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  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Obama Surges Past Clinton in New Poll

    “By Paul Steinhauser,CNN

    “MANCHESTER, N.H. (Jan. 6) – Two days before New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, Sen. Barack Obama has opened a double-digit lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton in that state, a new CNN-WMUR poll found Sunday.

    “Obama … led the New York senator and former first lady 39 percent to 29 percent in a poll conducted Saturday and Sunday — a sharp change from a poll out Saturday that showed the Democratic front-runners tied at 33 percent.

    “Support for former Sen. John Edwards, who edged out Clinton for second place in Iowa, dropped from 20 percent in Saturday’s poll to 16 percent.

    “On the Republican side, Sen. John McCain leads … Mitt Romney by … 32 percent to 26 percent ….

    “The poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire, … had a sampling error of 5 percentage points.”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://news.aol.com/elections/.....0000000001

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Sure looks like Obama is poised to win a convincing victory in New Hampshire. If he does, and does it again in a few more states, then he may well be unstoppable.

    Edwards’ 4-point drop in the poll on the heels of what many folks thought was a topnotch performance in the debate does not auger well for his campaign. It appears New Hampshire voters are not eager to embrace his passion and/or his brand of populism.

  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If these numbers are accurate, Hillary not only isn’t inevitable, she may not be in the running.

  4. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    4, 5 – I think John Edwards would be the first person to say that Hillary Clinton has vastly more conscience than Republicans do.

    A wingnut talking about “conscience” is like Ted Bundy selling Girl Scout cookies.

  5. 8

    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer (TM) I call BULLSHITTIUM on #6.

    No one is like Hilary Cliton except you Pelletizer (TM), and you know that Pelletizer (TM).

    Same vacuousness, same hatred, same big claim of right-wing conspiracy that never materialized.

    You and Hilary are cut from the same cloth Pelletizer (TM).

  6. 9

    michael spews:


    Please go away. We don’t care and it’s not like you’re somehow stopping or demoralizing us by posting on here.

    Maybe you could try starting your own blog or volunteering on a Republican campaign?

  7. 10

    Puddybud spews:

    Why Michael?

    R U afraid of being shown to be anti-Obama?

    It’s okay, you can let the inner Hildabeast out.

  8. 11

    My Left Foot spews:

    Michael at 9:

    Pudwhacker serves a purpose here. He makes us laugh and regularly helps us to understand the importance of our struggle to right the wrongs of the past 12 years.

    Puddy, thank you for that.

    Go Seahawks!!

  9. 12

    Puddybud spews:

    Carl: How are you doing? How is the rain down there? My sisters say it’s been raining bad.

    I’m sorry, I guess I missed it; your purpose here was again…?

  10. 13

    My Left Foot spews:


    For the record, I am an Edwards man. Barring his nomination I will vote for the Democratic nominee no matter who it is. A ticket of Obama/Edwards would be fine. Clinton/Obama too.

    How about it Puddy. As a black man in todays society would you support and vote for Obama?

  11. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 “I call BULLSHITTIUM on #6″

    Who cares what you whistle into the wind?

  12. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 No, I think he should keep posting here. That doesn’t mean I read his crap. Puddy’s ravings do, however, have utility — they prove that UNLIKE ANY WINGNUT BLOG our political opponents are free to say whatever they want here because THIS blog is NOT CENSORED.

  13. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @12 “your purpose here was again”

    Saving America from fascists, rednecks, and descendants of the people who lynched your ancestors.

    Any more stupid questions?

  14. 17

    busdrivermike spews:

    Hey, how much did the Benaroya’s pay for that public space?

    You see, I’m still waiting for my Monorail tax rebate. It will probably come after all the power elite of Seattle makes a profit off all the ex-Monorail property.

  15. 18

    My Left Foot spews:


    Been pouring for three days. Not much flood damage really, we need the rain, but I have the ark ready.

    My purpose here is just what Roger says in 16. I might have left off the lynching part though.

  16. 20

    michael spews:


    Actually, I’m on the record as not being a fan of Obama or Clinton. That said, either one of would be way better than any of the Republicans and I’ll be working and voting towards getting as many Dem’s elected as possible.

    I do vote for the occasional Republican. But, without even seeing the ballot, I can tell you I’ll be voting a straight Democratic ticket this year.

  17. 21

    Puddybud spews:

    So Carl: The 1996 to 2000 was a bunch of wrongs. I agree on Clinton and Gore

    1) Chinese improved their missile guidance with Loral (wink-wink-nod-nod)

    2) No controlling authority on foreign donations

    3) Lying to authorities

    4) Cut Medicare and Medicaid against Moonbat! wishes

    5) Didn’t try to ratify Kyoto

    6) Created 22.5 MM new jobs but only half paid ~ $7 an hour.

    7) Wages only at 1989 levels

    8) This one is a real winner – “Once in office, however, Mr. Clinton found that such contradictory promises and ambitious plans were impossible to fulfill. Time and again, he was forced into hard choices about economic policy. In almost every instance, he took the route favored by Wall Street, business executives and conventional economists, not the ones that ordinary people might have favored and that almost certainly would have been easier to defend politically.”


    9) Remember that Occidental Land deal for some fed land for oil drilling? And who was Occidental’s stockholder? Al Gore

    10) Left 39.2 Million without insurance

    Yes those were anti-Moonbat! years 1996-2000. I have more but these 10 are good!

  18. 22

    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer (TM): Ace of Spades identified your purpose here. Remember? I posted it. It was called “Diarrhea on a blog.”

    Nuff Said!

  19. 23

    No Piping, please spews:

    Mr. Pud:
    You are the very first person to quote Fox News!
    Congratulations, as 100% of the folks here are in sheer awe of your brains.

  20. 24

    YLB spews:

    21 – Right wing bullshit. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz.

    Why don’t you resurrect that Able Danger/Gorelick Wall bullshit and pin 9/11 on Clinton as well.

    Has that chimp you worship got Osama or found the WMD yet?

  21. 25

    Puddybud spews:


    I am a man of compassion. It’s hard for me to say much negative against Carl. Even though I disagree with 98.6% of his stuff, I pray each night for him and his heart condition. Do you?

  22. 27

    My Left Foot spews:

    Last Republican Administration:

    Emergency Management: They completely failed to manage the first large-scale emergency since 9/11. Despite all their big talk and hundreds of billions of dollars spent on homeland security over the past four years, this administration proved itself stunningly incompetent when faced with an actual emergency. (Katrina Relief Funds Squandered)

    Fiscal Management: America is broke. No wait, we’re worse than broke. In less than five years these borrow and spend-thrifts have nearly doubled our national debt, to a stunning $8.2 trillion. These are not your father’s Republicans who treated public dollars as though they were an endangered species. These Republicans waste money in ways and in quantities that make those old tax and spend liberals of yore look like tight-fisted Scots.

    This administration is so incompetent that you can just throw a dart at the front page of your morning paper and whatever story of importance it hits will prove my point.

    Katrina relief: Eleven thousand spanking new mobile homes sinking into the Arkansas mud. Seems no one in the administration knew there were federal and state laws prohibiting trailers in flood zones. Oops. That little mistake cost you $850 million — and counting.

    Medicare Drug Program: This $50 billion white elephant debuted by trampling many of those it was supposed to save. The mess forced states to step in and try to save its own citizens from being killed by the administration’s poorly planned and executed attempt to privatize huge hunks of the federal health safety net.

    Afghanistan: Good managers know that in order to pocket the gains of a project, you have to finish it. This administration started out fine in Afghanistan. They had the Taliban and al Queda on the run and Osama bin Laden trapped in a box canyon. Then they were distracted by a nearby shiney object — Iraq. We are now $75 billion out of pocket in Afghanistan and its sitting president still rules only within the confines of the nation’s capital. Tribal warlords, the growing remnants of the Taliban and al Qaeda call the shots in the rest of the county.

    Iraq: This ill-begotten war was supposed to only cost us $65 billion. It has now cost us over $300 billion and continues to suck $6 billion a month out of our children’s futures. Meanwhile the three warring tribes Bush “liberated” are using our money and soldiers’ lives to partition the country. The Shiites and Kurds are carving out the prime cuts while treating the once-dominant Sunnis the same way the Israelis treat the Palestinians, forcing them onto Iraq’s version of Death Valley. Meanwhile Iran is increasingly calling the shots in the Shiite region as mullahs loyal to Iran take charge. (More)

    Iran: The administration not only jinxed its Afghanistan operations by attacking Iraq, but also provided Iran both the rationale for and time to move toward nuclear weapons. The Bush administration’s neocons’ threats to attack Syria next only provided more support for religious conservatives within Iran who argued U.S. intentions in the Middle East were clear, and that only the deterrent that comes with nuclear weapons could protect them.

    North Korea: Ditto. Also add to all the above the example North Korea set for Iran. Clearly once a country possesses nukes, the U.S. drops the veiled threats and wants to talk.

    Social Programs: It’s easier to get affordable — even free — American-style medical care, paid for with American dollars, if you are injured in Iraq, Afghanistan or are victims of a Pakistani earthquake, than if you live and pay taxes in the good old U.S.A. Nearly 50 million Americans can’t afford medical insurance. Nevertheless the administration has proposed a budget that will cut $40 billion from domestic social programs, including health care for the working poor. The administration is quick to say that those services will be replaced by its “faith-based” programs.

    Quoted from Alternet.org http://www.horsesass.org/?p=4080#comment-726502

    Commentary. I would have debunked Pud’s argument but all he really said was “It is all Clinton’s fault”. So I found a list of Bush’s fuck ups and did the Republican thing. I cut and pasted. Evey single one of these points is right on. I bet Bush has to pardon himself on his last day in office.

  23. 28

    Puddybud spews:

    As all can see on Clueless Gooberfool’s rant in #24 everything is a right-wing issue, even though the NY Times or government web sites provide all of my sources.

    Keep up the emptiness Clueless Gooberfool. You can fool the Goobers on the left, but thinking individuals know how to prove a point!

  24. 29

    Puddybud spews:

    Carl@27: Trojan Horse Argument.

    You said 12 years. I went back to 1996-2000 to their decisions. You are a pipsqueak on your argument. Where did I say “t is all Clinton’s fault”?



    Time and Date Stamp.

  25. 30

    Puddybud spews:

    Carl: You need to visit a blog?

    I used NY Times and government web sites.

    Have a good day sucka! Can you dig it?

  26. 31

    Sandy Fed Docs in my Socks Brurgler spews:

    21 – Right wing bullshit. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz.

    Why don’t you resurrect that Able Danger/Gorelick Wall bullshit and pin 9/11 on Clinton as well.

    You tell him clueless!!!!

  27. 32

    My Left Foot spews:


    Puddy, for all his wrong headed political views, has always had a kind word and thought for me. I never asked for it, he just gives it. I could sit and have a Coke with him (he does not drink).

    So you can attack him all you want about his politics, Lord knows I do, but he is a man who can separate politics from real life. I consider him an internet (virtual) friend.

  28. 33

    YLB spews:

    That’s all the right wing argue – if it’s fucked up, it’s Bill Clinton’s fault.

    That Chimp is a perfect idol they worship.

  29. 34

    Puddybud spews:

    Thank you Carl. I feel the same about your politics too. Next time I am in the LA area, I will try and hook up with you.

    Just be looking for a good looking black man!

  30. 35

    My Left Foot spews:


    Come on. When someone makes a point he makes a point. It does not have to be in the NY Times or Washington Post. The post I got that from said it quite well and all truthful.

    Only a wrongheaded meatball would deny that truth can come from anywhere.

    You don’t strike me as a wrong headed meatball. Just wrongheaded.

  31. 36

    Puddybud spews:

    Again Clueless Gooberfool just before I hit the sack, where did I say “It is all Clinton’s fault”?

    If you could read and comprehend, Carl said 12 years. So I wnet back 12 years and replayed some of the Clinton-Gore decisions they made or… didn’t make.

    Can you dig it sucka?

  32. 37

    Puddybud spews:

    Carl, I am so glad you said “Only a wrongheaded meatball would deny that truth can come from anywhere.”

    So Clueless Gooberfool, how do you feel being a wrongheaded meatball?

    Thanks Carl. You just made my night. Newsmax and Washington Times it is!

  33. 38

    Puddybud spews:


    Not only is Clueless Gooberfool (YLB) wrongheaded, but he is a wrongheaded meatball.

  34. 39

    Just Another Beacon Hill Housewife spews:

    What I think is funny/touching/sad about the whole plight of the “Ballard Dennys” is what that building stands for.

    It was built by a local-ish company (Mannings – which is long gone), without the benefit of focus groups or marketing departments or consultants. It was built to stand out, to be an eye-catching place for some folks to come in an have a meal. Nothing fancy, nothing special: commonplace food prepared by commpnplace people for a commonplace clientelle. But still, a nice place. A place where you might linger over a cup of coffee or a cigarette while enjoying the company of others.

    For decades it has stood as the de facto entryway to Ballard , which was a quirky, fun, somewhat backwards corner of an isolated provincial town that nonetheless knew enough to let people be themselves. Sure, it got to be a little dated – but so did the rest of Seattle. That faded optimism is what drew a lot of us to this city, and it’s what made us stay here.

    Now, as it stands ready to fall to yet another bland, cookie-cutter, lowest-common-denominator housing complex – one that will no doubt be extolled as “Distinctive Urban Living” by the hucksters that sell that crap – it reminds us of what we are losing in our quest to be a “World Class” city.

    We’re losing an icon of a time of optimism. When local companies served local citizens, and everyone believed that the Jet Age was the solution to everything, that the space race could be won, and that a World’s Fair could put us on the map.

    We’re on the map all right. But what price are we paying to get there?

  35. 40

    Ross Perot spews:

    YLB says:

    That’s all the right wing argue – if it’s fucked up, it’s Bill Clinton’s fault.

    That Chimp is a perfect idol they worship.

    YLB has a point. There is plenty of blame to spread around. For instance I take full responsibility for Clinton’s election in 1992.

  36. 41

    YLB spews:

    37 – Dunno PWhacks. Everytime you turn around, you don’t see us blaming shit on Reagan. We blame the chimp.

    He’s the disaster in charge right now. And he’s the reason your corrupt party won’t be trusted for a generation (or more I hope).

    Are you going to answer my questions

    I don’t take orders from you or do your bidding, whatever…

  37. 42

    Puddybud spews:

    Carl: Remember Clueless Gooberfool also said:

    YLB says:

    Barack Obama has inspired many people with the “audacity of hope”.

    Mark1’s hatred of women and Roger Rabbit marches lockstep with the “audacity of dopes”.

    Thanks for reminding people of what they’re rejecting in Nov, Mark1. 01/04/2008 at 2:35 pm


    Still ROTFLMBAO!

  38. 43

    YLB spews:

    DOOFUS @ 40

    Your party’s going down in flames mutt! Flush Limpbone calls your candidate Huckabee a “huckster”. He’s on a roll right now that won’t last.

    Eat shit cur!

  39. 44

    Puddybud spews:

    Not blaming Reagan Clueless Gooberfool?

    Ron Reagan site:horsesass.org

    Results 1 – 10 of about 158 from horsesass.org for Ron Reagan.

    Just a quick search.

    Try again Clueless Gooberfool!

  40. 46

    My Left Foot spews:


    Well said. I had no opinion on the building until now. I hope the building stays. I had a late night meal there several times after seeing a show at one of the Ballard clubs.

    Again, great post.

  41. 48

    YLB spews:

    Newsmax and Washington Times it is!

    I wouldn’t trust that garbage to get “2 + 2″ right.

  42. 49

    Puddybud spews:

    Too bad Clueless Gooberfool can’t mount a serious attack.

    Did you take debating in school Goober?

    This is so calming, debating an empty suit.

  43. 51

    YLB spews:

    Stupes, the writing is on the wall. Your party is headed for the tall weeds..

    Good night!

  44. 52

    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer (TM) did you realize you march lockstep with the “audacity of dopes”. you need to take Clueless Gooberfool to the woodshed!


  45. 53

    Puddybud spews:

    Clueless Gooberfool. To debate one answers the other. All you do is scream here.

    That’s why I never have a bad word to say about Carl. We debate. You are an empty suit.

    So in your desperation, you choose to spit shit into your little toilet.

    Keep it up.

  46. 54

    YLB spews:

    52 – You just proved your reading comprehension sucks like that old loser MWS.

    But we all knew that.

    Thanks for proving it again.

  47. 56

    Puddybud spews:

    Clueless Gooberfool@51:

    Then on the other thread when I asked you who will stop Obama from being POTUS is has to be your NEW Progressive democraps.

    If we are going to the weeds (you seem to know the seamy side of life so well) as you claim, then who can stop Obama except your people Clueless Gooberfool?

  48. 58

    Rujax! spews:

    C’mon you guys…


    Ignore the motherfucker and he’ll go away.