November 07, 2006

Follow the Bouncing Ballot

I'll be unavailable for several hours this evening as I'll be out suppressing the Democratic vote, but wanted to leave you with some good sites to follow the electoral action till I get home after the polls close.

My stablemates over at Pajamas Media are putting out a ton of good information, including early exit polling from Jeff Goldstein's breakfast table, as will the good folks at Powerline and Powerline News.

The Malkin Media Network will be firing on all cylinders at both Michelle's personal site and at Hot Air.

The Blogfather and should round all your needs as a political junkie until we have, you know, something actual to talk about.

You know, like the procession of torches and pitchforks to the Heinz-Kerry mansion if Waffles manages to torpedo this election for liberals like he did the last one...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 7, 2006 03:26 PM | TrackBack

Waffles; that's a good one. Who was it Garry Trudeau portrayed as a floating waffle...can't remember.

Posted by: Cindi at November 7, 2006 04:01 PM

Suppressing the Democratic vote! That's a good one! Who needs democracy when you've got GOP, right?

It's pretty cool how you villify a decorated veteran, Kerry, and the mother of a slain soldier. Your chickenhawk brigade meanwhile is stalwart and true.

Now that most of the country has woken up to what a bunch of hacks you and your kind are, I enjoy your little jokes. You're a small, racist, paranoid man. Keep it coming CY.

The jig's up.

Posted by: Earl at November 7, 2006 06:56 PM

Earl can't even understand humor. I guess it's because the lefties don't have a sense of humor.

Or is it the common sense that is the missing element?

Posted by: Retired Spy at November 7, 2006 07:26 PM

Cindi Sheehan is a fraud and a sham, she is also pitiful and sorry individual.

In the Vietnamese Communist War Remnants Museum (formerly known as the "War Crimes Museum") in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a photograph of John Kerry hangs in a room dedicated to the anti-war activists who helped the Vietnamese Communists win the Vietnam War. The photograph shows Senator Kerry being greeted by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Comrade Do Muoi.

Also while still in the Navy Hanoi John went to Paris to meet with the enemy not once but twice.

A decorated War hero ?... he signd his own ticket, he spent zero days in the hospital, exactly 15 minutes in sick bay while a corpsman pulled a small piece of metal from a scratch on his arm, and covered it with a band-ade, yet Your hero Hanoi john managed to get 3 purple hearts in about 4 months.

It was Kerry and Fonda and their fellow protestors who were directly responsible for creating the false image of Vietnam veterans as a "barbarian horde" which raped and murdered innocent civilians daily as a matter of policy.

Now today, he is trying to do the same thing to our troops serving in Iraq. His statements were typical Hanoi John, he was wrong in 1971 and he is wrong today he was a traitor in 1972 and he is still a traitor.

Posted by: MarkT at November 7, 2006 07:30 PM

Retired Spy: I know it was supposed to be funny, but it's not. Repubs really are trying to suppress the vote. A new stringent law in Arizona requires photo with proof of residency, so college students are pretty much disenfranchised. The repubs have robo-calling going on in several states purporting to be from Democrats, and calling at odd hours and repeatedly to annoy the subject. Low lives. I like the sense of humor/common sense play on words. Your red state humor soars like an eagle.

MikeT: Kerry volunteered to drive around in a PT boat and get shot at, while all your boys weasled out of the draft in one way or another. Kerry spoke his mind about Vietnam, and history has proven him right. Vietnam isn't a communist threat, there was no reason to invade. You're just being dense to say that he hates America and hates the troops. You too are a small, mean, paranoid man.

Posted by: Earl at November 7, 2006 07:53 PM

Say hello to Speaker of the House Pelosi. W's going to be held accountable for something for the first time in his life.

Tradesports has control of the senate even money.

The jig's up boys.

Posted by: Earl at November 8, 2006 12:14 AM

Yankee... You LOSE!!!

Posted by: Jswanny at November 8, 2006 04:13 AM

You lost. Everywhere.

Now you can be just as partisan, self-centered, close-minded, inflexible, mean-spirited, childish, humorless, dyspeptic, self-righteous, overly judgmental, intolerant and sanctimonious as you ever were... except now it's from a MINORITY position.

Posted by: Smiling Liberal Dem at November 8, 2006 04:14 AM

Dear Rightwing nuts:

You lose. Hahahahahahahha!


The American People

Posted by: USandA at November 8, 2006 09:14 AM

Smiling Liberal Dem:

And you and your kind can continue to be as partisan, self-centered, close-minded, inflexible, mean-spirited, childish, humorless, dyspeptic, self-righteous, overly judgmental, intolerant and sanctimonious as you ever were. Now you have a majority in the House and possibly a very slim majority in the Senate.

What, specifically, are you going to do with that new power? How, specifically, are you going to legislate for the betterment of this country and this country's security and triumph in the war on terrorism?

If your people drop the ball again you can bend over and kiss your butts good bye in 2008 and beyond, and you know it.

Posted by: Retired Spy at November 8, 2006 09:16 AM

Greetings from Finland. Watching the elections from here, I'm appaled that so many have lost their marbles and voted for Democrats. Keep the borders open for anyone! Let Iraq fall! Fail to see the threat of Islam!

While I'm not in love with everything the GOP stands for, it's obvious who the more intellectually honest people are.

Posted by: Anonymous for now at November 8, 2006 09:58 AM

"Yankee... You LOSE!!!"

Did I lose too? Did America lose?

"You're a small, racist, paranoid man."
Jeez Earl, take it easy. That's not a good way to have an open discussion.

Posted by: brando at November 8, 2006 10:45 AM

brando: "Jeez Earl, take it easy. That's not a good way to have an open discussion."

Your idea of an "open discussion" is, just how much of a communist traitor is John Kerry?, and your website bears this out. Kerry risked his life for his country and you people twist that so that he is guilty for it somehow. What's double cool is that your leaders almost to a man shirked 'Nam, yet in clown world are brave and true. So it's also cool that your pleading for an "open discussion" now. You don't have a pot to piss in.

The jig's up, brando. Get ready to pay the piper.

Posted by: Earl at November 8, 2006 12:09 PM

Why don't you just crawl back under the rock and join the garden slogs from whom you were spawned?

We all know that the Republicans lost more than the Democrats won anything. There were no new and improved ideas offered, nor are there apt to be any in the near future.

Maybe we should all try to conduct ourselves as Americans for a change, using teamwork instead of name-calling and partisan bickering and sniping.

Maybe people like you should just grow up.

Posted by: Retired Spy at November 8, 2006 01:34 PM

Earl: Sweet. That was exactly what I was looking for. Libs attacking the military once again.

"you people"?

You're already aware that my people are US Servicemen. I love that you said all that garbage to me, because it just gives me something else fun to post about. I hope it felt good to say, because your words represent you.

Liberal anti-military hate straight from the horse's mouth.

If you take it upon yourself to correct then you have to be better. This means that you are stating that your military service was superior to mine?

I think you're being dishonest. I doubt that you've actually ever served.

As for open discussions, I'm usually pretty civil. You were dishonest about that too.

Posted by: brando at November 8, 2006 02:14 PM

brando: you take the cake for putting words into my mouth. I said nothing against the military. Your paranoid, one-dimensional view of the world is talking. I am gung ho about Afghanistan, and veteran's benefits.

What my ilk is pissed off about is the quagmire in Iraq, because whereas we wish the people of Iraq well, we don't believe in nation building and we certainly don't view deposing a tin pot dictator as worth 3,000 of our finest and 400 billion dollars. Nation building is the ultimate in liberalism. We'd rather get revenge for 911 and fight terrorism, not create more of it. I have no doubt that your feverish imagination connects 911 and Iraq, but Bin Laden was responsible, along with 11 of the 19 Saudi hijackers. Wrong war, wrong place, wrong time. You're disgusting for calling a decorated serviceman a traitor because you disagree with his politics.

Oh, and don't bother pimping the blog any more. It sucks rocks and will go nowhere for a few more months before you give up.

I didn't say you aren't civil, I said it's ridiculous to lecture about open discussion when your idea of a starting point is, "Is Kerry a traitor, or just a communist?"

Posted by: Earl at November 8, 2006 03:45 PM

Im not a conservative. I'm a Marine. I didn't put words in your mouth. You said "you people", to me. You meant it. Live with your words.

Posted by: brando at November 8, 2006 04:22 PM

Give it up, Earl. You're still trying to relive Tora Bora, and the only reason is to discredit others. It's a form of psychological projection for those Monday Morning Quarterbacks who have never had an original though of their own in their lives.

Kerry was and remains a traitor to the uniform he wore, like it or not.

Are you so dense to believe that getting Osama Bin Laden at the expense of all the other terrorists and their supporters in some 75 countries around the world would have ended it all?

Are you so dense as to believe that getting out of Iraq right now will make everything OK in the world?

Dream on, son. Dream on.

Posted by: Retired Spy at November 8, 2006 04:49 PM

brando: by 'you people' I meant denizens of the Confederate Yankee blog. How was I to know that you are a Marine? I haven't anything against the Marines, the opposite is true.

I apologize for insulting you and your blog. I shouldn't have done that. I was angry and lashed out. I hope we can disagree amicably.

Posted by: Earl at November 8, 2006 06:50 PM

How can you say Kerry is a traitor? He was born wealty yet worked for years as a prosecutor, not a glamorous job. Why did he risk his life in 'Nam? He's distinguished himself in a number of ways. You paranoid delusionals twist everything he says. During the last presidential election he mention that Cheney's daughter is a lesbian and you all had a field day. He's an urbane man, he doesn't care that she's a lesbian. He talked about Nam being a mistake because he wanted his fellow soldiers to quit risking their lives for nothing -- and history has proven him right! Nam is not communist threat. He did the right thing for his country. The recent gaffe about ending up in Iraq was a knock on Bush, not soldiers, and you are being dishonest with yourself if you don't believe that. Why on earth would he go out of his way to insult the military? It's an absurd charge. I don't think he would have made great president, but he's a good man and it makes me sick to see the chickenhawk brigade malign him.

OF COURSE I want to get Bin Laden! He's responsbile for 911, remember? Yet you somehow think building a democracry at gunpoint in Iraq is a good idea instead. Iraq was a secular nation until we invaded. The terrorists are Islamic fanatics, remember? Bin Laden is an Islamic fanatic. Saddam was a garden variety tyrant who distrusted Islam fanaticists as a rival.

I didn't say getting out of Iraq would make everything OK. I don't have a clue what 'finishing the job' means either, though, so I can't bear the idea of more soldiers coming home maimed or in boxes. I don't see how they can win. You all talk about 'stay the course', but what is the plan exactly? Iraq is disintegrating. The factions there loathe eachoter and aren't interested in getting along. I don't see how democracy is possible at the barrel of a gun. I think we'll be lucky at this point if the Shiite majority doesn't get in bed with Iran.

Your the one dreaming, you get your ideas from Fox and that drug addict Limbaugh. Your party stinks of corruption and hypocrisy and self-righteousness and incompetence.

You GOP'ers are supposed to be the party of personal initiative and personal responsibility, yet you promoted a man who's never accomplished anything and never taken responsibility for anything, and now you act all surprised and pretend like it's a big mystery why he's so incompetent.

The jig's up, Retired Spy. Time to pay the piper. W's going to take responsibility now, and I'm going to laugh at the blind rage of jackasses like you while he does.

Posted by: Earl at November 8, 2006 07:11 PM

Keep dreamin', Earl....But I will refrain from dropping to your level of gutter talk and accusations and the like.

We leave all that to the trolls ....

Posted by: Retired Spy at November 8, 2006 08:25 PM

Gosh darn it, Earl. Why'd you have to fly off the handle and be resonable? I had a little article all made up about your comments, which I can no longer post. It has pictures and everything, and I do my best to stand back and be shocked at the injustice. I just got done writing it, and checked back to this site for updates.

I think I did a good job writing it, and I have snarky and self rightious factor pretty high. If I put a disclaimer at the end that it was resolved before I even posted, would it be allright if I put it up?

Posted by: brando at November 8, 2006 08:34 PM


I don't mind a bit if you quote any of my comments here.

Thanks for the discourse and most of all for your service.

Semper fi,

Posted by: Earl at November 8, 2006 11:32 PM