Friday, November 28, 2008

Robot Redford

No That isn't some typo or example of my bad spelling, I know how to spell Robert Redford.

This is a post about the ever increasing number of specialized robots now roaming the planet. We have robots that paint our cars, and robots that fight, we have robots that explore, and now robots that act.

Robot Redford

The robots play two depressed household servants who work for a young couple.

But the robots grow tired of their mundane lifestyle and long to break free and see the world.

The 20-minute piece titled Hataraku Watashi (I, Worker) was written by Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata and opened this week at Osaka University.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Boy did we get it wrong

Or should that be Girl did we get it wrong.

Canada

Experts had been confounded by the lack of chemistry between Tsuyoshi, a polar bear named after a popular male Japanese baseball player, and a female bear called Kurumi.

-Snip-

But earlier this month Tsuyoshi was put under an anaesthetic in order to undergo a gender check up ­ and after conducting DNA tests on the bear's hair, zookeepers were surprised to be informed that he was in fact a she.

A little gender confusion from the best minds in Japan. The claim is that the bear's long hair covers the "identifiable parts" yet they still needed DNA to be sure. Turns out that his her brother sister had the same little "problem" .

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mink to the right

MichelleMalkin A new calendar has lefties up in arms has PETA and others decry their failure to impose their morality on every living being on this planet.

HT: MM

This goes hand and hand with the lefts obsession with the turkeygate video

And the attacks on 40 year old thanksgiving traditions.

We live with intolerance everyday it's call political correctness but it is used only to shut down any opposition to the agenda of the left.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Future shock; the Daily Mail edition

Coming to America.

When the new national health plan is put into effect one of the first thing we will learn is that no new government plan comes without a price. A new source of revenue will draw new spending plans like flies to poop. And no matter what we will be told about the money going to the health care, they will find other needs to be filled. Just look to what is happening in England today.

Alistair Darling today announced a 0.5 per cent rise in National Insurance contributions as part of a £20billion gamble to save Britain from a crippling recession.

The shock increase was unveiled in the Chancellor's dramatic 'buy now, pay later' mini-Budget and will come into force from April 2011.

And it's not just taxes we have to avoid. Walking to school with your daughter can bring unwanted sights.

A woman who went to police after spotting two gay men having sex on a public footpath was told to 'use a different path in future'.

Marie Cragg, 44, was walking her teenage daughter to school in  Penwortham, Lancashire when she spotted two semi-naked men.

But when she called police, officers failed to catch the pair and advised her to use a different route when out walking again in the woods near her home.

Try to get someone to help you when your a victim of a crime,

'At no point did the police ask me anything to do with solving the crime. There was no mention of witnesses, possible fingerprints, or any desire to catch who'd done it.

'All they said was call the AA or Green Flag. When I told them there was petrol leaking from the car they said they'd call the fire brigade and then ended the conversation.'

Has tax income gets harder to come by, local governments are cutting police and fire and education and then putting up bonds votes to replace the money while protecting pet projects.

No one from West Midlands Police was available to comment.

Want to know what it is Obama will be doing with his national service volunteers?

Under rules to be sent to police forces in the new year, bands of volunteers will be supplied with speed detection equipment and asked to use it to identify drivers exceeding limits in their area

A handy income maker with a bit of neighborhood rivalry to add a personal touch.

The nightmares of my childhood.

So here we are talking of how our government is using bad music has torture. And from the deepest depths of my repressed memory comes this horror from my youth.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Now you don't

Unable to interact with light, the hidden object is therefore invisible, a new study found.

Well we still don't have a flying car but this is better. Now we can secretly visit the dressing room at Victoria's Secret.

Nov_18 But how real is the possibility of an invisibility device? Is it years, decades, or millennia away? Even the author of the latest study doesn't want to hazard too strong a guess.

"I think it's a question of the will and the money put into this field,"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sorry for the interruption

Due to circumstances beyond my control IMG_3101my internet was down for a few days, sorry. I missed you!

By the way, did you notice that for 8 years every Saturday radio address made by the President was followed by a democratic response, and did you notice that the new weekly addresses by President Elect Obama have not been followed by any response at all?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

you subhuman oxygen thieves

I wonder why there isn’t a bounty on you, but probably because to pay what you are worth wouldn’t cover the cost of the bullet it would take to put you out of respectable people’s misery

A little rant while the ranting's good.

Note: You'll have to scroll down for the post, It's just the way it is.

HT: Sandrak

If you were on fire, I would step around you rather than waste the time to piss on you and put it out, and I’d charge your relatives for the disposal of your body, as well as fine your estate because your screams of pain were noise pollution.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Snapshot: Star's Angels


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Originally uploaded by George Bentley
I took these to help a friend sell them on E-Bay. Some of them were really cool looking

Why war was meant to be hell

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum threatened retaliation. "Today's crime will not pass without punishment," he said.

The above statement was made in response to Israel killing 4 terrorist who both side admit were firing mortars indiscriminately at civilians in Israel. A war crime. The UN's Secretary-General's Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel to open up the border crossing to Gaza (closed after a missile barrage Thursday). Yet the world ignores the collective punishment suffered by the Israeli people has they are forced to run for shelter from over 80 rockets and mortars fired into their cities this week. Hamas dug a tunnel into Israel with plans for another murder/kidnapping attack, they used the fact that Israel prevented this attack (a breach of the cease-fire) to justify breaching the cease-fire. All the time declaring they want peace.

The enemy they face is the same one we face, the same one we hold in Cuba. They talk peace, they talk and they talk but they act to reach their goals with a single minded clarity of purpose. We have fought this war for 7 years they have fought it for over 60 years. We are fighting this war with self imposed rules that our enemy feels no obligation to follow, and against the tide of public opinion that tells us we've gone too far. We hold back and risk everything to protect the innocents caught up in the crossfire, our enemy knows this and will use human shields to further their cause. The enemy is allowed to violate the laws of war and Israel and the US are forced to back down from any action we may take to bring retribution to the enemy. We are better than they are, but we will lose this war if we don't make them pay a price for breaking the rules of war.

Let us punish them for their crimes and save their people from the hell they have been forced to endure.

Obama's new Tax Plan

Well it would be easier

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bravo Zulu

To our troops in Iraq, get the video.

HT: SandraK

The difference

Between capitalism and socialism is shown most clearly in this photo.

South Korea, North Korea, and a small piece of China.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hubble Best

I've been in the post election doldrums and haven't posted for far too long.

Really I've just haven't been surfing the net very much and I've not really seeing anything I care to talk about.  So if I wont go to the content it seems the content comes to me.

This came in an e-mail this morning.

Astronomers Select Top Ten Most Amazing Pictures Taken by Hubble Space Telescope in Last 16 Years
"....they illustrate that our universe is not only deeply strange, but also almost impossibly beautiful."

Michael Hanlon/AH (Nov 25th, 2006)

After correcting an initial problem with the lens, when the Hubble Space Telescope was first launched in 1990, the floating astro-observatory began to relay back to Earth, incredible snapshots of the "final frontier" it was perusing.

Recently, astronauts voted on the top photographs taken by Hubble, in its 16-year journey so far. Remarking in the article from the Daily Mail, reporter Michael Hanlon says the photos "illustrate that our universe is not only deeply strange, but also almost impossibly beautiful." 

Enjoy!

Hubble Telescope's top ten greatest space photographs.     Awesome!!!

The Sombrero Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope.  The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are asspectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across.

The Ant Nebula

The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is Mz3, resembles an ant when observed using ground-based telescopes...  The nebula lies within our galaxy between 3,000 and 6,000 light years from Earth.

Nebula NGC 2392

In third place is Nebula NGC 2392, called "Eskimo" because it looks like a face surrounded by a furry hood.  The hood is, in fact, a ring of comet-shaped objects flying away from a dying star.  Eskimo is 5,000 light years from Earth.

Cat's Eye Nebula

At four is the Cat's Eye Nebula.

The Hourglass Nebula

The Hourglass Nebula, 8,000 light years away, has a "pinched-in-the-middle" look because the winds that shape it are weaker at the center.

Cone Nebula

In sixth place is the Cone Nebula.  The part pictured here is 2.5 light years in length (the equivalent of 23 million return trips to the Moon).

The Perfect Storm region in the Swan Nebula

The Perfect Storm, a small region in the Swan Nebula, 5,500 light years away, described as 'a bubbly ocean of hydrogen and small amounts of oxygen, sulphur and other elements'.

Starry Night

Starry Night, so named because it reminded astronomers of the Van Gogh painting.  It is a halo of light around a star in the Milky Way.

The glowering eyes

The glowering eyes from 114 million light years away are the swirling cores of two merging galaxies called NGC 2207 and IC 2163 in the distant Canis Major constellation.

The Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula. A 'stellar nursery', 9,000 light years from here, it is where new stars are being born.

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The end....you have just seen the Top 10 Hubble Pictures!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Get used to it

It will be 4 years before we can have change.

Good Boy

I know I'm late to this story but it is still worth a laugh or two.

From the comments:

Don't blame Barney....I think most of the republican party would like to bite the "liberal" media.

Posted by: bill r. | November 6, 2008 4:31 PM

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Inside the Green House: Michael's View

big-mc Sadly Michael Crichton passed away this week. but his words will remain for generations to enjoy. We all know how his brilliant intellect help build stories that became so real to those who read them, what many don't know is that same brilliance made Michael Crichton a Global Warming Skeptic

Michael's detailed explanation of why he criticizes global warming scenarios. Using published UN data, he reviews why claims for catastrophic warming arouse doubt; why reducing CO2 is vastly more difficult than we are being told; and why we are morally unjustified to spend vast sums on this speculative issue when around the world people are dying of starvation and disease.

Past green house reports:

The Ice melts

Get that SUV out of the garage

We interrupt this report

Surprise, New Taxes

Die you unbelievers

What's old is new again

The Baby Tax

No Parking

The Law of

Koz says we did it

Consensus

Gore's 9 lies

Shoulda seen it coming

Ah come on now

A bit imposing

San Fran going dry

We're #2

The debate is over?

Let's go see All

So Inconveniently

Extent of deception

Twofer

Cow farts

Global warming update

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Five Facts

From Thaddeus G. McCotter at the American Spectator

1.    Our liberty is from God not the government.
2.    Our sovereignty rests in our souls not the soil.
3.    Our security is through strength not surrender.
4.    Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector.
5.    Our truths are self-evident not relative.

These are simple truths, we let the left change them, and we have forgotten them, It's time to reclaim them.

Something to think about

No coal = no electricity.

Taxing your boss more  = no money for pay raises.

Taxes always trickle down.

When politicians decide who is rich only politicians get rich.

The fairness doctrine is an abridgement of the right to free speech.

We still have the filibuster, barely.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

It looks like a very long night...

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Get out there and vote and tell others.

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Someone from the other party wanted to have his say.

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People who hate America: William Ayers

1Ayersflagdesecration <---- Need I say more?

The Neighbor of Barack Obama, his co-worker and babysitter. He and his wife are also a co-founders of the terror group The Weathermen better known has the Weather Underground. He co-authored  the groups manifesto, Prairie Fire. higher res in 1 2 3 parts

The individual capitalist family structure is a wasteful social form,
not healthy for children to grow up in, a trap for women. It is a sanctioned
form for sexual exploitation and a hypocritical double standard. The family
breeds competitiveness among us, allows no future to women with grown
children, and demeans old women, separating them from the life of the
community. Prairie Fire, William Ayers

The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital. Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty. Communist Manifesto Marks, Engels 

You don't  bomb the Capital of the country you love.

Monday, November 3, 2008

On the rules of Marriage

manga There is a petition in Japan to legalize marriage to ...

"For a long time I have only been able to fall in love with two-dimensional people and currently I have someone I really love," one person wrote. "Even if she is fictional, it is still loving someone. I would like to have legal approval for this system at any cost,"

Cartoon/comic book characters. 

People who hate America: The Flag Burner

burningflag This guy burns flags for fun and profit.

The flag was a symbol – not of freedom – which was as hard to find then as it is now, but of an exceptionally American indifference towards what was actually going on. Wherever I saw the ugliest side of this country, there was that flag with a “love it or leave it” not far behind. I wasn’t leaving the land of my birth, but I couldn’t just take it either. In looking to the future, I decided to burn the past.

And where does this guy's attitude come from?

Dread Scott Tyler, a student artist and fellow communist, had caused a major ruckus when his graduation piece consisted of an American flag draped across the floor in front of a photo montage entitled “What Is the Proper Way to Display the American Flag?” There was a comment book for responses, but in order to comfortably write in it, you had to step on the flag. It was great, and pissed off the right people. Dread Scott was totally unapologetic, even when his family had to hide after a hail of death threats.

Whyihate

Note: the video below includes foul language, it is very offensive. The comments are just has bad.

I'm an American, But I have to say, good video. F**k this country.

And is that the late Rachel Corey with the burning flag? @15 seconds. It is her at 25 seconds.

Update: I don't want you to have to watch the video so here are the screen shots.

RCat15sec RCat25sec

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday Snapshop: Resting Monsters


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Originally uploaded by George Bentley

The weekend after their big day a monster takes a well earned rest.

Has always more photos can be found on my Flickr site.

Don't forget to keep checking back every week for your chance to win a free 4x5 print. click here for the rules.

You can but you can't

If you think Cap and Trade is just a way to keep pollution down, think again it's a plan to undermine the US industrial complex has part of the socialist takeover of the US. From the mouth of The One.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

The Truth

Sometimes a photo really can say more than any news reporters or politicians would even try.

un-in-africa

A poll: Do You Love America?

I promise not to reset this poll.


Do you love or hate America?
I love America just the way it is.
I love America and want it to return to the Constitution.
I love America but we need more fairness.
America is good but needs work.
America should stop the war then I'll love it.
America is the root of evil in the world.
If you love America your racist.
pollcode.com free polls

What good is Photoshop?

Yea this was a lot of work for someone, but worth it

A whole bunch of other photos.

People Who Hate America: The Spartacus Youth Club

Here is a group that has been very active in the anti-war movement and any other protest that happens to pop up. You will find them in many colleges "fighting the man" while reaping the benefits of the capitalist system.

intervene into social struggles armed with the revolutionary internationalist program of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky. We work to mobilize youth in struggle as partisans of the working class, championing the liberation of black people, women and all the oppressed. The SYCs fight to win youth to the perspective of building the Leninist vanguard party that will lead the working class in socialist revolution, laying the basis for a world free of capitalist exploitation and imperialist slaughter.

America is defined by its Constitution, the The Spartacus Youth Clubs intend to install a government that is completely in contradiction to our Constitution. Therefore they hate America.

Some language warning.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Number 10,000

Woo Hoo!

10000hits

Today was an awesome day I got a ton of hits from my stranger story, the most ever, enough to push me over the 10,000 mark. Thanks to everyone, I am glad that I could bring you the stories you want to read. Feel free to come back anytime and say hi.

G'Willie :)

Non scientific poll

Well this is the story that will not die. There is a poll out, I found it because someone posted a link to me from the comments. I voted and overwhelmingly the results were negative for The Stranger. I found another poll on The Stranger's blog that was worded exactly the same, so I voted again thinking it was a different poll it wasn't. The results to the new poll reported that I had already voted, and now the results are very different.

Strangerpoll1  Strangerpoll2 click image for screen shot

The two pages are about 2 hours apart, note that the first poll has over 7600 vote the next one is only 378. They reset it, and because everyone who voted in the older poll is recorded we can not correct this distortion.

Update: Mystery Solved, The original poll was from Glenn Reynolds' Instapundit And it appears that The Stranger just cut and paste the question and answers. It must display the "You have already vote" message with your first click. I guess that The Stranger is owed an apology since I accused them of "rigging the poll" but instead this should be a lesson to them not to copy poll questions from other sites.

People who hate America

Obama says that every one loves America and it is a part of the Republicans strategy to divide us. Yet I personally witnessed hundred of America haters. I will post one one example everyday until the election. Today it is Kathy Barker.

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Kathy Barker is at war with the U.S. Army and the Seattle parks department. Barker, a military "counter-recruiter" and mother of three high-school students, has already been part of a push to limit military recruiters' presence on high-school campuses.

But keeping recruiters out of the schools isn't enough...

Now she's set her sights on Seattle's parks department. Last April, Barker, who sits on the board of Washington Truth in Recruiting, which provides students with alternatives to military recruitment, fired off a letter to the City Council and the parks department after army and navy soldiers showed up to a teen event at the Delridge Community Center in Southwest Seattle in a shiny black Hummer.

This woman hates America enough to work tirelessly to disarm her before her enemies.

Obama wants to meet

He said it, but what do the others think?

HT: American Digest

Well they shut it down so I'm gonna open it back up

The Stranger's took down the story after it became all the rage. I think that they need to wear the shame they earned with this post and comments. Nothing is scarier to a liberal than someone whose dissent they cannot silence.

Hell Houses
Topography of Terror: The Eastside Edition
by Cobwebs and witches are for children and morons. If you're looking for the most hair-raising Halloween horrors, try scouring the streets of the Eastside. That's where we found the most pants-wettingly scary houses, sure to give you night terrors well past Halloween and all the way until November 4. Because in an election year, nothing's more terrifying than the future.

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-ADDRESS REMOVED- Mercer Island

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear," wrote British philosopher Edmund Burke in 1756. It's as true today as ever. Case in point: this bloodcurdling Mercer Island lawn display, a quadruple whammy of Republican propaganda capable of driving the most reasonable citizen to insanity. By day, it's a standard collection of yard signs on a well-manicured lawn. But at night, it's a GOP graveyard, where the yard-sign tombstones are unearthed by zombie candidates hungry for brains. Do you have what it takes to drive a stake through the heart of zombie Dino Rossi or blast a shotgun into the chest of zombie Dave Reichert or fight off the reanimated ashes of Steve Litzow, swirling out of that terrifying urn? Run.

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-ADDRESS REMOVED- Mercer Island

Hungarian peasants have an old and terrible story about "the tree of death," which by some trick of evil had lurking in its twisted branches the "dark lord," the master of the underworld, the evil that brings all things to their end. It was there in the tree, waiting, watching, and preying on the living. Passing this dead—nay, murdered—tree on Mercer Island takes us back to the scariest bowels of Hungary, only instead of one dark lord, this tree is possessed by a trinity of evil, represented quite fittingly by cheap glossy crassness tacked over mercilessly hacked nature.

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-ADDRESS REMOVED- Bellevue

What is more terrifying than this edifice, in which there is no door, few windows, and no handholds by which one might scale its faceless heights to register complaint? One half-expects loudspeakers on the roof to be blaring Orson Welles voice, from his movie version of Franz Kafka's The Trial: A man comes from the country, begging admittance to the law. But the guard cannot admit him. Can he hope to enter at a later time? "That is possible," says the guard. The man tries to peer through the entrance. He had been taught that the law should be accessible to every man. "Do not attempt to enter without my permission," says the guard. "I am very powerful, but I am the least of all the guards." Without a doubt, this is no home to man, but a monolithic holding cell packed floor-to-ceiling with bubbling black goo.

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-ADDRESS REMOVED- Mercer Island

That John McCain sign is screamingly scary enough in the early-evening light, like a little flag for an evil army of pint-sized ghouls marching through the leafy streets of Mercer Island. And that zigzagging, funereal fence behind it? That is the sign of an isolated home, sheltering isolated minds—bristling, cold and black, a thousand points of death—and the kind of house that gives trick-or-treaters miniboxes of raisins. Beware.

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-ADDRESS REMOVED- Bellevue

This most terrifying tableau gains its power from what's not shown but easily imagined: the presence of John McCain and Sarah Palin not in name but bodily form, striding triumphantly onto this balcony like a trailer-park Eva PerĂ³n and her cryogenically defrosting old-man running mate. Down below, the desperate, unemployed masses huddle in the shrubs, their bellies roiled by hunger and heartbreak, their cold bare ankles stung by the blades of wet grass. Or... could those be tiny tentacles or the haunted bubbling of mass graves or the desperate clutching fingers of a special-needs child? Flee, and don't look back.

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-ADDRESS REMOVED- Medina

Like an oversized cousin of John McCain's aged, brown iguana teeth, this foreboding fence is busy keeping immigrants out and Jesus's love within. How like the wily immigrant is the frightening foliage, as it insidiously creeps and scratches at Real America's doorstep! How mighty the speculum of Dino Rossi—an army of dead-baby ghosts at his back—aborting civil rights before civil rights can abort him first! Who knows what liberal bogeymen lurk outside this fence's cherished sanctum? The nightmare has just begun for you, Republican fence.

And the Comments.

don't hate.

Posted by republican on October 29, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Don't hate"? That's your comment? What a lame fucking thing to say! Oh, you're probably a Seattle hippie. God, I really, really, really don't miss certain things about the West Coast and hippie-dippies are probably the ones I don't miss the most!

Posted by Spike_the artist on October 29, 2008 at 10:00 PM

This article is clearly meant to incite and provoke. Hate is hate. The owners, staff and advertisers of The Stranger better pray for the safety of the residents of these properties.

Posted by Rob on October 29, 2008 at 10:30 PM

I'm all for having a few laughs about the election, but publishing home addresses could be perceived by some as intimidation...

Posted by Amnt on October 29, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Spike, that 'hippie-dippie' just might be voting for your candidate. Just thought I'd put things in perspective.

Posted by Michael on October 29, 2008 at 11:28 PM

What's really scary is this article.
Underlying the humor is intolerance both for free speech and an open political system. Perhaps you'll never have to fear lawn signs again after this election. If Acorn is allowed to continue their fraudulent registration frenzy and farcical quality control, voting won't mean much. Liberals can then relax, and fear democracy no more.

Posted by Frankinfreedom on October 30, 2008 at 12:08 AM

Frankinfreedom, a little reading of history can go a looong way. Lets put things in perspective here. Acorn admits to falsely registering voters in King County, and they turned in, to the election authorities, registration forms that were falsely filled out by members of the public. Registering voters is not the same as those voters actually voting! Now, in Duvall County, Florida, over 26,000 voters were wrongly, and falsely denied of their votes, in 2000. That's one county!
Acorn is not a danger to democracy. Diebold, owned by Republicans, is much more of a threat, as in the machinations of Secretaries of State Kathryn Harris, of Florida, and Kenneth Blackwell, of Ohio, both Republicans by the way. Obviously Frankinfreedom you have no idea as to what you are talking about.

Posted by Claypatch on October 30, 2008 at 5:17 AM

'The answer is easy. Obama is Obama and Democrats are Democracts. Hope that helps. '
Hey 'Independent', if you hate Democrats, you are a Reactionary, and far worse than any Democrat or Republican, because you can only react to what others have proposed. Please find a working political philosophy, and a clue. You stupid or what?

Posted by hippy_dopey on October 30, 2008 at 6:03 AM

Publishing addresses crosses the line, for all your talk of open ideas, you are clearly against free speech. Let people have their lawn signs, it's their right as Americans - morons.

Posted by Hannah on October 30, 2008 at 6:28 AM

Yes - publishing addresses crosses the line. And Mercer Island is not the Eastside. "Eastside" refers not to the East side of Seattle, but to the East side of the lake. Mercer Island is in the middle.

Posted by MI love on October 30, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Wow. Wow. I love visiting the Stranger to get my daily dose of "progressive double standards" but this is shocking.
You truly hate these people and what they believe in. How can anybody possibly be sympathetic to your cause when you show such callousness to anybody who doesn't fall in step with your views?
Disgusted and sickened,
Bryan

Posted by Bryan on October 30, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Sure, these people put the signs in their yard and are supporters in the public domain, but going around collecting addresses to then point people to seems unnecessary and intimidatory.
Feel free to put your home addresses on this article anytime.
And for that matter, what the hell is up with your increasingly narrow-minded focus?
I'm voting for Obama and am in turn horrified or scared of some of the candidates platforms or lines of thought.
But if you can't step away from that and concede we're all fragile humans who are at least attempting to do the best we can with what we're given you're a cold bastard who is at the root of one of the greatest problems facing society at large. No empathy. It's what perpetuates the cycle of hate, violence, fear, retribution and ignorance.

Posted by Nay on October 30, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Wait?!... Some cities are full of Republican signs, just like Seattle is full of Democrat signs!?! Oh no!!!

Posted by b on October 30, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Gotta agree, you've crossed the line by including addresses. Neighbourhoods, okay, but addresses? People have the right to be morons and to express it without intimidation.

Posted by breklor on October 30, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Total agreement with Nay. I'm definitely not a Republican voter, however this is a pretty savage attack on the individuals rather than the particular ideas that they support. I normally enjoy The Stranger's reporting, however this does cross the line. Shame on The Stranger. Please reconsider your poor debate form.

Posted by henrytucker on October 30, 2008 at 11:59 AM

This is so disrespectful of freedom of speech and expression. I'm as liberal as they come, but this kind of intolerance, whether from the left or right, is at the core of our country's problems. Seriously bad move, Stranger.

Posted by frannietc on October 30, 2008 at 12:56 PM

I could care less about publishing the addresses. For one, as a Stranger reader, I *expect* a decent about of conservative-bashing. Second, why the hell would I waste my time *driving* over one of those bridges into enemy territory to do something to the house or homeowner? It's not like the houses surrounding it are all pro-Obama. They too are inhabited by Republicans. Old ones, young ones, rich ones, not-as-rich ones, white ones, black ones, purple ones...I'd be outnumbered and outgunned. Third, if I was feeling that vehement about the audacity of someone to put up a non-DNC lawn sign, I'd march *next door* and confront my Rush Limbaugh worshipping crusty old neighbor. The one who's got THREE broken down cars in the yard. And a Ford truck with four-year-old W, Mike McGavick and Dino Rossi stickers on it. For chrissakes people, lighten up.

Posted by Dan on October 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM

It doesn't cross a line—free speech is free speech. Putting up political signs is entering into a public political discourse.

Posted by Billy the Cid on October 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Jesus Christ! It's not like people in Seattle are crazy like those people from Pottsville. We're not gonna go burn someone's house down or harass them just because they have a sign in their window/lawn. If anything, somebody might go to those addresses, knock on the door and talk to them about Obama.
That one on 100th is creepy.

Posted by Melissa on October 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Wow, I didn't realize how many Republicans read The Stranger. Regardless - This article is exactly why I hate the Eastside. It might as well be Idaho.

Posted by theword on October 30, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Too much cutting and pasting. Here are a few random screen shots.

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click for larger image.

I saved the whole thing so if you want to see a certain comment let me know.

note: I will not repost address... and they will be removed from comments.

Note2: This copyrighted article is reposted for it's news worthiness, To continue the conversation that The Stranger no longer wanted to have. I'm claiming Fair Use Rights.

Update: The Strange's Blog has a post on this story.


Update2: when all else fails manipulate your own poll

It's not gonna be pretty


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If the far left takes power after this election conservatives will become a hunted group. the left is even getting the hit list ready. this comes on top of a story from California where a newspaper printed the names and address of people who had made a donation to the Prop 8 campaign.

We've seen the dirt hunt on Joe the Plumber, what happens to the media who ask the wrong questions or who endorse the wrong candidate. These are not fringe incidents, these are coming directly from the top of the ticket. It is the way leftist work. Just now there is a real risk that, for the first time in America, they will have the sway of power behind them.

Update: And now the story has been shutdown all links go to the Drudge Report. Except this one, at least for now.

Update2: Even that link is dead now so I reposted the story here.