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right-wing blogs we like

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  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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October 19, 2011



. . .and this has what to do with talk radio?

Puget Sound Blathers

Interesting that the folks on Wall Street view Republicans less favorably than they do Democrats.
Look who rakes in the big money
(From UPI)

"WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Democratic President Barack Obama is blowing away his Republican challengers when it comes to soliciting donations on Wall Street, fundraising figures show.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday its analysis of contribution data reveals Obama has raised more from the financial and banking sector this year than all of the GOP presidential hopefuls combined.

Obama, the numbers show, received more money from fewer donors, the newspaper said.

The president even out-raised Mitt Romney at Bain Capital, a private equity firm in Boston the former Massachusetts governor co-founded. Romney pulled in $34,000 from 18 Bain employees while Obama took in $76,600 from three Bain employees, the Post found in its review of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Obama's fundraising benefits from his raising money not only for himself but also for the Democratic National Committee, which then contributes to his re-election effort.

Apart from the nearly $12 million he helped raise for the DNC, Obama has raised $3.9 million from the finance sector for his own campaign committee, compared with Romney's $7.5 million and nearly $2 million by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. No other GOP candidate surpassed $400,000 from the finance sector, the Post said."

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/10/19/Obama-pulling-in-Wall-Street-donations/UPI-18421319065415/#ixzz1bKTGdnp9


Aaaaaha, the irony of it all; just goes to show that all is not what it appears. Hipocracy is prevalent here as everywhere.
Adieu Ghadaffi, it's been (not so) nice!


Take a look at “OpenSecrets” and make your own determination.


And here is the WaPo article mentioned in the UPI. Again, make your own determination.


You may have burned your bra's, but you continued to wear them because they are a tool, just as the debit card. If you don't want the convenience and practical aid of a bra or a debit card, it's simple just don't use them. How simple is that. Just don't expect everyone else to follow suit, be an individual instead of a liberal sheeple.


LadyBug makes a great point, the opening paragraph

"Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data."

Read -as Ladybug says- the entire story and see if your conclusion is any different than the fact that WallStreet is voting with $ on who they prefer.


A "tool"??? OMG, Dog, the arts of rhetoric and political theater have completely eluded you! So sad...


A "tool"??? OMG, Dog, the arts of rhetoric and political theater have completely eluded you! So sad...

Posted by: fremont | October 20, 2011 at 05:54 PM

Tool(s) indeed ! Care to elaborate more about that ?


Fremont what happened to that bra I bought you that had the built in screwdriver, wrench and 5 mini knives??

Puget Sound Blathers

Fremont what happened to that bra I bought you that had the built in screwdriver, wrench and 5 mini knives??

Posted by: sparky | October 20, 2011 at 07:17 PM

Probably confiscated by the TSA during airport screening.

From the Tower

Just to recap, since 1975:

Republican Presidents:

Illegally sold military arms to Iran
by negotiating with terrorists.

Legally sold military arms to Saddam Hussein

Trained Osama Bin Laden in guerilla warfare

Gave arms to Saddam Hussein

Made nice with Gadaffi

Missed signals leading up to 9/11

Invaded the wrong country, getting 100,000 innocents killed and adding trillions to the deficit

Missed North Korea going nuclear in 2004

Democratic Presidents since 1975:

Brokered an historic peace deal between Israel and Egypt, still in effect

Came close to brokering an historic peace deal between Israel and Palestine

Killed Osama Bin Laden and decimated Al Qaeda leadership

Will completely be out of Iraq by December.

Engaged in a limited strike campaign that helped overthrow the terrorist dictatorship of Momar Gaddafi

"If GWB had rid the world of binLaden, Aliki and Gadaffi in a 6months period like Obama has, his face would be on Mt. Rushmore by now!"-Andrew Sullivan.

Johnny Sombrerro

How true

Johnny Sombrerro

And how 1 Marine schools 30 NYPD cops


Lies by omission...

Tower, you conveniently left out in your attempt to make points, that Pres. Reagan bombed Qadaffi's compound took out part of it and killed some of his family back in the 80's.

Troops under the last President captured Sadaam in a foxhole, which led to him eventually being put to death in Iraq.

Democrats helped lead to the Killing fields in Vietnam and Cambodia after Carter became President.

"Came close to brokering an historic peace deal between Israel and Palestine."

Close doesn't count - it only counts in horseshoes and beer farts...

Johnny Sombrerro

Bush made deals with dictators like Qaddafi after Lockerbie. Bush sat on binLaden intelligence. They will mark it...it will be marked against him.

This is all being downplayed by the GOP and it will backfire.


"Bush made deals with dictators like Qaddafi after Lockerbie."

Wrong - Obama is the one who made that deal. Do you have any credible evidence that Bush sat on binLaden intelligence ? source please ?

De Borchgrave: Former al-Qaida Leader Emerging as Strongman in Libya

The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi could create a vacuum that a whole new slew of Islamic terrorists and would-be despots seek to fill, says award-winning journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave.

There is a grave risk that the fractious nation divided along tribal lines could fracture or further weaken, creating a new breeding ground for terrorists, says de Borchgrave, who is on the board of LIGNET.com, a new Washington, DC-based intelligence analysis and forecasting service.

Already, there is tension from the Islamist fighters of the Tripoli Military Council, and also of the militias of the city of Misrata who played a key military role in toppling Gaddafi and killing him. Islamists, led by several charismatic clerics, are better organizing that many other groups.

”One very disturbing element is the fact that a former al-Qaida terrorist by the name of Abdul Hakim Belhadj, who the CIA renditioned into Thailand where he was tortured, is now back in his original stomping ground.

“Libya is where he was head of al-Qaida underground. Now he’s above ground and commander of the Tripoli garrison.”

Belhadj is the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). As an engineering student in Tripoli he was opposed to the Gadhafi regime and was attracted to political Islam.

In the 1980s, he left Libya for Afghanistan where he fought as a mujahideen against Soviet forces. There, with other Libyans, he formed the LIFG to confront the Gadhafi regime and, according to some experts, formed links to al-Qaida.

Johnny Sombrerro

A Headline I Never Thought I’d Write: Bush Calls Gaddafi to Express GratitudeA Headline I Never Thought I’d Write: Bush Calls Gaddafi to Express Gratitude

Per ABC News’ Kirit Radia, President George W. Bush today made the first known phone call between a sitting American President and Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, "a man responsible for hundreds of American deaths and who President Reagan once reviled as ‘this Mad Dog of the Middle East.’"

The purpose was to thank Gaddafi for following through with the $1.5 billion settlement deal for the 1980s-era victims of Libyan terror acts.

Before Libyans rose up against him, Muammar Gaddafi used money, and well-timed diplomatic overtures, to worm his way into the West’s good graces. How Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi gave the brutal dictator a makeover.

From the Tower

Bush pulled troops out of Tora Bora when they had bin Laden cornered and could have captured him. Sent them to Iraq to avenge Saddam talkin' smack about his daddy.

Puget Sound Blathers

Dave Weigle has the playbook. It works with either party. Both Repubs and Dems follow it.

"LAS VEGAS -- The RNC and NRCC have settled on a tried-and-true revanchist attack on Occupy Wall Street. It's copied from the playbook that Democrats used so very effectively to prevent the Tea Party from ever winning anything.

1) Find video or photos of some activists making some sort of ethnic attacks. (In the Tea Party fight, this played out as isolated racist signs.)
2) Get a group with some credibility to condemn the attacks -- and more importantly, demand that the activists condemn them. (See: The NAACP.)
3) Force a discussion: Is this movement racist? (See: Oh, any episode of a cable news show.)"

Be honest, haven't we seen this before?


"Fremont what happened to that bra I bought you that had the built in screwdriver, wrench and 5 mini knives??"

Posted by: sparky | October 20, 2011 at 07:17 PM

Now, those were tools and they have served me well! Thanks, Sparkler!

Johnny Sombrerro


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States will fulfill its pledge to pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year.

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"As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over," Obama told reporters.

He spoke after a video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and said the two were in full agreement about how to move forward.

Obama said the two countries now move into "a new phase" and that it will be "a normal relationship between sovereign nations. An equal partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect."

The withdrawal of American troops marks a major milestone in the war that started in 2003 and resulted in the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.

"Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home," Obama said.

"The last American soldier will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops," he said. "That is how America's military efforts in Iraq will end."

The U.S. military role in Iraq has been mostly reduced to advising the security forces in a country where levels of violence had declined sharply from a peak of sectarian strife in 2006-2007, but attacks remain a daily occurrence.

Senior Iraqis say in private they would like a U.S. troop presence to keep the peace between Iraqi Arabs and Kurds in a dispute over who controls oil-rich areas in the north of Iraq.

Puget Sound Blathers

The end to the Iraq War three years into the Obama Presidency is a good thing. Without the Surge, it never would have happened. President Obama ended it in a responsible fashion.

Now lets end the 'good war' that Pres Obama campaigned on: Afghanistan.


DORI MONSON GETS OWNED BY 84 YEAR OLD WOMAN!! BREAKING- SEATTLE.......Monson brought on the 84 year old woman who was pepper-sprayed in the crowd downtown by S.P.D. yesterday .......he tried to patronize her with the same condescending, treacly sweet tone of voice he uses with small children on his show, but the old battleaxe, a veteran of decades with "the movement", was having none of it. After the harridan took a veiled cheap shot st Bill Gates , referring to his rental of a house in Florida for 600k a month, although not naming him by name, Monson countered with a snide "what business is it of yours how other people choose to live theor lives?" The hag bristled and replied ,icily, " I- make-it-my-business. Anything else? " Monson had plenty else it seemed but that wasn't the mood of our sprayed- up senior. After a few more inanities from Monson she abruptly ended the converstaion with a cold, pro forma polite adieu and hung up the phone, leaving Mnson with a buzzing dial tone in his ear.


84 or 184, she disobeyed a police command, she deserved what she got and Dori proved that with his excellent questions. Like so many others they know not what they're about. You totally missed the thrust of that attempted interview.


the old woman is an ass and so is Monson. They deserved each other. Nowhere in my paragraph did i say i was in agreement with the old hag in blocking traffic, or in any of her opinions. Monson thought he could patronize her and talk down to her, like a child, becsuse shes older, and he got his ass handed to him. hahahhaa


You are lying, neither is an ass they just have a legitimate difference of opinion and Dori was willing to discuss it. She wasn't because she like many others can't defend their position with logic, they only wish to gain attention by interfering with other's life styles, like the Dori caller who couldn't get to his daughter's recital. Dori treated the elderly citizen with respect, so you are wrong and obviously biased against Mr Monson.

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