Viewpoints: A junior Palin?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 12:44am

Harold Ford, Jr.'s dip into New York senatorial waters is turning out well for incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who is distancing Ford and gaining on former governor George Pataki.

Now, we'll see how far Monday's comment about Ford by her spokesperson will take her:

"With his constant attacks on President Obama's agenda, Harold Ford Jr. sounds more like Sarah Palin and the Republican spin machine than a New York Democrat who is proud of their President," said Gillibrand spokesman Glen Caplin. "Senator Gillibrand is proud to be working with the President to pass a jobs bill that will create new opportunities for workers and health care reform that will lower costs for everyone."

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179 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:11

I was up because I had to go to the bathroom. lol

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 9:11

Blanket - Hope you feel better soon! TN is known as the sinus capital of the world.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 9:13

i usually just go to a walk-in clinic for stuff like this and it typically costs about $50. i don't have a fever so i know they won't give me an antibiotic. they'll just tell me to take OTC stuff, stay hydrated and get rest.

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 9:13

Nemo - That isn't unusual! Maybe the one that posted that remark, just wets the bed.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 9:13

thanks, bfra. i'm drinking some hot tea. that's helping the throat.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:14

I never had any sinus problem until my wife told that it was sinus. I always thought that was how you were supposed to feel.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:15

lol Balnket.

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 9:16

Blanker - So will a shot of Jack, honey & lemon. My Dad's remedy! He also kept a pt. with rock candy in it.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:18

Sounds like my Grand father bfra.

By: dargent7 on 2/23/10 at 9:19

Nazix2: I know. I've spent half my life trying to get "it" up, and now, the other half wishing "it" would go down. God's a comedian.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 9:21

god has a lot of explaining to do, doesn't he?

you know, i'm not a whiskey drinker but i'd be willing to give that a try. growing up my folks would give me a shot of brandy before bed if i didn't feel well. it did help me sleep.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:23

Believe it or not when one of my daughters was an infant -about six weeks old - she had pneumonia and the doctor had us feed her a mixture of whiskey lemon and honey. he said the whiskey would break up the congestion the honey would keep her from choking and the lemon was for flavor. Worked like a charm.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:26

I am going to have to be leaving soon so good luck with what-its face.

Laissé voyez si elle révèle après que je parte.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:28

I've got to check out too. This is the most that I have participated in a long time.

By: Loner on 2/23/10 at 9:29

Posting from the Java Junction in historic Brockport, NY.....maybe i's just my screen, but I have five (5) Sarah Palin ads on this page, one at the top, two on the right margin and two on the left margin...same photo and same schtick, the old "Vote Here" trick. These ads give the Nashville City Paper the outer appearance of an extremist right-wing tabloid....we know better, right?

Maybe we leftists ought to thank the righties for supporting the NCP with this kind of ad revenue...somebody has to pick up the tab for our leftist chat room.

The higher Palin's numbers go, the more likely that the Democrats will retain the WH in 2012. If the Gop nominates her in 2012, secular Republicans and Independents will vote Democratic or not at all. If the GOP rejects her, she'll go rogue, Ross Perot style, but this time around the populists will have a good-looking babe mouthing the talkin' points.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 9:29

later, Nemo and dooley. have a good one!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:29

When I was 7 I stayed at my grandmothers for a week. I got sick and she gave me a teaspoon of whiskey. I felt it going down and I got better real fast.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:32

WelI I voted for her to run in 2012 and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:33

It must be you Loner because I don’t see the ads.

By: Loner on 2/23/10 at 9:34

Amen, brother Dooley. Go Sarah, go.....show those girlie Republican men how it's done.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:35

They're all over my screen nemo just like loner is describing.

By: Loner on 2/23/10 at 9:41

The ads vary, sometimes a couple of hair removal ads appear where two of the Palin ads were; with every page refresh, I seem to get a new ad layout.
Thank God for Palin and thank God for unwanted pubic hair, those human defects are bankrolling the NCP....and this forum.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:42

I must have a filter that is keeping Palin off my screen, because I don’t see her.

By: dooley on 2/23/10 at 9:44

There are 2 identical ads on each side of my screen..

By: dargent7 on 2/23/10 at 9:45

Speaking of Viagra, "Boner" from 'Different Strokes" is missing in Canada...for 3 weeks. Isn't that the show Dana Plato was on and Gary Coleman?
What a nightmare.
I think Eddie Munster was the only child actor to make it out alive.

By: Loner on 2/23/10 at 9:46

Maybe the technology has advanced to the point that we are fed the kinds of ads that the computers know we might prefer to see. Have we been profiled, by machines?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:47

I just have City Properties on my left and Now Playing in Nashville on my right.

By: house_of_pain on 2/23/10 at 9:49

Jerry Mathers is still kickin'. Probably at a Piggly Wiggly grand opening as we speak.

By: Loner on 2/23/10 at 9:50

Boner may be missing, but Loner's gotta vacate the seat...this online access is the Java's complimentary service, I don't wanna abuse it...later!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:52

Welcome to the Pig.

http://www.tvland.com/awards2007/allaccess/gallery/photos/a-leave-it-to-beaver-jerry-mathers.jpg

By: dargent7 on 2/23/10 at 9:52

But Eddie had "Wof-Wof".

By: brrrrk on 2/23/10 at 9:52

OK, here's the deal.

We have a Republican governor in Virginia that has now made it legal to discriminate against people based on their sexual preferences (the military doesn't even do that), we have a Virginia state representative that says that disabled children are Gods way of punishing people for aborting their first child (is that true Palin?), and on top of that, for the first time in decades the John Birch Society, an organization so "nutsy fagan" that William F Buckley kicked them out of the conservative movement, was permitted to attend CPAC.

And the GOP hasn't gone off the deep end? Really? I mean really?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 9:55

Off the Deep End

http://store.photofinishrecords.com/prodpics/FNB_OFF_THE_DEEP_END.jpg

By: DustyU on 2/23/10 at 9:59

Dusty's grandson here
they took him off the ventilator machine yesterday so he is breathing on his own
expected to wake up in a couple days
bye

By: house_of_pain on 2/23/10 at 10:00

Good news. Thank you.

By: brrrrk on 2/23/10 at 10:00

Way cool DustyU ......

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 10:01

That is wonderful news. Thank you so much.

By: Kosh III on 2/23/10 at 10:01

"We have a Republican governor in Virginia that has now made it legal to discriminate against people based on their sexual preferences (the military doesn't even do that), we have a Virginia state representative that says that disabled children are Gods way of punishing people for aborting their first child "

Ok, I heard about the brain-disabled representative but not the bit about the Governor. Can you give a link? Thanks

By: Captain Nemo on 2/23/10 at 10:02

Now I am out of here. Have a good day and get well Blanket.

http://www.di.utoronto.ca/journalist/myblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/keplerlaunch.jpg

By: brrrrk on 2/23/10 at 10:07

Kosh III said

"Ok, I heard about the brain-disabled representative but not the bit about the Governor. Can you give a link? Thanks"

Do a google search on ... republican virginia governor gays .... and you'll get more links than you can shake a stick at.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 10:08

Good news about Dusty!

By: bfra on 2/23/10 at 10:09

Dusty's grandson. That is GREAT news and hope his progress continues. Thank you for the update and tell JimmyU I said "HI". Also be sure to tell DustyU, everybody here is praying for his speedy recovery.

By: brrrrk on 2/23/10 at 10:13

And in case you've forgotten, the Governor of Virginia is Bob McDonnell, the very same guy that gave the rebuttal to the State of the Union address. So this guy is no GOP "wallflower", this guy is the young face; the future of the GOP... another "great white dope" if you will.

By: Kosh III on 2/23/10 at 10:24

brrk

thanks, found it no problem, claims he doesn't discriminate and then does this. Frak him and his fraking hypocritical lying sack of sheep Party. #$*&^%TR%$$#

By: Funditto on 2/23/10 at 10:26

did ya'll have stomach trouble with that flu? husband has had it and not only coughing and sneezing - but burping and retching. it's disgusting.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 10:32

i just have a little bit of nausea from the sinus drainage.

By: house_of_pain on 2/23/10 at 10:32

"burping and retching. it's disgusting."

That's normal behavior for men, Fun.

By: Kosh III on 2/23/10 at 10:37

""burping and retching. it's disgusting."

That's normal behavior for men, Fun."

Don't forget the farting contests

By: Funditto on 2/23/10 at 10:38

What I'm dealing with here:

http://www.livevideo.com/video/50947DDDB9D6438FAF83FEF09C193E63/the-man-cold.aspx

By: MamaG on 2/23/10 at 10:48

good morning all...so glad to hear the good news about Dusty!!!

blanket, keep watch on your 'flu.' I'm on a round of antibiotics for a week now and I'm still funk-a-fied in the head. It seems to almost go away then a week later, it's back. Creeping crud!