“"That seems like a pretty simple way to solve the debate...They say they take money from overseas, we know they are spending $75 to $80 billion running ads." - quote in article attributed to Gibbs.
BILLION? That's absurd on its face. I believe it is $75-80 million.”
Ekata on Oct 13, 2010 at 00:02:48
“I could be wrong but I am pretty sure 75-80 million wouldn't buy you all that much air time. think about it; there's over 400 Representatives alone buying ads. Then add senators and governors and all the other offices.”
“I am a stalwart liberal, no question about that, but one who appreciates Scarborough's voice and viewpoint. In fact, I always watched Scarborough Country in the day, because I could always find credibly presented conservative counterpoints. His morning show is a bit too early for this west coaster.
I think his articles do present a good "opportunity" in the HP environment, at least for this reader - I would agree with that. I hope he considers that many HPers are too busy reading to post or pontificate - and folks like me, who listen more than lecture, might his real audience in this community.”
“Aside from all the obvious nonsense of this "case," remember, seven other presidents had one non-naturalized, non-natural born parent. They didn't need to be for the offspring to be natural-born citizens. Olbermann is going to hash through all these whacknut suits tonight. Funny how the conspiracy blogs have nothing to say about it this morning.”
“For those of you here who have expressed frustration with Palin's bloopytalk, alas, Daniel Larson has cracked the code:
"I have concluded that the problem that so many people have in understand what Palin is saying is that we make the mistake of assuming that all of the words have some reason for being there. What we have to do instead is decrypt her message by filtering out all of the confusing chatter that keeps her statements encoded and difficult to follow [example omitted] .... See? If you just cut out about 60% of what she says, it hangs together nicely." http://www.amconmag.com/larison/2008/11/12/cracking-the-code/”
LemonMeringue on Nov 13, 2008 at 16:57:00
“We could make a game out of trying to twiddle her sentences so they mean something.
Cutting out all the extraneous words - that, there, so, also so - is indeed the key. Some sentences make no sense no matter how hard we try.”
Indubio on Nov 13, 2008 at 16:51:39
“There is a much more rational alternative. Palin could return to Waslia and preach Palinspeak to her friends for the next 25 years and no one would care.”
“It's the same every night. I find myself strapped to a guerny, sweating, terrified, unable to escape. I'm wheeled to a padded room, and that's when it starts. That shrill Palin voice comes over the loud speaker to deliver, in her smarmy kindergarten-teacher singsongy tone, every speech she's ever made, over and over again. I scream.”