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March 06, 2007

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Duffman

Well, may be soon we'll get to see what direction KIRO will lean and if there is any truth to the speculation that they might gear up to support Mitt Romney?

Duffman

BTW: Any comment on Mrs Clinton's recently acquired southern accent? I thought it very cute and appealing.

sparky

I have watched the "report" on the candidates' accents...and while I think it is much ado about nothing--the election is a long time away so i guess the media has to really dig to have a story every day--there are some people whose "ear" for language is very acute. I know personally someone who picks up the accent of wherever this person is visiting and it is an unconscious thing--they dont realize they are doing it. I spent a summer in Montana around people from the midwest and when I got home my parents asked me why I talked funny...If you listen to tapes of Hillary talking when they lived in Arkansas, she had an accent then...
My point is, who cares? What they say is more important to me than what they sound like saying it.

Duffman

Agreed; who cares indeed. I personally thought is was complimentary to her...far better than the F* bombs she has previously been reported as using...ha; she (and all candidates) have to be so careful as everything is being scrutinized to the nth degree, by both sides and the media.

sparky

My "who cares" comment was directed at CNN, by the way, Duffman. I get tired of the media who can't do a decent job reporting real news so they stoop to this...

Funny how the "F bombs" from Hillary are so offensive to some, yet Cheney got a free ride when he ripped one off on the floor of the Senate.

Duffman

F*bombs are offensive to me no matter the source. I would especially not want them said by our next President, Mrs Clinton. She has so much to offer otherwise.

Duffman

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2f4cc62e-5b0d-4b59-8705-fc28f14da388

Interesting article for 'any one' interested.

Duffman

Yet another politician bites the dust...scoot on over to jail, Scooter!

chucks

The F bomb is unnecessary under most circumstances anyway. It does not even have the good old shock value it had in the good ol' days. It is just annoying. Its real value is for anonymous posters on computers to feel powerful and macho. You know, the folks who get bossed around on the job and at the bus stop. It is their chance to get even without risk of consequence, like getting beat up or fired.
But it should be easy to differentiate between cursing a senator on the floor of the senate and cursing ones personal servants.
Clinton's problem is treating state police officers and Secret Service agents to the F bomb when she wants them to serve her personal needs. When an agents job is to protect her and she curses him because she wants him or her to carry her shopping bag rather than watch for risks to her life. That is out of line, IMHO.
As for her accent. It was just phony. That is all that needs to be said about that. Does not add or subtract anything regarding her ability or inability to govern.
Same goes for Obama's new found accent.
Libby was just found guilty in a court of law. Now he can go to jail.

sparky

chucks, do you have proof that Hillary told a secret service man to carry her shopping bags, or did you just hear that..

chucks

sparky
From the book "The First Partner"
"If you want to remain on this detail, get your f**king ass over here and grab those bags!" (pg 259)
There are other sources as well.

sparky

thank you

mercifurious

Unrelated but def oddem:

Funny advert atop drudgy today:
http://www.mercuras.com/0207/boone2b.jpg

They're right. My family loves it!

Duffman

Bizarre!

mercifurious

Oooooh, even more oddem fun. The advert monkeys for the Pat Boone animal sex jpg left their Parent Directory unguarded.

http://www.mercuras.com/0207/

Happy snooping! (win a free I-pod!)

Tommy008

Little Dori is as i type taking on the state legislator who has the new family leave bill. Little twinky boy seems to be getting bested by the woman.

chucks

Colter is on Hannity right now

Tommy008

Lancaster New Era, a Pennsylvania daily newspaper, is the first paper to permanently cancel Coulter's column. Verizon and AT&T have pulled all their ads from her website.

Tommy008

Fom Coulter's website- "Obscene, profane, vulgar or threatening posts will not be tolerated." Coulter is now calling the term "faggot" a "schoolyard taunt". Coulter is an expert at twisting the truth. Faggot has never been and is not now considered a "schoolyard taunt". It's considered hate speech by mainstream society. A schoolyard taunt is "sissy" or "wuss", which is what the bitch is now claiming, dishonestly, that she meant by calling Edwards the F word. Ann, you meant to imply that Edwards was gay, you lying bitch, and you got called out on it, that's all. You're like the serial killer who thinks they're smarter and cleverer than all the cops, and eventually gets caught. Your mulish inability and refusal to apologize is now starting the demise of your career.

Duffman

Spot on; I think you called it exactly as it is and as it will be for her.

Recife

I thought the word faggot meant "a bundle of sticks". Silly me raised in New England, they are so backward there. BTW you are all Homos...........sapiens that is.

joanie

Funny, Recife.

chucks: if the f word is simply annoying, let it go. Annoying is what a lot of things in life are . . . no big deal to me.

As for anybody's accents, reread Sparky's post. She got it right.

And for you to say whether or not Obama's accent is real or feigned is very arrogant. You don't know and neither do I.

I have taught with a lot of black women and many of them talk differently when with their community than they do when with the white community. In fact, I was - in the early seventies - the only white person in Good Hope (or New Hope) Baptist Church here in Seattle. I went to hear my friend sing in the choir.

Conservatives think they know so much about everything and everybody. It is a mistake to be so judgmental. Evaluate Hillary on her message rather than on the way she messages. You'll be a better voter if you do. Remember, she was the wife of a southern gov at one time . . .

Truly I don't hate Bush just because he mangles the English language. It is what he's done to our country that disturbs me.

chucks

joanie,
The question is still out there about Clinton treating the common man like crap. Do you find it acceptable that she curses government employees hired to protect her. Is it ok for the principal at a school to order a staff member or maybe the police officer on campus to get his or her f***ing ass over here and carry my shopping bag?
If she needs a valet, than she should hire a valet. If she can find one desperate enough to work under those conditions. But even if one is that desperate for a job, should he or she have to put up with abuse to work?
Would you be willing to work for George Bush under those circumstances? Or Hillary? Bill Gates?
She may think that she is royalty.
She is not.

sparky

No she isnt. Neither is Barbara Bush, who has a similar view about how people can be treated. Chucks, are you surprised that the wealthy and powerful people live by their own rules? I dont like it anymore than you do, but what do you propose we do to change it?

Duffman

Would you kindly state your source for stating that about Barbara Bush (I assume you mean the former President's wife); that's hard for me to believe?

Tommy008

The commercial break ended and before another could come on Bill O'Reilly cut in, sitting at his desk, for a quick show promo. "Coming up on The O'Reilly Factor", he said,with his big blarney grin, "Bush'es surge seems to be working, and Al Franken throws another bomb at the Democratic Party winter meetings. This time the character called me a faggot , in front of a room full of cheering, laughing Democrats." Of course this never happened, and we all know that if it did happen Bill wouldn't be talking about euphemeistically about Franken throwing a "bomb", or grinning about it, which is how he handled the Coulter 2007 CPAC hate speech incident.

chucks

Expose it. Condemn it. Fight it. Just do not accept it. Do not reward it.
Just like racism and other bigoted issues are fought in our country. Raise a stink!
I have worked for some pretty wealthy people in my career. They all demand performance, but most were respectful and appreciative. The ones who were butt heads are no longer my employer. For that matter, most of them are out of business.

sparky

duffman, did you not hear her reference to the people stuck in the astrodome after Hurricane Katrina as getting a pretty good deal being there since they were "used to living in filth?" Did you not hear her say she did not want to know about casualties in Iraq because it upset her "beautiful mind"? I find those comments far more offensive than the F bomb.

Duffman

Thank you; I'm indeed surprised that she made those comments and I will try to find the context that surrounded that (I've always admired her as a person). I didn't vote for her (or her husband) - and I AM planning to vote for Mrs Clinton, so I am much more interested in what she says and does...I think she has MUCH MORE to offer than F* words and I wouldn't discound her on just that basis.

mercifurious

Duff is the last person to be saying this:
Would you kindly state your source for stating that about Barbara Bush (I assume you mean the former President's wife); that's hard for me to believe?

Seriously Duff. It was hard for us to believe your BS about Al Gore & Scott Ritter (using no source, and - when pressed - drudge & a Serbian fascist).

Conclusion: Fuck you. (and yes, you can quote me on that)

Duffman

Again, BIZARRE!

lukobe

Conservatives think they know so much about everything and everybody. It is a mistake to be so judgmental.

Conservatives have no monopoly on that

Duffman

I notice that when you post you act as though you're speaking for the whole blog? Do you think you are?...it's "we", "us", etc do you possibly have an undulating personality complex...you might want to have that checked.
Finally, what part of 'ignore' dont you understand? You don't seem to honor your pledge to ignore my posts...hmmm, wonder why. And when you resort to bad words you expose your weakness.
I would just say God Bless and help you.

joanie

Duff, merci's got it right about the source thing . . . and you know it!

But, I like your support for Hillary. I think she'd make a pretty good president but I don't share her values just like I didn't share Bill's in '96.

She shouldn't treat people that way if in fact she does. It is a classless way to talk to people who are serving you.

I think the wealthy on the left are probably very kind and considerate to their inferiors . . . and the conservatives are probably very unkind. I know, what a crock but I still believe it.

Hasn't it been said that "new money" tends to be arrogant and demanding while "old money" is tolerant and less self-conscious? Actually kinder and more accepting?

I bet Tommie knows about that.

Duffman

Actually, I don't (think he/she's right on sources); I frankly provided so much source that it was probably over-sourced. The source was 'judged' to be inferior; I can't help that...it was my source. Discount as you will but don't discount because of labels or because of a particular political slant...examine the facts and discount accordingly.
I understand your siding with he/she - you'all appear to be blog partners, but I can't imagine you wanting ANYone to speak for you?
I am struggling with Mrs Clinton; I want to be reinforced in my support of her that's why I throw things out that can be discussed and explained because sometimes I get very confused at her inherent purpose? Obama and Edwards are viable choices but I really do feel that Mrs Clinton has some good ideas (and my favorite is health care for everyone) I actually thing that she (more than any others) IS concerned about this and has a plan.
Thank you.

coiler

This from CNN, was it accidental?

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/coulters-crack.jpg

sparky

hahahahahahahahahah

Liz

So true about how silly it is to compare Ann Coulter's "fag" remark and Bill Maher wishing Dick Cheney would be dead. I just so totally agree with my favorite blogger Tommy OO8. He says to Michael Hoop: if Blatherwatch had called him a faggot, you wouldn't be calling it a "poor choice of words. You'd be saying "PROUD OF IT!! Michael is one of the coolest senior citizen gays I've ever met. That time at Volunteer Park was really nice, even, though, you know, I had to decline but he's nice to talk to. Really nice. And I'll pay you back I promise. I get my allowance on Monday.
- Billy

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