Friday, November 30, 2007

Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others

Democrats suffer from "Oh woe is me syndrome" and have as long as I can remember. The fact that they actually admit is is what's surprising.

Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats. This relationship between party identification and reports of excellent mental health persists even within categories of income, age, gender, church attendance, and education.

The basic data -- based on an aggregated sample of more than 4,000 interviews conducted since 2004 -- are straightforward.

More crAP

When is up not up but rather down? When AP reports it....

Spending Down 0.2 Percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers, battered by a slumping housing market and a credit crunch, slowed the growth in spending to the smallest amount in four months.

The Commerce Department reported Friday that consumer spending edged up 0.2 percent in October, the weakest showing since a similar increase in June. Individual incomes grew by just 0.2 percent last month, the poorest showing in six months.

The weak gains in spending and incomes were likely to raise new worries about spreading economic weakness caused by a severe slump in housing and a credit crisis triggered by rising mortgage defaults. In addition, consumers are also being battered by surging prices for gasoline and other energy products.

It's gone beyond mere spin to out and out lies.

Update: The headline has mysteriously changed to: Consumer Spending Slows in October. Way to cover your tracks boys.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Quote of the Day

Rush Limbaugh commenting on last nights debate: "FRED THOMPSON was the only true conservative on the stage".

That's as close to an endorsement as one will ever get in the primaries from Rush folks.

Huckabee Hooplah (the Gomer factor)

After reading the reviews of last nights debate I wonder if anyone really watched it. The glowing analysis from the left on Huckabees performance is unsurprising as he is one of the most liberal of the contenders and is also the one most easily defeated by Hillary. The positive comments from the right are the ones I find difficult to square.

The hucksters answer on the immigration question was a disaster. For most of the evening he came across as preachy, insincere and evasive bordering on slimy. There are times he reminds me of Bill Clinton lite....the words are smooth and well delivered but you just know he's lying.

What's also suprising is the pass he's getting on his record from the big names in the blogospere. The man is a pro amnesty tax increasing nanny stater who if he wasn't conservative on some social issues could be running for the Democrat nomination. George Bush looks like Pat Buchanan next to Huckabee.

Hopefully we will begin to get a bit more scrutiny now that Huckabee has risen to the top tier. One thing for sure though, it won't be coming from the MSM at least not during the primaries.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Republican Debate #10 (seems like more)

Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson were excellent and scored some points. Mitt Romney started out strong but faltered as the debate progressed. Not one of his best performances. McCain had a couple of strong moments but looked tired and pi$$ed most of the night.

Huckabee had his worst debate performance to date. The few good answers he did have came across as preachy. Guiliani was just plain terrible. He was booed on more than one occasion and looked completely outmatched, a first for him.

Tancredo was solid if anyone cared and Ron Paul was idiotic as usual.

Ratings best to worst:

1. Hunter
2. Thompson
3. Tancredo
4. McCain
5. Romney
6. Huckabee
7. Giuliani

Man Tries to Deposit Fake $1M Bill

Note the verification marker strikes on the right side of the bill, too funny.

AIKEN, S.C. - A bank teller in Clearwater had a million reasons not to open an account for an Augusta, Ga., man Monday, authorities said. Alexander D. Smith, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of forgery after he walked into the bank and tried to open an account by depositing a fake $1 million bill, said Aiken County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Michael Frank.

The employee refused to open the account and called police while the man started to curse at bank workers, Frank said.

This guys obviously been hanging with Rotwang.

Reporters say Baghdad too dangerous despite surge

A perfect illustration of how out of touch the MSM in Iraq really is. After all it's hard to know the temp outside when ones cowering in their basement.

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Nearly 90 percent of U.S. journalists in Iraq say much of Baghdad is still too dangerous to visit, despite a recent drop in violence attributed to the build-up of U.S. forces, a poll released on Wednesday said.

The survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Center showed that many U.S. journalists believe coverage has painted too rosy a picture of the conflict.

A separate Pew poll released on Tuesday showed that 48 percent of Americans believe the U.S. military effort in Iraq is going very or fairly well, up from 34 percent in June, amid signs of declining Iraqi civilian casualties and progress against Islamist militants such as al Qaeda in Iraq.

If you really want to know what's going on in Iraq, ask a cabbie.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Stephen King thinks that Jenna Bush should be Waterboarded

How can someone with so much talent have so little sense.

How Big Man In McAllen Bundles Big For Clinton

300 dirt poor families giving 8% of their total yearly income to a politican is way beyond inexplicable.

McALLEN, Tex. -- During the first nine months of this year, Sen. Barack Obama raised just $2,086 for his presidential campaign from people who live in and around this border town of stucco bungalows and weed-covered farm lots, and most candidates raised even less. But Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, has already raised more than $640,000 here, and her campaign expects to collect even more.

Clinton's success in this unlikely setting is based almost entirely on her friendship with one man, McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu. A self-made millionaire who once picked grapes on the migratory farm labor circuit, Cantu persuaded more than 300 people in Hidalgo County, where the median household income in 2006 was $28,660, to write checks ranging from $500 to $2,300 to the senator from New York.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Oft-missing Mitt let cons run free

Personally I think this line of attack is unfair as a candidate cannot and should not be held responsible for every dimwitted action one of their nominees makes. And even though this situation bears little resemblance to the Willie Horton/Dukakis debacle, expect continued disingenuous comparisons to surface.

During former Gov. Mitt Romney’s last year at the helm in Massachusetts, there were plenty of dangerous ex-cons like Daniel Tavares mingling with the public while our presidential wannabe was rubbing elbows with big-shot Republicans across the country.

Tavares - the sick Bay State killer who allegedly executed a pair of beautiful young newlyweds in Washington state last weekend months after being sprung early from prison for killing his mother - was coddled by a criminal justice system largely ignored by Romney.

Romney was out of the office 212 days in 2006.

DePalma Iraq Flick Bombs

Doesn't it just warm your heart to see a self important liberal prima donna lose his shirt on a pretentious ideological turd offering like this...

Americans won't see their movies. While the public is staying away in droves from “Rendition," “Lions for Lambs" and “In the Valley of Elah," audiences are really avoiding “Redacted," De Palma's picture about US soldiers who rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, then kill her and her family. The message movie was produced by NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who insisted on deleting grisly images of Iraqi war casualties from the montage at the film's end. Cuban offered to sell the film back to De Palma at cost, but the director was too smart to go for that deal.

“Redacted" - which “could be the worst movie I've ever seen," said critic Michael Medved -took in just $25,628 in its opening weekend in 15 theaters, which means roughly 3,000 people saw it in the entire country. “This, despite an A-list director, a huge wave of publicity, high praise in the Times, The New Yorker, left-leaning sites like Salon, etc. A Joe Strummer documentary [of punk-rock band The Clash] playing in fewer theaters made more in its third week," e-mailed one cineaste. “Not even people who presumably agree with the movie's antiwar thesis made the effort to see it."

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Woman Aborts Child To Help Save the Planet

The one silver lining to this disgusting story is that at least this lunatic will not be perpetuating her bloodline.

Giving birth is a burden on the world. This is according to British born, Toni Vernelli, 35, who had an abortion 10 years ago to ensure her carbon footprint would be kept to a minimum, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported Sunday.

Vernelli -- who works for an environmental charity -- was later sterilized to help "protect the planet", the Mail reported.

"Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet," Vernelli told the Daily Mail, adding she believes bringing new life into the world only adds to the problem.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

100,000’s of Iraqis Enthusiastically Return Home

They'll be some bumps in the road but for all practical purposes this thing is won. Expect the left to start harping on the economy, health care and foreclosures. This dog hasn't hunted for 3 months now it just has taken them that long to finally realize it.

Iraqi refugees are returning home in dramatic numbers, concluding that security in Baghdad has been transformed. Thousands have left their refuge in Syria in recent months, according to some estimates.

The Iraqi Embassy is organising a secure mass convoy from Damascus to Baghdad on Monday for refugees who want to drive back. Embassy notices went up around the Syrian capital yesterday, offering free bus and train rides home.

“In the last month, 60 per cent of the Iraqis I know have returned,” he said. “The situation has been changed completely. They all want to go back. Even my own family back in Baghdad is telling me the situation is much better.”

The return of so many Iraqis is a strong vote of confidence in the security situation in Baghdad. However, it also reflects the tightening of visa regulations by Syria two months ago, making it more difficult for refugees to stay and impossible for most to come back if violence flares up again. The border crossing into Syria is closed for them. Their trip to Iraq is one way.

Group Names Naughty, Nice List Of Stores

When some witless store goof gives me the Happy Holiday's crap I promptly reply "Oh I'm in the wrong store, I was looking to buy Christmas gifts" and promptly turn around and walk out.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A Christian advocacy group has some advice for Christians as they prepare to do their Christmas shopping: Don't shop at stores that censor the word "Christmas."

As part of its Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, Liberty Counsel has released its fifth annual "Naughty and Nice" list of stores seeking to attract gift buyers.

The "Naughty List" names stores that make no mention of Christmas in their advertising, vaguely observing the "season" or "holiday" instead. The list includes Gap, Kohl's, Bloomingdale's and Marshalls, to name a few.

The "Nice List" consists of stores that still name the reason for the season. Some stores on that list include Macy's, Wal-Mart, Target and Toys R Us.

List is HERE.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Democrats party of rich

Democrats realized decades ago that taxation is much more about power than it is about helping the less fortunate.

Democrats like to define themselves as the party of poor and middle-income Americans, but a new study says they now represent the majority of the nation's wealthiest congressional districts.

In a state-by-state, district-by-district comparison of wealth concentrations based on Internal Revenue Service income data, Michael Franc, vice president of government relations at the Heritage Foundation, found that the majority of the nation's wealthiest congressional jurisdictions were represented by Democrats.

He also found that more than half of the wealthiest households were concentrated in the 18 states where Democrats hold both Senate seats.

"If you take the wealthiest one-third of the 435 congressional districts, we found that the Democrats represent about 58 percent of those jurisdictions," Mr. Franc said.

Disabled veterans jeered at swimming pool

This from the UK but it is just as likely to have happened here.

Injured soldiers who lost their limbs fighting for their country have been driven from a swimming pool training session by jeering members of the public.

The men, injured during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, were taking part in a rehabilitation session at a leisure centre, when two women demanded they be removed from the pool. They claimed that the soldiers "hadn't paid" and might scare the children.
The incident has sparked widespread condemnation. Adml Lord Boyce, a former head of the Armed Forces, said last night the women should be "named and shamed".

"These people are beneath contempt and everything should be done to get their names and publish them in the press," he said. "It is contemptible that people who have given up their limbs for their country should be so abused when they are trying to get fit again."

They've paid, more than a short sighted self involved twit like you will ever know.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


The funniest Thanksgiving skit in the history of sitcoms.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Rasmussen 11/21

The all important South Carolina...

The good news for Romney:

Fred Thompson 21%
Mitt Romney 21%
Rudy Giuliani 13%
Mike Huckabee 12%
John McCain 9%
Ron Paul 8%

Very Favorable:

Fred Thompson 32% * Mitt Romney 28% * Rudy Giuliani 24% * Mike Huckabee 22% * John McCain 19% * Ron Paul 14%

Very Unfavorable:

Ron Paul 25% * John McCain 12% * Mike Huckabee 9% * Rudy Giuliani 8% * Mitt Romney 8% * Fred Thompson 4%

Voters who will certainly vote for their choice

Fred Thompson 24% * Rudy Giuliani 16% * Mitt Romney 16% * Mike Huckabee15% * John McCain 13% * Ron Paul 12%

The bad news for Romney...his support is the softest as 68% are open to changing their mind, while every other candidate is between 47-57%.

‘Voters’ Who Broke Story on Romney Calls On Romney Payroll

Pilfering a tactic from NARAL? Most of us are familiar with the tactic of the pro-abortionists that vandalize their own property just to create a cause celebre to blame on the pro-lifers.

Erick Erickson at Redstate (disclosure I too contribute to Redstate) has uncovered some more information on the Mitt Romney phone scandal. Leon Wolf, another Redstate contributor who today endorsed Mitt Romney, also pointed out that this happened previously (described then) when Leon was on the Brownback campaign.

The basic facts are that a Romney staffer, Marshan Roth contacted the Salt Lake Tribune, identified herself as "leaning towards Romney", and told her story:

Marshan Roth, of Fairfield, Iowa, got a call on Wednesday night. It started out like a regular poll, she says, but then asked positive questions about Sen. John McCain and delved into disparaging things about Romney. She was asked whether she knew that Mormons have ‘baptized thousands of dead people’ and that the Book of Mormon was more important than the Bible to Mormons. ‘It was sick. It really was. It made me just furious,’ says Roth, who is leaning toward backing Romney. ‘If you didn’t know enough about McCain, you’d think he was the white knight coming in on his charger saving the world and that Mitt Romney was tantamount to the devil

Erick points out that Roth receives $500/month from the Romney campaign.

Similarly, Rose Kramer, another Romney staffer who describes herself as "a supporter," told a McClatchy reporter her story:

Rose Kramer was at her Dubuque, Iowa, home, waiting for the TV show ‘House’ to start at 8 p.m. Tuesday when a pollster called and started asking her about John McCain. After a few polite questions, the caller started saying unflattering things about Mitt Romney. Kramer, a Romney supporter, got so angry that she missed the opening of her show. ‘I was still ranting at my husband,’ she said.

Rose isn’t just a supporter. She is a staffer, making $1,000/month. She is also a co-chair of Romney’s Iowa Faith & Values Steering Committee.

Again let me make it clear that I do not believe Romney himself is behind any of this. I do, however, and have since it first broke, believe that the Mittophiles are. One of the reasons I don't support Romney is the despicable and ruthless behavior of his followers and this sort of thing would not surprise me one bit.

Update: Blogger in contact with Western Wats resigns from Romney campaign
November 21, 2007 – 2:52 pm

Justin Hart has notified me (JRochelle) that he has resigned from his position as a Vice Chair of the Romney campaign’s Faith and Values Steering Committee after I challenged himfor not disclosing that he was an official in the Romney campaign.

Justin had been, until today, the only person who Western Wats would speak with. This afternoon Liz Mair wrote about a discussion she had with Jeffery Welch, a senior Western Wats executive and Romney donor.

He appears to have resigned soon after contacting the Romney Iowa staffers who the Romney campaign has now admitted to misrepresenting to the press. More HERE.

More of interest HERE.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mike Huckabee Supported Bill to Give Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens

OUCH, this is going to leave a mark.

During the 2001 regular session of the Arkansas Legislature, Mike Huckabee supported giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens.

Mike Huckabee's Human Services Liaison expressed the governor's position, supporting the measure to repeal the law denying the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. In 2001, there was discussion of HB 2212 in the state assembly to repeal a 1997 Arkansas law prohibiting issuance of driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Proponents said the bill was necessary because legal immigrants were getting harassed when they went to get drivers licenses. Huckabee's Human Services liaison defended the bill, saying the following:

"People shouldn't be harassed based on who they are or what they look like," said [Robert] Trevino, who also is Gov. Mike Huckabee's human services liaison. "We just don't want to be treated as second class. We don't have a problem with prohibiting illegal aliens from getting driver's licenses. We have a problem with hassling those who are here legitimately." (Michael Rowett, "Bill Aims To Help Immigrants Get Driver's Licenses," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/18/01)

Quote of the Week

Fred Thompson at a coffee house in northeastern Iowa:

"Now, when Rudy and Mitt come down here from New York and Massachusetts, I want you to be nice to them. And the first thing I want you to do is explain to them what NASCAR is," It's not a hybrid automobile."

Rasmussen: Florida

It appears that even Ron Paul could beat the beast in Florida.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the presidential race in Florida shows former Big Apple Mayor Rudy Giuliani with a modest lead over Senator Hillary Clinton of 46% to 41%. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads the former First Lady 46% to 39%. Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson has a nine point edge 47% to 38% while Arizona Senator John McCain leads by ten, 48% to 38%.

These numbers flip the scenario Rasmussen Reports witnessed in an August poll of the race in Florida. Then, Clinton enjoyed a five-point edge on Giuliani and double-digit leads over Thompson, McCain, and Romney. Another change: today a lot more voters prefer a third option and express support for Some Other Candidate.

Rosie O'Donnell: George Bush Is a War Criminal

This from the brilliant intellect that gave us "Fire can't melt steel"...

Yes, she said it. Rosie O'Donnell, hosting the 10th annual fundraiser for her very charitable For All Kids Foundation, was riffing and having fun from the dais during an auction of pricey gifts such as spending a day on the set of "Nip/Tuck" or taking a 14-day cruise in the Mediterranean on a luxury liner.

"George Bush is a war criminal," she blurted out. Earlier she’d told the audience in the ballroom of the Marriott Marquis that New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg was her candidate.

"I re-registered as an Independent because of him," she said. It was part of a very funny series of monologues and adlibs Rosie offered as she cajoled a couple million bucks more out of well-heeled types for her charities. And, by the way, she looked very smart in a black pants suit.

Not possible

Monday, November 19, 2007

Clinton Slips in Iowa Poll


Illinois Senator Barack Obama gets the support of 30 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, compared to 26 percent for Clinton, 22 percent for former senator John Edwards and 11 percent for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. The results are only marginally changed from a Post-ABC poll in late July, but in a state likely to set the course for the rest of the nominating process, there are significant signs of progress for Obama -- and harbingers of concern for Clinton.

Did Mitt Romney Push Poll Himself?

RUH ROH....this coming from the pro-Romney National Review is troubling.

News broke Thursday that voters in New Hampshire and Iowa had received phone calls from pollsters raising questions about aspects of Republican Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith. Who made the calls? Although the Romney campaign denies involvement, evidence points in its general direction. -SNIP-

“Un-American” in the Campaign Family?

Shortly after reports of Romney being targeted in a push poll emerged, the firm making the calls was identified as Western Wats, which is based in Utah and has a number of Romney campaign contributors on the payroll. Western Wats was founded by Ron Lindorf who has ties to the business school at the Mormon-owned Brigham Young University, Romney’s alma mater (Lindorf has since divested himself from the company). Lindorf’s brother Paul and his wife Teena are avid supporters of Romney (Paul is a former employee of Western Wats who retired five years ago; Paul and Teena claim not to know Romney or have a vested interest in his campaign).

Evidence collected from Internet bulletin boards dedicated to tracking telemarketers and nuisance phone calls suggests that Western Wats may be tied directly to the Romney campaign.

For Romney's sake we better hope it just a group on overzealous Mittwitts behind the calls although even that would reflect poorly on the candidate himself.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

CNN's six "undecided voters" were all Democratic operatives

CNN = Castrated neutered numbnuts. This well choreographed infomercial was nothing less than a paid political advertisemnt for the Democrat party and Hillary in particular.

In a nutshell, CNN's six "undecided voters" were:

A Democratic Party bigwig
An antiwar activist
A Union official
An Islamic leader
A Harry Reid staffer
A radical Chicano separatist

Read the whole sordid story, it exposes cable journalism at it's absolute worst.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Romney On Video Rejecting Human Life Amendment In March

Many Mittophiles including people in the upper eschelon of Romney's campaign have been screaming bloody murder over the recent NRLC endorsement of Fred Thompson. They insist that Romney deserved the endorsement and are incredulous over the fact that because Fred does NOT support changing the constitution to outlaw abortion at the federal level, he does not. As it clearly shows in THIS video, these people are the last ones who should be throwing stones.

Q: On the issue of abortion I was wondering do you support just the repeal of Roe v. Wade or do you support a human life amendment? What steps are you prepared to take?

ROMNEY: Here’s my view, and that is that the Supreme Court should over time to allow states to have more influence over their decisions on abortion. I am not calling for a nationwide ban of abortion. What I am calling for is for states to have their choice.

Friday, November 16, 2007

"Diamonds v. Pearls" Student Blasts CNN

More "plants" this time with the willing collusion of the MSM.

Maria Luisa, the UNLV student who asked Hillary Clinton whether she preferred "diamonds or pearls" at last night's debate wrote on her MySpace page this morning that CNN forced her to ask the frilly question instead of a pre-approved query about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. "Every single question asked during the debate by the audience had to be approved by CNN," Luisa writes. "I was asked to submit questions including "lighthearted/fun" questions.

For sure, I thought I would get to ask the Yucca question that was APPROVED by CNN days in advance."

Unfortunately Ms. Luisa the time to expose CNN was during the debate not after.

Senate Votes to Block Iraq War Money

In a desperate last ditch attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday blocked a Republican proposal to pay $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without strings attached.

The 53-45 vote was 15 votes short of the 60 needed to advance.

The measure was aimed at countering Democratic legislation that also would bankroll the operations, but would additionally require that troops start coming home in 30 days.

The Democratic bill, passed by the House on Wednesday, set a goal of ending combat by December 2008.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thompson to Romney Camp "Quit Whining"

Fred, when you're right you're right...

ABC News' Christine Byun Reports: Republican candidate Fred Thompson said his rivals should "quit whining" about his recent endorsement from the anti-abortion group, National Right to Life Committee.

"They probably ought to quit whining about it and tearing down the people whose endorsement they said a few days ago they desperately wanted," he said.

Thompson hit back at a comment made by an influential supporter of his GOP rival, former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.

Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women

Homonym hysteria. Oops sorry, can't say that either.

SYDNEY (AFP) - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday.

Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported.

One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Former Insurgent Leads Coalition, Iraqi Forces to Huge Weapons Cache

Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and Iraqi Army Soldiers found refrigerators that contained numerous rockets, mortars and ammunition, Nov. 13. The location of the cache was provided by a former insurgent who now sees al- Qaida as the enemy. Photo by Sgt. Jason Stadel, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs.

Rudy in Trouble Without Iowa Win

The toe sucker is wrong so often it's hard to put even a little bit of credence in his prognostications. I think he may be right in the first paragraph but his declaration that Romney could never beat Hillary is a stretch.

Even as he continues to hold a convincing lead in the national race, Rudy Giuliani may be riding for a big fall in Iowa and the other early state primaries. Mitt Romney, despite his anemic national showing, could sweep Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan, a trifecta that could give him such momentum as to sweep him to the nomination.

The numbers are scary for Giuliani (and since Mitt doesn't have a prayer in hell of beating Hillary in a general election, scary for us all). While he holds a lead in the national polls (Giuliani 30, Thompson 17, McCain 15, Romney 12, Huckabee 9 -- all data is from the average of the past five polls posted on, he is trailing badly in all the early states.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Student describes how she became a Clinton plantStory Highlights

GRINNELL, Iowa (CNN) -- The college student who was told what question to ask at one of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign events says "voters have the right to know what happened" and she wasn't the only one who was planted.

In an exclusive on-camera interview with CNN, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, said that giving anyone specific questions to ask is "dishonest," and the whole incident has given her a negative outlook on politics.

Gallo-Chasanoff, whose story was first reported in the campus newspaper, said what happened was really pretty simple: She says a senior Clinton staffer asked if she'd like to ask the senator a question after an energy speech the Democratic presidential hopeful gave in Newton, Iowa, on November 6.

"I sort of thought about it, and I said 'Yeah, can I ask how her energy plan compares to the other candidates' energy plans?'" Gallo-Chasanoff said Monday night.

"'I don't think that's a good idea," the staffer said, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, "because I don't know how familiar she is with their plans."

Clinton's implausible contention that "she knew nothing about" the practice will prove to be the most damaging aspect of these stories and it will be only a matter of time before it becomes obvious that she certainly did know.

Huckabee offered 'no-cost' deal for Mexican Consulate

Good bye, see ya, wouldn't wanta be ya.

An Arkansas commercial developer confirmed his role in a no-cost "incentive deal" packaged by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to attract a Mexican Consulate to Little Rock.

Meanwhile, an Arkansas legislator expressed concern that Huckabee used taxpayer funds inappropriately in a plan ultimately designed to assist illegal immigrants in Arkansas.

"Any taxpayer money that is used to help facilitate breaking the law is wrong," Green emphasized.

WND previously reported Robert Trevino, commissioner of the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, had signed a lease providing the Mexican Consulate space in an Arkansas Rehabilitations Services building at a cost of $1 per year. The lease provided the consulate temporary space until permanent space could be found.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Nat'l Right to Life to endorse Thompson

Good get...

Fred Thompson will pick up the support of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) tomorrow, according to two Republicans familar with the decision.

For a candidate who came up empty-handed last week when three prominent Christian conservatives endorsed GOP hopefuls and is falling in both national and early state polls, the move comes at a critical time.

NRLC is the most prominent anti-abortion group in the country, with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters.

Whether you're supporting Fred Thompson or not one thing is clear, he has the most cogent and realistic stand on abortion of anyone running.....overturn Roe vs Wade and chip away at the foundations of abortion at the state level. Being for a constitutional amendment banning abortion is all well and good for show but Fred like many of us understands that the liklihood of it ever passing in our lifetime is practically nil.

Kerik Indictment Leaves Questions Unanswered

Will Bernie Kerik be Guiliani's undoing? Time will tell but these are the sort of stories that dribble out over a long period of time and last forever.

Bernard Kerik's indictment on federal corruption charges last week left unanswered a nagging question from longtime Kerik-watchers:

What, exactly, became of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a city-created foundation, of which Kerik - Rudy Giuliani's friend, protege and appointee - was listed as president in the days when he ran the city jails?

The answer could be explosive. Or it could be innocuous.

The point is that we still do not know.

Many conservatives have been looking for an excuse NOT to vote for Rooty, this may be it.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Optimism grows in Iraq

This from the Beeb? Wow, things must really be going well over there.

Is Iraq getting better? The statistics say so, across the board.

Over the past three months, there has been a sharp and sustained drop in all forms of violence. The figures for dead and wounded, military and civilian, have also greatly improved.

All across Baghdad, which has seen the worst of the violence, streets are springing back to life. Shops and restaurants which closed down are back in business.

People walk in crowded streets in the evening, when just a few months ago they would have been huddled behind locked doors in their homes.

More: Ex-Sunni insurgents attack al-Qaeda near Baghdad, killing 18.

Everybody agrees that things are much better.

"Everybody" except the Democrat congressional leadership and the American MSM but, after all, they're usually the last to know anything anyway.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Clinton Campaign Confirms Planting Town Hall Question, Says It Won't Happen Again

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.

Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elliethee admitted that the campaign had planted the question and said it would not happen again.

Oh, OK that makes it all better.

And yet more obfuscation from her thighness: Clinton Lied About Tip

Friday, November 09, 2007

Most Ridiculous Headline of the Week

"Bunker-buster could affect U.S.-Iran relations".


The story is here.

Poll: Giuliani, McCain catch Clinton (Pennsylvania)

Interesting. Some of those early reports that the beast had done herself no harm in the debate appear to have been premature.

WASHINGTON | - If the summer warmed Pennsylvania voters to the Democratic presidential aspirants, helping the front-runners build leads in head-to-head matchups with their Republican rivals, autumn has cooled that momentum.

GOP candidates Rudy Giuliani and John McCain have narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton in prospective general election races in Pennsylvania, each closing to within virtual dead heats against the Democratic New York senator, a new poll shows.

Both Giuliani and McCain trailed Clinton by 2 points in the Quinnipiac University poll, a deficit that fell within the survey's margin of error.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Militant Group Is Out of Baghdad, U.S. Says

As usual Nancy Pelosi's timing is impeccable...

BAGHDAD, Nov. 7 — American forces have routed Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, the Iraqi militant network, from every neighborhood of Baghdad, a top American general said today, allowing American troops involved in the “surge” to depart as planned.

Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commander of United States forces in Baghdad, also said that American troops had yet to clear some 13 percent of the city, including Sadr City and several other areas controlled by Shiite militias. But, he said, “there’s just no question” that violence had declined since a spike in June.

“Murder victims are down 80 percent from where they were at the peak,” and attacks involving improvised bombs are down 70 percent, he said.

Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’

Obviously the "founder" has relinquished any editorial control of what the Weather Channel now chooses to spew. Watching Dr. Ms. Heidi Cullen and the rest of the Greenophiles they have quit dancing with the one who brung em years ago.

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.

Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental conscientious citizens.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Pat Robertson Endorses Giuliani


Pat Robertson, one of the most influential figures in the social conservative movement, announced his support for Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Robertson's support was coveted by several of the leading Republican candidates and provides Giuliani with a major boost as the former New York City mayor seeks to convince social conservatives that, despite his positions on abortion and gay rights, he is an acceptable choice as the GOP nominee.

I've read quite a few opinions on various blogs as to why Robertson endorsed Rootie. Most of them are wrong. It's simple really. The lions share of Guiliani's support is coming from well meaning conservatives who believe that he is the only one in the field that can beat Hillary. They are so scared of another Clinton in the White House that they would vote for the devil incarnate if it means keeping the beast in the Senate.

I thought Thompson might change that but thusfar he has failed to close the deal as has Romney, McCain and the rest. In this misguided perception, many Republicans like Robertson will allow their core principles to be overridden by their fear and vote to nominate a seriously flawed candidate. This won't work, it never has it never will.

Police Warn About New Drug Made from Raw Sewage

"I never smoked no sh!t like that before".

A very dangerous and somewhat new drug is causing police to send a warning to local parents. Investigators say kids are getting high off a drug called Jenkem. The drug, made from fermented feces and urine, hasn't been found in our area yet, but police think it could be here soon.

Multimedia Watch The Video Police say Jenkem is a fad they're hearing about from other law enforcement agencies. It starts as an attempt to get high.

Captain Robert Hammer Metro Special Operations "It's basically someone taking raw sewage and letting it ferment," explained Metro Special Operations Police Captain Robert Hammer. "Then there's a gas that expels off of that and they inhale that gas."

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

77% Oppose Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

This could prove to be a real winner for Rpublicans.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of American adults are opposed to making drivers licenses available to people who are in the country illegally. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 16% take the opposite view and believe that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to get a license.

State surveys in Virginia and Kentucky show similar results.

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans oppose giving drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants. So do 68% of Democrats and 75% of those not affiliated with either major political party. There is little difference along gender, age, or income levels.

Clinton Papers Won't Be Released Until After Election

Well knock me over with a feather...

Democratic frontrunner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has been taking heat from her Democratic and Republican opponents for the reams of papers detailing her various activities as First Lady that the National Archives has yet to release from the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library.

And now questions are being raised about why another set of papers relevant to her political career at yet another Arkansas library will not be available to the public until well after election day 2008, despite earlier indications that the papers would have been released by now.

Those papers were written by Diane Blair, a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, who taught and engaged in Arkansas politics until her death due to lung cancer in 2000.

As a trusted friend during then-Gov. Bill Clinton's successful presidential run in 1992, Blair was permitted to extensively interview 126 senior and junior Clinton campaign aides, which resulted in four enormous binders full of information.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Leave Hillary Alone Part Deux

Young Turks at it again.

Rasmussen 11/5

Rasmussen has an excellent record of accuracy predicting both national and state races. That being said I find it inexplicable that he has Romney running in fourth place AND behind Huckabee.

In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, Rudy Giuliani remains on top. Among likely Republican Primary voters nationwide, Giuliani is preferred by 23% while Fred Thompson is the first choice for 18%. John McCain is third at 15% trailed by Mike Huckabee at 12% and Mitt Romney at 11%. No other Republican attracts more than 3% support (see recent daily numbers). There remains no clear frontrunner in this race, but 20% think Giuliani is Very Likely to win the nomination.

Chavez suffers "chemical warfare" attack by the U.S.

Stupidity and paranoia are a dangerous combination, just as Dennis Kucinich.

Hugo Chávez has been suffering from bronchitis, forcing the cancellation of his weekly program "Aló Presidente" for the last two weeks.

But today he was back on the air, giving one of his kilometric speeches on Venezuela's official TV channel.

And during the speech, Chávez said that his bronchitis could be the result of a "chemical warfare" attack by the United States.

According to the Venezuelan clown, when he was in Cienfuegos during his last trip to Cuba, a black cloud suddenly appeared from the North and stopped right on top of his head.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Bravo, Fred Thompson

Flying pig sightings continue to astound as Mitt Romney's #1 cheerleader praises Fred Thompson's performance on MTP.

Senator Thompson hit exactly the right note on Iran on this morning's Meet The Press, and Tim Russert did a great job in giving the looming confrontation with Iran the time it deserves.

Any American who doesn't understand Thompson's reference to the "12th Imam" should blame the MSM for a fundamental failure to report the crucial facts about the mullahs and their operatives, their ambitions and their ideology.

A Dubious Milestone

Having been born and raised in South Bend and rejected for admission I've always paid attention to Notre Dame football. I haven't rooted for them in years however since in my estimation they haven't had a coach since Ara Parsegian.

Well they are now 1-8 and have just been beaten by Navy for the first time in 43 years.(Roger Stauback was quarterback for Navy)

Anyone wanna bet they still get a bowl invite?

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pelosi says efforts to end war won't stop

I believe it was Albert Einstein who said "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, approaching the first anniversary of an election that lifted her party into power based largely on its opposition to the war in Iraq, said yesterday that Democrats will renew efforts to end the conflict with “a repetition of the same.”

Speaking at Meredith College, Pelosi said that Democrats in the House will file a new proposal next week that would withdraw combat troops by the end of 2008. It would restrict war funding after that date to pay only for embassy protection, targeted counterterrorism efforts and the limited training of Iraqi forces.

But Pelosi conceded later that the effort would mimic unsuccessful attempts of the past year to reduce America’s involvement in the war, and she gave no indication that she thinks that the new attempt will succeed.

“You won’t see a lot that is new,” Pelosi said. “It’s just a repetition of the same.”



Friday, November 02, 2007

California public school cancels 'gender-switch day'

Words escape me...

Officials at a California public school have cancelled a cross-dressing day, following a slew of parental complaints.

Recently, students at Adams Middle School in Brentwood were encouraged to dress like the opposite sex during the last day of the school's "Spirit Week." The mother of a seventh-grade student found out about the activity and contacted the principal to express her concerns. The mother was told she could keep her son at home if she did not want him participating in the event.

She then contacted the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) -- which counseled concerned parents and advised them on how to communicate with the school. The school canceled the event, and instead encouraged students to wear their school colors on the Friday of "Spirit Week."

Newt Gingrich: Hillary's Nomination Chances Just Dropped From 80 to 50 Percent

From NRO:

“Her performance in that debate was so bad, on issues that matter so much, she may not be able to recover from it… This issue of Spitzer trying to give out driver's licenses to people at a time when your driver’s license allows you to vote — for her to trap herself into saying that creates a big wound…

The fact that she said she’s basically sympathetic with Rangel’s trillion-dollar-tax increase — that’s going to arouse some deep opposition. The huge Democratic tax increase allowed us to win in 1994… Then, I saw in a ticker on Fox News, when Sen. Edwards said nominating her would be ‘a victory for a corruption machine’… it brings back a lot of memories of the Chinese funding scandals of 1996… It takes her winning the nomination from an 80 percent likelihood to a 50 percent. It’s even money. If she doesn’t turn this around quick, I may have to call back in and take it even lower.”

One thing for sure, it's going to make some great TV spots in the coming days.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Conservative Bloggers File FEC Complaint Against Hillary Clinton

Doing the job the MSM refuses to do...

GOP Bloggers' Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan posted their FEC complaint against the Hillary Clinton for President Committee in response to the reports of donors who felt pressure to give money for fear for retribution and a number of poor donors who donated thousands of dollars each to her campaign.'s Patrick Ruffini reports: On the heels of the Norman Hsu scandal, the Clinton campaign was rocked by questions of even more Hsu-like shakedowns in connection with a $380,000 fundraiser in New York which saw contributions ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 from cooks and dishwashers. At least one donor admitted to being an illegal immigrant. Another said she was illegally reimbursed for her contributions. Others said they felt pressured to give.

Unlike the Hsu cash, Hillary's campaign has yet to return the bulk of this tainted money.

This complaint brings these charges into a formal FEC process. The Clinton campaign will have 15 days to respond and publicly defend itself from charges of illegal campaign fundraising.

Bar blasts judge for calling prostitute's rape 'robbery'

An interesting and thought provoking question indeed. Many of you may disagree with me but I frankly tend to agree with the judge.

In a rare rebuke, the city's bar association condemned a judge who dismissed rape charges in the alleged gang rape of a prostitute and instead called it a theft of services.

The prostitute admitted going to a home on Sept. 20 to have paid sex with a customer but said she was instead gang-raped by four men, including the customer, while he fixed a gun on her.

Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni dropped the rape and sexual-assault charges at an Oct. 4 preliminary hearing, but upheld robbery, false imprisonment and conspiracy charges against Dominique Gindraw.

Deni has since heightened the furor in defending her decision to a newspaper.

''She consented and she didn't get paid,'' Deni told the Philadelphia Daily News. ''I thought it was a robbery.''