Friday, October 26, 2012

“Well, that’s a bullshitter."

“Well, that’s a bullshitter."

Obama Sr. Films Birth

alien birth video*
"If the number of Islamic terror attacks continues at the current rate, candlelight vigils will soon be the number-one cause of global warming. "
Argus Hamilton

In a Flash!

                         What I See  

A Moment of reflection, rejection, and projection
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All the king's horses, and all the king's men ...

Swingometer: Gallup figures predict solid Romney win

Hitler Describes His First Time

Hitler Describes His First Time


5 Signs You’ll Get Alzheimer’s Disease

Md Infrastructure

Just got a call from the county emergency people warning to expect wide-spread power outages of a long duration.  That pretty much means I'm living on borrowed time, blog wise. BGE depends on volunteers from Texas too clean up their messes anymore.  Got an order in for full house generator, but it happening anytime soon. 

New Meaning for ...

Going Chapter Eleven

Letterman discovers that Obama is a liar

       Letterman just realized Obama is a liar, you guys

Meh. Will it make a difference when Letterman votes?  Nope. The man is Hollywood stupid.

What I find interesting is that MSNBC All-Star Rachel Maddow is popping up everywhere these days.  My guess is that the braniacs who run NBC News figure that, because she has the highest ratings on MSNBC (biggest kernel of corn in your daily poop),  America wants more of her.  Look for her to be  the next host of  NBC NEWS Sunday.  I know these people.

Donald Trump Show rolls on

The Donald Trump Show rolls on

Res Ipsa Loquitor

"The Daily Caller also asked Trump if — in addition to offering the reward for Obama’s compliance — he has considered offering $5 million to anyone else who could provide the records. 'I’d sort of like to do that,' he said. 'I never thought of that, actually. That’s not a bad idea.' 'But you know what? If I did that, and I got the records, and if I gave them to the press, the press would say, These records aren’t real.'"

Oh, I am loving all this.  Not because I think things are great, but because the vise that's been squeezing my head seems to be loosening.

Times Watch

Res Ipsa LoquitorOur Times

Only an an Idyll, but just think.  If one wanted to count every grain of sand on the Atlantic seaboard, these would be four.

On top of everything else, he's a potty mouth

"We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter."

What Real Pollsters Do

On Polls - Good Bad and Ugly From A Campaign Warrior
 Part 1, What Real Pollsters Do

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First, let me lay out the difference between pollsters who want the truth and those who want to drive news cycles for media clients. Most of the best Democrat and GOP pollsters are people you have scantly heard about because their clients are not news outlets, but are instead campaigns, party committees and outside groups who need to target their spending and messaging.

For example, a veteran GOP pollster told me once that he never polls the South or certain Midwestern states on Wednesday. The reason is because prayer groups and or Wednesday congregation will automatically cause an under sampling of his client’s core supporters.

None of these firms do media polls. Rarely will they release their results publicly unless it is to counter a series of poorly done media polls at the client’s request. They are paid to be accurate and to tell the truth. Being on MSNBC or Fox is not how they make their living. It is no coincidence that most of these guys, Democrat or Republican generally come back with almost identical numbers when they go in the field at the same time. Why do you think the two POTUS campaigns schedule their stops in the same state? Both campaigns have roughly the same numbers on a nightly basis. Lying to your client could cost said pollster work down the road, especially if the sunshine pumping causes decisions that lead to a loss. An old pollster friend has told me many times in races – they (the Dems) see the same thing we do.

Over the years a number of today's media rock stars cut their teeth on Free Republic.  Ann Coulter and News Busters' Mark Finkelstein come immediately to mind. This chap, "GOPFlack" may join them,  based on this work.  Of course it's possible that this is Karl Rove, working sub rosa, but no matter.  

Brother in your Yellow Recycle Bin

Police State Culture                            

Big Brother in your Yellow Recycle Bin
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About 50,000 radio tracking devices have been distributed to homes in Anne Arundel County -

“Under what conceivable reason would I want anyone looking at my trash that closely?” Morrison said. “I don’t like the idea of our government monitoring us like this.”
including to a residence on Bay Street in Pasadena.

But when county trucks came to Candy Morrison’s home to deliver bright yellow bins, she told workers to take hers away.

She doesn’t want one.

Not after she learned the chips, known as RFIDs, can be used to transmit information about recyclables from each address. [Full Horror]

The county's response is more bizarre

To activate the chips, the county must purchase a computer system to collect and store the data. Also “readers” must be installed on collection trucks to identify the cans.

Diehl said the county has no plans at this time to activate the chips.

“Right now, they’re useless,” he said. “It’s just another part of the container, no more invasive than the handle or the wheel.”

So, the county spent a trillion dollars on recycle bins with radio monitors, but the radios are not activated and the county have no intention to do so.  Welcome to Maryland.