That’s Right Nate

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Recount and Katherine Harris

with 65 comments

I just completed watching the HBO film Recount and I have to say I wasn’t that impressed.  I give the movie two-stars.  I really disliked certain aspects of the movie.  For one, it was definitely told from the Democratic Point of View.  For another, it made Katherine Harris look like an idiot.  The only redeeming feature for the film was the ending where the viewer got to relive that triumphant moment at the end when Bush won the election.

The movie also reminded me that our vote is a very important thing that we can’t take for granted.  It is for this reason that we all need to join states like Indiana in insisting that all voters have a state issued Identification card. 

After the movie I had to do a bit of digging on the Vixen of Voting, the Siren of State Katherine Harris.  When I do compile my list of hot Republican women she may not be in the top 10, but she’s definitely in the top 20.  Ms. Harris  became a congresswoman from Florida in 2002 and represented her state proudly before being implicated in the Duke Cunningham MZM case which was probably a bit of political naievte on her part.    She lost a tough primary in 2007 and was last seen touring a mega-church with Rudy Guiliani in the primaries.  Anybody know what has happenned to the lovely Ms. Harris? 


Written by thatsrightnate

May 25, 2008 at 9:26 pm

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  1. The world would be a better place if Gore had been elected.


    June 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm

  2. Who cares what happened to her? Talk about a story being told from a certain point of view; did you read your statement??

    We believe what we want to believe. I hope you are proud of the pathetic state your republican party has placed this great country of ours. You should be ashamed for endorsing such unethical and unlawful behavior.

    Katherine from Texas


    June 1, 2008 at 6:59 pm

  3. You are from W’s proud home state and you say this? If Gore had won we’d be in a terrible recession and our foreign policy would be a disaster.


    June 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm

  4. thatsrightnate – you must be joking about the recession, right?? The whole world now knows that the US is in recession, and in a messy wear – not because of Gore – but because of W….!!!! That’s how extreme yo people are – cant even see or accept reality…


    June 2, 2008 at 12:41 pm

  5. This isn’t a recession. We just need more of that can do spirit.


    June 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

  6. Katherine is actually a very ugly woman, inside and out. I’m sure she can’t sleep with the damage she has done to this country. She knows that when she walks through the democratic halls, everyone acts very polite to her but behind her back they say she’s an evil witch who has brought the US to it’s knees. She should’ve been impeached if it was possible. She has no friends and i feel sad for her. In the end you can tell she was just an insecure and weak woman who did not have enough character of her own to make a stable decision. Most people know this about her but I really do believe she knows it as well. She’s a sad and lonely old woman.

    The smart one

    June 2, 2008 at 9:59 pm

  7. “Katherine is actually a very ugly woman, inside and out. I’m sure she can’t sleep with the damage she has done to this country. She knows that when she walks through the democratic halls, everyone acts very polite to her but behind her back they say she’s an evil witch who has brought the US to it’s knees.”

    Your post is really sad, but I can’t deny that does sound like the democrats all right.


    June 2, 2008 at 10:01 pm

  8. A Partial from the NYTimes Tuesday June 3, 2008:

    “A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year’s presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward.

    Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr. Gore if the Florida court’s order to recount more than 43,000 ballots had not been reversed by the United States Supreme Court.”


    June 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm

  9. As far as the “Bush lied” scenario, well, I’m against the war, but congress voted for it, Bill Clinton, Colon Powell, Tony Blair and George Tenet believed there were WMD’s. Bill clinton said the following when Iraq was bombed in 1998:

    I know Larry Elder is a right wing pundit, but the following article also has some quotes from the left about Saddam:

    Former President Bill Clinton, more recently, visited Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso in October 2003. The prime minister said, “When Clinton was here recently he told me he was absolutely convinced, given his years in the White House and the access to privileged information which he had, that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction until the end of the Saddam regime.”


    June 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm

  10. Thanks inthemiddle, I remember that article. You’re right. The article goes on to say that Gore wins only if you follow that stupid law that only exists in Florida where you have to look at overvotes and undervotes to figure out what the voter’s intent was. Of course McCain supporter John Hagee has still another theory


    June 3, 2008 at 6:15 pm

  11. This is for thatsrightnate –

    I could go into the million ways in which you are severely misguided and confused, but all I will say is you scare me…you really scare me. No wonder our country is in this current awful state; we have people like you voting.

    BTW- This film was an accurate portrayal of Katherine Harris.


    June 3, 2008 at 8:34 pm

  12. There’s a lot to be scared of, but I’m not one of those things unless you’re a terrorist anyway.


    June 3, 2008 at 9:34 pm

  13. Democrats are so hypocritical, I do not remember any of the Democratic Senators from Florida denying they won an election based on Florida counties voting processes. They only had trouble with a system, older than themselves, when they lost. In case you didn’t know the Congress and Senate got us in this war and after those elections and the next set the Democrats had the political clout to end the war. They choose not to and continue to point to an executive office which has no power to wage war without it’s blessing as being somehow responsible. More importantly the president did this at the will of Americas elected representatives, on his own he can only incur limited military action for less than 100 days before any review. Our “recession”, in country where the people on Welfare drive sports cars, watch cable/satellite television, use more illegal drugs than the rest of the free world and are fat to the point where that is there greatest danger in life, is truly mythical.

    Thomas Ignatius

    June 4, 2008 at 4:33 pm

  14. I don’t know if I’m more mad at the Democrats for getting us into this war in Iraq or their abuse of the welfare system. Thanks for your powerful post.


    June 4, 2008 at 6:24 pm

  15. Politics aside, how can a Republican be for the issuance any kind of state government I.D. cards? That’s more government, not less government.

    And that’s the problem with the Republican party today. They used to not have to steal elections, their message and application of ideal was what won them elections.

    They’re worse than Democrats nowadays.


    June 8, 2008 at 1:03 pm

  16. First off, Im a canadian and even i know how messed up your country is right now because of Bush, The fact of the matter is, Gore would have been 100X better as president. What confuses me even more is you guys elected him a second time….? How in the world could this happen… HHHmmm this guy really sucks, lets keep him around for another 4 years…. It doesnt matter if anyone likes your country or not. the facts state he messed up in the worst possible ways, and i only hope in the future you dont make such a nasty mistake as having a ball scratching moron run your country again. Hey i got an idea… Why dont you guys elect Britney Spears as president… thats about as smart as Bush! And no this post isnt to everyone, only the naive idiots who think Bush was and still is a good idea.


    June 8, 2008 at 3:25 pm

  17. First as a foreigner please refrain from ripping the United States on our internet. Secondly, if you knew how our country worked you would know that Britney Spears is not 35 and therefore not even eligible to run.


    June 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm

  18. Hey Nate, it’s in your own best (donut) interests to take it easy on the Canadians. Don’t start an international incident where thy cut off our supplies of Tim Horton’s.


    June 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm

  19. I cannot believe that a smart woman would allow herself to be “played” by the Republicans the way that Harris was. And after her embarrassing press conferences, her playing right into Republican hands, where were W and Jeb when she could have used their help in her later political bid? Ha, she got what she deserved.


    June 9, 2008 at 3:42 pm

  20. “You are from W’s proud home state and you say this? If Gore had won we’d be in a terrible recession and our foreign policy would be a disaster.”
    Dude. Seriously?

    “This isn’t a recession. We just need more of that can do spirit.”
    Again…. Dude. Seriously? This recession’s going to make Roosevelt’s recession look like Carter’s recession.

    “The article goes on to say that Gore wins only if you follow that stupid law that only exists in Florida where you have to look at overvotes and undervotes to figure out what the voter’s intent was.”
    Yeah. Why would you want to follow the law? That’d just be downright nutty.

    “First as a foreigner please refrain from ripping the United States on our internet.”
    Um, you don’t own the internet…although i’m sure you think it’s a series of tubes. And ironically, Al Gore was one of the creators of the internet. Spooky, huh?

    “Hey Nate, it’s in your own best (donut) interests to take it easy on the Canadians. Don’t start an international incident where thy cut off our supplies of Tim Horton’s.”
    I’ll take Tim Horton’s over Dunkin Donuts any time. And Krispy Kreme. Barf….


    June 12, 2008 at 8:15 pm

  21. Wow, I got an evil twin


    June 12, 2008 at 8:47 pm

  22. mwahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    June 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm

  23. Wow….. thatsrightnate, I respectfully disagree with almost everything you’ve said here. I can TOTALLY understand loyalty to a party that shares your ideals and your beliefs, but to support such a BLATANTLY corrupt and unethical administration?? Even many (and I mean MANY, MANY) Republicans are now speaking out against the policies and actions taken by this administration. Why do you think Bush’s approval rating is so low?????
    I think it admirable that you stand up for this great country, and it is truly in my opinion the greatest in the world, but at some point standing up for the USA must rightly include standing AGAINST a government that continues to ignore their public’s wishes. By that of course, I mean the majority. I totally agree that you have a right to your opinion as well, but respectfully, I think that blaming everyone except where the blame belongs, and totally ignoring the widely accepted facts on the economy, takes the validity from your argument.

    Fact is, the Florida Recount was so incredibly botched that it could have gone either way. I think the person from Canada was absolutely right, why… why… WHY did we elect him for a second term??????? Some mysteries are too big for even HBO!!


    June 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm

  24. You’re entitled to your opinion of course, but the problems this country have begin with l and end with s. Your tone seems unnecessarily inflamatory. I prefer to have a reasoned debate here. There are other sites for arguements.


    June 18, 2008 at 9:01 pm

  25. OBAMA IN 08!!! 🙂


    June 20, 2008 at 12:06 pm

  26. “the problems this country have begin with l and end with s.” are you talking about immigrants? indians? icees? igloos? inbreeders? too many words start with i and end with an s. throw us a bone here.
    and, by the way, at some point YOUR family immigrated here, and they were immigrants. so that makes you the descendant of said immigrants, yes?


    June 20, 2008 at 1:35 pm

  27. That’s an l for liberals.


    June 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

  28. ah. of course. the L word.

    well, i’m of the opinion that the FRG’s are the cause of 90% of the country’s problems…nay, the world’s. see if you can guess what my acronym stands for. i’ll give you a hint…it rhymes with Danatical Veligious Moops.


    June 20, 2008 at 5:19 pm

  29. I just finished “Recount” and although I’m sure, like all movies, the facts were exaggerated and the IQ of Ms. Harris was mildly underplayed. Just the same, it’s pathetic to see how the law can be ignored, twisted or used for gain by the wealthy, connected and deceitful.

    We all know that debating with finatics, well, just doesn’t happen. Respond with intelligence to a debate, they answer that you’re being too inflammatory… inflammatory = moving/provocative/stimulating, I think that is exactly what our country needs: passion, patriotism and real challenges to unite us as a country and a nation of one mind.

    Regardless if Americans or Africans or Swedes are posting comments about the U.S. state of affairs, the fact remains that we are in a serious state of financial, social and political turmoil, and the entire world knows it. What we Americans can’t seem to understand is that party lines aren’t responsible for the problems or the solutions, but we are all individually accountable and must realize the party divisions must be eliminated as well as the now-archaic voting processes.

    One last thing: do you even know where the word “liberal” is derived from?

    The liberal democratic party may not be your ideal group to subscribe to, but they at least have more fundamental yet progressive individuals involved, and not as old!

    By the way, I am registered United States Citizen voter, not a registered party follower.


    June 24, 2008 at 9:00 pm

  30. Says you


    June 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm

  31. good comeback.

    you may as well have typed “i know you are, but what am i?”


    June 30, 2008 at 10:34 pm

  32. “but the problems this country have begin with l and end with s”
    I would say that the biggest problem this country had (for at least the last 7 years) are not the liberals but on the contrary, are the republicans and most of the conservative in general. And I’m going to tell you why. You can blame democrats for many things and you can blame republicans for many things but I doubt you can find in the history of US such a blind, mindless and totally blamable obedience and follow of such an incompetent and deceitful president by his party for such a long time. The republicans, not the democrats, should have kept Bush under a certain control during those years. Because it was he who not only damaged America but disregarded and damaged a lot of republican doctrine, practice and reputation. When will ever a republican candidate will be trusted he or she will bring small government, true patriotism, American international prestige, financial conservatism, and on, and on, and on?
    You cannot blame democrats for this. The republicans destroyed or allow their party and their philosophy to be tarnished and this brought not only economical turmoil for America and international imbalance but also brought a profound distrust in the real republican doctrine. As a result America is heading for a period of total internal imbalance and only the republicans, the average republicans are responsible for this.


    July 4, 2008 at 3:47 am

  33. If the Republicans were so bad they wouldn’t be running away with the Presidential election and they wouldn’t be poised to take back the congress.


    July 4, 2008 at 8:53 am

  34. “poised to take back the congress.” – seriously now, I do not want to offend you but are you not in a kind of delusional denial? There are plenty of republicans today including Rove or Gingrich that admit they may lose big in November. I thought you want to talk reality not slogans. Slogans are good in a party reunion but here is not the case. I think.


    July 4, 2008 at 4:33 pm

  35. I think you’ll be very surprised in November by how well the Republicans do. That’s all I’m saying.


    July 4, 2008 at 6:34 pm

  36. It may be so. But if not I’ll look here for your honest admission of naivete.


    July 4, 2008 at 8:16 pm

  37. ha ha!!! good one. the only thing nate admits is that his teenage daughter is fat and ugly, and that she should put herself on a diet (just keep looking through his well thought out and articulate posts…you’ll find what i’m talking about).


    July 5, 2008 at 6:10 am

  38. I never said she was ugly.


    July 5, 2008 at 9:30 am

  39. “In some ways I’m lucky that my own daughter isn’t very attractive.”

    you say potato….


    July 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm

  40. He’s got you there Nate. Good thing you didn’t mention that haliotosis problem!


    July 5, 2008 at 2:05 pm

  41. There’s a big difference between not very attractive and ugly.


    July 5, 2008 at 2:20 pm

  42. no there isn’t. and even if there were a big difference, you’re still a douche bag for speaking so poorly about your own flesh and blood in such a public forum.


    July 5, 2008 at 7:07 pm

  43. Hey. She’s my niece and I can tell you, it’s not Nate’s fault she’s fat. Lay off. He only gets to see Brittany one evening a week as it is. If he could see her more often, he could monitor her eating, do something about her skin, and introduce her to Scope. Then she wouldn’t be so embarrassed by her appearance.


    July 5, 2008 at 8:57 pm

  44. i’m not saying it’s his fault. i’m saying he’s a loser for talking crap about her publicly. if he’s got a problem with her weight or appearance, talk to HER about it at home. don’t start a post on your blog about it. and IF he’s concerned, he should also be discussing it with her mother, considering he’s got minimal access to his daughter.


    July 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm

  45. No offense, but Nate and Kimberly don’t talk. It’s really very sad. Besides, she never reads her father’s blog. That’s how teenagers are. She even has an Obama button.


    July 5, 2008 at 9:52 pm

  46. how do you know she doesn’t read it? and so what if she has an obama button? she’s taking the opportunity to question everything that’s told to her. that’s great. anytime someone thinks for themselves is a victory for society, whether they’re republican or democrat.
    and it may be sad that they don’t talk, but both of them need to suck it up for the sake of their daughter. a child’s welfare is infinitely more important than the egos of his or her parents.


    July 5, 2008 at 11:06 pm

  47. “This isn’t a recession. We just need more of that can do spirit.” – thatsrightnate

    Well stated bonehead. For a second I thought you were Phil Gramm. Have fun this November when your party can’t win Dog Catcher anywhere.


    July 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm

  48. bush stole the election

    red, white, and blue

    July 18, 2008 at 11:17 pm

  49. How do you figure?


    July 19, 2008 at 5:46 am

  50. how do you figure he won?


    July 19, 2008 at 3:20 pm

  51. He’s the President


    July 19, 2008 at 3:27 pm

  52. but the question is, should he be?


    July 19, 2008 at 5:14 pm

  53. […] the 2000 Presidential election and then Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris — in which every note is a clunker: The only redeeming feature for [Recount] was the ending where the viewer got to relive that […]

  54. To thatsrightnate:
    I swear to God almighty, you hardcore republicans are IDIOTS!!!! It is beyond belief how you deceive yourselves from the reality, that you picked a very bad president two times. Any notion that us Americans are smart has gone down in flames. In case you haven’t notice, several countries that 8 years ago were allies, hate us now. You dont think we are on a recesion??? Dude, WAKE UP!!!!!!!! Talk to an economist and ask him. The current US economy displays all the characteristics of an economy that is pretty messed and spiraling down fast. And by the way, the Canadian dude, hit the nail right on the head. His views are the same view the rest of the world has about us. Open your mind, analyze the info and come with your own opinion. Dont be so foolish to always give the same canned answer every hardcore republican give everytime they are cornered.

    Rob Sangabrielli

    August 29, 2008 at 10:01 am

  55. Wow Rob, if that is your real name, the economy is doing just fine. One economist you may have heard of named Phil Gramm has pointed out that this “recession” is just people whining. Hmm, I wonder who he was talking about?


    August 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

  56. It’s amazing sheep like you still exist. Accept the crumbs they give you. Those out the top eat the feast while normal republicans like yourself are fed the scraps. And you are content with this. This is horrifying, stop the groupthink partisan mentality and realize there is enough of this great country for everybody.

    thatsrightnate has sex with goats

    October 11, 2008 at 11:33 am

  57. hey nate. Guess what? We’re in a recession and our foreign policy is a disaster, and it’s all because of bush. Your great at predicting the future buddy.


    October 11, 2008 at 1:45 pm

  58. Love your ideas Nate! I can’t believe there are people that call themselves American’s and blame Bush for ecomonic disaster. Does no one realize that Congress is full of Democrats?? ANd that Clinton set us up long ago??? Bummer ;-(


    October 11, 2008 at 1:48 pm

  59. AND… was waiting for AN American Carol to come out where I live and, alas, no theater is showing it! I live between Aspen and Vail and can’t believe that the theaters would be so afraid to be bi-partisan! I am anxious to see if “W” gets shown up here! I will NOT watch that one. Sorry for the typos earlier!


    October 11, 2008 at 1:52 pm

  60. P.S.S. Go to There are more Republicans listed than Dems. Whew!


    October 11, 2008 at 1:58 pm

  61. It’s funny how we all blame the democrats for this and the republicans for that. We should understand is that we are in trouble and petty arguments as to whose is better is not needed. We are in economic recession because wee had problems beforehand and no one did anything about it. We are now asking money from a communist country China for money to pay Now we are just printing money which will probably screw us even more. As well as we have Bernake who is an idiot and has been wrong for the past 100 weeks about out economy. So let’s stop with who is better and who is not.


    October 11, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  62. thatsrightnate, have you read your older posts recently. I especially like the one saying if Al Gore had one, our economy would be in a terrible recession and our foreign policy would be a mess…I wonder how that differs from our current situation. Also, do you still think like Uncle Phil Gramm that all of this talk about recession is just Democrats whining? You have demonstrated yourself to be a supreme idiot.


    October 11, 2008 at 11:09 pm

  63. No, I think Independents are whining as well. We are not in a recession genius.


    October 12, 2008 at 12:21 pm

  64. You are all too sticky. Stop fighting and realize that it’s time to come together and think about what we can do for ourselves! No one is going to save us. We have to save ourselves. Take care of your neighbor.


    October 15, 2008 at 8:19 am

  65. At least that’s what Obama has taught me :). Katherine Harris is a narcissist just like most Evangelical Republicans. Just like the popular people in school they have to remain on top for fear of failure. Failure is what makes us better people. Which is why Gore won the Nobel Peace Price and Harris still looks confused and sad.


    October 15, 2008 at 8:22 am

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