Monthly Archives: November 2011

Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – 25 Nov 11 Edition

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll of adult voters conducted 18 – 20 Nov 11 has been released concerning the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) nominating circus; the current poll results are:

Newton Leroy Gingrich 24; Mittens Romney 20; Herman “Pizza Man” Cain 17; Reverend Rick Perry 11; Ronny Paul 9; Michele “Krazy” Bachmann 5; Ricky “The Ric” Santorum 4 and  Jon “I can’t believe it’s not butter” Huntsman 3

The GOTP version of the Island of Misfit Candidates continues to play out with Newton maintaining his lead, followed by the Bridesmaid Mittens and the Pizza Man holding in third; Reverend Ricky, Paul and Krazy round out the middle of the pack, while Huntsman falls back to bottom dwelling mud sucker status as Santorum floats a little higher in the GOTP murky political waters.

In Iowa, a new Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 15 Nov 11: Gingrich 32; Romney 19; Cain 13; Paul 10, Perry 6; Bachmann 6; Santorum 5 and Huntsman 2…

In New Hampshire, The Polling Company (R) conducted a poll of likely voters conducted 18 – 21 Nov 11: Mittens 35; Gingrich 18; Paul 11; Cain 8; Huntsman 8; Perry 4; Bachmann 4 and Santorum 2 …

In South Carolina, the new The Polling Company (R) poll of likely voters conducted 18 – 21 Nov 11: Gingrich 31; Cain 17; Romney 16; Perry 6; Bachmann 5; Paul 5; Huntsman 3 and Santorum 1 …

In Florida, the new Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted on 08 Nov 11: Cain 30; Romney 24; Gingrich 19; Perry 5; Bachmann 3; Paul 3; Huntsman 2 and Santorum 1 …

In Nevada, the PPP (D) poll of registered voters conducted from 20 – 23 Oct 11: Romney 29; Cain 28; Gingrich 15; Paul 7; Perry 6; Bachmann 3; Huntsman and Santorum 2 …

In the five states with the lead off primaries – or caucuses – Gingrich leads in 2, Romney leads in 2 and Cain lead in 1.

Concerning how the GOTP “candidates stack up against the President; according to a Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 21 – 22 Nov 11, if the general election were held today:

President Obama 44/Romney 38

According to a Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 19 – 20 Nov 11, if the general election were held today:

President Obama 46/Gingrich 40

According to a Quinnipiac poll of registered voters conducted 14 – 20 Nov 11, if the general election were held today:

President Obama 50/Cain 37

So, if the GOTP clown car had finally stopped spinning, and the general election was held today, Newton Leroy Gingrich would be the nominee, and he would’ve lost to President Obama.

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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in 2012 Election


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Romney says false ad is OK?

According to the Associated Press (AP) Republican Tea Party (GOTP) former presidential front runner Mittens Romney is defending a TV ad quoting President Barack Obama out of context, and signaling Romney’s ready to admit he’s a slimy politician who’s prepared to do anything in order to be elected.

The ad began airing in New Hampshire this week using audio of then-Senator Obama campaigning in the state in 2008, saying: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.

The ad fails to point out the President was quoting the campaign of his opponent, 2008 GOP nominee John McCain. Instead, the ad leaves the impression it’s the President who doesn’t want to discuss the economy. It’s a lie and Romney knows it.

Mittens mewed to reporters his campaign distributed the ad with a press release noting the words were originally from Obama’s opponent.

“There was no hidden effort on the part of our campaign. It was instead to point out that what’s sauce for the goose is now sauce for the gander,” Romney said, “This ad points out, now, guess what, it’s your turn. The same lines used on John McCain are now going to be used on you, which is that this economy is going to be your albatross.”

Well, except Mittens that you’re deliberately deceiving the electorate; the fact you told the media outlets the ad was a fake, doesn’t clear you from being a liar.

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in 2012 Election


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Town criers Erastmus Limbaugh and Uriah Hannity say it’s about time authorities sent the smelly, flea bitten, mangy protestors packing.

“No one knows why they’ve been protesting,” Limbaugh cried, firmly ensconced behind his golden EIB criers’ bell. “It’s a hodge podge of people with no discernible leaders, the King’s soldiers did exactly the right thing; and further more, there’s nothing to this stuff that they used excessive force.”

“That’s right,” whined Hannity. “Why should the people of Boston have their lives turned upside down every day by individuals who are just lazy and want liberty just given to them?”

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized


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GOTP Christmas Special airing in 2012

As Christmas, and the first primaries and caucuses, approach it’s appropriate to wonder where this year’s crop of Crazy Eight Republican Tea Party (GOTP) candidates will be next Christmas, well wonder no more, famed stop motion animators Rankin/Bass have announced a brand new special, “The GOTP Island of Misfit Candidate”, and they’ve released their ideal cast of characters:

Mittens “in the box” Romney; he’s never garnered more than 25% of Republicans polled, thus it would appear few Republicans want to play with him

Michelle “Dolly” Bachmann; the Dolly for Sue’s misfit problem was revealed on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! News quiz show (broadcast 8 Dec 07). The show revealed that Rudolph’s producer, Arthur Rankin Jr., says Dolly’s problem was psychological, caused from being abandoned by her mistress and suffering depression from feeling unloved. Wow, is that type casting or what?

Newton “the spotted elephant” Gingrich; if you’ve seen the original Rudolph you’ve seen how that white polka-dotted elephant looks, who else but Newton could play him? Besides Newton is the one GOTP nominee who’d love to change some of his spots.

Jon “train with square wheels” Huntsman; a square wheeled train would never get any traction, just like his campaign.

Rick “the cowboy riding an ostrich” Perry; Reverend Ricky is strange enough to actually try this if he thought he’d win the nomination.

Herman “toy boat that sinks” Cain; the boat couldn’t float, and the Pizza Man’s campaign is sinking faster than the Titanic

Rick “water pistol that shoots jelly” Santorum; you look at water pistol and it seems an OK toy, but then it squirts jelly; you look at Ricky and he appears presidential, but then he opens his mouth and you discover you’re wrong.

Ron “bird fish” Paul; he appears so often to be able to spread his wings and fly, but then he jumps off into the air and lands in the deep end of the pool.

Look for this new Christmas classic in December 2012.

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in 2012 Election


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Joshua D. Corral

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that more than 400 people lined a Danville road Monday to form a silent procession honoring Lance CPL Joshua D. Corral, who was killed in Afghanistan last week.

The Department of Defense announced Monday that Corral, 19, had died 18 Nov 11 while in combat in Helmand province.

The 2010 graduate of San Ramon Valley High School grew up in Danville and was known by most in town as Chachi, said family friend Don Busboom, an American government teacher at the high school.

“Anyone that met Chachi knew that they had encountered somebody who would always put a smile on their faces,” he said. “He was somebody that embraced life and made people feel good to be around him.”

The second oldest of four brothers, Corral was always active and playing sports, and had played on the school’s football team as a freshman, Busboom said.

Despite his young age, Corral knew he wanted to serve in the military, like his grandfather, whom he and his family called Colonel. He graduated first in his Marine Corps class and was his squad’s sweeper – he would go in front of the squad to sweep the area for improvised explosive devices, Busboom said.

“He was somebody who had lived his short life with a sense of purpose, and part of that purpose was to serve others,” he said.

Corral was on his first tour of duty.

Community members organized the procession as a way to greet the family, which was returning from Dover Air Force Base. Corral’s body will be flown back from Dover at a later date.

“We were just letting them know that the community is here for them,” said Turner Stanton, 16.

Busboom will lead a candlelight vigil at Oak Hill Park at 6 p.m. today.

He said what would always stick with him the most is Corral’s focus and sense of purpose.

“He was somebody who knew what he was doing,” he said. “He knew he would be willing to sacrifice his life so people like you and I could live. For somebody that’s 19, that’s a powerful statement.”
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Lance CPL Corral is the 1,842nd American killed in Afghanistan … Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in War on Terror



Zachary C. Reiff

The Desert Sun is reporting a Marine corporal stationed at Twentynine Palms and serving in Afghanistan has died, the second local Marine killed in Afghanistan this month.

CPL Zachary C. Reiff, 22, of Preston, Iowa, died Monday from wounds received from an explosive device while on patrol in Helmand province, the U.S. Marine Corps reported.

Reiff was an anti-tank missileman assigned to 3rd Battalion; 7th Marine Regiment; 1st Marine Division based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.

He joined the Marine Corps in December 2008. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan, the Marine Corps said.

Reiff was wounded on Friday and died Monday night at a hospital in Germany, said Dave Miller, principal of Preston High School where Reiff graduated.

He said that Reiff’s parents, Marcia and Matt Reiff of Preston, flew to Germany on Saturday.

Reiff was a wrestler and football player in high school and participated in plays and student government, Miller said.

“He was a good kid,” Miller said.

Reiff’s personal service awards include the Purple Heart with gold star device, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with bronze star device, the Marine Corps said.

CPL Reiff is the 1,841st American killed in Afghanistan … Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in War on Terror



Jackie L. Diener

New York Daily News is reporting that Gov. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tue, 29 Nov 11 in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on 21 Nov 11.

Private Jackie L. Diener II died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum. Private Diener was from Boyne City, Michigan.

“I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Private Diener and I send my deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow soldiers,” Cuomo said. “We will honor the service of this Fort Drum soldier and we will be forever grateful for his dedication to our nation.”

Gov. Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state’s service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

PVT Diener is the 1,840th American killed in Afghanistan … Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in War on Terror