How did this happen?

June 27, 2007

Poll Shows Liberal Ideas Gaining With Young People

Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion.

…the poll found that substantially more Americans between the ages of 17 and 29 than four years ago are paying attention to the presidential race. But they appeared to be really familiar with only two of the candidates, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, both Democrats.

Hmm, wonder why? It couldn’t be because of all that conservative talk radio? And it couldn’t be that liberal education system?

Forty-four percent said they believed that same-sex couples should be permitted to get married, compared with 28 percent of the public at large. They are more likely than their elders to support the legalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana.

So the group that supports drugs more also support gays getting married. This is a good thing?

And 30 percent said that “Americans should always welcome new immigrants,” while 24 percent of the general public holds that view.

“new immigrants”. LOL! I love the way they worded that. If we welcome ‘new immigrants’, then we must welcome those that slither across our border, no? Notice there weren’t any questions about illegal immigrants. Or any questions about it being ok to support them. Try tossing out that figure on how much of a burden they are on our medical system and try asking that question again.

In one potential sign of shifting attitudes, respondents, by overwhelming margins said they believed that the nation was prepared to elect as president a woman, a black or someone who admitted to having used marijuana. But they said they did not believe Americans would elect as president someone who had used cocaine or a Mormon.

Nothing worse than cocaine or Mormons, eh? Why only ask about that one religion? don’t the others matter? Pardon me, but your bias is showing.

Fifty-one percent said the United States is very or somewhat likely to succeed in Iraq, compared with 45 percent among all adults. Contrary to conventional wisdom, younger Americans have historically been more likely than the population as whole to be supportive of what a president is doing in a time of war as they were in Korea and Vietnam, polls have shown.

Just love how they throw that in there. Yup, just dismiss what they say.

In the poll, 43 percent of respondents said they held an unfavorable view of Mrs. Clinton, a number that reflects the tide of resistance she faces among voters nationwide. By contrast, only 19 percent said they had an unfavorable view of Mr. Obama.

And they say we’re so bloody racist over here? Amazing!

The article left out some interesting stuff too. I guess it didn’t fit well into the liberal mold so it was omitted.

Question #64: Thinking about the violence at Virginia Tech this past spring, do you think that stricter gun control laws would have done a lot to prevent the violence at Virginia Tech…(little, lot…)

While 25% said ‘a lot’, 42% said ‘no effect’ and only 30% said ‘a little’. Not enough to support their anti-gun agenda.

And this gem too:

#67. Where do you usually get most of your news about what’s going on in the world today?

Newspapers-12, Radio-7, TV-45, Internet-31, Someplace else-4, DK/NA-1

So much for that evil conservative talk radio that is running the country! LOL!!! Just a paltry 7 friggin percent! Looks like it’s that liberal TV that wins here.

Question 81 is interesting: Are you currently employed, or are you temporarily out of work, or are you not in the market for work at all?

Employed-68, Out of work-15, Not in market for work-17.

Now how do they get those low unemployment numbers again?

And one of the later questions show party affiliation too: R-23, D-35, I-36, DK/NA-6

No wonder the dems look so good in the questions, hardly a fair/balanced poll audience.

Just remember, it’s only ‘Faux News’ thats unfair.

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Dramatic Chipmunk

June 26, 2007

CJ showed this to me, sez it’s pretty popular. Whaddya think?

And this one too:

And the best one yet:


I’ve Been Tagged!

June 26, 2007

My friend Mixter has meme-tagged me! Here goes!

1. All right, here are the rules.
2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Eight random things about Frznagn:

1. I wore braces. Exciting, I know.

2. My first bike was pink. And yes, it was a girls bike too. My mother hated me.

3. I’m a rebel… I’m the only one in my High School graduating class that DIDN’T wear a tie.

4. My first car was a junkyard special. At least three different shades of green, no key for the doors/ignition. A 1971 Plymouth Satellite. Something like this. Yes, my mother hated me. It had a 318 V8 in it. I actually got it up to 115 mph! I was running out of straight road or I would’ve gave it more gas and seen if I could bury the speedometer.

5. You’ll like this one. I got sent to the mental ward once when I was in the AF. Honest. They told me to mow the grass around our building. And I did it. Then they sent me to the wacky ward. I found out the reason later. Long story short, I missed a spot. There was another small building on our plot of land and I didn’t do around it. I thought it was someone else’s responsibility. I was a newbie there and you’d figure they would’ve explained it better. I filled out the forms and never heard back from them. Apparently, there wasn’t a good enough basis for me to be there.

6. I have an oddball sense of humor. Example, my corniest line ever (never before told to another soul because it is that bad. Start groaning): I was getting a ride in an F-15 and early into the flight I noticed a bug flying inside the cockpit. I didn’t want to be distracted by it so I squashed it. I asked if this counts as my first ‘kill’. Hey, I warned you!

7. I’ve been in several car accidents. Each time I’ve ‘seen’ the accident in a dream the night before. Next time I have a dream about one I’m calling in ‘sick’!

8. I was born lonely down by the riverside. Learned to spin fortune wheels, and throw dice. And I was just thirteen when I had to leave home. Knew I couldn’t stick around, I had to roam. Ain’t good looking, but you know I ain’t shy.

Oh wait, that’s the lyrics to Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man by Bob Seger.  Let me try that again.

8. I met my wife in a roller-skating rink. Her best friend tried to hit on me and she was tired of this happening so they fought over me for the next six months. Women. Sheesh!

Since I really don’t know that many people, I’ll tag:

1. CJ

2. Tas

3. Kryton42

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this!!!


More silence on the left…

June 25, 2007

Boy: Taliban Recruited Me to Bomb Troops

The story of a 6-year-old Afghan boy who says he thwarted an effort by Taliban militants to trick him into being a suicide bomber provoked tears and anger at a meeting of tribal leaders.

The account from Juma Gul, a dirt-caked child who collects scrap metal for money, left American soldiers dumbfounded that a youngster could be sent on such a mission. Afghan troops crowded around the boy to call him a hero.

Though the Taliban dismissed the story as propaganda, at a time when U.S. and NATO forces are under increasing criticism over civilian casualties, both Afghan tribal elders and U.S. military officers said they were convinced by his dramatic account.

And we believe the Taliban, right?

Haji Niaz Mohammad, one of the elders at the gathering, said he hoped “God makes the Afghan government strong” so it can defeat the Taliban.

“They are the enemy of Muslims and the enemy of the children,” he said, shaking his fists in anger.

Why these people aren’t ratting out the Taliban is beyond me.  Dangerous? Maybe, but how will it be when we leave?

And as a side note: Stop buying the friggin’ illegal drugs that support these MoFo’s!!


Didn’t you see this coming?

June 23, 2007

A Yemeni guard opened fire Saturday at the employees of an international oil company in Yemen, killing an Indian national and seriously wounding an American, two Britons, a Tunisian and a Yemeni man, security and local officials said.

Shabwa province governor, Ali al-Maqqdishi, identified the guard as Jamel Mohammed el-Raaie, and said he was mentally disturbed.

If you knew that he was mentally disturbed, then why wasn’t he removed from his position? They must have a pretty strong union to allow mentally disturbed people to run around with weapons. My thought is, it’s just a cover-up. Someone probably went to the dark side and decided to kill the infidels and the authorities don’t want to admit it.


These numbers must not be important

June 21, 2007

Poll: Americans Give Democratic Congress All-Time Low Rating

Democrats pledged to take Congress in a new direction when it won control in November 2006, but less than six months after taking the reins, Americans aren’t pleased with the results, giving lawmakers an all-time low public confidence rating.

Good job guys!

The poll shows an all-time lowest confidence rating and one of the lowest ratings for any institution in 30 years. The lowest confidence rating for Congress was 18 percent during 1991 to 1994. In 1994, the House switched from a Democratic to Republican majority after 40 years of one-party rule.

Looks like they’re back to square one!

“In six months, Democrat congressional leadership has managed to bring it all back to where they began — at the lowest congressional confidence levels in Gallup’s history — at least we know Democrats can be successful at something,” NRSC spokeswoman Rebecca Fisher said in a statement.

Do you ever get the feeling that the quality of politicians has just gone down the tubes?


What took so long?

June 20, 2007

Arabs Losing Faith in ‘the Cause’

 Why is America trying to pour new money and more weapons into Palestinian Arab hands barely days after the Gaza debacle? It is an ill-considered policy, both premature and useless. The only sure result will be that warring gangs in the West Bank will use every new weapon to continue the mayhem and that the millions paid out won’t buy as much as a bottle of milk for Palestinian Arab civilians. Instead, the money will end up in the pockets and bank accounts of the same crooks who lost Gaza.

Duh!

Arab voices, both expert and popular, are rising in vociferous denunciations of the once sacrosanct Palestinian Arabs.

About time!

Palestinians today need to be left without a shred of a doubt” as to what other Arabs think of them, a widely read opinion commentator for the Saudi daily Asharq Al Awsat, Mamoun Fandy, thundered on Monday. “We need to tell them the only thing they have proven over 50 years is that they are adolescents who cannot and should not be trusted to run institutions of state or any other important matters.”

hamas

Like you want to negotiate with this guy?