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Time for Snoopy Dance?
Most if not all the polls in Wisconsin have Governor Scott Walker ahead of the recall candidate Tom Barrett. According to the newest poll by the organization “We Ask America” have Governor Walker with this considerable lead. Keep in mind, polls differ not only by who’s polling, but also if our friends in Wisconsin will vote and are registered Republicans.
|PUBLIC UNION HOUSEHOLDS||47%||50%||3%|
|NON-PUB. UNION HOUSEHOLDS||55%||40%||5%|
*The head-to-head results were weighted to correct for over-/under-sampling of the gender and age bracket areas. The weighting changed the final results by less than one percentage point.
Rasmussen has Walker on the lead so far by only 5% (+/-3% the margin of error)
(Via Scared Monkeys): A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey shows that 50% of the state’s Likely Voters prefer Walker while 45% choose Barrett. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate and another two percent (2%) are undecided.
At The Weekly Standard, Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, found the exact same results (Walker 50%, Barrett 45%) when it polled the Wisconsin recall race in April [...] but the good news for Walker is that he has an 8-point lead among independent voters.
The date is set for June 5th; let the Scottmentum continue.
Jon Stewart took six minutes to get his point across-mock Rick Santorum‘s surge in the polls, his three state victory roll mixed in with Catholic hospitals and clinics’ contraceptive dilemma and the final Obama compromise. BUT, he was not done yet. Stewart took a moment to slam Newt at the end, which again proves that he’s one of the reasons why Obama got elected.
- Jon Stewart Catches Up On Last Week’s Controversy Over Contraception Insurance [Video] (gawker.com)
- WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Fox News Christians Over Birth Control (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stewart’s Vagina Ideologues Slams Contraception Controversy (lezgetreal.com)
- Jon Stewart On Birth Control Opponents: ‘Liberty For Employers, Employees Can Go F*ck Themselves’ (mediaite.com)
President Obama will be most of the rest of the year campaigning not only to be re-elected, but to push is “jobs” bill that is another attempt to rush a bill through a-lá-Obamacare, presenting a false pretense that it’s “paid for” when the reality is that it isn’t. A bill that is fair to all of us that pay taxes and garnishes earnings and a reasonable effort to recruit more and more people cannot amount to the ridiculous amount of approximately $200,000 up to $312,500 per job created OR SAVED. Yes, no typos-per job.
Take a look:
The President’s deal is said to increase GDP by $300 billion or 2 percent and add or 1.9 million jobs. The plan is expected to cost tax payers $475 billion, well over the $300 billion that analysts were originally forecasting. ZeroHedge notes that $475 billion financed over a ten year basis at 2.5 percent will add roughly an additional $120 billion in interest.
If you don’t factor in the interest, it will cost the tax payers $250,000 per job and $312,500 after factoring in the interest tax.
Whoever is doing that math, is an evil malign tumor that has a laundromat with a Slushie machine inside.
This bad joke has got to stop now. What blows my mind is why nobody is stopping this madness. Who is waiting for what? If most of the United States are “game on” for destroying this country on purpose thinking that this can be in a jiffy, they’re absolutely wrong.
Governor Palin‘s speech in Iowa has has so far an interesting range of reactions, from revealing the true illness of America that suffers from direct political influences to a total disappointment because she didn’t announce her candidacy for 2012.
You may say that Rove‘s seed sprouted amongst some people but America is not patient, used to regular partisan standards on all parties and want this all over and done with in order to go back to their surreal reality shows, so they can get rid of Obama later.
Nobody believes as I do that this is must force Obama to respond. Palin laid her card without any specifics just like the rest of the GOP do-and why should she? Obama will present His “Ultimate Miracle Cure Jobs Plan” that will have none of the suggestions in Palin’s plan.
- Sarah Palin lights up Iowa – Washington Times (news.google.com)
- Palin sees room for more White House candidates – Reuters (news.google.com)
This story has me on the verge of tears. I wish that this story reaches so many people around the world, who can come back to Earth and realize they got it good; that their kids are healthy and will live, long productive lives. Brennan Daigle will live for a few weeks; but he will die ARMY Strong. Mega-KUDOS to Ft. Polk‘s HQ and the Louisiana National Guard!
Since October 2009, Brennan, from Sulphur, Louisiana, has been battling embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma–a rare form of cancer in which muscular tumors attach themselves to bones, writer Rachel Reischling reports in the Fort Polk Guardian. Last month, doctors told his family there was nothing more they could do, and gave Brennan just weeks to live.
Brennan has always loved the Army. His mother had created a Facebook page–Brennan’s Brigade–to keep family and friends informed of his condition. People from around the world, including soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, have left comments of encouragement and support. One group of soldiers in Afghanistan posted a picture of themselves holding an American flag, and told Brennan: “We’re flying this flag in honor of you; we’re here to back you. Stay Army strong.”
Brennan was having the most wonderful day of his life. But it’s just getting better every minute of it:
Brennan had been told he was going fishing with his father. But when he got out of his dad’s truck, he was greeted by a formation of 1st MEB soldiers, standing at attention in front of a National Guard Humvee. After a moment, they all shouted “Happy Birthday, Brennan!,” and broke into applause.
Brennan was speechless, according to his mother. “All he could do was giggle,” she said.
Brennan and his best friend Kaleb were invited to check out the Humvee, and Brennan sat behind the wheel. Then soldiers took the two boys out for a spin. Afterward, Brennan and Kaleb put their heads out the hatch on the vehicle’s roof, while the crowd snapped pictures.
But it wasn’t over. Brennan got out of the Humvee and was led to the front of the formation, where he shook hands with each soldier. He was inducted into the Army as an honorary member, then given a coin symbolizing merit and excellence, as well as a military jacket with his name on the pocket, and other Army-themed gifts.
“Brennan, you exemplify what personal courage means,” Pfc. Kamesha Starkey, 1st MEB, told him.
Finally, the mayor of Sulphur, La., gave Brennan a key to the city, and the title of Honorary Mayor of the Day.
For the rest of the story and more pictures, click here. Unfortunately when it comes to Yahoo! stories, there’s always a bunch of crazies that trash on a story that portrays our troops’ eagerness to spend the day with Brennan (40 showed up!), or about the boy himself. That’s not what matters. What matters is that for one day, he forgot he was sick, and that he is aware that he will die.
The next day, on the way to school — Brennan still attends third grade every day — he asked his mother “Am I really in the Army?”
“You most certainly are,” she said. “They don’t just swear in anyone!”
“That’s awesome,” he said.