Meet the Dems’ 60th vote

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

“The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that Democrat Al Franken won the U.S. Senate election and said he was entitled to an election certificate that would lead to him being seated in the Senate.

“Affirmed,” wrote the Supreme Court, unanimously rejecting Republican Norm Coleman’s claims that inconsistent practices by local elections officials and wrong decisions by a lower court had denied him victory.

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“Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled [under Minnesota law] to receive the certificate of election as United States Senator from the State of Minnesota,” the court wrote.

But the court did not grant Franken’s bid to make its ruling effective immediately, possibly leaving a window for an appeal by Coleman before Gov. Tim Pawlenty is required to issue an election certificate.

“The bottom line is that the Court says that Franken is entitled to an election certificate, but there is no direct order to the state’s governor to sign one,” said Loyola Law School professor Richard Hasen, who has followed the case closely. “We’ll see what the governor does, if Coleman does not concede, as he well may at this point.”

In recent weeks, Pawlenty has talked about how he would not hold up an election certificate if ordered by the court to issue one.

“I’m going to do whatever the court says,” Pawlenty said at a news conference a couple of weeks ago. “When the court decides that issue, as soon as I’m directed or required to sign that certificate, I will. I am not going to hold it up or delay it in any fashion.”

In other words, with the court not “directing or requiring” the governor to issue the certificate of election, there’s just the slightest bit of wriggle room for Pawlenty. I doubt he would take it at this point, but….

UPDATE: Norm Coleman has conceded the race; Al Franken will now be seated.

387 comments Add your comment

DB, Gwinnettian

June 30th, 2009
3:21 pm

sane jane

June 30th, 2009
3:21 pm

Hard to believe the guy who once played an inept gorilla handler in Trading Places is now A Distinguished Gentleman.

DB, Gwinnettian

June 30th, 2009
3:22 pm

(Probably should mention that link @ 3.21 is, unsurprisingly, N remotely SFW.)

sane jane

June 30th, 2009
3:23 pm

What does it mean, “Play us out.”?

lolz. (eyesroll)

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
3:25 pm

sane jane–
“Hard to believe the guy who once played an inept gorilla handler in Trading Places is now A Distinguished Gentleman.”

Or that the guy who played opposite a chimp became leader of the free world…jus’ makin’ an observation…

FinnMcCool

June 30th, 2009
3:30 pm

What have we done? Mwuahahahah. WE ARE MAD I TELL YA! MAD!

@@

June 30th, 2009
3:30 pm

Shhh, don’t let @@ know that Andy virtually (get it?) never sources his cut and pasted Bidenesque enlightenments.

Pssssttt, AmVet….Andy italicizes to indicate they’re someone else’s words, not his. If it bothers you, contact Townhall and let ‘em know there’s no attribution. I doubt if they’d care.

I don’t give a rat’s patoot where the source material came from, I just wanna be clear on YOUR limitations.

Dave R.

June 30th, 2009
3:31 pm

The difference, josef, is that the guy who played opposite a chimp ran the largest state in the nation for two terms, and did that effectively.

The inept gorilla handler has done nothing to earn the position of U.S. Senator, except to whine about Republicans.

Actions have consequences for both sides; the GOP for being so durned stupid for the last 10 years, and the morons who voted in Hope & Change and the gorilla handler to positions of responsibility. Fortunately, we only have 3 1/2 years left to put up with Hope & Change. Minnesota residents will have to put up with this yahoo for 5 1/2 more.

Truth

June 30th, 2009
3:33 pm

How did I know…? Jay, you are a bouche-dag! This isn’t a joke or a game. This is real life. And just like I predicted, the terrorist aren’t joking around… We obviously are.

getalife

June 30th, 2009
3:35 pm

I never thought he was funny on SNL but hope he works for the people to set an example in the corrupt Senate.

Term limits are desperately needed in the Senate.

Happy

June 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

Franken is a joke. A very dangerous joke.

Happy

June 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

PS…whatever happened to Davis?

Paul

June 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

Any idea why the court would do that?

DB, Gwinnettian

Those two despise each other.

Y’know, even the head of ACORN goes on O’Reilly to answer the charges…. so did Obama…. Hillary….Barney Frank’s a repeater….

But I think mayhem might ensue if he did.

(do you have any idea how many years ago Inside Edition was? I’m not sure we even had a tv back then.)

sane jane

Says who?

retiredds

June 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

Dave R. 3:31, let’s see, morons voting for Bush and Cheney vs. morons voting for hope and change. Sounds like a zero sum game.

Paul

June 30th, 2009
3:38 pm

DB, Gwinnettian

Add Jesse Jackson. I think for a double. And Al Sharpton, all the time.

Dave R.

June 30th, 2009
3:38 pm

Yeah, retired, it pretty much is. Good thing I can’t be blamed for either travesty.

Paul

June 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

If anybody finds a cite to the decision, could you please post it? Thanks.

socialism is da BOMB

June 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

Al Franken-The state of Minn & the Democratic party sure have a GEM. Word is the Minn Democratic Party is seriously considering comic Andy Kaufmann for a run at Gov. Sadly They know he’s been dead for twenty-something years,but they also know they’re voters. And now you know where the term “Looney Toons” originated!

@@

June 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

Well Franken won’t have to fantasize about rape anymore, will he? He can join the dems and gang bang America’s citizens.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

I have always liked and respected Al.

His show on AAR and his books were all well researched and presented.

He’ll be a great # 60!

WAhoo!

getalife

June 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Don’t worry cons.

dems never vote together and will not rubber stamp Obama’s agenda like the gop.

Not even in the House with a huge majority and mandate for change.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Paul

You can get it a PDF at TPM

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
3:48 pm

Both men have scheduled news conferences for later today. Franken will address supporters at 5:15 p.m. ET at his home in Minneapolis and Coleman will speak from St. Paul at 4 p.m. ET.

md

June 30th, 2009
3:53 pm

From an individual that floats around the middle depending on the issues, this is never good, regardless of party (and yes, it was just as bad when the repubs had control). We need a balanced gov’t representing all the people or we will spend eternity correcting mistakes made by the 2 party system that believes they have been voted in with a mandate.

Drive from ditch to ditch every 4/8 years or stay in the middle of the road?

Paul

June 30th, 2009
3:54 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

Thanks.

Evidently, Minnesota law goes along with what Franken’s lawyers argued – that in some cases, you have to prove an absentee vote should be counted. Plus it allows for varying standards throughout the state (discretion of officials) as to whether a vote should be counted or not. Amazing.

Great case. The Libs celebrate because they had a strict constructionist court that reads the letter of the law and rejects consequences, the Cons decry the letter of the law and appeal for justice.

This country is getting all topsy-turvy.

I’d read that similarities to Florida in 00 aside, this case may not make it to the Court as it’s a state issue; then again, it is a Federal office. I wonder if that’s why the court left the time open as they did.

Interesting case -

Normal

June 30th, 2009
3:54 pm

Al Franken in the Senate? What’s the big deal? It’s not like he can start a war or anything. HAHAHAHA!1
————-
GETTALIFE: dems never vote together and will not rubber stamp Obama’s agenda like the gop.
———-
That’s right, too many individual “thinkers”. Do the words Monkey and a football have any meaning to you?

mm

June 30th, 2009
3:55 pm

So the 7 month obstructionist marathon is over in Minn. Too funny. He’ll seat just in time to hopefully prevent more obstructionism in the Senate.

Dave R, even if Obama serves only 1 term, rest assured, America won’t put another Republican in the WH anytime soon.

Paul

June 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

md

I still like my proposal – if the vote count is within N percent, it’s an automatic election do-over. No reliance on which lawyers have the argument of the day or which judge is ruling. Toss it and do over.

Redneck Convert

June 30th, 2009
3:58 pm

Well, we ought to do like the army down in Honduras done. Just break into this Obama’s bedroom and haul him off in his jammies and his ugly wife too to another country and put in a Conservative in his place. That way the libruls could break the filibuster but we would have the Veto.

I have to blame My President for part of this mess. Instead of calling off our elections because it was too dangerous and there was too much to do he let them go ahead and the morans elected this Obama. It’s about the only thing he done wrong in 8 years. Now the libruls can ram anything they want up our rear end and Obama will sign it.

I’m disgusted and signing off for the night. You can have a good night or a bad one, I don’t care.

TnGelding

June 30th, 2009
3:58 pm

He can’t be any worse than what we’ve sent.

ttp://www.alfranken.com/pages/meet_al/

Normal

June 30th, 2009
3:59 pm

Dave R, even if Obama serves only 1 term, rest assured, America won’t put another Republican in the WH anytime soon.
————
That’s for sure and it probably will be Madam Clinton…how ’bout dem apples…

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
4:02 pm

Franken 2016??

clyde

June 30th, 2009
4:02 pm

Al Franken can use the words ,Harry Reid,in a joke now and bring down the House.

md

June 30th, 2009
4:04 pm

“I still like my proposal – if the vote count is within N percent, it’s an automatic election do-over. No reliance on which lawyers have the argument of the day or which judge is ruling. Toss it and do over.”

With “varying standards throughout the state”, it seems there would be a perpetual “do over”. Whoever the winner, sounds like MN needs to learn the meaning of consistency.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
4:04 pm

Coleman concedes!

Wahoo

Dave R.

June 30th, 2009
4:05 pm

I’d settle for a Republican if it was a small government, fiscal conservative Republican, mm.

But I think that anyone giving such a far-reaching generalization of the election cycle three years hence, as you do, knows very little about the changing whims of the American electorate, nor knows every little about how the country will percieve the failure of Hope & Change’s policies.

getalife

June 30th, 2009
4:05 pm

Coleman concedes.

“Monkey and a football”

w at a Cowboy game?

md

June 30th, 2009
4:05 pm

“That’s for sure and it probably will be Madam Clinton…how ’bout dem apples…”

Never happen.

Obama will have the dem nomination, so unless Hillary runs as an independent………

Road Scholar

June 30th, 2009
4:07 pm

Heck, Minnesotans should have hired the Iranians to count the vote! We would have known long ago who won!

Dave R.

June 30th, 2009
4:11 pm

Well, it’s official, Minnesota is the newest embarrassment in a nation full of them.

Can’t wait to hear the cries from that state of “Oh cr@p! What did we just do?’ when the first important vote or the first misguided legislation comes forth from Stuart Smiley.

Ya don’t get mulligans when you make stupid choices in politics.

Normal

June 30th, 2009
4:12 pm

MD, That’s a thought. If Hilary ran as an Independent and won, would that be the third party we so desparately need?

Paul

June 30th, 2009
4:12 pm

This will be interesting, too.

Just the other day we listened to a couple go on about how Bush stole the election and the Court gave it to him. Eight years later, that still gets played.

Let’s see if the Republicans are more gracious.

It will set a nice standard. This isn’t the last time something like this will happen.

Paul

June 30th, 2009
4:13 pm

Okay, what’s the guy’s real name?

@@

June 30th, 2009
4:17 pm

Mrs. G:

I have always liked and respected Al.

So, knowing he would not be a psychologist, Franken spent most of his time at Harvard getting from one day to the next, always careful to keep his head above academic water. He spurned the Loeb, the Lampoon and the Pudding to work by himself for Dunster House productions.

“The Loeb, well, that’s theater,” Franken said, frowning a bit. “I was just never into theater. I was interested in real show business. And the Lampoon–it wasn’t just that I didn’t like them, I thought the stuff they were doing was terrible.”

He recalled writing a skit called “Seamen on Broadway” that was rejected from the Hasty Pudding show “by some preppie so they could take some other preppie’s skit.” Franken started to smile again, but his tone was serious, too serious. “It’s not preppies, cause I’m a preppie myself. I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.” The smile became so broad it pushed his eyes shut. He couldn’t stand it any longer. “Put that in, put that in,” Franken laughed, leaning over the desk. “I’d love to see that in The Crimson.”

Source: The Harvard Crimson

I’m not seeing, in Franken, anything that warrants your admiration and respect. But hey!

to each his own.

md

June 30th, 2009
4:18 pm

“MD, That’s a thought. If Hilary ran as an Independent and won, would that be the third party we so desparately need?”

I’d prefer an independent that leaned equally to the left and right vs another left leaner. Barry has that covered.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
4:22 pm

@@

You don’t really think I give a rat’s patootie what you think do you?

Hell, you haven’t shown the much judgement regarding politicos in all the years I have been here, why change now?

Michael H. Smith

June 30th, 2009
4:22 pm

What have we here? hmm… looks like an old pesky EPA report. Does anyone feel a chill in the air? Guess it really doesn’t matter now that the Dems have 60 votes. They really don’t need this silly old EPA report nor would they care to have it widely known?

Just a little taste, a hidden morsel among many more to be found for the reading:

Hence it is not reasonable to conclude that there is any endangerment from changes in GHG [green house gas] levels based on the satellite record, since almost all fluctuations appear to be due to natural cause and not human-caused pollution as defined by the Clean Air Act. The surface record is more equivocal but need to be carefully discussed, which would require substantial revision of the Draft TSD.

http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/DOC062509-004.pdf

md

June 30th, 2009
4:23 pm

“Franken 2016??”

Now that would truely signal the end for a great republic.

@@

June 30th, 2009
4:26 pm

Took you aback, didn’t it Mrs. G?

But he’s a funny guy…an icon from SNL

what more could you want sitting in YOUR senate???

He is a “small”, narcissistic, vindictive little man who plays to an audience who loves that sort of thing. You’re obviously one of ‘em.

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
4:29 pm

And to think that Republicans picked on Gore for being a sore loser. The Republicans have set a new standard of low under the heading of Oh So Sore,L-O-S-E-R. Pitiful. Don’t they understand that even their constituency is watching and giving them the Lurch moan.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
4:30 pm

For @@:

It’s well known that there were tensions between Arizona Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin last year during their presidential run, but a new article in Vanity Fair magazine sheds light on just how serious the rift between the two camps was.

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/08/sarah-palin200908

I mean THAT you judged acceptable?

Teeheehee

Oh and Michael H Smith

this ones for you

This morning, Fox News Channel’s Gregg Jarrett introduced a “very big story” that the Environmental Protection Agency “intentionally buried a study challenging some of Uncle Sam’s global warming research.” Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) claimed the report, written by economist Alan Carlin of EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics, vindicates his belief that man-made global warming is the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”:

http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2009/06/29/inhofe-epa-denier/

too funny

I’m outa’ here……celebration tonight!

md

June 30th, 2009
4:31 pm

MH Smith,

Don’t bother putting anything like that here, these folks have already been told what to believe.

Paul

June 30th, 2009
4:38 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

Your response to a Harvard University Crimson interview detailing Franken’s homophobia is to talk about McCain and Palin tensions?!!?

Man oh man, AmVet was right. Anti-Bush feeling in that election was astounding. When a homophobe who’s glad a homosexual died makes it as a Democratic senator… well, heck, looks like there is hope for a Republican resurrection after all!

@@

June 30th, 2009
4:39 pm

Seeker:

During the campaign, I predicted that if the dems won, they would overreach. They have!

Obama did a reach around on the left’s issues (the ones near and dear to their hearts) and he’s overreached with the American people on C&T and healthcare.

It’s just a matter of time before YOUR L-O-S-E-R-S will be a but a memory.

getalife

June 30th, 2009
4:39 pm

Sad too see @@ so consumed with cmd (con mental disorder) and lost her sense of humor.

AP Newsbreak: SC gov ‘crossed lines’ with women.

A playa,

Truth

June 30th, 2009
4:40 pm

It is all a big joke to you Mrs G.

Joey

June 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

I am so, so happy for Minnesota. I am equally happy for the Democrat Party. Any thing that accelerates the coming political turn-around makes me happy.

Mrs. Godzilla

June 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

Paul

If you think Franken is truly a homophobe who wants homosexuals to die
you are more @@ than Uriah Heep!

Funny, funny

IC Atlanta

June 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

For better or worse it is the democrats show. Unemployment and deficits are going up and inflation is soon to follow. If you have ever been a fan of the 70’s the next 4 years should be fun because we are going to be reliving the Carter years. It should be memorable.

getalife

June 30th, 2009
4:47 pm

Well IC,

I doubt they will start a war of choice based on lies or cause another depression.

Lets face it, the gop was a disaster and there is nowhere to go but up.

@@

June 30th, 2009
4:48 pm

I know you’re gone Mrs. G (maybe not) but you’ll definitely be checking back.

I’m not interested in reading your Vanity Fair link ’cause I’m not interested in Palin as a candidate.

Like I’ve said before, I admire and respect her personal choices as they relate to family. Other than that….I’m just not that into her. I say that knowing full-well that other conservatives here are.

I will say that she has far more executive experience than does Obama and that the media treated her terribly. What they did to her and her family was despicable.

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
4:50 pm

Paul

June 30th, 2009
4:52 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

Well, thinking that @@ might’ve been punked I followed my advice and went to the source article.

http://www.thecrimson.com/printerfriendly.aspx?ref=112149

There are times when he said outrageous things then looked at the reporter with a ‘gotcha.’ There were other times he got more serious, reflective. The part @@ cited – was one where he was talking about what he wanted to do with his life and got rejected. It sounded more like something he was a bit irked about and discussed candidly.

Either your mind is open to new information, to revise that which you believe, or it isn’t. One can evaluate and take what is, or one can say ‘it can’t be because it conflicts with what I believe.”

Pretty simple, really.

@@

June 30th, 2009
4:52 pm

Sad too see @@ so consumed with cmd (con mental disorder) and lost her sense of humor.

Getalife:

You don’t know me as well as I know you.

Goose, goose…

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
4:53 pm

“But where are the clowns? Quick send in the clowns. Don’t bother, they’re here,”

Dave R.

June 30th, 2009
4:53 pm

It must be fun to be a liberal like Mrs. G. I wonder what it is like to live under the influence of mood-altering drugs 24/7 . . .

md

June 30th, 2009
4:54 pm

“Lets face it, the gop was a disaster and there is nowhere to go but up.”

Or down further.

Seeing as we continue to spend what we don’t have, the dollar continues to fall, consumer confidence is backsliding and inflation is just around the corner, down would be my guess.

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
4:54 pm

By the way, the only reason “green energy” is not as competitive as “fossil-fueled energy” is because of all the subsidies given by the taxpayers to fossil fuel companies.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
5:00 pm

PAUL–don’t ya know that if the Democrats do it, it’s not homophobia, it’s just hyperbole and acceptable, tongue in cheek, heh, heh and all that. They’re not Bible thumpers ergo they can be as mean, hateful and spiteful as they want to be and have a big ole pile of first stones to cast, being without sin…jus’ sayin’

Gawingnut

June 30th, 2009
5:03 pm

We have a buffoon for Speaker of the House.

We have a buffoon for Majority Leader in the Senate.

We have a burgeoning buffoon for Prezident.

Now we have the official Senate SNL buffoon, Franken.

He’s in good company.

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
5:05 pm

The Republican Party is fighting in vain to keep Franken out of the Senate while simultaneously tossing another eight of their members under the bus. Republicans could write a nice how to book — Implosion for Dummies.

Pogo

June 30th, 2009
5:05 pm

For all of you (including you Jay) that are happy about this stooge going to the senate I offer this; the most desperate times that occur in this country happen when one party controls the Congress and the Whitehouse. Doesn’t matter which party. It is not good for either side to have complete control and there not be any voice of dissention. Besides, Minnesota also elected Jesse Ventura who was a complete idiot just like this liberal goose stepper is going to be.

For you liberals on here over 60 (most if not all of the regulars) who love this prescious moment in liberal history, you better be careful about that new health care reform though. Old people aren’t going to be viewed with too much favour in the “new world” of health reform as they are going to be considered a liability and a drain to the program. Seeings how most of health care expenses occur in the last few years of life, the solution will be simple to number crunchers in Obama’s cabinet. Maybe a little “kinder, gentler” selective euthanaisa should be employed to lower those costs. It could be easily done by just denying requests for certain treatments or diagnostic procedures. Neat, easy and so very socialist while watching out for the “common good” you progressives love so much. Watch out what you wish for you socialistic drones, you may just get it.

Wyld Byll Hyltnyr

June 30th, 2009
5:07 pm

@@ 4:17 pm

How you doin’. Please tell me that you just finished yardwork on this hot day and that you are standing there with little droplets of prespiration running down your taut, bronzed personage.

Oh yeah, now back to business. That the Democrat side of the Senate and Congress includes degenerates such as Barney Frank (which see the Bible, Al Franken (imbecile), Ted Kennedy (kilt innocent women), and Old Man Byrd (rate hate person) speaks to the decline and portends further decline for our nation.

SARA

June 30th, 2009
5:07 pm

Repubs don’t get so “bent out of shape” about our new senator from MN potraying a “gorilla” — Reagan read bedtime stories to BONZO and he lead the US and you all loved him — Hey, we might have something going here with the gorillas and chimps . . . . Maybe it is a good luck sign

DoggoneGA

June 30th, 2009
5:07 pm

“Term limits are desperately needed in the Senate”

We already have term limits in the Senate…they’re called ELECTIONS.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
5:07 pm

Oh, pox on both their houses! It’s time for a third party, has been for a while, and I think even I could get behind the Carpetbagger Princess if she ran as an independent.

oldmac

June 30th, 2009
5:09 pm

Well I guess this matters (although not sure it makes the Dems as airtight as they seem to think theyare) but for chrissakes, are any of you “reporters” going to weigh in on local stuff like the City raising taxes and water rates. I guess that would go against the playbook?
KM

DoggoneGA

June 30th, 2009
5:09 pm

“Whoever the winner, sounds like MN needs to learn the meaning of consistency.”

Like the “consistency” in our NATIONAL elections maybe?

DoggoneGA

June 30th, 2009
5:11 pm

“We would have known long ago who won!”

We DID know “long ago” who won.

@@

June 30th, 2009
5:11 pm

Paul:

I wanted to ask you two questions. Yesterday you commented on Dick Morris’ increased stridency. In what way and why do you think?

I see him occasionally but not enough to know what you’re observing.

I’m seeing a lot of puzzling behavior among all the pundits, left and right. Kinda scary!

Second question. Did you watch the Friedman video?

DoggoneGA

June 30th, 2009
5:13 pm

“I am equally happy for the Democrat Party”

I’ve never heard of the “Democrat” party. Is that the 3rd party some think we so desperately need? Or did you just make up the name yourself?

clyde

June 30th, 2009
5:14 pm

This is the same Norm Coleman who was defeated by Jesse Ventura.Remember Governor Jesse?The good folk of Minnesota now give us Al Franken.Who’s next? Homer Simpson?

I Report (-: You Whine )-:

June 30th, 2009
5:15 pm

Al Franken is a filthy, disgusting human being who robbed a shelter for under privileged minority children of hundreds of thousands of dollars so that he could fund his anti American hate speech that no one would spend a nickel of advertising money on.

He’s the perfect democrat.

Send in the klowns

@@

June 30th, 2009
5:16 pm

Byll:

I’m good! Thanks for asking.

I sweated yesterday and got a little more bronzed today since I decided to opt out of yardwork and traded it for a float in the pool.

How YOU doin’?

Normal

June 30th, 2009
5:19 pm

liberal goose stepper, huh? Nope, oxymoron…But a Liberal tap dancer I’ll believe…Just sayin’…

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
5:22 pm

Normal–now, now..be careful with tap dancer, you know what some might make of it…just call ‘em ballet dancers…or is that belly dancers…jus’ wonderin’

getalife

June 30th, 2009
5:25 pm

Wow, the cmd is out of control on this one.

Coleman conceded gracefully.

cons not so much.

Stay classy cons.

Geez.

Normal

June 30th, 2009
5:26 pm

Josef, ballet dancer, belly dancer, tap dancer…all good with me…but goose steeper? Liberals couldn’t even do a conga dance…can’t work together long enough. This Senate is going to be a barrel of laughs now.

Steve

June 30th, 2009
5:28 pm

Nice to hear that Mr. Coleman conceded after this long, drawn out affair…if the parties of the finishers were flipped, I’m sure the SCOTUS would be hearing about this.

Seek and ye shall Find

June 30th, 2009
5:29 pm

GOP is gone

June 30th, 2009
5:29 pm

He beats the Hell out of our very own dufus, Braun

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
5:33 pm

NORMAL–got a point there. Remember Will Rogers’ “I don’t belong to an organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” Why don’t I trust liberals, I am one for G-d’s sake, that ought to be reason enough!

Steve

June 30th, 2009
5:33 pm

Normal, you’ll find that fascist states (Italy in the 1920s and 1930s and Germany in the 1930s leading the way but closely followed by the US under the “Progressives” of Woodrow Wilson and the New Deal) were left wing, not right wing. “All for the common good” where some little group of people decide what is best for you as those “goose steppers” said…sound vaguely familiar to any political mantras we hear these days? Fascist states (including the US during the periods above are left wing, not right). Don’t worry about thinking about it, the government will decide what is best for you…..

Ray

June 30th, 2009
5:35 pm

Dave R,

You accuse Mrs G. of drug use, however it is you who believes the chimp ran the country effectively for two terms. Thus, you’ve qualified yourself as both a hypocrite and a simpleton.

Pubtards Continue to Lose

June 30th, 2009
5:36 pm

Coleman ain’t appealin’–11 million was spent in litigation by both sides–Pawlenty has said he’ll certify tonight or tomorry. Not enough people realize that Franken was working extremely hard to prepare for this job because he did a lot of interviews with non-partisan experts on his radio show for years 5 days a week for 3 hours in a number of fields, and they were in depth–they took preparation and hard work and could not be “faked.”

An analysis of Sarah Palin and her unsuitability to run for any office is available in

Vanity Fair’s Todd Purdom 10,000 Words: It Came from Wasilla

GayGrayGeek

June 30th, 2009
5:40 pm

Steve @ 5:28 – And I’m equally sure that you’re as wrong as Coleman was for dragging this out for months and months.

Dave R.

June 30th, 2009
5:40 pm

Ray, you might wish to take a course in English Comprehension 101, son.

I said that Reagan ran the largest STATE in the country for two terms, and did so effectively, which he did.

Now, feel free to crawl back under your rock.

josef nix

June 30th, 2009
5:41 pm

Ray: “Thus, you’ve qualified yourself as both a hypocrite and a simpleton.”

NORMAL–Fiat homo, fiat lux, fiat voluntas tua? The simpletons are back! Hide the memorabilia! :-)

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June 30th, 2009
5:48 pm

Try to imagine this post with as many expletives as are possible.

Under a deal signed between Russia and Azerbaijan on June 29, Russia will pay Azerbaijan $350 per thousand cubic meters of natural gas — the highest price Russia has paid for natural gas from the Caucasus or Central Asia. Moscow hopes the deal will choke off other potential export routes for Azerbaijani natural gas, as control over energy exports to Europe is one of Russia’s most powerful political levers.

Europe hoped that the planned projects at the Shah Deniz fields, developed by a consortium whose majority stake is owned by European firms BP (25.5 percent) and StatoilHydro (25.5 percent), would play a key role in reducing Europe’s demand for Russian natural gas. The planned Nabucco pipeline, it was hoped, would transport Azerbaijan’s gas through Turkey to Europe. However, the consortium developing Shah Deniz does not have control over how Baku chooses to transport the gas, which makes it possible — and important — for Moscow to lure away Azerbaijan’s gas for transport through Russian pipelines.

Who is it here who used to tell me Putin was nothing more than a KGB Thug?

Putin is always one step ahead in the game.

DAMMIT!!!

Dusty

June 30th, 2009
5:48 pm

What?? Al Franken to the Senate? A Democrat who’s a big joke with a bad attitude? He’ll fit right in. But the competition will be fierce.

Congress is getting to be one big misfit malaprop of liberal direction. From petty Pelosi and rambling Reid to sputtering Franks and Barbara the boxer, we now add the comic antics of Franken to assure the top joker with the phony money that he’s king of the hill. And that’s not an ant hill, folks. It’s a mountain of debt.

Mountain of debt? Gee, I wish that was a joke. But it aint.