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Open Thread: Yes, I’m Still Alive

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:53 pm

Looks like the other ones are kind of long.

Regularly scheduled blogging should resume shortly.

109 Responses to “Open Thread: Yes, I’m Still Alive”

  1. yay! he’s alive.

    fyi, the latest at my blog. fwiw.

    Aaron Worthing (f97997)

  2. Come over to The Jury Talks Back and see what happened when the San Francisco Chronicle visited Imperial County.

    aunursa (78b3b4)

  3. Dear G-d! Someone call JD off the search (and get my Cuervo back).

    Looking forward to you being back Pat.

    Lord Nazh (0d312a)

  4. Where are your priorities, Pat?

    Andrew (bf5a74)

  5. Levi Johnston just breathed a sigh of relief. He’s been feeling like a pinata!

    Ah what the heck–I’ll give Levi the Lying Lecher Lounge Lizard another verbal kick in the groin. Always feels good to do that.

    Mike Myers (3c9845)

  6. Hope all is well, Patterico, you are missed as you are about to find out.

    itm, Col. Haiku and the regulars have been keeping us entertained.

    TimesDisliker (23cb5c)

  7. Well the thread expanded into Nixon’s economic and foreign policy, media strategy and a few other cul de sacs, including that poignant Trek episode, which
    Taranto used as a template, in one instant

    ian cormac (6709ab)

  8. Whew! I was worried that we had lost you to some sort of space-time-lingerie continuum/rift/wormhole type of thing!

    Unless…maybe this isn’t the real Patterico…maybe this is a clone! Or an alien substitute! Or an alien substitute clone!


    MunDane68 (54a83b)

  9. It’s nice to see Patterico hovering. And since this is about the only place you can actually post without being in some weird window of opportunity, I want to say this:

    As a 52-year-old white male living in Texas, I had no idea that the term “cotton-pickin'” was a racist term until I read it today on Newsbusters.

    Now that I’ve seen it, I can understand it, but my parents grew up picking cotton and when they said it, I never related it to racism. I thought they were simply talking about how hard it was.

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “There’s not a cotton-pickin’ thing you can do about it.” Damn, I’m a racist, and I didn’t even know it.

    Also, did you know calling someone “burly” is racist? I found that out about 20 years ago, but I swear, I had no idea until someone told me.

    Maybe someone should write a guidebook.

    Ag80 (2f74a7)

  10. Now to find Mark Steyn!

    SaintGeorgeGentile (d576b8)

  11. Ag80: and that surely is the point. It isn’t racist at all, but imagine if Imus or Rush or Beck had uttered that phrase. Career ending! Boy, do we live in crazy times and, of course, I denounce myself for having used the word “boy.”

    Gazzer (adbfb4)

  12. You were on vacation, right? You’re entitled to that.

    Welcome home. Now get back to work :)

    Some chump (e84e27)

  13. Let’s get back to work Pat. Here are some ideas for threads:

    1) Obamanomics: Exactly What You’d Expect From A Community Organizer. (I like using the word “exactly” here because every time bad economic news hits, which is often, the MSM says it is unexpected.)

    2) Is It Islamophobia If It Isn’t Irrational?

    3) Is It Always Racist If White People Get Together? (Dennis Prager pointed out today that it isn’t if it is a Barbra Streisand concert. But that’s about it.)

    4) I Was Wrong About Obama; He’s Even Worse Than I Expected.

    Arizona Bob (e8af2b)

  14. I’d like to report that I’m also still alive.

    Yeah, I know it’s not much of a life…but, it’s all I’ve got.

    Dave Surls (6b23ce)

  15. I’d like to report that Chris Hooten’s man-pu*s* is dead, because Brad Friedman isn’t poking and probing around in it anymore.

    I, of course, was talking about Hooten’s man-purse. What did YOU think I was talking about?

    Icy Texan (4c28a3)

  16. As you see, some of your fan base has already expressed appreciation – add mine to that.

    Welcome back from vacation. Now get cracking! (ohnowasthatracist?) And just in case you’re taking suggestions I for one would love to see a post on Rick Sanchez’ cotton pickin’ “If Rush had done it” controversy. Just because I wanna see all the wisecracks everyone would come up with.

    no one you know (6631bc)

  17. Unless…maybe this isn’t the real Patterico…
    Comment by MunDane68

    I share this conviction theory worry concern. No comments by peerless leader, no comments by Stashiu3, DRJ filling in, Karl, Jack D, Tom, Dick, or Harry.

    I think Glenn Beck hired every security professional that can be trusted by conservatives for the weekend event (except Rush’s private battalion, of course), and “they” took advantage of it, kidnapping the hope of the free world. This is a dark day. As we know, by the standards of reason common in the media these days, no amount of hints, suggestions, inuendos, or certified-documented-notarized-depositioned facts will be allowed to sway preconceived notions aligned with “The Narrative”. And whatever you do (lean close, I’m only going to whisper this) don’t try to use logic.

    In fact, I thought I was only dealing with “the usual racoons”, until my surveillance system picked up the sounds of a keyboard in the attic, and the sound decoder revealed someone, or something, was looking at the Huffington Post, firedog lake, and moveondotorg [either that, or an article on “Outfoxing Humans, Even If You Aren’t a Fox” in “Destroying Homes and Gardens Magazine”, sponsored by PETA and the Al Gore Green Planet (and make me rich) Intiative.]

    Of course, they will want us to think they were “on vacation” or “too busy”, but we know better.

    If you doubt me, just remember the words of Czars Emmanual and Axelrod, “Never let a crisis go to waste”, and what could be more of a crisis to them than a gathering of “a few thousand” people who actually want truth and integrity in government and public policy. Truly scary and counter-revolutionary thinking.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  18. Pat,

    Live long and prosper.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  19. I trust MD in Philly is wrong…I personally hope that Patterico and his cadre are all off for intensive treatment at a VD clinic. I pray for their early cure and release.

    John Cunningham (541617)

  20. #8–I think there is money to be made in writing and producing the white man’s (oh, now I’m sexist)
    guide to racist terms–just so that we know what’s forbidden or offensive now.

    rochf (ae9c58)

  21. Since this is an open thread, does the TSA actually want to stop terrorists?

    Or just innocent women?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  22. As the TSA becomes more and more of an irritant to the travelling public, it only demonstrates how in-the-bag to the Govt the airlines are.
    What other industry would allow Govt to inconvenience its customers in such a manner?

    AD - RtR/OS! (578e62)

  23. Obama on Iraq:

    “This day belongs to our troops, whose courage and sacrifices have made the transition to a new mission in Iraq possible.…

    When General Petraeus embarked on the surge strategy in January 2007, it was widely viewed as our last chance to save Iraq from spiraling into an irreversible descent toward chaos.

    The consequences of failure then, as now, were severe.

    Some leaders who opposed, criticized, and fought tooth-and-nail to stop the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results.… today we mark not the defeat those voices anticipated – but progress.”

    The critical thinkers will remember that Senators Obama and Biden “opposed, criticized, and fought tooth-and-nail to stop the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results.”

    ColonelHaiku (5d380f)

  24. The critical thinkers will remember that Senators Obama and Biden “opposed, criticized, and fought tooth-and-nail to stop the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results.”
    Comment by ColonelHaiku

    Knock it off, Colonel!!! You’re taking that Beck stuff about honor and truthfulness, um, I mean I didn’t bother to waste my time with that puny flop of a gathering, but you’re getting way too picky about details, aren’t you??

    I trust your quote is correct. Always reaching for new heights of audacity, and coming up with comic-relief chutzpah.

    Do you realize somebody likely got paid to write that???

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  25. “…Do you realize somebody likely got paid to write that???”
    Comment by MD in Philly — 8/31/2010 @ 8:27 am

    Now we know what our “Stimulus” Dollars are paying for.

    AD - RtR/OS! (578e62)

  26. Dirty Sanchez got off on a DUI manslaughter charge, and also leaving the scene of the crime. Other than that, his comment was wholly taken out of context.

    Obama’s going to call Bush personally today before he gives his big “I won” speech on Iraq, but will then segue shortly to how Bush is still responsible for his clusterf-ck on everything else. And, there will be no mention of this thing called the “Surge” that everyone’s been talking about.

    My wife works as a flight attendant at American out of O’Hare for over 15 years – ask her if this latest TSA beclowning is something new or unusual. They’ve been probing the airlines for years for any weaknesses almost to the day after 9/11 – cabin crews have been finding holes drilled into lavatory floors, bags of powder left into crevasses in the overhead bins, etc. – and there has been a press blackout on all of these events. Meaning we’re not safe in the least, unless you’re worried about the white grandma with her pacemaker suddenly exploding in mid – air flight. Hey, don’t laugh – it could happen.

    Dmac (d61c0d)

  27. Oh, never mind – the feds just said that there’s nothing to worry about:

    So in their expert opinion the fact that one man had a cell phone taped to an empty Pepto Bismol bottle was just an innocent misunderstanding. I feel so much better, don’t you?

    Dmac (d61c0d)

  28. Dmac, they are clowns. Utter clowns. I can’t figure out why we’ve not seen more terrorism in the US over the last decade. There must be some agency out there doing some good, but it is not TSA

    SPQR (26be8b)

  29. “Do you realize somebody likely got paid to write that???

    Comment by MD in Philly”

    That is a pretty lame fact!

    If we would resort to politicians who write their own speeches and books, we would probably wind up with better leadership.

    Obama almost destroyed the lived of over 20 million people when he fought the surge. The surge strategy included the ‘draw down as Iraqis take over’ aspect that Obama is patting himself on the back for, too.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  30. It’s m ostly the National Security adviser Jones, minder Rhodes,

    ian cormac (6709ab)

  31. I can’t figure out why we’ve not seen more terrorism in the US over the last decade.

    If the domestic terrorists weren’t such inept doofuses, we’d have at least a few dozen NYC citizens killed in the recent car bomb attack that went awry. That, and the fortunate actions of alert citizens elsewhere are the only reasons why they’ve been unable to pull another attack off – yet.

    Dmac (d61c0d)

  32. Dmac, those two factors, (terrorist stupidity and alert citizens) are big ones.

    I think there’s another, though. 9/11 cost a great deal of money to plan and implement. By taking this fight to the Middle East, a great deal of attention and wealth was diverted to the war instead of to major attacks in the USA. By taking this fight to the Middle East, we are better able to gain intel from captured material and bad guys. There’s also a lot of decision making behind the scenes regarding how to investigate threats and handle resources like captured terrorists. So I blame Bush for the post 9/11 quiet.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  33. Dustin, indeed I think too that the Iraq and Afghanistan operations resulted in a lot of people that would have come here to attack civilians instead went to Afghanistan where they had to deal with our armed and trained military.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  34. Polls continue to record the nation’s ever increasing hate of Obamacare. Obviously, the Dem congress, the Dem leaders and the WH are to blame for providing the actual votes and the screws/bribes to get the necessary votes to pass it. But I have been thinking lately about all the supposedly elite “journalists” (as opposed to journolisters) who were egging them on. Eleanor Clift, Mark Shields, Clarence Page, and E.J Dionne come immediately to mind.

    Their mantra at the time was that the Dems HAD to ignore the public opinion polls, and MUST ignore the criticisms about the procedural machinations it would take to pass the bill–because after all the months of delay only the passage of Obamacare would PROVE above all else and once and for all that the Dems could govern. I didn’t get the logic of that then and still don’t. These pundits should be held accountable as much as congress IMO. November will take care of a lot of the congress, but like cockroaches the pundits will survive.

    elissa (df1c77)

  35. Eleanor Clift, Mark Shields, Clarence Page, and E.J Dionne come immediately to mind.

    Please don’t forget assclowns such as Peggy Noonan and Kathleen “token conservative” Parker. They and their ilk were all too happy to provide ass – covering bleatings of bi – partisan support to Captain Awesome’s amazing powers. I guess I could add in the two Senators from Maine, but why bother? After all (in their own words), “history called.”

    Of course, now we have Noonan and others complaining about how they were so severely duped. Really? If true, what does that say about their intellectual capabilities in the macro sense?

    Dmac (d61c0d)

  36. Ignoring the nonsense about a cell phone taped to a bottle of Pepto Bismol being an innocent everyday occurrence (“nature calls” you know…), I guess somewhere along the way they figured out that there was a suspicious object in the cargo hold and the owners of it were on a different plane.

    What I’d like to know is, was this object detected and ID’ed for what it was in a timely way that had it really been a bomb it would have been found in time, or are the passenegers fortunate it was only a drill?

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  37. Since this is an open thread, I wanted to note that Murkowski has been winning most of the absentee ballots so far.

    That’s a shame, IMO. Did anyone take my bet that Miller would gain net votes? I didn’t think so. I still am hopeful, but not very.

    What really hurts the process is how Murkowski has been so vicious in attacking Miller and sending in lawyers. The SMS message many are complaining about also kinda stinks (it shouldn’t make a difference in the vote tally, but some think it could lead to shenanigans).

    Miller was arguing for a fair process. No third party crap. No unfair favoritism by NRSC. That Murkowski entertained a third party until polls proved it was a dumb idea ends her credibility as a leader, in my opinion.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  38. Alaska Daily News and The Other Mccain are covering this absentee count.

    Some are saying that this what was already counted was Murkowski’s most advantageous area, with most of the remaining areas likely to help Miller. I think it’s hard to say, since many absentee ballots were cast before the end of the campaign, where Murkowski really showed her ass.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  39. Do you like it?

    Alexander (4084f7)

  40. The Joe Miller for U.S. Senate campaign applauded the decision by Alaska Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell to post assistant attorneys general at the ballot counting rooms following the revelation that a Murkowski observer wrongfully accessed a Division of Elections computer on August 27, 2010 for 10 minutes before being ordered off by an election official.

    You know what’s funny about this?

    Murkowski has been bashing Miller for his reaction, that this ‘observer’ was up to no good. I suspect we’re going to see this election wind up in a court room. What kind of nutcase observer would log into an Division of Elections computer? I’ve observed elections, and you walk a bit of a tight rope. You know not to screw around with machines or the like.

    Perhaps he was just an idiot, but the aggressive nature of Murkowski’s campaign makes me wary, and I think they should make sure plenty of eyes are on every aspect of this recount. Miller’s doing the state a service, if this helps the confidence in the election process.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  41. Dustin – Is his lead still holding up?

    JD (d606fc)

  42. JD, so far, he’s ahead by about 1400 (he was ahead by 1668 before the absentees were counted).

    Generally, Murkowski is doing a few percent better in the absentees than she was in normal voting (This is the opposite of my prediction).

    Juneau and Fairbanks (Murk and Miller, respectively) have yet to be counted, but once they are, we’re talking about the vast majority of the population. We’ll have a good idea by then whether it’s so close that we’re looking at a complete recount (within 1%).

    There are a lot of little details that are hard to process altogether. One is that Mat-Su (Miller folks) sent in more absentee ballots than Anchorage (much more populated). Alaska is different. Even if Murkowski out performs by a few percent, if that’s mostly areas where she’s winning 48%, it’s a net loss.

    but Miller’s ahead right now. This link should indicate the current count.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  43. I should add, the loser candidate can simply ask for a recount. And they can do so on a district by district basis. This is how Gore almost stole Florida.

    We’re probably looking at a recount, even if the margin is more than 1,000 votes.

    I know I’m totally biased, and I am basically always totally biased, but Murkowski simply doesn’t look like she’s willing to bow out gracefully if there is any chance for her. A recount seems reasonable, but this could get unreasonable quickly.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  44. Check back at a bit past 7pm Eastern.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  45. Have there been any issues with the recount, beside the access of the computer noted above? Even that only suggests someone got on a computer improperly, not that anything untoward was done. algore sure did screw things up when he started all of this recount nonsense.

    JD (d606fc)

  46. Why would she bow out, it’s the best job (could it be the only real one too?) she’s ever held – like most of the Ruling Class we tolerate in DC and our “provincial” capitals.

    AD - RtR/OS! (578e62)

  47. Not that I’m an Al Gore fan, but I think there has been a trend in general for people not to accept an outcome they don’t like, and rather than comply it’s “Make me”. Like the gov and the drilling moratorium. The feds didn’t like the court ruling, so they found ways to still kill the oil industry in the gulf by refusing to accept the answer.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  48. BigGovernment blogger is saying Miller is the winner based on counts

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  49. JD, no, nothing has happened that suggests the votes were actually tampered.

    Joe Miller has noted the same. There is some potential for fraud based on what the observer did, but I don’t think it has happened (and it’s not like he could change the tally directly with the computer he accessed, according to the people who know about this stuff).

    Thank goodness. But I’m still highly annoyed at the reaction from the Murkowski folks.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  50. Dustin

    Being appointed by your Daddy, not distinguishing yourself all that much and then losing to a nobody – the best thing she can do if she wants a career is to concede and campaign like crazy for him

    She has another race in 4 years (or is it 2)

    Take a vacation, dont burn bridges – establish goodwill

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  51. EPWJ, why would you address me directly after I’ve proven you lied about me? you’ve had many chances to say ‘hey, I am sorry that I freaked out and clipped a quote of yours and spammed the blog with a smear, Dustin’.

    Anyway, Bronze Star war heroes are not nobodies to me. Or at least some Alaska Republicans, it appears. The moby spiel on this guy is that he’s a loose cannon jerk, but anyone can look up his interviews (there was a very good one today with Ms. Kelly on FNC, where he repeatedly was given chances to bash Murkowski’s relentless rudeness, and chose to be a nice, reserved guy, as usual).

    Now, it’s a fact that some republicans find the Tea Party types to be scary, but mostly it’s the democrats who are afraid. Part of this fear is that the democrats will have a very hard time with the ‘both parties are so similar it doesn’t matter’ attack unless the dems veer to the right.

    At least that’s my take on it. But what do I know, I’m just a nobody, too.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  52. Some are now reporting that Murkowski will concede.

    Let’s hope this jerk never wins major office again. That stunt with the exploration of third party betrayal should simply end her career, aside from all the actual squishy voting in the Senate.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  53. Dustin

    Her campaign manager was a guy named Wackowski

    – I had to read it twice

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  54. Oh, you’re just trying to get a reaction. Well, good job, then.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  55. WTF is the gibbering gibbon gibbering about?

    JD (d606fc)

  56. Dustin,

    No, actually was just agreeing with you.

    No one’s lied about you – you support or admire democrats in Texas – so you wrote

    And you also wrote that you detest Republicans – and interestingly you are doing it here as well.

    Murkowski and Miller are from the same side, Miller might need Murkowski’s support to win early polls show that many Murkowski supporteds are not going to vote for Miller

    Fox news (I think it was Meghan Kelly)confronted him this morning that he might lose the general election, that Murkowski is immensely popular and he is not

    Miller’s reply didnt impress me – he really gave the strong impression that he isnt all that interested in winning just making sure she did

    Alaska is a New York, Colorado kinda place where mostly middle of the roaders not too lefty not too righty

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  57. sorry – making sure she didnt

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  58. If she was immensely popular, she would have won easily, no?

    STFU, liar.

    JD (d606fc)

  59. JD, I have no idea. I think he’s still trying to pretend he’s a normal, honest person, who hasn’t been completely disgraced.

    He can’t interact decently or even believably. Who cares?

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  60. Mockery and scorn, Dustin. Over and over. And keep posting that link that shows how aggressively he lies.

    JD (d606fc)

  61. How cool is it that so recently, the nailbiter in Alaska was between Ted Stevens and some democrat, and now it’s between a real conservative and a squishy republican?

    That, plus Bush beating Obama in an Ohio poll, really says a lot for the rejection of Obama’s failed presidency. I’m sure EPWJ ‘agrees’. That he has to in order to remain a plausible conservative is awesome.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  62. Bush up by 8 on Teh One in Ohio. How freaking funny is that?!

    JD (d606fc)

  63. Mr. Spicoli is reality-challenged.

    AD - RtR/OS! (578e62)

  64. JD,

    Not really

    independents who are the majority in Alaska are NOT allowed to vote in The Republican Primary

    So Miller had just a small sample of people to win over –

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  65. put murkowski down
    tranquilizer dart do trick
    or cayenne pepper

    ColonelHaiku (5d380f)

  66. Did you see Obama’s defensive and pathetic speech tonight?

    He was defending his economic failure by blaming it on the war effort. Didn’t have the time to really thank the bold decision to surge it out instead of fold and run, even though it saved 27 million people’s democratic rights. But he had time to defend his political troubles on an unrelated issue. The spending on Iraq accomplished something. What did the more expensive stimulus accomplish?

    This guy does not know how to stop acting like a shrimp. He actually does need the support of trolls and mobies at this point.

    And the American people understand this. They know something hard was done. They know something great deserves parades and recognition. They heard so many people, like Obama, tell us how Iraq being won was practically impossible… they have built up, in the American people’s minds, the accomplishment.

    And Obama had to wait a week to even acknowledge it because he was too busy golfing.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  67. Oh for the sake of f@ck, what does it take for the kwazee person to realize that I care more about my sand wedge’s opinion on well, anything, than his?

    JD (d606fc)

  68. I’m not for Murkowski, but Miller – its possible he may not win, he is starting to say some things that may quickly lose him the race

    on another note

    we dont have a whole lot of seats to give up

    losing control of the senate – how many more seats do we throw away until we realize that you might not get your dreams of party purity

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  69. Here goes the staunchest mostest Republican ever, the decider of who constitutes a Republican, advocating for the least conservative least likable candidate, again.

    JD (d606fc)


    You can vote in the primary if you are an independent – sorry for the error

    But also however most independentsdont vote in primaries as a general rule

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  71. ^WTF is it talking about?

    Dmac (d61c0d)

  72. What is the humping chihuahua excited about, Dmac? I’ve no idea.

    As for Obama’s speech, his pork-laden faux stimulus cost more than the Iraq War.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  73. JD

    Its called politics

    Hey I had to Vote in the David Duke vs Edwin Edwards contest…..

    Dont get me started on “Buddy” Roemer

    Its called governance

    Miller after people make him sit down and shut up in the Senate is – my – prediction going to be just as squishy as Murkowski year 5 and 6 as he sluts for re-election

    He has too – if he does win Alaska is not that conservative a state

    Rememer Valdez – didnt do squat to PWS – and all those fishermen were deep sea they never – no one draggs million dollar nexts in a sound

    that didnt stop them from trying to bankrupt Exxon

    not one bit

    Cut off their illegal oil handout to their citizens and see how “conservative” Alaskans really are

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  74. its possible he may not win, he is starting to say some things that may quickly lose him the race

    This simply isn’t true. I am willing to bet EPWJ $100 that Miller wins by more than ten points.

    It is, however, the concern troll spiel.

    And EPWJ is dead wrong on the voting issue. Independents can vote in Alaska, and turnout was way up. A lot of people assume that Miller took in a very wide swath of voters, some democrats and republicans, and some who simply gave up on voting up to now.

    He’s a sure winner in the general election, except, of course, to concern trolls. Note how this mirrors the Hoffman shtick, how conservatives should support Scozzafava if they want to win. Well, the people had their say in the nomination, and they will have their say in the general.

    The credibility of these people who keep saying the Tea Party doesn’t have a chance, that we should stick to the squishes and the beltway types… that credibility is getting hard to find outside places like Cali and Mass.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  75. Dustin – How dare conservatives vote for a conservative, you Democrats.

    JD (d606fc)

  76. This chihuahua EPWJ has had too many energy drinks.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  77. Dustin – you are correct – as a posted but primaries – even in Alaska – are party orientated

    Miller knew this

    Polls have Murkowski up 30 to 60 pts over the Dem

    Polls have Miller up 8 and down 3 in one on one against the Dem

    Who’s another unknown

    But Like with Scott Brown – I wouldnt expect much ado about anything from Miller vs Murkowski – all too often the one who brays how conservative they are to win – end up being just as squishy squishy as the one they replaced

    if he wins

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  78. “Cut off their illegal oil handout to their citizens and see how “conservative” Alaskans really are

    Comment by EricPWJohnson”

    the citizens own the oil, jackass.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  79. “… that credibility is getting hard to find outside places like Cali and Mass.”

    …and people who read the Gulf Times (Dubai).

    AD - RtR/OS! (578e62)


    A new survey conducted for the NRSC shows Miller leading Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams (D) by a 52%-36% margin. And other metrics in the Last Frontier skew the race heavily in Miller’s favor, even after other surveys show he begins his race as an unpopular contender.

    It is like you enjoy making sh*t up.

    JD (d606fc)

  81. I do want a Republican to win this senate seat

    Miller hopefully will, as long as keeps his Glen Becky persona in check – he does come across a bit like Beck

    Who isnt endearing to moderates

    Moderates are the key – squishy wins right wing planks (which I am one) dont in many areas

    like New York

    I think It was DeeDee’s Dem winner that cast the vote for the Healthcare Pelosiantion of America – yeah was too tough to hold our nose for a shoo in squish – nooo we had to be the smariest people in the room pour millions we didnt have into a race with a faceless panty waist who forgot he didnt even live in the district (I know but it does matter to some)

    Yeah wasted millions in Alaska so one squish can out plank another squish

    Instead of using it to defeat democrats

    He’d better win or the dems are going to use this as the referendum on conservatism

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  82. JD

    The NRSC poll Fox quoted show him down by 3

    I can see why they rushed that new one out – no one believes it

    one showed him up by 8 – 8’s not enough

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  83. I think It was DeeDee’s Dem winner that cast the vote for the Healthcare Pelosiantion of America

    I think unicorns poop Skittles and fly over rainbows.

    JD (d606fc)

  84. 8 is not enough? Really?

    JD (d606fc)

  85. The results appear to give Democrats “at least a glimmer of hope in Alaska,” Public Policy Polling of North Carolina said, in part because while 53 percent of those surveyed said they had no opinion of McAdams, 52 percent said they had a negative opinion of Miller

    Read more:

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  86. How about this … take Dustin’s bet. If you win, he donates $100 to the charity of your choice. If Miller wins by any percentage, you take your medication and cease posting your drivel.

    JD (d606fc)

  87. ITs an uphill climb to win an election if over half the people cant stand you and only a third like you

    Remember – he might end up winning by a few hundred votes – sure it only takes one but dont assume since all the rancor that Miller is suddenly going to become beloved

    He personality isnt that warming

    EricPWJohnson (719277)

  88. I’m not surprised EPWJ is really freaking out to bash Miller (while claiming he means well and just wants to help the right, just as he did when he endorsed democrat scozz).

    Glenn Becky? Did the idiot not see the news this weekend, where Beck’s event garners over 100:1 support over the Obama admin’s promoted event with Sharpton?

    note that he’s afraid to put his money where his mouth is, as usual.

    BTW, Scozzafava is a democrat, would have voted for Obamacare, and is extremely liberal, going so far as to support Card Check. She endorsed the democrat and it was her fault the democrat won that election, not Hoffman, for simply being a (the only) conservative option. EPWJ really went crazy over that one, too. no surprise.

    It’s very predictable. Next time you see a real conservative in a close contest, predict that EPWJ will make up false rumors about him or bash him as unelectable.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  89. Leave it to the Dem to quote PPP, the new polling company for the KosKiddiez.

    JD (d606fc)

  90. It’s McClatchy ‘friends don’t let friends read it’
    from Anchorage to Sacramento to Miami, it’s the
    same drumbeat, they make the LA Times seem sane

    ian cormac (6709ab)

  91. EPWJ has created a new internet type, the concern moby troll.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  92. EPWJ, your polls seemed to be way, way wrong before the election. They said Miller would lose by 30 points except Palin’s endorsement would make that even worse.

    Sorry, but the samples are just completely wrong. Miller’s warm personality and professional demeanor, compared against the Murkowski rudeness (almost a scozzafava impersonation, really… just completely unfair and ugly), is a breath of fresh air.

    I say Miller will win the general, if he is nominated (she hasn’t conceded yet). I say he’ll win by a substantial margin, too.

    Anyone can watch this guy on youtube or wherever. Your characterization of him as a nobody with a bad personality is just more BS. No credibility at all.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  93. I hear a buzzing sound, like the Thallosians, Dustin, (another Star Trek reference)buy I don’t
    know who you are referring too, sarc

    ian cormac (6709ab)

  94. JD #87: remember how well that worked before?

    Eric Blair (46847d)

  95. It’s so funny that in the wake of the professional left and polls being so completely wrong, I’m asked to accept more of the exact same crap.

    no, I think I’ll believe reality. ‘Glen becky’ as a euphemism for unelectable nut? I’ll believe the photos… that was one of the largest speeches from a conservative on the mall I’ve ever seen. He’s flamboyant, but everything is relative. I can’t watch Beck for more than a few minutes without snorting and changing the channel (his radio program is better, but still… not my fav). but I know he’s widely beloved and speaks to a huge segment of our society (independents, not hard rightists).

    Some people are not healthy enough mentally to analyze his commentary and recognize that it’s not hard right or GOP loyal, but rather kinda squishy and populist and moderate. That’s why EPWJ can’t make sense of Beck or the world. That’s why he’s clinging to lies about who can even vote in a primary to justify his insane notion that Miller appeals to a tiny segment, or is crazy enough to cite polls in an election where the polls are clearly ridiculous.

    Most popular Senate candidate in Alaska today: Joe Miller. That’s just a proven fact. They actually voted on the issue.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  96. “I hear a buzzing sound, like the Thallosians, Dustin, (another Star Trek reference)buy I don’t
    know who you are referring too, sarc

    Comment by ian cormac”

    No snark intended by this: I’m sorry if I’m screwing up the thread by engaging him.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  97. Senor Blair – I have an eternal and unshakeable that truth will win out. EPWJ seems intent on disavowing me of said belief.

    JD (d606fc)

  98. He is a weeble of a troll, and will never go away.

    Eric Blair (46847d)

  99. “weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”

    JD (d606fc)

  100. Except when they are drunk, JD.

    Eric Blair (46847d)

  101. I am surprised I remembered that slogan.

    JD (d606fc)

  102. Miller after people make him sit down and shut up in the Senate is – my

    (breathes into a paper bag)


    He has too – if he does win Alaska is not that conservative a state

    (takes some Mescalin)

    Rememer Valdez –

    (takes four Vicodin)

    lodidnt do squat to PWS – and all those fishermen were deep sea they never –

    (follows the Vicodin with a shroom chaser)

    that didnt stop them from trying to bankrupt Exxon

    …annnnnd finishes up with another batsh-t crazy rant.

    Dmac (d61c0d)

  103. LOL, well done, Dmac.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  104. Now that is some good stuff, Dmac. Brava.

    JD (d606fc)

  105. Murkowski has conceded.

    Youtube vid.

    I don’t know of any Republicans who favored her over Miller, and I didn’t see any in this thread, but there are many and I hope we can all unify for the general election.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  106. My link isn’t to a Murkowski speech… just FNC via Gateway Pundit via instapundit via Suddenlink.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  107. by the way, go to for an idea of what a loser beltway type looks like when approached by a Tea Party candidate.

    These ‘moderates’ are supposed to be weak tea squishes… but that’s never really been the truth. These RINOs crave power, and that’s why they compromise their values… weakness has absolutely nothing to do with it. Challenge their power, and they get vicious.

    This Senator’s campaign site is relentlessly negative. is not. Where Murkowski keeps calling Miller a liar, Miller says they ‘differ greatly’ on his site.

    It’s a huge difference that means a lot. We’re going to see an awful lot of this Murkowski style reaction over the next 10 years or so that the Tea Party types challenge and unseat incumbents. remember that the next time the reform option is called angry, and watch who really gets angry when the race becomes competitive.

    I hope we can all unify, but the process causes some damage. I think we can make up for it by making sure we turn out and bring friends of like mind.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

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