Friday, August 04, 2006

If you need a good laugh...

...just look at this for awhile:

http://www.arnoldsneighborhood.com/

Definitely among the most clever satirical websites I've seen.

56 Comments:

Blogger Sundog said...

One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day.

As the Record-Journal reported, a man named Richard Goodstein shouted at Lamont: "Are you a Bill Clinton Democrat, or an Al Sharpton Democrat?" Several blogs have since speculated that Goodstein is a corporate lobbyist in D.C.

Well, Election Central just reached out to the office of registered-D.C.-lobbyist Richard Goodstein, got his cell number, and reached him. When I asked him if he was a Lieberman supporter and was the man in the pic on the front of the Herald-Record, he confirmed that, yes, he was a Lieberman backer and that he was the same man as pictured on the paper's front page. Then the conversation went south.

Read the whole thing here.

So long, Joe. Nice knowing you. Thanks for everything you did thirty years ago.

8/04/2006 12:36 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

I believe this is what is known as a story that's blowing wide open.

8/04/2006 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Lieberman is the Dean Scream of 2006

8/04/2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

So on the one hand, we have Lieberman hiring lobbyist thugs to disrupt rallies, getting help from the College Republicans and other hired hands, putting out a racist flyer and a phony Lamont bumper sticker, and all the other nasty things we've documented as time goes by.

Oh, but look over there! Bloggers! Bloggers!

It has stopped working, guys.

8/04/2006 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work, Sundog!!!!

8/04/2006 1:48 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

OMG, Gerstein quoted me. I'm a star...

8/04/2006 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sundog - WHERE did you hear this?

8/04/2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

Hear what?

8/04/2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger SeedFreak said...

Let's not forget that Ned has already BRAZENLY LIED about Blogs.

"I don't know about blogs."

Uhuh, Yeah. Right.

http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/5/2/161155/1407

What else is he lying about? You really have to start thinking hard about Ned.

Is he really a republican? I think so. He's certainly not a real democrat.

8/04/2006 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, this last "seedfreak" post is probably more ridiculous than any other.

Why the hell would Ned Lamont be an expert on blogs?

The man is a very successful guy. He doesn't have the time or desire to mix it up on blogs, you idiot!

In fact, when Lamont started his campaign, the bloggers became interested in Lamont and approached him, not the other way around.

Sheesh.

8/04/2006 2:36 PM  
Anonymous liebermanforlieberman said...

"Little Experiance" Lamont

Greenwich Times

8/04/2006 2:37 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

A day of news flashes... Lieberman calls for Rumsfeld's resignation.

Raises more questions than it answers...

8/04/2006 2:38 PM  
Anonymous sundog said...

Ned and his Nuts! They're quite a pair!

8/04/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

"The man is a very successful guy. He doesn't have the time or desire to mix it up on blogs, you idiot!"

Ouch! I resemble that remark... LOL

8/04/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

Obviously, Sundog didn't say the "Ned and his nuts" line.

Obviously, someone is an appalling coward.

Nice tactics, you guys.

8/04/2006 2:43 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

Should We Call It Nedmentum or Lamontum?

Not sure. Either way, Lamont sure is something special!

8/04/2006 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Liebertwit - at least Lamont *has* balls...

8/04/2006 2:44 PM  
Anonymous leibermanforlieberman said...

Campaign Mo'Mentos anyone?
http://hotair.com/archives/top-picks/2006/05/18/koss-political-ad-remixed/

I don't know about blogs.
Lying "Little Experience" Lamont

8/04/2006 2:51 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

Rumors of Lieberman Ground Effort Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Oh yes. Greatly exaggerated by the Lieberman campaign people themselves, that is:


I was typing my little fingers to the bone telling people to come to Connecticut for the big GOTV push for Lamont when the Kevin Rennie piece came out, essentially saying "Lieberman’s throwing in the towel and trashing his field staff." The bullshit meters went off instantly. Shortly thereafter Dan Balz ran the same thing in the WaPo, and we all know their talent for right-wing stenography.

It felt like an extremely Rovian attempt to suppress and discourage the Lamont GOTV effort. If he’s going to win by a landslide anyway, and Lieberman isn’t putting up a fight any more, why bother, right?

Except according to people on the street, that isn’t what’s happening. Rather than take dictation from Marion Slimefels, we contacted folks who actually took the time to check out the claim.


Link:
http://www.firedoglake.com/2006/08/04/party-on-garth/

Fortunately, the Democracy-Lovers do not believe any of the bilge that emanates from the Lieberman campaign.

8/04/2006 2:51 PM  
Anonymous sundog said...

I can tell you one thing, our numbers don’t show us up 13 – and that is no spin.

Ned lost the Greenwich Time endorsement. liebermanforlieberman is painting us as anti-semites.
Jane made us look like racists.

It's not good news.

8/04/2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

Someone has hacked my account. I DID NOT WRITE THAT LAST COMMENT.

I will NOT write any more comments here until it is discuvered how my account was hacked.

Whoever you are, I'd like to meet you in person some day, you disgusting coward.

8/04/2006 3:06 PM  
Anonymous lieberdemforlieberdem said...

MWAHAHAAAA

8/04/2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

Me neither.

Game over.

8/04/2006 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick and tired for people assuming lobbyists are bad. Yes, sure Richard Goodstein is a high paid lobbyist (making $360K last year), but lobbying is good for our democracy. It gives people access to our government.

Joe Lieberman's wife Hadassah is a registered lobbyist, and Joe is one of the most principled people in government. If lobbyist were not good for our country, he wouldn't let his wife be one.

Lamont complains that there are 65 registered lobbyist per member of congress. This means people are getting lots of access our government. What is wrong with that?

8/04/2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger baghdadjoe said...

A Word of Warning To The LieberThugs

It appears that the Lamont people will be creating multiple video camera records of the proceedings of all Lamont campaign events from now on.

Feel free to send your rollicking Brownshirts to these events, but you should know this:

Their antics will be on YouTube for Connecticut, the nation, and the world to see.

8/04/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger matt said...

If you guys are serious about the hacks, shoot me an email and I'll notify the engineers at Blogspot.

8/04/2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger Sundog said...

You already got it.

Looking forward to the weekend. Have a great one, everyone. Any posts after this one that claim to be me ARE FAKE.

8/04/2006 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Lieberman is the Dean Scream of 2006

8/04/2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger SeedFreak said...

Speaking of Fakes--
Oh, the hypocrasy of Ned and his Nuts!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060803-112200-4787r.htm
Lieberman rival owns stock in Wal-Mart

By Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
August 4, 2006

Connecticut millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, who sharply criticized the employment practices of Wal-Mart this week in his campaign to unseat Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democrat primary, owns stock in the company, Senate records reveal.
"This is about waking up Wal-Mart, and this is also about waking up corporate America," Mr. Lamont said Wednesday at a Bridgeport rally against the retail giant, hosted by many of the same liberal bloggers who have boosted the former cable executive far ahead of Mr. Lieberman in the polls.
But Mr. Lamont and his family are part owners of the company, according to financial disclosure records he filed earlier this year with the secretary of the Senate. Mr. Lamont, his wife and a dependent child own as much as $31,000 in Wal-Mart stock.
Mr. Lamont and his wife jointly own two accounts containing as much as $16,000 in Wal-Mart stock. Their Wal-Mart holdings spin off as much as $3,500 in annual dividends. In addition, a trust fund he set up for one of his children contains as much as $15,000 in Wal-Mart stock and spins off as much as $1,000 in dividends.
In his remarks at the anti-Wal-Mart rally this week, Mr. Lamont never mentioned his shareholder status in the company. He did, however, criticize Mr. Lieberman for not doing more during this three terms in the Senate to help the workers he says are so mistreated by Wal-Mart.
"We believe that universal health care is a basic right for each and every American," Mr. Lamont said. "It won't take me 18 years to go down to Washington, D.C., and get that done."
Mr. Lieberman attended the same event and took similar whacks at Wal-Mart. But Lamont supporters mercilessly flogged Mr. Lieberman as a hypocrite because he had once received -- but later returned -- a $1,000 contribution from Wal-Mart's political action committee.
"Are we ready to take their PAC money?" one man shouted at Mr. Lieberman as he spoke.
"Let me just answer that lie with a fact," Mr. Lieberman shot back, according to published reports. "Wal-Mart PAC sent my campaign a check in March, and we returned it a week later. Deal with the facts."
Unseating Mr. Lieberman -- the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee just six years ago -- has become the top priority of left-wing blogs that despise Mr. Lieberman for his support of the Iraq war and other positions he's taken that have been helpful to President Bush.
Many of those same bloggers, along with many Democrats, have also waged a campaign against Wal-Mart, accusing the company of paying employees poorly and not providing adequate health care.
The most recent polling released yesterday showed Mr. Lamont with a double-digit lead over Mr. Lieberman heading into Tuesday's primary. Among likely Democrat voters, Mr. Lamont netted 54 percent and Mr. Lieberman got 41 percent, according to the poll conducted July 24-31 by Quinnipiac University. The telephone survey of 890 voters had a margin of error of three percentage points.
"These candidates have shopped at Wal-Mart, invested in Wal-Mart and welcomed Wal-Mart jobs," said Kevin Sheridan, spokesman for Working Families for Wal-Mart. "Now they're telling the working men and women they want to represent that they can't save money or take jobs at Wal-Mart? This is all about politics. And it's sad."

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He even has his babies eating from the Walmart silver spoon, when the rest of us must by them in 6-for-a-$1 packs at WallyWorld.

Does Lamont's Hypocrasy EVER end?

I think not.

8/04/2006 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Lieberdem for the comic relief of your post. We do need a diversion from all the bad news!

Lieberdem, things do look bleak for Joe!

Did you see that he is now calling for Rumsfeld to resign. More comments like that and we'll lose our Republican base. Please Joe, stay the course.

8/04/2006 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

onnecticut Heckler Has a Tricky Past
By Justin Rood - August 4, 2006, 3:40 PM

Over at TPMCafe, Greg Sargent has been trying to get to the bottom of the Connecticut Heckler kerfuffle. Who is this man, Richard F. Goodstein, who came all the way from Washington, D.C., leaving a lucrative lobby practice on hold so he could sit in a diner, munch a hamburger, and heckle progressive Democratic challenger Ned Lamont for the benefit of assembled reporters and photographers?

It turns out, this recent flap isn't the first time Goodstein's been in hot water. Way back in 1983, Goodstein -- then a lawyer for the doomed Mondale for President campaign -- "surreptitiously took" a notebook from a Philadelphia office in order to hide the nature of the campaign's scheme to use rather flimsy outside organizations to evade fundraising laws. The action was disclosed in a 1985 book and reported in the Washington Post. (The notebook was returned soon after Goodstein took it, the paper reported; the FEC discovered the ruse, and Mondale -- after losing 49 states to Ronald Reagan -- paid over $379,000 in fines.)

As Goodstein told the Washington Post (article not online) at the time of its article on the topic: "It was the middle of a campaign and the stakes were high. . . It seemed to be the thing to do at the moment."

Since the 1980s, Goodstein has worked as a lobbyist specializing in waste issues.

For many years he was a staff lobbyist for Browning Ferris Industries, a giant in the trash hauling business. In 1998, when BFI closed its Washington office, he struck out on his own. Aside from a mining concern and a fuel company, Lexmark and the two Air Products divisions have been his main clients since then.

Of course, waste-related lobbying hasn't distracted him from another major role: being a constant commentator on FOX. Nexis shows at least three dozen appearances on the network by Goodstein between 1998 and 2002. There and in other media, he has alternately been described as a Democratic "strategist," "adviser" and "lawyer."

Since 2002, Goodstein has lobbied for only a few clients: Kentucky-based technology manufacturer Lexmark, Inc.; Pennsylvania-based Air Products & Chemicals, an $8.1 billion concern which sells hydrogen, oxygen and other gases; and Pennsylvania-based Air Products Healthcare, which appears to be a division of AP&C.

Despite the short client list, Goodstein doesn't seem to hurt for cash: last year he pulled in at least $360,000 in fees from those three clients. In other words, he could certainly afford that hamburger.

8/04/2006 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lieberdem - I would like to thank you for all of the inspiration you have provided over the past week.

Your words helped to convince me to do this. Without all of the wisdom and insight on Senator Lieberman from your contributors, this never would have happened.

I have just donated $1000 to the Lamont campaign.

8/04/2006 4:08 PM  
Anonymous LieforJane said...

Lamont and his Nuts! They're quite a pair!

8/04/2006 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Lamont Truth Teller said...

Lamont faces fallout over country club membership.

By Brian Lockhart
Staff Writer

Published August 2 2006
http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-lamont4aug02,0,7812718.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

It has been impossible for Ned Lamont to avoid talking about his wealth during his Democratic primary race against Sen. Joe Lieberman.

If it's not his opponent reminding voters that Lamont is a Greenwich multimillionaire or demanding he release his tax returns, it's Lamont himself when he dips into his fortune to pay for his own campaign.

Now an aspect of Lamont's lifestyle he tried to prevent from becoming an issue -- his membership in Greenwich's exclusive Round Hill Club -- is being mocked on fliers circulated around the state by the Lieberman camp.

One side of the flier touts Lieberman's "lifetime of fighting against discrimination and injustice." The other side reads: "What is Ned Lamont's Civil Rights Record?" It also reprints Lamont's explanation to The New York Times that he resigned after 16 years from the club before challenging Lieberman because it didn't have enough minority members.

"He's trying to be someone he's not," said Marion Steinfels, Lieberman's communications director. "How politically calculated is that?"
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Looks like it was the hypocrasy that lost Ned his hometown endorsement.

I'd say poor Ned to be conciliatory, but I don't want to be a hypocrite too.

8/04/2006 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Lieberman is the Dean Scream of 2006

8/04/2006 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Slate kicks you in the gut, it's getting really bad---

http://slate.com/id/2147117

8/04/2006 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything but the issues.. as usual..

8/04/2006 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Lamont Truth Teller said...

When Drudge kicks you--it's REALLY bad.
http://www.drudgereport.com/

8/04/2006 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Lieberman is the Dean Scream of 2006

8/04/2006 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Lamont Truth Teller said...

I don't know anything about blogs.

Too bad everyone else on the planet now does.
http://powerlineblog.com/archives/014889.php

8/04/2006 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Lieberman is the Dean Scream of 2006

8/04/2006 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But.. but.. Joe Lieberman marched for civil rights in 1902!

8/04/2006 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jane Hamsher is the Lamont Scream of 2006

8/04/2006 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Millionaire Lawyer is not serving the interests of Connecticut. He will be held accountable for his many lies and misdeeds.

8/04/2006 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Joe Lieberman will not stand up to George Bush, then I will."

-- Ned Lamont

8/04/2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger SeedFreak said...

Inouye says he'll stand by Lieberman if he loses.

U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye said he will stand with U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman even if Lieberman loses in the Democratic primary for Senate in Connecticut and runs in the general election as an independent.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Aug/05/ln/FP608050352.html

Hmmm--perhaps there will be more. This doesn't sound good for Lamont at all.

8/05/2006 5:56 AM  
Anonymous LieForJane said...

Pay up or I'll quit!
http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/8/5/13748/43856

Sounds like Stoller is more loyal to his wallet than Lamont. What's the matter Matt? Don't have the plastic to whip out for the expenses like the rest of us do?

Better start shopping at Walmart so you can try to get by. Lamont will love it!

Maybe Stoller desperately needs a smokescreen to save face and bail out as a rat fleeing a sinking ship.

Or maybe he doesn't want to be associated with Lamont's bloggers, especially with Lamont's Jane Hamsher, Pariah of Bloggers everywhere.

Guilt by association--that's it isn't it? Matt Stoller--what a worm you are to worm out now.

That's real support! Keep it up!

8/05/2006 6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it as EXTORTION.

Lamon'ts bloggers certainly are showing their true ilk.

Racists--Hamsher
Anti-Semites--Lie4Lie

and now Extortionists--Stoller

How nauseating it must be for the innocents who jumped on the blogging bandwagon to learn that their leaders have no sense of loyalty and are only just a band of low-class, no-class hooligans.

Sad.

8/05/2006 6:35 AM  
Blogger babablacksheep said...

The Lieberman campiagn is PAYING people to go to Lamont events and heckle. How PATHETIC is that?!?


From today Courant:

Marion Steinfels, a Lieberman campaign spokeswoman, said the Lieberman workers had stayed within bounds.

"They went to Ned's rally in support of Joe Lieberman," she said. "My understanding was there was no inappropriate behavior."

8/05/2006 7:18 AM  
Anonymous Lamont truth Teller said...

Stoller to be taken to the woodshed over innocent bloggers remarks revealing--

Lamont has Stoller blogging from HQ!

Re: A Sponsorship Request (none / 0)

Matt,

I do not have paypal, so can I leave it at the Bridgeport HQ for you?


Thanks LIZZY!
http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/8/5/13748/43856#commenttop

This blogger finds it delightful that the word NONE follows Stoller's extorting demand for financial aid. It's so revealing of *Lamonts Blogging Lie that no one can even comment on the horror of the revelation!

*Let's not forget these now (in)famous words--"I don't know about blogs."

Sad, depressing, pathetic and oh so troublesome for Lamont, at these crucial times, to be buggered by his own bloggers!

8/05/2006 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Of course I'm not saying that our political system should not sometimes be shaken up through the election of a new kind of leader, like Jesse Ventura in our time, or that it should not be open to the fresh perspective of someone from a entirely different profession, a person who has been successful, say, in business..."

-- Joe Lieberman, In Praise of Public Life, page 21

8/05/2006 7:41 AM  
Blogger babablacksheep said...

My Dear LieberDem posters, it is interesting how much energy you put into critiqing bloggers.

To my knowledge, Lamont is not a blogger, and there are not bloggers running for office, and I think few voters will be making up their mind based on what they think of bloggers.

If you want to help Joe get re-elected, then write about topics that make the case as to why he should be re-elected. What causes has he championed and what impact has he had on the issue that Connecticut voters care about.

Thank you.

8/05/2006 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Millionaire Lawyer is not serving the interests of Connecticut. He will be held accountable for his many lies and misdeeds.

8/05/2006 7:47 AM  
Blogger SeedFreak said...

The multi-millionaire has "Little Experience."

It's such an important issue he even lost The endorsement of the Greenwich Times--his own town for Crisakes!

It's laughable.

Lamont's Walmart Hypocrasy made Drudge!

That's hysterical!

I'm sure someone at Lamont HQ went into hysterics over that one.

8/05/2006 7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seedfreak - thanks for spreading the word. I just contributed $250 to Stoller.

8/05/2006 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good! That's $250 that didn't go to Ned.

Yo'da man!

8/05/2006 9:19 AM  

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