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Posted by: Helen Philpot | October 15, 2008

Some mothers eat their young…

You know, for a mother who has a son in Iraq, Sarah Palin doesn’t at all seem interested in bringing that war to an end.  I’ve got a couple of great nephews.  One of them is currently in the military.  The other one works for a bank.   I hope the one with a bank gets to keep his job.  I hope the one in the military gets to come home.  Think about it.

Now all of you get off this web page blog and go watch the debates.  If they don’t put me to sleep, I’ll write something tonight.

One more thing before I go, I don’t know who Stephanie Miller is, but thank you for mentioning me on the radio.  Do we get your show here in Austin?

Thanks for stopping by…

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  1. Life in Baghdad. I found this article interesting.
    Palin says we are about to win this war: really

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7706872.stm

    I would not want my family members living there under those conditions.

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  2. Hi ladies. I just love, love, LOVE your blog. Have a question for you and your readers. How in the world do you handle conservative friends who send you stupid EMails about how they have to vote Republican because of their Christian beliefs. It’s true, my friends are Christian and conservative, so they come up with all the biblical stuff that is supposed to be proof positive that McCain/Palin are Christians and Obama is not since he is pro-choice. I want to tell them so badly…you aren’t voting conservative because you’re Christian, you’re voting conservative because you have always voted conservative, WILL always vote conservative, and no one asked or cares how you vote in the first place! They sent the same Christian garbage out when the shrub was running for President, and as we all know he has not done one Christian thing since he’s been in office. They obviously do not care about the 4,000 plus lives that have been lost in Iraq, or the ones that will follow, but yet they are crying over fetuses which apparently seem to have more rights than adults. They truly feel that anyone who votes against McCain is obviously going straight to hell. I resent this tremendously. I need a nice short, to the point answer. Suggestions please?

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  3. Inflation…Joe six pack is Joe 3 pak, Joe the plumber NOT, and now Joe Jobless

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  4. OMG! You are hilarious! Me (age 55 Nov.12) and my 73 year old Mom feel exactly the same way as you do! I’ve sent your blog all over the net! You girls rock!

    Cheryl in San Antonio

    Do you know I read an article today that 25% of Texans believe Obama is a Muslim? That must be the 25% that cursed us with electing Gov. asshole Perry huh?

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  5. I’m in Austin as well. Great town. Not nearly American enough though 😉

    I’ve been saying since that horrible woman was nominated that her running the country is like someone nominating our mayor as VP. It’s just awful.

    You’re rants remind me of my Mom, and that’s a very good thing. I’ve been missing her this election and wanting to hear what she would have said to everything. Thank you.

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  6. I am living in fear, Helen. I’m shaking in fear right now that racism will win out and Palin and McCain could come out on top using lies and innuendo to trick Americans who use their emotions rather than brains to vote. These are Americans who still want Joe Six Pack who is just like them to be president instead of somebody smarter and more elite than them. I can’t even barely comment of this line of thought because it gets me too upset. I love your blog because you say it all more eloquently for us. Just keep saying it please…please…
    We need people to listen. Time is too short.

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  7. OMG! You live in Austin. I am not surprised. Fellow Texan here in Houston.

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  8. Sorry, it is sad that she has snowed so many.

    I get all riled up and can’t type.

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  9. Matthew

    I really hope you said that to get some responses. How can you say Palin’s fine character. Have you read nothing about her. She fires people at will because she doesn’t like them. She makes rape vicitims pay for their own lab kits for evidence. She allows people at her rallys to chant murderous and hateful things. The list can go on and on.

    I challenge you to name 3 things that show that she is such a great leader.

    Have you not watched any of her interviews? She is a dithering moron who can’t answer a straight question. Her entire (affected) speech is full of buzzwords and cliches to the point that so many are just sick of it. I thought that there would never be anyone that I couldn’t listen to more than Bush, but I found there is. Sarah Palin.

    It is said that she has snowed so many with eloquent words. But when they are all put together and you analyze what she said, there is nothing of substance there.

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  10. Please cooperate?? oh…my.

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  11. I think that whenever we speak of Sarah Palin, it should be with reverence and awe at her fine character and remarkable abilities. We should speak of her great leadership qualities and we should be as respectful as we possibly can. If we haven’t got anything good to say, we shouldn’t say anything.

    I say this because I want the Republicans to run Sarah Palin for President in 2012. And 2016 and 2020, if possible.

    Please cooperate.

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  12. I went by Chris in recent posts but I guess I’ll go by Christine since there are so many Chris’. Aaaanyway, just want to say that Trish and Diana are hilarious. I love the sarcasm. I actually laughed out loud. The bottom line is that the supporters of the republican party have become so narrow minded that it ‘s frightening. I have voted republican before because of the candidate not the party. And no I never voted for Bush. (hell, no) But the reference to the Klan is not too far off the mark. I was going to say Nazi’s but same difference. These die hards come across completely intolerant of any person or opinion that differs from them. Wow. They scare me. I find a couple things scary about Barack too but the fanatical attitudes of the new republicans give me no option but to vote for Obama.

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  13. I was actually snoozing during the last debate (although I was trying to stay somewhat tuned in). I came out of my stupor in an uproar when I heard McCain confusing a child who has Down’s with others who have autism. As a mother of a 24 yr old with autism and a professional in the field of children’s mental health I know that: 1. There is no comparison of these disorders. 2. Sarah Palin has not even begun to know what it is like to be an advocate of a disabled child. Her child is only a few months old. She has no basis of experience in dealing with disabilities for her own child or anyone’s child. She is clueless.

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  14. I have grandson Marine Sargent in Iraq..I want him home unlike Pallin who forced her son to join because of his Problems..she wants to make a man out of him…Yikes

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  15. Thanks for your kind words, Michelle and Laura!! (I pop on here as either Diana or D, depending if I’ve logged onto my wordpress account or not.)

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  16. Hi Chris! I’m still fired up as a matter of fact. When she smacks her stained lips and talks her special needs talk I actually throw up in my mouth. Gross.

    And YUP, somewhere (I’ll look for it later for you, time constraints today) I read a whole detailed article of how the DS baby could not possibly be hers. even though ‘older’ mom’s have a higher instance of having a DS baby, I also know a teen mom of one, that I helped get on her feet and taught her about advocating her childs needs. So, yes, it is possible. The article gave very, very compelling evidence. One was her stomach didn’t grow. She may be mid sized, but we all know you’d have to be of large girth to hide a baby. There are more points of course, I will post the article later. Very compelling indeed.

    I think all the parents of special needs kids need to form an Anti-Palin group. Something like “Parents of Special Needs Kids Against Palin”. That oughtta rattle some cages, eh?

    OOOOOOOOOOOBAAAAAAAAMAAAAAAAAA 2008!

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  17. A great song about Sarah Palin

    Margaret and Helen, Thank You Ladies!

    Vote Obama

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  18. quoted from Diana:
    “(Please note: I think I puked in my mouth a little when I typed out the hero part.)”

    Nice touch, Diana. About spit my water all over my keyboard but I still loved it!

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  19. Helen, you ROCK!!
    Diana, you rock too, and Carol is an idiot…but what do you expect from people who support a party that has no problem with a local Republican Party leader at a McCain/Palin rally actually waving around a toy monkey with an Obama bumper sticker wrapped around its head!!!!! You Republicans must be so proud of yourselves…NOT!!! And then McCain had the sheer nerve to expect Obama to apologize for the well-deserved scorn heaped upon his head by the leaders of his own party!? Wise up!! No one gives a crap about Ayars, they care about the economy…and frankly the fact that Republican Rallies are starting to resemble Klan meetings is something that should be of concern to all of us right now! Is that the element that the Republican Party wants to encourage? Because if it is, then I have a problem with that, as should ALL right-minded people! Why don’t all you hate-mongers just GROW UP!!! He’s black, get over it, because a new day is coming…as it should be.

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  20. Sarah Palin said she loved being in PRO-American areas of our country (like New Hampshire which according to her, is part of the Northwest!!) What an idiot!
    She knows there are ANTI-American areas. She should know – they’re right back home in Alaska – in the “Secede from the U.S” Party, that Toddy belonged to for seven years and Sarah has supported. She even taped a speech for the AIP convention earlier this year, before she got plucked for McNut’s VP!! Google “AIP”

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  21. I talked to a young man that just got back from Iraq and he was bothered that there was negative sentiment about Iraq. He went on for more training after his leave. 2 months later, another young man came back severely wounded. His mind was fine but he could not use his arms. legs or even talk. Machines kept him alive. He was asked if he wanted to live his life in a condition which would not change. He was married. He chose to take away the machines and died quietly surrounded by those who loved him. The high school that he attended held a ceremony for him. It was packed. Starting wars for oil has a heavy cost.

    We are still looking for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Bin Laden though.

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  22. Oh Nikki I so agree with you. My question is, are we so sure that baby isn’t really her daughter’s?

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  23. Hi Helen! I’m baaaack!! I wanted to add to this post the fact that SP is running around pretending to be the champion for special needs children. HELLO? Who in the hell is this pathetic woman trying to fool here? Sorry if I sound unsympathetic, but how exactly does she know what issues she will be facing when her baby (actually, I heard it was really Bristol’s baby, go figure, and she’s preggo AGAIN???) is only a few months old?

    My middle son is a special needs child. He is the light and love of my life, and he does not need a clueless woman like Failin’ going to ‘fight’ for his rights, when she clearly has no clue yet what those even are!

    I tell ya Helen, it’s a direct slap in the face to any parent of special needs children. Right now, Sarah is the ‘fun’ baby stage, she hasn’t even had a small taste yet of what’s in store. All she knows is she has a baby with down’s, that’s it. So how exactly does this qualify her as a advocate for children with special needs?

    How many IEP’s has she sat through in tears with wary teachers? How many specialists has she been to, and almost lost her job as a single mom over missing too much work? Has she lost her medical insurance for her family and had to fight tooth and nail for services? Has she sat up every night for the past 13 years worried about her child growing up to be a functional adult? Has she had to make ‘the plans’ for his special care in the event of her eventual demise? Has she cried tears of anger when the playground bully kicks dirt in her kids face and calls him atrocious names? All the while, the bully’s ‘parents’ sit and watch and do NOTHING? I say, what does she know of it yet? NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Right now, she’s still coming to terms with the fact, yet has not gone through anything special needs parents are unfortunatly bound to go through. How can she call herself a champion of special needs kids?

    I’m telling you, this has me really fired up, and if I came face to face with this ‘woman’ I would tell her exactly what to expect. The simple fact is, she will probably NEVER experience ANY of these things. At least to a modest degree that is. Why? Because she will have nanny’s, reliable healthcare, private schools, and her God knows what else! It is insulting is what it is. She knows nothing!! INSULTING.

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  24. I agree with your thoughts. at this point I think her son has become more of a walking campaign add than a son who is in harms way and who she would like to see home. I wonder how other Mother’s feel about this.
    I mean she should be proud of her son but shouldn’t she be one of the people fighting to get this war to end?

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  25. Well, Helen, I’m 55 years old and I have been trying to clean up my language a bit, but now that I have read some of your blog entries and the response I think I will just let ‘er rip. I don’t want to forget how to call a spade a spade and a bitch a bitch when I get to be 80!

    You go girl! I can hardly wait for your next entry.

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  26. Amen sister, amen to that!

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  27. Thanks Maddie.
    I’m happy to find a blog with many like-minded people. It’s refreshing!!! So, I’ll continue to comment away on here, as long as Margaret and Helen allow me to.
    I do have a website, which you can access by clicking on my name. I write under just my first initial over there. However, I promise it’s still me!

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  28. Diana, your comments are hilarious! Keep em coming, girl! Also, I did not know you were in the Navy (the complete fighting force and champion of the US Constitution!!!) (Yea, where did that come from???!!!! I should mention my former boss – Capt., USNR – after a while, things rub off!) – anyway, God bless you for your brave and selfless service to this Nation.

    Now….Palin is a role model for women???? Huh???? Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot!!!!!! 🙂

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  29. Hi Helen. I just discovered your blogs! You have made my day. I love your words. Keep on writing! Best wishes from a fellow texan.

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  30. Good morning from Lake Tahoe CA, Helen!!

    Before I go to sleep I thought I’d let you know your blog is at 317,000 hits exactly as I type this..it is 2:16am here. You’ve gotten over 20,000 hits since I first found your blog about 4 or 5 hours ago.

    My mother died a year ago on the 21st of October.

    She would LOVE YOU! I wish I could call her & share you..

    God bless you & thank you for the honesty and the belly laughs.
    xox

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  31. You should call Stephanie Miller’s show. Or have her call you for an interview. It’s good stuff. You guys are about the same age too;)

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  32. Basheert- no worries. I know I didn’t make it clear, if one had not read Carol’s comment, which made me compose my response. So, to alleviate any misunderstanding, my comments were not to be taken seriously.

    As an aside, I was in Sierra Vista (AZ) for six months of training (while I was in the military) back in ’99. The anniversary of the Navy occurred during my stay, which meant that all 30 of us sailors on post attended the Navy Day Ball. An invitation was sent to Sen. McCain to be the Guest of Honor that evening and he had accepted the offer. However, a few weeks prior to the ball, he cancelled.
    Let’s just say that, although I was not very aware of him politically, as I am now, I did not care for him, as a person.

    Jump forward three years: I separated from the military and joined the world of the working stiff. In addition, I enrolled in college and began my path of working towards a degree in Political Science. (Still not done… again, working stiff by day with no Sugar Daddy in my life.) Through my studies, formally and informally, I have always looked at candidates, on both sides of the fence. From this, I can say that I have not voted a straight ticket. I vote for candidates (even on local level) based upon who matches up with my ideological beliefs.

    Although, Sen. McCain showed his ass to 30 sailors 9 years ago, I gave him an opportunity, by researching his voting record, back to when he served in the House of Reps. Even by putting my personal feelings towards the man to the side, I still have come to the conclusion that he is not the right man for the job. Also, through observation, I find that he has resorted to making statements at campaign stops, in interviews, and in debates, such as last night, with the idea of spreading ignorance and scaring Americans into voting for him, instead of focusing on the issues. Perhaps it works for the Carols of this world. However, I’d like to believe that through the bullshit and through my own experience, I still am enough of an independent thinker (and voter), to have given him an opportunity to prove himself.

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  33. Diana – apologies…I realize you were kidding! Sorry!

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  34. Diana – re: your comment about checking citizenship. Many people in our area (Arizona) have GREEN CARDS – they are not citizens but can work legally in this country. They are currently being hounded and harrassed by a psycho sheriff who has been sued numerous times for deaths in our local hoosegow….the most recent one captured on videotape.
    Legal aliens are allowed to work – also, if you call a service company, THEY are responsible for validating citizenship, i.e. house cleaning, landscaping. It is not up to us to hound and harass people and have them prove citizenship.
    That’s what the “E-verify” program is all about.

    You really must relax more … your anger and fear are clouding your judgment.

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  35. Hi Helen – I also heard Stephanie Miller laughing hysterically about your blog – and I totally agree with everything you say.

    Stephanie Miller is the daughter of the gentleman who ran for Vice President with Barry Goldwater. She’s hilarious….please give her a listen!

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  36. Hi Helen. .. read your current posts – right on!! I can’t believe you’re here in Austin.. didn’t realize that I guess.

    I’m in North Austin myself – wouldn’t live anywhere else. 😉 I love it!!!

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  37. Helen, I heard about you on Stephanie Miller too, you are my new hero and I want to be just like you when I grow up! I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s skin crawls when I see her dragging those poor kids around at all hours of the night. I guess what the point of having them if you can’t use them as props, right Caribou Barbie?

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  38. You are censoring John McCain’s comments, ladies.
    That’s quite cheap, don’t you think?
    I see no difference betwen you and the rednecks.

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  39. Diana —

    Hilarious comeback to Carol on the non-citizen plumber issue.

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  40. My goodness one mention on the radio and you get all these readers? What will you do with all that power?

    Gov. Palin seems to have an iceberg for a heart.

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  41. We LOVE your blog. And we listen to Stephanie Miller every weekday from 9am-12pm. It’s great!

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  42. @ Diana: LoL! cute response
    @Carol: I’ve followed the controversy about your comments throughout this blog. I agreed with one person, who asked that we treat each other with respect. I agreed that you have the right to voice and explain your political views. Now that I have repeatedly encountered your hateful and sarcastic remarks, I can’t help but post this comment. I’ve come to the conclusion, that you must be a pretty narrow minded and unhappy person, who enjoys to LASH OUT at other people in order to somehow make yourself feel better. I’ll ignore your kind and intelligent entries from now on. Non-citizens -no voting rights- can work legally in the US. If the plumber has a business in the US, pays taxes, spends his money to buy goods, etc… then he supports the US economy. So does Diane, if she hires him. Where did YOUR family immigrate from and why did you leave your racist tribal cave now????

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  43. Helen, I just found your blog and love it! My nephew leaves for Afghanistan in a few weeks and my family is very worried for his safety. I agree that any mother in her right mind would want her son or daughter home safe rather than fighting a war without reason. Thanks for speaking up!

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  44. Helen, I learned about your blog from the Stephanie Miller Program also and I am so glad that I did. I agree with your position on McAngry lastnight, I actually thought that he may be restraining himself from puching Senator Obama, It made for a very interesting evening. I bet my husband 10 dollars that he would slap him, I lost but it was close!!!!

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  45. Carol-
    Normally I have a policy of asking for proof of citizenship prior to allowing contractors to come in my home. Whenever I find out that they are not citizens, I take their picture and report them to the FBI since that means that they must be terrorists. However, I was so distracted by my number one hero, Sen. McCain’s diatribe about “Joe the Plumber” that he slipped through my invisible border. I was sure to call the FBI’s hotline providing a description of the plumber so that there will be one less terrorist out there. I take comfort in knowing that in a small way, I am supporting the American economy by beaconing the service of a plumber who had to drive to my house in his gas-guzzling van. Thusly, he had had to purchase more gas because of my appointment. Oh…I should also throw in my personal mantra of the past month and a half… *clears the throat* “DRILL BABY DRILL”

    I hope my sins can be forgiven.

    (Please note: I think I puked in my mouth a little when I typed out the hero part.)

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  46. Helen, you rocked my world tonight. You are my SHE-RO.

    Even in Alabama, many of us are smart enough to know when we are being handed a plate of bullshit by McCain/Palin. Keep on speaking the truth as you see it!

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  47. Helen you’re great – and you’re right, some mothers do eat their young. While proclaiming their good “family values”. I didn’t hear about you on the radio, a friend emailed me a link to your page. I’ve passed that on. A lot of people are with you! Even in Fort Worth, TX.

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  48. “Blind ambition!” That’s what’s wrong with her.

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  49. Some mothers eat their young and others shamelessly exploit them to further their political ambitions. Sarah Palin’s obvious disregard for the physical and/or emotional well-being of her children proves there is something fundamentally wrong with this woman.

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  50. Geez, you ladies are so totally cool. Today I heard Stephanie give you a shout out and I hit the deck to find you. It wasn’t hard…today Stephanie Miller, tomorrow Oprah!!! I love your blog. It’s awesome and so are you. Tomorrow, 10/16, I’ll be 64 and you’re making me feel like I can, indeed, help to change the world. Thank you, Ladies, for your wisdom and your frankness. You are most certainly a part of this great intergeneration change that is taking place in nanosecond speed. God bless you, Margaret and Helen, you are true patriots and New Age pioneers.

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  51. Gee Diana, do ya think he would vote for Obama BECAUSE he is not a citizen and BO will give him all kinds of free stuff???? And what are you doing with a non-citizen working in your home anyway???? Supporting the American economy?

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  52. McCain came off like an angry old fart in some instances and in others, he came off like he was on the school yard and “Barack took my ride on the swing and I’m gonna go tell cause he won’t aplogize”.

    We do not need that type of attitude running this country. We need an adult.

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  53. I meant to say, “I also heard about YOUR blog on the Stephanie Miller Show.” My Grandmother told me that when you make a mistake, fess up to it or it will get you in the ass!

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  54. Yes, I also heard about you blog on “The Stephanie Miller Show.” Stephanie is the youngest daughter of Congressman William Miller who was Barry Goldwater’s running mate for the 1964 Presidential Election. You should call her show tomorrow or Friday. I believe her phone number is 1-800-783-7412 (they advertise it as “1-800-STEPH-1-2” but I always get confused when I try to spell and dial at the same time).

    Keep up the good work!

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  55. How can you even bring yourself to glorify Palin? Even that’s enough to realize who is the one with the “bad judgment.”

    And how come so many people say McCain did well? It’s mindblowing the nonsense he talked about and the frustrated and desparate way he delivered that nonsense… Thank God for this blog.

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  56. Funny thing… with the whole “Joe the Plumber” deal. During the debate, I had a plumber in my house searching for a leak. His name was not Joe, nor is he a citizen. However, he did say that if his name were Joe, he would still vote for Obama. Other than that, I was disappointed to not see McCain wander around the stage like a lost puppy as he had done after the last debate.

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  57. Vote against equal pay for equal work, say that Sarah Palin speaks for all women and then that women should not have a choice over what happens to their body…

    They are saying McCain did well! What has this country become if what he said tonight actually makes people want to support them? I am so relieved that the debates are over and now we just need to make sure our votes are counted and we get Obama started on the repairs.

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  58. And no amount of fake smiles can make you a likeable guy or right on issues. And what was that tongue out of mouth moment in the end? I’m sorry bit you’re looking and sounding more like a clown every day.

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  59. Palin is NOT my “role model” Mr. McCain! I take it as a huge insult.

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  60. To Nancy…the Fruitcake lady was feisty like Helen, ’tis true; but very much unlike Helen was a conservative with common sense.

    To Kat…the military has always been an option for young men (and women) who are not college-bound. It has been a wonderful opportunity for our son who has done 2 tours in Iraq. Too many people in our country fail to realize just how important finishing the job in Iraq is to our future security. Our enemies are just biding their time, knowing that our soft society has no stomach for a long, tedious war and if we elect B. O. we will play right into their hands. Iraq is a politically and strategically important stronghold for our country and we MUST not leave until the job is done.

    As for Stephanie Miller, I actually played softball with her back in Lockport, NY. She is certifiable and always has been. If she is your primary source of political information, then your knowledge is sorely lacking. Her wonderful father must be rolling over in his grave on a daily basis.

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  61. Thank you, ladies, for the refreshing ideas. I love reading your blog, and have started forwarding the URL to all my friends and loved ones. I am looking forward to your assessment of tonight’s debate. (To me McCain just came off as ornery and classless.)

    Oh for the record, I also heard about you on Stephanie Miller. I think you’d enjoy her show.

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  62. Okay, I watched part of the debate. Am I the only one who heard McCain say, “Palin is a breast of fresh air…er, breathe of fresh air?” Was I hallucinating, or is my hearing going in my old age?

    Looking forward to your take on it. It will be the first time I have seen the debate BEFORE I read your blog.

    You do know you have a new career, yes? You need to be a columnist for the New York Times, or Salon.com or ??

    This blog is just too small for you, despite your growing popularity. Everyone I have sent the link to (and there have been dozens) have sent it on to even more dozens.

    I’d rather have Helen from Texas hit the national stage than Palin from Alaska, any day.
    bigsurkate

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  63. I spoke with a US Marine yesterday that was on his way to Kuwait and then to Iraq (I work at an airport). His leave was over and he was returning to do his job…to train the Iraqis. He mentioned that he wasn’t liked very much over there and had to watch his back because of his job. That led to a discussion about contractors and then to the cost of this war. This marine told me that there are contractors in Iraq that are being paid $130,000 a year to watch the Iraqis clean toilets. That’s the guys job! To WATCH someone clean shit off of a toilet. Another contractor, being paid over $130,000 a year to write down the plate numbers that are on trucks that need fuel. They don’t even pump the fuel, all they do is write a number down! This blew my mind. US Military personnel are paid FAR less while they are putting their lives on the line and its ridiculous that this has been accepted for so long. I admit that I’m naive, but I’m making every effort to change that. I’m ready for change.

    I’m interested to hear what you thought about the debate. I felt that Obama was continuously attacked and I didn’t like McCain’s smug attitude. All McCain did was kiss a lot of Christian a**.

    Can’t wait to find out what you think…!

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  64. Absolutely cannot wait to read what you think about the debates. My 82 yr old mother is anti-McCain to her toenails. I sure hope this all goes well for Obama.. : )

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  65. Of course Palin isn’t worried about her son coming home alive, he’s unofficial Party royalty now and will be taken care of. If only they could all be so lucky!

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  66. helen – you are in austin? ok, i’m a recent convert and didn’t realize that. i’m in austin too. woMAN do i wish there were a way to get a group of helenites together. this world needs some firing up!

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  67. I too heard of your blog on Stephanie Miller and you are now on my favorites!

    Keep up the great work!

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  68. here’s another idea. if, like me, you are too crippled to canvas & too mean to work the phones, bring the workers food. they love it! most of these are young people & some are far from home. doesn’t have to be fancy, just a warm meal.

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  69. Ladies, you have a new fan here. LOVE your blog, your wisdom, your words. Keep it up!

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  70. Helen,

    Started reading your blog when you called Sarah Palin a bitch. Hope you don’t mind, but I sent Dave Letterman your website and suggested his show get in touch with you. You speak the truth and add humor. You remind me of Ann Richards, John Henry Faulk and Molly Ivins.

    By the way, was the picture on your website taken on the Battleship Texas near Baytown?

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  71. Considering McCain’s obvious decline during the stresses of the election, he won’t LAST 4 years in office.

    Sweet little Miss Moosemeat wants to waltz into a tastefully-decorated mansion (courtesy Madame McCain) and put her lugged boot prints on every white-washed wall. Sarah and her cronies will make Andrew Jackson’s inauguration look like a dainty, proper tea party and the “First Dude” will park his bike – and everything else – in the oval office!

    Isn’t it obvious why Palin couldn’t care less about ending the war? She doesn’t want her drug-doper son messing up HER good times in the White House!

    Think about it: can you see the Secret Service being sent out to D.C. street corners for a nightly drug pick up for the First Son?!

    It was the military or time (in jail) for that little reject from the Alaska-first party. (She would have sent her “abstinence-only” daughter too, but the military doesn’t want 2-fer deals these days.)

    Pity the military wouldn’t take Sarah, but there is that little oath thing about serving one’s country instead of one’s self. The loyalty oath is completely out the window, too. She is “Palin first, Alaska second, then everyone else… THEN McCain.”

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  72. Hi Ladies !

    I agree with Judy …. I heard about your site on Stephanies show today … she’s great !

    And so are you … love your call it like it is attitude !

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  73. This group of republicans has the most amazing sense of “selective understanding” I’ve ever perceived.

    Keep bringing your insight and clarity.

    Somehow, I don’t think this one will be the snoozer the last one was.

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  74. Helen, you give me HOPE!!!

    Listen to Stephanie Miller if you can, you will love her!!

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  75. Hi Helen,
    Thanks for doing your part to make our country a better place. Your words are gold.

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  76. Helen – I’ll be back later to see your thoughts on the debate, can’t wait to get your take on it. I’m sure it will be sharp, hilarious and honest as all your other posts.

    Also, for what it’s worth, I heard about your site from a fellow rock climber on a rock climbing forum. He’d posted a link to your site and that’s how I found you. I promptly sent the link to your site to just about everyone I know.

    Rock on Helen! I’ll check back later.

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  77. Mrs. Margaret and Helen,

    I write to you here tonight because I laughed at how funny your comments are and then cried at how right they are.

    Tonight is my first visit here and this is my first reply here. I may not have anything else to say on here but I just wanted you to know that I’m now officially a follower of your blog.

    I’ll be back, most definately. However, I have my own political aspirations in a quite technological savvy town. So, therefore, I won’t be leaving my name or email because, as you know, anything and everything can be used as a political attack.

    Keep up the good work and the good fight for the average American, despite their age or political affiliation.

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  78. Oh Helen, you are my girl!

    I was turned on to your blog from a email forwarded to me last week. I have been checking in everyday to see what you have to say and I LOVE IT!

    Keep it up and I’ll be checkin in tomorrow!

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  79. We’re warming up for the debate, Helen. We have eaten dinner, we have drinks standing by. I have made my new Obama paper doll. We have…ta da!… bundt cake!

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  80. Okay, I want to know how I ended up with rigid grandmothers who lack(ed) spunk. Can you adopt me as a grandchild? No need to send money or support. I am adult. I just want to have a no-bullshit grandma!!!

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  81. you are awesome! please keep writing, it’s the highlight of my day sometimes. i’m going to miss the debate tonight so i hope you eventually write something about it. the phillies/dodgers game is tonight, and seeing as i’m from philly i’m a bit tied up when the debate comes on. god bless you and your family!

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  82. Ah, a fellow sister who also swears like a sailor! How refreshing.

    Love your blog and your point of view. And a thousand million thank-yous for fearlessly expressing your views on the importance of being pro-choice. Scary to think of how far some would go to send us back to the dark ages on that.

    Come November, let’s all send Boris and Natasha back to their respective lairs so we can get to work cleaning up the Bush-shit mess!

    Hugs from the Pacific Northwest

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  83. Helen —

    You are all that I would like to be. Straight shooting and not giving a flip.

    I love you. I mean it.

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  84. I love what you have to say about McCain and Palin. I agree whole-heartedly! I’ve always been a diehard Democrat, but nevertheless I am appalled that McCain thought SHE could swing us women voters. Give me a break, I have a few more brain cells than that.
    You are a great roll model, and I love your spunk…keep on bloggin’
    Melissa

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  85. Hi Helen,
    I don’t get to watch the funnies tonight—a family thing going on, but please let me know how it was. You are such a crack up, I hope you love your new-found fame. When a wise woman talks, the world listens……we are all listening.

    Thanks for the insights,
    Your friend,
    Karen

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  86. I am a grey haired, native Texan who recently moved to another state. I didn’t meet many like you while I lived in Texas 62 years. It’s great to know another “mature” Texan has my views.
    I also heard you on Stephanie Miller. I am in Texas now working Hurricane Ike castrophe but have already voted for Obama. Maybe my vote will really count for the first time since I no longer live in Texas.
    You are a hoot!!

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  87. Thank you for your words. You are a true inspiration, and, as many others have said, I want to be just like you when I grow up. Except I hope my scooter will have jet packs… 🙂

    you rock. now I’ll get off the blog and tune the TV for the debates, and I can’t wait to get your take on them tomorrow.

    Have a great evening.

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  88. FINALLY A REPLACEMENT FOR JAY LENO’S FRUITCAKE LADY WHO PASSED LAST YEAR. IT GOOD TO HEAR THE TRUTH FROM HELEN.. VOTE OBAMA O8

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  89. You are my new hero!

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  90. I absolutely love your blog. Old ladies don’t get to be old ladies for no reason. Thank you for the wisdom. I heard about you on the Stephanie Miller radio show.

    Shirley

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  91. Helen, Helen, Helen… you are the incarnate of my dearly departed Grandmother-in-Law Lila, whom I miss dreadfully. I too was shifted your direction by Her Highness Stephanie Miller, my morning drive muse, and I am really grateful for your viewpoint, humor, honesty and potty mouth. We are all here for you, will visit you often, and will send you warm fuzzies via the ethernet. Keep up the solid real-world postings, and know that you are a Jedi Master. THANX!!!!

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  92. I heard you on Stephanie Miller as well and could not wait to get home from work and read your blog, I love it!

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  93. I think I heard about you from Mudflats — you are the voice of reason, a breath of fresh air. Keep up the great work.

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  94. Helen,
    If my grandmother could have met you, you would have been friends. I look forward to hearing more from you, and Margaret too. Your insight is always important to future generations. Please, keep up the good work!

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  95. My father was in Viet Nam when I was born and my mother told me she was really disturbed by the “make the sacrifices count” argument for continuing that war. As she put it, losing her younger brothers wouldn’t make the loss of a husband any easier to bear. (As it happens, Dad made it out safely and my parents are currently in their 39th year of marriage.) There can be real reasons for putting our young people in harm’s way, but there is NO reason to not try and take them out as soon as possible. Wanting to bring troops home IS supporting them.

    Again, thank you for sharing your wisdom. You have no idea how much I enjoy your blog and the perspective I gain from it.

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  96. Keep up the great work — just love your take on the situation!

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  97. Another word for wolves is “native dogs”. Does it help to put Palin in perspective to consider that she enjoys nothing better than getting in an airplane and shooting native dogs?

    Anyhow, I seriously think McCain is showing intermittent signs of dementia — that explains the weird wandering, the erratic behavior, the mood shifts and just generally losing it. Sad perhaps, but despite Regan and Bush Jr, not a qualification for presidency.

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  98. Helen — From all the Dems out here in Nevada: WE LOVE YOU!

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  99. A GREAT site. Heard about you on 538.com-so I guess you’ve hit the big time!

    Keep it up!

    And yes, Sarah’s a bitch.

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  100. Helen, you’re great! All those of you out there who agree with her, I hope you’re listening closely to her message:

    WE NEED TO ACT! NOW!

    Obama needs our help. He needs volunteers going door to door, calling undecided voters, in swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida.

    Please don’t sit on your couch thinking there are plenty of others out doing what needs to be done. If this election is as important to you as you say, are you willing to leave it to chance?

    Besides, doing important work feels great! Knowing that because of you Donna in Ohio now understands the issues and where the candidates stand on them, and now believes in Obama herself? Or that Kenny in Philly who works 2 jobs has now found a way to make it to the polls early Nov. 4…because of YOU. Wow! Evaporates that pre-election anxiety knot instantly.

    Even if you only have an hour here or there, you can sign up to help on Obama’s phone bank. Just go to BarackObama.com and click on “Neighbor to Neighbor” to get started.

    Now please excuse me, I have to go sign up to go to Philly this Saturday.

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  101. I enjoy your writing, and keep up the good work.
    I wish your great nephews the best in health and safety.

    Palin knows geography. She says that New Hampshire is in the great Northwest. OOOkkkk

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  102. Dear Helen, may you live forever and I never die.
    Your words sound like they came out of my mouth. I love your journalism. Keep it coming.
    God Bless you. You are tellin’ it like it is.

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  103. You’re a celebrity! I appreciate the post about her not being concerned about the war ending. I thought that she was a bit selfish when I saw her carrying the baby all over the place at 11 o’clock at night. Good work on the blog!

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  104. That’s how I heard about you. Today she read your blog about Sarah being a bitch. You’ll love listening to her. She’s right up your alley.

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  105. Stephanie Miller is the best, that’s how I found your blog, which is terrific by the way. I can’t wait to read what you have to say about the debate tonight.

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  106. Stephanie Miller’s show can be heard from 9-noon here -http://www.stephaniemiller.com/listenlive.php
    also from 8-9 am and 11 pm to midnite here – http://rationalbroadcasting.com/index.php/Rational-Radio-Programming-Schedule.html with Windows Media Player.

    I thought you were from Austin!

    Jody in Austin

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