Posts Tagged ‘election’

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“I won’t vote for any beanpole guy[!]” – Anonymous Clinton Supporter, Wall Street Journal

“Let me have men about me that are fat;
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o’ nights:
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;
He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.” –

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene II

Is Barack Obama too thin to be trusted or related to by ordinary Americans?  Do you choose who you will vote for based on their food and exercise choices?  Would Wm. Howard Taft or Abraham Lincoln have a chance of being elected today in our image conscious world- the former would be too fat and the latter too tall and lanky.  In a rather disappointing and humorous article the Wall Street Journal has fun pointing out the role food choices have played in presidential elections.  One of my favorite stories from the article focuses around John Kerry at the Iowa State Fair. (more…)

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The Worlds (Not-so-)Greatest Father?!

The man to the right, Daniel Everette (33) of Michigan was arraigned “the other day for charges of child sexual abuse and using the Internet to attempt child sexual abuse.” [1]

Oddly enough, despite the fact that his shirt proclaims his love for both wrestling and his children, no one yet knows if he has any offspring of his own or if he actually watches WWE wrestling.  Gosh, as if pro-wrestling didn’t have enough bad press in the last year already.

Somehow I doubt the WWE will be sending this guy free ringside tickets for getting their company logo into the public eye.

Bad Cop, No Donut…

John Stossel has a great article up over at Townhall.com about the extortion scheme known as the “STOP” sign.  Among the interesting things Stossel points out

1. Cameras placed at stop signs in New York and Michigan showed that 82 and 72 percent of drivers, respectively, failed to come to a complete stop.  Oh, and the cops didn’t either.

2. Stop signs are bad for the environment.

3. Getting rid of stop signs has been shown to save lives and lower the number of accidents.

4. Cops have a perverse incentive to get overtime pay by giving tickets at stop signs- and surprise, surprise, cops are not always honest.  Stossel reports how one cop made $21,000 in overtime pay thanks to all the time he spent testifying in court. (more…)

Whoops….

The Question: “Name some of Senator Barack Obama’s legislative accomplishments?”

The Answer: [liberal paraphrase] Ah, um, A, Ummmm…..

There I Said it!  Now that you’re here, enjoy the rest of my blog.  There is religious content (sure to infuriate the atheist-leftist branch of Paul’s followers) and even you aren’t sufficiently offender you could visit my other blog by clicking here.

BTW, just to throw the Ron Paul supporters who show up here a bone- I agree with much of what Paul has to say!  However, I think he has ZERO chance of even winning the primary, much less the general election.  Real elections aren’t like on-line straw polls.  In real elections you only get to vote once AND you have to actually leave your house.

But, I must say, best of luck to Paul.  We could use someone to show that the two party system isn’t invulnerable.  However, in an age when the electorate is groomed to expect handouts from Republicans and Democrats alike- the only difference being on party promises a larger amount and to different groups- I don’t expect a small government strict constructionist like Paul to even come close to winning.

Now Perot, that guys was nuts, but he really had a chance to win the whole thing.