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A Democrat Powerhouse? Really?

I have had a lot of things going on this past month, and I haven’t been able to take the time to post and update Espective as I would have liked.  Hopefully, I can do a better job of posting more in the future.  With that being said, I was going through some old emails and ran across this little nugget that was forwarded to me back on January 14.  I meant to post it, but I got busy with life and forgot about it. 

Apparently, news was kind of slow when this astute statement was written.   The following quote can be found in the January edition of the Washington Monthly:

“And today’s youth?  It turns out it’s a Democratic powerhouse.  In the early nineties young voters began shifting rapidly toward the Democratic Party and haven’t looked back since, even after a Republican won the White House in 2000.  Today, twenty-somethings lean Democratic by as much as 52%.”

Does that make any sense to you?  As my friend pointed out, the U.S. is primarily a two-party system.  You would pretty much expect somewhere around 50% for each, give or take a percent or two for Independents or other parties. 

You also have to wonder what the margin of error was on the poll they took to obtain the 52% majority.  You would have to assume this percentage was within the margin of error.  If that’s the case, it could actually swing the other way and place the twenty-somethings in the majority for the Republican.  With that scenario, couldn’t they actually be a Republican powerhouse?

February 28, 2008 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

How Obama and Hillary Really Fell About America

I found this picture over on www.rushlimbaugh.com and thought I would post it here and share it with all of you. I suspect this represents the true feelings of Obama and Hillary toward the U.S.

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February 27, 2008 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

McCain On The Run?

Is it me, or does anyone else find this picture amusing?  It looks like there are three people missing from the bridge tournament down at the senior center.mccain.jpg

February 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm Leave a comment

Henry Waxman-Inspector Clouseau

With the announcement that Congressman Henry Waxman’s House Oversight Committee (not MLB Oversight Committee) has drafted a letter asking the Justice Department to investigate if Roger Clemens committed perjury, I just have to wonder if Congress has anything to do. Why are our tax dollars being spent to investigate steroids in baseball?

MLB functions independently of the government. Yes, they do have anti-trust exemption, but that does not mean Congress should have their nose in every nuance of the business of these sports and leagues? In the future, can we expect Congressional hearings on balks and strikes that are just off the corner of the plate?

I would prefer Congress and Waxman spend their time making the Bush tax cuts permanent. That would be a wise use of my tax dollars. Trying to figure out if Clemens lied about getting injected with HGH instead of B12 is not! Who cares? Perhaps Congressman Waxman and the other members of his committee suffer from the need of feeling important. Why else would they bother to get involved in the matters that are being dealt with by MLB?

Henry Waxman has never seen an investigation that didn’t intrigue him (as long as it did not concern a Democrat). According to Time magazine, he has published over 2,000 reports blasting President Bush and the Republicans. I guess he feels he needs to be involved in the baseball steroid scandal in order to be relevant. Since the vast majority of us have heard of any of his 2,000 reports, this may be the only way he can get his name out there. Otherwise, only the district he represents in California would know who he is. He is one of those liberals who feel the need to interfere in everyone’s lives and to tell us how we should live. If we disagree with him, there must be something wrong with us, because he is smarter than we are and we should not question him. After all, he is trying to protect us from ourselves. His intrusion into our lives is needed.

While his reports may or may not be legendary, we can thank the Congressman for helping make the Clean Air Act, generic-drug legislation, food and toy safety laws, and other government reaching legislation. His hearings also started the dominos to fall that led to the tobacco lawsuit settlement. If there is an opportunity for grandstanding and showboating, you can bet Waxman will be running to the spotlight.

While this appears to be a complete waste of time and tax money wasted, there are positives that can be found through this. Congress isn’t raising our taxes and they aren’t passing nonsensical legislation that would force the government further upon us. You know on second thought, if this is keeping Congress from further eroding my rights or trying to completely control my life, this investigation may not be so bad after all?

February 26, 2008 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

Global Warming: The Greatest Hoax Ever-Part 3

Toward the end of 2007, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a study that stated that “not all the large changes seen in Arctic climate in recent years are a result of long-term trends associated with global warming.” This is a far cry from the assertions of Al Gore. Gore has been going around telling everyone that low ice conditions in the Arctic are the fault of gas carbon dioxide. Of course, this report was not widely reported by the media. Why not? It’s because they wouldn’t want anything to destroy the illusion they have tried to craft that there’s a scientific consensus regarding man made global warming.

The scientists reported there was a 10-millibar decrease in water pressure at the bottom of the ocean at the North Pole between 2002-2006. This was equal to removing about 4 inches of water from the ocean. These scientists said, “The distribution and size of the decrease suggest that Arctic Ocean circulation changed from the counter clockwise patter in exhibited in the 1990s to the clockwise patter that was dominant prior to 1990. Our study confirms many changes seen in upper Arctic Ocean Circulation in the 1990s were mostly decadal in nature rather than trends caused by global warming.”

The study showed the Arctic Oscillation was fairly stable until about 1970, but then “varied on more or less decadal time scales, with signs of an underlying upward trend, until the late 1990’s, when it again stabilized. During its strong counterclockwise phase in the 1990s, the Arctic environment changed markedly, with the upper Arctic Ocean undergoing major changes that persisted into this century.”

These scientists said the data shows the “bottom pressure has increased back toward its 2002 level. The winter of 2006-2007 was another high Arctic Oscillation year and summer sea ice extent reached a new minimum. While it is too early to say, it looks as though the Arctic Ocean is ready to start swinging back to the counterclockwise circulation pattern of the 1990s again.”

February 25, 2008 at 8:45 am 2 comments

John McCain’s Money Problem

It looks like John McCain has gotten himself into a little money problem. Go here to see the story. If John McCain is not able to spend any more than $5 million between now and the convention in September, his campaign is done. There is absolutely no way he can win a presidential election by only spending less than $1 million a month.

What do the Republicans do about this? One has to wonder if they will throw him away and try to lure Romney back into the fray, or will they get behind Huckabee? It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Maybe next time he signs his name to something, John will read the fine print.

February 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton: The Great Cackler

Here is a great Glen Beck video showing how great of a cackler Hillary really is.

February 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

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