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Something is happening in DC.(updated)
Author: Raine    Date: 06/05/2008 12:22:08

Yesterday a small story broke, one that caught my eye. It could be a sign of things to come. Federal prosecutors ended the Apeal to Former Governor Don Sieglman's case.
Federal prosecutors are no longer seeking stiffer prison sentences for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, but have not said why.

Prosecutors filed a motion this week with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking that their appeals of the sentences be dropped. Their appeals had called for a longer prison term than Siegelman's more than seven-year sentence and Scrushy's almost seven-year sentence .

The latest filing does not spell out why prosecutors want to drop their appeals. It just says "the government has elected not to proceed with its cross-appeal as to either defendant."

Prosecutors originally asked that Siegelman be sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and Scrushy to 25 years.
Interesting developments indeed. Karl Rove, as you know was subpeoned by the Judiciary committee to speak about this case.

Yesterday,
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, inverviewed David Inglesias. From that interview:
AMY GOODMAN: You were a loyal member of the Republican Party and the Bush administration. What ultimately pushed you to break ranks? Was it your firing?

DAVID IGLESIAS: Well, it was a combination of things. They slandered our reputation when the deputy attorney general testified that we had performance-related problems. We knew he knew better. We knew he had seen our evaluations. And also I knew that John McKay and Carol Lam and Charlton and Bogden and Chiara represented some of the best US attorneys out there. These were very forward-thinking, smart, principled people. So I think I wrote in the New York Times last year something to the effect that I knew I could be fired for doing the wrong thing, I didn’t know I could be fired for doing the right thing. And the right thing was upholding the rule of law. I mean, this is not about us losing our jobs. This is a matter of us enforcing the rule of law and separation of powers and doing what prosecutors have traditionally done in prior administrations, which was be independent and autonomous of elected officials.

AMY GOODMAN: Do you think the prosecution, the jailing of Alabama Governor Don Siegelman is related to what happened to you, David Iglesias?

DAVID IGLESIAS: I think there is a very strong circumstantial case there. I’ve not followed that issue as carefully as our own firings. But based on what I’ve read—and also, it’s really important to point out, federal courts of appeal almost never release somebody who has already been convicted and is serving time. I called my office after the Siegelman story broke. I asked one of my lawyers that does nothing but appeals. I said, “Has this happened in this district, that the circuit has released somebody we’ve convicted?” He goes, “It’s never happened.” So the listener really needs to understand how rare it was for the Fifth Circuit there to release Governor Siegelman. I think it has lots of indicia of political interference, which would explain why Rove doesn’t want to talk about it, because he has criminal liability, and he knows that.
So the dropping of this appeal is historic. Something is happening in the justice department these days. They know that once we elect Barack Obama as president, the crimes committed by this administration will be investigated. I suspect they are trying to stop the ground swell now and look clean, but it is too late. Senator Lehey STILL wants to hear from Karl Rove, (Wexler wants to hear from Scottie, I hope Mr. McClellan can go to DC without the need to be subpeoned.)

Both of these men are speaking to everyone else, instead of who they need to speak to, those who have the ability to hold them accountable, to those that can start to clean up this corrupted Justice Department.

The tide is turning. People know change is going to come. Unless of course, this is the kind of change you want:


Yeah. You heard that right. :thud:

The next few months will be crazy, no doubt, but little wins like this for Mr. Siegleman are the kind of refreshing things we can expect to see if we keep walking forward. One step at time.

:peace: and
Raine

************** UPDATE **************


From Raw Story: DoJ investigating to US Attorneys for Political Prosecution
[...]
The US Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is investigating the conduct of at least two specific US Attorneys in the “selective prosecution” of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver E. Diaz Jr., and Mississippi attorney Paul Minor, according to attorneys close to the investigation.

In a May 5 letter sent to House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers (D-MI), OPR Director H. Marshall Jarrett wrote that OPR “currently has pending investigations involving, among others, allegations of selective prosecution relating to the prosecutions of Don Siegelman, Georgia Thompson, Oliver Diaz and Paul Minor.”

RAW STORY has confirmed that Leura Canary, the US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, and Dunnica Lampton, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi , are under investigation. Their offices are also being probed.
==========================================================


:peace:

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Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 12:33:19
Right, so, interesting thing at politico, mostly talking about how obama has treated Clinton in the past few days, but what was most interesting, was at the very end.

Obama and clinton



But even when news reports circulated early Wednesday evening that Clinton would drop out of the race Friday, the initial reaction was muted.



"No comment," said an Obama aide.



The Clinton campaign had not yet made contact with the Obama campaign, another aide said outside an evening fundraiser in Manhattan.




Now, if this is true...



Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 12:43:39
Oh, as far as the McCain clip. Being a young niave fool, i looked that up and...

Apparently you shouldn't give hot water to babies because it could dehydrate them.

Yes...Grampy wants to dehydrate dehydrated babies.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 12:47:04
Mornin' Raine, :coffee:

Interesting developments - I do believe that Don Siegelman was railroaded on trumped up charges, but I am sorry to see former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy get off - he is a real slime bucket and deserves every day that he gets behind bars - imho. Have a great day . I'm nervous as all get out 'cause the panel that I am moderating meets this afternoon and I am a notoriously awful public speaker

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by clintster on 06/05/2008 12:51:05
G'mornin'. Starting teh day with a little Dave Matthews. Anybody watch the Red Wings and Pens last night?

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 12:54:26
Quote by Random:

Right, so, interesting thing at politico, mostly talking about how obama has treated Clinton in the past few days, but what was most interesting, was at the very end.

Obama and clinton



But even when news reports circulated early Wednesday evening that Clinton would drop out of the race Friday, the initial reaction was muted.



"No comment," said an Obama aide.



The Clinton campaign had not yet made contact with the Obama campaign, another aide said outside an evening fundraiser in Manhattan.




Now, if this is true...

I think Barack Obama has treated this entire thing gracefully.



Not sure what you are getting from this. Please elaborate? (coffee still kicking in) I think they don't want to push her. Anyways... Good Morning!



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 12:55:44
Quote by clintster:

G'mornin'. Starting teh day with a little Dave Matthews. Anybody watch the Red Wings and Pens last night?
Yes! Congrats to the Motor City!

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 12:57:08
Quote by m-hadley:

Mornin' Raine, :coffee:

Interesting developments - I do believe that Don Siegelman was railroaded on trumped up charges, but I am sorry to see former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy get off - he is a real slime bucket and deserves every day that he gets behind bars - imho. Have a great day . I'm nervous as all get out 'cause the panel that I am moderating meets this afternoon and I am a notoriously awful public speaker

Cheers,

mfaye

Faye, you will do fine I am sure. do a little moderation meditation! :P



Comment by clintster on 06/05/2008 13:00:38
Quote by Raine:

Quote by clintster:

G'mornin'. Starting teh day with a little Dave Matthews. Anybody watch the Red Wings and Pens last night?
Yes! Congrats to the Motor City!




The best part of it to me was seeing the Pittsburgh fans standing and applauding as the Red Wings as the Wings players passed the Stanley Cup around. Great sportsmanship, and an excellent example of grace in the face of defeat.



*looks at the SMSLB, and Adele and Donnie*



If only more people were like that.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 13:09:46
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Random:

Right, so, interesting thing at politico, mostly talking about how obama has treated Clinton in the past few days, but what was most interesting, was at the very end.

Obama and clinton



But even when news reports circulated early Wednesday evening that Clinton would drop out of the race Friday, the initial reaction was muted.



"No comment," said an Obama aide.



The Clinton campaign had not yet made contact with the Obama campaign, another aide said outside an evening fundraiser in Manhattan.




Now, if this is true...

I think Barack Obama has treated this entire thing gracefully.



Not sure what you are getting from this. Please elaborate? (coffee still kicking in) I think they don't want to push her. Anyways... Good Morning!



Sorry, apparently, The Clinton Campaign didn't tell the Obama Camp that they were going to drop out, instead told the media, and that's how the Obama Camp found out.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 13:11:28
I thought the same thing, Clintster... That is what I love about Sports... Sports fans are usually amazing.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 13:11:35
Hey! - Steph just said "our long national nightmare is over"... just like the first line of yesterday's blog post!

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 13:12:07
Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by Random:

Right, so, interesting thing at politico, mostly talking about how obama has treated Clinton in the past few days, but what was most interesting, was at the very end.

Obama and clinton



But even when news reports circulated early Wednesday evening that Clinton would drop out of the race Friday, the initial reaction was muted.



"No comment," said an Obama aide.



The Clinton campaign had not yet made contact with the Obama campaign, another aide said outside an evening fundraiser in Manhattan.




Now, if this is true...

I think Barack Obama has treated this entire thing gracefully.



Not sure what you are getting from this. Please elaborate? (coffee still kicking in) I think they don't want to push her. Anyways... Good Morning!



Sorry, apparently, The Clinton Campaign didn't tell the Obama Camp that they were going to drop out, instead told the media, and that's how the Obama Camp found out.
AhaaAA!... That is a GREAT point Random.



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 13:14:43
You do know this sound clip had it's world premier here!

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 13:15:48
Quote by Raine:

AhaaAA!... That is a GREAT point Random.



Well, the article was about how Gracious Obama was, and stark contrast between how the two have treated each other. Obama was gracious, Clinton didn't even extend common political courtesy to call the winner to cecede.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 13:16:47
:cry: <---- happy tears.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 13:27:07
<-- for Adela and Harriet.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 13:28:37
Quote by clintster:

G'mornin'. Starting teh day with a little Dave Matthews. Anybody watch the Red Wings and Pens last night?


It was an awesome game!

Comment by Scoopster on 06/05/2008 13:32:42
Morning all.. Oy the salt is thick and bold today!



Quote by clintster:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by clintster:

G'mornin'. Starting teh day with a little Dave Matthews. Anybody watch the Red Wings and Pens last night?
Yes! Congrats to the Motor City!




The best part of it to me was seeing the Pittsburgh fans standing and applauding as the Red Wings as the Wings players passed the Stanley Cup around. Great sportsmanship, and an excellent example of grace in the face of defeat.



*looks at the SMSLB, and Adele and Donnie*



If only more people were like that.


What a great game and series too.. The Pens made a run at the comeback in the third period, and that last shot at the buzzer was inches from a goal and an overtime game!



And now it's on to the NBA Finals! GOOOOO CELTICS!

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 13:41:07
What will MCCain do when eh and BArack have a town hall meeting and 10,000 supporters show up for Obama, and like a few hundred for him?







Comment by Shane-O on 06/05/2008 13:43:59
Dennis Miller? :

Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 13:49:42
Morning folks...wallowing through.





Comment by Scoopster on 06/05/2008 13:51:07
Quote by Raine:

What will MCCain do when eh and BArack have a town hall meeting and 10,000 supporters show up for Obama, and like a few hundred for him?


Change his Depends.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 13:52:57
I was reading stuff from Fereeperville the night of the speech. Even before McCain was done they were crawling away from the guy.



The right cannot stand him.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 13:56:50
Morning :hug:





I don't Jim said idiot.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 13:57:24
He's a plant. Not a real Dem.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 13:58:53
Let the guy go he's not really a Dem

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 13:59:27
HERE are a few choice moments, from freeperville on McCain's speech...



God help us all.



I think I’m already asleep....



We are so screwed.



Why, oh WHY...does he always sound: A) Angry Like an automaton C)Like a Hypnotist



And his speeches are like little bedtime stories

It’s like he is speaking to a bunch of gradeschoolers



Boy, McCain has the creepiest smile ever.



He can't draw flies to shit











Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:02:28
Quote by Raine:

I was reading stuff from Fereeperville the night of the speech. Even before McCain was done they were crawling away from the guy.



The right cannot stand him.






Had a talk with one of my neighbors this morning. She said she wasn't voting this year because Hills wasn't the nom.



I swear this spoiled brat behaivor is pissing me off! I didn't get Edwards but you don't hear me say -wah wah wah I'm not voting cause I didnt' get what I wanted wah wah wah."







Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:06:11
I think as the months go by, people will come around. When they see the crap that MCCain has to offer (Like HOT WATER TO DEHYDRATED BABIES)



They will vote.

Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 14:07:54
Keerist, my candidate had no real chance (Bill Richardson), but I came to the Obama camp primarily on the strength of his endorsement...



Even some members of my family, who were among the most rabid Hillary supporters on earth stated, "If she doesn't get it, I'm still voting for the Democratic nominee, whoever it is."



What is it about this election that people don't understand?









Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 14:08:22
I guess producer Chris has banned me from the Live Blog - not sure why, but I tried to post and nada...

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 14:09:41
Good morning everyone.



Another slow start for me this morning. Probably because I have to go back to work today and we have a 3:30 crew call.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:09:50
I know when Edwards dropped out, I needed some time as well. I remember feeling upset becuase all the air time seemed to go to Clinton and Edwards. It bothered me.



But, I remember saying that I needed some alone time, and that I would come out and vote D in novemember.





Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:11:06
Quote by m-hadley:

I guess producer Chris has banned me from the Live Blog - not sure why, but I tried to post and nada...

Cheers,

mfaye
can you not log in?



I cannot see why he would ban YOU from the blog, that makes no sense.



Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 14:12:32
Like the video I posted, Hillary is like the Black Knight from Monty Python.





Comment by Scoopster on 06/05/2008 14:12:33
Do you want McCain to win the election?



That's the only question that needs to be posed to people who are spoiled on Hillary. They will come home because of the answer.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:14:31
BTW, Republicans held the South Dakots Primary this week, didja know?



HEre are the results:

McCain -- 42,657 -- 70%

Paul -- 10,054 -- 17%

Huckabee -- 4,322 -- 7%



===============================



:bad: for McCain... Ron Paul could cause some serious issues at the convention methinks.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:15:49
Woohoo! if people vote for Barr here in Georgia, I am telling you.... we could go BLUE!!!!

Comment by jd_in_ny on 06/05/2008 14:17:41
good morning!

I think that the whiny, selfish "Kyles" are a much smaller proportion of Clinton supporters than their media attention reflects. And I do believe some of them are plants and liars (like that caller - hello, calling Olbermann Olberwoman or whatever is not something Hillary would be supporting. That guy was not a democrat)



Reflect on the turnout for this primary season, and how close it really was -- pretty amazing, and you do have to give Clinton props.



Oh, and I saw a story on CBS Early Show that was a summary of Hillary's Path since the early 90s and it was so blatantly sexist I was shouting at the tv. And the conclusion the female WaPo contributor came to? Maybe Hillary just needs a "loving relationship". Gross.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 14:21:13
The Rose Bowl is a round hole... maybe Momma has turned herself gay!

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:21:27
Quote by jd_in_ny:

good morning!

I think that the whiny, selfish "Kyles" are a much smaller proportion of Clinton supporters than their media attention reflects. And I do believe some of them are plants and liars (like that caller - hello, calling Olbermann Olberwoman or whatever is not something Hillary would be supporting. That guy was not a democrat)



Reflect on the turnout for this primary season, and how close it really was -- pretty amazing, and you do have to give Clinton props.



Oh, and I saw a story on CBS Early Show that was a summary of Hillary's Path since the early 90s and it was so blatantly sexist I was shouting at the tv. And the conclusion the female WaPo contributor came to? Maybe Hillary just needs a "loving relationship". Gross.
What? jahaysus. That is the kind of thing that I despise.



This is where I get all :modbat:.



I am telling you they were all amazing candidates, truly an amazing primary season. The kyles and harriets of the world need to either get on board, or go support someone else. I don't want this kind of support.



If they hate McCain, I say go take a look at Bob Barr. :D



But that is me.



Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 14:21:29
Quote by m-hadley:

I guess producer Chris has banned me from the Live Blog - not sure why, but I tried to post and nada...

Cheers,

mfaye


:hug: That's not fair. You've been a big contributor to the show. If it's for insulting SMH, Donnie should be banned for creating more insults.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 14:21:47
Quote by Raine:

Quote by m-hadley:

I guess producer Chris has banned me from the Live Blog - not sure why, but I tried to post and nada...

Cheers,

mfaye
can you not log in?



I cannot see why he would ban YOU from the blog, that makes no sense.





Raine,

I can log in and write a comment in the blue box, but when I hit submit nothing shows up??? I've e-mailed Christopher directly - I'll let you know if I hear anything back from him. Not sure what's up with this, but if he took offense from a comment I made over here about his baby having stinky diapers then he is too sensitive for this business - imho.

Cheers,

mfaye :D



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:23:41
I think that there is some automation in the blog software, Faye, Will had a problem there once, and so did I.

I am sure it will work out.

Comment by Shane-O on 06/05/2008 14:27:01
Quote by m-hadley:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by m-hadley:

I guess producer Chris has banned me from the Live Blog - not sure why, but I tried to post and nada...

Cheers,

mfaye
can you not log in?



I cannot see why he would ban YOU from the blog, that makes no sense.





Raine,

I can log in and write a comment in the blue box, but when I hit submit nothing shows up??? I've e-mailed Christopher directly - I'll let you know if I hear anything back from him. Not sure what's up with this, but if he took offense from a comment I made over here about his baby having stinky diapers then he is too sensitive for this business - imho.

Cheers,

mfaye :D





I wouldn't freak out yet -- a lot of blogs have automatic filters that sometimes catch stuff (not based on who posted, but the content) that was not intended to be culled, but the automatic nature of it and inaccuracy results in an unitended edit.



(Bob would probably be able to speak to this more than me - not that there are filters here at 4f, course!)



Comment by Scoopster on 06/05/2008 14:29:17
Quote by Shane-O:

(Bob would probably be able to speak to this more than me - not that there are filters here at 4f, course!)




No filters at all.. If I wanted to c...USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS COMMENT



Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 14:30:40
Quote by Raine:

BTW, Republicans held the South Dakots Primary this week, didja know?



HEre are the results:

McCain -- 42,657 -- 70%

Paul -- 10,054 -- 17%

Huckabee -- 4,322 -- 7%



===============================



:bad: for McCain... Ron Paul could cause some serious issues at the convention methinks.


Obama got more votes in the primary than McCain did

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:31:05
Quote by Scoopster:

Do you want McCain to win the election?



That's the only question that needs to be posed to people who are spoiled on Hillary. They will come home because of the answer.




Tried that - I got "don't care" as the answer.



Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 14:33:48
My mouse is not working too well. I have to get a new one. So I shifted over to my laptop for the remainder of the show.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 14:34:09
Thanks Shane-O, Raine, Liv and Others,

I am a skosh miffed, if a grrrl cannot engage with trolls in kind then what is the blogosphere coming to? If I have been banned, then I'm cancelling my StephCast and getting out of the game. I'll still blog here at 4Fs - you guys have become like family to me - so I can't quit you But it does make me sad :cry:

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:36:05
I don't think Chris would ban you fan - it probably a technical glitch or something. :hug:

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 14:39:10
Quote by livingonli:

My mouse is not working too well. I have to get a new one. So I shifted over to my laptop for the remainder of the show.


Does it have a ball?... if so - have you tried cleaning the ball and rollers?

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:42:21
Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by Shane-O:

(Bob would probably be able to speak to this more than me - not that there are filters here at 4f, course!)




No filters at all.. If I wanted to c...USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS COMMENT

The filters here are our own members for the most part.







Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 14:42:58
Quote by BobR:

Quote by livingonli:

My mouse is not working too well. I have to get a new one. So I shifted over to my laptop for the remainder of the show.


Does it have a ball?... if so - have you tried cleaning the ball and rollers?


It does have a ball. It seems like it is stuck at times and won't respond to my commands.

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 14:43:11
I agree with him. . .



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:43:32
Quote by BobR:

Quote by livingonli:

My mouse is not working too well. I have to get a new one. So I shifted over to my laptop for the remainder of the show.


Does it have a ball?... if so - have you tried cleaning the ball and rollers?
you gonna show him how BobR!?





Sorry to all parties... (off I go, to the penalty box)



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:44:44
Please Can I get some vibes that the AC guys will come and put in the new Air conditiing unit today? it was over 90 degrees here yesterday...

Comment by Scoopster on 06/05/2008 14:44:57
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Scoopster:

Do you want McCain to win the election?



That's the only question that needs to be posed to people who are spoiled on Hillary. They will come home because of the answer.




Tried that - I got "don't care" as the answer.


Then tell them they have no right to complain if McCain does win and this country goes even further into the neocon pile of shit.



Oh wait.. tried the Supreme Court angle?

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 14:46:00
Quote by Raine:

Please Can I get some vibes that the AC guys will come and put in the new Air conditiing unit today? it was over 90 degrees here yesterday...


That sucks.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 14:46:29
Quote by livingonli:



It does have a ball. It seems like it is stuck at times and won't respond to my commands.


You should be able to remove the bottom to get the ball out. It's usually the two little plastic rollers inside that get gunked up.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 14:47:17
Quote by Raine:

you gonna show him how BobR!?





Sorry to all parties... (off I go, to the penalty box)



Clean balls are happy balls.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:47:22
Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Scoopster:

Do you want McCain to win the election?



That's the only question that needs to be posed to people who are spoiled on Hillary. They will come home because of the answer.




Tried that - I got "don't care" as the answer.


Then tell them they have no right to complain if McCain does win and this country goes even further into the neocon pile of shit.



Oh wait.. tried the Supreme Court angle?
SCOTUS is a big one. A huge one.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:51:35
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Scoopster:

Do you want McCain to win the election?



That's the only question that needs to be posed to people who are spoiled on Hillary. They will come home because of the answer.




Tried that - I got "don't care" as the answer.


Then tell them they have no right to complain if McCain does win and this country goes even further into the neocon pile of shit.



Oh wait.. tried the Supreme Court angle?
SCOTUS is a big one. A huge one.




Tried that too - I got - "oh well"



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:51:42
The Change Starts NOW!!!



Obama Camp Sets New Money Guidelines

Senator Barack Obama, as he becomes his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is starting to exert his authority over the Democratic National Committee. A first step? New fund-raising guidelines.



Mr. Obama is announcing today that the D.N.C. will no longer accept contributions from federal lobbyists or political action committees, which follows the rules he established for his own campaign last year.



“We want the Democratic Party to conform to his standards of openness to reduce the influence of special interests,” Linda Douglass, a campaign spokeswoman, told reporters today before Mr. Obama flew from New York City for a campaign stop in Virginia.

[...]





More at the link!



Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 14:52:56
Quote by Raine:

SCOTUS is a big one. A huge one.


With McCain it will become the SCROTUS

Comment by jd_in_ny on 06/05/2008 14:53:46
"OH WELL"???? that makes me sad. and angry.



and what do they say about Hillary supporting Barack?

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:54:04
Quote by Raine:

The Change Starts NOW!!!



Obama Camp Sets New Money Guidelines

Senator Barack Obama, as he becomes his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is starting to exert his authority over the Democratic National Committee. A first step? New fund-raising guidelines.



Mr. Obama is announcing today that the D.N.C. will no longer accept contributions from federal lobbyists or political action committees, which follows the rules he established for his own campaign last year.



“We want the Democratic Party to conform to his standards of openness to reduce the influence of special interests,” Linda Douglass, a campaign spokeswoman, told reporters today before Mr. Obama flew from New York City for a campaign stop in Virginia.

[...]





More at the link!





That's good to hear. He's speaking today at Nissian Pavillon which is less then 5 miles from my home. Wish I knew he was going to be there I would have taken the day off to do hear him speak.



Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 14:54:12
Quote by wickedpam:





Tried that too - I got - "oh well"



What if Hillary asked them to vote for Obama?

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:55:06
Quote by jd_in_ny:

"OH WELL"???? that makes me sad. and angry.



and what do they say about Hillary supporting Barack?




I was pretty pissed as well. Didn't get that far, I had to walk way before I hurt them.



Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 14:55:30
"Oh Well???"



Well, fuck them, then.



Every time you see them, ask them when they're going to Iraq, or when they're sending their children....





Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:55:45
Quote by BobR:

Quote by wickedpam:





Tried that too - I got - "oh well"



What if Hillary asked them to vote for Obama?






didn't get that far - took many steps back to not get mad.



Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 14:56:59
Quote by TriSec:

"Oh Well???"



Well, fuck them, then.



Every time you see them, ask them when they're going to Iraq, or when they're sending their children....











see that's the thing, she's a older lady, of retirement age. Her kids are too old to go to Iraq and grandkids too young.



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 14:59:01
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by TriSec:

"Oh Well???"



Well, fuck them, then.



Every time you see them, ask them when they're going to Iraq, or when they're sending their children....











see that's the thing, she's a older lady, of retirement age. Her kids are too old to go to Iraq and grandkids too young.

McCain get's elected they won't be too young...



Comment by Scoopster on 06/05/2008 14:59:51
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Scoopster:

Do you want McCain to win the election?



That's the only question that needs to be posed to people who are spoiled on Hillary. They will come home because of the answer.




Tried that - I got "don't care" as the answer.


Then tell them they have no right to complain if McCain does win and this country goes even further into the neocon pile of shit.



Oh wait.. tried the Supreme Court angle?
SCOTUS is a big one. A huge one.




Tried that too - I got - "oh well"


(don't take this next comment the wrong way.. I've just grown tired of people making excuses for not taking back their country especially after the past 8 years of this shit)



Tell them to get the fuck over themselves then. If they feel offended, say "oh well".

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:00:27
Just remember Mala, we have 6 months (almost to the day) to work on people one person at a time if needed.



We don't have to get them to change their mind right away. Another reason why I am glad this season is over.

Comment by jd_in_ny on 06/05/2008 15:00:54
Quote by wickedpam:

see that's the thing, she's a older lady, of retirement age. Her kids are too old to go to Iraq and grandkids too young.





Too young now...



What about talking about Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security -- McCain isn't all about the federal programs

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:03:24
Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by Scoopster:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Scoopster:

Do you want McCain to win the election?



That's the only question that needs to be posed to people who are spoiled on Hillary. They will come home because of the answer.




Tried that - I got "don't care" as the answer.


Then tell them they have no right to complain if McCain does win and this country goes even further into the neocon pile of shit.



Oh wait.. tried the Supreme Court angle?
SCOTUS is a big one. A huge one.




Tried that too - I got - "oh well"


(don't take this next comment the wrong way.. I've just grown tired of people making excuses for not taking back their country especially after the past 8 years of this shit)



Tell them to get the fuck over themselves then. If they feel offended, say "oh well".








Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:03:52
Quote by Raine:

Just remember Mala, we have 6 months (almost to the day) to work on people one person at a time if needed.



We don't have to get them to change their mind right away. Another reason why I am glad this season is over.






Very true - I keep trying.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:04:51
Quote by jd_in_ny:

Quote by wickedpam:

see that's the thing, she's a older lady, of retirement age. Her kids are too old to go to Iraq and grandkids too young.





Too young now...



What about talking about Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security -- McCain isn't all about the federal programs






I know that and you know that - but a lot of people don't really see those details.



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:05:01
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

The Change Starts NOW!!!



Obama Camp Sets New Money Guidelines

Senator Barack Obama, as he becomes his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is starting to exert his authority over the Democratic National Committee. A first step? New fund-raising guidelines.



Mr. Obama is announcing today that the D.N.C. will no longer accept contributions from federal lobbyists or political action committees, which follows the rules he established for his own campaign last year.



“We want the Democratic Party to conform to his standards of openness to reduce the influence of special interests,” Linda Douglass, a campaign spokeswoman, told reporters today before Mr. Obama flew from New York City for a campaign stop in Virginia.

[...]





More at the link!





That's good to hear. He's speaking today at Nissian Pavillon which is less then 5 miles from my home. Wish I knew he was going to be there I would have taken the day off to do hear him speak.

Was it listed on his website?



I gotta start paying more attention over there now...



Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 15:05:29
Quote by jd_in_ny:

Quote by wickedpam:

see that's the thing, she's a older lady, of retirement age. Her kids are too old to go to Iraq and grandkids too young.





Too young now...



What about talking about Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security -- McCain isn't all about the federal programs




Exactly JD. . . My nephew is 11 and I worry about him being drafted.





Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:08:39
I still like the wedding dress idea

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:09:25
Quote by Raine:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

The Change Starts NOW!!!



Obama Camp Sets New Money Guidelines

Senator Barack Obama, as he becomes his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is starting to exert his authority over the Democratic National Committee. A first step? New fund-raising guidelines.



Mr. Obama is announcing today that the D.N.C. will no longer accept contributions from federal lobbyists or political action committees, which follows the rules he established for his own campaign last year.



“We want the Democratic Party to conform to his standards of openness to reduce the influence of special interests,” Linda Douglass, a campaign spokeswoman, told reporters today before Mr. Obama flew from New York City for a campaign stop in Virginia.

[...]





More at the link!





That's good to hear. He's speaking today at Nissian Pavillon which is less then 5 miles from my home. Wish I knew he was going to be there I would have taken the day off to do hear him speak.

Was it listed on his website?



I gotta start paying more attention over there now...





Same here. I'm sure it was, I just wasn't paying attention.



Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 15:09:53
We're supposed to get a heat wave in New York this weekend with temperatures in the upper 80's and humid.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:14:40
"ACK" *snort*



Shane-O :clap:

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:14:46
:banana: Shane-O, I love that one... very danceworthy!

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 15:15:08
Oy...Imagine always makes me cry!!!





:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 15:15:41
Quote by Raine:

:banana: Shane-O, I love that one... very danceworthy!




I second that emotion :D

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:16:23
Quote by starling310:

Oy...Imagine always makes me cry!!!





:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
That one couple with MLK talking about his children... man... the water just flows out of my eyes.



Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:16:37
Quote by starling310:

Oy...Imagine always makes me cry!!!





:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:




Same here - there must be dust in my office *sniff*



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:19:23
Man, Chris needs an assistant.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 15:22:00
Quote by starling310:

Oy...Imagine always makes me cry!!!





:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:




Mornin' Roomie,

Wipe those tears away my dear - it's a beautiful day :D

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 15:25:56
Quote by m-hadley:

Quote by starling310:

Oy...Imagine always makes me cry!!!





:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:




Mornin' Roomie,

Wipe those tears away my dear - it's a beautiful day :D

Cheers,

mfaye





They are happy, "beautiful day" tears!!





Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 15:26:53
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by TriSec:

"Oh Well???"



Well, fuck them, then.



Every time you see them, ask them when they're going to Iraq, or when they're sending their children....











see that's the thing, she's a older lady, of retirement age. Her kids are too old to go to Iraq and grandkids too young.





McCain will have us there a hundred years, remember?



(and seeing what tomorrow is, we've been in Japan and Germany for 64 years now. and Korea for 55...)





Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 15:31:09
There's apparently another fire going on in Downtown LA but not at a studio this time.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 15:35:01
Quote by starling310:

Quote by m-hadley:

Quote by starling310:

Oy...Imagine always makes me cry!!!





:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:




Mornin' Roomie,

Wipe those tears away my dear - it's a beautiful day :D

Cheers,

mfaye





They are happy, "beautiful day" tears!!







Well, alright then... :D

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:36:10
I love that Drop!



Is everybody Gay??? That was from in and out right?

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 15:40:05
Raine,

I love the drop "All my friends are gay, all my friends are gay!" It is from Ab Fab I believe - one of my all-time favorite shows. It is Patsy Stone - one of my heros/heroines :D

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 15:40:47
Quote by Raine:

I love that Drop!



Is everybody Gay??? That was from in and out right?




yes Ma'am...Joan Cusack.



Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 15:40:58
Hello those i know here.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:41:40
OK, so I have volunteered for a voter registration drive on Sunday for our Virginia Highlands Summer fest!

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:42:30
Welcome back Random!

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:43:28
Again - all these people whining cause they didn't get their way are nothing but spoiled brats.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:43:47
I remember feeling unsure after Edwards dropped out. I knew tho, that I had to make a choice, tho.





IT is time to start asking these kyles, if they ever voted before in a presidential election.

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 15:44:16
Momma is making me chuckle out loud.



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:45:07
It is also time for HRC to ask her supporters to do the right thing. We need her to be a leader, for cryin' out loud.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/05/2008 15:46:44
Morning all. Velveeta slept in today and then went MAJOR grocery shopping.



Interesting post ya got there Rainey! I look forward to seeing what happens with that, as well as getting that hot water to those dehydrated babies. I had no idea they were in need of hot water if they are already dehydrated!



:rofl:



Interesting thing this morning - I take it as a good sign. I was standing on my new sidewalk with the new top soil laid down, it was covered in dozens of huge Monarch Butterflies........... my radio was on and the SMS played that Obama speaking/Its a Beautiful Day bumper and all the butterflies started flying around me. Swirling around me! Really cool!



I have ........... HOPE.

:clap:

Comment by m-hadley on 06/05/2008 15:49:07
Quote by Raine:

OK, so I have volunteered for a voter registration drive on Sunday for our Virginia Highlands Summer fest!




Raine,

Way to go Grrrrl You go get 'em - you rock ! I'm outta here for now - may check back in later today when I get back to Tulsa... TTFN (ta ta for now).

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:50:08
Senate Intel Commitee FINALLY issues phase II of it Iraq pre war report. Guess what? They confirmed that Bush Lied.



The Committee’s report cites several conclusions in which the Administration’s public statements were NOT supported by the intelligence. They include:



• Statements and implications by the President and Secretary of State suggesting that Iraq and al-Qa’ida had a partnership, or that Iraq had provided al-Qa’ida with weapons training, were not substantiated by the intelligence.



• Statements by the President and the Vice President indicating that Saddam Hussein was prepared to give weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups for attacks against the United States were contradicted by available intelligence information.



• Statements by President Bush and Vice President Cheney regarding the postwar situation in Iraq, in terms of the political, security, and economic, did not reflect the concerns and uncertainties expressed in the intelligence products.



• Statements by the President and Vice President prior to the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate regarding Iraq’s chemical weapons production capability and activities did not reflect the intelligence community’s uncertainties as to whether such production was ongoing.



• The Secretary of Defense’s statement that the Iraqi government operated underground WMD facilities that were not vulnerable to conventional airstrikes because they were underground and deeply buried was not substantiated by available intelligence information.



• The Intelligence Community did not confirm that Muhammad Atta met an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague in 2001 as the Vice President repeatedly claimed.


Hullo? Ms. Pelosi??? you home? can we talk????



Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 15:51:25
Random down.

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 15:51:36
Was BO doing that interview from a space shuttle?



Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 15:53:51
My lady friend is in love with Obama.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 15:58:05
I am in love with your lady friend!







Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 15:59:40
Tri - PM your way

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 16:00:49
Quote by Raine:

I am in love with your lady friend!











I mean literally...she wants to marry him a la Momma wanting to marry K.O.



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:01:31
Quote by Raine:

Senate Intel Commitee FINALLY issues phase II of it Iraq pre war report. Guess what? They confirmed that Bush Lied.



The Committee’s report cites several conclusions in which the Administration’s public statements were NOT supported by the intelligence. They include:



• Statements and implications by the President and Secretary of State suggesting that Iraq and al-Qa’ida had a partnership, or that Iraq had provided al-Qa’ida with weapons training, were not substantiated by the intelligence.



• Statements by the President and the Vice President indicating that Saddam Hussein was prepared to give weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups for attacks against the United States were contradicted by available intelligence information.



• Statements by President Bush and Vice President Cheney regarding the postwar situation in Iraq, in terms of the political, security, and economic, did not reflect the concerns and uncertainties expressed in the intelligence products.



• Statements by the President and Vice President prior to the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate http://www.goldwatermiller08.com/regarding Iraq’s chemical weapons production capability and activities did not reflect the intelligence community’s uncertainties as to whether such production was ongoing.



• The Secretary of Defense’s statement that the Iraqi government operated underground WMD facilities that were not vulnerable to conventional airstrikes because they were underground and deeply buried was not substantiated by available intelligence information.



• The Intelligence Community did not confirm that Muhammad Atta met an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague in 2001 as the Vice President repeatedly claimed.


Hullo? Ms. Pelosi??? you home? can we talk????





Rockefeller calls it like it is.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:02:23
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Raine:

I am in love with your lady friend!











I mean literally...she wants to marry him a la Momma wanting to marry K.O.

Wonder what Michelle will say about that! :lol:



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:04:20
Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 16:13:43
It's odd. I haven't been very talkative today.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/05/2008 16:14:25
I'm off to watch "Blade Runner" - never seen it before.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 16:17:35
Tri, we need to have a hating life off.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 16:17:39
Quote by velveeta jones:

I'm off to watch "Blade Runner" - never seen it before.


:shocked:



It's a classic!... You can see all kinds of things that were copied in later movies

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 16:18:30
Quote by velveeta jones:

I'm off to watch "Blade Runner" - never seen it before.






Ohh enjoy! Best.Ridley.Scott.Ever.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 16:25:16
In my multi-day funk, I've been watching Homicide Life on the Streets. Damn if there aren't ton of familiar faces from The Wire and the Corner.



Judge Phalen

Mrs McNulty

Orlando





I could go on. You know how I am about The Wire. :geek:

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:26:31
Where is Thom today?

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 16:29:18
*sighs*

Comment by PatM on 06/05/2008 16:30:11
Quote by velveeta jones:

I'm off to watch "Blade Runner" - never seen it before.




Absolute classic. I assume it's the director's cut. It's one of those movies worth seeing more than once to catch everything go on . .



Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 16:30:47
Quote by Raine:

Where is Thom today?






the UN

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 16:32:47
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Where is Thom today?






the UN


I just hope Thom knows that the current right-wing government in Canada has its nose up Bush's butt.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 16:32:50
Okay since we discussing Blade Runner. Is Dekard a replicant or not. Discuss.

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 16:36:23
Comment by PatM on 06/05/2008 16:41:34
And good afternoon. Was running errands all morning and didn't catch much of the SMS. Unfortunately I did hear the Harriet 99% sound bite.

Un(censored)believable.

Fortunately it was shortly followed by the MLK/Imagine bit. It was a good thing I had just parked because the tears starting flowing.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 16:43:20
Just when I was hoping for him, the dude who played Prop Joe! Playing...





















An East Baltimore dope dealer.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:43:58
If it weren't Howard Fineman, I wouldn't believe it:

The Clinton forces also have another wish: whomever Obama ends up choosing, he not pick another woman, even after the kabuki ends. "Hillary's supporters, and Hillary herself, can't stand the idea that he would pick another woman," said another source who is personally close to the Clintons. Now, that is what they call chutzpah!



And why does Hillary care so much that Obama not pick another woman? Perhaps because Hillary has spent the last several months turning herself into the tribune of millions of working women. She deserves a lot of credit and respect for doing so. She is still their candidate, and she doesn't want to cede that to another Democrat of the same gender.

===========================================================



Am I reading this correct? They are Anti women, unless it is Hillary?



Nice.



*sigh*







Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 16:44:31
Glenn Greenwald is doing Shoot the Messenger Monday night and I am off.



Hmmm, sounds like a plan.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:45:21
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by Raine:

Where is Thom today?






the UN


Ah.. YES! I should have remembered that. Thanks Mala.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:46:56
Quote by livingonli:

Glenn Greenwald is doing Shoot the Messenger Monday night and I am off.



Hmmm, sounds like a plan.
COOL!!!



You all know that Lizz joined our 4F Blog facebook page, right?



Oh crap, that reminds me, I gotta start putting up the daily blogs there...



Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 16:49:03
Quote by Raine:

Quote by livingonli:

Glenn Greenwald is doing Shoot the Messenger Monday night and I am off.



Hmmm, sounds like a plan.
COOL!!!



You all know that Lizz joined our 4F Blog facebook page, right?



Oh crap, that reminds me, I gotta start putting up the daily blogs there...





It looks like I gotta join the cool kids at Facebook. :D

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 16:50:38
Quote by Raine:

If it weren't Howard Fineman, I wouldn't believe it:

The Clinton forces also have another wish: whomever Obama ends up choosing, he not pick another woman, even after the kabuki ends. "Hillary's supporters, and Hillary herself, can't stand the idea that he would pick another woman," said another source who is personally close to the Clintons. Now, that is what they call chutzpah!



And why does Hillary care so much that Obama not pick another woman? Perhaps because Hillary has spent the last several months turning herself into the tribune of millions of working women. She deserves a lot of credit and respect for doing so. She is still their candidate, and she doesn't want to cede that to another Democrat of the same gender.

===========================================================



Am I reading this correct? They are Anti women, unless it is Hillary?



Nice.



*sigh*







Because she's selfish and this whole thing has partially been about her ego. I don't think she wants to see another woman beat her to the executive branch in her lifetime.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 16:54:14
Quote by Raine:

If it weren't Howard Fineman, I wouldn't believe it:

The Clinton forces also have another wish: whomever Obama ends up choosing, he not pick another woman, even after the kabuki ends. "Hillary's supporters, and Hillary herself, can't stand the idea that he would pick another woman," said another source who is personally close to the Clintons. Now, that is what they call chutzpah!



And why does Hillary care so much that Obama not pick another woman? Perhaps because Hillary has spent the last several months turning herself into the tribune of millions of working women. She deserves a lot of credit and respect for doing so. She is still their candidate, and she doesn't want to cede that to another Democrat of the same gender.

===========================================================



Am I reading this correct? They are Anti women, unless it is Hillary?



Nice.



*sigh*







Isn't this... umm... sexist??

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 16:55:43
DoJ investigating to US Attorneys for Political Prosecution

[...]

The US Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is investigating the conduct of at least two specific US Attorneys in the “selective prosecution” of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver E. Diaz Jr., and Mississippi attorney Paul Minor, according to attorneys close to the investigation.



In a May 5 letter sent to House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers (D-MI), OPR Director H. Marshall Jarrett wrote that OPR “currently has pending investigations involving, among others, allegations of selective prosecution relating to the prosecutions of Don Siegelman, Georgia Thompson, Oliver Diaz and Paul Minor.”



RAW STORY has confirmed that Leura Canary, the US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, and Dunnica Lampton, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi , are under investigation. Their offices are also being probed.



Canary’s office prosecuted Siegelman; Lampton’s office prosecuted Diaz and Minor. The US Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Steven Biskupic, who prosecuted Georgia Thompson, was not mentioned by those familiar with the probe.



Neither Canary's office nor Lampton's office responded to calls for comment.

====================================



I think that I may have to update todays Blog post...



Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 17:01:29
Quote by wickedpam:







the UN


the "UN" defeated Charlie Chaplin and the nazis ("Idiocracy" reference) :P

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 17:03:51
I guess I am the only one stunned at all the happening of today. the DOJ investigating us attorney's? The Senate saying YES, YES HE LIED?



WOW... the thing is crumbling all around *ush as we speak. I think they are getting ready to sacrifice KArl Rove in the coming days and weeks.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 17:04:31
Okay, if this is what the contestants look like on "Dance", then I really don't want to watch it...



http://l.yimg.com/a/i/ww/news/2008/06/05/tvrejects-full.jpg


Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 17:08:13
Quote by BobR:

Okay, if this is what the contestants look like on "Dance", then I really don't want to watch it...



http://l.yimg.com/a/i/ww/news/2008/06/05/tvrejects-full.jpg


:sprint:

Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 17:11:55
Quote by Mondobubba:

Tri, we need to have a hating life off.




I'll bite...





Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 17:14:30
Quote by Mondobubba:

Okay since we discussing Blade Runner. Is Dekard a replicant or not. Discuss.




Hmmm...I've actually just read "Do androids dream of electric sheep" within the year (via audiobook).



I haven't actually sat through Bladerunner since.... :trails off:







Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 17:15:31
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Tri, we need to have a hating life off.




I'll bite...







I'm grossly under-employed, I have no prospects for a better job etc...

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 17:16:43
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Okay since we discussing Blade Runner. Is Dekard a replicant or not. Discuss.




Hmmm...I've actually just read "Do androids dream of electric sheep" within the year (via audiobook).



I haven't actually sat through Bladerunner since.... :trails off:









Thats not reading! That is listening. : purist: :superior:

Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 17:24:29
Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Tri, we need to have a hating life off.




I'll bite...







I'm grossly under-employed, I have no prospects for a better job etc...




I just got demoted and reprimanded, effectively ending my career at Athena, we still live paycheck-to-paycheck with no real savings, home front is constantly tense and unhappy over money and jobs, Javi has dental problems and needs surgery....







Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 17:27:02
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Tri, we need to have a hating life off.




I'll bite...







I'm grossly under-employed, I have no prospects for a better job etc...




I just got demoted and reprimanded, effectively ending my career at Athena, we still live paycheck-to-paycheck with no real savings, home front is constantly tense and unhappy over money and jobs, Javi has dental problems and needs surgery....









Alright you win!

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 17:28:41
Since I didn't get to sleep until after FOUR this morning, I will be taking a nap now.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 17:33:30
I'm now very annoyed by Pelosi.

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 17:33:53
It also sucks because I am working for less money than my pre-layoff salary which means I am also living paycheck-to-paycheck as all my expenses keep going up. With industry consolidation and buyouts, the job market is pretty thin. If I knew someone in the city who could get me a nice union job at one of the networks, I probably could be able to live in New York. I may spend the rest of the year pondering all my options, not to mention that my car is crapping out and it's getting too expensive to fix and I'm going to have to scrimp for even a second-hand car from the early part of the millennium or late 90's.

Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 17:38:34
I was laid off 2x in 2003....five years later, I still have not returned to my pre-layoff salary.





Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 17:40:23
: thom's caller : BBOX as VeePee!!



MY CHIIFFON IS WET!

Comment by MMB on 06/05/2008 17:47:38
It is so weird that some people myself being one of them never realize , how good they really had it until they lose it. The grass always looks greener until you go over the fence and eat dead grass and get sick. I truly wonder if as humans we really are ever satisfied for real. JMO

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 17:56:52
Quote by Raine:

Quote by BobR:

Okay, if this is what the contestants look like on "Dance", then I really don't want to watch it...



http://l.yimg.com/a/i/ww/news/2008/06/05/tvrejects-full.jpg


:sprint:


Looks like someone hired Tammy Faye's old makeup person.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 18:00:50
Random sad...

Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 18:05:36
*TriSec Vented*



No light at the end of the tunnel, but no train either. That's an improvement.





Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 18:47:49
Quote by TriSec:





I just got demoted and reprimanded, effectively ending my career at Athena, we still live paycheck-to-paycheck with no real savings, home front is constantly tense and unhappy over money and jobs, Javi has dental problems and needs surgery....







Reprimanded?? :huh:



For any reason other than the "change of heart", re: the move to Maine?



Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 18:52:30
The blog is depressed.



I better head to my crew call. Will talk to you all later.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/05/2008 18:53:26
Blade Runner! :clap:

Best line:



"Its quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."



So true!!

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 18:54:52
The Perfect Musical for Mondo will be playing here in Atlanta for the next month:



Song of the Living Dead - A Zombie Musical



Of course: the trailer:





Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 19:04:32
Bob, they will deny that until the day Athena closes it's doors, but I know it in my heart that this is retribution.



Although "reprimanded" was maybe too strong a term...Athena calls it an "action plan". Since I'm just an analyst now, I have to get my act back together.



My read? Since I had to turn down team lead in Maine, I can't have it in Watertown, either.









Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 19:05:07
Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 19:05:53
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Tri, we need to have a hating life off.




I'll bite...







I'm grossly under-employed, I have no prospects for a better job etc...




I just got demoted and reprimanded, effectively ending my career at Athena, we still live paycheck-to-paycheck with no real savings, home front is constantly tense and unhappy over money and jobs, Javi has dental problems and needs surgery....











Tri! :hug: :hug: :hug:



Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 19:11:58
Quote by BobR:

The Perfect Musical for Mondo will be playing here in Atlanta for the next month:



Song of the Living Dead - A Zombie Musical



Of course: the trailer:





Is htat real?



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 19:13:04
:thud: I must say I did not know that she wasn't going to release her pledged delagates. I guess I should have known that, I just didn't realize that.







Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 19:14:03
Yes, Random, that is real!!

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 19:15:46
Quote by Random:



Is htat real?



Absolutely - Dad's Garage is known for their unconventional productions, including a LOT of improv. They were also one of the only theatres to do a production of "Cannibal - the Musical" (the Matt Parker / Trey Stone film), as well as "Debbie Does Dallas - the Musical" and "Batboy - the Musical" (do I detect a theme here?...)



We saw an original play they did a couple years ago where they very effectively merged Star Wars and Dukes of Hazzard.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 19:20:15
Quote by Raine:

:thud: I must say I did not know that she wasn't going to release her pledged delagates. I guess I should have known that, I just didn't realize that.









Huh? Not listening to Randi. Had to find something lighter today.



Comment by shelaghc on 06/05/2008 19:20:51
Back from the set - exhausted (about seven hours of sleep total in two days), but had a great time.



I sacked out on the couch after getting home this morning around 6:00AM (couldn't sleep until nearly 8:00AM) and woke up after only four hours. Will certainly need to get to bed early tonight.



Should I plug in an extended comment with whatever details I remember?

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 19:23:24
Quote by BobR:

Quote by Random:



Is htat real?



Absolutely - Dad's Garage is known for their unconventional productions, including a LOT of improv. They were also one of the only theatres to do a production of "Cannibal - the Musical" (the Matt Parker / Trey Stone film), as well as "Debbie Does Dallas - the Musical" and "Batboy - the Musical" (do I detect a theme here?...)



We saw an original play they did a couple years ago where they very effectively merged Star Wars and Dukes of Hazzard.


O.o Debbie Does Dallas - the musical?

...

..

.

Beeeeeeeep

Random Brain is now broken, try back another time.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 19:28:33
Oh my gawd... OH MY GOD! MARY shut the hell up!

Comment by Scoopster on 06/05/2008 19:30:25
Every once in a while I drop a link and claim it's the best diary I've ever read. I've kinda come to realize that there's a lotta stuff that's just so great to read though; there isn't any one best post.



That said, this is one of those best diaries I've ever read.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 19:33:05
Quote by shelaghc:

Back from the set - exhausted (about seven hours of sleep total in two days), but had a great time.



I sacked out on the couch after getting home this morning around 6:00AM (couldn't sleep until nearly 8:00AM) and woke up after only four hours. Will certainly need to get to bed early tonight.



Should I plug in an extended comment with whatever details I remember?


I'd love to hear about it, if you're up for it...



Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 19:34:36
Quote by Raine:

Oh my gawd... OH MY GOD! MARY shut the hell up!


Randi: Tell me one thing I've said about Hillary that wasn't true.



Caller: Uh...How come you don't talk about Rezko?





Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 19:37:16
Now Playing: Space Station Soma





Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 19:43:31
Quote by Scoopster:

Every once in a while I drop a link and claim it's the best diary I've ever read. I've kinda come to realize that there's a lotta stuff that's just so great to read though; there isn't any one best post.



That said, this is one of those best diaries I've ever read.
That was amazing Scoop.



We need more conversations to be like this.



Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 19:48:03
Speaking of Lanny Davis, maybe HRC could ask her surrogates to give the VP talk a little break and stop pulling stuff like this:

Vote Both

http://www.voteboth.com/img/MAINitem1.jpg






MAn at this point, I f*cking need a break. HRC surrogates, give it a rest! the primaries are over and the members need a BREAK for a few days at least!!! You guys are like friggin mosquitos at this point!



I mean seriously... the wording on this is just unacceptable.



Comment by TriSec on 06/05/2008 19:50:02
Ya know....there's something creepy about that photo....





Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 19:51:41
Quote by BobR:

The Perfect Musical for Mondo will be playing here in Atlanta for the next month:



Song of the Living Dead - A Zombie Musical



Of course: the trailer:









Sounds like I might need to make road trip!





Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 19:53:08
Quote by Raine:

Speaking of Lanny Davis, maybe HRC could ask her surrogates to give the VP talk a little break and stop pulling stuff like this:

Vote Both

http://www.voteboth.com/img/MAINitem1.jpg






MAn at this point, I f*cking need a break. HRC surrogates, give it a rest! the primaries are over and the members need a BREAK for a few days at least!!! You guys are like friggin mosquitos at this point!



I mean seriously... the wording on this is just unacceptable.



Let 'em know how you feel

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 19:55:40
Good Go vote for McCain, you think that hillary will have any chance in hell of ever implementing ANY of the policies all her supporters Loved?



You think John McCain will treat HRC better as a she is a WOMAN than Obama will? John mcCain IS a sexist.



I mean when you vote for McCain, make sure you check your womb at the door, because if the GOP get elected, you lose your body.

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 19:56:31
**************************************************

By the by. . . . . For Comcast On Demand subscribers, IRAQ FOR SALE is available in the FREE MOVIES section until 7/31!!!


********************************************************


I forgot to mention that when I saw it initially!

Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 19:57:20
Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

Oh my gawd... OH MY GOD! MARY shut the hell up!


Randi: Tell me one thing I've said about Hillary that wasn't true.



Caller: Uh...How come you don't talk about Rezko?







Mary called Randi? The same Mary that called Thom? I didn't hear it.



Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 19:58:48
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:

Quote by Raine:

Oh my gawd... OH MY GOD! MARY shut the hell up!


Randi: Tell me one thing I've said about Hillary that wasn't true.



Caller: Uh...How come you don't talk about Rezko?







Mary called Randi? The same Mary that called Thom? I didn't hear it.



didn't hear anything on Thom. But i don't like Thom.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 20:01:02
Tri, you know how many times I was written up at AOL? Did it effect my career there. In the short term, yeah. In the long term, NO. I'm not familiar with Mass labor law, so I don't know if they can fire you without cause or not. I will say this action plans etc whatever you want to call them are just a way making good employees wake the hell up and get yer crap together. On of my best buds at AOL literally had one foot out the door due a write up. He is now one of the best fraud investigators the company has.



My advice, don't sweet it. You are good at what you do.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 20:07:53
Psst - Mondo - it's "sweat" it.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 20:07:56
Here is what I sent.



Give it a rest. She has not even officially stopped running for president. She needs to show that she is a leader FIRST and get her supporters behind the nominee. Give it a rest.



When Hillary Clinton can show that she can be a leader and support the winner of the nomination, then maybe it should be up to the NOMINEE to make a chose that is the right fit for our nation.



She lost. That is a reality. She will not be elected president. The people have spoken. You don't get fired from a job and then tell the people who said no thank you to you that you will take a few weeks to mull it over. It is actions like yours that are making this country angrier and angrier at HRC. I voted for her as a senator --HAPPILY. And I will again if need be, but now is the time to let our nominee make a choice, now is the time to stop shoving HRC down the throats of people who are not yet sure this will be a good fit.



Stop this nonsense and start spending some time to heal the hearts of many HRC supporters who are looking for CLOSURE.



First let's get all HRC supporters time to mourn, and then time to get on board, because believe it or not, it is more important to defeat John McCain in November than it is to get HRC as a VP. IF she is the great leader I KNOW she is, she can do GREAT things from ANYWHERE in DC. I have faith in that, maybe you guys should as well.



Until then, stop doing a disservice to this woman, she deserves better than this crap from her surrogates.



Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 20:09:57
Quote by Random:



But i don't like Thom.










:thud:

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 20:10:51
Quote by Raine:

Speaking of Lanny Davis, maybe HRC could ask her surrogates to give the VP talk a little break and stop pulling stuff like this:

Vote Both

http://www.voteboth.com/img/MAINitem1.jpg






MAn at this point, I f*cking need a break. HRC surrogates, give it a rest! the primaries are over and the members need a BREAK for a few days at least!!! You guys are like friggin mosquitos at this point!



I mean seriously... the wording on this is just unacceptable.







Speaking Lanny Davis, I believe I remember my very plugged into the MoCo Democratic party mother calling Mr Davis an incredible asshole when he showed up on the political landscape many years ago. I have a call into Mom for confirmation. I will let you know for sure later.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 20:12:08
Quote by Raine:

Here is what I sent.



Give it a rest. She has not even officially stopped running for president. She needs to show that she is a leader FIRST and get her supporters behind the nominee. Give it a rest.



When Hillary Clinton can show that she can be a leader and support the winner of the nomination, then maybe it should be up to the NOMINEE to make a chose that is the right fit for our nation.



She lost. That is a reality. She will not be elected president. The people have spoken. You don't get fired from a job and then tell the people who said no thank you to you that you will take a few weeks to mull it over. It is actions like yours that are making this country angrier and angrier at HRC. I voted for her as a senator --HAPPILY. And I will again if need be, but now is the time to let our nominee make a choice, now is the time to stop shoving HRC down the throats of people who are not yet sure this will be a good fit.



Stop this nonsense and start spending some time to heal the hearts of many HRC supporters who are looking for CLOSURE.



First let's get all HRC supporters time to mourn, and then time to get on board, because believe it or not, it is more important to defeat John McCain in November than it is to get HRC as a VP. IF she is the great leader I KNOW she is, she can do GREAT things from ANYWHERE in DC. I have faith in that, maybe you guys should as well.



Until then, stop doing a disservice to this woman, she deserves better than this crap from her surrogates.



Someone has been watching Randi



Comment by Mondobubba on 06/05/2008 20:12:44
Quote by wickedpam:

Psst - Mondo - it's "sweat" it.




Mondo regrets the spelling error.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 20:13:13
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:



But i don't like Thom.










:thud:


What? I don't. He's not bad, i just don't like listening to him.





Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 20:13:17
I LOVE the yelling at Barack speeches!! He's like a Rock Star.



Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 20:16:13
Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:



But i don't like Thom.










:thud:


What? I don't. He's not bad, i just don't like listening to him.







Just a difference in opinion. . .

He's my favorite.



Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 20:16:48
Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by wickedpam:

Psst - Mondo - it's "sweat" it.




Mondo regrets the spelling error.










:P

Comment by shelaghc on 06/05/2008 20:17:47
If Bob's the only one interested in the stuff about the extra work, I'd rather not clog up the blog with it. I'll just email you the tale and a link to some pics.

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 20:17:54
The only thing I borrowed from Randi was the Job line.



The rest is how I am feeling. Seriously.



This is just BULLSHIT.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 20:19:07
Quote by Raine:

Here is what I sent.



Give it a rest. She has not even officially stopped running for president. She needs to show that she is a leader FIRST and get her supporters behind the nominee. Give it a rest.



When Hillary Clinton can show that she can be a leader and support the winner of the nomination, then maybe it should be up to the NOMINEE to make a chose that is the right fit for our nation.



She lost. That is a reality. She will not be elected president. The people have spoken. You don't get fired from a job and then tell the people who said no thank you to you that you will take a few weeks to mull it over. It is actions like yours that are making this country angrier and angrier at HRC. I voted for her as a senator --HAPPILY. And I will again if need be, but now is the time to let our nominee make a choice, now is the time to stop shoving HRC down the throats of people who are not yet sure this will be a good fit.



Stop this nonsense and start spending some time to heal the hearts of many HRC supporters who are looking for CLOSURE.



First let's get all HRC supporters time to mourn, and then time to get on board, because believe it or not, it is more important to defeat John McCain in November than it is to get HRC as a VP. IF she is the great leader I KNOW she is, she can do GREAT things from ANYWHERE in DC. I have faith in that, maybe you guys should as well.



Until then, stop doing a disservice to this woman, she deserves better than this crap from her surrogates.



I sent this before:

First of all - it's unacceptable to suggest a "Clinton/Obama" ticket, when Obama is clearly the winner of the primaries. Secondly, the color toning on the photograph is a not-so-subtle racist gimmick.



Finally: Obama has the right to consider whoever he wants and should not be browbeaten with propogandist crap like this. Hillary might be better served in a cabinet position or as senate majority leader (she could do no worse than Reid). Why force something that's uncomfortable for both just because it's something YOU want?

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 20:19:53
Quote by Raine:

The only thing I borrowed from Randi was the Job line.



The rest is how I am feeling. Seriously.



This is just BULLSHIT.


First off: I was poking.

Second off, I'm pretty sure she has been harping the, she hasn't even stopped running for president bit too.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 20:20:31
Quote by shelaghc:

If Bob's the only one interested in the stuff about the extra work, I'd rather not clog up the blog with it. I'll just email you the tale and a link to some pics.


clog up the blog???



you're going to have to work pretty hard to do that

Comment by IzzyBitz on 06/05/2008 20:21:01
Quote by starling310:

: thom's caller : BBOX as VeePee!!



MY CHIIFFON IS WET!










Comment by starling310 on 06/05/2008 20:24:07
Ooh Izzy....thanks for playing on that post!



Thought that one went under the radar.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 20:25:16
Quote by BobR:

I sent this before:

First of all - it's unacceptable to suggest a "Clinton/Obama" ticket, when Obama is clearly the winner of the primaries. Secondly, the color toning on the photograph is a not-so-subtle racist gimmick.



Finally: Obama has the right to consider whoever he wants and should not be browbeaten with propogandist crap like this. Hillary might be better served in a cabinet position or as senate majority leader (she could do no worse than Reid). Why force something that's uncomfortable for both just because it's something YOU want?


Okay...it does say Clinton/Obama. I saw Pelosi basically do the same thing today, talking as if Clinton could still be Pres and choose a VP.

I don't get the second thing, I don't see a racist gimick in the color toning.

And, i totally agree on the last point, she needs to be in the cabinet. Obama needs a party elder or something, someone with experience and clout.

My Vote will be fore an Obama/Gore Ticket.

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 20:26:46
Quote by BobR:

Quote by shelaghc:

If Bob's the only one interested in the stuff about the extra work, I'd rather not clog up the blog with it. I'll just email you the tale and a link to some pics.


clog up the blog???



you're going to have to work pretty hard to do that


Yup, Random trying to do that since he got here, It no work.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/05/2008 20:27:43
TriSec! Just saw your post. So very sorry to hear about your job issues. It SUCKS that they'd do that to you. I just know that something good will come your way.





Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 20:33:55
Quote by shelaghc:

If Bob's the only one interested in the stuff about the extra work, I'd rather not clog up the blog with it. I'll just email you the tale and a link to some pics.
Of course we are intrested



Sometimes I can't always respond to everything, especially when I am trying to paint, and get the MEssage baord humming a long a little better and cooking collards and the flaven.



Of course we are interested! You should ASSUME there is interest!



Comment by wickedpam on 06/05/2008 20:42:22
Quote by Random:

Quote by starling310:

Quote by Random:



But i don't like Thom.










:thud:


What? I don't. He's not bad, i just don't like listening to him.









It took we a while to warm up to Thomm so I understand

Comment by Raine on 06/05/2008 20:46:42
snarfed from over at Kos...





John McCain: Change you can Depend on....







































http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/8953/mccaindependswb2.jpg


Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 20:56:17
Quote by Raine:

snarfed from over at Kos...



John McCain: Change you can Depend on....



http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/8953/mccaindependswb2.jpg


Ageist!! :bad:









:rofl:

Comment by clintster on 06/05/2008 20:57:49
So, the headline at hillaryis44 is "When Will Obama Concede, Part II"



Methinks the Obama-haters have jumped the shark

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 21:17:34
Quote by clintster:

So, the headline at hillaryis44 is "When Will Obama Concede, Part II"



Methinks the Obama-haters have jumped the shark


These are people that love their candidate more than they love their country.

Comment by IzzyBitz on 06/05/2008 21:37:05
Quote by starling310:

Ooh Izzy....thanks for playing on that post!



Thought that one went under the radar.




No way! Now you have McCain Depends to take of your exciteable bladder problem!



I think a lot of the "Obama haters" are freepers, so I'm not getting too excited about it yet. I would bet the farm that most of the callers to progressive radio shows saying that they are going to vote for McCain are freepers aka assholes.

Comment by clintster on 06/05/2008 21:40:06
Quote by BobR:



These are people that love their candidate more than they love their country.




I don't think it's so much that they love "their" candidate anymore as it is that they just hate Barack for whatever reason.



That's their whole goddamned raison d'etre, ain't it?

(not-so-obscure movie reference?)



Comment by clintster on 06/05/2008 21:43:46
Quote by IzzyBitz:



No way! Now you have McCain Depends to take of your exciteable bladder problem!



I think a lot of the "Obama haters" are freepers, so I'm not getting too excited about it yet. I would bet the farm that most of the callers to progressive radio shows saying that they are going to vote for McCain are freepers aka assholes.




Freepers aka assholes? Isn't that redundant; don't'cha think?



It's like ray-ee-aaaaayne...

Comment by livingonli on 06/05/2008 22:12:47
I go away for a few hours and I miss all the fun.

Comment by BobR on 06/05/2008 22:16:38
Quote by livingonli:

I go away for a few hours and I miss all the fun.


There's always more fun to be had - it's like a non-stop party!

Comment by Random on 06/05/2008 23:39:38
Random has Returned.

Comment by clintster on 06/05/2008 23:51:27
One I found for Adele/Donnie/the new troll over @SMSLB:

http://www.dtdstudios.com/fark/ctroll.jpg






Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 00:16:31
Quote by clintster:

One I found for Adele/Donnie/the new troll over @SMSLB:

http://www.dtdstudios.com/fark/ctroll.jpg






New Troll?

Someone beside Adele And Donnie?

Comment by m-hadley on 06/06/2008 00:30:45
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by BobR:

Okay, if this is what the contestants look like on "Dance", then I really don't want to watch it...



http://l.yimg.com/a/i/ww/news/2008/06/05/tvrejects-full.jpg


:sprint:


Looks like someone hired Tammy Faye's old makeup person.




Tammy Faye meets Sally Struthers before she bulked up to 300 lbs - I'm just sayin' :D

Back in Tulsa. Sorry to hear about TriSec's situation - that is a true drag - if you'd like me to research some Mass. Labor Law - contact me at [email protected] and I'd be glad to find the basic laws for you and your situation (although I am loathe to recommend that you hire a lawyer - very spendy with questionable results).

Anyway folks, I'm back in Tulsa and the OKC panel went well - just relieved it is over :)

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/06/2008 00:52:18
What's the website that shows who contributes to candidates? Anyone?

Comment by Shane-O on 06/06/2008 00:57:49
RWH - Sorry I did not respond to your comments last night - I crashed out early and didn't get to read the rest of yesterday's thread until today.



I will put together Bushism clips as requested. Would it be OK if I did it during the June 30 - July 4 week? The SMS crew will be on vaction, so I can use my SMS production time during that week to get it done.



Thanks!

Comment by TriSec on 06/06/2008 01:05:12
Evening, folks!



Sox leading Tampa late...featured a brawl back about the 2nd inning.



I'm going old-school tonight, Bring on the Lakers!!



LA Fakers, I think I used to call them back in the day...





Which reminds me, I still have my vintage Celtics "home" jacket downstairs somewhere. Wonder if it still fits? Red Auerbach touched me on the shamrock back about 1987 or so; I haven't washed it since.





Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 01:12:54
I dun do sports...Well, baseball some.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/06/2008 01:18:31
Braves playing Marlins tonight. I can't watch. :eyes closed:

Comment by m-hadley on 06/06/2008 01:20:02
Quote by velveeta jones:

What's the website that shows who contributes to candidates? Anyone?




Velveeta,

Here's the web site that I think you are looking for - http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/ - I finally contributed enough to Obama's campaign that I show up. Not sure if that is a good thing - but there you have it. You can also get Momma's home address via this web site (months ago, when I first discovered it, I e-mailed Steph and let her know).

Have fun...

Cheers,

mfaye :D



Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 01:23:16
Quote by velveeta jones:

Braves playing Marlins tonight. I can't watch. :eyes closed:


GO MARLINS!

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/06/2008 01:29:54
Quote by TriSec:

Evening, folks!



Sox leading Tampa late...featured a brawl back about the 2nd inning.



I'm going old-school tonight, Bring on the Lakers!!



LA Fakers, I think I used to call them back in the day...





Which reminds me, I still have my vintage Celtics "home" jacket downstairs somewhere. Wonder if it still fits? Red Auerbach touched me on the shamrock back about 1987 or so; I haven't washed it since.









Go Celts. My question for you Tri is why is the word Celtics pronounced with an "S" and not the hard "K"? Please esplane.

Comment by velveeta jones on 06/06/2008 01:30:35
Thanks Faye.



And Random.......... that's why I can't watch. I'm still a Marlins fan, at heart, even though I now live in "Braves Country" (sorta).



*sigh*

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/06/2008 01:32:08
Quote by Random:

Quote by velveeta jones:

Braves playing Marlins tonight. I can't watch. :eyes closed:


GO MARLINS!






I agree! Second only in pantheon of baseball loathing to the Yankees are the Braves. I can't call them the Sith, that is reserved for the Yankees. Hmmm what to do, what to do.

Comment by TriSec on 06/06/2008 01:33:39
Quote by Mondobubba:



Go Celts. My question for you Tri is why is the word Celtics pronounced with an "S" and not the hard "K"? Please esplane.




Erm, because it's New England?







Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 01:35:46
Quote by velveeta jones:

Thanks Faye.



And Random.......... that's why I can't watch. I'm still a Marlins fan, at heart, even though I now live in "Braves Country" (sorta).



*sigh*


Ah, the only thing that I'll keep from Florida, is my Love of the Marlins. Twice winners of the World Series. Defying the greats that is the Yankees.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/06/2008 01:46:52
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Mondobubba:



Go Celts. My question for you Tri is why is the word Celtics pronounced with an "S" and not the hard "K"? Please esplane.




Erm, because it's New England?











That even begs the question more, Tri. The place is crawling with folks of Celtic descent which makes the mispronunciation even weirder. I am not in anyway demeaning the skills/abilities or apparent linguistic quirks of the fine, hardy, and rugged people of New England. I'm just curious. :shrug:



This is one of things that people just aren't suppose to know.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/06/2008 01:58:24
I'm outta here - g'night everybody - I'm heading to la-la-land...

Cheers,

mfaye :D

Comment by livingonli on 06/06/2008 02:00:14
Sweet dreams, mfaye. Hope the stuff helps you sleep.

Comment by livingonli on 06/06/2008 02:04:34
The Braves beat the Marlins 7-5.

Comment by BobR on 06/06/2008 02:26:31
Quote by livingonli:

The Braves beat the Marlins 7-5.


:: shakes my fair-weather-Braves-fan ass at the Marlins and their fans :: :butt:

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 02:29:24
Quote by clintster:

Quote by IzzyBitz:



No way! Now you have McCain Depends to take of your exciteable bladder problem!



I think a lot of the "Obama haters" are freepers, so I'm not getting too excited about it yet. I would bet the farm that most of the callers to progressive radio shows saying that they are going to vote for McCain are freepers aka assholes.




Freepers aka assholes? Isn't that redundant; don't'cha think?



It's like ray-ee-aaaaayne...
Good one, Alannis... you got a fork to put in it? I only got a spoon. ;)



Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 02:35:31
Hey everyone, we just went the the *Fabulous* Fox theatre (really, taht is it's name, you can look it up) to see the Scorcese Movie "Let it Shine"



If you love good concert films and/or the Rolling stones, this was GREAT! Man I can't believe that these men are older than my mom...



Bill Clinton was in it, actually, he got a decent round of Applause. His wife was shown briefly... she, not so much. BUT there was not ONE boo in the audience!!!



I felt like I was AT the BEacon theatre attending the concert to tell you the truth.

Comment by IzzyBitz on 06/06/2008 02:54:32
GO CELTICS!



Kiss my Kobe!

Comment by livingonli on 06/06/2008 03:08:30
Quote by Raine:

Hey everyone, we just went the the *Fabulous* Fox theatre (really, taht is it's name, you can look it up) to see the Scorcese Movie "Let it Shine"



If you love good concert films and/or the Rolling stones, this was GREAT! Man I can't believe that these men are older than my mom...



Bill Clinton was in it, actually, he got a decent round of Applause. His wife was shown briefly... she, not so much. BUT there was not ONE boo in the audience!!!



I felt like I was AT the BEacon theatre attending the concert to tell you the truth.


Well if you go back to the days of the studio system, there was a Fox chain of movie houses. And they do have the Searchlight division which is their "independent" division.

Comment by MMB on 06/06/2008 04:24:13
I love the Braves my son and my brother went 6 years in a row when Cory was 7 in 92 i went along i know some people hate them but that's ok. Chipper Jones the Braves third baseman is working with some very hard wood he hit his 400th homer tonight!!!!!! So GO BRAVES they are just as good as anyone else.

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 04:59:06
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Raine:

Hey everyone, we just went the the *Fabulous* Fox theatre (really, taht is it's name, you can look it up) to see the Scorcese Movie "Let it Shine"



If you love good concert films and/or the Rolling stones, this was GREAT! Man I can't believe that these men are older than my mom...



Bill Clinton was in it, actually, he got a decent round of Applause. His wife was shown briefly... she, not so much. BUT there was not ONE boo in the audience!!!



I felt like I was AT the BEacon theatre attending the concert to tell you the truth.


Well if you go back to the days of the studio system, there was a Fox chain of movie houses. And they do have the Searchlight division which is their "independent" division.
you really have to google it. it has nothing to do with the FOX that we know today. It is a theatre... This is the most beautiful theatre I have ever seen. I feel like I am in Moracco --- the ceiling looks like the stars are out, with clouds and all. Really, they have clouds and stars.



This is just a beautiful place. I felt bad for he beacon. and the beacon WAS a close first before tonite.



Comment by clintster on 06/06/2008 11:23:33
Quote by Raine:

Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Raine:

Hey everyone, we just went the the *Fabulous* Fox theatre (really, taht is it's name, you can look it up) to see the Scorcese Movie "Let it Shine"



If you love good concert films and/or the Rolling stones, this was GREAT! Man I can't believe that these men are older than my mom...



Bill Clinton was in it, actually, he got a decent round of Applause. His wife was shown briefly... she, not so much. BUT there was not ONE boo in the audience!!!



I felt like I was AT the BEacon theatre attending the concert to tell you the truth.


Well if you go back to the days of the studio system, there was a Fox chain of movie houses. And they do have the Searchlight division which is their "independent" division.
you really have to google it. it has nothing to do with the FOX that we know today. It is a theatre... This is the most beautiful theatre I have ever seen. I feel like I am in Moracco --- the ceiling looks like the stars are out, with clouds and all. Really, they have clouds and stars.



This is just a beautiful place. I felt bad for he beacon. and the beacon WAS a close first before tonite.





The Fox in Atlanta is very much a beautiful venue. I've seen Broadway shows and concerts there, and every time I go in, my inner architect comes out to soak it all in.



Comment by m-hadley on 06/06/2008 11:27:36
Go Celtics (speaking as an old fan of the Bird)!

Still can't post on the SMS Live Blog - got no response from ProducerChris, so this morning - I resigned my position as the official radical militant librarian of the SMS. Sad, but a grrrl's gotta maintain some pride

Over and out,

Cheers,

mfaye :D