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July 29, 2008 1:46 PM

Rossi's first TV ad avoids specifics

Posted by David Postman

Republican Dino Rossi is up with his first TV commerical. It is 30 seconds. The campaign calls it “Better.” It doesn’t mention his opponent, Gov. Chris Gregoire, and includes no specifics other than saying he’s for better schools, fewer traffic jams and a better climate for small businesses.

It is designed to stress Rossi’s campaign themes of “change” and without criticizing Gregoire raises the issue of leadership with his closing line:

A governor must lead, I will.

The ad follows Gregoire’s first TV spot that began airing last week and talks about what she says she’s done to help the state economy.

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Posted by John

2:15 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Good ad, He has a good record on getting the peoples bus sines done right the first time and being proactive.
Makes you want to get involved in his re-election.

Posted by Particle Man

2:29 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Funny ad.
There is Rossi standing next to a healthy creek...a creek that would have buildings right up to its bank and sludge flowing into it, if Rossi and his BIAW pals had their way.

Posted by Glenno

2:30 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Rossi is 100% for Climate Change...That is for a Better "Climates" in schools, for roads and of course Business...

Posted by CitizenSteve

2:36 PM, Jul 29, 2008

What a batch of squishy pap. "Dino Rossi GOP". You'd hardly know he's a Republican from his ad and you'd never guess his "policies" are the same ones that, for the past 8 yrs., have failed us so badly at the national level.

Dino must think Washington voters are really stupid.

Posted by Aaron

2:51 PM, Jul 29, 2008

I don't get it. Rossi's ad starts with "Better Schools".
Lets review some recent reporting by the Seattle Times:

(quotes shorted for brevity)
"The 2003-05 budget crafted by Rossi limited spending increases for higher education and public schools, and eliminated cost-of-living increases for teachers and state workers."

"About half of Gregoire's $8 billion budget increase has gone to education. Public schools got an additional $3 billion, and the state's colleges and universities received close to an extra $1 billion."

"The state's contribution to pay and benefits for teachers is up about 29 percent since 2004. Funding for state-worker pay and benefits has increased 31 percent."

"Gregoire also championed the creation of a new state agency, the Department of Early Learning, which is supposed to consolidate child-care and early-learning programs."

(all from this article )

So, Rossi is for better schools. But he's the one who held up even cost-of-living pay increases for teachers and funding for schools. Gregoire has done more for schools, teachers, and education programs than any governor in recent history, and Rossi is going to change this?

Thats the kind of change I don't want.

Posted by The Truth

3:22 PM, Jul 29, 2008

She has done such a great job in paybacks and spending that we have a deficit of close to 3 billion nice job your supporters would like to see a 15 billion deficit. Us working people can not afford you.

Posted by jk

3:32 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Hey Aaron,

Those "spending decreases" were in a budget that was passed by a Democratic House and signed by a liberal Governor Locke It was at a time when the budget was a mess and had to be balanced! So therefore "he is not the one that held up pay increases" Tell your union buddies that they got there facts wrong.

Posted by Paul Graves

3:35 PM, Jul 29, 2008

This is a good opening ad and co-opts Senator Obama's change message. Indeed, I saw a bumper sticker reading: "Vote Obama and Rossi: Change We Can Believe In." And the nice part about change (for both Obama and Rossi) is that specifics matter less. The theme matters more. A great opening ad.

And Aaron (at 2:51), I am afraid you are confusing higher teacher pay with better schools. The first surely has some effect on the second, since it makes it easier to attract better teachers, but rotely giving raises without requiring high performance is a recipie for malaise. I, too, would love a pay raise without having to prove I was doing a good job, but it would not make me a better worker. In fact, it would make me worse. This may explain why test scores have been going down statewide. Only accountability, which Dino Rossi promises, can improve schools.

Posted by Aaron

3:39 PM, Jul 29, 2008

There is this myth of a 3 Billion dollar deficit out there.
Unlike the Federal Government, which can borrow and deficit spend, State Governments cannot.

Washington State cannot, by law, borrow money (without matching securities), print money, or spend money it doesn't have.

The deficit doesn't exist. Its a made-up figure based on "if current levels of spending continue to increase..." Of course, Olympia is going to spend more when they have more, and cut back when they have less. Olympia must balance the budget.

Teachers and students cannot afford Rossi.

Posted by jamesb

3:40 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Truth,
You conveniently ignore some facts. One, which has been pointed out several times, is the deficit is a PROJECTED deficit. Two, a good deal of the spending was the legislature fulfilling voter approved initiatives.
Now, instead of just carping and being against things, how about telling us what you think Rossi would do with a much greater deal of specificity than Rossi is willing to give us. What should be cut dear Truth? And please spare us the tired old song and dance about lazy state workers and tax and spend liberals. Prisons perhaps? Bigger class sizes? Reduce teacher pay? Stop maintaining roads? (Only the ones you don’t drive on I assume)

Posted by Paul Graves

3:48 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Aaron at 3:39 said: "There is this myth of a 3 Billion dollar deficit out there." It is not a deficit, it is a projected shortfall, and it is very real. It is also a direct result of overspending. And the person most responsible for the overspending is the incumbent, whose four budgets (two biennial, two supplemental) were passed largely as she presented them. Incumbents who overspend should be turned out.

He also said: "Olympia is going to spend more when they have more, and cut back when they have less." I cannot think of a better reason why we need change in Olympia. State government does not have less or more. It taxes its citizens less or more. If it overtaxed, it need not overspend. 24 years of one-party rule can surely make the State think of tax money as money it earned, but it surely is not. We need new leadership, if only to change this kind of thinking.

Posted by The Truth

3:55 PM, Jul 29, 2008


No, no ,no, your in power for a few more months tell us how you plan on fixing this mess she got us into.
Stick with a 2.7billion deficit and growing.


Posted by jamesb

5:05 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Truth,
I’m not in power. I’m also not silly enough to believe the projected deficit is entirely governor’s fault. I am intelligent enough to realize there are factors beyond the control of any state officials.
You were the one who posted the slam. Tell us what you would do. Of course I don’t believe you have a clue as you have demonstrated time and time again in your posts here that you are more interested in making childish remarks than actually debating policy.

Posted by The Truth

5:17 PM, Jul 29, 2008

jamesb

"I’m not in power. I’m also not silly enough to believe the projected deficit is entirely governor’s fault. I am intelligent enough to realize there are factors beyond the control of any state officials."

You are silly, the queen can not count that's one reason she spent more than we gave her.
Yeah, paybacks are not beyond the control of state crooks.
Your a jerk JamesB,

Posted by jamesb

5:45 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Truth,
That was uncalled for. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised as it appears the right wing has no real answers to problems which leaves you to resort to name calling. Shall we look at how well the republicans have done the past 7 years? Shall we talk about the number of republicans now in jail or under indictment? No, of course we shouldn’t. That would be dealing with facts and the republicans don’t do so well with facts. When it really comes down to it, you are backing a failed policy that does not recognize the realities of the world we all live in. You state democrats LOVE taxes and yet I know of no democrat that loves taxes. Democrats have jobs, families and bills just like you do.
You buy off on pie in the sky garbage coming form the Rossi campaign not because you know it can or will work but rather because you actually believe there is such a thing as a free lunch. And, you just plain Hate anyone who disagrees with you. You lack any understanding of how our system of government actually works. You belly ache about the ’04 election in spite of the fact the rules were followed. You post inaccurate information and when confronted, you resort to name calling. How childish can you be?

Posted by Bothsides

5:45 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Aaron, funny, all the things you bring up are the "throw money at the problem" to fix it type of solution. Typical left leaning liberal approach, spend more money and you get a better result, only that is not happening as jk correctly points out.

jamesb you sound like a broken record, why don't you go to Dino Rossi's web site and see what specifics he gives. What's wrong with cutting spending? If you had a business and you were losing money would you keep spending the same amount for EVERYTHING, or even your household expenditures, do you spend money you don't have? The state payroll could be cut by 10% and we wouldn't feel the effect whatsoever, I'd start right there. Oh, I forgot, you and the rest of the libs will say it's about teachers, police and fire to try and scare the hell out of everybody, here's a question, what percentage of state employees fit into those categories??? The state is the "states" largest employer, that should say it all right there.

Posted by THE TRUTH

6:01 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Jamesb,
"You state democrats LOVE taxes and yet I know of no democrat that loves taxes"

Seattle is the birthplace of liberalism,remember the monorail tax, viaduct,Sonics, pick anything that would collect extra taxes from seattle and we have an uprising.

They want others to pay not them.

Tell us how she is going to balance the budget by taking money from our State Nat'l Guard? Or a Big 2.7 billion tax increase?
You do not want to be called names stop being silly.

Posted by AD

6:47 PM, Jul 29, 2008

People talk about the deficit being out of the control of state officers. Well, many economic situations ARE out of the control of government, but government spending is one of the things they DO control.

Our state faced a big deficit stemming from an economic crisis in 2002 and Dino Rossi, as chair of Senate Ways and Means, worked WITH Democrats to balance the budget in a reasonable way, without raising taxes.

Gregoire undid that bipartisanship and, raised multiple taxes and increased the state budget by 31% to reward her political cohorts. Now she's left us with a $2.7 billion (and growing) deficit -- larger than what we faced last time around, when the economic mess was worse.

Posted by John

7:56 PM, Jul 29, 2008

After reviewing her web site I have a good feeling now all is rosy.
I hope everyone looks at her site. I plan on purchasing steel umbrellas and give them to family and friends; Pigs are flying in Washington State.

Posted by Donna

8:20 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Gosh, he's got my vote. Good lookin' guy standing next to a babbling brook explaining that he wants things to be great. Deep. I was similarly moved when George Bush swashbuckled his way to the podium on an aircraft carrier to announce "mission accomplished" in Iraq. I got the same warm glow.

Posted by Had enough

8:57 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Before anyone gets too uppity about what a great budget caretaker Dino would be, I’d note that the current resident of the White House has permanently destroyed any claim Republicans may have ever had to being the party of fiscal responsibility -- as he exits with our country $482 billion in the hole. (Oh, forgot, that‘s not Dino, he’s with the GOP Party). Dino’s not likely to spend less, he’ll just spend differently, kind of like George W. with his war and tax breaks for the wealthy rather than educations and health care for kids.

Posted by jamesb

8:59 PM, Jul 29, 2008

Truth,

I don’t live in Seattle and I don’t get your point. Are you saying the people of Seattle want the rest of the state to pay their taxes?
They passed the monorail three times before they killed it and they are the only ones who paid for it. I know of no special viaduct tax. The last Key Area upgrade wasn’t paid for anyone outside of Seattle unless you paid a tax to a business operating in Seattle. So how have the people in Seattle sought to make others pay?
I’ve seen nothing anywhere suggesting that Gregoire intends to cut National Guard funding. Have you? Do you think we as a state should be picking up the costs to the National Guard associated with Iraq?

There is no excuse for the name calling and it only makes you look silly.

AD,

I wish I could share your faith that Rossi would want to work with democrats. I’m turned away by his association with the BIAW and his continuing to fan the flames of bitterness from the ’04 election. I actually wish the republicans would put up a centrist but alas they do not. Rossi looks and sounds better than Carlson and Craswell but he is not a forthright as the 2000 McCain. How can I have confidence in him to fix anything when his “transportation” plan was smoke and mirrors? An 8 lane 520 bridge, a viaduct tunnel and a widened 405 with no new taxes? Is he just trying to fix the transportation mess or this really about dismantling social programs conservatives don’t like?

Posted by Patrick

5:34 AM, Jul 30, 2008

I saw this ad last night and I was struck by how out of sync Rossi's lips were with the audio. His campaign should ask for their money back.

Posted by Bothsides

5:57 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Reading the "headline" of Postman's blog again, it strikes me as a very biased statement, which I think is unusual for Postman. What "specifics" has CG offered in her first ad? Oh, I forgot, her first ad was an attack on her opponent. How many "specifics" are expected in a 30 second spot?? So Rossi is "avoiding" them because he offered none. Maybe David's PO'd because of the interview he had with Dino a while back.......

Posted by Had enough

7:16 AM, Jul 30, 2008

News flash -- the budget signed by Governor Gregoire next year, or anyone else for that matter, will spend no more than the revenue forecast indicates will be available during the state's two-year budget cycle. Just like the current budget, and the budgets before. The question is who should be trusted to be fair and compassionate in making the hard decisions necessary to get us there. And I'm sorry, but the Republican Party of Ted Stevens, George W., the BIAW and yes, Dino Rossi, is not one that will ever be associated with trust, fairness and compassion.

Posted by One of the Few Adults on this Page

8:21 AM, Jul 30, 2008

To Had enough,

I respect your opinion and your ill-will towards Republicans. But people like yourself must stop confusing every non-liberal as a peron who is a die-hard George Bush fan. I am the first to admit that George Bush has not made the best policy decisions during his office on numerous issues, especially dealing with government spending. That being said, Dino Rossi's record for small businesses and fiscal responsibility should not be slurred together with the questionable decisions and acts made by the Bush administration and certain individuals like Senator Ted Stevens. It's disappointing that numerous individuals on this page cannot base their arguments on facts and records, but must continually resort to blaming the Bush administration in a futile attempt to connect Rossi's personal record various other failed individual records and the current administration. People who know how to fully debate issues know that you have to be able to understand both sides without pointing fingers towards irrelevant third parties.

Posted by R. Travaille

9:00 AM, Jul 30, 2008

The Gov's ad doesn't mention the Taax increases that she accomplished !! Hmmmm I wonder Why she doesn't mention that accomplishment?

Posted by JG

9:04 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Dino's next ad, on the radio:

Ominous music plays in the background. A male voice opens. "When you think the name Christine Gregoire, what name comes to mind? Christine Gregoire recklessly overspent and created massive budget shortfalls. Just like George Bush. She gave her well-connected friends special breaks while stiffing the little guy. Just like George Bush. And now she says everything is hunky-dory. Just like George Bush."

Posted by Goat Owner

9:05 AM, Jul 30, 2008

$1 Billion has already been spent on the viaduct by the democrats and their consultant friends. Not one brick has been placed.

Where is the money?

Where did my gas tax go--didn't Christine tell us that the gas tax is needed to rebuild the viaduct and 520?

Who has my money?

Yes, a deficit is illegal in Washington State, that means that taxes will be raised (excuse me "Fees") to make up the difference.

Dino would cut government jobs and government agencies. That is why state employees unions do not like him. He demands accountability.

Posted by I care for you

9:11 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Granted, Chris is not the smartest politician we had, and she will make some big mistakes like she did last three years. Yes, where in big trouble with an unbalanced budget (future projections). Yes, some think we have cooked the books and allowed some revenue to escape to the tribes. Let’s get real folks where in good shape compared to the Federal Budget. I have seen huge improvements in Transportation, Healthcare, Justics system,
Tracking level 3 sex offenders, giving hope and opportunity to the tribes, lower property taxes, putting money away for the rainy day fund, balancing energy and the environment with little increase at the pump, providing our citizens with a open door policy, allowing our people to increase income without the state getting in the way, huge increases in educations to improve our kids education to achieve higher standards, increased state employment for the better and faster service to our customers, lower the tax structure to increase private business opportunity. How can anyone say we need change when she has changed the way state was run.

Posted by YIKES

9:25 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Aaron & PartiClown--
Do you 2 really believe a 39-year Government Bureaucrat who increased spending $8 BILLION, tries to justify paybacks to Unions & Tribes as "investments" and is unwilling to put forth her plan for addressing the huge projected $2.9 BILLION Deficit is somehow capable of addressing the mess she created without major tax increases??
The chickens have come home to roost.
The vast, vast majority of Washington Businesses have had enough of Gregoire.
Look at the endorsements.
Job-creating, tax-paying businesses & trade groups for Rossi.
Government Workers for Gregoire.

Posted by Change

9:40 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Yikes, well put!

I cannot believe all the people on here who are trying to justify an $8 billion dollar deficit which was accomplished by Gregoire, and Gary Locke and the previous budget committee. I believe investments in education and are some of the best investments we can make for the youth. But we cannot do what has been done for the past 8 years, spending frivolously with no regard for the working class who pay taxes (aside from government workers). When will people wake up and see that money does not grow on trees! It comes from our own pockets and hard work! Politicians of today are elected to represent the people and should start doing so . Plenty of people want change from the wasted time and money, and Dino Rossi has a chance of giving us that. Christine Gregoire has had four years in a failed attempt. People speak of change, lets change!

Posted by jamesb

9:44 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Goat Owner,

You need to read the article again. The article makes a clear distinction between spend and committed funds. It also tells you exactly where “your” money went or is destined to go.

Posted by jamesb

9:50 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Change,

At least get your facts straight. The projected deficit is 2.7 billion, not 8 billion. And, if you want to include the spending for the past 8 years, it would have to include Mr. Rossi’s budget from the last Locke administration.
Just as a side note, the largest increase in spending in recent memory was under the last Republican administration.

Posted by Wiz

9:55 AM, Jul 30, 2008

One of the Few Adults….Very well said. It amazes me how often people like “had enough” try to change the subject by linking a state candidate to GW or Ted from AK. It really isn’t relevant.

Aaron said “Teachers and students cannot afford Rossi”

Care to expound on this statement? Sending more money towards education sounds great, but what do we actually GET for that money? Does all of this money we throw at education actually increase our graduation rates? Are students learning more now?

If I tell my wife I increase our investment in the stock market, it might sound good. But what if I invested all of the money in losing propositions? That is exactly what is happening here.

You say teachers and students cannot afford Rossi. I say I cannot afford to keep increasing my contribution to a program that does not show any correlation between increased input (dollars) and output (learning).

Posted by Work harder JamesB :)

10:27 AM, Jul 30, 2008

JamesB,

Shouldn't you be working right now??? With the rhetoric about what a great job Gregoire is doing...shoulnd't you be working twice as hard to try and pay off all those taxes that are gonna come your way??

Oh, and another thing. You speak to others like they are spouting complete lies. Get your facts straight too. Dino Rossi has neglected to talk about the '04 election on multiple occasions, staying away from the subject altogether. Over the past four years, he has spoken through the foundation he set up about conservative values, written a book about himself, and made a business of investing. During this time, he never once spoke of the suppossed "ill-will" he has towards Gregoire and the suppossed "bitter loss" he suffered.

Posted by NotSo

10:51 AM, Jul 30, 2008

"Tracking level 3 sex offenders, giving hope and opportunity to the tribes, lower property taxes, putting money away for the rainy day fund, balancing energy and the environment with little increase at the pump, providing our citizens with a open door policy, allowing our people to increase income without the state getting in the way, huge increases in educations to improve our kids education to achieve higher standards, increased state employment for the better and faster service to our customers, lower the tax structure to increase private business opportunity. How can anyone say we need change when she has changed the way state was run."


Not true. Other than throw free money at the tribes (see her $1 million grant to the Clearwater Casino ). Her DOC is out of control releasing killers who later end up murdering cops and kids, raising our gas tax so she can piss it down the drain, our property taxes are up to pay for her 33% increase in lazy gov't bureaucrats, our kids can't do math, her own regime projects a $2.7 billion deficit (at last count, it goes up each month) and she has fought to keep the doors to governement closed to the public. She has even signed into law legislation to reward her union buddies that the Seattle Times characterized as "a form of money laundering".

How about HONEST government for a change. Re-elect Rossi.

Posted by jamesb

10:58 AM, Jul 30, 2008

Work Harder Jamesb,

Where did you see me posting Gregoire has done a great job?

As far as Rossi fanning the flames, he could, and should, be denouncing the BIAW billboards about the election being “stolen”. He has the chance to take a higher road and I have not seen him do anything to do so.

Posted by Had enough

12:51 PM, Jul 30, 2008

To one of the few adults,

I can see by your need to label us all as children that my post struck a nerve.

Clearly, party affiliation must mean something, or Dino would not be trying so hard to run from his. At a minimum, it reflects a general set of values that the public can use to evaluate a candidate. And who would more embody those values than the leader of the party, which in the case of Republicans, happens to be the President?

But it's more than that. Like it or not, Dino would carry the expectations of his Party, and all those who unabashedly affiliate with it, into the Governor's mansion. It's the demands of those who would claim responsibility for his victory -- like BIAW or the Christian right -- that perhaps scare me more than he does. And don't suggest for a moment that he would not be compelled to pay attention to them.

Part affiliation is relevant, and the party leadership does say something about the party, regardless of your insistence otherwise.

Posted by LikeThis?

4:07 PM, Jul 30, 2008

"Part affiliation is relevant, and the party leadership does say something about the party, regardless of your insistence otherwise."

Oh, you mean like the leadership of the Democrat Party that received sweetheart loans from Countrywide Financial, the disgraced subprime "Enron" of the mortgage world? And now one of the Democrats, Sen Christopher Dodd (D- CT) has introduced a a $300 billion rescue package for the subprime mortgage industry.

Unlike unsubstantiated liberlas throwing allegations, here is a source for you:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/07/04/chris_dodds_vip_treatment/


Posted by Jim(Hussein)D

12:32 AM, Jul 31, 2008

Bothsides wrote:
"...Forbes ran an article about SEATTLE, big deal..."
You might want to try breaking your habit of commenting on things you haven't bothered to read or understand.
Forbes ran an article on the 50 best cities to do business, not "about Seattle".
The forty-something cities that fell behind us in OVERALL business success have much bigger problems than a few percent difference in taxes and government fees.
Even if restaurant and fast food chains would rather pay less tax here (who wouldn't), they jam Washington state with their franchises because it's a relatively stable, profitable place to do business.
Once again, you invent a victim position before bothering to find out what the facts are.
Just read the damn article before spewing some low-life nonsense about what you IMAGINE it's about.
You might learn something - if that sort of thing is important to you.

Yes,
The #1 reason Boeing gave for moving their corporate offices (only) to Chcago was the horrendous loss of productivity in our ever-worsening traffic mess.
I don't think I need to remind you which party effectively blocked sufficient spending on transportation during the 90's.
They never once mentioned government taxes and fees, and in fact, Chicago is much expensive in that regard.
But at least their employees don't work an 8-hour day PLUS 4 more hours commuting to and from, and their new headquarters is closer to all their new mid-west partners.

NotSo wrote:
"...During this time, he (Rossi) never once spoke of the suppossed "ill-will" he has towards Gregoire and the suppossed "bitter loss" he suffered..."
Yeah... He just has billboards going up complaining that his self-appointed entitlement was "stolen" by Gregoire and her western democrats, and he constantly whines and moans about what a terrible job she's doing while refusing to propose any substantive solution specifics.
Other than that, he thinks Gregoire is just peachy.

John -- where on earth do you get the notion that intravenous drug addicts using needle exchange to avoid Hep-C and narcotic are Gregoire supporters?
The kind of addict who uses that service typically lives on the street.
They probably don't know what state they're in half the time, let alone who the candidates for Governor are.
And you think they're out doorbelling for Gregoire?
Maybe pooling their money to form a PAC for Gregoire?
Sending their left-over money to Gregoire?
I mean....you really think that???

Posted by The Truth

9:27 AM, Jul 31, 2008

Posted by Jim(Hussein)D

"John -- where on earth do you get the notion that intravenous drug addicts using needle exchange to avoid Hep-C and narcotic are Gregoire supporters?
The kind of addict who uses that service typically lives on the street.
They probably don't know what state they're in half the time, let alone who the candidates for Governor are.
And you think they're out doorbelling for Gregoire?
Maybe pooling their money to form a PAC for Gregoire?
Sending their left-over money to Gregoire?
I mean....you really think that???"

Again, JimHD you have a problem reading, Needle exchange program is not a addict ! It is a business be it non- profit it still a businesses that votes to stay in business.

Posted by Jim"Hussein"D

1:38 PM, Jul 31, 2008

John wrote:
"...Again, JimHD you have a problem reading, Needle exchange program is not a addict ! It is a business be it non- profit it still a businesses that votes to stay in business..."

A conventional "business" is operated for profit.
A non-profit is called a "not for profit" or "non-profit".
All needle exchange programs in Washington State are run by Public Health at the State, County and Municipal level, and mostly staffed by volunteers.
They are not businesses for profit or non-profit.
Again - you have no idea what you're talking about.


( "JimHD" I like that - me in high-def! )

Posted by John

3:23 PM, Jul 31, 2008

( "JimHD" I like that - me in high-def! )

You think too highly of yourself, Think again !

Posted by Bothsides

5:47 AM, Aug 04, 2008

JimD, you are a real piece of work, you make up whatever suits your point if view. The FACTS are that the article was about a city, not a STATE. Ask Boeing how long it took to get permits for a new plant.

Posted by John

5:58 PM, Aug 04, 2008

You’re my favorite liberal JIMD. Both personalities have shown me why my party will win in 2008 and why America needs to stand up against liberalism.

You cannot hide under the name Jamesb Mr. Jimd, I only wish you could go National with your intriguing thoughtless mind process of many words but nothing to really say. In fact BHO must be your mentor, you have so little to say on anything that your posts are meaningless when it comes to substance. I have never been a racist and find your accusations laughable.

I do not want to cause other posters trouble on this blog everyone knows what your real motives are on this blog now, so I will not be posting here any longer as you true colors have been reveled.

As I said before I am your worst nightmare as you have proven in your hits on me, which brings a smile thank you.

I expect what ticked you off today was this…

http://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Cheers,
John

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