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right-wing blogs we like

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April 29, 2011


woody held

Great, I'll have to pay more attention to John Curley. I'd like to see a 5 or 10K race between Curley and Bobbe Bridge. John is known for his 5K prowess and Bobbe Bridge ran the recent Bellevue 10K in an incredible 42:38 (4th place overall out of 595 female runners).

Bellevue 10K results


Susan Hutchinson, Jean Godden, Jim Compton, Dave Ross, John Carlson, even going back to Charlie Royer...sweet jesus, a lot of this area's media figures go into politics, usually with disastrous results for all concerned. Left or right, with the exception of Royer (who was 30 years ago), they all turn out to be spectacularly bad at it, either the campaigning part (Hutchinson, Ross, Carlson) or the governing (Compton and especially Godden, who after eight years on Seattle city council still doesn't know a damned thing about Seattle politics and is notoriously lazy and loathed by her colleagues.) Politics isn't nearly as easy as having opinions.


The fact that we're so willing to vote people in on name recognition alone is a testament to how small are big problems really are. I wonder if we'd still treat voting like a popularity contest if the unemployment rate was over fifty percent.


Seattle has a long history of voting for poor candidates. We elect the joke known as Baghdad Jim over and over and think its a good thing. The same goes for our "mom in tennis shoes". The problem goes far beyond electing on name recognition its an issue of people voting for complete idiots in both parties.


If this country can elect an empty-suited radical like Obama, Curley should easily fly under the American radar. Idiots like Bagdad Jim keep getting elected. Oh yes, because he is a Demoncat - that's OK here. However, Curley - bad because he is a repuglican.

The Pubic schools have done a good job of indoctrinating young skulls with the mantra - Democrats - good, Republicans- evil and also with the notion that common sense is not valued. Why is it that this country is being flushed down with more of the youths becoming voting age ? If there isn't more of a contrarian makeup and rebellious nature in the kids today - we are in deep shit for the future (signs are that there is) to repudiate the indoctrination of politically correct soft marxism by much of the Pubic school system and its teachers tied (mind you, teaching is an honorable profession to those who don't tow the union line) to Public service unions with the thugs who are totalitarian marxists through and through. Follow the $money$

Bring it...bwahahaha


Bwahahaha . . .now where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah. All the rightwingers on this blog.

Why not just end with a Baaa Baaaa Baaa?


Because independents like myself think independently reflected in the bwahahahaha. That response is reserved specifically for sheeple of MSNBC like yourself or other leftwing lemmings.

Jason Andersen

On rare occasions, Mr. McDermott wanders off of the mainstream reservation, but I cannot really think of any one else I'd like to have be the Member who represents me in Congress. He has SENIORITY and he works his buns off for the 1st. I probably agree with somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of the time--depending which 2 year voting block...even if you refuse to see him as anything except a Fox News antagonist cariacture, consider that he is sincere and not out to make money...maybe in his own audacious, peculiar way Baghdad was Jim prescient about Iraq. Think of all politics being expressed on an old horse shoe: in the middle there would be the people so moderate that they have a rash on their loins from fence sitting, and then on the left it branches into liberals and progressives (both sides have their own populism); then on the right are conservatives and Tea Party and libertarian...any way both opposite ends of shoe are communism and facism basically facing each other. McDermott and Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich would be faced across on the shoe from Jim Demint, Rand Paul, et al.

Jason Andersen

He worked in media a really long time so you gotta assume that there is a live girl or a dead boy somewhere...or at least an on-call liveryman/gardener with questionable immigration papers. He needs to be vetted.

He is such a tabula rasa total blank and he has very good name and face recognition in the local media. He might win as Tim Hill or Dan Evans type, but survive the Republican caucuses?? Didn't Kirby Wilbur say that he became chairman of the GOP to grow their tent? Kirby seems like a weird choice for that role. BTW is his brother or cousin the governor of Mississippi? :-)


Just what is "the Union Line", KS?


With all due respect, KS, your posts don't make sense much of the time.



Mike Barer

Talk is of Dave Reichert entering the Governor's race, so it's not hard to see how Curley could fit in that picture.

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