Sunday, September 30, 2012

Paul Harvey - If I was the Devil

Oh My

Moshelle's Fate


Tim W

For Margie - RIP

For Margie



Apple Does It Again

Apple announced today that it has developed a breast implant that can store and play music. The iTit will cost from $499 to $600m depending on cup and speaker size.  This is considered a major social  breakthrough because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.


Et Tu Amazon?

Elizabeth Warren Legend Grows

    Must Eat Brains                        

Legal Insurrection digs up yet another reason why Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring ought be a political footnote by now.  It seems she's been practicing law without a license, as well as playing Indian without a tribe.  Wait- she does have a Tribe.  Harvard's Lawrence Tribe, who is being lampooned on campus for defending her (“the worst example of a law school professor today.”) 

But then, these are voters who kept Ted Kennedy in office through thin and thinner.

Poll shows Elizabeth Warren taking slim lead

Boston Globe - ‎11 hours ago‎
With Elizabeth Warren and Senator Scott Brown preparing for their second debate Monday night, Warren appears to be inching ahead in the highly competitive race for Senate, as Massachusetts Democrats energized by the presidential race begin to fall in ...


More Poll Crap



Barone: When it comes to polls, readers beware


Res Ipsa Loquitor

Michael Barone is one of the few observers of the political scene whom I still respect. That doesn't mean he's always right, it means I think he earnestly tries to get it right.  Here he weighs in on the "controversy over whether the polls are accurate."  This point has been made in the past, but I've not seen it articulated this election cycle.

...  today the percentage of households without land-line phones is increasing. Under federal law, cellphone numbers have to be hand-dialed rather than dialed by computer, as land-line numbers are now even when live interviewers ask the questions.

Cellphone-only individuals tend to be younger and more Democratic than land-line owners. Most pollsters are conducting a set number of interviews with cellphone-only households.

But they can only guess at what percentage of the electorate they'll constitute. Oversample them and you'll get overly Democratic results.

Barone sees some indication that the blasé Democrat base is more motivated since their convention, but there are so many variables (like "discrepancies between exit polls and actual results were in precincts where the interviewers were female graduate students) that it's all a crap-shoot. 

Rush Limbaugh of course goes at it his own way.   And, more succinctly:

"Voter registration in [Ohio] is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44% is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one. ... An August study by the left-leaning think tank Third Way showed that the Democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states outnumbered the Republican decline by a 10-to-one ratio.

"In Florida, Democratic registration is down 4.9%, in Iowa down 9.5%. And," get this: In New Hampshire, where this NBC poll says Obama is pulling away now, Democrat voter registration is down 19.7%. (New Castrati impression) "So, Mr. Limbaugh? What does that have to do with it?"  I'll tell you what it has to do with it, Mr. New Castrati.  It means that oversampling of Democrats in these polls is ridiculous.


I'm Matt Damon

I'm Matt Damon

I did love Matt Damon in Team America.  A man who was urged to run for President by no less than Michael Moore  A man whose go-to historian is dead Marxist  revisionist Howard Zinn.  A man who thinks Al Gore is just the smartest man in America when it comes to the environment.  A man who just made a new movie, Promised Land, that trashes the idea of the United States using our vast oil resources.  A movie financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. 

Matt Damon, the white Danny Glover. Only dumber.

Reason tells Sambo Jackson to STFU!

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