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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Morning Glory Vs. Closer


ZOGBY SATURDAY: Republican John McCain has pulled back within the margin of error... The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday, one day, polling. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all...

47 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Trick or Treat?

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zogby is a joke - He was a FOX favorite pollster until the Iraq war started heating up. Then Fox dumped him and so did all the right wing mags - They said he was against the war because he was arab (even though Bush said he was freeing arabs - go figure!)

Now he is trying to win back his influence by carving a polling niche and hoping Diebold steals an election and makes him look brilliant.

Meanwhile = The torch passes:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-reagan/making-it-official-i-endo_b_139932.html

Ronnie is looking down from above saying "Go Barack!"

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Joe the Trope - Can't even get into the union and now he wants to sing country songs!

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOhn

I think if you need convincing to voto obama - Head over to Huffingtone Post.

Read the post from the novelist Erica Jong - She
lays it on.

Here os an exceprt:

"Cheney/Bush has destroyed our country -- drained the treasury, left us helpless against natural disasters, made us all criminals -- on the telephone, at the airports, in our own homes, at meetings of the causes we believe it -- like peace, ecology and saving our America the Beautiful. (It would be our National Anthem if a Jew hadn't written it!)

Our economy is in meltdown. Our children are illiterate and innumerate compared to the Chinese children, the Indian children, the children of the EU. Our schools, bridges, roads, trains, and airports are crumbling.

Not to mention all our soldiers who have died and the uncounted millions of refugees and dead children, mothers and fathers -- Iraqis, Afghans, Iranians, Lebanese, Israelis. Some were running shops, eating lunch, driving cars, going to school, making food for their families when hit by the Pentagon's finest cluster bombs, tasers, bunker busters, and nukes (teeny weenie nukes -- they say -- but still nukes)."

12:40 PM  
Anonymous ortiz said...

Sarah Palin is developmentally challenged. Her 83 full scale Wechsler I.Q. as reported in her Wasilla High School records was labeled Dull Normal at that time and ,in fact, 83 was just slightly above the range labeled Borderline Retarded ( 70-80 I.Q. ). Her SAT scores were also similarly deficient,thus serving to confirm her sub-normal I.Q

In fact, Sarah's resume reveals similar deficiencies in most every area of her life; 2.2 high school grade average, dropping out of college 5 times before finally receiving a degree after six years from the fifth college she attended,marrying an Alaska secessionist, supporting Kenyan witch doctors; corrupt,vindictive abuses of power during her mayorship and current governorship , erratic beliefs regarding the earth being but 6000 years old and Jesus co-existing with dinosaurs,etc.etc,etc.
The fact John McCain was so instantly captivated by her undoubtedly speaks to his having graduated 894th of 899 in his class and later having " lost " 5 aircraft he was piloting during his naval aviation career. " Birds of a feather flock together ", " it takes one to know one ", etc, etc, etc.

3:27 PM  
Blogger John said...

Halloween's over.

Off with the zombie costumes.

Wait, I don't see any zippers.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all over.

Cheney has endorsed McCain.

Talk about a dirty, Halloween joke.

Why couldn't he have just shut the f up?

Even worse than being tied to Bush, is John being tied to Cheney.

Even I don't like the sneaky bastard.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then Palin makes a gaffe about being at war with Iran.

Just when it seemed to swing our way a little bit.

They bring up the two things that have been hurting us...Mc's likeness to Bush, and Palin's inexperience.

Waaaay to close...not.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - We all know how she convinced McCain to pick her. Hahahahhahha.

It's Hollywood's oldest story,

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain is a snob and an elitist -

He would not THINK for one second to hire the unlicensed non union
"Joe" "the" "plumber" to
fix his toilets in any of his 8 houses.

Yet - he uses him
as a trope to mislead
the undereducated.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous bad cess said...

Yes, it was the casting couch in reverse...with Palin on top.

Re Pubic is kissing ass over at Sayet's.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous mcthug's main man said...

Ain't that Mc thing handy, though?

Should McCain Have Been Expelled From the Senate?

"One day in early March 1986, John McCain, an Arizona congressman, sat down to write a letter. McCain had heard that a long-time friend and donor, Charles Keating, was upset for being listed as a member of McCain's campaign finance committee when a more prominent position would seem more appropriate. So McCain apologized. Needlessly it turned out, for 'Charlie,' as he signed his letter, would reply a few days later: 'John, don't be silly. You can call me anything ... I'm yours until death do us part.'"

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trick or treat:

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/11/01/palin/index.html

9:28 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

A HIDEOUS new affliction is creeping through the ranks of America's creative community.

The further Barack Obama edges ahead of John McCain in the million and one polls that are coming out the more pernicious the nagging fear becomes.

What if he loses?

Barely a left-wing pundit, barely an Oscar-nominated softie can sleep a wink these days for fear of the race riots and international humiliation that will ensue should "The One" be defeated on Tuesday.

They think he's going to win, of course, but their hearts still bear the scars of 2000 and 2004.

The comedian Chris Rock is at least capable of joking about it. "If Obama loses?" he replied to a question from talk show host Bill Maher. "Well, that Wednesday after election day, anybody … any activity in your life that involves black people, it's not going to get done. If you're at the airport? No one's going to get your bags."

But for others, the dread is nameless and paralysing. Erica Jong, author of the 1970s feminist bible Fear of Flying, has developed a new complex in recent weeks - the fear of an Obama flogging.

"If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me," she told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera last week. "My back is also suffering from spasms, so much so that I had to see an acupuncturist and get prescriptions for Valium.

"Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to tell me that she cried all night and can't cure her ailing back for all the stress that has reduced her to a bundle of nerves."

The American shock-jock Rush Limbaugh, on hearing this last detail, had a direct, if crude, response. "Maybe you should try getting off your back, Jane!" he roared. (The two are not friends.) Hollywood in general is on red anxiety alert for an Obama loss.

Crack teams of chiropractors are at the ready, and Nissen huts full of qualified shrinks and aromatherapists line Rodeo Drive to soothe the tortured brigades of the psychologically wounded should "The One" be robbed of victory.

Actress Susan Sarandon has already issued a veiled threat to the public.

"It's a critical time, but I have faith in the American people," she told Britain's Telegraph newspaper with a touch of implied menace in June this year. "If they prove me wrong, I'll be checking out a move to Italy. Maybe Canada, I don't know. We're at an abyss …"

Sarandon's words qualify her for membership of a small but committed group of Potential Canadians (PCs) in American artistic and creative circles.

Barbra Streisand vowed to emigrate to Canada in 2000 if George Bush were ever elected President, an undertaking she refreshed four years later at the prospect of his re-election.

But she was still sufficiently resident in California on September 16 this year to host a $US2500 ($3800) a head fund-raiser for Obama at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The actor Alec Baldwin and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder made similar threats in 2000, as did Robert Redford in 2004, but none has since enriched the Canadian cultural scene.

In fact, Canadian immigration records show that arrivals from the United States actually slowed in the six months after George Bush's re-election in 2004.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erica Jong needs to get laid - which is sort of ironic considering her famous book.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you think he'll get his license after this?:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/242050.php

Not bloody likely.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous karin said...

Lol...on the other hand, EVERY whining wingbat I've read is screaming in their shrillest chimp alarm cry, "Obama will destroy Amerikkka and bring the Marxist hordes back to life by bringing the top tax rates back to only their SECOND LOWEST in modern history...39%!!!"

4:41 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

There is no possible way that I am going to vote for Obama.

The choice, methinks, is simple.

Do you believe in socialism and serving the government? Then you must vote for Obama.

Do you believe in free trade and individual freedom? Then you must vote for McCain.

I follow the second choice.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

By the way, if Susan moves to Italy......

I am just going to cry my little eyes out!!

Hows about we send her a few dollars to help her move?

6:22 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

We could, perhaps, send her a vegan pizza?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

To hooting Chimp Karin:

Evidently you have not been listening to the discussion that the adults have been having while you are eating your Halloween loot. The tax rates that Obama has been proposing are a lot higher than 39%. I wonder what you have been drinking? Just letting the Bush tax cut go by the way-side is going to mean a lot more than just a 39% tax hike. He means to do that and then raise them some more.

But that will mean nothing to you, I am confident. You are wealthy enough to pay a lot more in taxes than you are doing now?

6:50 PM  
Anonymous gettit here, he said...

Stick It To The Right----Buy Rashid Khalidi's Book Here

Ezra Klein and some other progressive blockers are suggesting that we all stick it to the rightwing haters by buying Rashid Khalidi's book, "The Iron Cage," about the occupation.

I just did, and I have two copies already. According to Klein, it's already climbed to #1 on Amazon in the categories of books about Israel, Palestine and the World. Getting it to the #1 nonfiction book on Amazon is a nice way to tell the right that their efforts to demonize writers they don't like will backfire. Especially when the issue against the author is his ethnicity.

Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807003093/talpoimem-20

6:52 PM  
Anonymous tax the felonious, he said...

The plan is to take the top rate back to 39%, but I really hope, even though it would mean more taxes for me, that he goes considerably higher than that.

After all, Ike liked them where they were when they were at 90%...and ours are now, by far, the lowest in the developed world...which is one reason we're fast losing our position in that world.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Well, like I said. If you wish to serve the government, then you must vote for Obama. I cannot help it if that is what you wish to do, and while I think it is unwise, that is your choice.

Once you slow the economy down by egregious tax hikes and we go back to an economy like we had under Carter, then you can take a long look at that and see if that is where you want to be. I personally have enjoyed inflation rates in the small percentiles, but you may prefer much greater interest rates and inflation rates. All you have to do is tax them into being.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

I cannot talk you into sense, and I do not want to do that. You have decided, and so be that. Just remember later, when you are trying to retire, that the social security system and the loan markets were not broken by the republicans, as they have tried over the last few years to bring some sanity to those things.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain is elderly - nothin' wrong with that, but ....

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ug oh - Palin just accused Obama of being a socialist - She actually used the S word.

Meanwhile, Reagan aide and Burke scholar (Jon has no idea what that means) Jeff Hart says:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2008/11/hart-in-right-p.html

7:39 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Hey there, "getting it here."

What is you personal feeling about jews?

My understanding about the "right" from the past history was that true humanists had a deep feeling for the Jews and their plight.

Are you a Nazi? Of course, Joseph Stalin persecuted Jews as well...perhaps you are on his side of things? Ah well it is no matter.

People that hate are just people that hate, right? Communist, Nazi, it is all the same if you wish to exterminate a people I suppose.

I fight ALL haters, be they from the far left or the far right.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

And...anonymouse...

What IS Obama if he is not a socialist?

You have a better term? What is "spreading the wealth" if that is not socialism? Good God, human! Have you not heard a word of this thing?

7:47 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

And, let's be real people!

"S" word indeed! Like it is something to be ashamed of!

If you are a socialist "man up" and be proud that you are a socialist! What matter that others disagree that you should try to hide it as if it is a bad word? If you agree that spreading wealth is what society should do then you are a socialist. If you follow Marx, then follow Marx and quit trying to say that it is something other people in polite society should not talk about. believe it or do not believe it, but quit trying to say that it is a bad thing to talk about it.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous d. simes said...

Haha...as a member of the party of personal and social responsibility, I wish to pay our bills and to use the government as it was intended to be used...as a tool for dealing with our collective problems. If you wish to disarm yourself in the face of corporate power, be my guest. Wingbats are natural victims...they love being kicked around by the corporations and power centers and refuse to use the one power they have to fight them...their government.

Then we've got the hilarious reference to the Carter economy...in the midst of the greatest mess since the last GOP depression!!!

Their powers of self delusion are incredible.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous d. simes said...

Ezra Klein, who recommends Khalidi's great book, is a Jew.

Over 70% of Jews are voting for Obama.

Why do you hate the Palestinians?

Are you a denier of the Palestinian holocaust as you are a denier of the conservative financial meltdown which even its leading architect, Greenspan, admits was the product of his and others failure to regulate?

9:05 PM  
Anonymous simes said...

If you think a progressive income tax is the same as socialism you are a simple, naive and ignorant child...and you'd better look at the records of previous GOP presidents who supported and were happy with much higher rates.

The income tax has been progressive since the days of its inception and Adam Smith himself advocated a progressive tax with something extra tacked on top of that.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous simes said...

Who the fuck is ashamed of the S word, you incredible ignoramus. It is not socialism because it is not socialism...that's a simple fact.

I believe in a mixes system of a well regulated free market at the center of the economy with a progressive tax and socialistic programs in certain areas like roads, defense, health, education and social security.

Only a naive simpleton still does not understand that either system by itself creates failure.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous s said...

And, if you think you get maximum freedom by putting yourself at the mercy of the non-governmental power centers, you are too naive to live.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Alice Gorable said...

Hear that Phelonius? You're "too naive to live"...

Enjoy your turn at the gulag's wheel. Don't expect to be fed, though...

5:53 AM  
Anonymous dina said...

"...the gulag..." lol...I think all these little fools are too naive to live. Fortunately, they're still being fed by daddy and mommy.

I wonder if they know what their retarded children are writing on their little play blogs.

8:57 AM  
Anonymous larry blivins said...

The problem with Obama, of course, is that he's far too moderate, middle of the road and pro-business, but his interest in civil rights will induce him to pack the federal courts with some quite liberal and very young judges.

And, he's hitting it at just the right time to greatly improve the Supreme Court which has fallen into a period of laughable and grotesque buffoonery.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't look like you have to worry about not being fed anytime soon Alice.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous troutskii said...

We will feed the masses with fat GOPiglets like Alice for many months untill the Marxist state is in place.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous thumb up his butt, democrat said...

Better eat while you can because we're downsizing the masses, and using robots for production, instead. Once we've shipped all the manufacturing jobs to India and China, American women will be lining up in droves to be shipped off to Arabia as part of the white slave trade. GPS tracked chastity under wear is just the beginning...

4:49 PM  
Anonymous cotton mather said...

High tech improvements in the chastity belt are long overdue.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous mrs. nylon mather said...

...especially the HV loop.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous cotton said...

Yes, my wife, Nylon, and I practice all that stuff twice daily...in a proper missionary position, of course.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous cotton M. said...

And, I hate to admit it, butt I have to lock Ms. Nylon down whenever I take the buggy out for even a short ride.

She kept getting a suspicious number of visits from the younger, more virile members of the congregation and tonges were beginning to wag.

I do it for her own good. The dunking pool is very cold this time of year.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous save the sluts sacrifice a virgin said...

My nipples are like bullets through the wet chamois, though...

***ZZZZAAAPPPPP*****

12:25 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

You better believe it. These Marxist flotsams will continue to pollute the planet a lot more than a coal plant ever will,,,,,,

4:00 PM  

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