No News, No Blogs = Win

I have not read the news, watched the news, or read a blog for 48 hours, and it is kind of great. Hell, I have not even checked memeorandum to discover the latest ginned-up outrage of the week. The 98% of the world who don’t read blogs may be on to something.






109 replies
  1. 1
    calipygian says:

    Don’t you earn money from this enterprise? Isn’t that kind of like saying you went on a bender and didn’t show up to your job as a widget maker or Clinton campaign operative for a week?

  2. 2
    smiley says:

    Who’s tired of pope coverage?

  3. 3
    br says:

    Wait, I’m confused. If you didn’t read the news or read blogs, what exactly did you do? Sleep? Watch reruns of BSG? Is there anything else to do?

    Please don’t tell me that you “went out of doors” to enjoy some “fine Spring weather” or something insane like that.

  4. 4
    MC 900 Ft. Jesus says:

    John Cole is: Hooked on World of Warcrack.

  5. 5
    4tehlulz says:

    In before American Idol and/or Sheeple.

  6. 6
    zzyzx says:

    I took yesterday off too. I watched some Star Trek movies (ye gods, Star Trek the Movie drags), hung out with friends, threw a quasi-seder, and I don’t feel like I missed anything.

    Hopefully we’ll all be able to take tons of time off after Tuesday.

  7. 7
    ThymeZone says:

    The 98% of the world who don’t read blogs may be on to something living real lives.

    I don’t know this psersonally, for a fact, but I have heard rumors that it might be true ….

  8. 8
    BJ says:

    The 98% of the world who don’t read blogs may be on to something.

    Sacrilege! You must be stoned for this outrage!

    Or is that you spent the last 48 hours?

  9. 9
    Scrutinizer says:

    Highlight of my day yesterday was early voting in NC: we put two more on the board for the MUP.

  10. 10
    Digital Amish says:

    what exactly did you do?

    Well it is spring. Time to shake off the winter rust and get out and grasp the warming earth and bathe in the warmth of the sun. Marvel at the cycle of life’s rebirth. Ah… spring.

    Of course here in Sequim Wa., the banana belt of the Olympic Peninsula, it’s mid 30s with 3 inches of snow on the ground.

    Al Gore is fat.

  11. 11
    rob! says:

    i gave up watching almost all TV news(except for around the first 20 mins of Olbermann) a week or two ago–wow, do i feel so much less pissed off and irritable.

  12. 12
    Cain says:

    I for one would like to thank John for not posting any stories. Beacuse of him, I was able to complete my homework yesterday.

    cain

  13. 13
    Brachiator says:

    I have not read the news, watched the news, or read a blog for 48 hours, and it is kind of great.

    I made it a point to sample various news commentary shows, from the PBS Washington Week in Review, to Meet The Press, et. al. It was interesting to see the degree to which these shows circled the wagon with respect to the astoundingly lame ABC Presidential debates.

    The pundit conventional wisdom is that the debate was fine and the questions were wonderful because they revealed who the candidates really were. And apparently the only people who disagreed were bitter Obama supporters.

    The only radio or TV pundit who noted the real problems with the debate was NPR’s Daniel Schorr.

    On the other hand, Chris Matthews threw out a few interesting poll nuggets. Among Pennsylvania voters, Clinton leads Obama commandingly with respect to hunters, gun owners and bowlers. Other polls suggest that significant numbers of undecided voters lean toward Clinton. And of the more than 150,000 newly registered voters are a significant number of people who switched parties (possible Limbaugh inspired mischief makers, perhaps).

    The bottom line is that Clinton may do much better than some have previously predicted, and prolong this mess.

    I watched some Star Trek movies (ye gods, Star Trek the Movie drags)

    Hell, I watched an episode of Classic Trek on TV, “The Conscience of the King,” about an actor suspected of having been a murderous dictator many years before.

    Good times.

  14. 14
    zoe in pittsburgh says:

    I had assumed that cable MSM networks would dedicate this pre-PA primary weekend to ginning up some kind of manufactured controversy about either Clinton or Obama– thankfully the Pope has saved us all. I turned on CNN at some point and they were filming his plane sitting on the tarmac. No actual Pope in sight, they were literally making news of the Pope waiting to deplane. After a few minutes I turned it off. Nothing to see, move along…

    Maybe there *is* a chance in PA that the primary won’t happen in the middle of some faux outrage storm. It’s a nice thought anyways.

  15. 15
    Rick Taylor says:

    Hell, I watched an episode of Classic Trek on TV, “The Conscience of the King,” about an actor suspected of having been a murderous dictator many years before.

    That was a good episode. A rare one, with actual moral ambiguity.

  16. 16

    Uhm 2% of the world’s population is 130 million people… which is more than th population of Japan… so I’m guessing your traffic is a bit less than that.

    Even if 99.9% of the world didn’t read you blog that would still be 6.6 million loyal readers.

    A good illustration as to how tiny the blogosphere is.

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    Good for you John. Sometimes you need to take a breather for a bit to clear up the mind so you can come back with a fresh outlook on the same old mess.

    Well it is spring. Time to shake off the winter rust and get out and grasp the warming earth and bathe in the warmth of the sun. Marvel at the cycle of life’s rebirth. Ah… spring.

    I am heading up to Spokane, Washington (by motorcycle) on May 1st, and I prefer to head inland from the south Oregon coast (up Hwy. 199 from California up in to Oregon) to Grants Pass/Gold Hill. From there I head up around the north side of Crater Lake to Hwy. 97 and take that up through central Oregon.

    I use the ODOT Trip Check road cameras and road info online to check conditions, and they are still snowing all over in central Oregon! One of the road cams (at Tombstone) had to be dug out today because the snow was so deep. There is over 250 inches of it at the summit of Mount Hood!

    I went to Spokane in mid-April last year and it was snow free except in the highest places. I don’t mind riding in snow as long as the sun is shining…lol, but I may have to head up the coast to Lincoln City and then over to Portland, then through the Columbia Gorge to Umatilla and up from there to Spokane. Not as much fun as my preferred way, but still a good trip.

    Either way, everyone have a great Sunday!

  18. 18
    Cain says:

    I am heading up to Spokane, Washington (by motorcycle) on May 1st, and I prefer to head inland from the south Oregon coast (up Hwy. 199 from California up in to Oregon) to Grants Pass/Gold Hill. From there I head up around the north side of Crater Lake to Hwy. 97 and take that up through central Oregon

    Be safe.

    cain

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    smiley, last night a news report said that the Pope was “reaching out to young people” and I said, “Yeah, 12 year-old boys,” and my Catholic girlfriend flagged me.

    I’m ready for the ol’ guy to go home.

  20. 20
    calipygian says:

    Better that the Pope is reaching out and not reaching around.

  21. 21
    myiq2xu says:

    Welcome back John.

    I was worried that your head exploded when the latest polls came out.

  22. 22
    zoe in pittsburgh says:

    Just flipped to MSNBC for a moment and someone was talking about “the catholicity of the catholic church.”

    Huh?

  23. 23
    The Other Steve says:

    I watched Senator McNasty on Snuffalupagus, and he really came off bad. The obvious point of attack on Republiconomics is what George pointed out, that they really don’t have a plan. mcNasty talked about spending cuts, and noted like $30 million worth of pork, which Snuffles pointed out is a miniscule part of the budget.

  24. 24
    The Other Steve says:

    I also noted there wasn’t a whole lot of talk about PA… Not sure what that means. May not mean anything.

    We’ll see. Hillary has to win by 15-20% in order for this to count, so we’ll see if the damage she’s done to Obama in recent weeks is enough.

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    The Other Steve says:

    As far as the Pope. I ain’t catholic, and I really don’t give a shit who the guy is or what he says.

  26. 26
    myiq2xu says:

    We’ll see. Hillary has to win by 15-20% in order for this to count, so we’ll see if the damage she’s done to Obama in recent weeks is enough.

    ROFLMAO

    Double-digit wins in big blue and swing states don’t count?

    Big caucus wins in solid red states is all the matters?

    McGovern – Mondale – Dukakis – Obama

    The few. The lame. The losers.

  27. 27
    libarbarian says:

    Life not spent in perpetual outrage is not worth living :)

  28. 28
    zoe in pittsburgh says:

    Which polls are you talking about, myig2nxu?

    This poll:

    Gallup Daily: 47% Obama, 46% Clinton

    or this:

    Newsweek: 54% Obama, 35% Clinton

    As if we needed any futher proof that polls have become seriously unreliable in this election– pollsters are going to have to figure out a better way than calling landlines and finding random people who are willing to participate.

  29. 29
    zoe in pittsburgh says:

    It’s Hillary’s campaign that has raised the bar so high in PA– if she doesn’t win in a BIG way that it’ll look like a loss for her. You can’t blame that one on Obama, as the “experienced” candidate she doesn’t play the expecations game too well.

    I used to support Hillary, however, I now support Obama. I like him for who he is and what he stands for, but I also have very serious doubts that Hillary could win in November. The negatives of both her and her husband are just too damn high– remember Clinton fatigue?

    I’m also pretty damn tired of the shameless nepotism and dynasty politics in American presidential politics. Obama doesn’t have a bunch of people he has to payback for where he is– Clinton does, as evidenced by most of the PA old-boys-network getting behind her so early.

    Vote Obama and just say no to Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton.

  30. 30
    reid says:

    zoe, please make sure everyone else you know in PA does the same! We in the rest of the country would be very happy if you could finally end the run of Hillary the Conniver.

  31. 31
    myiq2xu says:

    Vote Obama and just say no to Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton.

    And say hello to President McCain

  32. 32
    jnfr says:

    It’s been a gorgeous weekend here in Colorado, and I got some actual gardening done for the first time this year. Also watched some BSG (man, this week’s episode was dark, dark,dark), and of course, played Warcrack like all sane people do on the weekend.

    Can’t wait for Wednesday.

  33. 33
    Pb says:

    Thanks for your concern, myiq2xu, McCain supporter and basher of Democrats. Enjoy the pie.

  34. 34
    myiq2xu says:

    From TalkLeft:

    Here’s Obama at a campaign stop today:

    You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain,” Obama said to cheers from a rowdy crowd in central Pennsylvania. Then he said: “And all three of us would be better than George Bush.”

    Whoops.

    Whoops is right. Now the MUP is endorsing McCain.

  35. 35
    zoe in pittsburgh says:

    MUP?

  36. 36
    PeterJ says:

    Even with Clinton seeming to surge in some polls, myiq2xu can’t seem to be able to write a constructive comment.

    That’s just sad and pathetic.

    But also interesting, since this is one more indication that he has given up any hope for a Clinton nomination.

  37. 37
    zoe in pittsburgh says:

    So what, he actually misspoke. It’s not like he made up a dangerous experience out of absolutely nothing– and then admitted to repeating the story even after he knew it wasn’t true.

  38. 38
    chopper says:

    Double-digit wins in big blue and swing states don’t count?

    Big caucus wins in solid red states is all the matters?

    wow, a hillbot talking about what states matter. yawn. wake me when the 10-state strategy pays off.

  39. 39
    Pb says:

    I think he’s right, too–but if saying that someone “would be better than George Bush” is now suddenly an endorsement, then Obama might as well have just endorsed my cat for President, too.

  40. 40
    John D. says:

    Here’s Obama at a campaign stop today:

    “You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain,” Obama said to cheers from a rowdy crowd in central Pennsylvania. Then he said: “And all three of us would be better than George Bush.”

    Whoops is right. Now the MUP is endorsing McCain.

    “She and I are better than him, but all 3 of us are better than this other guy.”

    How is that an endorsement of McCain? He’s calling him the third best candidate of the three.

    I’ll wait for your glorious intellect to give us peons the insight we so woefully lack.

  41. 41
    myiq2xu says:

    MUP?

    Magic Unity Pony

    John Cole started it. You must be new here. Did you just graduate from troll school?

  42. 42
    PeterJ says:

    myiq2xu is the new Senator.

  43. 43
    zoe in pittsburgh says:

    Not new here, just was wondering if Clinton supporters had some nasty secret nickname for him that I didn’t know about.

    Is it just me or does anyone else here strongly suspect that myigq2xfu isn’t just an ordinary Hillbot but an actual card-carrying member of the GOP? Even better, one of el Rushbo’s “Operation Chaos” deranged assholes?

  44. 44
    dag nasty says:

    Not to mention it’s Magical Unity Pony.

  45. 45
    MC 900 Ft. Jesus says:

    As far as the Pope. I ain’t catholic, and I really don’t give a shit who the guy is or what he says.

    Now there’s a man who couldn’t give a Ratzi’s ass.

    Thank you, I’ll be here until Dad starts Armageddon!

  46. 46
    PeterJ says:

    Zoe in pittsburgh, I doubt that he’s a card carrying member of the GOP, there was a time when he didn’t troll.

    I think the last months have taken a serious toll on myiq2xu’s mental state though. Also, there might be some kind of substance abuse.

  47. 47
    myiq2xu says:

    Also, there might be some kind of substance abuse.

    Just say no to kool-aid

  48. 48
    Ben says:

    That “endorsement” of McCain is about the least endorsey endorsement I’ve ever read. I guess if you really, really wanted to make it fit, you could try to read it as a retroactive endorsement of McCain over GWB for the 2000 GOP nomination.

  49. 49
    Fledermaus says:

    The pundit conventional wisdom is that the debate was fine and the questions were wonderful because they revealed who the candidates really were. And apparently the only people who disagreed were bitter Obama supporters.

    You know if this election goes on much longer I’m just going throw up my hands and write in Jello Biafra. I don’t think were even close to the bottom of the stupid.

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    I think the last months have taken a serious toll on myiq2xu’s mental state though. Also, there might be is some kind of substance sexual abuse that involves goats.

    Fixed.

    NoIQ is 24/7 pro-Hillary here. He once declared that he was on the MUP with the rest of us during one of Hillary’s rough patches, but it turned out that when he tried to get on it he vaulted clean over it and landed in the goat pen on the other side. Since he discovered goats he has not been the same. Neither have the goats.

    I think we should refer to NoIQ as Goat Boy. ;)

    Be safe.

    cain

    I shall do my best to keep it that way. Thanks! :)

  51. 51
    myiq2xu says:

    NoIQ is 24/7 pro-Hillary here.

    So sayeth the supporter of John “Crypt Keeper” McCain.

    I must say your sexual fantasies about goats is kinda creepy.

    Actually, it’s very creepy.

  52. 52
    Dug Jay says:

    Obama sorta endorses John McCain, arguing that McClain would be better than Bush, according to this report from McClatchy:

    Democrat Barack Obama, who often argues that John McCain is the same as President Bush, said Sunday that the Republican presidential candidate would be better for the country than Bush has been.

    “You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain,” Obama said to cheers from a rowdy crowd in central Pennsylvania. Then he said: “And all three of us would be better than George Bush.”

  53. 53
    Pb says:

    Sorry Dug Jay, another troll already beat you to it.

  54. 54
    The Other Steve says:

    If Hillary is winning, why hasn’t she won yet?

    You’d think all the super delegates would just line up behind her and end this thing. Wouldn’t they?

  55. 55
    The Other Steve says:

    Obama sorta endorses John McCain, arguing that McClain would be better than Bush, according to this report from McClatchy:

    Wouldn’t a brick be better than Bush?

  56. 56
    ThymeZone says:

    Wouldn’t a brick be better than Bush?

    President Clay?

  57. 57
    John S. says:

    Sorry Dug Jay, another troll already beat you to it.

    How sad that Dug Jay and myiq have become interchangeable.

  58. 58
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    NoIQ is 24/7 pro-Hillary anti-Obama here.

    Fixed self. ;)

    myiq2xu GoatBoy Says:

    I love the smell of hot goat sex in the morning. You know, one time I was loose in a goat pen, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I looked up. I couldn’t find one standing, not one stinkin’ goat. The smell, you know that hot goat sex smell, the whole pen. Smelled like… victory.

    Someday this war’s gonna end…

    You have a way with words that leaves me speechless. Or so you wish. ;)

    I watched Garin and Axelrod on MTP, and Axelrod pwned Garin. Plus he did a very good job of not going over the top on him, which made it all the better because he could have ripped him to shreds. Garin was stammering, hemming and hawing throughout the interview, and he sounded like a complete n00b. Axelrod kept up the pressure without coming off as overbearing. Almost like he felt sorry for Garin and the position he was in.

    I loved it when Axelrod asked Garin to find one example of Hillary talking against NAFTA prior to the primaries. All Garin could stammer out was that it was said in private discussions, which made it sound phony as hell. Overall, it was a great interview for Axelrod and I can imagine that more than a few people at Monsters, Inc. are disappointed with Garin.

  59. 59
    myiq2xu says:

    Wouldn’t a brick be better than Bush?

    A brick would be smarter than Bush.

    Saying McCain is better than Bush is like saying gonorhea is better than syphilis.

  60. 60
    TR says:

    Heh. I was out of the country for the weekend, just got back and rushed to see what I missed. Not a damn thing.

  61. 61
    MBL says:

    Gonorrhea IS better than syphilis.

  62. 62
    myiq2xu says:

    Gonorrhea IS better than syphilis.

    Are you speaking from personal experience?

  63. 63
    The Other Steve says:

    A brick would be smarter than Bush.

    Saying McCain is better than Bush is like saying gonorhea is better than syphilis.

    Sad, that Hillary has been telling her supporters to vote for McCain over Obama then.

  64. 64
    myiq2xu says:

    Sad, that Hillary has been telling her supporters to vote for McCain over Obama then.

    Tell another lie, Pinocchio.

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    Mike D. says:

    I’m not naming any names, and I know I’m waaay late to the party on this one, but damn! cleek’s pie script whips Batman’s ass with a belt!

    I have a similar deal that flags “meme” and all the variants of “throw X under the bus” and treats them very unkindly, but I’m not going to scan all incoming HTML for, you know, no names mentioned. This was my next-to-last option before dropping BJ like a hot quarter.

    I’m seriously tinkering with a John Cole Hillary-Fatigue Lament Vanisher, though. Not in Greasemonkey, javascript is the tool of Satan. Let you know if I get something drool-proof up and running.

  66. 66
    myiq2xu says:

    Here’s what Hillary had to say:

    (Via Talk Left)

    Sen. Obama said today that John McCain would be better for the country than George Bush. Now, Sen. McCain is a real American patriot who has served our country with distinction, but Sen. McCain would follow the same failed policies that have been so wrong for our country the last seven years.

    “Sen. McCain thinks it is okay to keep our troops in Iraq for the next 100 years. Is that better than George Bush?

    “Sen. McCain will continue the failed economic policies of George Bush that have brought us deficit and increasing debt. Is that better than George Bush?

    “Sen. McCain does not have a health care plan that will cover every American. In fact, we will have more and more uninsured Americans. Is that better than George Bush?

    “Sen. McCain has no plans to end the housing foreclosure crisis or cut the cost of gas at the pump. Is that better than George Bush?

    “We need a nominee who will take on John McCain, not cheer on John McCain, and I will be that nominee.”

    And while Clinton did say that Obama was electable at Wednesday’s debate, today she explained the difference between them on this issue:

    “He can be elected. I WILL be elected.”

    Unlike some BJers, I promise I WILL vote for the Democrat in November.

  67. 67
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    A verbatim quote from Hillaryis44, the bold is mine:

    Because whne the Republicans 527s and base get through runing those Weathermen ads..vs 911 and Iraq solders being blown up by those IUDs…don’t say you weren’t warned.

    Hmmm, explosive Intra-Uterine Devices? Gawd help us!

  68. 68
    myiq2xu says:

    A verbatim quote from Hillaryis44, the bold whole thing is mine:

    Quit sockpuppeting stupid shit at your favorite site and then reposting it over here.

    You’ve been trying to pull that same shit for months now.

  69. 69
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    myiq2xu GoatBoy Says:

    K-Y Jelly is too expensive for use on goats, but I have found that bacon grease is a cheap substitute. Plus it makes hot goat sex in the morning smell like breakfast!

    Shorter GoatBoy: Damn I am smart!

    Yes, you are a legend in your own mind.

  70. 70
    myiq2xu says:

    Yes, you are a legend in your own mind.

    Very, very creepy.

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    myiq2xu says:

    SUSA’s final PA poll is out

    Hillary by 12 points.

    Feel free to explain how Pennsylvania doesn’t count.

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    As far as the Pope. I ain’t catholic, and I really don’t give a shit who the guy is or what he says.

    In the words of George Carlin, “I have as much authority as the Pope; I just don’t have as many people who recognize it.”

  73. 73
    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    SUSA’s final PA poll is out

    Hillary by 12 points.

    Feel free to explain how Pennsylvania doesn’t count.

    So, you think a 12-point win in Pennsylvania will wipe out Obama’s delegate lead?

  74. 74
    myiq2xu says:

    So, you think a 12-point win in Pennsylvania will wipe out Obama’s delegate lead?

    It’s just the beginning of the end.

  75. 75
    Phoebe says:

    Nobody ever said Pennsylvania doesn’t count. But unlike the Hillary people, many of us don’t think [wish] it’s going to decide the whole nomination.

    meanwhile, here’s your outrage of the day, via RBC:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....03_pf.html

  76. 76
    Punchy says:

    You’d think all the super delegates would just line up behind her and end this thing. Wouldn’t they?

    They will. Give ’em time.

  77. 77
    Rick Taylor says:

    In case there’s anyone out there who still cares about finger-gate, this post here contains further links to all you need. Short version is Taylor Marsh, No Quarter, and Red State all put up a video purporting to show Obama giving Hillary Clinton the finger. Further pictures showing a different angel reveal he had two fingers up, not one. This lead to mea culpas on all three blogs as they sheepishly confessed that the heat of the campaign lead them to go a little crazy. Hahahaha, no of course it didn’t, that last sentence was a joke, I wish the rest was. Over at Taylor Marsh, the commenters are still ranting about it. A typical post was,

    “Plain as day to all except the Democratic National Committee who say he was just scratching his nose. I called the Obama campaign to complain: 1-866-675-2008 and they LAUGHED. They all think it is a great big cut up. Perhaps if we all call he’ll have to own up to it before the PA vote on Apr. 22.”

    So I just called, and said I was an Obama supporter, and I was really offended by what he did. The woman on the phone said he used two fingers. I said no he did not, I’ve seen it from many angles. She laughed and said no it’s two fingers. I said that is your opinion, and I’m an Obama supporter and this is my opinion. I’m ashamed of him, and please tell his campaign how I feel.

    Anyway, back to your pleasant weekends.

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    flyerhawk says:

    Rick,

    Thankfully I was out of town for finger-gate. They have completely lost it.

    I am really trying to remind myself that this is silly season and that I can’t get too worked up over this idiocy but No Quarter and Taylor Marsh are clearly willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

    I wonder what is going to happen when Hillary wins PA by 10 points but only gains about 7 delegates?

  79. 79
    The Other Steve says:

    Feel free to explain how Pennsylvania doesn’t count.

    Oh come on, only states that went for Obama don’t count.

    Still, even if Clinton does well in Pennsylvania. Where does she pick up the other 150 delegates she’ll need to get into the lead?

  80. 80
    The Other Steve says:

    I wonder what is going to happen when Hillary wins PA by 10 points but only gains about 7 delegates?

    Easy. They will declare it the beginning of the end.

    Although I think in just the past week Obama has picked up 7 superdelegates, so I’m not sure exactl how this is going to help Hillary.

  81. 81
    myiq2xu says:

    Where does she pick up the other 150 delegates she’ll need to get into the lead?

    Easy – When the so-called “superdelegates” realize that Obama’s real name is Barack Mondale Dukakis Obama, they will come running to Hillary’s side.

  82. 82
    Ned R. says:

    John’s original post describes my last weekend — when I came back from Seattle I was all, “‘Bitter’ controversy? What?”

  83. 83
    flyerhawk says:

    myiq2xu,

    So you think that 80% of the SuperDelegates are going to go for Hillary, despite the fact that she has been losing SDS since Feb 5th?

    What is the color of the sky in your world?

  84. 84
    myiq2xu says:

    So you think that 80% of the SuperDelegates are going to go for Hillary, despite the fact that she has been losing SDS since Feb 5th?

    First of all, you mean “remaining superdelegates.” Secondly, the SD’s don’t vote until August.

    Obama is a fad, the political equivilent of the “Achy -Breaky Heart” or the “Macarena”

    By August he’ll be as popular as Big Mouth Billy Bass.

  85. 85

    Clinton got the endorsement of her new buddy Richard Mellon Scaife. The VRWC loves them some HRC.

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    John S. says:

    I love how myiq’s only source for information throughout this entire thread has been Talk Left. It’s like a wingnut troll constantly referring to NewsMax or the Washington Times.

    Because, you know, those are the only unbiased sources that can be trusted.

  87. 87
    flyerhawk says:

    myiq2xu,

    That was a remarkable deflection. You’re right. I did mean remaining delegates.

    How many Obama delegates have defected to the Clinton campaign?

    By August this race will be over. Done. Finished. Kaput. If Hillary is holding out hope for a convention coup she is heading for a rude awakening.

    It amazes me how the Hillary supporters are simply incapable of offering a cogent hypothetical in which Hillary can win which does not include a floor fight at the convention, which is NOT going to happen.

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    Hillary has embraced the VRWC and its leader because she has created the VLWC using MoveOn and party activists as the new scapegoats (you can stop drooling GoatBoy, a scapegoat is not a real goat). She has embraced the right and pissed on the left.

    Reading the Hillary Compost Centers on the web and I note the talking point that GoatBoy drug in here is the hot meme being pushed by the Clinton Camp. Also, I read that internal Clinton numbers are claimed to be her by +10 in PA, which would be half of the lead of what she had coming in to PA. The drive now is to lower expectations and position the goal posts for Tuesday, so they are pushing Obama must win or at least tie her ‘to stay in’ and if she beats him by 5% then it is a landslide.

    That way when she gets her +10, everyone can marvel at how she pulled off the HUGE victory. Of course, you have to ignore the 20% she had coming in to PA to do this, so positioning the goal posts is essential to spreading the meme. I think Obama will keep the spread below 10, and I am hoping for an upset but I think that will be unlikely. But if it happens I won’t complain one bit.

    Still, I unless Obama stumbles or the supers hand it to her, this is over. I hope PA is the final nail in the coffin for her campaign. Hillary was right, this was decided on February 5th. She just refuses to concede.

    Reading the loonier posts by the Clintonistas is entertaining, but I really hate to see some of these people saying the stupid shit they do. Some of the stuff they say is pretty reprehensible, but in a way you almost feel sorry for their detachment from reality.

    Almost.

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    myiq2xu says:

    Conservatively not Liberal Says:

    I was sexually assaulted by a goat. That’s why I associate all dominant male figures with goats. I have sick twisted fantasies of myiq2xu and goats having a bukkake party on me.

    p.s. I love me some John “Crypt Keeper” MCain.

    Fixt

    And very, very creepy.

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    myiq2xu says:

    It amazes me how the Hillary supporters are simply incapable of offering a cogent hypothetical in which Hillary can win which does not include a floor fight at the convention, which is NOT going to happen.

    When you do a haka you’re supposed to flex your muscles, scowl and scream fiercely.

    Like Gunny Hartmann says in Full Metal Jacket – “Let me see your war face!”

    You don’t scare me. Work on it.

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    The Other Steve says:

    When the so-called “superdelegates” realize that Obama’s real name is Barack Mondale Dukakis Obama, they will come running to Hillary’s side.

    Mondale endorsed Hillary.

    She’s even using the Mondale strategy.

    I wonder if you actually believe the bullshit you spew.

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    Pb says:

    I do think that a 12 point win in PA would be good news for Hillary now. I don’t think it’d be nearly as big a win as she’d need, delegate-wise, but it’d be a big win. I also don’t think she’ll win PA by 12 points. Maybe 8 points. But if she can’t win it by at least 5 points, that’ll definitely be bad news for her. Now let’s see what the outcome is, and see how it gets spun; but afterwards, you can look up this post, because that’s my analysis, and I’m sticking to it.

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    Martin says:

    Hillary needs to do better than 12%. 12 points only gets her 9-12 delegates. That might have some sway with the supers and get a bit of income coming in, but the March numbers are in tonight and she’s in trouble. Obama ended March $42M cash on hand for primaries with

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    Martin says:

    Neat. I have no idea how that got submitted like that.

    Anyway…

    Obama ended March $42M cash on hand for primaries with $1M in debt, Clinton $8M COH for primaries with $10M in debt. Clinton is just running up the credit card now.

    Ultimately with the supers its going to come down to where they see themselves with each candidate. Clinton is big money/machine politics DLC, Obama small money/grass roots DNC. Money rules and DLC is getting its ass kicked as well it should.

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    Martin says:

    Anyone else notice this? Looking at TalkLeft and Mydd and similar sites – I see nothing but people talking about Obama. Not well, mind you, but no evidence of phonebanking, walking districts, not even many positive diaries and such about Clinton.

    I see lots of talk about middle fingers and sexism and polls and such, but are the Clinton supporters actually *doing* anything, or just hanging out online talking about shit? Or am I just spoiled at DKos and most of the Obama leaning sites are equally vacuous?

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    Martin says:

    Feel free to explain how Pennsylvania doesn’t count.

    I like how the Clinton supporters keep trying to condense the entire nation into Pennsylvania – that if Obama can’t win PA that he’s a failure, almost as if the other states, I don’t know, don’t matter….

    For those that have lost track, Obama has won 30 states. Clinton 14.

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    myiq2xu GoatBoy Says:

    I don’t have an original idea in my head so I have to steal them from others but Mom says it’s ok with her because I have no friends from living in her basement and they are mad because I am so smart plus they used to beat me up in school back in the 50’s so as long as I keep eating Cheetos I am safe.

    Did you know goats have kids? I like kids. Mmmmmmm, kids.

    Yup, typical Hillary supporter.

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    Rick Taylor says:

    For those that have lost track, Obama has won 30 states. Clinton 14.

    You have a lot more cookies than I do. . .

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    March madness numbers are in!

    How did Obama do?

    Obama pulled in almost $43 million in March and had cash on hand of almost $39 million, so he had just over $81.6 million in March. His expenses for March were $30 million, leaving just over $51 million in cash on hand at the end of the month. His unpaid bills were less than $700 thousand. Obama has brought in almost $234 million in this campaign.

    So I would say that Obama is doing just fine, and I am glad to have helped! :D

    How did Hillary do?

    Well, she brought in almost $21 million in March and had cash on hand of just over $33 million, so she had just over $54 million in March. Her expenses for March were just over $22 million, leaving almost $32 million in cash on hand at the end of the month. Her unpaid bills were just over $10 million. Hillary has brought in $172 million in this campaign.

    From what I have read, Hillary may have brought in only $8 million for the primary and $12 million for the general in March. Or reverse those numbers, there is some confusion about them but Camp Clinton said that $8 million of it was for the primary, so I will go with that.

    Either way, most of the cash on hand at the beginning of the month was money for the general, and 60% of what she raised in March is only for the general. So as near as I can figure, she is broke and in the hole right now. From what I gather, her loan is not included in the outstanding debt total. In other words, she has been running on fumes.

    Over $10 million in unpaid bills?! With all of the ads she is running now, she has to be skipping on the other bills to pay for airtime she is burning up. That is a lot of people getting put on hold for their cash, that is for sure. I can see why Hillary delayed reporting this until the last second, it looks pretty bad for her right now and releasing this earlier would have killed off her fund raising for April.

    Her campaign is roadkill, and someone needs to come scrape her off the road so we can get on with electing a Democrat for president. Obama has outperformed her in just about every single aspect of this campaign that matters and the super delegates would be stupid to ignore that. But I won’t put anything past the party people. They have always seemed most capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    This race was hers to lose, and she has lost. Game, set, match.

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    Rick Taylor says:

    March madness numbers are in!

    And how was this headlined on Talk Left?

    Obama Raises Less in March Than in February

    Of course Obama is in trouble losing the popular vote in Ohio and Texas and presumably in Pennsylvania when he’s outspending Cliton by so much.

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    John S. says:

    I have sick twisted fantasies of myiq2xu and goats having a bukkake party on me.

    Wow, the guy is obsessed with bukkake.

    I think myiq comes here and does his schtick solely for the purpose of experiencing the bloq equivalent thereof. He’s a political whore who likes being humiliated (by multiple people) and having them splooge all over him.

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    PeterJ says:

    SUSA’s final PA poll is out

    Hillary by 12 points.

    Feel free to explain how Pennsylvania doesn’t count.

    Actually, the real final PA poll from SUSA is out now.

    Clinton by 6 points.

    Also, Pennsylvania has always counted. The problem for the Clinton campaign, all the other states, except FL and MI, count too. Whatever their latest spin is.

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    PeterJ says:

    Forgot to ask myiq2xu, since he as a Clinton supporter knows everything about states counting and not counting.

    When would Pennsylvania not count any more? If Obama would win more delegates, if he would win the popular vote, or if he would win both?

    If the voters in Pennsylvania reject Clinton, would that make them bitter?

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    Pb says:

    Wow, classy — now myiq2xu is just making up numbers!

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    Notorious P.A.T. says:

    Mondale endorsed Hillary.

    Hell, Mondale’s VP is *working* for Hillary. Now that’s good hypocrisy!

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    TR says:

    myiq2xu Says:

    SUSA’s final PA poll is out

    Hillary by 12 points.

    Uh, wrong.

    A day before the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, it appears Hillary Rodham Clinton will fend off a late charge from Barack Obama, the latest SurveyUSA poll found.

    The poll, the fifth conducted exclusively for NBC 10 and several other local television stations throughout the state, concluded that women will carry Clinton to victory, despite a surge for Obama in the southeast portion of the state.

    According to the survey, Clinton will carry the symbolically important popular vote, but not by enough to gain material advantage in pledged delegates, according to the final SurveyUSA tracking poll for the primary.

    The survey concluded that Clinton will finish with 50 percent, 6 percentage points ahead of Obama.

    I know you think your IQ is 2x ours, but that doesn’t mean you get to multiply Hillary’s edge in that poll by 2x as well.

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    jones says:

    gee, and there’s no discernible difference in your quality.

    you suck no matter what you do.

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