Posts Tagged ‘Poll’
Thanks to FoxNews for the “what-if” electoral map, here. Try it yourself.
Not just any random citizen. The “Joe the plumber” citizen who had the audacity to ask a question of a political candidate who happened into his front yard looking for “Joe’s” support. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, referred to in the press and debates as “Joe the plumber,” was subjected to:
Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher’s driver’s license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.
Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.
This is an abuse of power and a criminal act which should not go unpunished. Expect it to be swept under the rug with a shrug:
It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why. Direct access to driver’s license and vehicle registration information from Bureau of Motor Vehicle computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business. source
It appears, based on the agencies contacted, that a smear campaign would have been launched on “Joe the plumber” if anything other than a lien had been found. Shouts of “He doesn’t pay his child support!” or “Look, he has a DUI!” or “He jaywalked!” would have been leaked to immediately vilify him in the press.
From all of the screaming and moaning and gnashing of teeth over the “rights” and treatment of actual terrorists imprisoned in Guantanamo, Cuba or the lefts outrage over privacy concerns in the Patriot Act you might expect that a private citizen could ask a question of Barack Obama without being subjected to such an intense investigation. Welcome to the new socialist utopia. Drive carefully.
Barack Obama: “I want you to argue with them, and get in their face…”
John Murtha: “There’s no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area…”
And now this:
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard tells Channel 4 Action News that the victim was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday night outside of a Citizens Bank near Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street just before 9 p.m.
Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said. more
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter “B” in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker. source
Let’s hope she gets some professional help. I also hope that the two candidates at the top of this post cool the rhetoric down to a professional level.
My father always ‘had a thing’ about visiting Jamaica. On one occasion when I had the opportunity to visit the island with him, he said, “Pay attention to what you see. Someday this will come to the United States.” Considering that he probably had more than a couple of Planters Punches in him, I kind of wrote off what he said, but I did pay attention, then and on subsequent trips. Once I looked past what appeared to be a diverse, multi-cultural society and picked up the local paper I saw the cracks behind the facade. I observed five dollar a gallon gasoline, sky high interest rates, rampant inflation, gang violence, after-dark ‘no-go’ zones in cities, the routine use of semi-automatic weapons in the streets in at least one of the major cities, a socialist candidate, and election “unrest.” Never thought I’d see the last two here in the U.S. but he’s batted 100% on the other items. From “The Hill”:
Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest.
Public safety officials said in interviews with The Hill that the election, which will end with either the nation’s first black president or its first female vice president, demanded a stronger police presence.
Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following professional sports events) and also on Internet rumors. source
Here’s hoping that Election Night 2008 doesn’t make the U.S. look like a Third World country.
UPDATE: Don’t believe that post-election riots will occur? Read the comments here at this left-wing blog. Three sample comments:
John McClain says at 3:32 pm, October 22nd, 2008
If John McCain wins the election, I’m punching the nearest 80 year old white man in the face.
Giant Robot says at 10:10 pm, October 22nd, 2008
People will riot in the streets if the repubs steal an election? About fucking time.
rocktonsammy says at 7:34 pm, October 22nd, 2008
This will be screwed up by Florida, then we go down there and go after those damn Jews, again…
Un-frickin-believable. Racism, ageism, misogyny, and antisemitism. The new face of the Democratic Party.
Did sixty-five year old former losing Democratic candidate for the Presidency, John Kerry, today mention seventy-one year old General Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama?
Did he mention that, as of 2008, the average age of the U.S. Supreme Court justices is sixty-eight years? Did he mention seventy-two year old Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia? Justice John Paul Stevens, eighty-eight years of age? Justice Anthony Kennedy, seventy-two years old? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, seventy-five years of age? Justice Stephen Breyer, seventy years old?
Did he mention U.S. Senator (D) and former Ku Klux Klan member Robert Byrd, at ninety years of age?
No, Kerry famous for his “stuck in Iraq” quote that slandered the personal sacrifice of more than 100,000 American youth in the military service of our country, which he then attempted to portray as a “failed joke,” tried his hand once again at comedy:
“Barack got asked the famous boxers or briefs question,” Kerry said, PolitickerMA reported. He said Obama successfully parried the question.
“Then they asked McCain and McCain said, ‘Depends,’ ” Kerry said, referring to the brand of adult diapers. source
John Kerry, comedian. I’m (hopefully temporarily) addicted to polls:
Abraham Lincoln – from his last debate with Stephen Douglas during the 1858 Senate campaign:
“It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong—throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, “You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.” No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.”
One of the first legislative items on the agenda of the new Democratic majority House and Senate under socialist President Obama is certain to be re-initiating the “Fairness” Doctrine – named in the fashion of government propaganda that George Orwell warned about in the novel “1984” – where the “Ministry of Peace” in the novel actually deals with war and the “Ministry of Love” actually tortures people. The concept of the “Fairness” Doctrine is simply – “You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.”
Talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and others on the Republican side of the political spectrum have worked for years to build an audience of listeners and have become highly profitable in the process. Attempts on the left, like “Air America” have been complete financial failures despite massive infusions of cash. The “Fairness” Doctrine will attempt to punish the successful radio networks by forcing them, in a tit-for-tat fashion, to broadcast an equal amount of time to the leftist view. Which as history has shown, will guarantee them few, if any, listeners and enact a financial penalty.
Is this the “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody” concept that Barack Obama warned “Joe the plumber” about? Or is it the difference, as Abraham Lincoln noted above, between right and wrong, between freedom and tyranny, between the common right of humanity and the divine right of kings to enforce their will?
Yes, it’s time once again for another Sen. Joe Biden quote:
“John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S,” Biden said, miscounting. source
Time for a poll: