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April 29, 2012

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spsrky

Here is Lori Roth's website.

It appears she doesn't let people comment. But this is one of the things she says about her running for office, "I am not just a ‘well meaning, conservative woman running for President’ but, have a very unique package that will receive massive and growing media attention and will also garner the support needed for a win. Having been in national media for 11 years, I know how short attention spans can be." I LOVE Constitution Party candidates. Especially those who call our country "road kill." If Obama had said this country is "road kill"....

sparky

A deer jumped on her and now she understands why some people need food stamps. I hope she streams her show.

stefan

Looks like former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode got the nod. Good luck next time.

Mary

"Virgil from Virginia" - The "Goode" candidate. Hahaha. What's next?

So, we're blogging school supers now?

Maybe it'll get some interesting comments coming. BTW, ...was expected to have a decision this week. Shouldn't that be ... is expected...

I wish we could talk about Bill Moyers who had an absolutely phenomenal program this week with Marty Kaplan about media and what makes political ads work. Or even Horsey's interview with Rachel Maddow, another interesting and thoughtful discussion.

School supers? Enoch - my favorite - why oh why did you drop out. I like Banda, too, but they really want MGJx3 so it will be Husk, another reformer.

Did a deer really jump on her, Sparky?

KS

Lori's photo is easy on the eyes, probably taken before the "Occupy/99%" deer allegedly jumped her.

KS

If she were a well-meaning conservative woman, she would not be running for President now, IMHO.

She sounds like just another fringe element.

Puget Sound Blathers

Wow, I guess the Lord moves in mysterious and gracious ways. And willing to give up that lucrative rating market, well no one has ever said that the Lord is not generous.


I like the phrase, 'Anne Oakley of the Airwaves'

Very descriptive.

Too be truthful, lthough not the first 'Anne Oakley of the Airwaves.'
That title belongs to Randi Rhodes who for years has been consistently shooting off her mouth and hitting her toe with amazing accuracy.


Mary

Well, it's Jose Banda for super. He's the current super of Anaheim Public Schools. Our oh-so reform-minded business leaders are choking on the fact we're getting a Hispanic from California. I love it! Bienvenido, Senor Banda!

KS

That would be an interesting debate of her vs. Randi Rhodes - but it would probably break out into a full fledged cat fight. Both of them would need a short leash or choke chain to keep it civil.

Puget Sound Blathers

Well, it's Jose Banda for super. He's the current super of Anaheim Public Schools. Our oh-so reform-minded business leaders are choking on the fact we're getting a Hispanic from California. I love it! Bienvenido, Senor Banda!

Posted by: Mary | April 30, 2012 at 08:01 PM

Could you offer some factual support for your assertion that business leaders in the Seattle Area have an issue with Mr Banda's ethnicity?


Puget Sound Blathers

now here's something backed up with facts.
and it is fairly amazing given that military members are not suppose to critique the commander in chief.
but hey, this taking credit for killing bin laden is getting to be way too political. what is amazing is that the same folks here that were all upset over references to 9-11 by Bush during 2004 seem a-ok with Pres Obama using it. Sparky, Coiler, Andrew, et al. Any problem with this politicalization of Bin Laden's death?

unfortunately for the President, these Seals don't care for it at all.
President Obama claims Mitt Romney wouldn't have made the same decision.

Pres Obama doesn't need this to win. He's going to win anyway. He is better then this. IMHO.

KS

Pres Obama doesn't need this to win. He's going to win anyway. He is better then this. IMHO.

Posted by: Puget Sound Blathers | May 01, 2012 at 05:33 AM

I am doubtful about him being better than that and him winning. He and his minions embracing the religious bigotry and hate speech of Dan Savage, endorsing the Occupy movement and his cheap shot at Romney over giving the order to kill OBL, Fast and Furious, the Solyndra - solar energy laundering of taxpayer money and his non-recess appointments in January that are now being contested in court.

Those along with his incompetence on the economy and domestically make me see clearly that it would be dangerous to reelect him. He has had 3.5 years to make a bad situation better, but has failed to do so thus far. BTW - if he gets reelected; Federal taxes (for those who pay them) will increase 30-50% next year due to Obamacare. I don't see that helping the economy at all. I would vote for Ron Paul in a heartbeat if he is the GOP nominee.

KS

The way it looks to me is that American voters may well not be discerning enough to realize that while he may be entertaining to watch on late night shows and at media roast events and eloquently reading the teleprompter; it takes way more than that to be an effective president as we should have witnessed by now. Even European nations are rolling their eyes about the prospects of this guy being reelected.

Would Jay Leno, Letterman or Jon Stewart make a good president just because they are good on late night shows and hosting events ? Hardly. He would make a very good snake oil salesman though, credit him from his experience as a community organizer.

sparky

Of course he politicized it..he is a politician. They all do it; back in 2004, just a few days before the election, bin Laden released a tape saying that America was in danger. Both Cheney and Bush went on tv to state that it was very important to re-elect them or else we would be attacked again. John McCain said it was a "good thing" for the President, politically, to have the tape released at that particular time. When he ran for President, he campaigned on the idea that he had a "secret plan" to get rid of Osama and his experience made it possible for him to "know" where Osama was. When Osama was killed, McCain was quick to criticize.
The same media whining today about President Obama happily reported on each and every instance of Bush and Cheney and Rudy citing September 11 in campaign ad after campaign ad and I don't remember hearing a ringing media chorus of "is this appropriate?" These are some of the same people who practically cheered during the 523 times that Bush and Cheney touted their capture and the killing of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, even though he had absolutely nothing at all to do with September 11. And let's not forget the image of Bush decked out in a flight suit, on the deck of an aircraft carrier a few yards off land, flying in on a plane to announce "Mission Accomplished" as if he had personally fired the guns???

You click your tongue over President Obama talking about the killing of Osama?? Really?

Mike D

That would be an interesting debate of her vs. Randi Rhodes - but it would probably break out into a full fledged cat fight. Both of them would need a short leash or choke chain to keep it civil.

Posted by: KS | April 30, 2012 at 08:54 PM

Yeah cause we all know how women are, eh? Eh? Nudge nudge, wink wink

Mary

It always comes back to a character assault on Randi with him. Always. I ignored it because she is not the topic.

KS

Bush made the agreement with Iraq before he left office about US troops leaving Iraq in 2011 - in case you all forgot. OK, Bush looked stupid in hindsight for doing the Mission Accomplished thing which was about the time I turned against that war, but he did not disparage opponents in the photo op (like Prez BO did) and gave all the credit to our troops (unlike Prez BO - (just call him pinocchio did). Instead he embellished it and he was apparently incapable of doing that with his vulnerable ego and his outright narcissism.

Bush has been out of office for 3.5 years now but Bush Derangement Syndrome is still alive and well.
I disagreed with the war in Iraq and if we hadn't done that, there's a good possibility that Iran would not be the potential threat that it is now.

Right now, only 25% support the Afghan war now - time to bring our troops home. Didn't they say the administration say that the war on terror was over last week ? It has become a phony war ! Pinocchio is back at it again.

KS

To clarify; Didn't the administration say that the war on terror was over last week ? Yes they did. It has become a phony war ! Pinocchio is back at it again.

Instead, he had to go all the way over to Afghanistan on our dime to extend his campaign to the Afghanis by reading the speech, when he could have read the speech from the White House - unfreakin-believable..

Puget Sound Blathers

KS
Lets hope that we can end this war in Afghanistan asap. Pres Obama says the war end is 'within reach.' But hey, he also said when he campaigned that Afghanistan was 'the good war' and the one he would have voted on. He's had 3.5 years to change its course.

Mary

Bush has been out of office for 3.5 years now

I'd want to forget those Bush years, too, if I were a Republican. Unfortunately, they're real and you're gonna hear a lot about them for a long, long time.

And you don't have a clue who is rolling their eyes anywhere in the world except for Fox Non-news, Limbaugh, Drudge, Beck, Savage, et al. That is your world.

Mary

. . . and Puget has his intro for another anti-Obama rant. I'm checking out. I've heard it all before.

Puget Sound Blathers

. . . and Puget has his intro for another anti-Obama rant. I'm checking out. I've heard it all before.

Posted by: Mary | May 01, 2012 at 08:11 PM

let the doorknob hit ya, where the good Lord split ya!

KS

And you don't have a clue who is rolling their eyes anywhere in the world except for Fox Non-news, Limbaugh, Drudge, Beck, Savage, et al. That is your world.

Posted by: Mary | May 01, 2012 at 08:10 PM

Actually, Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy are not that impressed by the American president but you missed that mainly because with you it's party above country. I can tell that you are one of those who is not discerning enough to recognize the difference between a good entertainer and very incompetent president who are one and the same. Denial is a river in your back yard.

Finis Hominis

I think Obama did what he intended; Romney did a full 360 on his position then lied to cover it up. And it was covered on all the news shows because the republicans came to his aid and tried to redirect the subject.

Puget Sound Blathers

we need to get out of Afghanistan. i don't care that pres obama called this the good war, the war of his choice when he was campaigning. it's done. over. finis.

Afghan intel confirms death of senior Afghan Taliban leader, possibly 25 others
By LWJ STAFFMay 2, 2012

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief testified to the Afghan Senate today that Maluvi Mohammad Ismail, who until last year served as the Military Council Chairman for the Taliban's Quetta Shura, had recently been executed by rival Taliban members along with 25 other "key rebel figures." NDS chief Lieutenant General Rahmatullah Nabil additionally noted that the former head of the Taliban's Recruitment Council, Ustad Yasir, a key ideologue for the Taliban movement, had been among those killed. And regional reports identified two other Afghan Taliban officials who had also been killed: Maulvi Shaheedkhel (Shahid Khel), allegedly the shadow governor of Laghman province, and a Taliban intelligence figure named Maulvi Ahmadullah Wror.

According to Nabil, Ismail and his supporters had been detained by Taliban fighters on the way to an airport in Pakistan's Balochistan province, as they were preparing to fly to a meeting for peace talks with the Afghan government, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. And in fact, local media reported on April 18 that several high-ranking Taliban members, including Ismail, Mullah Ahad Agha, and Mullah Ghulam Hassan, had been seized near Quetta by Taliban gunmen in early April. During the Taliban regime, Mullah Ghulam Hassan reportedly served as the minister of intelligence and Mullah Ahad Agha served as a Taliban commander in Zabul province...

Read more: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/05/afghan_intelligence_2.php#ixzz1tk2ogK5T

KS

I think Obama did what he intended; Romney did a full 360 on his position then lied to cover it up. And it was covered on all the news shows because the republicans came to his aid and tried to redirect the subject.

Posted by: Finis Hominis | May 02, 2012 at 12:10 PM

False, You failed to hear the entire context and took what Media matters or other left wing plagierization wrote. Romney did not do a 360 - he walked back his initial comment in the debate in 2008, which was Obama's position at that time and then he emphasized the importance to getting bin Laden. You misrepresented what he really said. Try again.

KS

Why are we still fighting in Afghanistan if the Administration said last week that the war on terror is over ? They are trying to have it both ways.

It is time to get out now and at a quicker pace that Prez BO suggests - another political move. I agree that we do not need any military bases there though. I believe we are already having some in Iraq, which I am not sure if that is the best thing.

DontWorryBeHappy

One would think we would learn from the Russians and how no matter how hard you try and how much money and more importantly human sacrifice we put into it, we are NOT going to change such a steeped culture. Our president should not have committed this nation to another 10 years of involvement. We should get out now and admit that we made a mistake to begin with. This is insane.

Finis Hominis

Spin it anyway you like, Romney is an amoral flip flopper and he has an uncanny penchant to lie.

Puget Sound Blathers

nice quote from then Senator Obama talking about how he hated it when politicians use terrorism for political gain.

here

Talk about 360...eh, finis? or is it Fini...

Preston

It's 4 more years,

Finis Hominis

Couldn’t have stated it better, Preston.

sparky

PS, for 10 years I put up with multi-colored "alerts", was told to be afraid to fly, go to shopping malls, my food would be poisoned, white powder would be in my mail, I should put plastic and duct tape around my house, not complain if I was spied on if I met with the "wrong" kind of people, watched helicopters hover over me at protests, and ignore that it was all paid for on the government credit card, blah blah blah. Republicans used it to justify funding stupid wars, weapons, Halliburton contracted jobs, pet projects etc.
Not all of us have forgotten, nor are we stupid, and the Right really needs to just get over themselves.

KS

The left has morphed the right for the last 3.5 years, so the left will have to get over themselves in not just that way either. I don't like wasteful wars and occupations, but what's bad on the right is likewise bad on the left no matter how must you try to cover it up.

It's 4 more years,

Posted by: Preston | May 02, 2012 at 05:05 PM

If it plays out that way, it is four more years under the regime of an economic terrorist. Not an understatement either, IMHO.

Finis Hominis

KS, I used everything from abacus to supercomputer to figure out what that statement means, but your word selection utterly baffles me.

Puget Sound Blathers

PS, for 10 years I put up with multi-colored "alerts", was told to be afraid to fly, go to shopping malls, my food would be poisoned, white powder would be in my mail, I should put plastic and duct tape around my house, not complain if I was spied on if I met with the "wrong" kind of people, watched helicopters hover over me at protests, and ignore that it was all paid for on the government credit card, blah blah blah. Republicans used it to justify funding stupid wars, weapons, Halliburton contracted jobs, pet projects etc.
Not all of us have forgotten, nor are we stupid, and the Right really needs to just get over themselves.

Posted by: sparky | May 02, 2012 at 06:01 PM

Sparky, you forgot to add Blackwater....

sparky

and Blackwater!!!

KS

KS, I used everything from abacus to supercomputer to figure out what that statement means, but your word selection utterly baffles me.

Posted by: Finis Hominis | May 02, 2012 at 07:23 PM

What do you have trouble wrapping your brain
around ? Perhaps I can be of assistance here. To recap;

I don't like wasteful wars and occupations, but what's bad on the right is likewise bad on the left no matter how much Sparkles tried to cover up the fact that this administration has poured at least the same amount of money into the two wars as the Bush admin did over a similar period of time. That adds up to a mexican standoff.

In other words, what's good for the goose is good for the gander (goose and gander being used in place of right and left).

Finis Hominis

Ok, I understand. But how do you know you aren’t getting the same thing when you vote for Romney? He flip flops all over the place and lies like no bodies business.

sparky

hahahaha

KS

OK, Both of them have the reputation of being flip-floppers. With Prez BO - its the question of whether or not the statute of limitations has expired on what he had said.

So that will probably make both of them immune from attacks from the other about being flip-floppers but open to all other forms of mud slinging.

Puget Sound Blathers

well, they may both be flip floppers but at least they ain't this fellow:

"GREENSBORO, N.C. — A former adviser to John Edwards recounted Wednesday how the former presidential candidate's now-deceased wife indignantly confronted her husband, baring her chest in front of staff members the day after a tabloid reported that he was cheating on her.

During a session at Edwards' corruption trial that saw his 30-year-old daughter flee the courtroom in tears, Christina Reynolds described how a very upset Elizabeth Edwards stormed away from her husband in October 2007, then collapsed in a ball on the pavement outside a private airplane hangar. Reynolds and another woman guided the anguished wife into a nearby ladies room to compose herself, but she soon returned to the private hangar to again confront her husband.

In front of several staff members, the woman who had endured grueling treatments for breast cancer took off her shirt and bra, exposing her chest.

"'You don't see me anymore,'" Reynolds quoted Elizabeth Edwards as screaming. "He didn't have much of a reaction."

As staffers scrambled to cover up Edwards' wife and huddle her into a car, Reynolds heard the Democratic candidate use a cell phone to call his wife's doctor to ask for help.

Edwards then boarded a waiting jet and took off for his scheduled appearance in South Carolina, Reynolds said.

She testified that Elizabeth Edwards had known about her husband's affair with Rielle Hunter before The National Enquirer made it public. Hers was the most stirring testimony of the day at Edwards' trial on corruption charges, as prosecutors worked to build a timeline of the affair and efforts to cover it up."

Truth-seeker

Henry Aaron, Inventor Of Paul Ryan's Medicare Reform Concept, Explains Why It's Wrong

"I've changed my mind," Aaron said at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee last week.

The assumptions we made were not born out....

policymakers should first see how it works for younger people -- as it is beginning to be applied in the health care reform law.

"The passage of the Affordable Care Act means we have put in place a key element of the premium support idea for the rest of the population, namely health insurance exchanges," Aaron said.

We should prove that the health insurance exchanges work...

Aaron also has a major problem with the way Ryan's plan contains costs ...

Aaron also argued that there's another problem with trying to ensure a premium support model works -- it requires stringent regulation to make sure companies don't game the system.

I watched the hearing. The article says Rivlin agrees with Ryan. That is not entirely true. At the end of the hearing when asked if she agreed with his plan as presented, she said no.

Always trying to inform the uninformed.

KS

Henry Aaron - the same Henry Aaron that hit 755 taters over his baseball career ?

Obviously, there was more to his response than what was written above. Would you mind providing a link for the full text ?

Maybe Ryan's plan can usesome tweeking - no denying that, but to a non-partisan expert and anyone else who puts country ahead of party, it is significantly better than Obamacare !

The Peter G. Peterson foundation gives a resounding thumbs down to Obamacare. BTW -They are a non-partisan economic think tank.

Truth-seeker

You're pretty funny, KS. Must be why I like you in spite of yourself. It is hot linked. Click on it.

Truth-seeker

Pete Peterson non partisan? Where do you get your information?

Puget Sound Blathers

i guess this is just too good, Al Qaida on MSNBC and its admiration for Keith Olbermna...

"A US-born al-Qaida spokesman, Adam Gadahn, wrote back to Bin Laden laying the merits or otherwise of using US news stations to mark the "Manhattan battle" as it is referred to in the memo.

Fox News is dismissed because it "falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks neutrality too".

"I used to think that MSNBC channel may be good and neutral a bit, but is has lately fired two of the most famous journalists – Keith Olbermann and Octavia Nasser the Lebanese," wrote Gadahn.

In fact, Nasser was sacked from CNN after she sent a tweet mourning the death of a Hezbollah leader. Olbermann was dismissed for making financial donations to Democratic party politicians."


https://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/03/al-quaida-cunning-methods-us-news

I guess even Al Qaida found Randi unlistenable...LMAO

KS

Peter G. Peterson Foundation URL = https:www.pgpf.org
It's there for inquiring minds to read, TS.

Nothing more to add on the Ryan Plan from what I said before.

Finis Hominis

Looks like Romney is becoming a sock puppet for Ryan, Norquist and an increasing number of wingnuts. It’s great to see the wingnuts have such a pull on him because when he’s caught he lurches back, al la waffles. If that’s not bad enough, he lies about his past position.

Puget Sound Blathers

good stuff KS.

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