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2.22.2008

I Am An Island


The Star Telegram is on it.

(Thanks emailer)

Edit: I can't wait to find out how much King has spent on those WBAP ads because I hear them a krillion times a day. But one (two?) sentences in it has me confused. It says either:
(1) "A former police officer, he's stood up against illegal immigration."
(2) "A former police officer. He's stood up against illegal immigration."
Did he fight illegal immigration as a cop? Or as a state rep?

29 comments:

mzchief said...

Can you HONESTLY blame people for NOT wanting to be anywhere near a political leper like Phil King?

Anonymous said...

And probably all attending wrote letters to the Mess.

browserdog said...

The reception was for CONSTITUENTS and none of them are headquartered in Decatur. Possibly a couple of Embarq managers showed up. Very different from the fete' in Houston where his regulated industry lobbyists brought in their checkbooks.

Anonymous said...

"against illegal immigration" The new political "buzz phrase" used whether the politician has any clue or the authority to do anything about it.

Anonymous said...

What a misfire from his supporters. The Messenger said it was "an Appreciation" Event hosted by Embarq. I guess not many appreciate him. Somebody better start writing more LTE's.

Jarhead said...

Hey, did you hear that Hillary Clinton's campaign spent $95,000 at a deli in Iowa? Damn.

At $10.00/head, that would feed 9,500 people for lunch!

Didn't really work out for her in Iowa, did it?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the low turnout sent him AND his supporters a message.

Anonymous said...

Were any drugs or alcohol involved?

Anonymous said...

Go away JarHead, Your way off point here.

Phil King is the Rat in the soup and salad here.

The Devil said...

Vote for Pedro!!! He won't stand you up!

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, if that is you in the little photo, it is pretty obvious it hasn't worked out for you either.

Bulldog said...

I for one have had my fill of Phil.

Jarhead said...

Sorry 12:32,

I forgot that it was incorrect to stray from the topics on this blog and I'm embarrassed to be the first one to have done it "in the history of ever."

I also forgot that you, in all of your anonymous wisdom had become the official blog moderator. I was going to "go away" but now I think I'll stay out of spite. If you don't like what I say, then 1) don't read my posts, or 2) waste your time replying for them.

How's that for off topic there, anonymous smart guy??

Anonymous said...

Ha! It reminds me of the time I went to a Craig "Furniture" Estes political rally. The only reason I went was because I knew the band who was hired to play. I certainly wasn't going to vote for him. It was DESOLATE....EMPTY...a great screeching echo resounded through the meeting hall whenever a folding chair was moved. Only the local Repug Party Chair and minions attended, and they were all geezers, all fifteen of 'em.

They asked the band to turn the sound down after the first song, and then requested "Silver Wings".

Needless to say, the band got paid a fair amount, didn't have to play but about 30 minutes, and there was a shiateload of barbeque, beans, tater salad and coleslaw that was left uneaten.

What a waste. I hope the same thing happened at Phil's soiree.

mzchief said...

To Jarhead @ 1:54...

*OTFLOLHysterically*

Sounds as though you are a wee tired of suffering fools. Moving can indeed wear on your last nerve.

Anonymous said...

1:58 - really?

Surely, since that was a Republican gathering with a band, did they do any old gospel hymns?

Anonymous said...

Well, stories get changed in the soup of political promotion. Maybe the real story was that as a cop he beat up an illegal alien.

Double Fake Internet Po-lice said...

MzCreep, are you saying jarlid is having to move out of his McMansion because he lost his job as a result of wasting everyone's time with his paltry blogspot and blabberings on this website?

Poor jarlid.

Anonymous said...

They opened with an ACDC cover, "Beating Around the Bush", 2:18PM, and after being asked to turn down, they did "Silver Wings" by request, and finished with some Waylon and Willie stuff, including "A Couple More Years" and "Silent Partners".

As they were packing up, the geezers got in a little circle, held hands and sang their own gospel hymns.

The band was just glad they had a signed contract, and got paid cash after playing those long, painful 30 minutes.

Jarhead said...

Damn, if you think the house I'm moving out of is a "McMansion," then you must live in a trailer!

My car is bigger than my house! Well the one I'm moving out of anyway... jealous much?

Oh, and no one's forcing you to read my blog, so if you don't like it, exercise your right to ignore it! I fully support your right to do so!

Anonymous said...

3:08 - are you serious about the joining hands thing and singing, or?

I had heard once that King brought his Bible to one of the Republican women meetings.

Surely THAT isn't so.

Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Why do I feel like Jarhead and Forehead are going to be getting married someday.

Anonymous said...

3:49PM, since I was there, you can trust me, but don't believe EVERYTHING you read on the Internet, especially if it comes from the likes of jarhead.

I cannot assure you that all the geezers were actually holding hands all that time, although they did arrange their folding chairs in a circle, and I did see a great many of them holding hands.

It was creepy, and they did sing some old gospel hymnals.

I heard "Onward Christian Soldier" as I was leaving, and that was after they sang "How Great Thou Art". I was pretty near running out of the place by that time.

Anonymous said...

4:22 - surely you jest......

There is a time and place for everything. A political meeting turned gospel sing is just......

...sick.

And it burns me up when Democrats and Republicans go into churches to laud.........themselves.

Anonymous said...

I was furious the night (at a wedding reception) Phil King bragged to me how much he had done to improve public education and raise teacher's salaries. He knew I was an educator. However, when I started complaining about "No Child Left Behind" he didn't have a clue what I was talking about. He just gave me the "deer in the headlights" look.

Anonymous said...

Where are all the King letter writers? Were they at this meeting? Do any of them realize how uninformed they appear in their blind support of this troglodyte aberration?

Anonymous said...

8:13 - priceless about the "deer in the headlight" look.

He is a typical "duh" in the real world politician.

Vote Joe Tison!

Anonymous said...

9:10 - so true. What galls me about King is that he "touts" his "conservative values", etc.

Some folks think ALL that means is attending church, quoting from the Bible and homeschooling.

All of that is great, but it can sure as heck be a smokescreen so folks think a candidate is adhering to what they consider "values".....while all the time ripping us all off. What is "valuable" about that?

Blind loyalty is utter stupidity.

Vote Tison.

Anonymous said...

Poster Boy King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiaZ8kAfJ-M