Low Marks for the 2012 Election Voters Pessimistic about Partisan Cooperation Many voters say the 2012 presidential election campaign was more negative than usual and had less discussion of issues than in most previous campaigns. They give mixed grades to the candidates, the consultants, the press and the pollsters. Read more
MEDIA MALPRACTICE CONTINUES - FIRST ON IGNORING LIBYA AND NOW ON SANDY AFTERMATH..MAINSTREAM MEDIA DIED DURING THE LAST ELECTION CYCLE IN 2008 - PROOF THIS TIME AROUND. SHAMEFUL THAT THEY PUT THEIR BIAS AND LOVE FOR LIBERAL IDEOLOGY ABOVE THEIR JOB REQUIREMENTS..
VIDEO: Sandy Victims Beg Obama For Help...
FEMA as bad on Sandy as Katrina... FEMA RUNS OUT OF WATER...'It's Like The Wild West'...Obama Ignores Question About Storm Victims' Frustrations...
Residents arm up: Bats, machetes, shotguns... Two massive generators power NY media, not masses...
NYC Official: Red Cross 'Absolute Disgrace'...
Looters Dress Like Con Edison Workers to Gain Access to Houses...
Staten Islanders Plead for Help: 'We Need Food'...
'Please don't leave us'... Gas Shortages May Not End for Another Week...
Mile-long lines, price hits $6...
Fistfights, Guns Drawn...
Some Siphoning From Cars!
'I'm pretty pissed'...
11.5.12 - Gasoline shortages, housing problems, power slowly returningAnger is growing over gasoline shortages in New York and New Jersey; gas rationing was imposed in northern New Jersey; crowds lined up at free fuel distribution sites in New York City's five boroughs, with a limit of ten gallons per person; more New Yorkers got power Saturday for the first time since Sandy struck; power has been restored to about 60 percent of the New York metropolitan area, with about 900,000 still without electricity, including about 550,000 on Long Island; about 2.6 million people remained without power in six states after Sandy came ashore Monday night; in New York, 30,000 to 40,000 people, mainly residents of public housing, will have to find new homes, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday
Read more 76% Say U.S. Society is Ruder, Less Civilized
University of Colorado: Updated election
forecasting model still points to Romney win...
330-208 in the electoral college...
A record number entered in the Foreign Language Film Oscar category Now is the time when qualifications are realized as the Foreign Language Film category entrants have been named. in New Movies, From Hollywood to Indie by Tim O'Brien
Media would have you believe otherwise..with my site, Twitter and others, mainstream media is being beaten and debate loss proved it...see 1980 Reagan/Carter: Do not worry, it is not as of Big Bird would starve or NPR would go silent. They have plenty of cash without our help. They compete against radio and TV operations who do not get government money. Is that fair?
Creditor lawsuit could undo auto bailout, force GM into bankruptcy, analysts say By Bill McMorris A backroom deal hatched by General Motors during the auto bailout to fulfill the Obama administration’s demand for a quick bankruptcy could be reversed, draining the automaker of nearly all of its cash on hand and leaving it in worse shape than it was when it collapsed in 2009.
Program to aid the poor lining the pockets of the wealthy By Andrew Stiles A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007.
Pentagon report: Terror group a significant threat to Libya
43% - Support for Government Social Safety Net Declines
Just over four-in-ten (43%) Americans believe the government should help more needy people, even if it means going deeper in debt. Support for the social safety net has declined among Republicans and independents. Read more
FEDS MOVE IN AND BUY THOMSON PRISON IN ILLINOIS...why now? do they think Obama will lose? October surprise. he already has Illinois...my guess, is the state of Illinois will be mostly red but Obama wins it, like Quinn did....
WHAT TO BELIEVE ABOUT POLLS..NOT MUCH..ONLY TWO ON IN 2008 ..RASMUSSEN AND PEW..GALLUP WAS DEAD LAST...OBAMA SUPPORTERS LIKE TO MAKE SURE DEBATES DO NOT MATTER NOW UNLESS THEY SPEAK OF JFK AND THAT "YOU'RE NO JACK KENNEDY LINE.." SO DARN TRANSPARENT IT IS FUNNY...
Under oath, Edwards pollster admits polls were 'propaganda'...
POLL: Plurality of Americans believe POLLS biased for Obama..
.NFL GO FOR ROMNEY...WHICH EXPLAINS WHY THE LEFT IS LEAVING FOOTBALL ..YET AMERICA LOVES IT..A DIVIDE THERE, TOO...
POLL: Doctors choose Romney...
Push Calls Ask: 'How Can You Support a Mormon?'...STUNNING BUT OF COURSE, RIGHT?
First note: CMAs are not the ACMs...so, mean less to me and many
others..but just looking at the list of nominees just released Sept. 6, Taylor Swift only female in Entertainer of the Year...shameful..also, no Kenny there...huh? The Band Perry with "If I Die Young" an impressive showing...many male artists have many songs out there and hits, for that matter, but I couldn't
name them..Brad Paisley and Keith Urban come to mind..kind of like Dave Matthews...Huh? Oh, yeah, he packs arenas BUT WHAT WAS THAT SONG AGAIN?
The full list is on the CMA website.
See Sun As Global Warming
Factor But Blame Humans
More..and you do not see me ripping them as does the other side
when they do not believe at all in this theory...
Gallup: Uninsured Have Increased Under
Obama and Since Obamacare Was Enacted..really, we were told this would happen but were laughed at - - again. I was never insured, so?
Gingrich: Obama Should Learn That Bad
Government Ruined Detroit
Union Leader Declares War on Tea Party:
‘Let's Take These (SOBs) Out’..being ignored by the mainstream, so far..the other way around, wow, taken to the cleaners for
Obama to Republicans: 'Show Us What You've
Got'..Romney just did...
Romney Unveils Economic Plan Ahead of
PRESS IS IGNORING THE
NO CLLERGY AT 9/11 GROUND
Generic Congressional Ballot:
Republicans 44%, Democrats
NBC Nabs Record $3.5
Million For Super Bowl Spots (Adweek)
With a good five months before the Super Bowl kicks off in Indianapolis Feb. 5, NBC has nearly sold out all of its most valuable football inventory.
Oh, by the way, an upcoming documentary of Palin is due to drop on Sept. 30...this one will be loved by critics and they will urge us to see it because it is critical of her...they urged us not to see the favorable documentary "The Undefeated." Biased? You be the judge but this one is obvious. The new one is "Sarah Palin: You Betcha." Toronto Film Fest...wow, can't wait to hear what they say ...to me, both will be ignored...
Facebook Page For Jesus, With
Highly Active Fans (NYT)...Jihadists plot to
take over Libya
Remnants of twin towers find role
in London 9/11 memorial
The grass-carpeted grove of trees just inside the Rosary Gate of Battersea Park is known as the American Ground. When the park was created in the 1850s, it was planted with North American trees and shrubs.
NEWSMAX: The survey by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) found that 97 percent of doctors every day treat Medicaid patients in their emergency departments because the patients could not find a doctor willing to treat them for the fee Medicaid would pay.
If Obamacare provides insurance that reimburses physicians at Medicaid rates, visits to the ER will likely increase, according to ACEP. In fact, 89 percent of doctors polled said they believe ER visits will increase under Obamacare.
'Harry Potter' Mania Builds Ahead of Final Film's Premiere
Drew Peterson Story
filming in Pasadena
6.16.11 -PEW: More Fathers Are Active, but More Fathers Are Absent In the last 50 years... Read more
Greater Scrutiny or Lower Morality?Across party lines, a majority of Americans say the rash of recent sex scandals ... Read more
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Meanwhile ...Weiner Scandal Tops Media Coverage ..The scandal that launched 1,000 puns drew more than double the media attention devoted to President Obama. Read more
... But the Public Focused on the Economy
Solid majorities say news organizations are giving too much attention to the Weiner scandal and Sarah Palin’s bus tour. Read more..thus, why would we listen to them after a debate, or an upcoming bill, or when voting...they do not have the public in mind and they do not care...their agenda is all that matters. We are too dumb to think on our own...and God forbid we say "we do not care" about an issue they care dearly
What to Say to Someone Who’s Sick: This Life www.nytimes.com A guide to what to say — and what not to say — to someone who’s sick.
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New Elvis Music Release Available for Pre-Order
“Young Man With The Big Beat” is a 5-CD super deluxe set celebrating Elvis’ explosive 1956 RCA debut... As a bonus, pre-order customers will receive an exclusive replica 7” vinyl of Elvis’ very first EP. Read More
How Weinergate Became A Media Circus
(Yahoo! News / The Cutline)
Disasters a boon to junk removal business Damaging weather -- tornadoes, floods, hurricanes -- can be a boon for the junk...Disaster news round-up Quake-proof furniture -- FEMA's flood mapping halted -- Insuring the unexpected -- From natural disaster to financial disaster -- Mass. Tornado claims at $90 million -- Deep Horizon legal skirmishes go on -- FEMA headed for record year -- $7 billion in U.S. storm insurance losses in May -- Apple making disaster recovery personal Read more
The real danger for us is the mainstream media ignores what the public likes, dislikes and they lecture: POLL: Only 24% Say They Share President's Political Views...
Nearly half of Americans fear another Great Depression...
You can tell on the Weiner issue. Partisan all the way...the truth, both sides should feel the same way (Arnold, Clinton, JFK, Spitzer...it never ends) Ruining it for us single guys...come on...but, as for Palin, I do not care enough to rip her apart, or the others...I know what I believe and like (we need a third party that can win) But, just because a DEM gets into trouble, I do not act any differently as when a GOP member does. It shouldn't matter, but it does. The jokes should still be flying - - and the outrage ...Gallup: Liberals, Democrats, Grad Students, Easterners More Likely to be Atheists ...Shocking Figures Reveal 105,000 Christians Martyred Each Year - June 08, 2011 - Christianpost.com: An international interfaith conference has revealed that 105,000 Christians are being killed every year simply because of their faith.
6.8.11 - The Band Perry, Martina McBride Join CMT Music Awards..tonight on CMT...The Band Perry have joined the list of performers at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (June 8) in Nashville, while Martina McBride and Little Big Town will serve as presenters. Celebrity Apprentice contestant Gary Busey, actress Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will also present awards. As reported earlier, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and Glee actor Chord Overstreet will recreate Thelma & Louise during a video parody to open the show. The segment will also feature host Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, Donald Trump and comedian Ron White. The CMT Music Awards will air live on CMT at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
6.8.11 - Solar flares are wreaking havoc on Wi Fi...Meteor Shower is next week...Working on a history story that will make us go..wait, maybe we should be quiet when making fun (history is not what many of us think) of those who, at times, flounder a bit...having written a trivia column for more than 20 years, this stuff came up all the time...and the one thing about Paul Revere's Ride (the one by Wadsworth is not what we should take as a history lesson on that matter, either...much history is storytelling and embellishments...it so often repeated, we tend to think it (How about Pluto?) as fact...Are you still calling it a planet?
6.7.11 - 3.9 QUAKE HITS SULLIVAN IN MISSOURI..FELT IN S. ILLINOIS...THIS MORNING...Tiger out at Open...NBC nabs Olympics...
Working on : "The Glee Project" story plus trying to track down Jane Lynch (she will be the Emmy host)...
5.27.11 - Jeff Conaway dead at 60...star of "Taxi" and "Grease"..family took over life support...
- "Idol" grabs 29.2 million on average...Oprah 16-18 million for last show...
5.27.11 - This should be more: 60% Plan to Honor Memorial Day
$500 Million Obama Administration Program Will Help Kids 'Sit Still' in Kindergarten
Who Owns ‘Big Oil'? Not Who You Think
PEW: Get it here before they butcher it and lean it their way...
Counts for Nation, Top 30 Metropolitan Areas
Hispanics of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban origin or descent remain the nation's three largest Hispanic country-of-origin groups, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. However, while the relative position of these three groups has remained unchanged since 2000, the next four Hispanic sub-groups (Salvadoran, Dominican, Guatemalan and Colombian) grew faster during the decade. Read more
IMF Chief Arrest Leads News Coverage ...
An alleged sexual assault with international ramifications was the mainstream media’s No. 1 topic. Presidential politics also became a big story for the first time this year. Read more
... But Media's Top Story Draws Little Public Interest
While significant coverage was devoted to the IMF chief's arrest, the public had little interest. A majority of Americans, however, have heard a lot about Schwarzenegger's marital troubles. Read more
5.27.11 - Body pulled from Rock River...confirmed: As for a tornado around here last week...we had three confirmed; near Stillman Valley and Polo; also Adeline.
From the roundtable...many outlets had weather reports instead of Oprah's last show...FOX is not changing the status for Palin (yet, that I know)...ABC real close to deal with Katie...ABC Deal Close For Katie Couric (Daily Beast)
Fox News: 'We Are Not Changing Sarah
Palin's Status' (Yahoo! News / The Cutline)
Our good friend, Leroy Van Dyke is coming back to the Wild Rose Casino...Film about Palin to hit in Iowa in June...Haters beware...see column below left...
5.26.11 - Next Wrigley Field concert may be Paul McCartney...stay tuned...
Decision on smallpox virus destruction delayed for three years
After a second round of negotiations Tuesday, the World Health Assembly (WHA) agreed ...
5.28.11 - Josh Groban in concert tonight, iWireless Center, Moline ...8 p.m.
53% Say Politics
Involved in Government Response to Specific
Again, media and pundits alike have no clue to what the public likes, wants and cares about - - for the most part...63% Say U.S. Society is Fair and Decent Voters still believe U.S. society is fair and decent and tend to think President Obama doesn't agree with them.
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