Thursday, August 09, 2012

Sandra v Rachel

Can someone explain this to me?

Seriously, I'm confused...............

Eighty-six percent of voters who say they voted for Barack Obama in 2008 are backing Obama again this year, a smaller proportion than the 92% of 2008 John McCain voters who are supporting 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Nine percent of 2008 Obama voters have switched to supporting Romney this year, while 5% of McCain voters have switched to Obama.

OK. It's easy to wrap your mind around the fact that Obama candidate you voted for in 2008 didn't turn out to be the president you hoped and changed for.

But under what scenario would a person who voted for McCain in 2008 vote for Obama in 2012?

I'm thinking that if you voted for McCain in '08 you probably didn't like Obama to begin with (include me in that group).

If you changed your vote from McCain -08 to Obama - 12 you think that he's stewarding the economy well? What gives?

It's not like conservatives are going to vote for Obama in 08, 12, 16, or ever.

I just can't see how moderates who would have voted for McCain in 08 would prefer the track record of Obama these past four years over another moderate?

What am I missing?

Obama That I Used To Know - Gotye 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Parody

The first image of Mars

Life in "Progress" State - Oregon edition

Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.

“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.

Several people held signs that showed support for Harrington as he was taken inside the jail.

Harrington was
found guilty two weeks ago of breaking a 1925 law for having, what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property. He was convicted of nine misdemeanors, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined over $1500 for collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property.

The guy screwed up. He should have committed welfare and voter fraud. Then he could have paid to have water trucked in.

EURO AGREEMENT Poland gets rid of US SHIELD (ANTI-MISSILE) policy and PL...

Remember the good old days when foreign countries hated us for our cowboy diplomacy?

This is the respect we get for "leading from behind"

Who will he vote for? #191

Meet William Jenkins.

Why is William in the news...............

A Florida man yesterday rubbed dog feces in his mother’s face during an argument in the home they share, police report.

Cops arrested William Jenkins, 22, on a felony domestic battery charge for pushing his mother, 53, to the floor during the dispute, according to a Palmetto Police Department report.

When questioned by cops, Jenkins denied pushing his mother, but admitted that he “did rub dog defecation on her face because she yelled at him,” investigators noted.

The confrontation between Jenkins, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, was apparently prompted by his mother’s refusal to provide him with a shot of vodka.

So in the 2012 presidential election will William be punching the chad for President Obama or the Challenger, Mitt Romney.


Anti-Romney steelworker admits Bain Capital offered him a buyout

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Abortionist Ron Virmani "Ugly Black Babies"

Life in "Progress" State - California edition

They called it Paradise
The Place to be
They watched the hazy sun
Sinking in the sea

The biggest threat to special state accounts is budgetary raids, not sloppy accounting or hidden surpluses. Legislators have grabbed billions of dollars from these independent funds to plug fiscal holes elsewhere. But the Legislature should start crafting honest budgets instead of running up debts and imperiling supposedly self-supporting programs.

The state’s special funds have drawn public attention since the state’s announcement last month of a nearly $54 million hidden surplus in the Department of Parks and Recreation. That news emerged after the state had threatened to close state parks to save money.

Californians fill these special funds, which are separate from the state’s general fund, through fees dedicated to specific programs. The fee on bottled drinks, for example, goes toward the cost of recycling bottles and cans. These special funds account for a sizable share of state spending: $39.4 billion this fiscal year, compared to the $91.3 billion general fund budget.

A hidden stash of special fund money does signal a disturbing fiscal carelessness. But a report issued last week by the Department of Finance also suggests recklessness in the handling of this money. The document shows that the state’s general fund owes $4.3 billion to hundreds of special funds across state government. Four years ago, the general fund owed only $749 million to the special funds, but the borrowing snowballed as the economy melted.


Monday, August 06, 2012

Meet the "tolerant"

These Hands: Texas

Life in "Progress" City - Camden NJ edition

Camden, New Jersey, has long been one of the most dangerous places in America, but recent police cuts combined with the highest unemployment rate in New Jersey have made the city even deadlier.

This year there have been 39 murders in the city of 77,000 -- on pace to break the all-time record set in 1995.

In 2011, the murder rate was ten times than that of New York City and 30 percent higher than New Orleans, Louisiana, the most dangerous large city in the nation. 
Camden was once a bustling industrial town but drugs and alcohol abuse now run rife in an area that is economically deprived. More than half of all children live below the poverty line.

The city finds itself in the midst of a drug war as unemployed young men with nothing to lose battle for territory across the city.
Just out of curiosity, I went to the Camden Wiki page to get a history of the last time the city had a republican governor.

I couldn't find that but I did run into this entry...........
Camden has historically been a stronghold of the Democratic Party. Voter turnout is very low; approximately 19% of Camden's voting age population participated in the 2005 gubernatorial election.[60]

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Sunday, August 05, 2012

The AP finally gets it

Seriously, are people in the media idiots?

The AP finally has a piece laying out what conservatives have been saying for years.

Did you know the Social Security fund was broke.................

People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire. It's a historic shift that will only get worse for future retirees, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Previous generations got a much better bargain, mainly because payroll taxes were very low when Social Security was enacted in the 1930s and remained so for decades.

"For the early generations, it was an incredibly good deal," said Andrew Biggs, a former deputy Social Security commissioner who is now a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. "The government gave you free money and getting free money is popular."


It's Just Not Getting Better