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Poll: 23 percent say Cheney worst vice president ever

Posted on December 22, 2008

In a recent CNN poll, it was reported that 23% of those polled said Vice-President Dick Cheney was the worst VP ever. The headline for the article stated just that, as I have in this post. Now, when I initially say the headline, I said to myself, “You have got to be kidding!” Why would anyone care what just 23% of the country thought about any given topic. Last time I checked, we are a country that is ruled by a MAJORITY and if I do my math correctly, 23% is nowhere near a majority of anything. Hell, 23% of people polled by the AP said they have actually seen a ghost or believe they have been in one’s presence, with the most likely candidates for such visits including single people, Catholics and those who never attend religious services. Again I ask, who cares? Now, if this number more closely reflected the statistics of the country’s political demographic, I might be more impressed. It is estimated that almost 46% of registered voters are Democrat. With that number, wouldn’t it be more of a headline to say that, of those polled, 23% DON’T agree with the Democrats that Cheney is the worst VP ever? Those traitors! Where is there allegiance to the party?

This is just another fine example of the worthless reporting by the mainstream media. The article went on to say that 34% of those polled thought the VP was a good number 2. Why wasn’t that the heading of the article, I ask? Because it wouldn’t ring with the liberal left who is the largest supporting group of MSM? Because no one wants to hear about the support of a Republican, but rather try and shed them in a negative light. This is despicable and a poor example of what the media is supposed to represent.

I would be willing to bet that I could take a poll of any topic and, phrased right, get 23% of those questioned to answer negatively. I don’t remember seeing any such headlines after the Presidential election stating that 46% of the country voted against Obama’s policies and what he stands for. Where was that article, Mr. Ted Turner? It’s no wonder papers like the NY Times are having to mortgage their buildings to keep afloat. It’s no wonder that CNN falls a distant second to the news organization Fox. The motto at Fox News is “We Report, You Decide” and it appears at CNN it is more like, “Let Us Take All The Thinking Out of Your News and Make Up Your Mind For You!”

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Hillary and irony seem to go hand-in-hand

Posted on December 6, 2008

I had the opportunity to read the local newspaper today while I was getting the oil changed in my wife’s car. I don’t usually read the local paper, or any paper for that matter, simply because I have been turned off by the bias and one-sided journalism that runs rampant it most of our country’s “news” papers.

I got caught up on the local high-school and college sports, the local events coming up this holiday season, and even browsed the classified ads. However, one article caught my eye that I found particularly interesting. It was an article about Hillary Clinton trying to payoff her campaign debt, still. The article talked about how she owed money for marketing, printing, equipment rental, space rental, etc. All of this got me to thinking; “Is this typical of the common political candidate?”

The article went on to say how Hillary was hosting a fundraiser with the star of “Ugly Betty”, America Something-or-other, acting as emcee and tickets are going for $50 to $1,000 per seat. The big ticket price gets you a front row seat and the opportunity to hob-knob and have a picture taken with H-Rod backstage after the show. All of the money raised would go toward paying off debt from her failed bid to be President, some of it dating back as far as the primaries.

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My plan to save the taxpayer $700 Billion and the country, to boot!

Posted on December 1, 2008

Recently, I have been really troubled by all the “bail-out” talk and have been able to concentrate on little else. I have been trying to get my mind around the $7.5 trillion number and just haven’t been able to. I feel that there has got to be a better way to save the economy than throwing all this money at losing businesses.

There is talk now about another economic stimulus package. Congressional leaders and President-elect Obama have said they are committed to it, but a price tag hasn’t been worked out yet. I read a report today that 43 states are facing deficits that could exceed $140 billion over the next two years so they are sure to be on the list of recipients. So, if I do my math correctly and add the amount of the last economic stimulus package to the new “needs” the total exceeds $200 billion. Of that money, it is estimated that the states would use $136 billion for infrastructure projects.

On top of that, we have all the banks, automakers and businesses that need saving which has been estimated will cost you and I another measly $7 – $7.5 trillion dollars. In a previous post I tried to demonstrate just how much money $7.5 trillion dollars is. If you didn’t read it, please do so here.

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