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Dino Didier Double-sided Dildo

First Official Tacomic Endorsement for Election Cycle 2010
posted Aug 10, 2010
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My favorite intensely-ignorant Clint Didier moment so far was our own one-time "grit city" blog Tribnet reporter Niki Sullivan(now Reading)'s BIZZARO interview on TeeVee Washington. What followed was a narrative of military shotgun wielding IRS agents, a nincompoop interpretation of the global climate change crisis, and stunning suggestion to outsource/relocate all state/federal prisons to Mexico.  

You have to give it to Mr. Didier; however, the man has charisma when compared to Dino Rossi who has all the charm and charisma of a still born pig fetus.  



Even so, The Tacomic officially endorses Patty Murray for U.S. Senate (while unofficially endorsing Goodspaceguy).  My favorite description of Patty Murray comes from a radio interview with Chalmers Johnson who, to paraphrase, said "Washington state has two perfectly nice senators, but mention Boeing or Base Reduction to them and they transform into snarling hyenas." 

 The End. 

by panachronic on 8/10/2010 @ 7:53am
There's no hate quite like left-wing hate, is there?

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 8:45am
Left wingers have to engage in bashing because, in fact, they have no accomplishments they can point to. None.

And it seems a bit ironic that someone who supports Patty Murray would point out that her opponents were lacking charisma. When I see her spewing out her half-truths on TV I'm reminded of an animated turnip.

by captiveyak on 8/10/2010 @ 8:50am
i personally have a great many accomplishments, Fredo. And I'm a bit of a leftist. I once made sweet potato fries, and they were actually OKAY!

by Jesse on 8/10/2010 @ 8:53am
Fredo: What were the hot issues in 2000 when Bush took office? Now ask yourself, what are they now? They're the same issues because Bush did nothing in office but chase middle eastern ghosts.

And Dino Rossi needs to give it up. Nobody wants you here dude! Maybe you could be a carpetbagging traitor ala LeBron James (or maybe Hillary?) and run for office in Idaho.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 8:56am
as my good friend Crenshaw points out on my face book page "I guess if people don't like this Tacomic they know what they can do with it."

:)

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 9:04am
Here is my Senator Murray link I forgot to include in the description paragraph...

Sen. Murray earns her keep in the other Washington
by Goldy


"but I still think they’re going to endorse Sen. Patty Murray in November.

Why? Well, the more than $500 million she just won for our state in additional federal aid for Medicaid and public schools is just one of many examples of how important she is to our local economy. That’s $500 million to be spent right here in state. That means thousands of jobs that won’t disappear due to even further draconian cutbacks. That means smaller class sizes, and more kids getting preventative health care.

Had Dino Rossi been senator, he would have stuck to his ideological guns and voted with the Republican leadership to block the amendment. But not only did Murray fight hard to pass the amendment, she’s the one who sponsored it."

by KevinFreitas on 8/10/2010 @ 9:06am
Challenge: respond to political comics with more political comics! I for one would love to see visual/artistic responses as a way to change up the political discourse. Any takers? Let me know and I can help you get the images posted if need be.

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 9:15am
Dino Rossi needs to give it up. Nobody wants you here dude Jesse

According to Wikipedia, in the last year when both Rossi and Murray were involved in elections at the same time (2004) Murray attracted 1.5M votes and Rossi 1.4M votes.

Jesse, do really think Rossi can't overcome a 100,000 vote popularity deficit with President Obama's low approval ratings, high unemployment, rampant immigration problems, and the economy in the tank?

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 9:20am
Kevin! How about the ability to draw directly in the comment boxes? I for one would like to give Fredo/Thorax that ability.

by Jesse on 8/10/2010 @ 9:39am
"Jesse, do really think Rossi can't overcome a 100,000 vote popularity deficit with President Obama's low approval ratings, high unemployment, rampant immigration problems, and the economy in the tank?" -- Fredo

He could probably get elected now because of the state of the economy and the desperation people have. Adolf Hitler was elected the same way.

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 9:39am
good idea nacho but thorax already knows how to draw. i have no technical skills, no drawing ability, just a wildly uncontrolled and elliptical thought process.

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 9:41am
Adolf Hitler was elected the same way.

There's the magic word, time for Thorax's Nazi kangaroo.

by inbloodyrise on 8/10/2010 @ 9:53am
i don't know snakes from dildos about drawing.


by Jesse on 8/10/2010 @ 10:04am
@RR: That's an invite to be Facebook cronies?

by Keeper on 8/10/2010 @ 10:07am
Amazing how blindly people will follow party lines!

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 10:28am
on a serious note, the MIRTH of this cartoon is overshadowed by the news of my old, moderate republican Senator Tedd "Uncle" Stevens being killed in a plane crash.

Like all Alaskans, my family had connections to this champion of the 49th state. Uncle Ted will live on in our hearts, which by any recognition is just a series of tubes...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f99PcP0aFNE



Mr. Dino, Mr. Didier.. you're .000000000001 the man that Uncle Ted was.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 10:38am
MEANWHILE:

we can all read the google tea leaves

www.google.com/trends?q=patty+murray,+di...

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 11:38am
*yawn*

Clearly if one was paying attention, they'd see the Dider/Dino amalgamation is pretty much the exact same beast as Patty Smurphy. The so-called "differences" are just an illusion to catch your vote. I'm sorry to say it, but all politicians are the same once you get beyond the local level. One does not advance to state/national politics unless they're part of "the club".*
The politics of the US can be summed up with a little algebra:
R = D

If you vote for either, we still lose.

@ Fredo: The Kangaroo is not Beetlejuice. Invoking Goodwin's law three times will not necessarily make the Kangaroo appear.


*there may be an exception or two historically

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/10/2010 @ 12:04pm
I'm glad TO'T didn't lump GoodSpaceGuy into that mix.

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 12:06pm
GoodSpaceGuy and Mike the Mover are in a unique category unto themselves.


Although, I think the Traveler may also be a part of that group.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 12:10pm
Sounds like Thorax has a burning case of the 'apathy' round his groin region. Murray is an educator, Didier is a football coach. It is alarming you can't tell the difference!

by ixia on 8/10/2010 @ 12:13pm
"old, moderate republican"
hahahahahahaha
Last time I heard that Specter changed party
The rest went the way of the Unicorn

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 12:23pm
Republican Party is in the middle of a catastrophic frontal lobotomy right now. Palin can choke and gag on this Tacomic.. . literally!

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 12:27pm
"Murray is an educator"

She taught pre school... teaching toddlers to use the toilet. Obviously, she's an academic superior in intelligence to every other candidate.

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 12:27pm
Hm....

Dider can teach me how to play football and football strategy. Neither of which I find too interesting or really worth sharing outside of the football field.

Murray can teach me to spinelessly vote party lines regardless of how blockheaded those lines are or how one's own conscience may feel. I also don't find this a lesson worth teaching anyone.

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 12:39pm
I may not like Democrats or Republicans, but I certainly don't want members of either to choke and gag on a computer monitor.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/10/2010 @ 12:40pm
I'm all for petitioning the Queen to allow our former colonies to return to the folds of the British Empire. Our little 200-year experiment in representative democracy does not seem to be working out too well, and a constitutional monarchy sounds better all the time. Perhaps something would be done with our crumbling infrastructure then.

(That's a particularly gross Tacomic, by the way.)

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 12:43pm
DUDE! General George Washington would string you from the rafters for talking like that. Well, he wouldn't... maybe get his slaves to do it for him.

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 12:45pm
No thanks. I would rather deal with our f-ed up system than to return to the BE. They're more messed up than we are...

although we'd probably finally go metric. So maybe it wouldn't be all bad.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 12:47pm
Fredo, my wife is a preschool teacher. This is a profession making the world a better place to live in. They do a lot more than teach kids to use the potty (an amazing skill in itself).

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 12:48pm
"Obviously, she's an academic superior in intelligence to every other candidate."

Agreed!

by smeall on 8/10/2010 @ 1:27pm
my husband has just informed me that his doctoral studies would have been nothing without his preschool educators. and he sure is good at wiping his ass.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 1:48pm
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Our next state representative Jessica Smeall !

smeall.org/

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 2:02pm
Nachos, no disrespect to your wife, but calling a person who taught preschool an "academic" is a little like calling the mall cop a policeman. FTR I have 5 years experience in cooperative pre school. There's little going on at preschool that any good parent who understands adolescent behavior couldn't handle almost as well as a trained professional. I frequently filled in for the teacher and had no complaints.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 3:08pm
what do you call a real-estate speculator who teaches lake-side seminars about making money from home foreclosures?

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 3:15pm
what do you call a real-estate speculator who teaches lake-side seminars about making money from home foreclosures?

I'd call him a self employed entrepreneur who's good with numbers and is willing to help with the housing crisis by taking derelict foreclosure homes and get them back into habitable shape. I guess I'm old-school, nachos. I actually thought that having smart self starters elected to congress was a good thing.

I know you don't want to hear this, but Dino didn't cause the recession nor did he cause the housing crisis. I wonder if that might have been Patty Murray's bud, the honorable Bill Clinton?

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 3:24pm
"Mr. Dino, Mr. Didier.. you're .000000000001 the man that Uncle Ted was."

Well there's an entirely fair statement. Neither Rossi nor Didier has spent a single day as US Senator while Stevens enjoyed a 40 year career. Why not give one of them a chance? Patty Murray's had an 18 year career and she hasn't accomplished anything.

by captiveyak on 8/10/2010 @ 3:29pm
Plastic houses and exotic lending caused the recession. It's not a political football. From the very first dawn of our nation, we've been a nation prone to bad property loan ideas. If you want a list of Founding Fathers who only avoided debtors prison because of their connections, the list is long. Hamilton. Burr. Washington. Jefferson. Monroe. Madison. Several of them were in the red for more than $100,000 in 1776 dollars.

Create the device, and suckers will use it.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 3:53pm
getting elected over and over again is a mighty accomplishment. Can't say the same for Dino.

by Jesse on 8/10/2010 @ 3:59pm
Bill Clinton started this recession?

Now I've heard everything.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 4:03pm
I refudiate !

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 4:07pm
The only exotic lending I'm familiar with is the practice of approving loans for non-qualified buyers that began under the Clinton administration. What other exotic lending would you be referring to? I wouldn't want to misinterpret your comment captiveyak, but it sounds like you're saying that since bad property financing schemes have been around for hundreds of years that we should just accept such schemes and hold current perpetrators harmless.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/10/2010 @ 4:07pm
Dino did get the best two out of three...

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 4:07pm
"Plastic houses and exotic lending caused the recession"

"The only exotic lending I'm familiar with is the practice of approving loans for non-qualified buyers that began under the Clinton administration."

Actually, those were the final straw. The current recession actually has it's roots beginning in the 80s. What we saw in 2008 was the collapse of a debt orgy like none ever seen before. Clinton's repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act is what let banks like WaMu act like an investment bank and sign their own death warrant.
This is why no amount of stimulus or "quantitative easing" will fix the underlying structural problem in the US and world economies. The equation is MUCH bigger than just housing, treasury yields, the LIBOR or sovereign debt (which is a ticking H-bomb).
We live in a fiat world, and in a fiat system, credit=money, credit=debt, thus debt=money.
...until the "consumer" is so far in debt that they stop taking on more of it.
Voila, you have a market crash. This mess we're in can't be fixed by Rossi, Obama or Bernake.

The Federal Reserve can print dollars but it cannot force banks loan or people take on more debt.

by Jesse on 8/10/2010 @ 4:50pm
The repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act allowed for banks to get into any other business they like, as I recall. Right after it was repealed you had 5-year interest only loans ala the Great Depression and banks talking about getting into real estate.

Personally, I did the math on this and figured in 2000 that I better buy a house now and sell in about five years before the banks started repo-ing all these houses when the 5-year interest only arms adjusted. The banks could then take a bunch of houses for free and really jump start their real estate businesses by selling houses they got title to for free.

I sold in early 2006, made a fortune, waited, and re-bought in mid 2008 from a foreclosure bank owned property.

My point is that this was all a business plan by big banks. Unfortunately too many people did these loans and the banks couldn't get their real estate businesses up and running in time, and they underestimated the ease of getting into the real estate selling business, to get the payoff out of it. Basically, the loan part of the plan worked too well and because of that, the real estate part faltered.

How could I figure this out in 2000 and our gov't didn't? I'm not a banker or lawyer. I'm just Joe Schmoe and I could see this coming a mile away.

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 4:53pm
The bankers and gov't saw it coming too.
But there was too much $$$$$$ to be made at our expense.
So of course the steam roller was allowed to go forward...

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 4:57pm
Capitalism at work

by Altered Chords on 8/10/2010 @ 4:58pm
The fed does not print dollars. The fed buys us treasury bonds, notes and bills. When they do so, the selling bank gets an increase in reserves.

In 9/08 the Fed gained a new tool. That tool is the amount of interest they pay banks for their excess reserves. Banks can let their excess reserves sit and earn interest at the fed or they can lend the money out. The fed reduces the amount of interest it pays on excess reserves in order to spur bank lending.

in 9/08 when Lehman collapsed, banks lost confidence in their lending partners.

I think Thorax' assesment of the issue is close in that too much debt was the issue but we've been seeing household debt decrease as consumers are tightening their belts.

Bernanke successfully engineered a narrow escape of a deep depression that would have been worse than the depression earlier this century. It is naive to point to unemployment where it is now and conclude that Bernanke is ineffective. There's a world of difference between 10% unemployment and 20% unemployment.

I think our largest concen is the huge disparity of wages in China, India and US. The playing field is evening out and that means US wages are getting lower while the wages of 3rd world nations are increasing. Nothing wrong w/ their wages increasing but big problem for us.

Enough Altered Chords Econ. Need to get back to work before I'm one of the unemployed and move into the Winthrop.

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 5:05pm
One of the following people held a position in congress during the time frame under discussion and could have warned us:

1. Clint Didier
2. Dino Rossi
3. Patti Murray

by Altered Chords on 8/10/2010 @ 5:07pm
Isn't it crazy that Glass-Steagal was created to avoid the very thing that happened right after it was repealed?

Why did Clinton repeal it?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/10/2010 @ 5:43pm
From the Wikipedia regarding Glass-Steagal:

The bill that ultimately repealed the Act was introduced in the Senate by Phil Gramm (Republican of Texas) and in the House of Representatives by Jim Leach (R-Iowa) in 1999. The bills were passed by a Republican majority, basically following party lines by a 54-44 vote in the Senate[10] and by a bi-partisan 343-86 vote in the House of Representatives.[11] After passing both the Senate and House the bill was moved to a conference committee to work out the differences between the Senate and House versions. The final bill resolving the differences was passed in the Senate 90-8 (one not voting) and in the House: 362-57 (15 not voting). The legislation was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 12, 1999.[12]

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 7:34pm
"Stevens’ pursuit of oil drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge." News tribune

RR, I thought you were opposed to oil drilling in environmentally fragile areas yet you profess a high regard for Sen Stevens. What's up?



by panachronic on 8/10/2010 @ 8:45pm
Back on topic...

RR, didn't you get the memo that political dialog was supposed to become civil now that your folks are running everything?

Or maybe could we have political cartoons with a little more emphasis on, you know, politics, and a little less toilet humor?

Just askin'.

by NineInchNachos on 8/10/2010 @ 8:57pm
fuck that bullshit! go read David Horsey if you want the same old fart politically correct mainstream oped cartoon. I give the people something you cant see anyplace else in the whole greater pacific northwest region. This is what makes the Tacomic and you, AWESOME!!!!

IF YOU WERE NEVER A SPECIAL PERSON, YOU ARE A SPECIAL PERSON NOW!

by The Jinxmedic on 8/11/2010 @ 6:39am
@ Panachronic: "RR, didn't you get the memo that political dialog was supposed to become civil now that your folks are running everything?"

HahhahahahaHAHAHhahahaha! That's the funniest thing I have read in months!

Thorax is correct- nothing changes. You want civility? It's long gone.

(That's why I like the Pythians- bitterly clinging to fraternity, civility, and decorum)

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 8:00am
are you a nude or are you a prude?

book burning nazi

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_law

burn in hell comstock!

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 8:03am
Also,

Your people? what do you mean YOUR PEOPLE?

Anarchists? Atheists? Free Thinkers?

The CLAW?

The Commies?

please explain.


by captiveyak on 8/11/2010 @ 8:03am
Political discussions always make apocalypse seem more likely and more wished for than utopia. Sure, gingerbread houses might not bear much of a load, but that doesn't mean slaughterhouses are the only probable alternative.

My prediction: Things are just going to continue to be Blah.

by Altered Chords on 8/11/2010 @ 8:37am
So it was actually the republicans who repealed glass steagel.

Smooth move.

by fredo on 8/11/2010 @ 8:39am
Things are just going to continue to be Blah.

If Americans continue clinging to the notion that our workers should earn exponentially more than any other worker in the world and our public sector workers all require premium pay, benefits, and pensions, things are going to be worse than blah they're going to be....apocalyptic.

Has anyone caught Patty Murray's commercials on TeeVee? She reads a little scripted message about how she's fighting for increased government spending on airplanes and veterns affairs. She uses really simple words like she's talking to a group of preschoolers. Theres no acknowledgement of our real problems. Just sort of a Weekly Reader approach to national affairs. I can't decide whether to laugh or cry at her complete cluelessness.

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 8:43am
right so let us elect more do nothing republicans to hang from the presidents neck like dead albatross

by fredo on 8/11/2010 @ 8:45am
The legislation was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 12, 1999.[12] crenshaw

I'm pretty sure he was a Democrat. and who was on board at the time? That would be RR's pho-king winner

Senator Patty Murray(D)

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 8:48am
lets trim some government waste. lets kill the stealth bomber! lets withdraw our forces from japan etc etc!

by The Jinxmedic on 8/11/2010 @ 8:48am
@ RR: Great find on that NYSftSoV seal, by the way!


Civility lesson #36: "your folks" can easily be rephrased as "you people" which usually = "racist".

Next down the path, "racist" = "nazi" = Throax Kangaroo of Death.

(There, I just saved us about fifty comments on this thread.)

Play nice.

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 8:49am
lets give our businesses a fighting chance: Universal Healthcare Now!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/11/2010 @ 9:01am
As we create more jobs, as we build a better health care system, as we improve our education, as we develop new sources of energy, as we provide more abundantly for the elderly and the poor, as we strengthen the system of private enterprise that produces our prosperity--as we do all of this and even more, we solidify those essential bonds that hold us together as a nation.

Richard M. Nixon 1974 State of the Union Speech.


by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 9:41am
Richard Nixon, Ted Stevens, pre 2010 John McCain, 1997 Dino Rossi... these are moderate republicans of a bygone era. Today's republicans Sarah Palin, JD Hayworth, Clint Didier etc. are screeching imbeciles courtesy of T.E.A. party

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 4:44pm
BREAKING NEWS

Dino Rossi hates Tacoma glass blowing!

blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2010/08...

by The Jinxmedic on 8/11/2010 @ 4:47pm
Now THAT'S a pane in the glass...

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/11/2010 @ 4:57pm
Careful, Dino.
Them's is fightin' words.

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 6:48pm
at least Dino is not refudiating the ongoing Hanford cleanup, like McCain... Dino isn't that stupid!

by fredo on 8/11/2010 @ 7:01pm
He doesn't want the federal government to pay people to explain glass blowing. I think it's OK not to spend money on that either. For anybody that doesn't know anything about a glass hot shop:

1. put a glob of molten glass on the end of a metal tube
2. blow on it, spin it, shape it with a paddle
3. stick a bar code on it with the price of $99
4. place it in the gift shop for some sucker from Iowa.
5. repeat, remembering to always refer to the glass as "art"

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 7:03pm
Fredo... preschool teacher, FEMA trailer entrepreneur, and now glass blowing explainer ... You're the Tacoma Renaissance Man!

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 7:07pm
WE NEED FISH STATUES, PUPPET SHOWS, GLASS BLOWING uh EXPLAINERS and HANFORD SUPERFUND CLEANUPS we NEED THEM NOW!

oh what, would you rather see those things go out of state?

by fredo on 8/11/2010 @ 7:26pm
You've got to admit, a guy who's willing to point out government waste even in the district he intends to represent is at least trying. I haven't heard Senator Murray talking about government waste recently.

Renaissance Man? maybe, but I could never approach the brilliance of the man who invented the pit bull home lobotomy kit and the dino-didier double headed dildo.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/11/2010 @ 8:08pm
This Tacomic is a brilliant work. With a few strokes of his mighty pen (the pen is mightier than the sword) Mr. Anderson so clearly illustrates the issues before us. Basically no matter which end of this dildo you choose you are going to get screwed. Stay the course, vote Murray and you got no worry.

by fredo on 8/11/2010 @ 9:10pm
If Ms. Murray would pull her head out, then she could make better use of Mr. Anderson's invention.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/11/2010 @ 10:03pm
There's no hate quite like right-wing hate, is there? What a shameful thing to say about a mother, a teacher, and a Roman Catholic. People have burned in hell for less.

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 10:39pm
you guys are so funny. Love it.

by ixia on 8/11/2010 @ 10:49pm
"you are going to get screwed"
The tea party is screwing the republican party. Didier splits the vote. Al is well, crenshaw.

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2010 @ 11:11pm
Have a feeling Didier is going to drop out at last second and throw his weight behind Dino. Would love to see them attack each other more though. :(

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/11/2010 @ 11:18pm
I just hope the Tea Partists run their own candidate during the general election. That will be fun. I wonder if fredo kisses his mother with that mouth of his.

by NineInchNachos on 8/12/2010 @ 4:26pm
I resort to toilet humor...

the enemy resorts to violent psycho talk

"She ought to be shot. Murray and (Sen. Maria) Cantwell ought to be shot."

Read more: blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2010/08...

Dear Secret Service of the United States, this woman should be locked up...

by fredo on 8/12/2010 @ 5:04pm
At a recent campaign event, Dino Rossi was quick to cool down a woman whose outburst veered way, way off message.



Read more: blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2010/08...

Wow, Mr. Rossi thought quickly and calmed the woman down. The guy's not only smart but reacts quickly with just the right comment. Some of his supporters may be overly impassioned but Mr. Rossi is looking more and more like just the right person to unseat Ms. Murray.

by Erik on 8/12/2010 @ 5:06pm
Reference?




by Dave_L on 8/12/2010 @ 5:58pm
Ah, I didn't realize until now that the Tea Party was using that flag.
Not far removed from Franklin's cartoon: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Join,_or_Die

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/12/2010 @ 6:28pm
There is no way to put a good spin on that nut job woman in Spokane that wanted Murray shot. Rossi was just covering his ass. He wants people thinking that way but not saying that stuff in front of the reporters. What part of "shoot" Murray and Cantwell did she not mean?

by fredo on 8/12/2010 @ 6:55pm
When he said she didn't mean it it's probably because he's so perceptive about people. He sensed she was in her menstrual period and therefore was acting hysterically.

by NineInchNachos on 8/12/2010 @ 8:20pm
Rossi quickly pointed out a reporter in the room, and then said, "That's not really what you meant." The businesswoman quickly agreed: "I didn't mean that."

Read more: blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2010/08...


That's some Jedi mind trick! I imagine Dino whispering off the microphone "Ixnay on the gunxplay, reporteray..wink wink"

Assassins for Dino!


by fredo on 8/12/2010 @ 8:33pm
Probably an anarchist infiltrator.

by NineInchNachos on 8/12/2010 @ 8:36pm
lol I forgot about that!

by fredo on 8/12/2010 @ 11:20pm
As U.S. Sen. Patty Murray put it on the floor of the Senate last week: “That means 3,000 teachers in Washington state who are right now in limbo, who are spending this summer not knowing if they’ll return to a classroom or a pink slip in the fall.”

Problem is, there aren’t 3,000 teachers in Washington state facing layoffs. Not even close.



Read more: www.thenewstribune.com/2010/08/12/129845...

In other words...Patty Murray is a pho-king liar.



by NineInchNachos on 8/12/2010 @ 11:28pm
does she deserve to get shot fredo? Why do you justify death threats? Have you no decency sir?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/12/2010 @ 11:42pm
i know, fredo, kind of reminds me of when President Bush told us we had to go to war with Iraq because they had these weapons of mass distruction. how many died because of that little lie? more than 3000 of our brave young people. exactly how much did this little lie cost the tax payers? If Murray didn't fight for the state's share of the money fredo would be the first one complaining about how ineffectual Patty Murray was.

by fredo on 8/13/2010 @ 12:40am
Murray isn't running against Geo. W. Bush. Has either Mr. Rossi or Mr. Didier resorted to lying in order to be elected to the Senate? Pretty sad to see how desperately she clings to her seat. It's time for the voters to refudiate the tennis shoe twit.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/13/2010 @ 1:24am
I don't think Rossi or Didier has resorted to telling the truth to get elected to the Senate and don't suspect they'll start any time soon.

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 1:44am
murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=New...

maybe she forgot to carry a decimal point? Thorax does it all the time. Does that make me like him any less? No it does not.

by fredo on 8/13/2010 @ 6:36am
maybe this clip will convince you liberals in a graphic way of the dangers of electing people like Patty Murray. Prepare for some shocking revelations and don't let the kiddies see this....you've been warned.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-jzblCbsuA

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 8:08am
back on topic (heh like I care) I think fuzzy numbers is a universal politician trait...

blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/tag/pol...



but back on your topic...

Peter Callaghan has some more juicy tidbits for the Anti-Murray camp:

blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2010/08...


by fredo on 8/13/2010 @ 8:25am
100 postings...you've struck gold sir!

back on topic here's a revelatory tidbit for undecided voters:

National unemployment rate when Patty Murray was last running for Senate (November 2004)

5.4 %

Current national unemployment rate (July 2010)

9.5 %


Which of the following candidates helped shape national policy during that time period?

1. Dino Rossi
2. Clint Didier
3. Patty Murray

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 9:17am
4. Goodspaceguy
5. Mike the Mover
6 ________________ (write in)

by captiveyak on 8/13/2010 @ 9:20am
i don't know how anyone could listen to Boehner, McConnell, Sessions and Cantor and walk away thinking, "We need more brilliant men of this ilk representing us in Congress." Any idiot can get in front of a tv and moo "We should not spend a lot of money durrrr," and then approve the Pentagon's full budget while cutting the State Depts -- even though the State Dept is taking over operations in Iraq this month. It's the same damn message the GOP's been preaching for years: Pinch every dime on domestic policy, and spend gluttonously on defense. Define every domestic project as "socialism."

somehow, we can all live through the unmitigated disaster of 2002-2008 and then be frustrated when the mess isn't cleaned up by 2010? Murray was part of the OPPOSITION party during those years. You know, the UNOBSTRUCTIONIST opposition. Or have we all forgotten that such things ever existed in national politics? Blimey.

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 9:25am


MEANWHILE....



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stay tuned.

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 9:32am
"like" captiveyak 's comment. Boehner makes me want to puke. And why i'll NEVER vote for another republican ever!

by fredo on 8/13/2010 @ 9:36am
"don't know how anyone could listen to Boehner, McConnell, Sessions and Cantor and walk away thinking, "We need more brilliant men of this ilk representing us in Congress."

The topic is Didier, Rossi, and Murray.

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 9:40am
Vote Murray! So she has a lousy campaign manager? Big Deal. You wanna see Republicans pick up seats in DC? NO WAY HOSAY!

Republicans are the problem, not the solution.

by Jesse on 8/13/2010 @ 9:48am
Obama even has had Republicans write legislation with him and when the vote came up to pass it, they voted no! Trying to make him fail is just a political strategy to get back the presidency.

No imagine if this becomes the strategy for both parties from here on out. Scary slippery slope and a race to the bottom.

"Country First"? My ass!

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 11:03am
is this you fredo?

BigSwingingRichard wrote on 08/12/2010 06:08:56 PM:

Patty Murray ran as a mom in tennis shoes. What we got was a moron who can't understand basic logic and lacks the brains to tie those tennis shoes. Time to go along with your partners in charge, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

Patty doesn't know truth from fiction, but how could she, she believes everything Obama says.

Remember, it was Patty Murray who brought that young black kid to DC and used him as a prop to justify voting for the Heath Care Reform Bill - and we will soon be paying for this too. She needs to go.

Read more: www.thenewstribune.com/2010/08/12/129845...

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/13/2010 @ 11:09am
"maybe she forgot to carry a decimal point? Thorax does it all the time. Does that make me like him any less? No it does not."

That made my day.

by fredo on 8/13/2010 @ 11:15am
Republicans are the problem, not the solution.

Guess we'd better vote them out of office. OOPS we already did that.

by NineInchNachos on 8/13/2010 @ 11:25am
Dems need to get back the super duper majority. Dino Didier Dildos wont help.

and no, Joe Lieberman does not count.

by captiveyak on 8/13/2010 @ 12:19pm
i'm just fine with the GOP when they're not kowtowing to the religious right and the semi-literate.

by fredo on 8/13/2010 @ 2:15pm
I'm just fine with the Democrats when they're not kowtowing to the government labor unions and pretending to help the semi-literate.



by JesseHillFan on 8/13/2010 @ 5:08pm
Just vote Robert Jesse Hill as the write in candidate (you know that you just want to).

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/14/2010 @ 11:23am
any party having a supermajority is a bad thing.
I want to see both the House and the Senate split evenly down the middle.

by NineInchNachos on 8/23/2010 @ 12:17pm
ha!

blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2010/08...

I love Gig Harbor city councilman Derek Young's comment:

"Seems kinda weird for a guy who got 12% to give the winner advice on how to win.

PS No football analogies?"

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/23/2010 @ 1:53pm
One can hardly call Dino Rossi a "winner".

by The Jinxmedic on 8/23/2010 @ 2:36pm
Rossi did win two out of three counts on the gubernatorial race a few years ago...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/23/2010 @ 3:36pm
Rossi will have to try horse shoes or maybe hand grenades.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/23/2010 @ 4:17pm
He probably has to win three times instead of just two.

(Only in Washington politics does the "best one out of three" win.)



by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/23/2010 @ 4:45pm
If Rossi keeps losing to women he'll end up with some sort of complex.

by NineInchNachos on 8/23/2010 @ 4:46pm
Dino is like the Al Gore of Washington (if George Bush II was a woman)

by The Jinxmedic on 8/23/2010 @ 4:52pm
Yep, so you can't complain about the electoral college anymore. :-)

by NineInchNachos on 8/23/2010 @ 6:23pm
How dare you tell me what I can't complain about! Harrumph!

by marumaruyopparai on 8/23/2010 @ 9:52pm
This whole thread sounds like a big long republican vs. dems diatribe, which is nothing new I 'spose. I gotta throw in with Thorax and say half dozen o' one and six o' the other. Hey RR, wasn't your homeboy Lincoln a republican!?!?

Republicans say don't vote democrat 'cause the government wants to blow all your hard earned cash on social welfare and bloated pork barrel spending. Dems say don't listen to them republicans, they all about unmitigated capitalist enterprise that concerns itself only with profit and growth whilst taking a big fat dump on the labor class AND the consumer. Republicans trumpet free enterprise, big business and Wall Street, which are oft all out for your money and in it for themselves. Democrats want your money too, for more government. I'm okay with the republican credo of "bloated government makes us all worse off" but what difference does it make when free enterprise wants to deny my health care coverage on technicalities and put profit over people. Look at agri-business, we give 'em hard earned money for a cheap breakfast and what do we get? Inhumane slaughter farms that are a blight on middle America and a bad case of Salmonella- thanks a-holes!!!

Social welfare is fine where it's necessary, the civilians can't survive eating only war and when the defense budget becomes the offense budget the American people aren't the only one's who suffer. Who are you best trusting your hard earned money with? Seems like the options are dicey regardless of what party you wave a banner for. Don't trust big business, be suspicious of government. Trust your cash with the guys and gals who live in YOUR neighborhood. Go local people!!! As for your vote, regardless of who you choose they ain't gonna make it all better. Change starts with you brothers and sisters of democracy!!!

by fredo on 8/23/2010 @ 9:56pm
I just read Murray's wiki entry to see if she had any accomplishments beyond being elected three times. There wasn't much there. Kind of surprising that a senator with 18 years in office would have so little to show for it. Would rewarding Patti with another 6 year term awaken her from her somnambular legislative stupor? Doubtful.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/23/2010 @ 10:02pm
The only way for Rossi to beat Murray is to become Didier's bitch.

by fredo on 8/23/2010 @ 10:19pm
"I wonder if crenshaw kisses his mother with that mouth of his."

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 12:09am
Lincoln would blow his own brains out if he saw what is happening to the republican party today.

www.boingboing.net/2010/08/23/all-yall-d...


also..

www.publicola.net/2010/08/20/didier-wont...

www.publicola.net/2010/08/20/didier-resp...

by fredo on 8/24/2010 @ 12:29am
I watched your video Nachos. Unable to find the part of the video where it refers to the Republican Party. How did you determine the people in the video belonged to the Republican Party?

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 1:01am
ah good catch fredo. I'm being fooled by anarchist infiltrators again! Those guys are always getting the better of me.

by fredo on 8/24/2010 @ 8:09am
"The claim: Sen. Patty Murray said this month that 3,000 teaching jobs in Washington state were at risk in the fall without new federal aid that she helped pushed through Congress.

What we found: That's not the case. In fact, state officials say school budgets largely are set by now. Any teachers subject to layoffs are likely already gone, and those with new contracts can't be laid off this school year, according to the governor's budget office"

In other words...Patty Murray is a liar.

These quotes are from today's Seattle Times.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/24/2010 @ 8:23am
Down with the two-party system. Restore the monarchy now!

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 8:25am
some Dino Tea Party love from the TNT..




State tea party activists back Dino Rossi in Senate race

OLYMPIA – Some Washington state tea party activists have endorsed Republican Dino Rossi’s campaign against Democrat Patty Murray for U.S. Senate.

Read more: www.thenewstribune.com/2010/08/24/131231...


- - -

Only a gutsy loser demands concessions from the winner

If I were cynical about American politics, I might conclude the whole thing was a setup.

Read more: www.thenewstribune.com/2010/08/24/131225...



by fredo on 8/24/2010 @ 8:43am
Is anyone surprised that tea party supporters would tend to line up behind Dino? I don't find this news even remotely newsworthy.

What's newsworthy is that the incumbent is so desperate to win that she has to resort to lying. When is she going to explain why she lied?

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2010 @ 8:55am
if tea-bag conservative chicks are your thing, you may enjoy this "Liberty Belle" crazy person. . .

redistributingknowledge.blogspot.com/

she makes some 'compelling' arguments.

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 9:42am
"Tuesday at her South Lake Union campaign office and discussed what she's hearing from voters, why recent federal money she steered back here for education is still a good deal, even though specific jobs claims have been questioned, how she's "increasingly concerned" about U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and what she sees as Rossi's "blatant willingness" to take the country back to what she sees as the bad old days."

blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archi...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/25/2010 @ 10:10am
It is true, Dino will not fight for Washington. All he is interested in is placating his conservative overlords and being Clint Didier's bitch.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/25/2010 @ 10:16am
Silly overlords. Always getting in the way and messing things up!


by fredo on 8/25/2010 @ 10:21am
thanks for the link Nachos. After reading it I'm more convinced than ever that she is either a liar or completely clueless. She's really backpedalling on her earlier claim that federal money would save the jobs of thousands of Washington State teachers. Now she admits that the money is just there for education or other beneficial purposes. In other words it's going down a rathole never to be seen again. Number of jobs saved? Probably zero.

Afghanistan? This wasn't a concern for hers before. Please site any evidence that she's stood up in front of congress and made this concern known.

Rossi's blatant willingness to take the country back? You mean to the days of 4-7% unemployment numbers? I would think that would be a good thing.

Wall Street bailouts? Where was Patty Murray? I'm pretty sure she supported them.

Campaign money from lobbyists? You mean she isn't accepting it? Her contributions are running way ahead of Rossi's.

She's a big phony with an 18 year record of no accomplishments. Wise up voters.

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 10:34am
helping Obama get things passed in the senate is a good accomplishment

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 10:36am
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi is getting some help for his campaign fund this week in a series of Texas fundraisers.

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsn...

don't mess with texas!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/25/2010 @ 10:36am
In October 2002, Murray was one of 21 Democrats in the Senate to vote against the War Authoritization for invading Iraq. Quoted from her Senate speech:
Mr. President, if we do take action in Iraq, there is no doubt that our armed forces will prevail. We will win a war with Iraq decisively, and, God willing, we will win it quickly. But what happens after the war? That will have as big an impact on our future peace and security. Will we be obligated to rebuild Iraq? If so, how? Our economy is reeling, our budget is in deficit, and we have no estimate of the cost of rebuilding. And with whom? As New York Times columnist Tom Friedman points out, there's a retail store mentality that suggests to some — if "you break it, you buy it."

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 10:41am
She's my kind of Senator!

by fredo on 8/25/2010 @ 10:42am
What does Murray's obstructionist speech in 2002 RE: funding for Iraq have to do with Afghanistan? And for the record, Iraq has turned out pretty good. As our leader once proclaimed "mission accomplished."

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 11:03am
"Iraq has turned out pretty good."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancet_surveys_of_...

www.iraqbodycount.org/

considering we should have never even been there in the first place???

by fredo on 8/25/2010 @ 11:31am
I'm prepared to concede that Bush made some mistakes. Will the left concede that they've made some mistakes? what about the 700B stimulus plan passed 16 months ago that would keep unemployment from rising above 8%? hows that working out?

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 12:10pm
we still have a GM, we still have Banks.

turned out pretty good. well better than doing nothing which is the new republican to answer to everything.

VOTE DINO, HE'LL SAY NO!

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 2:04pm
www.newamericanparadigm.com/2010/08/gene...

by fredo on 8/25/2010 @ 2:10pm
Nachos, when your son becomes an adult and has to begin paying back his share of the $700B stimulus plan I hope you'll remember to tell him it "was better than doing nothing." He will be so grateful.

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 2:26pm
ha ha I'll be long dead. Besides he'll be way more pissed about paying back his share for war in Iraq/Afghanistan/Iran/Pakistan

by fredo on 8/25/2010 @ 2:50pm
What a worthy goal. Pile more debt on tomorrow's taxpayers in the attempt to waste more money than the Republicans. Mission accomplished.

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 3:03pm
did you see the daily show clip above? Are you for expiring the bush tax cuts? Will lower our debt like no tomorrow.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/25/2010 @ 3:04pm
We don't want to waste money, we just want to tax the fancy rich Republicans. There is a difference. Tax the rich Republicans today and spare our youth in the future.

by fredo on 8/25/2010 @ 3:28pm
"We don't want to waste money"

...and yet that's exactly what's being accomplished. The billions coming to Washington State to save 3000 teaching jobs apparently won't save any jobs. What is going to be spent on? Nobody knows or cares. Let the rich Republicans have the money they've worked hard to earn and maybe they will provide a job for our youth in the future.

by Altered Chords on 8/25/2010 @ 3:39pm
Are all repulicans rich? Are all democrats poor?

Tax Al Gore. He can eat a little less and he can greenify his big ass footprint and reduce the deficit w/ the money he saves on food and energy.


by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 3:44pm
tax rich people. I don't care what party affiliation. If they don't like it they can move here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_islands

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2010 @ 3:48pm
TACOMIC endorses I-1098

yeson1098.com/

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/25/2010 @ 4:32pm
Why are the Republicans all mad at Patty Murray? She's just a mama grizzly bear protecting her young.

by NineInchNachos on 9/1/2010 @ 10:15am
"Murray: Quit your cocoon!"

www.seattlepi.com/connelly/425993_JOEL01...

" Still, longtime admirers privately worry about her 2010 campaign. They see Murray wrapped in a protective cocoon and doing dull, scripted events flanked by sympathizers.

It's not always that way.

A Tuesday morning meeting, with Tacoma small business owners, was informative and moving. Murray heard a litany of complaints about credit card companies' predatory behavior and banks turning up their noses at loan applications. "

good read!

by NineInchNachos on 9/1/2010 @ 10:27am
both these stories take place in the Amocat!

www.thenewstribune.com/2010/09/01/132315...

by fredo on 9/1/2010 @ 3:21pm
the democrats have already shown what they're going to do for small business...nothing.

my advice...dump patti murray in november and let's get some new representation.

by L.S.Erhardt on 9/1/2010 @ 3:25pm
TO'T's advice:

dump all incumbents in November. Especially ones who've been in office longer than the average age of their constituents.

by NineInchNachos on 9/1/2010 @ 3:30pm
It will really be embarrassing when Dino gets beaten by her in NOV... come on baby hold together!

by fredo on 9/1/2010 @ 4:15pm
probably less embarrassing for Dino if he's beaten than for Murray if she's beaten. Well she can always go back to teaching pre-school. If one of her students has a constipation problem she can probably recommend a "stimulus" program. It sure worked for our country!

by NineInchNachos on 9/1/2010 @ 4:18pm
Dino's got nothing!

by NineInchNachos on 9/1/2010 @ 4:18pm
But maybe he can beat her with nothing. though he doesn't seem like the coolhand luke type

by NineInchNachos on 9/8/2010 @ 10:05am
Milt Priggee nailed it!



blog.seattlepi.com/miltpriggee/archives/...

by fredo on 9/8/2010 @ 11:49am
good milt cartoon...hey why don't you ask him to join CLAW?

by The Jinxmedic on 9/8/2010 @ 12:40pm
I think Thorax has the right idea.

by NineInchNachos on 9/9/2010 @ 3:20pm
Horses Ass has a nice podcast sit down chat with Senator Murray. Wish the Amocat meeting got recorded

"We were promised a half an hour, and got a bit more than that from a U.S. senator who clearly knows the issues as much as she obviously cares about them. A similar coffee klatch with the nearly totally inaccessible Dino Rossi would be almost unimaginable, and it is equally hard to imagine Rossi coming off anywhere near as knowledgeable or as thoughtful as Murray on such a broad range of topics. (Nor as down-to-earth likable, either.)

So much for the GOP’s self-soothing meme of Murray as the dumbest member of the Senate. But don’t take my word for it, you can listen to all 38 minutes for yourself:"

horsesass.org/?p=29596


by NineInchNachos on 9/10/2010 @ 4:19pm
From my inbox!

_ _ _

Equal Rights Washington is endorsing Senator Patty Murray for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Senator Murray is an extremely tight race against Republican Dino Rossi - they are roughly tied in the polls. In recent years Senator Murray has been a strong supporter of the LGBT civil rights while Rossi has consistently opposed equality for LGBT individuals and families. The contrast between these two candidates could not be clearer. In the current political climate, control of the US Senate and any further progress for LGBT equality may depend on this race.

Many in the LGBT community know Senator Patty Murray (D) for her strong support of equality, including her co-sponsorship of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, her many votes to curb hate crime violence, and her co-sponsorship of legislation to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. Her local legislative office is well respected for its work to help LGBT constituents and its welcoming of LGBT and allied people seeking to share their views with the Senator. And of course in our moment of need, Senator Murray endorsed the Approve 71 campaign to save Washington's historic domestic partnership law. But not everyone's heard of her opponent, Dino Rossi (R), who said in May that he thinks DADT "seems to have been working," and in 2008 even opposed basic inheritance benefits for same-sex couples under Washington's domestic partnership law. Rossi's entrance into the race has made it instantly competitive, because of his fundraising base and the millions he spent on TV and campaigning for Governor in 2004 and 2008. In the '04 race, Rossi lost by just 129 votes, leading to several recounts--don't let Rossi and his allies defeat an equality advocate in this swing state.

Like so many other members of Congress we have seen a growing commitment to LGBT civil rights during her tenure. We have experienced an evolution in Senator Murray's understanding of the needs of LGBT Washingtonians and the problems LGBT Americans face in states that do not afford LGBT individuals and families the basic rights provided them by Washington State law. Sadly we have not seen similar growth by Rossi. Indeed, the Seattle Gay News just did an outstanding piece showing how those who led the fight to repeal the domestic partnership law are now attacking Senator Murray and supporting Dino Rossi. ERW will continue to meet with Senator Murray and provide opportunities for constituents to meet with Senator Murray and her staff so that together we can advance civil rights in America.

_ _ _

Dino Rossi, Why do you hate gay people?

by NineInchNachos on 10/8/2010 @ 4:27pm
from the M.Fing Seattle Times:

"The truth about Murray is she delivers for Washington and the Northwest. She secured funds to begin to replace the I-5 bridge connecting Washington and Oregon, which helps business and ports. She rounded up federal dollars to repair the Howard Hanson Dam and protect the Green River Valley. She saved the veterans hospital in Walla Walla and secured funds to add a clinic there. She worked for years to win approval of the Wild Sky Wilderness Area in Snohomish County."

horsesass.org/?p=30226

by fredo on 10/8/2010 @ 4:41pm
"The truth about Murray is she delivers for Washington and the Northwest"

The truth about Murray is she is an elected official while her opponent holds no office. How can Rossi have been expected to deliver the same level of services that Murray has, he hasn't had the opportunity? This really is an idiotic distinction.

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2010 @ 8:15am
CLAW member 13 just pointed out to me on facebook that this tacomic has been used in a craigslist rant.

seattle.craigslist.org/see/rnr/199594861...

Nice to see Tacomics making a difference!

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2010 @ 8:17am
hmm. the replies are not very friendly.

seattle.craigslist.org/see/rnr/199648278...

Makes me happy that we users of feedtacoma.com though we disagree at times, all seem to avoid being over the top mean to each other. Go team!

by fredo on 10/9/2010 @ 8:35am
Republican challenger Dino Rossi has edged slightly ahead of incumbent Democrat Patty Murray in Washington’s U.S. Senate race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Washington shows Rossi with 49% of the vote, while Murray’s support stands at 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) are undecided.

by ixia on 10/9/2010 @ 9:16am
Chances are he'll pull a Palin. He'll appear on Beck and Limbaugh’s shows as a maverick after he quits the senate.

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2010 @ 10:02am
Rossi a maverick? what is the opposite of maverick ? Anti-maverick? Seriously, republicans are in trouble if he's the best they have.

by fredo on 10/9/2010 @ 11:12am
Democrats are in trouble if their 18 year incumbent can't outpoll an unpopular Republican.

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2010 @ 12:57pm
don't believe anything you read in a poll. You'll be a more relaxed person.

by NineInchNachos on 11/4/2010 @ 12:43am
Tacomic calls victory win for Patty Murray . Dino we await to hear your 3rd concession speech. IF ONLY YOU HAD TAKEN DIDIER'S PLEDGE YOU WOULD HAVE RIDDEN THE RED TIDE!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/4/2010 @ 8:41am
It is true, if Dino took the Didier Pledge we would have already heard Patty's tearful concession speech by now. Dino thought he could run towards the middle and just slam Patty for being too extreme for Washington and it wasn't enough. He needed to get the tea party people really riled up and he couldn't do that without the Didier Pledge. Rossi loses, yet again, to a woman.

by NineInchNachos on 11/4/2010 @ 8:47am
Dino for governor 2012!

by captiveyak on 11/4/2010 @ 9:12am
dino should open a bbq restaurant. even i would eat there.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/4/2010 @ 9:17am
Serve brontosaurus burgers?

by fredo on 11/4/2010 @ 2:19pm
Kind of a mixed message from voters this year in Washington State.

They approved Eyeman's tax limiting initiative, they rolled back Gregoires tax on candy and soda, refused to fund energy projects for the schools, refused to increase King Co. sales taxes, refused to elect double dipping Democrats, yet they...

Returned to Washington DC two big pork barrel liberal spenders, gave job security to overpaid liquor store employees, refused to reign in the Dept. of Labor and Industries wasteful proceedures, and returned many incumbent state legislators who just ran the state budget into a huge deficit.

It seems like Washington voters are interested in the idea of conservatism, but don't want to take the plunge. They're only willing to test the water.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/4/2010 @ 4:57pm
Brontosaurus burgers for school lunch menus, fredo?

by captiveyak on 11/5/2010 @ 7:47am
clearly, the key to all of this is to send the whole government back home, and choose five successful business leaders to run the affairs of state for 6 months. During that time, they will interview every member of the state bureaucracy and ask them to explain what makes them useful to the taxpayers. If they cannot explain it, then they will forever be banned from civil service. In some cases, they will be forced to pay the taxpayers back any wages they earned while checking their Facebook or Twitter statuses. Because hardworking Americans never indulge in the luxuries of uselessness for even a moment.

The beauty of this system is that during those six months of interviews, the government will LITERALLY be small enough to drown in a bathtub - if the taxpayers decide they would like to drown them. The concept of American government hinges on its ability to reflexively respond with lightening speed to every whim of new philosophy or irritation amongst the taxpayers. A revolution should be feasible every week. That's the American dream - a land with a constantly changing, tiny government that doesn't do anything except look for ways to do less with less money.

by NineInchNachos on 11/5/2010 @ 9:33am
man I love CaptiveYak comments.

by fredo on 11/5/2010 @ 9:41am
"Because hardworking Americans never indulge in the luxuries of uselessness for even a moment." yak


I don't personally mind if private citizens luxuriate in uselessness 24 hours a day as long as they don't use taxpayer funds to accomplish it.




by NineInchNachos on 9/20/2012 @ 8:42am
unelected dildo has opinions!

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?st...