Political blog postings

Political Postings

Earliest: October 8, 2003Latest: November 9, 2016Total: 54

April 3, 2008

Rush Limbaugh

Yesterday I was listening to Rush Limbaugh and his attempt to disrupt the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania by having Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton. The Republicans have already selected their Presidential candidate, so their votes won?t matter for the Republican Ticket.

Rush Limbaugh's Pennsylvania Election War plan:
Get Republicans to switch to the Democratic Party for this one primary and vote for Hillary Clinton to prolong the results of the Democratic ticket. After the primary switch back to the Republican Party.

It?s a pretty tricky scheme that Rush attempting and certainly not illegal. Nobody is forcing voters to change their vote, and there?s no reward by voting for a different party. In fact, Rush is only encouraging voters to follow the rules set forth by the Pennsylvania election committee.

I think it?s a good idea that Rush is doing this, for two main reasons, it encourage people to vote on April 22, and it draws more attention to some of the loopholes in the election process.

Lets see what happens on April 22nd.

March 25, 2008

Federal Court Ruling

Its nice to see that the court is for the people, by the people, except if your stuck on an airline against your will:

A federal appeals court has rejected a law requiring airlines to provide food, water, clean toilets and fresh air to passengers trapped in a plane delayed on the ground.

January 9, 2008

New Hampshire Primary 2.0

Yesterday was Primary Tuesday in New Hampshire, here are the final results:

Democrats
Hillary Clinton - 39%
Barack Obama - 37%
John Edwards - 17%

Republicans
John McCain - 37%
Mitt Romney - 32%
Huckabee - 11%
Rudy Giuliani - 9%

I was surprise that Hillary was able to overcome the latest poll numbers and produce an upset win. There are some more primaries over the next few weeks, and it looks like Hillary Clinton has the momentum to keep moving forward.

January 8, 2008

New Hampshire Primary

Today is Primary Tuesday in New Hampshire, and based on the latest poll numbers here's my projection on the outcome:

Democrats
Barack Obama - 44%
John Edwards - 28%
Hillary Clinton - 19%

Republicans
Mitt Romney - 34%
John McCain - 33%
Rudy Giuliani - 25%

May 24, 2007

Souvenirs

Its not spelled Silveneer, Silvoneers, Sulvoneers, Souiverirs... or anything like that...

When you going shopping on vacation you purchase Souvenirs.

"We purchased lots of Souvenirs on our Disney Vacation"

May 15, 2006

George Bush's Wisdom:

George Bush's Wisdom

Two quotes from Tonight's Speech...

For many years, the government did not have enough space in our detention facilities to hold them while the legal process unfolded. So most were released back into our society and asked to return for a court date. When the date arrived, the vast majority did not show up. This practice, called "catch and release," is unacceptable - and we will end it.
....
Therefore, I support a temporary worker program that would create a legal path for foreign workers to enter our country in an orderly way, for a limited period of time. This program would match willing foreign workers with willing American employers for jobs Americans are not doing. Every worker who applies for the program would be required to pass criminal background checks. And temporary workers must return to their home country at the conclusion of their stay.

March 28, 2006

Illegal Immigrants

Ok, Picture this situation:

Every day when you were at work, someone would pick the lock in your home and then use your washer and dryer. No matter what you do, they always manage to get in the house and use the washer and dryer.

So you call the police.

The police decide not to do anything, since no harm is being done, and decide to pass a local ordinance allowing people to go into homes to use other people washer and dryers.

But by using your washer and dryer they are using your electric and water bill and wearing down the washer and dryer. - - - - - -

Ok, so maybe I have to work on the above example a little more. The fact remains, anyone that enters this country illegally is an Illegal citizen.

What does it say about a government that rewards people that enter the country illegally? How effective is that government? This isn't just a George W. Bush problem, Mr. Clinton also allowed Illegal Aliens to apply for citizenship.

Oh, and on the enforcement side: only 3 companies were punished by hiring illegal aliens in 2005?? While 400 were punished in 1998? Looks like someone isn't doing their job...

February 1, 2005

State of the Union

Tomorrow night President Bush will be giving the first State of the Union speech of his second term.

I'll be in the Washington DC area while he gives his speech. I don't know if there are any political bars around the DC area that will air the speech, but I will look around.

Key things that Bush will cover:

  • Iraq Elections
  • Social Security
  • National Security (Post 9/11 Era)
  • Economy

Hopefully he'll outline the Iraq exit strategy. Let's see how much of the speech is focus on International affairs and domestic affairs. Since this is a State of the Union, it should focus on mostly domestic issues.

November 3, 2004

Election Results

Well looks like my predictions were correct, George W. Bush gets to keep the Whitehouse as his home address for 4 more years.

The good news is that the past two Presidents that served 2 terms, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, had very positive economic growth in their second term. So, expect some good times ahead!

Today I had the rare opportunity to be near the White House the day after a Presidential election. There were a few protesters at Lafayette Park, one even had a bull horn complaining about the election. Overall it was a quiet place. When I left a young couple was lighting candles, probably as a peace candle.

November 2, 2004

Election Day 2004

Well today is election day and I believe that George W. Bush will probably win this election. I don't think it will be a close race and a decision will probably happen around 11 pm tonight. I believe who ever wins Florida or Ohio will probably take the big prize.

I voted this morning at 8 am and there were 175 other people that voted before me. There were no long lines.

Expect the Drudge Report to have some "early returns" probably posted around 5pm tonight.

Real Clear Politics polling data has Bush out in front by about 2%. Bush has maintained a lead since early September.

At lunch today John Kerry will be at the Union Oyster House having:

"A plate of Littlenecks, which are smaller, cherrystone clams, plus a cup of clam chowder," - James Malinn, owner of the Union Oyster House

Tonight John Kerry will be at Copley Square hosting a party with friends and family. Also expected are Sheryl Crow, Carole King, James Taylor and Bon Jovi.