarks to the terror leaders, who unanimously rejected her contention an American withdrawal would end the insurgency.

    Islamic Jihad’s Saadi, laughing, stated, “There is no chance that the resistance will stop.” – Moonbats how come the CNNs of the world could not find these Muslims? Or I think they didn’t want to show America the real enemy. They were scooped!

    He said an American withdrawal from Iraq would “prove the resistance is the most important tool and that this tool works. The victory of the Iraqi revolution will mark an important step in the history of the region and in the attitude regarding the United States.”

    Jihad Jaara said an American withdrawal would “mark the beginning of the collapse of this tyrant empire (America).”

    “Therefore, a victory in Iraq would be a greater defeat for America than in Vietnam.”

    Jaara said vacating Iraq would also “reinforce Palestinian resistance organizations, especially from the moral point of view. But we also learn from these (insurgency) movements militarily. We look and learn from them.”

    Hamas’ Abu Abdullah argued a withdrawal from Iraq would “convince those among the Palestinians who still have doubts in the efficiency of the resistance.” Did you say cut and run emboldens their resistance?

    “The victory of the resistance in Iraq would prove once more that when the will and the faith are applied victory is not only a slogan. We saw that in Lebanon (during Israel’s confrontation against Hezbollah there in July and August); we saw it in Gaza (after Israel withdrew from the territory last summer) and we will see it everywhere there is occupation,” Abdullah said.

    While the terror leaders each independently urged American citizens to vote for Democratic candidates, not all believed the Democrats would actually carry out a withdrawal from Iraq.

    Saadi stated, “Unfortunately I think those who are speaking about a withdrawal will not do so when they are in power and these promises will remain electoral slogans. It is not enough to withdraw from Iraq. They must withdraw from Afghanistan and from every Arab and Muslim land they occupy or have bases.”

    He called both Democrats and Republicans “agents of the Zionist lobby in the U.S.”

    Abu Abdullah commented once Democrats are in power “the question is whether such a courageous leadership can [withdraw]. I am afraid that even after the American people will elect those who promise to leave Iraq, the U.S. will not do so. I tell the American people vote for withdrawal. Abandon Israel if you want to save America. Now will this Happen? I do not believe it.”

    Still Jihad Jaara said the alternative is better than Bush’s party.

    “Bush is a sick person, an alcoholic person that has no control of what is going on around him. He calls to send more troops but will very soon get to the conviction that the violence and terror that his war machine is using in Iraq will never impose policies and political regimes in the Arab world.” – Now where did he hear that except from the fringe moonbats!

    Commentby Mike Webb Sucks— 11/4/06@ 8:02 am
    #

    More thoughts for you Roger Rabbit:

    Democrats: ‘No comment’
    on terrorists’ endorsement
    DNC, Clinton, Pelosi, Kennedy decline
    to discuss jihadists’ vote of confidence

    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: November 3, 2006
    5:00 p.m. Eastern

    By Bob Unruh
    © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

    National leaders in the Democratic Party, including Howard Dean’s Democratic National Committee, potential House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, possible presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and longtime party stalwart Ted Kennedy don’t want to talk with WorldNetDaily about an endorsement their party has received.

    The endorsement came via a WND article by Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein, who interviewed leaders of several prominent Mideast terrorist organizations, including Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Islamic Jihad.

    “Of course Americans should vote Democrat,” Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, and infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, told WND.

    “This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud,” said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.

    Jaara and others told WND that they believe if the Democrats come into power because of the party’s position on withdrawing from Iraq, that ensures victory for the worldwide Islamic resistance.

    Together with the Islamic Jihad terror group, the Brigades has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing inside Israel the past two years, including an attack in Tel Aviv in April that killed American teenager Daniel Wultz and nine Israelis.

    Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said the Democrats’ talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel “proud.”

    “As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk,” he told WND. “Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal.”

    But WND was unable to get a single comment from dozens of telephone calls made over two days and messages left with various leaders’ offices and press secretaries.

    “I’ll see what we can do,” was the best response WND obtained when asking for a comment on the endorsement, and that came from Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Hammill in Pelosi’s office. It came on the third call to that office.

    The Democratic National Committee was approached at least six times, and multiple messages were deposited on a voice mail system handled by the courteous Rosemary, who said, “We’re extremely busy,” but there was no response, even after one spokesman in Sen. Barack Obama’s officer referred WND to the DNC because such a question would be in “Chairman Dean’s” territory.

    The Democratic Leadership Council’s response to multiple phone calls was similar, a promise to call back later.

    At least three messages left with Sen. Clinton’s office went unreturned after a receptionist forwarded the calls to an answering machine, which informed WND that, “No one is available to take your call at this time.”

    Calls to Sen. Kennedy’s office actually reached a live person, who listened to the request and promised, “If we’re able to we’ll shoot you something. We can’t promise.”

    Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar’s office generated a merry-go-round of telephone numbers. A call to his Washington office generated a referral to a Denver office, which generated a referral to a press office, which generated a referral to a cell phone. When a spokesman answered that number, the caller was referred back to the press office, which had an answering machine attached to the line. Leave a message.

    A call to Sen. Harry Reid also allowed the caller to leave a message.

    On the Republican side, Sen. Tom Tancredo, of Colorado, said those Mideast leaders are right – in one way.

    He told WND that the assessment by terrorists who suggested U.S. voters choose the Democrats on Tuesday because they believe an expected removal of U.S. troops from the Mideast would hand their factions victory is hard to dispute.

    “I guess the conclusion to which anyone could come … maybe they recognize that both the general nature of the Democratic Party and the people who are at its head are folks that would rather cut and run than stand their ground on an issue of this nature,” he said.

    “They’re right. I also worry about a lot of things, the way the war has been prosecuted. But beyond Iraq, here’s what I believe. I believe that there are more Republicans than Democrats that understand we are in a clash of civilizations.

    “In fact the idea that Western civilization has advantages over other civilizations, that is not a concept that most Democrats would buy into and I think the radical Islamic groups recognize that,” he said.

    The president’s recent statements also have given those factions reason to hope for better results under a Democrat Party leadership than the existing decision-makers.

    “Our goal in Iraq is victory,” Bush said during a campaign stop this week. “Victory in Iraq will come when that young democracy can sustain itself, and govern itself, and defend itself, and be a strong ally in the war against terrorists.

    “The fighting in Iraq is tough, and I understand it’s tough, and you know it’s tough, and so does the enemy. They have no conscience. They kill innocent men, women and children. They film the atrocities, they broadcast them for the world to see. They offer no hopeful vision. The only thing they know is death and destruction.

    “But they hope these violent images will cause us to lose our nerve. They make a big mistake. They do not understand the true strength of the United States. We don’t run in the face of thugs and assassins, we’ll defend ourselves,” he said.

    Of course Goldie is a no show on this. This blows apart any further consideration who supports cut and run and who is supportive of cut and run!

    Commentby Mike Webb Sucks— 11/4/06@ 8:06 am
    #

    Next for your review Roger Rabbit. This is the real world. Something you and your furballettes do not live in:

    “ELECTION 2006
    Lawmaker: Terrorists
    right about Democrats
    GOP congressman reacts to militants’
    endorsement of ‘party of cut-and-run’

    ——————————————————————————–
    Posted: November 3, 2006
    12:41 p.m. Eastern

    © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.

    Leaders of Mideast terrorist organizations such as the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Islamic Jihad are right – in one way, according to Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.

    Terrorists interviewed by WorldNetDaily suggested Americans should vote for Democrats Tuesday, because the party’s plan to remove U.S. troops from the Mideast would hand their factions victory.

    Tancredo today told WND the assessment is hard to dispute.

    “I guess the conclusion to which anyone could come … maybe they recognize that both the general nature of the Democratic Party and the people who are at its head are folks that would rather cut and run than stand their ground on an issue of this nature,” he said.

    “They’re right. I also worry about a lot of things, the way the war has been prosecuted. But beyond Iraq, here’s what I believe. I believe that there are more Republicans than Democrats that understand we are in a clash of civilizations.

    “In fact the idea that Western civilization has advantages over other civilizations, that is not a concept that most Democrats would buy into, and I think the radical Islamic groups recognize that,” he said.

    Multiple messages left over the course of two days seeking comment from the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Leadership Council, the offices of Sens. Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton and others were not returned to WND.

    The Republican National Committee also did not return a message asking for comment.

    The president’s recent statements also have given the terrorists reason to hope for better results should the Democrat Party leadership be in power rather than the existing decision-makers.

    “The fighting in Iraq is tough, and I understand it’s tough, and you know it’s tough, and so does the enemy. They have no conscience. They kill innocent men, women and children. They film the atrocities, they broadcast them for the world to see. They offer no hopeful vision. The only thing they know is death and destruction,” Bush said during a recent campaign stop.

    “Our goal in Iraq is victory,” Bush said. “Victory in Iraq will come when that young democracy can sustain itself, and govern itself, and defend itself, and be a strong ally in the war against terrorists.

    “But they hope these violent images will cause us to lose our nerve. They make a big mistake. They do not understand the true strength of the United States. We don’t run in the face of thugs and assassins, we’ll defend ourselves,” he said.

    His comments were on the same subject being discussed by those terrorist leaders this week.

    “Of course Americans should vote Democrat,” Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, and infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, told WND.

    “This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud,” said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.

    Jaara and others told WND that they believe if the Democrats come into power because of the party’s position on withdrawing from Iraq, that ensures victory for the worldwide Islamic resistance.

    They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed.

    They said a withdrawal would also embolden their own terror groups to enhance “resistance” against Israel.

    Jaara was the chief in Bethlehem of the Brigades, the declared “military wing” of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party.

    Together with the Islamic Jihad terror group, the Brigades has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing inside Israel the past two years, including an attack in Tel Aviv in April that killed American teenager Daniel Wultz and nine Israelis.

    Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said the Democrats’ talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel “proud.”

    “As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk,” he told WND. “Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal.”

    Bush’s comments came on a campaign swing through southern states, where he was stumping for Republican candidates in a mid-term election that could leave either Republicans or Democrats in control of Congress, and terrorists a focal point of many debates.

    “We will defeat them,” he promised. “We’ll defeat them because our commanders on the ground have all the flexibility necessary to make sure that we constantly stay ahead of the enemy. We’ll defeat them because we got a fantastic United States military,” he said.

    “We will succeed in Iraq because the Iraqis want to live in a peaceful society. Twelve million – nearly 12 million defied car-bombers and assassins and terrorists and went to vote. … And I believe strongly that they’ll become a government of the people, and by the people, and for the people.

    “As a matter of fact, I believe the only way we cannot succeed is if we leave before the job is done,” he said.

    Bush said Democrats have talked a lot about different plans to deal with terrorism.

    “They’ve come up with a lot of creative ways to describe leaving Iraq before the job is done. Sometimes they say, ‘immediate redeployment.’ Sometimes they say they wouldn’t spend another dime on our troops. Sometimes they say the idea that we’re going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong. However they put it, the Democrat approach in Iraq comes down to this: the terrorists win and America loses,” he said.

    But in a statement on their website, the Democrats said, “We will protect Americans at home and lead the world by telling the truth to our troops, our citizens and our allies. We believe in a strong national defense that is both tough and smart, recognizing that homeland security begins with hometown security.”

    “Democrats have a plan that is comprehensive – from repairing our military, to winning the war on terror, to protecting our homeland security, to ensuring success in Iraq and freeing America of its dependence on foreign oil – and it will finally prepare America for the security needs of the 21st Century. And we honor the sacrifices our troops, their families and veterans by making sure we take care of them when they come home,” the statement continued.

    A new New York Times poll also indicated that Americans believe the U.S. will pursue a “quicker exit from Iraq” should the Democrats be in control. The survey said Americans believe the Democrats “have coalesced around a general position of finding a way to reduce or end American involvement in Iraq” but it also noted “there is substantial disagreement among Democratic Congressional leaders and candidates about exactly how to accomplish that.”

    “Nearly 75 percent of respondents, including 67 percent of Republicans and 92 percent of Democrats, said they expected that Americans (sic) troops would be taken out of Iraq more swiftly under a Democratic-led Congress.”

    The poll said 41 percent of respondents said they expected that troop levels would decrease if Democrats won control, while 40 percent said the party would seek to remove all troops. Forty-one percent said that they expected troop levels to remain the same if Republicans won, while 29 percent said they thought the United States would send more troops if the Republicans continued to control Congress.

    Vice President Dick Cheney has reinforced Bush’s plans:

    “Time and time again, we’re seeing examples of Democratic Party leaders apparently having lost their perspective concerning the nature of the enemy we face, and the need to wage this fight aggressively,” he said in a campaign stop this week. “No sharper example can be found than the Democratic Party chairman himself, Howard Dean, who said the capture of Saddam Hussein didn’t make America any safer.”

    Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip, told WND the policy of withdrawal “proves the strategy of the resistance is the right strategy against the occupation.”

    “We warned the Americans that this will be their end in Iraq,” said Abu Abdullah, considered one of the most important operational members of Hamas’ Izzedine al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades, Hamas’ declared “resistance” department. “They did not succeed in stealing Iraq’s oil, at least not at a level that covers their huge expenses. They did not bring stability. Their agents in the [Iraqi] regime seem to have no chance to survive if the Americans withdraw.”

    Abu Ayman, an Islamic Jihad leader in Jenin, said he is “emboldened” by those in America who compare the war in Iraq to Vietnam.

    “[The mujahedeen fighters] brought the Americans to speak for the first time seriously and sincerely that Iraq is becoming a new Vietnam and that they should fix a schedule for their withdrawal from Iraq,” boasted Abu Ayman.

    Many Democratic politicians and some from the Republican Party have stated a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency there.

    In a recent interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, stated, “The jihadists (are) in Iraq. But that doesn’t mean we stay there. They’ll stay there as long as we’re there.”

    Pelosi would become House speaker if the Democrats win the majority of seats in next week’s elections.

    WND read Pelosi’s remarks to the terror leaders, who unanimously rejected her contention an American withdrawal would end the insurgency.

    Islamic Jihad’s Saadi, laughing, stated, “There is no chance that the resistance will stop.”

    He said an American withdrawal from Iraq would “prove the resistance is the most important tool and that this tool works. The victory of the Iraqi revolution will mark an important step in the history of the region and in the attitude regarding the United States.”

    I guess John Murtha is right? Wrong!

    Commentby Mike Webb Sucks— 11/4/06@ 8:11 am

  74. 100

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    19

    No but standing on the side lines will kill a lot more victims over a longer period of time.

    You guys are doing a great job of policing the world. Not! You can’t even police our own streets. 20 years to catch a guy who killed a woman a week … nuff said.

  75. 101

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    About fucking time! This segment is already half over. I’m going to boycott half your advertisers. (The Republican half.)

  76. 102

    Janet S spews:

    The welfare states of Europe are attracting lazy middle easterners. They don’t have to work. Which is good, because the western European countries aren’t creating many new jobs in the last decade or so. The immigrants want a better life than they had. But, with no jobs and no opportunties, and a free ride, they are open to the rantings of others who don’t want to live in the Middle East. Funny how the imams call their minions to murder westerners, but don’t just move back to their paradise.

    Have you noticed that the same situation isn’t happening here? The Middle easterners who have moved here have been very successful. Maybe it is because they came here for the working opportunties, not to get on the dole.

  77. 103

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The GOP noise machine, which includes the Seattle Times editorial page, claims Darcy Burner doesn’t have public service experience.

    Sure she does.

    You can’t talk about issues without spending a lot of time learning the issues. That’s public service, whether you’re paid for it, or not. Every voter who educates himself/herself about issues and votes in the nation’s and community’s best interest is a public servant. We don’t have to pay them; they do it because it’s the right thing to do.

    Darcy Burner has invested more time and effort in studying public issues so she can represent the public interest than Dave Reichert has in the last two years. He doesn’t spend any time on issues. He just votes the way party leaders tell him to.

  78. 104

    Marcy, I mean Darcy spews:

    Gosh Roger, it is sad view from your trailer park. You are such an angry old goat. I mean rabbit.

  79. 105

    Don Joe spews:

    Clueless 11/5/06@ 7:55 pm,

    I guess it bears repeating: Things are pretty bad for Republicans when their most effective tactic is to pretend that they’re Democrats.

  80. 106

    JCH [PA] spews:

    Illegal Democrat voting Mooooooooooooooooooooooslims who are not citizens will be deported back to Mooooooooooooooooooooooslimland!!!!

    Daddy Love, 25% of Democrat votes in NM [Baja Norte, MX] are ILLEGAL!!!!!! Hey Illegals!!!! Border Partrol and the MinuteMen are ready!!! We will deport you and your “anchor babies”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. 107

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Reichert couldn’t catch the nation’s worst serial killer for 20 years. Then he ran a corrupt and mismanaged sheriff’s department. Next, as a congressman, instead of representing his district he voted the way party leaders told him to.

    Reichert’s 30 years of public service are a good reason to fire him, not a good reason to re-elect him!

    How hard is it to figure that out? Apparently too hard for the Seattle Times’ editorial page editors.

  82. 108

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Molly — If the GOP steals this election, I’m not moving to Canada … I’m not going anywhere! I’ll stay right here and fight for the liberation of my country from the fascist pigs.

  83. 110

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    13

    yes this is roast a Rabbit night on HA lol Commentby The Socialist— 11/5/06@ 6:32 pm

    Your attention is the best form of flattery.

“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO

Again, a crappy day for Birds fans (Seahawks and Eagles) so I’m just going to take out my anger and frustration by trash-talking some politicians tonight on “The David Goldstein Show” on Newsradio 710-KIRO, from 7PM to 10PM.

7PM: Do multimillionaires need yet another tax break? Multimillionaire Seattle developer Martin Selig has sunk nearly a million dollars into estate tax repeal Initiative 920, and multimillionaire Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen has contributed the blood, sweat and rhetorical tears of his entire editorial board. But in a state with the most regressive tax structure in the nation (by far) can one possibly justify making estate tax repeal a top priority? No on 920 spokesman Sandeep Kaushik will join me to field your questions, and hammer a few more nails into the initiative’s coffin. Kaushik, a former newspaperman himself, will also join me in ranting on the way this self-serving initiative has distorted the editorial process at many of our state’s leading newspapers.

8PM: What can we expect from a Democratic Senate? Um… a Democratic state Senate, that is. Washington Dems currently hold a nominal 2-seat majority in the state Senate, with two conservative Dems often voting with the Republicans on key issues. But Dems are poised to pick up as many as five seats in close races throughout the state. Two of the party’s most promising new candidates, Eric Oemig (45th LD) and Yvonne Ward (31st LD) join me to talk about their races, and what we might expect from a real Democratic majority.

9PM: Obama-rama hit town this week. Did Seattle just meet the next President of the United States? Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was greeted by standing-room-only crowds in the wake of his kinda-sorta announcement that he might in fact be considering a run for the White House. Obama was in town hawking his book and campaigning for Darcy Burner and Maria Cantwell, and local blogger Andrew Villeneuve will give us a firsthand account of the big rally. Can Obama win? Is America ready to elect its first black president? Do you just not get the whole Obama thing? Give me a call and share your thoughts.

Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).

Comments

  1. 111

    headless lucy spews:

    re 53: Here’s an article that explains it to you: And to anyone else who thinks your mockery is in any way factual,they’ll see this quote and this link every time you refer to zero-sum games and oil. You disgust me you sneering buffoon! —“Here’s the bottom line: Any finite resource is a ZSG. Even an infinite resource has only 100% of marketshare, to be divided amongst competitors. That percentage is also a ZSG.

    Let’s see how some of these zero sum issues apply to different areas:
    >
    Markets: are probably the best example of a ZSG. In 2000, the Wishire 5000 was worth $1.2 trillion more than it is today. Some people bought, some people sold. Mark-to-market, there is a loss to the collective buyers from the collective sellers. Its even more specific with individual companies.
    I short the SPX to you — each tick is zero sum — there’s a winner and a loser.
    Stocks that always go up and never go down are exempt from this; Please let me know as soon as you find any.”
    >
    http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.....ame_z.html

  2. 112

    Anonymous spews:

    It started out as a gag here on the editorial page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and soon became a superstition: Every time the stock market took a little dip, we’d reprint one of Paul Krugman’s dour columns from the New York Jaundiced Times about the imminent doom of the American economy. Almost immediately the market would bounce back and then some. It worked every time. But we may have overdone it of late. By now the Dow Jones has started to cross into 12,000 territory. A few more Krugman columns explaining how the economy has cooled off and the thing could overheat. We reprinted one of his columns [recently] and, sure enough, by the end of the day, the Dow ended the day over 12,000 for the first time. AN HISTORIC HIGH! and all that jazz. Well, sure. The Krugman touch never fails. The more Professor Eeyore says the economy is going to hell, the more heavenly it gets. Can it be just a coincidence? The
    Dow seems to surge whenever it sees ‘Paul Krugman’ in a by-line. It must be a kind of Pavlovian reaction by now.” —Paul Greenberg

  3. 113

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I wonder who’s gonna get Selig’s loot. Does he have kids? I hope they’re more socially responsible than he is!!! He’ll probably give it to a rightwing think tank or propaganda mill, like Richie Scaife did with Andrew Mellon’s money!!! (blarrrghhh) (puke)

  4. 114

    The Socialist spews:

    Im kind of a radio nut I don’t even have cable becoase I listen to the radio so much it is really a wast o money to have cable.

  5. 115

    Daddy Love spews:

    46 klake

    You don’t throw up from taking too much acid. How come MWS doesn’t call the South Park guys STUUUUPPPIIIDDD?

  6. 116

    klake spews:

    Let’s see them blame THAT on Clinton!

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 10/29/06@ 9:47 pm

    ROGER YOU HAVE TO QUITE BLAMMIMG BILL FOR ALL YOUR MISTAKES. Lighten up man you are becoming a drag.

  7. 120

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    14,000 weapons missing in Iraq. Good work, pukians! Another fiasco by Rumsfeld’s Pentagon.

  8. 123

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Loosy 13 – Priceless… probably your best work ever. It’s in the archive.

    Thanks…

    LMAO….

  9. 124

    headless lucy spews:

    Somebody once said to me: ” If you don’t shut up , I’m going to rip off your head and shit down your neck. ”

    I wish now that I’d shut up.

  10. 125

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Newspapers across the state are endorsing Alaska’s Senatorial Candidate Mike McGavick. But VOTERS are voting for hero Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell who by the way flakey klakey has a double digit lead over your pal the lobbyist.

  11. 126

    klake spews:

    If I-933 passes, what would you like to see Mark the Redneck live next door to?

    [ ] 1. wrecking yard
    [ ] 2. toxic chemical dump
    [ ] 3. dynamite factory
    [ ] 4. all of the above

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 10/29/06@ 9:55 pm

    You will find all of the above if you live in Seattle and a few nuts to go with them.

  12. 127

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    14 SITTING FEDERAL GOP POLITICIANS ARE under arrest, indictment, probation, conviction or investigation. Only ONE Dem is in that situation. And just think how many rethugs we’d have in jail if there were any REAL oversight!!!

  13. 129

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Hey Goldy – How ’bout a segment on the clout FUWA will have with the 99th most influential senator and the 5 time winner of the no rocket scientist award.

  14. 130

    reggie spews:

    obama is a nice story. He may well be president but not in 2008. If the democrats are stupid enough to send him up for the presidential election before he’s ready, it could ruin him politically forever.

    In case you haven’t read a history book lately, there have only been two presidents elected in the last 70 years that were not either a former Vice President or a Governor of a state. And none since Kennedy was shot. Obama is not going to break that trend. you want to know who your next president is? Look for a southern democratic governor that can play it down the middle.

  15. 132

    klake spews:

    If so, vote for Initiative 933! When your neighbors can do any fucking thing they want, you may find yourself living next door to a wrecking yard, toxic disposal landfill, or dynamite factory because government can’t afford to pay your neighbors to just live in their fucking house and not blow up the neighborhood!

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 10/29/06@ 9:54 pm

    Roger if you live in Green Lake you have that problem. Hell you might have a few home grown Terrorist living there today.

  16. 133

    klake spews:

    14,000 weapons missing in Iraq. Good work, pukians! Another fiasco by Rumsfeld’s Pentagon.

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 10/29/06@ 9:47 pm
    We would have got all of them if you where there Roger. Bummer Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 134

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Just think, we’re only a matter of weeks away from being able to bring these right wing traitors to justice. I can’t wait!

  18. 135

    klake spews:

    If life wasn’t rosy in Seattle fish wrappers today DEMOCRATIC win will make the state greener, WOW. Now these Clowns are counting their eggs before they hatch. Jim McDermott the man that sleep while Queen Gregoire was appointed Governor of Seattle. Woops Washington. Now that is the person you want representing you in Washington DC. You know the chap that flew to Bagdad Iraq to save Saddam Hussein from himself. Now he was the only Liberal that voted against the War and the others were not the sharpest knives in the drawer. Oh!!!! Did I say that, only one person that could see all the lies the Socialist Democrats claimed Bush said. WOW !!!!!!!!!!! What fools do we have in Washington take your pick there is two Washington and one lives in the twilight Zone. Now is he really going to create a national health care system when the folks here who are all Socialist Democrats can’t pass it in this state? Maybe but unlikely. Alternative energy, you got to be kidding they have not figure out how to tax it yet, many years off. Now you folks tell me how you think little Jimmy will make a hit in Washington and that’s DC.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....if29m.html
    Democratic win would strengthen state’s clout
    By Alicia Mundy
    Seattle Times Washington bureau

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington’s most liberal congressman, is called courageous by his fans and an embarrassment bordering on irrelevant by his detractors.
    Next month, both camps may be calling him Mr. Chairman.
    If Democrats win control of the House, McDermott could become an important politician.
    He’d get a subcommittee chairmanship on the House Ways and Means Committee, a platform he says he’d use to push for universal health-care coverage and alternative energy.
    Speculation about McDermott’s potential elevation — and that of other Democrats, such as Rep. Norm Dicks of Bremerton — is part of the grand guessing game in full swing on Capitol Hill.

  19. 136

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit has posted only 20% of the comments on this thread — not 30% like Goldy says.

  20. 137

    Anonymous spews:

    4 MTR

    The Smartest Woman In The World is’t gonna be president because she’s such a divisive evil bitch.

    Umm, all he said was that she is polarizing. The divisive evil one is Bush. But be that as it may, if one’s faults were what disqualified one for high office, (a) Bush would not be president and (b) McCain wouldn’t have a chance. Go Hill! Drive MTR crazy!

  21. 138

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I think it’s funny that the pushers of the Martin Selig Tax Relief Initiative bought ads on Goldy’s show to peddle their lies!

    BTW Selig is a FREELOADER!!! At times he’s owed Seattle City Light over $1 million in unpaid utility bills, and used to be a chronic property-tax late payer until they started charging scofflaws like him 12% interest. But he’s got $1 million to buy misleading TV and radio ads for his personal initiative! Go figure. That guy’s priorities are fucked up.

  22. 139

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    50

    You’re assuming the South will continue calling the shots, but I think the South shot its wad on GWB. 2004 demonstrated the Democrats can win without a single southern state. If Ohio hadn’t been stolen, they would have pulled it off.

  23. 141

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Or is that also like checkers?

    …the oil industry is a zero sum game ( like checkers )
    Commentby headless lucy— 4/9/06@ 2:56 pm

  24. 142

    klake spews:

    Ohhhhh! Hi!!!! anybody home?????????????? Knock knock!!!!
    Where is everybody????????????????? Taking a nap??????????????? Sweet Dreams FoolSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS1

  25. 148

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Where are the 14,000 weapons? Did the terrorists get them? Is Rumsfeld making America safer?

  26. 149

    headless lucy spews:

    Checkers and the oil industry are both zero sum games. The oil industry claims it is not a zero sum game — but it is. If a minister compares the legal problems of Tom DeLay to the persecution of Christ , that is an asinine comparison.

    A zero sum game is where there are a set number of pieces — no more, no less — like , um, checkers, or chess, or bituminous coal, or oil. I’ll let you read up on game theory yourself to figure out the significance of the oil industry insisting that oil production is NOT a zero sum game(Put on your thinking cap here, i.e., in limited supply –like the game pieces in a checkers game)when it clearly and obviously is.

    That’s how I know you are a third tier Republican — you are stupid.

  27. 152

    The Socialist spews:

    eyed glassblower?

    are you going to some party.

    I never go out for hallowen . I uselly jsut light a candle and listen to art bells gost storys on halloween on kvi .

    If you have never herd art bell you should give him a listen he is on now his show just started on kvi 570 am

    He does mostly gohst’s ufo crop circles that kind of stuff.

    But his halloween show is really speceal he has his callers call in with real gohst storys. And they are really good mostly

  28. 153

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    13

    If a minister compares the legal problems of Tom DeLay to the persecution of Christ , that is an asinine comparison.

    Commentby headless lucy— 10/29/06@ 7:28 pm

    The difference is Tom DeLay’s got it coming.

  29. 157

    klake spews:

    Roger are moon lighting at Newsweek now?
    Inhofe Blisters Global Warming Alarmists

    Newsweek Magazine has finally admitted that it got it wrong on climate change 31 years ago.

    In an Oct. 23 article that appeared on the news weekly’s Web site, senior editor Jerry Adler wrote that an April 1975 piece on global cooling had been “spectacularly wrong.”

    In that article, the magazine told readers that the Earth was heading into a new Ice Age.

    It reported that there were “ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically.” And it warned of a “drastic decline in food production” that would cause shortages affecting “just about every nation on Earth.”

    Scientists, Newsweek said, were calling on governments to take immediate action to head off the coming catastrophe. The magazine even offered a possible solution — pour soot over the Arctic ice cap to help it melt.

  30. 158

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    43

    “Roger if you live in Green Lake you have that problem. Hell you might have a few home grown Terrorist living there today.”

    Commentby klake— 10/29/06@ 9:57 pm

    The only problems in Green Lake are (a) dogs (b) Sharkansky. Get rid of those and you’ve got a decent neighborhood. I like Stefan’s garden though.

  31. 159

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    44

    You will find all of the above if you live in Seattle and a few nuts to go with them.

    Commentby klake— 10/29/06@ 9:59 pm

    Bellevue already has plenty of nuts, and if I-933 passes, it’ll have wrecking yards, toxic landfills, and dynamite factories too.

  32. 160

    Another TJ spews:

    I’m looking forward to hearing Andrew. I’ve been reading his stuff for a while, but I don’t think I’ve actually heard his voice yet.

    Have a good show.

  33. 161

    headless lucy spews:

    klake’s wife is gone for the weeekend so he bought a carton of Marlboros and 2 casses of Moosehead and hunkered down to the keyboard to spend his time commenting to the people he REALLY prefers: the Liberals on HA!!!!

  34. 163

    Anonymous spews:

    30 klake

    Despite its cropping up as one of the most reliably quoted bits of deceitful GOP propaganda since Communist putting fluoride in our drinking water, the “new Ice Age” theory of the 1970s was
    (1) Proposed and believed by only a minority within the scientific community
    (2) Consistent with the observed cooling trend from the 1940s through the 1970s
    (3) Reflective of the contemporary undeveloped understanding of global climate
    (4) Examined and basically debunked by the rest of the community (so to say “scientists believed in global cooling” if you mean that “all or most scientists adhered to the New Ice age theory” is either ignorant and deceptive or both)
    (5) Replaced by a robust climate research program out of which has emerged the current overwhelming, essentially-unanimous consensus of the scientific community on global anthropocentric climate change (referred to by klake, the lazy press, and the ignorant as “global warming”).

  35. 164

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    That John guy who called Goldy’s show sure is an angry dude. He sounds like one of those cheap labor conservatives who think bosses are the only people who “work.” The whole fucking point of being a boss is to make other people work.

  36. 165

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Hey loocy – how ’bout an update on your efforts to fix the “negro problem”?

    “Black people can be stressful to be around 24/7. Believe me , I know.” Commentby headless lucy— 9/16/05@ 10:12 pm

    Thanks Cynical though for your help with the Negro problem.
    Commentby headless lucy— 9/17/05@ 7:47 am

  37. 166

    headless lucy spews:

    re 6: Why don’t you take your lily-white lips and plant them firmly on Bob Corkers pasty behind — which is what you really want to do.

  38. 167

    klake spews:

    Goldy did you check your clocks on your server? Accourding to the big clock in the sky you are an hour off.

  39. 171

    klake spews:

    You folks are sleeping at the keyboard tonight?
    Newspapers Across Washington State Endorse Mike

    From Seattle to Spokane and from Centralia to Lynden, newspapers have endorsed Mike McGavick for U.S. Senate. Mike’s message of real change for Washington is cutting across ideological, partisan and geographic boundaries. Mike has tied the incumbent for the number of major Washington state newspaper endorsements — a huge victory and a sign that Washingtonians agree that we need to do better.

    These newspapers know that you can’t expect change in Washington, D.C., by sending the same people back — and they agree that a vote for Mike is a vote for common sense and independent-minded Northwest values!

  40. 173

    headless lucy spews:

    re 62: No. I’m wearing an eyepatch and a fright wig and I’m going to be, Gihouly — or whatever the hell that one eyed glassblower is.

  41. 175

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    DO YOU WANT TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO A DYNAMITE FACTORY?

    If so, vote for Initiative 933! When your neighbors can do any fucking thing they want, you may find yourself living next door to a wrecking yard, toxic disposal landfill, or dynamite factory because government can’t afford to pay your neighbors to just live in their fucking house and not blow up the neighborhood!

  42. 177

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    ROGER RABBIT POLL

    If I-933 passes, what would you like to see Mark the Redneck live next door to?

    [ ] 1. wrecking yard
    [ ] 2. toxic chemical dump
    [ ] 3. dynamite factory
    [ ] 4. all of the above

  43. 178

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Redneck could you please post your address? I want to buy some investment property in your neighborhood.

  44. 179

    klake spews:

    klake’s wife is gone for the weeekend so he bought a carton of Marlboros and 2 casses of Moosehead and hunkered down to the keyboard to spend his time commenting to the people he REALLY prefers: the Liberals on HA!!!!

    Commentby headless lucy— 10/29/06@ 7:03 pm

    Hey sweety how did you guest and its been fun. And we all love you too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO

Both the Seahawks and the Eagles lost (a 61-yard field goal, dammit… what’s the chance of that?) so sit back and drown your sorrows in the intoxicating conversation on tonight’s “The David Goldstein Show” on Newsradio 710-KIRO, from 7PM to 10PM.

7PM: Are we on the brink of an historic military defeat in Iraq? I’ll be joined by Philip Gold, a former Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the conservative Seattle-based think tank the Discovery Institute. In the spring of 2002, Gold became one of the nation’s first prominent conservatives to oppose the upcoming Iraq war and the Bush/neocon agenda, and has since seen his dire predictions come true. In July of 2001 Gold predicted that Jihadist terrorist attacks were imminent. After 9/11 he warned that an Iraq invasion would lead to disaster. Tune in and find out why this lifelong Republican is voting a straight Democratic ticket in November’s election.

8PM: Q&A with Darcy and Peter. Two of the hottest congressional races in the nation are being waged right here in Washington state, and control of the House could lie in the balance. At 8PM, 8th Congressional District Democratic challenger Darcy Burner joins me for a campaign update, and to take your questions. At 8:30 we’ll be calling out East to the 5th Congressional District, where Democratic challenger Peter Goldmark is giving Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris fits. This is your chance to ask your future representatives about their legislative priorities in the new, Democratic controlled House.

9PM: Do you believe what you read in the papers? Former Seattle Weekly columnist Geov Parrish joins me for a tell-all about his old employer, and a blunt discussion about the state of the region’s print media. How much will we miss the Seattle P-I should Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen succeed in pushing it into its grave, and how damaged is the Times credibility from its relentless, self-serving shilling for estate tax repeal? Do you even bother to read the Times endorsements anymore, now that the only issue candidates are judged on is the estate tax?

Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).

UPDATE:
Darcy and Peter need your help! Click here to learn how and why, or simply give a few bucks directly through my Act Blue page.

Comments

  1. 181

    The Socialist spews:

    I just got back from mailing my ballot…. I voted for that sexy hottie Maria Cantwell.!!!!!

    WOO HOO :-)

  2. 182

    Another TJ spews:

    Hey dumbass, Goldmark, even if he did win doesn’t represent this side of the mountains. If you think any one over there even knows you are on the radio or would find you on the internet, then you are more delusional than outwardly is so obvious.

    Over here on the east side of the mountains, we call your kind rock stupid.

  3. 183

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Seattle Weekly is dead. I’ll never read it again. I won’t even wrap fish in it.

  4. 184

    The Socialist spews:

    and as for the next super hero duh he is sitting at kiro right now flapping his jaw. Goldy.

    Ron and Don = Dumb and Dumber..

  5. 185

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    39

    Next thing you know these liars will claim a Republican congress appropriated the money for Grand Coulee Dam. They’re already claiming MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. was a Republican. Hell, even KING TUT was a Republican! Don’t be surprising if these fucking liars even say ROGER RABBIT is a Republican!

    Sheesh. Have they no shame? (Don’t answer that.)

  6. 186

    TheTruth2006 spews:

    Potty word count – source GOOGLE

    F-BOMB
    SP 14
    HA 37,200

    S-word (feces)
    SP 98
    HA 3,040

    a-word (anus)
    SP 28
    HA 1,410

    b-word (femdog)
    SP 118
    HA 1,250

  7. 188

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    In two weeks, GBS, you may not post without DR JCH Kennedy, ESQ’s permission! Book it!!

  8. 191

    Observer spews:

    If you think a farmer is going to use his computer to listen to the radio instead of his radio to listen to the readio, when more likely he would retire early to get up early, then you all are as delusional as you appear.

  9. 192

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    She was 10 years old, a fourth-grader in the Northshore School District, when John Carl Leede began fondling her, according to court records. He was a teacher, but not hers. He would spy her in the school library, approach, turn her away from him and begin grabbing, rubbing her breasts. She’d try to break away, but he would yank her back and put her in a kind of headlock.

    Disturbing case about long term sexual molestation of little girls at a Seattle public school, and the Democrat NEA pervert who was on the payroll that administration would do nothing about. Funny how NEA union Dems kept this quiet. No double standard here, eh, REP FOLEY????

  10. 194

    headless lucy spews:

    re 76: Do you really think you know who I am? I called Puddy and Pac-Man on their use of the race card to push their agenda. You can butt out, MWS, ‘cuz it’s a family affair. I’ve been listening and laughing at you guys about that for quite some time now!

  11. 195

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    The terrorists have defeated us. Bush’s close ties to the bin Laden family are no doubt part of the reason he sold us out to the Taliban. We’ve been disgraced by a bunch of towell-heads and just like 9.11, it was on Bush’s watch. What a fucking train wreck.

  12. 196

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Mayor Martin O’Malley may be the target but Baltimore also takes a beating in a television ad launched yesterday by the Republican Governors Association, a 30-second tableau of urban decay that declares Maryland’s largest municipality “the most dangerous city in America.” -SNIP- The schools are in shambles, a female voice says, and the homicide rate is six times higher than New York City’s. [………………………………………….Baltimore: 100% Democrat, 100% black. 100% crime, gangs, and drugs. The Harare, Zimbabwe of the East Coast? The Hillary Village of the Democrat Party?]

  13. 198

    TheTruth2006 spews:

    @34,

    Do you mean the Grand Coulee damn that was built by FDR and the democrats.

    FDR didn’t build it at all. He merely showed up for the ribbon cutting ceremony. That damn sure wasn’t built wby Seattle liberals.

    Or do you mean the other damns that are on the Snake and Columbia rivers, you know the ones built by Maggie and us Seattle Democrats (and paid for by the Seattle liberals).

    Again, I didn’t see a single Seattle Democrat digging a ditch or pouring concrete. Amazing arrogance on your part. You come ove to the east side of the state to rape natural resources for your own urban centers and then demand that the rape victims be grateful to you.

    Over 18% of the gas taxes paid in King County are spent outside of King County. Can you name one eastern Washington county that pays more gas taxes than it spends? Just one? Oh I seriously doubt that. And can you name one Seattel neighborhood that generates enough electricity to power their homes?

    You farmers need the roads we pay for to ship your crops to market. You need our ports to ship your crops around the world. WE need your crops to keep our ports open and in business. We need each other. And to sooner that people like you grow up and learn that to better off we will be.

    No, the sooner you Seattle Liberals learn to stop thinking you are the great white benefactors of Eastern Washington and the poor ignorant rube had better be obedient in return, the better off we will be.

  14. 199

    klake spews:

    http://www.students.org.au/political/correctness/
    Folks, now what do you base your Religion on today, like the Church of Liberalism with the High Priest preaching political correctness.
    “Political Correctness” is the name given to a set of political policies that have been promoted in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, the United States and Canada since the 1960s. These policies are constantly changing, and what is “politically correct” in 1970 may no longer be “politically correct” in 2000. People become aware of “Political Correctness” when they or someone else fall victim to it. Some examples of people who have fallen victim to “Political Correctness” are as follows:
    • Farmers who have had their land, which has been in their family for generations, confiscated and given to the indigenous people.
    • Relatives of murder victims where the murderer has been released on parole and the victim’s relatives have met the murderer in the local shopping centre.
    • Parents whose children have become homosexuals.
    • Husbands whose wives have left them for no good reason and been given half of the husband’s property by the Family Court.
    • Sporting shooters who have been prevented from shooting ducks by illegal protests, and whose guns are then confiscated on the basis that they can’t go shooting so they don’t need them.
    • Children at government schools who are declared mentally ill by the school counselor because they express political views that they got from their parents and that the Prime Minister said he supported.
    • Children who are not allowed to buy fireworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, which children have always regarded as their second-favorite day after Christmas Day.
    • Employees who have been sacked because of competition from cheap foreign imports.
    The above examples show that “Political Correctness” is no laughing matter and is something that can affect ordinary Australians. In the 1960s, before “politically correct” policies were introduced, Australia had no significant social problems, and for that reason was known as “the lucky country”. Now, after 25 years of Labor Governments, Australia has problems like youth suicide, unemployment, a high crime rate, serial killing and pedophilia. All these things are the direct result of “Political Correctness”.

  15. 200

    headless lucy spews:

    re 5: This makes no sense and is poorly written:

    “…then you are more delusional than outwardly is so obvious.”

    But that’s what you wrote. Noam Chomsky, the brilliant linguist, teaches us that clear thinking and clear language are synonymous. You display neither. So go back to doing what you do best — merely observing.

  16. 201

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    RightEqualsStupid, Kill an American, lose a Mooooooooooslim city!! My best guess is after 3 or 4 Moooooooslim cities are gone, the Mooooooooooslims will quit fucking with the USA.

  17. 206

    TheTruth2006 spews:

    “Seattle liberals pay for the eastside farmers’ roads and schools. We subsidize the cheap electricity that runs their irrigation pumps. We pay for the dams that impound their irrigation water. We’re even going to build them a new $1.8 billion irriation reservoir in the Yakima Valley. We pay taxes for their crop support payments. Did I forget anything? And then the bastards turn around and vote Republican, complaining the whole time about “socialism.”” – retarded rabbit

    Seattle liberals do none of those things. Seattle liberals produce nothing. By contrast, eastside farmers feed Seattle liberals in their urban cores. Eastern Washington provides the electricity from the Grand Coulee that powers Seattle, they grow the wheat, corn, asparagus, carrot, pear, cherry and apple crops that feed self righteous Seattle Liberals. When there is real work to be done, you won’t find a latte sipping Seattle weeny doing it.

  18. 207

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Question: Dave, Why do 95% of blacks, felons, “guvment” employees and welfare parasites vote Democrat?

  19. 209

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    re 37: All you really mean by the phrase,”political correctness”, is that you are no longer allowed to use the “n” word without being chastised for it. You never cease trying to put lipstick on a pig, do you, klake? Commentby headless lucy— 10/22/06@ 8:27 pm

    The n-word bomb is acceptable in certain instances. Your use of it against PacMan and Puddy was unacceptable.

  20. 211

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Seattle liberals pay for the eastside farmers’ roads and schools. We subsidize the cheap electricity that runs their irrigation pumps. We pay for the dams that impound their irrigation water. We’re even going to build them a new $1.8 billion irriation reservoir in the Yakima Valley. We pay taxes for their crop support payments. Did I forget anything? And then the bastards turn around and vote Republican, complaining the whole time about “socialism.”

  21. 212

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    “The farmers would much rather hire undocumented workers from Mexico at low wages.”

    Commentby proud to be an Ass [Why not stop welfare and food stamps? When the scum Democrats get hungry enough, they’ll work in the fields!!]

  22. 213

    TheTruth2006 spews:

    Clownstein you are such a fraud. You gushed about goldmark and how the Spokesman Review would endorse him but that turned out false.

    “I’m guessing that Democratic challenger Peter Goldmark is being given fair consideration. Unlike their colleagues at the Seattle Death-Tax-Repeal Times, the folks at the S-R actually know the district, and thus they know that Goldmark really is a perfect fit.” – Clownstein gushing propaganda

    Clownstein, I grew up in that area. There is no way in hell Goldmark will win. Your insulting patronization of Eastern Washington voters is so shallow they see right through it. Goldmark would have been better off you had never mentioned his name. My relatives still live over there and you wouldn’t want me repeating what they have to say about Seattle Liberals.

    But hey, please keep prediting complete and utter victory for all those loser Democrats. That will make sure your Nov 8th dose of crow is as big as your thick head and loud mouth.

  23. 214

    proud to be an Ass spews:

    No, the sooner you Seattle Liberals learn to stop thinking you are the great white benefactors of Eastern Washington and the poor ignorant rube had better be obedient in return, the better off we will be.

    Conservatives and hard headed businesspeople are fond of aphorisms like “them that got the gold make the rules”, and “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. This apparently does not apply, in jerkofascistspeak, to tax money. Conservatives glory in the nanny state, as long as it is taking care of conservatives at public expense. They have changed not one whit in this regard since their glory days in the Whig party.

  24. 217

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    TOKYO — He raced up the steps of the Great Wall of China and swept down fashion runways with slender models on each arm. From Beijing to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has spent the last 16 days barnstorming East Asia in the name of bringing business home.

    Democrat Tony “Baja Norte” Rap livin’ large on the taxpayer’s dime. Even the LA Times can’t come up with any benefits for the $500,000 trip expense. God, It’s fun to spend taxpayer’s money, and if anyone bitches, just call them a racist!!!!

  25. 218

    americafirst spews:

    7PM: Are we on the brink of an historic military defeat in Iraq? I’ll be joined by Philip Gold, a former Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the conservative Seattle-based think tank the Discovery Institute. In the spring of 2002, Gold became one of the nation’s first prominent conservatives to oppose the upcoming Iraq war and the Bush/neocon agenda, and has since seen his dire predictions come true. In July of 2001 Gold predicted that Jihadist terrorist attacks were imminent. After 9/11 he warned that an Iraq invasion would lead to disaster. Tune in and find out why this lifelong Republican is voting a straight Democratic ticket in November’s election.
    ===========================================================
    Bet that Gold is just another fake conservative trying to make a buck off dumbshit libs. If you believe that he’s a lifelong Repub you’re just the kind of sucker he’s looking for.

  26. 219

    A concerned Democrat spews:

    31

    Where is the teachers union? This teacher is being dragged through the mud and the teachers union is no where to be found. The teachers unions main job is to protect the teachers. He must have fallen behind in his dues.

  27. 220

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Speaking of which, I read on Huffington Post that rumors are swirling of another congressional page scandal about to break, this one involving a 16-year-old girl. HP’s source is a Washington Post reporter.

    Here’s the GOP rallying cry:

    Feel ‘em up! Feel ‘em up! Yay! yay! yay!
    Feel ‘em up! Feel ‘em up! We’re gay! gay! gay!

  28. 222

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    2

    “would find you on the internet” Commentby Observer— 10/22/06@ 6:31 pm

    you did, and you’re as dumb as they come

  29. 223

    BigGlen spews:

    Truth at 39,
    Having Uncles that DID pour the concrete at the Grand Coulle Damn I can say it was us Democrats that built it. But I will agree with you one on point:
    Again, I didn’t see a single Seattle Democrat digging a ditch or pouring concrete.
    You where not around for any of the Damn building, you did not see anybody pouring concrete.

    PS Digging ditches to make the Grand Coulee? No, the ditches where dug to drain the water out of Banks Lake.

  30. 225

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I see in the news there’s an egg salad recall. Boy there sure is a lot of poison food on the market! Dangerous drugs, too. There’s a lot more of this now that Bush & Co. are running the Food and Drug Administration as a profit center. Their solution to bad products that sicken and kill consumers is — don’t let consumers sue!! I agree there’s too many lawsuits, and we can address this problem by improving the motivation of corporate execs to market safe products — when they don’t, execute them! Hey just kidding. If Coulter can get paid for cracking death jokes, then I’d like to get paid for writing about killing people, too! I can always use some extra money.

  31. 226

    proud to be an Ass spews:

    When there is real work to be done, you won’t find a latte sipping Seattle weeny doing it.

    Of course not, dolt. The farmers would much rather hire undocumented workers from Mexico at low wages. And PS: I dare you to find much asparagus grown commercially in this state anymore. You really are an ignoramus.

  32. 228

    TheTruth2006 spews:

    @47,

    “Of course not, dolt. The farmers would much rather hire undocumented workers from Mexico at low wages.”

    Yeah, the farmers hiring the Illegals makes it harder for rich Seattle Latte Liberals to get them as domestic help in their mansions.

    And PS: I dare you to find much asparagus grown commercially in this state anymore. You really are an ignoramus.

    Typical liberal, speaks without any facts to back him up.

    “Washington asparagus is produced on approximately 10,000 acres in the Columbia Basin, the Yakima Valley and the Walla Walla area. About 53 million pounds of asparagus are produced each year, bringing close to 28 million dollars to the state’s economy.”

    You can also .

  33. 230

    My Left Foot spews:

    The truth? 206 @ 36

    Fuck you. You cocksucking, motherfucking, sonofabitch. Cram this up your ass Cyniclown. You are not fucking fooling anyone.

    Fuck you, you fucking fuck.

    Now, that should skew the statistics.

    Carl Grossman
    Liberal, Democrat, Jew (wonder if Thetruth?206 will see the humor here?)

  34. 232

    GBS spews:

    JCH @ 85:

    Naaahhhhh, the answers to my problems, and America’s, will be determined on Nov. 7th.

    Tick, tock, tick, tock buhhhhhh-bye.

  35. 233

    Observer spews:

    So if you don’t count agri-business, TJ, then you think he can win? You are counting on all the others? Spokane is not King County.

    Dumbass.

  36. 234

    Another TJ spews:

    If you think a farmer is going to use his computer to listen to the radio instead of his radio to listen to the readio, when more likely he would retire early to get up early, then you all are as delusional as you appear.

    If you think everyone who lives on the east side of the mountains is a farmer, you’re as stupid as you appear.

  37. 238

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Klake, Perhaps you would like to add “ESQ” to your post name in honor of Harold Ford, JR “ESQ”…………..[not!]. As you know he did NOT pass his bar exams, but refers to himself as a lawyer. BTW, I hope you had a great weekend. With respect, JCH

  38. 239

    Another TJ spews:

    Observer,

    You seem to have know nothing about the 5th district and Peter Goldmark. Thank you for displaying your ignorance so clearly.

  39. 240

    Leftout(of their minds!) spews:

    Perhaps David Goldstein can also cover the 3rd District Race in Mississippi.

  40. 241

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Just 15 days until the most corrupt regime in US history starts to fall. 15 days until we start on the process of finding and rooting out some of the biggest cowards and traitors in US history!

  41. 242

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    “The farmers would much rather hire undocumented workers from Mexico at low wages.”

    Commentby proud to be an Ass [Why not stop welfare and food stamps? When the scum Democrats get hungry enough, they’ll work in the fields!!]

  42. 243

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    TOKYO — He raced up the steps of the Great Wall of China and swept down fashion runways with slender models on each arm. From Beijing to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has spent the last 16 days barnstorming East Asia in the name of bringing business home.

    Democrat Tony “Baja Norte” Rap livin’ large on the taxpayer’s dime. Even the LA Times can’t come up with any benefits for the $500,000 trip expense. God, It’s fun to spend taxpayer’s money, and if anyone bitches, just call them a racist!!!!

  43. 244

    headless lucy spews:

    re2: You worded that very clumsily. I advise you, nay, COMMAND you, to do it over. We have no time here for your stumbling, rube-like drivel.

  44. 248

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The goopers are praying for a 119-yarder by their star field goal kicker, Paperless Diebold.

  45. 250

    headless lucy spews:

    re 37: All you really mean by the phrase,”political correctness”, is that you are no longer allowed to use the “n” word without being chastised for it.

    You never cease trying to put lipstick on a pig, do you, klake?

  46. 254

    BigGlen spews:

    Truth at 22
    Seattle liberals do none of those things. Seattle liberals produce nothing. By contrast, eastside farmers feed Seattle liberals in their urban cores. Eastern Washington provides the electricity from the Grand Coulee that powers Seattle, they grow the wheat, corn, asparagus, carrot, pear, cherry and apple crops that feed self righteous Seattle Liberals. When there is real work to be done, you won’t find a latte sipping Seattle weeny doing it.

    Commentby TheTruth2006— 10/22/06@ 7:27 pm

    Do you mean the Grand Coulee damn that was built by FDR and the democrats. Or do you mean the other damns that are on the Snake and Columbia rivers, you know the ones built by Maggie and us Seattle Democrats (and paid for by the Seattle liberals). ? Over 18% of the gas taxes paid in King County are spent outside of King County. Can you name one eastern Washington county that pays more gas taxes than it spends? Just one? You farmers need the roads we pay for to ship your crops to market. You need our ports to ship your crops around the world. WE need your crops to keep our ports open and in business. We need each other. And to sooner that people like you grow up and learn that to better off we will be.

  47. 256

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    39

    I think we should let the eastsiders pay for their own water, electricity, roads, and schools. Fuck those ingrates.

  48. 257

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    The terrorists have defeated us.

    Commentby RightEqualsStupid [ ………………………”The VietNamese have defeated us”. [Jane Fonda]]

  49. 259

    klake spews:

    So please, keep posting and showing everyone the character of the people that support the current Republican Leadership and the Bush Administration!

    Comment by Michael Caine— 10/22/06@ 7:22 pm
    By the way I’m a Democrat not a Socialist Democrat, so be careful with your labels sweet pea. It’s not your party that got hijack by bunch of left wing-nuts. The Republicans have some class but the Socialist Democrats base all their values on quick sand, and their emotional bank account which is now bankrupt.

  50. 261

    proud to be an Ass spews:

    Bet that Gold is just another fake conservative trying to make a buck off dumbshit libs. If you believe that he’s a lifelong Repub you’re just the kind of sucker he’s looking for.

    And your evidence for this assertion is exactly what?

    My god, man, he works for the Disco Institute. They make you give blood samples proving your loon politics before they take you on to suck off the corporate teat.

  51. 262

    Observer spews:

    Hey dumbass, Goldmark, even if he did win doesn’t represent this side of the mountains. If you think any one over there even knows you are on the radio or would find you on the internet, then you are more delusional than outwardly is so obvious.

  52. 263

    klake spews:

    JCH & klake, please keep posting. Your hate filled diatribes, obvious slander and outright lies show the morality, or lack thereof, that you truly possess. Posts 5-8, 14, 40 showing your racist heart. Post 21(41) & 57 showing your own murderous loathing of everyone that believes differently than you. Post 4, 29, 43(the bill in question would have put limits on one man/company from owning more than 50% of an area’s media outlets.) & 54’s outright lies, fearmongering and demonizing of people simply because you disagree with them.

    So please, keep posting and showing everyone the character of the people that support the current Republican Leadership and the Bush Administration!

    Commentby Michael Caine— 10/22/06@ 7:22 pm
    Thanks Michael Caine we all love you to now support your statement with facts. Maybe but not likely the people simply disagree with us, maybe they are having a hard time understanding the message. Your friends the Terrorist now thanks you for your kind support.

  53. 268

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Richard Pope: You’d be advised to drive down 70th Stree in Kirkland heading to Redmond. You’ll see moonbats have taken down your campaign signs and your opponent’s signs are still standing.

    I wouldn’t put it past some moonbat donk-o-crap to take down your signs.

  54. 269

    Mr Ed spews:

    nice to see that the wingnuts help their own. They spent over $1.3M helping CynicalIDIOT with his medical bills after my cousin rear ended him in Enumclaw.

  55. 271

    Anonymous spews:

    “She’s so fat that when she sings, it’s over. Commentby Harrod— 10/22/06@ 7:32 pm”

    Darcy’s going to sing? We she be as annoying as when she speaks?

  56. 272

    Crazy Election spews:

    Just did my WA ballot – first time I’ve said NO to every ballot initiative, resolution and proposition.

  57. 275

    BigGlen spews:

    #12,
    If you think a farmer is going to use his computer to listen to the radio instead of his radio to listen to the readio, when more likely he would retire early to get up early, then you all are as delusional as you appear.

    Observer, if you think that farmers don’t use the internet then you are very ill informed about farmers.

  58. 276

    proud to be an Ass spews:

    @60, 61, & 62: Well since you know so much, please explain to all present the precipitous decline in Wa. St. asparagus production. You might try looking at some stats:

    1990: over 30,000 tons
    2005: down to about 10,000 tons.

    You can’t find an asparagus field around Sunnyside any more. They used to be all over. They’re extinct. That’s in the Yakima Valley for those of you who are geographically challenged.

    Stop smoking the “grass” truthboy!

  59. 277

    GBS spews:

    The JCH good riddance countdown calendar is running:

    Only 15 days left until the Dems win control of CONGRESS!

    Buh-bye, JCH

  60. 278

    ArtFart spews:

    77 Actually, I’ve noticed a lot of Richard’s signs “taken down” along 140th Ave NE. Turns out it’s not really a conspiracy–it’s happening to EVERYONE’S signs–the rich homeowners’ hired gardeners are pulling them up when they mow the planting strips.

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7PM: Are we in the midst of a netroots revolution? I’ll be joined by netroots pioneer Jerome Armstrong, founder of MyDD, and co-author with Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas of “Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grasroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics,” which has just been released in paperback. Armstrong and I will talk about the rise of the Netroots, how they’re transforming the media and the Democratic Party, and what type of impact these strategies are having on the 2006 midterm election. Armstrong is also a top advisor to former VA Gov. Mark Warner, and we’ll be chatting about Warner’s surprising announcement this week that he will not run for president in 2008.

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Comments

  1. 282

    Anonymous spews:

    goldstein, you cowardly asshole, talk about what it will mean to the democrat party when you FAIL to take back either house.

  2. 283

    LeftTurn spews:

    Looks like we’re getting news that RubberStampReichert let the Green River Killer go for two decades because Davie liked to jack off over the pictures of the dead girls.

  3. 285

    Daddy Love spews:

    Reichert was 13 points ahead of Darcy in August. She has closed that gap to what as of the last couple of polls is a virtual dead heat.

    New polls may show even more gains, don’t you think? After all, Dead Ass Reichert doesn’t have the Mo. His debate performance certainly won’t win him any fans. He is at his ceiling, and Darcy is not.

  4. 286

    Anonymous spews:

    aks jerome what happens when the democrats LOSE?
    Talk about your relevance then you cowardly asshole.

  5. 287

    FreeSpeech spews:

    “Just gave $25.00 to Darcy! You go girl!”

    Is that all? You cheapskate! Dig deeper! More money to the titanic! More money – do it for me!

  6. 288

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    Let me say again: Bbankruptcy======Scare America. Rolls right off the tongue.smoke

    I wonder if they’ll replace “Pat” and Gunsmoke?

  7. 289

    phenteramine spews:

    Word to Conservatives: “Everything you Know is Wrong”
    “Given such severe cognitive deficits, Conservatives are prone to perseveration on a pathological level. Sadly, it’s all too easy to reduce the substance of Conservative arguments to these simple terms:

    *Hillary
    *Tax and spend Liberals
    *You hate America
    *Liberal Media
    *Bill Clinton lied about a blow job
    *Big Government
    *Personal Responsibility
    *Socialistic Program
    *From my cold dead hands
    *Gays are destroying the country”

  8. 290

    changingamerica spews:

    37…

    Because FOLEY IS A PEDOPHILE.

    Studds was gay.

    Don’t confuse the two.

    Oh, and Laura Bush killed a man, too.

    Her husband has killed nearly 3,000 of our youth and over 1/2 million Iraqis.

    So, step off your moral high-horse and climb under it, okay?

  9. 291

    FreeSpeech spews:

    “Armstrong is also a top advisor to former VA Gov. Mark Warner, and we’ll be chatting about Warner’s surprising announcement this week that he will not run for president in 2008.”

    ha ha ha ha ha

    Sounds like this fellow wasn’t such a good advisor.

  10. 292

    Anonymous spews:

    ask old jerome how man copies they sold.

    LMAO, of course, that’s why he’s there

    it’s #96,434 on Amazon LMAO

  11. 293

    Anonymous spews:

    She’d have to get $4424 every hour for the next 17.5 hours to catch up to her goal… get your booze and bitch money out Seattle liberals, and send it off to Darcy!

  12. 294

    John Barelli spews:

    Commentby FreeSpeech— 10/15/06@ 6:11 pm

    “The titanic is going down and only boatloads of cash can stop the sinking ship.”

    From being a complete unknown to getting up to a statistical dead heat, this “sinking ship” is doing pretty well.

    Regardless of the eventual outcome (and since I don’t live in the 8th, I really don’t get much of a say in the matter) we Democrats have won something here.

    The Republicans have had to send “boatloads of cash” to hold onto this seat (which is still in question). All that cash is being used to hold onto a “safe” Republican seat, and is not being used to support more marginal races.

    Just a few months ago, we were talking of making “inroads into the Republican majority” in the House, and “gaining a few Senate seats”.

    Now, the question seems to be how big a majority we’ll have in the House, and whether we can take control of the Senate, or if we’ll have to settle for a 50/50 tie with Vice President Cheney casting a bunch of deciding votes and having to seriously consider the opinions of the moderate Republicans.

    So, even if she loses the race, we win, and if she wins the race, we win big.

    Feels pretty good.

  13. 295

    a nanomouse spews:

    Excuse me while I say every dirty word I can think of in support of my party, the party of pedophile enablement, the GOP.

  14. 296

    Anonymous spews:

    Dimwit
    Asshole
    Reguritating
    Commie
    Yackety-yak

    Belicose
    Uttering
    Rabid
    Nancy’s
    Empty
    Rhetoric

  15. 297

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    re 27: Then how did Reichert win in the first place?

    Commentby phenteramine— 10/15/06@ 9:16 pm

    Because there were no 2nd or 3rd recounts.

  16. 300

    Anonymous spews:

    pragmatic? shit you’ll suck whomever’s ass that will give you a glimmer of hope of power.

  17. 302

    For the Clueless spews:

    Roger @ 10

    Or at least following their Dear Leader the codpiece-wearing chimp to Mars.

  18. 303

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    4

    Unfortunately for you unpatriotic, America-hating, Nazi pigfuckers, Darcy’s race is not a must-win for our side. This will be a blow-out! We’ll win the House with twenty seats to spare! The only place you alien space slime are going is back to Andromeda.

  19. 304

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    I believe Riechert has enough to overcome the illegal democrat votes and the uncounted military ballots to win. Everyone knows that KCRE will rig this election in favor of Darcy. For Dary to win she would at least have to get 48% of the legitimate vote which I dont think she has.

  20. 306

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    “Where’s ma mofo guvment check? Where’s my mofo FEMA trailer? Where’s ma mofo Red Cross Credit Card? Dat mofo Bush causes da earthquake like he causes Katrina!! Eyes gosta gets da KFC, da Black Velvet, and da King Cobra!! Youse owes me!!” [Alive in Hawaii]

  21. 307

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Just got great news! My crazy old coot of a neighbor is voting for Cantwell! He said the world doesn’t need another insurance lobbyist in the Senate. This neighbor says he’s never voted for a Democrat in his life!

    Doesn’t bode well for Alaska’s US Senatorial Candidate Mikey!

  22. 308

    FreeSpeech spews:

    @39

    ” Because FOLEY IS A PEDOPHILE.

    Studds was gay.

    Don’t confuse the two.

    Oh, and Laura Bush killed a man, too.

    Her husband has killed nearly 3,000 of our youth and over 1/2 million Iraqis.

    So, step off your moral high-horse and climb under it, okay? “

    You mean a pedophile like Democrat Neil Goldschmidt?

    And you are being modest about Democrat scum. Ted Kennedy killed Mary Joe Kopecne and he is STILL in office. Laura Bush isn’t an elected representative, so to compare Ted Kennedy’s murder of Mary Joe Kopechne to an accident Laura Bush had at 17 years of age is a nonsequiter.

    Let’s compare and contrast shall we?

    Laura Bush – Not an elected representative of Congress. Had a car accident at 17 years of age. She immediately contacted authorities for help. Her boyfriend died in the car. If we are going to crucify all 17 yr olds that make mistakes, I doubt many people will be around.

    Ted Kennedy – 37 Yr old who had served his first term as US Senator when he drove off a bridge after a cocktail party. He waited 10 hours before contacting police about the “accident” so he could confer with his lawyers about what he was going to tell the authorities. Some experts say that Mary Joe had an air pocket and may have been alive for as long as 2 hours – plenty of time for a rescue – had Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy contacted authorities.

    You liberals think if you tell the same lie over and over again, it will sink in. The only think that sinks in is the stench of pushing the bounds of credulity to claim that an accident by a 17 yr old who had the good sense to notify authorities immediately was somehow morally equivalent to the deliberate actions of a 37 yr old US Senator who waited 10 hours before contacting authorities.

  23. 309

    Mark1 spews:

    @11 Rodent:

    Recount? You meant to say stealing elctions with buddy Dean “Incompetence” Logan’s help right? At least be honest, like when you endorse your gov’t cheese checks.

  24. 311

    Pudddybud spews:

    Commentby FreeSpeech— 10/15/06@ 6:11 pm “The titanic is going down and only boatloads of cash can stop the sinking ship.” From being a complete unknown to getting up to a statistical dead heat, this “sinking ship” is doing pretty well. Regardless of the eventual outcome (and since I don’t live in the 8th, I really don’t get much of a say in the matter) we Democrats have won something here. Commentby John Barelli— 10/15/06@ 6:28 pm

    John, you and other moonbats have changed your tune! Amazing how an editorial in the local librul MSM recognizes Darcy is an empty suit/skirt/mom/! BWAAAAA HA HA HA HA

  25. 313

    Pudddybud spews:

    WSDP raised $750,000 for the recount in the Gregoire-Rossi race in three days. Commentby Roger Rabbit— 10/15/06@ 6:54 pm

    Awww come on Pelletizer. You can’t fool old Puddy with this crap. THE DNCC AND JOHN KERRY sent most of the bucks to Fraudoire.

    From the Internet; you find it Pelletizer:

    “The November 2004 election in Washington State generated one of the closest gubernatorial races in modern history. Republican candidate Dino Rossi led the election with only 261 votes, triggering an automatic statewide machine recount. Washington State law “requires a machine recount when the margin is less than 2,000 votes” (Cook). This process took several weeks, and on November 24, the results came in. The gap between the two candidates narrowed, with only 42 votes in Rossi’s favor (McGann). This traditionally “blue” (Democrat) state of voters elected the Republican underdog with the “tiniest margin in state history” (Ammons). According to state law, a candidate has the option of requesting a second recount, at the political party’s personal expense. Democrats scrambled to meet the estimated $750,000 or more needed funds by the December 2 deadline. Gregoire advised the party to raise the funds for a statewide recount (as opposed to select counties), or she would concede. In the 11th hour and with the help of notables John Kerry and the Democratic National Committee, the Gregoire campaign handed the Secretary of State a check and ordered the hand recount. In addition, the party appealed to the state Supreme Court, asking to count previously disqualified votes”

  26. 314

    Anonymous spews:

    ask him how many national candidate the nutroots have actually put in office, you cowardly asshole.

    talk about your maria whore when you talk about McGavick.

  27. 315

    PudwackerSuxMWS spews:

    funny how HA gets jammed with spam each time janet/pam, freedrivel/anonmyass/kevin, rufass and pudwacker throw up on the same thread. It’s Fun Watching The GOP House Of Smoke, Mirrors, Snake Oil And Cons Imploding!

  28. 317

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    LeftTurdHead@52: Here is one for ya:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/10.....berman.htm

    Once again libruls hate being called out. We call it free speech.

    “The move from one potential 2008 presidential candidate to another was sparked by a column in The New York Times, in which Maureen Dowd quoted an anonymous adviser talking about McCain’s criticism of the Clintons over their North Korea position.

    The adviser said Team Clinton thought McCain was doing the White House’s dirty work by criticizing the Clintons and ended up “looking similar to the way he did on those captive tapes from Hanoi, where he recited the names of his crewmates.” ”

    Figures Maureen Moonbat! Dowd would talk up some anonymous adviser!

  29. 320

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    Now isn’t this quaint?

    “Republican-oriented tax lobbyists are interpreting late-campaign solicitations as a requirement for a ticket to enter the office of Rep. Charles Rangel as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in a Democratic-controlled House. Both free-lance and corporate lobbyists have received telephone solicitations for Rangel’s leadership PAC (political action committee), which distributes funds to Democratic congressional candidates who need them. Rangel is virtually unopposed in his Harlem district. The lobbyists, who give almost exclusively to Republicans, are told that the contribution would be ”a nice gesture for Charlie.””

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/n.....15.article

  30. 322

    Daddy Love spews:

    60 MWS

    Agaiin, there’s no”there” there. And you should really wean yourself from conservative op-eds as a source of news. Umm, they’re not. I still don’t understand the conservative fixation on quoting other peole’s op-eds as though their opiniosn weer fact. Can’t you come up with your own opinions?

    Anyway, land swaps are a way to get more land into wilderness protection by swapping public land in a non-wilderness state (typically near urban boundaries) for private land in wilderness areas. It’s a way to avoid the eminent domain abuse you guys complain abotu so much.

    The funny thing is, your op-ed doesn’t even support your assertion that Reid is “going to get an investigation.” It states truthfully (surprise!) that he is restating his disclosure to clear up the ownership of the land he sold. Bt while the op-ed calls for an investigation, none is reported.

    My guess is that with the Democrats about to take the House and possibly the Senate, the Ethics Committee is not about to give the possible new Senate Majority Leader a black eye just for the fun of it. What do you think, MWS?

  31. 323

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    Extra, extra read all about it: http://www.howtheleftwaswon.com/

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    ● Promote and Exploit Divisiveness: Learn why liberals should thank God every day for differences between people and how without them, liberalism would be dead in the water.

    ● Bad Competition: Learn why practically all liberal policies create success only through the impairment of others and exactly where this dynamic must necessarily lead.

    ● Relevancy and Proportion: See why the vast majority of what liberals say has absolutely no meaning whatsoever and learn a simple way to prove it every time.

    ● Implicit Assumptions: Explore the assumptions liberals use to shape public policy and see why the arguments supporting them are ultimately nothing more than a house of cards

    ● Groupdividual: Find out how liberalism has distorted the differences between groups and individuals and why this continued distortion is the basis for all flawed social policies within the United States.

    ● The Perpetual Motion Machine: Learn how the vast majority of liberal programs are based on the scientific impossibility of getting something for nothing.

    ● A Swarm of Ants: Find out the real reason liberalism continues to permeate more and more elements of our society and why there just may be no way of stopping it.

  32. 324

    Daddy Love spews:

    Seaking of HA HA HA, how funny is someone calling the Seattle Times the “local librul MSM?”

  33. 325

    PudwackerSuxMWS spews:

    61
    how can you say such a statement? Dildo Dave has the endorsements of such exemplary genious txpes such as: Pudwacker/MWS, janet the Roach, MTR, RoughAss, K Carns, Michael the Muck, J Queen etc. With outstanding wingnuts like these… What more do you need?

  34. 327

    Janet S spews:

    changingamerica – I’m still trying to figure out why Studds, a democrat, who actually physically molests a 17 year old page is just another homosexual, but Foley, a republican, is a pedophile because he sent a suggestive email, but never touched a page.

    This is such an affront to the gay community, I can’t believe no one has called you on it.

    I guess it shows just what the values are of the lefties on this site.

  35. 328

    headless lucy spews:

    Another reason that the Times endorsed Reichert is that if Burner wins it further shows the irrelevance of the old order. They are not going down without a fight. Lieberman got knocked on his ass the same way as Reichert eventually will. It’s all about citizen empowermwnt and if you Righties can’t get behind that then the accusations we’ve made thqat you are tools of the corporatist state are true.

    As for me, I’m going to be making calls for Burner tonight. I doubt that anyone in the Blethen family will be calling for Reichert. People like me always win out in the end. If you don’t believe me, just ask Leiberman.

  36. 329

    headless lucy spews:

    I am fighting for a world where the leader of the free world is not such a moron that he can not spell or pronounce the word , “nuclear”.

    NUKULAR. I hate that…

  37. 330

    John Barelli spews:

    Commentby Pudddybud— 10/16/06@ 5:29 am

    “John, you and other moonbats have changed your tune!”

    No, I recall a number of the “other moonbats”, including Goldy, saying pretty much the same thing.

    Of course, we’d like to win and still think we’ve got a pretty good chance in this race. But every time Goldy puts out a pitch for more help here, he’s pretty clear that this race is not a sure thing. You Constitution-hating rednecks may get to keep this seat, no matter what we do.

    But… To keep this one, you’ll have to send “boatloads of cash” that will then be unavailable for last-minute sliming campaigns against other Democrats, and if you do keep this one, what do you get? A non-entity that has no real purpose other than to vote the party line. He’ll be pretty harmless as long as he’s in the minority party.

    So, even if we lose this one, we win, and we might still win. After all, we really like Darcy, and from what I can tell, Mr. Reichert’s main draw for you folks is the “R” after his name. So we’ll keep helping Darcy, and you folks just keep outspending us three or four to one.

    And we hope you enjoy being the minority party just as much as we have. We promise that we’ll cooperate with you just as much as you have with us.

  38. 331

    Blue Cougar spews:

    janet/roach, Studds came out of his closet, Foley tried (and succeeded) to entice young boys into his. All upper level GOPers were aware of Foley and the did nothing. (like the other famous CHIMPS: see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil). Doesn’t it seem strange to ‘nuts like yourself that Your commander ‘n thief stopped all communication with the GOPredator in 2004?

  39. 332

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  40. 333

    FreeSpeech spews:

    But wait. I thought Clownstein was classified as a terorrist and he was going to be tortured. Yet his blog is still here. Yet his radio show is still on the air.

  41. 334

    headless lucy spews:

    Give Peace A Chance
    John Lennon & Paul McCartney
    Two, one two three four
    Ev’rybody’s talking about
    Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
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    All we are saying is give peace a chance
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  42. 335

    Janet S spews:

    Headless – you keep talking about Lieberman. Have you seen the polls lately? Looks like he will have the last laugh, and retain his Senate seat. Lamont will be a footnote in history, and just one more piece of evidence that Netroots can’t get anyone elected.

  43. 336

    FreeSpeech spews:

    Hey liberals, please GIVE ALL YOU CAN TO DARCY!! Mortgage your homes, sell your car, your kids and your wives!!! Send more money to Darcy right now!
    The titanic is going down and only boatloads of cash can stop the sinking ship.

  44. 337

    K spews:

    @65

    I stopped reading your post at point #1. Promote divisiveness is the Republican’s primary technique for getting out their base.

    Start with a lie, and make the rest of your post irrelevant.

  45. 338

    Anonymous spews:

    if the Republicans end up wiping out the democrats nationally, where does that leave the liberal party of smarmy assholes?

    come on you cowardly asshole.

  46. 339

    K spews:

    So let me get this straight, it’s outrageous that Burner is “running against Bush”, while it’s perfectly OK for Reichart to run against Pelosi?

    “Voters need to ask the question: Will Darcy Burner do Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s bidding in Congress?” opined Tebelius, referring to the Democrats’ challenger in the 8th District.

    Could someone explain?

  47. 340

    Janet S spews:

    K – Burner has made it a central campaign issue that Dave Reichert votes Republican. The implication is that she would be an independent vote. But what evidence is there of that? She has offered none. Now she has Pelosi campaigning for her, and talking about being her mentor.

    So, now we have a Democrat candidate who would vote with the Democrat party. What is the country coming to?

    And to think we accused Darcy of having a vapid campaign.

  48. 341

    Janet S spews:

    Just out of curiosity, what is the listenership for Goldy’s show? In numbers or in percentage of audience? If you become a commercial success, will you have to stop fundraising for candidates?

  49. 342

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Pam Roach aka Janet S if you’d stop drinking long enough to sober up you’d quit being so fucking stoooopid.

    Who says the implication of Darcy’s ad is that she’d be an independent vote? YOU? Who the fuck do you think you are. How about this?

    The implication is that George Bush has ruined our country. He’s destroyed our Constitution. He’s sent us into a quagmire in Iraq wasting billions of tax dollars and America doesn’t like it. And they don’t like Bush. So a vote for RubberStampReichert is a vote to continue Bush’s policies. That’s the implication.

    But hey I don’t expect you to tell the truth. You’re a fucking republican. You were born to lie.

  50. 343

    Daddy Love spews:

    70 Janet S

    Not that you would tar everyone with the same brush, would you?

    In strictly medical terms, pedophilia is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to prepubescent or peripubescent children. However, in contrast to the generally accepted medical definition, the term pedophile is also very commonly used colloquially to denote significantly older adults who are sexually attracted to adolescents below the local age of consent, as well as those who have sexually abused a child.

    Regarding such usage, you may be able to point out quite correctly that they do not exactly correspond to current medical usage, but the colloquial usage is nonetheless both valid and useful to characterize an unacceptable behavior.

    Regarding “Studds, a democrat, who actually physically molests a 17 year old page” being “just another homosexual,” no one has said so but you. However, Gerry Studds, who had his affair with a 17-year-old page in 1973 (over the DC age of consent), continued the relationship with the same person for at least a decade (through his censure in 1983).

    Foley, on the other hand, harasses page after page after page, which is EXACTLY the behavior the the House Page Board was set up to prevent, is EXACTLY the sort of behavior that Dennis Haster, upon learning of it either in 2000, 2003, or November 2005 should have IMMEDIATELY reported to the House Page Board to investigate or investigated himself. It is the case in point of the irresponsible House leaders leaving our young people unprotected when it is their responsibility to protect them.

    “ephebophilia”

  51. 344

    Janet S spews:

    So the Democrat leadership sings the praises of a known sexual predator, and you all think that is just fine. Ted Kennedy thinks Gerry Studds was a hero because he sexually molested a 17 year old page. Of course, Ted caused the death of a young woman, so he is certainly no paragon. And Barney Frank, another singer of praise for the scum, ran a prostitution ring out of his apartment. Neither faced any kind of punishment.

    Why is Studds such a hero for homosexuals, but Foley is a pariah? I just don’t get the contradiction. Care to explain?

  52. 345

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Notice how the right has to go back 20 years to drag up stuff to defend their chief ped Foley? Well if you want to play that game, let’s talk about the crook Trickie Dickie – you know, disgraced and run out of office because he’s a common crook. You righties defended him so I guess that means you’re all crooks.

    Let’s be clear. We don’t know how much sex Foley had with these kids but we do know he had sex with them. Whether or not they were minors at the time will define whether or not he’s a ped in that sense. But thanks to a law that FOLEY helped sponsor, his actions would be considered a felony WHETHER OR NOT he ever touched a kid.

    Too bad Janet S aka Pam Roach’s kids weren’t the ones giving Foley a blowjob. Wonder how she’d feel about it then?

  53. 346

    Daddy Love spews:

    Why do wee need to kick the Republicans out of Congress, and get Democrats in (vote for Darcy)?

    Here’s why

    When Bill Clinton was president, the House took 140 hours of sworn testimony into whether Mr. Clinton had used the White House Christmas list to identify possible Democratic donors. But in 2004 and 2005, a House committee took only 12 hours of testimony on the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

    No reponsibility. No oversight. No accountability.

    Had enough yet?

    ]\

  54. 347

    Daddy Love spews:

    80 janet S

    “The implication is” that she would be a vote to hold this lying, incompetent administration accountable for its failures and its corruption. As Dave Reichert CLEARLY won’t.

  55. 349

    Daddy Love spews:

    77 Janet S.

    Netroots can’t get anyone elected

    Wrong. Although it would be totally correct to say that the netroots cannot get everyone elected.

    But the netroots played a pivotal role in the elections of Stephanie Herseth, Ben Chandler, and Barack Obama.

    Russ Levsen, communications director for Herseth, confirmed that the netroots played a major part in her special election victory. We definitely benefited from the activism, the support online … and a lot of people coming out to South Dakota because they believed in Stephanie’s campaign,” Levsen said.

    Jennifer Spalding, a Chandler spokeswoman, said the Democratic netroots played a “critical role” in her boss’s special election victory.

    Guess what? The “netroots” may or may not succeed in electing Ned Lamont to a Senate seat. But they knocked Holy Joe out of the Democratic primary.

  56. 350

    Janet S spews:

    Seen the stock market lately? Seen the unemployment rate? Too bad the President has run this economy into the ground. Better start those committee hearings as soon as possible to put a stop to economic growth. Why worry about real issues like Social Security and Terrorism when you can drag administration officials in front of kangaroo committees and endlessly pontificate?

    A vote for Darcy is a vote for more global warming – from all the new hot air that will be generated in Wash DC.

  57. 357

    Blue Cougar spews:

    MWS @ 60
    I imagine an ivestigation into the alleged Reid situation will commence as soon as they have finished investigating Hasterts $2 million windfall from purchasing/selling land aftes he was informed of US highway construction plans.

  58. 358

    headless lucy spews:

    Republicans call what Hastert did, “Free Enterprise”.

    GOP mind > free enterprise = No Bid Contracts for Halliburton

  59. 359

    jsa on commercial drive spews:

    Headless lucy @ 72:

    I am fighting for a world where the leader of the free world is not such a moron that he can not spell or pronounce the word , “nuclear”.

    I am certain that a nice, private-school-raised, Yale and Harvard-educated WASP boy from Connecticut can pronounce “nuclear” just fine.

    He’s pretty smart, and figured out that if you wanted to hold office in Texas, or the United States, it’s better to talk bubba than WASP.

    What it says about the electorate to believe that he’s a regular guy is another issue.

    I used to live in Austin, I can speak fluent bubba as well. I’m not running for office, so I don’t have to portray myself as anything other than a snarky urban liberal.

  60. 360

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    New jobs? All those new minimum wage jobs have led to a LOSS of real wage earning power under Bush. And the stock market? It took the fool six years to get it back to the point where it already was under President Clinton.

  61. 361

    ArtFart spews:

    This might sound a little lame, but except for the stock market and the price tage I see on the stuff I personally buy, I don’t give a whole lot of credence to all the other economic “statistics” published by a government which has been controlled by the Republican crooks for more than half a decade. If they can jig up elections, they can sure as hell “adjust” such figures to say whatever they want them to.

    As to the gasoline prices (and interest rates), I expect to see them say low until about ten seconds after the last polling place closes.

  62. 363

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    61 how can you say such a statement? Dildo Dave has the endorsements of such exemplary genious txpes such as: Pudwacker/MWS, janet the Roach, MTR, RoughAss, K Carns, Michael the Muck, J Queen etc. With outstanding wingnuts like these… What more do you need? Commentby PudwackerSuxMWS— 10/16/06@ 7:21 am

    Sucker: Please post how Puddybud is me? URL proof not pulling it from your anus located single brain cell. Otherwise STFU.

  63. 364

    Mike Webb Sucks spews:

    Sucker: Once again your posts prove the undeniable fact of moonbats: NO BRAINS!

  64. 365

    Mike Barer spews:

    I notice that the Republicans don’t sign there names. Quite frankly, I can’t blame them.

  65. 366

    Michael Caine spews:

    At the Seattle Times/KUOW debate your opponent, Darcy Burner, asked a question regarding a statement you made at the May 20th Mainstream Republican Breakfast, “So when the leadership comes to me and says Dave we need you take a vote over here because we want to protect you and keep this majority, I do it.” She asked Reichert if he was lying then or is he lying now about being independent. He has never answered the question. The Seattle Times never bothered to verify that he said it by going and watching his speech at:

    http://www.tvw.org/search/site.....Washington

    Instead they accused Darcy Burner of being mean-spirited by even asking the question. Never bothering to mention that Reichert’s campaign has been slandering her as a mother for months.

  66. 368

    Kiroking spews:

    # 102

    Give to the Darcy Fund…..Darcy NEEDS more people like you !!1

    Give Give Give, till you can give no more…..Darcy NEEDS YOU!!

“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO

The Seahawks are off today and I’m back with a vengeance, so strap on your helmut and get ready to butt heads with me on an action-packed “The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO, 7PM to 10PM.

7PM: Is the Republican Party in the midst of major meltdown? University of Maryland associate professor of political science Thomas Schaller joins me to discuss the latest developments in the Mark Foley House Page scandal, and the impact it is having on Capitol Hill and in congressional races nationwide. Schaller’s just released new book, “Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South” seems downright prescient in light the suddenly competitive races in WA-05, ID-01 and other supposed Republican strongholds in the rural West.

8PM: Peace activist Cindy Sheehan joins me to talk about her new book, “Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey through Heartache to Activism.” Sheehan’s dramatic month-long vigil outside President Bush’s “ranch” in Crawford, TX transformed her from a grieving mom into the symbol of a nascent anti-war movement, ultimately focusing national attention on the moral implications of our war in Iraq. Sheehan is one of those unusual figures who generates both heartfelt praise and sometimes vicious, hateful criticism. If you’ve got a question for the controversial activist, here’s your chance.

9PM: Lock your desk drawers KIRO colleagues, for local radio’s most hated snoop is in the building! Michael Hood of the much-despised, inside-radio blog blatherWatch will join me in the studio… but we won’t be engaging in any radio industry rumor mongering. Instead we’ll be discussing Rep. Dave Reichert, and his undeserved, self-inflated, law enforcement reputation. Fresh on the heals of the Seattle P-I’s excellent exploration of Reichert’s record in the King County Sheriff’s department, Hood will give us a sneak peak at his long awaited expose on “The Sheriff’s” real role in catching the Green River Killer.

Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).

Comments

  1. 369

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    “And why not make something up. Hell, I know, claim that Hillary Clinton called Dick Morris a jew bastard.”

    Commentby Doctor Maf54 Kennedy Esq.— [The quote was “FUCKING JEW BASTARD!” Get it right!!!……BTW, Ask Dick Morris……]

  2. 370

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Mexican fishermen captured a 7.5-foot crocodile in the Rio Grande, the river that divides part of Mexico and the United States, authorities reported on Sunday. Illegal migrants from Mexico frequently swim or ride inner tubes across the Rio Grande to reach the United States. Crocodiles do not normally inhabit the river, and authorities suspect it may have been brought to the area as a pet and then… [……………..It may be hard for illegals to vote Democrat while in the middle of a crocodile “death roll”. Still, many dead Democrats vote, so I don’t see the DNC getting to worked up over this issue.]

  3. 371

    Doctor Maf54 Kennedy Esq. spews:

    JCH:

    Smart, distract them with a case from thirty years ago. Good ploy.

    And why not make something up. Hell, I know, claim that Hillary Clinton called Dick Morris a jew bastard. That old lie might work one last time.

    However, why are you projecting about gay affairs? Are you jealous that you are stuck servicing sailors? I bet if you tried hard enough, you could find a nice Republican to “plumb your depths.” [hehe]

  4. 372

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    And how did Democrats who served with a congressman named Gerry Studds now step forward and express shock over Mr. Foley‘s disgusting behavior? After all, their colleague, Chairman Studds, sodomized a 17-year-old boy [now poster GBS] in his Georgetown apartment, and then he took the congressional page to Portugal to carry on his illicit affair in Europe. [………………………………………………………………..GBS, how was Portugal?]

  5. 373

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Monkey Jr. Pophalous, How much does each welfare food stamp Democrat loser cost the taxpayers? hehe, JCH

  6. 374

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Maybe if Maddie Albright danced with the little Democrat mother fucker Kim Il-Jong again??? One Trident: problem solved.

  7. 375

    Monkey Jr. Pophalous spews:

    Revoking the Corporation
    Why do people think they need (must have!) corporations to survive?
    People used to think they couldn’t have a government without sanction from a king, who presumably was granted his power to rule by God, and passed the authority on to others — like, the Sheriff of Nottingham. This is how effective corporate propaganda has been: that most people cannot envision life, order, and prosperity without gigantic corporations organizing every facet of it.
    Consider this: In 1997 corporations worldwide caused $2.6 trillion dollars of damage, which they passed on to the world society at large. At the same time, they created $520 billion dollars of profit which they kept for themselves and their richest stock owners.
    This is not good business on the part of world society and getting rid of these corporations is the highest priority we as world citizens have.

  8. 376

    Monkey Jr. Pophalous spews:

    Each Wal-Mart employee costs you $2,000
    According to the KEA Reporter, “the official letter of the Kent Education Association”:
    “*Wal-Marts anti-union, low wage, low-benefit policies have left its employees in need of hundreds of millions of dollars in public aid for various health-care and social safety net programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing.
    * A congressional report estimates that the typical Wal-Mart store costs the federal taxpayers $420,750 a year– more than $2,000 per employee.
    * Many of our students and their families suffer harm as a result of Wal-Mart’s poverty level wages and benefits. The WEA Children’s fund is therefore at cross-purposes when members use the fund to shop at Wal-Mart.”
    The only organization opposing the WEA is the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, an anti-union and anti public school organization that is partially funded by Wal-Mart through the Walton Family Foundation. The Olympia based organization is also partially funded by Richard Mellon Scaife, although the organization claims to be a grass-roots WA organization that is funded by in- state contributions.

  9. 377

    Monkey Jr. Pophalous spews:

    Word to Conservatives: “Everything you Know is Wrong”
    Here is a great quote from an interesting blog that I ran across:
    “Given such severe cognitive deficits,Conservatives are prone to perseveration on a pathological level. Sadly,it’s all too easy to reduce the substance of Conservative arguments to these simple terms:
    *Hillary
    *Tax and spend Liberals
    *You hate America
    *Liberal Media
    *Bill Clinton lied about a blow job
    *Big Government
    *Personal Responsibility
    *Socialistic Program
    *From my cold dead hands
    *Gays are destroying the country”

    To this list I would ad only one thing:
    *Christian hating
    When you are accused of this you’re not merely disagreeing with their politics, you’re gratuitously attacking their religion.

  10. 378

    Monkey Jr. Pophalous spews:

    “Outposts of Tyranny”
    “…Stripped of social coloring and modern legal restraints, the arrangement for work in modern America resembles the same terms that functioned during feudalism. But this is more than an echo from distant times. The employment system is the defining structure for maintaining a still dominant hierarchy among citizens, those with stunted rights and those with expansive power over others.”
    “Where did citizens learn the resignation and cynicism that leads them to withdraw as active citizens? They learned it at the office; they learned it on the shop floor. The real-life education in who has the power and who doesn’t creates a formidable barrier to ever establishing an authentic democracy in which Americans are genuinely represented and engaged. The socialization of powerlessness is probably far more damaging to politics than the special-interest campaign money or the emptiness of television advertising.” William Greider from, “The Soul of Capitalism”
    Maybe we should tend to our own garden before we attempt to tend to the rest of the worlds. What was it that that esteemed Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower, warned us against? He warned in his farewell to the nation address, in substance, to
    beware the military-industrial complex!

  11. 379

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    Why is that draft dodging coward Bush afraid of N. Korea? We went to war in Iraq because Saddaam WANTED a nuke. Hell the guy in N. Korea HAS a nuke. Why hasn’t baby Bush invaded N. Korea? Could it be that they don’t have any oil?

  12. 380

    Dan Rather spews:

    Clinton road on the coat tails of the Reagan/Bush economy. Then he handed to GW when it was going down the toilet.

  13. 381

    Monkey Jr. Pophalous spews:

    …social security mess Ronald Reagan’s fault!
    The current mess with Social Security began in 1983 in the administration of Ronald Reagan. Under Reagan’s direction Social Security withholding was doubled. The excuse for doing this was that because of the size of the baby boomer generation a “surplus” of funds would be needed to take care of the BOOMERS in their retirement years. The surplus was supposed to be what Reagan called “a trust fund” which would enable the country to pay the baby boomers their promised retirement without unduly strapping the upcoming Generation-X. Reagan, of course, spent the money as fast as he could get it on unapproved and even illegal operations—- calling the funds a “surplus” that he was free to spend in any way he saw fit. Now we have another Republican president who wants to tamper with your retirement money. If you think you’ll ever see any of the funds you put into your “private SS account” you are seriously mistaken.
    My sources for this information are:
    Ronald Reagan, “Remarks on Signing the Social Security Amendments”-1983, from: The Public Papers of Ronald Reagan.
    “Bush’s Financial Folly”, the New York Times”, 2-15-’05.

  14. 382

    Dan Rather spews:

    54

    Speaking of which Reagan did an excellent job fixing this country after Carter. Carter was an absolute disaster. Thank god he only got four years.

  15. 383

    Dan Rather spews:

    I thought Bill Clinton’s Maddie Albright took care of the North Korean problem. [hehe, JCH]

    They did, than GWB messed it up.

    Commentby JDB— 10/8/06@ 9:08 pm

    Yep, they gave them lots of technology and money and stuck their heads in the sand and waited for the next guy to fix the problem. Of course in North Korea’s case it was to late. The dems dont fix problems they just make them worse.

  16. 384

    Reality Check spews:

    Air America…NOT looking too good, at the moment. Or for the last several moments…..

  17. 385

    Monkey Jr. Pophalous spews:

    I Hate Ronald Reagan
    Corporate taxes under Reagan and now GWB have reached their lowest point since 1929. This fact alone should give any reasonable person a good idea where things are headed in this country and the world. Corporations, who DO use water, electricity, garbage collection services and all the other things provided by government through taxes, are now taxed at a lower rate than individuals are. They also receive special discounts on the resources that they use. This trend in America, for individual citizens to pay for the services used and the collateral environmental damage caused by corporations through their payroll taxes, began in the administration of Ronald Reagan. The now discredited theory used to describe this situation was aptly called the “Trickle Down Theory.” We were promised a trickle and we did not get even that. Real wages, after adjustment for inflation, fell in the Reagan years as they have in both Bush administrations. -(1)-
    Labor was also hard hit during the Reagan administration
    After Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers for striking for better working conditions and hired permanent replacements, corporate employers followed suit, thereby, for all intents and purposes, emasculating the Labor movement and turning the clock back on the decades of progress made for the American working man. Far from being upset by these developments the majority of voters inexplicably were enthused by them.-(2)-
    So, during the Reagan years taxes were lowered on the upper 1% of the income tier, thereby increasing their wealth tremendously, and those in the lower income tiers received meaningless decreases accompanied by a DOUBLING of withholding on their Social Security. In addition, the Reagan administration could spend this “surplus” on whatever they chose. And they did– every cent of it– with no accountability to anyone but themselves. One of the things that they spent the money on was right wing death squads south of the border. They also spent the money that they acquired illegally through arms sales to the Iranians on similar projects south of the border. This was the famous Iran-Contra scandal that many of Reagan’s minions were convicted of master- minding and participating in. Reagan, of course, alleged that he had no memory of these dealings-(3)-, hence his other popular moniker: “The Great Forgetter”, a name that would prove to be ironically apropos in the ensuing years.
    Reagan,as well as George W. Bush, ostensibly believe in smaller government, a strong military, lower taxes, and a balanced budget. However, both presidents have lowered taxes for the rich, increased military spending, and almost paradoxically created larger government and crippling budget deficits.-(4)- which they then leave for their successors to deal with. My belief is that these presidents did and do believe in a weak and small government and concurrent unanswerable and vast power in “private” multi-national corporations. The strategy now is to weaken our government,which is the only force powerful enough to control the corporations, by deliberately bankrupting it. There is no other reasonable explanation for their behavior.
    This is why I hate Ronald Reagan.
    Knowing these things, would you consider Reagan to have been a patriot, a knowing traitor, or an unwitting dupe of huge corporate interests? This fracturing of governmental power is a worldwide phenomenon and the way it’s being done is similar in many respects for the different countries involved. The power vacuum is, of course, being taken up by huge multi-national corporations. This is what is being referred to by scholars who know as “the New Feudalism.” But that is a topic for a different post.
    -1- Mark Weisbrot,”Ronald Reagan’s Legacy”, Knight-Ridder,6-7-2002.
    -2- Randy Schweitz, NATCA press release, 1-28-1997.
    -3- P. Kunhardt, Jr., The American Presidency (NY, Riverhead Books,
    1999), pp. 292-301.
    -4- Joe Strupp, “Ronald Reagan: still the teflon president”, in Editor and
    Publisher, 6-8-2004.

  18. 386

    JDB spews:

    Of course now if it is proven that North Korea has a working bomb, we know what Bush will do:

    Invade Venezuela!

  19. 387

    JDB spews:

    I thought Bill Clinton’s Maddie Albright took care of the North Korean problem. [hehe, JCH]

    They did, than GWB messed it up.

    But let’s get our excuses down right with North Korea:

    10) It’s Nancy Pelosi’s fault.

    9) It’s Bill Clinton’s fault.

    8) Rumsfeld was really, really hung over at the time, but we are checking him into rehab

    7) Jimmy Carter!

    6) George W. Bush was molested as a child.

    5) Hillary!!!

    4) Gay Marriage

    3) Robert Byrd was in the Klan 60 years ago.

    2) The Kennedys

    1) It’s all Bill Clinton’s fault!!!

  20. 388

    Dan Rather spews:

    One gun and one bullet can do more to solve crime then a city full of liberal,concerned,democrat guvmint workers. Just more proof that if you vote democrat you deserve what you get(crime).

  21. 389

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Will the left wing wacko Democrats protest the North Koreans for doing a nuke test??????????………Nooooooooooooooooooooo, because the Left Loooooooooooooves Communists.

  22. 390

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    I thought Bill Clinton’s Maddie Albright took care of the North Korean problem. [hehe, JCH]

  23. 391

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    If North Korean had a problem with the test, will Democrat Bernie Schwarzsteinberg of Loral lend them a hand?

  24. 392

    Dan Rather spews:

    Good job, George W. We now know where the WMD are-

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea said Monday it has performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test. The country’s official Korean Central News Agency said the test was performed successfully and there was no radioactive leakage from the site.

    Commentby K— 10/8/06@ 8:50 pm

    Yeah where is Carter and Clinton when you need them. We need to give billions to N Korea to stop this right now. hehehe

  25. 393

    Dan Rather spews:

    How much do you want to bet the crime around Westlake will go way down in the next couple months. It is amazing what one gun and one bullet can do to cut crime. heehehe

  26. 394

    K spews:

    Good job, George W. We now know where the WMD are-

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday it has performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test. The country’s official Korean Central News Agency said the test was performed successfully and there was no radioactive leakage from the site.

  27. 396

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    The Dow Jones has taken six years to recover to the same level it held when Bush took office. The other stock indices are still below that level.

    Actually it just hit a record, but we dont need to talk about it.

    Commentby Dan Rather […………..Dan, 9/11 never happened, but if it did, Nancy Pelosi has assured us that Bush and Newt were flying the planes.]

  28. 397

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    JCH:

    Don’t worry about them Hispanics voting. We have the voting machines programed to throw out all the ethnic sounding names. Just good white people like us get to vote.

    Commentby Doctor Maf54 Kennedy, ESQ.— [……….No ID, no vote. That should trim the illegal Democrat votes by a few million.]

  29. 398

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Havana – The ailing Fidel Castro is not dying but is recovering from an illness, his younger brother and Cuba’s acting president said Sunday in response to rumors that the leader was on his deathbed. /break/ ”He is not dying like some of the press in Miami is saying,” Raul Castro told a youth congress in Havana. ”He is constantly getting better.” The younger Castro said Fidel has a telephone next to him ”and he’s using it more and more every day.” […………Organs may be needed to save “progressive” Fidel. Francine Busby-Democrat Cali, Why not donate anything but your brain for the “progressive [communist] cause???]

  30. 399

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Union companies are laying off…………WAL-MART is hiring thousands. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………….

  31. 400

    Dan Rather spews:

    I wonder what the unemployment figures are for See BS,Air America, NY Times ect. The dems better do a bail out for the MSM soon because the liberal drivel isnt selling.

  32. 401

    Dan Rather spews:

    The Dow Jones has taken six years to recover to the same level it held when Bush took office. The other stock indices are still below that level.

    Actually it just hit a record, but we dont need to talk about it.

  33. 402

    Dan \"Whats the frequency\" Ke spews:

    Time to ask the question Reagan made famous in 1980: Are you better off now than you were six years ago?

    Well I am sure the hell not. But again the last six years have been tough on us lying,leftist, democratic hacks.

  34. 403

    Francine Busby-Democrat Cali spews:

    JCH:

    Don’t worry about them Hispanics voting. We have the voting machines programed to throw out all the ethnic sounding names. Just good white people like us get to vote.

    Commentby Doctor Maf54 Kennedy, ESQ.— 10/8/06@ 7:16 pm

    You tell em Maf54. And remember just because you are illegal dont mean you cant vot…. I mean help.

  35. 407

    Doctor Maf54 Kennedy, ESQ. spews:

    JCH:

    Don’t worry about them Hispanics voting. We have the voting machines programed to throw out all the ethnic sounding names. Just good white people like us get to vote.

  36. 409

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Mexican fishermen captured a 7.5-foot crocodile in the Rio Grande, the river that divides part of Mexico and the United States, authorities reported on Sunday. Illegal migrants from Mexico frequently swim or ride inner tubes across the Rio Grande to reach the United States. Crocodiles do not normally inhabit the river, and authorities suspect it may have been brought to the area as a pet and then… [………………………………………………Can Jewish Democrat lawyers sue crocodiles for not respecting the civil rights of illegal alien Democrats-to-be? If the coc eats the illegal Mexican, can the illegal still vote Democrat from inside the crocodile? hehe, JCH]

  37. 410

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    Union endorsements don’t tell the whole story. I’ve rarely voted with my union on many candidates . . .

    Commentby skagit […..You, In a union? Gee, what a fucking surprise!!!! hehe, JCH]

  38. 411

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    It must just be killing these right wing turds to be taking such a terrible beating. Personally, it’s been one of the best weeks of my life.

  39. 412

    Don Joe spews:

    MTR,

    Are you still enamored with those unemployment numbers? Have you not also noticed that payroll figures for the same period have gone down? What does that tell you?

    By the way, the unemployment rate is a ratio, which means it has both a numerator and a denominator. One way for the unemployment rate to go down is if the denominator changes, i.e. if people actually leave the work force. Have you checked to see what any non-partisan Economists have to say these unemployment figures?

  40. 413

    rhp6033 spews:

    Time to ask the question Reagan made famous in 1980: Are you better off now than you were six years ago?

    Since Bush has taken office:

    The Dow Jones has taken six years to recover to the same level it held when Bush took office. The other stock indices are still below that level.

    Unemployment is higher.

    Inflation increased, and housing costs and oil have doubled (even with the latest price drop).

    Our military is directly involved in a multi-year occupation role in a mideast country with a strong insurgency.

  41. 414

    rhp6033 spews:

    Remember Rove’s aid, the one who just resigned because she had accepted multiple gifts from Abromahoff in excess of the $20.00 limit? At first she argued that the rules didn’t apply to her, because she didn’t consider him a lobbyist, but instead considered him a “friend”.

    Gee, somehow that makes it better?

  42. 415

    rhp6033 spews:

    News Item:

    “Saturday, October 7, 2006

    5 more GOP seats found at risk in election
    Foley scandal cuts support among core groups, analysts say

    By ADAM NAGOURNEY
    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    WASHINGTON — At least five more GOP congressional seats are now in serious contention, analysts said Friday, an unwelcome development for Republicans as they begin trying to confront a political environment further darkened for them by the congressional page scandal….

    Democrats need to capture 15 House seats to take control of Congress next fall; until the last week or two, about 40 Republican seats had been judged to be in play, of which 20 had been considered to be highly competitive. But analysts said at least five more — and as many as eight — Republican seats have now swung firmly into play, as part of the general souring of the electoral environment.”

  43. 416

    GBS spews:

    One Trident: problem solved.

    Commentby Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ— 10/8/06@ 11:04 pm

    There you go again, JCH, proving you can’t comprehend complex matters.

    As President Clinton said “Strength and wisdom are not opposing forces, in fact, they go hand in hand.”

    It’s this narrow minded, little dick syndrome type of thinking that has gotten the Untied States in the bind that we find ourselves in today.

    In a few weeks, however, the adults with critical thinking skills will be back in power in congress to bring this train wreck to a halt.

    JCH, the Republican party and people like you are about to become irrelevant in the political landscape of our great nation.

    Nancy Pelosi, subpoena power and the force of law behind her, the Republican’s ultimate nightmarish Hell is about to come true.

  44. 417

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    Ms. Cynical has never left. The name’s different but the anti-american, cowardly point of view is the same.

  45. 418

    My Left Foot spews:

    2

    I see our friend Mr Cynical is back with a new monkiker. Welcome back Cyniclown. Ye were not missed!

  46. 420

    skagit spews:

    Hey, I just read that Seattle PI article and it wasn’t bad. Just the usual sour grapes from different sides . . . and some exaggerating. Par for the course for any politico or celeb!

    In fact, I was surprised that I found myself liking Reichert better than before. He’s authentic . . . he was fully invested and caring. So, he gets really intense in everything and the everything is now “politics” folks. So, he’s doing up right! He is in a political world and he’s trying to learn from the guys that are there . . . not so stupid.

    Except that he’s a little late to depend on the guys that are there . . . they’re about to be gone!

    I like the guy. Ok?

  47. 421

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are hoping Hispanic voters will help them win control of Congress in midterm elections next month, and are promising help for immigrants in return. Turnout is historically low for this swelling segment of the US electorate, but the community showed its political potential with massive demonstrations on immigration reform earlier this year — and the Republican-controlled Congress has delivered little joy on their top issue. []……….No IDs are needed!! Just get out the illegal votes!!!!! hehe, JCH]

  48. 422

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are hoping Hispanic voters will help them win control of Congress in midterm elections next month, and are promising help for immigrants in return. Turnout is historically low for this swelling segment of the US electorate, but the community showed its political potential with massive demonstrations on immigration reform earlier this year — and the Republican-controlled Congress has delivered little joy on their top issue. []……….No IDs are needed!! Just get out the illegal votes!!!!! hehe, JCH]

  49. 423

    skagit spews:

    Union endorsements don’t tell the whole story. I’ve rarely voted with my union on many candidates . . . I will usually stick with the left but not always with an endorsed candadate.

  50. 425

    Union Fireman spews:

    Oh yeah, and MaMa Hate, before you start talking about how Reichert is bad, and us Firemen are to stupid to know what we are talking about when it comes to our own issues…

    http://www.iaff.org/across/new.....206DHS.htm

    Who’s name is that at the bottom? Oh yeah, it’s the guy who got endorse by the IAFF (International Association of Firefighters). Damn, don’t you hate it when you realize that your candidate couldn’t even get the endorsement of an organization that is part of the AFL-CIO.

  51. 427

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    JDB you just beat me to the punch on that one. Looks like Allen is not just a racist, he’s a crook too.

  52. 428

    JDB spews:

    For the past five years, Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record), has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company. The Virginia Republican also asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200.....NlYwNtdHM-

    Just keeps getting worse and worse for the GOP. I wouldn’t be surprise if some of our friendly neighborhood wingnuts blow a gasket in the next few weeks. Heck, at this point, when Karl Rove gets around to his October Surprise, no one is even going to pay attention.

  53. 429

    Union Fireman spews:

    Just a quick question, if Reichert is so bad, then how come he keeps getting the endorsement(s) of First Responder organizations, while Darcy gets endorsed from the usual suspects? Added to the fact, that these endorsements come from LABOR organizations. Don’t they usually endorse dems?

  54. 430

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Looks like your hero Fidel will be worm food in a few months. http://www.ibnlive.com/news/cu.....501-2.html The world will be a better place without him.

    I think we should send a batallion of women soldiers to Cuber to take over the country and continue our proud tradition of spreading freedom.

  55. 433

    Union Fireman spews:

    Nice link, but where is Reichert quoted saying he agrees with the signing statement? Oh wait, I guess that would be when he pushed for David Paulison to head FEMA. David is the former director of the USFA and a great leader. Oh wait, he is a former fireman, so I guess he probally doesn’t know our issues as well as someone like you, huh? Once again, signing statement or not, it was enacted into law. Tell me once again where a member of the House of Reps, can tell the President he can’t issue a signing statement. I missed that day in Constitutional Law. Go crawl under you rock and realize that Firefighters and Police endorsed the best person for the Job. Want more proof? Contact the organizations that endorsed him and ask them personally. Or are you afraid that you may actually learn that Congressman reichert is the best person for the job?

  56. 434

    Daddy Love spews:

    Union Firefighter

    Followed your link. Too bad that when Bush signed the Homeland Security bill he added a “signing statement” stating that he could ignore it, particularly the provision that “ensures that FEMA will be headed by a experienced emergency manager.” Bush maintins that Bush maintains that “under his interpretation of the Constitution, the FEMA provision interfered with his power to make personnel decisions.” But you got the bill. Hooray. Too bad it’s meaningless.

    And your boy Dave Reichert will just roll over for him when he DOES ignore it.

    AND the IAFF left out the part where Dave’s pet project got cut. But of course they did. They’d look like idiots endorsing him if they mentioned it.

    Good job on the endorsement.

  57. 435

    skagit spews:

    Goldy,I’m sorry babe, but I don’t think many people were listening by the time your 9 pm hour came around. That 8 pm hour was pathetic! You really need to study radio sweetie. Remember the cub scout pledge? I think it was to “be prepared.”

    I stuck around but it was because I was working and had little choice in the matter!

    I like you and sure hope you can get it together!

  58. 436

    Daddy Love spews:

    74 Union Firefighter

    Why don’t you tell me? ARE you too dumb to know that Dave Reichert wimped out on his most strident campaign promise?

  59. 437

    Union Fireman spews:

    MaMa Hate,

    And the link I gave you was recent. He is also praised in the latest edition of “International Firefighter”, our quarterly periodical.

    So your basic arguement is that us poor dumb first responders don’t know what legislation we want passed? He has been endorsed by yet another firefighter local and at least 2 police locals since the legislation passed. Any idea how/why that would happen?

    As far as us endorsing him because he’s a cop, then why did we endorse Dave Ross last time?

  60. 438

    Free Speech spews:

    But I thought you said you were declared a terrorist and were going to be sent to Gitmo. I thought the Rightwing Nazi’s were going to shut you down. Yet here you are, day after day on your blog and on the radio.

    You are a LIAR Clownstein – peddling fear to make yourself a media name.

  61. 440

    Daddy Love spews:

    12 Union Firefighter

    Was the “MaMa Hate” comment directed at me? Wow, I had no idea I was up against the sharp ripostes of such an expert verbal swordsman. Ohh, ouch. Surely I cannot withstand your withering scorn and creative and colorful nicknames.

  62. 441

    Daddy Love spews:

    78 Union Firefighter

    Who said Reichert agreed with the signing statement? I said HE DOESN’T HAVE THE BALLS TO STAND UP THE THE PRESIDENT WHEN BUSH IGNORES THEIR LAW. That’s that I said.

    And I don’t have a “rock.” I live in an Eastiside condominium unit. Volunteering for and voting for Darcy Burner.

  63. 442

    ManofTruth spews:

    Hood will give us a sneak peak at his long awaited expose on “The Sheriff’s” real role in catching the Green River Killer.

    I`m sure you really mean Rubber Stamp Reichert`s road blocking of a real investigation until it was favorable for him to “solve” the case

  64. 443

    For the Clueless spews:

    Norm Maleng sings Reichert’s praises in that article. I’ve voted for Maleng for years.

    After Sotelo and this article – no more! Will a Democrat please step up and replace this guy?

  65. 444

    phentermine spews:

    Schaffner,Corinthian convulsion Apollo colonization ciphertext,overhang,text executional

  66. 445

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    I think you should have the Man Boy Love Association on to find out just how many of their founding members are republicans.

  67. 446

    Daddy Love spews:

    8 Union Firefighter

    Reichert is one of them (that is, a so-called “first responder”), and he has promised to make their concerns a priority.

    It looks like he received their endorsements before his cowardly cave-in to his party on his signature issue: passing legislation so that first reponders will all have the equipment and bandwidth to guarantee communication across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries (police with fire, Coast guard with police, etc.). Dave promised to make it a reality, but when the rubber met the road the Republicans cut it out of the Homeland Security bill (liek we needed to wait ’til 2006 for this anyway)and Dave folded like a K-Mart deck chair.

  68. 447

    skagit spews:

    Hey, JDB, can’t believe nobody else complimented you on that TOP TEN WHO TO BLAME list! It cracked me up! No rightwing teeny-tiny brainiac could possibly be so creative. Thanks for a laugh on the left!

  69. 448

    For the Clueless spews:

    pbj shill @ 2 –

    It’s up to Shrubya and Darth Cheney to pull the trigger on Goldy. Luckily for you this is a blue state and they probably don’t care. WA state is too away from the corruption in D.C. for those clowns to give it a second thought.

  70. 449

    Doctor JCH Kennedy, ESQ spews:

    JCH, the Republican party and people like you are about to become irrelevant in the political landscape of our great nation.

    Commentby GBS […………………………………………….Er, GBS, The Republicans pay the bills. The Democrats welfare hacks, “guvment” employees, union thugs and illegals are all Democrat parasites and will starve when we, thge producers, become “irrelevant”. Atlas will Shrugged, and you libs will need to tax each other. That will be fun to watch.]

  71. 450

    For the Clueless spews:

    Oh my dog! Everybody has to read that P-I story on Reichert…

    How can anyone vote for that empty-suit self-promoter? Must be the hair..

    Read it now!

  72. 451

    Daddy Love spews:

    Thanks to a landmark agreement brokered by the Clinton administration, North Korea’s spent fuel rods were locked in a storage facility under the monitoring of international weapons inspectors from 1994 to 2002. But the Bush administration would have none of a successfully negotiated containment. After all, just because the Republican Congress stiffed NK on the light-water reactor and oil shipments we promised in 1994, they had no right to possibly begin the slow, expensive, painstaking process of enriching uranium.

    Well, we showed them. After a few shrill diplomatic exchanges over the uranium enrichment (which they admitted), Pyongyang upped the ante. The North Koreans expelled the international inspectors, broke the locks on their fuel rods, loaded them onto a truck, and drove them to a nearby reprocessing facility, to be converted into bomb-grade plutonium.

    The Bush White House stood by and did nothing.

    And that, boys and girls, is the story of “how we got here.”

“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO

The sun is shining, the Seahawks are demolishing the hated Giants… what better way to celebrate than to kick back with a cold beer and “The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO, 7PM to 10PM?

7PM: Is it time we stop electing judges? The Seattle P-I thinks so, and I agree. We dodged a bullet Tuesday in the Alexander-Groen race when WA voters rejected a $2 million smear campaign against a sitting, centrist justice, but that’s just a hint at the kind of special interest and out of state money putting the independence of our courts at risk. Don’t believe me? Former WA Insurance Commissioner Deborah Senn will join me to talk about the $1.5 million the US Chamber of Commerce spent to defeat her (read “The Secret Chamber“,) and the hundreds of millions they’ve spent to elect right-wing judges nationwide.

8PM: Tunnel, rebuild, or no-build? Now that the latest cost estimates have come in, it doesn’t look like we can replace both the Alaska Way Viaduct and the 520 floating bridge for much less than $9 billion, raising the question of whether we can afford to replace them at all. The Stranger’s transportation maven, Erica C. Barnett joins me to discuss our region’s transportation quandary. We’ll also be joined by an advocate of the controversial “surface street” option, which essentially replaces the Viaduct with, um… nothing.

9PM: Is torture an American value? President Bush and the Republican leadership seem to think so, and so far the American people have failed to rise up in protest. David Neiwert of the blog Orcinus says the President is leading our nation into a “moral abyss,” and he pins part of the blame on the “abysmal […] performance of the press.” David will join me in the studio to take your calls.

Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).

Comments

  1. 452

    Anonymous spews:

    carl is a whipped little mini-male who needs to denigrate others to make himself big. Ignore him.

    He has a lot in common with Kerry… they both have mommies named Teresa

    BTW, americafirst, did mini-male ever show up at the bar? Did he have a note from Teresa?

  2. 454

    Anonymous spews:

    wi’ant ya advertising your name any longer…. wi’ant ya, coward?

    I always though Jeane was a nice niddle name, do you?

  3. 455

    My Left Foot spews:

    132 Give me a break… you swagger your name, your wifes name, her job… all the while forgetting your in the phone book you embecile.

    Comment by Anonymous — 9/24/06 @ 10:43 pm

    Dear Mr. Anonymous,

    Embecile? You dumb fucking moron. Spell check is a great tool. IMBECILE is the correct spelling. For the definition, look in any mirror.

    My phone here has not rung. No car coming up the road to the house. Hmmmmmmm…

    You can’t play with cards you don’t have, anonymous.

  4. 456

    Anonymous spews:

    sorry dolt, you listened to the NYTLiars again, didn’t you? you might want to read the entire report, dolt, rather than cherry picking your favorite koolaid flavor from it… kinda like the NYTLiars did.

  5. 457

    jaybo spews:

    This is why the U.N. is a waste of our time…..

    TIBNIN, Lebanon, Sept. 24 — One month after a United Nations Security Council resolution ended a 34-day war between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia, members of the international force sent to help keep the peace say their mission is defined more by what they cannot do than by what they can.

    The New York Times
    United Nations officials in Tibnin say part of their job is to stay neutral.

    They say they cannot set up checkpoints, search cars, homes or businesses or detain suspects. If they see a truck transporting missiles, for example, they say they can not stop it. They cannot do any of this, they say, because under their interpretation of the Security Council resolution that deployed them, they must first be authorized to take such action by the Lebanese Army.
    The job of the United Nations force, and commanders in the field repeat this like a mantra, is to respect Lebanese sovereignty by supporting the Lebanese Army. They will only do what the Lebanese authorities ask.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09.....r=homepage

  6. 458

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Oh you’re not pbj? Goldy said you changed your handle? Cough it up coward. Commentby For the Clueless— 9/24/06@ 6:44 pm

    Either you are a liar or Goldy is breaking his pledge. I kind of trust you being the liar, searching for who posted those wonderful links.

  7. 459

    Anonymous spews:

    My phone here has not rung. No car coming up the road to the house. Hmmmmmmm…

    You can’t play with cards you don’t have, anonymous. -Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 11:25 pm

    Tsk, tsk,tsk ‘carl’… caller ID and *69… I think not sweetcheeks.

    But I’ll tell you what…. teh very next time I come to the Costco out your way… you know the one, next to Home depot, across from Lowes and caddy-corner from that brand new shopping center… I’ll swing on by… the E320 tooling and tooting past will be me. Be sure to give me the princess wave, sweetcheeks.

  8. 460

    Anonymous spews:

    MARA LIASSON, NPR: Well, I mean, eight years versus eight months — I think you could say he had a lot more time to try. He says he tried and failed. But he wants credit for trying. And I guess he feels sensitive that he’s being attacked by some people for not doing enough.

    I mean, in terms of being motivated by worrying about his legacy, I mean, legacies take a long time to get settled. But right now, it doesn’t seem to me — and the reason why I was kind of mystified by Clinton’s outburst is that it doesn’t seem to me that the consensus is forming that he is somehow to blame for 9/11 more than the Bush administration.

  9. 461

    skagit spews:

    “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time . . .

  10. 463

    skagit spews:

    Skagit @ 105

    You stated: “When people put on a justices robes, they get ethical and honest. It works!”

    Evidently, it doesn’t work too well in New York.

    Commentby Richard Pope— 9/24/06@ 11:52 pm

    Disheartening, yes. This administration has made corruption the norm.

    But, it was outed – right? Do elections made it more or less corrupt? Are you going to be different? It was outed – right?

    So, what do you propose that will achieve better?

  11. 464

    sgmmac spews:

    Gidget,

    It isn’t splitting hairs, Bush did what his superiors told him he could do. His commander never reported him missing or AWOL. It is very common for reservists to miss drills for school, campaigns, and thousands of other reasons.

    The KEY is – was it an approved authorized absence? The answer is YES, it was approved by his commader.

  12. 465

    My Left Foot spews:

    MWS at too many to mention:

    Fuck you. No online dictionary that I checked has “purposedly” listed. It is an archaic word that you got lucky on. As for KKKlake, I don’t print and catalog what everyone says here. I deal with each thread each day and then move on. Here is something for you. USC class of ’78, magna cum laude. MBA, Marshall School of Business. Teresa likes me for my mind and my body.

    While I treasure my education, I did it mostly to please my mother, my heart was always in the military, my father was my hero. I enlisted, completed basic training, OCS was next, I received my commission as second lieutenant. The rest is now history.

    Now, take your silly ass and go sit down in the corner. You are not nearly as intelligent as you believe yourself to be. In fact, in matters of politics, human decency and manners, you are completely ignorant and devoid of any hope for improvement in this lifetime.

  13. 466

    ArtFart spews:

    I’d love to see the equivalent of a “surface street” option for dealing with 520…

  14. 467

    skagit spews:

    “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.

    Maybe a little purple rage would get your guy off his butt and off vacation. Think maybe?

  15. 468

    sgmmac spews:

    Bush “might” have caught him, Clinton “might” have caught him and Judges Bridges “might” have ordered a new election…..

    Might haves don’t change anything but your attitude when you get bitter thinking about what “might” have been.

  16. 469

    skagit spews:

    “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.

  17. 470

    Dan Rather spews:

    Bush never went awol……….

    You can claim it all you want to, but it isn’t a fact that is documented anywhere in his military records.

    Commentby sgmmac— 9/24/06@ 8:11 pm

    As a matter of fact I have stumble on some docum…… wait what was that Mary…… nevermind.

  18. 471

    My Left Foot spews:

    Instead of putting a former president on the defensive with regard to the “handling” of bin Laden, how about holding the current president accountable for his mishandling of the hunt for the world’s greatest terrorist, as well as for his exceptional deployment of weapons of “mass distraction.” Make no mistake, Iran is at least as irrelevant to the “war on terror” as Iraq. This administration’s jihad for global domination, whether it can be described as diabolical or otherwise, is at least as transparent as a Fox reporter’s efforts to pin the blame for global insurgency, and insurrection, on a previous president.

  19. 472

    My Left Foot spews:

    132

    Call me, if you think that there is only one Carl Grossman. I do swagger my name. I am man enough to back my words with my name, unlike you, anonymous. I only mentioned my wifes middle name and I am very proud of my family name and my wife. I am proud of the life I have led. Why don’t you drive on over and say hello. I will be at Danny’s on Friday, you are welcome too. No wife. Would not want her in harms way, should “something untoward” occur.

    Now, how about a name with your post? Guess not, no backbone, no name.

  20. 473

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Carl: KLake is career military. I realize the brain matter in the Grossman household resides in the female member and maybe the son, but try, try to remember facts!

  21. 474

    Daddy Love spews:

    Anon @ 13

    um, oh geee, maybe because he GWB wasn’t Prsident until 4 months after the Cole bombing…For that matter, when 9/11 happened he didn’t even have a complete cabinet in place.

    So when a US warship is attacked, the president receives warnings that Osama bun Laden wants to strike in the US, inteligence services are telling him that al Qaeda cells are operting in the US, terrorist chatter has increased exponentially and FBI and CAI are convinced that “something big” is in the works, outgoing Clinton administration officials warn them to focus on terrorism in general and bin Laden in particular, we’re supposed to give Idiot Boy a pass because he was “busy?” Is that what you’re asking us to do? Would you give Clinton the same courtesy?

    Bush was so busy, in fact, that he took August off, capping off that first busy, busy eight months in office during which period, according to the Washington Post, he was on vacation forty-two percent of the time.

  22. 475

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think it’s odd that Bush Sr. was having breakfast with Osama’s dad when the plane hit the tower? Commentby RightEqualsStupid— 9/24/06@ 7:47 pm

    LeftHisTurdLostHisBrain: You’re killing me. Mohammed Bin Laden has been dead for over a decade. Yer killin’ me!

    Ha ha ha ha he he he he ho ho ho ho!

  23. 476

    skagit spews:

    “It is over your head Skagit. Let the proffesionals worry about the hard news. Please just continue spewing the usual lefty drivel and nevermind.

    Commentby RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy— 9/24/06@ 9:44 pm”

    In other words, Rufuck, you don’t know what it means either. Kinda dark in that shithole isn’t it?

  24. 477

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Just a reminder. George Bush used coke, got arrested for DUI, ran THREE businesses that went bankrupt, went AWOL from the NG after using his dad’s influence to get to the front of the line, and then ran the most corrupt regime in US history.

    What a legacy.

  25. 479

    americafirst spews:

    Not only is reading comprehension a problem for you, so is your memory. I would expect a bigger person to apologize, but knowing the miserable, sad, depressed, lonely, bitch (c**t) you are, I won’t expect one from you.
    You self-righteous, sanctimonious skank. Let me see you defend yourself now.
    Go fuck yourself.
    Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 7:32 pm
    ===================================================
    Proud and Stupid Democrat Jew- You sure do have a lot to be proud about. That was a very clever post.

  26. 480

    skagit spews:

    The whole family’s got money, Smeg. You should know that. Do you think your Resident Idiot is poor . . . well, his dad is still alive. God help me!

    “Maybe if Clinton had kept his promise, an estimated 3,000 people in New York and Washington, DC that are now dead would be alive today.

    Commentby Anonymous— 9/24/06@ 7:18 pm

    ““So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.

    So maybe if Bush had spent some time on it, we’d have caught Bin Laden and approximately 3000 soldiers might be alive today.

  27. 481

    My Left Foot spews:

    Not much creedence given to anonymous posters who are not clever enough to come up with a moniker or man enough to use their real name.

    I do notice the deafening silence from proudofherfatuglylyingcheatingthreateningass. She must be drunk again (still). She types shit, then can’t remember typing it. Drunk or stupid? Which is it?

  28. 482

    sgmmac spews:

    At 2:15 p.m. Canadian custom agents, who do NOT carry guns, left all their posts for their personal safety.

    What a way to cut and run. I wonder how secure Canadians feel about their border security.

  29. 484

    Blog Man spews:

    Goldy is a Jew that should be taken off the air…there are too many…Medved, Goldy, Prager, Larry King, etc

  30. 485

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Proud and Stupid Democrat Jew- You sure do have a lot to be proud about. That was a very clever post. Commentby americafirst— 9/24/06@ 8:53 pm

    Everybody take a look at this. This is the new conservative American. Proud, are you? All that’s missing is the sheet and the nazi cross. Commentby skagit— 9/24/06@ 8:57 pm

    Interesting comeback skagit. Where are the moonbats with their liberal attacks on George Allen having Jewish blood? I went back and I didn’t find “The Skagit Report” here on AssesHorse when I first posted it!

    A refersher for skagit:

    I have family in the DC area. This Virginia race is interesting between Jim Webb and George Allen. Writing now on more of Goldie’s ignorance to the left and how they hate Jews look at this:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/...../20/AR2006 092001965.html

    Henrietta “Etty” Allen said Wednesday that she concealed her upbringing as a Jew in North Africa from her children, including Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), until a conversation across the dining room table in late August.

    She said Allen asked her directly about his Jewish heritage when he was in Los Angeles for a fundraiser. “We sat across the table and he said, ‘Mom, there’s a rumor that Pop-pop and Mom-mom were Jewish and so were you,’ ” she recalled, a day after Allen issued a statement acknowledging and embracing his Jewish roots as he campaigns for a second term in the U.S. Senate.

    At the table in Palos Verdes, Calif., Allen’s mother, who is 83, said she told her son the truth: That she had been raised as a Jew in Tunisia before moving to the United States. She said that she and the senator’s father, famed former Redskins coach George Allen, had wanted to protect their children from living with the fear that she had experienced during World War II. Her father, Felix Lumbroso, was imprisoned by the Nazis during the German occupation of Tunis.

    “What they put my father through. I always was fearful,” Etty Allen said in a telephone interview. “I didn’t want my children to have to go through that fear all the time. When I told Georgie, I said, ‘Now you don’t love me anymore.’ He said, ‘Mom, I respect you more than ever.’ ”

    Now see the moonbats in action:

    “George Allen’s New Jew Revue” http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/41884/

    “They seriously want us to believe that Allen never knew why his grandfather was thrown in a concentration camp?” [actually, yes –.ed] http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/9/19/164828/708

    “[Allen has] something against Jews” http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/9/19/164828/708

    “[either] 1) he’s an anti-Jewish bigot, or 2) he’s afraid he’ll lose the bubba vote if people think he’s a Jew.” http://www.dailykos.com/storyo.....123120/518

    “George Allen has a nasty, sadistic, vicious, violent streak” http://www.raisingkaine.com/sh.....aryId=4573

    “What did [George Allen’s mother] tell her son all these years, that her father was imprisoned by the Nazis because he was gay or a gypsy?” http://americablog.blogspot.co.....her-didnt- bother.html

    I always thought DailyKos was a racist son-of-a-bitch and his kool-aid drinkers like Clueless, Tree Frog Farmer, Goldie, McCrainium, and other Furballettes here are Black, Hispanic and Jewish racists. Their own blogs prove it in their posts.

    You lib boys had an opportunity to bury Macacas as one idiot here called himself. Then there was Monkey Fest http://www.qando.net/Details.aspx?Entry=4544
    where lefties dressed as monkies to mimic black people speaking to Allen?

    Puddy is oh so right! Leftist loony tune libruls hate minorities!

    Oh So Clueless and other Moonbats: Using Kos to make a point will continue to paint you as a racist. Do you want the public to measure you for what you are or whom you associate with? Don’t use that arcane Air Force Academy issue against us because you have a KOS problem.

    So Skagit just shut up! Kos is much more racist than anyone here, and widely read!

  31. 486

    Anonymous spews:

    why would Bush follow a plan by the party pres… what was the damend plan? hide in a closet with a fat intern?

  32. 487

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    WOS(aka Puddybud) – you’re insane. I’m going to beat you over the head every chance I get until you condemn the hard-core Christian theocratic anti-semites at CO Springs who are trying to dominate the U.S. Air Force and the rest of the military.
    Every chance! I never click on your lame links. If there’s anti-semitism on Kos, it’s been planted by YOUR side.
    ‘Cuz that’s your side’s style. Commentby For the Clueless— 9/25/06@ 8:17 am

    Oh So Clueless: Still waiting for you to prove I am Puddy. Did your concubine relate this to you? Do your friends know you’re a wife beater?

    Allen is still ahead:

    RCP Average 09/05 – 09/12 – 48.0 43.3 7.7 Allen +4.7
    Rasmussen 09/12 – 09/12 500 LV 50 43 7 Allen +7.0
    SurveyUSA 09/10 – 09/12 467 LV 48 45 4 Allen +3.0
    Mason-Dixon 09/05 – 09/07 625 LV 46 42 12 Allen +4.0

    http://www.realclearpolitics.c.....ce-14.html

  33. 488

    sgmmac spews:

    Gidget,

    All federal judges are appointed for life. In this state, they are elected, but still over 70% are appointed because of retirements, etc. If you want independent judges, the best way to get them is elections, not political appointments.

    Regardless of the hand wringing of Democrats, the federal appointments are working fairly well. There are some courts that lean left and some that lean right.

    If you want special interest out of politics, get rid of ALL PAC’s.

  34. 489

    skagit spews:

    “Bush never went awol……….

    You can claim it all you want to, but it isn’t a fact that is documented anywhere in his military records.

    Commentby sgmmac— 9/24/06@ 8:11 pm

    Don’t split hairs, Smeg, he went AWOL. He was absent working on daddy’s campaign. deception, deception, deception . . . man, you guys are good at it! You even fool yourselves.

  35. 490

    Anonymous spews:

    Cough it up coward.

    Commentby For the Clueless— 9/24/06@ 6:44 pm

    LMAO… oh the humor in the hypocrisy hurts!

  36. 492

    skagit spews:

    RUFUCK: “Most of the credit goes to the republican congress elected in 1994.”

    Oh, was that the Congress that signed the contract with America? That contract that was never completed . . .

  37. 493

    skagit spews:

    Smeg, you consent/approve when he/she comes up for reelection. You and Jim King! Honestly!

    That is precisely what I want to see changed. I want the money taken out of it. Judges should be nominated and approved and hang in for life in my opinion. That is the only way to insure that they are free of special interests.

    If they become corrupt or in some other way fail to do their jobs, they can be either impeached or criminally charged.

    Justice requires independence . . . and most judges – once in that honored position – do the ethical thing.

    If conservatives are in power, those appointments will likely be more conservative. If liberals are in power, those appointments will likely be more liberal. If both parties are in power – split government – probably very centrist judges will be approved.

    Finally, look at your own guy’s appointments to the Court, are they liberal? Did it work?

  38. 494

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    we are REJOICING over the clinton interview… and I don’t even like pbj’s let alone name myself after them

    you kids just aren’t as smart as you like to imagine.

    Commentby Anonymous— 9/24/06@ 6:40 pm

    The Clinton Freak-Out: ‘Um, Wow.’

    Commentby Anonymous— 9/24/06@ 6:43 pm

    Touch A Sore Spot, President Clinton?

    Commentby Anonymous— 9/24/06@ 6:43 pm

    I agree!!!! That was simply precious Anon. We need to save this for Clinton’s legacy file. hehehehe

  39. 495

    Anonymous spews:

    HUME: Let’s talk a little bit about the political will that existed in the country after 9/11. Bill Clinton didn’t have anything like that behind him when he was trying to do what he tried to do. So what could a president have done?

    If you look back at the first World Trade Center bombing, he was president; it was 1993. And he chose to treat that as a law enforcement matter.

    And, you know, in retrospect, he could’ve made a different decision. He could have sounded the call and said, “This is a major attack. It requires a major response.” He would’ve had to make a huge deal out of it and use the presidential megaphone to the fullest.

    The same is true after the bombings of the embassies. The same is true after the bombing of the Cole. He could’ve elevated those.

    The country would’ve swung behind him, as the country always does at times like that. The politicians probably would have, too. And he probably would’ve gotten what he needed to mount — the political effort needed to mount a larger-scale undertaking.

    I think it’s fair to say that he and his administration chose not to do that. In retrospect, it looks like bad choices. But, no doubt, he did make some efforts. He’s right about that.

  40. 496

    For the Clueless spews:

    If you actually read the three KOS links,

    I don’t take orders from thugs like you! Post all the links you want – I won’t click on them.

    Spew all the bat-shit crazy wingnut propanganda you care to. I scroll right past.

    All you’re doing is jerking yourself off. Piss away your worthless life. It’s your choice.

  41. 497

    sgmmac spews:

    #5

    Gidget,

    Bush never went awol……….

    You can claim it all you want to, but it isn’t a fact that is documented anywhere in his military records.

  42. 498

    My Left Foot spews:

    proudofherfatlyingthreateningass “can assure” me.

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR
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    (Deep breath)

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR
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    Stop it, you’re killing me.

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR
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  43. 499

    Anonymous spews:

    8 FUCKING YEARS… EMBASSIES, THE COLE, WTC 1…NO RESPONSE FROM SUGAR LIPS vs 8 months and an incomplete cabinet thanks to the whiner obstructionists.

    Oh I thank God for stupid willie this weekend… watch for the ads boys and girls, sugar lips put the cherry on top of Rove’s October surprise. delicious!

  44. 500

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Oh SO Clueless Concubine Lover: If you actually read the three KOS links, the jackass himself commented on the entries. But in your moronic stupidity, you dismiss it. I know why. In you heart you can’t understand how could KOS be against Goldie’s people. I understand it well.

    Nothing is beneath you scumbags because all you care about is power. You’ll do anything to get it: vote against your people, lie, cheat, steal, go bananas on Fox, hack voting machines, suppress votes in your won districts, divide Americans on wedge issues and pay thugs like you to paste whacko talking points in comment threads.

  45. 501

    John Barelli spews:

    Commentby sgmmac— 9/24/06@ 6:33 pm

    “Of course you want to appoint all Judges and it isn’t to insure an impartial judiciary. It is to further the leftist agenda and taint the courts for decades to come……”

    Remembering that an appointed judiciary works both ways, I’m not altogether sure it is a good idea, but here in Washington, the idea is more to head off a right wing agenda that has already been signaled through the Groen candidacy.

    The Missouri system has a number of advantages, and a few disadvantages. Still, it would discourage the kind of campaign we recently saw.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Plan

    In reading over the way the system works, there are some pretty good checks on the Governor’s power, and the citizens get the last word on a justice that gets too far out of line.

    I can see how the system could be abused, but it would be more difficult than in other systems, and if an organization such as BIAW gets too annoyed with a justice, they could campaign for his/her removal, with the understanding that the replacement may not be any more to their liking.

    Essentially, a justice that is openly flaunting and abusing power could be removed, but nobody is likely to try to do so based solely on partisan preference.

    We’ve had Republican Governors before, and probably will again. I would expect that with the change of parties in power in Olympia, someone would likely try to vote out a few justices, so that the new Governor could appoint people more to his/her liking.

    Even so, the system would be less subject to manipulation than our current system. It’s worth a look.

  46. 503

    My Left Foot spews:

    Special comment for anyone who would want to try ?anything untoward? (quoting proudofherfatlyingthreateningass), it will take at least five of you to take me down. Three of you will have broken bones. Which three will it be? – Commentby My Left Foot? 9/24/06@ 2:36 pm

    Dear typical democrap liar, I can assure you that I have never uttered or used the words “anything untoward”. Perhaps it was another that you threaten and stalk “big man”[/snicker].

    Comment by howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS — 9/24/06 @ 5:35 pm
    ================================================

    64

    Dear proudofherfatlyingthreateningmistakenass,

    In post 64 you say: Dear typical democrap liar, I can assure you that I have never uttered or used the words “anything untoward”. Perhaps it was another that you threaten and stalk “big man”[/snicker].

    Here is your post from 9/18/06 @ 11:33 pm

    You threatened my children you miserable pricklet and now you LIE about it you, pathetic coward.

    If you pray to whomever it is you perchance to believe in, you better pray long and hard that NOTHING untoward happens to my kids, CARL GROSSMAN LIBERAL CHILD TERRORIST.

    Comment by howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS — 9/18/06 @ 11:33 pm (post 149, under “THE POOR KING COUNTY GOP” thread.

    Not only is reading comprehension a problem for you, so is your memory. I would expect a bigger person to apologize, but knowing the miserable, sad, depressed, lonely, bitch (c**t) you are, I won’t expect one from you.

    You self-righteous, sanctimonious skank. Let me see you defend yourself now.

    Go fuck yourself.

    Comment by My Left Foot — 9/24/06 @ 7:19 pm

    You can find the referenced posts in the thread titled “The Long War”.

    I just thought everyone should know what kind of person proudofherfatlyingcheatingthreateningass really is.

  47. 504

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Embecile? You dumb fucking moron. Spell check is a great tool. IMBECILE is the correct spelling. For the definition, look in any mirror. My phone here has not rung. No car coming up the road to the house. Hmmmmmmm… You can’t play with cards you don’t have, anonymous.
    Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 11:25 pm

    At least you chose a word to denigrate Anonymous on. Remember Purposedly Teresa?

  48. 505

    Daddy Love spews:

    MWS @ 147

    Yeah, what Allen’s Mom says about it now that Allen’s whole campaign is blowing up in his face is what we should believe. Uh-huh.

  49. 507

    skagit spews:

    Left Foot: They all belong to the same ASSxNINE Clan . . .

    “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.

  50. 508

    My Left Foot spews:

    The career I mentioned is military. Not really into revealing the details. I believe in my country, believe in the values it (should) represents. I did not sign welfare checks.

  51. 509

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Thank you Leftisstupid for this opening:

    “Now that the intelligence community has come out with a report saying Bush’s fake war in Iraq has actually increased terrorism, well I can’t wait to see the lapel-pin, chickenhawk patriots on the right spin this one. Face it, you righties LIKE terrorism. You WANT terrorism. It serves your purpose. We need to put you criminals in jail where you belong and save America.
    Commentby RightEqualsStupid— 9/24/06@ 6:27 pm

    Wasn’t it the moron moonbat brigarde whop said “NO WMDs NO WMDs”. Who created that report. The NIE and the CIA is part of it. Now when the new NIE comes out, we’re to jump up and down and accept it carte blanche? Besides, who lllegally leaked it? Probably some donkocrap who is a low level grade 11 or some donkocongressional staff.

  52. 510

    The Anti Kiro spews:

    It’s time for Goldy to step down. This show is nothing but self promotion from a guy that started a blog in his basement and has the credentials of a guy with a sign at an intersection.

    Sorry, but time to go Goldy. We need an experienced intellectual that has actually done something with his life.

  53. 511

    skagit spews:

    Right-sure-does-equal-stupid: Not odd, probably pretty commonplace in their little billionaires’ echelon.

  54. 513

    skagit spews:

    Ah, King, you are on the right blog finally . . . for you inane and stupid drivel surely belongs on Horses Ass. Careful or I might assign you to your rightful position as #9 in the ASSxNINE Clan. You keep missing the point. . . I want to change it. Currently, we have elections and we don’t have to have elections. Get it?

    Try real hard . . . I’ve heard that we lose 50,000 brain cells a day after the age of twenty – you must be real old.

  55. 515

    For the Clueless spews:

    8+ months “Dolt” and no response for the Cole even though Clinton passed on a plan to Shrubya..

    Was “Dolt” your old handle?

  56. 517

    Enoch Root spews:

    If we can’t afford to build the Green Line, then we damn well can’t afford the tunnel.

  57. 518

    Daddy Love spews:

    What we the People know to be true:

    • Bush let bin Laden go at Tora Bora because he was moving our Special Forces assets to Iraq.
    • Bush has made the terrorism problem in the world worse because of Iraq. Instead of going after the real threat, he went to war against Saddam Hussein who had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush NEVER goes after the real terror threat.
  58. 519

    Richard Pope spews:

    Skagit @ 93

    Excellent article you linked from the New York Times of 09/25/2006, concerning the deplorable conduct in so many of their limited jurisdiction courts in New York:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09.....r=homepage

    Skagit @ 105

    You stated: “When people put on a justices robes, they get ethical and honest. It works!”

    Evidently, it doesn’t work too well in New York.

  59. 521

    skagit spews:

    Proud and Stupid Democrat Jew- Another post to make Democrats and Jews proud. Very clever.

    Commentby americafirst— 9/24/06@ 10:33 pm

    Is there any independent thinking that goes on in that memorex-occupied brain of yours? Any at all?

  60. 522

    americafirst spews:

    You can attack my language all you want. I don’t care. I spent a career defending not only my right to say it, but your right to object. Bottom line, if you don’t like my language, or the fact that I defended myself against the groundless attack of proufofherfatlyingthreateningass, then don’t read the posts. By the way, nice job attacking the messenger, rather addressing the issue of a conservative outright lying on this blog (as if that is unusual).
    Now, go fuck yourself.
    Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 9:35 pm
    ====================================================
    Your career was probably signing welfare checks, dumbshit.

  61. 524

    Richard Pope spews:

    If Sara Totten had been convicted of a felony in superior court, instead of having the misfortune of appearing before the Honorable Mary Ann Ottinger in district court, she would have needed to commit a relatively serious felony before getting sentenced to more than one year in jail on the first offense.

    RCW 9.94A.510 is the sentencing grid, and you have to be a Level VI to get more than one year (12-14 months) on the first offense:

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/def.....=9.94A.510

    RCW 9.94A.515 is the list of crimes included within each seriousness level:

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/def.....=9.94A.515

    These are the types of felonies in Level VI that Ottinger evidently thinks are just as serious are underage drinking — at least in the case of Sara Totten:

    Bail Jumping with Murder 1 (RCW 9A.76.170(3)(a))
    Bribery (RCW 9A.68.010)
    Incest 1 (RCW 9A.64.020(1))
    Intimidating a Judge (RCW 9A.72.160)
    Intimidating a Juror/Witness (RCW 9A.72.110, 9A.72.130)
    Malicious placement of an imitation device 2 (RCW 70.74.272(1)(b))
    Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct (RCW 9.68A.070)
    Rape of a Child 3 (RCW 9A.44.079)
    Theft of a Firearm (RCW 9A.56.300)
    Unlawful Storage of Ammonia (RCW 69.55.020)

  62. 525

    sgmmac spews:

    Gidget,

    Get real. Judges are elected by the people or appointed by commissions and Governors and Presidents………

    No-one consents when the Governor appoints a Judge. Judges are suppossed to be elected in Washington State, but somehow over 70% of them are appointed. Just like Gerry Alexander’s replacement will be appointed by the Governor when he is forced to retire before the next election.

  63. 526

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    I would be for appointing judges only if conservatives are the ones doing the appointing.

  64. 527

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    These gas prices are something else. Oil keeps on going down. It looks like gas will be as low as $2.20 a gallon by the end of the week. It is not even October yet.

  65. 528

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Oh So Clueless Concubine Lover: We don’t post on Kos. It soils us. Too bad you don’t read what moonbats post on Kos. I understand it’s your blog of record!

  66. 529

    Anonymous spews:

    BARNES: Well, I haven’t read the report. And we do know this: that there is this radical fever raging among Muslims all over the world, particularly among young Muslim men, that has led to terrorist attacks on Europe, Asia, 9/11, for instance, here in the United States. And so, it’s growing.

    The question is, would it continue to be growing, this terrorist threat, absent Iraq? I think it would be growing. Would it be growing as much? I don’t know.

    Remember, when was the biggest growth period of all for Al Qaida? When did Al Qaida grow? It was not when we were in Iraq. It was in the 1990s when it was growing like crazy, when there were attacks on the United States then, in the earlier World Trade Center attack and the one on the embassies and so on. That’s when Al Qaida was growing. No Iraq then.

    My guess is it would be growing anyway, because there’s this historical trend among Muslims.

    WALLACE: Brit, we’ve had the president, over the course of the last few weeks, around the time of the 9/11 fifth anniversary, saying that we’re not safe but we’re getting safer and we’ve done a very considerable job in degrading Al Qaida.

    Does this kind of report, indicating that there’s a new generation of Islamic terrorists and that, in fact, the overall threat is greater, does that contradict what the president said?

    HUME: Well, it would seem to on the surface. The thing is we don’t know what the overall conclusions of this National Intelligence Estimate were. We know this one piece of it.

    When it says the threat is greater, does it mean the threat is greater to the United States mainland, to our country? Does it mean the threat is growing worldwide? It’s not clear. Obviously, the threat continues to grow.

    One wonders, too, about the idea behind it. I mean, what is it about our being in Iraq that so inflames Muslims who were supposedly less inflamed by our toppling this Muslim extremist government in Afghanistan? Hard to say. You know, it may be a recruiting ground, but for those who would — the idea that those are people who otherwise would not have been recruited I think is something you have to question.

    LIASSON: Yes. Look, I think that when the NIE said the situation in Iraq has made the terrorist threat worse, I don’t think they’re just talking about Al Qaida — which, I agree with Fred, certainly they have been hurt to a large degree — but there have been all these other local, decentralized, fairly independent groups now that take their inspiration from Al Qaida or get ideas from radical Islamic Web sites, and they’re terrorists too.

    Iraq is definitely a rallying cry. It’s also a front line. I think it is a recruiting tool now.

    To say, how would it have been any different if we’d just focused on Afghanistan and poured lots of energy into solving the Israeli- Palestinian issue, which I guess is kind of the alternative approach to this, it’s impossible to say.

    But the fact is, the situation, I think, worldwide has gotten worse, even though you could say, just by the fact that the U.S. itself has not been attacked, that there’s been some progress there.

  67. 530

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    96% of the child rapists busted on NBC Nightline have been republicans from religious, red states. Nuff said.

  68. 532

    Daddy Love spews:

    Anon has only Clown Hall op-eds to make his case for him? The last refuge of the illiterate.

  69. 533

    sgmmac spews:

    Of course you want to appoint all Judges and it isn’t to insure an impartial judiciary. It is to further the leftist agenda and taint the courts for decades to come……

  70. 534

    skagit spews:

    Proud and Stupid Democrat Jew- You sure do have a lot to be proud about. That was a very clever post.

    Commentby americafirst— 9/24/06@ 8:53 pm

    Everybody take a look at this. This is the new conservative American. Proud, are you? All that’s missing is the sheet and the nazi cross.

  71. 535

    Dan Rather spews:

    We need to get one more scalia,Thomas,Alito or Roberts on the SCOTUS to get it in balance with what the majority wants. I sure hope Ginsberg goes soon.

  72. 536

    Anonymous spews:

    Dear carl, did you know zillow.com values your home at a mere $332,721? Did you know it DROPPED in $2321 value just in the last week?

    That’s pretty damned sad for a ‘retired guy’ living off his wife. …get a job, carl, christ you’re BELOW the area median.

    Residence: Single family
    Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 1.75
    Sq ft: 1,900
    Lot size: 7,344 sq ft / 0.17 acres
    Year built: 1979
    Year updated: —
    # Stories: 1
    Total rooms: —
    Basement: Finished
    Roof type: —
    Primary exterior material: —
    View: Mountain
    Primary parking type: Garage – Attached
    Covered parking spaces: —
    Primary heating source: —
    Primary heating system: Forced air
    Primary cooling system: —
    Architectural style: —
    Fireplace: Yes
    Swimming pool: —
    Waterfront: —
    County: King
    Parcel #: PURPOSELY DELETED TO PROTECT THE STUPID
    Zillow Home ID: PURPOSELY DELETED TO PROTECT THE STUPID
    Legal description: ** **** LAKES #** TGW UND INT TRACT **
    (PURPOSELY ALTERED TO PROTECT THE STUPID
    Zestimate: $332,721

    Dear carl, did you know your neighbor CC’s house is worth $314,311 (his fell $2,566 last week), while neighbor MC’s is worth $335, 331 (his fell $3,870 last week)?

    Dear carl, wi’ant you ask someone the significance of CH1J27?

    Dear carl, wi’ant you telling us all about your meeting with americafirst?

    Dear carl, wi’ant you answering the questions put to you?

    Just one more question Dear carl, why would a woman presumably smart enough to pass the bar waste time with a mini-male like you?

  73. 537

    Anonymous spews:

    1993 – Clinton forces Israel to let Mohammed Atta go free. Terrorist pilot Mohammed Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the
    Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called “political prisoners”. However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands. The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, “insisted” that all prisoners be released. Thus Mohammed Atta was freed and eventually thanked
    the US by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center . This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified.

    1993- A humanitarian operation in Somalia is transformed into a military strike, where Clinton refuses to authorize the availability of armor for proper support. When the operation leads to American casualties, Clinton withdraws American forces and sends the message that a “bloody nose” is the only thing necessary for the United States to back down.

    1995-1996 – Clinton institutes “Citizenship USA” which pressures the US Department of Justice’s Immigration and Naturalization Service to naturalize some 1,000,000 new immigrants, even though many had incomplete background checks. This allowed for criminals and terrorists to enter America. Whistleblowers to these activities and the large scale selling of Green Cards, were physically threatened and terminated.

    August 20, 1998 – The Clinton Administration demonstrates a perfunctory response toward terrorism after the assault on two U.S. embassies in Africa. On Aug. 7, 1998. The U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, were bombed by terrorists, leaving 258 people dead and more than 5,000 injured.

    The U.S. Launches cruise missiles, striking an empty terrorism training complex in Afghanistan and destroying a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Khartoum, Sudan. Both targets were claimed to have been financed by Osama bin Laden, but many feel that the ill-planned strike was simply done to deflect legal problems President Clinton was having with Monica Lewinsky. There was no follow-up and Bin Laden was buoyed by our meek approach to the growing terrorist menace.

    1999 – The Clinton Administration decides to show the Islamic world that America is more than willing to kill European Christians. He authorizes a war on the Serbs, our only historic friend in the European Balkans. He supports the Islamist, Al Qaeda allied Kosovo Liberation Army (responsible for running the drug and prostitution trade in Europe). He authorizes the bombing of Serb civilian targets such as bridges, hospitals and heating plants, which leads to the death of over 5,000 Serb civilians. This action sets the stage for creating a radical Islamic base in the “belly” of Europe.

    October 12, 2000 – Terrorism strikes and almost sinks the Destroyer USS Cole in Yemen. President Bill Clinton does nothing. Reinforces the perception that the United States lacks the will to either defend itself or battle terrorism in spite of considerable loss of life. There was no follow-up.

    After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six and injured 1,000, President Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

    After the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed five US military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

    After the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 and injured 200 US military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

    After the 1998 bombing of US embassies in Africa, which killed 224 and injured 5,000, Clinton promised that those responsible! would be hunted down and punished.

    After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 and injured 39 US sailors, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

    Maybe if Clinton had kept his promise, an estimated 3,000 people in New York and Washington, DC that are now dead would be alive today.

  74. 538

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    Everybody take a look at this. This is the new conservative American. Proud, are you? All that’s missing is the sheet and the nazi cross.

    Commentby skagit— 9/24/06@ 8:57 pm

    Nahhh. The lefties do that work now. Take for example this:

    Haq’s friend said he couldn’t believe the timid, “geeky” man he knew from the tutoring center was capable of such violence.
    “Are you sure we’re talking about the same person?” he said Sunday………….
    He said Haq was not a devout Muslim and often complained that the Tri-Cities were too politically conservative.
    “I’m beginning to think I was his only friend in the Tri-Cities. I don’t recall him hanging out with anybody else.”
    Now for the other side we turn to Darryl’s story on HA July 30, 2006:
    Psssssssssstttttttt…….
    Ah it looks like the story was all a bunch of hot air. Well there you have it. Enjoy all you Nazi Libs.

  75. 540

    Hillary spews:

    “…against a sitting, centrist justice…”

    I that judge was really “centrist” Goldie would be all over herself criticizing him endlessly.

  76. 541

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    Now that we’ve PROVEN America is less safe than it was before Bush’s war for oil, Dems ought to buy full page ads in every paper in America showing what the intel community thinks of Bush’s phoney war.

  77. 542

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Oh So Clueless: You lost? Can’t think of anything useful? Cat got your tongue? Why are you a wife beater? Why do you like concubines?

  78. 543

    ArtFart spews:

    Oh, yeah, Whitewater….lessee, the GOP-controlled House spent about 45 million dollars of your and my money, on top of God knows how much Richard Mellon Scaife poured into phony investigations, bribes, fake articles (admitted to be so by their author) in such fine upstanding publications as the American Spectator and the Washington Times (AKA the Moonie Gazette)…and what did it all come down to? An article of impeachment that simply accused Bill Clinton of lying to Ken Starr about getting a blow job. Now, after six years of arrogance and incompetence by Sait King Dumbfuck, we’re still in deep shit with over 100,000 troops in Desert Hell, a once functional country blown all to pieces, and more “terr’ists” running around than ever before…and Disney/ABC blows ANOTHER 45 mil of their shareholders’ would-be equity telling us all that it’s all really Slick Willie’s fault. Excuuuuse me if his rather elegant and restrained response to Hume’s clumsy attempt to bushwhack him rings a helluva lot more like the truth.

    No doubt Faux News will cover its tracks over the next 24 hours with HannShitty, O’Lielly and Ann “Let’s-kill-em-all-but-it’s-really-a-joke-don’t-you-like-my-thighs” Coulter that we didn’t really hear what we heard or see what we’ve seen, that Oceania is safely at war with Middle Asia, War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength.

  79. 544

    Anonymous spews:

    you just gotta pity these stupid liberals expounding with half baked claims on half witted ‘reporting’.

  80. 546

    For the Clueless spews:

    Shrub sat on his hands for 8 months. Vacationing and cutting taxes on the rich had a higher priority.

    9/11 happened on Shrubya’s watch.

  81. 547

    skagit spews:

    smeg: “Of course you want to appoint all Judges and it isn’t to insure an impartial judiciary. It is to further the leftist agenda and taint the courts for decades to come……”

    C’mon, Smeg, no one wants to appoint . . . there is always consent. No need to lie.

    “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.

    I’m more worried about making sure that our soldiers are well-supplied;

    that the strategy is clear;

    that the coalition is strong;

    that when we find enemy bunched up like we did in Shahikot Mountains, that the military has all the support it needs to go in and do the job, which they did.

  82. 548

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    Why is it that Bush didn’t do ANYTHING about the Cole? He was in office eight months before 9.11 and had plenty of time to retaliate. Is Bush soft on terror? Are the strong family ties between the Bushs and the bin Ladens a factor in Bush’s failures?

  83. 549

    LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

    9.11 happened on Bush’s watch. No amount of spin from the retarded right will ever change that. All throughout history for hundreds of years, a republican president will be tied to the failure of 9.11.

  84. 553

    For the Clueless spews:

    Oh you’re not pbj? Goldy said you changed your handle?

    Cough it up coward.

  85. 554

    skagit spews:

    “Broken Bench
    In Tiny Courts of New York, Abuses of Law and Power
    By WILLIAM GLABERSON 3 minutes ago
    An investigation of New York State’s town and village courts found a trail of judicial abuses and errors — and of governmental failure to curb them.

    Just off the NY Times . . . maybe our society is so corrupt there is not fixing it. Judging from the contents of this blog and ASSxNINE clan that inhabits it, maybe we are all done for. We’ll be a third world country in thirty years.

  86. 555

    righton spews:

    darn, i was hoping you all would be defending “purple rage” willie …

    ps, #2, maybe dui and chpt 11 is true, other stuff isn’t. And as for most corrupt….who’s corrupt exactly? no lincoln bedroom deals right, no stealing the furniture, no sandy berger stealing documents, no whitewaater..

    you mihgt have a shot at an argument that bush is doing stupid things, but your purple rage makes all rational people tune out

  87. 556

    skagit spews:

    Well, RuFuck, you should know about shitholes! That’s one area I accept your expertise!

  88. 557

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    From the moonbat economic theory file:

    Government exists to make private wealth possible.
    Commentby Belltowner— 3/12/06@ 4:15 pm

    Government does make private wealth possible. What part of that don’t you understand????
    Jesus H. Christ, you’re fucking stupid.
    Commentby GBS— 9/6/06@ 2:03 pm

    It’s called the social contract. It is the basis of American Democracy and American Capitalism, and it states that governments exist to make private wealth possible.
    Commentby JDB— 9/21/06@ 5:42 pm

  89. 558

    My Left Foot spews:

    98 99 95

    You can attack my language all you want. I don’t care. I spent a career defending not only my right to say it, but your right to object. Bottom line, if you don’t like my language, or the fact that I defended myself against the groundless attack of proufofherfatlyingthreateningass, then don’t read the posts. By the way, nice job attacking the messenger, rather addressing the issue of a conservative outright lying on this blog (as if that is unusual).

    Now, go fuck yourself.

    (Skagit, thanks for the support)

    Carl Grossman
    Liberel, Democrat, Jew, Patriotic American

  90. 560

    skagit spews:

    “how about holding the current president accountable for his mishandling of the hunt for the world’s greatest terrorist, . . .

    Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 8:22 pm

    Ah, c’mon MLF, don’t you know . . . ““So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you. These conservatives, just like their Resident Idiot, don’t fuckin’ care.

    At 2:15 p.m. Canadian custom agents, who do NOT carry guns, left all their posts for their personal safety.

    What a way to cut and run. I wonder how secure Canadians feel about their border security.

    Commentby sgmmac— 9/24/06@ 8:28 pm

    Well, Smeg, I guess the whole world is just full of cowards, stupid people and do-nothings except for you conservatives. Too bad everybody isn’t a Resident Idiot – then you’d all be happy.

  91. 562

    Anonymous spews:

    Not only is reading comprehension a problem for you, so is your memory. I would expect a bigger person to apologize, but knowing the miserable, sad, depressed, lonely, bitch (c**t) you are, I won’t expect one from you.
    You self-righteous, sanctimonious skank. Let me see you defend yourself now.
    Go fuck yourself. -Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 7:32 pm

    Everybody take a look at this. This is the new liberal American. Proud, are you? All that’s missing is Hugo and the Larry Flint.

  92. 563

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    I do give Clinton some credit for not fucking up the economy that was handed to him. Most of the credit goes to the republican congress elected in 1994.

  93. 564

    For the Clueless spews:

    “purple rage”

    Sigh… Bill Clinton handed Chris Wallace’s ass to him and all wingers can do is smirk.

    So why didn’t Shrub try to retaliate against al-Qaeda for the Cole bombing?

    You wingers can’t answer that.

    8 months plus and withdrawing from ABM treaty, Star Wars boondoggles, tax cuts and long vacations had more priority than protecting the country from terrorist attacks.

    Always remember, 9/11 happened on Shrub’s watch.

  94. 565

    ivan spews:

    You’re discussing transportation on the radio and you’re inviting Erica C. Barnett? Sorry, but I’ll be cleaning my oven. That bimbo has less credibility than Mark the Redneck or JCH.

  95. 566

    Anonymous spews:

    um, oh geee, maybe because he GWB wasn’t Prsident until 4 months after the Cole bombing…. you dolt.

    You can’t spin away more a half dozen acts of terrorism during 8 very long party years of slicks reign vs 8 months of GWB.

    For that matter, when 9/11 happened he didn’t even have a complete cabinet in place.

    Hmmm whch party are the obstructionists, Mr Schumer?

  96. 567

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Moonbat energy policy:

    The better path is electrons straight into batteries and capacitors.
    Commentby For the Clueless— 8/18/06@ 6:12 pm

  97. 568

    For the Clueless spews:

    Anonymous (pbj): even you can’t be that stupid… Gee you wingers must REALLY be melting down over that Clinton interview.

  98. 572

    skagit spews:

    “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.

  99. 573

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Now that the intelligence community has come out with a report saying Bush’s fake war in Iraq has actually increased terrorism, well I can’t wait to see the lapel-pin, chickenhawk patriots on the right spin this one.

    Face it, you righties LIKE terrorism. You WANT terrorism. It serves your purpose. We need to put you criminals in jail where you belong and save America.

  100. 574

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    Carl told me: Fuck you. No online dictionary that I checked has “purposedly” listed. It is an archaic word that you got lucky on. As for KKKlake, I don’t print and catalog what everyone says here. I deal with each thread each day and then move on. Here is something for you. USC class of ‘78, magna cum laude. MBA, Marshall School of Business. Teresa likes me for my mind and my body.

    Carl: I posted three on-line dictionary postings for purposedly. I wouldn’t fuck you with JCH’s dick!

    Regarding KLake, you have no working memory cells. He is a Great American! Teresa likes you for the brainless man you are!

  101. 575

    skagit spews:

    Your career was probably signing welfare checks, dumbshit.

    Commentby americafirst— 9/24/06@ 10:10 pm

    Well, better than collecting them, like you. . .

  102. 576

    Jim King spews:

    @75- Skagit, you brain-dead idiot- putting somebody on the bench by your power alone, as the Governor does, does NOT involve “consent”. You might compare our process to the federal one, where nobody gets on the bench (with the rare and limited exception of a recess appointment) without consent- and that is PRIOR consent!

    The Gov shoves a judge down our throat, and we have them on the bench- without consent. And even when we finally get a chance to toss their ass off the bench, we are stuck with the decisions made- without our consent.

    Govs have even been known to appoint someone to the bench AFTER the people had voted their ass off of the bench.

    Consent? Hardly. They are just subject to an election somewhere down the road. Now, Skagit, it is obvious from your postings that all that is too much for your pea brain to get a handle on, but try, for Gawds sake try…

    Okay, stop trying- the smell of rubber burning is just too much!

  103. 577

    For the Clueless spews:

    Don’t use that arcane Air Force Academy issue against us because you have a KOS problem.

    WOS(aka Puddybud) – you’re insane. I’m going to beat you over the head every chance I get until you condemn the hard-core Christian theocratic anti-semites at CO Springs who are trying to dominate the U.S. Air Force and the rest of the military.

    Every chance!

    I never click on your lame links. If there’s anti-semitism on Kos, it’s been planted by YOUR side.

    ‘Cuz that’s your side’s style.

  104. 578

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    No one is fooled. The bounce is over. Manipulate. Don’t address an issue. Soundbites are better than solutions. Fear gets votes.

    Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 9:43 pm

    Speaking of soundbites we need Hugo back. No better friend to the republican then him. Please dems stop defending Bush and let Hugo speak. hehehe

  105. 580

    americafirst spews:

    Uh Kkklake @ 68
    Might want to read post 61. I wrote 58, you sanctimonious, pompous, arrogant, inbred, cocksucking, motherfucking asshole. Pay ATTENTION.
    Read thoroughly, Comprehend. You have proudofherfatlyingass disease.
    What a fucking moron. My name is known. My REAL FUCKING NAME. CARL GROSSMAN.
    Kiss my white Jewish ass you are the second dumbest, ignoranus (means stupid and an asshole) posting from the WingNut view.
    Dumbass!
    Commentby My Left Foot— 9/18/06@ 8:41 pm
    ==================================================
    Proud and Stupid Democrat Jew- Another post to make Democrats and Jews proud. Very clever.

  106. 581

    skagit spews:

    These gas prices are something else. Oil keeps on going down. It looks like gas will be as low as $2.20 a gallon by the end of the week. It is not even October yet.

    Commentby RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy— 9/24/06@ 9:40 pm

    Wow, you noticed! Maybe you’re not as dumb as you appear. Should hit bottom just about election time . . . then, we’ll watch her rise like a hot air balloon!

  107. 582

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    It is over your head Skagit. Let the proffesionals worry about the hard news. Please just continue spewing the usual lefty drivel and nevermind.

  108. 583

    antidote spews:

    Is torture an American value? President Bush and the Republican leadership seem to think so.

  109. 584

    Daddy Love spews:

    MWS @ 144

    Wasn’t it the moron moonbat brigarde whop said “NO WMDs NO “WMDs”

    Umm, there weren’t any.

  110. 585

    My Left Foot spews:

    Rufus,

    No one is fooled. The bounce is over. Manipulate. Don’t address an issue. Soundbites are better than solutions. Fear gets votes.

    My ass.

    You are sliding down a slippery slope with no hope of recovery.

  111. 586

    americafirst spews:

    Everybody take a look at this. This is the new conservative American. Proud, are you? All that’s missing is the sheet and the nazi cross.
    Commentby skagit— 9/24/06@ 8:57 pm
    =============================================
    He routinely signs himself “Proud Democrat Jew.” I only added the stupid.

    Guess you’re real proud of him.

  112. 589

    skagit spews:

    ArtFart, I think they should close the viaduct tomorrow and explore surface street options. I like that idea a lot.

  113. 590

    Richard Pope spews:

    Skagit @ 153

    I would start by being fair, honest and competent.

    I will make sure that all defendants have the right to a lawyer, a fair trial, fair hearings, and reasonable decision-making.

    And I certainly would never sentence someone with no prior criminal record to serve 375 days in jail for underage drinking, like Ottinger did to Sara Totten:

    http://archives.seattletimes.n.....y=ottinger

    Ottinger was disciplined because she denied this young lady the right to an attorney. But I think the bizarrely harsh sentence for underage drinking on someone with a clean record even more strongly demonstrates Ottinger’s unfitness for re-election.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think you will ever see Goldy doing any expose’ on Ottinger, like he has done on me.

  114. 593

    skagit spews:

    Shit NO, it didn’t work… look at these miserable jerks and liberal lapdogs:
    John Paul Stevens (appointed by Ford),
    Anthony Kennedy (appointed by Reagan,
    David Souter {GAG!} appointed by Bush 41,
    Sandra Day O’Connor (appointed by Reagan}

    Commentby Anonymous— 9/24/06@ 8:32 pm

    See, that’s what I keep tryin’ to tell you ignoramouses! When people put on a justices robes, they get ethical and honest. It works! Thanks for the proof Assonymous!

  115. 594

    Anonymous spews:

    Finally, look at your own guy’s appointments to the Court, are they liberal? Did it work? -Commentby skagit— 9/24/06@ 8:27 pm

    Shit NO, it didn’t work… look at these miserable jerks and liberal lapdogs:
    John Paul Stevens (appointed by Ford),
    Anthony Kennedy (appointed by Reagan,
    David Souter {GAG!} appointed by Bush 41,
    Sandra Day O’Connor (appointed by Reagan}

  116. 595

    Anonymous spews:

    we are REJOICING over the clinton interview… and I don’t even like pbj’s let alone name myself after them

    you kids just aren’t as smart as you like to imagine.

  117. 596

    spews:

    I have criticized Alexander, especially over his decision to uphold the state ban on gay marriage.

    Sorry… the guy is Dan Evans Republican. Can’t get much more centrist than that.

  118. 597

    For the Clueless spews:

    We don’t post on Kos.

    Oh yes you do. It’s a fact.

    Nothing is beneath you scumbags because all you care about is power. You’ll do anything to keep it: lie, cheat, steal, start phony wars, hack voting machines, suppress votes, divide Americans on wedge issues and pay thugs like you to paste whacko talking points in comment threads.

    At the end of the day, that’s what you’ve turned to be WOS – a thug.

    Me? I’m just an ordinary American citizen trying to keep his head above water and keep assholes like you from destroying my kid’s future any more than you already have.

  119. 598

    skagit spews:

    Bush “might” have caught him, Clinton “might” have caught him and Judges Bridges “might” have ordered a new election…..

    Might haves don’t change anything but your attitude when you get bitter thinking about what “might” have been.

    Commentby sgmmac— 9/24/06@ 8:09 pm

    Bitter? Who’s bitter? We’re gonna win because the Resident Idiot has lied, cried, thrown enough public tantrums and, believe or not, most Americans don’t like torture . . .

    Just you military types seem to like torture . . .

  120. 599

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    HowCan: I noticed Carl’s house is forced hot air. Is that from his mouth or his ass?

  121. 600

    Anonymous spews:

    Not really into revealing the details. -Commentby My Left Foot— 9/24/06@ 10:36 pm

    Give me a break… you swagger your name, your wifes name, her job… all the while forgetting your in the phone book you embecile.

  122. 601

    Anonymous spews:

    Re: 2 and 5: keep screaming it loud and long dims, PLEASE keep screaming it… maybe you can get slick willie to add it to his finger pointing purple range repetoire.

    One can only hope.

  123. 603

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    Hey Skagit listen to 117 and get back to me about that bounce you were talking about.

  124. 604

    For the Clueless spews:

    WOS – I’ll borrow a Puddyism – Go to HellanWait!!!

    You’re an Allen man? Of course, it makes sense. Racist name-calling and “standing with” a group of racists for a little photo-op?

    It’s RIGHT up your alley WOS.

  125. 605

    Anonymous spews:

    and the bottom line, dolt… is that there hasn’t beeen another on American soil since 9/11… the party pres only wishes he could say that.

  126. 606

    Mike Webb SUCKS spews:

    HowCan, good informational on Left Foot.

    Carl: Can you find the same stuff on HowCan? I doubt it.

  127. 607

    skagit spews:

    @82

    Most Americans don’t want their heads chopped off either!

    Commentby sgmmac— 9/24/06@ 8:40 pm

    fear mongering again? you guys sure are good at it!

  128. 608

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    Well, Smeg, I guess the whole world is just full of cowards, stupid people and do-nothings except for you conservatives. Too bad everybody isn’t a Resident Idiot – then you’d all be happy.

    Commentby skagit— 9/24/06@ 8:42 pm

    I am thankful the conservatives keep this country from becoming like the rest of the world. The rest of the world is a shit hole compared to this country.

  129. 609

    For the Clueless spews:

    Too afraid? Thought so…

    Thanks for showing your cowardice for all to see.

  130. 610

    Anonymous spews:

    Well, we looked through what Dick Clarke said, and he gives Mr. Clinton much more mixed grades than the president said.

    On the one hand, Clarke says this, and let’s put it on the screen:

    “Bill Clinton was obsessed with getting bin Laden. Bill Clinton ordered bin Laden assassinated. He ordered not only bin Laden assassinated but all of his lieutenants. The CIA failed him.”

    But after the bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, President Clinton ordered a cruise missile attack on an Al Qaida training camp in Afghanistan, and here Clarke is not so positive. Take a look.

    “Clinton bombed them once. The public reaction was negative to that. Remember ‘wag the dog’? Everyone said Clinton is just bombing Afghanistan to divert attention from the Monica business, and so he didn’t bomb them again.”

    And, Brit, we also found that in the 9/11 Commission report, the bipartisan report of the 9/11 Commission, they said that, in December of 1999, Dick Clarke sent a memo in the Clinton White House, as the Clinton adviser, urging an attack on Al Qaida bases before the millennium, when everybody thought there would be a terror attack. Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s national security adviser, wrote on the memo, “No.”

  131. 611

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Shit, another week gone by and STILL no major hurricanes. Dang… What’s up with you global warming kook aid drinkers? Are you as full of shit as your gawd Algore?

    Quoting from the gawd of global warming: “Two thousand scientists, in a hundred countries, engaged in the most elaborate, well organized scientific collaboration in the history of humankind, have produced long-since a consensus that we will face a string of terrible catastrophes unless we act to prepare ourselves and deal with the underlying causes of global warming. Ladies and gentlemen, the warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences.” http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0912-32.htm

    Unfortunately, the facts don’t support Algore’s ill informed alarmist predictions.
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastdec.shtml

    Decade Category 3,4,5 Hurricanes
    1941-1950 10
    1951-1960 8
    1961-1970 6
    1971-1980 4
    1981-1990 5
    1991-2000 5
    2001-2004 3
    2005 10
    2006 (as of 9/24) 0

    For you moonbats who know how to use Excel, try this: Take the above data and plot it in chart form. Then apply a second order polynomial trendline to it. Notice the strong downward trend and an R^2 value of 89%. Clearly the number of major hurricanes has been decreasing for 60 years while industrialization and human activity has been accelerating. 2005 is what is known in the adult world as an “anomaly.

    If Algore was right, we should have had at least 15 major hurricanes in 2006 by now. How many have we actually had? Umm…. Zero. None. Zip. Nada. So where is the “string of terrible catastrophes”?

    Could it be that Algore is full of shit? Could it be that the link between hurricanes and global warming is weak at best? Could it be that there is no fucking “crisis”? Could it be that you koolaid drinkers need to re-examine your position? Nah….

  132. 612

    skagit spews:

    Rufuck: Nahhh. The lefties do that work now. Take for example this:

    Haq’s friend said he couldn’t believe the timid, “geeky” man he knew from the tutoring center was capable of such violence.
    “Are you sure we’re talking about the same person?” he said Sunday………….
    He said Haq was not a devout Muslim and often complained that the Tri-Cities were too politically conservative.
    “I’m beginning to think I was his only friend in the Tri-Cities. I don’t recall him hanging out with anybody else.”
    Now for the other side we turn to Darryl’s story on HA July 30, 2006:
    Psssssssssstttttttt…….
    Ah it looks like the story was all a bunch of hot air. Well there you have it. Enjoy all you Nazi Libs.

    Commentby RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy— 9/24/06@ 9:25 pm

    If anybody has a clue what this means, let me know. Otherwise, I don’t have the time or energy to waste . . .

  133. 613

    sgmmac spews:

    Osama’s Dad is alive? Damn, I could have sworn that Osama inherited his millions from his Dad.

  134. 614

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think it’s odd that Bush Sr. was having breakfast with Osama’s dad when the plane hit the tower?

  135. 615

    skagit spews:

    Faux News will do its usual job of feigning alarm and herding its sheep in the direction of cover for all things empirical . . .

    But, in the end, these are the words that will be remembered from the right . . .
    “So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.

“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO

It’s BIAW-Bashing Night, tonight on “The David Goldstein Show” on Newsradio 710-KIRO, 7PM to 10PM. The lineup could change in response to breaking news, but here’s what I think I’ll be talking about tonight:

7PM: Few right-wing groups are more vocal than the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW), which is in the midst of shattering campaign finance records by spending millions of dollars to put their hand-picked candidates on the state Supreme Court. But one hot-button topic they’ve been silent on is the issue of illegal immigration… and now we know why: as the Seattle Times reports today anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of residential construction workers are Latino immigrants, many of them illegal. Did the BIAW bust the unions and replace them with low cost, illegal workers? Are you willing to crack down on immigration if the result is dramatically higher food and housing costs?

8PM: Over $1.8 million has already been spent on behalf of right-wing Supreme Court challenger John Groen, most of it viciously characterizing Chief Justice Gerry Alexander as a senile, baby-killing boozer. What if anything can be done to prevent wealthy special interests like the BIAW from buying the bench? Terry Sullivan from Washington Public Campaigns joins me to discuss public financing of elections, an idea whose time may finally have come. Are you willing to pay to get big money out of local politics?

9PM: We continue our evening of BIAW-bashing when Seattle P-I political columnist Joel Connelly joins me in the studio. In addition to discussing our disgraceful judicial elections, I’m guessing we’ll also touch upon GOP evil-mastermind Karl Rove’s visit this week on behalf of Rep. Dave “Rubberstamp” Reichert, and the state of the US Senate race between Sen. Maria Cantwell and challenger Mike?™ McGavick.

Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).

Comments

  1. 617

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Do you guys think the $1 million-plus that BIAW has spent trying to buy our state’s Supreme Court came out of thin air? No, it was paid into the L & I system by employers who didn’t get that money back, nor was that money spent for its intended purpose of providing medical care and wage-loss benefits to injured workers. It went here: http://tinyurl.com/lkp32

  2. 618

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    To a CHEAP LABOR CONSERVATIVE, “right to work” means the right to make other people work for low pay and no benefits, so they don’t have to do any work themselves and can live high on the labor of others.

    Commentby Roger Rabbit [………………………………………………..Kim Jong-Il and Fidel Castro could not have said it better!! The free market [capitalism] is bad! We need central planning!!]

  3. 619

    LeftIsSanctimonius spews:

    Jim–
    This goofball was also a Government Employees Union Activist.
    He got a stipend from dues money.
    Is he a rodent?? or a leech?

  4. 620

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    Roger, The answer to ALL your questions: BRK-B BERKSHIRE
    HATH HLD B 3,206.00

  5. 621

    rhp6033 spews:

    I didn’t come to Washington State until 1979, so I haven’t been aware of what kind of Workman’s Compensation system was existent in Washington before that date.

    But if they didn’t make Workman’s Compensation universal until 1972, no wonder the Union movement was so strong here! Of course, by the time you have the large (unionized) employers like Boeing covered by Union contract, and railroad employees and sailors and fishermen covered by federal law, then only small employers would have their employees at risk. Even so, other states generally had workmen’s compensation extended universally long before 19y2, including such “left-wing” states as Tennessee!

  6. 622

    Jim King spews:

    Jobs racist rodent can imagine:

    1) sitting behind a desk as a government attorney
    2) sitting behind a desk as a lawyer ripping off the taxpayers
    3) sitting behind a desk as a government lawyer
    4) sitting behind a desk as an attorney ripping off the taxpayers
    5) All of the above

  7. 623

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    Young people will have to hand over almost half their salary to the taxman, according to a report which shows the escalating financial pressures facing new graduates. Rising taxes and the overhaul of the pension system mean that students starting at university this year will be spending 48 per cent of their income on tax and other payments until they are 35. /break/ It gives warning of a crossover generation of people who pay the cost of the welfare state without being able to expect many of the benefits

    Comments:
    Or young professional people will take their degrees, look at the taxes and crime rates and flee overseas. Many want to, just give them a little nudge you leftoid nimwits. It’s the socialism eh? [Atlas has Shrugged, and when the tax payers refuse to pay 50,60,70% of their income in taxes, you Democrat public sector “guvment” hacks will moan and bitch!!!!]

  8. 625

    Puddybud Mo Money Ray Nagin spews:

    Left Turdball: The closer you get to an entry the more it smells.

  9. 626

    Jim King spews:

    So Roger Rabbit- you are a bad as the right-wing xenophobes bashing the Hispanics. You got a problem with an Hispanic being an American? Anti-Catholic, anti-brown skin and brown eyes, or what, you miserable fucking racist. You just lost what little respect I had for you- but we will see the left-wing racists show their true colors, just like we did with the Senate Democrat comparing immigrants at the border fence to terroristand whacked out North Korean dictators. You are just as evil as Sharkansky.

  10. 627

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    157

    To a CHEAP LABOR CONSERVATIVE, “right to work” means the right to make other people work for low pay and no benefits, so they don’t have to do any work themselves and can live high on the labor of others.

  11. 628

    The Socialist spews:

    I actually don’t consider Fidel Castro a true Socialist.

    All though he has enacted many good Socialist Policies I agree with National health care and education for all citizens of Cuba on up threw collage.

    But he is basically a dictator and that has no place in Socialism.

    That is why I say there really hasn’t been a true Socialist Country yet . I am hoping we will be the first some day.

  12. 629

    My Left Foot spews:

    Jim King at the new 47:

    Nice to see a Winger voice some reason and rebuke the fellow out in the middle of the Pacific.

  13. 630

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    The excuses keep on coming for Ellison’s behavior
    Katherine Kersten, Star Tribune
    Last update: September 17, 2006 – 6:10 PM
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    Katherine Kersten
    The excuses keep on coming for Ellison’s behavior

    Boys Academy on North Side fills multitude of needs

    Poisoned political atmosphere fuels conspiracy theories

    2 standards for diversity in the legal fraternity

    Rising when we fall and learning when we lose
    Keith Ellison’s Excuse Brigade — the “don’t touch Keith” crowd in the DFL, the media and the blogosphere — has gone into overdrive for the man who is the DFL’s choice to represent Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in our nation’s capital.
    The Brigade cut its teeth on Ellison’s 40 or so unpaid parking tickets, and his nine moving violations since 2000. Its candidate hit the campaign trail in June with a suspended driver’s license, thanks to his failure to pay his fines. This was nothing new for Ellison, who seemed unfazed. “I don’t know how many prior suspensions I’ve had,” he told the Star Tribune. “I don’t keep count.”

    In dismissing Ellison’s irresponsibility, the Excuse Brigade didn’t even break a sweat. What’s a suspended driver’s license when you’re an attorney fighting for social justice? Sometimes your great work can’t wait (speeding ticket), and sometimes you’ve got to fight for the oppressed no matter how long it takes (expired meter).

    Ellison’s defenders brushed off their candidate’s $25,000 in unpaid back taxes — incurred some years ago and later paid — in a similar spirit. Let’s face it: When you’re on a crusade to right big wrongs, you’ve got little time for the petty details of personal life — license suspensions or tax liens. Anyway, this stuff has nothing to do with running the people’s business, right?

    Ellison’s lengthy history of campaign-finance disclosure violations posed a greater challenge. The state attorney general sued him twice over filings, and his record includes numerous warnings, a default judgment and a collection agency. When Ellison accepted the DFL nomination in May, he faced fines of over $2,500, including $1,500 for a “willful” violation that could have been charged as a criminal gross misdemeanor.

    But it’s Ellison’s history of support for Louis Farrakhan — and the notoriously anti-white, anti-Semitic Nation of Islam — that has set the Excuse Brigade scrambling. Ellison says that his association with the Nation of Islam was limited to 18 months in the mid-1990s — a claim that the Brigade has repeated.

    He also says that he failed to scrutinize Farrakhan’s positions sufficiently. Today, Ellison proclaims brotherly love, and all is forgiven.

    But facts are stubborn things.

    Ellison’s support for Farrakhan dates from at least 1989, when he wrote an article defending “Minister Farrakhan” for the Minnesota Daily. In 1995, he was a Minnesota organizer for the Million Man March, which the Nation of Islam convened. In 1997, Ellison publicly supported the executive director of the Minneapolis Initiative Against Racism when she allegedly called Jews “among the most racist white people.” The Star Tribune described Ellison as a “representative” of the Nation of Islam in an article about the incident. In 1998, when Ellison made his first run for the Minnesota House of Representatives, the paper described him as “well-known in the black community as … a supporter of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.”

    The Excuse Brigade has sought to counter these inconvenient facts by falling back on the nuclear option — the B word. Folks who draw attention to Ellison’s support for Farrakhan are bigots, they say. Case closed.

    So far, the Excuse Brigade has said little about the latest Ellison revelation. A few weeks ago, Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, appeared at an Ellison fundraiser, and he and at least one other CAIR employee have donated to Ellison’s campaign. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) described CAIR as an organization “which we know has ties to terrorism.”

    Mike Erlandson, an Ellison opponent in the primary election, criticized Ellison for appearing with Awad, whom Erlandson described as a supporter of the Palestinian group Hamas.

    Why is the Excuse Brigade pouring so much energy into Ellison’s defense? Any other candidate with half this record would likely be persona non grata in any political party.

    The truth is plain, if unpalatable. Many are willing to overlook Ellison’s record because they are breathless with excitement at the chance to send the first Muslim — and the first black Minnesotan — to Congress.

    Ellison’s candidacy may be a defining moment for the DFL. Is this the new face of the party of Hubert Humphrey? Heavy hitters such as Walter Mondale and Mayor R.T. Rybak have endorsed Ellison, and DFL fundraisers extraordinaire Sam and Sylvia Kaplan have raised big bucks for him.

    The question of the hour is this: Is Ellison’s DFL also the party of Amy Klobuchar and Mike Hatch? We have six weeks to find out.

  14. 631

    tennis betting tips betting pal pay sports spews:

    bulkheads!acculturate logicians intoxication smashed manned.transcriptions spotted.

  15. 632

    My Left Foot spews:

    Cantwell (D) 52%, McGavick (R) 35% from Rassmussen dated Sept 12.

    Maria could sleep walk through this. All she has to do is remain silent, and watch Partyin’ Mike? McGavick implode.

  16. 633

    Jim King spews:

    Darn- I was really hoping it was the cheerleader…

    She was better than a prostate exam…

  17. 634

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    Davina McCall, Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie and Jordan have all felt the sharp end of his tongue. So they can sympathise with Bono – the latest victim of a vicious, verbal savaging from Graham Norton. / ”He goes to hell and back to avoid paying tax. He has a special accountant. He works out Irish tax loopholes. And then he’s asking me to buy a well for an African village.”

    It is always irritating, and very hypocritical, to hear some rich guy tell us that we need to pay more taxes to fund his favorite cause, while he has his CPA working overtime to dodge paying his own taxes.

  18. 635

    Jim King spews:

    Quite frankly, rodent, I don’t believe you. If you had married an Hispanic, you’d show more respect for those construction workers…

    Unless you married on of the Mexican or Argentine white upper class- is that it, rodent? A white woman with Peronist tendencies?

  19. 636

    headless lucy spews:

    “Redline” Mike! Your insurance industry lobbyist!

    “I broke the neighbor’s window when I was eight and loped back to my house to evade responsibility. My mother found out and forced me to take responsibility. Vote for me!”

  20. 637

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Notice how the wingnuts get bogged down in “retro” technical jargon yet can’t explain away a fact as simple as the reality that money goes from employers’ pockets to BIAW’s political slush fund in the name of “workers benefits.”

  21. 638

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    166

    I’m not criticizing free markets or capitalism. I’m criticizing lazy shits who don’t work and freeload off the labor of others.

  22. 639

    howcanyoubePROUDtobeaKennedyandanASS spews:

    < HREF="http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=NWY5ZmMyNjRhMjEwOWJiMjcyMDE5MTI2MWVhNTg1ODc=">Michigan — a liberal failure

  23. 640

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    In my Constitutionally-protected opinion, the BIAW and their ilk are nothing but crooks and con men and anything and everything we can do to slow them down, hurt them or disrupt their mission is a good thing.

  24. 642

    Yossarian spews:

    I’m not criticizing free markets or capitalism. I’m criticizing lazy shits who don’t work and freeload off the labor of others.

    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 9/18/06@ 9:34 am

    Hey Rog, you’re criticizing yourself, Mr. “guvmint” asshole attorney!

  25. 643

    Jim King spews:

    @168- Like yourself, racist rodent who hasn’t put in an honest day’s work in your worthless life? Go back into your rotten burrow with Imelda/Evita- you’ve been exposed for the white supremacist fool that you are…

  26. 644

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Oh yeah? I worked 45 years and fought a war! You think government work is easy? Try it sometime. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the crushing workloads, unpaid overtime, hostile customers, and unappreciative bosses as much as I did. I just want to remind everyone that every cent of my pension is money that was deducted from my paychecks, and that I pay 100% of the cost of my health insurance. I don’t get one fucking dime from the taxpayers. You can’t say that for the corporations freeloading at the public trough. For a nice group photo of Republican business leaders, click here: http://tinyurl.com/prjhf

  27. 645

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    173

    I delivered newspapers when I was 11, for the next 45 years worked at every imaginable kind of job, and also served a 13-month tour of combat duty in Vietnam. I put myself through college, graduate school, and law school without a penny of taxpayer or parental money. And your resume is — ???

  28. 646

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    173

    The only place you have callouses is on your ass, from sitting on it all your miserable freeloading useless life.

  29. 647

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    172

    “Mr. ‘guvmint” asshole attorney!” Commentby Yossarian— 9/18/06@ 9:40 am

    You finally got something right; and I’m also glad to see you have enough sense to say “Mister” when addressing your betters.

  30. 648

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I never enjoyed being an asshole, but when you’re a government attorney and your job requires you to deal with the Yossarians, Jim Kings, and Mark the Welshers of the world, you can’t afford to be nice. You know — the welsher who brags about pouring $3.25 gas into his Hummer while complaining he can’t afford to pay child support! Trust me, I was worth every penny the government paid me, and then some.

  31. 651

    headless lucy spews:

    The most amusing McGiver ad I’ve seen thus far is the one where he’s claiming he’s going to vote, not the Republican Party Line!.No No No…. But for what he really believes in!

    What a MARROON!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. 652

    Daddy Love spews:

    From Rasmussen Reports:
    The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is getting closer—much closer. Little more than a week ago, our Balance of Power summary showed the Republicans leading 50-45 with five states in the Toss-Up category. Today, Rasmussen Reports is changing three races from “Toss-Up” to “Leans Democrat.” As a result, Rasmussen Reports now rates 49 seats as Republican or Leans Republican while 48 seats are rated as Democrat or Leans Democrat (see State-by-State Summary) There are now just three states in the Toss-Up category–Tennessee, New Jersey, and Missouri.
    Only 50 days til November 7th.

    Today’s NY Times profiles the Virginia Senate race: “As Senator Falters, a Democrat Rises in Virginia.” Another toss-up-to-be?

  33. 653

    Jim King spews:

    Roger Rabbit, you are such a fucking stupid racist. State law defines those worker comp “premiums” as taxes. And BIAW doesn’t get any of the taxes. What BIAW gets is what its members give it- 20% of THEIR refund of the excessive taxes that L&I charges.

    If L&I wasn’t charging excessive premiums because it cannot run its program properly, BIAW wouldn’t be getting anything.

    The retro program that BIAW runs is funded out of that 20%; the BIAW- just like the Restaurant Association and others- handles the claims management for its members, and does such a better job than the state does for those stuck in the state program that the members get about a third of their worker comp taxes back- and that wouldn’t happen if L&I was efficient and competent.

    And the excess goes into their political program, which is doing more than buying judges. All thanks to the Democrats.

    And, you fucking idiot, BIAW is allowed to spend millions buying judges for the same reason Soros is allowed to spend hundreds of millions buying political influence- it is called free speech. Unfortunately, speech is not free- the rich (liberal or conservative) have more money and can buy more speech. And your idiot liberals set that up.

    But get one thing straight, you fucking moron rodent- BIAW does not get any tax dollars. It is getting money from its members- a percentage of their rebates. It is no different than if your accountant took a percentage of your savings on taxes for giving competent advice- would you say that thye accountant was being given tax dollars? Of course, you are such a damned idiot you probably would.

    Now go back into the racist corner with JCH and rant against the Hispanics you limp dick racist rodent.

  34. 654

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Is “Jim King” the latest incarnation of Momus Pompous Assus? Kevin Carns’ ethnic heritage changes as quickly as his screen name does.

  35. 655

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    GOP: PARTY OF NO IDEAS, NO VALUES, NO PLANS

    As the P-I’s Joel Connelly points out in this morning’s (Monday’s) paper, the GOP’s game plan is to attack Democratic opponents, not debate issues or discuss the country’s direction.

    This is not surprising, as virtually nothing is going well, and polls consistently show that over two-thirds of the American public feels the country is heading in the wrong direction. Translation: The Republicans who run our government have failed us — across the board, on every issue.

    As Connelly astutely points out, “These people are running our government. Don’t they have a few positive accomplishments — stuff done that benefits the American people — to which they can point?”

    Nope, guess not. As Connelly further points out, all the RNC has against Darcy Burner is a screed that says, “Less Than Two Months Away from Election Day, Darcy Burner Refuses to Talk Issues” … but “Burner has talked lots about issues in briefings that I’ve attended. No matter. The strategy … is to go negative. Make the challenger the issue.”

    A sure sign the Republicans are out of ideas, have no plans, and can’t sell their values — namely, war, torture, greed, corruption, lying, stealing, dishonesty, and selfishness.

  36. 656

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit has posted 85.7% of the comments on this thread! If you don’t like it, take a deep breath, bend over, and suck your dick.

  37. 657

    My Left Foot spews:

    122

    Um, this is a liberal blog site. Mr. King is free to love whomever he chooses. We don’t care. We actually think less of you. (and we know who you are, changing your name does not change your stripes)

    In review, Mr, King is free to voice his views here. His personal life is of no concern.

  38. 658

    Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

    “I was worth every penny the government paid me, and then some.”

    Commentby Roger Rabbit [……………………………………………………………………..Is there ANY “guvment” hack that doesn’t think this?]

  39. 659

    LeftIsSanctimonius spews:

    Jim King has done a fine job of refuting the garbage spewed by the fool who refers to himself as Roger Rabbit.
    L&I refunds are the DIRECT result of Retro Employers outperforing non-Retro Employers.
    If they don’t outperform….NO REFUNDS and possibly penalties.
    TRADE ASSOCIATIONS composed primarily of small & medium sized locally owned businesses band together and risk penalties.
    However thru excellent safety, claim management, light-duty return to work programs and even keeping injured workers on salary…refunds are generated.
    It takes Associations to sponsor these programs
    Associations are responsible for penalties…many of wich have occurred.
    This is the ONLY Washington State Government program where business & workers benefit.
    Unions hate incetive programs that help workers.

    I have an idea…
    How about a vote on Right to Work in Washington????
    My guess is it will pass overwhelmingly.
    Now is the time.

  40. 660

    RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

    I really hate it when you have to watch these Republican A-Hole politicians on television with their supercilious, smug, self-satisfied smirks and you know that they are as thick as a brick.

    Commentby headless lucy— 9/17/06@ 9:48 pm

    Good. Now you know how the majority of the nation felt like from the 60’s through 1994. Get use to it because we are not going away.

  41. 661

    Puddybud Mo Money Ray Nagin spews:

    This thread is ALIVE. Many moonbats came out to shit in the box tonight. Even the racist one showed his ugly head in #117.

    Go get ‘em Jim King. When they call you a Queen you know their sphincters are a puckering!

    RUFUS, exemplenary work again. In the midst of moonbats a shining light.

    Americafirst: Pelletizer gets tongue-tied with that small “rabbit” brain he possesses. He is true to his moonbat morals. Keep him on his paws!

    J Olsen from Poulsbo: You can misspell any time man!

    Don’t you guys know The Socialist is Pelletizer’s great-grea-great-grandson. Mrs. Rabbit had nuthin to do with that tree branch! Socialist fell way from the tree!

  42. 662

    Puddybud Mo Money Ray Nagin spews:

    Good night moonbats: The wife is calling and I don’t miss appointments!

  43. 663

    headless lucy spews:

    re 119: You’re delusional — and a communist… check out thirdworldtraveler.com

  44. 665

    americafirst spews:

    Perhaps you should review your history…
    Commentby howcanyoubePROUDtobeanASS— 9/17/06@ 5:23 pm
    ====================================================
    Those were good quotes on the other thread.

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