Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Where's Your Messiah Now?

Keep my friend's mugs filled barkeep

I have not seen a party's fortunes collapse so suddenly since Richard Nixon got caught up in the Watergate scandal and a president who carried 49 states was threatened with impeachment and removal from office.

Michael Barone is a very savvy guy on matters like this.  Kegger at the Barn.

Many people ask me whether the Democrats are in as much trouble as they were in 1994. The numbers suggest they are in much deeper trouble, at least at this moment. Back in 1994 I wrote the first article in a nonpartisan publication suggesting that the Republicans had a serious chance to win the 40 seats necessary for a majority in the House. That article appeared in U.S. News & World Report in July 1994.

This year political handicapper Charlie Cook is writing in January, six months earlier in the cycle, that Republicans once again would capture the 40 seats they need for a majority if the House elections were held today. I concur. The generic vote question -- which party's candidates would you vote for in House elections -- is at least as favorable to Republicans as it was in the last month before the election in 1994.

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Ben Nelson Pants on Fire

 Number of words: 1034...
 to say "Ben Nelson's a liar"

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-and not a mention of that cheesy rug.

Hey, that's profiling!

 The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures
 To write this piece, we cataloged over 7,000 photographs on, analyzing three primary things:

    * Facial Attitude. Is the person smiling? Staring straight ahead? Doing that flirty lip-pursing thing?
    * Photo Context. Is there alcohol? Is there a pet? Is the photo outdoors? Is it in a bedroom?
    * Skin. How much skin is the person showing? How much face? How much breasts? How much ripped abs?

This finding led us to investigate a controversial women-only subset of the self-shot picture: the universally maligned “MySpace Shot,” taken by holding your camera above your head and being just so darn coy.

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We were sure that everyone thought these pictures were kinda lame. In fact, the prospect of producing hard data on just how lame got us all excited. But we were so wrong.

Remember - they have the FBI

 Got Ideas About a Climate Bill?
Kerry, Graham and Lieberman
Want to Hear From You

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J.D. Hayworth lights a fart

 Senator McCain’s GOP Challenger
Calls For Obama’s Birth Certificate

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  I'm way interested in hearing this debated with McCain.  Extrapolate.

Yemen Tourism

 Peyton Manning- Now that you've won the
Super Bowl, where will you be going?

That would be Yemen, Bob!

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I think most civilized people dream about nuking Yemen off the map.  This is what it looks like, just in case.

Korean Tinder

 Koreas Exchange Fire Near Disputed Sea Border
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...  the North's artillery fire landed in its own waters while the South fired into the air.

Coal miner lamp

 Today's Deal

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I bought one similar to this from Woot last year, and it is the handiest thing when you're looking for a handiest thing.  I bougt 4 of these for 10,99 - no shipping cost.  Will prolly take 2 weeks, from Hong Kong. You're welcome.

As a matter of curiosity

In Passing

 In Passing -
I found some very haute girls

Behar Panel Blames Gender for Air America Failure; Says Liberals Too Sophisticated for Format with 'People Screaming at Them'
Will join DeGeneres and O'Donnel at halftime show.

 What Lesson Did Brown Teach Obama/Democrats?
Looks like the lesson they’ve learned is that they have to pass their bad policies faster before they really lose power in the November midterm elections. It seems that a certain self-righteous arrogance is what we are seeing from Democrats ...

Scarborough radio-show listeners apparently don’t turn up at protests because they’re so confused by Joe’s constantly shifting attempts to please media liberals that they end up dizzy.

What Was He Looking For?
O’Keefe must have some information that made him think bugging Landrieu’s phones would reveal information damning enough of Landrieu that people would overlook the wiretapping when he made it public.

What does O’Keefe suspect about Landrieu and is he right about it?

UK Science Advisor: Hey, Maybe We Should Listen to Those Deniers
Today's news is sure to send the warmers into a state of panic, as the UK's chief scientific advisor admits the time has come to listen to the skeptics of the junk science.

231-mph NH wind gust is no longer world's fastest
But then, that's according to the $80 million U.N. front-line agency in the climate change struggle

Thanks SondraK
CBS plans to ease restrictions on ads
In the wake of liberal anger over CBS' decision to air the Tim Tebow Focus on the Family piece during the Super Bowl,  Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell will discover their G-Spots at halftime.  Or, something like that.

Albert Einstein - Does Evil Exist?
I found this thought provoking, but I don't want to open this forum up to long "discussions" on religion.  I put it on Boned Jello.  Thank you Tommy Mann.

PPP poll: Fox really is the most trusted name in TV news
MSNBC cries foul - Conservatives were part of the polling pool.
I made that up, but IMO  this pails in importance to FNC being found most fair in the last 10,000 independednt such analysises

Obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'Ellie Light'
My post  post last week on an obscure Plain Dealer story has made me a contender for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize!