February 5, 2008

Watching the Super Tuesday results.

We're about to hear a lot of news as the polls close in 5 minutes in many states. Stay tuned.

ADDED: Oh? Am I underblogging today? Sorry. I'm tired. I was up at 4 to catch a flight from Madison to New York. Our plane had a near miss coming into LaGuardia, but I was napping and didn't notice the slowing and speeding and slowing maneuver. I woke up to hear the pilot describe it after the fact, and at that point, it's no scarier than something that happens to someone else. Aptly, class today was the right to die. And there was all that stress over the TV show that I didn't do. I was relieved to get off the hook. I've hit the wall. To tell you the truth, I'm watching "American Idol" — and just checking the primary news on line as I go. That Lushington girl was pretty cool. Love the name.

141 comments:

lurker2209 said...

Is the surprise story of the night going to be that Huckabee surged even though all the media folks have been writing him off since Iowa? Or is it just that the first few states to be called are in the South?

I have to admit that one of the reasons I haven't already mailed off my WA state absentee ballot is that I don't really like Romney or McCain, in terms of personality or policies. And while I can't in my right mind actually picture Huckabee being president, I find myself liking the guy. So I've been waiting until after today for him to drop out so I can return to sanity and pick a candidate, but the early returns are making me think I won't get that easy way out.

Maxine Weiss said...

I've been disenfranchised.

fstopfitzgerald said...

Huckabee has ties to people in the Dominionist movement -- people who genuinely want to establish a Christian theocracy both at home and abroad.

The fact that he may win a few primaries tonight should scare the crap out of the so-called conservatives who frequent this place.

Why? Because he's their Jeebus freak doppelganager, i.e a religious version of Goldwater in '64. If he gains even a hint of legitimacy in this election cycle, his followers will consider themselves part of a movement, and they'll work like hell to take over the party. Then in ten or 15 years, either Huckabee himself or somebody like him (a fundie Reagan, if you will) will run again as a credible candidate with a shot at winning.

At which point, you guys will reap the whirlwind, and frankly it couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of small-minded reactionaries.

lurker2209 said...

Does 'disenfranchised' have an actual meaning anymore, or does it just stand for 'I live near a bunch of people who don't agree with me and they won. No fair!'

Maxine Weiss said...

"I was relieved to get off the hook."----Althouse

That's a lie.

You're ego won't allow you to admit how shattered you really are.

Susan Estrich was all over Fox News.....FOX NEWS and Susan Estrich....whoaa

Get an Agent, Althouse....get an Agent.

Maxine Weiss said...

What on earth were you doing in Wisconson the weekend before a Primary, anyway ????

You could have stayed in New York and made yourself available to media.

Thump thump thump ....

Hel-lo ??? Anybody home? This was not the weekend to travel. Gee I recall telling you that too, last week.

Althouse.

She'll never learn.

Revenant said...

If he gains even a hint of legitimacy in this election cycle, his followers will consider themselves part of a movement, and they'll work like hell to take over the party.

That's the first time I've heard the domination of the Republican Party by religious conservatives described as a hypothetical future event...

Middle Class Guy said...

Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Biscuit making throwdown. Better than the primaries.

Trooper York said...

Hah. I knew you would come to your senses.

Maxine Weiss said...

Althouse won't listen to a word I say, but if there's turbulence on one of your endless airplane trips.....the Universe is sending you a message.

Namely, don't fly anymore. And, stay home from now on.

Rudy said...

"Oh? Am I underblogging today?"

Um, no. It appeared that you were finally listening to your fear of being boring. Face it, Ann, you have nothing to say about the presidential race. Even C-SPAN agrees.

C-SPAN. Does anyone actually watch C-SPAN. Haha!

Trooper York said...

Look Giuliani, if you don't have the balls to stay in the race you should just shaduppa yu face. Don't make me sic Theo on you.

Maxine Weiss said...

Thump thump thump.

Had you have bothered to stay in New York, Fox News would've sent a car to ferry you to the studio.

It's a little hard for them to do that if you're in Wisconson.

Duh.

Maxine Weiss said...

The Fox news Livery is absolutely spectacular.

Plush Lincoln Towncars swathed in the finest fabric seating, movies-on-demand, butler service....

But no, provincial Althouse feels much more comfortable in confines of Madison, Wisconson during the biggest Primary of all time.

Another opportunity completely squandered.

Susan Estrich is dancing a jig !

fstopfitzgerald said...

Revenant said...

If he gains even a hint of legitimacy in this election cycle, his followers will consider themselves part of a movement, and they'll work like hell to take over the party.

That's the first time I've heard the domination of the Republican Party by religious conservatives described as a hypothetical future event...


Huckabee isn't just a religious conservative. He's a Dominionist.

Much much different, and very very dangerous.

Enjoy!!!!

Mortimer Brezny said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/22994964#22994964

Elliott A said...

Dear Fstop:

Actually,Huck reminds me more of Patrick Henry than a Christian conspiracy paticipant. Read the whole and unedited "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. Hint: he wasn't speaking of a secular socialist state. Most of America still recognizes that the US is a republic founded on Judao-Christian values and would have no interest in looney theocrats, unless the secularists succeed in removing all trace of religion from our country.

Middle Class Guy said...

Bobby Flay won the biscuit challenge, now he is in Greenwich New York for an Ice Cream Throw Down.

Much better than the Primary. This is based on real experience, real decision making abilities, and of course man's most important issue- food.

Elliott A said...

Addendum-

I also do not believe Huck, though likable, is either POTUS or VPOTUS material.

lurker2209 said...

Huckabee isn't just a religious conservative. He's a Dominionist.

Much much different, and very very dangerous.


Actually it kind of makes sense. As the religious fringe looses control of the party it gets more fringy! Most of the rest of us are realizing that you can hold passionate moral and religious opinions without thinking they make a good basis for governing. Huckabee reminds me of by grandfather and the wonderful pastors of my childhood, but I'll get over that!

rcocean said...

What no live blogging?!

I demand a refund.

Maxine Weiss said...

The polls are still open for over an hour, here, in California.

And, it's Fat Tuesday, so the Precincts are furnishing all-you-can-drink Liquor before Voters go in to vote.

Classy.

fstopfitzgerald said...

Elliott A said...

Dear Fstop:

Actually,Huck reminds me more of Patrick Henry than a Christian conspiracy paticipant.


You keep telling yourself that, my friend.
http://huck-hearts-gothard.true.ws/

Huckabee is a crazy Jeebus freak version of Goldwater in 64. The Republican conservative establishment doesn't have any idea what's about to hit it....

I'm gonna enjoy it, but I guarantee you won't.

Maxine Weiss said...

You think I'm kidding?

It was on the news. It's Fat Tuesday.

My Precinct had unlimited serve-yourself wine and cheese right outside the door, BEFORE you went in.

You weren't able to get it after.

ricpic said...

Who has more of a horse face, Susan Estrich or Maria Shriver?


If McCain gets the nod he might pick Huckabee as his veep running mate. It would be a brilliant move. Lose true conservatives but gain the Protestant right. He might actually stand a chance against Billarybama. But what a nightmare for America! Going going gone as we knew it.

Trooper York said...

Susan has a frog face. That's why she sounds like that.

Trooper York said...

You do know that Susan Estrich is the love child of Carol Channing and Fidel Castro. It was all hushed up by the CIA and the Tri-lateral commission.

Middle Class Guy said...

Maxine Weiss said...
...it's Fat Tuesday.



Oh, how nice. They gave you your own day. How are you celebrating?

Maxine Weiss said...

Whose bright idea was it to hold an Election on boozy Fat Tuesday ???

I said weeks ago, that it was gonna be a problem.

As always, nobody listens to me.

Maxine Weiss said...

Susan Estrich has a platoon of Agents, Managers, and Publicists who do her bookings. She also has several published works.

Estrich and Althouse have crossed paths at various symposia and seminars.

Althouse refuses to approach, or engage with Estrich, and it's Althouse who refuses to do a Bloggingheads with Estrich.

Love,
Maxine

Maxine Weiss said...

Every single time both Althouse and Estrich have been at the same function, Althouse won't go up to Estrich.

ricpic said...

I stand corrected about Estrich. It's true, she does have that squashed froggy thing going. And a hoarse (not horse) voice. Gravid swamp sex with her.

Trooper York said...

Why would she want to do blogging heads with the bastard love child of Carol Channing. She already got in a lot of trouble when she was on with Garance Franke-Ruta who as you know is the love child of Salman Rushdie and Mr. Ed.

ricpic said...

The Tri-lateral commission hushes up the Tri-lateral commission, even.

rcocean said...

Chris Matthews is being quiet, sober and relatively intelligent. Very un-Chrissy. I think working with Olberloon has crushed his spirit.

And Susan Estrich is a big mouth. I mean physically, she has a canyon-like mouth. Its freaky.

Meade said...

"Every single time both Althouse and Estrich have been at the same function, Althouse won't go up to Estrich."

Does Susan Estrich have a highly acclaimed popular and much loved blog?

No. I didn't think so.

Middle Class Guy said...

Since tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, I am going to make pepper and egg sangwiches- not a misspelling. I usually fry up a big batch of green peppers in olive oil, but I put a large poblano in to kick it up. Good crusty French bread, scrambled eggs, peppers on top then a spoonful or two of hot giardinera. That is a real sangwich.

If you want the low cal version well, the low cal version of this is a half a sangwich.

ricpic said...

Nobody invites me to various symposia;
Is it because I'm a nobody do ya supposia?

Middle Class Guy said...

Trooper,
I would be careful if I were you. Those trilaterals are pretty dangerous and if they know that you know something that they know about but don't want anyone else to know about, they will have you silenced.

I would not want to be on with Susan Estrich either. Hey, how about Maxine and Susan Estrich. That would be a real pairing. The queen of ugly versus the queen of Fat Tuesday.

Maxine Weiss said...

And where is it getting her? Not on C-Span, apparently.

Althouse moans about her finances; well, the big money is in publishing or TV.

Althouse is the one who snubs Estrich repeatedly. How ironic, because Althouse always chides anyone who refuses to engage with her....T-Rex etc.

Yet, every single time Althouse has been at a function with Estrich, Althouse never makes an overture.

rcocean said...

McCain isn't breaking 40 percent.
Most of his wins are in Blue states that haven't voted Republican since Calvin Coolidge.

-Lets rally around McCain; he'll lose NY by less than Dole!

bearing said...

I just got back from my caucus here in Minnesota.

What an incredibly crazy system.

Kind of cool, but crazy. Or crazy but cool.

I discovered that at the lowest level of American national politics, it's me, my husband, and four other people. We picked a delegate -- I would have done it but I'm busy that day -- and that was that.

Ron Paul won the straw poll at my caucus, btw.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Looks like Hillary is losing. Obama is cleaning up the black vote. Obama wins among white men, too.

Maxine, have you ever won among white men? Black men? Any men?

When you had to evacuate during the fires, did any men help you, or did you have to stand by the Pacific Coast Highway waving desperately, while people averted their eyes and drove on?

rcocean said...

"Ron Paul won the straw poll at my caucus, btw."

From reading the New Republic, I thought only fascist voted for Ron Paul. Of course, they may be wrong.

Is Minnesota full of Fascists? What about Garrison Keillor?

peter hoh said...

My precinct caucus results are as follows:

Obama 223 - 72 percent
Clinton 86 - 28 percent

peter hoh said...

Also, attendance at my precinct was up by a factor of 5 when compared to 4 years ago.

Middle Class Guy said...

Where Obama is beating Clinton, the results are two to three to one. Where Hillary is ahead, it is close.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Huckabee wins the missing tooth vote in Arkansas.

Middle Class Guy said...

Obama is slamming Hillary in Idaho. Ain't too many brothers in Idaho.

Maxine Weiss said...

The biggest night of the year.

Arguably, the biggest night ever, and Althouse is missing-in-action.

Unthinkable.

Bye bye Althouse. Kiss your career goodbye. Things did seem promising at one time.

Some people just love to engage in self-sabotage.

Maxine Weiss said...

Althouse is finished.

After tonight, she'll never again be invited to play in the big leagues.

ricpic said...

Garrison Keillor is fascistic, but in a nice sorta way.

Maxine Weiss said...

If C-Span doesn't want you, it's all over.

Where's left to go after C-Span?

Maybe Public Access on cable, but that's quite a come-down.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

And some "people" just love to sabotage.

Is "Maxine" a shell script or standalone app? Distributed over a network or running on a server?

Hey Maxine! How about a Turing Test?
Should be real easy in your case.

ricpic said...

Ain't too many brothas in Idaho,
A state boringly square;
Ain't too sexy, but I don't know,
I think I'll retreat there.

Middle Class Guy said...

Maxine,
Been meaning to ask you. I know you are homeless and live in one of those vast, expansive, and lush green parks in LA County. How do you get internet access?

Wifi hot spots? Internet cafes? Or did you purloin someones laptop and are hijacking an electrical connection and a wifi link?

Just curious.

Christy said...

Anyone catch Bill Richardson on NBC at about 10:15? I didn't recognize him. He's bearded, relaxed, and incredibly attractive. Think he's had a face lift? If he'd looked this good a year ago he might still be in this thing.

Maxine Weiss said...

Hey, I tried to help her. She won't listen to me.

I tried to tell her to grow her hair. You don't go on national TV without big hair, and especially blondes. Blondes are expected to have full, lush cascading curls.

Sherry Bebitch Jaffe, is an old Dyke, so they leave her alone.

But, Althouse is expected to be glamorous, and that means long long hair, rouge, false eyelashes, irridescent shadow etc. Contouring, lots of contouring and shading.

And her nails....what's going on with Althouse's manicure ??? Not good. She needs to get some good arcrylics, or French tips, especially if she's gonna be gesticulating wildly.

Listen, if you're a blond, that's what they expect. You're expected to meet expectations, and be what they want you to be.....and then there'd be no hesitation, ---they'd send a car immediately.

You know, there's this little problem with conformity, the same problem the kid seems to have. These Althouses want to do things their own way, and be little rebellious rugged individualists.

Well, sorry....that's not how the World works! Not if you're trying to hustle for work, either on TV, or in the big Law Firms.

Listen to what I'm saying, Althouses. I have years of experience at this!!!!

rcocean said...
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Maxine Weiss said...

middleclassguy: Are you kidding me?

I'm sitting in a Control Booth with about a dozen T-1 connections and about 3 back-up generators.

I type about 100 wpm, and that's on a slow day.

Don't try to upstage me.

rcocean said...
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Inspektor Friedrich said...

That does it! "Maxine" doesn't have to worry about "living" in a park. She's a shell script! She just practically admitted it!

I've been wanting to write something like her to comment on blogs for some time, but I have real programming to do for work and no time otherwise. Damn.

My compliments to your programmer, "Maxine."

Tell me, when they reboot your server, do you have an out-of-computer experience?

Maxine Weiss said...

I wish someone would teach me how to do links.

Oh well.

Maxine Weiss said...

Uh-oh, woop....


My wires are starting to sputter.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

rcocean--Is that a real beard?

Middle Class Guy said...

Inspektor Friedrich,
I figured it out. Maxine is HAL!!!
Run for your lives.

ZPS said...

Maxine did not just call Sherry Bebitch Jaffe a dyke!

Maxine, do you ever wonder why "as always, no one ever listens to (you)"?

I think I know why...

Go Huckabee! I love it...make him the nominee! Brilliant.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

I'm sorry, Ann....

rcocean said...
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Middle Class Guy said...

Hillary Clinton is giving a blah blah blah speech. Gag me. This woman does not deserve to be elected to anything, not even dog catcher. If a woman was to run this year, why didn't one of the really qualified women run?

Hillary has no experience, no qualifications, nothing. She is an empty pants suit who married well. I do agree with Chris Matthews. Her popularity is directly related to putting up with a cheating trailer trash hillbilly.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Maxine's going to hack this blog and not let Althouse back in! What can Althouse do??

rcocean said...
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Inspektor Friedrich said...

I know! Althouse will pretend to endorse Hillary, and when Maxine lets her back in, she can "disconnect" Maxine.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

You've gotta admit, this is a pretty depressing evening when the realization hits you that one of these clowns is going to be President of the United States.

I'd get drunk, but I have to go to work tomorrow.

Middle Class Guy said...

Maxine Weiss said...
I wish someone would teach me how to do links.



Find someone who will let you use their shower. Get cleaned up. Borrow some nice clothes and a few bucks. Go to an upscale bar and buy a drink. Sit there and try to look pretty. Hopefully someone...

Oh sorry, I confused links with hook up. Go to a ghetto bbq joint and ask for links. they come with sauce, soggy white bread and french fries.

rcocean said...
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Inspektor Friedrich said...

"Links" is the opposite of "rechts." I never heard of "doing" links. Is that some sort of Tantric sex?

Maxine Weiss said...

Maxine IS Althouse.

Surely, you've figured that out already ?

You've all been Punk'd !!!!

The ultimate in Performance Art, and who better than "Maxine"...for Althouse to flaunt her talents....peddle her wares etc..

!!!!

Verso said...

Strangely, none of the feminists moved west. They wanted to stay in NY and shop at Macy's.

Comments like that are just bizarre.

Maxine Weiss said...

Face it: There's certain things that Althouse can't say given her responsibilities and work obligations.

But, if she creates an alter-ego called "Maxine".....the skies the limit !!!

ZPS said...

oh my god...

Hillary is "Maxine" !!!!


(sorry, I'm drunk)

fstopfitzgerald said...

middle class guy, just now:

Hillary Clinton is giving a blah blah blah speech. Gag me. This woman does not deserve to be elected to anything, not even dog catcher. If a woman was to run this year, why didn't one of the really qualified women run? Hillary has no experience, no qualifications, nothing. She is an empty pants suit who married well. I do agree with Chris Matthews. Her popularity is directly related to putting up with a cheating trailer trash hillbilly.

middle class guy, earlier today:

When you cannot give a logical, historically accurate, or knowledgeable response, you descend to the abyss of insult. Are you trying to debate an issue or are you trying to demonstrate your low
breeding and lack of social skills and rudimentary etiquette.


Apparently it's true -- consistency IS the hobgoblin of small minds.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Yes, and I'm Palladian, Revnant, Cedarford, Sir Archy, blogging cockroach, Trooper York, PatCA, John Stodder, Pogo, and reader_i_am all rolled up in one tight package.

(I wished I were drunk. What I'm seeing on TV would be easier to take.)

Maxine Weiss said...

Remember how Althouse is always talking about freedom-in-writing, ....whatever that means.

Well, if she's "Althouse" she's got no freedom, no matter what she says. She has to effect a certain diplomacy, objectivity, and impartiality, which admittedly, she isn't always very good at.

But, if Althouse is "Maxine", just imagine the possibilities....

She could even fool her own kids, and use the "Maxine" alter-ego to send them subliminal messages.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Oooh! Another shell script. It's those T-1 connections Maxine was talking about.

Middle Class Guy said...

fstopfitzgerald,
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but you abuse the privilege.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

I'm seeing double!

Hey! Wait a minute! I'm fstopfitzgerald, too! What's going on??

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Where's Lucky when we need him?

Maxine Weiss said...
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Middle Class Guy said...
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Luckyeldson said...

Hey! I'm here to help! Who needs insulting??

Lokioldson said...

I'll do the insulting. What's wrong with you Americans? Is this the way Bush got elected?

Middle Class Guy said...

Lucky,

fstop could use a good dose of insulting.

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh c'mon don't act like y'all haven't noticed how the Sons play their parts a little too well.

Just rebellious enough to be interesting, yet not too too too freaky.

The cliched older brother, and freshed-scrubbed young brother with a secret......

A little too too too contrived, if ya ask me.

Love,
Maxine

Luckyoldsen said...

Hey! That's just our European cousin. He's jealous 'cause they don't have Hillary in Holland.

But wait a minute. I thought I was fstopfitzgerald! What's going on here?

Maxine Weiss said...

Have I crossed the line, yet? I need guidance.

Please advise.

Which one of my posts will be deleted, come morning when Althouse finally wakes up .....?????

Love,
Maxine

Luckyoldsohn said...

No! I'm fstopfitzgerald! Jeez! We're the ones that insult people! fstop is an amateur. He actually has some content in what he says. To do it right, you have to have absolutely nothing that makes sense in your insults.

He'll learn.

fstopfitzgerald said...

middle class guy, just now:

She is an empty pants suit who married well. I do agree with Chris Matthews. Her popularity is directly related to putting up with a cheating trailer trash hillbilly.

Let's see. On the one hand, she married well. On the other, she married a trailer trash hillbilly.

Like I said, apparently consistency IS the hobgoblin of small minds.

Middle Class Guy said...

Maxine lives in a park in Irvine. She lost her home because she fell for one of those phony low interest mortgage scams perpetrated by the evil Clinton-Bush financial empire.

Now she has to scrounge for the necessities; caviar, champagne, and brie. She can no longer afford the manicures and pedicures and her hair is starting to turn gray as the dye job is going south. She is too proud to beg and too, well let’s just say that the street walkers in LA are better looking than her.

She is looking for a nice Jewish fella in Irvine to take her away from the squalor she has descended into. She is not so much looking towards marriage, as to the divorce. Then she can move to Santa Barbara and live off the high alimony. At least until she falls for another mortgage scam and has to start the whole homeless, marriage, divorce thing all over again.

Lucyoldson said...

C'mon guys! We're supposed to be talking about the election! Not who is the insult king!

I think we can adopt fstop as an honorary member of our family! He'll fit right in.

Anyway, how are the late returns running for Hillary in California?

Middle Class Guy said...

fstopfitzgerald said...
Like I said, apparently consistency IS the hobgoblin of small minds.



Looking in the mirror again are you?

Maxine Weiss said...

No actually, I live in Austin on the curb right in front of The Spider House.

Sometimes I make my way over to Electric Lady Land, where they let me spend the night. It's so much fun, at 3 am, to watch all the heads on the mannequins spin around like Linda Blair in Exorcist.

Lucyoldson said...

Oh, fstop! We love you! Just wait until I tell my other brothers about you! Nobody can insult people like Lucky used to, but you're sure close!

Luckyoldsen said...

Hey, Sis! fstop has read Emerson! D'ya think he could quote Lowell, if it came to it? Thoreau is pretty cool to quote to wingnuts, too.

Maxine Weiss said...

Actually, I'm a waitress at the outdoors Cafe Mundi in Austin, but I think they're gonna fire me, because I couldn't manage to corral all the birds that drop dew-dew on the customers' food.

There's this one customer, in particular, who frequents Cafe Mundi. He's kind of a clean-cut all-American type, although he wears a shirt that says 'Dirty-Deans', which gives him a sort of edge.

Either that, or he has one stingy mother who won't take him clothes shopping for more flattering ensembles.

fstopfitzgerald said...

Middle Class Guy said...
Looking in the mirror again are you?
10:58 PM


Hey, you're the one saying the really stupid contradictory shit.

You know -- Hillary somehow married well to a trailer trash hillbilly.

I would think you'd be embarassed...

Middle Class Guy said...

Obama is giving a great speech. This guy is inspiring. He makes Clinton look like the old, useless bag lady that she is. He is all the things Hillary is not- accomplished, young, vibrant, experienced, and willing to work hard to change things. Hillary is nothing. She has no record, no experience, and nothing but old, tired ideas. She is an old, empty shell, washed up on the beach. Obama is the future of the Democratic party. She is the throw back to the dinosaurs.

If I were a Democrat, I would vote for Obama. Hell, if the Republicans self destruct, I still may.

Looseroldson said...

Hey, I'M fstopfitzgerald! He's stolen my identity! This is the last straw! I get no respect in this family.

Maxine Weiss said...

And, before that, I was a scrub woman at this very tres-chic Austin restaurant called 'Vespaio'.

This one Dude that came in there, fancied himself some sort of Continental/Sophisticate, with his fancy jackets, ties, and occasional jaunty scarves.

Although, now that he's letting his facial hair grow, he looks more the Drug Dealer/Iraqi Terrorist type (ouch) .

...much more so than the Exotic/European type he tries so hard to put forth.

Whenever I see someone like that I always think to myself....Where is his mother ????

Love,
Maxine

fstopfitzgerald said...

Middle Class Guy said...

If I were a Democrat, I would vote for Obama. Hell, if the Republicans self destruct, I still may.


Drinking early, aren't we?

Inspektor Friedrich said...

I'm sorry, but it's obvious that fstopfitzgerald is a shell script, too.

Maxine's a pretty good piece of work, but fstop is lame, so all you members of Lucky's family can stop arguing over who is who. fstop is just another Turing Test failure.

Middle Class Guy said...

fstopfitzgerald,
Sonny boy, I have been insulted and berated by the best. You do not even come close. You are bringing a knife to a gunfight. Now go look up some more conspiracy theories about dominionism or some such nonsense. Better yet, go play with yourself. it will be the major accomplsihsment of your life.

Revenant said...

Huckabee isn't just a religious conservative. He's a Dominionist. Much much different, and very very dangerous.

Then I guess you'd better hope that your prediction regarding his being the next Ronald Reagan is wrong, since that would necessarily require that a large majority of Americans come to support a Dominionist platform. :)

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Oh, I had Dominionist nuns when I went to Catholic school in Germany.

Er, maybe that's Dominican. They're all Christians. Is there a difference?

fstopfitzgerald said...

Middle Class Guy said...

fstopfitzgerald,
Sonny boy, I have been insulted and berated by the best. You do not even come close.


Really?

Please explain how this statement of yours makes any logical sense.

She is an empty pants suit who married well... Her popularity is directly related to putting up with a cheating trailer trash hillbilly.

Sorry -- either she married well, or she married trailer trash.

Or else you're just talking out of your ass.

Maxine Weiss said...

inspektor: Don't hold back! "Maxine" is the hottest thing Althouse ever came up with.

Now if only Althouse had the wherewithal to get herself on TV, both she and 'Maxine' would be catapulted into the heavens !

(Didn't I use that line yesterday? No, I think I said 'catapulted into the Stratosphere', or some such. Every once in awhile I repeat.)

Middle Class Guy said...

Looseroldson,
Calm down. Take four deep breaths. Now pur a stiff drink. There, you should feel much better now. Now think. See, you cannot be fstop.

former law student said...

Maxine of Austin: do you know the legendary homeless Lars Eighner or the legendary patriarchy-blaming Twisty Faster?

Inspektor Friedrich said...

One little weensie observation:
Maxine and fstop seem to share the same IP address.

How are things at UCLA, guys? Great T-1 connection, eh?

ZPS said...

Hillary won California.

So, basically....

over the past 8 years...

over 4 elections (Gore/Bush, Schwarzenegger/Davis, Kerry/Bush, Obama/Hillary)...

I have never voted for the winner.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FCUK !!!

Maxine Weiss said...

Nice try, inspektor, but as we all know, IP Addresses can be faked !

Anyone can come up with a phony IP address.

Not that I'd ever do that, mind you.

Sweet little me.

Maxine Weiss said...

You can go online right now and buy any type of IP address you want.

Or, download a phony one for free....which I don't do, of course.

Donald Douglas said...

McCain just took California and Missouri (a winner-take-all state).

He's not only locking it up tonight, but Huck's whipped Romney into shape.

A McCain/Huckabee ticket?

Could be a possibility. McCain takes the West and Northeast, and Huck holds down the South. Sounds almost like the Kennedy/Johnson strategy of 1960.

Maxine Weiss said...

But oh, wouldncha just luuuuuv to know who I am ....

You're dying of curiosity, aren't you.

Hint: Ms. Ann Althouse knows EXACTLY who I am !!!!

And, she has right from the very beginning.

:)

Inspektor Friedrich said...

There is the shell script that can't figure out how to link giving us IP lessons!

Ah the jig is up! Er...didn't some politician get in trouble for that??

Maxine Weiss said...

OK, how about this: You teach me how to link, and I'll teach you how to use a phony IP address.

Deal ?

(I'm just joking !)

Inspektor Friedrich said...

I have one word for you...Vidalia.

Maxine Weiss said...

For the record: I've never done anything improper.

...To the best of my warped knowlege.

Inspektor Friedrich said...

Actually, I have another one...Tor.

Maxine Weiss said...

If your wondering why Althouse allows all this (I read minds, and know you're wondering)

The reason she tolerates me is that, unlike some people, I've never used my relative anonymity to do harm or injury.

Nobody's been injured physically by me. Emotionally? Well, I am pretty powerful there, I suppose.

There are some people in this, here --online--- world who misuse their anonymity, or pseudonimity--as it were.

So, Althouse allows me, as an example of someone who's using her psydonimity (SP?) in a creative, non-injurious way, to show that it can be done like that in a safe and creative manner. Outrageous and controversial, yet still safe and non-injurious nonethless.

I'm here to set an example.

That's why she created me, as her alter-ego !

Inspektor Friedrich said...

ZPS--Don't feel bad. I've never voted for a winner, either. Looks like Mrs. Clinton is going to win the nomination, though, what with the super delegates and now California. It will be closer than the Clintons would prefer, but she'll win.

And the Republican side looks incredibly weak, no matter what.

Sometimes the inevitable does happen.

Maxine Weiss said...

I just felt the need to assure everyone that my conduct is, and has always been, above reproach around here. And, online in general.

No improprieties.

I'm not capable.

....to the best of my knowlege!

Randy (Internet Ronin) said...

A McCain/Huckabee ticket?

Probably not. About as likely as a McCain/Lieberman ticket. Neither is very attractive to the base. That said, once McCain locks up the votes for his nomination, if Joe Lieberman walks across the aisle, caucusing with the GOP and throwing control of the Senate to them, then Lieberman it is. I doubt it, though.

losergrrl said...

Yes, we believe you, Maxine. Or is it Luckyoldson, or perhaps fstopfitzgerald? What other trolls might you be?

Some of us don't need IP address verification to have seen the similarity of passive aggression and arrogance among these characters, and to know they're the same person.

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh yes. And, as I've said the motive for all this is to exhibit the wonders of psyudonimity (SP ???) and to show how creative and safe it can be.

That's why I'm doing it.

I'm an exhibitionist.

Mr. Forward said...

"I wish someone would teach me how to do links."
Maxine

You don't need links, you're doing fine with the bread crumbs.

Maxine Weiss said...

OK, let's get back on topic---not that it hasn't been thoroughy fun to dissect myself....

So, with respect to Hillary's 'Delegate' problem: Didn't she once suggest we throw out the Electoral College?

If the Electoral College is eliminted, that solves all her Delegate problems.

(Yes, I flunked ConLaw, although it hasn't seemed hurt me in other areas!)

Inspektor Friedrich said...

The only thing "Maxine" failed to mention is her little dog, Checkers.
Oh, and maybe the cloth coat, too.

rhhardin said...

A near miss would be marked by a high-g climb or turn, or zero-g dive, not slowing.

Slowing is just a chess move in a bureaucratic gotcha game, like horns when somebody is slow to start at a red light.

rhhardin said...

John and Ken footnote the Obama speech of the night.

What began as a whisper in Springfield, soon carried across the cornfields of Iowa...

OH GOOD LORD

..where farmers..

LISTEN TO THEM SWOONING TO THIS CRAP


You can't beat the coverage.

bearing said...

me: "Ron Paul won the straw poll at my caucus, btw."

followup: From reading the New Republic, I thought only fascist voted for Ron Paul...Is Minnesota full of Fascists?

Well, the straw poll says Romney won overall, but since my caucus site went for Paul, let me address whether my caucus site was full of fascists. (I voted for McCain.)

The Paul contingent, about a third of the participants, appeared (except for being very white) quite diverse. Lots of young people, lots of old people, males and females. Suits and beards. They were concentrated in a couple of the precincts. They introduced lots of resolutions (I think maybe they should change the slogan to "Ron Paul Resolution") and appeared to adhere to Robert's Rules of Order with great earnestness.

The only person we spoke to who told us why he wanted RP was a dreadlocked twentysomething who was hoping for legal marijuana. I did overhear a number of resolutions against the income tax.