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November 01, 2010



Will the departing class be doing a group photo? If not, someone should photoshop one. I'd pay for a 10x12 for the office.


Hey, that would give me something to do while I am watching returns tomorrow! Our favorite losers.

Rob Crawford

Hard to find a good base photo without getting tasteless.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)


I can hardly wait - it would look fab on a dartboard.


From Charlottesville - video of Perriello supporter. Bad language in LUN


You could start with one of these.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM by Chris Dodd

Today I announced that after 35 years of representing the people of Connecticut in the United States Congress, I will not be a candidate for re-election this November.

Photo of Chris Dodd

I like the smiling one better for a nice good-bye.


OT but good.

Claire Berlinsky nails the troubling signaling coming out of this State Dept.

Why Amateur Hour matters.



Although the real scumbag shows up better on the left. I'm torn.

Rick Ballard


If we're gonna do targets, I'd like to see pics of the new Senate Minority Leader candidates - Chuckles and Turban.


yeah, i like the rakish "come on, baby, i'll give you an earmark" lift of the eyebrow in the left-hand photo.

"yeah, i like the rakish "come on, baby, i'll give you an earmark" lift of the eyebrow in the left-hand photo."

Ditto! It catches the real character (and I use that term loosely) of the man.



I think I prefer the one on the left - he looks borderline likeable when he's smiling.



Here's my favorite pic for Boxer:


Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--yeah, i like the rakish "come on, baby, i'll give you an earmark" lift of the eyebrow in the left-hand phot--

I suspect it's one of those before-and-after kind of things.

On the left he's all business as he awaits his wheelbarrow of graft.

On the right he just went halvesies with a crook on an Irish "cottage" using the proceeds.


Hahaha Ann...that is great


OMG! Boxer looks JUST LIKE the Grinch!


Buh-bye, Loser!



Captain Hate

Somebody told me on a phone call earlier today that Kucinich, a day after being featured at the Bammy/Bite-Me/Twitch rally, is running now as an INDEPENDENT!!



Still 200 comments behind but...

The very pretty Megan Kelly just showed a photo of Dan Fagan with some of his taped show on Thursday and when she comes back from the ad break they are going to see if what he did was illegal. Stay tuned.

Captain Hate

I tried to check out the perverted dwarf's conversion and the local fishwrap's site was clueless. However at the idiot's website (modestly titled: World's Most Courageous Congressman) he doesn't identify himself as a donk.

LUN for a followup two years later to ChaCo's smackdown of high-speed rail.


More of rse's Claire B article LUN. I see she is posting on the Corner and Ricochet.

Thanks,rse,for calling attention to that.


Keep the photos coming. I am making a file. Even a link will be fine if you don't want to post the pic.



Do you think it's even remotely possible that Kucinich is in trouble? If so....(fill in the blank)


Starting from the East, here's the odious John Hall of NY-19:


although if I had to pick, I'd rather say good-bye to his neighbor to the north, Scott Murphy of NY-20.

Rep. Scott Murphy ditched his teaser role Friday. The rookie voted 'Yes' for health care under under intense pressure from the White House and Dems.

If I remember right, he told his new constituents that he'd vote against Obamacare, then voted for it without explanation.


Here's one of Barney actually waving good-bye:


Love to be waving back tomorrow night wearing my Slurpee t-shirt.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Does Pelosi have an opponent? She has an 8% favorability rating with independents. (I actually think that is high)


">http://www.johndennis2010.com/"> "John Dennis" is running against Pelosi. 8%!! Where is Rove on this one?

Thomas Collins

To Rhode Island JOMers: Please don't kowtow to the PC police. Vote to keep the name of your state (and the state in which I grew up) as State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. See LUN.


I am willing to crawl over broken glass and rusty nails to vote against TM's congressman Jim Himes tomorrow morning. Himes will probbaly get enough fraudulent Bridgeport votes and Gulfstream V lib votes to squeak through, but I can always dream.
Assuming this all happens, at the first session of the next Congress I don't want any bogus politeness from Speaker Boehner; just grab the gavel from Botox Nan, open the sesson and pass 20% across the board non-defense spending cuts and shoot that baby off to the Senate.

Strawman Cometh

Looks like JOM traffic brought down the Dennis site.


Bogus politeness?

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a president in the White House who referred to Americans who disagree with him as ‘our enemies.’ Think about that. He actually used that word. When Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush used the word ‘enemy,’ they reserved it for global terrorists and foreign dictators — enemies of the United States. Enemies of freedom. Enemies of our country.

“Today, sadly, we have president who uses the word ‘enemy’ for fellow Americans — fellow citizens. He uses it for people who disagree with his agenda of bigger government — people speaking out for a smaller, more accountable government that respects freedom and allows small businesses to create jobs. Mr. President, there's a word for people who have the audacity to speak up in defense of freedom, the Constitution, and the values of limited government that made our country great. We don't call them ‘enemies.’ We call them ‘patriots.’”

John Dennis

Looks like JOM traffic brought down the Dennis site.


Thomas Collins

The photo at the LUN is worth a thousand words.



Since I was born in Newport General Hospital, I believe I should still have the right to vote in RI even though I’m not a resident.

I’ll call my liberal aunt and uncle who are still there and tell them the rest of the country is making fun of RI residents for selling out their heritage.


While it really pains me to pay Harry the compliment, Yucca Mtn was and is a stupid idea. We should be reprocessing fuel, not burying it in a hole in the ground. (See Talents, Parable of...)


Vote where you were born?

I kind of like it, but ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDql2UXWp_8"> McClintock caught that one with Puerto Rico.


We need a little sherbet--a break for a minute from election stuff --I think:

1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (written by kids)

-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10 -No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age 10

2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. -- Camille, age 10

3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. -- Derrick, age 8

4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON? Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8

5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? -Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. -- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure) -On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. -- Martin, age 10

6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? -When they're rich. -- Pam, age 7 -The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. - - Curt, age 7 -The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. - - Howard, age 8

7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. -- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )

8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? -- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is ........

9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK? Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. -- Ricky, age 10

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--We should be reprocessing fuel, not burying it in a hole in the ground.--

Another unnecessary problem brought to us by that brilliant nuclear physicist/peanut framer from Plains.

Thomas Collins

Jwest, I was born in what was then Providence Lying-In Hospital (renamed Women & Infants). I make it a point to get back to the Ocean State from time to time. I would hope that folks of all ideological stripes vote against this.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Hilarious clarice. Thank you for the break from the DC follies.


Thanks, Clarice. I think #3 is my favorite based on my current stage in life. ;)


so that's how Boxer maintains her marriage, clarice?

as to Yucca Mountain, I would suggest that we bury the democratic leadership there as soon as is practicable. They are far more toxic than nuclear waste and from the look of them (i.e. Boxer's pic) have much longer half lives.


I'm reminded of the time North Dakota politicians wanted to change the State's name to Dakota. The populace was not amused, at least not until one of the newspapers began a "Rename the State" contest. Among the entries were "Manitscolda" and "Zipdacoatup."


You're welcome, all. I can't pick a favorite. Aren't kids wonderful?

Old Lurker

Wonderful, Clarice.


Funny, Clarice. channeling the late great Art Linkletter.
Agree for the need for sherbet.

I'll be a nervous wreck over the next 36 hours or so, as a lot of the local results do not get reported until the next day.


Clarice, about your "sherbert" above"

Watch Out!

According to some ">http://www.modernmom.com/hottopic/2010/nov/1/4-year-old-sued-for-training-wheels-accident/"> Supreme Court Judge in New York City, kids as young as 4 can now be sued.

So for instance your number 7 above: ". IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. -- Anita, age 9 "

I think that sounds like "Hate Speech" to the ACLU coming from Anita.

So next time you bake cookies with The Wolverine I hope you caution her about shootin' off her mouth like Dan Fagan:)


PS, I know they can shoot horses, but have they figured out how to they sue dogs yet?


What'r we explorin' today? ::pant:: ::sniff::


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hgGj8kbuRk>If you want to laugh go watch this video. Caution...language.


Heh. He's got a bunch of them.

JM Hanes

Well, now that photoshopping has turned into target practice, (and my graphics computer is totally on the fritz), I'm thinking I might while away some time at the shooting range which I just discovered a mere 2 exits down the highway from me.

I've been meaning to replace the shotguns I passed on to my brand new son-in-law (gee it feels so great to type that!), living out here in the stix as I do. They apparently have all sorts of handguns that you can "rent" for a trial run on the premises, which would be a great way to see what seems comfortable. Can't decide whether to go before or after voting....

Alternatively, I suppose I could plant all those plants in pots that I meant to have in the ground by now. Nah.


Nah. I could finish the quilt that's been up on the frme in the guest bedroom for 2 years, too. But i won't.


Just 16 months ago ...

Despairing Republican friends have been asking me what I think we should do to rebuild the GOP and begin our certain and inevitable comeback. My answer disappoints them: "Build an ark."
I say this because I've made a career out of counting votes, and the numbers tell a clear story; the demographics of America are changing in a way that is deadly for the Republican Party as it exists today. A GOP ice age is on the way,
Yeah. I believe in Anthropogenic Climate Change.
It's coming to DC starting tomorrow.


Greta is going after Politico's Jonathan Martin in evidently a twitter quarrel.

Thomas Collins

I'm having my first glass of red wine at 6:13 PM, which, taking a bit of liberty with the 24 hour clock, is 1773.


Politico should be declared a Democrat propaganda reading room of no redeemable value to anyone.


Along with the sherbet, there is the 200th Dancing with the Stars episode to ease the tension or blunt the tenterhooks.

Jack is Back!


Back from playing 9 holes with my son here at HD on the links and sitting outside in the summer kitchen cooking ribs. Read your post and wow, did you capture the minds and nuances of our kids. Isn't innocence exciting and fun.

Now watching the Rangers v. Giants between clicking the Colts v. Texans since I am comfortable in the fact I voted 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Not much I can do from now on, Lets see how the cards unfold. My prediction is 65 House and 9 Senate. How about the rest of you?


--"Greta is going after Politico's Jonathan Martin in evidently a twitter quarrel"--

Twit for (ooof); can't say that!

Danube of Thought

Neo was that you or are you channeling John Judis of the Coming Democrat Majority?


Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.

I am going to put that on my tombstone!


Dorothy Rabinowitz is simply the finest editorial writer in the country,

"Whatever the outcome of today's election, this much is clear: It will be a long time before Americans ever again decide that the leadership of the nation should go to a legislator of negligible experience—with a voting record, as state and U.S. senator, consisting largely of "present," and an election platform based on glowing promises of transcendence. A platform vowing, unforgettably, to restore us—a country lost to arrogance and crimes against humanity—to a place of respect in the world."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704141104575588211544818170.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop>No Roosevelt

Captain Hate

Do you think it's even remotely possible that Kucinich is in trouble?

Porch; in a word "Yes". It's not like he hasn't been beaten before; Martin Hoke was far less well known than the Corrigan name and knocked the little dweeb out before he scurried back. Even though there are lots of lefty idiots that like the sawed-off POS, there are plenty of other viewpoints. He could've lost last time except he had too many challengers splitting the vote. A lot of principled lefties (not completely oxymoronic but close..) have long memories and recall his history as a race-baiter par extraordinaire. In fact one of the "underground" newspapers did a 3 part series on him that was real embarrassing to anyone who hasn't drunk the koolaid long enough for it to have altered their cortex.

Having said all that he still could win. But he's definitely gripping hard because I saw a TV ad tonight in which he disavowed an allegiance to either party.

Captain Hate

I agree Clarice; Dorothy is so much the schizz that she makes the word 'journalism' less than completely reprehensible.


One more reason to put Harry high on the list of Dems to whom you most want to wave good-bye.

Oh yes, he is POISON.


Ditto, on Dorothy, when one sees the hackery that is presented year afte year at the Pulitzer, it makes Gutenburg seriously reconsider the whole printing press idea, and makes Jefferson's concerns quite manifest.


Nuke Harry Reid

I deplore the right-wing violence mongering.

Jack is Back!

Dorothy Rocks and always has for me. She nails more nails on the head then a four fingered carpentar. But she is also right and says what every right thinking American has been thinking an saying since 1/20/09. 1/20/13 can't come soon enough. End of an error.

Jack is Back!

Does Peyton Manning remind you of Johnny Unitas. Sort of weird they played for the same team.


One heckuva pitchers' duel on TV right now. LUN


All those dopey young things going into journalism to "make a difference" by which they mean lying and publishing what the gang wants to hear--and she, besides being a writer of such stylistic perfection did make a difference--she alone blew the whistle on the life destroying day care pedophilia scamarama which for a while propelled so many ruthless prosecutors, psychologists and social workers into the limelight.


That photo of Boxer reminds me of the character Ru'afo from Star Trek: Insurrection.


Heckuva pitchers' duel. LUN


Or Jessica Helmond in Brazil, 'goggles they do nothing' btw, how is McKenna doing vs. Coakley, I'd be hard pressed to imagine a more
vile persecutor in office, yes Fitz is in the running, along with Morris, whos was Steven's
Capt Ahab


Does Peyton Manning remind you of Johnny Unitas.

I don't remember Unitas being such a whiner.

JM Hanes

I don't know much about baseball, but I know ads that really suck when I see 'em.

So, can I be a Cliff Lee fan? Or am I supposed to be complaining that he's not doing something he outta be doing?

Captain Hate

Does Peyton Manning remind you of Johnny Unitas.


I know I can be rough on Rush at times but he had a hilarious clip on just before the end of his show: The red-nosed predator was at a rally for John Boccieri, a negligible POS who was previously known for being one of the "blue dog" holdouts for Bammycare until push came to shove and he caved like the craven coward he is. Because of that he's very much threatened by the Wave and was so desperate he risked triggering Megan's Law by bringing in Slick to stump for him. While Clenis was wowing the sparse crowd of union humps, Boccieri had to leave; not because of worrying about catching any airborne STDs but his wife was going into labor. At that point the smartest boy from Hope, Arkansas let loose with "For some reason, when women are around me they go into labor".

Leaving aside the exceedingly poor taste of somebody who defiled the White House almost as much as he did a blue dress making reference to anything having to do with sex, he always seems to make his campaign speeches for others more about him than them. That includes his wife.


Cruz plays a lousy right field.

Captain Hate

Now that we've praised Dorothy, let's venture to the other end of the spectrum in the LUN. Don't bother with the article; it's boiler-plate garbage. But check out the comments. OMG!! This is from a few months ago so apologies if it's been here before; but if so I didn't notice...


Yes Kucinich could lose. Out where I live there are hundreds of Corrigan signs and I have been making GOTV calls these past few months. We just have to get the lower westside people to stop supporting him.Last year we had a fundraiser for a colleague who had breast cancer and he {Kucinich} just showed up out of the blue. It was strange.


I am going on record:

Republicans pick up 78 house seats, 9 Senate seats.

I am taking my kids to the polls, we are trying to teach them to punish their enemies, defeat whores and bitches and stomp the mentally disturbed!

What was it the liberal press was saying about why people don't participate in politics...civility??


Mongol Biden: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?

Barney Frank: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

Mongul Biden: Wrong! Conan Obama! What is best in life?

Conan Obama: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

Mongol Biden: That is good! That is good.

Jack is Back!


I took mine to early voting. We were the first in line at Flagler Beach when they opened up. Then I drove him to school and he went into class wearig "I Voted" sticker on his uniform shirt. That is how you get the youth thinking about how important it is to preserve the republic for which it stands.

Danube of Thought

I've loved Dorothy since her series on that tragic case of prosecutorial and judicial hysteria in the Amirault matter in Mass. I think she may have been responsible for at least ameliorating the damage done to a perfectly innocent group of people. She shows up sometimes on the Journal Editorial Report and she never disappoints.


Edgar Rentaria just drove a stake through the heart of Texas fans. LUN

Jack is Back!

Gee, I guess it looks like San Fran is going to win a WS. Hard to believe. I thought for sure Texas had more than hat and lots of horses to win this thing How about Mollie Corbett singing God Bless America. Now this is something we can root for......Your rock girl.


Chuck Greenberg, enjoy the game. LUN


I don't if the newest Iowahawk was posted, in the LUN

Jack is Back!

Yikes! Nelson Cruz goes deep. 3-1 GIANTS


I'm dying here.


Hands off the cigarettes, Sue. Stay strong!


Oh, I'm not dying for a cigarette. I'm dying because ::boo hoo:: the Rangers are not going to win a World Series.



Do like Rush and get one of those electronic cigs. Either that get some guys who can hit.


The funny part is the Rangers are a hitting team. Have been all season. Not sure what the heck is happening with their bats. Even in the 1st game we had 7 runs.


Sue, this should cheer you up. One of the funniest legal briefs I have ever seen. LUN

Melinda Romanoff


Santelli uses, and refills is own, e-cigs. The sole output is nicotine and water vapor. Rush does the same, and really piques people when he "pulls" at a restaurant, because the "end" lights up. Battery driven, BTW.

I've just done so much damage to myself, the "trans" nerve, that I don't dare, nor is it that important, anymore.



That's cute. I especially liked the "defeated the Evil Empire known as the New York Yankees".

Jim Miller

I recall trying to figure out Obama's position on nuclear power, during the 2008 campaign. After much digging, I decided that he was for it in principle, but against it in practice. (And probably fooled people on both sides of the issue.)

Danube of Thought

Sad to see a series end this way. With these two teams, I don't think the country was going to become engaged till game six--and now it's done.

Where the he'll is bgates?

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