U.S. Senator Al Franken

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The Minnesota State Supreme Court unanimously declared Al Franken the winner today in the state’s closely contested US Senate race, prompting Republican Norm Coleman to concede:

“Ours is a government of laws, not men and women. The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken; I respect its decision and I will abide by its result. It’s time for Minnesotans to come together under the leaders it has chosen, and move forward. And I join all Minnesotans in congratulating our newest U.S. senator, Al Franken.”

Coleman’s legal challenge had long since become futile and obstructionist, but in the end he deserves credit for being a helluva lot more gracious than Dino Rossi, who to this day has never accept the outcome of the 2004 election and court challenge:

Rossi said because the “political makeup of the Washington Supreme Court” makes it “almost impossible to overturn this ruling, I am ending this election contest.”

Nobody ever accused Rossi of being a mensch.

Apart from that, two main observations:  1) I guess Washington’s election contest statutes aren’t all that bad by comparison after all. I mean, imagine how disruptive it would have been had Rossi’s lawyers prevented us from having a governor for six months?

And 2), Franken’s victory is sign of redemption to foul-mouthed satirists everywhere. If he could be taken seriously in straight-laced Minnesota, I suppose there’s hope yet for me here in hippie-dippy Seattle should I ever throw my hat into the ring. Voters really can tell the difference between being serious and being solemn, even if that nuance sometimes eludes our editorialists.

Comments

  1. 1

    Daddy Love spews:

    Norm Coleman is a dick, but he doesn’t look as much like one when he’s standing next to Dino Rossi. Norm should hire Dino to stand next to him everywhere.

    Senator Al Franken!

  2. 2

    Franken's a Big Fat Idiot spews:

    Gag me with a (Roger) maggot.

    Love Daddy, you ignorant slut: Have you not been paying attention? Your Medicare seems only to work (Billions Served! Low Overhead!) because its overhead is comprised of writing checks.

    Do your homework. Your NPR reported that Medicare’s losses from payments to fruadulent vendors of supplies exceeds $70 billion/year, at least $35 billion in Florida. Apparently there’s no provision, or no enforced provision, for accountability in Medicare’s vaunted 3% overhead.

    Nor is there the slightest free-market mechanism of solvency. To repeat here for about the 4th time, Comptroller David Walker estimates that Medicare’s currently projected unfunded liabilities, promises made that can’t be paid for, exceed $50 trillion. Trillion. With a T.

    Almost as bad is Comrade Bush’s socialist Medicare drugs for our wealthiest demographic cohort, a regressive redistribution that didn’t even buy Florida — much less its fake medical supplies — for Republicans.

    And as for the rat-and-roach wards of the VA …

  3. 3

    proud leftist spews:

    Puddy, Cynical, Marvin, all the Marks, Troll, and all other wingnuts who post here, please say with me: “Senator Al Franken, Senator Al Franken, Senator Al Franken . . .” Don’t you feel all better now? Wasn’t that cathartic? It is for me.

  4. 4

    infidel spews:

    Congrats Minnesota, you elected a retarded muppet with anger management issues…well done!

  5. 5

    GBS spews:

    I just LOVE watching Republicans:
    Concede defeat, (McCain, Coleman, list too long)

    Crimes, (Randal Duke Cunningham, Bob Ney another list too long.)

    Homosexual sex scandals, Sen., Larry Craig, Jim West.

    Underage boy sex scandals, Rep. Mark Foley

    Prostitute sex scandals, Sen. Vitter.

    Extra marital affairs, Sen. Ensign (luckiest man given the recent news cycles from Iran to Gov Sanford, to Norm conceding DEFEAT.

    Governors who sneak out of the country for sex scandals.

    I say it’s time to officially put the GOP Elephant on the Endangered Species list.

    Baaa haaa haaa haaa.

  6. 6

    Piper Scott spews:

    @3…PL…

    There will come a time when you will gag whenever you say Senator Al Franken. He’s going to do something stupid, foolish, profligate, moronic, inane, un-funny…Oh, wait…we’re not talking his comedy career here are we?

    Whatever…it’s in his nature to be a public embarrassment. You wanted him, you got him. Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

    The Piper

  7. 7

    GBS spews:

    @ 6:

    Good advice.

    Follow that next time you’re thinking about casting a vote for a Reagan Republican.

    How bad is it being a Republican when you can’t even beat a damn comedian?

    I know conservatives don’t get the joke yet, but trust me, the jokes on you, pal.

    Thanks for the good laugh. Not knowing you’re the butt of the joke makes it all the funnier.

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, man, this is rich.

  8. 9

    Steve spews:

    Pull shit from your ass all day, Piper, but the reality is that today it’s you gagging on Sanford and Ensign, and it’s us rejoicing over Franken’s win.

  9. 10

    Seattle Jew, a true liberal spews:

    ^ Piper the un patriot

    Piper ..

    I have met Frankne and I think we are clas mates. He is a very bright, Very rational guy.

    Obstructing democracy, whther this is meas the event in Bush v Gore or Minnesota or the current asinine discussion of Jusge Soromayor is not a crime but it sure does small bad whoever does it.

    I am curious but c an you come up with nay names from the Dem side who have done anything comparable to Coleman v. Franken?

  10. 11

    Steve spews:

    How does it feel for you to be gagging on Sanford, Piper? Please describe the feeling for us. Does it feel any different than your gagging on Vitter, Ensign, Foley and all the others?

  11. 12

    Poster Child spews:

    How long was Coleman willing to let the people of Minnesota go underrepresented in the Federal Government? Did MN lose out on federal stimulus dollars while he covered his ears and defiantly hummed? What was republican governor Tim Pawlenty’s reaction to the decision? to cagily say he wouldn’t defy an order of the MN Supreme Court (and technically they didn’t order Franken’s instatement, they only unanimously threw out Coleman’s challenge).

    Why do Republicans hate representative democracy so much?

  12. 14

    manoftruth spews:

    u gonna complain that a court determined an electon outcome like u did bush/gore?
    i didnt think so, u hypocrit

  13. 16

    Piper Scott spews:

    @7 through 12…HA Happy Hooligans…

    Sigh…you people haven’t been paying attention. Search your archives, and you will find that I have been harder on so-called conservatives who’ve strayed from the fold than anyone. No defending Vitter, Ensign, Sanford, et al, from me…Under the bus they go.

    Each party has more than its fair share of rogues for the gallery. So, what else is new?

    And you revel in momentary political victories as if it’s the end of the world. How special is that? How about producing then? How about creating real jobs instead of phony and temporary so-called “stimulus” jobs or destroying them via cap and tax?

    How about improving health care instead of going to a rationing system akin to Canada’s?

    How about strengthening America instead of opening it up to challenges from North Korea, Iran, and others? As an aside, ain’t it sweet the way Mr. Prez and his Secretary of State are siding with Fidel and Hugo Chavez on Honduras? But they were lots of days late and several score dead bodies short of condemning the brutality in Iran until they were shamed into doing it.

    Enjoy it while you may since all glory is fleeting, and the seeds of your own destruction were sown in your ephemeral and quite temporary victory.

    Sad how bitter you are…As if it’s an expression of a mortal-injury level lack of confidence in your ideology.

    As for me, I subscribe to what Milton Friedman said here:

    The Piper

  14. 17

    Steve spews:

    @16 “Sad how bitter you are…”

    Sad how bitter and delusional you are, Piper. Sorry, but you Republicans had your shot and you blew it. You have nobody to blame but yourselves. Instead of posting pompous blather about Democrats, your time might be better spent on dissecting the Republican corpse to see just what went wrong.

  15. 18

    Piper Scott spews:

    @17…Steve…

    I’m not the supposed victor who continues to fixate and obsess on the loser. It’s as if you think you’ll wake up one morning to find it’s 2000 all over again, only this time Bush v. Gore is unanimous.

    You need to find a new script writer.

    Here’s a bottom line you fail to consider: crappy public policy is crappy public policy irrespective of how many folks you have in the U.S. Senate. And what we’ve seen out of the Obama Administration is, almost without exception, crappy public policy.

    The Piper

  16. 19

    proud leftist spews:

    Piper
    I’ll go out on a limb and predict that Franken will be a very effective senator. By all reports, he works his ass off, is a policy wonk, and is far brighter than most of the luminaries filling the Senate’s seats. I would be quite surprised if he turns out to be an embarrassment.

  17. 20

    Steve spews:

    @18 “I’m not the supposed victor”

    You got that one right, loser.

    “It’s as if you think you’ll wake up one morning”

    Made up bullshit. As such, it tells us nothing about me, spades about you.

    “And what we’ve seen out of the Obama Administration is, almost without exception, crappy public policy.”

    Get used to whining about Democrats, Piper, because it looks like Republicans won’t win another national election for the remainder of your wretched, pathetic life.

  18. 21

    manoftruth spews:

    @15
    not really steve. its just trading one jew for another. and i’d really rather have the jew be a democrat. when the jew is a republican, you know he’s like a trojan horse. look at spector, u knew for years he wasnt a republican. and that jew mayor from ny. born in massachusetts, makes a billion, changes to republican to get a elected. only in america with the jew controlled media could they get away with it.

  19. 22

    Steve spews:

    @19 I recall you saying that Piper has some redeeming qualities. Sorry, but I just don’t see it.

  20. 23

    Piper Scott spews:

    @21…Anti-semitic Dork…

    I love Jews…I love Israel…I hate those who disparage Jews…You disparage Jews…Ergo: Guess what!

    What you write is offensive, nasty, both un-and anti-American, and completely at odds with free-market or conservative thought, which welcomes all who wish to trade in the marketplace of ideas. Sadly, you have no ideas with which to trade.

    I’ve called you out on your bigotry before, and I’m doing it again. It stinks…You stink.

    The Piper

  21. 25

    proud leftist spews:

    Steve
    I was just going to say, see post 23. Piper is one of those frustrating people who is intelligent, yet still Republican. Frankly, I have difficulty at this juncture in our nation’s history understanding how anyone still connected to reality can still vote Republican. A party that trashes Enlightenment values like Reason and Empiricism should not be able to hang onto those capable of reasoning and empirical inquiry. I’d also say this–Piper has a sense of humor, which is something few of our trolls possess, and recognizes some good music, like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Flatt and Scruggs (I’ll overlook that bagpipe thing). Having said all that, the guy is politically delusional.

  22. 26

    Piper Scott spews:

    @25…PL…

    At least I’m not a fly-fishing attorney!

    Oh…wait…I am, albeit an inactive member of the bar.

    And I’m increasingly Libertarian (though not of the Ron Paul-foreign affairs kind) rather than Republican. As I’ve said from day one, I find high taxes and over-weaning government to be antithetical to freedom and American values of individualism.

    I’m also on the winning side of history, but I’ll save a spot for you.

    The Piper

  23. 27

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 “Gag me with a (Roger) maggot”

    Glad to oblige — in fact, I’ll gag you with a bunch of them:

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    The people have spoken — the bastards!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    Loser! Loser!! Sooore loooser!!!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  24. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 “Gag me with a (Roger) maggot.”

    Glad to oblige — in fact, I’ll gag with you a whole bunch of them:

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    The people have spoken — the bastards!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    Loser! Loooser!! Sooore Loooser!!!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  25. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 “with anger management issues”

    He’s not the only one!

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  26. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @6 “He’s going to do something stupid, foolish, profligate, moronic, inane, un-funny…”

    You mean like GOP Gov. Sanford?

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    “Whatever…it’s in his nature to be a public embarrassment.”

    And every fucking Republican pol in the country isn’t?

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  27. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @12 “Why do Republicans hate representative democracy so much?”

    Because they’re a minority party, always have been, always will be, and the only way they can get what they want is to steal elections (see, e.g., 2000 and 2004) and run a fucking dictatorship like Iran’s.

  28. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @18 Pooper, you’re not only stoopid, you’re an ingrate. President Obama is working his butt off to save your economic ass. You ought to show a little more appreciation.

  29. 34

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I guess these Republicans are bitter ‘cuz they didn’t get their Great Depression II after all. Depressions are good for the rich because they concentrate wealth even more and allow the six people in the country who still have money to acquire assets dirt cheap. And, of course, labor is very very very cheap during depressions. What’s there for a cheap labor conservative not to like?

  30. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @21 Keep it up and you might motivate me to send a donation to the Jewish Anti-Defamation League.

  31. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The most precious thing about this is watching anti-Semites like MOT eat shit. Of course, some of us knew all along Franken would win. After all, he had more votes, and that’s how we do things in this country. Coleman tried to be Ahmajinedad but his problem is he doesn’t have a militia to enforce his lame attempt at election theft.

  32. 38

    GBS spews:

    I love to win and HATE to lose.

    I’m not a good winner either. I have ZERO problem with rubbing the proverbial nose of every Republican in their own pile of dog shit.

    The Bush tax cuts were supposed to create jobs and wealth. 8 years later, we have the opposite.

    Bush talked tough. 8 years later N.Korea went nuclear, Iraq was a lie and a mistake, Afghanistan and the War on Terror was largely ignored, the Taliban were allowed to make a peace deals with Pakistan which their government and their nuclear weapons may fall into the hands of al Qeada because Bush was a failed military leader.

    Republicans claimed deregulation would make the markets better. 8 years later, the financial and banking markets nearly collapsed.

    Argue all you like, and you will. Bottom line is that America tried Reagan Republicanism thoroughly.

    It failed.

    We WON’T ever go back to that model of government ever again.

    Ronald Reagan and his followers will forever be placed in history as being bad for America. Period.

    This chapter in American History is written, and it isn’t good news for conservatives.

    Now, how far left are you going to come in order to attract people to your message again?

    The more stubborn you are over the next two election cycles will determine your fate. If you don’t move to the left quickly, by 2013 we’ll be talking about the “NEW” conservative party.

    And it won’t be called the Republican Party!

  33. 39

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Funniest comment of the day goes to Proud Libtardo

    [Franken] is far brighter than most of the luminaries filling the Senate’s seats.

    Soooooooooooo proud libtardo admits Franken is far brighter than these libtardo luminaries Dickless Turbin Durbin, Chucky Illegal Social Security # Schumer, Dianne Stealing at MILCON Feinstein, Barbara General, Call Me Senator Boxer, etc. etc. etc.

    Toooooooooooooooooooooo

    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    Funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny

    Thanks proud libtardo. Sometimes you actually tell the truth.

  34. 40

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    GBS,

    Bush talked tough. 8 years later N.Korea went nuclear

    Puddy done kicked your ASS on this with fact after fact and you bring it up again?

    Republicans claimed deregulation would make the markets better

    So did Clinton and Robert Rubin and Larry Summers Did you fergit dat too?

  35. 41

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    “He’s going to do something stupid, foolish, profligate, moronic, inane, un-funny…”

    Pelletizer farted

    You mean like GOP Gov. Sanford?

    No he was talking about the coke snorting staff banger NY guvnur David Paterson, who followed the prostitute chasing ex-NY guvnur Eliot Spitzer.

  36. 42

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Piper,

    and when proud libtardo asked about his fly-fishing rod and tackle proud libtardo was mute. Sez wonders about his fly-fishing skillz.

  37. 43

    Steve spews:

    @16 “Each party has more than its fair share of rogues for the gallery. So, what else is new?”

    Rogues are one thing, Piper, this is altogether another thing here.

    http://www.republicanoffenders.com/Pedophiles.html

    So the Pope sez to the Archbishop, “Each church has more than its fair share of rogues for the gallery. So what else is new?”

    No, don’t you even think of attempting to dismiss this problem so casually. Do try to understand, Piper, that the GOP is the Catholic Church of the 21st Century. You have a pedo problem. Ignoring the problem isn’t going to make it go away. You knowing about it and then ignoring it, well, that makes you part of the problem.

  38. 46

    manoftruf' spews:

    Oh, and Piper is not smart. He dresses the same tired old free-market nostrums in a kevlar wrap of garish prose tied with a tartan ribbon and then sent off with a bagpipe fanfare punctuated by a saucy twist of his skirt.

    Sadly, this reeks of formulaic repetition of the 3 or 4 concepts that he is capable of smooshing the universe into.

  39. 47

    GBS spews:

    Puddy at 39:

    I’ll rebut your statement with this again:

    Argue all you like, and you will. Bottom line is that America tried Reagan Republicanism thoroughly.

    It failed.

    We WON’T ever go back to that model of government ever again.

    America tried Reagan Republicanism thoroughly.

    It failed.

    We WON’T ever go back to that model of government ever again.

    What is it about the ‘days of Reaganism are dead’ that you still don’t understand????

    N. Korea made and detonated a nuclear weapon on Bush’s watch and, AND out in the open. They told the Bush admin they were going to do it and they did it.

    No matter what you argue the vast majority of our fellow Americans are of the same opinion that I am on Iraq, the economy, War on Terror, healthcare, deregulation, and yes, N. Korea. Republicans caused the problem and left the mess for Barak Obama and the Democrats to clean up.

    Let me put it to you this way, Apollo Creed in terms you’ll understand. You won every round on points, out boxed me, hell you might have even won the fight. BUT, in the last 30 seconds of the final round, I caught Lightening-in-a-Bottle and you got “KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT!” as Smokey would say from” Friday’s.

    Sorry, bub, but, uh, the shelf life of the Republican Party as you know it, has expired.

    I repeat: has expired.

    C’mon. Whad’ya expect? You know the Silver Medal is nothing more than the 1st place loser to me. You know the credo.

    That’s why you’re flat on the canvas having the ringside doctor trying to get your mouthpiece out and I’m standing over you with my arms raised victorious.

    In a few years, if you’re luckier than Cassius Clay, you won’t wind up a punch drunk OLD fool and your logic thinking capabilities will return.

    In the meantime, you’re going to continue to fantasize you actually have a good and winning political argument.

    Heh-heh. Sorry, pal, but you know the adage: Win some, get knocked the FUCK OUT!

  40. 48

    YLB spews:

    About time that Norm Coleman, one of the biggest TOOLS of the unhinged right wing idiots in this country conceded his toolsmanship to the people of Minnesota.

    Welcome to the U.S Senate, SENATOR Al Franken.

    The world is looking more progressive every day but there’s still a lot of timid Dems who haven’t got the message.

    Keep up the pressure fellow progressives. There’s no rest for the weary.

  41. 51

    correctnotright spews:

    Poor Puddy:

    [Franken] is far brighter than most of the luminaries filling the Senate’s seats.

    This means that Franken is brighter than the dimwit republicans such as:

    Mitch McConnell – who still thinks smoking is good for you.

    David Vitter – who thinks visiting prostitutes demonstrates family values.

  42. 52

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Dumb NutsTooTight, Puddy presented some of the best Dummocraptic luminary senators for your perusal. You and others have been telling Puddy and all others whom think right since November 2006 “the adults are in charge”. So if the adults are in charge they have to be “the luminaries” NutsTooTight. You make the rules and then you break them when it’s convenient.

    Regarding McConnell, Kentucky has tobacco farms and tobacco manufacturing facilities. It’s not that he thinks smoking is good for you, he’s looking out for is state in this era of declining jobs. And yes people smoke in Kentucky. Kentucky farmers are trying to move to other agricultural products. But then again because your NutsTooTight you’ve never heard of the Rodale Institute. Well it’s telling cuz you are very stupid about many things. Or putting students and professors out of work. I’m sure Ashley Judd would be proud to know NutsTooTight is against her alma mater.

    Puddy already commented on Vitter. Steve already admitted to it fool! But you keep those idiotic mantras cummin.

    But the way how are those anecdotal stories cumming?

  43. 53

    correctnotright spews:

    As I have said, I respect Piper because he is willing to call out ridiculous bigots like woman of falsehood.

    I also repect Piper because he can at least argue his case in a legitimate manner.

    However, I disagree with many of Piper’s conclusions.

    For instance, I think crappy public policy is:

    - creating the largest budget deficit in history while simultaneously sinking the economy in the biggest hole since the great depression. That means wasting a ton of money on unnecessary wars like Iraq.

    - I think keeping America safe is important. Bush failed on 9/11 to mind the store. Bush failed to get bin laden. Bush failed to stop North Korea from going nuclear and Bush helped to push Ahmadinejad into power.

    - Bush failed to lead this country on energy independence.

    -Bush failed to uphold our own law and honor by approving torture

    Those are all “crappy” policy decisions. Everything that obama has done (for the most part) has been much better, more rational and better thought out.

    Compare the nomination of Sotomayor to Harriet Miers….

    Compare AG Holder to AG Gonzalez (or even AG Ashcroft) – sorry there is NO comparison.

  44. 55

    correctnotright spews:

    @51
    So you admit that the Senate republican majority leader is a fool who panders to the tobacco industry.

    Good argument there Pudz.

    You are really losing it. All you have is name calling and obscure self-references – yet you are convinced you are “winning” an argument in your own mind.

    The great thing about Puddy is he likes to whine and complain about Democrats, but he seldom mentions the republicans he actually likes.

    We know he likes idiots like Krauthammer – who hav been so wrong for so often (particularly on the war in Iraq). Remember when Krauthammer and the other idiot neocons said that the vicroty in Iraq would change the face of politics in the middle east and usher in a new era of democracy?

    ooops! Hamas was elected, Ahmadinejad was elected (the first time – this time they rigged it), Hezbollah picked up shared power in Lebanon.

    Total epic FAIL by Bush and the neocons.

    By the way – your man coleman is probably going to be indicted for illegal payments to his wife for doing nothing.

    Hmm, just more republican corruption and incompetence.

  45. 56

    correctnotright spews:

    While I disagree with Piper on some issues – I respect him.

    Puddy, here is how a REAL MAN deals with petty racists:

    @21…Anti-semitic Dork…

    I love Jews…I love Israel…I hate those who disparage Jews…You disparage Jews…Ergo: Guess what!

    What you write is offensive, nasty, both un-and anti-American, and completely at odds with free-market or conservative thought, which welcomes all who wish to trade in the marketplace of ideas. Sadly, you have no ideas with which to trade.

    I’ve called you out on your bigotry before, and I’m doing it again. It stinks…You stink.

    The Piper

  46. 57

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    NutsTooTight farted

    So you admit that the Senate republican majority leader is a fool who panders to the tobacco industry.

    Where did Puddy do that? Man you really jump to some strange conclusions. But knowing how strange you are Puddy realizes you are just being NutsTooTight.

    Regarding the Republican Puddy likes, why should Puddy make your day?

    So you agree with Chucky Schumer using someone’s Social Security Number illegally to attack them in a campaign?
    So you agree with Dickless Turbin Durbin saying “”When you talk about the gulags and the concentration camps and Pol Pot’s regime, millions of people, innocent people were killed by those regimes. If PI read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings.”
    So you agree with Dianne Feinstein and her use of her position on MILCON to line the pockets of her husband’s companies?
    So you agree with Barbara Boxer forcing a US General to call her senator when the common Military address code is to call her ma’am?
    So you agree with Robert Torricelli taking bribes while in the Senate.
    So you agree with Roland Burris offering to do something for senate seat.

    Just checking too see how tight they are today.

  47. 58

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    NutsTooTight: How many times does Puddy have to say it.

    Piper was never racially attacked on HA Libtardos. Puddy was. Piper is a free American and can do what he wants when he wants. Only a silly idiot would compare what hasn’t happen to Piper to that which all could see happened to Puddy. Guess who that silly idiot is above @55? Even when Puddy presented the facts to Steve, he hasn’t condemned headless like you did. That’s only one of two redeeming factors in your personality NutsTooTight. Puddy said over and over he will gladly denounce manoftruth when a certain threshold has been reached. Can you remember the threshold NutsTooTight? And since only eleven libtardos out of seventy have denounced headless lucy, that threshold hasn’t been reached. Until then, keep up this mantra too. Fool!

  48. 59

    rhp6033 spews:

    From Piper: “Each party has more than its fair share of rogues for the gallery. So, what else is new?”

    Usual Republican Response to Scandal:

    (a) Non-Denial& Claim Victim Status: (i.e.,: “It’s outrageous that the media would make such unsubstantiated allegations, it’s all part of a plot by the liberal mainstream media to attack me for my forceful opposition to the Democrat’s socialistic programs”.)

    (b) Denial w/alabi. “I was hiking on the Appalachian Trail”, or “nothing happened in that airport rest room”.

    (c) 2nd Alabi. “I wasn’t really hiking on the Appalachian Trail, that was understandable confusion on the part of my staff. In reality I was driving the coastline in Argentina, alone”, or “I have a wide stance”, etc..

    (d) 3rd Alabi. “Okay, I was meeting with a lady friend in Argentina, and we ‘crossed boundaries” a few of times, it started out innocently enough, but that’s all, I swear it, and no public money was involved!”, or “I didn’t really send the boy pages erotic solicitations by e-mail until the day after they turned 18!”

    (e) 4th Alabi. “Okay, maybe there were a few other times, and maybe there were some other women but we didn’t have sex, and maybe there was some public money mispent, but I promise to pay it back!”

    (f) Counter-Attack & 2nd Bias Claim. “Hey, how come you guys are paying so much attention to me? How come you aren’t investigating the Democrats! It’s media bias!”

    (g) Diversion: “Hey, shouldn’t you guys be covering Michael Jackson’s death by now? Why are you still following me around????”

    (h) Nobody’s Perfect Excuse. Okay, maybe everything you have claimed is correct, and I’m a liar, a scoundral, a hypocrite, and a thief of public money. But some Democrats also had scandals, too!

    (i) Nobody’s Perfect/Re-writing numbers: “There are just as many bad Democrats as there are Republicans – okay, I’ll give you one or two examples, you have to trust me on the rest.”

    (j) New Republican Campaign Slogan: “The GOP: Not quite as bad as the news would have you believe, and only a little worse than the other guys”.

    Seems that we’ve quickly gotten to “Plan J” very frequently lately.

  49. 61

    Puddybud is shocked SHOCKED spews:

    Is Puddy Steve@59?

    Show us where you condemned headless? Puddy provided the links when you asked so Puddy is asking for the same courtesy. What Puddy thinks privately of manoftruth will not be known until the threshold is reached.

  50. 62

    rhp6033 spews:

    Back to the main subject: I wonder why Coleman didn’t try his remaining options? I really expected the Republican leadership to continue to fund every avenue which could delay, if not block, Franken from taking office. Given the stakes of a Democratic/Independent 60-seat majority in the U.S. Senate, it seemed likely.

    Could they not find a Federal judge anywhere who would not issue a temporary injunction against the certification of the election pending a federal court hearing, to be scheduled some year or two from now? Could they not prevail upon the Governor of Minnesota to stonewall, pointing out that the U.S. Supreme court hadn’t expressly ordered him to sign the certification? Or did Coleman understand that continuing his appeals, which would merely delay Franken from taking office, would torpedo his chances in future elections (such as running in 2012 against Amy Klobuchar, the senior Senator from Minnesota)?

  51. 63

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    Must have had King County Elections counting the votes.

    “Vote early and often, and count them votes ’til ya get the results ya want!”

  52. 64

    Piper Scott spews:

    @57…Puddy…

    True, I’ve never been racially attacked (ethnically attacked doesn’t count).

    Racial attacks and epithets directed toward you are equally as reprehensible as those uttered by DorkofUntruth directed towards Jews.

    It’s all bad…And all who utter it should be hauled out and horsewhipped – free speech does have consequences.

    Flush that crap into the sewer where it belongs.

    The Piper

  53. 65

    Steve spews:

    @63 “all who utter it should be hauled out and horsewhipped”

    Puddy can dish it out but whines instead of taking it like a man.

    Just how situational are you, Piper? After all, MOT’s such an easy target. Do you equally deplore stuff like this?

    3. Puddybud Nagin Need Mo Money spews:
    I’ve stated my position on queers, gays, fags, GLA, GLAAD, etc many times.
    10/13/2006 at 5:53 am

    http://horsesass.org/?p=2098#comment-584832

    29. Mark The Redneck spews:
    Doc Bong – What is it with you butt fuckers that makes you think we’re AFRAID of fags? I assume you know that the suffix “phobe” means “fear of”. We aren’t afraid of them. We just think they’re wackos.
    03/07/2006 at 9:33 pm

    http://www.horsesass.org/temp/.....ent-369156

    45. Mr. Cynical spews:
    cc@42–
    Well I didn’t miss any of them. I was on a cruise ship having a ball while the LEFTIST PINHEADS (aka USEFUL IDIOTS) were gnashing their rotting teeth and wringing their uncalloused hands (uncalloused because they don’t work….the only callouses LEFTIST PINHEADS aka USEFUL IDIOTS have are on their brains and their asses!
    Although I did miss Roger Rabbit….he’s not a pansy-ass like the other faggots.
    08/29/2005 at 8:00 pm

    http://horsesass.org/?p=952#comment-65828

    Any of that worth a good horsewhuppin’, Piper?

  54. 66

    manoftruth spews:

    hey piper, maybe they’ll make you an honary jew. you can wear one of those little hats, and, maybe they’ll let you in on the deal where they buy stuff in bulk at wholesale stores using the tax free account of their temple, then resell at the temple to avoid paying taxes.

  55. 67

    Piper Scott spews:

    @64…DorkofUntruth…

    I would consider it an honor to be named an honorary Jew. To be of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – pretty good pedigree.

    How are you coming learning all the verses to the Horst Wessel?

    The Piper

  56. 68

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    If the people of Minnesota are dumb enough to elect Al Franken, then they deserve what they get.