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Monday, May 31, 2010



Before we get to the actual story, let’s take a quick trivia quiz. Who was the only President in the past 30 years to visit Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day every year of his presidency? It wasn’t Ronald Reagan, who spent one year in Normandy and at least one other at his ranch in California. It wasn’t George W. Bush, either, although he was also at Normandy the one year he missed. George H. W. Bush, a veteran himself, never attended ceremonies at Arlington, sending Dan Quayle in his stead. In fact, it was Bill Clinton who made eight Memorial Day appearances at Arlington National Cemetery.

The slaughter continues

LarryakaLarry wrote on 05/31/2010 11:46:58 AM:

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Toddler Smokes Two Packs a Day

The 2-year-old Sumatran boy was given his first cigarette at 18 months by his 30-year-old father, Mohammed. Now, he throws tantrums if he's denied his two-pack-a-day habit, according to his family.

Talk about thinking outside the box. When this kid is told to do his chores or he doesn't get his smokes you can bet your two lowerback fat pads he going to do it. Taking away video games has nothing on this groundbreaking strategy.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday night slaughter on the Oly website

Anonymous98501 wrote on 05/30/2010 11:34:56 PM:

OlyRagToo wrote on 05/30/2010 10:32:46 PM:
I want to express my appreciation to those people who are nixing Larry's posts. When your posts routinely number in the hundreds, that alone justifies action. I'm not concerned with what he has to say--I seldom read anything he posts anyway-- but I am bothered by the frequency. A little restraint would go a long way.

If you are concerned about frequency of posting by someone here, shouldn't you also be counting how many comments ENGEL posts and ask her to show some restraint, too? Check out her Persona page to get them all in one place: ENGEL's page

You should also realize that whoever is trying to get Larry's comments deleted are only making it worse because he is only going to repost what you have hidden!

George made the mistake of asking for input!!

Well, George, you asked-- here goes.

(1) The original item about your “award” published May 26th said, The Olympian was the first-place winner for Best Website, General News .... Now you say it won ... as the best for breaking news among newspapers of any size .... Not the same-- “breaking news” is a subset of the whole website. Big difference....

(2) Your site is not kept updated regularly so there is no way it should be named "Best" in either category. Many days you leave the same story listed as the head item under BREAKING NEWS » all day long. It can't be breaking news hour after hour if it never receives any updates. In addition you post items as “breaking news” that are NOT “breaking news”. For example, Saturday the story about Dowdy was listed all day long as the lead under that header, even though it should never have been labeled as “breaking news” in the first place. You need another, general header if you’re going to do that.

Your timeliness frankly sucks. I receive frequent e-mails from the News Tribune with breaking news– they just about always beat your website for posting.


(3) You should realize that with big stories like Joe Hyer, the high hit rate comes from people repeatedly visiting to see what people are posting in the comment sections, not to see whether your staff has posted any updates (we already know they normally do NOT post updates). Our interest is in what our fellow citizens have to add to the story and the subsequent discussions.

(4) Speaking of comments (as part of the website), people who are reporting “abuse” just because they don’t like opposite opinions should not be allowed to “hide” comments that do not break the posting rules. Tammy McGee told me that she can see who has made those reports, so those people are the ones who should be BLOCKED, not the people they are trying to block. Block the miscreants instead of taking down the entire comment sections! (I won’t be surprised if someone “hides” this particular comment. Don’t worry, I have a copy of it, and if it disappears, you, Lui, and Tammy will get copies of it.)

I could go on for a long time, but this is a start.
Wonder what will come of this?

Friday, May 28, 2010

LTE comments taken down tonight

Well, the assholes reported enough comments to manage to get them all taken down. This is not right-- the Olympian staffers know who is doing the abuse reporting, so they should delete only those people's posting privileges, not everybody's!

Have a great weekend!

If you are going out of town, drive safe - watch out for "the other guy".

If you are not going out of town, I know of a great trio performing on Saturday night.

Above all - remember Memorial Day is just a symbol. Support our troops and vets 365 days a year.

More thievery

She-who-shall-not-be-named has admitted again to thievery!!
ENGEL wrote on 05/27/2010 10:34:10 PM:

That is awesome. I am so stealing it ;)

Anonymous98501 wrote on 05/27/2010 11:28:44 PM:

O. M. G.
There she goes again, admitting that she steals things!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Who got nasty?

Larry posted on the LTEs today, May 26:
LarryakaLarry wrote on 05/26/2010 04:47:55 PM:

Dave....the Republicans put on a nice show on Memorial Day and then go back to cutting Veterans Benefits.

Here is an example in our community...

"I am an 86-year-old military retiree and I am tired of
Illegals getting free what I served my country 20 years for and can’t get — medical coverage. Bill Lock, Olympia


Now why shouldn't a 20 year veteran get medical? It certainly isn't because Patty Murray hasn't been fighting for veterans all of her Senate career

So, Larry, what happened with that LTE? By the time I got to the Zero's site, there weren't any comments on it. I figured somebody must have gotten nasty..... Is that your take on it?

The Olympian wins SPJ award

The Olympian wins SPJ award

The Olympian was the first-place winner for Best Website, General News, in the Society of Professional Journalists Northwest 2009 Excellence in Journalism contest.

Second place in the category went to The Oregonian of Portland, and third place went to The Seattle Times. The Olympian competed against websites of all sizes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

The Olympian’s website is at

“That’s a team effort,” said Lee Liu, The Olympian’s assistant managing editor, interactive.

He credited the newspaper’s reporters, who provide breaking news and write the site’s blogs, and news assistant Tammy McGee, who updates breaking news to the site in the morning.

“Everybody has to contribute,” Liu said. “I’m very surprised, and I’m very proud for The Olympian.”

Staff report


Let us consider whether this award is fully deserved, shall we? Following are just some errors noted since the first of April this year.

* Comment on: No inuries in fire that destroys Lacey home at 5/24/2010 2:37 PM PDT on The Olympian
Olympian, what are inuries?????

* Comment on: Council wasted no time at 5/22/2010 2:40 PM PDT on The Olympian
Matt, what was the point of the following: ... Langer has longer ties to the region. He was born an identical twin in 1955 in Richland. ... Does the fact that he's a twin say anything important about his qualifications for the position?

* Comment on: Repeat DUI offender held without bail in Vermont at 5/17/2010 1:04 PM PDT on The Olympian
Shouldn't the Olympian be writing about the many multiple DUI offenders to be found in our own city/county/state? You don't need to look clear across the U.S. for one to write about!

* Comment on: FirstEnergy and Allegheny seek merger OK in Pa. at 5/14/2010 3:22 PM PDT on The Olympian
Olympian, can you explain why you think this item in particular would be of interest to residents of Thurston County?

* Comment on: Straightening wind-blown trees takes finesse at 5/13/2010 9:38 PM PDT on The Olympian
4. Slowly pull or wench the tree upright into the hole.
"WENCH"??? C'mon, do some proofreading! It's either "winch" or "wrench".

* Comment on: Great Wolf HR manager allegedly made obscene calls at 5/6/2010 6:26 PM PDT on The Olympian
Paulowski, check your wording: the authorities didn't obtain a search warrant FROM the website; the warrant was FOR the website!

* Comment on: Sunday morning fire burns home on Bigelow Street at 5/2/2010 3:22 PM PDT on The Olympian
Olympian, how is it that the Tribune can post this at Published: 05/02/1011:45 am | Updated: 05/02/1011:46 am but you don't get around to it until 02:34 PM? Shouldn't it be the other way around??

* Comment on: Grand Prix: Lacey edition at 5/2/2010 11:08 AM PDT on The Olympian
Olympian, check the sub-head: ... Resources: ‘Green’ autos race highlight of Alernative Energy Fair
Care to tell us what "alernative" means?

* Comment on: Bank rebranding will mean new signs at 4/29/2010 2:43 PM PDT on The Olympian
... The new name comes following Washington Federal’s acquisition of Horizon and First Mutual. ...
That's all well and good, but WHAT IS THE NEW NAME?? This article doesn't say what the NEW name is!

* Comment on: OLYMPIA: Driver licenses changing to protect identifications at 4/29/2010 1:57 PM PDT on The Olympian
PROOFREADING, Olympian! ... The department says it will expand the used of ...

* Comment on: Thousands flood downtown Olympia for 16th annual Procession of the Species at 4/24/2010 11:49 PM PDT on The Olympian
Christian Hill, don't you think you should have proofread this before sending it on? ... Hein watched the festivities last year but decided it was time to walk on the wide side ... That should have been WILD side!

* Comment on: Volunteers hit McClane trail for a face lift at 4/22/2010 2:53 AM PDT on The Olympian
Who wrote this headline-- McClane??? Couldn't you copy the correct spelling as used in the story?

* Comment on: Olympia man dies after crashing at Pacific Raceways at 4/6/2010 12:30 PM PDT on The Olympian
Stacey Mulick, did you proofread what you wrote before you pushed the "send" button? If you had, you would have spotted what's wrong with the following: The 62-year-old man had been was doing practice laps on a motorcycle ... Tsk, tsk, tsk.

* Comment on: Letters to the Editor for April 4 at 4/4/2010 3:23 AM PDT on The Olympian
I see 13 LTEs but only five authors/pairs of authors. What's up with that, Olympian? I hope we'll finally know the names of all the authors when you get around to it.

* Comment on: Wind and rot conspire at 4/3/2010 2:29 PM PDT on The Olympian
Olympian, where IS this house? This is lousy reporting-- "Hurley House" is not enough to tell readers where the location is!


There is no need to belabor this further, but I suggest that the Olympian staffers should not let their heads swell after receipt of this award!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A tip of the hat to Sadly, no

It appears that several years back, our little friend (mocking Pacino's machine gun because she shoots her mouth off) got into a tiff with the folks at "Sadly, no". Their wit is so sharp I'd avoid word to word combat with them and I'm a liberal......

Realist said,
June 9, 2005 at
Anybody else notice that while liberals visit conservative blogs mostly for new mockumentary material, conservatives seem to visit liberal blogs in search of intelligent conversation?Can’t really blame them, either. Just read some of the comments on SondraK’s blog and ask yourself if you’d want to converse with any of these people. The answer, of course, is . . . (wait for it) . . . Sadly, No!

I'll give zylus lots of mention.....

Zylus posted a link to a youtube video that was a hacked attempt to discredit Obama.

One of the Conservative commenters posted as follows:

@gentzelpwns go fuck yourself asshole. "learn how to spell." grow up you fuckin crybaby liberal bitch. there are more important issues in the world than winning a spelling bee. wake up. this asshole in office is destroying america and all you can fuckin think of is who can spell the best. faggot.

Probably a Family Values voter.

Timmy Boy

Eyman out to ban Mukilteo red-light cameras

Anti-tax initiative sponsor Tim Eyman is striking close to home with his latest measure - a ban on red light cameras in Mukilteo. ...

Posted comment:

Anonymous98501 wrote on 05/25/2010 02:11:55 PM:

... Eyman says the revenue from red light traffic fines is like a drug to city leaders. ...

Hmmmm, Timmy Boy should know all about that, what with all the money he has "earned" through his initiative efforts.

Zylus reads if we didn't know...

For you Larry...
This is what Larry wrote about my bio...From Thurstonblog, May 24, 2010 @ 12:08 AM

First a math lesson for the wannabe CPA - you're 40 and you spent 4 years in the military, and 10 years working at your manufacturing job. That leaves 26. So who did you mooch off from 18 to 26? Mommy and Daddy? I worked 34 hours a week while I attended college, as did 22 other guys that worked along side me. Some were Viet Nam vets, but they had families to raise so they worked while the GI bill paid their tuition.You're getting a college education because FDR signed a bill. You bitch about the Stimulus Bill, but basically, without government funding, you'd be up the creek without a paddle. The Conservatives reward companies that outsource jobs overseas (like what happened to you).You are one more in a collection of ass-backwards people that vote against your own best interest. Luckily, you can be a 40 year old schoolboy. The rest of us work and pay taxes so that you can have GI benefits.There's Lesson #1. They'll get tougher as it goes along. Since you like to start shit, let's see how you handle this. Posted by Larry

From 18 to 21, I lived with my mom and worked as a busboy. When I was 21, I joined the Navy and got an honorable discharge at the age of 25. At the age of 26, I found a job working in a manufacturing plant. I got married at 28 and had a beautiful daughter, too. I lost my job at the age of 36. I cashed out my 401K and have been living off of it. My wife has a good paying job. I realized at the age of 37 that most manufacturing jobs in this area are gone. At the age of 38, I went back to college because nowadays, you need a degree to get a job. I will be getting my ATA in Accounting next year. Oh, I almost forgot, I can not collect on the GI Bill because it expires after ten years. I would have been 35 then. I am paying for college myself though my 401K money.And thanks for reading olympiabloggers, Larry!

Larry's note - That's some 401K to have enough to pay for two years of college and be "living off it". I had a 401K that I had contributed up to 15% of my wages (3% was matched by the company) invested in Fidelity Magellen. I cashed in in 2003 and got about $10K (took a slight bath after 9/11) to pay off debts whose interest was costing me more than the money I was earning in the market. What you appear to have left off was the unemployment that you qualified for after your job was outsourced. (Thanks to the Democrats) Of course, being that you never use the government programs of which you qualify, I guess your wife's good job took care of things. I wonder, since the largest employer in this area of good paying jobs is The State of Washington ........ oh...nevermind, you wouldn't get it anyway.

By the way, Zylus, according to the VA, there may be an exclusion to the 10 year rule. You have to ask. You'll also be happy to know that if you apply for an job with civil service testing, you get preferential treatment as a vet.....sort of like Affirmative Action

Now I know you have a little resentment with me, but I'm going to remind you that you started this shit with your false accusations of me "living off the taxpayers". I just thought I'd take some of your information and mold it into my interpretation of what could be possible with you.

Fun game, isn't it?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Today's sniping

Interesting convo in the comments on today’s LTEs..... I'll leave it to you to decide who won. (I'll also leave it to you to figure out which comments were deleted! LOL)

dave34104 wrote on 05/24/2010 04:29:29 PM:
I just looked at the most recommended comments and they all seem to be from the right wing and seem to have close to the same number of votes...any reason for that?

MrMustard wrote on 05/24/2010 04:35:59 PM:
It's one of those damned right-wing conspiracies

cedar wrote on 05/24/2010 04:51:00 PM:
>dave34104 wrote on 05/24/2010 04:29:29 PM:<

The Constitution was just interpreted to mean that SondraK's sock puppets can vote by pushing the Recommend button.

ALocalGuy wrote on 05/24/2010 05:08:28 PM:
Who is SondraK, and who are the sock puppets?

ENGEL wrote on 05/24/2010 05:26:52 PM:
Oh yay. This never gets old.

Anonymous98501 wrote on 05/24/2010 05:29:00 PM:
>dave34104 wrote on 05/24/2010 04:29:29 PM:<

Gee, dave, I'm sure you'll figure it out if you think really hard. Bwahahahahah!

ALocalGuy wrote on 05/24/2010 05:49:53 PM:
So is Dave34104 describing assumed identities, multiple identities, or some combination of both?

On this site? Why would anyone bother?

And who are the sock puppets? Which identities are real, and which fictional?

Has anyone actually confirmed this behavior?

This seems very strange to me, and again, for what purpose would someone create or manage multiple identities?

cedar wrote on 05/24/2010 06:05:21 PM:
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>ALocalGuy wrote on 05/24/2010 05:08:28 PM:<

SondraK has a long history here of using different, shall we say, "stage names," and having them post here in rapid succession. Another tactic she uses is to make a series of short statements in a succession of posts, thereby pushing other commenters off the page. SondraK is in love with Ayn Rand, at least figuratively (since Rand is dead and has gone to the place where atheists go after death).

cedar wrote on 05/24/2010 06:24:07 PM:
Note in my comment just below that sock puppets can collectively press the "report abuse" button to have a post removed. This tactic has also been used repeatedly.

ENGEL wrote on 05/24/2010 06:26:54 PM:
ALocalGuy, what you really need to be asking is why would someone care so much about something so juvenile to fabricate such an intricate story and then go on and on and on and on and on and on and on... For years.

This is how *I* know who the psychotic ones are.

When they trot out this crap you know any chance of a rational comment thread is long gone.

It's the Godwin's Law of the Olympian comments section.

Carry on.......

cedar wrote on 05/24/2010 06:32:35 PM:
ENGEL: Do you admit that you have also posted under the names SondraK, John Galt, Ayn Rand, and many others, or do all those names belong to different extreme conservatives who all parrot the same ideas using the same writing style, like sheep? Why is it necessary to change your name? My posting name (for better or worse, LOL) has been the same for years.


About Zylus.....

Since Zylus wants to cha cha with Larry, Larry will show Zylus how the game is really played. Let's use truth - the profile that Zylus posted on his blog:

I am a 40 year old male. Spent 4 years in the Navy. I am currently attending SPSCC to get my degree in Accounting after losing my job of 10 years. I was in manufacturing until my job got shipped overseas. My long term goal is to become a CPA

First a math lesson for the wannabe CPA - you're 40 and you spent 4 years in the military, and 10 years working at your manufacturing job. That leaves 26. So who did you mooch off from 18 to 26? Mommy and Daddy? I worked 34 hours a week while I attended college, as did 22 other guys that worked along side me. Some were Viet Nam vets, but they had families to raise so they worked while the GI bill paid their tuition.

You're getting a college education because FDR signed a bill. You bitch about the Stimulus Bill, but basically, without government funding, you'd be up the creek without a paddle.

The Conservatives reward companies that outsource jobs overseas (like what happened to you).

You are one more in a collection of ass-backwards people that vote against your own best interest. Luckily, you can be a 40 year old schoolboy. The rest of us work and pay taxes so that you can have GI benefits.

There's Lesson #1. They'll get tougher as it goes along. Since you like to start shit, let's see how you handle this.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

another tip of the hat....

From our friend "Way Cool"

Nothing like satire to make for a great day.

How many socks?

ENGEL wrote on 05/23/2010 01:17:54 PM:
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I see Larry's still running all over the internet without any pants on. Do any of his "friends" or family care to try and stop him?

Sadly, no.
Recommend (6)

Read more:

I think the 6 "recommends" speak mountains for the question of how many characters are being used. Who else would recommend such a childish post? Now it does appear that D'ENGEL annoyed enough people to get the old hidden post.

you can't pay for material like this....

Zylus bleeted: ""I wish you guys would stop saying that I am SondraK. I have never done no such thing. And it's starting to sound like a false accusation and slander charge to me!"

Read more:

Being called "SondraK" is slander. Priceless!!!

Short lived....

My nickname is Zylus. I created this blogsite so others like me could blog without being harassed from Larry and his multiple IDs.

I am looking for people who are open minded, don't really have a party preference or just want to say what is really on their mind without being attacked by others.You can say whatever you want to on this blog as long as it does not break any laws. ( This is in reference to Anon98507 making a death threat to Tammy McGee some time ago.)

If this sounds like a place where you would like to express your opinions, then welcome aboard!

After someone posting that Anonymous 98507 didn't post a death threat directed at Tammy McGee, subsequent attempts to post again were blocked. So much for "you can say whatever you want as long as it does not break any laws"

Just to keep everyone informed, I challenged The Olympian to contact the police about anything on my blog that was unlawful. Sheriff Kimball, who I know well, hasn't so much as called me.

I, as administrator of this blog, do not want Achmeds and such to harass members, thus I closed it. Of course I never stipulated anything to the contrary.

New kid in town

Far be it from me to be a censor of freedom of speech.

I'd like to promote Zylus's new blog -

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The story was about a bird hatch.....

IndependentVoter wrote on 05/22/2010 01:30:46 PM: Ask Larry, he's the resident expert in getting a little behind in his work.

LarryakaLarry wrote on 05/22/2010 04:17:01 PM:
Independent Voter - you need to read this and understand the delicate nature of ENGEL...

ENGEL wrote on 05/21/2010 09:35:55 PM: So because I'm not gay it's alright for you to insult someone else using gay as a weapon to try and hurt someone.

If you continue to hurt her feelings you probably won't be able to get in the online clubhouse.

Aside from that, why are you fixated with homosexuality and why are you frequently attempting to say that I am homosexual?

Did you and I have an encounter that I didn't know about? Maybe one of those times that I used the public mens took advantage of me? As far as I can remember, all of my consentual sexual encounters were with females, but I understand that you folks that hang out in public restrooms could probably use a chemical like rufenol, to take advantage of a man for your pleasure.

I've never been baptised as a grown up by submersion, so I know you couldn't have taken advantage of me in that way, as was being done at the church in Bellevue.....

I felt it my duty to advise Independent Voter of how his alleged humor upsets ENGEL

Electric Kool-Aide drinking Acid Test

Ex_Olympian wrote on 05/22/2010 07:14:49 AM:

This is yet another example of the Obama administration trying to socialize the animal kingdom. How much more intrusion can we tolerate? This is tagzation without representation. Neither PETA not the ACLU will show up for this one because they're all in the same liberal, left-wing nest. No pun intended.

This a comment on tagging Peregrine Falcon chicks.

Nevermind. Ex Olympian copped to it being satire. Sorry.

Another sock bids farewell

Anonymous98501 wrote on 05/22/2010 03:01:08 AM:

zylus wrote on 05/21/2010 10:28:28 PM: Cya

Another sock bids farewell to the cruel world of the Olympian's comments sections. Bet this sock can't stay away either.......

So sad.........

Thursday, May 20, 2010


My new acronym:


Laughing At Tea Toting Elephants

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Big, windy days

Olympian item titled: "Windy weather forecast for Wednesday"

Comment posted:
auntie_flo wrote on 05/18/2010 07:43:26 PM:

Big, windy days, also known as "glenns."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Repuglican bites the dust!

There's some GOP election money gone for naught.......... (but perhaps we should assume that most GOP money goes for naught?)

Indiana Rep. Mark Souder, an eight-term Republican who promoted abstinence education, said Tuesday he'll resign from Congress after admitting an extramarital affair with a part-time staff member.

Souder won a bruising primary just two weeks ago, and the resignation effective Friday could hurt the GOP's chances of holding onto the Republican-leaning district in November in a year that many expect will favor the party.

Souder, an evangelical Christian who has championed family values and traditional marriage, apologized for his actions but provided no details ...

Actually, I for one really don't want to know any details..... ewwwww! LOL

Who has misconceptions?

dENGELberries posted:
ENGEL wrote on 05/17/2010 11:32:37 PM:

...she brought up the mud wrestling reference...

Yes, I saw that and it wasn't the first time nor is she the only person.

I didn't participate in any of the conversation about it.
Nor do I care to now. Just wanted that to be clarified, I know how other peoples' projections and misconceptions can become reality to so many here.

Yeah, she should know all about that since she does so much projecting every day that she posts!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Today's Jesus Christ pose

IndependentVoter wrote on 05/17/2010 05:45:18 AM:

The ugly results of a nation turning away from God and his teachings.
He awaits our return to His ways. He already paid the price for our sins.
He claims vengeance as his own, and it will be much more severe than any man could come up with. He can and will change your life, as He has changed me and so many many others who once walked in the darkness of sin.

Mock me all you want. Mocking Him is a death sentence.

In addition to his flawed understanding of Christian Theology, (Jesus, not God died for our sins), the death threat is a nice touch.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Too good to lose to the trash bin

Good ol' Zero removed these two comments, but I think we need to keep them for posterity.....
Anonymous98501 wrote on 05/14/2010 06:25:44 PM:
How could ENGEL have been working so diligently all day today to support the "deadbeats" when she was posting so often in the forums instead?

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5/14/2010 2:51 PM PDT Yea, and some of us had to work. You deadbeats don't support yourselves yannow!
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Hmmmmm, she DID take the noon time off from posting..... was that when she "worked"?

x wrote on 05/14/2010 07:39:49 PM:
Anonymous98501 wrote on 05/14/2010 06:25:44 PM:
Hmmmmm, she DID take the noon time off from posting..... was that when she "worked"?

That was her lunch break.

The People of Walmart

Just one click
And you'll slip
Into a Wal trash fascination
Take a look
And you'll see
Into the bane of this sinking nation

Friday, May 14, 2010

More "Who is doing the insulting?"

This morning's exchange with glenn, who is getting more hysterical by the day....

glenn wrote on 05/14/2010 06:38:05 AM:
CrownRoyal - Oh no another "nnnnnnnnormal" person? You don't fit in. Now go bang your head against a steel post and get progressive. Do it enough times and you'll become a liberal.


To which I responded:

Keep it up for an hour past that and you'll start to agree with glenn.


To which glenn followed up:

glenn wrote on 05/14/2010 07:27:32 AM:

xyzxy - Not bad - not bad. Good morning. Now I want to help you in case you didn't make it to the DNC talking points marching orders meeting this morning.
Profiling, racist, bigot, redneck, cracker, whitebread, neandertal, stupid, and any other names you can think of are to be used on dissenting opinions on these comments. Now go to work!


So apparently it's liberals that use insults despite glenn starting off the morning by implying that head injuries cause liberal/progressive opinions. Typical - it's not name calling if a neo-con says it.

The EYES have it!

Both eyes are now bionic!

Gawd am I glad that is over.

If you want the sensation of laser eye surgery, stare into a very bright light for 20 minutes without blinking.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Who is doing the insulting?

DJW has the righties tagged!
DJW wrote on 05/12/2010 08:54:36 PM:


Gargoyle, loser, etc., etc...

I seem to remember a few weeks ago someone telling me it was only democrats who called people 'names' or insulted them. It was only the 'left' who have nothing but insults when it comes to politics. Something must be wrong here. [snip]


'Lord Jesus Christ' struck by car in Northampton

Pedestrians are struck by cars in Northampton’s downtown area on occasion, but it’s not often one of those pedestrians has the same name as the son of God, according to the Northampton Police.
“I’ve been here 24 years, and that is a first,” said Northampton Police Captain Scott Savino.
Police responded at around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday to investigate an incident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while he was in a Main Street crosswalk, Savino said. The man was hurt, but conscious, and handed police his identification, Savino said.
“He was identified from a Massachusetts ID card, so that is his legal name,” Savino added. The card listed his name as Lord Jesus Christ, Savino said.
The 50-year-old Belchertown resident was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton with non-life threatening injuries to his face, mouth and legs, Savino said.
The driver, Brittany Cantarella, 20, of Pittsfield was issued a citation for a crosswalk violation, Savino said. Cantarella was driving a 2005 Chevrolet sedan.
The hospital said no one named Christ was a patient there today. Efforts to find a home phone number for Christ were unscuccessful.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bill Maher slams conservatives

On "Real Time" this week, Bill Maher took on conservatives for dismissing the Gulf oil spill and the climate change movement.
"Rick Perry says it was an act of God. I think it was an act of Dick Cheney," Maher said, referring to the Bush administration's energy task force. "And it shows the disastrous results of having lobbyists write laws."


Docent wrote on 05/11/2010 06:27:57 AM:

A few comments this am. Did you not learn anything from yesterday's comments? CLOSE DOWN ALL COMMENT SECTIONS.

Docent wrote on 05/11/2010 07:39:05 AM:

I will not accept the hate, direspect,[sic] denigration of commenters[sic] in comment sections. I may not change what I consider evil but I have to try!

Docent wrote on 05/11/2010 07:11:56 AM:

OK. Once again. The hate, direspect, [sic]denigration of commenters[sic] is why I want all comment sections closed. They are serving no constuctive[sic] purpose. Only the propagation of HATE. Olympian. Please close down all comment sections!
PS The commenters[sic] on this blog will not change their behavior!

Will someone please change his diaper.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Failure at being christian

by John Shore.

1) Too much money. ...
2) Too confident God thinks we're all that and a leather-bound gift Bible. ...
3) Too quick to believe that we know what God really means by what he says in the Bible. ...
4) Too action-oriented. ...
5) Too invasive of others generally. ...
6) Too invasive of others personally. ...
7) Too quick to abandon logic. ...
8) Too fixated on homosexuality. ...
9) Too insular....
10) Too uneducated about Christianity. ...

RIP Lena Horne

Never again will we hear or see the likes of this grand lady....

Proof that Palin doesn't read anything

From NDTV:

Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has outraged some of her fans with an endorsement of former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina in the GOP's U.S. Senate primary in California. The former Republican vice presidential candidate made the endorsement on her Facebook page, saying Fiorina's experience running a major corporation is sorely lacking in Washington.

In other news.....
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina, one of the most powerful women in corporate America, is leaving the troubled computer maker after being forced out by the company's board.

Of course, we must remember that Fiorina's ousting was clear back in 2005, before Palin ran for national office and had to know shit about what she was saying.

An attempt to barter for medical services

From our "friend" Andy, of Thurstonpundits....

"I actually did try to barter with my primary care physician a couple years ago. I happened to be dealing with the contractor remodeling my doctor's house. The contractor walked out on the job stiffed suppliers, sub contractors and the homeowner for a lot of money.

My biz was in this mix and out for a few hundred dollars and I offered to call it even with the homeowner on my end if they could waive a recent exam fee from a little incident involving my ankle in my own home improvement project.

The Doctor would have loved to, but couldn't barter because of concerns around the legality and complications with insurance. Go figure- fear of government prevents innovation."

Oh Andy, you are a sap, aren't you? The Doctor had already paid for your services - to the Contractor with whom YOU chose to do business. So you tried to stick the doctor for pro bono services to make up your share. The Doctor, knowing that your dispute wasn't his problem, used the old "legal" excuse to avoid giving away his services to you for something he didn't owe you in the first place.

I'll have to say this, the Good Doctor read you like a book. Tell you it's the government's fault and you bought it. He didn't even have to say "what the fuck are you trying to pull?"

By the way Andy, "legality and complications with insurance" is this the government's issue? Sounds like an insurance company telling him "you start that shit and we'll take you off our preferred provider list".

Go back to counting the number of people that show up a Rob McKenna LoveFests.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Does this remind you of anyone?

cornholio opines:

cornholio wrote on 05/07/2010 06:43:27 PM:

Interesting how ssuron and ENGEL's posts are virtually interchangeable.

And, referring to Engel:

cornholio wrote on 05/07/2010 06:48:28 PM:

You retract from the truth like a vampire to light.

From Der Dingel.......

Comment on: Letters to the Editor for May 6 at 5/6/2010 9:13 AM PDT on The Olympian
I wasn't aware that the "Bin Laden Family" was suspected of or charged with a crime.......

But...but....but.....they are Muslims!!!!!!!

I can't wait until the next time Dingel goes on a Muslim rant. This copy/paste will hit the LTE forum so fast it will make noise going by her.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

From the Mistress of High Weirdness

ENGEL wrote on 05/06/2010 05:13:13 PM:

Eric, be yourself. Not mine.

Da Da Da.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Has a virus hit the site belonging to "The Informant"?

I just heard from a friend of a friend that people should stay away from the Capital Playhouse's website because it has been infected with a virus or trojan or some other nasty.

An interesting tidbit circulating.....

George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist who co-founded the conservative Family Research Council, was caught returning from a 10-day trip to Europe with a male escort he found on, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Not to worry, Rekers told the Miami New Times, which broke the story: He claims he learned his 20-year-old companion was a prostitute only midway through their trip, they had no intimate contact, and he hired the young man only because recent surgery means "I can't lift luggage."

This seems highly dubious, not least because the New Times reporters spotted the retired professor pushing his baggage cart through Miami International Airport. It would be extremely difficult to stumble upon the homepage, which features young well-muscled men rubbing each other's crotches on grainy video loops, and not figure out what the site means by "rent boy."

Not sure if this needs a comment....

Too_Opinionated wrote on 05/05/2010 10:55:16 AM:
Larry, I don't join because most of the topics are just making fun of Olympian posters (including myself I may add). Why would I join a group where most all the members are there to make fun of me? And I don't see the point of having a blog about this forum.

Read more:

More ridiculousness from she-who-will-not-be-named

When called on her BS, she-who-will-not-be-named has decided that she has the perfect comeback:
ENGEL wrote on 05/05/2010 08:48:32 AM:

Eric wrote on 05/05/2010 08:21:40 AM:
The oil industry is of the most heavily regulated in this country."

Engel, this statement means absolutely nothing. This answers no questions and proves no point.

No. I simply just wasn't addressing it to you.

Never mind that she did not direct the BS to any one particular person in the first place..... we're supposed to automatically know that she "wasn't addressing it to" us!

"Heckuva job, Brownie"

Some good reading here showing how low Brown has sunk!

By Joseph A. Palermo
Posted: May 4, 2010 11:18 PM

Former Bush FEMA Director, Michael "Heckuva job, Brownie" Brown, tells Neil Cavuto on FOX News and repeats it in an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper:

"This is exactly what they want, because now he [President Obama] can pander to the environmentalists and say, 'I'm going to shut it down because It's too dangerous,' while Mexico and China and everybody else drills in the Gulf. We're going to get shut down."

So that's what our political discourse has sunk to? Discredited figures like Brownie are on TV jockeying for partisan gain, milking a national tragedy that is probably going to change forever the ecosystem of the Gulf Coast? Brownie uses a catastrophe that threatens many of the nation's most important waterways and will probably be a grave setback to any national economic recovery to score pitiful political points against the Democrats? Who are these people? Just when you think the right-wing echo chamber cannot sink any lower, once again, they surprise you. It's amazing that Michael Brown even shows his face in public. I guess being that rich and that well connected means you never have to say you're sorry.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

IV -- "the moron"

Finally! IV has recognized the truth!
IndependentVoter wrote on 05/03/2010 02:33:37 PM:

This latest change doesn't take effect until June.

Just remember, I'm the moron around here.

8 Words That Could Save Our Country

"A rogue Supreme Court" -- headed by Justice Roberts ... and who do we have to blame for Roberts (and Alito)? Why, "W", of course!

Posted on May 1, 2010
A rogue Supreme Court seems hellbent on establishing a corporate oligarchy. Congress can’t stop it. Every time Congress or state legislatures tries to curb the power of billionaires or mega corporations the Court slaps them down.

Citizens United v. FEC, the recent Supreme Court decision that allowed corporations to spend unlimited sums of money to influence elections is only the most recent step in this process. There will be more. But the shocking decision may be sufficient to galvanize a political movement that can change the rules and ensure our democracy.

We can save our country by adding eight words to the fundamental law of the land, the US Constitution. "Corporations are not persons." "Money is not speech."

Such a development is not without precedent. Once before a political movement has changed the Constitution to nurture democracy. The populist uprising of the late 20th century led to the passage, in rapid succession of the 16th Amendment in 1913 that allowed for an income tax, the 17th Amendment, ratified the same year that required the direct election of Senators and in 1920 the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.

A campaign to strip corporations of personhood would have a similar populist and popular appeal. A recent Quinnipiac poll reveals a whopping 79 percent public disapproval of the Court’s ruling. A Washington Post-ABC News poll puts the figure even higher at 81 percent. And as Dan Eggen of the Post writes, "The poll reveals relatively little difference of opinion on the issue among Democrats (85 percent opposed to the ruling), Republicans (76 percent) and independents (81 percent)."

But win or lose, a campaign against corporate personhood would allow us to regain control of a narrative we lost in 1980 when Ronald Reagan declared in his Inaugural Address, "government is the problem" and initiated a process that has resulted in the greatest concentration of private wealth and power in American history.


President Obama had the opportunity to launch a vigorous and informed national campaign on corporate personhood in his State of the Union Address. He came close, tiptoeing up to the topic and then backing away. His was a historic moment, coming just a few days after the Supreme Court decision and in front of an audience of more than 40 million Americans. The President did raise the issue. "Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections," he noted. "Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."

From the balcony, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito mouthed the words "not true."

Not true? That was the moment the President should have presented his case. And what better person to explain to people the bizarre history of corporate personhood than a brilliant, articulate African American who was also a Professor of Constitutional Law?


Money equals speech

The issue of money and speech is separate from the issue of corporate personhood and deserves its own constitutional amendment, although the two issues are related because corporations have the most money and therefore benefit the most from the Court’s 1976 ruling that money is speech.


Each time Congress or the states have tried to rein in the power of concentrated wealth the Roberts Court has said no. Citizens United is simply the latest and so far the most egregious example.


It is time for a four word Constitutional Amendment: “Money is not speech.”

Happily many groups are working for a constitutional amendment that strips corporations of personhood and ends the free speech rights of unlimited campaign spending. Most are small and poorly financed. Some like Public Citizen’s focus on getting names on a petition urging Congress to act. Others like the coalitions around and are proposing the actual text of amendments.

In February Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD), introduced a resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution. It reads, “The sovereign right of the people to govern being essential to a free democracy, Congress and the States may regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity.”

This is a step in the right direction but I worry about the wording. First of all, a national campaign to give Congress the right to regulate may end up putting the spotlight on Congress, the only institution that has a lower approval rating than Goldman Sachs. Secondly, the amendment does not get to the heart of the issue by challenging the personhood of corporations and cutting the link between money and free speech rights.

But all of this is a quibble. Four stars for Donna Edwards for getting off the block. We can work out the wording later. Right now, however, we need to mount a national campaign to explain to people what is at stake and what needs to be done. It is a natural for the Democratic Party. Perhaps we can persuade President Obama to kick it off by delivering the speech he should have given in January.