New MA PollWatch Page, New HI Senator

Very slow in the polling world right now, but I did take some time to set up a new page to watch the polling for the expected special election in Massachusetts once John Kerry is confirmed as the new Secretary of State. Only a couple of polls so far, but with many polling organizations located in the northeast, I expected a flurry of polls once the candidates start becoming more known. You can click the Massachusetts tab up above.

We have the newest US Senator from Hawaii and it turns out to be 40-year old Brian Schatz, who is currently Hawaii Lieutenant Governor. Seeing that he is only 40, he has the potential of being there for quite a while like his predecessor. In fact, his hardest test may be in a Democratic primary when he runs for the seat as I am sure there are plenty of Democrats who were just waiting for Inouye to leave the US Senate. To see how he has fared in the past, I looked up Schatz’s electoral record. In 2010, Schatz ran and won the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor in Hawaii, but only took 34.8% of the statewide Democratic vote.

Brian Schatz 34.8%
Robert Bunda 19.2%
Norman Sakamoto 18.5%
Gary L. Hooser 9.5%
Lyla B. Berg 8.4%
Jon Riki Karamatsu 2.8%
Steve Hirakami 1.1%

In 2006, he actually lost a bid for the US Congress for the second congressional district and only received 7% of the Democratic vote. Ironically, he was behind the same woman who he was picked over for the US Senate, current Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, who finished in second place that year in that particular race. Sometimes losing works out better in the end….

It will probably be slow until the New Year around here, but I will chime in if something strikes me as interesting….

Posted by Dave at 1:20 pm
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195 Responses to “New MA PollWatch Page, New HI Senator”

  1. The Committie to Oppose the re-election Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    First a*sholes!

  2. lisab FOR HEAD WAITRESS says:

    I’ll sign that petition!

  3. Bitterlaw says:

    Instead of starting a firm to counter PPP, why not just hire PPP? Discuss.

  4. Bitterlaw says:

    I welcome the angry opposition. it means that jason and I must be doing something right.

  5. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bitter don’t mind the haters. Last polling I saw showed you have been a popular Governor thus far.

  6. Bitterlaw says:

    Senator El Patron, my message has always been clear to the Moderate Party and this new group – Suck it.

  7. terry says:

    The Asians that dominate Hawaii politics view those seats has theres Shantz will be primaried.

  8. Schat appointment is racist.

  9. The Committie to Oppose the re-election Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    It is too tiny to suck!

  10. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “It is too tiny to suck!”

    and you would know this how?

  11. lisab FOR HEAD WAITRESS says:

    “Instead of starting a firm to counter PPP, why not just hire PPP? Discuss.”

    As if this comment needed to be copied from the previous thread. Stopping the last thread D E A D in its tracks was not enough for this out-of-control Governor of ours!

  12. lisab FOR HEAD WAITRESS says:

    “It is too tiny to suck!”

    The HEAD WAITRESS would never say that!

  13. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    The Committie to Oppose the re-election Gov. Bitterlaw says:
    December 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    It is too tiny to suck!

    -How does that get past the filter?

  14. Bitterlaw says:

    The filter is not to be understood. It is to be obeyed.

  15. JulStol says:

    “Instead of starting a firm to counter PPP, why not just hire PPP? Discuss.”

    Because PPP will only serve Democrat clientel.

    When I was exploring a run for state house, I attempted to procure their services.

  16. SoHope says:

    Concerning “suckability”, are we to assume that if it was a little bigger then you would oblige?

  17. The Committie to Oppose the re-election Gov. Bitterlaw says:

    Concerning “suckability”, are we to assume that if it was a little bigger then you would oblige?

    Comment by SoHope — December 27, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Only if Bitter were to agree to resign first.

  18. Bitterlaw says:

    18 – NO DEAL.

  19. Emerica says:

    The Supreme Court has already gotten away with banning most guns in this country but I do not think they supercede the constitution. I also don’t think the senate has a right to ban more.

    Each branch has their own right to constitutional interpretation.

    This is yet another reason we needed Ron Paul as the GOP nominee not another democrat party-lite candidate.

  20. NYCmike (Bronxie), Scooby-Doo fan says:

    “we needed Ron Paul as the GOP nominee”

    -If it wasn’t for those pesky kids from ALL 50 STATES, I would have succeeded!

  21. JulStol says:

    “The Supreme Court has already gotten away with banning most guns in this country”

    Excuse me? Short of artillery or full auto weapons, you can buy any gun you want.

  22. NYCmike (Bronxie), Scooby-Doo fan says:

    Emerica/Bunu/Person who says the same thing over and over again,

    My nephew had been pushing Ron Paul up until he went to a meeting with all Ron Paul supporters. The next day, he told me that it felt like a cult meeting. You are turning people off, more than you are turning them on, to your GOD.

  23. Emerica says:

    Paul would have allowed the right to bear arms. He was quite clear on that on that unlike the other candidates.

  24. Bitterlaw says:

    The Supreme Court has already gotten away with banning most guns in this country

    Please provide the case name and citation of the Supreme Court cases. I also want the concurring and dissenting opinions.

  25. JulStol says:

    “Paul would have allowed the right to bear arms. He was quite clear on that on that unlike the other candidates.”

    Are you out of your gorram mind?

    The only “anti gun” candidate was the one we nominated…he was less anti gun than the one that America elected.

  26. Bitterlaw says:

    Has anybody else noticed that Bunu is playing with new talking points? I don’t recall a word out of Ron Paul in the 283 primary debates about guns but now Bunu has Ron Paul waving a rifle and telling us he will only give up his gun when you pry it from his cold, dead hands.

  27. Emerica says:

    Point is every existing gun law or court ruling is essentially unconstitutional.

  28. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    ” clear on that on that ”

    -I hope that is cleared up!

  29. Emerica says:

    # 28

    Did u hear his speeches in Iowa?

    I posted them many many times.

    He meant what he was saying and his supporters were agreeing.

  30. Bitterlaw says:

    The Supreme Court has already gotten away with banning most guns in this country

    Point is every existing gun law or court ruling is essentially unconstitutional.

    Translation: Bunu just got called out (again) as a liar and won’t even provide a single case that supports his absurd statement.

  31. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “I posted them many many times.”

    -I’ll repeat myself, like you usually do: You are turning people off, more than you are turning them on, to your GOD.

  32. Bitterlaw says:

    The only Ron Paul speeches I listened to were dozens of his concession speeches after each primary and caucus.

  33. JulStol says:

    “Did u hear his speeches in Iowa?

    I posted them many many times.”

    You answered your own question

  34. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    #35 – see #33, no need to repeat my sentiments.

  35. JulStol says:


    The beatings must continue til Emerica wises up, therefore repetition is ok and to be encouraged.

    Not unlike the pain that must continue until America wises up and stops electing statist Phucknutz.

    Think of it as political rendition.

  36. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Jul”kick them while they are down”Stol

    -I like it!

  37. JulStol says:

    Emerica needs to understand that I support Rand because he appears to lack Ron’s crazier views.

    I support the use of drones in the Global War on Terror.

    I support the military killing and torturing citizens of other nations to prevent the death of more Americans.

    I support Israel. Period.

    I want Iran turned to glass. I don’t care how many non Americans die in the process.

    “That’s how dad did it. That’s how America does it, and it’s worked out pretty well so far.”- Tony Stark

  38. Bitterlaw says:

    It’s a dangerous road, Jul. First you like Rand Paul. Then you go to a meeting. Then you picket the Fed with your new friends. Before you know it, you are posting links from DailyPaul and listening to Alex Jones. Turn back before it is too late.

  39. SoHope says:

    Foreign based on a quote from a fictional comic book character….hmm

    What is batman’s stance on gay marriage?

    what does superman think about shutting down Thule AFB?

  40. SoHope says:

    I mean foreign policy

  41. Hulk says:

    Me endorse Bitterlaw.

  42. Michael says:

    At Belk Bowl
    Duke vs. Cincy

    Pulling for Cincy

  43. Bitterlaw says:

    What is batman’s stance on gay marriage?

    Due to his questionable relationship with his ward, Dick Grayson, Batman has always refused to comment upon the issue. It would raise uncomfortable questions.

  44. Bitterlaw says:

    Duke plays football?

  45. Wonder Woman says:

    Bitterlaw cares about our issues and he wears sweaters, drinks red wine and listens to showtunes on his car radio. I strongly support his reelection

  46. Wonder Woman says:

    dook plays pop warner maybe

  47. Bitterlaw says:

    I Marvel at the support. Zing!

  48. Michael says:

    Duke fans in masses here. So is cincy.

    I and my dad wearing PSU, saw on Iowa fan

  49. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    I and my dad

  50. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Went to Comic Con this year, I am not sure if I look for my leaders to follow Iron Man into battle, just because his daddy did also.

  51. JulStol says:

    Hey, I’m a dues paying member of the PA Republican Liberty Caucus, support ending the FED, and returning to sound money policy. I enjoy Alex Jones whenever he’s a guest on Coast. He’s still a racist anti Semite, so, I hope he burns in Hell.

  52. AuH2ORepublican says:

    Ed Markey has been in the House for what, 100 years? Has such a senior Representative ever won a Senate election? BTW,

    I think Scott Brown can beat Ed Markey in a special election held in June.

  53. AuH2ORepublican says:

    #54, left this out:

    BTW, there’s no way that Markey would accept an appointment as Senator prior to the special election, since he would be out of work if he lost the election and he hasn’t worked in the private sector since before Kennedy was shot.

  54. Tulipomania says:

    He’s married to a Jewish woman.

  55. Tim says:

    Why is Bunu still promoting Ron Paul?

    Please, Bunu, look up the word “retired” in the dictionary.

  56. Tulipomania says:


    Ya, Rand Paul will not be 1/20th the president Ron would have been but we run with what we got. And he’s by far the best in the field at this point. Electing Ron would have been end game for the liberals in my opinion.

  57. Tim says:

    Not very well, no.

  58. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    He’s still a racist anti Semite, so, I hope he burns in Hell.

    He’s married to a Jewish woman.

    -Whenever I read about people who are supposed to be anti-semitic, which I believe means that they don’t like Jewish people and would like to see them gone from Earth, the statements those people have made have to do strictly with the NATION of Israel. And I think that there is a difference between a hatred/dislike of a nation, as opposed to a hatred of a person just because of their religious preference.

    Call me crazy, but sometimes I wonder if throwing around all these libelous charges makes one numb to real racism.

  59. Bitterlaw says:

    Why does Bunu want Israel destroyed? Ron Paul certainly does.

  60. Tim says:

    Neither Liberalism or Conservatism is going away. Both philosophies are strongly engrained in our politics, in this Country.

  61. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – Bunu is scum of the arth. He is a Holocaust denier and has rpeatedly said Israel does not have a right to defend itself.

  62. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Tim says:
    December 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    Not very well, no.

    -But, of course while there are a thousand other colleges NOT playing in any bowl games this year, I’ll chalk this up to another one of those “things that my forefathers said were true can never be proven otherwise” of the Working Man’s BESTEST FRIEND, OLD TIM!

  63. Tulipomania says:

    #64 Liar. I never said any of that

  64. Tim says:

    Bunu has repeatedly trashed the state of Israel, on here, NYC. We have all argued about that with him.

    I just wonder why the Paul supporters don’t like the only ally we have in the Middle East. Reminds me of the John Birch Society.

  65. Bitterlaw says:

    You claimed that a few hundred thousand Jews died in the Holocaust (not killed but died). DOes Israel have a right to exist or not, Bunu?

  66. Tim says:

    I’m a Tech fan. I’ve seen many Duke football games.

    The whole ACC is down badly, right now. It ain’t just Duke.

    Now, basketball? The ACC does play some of that.

  67. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


    The quotes were about Alex Jones, of whom I do not know very much about. Bunu has definitely not answered questions about the Holocaust in a way that I would have, so I can’t defend him on that.
    But I also never heard either Ron Paul or Rand Paul call for the destruction of Israel.

  68. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim – Paulbots hate Israel because it is a democracy and ally of the US. They hate democracy but it is a system that is smart enough t never elect Ron Paul.

  69. Tulipomania says:

    Liar i did not. I said about a million died in Germany, which was exactly true.

  70. Tulipomania says:

    And no government has a “right” to exist. I’ve been clear on this.

    Sam principle of why I oppose Capital punishment in the US. Government does not have the “right” to kill anyone.

  71. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – the Paulbots want the Palestinians to launch missile attacks on Israel without condemnation. They oppose any action by the Israeli military to defend itself.

  72. Tulipomania says:

    I see Bibi’s central campaign theme is now pledging more land theft trying to outflank the extreme right in that country.

  73. Bitterlaw says:

    How many were killed outside of Germany by the Germans? The Germans were obsessed by record keeping. The number is pretty well documented.

    On your other word game, does Israel have a right to defend itself against Hamas and other nations or not?

  74. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


    I am not here to defend Paulbots. I am simply saying I have never heard either Ron Paul or Rand Paul call for the destruction of Israel. I have heard both of them speak about cutting off ALL foreign aid, but that in itself can not be construed as anti-semitic or anti-Israel, in my humble opinion.

  75. Tulipomania says:

    Around 6 million…see wikipedia for yourself.

    Also I consider Hamas part of Israel essentially that is being denied voting rights.

  76. Tulipomania says:

    The people living in Gaza and the West bank are essentially part of Israel in that sense.

  77. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Tulipomania says:
    December 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    I see Bibi’s central campaign theme is now pledging more land theft trying to outflank the extreme right in that country.

    -Flower kook,
    The Israelis should take over as much land as they can. They should never have agreed to give up any of the land they had won after these pigs attacked their country.

  78. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Tulipomania says:
    December 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    The people living in Gaza and the West bank are essentially part of Israel in that sense.

    -They could have their own country, if they would only stop trying to destroy Israel. Hamas is a group of people who have vowed to KILL jews and Americans, why would you defend them?

  79. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – ROn Paul has called for Iran to be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. He is opposed to all aid to Israel and, as far as I know, has never condemned a single attack against that country. If he wants a nuclear Iran (a nation that has pledged to destroy Israel) then he essentially wants I srael destroyed because that is what Iran will do with its nukes.

  80. Bitterlaw says:

    The Palestinians don’t want their own country because they are incapable of running a nation, They want to steal Israel’s assets because they can not succeed on their own with 7th century ideas.

  81. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Yes, I am embarrassed.

    Mr. Wissing,
    Is there any way for me to delete some of my comments?

  82. Tim says:

    The United Nations, every President since Harry Truman, (on Israel) and the nine justices of the Supreme Court (on capital punishment) don’t see it your way, I’m afraid.

    I think I’ll stick with all of them.

  83. Bitterlaw says:

    NYC – Don’t be embarassed. Just do what Bunu does. If anybody ever brings up something you posted, deny it. If they copy and paste it, change the subject.

  84. Tim says:

    Hey, don’t worry about it, Mike. You’re doing fine. Keep it up.

  85. Tim says:

    And, why do I continually waste posts on here trying to reason with Bunu? I should know better, by now. Geez……

  86. Corey says:

    The survival of the State of Israel, as a Jewish state has to be considered completely on par with the survival of the Jewish religion and it’s people everywhere in the world.

    What has happened to the Jewish people throughout all of history should make it clear why the survival of Israel is so important.

    And RIP General Schwarzkopf.

  87. Corey says:

    What I am trying to say is that people who oppose or dismiss the security and survival of Israel as a Jewish state, including the role America plays in that, may not believe they are personally anti-Semitic or even anti-Israel, but even if that is not their intent, that is the latent result of their position.

  88. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


    Unfortunately, most of the people I know who are Jewish are big supporters of Obama, and could care less about the state of Israel.

  89. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Tim says:
    December 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Hey, don’t worry about it, Mike. You’re doing fine. Keep it up.

    -Thanks, I think.

  90. Corey says:

    92. Well you (sorta) know me and know that not everyone thinks that way.

  91. Tulipomania says:

    Zionists like to say that opposing Zionism means anti-semitism.

    AKA you have to support\do what they want. Of course that is untrue.

  92. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    NYC – Don’t be embarassed.

    -Catholic guilt will get me every time. I could not deny something, if I know I had said it earlier. I would be too scared of someone going back and finding it.

  93. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Corey says:
    December 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    92. Well you (sorta) know me and know that not everyone thinks that way.

    -That is so. Cheers!

  94. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Ok, I am out. Good night, HHR-lifers! Until tomorrow, adieu!

  95. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


  96. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


  97. Tulipomania says:

    Max Blumenthal’s blog covers Palestinian conflicts.

    That’s the best go to blog for opinions\coverage of the region.

  98. Bitterlaw says:

    When non-Jews use the term “Zionism” they usually are anti-Semites. Discuss.

  99. Bitterlaw says:

    Bunu – When Hamas fires rockets at Jewish apartment buildings inside Israel, does Israel have the right to retaliate against military targets?

  100. Bitterlaw says:


  101. Walt, HHR Senator says:

    I do not like Hamas.

    I also do not like Tofu.

  102. JulStol says:

    I’ve been to Israel. I’ve seen how beautifully the Israelis preserve the Holy Land.

    The IslamoFacists besmirch and defile all they conquer. When the Palestinian people elected Hamas, they lost their legitimacy as a nation.

    Israel should do whatever it must to prevent Palestinian ascendency.

  103. Walt, HHR Senator says:

    The other night watched the movie “Night at the Museum” where all the museum displays come to life at night.

    Guess which animal stole the keys of the night watchman?
    That’s right, the friggin’ monkey!

  104. Michael says:


    Cincy 48 Duke 34

    I was pulling for Cincy, don’t let the score deceive you. Duke lead 31-27 with 8 to play, and then Cincy scored and then Duke got a field goal. Goal had 1:20 to go and was on the Cincy 5 when they fumbled and Cincy took control getting an 83 yard Touchdown and another touchdown at the very end from a Duke interception.

  105. Moderate Party says:

    The Moderate Party does not oppose Gov. Bitterlaw at this present time. The Gov. has been doing an okay job, however, he still needs to rid this blog of the infamous Bunu.

  106. Michael says:


  107. Michael says:

    Bunu, you are a ass. I have taken a genocide holocaust class in HS, for you to say only 1,000,000 Jews died is insulting, disgusting, and wrong. Over 6 million died.

    Are you also going to say that Stalin never killed anyone too?

  108. Michael says:

    Goodnight again

  109. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    On our future Secretary of State:

    “Senator Kerry has a record of weakness that gives me no confidence in his ability to fight and win the War on Terror.”

    – General H. Norman Schwarzkopf (1934-2012)

  110. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    ” Just do what Bunu does. If anybody ever brings up something you posted, deny it. If they copy and paste it, change the subject.”

    Bunu = Robbie?

  111. Scott says:

    #102- Bitter
    Agree that Bunu and his aliases are anti-Semites.
    Why does Dave allow Bunu to post on HHR? Would he allow a racist to post on this site? Permitting such anti-Semitic garbage on HHR just diminishes the importance and fun of HHR and is the reason I did NOT vote for HHR to win the Mobby(?) Award.

  112. Bitterlaw says:

    Scott – My greatest challenge as Governor has been the continued presence of Bunu. I have no banning authority. I can only remind people that he is hate-filled scum.

  113. Brandon says:

    Plenty of racists have posted on this site without being banned.

  114. Scott says:

    #117- Brandon
    Name names,please. Thank You.

  115. Scott says:

    #116- Bitter
    I know that you do not have such banning authority,but I figure that you have a “red-line” to the God of this site, Mr. Wissing.

  116. Bitterlaw says:

    The Wizard of Hog has still not recognized my election. A crisis may be brewing.

  117. Scott says:

    #120- Bitter
    Time to dust-off the old assault rifle. A coup against God will be very intense!

  118. Scott says:

    Will we have 2012 Year-End Awards? If so,here is the first one:
    Dumb and Dumber Award
    Tie between Todd Akin and the Missouri Senate GOP primary voters who bast their ballots for him
    His noted expertise in “illegitimate rape” and a woman’s internal defenses against it were just too sophisticated for 99.75% of the populace.
    When asked why he lost by 14% to the despicable Clair McCaskill, Akin said
    that,”he has yet to figure that out”.
    Akin’s stupidity and selfishness set back the pro-Life cause by 10 years and affected two or three other Senate races lost by the Republicans.
    If you decide to have a “Knuckle-Dragger Category”, Akin gets my vote,too!

  119. Bitterlaw says:

    I reject all discussion of a coup.

  120. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “I reject all discussion of a coup.”

    I 2nd that

  121. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    “#117- Brandon
    Name names,please. Thank You.”

    can’t speak for who Brandon has in mind but we all remember mr. “watch and learn, I will reveal who I am” azguy and how he “knows people”. let’s not forget Robbie and his horrible nicknaming skills. and while not a racists, lisab is a prime example of bigotry and hatred towards a group of people.

  122. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Gallup: NRA has National 54% favorable

    BayernFan hardest hit

  123. Ted O says:

    What we have to look forward to with Obamacare…

    Germany accused of ‘deporting’ its elderly: Rising numbers moved to Asia and Eastern Europe because…

    Rising numbers of Germany’s elderly and sick are being sent overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Critics have described the situation as ‘inhumane deportation’.

  124. JulStol says:

    Damn Bitter’s warnings!
    Damn his lies!

    He shall see the people rise!!!

    (Or, something like that)

  125. JulStol says:

    Actually, Bitter, I’m curious to see what you think of Les Miserables.

    Particularly Jean ValJackman and Russell Javert.

    The chick who plays Eponine is smokin hot.

  126. Bitterlaw says:

    I will probably see it this weekend, Jul. From the clips I have seen, it seems that they focused more on the acting within the song rather than just having great voices. The reviews said Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman were great and Russel Crowe is not a singer.*

    *Yeah. Just make this gayest post of the day.

  127. Tgca says:

    I knew Bitter liked sweaters and red wine but I did not know about the show tunes. That’s just wrong!

  128. Mr.Vito says:

    Mr. Bitterlaw is the first gay HHR Governor…

  129. Bitterlaw says:

    I will not be defamed like this. I do not own a sweater. I do not drink wine. Show tunes? I admit to it. Here are the stations programmed on my car radio (satellite):

    Hits 1
    Highway (country)
    BBC News
    Pulse (songs from 2000 to today)
    Classic Vinyl (70s rock)
    E Street Radio (Springsteen for my wife)
    Disney Radio (for my daughter)
    The Bridge (60s and 70s – you can never get enough Gordon Lightfoot)

  130. JulStol says:


    I saw it twice already.

    Hugh Jackman was AWFUL. Far worse voice than Russel Crowe who I thought gave a shockingly strong performance.

    The casting job for Enjolras and Marius was abysmal.

    Hathaway, whom I normally dislike, sparkled and was possibly the best Fontine ever (and I don’t much care for the role of Fontine…sort of a plot device. Not as much as Cosette but, still.)

    Amanda Seyfried was wonderful. She done the LV proud 🙂

    The kids playing Gavroche, Eponine, and Grantere were awesome.

  131. Bitterlaw says:

    Was Amanda Seyfried better in this movie or Jennifer’s Body (where she kills a possessed Megan Fox and becomes a demon herself)?

  132. W. PA Observer says:


    How was Sasha Baron Cohen? Thought that an interesting casting choice.

    Russell Crowe leads a band in Australia and (from what I’ve heard)is actually a pretty good singer- not surprised there that he was strong.

    I was curious on Hugh Jackman, he was very good in The Boy from Oz on Broadway, and even made Oklahoma! ‘s revival bearable. Him as Jean Valjean seems kind of off though.

  133. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    @136 Holy Crap, someone actually saw that?

  134. Bitterlaw says:

    Senator – I would watch Megan Fox read from a phone book for 2 hours if she was dressed scantily.

  135. JulStol says:


    She was hotter in Jennifer’s body. She was very good in Les Miserables (no matter what Melissa Clouthier says).

    W. PA Observer,

    In my ever-so-humble opinion, Sacha phoned it in. He was giggle-worthy funny, though. I like Tenardier to be a little more menacing than the way he played it.

    Helena Carter was an excellent Madame Tenardier. She phoned it in a bit too, but she’s so psychotic anyway that it completely worked.

    Also, she’s hot.

  136. Bitterlaw says:

    Helena Carter is hot? On this planet?

  137. JulStol says:


    I have a thing for Bellatrix. Just go with it.

  138. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    Bitter I think shes pretty hot, in a crazy chick sort of way

  139. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “I have a thing for Bellatrix. Just go with it.”

    The internet is a wonderful place.

  140. JulStol says:


    Also, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)…yum.

  141. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


    I have not seen all of the movies yet, so I am not that familiar with Luna. But, with a name like Lovegood, how could you go wrong?

  142. DW says:

    Just my weekly check in. Happy New Year fellow conservatives, may you prosper this year, and may Democrats and those who voted for Obama suffer financial misery in the year to come.

  143. Scott says:

    Second 2012 Year-End Award:

    The Cowardly Lion Award
    To SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts

    Voted with the SCOTUS liberal bloc to declare ObamaCare constitutional after first siding with the conservative bloc to overturn the legislation.
    He set himself up as a super-legislature of one by re-writing ObamaCare’s individual mandate as a “tax”.

    Reports claim that Roberts was more concerned about the Court’s so-called reputation than ObamaCare’s adherence to the Constitution.

  144. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


  145. HHR Senator AuthorLMendez, El Patron says:

    speaking of Luna Jul, when I was REALLY into the Potter series and the 5th book came out I actually wanted Harry and her to end up love interests. I thought they kinda fit together in some ways but Rowling gave us the boring G-H path (name hidden for NYC’s benefit). just an opinion.

  146. Bitterlaw says:

    I don’t see it with that Luna chick at all. People like what they like. If Jul likes her, she must have a rap sheet. Zing!

  147. JulStol says:


    I had Hermione and Harry married by book 2.

  148. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    No worries, Senator. I have heard enough whispers and rumors to know who ends up with whom. Hermione and Harry was too obvious, plus I figured they got along too well to ever get married. Although, you know Harry used his Invisibility Cloak for some sight-seeing (wink-wink).

  149. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Luna would be fun as a girl you go and visit, but not to hang with on a steady basis.

  150. JulStol says:

    “not to hang with on a steady basis.”

    Pretty, loyal, weird (a trait I value/require)…

    No, she could wave my wand any time.

    Hermione is WAY too good for Ron. He’s a moron.

  151. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Hermione is WAY too good for Ron. He’s a moron.

    -Ron had her one move before “Checkmate”. He showed his “sorcerer’s stones” before Harry got his!

  152. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “No, she could wave my wand any time.”

    -It must have been fun being a teenager during the early Potter years. Lots of spells unhooking bras and such.

  153. Bitterlaw says:

    Is Lisab ok? I thought she would blast the nerd convention/Pottergest.

  154. Bitterlaw says:

    I checked again? Luna/evanna lynch looks like a muppet.

  155. JulStol says:


    To each their own. I was never a huge fan of barbie doll types. I’ve had a few, though God alone knows how.

    Give me the quiet girl in the corner with some odd quirks and weird highlights any day of the week.

  156. JulStol says:

    “Is Lisab ok? I thought she would blast the nerd convention/Pottergest.”

    She’s probably nailing her rich-ish husband.

    …While we spend the day talking Potter/Musicals.

  157. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “She’s probably nailing……”

    -I could see her supervising the Good Friday scene.

  158. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    Good night to all, heading home!

    Fare thee well!

  159. Ron Burgundy says:

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all at HHR!

  160. Bitterlaw says:

    This place is more dead than all the Jews that Bunu doesn’t believe were murdered by the Nazis.

  161. Walt, HHR Senator says:

    This place is deader than a roach convention after a Raid attack.

  162. Michael says:

    Walt, its deader than that

  163. Tim says:

    I’ll liven the place up. I’m drunk.

  164. Tim says:

    Where has TimV been, lately? I miss him, when he’s not here. He’s a good guy.

  165. lisab says:

    dying, lung cancer

  166. Michael says:

    I think former Congressman Djou will run for Lt. governor in 2014. Once he finishes his first term he will run in the open governors race,has a good shot then because of the Abercombie anger will be overflowing then

  167. Michael says:

    Lisab! Hello

  168. Michael says:

    Lisab, which HHR blogger could you pin this video to?

  169. Walt, HHR Senator says:

    Why is it so dead here?

    Several posibilities:

    1. everyone out returning Christmas gifts
    or at the stores to take advantage of post Christmas sales

    2. eveyone busy making final preparations for U.S. going over fiscal cliff

    3. Dave W. has reved up his infamous filter (named Phil the Filter) to actually prevent innane post that are off topic or offensive.

    4. people exhaused from watching all the football games.
    T’was an interesting Rutgers-VA Tech football game.

    Both teams playing very good defensively for most of the game.

  170. Michael says:

    Walt, exact opposite when I saw Cincy play Duke. Both lacked defense in the 48-34 shoot-out

  171. jason says:

    I am glad Ron Burgundy is still alive. I hope he predicts a loss for the GOP in 2014.

  172. jason says:

    Yeah, I am worried TimV is not posting. After years of accusing me of being anti-Christian (before a truce was called) I was hoping he would read some of the exchanges with lisab and conclude that isn’t the case.

    In any case here is wishing TimV a peaceful and healthy 2013.

  173. jason says:

    Walt, the reason its dead here is probably because Bitter and I have not been posting much.

    Most people usually just come here to hear from the HHR executive leadership as opposed to HHR legislative branch like you.

  174. Scott says:

    Third 2012 Year-End Award:

    The Most ‘Dangerous’ Man In The World

    To Federal Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    All the Fed’s QE Infinity has done is postpone the USA and the World from its eventual day of reckoning. To do that, Chairman Ben has:
    a) Crushed the US Dollar
    b) Crushed the fixed income market, which has had a devastating effect on Savers,especially the elderly
    c) Caused commodities’ inflation in many staples like food and petrol.(Bernanke claims that the US is just about inflation-free.)
    d) Reduced consumer spending
    e) Made the equities’ markets perform not on fundamentals like corporate earnings, but on “whispers about what the Fed will or will not do”.

    Bernanke, the Perfumed Prince of Wall Street, will keep flooding the economy with more USD’s until it understands his brilliance.Until then he will never say no to an interview or press conference.

  175. Jim B. says:

    Rats leaving the ship?

    Since the election a Dem state rep in MS, a Dem DA in AL, the entire mayor & city council of a town in MS, and the last remaining Dem county officials in a county in TX, have all switched parties.

  176. Bitterlaw says:

    I am in Maryland until Monday. Where are you, Wissing?! I want to see my office.

  177. Bitterlaw says:

    I had no idea that Maryland is so rural. I am in Cambride? What is there to do here?

  178. Mr.Vito says:

    Most Dishonest Person of 2012: Pat Buchanan

  179. Bitterlaw says:

    Biggest loser 2008-2012: Ron Paul 0-100!

  180. lisab says:

    ” I was hoping he would read some of the exchanges with lisab ”

    we have never had exchanges

    you just pretend to be an internet tough guy and i generally ignore you

  181. Michael says:

    Author, Heat lost twice in a row. It’s okay, I just witnessed the Bobcats continue the skid. 18 games now. It’s like they want to continue it, they were ahead by 21 and they lose to the Hornets by 3.

  182. AuH2ORepublican says:

    #172, Michael, that’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever posted here (and you’ e set a high bar). In HI, the Lt. Gov. is elected on a joint ticket with the governor, so the only way that Djou could be elected Lt. Governor is if the GOP wins the governorship, in which case he wouldn’t be running for governor in 2018 in an open-seat race after eight years of Abercrombie.

    Djou should run for the U.S. Senate in November 2014, with Lingle trying to win the governorship back.

  183. AuH2ORepublican says:

    A Russian author wrote a retelling of Lord of the Rings, from the perspective of Mordor, whom he claims were the good guys but were defamed by the Middle-Earthers who won the war and thus got to write the history. Here’s an article describing the novel:

    And here’s the English-language translation of the novel:

  184. Michael says:

    @192 I guess I forgot to add that I wanted Lingle to be the governor. Anyways, you must be naive and unaware if you think that is my worst post here. I could have Bitter, MD, Author, or Jason find the really bad posts

  185. Scott says:

    The gun control article in today’s British Daily Mail Online by Piers Morgan(the link is on the Drudge Report) is amazing in its breath of stupidity.
    Two things stand-out:
    1) Old Piers knows little about the US Constitution. He states that gun ownership in the USA is ALLUDED TO in the Constitution! ALLUDED TO?!!!
    2) Throughout the article, he paints himself as a victim of smears and hysteria.

    The comments beneath the article are priceless. They run 3:1 against Old Piers and many are very amusing.