Friday, October 31, 2008

McCain Takes the Lead

Zogby has this result for Friday: McCain 48, Obama 47.

Source: Drudge Report

Video: Obama Voter Shows Stupidity


With No More Use for Cindy Sheehan, Dems Ransack Her Headquarters


Campaign staffers also note each incident, including today's early morning incident, has followed closely on the heels of a confrontation with Cindy Sheehan's opponent Nancy Pelosi. This morning's incident occurred after an on-air confrontation between the two candidates on KQED's public affairs program Forum with Michael Krasny on Wednesday morning.

"Each time we confront her, each time we ask her for a debate, each time we gain ground in the polls, something horrible happens," said Burns. "Once or twice might be a coincidence, but such a consistent correlation is hard to ignore."
Breitbart

Iowa: Early Voting Close to same pace 2004

Iowa – early and absentee voting, this year so far:

Democrat: 132,882, 50%

Republican:76,689, 29%

Other: 53,787,20%

Iowa – 2004 Final Early and Absentee Vote Numbers:

Democrat: 185,115, 48%

Republican: 118,167, 30%

Other:86,071, 22%

The Campaign Spot


And if Nevada and Florida are a clue, a lot less Democrats will be voting for Obama than voted for Kerry. Iowa looks like a toss up, no wonder all the attention from both campaigns in recent days.

Nevada: Early Voting Shows McCain Probably Takes the State

Now, yesterday's headline might have been a little hyperbolic — it's still possible that massive numbers of Nevada Republicans stay home, or that massive numbers of Nevada Republicans vote for Obama. But right now, a huge advantage in terms of which party shows up for early voting has translated to a surprisingly modest lead for Obama. Unless there is something glaringly off-base about these numbers, then McCain will carry Nevada on Tuesday, as long If pro-McCain Republicans show up and vote.
Campaign Spot

And there's the caveat: If Republicans show up. If they pull another 2006, they get what they deserve. If it's like 2004, 2002 or 2000, McCain and America wins.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Electoral College: McCain 299, Obama 239


1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats (starting to get a little less rampant).
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in down the stretch.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud. ACORN. Walking Around Money.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect (About 2 to 3 pts, since some of you have asked)...

Here is the state of the Presidential Race
today, Thursday, October 30, 2008:



Image created using Real Clear Politics interactive electoral college map.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Electoral College: McCain 278, Obama 260



More battleground states than ever. This is getting pretty exciting. Michigan has changed from solid Obama to leans Obama. Montana, North Dakota and Georgia have changed from solid McCain to leans McCain. The final Electoral Map, the one actually decided by the voters, has the potential to look drastically different from the map created in the last two presidential elections. Also, this means that a lot more people now live in a state that has a potential to go either way, which means their vote might actually matter (Unlike my home state of New Jersey).

1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats (starting to get a little less rampant).
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in down the stretch.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud. Acorn. Walking Around Money.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect (About 2 to 3 pts, since some of you have asked)...

Here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Wednesday, October 29, 2008:


Image created using Real Clear Politics interactive electoral college map.

Ali Abunimah is Likely Source of Secreted Obama/Khalidi/Ayers Tape

I don't know what is on this tape, but it seems like it must be pretty bad because Obama would have released it to prove that it was not so bad. By not releasing the tape, the story grows legs and keeps rattling around in the news cycle, making people wonder what exactly is on this tape. At first I was skeptical about this tape and I thought if might be an attempt to poison the well by Obama's camp (don't trust them too much), but now even I want to know about this darn tape and if it as bad as has been described.

UPDATE: Can Ali Abunimah be bought off for $175,000? Depends on what he's getting from greater Arabia, Islamia, and Obama. ****

There has been much discussion throughout the Net about a secreted video showing Barack Obama at a dinner with terrorists Bill Ayers and wife Bernadine Dohrn, and the anti-Semitic Arafat advisor, Rashid Khalidi.

The Los Angeles Times has a copy of the tape, but won't release it because they said the source--whom I believe is Arab American Action Network (AAAN) founder and anti-Israel Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada--required it not be released as a condition of sharing it. That's because it likely shows Obama applauding an anti-Semitic, anti-Israel poem that was read at the dinner.
Debbie Schlussel

Massachusetts Democrat Senator Caught on Tape Stuffing Bra With Bribe $

Democratic state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson faces 40 years in prison after federal prosecutors outlined accusations that she accepted the bribes over an 18-month period in a money-for-legislative influence sting operation, prosecutors said. She had $6,000 in cash in her purse when she was arrested at her Roxbury home by nearly two dozen law enforcement officials, prosecutors said.
ABC News

In His Own Words: Obama Deliberately Sought Out Marxist Friends

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."
Barack Obama, "Dreams of My Father"

Obama Maximum-Donor Ordered Illegal Snooping of Joe the Plumber



Helen E. Jones-Kelley

Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and a $2,300 contributor to the Obama campaign, permitted state employees to conduct a check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
World Net Daily


Obama, Socialists: Right Where McCain Wants Them



Yesterday's Gallup shocker (a 2 point gap in the "likely voter" model) is going to have a follow up today if Drudge is right: A Rasmussen poll narrowing the gap to 3 points. Now we know why John McCain and Sarah Palin were both in PA yesterday. The election is tightening across the map as those of us who remember 1976 have been predicting all along. Barack Obama represents a much more radical alternative than Jimmy Carter did in '76, and Carter's unusual profile sent voters by the millions towards Gerald Ford in the closing days. The same thing is happening this year as the very well known and very reliable John McCain enters his last big comeback within striking distance and very much on target.
Hugh Hewitt

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Hampshire: McCain Surge Raising Sununu's Numbers as Well

“Last Monday, October 20th, Senator Sununu trailed Jeanne Shaheen by six points (41% Sununu/47% Shaheen/5% Blevens). By Thursday, October 23rd, Sununu had narrowed the gap to just three points (43% Sununu/46% Shaheen/5%Blevens). As Election Day draws closer, it is clear that in a tight race, the momentum is on Sununu’s side,” writes Glenn Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies.
NOW! Hamphsire

Palin Keeps Attracting Huge Crowds



Despite freezing weather (literally), 14,000 people in Salem, Virginia (including my family) waited for hours to see Gov. Palin. The event was originally scheduled to be held in the Civic Center but was moved to the football stadium to accommodate the crowd. The weather didn't bother Palin though..."I love the weather because it reminds me of home," she said.
Kevin McCullough Blog

Gallup: Presidential Race Down to 2 pts


The gap between Barack Obama and John McCain in Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Saturday through Monday has narrowed slightly, and Obama is now at 49% of the vote to 47% for McCain among likely voters using Gallup's traditional model, and at 51% to 44% using Gallup's expanded model.
Gallup

Mississippi: Wicker Lead Swells to 11 Pts

Mississippi Trends: Wicker vs. Musgrove

Date

Wicker

Musgrove

10/27/2008

54%

43%

9/30/2008

49%

47%

8/21/2008

47%

42%


Source: Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen: Obama Lead in Pennsylvania Plummets to 7

Pennsylvania Trends: McCain vs. Obama

Date

McCain

Obama

10/27/2008

46%

53%

10/06/2008

41%

54%

09/28/2008

42%

50%


Taking into account Rasmussen's oversampling of Democrats and a Bradley effect of 2 or 3 points, this race is now tied.

Reason Why the Polls Are So Contradictory?

This is why I would urge caution when interpreting all this polling data. We're talking about disagreements among good pollsters. I take all of these firms seriously whenever they produce new numbers. They are disagreeing with one another in ways that can't be chalked up to statistical "noise." That gives me great pause.
Real Clear Politics

Iowa Stunner

Obama will be back in Iowa to defend a state that everyone had written off as safely Democrat just a few days ago. Poll numbers have fallen drastically in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota over the last week, although Obama still has a tiny lead in each of these states.

PUMAs Confident McCain Will Win Pennsylvania


Here is specifically what we talked about tonight: never in any of our careers have any of us ever seen members of one party switching sides and voting for the other party as we see in this election with Democrats for McCain. There has never been anything like it. Not even the “Reagan Democrats” who voted for Reagan over Carter, for the simple fact that these “Reagan Democrats” weren’t identified and labeled until AFTER the election.
Hillbuzz (PUMA site)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Video Shows How Rest of World's Democracies Are Becoming Conservative, While America Risks Backsliding into Obama-Socialism



West Hollywood Homosexual Duo Hang Sarah Palin if Effigy



Electoral College Projection: McCain/Palin 278, Obama/Biden 260



1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats (starting to get a little less rampant).
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in down the stretch.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud. Acorn. Walking Around Money.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect (About 2 to 3 pts, since some of you have asked)...

Here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Monday, October 27, 2008:

Image created using Real Clear Politics interactive electoral college map.

Barrons Predicts GOP Losses in House and Senate


And here they are:
House — Loss of 27 seats
Senate — Loss of 5 seats

After some of the other predictions just a few weeks ago, I'll take it.

Pennsylvania: Biden and Obama Ban Another TV Station for Hard Questions


Citizens Ask Obama Tougher Questions Than Media

Virginia: Tito the Builder Introduces Sarah Palin


National Republican Trust Will Run Ads Featuring Obama's Racist Reverend


Politico’s Ben Smith reports that at least one PAC will go after Jeremiah Wright and his ties to Barack Obama, even if John McCain keeps it off limits to his own campaign. The National Republican Trust PAC will run this 30-second spot in battleground states Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida:
Hot Air

Obama Smoking Gun? Interview: In Praise of Redistribution of Wealth




The Warren Court was not radical enough for Barack Obama. Not my opinion...those are his own words.

How many times does he mention redistribution of people's wealth on this tape? Watch the video to find out the answer.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wisconsin: Obama Lead Falls to 7 pts

This is pretty good news considering Rasmussen's "optimistic" oversampling of Democrats. I would say that Obama is leading by about 2 points in the state of Wisconsin right now, with over a week for McCain to close this gap. McCain does not need Wisconsin, but it would be nice insurance in case another state does worse than expected for him.

Wisconsin Trends: McCain vs. Obama

Date

McCain

Obama

10/23/2008

44%

51%

10/06/2008

44%

54%

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Minnesota: McCain Moves to Within 5 pts of Obama, Many Undecided

And as a bonus, Norm Coleman has moved ahead of that lunatic, Al Franken.

A St. Cloud State University poll shows that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leads Republican opponent John McCain 42 percent to 37 percent in Minnesota.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate race continues to display the volatility seen in polls throughout the season. After earlier surveys showed DFL challenger Al Franken with an edge, the SCSU poll shows Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman leading with 36 percent, compared with 27 percent for Franken. Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley trails with 16 percent.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

To me it appears that some public pollsters (like this one) have been moving closer to what the internal polls of the candidates have been saying (or at least rumored to say). Then again, some polls just keep on stacking the Democrat sample higher and higher, thus predetermining that the poll will show Obama with what looks like a nice lead unless you look at the internals of the poll.

I'll keep Minnesota light blue on my electoral map for now, but it is very tight.

Electoral Map: McCain 278, Obama 260

1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect...

Here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Saturday, October 25, 2008:

Map created using Real Clear Politics' electoral interactive electoral map.

Iowa Surprisingly Competitive

Some GOP observers with experience in Iowa and national politics are dismayed that the campaign is spending so much time here. Others say McCain must see something competitive for the ticket that few others do, in a state where polls show Democrat Barack Obama leading.

"I am puzzled by the decision because it seems to me the most precious resource presidential and vice presidential candidates have is their time," said Joe Gaylord, former executive director of the Iowa Republican Party and top adviser to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "And their appearances in Iowa, while perhaps inspirational to the base, might be better spent in other states now.
Des Moines Register

The reason is that the polls in Iowa, just like in the rest of the country, are drastically oversampling Democrats. This ensures that Obama will appear to have a pretty big lead even before the poll has been taken. McCain does appear to be down in Iowa, but only by a margin in the low single digits.

Joe The Plumber Considering Running for Marcy Kaptur's Congressional Seat

"I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight," [Joe] Wurzelbacher said told Laura Ingraham on her talk show Friday, "but, you know, I'd be up for it."
Fox News

Did Democrats Use Government Computers to Spy on Joe The Plumber?

State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber."

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama.

The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an example of an American who would be harmed by Obama's tax proposals.

Columbus Dispatch


Ohio: Obama Workers From New York Foiled in Attempt to Vote in Battleground State

Thirteen campaign workers for Barack Obama yesterday yanked their voter registrations and ballots in Ohio after being warned by a prosecutor that temporary residents can't vote in the battleground state.

A dozen staffers - including Obama Ohio spokeswoman Olivia Alair and James Cadogan, who recently joined Team Obama - signed a form letter asking the Franklin County elections board to pull their names from the rolls.
New York Post





Virginia: Democrats Trying to Toss Thousands of Military Votes

An obscure state law and an ambiguous federal ballot form are combining to invalidate some of the thousands of absentee votes being cast this fall by Virginians overseas, most of them in the military.

State officials confirmed Thursday that they've instructed local registrars to set aside any vote submitted on a federally furnished write-in ballot unless the ballot includes both the name and address of the person who witnessed the vote. An advisory to registrars was distributed earlier this week, said Susan Pollard, a spokeswoman for the State Board of Elections.

Military.com

Iran: Is Ahmadinejad Health Bad?

Sure hope so.

This week alone the usually hyperactive leader cancelled a keynote speech at the last minute and a cabinet meeting had to take place without him. A speech to a martyr's commemoration event was also called off.

A senior aide, Amir Mansour Borghei, told journalists the president was "indisposed".

The absences have sparked rumours that Mr Ahmadinejad, 52, is suffering from a long-term illness that may stop him running for re-election next year.

Telegraph

Friday, October 24, 2008

Britain: Conservatives Have 12 pt Lead

If there were to be a general election tomorrow, which party do you think you would vote for?

Oct. 19

Oct. 2

Aug. 17

Conservative

42%

42%

44%

Labour

30%

30%

29%

Liberal Democrat

21%

17%

19%

Other

7%

11%

9%

Source: ICM Research / The Guardian
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,007 British adults, conducted from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2008. No margin of error was provided.

Death Threats Sent to Strategic Vision Polling for Publishing Polls Favorable to McCain

One of the messages stated:

My goodness, your polls stinks. There are 3 polls that have Obama by double digits and only yours has Obama down. WOW!. How come your poll is the only one giving Palin high favor ratings? I think you nee dto be careful tonight when you get in your car and might want to check underneath your car. SCRAP YOUR IDIOTIC POLLS OR ELSE!

Another stated:

A poll that gave Sarah Palin and Barack Obama the same favorability rating is wrong off the bat. Be careful going outside tonight because you might not see tomorrow.

A third message stated:

Why would your presidential election poll results be so drastically different from every other reputable poll taken over the same time period? Are they that dumb or are you guys that smart? Smart guys wind up dead.

Read more on The Campaign Spot

New Hampshire: Obama Lead Plummets to 4 Points!

New Hampshire Trends: McCain vs. Obama

Date

McCain

Obama

10/23/2008

46%

50%

10/01/2008

43%

53%


Rasmussen Reports

Electoral College: McCain 278, Obama 260

I guess this should be a daily feature now, since there is only about a week and a half left until the election. There is no change from yesterday

1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect...

Here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Friday, October 24, 2008:


Map created using Real Clear Politics interactive electoral college map

Lesbians Harass Pro-Family Home in California

"They came last night, washed the paint off and drove away," said Bob Sundstrom, whose family incurred the wrath of two gay-marriage supporters after the family hung a huge banner on their garage in favor of the ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. "What a relief, I'm happy it's gone."
Mercury News

Israel: Early Election Likely

Good news from our only real ally in the Middle East:
Israel's ultra-Orthodox Shas party refused to join a coalition government Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is seeking to assemble, increasing the chance of a general election in early 2009.

``It has been decided not to join the government,'' Roi Lachmanovich, a spokesman for Shas leader Eli Yishai, said in a telephone interview today. ``The decision is final.''

The rebuff came after Livni late yesterday said she'll announce on Oct. 26 whether she expects to form a government and take over as prime minister or ask President Shimon Peres to call early elections. Shas's 12 seats in the 120-person parliament could give her the support she needs for a majority.

More at Bloomberg

Brian Williams' Hissy Fit Over Sarah Palin

Brian Williams seems to think that there is nothing more important going on in the world than him:

Williams appeared on NBC's "Today" show Thursday morning to tease his "Nightly News" interview with the Alaska governor and mentioned twice that he had to wait almost two months for the opportunity.

"Well, let's be very blunt," said Williams. "We have waited patiently 55 days since Sarah Palin was named to this ticket to get this interview, since her naming as vice presidential nominee."
Daily News

Public Against Obama's 'Share Your Wealth' Plan

Washington, D.C. – Election Day is only two weeks away, and as John McCain and Barack Obama make their final pitches to “close the deal” with voters, a stunning new ATI-News/Zogby poll shows a clear majority of undecided voters disagree with Obama’s plan for wealth redistribution in America.

“The major issue on voters’ minds right now is the economy, and the major voting bloc on candidates’ minds right now is the undecided voter,” said ATI-News president Brad O’Leary. “Our poll results show that undecided voters overwhelmingly reject Obama’s economic plan to redistribute wealth.”

The poll surveyed 1,214 likely voters nationwide and was conducted October 17-20. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

CNBC

Americans Still Unhappy With Democrat Congress

a) Overall, please tell me whether you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.

Approve

23%

Disapprove

74%

Neither / Unsure

3%

Source: GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media / Associated Press
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,101 American adults, conducted from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, 2008. Margin of error is 3.4 per cent.

b) Do you approve or disapprove of the job Congress is doing?

Oct. 21

Oct. 9

Sept. 23

Sept. 9

Approve

19%

13%

17%

23%

Disapprove

62%

77%

73%

68%

Unsure

9%

10%

9%

8%

Source: Opinion Dynamics / Fox News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,100 American registered voters, conducted on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, 2008. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Electoral College: McCain 278, Obama 260

1. Averaging out the state by state polls.
2. Correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats
3. Factoring in which states the candidates are campaigning in.
4. Including an increased Black turnout.
5. An energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote.
6. Voter fraud.
7. Throwing in a modest Bradley Effect...

Here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Thursday, October 23, 2008:

Ohio: McCain Leads Professional Polls, Obama Leads College Polls

Ohio:

3 college polls
Quinnipiac Obama +14
Big 10 Battleground Obama +12
Suffolk Obama +9

3 professional polls
Rasmussen McCain +2
CNN Obama +4
Mason Dixon McCain +1

Kind of speaks for itself.

College Polls Show Obama Bias, Pro Pollsters Show Even Race

Hmm... could it be that maybe, just maybe, liberal college students taking classes taught by liberal college professors might have a bias in favor of Obama.

Polls released today by Quinnipiac University and Big 10 (Yes, like the college sports conference) show Obama with about a 5-12 point lead in states that professional pollsters show McCain leading in.

Quinnipiac has always skewed its polls toward the liberals, but this is so obvious that it deserves a mention in this post. The Big 10 poll is new, so I was not sure if it skewed liberal until now.

For example, take Florida:

Mason Dixon McCain leads by 1
Rasmussen McCain Leads by 1
Survey USA McCain Leads by 2
And these polls also oversample Democrats, so McCain's lead is slightly larger.


But look at this Quinnipiac Poll, taken by Quinnipiac students:

Quinnipiac Obama leads by 5


More examples of this college bias can be found at the Real Clear Politics Electoral Map. Just open up the links to individual states. This is sad, because the Electoral Map is a good idea, but the college polls are throwing the professional numbers off, and the map remains flawed unless you correct it yourself (which Real Clear Politics encourages, since it is an interactive map).

Michigan: Free Pizzas for Stolen McCain Signs

Fox 2 Detroit

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Obama 'Donor' Credit Card Fraud

What do Bart Simpson, Family Guy, Daffy Duck, King Kong, O.J. Simpson, and Raela Odinga have in common?

All are celebrities; and with the exception of Odinga and O.J. Simpson, they also are fictional characters. And yet, all of them gave money earlier this month to the campaign of Barack Obama, without any apparent effort by the campaign to screen them out as suspect donors.

More at Michelle Malkin

News Viewership Down at Big 3 Obama Networks

Maybe if they actually had news instead of Obama commercials dressed up like Katie Couric people would have a reason to watch these dying dinosaurs.

Read story at the Drudge Report while it's still there.

IRAN Threatens Preemptive Strike Against ISRAEL?

Hugh Hewitt

AP: McCain & Obama Even

The poll, which found Obama at 44 percent and McCain at 43 percent, supports what some Republicans and Democrats privately have said in recent days: that the race narrowed after the third debate as GOP-leaning voters drifted home to their party and McCain's "Joe the plumber" analogy struck a chord.

Three weeks ago, an AP-GfK survey found that Obama had surged to a seven-point lead over McCain, lifted by voters who thought the Democrat was better suited to lead the nation through its sudden economic crisis.
Breitbart

CNN/Obama Hack Calls Rush Limbaugh 'Stupid, Fat Idiot'

I have to hand it to this guy, he is very original.
The fat part might have even been accurate about a decade ago.

By the way, check out this dude's head:
Roland Martin, CNN Contributor | NewsBusters.org









Check story out at Newsbusters.

Rendell 'Nervous' About Pennsylvania

I have Obama with a small lead of about 2 to 5% in Pennsylvania. So yeah, he should be nervous. Kerry only won the state by about 3 points in 2004, so it is certainly up for grabs again this election. Unless you believe the polls that say McCain is down by 7 points nationally, but somehow has managed to take the lead in Ohio and Florida anyway.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

McCain Now Outperforming Bush in Ohio

As for those national pollsters, note that Fox News/Rasmussen puts McCain up 2, NBC/Mason-Dixon puts McCain up 1 and Rasmussen had it a tie last week. My guy on the ground thinks this might mean that the internal polling is a leading indicator, and he's noting that if McCain does as well among the key demographics in neighboring Pennsylvania as he is in Ohio, then the Democrats ought to be sweating about that state.
The Campaign Spot

Military Voters Prefer McCain 3 to 1 Over Obama

Nickelodeon Kids Poll: Obama 6 pts Worse Than Kerry

Kerry won the Kids Poll by 14 pts and lost the election by 3pts? Obama won has won this year's Kids Poll by only 2 pts.

Obama had 51 percent of the vote -- or 1,167,087 votes -- to McCain's 49 percent (1,129,945 votes).
Orlando Sentinel

Some 400 000 children responded to the poll, and 57% backed Kerry against 43% for Bush.
SAPA (South African Press Agency, 2004)

Rasmussen: McCain Within 4 pts of Obama

And 3 pts among voters who are certain, 44 to 41.

Also, McCain is leading in both Florida and Ohio for the first time in a while.

Record Crowd: 22,000 Adoring Fans Greet Sarah Palin

With just 15 days to go until Election Day, there was a record breaking crowd at Suplizio. According to Mesa County Republicans the rally drew 22,000 people making it the biggest in Grand Junction's history. The speech was only about 15 minutes, but it touched on a variety of issues from energy independence to the economy.
KREX

Monday, October 20, 2008

Murtha Calls Western Pennsylvanians Racist AGAIN

"What I said, that indicted everybody, that's not what I meant at all. What I mean is there's still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black," Murtha said.

(Oh, THAT'S better. Thanks for the apology in which you just said the exact same thing you said before).

"It's better than it was a few weeks ago. It's better than it was a few months ago," Murtha said.
(WTF?)

Obama Stumbling in Northern Midwest

Obama is seen as having a great deal of difficulty in closing the deal in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. McCain would be likely to pick at least one of these states off if the election were held today, due to the undecideds breaking heavily in his favor and the Bradley Effect. My gut would say Wisconsin, but I will go with Minnesota for now because the numbers seem a little better there. I still believe Obama is winning in Iowa, just not by as much as the slanted polls are claiming—unless McCain can pull even in the polls. Then you are looking at a surprise Trumanesque landslide.

Electoral College Projection: McCain 293, Obama 245

Averaging out the state by state polls, correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats, including an increased Black turnout, an energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote, voter fraud and throwing in a modest Bradley Effect... here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Monday, October 20, 2008:


Created using Real Clear Politics' interactive electoral college map.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nightline Attacks Joe The Plumber for Using His Middle Name...Which is Joe

Actually, my middle name is Joe too...
I've been busted by ABC News' keen sense of investigative journalism.
I now must go into hiding.
Of course, his middle name is Joseph. Continuing to harp on this subject, reporter Jake Tapper alerted, "And it turns out Joe the plumber is not even technically named Joe...His name is Sam, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher." Now, although it took the media almost a year to report on Jeremiah Wright, Obama's radical preacher, Bashir announced that in the case of Wurzelbacher, "It wasn't long before the media pounced. But with the spotlight has come some scrutiny." Before launching into an investigation of Joe the plumber, Tapper chided, "The McCain campaign did not necessarily vet Joe, it seems." (Do voters need to be vetted before they're allowed to ask Obama a question?)
Newsbusters

Will Powell's Race-Based Endorsement Actually Help McCain?

An Affirmative Action President...
Is that what this country need? Colin Powell thinks so.

The media will try to make it seem like some big coup for Obama to get an endorsement from Mr. "Positive Discrimination," and it may temporarily give a blip of help for BHO.
But there is also a danger in the media commenting (can't really say reporting) on this too much. Then race becomes a larger and larger issue in this campaign, and people will have more time to ponder Colin Powell's blatant race-based endorsement.

You don't go to an Affirmative Action doctor.
You don't go to an Affirmative Action lawyer.
Will Americans vote for an Affirmative Action president?

Obama Not Truthful on Taxes

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Little Superstar: Classic Viral Video

Biased Media Wage War on Joe The Plumber

Embarrass Obama, and expect the liberal media to go after you, no matter who you are: That's what National Review journalist Byron York warned early Thursday afternoon.

He was quickly proven right by a story from reporter Larry Rohter in Friday's New York Times, "Real Deal On Plumber Reveals New Slant," in which Rohter took a wrench to Joe Wurzelbacher (aka "Joe the Plumber"), the citizen who dared to question Obama on his tax plan as the Democrat campaigned in his neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio. Obama responded with a classic paleo-liberal cliche: "I think that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Newsbusters

Video: Obama Caught Promising ACORN Influence if He Wins

Kitty vs. Raccoon: It's My Can of Catfood!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Obama Supporter Assaults Female McCain Volunteer in Manhattan

While the Democrat-leaning media continues to scare undecided voters with bedtime stories about some mythical angry McCain supporter whom nobody has seen, here is a real district attorney’s complaint documenting an unprovoked assault by an enraged Democrat against a McCain volunteer in midtown Manhattan: “Defendant grabbed the sign [informant] was holding, broke the wood stick that was attached to it, and then struck informant in informant’s face thereby causing informant to sustain redness, swelling, and bruising to informant’s face and further causing informant to sustain substantial pain.”
Pajamas Media

Lunatic! Al Franken Takes a Run at Senator Coleman After Debate

Al Franken has shown himself to be an angry, easily enraged man and after the October 16 Minnesota Senatorial candidate's debate he allowed his overwrought emotional state to send him over the edge once again. After the debate was over and the Media had turned off their microphones and cameras, Franken rushed over to Senator Norm Coleman's table and proceeded to angrily get in his face over some point or another made during the debate. Franken was getting so angry that his own wife had to rush over and force him to back off from a mounting confrontation with Coleman.
Newsbusters

Yahoo/AP Poll Backfires on Liberal Media

873 Democrats
650 Republicans

That is the sampling of the Yahoo!/AP poll that has caused so much controversy today. And even with that sampling, Obama manages to scratch out only a 2 pt lead over John McCain. In other words, if the poll had been weighted fairly, it would have shown McCain leading.

This poll which used 223 more Democrats than Republicans was caused by one of 2 things:
1. The media tried to give Obama a giant head start in the poll by grotesquely over-sampling Democrats. It was assumed such a giant advantage would give Obama a double-digit lead in the polls to counter-act most of the other polls which show McCain reducing Obama's lead to almost nothing. Well, Mainstream Media, it did not work. Boomerang!

2. The other possiblity is that they took an honest poll in the beginning and when they found that John McCain had a strong lead, they started chopping off Republicans from the list of poll participants until they were able to give Obama a modest lead.
It took getting rid of over 200 Republicans to accomplish this.

And finally, I went to the Yahoo! website and I could not find a mention of THEIR OWN POLL!
They did point to other polls that showed Obama with a larger than 2 pt lead, but their own poll was spiked because of Liberal Bias.

Conversations with an internal pollster for Obama...

Electoral College: McCain 279, Obama 259

Averaging out the state by state polls, correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats, including an increased Black turnout, an energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote, voter fraud and throwing in a modest Bradley Effect... here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Friday, October 17, 2008:

Created using Real Clear Politics interactive Electoral College Map

Al Smith Dinner







Liberal Radio Host Runs Away from 'Fox & Friends'

CNU Virginia Poll: Fishy Gender Issues

Looking at the internals of the CNU Virginia poll...hmmm...

Question 5 [Respondent Gender]

42.0 Male
58.0 Female


And guess what—they have Obama winning by 6 points. What a surprise!

If they had used a more accurate gender sampling, the race would be a dead heat.
Throw in the Bradley Factor and McCain is winning in Virginia.

The pollsters learned nothing from 2004.
Or maybe they learned that you can use your pollster status as a way to break the ice when meeting chicks.

TV Station Edits Democrat Candidate's Mistakes from Taped Debate

A local television station took the extraordinary step of censoring a congressional debate because a candidate wrongly said Sovereign and Wachovia banks had folded.

WFMZ-TV, Channel 69, muted the sound and blurred the lips of Democrat Sam Bennett as she made the statements in her taped debate with Republican Charlie Dent. Both seek to represent the Lehigh Valley on Capitol Hill.
The Morning Call

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hillary Supporters Raise $8 Million for Sarah Palin

More than 1,000 people paid $1,000 each for tickets to the main fund-raiser. Nearly 250 people who contributed $25,000 got dinner beforehand with Mr. McCain.

New York Times

Murtha Calls Western Pennsylvanians 'Racist'

"There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."
John Murtha, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Breitbart

Sarah Palin Campaign Visits Are in High Demand With Voters

Even though it is the lead story in this section, notice how little is written about it.
The writer is more concerned about Condoleeza Rice becoming the NFL commissioner. (Which is pretty cool, I've got to admit, but still...)

Missouri: Stolen Credit Card Used to Donate $2,300 to Obama

A North Kansas City couple has been left scratching their heads after they became the victims of a political scam.

Steve and Rachel Larman say a strange credit card charge appeared on their statement this month -- a $2300 donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The Larman's say they don't want this to be about their political affiliation, but they say they're not about to give the Obama campaign any help from their pocketbook.

Fox 4 Kansas City

Pennsylvania: Barletta Leads Kanjorski by 5

Barletta leads among males, (44% to 31%), among whites, (40% to 35%), among veterans, (52% to 29%), and voters with incomes over $75,000, (49% to 26%). Kanjorski has the edge among voters with incomes less than $35,000, (47% to 29%), among Catholics, (43% to 34%), among non-whites, (46% to 23%), and among union households, (42% to 32%). Female voters divide about evenly.
Pocono Record

Florida: Perv Congressman Had 2nd Affair

Though Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney did not directly mention allegations first reported by ABC News that he had been involved with the former aide, he issued a statement apologizing to his family but denying he'd done anything illegal.

Later Tuesday, a person close to his campaign told The Associated Press that Mahoney also was having an affair with a second woman around the same time.
Miami Herald

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cranky Old Joy Behar Calls Sarah Palin 'Cheney in a Dress'

Just in case you never heard of the 'View' (For example you might be someone with a job who has never been on welfare), here is a synopsis of the show:

On the left side of the table you have Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, 2 of the ugliest old broads you will ever meet. Then you have the okay looking black chick. Finally, the stunningly beautiful, feminine woman is Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Her job is to joust with the husky voiced Goldberg/Behar tagteam and the okay looking chick. Not only that, the crowd is handpicked by ABC to consist of almost exclusively a mob of liberal, hairy, Manhattan-type women.

Electoral College: Obama 286, McCain 252

Averaging out the state by state polls, correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats, including an increased Black turnout, an energized youth vote/an apathetic youth vote, voter fraud and throwing in a modest Bradley Effect... here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Tuesday, October 14, 2008:

McCain Letter in 2006 Demanded Action on Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae

McCain Letter

McCain's letter -- signed by nineteen other senators -- said that it was "...vitally important that Congress take the necessary steps to ensure that [Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]...operate in a safe and sound manner.[and]..More importantly, Congress must ensure that the American taxpayer is protected in the event that either...should fail."

Sen. Obama did not sign the letter, nor did any other Democrat.
Human Events

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cleveland Newspaper Uncovers Proof of Obama's ACORN Involvement

While Barack Obama's connection with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has not gone entirely unreported, it has not been fully explained. Most media background pieces simply note Obama's involvement in a 1995 lawsuit on behalf of ACORN. Obama's own website, as well as most major media, fail to reveal the full depth and extent of his relationship with the organization.
Cleveland Leader

ACORN Registers 7-Year-Old to Vote

O'jahnae Smith is ready and registered to vote this November.

There's only one problem: She's 7 years old.

The Connecticut girl is 11 years too young - and nobody in her family knows how she ended up on a voter registration form submitted by ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

"She's registered to vote?" said a surprised Jerome Smith, O'jahnae's teenage brother. "She's too young to vote."

New York Post

Even Obama-Friendly Gallup Poll is Tightening

Gallup has been one of the polling outfits most strident in oversampling Democrats, therefore ensuring a positive outcome for Obama even before the polling has started. So for McCain to be down by only 7 is promising.
These results, based on Oct. 9-11 polling, represent a narrowing of Obama's lead over McCain. Obama led by double-digits for three consecutive days last week, but now his advantage is down to seven percentage points. Obama has led in each of the last three individual days' polling, but by less than double-digits each day, suggesting that the race is, in fact, tightening.
Gallup

Obama Fundraiser Rezko Spilling the Beans About Barack, Blagojevich

Rezko also was friendly with Obama -- offering him a job when he finished law school, funding his earliest political campaigns and purchasing a lot next to his house. But based on the known facts, charges so far and testimony at Rezko's trial, there's no indication there'll be a so-called ''October surprise'' that could hurt the Democratic presidential nominee -- even though Rezko says prosecutors are pressing him for dirt about Obama.
Chicago Sun-Times

Florida Congressperv's $121,000 Payoff to Mistress

So long, butthole. I think you're outta here! Hmm... then again, Ted Kennedy kept getting elected. Democrats—go figure.
West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee.
ABC News

Conservatives Increase Lead in UK

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

Oct. 3

Sept. 24

Sept. 19

Conservative

45%

41%

44%

Labour

31%

31%

24%

Liberal Democrats

15%

16%

20%

Other

9%

12%

12%

Source: YouGov / Daily Telegraph
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,048 British voters, conducted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, 2008. No margin of error was provided.

Obama Supporters Caught Wearing "Sarah Palin is a C*nt" T-Shirts

Wow! Now THAT'S progressive!

The media has been busy reporting the "anger" of the conservatives at the McCain/Palin rallies, how supporters want McCain to get tougher on Obama and force Obama's terrorist associations into the eyes of the public and how McCain has been forced to "defend" poor little Barack Obama.....but where are the media reports about Obama supporters wearing t-shirts calling Sarah Palin a Cunt?
Wake Up America

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Song a Regular American Can Love

Conservatives, Right-Wingers, Libertarians and regular Americans will love the lyrics to this song released about 2 years ago by Brazil's CSS, titled "Art Bitch." It completely skewers the elitist art scene. I have bolded the most interesting parts so liberals can sorta get the gist of it without having to be forced to read the lyrics of an entire song by an oppressive American blogger.

Art Bitch

My art is called egocentric-soft-porno
Or maybe it's just narcissism...
My one and only subject
Goes from something like anything but
Me-ism

Wouldn't it be easier for Beardsley?
He could drop the paintings,
And photograph his penis.
Or take pixxx of the chicks...
Yeah, you know what I mean...
Wouldn't it be better for Escher?
He could drop the math
And make it happen on his mattress
2 girls and a cam!
3 girls and a cam!
You put a dog there and you got polaroid scat

I ain't no artist
I am an artbitch
I sell my paintings to the men I eat
I have no portfolio
and I only show
Where there's free alcohol

I am so hardcore
I sell my crap and people ask for more...
Call me revolutionaire
I poo on a plate and get it published on Visionaire
What I do, is called art-shit
And don't you dare make fun of me
Cuz everything I do was featured on the pages of I-D!

I ain't no artist
I am an art-bitch
I sell my paintings to the men I eat
I have no portfolio
and I only show
Where there's free alcohol

I ain't no artist
I am an artbitch
I sell my paintings to the men I eat
I have no portfolio
and I only show
Where there's free alcohol

Lick lick lick my art-tit
Suck suck suck my art-hole

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Obama's Earmark for Renegade Priest Pfleger


In July, 2000, Obama helped secure a $100,000 grant for the Community of St. Sabina, a church headed by Father Michael Pfleger, a controversial and radical Catholic priest and Obama campaign contributor.
Front Page

Friday, October 10, 2008

Gay Porn Kingpin Raises at Least $50,000 for Obama

ONE of the "bundlers" who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America.

Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama's National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year.
New York Post

Washington Post Insults McCain, Palin Supporters

"Anger Is Crowd's Overarching Emotion at McCain Rally"

Washington Post

Job Creators Prefer McCain Over Obama, 4 to 1

Chief Executive magazine’s most recent polling of 751 CEOs shows that GOP presidential candidate John McCain is the preferred choice for CEOs. According to the poll, which is featured on the cover of Chief Executive’s most recent issue, by a four-to-one margin, CEOs support Senator John McCain over Senator Barack Obama. Moreover, 74 percent of the executives say they fear that an Obama presidency would be disastrous for the country.
Chief Executive

Financial War Between Iceland & Britain

'We are freezing the assets of Icelandic companies in the UK where we can. We will take further action against Icelandic authorities wherever necessary to recover the money.'
Daily Mail

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Electoral College: Obama 277, McCain 261

Averaging out the state by state polls, correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats, including an increased Black turnout, an energized youth vote, an apathetic youth vote, voter fraud and throwing in a modest Bradley Effect... here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Thursday, October 9, 2008:

Created using the Real Clear Politics Electoral Vote Calculator.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

McCain Cuts Obama Lead to 1.9

Three Day Tracking Poll

10-7

10-6

Obama

47.1%

47.7%

McCain

45.2%

45.3%

Others/Not sure

7.7%

7.0%

The Zogby poll goes on to credit Sarah Palin's debate as the event that has turned things around for McCain.


The survey, including a three-day sample of 1,220 likely voters collected over the previous three days - approximately 400 per day from Oct. 5-7, 2008 - shows that Obama holds a slight advantage amounting to 1.9 percentage points over McCain. This represents a bit of a recovery by McCain, who had been sliding in some polls before his running mate, Sarah Palin, put in a strong performance in her one and only debate performance last Thursday.

Obama's Illegal Foreign Money: $3.3 Million

The $3.3 million total does not include donors who have given less than $200 and whose contributions do not have to be itemized. Some of that money could also have come from overseas. About half of Obama's $455 million in contributions so far are unitemized. The campaign does not identify those donors.
My Way News

Black Congressmen Calls Palin a Racist...Yawwwwnnnn!!!

She must be doing something right, because you know you have hit a nerve with the Democrats when they start calling you a 'racist.'

“They are trying to throw out these codes,” said Representative Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from New York.

“That’s racial. That’s fear. They know they can’t win on the issues, so the last resort they have is race and fear.”

“Racism is alive and well in this country, and McCain and Palin are trying to appeal to that and it’s unfortunate,” said Representative Ed Towns, also from New York.

Source: New York Observer

Monday, October 6, 2008

Electoral College: McCain 284, Obama 254

Averaging out the state by state polls, correcting rampant oversampling of Democrats, including an increased Black turnout, voter fraud and throwing in a modest Bradley Effect... here is the state of the Presidential Race today, Monday, October 6, 2008:



Map created using Real Clear Politics' electoral map calculator.
Click on map to enlarge.

YouTube Embraces Anti-Christian Hatred, Bans People Who Question Islam

When interviewed by Eyeblast.tv last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that YouTube, the video-sharing site owned by his company, is "pretty serious" about removing the "strange" videos that keep popping up on the site, especially videos "that can be used to incite bad outcomes." Apparently videos designed to incite Catholics don't fall into that category.

A YouTube user who goes by the moniker "fsmdude" has posted more than 30 videos under the title "Eucharist Desecration." Each video features an attack on a symbol that Catholics consider sacred -- by blow gun, nail gun, boiling, sword and cigarette in a few recent episodes.

Rest of story at Newsbusters

Boomerang! Obama Attacks 'Keating 5' but 3 of Them Have Endorsed Him

Desperate Times?

It looks like a little bit of desperation on the part of Obama to bring up something that happened over 2 decades ago. Is that how Obama's people are going to answer for all of his own scandals, by bringing up something that happened before McCain was even a Senator?

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers notes that three of McCain's fellow members of the Keating Five have endorsed Obama: Former senators Dennis DeConcini. John Glenn, and Donald W. Riegle. All three are Democrats -- McCain was the only Republican in the group -- and DeConcini and Riegle were among the more deeply implicated officials.
Ben Smith, Politico

Obama Uber Alles! New Creepy Barack Video

BHO is building his own private army?
Barack Obama seems to love using brainwashing techniques on children and young adults. This is even scarier than the video of the little children being forced to learn and sing the Obama Anthem. These guys look like they could really put a hurting on you if you live in an urban area and try to vote for someone other than Obama.
Seig Heil!

Drudge: Obama and Ayers Shared Stage at Event


The Bill Ayers / Weather Underground story is finally starting to get the media attention it deserves.
Bill Ayers, standing on American Flag.
Posing for a recent magazine cover.

Ohio: Voter Fraud Already Occuring

In a close election, Ohio’s 20 electoral votes could swing into McCain’s [yeah, right] or Obama’s column based on the ballots of non-Ohioans, foreign citizens, felons, or even children. If, in a photo finish, the presidency hinges on such tainted Ohio votes, McCain or Obama could be inaugurated beneath a thundercloud. Fairly or not, cries of “Thief!” will haunt him wherever he goes. Not surprisingly, such grievances grind democracy down. So it goes when our leaders govern with the consent of those who never should have been asked.
Deroy Murdock

Latest Racist Comment by an Obama Pal

"A black friend in the White House or a white enemy."
—Cecil E. Roberts, Virginia Obama Supporter

Los Angeles Times, Fourth Paragraph.

Union Bosses Selling Out Workers in Exchange for Obama $


Are you or someone you love in a union? Did you know that Barack Obama and corrupt union bosses are trying to screw the everyday American worker by taking away a worker's right to a private vote?
If Obama is elected president, get ready for a unionized America and the end of the worker's right to a secret ballot.

If he gets his way, Obama is ready to force millions of Americans into unions by eliminating, for all practical purposes, this fundamental American right.

Obama is a strong supporter of the falsely-named “Employee Free Choice Act” (also known as the Card Check bill) sponsored by Ted Kennedy. It almost passed Congress this year and is certain to become law if Obama becomes president. Obama told the AFL-CIO this year, "I will make it the law of the land when I’m president of the United States." (President Bush has threatened to veto the legislation.)

Read entire horror story at Human Events

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hillary Attacked Obama on Ayers Relationship in April

"Obama served on a board with former Weather Underground member William Ayers and "that relationship with Mr. Ayers on this board continued after 9/11."

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Canadian Debate: Anglos Think Harper Won, Froggies Think Dion Won

If you had to pick only one leader, who do you think won the debate?

English

French

Stephen Harper - Con.

34%

10%

Jack Layton - NDP

19%

15%

Stéphane Dion - Lib.

14%

32%

Elizabeth May - Grn.

13%

2%

Giles Duceppe - BQ

1%

27%

None of them

21%

14%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies / Toronto Star
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,635 Canadian adults who saw the English language debate on Oct. 2, and 429 Canadian adults who saw the French language debate on Oct. 1. The interviews for respondents who watched the English-language debate were collected AFTER the entire English-language debate was over. The interviews for respondents who watched the French-language debate were collected AFTER the entire French-language debate was over. Margin of error for the total sample of debate watchers is 2.2 per cent.

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2011 List

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

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Conservative, Republican & Libertarian Celebrities

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  • 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
  • Jason Sehorn
  • 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
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Lee Ving
  • Leeann Tweeden
  • Lorenzo Lamas
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Lou Ferrigno
  • Louella Parsons
  • Lynard Skynard
  • Lynn Swann
  • Margaret Hamilton
  • Marie Osmond
  • Mark Chesnutt
  • Martina McBride
  • Mary Hart
  • Mary Lou Retton
  • Matt Hasselbeck
  • Maureen O'Hara
  • Meat Loaf
  • Mel Gibson
  • Merle Haggard
  • Michael W. Smith
  • 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
  • Randy Travis
  • Rebecca St. James
  • Ric Flair
  • Richard Petty
  • Rick Schroeder
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Rip Torn
  • Robert Conrad
  • Robert Davi
  • Robert Duvall
  • Roger Penske
  • Ron Silver
  • Salvador Dali
  • Sam Shepard
  • Sammy Haggar
  • Sara Evans
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Scott Baio
  • Sela Ward
  • Shannen Doherty
  • Shawnee Smith
  • Shirley Jones
  • Shirley Temple
  • Skrewdriver
  • Stephen Baldwin
  • Styx
  • Susan Lucci
  • Tammy Grimes
  • Ted Nugent
  • Tim Tebow
  • Tippi Hedrin
  • Tom Clancy
  • Tom Selleck
  • Tony Danza
  • Trace Adkins
  • Tracy Scoggins
  • Travis Tritt
  • Type O Negative
  • Victoria Jackson
  • Vince Flynn
  • Vincent Gallo
  • 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)