Ron Paul strong In Straw polls (10 listed)

August 20, 2007

  We have here a list of his finishing position in the straw polls.  He’s done extremely well and this article questions why the mainstream media isn’t picking up on the story.  Besides the fact that Ron Paul is doing well in the polls, and the mainstream media avoids talking avbout that.

   Well, I have a theory.  It’s not a real complicated one so you won’t have to put on your thinking caps and sit up straight.  what the hell, you don’t even have to put down your beer.   It’s because they are virtually meaningless.  What do we have? 

   We have seven straw polls named for states, and only Iowa had more than 500 voters.  Most were in the 200 range.  Thats a very small, generally localized sampling.

  We have two taxpayer organization polls.  These are surely going to be places Ron Paul does well, because these are organizations that back extreme changes in the tax code.  Thats like home field advantage.

  Bottom line is these polls are so small, a minute grassroots organization (a local meetup group, drug legalization organization, firearms group, militia) can easily swing the vote.  They mean nothing, because nobody was involved.  Every other shred of data shows him doing no better than 5% on a national level, and the mainstream media is reporting news, not writing feel good stories for Ron Paul backers.  Thats what the damn blogbowl is for.

   To summate…quit crowing about the minuscule.  Other than Iowa these meant nothing, and he placed 5th their, with two major contenders abstaining.  I’m not saying his message isn’t fundamentally sound on the big issues, but his small issues positions are keeping his voting base to small.

authors note: according to my reading, and i’m from Indiana, he tied for first here amongst a couple of hundred voters with around 25% of the vote.

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“Only little people pay taxes,” and other news stuff

August 20, 2007

So Michael copped a plea.  This article says he’ll get 10-12 months, but I think thats less than the guys who snitched on him.  Seems to me it’s more likely to be 2 years.  All things considered he’s going to pay a stiff price for this, but I would imagine people will think not stiff enough.

  The queen of mean has passed away, at the age of 87.  Rich women seem to be dieing a lot lately.  Anyway, this is one of those articles that talks good and bad about the dead.  Enjoy, it’s entertaining reading.

I reckon he had this coming.  More text messaging is satan news.

Bear eats man.  There is justice.  Actually, this is kismet.  If you’re dumb or drunk enouhg to get naked in a bear cage with a pair of grizzlies, getting eaten is the best you can hope for.  You think he was trying to get laid? Crazy Serbians.

Hurricane Dean is making a mess, and the Cancun vacations have been spoiled.  Could be cat 5 soon.  It’s raining here too, though I doubt I’ll get any sympathy.

Man you liberals are violent.  Here we have another case of an insanely enraged liberal congressman acting out.  When will we learn that these treehuggers are dangerous people and should be behind bars?  This is just outrageous.  Kiddin…get over yourself.

todays health tip is six ways to sleep better.  Man I love to sleep.  i wish I was a bear so i could hibernate.,,,ummmm….and eat naked people.

Wow…an airliner exploded..at an airport i’ve been to…this looks pretty wild.  Maybe boeing has its ass in another crack.  I bet it will be maintenance blamed.

Elvira Arellano gets deported. I’m starting a pool.  It took her like 3 days to get back last time.  I’m going with an over/under of one week…


random thoughts # I forget

August 20, 2007

1.  It is easier to make a case for post birth abortion.

2.  I knew a kid that had sex with a pony when I was growing up.  He wasn’t real popular, but I’m not sure how the horses felt about him.

3.    When football season starts this blogging on sunday shit is over.

4.   I like greg the robber better than jerry the killer, but haven’t spoken to either in years.

5.    It only seems like I don’t care about anything.  It’s just that I care about so many things I can only care about each a little.

6.  Yeah, i like that one.

7.  I went to the love tag again.  When I need amusement I always end up there.  I have a tip for them.  If you REALLY love someone, you don’t stop.  It sucks, but there it is. 

8.  If you filled Yankee stadium, and then took an ax, a bat, a gun, a knife, a plastic baggie or a stale cheeto to each and every one of them rendering them into nothing more than organic matter; it would be equivalent to the number of people that will be murdered in America this year. (approx.)

9.  ex’s are like this really bad dream with creepy music and dour looking spinsters wearing long  sleeved dresses with cameo clasps occassionally stopping as they wander the incredibly white halls of the sanitarium to scream filth laced obscenities at invisible demons.

10.  Well, mine are.  Kind of.  they never shutup and they won’t go completely away, and its just creepy.  Ok, I’m done with that, but my head won’t stop moving side to side with my lips etching an overdone grimace across my visage.

11.  If your children tell you they hate you they mean it.  This is good.  You are doing your job, and with any luck they will keep hating you, and move away so you can move somewhere fun like Maui.

12.  Civility is not dead.  It is however undergoing defibrillation and has been treated for shock.

13.  Ron Paul is the new Charlie Waddell who once explained libertarianism as  “people who want government to ruin your life, but not theirs.”  May he rest in pieces.  Charlie had an unfortunate accident while working on a saw mill in South Dakota.

14.  For the first time in my life I can honestly say that I’m glad I’m not in Jamaica.

15.  Artificial life is likely just over the horizon.  I think if they have intellect they will find a way to kill us all…and I can’t say as I blame them.

16.  The fed has sent relief to Texas in hopes of getting a jump on Dean.  If it misses they’ll be blamed for wasting money.

thats it for this.  Have good weeks, be kind to your fellow homo sapiens, and if you can’t do that at least amuse yourself while tormenting them.


Ford’s hydrogen fueled prototype does 207mph

August 20, 2007

   Now were talking.  I know nobody likes to hear it, but George Bush has been pushing this type of vehicle for years.  He talked about it in his state of the union addresses, and its now nearing reality.  Fords Fusion race car performed admirably on the salt flats, and according to the news report they have 30 of these prototypes being tested in the U.S., Germany, and Canada.  The 30 vehicles have 500,000 miles logged between them, and have a fuel cell that will take them 350 miles; roughly the same as your gas tank takes your current vehicle.

It has no carbon footprint.  None.  Zip. Zero.  Sometimes even a Republican can get it right.  Sometimes though you don’t realize it they are working toward what they said they were working toward.  No word yet on when it will be publically available.

Thanks for the push this technology needed George.  Now get us to hell out of Iraq.  I still don’t like you, but this was good work.