Schadenfreude

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Re: Schadenfreude

Postby mrak » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:53 am

MeatStick wrote:
Average Joe wrote:...I invite Ned, Tol and Woe to participate in a conversation of American unity and how we heal this nation... Are you guys up for that?


Cue in a gust of wind, the odd tumbleweed rolling past....

Fade into night with a soft lullaby of crickets in concert with the gentle sobs of a broken man.

Suddenly, a gunshot pierces the silence. The cricket's song eventually returns, but the sobbing does not.

Jeez, I sure hope they don't all commit suicide!

(Just kidding.)

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Re: Schedenfreud

Postby butters » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:51 am

Average Joe wrote:It just keeps getting better and better. Republican Senator Ted Stevens has been found guilty on all seven counts of corruption. Add another Senate seat to the Democratic column.
:lol:

You would think. But the Alaska voters don't seem to mind, which is too bad because it reflects poorly on their state. Now the Senate will have to deal with his corrupt ass.

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Re: Schedenfreud

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:36 pm

butters wrote:
Average Joe wrote:It just keeps getting better and better. Republican Senator Ted Stevens has been found guilty on all seven counts of corruption. Add another Senate seat to the Democratic column.
:lol:

You would think. But the Alaska voters don't seem to mind, which is too bad because it reflects poorly on their state. Now the Senate will have to deal with his corrupt ass.

If the Senate kicks him out, then Palin get to choose his replacement for the next couple years. Maybe she'll appoint herself.

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Re: Schedenfreud

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:02 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:If the Senate kicks him out, then Palin get to choose his replacement for the next couple years. Maybe she'll appoint herself.

Common misconception. After Papa Murkowski appointed his own daughter to the Senate, the AK legislature removed that power from the office of the Governor. Mid-term Senate vacancies now go to special election.

Not that she couldn't run, but I suspect not even she would win such a race.

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Re: Schedenfreud

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:49 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:If the Senate kicks him out, then Palin get to choose his replacement for the next couple years. Maybe she'll appoint herself.

Common misconception. After Papa Murkowski appointed his own daughter to the Senate, the AK legislature removed that power from the office of the Governor. Mid-term Senate vacancies now go to special election.

Not that she couldn't run, but I suspect not even she would win such a race.

CNN just ran a report that said she might be able to appoint herself, but added the caveat that such an appointment would probably end up being decided by the Alaskan Supreme Court.

Here is the Daily Kos take on the matter. As it states, even if a special election is called, Palin could appoint an interim U.S. senator, presumably herself.

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Re: Schedenfreud

Postby butters » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:18 pm

Henry Vilas wrote: As it states, even if a special election is called, Palin could appoint an interim U.S. senator, presumably herself.

First, someone will have to explain to her what a senator actually does before she can appoint anybody. So there's still a lot of time.

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Re: Schadenfreude

Postby SombreroFallout » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:28 am

Mm, John McCain and Schadenfreude in the same thread = too good to pass up. Gaze upon the good Senator's triumphant mug as he emerges from the David Petraeus' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Benghazi, in which he learned that Pres. Obama's Adminstration spokespersons didn't reveal everything they knew so as to protect ongoing intel and counterterror operations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... iDMm5FEaWw


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