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July 13, 2009


Wild Bill

,,,and your point is? There's a T-shirt shop on Capitol Hill, Hood, and they sell all kinds of images. You need to get out more?


What is the point?? How about a radio host who advocates killing people you disagree with? How about his knowledge of history is so bad that he doesn't know that Che is dead..he might as well have put a picture of Mao on there.

Mark C.

How about the cold war was over 20 years ago? The right-wing has never had an enemy they could sink their teeth into since.


The problem here is, the t-shirt would require the average wingnut to know who Che Guevara is.


My question is: Who would he equate with Che Guevara currently? The person who should be assassinated?


I don't think so, tig. The message is violence and "socialism." Mao, Marx, Castro . . . fill in the picture. The message is still loud and clear.

And this is America: land of the free and home of the brave.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Well, if you're lucky enough to be over 50, white, wealthy and male...

I wonder what you'd all think if we put Cheney's bloody picture with target right between his sneaky eyes a on a t-shirt captioned "Fascist Pigs."


Okay, it's been confirmed. Malloy said that Cheney's "obviously fascist."

Where's my silk-screen machine.


It's already done for you


Malloy is putting on a great show tonight. Even though they may be out of office, we need to continue the pursuit of these criminals from the last administration


Drew, I love it! Except they could have done a better job getting the Cheney look. Eyes more hooded and less gnarly chin. It's in his eyes - all the hate, evil, malicious duplicity. Head down with hooded eyes looking up - now that would be snarly and evil.

Did you go googling for this? Wonder how it is selling...


There is not one other senator that I detest as much as Jeff Sessions. He's the epitome of smarmy. The man needs to learn to act like a grown up. Even his smile is phoney.

Next up: Tom Coburn.


Drew, if you're still up, read this article in the NYTimes:

Euphrates drying up in Iraq

Heartbreaking. Sometimes I wish we could go back to being independent countries that support our own people in a self-sufficient way and leave each other alone. I think I've seen the best of the world. It's all downhill from here.


The Che Ney shirt has been out for a few years at t-shirt humor, and it has been on their "best-selling" list from the beginning. You should check out some of the others there as well. The Palin shirts are really good.

I dunno- there's lot o' smarmy in the party of no- Graham comes to mind here. Good thing we've got some serious folks there on our side to keep the lid on the cons jar.

I learned of some of the issues for the Euphrates in an article about global drought in January. Even in our own state, the Methow, Entiat, and Okanogan rivers that feed the Columbia are also dwindling. The Wenatchee River is half what it used to be, all because the glaciers that feed them are disappearing. Because the hydro projects on the Columbia maintain a certain pool level, everything looks normal. Makes one wonder where the breaking point is, but as one Forest Service employee told me, once we recognize that point, it will be too late.


Check out the DVD called "Home"...we are pretty much screwed, unless something happens quickly. Or if you don't believe in Science.


It's late and I'm catching up on some good stuff that I missed in Birch Bay where I am internet-less. Frank Rich never disappoints:

Its voice can be found in the postings at a Web site maintained by the fans of Mark Levin, the Obama hater who is, at this writing, the No.2 best-selling hardcover nonfiction writer in America. (Glenn Beck is No.1 in paperback nonfiction.) Politico surveyed them last week. “Bottomline, do you know of any way we can remove these idiots before this country goes down the crapper?” wrote one Levin fan. “I WILL HELP!!! Should I buy a gun?” Another called for a new American revolution, promising “there will be blood.”

These are the cries of a constituency that feels disenfranchised — by the powerful and the well-educated who gamed the housing bubble, by a news media it keeps being told is hateful, by the immigrants who have taken some of their jobs, by the African-American who has ended a white monopoly on the White House. Palin is their born avatar. She puts a happy, sexy face on ugly emotions, and she can solidify her followers’ hold on a G.O.P. that has no leaders with the guts or alternative vision to stand up to them or to her.

He's nailed it.


"Or if you don't believe in Science."

Of course we beleive in Science Sparky. Its just hard to believe people like Al Gore and the rest of the cheerleaders on his band wagon saying mother earth has a fever when there isnt a big enough thermometer to take her temperature. And wasn't it Science that got us into this so called mess you beleive we are in. Or are you one of those who think Mount Rainier was put where it is today by some mythical being.

"Home" is interesting but will have to watch the rest tomorrow. Its a little long but should be worth while to watch.


Sparky, haven't scientists moved on from great big thermometers? I still use one in my first-grade classroom but I think scientists are using more sophisticated instruments now.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong.


Rich is great. He's got a handle on what's going on. The Greatest Story Ever Sold is an excellant read.

I'll look for that movie today, Sparky- thanks. When The Levees Broke was long, but well worth it.

As far as the Big Thermometer Theory goes Joanie, I suspect you'll find most first graders are smart enough to know some of the accurate ways scientists are using to monitor global warming.


Indeed, and I would only add that I'm sure joanie is an astute enough teacher to insure that those 1st graders look at ANY situation with an open mind and not be channeled down a one-way street way of thinking. :)


Good advice, Duff. Now, my advice to you: follow it.

Sarah - who couldn't recall a single newspaper that she reads - has been immortalized in the Washington Post. Do you think she reads it now?

She's an expert on cap and trade.

Katie, I'm ready to try that interview again!

It's like the TV weatherman directing America's energy policy.

Oh well, she'll throw out crumbs for her extremists to follow. And they will.

Can't you picture her and tODD (the Gilda Radner version) starting each day plotting their next political move.


Thank you joanie. If I learned one thing from my last trip it's that being rude or insulting a fellow human being is a gross waste of one's life's energy. Thus, henceforth you will not get that from me. Within the overall realm of life one's political affiliation is really not that important. :)


What are you talking about?

Is everything going to be punctuated by a smiley face again? Are you going back to the old you?

I am glad you're posting under your own name again.


Nice try, but I won't bite.


Randi Rhodes is good today, she is giving a blow by blow on the Sotomayor hearings.


You listening on KTLK?




joanie, here's an Interesting article that you may enjoy.


Sen. Sessions sure has Sotomayor on the ropes this morning. Did any of you get to watch it? It would be nice if some of the followup questioners would be as tough.
God, I love this stuff.


chucks (even if she's the wrong choice) she's the right person at the right place at the right time.
'On the ropes' won't get it. As Senator Lindsey Graham of S. Carolina said yesterday, she will be confirmed unless she has a 'complete meltdown' and I don't see that happening.
I'm actually pretty impressed with her.


How did he have her on the ropes? It looked more like a GOP funeral.

Wild Bill

tHE MESSAGE IS, it's a fucking t-shirt. It's a parody of all the Che t-shirts that you stilll see (and I've asked many who wear it who it is, Che, they say, and what did he do, uhhhhh), at, say Hemp fest.. For all you old farts, and old farts at heart, there's a huge t-shirt trend among the twenty somethings right now, the bolder, the more outrageous the better. In other words, the more it makes somebody turn their head, the better. Get it? It's a picture on cotton. Let's see, i'm sure you defend Mapplethorpe's shit (as do I) or the Peta chicks, but a picture on a fucking t-shirt? Oh my God. Sheesh, get over yourslves, ya ain't all that!


Oh, I agree. Hell, I would probably vote for her myself. It is Obama's turn to pick and it is going to be a flamming lib. Might as well be that one.
I just wish we had somebody on our side as jerklike as Kennedy or Schumer to treat her like shit prior to the vote. It is the new way of treatin judicial candidates. Bork 'em.
Does anybody know if she is married, divorced, widowed, old maid like joanie, or lezbyun?



Dori Monson (KIRO-FM 97.3, Weekly from Noon - 3 pm) is reporting that our POTUS'S TOTUS may have committed suicide?


It happened yesterday. It is all over the innertubes duffy.
As Obama can't think on his feet, he now has two at a time. I just meant he had to talk to one side of the room.


So violence (murder) is synonymous with sex?

Well, that's nuanced thinking for sure. Sounds like Sarah and tODD to me.

Are you spelling-challenged chux?


Chux latest hero: Alabama Republican Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, bigot.

Reagan put his name up for a Federal Court position but he was declined.

"It got worse. Another damaging witness--a black former assistant U.S. Attorney in Alabama named Thomas Figures--testified that, during a 1981 murder investigation involving the Ku Klux Klan, Sessions was heard by several colleagues commenting that he "used to think they [the Klan] were OK" until he found out some of them were "pot smokers." Sessions claimed the comment was clearly said in jest. Figures didn't see it that way. Sessions, he said, had called him "boy" and, after overhearing him chastise a secretary, warned him to "be careful what you say to white folks." Figures echoed Hebert's claims, saying he too had heard Sessions call various civil rights organizations, including the National Council of Churches and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, "un-American." Sessions denied the accusations but again admitted to frequently joking in an off-color sort of way. In his defense, he said he was not a racist, pointing out that his children went to integrated schools and that he had shared a hotel room with a black attorney several times."

Also, implicated in possible voter fraud. And "UnAmerican" name-calling? Some things never change.

God, you guys just do it all, don't you? They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. Also by the people he favors?

Are you Sessions?


Why yes joanie, I am. We established that years ago. Hell, Fremont spanked me on that early on.
Can't structure a sentence or paragraph worth a damned either.
I can get your goat now and then, so I am happy.
I am surprised that you are only pointing it out today. You normally just get pissy about what I have to say, not how I say it.


It was a question. Don't make more out of it than was there.

I'm sorry for your brain disorder. I guess there's still some things that charm can't fix.

I've often wondered if your spelling challenges don't really hide a certain self-consciousness about what you have to say rather than how you say it. Seems like there's certain words and ideas that give you more trouble. You might want to step back and ponder that for a while.


Speaking of being a bigot joans, what about you? You seem to be rather proud of your bigotry.


Oh. And that is...?

Sounds like I got your goat.


It's too bad the right can't be as funny on TV as they are opposing the left:

send in the clowns

I liked this one.


I think Session's abilities are wishful thinking, chucks. Lindsey Graham alienated a few more hispanics and women today with his " anonymous sources say you are very difficult to get along with!" tirade. Anonymous sources?? He might as well have asked her where she is in the process of menopause and would that affect her decision making. I hope they keep it up...it will just ensure more bad news for the repugs.


And the smart republicans are giving her an easy time because THEY'RE SMART!


SPARKY! You chased him away! Shame on you.


Sessions reeked of oafish and steady thoughtlessness. As he claimed the moral high ground by misquoting another judge, the judge in question was firmly in the corner of Sotomayor. No wonder he was never appointed to the Federal judgeship.

Here is a quote from Sessions from 2005.
On September 9, 2005, after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Sessions called his former law professor, Harold Apolinsky, co-author of Sessions's legislation repealing the federal estate tax, which had lost momentum in Congress, and left a voicemail: "Jon Kyl and I were talking about the estate tax. If we knew anybody that owned a business that lost life in the storm, that would be something we could push back with."

What a winner


Is that whiner or weiner? Or really winner?

I've been listening to Randi's KPTK show. She's good at analysis. Lots of sound bites and commentary.

You're right, Coiler. Randi's got it down. She doesn't like Graham much. The one thing I worry about with Sotomayor is her health. I'm not holding it against her, but we need a good judge in there for the long run.

A few days ago I heard a rundown of Robert's decisions as a judge: always on the side of authority; always on the side of government; always on the side of the majority. It was interesting.


Sessions is such a piece of horseshit, I'm really glad he is the representative of the cons. He belongs to them, history and all.


I meant to add always on the side of money and corporations as well.


He’s a winner like Palin is not a quitter.

The minorities can’t be "objective” strategy is weird, and only understood by the target audience. The idea revolves around the white male is the only “objective” judge. It’s a strange construction, and I can’t figure the end product as a positive.


Tune in to Malloy tonight, he is going to spend a fair amount of time on the senators. Sessions lost an earier case against civil rights workers and is still holding a grudge

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