Friday, December 28, 2007

Hillary: Just Shut Up and Listen to me Talk

“I was a little bit underwhelmed,’’ said Doug Rohde, 46, as he left her a rally in a fire station in Denison. “The message was very generic -- and no questions.’’

Idiot: Ron Paul Blames US for Bhutto's Death

Will John McCain Peak at the Right Time?

Transcript of Al-Qaeda Phone Call After Bhutto Murder

Here is a translation of the transcript of the alleged telephone conversation from senior al-Qa'eda leader Baitullah Mehsud to another militant said to have been intercepted after the assassination.

Maulvi Sahib (MS): Asalaam Aleikum (Peace be with you)

Baitullah Mehsud (BM): Waleikum Asalam (And also with you)

MS: Chief, how are you?

BM: I am fine.

MS: Congratulations, I just got back during the night.

BM: Congratulations to you, were they our men?

MS: Yes they were ours.

BM: Who were they?

MS: There was Saeed, there was Bilal from Badar and Ikramullah.

BM: The three of them did it?

MS: Ikramullah and Bilal did it.

BM: Then congratulations.

MS: Where are you? I want to meet you.

BM: I am at Makeen (town in South Waziristan tribal region), come over, I am at Anwar Shah's house.

MS: OK, I'll come.

BM: Don't inform their house for the time being.

MS: OK.

BM: It was a tremendous effort. They were really brave boys who killed her.

MS: Mashallah (Thank God). When I come I will give you all the details.

BM: I will wait for you. Congratulations, once again congratulations.

MS: Congratulations to you.

BM: Anything I can do for you?

MS: Thank you very much.

BM: Asalaam Aleikum.

MS: Waaleikum Asalaam.

Video: Apache Shoots up Terrorists & Their Truck

Good News on Immigration From 6 Nations

Should new immigrants be required to take a citizenship and language test in order to remain in (the UK/ France/ Italy/ Spain/ Germany/ the U.S.)?

USA

BRI

FRA

ITA

ESP

GER

Yes

80%

83%

61%

61%

50%

86%

No

11%

8%

21%

29%

35%

9%

Not sure

8%

10%

18%

10%

15%

5%

Source: Harris Interactive / Financial Times
Methodology: Online interviews with 6,226 adults in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States, conducted from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2007. Margin of error for individual countries is 3 per cent.

Portuguese Prefer Prostitution

Do you support or oppose the legalization of prostitution in "trick houses".

Support

51.1%

Oppose

24.0%

Not sure

24.9%

Source: Marktest / Diario de Noticias / TSF
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 807 Portuguese adults, conducted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2007. Margin of error is 3.45 per cent.

UK: Conservatives Lead Labour by 11

What party would you vote for in the next general election?

Dec. 2007

Nov. 2007

Aug. 2007

Conservative

41%

40%

36%

Labour

30%

27%

36%

Liberal Democrat

16%

18%

15%

Other

13%

15%

13%

Source: Communicate Research / The Independent
Methodology: Interviews with 1,004 British adults, conducted from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Hillary's National Lead Disappears

Giuliani v. Rodham Clinton

Dec. 18

Dec. 4

Nov. 8

Rudy Giuliani (R)

45%

43%

46%

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

44%

46%

42%

Romney v. Rodham Clinton

Dec. 18

Dec. 4

Nov. 8

Mitt Romney (R)

44%

43%

42%

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

43%

46%

47%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 likely American voters, conducted on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18, 2007. Margin of error is 3.5 per cent.

NBC's Ann Curry Shows Blatant Bias Against Mitt Romney

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Al-Qaeda Takes 'Credit' For Bhutto Killing

India Condemns Bhutto Murder

"Mrs.Bhutto was a brave and outstanding woman leader of the sub-continent. That she should fall to a barbarous terrorist attack is particularly tragic, and should strengthen our resolve to fight this scourge."
—External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee

Caught: Terrorists Responsible for Kidnapping 3 US Soldiers

Last Footage of Benazir Bhutto

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Laura Ingraham Comments on Huckabee Illegal-Alien Pandering

Top 100 Baby Names in Britain for 2007

Top 50 boys and girls names in England and Wales in 2007

The number after the name indicates the number of spots a name has moved up or down the list from the previous year.

Boys

1. Jack
2. Thomas
3. Oliver +1
4. Joshua -1
5. Harry
6. Charlie +4
7. Daniel +2
8. William -1
9. James -3
10. Alfie +6
11. Samuel -3
12. George +2
13. Joseph -1
14. Benjamin -3
15. Ethan +4
16. Lewis +4
17. Mohammed +5
18. Jake -3
19. Dylan +4
20. Jacob +1
21. Luke -4
22. Callum -9
23. Alexander +1
24. Matthew -6
25. Ryan
26. Adam
27. Tyler
28. Liam +3
29. Harvey -1
30. Max -1
31. Harrison +5
32. Jayden new entry +36
33. Cameron -3
34. Henry +5
35. Archie +5
36. Connor -1
37. Jamie -5
38. Muhammad +6
39. Oscar +8
40. Edward +1
41. Lucas +7
42. Isaac new entry +13
43. Leo -10
44. Owen -10
45. Nathan -8
46. Michael -4
47. Finley new entry +13
48. Ben -10
49. Aaron -6
50. Noah -4

Girls

1. Grace +1
2. Ruby +2
3. Olivia -2
4. Emily +1
5. Jessica -2
6. Sophie
7. Chloe
8. Lily +1
9. Ella +2
10. Amelia +6
11. Lucy -3
12. Charlotte
13. Ellie -3
14. Mia
15. Evie +6
16. Hannah -1
17. Megan
18. Katie -5
19. Isabella
20. Isabelle +9
21. Millie -1
22. Abigail
23. Amy -5
24. Daisy +1
25. Freya -2
26. Emma +1
27. Erin +1
28. Poppy +2
29. Molly -5
30. Holly -4
31. Phoebe +3
32. Jasmine -1
33. Caitlin +2
34. Imogen +14
35. Madison +4
36. Elizabeth +5
37. Sophia +12
38. Keira -5
39. Scarlett +7
40. Leah -8
41. Ava new entry +23
42. Georgia -5
43. Alice +4
44. Summer new entry +15
45. Isabel -1
46. Rebecca -10
47. Lauren -9
48. Amber -8
49. Eleanor -7
50. Bethany -7

+/- indicates movement since last year.

Source: timesonline.co.uk

Video: Girl Gets Dad Back From Iraq for Christmas

Americans Split Over Gun Control

Does the United States need stricter gun control laws?

Dec. 2007

May 2007

Yes

42%

43%

No

44%

49%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 American likely voters, conducted on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Peruvians Want Free-Trade With US

Do you support or oppose the free trade agreement between Peru and the United States?

Support

66%

Oppose

25%

Source: Ipsos, Apoyo, Opinión y Mercado / El Comercio
Methodology: Interviews with 1,007 Peruvian adults, conducted from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2007. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Russia: Putin Puppet Has Huge Lead

If the presidential election were conducted this Sunday, which of these candidates would you vote for?

Dmitry Medvedev

45%

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

5%

Gennady Zyuganov

5%

Boris Nemtsov

1%

Mikhail Fradkov

1%

Other

5%

Would not vote

8%

Hard to answer

30%

How would you rate Dmitry Medvedev’s chances in the election?

He will earn a substantial victory

55%

He will win, but barely ahead of his rivals

17%

He will lose

4 %

Hard to answer

24%

Source: All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center
Methodology: Interviews with 1,600 Russian adults, conducted on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16. 2007. Margin of error is 3.4 per cent.

Funny Story From Iraq

Video: Tiger Kills 1, Mauls 2

Illinois: Obama Would do Better Against GOP Than Hillary

North Carolina: Giuliania Leads Hillary Who Leads Romney

Rudy Giuliani (R) 40%
Hillary Clinton (D) 39%

Hillary Clinton (D) 42%
Mitt Romney (R) 40%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Iraq Video: Terrorist Sniper Gets Blasted

Video: NY's Slutty Weather Girl

John Kerry's Priorities: Football Game

Iraq: Churches Full for Christmas

Canada: What is Morally Acceptable?

Divorce more acceptable than gambling?

Doctor-assisted suicide better than Playboy?

Screwed up priorities, but I would of thought it would be worse, given Canada's recent record. At least only 1 in 100 people thinks being pedophile is OK. 91 think it's bad. 8 don't have an opinion? Hmm...


Regardless of whether or not you think each of the following issues should be legal, please indicate whether you personally believe they are morally acceptable or morally wrong.

Acceptable

Wrong

Contraception

93%

3%

Divorce

83%

12%

Sexual relations between an unmarried man and woman

81%

15%

Having a baby outside of marriage

77%

17%

Medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos

64%

21%

Doctor-assisted suicide

62%

25%

Abortion

61%

27%

Gambling

61%

28%

Sexual relations between two people of the same sex

59%

33%

Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur

51%

36%

The death penalty

47%

41%

Medical testing on animals

40%

47%

Pornography

38%

54%

Prostitution

36%

55%

Cloning animals

29%

56%

Suicide

25%

62%

Using illegal drugs

20%

68%

Married men and/or women having an affair

17%

76%

Cloning humans

11%

78%

Polygamy, when one husband has more than one wife at the same time

10%

84%

Paedophilia

1%

91%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,004 Canadian adults, conducted on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Limp Upper Lip

Turning to the issue of Afghanistan… As you may know British and American troops have retaken the town of Musa Qala from the Taliban. Do you think British and NATO troops are winning the war with the Taliban in Afghanistan or not?

Yes the British troops are winning

14%

No they are not winning but victory is possible eventually

35%

No they are not winning and victory is not possible

33%

Don’t know

18%

Should British troops be brought home from Afghanistan?

Yes—all troops should be withdrawn immediately

27%

Yes—most troops should be withdrawn soon, and the rest within the next year or so

35%

No—British troops should remain in Afghanistan as long as the Afghan government wants them there

27%

Don’t know

11%

Source: YouGov
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,481 British adults, conducted from Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Germany: Conservatives Popular

What party would you vote for in the next federal election?

Dec. 13

Dec. 5

Nov. 14

Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social Party (CSU)

39%

40%

41%

Social Democratic Party (SPD)

28%

28%

30%

Left Party (Linke)

10%

11%

9%

Free Democratic Party (FDP)

10%

9%

8%

Green Party (Grune)

9%

9%

9%

Source: Infratest-Dimap
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 German voters, conducted on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Most Israelis Want to Rid Gaza of Hamas Nightmare

Should Israel depose the Hamas government in Gaza by military force?

Yes

62%

No

26%

Other replies

12%

Source: Maagar Mochot / Israel Radio
Methodology: Interviews with 503 Israeli adults, conducted on Dec. 19, 2007. Margin of error is 4.5 per cent.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Huckabee Snuggles Up to Catholic-Hater

New Hampshire: Sununu Leads Shaheen by 11 pts.

2008 US Senate Shaheen Sununu Undecided
All voters 41% 52% 7%

Source: American Research Group


This is quite an improvement by Sununu, who had been losing by 5 in September.

McCain Leads Hillary by Six

John McCain (R) 49%
Hillary Clinton (D) 43%

Giuliani, Romney Both Lead Hillary by 1 pt. Nationally

Hillary Clinton (D) 44%
Rudy Giuliani (R) 45%

Hillary Clinton (D) 43%
Mitt Romney (R) 44%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

New Hampshire: Obama & Hillary in Close Race

U.S. Presidential Election 2008 - New Hampshire Democratic Primary

Contenders (in alphabetical order): Joe Biden (JB), Chris Dodd (CD), John Edwards (JE), Mike Gravel (MG), Dennis Kucinich (DK), Barack Obama (BO), Bill Richardson (BR), Hillary Rodham Clinton (HC).

HC

BO

JE

BR

DK

JB

CD

MG

(21) UNH / Boston Globe 28% 30% 14% 7% 4% 3% -- --
(20) American Research Group 27% 21% 18% 2% 4% 1% 1% --
(19) Gallup / USA Today 32% 32% 18% 8% 3% 4% 1% 1%
(18) Rasmussen Reports 31% 28% 18% 8% 3% 2% 1% --
(17) UNH / CNN / WMUR 38% 26% 14% 8% 2% 2% -- --
(16) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News 34% 25% 15% 6% 2% 2% 1% 1%
(15) Research 2000 31% 32% 18% 8% 3% 2% 1% --

(14) Suffolk Univ.

33% 26% 15% 5% 1% -- 1% --
(13) UNH / CNN / WMUR 31% 30% 16% 7% 3% 1% 1% --
(12) Rasmussen Reports 28% 31% 17% 8% 3% 4% -- 1%
(11) Mason-Dixon 30% 27% 10% 7% 3% 3% 1% --
(10) Zogby International 32% 21% 16% 6% 3% 4% -- --
(9) TNS / Wash. Post / ABC 35% 29% 17% 10% 3% 2% 1% --
(8) Marist College 37% 23% 17% 12% 3% 3% -- --
(7) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News 30% 23% 17% 12% 3% 3% 1% --
(6) Rasmussen Reports 33% 26% 15% 9% 4% 4% 1% --
(5) American Research Group 34% 23% 17% 10% 2% 3% 2% 1%
(4) Suffolk Univ. 34% 22% 15% 9% 3% 2% 1% --
(3) Pew Research Center 38% 19% 15% 10% 4% 2% 1% --
(2) UNH / CNN / WMUR 36% 22% 13% 12% 3% 2% 1% --

(1) CBS / NYT

37%

22%

9%

6%

5%

2%

1%

--

Methodology and Sources:

(21) UNH / Boston Globe (420 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 16-20, 2007, 4.9 MofE)
(20) American Research Group (600 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 16-19, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(19) Gallup / USA Today (510 likely Democratic
primary voters, Dec. 17-19, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(18) Rasmussen Reports (791 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 18, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(17) UNH / CNN / WMUR (469 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 13-17, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(16) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News (500 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 11-13, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(15) Research 2000 (Democratic primary voters out of 600 registered voters, Dec. 10-12, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(14) Suffolk Univ. (300 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 9-11, 2007, 5.6 MofE)
(13) UNH / CNN / WMUR (378 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 6-10, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(12) Rasmussen Reports (841 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 9, 2007, 3.5 MofE)
(11) Mason-Dixon / McClatchy / MSNBC (400 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 3-6, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(10) Zogby International (502 likely Democratic primary voters, Dec. 1-3, 2007, 4.5 MofE)
(9) TNS / WP / ABC (592 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(8) Marist College (454 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2007, 4.4 MofE)
(7) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News (500 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 27-29, 2007, 4 MofE)
(6) Rasmussen Reports (959 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 29, 2007, 3.5 MofE)
(5) American Research Group (600 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 26-29, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(4) Suffolk Univ. (389 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 25-27, 2007, 5 MofE)
(3) Pew Research Center (594 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 7-25, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(2) UNH /CNN / WMUR (389 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 14-18, 2007, 5 MofE)
(1) CBS News / New York Times (417 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 9-12, 2007, 5.0 MofE)

New Hampshire: McCain Closin in on Romney

Contenders (in alphabetical order): Rudy Giuliani (RG), Mike Huckabee (MH), Duncan Hunter (DH), John McCain (JM), Ron Paul (RP), Mitt Romney (MR), Tom Tancredo (TT), Fred Thompson (FT).

Note: Tancredo officially dropped out of the race on Dec. 20, 2007.

MR

RG

JM

RP

MH

FT

TT

DH

AK
(21) UNH / Boston Globe 28% 14% 25% 8% 10% 3% -- --
(20) American Research Group 26% 16% 26% 4% 11% 4% 1% 1% 1%
(19) Gallup / USA Today 34% 11% 27% 9% 9% 4% -- 1% --
(18) Rasmussen Reports 31% 13% 27% 7% 11% 3% 1% -- n.a.
(17) UNH / CNN / WMUR 34% 16% 22% 5% 10% 1% 1% 1% n.a.
(16) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News 33% 16% 20% 8% 11% 2% 1% -- --
(15) Research 2000 31% 18% 17% 7% 9% 3% 1% 1% --
(14) Suffolk Univ. 31% 17% 19% 5% 10% 4% 1% -- 1%
(13) Rasmussen Reports 32% 15% 18% 8% 14% 2% 3% 1% --
(12) UNH / CNN / WMUR 25% 17% 16% 5% 11% 6% 1% -- --
(11) Mason-Dixon 25% 17% 16% 5% 11% 6% 1% 1% 1%
(10) Zogby International 35% 15% 17% 7% 10% 3% 1% 1% --
(9) TNS / Wash. Post / ABC 37% 16% 20% 8% 9% 4% -- 1% --
(8) Marist College 29% 17% 17% 6% 11% 4% 1% 2% --
(7) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News 29% 19% 21% 4% 7% 4% -- 1% --
(6) Rasmussen Reports 34% 15% 15% 8% 14% 3% 1% 1% --
(5) American Research Group 36% 22% 11% 2% 13% 3% 1% -- --
(4) Suffolk Univ. 34% 20% 13% 8% 7% 2% -- 1% --
(3) Pew Research Center 37% 19% 15% 9% 7% 3% 1% 1% --

(2) UNH /CNN / WMUR

33% 16% 18% 8% 5% 4% 1% -- --

(1) CBS / NYT

34%

16%

16%

8%

6%

5%

--

--

--

Methodology and Sources:

(21) UNH / Boston Globe (405 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 16-20, 2007, 4.9 MofE)
(20) American Research Group (600 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 16-19, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(19) Gallup / USA Today (477 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 17-19, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(18) Rasmussen Reports (746 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 18, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(17) UNH / CNN / WMUR (411 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 13-17, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(16) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News (500 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 11-13, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(15) Research 2000 (Republican primary voters out of 600 registered voters, Dec. 10-12, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(14) Suffolk Univ. (300 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 9-11, 2007, 5.6 MofE)
(13) Rasmussen Reports (732 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 11, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(12) UNH / CNN / WMUR (354 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 6-10, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(11) Mason-Dixon / McClatchy / MSNBC (400 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 3-6, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(10) Zogby International (508 likely Republican primary voters, Dec. 1-3, 2007, 4.4 MofE)
(9) TNS / WP / ABC (488 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2007, 4.4 MofE)
(8) Marist College (343 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2007, 5.5 MofE)
(7) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News (500 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 27-29, 2007, 4 MofE)
(6) Rasmussen Reports (881 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 29, 2007, 3.0 MofE)
(5) American Research Group (600 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 26-29, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(4) Suffolk Univ. (300 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 25-27, 2007, 4.5 MofE)
(3) Pew Research Center (446 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 7-25, 2007, 5.5 MofE)
(2) UNH / CNN / WMUR (389 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 14-18, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(1) CBS News / New York Times (302 likely Republican primary voters, Nov. 9-12, 2007, 6.0 MofE)

Scotland: Independence a Close Call

Do you agree or disagree with the Scottish government negotiations a settlement with the government of the United Kingdom so that Scotland becomes an independent state?

Dec. 2007

Aug. 2007

Agree

40%

35%

Disagree

44%

50%

Undecided

16%

15%

Source: TNS System Three
Methodology: Interviews with 1,000 Scottish voters, conducted in late November and early December 2007. No margin of error was provided.

McCain Leads Hillary, Obama

Dec. 2007

Nov. 2007

Oct. 2007

John McCain (R)

47%

45%

44%

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

42%

46%

47%

McCain v. Obama

Dec. 2007

Sept. 2007

Jul. 2007

John McCain (R)

44%

38%

40%

Barack Obama (D)

40%

40%

47%

Huckabee v. Rodham Clinton

Dec. 2007

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

47%

Mike Huckabee (R)

38%

Huckabee v. Obama

Dec. 2007

Barack Obama (D)

44%

Mike Huckabee (R)

35%

Source: Opinion Dynamics / Fox News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 900 registered American voters, conducted on Dec. 18 and Dec. 19, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Top 21 Radiohead Songs

From the world's most over-rated band:

1. Paranoid Android
2. How To Disappear Completely
3. Idioteque
4. Let Down
5. Pyramid Song
6. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
7. Fake Plastic Trees
8. There There (Boney King of Nowhere)
9. Everything In its Right Place
10. Karma Police
11. Exit Music (For a Film)
12. Reckoner
13. Nude
14. Lucky
15. 2+2=5 (The Lukewarm)
16. No Surprises
17. Climbing Up The Walls
18. Airbag
19. National Anthem
20. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
21. Jigsaw Falling Into Place

Source: Ateaseweb.com

Colorado: GOP Beating Hillary, Except for Romney

Colorado - 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

Rudy Giuliani (R) 44% - 40% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
John McCain (R) 44% - 40% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Mike Huckabee (R) 42% - 41% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Mitt Romney (R) 40% - 43% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 500 likely Colorado voters, conducted on Nov. 28, 2007. Margin of error is 4.5 per cent.

Iowa: Obama Surging

U.S. Presidential Election 2008 - Iowa Democratic Caucus

Contenders (in alphabetical order): Joe Biden (JB), Chris Dodd (CD), John Edwards (JE), Mike Gravel (MG), Dennis Kucinich (DK), Barack Obama (BO), Bill Richardson (BR), Hillary Rodham Clinton (HC).

HC

BO

JE

BR

JB

DK

CD

MG

(16) PSRA / Newsweek 29% 35% 18% 9% 4% -- -- --
(15) Mason-Dixon 27% 25% 21% 9% 5% 1% 1% --
(14) Strategic Vision 25% 32% 25% 3% 5% 1% 1% --
(13) Zogby International 27% 24% 21% 8% 5% 2% -- --
(12) American Research Group 25% 27% 23% 4% 8% 2% 3% --
(11) Selzer & Co. / DM Register 25% 28% 23% 9% 6% 1% 1% --
(10) Rasmussen Reports 27% 25% 24% 10% -- -- -- --
(9) Strategic Vision 29% 29% 23% 6% 4% 1% 1% --
(8) Pew Research Center 31% 26% 19% 10% 2% 1% 1% --
(7) TNS / WP /ABC News 26% 30% 22% 11% 4% 2% 1% --
(6) Iowa State University 31% 20% 24% 11% 4% 1% 1% --
(5) Research 2000 27% 25% 21% 10% 4% 1% 1% --
(4) American Research Group 27% 21% 20% 12% 5% 2% 3% --
(3) Rasmussen Reports 29% 24% 25% 10% 3% n.a. n.a. n.a.

(2) Strategic Vision

29%

27%

20%

7%

5%

1%

1%

--

(1) CBS / NYT

25%

22%

23%

12%

4%

1%

1%

--

Methodology and Sources:

(16) PSRA / Newsweek (395 likely Democratic caucus goers, Dec. 5-6, 2007, 6.0 MofE)
(15) Mason-Dixon / McClatchy / MSNBC (400 likely Democratic caucus goers, Dec. 3-6, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(14) Strategic Vision (600 likely Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2007, 4.4 MofE)
(13) Zogby International (514 likely Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2007, 4.4 MofE)
(12) American Research Group (600 likely Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 26-29, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(11) Selzer & Co. / Des Moines Register (500 likely Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 25-28, 2007, 4.4 MofE)
(10) Rasmussen Reports (1,156 likely Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 26-27, 2007, 3.0 MofE)
(9) Strategic Vision (600 likely Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 23-25, 2007, 4.5 MofE)
(8) Pew Research Center (460 likely Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 7-25, 2007, 6.0 MofE)
(7) TNS / Washington Post / ABC News (500 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 14-18, 2007, 4.5 MofE)
(6) Iowa State University (Democratic caucus goers out of 1,416 registered voters, Nov. 6-18, 2007, 6.0 MofE)
(5) Research 2000 (400 Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 12-14, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(4) American Research Group (600 Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 10-14, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(3) Rasmussen Reports (1,239 Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 12, 2007, 3.0 MofE)
(2) Strategic Vision (600 Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 9-12, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(1) CBS News / New York Times (793 Democratic caucus goers, Nov. 2-11, 2007, 4.0 MofE)

Finns Don't Want Territory Seized From Them by Russia in 1939

Do you think Russia should allow Finland to regain sovereignty over Karelia?

Yes

38%

No

43%

Not sire

19%

Source: MC-Info / Karjala
Methodology: Interviews with 1,000 Finns, aged 15 and up, conducted in November 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Nebraska: Democrats Bribe Republican to Switch Parties With Opportunity to be Senate Candidate

Because in the entire state, the Democrats could not find one person strong enough to run.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Jenna Bush Calls Dad on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Bolivia: Evo Losing Support

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"Don't worry Evo—Fidel, Hillary, Vladimir, Mahmoud and Osama still like you"


Do you approve or disapprove of Evo Morales’ performance as president?

Nov. 2007

Oct. 2007

Sept. 2007

Approve

52%

62%

59%

Disapprove

42%

34%

37%

Source: Ipsos Apoyo, Opinión y Mercado
Methodology: Interviews with 1,022 Bolivian adults in La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, conducted from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Bizarre: British Poll Finds Labour Much More 'Sleazy' Than Conservatives

Do you agree or disagree with these statements?

Labour these days gives the impression of being very sleazy and disreputable

Agree

60%

Disagree

28%

Don’t know

12%

The Conservatives these days give the impression of being very sleazy and disreputable

Agree

31%

Disagree

49%

Don’t know

21%

Source: YouGov / Daily Telegraph
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,038 British adults, conducted from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Another Poll—Giuliani Leads This One

I’m going to read you the names of some possible Republican presidential candidates. Who would you most like to see nominated as the Republican Party’s candidate for president in 2008?

Nov. 2007

Oct. 2007

Sept. 2007

Rudy Giuliani

26%

31%

32%

John McCain

17%

18%

15%

Fred Thompson

13%

17%

21%

Mitt Romney

13%

9%

9%

Mike Huckabee

11%

8%

4%

Ron Paul

4%

3%

1%

Duncan Hunter

1%

--

--

Tom Tancredo

--

1%

1%

Newt Gingrich

n.a.

n.a.

6%

Sam Brownback

n.a.

n.a.

2%

Other

1%

1%

1%

None

3%

4%

2%

Not sure

11%

8%

6%

Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 448 registered Republicans or Republican leaners, conducted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2007. Margin of error is 5.5 per cent.

Hungary: Fidesz Continues to Hold Huge Lead

If an election were held today, what party would you support?
(Decided Voters)

Nov. 2007

Oct. 2007

Sept. 2007

Hungarian Citizens Party (Fidesz)

62%

58%

59%

Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)

24%

30%

30%

Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF)

6%

5%

4%

Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ)

3%

4%

3%

Source: Szonda Ipsos
Methodology: Interviews with 1,500 Hungarian adults, conducted from Nov. 16 to Nov. 24, 2007. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Huckabee Leads Giuliani, 20 to 17

South Dakota Happiest State, Utah Saddest

1. South Dakota

2. Hawaii

3. New Jersey

4. Iowa

5. Maryland

6. Minnesota

7. Louisiana

8. Illinois

9. North Dakota

10. Texas

11. Georgia

12. Vermont

13. Nebraska

14. Florida

15. California

16. Massachusetts

17. Pennsylvania

18. Virginia

19. New York

20. New Hampshire

21. Alaska

22. Michigan

23. District of Columbia

24. Delaware

25. Arizona

26. Alabama

27. North Carolina

28. South Carolina

29. Kansas

30. Wisconsin

31. Tennessee

32. Montana

33. Mississippi

34. Colorado

35. Washington

36. New Mexico

37. Oregon

38. Connecticut

39. Indiana

40. Arkansas

41. Maine

42. Wyoming

43. Ohio

44. Missouri

45. Idaho

46. Oklahoma

47. Nevada

48. Rhode Island

49. Kentucky

50. West Virginia

51. Utah

Source: MSNBC

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Black Panthers Attack Man Who Protected Neighbors Home

New Hampshire: Hillary's Lead Not Safe

U.S. Presidential Election 2008 - New Hampshire Democratic Primary

Contenders (in alphabetical order): Joe Biden (JB), Chris Dodd (CD), John Edwards (JE), Mike Gravel (MG), Dennis Kucinich (DK), Barack Obama (BO), Bill Richardson (BR), Hillary Rodham Clinton (HC).

HC

BO

JE

BR

DK

JB

CD

MG

(7) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News 30% 23% 17% 12% 3% 3% 1% --
(6) Rasmussen Reports 33% 26% 15% 9% 4% 4% 1% --
(5) American Research Group 34% 23% 17% 10% 2% 3% 2% 1%
(4) Suffolk Univ. 34% 22% 15% 9% 3% 2% 1% --
(3) Pew Research Center 38% 19% 15% 10% 4% 2% 1% --
(2) UNH / CNN / WMUR 36% 22% 13% 12% 3% 2% 1% --

(1) CBS / NYT

37%

22%

9%

6%

5%

2%

1%

--

Methodology and Sources:

(7) Opinion Dynamics / Fox News (500 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 27-29, 2007, 4 MofE)
(6) Rasmussen Reports (959 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 29, 2007, 3.5 MofE)
(5) American Research Group (600 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 26-29, 2007, 4.0 MofE)
(4) Suffolk Univ. (389 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 25-27, 2007, 5 MofE)

(3) Pew Research Center (594 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 7-25, 2007, 5.0 MofE)
(2) UNH /CNN / WMUR (389 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 14-18, 2007, 5 MofE)
(1) CBS News / New York Times (417 likely Democratic primary voters, Nov. 9-12, 2007, 5.0 MofE)

UK: Conservative Leads Rises to 11 pts

If there were a general election tomorrow, which party would you vote for?

Nov. 28

Nov. 22

Nov. 16

Conservative

43%

41%

41%

Labour

32%

32%

35%

Liberal Democrats

14%

14%

13%

Other

11%

13%

11%

Source: YouGov / Daily Telegraph
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,966 British adults, conducted from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Louisiana: Kennedy Leads Landrieu by 7 pts

John Kennedy 45%
Mary Landrieu 38%
Someone else 3%
Not sure 15%

Source: Zogby International

Monday, December 3, 2007

Hugo Loses

North Carolina: Helping Illegal Aliens Will Hurt Democrats

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Above: The Democrat's answer to those who think unlimitted illegal immigration might not be such a great idea.

Republicans Have Better Mental Health Than Democrats, Independants

This may be because Democrats are nuts.

Nebraska: Democrats Struggle to Find Senate Candidate

British MP Calls Police on Reporters for Calling Hama 'Terrorists'

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A Pig Named Muhammed

British Strongly Enjoy Abortion

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - It should be legal for a woman to have an abortion when she has an unwanted pregnancy

Agree

63%

Disagree

14%

Neither

16%

Don’t know

4%

Prefer not to say

3%

Source: YouGov
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,983 British adults, conducted from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Italy: Conservative Opposition Favored in Election

Voting Intention - Chamber of Deputies

Opposition (Centre-Right)

53.8%

Italian People of Freedom Party (PdL)

33.2%

National Alliance (AN)

9.0%

Northern League (LN)

4.8%

Union of Christian and Centre-Democrats (UDC)

2.8%

Storace’s Right (La D di S)

3.0%

Other centre-right parties

1.0%

Union (Centre-Left)

45.7%

Democratic Party (PD)

30.0%

Communist Refoundation Party (PRC)

3.0%

Green Federation (Verdi)

3.0%

Party of Italian Communists (PCI)

1.0%

Democratic Left (SD)

1.0%

Italy of Values (Lista di Pietro)

3.0%

Popular Alliance (UDEUR)

1.0%

Italian Radicals (RI)

1.0%

Italian Socialist Party of Craxi (PSI-Craxi)

2.5%

Other centre-left

0.2%

Other parties

0.5%

Source: Ekma Ricerche Srl
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 Italian adults, conducted on Nov. 19, 2007. Margin of error is 3.5 per cent.

Huckabee Trails Hillary by 1 pt, Obama by 4

Hillary Clinton (D) 46%
Mike Huckabee (R) 45%

Barack Obama (D)45%
Mike Huckabee (R)41%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Iowa: Huckabee Takes the Lead

Mike Huckabee 28%

Mitt Romney 25%

Rudy Giuliani 12%

Fred Thompson 11%

Ron Paul 5%

John McCain 4%

Tom Tancredo 4%

Duncan Hunter 1%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How Democrats Broke Law to Buy-Off Illegal Aliens

Iran Will Use Pope as Protection Against Attack

Nevada Prostitutes Helping Ron Paul Raise Money

Hillary Counting on Old Broads to Win

Florida: Huckabee Makes Giant Leap in Poll

Giuliani 26 (-7 vs. 10/19 poll)
Huckabee 17 (+9)
McCain 13 (+4)
Romney 12 (-5)
Thompson 9 (-4)
Paul 3 (na)

Source: Insider Advantage via Real Clear Politics

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Video: Police Dog Attacks Player During Football Game

Prison Guard Fired for Playboy Appearance; Wants Job Back

British Try to Keep Teacher in Sudan from Being Lashed

National Poll: Giuliani 23, Romney 15, Huckabee 13

Colombia: Uribe Very Popular

Do you approve or disapprove of Álvaro Uribe’s performance as president?

Nov. 2007

Sept. 2007

Jul. 2007

Approve

78%

73%

66%

Disapprove

19%

20%

27%

Source: Gallup
Methodology: Telephone interviews to 1,000 Colombian adults in the cities of Bogotá, Medellin, Cali and Barranquilla, conducted from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Israel: No Trust in Government Leaders Attending Annapolis Conference

On the eve of Annapolis, do you have confidence in the three leaders of the government?

Yes

No

Ehud Olmert

24%

75%

Ehud Barak

29%

68%

Tzipi Livni

52%

44%

The entire leadership

27%

69%

Should borders, Jerusalem, and the "right of return" be negotiated already at the start of the talks?

Yes

35%

No

63%

Source: Dahaf Institute / Yediot Ahronot
Methodology: Interviews with 500 Israeli adults, conducted on Nov. 22, 2007. Margin of error is 4.5 per cent.

Germany: Conservative's Lead Grows Slightly

What party would you support in Germany’s next federal election?

Nov. 16

Nov. 2

Oct. 26

Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social (CSU)

40%

40%

39%

Social Democratic Party (SPD)

24%

26%

26%

Left Party (Linke)

12%

11%

11%

Green Party (Grune)

9%

10%

10%

Free Democratic Party (FDP)

9%

8%

9%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Interviews with 2,501 German adults, conducted from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Spain: Socialists Lead by 7 pts.

What party would you support in the next general election?

Nov. 21

Nov. 6

Oct. 23

Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE)

45%

44.5%

44%

Popular Party (PP)

38%

38%

39%

United Left (IU) /
Initiative for Catalonia-Greens (IC-V)

4%

4%

3.3%

Convergence and Union (CiU)

3.2%

3%

3.2%

Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC)

1.9%

1.9%

1.9%

Basque Nationalist Party (PNV)

1.7%

1.4%

1.4%

Source: Instituto Opina / Cadena Ser
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 Spanish adults, conducted on Nov. 21, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Several Nations See China as Next Superpower

Thinking now of the future and the year 2020, which, if any, of the following countries or regions will be the dominant world power?

BRI

FRA

ITA

ESP

GER

USA

United States

32%

19%

27%

23%

30%

40%

China

28%

47%

38%

45%

25%

24%

Europe

4%

6%

7%

12%

14%

4%

India

3%

7%

10%

1%

4%

2%

Russia

3%

2%

1%

1%

3%

1%

Japan

1%

4%

4%

7%

3%

2%

Other

1%

1%

1%

1%

1%

1%

None of these

2%

--

1%

1%

4%

2%

Not sure

26%

13%

10%

10%

17%

24%

Source: Harris Interactive / Financial Times
Methodology: Online interviews with 6,590 adults in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States, conducted from Nov. 1 to Nov. 14, 2007. Margin of error for individual countries is 3 per cent.

UK: Conservatives Lead by 9 pts

If there were a general election tomorrow, which party would you vote for?

Nov. 22

Nov. 16

Oct. 24

Conservative

41%

41%

41%

Labour

32%

35%

38%

Liberal Democrats

14%

13%

11%

Other

13%

11%

10%

Source: YouGov
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,600 British adults, conducted from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Croatia: Half Want to Join EU

Do you support or oppose Croatia’s accession into the European Union (EU)?

Support

49.8%

Oppose

38.6%

No opinion

12.4%

Source: Promocija Plus
Methodology: Interviews with 1,300 Croatian adults, conducted on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Hungary: Huge Lead for Fidesz

If an election were held today, what party would you support?
(Decided Voters)

Nov. 2007

Oct. 2007

Sept. 2007

Hungarian Citizens Party (Fidesz)

64%

58%

54%

Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)

26%

32%

35%

Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF)

4%

2%

3%

Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ)

4%

2%

3%

Source: Median
Methodology: Interviews with 1,200 Hungarian adults, conducted from Nov. 9 to Nov. 13, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

New Zealand: National Party Lead Grows (A Lot)

If an election were held today which party would receive your party vote?

Nov. 11

Oct. 28

Oct. 14

National

48%

45%

45.5%

Labour

34%

40.5%

39%

Greens

7.5%

6.5%

7.5%

New Zealand First

5.5%

3.5%

3%

Maori Party

2.5%

1.5%

2%

United Future

1%

1.5%

1.5%

ACT

1%

1%

0.5%

Progressives

--

--

--

Source: Roy Morgan International
Methodology: Interviews with 808 New Zealand voters, conducted from Oct. 29 to Nov. 11, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Strange Thanksgiving

Caught on Tape: The Heineken Thief!

Death in India: Terrorist Bombing in Uttar Pradesh

Democrats Officially Become 'Party of the Rich'

2-Year-Old Boy Has Alzheimers

France: Sarkozy Defeating Lazy, Spoiled Railworkers

Maryland: Democrats Now Want to Take People's Gift Certificate Money

Florida: All Top-Tier Republicans Lead Hillary

Republicans & Americans in General Prefer 'Merry Christmas' to 'Happy Holidays'

Merry Christmas 67%
Happy Holidays 26%

Those Who Prefer "Merry Christmas," by Party Affiliation:
Republicans 88%
Democrats 57%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

Giuliani Leads Hillary by 4, Hillary Leads Thompson by 2

Rudy Giuliani (R) 46%
Hillary Clinton (D) 42%

Hillary Clinton (D) 46%
Fred Thompson (R) 44%

Source: Rasmussen Reports

Argentina: Cristina Not as Popular as Husband

Do you have a positive or negative opinion of the following people?
(Positive responses listed)

Néstor Kirchner

77.4%

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

68.0%

Source: Ricardo Rouvier y Asociados
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews with 1,200 Argentine adults, conducted from Nov. 1 to Nov. 9, 2007. Margin of error is 2.8 per cent.

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1. New Zealand (95 index)
2. The Netherlands (90)
3. Switzerland (90)
4. Sweden (90)
5. Singapore (90)
6. Norway (90)
7. Luxembourg (90)
8. Ireland (90)
9. Iceland (90)
10. Hong Kong (90)
11. Germany (90)
12. Finland (90)
13. Denmark (90)
14. Canada (90)
15. Austria (90)
16. United States (85)
17. United Kingdom (85)
18. Chile (85)
19. Japan (80)
20. France (80)
21. Estonia (80)
22. Cyprus (80)
23. Belgium (80)
24. Barbados (80)
25. Uruguay (70)

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The Gettysburg Address

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."

-- Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

List of the Enumerated Powers of Congress

Section 8: The Congress shall have power To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

To establish post offices and post roads;

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;—And

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

A List of American Third Parties

* America First Party (2002) * American Party (1968) * America's Independent Party (2008) * Boston Tea Party (2006) * Communist Party of the United States of America (1919) * Constitution Party (1992) * Florida Whig Party (2006) * Green Party (1996) * Independence Party of America (2007) * Libertarian Party (1971) * Moderate Party (2006) * Modern Whig Party (2008) * National Socialist Movement (1959) * New American Independent Party (2004) * Objectivist Party (2008) * Party for Socialism and Liberation (2004) * Peace and Freedom Party (1967) * Pirate Party of the United States (2006) * Progressive Labor Party (1961) * Prohibition Party (1869) * Reform Party of the United States of America (1995) * Socialist Party USA (1973) * Socialist Workers Party (1938) * United States Marijuana Party (2002) * Unity Party of America (2004) * Workers Party (2003) * Working Families Party (1998) Source: Wikipedia

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Speakers of the House

1st Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania, Apr 01, 1789

2nd Jonathan Trumbull, Connecticut, Oct 24, 1791

3rd Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania, Dec 02, 1793

4th, 5th Jonathan Dayton, New Jersey, Dec 07, 1795

6th Theodore Sedgwick, Massachusetts, Dec 02, 1799

7th-9th Nathaniel Macon, North Carolina, Dec 07, 1801

10th, 11th Joseph B. Varnum, Massachusetts, Oct 26, 1807

12th, 13th Henry Clay, Kentucky, Nov 04, 1811

13th Langdon Cheves, South Carolina, Jan 19, 1814

14th-16th Henry Clay, Kentucky, Dec 04, 1815

16th John W. Taylor, New York, Nov 15, 1820

17th Philip P. Barbour, Virginia, Dec 04, 1821

18th Henry Clay, Kentucky, Dec 01, 1823

19th John W. Taylor, New York, Dec 05, 1825

20th-22nd Andrew Stevenson, Virginia, Dec 03, 1827

23rd John Bell, Tennessee, Jun 02, 1834

24th, 25th James K. Polk, Tennessee, Dec 07, 1835

26th Robert M.T. Hunter, Virginia, Dec 16, 1839

27th John White, Kentucky, May 31, 1841

28th John W. Jones, Virginia, Dec 04, 1843

29th John W. Davis, Indiana, Dec 01, 1845

30th Robert C. Winthrop, Massachusetts, Dec 06, 1847

31st Howell Cobb, Georgia, Dec 22, 1849

32nd, 33rd Linn Boyd, Kentucky, Dec 01, 1851

34th Nathaniel P. Banks, Massachusetts, Feb 02, 1856

35th James L. Orr, South Carolina, Dec 07, 1857

36th William Pennington, New Jersey, Feb 01, 1860

37th Galusha A. Grow, Pennsylvania, Jul 04, 1861

38th-40th Schuyler Colfax, Indiana, Dec 07, 1863

40th Theodore M. Pomeroy,New York, Mar 03, 1869

41st-43rd James G. Blaine, Maine, Mar 04, 1869

44th Michael C. Kerr, Indiana, Dec 06, 1875

44th-46th Samuel J. Randall, Pennsylvania, Dec 04, 1876

47th J. Warren Keifer, Ohio, Dec 05, 1881

48th-50th John G. Carlisle, Kentucky, Dec 03, 1883

51st Thomas B. Reed, Maine, Dec 02, 1889

52nd, 53rd Charles F. Crisp, Georgia, Dec 08, 1891

54th, 55th Thomas B. Reed, Maine, Dec 02, 1895

56th, 57th David B. Henderson, Iowa, Dec 04, 1899

58th-61st Joseph G. Cannon, Illinois, Nov 09, 1903

62nd-65th James Beauchamp Clark, Missouri, Apr 04, 1911

66th-68th Frederick H. Gillett, Massachusetts, May 19, 1919

69th-71st Nicholas Longworth, Ohio, Dec 07, 1925

72nd John N. Garner, Texas, Dec 07, 1931

73rd Henry T. Rainey, Illinois, Mar 09, 1933

74th Joseph W. Byrns, Tennessee, Jan 03, 1935

74th-76th William B. Bankhead, Alabama, Jun 04, 1936

76th-79th Sam Rayburn, Texas, Sep 16, 1940

80th Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Massachusetts, Jan 03, 1947

81st, 82nd Sam Rayburn, Texas, Jan 03, 1949

83rd Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Massachusetts, Jan 03, 1953

84th-87th Sam Rayburn, Texas, Jan 05, 1955

87th-91st John W. McCormack, Massachusetts, Jan 10, 1962

92nd-94th Carl B. Albert, Oklahoma, Jan 21, 1971

95th-99th Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Massachusetts, Jan 04, 1977

100th, 101st James C. Wright, Jr., Texas, Jan 06, 1987

101st-103rd Thomas S. Foley, Washington, Jun 06, 1989

104th, 105th Newt Gingrich, Georgia, Jan 04, 1995

106th-109th J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois, Jan 06, 1999

110th, 111th Nancy Pelosi, California, Jan 04, 2007

112th, 113th, 114th John Boehner, Ohio, Jan, 2011

BLOATED Bastids: List of US Government Departments and Agences

Conservative, Republican & Libertarian Celebrities

  • Aaron Tippin
  • Adam Carolla
  • Adam Sandler
  • Al Leiter
  • Alabama
  • Alan Jackson
  • Alice Cooper
  • Amy Grant
  • Andy Garcia
  • Angie Harmon
  • Anita Louise
  • Ann Miller
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Barret Swatek
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Ben Stein
  • Bill Belichick
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Bo Derek
  • Bobby Bowden
  • Bobby Steele
  • Brooks and Dunn
  • Bruce Boxleitner
  • Bruce Willis
  • Candace Bushnell
  • Candace Cameron Bure
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Catherine Hicks
  • Chad Sexton
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Charlton Heston
  • Chelsea Noble
  • Cheryl Ladd
  • Chris Evert
  • Chuck Norris
  • Cindy Williams
  • Clint Black
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Connie Stevens
  • Craig T. Nelson
  • Crystal Bernard
  • Curt Schilling
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Danny Aiello
  • Darryl Worley
  • Dave Mustaine
  • Dave Smalley
  • David Lynch
  • Deanna Lund
  • Delta Burke
  • Dennis Franz
  • Dennis Miller
  • Dick Van Patten
  • Dina Merrill
  • Dixie Carter
  • Don Shula
  • Drew Carey
  • Eazy-E
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  • Emma Caulfield
  • Ernie Banks
  • Ethel Merman
  • Eva Gabor
  • Frankie Avalon
  • Gail O'Grady
  • Gary Sinise
  • Gerald McRaney
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Gretchen Wilson
  • Hank Williams
  • Hank Williams Jr.
  • Heather Locklear
  • Heather Whitestone
  • Hedda Hopper
  • Heidi Montag
  • Helen Hayes
  • Hilary Duff
  • India Allen
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Jackie Mason
  • Jaclyn Smith
  • James Brown
  • James Caan
  • James Caviezel
  • James Woods
  • Jamie Farr
  • Jane Wyman
  • Janine Turner
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  • Jeanette MacDonald
  • Jeff Baxter
  • Jennifer Flavin
  • Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Jinx Falkenburg
  • Joan Rivers
  • Joe Escalante
  • Joe Perry
  • John Elway
  • John Malkovich
  • John Ratzenberger
  • John Rich
  • Johnny Ramone
  • Jon Cryer
  • Jon Voight
  • June Allyson
  • Kansas
  • Karl Malone
  • Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Kathy Ireland
  • Keith Morris
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Kelsey Grammar
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kerri Strug
  • Kid Rock
  • Kim Alexis
  • Kirk Cameron
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Lara Flynn Boyle
  • Larry the Cable Guy
  • Laura Prepon
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Lee Ann Womack
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  • Lee Ving
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  • Lorenzo Lamas
  • Loretta Lynn
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  • Lou Ferrigno
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  • Lynard Skynard
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  • Marie Osmond
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  • Matt Hasselbeck
  • Maureen O'Hara
  • Meat Loaf
  • Mel Gibson
  • Merle Haggard
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  • Mike Ditka
  • Mike Love
  • Morgan Brittany
  • Naomi Judd
  • Nick Lachey
  • Nolan Ryan
  • Norm McDonald
  • Pat Sajak
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Patricia Heaton
  • Paula Prentiss
  • Pete Sampras
  • R. Lee Ermey
  • Rachel Hunter
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  • Ric Flair
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  • Rick Schroeder
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Rip Torn
  • Robert Conrad
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  • Robert Duvall
  • Roger Penske
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  • Salvador Dali
  • Sam Shepard
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  • Sara Evans
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Scott Baio
  • Sela Ward
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  • Shawnee Smith
  • Shirley Jones
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  • Skrewdriver
  • Stephen Baldwin
  • Styx
  • Susan Lucci
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  • Tippi Hedrin
  • Tom Clancy
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  • Victoria Jackson
  • Vince Flynn
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  • Wayne Newton
  • Wilfred Brimley
  • Yaphet Kotto
  • Yvette Mimieux
  • Zig Ziglar

The Interested American Ranking of the Presidents of the United States of America

Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
John Adams
James K. Polk
William McKinley
Calvin Coolidge
William Taft
George W. Bush
Theodore Roosevelt
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
Benjamin Harrison
John F. Kennedy

Zachary Taylor
Benjamin Harrison
Ulysses Grant
Grover Cleveland
Chester Arthur
Martin Van Buren
John Tyler
William Henry Harrison

George HW Bush
John Q. Adams
Gerald Ford
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
Rutherford B. Hayes
Warren Harding
Andrew Johnson
James Buchanan
Herbert Hoover
Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Franklin D. Roosevelt
James Carter
Woodrow Wilson
Barack Hussein Obama
Lyndon Baines Johnson


45 Goals of the Communist Party (1963)

  • 01. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  • 02. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  • 03. Develop the illustion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
  • 04. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
  • 05. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
  • 06. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
  • 07. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
  • 08. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under the supervision of the U.N.
  • 09. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  • 10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
  • 11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
  • 12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
  • 13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
  • 14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
  • 15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
  • 16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
  • 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
  • 18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  • 19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
  • 20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
  • 21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
  • 22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
  • 23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
  • 24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
  • 25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
  • 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
  • 27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
  • 28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
  • 29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
  • 30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
  • 31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
  • 32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
  • 33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
  • 34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
  • 35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  • 36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
  • 37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
  • 38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
  • 39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
  • 40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  • 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
  • 42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
  • 43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
  • 44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
  • 45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

List of All United States Supreme Court Justices

Jay, John (1789-1795)
Rutledge, John (1789-1791), (1795)
Cushing, William (1789-1810)
Wilson, James (1789-1798)
Blair, John Jr. (1789-1795)
Iredell, James (1790-1799)
Johnson, Thomas (1791-1793)
Paterson, William (1793-1806)
Chase, Samuel (1796-1811)
Ellsworth, Oliver (1796-1800)
Washington, Bushrod (1798-1829)
Moore, Alfred (1799-1804)
Marshall, John (1801-1835)
Johnson, William Jr. (1804-1834)
Livingston, Henry Brockholst (1806-1823)
Todd, Thomas (1807-1826)
Duvall, Gabriel (1811-1835)
Story, Joseph (1811-1845)
Thompson, Smith (1823-1843)
Trimble, Robert (1826-1828)
McLean, John (1829-1861)
Baldwin, Henry (1830-1844)
Wayne, James Moore (1835-1867)
Barbour, Philip Pendelton (1836-1841)
Taney, Roger Brooke (1836-1864)
Catron, John (1837-1865)
McKinley, John (1837-1852)
Daniel, Peter Vivian (1841-1860)
Nelson, Samuel (1845-1872)
Woodbury, Levi (1845-1851)
Grier, Robert Cooper (1846-1870)
Curtis, Benjamin Robbins (1851-1857)
Campbell, John Archibald (1853-1861)
Clifford, Nathan (1858-1881)
Swayne, Noah Haynes (1862-1881)
Miller, Samuel Freeman (1862-1890)
Davis, David (1862-1877)
Field, Stephen Johnson (1863-1897)
Chase, Salmon Portland (1864-1873)
Strong, William (1870-1880)
Bradley, Joseph P. (1870-1892)
Hunt, Ward (1872-1882)
Waite, Morrison Remick (1874-1888)
Harlan, John Marshall (1877-1911)
Woods, William Burnham (1880-1887)
Matthews, Stanley (1881-1889)
Gray, Horace (1881-1902)
Blatchford, Samuel M. (1882-1893)
Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus (1888-1893)
Fuller, Melville Weston (1888-1910)
Brewer, David Josiah (1889-1910)
Brown, Henry Billings (1890-1906)
Shiras, George Jr. (1892-1903)
Jackson, Howell Edmunds (1893-1895)
White, Edward Douglass (1894-1921)
Peckham, Rufus Wheeler (1895-1909)
McKenna, Joseph (1898-1925)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell Jr. (1902-1932)
Day, William Rufus (1903-1922)
Moody, William Henry (1906-1910)
Lurton, Horace Harmon (1909-1914)
Hughes, Charles Evans (1910-1916), (1930-1948)
Van Devanter, Willis (1910-1941)
Lamar, Joseph Rucker (1910-1916)
Pitney, Mahlon (1912-1922)
McReynolds, James Clark (1914-1946)
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz (1916-1941)
Clarke, John Hessin (1916-1922)
Taft, William Howard (1921-1930)
Sutherland, George (1922-1942)
Butler, Pierce (1922-1939)
Sanford, Edward Terry (1923-1930)
Stone, Harlan Fiske (1925-1946)
Roberts, Owen Josephus (1930-1945)
Cardozo, Benjamin Nathan (1932-1938)
Black, Hugo Lafayette (1937-1971)
Reed, Stanley Forman (1938-1980)
Frankfurter, Felix (1939-1965)
Douglas, William Orville (1939-1980)
Murphy, Frank (1940-1949)
Byrnes, James Francis (1941-1942)
Jackson, Robert Houghwout (1941-1954)
Rutledge, Wiley Blount (1943-1949)
Burton, Harold Hitz (1945-1964)
Vinson, Frederick Moore (1946-1953)
Clark, Tom C. (1949-1977)
Minton, Sherman (1949-1965)
Warren, Earl (1953-1974)
Harlan, John Marshall (1955-1971)
Brennan, William Joseph Jr. (1956-1997)
Whittaker, Charles Evans (1957-1965)
Stewart, Potter (1958-1985)
White, Byron Raymond (1962-2002)
Goldberg, Arthur Joseph (1962-1965)
Fortas, Abe (1965-1969)
Marshall, Thurgood (1967-1993)
Burger, Warren Earl (1969-1995)
Blackmun, Harry Andrew (1970-1999)
Powell, Lewis Franklin Jr. (1971-1998)
Rehnquist, William Hubbs (1971-2005)
Stevens, John Paul (1975-2010)
O`Connor, Sandra Day (1981-2005)
Scalia, Antonin (1986-present)
Kennedy, Anthony McLeod (1988-present)
Souter, David Hackett (1990-2009)
Thomas, Clarence (1991-present)
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (1993-present)
Breyer, Stephen Gerald (1994-present)
Roberts, John Glover Jr. (2005-present)
Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (2006-present)
Sotomayor, Sonia (2009-present)
Elana Kagan (2010-present)

Ranking Countries by Economic Freedom

Hong Kong
Singapore
Australia
New Zealand
Ireland
Switzerland
Canada
United States
Denmark
Chile
United Kingdom
Mauritius
Bahrain
Luxembourg
The Netherlands
Estonia
Finland
Iceland
Japan
Macau
Sweden
Austria
Germany
Cyprus
Saint Lucia
Georgia
Botswana
Lithuania
Belgium
South Korea
El Salvador
Uruguay
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Spain
Norway
Armenia
Qatar
Barbados
Mexico
Kuwait
Oman
Israel
Peru
United Arab Emirates
The Bahamas
Malta
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Latvia
Hungary
Jordan
Albania
Costa Rica
Trinidad and Tobago
Macedonia
Jamaica
Colombia
Malaysia
Panama
Slovenia
Portugal
Romania
France
Saudi Arabia
Thailand
Turkey
Montenegro
Madagascar
Dominica
Poland
South Africa
Greece
Italy
Bulgaria
Uganda
Namibia
Cape Verde
Belize
Kyrgyz Republic
Paraguay
Kazakhstan
Guatemala
Samoa
Fiji
Dominican Republic
Ghana
Mongolia
Lebanon
Burkina Faso
Morocco
Croatia
Rwanda
Egypt
Tunisia
Azerbaijan
Tanzania
Nicaragua
Honduras
Zambia
Kenya
Swaziland
Bhutan
Serbia
Algeria
Nigeria
Cambodia
Vanuatu
Philippines
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mozambique
Mali
Brazil
Indonesia
Benin
Gabon
Pakistan
Gambia
Senegal
Sri Lanka
Yemen
Malawi
Cote d'Ivoire
India
Moldova
Papua New Guinea
Tonga
Tajikistan
Niger
Nepal
Suriname
Cameroon
Mauritania
Guinea
Argentina
Ethiopia
Bangladesh
Laos
Djibouti
China
Haiti
Micronesia
Russia
Vietnam
Syria
Bolivia
Ecuador
Maldives
Sao Tome and Principe
Belarus
Equatorial Guinea
Central African Republic
Guyana
Angola
Lesotho
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Uzbekistan
Chad
Burundi
Togo
Ukraine
Liberia
Timor-Leste
Comoros
Kiribati
Guinea-Bissau
Iran
Republic of Congo
Solomon Islands
Turkmenistan
Democratic Republic of Congo
Libya
Venezuela
Burma
Eritrea
Cuba
Zimbabwe
North Korea

Not Indexed:
Afghanistan
Iraq
Liechtenstein
Sudan

Source: 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.


The Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.



Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.



Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.



Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.



Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.



Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.



Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.



Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.



Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.



Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Right to Work States

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming

Top Conservative Colleges in America

Ave Maria University, CONS
Benedictine College, CONS
Brighham Young University, PR08, CONS,
Calvin College, USN06,
Cedarville University, EHOW
Christendom College, YAF10, CONS,
College of the Ozarks, YAF10, PR08,
Evangel University, CONS
Franciscan University of Steubenville, YAF10, CONS, EHOW
Grove City College, YAF10, PR08, CONS,
Harding University, YAF10
Hampden-Sydney College, PR08,
Hillsdale College, YAF10, PR08, CONS
The King's College, YAF10, CONS,
Liberty University, YAF10, USN06, CONS,
Newberry College, CONS
Ohio Wesleyan University, EHOW
Patrick Henry College, YAF10, CONS,
Regent University, YAF10
Saint Vincent College, YAF10
Thomas Aquinas College, YAF10, CONS,
Thomas More College, YAF10
United States Airforce Academy, PR08
United States Coast Guard Academy, CONS
United States Merchant Marine Academy, PR08
United States Naval Academy, PR08
University of Dallas, PR08, CONS
Wheaton College, PR08
Wisconsin Lutheran College, YAF10

Sources:
CONS — Conservapedia
EHOW — eHow.com
PR08 — Princeton Review 2008.
YAF10 — Young America's Foundation 2009-2010.
USN06 — US News and World Report 2006.

The Worst Mass Murderers in History

1. Mao Tse Tung (China) Roughly 70 million murdered.
2. Josef Stalin (Soviet Union) Roughly 23 million murdered.
3. Adolf Hitler (Germany) Roughly 12 million murdered.
4. Ismail Enver (Turkey) Roughly 2.5 million murdered.
5. Pol Pot (Cambodia) Roughly 1.7 million murdered.

Hirohito (Japan)
Vladimir Lenin (Soviet Union)
Saddam Hussein (Iraq)
Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
Kim Il Sung (North Korea)
Ion Antonescu (Romania)
Fidel Castro (Cuba)
Che Guevara (Argentina)
Robespierre (France)
Idi Amin (Uganda)
Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe)
Radovan Karadzic (Bosnia)
Francisco Franco (Spain)
Osama Bin Laden (Al-Qaeda)