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Author: TriSec    Date: 06/03/2008 10:46:43

Good Morning.

Today is our 1,909th day in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do, with the latest casualty figures from the warron terra, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 4086
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 3947
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3625
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3227
Since Election (1/31/05): 2649

Other Coalition Troops: 312
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 510


We find this morning's cost of war passing through $ 525, 093, 000, 000 .00




In Iraq this morning, we've lost another member of the coalition. Australian troops ended combat operations on June 1 and are heading home. Australian troops are among the finest in the world, and we have a fine history with them, working side by side to defeat Imperial Japan 65 years ago. If they're giving up and going home now...

BAGHDAD - Australia ended its combat operations in southern Iraq on Sunday, while the Iraqi government said it has differences with the United States in negotiations over a long-term security agreement.

The official statement by government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh comes amid growing opposition to the deal among Iraqis who see it as a possible violation of Iraq's sovereignty and are worried about an extended presence of American troops.

Talks "are still in their early stages and the Iraqi side has a vision and a draft that is different" from those being presented by U.S. negotiators, al-Dabbagh said.

He was not more specific about the points but insisted the Iraqi government was focused on "fully preserving the sovereignty of Iraq ... and will not accept any article that infringes on this sovereignty and doesn't guarantee the interests of Iraqis."
*snip*
The U.S. military, meanwhile, faced a dwindling coalition of allied countries providing supporting combat troops in Iraq.

Troops held a ceremony Sunday that included lowering the Australian flag from its position and raising the American flag instead over Camp Terendak in the southern Iraq city of Nasiriyah.

"We have to praise the role of the Australian troops in stabilizing the security situation in the province through their checkpoints on the outskirts of the city," said Aziz Kadim Alway, the governor of the Dhi Qar province.

The Iraqi government already has assumed security responsibilities for the Shiite-dominated province, which includes the volatile city of Nasiriyah. But the Australians remained there to help if necessary while also training Iraqi security forces and doing reconstruction and aid work.

The U.S. military said American troops would temporarily take over those responsibilities.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was swept into office in November largely on the promise that he would bring home the country's 550 combat troops by the middle of 2008, saying the Iraq deployment has made Australia more of a target for terrorism.




Turning now to our friends at IAVA, it appears that the historic new GI Bill has now passed the Senate (75-22, on May 22) and lo, these many days later is still sitting on the "President's" desk awaiting signature. He's going to have to do something with it, so won't you please add your voice?

NEW YORK - Today, by an overwhelming 75-22 margin, the Senate passed the "Post-9/11 GI Bill" as part of the war supplemental funding bill. This bipartisan legislation, originally introduced by Senators Jim Webb (D-VA), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and John Warner (R-VA), is whole-heartedly endorsed by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest nonpartisan Iraq veterans' organization, and all the leading Veterans Service Organizations. See how every Senator voted here.

"This is a historic victory for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. After World War II, America made sure our troops coming home had the chance to go to college," said Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. "With Memorial Day just around the corner, our lawmakers renewed that promise and honored those who bravely serve this country."

Once the House and Senate versions of this legislation are reconciled, the next step is the President's desk. Despite broad support for the GI Bill, the president has threatened a veto of the entire emergency supplemental package, of which the GI Bill is a part.

"In passing this new GI Bill, the Senate and the House put partisan bickering aside to support the troops. When the politicians return to Washington after honoring our troops and veterans this Memorial Day, the President has the chance to prove whether he is with veterans or against them."

For months, IAVA members from across the country have been urging their lawmakers to move this crucial legislation forward. Thousands of supporters made phone calls and signed a petition calling for the passage of the new GI Bill. For more information about the fight for a modern GI Bill, please visit www.GIBill2008.org.



Of course, one of those "Nays" was from Presidential Candidate John McCain...
More than a few people have been puzzled by U.S. Sen. John McCain's dogged opposition to the updated GI Bill of Rights now before Congress. The dissonance between McCain's military-man image and his actions on this issue have introduced a jarring note to his presidential aspirations -- and have highlighted the shoddy treatment many Iraq war veterans have received.

Why would a Vietnam War veteran and former prisoner of war, a man who is personally acquainted with the difficulties vets can face in returning to civilian life, join President Bush in opposing a popular bipartisan bill to support the troops? Isn't fixing the education benefit in the bill -- one that has shortchanged far too many veterans for years -- a political no-brainer in an election year? The 75 senators who recently voted for it certainly thought so. Over the Memorial Day weekend, Sen. Barack Obama expressed some well-timed astonishment at McCain's opposition, and the two have been feuding about it since. The media and pundits seem perplexed, collectively suggesting: That's not the John McCain we know.
.

It sure is interesting to read his campaign website, isn't it?
America owes its liberty, its prosperity, and its future to our veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our great country. John McCain has fought to honor our national commitment to our veterans who have given their careers and livelihoods to ensuring our freedom. He believes we must provide for service members and their families while they serve, we must help those who return from combat to adjust to civilian life, and we must honor and never forget the service of those who do not return.

John McCain has been a leader in Congress, fighting for all those who serve and their families, improving veterans' health care, providing veterans with the benefits they have earned, easing their transition to civilian life, and honoring the fallen.

John McCain believes that meeting the needs of our service members who defend us is our obligation and is essential to our national security. He worked to increase pay scales for servicemen and women during both the Persian Gulf War and the current War on Terror and to increase enlistment and reenlistment bonuses for reservists and guardsmen. He also sponsored bills to give special tax relief to deployed service members and to set up overseas savings programs for the men and women fighting in the Gulf War.


Hypocrisy, thy name is "Republican".



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Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 11:29:50
First off, great post Tri-sec.



Second off, for those who didn't check in the board yesterday afternoon, we've got ourselves an official pool. Here are the basic rules, chose a selection in each of the three catagories: Super's Declaring, Montana, South Dakota.

Super's declaring will officially close all bets by Noon today.

Montana and south Dakota will close at their respective poll closing times.

Thank you.

P.S. Raine has said she will take care of the prize.



Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6:

7-10: Raine

10-15: Random

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O

20+: PatM



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):



Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 12:23:52
As always, great Ask A Vet segment Tri. I'm a little confused about the funding bill. You say it's on the pResident's desk awaiting signature, but the article says the House and Senate versions need to be reconciled. I thought that reconcilliation needed to happen first.



Anyway - Bush needs to decide if he wants to veto it and see his veto overridden, or ignore the bill and have it pass by proxy.

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 12:31:59
Quote by Random:

Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6:

7-10: Raine

10-15: Random

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O

20+: PatM



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):



Supers Declaring: I still think most will wait until Wed., but I'm going to join Raine in the 7-10 range.

MT: Obama by 1-2

SD: Clinton by 3-4



Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 12:35:56
BobR is the only person so far betting on a Clinton win in South Dakota.





Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6:

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O

20+: PatM



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): BobR

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM

3-4 point difference (Clinton): BobR

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):



Comment by clintster on 06/03/2008 12:36:17
Oooh, oooh, ooh! A pool? Can I jump in?



Supers: I'll say 6

Montana: 7-10 diff for Obama

SD: 3-4 O'bama (didn't you know he's Irish?)



Hillary drops out tomorrow morning.

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 12:43:09
Of Course Clintster. i put in the closing dates on my first post.



Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6: clintster

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O

20+: PatM



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): BobR

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O, clintster

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM, clintster

3-4 point difference (Clinton): BobR

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):





Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 12:54:20
Random - I mght want to change my brackets on the states. I was assuming you meant a difference in pledged delegates, since we've been talking about delegates all this time. Did you mean difference in percentage of the popular vote?



If so, I would like to change mine as follows:

MT: Obama by 7-10 points

SD: Clinton by 11-15 points



Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2008 12:55:51
Morning all! News from the homefront - I should be planting my "tomato" seedlings outdoors tomorrow, or Thursday if it's raining too hard. Would've like to keep them indoors but there's no room left with my landlord's bonsai trees taking up all the damn space!



Oooh.. a bloggie pool eh? Lemme play! I'll take 20+ Supers, Montana by 9 for Obama and SD by 2 for Clinton. It might be a long night though before the supers really start coming out, with the time difference to Montana being the reason.

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 12:58:08
>< BobR it is percentage points, so i'll change it.

Edit: Instead of re-posting, just adding Scoopster. do you mean percentage point difference, or delegate difference?



Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6: clintster

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O

20+: PatM, Scoopster



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O, clintster, BobR

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM, clintster

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton): BobR

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):







Comment by m-hadley on 06/03/2008 12:59:41
Mornin' Folks :coffee:

Off to two doctors' appointments this morning - ugh I'm too tired to care anymore, but I started a post last night called "It's the Delegates (Not the Poplular Vote), Stupidos," but I just didn't have the heart to finish it. Honestly, I hope that Hillary backers come to their senses and realize the damage a McCain presidency would do to not only our country but also our world/planet. BTB, Random - try not to get old - it sucks (but maybe it beats the alternative - just maybe). That's all I got today. Carry on, you excellent crew, you :D

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 13:06:39
Great post TriSec! McCain is such a hypocrite I don't see how he cannot see that.



Anywho, I'll jump into the pool.......... but I do want to know what the prize will be. Box of wine? No thanks! :lol:



SDs: 11

MT: 5-6 Obama

SD: 3-4 Clinton

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 13:12:43
Thanks Velveeta. And Scoopster, do you mean percentage point difference, or delegate difference?



Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6: clintster

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random, velveeta jones

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O

20+: PatM, Scoopster



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM, velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O, clintster, BobR

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM, clintster

3-4 point difference (Clinton): velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton): BobR

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):









Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2008 13:16:49
Oh I meant percentages.. I also made some adjustments to those numbers below; was being way too confident that folks might decide to buck the polls and shut this thing down hard tonight.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 13:17:47


Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2008 13:20:11
Box of wine :rofl:



I wouldn't mind a bottle of this tho.

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 13:21:05
Right, thanks Scoopster



Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6: clintster

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random, velveeta jones

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O

20+: PatM, Scoopster



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM, velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O, clintster, BobR, Scoopster

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton): Scoopster

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM, clintster

3-4 point difference (Clinton): velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton): BobR

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):











Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 13:23:57
There's shouldn't be that many people left who frequant this blog to make a bet, right?

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 13:24:58
Quote by Scoopster:

Box of wine :rofl:



I wouldn't mind a bottle of this tho.


That's WAY too much for a bottle of *blended* scotch...

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 13:27:53
Quote by velveeta jones:



Cute, but they should've made her old... :)



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 13:37:12
Good Morning!

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 13:38:53
Once the bets are in and locked, I will make a blog post of it!







Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 13:50:05
Quote by m-hadley:

Mornin' Folks :coffee:

Off to two doctors' appointments this morning - ugh I'm too tired to care anymore, but I started a post last night called "It's the Delegates (Not the Poplular Vote), Stupidos," but I just didn't have the heart to finish it. Honestly, I hope that Hillary backers come to their senses and realize the damage a McCain presidency would do to not only our country but also our world/planet. BTB, Random - try not to get old - it sucks (but maybe it beats the alternative - just maybe). That's all I got today. Carry on, you excellent crew, you :D

Cheers,

mfaye
:hug:



Hope it goes well at the Doctor! CUL8R!



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 13:52:16
Morning :hug:





Hey Random here are my picks



Declaring Supers - 15-20

Montana - 7-10 Obama

South Dakota - 5-6 Clinton

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 13:57:35
:lol: Momma said she lived in Croton-on-the -Hudson?

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:03:39
Good morning folks.



My weekend is here. Better put the air conditioners in today since it is now summertime.



And I really need to stop being up past 3 AM.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:05:30
This is a surprise to me.



Wes Clark stopped out in Texas yesterday to drop by a fundraiser Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius headlined for Michael Skelly, a Democrat running for congress in Texas.



Clark introduced Sebelius and, according to a regular correspondent and reliable source who was there, said:



"The London odds-makers say that Kathleen Sebelius is the odds-on favorite to be the next vice

president. I can tell you, she'd make a great vice presidential choice."




Yes, the same Wes Clarke that was considered a VP candidate for HRC.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:08:30
DJ you scamp. :D

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:12:05
Our AC is broken... :thud:



The maintenance guys are on the job... this is going to be a long hot day.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:13:25
OK, I am going to do my delegate pick for the pool. I will say 11-15 today because I still think most will wait until after tonight's results to announce. Once Obama reaches the 2118 threshold expect the SD floodgates to open so that people can finally put this to bed. It will also be at that point when Hillary suspends her campaign since at least she if not her enablers like McAuliffe and Ickes recognizes that fact. Those two will probably still find a way to pee into the pool.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:16:15
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:16:34
OH hey - Jim's bit about McSame just reminded me of something.



Talked to my uber-Republican-born-again-Christian-Messianic Jewish Aunt this weekend. We only touched on politics, like we usually do. Just from what she said McSame as a problem with evangelicals in a big way I think. She said she didn't like McCain, he changes his positions too much, she couldn't see herself voting for him. Now granted she said she wouldn't vote for Hills either. And she's really looking into Obama with some interest. But she's not sure who she's going to be voting for yet.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:17:19
Quote by Raine:

Our AC is broken... :thud:



The maintenance guys are on the job... this is going to be a long hot day.






Wimps - :p



We're opening the windows and turning on the fans.



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:20:10
I live upstairs where it gets really hot in the summertime. It sucks because I already have high electric bills and they really shoot up with the air conditioners running during the summer months.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:21:11
I do not know where Chris is hearing these rumours.



Not when people like Wes Clarke are calling for other people to be VP. I just don't see it.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:21:50
One more thing - saw Indiana Jones this weekend - first let me saw what a jamming of 2 iconic things in one movie - had to laugh at the end.



Second - saw the preview for Hellboy 2! WOW! I hope it's as good as the previews.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:24:21
Quote by livingonli:

I live upstairs where it gets really hot in the summertime. It sucks because I already have high electric bills and they really shoot up with the air conditioners running during the summer months.




Hey Liv have you ever check to see if you power company has some kind of budget plan? Something where your bill doesn't jump all over the place?





I lived on the second floor before, and my place is 2 stories, I still just open the windows until the humility gets too much for me to deal with.



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:25:09
BTW, on yesterday's blog when chastised some of the bloggers for sniping again, he also mentioned something that we were talking about in 's hotel room in DC.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:25:58
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Our AC is broken... :thud:



The maintenance guys are on the job... this is going to be a long hot day.






Wimps - :p



We're opening the windows and turning on the fans.

pfff. IT is the deep south sistah! It get's REALLY hot in the afternoons!



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:27:35
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

I live upstairs where it gets really hot in the summertime. It sucks because I already have high electric bills and they really shoot up with the air conditioners running during the summer months.




Hey Liv have you ever check to see if you power company has some kind of budget plan? Something where your bill doesn't jump all over the place?





I lived on the second floor before, and my place is 2 stories, I still just open the windows until the humility gets too much for me to deal with.



I am one of those. I still pay over $100/month. I think Long Island has either the highest or second highest utility bills in the country which goes back to when LILCO kept jacking up the rates to fund the Shoreham Nuclear Plant (now dismantled).

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 14:28:24
Whispers to Screams??



Come on producerchris doooooo it!! Play Icicle Works. You know you want to!!!





Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:28:44
Quote by Raine:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Our AC is broken... :thud:



The maintenance guys are on the job... this is going to be a long hot day.






Wimps - :p



We're opening the windows and turning on the fans.

pfff. IT is the deep south sistah! It get's REALLY hot in the afternoons!





I lived in the NC for a long while - I know of the hot, humid afternoons, trust me - still we just didn't turn on the AC unless we absolutly had too. It was a money thing when I was a kid and teen. Now it's just a challenge.



Comment by Shane-O on 06/03/2008 14:29:29
If nothing else - the two of them would make for a great campaign slogan:



"Yes we can, and we will"

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 14:29:54
Quote by livingonli:

Good morning folks.



My weekend is here. Better put the air conditioners in today since it is now summertime.



And I really need to stop being up past 3 AM.


btw - awesome selection for last night's late-night music theatre... :bow:

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 14:30:54
Quote by livingonli:

BTW, on yesterday's blog when chastised some of the bloggers for sniping again, he also mentioned something that we were talking about in 's hotel room in DC.








Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 14:31:18
If I'm reading it correctly, Obama just picked up 1.5 more super delegates.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:31:30
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

I live upstairs where it gets really hot in the summertime. It sucks because I already have high electric bills and they really shoot up with the air conditioners running during the summer months.




Hey Liv have you ever check to see if you power company has some kind of budget plan? Something where your bill doesn't jump all over the place?





I lived on the second floor before, and my place is 2 stories, I still just open the windows until the humility gets too much for me to deal with.



I am one of those. I still pay over $100/month. I think Long Island has either the highest or second highest utility bills in the country which goes back to when LILCO kept jacking up the rates to fund the Shoreham Nuclear Plant (now dismantled).




For an apartment - jeez, those rates are high, I pay a little over 100 for a townhouse and that includes the time I had the busted PVC pipe and the Christmas and Halloween lights I put up every year.



Sounds like another reason to really considering move to a place where cost of living is less crazy.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:31:30
Gm says it will phase out the Hummer!?!?! Finally a good thing from these gawdawful gas prices!

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 14:32:30
Quote by wickedpam:





I lived in the NC for a long while - I know of the hot, humid afternoons, trust me - still we just didn't turn on the AC unless we absolutly had too. It was a money thing when I was a kid and teen. Now it's just a challenge.



The humidty in Atlanta is awful in the summer, and with all the concrete and asphalt, the heat gets absorbed and it becomes like an oven.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:33:22
Quote by PatM:

If I'm reading it correctly, Obama just picked up 1.5 more super delegates.




How do you have half a delegate? That could be icky - did he go all George Romero on someone? :p



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 14:33:58




YAY PRODUCERCHRIS!!!!!

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 14:34:26
Oh no wait! That wasn't icicle works. :waiting:

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:34:32
Quote by BobR:

Quote by wickedpam:





I lived in the NC for a long while - I know of the hot, humid afternoons, trust me - still we just didn't turn on the AC unless we absolutly had too. It was a money thing when I was a kid and teen. Now it's just a challenge.



The humidty in Atlanta is awful in the summer, and with all the concrete and asphalt, the heat gets absorbed and it becomes like an oven.




I know that feeling - everything gets soggy and it never drys entirely. Hate that.





Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:34:41
Quote by BobR:

Quote by livingonli:

Good morning folks.



My weekend is here. Better put the air conditioners in today since it is now summertime.



And I really need to stop being up past 3 AM.


btw - awesome selection for last night's late-night music theatre... :bow:


Thank you. I figured I would get something while from another era seemed relevant to a certain discussion. Also, the other night at work we were running Lightning in a Bottle which featured a lot of old blues tunes and many more current artists covering those tunes.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:34:59
Quote by Shane-O:

If nothing else - the two of them would make for a great campaign slogan:



"Yes we can, and we will"
Obama is very good at messaging.



Do you think the HRC supporters (especially those of late) can reconcile themselves to the message of the campaign?



I am asking this seriously. I mean when the DNC had the rules meeting, many obama supporters wanted to go to protest, and he basicallly asked them NOT to go. They didn't.



HE wanted to let the party do it's thing.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:36:06
Quote by starling310:

Quote by livingonli:

BTW, on yesterday's blog when chastised some of the bloggers for sniping again, he also mentioned something that we were talking about in 's hotel room in DC.








The discussion about his sexual orientation and the numerous hints that he has left at AAP and his myspace page.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 14:37:41
BBOX ROX!



Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 14:39:17
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

If I'm reading it correctly, Obama just picked up 1.5 more super delegates.




How do you have half a delegate? That could be icky - did he go all George Romero on someone? :p



hmmm. maybe I should rephrase. won't want to bring up the spectre of a DNC debate over which half of the delegate gets to go to the convention.

Obama just picked up two superdelegates, giving him 1.5 more votes.

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 14:40:05
Geraldine Ferraro talking on FAUX News (in the breakroom) :rolleyes2:

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 14:41:00
Oh. Ok Jake. Thanks for your prediction.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:42:25
Quote by BobR:

Geraldine Ferraro talking on FAUX News (in the breakroom) :rolleyes2:


:puke:

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 14:42:51
OT: Barack didn't win Ohio against Hillary, but he CAN win against McCain. That's two completely different things... :wacko:

Comment by Shane-O on 06/03/2008 14:43:18
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Shane-O:

If nothing else - the two of them would make for a great campaign slogan:



"Yes we can, and we will"
Obama is very good at messaging.



Do you think the HRC supporters (especially those of late) can reconcile themselves to the message of the campaign?



I am asking this seriously. I mean when the DNC had the rules meeting, many obama supporters wanted to go to protest, and he basicallly asked them NOT to go. They didn't.



HE wanted to let the party do it's thing.




I honestly don't know that they can. It worries me deeply.



Another question - would they be more likely to reconcile - period - if Clinton is on the ticket? Half the Dem Party is going to be pretty pissed this week.



I've periodically posted an open question to the hard-line HRC supporters where I blog - and I do plan to quote their prior responses when they throw their Kyle tatrums...



Of course, they will find a justification that has occurred since their prior responses. It is frustrating.



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:43:23
Quote by PatM:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

If I'm reading it correctly, Obama just picked up 1.5 more super delegates.




How do you have half a delegate? That could be icky - did he go all George Romero on someone? :p



hmmm. maybe I should rephrase. won't want to bring up the spectre of a DNC debate over which half of the delegate gets to go to the convention.

Obama just picked up two superdelegates, giving him 1.5 more votes.




;) Darn and here I was hoping for a polical horror movie with real social commentary.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:43:43
He clicked the 1940's telephone!

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:44:08
Kyle! He was Kyle!

Comment by clintster on 06/03/2008 14:44:23
Jeez, what's up with the Kyle in Kansas City.



"Nader!" Harumph!!

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 14:44:44
Does he know that Nader is not on the ballot?... It's Cynthia McKinney on the Green ticket.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:44:54
"that's when he threw the gun at you" *snort* :rofl:

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:45:03
BTw,



I put up a new poll yesterday!

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:45:53
Someone on Morning Joe just said it was the last day of school for the Dems. I thought that was kinda cute.



It does sorta feel that way.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:46:37
Quote by clintster:

Jeez, what's up with the Kyle in Kansas City.



"Nader!" Harumph!!


I smell someone who got his marching orders. Especially as Chris pointed out, the show is not on in Kansas City.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:48:30
Quote by BobR:

Does he know that Nader is not on the ballot?... It's Cynthia McKinney on the Green ticket.


So Nader has to run on his own. He does have as his running mate, the Green candidate for mayor of San Francisco but with the ballot access laws, he may have trouble getting on the ballot in most states without a ton of money.

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 14:51:31
When the Congress was Republican, we needed a tough Dem president. With the congress being Dem, we don't really need a "tough" candidate, we need one that can inspire people to greatness and to do the right thing.

Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 14:51:42
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

If I'm reading it correctly, Obama just picked up 1.5 more super delegates.




How do you have half a delegate? That could be icky - did he go all George Romero on someone? :p



hmmm. maybe I should rephrase. won't want to bring up the spectre of a DNC debate over which half of the delegate gets to go to the convention.

Obama just picked up two superdelegates, giving him 1.5 more votes.




;) Darn and here I was hoping for a polical horror movie with real social commentary.



A horror movie, eh? How about one with the Harriets of the world ranting?



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:51:55
HEre is what is interesting... that feeling of uneasiness? it does tend to go both ways for either campaign supporters.







Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:52:42
I still think she will suspend her campaign tonite.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:53:33
Quote by Raine:

I still think she will suspend her campaign tonite.




It's gonna be a bitter pill for her to swallow, she might have to get a running start at it.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:53:39
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by clintster:

Jeez, what's up with the Kyle in Kansas City.



"Nader!" Harumph!!


I smell someone who got his marching orders. Especially as Chris pointed out, the show is not on in Kansas City.
well, in all fairness, it isn't on in Atlanta either...



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:53:59
Quote by PatM:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

If I'm reading it correctly, Obama just picked up 1.5 more super delegates.




How do you have half a delegate? That could be icky - did he go all George Romero on someone? :p



hmmm. maybe I should rephrase. won't want to bring up the spectre of a DNC debate over which half of the delegate gets to go to the convention.

Obama just picked up two superdelegates, giving him 1.5 more votes.




;) Darn and here I was hoping for a polical horror movie with real social commentary.



A horror movie, eh? How about one with the Harriets of the world ranting?



Wasn't that the Bush Administration?

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:54:42
Quote by Raine:

Quote by livingonli:

Quote by clintster:

Jeez, what's up with the Kyle in Kansas City.



"Nader!" Harumph!!


I smell someone who got his marching orders. Especially as Chris pointed out, the show is not on in Kansas City.
well, in all fairness, it isn't on in Atlanta either...



...or New York.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:54:56
You know what the bitter pill will be? Bill Clinton casting his SD vote for Barack Obama. I know it is painful for the family.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:55:07
Quote by PatM:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by PatM:

If I'm reading it correctly, Obama just picked up 1.5 more super delegates.




How do you have half a delegate? That could be icky - did he go all George Romero on someone? :p



hmmm. maybe I should rephrase. won't want to bring up the spectre of a DNC debate over which half of the delegate gets to go to the convention.

Obama just picked up two superdelegates, giving him 1.5 more votes.




;) Darn and here I was hoping for a polical horror movie with real social commentary.



A horror movie, eh? How about one with the Harriets of the world ranting?







Combination Zombie and Godzilla-ish - hmmm- could work think we've created a new genre :D

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 14:55:39
Heya Stan!

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 14:57:39
I wasn't brow beaten - I voted for Edwards even after he suspended his campaign

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 14:58:00
What is this? The clays and SMH's are coming out of the woodwork today.



The poor, oppressed white man. He must be late for his klan rally.

Comment by clintster on 06/03/2008 14:58:59
I just got this CNN alert:



AP: Officials say Hillary Clinton will acknowledge tonight that Barack Obama has the delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:00:52
The last grasp of Air for the crazies.



I know there are a lot of wonderful people who support HRC, and I gotta say, the Kyle's the harriets, the clay*foots* have really given things a stink.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:02:11
Quote by clintster:

I just got this CNN alert:



AP: Officials say Hillary Clinton will acknowledge tonight that Barack Obama has the delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination.
:party: it's on the MSNBC machine too!



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:06:14
Why do Feminists want Roe. v. Wade overturned?



Seriously, Senator Clinton NEEDS to ask people not to do this. This is something she CAN do, and should do. For the good of women's rights.

Comment by clintster on 06/03/2008 15:07:21
Quote by Raine:

Quote by clintster:

I just got this CNN alert:



AP: Officials say Hillary Clinton will acknowledge tonight that Barack Obama has the delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination.
:party: it's on the MSNBC machine too!





Thank God! Hopefully we can now get to the task of taking back the White House and extending our majorities in Congress in November.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:08:07
So, PatM, may I ask where you hail from? (if it isn't too personal)

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 15:08:23
Quote by Raine:

The last grasp of Air for the crazies.



I know there are a lot of wonderful people who support HRC, and I gotta say, the Kyle's the harriets, the clay*foots* have really given things a stink.


And we do no people who have never behaved like them. HBK and ssg don't behave like certain other bloggers or callers during this campaign. The Harriets are driving the level of debate into the sewer.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:09:05
I so want to call in and pretend I am harriet. :P

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 15:10:35
Love the Blazing Saddles drop.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:11:00
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Raine:

The last grasp of Air for the crazies.



I know there are a lot of wonderful people who support HRC, and I gotta say, the Kyle's the harriets, the clay*foots* have really given things a stink.


And we do no people who have never behaved like them. HBK and ssg don't behave like certain other bloggers or callers during this campaign. The Harriets are driving the level of debate into the sewer.
It's true.



Now I want our party to come together, so we can focus on the REAL enemy... John Mc*ush.



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 15:12:34
Liz Lemon!

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:12:53
Defeat THis guy!




http://www.toryhobson.com/new/image/0/0/1/fff/upload/bush-endorses-mccain.jpg


Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:16:25
Quote by Raine:

Defeat THIS guy!




http://www.toryhobson.com/new/image/0/0/1/fff/upload/bush-endorses-mccain.jpg
Seriously!

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/dr_McEvil.jpg




Otherwise... This WILL happen!



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/MCLIEBERMAN.jpg




Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:18:26
Quote by starling310:

Liz Lemon!
I should start watching that show, yes?



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:19:38
:(



RIP Bo, and Lucille.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 15:19:43
Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Liz Lemon!
I should start watching that show, yes?





It's pretty funny! I would prefer it without Tracy Morgan, but what can ya do?

You can watch all the episodes from Season 2 on Hulu.



Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 15:20:20
Quote by Raine:

So, PatM, may I ask where you hail from? (if it isn't too personal)


...and how you happened to find our happy little home?

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:20:23
I mused again ... all over the place.

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 15:21:14
Quote by Raine:

:(



RIP Bo, and Lucille.


:huh:



Lucille is B.B. King's guitar...

Comment by clintster on 06/03/2008 15:21:37
Quote by Raine:

:(



RIP Bo, and Lucille.




Psst!



Actually, Lucille is BB King's guitar. Just sayin'.





Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:22:06
ok, the anchor on MSNBC just said, and I QUOTE



"Harold Ickes told one top Clinton Backer in the White house, it is over"



Does anyone else see a problem with that statement? Do you think it was a misstatement?

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:23:56
Quote by clintster:

Quote by Raine:

:(



RIP Bo, and Lucille.




Psst!



Actually, Lucille is BB King's guitar. Just sayin'.





OK, I am an idiot.



:redface:



I had a brainfart.



Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 15:24:06
Quote by BobR:



:huh:



Lucille is B.B. King's guitar...


Bo Diddley was known for his rectangular guitars:

http://www.kalamu.com/bol/wp-content/content/images/bo%20diddley.JPG


Comment by clintster on 06/03/2008 15:24:08
Awww, sweet crap...



From CNN:



Hillary Clinton not prepared to admit Barack Obama has beaten her in race for Democratic nomination, her campaign chairman told CNN>



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:25:27
OK, this is getting insane.



the senior party members have GOT to be making serious phone calls at this point. I am so over the ffffing soap opera drama.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 15:25:54
Quote by Raine:

OK, this is getting insane.



the senior party members have GOT to be making serious phone calls at this point. I am so over the ffffing soap opera drama.




second.

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 15:27:33
UPDATE: found a working picture link for previous comment...

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:27:55
Quote by clintster:

Awww, sweet crap...



From CNN:



Hillary Clinton not prepared to admit Barack Obama has beaten her in race for Democratic nomination, her campaign chairman told CNN>

McCauliffe is still drinking that Rum I think.



Cheezus Crispy Kreme Gonutz. :rage:



Enough already! McCaulliffe needs to start reading the memo's!

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 15:28:20
amen sister.

i'm a red sox fan. mmmmhm.....many years of disappointment.





Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 15:29:20
My wife watching "THe View".

Clinton campaign just called directly and said "the AP story is NOT true"



:wacko:

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:29:54
Obama now needs 36 SD's to win.



we are 1/2 hour away from locking the Random bets for SD's.



Where the heck are you Random?

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:32:12
Harold Ickes on the TV, just now: "She will say what she will say when she is ready to say it. I am NOT Hillary Clinton"



I think the HRC campaign KNOWS... I think HRC and McCauliffe are in a serious state of Denial. Cameras are parked outside the her home in NY.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:34:21
Chuck Todd saying that this new messaging is the HRC campaign wanting to go out on their own terms.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:35:11
Kevin...



I can't believe he just said that on the Radio!

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 15:35:52
Quote by BobR:

Quote by Raine:

So, PatM, may I ask where you hail from? (if it isn't too personal)


...and how you happened to find our happy little home?






I was curious too. :D

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:36:22
Quote by velveeta jones:

My wife watching "THe View".

Clinton campaign just called directly and said "the AP story is NOT true"



:wacko:
This is getting STUPID. (At least it made everyone forget about my bad Bo diddley gaffe...)



Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 15:36:34
Quote by Raine:

Kevin...



I can't believe he just said that on the Radio!


"Personal Trainer" sure has come a long way... (no pun intended)









okay - pun intended :P

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 15:36:44
Quote by Raine:

Obama now needs 36 SD's to win.



we are 1/2 hour away from locking the Random bets for SD's.



Where the heck are you Random?




which reminds me - did Random get my picks?



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 15:37:54
Quote by Raine:

Quote by clintster:

Quote by Raine:

:(



RIP Bo, and Lucille.




Psst!



Actually, Lucille is BB King's guitar. Just sayin'.





OK, I am an idiot.



:redface:



I had a brainfart.





:hug: Blonde moment :D



Comment by TriSec on 06/03/2008 15:38:10
I just saw on the forums...Is it really true? Is she going to concede?





Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:38:45
Well the picks are here. so we have them, Mala. If Random wants that chocolate, he needs to get back here!





:lol:

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 15:39:12
btw: Velveeta's flagstone sidewalk FINALLY finished this AM. Tomorrow going to get the plants to plant between the stones.



:D

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:40:00
Quote by TriSec:

I just saw on the forums...Is it really true? Is she going to concede?



Dunno! I am spinning this morning!!



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 15:41:17
Quote by Raine:

Well the picks are here. so we have them, Mala. If Random wants that chocolate, he needs to get back here!





:lol:




okay - doubt I'm even close but still wanted to play :D



Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 15:41:35
Quote by Raine:

Why do Feminists want Roe. v. Wade overturned?



Seriously, Senator Clinton NEEDS to ask people not to do this. This is something she CAN do, and should do. For the good of women's rights.




I find it incomprehensive that a feminist would permit Roe v Wade to be overturned. Republicans since at least Bush Sr. have tried to eat into laws and policies that allow women some measure of equality with men.

The only thing I believe women are "entitled" to is to be treated fairly and equally. Entitlement does not extend to being elected President simply because you're a woman.

Please someone stop me from ranting . . .



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 15:43:10
Mr. Haney - Green Acres

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:43:45
Ok, here is my take on this entire morning:

First:

McAuliffe on NBC this morning stating it was over and that it would not be going further.

Then:

The AP reporting that Clinton would concede Obama's win.

Now:

McAuliffe is back in the news saying that's all wrong, that it's not over.



My assumption: The HRC campaign is in Chaos, and doesn't know what message to go with. The Staff is out of control, and is in the last gasps of desperation. If Hillary Clinton wants to be a leader, she NEEDS to show leadership NOW.



Now.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 15:45:47
O

BA

MA!!!





Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:46:27
Quote by PatM:

Quote by Raine:

Why do Feminists want Roe. v. Wade overturned?



Seriously, Senator Clinton NEEDS to ask people not to do this. This is something she CAN do, and should do. For the good of women's rights.




I find it incomprehensive that a feminist would permit Roe v Wade to be overturned. Republicans since at least Bush Sr. have tried to eat into laws and policies that allow women some measure of equality with men.

The only thing I believe women are "entitled" to is to be treated fairly and equally. Entitlement does not extend to being elected President simply because you're a woman.

Please someone stop me from ranting . . .

You picked the wrong place to stop you from ranting.



I totally agree with you!



Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 15:46:29
Quote by BobR:

Quote by Raine:

So, PatM, may I ask where you hail from? (if it isn't too personal)


...and how you happened to find our happy little home?




I from the wonderful state of Florida. You know . . . the ones that seem to decide the fate of presidential elections.



I listen to Stephanie Miller when I can and a friend mentioned this site.



I had been reading some other blogs but really wanted some like-minded people who presented rationale thoughts.







Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:48:17
Quote by starling310:

O

BA

MA!!!





:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:



Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 15:48:37
from DemConWatch . . . another super delegate for Obama. (this one's a whole delegate)

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 15:49:28
Uh oh........... on MSNBC commentator is talking about Hills run in the past tense.

Then, gets a feed saying another SD goes to Obama through her earpiece! :lol:



Ah........... crazy.

Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2008 15:50:23
Quote o' the day right here (emphasis added):

Quote by Raine:

My assumption: The HRC campaign is in Chaos, and doesn't know what message to go with. The Staff is out of control, and is in the last gasps of desperation. If Hillary Clinton wants to be a leader, she NEEDS to show leadership NOW.



Now.




Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 15:51:18
"Old man, you feed those dogs anymore of my food and I'll kick 'ya til yer dead."







Favorite line of the whole film!



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 15:51:36
Maybe Random is in class right now. He should be back.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:52:14
I am dizzy and excited today.



We are so close to this primary season being over. So close.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 15:53:40
And once this all wraps out. Party in the streets.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 15:53:59
chiCAWgo.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 15:58:54
Quote by Scoopster:

Quote o' the day right here (emphasis added):

Quote by Raine:

My assumption: The HRC campaign is in Chaos, and doesn't know what message to go with. The Staff is out of control, and is in the last gasps of desperation. If Hillary Clinton wants to be a leader, she NEEDS to show leadership NOW.



Now.


I feel honoured for you to say that scoop.



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 16:00:04
Quote by starling310:

"Old man, you feed those dogs anymore of my food and I'll kick 'ya til yer dead."







Favorite line of the whole film!





My brain stepped away - what movie is that from?



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 16:00:54
Quote by PatM:

Quote by BobR:

Quote by Raine:

So, PatM, may I ask where you hail from? (if it isn't too personal)


...and how you happened to find our happy little home?




I from the wonderful state of Florida. You know . . . the ones that seem to decide the fate of presidential elections.



I listen to Stephanie Miller when I can and a friend mentioned this site.



I had been reading some other blogs but really wanted some like-minded people who presented rationale thoughts.





Glad to have you here, Pat.



I suppose whn you say like minded, you mean sick and twisted. :P



Comment by IzzyBitz on 06/03/2008 16:02:08
Good morning everyone!



I voted. Again. Today SHOULD have been our Super Tuesday. Whatevah. Wake me when it's over, hopefully around 6pm PT tonight.



All of this wishy-washy stuff from the Hillary campaign this morning is making me not like her more and write grammatically questionable sentences. Don't make me

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 16:03:46
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by starling310:

"Old man, you feed those dogs anymore of my food and I'll kick 'ya til yer dead."







Favorite line of the whole film!







My brain stepped away - what movie is that from?





Moonstruck!

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 16:03:59
Quote by livingonli:

And once this all wraps out. Party in the streets.


I bought a new tin of cigars yesterday and we've got a litre of tequila and fresh margarita mix, so we're ready to go. :P

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:04:30
Quote by IzzyBitz:

Good morning everyone!



I voted. Again. Today SHOULD have been our Super Tuesday. Whatevah. Wake me when it's over, hopefully around 6pm PT tonight.



All of this wishy-washy stuff from the Hillary campaign this morning is making me not like her more and write grammatically questionable sentences. Don't make me


Just hope the gay marriage ban is defeated and the one that would put an end to rent control in California. :pray:



I wonder if Nancy Pelosi will lose her primary since she has a challenge from an anti-war candidate and will probably still face Cindy Sheehan in the general election.

Comment by shelaghc on 06/03/2008 16:04:43
I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!





Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 16:08:00
Quote by Raine:

Quote by PatM:

Quote by BobR:

Quote by Raine:

So, PatM, may I ask where you hail from? (if it isn't too personal)


...and how you happened to find our happy little home?




I from the wonderful state of Florida. You know . . . the ones that seem to decide the fate of presidential elections.



I listen to Stephanie Miller when I can and a friend mentioned this site.



I had been reading some other blogs but really wanted some like-minded people who presented rationale thoughts.





Glad to have you here, Pat.



I suppose whn you say like minded, you mean sick and twisted. :P





oh absolutely!



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 16:10:22
Here is how I am feeling RIGHT now: If the HRC campaign can't keep these stories on message, It says a lot of how and why she did not win this nomination.



This kind of chaos is not acceptable, imo.



Now, I will go one step further... I think the media is actually DOING it's job. They are reporting. I see the HRC campaign as trying to squelch it. if we want media to do it's job, we need to watch BOTH sides.







Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2008 16:10:23
Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)

Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 16:10:58
Delegate count . . . mixed numbers around. DemConWatch has Obama needing 35 votes. MSNBC now has him needing 35 votes on one side of the screen and 33.5 on the other side . . . obviously I missed something . . .

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 16:11:33
Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



:ireland: Rock on! that is awesome!!!



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:13:14
Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)


I would take his advice there, Shelagh. Next thing you know, you'll be heading to Hollywood. :B):

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 16:16:37
Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!





Don't forget about us "little people" when you get that star on Hollywood Blvd... :P

Comment by shelaghc on 06/03/2008 16:16:44
Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)




Extra work only - no lines. No chance of SAG from this so far as I know.



Minimum wage, but - hey! I'll take it! And as long as I stay under 40 hours for the week, it won't affect my unemployment.



Comment by shelaghc on 06/03/2008 16:18:31
I have to say I'm totally stunned by this. I've been pounding the internet pavement since February for a "job" job and only two temp gigs so far.



The first time I call about an extra gig - I'm in.



So, so weird.... Not that I'm complaining!

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 16:21:00
Ok Random.... I am now doing your job... you get a HALF bar of chocolate, like Florida and Michigan, you broke the rules ...





Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6: clintster

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random, velveeta jones, livingonli

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O, WickedPam

20+: PatM, Scoopster



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM, velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O, clintster, BobR, Scoopster, WickedPam

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton): Scoopster

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM, clintster

3-4 point difference (Clinton): velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton): WickedPam

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton): BobR

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):



According to the Rules set forth by Random, The Superdelagtes votes are NOW CLOSED. Montana and South Dakota are open until the polls close. You may alter your bets until then.



Disclaimer: These bets are for entertainment purposes only.

I will be posting a blog for this today.

Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 16:23:27
Quote by Raine:

Here is how I am feeling RIGHT now: If the HRC campaign can't keep these stories on message, It says a lot of how and why she did not win this nomination.



This kind of chaos is not acceptable, imo.



Now, I will go one step further... I think the media is actually DOING it's job. They are reporting. I see the HRC campaign as trying to squelch it. if we want media to do it's job, we need to watch BOTH sides.









To give the Clinton campaign the benefit of the doubt for a moment . . . in a 24/7 news world, some things are reported too fast without sufficient confirmation. Also it has something to do with how you interpret the word 'concede'. A lot of people see the word as giving up to your opponent and Hillary's not going to do that. She will acknowledge that Obama has the numbers for the nomination.



Unfortunately, I didn't hear all that Terry A. said but I did hear his tone.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:23:31
Raine, you left out my 10-15 pick for the superdelegates. Check one of my early posts after I woke up.

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 16:26:39
Lunch awaits me indeed.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 16:27:07
Quote by livingonli:

Raine, you left out my 10-15 pick for the superdelegates. Check one of my early posts after I woke up.
I will make the adjustment.



But let me say this... I left nothing out... Random went "poof"







Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 16:29:20
hmm. new poll. mccain vs obama. 44%-47%. they just flashed the numbers. i'm going looking for more specifics.



also. 6 delegates declare for obama

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 16:31:30
Liv it is fixed... did I miss anything?

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 16:32:40
Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)
You mean a SEG card! You can't get your SAG card from non-speaking, extra work.



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:32:55
Maybe Random went "Random".

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:33:47
Quote by Raine:

Liv it is fixed... did I miss anything?


That was it. I put my other predictions in last night.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2008 16:37:26
: scans: Oh Man! Bo Diddly died? I, Mondo saw Bo open for the Clash. Bo rocked, the Clash ummmm not so much. :shrug:





Our long national nightmare is over? Hil is packin' it in? :party:

Comment by shelaghc on 06/03/2008 16:39:47
Quote by velveeta jones:

Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)
You mean a SEG card! You can't get your SAG card from non-speaking, extra work.





SAG and SEG merged several years back - they're both the same thing now.

Comment by IzzyBitz on 06/03/2008 16:40:45
Extree work?! Very boring. Take a book or IPod.



A picture of a certain puppy would make things a little better for the bloggies.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:42:37
Quote by IzzyBitz:

Extree work?! Very boring. Take a book or IPod.



A picture of a certain puppy would make things a little better for the bloggies.


It could be taken with a certain cat that is giving stank eye.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 16:45:33
Quote by shelaghc:

Quote by velveeta jones:

Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)
You mean a SEG card! You can't get your SAG card from non-speaking, extra work.





SAG and SEG merged several years back - they're both the same thing now.




Oh damn. I still can't get used to these mergers! I still think of USA and IA as different as well!



:wacko:

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 16:47:19
Hey PatM, what part of Flori-duh are ya in? I had an unfortunate living experience in SoFla years ago.

Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 16:48:58
Quote by velveeta jones:

Hey PatM, what part of Flori-duh are ya in? I had an unfortunate living experience in SoFla years ago.


SoFla

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2008 16:50:46
: perk: Another Floridian? Donde esta, PatM. Swingin' happin' Jacksonville here.

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 16:51:28
Quote by Raine:

Ok Random.... I am now doing your job... you get a HALF bar of chocolate, like Florida and Michigan, you broke the rules ...





Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6: clintster

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random, velveeta jones, livingonli

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O, WickedPam

20+: PatM, Scoopster



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM, velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O, clintster, BobR, Scoopster, WickedPam

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton): Scoopster

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM, clintster

3-4 point difference (Clinton): velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton): WickedPam

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton): BobR

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):



According to the Rules set forth by Random, The Superdelagtes votes are NOW CLOSED. Montana and South Dakota are open until the polls close. You may alter your bets until then.



Disclaimer: These bets are for entertainment purposes only.

I will be posting a blog for this today.




RAndom had to leave, Random had class and no interenet. This is how Random get's treated when Random is down on his luck?

For that Random going extra Bob Dole-y.

And Thank you for taking control Raine.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 16:53:40
Ick..this woman on with Thom....

I will not vote for Obama sir. . . Blah, blah, blah. . .

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:54:04
Quote by Random:



RAndom had to leave, Random had class and no interenet. This is how Random get's treated when Random is down on his luck?

For that Random going extra Bob Dole-y.

And Thank you for taking control Raine.


:hug: Just don't turn into the Hulk on us.



I figured you were in class.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 16:54:28
Shut up and let Thom talk lady!!!

Sheesh...





ARE WE THERE YET?

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:56:09
Now the Kyles are calling Thom Hartmann.



Sorry, but Hillary is not a liberal, but she has caved in to the right far too much.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 16:56:12
Quote by shelaghc:

Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)




Extra work only - no lines. No chance of SAG from this so far as I know.



Minimum wage, but - hey! I'll take it! And as long as I stay under 40 hours for the week, it won't affect my unemployment.





Bring a book to read. It's all hurry up and wait, atleast that was my experience.



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 16:56:35
Quote by starling310:

Shut up and let Thom talk lady!!!

Sheesh...





ARE WE THERE YET?






2 hours

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 16:56:40
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Random:



RAndom had to leave, Random had class and no interenet. This is how Random get's treated when Random is down on his luck?

For that Random going extra Bob Dole-y.

And Thank you for taking control Raine.


:hug: Just don't turn into the Hulk on us.



I figured you were in class.


Random doesn't have the gamma radiation for that.

Random just has an ego the size of Alaska, almost as big as Bob Dole's.

So Random talks about Random, like Random isn't here.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 16:57:10
How many of these "Kyle" calls involve a plethora of "I's" and "Me's?" Seems the Obama supporters talk more about "my kids" and "us."



Current caller with THom "I, I, I, I, I. . . . .Me, Me, Me, Me, Me, . . . . I,I, I, I, I....."



Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 16:57:29
That being said, unsure of my situation as far as internet for the next 3 some odd hours, so i won't be back on till after 4...sorry ya'lls.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 16:58:24
Ah, SoFla. What do I miss there (besides good friends): Cuban coffee, well, Cuban food in general, (Puerto Sagua on 7th Street in MB), hanging out on Lincoln Rd (before the chain stores overtook it), great drag shows, spending the day fishing and sailing and lounging.



Obviously, I'm lazy.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 16:59:49
Bart Simpson: Teamsters are sleeping in my room.



Teamster: We're just resting our eyes.



Taken from this episode.

Comment by jd_in_ny on 06/03/2008 17:00:18
"I will not associate myself with..."

There are loonies on both sides, so is she going to live in a whole and wag her figure and say "I don't think so, sir"

gah!

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 17:00:47
Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

Ok Random.... I am now doing your job... you get a HALF bar of chocolate, like Florida and Michigan, you broke the rules ...





Super's Declaring

1-3:

4-6: clintster

7-10: Raine, BobR

10-15: Random, velveeta jones, livingonli

15-20: IzzyBitz, Shane-O, WickedPam

20+: PatM, Scoopster



Montana

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama):

1-2 point difference (Clinton):

3-4 point difference (Obama):

3-4 point difference (Clinton):

5-6 point difference (Obama): PatM, velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Clinton):

7-10 point difference (Obama): Shane-O, clintster, BobR, Scoopster, WickedPam

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama): livingonli, Random

11-15 point difference (Clinton):

15+ point difference (Obama): Raine, IzzyBitz

15+ point difference (Clinton):



South Dakota

50/50 split:

1-2 point difference (Obama): livingonli

1-2 point difference (Clinton): Scoopster

3-4 point difference (Obama): Raine, Random, PatM, clintster

3-4 point difference (Clinton): velveeta jones

5-6 point difference (Obama): Shane-O

5-6 point difference (Clinton): WickedPam

7-10 point difference (Obama): IzzyBitz

7-10 point difference (Clinton):

11-15 point difference (Obama):

11-15 point difference (Clinton): BobR

15+ point difference (Obama):

15+ point difference (Clinton):



According to the Rules set forth by Random, The Superdelagtes votes are NOW CLOSED. Montana and South Dakota are open until the polls close. You may alter your bets until then.



Disclaimer: These bets are for entertainment purposes only.

I will be posting a blog for this today.




RAndom had to leave, Random had class and no interenet. This is how Random get's treated when Random is down on his luck?

For that Random going extra Bob Dole-y.

And Thank you for taking control Raine.
you are welcome Random...



Going to make the blog post now. I figured you were in class, I just wanted to bust y'r hump. :P



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 17:02:21
Quote by jd_in_ny:

"I will not associate myself with..."

There are loonies on both sides, so is she going to live in a whole and wag her figure and say "I don't think so, sir"

gah!




Oy..you heard her too?

Cheezus!



Comment by jd_in_ny on 06/03/2008 17:08:42
that caller was looking for reasons not to vote for Obama.

Comment by PatM on 06/03/2008 17:11:31
Obama apparently just picked up 3 more delegates.



I guess things will slow down for a bit. Maybe I'll go do something like go clean the house. Housekeeper didn't show up today.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 17:13:23
Thom, going to bat for DA GAYS!!!





:rainbow:

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 17:19:00
The blog Pool is posted.



RANDOM, you have now been given the ability to edit Blog posts. I figure if anyone wants to add or change the vote, you can go in there and edit it accordingly.



So for those that still want to make a prediction, go for it! We will use this as a primary night blog post as well, I think, sound good for everyone?

:peace:





Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 17:20:55
Quote by starling310:

How many of these "Kyle" calls involve a plethora of "I's" and "Me's?" Seems the Obama supporters talk more about "my kids" and "us."



Current caller with THom "I, I, I, I, I. . . . .Me, Me, Me, Me, Me, . . . . I,I, I, I, I....."





Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 17:22:42
Quote by jd_in_ny:

that caller was looking for reasons not to vote for Obama.


I am sick of this crap. I have ALWAYS said I will vote for OUR candidate. It is time to fall in line... to quote Bill Clinton.

Comment by shelaghc on 06/03/2008 17:24:09
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by shelaghc:

Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by shelaghc:

I'm going to be an extra in a movie shooting right near my apartment in two hours!



Woohoo!



Awesome!!



Make sure you get a SAG card from this.. Might lead to more work! ;)




Extra work only - no lines. No chance of SAG from this so far as I know.



Minimum wage, but - hey! I'll take it! And as long as I stay under 40 hours for the week, it won't affect my unemployment.





Bring a book to read. It's all hurry up and wait, atleast that was my experience.





BTDT - I did one of these gigs a while back. Got my book, my mp3 player and a notebook.



I've been warned we may be there for as long as 14 hours two days in a row.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 17:28:04
:ireland: I can't wait to hear what movie it is!!

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 17:35:18
Quote by Raine:

:ireland: I can't wait to hear what movie it is!!


:ireland: Keep us informed.



When we spot you out, we can say "I know that woman".

Comment by jd_in_ny on 06/03/2008 17:40:19
Quote by Raine:

Quote by jd_in_ny:

that caller was looking for reasons not to vote for Obama.


I am sick of this crap. I have ALWAYS said I will vote for OUR candidate. It is time to fall in line... to quote Bill Clinton.


exactly. me too.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/03/2008 17:41:11
Afternoon Everybody,

I'm back, whadeye miss? Has HRC conceded yet? Is she gonna? Is Random passing all of his classes? Has Raine made any Raintinis yet? Starling - I talked to fair Rebekah today - oh happiness!!! Is Velveeta finished with her sidewalk? Is Liv still working too much? Please fill me in - I missed youse guys this morning... :hug:

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 17:45:44
Hi mfaye. How was the doctor's visit. I believe Velveeta is finished with her sidewalk and I am off today and tomorrow. Yes, my weekend this week is Tuesday and Wednesday but it changes from week to week.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 17:53:10
Quote by m-hadley:

Afternoon Everybody,

I'm back, whadeye miss? Has HRC conceded yet? Is she gonna? Is Random passing all of his classes? Has Raine made any Raintinis yet? Starling - I talked to fair Rebekah today - oh happiness!!! Is Velveeta finished with her sidewalk? Is Liv still working too much? Please fill me in - I missed youse guys this morning... :hug:

Cheers,

mfaye








Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 17:53:27
Ellen thinks that Hillary will not drop out. If you are listening to Thom Hartmann.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 17:53:28
What about you faye? did everything go alright?



No raintini's yet. I am trying to upload pictures of Kizzie...(who we can confirm HATES the camera) She is so shy!!!

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 17:54:38
Quote by Raine:

What about you faye? did everything go alright?



No raintini's yet. I am trying to upload pictures of Kizzie...(who we can confirm HATES the camera) She is so shy!!!


Is Camille still giving stank eye?

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 17:55:40
OOOHH...IS KIZZIE A NEW PUPPY!?!?!!? YAAAAY!!!!!





Comment by m-hadley on 06/03/2008 17:56:55
Quote by livingonli:

Hi mfaye. How was the doctor's visit. I believe Velveeta is finished with her sidewalk and I am off today and tomorrow. Yes, my weekend this week is Tuesday and Wednesday but it changes from week to week.


Heya Liv,

Glad to know that you've got some time off. Doctors' Report: they upped my meds, and are gonna make me sleep with a mosheen (I have sleep apnea). Not sure how my doggies will react to their momma being tethered to a machine all night long, but they'll have to get used to it, as will I. And I got a B12 shot in my butt and I feels much betters How's everybody else doing today? I'm sorry I was so out of it this morning that I couldn't play the pool/poll. I am starting to feel bad for the Hillary supporters, so she better damn well concede tonight, cause I ain't wasting this sympathy on nothing

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2008 17:57:05
Kizzie, fix me a daquari!

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 17:57:36
Raine, do you still have that picture with Camille on the leash (or does Pam have it) that was taken when you were moving down from New York to Atlanta?

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 17:59:39
LAdies and gentlemen, I present Kizzie.

She HATED the camera...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1796.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1794.jpg


Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 18:00:48
Quote by Raine:

LAdies and gentlemen, I present Kizzie.

She HATED the camera...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1796.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1794.jpg


She still looks adorable.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:01:02
Awwww...she's nice....



Is she a rescue? Where'dya get her? hUh? hUh?



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 18:01:12
Quote by starling310:

OOOHH...IS KIZZIE A NEW PUPPY!?!?!!? YAAAAY!!!!!







Raine/BobR did you guys get a puppy!?



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 18:02:21
Quote by Raine:

LAdies and gentlemen, I present Kizzie.

She HATED the camera...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1796.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1794.jpg






AWWWW! She's a cutie!



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 18:02:52
Quote by starling310:

Awwww...she's nice....



Is she a rescue? Where'dya get her? hUh? hUh?







Yeah what said :p

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:04:41
Quote by Raine:

The blog Pool is posted.



RANDOM, you have now been given the ability to edit Blog posts. I figure if anyone wants to add or change the vote, you can go in there and edit it accordingly.



So for those that still want to make a prediction, go for it! We will use this as a primary night blog post as well, I think, sound good for everyone?

:peace:







Wow...Random feels special.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:04:42
Quote by starling310:

OOOHH...IS KIZZIE A NEW PUPPY!?!?!!? YAAAAY!!!!!



Yes, we are hoping she accepts us as her new family. Everyday she get's a little more comfy. Bob and I decided to give it a little while to see if we all fit together. She came on Saturday. She finally ate last night.



She is such a good dog. And yes, camille is giving stank eye. For no reason at all. Kizzie just lays on the big chair, all the time.

Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 18:08:02
Quote by livingonli:

Raine, do you still have that picture with Camille on the leash (or does Pam have it) that was taken when you were moving down from New York to Atlanta?


:bump:

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:09:06
Quote by starling310:

Awwww...she's nice....



Is she a rescue? Where'dya get her? hUh? hUh?

Craigslist.



Her foster Mom is looking for a home for her. Her original parents are having a baby and just didn't have the time I guess, so they gave her to foster mom. Kizzy, we are told, seemed VERY unhappy in that home -- kids and other dogs, so she was put up for adoption. She doesn't like a lot of crazyness, she is a mellow dog.



Kizzie (or Izzy as I seem to keep calling her) is really shy, and just seems to need a forever home. She is only about 3 years old. I am hoping this works out for all of us.



Camille actually walked past her today...



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 18:09:10
I'm watching The Daily Show play the Harriet clip.



See ya at Passover, Grandma.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2008 18:09:32
I'm having a sharing violation. I sorta want to see the new Adam Sandler movie. What the hell is wrong with me? Adam Friggin' Sandler? His movie for the most part make my skin crawl.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:12:14
Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

The blog Pool is posted.



RANDOM, you have now been given the ability to edit Blog posts. I figure if anyone wants to add or change the vote, you can go in there and edit it accordingly.



So for those that still want to make a prediction, go for it! We will use this as a primary night blog post as well, I think, sound good for everyone?

:peace:







Wow...Random feels special.

Whelp, special is as special does.







Comment by shelaghc on 06/03/2008 18:12:38
I can tell you what the movie is, actually. And I seriously doubt any of you will want to see it.



It's My Bloody Valentine 3-D. No high drama in this one.



*g*



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:14:11
Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Awwww...she's nice....



Is she a rescue? Where'dya get her? hUh? hUh?

Craigslist.



Her foster Mom is looking for a home for her. Her original parents are having a baby and just didn't have the time I guess, so they gave her to foster mom. Kizzy, we are told, seemed VERY unhappy in that home -- kids and other dogs, so she was put up for adoption. She doesn't like a lot of crazyness, she is a mellow dog.



Kizzie (or Izzy as I seem to keep calling her) is really shy, and just seems to need a forever home. She is only about 3 years old. I am hoping this works out for all of us.



Camille actually walked past her today...





Aww..poor shy baby. Sounds like she hasn't been given proper love. I will : that she feels safe and happy soon.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:15:08
btw, we are thinking she is Beagle and some basset hound, so... We are calling her a Bagel... :lol:

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:15:25
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

The blog Pool is posted.



RANDOM, you have now been given the ability to edit Blog posts. I figure if anyone wants to add or change the vote, you can go in there and edit it accordingly.



So for those that still want to make a prediction, go for it! We will use this as a primary night blog post as well, I think, sound good for everyone?

:peace:







Wow...Random feels special.

Whelp, special is as special does.









Now is the part where i push buttons trying to figure out what i can do now.



P.S. You're new Puppy, is cute as all get out.



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:16:03
Or a Hagel!

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:17:30
The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/03/2008 18:17:43
Quote by Raine:

LAdies and gentlemen, I present Kizzie.

She HATED the camera...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1796.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1794.jpg






wooogie wooogie wooogie! Who is a pretty baby? Kizzie is a pretty baby. Awwwww she's cutie, Raine.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:18:01
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Awwww...she's nice....



Is she a rescue? Where'dya get her? hUh? hUh?

Craigslist.



Her foster Mom is looking for a home for her. Her original parents are having a baby and just didn't have the time I guess, so they gave her to foster mom. Kizzy, we are told, seemed VERY unhappy in that home -- kids and other dogs, so she was put up for adoption. She doesn't like a lot of crazyness, she is a mellow dog.



Kizzie (or Izzy as I seem to keep calling her) is really shy, and just seems to need a forever home. She is only about 3 years old. I am hoping this works out for all of us.



Camille actually walked past her today...





Aww..poor shy baby. Sounds like she hasn't been given proper love. I will : that she feels safe and happy soon.

each day she get's a little better. This morning when I woke up, she got off the chair. She came out on the back deck with me as I had my morning coffee. That was a big thing.



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:19:06
Ick..stupid conflicting headlines.



Comment by shelaghc on 06/03/2008 18:19:59
leaving - bye!

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/03/2008 18:20:21
Raine and Bob! Great doggie.



Kizzie is almost a reincarnation of a dog I had named 'Buck'. Lived for 17 years! I'll try to dig up a picture, but he was a dog I had when I lived with my parents; I must have been 12 or so when I got him. Great dog he was.



I'm sure Kizzie will get not so shy after she gets acclimated. Dogs have separation anxiety just like we humans can get!

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:21:25
Quote by Raine:



This morning when I woke up, she got off the chair. She came out on the back deck with me as I had my morning coffee.












Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:23:17
Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:23:48
Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:24:32
Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I think there are a lot of calls being made behind the scenes right now. NOTHING on the TV machine about the campaign stumps from EITHER campaign. There are NO spinners for HRC to be heard at all on the msnbc, either. McCauliffe is suddenly VERY quiet. I expected to see him after the big denial...



Nada, zero, zip.



I did here that Obama will be having a fundraiser in NY on Wednesday night. (things that make you go hmmmm....)



So, what I am thinking is that the AP was right on point, and the HRC campaign is trying to figure out what to do. McCauliffe and HRC wanted to leave on their own terms but were trumped by the media.



Obama is going to sit back and wait, let them have the chance to make it look like it was their choice. (it is politics after all)



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 18:25:36
Quote by Mondobubba:

I'm having a sharing violation. I sorta want to see the new Adam Sandler movie. What the hell is wrong with me? Adam Friggin' Sandler? His movie for the most part make my skin crawl.






rent it instead of going to the theatre then. Not much of a Sandler fan myself.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:27:27
Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.
I am going to repost:

Quote by Raine:

Ok, here is my take on this entire morning:

First:

McAuliffe on NBC this morning stating it was over and that it would not be going further.

Then:

The AP reporting that Clinton would concede Obama's win.

Now:

McAuliffe is back in the news saying that's all wrong, that it's not over.



My assumption: The HRC campaign is in Chaos, and doesn't know what message to go with. The Staff is out of control, and is in the last gasps of desperation. If Hillary Clinton wants to be a leader, she NEEDS to show leadership NOW.



Now.






Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:27:42
Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.




Yeah...they did. I just wish they'd take down headlines that are false, or inaccurate.

Raine, you are probably right.



Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 18:27:51
Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Awwww...she's nice....



Is she a rescue? Where'dya get her? hUh? hUh?

Craigslist.



Her foster Mom is looking for a home for her. Her original parents are having a baby and just didn't have the time I guess, so they gave her to foster mom. Kizzy, we are told, seemed VERY unhappy in that home -- kids and other dogs, so she was put up for adoption. She doesn't like a lot of crazyness, she is a mellow dog.



Kizzie (or Izzy as I seem to keep calling her) is really shy, and just seems to need a forever home. She is only about 3 years old. I am hoping this works out for all of us.



Camille actually walked past her today... :P







(bold mine)



That's progress in and of itself :D

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:28:51
Quote by shelaghc:

leaving - bye!
CUL8R have fun!



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:30:58
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.




Yeah...they did. I just wish they'd take down headlines that are false, or inaccurate.

Raine, you are probably right.

I don't think the headline is false.







Comment by TriSec on 06/03/2008 18:31:39
*grunt*



Ah, such drama today.



And here I sit like some strange, disembodied observer...knowing what is going on without truly being a part of it.



















Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:31:45
My theory on Obama/Clinton:

All the Kyles of the world would probably be disappointed to realize that THEY are making a bigger deal out of their hatred for Obama than HRC ever would.



I remember finding out that the players for the Yankees and the Red Sox didn't take that rivalry nearly as serious as the fans.



Just sayin

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:33:36
Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.




Yeah...they did. I just wish they'd take down headlines that are false, or inaccurate.

Raine, you are probably right.

I don't think the headline is false.











It's just......well...... : whine: are we there yet?



Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:33:59
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.
I am going to repost:

Quote by Raine:

Ok, here is my take on this entire morning:

First:

McAuliffe on NBC this morning stating it was over and that it would not be going further.

Then:

The AP reporting that Clinton would concede Obama's win.

Now:

McAuliffe is back in the news saying that's all wrong, that it's not over.



My assumption: The HRC campaign is in Chaos, and doesn't know what message to go with. The Staff is out of control, and is in the last gasps of desperation. If Hillary Clinton wants to be a leader, she NEEDS to show leadership NOW.



Now.








make fun of Random because he can't read 200+ posts in 20 minutes.

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:36:51
Quote by starling310:

My theory on Obama/Clinton:

All the Kyles of the world would probably be disappointed to realize that THEY are making a bigger deal out of their hatred for Obama than HRC ever would.



I remember finding out that the players for the Yankees and the Red Sox didn't take that rivalry nearly as serious as the fans.



Just sayin
I think you just made the best friggin' analogy of this entire primary season.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:38:50
Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.
I am going to repost:

Quote by Raine:

Ok, here is my take on this entire morning:

First:

McAuliffe on NBC this morning stating it was over and that it would not be going further.

Then:

The AP reporting that Clinton would concede Obama's win.

Now:

McAuliffe is back in the news saying that's all wrong, that it's not over.



My assumption: The HRC campaign is in Chaos, and doesn't know what message to go with. The Staff is out of control, and is in the last gasps of desperation. If Hillary Clinton wants to be a leader, she NEEDS to show leadership NOW.



Now.








make fun of Random because he can't read 200+ posts in 20 minutes.
pfff. I've far better things to make fun of you for...





:hug:



Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:39:15
Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

My theory on Obama/Clinton:

All the Kyles of the world would probably be disappointed to realize that THEY are making a bigger deal out of their hatred for Obama than HRC ever would.



I remember finding out that the players for the Yankees and the Red Sox didn't take that rivalry nearly as serious as the fans.



Just sayin
I think you just made the best friggin' analogy of this entire primary season.



you saying the Red Sox don't want to beat the Yankee's head in?

My world...it was a lie.

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:41:03
Quote by Raine:

pfff. I've far better things to make fun of you for...





:hug:



Can't even that out with a straigh face, eh?





Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:41:25
Quote by TriSec:

*grunt*



Ah, such drama today.



And here I sit like some strange, disembodied observer...knowing what is going on without truly being a part of it.
:(



Tri! I miss you!



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:41:26
Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

My theory on Obama/Clinton:

All the Kyles of the world would probably be disappointed to realize that THEY are making a bigger deal out of their hatred for Obama than HRC ever would.



I remember finding out that the players for the Yankees and the Red Sox didn't take that rivalry nearly as serious as the fans.



Just sayin
I think you just made the best friggin' analogy of this entire primary season.





Just occurred to me.



Yeah, it was the '04 World Series and they were interviewing players because of the big build up "OMG! The Sox are playing the YANKS to go the series, blah, blah..." And, it was really exciting! But, the players were like "Yeah, we don't really think about that. We just play ball. "

And, how many times have you seen baseball players chatting each other up while one of 'em is standing on 1st base. These guys don't hate each other as much as the fans do.



And, Hils and Obama don't either!



Comment by livingonli on 06/03/2008 18:41:43
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.




Yeah...they did. I just wish they'd take down headlines that are false, or inaccurate.

Raine, you are probably right.

I don't think the headline is false.











It's just......well...... : whine: are we there yet?



Just 2 more hours.

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:44:51
I am keeping an update on Super's declaring today on our Blog pool post, so check that out.

Super Delegates Declaring Updates

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:45:52
Thom is talking about Minority Report type sh*t.



:shudder:





Comment by wickedpam on 06/03/2008 18:46:24
Quote by starling310:

Thom is talking about Minority Report type sh*t.



:shudder:







That stuff just freaks me out.



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:46:49
JIMMY CARTER ENDORSED BARACK OBAMA!!!

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:48:46
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by starling310:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

The AP headline as of an Hour Ago on Google News, still says Clinton will concede.





What time is Obama scheduled to speak? Anyone?


I believe Clinton Camp has come out and denied that.




Yeah...they did. I just wish they'd take down headlines that are false, or inaccurate.

Raine, you are probably right.

I don't think the headline is false.











It's just......well...... : whine: are we there yet?



Just 2 more hours.
:rofl:







EXIT NOW!!!



Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:51:01
Quote by starling310:

Thom is talking about Minority Report type sh*t.



:shudder:



I have been keeping my ear to the TV mosheen. Like, Mala. it freaks me out a bit.



Comment by m-hadley on 06/03/2008 18:54:54


Thanks mucho Starling,

That's the second best thing I've heard today

Cheers,

mfaye :D

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 18:54:57
Quote by Random:

I am keeping an update on Super's declaring today on our Blog pool post, so check that out.

Super Delegates Declaring Updates
I am watching there as well, Random. (I love Tabs in my browser)



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:56:37
A write in for Hillary.



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 18:59:00
Thom puts people in their place so well.

Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 18:59:33
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Random:

I am keeping an update on Super's declaring today on our Blog pool post, so check that out.

Super Delegates Declaring Updates
I am watching there as well, Random. (I love Tabs in my browser)

I just want to remind everyone, and the closer we get to 6 eastern (when MSNBC starts their coverage) slowly move over to our pool blog.



Comment by m-hadley on 06/03/2008 19:00:43
Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by Raine:

LAdies and gentlemen, I present Kizzie.

She HATED the camera...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1796.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/raine1967/IMG_1794.jpg






wooogie wooogie wooogie! Who is a pretty baby? Kizzie is a pretty baby. Awwwww she's cutie, Raine.




Awwww, Kizzie is such a sweetie-pie, I think that my boyz might bring her out of her shell a skosh Just as long as she gets along with your kitty (and she does, correct?) Thanks for the photos - she's a real cutie :D

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 19:01:30
Props to whoever posted this first ( Faye? Was it you? )

Thought we could all use a "We're almost There" laugh!



THE LAST DEBATE

by Maureen Dowd




“What do you want? Please, Sweetie, would you just tell me what you want?”



“Don’t Sweetie me, Twiggy. You know what I want.”



“Besides that, Hillary. Seriously, you don’t want your delusion to put John McCain in the White House. Or maybe you do. You have no shot. I’m 60 delegates away from nomination nirvana. You should stop stalking me. I come down to Florida for a victory lap and you follow me down here and call for a recount. Look what that did for Al Gore. If you show a shred of common sense and take a powder now, the party will put you on a pedestal.”



“Pedestals are for losers. You’re on a pedestal. I’ve never been a loser. I refuse to lose. I won the West Virginia and Kentucky derbies, and I’m not going to end up like Eight Belles.”



“Hillary, you’ve been a great candidate, better than your train-wreck campaign. You’re Churchillian in your indomitable tenacity. You’ve inspired women all over the country. In fact, you’ve inspired some of them to hate me. But now it’s time for you to try to muster a gracious exit.”



“Forget it, Bones. Once Harold Ickes works his dark magic on the delegate rules to count Michigan and Florida, I’ll have the popular vote. And then the superdelegates will grovel back. They know in their hearts that they don’t want to go on a blind date with a guy who’s going to be BFF with Cuba, Hamas, Iran and retired Weathermen. You can bet your white turban that I’m not raising the white flag.”



“Like hell you aren’t, sister.”



“Sexist!”



“Racist!”



“Speaking of whites, you can’t win without them. And if you think your Secretary of Hairdressing, John Edwards, is going to help, you’re more delusional than I am.”



“Hillary, when are you going to realize that these whites you consider your pawns are so sick of the Republicans that they’re going to vote for anybody who has the ‘D’ next to their name, and it’s going to be me. So cool it with the White Fright. Now what do you want? Debt relief?”



“Bill and I don’t need your Netroots arugula moolah. We don’t need your stinking $20 donors. We’ve got Burkle, the Saudis, the Kuwaitis and Kazakh uranium loot on tap.”



“Settle down, Hillary. What if I let you write the health care plank in the party platform?”



“Wow, you’re so-o-o generous. Can I also write the plank on switchgrass?”



“I switched from grass a long time ago.”



“Listen, rookie, we’re gonna have to share this thing.”



“Fine, you can have the 3 a.m. shift on the White House switchboard.”



“Oh, you’re so witty with all your stupid rallies with 75,000 people and spending $100 million on ads to promote one puny word: Change. I’ve made sacrifices in this campaign. While you’ve been fake-eating and losing weight, I’ve had to stuff myself with all that greasy working-class junk food and chase it with Boilermakers.”



“What about me? I’ve come from nowhere, with a single mother on food stamps and a funny name.”



“Oh, you’re so inspiring. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.”



“Don’t mock Michelle. I would be polite and ask you to be my vice president, but you’d accept, just the same way Lyndon Johnson sandbagged Bobby Kennedy, so I can’t. You and Bill are just too much drama for me. Bill is off-the-charts crazy.”



“Tell me about it. But he’d be way over on Massachusetts Avenue, a completely different ZIP code than the White House. And Cheney built that underground bunker there, so we’d always have someplace to stash him. If you don’t put me on the ticket, I’ll signal my faithful to vote for John McCain. He’s more fun than you, anyhow.”



“Hillary, I don’t trust you. And Michelle hates your guts. Look, the Senate is a wonderful place. I enjoyed my two months there. You’ve never made the most of the experience because you were so busy using it as a launching pad.”



“Back at ya, Skeletor.”



“Can you stop talking, Hillary? Is that even possible?”



“No, I won’t, Mr. Never-Convened-Your-European-Affairs-Subcommittee. I don’t want to go back. It’s boring. And why should I work with all those self-hating, so-called feminists who stabbed me in the back, like Claire McCaskill and Amy Klobuchar?”



“Look, Hillary, a few years back in the Senate helping me move my world-changing agenda will help you repair some of those relationships. In Barack Obama’s Washington, there will be no more game-playing, mud-slinging or back-stabbing.”



“Hey, Señor Appeaser, there’s another primary in 2012. Bill and I are already gearing up for it.”



“You’re not likeable enough, Hillary.”





Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 19:10:06
:rofl: Randi is cracking me up... This just in: There is definatley nothing new that we can say we know!





Comment by Random on 06/03/2008 19:12:56
Ha...Randi.

It's Proof that Terry dunno no math and numbers.

Comment by starling310 on 06/03/2008 19:14:29
Quote by Raine:

:rofl: Randi is cracking me up... This just in: There is definatley nothing new that we can say we know!







"Hilary's campaign's numbers having nothing to do with. . . . . . NUMBERS!"



:spit:

Comment by BobR on 06/03/2008 19:16:14
Quote by Raine:

:rofl: Randi is cracking me up... This just in: There is definatley nothing new that we can say we know!





stay tuned for further non-developments...

Comment by Raine on 06/03/2008 19:17:57
I am gonna head over to the Pool Blog...



Wanna join me in the pool? :P

Comment by Scoopster on 06/03/2008 20:09:54
Oh man.. the pool sounds pretty damn good right about now. It's a bit hot today in the Biggest Little.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/03/2008 21:46:06
Quote by starling310:

Props to whoever posted this first ( Faye? Was it you? )

Thought we could all use a "We're almost There" laugh!



THE LAST DEBATE

by Maureen Dowd




“What do you want? Please, Sweetie, would you just tell me what you want?”



“Don’t Sweetie me, Twiggy. You know what I want.”



“Besides that, Hillary. Seriously, you don’t want your delusion to put John McCain in the White House. Or maybe you do. You have no shot. I’m 60 delegates away from nomination nirvana. You should stop stalking me. I come down to Florida for a victory lap and you follow me down here and call for a recount. Look what that did for Al Gore. If you show a shred of common sense and take a powder now, the party will put you on a pedestal.”



“Pedestals are for losers. You’re on a pedestal. I’ve never been a loser. I refuse to lose. I won the West Virginia and Kentucky derbies, and I’m not going to end up like Eight Belles.”



“Hillary, you’ve been a great candidate, better than your train-wreck campaign. You’re Churchillian in your indomitable tenacity. You’ve inspired women all over the country. In fact, you’ve inspired some of them to hate me. But now it’s time for you to try to muster a gracious exit.”



“Forget it, Bones. Once Harold Ickes works his dark magic on the delegate rules to count Michigan and Florida, I’ll have the popular vote. And then the superdelegates will grovel back. They know in their hearts that they don’t want to go on a blind date with a guy who’s going to be BFF with Cuba, Hamas, Iran and retired Weathermen. You can bet your white turban that I’m not raising the white flag.”



“Like hell you aren’t, sister.”



“Sexist!”



“Racist!”



“Speaking of whites, you can’t win without them. And if you think your Secretary of Hairdressing, John Edwards, is going to help, you’re more delusional than I am.”



“Hillary, when are you going to realize that these whites you consider your pawns are so sick of the Republicans that they’re going to vote for anybody who has the ‘D’ next to their name, and it’s going to be me. So cool it with the White Fright. Now what do you want? Debt relief?”



“Bill and I don’t need your Netroots arugula moolah. We don’t need your stinking $20 donors. We’ve got Burkle, the Saudis, the Kuwaitis and Kazakh uranium loot on tap.”



“Settle down, Hillary. What if I let you write the health care plank in the party platform?”



“Wow, you’re so-o-o generous. Can I also write the plank on switchgrass?”



“I switched from grass a long time ago.”



“Listen, rookie, we’re gonna have to share this thing.”



“Fine, you can have the 3 a.m. shift on the White House switchboard.”



“Oh, you’re so witty with all your stupid rallies with 75,000 people and spending $100 million on ads to promote one puny word: Change. I’ve made sacrifices in this campaign. While you’ve been fake-eating and losing weight, I’ve had to stuff myself with all that greasy working-class junk food and chase it with Boilermakers.”



“What about me? I’ve come from nowhere, with a single mother on food stamps and a funny name.”



“Oh, you’re so inspiring. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.”



“Don’t mock Michelle. I would be polite and ask you to be my vice president, but you’d accept, just the same way Lyndon Johnson sandbagged Bobby Kennedy, so I can’t. You and Bill are just too much drama for me. Bill is off-the-charts crazy.”



“Tell me about it. But he’d be way over on Massachusetts Avenue, a completely different ZIP code than the White House. And Cheney built that underground bunker there, so we’d always have someplace to stash him. If you don’t put me on the ticket, I’ll signal my faithful to vote for John McCain. He’s more fun than you, anyhow.”



“Hillary, I don’t trust you. And Michelle hates your guts. Look, the Senate is a wonderful place. I enjoyed my two months there. You’ve never made the most of the experience because you were so busy using it as a launching pad.”



“Back at ya, Skeletor.”



“Can you stop talking, Hillary? Is that even possible?”



“No, I won’t, Mr. Never-Convened-Your-European-Affairs-Subcommittee. I don’t want to go back. It’s boring. And why should I work with all those self-hating, so-called feminists who stabbed me in the back, like Claire McCaskill and Amy Klobuchar?”



“Look, Hillary, a few years back in the Senate helping me move my world-changing agenda will help you repair some of those relationships. In Barack Obama’s Washington, there will be no more game-playing, mud-slinging or back-stabbing.”



“Hey, Señor Appeaser, there’s another primary in 2012. Bill and I are already gearing up for it.”



“You’re not likeable enough, Hillary.”







Starling,

I'd have to go back into the archives and check, but I think I did mention this MoDo piece in response to an equally entertaining piece that Raine shared. BTB, I am such a goofy romantic that I've saved both messages that the loverly RB left on my mosheen at home - am I crazy???

Cheers,

mfaye