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* Damn good question from Markos Moulitsas: Why are liberal writers spilling more ink on one Jack Conway ad than on the multimillion dollar Chamber/Rove ad campaign attacking Dems across the country?

* Politifact debunks another Chamber ad as "deceptive" and "false." Anyone care? Hello?

* Chris Cillizza scoops a new DSCC poll showing Conway has edged into a 49-47 lead over Rand Paul, suggesting the Aqua Buddha ad may not have been desperation, after all.

* Sam Stein reports that wealthy GOP businessman John Raese's campaign is refusing to say whether he was a member of a Palm Beach golf club that has a history of, ahem, not having black and Jewish members. Should be really helpful back in West Virginia, where Raese is running for Senate.

I can add that the Raese campaign has also been refusing all day to tell me one way or the other whether he is a member.

* Is Russ Feingold back in the game? A new Wisconsin Public Radio poll finds he only trails Tea Partyer Ron Johnson by two, 49-47.

* Ben Smith reports that Sharron Angle's bogus claims about terror along the northern border may be on the verge of sparking an international incident.

* Republicans are blasting Harry Reid today for his D.C. condo attached to the Ritz Hotel, but Garance Franke-Ruta reports that Mitch McConnell's house is actually worth more.

* A quick primer on the intellectual underpinnings of Christine O'Donnell's doubts about the Constitution's separation of church and state.

* Univision decides it's probably not a good idea to let a conservative group use its airwaves to tell Latinos it's in their own interest not to vote.

* Mike Tomasky makes the case that Rand Paul is really an "Aqua Buddhist."

* And a neo-prohibitionist in Congress? Alan Grayson's GOP opponent apparently tried to ban happy hour while in the Florida legislature.

What else is happening?

By Greg Sargent  | October 19, 2010; 6:02 PM ET
Categories:  2010 elections, Campaign finance, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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Comments

"Damn good question from Markos Moulitsas"

Good question for Markos: What famous event happened in 1773?

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/19/leftist-dullards-mock-palin-for-correctly-referencing-boston-tea-party/

Posted by: sbj3 | October 19, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Great article in the latest New Yorker re: the John Birch Society-roots of the Beck/Tea Party. Too bad the "Know-Nothing Party" has already been taken.

Sorry if its already been mentioned here..

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | October 19, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse


OBAMA IS HIRING IRS AGENTS to enforce his health care bill


Obama is OPENING UP 20 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICES TO ENFORCE HIS VERSION OF HOW MANY MINORITIES SHOULD BE HIRED BY PRIVATE COMPANIES.


The American People do not realize yet how Obama is seeking to COERCE the American People into doing what he wants - and acting according to his far-left agenda.


There is a sick aspect to this all.


WE HAVE TO STOP OBAMA IMMEDIATELY, the nation depends on it.


This is NOT WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANTED WHEN THEY VOTED FOR OBAMA THE FIRST TIME


STOP OBAMA NOW VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN

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Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Okay everyone, Feingold needs our help, he's been on our page since the beginning and I also heard today that the comeback kid (Sestak) is making his move so I put him back on our community actblue page. We're only $75 short of doubling our goal !!!!!!!!!

http://www.actblue.com/page/plcommunity

Posted by: lmsinca | October 19, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Interesting stuff, I was looking into Ronald Reagan's immigration law and why it failed... It appears like an amnesty bill because employer sanctions were stripped out. Why were employer sanctions stripped?

Turns out:

"the Chamber of Commerce persistently opposed sanctions against employers"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_Reform_and_Control_Act_of_1986

The Chamber of Commerce strikes again!

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 19, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

It's proper name is:

The Chamber Of Con Artists.


Progressives; If you can not get energized to go vote for your Democratic Candidates, can you at least get energized to go vote against The Tea Party, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell?

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to force his far-left agenda on the American People.

Resist !


Obama is going to be using the IRS to enforce his health care bill. And Obama is opening 20 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICES to make sure enough minorities are hired.


Resist !


STOP OBAMA NOW - VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

lms, thanks for the reminder. Come on people, let's combat the CoC's attempts to buy this country through corporate money laundering.

Ps. BAN Happy Hour in FL? That would devastate the economy and kill the whole culture. Might as well pave the beaches.

Another brilliant GOPer.

Posted by: BGinCHI | October 19, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Greg and all, you see this?

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/10/19/greg-sargents-primal-scream/

Posted by: BGinCHI | October 19, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

* And a neo-prohibitionist in Congress? Alan Grayson's GOP opponent apparently tried to ban happy hour while in the Florida legislature.

..............

Why that no good.......

What has he got against the Plumline daily feature?

Of course; I think Plumline should change the name to Slap Happy Hour.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

A Modest Request:

Folks, how about we all stop giving this Sybil creature what it craves, and from now on, completely ignore it, and just leave it twisting slowly in the wind.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Way to go lmsinca!

I just threw in. Love to see movement in the right direction! I was in Philly area over the weekend and made sure everyone knew how important it was to vote for Sestak on Nov 2.

GO PLers GO!

http://www.actblue.com/page/plcommunity

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 19, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

"VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN"

+++++++++++++++

The difficulty is finding one.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately for many liberals, it appears that Christine O'Donnell and Sharon Angel ended up knowing MORE about the phrase "Separation of Church and State" then the liberals.


As the liberasl searched in vain for a reason to mock the two women, it became clear that many liberals were only showing their own ignorance.


Carry ON, liberals - you can still talk about the "good old days of 2008" when you were about to fool people into voting democratic.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

HA!

Also @thefix, re: CO-GOV

Republicans would lose major-party status in the state if their nominee, Dan Maes, doesn't pull at least 10 percent. With it looking more and more like Maes will fall short of that threshold, do Republicans embrace Tancredo, as state GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams seems to be suggesting?

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 19, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Liam

You sure seem to be upset when I ignore you.

So which is it - do you want me to listen to what you say, or not?

It goes both ways.

Please continue to ignore me, but don't come back later and complain that I am ignoring you, ok?


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Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Liam,

I will try. I really will. Deprive it of attention. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

c/o benen/cnn:

Stimulus Success Story #19634502

Kokomo is going back to work.

A year and a half ago the fate of this car town, home to four Chrysler plants and a Delphi facility, was as uncertain as the American auto industry itself.

Now, thanks largely to the federal government, the town's unemployment rate has gone from over 20% to under 14%.

Economists disagree over the real nationwide impact of the massive stimulus jolt orchestrated by President Obama. But here in Kokomo, the Recovery Act and Obama's auto bailout have jolted Kokomo back to life -- keeping big industry from fleeing and attracting newcomers as well.

"We wouldn't be standing here," said Brian Harlow, a 32-year Chrysler veteran who grew up in Kokomo and now is based at the company's headquarters outside Detroit. "It would have been a ghost town."

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2010_10/026209.php

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 19, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Continuing on with the nostalgia theme....I have nostalgia for those insightful regurgitated SaveTheRainforest spam posts.....oh wait that would be LeafofLife.....bahhhhhh.

Posted by: JColtrane | October 19, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama promised the nation that health care costs would go down

Instead, Obama CAUSED HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS TO GO UP.


It is about time the democrats were HONEST, and ADMIT that Obama's health care program does NOT work.


This country can come together and get rid of Obama's health care plan.

That would bring premiums down AND improve hiring, because it would bring back more certainty on health care costs for those who hire.

This country CAN UNITE.


LET'S UNITE THE COUNTRY IN GETTING RID OF OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PLAN !!!!

Kum Ba Ya Kum Ba Ya Kum Ba Ya.


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Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Wow. People. You HAVE to watch the video of Christine O'Donnell questioning the First Amendment if you haven't already:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/10/19/911658/-DE-Sen:-Video-proof-that-ODonnell-really-did-say-that

Really... Go see it. Even she is laughing. Except the audience is laughing AT her and she is just smiling nervously, dumbfounded. The only one who isn't laughing is Chris Coons, who handled the whole incident with grace and aplomb... Unbelievable.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 19, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

A Modest Request:

Folks, how about we all stop giving this Sybil creature what it craves, and from now on, completely ignore it, and just leave it twisting slowly in the wind.


Remember. Not another mention of it. Stifle yourself Edit!

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Ethan

You can't be serious Get your facts straight first

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

Here's your answer to the Raese question!

"""Senate candidate John Raese, vying to replaced deceased Senator Robert Byrd in West Virginia's delegation, may have inadvertently been outed as a member of a problematic Florida country club by no other than Rush Limbaugh."""

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/live/tpm-midterms-wire/#541

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 19, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

Re: Raese Club Membership in FL

What's most damning in WV about Raese's club membership is that it's in Florida, not that it excludes minorities.

In areas with limited economic vitality, the pace of social change is glacial; the young people move away for jobs and are not replaced by people with differing views/cultures.

These areas depend on others within the community for support, and don't consider it bigotry to exclude minorities. For instance, Jewish people represent a tiny minority in US, but because they historically live in areas of academic/economic influence, they have an overstated influence on the US as a whole, but not on WV in particular. I doubt there are many Jews or blacks in WV to rally a successful anti-Raese backlash.

Posted by: arapaho415 | October 19, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Bearclaw

Your rude comments are just that - rude.

It is a reflection on you - not on anyone else.

In any event, you should be banned for your bad behavior and your lack of civil discussion.

________________________


You are actually hoping that people do not respond to you in kind.


What would this blog be like if everyone responded the way you do? With name-calling, false charges of lying and nasty comments?

Clearly, you are hoping that other people are polite - and that other people hope to be civil - PRECISELY the behavior which you are refusing to partake in.

So which is it?

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Politifact really has no remaining credibility. They rate the CoC ad untrue solely because, in their own opinion, no business with more than 50 employees can be a "small business."

What a joke. Politifact's partisanship is so obvious.

Posted by: quarterback1 | October 19, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

This nation is UNITING THIS YEAR IN ITS OPPOSITION TO OBAMA'S FAR LEFT POLICIES


No more IRS agents enforcing health care regulations.

No more Obama Affirmative Action offices PREVENTING employers from hiring based on MERIT - and instead REQUIRING HIRING BASED ON COLOR OF ONE'S SKIN.


That isn't "post-racial"


No more HIGH OBAMA HEALTH PREMIUMS.


Save this nation -


You can do your part by voting Republicans


AMERICA IS BEING TAKEN BACK !!!


Do your part !!!


.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Twisting Slowly In The Wind.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

This nation is UNITING THIS YEAR IN ITS OPPOSITION TO OBAMA'S FAR LEFT POLICIES


No more IRS agents enforcing health care regulations.

No more Obama Affirmative Action offices PREVENTING employers from hiring based on MERIT - and instead REQUIRING HIRING BASED ON COLOR OF ONE'S SKIN.


That isn't "post-racial"


No more HIGH OBAMA HEALTH PREMIUMS.


Save this nation -


You can do your part by voting Republican


AMERICA IS BEING TAKEN BACK !!!


Do your part !!!


.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Twisting Slowly In The Wind.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama is still protecting the big banks.

Another horrible weight that Obama is placing on the democrats

DEFEND THAT ONE GUYS....


Let's hear you defend what Obama has been doing with the banks

And the lack of ANY ACTION from Obama on the foreclosure crisis.


Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

arapaho,

I think you are right that membership in ANY Florida country club is going to be more of an issue with the voters in West Virginia than will the membership rules of the particular country club in question. And with the residency problem Raese's wife has, he isn't coming across as someone who is committed to West Virginia.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Giants beat the Phillies, 3-0.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Twisting Slowly In The Wind.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:04 PM
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Tick Tock. Tick Tock. November 2nd approaches. A guy when in to cast an early ballot here and asked, "Is this where I pick up my five ballots, or do I need to go to the ACORN office for that?"
LOL. Everyone knows who the crooks are.
Well, almost everyone.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Twisting Slowly In The Wind In Your Pants!!!

Posted by: tao9 | October 19, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I doubt there are many Jews or blacks in WV to rally a successful anti-Raese backlash.

Posted by: arapaho415 | October 19, 2010 6:50 PM
-----

You can bet on it. Robert Byrd and his fellow Klansmen saw to that. But there are lots of unmarked graves.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't read too much into the new poll about Feingold yet. There were only 442 voters surveyed, with a margin of error of 5%. That's huge, and potentially right back where it always has been (about 51-44).

Posted by: Bailers | October 19, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

@ the Troll of various aliases

What would this blog be like if everyone responded the way you do? With the most illogical strain of thinking ever to invade a blog.

Your stated health care cost containment program is to reverse health care reform. LMAO.

So the silver bullet is to introduce legislation to contain out of control costs, then repeal it...and then watch premiums go DOWN b/c of certainty and a resumption of hiring in the labor force???

That correlation is about as substantiated as a Sarah Palin tweet.

Next, we should pass energy legislation then repeal it and then watch CO2 gas level recede.

Try harder....but plz limit yourself to under 5 copy and pastes per day.

Posted by: JColtrane | October 19, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Sean Hannity In Your Pants, Christine! Fasten The Auld Chastity Belt, Quick.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

quarterback, even the Small Business Association defines "small" as up to 1,500 employees, and theoretically even more than that number of employees if your industry maximum size is still less than $7 million to $33.5 million in average annual receipts.

Posted by: clawrence12 | October 19, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

wouldn't read too much into the new poll about Feingold yet. There were only 442 voters surveyed, with a margin of error of 5%. That's huge, and potentially right back where it always has been (about 51-44).

Posted by: Bailers | October 19, 2010 7:13 PM
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Dems are going to keep spinning and whistling right up until the tidal wave hits on November 2.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Sean Hannity In Your Pants, Christine! Fasten The Auld Chastity Belt, Quick.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:15 PM
-------

The mere thought of this has Liam's hand thrashing wildly in his pants.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Brigade,

You are so right. West Virginia was the center of Jewish culture in the United States until Robert Byrd came along.

Pffffftttt . . .

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Giants beat the Phillies, 3-0.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:10 PM

..........

TV must be worried about ending up with a Giants V Rangers world series. They need to have the Yankees in it, to draw higher viewer numbers.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse


bearclaw1 wrote,
"I think you are right that membership in ANY Florida country club is going to be more of an issue with the voters in West Virginia than will the membership rules of the particular country club in question."
-----

West Virginia voters must not have much to worry about if they're concerned with some non-issue like this. Do you recall when Coat-tail Clinton was elected Senator from New York. What, they couldn't find a big enough crook in New York so they had to go all the way to Arkansas?

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Sean Hannity In Your Pants, Christine! Fasten The Auld Chastity Belt, Quick.

Got to help protect the 41 year old born again Virgin.

Twisting Slowly In The Wind.


Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Liam,

My 7:11 was aimed at LeafItToRainCap not thou.

That said, I love O'Dnl's smile, best of all the colleencandidates this year.

{{{i'm a mile-wide, 2' deep that way...heh}}}

Posted by: tao9 | October 19, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Brigade,

Ever spent much time in West Virginia? Do you think it is much like New York?

But unfortunately, it is too late to enjoy all the great Klezmer fiddlers who used to call West Virginia home -- French Carpenterstein, Melvin Winowitz, Wilson Douglasberg -- they are all dead, victims of the singular campaign by Robert Byrd to run the hundreds of thousands of Jews out of West Virginia.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

"Politifact really has no remaining credibility. They rate the CoC ad untrue solely because, in their own opinion, no business with more than 50 employees can be a "small business."

What a joke. Politifact's partisanship is so obvious.

Posted by: quarterback1"

Well, yeah. There are only like ten things in the world that don't have liberal bias. Conservatives seem to think anyone with an ounce of expertise in anything has a liberal bias.

Yeah! Imma listen to what Karl Rove has to say instead! Yay!!!

Posted by: DDAWD | October 19, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Brigade,

You are so right. West Virginia was the center of Jewish culture in the United States until Robert Byrd came along.

Pffffftttt . . .

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:21 PM
.....................

Hence that huge record hit; I'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter; By Barbara Streisand.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse


I was in Philly area over the weekend and made sure everyone knew how important it was to vote for Sestak on Nov 2.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 19, 2010 6:31 PM
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I'll bet that really turned the tide. The liberals on this blog alone should be enough to overcome the Chamber of Commerce money if everyone would just pony up.

Judging from the reactions I get whenever I connect government programs with liberals, every liberal on this blog must be a self-made multi-millionaire who's only failing is an odd unwillingness to write that extra check to Uncle Sam to cover the additional taxes the old boy should be collecting. It's sets a very poor example when they think they can better figure out how to spend their own money---rather than just letting their favorite Uncle have it. Don't you think?

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Liam,

TV always wants the Yankees in the Series. Whoever isn't rooting for them is rooting against them, so everyone watches.

TV's nightmare this year would be Giants vs. Rangers -- the whole eastern seaboard and the upper Midwest would tune out. But I was born a Giants fan, and I will die a Giants fan, so I don't care what TV wants.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

It is nice of so many of you to provide starter sparks, for the guy who does not have two synapses to rub together to ignite a single thought on his own.

Did someone say: A Brigade to no where?~

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse


Liam,

TV always wants the Yankees in the Series. Whoever isn't rooting for them is rooting against them, so everyone watches.

TV's nightmare this year would be Giants vs. Rangers -- the whole eastern seaboard and the upper Midwest would tune out. But I was born a Giants fan, and I will die a Giants fan, so I don't care what TV wants.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:38 PM

..................

I have always been a White Sox fan, and since they are not in it, this year I am rooting for the Giants.
Only those who are donating to The Chamber Of Con Artists, should be rooting for The Damn Yankees.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Tao,

I understood where you were coming from. You were just conflating my two Sybil begone incantations.

I was just listening to an old rebel ballad, that describes a true event during the fight against The Tans.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TKKSh0IHEo

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

NEWS FROM OUTSIDE THE ECHO CHAMBER:

The New York Times:
"Justice Clarence Thomas's wife, Virginia Thomas, left a voice mail asking Anita Hill to consider an apology."

Hill is a D-bagger who probably lacks the moral integrity to apologize for her lies.

-----------------

By Krissah Thompson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 19, 2010; 1:37 PM

"A study of felony disenfranchisement laws has found that 800,000 former felons have been returned to the voter rolls in the past decade."

This figures to be a most reliable Democratic voting bloc. Lots of Dems turn gay in the joint.

----------------

"HYANNIS PORT, Mass. – In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.

"Republican Jeff Perry is making a serious bid to take over a seat held by Democrats for nearly 40 years — and it's just one of nearly 100 seats across the country that now appear under at least some threat of slipping away from the majority party and giving control of the U.S. House to the GOP.

"At least 75 House seats — the vast majority held by Democrats — are at serious risk of changing hands, and roughly 25 more where Democrats were assumed to have the upper hand have tightened in recent weeks, raising the possibility that some could flip to the Republicans as well."---AP

More bad news for Dems.

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"According to Gallup polling data exclusive to The Daily Beast, white women are deserting the Democratic Party in droves."

Tick tock. Tick tock. The tidal wave approaches.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Ethan wrote re immigration policy during Reagan...

"the Chamber of Commerce persistently opposed sanctions against employers"

Of course. And they have ever since and do now for the obvious reasons (cheap and easily disposable labor along with the means to keep workers from organizing as unions). Republicans have never taken any significant action on immigration for exactly this reason even while seeking electoral gains through bigoted fear-mongering on the threats of aliens crossing the border. In fact, maintaining the present situation also allows this seething anger to remain a tool in future elections.

Citizens who have been successfully driven to fear and hatred on this issue and who believe that Republicans will actually move to keep this cheap, disposable labor out will not gain satisfaction. Business interests are far too powerful in DC and particularly in the Republican party. And those folks made fearful/hateful can quite easily be made afraid and angry on some other new target, like Muslims or liberals or Venutians.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

The Wind in the Pants. Isn't that a novel by Kenneth Grahame? Has a frog in it?

tao of tao Hall strikes again!

Posted by: BGinCHI | October 19, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse


Brigade,

You are so right. West Virginia was the center of Jewish culture in the United States until Robert Byrd came along.

Pffffftttt . . .

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 19, 2010 7:21 PM
.....................

Hence that huge record hit; I'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter; By Barbara Streisand.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 7:35 PM
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No Jews in West Virginia? I suppose no blacks either, huh? The Klan was just the name of the local softball team.

Liam, I suppose Barbara is some relation to Barbra?

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Brigade, thanks for that stupid post.

Anita Hill's fault? Homophobia and on and on.

Moron.

Posted by: BGinCHI | October 19, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Well, lmsinca, I think I knew you had the ActBlue page, but it didn't really sink in. Just threw in my 2 cents.

Almost wish you had Harry Reid so we could donate to him every time SBJ donates to Sharron "Melting Pot" Angle.

If Greg posted new rules, I missed them, but I see we have some new names. Shriller than ever.

Posted by: KathleenHusseininMaine | October 19, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

It is best that the poor dimwit can muster.


A Brigade to no where!

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Brigade, thanks for that stupid post.

Anita Hill's fault? Homophobia and on and on.

Moron.

Posted by: BGinCHI | October 19, 2010 8:13 PM
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Stupid but, unfortunately for you, all true. Careful with the name-calling, scissorbill, or Bernie will quit reading your posts and try to have you banned.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

he New York Times:
"Justice Clarence Thomas's wife, Virginia Thomas, left a voice mail asking Anita Hill to consider an apology."

.............

If Clarence wished to apologize, then he should have made the call. Looks like Virginia keeps her husband's manhood in her clutch purse, and tells him which way she wants him to vote.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

he Wind in the Pants. Isn't that a novel by Kenneth Grahame? Has a frog in it?

tao of tao Hall strikes again!

Posted by: BGinCHI | October 19, 2010 8:07 PM
..................

I saw the movie version of it; A Mighty Wind In The Pants.

It was good, but not quite as good as Best In Show.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

A Brigade to no where!

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:16 PM
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A Brigade to November 2. Tick Tock. You and Bernie put away the sharp objects on November 1. Have something around on November 3 with which to fumigate your mattresses and scrape your legs. Have plenty of clean underwear.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Virginia keeps her husband's manhood in her clutch purse, and tells him which way she wants him to vote.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:22 PM
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She'd certainly have to keep it somewhere if you were anywhere in the vicinity.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

"Public not hung up on cutting government

Shrinking government is the big priority with Republicans. But they have failed to make it the central priority of voters, according to TDS Co-Editor Ruy Teixeira, whose latest public opinion snapshot crunches data from a new poll on Americans' attitudes toward government conducted by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University. Teixeira explains:

- The public was asked if they supported more, less, about the same, or no federal government involvement in dealing with a variety of issues. On five domestic policy issues majorities ranging from 67 to 84 percent wanted to see either the same or more federal government involvement in the issue. (In fact, on four of these issues outright majorities actually wanted to see more federal involvement.) Those wanting to see less or no involvement ranged from only 32 down to 16 percent.

And asked whether they would rather have the federal government provide more services even if it cost more in taxes or have the federal government collect less in taxes while providing fewer services:

- A slight plurality (49 percent) preferred the first government-expanding option over the second government-cutting option (47 percent). Even more interestingly, these sentiments are notably less hostile to government's role than has been the case at a number of points in the past. In 1994 only 28 percent selected the government-expanding option, while 57 percent preferred the government-cutting option..."
http://www.thedemocraticstrategist.org/strategist/2010/10/tds_co-editor_ruy_teixeira_pub_9.php#comments

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Folks have him tell you about how his quitting a Summer job in a hot foundry, was just like what Palin did, when she quit her governor's post, before her term was up.

Did someone say: A Brigade to no where?

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

bernielatham wrote,
"Shrinking government is the big priority with Republicans. But they have failed to make it the central priority of voters"
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One can't help but wonder then how many seats the Democrats will be picking up on November 2. Who'd have thought?

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Kathleen, thanks, we're still fighting for truth, justice and the American Dream here at the PL. :>)

Bernie, hence the disconnect with those Senior Tea Partiers, "keep your hands off my medicare". I keep remembering that primary debate with Dan Webster (Grayson's foe) and the other Repubs. He started talking about slashing/privatizing SS and the audience literally had a freak out. No one else would touch it with a ten foot pole. He had just enough time to walk it back before the election to win with a lot of help from the establishment machinery.

Posted by: lmsinca | October 19, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

"Glenn Beck is the most highly regarded individual among Tea Party supporters of the people we tested. He scores an extraordinarily high 75 percent warm rating, 57 percent very warm... Participants consider him an “educator” (in contrast to the popular Rush Limbaugh who is an “entertainer”) who teaches people history and puts himself at risk because he exposes the truth. In the words of a woman in Ft. Lauderdale, “I would trust my life in his hands.” "
http://www.democracycorps.com/strategy/2010/07/special-report-on-the-tea-party-movement/?section=Analysis

Jumpin jesus

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Bernie,

The Republicand just talk in vague generalities about cutting spending, but they can never be made to spell out what specific large cuts they would mak,e that would have any major impact on the deficits.

They have no difficulty in spelling out how they are willing to borrow another four trillion dollars to further pamper their already pampered fat cat pets.

Chris Wallace went round and round with Carly Fiorina, about where the money was going to come from to make up for that four trillion dollars. She talked all the usual rubbish about finding a few million dollars in saving here and there, but would not state that she would vote to cut any of the big ticket costs, such as Defense, or entitlement programs.


Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, My typing, while never very good, is atrocious tonight. Damn hand me down fingers failing me again. That is what happens when you are born the youngest of eleven children, into a family that was so poor, that church mice used to send us care packages.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Did someone say: A Brigade to no where?

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:39 PM
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Your stuff gets funnier and funnier the more times you bomb the thread with it. But not funny in the way you think. Sooner or later people are laughing at your ignorance instead of your ill conceived attempts at humor. Now post it another ten or fifteen times.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Folks have him tell you about how his quitting a Summer job in a hot foundry, was just like what Palin did, when she quit her governor's post, before her term was up.

Did someone say: A Brigade to no where?
................

I guess he does not want to regale you folks with that knee slapper, after all.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Ims - Yes. Part and parcel with the refusal to specify where budgets cuts will be made. This engendered tribalism and distrust of neighbors as 'un-American' is all far more dangerous than our fellow conservatives here recognize, I fear.

I see that the Joe Miller propensity to go fascist has been duplicated now with Alan West. And, as one might have expected, Miller's claims as to security arrangements were a falsehood (and two of the goons were active duty military).

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

You know Bernie, if Teixeira could take some time off from those studies that always seem to favor galactically bigger government...

...then maybe he could get a freakin' base hit in a friggin' playoff series!

He's a hell of a first baseman and a terrific everyday player but C'MON, it's the gull-darned ALCS, Bro!

Posted by: tao9 | October 19, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse


Folks have him tell you about how his quitting a Summer job in a hot foundry, was just like what Palin did, when she quit her governor's post, before her term was up.

Did someone say: A Brigade to no where?
................

I guess he does not want to regale you folks with that knee slapper, after all.


Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 8:56 PM
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If you can show me where I said it "was just like what Palin did," I will be happy to "regale you." I wouldn't call your post a knee-slapper; more like a howler---like most all your posts.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Bernie, saw that West stuff at digby's today. He's a real piece of work hangin' out with his militia buddies and bikers. Someone mentioned the word authoritarian here yesterday re Miller, very apropos.

Univision pulled the "don't vote" ad today at least. That one was particularly despicable. Alternet has a good history piece up on where the money came from for that one.

Posted by: lmsinca | October 19, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

tao, old chum...I trust there's some good ball happening this series. Haven't really attended for quite a few years. No good reason, just turned towards some of the newer sports like nude celebrity bowling (John Goodman eighth frame - amazing!)

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Bernie-

Check out the NYer article I mentioned above: strangely, the description of "educator" was used in that one, as well.

Gawd help us.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | October 19, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

If you can show me where I said it "was just like what Palin did," I will be happy to "regale you." I wouldn't call your post a knee-slapper; more like a howler---like most all your posts.

Posted by: Brigade | October 19, 2010 9:11 PM |

...............

Go back and dredge up your own drivel. You do not deny the part about you having quit a summer foundry job, because it was too hot. You offered that up as an example of why Palin was justified in quitting her four year term after just a little over two years.

Did someone say: A Brigade to know where.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 19, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Here's a great story out of Kansas, this little town cut their energy consumption by 5% in one year. They stayed away from political rhetoric from both sides and just made the logical case to the citizens. Yeah !!!!!!!!

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"The fever for reducing dependence on fossil fuels has spread beyond this city of red-brick Eisenhower-era buildings to other towns on the Kansas plains. A Lutheran church in nearby Lindsborg was inspired to install geothermal heating. The principal of Mount Hope’s elementary school dressed up as an energy bandit at a student assembly on home-energy conservation. Hutchinson won a contract to become home to a $50 million wind turbine factory.

Town managers attribute the new resolve mostly to a yearlong competition sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project, which set out to extricate energy issues from the charged arena of climate politics.

Ms. Jackson settled on a three-pronged strategy. Invoking the notion of thrift, she set out to persuade towns to compete with one another to become more energy-efficient. She worked with civic leaders to embrace green jobs as a way of shoring up or rescuing their communities. And she spoke with local ministers about “creation care,” the obligation of Christians to act as stewards of the world that God gave them, even creating a sermon bank with talking points they could download."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/science/earth/19fossil.html?pagewanted=2&ref=general&src=me

Posted by: lmsinca | October 19, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

BTW, go Texas. Gonna go watch the rest of the game.

Have a good night all !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: lmsinca | October 19, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Ims - authoritarian it is. And the fetishization of guns, military, police, "law and order" etc so common in parts of the right make the journey into authoritarianism not a long one.

But more disconcerting to me in all of this is the epistemic closure that is facilitated by the modern right's rejection of any media but their own. This hasn't happened by accident. It follows from three decades of anti-media propagandizing and the establishment of an isolated, highly partisan and extremist information dissemination system.

Greg very reasonably complains about the disinformation so common to the present campaign ads funded by the C of C and Rove's crowd and others. But one reason that we all tend to pass over this is simply because it has become so usual that we don't bother remarking on it. We'd surely be remarking if these ads hewed in the direction of accuracy and truth because THAT would be unusual.

It's no small problem. And it's scary where this could take us all.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

@chuck - thanks! I'd seen your earlier reference but hadn't had a chance to get to it yet. Just closing up my store now and I'll read it in the morning.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Bernie, my acushla dear:

What happened to that AK editor/phonecamerajock of a husband-wife blog was actually much more like nude celebrity bowling.

If he'd pulled that agit/journo stunt on a Chicago Alderman he'd have ended up in the trunk of an Impala in the Blue Lot at Midway.

At West Randolph St and Lasalle Blvd fascism is for the prisses in Springfield.

BTW: your mil/fetish slip is showing again.

Posted by: tao9 | October 19, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

In an effort to become even more irrelevant, Hillary Clinton released a youtube video today to combat school bullying. "Hang in there, it will get better" the Secretary of State said.

Then she wordlessly held up a picture of Monica Lewinsky, and a little Cheshire grin came across her face as the screen fades to black.

(Okay the last paragraph is not accurate, but the first one is.)

Posted by: 54465446 | October 19, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

To those that say O'Donnell is correct about church and state separation, wouldn't one religion's teachings in public taxpayer funded schools be an endorsement, or if you will, an establishment of religion.

And LoL, when I go to the polls and vote straight democrat, I'll be thinking of you, starshine.

Posted by: cao091402 | October 19, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

On a lark, I just went down to a meeting at the ACORN office. I was going drinking with some of my friends, so it was three of us who went there, on the way to the bar.

You KNOW WHAT?

They gave me 7 ballots to mail in !!!!

And my friends got 7 ballots too !!!


That is 21 ballots!!! The names were already filled in. What do you say about that Obama-heads? I always wondered how Obama got elected in the first place................

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Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

"he'd have ended up in the trunk of an Impala in the Blue Lot at Midway."

Lots of worse places to end up. Seniors relaxion home for the slightly off, as one example.

And, speaking of Impalas, democracy is coming
It's coming from the silence
on the dock of the bay,
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Canadians. We're your Greek Chorus.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

I have to burn these ballots.

I thought about using the ACORN ballots to vote Republican - but Im not going to do that.

They already have the fake names and addresses on them.....


This is hilarious.


The democratic party is so corrup they have no idea what they are doing

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Every person in Chicago knows they leave all the bodies up in the suburbs near O'Hare- not near Midway.


IDIOTS


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Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

The liberals have no idea how corrupt the democratic party is

They think they are supporting people who want the social changes they do.


In fact, the party is just out to make a corrupt buck.


The liberals have been fooled.....


..................... by the democratic party..... don't complain to me.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

I am sick at how corrupt the democrats are. It is unbelievable


I would not be surprised if the democrats paid off every EDITOR in the country.


That is why the democrats hate the internet - it is a new flow of information and it kills the newspaper newsrooms - the very places where the editors rules - the same editors which were paid off by the democrats.


THAT is how America has CHANGED - a lone blogger can get past all the paid-off editors in the country - and there are STILL CALLS FOR BANNING.


But the truth is - the money of the democratic party USED TO PREVENT THE TRUTH FROM COMING OUT.


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Posted by: LeafofLife | October 19, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Dear LeafofLife

I've not spoken to you before. I'm a busy person what with maintaining the printing press and pumping out several thousand food stamps every day. And sometimes, I masturbate that takes time away from your company and that of the others here.

So, I apologize for this long delay in saying hi and passing on some of my thoughts, to you, in particular.

As a self-loving liberal, you'll understand immediately that I want your money. And, I do, that's true. And you might have some though I'm shaky on that one.

But you won't give it to me and I'm not a fighter so you get to keep it. My mother would advise prudence but you don't have to listen. I didn't. And she was my mom, the dearest creature that ever walked the earth.

We had our first sexual encounter the day I was born and I'm still a tit man. You? That's certainly my guess but that my wife is a psychoanalyst is irrelevant. Trust me.

I want you to trust me,...um...Jedediah (may I call you that?) Because I'm going to give you some Canadian Greek Chorus direction. I hope, unlike in those gripping fifth century BC scriptures, where the right advice was left, always, unheeded. I hope our relationship won't wither out of the impossibility of it. We can be better than that, you and I.

Do not seek the treasure.

No good will come of it and so, so very much, grievous will be our woof and our warp. Athens depends on you and you alone. Hero. Intellect. And tricky.

But Iago. What of Iago? How to account for him? Could you and I ever be so close that our breaths would kiss? Would someone turn us in? Would you? You can truest me (see above) but can I trust you?

I need to tie this little love (what other word, new friend?) letter in a splendorous asymmetrical bow (asymmitry presently fashionable, as you know, darling...may I call you darling?) So, the end.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 19, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

B,

"Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
Canadians. We're your Greek Chorus."

In truth, we beat the Statute of Westminster by 155 years.

And we managed to avoid having to ask, "Please and thank you, Your Majesty."

The only Canadian I remember who could sing was Roger Doucet, and "O Canada's" lyrics were translated from the original French.

{{{en souvenir degiggle}}}

Posted by: tao9 | October 19, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

What in the Wild World of Sports?

Rainforest is...Bernie Latham!

And Ethan too?

And George Brougham**.

Twisting Slowly In The Wind In Your Pants!!!
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**http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057254/

Posted by: tao9 | October 20, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Bernie said: "Ims - authoritarian it is. And the fetishization of guns, military, police, "law and order" etc so common in parts of the right make the journey into authoritarianism not a long one."

and: "It's no small problem. And it's scary where this could take us all."

I do not agree with your conclusions and wonder if you really believe what your writing or just trying to stir the troops. Assuming you believe this impending rightwing totalitarian state is coming (or already here) what are you prepared to do about it?

From what you're discussing, you and your family's very liberty is at stake. I do not think you'd stand idly by. What do you think can be done to reverse it?

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | October 20, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

bernielatham, we are supposed to ignore him, not tell him about your Oedipus complex.

Posted by: clawrence12 | October 20, 2010 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Mortgage refinancing means re-funding the mortgage loan with better terms as well as conditions, most likely from a different lender. It is one way to save money. Search online for "123 Mortgage Refinance" they found me 3.1% refinance rate and also gave free analysis of my mortgage.

Posted by: russellkurt20 | October 20, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

Health care premiums are skyrocketing.

Which is exactly the opposite of what Obama promised.


Let me just point out one other incompetent act by Obama - this one is incompetence in his management of the democratic party.

Obama's idea was to have a whole bunch of health care benefits kick in this past September - so the democrats could gain an electorial ADVANTAGE from the benefits.


So, let's get this straight - Obama TAKES YOUR MONEY, pays for benefits - AND he WANTS VOTES IN RETURN.


Somehow - that is completely WRONG.

But Obama wants to talk about UNDISCLOSED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS - ARE NOT THOSE HEALTH BENEFITS CAMPAIGN-RELATED ???


That was certainly Obama's intention.


The whole plan BACKFIRED when the health insurance companies raised rates from 10-24% to PAY for the costs of those benefits.

Obama either didn't think of those increases, or thought the increases would come after the election. Either way, the result is complete INCOMPETENCE on Obama's part.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 20, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

TMcW asks: "I do not agree with your conclusions and wonder if you really believe what your writing or just trying to stir the troops"

I am, as you suggest, a troop-stirrerupper. And I'm thinking that it will be effective because there are almost 27 retired people who might read what I wrote. The consequences are now inexorable. First Manhattan, then Berlin.


Posted by: bernielatham | October 20, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

WTF?! voice mail message of the week...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/19/AR2010101907062.html?hpid=topnews

Posted by: bernielatham | October 20, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Reasonable People


Reasonable People have to start asking themselves what is going on with Obama.

The nation has gone from False Charges of Racism to a Witch Hunt concerning Foreign Money to insistence about disclosure.

Obama and his people know perfectly well what the democrats and their outside groups have been up to in the past election cycles.

There is something deeper going on here.


This is NIXON-TYPE PARANOIA going on here - this is the constant search for enemies that aren't really there. Then we hear the administration insisting for weeks that they are correct - when everyone knows otherwise. There is a psychological issue here - the wheels are off - there is something to this of a THIRD WORLD DICTATORSHIP - creating an issue that does not exist, just to fight about something. But something is seriously wrong in all of this.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 20, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

One big cesspool of propaganda and greed: the Koch Boys, the Chamber of Con Artists, Beck the Rodeo Clown, Amway, Home Depot, hedge funds.


The Plutocrat Propagandists at work:

"The goals for the twice-yearly meetings, the brochure says, include attracting more investors to the cause, but also building institutions “to identify, educate and mobilize citizens” and “fashioning the message and building the education channels to re-establish widespread belief in the benefits of a free and prosperous society.”"

And they really want the suckers on board to give them cover:

"the Koch network of the ultrawealthy and the politically well-connected, its far-reaching agenda to enlist ordinary Americans to its cause, and its desire for the utmost secrecy"

And how pathetic is this?

"A brochure with the invitation underscores that to the Koch network, “freedom” means freedom from taxes and government regulation. Mr. Koch warns of policies that “threaten to erode our economic freedom and transfer vast sums of money to the state.”

That is what American freedom means to the Radical Right Wing. They are disgusting, selfish, greedy pigs.

Posted by: wbgonne | October 20, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

All, Morning Roundup posted:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/10/the_morning_plum_115.html

...and wbgonne, that story is indeed amazing. Linked in the roundup this AM.

Posted by: Greg Sargent | October 20, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

That's right Bernie, the troop stirrer upper. Dontcha know as one of the "27", not quite retired though, I grovel at your feet. Not unlike the 75% of Beck's adoring Tea Party fans who revere him as an educator with his endless comparisons and references to progressives as the mortal enemy and our resurrection of not only Hitler, Goebbels, Nazi Germany, the Berlin Wall, fascism, socialism, communism but also too ACORN.

Posted by: lmsinca | October 20, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

"I am, as you suggest, a troop-stirrerupper. And I'm thinking that it will be effective because there are almost 27 retired people who might read what I wrote. The consequences are now inexorable. First Manhattan, then Berlin."

Thank you for answering.

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | October 20, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

"Shots fired at Pentagon building; officials search for clues"

Yes, I can account for my where-abouts.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 20, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

@Ims - Bravo charlie seven plumcake broadway clemens brassiere tuesday pumpkin fabius new q ler

Posted by: bernielatham | October 20, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

McWing:

"Thank you for answering."

Of course, he actually didn't, did he?

Your point was that if things are really as dire as he routinely claims, shouldn't he be doing something? Like, for example, manning the barricades, or at the very least moving back to Canada, where he will be safe from the Jedi mind tricks of the Rove/Murdoch/Kristol/Ailes/Gerson/NRO axis (or, rather, safe from the nefarious effects of the Jedi mind tricks on the hoi polloi...unlike the great unwashed masses, Bernie himself is obviously immune to them). And, given that he is apparently content to simply pontificate on the these apocalyptic evils of the right to the "almost 27 retired people" that might read what he says, how seriously, really, does even he take his take it?

Naturally, he evaded this point. No doubt he found it "uninteresting".

Posted by: ScottC3 | October 20, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

"he take his take it" = "he take it"

Posted by: ScottC3 | October 20, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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