Archive for October, 2008
Chuck Dodd, the NBC News analyst was on television last night saying that if Dino Rossi was to win the election for Washington State Governor, he would immediately be a national figure in the Republican Party. He would thus join Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in that small and very rare pantheon of Republican figures who won an election.
We cannot let Dino Rossi become an embarrassment to Washington State just like Sarah Palin is to Alaska. He is a loser, having achieved about as much in his life as George W. Bush did before he was elected, in other words very little of substance, and nothing without a great deal of help from rich friends.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to have to explain why we elected Rossi instead of re-electing a very competent Governor Chris Gregoire. Rossi’s allies have been saying the most deplorable made-up stories about her, such as that she has allowed sex offenders to run amock, has raised taxes, and has sold out our state to Indian casinos. None of this is remotely true, but they don’t care.
Let’s not let these rightwing organizations elect our governor and make our state the laughing stock of the country! Re-elect Christine Gregoire.
Aubrey McClendon was one of the partners in the group of rich energy thugs who stole the Seattle Supersonics and moved them to Oklahoma City.
People in Seattle were also incensed when they learned that he was a leading benefactor to the Swift Boat Campaign which is credited for swinging the 2004 Presidential election to a fellow wildcatter, George W. Bush. Not only that, but he was active in anti-gay marriage causes, which did not endear him to progressive citizens of Seattle either.
Well now comes the news from StreetInsider.com and the Wall Street Journal that McClendon was a big loser when he had to cover some margin calls on his own company’s stock, Chesapeake Gas Company. His total loss was $1.8 billion!
As the Insider asks, why did Aubrey McClendon have to buy stock in his own company on margin? Because he was GREEDY!
Good riddance, Mr. McClendon. I hope you can live on the mere $400 million you have left.
If you are a reader of the Reverend Moon-owned Washington Times, you might be surprised that most pundits are giving Obama a huge electoral college lead right now. According to the Times the race is rather close, 212 to 200 Electoral Votes.
How do they get those results? Well they still list the following toss-up states: Colorado, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Virginia. Since almost everybody else has already given those states to Obama, that will do it.
Oh, and while you are visiting the Washington Times you could catch up with the latest news on Levi Johnson, the poor sap who got Sarah Palin’s daughter pregnant and now has to marry her. According to Levi, they were planning to get married anyway. He has dropped out of high school to make some money in the oil fields.
And guess what? Levi Johnson is not registered to vote! Hmmm. Maybe he should have stayed in school.